Intel Works Towards Water Recycling With Construction of Oregon Plant

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally.

Intel’s largest water recycling plant, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, is under construction. The goal of this three-year construction project will be to help meet Intel’s long-term water reduction and recycling goals. With the reconstruction, the company will be able to reduce its water use in its computer chip manufacturing, as well as recycle nearly 1 billion gallons of water each year. For perspective, that is equivalent to 90,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Upon completion, the plant will stand as the largest water recycling facility in the world.

The reconstruction project comes as part of Intel’s worldwide goal to return 100% of its water to communities and watersheds by the year 2025.

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Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Announces Executive Moves

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Caterpillar, Inc. Board of Directors has recently made several changes to its Executive Offices, upon the announcement of Group President Rob Charter’s decision to retire.

Bob De Lange will take over Charter’s place and become the Group President of Customer & Dealers Support. He currently holds the position of Construction Industries Group President.

Tom Pellette will move into De Lange’s current position of Group President of Construction Industries. Pellette currently serves as the Energy & Transportation Group President.

Ramin Younessi, the current vice president of Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Division will move into the role of Group President of Energy & Transportation.

No replacement for Younessi has been named. The changes to the company’s executive offices will be effective June 1, 2018.

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Dow Teams Up With Keep America Beautiful To Reduce Non-Recyclable Plastics

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

In another one of The Dow Chemical Company’s attempts to help better the world in which we live, the company has partnered up with Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit, to award $100,000 in grants for organizations to establishHefty® EnergyBag™ programs within their communities. This is just another step towards The Dow Chemical Company fulfilling its 2025 Sustainability Goals.

The program works to change plastics that cannot be recycled (chip bags, juice pouches, etc.) into valuable energy resources instead of ending up in landfills. As of February 2018, the program which was started in 2014, has altered over 24 tons of plastics from landfills.

Last year, Dow awarded organizations in Cobb County, Georgia and City of Boise, Idaho two $50,000 grants to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities.

Grant applications for the program are opened until June 15 to nonprofits, materials recovery facililities, municipalities, and other qualifying organizations.

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Travelers Reports Risk Index Survey Results Which Are Concerning

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently conducted their most recent Risk Index Survey and the results it reported are interesting and a bit concerning too.  According to the results of the survey, 43% of business leaders claimed that business interruption is their main weather-related concern. Although that is the surveyed business leaders main concern, almost 40% of those who responded stated that they do not have a business continuity plan in place, and 10% of those were unaware if a business continuity plan existed.

While some businesses have insurance coverage, in case of natural disasters, many lack an appropriate amount of insurance coverage. The Travelers Risk Index reported that seven in every ten business leaders are not confident that they are even properly insured.

In order to be prepared for impending potential spring severe weather, Travelers suggests developing/updating your business continuity plan, shoring up your supply chain, and regularly reviewing your insurance policies and limits.

Considering the high number of natural disasters in 2017, it’s more important than ever for businesses of all sizes to take the proper steps to protect employees, property and assets. Preparing for the unexpected, including the impact of severe weather, is fundamental to an effective risk management program.” -Scott Humphrey, Second Vice President of Risk Control at Travelers.

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Caterpillar Launches Water Campaign

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Water is a critical need of people and communities, yet almost 844 million people do not have access to clean, safe water.

The Caterpillar Foundation has launched the Value of Water Campaign to raise the awareness of the impact of the global water crisis on education, economics, and community health. This is one step on the foundation’s mission to help empower 50 million people globally to rise out of extreme poverty by the year 2020.

The Caterpillar Foundation will be working with multiple partners including water, Ducks Unlimited, Global Citizen, Living Land & Waters, Opportunity International, The Nature Conservancy and Water.org.

Various aspects addressed in the Campaign include:

  • Bringing clean water to rural communities in Africa through construction of new wells and innovative pipe systems
  • Restoring critical wetland habitats that provide flood protection and water filtration
  • Reducing river pollution throughout the United States
  • Strengthening the health of the world’s vital rivers
  • Delivering running water to homes in Africa, Asia, and South America through micro credit loans

“As the company and its customers work to build traditional infrastructure, the Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building human infrastructure, and ultimately, a better world,” said Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan. “Water is a fundamental human need – it is a basic building block necessary to pursue opportunities such as education and economic growth, and place people on a path to prosperity.” -Michele Sullivan, Caterpillar Foundation President

To learn more about the Value of Water Campaign and how to become involved visit www.togetherstronger.com/year-of-water/.

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The Dow Chemical Company Launches ECOFAST Textile Treatment

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

This week at the American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists (AATCC), The Dow Chemical Company launched ECOFAST Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment. The technology in this treatment allows for unique and more vibrant colors on natural textiles and greatly improves the efficient use of resources during the dyeing process. With the new technology, fluorescents are now available for use on cotton. The treatment allows the uptake of reactive, direct, and acid dyes on natural fibers and fabrics. ECOFAST Pure also improves the color quality of a product, so that the color will last longer.

Dow has leveraged over a century of material science knowledge to help address the performance and sustainability gaps in the textile industry. By pretreating textiles with ECOFAST Pure, manufacturers can deliver longer lasting, new generation colors on natural textiles while simultaneously reducing water, dye and energy use.” – Esma Talu, market manager for Dow

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Dow Product Enables Brighter Colors on Natural Textiles

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James Pitaro Appointed As New President of Disney’s ESPN

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.

The Walt Disney Company has announced that James Pitaro has been named the President of ESPN and the Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks. Pitaro has served as the Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media since 2016.

The appointment of Pitaro comes as ESPN prepares the launch of its new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. The provides Mr. Pitaro with a great amount of opportunity, with making transformative entertainment experiences using digital technology has been a pillar of his career thus far. Before his roles at Disney, James Pitaro has served as vice president and head of Yahoo Media, vice president of business affairs for LAUNCH Media, Inc., and practiced law at several firms in New York.

Jimmy is a talented and dedicated leader with the right strategic vision, relentless drive and passion for sports required to lead the stellar ESPN team at this incredibly dynamic time. Jimmy forged his career at the intersection of technology, sports and media, and his vast experience and keen perspective will be invaluable in taking ESPN into the future.” – Robert A. Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company

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Welcome to The Industry Corteva Agriscience

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

Corteva Agriscience is the new name agriculturalists will want to know. The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has announced the name of the stand alone company that combines DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer, and DowAgroSciences. The company is expected to be spun-off June 1, 2019. The new company will have corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Deleware as well as sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Indiana. DowDupont will support the company’s new name until it becomes an independent company.

“This is the start of an exciting journey. Corteva Agriscience™ is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers. Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience™ will become a leading Agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food.” -James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

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Dow Brings Home the Win With Austin Dillon At The Daytona 500

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

Austin Dillon, NASCAR driver of the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, made it to victory lane at the legendary Daytona 500 on Sunday. The Dow Chemical Company sponsor’s the No. 3 car and also partners with the Richard Childress Racing team. The pair works together to develop new technologies for the race track that are tested by Austin Dillon. Dillon’s remarkable win on Sunday demonstrated the power of the combination of advanced materials, technology manufacturing, and in-lab on-track testing are the true force behind the science of speed.

Dow’s partnership with Richard Childress Racing allows the company to apply its technologies to one of the most extreme transportation conditions- the race track- in hopes of ensuring the best delivery to the real world. Collaborations like these help produce incredible research and further the development of innovative solutions both in and beyond the transportation market.

Dow has been with me since the beginning of my Cup career – I’m very thankful for that and I’ll never forget it – and we just brought them a win. I said after my first win that nothing could beat it, but this does.” -Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Chevrolet NASCAR driver

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Austin Dillon Drives the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to Victory Lane at the Daytona 500

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Vista Partners Quote of the Day via Internet Entrepreneur Tony Hsieh

Vista Partners Quote of the Day is “Whatever you’re thinking. think bigger.” — Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh is an American internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos, which is owned by Amazon (AMZN). Prior to joining Zappos, Hsieh co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft (MSFT) in 1999 for $265 million.

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