Day: November 20, 2020

Sunstate Acquires Cascade, Expanding Trench Safety Division

Sunstate Equipment Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Cascade Shoring and Cascade Trench Safety in the Pacific Northwest. The definitive agreement to purchase all Cascade assets and ongoing business operations was signed Nov. 16. Cascade’s business entities include rental branches in…Read More

BPUB launches websites for kids and workers

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board launched two websites targeting children and workers to promote safety and awareness around utilities. The e-SMART kids website targets elementary school students and provides fun ways to learn more about electric and water utilities. Some of the kids website features include…Read More

Public Works: don’t flush disposable wipes; clogs reported on sewer pumps

Disposable sanitary wipes are reportedly clogging Owensville sewer pumps, prompting the city’ public works director to ask residents to avoid flushing them down toilets. Jeff Kuhne told aldermen on Monday that 2020 “is the year of lost manpower pulling pumps” in reference to clearing clogs created by the sanitary wipes. Kuhne told The Republican earlier in …

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South Carolina has invested $50M in broadband expansion in response to COVID-19

South Carolina has invested $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds in broadband expansion, providing mobile internet access to 92,000 student households and expanding broadband service to more than 25,000 homes, businesses and schools. About 82% of South Carolina households have access to the internet, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, …

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PG&E’s new CEO faces epic task of fixing ‘culture of ineptitude’

After years of upheaval, criminal charges and bankruptcy, California utility giant PG&E Corp. has placed its fate in the hands of a new chief executive with a record of reducing accidents, cutting costs and building bridges. Patricia K. Poppe, a General Motors Co. veteran who now runs the Michigan utility CMS Energy Corp., will be …

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