Engineering & Construction

Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications

V2G technology

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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A Domestic U.S. Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain Still Lacks Industry & Political Support

The U.S. is in need of a domestic mining & rare metals supply chain. There’s a natural motivation around developing this kind of supply chain, as it’s smart production strategy to give U.S.  companies more diversity in their sourcing & manufacturing partners. There’s also a national imperative to keep America’s supply chains resilient, one […]

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Engineering & Construction
Shaping the Future of Warehouses: Key Takeaways from MODEX 2024

As the logistics and material handling sectors pivot towards recovery and innovation, MODEX 2024 emerges as the crucible of transformation. With an attendance spike reminiscent of pre-pandemic vigor—up by 30%—the event has become the epicenter of technological showcases, signaling a new chapter for industry efficiencies. The stakes? A competitive edge in an industry where, […]

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Engineering & Construction
On the Conveyor Belt of Progress: What is in Store for DCS in 2024

With the dawn of a new era in material handling and logistics marked by digital transformation and automation, Designed Conveyor Systems (DCS) has emerged as a vanguard. Their strategic movements, including the successful integration of Datum technology and recent corporate acquisitions, underscore an industry-wide evolution towards efficiency and smart solutions. In an era where […]

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Richard Olguin on Gates & Sons’ Construction Products

How does the integration of industry-specific products and methods into vocational education impact the preparedness of students entering the construction workforce? In an insightful interview, Jim Huscroft, the President of Gates & Sons, speaks with Richard Olguin, a Project Manager at Baca Construction, about Olguin’s experience incorporating Gates’s construction products into the building construction […]

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Community Generated Content - Gates & Sons
The Importance of Trades Education

How does the hands-on approach in trades education, particularly in carpentry, prepare students for the evolving demands of the construction industry? The Associate Professor of Carpentry at Hawai’i Community College shares insights from their two-year vocational program, emphasizing the comprehensive training in residential carpentry, from traditional skills like building wooden windows and doors to […]

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Gates & Sons Training Programs

How do vocational training and career development in the construction industry reflect workers’ changing needs and opportunities? In a conversation about Gates & Sons Training Programs, Don Valdez, the National Retail Sales Manager at Gates & Sons, discusses with company President Jim Huscroft the broad spectrum of training initiatives they’ve been implementing, especially highlighting […]

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Galvanized Steel Leads the Way in Sustainable Building Practices From Cost Savings to Environmental Benefits
April 22, 2024

As the construction industry navigates the complexities of sustainability and economic pressures, the role of galvanized steel has become increasingly pertinent in sustainable architecture. This material, celebrated for its durability and low environmental impact, is gaining attention amid global steel market fluctuations and rising demands for sustainable building practices. With significant shifts in manufacturing […]

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Rethink Everything: Modern Cloud Environments Demand a Fusion of New Security Architectures, Continuous Education and Educated Partnerships
April 22, 2024

As businesses increasingly transition to cloud environments, the conversation around cybersecurity has become more crucial. The shift from on-premise to cloud-based infrastructures offers notable benefits like scalability and cost savings, yet it introduces unique challenges and complexities in security management. The stakes are high, with a significant rise in cyber threats exploiting the vulnerabilities […]

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Bullying, Suicide, and Society The Unseen Crisis in K-12 Education
April 22, 2024

In a recent episode of the Secured podcast hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security Services, the tragic case of a transgender student named Nicks Benedict from Oklahoma grabbed national attention. Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified with he and they pronouns, died by suicide after a bullying incident at school. The […]

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Acoustics CAD Simulation: The Future of Aerospace Design
April 22, 2024

As industries strive to meet stringent noise regulations and enhance acoustic performance, acoustic CAD simulation has become an essential tool in aerospace design. The European Environment Agency reports that noise pollution affects the well-being of millions, emphasizing the need for advanced acoustic solutions to mitigate these effects. What cutting-edge strategies and technologies can address […]

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Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain
Articles
A Domestic U.S. Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain Still Lacks Industry & Political Support
April 16, 2024

The U.S. is in need of a domestic mining & rare metals supply chain. There’s a natural motivation around developing this kind of supply chain, as it’s smart production strategy to give U.S.  companies more diversity in their sourcing & manufacturing partners. There’s also a national imperative to keep America’s supply chains resilient, one […]

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Fernweh Group Expands Global Footprint with Strategic Acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services

What does the Fernweh Group’s acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services suggest about the evolving landscape of the energy and industrial sectors? Energy Sector Reporter Michelle Dawn Mooney finds the Fernweh Group’s latest maneuver indicative of a more significant trend towards consolidation in service-focused businesses within these sectors. She underscores the […]

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Increasing Transparency Through AI and Machine Learning Provides Necessary Preparation for the New Industrial World

How is the migration to AI and machine learning poised to revolutionize supply chain optimization in the construction industry? Kelly J. Massad, the CEO of Mainstay Digital, highlights the transformative potential of AI and machine learning in enhancing visibility and transparency across the supply chain, ensuring a more efficient and streamlined process. “By increasing […]

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Concrete Construction Transformed: Innovations, Sustainability, and Inclusion Reshape the Industry

The concrete construction industry is experiencing a transformative phase marked by groundbreaking innovations and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. In 2024, technologies are revolutionizing traditional practices, enhancing efficiency while significantly reducing worker injuries. This shift goes beyond mere productivity; it reflects a profound change in the industry’s approach to environmental stewardship and worker safety. […]

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Manufacturing Industry is Seeing a Skills-Gap That Technology Created, But Can Solve
October 13, 2023

The age-old adage of “knowledge is power” has evolved into “knowledge is digital.” In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, there’s a gap widening between experienced craftsmen, who have honed their skills over decades, and the tech-savvy newcomers who expect instant access to information. This so-called “skills gap” is far from new, but what sets […]

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DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 2

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the world of advanced manufacturing is undergoing a seismic shift. Generative design, a cutting-edge approach that leverages algorithms to produce optimized designs, is at the forefront of this transformation. As industries from medicine to automotive grapple with the challenges of innovation, this new technological innovation emerges as a […]

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DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 1

In the age of rapid technological advancements, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation. The rise of generative design, a process that uses algorithms to generate optimized design solutions, is revolutionizing how products are conceptualized and produced. With the global manufacturing market expected to reach $985.5 billion by 2032, the stakes have never […]

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Card Skimming: Consequences, Strategies and Preventative Measures

Despite its many conveniences, the digital era has its dark side: cybersecurity threats. As technology evolves, so do the ways in which criminals exploit it. Card skimming in particular has seen a concerning uptick recently. According to FICO data, the number of compromised cards increased by 10Xs in 2023 than in 2022. The target? […]

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Robotic Technology and It’s Impact on Painting Proves That Automation is in The Future
September 29, 2023

The advent of robotic technology is revolutionizing manufacturing and painting processes by elevating them to unprecedented heights. Tony Kerkhove, a seasoned professional in the painting industry, has a firsthand account of the transformative impact of robots within DeGeest Corporation’s paint department, where automation is integrated to streamline workloads and increase efficiency. The robots replicate […]

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Advanced Technology Can Provide the Visual Data to Quickly Identify Critical Infrastructure Needs

The U.S. is facing an urgent and critical infrastructure crisis, and nowhere is this more evident than in the thousands of aging, decaying, and in some cases, downright dangerous bridges. Naturally, bridge replacement seems like the clear solution, but other things like money, time and pre-planning come into play. Even with the biggest infrastructure […]

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Standardization Among Companies Will Be The Quickest Pathway Towards a More Stable Digital Twin System

The concept of a “digital twin”—a virtual replica of a physical system or object—isn’t new, but it’s experiencing a renaissance, thanks to rapid advances in technology. While the buzzwords are plenty—virtual commissioning, virtual FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), and so on—the reality is that the field is still in flux, a blend of potential and […]

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Introducing Polygon’s Sophisticated Worksite Cable Management Set-Up

Since the world is increasingly dependent on technology, the unsung art of cable management often goes unnoticed—until it becomes a tangled mess, that is. A well-organized cabling system not only elevates the aesthetic of a workspace but also enhances functionality, making troubleshooting and upgrades significantly easier. The proper management of cables are the focal […]

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Latest Podcasts

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BOXX Modular
Shaping Tomorrow: The Pivotal Role of Modular Design in Sustainable Architecture
February 23, 2024

In a landscape increasingly defined by technological advancement and sustainability, the architectural realm stands on the cusp of a revolution, prominently marked by the advent and growth of modular innovation. This installment of Built Modular, presented by BOXX Modular, delves into the transformative potential of modular architecture and its implications for the future. Host […]

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Cold & Self-Storage Construction Trends: Consumer Preferences, Tertiary Markets, and Technology Investment Will Make the Difference in 2024

The industry doesn’t need tea leaves to determine the leading cold & self-storage construction trends in 2024; they only need to listen to the experts. The self-storage sector, adapting to changing demands and a cooling housing market, has become a resilient performer in real estate, with trends showing a shift towards stability and a […]

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Boxx Modular’s New Branch in Atlantic Canada: A Strategic Move for Construction Innovation

In an era where construction innovation is reshaping the industry, modular construction’s growth continues to rise. In this episode of Built Modular, Boxx Modular’s strategic expansion into Moncton, Atlantic Canada takes center stage. Host Gabrielle Bejarano welcomes Charles Landry and Ray Girouard to explore the implications of this venture. Bejarano, Landry, and Girouard discuss […]

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Manufacturing Industry is Seeing a Skills-Gap That Technology Created, But Can Solve

The age-old adage of “knowledge is power” has evolved into “knowledge is digital.” In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, there’s a gap widening between experienced craftsmen, who have honed their skills over decades, and the tech-savvy newcomers who expect instant access to information. This so-called “skills gap” is far from new, but what sets […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition
DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 2
October 12, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the world of advanced manufacturing is undergoing a seismic shift. Generative design, a cutting-edge approach that leverages algorithms to produce optimized designs, is at the forefront of this transformation. As industries from medicine to automotive grapple with the challenges of innovation, this new technological innovation emerges as a […]

Read More
DisruptED: Generative Design And The Future of Advanced Manufacturing, Part 1

In the age of rapid technological advancements, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation. The rise of generative design, a process that uses algorithms to generate optimized design solutions, is revolutionizing how products are conceptualized and produced. With the global manufacturing market expected to reach $985.5 billion by 2032, the stakes have never […]

Read More
Card Skimming: Consequences, Strategies and Preventative Measures

Despite its many conveniences, the digital era has its dark side: cybersecurity threats. As technology evolves, so do the ways in which criminals exploit it. Card skimming in particular has seen a concerning uptick recently. According to FICO data, the number of compromised cards increased by 10Xs in 2023 than in 2022. The target? […]

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Live from FABTECH 2023: Stories From the Field with LestaUSA’s Brad Ruppert

Live from FABTECH 2023; there were plenty of stories to share from the world of automation, robotics, and finishing. In the bustling and competitive world of manufacturing, innovation is the name of the game. The rapid embracement of automation technologies is a testament to the industry’s relentless pursuit of efficiency and quality. A study […]

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Engineering & Construction
FABTECH 2023: Finishing Consultants Partners with LestaUSA to Bring Proven Robotic Finishing Solutions
October 2, 2023

The rapid evolution of technology in recent years has drastically transformed the manufacturing industry, unlocking new horizons in efficiency, precision, and scalability and bringing forth proven robotic finishing solutions. This transformation into an adoption of robotics and automation is reshaping the realm of finishing solutions within manufacturing. With FABTECH 2023 serving as a veritable […]

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FABTECH 2023: A Finishing Industry Update from LestaUSA National Sales Director, Steve Schwartz

The modern manufacturing industry stands at the cusp of a paradigm shift ushered in by the robust adoption of robotic technology and automation, particularly in finishing operations. While promising a leap in efficiency and precision, this transition invites many challenges and considerations. As showcased in FABTECH 2023, the amalgamation of seasoned expertise with innovative […]

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Robotic Technology and It’s Impact on Painting Proves That Automation is in The Future

The advent of robotic technology is revolutionizing manufacturing and painting processes by elevating them to unprecedented heights. Tony Kerkhove, a seasoned professional in the painting industry, has a firsthand account of the transformative impact of robots within DeGeest Corporation’s paint department, where automation is integrated to streamline workloads and increase efficiency. The robots replicate […]

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Navigating Risk and Opportunity in Decarbonization and Sustainability – Part 2 of 2

Navigating risk and opportunity in decarbonization and sustainability has become a pressing concern for industries worldwide. As the urgency of climate change intensifies, businesses face the dual challenge of fostering economic growth while championing environmental stewardship. The research underscores that companies with a proactive approach to sustainability carve out a competitive advantage and play […]

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Latest Videos

V2G technology
Energy
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

Read More
Shaping the Future of Warehouses: Key Takeaways from MODEX 2024

As the logistics and material handling sectors pivot towards recovery and innovation, MODEX 2024 emerges as the crucible of transformation. With an attendance spike reminiscent of pre-pandemic vigor—up by 30%—the event has become the epicenter of technological showcases, signaling a new chapter for industry efficiencies. The stakes? A competitive edge in an industry where, […]

Read More
On the Conveyor Belt of Progress: What is in Store for DCS in 2024

With the dawn of a new era in material handling and logistics marked by digital transformation and automation, Designed Conveyor Systems (DCS) has emerged as a vanguard. Their strategic movements, including the successful integration of Datum technology and recent corporate acquisitions, underscore an industry-wide evolution towards efficiency and smart solutions. In an era where […]

Read More
Richard Olguin on Gates & Sons’ Construction Products

How does the integration of industry-specific products and methods into vocational education impact the preparedness of students entering the construction workforce? In an insightful interview, Jim Huscroft, the President of Gates & Sons, speaks with Richard Olguin, a Project Manager at Baca Construction, about Olguin’s experience incorporating Gates’s construction products into the building construction […]

Read More
trades education
Community Generated Content - Gates & Sons
The Importance of Trades Education
March 5, 2024

How does the hands-on approach in trades education, particularly in carpentry, prepare students for the evolving demands of the construction industry? The Associate Professor of Carpentry at Hawai’i Community College shares insights from their two-year vocational program, emphasizing the comprehensive training in residential carpentry, from traditional skills like building wooden windows and doors to […]

Read More
Gates & Sons Training Programs

How do vocational training and career development in the construction industry reflect workers’ changing needs and opportunities? In a conversation about Gates & Sons Training Programs, Don Valdez, the National Retail Sales Manager at Gates & Sons, discusses with company President Jim Huscroft the broad spectrum of training initiatives they’ve been implementing, especially highlighting […]

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Cam-Lock Form Building Class

How can vocational training in carpentry, particularly in specialized areas like Cam-Lock form building, bridge the gap between traditional education and the immediate needs of the construction industry? In a conversation captured at the Gates & Sons booth, Don Valdez, the National Retail Sales Manager at Gates & Sons, engages with Jeramiah Coyle, a […]

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VCC Unveils CMSI: Revolutionizing Construction Management and Owner Representation

In an era where the construction industry is continuously evolving, the launch of Construction Management Services International (CMSI) marks a significant milestone. This new venture, a brainchild of VCC, aims to redefine the landscape of construction management and owner representation services. CMSI emerges as a specialized entity, distinctly partitioned within the VCC conglomerate, with […]

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Community Generated Content - VCC
Empowering Women in Construction: Candice Offonry’s Vision for Diversity and Leadership in the Industry
March 1, 2024

How can women reshape a historically male-dominated industry and carve out their leadership path in construction? VCC honors Women in Construction Week with thoughts from Candice Offonry, the Talent Acquisition Manager at VCC. Offonry brings invaluable perspective to this question, advocating for diversity and offering a blueprint for women’s growth in construction, from internships […]

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Thin Margins: The Paper Shortage and Its Toll on the Printing Industry

In today’s dynamic business landscape, adaptability is key to survival. The printing industry, known for its resilience and evolution, recently faced an unprecedented and formidable challenge with a worldwide paper shortage. This part 1 episode of Unlocking Potential dives deep into the heart of this crisis, exploring its causes, consequences, and actionable solutions. At the […]

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VCC Construction: A Leader Among 2023’s Top Firms in Shopping Mall, Big Box Store, and Strip Center Construction by Building Design + Construction

Building Design + Construction’s 2023 rankings recognize VCC Construction as one of the top three construction firms for shopping malls, big box stores, and strip center construction. VCC’s portfolio boasts significant projects across the United States, including St. John’s Town Center, Fairfield Town Center, Stonestown Galleria, SoNo Collection, Shops at 493, Market Square, RedBird […]

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RIG-A-LITE’s LED Lighting Solutions are a Game-Changer for Industrial Safety

In an era where industrial safety and energy efficiency are paramount, RIG-A-LITE, a subsidiary of Avail Infrastructure Solutions, stands out as a beacon of innovation in the British Columbia, Canada region. Specializing in LED lighting solutions for hazardous locations, RIGA-LITE addresses the critical needs of industries operating under challenging conditions. This video presents an […]

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Other Engineering & Construction Articles
Cam-Lock Form Building Class
March 5, 2024

How can vocational training in carpentry, particularly in specialized areas like Cam-Lock form building, bridge the gap between traditional education and the immediate needs of the construction industry? In a conversation captured at the Gates & Sons booth, Don Valdez, the National Retail Sales Manager at Gates & Sons, engages with Jeramiah Coyle, a […]

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Fernweh Group Expands Global Footprint with Strategic Acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services
March 3, 2024

What does the Fernweh Group’s acquisition of Sun Industrial Group by Calvin Power Services suggest about the evolving landscape of the energy and industrial sectors? Energy Sector Reporter Michelle Dawn Mooney finds the Fernweh Group’s latest maneuver indicative of a more significant trend towards consolidation in service-focused businesses within these sectors. She underscores the […]

Read More
VCC Unveils CMSI: Revolutionizing Construction Management and Owner Representation
March 1, 2024

In an era where the construction industry is continuously evolving, the launch of Construction Management Services International (CMSI) marks a significant milestone. This new venture, a brainchild of VCC, aims to redefine the landscape of construction management and owner representation services. CMSI emerges as a specialized entity, distinctly partitioned within the VCC conglomerate, with […]

Read More
Empowering Women in Construction: Candice Offonry’s Vision for Diversity and Leadership in the Industry
March 1, 2024

How can women reshape a historically male-dominated industry and carve out their leadership path in construction? VCC honors Women in Construction Week with thoughts from Candice Offonry, the Talent Acquisition Manager at VCC. Offonry brings invaluable perspective to this question, advocating for diversity and offering a blueprint for women’s growth in construction, from internships […]

Read More
Shaping Tomorrow: The Pivotal Role of Modular Design in Sustainable Architecture
February 23, 2024

In a landscape increasingly defined by technological advancement and sustainability, the architectural realm stands on the cusp of a revolution, prominently marked by the advent and growth of modular innovation. This installment of Built Modular, presented by BOXX Modular, delves into the transformative potential of modular architecture and its implications for the future. Host […]

Read More
Increasing Transparency Through AI and Machine Learning Provides Necessary Preparation for the New Industrial World
February 23, 2024

How is the migration to AI and machine learning poised to revolutionize supply chain optimization in the construction industry? Kelly J. Massad, the CEO of Mainstay Digital, highlights the transformative potential of AI and machine learning in enhancing visibility and transparency across the supply chain, ensuring a more efficient and streamlined process. “By increasing […]

Read More
Thin Margins: The Paper Shortage and Its Toll on the Printing Industry
February 15, 2024

In today’s dynamic business landscape, adaptability is key to survival. The printing industry, known for its resilience and evolution, recently faced an unprecedented and formidable challenge with a worldwide paper shortage. This part 1 episode of Unlocking Potential dives deep into the heart of this crisis, exploring its causes, consequences, and actionable solutions. At the […]

Read More
VCC Construction: A Leader Among 2023’s Top Firms in Shopping Mall, Big Box Store, and Strip Center Construction by Building Design + Construction
February 14, 2024

Building Design + Construction’s 2023 rankings recognize VCC Construction as one of the top three construction firms for shopping malls, big box stores, and strip center construction. VCC’s portfolio boasts significant projects across the United States, including St. John’s Town Center, Fairfield Town Center, Stonestown Galleria, SoNo Collection, Shops at 493, Market Square, RedBird […]

Read More
RIG-A-LITE’s LED Lighting Solutions are a Game-Changer for Industrial Safety
February 8, 2024

In an era where industrial safety and energy efficiency are paramount, RIG-A-LITE, a subsidiary of Avail Infrastructure Solutions, stands out as a beacon of innovation in the British Columbia, Canada region. Specializing in LED lighting solutions for hazardous locations, RIGA-LITE addresses the critical needs of industries operating under challenging conditions. This video presents an […]

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