The construction industry is undergoing a significant transformation as it embraces the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI).Read More »
Lockout/tagout: Are you doing it?
It seems like I find myself in a little bit of a safety niche lately with this column as well as the recent July column on how to establish an “Electrically Safe Working Condition.”
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Northwoods friends push DNR to protect lakeshore forests to prevent erosion
Wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved button-down shirt and a look of dismay, John Schwarzmann stood near the shore of Whitney Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. He didn’t like what he saw so close to the shallow waters: too few trees still standing and too many stumps that loggers left behind.
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OPINION: Sweetheart union deal will undermine Inflation Reduction Act’s clean-energy agenda
As President Joe Biden signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, taxpayers, construction industry small businesses and climate change activists are sounding alarms about controversial labor policies in the legislation that will needlessly increase costs, reduce competition and undermine ...
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15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors
Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff for its panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon. But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below.
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Kahler Slater announces promotions to associate principal
Kahler Slater has promoted seven people to the position of associate principal.
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Knowing the ins and outs of cords and cables
At times, electrical installations may require some sort of flexibility. Applications range from minimizing the transmission of vibration as for motors, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, to allowing access to fixed electrical parts as in connections to luminaires, appliances, or junction boxes.
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Oshkosh Defense sent a big contract to the non-union South. Will it keep future jobs in Wisconsin?
The news in early 2021 that Oshkosh Corp.’s defense subsidiary had secured a multi-billion dollar federal contract to build up to 165,000 postal trucks elicited a mix of pride and relief among Oshkosh residents.
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Following investigation, Frontier agrees to $15 million in internet upgrades in Wisconsin
The phone and internet company Frontier Communications came to an agreement with the state of Wisconsin to improve its broadband service — the latest assurance from the company that its slow internet speeds and potentially dangerous phone outages are being modernized.Read More »
A federal funding program has helped clean up the Great Lakes. Could it work for the Mississippi River?
Summers in Bay City when Frank and Cathy Dosdall were young were all about Lake Pepin. The small Wisconsin village is about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities at the top edge of the 21-mile lake, the largest on the Mississippi River. Decades ago, the lake would draw many visitors for swimming, waterskiing and hopping in boats to chase waves from barges that would pass through.Read More »