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EPA announces $1.6 million settlement for Superfund site
EPA announces $1.6 million settlement for  Superfund site

February 19, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on February 15 that it had agreed on a $1.62 million settlement between 47 parities that had a hand in contaminating the Operating Industries, Inc. (OII) Superfund Site. Continue reading

Diamond mining company sparkles as it implements lean
Diamond mining company sparkles as it implements lean

February 19, 2013

-Lean operations have spread from the manufacturing floor at Toyota to warehouses and distribution centers all over there world. The operations strategy has been used in several industries as managers continue to develop the model to make it fit their needs, and now, the mining industry is getting in on the lean action. Continue reading

Rhode Island officials debate how to spend municipal maintenance funds
Rhode Island officials debate how to spend municipal maintenance funds

February 14, 2013

Rhode Island state legislators are sparing with Governor Lincoln Chaffee over how to spend municipal funds, as the two groups decide whether the money will be used for municipal maintenance or for pension costs. Continue reading

PennDOT plans to spend funds on maintenance, not new roads
PennDOT plans to spend funds on maintenance, not new roads

February 13, 2013

Pennsylvania's failing road system is about to get a $300 million makeover thanks to Governor Tom Corbett's proposed transportation plan, which will most likely allocate the funds toward municipal maintenance rather than the construction of new roads. Continue reading

Manufacturing firm spendsĀ $12 million on facilities improvements
Manufacturing firm spends $12 million on facilities improvements

February 12, 2013

Portola Packaging, which has facilities throughout the country, recently announced it plans to spend $12 million on a capital expenditure project to better prepare some of its operations for higher demand for its services. Continue reading

Kentucky plant explosion result of deferred maintenance on furnace, investigation shows
Kentucky plant explosion result of deferred maintenance on furnace, investigation shows

February 8, 2013

Early reports from a federal investigation of a Kentucky chemical plants show that critical maintenance was set aside on one furnace that ultimately caused the explosion. Continue reading

Deferred maintenance costing UMass Dartmouth
Deferred maintenance costing UMass Dartmouth

February 7, 2013

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is experiencing serious problems as its aging campus is sending the school's maintenance management costs up by the millions, with current deferred maintenance levels as $426 million. Continue reading

Failure to abate safety violations gets Milwaukee company in hot water with OSHA
Failure to abate safety violations gets Milwaukee company in hot water with OSHA

February 7, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on February 6, 2013, that Milwaukee's Shindler Tire Recycling LLC received 12 safety violations during an inspection in November, which was a follow up a previous violation. Continue reading

Ohio universities face mounting debt for deferred maintenance
Ohio universities face mounting debt for deferred maintenance

February 4, 2013

The ballooning debt faced by 13 of Ohio's four-year public universities has spiraled out of control in recent years, nearly tripling in the last decade as the schools tackled deferred maintenance projects on classroom buildings, dorms and recreation centers. Continue reading

Illinois company to spend $3 million to meet EPA compliance
Illinois company to spend $3 million to meet EPA compliance

February 2, 2013

On January 31, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced alongside the State of Illinois that the two have signed a consent decree with one Illinois company to finalize a resolution after it violated the EPA's Clean Air Act. Continue reading

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