August 15, 2021
Having Permitting Problems?

One of our customers found a company in the last month that solves a problem you will encounter sooner or later.

That problem is how to get through your local permitting regulators.

The solution seems to be "Faster Permits" (

I am probably losing revenue for our company (I should sign Faster Permits as an advertiser, not give away the information here) but I think this is such a great and unique service that we all need at one time or another.

Do me a favor--if you call them up, tell them I sent you.

And if you have any feedback on using them, I would love to hear it.

What is your opinion? Drop me a line at I would like to hear from you.

Young Engineering Manager of the Year, call for nominations

We are looking for an individual who has done an extraordinary project, one that almost defies belief. Its extraordinary features can be schedule, technology, cost or all three. There is an age limit on the manager eligible for this award: they must be under 35 years old when they completed the project.
We have often gotten nominees that go something like this, "I nominate Joe because he has done a great job of running our engineering department for the last fifteen years." Quite frankly, we are not interested in such nominees.
However, if you know someone who has led a very exceptional project in the recent past (the last two or three years) and meets our age requirement, we want to know about it. We want to honor them and hold them up as an example for Engineering Managers in every pulp and paper mill around the world.
Just send your nomination, with as much details as you can provide, to We will seriously consider it.
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