Fan thinks Kathie Lee’s name is ‘Katie’
March 8, 2013; “Today” show
TODAY’s Sara Haines rounded up a few fans who had pressing questions for Kathie Lee and Hoda, but one fan mistakes KLG for Katie when asking about their must-have beauty products.
(“Lexi from Michigan” is GRCC student Lexi Bettig. She went with GRCC Christian Fellowship over spring break to help restore the Jersey Shore after Superstorm Sandy.)
Jobs from Clean Energy an Economic Bright Spot in 2012
March 12, 2013; switchboard.nrdc.org (Natural Resources Defense Council staff blog)
Don Lepard, a Chattanooga business executive, recently won a contract from his hometown to install 27,000 wireless, energy-efficient LED streetlights in the city. Lepard moved fast. In the space of a few months, his company, Global Green Lighting (GGL), acquired a vacant 180,000 square foot manufacturing facility in nearby Hixon, Tennessee, brought back production lines from its operations in China, hired 25 people and started making bulbs. By the end of 2013, the company plans to hire a total of 250 workers in skilled manufacturing, engineering, and marketing positions, and ramp up production at the Tennessee plant to as many as 20,000 LED bulbs each month.
… These green jobs provide more than just livelihoods. They’re giving us the tools to cut carbon pollution and provide clean air and clean water while revitalizing communities, helping cities save money, and improving quality of life for local residents. Just take one example. In Holland, Michigan, the local economy got a multimillion-dollar boost when a yacht manufacturer successfully branched out into producing wind turbine blades. In addition to hiring 100 new workers, the company is sourcing services from a number of Michigan businesses, has made several million dollars in investments and purchases in the local community, and has joined forces with Grand Rapids Community College to train new technicians for future hires. The company expects to create 1,000 jobs by 2016.
Finance Wales backs Safety Technology
March 12, 2013; unquote.com
Finance Wales has provided Monmouthshire-based safety specialist Safety Technology with a six-figure loan.
… It has since established a joint venture with a Spanish operation and maintenance company and a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College in the US. The company now delivers safety training and equipment to businesses such as Vestas, Gamesa, Dong Energy, RWE N Power, Alstom and Suzlon.