Consolidated Steel Corporation Consolidated Steel Corporation was an American steel and shipbuilding business. Consolidated built ships during World War II in two locations: Wilmington, California and Orange, Texas. It was created in 1929 by the merger of Llewellyn Iron Works, Baker Iron Works and Union Iron Works, all of Los Angeles. Baker Iron Works Baker Iron Works of Los Angeles also manufactured mining equipment. The Baker Iron Works had its start at Los Angeles, California, about 1877, when Milo S. A much larger facility was erected in 1886 and in June of that year the business was incorporated as the Baker Iron Works with capital stock of $75,000. Less than a year later, Baker erected a $15,000 building [equivalent to $300,000 in today’s buying power] on Buena Vista Street near College. According to one authority, in 1889 Baker produced the first locomotive built in Los Angeles, designed by Milo’s son Fred, vice president of the firm. Orange shipyard Wilmington shipyard After the war
BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation Big Sun Energy Technology Inc a été créée en 2006 par un groupe de professionnels passionné par les semi-conducteurs. L'objectif du groupe est d'apporter une contribution positive à l'environnement et, même temps devenir une entreprise leader dans le domaine de l'énergie solaire. Le cœur d'activité de Big Sun est la conception, la production et la commercialisation de cellules solaires de haute qualité. Afin de protéger l'environnement et de favoriser les futures générations, nous offrons des produits à des prix raisonnables pour faire progresser l'utilisation des énergies renouvelables dans le monde entier. Aujourd'hui, nous devons faire face au coût croissant des sources d'énergie conventionnelles telles que les combustibles fossiles, ainsi qu'au danger d'une crise énergétique mondiale. Big Sun est désormais fermement engagé à devenir un fabricant de cellules solaires de classe mondiale et offrira à ses clients les solutions d'énergie photovoltaïque les plus rentables.
Inspiration Mars ASME - article on Bering straight Artist's rendering of concept for the Bering Strait bridge. The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents. However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land. However, despite the potential benefits, there have yet to be any serious attempts to put these concepts into reality. Climatic, Geologic, and Geographic Challenges The Bering Strait lies just south of the Arctic Circle and is subject to long, dark winters and extreme weather [average winter lows of −20 °C (−4 °F) with extreme lows approaching −50 °C (−58 °F)] and high winds. The region is marked by frequent and sometimes large-magnitude earthquakes.
Planetary Resources – The Asteroid Mining Company One intention here: investing. 2 Reasons Why Walmart Can’t Touch Whole Foods (WMT, WFM) Whole Foods Market (WFM) stock has taken a nearly 7% beating since just a few days ago, when Walmart (WMT) made an interesting announcement. WMT is partnering with Wild Oats Market (originally bought out by Whole Foods, but the deal was nixed by the government) to lower the price on a line of organic foods in the megastore chain. At the moment, the plan rolls out about 100 products in the Wild Oats line. It’s unclear whether it will expand to others. Yeah, that’s the “big news.” So that we’re clear, the market has chewed away roughly $1.5 billion in WFM market cap because Walmart — which already sells some 1,600 organic products — is going to sell about 100 new ones via a new label and at lower prices. This couldn’t have been more of an overreaction … especially for the two reasons I’m about to express: Whole Foods (WFM): It’s More Than Just Quinoa First, the market took this move to discount 100 products as some all-out assault on Whole Foods’ market share. But you’re going to pay for it.
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