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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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September 19, 2012

Plans to tear down and relocate a wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center in order to make room for Farmers Field, a $1.2-billion football stadium proposed nearby by developer Anschutz Entertainment Group, are well underway. The project could cost between $287 million and $358 million, up from last year's estimate of $275 million.

The higher price tag is due in part to a decision to seek additional design elements for the convention center, including a new ballroom that would be the largest in L.A. Consulting firms portrayed the new ballroom as "vitally important" to attract large convention business.



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