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2014-07-31 23:22:09

Confident Aire, Inc., an HVAC Company located in the Far West Suburbs of Chicagoland announces discounts on sump pumps and generators aimed at helping homeowners avoid disaster from violent storms during August, the rainiest month of the year in the Chicago area. Batavia, Illinois (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Did you know that in the Chicago area, August is the rainiest month of the year? According to the National Weather Service, Chicago receives on average 3 to 7 inches of rainfall during this...

2014-07-31 23:01:48

Jeremiah’s Tavern in Rochester, NY is using reclaimed barn siding from Pioneer Millworks on the exterior of their newest restaurants and bringing more storied wood inside with mixed reclaimed softwoods flooring. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Jeremiah’s Tavern joins other renowned restaurants incorporating Pioneer Millworks’ reclaimed wood to create a unique atmosphere and highlight their commitment to the environment. Their newest location features reclaimed barn siding on...

2014-07-31 23:01:45

New Energy Works’ fine woodworking group, NEWwoodworks, introduces a new website to educate the public on the products their craftsmen produce. Shortsville, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 NEWwoodworks, fine woodworking group at New Energy Works Timberframers, is expanding their brand presence with a website dedicated to highlighting their craft and their people. For over 20 years, NEWwoodworks has specialized in handcrafted cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom designed...

2014-07-31 23:00:49

The BOMAG BC472RB refuse compactor offers the performance and durability of the company's larger machines, but in a more compact package. Kewanee, Illinois (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The BC472RB refuse compactor from BOMAG offers the performance and durability of the company’s larger machines, but in a more compact package. Ideal for smaller landfills, the 52,900-pound compactor offers a sealed frame design, outstanding operator comfort, easy maintenance access and superior compaction...

2014-07-31 12:29:41

MONONA, Iowa, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For its innovative modular Biomedical Research building in Bay Area, California, Art's-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 Award of Distinction. With competition in over 30 categories, MBI's contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program for MBI members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. "This project is an excellent example the capability...

2014-07-31 12:26:03

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from McGraw Hill Construction (http://www.construction.com) published in its Project Delivery Systems SmartMarket Report reveals that while owners, architects and contractors in the buildings sector all agree that the choice of a delivery system on a project impacts project cost, schedule and the potential for overall client satisfaction, perspectives on which of the three established delivery systems can best deliver these and other...

2014-07-31 12:24:12

PORT-DANIEL - GASCONS, QC, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of its new generation cement plant under construction in the Gaspé region has been completed. National Bank of Canada, as sole bookrunner of the bank syndicate, has confirmed the availability of a $360M loan for the project. This amount is in addition to the $500M in equity from private and public investors including the joint venture formed by the groupe Beaudier and La Caisse de...

2014-07-30 23:15:25

Warm Your Floor, a California-based provider of electric radiant floor heating, has announced its stock of the Nuheat Signature thermostat, the industry’s first WiFi-enabled floor heating thermostat. Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Warm Your Floor, a leading provider of electric radiant floor heating, has announced its stock of the industry’s first WiFi-enabled floor heating thermostat, the Nuheat Signature. Now homeowners can experience the convenience and confidence they...

2014-07-30 23:10:01

Construct-A-Lead’s comprehensive online database supplies the enormous, yet highly under-served construction marketplace with valuable information for companies to be able to compete in the multi-billion dollar global construction marketplace. The new site enhancements and variety of private construction projects offer users insight into the area’s construction activity. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Construct-A-Lead, the Construction Industry’s most comprehensive construction...

2014-07-30 23:08:25

Pedestrian bridges installed over track create a great vantage point for spectators in one of the largest street races in the United States. Modesto, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Mabey Inc. provided two temporary bridges to the City of Modesto for its first-ever Grand Prix race to be held August 1-3. The event is expected to attract 15,000 spectators and, with that kind of volume, the city needed to provide safe passage for pedestrians. Modesto’s event organizers worked with Mabey to...


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2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

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2010-10-04 16:15:56

Staplers, used widely in government, business, offices, and schools, are mechanical devices that join sheets of paper by driving a metal staple through the paper. The first stapler was created for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of royal court. George McGill created the predecessor of the modern staple. In 1867, he received a patent for a press to insert his fastener into paper. Henry R. Heyl received a patent for the first machine to both insert and clinch the...

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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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2005-05-25 19:16:15

Perlite is an amorphous glass mineral of volcanic origin. Typical analysis: 70-75% SiO2, 12-15% Al2O3, Na2O 3-4%, K2O 3-5%, Fe2O3 0,5-2%, MgO 0,2-0,7%, CaO 0,5-1,5% Loss On Ignition 3-5% Properties: When it reaches temperatures of 850"“900 °C, perlite softens (since it is a glass) and water trapped in the structure escapes and this causes the expansion of the material to 7"“15 times its original volume. The expanded material is a brilliant white, due to the reflectivity of the...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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