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February 28, 2022

ConProTec Inc. and Pixel Bridge Launch New Website

ConProTec Inc., the leading distributor of two-component adhesive dispensing systems in North America, recently launched a new website as part of its continuous improvement efforts. ConProTec partnered with Pixel Bridge Inc, a Boston-based Internet consulting firm, to design and develop the site.

Salem, NH (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- ConProTec Inc., the leading distributor of two-component adhesive dispensing systems in North America, recently launched a new website as part of its continuous improvement efforts. ConProTec partnered with Pixel Bridge Inc, a Boston-based Internet consulting firm, to design and develop the site.

“Our new website helps us with three key business initiatives,” says David Kirsch, Sales & Marketing Manager at ConProTec. “First, it helps us to clearly differentiate our company and products from the competition. Second, it is an effective lead generation tool. Last, the new website automates labor-intensive activities such as literature fulfillment and keeps our employees focused on more valuable tasks.”

The overhauled ConProTec.com features a graphically rich presentation of the company’s products, a user-friendly “free samples” shopping cart, a part locator functionality, a full library of literature, and a detailed history of the company and its leadership.

"ConProTec is the global leader in adhesive dispensing systems and the company’s new website reflects that position," says Tim Bourgeois, CEO of Pixel Bridge. "We're very pleased with the quality of the new website and look forward to working with ConProTec to help them use the Internet throughout the organization for competitive advantage.”

About Pixel Bridge Inc.
Pixel Bridge Inc is a specialty provider of Internet-centric business solutions. The firm helps clients use the Web to improve marketing, sales, and operations by leveraging a service delivery model that combines strategy, technology, and creative expertise. Headquartered in Boston, Pixel Bridge provides solutions to small and mid-sized organizations such as Mac-Gray Corporation, Ecko Unlimited, and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, as well as business units of Fortune 1000 companies, including Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and ITW (NYSE: ITW). For more information contact Pixel Bridge at 617-542-5587 or visit www.pixelbridge.com

About ConProTec Inc.
ConProTec Inc. is an engineering-based company focused on developing innovative products to aid in the mixing and dispensing of two-component adhesives. ConProTec manufactures the complete line of MIXPAC hand-held cartridge dispensing systems and STATOMIX static mixers, which includes plastic disposable mixers, stainless steel and plastic/steel in-line mixers and luer lock fittings with needles for special applications. For more information call 603-893-2727 or visit www.conprotec.com

Contacts:
Pixel Bridge
Andrea Deck
Tel: 617- 542-5587

ConProTec Inc.
Jeannie Bellizzi
Gray & Rice Public Relations
617-367-0100 x100

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Entrepreneur "Devours" Kristin Zhivago's Business Growth Book, "Rivers of Revenue"

"I devoured your book like a Thanksgiving dinner," wrote David Jackson, a remodeler in Kentucky, in an email to Kristin Zhivago, the author of "Rivers of Revenue." David said he was "really tired of the magic wands, deception, outright lies, misdirection, analysis, statistics, blanket sales pitches, and self-supporting circular rhetoric" that he normally finds. He had been looking for a "marketing and sales strategy that works." He found it, in the pages of "Rivers of Revenue."

Jamestown, RI (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- After reading Kristin Zhivago’s book, "Rivers of Revenue," David Jackson sent the author an email, comparing the business growth book to a culinary experience.

“I devoured your book like a Thanksgiving dinner,” he wrote. “Swelled and content from the meal of information, I slept easily. Already today I have returned to it, snacking on paragraphs, phrases, and examples. I will continue to do so for quite some time."

David Jackson is president of David Jackson Remodeling, a full-service remodeling company in south central Kentucky. David Jackson bought "Rivers of Revenue" because he was looking for something “outside the circus of marketing:," which he describes as "magic wands, deception, outright lies, misdirection, analysis, statistics, blanket sales pitches, and self-supporting circular rhetoric.” He found what he wanted in Kristin Zhivago's breakthrough book. He says “Rivers of Revenue” has given him “336 pages of intelligent, usable, realistic, pertinent information.”

“David’s situation is typical of many business owners now,” says Kristin Zhivago. “They are upright, professional people who are good at what they do. They don’t want to resort to manipulation or cheap selling tricks to get new customers, nor do they want to spend all their time cold-calling or learning about marketing.”

As David says, “I do not want to be burdened with continuously learning new marketing ‘techniques.’ I want to find the one that works and then I will work the heck out of it.”

“I wrote ‘Rivers of Revenue’ to help entrepreneurs like David,” Zhivago says. “In the course of helping hundreds of business owners and corporate leaders increase their sales, I have developed, tested, and perfected a method that works, regardless of the product or service being sold or the size of the company.

"I can make this promise," Zhivago says, "because the method depends on the true source of all marketing knowledge: the very people you’re selling to. They know what they want, and how they want to be sold to. This book explains how to unlock that information and put it to use, reverse-engineering their buying process so you can manufacture sales in quantity.”

The book's author, revenue coach Kristin Zhivago, is known as an expert on customer behavior. For 35 years, Zhivago has been helping company owners increase their revenues in the world's toughest, fastest-moving markets. As a monthly columnist and contributor to business publications since 1985, she has authored hundreds of articles and is a worldwide speaker on the subject of successful and ethical revenue generation. She is also the editor of the Revenue Journal, a webletter for company owners and leaders (http://www.revenuejournal.com).

David Jackson has over 25 years of remodeling experience. (Those looking for an experienced remodeler in Kentucky can reach him at 270-487-9807)

With an average five-star review rating on Amazon.com, Rivers of Revenue is published by Smokin’ Donut Books and is currently available at http://www.RiversOfRevenueBook.com and Amazon.com. The hardcover book retails for $24.95 and is 336 pages. ISBN #0974917915. For more information or to schedule an interview with Kristin Zhivago, contact Smokin’ Donut Books at 877-474-8738

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Green Seal to Certify Cleaning Services

Green Seal certification will enable cleaning companies to validate and market their green procedures and protocols based on meaningful criteria, and capitalize on the growing demand for green products and services.

Washington DC (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Cleaning companies committed to a green cleaning program will soon be able to apply to become Green Seal certified, according to Arthur Weissman, President and CEO of Washington DC-based Green Seal.

"It will be a Green Seal Standard for cleaning services as opposed to products," said Weissman. "It was driven largely by requests from the BSC and residential cleaning industry seeking guidance and validation for their green cleaning programs."

Upon completion of the standard, estimated to be within 6-9 months of obtaining the necessary funding, cleaning services, both commercial and residential, which apply for certification and meet the standard will be able to get "Green Seal Certified".

"This certification will enable these cleaning companies to validate and market their green procedures and protocols based on meaningful criteria, and capitalize on the growing demand for green products and services," said Weissman.

The benefits don't stop there. According to Weissman: "An environmental standard for cleaning services will have a number of other beneficial outcomes." For example, it will:

Provide a benchmark for service providers to use to green their offering;

Provide criteria for institutional purchasers to use in specifications;

Provide the basis for a certification program for purchasers, both institutional and residential;

Complete the suite of Green Seal environmental standards in the janitorial/custodial area;

Drive the market to greener cleaning services, including the chemicals, products, and equipment used.

Green Seal is seeking five sponsors to provide the funding necessary for developing and finalizing the standard's environmental criteria. Initial sponsors will contribute $10,000 each toward development of the standard.

"In appropriate places in Green Seal's marketing and communications materials and vehicles, sponsors will be identified as having contributed to the development of this standard. In addition, all sponsors will be designated as lifetime members of the Green Seal Environmental Partners Program. Sponsors will also be able to reference their contributions in their marketing materials as well as in corporate environmental or annual reports. Lastly, funding in support of this standard can be considered a tax-deductible contribution," said Weissman. Like all other stakeholders in Green Seal's open process of standard development, sponsors will have the opportunity to provide input on the standard.

Initial sponsors will be sought from among a variety of sectors of the cleaning industry, but, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, cleaning service companies, which could be certified under the standard, will not be able to sponsor the standard.

"We expect the fund-raising will be completed within a month or two since there is strong interest from the industry," said Allen Rathey, president of InstructionLink/JanTrain, Inc., the company Green Seal has chosen to assist with fundraising and initial marketing of the standard. "Green Seal has the expertise and a process in place to accomplish this program cost-effectively."

Companies desiring to sponsor the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Green Cleaning Services should contact Allen Rathey at 208-938-3137

For technical questions specific to standard development, contact:

Arthur B. Weissman, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Green Seal, Inc.
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 827
Washington, D.C., 20036 USA
tel. +1 202-872-6400
fax +1 202-872-4324

Green Seal
Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion. Green Seal has no financial interest in the products or services that it certifies or recommends nor in any manufacturer or company. Green Seal's evaluations are based on state-of-the-art science and information using internationally recognized methods and procedures. Thus, Green Seal provides credible, objective, and unbiased information whose only purpose is to direct the purchaser to environmentally responsible products and services.

Green Seal provides the current "gold standard" for green cleaning product certification. The GS-37 standard (institutional cleaners), for example, has been recommended by the federal government for adoption by all federal agencies. Many states and municipalities have also adopted Green Seal product standards.

www.greenseal.org

Allen P. Rathey
President
InstructionLink/JanTrain, Inc.
13998 West Hartford Dr.
Boise, ID 83713
Voice 1 (208) 938-3137
Fax 1 (208) 938-3138
Mobile 1 (208) 724-1508

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Construction Experts Lead Management Symposium at Georgia Tech

During “The Business of Successful Contracting” conference, Atlanta, April 5-6, 2005, experts from Greenway Consulting, AGC, FMI and leading construction companies will share stories from the trenches. Mid-level managers, senior PMs and executives of growing companies are invited to attend the workshop to explore current management challenges facing the industry.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- On April 5-6, 2005, Hoyt Lowder, Vice-President of FMI Corp., will be one of several high-profile speakers kicking off Georgia Tech’s second annual Senior Executive Business Education Series for Contractors : “The Business of Successful Contracting.” held in Atlanta .Lowder will join a panel including AGC’s Chief Economist, Ken Simonson and Jim Cramer, Chairman/CEO of Greenway Consulting to discuss the issues and challenges facing an industry that has begun to re-configure itself in response to technological change and demands for rapid delivery and better value.

During the two-day program for general and trade contractors, experts from Ernst & Young, The Beck Group, Kraft Construction Company, Holder Construction, and Wachovia Insurance Services will share stories from the trenches with mid-level managers, senior project managers and executives of growing companies. They will discuss best practices in the areas of project management, finance management, human resources, marketing and business development, information technology, and risk management.

For more information visit our website at: www.coa.gatech.edu/bc/sebe or contact Ife Jinadu at 404-385-3541

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century.

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Advanced Features Released In OnSite CRM 2.4 For Homebuilders

O2 Interactive raises the bar in homebuilder customer management systems with their release of version 2.4 of OnSite CRM. OnSite CRM provides a full life-cycle of customer management with new workflow management, document approval, and interactive home product placement integrated in a single application.

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- OnSite CRM provides homebuilders an integrated tool to manage the sales and service process of the homebuyer. OnSite CRM has advance capabilities including automatically accepting builder web-based leads, integrated e-mail and fax, interactive site plan maps and option selection, and extensive service request and work order management. Version 2.4 has introduced new ways to manage interactions with buyers and third-party vendors.

OnSite CRM’s workflow manager allows the homebuilder to define unique business rules that can range from automatically defining follow-up reminders in it’s integrated calendar when a new service request is entered to sending a message to third-party partners when a buyer’s flooring appointment has changed.

OnSite CRM’s document approval system provides homebuilders the ability to send any generate report or contract to another user for approval and suggested changes. Easy monitoring and alerts provide both the sender and receiver of the document a central method for maintaining the document approval cycle.

OnSite CRM’s interactive product placement gives the options sales staff and homebuyer the ability to drag products (e.g. light fixtures, plugs, network access points) within the buyer’s floor plan and maintain buyer notes. This enables the sales staff, buyer, and contractor to work off the same electrical plan reducing errors and increases customer satisfaction.

About O2 Interactive
O2 Interactive is a leading provider of customer management solutions for the home building industry. The 10 year old company helps home builders and design centers manage their customers more efficiently through on-line software solutions. O2 Interactive is recognized for creating easy-to-use software application for their clients. For more information, visit www.o2interactive.com

Contact:
Shelly Stinchcomb
o2 interactive
Voice: (858) 335-5006
FAX: (858) 712-8963
www.o2interactive.com

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February 27, 2022

AGC/ASPE Announce April Estimating Academy

St Louis - April 8 & 9 , academy for construction estimating professionals.

(PRWEB) February 27, 2022 -- St. Louis will be the site of the first ever Estimating Academy co-hosted by the Education Committee of the Associated General Contractors, and the Education Board of the American Society of Professional Estimators.

ASPE an educational fraternal non for profit organization is the largest trade association for construction estimating professionals in the USA, while the AGC is the largest construction trade association in the United States.

On April 8th for a full day and a half day on the 9th, the two construction associations will offer 6 important training sessions for estimators of all trades and skills. Meals and break refreshments are included.

All construction estimating professionals are welcome.

Courses/Instructors:

1) Chief Estimator Skill Sets

- Doyle Phillips CPE & Chairman ASPE Education Board
- Robert George CPE & President ASPE 2004-05

2) Negotiating Skills for Estimators
- Dan Davenport CPE

3) Ensuring Estimating Accuracy
- Dexter Murphy CPE & ASPE Education Board

4) Technology Tools for the Estimator
- Kevin Miller PhD & ASPE Education Board

5) Using the Estimate as a Project Management Tool
- Frank Young CPE & ASPE Education Board

6) Scheduling for Estimators
- Ron Covarrubias, E & ASPE Education Board

Registration fee is $395 for ASPE and AGC members and $495 for non members.

A very special rate at the St Louis Airport Marriott has been arranged for this event.

[http://marriott.com/property/propertypage.mi?marshaCode=STLAP]

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED- reserve today.
For information send an email to: [email protected] ASPEnational.org

Information is available at www.aspenational.org

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Turning Real Estate Notes into Cash

Do you or your clients need quick cash? Do you or they own notes or structured settlements? Learn how to turn them all into quick cash. By Russ Dalbey, CEO and founder of Winning in the Cash Flow Business.

(PRWEB) February 27, 2022 -- There is a wide variety of privately held (and usually privately originated) debt and other cash flow instruments that are actively bought and sold. Operating somewhat like secondary markets in the banking and institutional lending arenas, the private cash flow market provides cash flow asset holders several huge advantages not often obtainable through traditional funding pipelines - including flexibility, availability, and softer underwriting requirements.

For professional advisors representing holders of these cash flow instruments, awareness of these advantages, and a basic grasp of the possibilities, provides the opportunity to fulfill the most important service they have to offer their clients - solutions.

Seller-financed transactions have existed for decades - and potential buyers for these seller-originated cash flow debt instruments have existed right alongside. Essentially taking root in the private real estate note arena some 60 years ago, the private cash flow industry has gradually grown to encompass a wide spectrum of diversified debt instruments throughout the past few decades - as more and more participants continue to explore, and underwrite, potentially profitable financial niches.

Alternative Cash Flows

Driven by small, independent cash flow professionals at the local level, the brokerage side of the industry has fueled the growth of investors purchasing alternative cash flows. As networking in the secondary market has grown and become somewhat more structured, a developing investor’s interest in purchasing non-debt related forms of cash flow instruments has been kindled as well. We have seen such esoteric cash flow instruments as annuity agreements, structured settlements, viaticals, lottery awards and similar prize entitlements, pension benefits, royalty agreements, deferred casino winnings, deferred sports contracts, and more, all joining the parade of purchasable cash flows.

Approximately 60 identifiable debt and cash flow instruments - including the non-debt-related instruments above and others such as commercial receivables, business notes, medical receivables, automobile, marine and aviation paper, equipment leasing contracts, timeshares, government contract payments, retail installment contracts, manufactured housing paper, and the granddaddy of them all, real estate notes - are all actively bought and sold in private secondary markets.

Liquidity
The ability to tap into the liquidity that these cash flow instruments represent creates a buffet of possible options for sellers, and their advisors, to access funds quickly. In addition, being aware of the various options available in the private secondary cash flow markets can assist in both forward planning and mitigating situations where liquidity may not be a primary issue, such as avoiding excessive taxation and other forms of transactional friction, estate planning, family law issues, partnership dissolutions, portfolio building, and even asset protection under the right circumstances. Listing your real estate notes at our web site can result in your getting a buyer within 72 hours, closing the deal and getting your money in 3 to 4 weeks.
Visit: http://www.dlppages.com/RealEstateNotes.htm

I have demonstrated some of these techniques in previous issues, as they relate to private real estate paper. The same concepts often apply across the whole spectrum of cash flow instruments and can frequently make a huge difference in solving a problem for your clients, whether they are doctors, debtors, investors, business owners, business buyers, developers, contractors, retirees, beneficiaries, devisees, or divorcees! And, as our secondary markets have grown and adapted, we have begun to see some crossover with traditional lending markets. With growing frequency, bank and mortgage company paper assets (including both performing and nonperforming portfolios) are being marketed through our services. And, we are seeing increasing numbers of loan origination packages coming through the door, particularly for the larger and more difficult to close lending transactions, including commercial, development, and residential related hard money and construction funding deals.

The crossover of these alternative cash flows trading into the private cash flow industry has allowed professional cash flow brokers to expand their product lines and greatly diversify the scope of solutions they may be able to bring to you and your clients' situations - either as direct investors or as conduits to other viable funding sources who specialize in funding the type of transaction involved.

As a cash flow professional, I have the basic due diligence information gathering and evaluation skills to help create and present packages to a wide variety of cash flow buyers and investors. And what I can't answer, I can usually find out through my networking resources. Don't hesitate to contact me to explore the possible range of solutions we might be able to come up with together, when the situation arises for one of your clients. And please feel free to visit our website if you would like to find out more about the benefits I might be able to offer your clients. http://www.dlppages.com/RealEstateNotes.htm

Also visit our 40 page index on buying Real Estate Notes and other related information at: http://www.dlppages.com/RealEstateNotes-index.htm

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February 26, 2022

WireTracks Announces Rockler as Authorized WireTracks Reseller

WireTracks LLC is pleased to announce Rockler as an official WireTracks reseller.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- WireTracks LLC is pleased to announce Rockler as an official WireTracks reseller. “Rockler is a great company that caters to the experienced woodworker and do-it-yourselfer,” explains Bruce Gutman, president of WireTracks. “We are excited to have them on board and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

All WireTracks products are available through Rockler now. For more information, customers should visit their local Rockler store, view their latest Rockler catalog, or take their web browser to www.rockler.com.

WireTracks manufactures home infrastructure products through which wiring for new technologies can be added at any time in the future. For more information about WireTracks, visit www.wiretracks.com

Rockler is a woodworking and hardware reseller that started with mail order in 1954 and has since expanded to retail locations and online sales. They have 35 stores throughout the United States and a catalog that reaches millions.

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February 25, 2022

Title 24 Service Provider Creates Buzz in the California Residential Building Community

OnlineTitle24.com positioning them self as the leader in the niche market of providing California required Energy Efficiency Standards reports.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Catering to residential architects, builders, designers, and homeowners throughout California. OnlineTitle24.com prides their service on having the perfect combination of lowest price and fastest service (24 hours for most services) in the industry. They offer a flat rate of $99 for their Title 24 Energy Report the lowest in the industry for full service. In an interview last week the company’s spokesperson explained, “When we decided to launch the website to expand our local service, we researched the competition and saw that everyone was charging by the square footage.

While that is standard for the building industry, we decided that it seemed ridiculous for the work we do. The difference in doing a Title 24 Report on a 1500 square foot house vs. a 2,000 square foot house is about 10 minutes of our time, we couldn’t justify charging an additional $100+ for 10 minutes of work.

While this might not sit well with the competition, OnlineTitle24.com’s focus is growing satisfied customers. “We will make up our profits in volume, we are getting referrals like crazy, and business is up 250% this quarter. We just did a job on a 9,000 square ft Mansion in Southern CA and guess what; we still only charged them $99. We saved that customer at least 800% compared to our competitors”, said a spokesperson from OnlineTitle24.com

Their customers are split 50/50 professional builders, architects and DIY Homeowners who are trying to save costs on their already over budget remodel. The company is looking at expanding their Energy Compliance service into other states by mid 2005

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Atkins Uses E-Learning from SkillSoft to Create Bespoke Courses

Atkins - the world’s third largest consulting engineering and architectural group - is using e-learning to create bespoke Health & Safety, HR and systems courses and to deliver generic training in desktop IT skills.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Rather than taking the option to use its existing learning management system (LMS) Atkins elected to reduce its in-house support costs by having the courses - from SkillSoft - delivered via the supplier’s in-built learning management platform (SkillPort). As well as hosting the generic e-learning content, SkillPort will run an online mentoring service; provide pre and post assessment and test preps; facilitate the in-house creation of Atkins-specific e-learning; and enable access to content provided by specialist external suppliers such as Blue Slate.

“We opted for SkillSoft because they demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs and took time to get to know our business,” said Barry Smith, Service Delivery Manager at Atkins. “The pre-sales support that we received was of a very high standard and gave us confidence in their ability to deliver.

“The SkillPort product meets all of our requirements to deliver top quality training, globally, at a time that fits into our employees’ workloads. Our staff can access the system from the office, on the road or even from home.

“We are confident that we have made a wise choice – we have seen usage rates rocket; we get excellent support; and we can quickly upload new courses to meet the ever changing needs of the business.”

One of the biggest benefits for Atkins is the ability they now have to build their own in-house content using SkillSoft’s Course Customisation Toolkit (CCT). The CCT is proving to be a hugely cost-effective way for the company’s own training experts to respond immediately to the strategic needs of the business by creating company-specific e-learning content. This is being used to develop e-learning to deal with industry compliance issues and Health & Safety as well as to address the specific needs of a division or even a particular project.

Typically, Atkins can now build a bespoke course from scratch and make it available online within less than five days.

Approximately 160 SkillSoft courses have already been made available to 10,000 UK employees. The early feedback from users is so encouraging that Atkins is now looking at adding generic business skills content and rolling the e-learning out to Hong Kong, the Middle East and the US.

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Contact: Louise Jaggs, TextOnTap
t: +44(0)1242 257770 m: +44(0)7712 011246
f: +44(0)1242 257771 w: http://www.textontap.com

About Atkins – www.atkinsglobal.com
Atkins plans, designs and enables the delivery of complex infrastructure and buildings for clients in the public and private sectors across the world. Atkins is the largest multi-disciplinary consultancy in Europe; the largest engineering consultancy in the UK; and the seventh largest design firm in the world.

About SkillSoft – www.skillsoft.com
SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within the Global 2000. SkillSoft’s multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management platform, virtual classroom technology and support services.

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Vandgard Wins Contract to Supply Anti-Climb Barrier To Canadian Embassy in Haiti

The Canadian Embassy have chosen Vandgard's Rotating Anti-Climb Guard to defend their new premises in the centre of the city. Virtually impossible to climb over, Vandgard's unique rotating design is effective without intent to harm.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Vandgard has won a contract to supply its rotating anti-climb security barrier, with Defensor alarm system by Geoquip, to the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti. It is to be installed along the entire perimeter wall of the Canadian Embassy’s new premises in the centre of the city to defend the grounds against intruders.

Virtually impossible to climb over, Vandgard's unique design is effective without intent to harm. A series of curved vanes, each revolving freely around a central shaft, create an unstable barrier which moves if anyone attempts to climb over it. Unlike Razor Wire, it is not a trap. It has no impaling spike and the vanes are curved away from vertical to protect against falling accidents.

In this application, the central shaft of the Vandgard barrier being used at the Canadian Embassy is also fitted with the Defensor alarm system, supplied by Geoquip Limited. This activates an alarm in the Embassy’s security control room should anyone attempt to move or tamper with the barrier.

The system's unique safety angle is one of its most powerful benefits. It is used with equal confidence in schools and children's play areas as it is at government buildings and other high security establishments, and in commercial and industrial premises throughout the UK and Europe.

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New Jersey Home Builder Committed to Meeting the Needs of a Wide Range of Customers

In new home markets spanning the central New Jersey region, neighborhoods built by Kara Homes offer families the opportunity to live in style.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Zudi Karagjozi, President and founder of Kara Homes, is positioned for the challenges of today's home building market.

In 1999, Kara Homes in East Brunswick NJ built and sold six single-family homes generated $1.3 million in revenues. In 2000, the company had revenues of $7.6 million on $14 million in home sales. In 2001, revenues reached $34 million on $105 million in sales, and last few years sales have doubled to $217 million and revenues more than tripled, reaching $103 million.

In 2002, Builder Magazine, the national industry publication, named Kara as the fastest-growing home-building company in the country. Mr.Karagjozi,43, appeared on the magazine's cover, posed jauntily on the hood of a red Formula One race car.

Mr.Karagjozi concedes he is riding the housing boom of the last few years and that could change. But he asserts his real strength of the company lies in its products "high quality, stylish homes for the great suburban middle class."

Kara has built single-family homes and two-unit town houses in subdivisions all over New Jersey, from Hunterdon County to Barnegat and Sea Bright on the New Jersey shore, and is moved into "older active adult" market in the state, Mr.Karagjozi said.

Kara'S homes, which come in 10 different town-house designs and 9 single-family designs,are priced from $250,000 to $550,000

Mr.Karagjozi said his own boyhood was spent in a very urban environment of Woodhaven, Queens, and he remembers going with his parents shopping for homes in the suburbs every weekend for several years.

Later, after high school, he worked for a time at his parents' small residential real estate agency in Hollis, Queens.

He did not start building houses until 1995, after he had spent time becoming a musician, working as a commodities broker to build a financial stake, and then buying and selling buildings-residential, commercial, and retail-in the Bronx and New Jersey.

"It was all part of my training," said Mr.Karagjozi, who speaks with the kind of hyped-up energy common among rock stars and real estate sales people. "I understand what the masses want, and why shouldn't they have it?"

The first subdivision project in which Mr.Karagjozi took a significant role was in which he was a minority partner with Matzel & Mumford, one of the state's big home builders and now a part of K.Hovnanian Homes.

The development, High pointe at Old Bridge, was named "Community of the Year" by the New Jersey Builders Association in 1994. But Mr.Karagjozi who was involved in lengthy litigation with Matzel & Mumford over his revenue share on that project, recalls that period as an "awesomely painful" time in his life.

"When that period was finally ended, I got Kara Homes in gear, using the strategies i knew would work and setting goals i thought we could achieve if we strived," he said.

So far Kara has been built from the ground up, so to speak, not by acquiring other home-building companies and to expand beyond New Jersey.

The Kara television commercials that are being put together by a Madison Avenue advertising firm are part of a promotional campaign aimed at hitting his lofty sales goals.

With aggressive print, billboard, and radio advertising, he said, the company sold 50 percent of homes in a community before beginning construction and he intends that pattern to continue.

When you combine Kara's quality construction with the beautiful settings of New Jersey surrounding our homes, you will see why our new homes represent the finest in contemporary living. And if there should ever come a time when you would like to sell your home, you will find that a Kara home brings some of the highest sale values on the NJ market. The website is www.karahomes.com

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GMA Announces Sales and Marketing For Pal Publications

We are proud to announce a Sales and Marketing relationship with Pal Publications.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Pal Publications and GMA have signed a multi year contract.

GMA will provided Pal with Sales and Marketing support and become the Sales and Marketing arm of PAL. GMA is charged with developing the Marketing and Sales strategy and the execution of it.

About GMA Marketing, Inc.
GMA Marketing, Inc. (GMA) provides a broad range of services to our clients. We are a combination of Licensing Agent/Broker/Manufacturer Representative/Importer and Marketing Firm.

Founded, in 1997 as a marketing agency, GMA concentrated on account specific marketing programs. GMA has evolved in conjunction with the dynamic changes in the buyer-seller relationship, and has expanded its services to include Licensing Agent, Manufacturer’s Representative, Broker, Importer, e-commerce consultant, etc., to complement our traditional sales and marketing services.

GMA has partnered with many national consumer packaged goods companies, and developed and implemented thousands of strategic plans to provide customized in-store programs for key retailers in food, drug, discount, department store, home center and other distribution channels.

GMA other licensing programs are Alexander Julian At Home Products at Lowes Home Centers, Bellagio Curtains at EXPO, a division of Home Depot and William W. Stubbs one of the Top 100 Interior Designers in the world according to Architectural Digest.

About Pal Publications:
Pal is the #1 provider of on-the-job reference material specifically designed for the skilled trades (maintenance personnel, contractors, service technicians, engineers, etc.). They offer an extensive library of handy, pocket-sized books addressing specific building/maintenance needs (i.e.- electrical, HVAC, plumbing etc.)

Their current library of Pocket Pals includes 9 books, with new titles being added periodically. They also publish exam guides/training manuals used for trade certification by various industries.

Pal is owned by the Smith Family, which previously owned the Smith Pie Company.

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NiteLites - Landscape Lighting – Announces New Accounting & Operations Manager Holly Nevels

NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces the addition of Holly Nevels as Accounting & Operations Manager.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces a new accounting and operations manager, Holly Nevels. Mrs. Nevels comes to NiteLites, Inc. with a strong background in cash flow management. She also brings a wide variety of skills that will be vital to the growing business.

President and CEO Thomas Frederick said the company is “experiencing dramatic growth.” In order to keep up with the ever expanding business, the world headquarters was recently expanded, remodeled, and upgraded. The company has recently added more personnel and more office space while getting a whole new look. The company debuted its new look at its recent Spring Franchise Owners Conference held on February 19th.

NiteLites franchisees benefit from a proven system of selling, designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor illumination systems for both residential and commercial properties. NiteLites franchisees have access to a superior line of products made of solid brass, copper, and stainless steel. NiteLites customers appreciate the unique comprehensiveness of our services and the extensive warranties we provide.

NiteLites continually strives to elevate standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the industry. NiteLites products and systems provide the best of both worlds- the latest cutting edge technology as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to each of our clients.

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., world headquarters is located in Franklin, Ohio. For more information please visit us on the web at www.nitelites.com or call 866-NITELITES

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NiteLites Announces David Thoma promoted to Corporate Trainer and Technical Consultant

NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces the promotion of David Thoma to Corporate Trainer and Technical Consultant.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces the promotion of David Thoma to Corporate Trainer and Technical Consultant.

NiteLites Franchises benefit from a proven system of selling, designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor illumination systems for both residential and commercial properties. NiteLites Franchises have access to a superior line of products made of solid brass, copper, and stainless steel. NiteLites customers appreciate the unique comprehensiveness of our services and the extensive warranties we provide.

NiteLites continually strives to elevate standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the industry. NiteLites products and systems provide the best of both worlds- the latest cutting edge technology as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to each of our clients.

All of our NiteLites franchisees benefit from our growing reputation for offering affordable excellence with our array of high value guaranteed products. Because of the high quality and reliability of our lighting systems, our franchisees' continue to grow in relation to the amount of time and energy they invest.

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio specializes in the manufacturing, sales, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project.

For more information please visit us on the web at www.nitelites.com or call 866-NITELITES

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NiteLites Landscape Lighting – Announces Ryan Lewis promoted to Technical Consultant

NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces the promotion of Ryan Lewis to Technical Consultant and Field Supervisor.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces the promotion of Ryan Lewis to Technical Consultant and Field Supervisor.

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc.’s world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, sales, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications.

While NiteLites continually elevates the standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the industry, their products and systems provide the best technology as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to every client.

To learn more about the franchise opportunities available through NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., visit their web site at www.nitelites.com. If you are interested in exceptional outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demonstration, please call 1-866-NITELITES

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ImproveNet Expands Online Service Offerings

ImproveNet, Inc. Offers New Home Improvement Trade Categories, Advertising Solution and Service Provider Directory

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- ImproveNet, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IMPV), a leading home improvement network of choice for consumers, home improvement service providers and manufacturers, announced the expansion of its home improvement service offerings to include several new home improvement trade categories, an advertising and online home improvement product news delivery solution, and a service provider directory. These new offerings are key building blocks in ImproveNet’s on-going business expansion and commitment to be the home improvement network of choice for consumers, home improvement service providers and manufacturers.

ImproveNet now offers nearly 60 home improvement trade categories for homeowners to select from when submitting a home improvement project service request online at www.ImproveNet.com, such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, roofing, attics and basements. Seven new trade categories have been added to this list and two preexisting categories have been renamed to enhance the matching process between specialized service providers with customer service requests. ImproveNet also expanded their service offerings to include AdServePRO™, an advertising outlet for providers of home improvement materials and services as well as 1-800-Contractor (SM), an Internet and telephone directory service with a customer rating system of service providers. These new offerings focus on meeting the needs of the home improvement market.

"These new and expanded service offerings have strengthened ImproveNet’s position in the market by adding solid building blocks to continue successful execution of our vision to be the nations dominant home improvement network offering the highest quality, most comprehensive and most pervasive services to attract, match and develop the best service providers and most well-informed customers anywhere,“ said Jeffrey Rassas, ImproveNet CEO.

New trade categories that have been added include: American Disabilities Act (ADA) Retrofitting to accommodate America’s growing population of seniors; Home Entertainment, Home Networking and Design-Build Services for home amenities such as home theaters and smart homes. In addition, Window Fashions to encompass all window coverings such as blinds, shutters and draperies; and Water Damage Repair, Mold Removal and Radon Gas Testing to aid in the present task of home maintenance. ImproveNet has added these trades to meet both the growing and changing needs of America’s homeowners.

Some preexisting trade categories that were renamed to better clarify the job types include Garages/Outbuildings trade, which has been divided into Garages/Carports and Outbuilding/Storage Sheds and the Floor Covering trade, which has been renamed Flooring and encompasses most any type of flooring on the market today.

The new advertising solution, AdServePRO™, connects businesses searching to promote their products and services to consumers and service provider’s ready-to-buy home products or building materials.1-800-Contractor (SM), ImproveNet’s newly introduced service provider directory has proven to be a valuable new resource designed to take the guesswork out of hiring trustworthy home improvement professionals. It allows homeowners to make informed decisions after visiting the website at www.1-800-Contractor.com or making a quick phone call to 1-800-Contractor (1-800-266-8722). When a project is complete, the homeowner is then able to provide feedback about their project at 1-800-Contractor.com. This gives the customer the opportunity to play a key part in strengthening the quality of the resource to benefit members using the service in the future. This ‘phone-to-web integration’ also rewards service providers for ‘going the extra mile for their customers’ by providing a reliable stream of referrals positioned to enhance their business.

About ImproveNet
ImproveNet, Inc. is the home improvement network of choice for customers, home improvement service providers and manufacturers, offering the most reliable referral-matching service and comprehensive solutions anywhere. The ImproveNet® TrueMatch™ platform automatically connects homeowners to screened contractors, architects, designers and builders available in their area. Through ImproveNet’s website and 1-800-Contractor, ImproveNet has been connecting homeowners to screened and system-rated contractors for over eight years. ImproveNet.com offers thousands of pages filled with management tools, product showcases, visualizers, expert advice, and active message boards, providing its customers and associates with instant access to the nearly $500B home improvement marketplace. The ImproveNet AdServePRO™ service delivers the latest industry news on product and services. ImproveNet has an expanded network of industry-leading affiliates and professional associates. For further information, contact ImproveNet, Inc. toll free at (888) 777-2212 or visit www.ImproveNet.com

"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking" statements that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any results, performances or achievements express or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, include, but are not limited to the statements made regarding ImproveNet’s trade categories, advertising solution AdServePRO™, and directory 1-800-Contractor™ and the success or acceptance of such product and service offerings, competitiveness in the marketplace of these product and services offerings, the effectiveness of management’s strategy, and other risks detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings on Form 10-KSB and Form 10-QSB. Undue reference should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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Core Construction Services of Arizona Receives Three 'Excellence in Construction' Awards

'Excellence in Construction' Awards from American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
These prestigious awards set the standard for professionalism, work ethics, innovation and performance in the field of construction.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Core Construction Services of Arizona, Inc. has received three ‘Excellence in Construction’ awards from American Subcontractors Association (ASA). The three winners include: Dennis Montague, VP of Construction Services for "Innovator of the Year Award", Mark Murphy, Project Manager - "Finalist Award for Project Manager of the Year", and Rick Sharp, Project Superintendent - "Finalist Award for Superintendent of the Year".

These prestigious awards set the standard for professionalism, work ethics, innovation and performance in the field of construction. Rick Sharp’s award as finalist for “Superintendent of the Year” honors him for the quality work he advocates on behalf of the subcontracting industry. Rick has been Superintendent on multiple successful projects including Dodge Theater, Bank One Ball Park, and the recently completed Raymond Kellis High School that was completed a whole semester early.

Mark Murphy’s award as finalist for “Project Manager of the Year” exemplifies his hard work as project manager who educates his team and strives to run a smooth operation. Murphy is known for his numerous successes working with the Arizona School Districts for the past 25 years. He has managed more than 20 educational projects along with other projects such as the Spring Training Stadium in the City of Surprise and Bank One Ball Park. His commitment to value engineering has enabled him to conquer unexpected feats such as saving the District of Tolleson over $800,000.

Dennis Montague, Vice President of Construction Services has been awarded the ultimate honor of “Innovator of the Year” for the impact he has made on the community. Montague is responsible for creating and directing a successful community ‘give back’ campaign called CORE Cares. He has enabled Core Construction to take a deliberate stand to support the community and has made waves in the industry in the way relationships are created and kept. He has been an example of exemplary skill, understanding and compassion for the whole community.

Core Construction Services of Arizona, Inc. is an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm founded in 1982, with offices in Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Texas, Illinois and Florida.

Contact:
Core Construction
Liana Harrison
Tel: 602-494-0800
www.Coreconstruct.com

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February 24, 2022

Drummond Designs' Earns Top Award From Leading Publisher of Home Plans

Hanley Wood Honours Industry Leader at National Home Builders Association Show in Orlando
Drummond Designs' artwork earns top award from North America's leading publisher Hanley Wood

Drummondville, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Drummond Designs, a developer of architectural residential home plans, with business operations in the United States, Canada and abroad, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the top prize for best artwork in 2004 by Hanley Wood, the single largest publisher of homes plans in North America.

The Canadian-based Drummond Designs, which earned top honours based on the overall quality of its drawings, was selected from among more than 100 North American companies – large and small – that submit plans to Hanley Wood for publication on a regular basis. Hanley Wood publishes home plans in more than 60 magazines and books and 2 dedicated web sites.

“The industry-leading quality of the artwork developed by Drummond Designs is a contributor to the growing success of our magazines,” remarked Matt Higgins, Director, Plan Products.

Hanley Wood Magazines Consumer Group. “Drummond Designs’ craft systematically responds to two key elements in the feedback expressed by our readers: the artwork delivers variety and, above all, enjoyment for readers who browse through Drummond Designs’ home plans.”

Denis Chamberland, Senior Design Director for Drummond Designs, said the company is elated by the honour. “It is the result of tremendous teamwork, so this is an accolade to be shared with many talented colleagues. Not only is it a testament to the quality of our craft but it underscores Drummond Designs’ continuous efforts to develop home plans that are in sync with an ever-evolving industry,” he added.

About Drummond Designs inc.
Founded in 1973, Drummond Designs, is a privately held company with a staff of 49 employees. It also relies on some 55 collaborators, primarily specialists in developing architectural plans and related services, who work in 20 regional offices.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through five operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data, and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading provider of home plans.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $200 million company owned by VS&A; Communications Partners III, LP, the private-equity affiliate of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

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UAE Based Ceramic Multinational Keen On Investing in New Building Materials

FutureBuild RAK is the joint initiative taken by the Govt of Ras Al Khaimah, and one of the topmost ceramic multinationals companies of the world- RAK Ceramics, based in fast developing Ras Al Khaimah- one of the 7 Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The objective of this joint initiative is to attract investment in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the manufacturing & logistics of high quality building materials

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- FutureBuild is the joint initiative taken by the Govt of Ras Al Khaimah, and one of the topmost ceramic multinationals companies of the world- RAK Ceramics, based in fast developing Ras Al Khaimah- one of the 7 Emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

FutureBuild RAK programme has the governmental support of the Emirate, and the commercial vision and business support of an established and highly succcessful multinational like RAK Ceramics which is now a USD 300 million sales multinational with exports to over 130 countries.

The objective of this joint initiative is to attract investment in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the manufacturing & logistics of high quality building materials .

The initiative will help facilitate & support building materials / construction product companies wishing to set up a manufacturing / logistic base in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, with due consideration to following developments in the Arabian Gulf:

A booming regional Arabian Gulf Market for construction & developmental projects including the UAE.
Varied facilities & services the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is offering to investors.
The UAE is fast becoming the right manufacturing location for catering to the price competitive regional market here, and it provides a effective combination of good infrastructure rates, good quality & economical labour costs.
A local presence with a manufacturing and or logistics base helps over a long term.
RAK Ceramics may consider investing as a partner for manufacturing / marketing select products found of great potential in the regional / global markets.

Why Building Materials @ Ras Al Khaimah? - The Regional Market for Building Materials
The Gulf Construction (GCC) boom is valued at USD 50-55 BILLION
UAE accounts for USD 30 billion of the GCC boom.

About 70-75% of the projects are around Dubai & RAK is an excellent, close location for manufacturing. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is also witnessing huge construction activity.

USD 2.25 billion is the budget for UAE ministries & federal institutions
Ministry of Public Works & Housing projects worth USD 1 BILLION are under progress in the UAE.

Saudi Arabia has USD 20 billion worth projects underway, and is in close proximity to RAK.

Iraq reconstruction projects of USD 2 BILLION are underway.

The programme will be under the stewardship of Dr. Khater Massaad, the C.E.O. of RAK Ceramics which was adjudged by the ITP- Arabian Business Awards as the "Company of the Year 2004."

Dr. Khater Massaad is also the Advisor to H. H. The Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

For further action & more information about Ras Al Khaimah , please contact :

Er. Dinesh Bandiwadekar
Head - FutureBuild-RAK
P.O. BOX 4714
Ras Al Khaimah,
U.A.E. Tel: + 971 7 2445046 Fax: + 971-7 2445270

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Minaean (TSXV: MIB) Announces Further Project in Northern India

Minaean International Corp. (TSX VE: MIB), the Canadian-based developer of alternative building technologies using light-gauge steel, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Minaean Building Solutions Inc., are pleased to announce that they have been awarded through their joint venture subsidiary in New Delhi, India, the contract for the construction of a 30,055 square foot building for the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University at Rajouri, in the north Indian State of Jammu.

Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Minaean International Corp. (TSX VE: MIB), the Canadian-based developer of alternative building technologies using light-gauge steel, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Minaean Building Solutions Inc., are pleased to announce that they have been awarded through their joint venture subsidiary in New Delhi, India, the contract for the construction of a 30,055 square foot building for the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University at Rajouri, in the north Indian State of Jammu.

The construction of this project will be carried out in three phases over a period of six months. The total value of the project is approximately $475,000. It is anticipated that the satisfactory completion of this project will lead to a further order for an additional university complex to be attached to the present one. The value of this further contract would be approximately $1,000,000

“The selection of Minaean by this prestigious client is a significant addition to Minaean’s portfolio of projects in India”, says Minaean Chairman, Mr. Hari Varshney. “It is an important step in the Company’s expansion into northern India.” The award of this contract comes a month after Minaean was awarded the contract for the construction of dormitories for the highly regarded “Sri Matha Vaishno Devi” temple project in Kashmir. With Minaean’s light gauge steel panel and framing system being highly adaptable to the hilly regions due to its versatility and light weight, it is seen as a revolutionary type of construction system compared to the conventional brick and mortar system which cannot be easily used in the mountainous areas of India.

About Minaean
Minaean manufactures rapid, efficient building systems using light-gauge steel. Minaean's Vesta Quik-BuildTM and Artisan Quik- BuildTM construction kits are available for houses and buildings of up to four stories. The strong, affordable, ecologically sustainable structures present a promising solution to the mass housing shortages in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas, in addition to a range of conventional applications. The shares of Minaean International Corporation (parent company) are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MIB" and the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "NJA".

For more information, please visit www.minaean.com

Contact Information:
Peeyush Varshney, Director
Minaean International Corp.
Tel: 604.684-2181

(No.05-02-04)

Contact:
Investor Relations

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this release.

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February 23, 2022

Look at all Three Ways to Obtain Manufactured Home Financing Before You Accept a Loan

Manufactured housing is a popular alternative to “stick” built homes today. But, manufactured home financing is a little different, so be sure to know all your alternatives before you sign for a loan that may not be the best for you.

Riverside, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- The three major loan programs for a manufactured home are: FHA, Conventional and Equity Loans. These programs are for manufactured homes on real estate you own, or will own. Not for homes in a park where you lease the land.

If the company you call can’t do your loan, you won’t often be referred to a company that can do your loan because the loans are funded from different sources that do not interact with each other. It depends on whether the home is brand new or previously lived in as to the loan program you can get.

If you buy a brand new home, sold to you by the dealer, he can offer you some loan programs, both Government and Conventional that other loan sources do not have. But, if he can’t do the loan, he probably won’t send you to a Mortgage Broker that might help you. For instance, some dealer programs don’t offer loans on marginal credit where Mortgage Brokers do.

The Mortgage Broker has programs for financing manufactured homes that are not brand new. The Broker can offer you FHA and Conventional loans just like the dealer, but only for properties that are already standing and permanently affixed to real estate that you own or will own. If FHA proposed changes pass there may even be 100% financing available for manufactured homes.

The Mortgage Broker can offer you the third type of lending as well. This is called Equity Lending. (Hard Money Loans). The loan guidelines are only concerned with the lender equity position created through the loan. They don’t consider borrower credit. See information about at Types of Credit Allowed.

Equity loans are made by individuals and offered through mortgage companies. This is one step away from borrowing from an individual. They make short term loans of three to five years. The rates are high, and the loan to value percentage is low.

For instance, if you wanted to buy a manufactured home or just move one on to property you want to buy or already own, you might need an equity loan to get the home set-up and ready to refinance. Then you could obtain a traditional type of long term loan. Please see more information at California 433 Occupancy Certificate Information

With the equity move-on-loan you would have to put at least 10% down, based on the future value of the property when the home is completed. The future value can be used because your new home will be compared with similar homes in the immediate area that are already completed and have a known value. In that sense, the value of your home is established before it is constructed. If you have equity in the land the home will be put on, the equity is counted for you, as a credit, in the lending formula.

For additional information contact: Judy Sellens at http://www.SellensLending.com

Sellens Real Estate Lending is a Southern California Based Real Estate Mortgage Broker offering Loan Programs for all types of Credit and all types of Properties.

The Company was started by Judith A. Sellens in Orange County in 1991. She has 40 years experience in real estate related fields. The Company Home Office is in Riverside California and is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.

Judy Sellens
Mortgage Broker
951-943-8877

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Ms. Mireille Wear Selected as Businesswoman of the Year 2004

(NRCC) Chairman, Tom Reynolds, announced the selection of Ms. Mireille Wear to receive the 2004 Businesswoman of the Year Award, representing the State of California. Ms. Wear's is a small business owner in San Diego, CA

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman, Congressman Tom Reynolds, announced the selection of California Business Leader Ms. Mireille Wear as a winner of the 2004 Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Ms. Wear will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony and luncheon held at the 2005 Congressional Tax Summit in Washington D.C. on March 14-15 to honor her accomplishments. She is invited to participate in the 2005 Tax Reform Workshop in Washington, followed by a Republican Gala Dinner with special guests President George W. Bush, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and other Congressional Republican Leaders. Ms. Wear is an Honorary Chairman of the House Majority Trust Committee and a member of the Business Advisory Council in Washington D.C. She recently received the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal for her support of President's Reagan's ideals for an entrepreneurial America.

Ms. Wear’s response to the NRCC was, “Thank you for supporting small businesses in America and providing the opportunity and business climate for us to be able to grow and thrive. This is a time of great change and positive growth in our country. We have so much to be grateful for, especially for the freedom to pursue our dreams. Our government gives us every opportunity to reach our potential. I encourage all Americans to stand united in support of the President and our elected officials who work hard to preserve our right to free enterprise.”

Ms. Mireille Wear a graduate of California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and is the owner of Extreme Soundproofing, a three-year-old San Diego based small business. She is an active member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and Business Alliance, and proud mother of two children, Jennifer Garner and Ryan Wear.

Extreme Soundproofing makes innovative noise control solutions available to everyone via the internet. The company sells a full line of acoustical products including noise barriers, sound absorbers, acoustical wall panels and ceiling tiles. Extreme Soundproofing is DBE certified.

Extreme Soundproofing has developed a proprietary line of custom Acoustical Draperies. Recent customers have included several prominent universities. This is a testimonial to the excellent acoustical properties of the draperies, namely dampening reverberation and increasing speech intelligibility. Ms. Wear states, “We are detail conscious and very proud of the final product. These draperies help reduce noise, eliminate light, and control climate. Use of modern fabrics with French Pleat styling and a 3-ply lining makes for a very substantial and elegant Acoustical Drapery.”

Extreme Soundproofing encourages people to take an active part in preserving their peace and quiet. Although it is more difficult to retrofit an existing home for noise, it is not necessary to tear down the walls. Visit their website to learn more.

Extreme Soundproofing is growing rapidly and is seeking investment partners to help meet public demand for its products.

Contact Information:
Tel. 858-483-5500
Fax 858-777-5461
Cell 619-218-5617
Websites: www.extremesoundproofing.com and http://yahoosoundproofing.com

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Spring Conference at NiteLites Franchise Systems’ World Headquarters

On February 19, 2005, NiteLites held its annual Spring Conference at its world headquarters in Franklin, Ohio. This year’s conference had the highest recorded attendance for the franchise.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc.’s world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, sales, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. On February 19, 2005, NiteLites held its annual Spring Conference at its world headquarters in Franklin, Ohio. This year’s conference had the highest recorded attendance for the franchise.

President and CEO Thomas Frederick said the company is “experiencing dramatic growth” since he took over the company three years ago. And now, the company has more tools and operational systems to automate each NiteLites franchise location allowing each location to better allocate their time to growing their business.

The outdoor lighting industry is also expanding according to President and CEO Thomas Frederick. “Because of the new trend known as 'cocooning' which is the tendency for people to spend more time in and around their homes, there are some forecasts that the outdoor lighting industry in America is growing with sales estimated at $1 billion annually. Our leadership in the field, paired with this market trend, has exciting possibilities. We are thrilled about the prospective business for our current and future outdoor lighting business owners.”

Frederick also said that he has hopes to add more than 25 franchised locations in 2005. Recently NiteLites Franchises, a home-based opportunity, were opened in Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and St. Louis, MO, and Jacksonville, FL. The following territories are expected to be franchised and operating in the near future: Hilton Head, SC, Tampa, FL, Sarasota, FL, Chicago, IL and Wilmington, NC.

To learn more about the franchise opportunities available through NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., visit their web site at www.nitelites.com or call 866-NITELITES

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NiteLites - The Landscape Lighting Professionals – World Headquarters Receives New Look

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc.’s world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, has recently undergone a major transformation. The world headquarters was recently expanded, remodeled, and upgraded.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- NiteLites is an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations. NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc.’s world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, has recently undergone a major transformation.

President and CEO Thomas Frederick said the company is “experiencing dramatic growth” since he took over the company three years ago. In order to keep up with the expanding business, the world headquarters was recently expanded, remodeled, and upgraded. The company has recently added more personnel and more office space while getting a whole new look. Many high tech systems, remote phones and computer programs, have also been installed to support the rapid expansion of the company. The changes were ready just in time for the annual Spring Conference held in Franklin, Ohio on February 19th.

In addition to the growth of the company, the outdoor lighting industry itself is expanding. According to President and CEO Thomas Frederick, “there are some forecasts that the outdoor lighting industry in America is growing with sales estimated at $1 billion annually. Our leadership in the field, paired with this market trend, has exciting possibilities. We are thrilled about the prospective business for our current and future outdoor lighting business owners.”

Frederick also said that he has hopes to add more than 25 franchised locations in 2005. Recently NiteLites Franchises, a home-based opportunity, were opened in Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and St. Louis, MO, and Jacksonville, FL. The following territories are expected to be franchised and operating in the near future: Hilton Head, SC, Tampa, FL, Sarasota, FL, Chicago, IL and Wilmington, NC.

• All NiteLites Franchises benefit from their growing reputation for offering affordable excellence with an array of high value guaranteed products.
• NiteLites Franchises have access to their superior line of non-corrosive products made of solid brass, copper, and stainless steel.
• Because of the high quality and reliability of the lighting systems, NiteLites Franchises' businesses continue grow in relation to the amount of time and energy they invest.
• NiteLites’ customers appreciate the unique comprehensiveness of their services and the extensive warranties provided.
• NiteLites Franchises benefit from a proven system of selling, designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor illumination systems for both residential and commercial properties.

To learn more about the franchise opportunities available through NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., visit their web site at www.nitelites.com or call 866-NITELITES

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February 22, 2022

HG Capital Makes Industrial Investment in Hawaii's Fastest Growing Region

HG Capital, LLC (HG), in a joint venture with Low & Archibald Real Estate Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of 6 acres in the Kapolei Business Park for the development of approximately 106,000 square feet of new industrial condominium space in Honolulu County, on the island of Oahu.

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 22, 2022 - HG Capital, LLC (HG), in a joint venture with Low & Archibald Real Estate Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of 6 acres in the Kapolei Business Park for the development of approximately 106,000 square feet of new industrial condominium space in Honolulu County, on the island of Oahu. HG Capital invested 85% of the contributed equity in the $18 million project. The remainder of the project’s capitalization came from developer co-investment and a construction loan from Fremont Investment and Loan.

Kapolei is a 32,000-acre master-planned city on the island of Oahu, and is the fastest growing region in Hawaii. The Kapolei Business Park is approximately 20 miles west of downtown Honolulu, and adjacent to the Kalaeloa/Barbers Point Harbor and the James Campbell Industrial Park. Due to the region’s strong growth and the overall shortage of available industrial-zoned land in Hawaii, the Honolulu submarket has an exceptionally low vacancy rate of approximately 1.7% for industrial space.

Designed to meet the growing space demand from small to mid-size businesses, the project consists of the construction of ten light industrial buildings totaling approximately 106,000 square feet. The buildings are divisible into 37 individual condominium units that will be sold to owner-users or private investors.

About HG Capital, LLC
HG Capital, LLC (HG) is a real estate investment group that provides joint venture equity capital to real estate owners and developers for value-added and opportunistic real estate projects in the western United States. HG makes principal investments from its discretionary management of the HG Capital private equity funds. HG manages over $100 million of equity capital and has invested in over $1 billion worth of projects since 1995. With offices in Menlo Park and Newport Beach, California, HG has established a successful track record based upon its highly responsive and entrepreneurial approach to real estate investing.

About Low & Archibald Real Estate Group
Low & Archibald Real Estate Group (LAREG) is a Newport Beach-based developer of quality industrial properties in the western United States. The company specializes in the development of for-sale office and industrial condominiums and buildings in the diversified markets of Southern California.

Contact: Greg Alden
HG Capital, LLC
(650) 322-3400 ext. 202

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RICS Delivers New Global Website Using WebtraffIQ's Web Analytics

Web analytics agency WebtraffIQ http://www.webtraffiq.com, has been retained to monitor The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) newly delivered global website http://www.rics.org

London, UK (PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Web analytics agency WebtraffIQ http://www.webtraffiq.com, has been retained to monitor The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) newly delivered global website http://www.rics.org

RICS first signed up with WebtraffIQ in April 2002, and has signed them for another year. WebtraffIQ was chosen, based on the ability to integrate its web analytics suite into RICS new Microsoft Platform when it delivered its revamped website.

All data and analysis from the last three years has been retained. This proves extremely useful in comparing the performance, navigational trends and member interaction patterns between new and old websites, and also helped with the new design layout.

Marcos Richardson, European Director at WebtraffIQ comments, “Having a good and successful relationship over the past three years made WebtraffIQ a clear choice when the decision was made to choose a web traffic analyzer for 2005. Further to this WebtraffIQ was able to quickly integrate and develop its systems capabilities to be compatible with the new RICS Microsoft server platform (MIS).

Organizations that don’t offer e-commerce services such as RICS find that an online presence increases their global brand exposure and customer business interactions. This is underpinned by good user-centered design including usability, accessibility, ease of navigation and targeted marketing initiatives. To this avail; being able to see where, when and how visitors interact and transact using web analytics is crucial for business and marketing programs.

Cara McDonagh Head of New Media at RICS states, “We have over 100,000 members spread across 120 countries. The importance of understanding how our users access information and services and interact with the organization online is essential to providing a better offering to our audiences wherever they are based. WebtraffIQ is helping us achieve this goal.”

WebtraffIQ has developed several unique applications that provide important information for website designers, developers and marketers. WebtraffIQ Alerts is one such application, useful for the launch of new websites including design and web development platforms.

Stephen Mitchell, who manages web analytics at RICS New Media comments, “When maintaining such a large website, WebtraffIQ Alerts is useful because it can alert us by SMS and email to any pages that are not loading, or if there are broken links on each page for example. If any problems arise, our designers and developers are on-hand to systematically fix the problems.”

“We are very pleased to be retained by RICS for another year and will continue to give them a dedicated service. We are also excited about our successful integration with the RICS Microsoft platforms. In essence this means we now have another important platform to build our services upon, demonstrating that WebtraffIQ is flexible in working with emerging and evolving technology to accommodate clients’ complex bespoke and/or rudimentary requirements, “concludes Richardson.

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Haverford, Pa. Main Line Philly Home prices Soar to new records

Peter Clement, Realtor since 1978, and owner of Main Line Philly Homes, reports that the average family home price in Gladwyne, Pa., an upscale suburb of Philadelphia, soared to $1,117,236 in 2004. This news and buyer/seller info can be found on www.MainLinePhillyHomes.com which was just launched. The Main Line Philadelphia Real Estate website features area homes and estates for sale as well as condos and luxury properties for sale in Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Gladwyne and all of the Main Line of Philadelphia. Mortgage rates have dropped enough to permit more people to qualify for higher priced homes which are the norm on the Main Line. Peter Clement has sold over 125 homes in this area of the Main Line since 1978.

(PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Main Line Philly Homes offers buyers and sellers of Real Estate, a one stop, all in one website that has links to area attractions, schools, and Peter Clement's office website, Prudential Fox & Roach. Buyers may sign up to get school reports and custom lists of Sunday Open Houses, as well as search the entire MLS via the office website link. There are tips for relocating families.

The average priced home in Gladwyne rose to $1,117,236 in 2004, up from $1,055,066 the year before. The average priced home in Haverford rose a record 56% in 2004 to $795,736. Peter Clement has sold over 125 homes in this area of the Main Line since 1978.

Buyers will love the new Guided Virtual Tour by Home Sweet Home, that gives the buyer an audio and visual tour of homes, instantly. The standard Panoramic Virtual Tour is still offered as well.

As experience counts more and more these days, clients need a knowledgeable Realtor to guide them through the process of buying and selling a home. Prudential Fox & Roach has bundled all the necessary title, mortgage and home inspection services, so that the buying/selling process is simplified and hassle free. Log onto www.MainLinePhillyHomes.com for a memorable website experience and learn about the classic Philadelphia Main Line. There are photos of old estates and landmarks as well as current info on private schools and the Lower Merion Public Schools. New SAT scores that were just released, show Main Line averages rose over the 1100 mark in 2004. School reports are offered as well.

Relocating families will be able to get a better idea of life on the Main Line after logging on to www.MainLinePhillyHomes.com or emailing or calling 610 999-7653 anytime.

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February 21, 2022

Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Successfully Defends Its Invention In Patent-Pending Status

Southern California Company Develops Partnership After Discovering Its Product Was a Look-Like and Copy

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 21, 2022 -- Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., the world’s largest concrete washout service company, announced today that it has successfully defended the CWS in patent-pending status and entered into a licensing partnership with Knoble Construction, Inc., a Redlands, California company, who had developed a similar product to Concrete Washout Systems patent pending invention, which published on August 12, 2021

“Although we do not yet have a patent, federal statute, 35 U.S.C. Section 154, provides us with certain rights now, including issuing cease and desist letters. If the issued patent is substantially identical to our patent application, we will have the right to obtain a reasonable royalty from anyone who makes, uses, offers for sale or sells an invention as claimed in our application, with actual knowledge of our published patent application,” stated Kevin Mickelson, Vice President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. “We are very serious about protecting our intellectual property rights and our legal team will aggressively pursue any person or company whom we believe is violating our intellectual property rights,” added Mr. Mickelson.

Concrete Washout Systems strongly encourages any company or persons who may have a similar product in development or in operation to contact them immediately. Concrete Washout Systems would rather explore and develop licensed partnerships instead of pursuing legal actions against companies and believe this partnership is a win-win scenario for all parties involved.

“Joe Knobloch developed a product that was substantially similar to ours and we immediately notified him of our product and system when we discovered his. Mr. Knobloch has acknowledged that his product was a close copy, read our patent application and decided it would be advantageous for him to pursue a licensed partnership after we offered him one. We are very pleased to have a person and businessman of Mr. Knobloch’s character, integrity and savvy as a partner and believe he will be a great addition and asset to our business,” noted Mr. Mickelson.

“Knoble Construction is excited about entering into a licensing partnership with Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.; a company that has successfully developed an environmentally safe concrete washout box and waste water removal treatment and recycling operation,” stated Joe Knobloch, President of Knoble Construction, Inc. “We will be marketing the concrete washout systems box and related services initially on our own jobsites within Southern California, but will expand to outside jobs as demand increases in an effort to foster recycling and waste diversion efforts within the building industry,” added Mr. Knobloch.

The patent pending Concrete Washout Systems™ container is a portable, self-contained and watertight bin that controls, captures and contains concrete washout material and wastewater. It allows trade personnel to easily washout concrete trucks, pumps and equipment on site and facilitates easy off site recycling of the same concrete materials and wastewater, while protecting the storm drain system from potential illegal discharges. The off site recycling component creates an even more environmentally sound application. This system replaces other outdated washout BMP’s, which are costly, unsightly and damaging to the environment since their containment value diminishes, due to inherently faulty material, over use and lack of maintenance.

About Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
Concrete Washout Systems is a risk management specialist and industry pioneer in concrete washout and wastewater removal, treatment and recycling. The patent-pending Concrete Washout Systems provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly and compliance alternative for homebuilders, contractors, ready mix and pump operators and environmental engineering firms. For more information visit http://www.concretewashout.com

Contact:
Roger Engelsgaard
Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
1-877-2-WASHOUT
Fax: (916) 244-0403
www.concretewashout.com

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Michigan’s First and Only ISO 9000 Builder Driven by Technology

Michigan’s first and only ISO 9000 residential builder, Delcor Homes, is selling homes at a fast pace at its two newest communities in Grand Ledge and Grand Blanc as 2005 launched with a bang.

Milford, MI (PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Michigan’s first and only ISO 9000 residential builder, Delcor Homes of Milford, MI, is selling homes at a fast pace at its two newest communities in Grand Ledge and Grand Blanc as 2005 launched with a bang.

Delcor Homes has a solid reputation in southeast Michigan for providing high value to discerning buyers. The company maintains quality while controlling costs with its leading technology and because it is the first and only homebuilder in Michigan to become ISO 9000 certified.

ISO 9000 certification is a set of international standards of quality management and assurance that involves documenting operating processes by an independent audit, initially and ongoing.

ISO certification results in higher quality at lower cost since work is done right the first time. After earning ISO 9000 certification, Delcor’s average number of correctable defects at closing dropped from 27.4 in 1997 to 1.7 today.

In addition to ISO certification, Delcor Homes has crossed the leading edge of technology to control costs while maintaining high quality construction and reliable service to its customers. Delcor operates a web site with a private portal to subcontractors and others who do business with them.

Subcontractors check into the web site to find out at what site they will be working, what the materials, tools and manpower requirements will be, and the performance level expected. Progress reports are given using the web site that also records completion of work and dictates payments to subcontractors. The result is high quality work at lower costs because project budgets and timetables are consistently met.

“These savings are then passed on to our customer in the form of more square footage for the dollar invested and more overall value. We don’t just build homes, we build communities,” says Todd Hallett, president of Delcor Homes. “Village Place offers a unique collection of home designs to reflect the living styles of today’s active families. This is the only community of its kind in the Greater Lansing area.” Located at the southwest corner of Nixon and Saginaw Streets, Village Place is in the Grand Ledge School District.

Located in Grand Blanc Schools, Country Cottage Estates has easy access to seven golf courses, Mt. Holly ski area, DTE Music Theater, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Great Lakes Crossing. The homes are nestled among open fields and soft rolling hills that add up to a refreshing lifestyle.

Other communities built by Delcor Homes are in nearby Howell, Brighton, Milan, Ann Arbor, Metamora, and Oxford.

Michigan’s premier homebuilder, Delcor Homes, is committed to being a customer-driven provider of innovative and quality residential communities that surpass the desires, expectations and dreams of Michigan families. Learn more about Delcor Homes by going to www.delcorhomes.com by calling 248-684-1234 or sending email inquiries to e-mail protected from spam bots.

For more information about each of Delcor Homes’ new communities, click these links.
Hometown Village of Ann Arbor
Hometown Village of Waterstone
Hometown Village of Marion
Uptown Village of Milan
Estates of Metamora
Villas of Oak Pointe
Uptown Village of Milan
Country Cottage Estates of Grand Blanc

About Village Place in Grand Ledge
Village Place in Grand Ledge, is a beautiful community with neighborhood sidewalks, commons areas and ponds, a clubhouse with a health center, kiddy fountain splash pool, adult lap pool, and a Playscape. When finished Village Place will boast 349 units on 107 acres that includes 30 acres of open space.

Visit the community by traveling I-96 to the West Saginaw exit and continue west until turning left on Nixon Road. Buyers who act now can take advantage of pre-construction prices.

About Country Cottage Estates in Grand Blanc
Country Cottage Estates in Grand Blanc is a beautiful community with neighborhood sidewalks, a clubhouse with a health center and swim pool, brick and stone elevations and homes in seven unique styles ranging in size from 1,943 to 4,000 sq. ft.

Country Cottage Estates is easily accessible from both I-75 and US-23. From I-75 take Holly Road (Exit 108) south to Baldwin Road and head west past McWain Road. From US-23 head east on Thompson Road (Exit 84), north on Fenton Road and east on Baldwin past McWain Road.

Open House hours are 1-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed on Thursday.

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Concrete Contractor.com Releases New Website To Showcase Concrete and Commercial Construction

Concrete Contractor.com, an online publication featuring concrete and commercial concrete contractors, has launched its new website. The new website is intended to serve as an informational resource on concrete and the commercial construction industry. It features an extensive history of cement's evolution into the most widely used commercial construction raw material in the world; descriptions of famous concrete structures, including the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada and the Grand Coulee and Hoover Dams; and a showcase of tilt-up concrete construction, a technologically advanced means of building concrete structures. Concrete Contractor.com is offering FREE directory listings to commercial concrete contractors for a limited time.

ARLINGTON, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Concrete Contractor.com, an online publication featuring concrete and commercial concrete contractors, has announced the launch of its new website at www.concretecontractor.com

The new website is intended to serve as an informational resource on concrete and the commercial construction industry.

www.concretecontractor.com features an extensive historical review of how cement evolved and developed into the most widely used commercial construction raw material in the world. Featured on the website are descriptions of famous concrete buildings and structures, including the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, Our Lady of The Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, California and the Grand Coulee and Hoover Dams. Another section of the site showcases tilt-up concrete construction, a technologically advanced means of building concrete structures quickly and inexpensively.

“As a general contractor and construction company with more than 58 years of commercial construction experience, we can certainly appreciate the importance of concrete,” said Phillip Bell, President of Bob Moore Construction in Arlington, Texas. “A website like www.concretecontractor.com provides a real service to the public, educating them on the significance of concrete and how it has influenced the industry, our economy and even our society over the past several hundred years. Our own website, www.generalcontractor.com, provides information about various aspects of the commercial construction industry as well. But Concrete Contractor.com approaches this subject matter in a different way, and presents historical information about concrete in a very compelling manner.”

A developing portion of this site is the concrete contractor directory. With the release of the website, Concrete Contractor.com is offering a time-limited opportunity for commercial concrete contractors to post a listing of their company in the site's directory for free. The listing includes their name, address, phone number and contact information, and a 250 word write-up on their business. Concrete Contractor.com will ultimately charge to add contractors to its directory, but is offering these listings for free now to quickly expand this portion of the website. Interested concrete contractors can learn more about this time-limited opportunity at www.concretecontractor.com/directory/ and can submit their information directly from this page.

For more information about Concrete Contractor.com, please visit www.concretecontractor.com

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Partnership to Provide Affordable Home Automation to Mid-Market Homeowners and Builders

Hanley Wood is partnering with Digital Lifestyles, LLC to provide home automation designs for their architectural plans, sold through their websites, eplans.com and dreamhomesource.com, as well as all of their magazines. Digital Lifestyles' program takes the client from start to finish in providing the service of bringing home automation to the mass market.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Digital Lifestyles, LLC, and Home Planners, LLC, wholly owned by Hanley Wood, LLC, have partnered to provide consumers and home builders with an affordable home automation upgrade package. Home Planners is promoting the upgrade package through its plans magazines and books as well as two plans websites: www.eplans.com and www.dreamhomesource.com. The pre-construction exposure will help increase public awareness of the custom electronics industry and spur an estimated workload growth of 3% or more in 2005

Digital Lifestyle’s universal plug-and-play wiring topology design—named “HA-Ready”—is the cornerstone of this innovative product. HA-Ready’s standard design offers 10 subsystems: lighting, security, telecommunications, climate control, home networking, home theater, whole-house audio/video distribution, video surveillance, electronic entry access, and motorized window treatments, and can be applied in single-family or multifamily dwellings. Designs for wiring a gaming substructure are currently in development for use with Sony, GameCube, Nintendo, Xbox, and other gaming platforms.

HA-Ready provides an affordable entry point for mid-market consumers and builders looking to create the home of the future. The topology installation and materials are priced at approximately $4-7 per square foot, making it affordable for the mainstream, 2,500-square-foot market. This unique and affordable approach has one goal—to encourage adoption of advanced home technologies and increase growth opportunities across multiple businesses and business models.

HA-Ready offers installers more labor revenues and the opportunity to design and install additional electronics beyond the basic wiring topology. The universal topology will support any currently available electronics system, account for furniture placement and rearrangement, and accommodate future growth and technological advances.

Digital Lifestyles has also formulated a partnership with ConnectHome that will allow potential installers to participate in ConnectHome’s installation network. In return, ConnectHome refers its incoming design work back to Digital Lifestyles. Full ConnectHome dealers receive full 3rd party design work, training, and technical support for their local projects. ConnectHome’s website is www.connecthome.com

The list of compatible systems includes, but is not limited to: AMX, Crestron, Xabler, Xperinet, Xplore, HAI, Applied Digital, JDS Technologies, LiteTouch, Lutron, Vantage, Centralite, Lightolier, Elan, Destiny Networks, Matrix Audio, B&K;, Oxmoor, M&S; Systems, ADA, Opus Technologies, Audio Access, Audio Control, Russound, Xantech, Niles, Sonance, Speakercraft, NuVo, ChannelPlus, ChannelVision, Makita, Sivoia, Somfy, BTX, Ademco, Napco, GE Interlogix, and Elk.

About Digital Lifestyles, LLC
Founded in 2001, Digital Lifestyles, LLC is a personal technologies design firm that specializes in project documentation, interface design, and producing operation and troubleshooting manuals for complete automation systems. Digital Lifestyles also offers a comprehensive training curriculum and has a unique vision for introducing advanced levels of home automation and personal technologies to the mass market.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through five operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data, and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading provider of home plans.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $200 million company owned by VS&A; Communications Partners III, LP, the private-equity affiliate of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

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Building it Right the First Time

Recent trends are pointing to buyers having higher expectations when purchasing newly constructed homes. Many are turning toward home inspectors who have expertise in new construction. Builders need to work towards zero-deficiency products in order to satisfy the demand.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- In recent years, high profile construction failures, better known in the Pacific Northwest as the “Leaky Condo Disaster” resulted in consumer confidence dropping to such an all-time low, the entire real estate market was adversely affected.

Lately, however, with a red-hot real estate market and record low interest rates, as well as a change in municipal inspection procedures and improvements to building practices in building envelope design, condominium buyers are entering the market again.

Although it might seem that it’s back to business as usual for the condo developers, there has been a dramatic shift in buyers’ attitudes. They now have huge expectations for quality construction. Customers are expecting to be treated well and to have trouble-free homes delivered to them. It is not enough any more to merely satisfy customers, builders have to amaze them!

Another consequence of these expectations is that many new homebuyers are turning to professional home inspectors experienced in dealing with new construction to assist them in identifying and documenting construction defects in the homes they are purchasing.

Vera Blackwell of Victoria’s Building Insights has found that the demand for third-party inspections of new construction units has given her home inspection business a completely new direction. According to Blackwell “Three years ago the demand for inspections of new houses and apartments was practically non-existent. Today, almost a third of the calls I get are requests for new construction inspections”.

Blackwell states “It is a myth perpetuated by some builders that a buyer must accept a new construction product with a list of 60 or 100 deficiencies and that call-backs are the norm rather than the exception! Buyers do not need to be educated on the “realities of construction” - that is, to have their expectations lowered and to expect disappointment. Buyers should not have to compromise on quality issues or to lower their expectations for quality buildings. It is the responsibility of the builders to meet the expectations of the buyers.

Buyers should not have to expect to take possession of a house or condo with a mile-long list of call-backs or deficiency items. If there are many visible deficiencies on the small things, imaginations tend to run wild speculating on what possible defects can exist behind the surface!”

Not all builders give their performance standards in writing to their buyers. Some builders do not seem to have a clear idea of what their performance standards ought to be. They rely on what is commonly referred to as the “Industry Standard”. If you try to get a definition of “Industry Standard”, you will discover there is none where quality is concerned. Homebuyers set the standard by their level of acceptance of defects; but extracting a promise from the builder to make the necessary repairs or replacements often takes more expertise and nerve than many buyers can muster on their own.”

Blackwell, who accompanies buyers on pre-occupancy inspections, regularly finds defects which otherwise would not been discovered until after the buyers move in. She says “damaged flooring and cabinetry, scratched window glass, unfinished or damaged paint on walls and woodwork are not uncommon. We have saved our clients thousands of dollars and enormous amounts of anxiety by highlighting the problems before the sale is completed.

Builders can gain customer satisfaction by offering products and services that meet customer needs and perform well from the customer’s point of view. Homebuilding is a service business and builders need to listen to the voice of their customers.

Many builders are committed to the quality process but seem to need a break-through to reach levels of quality and customer satisfaction they expect. A builder cannot deliver a zero-defect product if not all levels of the construction team are on the same wavelength and working together toward a quality product. “That’s where we can come in,” says Blackwell, “Builders can hire us as Quality Assurance inspectors to compile lists of deficiencies and patent defects and to report on the performance of each trade before units are presented to new owners. The superintendent can then be left to manage the site.

At the outset of the project, the selection of suppliers and trades should support zero-defect construction goals. Trades and suppliers should have a clear understanding of what is expected of them and what level of performance quality they must meet. Only the trade contractors - the ones actually doing the building - are in a position to build it right the first time. This places the emphasis on controlling the activities of the trade contractors to ensure a reliable building process.”

Delivering the home 100% complete – nothing says “quality control” to homebuyers like a pre-occupancy walk-through with no deficiency items. Customers are truly impressed and feel that the builder has acted in their best interest to protect them. They enter the warranty period confident that there will be few or no problems to fix. Builder call-backs are greatly reduced when buyers are happy, and satisfied customers will translate into repeat sales. Only a total commitment to quality will assure builders a competitive edge!

Blackwell predicts that the trend in the future will be for builders and developers to make a greater effort to deliver zero-defect homes to meet the ever-increasing customer expectations. Builders totally committed to quality will be more productive and efficient and will even enjoy higher profits.

For more information on new construction inspections, call Vera Blackwell at 250-592-3544

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New Homes in New Jersey for Active Adults

In Kara Homes’ active adult communities, you will find home designs complemented by on-site recreational amenities such as pools, tennis courts, and club houses.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Kara Homes is the one New Jersey home builder committed to meeting the individual requirements of a wide range of customers. If you’re looking for a new home in New Jersey to find the best place to retire, rest assured that one of Kara Homes’ active adult communities has just what you’re looking for.

Our new homes feature volume space and cutting edge designs. Whether you prefer a stylish mid-rise condo, a lofty townhome or an elegant single family residence, we have the home, the community and the location that is perfect for you.

Our homes let you enjoy the peace and quiet of retirement without giving up any of the conveniences that are a part of modern life. Trust your retired life to Kara Homes, the most reliable New Jersey home builder. Our years of experience and our obsession with fulfilling each customer’s specific needs gives us the confidence to say for sure that one of our new homes in New Jersey is the dream retirement home you are looking for. The website is www.karahomes.com

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February 20, 2022

NiteLites Landscape Lighting - Announces Jennifer Morton Joins NiteLites Franchise Systems

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations, announces the addition of Jennifer Morton at its world headquarters in Franklin, Ohio.

(PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations, proudly announces the addition of Jennifer Morton at its world headquarters in Franklin, Ohio. Jennifer comes from a strong background in Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction.

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc.’s world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, sales, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project.

NiteLites, founded in 1998, was previously distributor based and has recently converted to a franchise model. President and CEO Thomas Frederick said the company is “experiencing dramatic growth” since he took over the company three years ago. He went on to explain, “Because of the new trend known as 'cocooning' which is the tendency for people to spend more time in and around their homes, there are some forecasts that the outdoor lighting industry in America is growing with sales estimated at $1 billion annually. Our leadership in the field, paired with this market trend, has exciting possibilities.”

While NiteLites continually elevates the standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the industry, their products and systems provide the best technology from our progressive manufacturers as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to every client.

To learn more about the franchise opportunities available through NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., visit their web site at www.nitelites.com. If you are interested in exceptional outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demonstration, please call 1-866-NITELITES

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NiteLites - Landscape Lighting New Location Jacksonvile, FL

NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces its newest franchise locally owned location in Jacksonville. The new franchise is operated by General Manager Trevor Rosendahl.

(PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- NiteLites an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations announces its newest franchise locally owned location in Jacksonville. The new franchise is operated by General Manager Trevor Rosendahl. If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demonstration contact Mr. Rosendahl and his staff in the Jacksonville area at (904) 779-9020

NiteLites Franchises benefit from a proven system of selling, designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor illumination systems for both residential and commercial properties. NiteLites Franchises have access to a superior line of products made of solid brass, copper, and stainless steel. NiteLites customers appreciate the unique comprehensiveness of our services and the extensive warranties we provide.

NiteLites continually strives to elevate standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the industry. NiteLites products and systems provide the best of both worlds- the latest cutting edge technology from our progressive manufacturers as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to each of our clients.

All of our NiteLites Franchises benefit from our growing reputation for offering affordable excellence with our array of high value guaranteed products. Because of the high quality and reliability of our lighting systems, our Franchises' businesses continue to grow in relation to the amount of time and energy they invest.

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio specializes in the manufacturing, sales, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project.

NiteLites, founded in 1998, was previously distributor based and has recently converted to a franchise model. President and CEO Thomas Frederick said the company is “experiencing dramatic growth” since he took over the company 3 years ago. He also relayed, “We see a real growth trend in this emerging business field and we have hopes to add more than 25 franchised locations in 2005.” For more information please visit us on the web at www.nitelites.com.

If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demonstration contact Mr. Rosendahl and his staff in the Jacksonville area at (904) 779-9020

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Safety Awareness for Handling Polyurea and Polyurea-hybrid Materials

The polyurea coatings’ industry is being pressed for safety today more than ever. There is clearly an increasing trend toward “green” [environmentally-friendly] products for the marketplace. While this may be more visible, perhaps, in homeowner-type products and services, it is also becoming more and more of a factor in the commercial/industrial side of business as well.

(PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- Greater attention is being given to low- and zero-VOC coatings. The “powers that be” are pushing to lower and eliminate the use of solvents. This lends itself nicely to the use of polyurea and the excellent performance characteristics they provide. However, while it is true that once reacted many polyureas have no out-gassing whatsoever, it is important that safety guidelines are still followed before, during, and after the application process.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
It is important that the applicator be familiar with the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS will usually contain these or similar topic sections: Product Description and/or Ingredients; Emergency Overview (including health and physical hazards); First Aid; Fire-Fighting; Spills and Decontamination; Handling and Storage of Materials; Personal Protection (described in more detail below); Ecology; Toxicology; Disposal; Transportation; and Regulatory information.

An applicator does not need to have a degree in chemistry, but he or she does need to have a degree of understanding and common sense about the materials being used. The applicator should know what is being applied and know the risks of handling those materials. The applicator is dealing with unreacted chemistry and, as such, must take certain precautions during transportation, unloading, preparation, and application of those materials.

What is Polyurea or Polyurea-Hybrid?
Polyureas are a combination of an isocyanate on the “A” side and an amine on the “B” side. A polyurea-hybrid is a combination of an isocyanate on the “A” side with a polyol on the “B” side. It should be noted that not all coating systems are created equal. The raw materials for the “A” side formulation typically contain about 1% residual free monomer, which could be HDI, IPDI (both UV stable), MDI, or TDI. However, polyurea systems manufacturers introduce additional monomer to the system to try to achieve certain properties. While this can save money and perhaps make the formulation task easier, it does increase the potential risk to the user. It is reported that some formulators today are using anywhere from 0% to as much as 20% or more monomer.

Hazards of Monomer
The concern with monomers is that they are smaller molecules than prepolymers. As such, they pose a greater potential danger to the user. While usage of proper safety equipment will protect the user, there is always the risk of improperly fitted masks, malfunctioning filters, carelessness/negligence on the part of the applicator, or some other unknown factor. While no one particular formula or concentration of monomer is currently recommended by any association, sheer logic would support that a higher concentration of monomer increases the potential threat for health and/or environmental hazard. As an applicator it is advisable to be aware of what you are using and take appropriate precautions to emphasize proper safety guidelines for applicator crews and people handling the materials.

Although it is also important, for the purpose of this article I will not discuss proper handling of solvents that may be used for cleanup or other use. Below are some possible reactions to exposure to unreacted polyurea materials. For the sake of simplicity, I have loosely combined the exposure reactions of both the “A” and “B” sides. The vast majority of symptoms are identical or very similar.

Exposure Symptoms
Eye: Irritation, burning, or chemical burns.

Skin: Toxins can be absorbed through the skin. Irritation, redness, or a burning sensation can result. A person can become sensitized to the materials after exposure. This can lead to an exaggerated response to even minimal concentrations of monomer. Therefore, sensitized persons should not be exposed to ANY level of unreacted monomer.

Respiratory: Irritation causing nasal discharge, coughing, discomfort in nose, throat, and chest. Severe exposure may result in difficulty breathing, risk of serious damage to the respiratory system, headache, nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness.

Safety Precautions
While it is likely that applicators are already well aware and properly trained in the area of Personal Protection, let’s do a quick overview of some current equipment used:

Eye Protection: Some type of chemical safety goggles or a half- or full-face shield. If any chance of splashing, a full-face shield is recommended. If you wear glasses, remember that prescription safety glasses will not be sufficient. Be sure to use equipment designed for use with glasses.

Skin Protection: Wear gloves to protect the hands; Neoprene, butyl rubber, or nitrile rubber gloves are preferred. Thin latex gloves may not be the best choice for repeated or long-term use. To protect the rest of the body, some type of protective clothing would be appropriate. This could include some type of full body zip up suit with or without an air hose depending on conditions. You may want to choose equipment according to your polyurea system supplier’s recommendations.

Know What You're Using
When deciding on a polyurea coating system, you may want to ask the system supplier the following questions to maintain safety.

What is the residual free monomer content in your system? (The lower the safer; this number will not likely exceed 1%.)

How much, if any, isocyanate monomer do you use in formulating the isocyanate side of the system?

We cannot, as an industry, afford to have injuries occur because of ignorance about the polyurea technology. This type of accident is costly on two levels: First, an injured worker takes money from the business via medical costs as well as lost work production time; Secondly, reports of injuries associated with any particular coating affects the public perception of the entire industry, from formulator to applicator. This takes money out of future orders.

What Can the Industry do to Promote Safety?
Clear, easily recognizable labeling of materials makes a lot of sense. It will not help anyone to ignore the real hazards of the chemistry by not being straightforward about what is being handled, transported, and used. Perhaps the time has come for a designation or rating system so that anyone in potential contact with unreacted polyurea materials can easily identify the level of potential health hazards associated with using a particular polyurea coating system. If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to forward them to the PDA and/or the author.

In summary, this article was designed to focus mainly on safe use of polyurea components. I would like to again remind any and all applicators in the polyurea community to be aware of what they are doing and what they are using. Protect yourself and others around you. Armed with this information and the proper training and equipment, the applicator should be well prepared to provide a high quality and safe coating for the customer, continued safe work and income for the applicator teams, increased jobs and profits for the application companies, and increased orders and profits for the manufacturers of the coating systems.

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Streamline Systems Announces the Axapta PDM/PLM Module

Solution Focuses on Providing Business Improvements for Industrial Equipment Companies

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- Streamline Systems, LLC, a leading Microsoft Business Solution Certified “Competent” Partner, today announced the availability of its Axapta PDM/PLM Application. The software is a proven solution for companies that require the need for a leading Product Data Management application. The PDM Module is a solution that was developed specifically for Axapta and written in X++, which expressly meets the needs of CAD integration to Axapta ERP in many kinds of companies and business lines. It is fully integrated with Microsoft’s Axapta Inventory and Bill of Material module and makes full use of the robust document handling within Axapta. Streamline Systems, with 10 years experience in this industry, uses their proven methodology to reduce implementation time and project risk of the PDM Module and Axapta implementations. This application is an integral part of the Industrial Equipment and Machinery Solution available through Streamline Systems.

The PDM module meets the market demand for CAD Integration with the leading CAD Systems, the PDM Module has complete of Revision and ECO Control for Items, BOM’s Routings and Documentation as well as fully integrated into Axapta Projects, CRM, Product Configuration, Production and Purchasing. Streamline Systems has the ability to provide fast implementation to the existing Axapta client base in North America.

“The PDM Module provides the tools to provide companies a much shorter time-to market for new products by full use of the concurrent engineering methodology and integration that is inherent within the PDM Module that leads to a shorter development cycle” said Al Galinot, Sr. Partner for Streamline Systems. “Now, more quickly and cost-effectively than ever, Streamline Systems allows customers to take advantage of this solution which is seamlessly written in the Axapta programming language, X++ and fully utilizes the Axapta database and existing Axapta functionality . This innovative approach makes this enterprise solution accessible to the mid-market, the fastest-growing industry segment.”

About Streamline Systems
Streamline Systems, a leading Certified Microsoft Business Solution Partner, has helped dozens of businesses utilize information technology to improve their bottom line by increasing sales and lowering costs. They are committed to providing leading Microsoft ERP solutions to the Industrial Equipment and Machinery Industry. What differentiates Streamline Systems is their industry expert consultants. Their consultants, averaging over 18 years experience in this industry, are focused on helping their customers improve their business operations.

Streamline Systems, LLC can be reached at www.streamlinesys.com or call at (720) 200-0142

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February 19, 2022

International Barrier Technology Selected for 'Business and Beyond' Production to be Aired on CNBC

International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Platinum Television Group to be featured in a segment entitled “Building Design Solutions” in the Models of Excellence series.

Watkins, MN (PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Platinum Television Group to be featured in a segment entitled “Building Design Solutions” in the Models of Excellence series. The airing is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2005. The initial production will be shown on the highly acclaimed television series, "Business and Beyond" and featured on CNBC in the United States and Europe. Repeat airings will take place 100 times in 25 leading markets across the United States.

“Barrier is extremely pleased to have been selected to participate in the ‘Business and Beyond’ television program”, said Dr. Michael Huddy, President and CEO of International Barrier. “The show is known to be both educational and entertaining in its mission to inform a dedicated audience about pertinent topics of interest to them. As a participant in the ‘Building Design Solutions’ program, Barrier’s Blazeguard® product will be discussed as a viable design solution to fire issues in residential buildings. We expect to receive an enthusiastic response from both homeowners and builders.”

About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials. Its patented, non-combustible, non-toxic Pyrotite formulation has an extraordinary capability: It releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and uniquely combine properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard® customers include major homebuilding companies: Centex (CTX: NYSE), D.R. Horton (DHI: NYSE), KB Home (KBH: NYSE), and Lennar (LEN: NYSE). Blazeguard® distributors include: Lowe's Companies (LOW: NYSE), Stock Building Supply, and Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc.. Pyrotite has potential applications for engineered wood products, paint, plastics, and expanded polystyrene.

Barrier is part of the DJ Building Materials Index (US).

About Platinum Television Group
Platinum Television Group, located in Deerfield Beach, FL, has been delivering the full scope of an advertiser's message to audiences for more than seven years through its innovative half-hour programs, which delve into many popular areas of interest.. Platinum currently offers 11 different shows, with more in the works, aired on targeted national and international cable networks, as well as on regional broadcast stations. The key is to educate, as well as entertain, viewers with feature-style segments about interesting companies and products or technologies.

International Barrier Technology Inc.

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NiteLites - Mykal Monar Buys NiteLites of Indianapolis

NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations, announces Mykal Monar buys NiteLites of Indianapolis from former boss and owner Clay Williams.

(PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- NiteLites - The Landscape Lighting Professionals announces Mykal Monar as the new owner of NiteLites Indianapolis. Mr. Monar purchased NiteLites of Indianapolis from former boss and owner Clay Williams. Mr. Monar brings 4 ½ years experience of selling, installing, and servicing NiteLites lighting systems to his role as owner.

NiteLites lighting systems offers many benefits:
- Smart Investment – Increase the value and resale of your home and make your home the showcase of the neighborhood.
- Practical and Elegant – Enjoy more hours outside in the comfort of your own home and create an elegant atmosphere for entertaining.
- Expandable – Our lighting systems are designed to meet your needs today and tomorrow.
- Worry Free – Solid brass and copper fixtures with 5 year warranty and 1 year on bulbs. Maintenance is performed by full time NiteLites service crews.
- Safety and Security – Increased protection for your family and friends.
- Attention to Detail – Installation by our trained professionals with careful attention to detail and no disturbance to your landscaping or property.

NiteLites’ world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites’ proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project.

For more information on the growing trend of outdoor lighting and/or a NiteLites Franchise, contact Tom Frederick at NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., (866) NiteLites or visit their web site at www.nitelites.com.

If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demo, contact Mykal Minor and his staff at (317) 706-8550. Or, stop by to see NiteLites' comprehensive program of superior outdoor lighting systems and service for both residential and commercial properties at the 46th Annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show, March 13– 21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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February 18, 2022

KL Design Group Completes Design of the Pearl Wine Shop and Bar Mestizo at Andina Restaurant

KL Design also developed the corporate identity, and architectural and materials selection for both Bar Mestizo (www.andinarestaurant.com) and The Pearl Wine Shop (www.thepearlwineshop.com)

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Portland-based KL Design Group has completed the renovation of Bar Mestizo at Andina Restaurant, as well as the design of The Pearl Wine Shop, a retail wine shop and private dining cellar in the lower courtyard of the historic Pennington building. “I try to alter the design landscape of Portland with each restaurant or hotel project,” says Kyle Lynch, principal and founder of KL Design Group. “I create unique places with an urban and sophisticated aesthetic that moves people out of the familiar.” KL Design also developed the corporate identity, and architectural and materials selection for both Bar Mestizo (www.andinarestaurant.com) and The Pearl Wine Shop (www.thepearlwineshop.com)

Latin Flair at Bar Mestizo:
Kyle Lynch took the existing bar area at Andina and transformed it into a lively space for lunch, happy hour or late night dining. KL Design added new banquettes along one side of the room, a sandstone fireplace, intimate booths, and communal wooden tables with an inset “lazy susan” element for sharing Andina’s small plate appetizers. KL Design also incorporated a raw bar station into the bar and designed a jamon cart for tableside preparations of butifarras, a Peruvian tradition of cooked ham sliced and served to order on a house-made quinoa roll. “Bar Mestizo presents customers with a different version of Andina’s popular Peruvian cuisine,” says Lynch. “The redesigned bar is more approachable and creates a separate vibe from the main dining room.”

Cellar Dining in The Pearl Wine Shop:
This cellar-like wine shop combines a retail space with an intimate setting for private dining events. Located on the lower level of the Pennington Building, beneath Andina, the Pearl Wine Shop offers audiovisual elements for business meetings, as well as the artistic ambience found in one of the neighboring art galleries. The 21 featured wines are presented along a fir mantel accented with lighting from above to emphasize each bottle. “It is a minimalist design with a touch of rustic, wine cellar décor with a knotty alder table seating 16, high-backed Mediterranean chairs, tumbled slate walls and a walnut floor.”

About KL Design Group:
Kyle Lynch founded KL Design Group in 1998 as a multi-faceted studio offering interior, architectural and landscape design, as well as web design and development for both private and commercial clients. Clients include: fivespice, Gower St. Bistro, St. Honoré Boulangerie, Vault Martini, Tucci Restaurant, Cannon Beach Hotel and Tututun Lodge. For more information or to view a portfolio, visit www.kl-design.com or call 503-233-4160

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“Business & Beyond” to Feature Sunbelt Rentals Inc

Sunbelt Rentals, since its start in 1983, has evolved from a small local operation to a well-known name in the construction rental industry.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Sunbelt Rentals Inc. for its innovative, educational television series, Business & Beyond. The company will be featured in a segment on “Saving Costs on the Construction Site.”

Sunbelt Rentals, since its start in 1983, has evolved from a small local operation to a well-known name in the construction rental industry. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Sunbelt currently has more than 200 locations coast to coast. Additional locations are being opened every month. The company has now established itself as the fourth largest rental company in the United States, with sister companies operating worldwide.

Over the past few decades the construction industry has gone through a lot of changes. The contractors’ needs have changed, including the way they handle equipment. A few years back contractors used to buy their own equipment, but along with that came some drawbacks, such as depreciation in value, maintenance and storage costs.

Now most contractors rent the equipment they need. Renting is more advantageous because they get the exact equipment they need, reduce repair costs and there are no maintenance fees. It frees up capital for contractors. When the job is complete, the equipment is simply returned. There are no ownership hassles such as finance, insurance, real property taxes, maintenance, transportation, or storage costs. In the marketplace today, renting construction equipment is the cost-effective way to get the job done.

Sunbelt has the diverse equipment inventory needed to serve the needs of the construction and industrial marketplace. Sunbelt also offers specialty rental and labor services including turnkey setup, monitoring and removal for large pump, generator and scaffold projects. If a location doesn’t have what you need, their expert staff will source and obtain it from their growing service network. They offer industry-leading 24/7 service for emergencies with a one hour response rate of 98%. Sunbelt Rentals offers the best and most diversified product range and work force specialists in the industry.

For more information, see www.sunbeltrentals.com

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“Great Taste” Show to Feature Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, CN

Pioneer Log Homes features handcrafted log home building, starting from the log shell to full home packages complete with custom doors, windows, and cabinets.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia for its innovative, educational television series, Great Taste. The company will be featured in a segment on “Building Your Perfect Dream Home” in the Lifestyle Series.

Pioneer Log Homes features handcrafted log home building, starting from the log shell to full home packages complete with custom doors, windows, and cabinets. These are not just tiny log cabins—they range up to more than 6000 square feet of luxurious living space, built to order.

Logs are natural insulators. They radiate heat back into the house, at the same time providing an aesthetic look unmatched by any other building material. The logs are hand peeled with drawknives and finished with axes and slicks. The company provides the world's finest stands of spruce, pine, fir, and Western red cedar.

It is a family business: After learning the almost-lost art of handcrafted log building from a Native Indian named Samson Jack, Bryan Reid Sr. established Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia in 1973. They established three fully productive building sites: William Lake site, Soda Creek site, and Nimpo Lake site. Close family support was then necessary for the operation to succeed: brother André Chevigny became the General Manager overseeing day-to-day operations. Brother David Chevigny secures and harvests timber. Son Bryan Reid Jr. overseas the training and operations of the Nimpo Lake building site, and brother Keith Reid owns and operates MasterCraft Cabinets, Windows and Doors.

With more than 30 years of family tradition in business, Pioneer houses are professionally constructed and precisely built according to the demands and personal desires of customers. The design and drafting department ensures the building of the perfect dream log home by using computerized art drafting equipment to create the plans.

Today, Pioneer Log Homes has emerged as a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, handcrafted log building company, recognized throughout the world as the industry leader and being well positioned to meet the challenges of the new millennium. Pioneer has distributors in the U.S. and Germany as well.

For more information, see www.pioneerloghomesofbc.com

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Latin Builders Association Installs Augusto J. Gil As Its New President

He leads LBA’s second generation of builders, who are poised to guide the organization into a new chapter of growth, involvement, and commitment to South Florida and its most dynamic industry.

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Latin Builders Association (LBA), the largest Hispanic construction trade organization in the United States, recently celebrated the installation of its new president and board of directors, an occasion that heralded the advent of a busy new chapter in the group’s 34-year history.

In an elegant gala held at Downtown Miami’s InterContinental Hotel, over one thousand distinguished guests witnessed the inauguration ceremony, in which prominent developer Augusto J. Gil was sworn in as president of LBA. A second-generation builder, Mr. Gil will lead this energetic organization for the next two years. He takes charge at a time in which the area’s construction industry and the community itself are experiencing unprecedented growth; this boom —especially the resurgence of the city of Miami’s core with dozens of high rise and mixed use projects— has therefore created new opportunities and challenges.

“Latin Builders Association has a strong tradition of commitment to our area’s growth, security and wellbeing,” says Mr. Gil. “The new board of directors and I are already taking on issues and projects that are vital to our community, our industry and our organization.”

Among LBA’s goals this year is to work closely with the Florida legislature and the governor’s office on a growth management bill. Locally, the association’s committees are participating in the amendment of Miami-Dade’s zoning code, as well as the modernization processes of various public service departments.

“This changing of the guard, in which the second generation is now leading the way to the future, comes at a unique time and place in the history of LBA,” added Augusto J. Gil. “We are charged with a great responsibility and are humbled by the trust placed on us.”

Assisting Latin Builders Association’s new chief executive will be the organization’s president-elect, Osvaldo M. Vento, president of Everglades Lumber, and the nine members of the new Executive Board: Angel Medina, Jr., immediate past president, Latin Builders Association, and president, Regions Bank (formerly Union Planters Bank) in Miami; Gloria Velázquez-Meitin, director of entitlements, Lennar Homes; Hiram Ocariz, co-founder and partner, Ocariz, Gitlin & Zomerfeld, CPA; Jorge Piedra, attorney, Jorge L. Piedra, P.A.; Luis García, president, Adonel Concrete; Marisol Tamarazzo, vice president, United Homes International; Ernesto Portuondo, Jr., manager, Countrywide Home Loans; Noelia Moreno, vice president of sales and administration, Moralmar Kitchen Cabinets; and Jorge Guerra, Jr., vice president, Design Drywall, Inc.

Also playing fundamental roles in this new phase are LBA’s dynamic board of directors, forty-seven individuals who represent a cross-section of South Florida’s business community, and the organization’s administrative staff, headed by its director of operations, Angel Garay.

With over 800 members, Latin Builders Association is an energetic, non-profit organization that encompasses a vast array of individuals and companies related to South Florida’s vibrant construction industry. Since its establishment in 1971 by a group of 12 subcontractors, Latin Builders Association has embodied the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, tradesmen and other professionals not directly associated with the business of construction, striving to provide a vital forum for discussion, networking, training/ development, and representation at the local and state level.

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February 17, 2022

Artemis Solutions Group Announces a Dramatic Price Drop on the BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock

Imagine securing your home with the latest in fingerprint biometric technology and at the same time eliminating the headache of shared or lost keys. Now you can with the BioCert® Guardian™ Biometric Door Lock from Biometrics Direct... All for much less than you might imagine! The BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock runs exclusively on battery power. Powered by 4 AA batteries, it can be operated for up to a year without changing the batteries. Fingerprint enrollment is quick and easy. Up to 138 users can be enrolled directly on the fingerprint lock at the door.

Freeland, WA (PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- US Company - Artemis Solutions Group, a privately held biometric and smart card technology company is releasing for sale and distribution the revolutionary BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock. This revolutionary consumer product is squarely targeted at home and small business consumers with a retail price of $199.95

"In addition to being a refuge from the hectic pace of the modern day world, our homes are a gathering place for friends and family.

Often it is necessary for us to grant others access to our homes when we are not available or for us to have access without a key.

Now you can secure your home with the BioCert Guardian fingerprint door lock. Our core marketing message for this product is "BioCert® - The Power of You™", and this technology really lives up to that slogan. Only people that you personally authorize can unlock the door with their fingerprint." states James Childers - President of Artemis Solutions Group. (http://www.artemis-usa.com)

"This revolutionary technology was developed and integrated by our partner Adel for use in China and Hong Kong and now the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock is becoming one of the hottest technology items for homes and small business throughout the globe." said Mac McGolpin - Operations Director for Intelligent Biometric Solutions, LTD. (http://www.biometriq.com)

The BioCert trademark is registered in the United States and is exclusively owned by Artemis Solutions Group which operates a group of biometric and smart card companies with distributorships and authorized resellers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Hong Kong.

Intelligent Biometric Solutions Ltd is the sourcing arm affiliated with Artemis Solutions Group.

BioCert® door locks have recently been featured in the smash hit Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC Television and in the hit movie iRobot starring Will Smith. The drawback to these locks in the past has been their high price and required professional installation because of a mortise lockset.

Mr. Childers clarifies - "Traditionally, biometric locks have been based upon the highly secure 5 latch international mortise. This type of mortise is used primarily in hotels, banks and office buildings because of the increased strength of the latch. Unfortunately product requires a professional carpenter or locksmith to route out a hole to install the lock. We designed the BioCert Guardian Fingerprint Door Lock to be used either stand alone or in conjunction with the customers existing deadbolt.

One of the best features of the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock is that it uses a standard cylindrical lockset with both a 2 3/8 or 2 3/4" backset supplied and can be quickly installed in most doors with little effort.

I myself am all thumbs when it comes to mechanical projects and yes... even I had this installed, up and running on my office door in under 20 minutes with NO additional tools required. Everything I needed was right in the box!"

The BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock is designed as a secure biometric door lock for home and small business with the following unique benefits -

Security and Peace of Mind - The Many uses of the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock

Home Use -
Family - From the student that is fresh off to college to the family member that occasionally visits and arrives late in the night, it is often necessary for family members to have a way to enter our homes without additional intervention on our part. Currently the only ways to accommodate these scenarios is by giving the individual a key or leaving one in a location that can be readily accessed (under the proverbial door mat). But what happens when someone loses their key, worse yet, what happens when you need to change the locks because a key left in an easily guessed location was lost or stolen? With the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock you can program up to 138 individuals fingerprints into the lock for immediate access. This allows you to grant access to any individual you choose.

Walkers & Joggers - There is nothing quite like an early morning walk or jog to jump start your day. Carrying extra items like wallets, purses and keys is not convenient for this activity. While it is possible to simply leave your front door open or leave a key under the mat, this is not conducive to good home security. Why not use something you always take with you to open the door? Your fingerprint cannot be lost, stolen or forgotten with the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock.

Children - In today's society most families have parents that work. Often in single parent families or families where both parents are working outside the home it is necessary for children to have access to the home while the parents are away. Entrusting even the most responsible child with a key is problematic. Keys that are lost, stolen or simply left in a desk at school will not ensure that your child arrives safely inside the house after a day at school. With the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock you can have confidence in knowing that your child has access to the safety of your home even when you can't be there.

Shared Residence, Condos, Apartments & Time Shares - If you own a piece of property where you share ownership such as a condo, leased apartment or vacation home, the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock will allow you to grant access to all ownership parties while maintaining absolute control over who has access. You can be guaranteed that there will be no key swapping or sharing and that only the authorized individuals have access using the security of Fingerprint Biometric Technology.

Office Use - Management Suite and Human Resource Offices - Protect your business' most important assets and the future of your company with the Biometric Security Features of the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock.

Secure the IT Closet or Server Room with the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock. With the growing importance of ecommerce and online transaction processing the security of your IT infrastructure has never been so critical as it is now.

Technology & Supplies Store Room - It is frighteningly true that most theft in small business is from internal sources. Most organizations don't even realize that they have been too trustworthy until it is too late. While most employees are honest and worthy of the great trust we place in them, there can be those within your organization that have less than honest intent.

Don't even give an unscrupulous employee a chance. Whether the loss in your organization is an employee stealing high ticket items to turn into ready cash by selling them on an internet auction site or an employee pilfering office supplies, you can trust your security to the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock.

Features of the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock:
- Unlocking Options: Fingerprint, PIN/code or Mechanical Key
- Cylindrical lockset - Easy to install and simple to operate
- No PC Connection Required
- Total 138 fingerprint users
- Fingerprint can be added and erased on the lock directly
- Integrated cast steel with stainless steel finish
- Lock can be set to "normally open" status for meetings or events
- Concealed mechanical Key override for emergency
- No external wiring required - Operates on 4 AA Batteries with easy Battery Replacement
- Outside lever free to rotate in locked mode
- Single Step Egress for Fire Code Compliance

Specifications of the BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock:
- Image capture time: 1 seconds
- Response time: 1 seconds
- FAR (False acceptance rate): 0.0001%
- FRR (False rejection rate): 0.0001%
- Operation voltage: DC6V
- Operating current: =540mA
- Operating temperature indoors: -8c~ +85c
- Operating temperature outdoors: -8c~ +85c
- Operating humidity: 20%~90%
- Finger capacity: 138
- Number of fingerprints to register per user: Two
- Applications (stand-alone): Banking, warehouse, office, home, etc.
- Door requirements (2): If the lock is for a secure entry door, the installation should be performed by a qualified locksmith.

The BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint door lock lock is setting new standards for home security and safety, but the best feature of all is its price - only $199.95! Free UPS Ground Shipping in the US is also included.

Intelligent Biometric Solutions Ltd is the sourcing arm affiliated with Artemis Solutions Group.

The BioCert® Guardian™ Fingerprint Door Lock is being sold through the following authorized retailers and outlets -

By Telephone Toll Free in US and Canada - Biometrics Direct - 1-800-519-8800

This product can be purchased securely online:
Asia
http://www.biometriq.com - Intelligent Biometric Solutions Ltd.

Australia
http://www.biometriq.com.au - Intelligent Biometric Solutions Australia

Americas and Global
http://www.biometricdoorlock.com - Artemis Solutions Group Direct Website
http://www.biometricsdirect.com - Global Site
http://www.biometricsdirect.us - US Site
http://www.1010biometrics.com - Canada
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.chekkos.com - Mexico


Artemis Solutions Group has an active global dealer program for locksmiths, home builders, remodeling specialists and retail shops. Those interested are encouraged to contact Mr. Childers directly by email at e-mail protected from spam bots or by phone at 1-800-519-8800

Artemis Solutions Group is a privately held Company founded in 2001. Our Global Operations Headquarters is located in Freeland, Washington on lovely Whidbey Island - just outside of Seattle.

Mission
Artemis Solutions Group, through its operating group of companies provides best of breed security solutions utilizing biometric and smart card methodologies. Our focus is on supplying relevant and unique security enhancing solutions to local, regional governments, mid-market enterprise customers and home users.

Headquarters
Global Headquarters Site - http://www.artemis-usa.com

International Design, Manufacturing, Sales, Distribution and Logistics - http://www.biometriq.com

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Rollex's Manchester Vinyl Siding Manifests Darker Colors Desired by Homeowners

To satisfy new tastes in home building and remodeling, Rollex Corporation has introduced Manchester vinyl siding, which boasts the darkest vinyl siding colors in the company's 50-year history.

Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- Utilizing new developments in plastics engineering, Rollex Corporation has introduced Manchester vinyl siding, which boasts the darkest vinyl siding colors in the company's 50-year history.

The Manchester series includes four "premium dark colors": medium-brown Carmel; gray-blue Blue Granite, brown-gray Acorn, and medium-green Sage. In addition, Manchester comes in 14 light and mid-range colors.

The siding also has a newly designed nailing hem to aid contractors and installers. "The homebuilding industries, particularly custom builders, remodelers, and architects, are demanding richer, darker colors in vinyl siding," says Jennifer Thompson, Rollex's marketing director. "Their customers want the low-maintenance of vinyl in a broader color spectrum. Recent advances in plastic resins allow us to meet that demand with confidence in the product's long-term durability."

"Colorfastness and thermal stability have been the traditional obstacles to darker vinyl siding colors," Rollex says.

"Manchester's dark-hued panels utilize a new, highly fade-resistant top-layer material from chemical giant BASF Corp. This capstock, an acrylic copolymer resin, won't "chalk" and provides 99.5 percent UV protection to the underlying vinyl siding," BASF says.

In addition, Rollex has developed a proprietary vinyl formulation that protects panels against warping from solar heat absorbed by dark colors.

Manchester vinyl siding has a subtle wood-grain texture with a low-gloss finish resembling exterior latex paint.

The siding offers Rollex's first "rollover"-style (folded-over) reinforced nailing hem, which effectively doubles the thickness of the vinyl around the fasteners for a secure installation. The vinyl itself is 0.044 inches (44 mils) thick, more than 25 per cent thicker than the Vinyl Siding Institute's requirement for certification.

Also new is a calibrated nail guide, laser imprinted along the hem, to help installers locate wall studs.

Manchester is available in three profiles: double-4", double- 41/2" Dutch lap, and double-5". The "legs" of the panel profiles project outwards 5/8-inch, providing rigidity for a straight appearance on the wall.

For product sales and information, contact Rollex Corporation, Marketing Dept., 2001 Lunt Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone (800) 251-3300; fax (800) 251-8965; E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots. Web site: http://www.rollex.com.

Press information contact for Rollex Corp.:
Nat Silverman
Nathan J. Silverman Co. PR
1830 Sherman Ave., Suite 401
Evanston, IL 60201-3773
Tel: (847) 328-4292
Fax: (847) 328-4317
Web: www.njscompany.com

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February 16, 2022

Designer Doors Direct Changes Name To Avalon Doors

Designer Doors Direct, LLC has announced that it has changed its name to Avalon Doors, LLC. The company, based in Encinitas, California felt that the name change was appropiate and better reflects its market and products.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 16, 2022 -- Designer Doors Direct, LLC has announced that it has changed its name to Avalon Doors, LLC. The company, based in Encinitas, California felt that the name change was appropiate and better reflects its market and products. In order to facilitate our National expansion, we needed to secure a name that was less generic and the name Designer Doors was a very common across the United States. Avalon Doors has opened new showrooms in Las Vegas, Orange County, San Francisco, Palm Desert, Phoenix. Detroit, Minneapolis and Denver and has expansion plans in a dozen new locations.

The meaning of Avalon is “The enchanted Isle where King Arthur and Genevieve were buried.” Its translation is “The Birthplace of Art.” We feel that our artists and craftsmen were better represented by this new name. Avalon Doors, which manufactures 100% Solid Mahogany Hand Crafted Exterior and Interior doors, offers exclusive Tuscany, Old World, Contempory and custom designs to meet the needs of today’s homebuilders and homeowners. Our professional design staff can work with Designers, Architects, Builders and Homeowners to create truly a one of a kind masterpiece for your home.

At Avalon Doors, “we combine artistry and craftsmanship to satisfy the most discriminating clients” says David Fitzgerald, CEO of Avalon Doors. Our rich mahogany doors are meticulously hand crafted to provide the timeless elegance you desire and deserve.

Avalon Doors LLC specializes in new construction and provides factory direct pricing to both home owners and the trades. Our exclusive designs have been featured in Veranda, Elle Décor, San Diego’s Décor & Style and Rancho Santa Fe’s, Ranch and Coast Magazines. Some specialties are custom entry systems, wine rooms and media rooms.

Avalon Doors also offers a full line of Carved wood, Wrought Iron, Beveled and Tiffany Glass Doors available in a variety of stains. Our showroom is located at 1542 Encinitas Blvd at the El Camino Real intersection. Showroom hours are Mon-Sat from 10-4 and Sundays by appointment. Visit our web site at www.avalondoors.net.

Press Contact:
David Fitzgerald
Tel: 760-633-1474
http://www.avalondoors.net

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Log Homes from "Northern Exposure" to Serve as Backdrop for Two-Day Log Home Building Class

The Log Home Builder's Association of North America (www.loghomebuilders.org) offers a two day class on building log homes from scratch. The next class will be taught on February 23rd and 24th at the 7,000 square foot log home used in the filming the television show, "Northern Exposure". The same log home is part of the association's ranch located in Monroe, Washington.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 16, 2022 -- The 7,000 square foot log home used in the filming of the television series "Northern Exposure" as the home of retired astronaut Maurice Minnifield (played by actor Barry Corbin) serves as the backdrop for a two-day class on building log homes, offered by The Log Home Builder’s Association of North America (http://www.loghomebuilders.org/). The next class is scheduled for February 23rd and 24th, 2005 at the world-famous log home location near Monroe, Washington

In addition to teaching the craft of log home building, The Log Home Builder’s Association of North America shows students how to use pioneering techniques to build their home from scratch without a log home kit. Many of the association’s students have built their log home without a mortgage.

The two-day class is offered periodically throughout the year to students who fly in from around the world to learn the craft of building their own log home. The cost of the class is included in the association’s lifetime membership fee of $795 ($695 each for groups of two or more).

To sign up for a class or to get more information about log home building, visit the association’s web site at www.loghomebuilders.org or call the association at (360) 794-4469.

About The Log Home Builder’s Association of North America
The Log Home Builder’s Association of North America has been teaching students to build their own log homes and log cabins from scratch since 1965 and currently has over 45,000 members throughout the world. The association was founded by Skip Ellsworth, a fifth-generation log home builder who is considered the world’s foremost authority on log home construction.

Contact Information:
Steve White
The Log Home Builder’s Association of North America
425-894-0561
http://www.loghomebuilders.org

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ContractorSupplyBid.com Takes the Digging Out of Green and Construction Industry Sales Processes

As demand and costs for construction and related materials continues to increase; many contractors and suppliers are finding it more and more difficult to connect. Using our new “Conexx System” on (www.contractorsupplybid.com) contractors materials requests are automatically distributed to building materials, landscape, masonry and related suppliers instantly. With a staff is comprised of construction and technology professionals the system has been designed to allow ease of use by those that are or are not technology savvy.

Braintree, MA (PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- Landscape and construction materials pricing can vary widely. This is primarily due to transportation costs, product deficiencies, overstocked and discontinuations. In recent months and years some construction materials have been out of stock for months at a time. The inconvenience this places on the contractor when either looking to purchase specified materials or complete a project is overwhelming. Having an estimating department is all but a dream for many contractors and for those that do it becomes costly to utilize their talents searching for or just ensuring the best pricing for materials.

Using our system allows a contractor to instantly source materials from a wide variety of vendors locally and nationally. Using our online platform RFQ’s can be placed anytime day or night. Once the request is entered it is sorted and distributed to all possible suppliers for pricing.

For suppliers looking to expand their business and reach a targeted audience the options are few online. The construction marketplace online has been dominated by a slew of free link sites. As with many other advertising options it is all too easy to become lost. Our system works within the suppliers capabilities. New suppliers are asked to provide a product listings and what states or regions they are looking to service. They are also given an opportunity to receive all requests in a category, allowing the opportunity to provide pricing on alternate products, a fairly common practice within the industry. When a request is generated from a contractor for a product they carry in a region they supply, they are automatically notified by email.

“It is crucial that we develop a platform that is easy to navigate and utilize for all parties involved, the response has been an overwhelming yes so far. We spoke with a wide variety of contractors and suppliers in order to incorporate what they felt were needed. We are making looking at new ideas daily to incorporate new ideas.” said Bill Mendon Operations Support Manager.

The business landscape has changed forever, we are positioned to accommodate the sales and procurement needs of the green and construction industries. Our staff has worked hard through the development and implementation of the site. The experience of building a system like this from the ground up allows each staff member the opportunity to interact more efficiently with our clients and their needs and adapt the system to them when needed.

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February 15, 2022

Bedford at Falls River Glimmers with Gold; Attains Multiple National Awards

The appeal of Bedford, Raleigh's top selling new home community, has spread throughout the homebuilding industry. Bedford's Charleston Builder Group was given the Gold Award for Best Product Design by a Small Vollume Builder, the highest honor of its kind throughout the nation.

Raleigh, N.C.(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Already recognized as the 2004 Community of the Year by the North Carolina Home Builders Association, Bedford At Falls River has once again amazed its peers, this time on the national level. Bedford At Falls River, a Wakefield Development Company Community, won 16 awards from 2005’s “Nationals” – The National Sales and Marketing Awards.

After qualifying for the finals, Bedford and its Charleston Builder Group went up against the Nation’s best, and triumphantly took home the Gold Award for Best Product Design by a Small Volume Builder; the only Gold taken in all of North Carolina by a community or builder.

Bedford’s developers and a number of its partners were previously awarded nine Regional awards and six Silver awards in this year’s competition. Bedford’s six Silver Awards distinguish it from a very competitive field of 1200 entries and confirmed Bedford’s eligibility as a finalist for the coveted “Nationals” Gold Award trophy for each category.

“The entire Bedford and Wakefield Development team is thrilled with the outstanding performance at The Nationals,” claimed Kathy Catullo, Director of Marketing for Bedford. “Being recognized by such an esteemed council 15 times, then to take home a Gold, it truly puts an exclamation point on all of our efforts and the efforts of our partners.”

Bedford, a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) style community, has built quite a reputation, and serves as a premiere model for future TND developments in the Triangle area of North Carolina and beyond. The judges weren’t the only people to notice the remarkably appealing community; a Triangle record 368 homes were sold in 2004 at Bedford.

Wakefield Development poured their efforts into every little detail at Bedford, and being recognized on so many different aspects certainly is rewarding for all of Bedford’s associates. “But the best reward is to finally see our vision coming to realization, and all Bedford’s residents enjoying the incredible lifestyle that this vision offers,” added Catullo.

Bedford won its Silver Awards for marketing and design categories including Best Community Brochure – Masterplanned Community, Best Broker Promotion, Best Television Commercial, Best Landscape Design, Best Product By A Small Volume Builder (less than 100 units) and Masterplanned Community Of The Year. The Masterplanned Community of the Year Award is only available to those who entered a mandatory 8 categories.

The nine Regional Awards indicate that Bedford received the judges’ highest total score for its region within those categories. The Regional Awards included all the categories for the Silver Award wins as well as Best Color Ad - Masterplan, Best Radio Commercial, Best Signage Program, and Best Interior Merchandising For A Model - $400,001 to $650,000.

The national success of Bedford At Falls River can be credited to Wakefield Development Company and the all-star supporting cast it has assembled. Each of the 16 awards can be attributed to a joint effort between Wakefield Development Company and its many partners, which include Littleton Advertising & Marketing of New Bern & Raleigh; Ear Works of Virginia Beach, VA; Chip Henderson Photography of Oxford, NC; Crescent Moon Pictures of Bluffton, SC; Rodney’s Sign Company of Apex, NC; ETd, Dave D’Amato Design Associates of Cary, NC; J. Michael Hubbard, Architect, Cary NC; Design Environments Inc. of Kennesaw, GA; W&W; Partners, Inc. and many others.

The Nationals is the premiere awards show presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders. It’s the largest competition in the nation for new-home sales and marketing professionals and communities. It is also considered the most prestigious, in part because of its national scope.

Winners from The Nationals emerge from a painstaking three-day judging process that includes evaluation by some of the industry’s finest marketing professionals, representing a wide range of disciplines and a geographic cross-section.

Celebrating its 24th year in 2005, The Nationals pays tribute to superior new-home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils. The Nationals showcases winners in distinguished national, regional and local publications.

For more information about Bedford At Falls River, please visit www.BedfordTradition.com, call 919-792-0100, or visit the Welcome Center at 4390 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614

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FlowSense Expands Operation to Maple Business Park

FlowSense today announced an expansion plan to increase staffing and develop manufacturing and assembly capabilities.

Maple Grove, MN (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- FlowSense has recently leased an additional facility at Maple Business Park in Maple Grove to accommodate new support/technical staffing and expand its operation to manufacturing and assembly of environmental, security, and industrial products. "The additional facility will provide much needed space to facilitate our business growth, product design, and development," stated Paul Smallwood, president of FlowSense.

"By expanding into manufacturing and assembly, FlowSense can offer high quality and cost effective solutions to our clients in both private and public sectors," said Smallwood. "We want to focus on the development of fast-to-market products, such as custom integration of commercial off-the-shelf components into a complete system that might not be available through our OEM partners. It is our firm commitment to provide value-added products and services to our clients and we will do whatever it takes to become their partner of choice in environmental, biometric, and industrial needs."

FlowSense LLC is an award-winning veteran owned small business (VOSB) and 8(a)/SDB certified Technology Company providing integrated technical solutions in security products and systems integration (biometrics), environmental monitoring and services (air and water), and industrial solutions (facility contracting, supplier of valves, fasteners, process controls) to the environmental, medical, industrial, electronics, military/defense, and government agencies.

For more information, visit FlowSense website at http://www.flowsense.com

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Kara Homes Targets Baby Boomers

If you’re looking for a new home in New Jersey to find the best place to retire, rest assured that one of KARA HOMES’ active adult communities has just what you’re looking for.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Design, Design, Design. "It's all about design," says Zudi Karagjozi, founder-president of Kara Homes in East Brunswick, NJ

Kara Homes, recognizing the explosive growth in the active adult community market, is reaching out to the upcoming Baby Boom market with new, upscale design features in its active adult offerings.

"Research shows these buyers have the desire for exciting new features and are able to afford them," Mr.Karagjozi told an educational seminar at the annual meeting of the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

Based on Kara's experience with its first active adult community, horizons at Barnegat, Mr.Karagjozi noted buying similarities between the Baby Boomer generation and the blue-collar "Ike" generation that preceded them. Although some experts in the active adult field believe older adults place greater emphasis on recreational ammenities and lifestyle, Kara found both groups favor design.

At Horizons at Barnegat, homebuyers in the "Ike" generation, who accounted for the majority of sales,"were also very impressed with our homes designs and listed design as one of the main reasons for their buying decision." Mr.Karagjozi said.

In Kara Homes’ active adult communities, you will find home designs complemented by on-site recreational amenities such as pools, tennis courts and club houses. Homes that let you enjoy the peace and quiet of retirement without giving up any of the conveniences that are a part of modern life. And you can Trust your retired life with KARA HOMES, the most reliable New Jersey home builder with years of experience and obsession with fulfilling each customer’s specific needs gives the confidence to say for sure that one of the new homes in New Jersey is the dream retirement home you are looking for. The website is www.Karahomes.com

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New Home Construction and Renovations Showing Nostalgia for Old World Flooring

As the home construction and remodeling season gets underway, architects, builders, and realtors see a booming demand from discerning homeowners, who are seeking the warmth and luxury of old-world wood floors in their new homes and remodeling projects. Whether it’s a floor made of old-growth eastern pine, or wide plank flooring of oak, cherry, heart pine, or other hardwoods, today’s homeowners are seeking this enduring look in record numbers.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Take a stroll through the showroom of Kellogg Hardwoods, located in the picturesque New England town of Bethel, CT., and you will see an assortment of hardwoods, lumber and wide plank flooring that will satisfy anyone seeking the old-world look and feel of an antique, wide plank floor. Business is good these days at Kellogg Hardwoods, (http://www.kellogghardwoods.com) and at similar top tier lumber yards around the country, that specialize in both hardwood flooring and wide plank flooring. Some industry analysts point to a yearning for nostalgia in a post 9-11 world; others note that the trend has been growing since the 1970s. Whatever the cause, there is no doubt that the traditional wide plank floor is more in demand than ever.

Wide plank flooring can give a new home or remodeling project a look that is timeless, warm, and nostalgic, all at the same time. It comes in almost infinite variety, in a wide range of species, including oak, maple, cherry, birch, hickory, eastern pine, walnut, heart pine, and more. Each wood is prized for its individual look, feel, durability and coloration. Homeowners are specifying these kinds of floors both in new construction and in remodeling projects, for the unique and classic look, durability, and charm.

Wide plank hardwoods come from both antique and new lumber, and both varieties fill an important niche is this booming industry. Lumber such as the old-growth eastern pine at Kellogg Hardwoods is from trees more than 100 years old. Today, this old-growth wood may be reclaimed from sources as diverse as old barns, old houses, country lumber yards, or can be replicated from old growth trees. At Kellogg, planks of eastern pine can be found in widths of 12 – 20”, allowing the homeowner to literally recreate a stunning floor from the past.

With antique lumber in diminishing supply and high demand, it is not surprising that a viable industry has emerged that supplies wide plank flooring that is harvested from new, and specially-planted forests. These ecologically-friendly, sustainable forests, provide a steady and varied supply of wide plank flooring which, while not “antique” in the literal sense of the word, offer a beautiful and readily-available alternative to actual reclaimed wood. And the new-growth wide plank flooring offers the same antique look, rich feel, and lasting charm of its older counterpart. For today’s homeowner or architect, both types of wood provide a wide array of choices, to match any architecture, building detail, or interior design. Once installed, a wide plank floor will provide a look and feel that cannot be duplicated by any other material.

For more information about wide plank flooring, or any hardwood flooring questions, visit the Kellogg Hardwoods website at http://www.kellogghardwoods.com . Kellogg Hardwoods is located in Bethel, CT., just over an hour from New York City. They can arrange shipment of flooring to any U.S. destination. Telephone: Toll Free 877-721 WOOD (9663)

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Three Keys to a Home That Reflects You

By creatively combining paint, lighting and window treatments you can turn any room or home into a showcase that reflects your personality, style and individuality.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- As a professional who specializes in hospitality and model home interior design, I am frequently asked: “What can be done to make my home an expression of me?” I suggest three simple keys.

First paint -- one of the best resources in creating a home that reflects your style. For me, beige is boring. Color enlivens the spirit and makes one feel happy. It can play up a room’s assets or play down its weaknesses. Avoid using too many different colors or creating harsh contrasts. That makes a space feel disjointed. Using gradations or graduated color creates a more interesting environment. Select a color palette in an open floor plan and keep within that color scheme. Working with shades of one color, you can choose accent walls that break up space and create pockets of interest. In a great room, for example, one large space can become a conversation corner, a study nook, a media center, etc. This brings new life as well as new purpose to the room.

Lighting is perhaps the most important tool. It affects how you feel in a space and partners with color to create the mood of a room. Like paint, lighting can be used for accenting focal points and moving the eye away from less desirable spaces. Lighting makes more of everything. If you have a room that’s sparsely furnished you can create the illusion of a totally together environment all through the magic of lighting.

Window treatments are the third key to making the most of a room. Your choice of window treatment can either enhance or destroy space depending on how you approach it. Before making a decision, think about what you want to achieve: eliminating an unpleasant view … controlling sunlight … showcasing a beautiful view … creating privacy … highlighting your window’s shape … complementing the colors in your decor … the possibilities are extensive. Every purpose lends itself to different solutions. Before you start, be sure you understand the strengths and limitations of each type of window treatment. Then, keeping color and lighting in mind, let your creativity soar!

One last suggestion. In sunny climates, tinting windows makes good sense. It helps eliminate heat, reduces glare, cuts out harmful UV rays, protects your furniture and provides cost-effective energy efficiency as well. 3M and other companies make solar tinting products that don’t look like tinting.

By combining the power of paint, lighting and window treatments you’ll create a home you’ll love to come home to because it is a total reflection of you. Have fun.

Leslie Schlesinger is president of Leslie Schlesinger Interiors in West Palm Beach and Stamford, Ct. Her award-winning work can be found throughout the eastern United States. Her current projects include Highgrove, Stamford, Connecticut’s majestic new 16-story luxury tower offering 83 magnificent metropolitan homes that deftly combine tradition and contemporary motifs. Within Florida, Audubon Condominium at Feather Sound, featuring 295 residences with lake and golf course views, The Club at Feather Sound, offering condominium living amid golf course views and amenities; BEACHWALK, an amenity-rich condominium community on the bay in Tampa; Eden, a lush tropical paradise of 204 luxury condominium residences in the heart of Boca Raton and Bacara, a lifestyle-focused condominium complex providing affordable living along Boca Raton’s “millionaire’s row” and the transformation of Palm Beach’s The Brazilian Court, an historic boutique hotel already awarded the honor of being named one of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, to a five-star condominium hotel.
For more information call 561 820-8991 or visit www.edencondos.com
www.bacaracondos.com www.thebraziliancourt.com www.beachwalkcondos.net www.highgrovestamford.com,www.auduboncondominiums.com

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NiteLites – The Landscape Lighting Professionals 2005 Metro-East Home Improvement Show

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds – Exposition Hall February 25-27, 2005

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- NiteLites of St. Louis, an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape and architectural lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations, brings their dazzling lighting applications to the 2005 Metro-East Home Improvement Home Show this February 25th-27th. Ryan Cox and Scott Biason, Co-Owners of the St. Louis NiteLites location and their staff will be ready to show you their comprehensive package of superior outdoor lighting systems and service for both residential and commercial properties.

NiteLites landscape lighting systems offers many benefits:

- Smart Investment – Increase the value and resale of your home and make your home the showcase of the neighborhood.
- Practical and Elegant – Enjoy more hours outside in the comfort of your own home and create an elegant atmosphere for entertaining.
- Expandable – Our lighting systems are designed to meet your needs today and tomorrow.
- Worry Free – Solid brass and copper fixtures with 5 year warranty – 1 year on bulbs. Maintenance by full time NiteLites service crews.
- Safety and Security – Increased protection for your family and friends.
- Attention to Detail – Installation by our trained professionals with careful attention to detail and no disturbance to your landscaping or property.

NiteLites is offering a free demonstration for your property. See the results of our system before you invest anything. We will design and temporarily install a lighting system. You can work with one of our professional designers to develop an application that reflects your personal tastes and fits your budget. By taking advantage of our evening home demonstration you will see exactly how your home will be illuminated and accentuated. We will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for the finished installation. There are no surprises with the NiteLites lighting system. Stop by our booth to request a free evening demonstration.

NiteLites’ world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites’ proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project. NiteLites continually strives to elevate the standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the outdoor lighting industry, their products and systems provide the latest cutting edge technology from their progressive manufacturers as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to every client.

For more information on a NiteLites Franchise, contact Tom Frederick at NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., (866) NITELITES. For more information on NiteLites Architectural and Landscape Lighting visit their web site at www.nitelites.com. If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demo contact Ryan Cox and Scott Biason or their staff at the 2005 Metro-East Home Improvement Home Show, call their office at (314) 993-8155

For more information on the 2005 Metro-East Home Improvement Home Show, visit their web site at http://www.hbaswil.org/HomeShow/homeshows.htm

See NiteLites at the Builders’ Home and Garden Show, March 10-13, 2005. For more information, call Ryan Cox or Scott Biason at 314-993-8155

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February 14, 2022

NY State Hospital Review and Planning Council Recommends Approval of Good Samaritan Hospital Cardiac Surgery Application

New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council recommended granting approval of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for an adult cardiac surgery program at the Rockland County hospital.

(PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- Accepting the endorsement and recommendation of the state Department of Health, New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council recommended granting approval of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for an adult cardiac surgery program at the Rockland county hospital.

A final decision on the application will be rendered shortly by Dr. Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H., New York State Commissioner of Health, who will act based on the Council’s recommendation.

When approved by Commissioner Novello, Good Samaritan Hospital will add a comprehensive cardiac program to its service area in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties. Good Samaritan’s program builds on established clinical partnerships with Westchester Medical Center, who will act as academic affiliate. Construction on the new facilities is expected to begin within three months, with the actual surgical suite to open in approximately 18 months.

Mr. Dominick Stanzione, CEO of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, a regional Catholic health system of which Good Samaritan Hospital is a member, commented on the approval, saying, “We are gratified that the process of approval has moved forward. The people of Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties deserve convenient access to the highest level of interventional cardiac care that this surgical program will provide. Having these services available to the growing population base will save lives in our region, and enhance the quality of life for scores of people living in these communities.”

Community support for this application has been both widespread and highly vocal. Support from county, regional and community officials, business leaders, the labor unions, major health and civic organizations, and representatives of virtually every one of the community’s diverse religious communities weighed in with their support. But perhaps most importantly, over 4,000 letters of support from the citizens of Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties were received in Albany.

Once Commissioner Novello’s final approval is granted, Good Samaritan’s cardiac surgery program will fill a critical void for residents of Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties by making comprehensive cardiac care and educational outreach more readily accessible. Although Good Samaritan began performing life-saving emergency angioplasty procedures on patients experiencing heart attacks as of October 31, 2003, no medical institution in the 130-mile corridor west of the Hudson River – from the New Jersey border to Albany – was able to offer comprehensive cardiac surgery. This region’s growing population is currently underserved in cardiac services, which has created the potentially life-threatening situations that this program is designed to combat.

The need for interventional cardiac services in the Rockland, Orange and Sullivan County service area was pointed up in testimony delivered to the committee by Dr. David Brogno, an Interventional Cardiologist with privileges at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as at both Valley and Englewood Hospitals in New Jersey. Dr. Brogno highlighted alarming statistics in his testimony that showed cardiac mortality rates to be higher than the national average in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties, partially attributable to these patients traveling out-of-state for cardiac care.

Dr. Brogno also testified that Good Samaritan Hospital recently became the first hospital in the nation to be awarded a Certificate of Distinction for the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The certification was awarded following an extensive on-site review of the hospital’s protocols, systems and procedures for heart attack patients by the prestigious health care rating body. This disease specific certification by JCAHO means Good Samaritan has met the highest quality national standards for the management of patients who present in the emergency department with a heart attack.

The Bon Secours Health System has promised a substantial capital commitment to develop the needed facilities and programs for cardiac surgery at Good Samaritan. Bon Secours, parent organization of Good Samaritan Hospital, has the financial depth to make the initial capital investment, and will support working capital needs during the program’s initiation. This commitment is estimated at approximately $17 million, all of which will be provided without any New York State bonding.

Good Samaritan Hospital has already established the medical relationships it requires to carry forth this initiative. Expert clinical guidance and support for the cardiac surgery and angioplasty programs will be provided by Westchester Medical Center. Over the past ten years, Good Samaritan has built a solid clinical relationship with Westchester Medical Center in several clinical areas such as neonatal care and trauma services.

Significantly, eleven cardiologists – representing a total of 23 practicing cardiologists from Greater Rockland County, stood during committee testimony to show their support for Good Samaritan’s application.

“This approval is an important step forward in providing critically-needed cardiac services to the people of the Lower Hudson Valley,” commented Stanzione. “We are grateful for the heartfelt and vocal community support and the support of the medical community that helped to bring this issue to the forefront for consideration. We look forward to a positive outcome with Commissioner Novello, and to quickly developing the necessary facilities, staff and protocols needed to conduct a very successful surgical program that serves our community.”

Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., one of the nation’s leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information about Good Samaritan Hospital, or any of its programs, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000, or log on to www.goodsamhosp.org

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Save Up to $1,000 or More Monthly on Your Mortgage.

The Way To Do It May Surprise You
It does not matter if you’re purchasing a new home, second home, investment property or commercial property the key to successful savings starts with locating the right mortgage professional and having them ask the right questions.

Waldorf, MD (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 14, 2022 -- Terence Tolliver, at Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc., of Waldorf, Maryland has developed a customer questionnaire that has significantly improved the likelihood Premier Mortgage Funding customers are placed in the appropriate mortgage program. Premier Mortgage Funding customers realize tremendous long-term benefits and savings from the services provided. Streaming video of actual real life testimonials from customer’s that are saving thousands of dollars monthly can be viewed on the company’s website www.apremiermortgage.com

Today’s mortgages are about much more than rates. Low rates do not equate to the lowest payment. Mortgage programs offer varying features designed to reduce or increase your overall monthly payment. Factors like, mortgage insurance, interest-only payments, and interest rate buy downs, etc., have to be considered when selecting a program. A consumer can no longer inquire about the interest rate solely. That mistake can cost you dearly. You have to find an appropriate mortgage program for your situation, and that starts with finding the right mortgage professional.

Real Estate is usually the largest financial investment a person will make, yet most spend the least amount of time in search of professional assistance and lose thousand of dollars in the process. Only after the right questions are answered can the path toward savings begin. Some of these key questions can be found at www.apremiermortgage.com/keyquestions.

Real Estate financing is about mortgage programs and the features of the respective program. Features like mortgage insurance, etc., can affect your payment dramatically, therefore, your main concern is your overall payment. A good program is designed to have low monthly payments and adequately address your situation. Customers can receive professional mortgage advice to help in this process from Mr. Tolliver at www.apremiermortgage.com/mortgageadvice

To find out how you can start saving hundreds or possibly thousands off your mortgage contact Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc., of Waldorf, Maryland at 301-705-5477

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How to Build a Mold-Safe Home or Commercial Building

Mold infestation in a new home or commercial building is common. The mold problem can cause severe health problems for occupants as well as substantially reduce the fair market value of the structure because moldy homes and buildings are now more difficult to sell or rent.

Vancouver, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- Mold infestation in a new home or commercial building is common. The mold problem can cause severe health problems for occupants as well as substantially reduce the fair market value of the structure because moldy homes and buildings are now more difficult to sell or rent.

To build a mold-safe house or commercial building, follow these twenty mold prevention recommendations from Phillip Fry, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and author of the mold advice book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Prevention, Inspection, Testing, and Remediation.

1. Prior to blueprint drafting, obtain the advice and suggestions of a mold prevention consultant to include the most effective water intrusion and mold prevention strategies in building design, selection of building materials, and construction techniques. “The key to mold control is moisture control,” advises the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2. Make sure that the building lot and its landscaping grading are downward and away from the building to keep rain and surface water from entering the building foundations, basement walls, concrete floors, and crawl space areas.

3. Install a thick, high quality moisture barrier (with no holes from negligent installation) beneath any concrete floor slab or basement concrete floor to stop water from wicking up from the ground into the concrete, and thus into flooring materials and walls resting on the wet concrete.

Do not use regular plastic sheeting as a moisture barrier because such sheeting is easily damaged in installation, and it usually suffers physical degradation over time---thus allowing water penetration into the concrete.

4. Add adequate amounts of top-quality waterproofing compound into the concrete mix to transform the entire concrete floor or slab into an effective water barrier. Also, thoroughly waterproof the exterior of basement walls and of the building foundations.

5. Dry thoroughly (30 days) the concrete floors and concrete/masonry walls prior to adding wood building components. New concrete holds thousands of pounds of water. Most of this water usually dries to the inside of the house or building if the wood building components are installed prior to complete concrete drying, according to the Nova Scotia (Canada) Department of Energy.

6. Do not install plumbing supply lines into concrete slabs or floors, wherein the lines usually degrade and start leaking in twenty years or less. Hire the most capable plumber to install the best quality plumbing lines, fittings, and equipment.

Concentrate all plumbing lines and sewer drain lines in as few areas as possible, with large, easy access panels for the monitoring, maintenance, and repair of plumbing components.

7. Minimize the potential for water damage from frozen, broken pipes by insulating water supply lines (in the attic, crawlspaces, garage, and exterior walls), protecting exposed outdoor faucets, and sealing gaps in exterior walls.

8. Use a hidden moisture meter to scan the ceilings, walls, and floors of all plumbing areas for water leaks prior to building occupancy, and on a regular basis thereafter.

9. Use steel framing components instead of wood [delicious food for mold growth to build the walls, second floor, attic, and roof of the building. Although steel framing is a little more expensive than wood, it is very affordable long-term, especially in consideration of steel’s water damage and mold prevention qualities, as well as fire resistance.

10. Alternatively, build the walls out of poured concrete, concrete blocks, or insulated concrete building components. Use adequate amounts of waterproofing compound in both the concrete and in cement stucco interior and exterior finishes.

Build weep holes into the exterior masonry walls. Weep holes are openings at the foundation level of a brick or concrete block wall that allow moisture to escape from behind and inside the wall. Do not close or block these openings.

11. If the owner or builder uses any wood timbers, plywood, plywood substitutes, drywall, plasterboard, and ceiling tiles, pre-inspect such cellulose-based materials for mold growth and mold stains prior to their use. Remove the mold completely from the materials or return the materials to the supplier, and replace with mold-free materials. Use a moisture meter to scan all wood for moisture content, which should not significantly exceed 16 to 17 percent.

Cellulose is the main substance in the cell walls of plants (and thus of wood from trees), and it is used in the manufacture of the paper backing of insulation, artificial fibers (e.g., for carpeting and padding), and many building materials such as drywall, plasterboard, and plywood substitutes.

12. In addition, spray all cellulose-based building material surfaces with at least two wet sprayings of an EPA-registered fungicide, followed with at least one coating of an EPA-registered protective fungicidal coating. Allow the surfaces to dry after each spray application.

13. Install a high-quality rubber water barrier beneath the roof shingles or tiles to keep rain from entering the building should there be degradation of, or damage to, the shingles or tiles. Install gutters (with leaf-catching screens) that lead to in-ground pipes that take rainwater away from the house.

14. During construction, store all mold-vulnerable, on-site building materials off the ground and beneath waterproof tarps or plastic sheeting to protect the materials against rain, and thus against mold growth.

15. During rain and as a precaution at the end of each construction day, cover the entire building with waterproof tarps or plastic sheeting to keep rain off of the building until the roof has been shingled, and the siding and windows have been installed.

16. Prevent construction defects that allow water entry into the home or building by carefully monitoring the day-to-day construction of the structure. A construction-savvy owner, a trained employee of the building’s architect, or an independent physical engineer or home inspector should do this important construction quality control monitoring. Construction defects are an important cause of mold infestation.

17. Design the heating/ventilating/air conditioning (hvac) system to have in its return air duct a built-in mass media (6 inches or thicker), replaceable hepa filter, or a top-rated electronic air cleaner to remove continually airborne mold spores from the circulating air.

18. Install a programmable dehumidifier into the hvac to reduce indoor humidity to a mold-discouraging 30 to 40 percent. Do not install a moisture-increasing humidifier. Install a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan in the attic and any crawl space area to help keep the humidity level low in those areas. Install exhaust fans that vent directly outdoors in the bathrooms and kitchen.

19. Do not use wall-to-wall carpeting because carpeting and padding are great mold food and a great place for mold growth, viruses, bacteria, and dust mites to hide and to multiple. Instead, for concrete floors, use ceramic tile set in cement containing a waterproofing compound. Use colored cement with waterproofing as the tile grout. For wood floors, install vinyl tile or linoleum. Use washable area rugs for comfort and beauty.

20. During construction and also upon completion prior to sale, rental, and occupancy, the building should be inspected and mold tested all-around for mold problems by a Certified Mold Inspector, or with do it yourself mold test kits.

For more information about mold prevention, please visit---
http://www.moldinspector.com
http://www.certifiedmoldinspectors.com
http://www.mold.ph
http://www.moldmart.net
http://www.envirosurf.com

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Builder Magazine Named Kara Homes The Fastest Growing Builder of New Homes in the Nation

Expanding on a successful 22-year career in land development and residential construction, Zudi Karagjozi, President and founder of KARA HOMES, is positioned for the challenges of today's home building market

(PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- Kara Homes Builder cited by N.J.legislators as 'Fast Track Builder of Year'- in the year 2003

Zudi Karagjozi, president and founder of Kara Homes, was cited in a joint legislative resolution by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey as the Fast Track Builder of the year in 2003.

According to Builder magazine, Kara Homes' diverse offering of single-homes, town homes and active adult lifestyle communities and the respect it has gained by providing innovative designs, superior construction quality, high grade buiding materials and outstanding craftsmanship.

The resolution, which was sponsored by State Sen.Joseph Kyrillos and Assembly men Samuel E. Thompson and Joseph Azzolina, recognized Karagjozi as a leader in enhancing the vitality of New Jersey's communities by partnering with community leaders to accomodate their communities concerns before building homes.

While presenting the resolution, Assemblyman Thompson said, "Zudi Karagjozi is not only a premier builder, but he is a good neighbour. His work has been recognised by his peers and he has strengthened our communities by building quality home that have helped people realize the American Dream." The website is www.karahomes.com

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February 12, 2022

Kara Homes - Home Builder Sets a Fast Pace in Pursuit of Growth

Depending on which New Jersey home builder you rely on, your dream home could turn into a reality or could remain just that - a dream

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- Kara Homes is one of the home builder in New Jersey, committed to building new homes in New Jersey keeping your every requirement in mind.

In 1999, the East Brunswick-based company built and sold six single-family homes and generated $1.3 million in revenues. The next year, its first full year, the company had revenues of $7.6 million on $14 million in home sales. In 2001, revenues reached $34 million on $105 million in sales. In 2002, sales more than doubled to $217 million and revenues more than tripled, reaching $103 million.

Kara is marketing homes at 25 development sites in New Jersey. In the year 2002, Builder Magazine, the National Industry Publication, named Kara as the fastest-growing home building company in the country. Mr.Karagjozi, who is president and C.E.O. of the company appeared on the magazine's cover, posed jauntily on the hood of a red formula One race car.

Mr. Karagjozi concedes he is riding the housing boom of the last few years and that could change. But he asserts his real strength of the company lies in the product; "high quality, stylish homes for the great suburban midlle class."

Kara has built single-family homes and two-unit town houses in subdivisions all over New Jersey, from Hunterdon County to Barnegat and Seabright on the New Jersey shore, and is moved aggresively into the "older active adult" market in the state.

Kara's homes, which come in 10 different town-house designs, and 9 single-family designes, are priced from $250,000 to $550,000. These unique homes are classic in fashion, yet contemporary in style and function. If you are looking for the ease and comfort of a modern and luxurious lifestyle, browse KARA HOMES' special collection of townhomes.

The Kara television commercials that are being put together by a Madison Avenue advertising firm are part of a promotional campaign aimed at sales goals. The website is www.karahomes.com

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February 11, 2022

Vortechnics Launches Redesigned Web Site to Enable Customers to Better Manage their Stormwater Treatment Projects

Vortechnics.com offers comprehensive stormwater information and practical product tools for civil engineers, contractors, site owners, developers, and municipal planners.

Scarborough, ME (PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- Vortechnics, the leading provider in stormwater treatment, today introduced a redesigned web site to better serve its customers in both the private and public sectors. With technical support pages, and robust product tools, such as a sizing calculator and interactive animations, Vortechnics.com delivers on-demand access to an extensive library of information on stormwater and treatment solutions.

"The mission of our new web site is much like the mission of our company -- it's all about cleaning up stormwater to protect the health of our lakes, rivers and oceans. This site makes that mission practical. We have created a cutting-edge environment that enables engineers, contractors and site owners to better manage their stormwater treatment projects -- from the selection of the right solution to understanding the long-range maintenance requirements," said David Miley, CEO of Vortechnics.

Visitors to Vortechnics.com have the option of choosing a pathway on the web site specific to a user's professional interest. For example, the "engineers" pathway guides the visitor to stormwater topics, tools and links that are typically most useful for specifying civil engineers. The company's new sizing calculator, called VortSizer„·, allows engineers to generate preliminary sizing specs for its VortSentry„· and Vortechs„¥ System products. Specifiers will also benefit from the project and client features, which allow them to securely store, organize and edit multiple stormwater projects and systems.

The site's innovative navigation also provides direct access to all sections of stormwater information, while simultaneously ensuring that the user never feels "lost" in the various levels of content. Rather than using a pathway, a user can quickly locate the desired area of interest through one of the main navigation links, the site map, or the search feature.

"We had our customers in mind from the first moment we began designing this site. Like our engineered stormwater products, this site was specifically created to make our customers' jobs easier. We know how hard it is to research new products, and we are committed to making that common task -- along with many others -- as simple and straightforward as possible," Miley said.

The new web site was designed by HSR Business to Business in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Vortechnics, Inc.
As the leading provider of engineered stormwater treatment solutions, Vortechnics has set the industry standard with its emphasis on technical customer service, research and development, customization, ease of installation and maintenance. The company's comprehensive suite of stormwater treatment products capture pollutants from runoff and protect waterways from damaging, contaminated stormwater flows. With the most comprehensive lab, field and third-party testing in the industry, Vortechnics delivers proven results and site-specific solutions for all applications and rainfall conditions. Founded in 1988 and based in Scarborough, Maine, Vortechnics, part of the Contech family of companies, has installed thousands of stormwater treatment systems throughout the U.S. and Canada, ensuring that millions of people are able to enjoy the benefits of cleaner, safer water.

For more information about Vortechnics and its products, visit the company's website at
www.vortechnics.com or call 877-907-8676

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Dreaming About a New Home in New Jersey?

Some time in the late 1830's the town of Sea Bright had its humble beginnings as Nauvoo, a village of fishing huts set along oceanfront sand dunes. A century and a half later, a new phase is beginning along Sea Bright's dunes with construction of 20 new homes priced from $1.8 million to $3.7 million.

(PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- Kara Homes, a home builder based in East Brunswick, has constructed "Millionaire's Row," said the company's president, Mr.Zudi Karagjozi. He has promoted the development as a first: very-high-end homes, actually on New Jersey's oceanfront, only a 45-minute ferry ride from Manhattan.

Mr.Karagjozi said he likes to think of the project as a renaissance for Sea Bright, a "restoration" of its period of highest elegance in the late 1800's when big names of the day -- Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, William Nelson Cromwell, Sir Thomas Lipton of World Cup racing fame -- summered there, engaging in chic festivites like an annual horse-drawn carriage race between Sea Bright and Long Branch.

By 1870, the railroad had come through the little town, which is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shrewsbury River on the other. Sea Bright's barrier beach, which is the southern half of the Sandy Hook peninsula, had been purchased by its first developers, who brought in topsoil from Rumson Long Branch to smooth out the hilly dunes and began building enormous Victorian "cottages" and huge, sumptuous hotels.

The half-dozen grand old hotels that once stood on the barrier beach are now gone, according to the Monmouth County historian, George H. Moss Jr., who has pored over their ledgers to find evidence of the past. Mr. Moss has written a number of books about the area and published a pamphlet on Sea Bright's early history. He describes how people coming from New York by steamer in the 1840's and 1850's, when Nauvoo was still just Nauvoo, would disembark at the ocean House Hotel near the village and continue on if they wished to their favorite hotel in the more established Long Branch.

Mr. Karagjozi and his architect, William Tagland, who is known for his work on Long Beach Island, say the new community will outshine what is available even in those highly affluent towns.

"When was the last time you heard of ocean front homes becoming available only 45 minutes from New York?" Mr. Karagjozi said,"This is going to be a whole neighbourhood of them, each one with incredible views and great amenities for relaxing and for entertaining."

Mr.Karagjozi painted Sea Bright as potential "New Hamptons," providing an alternative to the famously gridlocked multihour drive along the Long Island Expressway from Manhattan to the Long Island resort communities. The trip to Sea Bright is only about an hour by car, he said. The ferry from Manhattan runs frequently to nearby Highlands, Atlantic Highlands and Belford.

Mr.Karagjozi, who has been promoting his company through radio and television advertising, founded Kara Homes in 1999. Three years later, it was named the fastest-growing building company in the country by the industry publication builder, Builder Magazine.

The Kara founder said one thing the company always tries to do is develop neighbourhoods that are sensitive to the surrounding community -- not crowding homes onto property, but rather using designs that are compatible with what exists and having to local planner's wishes.

The $2 million-plus homes which are constructed, most of them have already been sold.

"Getting out to the Hamptons has become difficult'"Karagjozi says. The trip from Manhattan to Sea Bright, on the other hand takes less than two hours by car and a mere 35 minutes ferry.

For buyer Andrew Czujko, a New Jersey business owner, the Jersey shore location was just what he was looking for.

Tradewinds' homes shouldn't lack for elegance. The houses will range from five to six bedrooms, with trickedout oceanfront properties (featuring hardwood floors, designer ceramic tile and the ever important four-car garage) beginning at $3.8 million. More modest oceanview homes will start at $2 million.The website is www.karahomes.com

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Plaskoff Construction Named In Best Companies List

Local Contractor Ranked Number Five In Best Companies to Work For By Professional Remodeler Magazine

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- Plaskoff Construction was listed as one of the top 25 remodelers to work for in the United States by Professional Remodeler Magazine. Plaskoff Construction ranked number five of 25 companies that made the list.

The Reed Research Group, owners of Professional Remodeler Magazine, annually conduct an extensive study of remodeling firms nominated as one of the best companies to work for in the residential construction industry. The Reed staff examines information submitted by each nominated company, including average employee tenure, the number of female and minority employees, group benefits, and profit sharing offered.

Additionally, surveys are sent to a random number of each nominee's employees, who are asked to be forthright in their opinions about their employer. Surveys are sent directly to the employees to protect the respondents' anonymity.

“Being named number 5 in the top 25 remodeling companies to work for is the most important honor I could ever ask for,” said Matt Plaskoff, owner of Plaskoff Construction. “The secret is sharing information with your employees, treating them like a part of the team, involving them in decision making, and bringing the team together by spending social time together. We are the best because our employees are the best.”

Plaskoff also attributes the company’s above-average employee satisfaction and to taking chances as a company - such as Plaskoff Construction’s involvement in the hit ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” where Plaskoff serves as the shows Construction Consultant.

“Being a part of the “ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” show has brought our team together in remarkable ways,” added Plaskoff. “The charitable aspects of the show have added a sense of pride and purpose that has penetrated all aspects of what we do- which I consider a rare gift.”

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Business in the Gulf May be More Attractive for House-Builders & Contractors, Warns UK Expert

At the start of a ten day trade mission to the Arabian Gulf, one of the UK’s leading experts in Off-Site Construction has warned that increasingly difficult development constraints in Britain could make it more attractive for House-Builders and Contractors to spend their time and energy working in places like Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai.

(PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- Accompanying Wales Trade International as an official delegate on their trade mission to the Gulf from 4 to 16 February 2005¹, the UK’s “Grandfather of Timber Frame” ², Professor Michael Benfield has been critical of conditions that hold back innovation and building science in the UK.

"The UK Construction Market has refined the lessons learnt from the Scandinavian, Canadian and Australian timber building sectors over the past few years.” said Professor Benfield “We are now in an enviable and leading position to deliver high performance, energy efficient and long lasting buildings at a time when the rest of the world is striving to meet increasing pressures for sustainable development.”

“Under these conditions, this Mission could well facilitate the creation of a Welsh / UK consortium to deliver a range of professional services connected with sustainable Off-Site Construction (OSC)” Professor Benfield added. “UK House-builders, Contractors and other Professionals are increasingly frustrated by delays, prevarication and over-regulation from UK planning authorities and Government. This prevents them fully satisfying their domestic markets, where they have enormous experience and know-how in producing high quality projects at some of the lowest prices in Europe. I suspect many may find it easier to contribute their knowledge and capability – especially of MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) - to benefit emerging nations, such as those in the Gulf States.”

Following the steady growth of the UK-Gulf export market (British goods exported to the Gulf in 2004 totalled over £5 billion, with £121 million from Wales³), Professor Benfield, who heads Timber Frame Construction company Benfield ATT (Advanced Timber-Frame Technologies), is accompanying a private delegation with interests in developing business and construction relationships with the Gulf states.

Professor Benfield has a demanding itinerary, with several meetings with architects, engineers, construction companies and property developers already scheduled throughout Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai. As well as his company’s own work into Super-Energy conserving houses which are suitable for tropical, desert and arctic climates, it is expected that his work with the University of Wales and collaboration with organisations like TRADA into Earthquake and Hurricane resistant structures, will be a hot conversation topic.

The Department of Civil & Construction Engineering at the University is investigating the application and acceptance of UK building science, developed under Professor Benfield’s guidance, to meet local conditions and requirements. It is thought that the trip will encourage and establish links for applied research for appropriate local education and other institutions.

“There is a lot of interest in our research ideas,” said Professor Benfield, “We have been developing these for some time and I’m confident that this trip will add strength to these.”

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February 10, 2022

The Number One Fear of Public Restrooms ... Touching the Door to Exit the Restroom. The problem Has Been Solved by ASC Hygiene with Germ Free Door Handles

According to Kimblery-Clark over 55% of the people surveyed feared the door handles in Public Restrooms. Now thanks to ASC Hygiene the problem has been resolved with Germ Free Door Handles.

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- ASC Hygiene BioGuard is employing AgION Technologies silver ion based antimicrobial science to produce a new protective finish for door pulls and plates that minimizes bacterial growth on the surface of the finished product. BioGuard is now available on ASC door pulls, push bars, and protection plates.

How it works…
The AgION antimicrobial compound is an inorganic material with the natural protection of silver. Encapsulated silver ions are slowly released from the antimicrobial compound to the treated surface where they interact with microorganisms on the surface of the product. This produces an effective shield against numerous strains of bacteria, yeast, fungi, and molds.
Proven Studies…

AgION antimicrobial protective finish stainless steel products have been field tested and recent studies have shown significant reduction in bacterial growth on push plates in a hospital setting. This cleaner surface was evident even in light of standard hospital cleaning procedures.

Durability…
AgION antimicrobial protective finish will remain effective for the useful life of our finish and does not cause any product discoloration.

Approvals…
AgION antimicrobial technology has been tested to be safe, including food contact applications. The AgION antimicrobial compound material has been EPA registered, NSF certified, and is FDA listed for food contact.

For more information and to learn more about Touch Free Hygiene such as Self Cleaning Toilet Seats and Touch Free Restrooms contact us.

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The Hampshire Partners Fund VI Announces Acquisition of Solo Cup Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts

The Hampshire Companies announced the acquisition of a 248,500 sq ft industrial building in North Andover, Massachusetts, currently fully-leased to the Solo Cup Company. The acquisition, valued at approximately $18.4 million, was made through Hampshire Partners Fund VI

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- The Solo Cup manufacturing facility, located at 351Holt Road in North Andover, is a single-tenant manufacturing and distribution complex on approximately 15 acres. Located just off of Interstate 495 in this Boston suburb, with ready access to Interstates 95, and 93, the property offers a superior location for distribution throughout New England and into the Middle Atlantic States and Canada. Boston’s Logan International Airport and the nearby Lawrence Municipal Airport, as well as convenient Amtrak service, make this well-located facility even more desirable.

“The acquisition of the Solo Cup manufacturing facility in North Andover is a crystal clear illustration of The Hampshire Companies’ investment strategy,” said Norman A. Feinstein, Executive Vice President of the Hampshire Companies. “We are actively seeking out well-located facilities that are attractive to, or currently under lease to, investment-grade tenants, and add value so that our investors realize above market returns.”

Hampshire Partners Fund VI recently completed its capitalization at $235 million of equity. The goal of the Fund is to deliver superior, above-market returns to its investors through the acquisition, repositioning and operation of investment-grade properties. The focus of investment for this value-add fund is on industrial, retail and suburban office product located in the growth corridors of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Fund is currently very active in seeking additional acquisitions throughout its targeted markets.

“With our present pipeline, Hampshire Partners Fund VI should be 40% invested by the end of the Second Quarter of 2005,” said Feinstein, who noted that, with the target leverage set at 60% to 65%, the Fund will be acquiring approximately $600 million of real estate during the three-year investment period.

“The success of our fundraising efforts puts us in an extremely competitive position relative to our competitors, as it allows us to quickly commit to opportunistic real estate investments in our core markets by having discretionary capital at our fingertips,” continued Feinstein.

The Hampshire Companies is noted for its strategic vision and superior execution. “We have built our firm on the belief that real estate is both an art as well as a science,” said James E. Hanson II, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hampshire Companies. “Our strategic vision – the ‘art,’ so to speak, allows us to seek out superior investment opportunities for our funds, and to visualize opportunities where others see only challenges. The ‘science’ is revealed in our ability and resources to execute on our strategic vision faster and with better results than most other real estate firms.”

The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate investment fund manager based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments in order to consistently outperform the market. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies and its funds is available online at www.hampshireco.com.

Media Contact:
John Lonsdorf
R&J; Public Relations
(973) 331-1070

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Lincoln Still Inspires 25,000 Americans to Build a Log Home of their Own Each Year

The log home industry owes a debt of gratitude to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace — a rough-hewn log cabin — and the pioneering spirit it symbolizes. Today over 55 members of the National Association of Homebuilders manufacture what are now called log homes rather than cabins. Most are full time, year-round residences. American baby boomers are a growing market for large luxurious log homes.

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Abraham Lincoln was born in a hand-hewn, one-room log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. Nearly two-centuries later, Lincoln's birthplace still symbolizes America’s pioneering spirit, inspiring the sale of 25,000 log homes annually.

Most log homes are now sold as kits or packages by some 55 manufacturers who are members of the Log Homes Council of the National Association of Homebuilders (www.loghomes.org). There are countless small manufacturers as well.

Rich Horn, Log Homes Council president and an executive with Northeastern Log Homes in Kenduskeag, Maine, points out, "Today’s log homes are engineered to meet the building, energy and safety standards that apply to all modern US housing. Computer-controlled milling machines shape the logs with tongue and groove joints for a precise fit. Steel fasteners, foam gaskets, and caulking between the logs protects against air and water infiltration. High quality, energy-efficient, double-glazed windows and doors are typically used. Most log homes are professionally built."

University of Maine at Orono, studies show that modern log homes require less energy for heating and air conditioning.

Package prices depend largely on square footage and whether the kit includes components such as windows, doors, roofing, interior walls and stairs. Northeastern Log Homes (www.northeasternlog.com), for example, includes all these components as well as pre-cut and numbered logs. Prices range from about $25,000 for a starter home to $100,000 or more for a custom, luxury model. Total move in cost, not counting land and site preparation, is about two-and-a-half to three-times the price of a complete materials package.

"The market for larger models tends to be baby boomers who are building vacation homes that will become their full-time residence when they retire," says Horn, whose company has exported log homes to Japan.

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Pacific Security Capital Relocates Corporate Headquarters - Office Size Doubles, Accommodates Record Company Growth

Pacific Security Capital (PSC) today announced that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to accommodate record company growth.

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- http://www.pacificsecuritycapital.com - Pacific Security Capital (PSC), a leading provider of commercial real estate loans, structured finance and advisory services, today announced that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to accommodate record company growth.

Pacific Security Capital has responded to the increased nationwide demand for commercial real estate finance and advisory services by recently expanding into the California market with the opening of its Newport Beach office, and relocation of its corporate headquarters to a larger location.

"In an industry where 20 percent sequential year-over-year growth is considered exceptional, we experienced more than 100 percent growth in origination volume between 2003 and 2004," said Mike Myatt, Pacific Security Capital executive managing director.

In addition to accelerated market demand, Pacific Security Capital's growth has also been driven by solid recruiting efforts nationwide that have resulted in more than a 40 percent staff growth.

"Our clients are fiercely loyal to Pacific Security Capital and in turn deserve the commitment we have made to keep pace with their needs," said Myatt. "We have long taken the approach that our clients’ needs are critical in our strategic planning, which is demonstrated by our positive response to requests for increasing focus on portfolio lending and professional services."

About Pacific Security Capital
Pacific Security Capital (PSC) is a leading commercial real estate investment banking firm. PSC provides debt, equity and hybrid capital for the acquisition, development, construction, renovation, bridge, mezzanine, and permanent financing of commercial real estate projects located in the United States and most parts of Canada requiring more than $3MM in financing. PSC is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon with other offices around the United States. More information about the company can be found at www.PacificSecurityCapital.com

Learn more about the Pacific Security Capital Preferred Borrower Program, PacificElite™ at www.pacificsecuritycapital.com or call 1-800-844-6085

Pacific Security Capital’s headquarters are now located at:
Pacific Security Capital
8905 SW Nimbus Avenue
Suite 400
Beaverton, OR 97008

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Keeping Up With Current Trends Is Essential

Current trends indicate an increasing demand for jobs using high-end materials and specialized inlay installations. The new DL7000 is here to help installers meet this demand while saving time and money.

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Current trends indicate an increasing demand for jobs using high-end materials and specialized inlay installations. The DL7000 is here to help installers meet this demand while saving time and money. “The saw paid for itself after the first job!” quotes DL7000 user, Sid Sidman, Fantastic Floors Inc

Designed for the shop setting, this 3/4hp wet band saw makes precision cuts through natural stone, porcelain, glass and ceramic tile. It can even handle slab materials up to 1 ½” thick.

“We use to cut circles on a regular table saw, taking up to ½ hour to cut. Now using the DL7000, we cut them in 10 minutes; saving time and money,” states DL7000 customer Raul Rodriquez of Whistler Tile Marble.

Its durable metal construction stands up to the heaviest shop use. Easy-to-use adjustments allow installers to cut quickly and its large two-wheel design creates a 13” throat depth for deep diagonal cuts. The DL7000 includes instructional manual, toll free tech support and 1 year warranty.

To learn more visit: www.diamondsaws.com

About Diamond Tech
Diamond Tech is a new subsidiary of The Daniels Corporation, a family owned and operated American based company. Founded over 25 years ago, The Daniels Corporation's primary objective is to provide innovative art glass products, tools and accessories to the tile, architectural, stained glass and consumer market. As with all Daniels Corp Companies, Diamond Tech is dedicated to providing their clients with the best products for the greatest value. They offer several types diamond-bladed band saws each designed to maximize their clients design possibilities.

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NiteLites – The Landscape Lighting Professionals Central Ohio Home & Garden Show Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds February 26 – March 6, 2022

NiteLites – The Landscape Lighting Professionals Dazzles Attendees Central Ohio Home & Garden Show Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds February 26 – March 6, 2022

Columbus (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- NiteLites of Columbus, an industry leader in the low voltage outdoor landscape and architectural lighting field specializing in both residential and commercial installations, brings their dazzling lighting applications to the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show this February 26th–March 6th. Craig Schmidt and Troy Hutto of the Columbus NiteLites location and his staff will be ready to show you their comprehensive package of superior outdoor lighting systems and service for both residential and commercial properties.

NiteLites landscape lighting systems offers many benefits:

• Smart Investment – Increase the value and resale of your home and make your home the showcase of the neighborhood.
• Practical and Elegant – Enjoy more hours outside in the comfort of your own home and create an elegant atmosphere for entertaining.
• Expandable – Our lighting systems are designed to meet your needs today and tomorrow.
• Worry Free – Solid brass and copper fixtures with 5 year warranty – 1 year on bulbs. Maintenance by full time NiteLites service crews.
• Safety and Security – Increased protection for your family and friends.
• Attention to Detail – Installation by our trained professionals with careful attention to detail and no disturbance to your landscaping or property.

NiteLites is offering a free demonstration for your property. See the results of our system before you invest anything. We will design and temporarily install a lighting system. You can work with one of our professional designers to develop an application that reflects your personal tastes and fits your budget. By taking advantage of our evening home demonstration you will see exactly how your home will be illuminated and accentuated. We will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for the finished installation. There are no surprises with the NiteLites lighting system. Stop by our booth to request a free evening demonstration

NiteLites’ world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites’ proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project. NiteLites continually strives to elevate the standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the outdoor lighting industry, their products and systems provide the latest cutting edge technology from their progressive manufacturers as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to every client.

For more information on a NiteLites Franchise, contact Tom Frederick at NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., (866) NITELITES. For more information on NiteLites Architectural and Landscape Lighting visit their web site at www.nitelites.com. If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demo contact Craig Schmidt and Troy Hutto and their staff at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show or call their office at (614) 442-1145.

The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show offers many free seminars. For more information on the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show, visit their web site at http://www.dispatchevents.com/home_garden.php

See NiteLites at the Taste of Upper Arlington, Northam Park on August 9th. For more information, call Craig Schmidt or Troy Hutto at 614-442-1145

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Roofmart International Inc. Celebrates 15 Years

RoofMart International, Inc.™ a privately held Kansas Corporation, celebrates 15 years of Quality Products and Service. RMI manufactures and markets The Garnite® Product Line.

Chapman, KS (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- RMI has dedicated itself to constant research aimed towards developing the highest quality products and application methods. RMI strives to attain high energy savings for the building owner by our unique relationships with like minded organizations. The Garnite® Roofing System – featuring Garnite® products (Garna-Flex, Garna-Thane, Garna-Prime and Garna-Tape ) and applied by professionals – has demonstrated such savings, and provides years of worry-free maintenance as well.

The Garnite product line is an excellent solution for the recovery of old roofs with product that puts a new, long lasting roof over the old. Recovery of asphalt, single plies, and metal roofs are RMI’s anchor in the roofing market.

RMI CEO, Laddie D. Garner is confident in the Factory Reps in eight regions in the USA and one in Canada who serve Distributors and Dealers in their area. They look forward to serving new Dealers & Distributors as you seek to satisfy the needs of building owners.

Contact Information:
Tracy Lynn Garner
RoofMart International Inc.
1-800-345-1439
http://www.roofrmi.com

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Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc. Donates Inspections to Habitat For Humanity

Burgess will provide inspections for at least twenty-two Houston Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the organization’s Spring Build

HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc., a third party Quality Assurance Real Estate inspection firm, announced today that it will provide inspections for at least twenty-two Houston Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the organization’s Spring Build.

Houston Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that provides hard-working, low-income families with the opportunity to purchase homes at-cost and with a zero-interest loan. This year, Houston Habitat will build 60 homes in Houston, a ten house increase over their 2004 production.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community that has given us so much and helped us grow,” said Burgess Houston Division President Steve Sheaffer. “We are thrilled to be able to work with, and change the life of, local Houston families. All our Consultants are excited to help out.”

The inspections will begin the week of February 8th in the Harris County Greensbrook subdivision and continue through the end of June. Burgess Construction Consultants will inspect work during three phases of construction so Habitat homeowners can be provided with a comprehensive warranty and ensure the high standard of construction that marks each Habitat home built in Houston. Burgess will be performing the pre-foundation placement, mechanical and frame and final inspections.

“We are extremely grateful to Burgess for providing inspections,” said Houston Habitat for Humanity President & CEO Laurence J. Payne. “It is through partnerships like these that Houston Habitat is able to continue providing homeownership opportunities to Houstonians that need them most.”

“We are happy that we are able to make a difference through the Habitat for Humanity project,” said Glenn Burgess, Founder and CEO of Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc. “By a Burgess Consultant thoroughly inspecting each home we know that every home will meet all of the required standards. These families never thought they would have the opportunity to own a home and we are glad we have a part in making sure their homes are safe, secure and built with quality and consistency.”

About Habitat for Humanity
Houston Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit organization that provides new homes for hard-working, low-income Houstonians who otherwise would not be able to afford a mortgage. The organization provides zero-interest loans to first-time homebuyers who partner with volunteers and sponsors to build their own homes in neighborhoods throughout Houston and Harris County. For more information about Houston Habitat for Humanity, log onto www.houstonhabitat.org.

About Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc.
Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc. is a Third-Party Quality Assurance Real Estate Inspection firm working exclusively with homebuilders performing in-process inspections at the foundation, pre-drywall, and final stages of construction. Burgess develops monthly analysis reports on the progress and improvement on each home by measuring trades and superintendent’s building processes. Burgess also performs superintendent training, warranty inspections and construction consulting. Founded in 1986, the company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas, with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and Tampa. Further information about Burgess can be obtained via phone 972-644-6488, or log onto www.burgess-inc.com

Media Contacts:
Ashlea Orton (Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc.), 214.540.2874
Andrea Dahlke (20K Group/Houston Habitat for Humanity), 713.942.0791
Jennifer Vickers (Houston Habitat for Humanity), 713.240.9671

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February 09, 2022

WorkOasis™ introduces Lean Six Sigma for Managing Contractors

FM Solutions, LLC announced today the availability of Six Sigma services for the facility management industry based on its WorkOasis™ technology platform.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 9, 2022 -- FM Solutions, LLC announced today the availability of Six Sigma services for the facility management industry based on its WorkOasis™ technology platform. The application of Lean Six Sigma in the property management area represents a $60 billion improvement opportunity for US corporations.

The facility management function which includes processes for sourcing service contractors, handling service requests, and paying invoices, has been one of the least automated, measured and controlled functions within the enterprise. WorkOasis™ combines “Lean” service techniques to shorten service transaction time and “Six Sigma” quality methods to better measure and control facility management processes, resulting in improved responsiveness and reduce cost.

Corporate owners of large portfolios of distributed real estate will be able to contract with WorkOasis™ to perform a Lean Six Sigma audit of their current processes and receive a detailed process map and assessment of their operations and improvement opportunities. WorkOasis™ uses Six Sigma implementation partners and certified blackbelts to conduct the audits.

Bob Dickhaus, founder of FM Solutions and WorkOasis™ comments; “The application of Six Sigma techniques to the facility management function is a relatively new concept. Redesigning and automating paper based service processes can save corporate real estate owners 15-20% of their total operating budgets.

Jim Phillips, Six Sigma blackbelt and Partner of Ogmacon Service, states; “More and more, the world's best companies rely on a common understanding of the facilities operations strategy throughout the organization. WorkOasis’s approach of building competitive advantage through facility operational improvement cuts through the rhetoric and provides practical tools and concepts for building sound operating strategies that work.”

For more information contact Glenn Dorchester at (678) 627-8268 or visit www.workoasis.com. To receive a free copy of “Improving Facility Management Delivery Using Lean Six Sigma” visit www.workoasis.com/default.asp?W=whitepaper.

Contact:
Glenn Dorchester
FM Solutions, LLC
(678) 627-8268

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Real Estate Advisor Stonecreek LLC to Acquire Affiliate Adventure Studios LLC, a Creative Themed Entertainment Consulting Company

Stonecreek LLC’s Acquisition of Affiliate Adventure Studios LLC is Prompted by Out-of-Home Entertainment Trends, and Increasing Convergence of Real Estate, Themed Entertainment, and Hospitality Industries

Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Stonecreek LLC announced today an agreement to acquire affiliate Adventure Studios LLC by year-end, in a move to consolidate both company’s client services approach and to take advantage of each firm’s strategic consulting strength.

"It simply makes sense to bring these two entities under one roof," said Don Bredberg, Managing Director of Stonecreek LLC, "in the last two decades, the application of experiential design and branding ideas has grown into every place-based industry and built product. At the same time, as an industry we’ve had a lot of "lessons-learned" and as a result most owners and investors require a focus on due diligence, feasibility and project management discipline – the bread and butter of our Stonecreek consultants."

Stonecreek LLC and Adventure Studios LLC have operated as affiliates since Adventure Studios’ founding in 1999. "This is the right move at the right time,” according to Stonecreek Marketing Director Jennifer Warren, "in so many cases, it is difficult to determine where Adventure Studios’ creative services ended, and our project management and feasibility work began. This will simplify things a bit as we go forward."

Stonecreek also expects its experience with financing, due diligence, and investor acquisition representation, to propel Adventure Studios’ efforts with investors. Adventure Studios has devoted significant resources to out-of-home product R&D;, and has created a program of proprietary place-based entertainment and retail products that it plans to pursue with investor backing. StoneCreek LLC also expects its creative , event, and feasibility expertise, to increase the attractiveness of its consulting services to redevelopment agencies and their consultants and advisors.

Stonecreek LLC is based in Westlake Village, California. The firm was originally founded as Stonecreek Advisors by Don Bredberg and Clayton Corwin and has been in operation since 1994. Since it’s founding, the San Diego and Orange County offices of Stonecreek Advisors have formed an independent affiliated entity, the Stonecreek Company, which has operated in close collaboration with Adventure Studios and Stonecreek LLC. Stonecreek LLC is also publisher of news source PlaceNews.com, offering "always-fresh" news concerning the out-of-home entertainment industry.

Adventure Studios LLC has been in operation since 1999 supporting client location-based entertainment projects, providing creative product concepting, place-making consulting including location-based sponsorship plans, and experiential design support of client projects throughout the U.S. and Asia. Adventure Studios also operates with an events group, Team-Makers Events, with a specialty in group team-building, mall entertainment, and event multi-media support. Founding principal, Don Bredberg, directed the CityWalk Roll-Out Program at Universal Studios Recreation Group prior to forming Adventure Studios.

For more information about consultants Stonecreek LLC and affiliate Adventure Studios LLC, visit www.StonecreekLLC.com or call Amy Giggins at Adventure Studios Communications, at 818.973.3131

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Carolina Communities Promotes Charles Walker to Senior Vice President of Land Development

Carolina Communities Development Group, a fully integrated real estate development firm, announces the promotion of Charles Walker. Carolina Communities will be actively serving both the North and South Carolina marketplace.

Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Carolina Communities Development Group of Raleigh announces the addition of Charles Walker, Senior Vice President of Land Development. Charles’ daily responsibilities will include managing the entitlement process for the firm, designing the initial master plans for all projects, contact with local municipalities, hiring and management of consultants, supervision of approval processes and construction management.

Mr. Walker has fortified his proficiency in the industry through an abundance of work experiences in a number of roles. Prior to joining Carolina Communities, Charles was a Partner and Design Studio Director at the Land Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering Firm of ETd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Raleigh.

Charles’ experience at the firm provided him with an extensive background in project design, construction management and scheduling of production operations. During his tenure, he helped design major projects in the Triangle area including Bedford At Falls River, Olde Towne, Heritage in Wake Forest, Poyner Place Shopping Center and Alexander Place Shopping Center.

From the municipal perspective, over the last 20 years, Charles was appointed to several Committees and Boards in the City of Raleigh and was one of the authors of the Landscape Ordinance in 1985, which has been used as a model for many other landscape ordinances across the country. He served five years on the Appearance Commission as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission and Chair of the Landscape Design Committee, then six years on the Planning Commission as Vice-Chairman and as Chairman of the Text Change Committee.

Charles graduated from NCSU with a BA in Landscape Horticulture in 1984. He received his NC Landscape Contractors License in 1987, NC Landscape Architecture License in 1989 and SC Landscape Architecture License in 2003. Charles Walker is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as the American Planning Association.

Carolina Communities Development Group, located at 7700 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 120, will be actively serving both the North Carolina and South Carolina marketplace and is currently developing Charleston Homes at Alexander Place in North Raleigh, Creekside Valley in Apex, Olde Towne in Southeast Raleigh and Widewaters Village in Knightdale.

Carolina Communities Development Group (CCDG) is a fully integrated real estate development firm specializing in the acquisition and development of both commercial and residential properties. We are concentrating our efforts on the area bounded by Washington DC, Charlotte NC and Charleston SC. Our mission is to identify, acquire and develop properties that will provide end-users quality business and residential environments while returning our investors an optimum combination of high returns with minimal risk.

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Kara Homes is New Jersey New Home Builder

Builder magazine named Kara Homes- The fastest growing builder of new homes in the nation. INC. 500 ranked Kara Homes number 38 of America's fastest growing private companies, number 8 in the top 10 companies by revenue and number 1 in the real estate industry.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- In Stafford Township, Kara offers Evergreen Estates, Forest Edge Estates, Island Breeze, Prospect Ridge Estates, Stafford Woods and Summerfield Estates, many on one-acre home sites. Island Gate is already sold out. In Barnegat, Horizons is a Kara Homes community, and another there , Sterling Woods, is sold out.

The East Brunswick-based developer, had launched initially $8 million television advertising campaign in which the theme was "Kara Cares.And It Shows."

It is believed to be the first such branding program making use of television advertising by a home builder in the United States.

In the campaign,Kara Homes' founder-President, Zudi Karagjozi, composed his own music for the TV spots which is noteworthy. Karagjozi has performed and written songs with quite a few known artists. He also had a background in commodities trading and land development prior to establishing Kara Homes.

Karagjozi founded Kara Homes in 1999. Since then, the company has experienced meteoric growth.

The goal of the television ad campaign was to "develop an awareness among home buyers that Kara Homes build homes of outstanding design, high quality and excellent value,"said Karagjozi. Other goals are to "develop a succesful positioning in a saturated category; build brand equity and relevance in the home building category; and distinctly differenciate Kara from competitors."

The five TV spots that sets Kara apart, say representatives: unique home design, construction above competitor standards, and quick financing.

"The 'Kara Cares.And It Shows' seemed like the perfect tag for a number of resons,"said Dragoti in explaining the rationale for the concept. "First, the tag is true. Kara Homes are different than their competitors.' Every home is built above the industry standard. The quality and integrity is glaringly clear from the moment one steps into a Kara home. The ads reflect Kara's commitment to building homes of the highest quality. We also wanted to show that Kara is a leader in the home building market."

The visitors center for information on local communities is on Silo Road, off Route 9 North in Stafford Township. The website is www.karahomes.com

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University Appoints Construction Expert as Visiting Professor

One of the UK's leading experts on timber frame building, construction, planning and the environment has been appointed Visiting Professor of Research in Construction and Civil Engineering at the University of Wales, Newport.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Dr Michael Benfield, Managing Director of timber frame company Benfield ATT, will join the University’s School of Computing and Engineering in a role which will enable him to mentor students undertaking doctorates, degrees and NVQ qualifications. He will also promote research relevant to low cost housing, sustainable development, lifetime costs, and long term durability of buildings.

“I am completely taken aback and delighted to be honoured in this way,” commented Dr Benfield. ”Ongoing research, education and training are vital if we are to continue up-skilling the nations rapidly changing construction industry. It is to their credit that the University of Wales, Newport, recognise and are acting to address this need.”

Benfield ATT design, manufacture and build timber frame houses, schools, hospitals, hotels and holiday parks in the UK and overseas. Having built some of the UK’s first private developments of timber frame homes back in the 1960s and 1970s, Professor Benfield has addressed European and International symposia on low cost housing, human ecology, town planning, and construction industry training, as well as writing for prominent publications, presenting conference papers, and addressing professional audiences on life-time costing, sustainable engineering, property development and planning systems.

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Dr Benfield as a Visiting Professor,” said Alan Hayes, Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering. “His skill and expertise will prove invaluable to the students on our civil engineering degree courses.”

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February 08, 2022

Sea Box Inc. Provides Instant Shelters for Use in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

Insulated accommodation units, easily prepared for quick installation and use in crisis locations, are now available from US container specialists Sea Box, Inc.

East Riverton, NJ (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 8, 2022 -- A solution to the urgent need for habitable shelters – especially in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and in war or refugee situations – has been developed by container specials supplier Sea Box, Inc, of East Riverton, NJ.

By utilizing ISO shipping containers to build the shelters, they can be transported quickly and efficiently - by land or sea - to the required destination.

Once on-site, the shelters can be rapidly fitted out using unskilled labor and connected to local power supplies. In addition to being easily handled and transported, they offer high insulation values and require minimal modification to the container.

Two types of shelter are available from Sea Box - one based on an existing insulated container; and a second, using its ShelterPAK kit, which is based on a standard dry freight container.

By using an already insulated container, the only modification required is to fit an entrance panel in the door-frame. This panel is supplied by Sea Box ready for installation, and comes complete with a screen/exterior door combination already fitted. The entry panel is fitted with a Utility Panel for electrical connections and other services such as air-conditioning, ventilation and communications. During normal use, the outer door of the container is tied back to permit easy entrance, but the container door can be closed and locked when it is not being used. Sea Box has several hundred insulated containers available for immediate delivery.

The second shelter system solution offered by Sea Box involves the use of its ShelterPAK Kit, which enables a standard dry freight intermodal container to be transformed into an insulated, habitable, shelter at very low cost. The kit consists of light weight, interlocking, insulated panels that “snap-in” to the container walls and roof forming an almost “instant” shelter. The panels consist of pre-finished metal “skins” (aluminum or steel) sandwiching an insulated “core”. As with the insulated containers, a ready-made entrance panel is then fitted into the door frame of the container, and the shelter can be secured by closing the container’s cargo doors.

Apart from a few small wood screw-holes in the timber floor of the container, no other container modification is required. Sea Box explains that two people with cordless screwdrivers can convert a 20ft container into an insulated shelter in about two hours. Up to 8 ShelterPAKs can be transported inside a single 20ft container or 16 in a 40ft box. Where necessary, the ShelterPAK can be pre-packaged for dropping in by air.

Sea Box manufactures and custom modifies all types of ISO cargo containers and flatracks. These containers are modified into personnel shelters, shelters for disaster victims, and shelters to support homeland security projects. The company also designs new ISO containers for military requirements such as the Container Roll-In/Out Platform (CROP), advanced aircraft pallets and the TACOM container project.

For further information and photos, please contact:
Bob Welsch
Senior Sales Manager
Sea Box Inc.
Tel: (856) 303-1101
www.seabox.com

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WineRacks.com Announces Dealer Program Expansion and New Dealers

WineRacks.com, an industry leading manufacturer of Custom Wine Cellars, and Commercial / Retail Wine Racking proudly announces further expansion of their Dealer Programs and welcomes its newest Dealers into two major markets in the United States.

High Falls, NY (PRWEB) February 8, 2022 -- WineRacks.com, www.wineracks.com, manufacturers of private residential wine cellars, retail wine store racking and wine racking systems for the restaurant / hospitality industry announces an additional program to its 2005 Dealer Programs and proudly welcomes their newest Exclusive Territorial Dealers in the South East United States.

WineRacks.com has signed Ralph and Robert Bass from Kessick Fine Home Products, www.kessick.com, in Greenville, South Carolina to service the Greenville, SC and surrounding markets. In addition to bringing Custom Wine Cellars into their products and services portfolio, Kessick Fine Home Products specializes in Fine Wood Paneling, Custom Countertops, Closet / Wardrobes Systems and Custom Sinks. They will provide a full compliment of services, including wine cellar consultation, room build-outs, flooring, lighting and professional wine cellar installations. Shortly, you will be able to visit their Wine Cellar Showroom at the Palmetto Home and Garden in the Greenville Mall.

WineRacks.com, www.wineracks.com, also welcomes Joshua Pierce and Carolina Custom Wine Cellars into their family of Dealers. Carolina Custom Wine Cellars will be servicing the full wine cellar needs of their customers in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina and surrounding markets. Joshua Pierce brings a vast portfolio of carpentry services that will meet every need of his customers, from the initial wine cellar consultation, to the final installation of a Custom Wine Cellar. Carolina Custom Wine Cellars is available to service clients in Chatham, Orange, Durham and Wake Counties of North Carolina. Please contact Joshua at 919-427-2113
or visit his new website at www.carolinacustomwinecellars.com.

“We are very pleased to have two unique and reputable companies join our family of Dealers at WineRacks.com,” indicates Mark Karpinski, Director of Sales for WineRacks.com. “The Dealer Programs have demonstrated their value to our customers nationally and have greatly benefited our Dealers with the addition of the products and services we offer to their portfolios. We are excited for our customer base in these two great markets and are pleased to be represented by two reputable companies and individuals.”

Due to the overwhelming success of the 2005 Dealer Programs and the services it brings its customers, WineRacks.com will be actively seeking to add Exclusive Territorial Dealers in selected markets across the country.

In addition, WineRacks.com, www.wineracks.com, is nationally recruiting certified contractors, homebuilders and remodeling contractors to register with our Certified Wine Cellar Installers Registry. If WineRacks.com has a customer request for cellar build-out or installation that is not in an area of an Exclusive Dealer, a certified contractor in the area would be given the opportunity to take the job. According to Michael Babcock, President of WineRacks.com, “In our fourteen years of business, our primary focus has been to add products and services that fully accommodate every need of our customers. Whether it’s a private customer that needs a capable installer for his or her wine cellar or a Retail Wine Store owner that would like WineRacks.com to assist one of their customers by designing and manufacturing their wine cellar, our growing dealer network will help us to meet those needs. We also realize the huge value these programs have for the Dealers. They are able to grow their business, their customer base and their portfolio of products and services. Many of the certified contractors that do just one wine cellar project with us will go on to become Exclusive Territorial Dealers for us.”

WineRacks.com has been the one stop source of thousands of private residential customers, world-class restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, casinos, retail wine stores, country clubs and many more for over fourteen years. For more information about becoming a Dealer or Certified Installer for WineRacks.com, please call Mark Karpinski, Director of Sales at 888-687-2517 or visit www.wineracks.com to read or request more information about the many programs available.

Contact Information:
Mark Karpinski
Director of Sales
888-687-2517

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February 07, 2022

New Career Skills Opening the Path for Mature Career Changers

New Career Skills helps to address the shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. Also giving individuals the opportunity to change career and have a less stressful and better paid job as a plumber.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- New Career Skills (NCS) provider of training in plumbing, carpentry and electrics for mature career changers, has launched a new ten-week plumbing course to address the skill shortage in the UK, enabling men and women of any age to change career with ease. The course which is the only one of its type in the UK is accredited by the Open College Network, the UK's foremost provider of accreditation services for adult learning.

The NCS plumbing course was launched in response to the withdrawal of City & Guilds 6988 plumbing qualification. This meant that those wishing to enter the plumbing trade from other careers would struggle to find a clear and time-efficient path to enter the industry. NCS’s course is an improved, updated and expanded version of the 6988.

As well as offering a complete change in lifestyle, plumbers’ hours of work are flexible as opposed to the regimented 9am-5pm of office jobs. The financial rewards of becoming a plumber have been well documented. Plumbers typically earn between £25,000 and £50,000 a year.

Historically, training to become a plumber was only open to school leavers (16-24 year olds), via job training and day release college courses, taking from two to five years to complete with low wages until graduation. For over 25 year olds, it was virtually impossible as most employers and colleges wouldn’t consider taking mature students on. Moreover, the traditional method of training was unsuitable for mature students and younger students keen to get going in a shorter time.

NCS is one of the few re-skilling providers to address these major flaws. NCS offer a flexible, blended learning programme which allows students to complete the theory part of their training at home using interactive materials and tutor support. Then, when ready, students can complete four separate one-week practical sessions at one of NCS’s nationwide Centres of Plumbing Excellence.

Following graduation, students are unlikely to be short of work. According to the Institute of Plumbers there are over 30,000 unfilled vacancies and this is growing rapidly as a result of house building being at its highest level for over 100 years.

The British Plumbing Employers Council estimates that 29,000 new plumbers will be needed in the next five years.

Furthermore, the average age of plumbers is currently quite high, meaning that more are leaving the industry than joining it. Colleges are estimated to only have about 3,000 trainee vacancies per annum of which it has been estimated that only 50% actually go on to work as plumbers.

Commenting, Tim Adderson, managing director, NCS, said: “There are other training providers offering courses such as the C&G; 6032, but as anybody in the industry knows, these certificates do not offer the breadth and depth of training to work to the NVQ2 or to add real value to most employers. With the plumbing course we have answered the needs of both industry and mature career changers, many who have work and family commitments and can’t afford to take weeks off work to train.”

NCS, established in 1998, is highly experienced in the requirements of the plumbing industry and the high standards it demands. “The company does not expect its students to walk out of its programmes and into your kitchen or bathroom, but sees itself as a provider of qualified and mature individuals with the confidence, knowledge and motivation to enter the industry and progress on to NVQ2 and over time to NVQ3. Employers can assume that our students have had the best training available, otherwise we don’t award them with an NCS certificate.”

NCS graduates have been employed by companies such as: British Gas, Plumb Local, Initial Building Services, Peoples Plumbers, Dyno Rod, Gas Care, Awesome Bathrooms & Plumbing, to name but a few.

The first step is to help graduates find employment within the industry; it is a resource that NCS hopes to continue developing in the coming year offering further career and employment advice. After the course, NCS encourages all graduates to return for further training for completion of their NVQ2, which is currently offered on block release. It should be a win-win situation with prospective employers having access to a pool of well-trained motivated mature career changers.

To find out more please call 0870 766 9196 or go to http://www.newcareerskills.co.uk

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SECOA, Inc. Forms New Lighting Systems Integration Group

SECOA, Inc., a Minnesota based stage equipment company, has announced the formation of a Lighting Systems Integration Group. This group will spearhead SECOA’s efforts to be the market leader in sales and service of performance lighting systems.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- While most in the theatrical world know SECOA for its stage rigging equipment, SECOA has supplied and integrated many lighting systems in venues across the country. "Although the name SECOA is synonymous with high quality stage rigging equipment and installations, our industry may not be as familiar with our expertise in lighting system integration.” commented Jim Kunz, president of SECOA. “SECOA’s comprehensive line of stage equipment and installations across the country enable us to give our customers the best lighting system – one that is seamlessly integrated from design to installation with all the stage equipment in the theatre.”

Ben Cox was brought on by SECOA to lead outside sales for the new lighting group. Cox previously worked in lighting system sales as a manufacturer’s representative, giving him experience in working with theatre consultants, architects, engineers, electrical contractors, and lighting designers. “I look forward to working with people to find the right stage lighting system for their venue- whether it a theatre, church, performance hall, or even a cafetorium.” said Cox.

SECOA is also expanding its lighting system service capabilities as an authorized service center for major lighting, dimming, and control system manufacturers. Jo Yeager, recently added to SECOA’s staff, will execute lighting system service. Yeager’s wide base of experience with both technical theatre and computer systems commend her to service both older equipment and the latest advances in theatrical lighting control.

Jerry Kraft and Cherie Gallinati will handle inside sales and project management for the Lighting Systems Integration Group. Veterans of SECOA and of technical theatre, they have worked in all facets of the theatrical contracting industry. Kraft quipped “Being a jack-of-all-trades gives me the ability to analyze a project and ensure that all disciplines work together throughout the project life cycle.”

More information about SECOA can be found at www.secoa.com

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Final 25 Residences in Audubon Condominium at Feathersound Among Area's Last

With space for no new construction in Clearwater Florida's desirable Feathersound neighborhood, the last 25 residences at Audubon Condominium are selling fast.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- Feather Sound has long been considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Clearwater area. The prestigious Feather Sound Golf and Country Club, the beautiful vistas with meandering lakes and the immediate proximity to I-275 are part of the appeal that has made Father Sound such a coveted address. Very soon, however, buyers attracted to the convenience, beauty and recreational advantages of this community will lose the opportunity to call Feather Sound home. That’s because Audubon Condominium at Feather Sound, among the latest developments in the area, is selling its final 25 residences.

Audubon is an attended, gated community with two and three-bedroom and loft residences featured in a tropical setting surrounded by panoramic views of the golf course, walking trails and nature preserve.

“The truth is that Feather Sound itself is just about built-out,” explains Phil Massey, sales manager. “There will be no more new developments, which leaves only existing homes on the market. Those who want to live in a luxury community, with resort-style amenities and beautiful well-appointed floor plans would do well to check out Audubon. But they had better move fast since our final phase is selling out so rapidly.”

Massey says the area surrounding Feather Sound has become more and more of an attraction over the past few years as it has grown. Fine restaurants, shopping, new schools, sports amenities and night life options abound close by and proximity to I-275 brings downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, two airports, the beaches and all the other cultural and recreational choices of the bay area within easy access.

“When you compare the value at Audubon with home prices in this in-demand neighborhood, it’s no surprise we have only 25 residences remaining,” Massey adds.

Spanning to over 1500 square feet, the residences at Audubon offer a variety of floor plans, all with scenic golf course or lake views. Owners will also enjoy deluxe kitchens with GE appliances, full-size washer and dryer, stone tile flooring, ceramic tile baths, crown molding and screened porches or patios.

Four model residences are available for viewing, created by award-winning interior designer Leslie Schlesinger. Acclaimed for her work, as seen in Architectural Digest, New York Times, Haute Décor and Traditional Home magazines, Schlesinger blends casual elegance and relaxed comfort, set off by an array of designer touches in Audubon’s models.

Community amenities are a significant part of Audubon’s appeal. The Clubhouse complex, surrounded by beautiful lake vistas and a scenic fountain, attracts owners and their guests for daytime and evening activities. There they can relax on the sundeck beneath the bougainvillea-covered pergola, cool off in the expansive swimming pool, polish their tennis skills on the lighted courts or enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up at the juice-bar nearby. Inside the clubhouse more choices abound. Perhaps its time for a work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or for a friendly game on the basketball court. At the convenient Cyber Café business center owners can plan a conference room meeting via fast-access internet and fax. Later on, they can prepare for a big family party at the Clubroom with its adjoining catering kitchen. Owners know they can count on Audubon’s concierge for assistance and special services when they are needed.

“Audubon at Feather Sound is a community that’s guaranteed to exceed your expectations in every way but one … the price,” says developer Adam Schlesinger. “With our resort-style amenities, gated privacy and stunning setting, it's little wonder people are so eager to call Audubon home.”

Prices at Audubon start in the $160s for lofts, $170s for two bedrooms and $220s for three bedrooms. A portion from the sale of every residence is being donated to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation® which will be receiving $45,000 from Audubon’s developer.

Audubon is located in the Carillon area, south of Ulmerton Road between I-275 and 41st Street at 2400 Feather Sound Drive in Clearwater. The Sales Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For information call 727 573-4440 or visit the website at www.auduboncondominiums.com

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Enjoy the Comfort of a Resort in the Familiar Atmosphere of Your New Jersey New Home

Kara Homes, a New Jersey new home builder is offering you a unique opportunity to be one of a select few homeowners to hear and see the ocean everyday, not just at your doorstep, but from your beautifully situated decks and windows.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 - Beach Front Restoration - In a first for the New Jersey Shore, an elegant period from the Garden State's rich beachfront history is being restored

At Sea Bright, NJ a pleasant 35-minute ferry ride from downtown New York Kara Homes, a New Jersey homebuilder,is restoring a beach front section of this community to its former granduer as an oceanfront Millionaire's Row of mansions.

"This is a unique renaissance for the New Jersey Shore. We are restoring Sea Bright to its former elegance. We believe we're accomplishing this with our new, luxury, single family Estate Homes. There will be nothing like this on the whole of the Jersey Shore." says Zudi Karagjozi,founder and president of Kara homes.

Kara homes was Builder Magazine's "Fast track Builder of the year" in 2002 and was again at the top of the list in the No 2 spot in 2003. The company plans to go public in 2005.

Kara's new luxury home community - The Tradewinds at Sea Bright-consists of luxury $1.8 million to $3.7 million oceanfront mansions on a pristine beach with sweeping vistas of the Atlantic ocean. Each new home will be built on a quarter acre homesite and range in size from 3,500 to 5,000 s/f

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February 06, 2022

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. Joins The Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA)

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., a specialized contractor providing demolition, equipment salvage, onsite concrete crushing, scrap metal recycling and used/surplus equipment sales to various industries recently became a member of The Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA).

South Plainfield, NJ (PRWEB) February 6, 2022 -- For fifty years, LICA contractors have paved the way for our country's growth and expansion. LICA has contractors from coast to coast, providing a wide range of services including grading, excavating, drainage, landscaping, paving, wetland development and site preparation. LICA contractors work in cities, on farms, ranches and in rural areas. They work with dedication and commitment to the professional conservation of soil and water.

LICA also strives to improve the business climate by working for better legislation and regulations, by keeping their members abreast of the current changes impacting their operations, and providing training in the latest technology.

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. is a demolition and concrete crushing contractor based in New Jersey. We have been in business for over 25 years, are financially sound (D&B; Rating of 3A2, and are bondable. Our work is completed professionally with an OSHA trained workforce. We provide the following services: Demolition, Building Demolition, Onsite Concrete Aggregate Crushing, Rigging, Brownfield Redevelopment, Surplus Equipment Purchasing, Interior Demolition, Equipment Removals, Dismantlement, Investment Recovery, Used Equipment Purchasing, Wrecking, Equipment Salvage and Scrap Metal Recycling.

Contact:
Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.
1260 New Market Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
P: (908) 668-0600
F: (908) 668-0601
Contact: Damon Kozul, PE, CHMM
Website http://www.dallascontracting.com

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First Annual Birdhouse Building Contest To benefit Massachusetts Audubon Society. Co-Sponsor by Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware, Marshfield

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware, Marshfield, will co-sponsor the First Annual Birdhouse Building Contest with Massachusetts Audubon Society. The public is encouraged to join in. Taylor Lumber will donate the initial building materials required to assemble a modest birdhouse.

Marshfield, MA (PRWEB) February 6, 2022 -- Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware, Marshfield, will co-sponsor the First Annual Birdhouse Building Contest with (Mass Audubon) Massachusetts Audubon Society. The public is encouraged to join in by building a standard or very unique birdhouse and having that labor of love auctioned off to raise funds for the (South Shore Sanctuaries) Audubon Society.

Taylor Lumber will donate the initial building materials required to assemble a modest birdhouse. Bird house artists can also let their imagination run wild and customize their creation. Contestants will be judged in the following categories: Most Humorous, Most Practical, Most Impractical, and Most Creative.

The bird house contest will take place at “Farm Day”, Saturday, October 1, the (South Shore Sanctuaries) Marshfield Chapter of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s grand event of the year. There is no entry fee and all ages are encouraged to enter. Standard kits, that include (2) 4’ boards and fasteners, are now available at Taylor Lumber, 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass. Entry forms are available at Taylor Lumber and Mass. Audubon, located at 2000 Main Street, Marshfield, MA.

“We are looking forward to being a part of this event,” noted Rick Taylor, the third generation of the Taylor family to run the 60 year old family owned and managed business. “It is a great activity for families and youth groups to participate in.”

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware has maintained the old fashioned, personal service once offered by every good hometown lumber and hardware store. The Taylor family has been serving Marshfield’s lumber and hardware needs for more than 50 years. Today they are a full-service hardware store and lumberyard serving professional contractors and the “do-it-yourselfer”. Taylor Lumber combines traditional, old-fashioned service with the advances of today's building materials. As an ACE affiliate, they are able to bring the customer a wide variety of top quality, competitively priced products.

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware is located at 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass. They can be reached at 781.834.7921 or toll free at 800.562.9663. Also, visit Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware on the web at www.taylor-ace.com.

(Mass Audubon is a 108 year old conservation, education, and advocacy organization with about 65,000 family members in Massachusetts. There are more than 3000 families that belong on the South Shore.)

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February 04, 2022

Taylor Lumber Offers Tips on How to Incorporate Stone Into Your Landscape

Landscaping is not just about plants anymore. The use of hardscape materials has become increasingly popular, particularly stones.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Landscaping is not just about plants anymore. The artful placement of landscaping stones can not only enhance the natural elements that you've already cultivated, but the aesthetic and functional use of stone can even raise the value of your property. For many, a boulder at a driveway entrance will suffice. But the possibilities are endless.

The use of hardscape materials has become increasingly popular, particularly stones. “We see a lot more people incorporating stones into their landscape to create borders or just add character to their garden”, noted Len Hunt, General Manager of the Hardware Department at Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware.

Marshfield based Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware is a full-service hardware store and lumberyard located at 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass.

Some creative use of stone includes, but is not limited to:

- Patio floors/walls
- Paths, including garden stepping stone walkways
- Retaining walls
- Foundations for porches, decks, or gazebos
- Accent pieces for water gardens and rock gardens
- Stone walls...
- Vegetable garden or flower bed walls

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware has maintained the old fashioned, personal service once offered by every good hometown lumber and hardware store. The Taylor family has been serving Marshfield’s lumber and hardware needs for more than 50 years. Today they are a full-service hardware store and lumberyard serving professional contractors and the “do-it-yourselfer”. Taylor Lumber combines traditional, old-fashioned service with the advances of today's building materials. As an ACE affiliate, they are able to bring the customer a wide variety of top quality, competitively priced products.

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware is located at 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass. They can be reached at 781.834.0214 or toll free at 800.562.9663. Also, visit Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware on the web at www.taylor-ace.com

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Go Back to the Stone Age. Taylor Lumber Offers Tips on How to Build a Stone Wall Like a Pro

Add beauty and functionality to your yard and garden – build a stone wall. Although they are functional and durable, building a stone wall involves hard work. Luckily the folks at Taylor Lumber have offered some tips to help you build a stone wall like a professional.

Marshfield, MA (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Add beauty and functionality to your yard and garden – build a stone wall. Not only is stone the oldest building material ever used, but the aesthetic use of stone can even raise the value of your property. Although they are functional and durable, building a stone wall involves hard work.

Luckily the folks at Taylor Lumber have offered some tips to help you build a stone wall like a professional. Marshfield based Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware is a full-service hardware store and lumberyard located at 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass.

- If this is your first stone wall, it is suggested that you limit the height to three feet.
- For walls less than three feet high, a six inch trench will suffice. However, for walls higher than three feet, you will need a footer trench dug to a depth below the frost line.
- Build your wall so it consists of several layers, arranged together like a puzzle.
- Stones can be trimmed to the proper shape and size by using a stone mason’s hammer. A stone chisel and sledge hammer can be used to split stones.
- Place smaller rocks in between to act as fillers.
- The width of the wall at the base should be two-thirds of the height of the wall.
- Place bonding stones, the long flat stones, at either end of the trench and then again at regular four foot intervals along the length of the wall.
- Place each stone so that it rests on a flat, strong bed and overlaps two or more stones below. Since the wall is held together by gravity and friction, it is important that each stone is set properly.
- Using gravity to your advantage, the front of the wall and either end should be sloped slightly toward the center of the wall (approx. 1 inch per foot of height).
- Outline the wall using stakes and a string to use as a guideline.
- Mortar the flattest stones for the top layer of the wall.

When done properly, a stone wall can last a lifetime.

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware has maintained the old fashioned, personal service once offered by every good hometown lumber and hardware store. The Taylor family has been serving Marshfield’s lumber and hardware needs for more than 50 years. Today they are a full-service hardware store and lumberyard serving professional contractors and the “do-it-yourselfer”. Taylor Lumber combines traditional, old-fashioned service with the advances of today's building materials. As an ACE affiliate, they are able to bring the customer a wide variety of top quality, competitively priced products.

Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware is located at 2075 Ocean Street (Route 139) in Marshfield, Mass. They can be reached at 781.834.0214 or toll free at 800.562.9663. Also, visit Taylor Lumber/ACE Hardware on the web at www.taylor-ace.com

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Girlgear Industries™ Launches the Pink Tool Belt™ Product Line

Girlgear Industries™ has launched a line of home improvement accessories for the stylish “do-it-herself” woman of today. The Pink Tool Belt™ product line includes leather tool belts and related home & garden accessories designed especially for women. The products offered are heavy-duty and industrial grade, yet are lightweight and shaped for a woman’s body. Products are only available in the ultra-feminine color pink.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Kellie Reamer, the girl behind the idea, created the Pink Tool Belt™ line after searching for a tool belt to use on her own renovation projects. Kellie wanted a tool belt that was as durable and sturdy as a “man’s tool belt”, but fit right around the hips and wasn’t heavier than the tools it carried. Her only other requirement was that it be pink to reflect her feminine and edgy style. She discovered that many women like her were seeking a similar solution in a tool belt.

The original Pink Tool Belt™ was designed and manufactured to meet this demand. It is a heavy-duty, pink suede leather tool belt with 11 pockets, 2 hammer loops and an adjustable soft web belt. It is made to fit a woman’s hips, from 30” up to 47”. The Pink Tool Belt™ is being worn by professional contractors, carpenters, amateur renovators, landscapers and handywomen. It is used by women for home improvement projects, gardening, window cleaning and just about any other task that requires carrying tools or implements. Some just wear it for fun.

Girlgear Industries™ says that over half of their sales of the Pink Tool Belt™ product line are to men who are buying gifts for their wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters or mothers. Valentines Day, Mothers Day and Christmas are expected to be the busiest sales periods for Girlgear Industries™ this year. By October 2005, Girlgear Industries™ plans to roll out other products in the Pink Tool Belt™ line including single tool pouch designs and gardeners’ accessories. Of course, all new items will only be available in pink.

For more information on the Pink Tool Belt™ visit http://www.pinktoolbelts.com

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Sound Seal Quiets Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

Sound Seal, the leader in sound control products for over 25 years, proudly introduces SoundEater® acoustical floor underlayment. Sound Seal provides products and services for commercial and residential applications, serving industrial, architectural, construction and original equipment manufacturing markets.

Agawam, MA (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Sound Seal, the leader in sound control products for over 25 years, proudly introduces SoundEater® acoustical floor underlayment. Part of the Impacta® line of acoustical floor underlayment products from Sound Seal, SoundEater® is an innovative sound controlling underlayment for nail-down type hardwood flooring that is the only underlayment of its kind in the marketplace.

Specifically designed to control impact noise (footsteps) in luxury apartments, townhomes, and condominiums, SoundEater® underlayment has achieved field IIC ratings above 60. SoundEater’s® unique design is a full-floating subfloor comprised of a single layer of specially engineered fiberboard separated with wood nailers. SoundEater’s® tongue and groove assembly makes for easy installation over wood or concrete floor structures.

For more information about SoundEater®, or any of the products in the Impacta® line of acoustical floor underlayment products from Sound Seal, please visit soundeater.com, acousticflooring.com, or call toll-free 1-800-569-1294 to request specific product literature or samples.

Sound Seal provides products and services for commercial and residential applications, serving industrial, architectural, construction and original equipment manufacturing markets.

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February 03, 2022

Who in Charleston Will Win the $100,000 Home Makeover? NiteLites of Charleston - The Landscape Lighting Professionals Will Award one of the Prizes.

Who in Charleston will Win the $100,000 Home Makeover? NiteLites of Charleston - The Landscape Lighting Professionals will be there to award the winner with fabulous outdoor landscape lights.

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- Over the past 6 weeks, South Carolina residents have been sending VHS tapes and DVDs explaining why they or someone they know should get the $100,000+ Home Makeover sponsored by WCIV-ABC News 4. WCIV will choose the winner on the basis of renovations requested and reasons given for needing the renovations. The winner will be announced during the WCIV-ABC News 4 broadcast at 6:00 pm on February 4, 2022

Dawn Thomas, Owner of NiteLites of Charleston – The Landscape Lighting Professionals, is proud to be a part of this exciting contest. Ms. Thomas will donate and install new outdoor lighting for the winner. The winner will be provided with a home/room makeover including: landscape lighting provided by NiteLites of Charleston, and other vendors will donate landscaping, carpeting, furniture, hardware items and materials, accessories, lighting, and shelving, totaling approximately $103,000 in home improvement materials, products or services.

For more information about NiteLites of Charleston’s participation in the ABC News 4’s $100,000 Home Makeover contact Dawn Thomas at 843-723-1660 or call the NiteLites’ World Headquarters at 1 866 NITELITES. If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demo contact Dawn Thomas or her staff at (843) 903-0765.

NiteLites’ world headquarters, located in Franklin, Ohio, specializes in the manufacturing, design, installation, and life time maintenance of top quality low voltage lighting for both residential and commercial applications. NiteLites’ proprietary line of copper and brass fixtures provide an inviting application of light on any project. NiteLites continually strives to elevate the standards of quality, safety, and professionalism in the outdoor lighting industry, their products and systems provide the latest cutting edge technology from their progressive manufacturers as well as a solid history of providing first rate service to every client.

For more information on a NiteLites Franchise, contact Tom Frederick at NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., (866) NITELITES. For more information on NiteLites Architectural and Landscape Lighting visit their web site at www.nitelites.com. If you are interested in outdoor lighting and would like a free night time demo contact Dawn Thomas and her staff at the Myrtle Beach or Charleston Home Shows or call her office at (843) 903-0765.

You can meet Dawn Thomas and learn more about NiteLites on March 11-13 at the Myrtle Beach Home Show 2005 held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The 2005 Home Show offers free how-to demonstrations and children’s programs. For more information about The Home Show 2005 visit their web site at www.myrtlebeachinfo.com/cgi/foxweb.dll/wlx/cal/wlxcalemain?cc=MBACC.

NiteLites will also exhibit at the Charleston 2005 Home and Outdoor Living Show on March 18-20. For more information, call Dawn Thomas at (843) 903-0765

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Burglars despise barking dogs and alarm systems despise jumping cats, but with some initial thought, planning and new technology, your pet can now live in harmony with a home security system and you can continue to enjoy that welcomed feeling of security

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- Home security systems have come a long way over the past few years and are now able to be designed with little impact on not only your lifestyle, but also on your pet's lifestyle. Older alarm systems were not very good at being able to identify the difference between a burglar entering a home or a cat walking to its litter box, but with new "pet-immune" motion sensors incorporated into your system's design, alarms can now allow both dogs and cats to enjoy their freedom without setting off any false alarms. False alarms can not only wake you out of a deep sleep or annoy neighbors during the day, but they can also generate unneeded visits from your local authorities.

These newer "pet-immune" motion sensors should be considered during the initial evaluation and design of a home's security system--not only for your current and future pet plans, but also for the next homeowner who could also benefit from a pet-friendly system.

Another great improvement, is with glassbreak sensors, which are also a great way to keep your pet's lifestyle intact while keeping your home's perimeter protected. These small electronic devices can be placed in a room and constantly monitor for any window breakage during the day or night, while continuing to let both you and your pet move throughout the home without the system needing a code to disarm.

With the recent introduction of wireless one-touch keychain remote controls (otherwise known as key fobs), the ease of arming or disarming your home security system without the need for those hard to remember codes has gotten a whole lot simpler. This can be particularly important when your system is armed and your pet needs a bathroom break or when you are returning home to a very excited pup looking for some immediate attention.

Pets play a significant role in many of our lives today and with a properly planned pet-friendly home security system, both you and your pet's lifestyles can be minimally impacted while still gaining that welcomed feeling of security.

Timothy Beisner is a 3rd generation security system expert and owner of Electro Alarms Company, Inc., a full-service alarm company offering security system design, installation and service since 1931 primarily serving the Northwest Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia regions. Tim spent a majority of his childhood and adolescence in the security system industry, after earning his bachelors of science degree in business administration and spending 10 years working in corporate finance, product management and marketing, he returned to the security industry to utilize his knowledge and better promote the "welcomed feeling of security" that a well designed alarm system can provide. For any additional information or future topic suggestions, please contact Tim via email at e-mail protected from spam bots, by phone at 678-787-3003 or online at http://www.ElectroAlarms.com

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Littleton Advertising & Marketing a National Winner with “Idea of the Year”

Littleton Advertising has been awarded a 2004 "Idea of the Year" Merit Award for the marketing campaign, NewHome101. The campaign placed K. Hovnanian's townhomes in the spotlight throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina, and garnered substantial praises for its creativity and ingenuity at the national competition.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Littleton Advertising & Marketing of New Bern and Raleigh has been announced as a Merit Award Winner in the Fourth Annual Sales + Marketing Ideas “Idea of the Year” Contest. Littleton submitted its “NewHome101” campaign, a vastly successful marketing campaign produced for Triangle market townhomes built by K. Hovnanian Homes, formerly Westminster Homes.

This prestigious award also means Littleton’s compelling marketing idea will be featured in the March/April 2005 issue of Sales + Marketing Ideas (SMI) magazine, an official publication of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“The NewHome101 Guide is an extremely creative idea which was well executed throughout the course of the marketing program,” said Joseph P. McGraw, Director of Marketing and Publications and Publisher of Sales + Marketing Ideas magazine.

The NewHome101 campaign was designed to make the audience aware of the townhomes offered by K. Hovnanian’s Westminster Homes in six different communities throughout the Triangle, and to drive the audience to the website, www.newhome101.com, in order to educate them about the ease and advantages of homeownership.

“Littleton’s innovative idea created a buzz about the Westminster Homes product and definitely deserves the Merit Award for the Idea of the Year Contest,” added McGraw.

The examples of the award-winning collateral pieces, radio commercials and other materials have been made available on Littleton’s website, www.littletonadvertising.com.

The Idea of the Year competition recognizes the achievements in new home marketing, paying tribute to creative and cost-effective marketing ideas throughout the nation.

Judging of the contest took place at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Trustees of the National Sales and Marketing Council of NAHB judged the contest, evaluating each entry’s originality, creativity and ease of execution.

About SMI:
Sales + Marketing Ideas is published bi-monthly by the National Sales and Marketing Council of the NAHB. It is the premier source of new home sales and marketing trends and techniques.

About LA&M;:
Littleton Advertising & Marketing is a full-service, award winning advertising agency that specializes in the marketing of high-end master planned Real Estate communities and products that require a high degree of emotional appeal to communicate to a select group of discriminating buyers. The company is known for creating breakthrough branding for each product marketed. Littleton Advertising and Marketing can be reached at 888-514-9116 or by logging onto www.littletonadvertising.com.

Zach Mazefsky
Director of Public Relations
Littleton Advertising & Marketing
p. 252-514-2211
f. 252-514-2390
202 Craven St. Suite C
New Bern, NC 28560

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Tile Installer Find Great Tools Resource Online

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(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- TileTools.us is an on-line tile tools shopping site featuring all the tools needed to successfully complete professional tile installations. Since it's launch TileTools.us has seen a flood of users ordering wide varieties of tools and accessories to help them provide professional tile installations.

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February 02, 2022

Four Rented Homes to Open Immediately; Sumatra Campus to be Built for Tsunami Orphans in Aceh, Indonesia

Orphans International (OI) Worldwide founder Jim Luce announced today that OI America has received sufficient financial support -- including multiple community fundraisers, a $60,000 individual gift and several corporate and foundation grants -- to expand its operations and activities in Indonesia with the initiation of OI Sumatra, joining OI's existing projects in Bali and Sulawesi. Implementation of the project has begun already and the first two homes should open on the outskirts of Banda Aceh, epicenter of the tsunami disaster in Indonesia with an opening ceremony scheduled for the first week in March to be attended by OI personnel from around the world.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- Meetings with government officials in New York, Jakarta, and Banda Aceh in the last month have kicked-off OI's effort to provide a secure home and support for children orphaned by the recent disaster.

Coincidentally, Mr. Luce had met in New York with Indonesian Chief Social Welfare Minister Alwi Shihab to discuss a similar expansion in December, just prior to the tsunami. Mr. Shihab is now coordinating Indonesia’s response to the disaster. OI's next International Council meeting will be held at the Indonesian Mission to the United Nations this week. OI Sumatra will work closely with local leadership in Banda Aceh.

OI staff have begun the process of reviewing applications of orphaned children in the province of Aceh, and 12 children have already been approved and are awaiting placement. OI has set the immediate objective of providing a home for at least 48 orphaned children in Aceh, with the goal of providing for 240 children in a dedicated community within one year. Additional children may be placed eventually in other OI projects in Indonesia, if details can be arranged. Director Ramdani Sirait reports OI is now screening applicants in Banda Aceh for seven houseparents; the applicants are primarily teachers and nurses. Plans are to hire over 100 local staff in the next year, thus boosting the local economy and providing a vehicle for self-help.

OI Sumatra plans on renting a total of ten homes in the same neighborhood in the first six month, six homes for four children and a houseparent in each, and four homes for staff and guests; Sirait will share a home with the administrative office. Some of the homes will be furnished, and others will require furniture. Local carpenters will custom-build any needed furnishings. An additional ten homes are to be rented in the second six months, bringing OI rented housing stock to twenty and providing coverage for a total of 48 children by year-end. The first twelve homes are to be named after donors: Broadway House, Brooklyn House, Chicago House, Global Share House, Long Island House, Manhattan House, New Jersey House, Queens House, Roosevelt Island House, Rotary House, Silicon Valley House, and Spring Valley House.

The three staff homes will house two international team staff members in each, with a guest room in each as well. OI’s international team of two American teachers, OI staff from Haiti and Peru and another teacher from the U.K. are expected to depart shortly for Sumatra. Luce will cut the red ribbon at the project opening ceremony in March.

OI Sumatra, an Indonesian organization headed by Sirait who is from North Sumatra, has an advantage over many other relief organizations: he is coordinating a relief effort that is paying Indonesian rates, not "relief rates." In a recent AP story entitled "Tsunami Bringing Long List of Profiteers" it is reported that Acehnese who speak English are in high demand by aid agencies and journalists who need translators. The going rate, AP states, is $50 a day -- the rough equivalent of a civil servant's monthly wage in pre-disaster Aceh. OI staff in Indonesia are paid between $60 and $400 per month; most speak English,

AP further reports that most aid agencies and media have settled in an upper-class Banda Aceh neighborhood untouched by the disaster, where current market rents rival those of New York City. The rent for a two-bedroom home that previously cost the equivalent of a few hundred dollars has soared as high as $5,000 a month. However, OI staff in Banda Aceh have already identified four three-bedroom homes in the same area of the devastated capital’s suburbs that rent for Rp. 5 million a year per house (approx. US$500). These homes are in undisturbed condition, described as “comfortable” and are the size of our planned sixty “small homes” to house four children and a houseparent. Like OI homes in Bali and Sulawesi, they have electricity and cold water.

OI Sumatra has begun negotiations to purchase a 40-acre (16 ha) property outside Banda Aceh. Following OI Worldwide's general development plan, construction would begin as soon as possible on a campus composed of 60 small homes, schools, polyclinics for medical, psychological and dental health, sports parks and athletic facilities. Emergency housing will be constructed first. Architects for Humanity and other organizations and institutions are assisting with the design of the OI campus and its 100+ buildings. The campus will be open to the local community and offer feeding and educational programs for all neighborhood children as funds become available.

"The core value Architects for Humanity can add to this project is our ability to open the project up to a large, diverse group of knowledgeable people and in bringing a creative discourse to begin establishing key parameters for the projects that will constitute your orphanage campus," states Jason Buchheit, co-director of AFH-New York. "We are talking about building more than just basic shelter, but allowing the construction of schools, infrastructure and medical clinics. With a more holistic and sustainable approach of reconstruction, we will help to build beyond simple dwellings to live and create a real community -- an actual village -- for life to grow, rebuild and renew,” adds Sarika Bajoria, co-director of AFH-NY.

The Professional Alliance for Technology and Habitation (P-A-T-H) is a voluntary group of professionals from all walks of life coming together in New York to provide technical support to community groups such as OI. "In response to the tsunami, P-A-T-H has initiated 'The NY Tsunami/Seismic Shelter Group' to bring together individuals and institutions who will focus on sustainable post-disaster shelter planning and design," according to the organization’s founder Makrand Bhoot. The Pratt Institute School of Architecture has also expressed an interest in working with OI Sumatra to design the planned 40-acre campus.

At this point, five small homes have been pledged by several Rotary Club chapters on Long Island, communities in New York and on Roosevelt Island and the Broadway theatre community in New York. Benefits have already begun and are being planned for February in venues from art galleries and churches to a Broadway theater and the Jacob Javits Convention Center. A small home costs $16,000 to construct and will house four children. 55 other small homes remain available for sponsorship.

OI Sumatra aims to provide a continuing and long-lived base of support for the tsunami victims. The campus is slated to be fully integrated into the local community, and serve as a locus of interaction for international humanitarian organizations working with Indonesian NGOs in Sumatra.

"Orphans International differs remarkably from many other institutions as our goal is not to warehouse children but to transform them into global citizens," Luce states. "Though our interfaith approach, high adult-to-child ratio, and emphasis on education, the arts and athletics, we are not merely rescuing tsunami victims, but attempting to raise the next generation of leadership in Indonesia," Luce adds.

In addition to the launch of OI Sumatra, OI Bali founder Sirait has announced that OI's original two Indonesian projects -- OI Bali and OI Sulawesi -- would each double their capacity to welcome children tragically orphaned by the tsunami that has killed over 220,000 in Indonesia alone. "Children in schools from New York to Washington to Colorado are now raising pennies to assist us," states Luce.

"The enormous scale of this disaster precludes any one organization or government from stabilizing the situation," states OI America board member Tim Vanover. "However, if every NGO on the ground there could assist to their maximum capacity it would alleviate much suffering and despair," he adds. Vanover continued, "I am proud that OI can play a modest role in securing the future of a significant number of the most unfortunate victims -- the children."

OI's mission is to help orphaned or abandoned children grow into solid citizens of the world through a stable, family-like environment that is simultaneously interfaith, interracial, international, intergenerational, and Internet-connected. "Our new Aceh orphans will be given the same opportunities as the rest of our children," states Luce.

While OI has received enough funding to embark upon this ambitious project, additional support will be required to provide the highest level of support for as many orphans as possible. Tax-deductible contributions for the Emergency Tsunami Fund, may be sent to Orphans International America, 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044, earmarked "OI Tsunami Orphans Fund." More information can be obtained from the organization's website, www.oiww.org, and contributions may be made on-line at http://oiww.org/howtohelp.html. Small homes cost $16,000 each and it is $600 to sponsor a child for one year.

OI America is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the State of New York in 2002 and listed with the N.Y.S. Department of Charities. The organization is designated as a 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. All Indonesian affiliates are incorporated and registered in Indonesia as well; Sulawesi was incorporated in 2001 and Bali in 2004, and Sumatra in 2005. Other affiliates are being formed in Guyana, Haiti, Peru and Togo.

At the recent OI America annual benefit held at the Yale Club, proclamations and letters of support were received from Mayor Michael Bloomberg (New York), Sen. Hillary Clinton (New York), Former Borough Pres. Fernando Ferrer (Bronx), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (U.S. House of Rep.), City Council Speaker Gifford Miller (New York), Gov. George Pataki (New York), Rep. Charles Rangel (U.S. House of Rep.), Consul General Cecilia Rebong (Philippines), Rabbi Leonard Schoolman (Center for Religious Inquiry), State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer (New York), Mayor Anthony Williams (D.C.), Imam Muhammad Syamsi Ali (Islamic Cultural Center of New York), U.N. Ambassador Francis Lorenzo (Dominican Republic), Consul General Leonor Osorio (Venezuela), City Comptroller William Thompson (New York), and Consul General Kristio Wahyono (Indonesia). HSH Prince Albert of Monaco heads OI's Global Advisory Board.

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BeHomeWise Takes Home Innovative Housing Technology Award At 2005 International Builders Show

Award for "Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Automation" Commends Product and Confirms Growing Role of the Online Sales Counselor

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- BeHomeWise, Inc. (BHW), the industry’s leading system for business intelligence and Internet lead management, was recently awarded with a prestigious Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) at the 2005 International Builders Show. The IHTAs - which are sponsored by TecHome Builder magazine, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and NAHB Research Center - recognize significant advances by product manufacturers in technology development for the housing industry. The BeHomeWise Online Sales Counselor Edition won the top honors in the category of "Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Automation."

"The IHTAs are the Oscars, Pulitzers, and Nobel Prizes of our industry, and we are truly honored to receive this distinction," said Robb Cohen, President and CEO of BHW. "Everyone on the BeHomeWise team is committed to producing the very best lead management system on the market, and it is certainly gratifying to have our efforts validated by this esteemed panel of industry experts."

"The IHTA judges thoroughly reviewed product information submitted with entries and selected the most unique and valuable for recognition, using objective criteria," said John Galante, Vice President of EH Publishing, publisher of TecHome Builder magazine. "Judges included the CIO for a Top 10 homebuilding company, a highly regarded technology consultant to builders, and editorial leaders. BeHomeWise can be proud of its selection as an IHTA winner!" The BeHomeWise Online Sales Counselor (OSC) Edition is the industry’s first product uniquely designed for builders that have dedicated Online Sales Counselors (OSCs) to respond to the leads they receive through the Web across all their communities. The system helps OSCs respond to requests, manage prospects from inquiry to close, conduct online marketing campaigns, and reduce the sales cycle by connecting customers to sales agents as quickly as possible.

Additionally, the OSC Edition has powerful reporting and data analysis tools, so managers can see where leads are coming from and which channels are producing the most profitable prospects. Optional edition components include custom e-marketing templates, expanded data analysis capabilities and automatic performance reports for executives.

"This award is not only a commendation of our product – it is an acknowledgement of the vital role that Online Sales Counselors now play in today's modern homebuilding company," added Cohen. "For too long, the management of online leads has been assigned to employees who were unable to do so in a professional manner. We are starting to see a shift in this trend, however, as OSCs grow into their new roles, and as sales managers place a higher priority on online leads."

For more information, visit www.BeHomeWise.com, or call toll-free (866) 246-6399.

About BeHomeWise
BeHomeWise is quickly emerging as the nation's leading system for business intelligence and Internet lead management for home builders. Founded and developed by new home sales expert, Robb Cohen, BeHomeWise offers Web-deployed prospect management solutions for converting prospective new home buyers into sales. The BeHomeWise software system, B-Wise, integrates leads from all of a builder’s various marketing channels (including walk-ins, search engines, portals, Web traffic and Realtor referrals) and automatically prioritizes these based on who is most likely to buy. Today, BeHomeWise is used by dozens of home builders in the US and Canada, including Shea Homes, DR Horton and Comstock Homes. These companies, and others, have gained competitive advantages by enthusiastically adopting cutting-edge sales automation technology like that offered by BeHomeWise. Learn more about BeHomeWise by visiting www.BeHomeWise.com, or by calling (866) 246-6399 (866-BHOMEWZ).

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