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Coronavirus stimulus checks: Calculate how much you’ll get

Calculate how much you’ll get from the
$1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

‘Groundbreaking’ Ruling Will Force Developers To Demolish Floors Of Luxury Tower

It’s unclear how many stories will be lopped off — potentially 20 or more of the 55-story building.

Source: gothamist.com

Maryland firm retools to make protective gowns and masks for coronavirus pandemic

Chris McCormick, who owns a small company that fashioned colorful displays and pop-up booths for conventions and expos, had to furlough staff after the pandemic wiped out demand for his company’s products. Three days later, however, he and his staff were back at work — producing gowns and masks as the nation’s demand for medical gear skyrocketed. "Hope and purpose — that’s what we’ve got,” he said.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Canon Opens New Production Facility in the Netherlands for its UVgel Inks

Japan-based technology company Canon announces the opening of a new central ink production facility for its UVgel ink, which it says it needed because of growing market demand. The new facility is at the company’s innovation and development campus in Venlo, the Netherlands.

Source: sdgmag.com

Meet the Iowa Architect Documenting Every Slave House Still Standing

Jobie Hill has visited 700 former residences. Many have been abandoned. Some have become storage space. Others are B&Bs.

Source: www.atlasobscura.com

Latest Update Regarding the Coronavirus

The immediate developments concerning the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve quickly and the Governor of Wisconsin issued an executive order to shelter in place beginning on March 24. Only essential businesses can remain in operation during this crisis, which include businesses that serve the construction trade, the food industry, military and medical amongst others. A/E […]

Construction can continue under latest emergency order

Wisconsin Gov. Evers’  "Safer At Home" executive order continues to exempt construction operations as "essential services."

Source: www.abcwi.org

Evers’ order not likely to apply to construction

Nate Beck nbeck@dailyreporter.com Gov. Tony Evers on Monday said he’s planning to order residents to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — a step that’s likely to still carry an exemption for much, if not all, of the Wisconsin construction industry. During a press briefing, Evers said he’d issue an executive order on Tuesday that would direct all businesses that are deemed non-essential to close. Other states have exempted construction work from similar actions, but it was unclear by press time Monday whether Wisconsin would adopt similar standards. Evers didn’t offer specifics about what businesses would remain open under the order but said they would be “wide variety” of companies. He didn’t directly answer a question about whether construction would be considered an essential function, saying the executive order was still in the works. The governor also didn’t directly answer a question about how long the order would last. “The decisions on (construction) are being made

Source: dailyreporter.com

The Paper Recycling Process

Ever wondered how paper is recycled into a new usable product? Domtar has created this handy video showing the recycling process from start to finish. Learn about the various steps that paper goes through to be recycled with this video, produced in collaboration with Recyclebank.

Source: twosidesna.org

DNC Will Restrict Construction Projects

DPW will restrict construction activity on city streets for a month this summer.

Source: urbanmilwaukee.com

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