Ford Motor Co. and contractor Devin Industrial Group have already begun construction on a $700-million, 500,000-sq-ft gas-electric hybrid Ford F-150 manufacturing plant at the company's 100-year-old Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich. The first trucks are expected to come off the line by late 2021.
Chicago has around 400,000 homes with lead service lines. Although the city has made EPA's safe drinking water standard, the homes tested mostly belong to employees and retirees from the water management department and the voluntary replacement program is not funded beyond 2021.
An Iowa landscaping contractor's former vice president inflated the value of its invoices to give the company a no-interest loan. It was caught when a geofoam supplier complained to the Iowa Department of Transportation that it hadn't been paid.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has signed two executive orders requiring the state to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 28% over 1990 levels by 2025 and become carbon neutral by 2050. If Whitmer does not win reelection in 2022 a future governor could rescind the orders.
An document filed by Chicago says the $8.5-billion revamp of O'Hare International Airport may be delayed as airline revenue, a key funding source, has been decimated by the pandemic, but the Chicago Dept. of Aviation says the new Studio-Gang-designed global terminal, the centerpiece of the revamp, will stay on track.
Former head of Indiana ironworkers' local sentenced for leading attack by local members on non-union contractor's workers.
Petitioners seeking rehire of veteran chief Zurich Esposito set Sept. 25 chapter vote on the issue, but board claims outcome will be advisory only.
ENR Midwest's finalists for Project of the Year are a Populous-designed sports stadium with a stunning PTFE roof and sides that evokes Minnesota's northern lights, the latest in acoustic technology at a new music venue at the University of Wisconsin and a twisting, scenic pedestrian bridge in Dublin, Ohio.
ENR Midwest names 32 winners in its 2020 Best Projects competition. All Best Project winners are automatically eligible for ENR's Best of the Best competition.