Top Stories - January 18, 2017


Presto Announces Launch of New Website

Presto Geosystems®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, announces the launch of their new website The new site was built with the customers’ needs in mind.

“The way our customers expect to find products and solutions has changed over the past few years”, explains Director Bill Handlos, P.E. “The customer moves at a much faster pace and with expectations to make decisions with a quick look and less reading. Our new site still highlights the breadth and depth of markets our technologies have served over the past 35 years, as well as innovations that were created along the way to improve functionality and construction. However, using newer web techniques such as mega menus and more videos and graphics, the user can find information much quicker and easier.”

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Last Chance to Register for the Annual MECA Conference

In less than two weeks is the 2017 Annual MECA Erosion Control & Stormwater Management Conference & Trade Show. Celebrate Minnesota Stormwater & Erosion Control January 31st - February 2nd, 2017 at the Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato Minnesota.

Register now! There will be over 18 educational opportunities and over 40 exhibitors to learn from. There is also An AMAZING line up of speakers all in two days!

To download printable schedules and registrations forms go to: To register on-line, click on this link.







Seven Green Walls Enliven the Exterior of Golden 1 Center in Sacramento

Golden 1 Center is the brand new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. The Kings set out to build the world’s most sustainable indoor arena, establish new standards for energy efficiency and water conservation, and re-define how a downtown arena relates to its surroundings. Designed by AECOM, Golden 1 Center is the world’s first LEED Platinum certified indoor sports venue. As fans approach the arena, they see living symbols of the Kings’ commitment to sustainability: seven green walls totaling 4,800 square feet. Featuring 5,400 plants, the green walls were constructed with the LiveWall® system from LiveWall, LLC, the green wall subsidiary of Hortech, Inc., Spring Lake, Mich.

“Unlike any other arena, the beautiful Golden 1 Center is the catalyst for the region, built on the foundation of the city’s ideals and values, a purposeful effort to think about our environment and resources, and profoundly impact the economy in Sacramento and beyond,” said Chris Granger, president of the Kings. “The entire project is a model of sustainability. Our green walls are a prominent feature of the arena and represent the fulfillment of our vision.”

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Cardno Ranks Among the Top Trenchless Design Firms

Infrastructure and environmental professional services firm Cardno has been rated as the 10th ranked trenchless design firm by Trenchless Technology Magazine. Since 2002, Cardno has been part of the Top Trenchless Design Firms list and has been included in the Top 10 every year.

“This ranking validates our reputation in utility engineering for providing high quality work for our clients,” said Jim Anspach, Director-Utility Market & Practice Director. “We’re proud of the work our teams do every day to provide professional judgment on where existing utilities and other structures within the earth are located so that planning, design, and construction can take place in a safe and cost-effective manner.”

Cardno’s services in survey and mapping, subsurface utility engineering and utility coordination were highlighted in the rankings. In particular, the company’s work on design improvements for I-4 reconstruction in Florida was noted. These improvements will help alleviate traffic congestion on the heavily trafficked road connecting the east and west coasts of Florida.

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