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Port Of Long Beach Amasses $102 Million For Clean Supply Chain Efforts

The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily approved a $50 million grant, funded by cap-and-trade dollars, for the Port of Long Beach to test near zero and zero-emissions equipment. Private and public sources have provided matching funds of $52 million, bringing total funding to $102 million. Technology to be tested includes a tugboat, trucks, vehicle charging outlets, terminal equipment and other tech aimed at reducing air emissions. The port’s goal is to demonstrate a supply chain model that operates on zero or near zero-emissions. As part of the project, port staff plan to work with Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Unified School District on workforce programs and education. The port aims to start the 12-month demonstration project in 2020, according to Lee Peterson, media relations manager.

Epson Opens New Technology Center In Carson

Last week, Long Beach-based Epson America Inc. opened the Epson Technology Center in Carson. The center showcases Epson printing products, including specialty technology such as direct-to garment printing solutions, providing a hands-on experience for customers and dealers, according to the company. Epson also announced it would work with dealers to launch Epson Certified Solution Centers for customers to meet with product experts and run printing tests in key metropolitan areas later this year. Click here to schedule an appointment at the center.

City To Invest In Southeast Resource Recovery Facility

The City of Long Beach and Covanta announced an amended agreement for the operation and maintenance of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF), a municipal facility that converts solid waste into clean, renewable energy. The Long Beach City Council approved capital investments by the city and Covanta, a company that specializes is converting waste into energy, that would enable the facility to process higher-value waste. “We look forward to working with Covanta on the SERRF in order to continue the city’s ability to prevent landfilling, generate energy, and help our city comply with State mandated waste diversion efforts,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated.

Tenet Healthcare Announces New SoCal Chief Financial Officer

Tenet Healthcare recently appointed Eric Delgado as chief financial officer of its Southern California market. Delgado is responsible for managing seven Tenet Healthcare hospitals located in the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin and the Los Angeles and Orange County area, including Lakewood Regional Medical Center (LRMC). Delgado brings more than 28 years of experience in hospital financial operations. He previously served as chief financial officer for LRMC. Delgado was also the regional director of finance for 11 acute care hospitals. He is certified public accountant.

Port of Los Angeles Debuts More User-Friendly, Accessible Website

The Port of Los Angeles introduced a newly designed website to provide visitors with a more interactive and mobile-friendly experience. A home page “quick tool” provides easy access to the most highly-searched topics. The new website is also more accessible for users with disabilities, such as impaired vision. To design and launch the site, the port partnered with technology and marketing company Status Not Quo, and incorporated input from regular port website users.

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