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The Great Irony: Big Box Stores Use American Magnetic Sweepers but Sell Imported Version

Magnetic Sweepers are used in many, many industries for a multitude of purposes. One of the more interesting uses is in the distribution facilities of the nations’ big box stores.   Aside from visiting their local big box store for discounted, cheap goods, most people don’t think about the process of getting the items to the […]

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How Arizona Is Putting Rubber Back Into the Road

15 Million Recycled Tires and Counting
For more than 20 years, rubberized asphalt has been used to resurface highways and city streets throughout Arizona. This effort helps reduce traffic noise and the number of disposed tires.

And magnets help get that rubber back into the road.

In order for tires to be recycled into road surface, the tires […]

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Candlestick Park Redevelopment To Make Most of Recycled Concrete

The Niners. The Giants. The Beatles. Now the venue that once hosted a city’s most beloved sports teams and the Fab Four’s last concert is being reinvented as “The Shipyard” — a $200 million project featuring homes, offices, restaurants and the city’s first urban outlet mall.

But before any new buildings go up, crews must tear down […]

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The Air Force’s Golden Approach to FOD Prevention

It’s not exactly “Where’s Waldo”, but a similar searching game helps the US Air Force improve foreign object debris awareness.

Each month, senior aircraft maintenance personnel at participating installations place a small golden bolt along flightlines. The finder gets a prize and bragging rights for the month. And the game is having a huge impact on […]

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3 Reasons Why Concrete Recycling is a Slam Dunk

Anyone who lives in Sacramento, California is well aware of the massive demolition and transformation of the city’s downtown plaza into the impressive Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC), the new home for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.

The arena is slated for completion in the fall of 2016. The center which takes up four city blocks is […]

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