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Industry still waiting for stimulus boost

By Sean Ryan Contractors and engineers disappointed by the amount of federal stimulus work in 2009 might see more opportunities in 2010. Different sectors of the construction industry differ in their responses to whether the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ...

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Nine Wisconsin companies get energy efficiency grants

MADISON, Wis.—Gov. Jim Doyle announced on Thursday that nine industrial companies in Wisconsin will receive more than $14.5 million in energy grants to help the firms improve their energy efficiency. Briggs and Stratton, Didion Milling, Domtar Paper, Kohler, NewPage, Quad/Graphics, ...

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Wisconsin steers clear of diesel debate (AUDIO)

By Sean Ryan Builders nationwide are fighting a proposed California rule requiring reductions in diesel emissions from construction equipment. Industry groups fear California’s rule will set a standard for other states to adopt. But in Wisconsin, regulators are content partnering ...

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Economists spot upside to industry’s downfall

By Sean Ryan The construction industry is falling from a sustained boom that peaked in 2007 and 2008, resulting in a plummeting number of jobs this year. There are two ways to interpret the dramatic shift in the industry, said ...

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