United Way torch to be lit permanently

United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s torch sculpture, standing at the intersection of Woodward and Jefferson, will remain lit permanently as part of an energy-saving project. Originally powered by natural gas and lit for ceremonial purposes only, the abstract sculpture has now been converted to a 400-watt LED electrically lit wire and its base has been … Continued

The Motor City Stages A Rail Streetcar System Comeback

After seven years of planning, construction on the M-1 RAIL project in Detroit, Mich., kicked off in July 2014. A modern streetcar line, the M-1 RAIL was designed to circulate 3.3 miles (6.6 miles total) along Woodward Avenue, Detroit’s main thoroughfare. This public transportation project is unprecedented in many ways, from its strategic partnerships, its workforce composition and vendor recruitment, to its technological capabilities. The M-1 … Continued

Detroit Re-lights Neighborhoods at Blazing Pace

The lights are coming back on in the city’s neighborhoods. Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority is about six months ahead of its ambitious timetable to relight all neighborhoods by the end of the year. Officials say the installation of nearly 40,000 LED streetlights will be complete by the end of July. “It’s already changed things. The … Continued

Motor City Electric Co. Upgrades ERP

Motor City Electric Co, Detroit, Mich., acknowledges construction companies need the latest technology and solutions to measure actionable data in realtime. Computer Guidance Corp., www.computerguidance.com, Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software solutions for construction, which now falls under the JDM Technology Group, the new branding of the Explorer Software Group of … Continued

More companies take a shine to LED lighting’s benefits

CEO Joseph Dobosz says that interest in LED lamps and lighting has generated 30 percent to 40 percent in sales growth at Lexicon Lighting Technologies. More companies each day, it seems, are jumping on the bandwagon of LED lights. And why not? The ROI appears very high, especially with state, federal and utility company financial … Continued

Motor City Electric Co. Selects Hosted eCMS

Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today announced that Motor City Electric Co. has signed a multi-year contract for the Hosted eCMS solution to secure a long-term IT business continuity plan. Motor City Electric Co. has been a Computer Guidance customer for … Continued