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2014-09-02 20:23:43

CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- James McHugh Construction Co., along with the Chicago White Sox and Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, will host an outreach fair on September 4 for qualified M/W/DBE subcontractors and suppliers. Firms should bring a copy of their current certification. The fair will begin at 10:00 AM with an introduction of the project scope and team. The event will be held at US Cellular Field, 333 W. 35(th) Street in the Learning Center. Enter through...

2014-09-02 16:27:04

Company Will Also Host Customer and Industry Supplier Event near Convention in Las Vegas in September MONROE, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation meets performance as Deceuninck North America introduces the eos(TM) window system, which applies world-class engineering and advanced material science to create a new window standard for performance, economy and fabricator efficiency. Making its debut at the company's booth (#1413) at GlassBuild America, eos is designed to meet...

2014-09-02 16:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120117/PH35523LOGO Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with...

2014-09-02 12:31:07

ALBANY, New York, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Portland Cement Market for Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure and Other Applications (Bricks, Farm Construction, etc.) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," which observes that the Portland cement market demand in 2013 was worth 3,670.8 million tons and is expected to reach 5,165.1 million tons by 2020,...

2014-09-02 12:22:37

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelsior Engineering has been selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management contractor by Field Upgrading for the construction of an innovative pilot facility that aims to commercialize a technology to improve the economics of upgrading Alberta's bitumen. Excelsior Engineering is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based facilities engineering firm. Excelsior provides project engineering, procurement and construction...

2014-09-02 08:30:56

Firm awarded contract for multimillion-dollar Building Information Model for VA OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The KPA Group (http://www.thekpagroup.com) was selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management to develop the Building Information Model for each of the buildings and associated sites on the Palo Alto VA Campus. Approximately 60 building models will be created and over 20 unique campus site configurations will...

2014-08-31 23:04:08

Redupax from Sound Seal offers superior, economical performance that ends the “hollow sound” of one of today’s most popular flooring choices. Agawam, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Redupax Underlayment from Impacta Flooring, a division of Sound Seal, is a 100% recycled wood fiber based underlay that will not bounce or flex like many foams, felts, and rubber underlays—resulting in a more stable and robust sound when walked upon, and eliminating the disagreeable “hollow sound”...

2014-08-31 23:00:36

Recently, Delta has updated its wheel loader assortment with a lot of cheap used cat 966 loaders. All these items are guaranteed to be great. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 With years of hard work, Delta has now become one of the leading suppliers of great secondhand construction machines. Recently, the company has updated its wheel loader assortment with a lot of cheap used cat 966 loaders. All these items are guaranteed to be great. Additionally, they are offered at very affordable rates...

2014-08-30 23:00:31

New Jersey’s trusted air duct cleaning service, NJ Duct Cleaning, has now expanded its services to Nutley, NJ. Union, NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Residents in Nutley, NJ have a new place to turn for improving the air quality in their homes. NJ Duct Cleaning is now providing vent cleaning and dry duct cleaning services in Nutley and Princeton, NJ. The indoor air specialists at NJ Air Duct Cleaning are experienced professionals who specialize removing any contaminants which can be found in...

2014-08-29 08:20:28

DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Auto Fastener & Clip Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Auto Fastener & Clip Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global auto fastener and clip industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications...


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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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'