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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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New York’s massive Penn Station expansion, renovation about to kick off

June 27, 2012

After 20 years of starts and stops, a massive expansion of New York’s Penn Station is set to begin. The $270 million first phase will expand a concourse and add entryways on the western end of the station. Work is scheduled to be finished in 2016. The expanded concourse will relieve pedestrian congestion by adding escalators and elevators as well as additional street-level entrances. The second phase of the project, to cost $500 million, is planned to turn the basement of the station’s post office into Amtrak’s new terminal. Most of the rest of the building will be turned into a massive concourse with a six-story-high atrium. (

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