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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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Former Oakland Army base redevelopment plan moves forward

July 11, 2012

A plan to transform Oakland’s former US Army base into a warehousing and logistics center serving the nearby port passed a crucial hurdle when a city council committee recently voted in favor of the proposed project. After four years of negotiations and environmental studies, the city and developers, Prologis and Oakland-based California Capital & Investment Group, have reached agreement on nearly every point except a plan to ensure that the project provides “maximum benefits” to Oakland residents.

The Army base is by far the city's biggest pending project, and includes improving street access and rail capacity for the port, constructing a deep water terminal to handle goods too big for shipping containers, and relocating two major recyclers from West Oakland neighborhoods to the base.


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