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Jelani Rucker serves as VP of Marketing and Business Development for the Zekelman Industries, managing marketing, new business and strategic relationships across the entire Zekelman Industries product portfolio. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in business operations, management, sales and marketing, he has held senior positions at Lucent Technologies, BCI Communications and TESSCO Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master’s degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Military Construction for Fiscal Year 2014:

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The Department of Defense's proposed request for Military Construction (MilCon) in the FY 2014 budget was approximately $11 billion. This allocation was a decrease from the enacted FY 2013 budget of approximately $11.2 billion and the enacted 2012 budget of approximately $13.6 billion.

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Shale Gas Development: Risk or Reward?

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The discovery of natural gas in shale reserves has transformed the global energy sector into a booming business. While the United States is a current leader in shale exploration, many other regions are beginning to develop their own natural gas due to the huge economic potential, including a localized source of energy and job growth. This energy transformation has sparked much debate regarding the safety of the drilling, extraction and production of natural gas and oil.

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Zekelman Industries Recognizes the Gift of Giving During the Holidays

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The holiday seasons, more than any other time, our hearts go out to others who are less fortunate than we are. This year Zekelman Industries and its subsidiaries are finding ways to give back. Our Zekelman Industries Headquarters has partnered with Beacon Therapeutic, to provide holiday gifts to Chicago-area children in need. JMC and Beacon have a long-standing relationship and we are excited to work with them again this holiday season through our "Angel Tree" program. We've set a goal of providing gifts for over 70 children this year.

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Recap: The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures

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Over 40 people tuned in yesterday to attend The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures webinar, held by Solar Power World and sponsored by Wheatland Tube. OYA Solar, a premiere developer of Solar PV systems in Ontario, led the webinar discussing the recent developments from Phase 1 of its solar roofing project with Atlas Tube.

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The Benefits of Steel Tube in Solar Racking Structures [Webinar]

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OYA Solar Inc. (OYA), a premiere developer of Solar PV systems, recently completed the first phase of its largest solar project with Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group. On Wednesday, November 13, OYA and Solar Power World will host a webinar to provide a cost benefit analysis of using steel tube for rooftop racking structures and offer a comprehensive comparative analysis versus traditional rooftop options.

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