From the July Issue


North American Reports

News briefs fill us in on an architecture award winner making use of demolition rubble; the life sciences surge in NYC; Kansas City Southern and CN; the Chapter 313 incentive in Texas; and wind in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Owner of such brands as Ugg, Teva and Hoka, as well as its namesake Deckers sandal, this California-based company (headquartered in Goleta) is investing in a new distribution center in Mooresville, Indiana. The site joins a national network of facilities that includes distribution centers in Camarillo and Moreno Valley, California; an e-commerce/corporate office in Flagstaff, Arizona; and a customer care/corporate office in Broomfield, Colorado.

Source: Conway Analytics


Founded in 1952, Aulick specializes in agricultural trailer, farm truck, and ag dump cart manufacturing, and makes construction and landscaping steel and aluminum boxes. In addition, the company has the largest belt trailer rental fleet in the country. Based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where it was founded, Aulick continues to build on its current headcount of 133, and has 12 sites nationwide, including manufacturing facilities in Scottsbluff and Benkelman, Nebraska, and Uvalde, Texas.

Source: Conway Analytics


From the Mississippi Develoment Guide 2021


Hub for Healthcare

Mississippi’s strong healthcare industry draws national leaders to locate in Southaven.

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Shutterstock image courtesy of the University of Oxford

Last Thursday, the University of Oxford released a group of reports from its Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment’s “Final 25%” project, which address the hard-to-reach greenhouse gas emissions from such areas as agriculture, plastics, cement and waste after the bulk of GHG emissions from electricity, transport and heating are accounted for. “The Final 25% emissions identified in our three reports must be tackled if we are to achieve Net Zero,” said Professor Cameron Hepburn, director of the Smith School. “Reducing or eliminating them is going to mean some real changes, though, and significant investment is needed in R&D to make sure these can happen.” Among the reports’ recommendations:
• Using semi-arid and saline land for plant growth either for product feedstocks or for greenhouse gas removal;
• Using biomass and atmospheric CO2 to create sustainable polymers; and
• Adopting alternative proteins, including plants, insects and algae, which would free up land to be used for environmental services such as nature-based greenhouse gas removal.

The three reports address nature-based sources and sinks; alternative proteins; and the industrial need for carbon. Brian O’Callaghan, lead of Oxford’s Economic Recovery Project and another report author, said, “In the shadow of COVID-19, government investment in green innovation can both help to constrain climate change and seed new industries to stand as powerhouses of economic growth in the long term.”


Photos courtesy of Conway Data Publisher and Director Laura Lyne

Fires continue to impact many areas of the United States, especially in the Far West. Conway Data Publisher and Director Laura Lyne made these photographs from the same hillside vantage point 400 feet above the floor of the Mission Valley on the slopes of the Mission Mountains between St. Ignatius and Ronan, Montana. The big sky was clear in May and filled with smoke when she photographed it from the same spot last week..