Salt Lake City, UT Industry

Bringhurst: Stop Stiffing, Start Tipping

The early stages of the pandemic solicited advertisements, “thank you” notes and free meals for essential workers. Large corporations seemingly oozed with gratitude. In hindsight, it was grotesquely disingenuous. Service workers were left in the dust without an increase in wages, and now some people are tipping workers less than...
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Report: BLM turns a blind eye to cattle grazing impacts, blames wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management chronically underreports the extent of damage to public rangelands caused by livestock grazing in Utah in apparent defiance of policies that mandate regular rangeland health assessments, according to an analysis of federal data. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on Monday released a report that...
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Check out the new product that was launched at the dōTERRA evōlve Convention

Saimoni Lesu, Director of Sales for dōTERRA joined The Daily Dish today to talk about the Evolve Convention that doTERRA just held a couple of weeks ago. Part of the fun was an announcement of several new products and Saimoni Lesu wants to talk about his favorite part of dōTERRA’s convention. A few things that he mentioned were being together in person and virtually with the dōTERRA family, focusing on the global impact dōTERRA has done and is doing in the world, plus sharing fun and NEW products with everyone!

Utah farmers prepare for possible hard freeze overnight

BENSON, Utah — Already hit hard by the drought, Utah farmers are now preparing for a hard freeze Monday night. It’s not unusual for that freeze to happen right about now, but after facing such a hot, dry summer, a lot of farmers said they’re hoping to extend the season a bit and make up for some of those losses.

IBC Awarded Contract to Supply MacroLig® Molecular Recognition Technology™ (MRT™) to Process Radioactive Waste at the Savannah River Site

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Sept. 22, 2021 /CNW/ -- IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. ("IBC") has received an order to supply its MacroLig® 209 ("BOBCalixC6") product to selectively extract cesium ("Cs"), a particularly dangerous radionuclide, present in the radioactive salt waste at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site ("SRS"). BOBCalixC6 is a predesigned molecule that is highly selective for Cs, which is present in trace quantities, over other elements in the salt solution. Cs is selectively removed and concentrated in the Salt Waste Processing Facility ("SWPF") and sent to the Defense Waste Processing Facility to be stabilized in glass (vitrified). The decontaminated bulk salt solution is sent to the Saltstone Production Facility for disposal in grout. Savannah River Remediation has transferred 1.87 million gallons of radioactive salt waste to SWPF this fiscal year through late August 2021:

Hospitality industry finally sees recovery after taking huge hit in the pandemic

The hospitality industry is beginning to see recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, a report says. (Matt Gephardt, KSL TV ) SALT LAKE CITY — After getting hit hard by the pandemic, new data shared with the KSL Investigators show people who make a living in the hospitality industry — restaurants, hotels, spas, tourism in general — are finally starting to breathe easier.

IMA-NA Announces Mine Safety Award Honorees

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) announced the companies and mining operations that will receive its safety recognition awards. IMA-NA Chairman Doug Smith and IMA-NA President Chris Greissing presented the awards at the IMA-NA’s Annual Meeting in Park City, Utah. The safety recognition awards program is run in...

SNAPPED: Builders building buildings in buildings

Instead of building toolboxes, students are using toolboxes to which Principal of Treasure Mountain Junior High, Caleb Fine, made the Construction class curriculum comparison as “old school vs. new school” opportunities. They’re getting real-life lessons and real life-lessons. Under the tutelage of a successful construction company owner, they’re building a bathroom and a kitchen, to scale, to completion, […]

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Pace Picks Up on Salt Lake Wastewater Plant

Sundt and PCL are constructing a $700-million water reclamation facility to replace an aging 33-million-gallon-a-day wastewater treatment plant in northern Salt Lake City, Utah. The new 48 mgd treatment facility will add a biological nutrient removal project to reduce phosphorus in the wastewater to comply with water quality requirements. According to the Salt Lake Dept. of Public Utilities, the public works project is one of the largest in the city's history, and it will be designed with sustainability in mind. The project’s goal is to use at least 25% recycled materials. The project team is also pursuing an Envision Platinum certification for the facility and LEED Gold certification for the administration building. Since the groundbreaking at the end of 2019, the project team installed 43,000 wick drains at a depth of approximately 125 ft below the surface, and then hauled approximately 1.5 lb of soil to the site to compact the existing, poor-quality soil in lieu of installing driven steel piles. The team recently began construction, and the pace is expected to pick up mid-to-late 2022, with a completion date targeted for 2024.

Urban Farming Highlight: The Village Co-Op

One of the many ways SLCgreen furthers our sustainability goals is through supporting our local food system. Salt Lake City is committed to providing and facilitating funding for local food programs to enhance access to fresh, healthy, and sustainable food. In recent years, we’ve worked to relax ordinances to allow for backyard chickens and beekeeping, expanded the number of community gardens in the city, and contracted with Green Urban Lunchbox to run the SLC Fruitshare program.

Historic Family Farm In Midway Is Preserved

The non-profit land trust Utah Open Lands has reached an agreement to preserve the Albert Kohler Legacy Farm in Midway—102 acres of scenic farmland that has been home for five generations of the same family. On Thursday, Utah Open Lands said the family agreed to a bargain-sale price of $7...

Farmer’s Market Spotlight: Kimberly Flores of fulFILLed

FulFILLed is a mobile refill shop that offers an alternative to single-use packaging. Customers provide or buy containers to refills with soaps, detergents, hygiene products, and household cleaners. FulFILLed also has creative solutions for reducing paper and hygiene products, like bamboo dental floss, re-usable and washable “paper towels,” bamboo toothbrushes, and bamboo cleaning brushes. Kimberly […]

Jacobsen Construction cuts ribbon on new headquarters

Salt Lake City — Prominent state and local government leaders in Utah joined with Jacobsen Construction Company employees this month to cut the ribbon on the acclaimed general contractor’s new headquarters in Salt Lake City’s International Center. Honored guests Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Salt County Mayor Jenny Wilson, and Salt...