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June 20, 2011

Blain’s Farm & Fleet knows all too well the misconception about conventional construction versus construction with a metal building system. In fact, the chain’s director of engineering, Neal VanLoo, recently was challenged by an architect when building a new store.


“The architect was against using a metal building system because he thought the design would be a square, fixed-dimension tin box,” VanLoo said. “We had to sit down and review the plans with him in order for him to realize the benefits of a metal building system.”


March 16, 2011

Walmart announced that it is committing $5 million in cash and in-kind donations for emergency relief efforts in response to Japan's recent earthquake and resulting tsunami.

Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart announced that it is committing $5 million in cash and in-kind donations for emergency relief efforts in response to Japan's recent earthquake and resulting tsunami. Also, Walmart operations around the world are planning or have implemented fundraising drives among associates and customers to provide additional relief funds for the victims.

October 26, 2008

J.C. Penney has broken ground on its first store registered and expected to obtain LEED...

July 10, 2008

Price Chopper announced Friday that it is continuing the company’s green focus by engaging in...

June 30, 2008

Green flooring options, formerly dominated by bamboo, wood and cork, are spreading into virtually...

November 30, 2007

Green roofs, already popular in Europe, are starting to gain momentum in the United States...

August 30, 2007

Wind Powers N.Y.C. EateryShake Shack, a popular “roadside-style” food stand located in Manhattan’s Madison Square...

June 30, 2007

When it comes to its roof system, Cabela’s Inc. thinks green—literally. A distinctively shaped, green...