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Shale and the Ohio River Corridor

  Fall 2017 Shale and the Ohio River Corridor By: Bryce Custer, Harvey Goodman Realtor Part 1 of a 4 part series The Ohio River has played a significant role in transportation of goods and the development of villages and towns from what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River. In 1803, the Lewis and Clark Expedition created the first Ohio River Navigation Charts. Fast forward to the 19th and 20th Century. The age of Industrialism had come to the […]

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Are You Ready to Compete in the Age of Analytics?

  Fall 2017 Are You Ready to Compete in the Age of Analytics? By: WellSiteReport   Most successful modern companies have embraced business and operational processes as a requirement to compete in our world of analytics and data. To ensure consistent results, companies must define procedures for both service and product businesses. Over time, the processes will need to evolve to stay competitive. Processes are specific yet need to be dynamic to allow for adaptation to the marketplace. What would happen if […]

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Hurricane Harvey – Another Good Reason for Northeast Petrochemical Expansion

  Fall 2017 Hurricane Harvey – Another Good Reason for Northeast Petrochemical Expansion By: Greg Kozera- Shale Crescent USA   We have all seen the pictures of devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast. I have seen three feet of snow. It is hard for me to imagine three to four feet of rain which is far more damaging. I saw first-hand the destructive power of flood water at Elkview and Clendenin, WV last summer. Over a year has […]

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Walking and Working 101 in 2017

  Fall 2017 Walking and Working 101 in 2017 By: James O’Dwyer, Master PEC Instructor & Regulatory Outreach Business Development Safety   Walking—the most hazardous and potentially fatal workplace activity we perform. While this may sound a bit ridiculous, slips, trips, and falls accounted for approximately 15% of all accidental deaths in General Industry, placing it second behind driving and motor vehicle operation (1). Walking is not something we can cease practicing in order to eliminate the risks associated with it, […]

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Regulatory/Permitting Issues – Q&A With PA Senator Wagner and Representative Benninghoff

  Fall 2017 Regulatory/Permitting Issues – Q&A With PA Senator Wagner and Representative Benninghoff By: Teresa Irvin McCurdy, President of TD Connections, Inc.   What do you do when your permit application is delayed or a regulation is introduced that will harm your business? Some accept the process and put up with delays, others hire lobbyists to help “persuade” our PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) into acting on a permit or changing proposed regulations. Lobbyists often use their connections in […]

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Western PA Opportunities in the Petrochemical Industry

  Fall 2017 Western PA Opportunities in the Petrochemical Industry By: Robert Johnson, President of ADK, LLC.   On August 22nd, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce along with the Ellwood City and Butler County Chambers hosted a program titled “Doing Business in the ERA of Shell.” This program featured three presenters who discussed economic opportunities in the Petrochemical Industry across Western Pennsylvania. Chet Mroz, former President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America, kicked off the program by talking about […]

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BEG Group – Highly Qualified and Exceptionally Valued

  Summer 2017 BEG Group – Highly Qualified and Exceptionally Valued By: Joe Greco, President, BEG Group   BEG Group LLC of Cambridge, Ohio has been working on its patent pending registered trade named Big Switch™ Erosion/Filtration Medium since April 2015 with great results.  To date, Big Switch™ has acquired United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 100% Biobased Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Pa. DEP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) statewide approval with involvement from many other government and private sectors. “We applaud BEG Group LLC for earning […]

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Can PA DEP Ever Win? Who Will Win When It Comes to the Proposed General Permit 5/5A?

  Summer 2017 Can PA DEP Ever Win? Who Will Win When It Comes to the Proposed General Permit 5/5A? By: Teresa Irvin McCurdy, President of TD Connections, Inc. Andrew J. Ritter Jr., Senior Associate at Capital Associates, Inc.   If a survey was done, people would not respond that they are against protecting the environment, that they are for pollution, and that they don’t care about clean water, clean air, and a clean place to raise their families. Yet that is often how […]

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KUBOTA SVL95-2S Reaches New Heights in Versatility with Hydraulic Technological Advances

  Summer 2017 KUBOTA SVL95-2S Reaches New Heights iin Versatility with Hydraulic Technological Advances By: Executive Team at M&R Power Equipment Group This article is presented by the M&R Power Equipment Group, Inc., a multilocation construction equipment dealer with a dedicated outside sales force, serving northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, partnering with contractors on site in order to serve all of their construction needs. Kubota’s new SVL95-2S represents a significant evolution in hydraulic technology resulting in greater multi-functioning power and productivity. Traditional Compact Track Loaders employ an […]

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Thermography – More Than You Can See

  Summer 2017 Thermography – More Than You Can See By: Seth Zora, President, AerdiA, LLC   At AerdiA we recently purchased a thermal camera to be outfitted on one of our commercial drones. Now you may ask how can this benefit you? Below we will go through the various areas and how they are best utilizing thermal imagery, also known as thermography. A simple Google search defines thermography as the following: ther·mog·ra·phy noun – the use of thermograms to study heat distribution in structures or regions. […]

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