WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Joy Roller, the president of Global Cleveland, will facilitate a panel discussion on the current state of information technology in Northeast Ohio as the final Amplify Speaker Series luncheon of 2014.
The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corporate College East. Other topics will include what Global Cleveland is doing to attract talent, what is the status of federal immigration laws specific to international students who are studying here and the perspectives young professionals have of various digital platforms. In addition: How are millennials looking for news? What infrastructure has been put in place and what further developments are slated? What is the current state of law, policy, and security related to technology?
BlueBridge Networks is offering customers and friends a $10 discount to attend the lunch. Enter CBCMEMBER on the registration page found here: (http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9hlja9sb199e4f0&llr=pvfd8ddab)
Another Speaker Series is slated for April 22, 2015.
Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Two New Tugs for New York Power Authority
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Great Lakes Shipyard has been contracted by New York Power Authority to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Authority’s Niagara River Ice Boom Operations in Buffalo, New York, to augment and replace existing vessels in their fleet, according to a press release from the company.
The tugs will be specially reinforced for operations in seasonal ice, and employ heavy stems for light ice breaking and shell reinforcement along the ice belt. Delivery of the first tug is scheduled for September 2015.
The tug construction contract, valued at nearly $5 million, is the company’s second major order from the Authority. In 2010, Great Lakes Shipyard built the agency’s Ice Boom Operations Barge, including the supply and installation of a new pedestal mounted lattice boom crane.
Great Lakes Shipyard is an affiliate of The Great Lakes Towing Co., a Cleveland based company now in its 116th year.
NiSource splits division to focus on shale gas development
MERRILLVILLE, Indiana — NiSource, Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas of Ohio, and similar distribution companies in six other states, is spinning off its interstate pipeline division into a second, stand-alone company that will focus on shale gas development and bulk gas transmission lines.
The Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc., which would be headquartered in Houston, would continue to operate more than 15,000 miles of large natural gas transmission pipelines, gas storage facilities with a total capacity of about 300 billion cubic feet, and continue to build shale gas processing facilities, investing as much as $15 billion in the next decade.
The split, announced over this past weekend, is expected to occur in mid 2015. Under the plan, NiSource shareholders would retain their current shares of NiSource stock and receive a pro-rata dividend of shares of CPG stock in a transaction that is expected to be tax-free to NiSource and its shareholders.