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GMP crews get lights back on for 23,000 customers

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine An army of GMP line crews, tree crews and external crews are making repairs after strong winds overnight caused damage worse than forecasted bringing down trees and lines and causing outages statewide. GMP crews were ready and we had already brought in additional crews in advance of the storm placed around the state. They’ve been working through the night to get the lights back on. 

Abele, Bolden, Buxton, Meyer to receive UVM honorary degrees

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:41am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont will award honorary degrees at the May ceremony to John E Abele, Frank A Bolden, J Brooks Buxton, and Karen Nystrom Meyer. The 2018 commencement speaker, celebrated humanities scholar Alexander Nemerov, received a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa during 2017 commencement ceremonies.

BioTek joins forces with Agilent to create integrated metabolic analysis and imaging platform

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:13am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and BioTek Instruments, Inc. today announced a new, integrated solution that combines cellular metabolic analysis and imaging technologies. The optimized solution integrates the Agilent Seahorse XFe96/XFe24 Analyzers with the BioTek Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. This solution creates a standardized approach for comparing XF data sets, improving assay workflow, embedding images into WAVE software, and applying normalization values to Seahorse XF measurements.

State works to remove PFAS contamination from Rutland business park water system

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:07am -- tim

Vermont Business MagazineThe State of Vermont has issued a Do Not Drink order to tenants of the Rutland Airport Business Park after per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found in the business park’s water system. PFAS are a family of chemicals associated with firefighting foam and other manufacturing processes. PFOS and PFOA are two chemicals that belong to this family.

New equipment boosts sheet metal and machining capabilities at Mack Molding

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Mack Molding has welcomed spring with capital investments at its Vermont-based headquarters. The leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services announced today that it continues to experience heightened commercial activity, and the new equipment is geared toward meeting current needs and future opportunities.

TD Bank supports Champlain Housing Trust with $20K donation

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:06pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, announced a $20,000 grant to the Champlain Housing Trust as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. Champlain Housing Trust serves the communities and people of northwest Vermont with affordable housing options and services to help people succeed in their housing.

Rutland Regional receives 2018 Workplace of the Year Award

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rutland Regional Medical Center has been awarded the Advisory Board 2018 Workplace of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Lesley Classen, Rutland Regional’s Manager of Employee Relations & Recruitment, accepted the award on behalf of the hospital at The Advisory Board Company’s annual summit held on March 29th, in Chicago, Illinois.

Vermont schools seek stronger connection with local dairy farms

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:59pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a new report released by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM), Vermont schools called for an increased sourcing of Vermont-branded milk. While Vermont dairy farmers supply most of the milk served in Vermont schools, respondents reported difficulty finding milk from local distributors that also meet federal nutrition standards. The statewide survey, designed to inform the dairy industry about how Vermont schools engage with fluid milk, provides valuable information to help milk processors, bottlers, and distributors connect directly with schools. Serving more than 13 million meals a year, Vermont schools demonstrate potential for market growth. The report includes recommendations and proposed projects schools and milk suppliers can use to build stronger relationships.

Caledonia Spirits to release new Vodka distilled from maple syrup on Saturday

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Caledonia Spirits, nationally recognized distillers of Barr Hill since 2011, is launching Experiments in Agricultural Rectification – a new small batch spirits project with a mission to capture the provenance of Vermont’s agricultural and forage crops. The first release of the project will be available on Saturday, April 7th at the Caledonia Spirits Distillery in Hardwick, and the Made in Vermont Marketplace at the Essex Fairgrounds.