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H.R. Green’s Larry Stevens elected as 2014-2015 APWA president

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 28, 2014

H.R. Green’s Larry Stevens elected as 2014-2015 APWA president

The nearly 29,000 American Public Works Association (APWA) members elected Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF, as its 2014-2015 president during the 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition held in August in Toronto. Stevens, project director for Johnston, Iowa,-based HR Green ...

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What you need to know about APWA 2014

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 13, 2014

What you need to know about APWA 2014

Nearly 6,000 public works professionals from more than 15 countries are expected to converge in Toronto for the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2014 International Public Works Congress and Exposition, billed as “The Best Show in Public Works.” The Congress, ...

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Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Amanda Bayhi - May 25, 2014

Elected officials recognize public works officials for contributions to infrastructure

Several state governors in the U.S. and Premiers in Canada last week recognized public works officials for their contributions to infrastructure. These elected officials made proclamations declaring the week as National Public Works Week (NPWW). Sponsored by the American Public Works Association ...

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Henderson showcases brine-making ‘game changer’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 16, 2014

Henderson showcases brine-making ‘game changer’

Snow and ice control equipment manufacturer Henderson showcased to editors, including Better Roads, its BrineXtreme Pro, the latest addition to its line of professional brine making systems, at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Snow Show held May 4-7 at ...

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Ice, ice… snowplow

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2014

Ice, ice… snowplow

As anxious as I was for this winter to be over and get any ice out of sight, I didn’t mind seeing the ice in this cool sculpture that the North American Salt Company displayed again this year at the ...

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How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 06, 2014

How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

West Des Moines, Iowa, has implemented new technology and boosted its training efforts throughout the past few years to radically reduce the amount of deicer materials required to achieve desired and expected levels of service through use of advanced spreader ...

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It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 05, 2014

It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

Although I’m betting most of us are happy to see the crazy winter weather have gone away (it snowed into mid-April in the Chicago area!), when you get winter maintenance folks and snowfighters together, you have to have a celebration ...

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APWA announces Top 10 Public Works Leaders

Amanda Bayhi - May 02, 2014

APWA announces Top 10 Public Works Leaders

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced Thursday the winners of the 2014 Top Ten Public Works Leaders awards. The association presents the award, which began in 1960, to ten public works professionals who have displayed exceptional performance in discharging critical ...

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Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Contributed - Apr 11, 2014

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Should snow bosses interpret a 70-percent chance for snow after midnight to mean that crews should be on the road by midnight? Maybe – maybe not. Having conversations with your meteorologists – public or private – will help your department ...

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Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

It’s no secret that winter maintenance has an impact on freshwater systems – i.e. salt and chemicals getting into watersheds. But winter maintenance is necessary, so it is important to understand the best practices for moving ahead with snow and ...

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APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

The American Public Works Association announced Thursday its approval of the House of Representatives passing a new water infrastructure bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). APWA called the passage “swift,” adding that it also commends the provisions included in the bill ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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