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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 City pledges $500M emergency fund for school, hospital storm repairs

November 20, 2012

Relief is on the way for schools and hospitals damaged by superstorm Sandy. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that $500 million will be set aside for repairs of three public hospitals and 23 school buildings damaged by the hurricane. Bloomberg also signed an emergency order waiving fees for applications and permits of Sandy-related repairs.

The plan would earmark $200 million to the city Department of Education and $300 million to the city Health and Hospital Corporation. Bloomberg says 23 school buildings and three public hospitals remain closed due to storm damage. "The total cost to replacing and repairing all the damage Sandy did to the city's infrastructure may run into the billions of dollars. We won't know the full cost for some time," Bloomberg said.



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