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IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center Navigates Covid-19 Challenges

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At Missouri’s oldest electrical industry training center, restructured classes complemented by remote learning has become the “norm” in this era of Covid-19.  And as leadership at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center monitors the pandemic with an eye to fully reopening classroom instruction this September, its blended learning model has provided insights to improve the

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The Salvation Army Welcomes New Divisional Commanders

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Lt. Colonels Robert and Collette Webster, currently serving as divisional leaders for the Indiana division, have been appointed as divisional leaders to the Midland Division serving Missouri and Southern Illinois.  Current Divisional Leaders, Lt. Colonels Dan and Dorene Jennings, are now assigned to lead The Salvation Army Northern Division serving Minnesota and North Dakota. Lt. Colonel

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IFMA S. Louis Appoints Members to Board

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The St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) announced officers elected to its board of directors and board members appointed to chair its committees. Their terms run from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Elected to the board and their respective companies are: President, Scott Held, Ameren Corp. Immediate Past President, Jeff Touchette, Jarrell

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Coronavirus Outbreak Puts the Brakes on Some Planned Public Work Jobs

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Submitted by Site Improvement Association Just how much has the outbreak of the coronavirus impacted the construction industry in St. Louis city and county?  Well, if public works projects were used as a measuring stick, more than 42 percent of planned public improvement projects have either been eliminated or placed on hold for an indefinite

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Construction Jobs Rebound in May, Recoup Half of Huge April Losses

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Submitted by AGC Construction employment bounced back strongly in May from April’s mammoth losses, adding 464,000 jobs during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The bureau’s latest monthly employment report, released on June 5, also shows that construction’s unemployment rate improved, but still stands at a worrisome 12.7%. Construction’s added jobs contributed to

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Social Services Organization Hands Out Smiles by the Dozen on National Donut Day

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Held annually on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is a sweet time to celebrate America’s heroes. On June 5, The Salvation Army thanked the men and women on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by delivering donuts and hope. This tradition dates back to World War I when nearly 250 Salvation

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Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis Provides Covid-19 Relief

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Donates to St. Louis Community Foundation, Sends PPE to Contractor Members  The Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis (FIC) donates to the St. Louis Community Foundation Covid-19 Regional Response Fund to support regional nonprofits that are serving local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout. Taking action, the FIC also

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Builders Hardware Manufacturers Launch Updated Certified Products Directory

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New Directory Features Enhanced Search-ability of ANSI/BHMA Hardware The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA®) has launched a new online Certified Products Directory (CPD) featuring enhanced speed and search-ability, improved interface and security, and greater depth of information. BHMA created this directory, originally established in 1998, as a resource to help architects and specifiers select the

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A Piece of St. Louis Labor History Gets a New Home

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Capri Pools & Aquatics Installs Eight-Ton Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 Logo at the Union’s New Training Center                      A 50-year-old ornamental union logo has a new home at the new Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 training center in Earth City, Mo.  Capri Pools & Aquatics installed Local 562’s eight-ton logo etched in tile that was originally created for a

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ACEC Names Ed Alizadeh as 2020-2022 Vice-Chair

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The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)—the business association of the nation’s engineering industry—has appointed Ed Alizadeh, P.E., J.D.,  of Geotechnology, Inc., as a 2020-2022 Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Alizadeh is CEO of Geotechnology, a 260-person engineering firm headquartered in St. Louis and with 10 offices in eight states. The firm provides consulting

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