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  • Facility specialist recognized as December employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 2, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has named Facility Specialist Mike Bostic its employee of the month for December 2023 for his diligent efforts to maintain equipment and facilities at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • USACE Louisville District seeks proposals for relocation of headquarters in downtown Louisville

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is seeking lease proposals for office space as part of their plan to move the district headquarters further into the heart of the Central Business District in downtown Louisville, Kentucky
  • USACE announces plan for Brookville Lake operations during 2024 solar eclipse

    Vehicle access to the Tailwater Recreation Area and Vista Road will be restricted to all but official law enforcement, emergency response, fire department and US Army Corps of Engineers vehicles from Friday, April 5 through and including Monday, April 8, 2024, due to the solar eclipse.
  • Infrastructure Innovation: New Poe Lock arrestor arm is the largest U.S. civil works component produced by 3D printer

    As America’s civil works infrastructure ages, managers need innovative solutions to replace parts that have been in service for nearly a century. Often, these original components were fabricated using vintage material and manufacturing methods, making them costly, burdensome and time-consuming to replace. Responding to this need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing cutting-edge 3D printing techniques to manufacture these parts faster and at a lower cost while maintaining, and even improving, their properties. In early March, the USACE Detroit District installed the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer – a 12-foot-long metal part for the ship arrestor system on the Poe Lock, one of the two active locks on the Soo Locks facility. Building on years of research performed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the part was manufactured in 12 weeks, compared to a projected 18-month lead time for conventional manufacturing. The part was installed, tested and commissioned during the Soo Locks’ winter maintenance cycle. The rapid repair ensured normal operations at Poe Lock, a major transit point for domestic iron ore.
  • A little sticker goes a long way: USACE district recognizes communication impacts

    A sticker may not seem like the most significant thing to give somebody, but at the Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers it’s a sign of major impact. The end of March marked six-months of the district’s Clear Communicator Badge initiative, recognizing great people helping tell the USACE story with a simple, yet coveted sticker.
  • USACE Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study Team to Host Virtual Public Meetings

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with the eight Great Lakes states, will host several virtual public meetings to provide updates on the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) and to hear the public’s feedback on a shared vision for the study.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Officials mark end of Calumet Region Independence Hill Conservancy District Lateral Pipelining Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District (USACE Chicago) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 26th, 2024, for the Calumet Region Independence Hill Conservancy District (IHCD) lateral pipelining project in Merrillville, IN.
  • Nashville District welcomes new deputy district engineer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed Craig Carrington as the new deputy district engineer March 26 during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony at the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • President’s 2025 Budget Request: $122 million for Pittsburgh District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District reports that the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget request includes more than $122 million in federal funding for the district's civil works program.
  • Soo Locks Hydro Plant Tailrace Closing to Vessel Traffic

    Ongoing New Lock at the Soo construction activities are occurring in the St. Marys Falls Canal hydroelectric power plant tailrace. Beginning April 1, 2024, this area will close to all vessel traffic except at the specific direction of the Chief Lockmaster. Scheduled New Lock at the Soo construction activities are anticipated to allow exceptions to this closure beginning most Saturdays at 6 p.m. through the following Monday at 6 a.m., and infrequently on other days.
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