First Solar to Build $1 Billion Assembly Plant in Alabama

FLORENCE, AL—First Solar Inc. has selected Alabama as the site of a more than $1 billion factory that will assemble solar modules.

Learn From a CMO That Increased Social Media Engagement by 4000%

Suzanne Fanning, CMO for Wisconsin Cheese, and her team have increased social media engagement by 4000%. Not only that, but they have also built a national community around a love for cheese, tripled website visits and even broken a Guinness World Record. In this hybrid event, you will learn real-world

5 Steps to more effective workforce strategies

As 2023 quickly approaches, the construction industry is dealing with a series of odd contradictions. The after effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are signaling a looming recession with rising inflation, rising interest rates, lower consumer scores, dampening willingness and ability to purchase new home builds as the major indicators.  Seeing these

New federal-provincial-territorial board formed to harmonize construction codes across Canada

On November 22, the newly formed Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) assumed responsibility for the development of Canada’s National Model Codes. The CBHCC replaces the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) – the committee responsible for managing the national code development system in Canada since 1991. The creation of the

Fall Protection Solutions for Aviation Industry

Once upon a time, there were few amenities at most airports: restrooms, a cafeteria, a gift shop, and a bar. Passengers did not spend as much time in terminals as they do today. But with heightened security, flight delays, and lengthy gaps between connections, airports are now a megamall of

Get Expert Insights on Google Search, Analytics, and Advertising Features

If you want to improve your digital marketing, you first need to understand the basic tools that many businesses rely on. Google’s search, analytics, and advertising platforms are among the most popular in this realm. Learn more about these options and more from members of the online small business community

How much does it cost to build a Geodesic Home Kit?

The world today is an uncertain place, especially with the economy so unstable and inflation at an all-time high. There’s an ever-increasing concern over climate change, and people are beginning to take measures into their own hands wherever possible. People are demanding change, and want to do what they can

NLRB Releases Proposed Rule on 9(a) Recognition and Other Election Issues

The National Labor Relations Board released a proposed rule to rescind and replace the Trump-era Board’s April 1, 2020, final rule revising election procedures under the NLRA. Specifically, Nov. 3’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has three parts, each rescinding a corresponding portion of the NLRB’s April 2020 final rule.

Relief Grant Programs Open New Funding Rounds to Support Additional Businesses

Many business hardships take years to recover from. Whether it’s a pandemic or natural disaster, grants often help companies overcome these struggles. But a single round of funding isn’t always sufficient. So many state and local governments end up extending their programs. Here are several grant programs that are just

Topcon Invests in the Future of Construction with Donation to TU Dublin

Topcon Positioning Systems has committed to making two significant donations to TU Dublin, Ireland’s first technological university, which will enhance students’ experience with education on the latest digital construction methods. The announcement marks another step in the longstanding relationship between the two organizations.

New Low-Pressure Molding Materials Protect Medical Electronics

DÜSSELDORF, Germany—Henkel has introduced three new low pressure molding (LPM) materials designed to seal and protect medical devices from moisture, temperature extremes, chemicals, vibration, impact and other environmental concerns.

Cathay Industries to Purchase Venator’s Iron Oxide Pigment Operation

The purchase includes eight manufacturing sites and one administrative site across six countries on four continents.

Ontario revises Bill 23 legislation aimed at speeding up housing construction

The Ontario government is amending parts of its sweeping draft legislation aimed at speeding up housing construction, but critics say the move does little to fix the bill, which they charge would shift billions of dollars in infrastructure costs now covered by developers to municipalities and weaken environmental oversight. On

An Industry First: Products from CertainTeed NO-COAT Line Become First Non-Metal Corner Technology to Earn UL Fire Resistance Rating for Column Assemblies

CertainTeed is proud to announce that UL Solutions, the global leader in safety science, has awarded its highly acclaimed fire resistance certification for column assembly application to three NO-COAT drywall corner products: NO-COAT PRO Corner, NO-COAT Outside 90 and NO-COAT Flexible Corner 450 – marking the first-ever non-metal corner technology

Blackouts after Muskrat Falls transmission line test in Labrador fails

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador has run into more problems. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has confirmed the failure of a test of its transmission line that links the hydroelectric dam with the island of Newfoundland. The line, known as the Labrador-Island Link, was expected

U.S. Green Building Council Pushes for Greater Action and Accountability Following COP27

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is calling for greater action to address climate change following COP27.

Bidding begins for $700 million trackwork contract for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain

The provincial government announced that it has commenced the request for qualifications (RFQ) process for the electrical systems and trackwork contract, which includes the design and installation of the SkyTrain rails, and the design, installation, and integration of power, telecommunications, and automatic train control. The RFQ will end on January

In the News: Recovery Grants From $1,000 to $100K Available to Small Businesses

The impact of the pandemic will be felt for a long time. This is why pandemic-related grants are still available across the country from city, state, and federal grant programs to help small businesses. Even though the amount of these grants is not the same as PPP loans, they are

Your top DCN headlines: Nov. 21 to 25

Your top DCN headlines this week cover news Hamilton is being asked to inspect its entire sewage system after a major leak was discovered; a profile story on the high life of a rope technician; all of your CCPPP conference in one place; and PCL is working overtime on the

Hardide Coatings and Cranfield University Awarded Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) Funding

Hardide Coatings, Cranfield University awarded funding by the Henry Royce Institute for Hydrogen Energy Materials Program.

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