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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Steel firm beaming out of sports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

One of the biggest steel fabricators in sports will no longer pursue arena and stadium jobs, in part because of the millions in cost overruns tied to the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Officials with Canam Group, a publicly traded company in Quebec with 22 plants across North America, mad...

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SportsBusiness Daily: IAVM Names Brad Mayne President & CEO

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07/06/16
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06/27/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Hershkowitz shifts ‘green’ focus to Europe

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06/24/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Green Sports' Hershkowitz Resigns As President

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