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  • Hayward Baker Announces Staff Promotions And New Hires In Its Atlanta Office

    The geotechnical construction company also announces a structural support, earth retention and ground improvement seminar to be held in Birmingham, Alabama in May.

    Atlanta, GA, April 27, 2016 - Hayward Baker Inc., North America's leader in geotechnical construction, announces that James Dickinson has joined the company as the Southern States Shoring Division Manager in its Atlanta office. In addition, Michael Morello has been promoted to Operations Manager, and James Weldon, P.E., joins Hayward Baker as a Project Manager within the Southern States Ground Improvement Division.

    James Dickinson is a graduate of the University of Liverpool, holding a Master's degree in Civil & Structural Engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in the geotechnical construction industry with particular specialization in earth retention, anchors, bracing, auger cast piling, micropiles and related technologies. Prior to joining Hayward Baker, he was employed by a national geotechnical contracting company over a 13-year period holding positions of progressive responsibility­ encompassing all aspects of the sheeting and shoring operations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. He will be HBI's primary point of contact for shoring projects in the Southern States.

    Michael Morello is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 10 years of experience with Hayward Baker, specializing in ground improvement engineering and construction. Morello started with Hayward Baker as an intern and has since gained progressive responsibility in the Southern States based in Atlanta.

    As Operations Manager, Morello will coordinate resources and shop activities for the Southern States Ground Improvement Division.

    James Weldon, P.E., comes to Hayward Baker with 5 years of experience with a California-based shoring company. He is a graduate of California State University in Fullerton with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has wide-ranging experience in design-build shoring, foundation drilling, mass excavation and structural shotcrete.
    Weldon will manage geotechnical construction projects in the Southern States.

    Commenting on the recent appointments, Joe Persichetti, Vice President, stated, “We are delighted to welcome James Dickinson and James Weldon, our two newest team members, to HBI's Southern States business. We are also proud to recognize Michael Morello's contributions to the company through his promotion. All three have strong construction experience and engineering competence to push Hayward Baker's growing Southern businesses to the next level in today's exciting design-build construction market.”

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  • Applegate Insulation Announces New Production Facility in Arizona to Bring Eco-Friendly Insulation and Jobs to Southwest

    Applegate Insulation announced today that it has purchased a production facility near Phoenix, AZ opening up the Southwest market to its eco-friendly cellulose insulation and creating new jobs.

    CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (April 28, 2016) — Applegate Insulation, the world's largest family-owned manufacturer of cellulose insulation products, announced today it will be opening a new production facility in Casa Grande, Arizona in June of 2016.

    The plant will operate as Applegate of Arizona, LLC, opening the doors of the Southwestern U.S. market to the Webberville, Michigan based manufacturer of eco-friendly insulation and erosion control products.

    “The Southwest has been an underserved market for years,” says Applegate Insulation National Sales Manager, Richard Applegate. He continued, “the people here know us, they know our products and they’ve been asking us how they can get Applegate Cellulose Insulation in Arizona, California and New Mexico. With this plant, in a couple of months they can.“

    Applegate Insulation says millions will be invested into the 65,000 square foot facility, located near Phoenix. “Applegate is exactly the kind of business we like to see moving into our community,” says Timothy Kanavel, Program Manager for Pinal County, Arizona. “They are making a significant investment returning to service a building that has spent the last 5 years unoccupied, putting local contractors to work during the renovation and are donating a private road to the county that will allow other nearby businesses an additional point of access,” added Kanavel.

    Applegate’s new Casa Grande facility will manufacture cellulose insulation made from recycled fibers and generate up to 30 full-time jobs at full production. Across all cellulose insulation operations, Applegate is expected to recycle more than 2 million tons of fiber each month, which would otherwise go to landfills.

    With customers in more than 20 countries, U.S. based Applegate has seven facilities strategically located across the U.S. and recently opened its first manufacturing facility in Canada.

    Applegate attributes its continued growth to the hard-working “Gators”, a nickname for Applegate employees, and the superior performance of its products. The manufacturer says its products are typically lower in dust, cleaner and plug less frequently than its competitors’ products. This helps the insulation contractor work more efficiently and with fewer interruptions, while dramatically improving the customer experience.

    “This is our second new facility in a year, and that's a big deal in this industry,“ says Applegate CEO, Terry Applegate. “Without the continuous efforts of our product development folks, the support provided by our incredible sales team, and the can-do attitude of our production staff, we wouldn’t be here today.”Applegate is will be filling several positions in operations and customer service at the new facility and encourages interested parties to call 1-800-627-7536 for additional information.

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  • Vectorworks, Inc. Sponsors Fundació Mies van der Rohe's Inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award

    Three students can each win €5,000, a Vectorworks Designer with Renderworks software license and networking opportunities

    Columbia, MD (April 19, 2016)—In an effort to support the talent of graduating architects, urban planners and landscape architects responsible for transforming the world, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. announces its sponsorship of the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), which is now accepting registrations.

    YTAA is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award.

    “A pioneer of modern architecture and an avid supporter of design education, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe inspired the Young Talent Architecture Award, which honors the professional and academic drive he tirelessly exhibited throughout his life,” said Stewart Rom, chief marketing officer at Vectorworks. “We are therefore proud to support and honor Mies' commitment by helping students in their journey to envisioning impactful, transformative designs that future generations will experience, enjoy and admire.”

    To be eligible, schools within Europe must register and nominate their students' best capstones projects from the 2015-2016 academic year by July 15, 2016.

    An esteemed panel of judges will select nine finalists with each receiving a certificate and a Vectorworks® Designer with Renderworks® software license, a building information modeling solution that allows great design to materialize from inspiration, exploration and discovery—all in a single, intuitive interface. Finalists will also be profiled in world-architects, YTAA's media partner and an online network of outstanding architects, landscape architects, engineers, clients and contractors who come together with the goal of advancing quality in architecture.

    In October 2016, three winners will be announced, with each awardee receiving €5,000, a laptop and the opportunity to travel to leading architecture firms, as well as attend an awards ceremony and have their design displayed at the EUMiesAward exhibition.

    The YTAA will be awarded every two years based on the decisions of a jury of specialists representing diverse schools and trends in the fields of architecture and architectural criticism.

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  • Waterstops for Environmental Compliance Webinar — Free!

    Waterstops for Environmental Compliance of Liquid Tight Concrete Structures is a targeted course of instruction and professional development for engineering firms engaged in the design of chemical, industrial, and environmental projects such as secondary containment of hazardous waste, industrial waste water, ozone contractors, and others. The course is technical in nature and describes waterstop's role in fluid-proofing concrete joints, chemical resistant polymers and steels, and state and federal regulations of compliance.

    Register now by following the link below.

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