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Medtronic: Innovators Unite

Unexpected Partners Join Forces in Fight Against COVID-19
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Medtronic is creating new ways of working across industries to help bring innovators together and speed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 is presenting the world with an unprecedented challenge,” said Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha. “So we must take unprecedented steps to meet that challenge. No one company can deliver all that is needed. We will only defeat the virus by acting in unison, with smart and focused strategies for production, allocation, and resourcing.”

Midwest Health System Deploys Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System to Combat COVID-19

Application of rapid-screening capabilities could prove invaluable to communities across the United States
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to further mitigate risk from the novel coronavirus to critical health-care workers and the community, a Kansas City-area health system has deployed Black & Veatch’s first portable Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structure.

NADI Solar-Powered Water Pump Named as Finalist for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Award

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NADI™, an eco-friendly, low cost solar-powered water pump that provides reliable irrigation for agricultural applications and the first product marketed under the company’s STANEY EARTH™ brand, has been named as a finalist for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards in the Developing World Technology category.

Amid Demand for High-Quality Pet Food, Freshpet Picks CRB to Build New Texas Processing Facility

CRB’s ONEsolution™ to help Freshpet close the gap between manufacturing processes for humans and their pets
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Americans care for their pets by going to great lengths to find fresh ingredients and demanding that the food they feed their pets matches the high quality and safe manufacturing of the food they feed themselves. Freshpet, Inc., a market-pioneering provider of fresh, refrigerated pet food, has chosen engineering, architecture and construction company CRB to develop the company’s third kitchen in Ennis, Texas.

Tetra Tech Featured in the EBJ Emerging Technology Issue

Leading with Science® to develop new technologies for a resilient future
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Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) released its 2020 "Emerging Technology & the Environmental Industry" publication. In this issue, Tetra Tech’s President, Dr. Leslie Shoemaker, discussed the growing demand for using innovation and new technologies in our projects and how Tetra Tech focuses on Leading with Science® to develop dynamic tools that address specific operational and business needs and create a social impact.

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

Black & Veatch’s Connected Data Real-Time Mapping Technology Keeps Projects Moving and Workers Safe

Global engineering company leads the way in safety with COVID-19 crisis-management tool
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has developed a geospatial tracking tool to additionally safeguard field services and construction crews during the current COVID-19 global health crisis.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

FedEx Aircraft Mechanic Puts Engineering Skills to Work Building Intubation Boxes for Use With COVID-19 Patients

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“I can build one of those things myself.”

That’s what went through Shawn Yarbro’s head when his wife, a nurse, told him about the need at hospitals for something called an intubation box. It’s a shield of sorts, for protecting healthcare workers from infection while performing the process of intubating a patient.

A high percentage of COVID-19 patients require this procedure in order to clear their airway so they can breathe. And it’s a pretty risky process, exposing hospital staff to a risk of infection.

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