Entries by J.D. Booth

Retail Giant Walmart Keeps Finger in Online Space With Yet Another Purchase

Walmart, long known as the quintessential “brick and mortar” giant nationwide, has picked up another retailer known mainly for its online presence. The new acquisition, announced last week and first reported by CNET, is Moosejaw, a 10-store retailer based in Madison Heights, Mich. But the big attraction for Walmart, which paid $51 million for the […]

Home at Last

Across the nation, thousands of pork producers typically have, in their state or very near by, a facility they can transport their animals to for processing, an obviously key link in a chain that ends with customers selecting product from their grocery shelves or a restaurant patron ordering from the menu.

North American International Auto Show remains ‘key event’ for robust industry

It’s that season again. People across the United States, at least those who live in regions where there’s some “traditional” sense of weather distinction, experience four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. But when it comes to auto buyers—and more particularly the 16,680 franchised new car and truck dealers belonging to the National Automobile Dealers Association—we’re […]

Taking stock of infrastructure, one road, bridge, pipe and high-voltage line at a time

With less than two weeks before America’s 45th president takes office, those who listened to Donald J. Trump’s argument about the need for infrastructure renewal may find our series of articles on the issue even more interesting than when they were first published. The need for a more national, integrated approach to dealing with the […]

Bucking A Trend

This a multifaceted story, one that includes one of America’s iconic brands, an avid race car aficionado who earned his stripes for nearly 20 years before returning to the third generation family business, and saving that company from what might have been decay and failure had some of the lessons he learned not been put in place.

Partnership Established to Improve Lives of Families Living in Civilian Communities

Nearly a dozen government agencies, military-serving organizations, private sector corporations and foundations have come together to form the “Better Together” partnership, an initiative aiming to serve military families living in civilian communities where the need is the greatest. Representatives from founding partners signed a proclamation to launch the first of its kind public-private partnership designed to support more […]

Helping Monitor Ocean’s Health While Having Fun

While surfing is very much an “out of office” activity, that doesn’t mean the surfing community doesn’t have a serious side. That sense of purpose is underscored by the Surfrider Foundation, a 30 years strong group that continues to work hard on protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. A recent partnership involving Surfrider […]

Chem-Trend Finds Success in U.S., Abroad

Imagine for a moment, you’ve got what you think is a breakthrough idea. You have a technical background, so there’s some brainpower and basic skills at hand. But this is an idea that requires some experimentation and, as you begin to explain to your spouse (or perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and started tinkering), your […]

Pushing Pipe – Infrastructure across the U.S. is in ‘dire need’ of replenishment

Bring up the issue of infrastructure and one thing starts to become very clear not long after the discussion begins: the topic itself is complex, if not complicated. It encompasses opinions from a variety of interest groups, public policy experts and even academics, all offering a perspective on where society has landed and where it […]

Pokemon Go Player Raising Awareness and Money for Wounded Warrior Project

When it comes to promoting the Wounded Warrior Project, a Veterans Service Organization that was originally part of the United Spinal Association of New York, a number of initiatives continue to build awareness and raise funds for the charity. One of the more recent is that of Chadwick James, a gamer who has joined Pokemon Go’s Team […]

NuStep Event Raises Awareness Through Alzheimer Fundraiser

NuStep, Inc., a maker of recumbent cross trainer fitness equipment, continues to participate in The Longest Day—a day-long opportunity most recently held on June 20 to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. It’s been two years since the company launched NuStepping to End Alzheimer’s, a nationwide […]

Whirlpool Partnering with Food Tech Innovator

Whirlpool Corporation, a leading manufacturer of major home appliances, is partnering with Innit, a food innovator, to bring a new layer of food intelligence to its products. Starting with the Jenn-Air brand of ovens, Whirlpool plans to add the Innit platform to give customers access to a library of digitized recipes, which would be connected […]