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Mill Steel to establish facility at rail-served Indiana port in Jeffersonville, IN

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Mill Steel Co. announced plans to launch operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville on the Ohio River.

Mill Steel purchased a 105,000-square-foot facility at the port and immediately expects to add 120,000 square feet to the building. To be operational in June, the facility will house two state-of-the-art slitting lines in addition to a cut-to-length line, which will expand the company’s service capabilities, Mill Street officials said in a press release.

Served by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and the Louisville & Indiana Railroad Co., the port offers direct connections to multiple railroads. The three railroads also interchange with CN, Canadian Pacific, the Indiana Rail Road Co. and Paducah & Louisville Railway Inc.

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In addition, the port offers year-round barge shipping with access to the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes through the Ohio-Mississippi river system, Ports of Indiana officials said. The port is home to a ‘steel campus’ alliance of 13 businesses that work together to provide a range of metals-related synergies, they said.
 
“Mill Steel’s advanced manufacturing capabilities are a perfect fit for our multi-modal port environment,” said Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper.

The Ports of Indiana — which also governs ports in Burns Harbor and Mount Vernon — helps businesses boost their logistics skills through direct rail-to-barge capabilities that are strategically located at the nation’s crossroads, said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith.

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville

The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is the fastest growing port on the Inland Waterway System. This intermodal transportation gateway is located on the northern bank of the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Ind., directly across the river from Louisville, Ky. This location is within a one-day drive of more than two-thirds of the U.S. market and is adjacent to the “automotive and appliance alley.”

As you may know, we have written extensively about the “Big 4” Bridge in Jeffersonville and are very interested in the economic progress of the region.

 

 

Liberty FOR YOU: FAIRPROMISE

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Statue of Liberty replica in Nice, France

 

 

Definition of Liberty

The quality or state of being free:

a : the power to do as one pleases

b : freedom from physical restraint

c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control

d : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges

e : the power of choice

 

Synonyms of Liberty

Right, franchise, autonomy, priviledge, authorization, independence, suffrage, free speech

 

Well, there are all kinds of Liberty:

Let’s focus on a great place to find Liberty: Fairpromise

WHAT IS FAIRPROMISE?

Fairpromise is the next generation social network based on the people’s social commitment, aiming to become a top 3 social network and a complement for Facebook and Twitter. Fairpromise is an action engine which transforms promises (ideas, dreams, concepts) into actions. Fairpromise reduces the gap between people’s expectancies and reality and offers them a platform for accomplishments and achievements of realistic goals providing innovative project and risk management tools made extremely simple to improve their daily activities (users from 5 to 100 years old targeted differently according to their age, location).

Fairpromise is a free site promoting in a playful way justice, responsibility, fair play and educational values. Fairpromise is a personal, professional, political and social barometer.

Watch a video about Fairpromise

With a potential to reach 1 million users in 60 to 70 cycles and a viral behavior based on a highly emotional message, Fairpromise can become source for many web services and online and offline rich media format applications and games.

Introducing ethics in business, personal and political life Fairpromise encourages real life events and online activities and establishes the first (expected) bridge between reality and the virtual world.

Fairpromise measures the impact of a promise or a challenge (same thing, different approach) on a selected audience, through the universal concept of the promise and challenge. Fairpromise uses the credit for monetization and interaction between users and to keep it funny.

The promise/challenge is presented in a written, audio or video format, making it attractive to an evolving media and suitable for sharing and integration on any platform (Facebook, YouTube, etc.).

Fairpromise offers a unique opportunity to transform credit in money through the CreditradeTM, a tool which allows users to buy credit (coins) from each other using the Fairpromise platform.

Ordinary people come to Fairpromise for fun or for money, for custom education programs for their children or students or to reach achievable goals in their daily tasks.

Public people and VIPs come on Fairpromise to increase their visibility making promises and challenging each other and measure their popularity.

Business people come to create and manage actions (projects, contracts, events, etc) and to negotiate win-win situations, create challenges to increase personal or company’s image, create contests to increase sales or to post projects to increase productivity with the innovative management system that allows anyone to deploy very complex projects in a simple way using the web platform or the mobile phone.

Companies are interested to present new product features, events (offers, deals, sales, etc.). Fairpromise lets users to manage groups. Supplementary features for group’s dynamic allow users to syndicate and to implement different strategies using the group’s power.

Fairpromise is multilingual allowing an international exposure and interaction. Fairpromise economical model is based on several independent, verified templates:

 

1. User addiction: promise more, earn more credits: FP assesses the credit transaction between users;

2. Ticket system: Online and/or offline help to model contracts, projects or other promises.

3. Fun (Strategy layer for advanced users): Allows users to create strategies, define groups etc.

4. Incentives and Gifts: Diplomas, Mugs, T-shirts or stuffed animals, toys (choice offered for rewards at the end of a promise, targeting 15-25 years) standard/customized models available;

5. Advertising: Advertising solutions on several supports (web, mobile technology) based on PPC, MPC, PPA, and pay per plan, (advertising objects & pay per click).

 

 

 

Royal American Shows: World’s Largest Midway

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This aerial photo is quiet interesting. Across from the Ringling Circus is the Royal American show…. once one of the largest carnivals in the US.   Date of this picture Sept 15, 1952.  Joplin, Mo.

The Royal American Shows came to an end in 1997 with Norton Auctioneers conducting an auction at the Winter quarters in 1999.

It ran with a train. See some great pictures. from the 1970’s

TRUTH FOR YOU: FAIRPROMISE

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Definition of Truth

The real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true

 

synonyms of truth

accuracy, authencity, certainity, correctness, whole story

 

Well, there are all kinds of Truth:

Let’s focus on a great place to find Freedom: Fairpromise

WHAT IS FAIRPROMISE?

Fairpromise is the next generation social network based on the people’s social commitment, aiming to become a top 3 social network and a complement for Facebook and Twitter. Fairpromise is an action engine which transforms promises (ideas, dreams, concepts) into actions. Fairpromise reduces the gap between people’s expectancies and reality and offers them a platform for accomplishments and achievements of realistic goals providing innovative project and risk management tools made extremely simple to improve their daily activities (users from 5 to 100 years old targeted differently according to their age, location).

Fairpromise is a free site promoting in a playful way justice, responsibility, fair play and educational values. Fairpromise is a personal, professional, political and social barometer.

Watch a video about Fairpromise

 

New York Central Railroad Business Cars

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I don’t know what the assignments were after PC merger, but here is what I had as of 1/68:

Car 1 A.E. Perlman

Car 3 A.V.P. Transportation – and I believe that was Flannery in the last year or so prior to merger

Car 4 Northern District

Car 5 Western District

Car 6 Southern District

Car 7 A.V.P. Engineering – I believe that would have been Chuck Popma

Car 9 A.V.P. Equipment – Jim Heron

Car 10 Eastern District

Car 11 V.P. Freight Sales – J.G. Patten

Car 20 V.P. Operations – J.C. Kenefick

What is Amazon Supply Doing?

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It must be that time of year. Ever since Amazon began its foray into B2B products, business writers feel obligated to explain every so often how Amazon Supply (AS) will steamroll its new competitors. The latest, by Clare O’Connor on the Forbes site (see it HERE), doesn’t break much new ground.

Let’s see, what has Amazon Supply been up to? Well, according to the article they’ve added:

 

  • Lots of products and categories, with their item count now exceeding 2 million 
  • Some functionality to the AS website

With help from Penney Vanderbilt