The Intelligent Water Systems Challenge

| The water industry is notorious for being risk-averse when it comes to implementing innovation. The Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), founded by The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), is a multi-pronged initiative to help bring new water technologies and practices to the field quickly and efficiently. Last year LIFT ... READ MORE

Volvo CE names Alta Equipment 2018 Dealer of the Year

| Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) North America has named Alta Equipment Company (Alta Equipment) the 2018 Dealer of the Year. The Detroit, Michigan-based company demonstrated outstanding performance over the last year, when it intensified its efforts to improve customers’ experiences and entered a new market, Illinois, reinforcing Volvo CE’s presence in the Midwest. Volvo CE ... READ MORE

Youth Rising

| At 11 years old, Gitanjali Rao watched her parents test the drinking water at their home in Lone Tree, CO, with a clumsy home test strip kit. The results were hazy and unreliable. Amid the turbulence of the Flint water crisis, she became determined to develop a solution. Rao designed a small water-testing device to ... READ MORE

A Bright Future for GX Contractor

| In case you missed it, GX Contractor and our sister publications were acquired by Endeavor Business Media last month.  We’re excited to be a part of the Endeavor Business Media family, and our team will continue to bring you the quality, in-depth, in-the-field content and training you expect.  You can read the full announcement here. Change comes fast, ... READ MORE

GX Contractor’s Best of 2018

| Before we close the books on 2018, let’s revisit GX Contractor’s top posts and stories for the year. This blog post received more comments than any other GX Contractor post published in 2018. Buried Alive “As Eric Giguere left for work on the morning of October 4, 2002, little was different in his daily routine other ... READ MORE

City of Huntington Beach Partners with Stem, Inc. for AI-Powered Energy Storage Services

| California municipal leader adopts innovative technology services to improve taxpayer savings while contributing to sustainability and grid relief The City of Huntington Beach, California announced that it has selected Stem, Inc., the global leader in energy storage, for its first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage systems. Stem will build a 235 kilowatt-hour (kWh)-sized system at ... READ MORE

New Cat® 140 Motor Grader Features Conventional Controls, All-Wheel-Drive Option, Grade Control Choices, Operator Amenities

| Designed as a high-production model, the all-new Cat®  140 Motor Grader combines a selection of grade control technologies with conventional steering wheel/lever controls, an efficient powertrain, enhanced operator comfort/convenience features, and simple, extended-interval serviceability. The new model offers an all-wheel-drive system option with a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds (19 198 kg) and features ... READ MORE

Going in Circles

| On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup launched its first plastic-cleanup system from San Francisco, headed for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (You can follow its progress here and find some background on the project here.) The technology looks promising, and we wish The Ocean Cleanup every success—but there’s more to be done, and now some ... READ MORE

California Air Resources Board Selects GRID Alternatives to Run Clean Transportation Pilot

| “One-Stop-Shop” will streamline access to clean transportation incentives for low-income residents GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making clean, renewable energy accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, has been selected by the California Air Resources Board to administer a new clean transportation project aimed at low-income residents. The One-Stop-Shop Pilot will streamline and ... READ MORE

Oysters on the Half Shell

| I’m not a picky eater. I cheerfully tried greenland shark in Iceland, pig’s foot soup in Korea, and tongue tacos in Santa Barbara. But no matter how hard I’ve tried, I never developed a taste for oysters. Which is a shame, because I grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, where oysters are ... READ MORE