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Dec 09, 2013 Hillary

A company that makes every color and size of brick you’ve ever dreamed of

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“Made to order.” A concept easily identified with fast food restaurants, haircuts and business cards.

But what about brick?

That’s what Pueblo, Colo.-based Summit Brick Company has done for its industrial, commercial and residential customers since 1902.

Summit Brick, the only family-owned brick company in business in Colorado, owns its own clay mines and production facilities throughout the state. It’s a flexible manufacturer capable of producing more than 60 different styles of brick in 130 different colors.

Nov 18, 2013 Hillary

Helping put the ‘fab’ in FABTECH

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North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held [in Chicago on Nov. 18-21.] The tradeshow and conference sets the stage for new ideas, products and technology through interactive exhibits, educational programming and networking opportunities.”

Oct 21, 2013 Hillary

Did the government shutdown affect the oil and gas industry?

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According to this article, not really.

Why? Because it already takes so long to get permits, a few days doesn’t make much difference.

Oct 14, 2013 Hillary

Chainsaw safety: Make sure the only limbs you’re cutting are on trees

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A little over a week ago, the area we serve in western South Dakota saw the second-worst blizzard in the region’s history. Winter storm Atlas dumped more than 40 inches of snow in some parts of the Black Hills, and many ranchers lost half of their cattle herds. About 28,000 of our customers were without power at some point during the storm.

Sep 23, 2013 Hillary

Pop quiz: What uses more energy, your fridge or iPhone?

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There’s some controversial research out there that’s claiming your iPhone uses more electricity than your refrigerator.

The research in question is detailed in a paper from Digital Power CEO Mark P. Mills.

Sep 16, 2013 Hillary

Football stadiums: Pigskins or energy hogs?

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Photo courtesy of WSJ

Seeing as how it’s the most wonderful time of the year (aka “football season”) this post from the Wall Street Journal seems as timely as it is interesting.

The post asks, “which uses more electricity, Liberia or Cowboy Stadium?”