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US Solar Market Insight Report Q3 2014: What You Should Know

Tweet: 2014 is on track to be the largest year in #solar history for concentrated solar power. http://ctt.ec/_gWs2+ via @JMCSteelGroup
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Tweet: 36% of all new electric generating capacity came from #solar according to @SEIA US Solar Market Insight Q3 2014  http://ctt.ec/coUj6+
Tweet: Utility #solar PV is responsible for much of the industry’s growth. http://ctt.ec/de2IB+ via @JMCSteelGroup
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Released in December by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, the US Solar Market Insight Report Q3 2014 offers valuable and exciting data about the solar industry and trends within the sector.

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What are the implications of falling oil prices?

U.S. EIA World Crude Oil Prices

As oil prices continue their descent, many are becoming more concerned about what this could mean for the recent boom within the US oil industry.

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A Time for Giving: Zekelman Industries Employees Donate Christmas Gifts to Beacon Therapeutic

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With the holiday season upon us, we’re taking some time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season. For us, it’s a time for giving.  And this year, our employees gave to a very deserving organization, Beacon Therapeutic.

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4 Ways Chicago Companies Can Create a STEM Workforce for Tomorrow

For quite some time, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has been a popular conversation throughout various industries, businesses, government programs and educators. Although some believe the focus on STEM is excessive lately, at JMC Steel Group, we know how important STEM education is to our future as a company. This is one of the many reasons we are dedicated to helping create a STEM workforce for tomorrow.

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Fall trends in Construction’s Spending & 2015’s Outlook

A recent press release from The Associated General Contractors of America, reported that construction spending fell for the second consecutive month in September. According to Ken Simonson, the AGC of America’s chief economist, "construction gains remain fragmentary and volatile, even though industry employment has been picking up in more states."

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