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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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Discovery of hidden asbestos complicates DFW terminal renovations

August 19, 2013

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The finding of more asbestos in Terminal B than expected, and the pending merger of US Airways and the airport’s largest tenant, American Airlines, is causing construction delays on a $2.3 billion Dallas/Fort Worth Airport terminal renovation. The airport staff issued an order recently to stop work on the ticketing area under construction in Terminal A because of a “lack of precision on proposed changes from American.”

Despite these setbacks, a completion of a portion of the project earlier this year illustrates the benefits to come. The first renovated portion of Terminal A, which features improved facilities for parking, ticketing, security and concessions, opened in March. The improvements include enhanced check-in and ticketing, and redesigned services for premium passengers, the first such installation anywhere for American. The seven-year project to redo the airport’s original four terminals involves all new electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. The upgrades are expected to make the terminals 30% more energy-efficient.



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