Ford Motor Co. and contractor Devin Industrial Group have already begun construction on a $700-million, 500,000-sq-ft gas-electric hybrid Ford F-150 manufacturing plant at the company's 100-year-old Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich. The first trucks are expected to come off the line by late 2021.
Chicago has around 400,000 homes with lead service lines. Although the city has made EPA's safe drinking water standard, the homes tested mostly belong to employees and retirees from the water management department and the voluntary replacement program is not funded beyond 2021.
An Iowa landscaping contractor's former vice president inflated the value of its invoices to give the company a no-interest loan. It was caught when a geofoam supplier complained to the Iowa Department of Transportation that it hadn't been paid.