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2015 February Issue

Group hopes to SCORE with those wanting to start business

    Not everyone can start a business, and many of those who do frequently violate one of the three cardinal sins of entrepreneurship. They underestimate their competition; they fail to have adequate income to sustain themselves; or they don’t understand what they’re doing.    Those and other challenges of being your own boss will be tackled…

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The green, green soy of home: Growers here hope to reach Cuba

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH, the Illinois Business Journal     The miles and miles of soybean fields that sprout annually throughout Illinois represent some of the best the state has to offer the U.S. agriculture industry. Now, that notion is being planted in Cuba.    Efforts are under way on several fronts to help the state take advantage…

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EWR Associates, continuing projects for Hospital Sisters Health Systems and Medical Group

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture EWR Associates, continuing projects for Hospital Sisters Health Systems and Medical Group By MELISSA MESKE    Hospital Sisters Health System continues working with EWR Associates, Inc. as they work together to design facilities with future needs in mind.    EWR is providing continuing “indefinite delivery, indefinite quality” (IDIQ)  services for…

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Geotechnology, Inc., St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments, Belleville

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Geotechnology, Inc., St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments, Belleville By MELISSA MESKE    With a groundbreaking on a very chilly day in December 2013, work began on a $29 million expansion project to construct the new St. Paul’s Home and Retirement Apartments in Belleville.    The senior living facility offers…

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Louer Facility Planning, Stillwater Senior Living community, Edwardsville

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Louer Facility Planning, Stillwater Senior Living community, Edwardsville By KATE GENO    Louer Facility Planning demonstrated its expertise in the selection of commercial furniture for the new Stillwater Senior Living community on University Drive in Edwardsville.    The facility, which was completed in December by Korte Construction Co., features 46…

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Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc., new Mount Vernon Township High School

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc., new Mount Vernon Township High School By KATE GENO    Construction on the new Mount Vernon Township High School is underway. Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc. contributed its geotechnical services to the project and continues to monitor the construction progress.    The new $70 million…

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Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Park Over the Highway project, Downtown St. Louis

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Park Over the Highway project, Downtown St. Louis By MELISSA MESKE    A major transformation is happening to Downtown St. Louis, and the firm of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly is leading what many deem to be “the project of the decade,” dubbed as the “Park…

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Rhutasel and Associates, Inc., Calumet Street project, Centralia

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Rhutasel and Associates, Inc., Calumet Street project, Centralia By KATE GENO    Rhutasel and Associates, Inc. has been instrumental in the plans and progress to improve a busy roadway in Centralia.    The Calumet Street and Airport Road project has a construction cost of $3.7 million and will be completed…

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group, Illinois Route 13 project, Carbondale to Carterville

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture Kaskaskia Engineering Group, Illinois Route 13 project, Carbondale to Carterville By MELISSA MESKE    Along a five-mile stretch of Illinois Route 13 extending east from North Giant City Road at the edge of Carbondale to Greenbriar Road in Carterville, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC  is completing a portion of the…

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FGM Architects, new Wesclin High School, Trenton

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineering and Architecture FGM Architects, new Wesclin High School, Trenton By JENNIFER K. HASAMEAR    The new Wesclin Community Unit School District 3 High School in Trenton opened its doors this year after several years of planning, design and construction.     After much anticipation, the Wesclin Unit School District community is thrilled…

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