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by Jodi Summers Back in the days before airplanes and ubiquitous automobiles, people didn’t travel very far. Life on the farm kept them busy enough, and except for the occasional foray into town for supplies, or friend’s house for parlor games, you seldom went very far. It was an efficient and inexpensive lifestyle that allowed […]

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by Jodi Summers Since Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels filed for bankruptcy in early September, around 15,000 containers from the South Korean ocean carrier have trickled in through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, weeks behind schedule. Now empty containers are cluttering warehouse yards and parking lots across Southern California. Since Hanjin’s ships no […]

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by Jodi Summers In a recently released list of the top 18 distribution markets, five West Coast markets made the cut. Problem is, there isn’t the warehouse space in LA County to accommodate all of the suppliers who would like to be here. Top distribution markets are based on access to ports, rail, freeways and […]

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by Jodi Summers Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Program. The plan offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions. This has greatly benefited the air quality in […]

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compiled by Jodi Summers Have you ever noticed the green roof at Chicago’s Millennium Park? It’s got the largest green roof in the world. For the record multi-award winning 24.5-acre public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). “Created to […]

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by Jodi Summers Commercial real estate is being redefined. The world of 9-5 cubicles and being tethered to your desk is disappearing and square footage needs are shrinking. Offices have places of collaboration and one of many places to do your work…while retail has evolved into a showroom for stuff you can buy cheaper online…or […]