Modular Bridge to Reconnect Communities in Puerto Rico

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Six months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, landslides, broken traffic lights and reconstruction traffic make Edgar Iñesta’s commute halfway across the 100-mile-wide island a slow crawl

Problems Plague Puerto Rico as Gov. Looks to Privatize PREPA

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After months of struggle to restore power in Puerto Rico, the territory’s Gov. 22 announced that the state-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will be privatized Ricardo Rosselló on Jan.

Excavator Responsible for 2nd Whole-Island Blackout in Puerto Rico

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USA Today reports this morning about 70 percent of Puerto Rico's power has been restored, but officials say it could take up to 36 hours to fully restore power after an excavator operated by D.

Puerto Rico Power Grid Rebuild Challenges Corps, Crews

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State of power system and lack of resources make restoration in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands an extraordinary task

Water-Right sponsors 'Denim Days for Puerto Rico's Aid'

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Throughout the month of November, Water-Right sponsored a fundraiser to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Rethinks Power Grid After Whitefish Energy Flap

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continue to restore power to the 70% of Puerto Rico that is still without electricity, the island’s government announced it will cancel a $300-million grid-reconstruction contract with Whitefish Energy As private and public agencies.

Six Months Later, Puerto Rico Recovery Inches On

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Six months after Hurricane Maria hit the island, patience wears thin as power is still out in some places and money trickles in

Assessing the Damage in Puerto Rico

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Many Puerto Ricans are living without reliable power, water and cellular coverage as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implements a temporary relief system for critical infrastructure and works to stabilize the spillway of a hurricane-damaged dam

ENR Finds Fortitude in the Face of Uncertainty in Puerto Rico

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million residents of Puerto Rico Resilience is a term that’s talked about a lot today. But to see its human face, look no further than the 3.4

Feds Fight to Firm Up Puerto Rico Dam

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The Dept. of Defense is overseeing a complicated mission to stabilize and rebuild Guajataca Dam

Puerto Rico still faces up to $50B in recovery work as 2018 hurricane season approaches

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FEMA said it is trying to make the U.S. territory's buildings, transportation infrastructure and electric grid as strong as possible before June 1

Puerto Rico and the Real-World Consequences of Postponing Upgrades

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Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury

Puerto Rico and the Consequences of Postponing Electrical Grid Upgrades

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Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury

Puerto Rico and the Consequences of Postponed Electrical Grid Upgrades

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Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury

Failing Dam Adds to Worries in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

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Guajatca dam is said to be in danger of collapse

Thompson Pump helps in rescue of hurricane-distressed Puerto Rico region

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Company’s volunteers, equipment provide more than 200,000 with drinking water

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program. The U.S.

Failing Dam Adds to Worries in Posti-Hurricane Puerto Rico

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Guajatca dam said to be in danger of collapse

Whitefish Responds to Criticism on Contract to Restore Puerto Rico Power

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Lawmakers question $300-million contract for a tiny, two-year-old Montana company to mobilize 1,000 workers and restore power lines in mountainous regions of island after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Signs on to $1.5B Water Upgrade

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The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has reached a settlement with the U.S. of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements and resolve allegations of Clean Water Act violations. Infrastructure

HUD Awards $28 Billion in Disaster and Mitigation Funding

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Money includes $18 billion for Puerto Rico and an unprecedented $16 billion for mitigation projects in 11 states and territories

Whitefish Responds to Claims on Contract to Restore Puerto Rico Power

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Lawmakers question a $300-million contract with a tiny, two-year-old Montana company to mobilize 1,000 workers and restore power lines in mountainous regions of island after Hurricane Maria

U.S. DOT Releases Emergency Funds for Puerto Rico

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $1 million in federal emergency relief funds to Puerto Rico to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in and around El Yunque National Forest. The Federal Highway Administration''s Emergency Relief program provides funding for highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

Temporary Power Still Vital to Puerto Rican People, Services

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It’s March 20—day 182 for the Louis Berger temporary power mission in Puerto Rico. At peak, the company had installed more than 1,600 generators

HUD approves $28B of disaster and mitigation funding

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More than $18 billion of this round of HUD spending will go to Puerto Rico, which suffered a catastrophic hit from Hurricane Maria last year

List of Top Starts Reflects Southeast Expansion

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Expanded editorial coverage area now includes Alabama, Tennesse, Puerto Rico

Work Begins on Fort Allen Project in Puerto Rico

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The Korte Company was recently awarded a Design-Build project at Fort Allen in Puerto Rico. The 54,800 square foot project consists of an Armed Forces Reserve Training Center and storage facility. The two-story training building is situated around a central courtyard and features both open and private offices throughout. The design also includes a weapons simulator and control room, along with classrooms, assembly hall, fitness rooms, locker rooms and an armory/vault

Puerto Rico Armed Forces Design-Build Project is Underway

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The Korte Company, a design-build construction firm, was on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the start of construction for four joint Armed Forces Reserve Centers, including Fort Allen, a 54,800 square foot project which The Korte Company was awarded

In Settlement, Puerto Rico Water Agency to Launch $1.5B in Upgrades

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Program includes improvements to wastewater treatment and sludge treatment infrastructure. Infrastructure

Hurricane-Hit Islands Look to Jump to Modern Power Grids

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As workers struggle to restore power in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, companies and government agencies are looking for ways to make the islands’ power grids more resilient and better able to withstand future storms

Power Restoration Is Slow in Hurricane-Hit Caribbean

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Power has been restored to about 5% of customers in Puerto Rico after nearly all of the island’s 1.57 million customers were left in the dark on Sept. 20, when Hurricane Maria left the power grid in shambles

Hurricanes Stir Inflation As Labor Shortages Grow

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The third quarter brought a flurry of natural disasters, including category 4 and 5 hurricanes whose economic impacts will take years to unfold, with Harvey primarily in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Trump Signs $36.5B Disaster-Relief Bill

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Enactment of a second major post-disaster aid measure provides billions of dollars in additional funds to help Puerto Rico and other areas recover from recent natural disasters

Cat Dealership Gets Permission For Distribution Center in Cuba

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The Miami Herald reports Caterpillar's Puerto Rico-based dealer, RIMCO Cat , has been give permission to set up a distribution center and warehouse in Cuba's Mariel Special Economic Development Zone.

Construction Company Fined $1.5 Million for Asbestos Violations

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Caterpillar Names Rimco Cat Official Dealer for Cuba

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Caterpillar announced today it has selected Rimco Cat , a privately owned Puerto Rico-based company founded by the McConnie family in 1981, to be the Cat dealer for Cuba. Currently, Rimco serves as the Cat dealer for Puerto Rico and the Eastern Caribbean.

Searching for the Expanded Southeast's Top Starts of 2016

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With Alabama, Tennessee and Puerto Rico recently officially added to ENR Southeast's existing geographic coverage area of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, ENR Southeast's annual Top Starts ranking will have its most expansive reach