Fontana Branch Bids Goodbye to Exploding Manholes

Jodi Beuder Precast

Exploding manholes may not sound like a regular occurrence, but they happen more often than many people may realize, posing a huge safety threat and triggering power outages. In the first half of 2018 alone, multiple explosions took place in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and California. Prior to that two separate incidents in 2015 left 35,000 Long Beach, California residents without power for several hours, prompting Southern California Edison (SCE) to launch a retrofit project, which began this year. The Fontana Branch of Jensen Precast was quick to join the effort. The electricity company revised its standards …

Apttus and Siemens Partner to Deliver Comprehensive CPQ and Teamcenter PLM Solutions to Enterprise-scale Customers

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Apttus SAN MATEO, CA – July 12, 2018 – Apttus, the global Middle Office leader, today announced it will integrate PLM technology from Siemens within its Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solution. The integrated solution will provide customers with unique, end-to-end CPQ solution capabilities that better serve the full breadth of complex use cases, across the spectrum of Configure-to-Order, to custom, Engineer-to-Order. By leveraging Siemens’ capabilities, such as PLM, 3D Visualization, Product Configuration and design automation, Apttus CPQ is poised to address the most challenging manufacturing industry requirements. Benefits of the solution include reduced quote and order engineering lead …