Gilbert, Ariz.-based Footprint LLC has announced it is establishing manufacturing operations in Richburg, S.C. The company is investing $15.4 million to establish the facility, creating an expected 115 new jobs over the next five years. Continue reading
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Venture funding for energy-efficient building technologies rose to $944 million in 2014, with total funding during 2012 to 2014 higher than any three-year period over the last 15 years, according to Lux Research, Boston. Continue reading
On Feb. 24, President Obama vetoed the “Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act,” saying, “Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest. Continue reading
Cummins Onan has introduced a compact new 5.5-kW generator set designed to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and provide auxiliary electric and optional hydraulic power for commercial truck fleets powered by CNG. Compared to gasoline, the fuel offers a reduced carbon footprint and lower per-gallon equivalent cost of operation, says the company. Continue reading
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ENVIROCRON® HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation designed to have a fast application build rate while providing uniform coverage on complex parts and surfaces and reducing material waste. Continue reading