Green “Monster” at the Lake

The town of Oakville was founded in 1820 to build a marina community on Lake Ontario for shipbuilding and the shipping industry. Since then, the community has grown while honoring the early development days. Oakville's waterfront on Lake Ontario features beautiful scenery with two natural harbors, and a system of river trails that run through it. Featuring wooded areas, meadows, museums and formal gardens, there is plenty to see and do along the waterfront. During the summer months ma ... Read more

44VM Promotes Safer Petroleum

The Perth Amboy Refinery was built in 1920 by the Barber Asphalt Company. Located between Convery Boulevard and State Street in Perth Amboy, NJ, the refinery contains over 100 years of history. In 1945, Chevron Corporation bought the plant from Barber Asphalt and started producing more products such as gasoline and heating oil.  For the next 29 years Chevron would continue to expand and ended up with a refining capacity of 80,000 barrels in 2008. Chevron sold its operations to Bucke ... Read more

IEW Positively Impacts Garden State

Heavy highway construction company, IEW Construction Group (IEW), has played an interesting and dynamic role in the rehabilitation of New Jersey's bridges. Construction has been underway on the widening of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, NJ since late 2021.  This is Phase 2 of the project. Also known as US Route 46, this most recent section is one of fourteen ventures that is a part of a much larger $24 billion (about $74 per person in the US) capital improvement project put ... Read more

44E Keeping Things ICE® Cold!

The Port of Portland is the second-largest tonnage seaport in New England and one of the largest oil ports on the East Coast. Over the years, the local economy has shifted from fishing, manufacturing, and agriculture towards a more service-based economy. Most banks such as Bank of America and Key Bank have positioned their Maine operations in Portland which provides jobs as well as drives in businesses from outside the state that may not have had prior interest.     ... Read more

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila – Nayarit, Mexico

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila Nayarit, Mexico  Edited by Debbie Reaney After almost seven years of negotiations and paperwork, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR) has donated a four-hectare property on Litibú Beach in Punta de Mita to the Naval Secretary of the Mexican Navy to build an advanced naval station. 100 billion Mexican Pesos ($584 Million US) is being invested in the project, which will be financed, in equal parts, by the state, the municipa ... Read more

Widening the Delaware Water Gap

Widening the Delaware Water Gap Edited by Alan Zimmerman The Delaware Water Gap is truly a breath-taking wonder of nature. The 40-mile stretch of the Delaware River resides in northwest New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania with an estimated 4 million people (about twice the population of New Mexico) who visit the recreation area annually. Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting trips down the river are popular in the summer. Other activities include hiking, rock climbing, swimming, and fishin ... Read more

New Timber Pile Supports NJ Fishery

New Timber Pile Supports NJ Fishery Edited by: Alan Zimmerman    The historic seaside town of Cape May, NJ is arguably one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States. Located where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the town's largest industry is tourism and it has much to offer such as the Washington Street Mall, Cape May Boardwalk, and many historic hotels. Commercial fishing is almost just as important to Cape May's economy and has been a mainstay ... Read more

ICE & Ultralum complete Billboard #37

ICE & Ultralum complete Billboard #37  Edited by: Alan Zimmerman All great businesses and brands come from excellent marketing practices. Being able to reach numerous people to spread a message or promote a business is vital to sustainable growth. One of the more traditional and effective ways to grab the attention of people is using a billboard for commuters to see. More importantly, the specific spot the billboard is placed in is super important in terms of its effectiveness. Wo ... Read more

NJ's Route 22 Redesigned

Route 22 Redesign  Edited by: Alan Zimmerman    Route 22 in Union Township, NJ is receiving a new look. This new project will replace the existing bridges carrying Route 22 eastbound and Route 22 westbound over Route 82 located between the Garden State Parkway Exit 140 and Exit 140B, which are in poor condition and will be coordinated with other infrastructure work currently being completed on the Parkway. Improvements and construction will cover a wide area of ... Read more

Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge

Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge $140M Mississippi River bridge reconstruction project will change landscape of Lansing   Edited by: Debbie Reaney A new bridge is being developed to replace the cantilever bridge called the Black Hawk Bridge, named after Chief Black Hawk in Lansing, IA., one of the most unique historic bridges in the country. The key detail is the fact that the suspended span of the bridge is only connected at the bottom with no connection (visual or str ... Read more