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Electric Perspectives: Transportation Electrification

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More than a century ago, pioneers like Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, and Henry Leland helped establish Michigan’s lasting reputation as the automotive hub of the United States and the world. Today—with a jolt from the energy industry— the automotive companies they helped to found are creating the next generation of vehicles that will transform our lives.

The bright road ahead for EVs
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More than a century ago, pioneers like Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, and Henry Leland helped establish Michigan’s lasting reputation as the automotive hub of the United States and the world. Today—with a jolt from the energy industry— the automotive companies they helped to found are creating the next generation of vehicles that will transform our lives.

Worldwide Suppliers and Subcontractors Recognized at Bechtel's Supply Chain Luncheon

by Lisa Tribuce-Leoung Tat, Supply Chain Resources Manager
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Since 2014, Bechtel has hosted a luncheon to recognize suppliers, both large and small, that support our Nuclear, Security & Environmental projects. The awards luncheon is an opportunity to express how much we value the relationship we have with our suppliers and subcontractors. It’s an effective way to recognize the work that our suppliers do to help Bechtel meet customer needs, and deliver and support exceptional projects globally.

Expert Interview with Christine Arbogast, Solid Waste Expert

Incorporating renewable and conversion technologies into solid waste systems to promote best use of materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Christine Arbogast has more than 30 years of solid waste planning, permitting, and engineering experience. She has directed long-term solid waste strategic planning studies for major metropolitan and small public solid waste management agencies.

Tetra Tech Receives ACEC Massachusetts 2018 Engineering Excellence Bronze Award

Supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development Kajaki Dam Hydropower Plant expansion project in Afghanistan
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) honored Tetra Tech with a 2018 Engineering Excellence Bronze Award for its work on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kajaki Dam Hydropower Capacity Expansion project in Afghanistan. These annual awards recognize astounding engineering accomplishments from engineering firms in Massachusetts. 

Avery Dennison Makes CSR Investment in Southeast Asia

"I’m very proud that our company and Foundation are part of this truly unique collaboration with WWF and the Forest Owners Sustainable Development Association of Thua Thien Hue Province in Vietnam."
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With many of Avery Dennison’s solutions made from paper, maintaining a sustainable paper supply is vital to our business success and achieving our long-term sustainability goals. In fact, we’re aiming to use 100% FSC-Certified paper for all of our products by the year 2025.

Doing More With Less: Three Trends Shaping the Future of Packaging

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One of the most rewarding things about working for Avery Dennison is being part of a company that has, for over eight decades, created many of the label and packaging industry’s landmark innovations. To be sure, our inventiveness has been driven by a love of materials science that started with Stan Avery and persists to this day. But it also stems from our equally longstanding commitment to anticipating and meeting our customers’ needs.

Nominate Your Company for the 2019 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due August 15)

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Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.

Aflac's SmartGreen® Initiative Helps Reduce the Company's Environmental Impact

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Although our corporate environmental impact is minimal due to the nature of our business, we’re always looking for innovative ways to reduce that impact. The Aflac Board of Directors Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Committee leads our program, which is called Aflac SmartGreen®. The Aflac SmartGreen philosophy outlines our corporate commitment to wisely choosing, using and disposing of the resources we use each day. Our SmartGreen Initiative can be broken down into five key areas:

Behind the Scenes VIDEO | Heathered Hues Sustainable Yarn System from Mohawk Group

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Our Best of NeoCon Gold award-winning Heathered Hues is a new high-performance color yarn system available in Mohawk Group’s Duracolor and Colorstrand technologies. Designed to do more with less, this highly sustainable, solution-dyed nylon fiber creates high styling and vivid color for all market segments, projects and budgets. Heathered Hues fiber provides visual texture and dimension when tufted, allowing for a variegated, realistic wool-like appearance for warmth and sophistication in contract interiors.

How This Sustainable Yarn System Is Changing the Flooring Industry

Mohawk Group’s New Heathered Hues Yarn System for Better Products and a Better World
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We know how to spin a yarn. After all, woven is in our roots, tracing back to the opening of our first woven mill in 1928. Nearly a century later we’re still developing innovative new products, and this year we are proud to introduce everyone to Heathered Hues, our new sustainable high-performance color yarn system developed to give our soft surface products a more natural and variegated, wool-like effect.

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