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Author Archive for Kiera Outlaw

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Panama Canal Catalyst for U.S. Transportation Sector

Panama Canal Catalyst for U.S. Transportation Sector

As originally published in ISM’s Inside Supply Management The expanded Panama Canal was unveiled in June 2016, after nearly a decade of construction and a price tag of at least US$5.3 billion. The expansion, which will usher in a new era of neo-Panamax ships, is expected to be the catalyst for increased investment in transportation-related infrastructure. It […]

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Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water Needs

Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water Needs

As originally published in Water Online There’s roughly 32 billion gallons of municipal wastewater produced every day in the U.S., but according to a 2012 water reuse report by the U.S. EPA, less than 10 percent of that water is recycled. While drought and population growth is pushing water resources to their natural limits, cities […]

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Pokémon Go Lures Prices Upward in Tech Markets

Pokémon Go Lures Prices Upward in Tech Markets

Pokémon Go is the newest installment of the Pokémon franchise and is taking the mobile gaming market by storm. While not the first location-based mobile game, it is certainly one of the most popular, obtaining a whopping 21 million users within its first week of being released. Outside of Nintendo’s share price rising, inquiring minds […]

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Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but...

Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but…

 As seen in SME’s Manufacturing Engineering After taking a nosedive in 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, the construction industry and upstream construction machinery manufacturing industry in particular have been strengthening their foundations in light of expanding demand and rising costs. Increasing regulation, total value of construction, research and development (R&D) expenditure and […]