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Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive lunch event while supporting a critical cause. This is an annual event See Event Website.
Superfund Push Yields Few Results Speeding up the notoriously slow-moving Superfund program appears to be a priority for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt as he looks to revamp the entire agency. See the ENR Article.
Trump Budget Backs Nuclear, Coal; Cuts Funding for Renewables The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget request released February 12 asks for more money to support fossil fuel-based power systems, but seeks funding below current levels for other energy initiatives, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. See the Power Magazine Article.
The construction industry saw a jump of 36,000 jobs in January and a sharp year-over-year drop in its unemployment rate but an upturn from December’s rate, the Labor Dept. has reported. See the ENR Article.
On the evening of Friday, Jan. 31, 1958, Americans eagerly waited for news as the rocket carrying the Explorer 1 satellite was prepped for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. See the Space Daily Article.
Innovation and perseverance are as synonymous with this business as oil and gas. For over a century producers have found ways to navigate challenging business cycles. Appalachia’s producers have drastically cut breakevens and improved EURs by driving down operating costs and refocusing their strategies. This June, find out what’s working, what’s not and what’s next for upstream producers and midstream operators in the Marcellus and Utica, North America’s top natural gas-producing region. DUG EAST 2018
We have solved engineering challenges in numerous industries including manufacturing, chemical, and energy. See Portfolio Page.
Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market. The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim Farley, president of global markets, said during a presentation at the Detroit auto show. That’s up from the $4.5 billion that Ford said in late 2015 it would invest through the end of the decade. See the IndustryNet Article.
​A Campaign to Transform How Young People see Engineering has Launched Today (Jan. 15, 2018) The Year of Engineering is a national drive to inspire young people, plug the 20,000-a-year shortfall in engineering graduates, and increase diversity in a sector that is 91% male and 94% white. See the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Article.
Hope in the New Year: Opportunities Abound for the Power Industry There are challenges facing the power industry in 2018, but there are also a lot of exciting opportunities. Renewable energy and gas-fired generation are expected to continue growing, but changes in federal and state policies could also provide needed support for the coal and nuclear power sectors. Advanced technology, distributed generation, battery storage, and microgrids will all play a vital role in the future. See the Power Magazine Article.

Upcoming Events

  1. Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing Reception

    February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. PittCon 2018

    February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
  3. 2018 TMS Annual Meeting

    March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

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