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Rose Paving Co. to raise funds for ASPCA at 50th annual SPECS event

BY Staff Writer

Bridgeview, Ill. — Rose Paving Company is set to support the efforts of the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) through a multi-event fundraising campaign in 2014. Rose Paving will host a fundraising activity at industry trade shows and expos across the country, giving registered attendees the opportunity to help support the ASPCA’s mission to prevent cruelty towards animals.

Fundraising will continue throughout the year at events across multiple states including Chain Store Age’s SPECS conference, in Grapevine, Texas. SPECS conference attendees are encouraged to visit Rose Paving’s booth number 1033 during exhibit hours and autograph a banner in support of the ASPCA. For each signature received, Rose Paving will donate $5 to the ASPCA.

“We are excited to serve as an ASPCA Business Ambassador and help raise awareness and funds to support its mission, which is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States,” said Chris Tanner, Rose Paving senior VP and partner. “After a very successful fundraising campaign in 2013 for St. Jude , we are thrilled to continue our efforts in 2014 for another worthy cause.”

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.

For information and ongoing updates about this campaign, follow us on Twitter @RosePavingCo or like Rose Paving Company on Facebook. For information about the ASPCA, visit aspca.org.

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Report: HVAC vendor confirms possible link to Target breach

BY Dan Berthiaume

Minneapolis — Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., a heating and refrigeration vendor based in Sharpsburg, Pa., has reportedly confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack that may have allowed hackers to gain access to financial and personal data of millions of Target customers. According to the Associated Press, the Secret Service confirmed it is investigating Fazio, which released a public statement acknowledging the investigation.

The investigation centers on a hack of a data connection Fazio dedicates to electronic billing, contract submission and project management for Target. The company said it does not remotely monitor actual heating/refrigeration activities and that it does not use the compromised connection for any other clients.

"Like Target, we are a victim of a sophisticated cyber attack operation," Fazio president and owner Ross Fazio said in a statement. "We are fully cooperating with the Secret Service and Target to identify the possible cause of the breach and to help create proactive initiatives that will further enhance the security of client/vendor connections making them less vulnerable to future breaches."

Target declined to comment in the article.

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SunEdison completes 306 kW solar system for Whole Foods in Brooklyn

BY Marianne Wilson

Belmont, Calif. — SunEdison, a solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced the completion of a 306 kW DC (direct current) solar system for Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, N.Y.

SunEdison designed the system using an innovative parking canopy structure that collects rainwater while protecting customers from the elements. The two companies have worked together since 2004 and have jointly deployed 1.5 MW (megawatts) of solar projects.

Whole Foods Brooklyn is designed to be 0% more energy efficient than the average grocery store with more than 25% of site power needs being met by solar energy. The rainwater collected by the parking canopy is fed into a 30,000-gallon underground cistern where it is filtered and used for non-potable purposes throughout the store.

"Environmental stewardship is an essential part of our core values and we spend a tremendous amount of our time thinking about how we can improve our efforts," said J’aime Mitchell, green mission specialist for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. "Working with a partner like SunEdison has been a tremendous benefit for us as they’re continuously willing to create innovative designs that help us achieve our renewable energy goals."

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