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Voltabox to Develop Smart Batteries for Mining Equipment

Voltabox, a subsidiary of paragon AG, based in Austin, Texas, has struck an exclusive strategic partnership with Joy Global to develop smart battery systems for mining equipment. The first deliveries of complex battery systems are planned for fiscal year 2017.

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GIW Celebrates Inaugural Pour at New Foundry

After years of hard work and careful coordination getting a massive facility up and running, GIW Industries celebrated the inaugural pour at its newly completed state-of-the art foundry in Grovetown, Georgia, on May 16. “We didn’t work in a silo,” said Richard Sterzen, GIW industrial engineering manager and project lead for the new foundry. “Everyone did their part — from the KSB board down to the hourly workers — to make this project a success.”

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FCT Receives Orders for Industrial Power Plants

FCT Combustion was recently awarded two new orders for burner technology. Graymont will purchase two low NOX Gyrotherm MKII burning systems for coal, natural gas and solid alternative fuels firing for its Pleasant Gap lime plant.

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Jacobs Wins Coal Ash Consulting Contract

Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract to provide analysis and consulting services regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized regulations on coal combustion residuals (CCR) to City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. The contract, with a maximum value of approximately $4.9 million, has a base period of three years followed by two three-year options. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is expected to support a comprehensive compliance approach to address landfills and surface impoundments impacted by the new EPA rule. Professional services include site planning, geophysical and environmental investigations, compliance recommendations, and development of control plans.

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Superior Industries Doubles Size of Nebraska Plant

Superior Industries recently completed a major expansion at its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Nebraska. The expansion creates space and adds capabilities for building newly launched Guardian Horizontal Screens and portable processing plants for crushing, screening, washing and feeding, in addition to the wet processing equipment already manufactured at the plant.

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