Carolina CAT Power Systems, a provider power generation equipment, parts, and service, has completed the final stages of construction for a new 10-acre solar farm in Shelby, N.C. Continue reading
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Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has announced that he will step down from his position as CEO at the end of 2016. Continue reading
Washington, D.C.-based SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has signed a three-year agreement with SPE and its Plastics Environmental Division (PED) to co-promote and develop technical information for the Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo. Continue reading
MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a proprietary metal-free catalyst that eliminates the need for dibutyl tin and other scarce or restricted heavy metals as catalyzing agents.
The e-coating technology is designed to provide high protection of cut, stamped, or formed edges on complex metal parts. It cures at temperatures as low as 320 degrees F to help reduce energy use and related carbon emissions. It also offers a smooth film appearance and corrosion resistance. Continue reading
The first phase of the solar carport at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training facility in Oldsmar, Fla. – – the largest private, nonutility-owned solar array – – is completed, and phase two construction is underway. Continue reading