We are proud to have been part of the Monogram Clean Energy Plant team which was named 2017 Project of the Year by the American Biogas Council! Monogram Foods operates a production plant in Martinsville, Virginia, that produces beef jerky and other meat snacks. In 2016, to support the expansion of its production plant and address waste treatment needs, Monogram initiated construction on a new Clean Energy Plant (CEP) that principally uses an Anaerobic Digester (AD) to treat its wastes. The CEP was completed in June 2017. It was conceived by Monogram staff, its engineers, and its financial representatives to address waste and wastewater treatment needs in a sustainable fashion. The biogas is used to produce both heat and power for plant operations.
The newest Mountain Park Health Center clinic has opened on the corner of Broadway and McClintock in Tempe, Arizona. Working with SmithGroupJJR and Concord General Contracting, Inc., Mountain Park has transformed a former 30,000-square-foot boat dealership into a vibrant community health center that balances clinical efficiency with amenities that promote energy and wellness in an underserved community.
Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms has been awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The foundation is a nonprofit organization established in the 2014 farm bill, according to a news release, and the grant was celebrated by research and industry leaders at a Sept. 7 function at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Memphis community gathered for the grand opening celebration of Crosstown Concourse, scheduled nearly 90 years to the day of the original Sears Crosstown grand opening in August 1927. This celebration of history and rebirth showcased the organizations and businesses that courageously believed in and dedicated themselves to the creation of this one-of-a-kind vertical urban village. Beyond the steel and the stone, the community discovered and celebrated a place where diverse interests combine to form new connections so we may become better together. It was a moment to celebrate Concourse, the Crosstown neighborhood, and the tenacity and creativity of the city as a whole. The day was full events with live music, dance performances, art exhibitions, a Concourse documentary screening, tenant open houses, and more. To view the grand opening ceremony in its entirety, please click here
Winston Medical Center is Mississippi Hospital Association's 2017 Outstanding Small Rural Hospital. "It's just a testament to all the hard work that the employees and everyone related to Winston Medical Center does," says CEO Paul Black. The Mississippi Hospital Association presented the award, saying Winston Medical couldn't be more deserving, after being destroyed by a tornado and still providing quality health care.
WEST POINT, Miss. — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to providing safe and reliable playground equipment for children living in underserved communities, are teaming up to build new, eco-friendly playground equipment at Marshall Park in West Point, home to YTC's 1 million-sq.-ft. truck tire plant, which came on stream in 2015.
Wall Street Journal - Urban farming isn’t easy. It can require significant investment, and there are bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. Many companies have yet to turn a profit, experts say. A few companies have already failed, and urban-farming experts say many more will be weeded out in the coming years. But commercial vertical farms are well beyond experimental. Companies such as AeroFarms, owned by Dream Holdings Inc., and Urban Produce LLC have designed and operate commercial vertical farms that aim to deliver supplies of greens on a mass scale more cheaply and reliably to cities, by growing food locally indoors year round.
Tax reform is on the horizon. While proponents are cautiously optimistic that investor-based tax credit programs (e.g., the low-income housing tax credit, the historic rehabilitation tax credit, new markets tax credit and renewable energy tax credits) will survive tax reform, there is a question of whether tax reform will negatively impact the amount of available tax credit equity for these highly successful and popular programs. There is also the prospect of a federal infrastructure credit, substantially increasing the amount of credits in the marketplace.