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Carlisle Construction Materials Announces Plans for a New Missouri Manufacturing Facility

Carlisle Construction Materials | April 22, 2021

The monetary resurgence proceeds in Missouri with new speculations from organizations across a few enterprises. Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (CCM) is the furthest down the line organization to report intends to grow with another office in the state. The maker declared today that it is contributing $62 million and making 100 new openings at another 455,000 square foot creation and assembling office in Sikeston, Missouri.

"We're energized that Carlisle Construction Materials is proceeding to develop its tasks in our state," Governor Mike Parson said. "This venture and the subsequent new openings will help support business and financial improvement in the area both now and later on – a significant success for Sikeston and all of Southeast Missouri."

The organization is a broadened producer and provider of premium structure items and related advancements for the business and private development markets. The new office in Missouri will be its 50th area from one side of the country to the other.

"The new polyiso office adds to our industry driving abilities and addresses the organization's continuous obligation to conveying a-list client experience," Nick Shears, President of CCM, said. "It is deliberately situated to more readily serve the focal U.S. what's more, will bring about improved assistance for CCM clients around there. The creation of energy-saving protection and decrease of transportation paths are both critical to Carlisle's ESG administrative role."

The organization chose Missouri because of its focal area, which will help diminish lead times as provincial interest keeps on developing for development materials. The state's labor force, the minimal effort of working together, and local area support additionally pulled in the new venture.

"Congrats to Carlisle Construction Materials on this new extension," Missouri Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon said. "They proceeded with speculation from this organization in our state shows the development potential for all organizations in Missouri. The great positions made through this venture will enormously affect Sikeston and the encompassing region."

"Our people group is eager to invite Carlisle Construction Materials to Sikeston, Missouri," Mayor Steven Burch said. "Financial improvement is a group activity, and that was particularly evident with this undertaking. I'm pleased with the associations between the nearby, local, and state pioneers, including BNSF Railway, that assisted us with carrying this remarkable organization to Sikeston. We are anticipating watching them develop here for quite a long time to come."

The organization intends to start development in the late spring of 2021. They join a developing rundown of organizations that have as of late reported designs to open new offices in Missouri, including Accenture Federal Services, Chewy, Inc., and Melaleuca, Inc. In only the previous year, Missouri Partnership has joined forces with networks across the state to help draw in organizations in assembling, circulation and coordinations, monetary and proficient administrations, and food arrangements adding up to more than $286 million in the capital venture.

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DEWALT® To Premiere New Innovation for the Commercial Concrete and Masonry Construction Industries at World of Concrete® Trade Show

DEWALT | January 15, 2022

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Cordless SDS MAX Chipping Hammer quickly breaks down dense concrete with up to 19.4 Joules of impact energy**. The hammer tackles horizontal and downward chipping for high-performance in mid-to-lower wall and flooring tasks and is also ideal for demanding highway jobs. The midweight 60V MAX* 15 lb. Cordless SDS Max Chipping Hammer delivers up to 10.5 Joules of impact energy** and is highly maneuverable for horizontal chipping in upper or lower walls and concrete surface preparation applications. The hammers deliver precision chipping with 7-position variable speed control and maintain consistent speed under load through built-in constant-speed electronics for steady operation. Both hammers feature an integrated SHOCKS Active Vibration Control® system designed to minimize vibration felt at the handles compared to rotary hammers without this feature. Each is enabled with WIRELESS TOOL CONTROL connectivity for remote activation of the DCV585 60V MAX* Dust Extractor (sold separately) and comes Tag Ready™ providing the ability to attach a DEWALT Tool Connect™ Tag for location tracking via the DEWALT Tool Connect™ app (tags sold separately). The hammers will be available April 1, 2022 as kitted units. Made in the USA Critical Connection Undercut Anchors (CCU+™) When critical mechanical anchor connections are required, DEWALT heavy-duty Critical Connection Undercut (CCU+™) Anchors get the job done. The 3/8-in, 1/2-in, 5/8-in and 3/4-in CCU+™ anchor range combines with Hollow Stop and Undercutting Bits, 60V MAX* rotary hammers and dust extractors for an OSHA Table 1 compliant cordless system that is designed to fast-track anchor installation and reduce dust exposure. Available now in two steel grades, Carbon Steel B7 and 316 Stainless Steel Class 2, the anchors are Made in the USA and compliant with the procurement requirements under the Buy American Act for USDA projects. They are ideal for: Beam, column, and post anchorages Safety related attachments and assemblies Industrial facilities and water treatment plants Transportation structures Equipment supports and utility systems Barriers, guards, and railing mounts Critical overhead anchorages Seismic qualification (SDC A – F) Tension zone / cracked concrete 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805) and the 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800) Attendees will also preview the new DEWALT 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill (DCD805) and 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Cordless 1/2-in. Drill/Driver (DCD800), both launching in March 2022. 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About Stanley Black & Decker Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a leading $14.5 billion global diversified industrial with 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries who make the tools, products and solutions to deliver on its Purpose, For Those Who Make The World. The Company operates the world's largest tools business featuring iconic brands such as DEWALT, STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN; the world's second largest commercial electronic security company; and is a global industrial leader of highly engineered solutions within its engineered fastening and infrastructure businesses. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

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ISC Launches New Construction General Liability Program for Middle-Market Firms

ISC | February 04, 2022

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EarthDaily Analytics Provides Strategic Update and Announces Initiation of EarthDaily Constellation Construction

EarthDaily Analytics Corp | January 13, 2022

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By pairing the fully automated, endlessly scalable, cloud-native SaaS EarthPipeline data processing system with the ultra-high quality, Analytics-Ready Data and daily global coverage provided by the EarthDaily Constellation, EDA is positioned to provide innovative Big Data solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world today." -Don Osborne, Chief Executive Officer of EarthDaily Analytics Chandra Patel, Managing Director of Antarctica Capital, said, "EarthDaily represents an incredible opportunity to apply the tools of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to an ever-expanding and extremely rich, super-spectral dataset that captures the Earth's landmass every single day. As firm believers in the promise of EarthDaily Analytics, our ability to provide the Company with both strategic guidance and substantial growth capital allows EDA to position itself as a well-capitalized and largely de-risked innovator, supported by both growing near-term revenues and material momentum towards unlocking its full potential with the launch of the EarthDaily Constellation. Whether as a means of supporting ESG monitoring and assurance mandates, predicting and tracking wildfires, monitoring containership traffic off the coast of California, measuring water uptake and harvested acres to support crop insurance underwriting in Brazil, or informing trading strategies for carbon and other global commodity markets, we are thrilled to support EDA in providing truly differentiated and value-added solutions to the diverse challenges of today and tomorrow." 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Engineering Firm Psomas Acquires Seattle-based Firm KPG

Psomas | January 19, 2022

Engineering consulting firm Psomas announced today it has expanded its service capabilities and geographic footprint to serve the Pacific Northwest through the acquisition of Seattle-based KPG. KPG, known for its focus on interdisciplinary design, planning and surveying, is now KPG-Psomas."We've become deeply familiar with KPG's caliber of projects, vision and broad range of planning, design and construction services, said Psomas CEO Steve Margaroni. "Plus, over the last several years, we've developed a trusting relationship with KPG, based on mentorship and our similar cultures. It's the ideal time to move forward together. KPG's 100+ employees will join forces with Psomas' employee base of 600+ in 13 offices throughout Arizona, California and Utah. KPG's talented staff adds new strengths that will complement the Psomas brand, including landscape architecture and urban design presence. "KPG is eager to join Psomas because it will allow us to grow and identify new opportunities in surveying, construction management, environmental and engineering, KPG will continue to deliver a high level of services with additional technologies and support." -KPG CEO Sessyle Asato, PE. With a strong project pipeline and a bright outlook for 2022 and beyond, this acquisition signals the strength, resilience and growth in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. With the expanded team Psomas seeks to foster environments where team members can thrive while making a lasting impact in the communities collectively served. About Psomas Psomas is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm that serves the Western U.S. with unmatched professionalism, a broad offering of services and a first-class team of professionals. With a rich 75-year history and an eye on the future, you'll find the team mastering sustainable solutions for growing communities with projects in construction management, engineering, environmental and surveying and geospatial services. Psomas embraces a people-first culture that prioritizes work-life balance, social responsibility and a focus on growth and development. Psomas.com About KPG-Psomas KPG-Psomas is an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Wenatchee. In 32 years, KPG grew from an eight person firm to more than 100 professional design staff and became known throughout Washington as a firm that creates innovative public spaces that benefit the social fabric of the surrounding communities. Representative work includes multiple award-winning, transformative projects for the City of Redmond, design of a 20-acre park in the City of Sammamish featuring ADA-accessible pathways, and re-imagining the downtown street systems in the City of Renton.Our work places an emphasis on technically advanced projects that integrate engineering, landscape and performance building design, often with an emphasis on LEED and sustainable principles. Kpg.com

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