CHICOPEE — A company which plans to start a “seed-to-sale” marijuana business in Willimansett will not be open for at least 18 months, if it is able to get licensed by the state.Revolution Greencare LLC is applying to open a cultivation facility, testing laboratory and recreational store in an industrial building at 30-60 Buckley Boulevard that is best known as the former Piels Brewery that closed in the 1980s. Yesterday partners in the company, who include Adam Brady, who has owned the building for two or three years and serves as president, David L. Peskin, president of Creative Chemicals of Holyoke and others held a community meeting about the plans, which is required under the state permitting law.About 40 people, including two City Councilors and a man interested in opening his own retail marijuana store, attended the meeting. Some asked questions about parking and traffic but most said they were just there to listen.The proposal calls for the company to use … [Read more...] about Recreational ‘seed to sale’ facility proposed for Chicopee will invest $15 million plus in business
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Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 7:05 AM EST Mar 1, 2019 LANSING — As Michigan residents await Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's plan to fix the roads, which is to be unveiled in her Tuesday budget presentation, many complain that Michigan's highest-in-the-nation truck weight limits are a major reason the roads are crumbling and must be addressed in any plan. Two main issues are whether truck weight limits should be lowered and whether trucks should be paying a greater share of the money the state collects to maintain and repair roads. Trucks used for farming and for logging were even quietly exempted from the 20 percent hike in vehicle registration fees that other motorists got hit with in 2015. For motorist Bill Emmerich of Ypsilanti, an information technology worker with an industrial and operations engineering degree from U-M, it can't be a coincidence that Michigan law allows trucks weighing 164,000 pounds — twice the federal … [Read more...] about Michigan: Worst roads. Heaviest trucks. Is there a link?
By Lynn Hulsey, Staff Writer Trucking — a critical industry in the Miami Valley — has expanded as demand has soared, but it faces significant hurdles to continue its growth.These challenges impact the Dayton area, which has a big stake in the logistics industry in a region long dubbed the “Crossroads of America” because of the two major cross-country interstates — I-75 and I-70 — that intersect in Montgomery County. “The trucking companies are part of the supply chain that supports the logistics industry,” said Chris Kershner, who as executive vice president of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce oversees the Dayton Area Logistics Association. RELATED: Meet the 66 top employers in the Dayton region. How big are they? It’s crucial that trucking overcome its challenges, he said, because it affects multiple economic sectors. That includes everything from trucking companies themselves to businesses like the Proctor & … [Read more...] about Trucking industry must overcome challenges to continue growth
Published 4:38 pm CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 The Junior Service League of Plainview presents the "Trick or Truck" Festival on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Running Water Draw Regional Park (Kidsville). Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family or four or more, children under 2 are free. The "Trick or Truck" Festival is a unique and interactive event that allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the personnel who protect, serve and build the Plainview community. The event will include more than 30 different trucks including tractors, tow, milk, fuel, concrete and module trucks, Plainview SWAT vehicle, police car, firetruck, helicopter, hearse, electric truck, tractor trailer, school bus and more. The first hour (10–11 a.m.) will feature no horns or lights for sensory-sensitive families. Other activities include face painting, cake walk, PCA bake sale, pumpkin painting, … [Read more...] about ‘Trick or Truck’ Festival set for Saturday
Matt Lakin Knoxville News Sentinel Published 10:00 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 He slipped between skins and lived two lives in one — the big-hearted businessman and the corporate con artist, the self-made man who talked to truckers like one of their own just to pick their pockets at the pump and laugh behind their backs. He heads to federal prison at month’s end. Mark Hazelwood helped build Pilot Flying J into a billion-dollar national powerhouse with travel centers in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Along the way, he presided over a fraud plot that ripped off small trucking companies to the tune of more than $50 million and still wasn’t satisfied, federal prosecutors say. ‘That’s not me’ A federal judge sentenced Hazelwood, 59, to 12½ years in prison last month for his role in the plot, which spanned at least five years. The sentence followed a jury’s guilty verdict in February on charges of wire fraud, witness tampering and … [Read more...] about Pilot Flying J fraud fueled rise, fall for ex-President Mark Hazelwood