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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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Plastic Manufacturing Experts Launch Consulting Business for the Medical Supply Industry

As a niche consulting firm, Austoah Manufacturing provides targeted solutions and support for pharmaceutical and medical device companies looking to outsource their project management needs.

Matthews, NC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 28, 2022 -- Austoah Manufacturing announced the launch of their new plastic’s consulting business for the medical and life sciences industries. Founded by Marc and Shannon Norman, Austoah offers pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers a comprehensive package of consulting services to meet their project management needs. "Our experience in this industry has taught us that a quality plastic product must be supported with knowledgeable and dedicated management."

Austoah provides consulting services in all areas of plastics covering everything from idea, design, development and production. Their experts can assist with material specification and analysis, failure analysis and reliability, part design and analysis, tooling design and analysis, process development and analysis, training and troubleshooting. Having this broad area of expertise ensures that Austoah can meet the comprehensive needs of all their clients.

Meeting those needs includes offering project evaluation and leadership services. Companies who purchase large quantities of a particular plastic product may be able to save thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in purchasing costs by manufacturing the product themselves. Austoah can evaluate the existing product, perform the necessary research and then lead the production process for the company. According to Mr. Norman, "Most of the time small modifications can be made to the product to allow independent manufacturing of the item. When spending millions of dollars on such products, we can assist in identifying cost-saving options."

As project team leaders, Austoah ensures that supplier errors are kept to a minimum. Monitoring implementation of first-articles or standard operating procedures, data acquisition, measurements, documentation tracking, sampling data, tool validation, and revision control are critical activities that Austoah oversees as part of its project management process. This promotes a smooth transition for the overall manufacturing process and supports their client’s need to get accurate and cost-effective results.

The principal consultant, Marc Norman, has over 15 years of experience in the plastic manufacturing industry covering the areas of injection molding, product sampling, verification of automation, material research and testing, and training of suppliers. Mr. Norman has the hands on experience, education and resources that are demanded of an expert in this field. His proven success record includes managing projects for clients such as Schering Plough, Baxter Medical, Medtronics, Gelman, Abbott, Eli Lilly, Johnson and Johnson, Hufriedy, Glaxo, 3M. Carbomedic and many others.

In addition to consulting services, Austoah has also launched the first of its own products for the medical and life science industry. They are offering high quality, polypropylene boxes for storage of 15 ml and 50 ml laboratory tubes. The storage boxes are ideal for storing and transporting tubes in the laboratory or hospital setting. The storage boxes can be maintained under refrigeration or freezing conditions. They can also withstand autoclaving conditions without any damage. These storage boxes can be used to replace the standard cardboard box utilized in many laboratories today. According to the Normans’, "Cardboard boxes can cause particulates and higher mold counts in lab environments. These plastic storage boxes alleviate this contamination problem." Moreover, when cardboard boxes become wet, they break down and lose their shape eventually requiring them to be thrown out. This means that labs are continuously purchasing new cardboard boxes to replace the worn out ones. This expense and wasted time can be avoided by using Austoah’s plastic storage boxes. For more information on these storage boxes, visit http://www.austoah.com/page2.html

About Austoah Manufacturing
Founded in 2004, Austoah Manufacturing, Inc. provides consulting services specifically for medical plastic manufacturing. Their clients include pharmaceutical and medical device companies who outsource plastic components as part of their product development and manufacturing processes. For more information, please visit http://www.austoah.com.

Contact Information:
Marc Norman
Austoah Manufacturing, Inc.
704-506-7378
http://www.austoah.com

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Phoseon Technology Teams with Spectra to Exploit Solid State UV Curing in the UV Ink Jet Market

Phoseon Technology announced today that they had entered into a technology evaluation and development agreement with Spectra to exploit solid state UV light sources for the industrial printing market.The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for the both parties to proceed in their mutual course of analysis and due diligence, with the goal of assessing market viability and forging a continued relationship in the form of a supply agreement.

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Phoseon Technology announced today that they had entered into a technology evaluation and development agreement with Spectra to exploit solid state UV light sources for the industrial printing market.

Based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Spectra is a leading developer and manufacturer of drop-on-demand (DOD) piezoelectric (PZT) ink jet heads for the printing of inks and deposition of fluids and materials, with a dominant position in the UV ink jet market.

The agreement allows both parties to explore the possibility of providing Phoseon’s patented solid state UV Light source technology to the UV ink jet market for curing in many potential forms, including: free-standing curing modules, bundled/coupled/co-packaged combinations of curing modules and PZT print heads, and fully integrated designs of PZT jets and curing modules.

The purpose of this agreement is to provide a framework for the both parties to proceed in their mutual course of analysis and due diligence, with the goal of assessing market viability and forging a continued relationship in the form of a supply agreement.

About Phoseon Technology Inc.
Phoseon Technology provides innovative optical solutions to production problems in inspection, curing, lithography and cleaning. At the core of our development lies a patent pending technology for efficient, flexible, scalable, high intensity light sources based on semiconductor technologies. Phoseon’s portfolio of products include the RX series of high performance solid state UV sources, the MX series of infrared inspection and measurement systems for silicon based structures, and the FX series of fluorescent inspection systems for organic materials. Phoseon is a privately held corporation founded in 2002

For further information, please contact:
Tom Molamphy
Phoseon Technology
14974 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: (503) 439-6446
Fax: (503) 439-6408

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QSI Upgrades Electronics in the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 Operator Interface Terminals

QSI Corporation upgrades electronics in the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals to Intel® XScale™ core platform, providing a substantial increase in performance.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- QSI Corporation is upgrading the electronics in their QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 rugged graphic operator interface terminals. Previous terminal hardware was based on a 92 MHz MIPS platform with 4 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes of RAM. The new hardware for the QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals features a 400 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 8 Mbytes of flash memory and 32 Mbytes RAM (standard terminals) or a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 8 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes RAM (Power-over-Ethernet terminals). The new hardware for the QTERM-G70 operator interface terminals with TFT features a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 4 Mbytes of flash memory and 16 Mbytes RAM. The QTERM-G70 terminals with STN will be moving to a 200 MHz Intel® XScale™ core platform with 4 Mbytes of flash and 16 Mbytes of RAM later this year.

"The XScale™ platform provides a substantial increase in performance," said Ryan Martindale, QSI Engineer. “In particular, the VGA display update performance on the QTERM-G75 is significantly improved.” QSI benchmarks indicate that display update, font rendering and other CPU- intensive activities achieve a 2x to10x increase in performance (measured as time to complete the given task). The outer physical appearance and the functionality of the operator interface terminals will not change. The same interfaces and options are available, and existing Qlarity™ applications will run without modification. When production STN units using the new platform start shipping, the MIPS platform terminals will no longer be available.

The QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 intelligent graphic operator interface terminals are designed for today’s rugged industrial and vehicle environments. Featuring Ethernet-enabled color touch screens, these terminals use QSI’s object-based programming environment named Qlarity™. With Qlarity™, it has never been easier to design a human machine interface (HMI) for your application. Use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own. The QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals can be customized for your application.

Product data sheets for the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 operator interface terminals can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/datasheets.html. Graphic images of the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 terminals can be downloaded from press.qsicorp.com. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Email e-mail protected from spam bots, Web www.qsicorp.com or www.qlarity.com

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld and panel-mount operator interface (OI) terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified, and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. QSI’s vehicle products meet appropriate SAE specifications, such as J1455. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. Custom or semi-custom terminals withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity, and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770

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Experts to Demystify the Challenges of Lead-Free Wave Soldering

Free, Live Webcast Seminar... Thursday, March 17th – 11 a.m. to Noon, U.S. E.T.
SMT manufacturing experts will explore and demystify the challenges of lead-free wave soldering in a free, live webcast seminar on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 11 AM, U.S. Eastern Time.

Franklin, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- SMT manufacturing experts will explore and demystify the challenges of lead-free wave soldering in a free, live webcast seminar on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 11 AM, U.S. Eastern Time.

Hosted by process knowledge experts in lead-free manufacturing and presented by Speedline Technologies, the one-hour webinar will help participants determine if their wave soldering process is truly ready for the transition to lead-free materials. To dispel the many misconceptions about the equipment requirements for lead-free wave soldering, participants in the webinar will gain a bottom-line understanding of what is really required for the transition.

Topics will include:
· Wave solder equipment configurations
· Flux chemistries and solder alloys
· Material/Equipment interaction
· Defect reduction

The free webinar will feature live discussions of process challenges, new technologies, and how-to implementation information – as well as participant questions and answers. Participation is as easy as visiting a website and dialing a toll-free telephone number. To register, or for more information, visit http://www.speedlinetech.com/seminars on the Web, or call +1 508-541-4749

Future webinar topics and dates are scheduled as follows. All are one-hour sessions and are set to begin at 11 AM, U.S. E.T.
· Thurs., Apr. 14: Lead-Free Reflow Soldering
· Thurs., May 19: Lead-Free Reflow Soldering Power & Nitrogen Consumption
· Thurs., Jun. 16: Underfill Dispensing
· Thurs., July 21: Fine Pitch Printing
· Thurs., Aug. 18: Lead-Free Overview
· Thurs., Sept. 15: Lead-Free Wave Soldering
· Thurs., Oct. 20: Lead-Free Reflow Soldering
· Thurs., Nov. 17: Tin Whiskers
· Thurs., Dec. 15: Fine Pitch Printing

About Speedline Technologies
Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and
expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in
Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands — Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment; MPM stencil and screen printing systems; and Protect global services, support, and training solutions. Speedline was named as the “2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information, visit us at http://www.speedlinetech.com, or contact us at:
· USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288
· Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299
· Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411

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Register Now for a 2-Day FDA QSR Training Program

QARA Compliance Connection is offering a 2-Day FDA QSR Training course at the Wyndham Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa, Florida on April 28-29th, 2005. This course is intended to provide medical device professionals with a thorough knowledge and practical understanding of the FDA's Quality System Regulation.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- QARA Compliance Connection is offering a 2-Day FDA QSR training program for professionals involved in the manufacturing of medical devices and compliance with FDA's Quality System Regulation (QSR). This course provides participants with an in-depth knowledge and perspective of the FDA's Quality System Regulation (QSR) in order to enable personnel to implement an FDA compliant quality management system.

Course Highlights Include:
- Review each of the QSR subparts in-depth;
- Outline the FDA Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT);
- Provide tips for compliance;
- Review common auditor/inspector questions;
- Provide real world examples and interactive discussion on compliance;
- Discuss organizational benefits of compliance;
- Review key terms and definitions;
- and more

This seminar is ideal for those individuals responsible for complying with the regulations as well as those individuals involved in the development, implementation, auditing and maintenance of a company's quality management system.

For more information, contact QARA Compliance Connection, Inc at:
Tel: (813) 784-8457
Web: http:www.qaracc.com

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Materials Manager Makanik of KOYO USA Implements Lean Solutions

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing headquarters in Daleville, Virginia, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban. Koyo, a very lean organization, was internally relying on visual signals to trigger supplier replenishment of consumed inventory. Management of this volume of cards was unwieldy and error prone. Although the visual system was maintaining the flow of inventory, it was at great administrative expense.

Koyo’s first phase was to bring in Signum and migrate the manual faxbans onto an electronic kanban platform that included bar code scanning of inventory, consumption, and automatically conveying that kanban signal to suppliers.

After several months in production, a new Materials Manager, Mark Mekanik, who had come from a more traditional manufacturing environment, was hired to oversee the raw material and purchased parts warehouse. Very early Mekanik discovered that it was impossible to get answers to the seemingly simple questions of:

- How much inventory of part number “X” does KOYO have on hand?
- How much is on order?
- When will it arrive?

These were questions that were easily answered in Mekanik’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience, but seemed quite elusive in this flow-oriented kanban replenishment environment.

Mekanik immediately initiated a project that would integrate Signum, Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban system, with KOYO’s ERP system, Syteline. The goal of this project was to develop a “perpetual inventory system” that would provide answers to key inventory questions, while not disrupting the value the company received from the electronic kanban platform. Koyo went live with this integrated system right after the New Year.

The new workflow has material handlers scanning all products removed from the warehouse and consumed during KOYO’s manufacturing processes. This single activity debits Syteline’s warehouse inventory (of a kanban quantity of material), and checks for a valid blanket purchase order; issues a kanban order to the appropriate supplier. After the agreed upon lead time, the supplier’s shipment arrives on KOYO’s loading dock. Two simple bar code scans, once upon consumption and once upon receipt, serve to manage the entire replenishment process. KOYO now has a streamlined electronic kanban replenishment process and a perpetual inventory system.

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PRONTO ERP Selected by Poppa Corn Concession Leader

Poppa Corn Company Ltd. selects ERP (enterprise resource planning) leader PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com) to efficiently monitor their two locations in Mississauga and Ottawa, Canada. Poppa Corn sells concession and fun foods, equipment for making pop corn, slushies, coffee, and candy floss. The company’s distinctive Poppa Corn logo has appeared in major movies.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Poppa Corn Company Ltd. selects ERP (enterprise resource planning) leader PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com) to efficiently monitor their two locations in Mississauga and Ottawa, Canada. Poppa Corn sells concession and fun foods, equipment for making pop corn, slushies, coffee, and candy floss. The company’s distinctive Poppa Corn logo has appeared in major movies.

The lack of integration in other ERP systems made the selection of PRONTO ERP obvious. Poppa Corn realized unique benefits in the PRONTO-Xi implementation:
•Serial Number tracking and rental controls is essential in concession business model.
•Inventory Control is critical in a wide variety of retail items.
•Custom modification for Truck delivery routes was a built-in part of the PRONTO-Xi system, whereas other vendors required a third party bolt-on solution.
•Integrated system with access from both locations was a critical product feature that no other vendors provided.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976. From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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Cartesian Robots Articulate Need for ERP Engineer-to-Order Leader Encom

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Systematix INC. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

The robotics division of Systematix utilizes six axis, SCARA and Cartesian robots in a wide variety of applications from automotive to medical. Typical uses include part handling between multiple machining centers and reducing the tooling needs by adding flexibility in robotic mounting.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

After careful consideration the Canadian Robotic firm selected Encompix ETO ERP. Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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Deadline for Small Manufacturers Free PR Outreach ends March 31

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) is the only manufacturing PR (public relations) firm worldwide. Established in 1999, founder TR Cutler has established the manufacturing media consortium of 1800 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

TR Cutler Inc. is providing a free national press release distribution for new customers of E-Z-MRP through March 31, 2022 as a gesture of goodwill to the small manufacturer.

Cutler, who had previously worked for several of the MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnerships) organizations, has made a concerted effort to support the small manufacturers over the years and recently found a kindred soul in Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP (www.e-z-mrp.com), a manufacturing software systems priced and less than $3000 to accommodate the needs of the small manufacturer.

Cutler noted, “Smolin could charge twice as much for the E-Z-MRP package given the scope of functionality, yet has made the conscious decision to keep the product affordable to the small manufacturer.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

E-Z-MRP may be contacted at 858-259-4334 prior to March 31st to utilize the TR Cutler, Inc. PR outreach offer.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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February 27, 2022

A3 Technologies Completes Wireless Installation

A3 Technologies has just completed the deployment of a new wireless data collection system for a major chemical manufacturer in Georgia, Chemtall Incorporated, a division on SNF Inc.

(PRWEB) February 27, 2022 -- Chemtall’s new inventory tracking system, based on the Dolphin 9500 from Hand Held Products and centered around a Cisco wireless infrastructure, interacts directly with Chemtall’s MRP system for inventory control and logistical tracking.

“This is a great example of how A3’s Mobile Product Solutions and Custom Engineering experience enable clients to accurately track their assets and products”, stated Alan Morris, Vice President of A3 Technologies. “Chemtall needed a portable wireless scanning system which would seamlessly collect data at the dock, track assets through the manufacturing process, process for shipping, and print a label on the go. This process was mapped out in detail with Chemtall to accurately match their business process. A3’s Custom Engineering team created the application for the client devices as well as integrated A3’s Remote Server Application for handling the real time exchange of data in and out of the customer’s database.”

For the Wireless Site Survey, Chemtall used A3’s Professional Services Group to test the Warehouse and Manufaturing Areas for an efficient coverage pattern for uninterrupted connectivity to the network. Due to the varying size of inventory products and location, multiple environment scenarios had to be modeled and tested to insure wireless coverage.
To complete the project, the team from A3 provided classroom training for the employees on how to operate the system including:

-Instruction on the operation of the Dolphin 9500
-How to use the custom .Net Application
-How to use the Zebra Bluetooth Printers

The IT department received additional training on supporting the database and administrative practices. A3 was able to provide all of those services – on time and on budget.”

A3 Technologies, Inc. is a premier integrator of mobile data management systems; developing, deploying and servicing productivity solutions based on diverse wireless technologies, innovative software applications for portable barcode devices and RFID for mobile asset tracking and asset security. A3 provides customer-specific solutions in route accounting, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, logistics and other industries; all aimed at improving the productivity of the mobile worker.

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Lean Manufacturing Software OnDemand

FactoryDNA Delivers Enterprise-Level Quality, Rapid Deployment and Low Total Cost of Ownership

(PRWEB) February 27, 2022 -- “We have been able to implement FactoryDNA’s OnDemand Enterprise in a matter of days and have created tremendous savings for our clients,” said Masaki Imai, Founder of the Kaizen Institute. “FactoryDNA’s unique lean expertise combined with a best practices platform for lean manufacturing is helping us implement lean manufacturing quicker and make the gains stick.”

FactoryDNA (http://www.factorydna.com)delivers the functionality and performance of an enterprise-class manufacturing application, but can be implemented in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. OnDemand Enterprise is a feature-rich, hosted software solution that enhances the results and sustainability of lean manufacturing initiatives by empowering manufacturers with innovative lean tools. These tools include:

• Seamless Data Synchronization with Enterprise Systems – Built from the ground up to compliment existing systems, OnDemand Enterprise enables rapid synchronization with ERP, APS, MES and others.
• Policy Deployment and Modeling – OnDemand Enterprise allows companies to model their operation, create what-if scenarios, perform lean accounting, and generate scorecards to be used in establishing a lean implementation roadmap.
• Lean Manufacturing Decision Support – OnDemand Enterprise offers a powerful engine to support the analysis, design and management of different build-models using pull-based manufacturing techniques.
• Real-Time Visibility – Key metrics such as inventory turns, service levels, operating costs, and lead-times can be viewed in real-time through configurable dashboards.

“FactoryDNA is revolutionizing the manner in which the food and consumer goods industry manages their factories and supply chains,” said John McCook, former executive of Unilever companies. “Corporations like Wal-Mart are quickly forcing companies to change from a push system to a Demand Driven environment with a direct connection back to the factory. OnDemand Enterprise offers companies the best tools for accelerating that conversion.”

“Our mission is to deliver lean software and services to power lean enterprises,” said Richard Lebovitz, Chief Executive of FactoryDNA. “OnDemand Enterprise is the first genuine lean software solution that was built to support lean conversions from beginning to end. Everything before it has been too expensive, taken too long to implement and didn’t provide the right tools to accelerate lean benefits and make them sustainable. OnDemand is going to change the manufacturing software market permanently.”

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February 26, 2022

Vigilant Technology and Lenel Presents the Future

Vigilant Technology is now able to offer customers integration between the Vigilant range of solutions and the Lenel On Guard solution. This means that Lenel customers can now add the Vigilant range of Digital Video Recorders to their systems and Vigilant customers can compliment their digital video recording with Lenel’s On Guard solution.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- Lenel customers can now benefit features such as Full Frame Rate Recording, 4CIF resolution and Audio recording on every channel.

In addition, Lenel customers can benefit from information generated by the Vigilant solutions that further enhance site security.

Proactive Alarms
Real time events from the Vigilant system are transmitted to the On Guard™ access control application in order to trigger a sequence of actions.

The events type supported:
• VMD – Video Motion Detection
• AAD – Audio Activation Detection
• CTD – Camera Tamper Detection
• Signal loss and signal returns
• External - Dry contact input
• Live Manual Event

Using OnGuard™ Video Manager, camera’s video in the graphical map can be linked in real time to events received from the Vigilant system and any event occurs at a given camera, can trigger a sequense of actions on the OnGuard™ system.

Camera Views
Multiple simultaneous live and/or playback video display windows can be viewed on the OnGuard™ client user interface. Video is retrieved from the relevant Vigilant server and the user has various viewing facilities such as fast-forward, pause, rewind, digital zooming, etc.

Integration Certification
Vigilant’s range of digital video recorders have been tested by Lenel and have received official certification by Lenel.

The integration solution requires the following:
• Vigilant Enterprise, Elite and Xstream -Version 4.0 or upper
• Lenel OnGuard™ 5.10.423 software or later versions

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QC Industries Introduces Three Products in One

QC Industries introduces the adjustable hopper, a new low profile conveyor accessory that includes two other products: flared side rails and end stops.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- QC Industries introduces the adjustable hopper, a new low profile conveyor accessory that includes two other products: flared side rails and end stops. Flared side rails can be used as a stand-alone accessory, or, by adding end stops, can create accessories for other applications.

Flared side rails are ideal for applications that require a drop zone wider than the width of the conveyor. These rails attach to the conveyor with adjustable guide rails, and are available in 12-inch to 48-inch lengths. End stops can be used in conjunction with the flared side rail to allow better control in directing product flow. Designed to be compatible with 1-inch and 2-inch cleats, end stops are equipped with a swing gate to help contain the product.

The greatest amount of product flow control can be obtained by adding an additional end stop to the configuration, thereby creating a hopper. The adjustable hopper is created by using flared side rails with two end stops, one on either end, that are adjustable down the length of the rail. The flared side rails, end stops, and adjustable hopper are designed with a stainless steel finish, and are compatible with 125 series standard, cleated, magnetic, and corrosion resistant conveyors, as well as 125-Z series angled frame and 250 series end and center drive conveyors.

QC Industries is the industry leader in low profile conveyors, offering standard low profile conveyors ranging from 2 inches wide up to 24 inches wide and up to 25 feet in length. QC offers a variety of styles including standard automation conveyors, cleated belt conveyors, magnetic conveyors, corrosion resistant conveyors, five configurations of angled frame conveyors, timing belt conveyors, and a broad selection of standard accessories.

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New Disposable NTC Thermistor Probes from BetaTherm

BetaTherm Sensors introduce its new range of disposable temperature probe assemblies for medical equipment and patient monitoring applications.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- BetaTherm Sensors introduce its new range of disposable temperature probe assemblies for medical equipment and patient monitoring applications.

NTC thermistors are used in disposable medical temperature products to optimise monitoring accuracy and clinical hygienic standards. BetaTherm’s NTC thermistor sensors offer a combination of electrical sensitivity, durability and interchangeability in a variety of physical configurations at low cost.

BetaTherm’s new disposable vinyl cap sensors are suitable for incorporation in catheters or invasive medical devices. The sensor is suitable for use in a variety of applications including Foley catheters, esophageal temperature monitoring, oral, rectal and fever thermometers, and temperature measurement of environments.

Features include:
• Size: 1.98mm (0.078”)
• 400 series compatible (Worldwide de facto standard for patient monitoring applications)
• Tight temperature tolerance: ±0.1°C @ +37°C
• Operating temperature range -40°C to +80°C
• Many connector types available including Molex, Phono-style and 3 Pin Din connectors
• Custom R/T characteristics, wire types, lead lengths and insulation types available

While BetaTherm’s standard product offering is based on the ‘400 series compatible’ thermistor probe configurations, the company also supports customised sensor requirements. Options for customisation include different resistance versus temperature characteristics, a selection of lead types and a variety of integral custom connectors.

Further information is available by contacting BetaTherm (+353 91 753238)

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Leading Manufacturing PR Firm Joins E-Z-MRP to Help Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) is the only manufacturing PR (public relations) firm worldwide. Established in 1999, founder TR Cutler has established the manufacturing media consortium of 1800 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

Cutler, who had previously worked for several of the MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnerships) organizations, has made a concerted effort to support the small manufacturers over the years and recently found a kindred soul in Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP (www.e-z-mrp.com), a manufacturing software systems priced and less than $3000 to accommodate the needs of the small manufacturer.

Cutler noted, “Smolin could charge twice as much for the E-Z-MRP package given the scope of functionality, yet has made the conscious decision to keep the product affordable to the small manufacturer.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

TR Cutler Inc. is providing a free national press release distribution for new customers of E-Z-MRP

Through March 31, 2022 as a gesture of goodwill to the small manufacturer. E-Z-MRP may be contacted at 858-259-4334.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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Robotic Work Cell Manufacturer Finds Encompix ETO ERP Solution

Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.
The robotics division of Systematix utilizes six axis, SCARA and Cartesian robots in a wide variety of applications from automotive to medical. Typical uses include part handling between multiple machining centers and reducing the tooling needs by adding flexibility in robotic mounting.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

After careful consideration the Canadian Robotic firm selected Encompix ETO ERP. Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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Fusing Your Existing Capabilities to Improve Operational Excellence

The Fourth Annual Manufacturing Excellency Conference 20th June 2005, St Louis, Missouri is a comprehensive four-day event bringing together Lean, Six Sigma, Operations and Quality Professionals to help manufacturing organizations improve efficiency and increase profits for a competitive edge in the global market. Manufacturing Excellency IV once again will arm attendees with the latest and most essential information to utilize Lean and Six Sigma capabilities to achieve performance excellence

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- Attendees and speakers alike with a commitment to process improvement and realizing the benefit of leveraging Lean and Six Sigma practices will be learning from some of the subject leaders including The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Executive Director, Ross Robson who will share strategies to ‘Meet and Exceed the Shingo Criteria’. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Director, Grace Duffy presents a practical guide for all companies in her presentation ‘Utilizing your Existing Resources to Achieve Manufacturing Organizational Excellence’. The expert speaker line-up also includes, Sun Microsystems, Rohm & Haas Company and General Electric, each providing case studies and presentations to help attain performance excellence within manufacturing organizations.

Top-level professionals will network amongst peers challenged with the same objectives and learn through interactive sessions including a round table discussion presented by Kay Kendall, Director at Sun Microsystems; focused on how ‘Companies can Calculate the ROI of their Quality Initiatives to Comprehend the Impact of their Bottom Line.’ Chris Leach, Director at Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC will present his expertise on ‘Applying Quality Initiatives to Supply Chains to Maintain Best Practices’. And Joe Razum, Manager of Product of Development from Rockwell Automation will present an informative case study that focuses on identifying customer needs, encouraging product innovation and minimizing overall costs by ‘Developing Manufacturing Engagement in the New Development Process.’

In combination with the exceptional conference sessions this Fourth Annual event boasts a hands on learning experience with an exclusive site tour to The Boeing Company’s, Future Combat Systems. Attendees will witness this leading manufacturer implement Lean strategies to execute one of the largest government contracts in history: the production of The Super Hornet and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

This event will provide organizations with useful, applicable content presented in various formats that facilitates interaction and learning. Attendees will be encouraged to capitalize on their experience by benchmarking against the best and achieving business excellence.

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Sensor Film Aids Gasket Manufacturer in Design Process

This story highlights Pressurex tactile pressure indicating film as a case study of one of its many applications.

East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- Valeo Inc., a leading supplier in automotive original equipment manufacturing and the aftermarket, initiates ongoing quality assurance efforts throughout its hundreds of plants and R&D; facilities worldwide. Avinash Verma is an Expert Process Engineer at Valeo’s Greensburg, Indiana facility where his work requires him to monitor the durability and performance of rectangular gasket assemblies used in automobile radiators. In the past, Verma employed sensors that provided inaccurate data. Recently, Verma considered Sensor Products’ Pressurex® as a possible tool for analyzing gasket interface pressure distribution.

“Pressurex® looked like it could provide me with the data necessary to perform stress distribution analysis,” Verma said. “We cut strips to the size we needed and inserted them into the assemblies. Within seconds, we were able to determine where there was inconsistent pressure on the gaskets.” He added, “This sensor film helped us significantly improve our gasket designs.”

Based on Verma’s positive experience and subsequent recommendation, Pressurex® is now used in various other Valeo plants during the design, development and production of their automotive parts.

Pressurex® sensor film is an easy to employ NDT tool that quickly and accurately maps and measures pressure distribution and magnitude between any mating, contacting or impacting surfaces. Able to detect pressure from 2 to 43,200 PSI or .14 to 3,037 kg/cm2, Pressurex® is ideal for assessing surface contact inconsistencies in gaskets, clamps, bolted joints, heat sealing elements, lamination presses, nip rolls, welding heads, clutch and brake assemblies, tire treads, connectors, heat sinks, as well as many other industrial and medical applications.

Pressurex® comes in the form of a large, thin, clear Mylar® sheet, physically similar in appearance to a sheet of paper. When placed between contacting surfaces, the film instantaneously and permanently changes color. This color change is directly correlated to the specific amount of pressure applied. Precise pressure magnitude in PSI or kg/cm2 can easily be determined by comparing color variations to a color correlation chart, conceptually similar to interpreting Litmus paper. Sensor Products LLC is able to customize Pressurex® for any application by laser cutting the film for small or precision areas and provides encasement services allowing for use in environments where water, oil or other liquids might be present. The company provides enhanced optical imaging services for greater detail and comparative evaluation performed with their analysis system Topaq®, which is also available for lease or purchase.

For a free sample of Pressurex® and complimentary Topaq® analysis, contact Sensor Products LLC at 1.973.884.1755

About Sensor Products LLC
New Jersey based Sensor Products LLC, established in 1990, is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure sensing solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D; labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of regional technical seminars. Visit them at www.sensorprod.com

Media Contact:
Heather D. Brown
Public Relations Specialist
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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PRONTO ERP Wins Canadian Cutting Tool Business

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Frank Brasier & Sons Limited (www.frankbrasier.com) selected ERP (enterprise resource planning) leader PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com) to efficiently monitor the Brampton and Windsor, Ontario manufacturing operations. Brasier is a high quality cutting tools and sawing solutions provider to industry professionals since 1955

The primary reasons the Canadian firm chose PRONTO-Xi ERP versus other systems include:
•A fully integrated system allowing all facets to communicate efficiently and effectively; other systems had components yet were not fully integrated.
•Product and Inventory Control with Serial Number tracking (a crucial element in an operation with significant parts.)
•The ability to add a custom modification to calculate saw blade inventory
•The ability to add a service module (critical for customer satisfaction and tracking).
•Operates on multiple platforms, and integrates with Microsoft desktop products.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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February 25, 2022

Sandia Imaging Systems Leading the Card Printing & Personalization Industry

Sandia Imaging announced today they maintained their lead in the short run high quality card printing & personalization industry in 2004.

Arlington, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Sandia Imaging Systems, a division of Advanced Card Systems, Inc. established its production facility in 1998 to serve the short runs segment of the plastic card printing & personalization industry including telephone cards, gift cards, membership and ID cards. Seven years later, Sandia Imaging has firmly established itself as the market leader in short runs, both nationally as well as internationally.

With a sales force combining several hundred years in the plastic card printing industry, Sandia Imaging has become the preferred supplier of the systems integrators, as well as the major contact & contactless Smart Card and optical card manufacturers. Combining integrated pre-press, one-up UV waterless multicolor presses and HP Indigo Digital sheet-fed press technologies, Sandia Imaging can deliver card orders up to 150,000 4/1 CR80 varnished and laminated cards in less than 24 hours (rush), with an average of 5-7 days (from artwork approval) as standard delivery.

Variable data encoding, printing, embossing and fulfillment are part of Sandia Imaging’s Service bureau offering.

Request for quotes are to be directed to (800) 609-8188 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Sandia Imaging
Sandia Imaging Systems, a division of Advanced Card Systems, is a producer and marketer of leading edge printing systems. Based in Arlington, Texas, Sandia Imaging provides plastic card lithographic and dye-sublimation for the printing of driver licenses, credit cards, plastic V.I.P., facility passes, membership cards, national ID cards, membership and gift cards, as well as Zebra brand plastic card printers, ScreenCheck Badgemaker software, and Gift Card management software. Sandia has an innovative approach to ID card printing, promoted through a strategically built partner network and is dedicated to providing it’s customers with a full products range of affordable, high quality, reliable plastic card solutions utilizing state of the art technology. Sandia serves many sectors of business, including retail, industry, transportation, as well as governmental and semi-governmental organizations with a strong level of customer service guaranteed by experienced, highly qualified personnel. For more information about Sandia Imaging Systems, please contact Russell Walker e-mail protected from spam bots or (800) 609-8188 x8024 and visit our web site www.sandiaimaging.com

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Lean Manufacturing: e-Kanban Leader Datacraft Solutions Key Focus of AME Workshop and Tours March 1 & 2

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance.

dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected DJ Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events.

Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

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TR Cutler, Inc. Provides E-Z-MRP Customers Complimentary Press Coverage

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) is the only manufacturing PR (public relations) firm worldwide. Established in 1999, founder TR Cutler has established the manufacturing media consortium of 1800 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

Cutler, who had previously worked for several of the MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnerships) organizations, has made a concerted effort to support the small manufacturers over the years and recently found a kindred soul in Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP (www.e-z-mrp.com), a manufacturing software systems priced and less than $3000 to accommodate the needs of the small manufacturer.

Cutler noted, “Smolin could charge twice as much for the E-Z-MRP package given the scope of functionality, yet has made the conscious decision to keep the product affordable to the small manufacturer.

E-Z-MRP History:
E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:

The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

The complimentary media coverage would cost as much as the E-Z-MRP package if contracted independently. This ensures an immediate ROI.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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The ETO Difference: Cost Variances from Standard vs. from Original Estimate

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer looks at cost variances from the standard; an ETO manufacturer looks at cost variances from the original estimate.

Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.

The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

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PRONTO ERP Selected by Leading Hydraulic Hose Manufacturer

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Alfagomma America, Inc. (www.alfagomma.com), manufacturer and distributor of hydraulic hose assemblies for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) selected ERP (enterprise resource planning) leader PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com) to efficiently monitor the U.S. operation. With several other worldwide locations of Alfagomma successfully utilizing PRONTO since 2003, Alfagomma America objectively reviewed and select PRONTO-Xi based on its broad functionality for both the manufacturing and distribution markets.

Dino Sacchetti, Financial Controller and Systems Manager, insisted that, “PRONTO suits the needs of a typical Alfagomma branch, that is, a mid-size assembly or distribution operation.” Sacchetti continued, “PRONTO has continued to enhance the system over the years, both functionally and technically.” Sacchetti also noted the PRONTO competitive pricing made the decision easy.

Other benefits Alfagomma realized during the PRONTO-Xi implementation included rich functionality, flexibility, and strong integration with the Microsoft desktop tools.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976.

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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PRONTO ERP Selected by OPTIKON Corporation

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- The OPTIKON Corporation, located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (www.optikon.ca) selected ERP (enterprise resource planning) leader PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com) because of the flexibility and integration capacity of the system. OPTIKON was established in 1974 to offer specialized marketing services for photonics products in Canada, the U.S., and overseas.

As the company evolved it specialized in the following areas:
•Visible and Infrared Light Measuring Instrumentation
•Fiber Optic Test and Measuring Instrumentation
•Optical Research and Development Laboratory Hardware
•Non-Contact Optical Measuring and Monitoring Instrumentation

In 1987, through an acquisition, OPTIKON expanded into the field of High Speed Image Recording and Analysis, capturing a sizeable market share of the Canadian market, as well as expanding into the U.S., European, and Japanese markets.

OPTIKON realized that PRONTO-Xi provided a fully integrated system, product and inventory control, as well as multiple currency control.
CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is now available from locations across North America thanks to the fully integrated PRONTO features. The company also prizes the ability to add a comprehensive service module to better track customer satisfaction and retention.
No other ERP vendor was able to offer OPTIKON the level of complete integration; instead others suggested bolt-on third party solutions for service, CRM, and multiple currency control.

PRONTO North America, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is the North American Master Distributor of PRONTO-Xi, a comprehensive software system allowing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to effectively manage all phases of the supply chain. Far beyond just another Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, PRONTO-Xi’s financial and distribution applications are unique and have provided maximum return on investment for a wide variety of organizations since 1976

From PRONTO Planning to PRONTO Production; from PRONTO Forecasting Management to PRONTO Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP); from PRONTO Advanced Warehousing to PRONTO Quality Management System (QMS), the cross-section and breadth of integrated elements addressed by PRONTO-Xi is unmatched in the marketplace and justifies the company’s natural leadership role as the best fully integrated business software solution for more than a quarter century. PRONTO North America is quickly emerging as the distribution sector ERP leader.

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Canadian Based Systematix Choses ERP Leader Encompix for Engineer-to-Order Solution

PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

After careful consideration the Canadian Robotic firm selected Encompix ETO ERP. Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

Posted by Industrial at 07:03 PM | Comments (0)

VA Manufacturer Finds Integration with ERP and E-Kanban

(PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing headquarters in Daleville, Virginia, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban. Koyo, a very lean organization, was internally relying on visual signals to trigger supplier replenishment of consumed inventory. Management of this volume of cards was unwieldy and error prone. Although the visual system was maintaining the flow of inventory, it was at great administrative expense.

Koyo’s first phase was to bring in Signum and migrate the manual faxbans onto an electronic kanban platform that included bar code scanning of inventory, consumption, and automatically conveying that kanban signal to suppliers.

After several months in production, a new Materials Manager, Mark Mekanik, who had come from a more traditional manufacturing environment, was hired to oversee the raw material and purchased parts warehouse.

Very early Mekanik discovered that it was impossible to get answers to the seemingly simple questions of:
•How much inventory of part number “X” does KOYO have on hand?
•How much is on order?
•When will it arrive?

These were questions that were easily answered in Mekanik’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience, but seemed quite elusive in this flow-oriented kanban replenishment environment.

Mekanik immediately initiated a project that would integrate Signum, Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban system, with KOYO’s ERP system, Syteline. The goal of this project was to develop a “perpetual inventory system” that would provide answers to key inventory questions, while not disrupting the value the company received from the electronic kanban platform. Koyo went live with this integrated system right after the New Year.

The new workflow has material handlers scanning all products removed from the warehouse and consumed during KOYO’s manufacturing processes. This single activity debits Syteline’s warehouse inventory (of a kanban quantity of material), and checks for a valid blanket purchase order; issues a kanban order to the appropriate supplier. After the agreed upon lead time, the supplier’s shipment arrives on KOYO’s loading dock. Two simple bar code scans, once upon consumption and once upon receipt, serve to manage the entire replenishment process. KOYO now has a streamlined electronic kanban replenishment process and a perpetual inventory system.

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Scott Specialty Gases European Facility Achieves ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Accreditation to Manufacture Reference Calibration Gases

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases recently announced that its manufacturing facility located in Breda, Netherlands recently passed an audit conducted by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) leading to ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. The accreditation certifies the facility as a "competent testing and calibration laboratory." Now known as Calibration Laboratory K064, Scott's Breda facility will be permitted to manufacture and sell metrology level-2 reference materials, also known as Certified Reference Materials (CRMs).

CRMs are internationally recognized and are the equivalent of NIST-Traceable Reference Standards (NTRMs). NTRMs are level-2 reference materials that are accredited by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology. Jack de Jong, Vice President of Scott's Breda facility, stated, "This represents a major achievement for our operation. As an ISO/IEC 17025 certified testing and calibration laboratory, we can now add CRMs to our product line for sale throughout Europe to customers with environmental monitoring, petrochemical and automotive application needs." De Jong added, "It also enhances our credibility in the marketplace as a leading world supplier of many types of calibration gases that provide guaranteed 1% accuracy."

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is comprised of a network of national standards institutes from 147 countries. Their objective is to improve customer satisfaction through development of international quality management standards that relate to the manufacture and delivery of products and services. More than a half-million organizations located in more than 60 countries participate in the ISO 9000 certification process.

Scott Specialty Gases is a recognized technology leader in the development of EPA protocol gases as well as a worldwide supplier of high-purity pure gases and mixed gases for industrial, scientific, medical and semiconductor applications. Scott is also the single-source producer of gaseous Standard Reference Material candidates (SRMs) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Numerous Scott manufacturing facilities provide convenient worldwide delivery while this website empowers Scott customers to reduce operating costs via online ordering, inventory management and many other innovative eTools.

For more information about Scott products and services, browse this website, contact Scott Technical Services Group at 800-21-SCOTT

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Scott Specialty Gases Announces Price Increase for Helium and Other Pure and Mixed Gases

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases recently announced, effective February 1, 2022 for customers in North America, it will raise prices for pure helium and helium balance mixtures by 10%, or as contracts permit. Prices for all other pure and mixed gases will be raised by 5.3%, or as contracts permit. As the first unilateral price increase since 2001, this initiative is necessary to reflect rising costs of the well-characterized raw materials that are the foundation of Scott's extensive Quality Control program.

Scott Specialty Gases is the sole-source producer of gaseous SRM candidates for NIST and is the world's largest supplier of EPA protocol gases. The company is a worldwide supplier of pure and mixed gases for applications that include natural gas, environmental, laboratory, industrial, petrochemical, medical and semiconductor applications. Scott maintains numerous manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and Europe. This website, the specialty gas industry's largest, features online ordering, eScott® Online Supply Chain Management and other innovative eTools that empower Scott customers to substantially reduce operating costs.

For more information about Scott products and services, browse this website, call 800-21-SCOTT

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February 24, 2022

Co-Extruded Tubing Combines the Best Features of Two Durable Plastic Materials — Different Performance Characteristics for Inside & Outside

February 24, 2022 - Southampton, PA — Now available from NewAge® Industries, Inc., is Hytrel®-Lined PVC Tubing, a unique co-extruded product that offers the performance features of two materials in one tube. Less costly than tubing made entirely of one high-performance material, Hytrel-Lined PVC Tubing is used in applications such as appliances, lawn and garden equipment, laboratories, vending machines, propane gas delivery, air sampling, computers, floor care equipment, thermal protection, and general fluid transfer.

Hytrel-Lined PVC Tubing is designed to offer the flexibility and durability of PVC tubing with a liner of inert, DuPont Dow Elastomers’ Hytrel for resistance to oils, high temperatures, and gas permeability. A patented process molecularly bonds liner and jacket to make a virtually inseparable product. This cost-saving co-extrusion permits Hytrel-Lined PVC Tubing to be substituted for conventional reinforced PVC hose in many applications.

The Hytrel polyester core offers internal resistance to chemical attack, abrasion, and contamination, along with a low adherence of particulates. The black PVC jacket provides excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, and U.V. Its pliability also provides a degree of shock resistance and insulates the tubing from electronic interference. All ingredients are FDA-sanctioned for use with food contact surfaces, and the tubing withstands repeated autoclaving with no separation of layers.

For more information on Hytrel-Lined PVC Tubing visit http://www.newageindustries.com/coextr2.asp or contact our Sales Team at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966

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NYF Corp. Named Authorized Distributor for Shur-Lok

Paramus, New Jersey, February 24, 2022 – Shur-Lok Corporation and Shur-Lok International S.A. have appointed New York Fasteners, Paramus, New Jersey a Full Product Line Authorized Distributorship to stock and promote the sale of Shur-Lok products worldwide.

NYF is a privately owned distributor of commercial and military aerospace, aviation, and industrial components. NYF is a team-based organization focused on the success of its customers which include United Technologies, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell International and Harris Corp

NYF Corp. has developed innovative, data-driven supplier managed inventory programs and supports bin-stocking and other integrated supply initiatives at manufacturing plants across North America and in Europe. Employing 80 people, their talent base includes experts in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Alignment with its customers' initiatives has helped it to grow and prosper.

NYF has achieved ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 registration, and their quality systems are recognized by all of its major customers. The company won the 2002 Governor's Award for Performance Excellence, the NJ state equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award.

Shur-Lok Corporation has been a Leader in Fastener Solutions for 53 years. This leadership position has been achieved not only by engineering fitting solutions to customer problems but by manufacturing quality products backed by unsurpassed technical support. Shur-Lok Corporation is headquartered in Irvine California. Shur-Lok International S.A. is an independent affiliate that was established over 35 years ago in Belgium to service the European Aerospace community. Shur-Lok is ISO9001:2000, AS9100 and NADCAP for various processes.

Shur-Lok's Authorized Stocking Distributor network was established in 1983 to service airline customers, aftermarket customers, and select OEMs. The network presently includes: Aero Hardware, Anixter Pentacon, Honeywell HPG, M&M; Aerospace, NYF Corp, Satair, TPS Aviation, Wesco Aircraft and WG Henschen. For more information go to www.shur-lok.com.

CONTACT:
Margery Rothenberg
Director of Communications
NYF Corp.
Phone: 1.800.631.1993 x1064
[email protected]

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Marketing Public Relations Firm Outlines "25 Ways to Turn Your Published Articles into Gold"

Special report explains how to leverage marketing publicity to help increase leads, smooth the sales process, and attract investors and new hires.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Power PR, Inc., an industrial marketing public relations firm, today announces the immediate availability of a new report entitled, "25 Ways to Turn Your Published Articles into Gold." For any company that seeks publicity for its products and services, this fast-reading report succinctly reveals the means to maximize the potential of most any published article generated by a professional marketing publicity program.

This special report begins by noting that wringing the most mileage out of Internet, magazine and newspaper articles does not end with the date of publication. Rather, publication merely acts as a springboard to multiply the value of that initial marketing publicity exposure.

"If you already have marketing publicity about your company and its products and you are not maximizing that exposure, you are wasting a priceless resource," said the report's author John W. Elliott, founder of Power PR, Inc. "Articles generated by a marketing public relations firm are powerful even when they are handed to someone as a reprint."

The report reveals 25 separate tips that explain how to expose a product marketing story to other individuals—such as sales prospects and potential investors besides the initial readers of the publication. Some suggestions include framing the reprints and lining the walls of the company lobby to impress visitors; and posting the articles on the company Intranet to boost employee morale.

These tips are especially useful when an industrial marketing publicity article is successful in explaining the benefits of a new technology or spotlighting the rollout of a new and innovative product.

“Such marketing publicity articles are an asset, and like any asset, you must keep them working for you," says Elliott with the voice of experience. His marketing public relations firm, Power PR, Inc., specializes in getting published articles for manufacturers about their products—having placed more than 15,000 published articles since 1994

Elliott’s first recommendation is to create a publicity book. Select an attractive three-ring binder and place the company name and logo on the cover. Insert every product marketing article and include a copy of the magazine cover in which the article appeared. Place it on the CEO’s desk for important visitors to view. Also, make duplicates for other C-level executives and sales managers.

CaminoSoft Corp. of Calabasas, California, recently compiled a press book that contained copies of all 64 published articles that Power PR obtained for them.

"We put the book in our conference room so visitors would see it immediately, and they're very impressed, " says Berry Lederman, president of CaminoSoft. "The book speaks for our company. Clients don't have to ask us who we are, or what we do. They just look at the articles generated by our marketing public relations firm and everything is there. It lets people see that our company is solid and reliable right away."

The Special Report about maximizing articles generated by a marketing public relations firm is available at no charge at www.PowerPr.com, or by calling Power PR, Inc. at (310) 787-1940 for a hard copy of the report to be sent by mail.

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Groundbreaking Research on ERP vs Best-of-Breed Supply Chain Software

Groundbreaking Research Finds Flawed Corporate Decisions Processes, Users Looking for Improvements from Both Types of Vendors
Detailed research with nearly 200 companies shows on the critical topic of ERP versus "best-of-breed" supply chain software applications (both planning and execution areas) shows users rate best-of-breed solutions substantially higher in most dimensions, while internal politics and lack of real facts hamper internal decision processes. This is the most comprehensive research to date on the important topic. The reports include detailed survey data, analysis and synthesis of this data, and recommends an improved framework for decision-making.

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- With many companies struggling with the issue of selecting ERP or best-of-breed technology vendors, on-line publisher SupplyChainDigest™ announced today the release of two major research reports that provide the most comprehensive look to date at this critical issue. The reports, based on in-depth surveys with 160 leading companies and dozens of one-on-one interviews with corporate decision-makers and other thought leaders, focus separately on Supply Chain Planning and Supply Chain Execution software areas.

Perhaps no other issue is as important right now to both end user companies and supply chain technology providers as the ERP versus best-of-breed wars. SupplyChainDigest’s research reports identify in detail how companies rate ERP versus best-of-breed solutions across both planning and execution, identify the challenges and myths companies face when making this decision, and provide an integrated framework for effectively managing the process.

Some of the key findings of the research include:
-- By a fairly substantial margin, respondents did rate best-of-breed applications substantially higher than ERP in most functional and value-related categories.
-- Many companies are using fundamentally flawed decisions processes, rife with internal politics and often absent clear facts.
-- There are exceptions. Some companies, especially those with supply chain/operational ownership of the system decision and a focus on business objectives, have been able to move beyond the politics and make highly informed decisions.
-- The “integration” issue for best-of-breed is overrated in many cases.
-- Users want both best-of-breed and ERP providers to improve. They want best-of-breed vendors to bring more knowledge about differences with ERP and how those differences really translate into value, while they want ERP providers to bring a lot more supply chain expertise to the table.

Detail on these findings, the complete survey results, and SupplyChainDigest’s decision framework for making the ERP versus best-of-breed decision are all found in the two reports. Both are available at no charge to current or new subscribers to SupplyChainDigest.

They can be accessed at www.scdigest.com

Note to editors: SupplyChainDigest president Dan Gilmore, lead author of the reports, has detailed and unique insight into this critical question of ERP versus best-of-breed. He is available for interviews to summarize the study findings and his observations.

About SupplyChainDigest
SupplyChainDigest™ is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Reaching tens of thousands of supply chain and logistics decision-makers each week, our flagship publications - SupplyChainDigest and SupplyChainDigest – Logistics Edition, and web site (www.scdigest.com) deliver news, opinions and information to help end users improve supply chain processes and find technology solutions.

For more information, contact SupplyChainDigest at:
937-885-3253
www.scdigest.com

Contact Information
Dan Gilmore
937-671-6886

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Should Companies Be Allowed to Fire Smokers? Safety.BLR.com Poll Says No

After Weyco Inc., a benefits administrator in Michigan, implemented a policy prohibiting employees from smoking, even in non-work hours, Safety.BLR.com conducted a national poll of health and safety managers. The company was trying to control health care costs. The results: Employers shouldn’t be allowed to fire workers who smoke away from work, according to nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of those who responded.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- After an employer in Michigan implemented a policy prohibiting employees from smoking, even in non-work hours, Safety.BLR.com conducted a national poll of health and safety managers. The results: Employers shouldn’t be allowed to fire workers who smoke away from work, according to nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of those who responded.

Twenty percent of respondents said employers should be allowed to fire someone who smokes in non-work hours. The remaining 8 percent said they were unsure. Firing smokers is a hot-button topic—more than 900 people cast their votes in the poll. It was conducted during the week of February 8 by Safety.BLR.com, a website that makes safety training and compliance easier.

Something has to give in healthcare costs Weyco Inc., a benefits administrator based in Okemos, Michigan, gave workers time to quit and initiated a mandatory testing program. The founder of the company, Howard Weyers, says he’s trying to fight rising healthcare costs with the no-smoking policy. Michigan has no law protecting smokers from discrimination, but more than half of U.S. states have laws with some sort of protection.

Sean Dean, editor at Safety.BLR.com, predicted that more employers facing double-digit healthcare cost increases will implement similar policies if their state allows them. “Something has to give in healthcare, and smokers are an easy target. They tend to become sick more frequently and more seriously, miss more work, and take more breaks. We’re even beginning to see companies that are asking employees to state that none of their dependents are smokers,” he added. Critics of no-smoking policies that cover non-work hours wonder whether employers will try barring other employee activities that take place outside of work, such as alcohol consumption.

Free Report: How to Prove the ROI of EHS Programs Safety managers institute many programs to help their companies save money, but sometimes have trouble proving their worth. To download a Free special report: “The ROI of EHS: Practical Strategies for Demonstrating the Business Value of Environmental, Health, and Safety Functions” go here: www.blr.com/81001600/WBS573

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training products for HR, compensation, safety, and environmental managers. For a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com

Contact:
Safety.BLR.com
Associate Editor Sean Dean
860 510-0100 x 2129

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New Differential Rewind Shaft Eliminates Common Winding Issues and Perfects Precision Roll Control

Based on customer needs, Convertech's Differential Rewind Shaft design eliminates side to side core movement, core slip, and core dust. An advanced internal slip design means cores are locked firmly allowing precision tension control for different size cores on the same Differential Rewind Shaft.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Ease of loading and unloading has increased this shaft's capacity to remain the leader in productivity and uptime. Independent roll locks move freely when the shaft pressure is released and allow cores to slide quickly on and off the shaft. By eliminating cones, spacers, and other time-consuming loading and unloading procedures, this Differential Rewind Shaft is easier to use than other Differential Rewind Shafts.

Convertech's advanced design ensures reduced downtime and increased production. By running multiple width rolls on the same Differential Rewind Shaft you can decrease the number of times a shaft needs to be loaded and unloaded. Using a Convertech Differential Rewind Shaft can also eliminate costly shaft changes and will ensure time-senstive jobs are completed with less effort and in less time.

With a delivery time of about three weeks, Convertech can deliver a Differential Rewind Shaft in less time than competitors. Benefiting from years of research and development, these new Differential Rewind Shafts are capable of advanced tension control which ensures a perfectly concentric roll every time.

Convertech, the leading manufacturer of expanding shafts and chucks for the converting and packaging industries, now offers its new Differential Rewind Shaft in 3 inch and 6 inch diameters in both wide and narrow web lengths.

For over a quarter century Convertech has been the leader in exceptionally fast lead time with superior engineering and quality built into every shaft and chuck product. With its competitors debilitating delivery time of as much as sixteen weeks, Convertech's fast delivery time of about three weeks keeps customers up and running.

You can find out more about Convertech's new Differential Rewind Shaft at http://www.convertech.com

Interview Contact:
Larry Taitel
Telephone: 973-328-1850
http://www.convertech.com

Convertech Inc.
353 Richard Mine Road
Wharton, NJ 07885
+01-973-328-1850 voice
+01-973-328-7256 fax
www.convertech.com

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Luxtron Broadens Coverage of Central US

Luxtron Corporation announced today it selected EQS Systems LLC to provide sales representation of its Fluoroptic® (FOT) and Optical Fiber (OFT) products in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Luxtron Corporation, provider of fiber optic temperature measurement solutions, announced today it selected EQS Systems LLC to provide sales representation of its Fluoroptic® (FOT) and Optical Fiber (OFT) products in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania. “We are confident that EQS’s experience working with demanding industrial customers to integrate comparable sensor products will make them a strong addition to the Luxtron team and strengthen the support we are able to give to our customers,” commented Ed Oh, Luxtron president.

Adds Tony Olivero, Jr., EQS president, “EQS is excited to offer our customers the high quality products manufactured by Luxtron Corporation. These unique, precision temperature sensing products are well aligned with the current offering from EQS and are a welcome addition to our product portfolio. We thank Luxtron for choosing EQS as the Great Lakes sales representative.”

About EQS Systems LLC:
Since 1975, EQS Systems LLC, has provided its clients with high performance, state of the art electronic and mechanical product solutions. EQS customers are engaged in the design, manufacture, calibration and test of industrial, consumer and military products. This includes, but is not limited to, machine tool, appliance, automotive, communication, aerospace and transportation companies. EQS sales engineers have a strong background in test & measurement instrumentation, data acquisition, power supplies, sensor & signal conditioning, specialty components, and calibration equipment. More information can be found at www.eqssystems.com

About Luxtron Corporation:
Luxtron Corporation is a leading supplier of fiber optic and optical thermometry solutions for the industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and utility industries. Its products give users the ability to monitor processes and measure temperature in harsh environments with extraordinary accuracy. Luxtron headquarters, featuring ISO9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities, are located in Santa Clara, California. More information about Luxtron Corporation may be obtained by visiting our website at www.luxtron.com

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Dj Orthopedics and e-Kanban Leader Datacraft Solutions Key Focus of AME Workshop

The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award! This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more. According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance.

dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected DJ Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events. Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

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TR Cutler, Inc. Provides E-Z-MRP Customers Complimentary Press Coverage

TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) is the only manufacturing PR (public relations) firm worldwide. Established in 1999, founder TR Cutler has established the manufacturing media consortium of 1800 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) is the only manufacturing PR (public relations) firm worldwide. Established in 1999, founder TR Cutler has established the manufacturing media consortium of 1800 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

Cutler, who had previously worked for several of the MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnerships) organizations, has made a concerted effort to support the small manufacturers over the years and recently found a kindred soul in Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP (www.e-z-mrp.com), a manufacturing software systems priced and less than $3000 to accommodate the needs of the small manufacturer.

Cutler noted, “Smolin could charge twice as much for the E-Z-MRP package given the scope of functionality, yet has made the conscious decision to keep the product affordable to the small manufacturer.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

The complimentary media coverage would cost as much as the E-Z-MRP package if contracted independently. This ensures an immediate ROI.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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Kanban System by Datacraft Solutions Win VA Manufacturer’s Business

Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing headquarters in Daleville, Virginia, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing headquarters in Daleville, Virginia, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban. Koyo, a very lean organization, was internally relying on visual signals to trigger supplier replenishment of consumed inventory. Management of this volume of cards was unwieldy and error prone. Although the visual system was maintaining the flow of inventory, it was at great administrative expense.

Koyo’s first phase was to bring in Signum and migrate the manual faxbans onto an electronic kanban platform that included bar code scanning of inventory, consumption, and automatically conveying that kanban signal to suppliers.

After several months in production, a new Materials Manager, Mark Mekanik, who had come from a more traditional manufacturing environment, was hired to oversee the raw material and purchased parts warehouse. Very early Mekanik discovered that it was impossible to get answers to the seemingly simple questions of:

• How much inventory of part number “X” does KOYO have on hand?
• How much is on order?
• When will it arrive?

These were questions that were easily answered in Mekanik’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience, but seemed quite elusive in this flow-oriented kanban replenishment environment.

Mekanik immediately initiated a project that would integrate Signum, Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban system, with KOYO’s ERP system, Syteline. The goal of this project was to develop a “perpetual inventory system” that would provide answers to key inventory questions, while not disrupting the value the company received from the electronic kanban platform. Koyo went live with this integrated system right after the New Year.

The new workflow has material handlers scanning all products removed from the warehouse and consumed during KOYO’s manufacturing processes. This single activity debits Syteline’s warehouse inventory (of a kanban quantity of material), and checks for a valid blanket purchase order; issues a kanban order to the appropriate supplier. After the agreed upon lead time, the supplier’s shipment arrives on KOYO’s loading dock. Two simple bar code scans, once upon consumption and once upon receipt, serve to manage the entire replenishment process. KOYO now has a streamlined electronic kanban replenishment process and a perpetual inventory system.

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Encompix Wins Canadian Robotic ERP Engineer-to-Order Business

Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Systematix Inc. (www.systematix-inc.com) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the "Technology Triangle" of Ontario, with excellent Universities and a multitude of high tech supporting industries within minutes of the corporate manufacturing facility. Systematix has manufactured, installed, and serviced complex factory automation systems for customers in many areas of North America, and around the world.

Recently, the world class designer and manufacturer of factory automation machinery, including specialty robotic assembly and test systems for the plastic, electronic, window/door and automotive industries since 1988 selected new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology to maintain their position as an industry leader.

The robotics division of Systematix utilizes six axis, SCARA and Cartesian robots in a wide variety of applications from automotive to medical. Typical uses include part handling between multiple machining centers and reducing the tooling needs by adding flexibility in robotic mounting.

Systematix provides turnkey solutions to satisfy our customers' most difficult challenges since innovative designs are uniquely utilized. This ETO (Engineer-to-Order) environment created a technology selection challenge for the company, since many ERP vendors claiming to address the ETO market have not managed to do so.

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The challenges that Systematix face as an engineer-to-order manufacturers are not unique. Finding technology solutions that claim ETO functionality is not always validated. Only a few vendors actually understand and provide appropriate answers for the ETO sector. Their eventual selection makes great sense.”

After careful consideration the Canadian Robotic firm selected Encompix ETO ERP. Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects our commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing.

Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.

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The ETO Difference: Inventory Based on Part Number vs. Job Order

A repetitive manufacturer makes few engineering changes; an engineer-to-order manufacturer makes a significant number of engineering changes.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer makes few engineering changes; an engineer-to-order manufacturer makes a significant number of engineering changes.

Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.
The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements:
According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

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Electrically Conductive Materials for Pad Printing Now Available from Creative Materials Inc.

Applications include medical device and electronics manufacturing.

Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Creative Materials Inc., a leading manufacturer of electrically conductive inks, coatings and adhesives, has announced the availability of new electrically conductive materials for use in pad printing applications. Pad printing is an innovative printing technology that makes it possible to print on curved, uneven or recessed surfaces, while producing a high quality ink transfer.

Asked why pad printing was better, Silvio Morano, President of Creative Materials explained, “Pad printing has been around for a long time, and was used primarily for decorative purposes; for instance, logos on bottle caps or labels on golf balls. This flexible printing process allows you to go around corners, into concave surfaces, or to print on convex surfaces.”

“With our products, you can now put an electrical circuit on many 3-D objects, not just circuit boards,” said Morano. “With pad printing, our customers can print finer lines at closer tolerances and with closer gaps between the lines. We’ve been able to do 4 mil (0.1 mm) lines with 4 mil (0.1 mm) spaces. So if somebody is developing a unique electronic device, perhaps something very compact, they are no longer limited by the need to have flat circuit board. They could print a circuit on a tube or a curved surface that fits more compactly into their device.”

Creative Materials makes a wide variety of electrically conductive inks for multiple applications. Some can be pad printed. Some inks are available in multiple formats for screen printing, pad printing, syringe dispensing, stenciling, or rotogravure printing (flexography).

“The thing that separates us from our competitors and makes us different is our customer service and our custom formulations. We have the unique ability to tailor our materials to meet the specific needs of the customer and we are able to provide technical support for a new application,” said Morano. “We have a broad base of existing materials that cover multiple applications and manufacturing techniques.”

About Creative Materials, Inc.
Creative Materials, Inc. develops and markets specialty chemical products to customers world-wide. Founded in 1986, Creative Materials has its headquarters and production facilities in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Products from Creative Materials are used to manufacture electronic components for automobiles, computers, keyboards, and cell phones; medical electrodes and medical instruments; heating equipment; and aerospace devices. Creative Materials offers more than 1000 product formulations, and is ISO 9001 certified. For additional information please visit http://www.creativematerials.com

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International Pharmaceutical Printing/Packaging Company, Pharmagraphics, Joins the Blue Water Media Family

Pharmagraphics www.pharmagraphics.com takes charge of international printing and packaging for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare manufacturers! This North Carolina based company, offers an array of products to meet the needs of medical product manufacturers.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Pharmagraphics came to Blue Water Media www.bluewatermedia.net with a mission for their new website – drive more traffic, increase leads and market. Upon completion, the new design provides:
• Easier maneuverability
• A “call to action” on each page, driving visitors to contact the company directly for more information or product inquiries.
• Clear and condensed content – so the visitor can read the information in a short and concise format.
• New images of all products
• An informative FAQ’s section – answering company/industry related questions.

Pharmagraphics specializes in the complete package: label and insert design and the prototyping of products such as pressure-sensitive roll labels, package outserts and inserts, as well as folding cartons for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer goods industries. The service extends beyond these specialized lines of printing, in which any printed labeling application needing cGMP operations can be assessed and performed by any Pharmagraphics operation. Our services include complete package label and insert design and prototyping. Clients are able to color match their products perfectly and test and evaluate all samples on-line.

The state-of-the-art technology offers easy-to-use, turn-key solutions to the advertising specialty, on-demand printing, and packaging markets that are both environmentally friendly and cost effective. Pharmagraphics’ product line is constantly being innovated and expanded in which to “constantly strive to create and design innovative packaging products, and to re-engineer our current product line to suit the individual packaging requirements of each of our customers.” Pharmagraphics operates seven manufacturing facilities worldwide: three in the United States and four in other countries.

Any type of printed labeling application needing cGMP operations can be assessed and performed by any Pharmagraphics operation because of the standardized converting equipment that Pharmagraphics use.

The Web site designed by local design and marketing company Blue Water Media, www.bluewatermedia.com launched July, 2004

Contact Information:
Pharmagraphics
www.pharmagraphics.com
Ernie Chaplin
508-478-7641

Blue Water Media
Miya Taguchi
www.bluewatermedia.net
202.861.0000

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Marketing Public Relations Firm Outlines "25 Ways to Turn Your Published Articles into Gold"

Special report explains how to leverage marketing publicity to help increase leads, smooth the sales process, and attract investors and new hires.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Power PR, Inc., an industrial marketing public relations firm, today announces the immediate availability of a new report entitled, "25 Ways to Turn Your Published Articles into Gold." For any company that seeks publicity for its products and services, this fast-reading report succinctly reveals the means to maximize the potential of most any published article generated by a professional marketing publicity program.

This special report begins by noting that wringing the most mileage out of Internet, magazine and newspaper articles does not end with the date of publication. Rather, publication merely acts as a springboard to multiply the value of that initial marketing publicity exposure.

"If you already have marketing publicity about your company and its products and you are not maximizing that exposure, you are wasting a priceless resource," said the report's author John W. Elliott, founder of Power PR, Inc. "Articles generated by a marketing public relations firm are powerful even when they are handed to someone as a reprint."

The report reveals 25 separate tips that explain how to expose a product marketing story to other individuals—such as sales prospects and potential investors besides the initial readers of the publication. Some suggestions include framing the reprints and lining the walls of the company lobby to impress visitors; and posting the articles on the company Intranet to boost employee morale.

These tips are especially useful when an industrial marketing publicity article is successful in explaining the benefits of a new technology or spotlighting the rollout of a new and innovative product.

“Such marketing publicity articles are an asset, and like any asset, you must keep them working for you," says Elliott with the voice of experience. His marketing public relations firm, Power PR, Inc., specializes in getting published articles for manufacturers about their products—having placed more than 15,000 published articles since 1994

Elliott’s first recommendation is to create a publicity book. Select an attractive three-ring binder and place the company name and logo on the cover. Insert every product marketing article and include a copy of the magazine cover in which the article appeared. Place it on the CEO’s desk for important visitors to view. Also, make duplicates for other C-level executives and sales managers.

CaminoSoft Corp. of Calabasas, California, recently compiled a press book that contained copies of all 64 published articles that Power PR obtained for them.

"We put the book in our conference room so visitors would see it immediately, and they're very impressed, " says Berry Lederman, president of CaminoSoft. "The book speaks for our company. Clients don't have to ask us who we are, or what we do. They just look at the articles generated by our marketing public relations firm and everything is there. It lets people see that our company is solid and reliable right away."

The Special Report about maximizing articles generated by a marketing public relations firm is available at no charge at www.PowerPr.com, or by calling Power PR, Inc. at (310) 787-1940 for a hard copy of the report to be sent by mail.

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February 23, 2022

MaMUGs Grows to Become the Apple Groups Team as a User Groups and Vendors Network

The Mid-Atlantic Apple & Macintosh User Groups Team (MaMUGs) will become The Apple Groups Team (TAGteam). The mission continues to be offering support to even more of those organizations that both want and need the assistance; however, the organization now includes developers, vendors, manufacturers, resellers and Apple retailers as well to help build more of the types of relationships that continue to be the foundation of the organization.

Spring House, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Randy Decker, Vice-President of The Mid-Atlantic Apple & Macintosh User Groups Team (MaMUGs) stated today, "As I'm sure you are aware, we had an outstanding year in 2004 with huge growth in membership." Growth that includes MUGs (Apple and Macintosh User Groups) throughout the U.S.A., the UK and The Philippines, the addition of Dennis Sellers (Macsimum News) to our board of directors, larger and expanded coverage from the Mac-media, new presentations, expanded remote iChat and LiveChannel video presentations and great support from "Preferred Provider" vendor programs.

Decker continues, "That being said, we are also listening to user group leaders and vendors about what they'd like from us and, without question, the focus of those comments thus far is on having more vendor support, technical support and group promotions. We are very happy to be able to respond to those wishes now."

Effective on March 1, 2005, and after more than a year of planning, The Mid-Atlantic Apple & Macintosh User Groups Team (MaMUGs) will become The Apple Groups Team (TAGteam). The mission continues to be offering support to even more of those organizations that both want and need the assistance; however, the organization now includes developers, vendors, manufacturers, resellers and Apple retailers as well to help build more of the types of relationships that continue to be the foundation of the organization.

The Apple Groups Team will focus on the things that so many of our members told us were the priorities for their user groups. Not group management or methods - there are some excellent resources already available for those needs - but they've asked for the product information, presentations and promotions that many companies simply cannot afford to provide. We are so proud of our successful relationships with some of the best developers, vendors, manufacturers and resellers that we want them to be more a part of our efforts than ever- especially since so many of them either started out in a user group or are actively involved with them already.

Our programs and offerings are in addition to those offered for MUGs by Apple and other fine user group organizations and, as mentioned, eventually may be considered as part of those offered through the User Groups Program at their discretion only, of course. TAGteam is not affiliated with Apple Computer, but we love Apple!

Like most user group members and leaders, everyone at The Apple Groups Team volunteers their time and energy to support user groups. As it has always been, all of our efforts, programs and, of course, memberships are 100% free of charge to everyone involved - including the user groups, the vendors, resellers, manufacturers, developers, etc.. We will continue to support and assist those groups with coordination of larger events, collective group meetings and conferences with our planning team and assistance as YOU feel it is appropriate.

What TAGteam does not encourage is membership simply to get "free stuff." Certainly, there will be those benefits, special offers and promotions available; however, many of the actual product giveaways and "raffle" items will be reserved for those groups we visit in person or via iChat AV/LiveChannel as we've done in the past. Of course, our 1AppleFreeTech support site will continue as well as our "news you can use" and product reviews for your newsletters, meetings and so on.

Quotes:
"As our new products are developed and released, we know that Mac users will hear about them and give us their feedback through the team at TAGteam. It is an organization that works with us by providing information from 'the trenches' to apply as we develop better products based on the needs of the real-life users and to better understand our customers through user groups." - Rick Estes, President/QuickerTek, Inc. http://www.quickertek.com/

"Since our earliest release of Slick Volume 1, the people behind TAGteam have supported our products and increased our visibility to the user group community and the media." - Bruce Gee, President/GeeThree Software http://www.geethree.com/

"Thanks to the enthusiastic support of the people behind TAGteam, we've seen a tenfold increase in the usage of our product, with new users added daily. Because of this high profile exposure to so many Mac User Groups, we've been able to utilize the feedback from them as we continue to make Yasu an outstanding product that responds to our customers' needs." - Jim Mitchell, President/Jim Mitchell Designs - YASU http://www.jimmitchelldesigns.com/software.html

"Working with the TAGteam staff since their earliest days has helped us reach a new audience, and to hear from that audience, with regard to our products. As a professional audio company, it was never our original intent to have such a great involvement in the user groups community, but we are thrilled by the visibility that has come from it. TAGteam demystifies the technologies for its members and has helped our business find a larger audience." - Marty Garcia, President/Future Sonics, Inc. http://www.futuresonics.com/apple/

"We rely on Mac User Groups to stay in touch with the Mac community and we rely on the people at TAGTeam to stay in touch with Mac User Groups. TAGTeam helps us meet, understand and communicate with the Macintosh opinion leaders who support our efforts to provide first class software for the Macintosh platform." - Michael Herrick/Matterform Media http://www.matterform.com/

In addition, The Apple Groups Team would like to thank the following organizations for their support in this effort:
Innovative Technologies Incorporated http://www.inno-tech.com/
Peachpit Press http://www.peachpit.com/
O'Reilly Media http://www.oreilly.com/
MacXware http://www.macxware.com/
Micromat http://www.micromat.com/
Delicious Monster http://www.delicious-monster.com/

History:
Originally founded by Daniel M. East with support from several local user group leaders in 1997 as "The Delaware Valley Macintosh User Groups" in suburban Philadelphia, PA with the concept of bringing multiple user groups together for more vendor-based & cost-effective presentations and community events, the organization evolved into "The Tri-State MUG Team" in 1999, "The Mid-Atlantic Apple & Macintosh User Groups Team" in 2002 (with growth in membership to more than sixty groups throughout the U.S., U.K. and beyond), and now becoming The Apple Groups Team welcoming all user groups, vendors, manufacturers, developers, resellers and Apple retailers. The mission: Helping to provide cooperation, collective efforts, camaraderie and fun for everyone - 100% free of charge.

The Apple Groups Team Board of Directors:
Daniel M. East, Founder/President
Randy Decker, Vice-President
James O. (Jim) Anderson, Public Relations
Jacki Moore, Treasurer/Events Coordinator
Gail M. Murphy, Program Administrator
Dennis Sellers, Technologies Director

Our Mission: Helping to provide cooperation, collective efforts and camaraderie for user groups, vendors, developers, manufacturers and resellers 100% free of charge.

For more information, contact:
Jim Anderson, PR Officer
The Apple Groups Team
http://www.applegroups.org

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Integrated Management Services (IMS) Selected by Guthy-Renker

Integrated Management Services (IMS), a leading management and technology consulting firm with offices on the east and west coasts, announces that Guthy-Renker, one of the world's largest direct response television companies, has engaged IMS to perform an Information Systems readiness assessment and infrastructure upgrade to support and enable future growth, expansion, and diversification.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- “Guthy-Renker selected IMS to thoroughly assess and document current technology, processes, and information systems to identify opportunities for value-added business and systems improvements,” said Jim Gabriel, IMS principal and director of west coast operations. “Upgrading the infrastructure to promote increased performance and scalability was identified as a critical priority due to Guthy-Renker’s rapid growth and continuing plans for expansion.”

“We engaged IMS to perform the IS readiness assessment because of their keen understanding regarding the business and technology needs of fast growth companies, their significant experience in the retail and direct sales industries, and IMS’ success in aligning IT with critical business objectives to drive growth and improve the value contribution of overall business processes,” commented Kevin Knee, chief operating officer for Guthy-Renker.

“All recommendations and proposed solutions from IMS are driven by Guthy-Renker’s business needs,” added Knee. “It is clear that IMS understands our business and how technology can be leveraged to improve it. We have confidence in their capabilities due to the quality, commitment, and dedication of their staff and IMS’ excellent reputation for delivering positive results.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to leverage our significant capabilities and expertise for the benefit, value, and future success of Guthy-Renker,” said Sebastian Leonardi, vice president of business development for IMS. “The IS function for this billion dollar company needed to move far beyond the primary role of support and we are evolving IS and the infrastructure to meet and facilitate Guthy-Renker’s business strategy and future growth objectives.”

About Integrated Management Services, Inc.
Integrated Management Services, Inc. (IMS) is a management and technology consulting firm with offices on the east and west coasts dedicated to assisting mid-to-large size direct sales, consumer goods, and product manufacturing companies in developing and implementing detailed strategies that drive business growth, align IT with critical business objectives to meet customer expectations, and improve the value contribution of overall business processes through increased revenue, reduced costs, and enhanced productivity.

About Guthy-Renker
Established in 1988, Guthy-Renker is today one of the world's largest direct response television companies with sales of more than $1Billion per year and an average annual growth rate of 33% over the last 10 years.

Originally launched as a television direct marketer by Co-CEO’s Bill Guthy and Greg Renker, the independently-owned, vertically-integrated company has since broadened its focus into every area of electronic retailing, making quality products available to U.S. and international consumers through broadcast television, cable and satellite, as well as print advertising, direct mail and retail channels.

Contact Information:
Sebastian J. Leonardi, vice president of business development
Integrated Management Services, Inc.
http://www.imsconsult.net
(203) 221-1732

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NuSil Technology Acquires Certain Assets Related to the Ingestible Simethicone Business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones

NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare industry today announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the ingestible Simethicone business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones. After the transaction is completed NuSil will begin manufacturing – Simethicone USP, Simethicone GS and Simethicone Emulsion USP, three key products used in ingestible applications.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare industry today announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the ingestible Simethicone business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones. After the transaction is completed NuSil will begin manufacturing – Simethicone USP, Simethicone GS and Simethicone Emulsion USP, three key products used in ingestible applications. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

NuSil has more than 25 years experience working with healthcare-related materials, including silicones for drug delivery systems. In June 2003, with the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones, the company strengthened its position in long-term implantable silicones serving the medical device industry.

“Strategically, the Simethicone products are a natural addition to the NuSil product line. We have historically engaged in business with regulatory sensitivities, and customers that approach us for unique silicone materials and technologies for healthcare directly benefit from our regulatory knowledge,” said Dick Compton, CEO and co-founder of NuSil. “This acquisition, when considered with our Rhodia acquisition last year and our leadership in the drug delivery industry, positions NuSil Technology as a premier diversified healthcare silicone provider.”

A trusted component in pharmaceutical formulations for more than 30 years, the Simethicone products have expanded into endoscopic examinations and dermatological formulations. Simethicone USP (100% silicone), Simethicone GS (granular solid containing 30% silicone), and Simethicone Emulsion USP (30% silicone) are each cited in FDA regulations 21 CFR 332.10 and 21 CFR 332.15 as safe and effective over-the-counter drugs for use as an antiflatulant to alleviate the symptoms of gas associated with heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion and post operative gas pain. Additionally, Simethicone USP is cited in FDA regulation 21 CFR 332.31 for use in endoscopic examinations and is also used in dermatological ointments, creams, and lotions.

NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the company’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.

About NuSil Silicone Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for aerospace, healthcare, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www.nusil.com

Stephen Bruner
NuSil Technology
805-566-4130 x234

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New OmniCheck Monitoring System Provides Cost-Effective, Redundant Check on Temperature and Belt Speed in Electrovert Reflow Ovens

Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

Franklin, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2022 --Speedline Technologies’ new OmniCheck monitoring system delivers a cost-effective, redundant check on process temperatures and conveyor belt speed for its Electrovert line of reflow ovens.

The solution also provides both extensive data tracking and monitoring capabilities of the process parameters. The OmniCheck system is immediately available as an option on the new Electrovert OmniExcel® series ovens, or as an upgrade to existing, installed equipment, including the OmniFlo® series.

Configuration and use is easy and intuitive. Each recipe may be individually configured, and requires only a one-time set-up. Each time an assembly recipe is loaded into the system, the OmniCheck will also load and become operative.

Operators can specify alarms and set points to direct the system to take a specified action – audible alarm, hard stop, soft stop, or ignore – if any of the redundant thermocouples (TC’s) or the redundant conveyor speed exceeds the process band setting.

The system includes process temperature probe with a TC mounted within each heating and cooling zone. This TC will monitor the process temperatures and give an additional level of process monitoring with independent alarms and data logging. Conveyor speed is also independently monitored from the system conveyor speed control.

Operators may also enable the OmniExcel’s extensive data logging feature to capture redundant monitoring data for later review. This standard feature within all OmniExcel ovens will log all system set points, actual, and process data into a user specified file. For security, the entire system is password protected.

To maximize uptime, convenient RemoteTech™ software allows direct access to the all OmniExcel systems. Once access is allowed to the equipment, Speedline experts can view the operating equipment conditions in real time from the support center. This enables the support center to remotely diagnose and solve equipment and application problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Speedline Technologies officially introduced the new OmniCheck monitoring system at the APEX 2005 Expo, held February 22-24, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif. The system is available immediately from Speedline distributors and representatives. For additional information, contact Speedline Technologies at 1-508-520-0083 or visit http://www.speedlinetech.com

About Speedline Technologies
Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands — Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment; MPM stencil and screen printing systems; and Protect global services, support, and training solutions. Speedline was named as the “2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information, visit us at http://www.speedlinetech.com, or contact us at:
· USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288
· Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299
· Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411

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Cutting Equipment and Maintenance Costs With Invensys Foxboro CIP Sensors

Clean-in-place (CIP) procedures are widely used after each batch run in the food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical and chemical industries to prevent bacterial growth and contamination and to maintain the highest product quality.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- A typical CIP process involves dissimilar solutions travelling through the vessels and pipework of the processing system in a deliberate and sequential manner. The change in conductivity at the interface of such fluids is a crucial measurement for the overall efficiency of the CIP process.

However, one of the biggest challenges to the CIP process comes at the sanitising stage when various ratios of acid, caustic and antibacterial agents are involved. Such non-binary solutions make it difficult for users to determine optimum concentrations and temperatures. The result is excess chemical and neutralisation costs, plus longer cleaning cycles.

For optimum return on investment (ROI), users need conductivity measurement equipment with the ability to consecutively and accurately measure conductivity by auto-switching between all applications with just one loop.

Invensys Foxboro 875EC analysers are the ideal solution. They can auto switch applications one of two ways: by using a set point for high or low conductivity, and by using a digital contact signal from a host such as a PLC.

Any combination of electrodeless conductivity or flow-through sensors (871FT or 871EC) together with either analyser (870ITEC or 875EC) provide rapid, accurate interface detection. These analysers have the largest number of chemical and temperature compensation curves available today.

The 871FT flow-through non-invasive electrodeless conductivity sensor can be vertically or horizontally adapted to any process by threaded or flanged end connections. It is available in line sizes from 0.5 to 4.0 inches and in a variety of construction materials to insure materials compatibility.

The 871EC invasive electrodeless sensor installation requires a minimum three inch diameter pipe (to avoid errors in conductivity readings due to wall effect) or it can be vessel mounted.

The 875EC is a microprocessor based, menu-driven AC powered analyser that provides a dual measurement indication and dual 4-20 mA isolated analogue outputs. This analyser offers an autoswitch feature that minimises the number of loops needed in a CIP application. Two independent configurable alarm relays can be utilised to activate diversion valves, alarms or diagnostics.

The 870ITEC is a microprocessor based two-wire intelligent transmitter that provides a measurement indication and a single 4-20 mA output. A menu-driven human interface guides the user through intuitive configuration, calibration and troubleshooting procedures.

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

I/A Series, Foxboro, Foxboro I/A Series, APV, Avantis, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Press release and photo can be downloaded at: http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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Sam Bayer to Address APICS Group on February 22nd Focus: Lean Kanban

Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions will address APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions addressed APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina

Bayer is the nation’s leading authority on Rapid Application Development, having authored several books and served as frequent national public speaker. A graduate of Capella University’s School of Management, Bayer specializes in e-Business, Strategic Marketing, and IT Project Management. Sam Bayer, Ph.D., has been President of Datacraft Solutions since June of 2004. He was Founder and CEO of MarketAcuity, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Lean Product Development and Commercialization of Technology.

Bayer has over 22 years experience in the application and commercialization of Science and Technology, with a particular focus on application software and services. In 1986, after a six-year career with IBM as a laboratory scientist and product planner, Sam co-founded Axiom Systems Inc. He led the operations of Axiom Systems’ marketing, sales and services organizations through its initial venture funding rounds and product launches, through its IPO and international market expansion three years later.

Throughout the course of the 1990’s, Bayer held a variety of management positions at AGFA, Amdahl, Sapiens and Haht Commerce. During that time, he was responsible for developing organizations, delivering products, and implementing projects that catered to the: Graphics Arts, Insurance, Finance, Academic, Transportation, Manufacturing and Process related industries. Most recently, his focus has been on eCommerce, eLearning and Supply Chain Execution applications.

Lean Kanban will be the focus of Bayer’s remarks for this APICS event which will begin promptly at 6pm. Program details:

• Discussing Kanban’s contribution to the lean journey
• Keeping the introduction of Kanban lean
• How a Lean transformation ensures a company’s survival Management’s critical support role in supporting JIT execution and Kanban
• The 3 types of Kanban systems and their major benefits and strategies for how and when to best implement
• How Kanban reveals additional sources of waste

APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management is the recognized global leader in professional certifications, educational programs, and publications for manufacturing and service industry professionals across the entire supply chain. Founded in 1957, the society supports nearly 60,000 members in 20,000 companies worldwide. To learn more, visit the APICS community at www.apics.org

Contact: Reba [email protected] e-mail protected from spam bots to reserve seating or go to www.datacraftsolutions.com for information about Bayer and Lean Kanban.

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e-Kanban Leader Datacraft Solutions Key Focus of AME Workshop and Tours March 1 & 2

The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!
This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance.

dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected dj Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events.

Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

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E-Z-MRP Provides Small Manufacturers a Problem-Solution Paradigm

Never have the challenges of small manufacturers been so clearly delineated as the new solution finder explanation at E-Z-MRP’s website, www.e-z-mrp.com

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- Never have the challenges of small manufacturers been so clearly delineated as the new solution finder explanation at E-Z-MRP’s website, www.e-z-mrp.com

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

E-Z-MRP should be implemented immediately to ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting for all areas of the manufacturing operation. New E-Z-MRP clients receive a national press release written and distributed by the leading Manufacturing PR firm, TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com)

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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DT Search & Designs Taps Revotech To Produce Next Generation Procducts

Leading Research, Development and Marketing Company Leverages Resources of Southern California Provider of Contract Manufacturing Services

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- DT Search and Designs, a leading developer of innovative new technologies, and Revotech, provider of design and contract manufacturing services, today announced a joint working relationship under which Revotech is manufacturing the DT Surge Repel™ according to DT Search and Design’s custom specifications.

Bill Junk, President of DT Search & Designs stated “Revotech has provided invaluable technical resources, guidance and support in bringing the DT SurgeRepel™ to market. Their expertise in design and manufacturing, as well as their patience has been an asset to our company.”

“Working with a leading innovator like DT Search is always an exciting opportunity for us,” said Steve Rochman, director of Revotech. “We’ve established ourselves as an innovative and responsive manufacturer, and they’re relying on our expertise to manufacture product to their specifications, as well as to provide design and development support as needed.”

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February 22, 2022

Webcom, Inc. Appoints Chris Lesar as Executive Vice President

Industry Veteran Fills Marketing/Alliances/Corporate Development Role and Strengthens Management Team

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announces the appointment of Chris Lesar as executive vice president. In this role, Lesar has responsibility for marketing, alliances and corporate development globally.

“Chris complements the team well, as he brings a deep understanding of the issues surrounding the selling of complex products and services,” said Aleks Ivanovic, president and founder of Webcom, Inc. “He is a tremendous addition to the management team, having already made a significant impact in our expanding globally, creating market awareness and establishing key partnerships. His keen understanding of the marketplace will help fashion product and marketing strategy to continually drive more value to our clients,” added Ivanovic.

Chris Lesar brings a wealth of experience in software commercialization. Prior to Webcom, Lesar was vice president of marketing and business development at Curl Corporation, including responsibility for Asia Pacific operations. His efforts in that region led to an acquisition by a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. As vice president of operations for Dirig Software, Lesar drove year-on-year revenue growth of 250%, launched the industry’s first cross-platform application server management solution, and brought key partnerships with IBM Global Services, Sun and Aprisma Management Technologies to revenue production.

Before Dirig, Lesar held a number of key positions at SSA, an ERP provider, including vice president of solutions management and marketing, which oversaw product marketing, industry and solutions marketing, business development and analyst relations, as well as a two year stint in the UK as director of business consulting in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Lesar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Research and Management from the University of Wisconsin.

“I am pleased to join the Webcom team at such an exciting time in their history and help accelerate the marketplace awareness and acceptance of Webcom’s industry defining products and services,” said Lesar. “Equally impressive, as the team, is the significant value that our clients derive through the implementation of our solution, WebSource CPQ.”

About Webcom, Inc.
Webcom, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify the quote-to-order process for the selling of complex products and services. Requiring only a browser, WebSource CPQ allows customers to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ not only handles the traditional bill of material, routing and diagram generation tasks frequently associated with product configurators, but also addresses the guided selling, proposal generation and multi-level channel management tasks associated with sales configurators. The solution helps drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. Companies utilizing Webcom’s products and services include Rockwell Automation, Danfoss, Corning Cable Systems, Verity, Grayhill and GE Industrial Systems. Founded in 1997, Webcom is a privately held corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with offices in the USA and Europe. For more information, visit Webcom at http://www.webcominc.com or call 414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323)

Media Contact:
Webcom, Inc.
Nancy Syverson
(414) 273-4442

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Paragon Consulting Selects BlueBridge Networks™

BlueBridge Networks, LLC is has signed an agreement to partner with Paragon Consulting, Inc. a premier information technology consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- BlueBridge Networks, LLC ("BlueBridge") is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to partner with Paragon Consulting, Inc. (“Paragon”) Inc., a premier information technology consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Paragon specializes in custom software application development and business process re-engineering for a wide variety of industries. BlueBridge Networks™ becomes the provider of choice to Paragon and its clients for disaster recovery, business continuity, managed network security, data storage, and collocation services.

Mark Atwood – President and CEO of Paragon, announced, “We have found the right partner with BlueBridge Networks™ in the business continuity and disaster recovery arena, which is an excellent supplementary service for our clients.” Atwood continued, “BlueBridge’s commitment to quality dovetails perfectly with our own commitments to excellence and allows us to confidently provide a competitive solution that our clients have long requested. Partnering like this across different sectors of a common market should further solidify both firms as premier providers of IT services.”

“Our partnership with Paragon cements a formidable relationship in the healthcare, financial, and manufacturing industries,” noted Neil J. Adelman – Chief Executive Officer of BlueBridge Networks™ Adelman added, “Our agreement with Paragon also solidifies the rapport of two market-leading Cleveland, Ohio-based technology companies. It is our core philosophy to partner with high quality regional consultancies, especially one of the caliber of Paragon Consulting.”

Paragon Consulting is a premier IT consulting firm with an 11 year track record of building trusting relationships helping our clients achieve their goals using technology to help solve business problems. Their services include:
• Custom Software Application Design and Development
• Business Process Re-Engineering
• Staffing To Compliment IT Departments (Staff Augmentation)
• Web Design & Development
• Data Warehousing and Data Mining
• Information Technology Planning

For more information on Paragon Consulting, visit their website at http://www.paragon-inc.com
or contact Mark Atwood at 440-684-3101.

BlueBridge Networks™ owns and operates several state-of-the-art, carrier-class Internet Data Centers, and is a leading facilities based provider of Disaster Recovery ("DR") and Business Continuity ("BC") Services such as High Availability Collocation for mission-critical hosting, Dedicated Internet Access, Managed Network Security Services (Managed Firewall & VPN), Managed Storage: {Remote Backup, Tape Backup and Restore (TB&R;), and Storage Area Networking (SAN)}, Secure Collaboration (Secure E-mail, Web, Group Calendaring, Secure Internet Messaging, and Business Continuity.

For more information, please visit the BlueBridge website at http://www.bluebridgenetworks.com or contact Media Relations at 216 621 BLUE [2583] ext. 2222

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Datacraft Solutions President to Address NC APICS Group on February 22nd

Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions will address APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina.

(PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions will address APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina. Bayer is the nation’s leading authority on Rapid Application Development, having authored several books and served as frequent national public speaker. A graduate of Capella University’s School of Management, Bayer specializes in e-Business, Strategic Marketing, and IT Project Management. Sam Bayer, Ph.D., has been President of Datacraft Solutions since June of 2004. He was Founder and CEO of MarketAcuity, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Lean Product Development and Commercialization of Technology.

Bayer has over 22 years experience in the application and commercialization of Science and Technology, with a particular focus on application software and services. In 1986, after a six-year career with IBM as a laboratory scientist and product planner, Sam co-founded Axiom Systems Inc. He led the operations of Axiom Systems’ marketing, sales and services organizations through its initial venture funding rounds and product launches, through its IPO and international market expansion three years later.

Throughout the course of the 1990’s, Bayer held a variety of management positions at AGFA, Amdahl, Sapiens and Haht Commerce. During that time, he was responsible for developing organizations, delivering products, and implementing projects that catered to the: Graphics Arts, Insurance, Finance, Academic, Transportation, Manufacturing and Process related industries. Most recently, his focus has been on eCommerce, eLearning and Supply Chain Execution applications. Lean Kanban will be the focus of Bayer’s remarks for this APICS event which will begin promptly at 6pm. Program details:

• Discussing Kanban’s contribution to the lean journey
• Keeping the introduction of Kanban lean
• How a Lean transformation ensures a company’s survival Management’s critical support role in supporting JIT execution and Kanban
• The 3 types of Kanban systems and their major benefits and strategies for how and when to best implement
• How Kanban reveals additional sources of waste

APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management is the recognized global leader in professional certifications, educational programs, and publications for manufacturing and service industry professionals across the entire supply chain. Founded in 1957, the society supports nearly 60,000 members in 20,000 companies worldwide. To learn more, visit the APICS community at www.apics.org.

Contact: Reba [email protected] e-mail protected from spam bots to reserve seating or go to www.datacraftsolutions.com for information about Bayer and Lean Kanban

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Two Day Plant Workshop and Tours March 1 & 2 to Feature e-Kanban Leader Datacraft Solutions

The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

(PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more. According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance. dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected DJ Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events.

Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

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Datacraft Solution’s E-Kanban System Chosen by KOYO Steering

Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing facilities in Orangeburg and Blythewood, South Carolina, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban

(PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing facilities in Orangeburg and Blythewood, South Carolina, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban. Koyo, a very lean organization, was internally relying on visual signals to trigger supplier replenishment of consumed inventory. Management of this volume of cards was unwieldy and error prone. Although the visual system was maintaining the flow of inventory, it was at great administrative expense.

Koyo’s first phase was to bring in Signum and migrate the manual faxbans onto an electronic kanban platform that included bar code scanning of inventory, consumption, and automatically conveying that kanban signal to suppliers.

After several months in production, a new Materials Manager, Mark Mekanik, who had come from a more traditional manufacturing environment, was hired to oversee the raw material and purchased parts warehouse. Very early Mekanik discovered that it was impossible to get answers to the seemingly simple questions of:

• How much inventory of part number “X” does KOYO have on hand?
• How much is on order?
• When will it arrive?

These were questions that were easily answered in Mekanik’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience, but seemed quite elusive in this flow-oriented kanban replenishment environment.

Mekanik immediately initiated a project that would integrate Signum, Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban system, with KOYO’s ERP system, Syteline. The goal of this project was to develop a “perpetual inventory system” that would provide answers to key inventory questions, while not disrupting the value the company received from the electronic kanban platform. Koyo went live with this integrated system right after the New Year.

The new workflow has material handlers scanning all products removed from the warehouse and consumed during KOYO’s manufacturing processes. This single activity debits Syteline’s warehouse inventory (of a kanban quantity of material), and checks for a valid blanket purchase order; issues a kanban order to the appropriate supplier. After the agreed upon lead time, the supplier’s shipment arrives on KOYO’s loading dock. Two simple bar code scans, once upon consumption and once upon receipt, serve to manage the entire replenishment process. KOYO now has a streamlined electronic kanban replenishment process and a perpetual inventory system.

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Jeff Craig Chooses e-Kanban by Datacraft Solutions

Ice plays an integral role in the foodservice, hospitality, supermarket and healthcare industries. It cools our carbonated beverages and bar drinks. It keeps supermarket fish and produce fresh and appetizing. It supports hospital patient care and rehabilitation therapies. Every facility mentioned above has at least one piece of ice making, ice storage, or ice dispensing equipment.

(PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Ice plays an integral role in the foodservice, hospitality, supermarket and healthcare industries. It cools our carbonated beverages and bar drinks. It keeps supermarket fish and produce fresh and appetizing. It supports hospital patient care and rehabilitation therapies. Every facility mentioned above has at least one piece of ice making, ice storage, or ice dispensing equipment. For over 50 years, Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers and ice and beverage dispensers for the foodservice, healthcare and supermarket industries. Follett’s headquarters and state-of-the art manufacturing facility are located in Easton, PA

Jeff Craig, a Senior Purchasing Agent, with Follett Ice shared how reducing inventory was to the central to company’s operation. “During 2004 one of our major objectives was to remove excess inventory from the work cells and drive them back to a central location, where they would await demand. With the decrease in available floor space and our internal success with “pull”, it seemed to be a natural progression to seek electronic kanban pull solutions.” Craig worked with other Purchasing Agents in the organization, based on years of experience in manufacturing, planning, and procurement, to develop a comprehensive “wish list” for a kanban system.

Craig noted that, “The evaluation process of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), e-kanban product Signum, took us about 2.5 months in all. The components of evaluation were to first understand the product. What will the product do; and just as important, what it won't do. Next, we asked the question, is this product useful to our organization? We then want to talk to an actual user. Seeing the system up and running was a major component to my recommendation. We then needed to evaluate our ability to support this implementation from a people resource perspective.

Craig saw the integration with their Epicor’s Avante ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business system as a critical component. “It is unlikely we would have moved forward without a complete integration,” according to Craig. Product distinction in Quality Procurement/e-Kanban:

The big difference between the Datacraft system and the Follett Ice home grown system was the consistency Datacraft Solutions provides. Each time Follett Ice expanded their home grown system, the company was forced to add small tweaks that make each one unique. The ERP system being used did not communicate with the ERP system in the way that Datacraft Solutions does.

According to Jeff Craig the real ROI benefits of the Datacraft Solutions implementation are:
$150K inventory reduction = 57% IRR for 3 years and 71% IRR for 5 years. These calculations leave out the people time investment.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “Follett Ice using our e-kanban procurement solution represents a tremendous commitment to a lean manufacturing process.”

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February 21, 2022

Leading Kanban Expert to Address NC APICS Group on February 22nd

PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions will address APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bayer is the nation’s leading authority on Rapid Application Development, having authored several books and served as frequent national public speaker. A graduate of Capella University’s School of Management, Bayer specializes in e-Business, Strategic Marketing, and IT Project Management.

Sam Bayer, Ph.D., has been President of Datacraft Solutions since June of 2004. He was Founder and CEO of MarketAcuity, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Lean Product Development and Commercialization of Technology.

Bayer has over 22 years experience in the application and commercialization of Science and Technology, with a particular focus on application software and services. In 1986, after a six-year career with IBM as a laboratory scientist and product planner, Sam co-founded Axiom Systems Inc. He led the operations of Axiom Systems’ marketing, sales and services organizations through its initial venture funding rounds and product launches, through its IPO and international market expansion three years later.

Throughout the course of the 1990’s, Bayer held a variety of management positions at AGFA, Amdahl, Sapiens and Haht Commerce. During that time, he was responsible for developing organizations, delivering products, and implementing projects that catered to the: Graphics Arts, Insurance, Finance, Academic, Transportation, Manufacturing and Process related industries. Most recently, his focus has been on eCommerce, eLearning and Supply Chain Execution applications.

Lean Kanban will be the focus of Bayer’s remarks for this APICS event which will begin promptly at 6pm. Program details:
- Discussing Kanban’s contribution to the lean journey
- Keeping the introduction of Kanban lean
- How a Lean transformation ensures a company’s survival Management’s critical support role in supporting JIT execution and Kanban
- The 3 types of Kanban systems and their major benefits and strategies for how and when to best implement
- How Kanban reveals additional sources of waste

APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management is the recognized global leader in professional certifications, educational programs, and publications for manufacturing and service industry professionals across the entire supply chain. Founded in 1957, the society supports nearly 60,000 members in 20,000 companies worldwide. To learn more, visit the APICS community at www.apics.org.

Contact: Reba Cheek to reserve seating or go to www.datacraftsolutions.com for information about Bayer and Lean Kanban.

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Two Day Plant Workshop and Tours March 1 & 2

AME, DJ Orthopedics, and Datacraft Solutions Highlight Two Day Plant Workshop and Tours March 1 & 2

PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more. According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance.

dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected dj Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events.

Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

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Leading Kanban Expert to Address NC APICS Group on February 22nd

PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Sam Bayer, PHD, President, Datacraft Solutions will address APICS, Association for Operations Management on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bayer is the nation’s leading authority on Rapid Application Development, having authored several books and served as frequent national public speaker. A graduate of Capella University’s School of Management, Bayer specializes in e-Business, Strategic Marketing, and IT Project Management.

Sam Bayer, Ph.D., has been President of Datacraft Solutions since June of 2004. He was Founder and CEO of MarketAcuity, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Lean Product Development and Commercialization of Technology.

Bayer has over 22 years experience in the application and commercialization of Science and Technology, with a particular focus on application software and services. In 1986, after a six-year career with IBM as a laboratory scientist and product planner, Sam co-founded Axiom Systems Inc. He led the operations of Axiom Systems’ marketing, sales and services organizations through its initial venture funding rounds and product launches, through its IPO and international market expansion three years later.

Throughout the course of the 1990’s, Bayer held a variety of management positions at AGFA, Amdahl, Sapiens and Haht Commerce. During that time, he was responsible for developing organizations, delivering products, and implementing projects that catered to the: Graphics Arts, Insurance, Finance, Academic, Transportation, Manufacturing and Process related industries. Most recently, his focus has been on eCommerce, eLearning and Supply Chain Execution applications.

Lean Kanban will be the focus of Bayer’s remarks for this APICS event which will begin promptly at 6pm Program details:
- Discussing Kanban’s contribution to the lean journey
- Keeping the introduction of Kanban lean
- How a Lean transformation ensures a company’s survival Management’s critical support role in supporting JIT execution and Kanban
- The 3 types of Kanban systems and their major benefits and strategies for how and when to best implement
- How Kanban reveals additional sources of waste

APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management is the recognized global leader in professional certifications, educational programs, and publications for manufacturing and service industry professionals across the entire supply chain. Founded in 1957, the society supports nearly 60,000 members in 20,000 companies worldwide. To learn more, visit the APICS community at www.apics.org

Contact: Reba [email protected] e-mail protected from spam bots to reserve seating or go to www.datacraftsolutions.com for information about Bayer and Lean Kanban.

Posted by Industrial at 07:21 PM | Comments (0)

AME, DJ Orthopedics, and Datacraft Solutions Highlight Two Day Plant Workshop

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- The Association of Manufacturing Excellence Western Region will host a two day, two plant workshop with tours. Both plants of dj Orthopedics were top 25 finalists in 2004 and the dj Orthopedics Mexico plant went on to earn a Top 10 Winner Award!

This workshop event held March 1 & 2, will show how dj Orthopedics went from a traditional big batch departmental operation to a lean, cell-oriented culture. Key emphasis will be placed on overall strategy, line-of-sight management, cultural change using the kaizen blitz approach, development of kanban systems, visual factory and more. According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the e-kanban solution used by dj Orthopedics, “It is an incredible honor to have been chosen by one of the world's leading lean manufacturers to take their kanban system to the next level. Those attending the tour and workshop will learn about how kanban efficiency is at the core of lean manufacturing principles and practice."

During this event attendees will learn strategies used to move from traditional batch and queue factory to a cellular, focused factory, supply chain strategies, setting up kanban, creating scorecards for your teams and cells and measuring the right things to move toward world class performance.

dj Orthopedics is the world's largest manufacturer and seller of orthopedic braces. With plants in Vista, California and in nearby Tijuana, Mexico, dj Ortho has embraced the Kaizen Blitz continuous improvement process to reshape its enterprise. With innovative improvements to the supply chain, daily pull-based scheduling by cell, kanban systems, visual factory and more, dj Orthopedics was the only company in all of North America to have two plant finalists in IndustryWeek Best Plants of 2004 program.

Forbes selected dj Orthopedics as #88 of the 200 best small companies in America in 2004. Leaders from the two plants are regularly asked to share best practices with other practitioners at AME national and regional events.

Attendees may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before participating in the plant tour. Also, valid passport or proof of citizenship or right to work is required for entry/exit from Mexico and US.

To register: contact Association for Manufacturing Excellence at 847-520-3282

Posted by Industrial at 07:17 PM | Comments (0)

February 20, 2022

Howard Computers Forms Strategic Partnerships with Fujitsu, Sphere, and Enterasys

To further enrich its product and service offerings, Howard Computers has formed strategic partnerships with these industry leaders: Fujitsu, Sphere, and Enterasys

(PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- Howard Computers® announced today that it has expanded its strategic partnerships to include Fujitsu, Sphere Communications, and Enterasys to meet the needs of its rapidly growing customer base.

“We are excited about these new business alliances and look forward to long, mutually-beneficial relationships,” said Everett E. “Robbie” Robinson, IV, Howard Computers’ Marketing Communications Manager. “Our goal is to provide our customers with superior products and services. We feel these new business relationships will allow us to continue doing what we do best while enriching our comprehensive portfolio of product offerings in areas where these new partners excel.”

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused information technology and communications solutions for the global marketplace. For more information about Fujitsu, visit our website at www.HowardComputers.com/partners

About Sphere Communications
Providing customers with powerful and innovative Voice over IP solutions is what has made Sphere Communications a leader in enterprise communications system technology. To learn more about Sphere, visit our website at www.HowardComputers.com/partners.

About Enterasys
With more than 15 years of experience and over 650 patents, Enterasys has provided secure Networks that Know™ to some of the world’s most successful companies, including many of the Fortune 500. For more information about Enterasys, visit our website at www.HowardComputers.com/partners.

About Howard Computers
Howard Computers, founded in 1998, is a division of Howard Industries, a 500-million dollar, privately held company headquartered in Laurel, MS. Like its sister divisions, Howard Transformers, Howard Ballast Products, Howard Lighting Products, and Howard Medical Technologies, Howard Computers is committed to creating, providing, and supporting superior products and services that meet or exceed the needs of its customers.

In addition to over 190,000 different product offerings ranging from laptops, desktops, servers, networks, and networking services that satisfy the demands of every home or business to rugged notebooks and mobile medical carts that enable healthcare personnel focus on patient care with confidence and fewer medical errors – Howard Computers provides tomorrow’s technology today.

Visit www.HowardComputers.com/pr to find the solutions you’ve been missing

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ATP Announces Mass Production of 128/256MB Dual Voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC).

Providing Much Needed Storage Upgrade on New Mobile Phones (Nokia 6630,6670, 6680, 6681,6682) ATP Electronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital flash media products, today announced that it is in mass production of high capacity dual voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC). The dual voltage (DV) feature allows for compatibility with devices running on the conventional 3.0V as well as with the dual voltage 3.0/1.8V devices. The low voltage feature translates to much lower power consumption, meaning longer battery life for both today and tomorrow’s mobile digital devices. Card capacities of 128MB and 256MB are available immediately, with 512MB available in March.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- The 128/256MB card quadruples the storage capacity of videos, music, photos games, and ringtones on new mobile phones which either require or could use dual voltage memory cards such as Nokia smartphones 6630, 6670, and recently announced 6680, 6681, 6682 models.

“The demand from our customers to expand the memory storage capacity of mobile devices that require or could use dual voltage RS-MMC memory cards has been tremendous. However, higher capacity (> 64MB) DV RS-MMC availability up to date has been minimal. We are excited to be the premier flash card manufacturer to bring these new products to the market to help fulfill our customers’ need for memory card upgrade, allowing for both the longer battery life of low voltage operation as well as enhanced use of multimedia functions.” said Danny Lin, ATP VP of Sales and Marketing.

ATP’s new DV RS-MMC memory cards offer the same advanced features as ATP’s other flash card products allowing for ample protection from water, dust, ESD (electro-static discharge), and extreme temperatures ranging from –40?C to 85?C. This allows for versatility and durability rarely found today in flash memory cards.

About ATP
Founded in 1991, ATP (Advanced Technology & Packaging) Electronics, Inc. is a recognized leading manufacturer of high capacity flash digital media solutions as well as top quality memory module products. With strictly regulated ISO 9001 certified facilities and advanced technologies in memory packaging, flash card designs, testing and qualification, ATP differentiates itself from the competition, offering highly durable flash card solutions which in addition to high performance, offer protection from water/moisture, dust, static discharge, and extreme temperatures. High Speed, Weather Proof and Dependable Storage. ATP’s latest flash products feature 2GB SD and MMC, as well as 1GB miniSD, RS-MMC and Dual-Voltage (DV) RS-MMC. For more information on ATP memory products, visit http://www.atpinc.com

About RS-MMC
At 24 x 18 x 1.4mm and about half the size of the MMC, the Reduce-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) is a standard memory card format from the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA). For more information about the MMCA, http://www.mmca.org

ATP and the ATP logo are trademarks of ATP Electronics Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Press Contact:
Daphne Jang
TEL: 408-732-5859
Fax: 408-732-5055

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Production of 128/256MB Dual Voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC).

ATP Announces Mass Production of 128/256MB Dual Voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC). Providing Much Needed Storage Upgrade on New Mobile Phones (Nokia 6630,6670, 6680, 6681,6682)
ATP Electronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital flash media products, today announced that it is in mass production of high capacity dual voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC). The dual voltage (DV) feature allows for compatibility with devices running on the conventional 3.0V as well as with the dual voltage 3.0/1.8V devices. The low voltage feature translates to much lower power consumption, meaning longer battery life for both today and tomorrow’s mobile digital devices. Card capacities of 128MB and 256MB are available immediately, with 512MB available in March.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2022 -- The 128/256MB card quadruples the storage capacity of videos, music, photos games, and ringtones on new mobile phones which either require or could use dual voltage memory cards such as Nokia smartphones 6630, 6670, and recently announced 6680, 6681, 6682 models.

“The demand from our customers to expand the memory storage capacity of mobile devices that require or could use dual voltage RS-MMC memory cards has been tremendous. However, higher capacity (> 64MB) DV RS-MMC availability up to date has been minimal. We are excited to be the premier flash card manufacturer to bring these new products to the market to help fulfill our customers’ need for memory card upgrade, allowing for both the longer battery life of low voltage operation as well as enhanced use of multimedia functions.” said Danny Lin, ATP VP of Sales and Marketing.

ATP’s new DV RS-MMC memory cards offer the same advanced features as ATP’s other flash card products allowing for ample protection from water, dust, ESD (electro-static discharge), and extreme temperatures ranging from –40?C to 85?C. This allows for versatility and durability rarely found today in flash memory cards.

About ATP
Founded in 1991, ATP (Advanced Technology & Packaging) Electronics, Inc. is a recognized leading manufacturer of high capacity flash digital media solutions as well as top quality memory module products. With strictly regulated ISO 9001 certified facilities and advanced technologies in memory packaging, flash card designs, testing and qualification, ATP differentiates itself from the competition, offering highly durable flash card solutions which in addition to high performance, offer protection from water/moisture, dust, static discharge, and extreme temperatures. High Speed, Weather Proof and Dependable Storage. ATP’s latest flash products feature 2GB SD and MMC, as well as 1GB miniSD, RS-MMC and Dual-Voltage (DV) RS-MMC. For more information on ATP memory products, visit http://www.atpinc.com

About RS-MMC
At 24 x 18 x 1.4mm and about half the size of the MMC, the Reduce-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) is a standard memory card format from the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA). For more information about the MMCA, http://www.mmca.org

ATP and the ATP logo are trademarks of ATP Electronics Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Press Contact:
Daphne Jang
TEL: 408-732-5859
Fax: 408-732-5055

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February 19, 2022

Ashworth Bros., Inc. Announces the Immediate Availability of The Advantage 200 Hybrid Conveyor Belt

Advantage 200 - New Product Announcement

(PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- Ashworth is pleased to announce the immediate availability of The Advantage 200 hybrid belt. Designed to operate in heavy duty spiral and turn-curve applications, The Advantage 200 is the newest product in Ashworth’s line of Advantage belts, and offers far greater pull strength in turn curve and spiral applications than competing all plastic belts. It also boasts a comprehensive Five Year Warranty that ranks among the best in the industry.

According to Joe Neely, Product Development Engineer with Ashworth, “The Advantage 200 combines an all plastic, Acetal contact surface for excellent product release, with a backbone of rigid stainless steel rods for superior beam strength. This design enables The Advantage belt to support heavier loads without sagging, a problem common to belts utilizing plastic rods. The design also provides the largest open area of any spiral belt on the market. This ensures maximum airflow for efficient cooling or freezing, which in turn, helps ensure product quality. The open module design and double slotted links of The Advantage 200 also resolve cleanability issues associated with all plastic belts, which tend to have hidden surfaces that are inaccessible to conventional cleaning methods.”

The Advantage 200 also features a patented rod locking system which facilitates quick repairs, requiring no welding or special tools. The belt’s stainless steel rods can easily be released from its links, using only a screwdriver. The Advantage 200 and its smaller pitched sister, The Advantage 120, are available in tight, 1.4 turn radius variations and are designed to operate in harsh environments as low as -50°F (40°C) or as high as 180°F (82° C). The belts can be flipped to further extend their usable service life, and the no-risk Five Year Warranty includes a guarantee that The Advantage belts will not generate black specks, or Ashworth will repair or replace the belt, or refund the customer’s money.

Founded in the 1860’s and located in Winchester, VA, Ashworth has been a major supplier of conveyor belts since 1946. In 1967, Ashworth revolutionized the food processing industry with the development of the lotension spiral system. Today, Ashworth maintains manufacturing facilities in the US and The Netherlands and offers the most comprehensive range of spiral belting available on the market, as well as a full range of engineering services, including system refurbishment, trouble shooting and belt installation.

For further information go to www.ashworth.com or contact:
Ashworth Bros., Inc.
450 Armour Dale
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540.662.3494
Toll Free: 800.682.4594
Fax: 540.662.1730
Toll Free Fax: 800.532.1730

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Rude Awakening for U.S. Manufacturers with China Operations

PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- Many of the Chinese operations are not currently prepared to provide the reporting functionality expected by U.S. manufacturing firms. E-Z-MRP is slated to be the Low-cost, High-Value solutions leader for shifting global operations. Priced at under $3000, the immediate benefits generate an instant ROI

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

For American manufacturers who currently have or are considering a Chinese manufacturing operation, E-Z-MRP should be implemented immediately to ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting for all areas of the manufacturing operation.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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Revolutionay PlasmaCar Showcases at American International Toy Fair

After over two years of rave reviews from retailers and consumers alike in Canada, the revolutionary PlasmaCar will make its debut in the U.S. at the American International Toy Fair. Engineered to be safe and fun, the PlasmaCar has been described as a mechanical marvel. Designed by Chinese inventor Hongzhi Bao, this unique ride-on toy is a must-have for any active child!

(PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- Constructed of high-quality plastics, the PlasmaCar is built to last! Its rugged durability and simplicity, along with its eye-catching design make it the perfect ride-on toy. With no pedals, gears or batteries needed, the ease of operation can be mastered by anyone. The car is propelled simply by turning the steering wheel back and forth. With so many motorized riding toys available, it’s refreshing to see a toy that promotes healthy exercise for children.

Winner of the Canadian Toy Testing Counsel’s Three Star award, the highest rating possible, the PlasmaCar has also won the NETS Gold Star Toy Award. It made Today’s Parent’s Top Toy List Wow Status and the Canadian Toy Association’s “Hot Toys of the Holiday Season”. The What’s UP Kids Family Magazine gave the PlasmaCar a Five Star rating.

Distributed by PlaSmart, an industry leader in innovative toys, the PlasmaCar can be seen and experienced at the American International Toy Fair, Javits Convention Center in New York City. Visitors to Booth 1675 can see the award-winning PlasmaCar in action as it harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity and friction. Certain to be a hit with both children and parents alike, this is likely to be the most talked about toy at the convention center!

Tim Kimber, President and CEO of Ottawa’s PlaSmart, explains some of the appeal. “The unique propulsion system is what makes it revolutionary. There are no batteries, gears or electrical parts: the energy comes from turning the steering wheel continuously from left to right.” Children will be drawn to the racecar appearance of the PlasmaCar, which comes in four colors and has a sleek, aerodynamic design. It is capable of holding up to 220 lbs. when ridden on a smooth, flat surface.

The Toy Fair runs from Sunday, Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Feb. 23. Hours are Sunday through Tuesday 9 – 6 and Wednesday 9 – 4. Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first to see the revolutionary PlasmaCar before it becomes a marketing phenomenon in this country.

Contact:
Timothy Kimber
613-862-9370
www.plasmacar.com

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February 18, 2022

Northeast Rubber Names Jack Mercury- Vice President of Sales

Northeast Rubber Products Inc., a leader in the industrial rubber and metal hose industry has appointed Jack Mercury to its Vice President of Sales

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Northeast Rubber Products Inc., a leader in the industrial rubber and metal hose industry has named Jack Mercury its Vice President of Sales.

“The promotion of Jack to Vice President of Sales will allow Northeast Rubber Products to provide a distinctive high level of customer service and satisfaction” said Mike Bacon, President of Northeast Rubber Products.

Jack’s thirty years of experience at Northeast Rubber provides the executive concentration to continue to grow our customer base both domestically and globally added Bacon

Jack Mercury cites his years of continued service at Northeast Rubber Products an asset to focus on key areas for growth, and improved customer satisfaction. “ Our focus and strategy at Northeast Rubber is to establish a measurable baseline for increasing overall sales, utilizing several methodical approaches including growth with existing customers and penetration into new areas and markets” said Mercury.

“As we continue to grow Jack’s product line and customer base knowledge and experience will be an advantage,” Bacon concluded. “Jack has the proven experience combined with an intimate knowledge of our customers requirements which will allow us to add value to our customers value stream”

Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Northeast Rubber Products is a leader in the Industrial Rubber Products industry. The company provides products such as o-rings, industrial rubber hose & fittings, gaskets, die-cut parts, seals, sheet rubber, sponge, custom molded parts, as well as metal expansion joints, metal, rubber, and Teflon lined hose assemblies. Northeast rubber Products systems are global and by utilizing as resources the best personnel, equipment, and quality system it provides continued on-time delivery of world class products at the right price. Northeast Rubber is an ISO 9001-2000 certified company.

For more information on Northeast Rubber or any of its products and services, please call 1-800- 446-1182 or visit its web site at www.northeastrubber.com

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Northeast Rubber Products Names Lewis- Vice President

Northeast Rubber Products Inc., a leader in the industrial rubber and metal hose industry has named Mark J. Lewis its Vice President of Operations

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Northeast Rubber Products Inc., a leader in the industrial rubber and metal hose industry has named Mark J. Lewis its Vice President of Operations.

“The addition of Mark to our executive staff demonstrates the Company’s continued commitment to maintaining competitive advantage, product excellence and customer satisfaction in our markets around the world,” said Mike Bacon, President of Northeast Rubber Products.

Mark’s global operational experience will provide Northeast Rubber the resources to continue to grow and improve our operations and customer satisfaction by attention to process improvement, global supply chain, logistics and operational performance added Bacon.

Mark Lewis, former Director of Operations, at Sensitech Inc of Beverly Massachusetts has led organization wide operational improvement programs for over fifteen years including Massachusetts Quality award, six sigma, 5S, Kaizen, ISO 9001 and Malcolm Baldridge National quality award programs. Lewis explained that operational process flow and control is essential not just for quality, but for profitability. It controls processes throughout all levels of the company, eliminating waste, variation and ultimately improves efficiency.” This starts with a developing key performance metrics that flow into individual responsibilities and contributions. “It is this system and subsequent improvement activities that indicates to our customers and prospective clients the level of quality and commitment they should expect in our products and services.” said Lewis.

“As we continue to grow globally our emphasis on continuous improvement activities will be an advantage,” Bacon concluded. “Mark has the proven global operations experience combined with a make it happen attitude and drive which should be a signal to all potential customers of our company’s commitment to excellence.”

Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Northeast Rubber Products is a leader in the Industrial Rubber Products industry. The company provides products such as o-rings, industrial rubber hose & fittings, gaskets, die-cut parts, seals, sheet rubber, sponge, custom molded parts, as well as metal expansion joints, metal, rubber, and Teflon lined hose assemblies. Northeast rubber Products systems are global and by utilizing as resources the best personnel, equipment, and quality system it provides continued on-time delivery of world class products at the right price. Northeast Rubber is an ISO 9001-2000 certified company.

For more information on Northeast Rubber or any of its products and services, please call 1-800- 446-1182 or visit its web site at www.northeastrubber.com

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VPInstruments, Manufacturer of Flowmeters, Have Moved to a New Office and Expects Continuing Growth in 2005

The increasing worldwide use of the VPFlowmate in optimizing compressed air installations has been the main reason for VP Instruments (Netherlands)to move to a larger office in the last quarter of 2004. Sales are estimated to grow strongly again in 2005

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- VPInstruments have moved to a new office and expects continuing growth in 2005

The increasing worldwide use of the VPFlowmate has been the main reason for VP Instruments to move to a larger office in the last quarter of 2004. Sales are estimated to grow strongly again in 2005

In the new premises in Delft, The Netherlands, 160 m2 is dedicated to the final assembly, testing and calibration. Production of subassemblies is carried out conform ISO 9001. Calibration is performed on a TUV tested, traceable compressed air calibration rig.

VPFlowMate: the energy meter for compressed air
The VPFlowmate uses a patented solid-state mass flow sensor to accurately measure air flow. The sensor is temperature compensated.

The continuing popularity of the VPFlowmate to easily save substantial amounts of energy costs in compressed air systems is proof of a well-designed and reliably manufactured product.

The VPFlowMate probe is an easy to install solution for many flow metering applications. The probe interfaces with a PC and with the industry-standard 4..20 mA output (linearized). An optional display may be selected: integrated or remote. A new software suite for installation, monitoring and compact flash® based data logging is available.

Key specs:
Flow ranges : 0..20, 0..80, 0..150 mn/sec
Pressure range : 0..16 bar
Temperature range : 0..50 oC

Van Putten Instruments seeks to establish a worldwide distribution network and welcomes enquiries for representation.

More information:
Van Putten Instruments BV
Buitenwatersloot 335
2614 GS Delft
Netherlands

Tel: +31-152131580
Fax: +31-152130669
Web: www.vpinstruments.com

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Breakthrough in Filling System Measurement and Performance from Invensys Foxboro

Dewsbury-based Mount Packaging is a world leader in the design and production of automated filling systems for liquid and paste manufacturers around the globe. Over the years the company has looked at a variety of different measurement systems in an effort to provide continuous quality enhancements for its customers. These have included volumetric piston filling, weigh scales and, more recently, Coriolis flow measurement technology. “We tried traditional Coriolis meters, but they did not deliver the repeatability we require,” said MD Kevin Beaumont. While conventional Coriolis meters were very accurate with steady flow in longer batches, they lacked responsivity to rapid flow changes during the course of short batches. Moreover, when used with viscous fluids such as paint, even small levels of gas in the liquid skewed readings. Now, however, the company has turned to the breakthrough CFT50 Coriolis flow meter from Invensys Foxboro

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Developed in conjunction with Oxford University, it uses digital technology to keep the flowtubes in constant motion so that there is no loss of flow measurement during dynamic flow conditions.

Mount Packaging initially tested the CFT50 transmitter on a 1-1/2-inch (40 mm) flowtube with a nominal flow capacity of 900 lbs/min (6.8 kg/s). In this application, the CFT50 produces pulses that correlate with product weight, for example three pulses per ml of flowing liquid – and transmits these pulses to a PLC, which counts them and is programmed to actuate the shut-off valve when the target fill weight is achieved.

After a few trial runs, new flow profiles of the batch runs were collected. These demonstrated the new measurement potential that the company was able to achieve with the CFT50. “We learned to trust the meter, we adjusted our own equipment to improve performance and we are now getting excellent repeatability,” says Beaumont.

This consistency has also been proved in full-scale production. One customer achieved repeatability well below 0.1 % during 64 consecutive batch runs, at 4.2 seconds to fill 2.64 gallon (10 litre) cans, with a target weight of 30.95 lbs. (14.04kg).

“This technology has huge potential and we're looking forward to taking it out to all our customers. We weren't disappointed,” concluded Beaumont.

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

I/A Series, Foxboro, Foxboro I/A Series, APV, Avantis, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Press release and photo can be downloaded at: http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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Managers Must Now Take Heed of Its Obligation to Safeguard Staff

Obligation to Safeguard Staff from Potentially Explosive Atmospheres by Complying With ATEX and DSEAR Regulations
There are clearly protection issues associated with working in potentially explosive atmospheres. This seminar deals with those issues in relation to fluid machinery, defines methods of conformity to new regulations and the essential safety requirements. A wide variety of speakers will discuss the implications of this relatively new legislation, previous experience of working under the regulations, changes that are necessary within industry as well as future proposals.

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- The growing regard for safety in the workplace has led to new regulations that protect workers when operating within dangerous environments. The effect of this on fluid machinery design, manufacture, maintenance and upgrading is an issue that is taken seriously by all those within engineering. For this reason it is imperative that discussion is taking place regarding the effectiveness of these regulations, their hindrances and benefits.

The standards necessary to achieve compliance to these regulations involve measures such as risk assessments, equipment and procedures to deal with accidents, training schemes, classification of explosive atmospheres and organisational measures to reduce or eliminate such risks. The forthcoming IMechE seminar ‘ATEX and DSEAR Regulations – The Implications for Fluid Machinery’ will address these issues giving practical advice derived from recent experiences - the challenges that were faced and invaluable information on how to resolve issues currently facing the industry.

The seminar is essential for those working within fluid machinery including facility managers, operations personnel, general managers and safety officers from industries ranging from chemical manufacture to transport of flammable liquids. Speakers with experience relating specifically to ATEX and DSEAR will give their viewpoint on the regulations with opportunities for delegates to interact in question and answer sessions. With safety standards constantly being updated and reworked, now more than ever there is a clear need for those involved in fluid machinery to maintain a responsible attitude where there is a possibility for a dangerous situation to occur.

The IMechE has previously held ‘ATEX – Clarified and Updated’ which proved a resounding success, allowing delegates to gain an overview of the regulations. This coming event will again be held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London. SW1H 9JJ. There was a clear indication that another such event should be held and we predict that tickets will be in high demand due to the nature of this topic. Early registration is recommended.

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Robert Bryson Endorses Replenishment Triggers by e-Kanban Leader Datacraft Solutions

For over 50 years, Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers and ice and beverage dispensers for the foodservice, healthcare and supermarket industries

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- For over 50 years, Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers and ice and beverage dispensers for the foodservice, healthcare and supermarket industries. Follett’s headquarters and state-of-the art manufacturing facility are located in Easton, PA

Jeff Craig, a Senior Purchasing Agent, with Follett Ice shared how reducing inventory was to the central to company’s operation. “During 2004 one of our major objectives was to remove excess inventory from the work cells and drive them back to a central location, where they would await demand. With the decrease in available floor space and our internal success with “pull”, it seemed to be a natural progression to seek electronic kanban pull solutions.” Craig worked with other Purchasing Agents in the organization, based on years of experience in manufacturing, planning, and procurement, to develop a comprehensive “wish list” for a kanban system.

Craig noted that, “The evaluation process of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), e-kanban product Signum, took us about 2.5 months in all. The components of evaluation were to first understand the product. What will the product do; and just as important, what it won't do. Next, we asked the question, is this product useful to our organization? We then want to talk to an actual user. Seeing the system up and running was a major component to my recommendation. We then needed to evaluate our ability to support this implementation from a people resource perspective.

Robert Bryson, Executive Vice-President at Follett, noted that, “Follett is moving in every business process possible towards flowing and pulling product through our operation using replenishment triggers (after component or assembly consumption) rather than predicting component requirements, batching and pushing material. Datacraft Solutions will further enable and advance our processing tools and culture in this regard.”

Product distinction in Quality Procurement/e-Kanban:
The big difference between the Datacraft system and the Follett Ice home grown system was the consistency Datacraft Solutions provides. Each time Follett Ice expanded their home grown system, the company was forced to add small tweaks that make each one unique. The ERP system being used did not communicate with the ERP system in the way that Datacraft Solutions does.

According to Jeff Craig the real ROI benefits of the Datacraft Solutions implementation are: $150K inventory reduction = 57% IRR for 3 years and 71% IRR for 5 years. These calculations leave out the people time investment.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “Follett Ice using our e-kanban procurement solution represents a tremendous commitment to a lean manufacturing process.”

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E-Z-MRP Predicts China Manufacturing Sales to Exceed U.S. by 2007

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Rather than resisting the movement of American manufacturing jobs to China, E-Z-MRP founder, Rocky Smolin has developed the Chinese version of his best-selling program to address the overwhelming demand for manufacturing systems there. Smolin predicts that his Chinese version will outsell North American customers by early 2007

United States manufacturers, long accustomed to having manufacturing systems that yield accurate, timely reporting of inventory levels and requirements for production and procurement, have few options for the same capability in Chinese.

According to Smolin, “Until the translation of E-Z-MRP into both the traditional and simplified forms of Chinese, the small and medium sized Chinese manufacturing operation had no real option for implementing a manufacturing system.”

Additionally, Smolin suggests that, “as with the English version which has been in use here for nearly 20 years, the E-Z-MRP system can be implemented quickly and run by those who have had no previous experience with manufacturing systems.”

E-Z-MRP History
E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:
The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

For American manufacturers who currently have or are considering a Chinese manufacturing operation, E-Z-MRP should be implemented immediately to ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting for all areas of the manufacturing operation.

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The ETO Difference: Inventory Based on Part Number vs. Job Order

PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer's inventory is based on part number; an engineer-to-order manufacturer's inventory is based on job order.

Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.
The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements:
According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

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February 17, 2022

Howard Industries Launches New Lighting Products Division

Howard Industries establishes a new division to meet the growing needs of its customers

(PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- Howard Industries unveiled their new Lighting Products Division today with a formal announcement made during their group meeting at the annual NEMRA Conference in New York. The new division will produce HID Luminaires for the Utility and I/C markets and will be promoted through the network of representative agencies across the US to electrical distributors, lighting distributors, investor owned utilities, electrical cooperatives and municipalities.

“Howard Industries’ new Lighting Products Division is a natural offshoot of the Ballast Products Division,” stated Derral Ward, Howard Ballast Division’s Vice President of Sales. “Now our customers will be able to order both ballasts and luminaires on the same purchase order with confidence from their existing, trusted sales representatives – a key incentive for our entering this segment of the lighting market.”

Initial products will include Wall Packs, Floods, Vandal Canopy, Garage Lighters, Sports Lighters, High Bays, Low Bays, Dusk-to-Dawn, Temporary Construction Lights, and Portable Work Lights with complimentary products being added at a later date.

About Howard Lighting Products
Howard Industries Lighting Products is a division of Howard Industries, Inc., a diversified international manufacturing company headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi. Like its sister divisions, Howard Transformers, Howard Ballast Products, Howard Computers, and Howard Medical Technologies, Howard Lighting Products is committed to manufacturing and providing superior products that meet or exceed the needs of its customers.

For more information, visit our website at www.Howard-Ballast.com or call us toll free at (800) 956-3456

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Greatest Manufacturing Software Growth: China

(PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- The Chinese version of E-Z-MRP, the leader in low cost MRP systems, is likely to produce more than fifty percent of the California-based software manufacturer’s revenue in 2005

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies in such fields as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. E-Z-MRP works just as well in job shop and build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations. The new E-Z-MRP system has now been completely rewritten using Microsoft’s Access Database Management System – a component of the popular Microsoft Office Suite – making it compatible with a wide variety of third-party products.

E-Z-MRP Product Features and Low-Cost, High-Value Pricing:

The E-Z-MRP package includes a full-featured Bill of Materials processor, plus a material planning and tracking module which tracks all sales orders, forecasts, work orders (planned, firm, and released), purchase orders, shortages, raw materials, and finished goods inventories. It also records a complete audit trail on all inventory transactions. Also included: a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders, and a recently added capacity planning module.

For American manufacturers who are considering a Chinese manufacturing operation, E-Z-MRP should be implemented immediately to ensure the integrity and timeliness of reporting for all areas of the manufacturing operation. Many of the Chinese operations are not currently prepared to provide the reporting functionality expected by U.S. manufacturing firms. E-Z-MRP is slated to be the Low-cost, High-Value solution for shifting global operations. Priced at under $3000, the immediate benefits generate an instant ROI.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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The ETO Difference: Product Lead Time in Weeks vs. Years

(PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer's product lead times may be days or weeks; an Engineer-to-Order manufacturer's product lead times may be months or years.

Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.

The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements:

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

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Datacraft Solution’s E-Kanban System Chosen by KOYO Steering

Datacraft Solution’s E-Kanban System Chosen by KOYO Steering

(PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- Koyo Steering Systems (www.koyousa.com) with manufacturing facilities in Orangeburg and Blythewood, South Carolina, originally signed up with Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) e-kanban system, Signum, to help manage the flow of some 3000 faxes per day that were being sent to thirty key suppliers on kanban. Koyo, a very lean organization, was internally relying on visual signals to trigger supplier replenishment of consumed inventory. Management of this volume of cards was unwieldy and error prone. Although the visual system was maintaining the flow of inventory, it was at great administrative expense.

Koyo’s first phase was to bring in Signum and migrate the manual faxbans onto an electronic kanban platform that included bar code scanning of inventory, consumption, and automatically conveying that kanban signal to suppliers.

After several months in production, a new Materials Manager, Mark Mekanik, who had come from a more traditional manufacturing environment, was hired to oversee the raw material and purchased parts warehouse. Very early Mekanik discovered that it was impossible to get answers to the seemingly simple questions of:

• How much inventory of part number “X” does KOYO have on hand?
• How much is on order?
• When will it arrive?

These were questions that were easily answered in Mekanik’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) experience, but seemed quite elusive in this flow-oriented kanban replenishment environment.

Mekanik immediately initiated a project that would integrate Signum, Datacraft Solutions’ e-kanban system, with KOYO’s ERP system, Syteline. The goal of this project was to develop a “perpetual inventory system” that would provide answers to key inventory questions, while not disrupting the value the company received from the electronic kanban platform. Koyo went live with this integrated system right after the New Year.

The new workflow has material handlers scanning all products removed from the warehouse and consumed during KOYO’s manufacturing processes. This single activity debits Syteline’s warehouse inventory (of a kanban quantity of material), and checks for a valid blanket purchase order; issues a kanban order to the appropriate supplier. After the agreed upon lead time, the supplier’s shipment arrives on KOYO’s loading dock. Two simple bar code scans, once upon consumption and once upon receipt, serve to manage the entire replenishment process. KOYO now has a streamlined electronic kanban replenishment process and a perpetual inventory system.

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Thomas Global Register Announces Alliance with PGL Global to Publish an Industrial Chinese Database

Thomas Global Register, LLC announced it has enhanced its online buying guide with the first set of Chinese industrial suppliers, thanks to its alliance with PGL Global. The alliance with PGL Global, established in September 2004, will allow Thomas Global Register users to access facility reviews and credit reports for Chinese industrial companies.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- Thomas Global Register, LLC, a leading online provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, today announced it has enhanced its online buying guide with the first set of Chinese industrial suppliers, thanks to its alliance with PGL Global. The alliance with PGL Global, established in September 2004, will allow Thomas Global Register users to access facility reviews and credit reports for Chinese industrial companies.

“We are excited about entering the Chinese industrial market and adding this important content to our website”, said Jay Lindsey, President of Thomas Global Register. “Our alliance with PGL signals our continued commitment to maintain the most comprehensive global industrial directory for our users.”

Thomas Global Register users will now be able to source industrial products from an initial base of over 3,000 Chinese manufacturers listed on www.tgrnet.com. In addition, they will also be able to request facility reviews for these Chinese manufacturers in order to see how they do business. PGL, through a joint venture agreement with Shiji Tiantai Group (STG) of Beijing, which is one of the largest auditing companies in China, has access to more than 500 staff auditors located throughout China, providing both facility review capability and quality control support. Further, PGL’s affiliation with a large credit service agency provides access to reliable credit reports for these same manufacturers.

“TGR users can access facility reviews already on file or can request that one be conducted”, says Chip Coakley, CEO of PGL Global. “Our mission is to provide a one-stop outsourcing service to mid-size U.S. based companies who are competing in the global marketplace.”

TGRnet.com’s Chinese advertisers benefit from this service because they can show potential customers that they are a reputable company doing business in their home country.

Industrial buyers benefit because they can order a facility review of a Chinese company that they are interested in doing business with, but may be skeptical about, because they know little or nothing about their business history. They can also request credit reports to further validate their sourcing decisions.

About Thomas Global Register
Since 1898 Thomas Publishing Company, LLC has been offering regionally specific buying guides such as the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers®, the bible of American industry. As restrictions in international trade have lessened, the opportunity to find more competitive suppliers in foreign markets has become a reality. As a result, the need for information on those suppliers has become critical. For this reason, Thomas Publishing Company, LLC combined its global presence and created the Thomas Global Register.

Thomas Global Register fulfills the need for detailed product and company information in major industrialized countries and can open up foreign markets that are hard to access due to language barriers. Sourcing agents can navigate quickly through Thomas Global Register's simple interface -- with 11 languages to choose from, they can search in the language of their choice. Users can select from more than 600,000 global industrial suppliers, organized within 11,000 product categories across 28 different countries.

About PGL Global
PGL Global, which is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, provides low cost manufacturing solutions across Asia, South America, Mexico, and Eastern Europe, and offers a unique service of providing U.S. products to growing markets around the world.

Founded in 1911, PGL Global’s mission is to provide a one-stop outsourcing service to U.S. based companies who are competing in the global market. PGL’s complete solution helps companies save time and money, from strategic planning to low cost sourcing, to marketing and selling in new markets.

Contact: Jeffrey Baker
Thomas Global Register
5 Penn Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10001
Phone: 212-629-1181
www.tgrnet.com

Contact: Kent Pun
PGL Global
P. O. Box 22597
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-591-0846
www.pglglobal.com

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It is Becoming More Cost Effective to Move Pharmaceuticals Production Overseas. How is this Going to Affect Your Business’ Viability Now and in the Future?

Experts in the fields of Risk, Systems Thinking and Programme Management will provide insights into how these disciplines can be used to redress the balance and bring success back into pharmaceutical manufacturing.

(PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Survival in the 21st Century 6 April 2022 One Birdcage Walk, Lodnon, SW1H 9JJ. This seminar will stimulate new thinking on how to deal with the problems that are affecting the entire industry. Speakers will specifically focus on developing strategies for success within pharmaceutical manufacturing. Delegates will also benefit by obtaining an overview of what key challenges are facing the industry.

As well as will stimulating new thinking on how to deal with the problems that are affecting the entire industry, speakers will specifically focus on developing strategies for success within pharmaceutical manufacturing. Delegates will also benefit by obtaining an overview of the key challenges that are facing the industry.

For further information, please visit our webiste
www.imeche.org.uk/conferencesandevents/pharma21c

About the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The Institution has been the home of mechanical engineers for 150 years. Around 80,000 engineers world-wide are members. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is the United Kingdom's qualifying body for mechanical engineers.

Members work in research, design, development, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, contracting, consulting and teaching in fields as diverse as lubrications, satellite launching, surgical implants and power stations. all find out about the latest developments in their own related fields through the Institution's hundreds of Conferences, Seminars and Events.

Contact Information
Victoria Gatt
Events Assistant
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Tel +44 (0)20 7973 1316

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CPDA Announces Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005

Leading analyst firm, CPDA, announces dates for its annual strategic PLM Road Map conference. Conference will take place September 28 & 29, 2005 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

PORT CHESTER, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- CPDA has announced that its conference Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005 will take place on September 28 – 29, 2005. The event will be held at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan. Join Donald H. Brown, leading industry analysts from CPDA, key industry players, and front-line implementation experts as they discuss their experiences in addressing strategic PLM topics. Find out about their successes in making technology work by linking it across the whole product lifecycle, the obstacles they encountered on the way, and how they developed strategies to overcome them.

For more information and updates on Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005, please visit
http://www.cpd-associates.com/index.cfm?content=include_conference05.cfm or contact Cheryl Peck at 800-573-4756 or by e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005
Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2005 represents a strategic conference focused on the issues confronting end users in design and engineering. Presentations will cover collaboration across the whole enterprise, knowledge capture and reuse, PLM interoperability, Open CAD and tight integration, up front simulation early in the design cycle, up front manufacturing constraints, the business benefits of PLM; and more.

About CPDA
CPDA, or Collaborative Product Development Associates, LLC, is a leading research and consulting firm formed in 2004 by the PLM team from D.H. Brown Associates, Inc. CPDA is instrumental in providing organizations with the latest in-depth, objective information for assessing technology, business goals and objectives, and implementation road maps. For over nineteen years, CPDA has targeted the critical decisions challenging Product Lifecycle Management and Information Technology executives. CPDA’s collaborative PLM research provides a cohesive suite of programs defined by in-depth analysis of implementation strategies, products, issues, processes, technologies, and trends.

CPDA's suite of collaborative research programs includes Product Definition, Product Value Management, Design Creation and Validation, and Product Lifecycle Management Infrastructure.

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Surprising Newsletter Headlines: BLR’s “Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor” Finds Not Much Has Changed 25 Years Later

The "Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor" is a pioneering EPA compliance newsletter that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Published by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR), the twice-monthly newsletter finds that headlines 25 years ago and today are not that different.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) February 17, 2022 -- A relatively new Agency in 1981, The Environmental Protection Agency was being pressured by Congress’s “hammer” provisions. Basically the EPA was told to implement new regulations under RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) by specific dates, or Congress would do it for them. The result: an unprecedented flood of complicated new regulations.

Fortunately, the Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor came out that year with the express purpose of helping a brand new professional—the environmental manager—understand this regulatory torrent. Published by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR), the twice-monthly newsletter is celebrating its 25th year.

“We’re so proud of the Advisor,” said Bob Brady, BLR’s president and founder. “When EPA started publishing RCRA regulations for hazardous wastes in the 1980s, environmental managers were overwhelmed. The Advisor’s plain-English analysis and practical compliance advice has saved our subscribers work, helped them avoid trouble, and resulted in less pollution in American air, water, and soil.”

What will the newly inaugurated Republican President do with the EPA?
An irony of the Advisor’s long tenure as the industry’s leading newsletter is the similarity between the issues in the news in 1981 and now. For example, here are some of the stories reported in its first issue – all still topical today: Would the new Republican President (Reagan) go soft on environmental enforcement… how to respond to an EPA inspector… and small quantity generator regulations. Brady commented, “Not much has changed in 25 years. EPA still produces an avalanche of regulations. It concentrates on enforcement. And the Environmental Manager’s Compliance Advisor continues to be a practical compliance tool.”

As a special 25th anniversary celebration, BLR offers a free download of 3 Advisor issues: the first issue in 1981 (known as “Compliance Management Report”), the first issue called the Advisor in 1985, and its most recent 2005 issue. Click http://www.blr.com/80502600/WBE412 to download.

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English tools for environmental and safety managers. For a free catalog, call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com

Contacts:
BLR Editor: Clare Condon
860-510-0100, ext. 2240

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February 16, 2022

nParallel Integrates Brand Communication and Presentation in New Tradeshow Pavilion for Hearth & Home Technologies™

15,000 Square-Foot “Urban Village” Houses and Presents Seven Brands

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -– Hearth & Home Technologies is the world's leading producer and installer of hearth products (www.hearthnhome.com). Its family of seven brands offers a full array of gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, grills, mantels and more. The challenge? Effectively integrating brand communication in its tradeshow display. nParallel, the brand communication, merchandising strategy and display company, crafted an imaginative solution.

“We sought a fresh start and selected nParallel to take over our existing booth properties and create a new design,” says Wayne Terpstra tradeshow manager, Hearth & Home Technologies. “They developed a practical plan to realize a remarkable design within our budget.”

“Our design consolidates seven booths into one pavilion and brings all the brands together,” says Shawn King, nParallel’s director, creative strategies.

The 15,000 square-foot pavilion creates an urban village. At the entrance, a waterfall with flames at the base features graphics that introduce Hearth & Home Technologies and its seven brands, including Heat & Glo™ and Heatilator®. As visitors continue, they stroll along a city street where each brand has its own storefront. Adjacent to the storefronts, there are “condos,” which visitors can enter and see products in home-like settings. A clock tower provides a focal point for a town square at the center of the village, and a street café invites visitors to stop and talk with company representatives. Meeting areas on the second floor overlook the village scene.

Hearth & Home Technologies will debut the pavilion at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, February 23-26, 2005 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga.

About nParallel
Brand marketers and retailers know that store designs, merchandising systems and tradeshow displays enhance the brand experience, engage customers and drive sales – if they are planned with imagination, then skillfully crafted. But, too often, unfocused planning, uneven execution and unexpected costs squeeze the creative spark out of their most promising concepts. The alternative? nParallel (www.nparallel.com), the brand communication, merchandising strategy and display company – a new firm with twenty years of creative achievement. Whether the venue is a retail store, mobile marketing or a tradeshow, nParallel fulfills the big-picture vision while keeping a sharp eye focused on the details of disciplined production and the budget bottom line. Seeking uncompromised excellence? Call 952.886.7140

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ETI’s GD&T; Pocket Guide Now Available in Spanish

Effective Training Inc. (ETI) has published a Spanish translation of the GD&T; Ultimate Pocket Guide, a 77-page booklet that’s an indispensable reference tool for anyone who uses engineering drawings.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- A Spanish language version of a valuable geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T;) resource is now available. Effective Training Inc. (ETI) has published a Spanish translation of the GD&T; Ultimate Pocket Guide, a 77-page booklet that’s an indispensable reference tool for anyone who uses engineering drawings.

The pocket guide provides a quick and easy way to access the terms and symbols used in GD&T.;

Based on the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standard, the guide covers the definitions, rules, and major concepts used in geometric tolerancing. It also explains each symbol and modifier with clearly illustrated examples.

“The GD&T; Ultimate Pocket Guide is a handy reference tool that can be carried on the job for easy access,” said Alex Krulikowski, president of ETI. “This translation opens the door to the Spanish-speaking community, so that they also have access to this excellent GD&T; resource. The guide is packed with information. It contains over 50 detailed drawings that illustrate concepts, sections on surface texture and composite tolerancing, and a convenient inch to millimeter conversion chart.”

Other features include examples of datum applications, a conversion chart for coordinate measurement to diameter tolerance zone, and definitions of fixed and floating fastener formulas. The Spanish language pocket guide sells for $5.75 (USD). ETI also offers a Spanish translation of their Fundamentals of GD&T; Self-Study Workbook. Both products can be purchased from the ETI website (http://www.etinews.com). Quantity discounts are available.

To find out more about ETI products and services, including the new GD&T; Trainer Professional Edition computer-based training software, call 800-886-0909. To view a complete catalog of GD&T-; and Standards-related products, or to sign up for their free online newsletter, visit their website.

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New Self Cleaning Eco Filter System Produces Wealth of Benefits for Neville Chemical

Neville Chemical found that modernizing its resin filtration system enabled significant productivity gains, reduced waste, and eliminated a laborious task that was risky to workers’ health.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- When Neville Chemical Company opened its Anaheim, California plant in 1958, its major competitors in the hydrocarbon resin industry were domestic giants such as Eastman and Exxon. Today, with a strong lineup of Asian competitors, the market has become much more competitive, particularly for smaller manufacturers like Neville Chemical.

“With all of the competitive forces out there, productivity and safety are essential to our survival,” says Rob Lonergan, GM of Neville Chemical’s Anaheim plant.

A recognized leader in synthetic hydrocarbon resins and coumarone-indene resins, Neville Chemical determined that updating its resin filtration system with a state-of-the-art system on the finished goods line would improve productivity and reduce waste.

“The call to upgrade our filtration on the solid resin line was beneficial in several ways,” Lonergan says. “It not only enabled us to operate leaner through improved productivity and reduced waste, but also led us to vastly reduce the health and safety hazards that were present with our old system.”

Neville Chemical has used a variety of different systems for filtration of impurities from its finished products for many years. While filter bags performed well in removing impurities, the use of these bags was costly, required continual changing that interrupted production, was a difficult task for workers, and was also potentially hazardous.

All of those problems were completely eliminated when Neville Chemical replaced that bag system with a state-of-the-art self-cleaning Eco Filter® system from Russell Finex (www.russellfinex.com) of Pineville, North Carolina.

Neville Chemical’s bag filters in question were located on the molten resin line, where the material is heated to 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit in order to permit flow. After being filtered, it goes through a flaking process and becomes solidified and then packaged.

The combination of the heat and build-up of contaminants causes these bags to load up and decompose so they must be changed at regular intervals. “Unfortunately, those intervals require stopping product flow before a batch is complete,” Lonergan explains.

Manufactured by Russell Finex, the Eco filter is a self-cleaning system that integrates directly into the pipeline and completely eliminates the need to change bags. By means of a unique spiral wiper design, the filter element is kept continuously clean, which ensures optimum efficiency of filtration. The systems also has a unique Q-Tap valve that allows the sampling of freshly filtered material without interrupting production. This resulted in substantial savings of both downtime and labor.

Due to the heat and “stickiness” of the resin, changing bags had also been difficult, messy and potentially dangerous. “Each bag was about three feet long, and they became quite cumbersome when full. If the person changing the bags spilled, it could stick and possibly burn. The new system completely eliminates that risk,” says Lonergan.

“Too often the workers would have to muscle out the bags because they were sticky. So, to some extent the bag changing task was a back injury waiting to happen,” adds Lonergan. “Fortunately, we have not had any serious injuries in this area.”

Lonergan points out that his workers had to also be wary of other risks, such as potential respiratory risks due to heavy fumes from the product. Consequently, bag changers wore face shields, respirators and high temperature gloves.

The totally enclosed Eco Filter now protects the operators from harmful fumes and spillage.

“All of these potential risks have now been eliminated because of the new Russell Finex system,” says Lonergan.

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Sensor System Solutions, Inc. (SSYO.OB) Completes Reverse Merger with Advanced Custom Sensors, Inc

Sensor System Solutions, Inc. (“3S”) announced the completion of share exchange transaction with Advanced Custom Sensors, Inc. Going forward, 3S will assume and execute ACSI's business plan. 3S common stock is quoted on OTCBB and trades under the symbol “SSYO.” 3S is equipped with the technology and products to lead the emerging sensor network application industry.

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- Sensor System Solutions, Inc. (“3S”) announced the completion of the share exchange transaction with Advanced Custom Sensors, Inc (“ACSI”). As a result of the share exchange, Advanced Custom Sensors became a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3S. Going forward, 3S will assume and execute ACSI's business plan.

The common stock of 3S is quoted on OTCBB and trades under the symbol “SSYO.” As of February 15, 2005, the total number of outstanding shares was 59,279,241. Of the total number of shares outstanding, 4,053,786 shares are free-trading stock; the remaining 55,225,455 shares are “restricted securities” under the provision of Rule 144 and are not immediately tradable.

3S is a solution provider for sensing and control systems based in Irvine, California. Since its inception in 1996, ACSI has developed thin-film and MEMS technology resulting in automotive-qualified sensor modules. 3S also offers a series of wireless signal conditioners and wireless data acquisition modules. Based on extensive experience gained from serving its customers, 3S utilizes both software and hardware to address customer’s needs. 3S is equipped with the technology and products to lead the emerging sensor network application industry. Management believes that the market for sensor network applications will surge rapidly, largely driven by the growing applications of “machine internet users” along with the cost reduction in wireless telecommunication.

3S has three principal operating units:
• Sensor System Solution Unit;
• Automotive Unit;
• Sensor Component Unit.

"We are extremely excited about our prospects and accomplishing this reverse merger furthers the company's growth goals. Since ACSI’ inception, it has demonstrated an ability to consistently introduce new products while expanding its operation," said Michael Young, CEO of 3S.

Information about 3S is available at www.acsensor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This release may contain statements we believe are, or may be considered to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of the statements that include phrases such as we "expect," "plan," or other similar words or phrases. Similarly, statements describing our objectives, plans or goals also are forward-looking statements. All of these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results expressed or implied by the relevant forward-looking statement.

Contact:
Sensor System Solutions, Inc.
Michael Young, 949-855-6688 X103

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February 15, 2022

Power PR, Inc. Announces the First Marketing Public Relations Firm Guarantee of 60 Published Articles Per Year

"Accountability” multiplies industrial marketing to the power of 60.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Power PR, Inc., an innovative industrial marketing public relations firm, today breaks ranks with the rest of the PR industry by offering the first “60 published articles per year” guarantee in the nation. This unprecedented number of guaranteed placements in trade magazines and Internet publications suddenly brings “accountability” to the PR profession; allowing industrial and manufacturing clients to accurately justify their publicity expense and identify its effectiveness in improving leads and sales through marketing public relations.

C-level managers, VPs of Marketing and sales managers are increasingly acknowledging the fiscal-driven reality that PR must yield a positive benefit to cost ratio. Yet, quantifying the effectiveness of marketing publicity has, until now, proven elusive.

“Accountability has not been the public relations industry’s long suit, but we now believe that the time has come for all that to change,” states John W. Elliott, Founder of Power PR, Inc. “Business clients want to know what they are getting for their marketing publicity dollars, up-front. We have answered that question by guaranteeing media coverage at least five times per month for twelve full months. We know of no other marketing public relations firm guarantee like ours in the country.”

Power PR has proven it can meet its objective of 60 articles per year based on its past performance which includes getting more than 15,000 articles published for its clients since its inception in 1995. Just as important, 70% of the articles written for these clients comprise feature stories of three-to-five pages in length.

Power PR set its minimum goal of 60 published stories per year because experience proves that it takes this many articles to generate a sufficient number of leads to elevate sales year after year. Without consistent repetition, a company cannot create the necessary number of credible, persuasive impressions required to influence its qualified prospects and expand the business.

Power PR achieves this high volume of published articles because it employs metrics and adheres to well-documented processes that help ensure results. For example, statistics are tracked for the number of: outgoing calls to editors, editors actually contacted, those considering placement of a story, and many other parameters. It is the constant monitoring of these numbers against set benchmarks that turns publicity from an art into a science.

"Metrics and accountability keep us on the path to performance and results; however, results come from more than statistics and graphs,” adds Elliott. "Results come from a willingness to challenge the status quo and raise the bar. You must want to give the best marketing publicity possible. We feel we've done that with our 60-article per year guarantee."

For more information about guaranteed marketing publicity, contact Power PR at 3711 Lomita Blvd., Suite 200; Torrance, CA 90505; (310) 787-1940; fax (310) 787-1970; or www.powerpr.com">www.powerpr.com

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A One-Stop Shop Solution to Plant Closings

Closing Up Gracefully’ is the Goal of the Plant Closing Solutions Consortium

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 15, 2022 -- Edmond L. Prins CEO of Idled Assets Group (www.idledassets.com/pcsc.html) announced the formation of the Plant Closing Solutions Consortium (PCSC) to assist senior management of companies with the tough process of plant closings and downsizings. The consortium combines the talents and experience of Idled Assets Group, Synapse Risk Management, Brickell Realty Advisory Services, Compass Career Management Solutions to create a unique and singular comprehensive service that corporations can use to close up gracefully.

“Historically, plant closings have been handled on a decentralized basis without a unified internal corporate structure.” said Prins. The consortium seeks to help corporations integrate the needs of the corporate stakeholders with the needs of the affected stakeholders. The individual companies have come together to address outplacement and contingent liabilities such as environmental impairment, equipment, planning, finance and real estate.

Robyn Crigger, CEO of Compass Career Management (www.compasscareer.com) said, “I realized outplacement was only a part of downsizings and plant closings and I knew when we started down this course we had a product no one offers to corporations today.” Plant closings are usually broken down into real estate; the equipment and labor are handled on individual tracks. “We believe that our clients will benefit financially, time-wise and on a public relations basis by putting all of the blocks together into a cohesive business plan for execution,” added Chris Beck, CEO of Synapse Risk Management (www.synapseriskmanagement.com), a leading environmental impairment insurance and risk management firm.

PCSC will immediately market its services to the senior management of large corporations and through its combined marketing efforts will for the first time ever create and execute integrated solutions to the often contentious and lengthy plant closing process. The goal is to close up gracefully and exit a location in a manner that returns the assets to economically contributing members of the community. Experience, industry knowledge and integrity characterize the members of the consortium.

About the companies:
Idled Assets Group (http://www.idledassets.com/pcsc.html) is the pre-eminent plant closing firm. Our area of expertise is assisting senior management of Fortune 1000 companies and communities with the effects of plant and military base closures. Specifically, IAG creates and most importantly executes Managed Exit Programs. These programs are designed to help IAG’s clients deal with closing or closed locations in a manner that will reduce or eliminate contingent liabilities and generate financial return and positive community relations. Edmond L. Prins (mailto:e-mail protected from spam bots), CEO of Idled Assets Group has over 24 years of experience pioneering asset-based investment management while working at Lehman Brothers, Security Pacific Capital Markets Group and Price Waterhouse. He has assisted clients like Schlumberger, Bethlehem Steel, Sunbeam and over 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies execute programs that go beyond the real estate assets.1.877.72.IDLED

Brickell Realty Advisory Services is a boutique real estate advisory services company working with large corporations on their surplus real estate. Norman Brickell, principal has spent his entire professional career advising corporations on strategies to manage their real estate. As a former senior executive of wholly owned subsidiaries of Lehman Brothers and Metropolitan Life, Brickell was engaged by companies like Citibank, American Express and Bertlesman, AG to assist them with real estate strategy.305.281.3504

Synapse (http://www.syapseriskmanagement.com) is comprised of a family of companies working synergistically to create value utilizing integrated liability and risk management strategies. Through mergers and acquisitions, many corporations are left "holding the liability sheet" on properties that they no longer utilize. Many of these properties remain abandoned, and offer no real value to the corporation or community. Without incentives, these properties remain on their reserves until either regulatory agencies mandate action, or a developer steps forward to revitalize them.

Compounded by the increased liability reporting requirements resulting from the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, and the potential damage to the corporate "brand" resulting from the negative perception being associated with these properties, many corporations may determine that effectively managing their environmental liability issues today can help realize long-term corporate viability in the future.

Synapse can use a number of risk management tools to facilitate property restoration and redevelopment of legacy properties. For example, through environmental liability transfers, corporate reserve accounts can be reduced, cash flow increased, and properties returned to tax rolls creating new jobs and economic opportunities for communities. ((866) 220-4665)

For over fifteen years, Compass Career Management Solutions, LLC.- Oi Partners Inc. (http://www.compasscareer.com) has provided a variety of outplacement and human resource related services. Each of these core services is truly customized to meet the specific needs of the company and participating individuals. When necessary, we design entirely new programs to meet your specific needs. This unique approach insures a highly effective and successful process. (800) 215-6410

Contact:
Edmond Prins
Idled Assets Group
561-852-0257

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Cyco Software and DataCore Technology Showcase Cyco AutoManager Asset Management Solution at MUWG 2005

Cyco Software and DataCore Technology will be showcasing the Cyco AutoManager MAXIMO Module at the MAXIMO Utility Working Group (MUWG) meeting that will be held February 15-16 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg, FL(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Cyco Software, a leading global software company offering Engineering Data Management (EDM) solutions, announced today that it is showcasing its Cyco AutoManager MAXIMO Module at the MRO Software MAXIMO Utility Working Group (MUWG) meeting together with DataCore Technology, a specialist in implementing electronic document management systems. The event will be held February 15-16 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

MUWG is an industry group representing over 135 utility companies, counties and cities throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, Japan and the Caribbean that exchange information related to the implementation and application of the MAXIMO asset management system.

Cyco Software and DataCore technology will be demonstrating the Cyco AutoManager MAXIMO Module that integrates MRO Software MAXIMO and Cyco AutoManager Meridian. This enables the maintenance data management functionality of MAXIMO to connect with the document management capabilities of Cyco AutoManager Meridian, which creates a synergistic environment that delivers a number of benefits, including:

- Eliminating the need for documentation handover from engineering to maintenance.

- Automating the change control process between Engineering and Maintenance.

- Having immediate access to all technical asset documentation (CAD drawings, schematics, notes), including correct revisions and relevant references to equipment documentation.

- Reducing process downtime and accidents due to out-of-date documentation.

- Printing fewer hardcopies for review or distribution.

- Simplifying the management of as-built records.

- Procuring the right spare parts based on accurate specifications.

DataCore Technology has built a solid reputation as a leading implementer of Cyco AutoManager Meridian in the (electric) utilities industry. Organizations such as Entergy Nuclear, Chugach Electric, Seattle City Light and New York Power Authority all rely on DataCore's expert services and Cyco AutoManager Meridian to keep a tight control on their engineering drawings and related documentation.

About Cyco Software
Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries, including manufacturing, energy, government, pharmaceutical, retail and telecommunications. Cyco Software has almost two decades of industry experience with more than 16,000 clients and over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Germany, Russia, Italy and The Netherlands and an extensive global network of established partners. Cyco Software ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions Cyco AutoManager Meridian and Cyco AutoManager TeamWork.

For more information, please visit http://www.cyco.com, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 110 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe)

About DataCore Technology
DataCore specializes in implementing electronic data management solutions for energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government organizations to help improve time to market, reduce asset maintenance costs, and comply with government regulations. DataCore operates with the highest degree of integrity, provides quality products and services, and maintains a steadfast commitment to excellence.

Cyco and AutoManager are registered trademarks of Cyco Software BV. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners.

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Datacraft Solutions Kanban Integration to ERP Systems Secures Lean Procurement Process

Ice plays an integral role in the foodservice, hospitality, supermarket and healthcare industries. It cools our carbonated beverages and bar drinks. It keeps supermarket fish and produce fresh and appetizing.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- Ice plays an integral role in the foodservice, hospitality, supermarket and healthcare industries. It cools our carbonated beverages and bar drinks. It keeps supermarket fish and produce fresh and appetizing. It supports hospital patient care and rehabilitation therapies. Every facility mentioned above has at least one piece of ice making, ice storage, or ice dispensing equipment.
For over 50 years, Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers and ice and beverage dispensers for the foodservice, healthcare and supermarket industries. Follett’s headquarters and state-of-the art manufacturing facility are located in Easton, PA

Jeff Craig, a Senior Purchasing Agent, with Follett Ice shared how reducing inventory was to the central to company’s operation. “During 2004 one of our major objectives was to remove excess inventory from the work cells and drive them back to a central location, where they would await demand. With the decrease in available floor space and our internal success with “pull”, it seemed to be a natural progression to seek electronic kanban pull solutions.” Craig worked with other Purchasing Agents in the organization, based on years of experience in manufacturing, planning, and procurement, to develop a comprehensive “wish list” for a kanban system.

Craig noted that, “The evaluation process of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), e-kanban product Signum, took us about 2.5 months in all. The components of evaluation were to first understand the product. What will the product do; and just as important, what it won't do. Next, we asked the question, is this product useful to our organization? We then want to talk to an actual user. Seeing the system up and running was a major component to my recommendation. We then needed to evaluate our ability to support this implementation from a people resource perspective.

Craig saw the integration with their Epicor’s Avante ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business system as a critical component. “It is unlikely we would have moved forward without a complete integration,” according to Craig.

Product distinction in Quality Procurement/e-Kanban:
The big difference between the Datacraft system and the Follett Ice home grown system was the consistency Datacraft Solutions provides. Each time Follett Ice expanded their home grown system, the company was forced to add small tweaks that make each one unique. The ERP system being used did not communicate with the ERP system in the way that Datacraft Solutions does.

According to Jeff Craig the real ROI benefits of the Datacraft Solutions implementation are: $150K inventory reduction = 57% IRR for 3 years and 71% IRR for 5 years. These calculations leave out the people time investment.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “Follett Ice using our e-kanban procurement solution represents a tremendous commitment to a lean manufacturing process.”

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The ETO Difference: Invoicing on Delivery vs. Process Billing by Milestone

A repetitive manufacturer invoices on delivery; an engineer-to-order manufacturer does progress billing by milestone.

(PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer invoices on delivery; an engineer-to-order manufacturer does progress billing by milestone. Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.

The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements:

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

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February 14, 2022

Howard Ballast Expands Product Offerings to Include Sign Ballasts

Howard Ballast Products to offer its customers Sign Ballasts

(PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- Howard Ballast Products announced today that it has added Sign Ballasts to its vast selection of product offerings. With this addition, customers will now be able to purchase Magnetic Fluorescent Sign Ballasts, Electronic Fluorescent Sign Ballasts, and HID “F” Can Ballasts from the sole US-based ballast manufacturer, a division of Howard Industries®.

“We are excited about these new offerings,” said Derral Ward, Howard Ballast Division’s Vice President of Sales, “and are confident that they will provide our customers with the same high-quality products that they’ve grown to trust from our Ballast Products Division.”

About Howard Ballast Products
Howard Industries Ballast Products is a division of Howard Industries, Inc., a diversified international manufacturing company headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi. With innovative products that include a variety of fluorescent and HID (High Intensity Discharge) ballasts and lighting components, it is an industry leader and the only ballast manufacturer with its manufacturing facilities located in the US. Like its sister divisions, Howard Transformers, Howard Computers, and Howard Medical Technologies, Howard Ballast Products is committed to manufacturing and providing superior products that meet or exceed the needs of its customers.

For more information, visit our website at www.Howard-Ballast.com or call us toll free at (800) 956-3456

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Kozio Names SDC Systems Ltd. European Distributor

UK embedded systems tool & technology provide offers custom hardware validation & verification software and services
Kozio, Inc., provider of a complete diagnostics and functional test platform to accelerate development of new processor-based board designs, today announced it has finalized an agreement with UK-based SDC Systems Limited to act as the European distributor for Kozio products. SDC Systems distributes tools and technologies for the development of embedded systems to customers throughout Europe. This is the first overseas distribution agreement for Kozio.

(PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- Kozio, Inc., provider of a complete diagnostics and functional test platform to accelerate development of new processor-based board designs, today announced it has finalized an agreement with UK-based SDC Systems Limited to act as the European distributor for Kozio products. SDC Systems distributes tools and technologies for the development of embedded systems to customers throughout Europe. This is the first overseas distribution agreement for Kozio.

“This is an exciting product for us that's very much in line with the technology we provide for the embedded market. All processor-based boards require design verification and validation once they have been built, and Kozio’s solutions accelerate this process and reduce the cost of this stage of development,” said Stuart Parker, managing director of SDC Systems. “We have many customers that will benefit from this type of off-the-shelf, flexible solution to evaluate the integrity of their hardware.”

SDC Systems focuses on identifying and supplying key technologies and products that bring real value to the embedded systems marketplace. SDC's offerings are selected to help bring desirable, high-quality yet cost-effective products to market as quickly as possible by significantly reducing the development time or by improving the functionality and performance of the final products.

Kozio’s turnkey software products for embedded systems development provide an expert hardware bring-up application for leading 32-bit processor boards; reduce development time and cost through an automated manufacturing test application; reduce support costs through an easily integrated self-test application; are quickly delivered ready to use to accelerate product development and launch. Kozio's customers include innovative startup firms, as well as large established technology organizations.

“We are pleased to announce this new distribution agreement which expands Kozio’s presence to the UK and Europe. I am confident that SDC Systems excellence in sales and customer support, along with Kozio’s turnkey embedded software solutions for smart devices, will prove beneficial for many European OEMs and ODMs,” stated Kozio’s Co-founder and President Joseph Skazinski.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. licenses software solutions that verify CPU board designs for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel, General Dynamics, Thomson, AMCC and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit www.kozio.com, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or call +1 (303) 776-1356.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About SDC Systems
SDC Systems Limited is a leading European distributor of embedded development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative, leading-edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference," technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years’ experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems works closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products. For more information on SDC, visit www.sdcsystems.com, call +44 1462 473953

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356 Stuart Parker, SDC Systems Ltd., +44 (0)1462 473953 or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906

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New Apparel Company Seeking Licensing Deal

My House! International Sports Apparel Seeks Licensing Deal with Major Apparel Manufacturers

South Bend, IN (PRWEB) February 14, 2022 -- My House! International Sports Apparel Company is seeking the likes of investors and sports apparel manufacturers and equipment for a lucrative licensing deal.

The product concept(s), "This Is... My House!" & "This Is... Our House!" is targeted to the ultimate sports fan, team, athlete, and the adventure junkie. The company also intends to license the slogan: "Let Your Opponents Know, Who's Runnin' The Show!" tm along with the trademark of My House! International (as it is commonly called). Potential investors or potential licensees can see the value of this concept. The sports industry is a very, very lucrative business, that is waiting for the next Nike, Reebok, or Adidas.

The company's slogans, trademarks, etc. are for the taking for the right investor or licensee. Then you can let your opponents know, who's runnin' the show!

For more information on licensing deals with My House! International Sports Apparel, you can contact the company's President/CEO, Terrence House 574-386-4421
www.myhouseintl.com

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February 12, 2022

Payment Efficiencies Not Carried Through to Manufacturer’s Websites

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- According to the results of a new survey conducted by Visa USA, just over half (51 percent) of financial executives plan to reduce their organization's reliance on checks as a form of commercial payment, and 40 percent plan to increase their use of commercial payment cards, yet according to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Website/SEO Marketing (www.key-position.com),”The vast majority of the enterprises will not apply these principles to their manufacturing websites.”

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving towards six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process -- from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service.

Until now, these Six Sigma principles and methodologies have not been applied to manufacturers’ websites. Wenger insists, “The Six Sigma methodology is a way to quantify the effectiveness of a manufacturer’s website in lead generation and conversion to sales.”

Key-Position Web Marketing develops Lean Manufacturing processes to evaluate the degree to which the manufacturer’s website achieves the intended goal, while examining every avenue to drive increase targeted traffic to the site.

On average, Key-Position’s clients experience sales increases of 200% + in qualified web-generated sales leads through this Lean Manufacturing process.

Contact: Corey Wenger
Key Position Web Marketing
800-276-7959

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Datacraft Solutions Proves Key to Follett Ice Lean Procurement Process

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- Ice plays an integral role in the foodservice, hospitality, supermarket and healthcare industries. It cools our carbonated beverages and bar drinks. It keeps supermarket fish and produce fresh and appetizing. It supports hospital patient care and rehabilitation therapies. Every facility mentioned above has at least one piece of ice making, ice storage, or ice dispensing equipment.

For over 50 years, Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers and ice and beverage dispensers for the foodservice, healthcare and supermarket industries. Follett’s headquarters and state-of-the art manufacturing facility are located in Easton, PA.

Jeff Craig, a Senior Purchasing Agent, with Follett Ice shared how reducing inventory was to the central to company’s operation. “During 2004 one of our major objectives was to remove excess inventory from the work cells and drive them back to a central location, where they would await demand. With the decrease in available floor space and our internal success with “pull”, it seemed to be a natural progression to seek electronic kanban pull solutions.” Craig worked with other Purchasing Agents in the organization, based on years of experience in manufacturing, planning, and procurement, to develop a comprehensive “wish list” for a kanban system.

Craig noted that, “The evaluation process of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), e-kanban product Signum, took us about 2.5 months in all. The components of evaluation were to first understand the product. What will the product do; and just as important, what it won't do. Next, we asked the question, is this product useful to our organization? We then want to talk to an actual user. Seeing the system up and running was a major component to my recommendation. We then needed to evaluate our ability to support this implementation from a people resource perspective.

Craig saw the integration with their Epicor’s Avante ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business system as a critical component. “It is unlikely we would have moved forward without a complete integration,” according to Craig.

Product distinction in Quality Procurement/e-Kanban:
The big difference between the Datacraft system and the Follett Ice home grown system was the consistency Datacraft Solutions provides. Each time Follett Ice expanded their home grown system, the company was forced to add small tweaks that make each one unique. The ERP system being used did not communicate with the ERP system in the way that Datacraft Solutions does.

According to Jeff Craig the real ROI benefits of the Datacraft Solutions implementation are:
$150K inventory reduction = 57% IRR for 3 years and 71% IRR for 5 years. These calculations leave out the people time investment.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “Follett Ice using our e-kanban procurement solution represents a tremendous commitment to a lean manufacturing process.”

Sam Bayer
Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
919-667-667-9804

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World Class “To Order” Strategy Proves Key to Manufacturing Profitability

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- Manufacturers today face market conditions that are having a fundamental impact on profitability. Manufacturers must find new ways to improve the factors that affect their profits-namely sales volume, price, direct product costs and overhead. Keeping selling prices at optimal levels requires differentiation as opposed to commoditization. Maintaining or growing sales volume requires strong customer service and rapid response to customer needs. Keeping costs low requires reducing product costs and as well as keeping overhead expenses to a minimum.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “The answer to the profitability crunch may be a world class "To Order" strategy. Products produced to meet specific customer needs can command higher prices and provide sales differentiation. Unfortunately, an ineffective "To Order" program can drive complexity that increases costs and extends quotation and manufacturing lead-times-offsetting the positive impact on profitability.”

Roger Meloy, of the leading ETO ERP manufacturer, Encompix (www.encompix.com), “Whether a company chooses Engineer to Order (ETO), Make to Order (MTO), Assemble to Order (ATO) or another similar approach, an effective "To Order" strategy is essential. Automation is beginning to play a large role in allowing companies to achieve "To Order" advantages without paying the penalty of high costs and long lead-times. “

Roger Meloy
Encompix
www.encompix.com
513.733.0066

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E-Z-MRP Offers Free National PR Distribution for New Customers

PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP (www.e-z-mrp.com), respects the hard work and dedication of the small manufacturer. “Small manufacturers face large challenges - from what they need to make and buy today to meet customer commitments to keeping control of inventory.” Smolin emphasized that small manufacturers are too often ignored by manufacturing software vendors, yet these dedicated smaller firms represent the backbone of American business.

Beyond developing the aptly named E-Z-MRP system specifically for small manufacturers - which is priced at under $3000 - Smolin recently announced that through March 31, 2022 he will have the nation’s largest manufacturing PR firm, TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) distribute a nationwide press release for all new small manufacturing clients. According to Smolin, “If we can help drive new business to our clients it allows cost-recovery and return-on-investment to happen very rapidly.”

According to Thomas R. Cutler, “Small manufacturers have not told their story. Great products are being manufactured, and we want to help those companies who take technology improvement seriously by purchasing E-Z-MRP.”

Smolin noted, “Many small manufacturers believe their operation is too small to run manufacturing software successfully. Yet E-Z-MRP, the first product designed specifically for small manufacturers, from start-up to $15 million, has been successfully implemented in hundreds of sites around the world. Many of them were companies that had no previous experience with manufacturing software.”

The benefits of E-Z-MRP and the time-dated national FREE PR program are detailed at www.E-Z-MRP.com.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

Posted by Industrial at 10:32 AM | Comments (0)

The ETO Difference: Sales Order vs. Job Order

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- A repetitive manufacturer receives sales orders; an engineer-to-order manufacturer receives a job order.

Manufacturing enterprises are far from uniform, of course, most obviously in size, resources, and end products. Behind those visible distinctions, however, are corresponding differences as well in their automation and collaboration technology needs, reflected in their respective partnerships, and in the enterprise solutions they choose to facilitate sought-after efficiencies. The interaction between suppliers and ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers, for example, is far more critical than that between suppliers and their repetitive manufacturer customers. In many instances, the materials requested by ETO enterprises are unique to particular jobs or applications at hand and are ordered infrequently. Lead times are typically compressed, with tight scheduling and no margin for error.

The nature of ETO manufacturing, therefore, presents its own series of challenges. A yacht builder, for example, constructs individual and exclusive custom vessels—no two luxury boats are exactly the same. Such distinctions make a tremendous difference in how midmarket ETO manufacturers handle their ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management) requirements:

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, www.etoinstitute.org, "These types of distinctions are the precise purpose of this organization. The focus is not on manufacturing sectors, but rather the manufacturing process. There is an opportunity to consider the unique technologies and tools available for Engineer-to-Order manufactures."

Cutler estimated that there are just under 30,000 "pure" ETO manufacturers in North America yet noted, "Increasingly there are manufacturing companies that are generally repetitive in the manufacturing process yet now want to offer ETO solutions for their demanding customers."

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
954-486-7562
www.etoinstitute.org

Posted by Industrial at 10:25 AM | Comments (0)

TR Cutler, Inc. Marks Year Six by Announcing New Strategic Partnerships

PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- According to TR Cutler, “It is all about customer service. My company is in the fortunate position to pick and choose our clients. We have been quite fortunate . . .so have our clients. We work very hard to ensure our clients are delighted. We tell the truth to our clients. We are ready to serve a client when they are ready to tell their story.”

Strategic Partnerships and New Divisions:
• TR Cutler, Inc. has aligned the public relations operations to the critical Lean Manufacturing principles and formed a strategic partnership with Key-Position Lean Manufacturing Web Solutions (www.key-position.com). Cutler recognized the need to apply the same efficacious principles to internet and web strategies.
• TR Cutler, Inc. has added a new strategic alliance in early 2005 working with the nation's leading Corporate Color Guru, ensuring that branding, new product launches, websites, and other communication speaks to the target audience beyond simple linguistics.
• TR Cutler, Inc. developed the first organization of Manufacturing Organizational Coaches that work with executives utilizing a wide range or techniques that have quantifiable measurable results.
• TR Cutler, Inc. developed the Manufacturer's Competitive Analysis Division which researches the qualities, efforts, sales strategies, marketing strategies, and methods used by clients' competition.

TR Cutler has a long list of impressive accomplishments, including:
• Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium™ in the same year. This is a group of more than 1800 journalists worldwide writing about trends, data, case studies, profiles, and features in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Cutler has authored more than 1000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing, industrial, and business journals, dailies, and month trade B2B publications.
• Cutler authored The Manufacturer's Public Relations and Media Guide in 2000, which quickly became the key media resource guide for manufacturers seeking coverage.
• Cutler established a Manufacturing Marketing Research division dedicated to measuring the pulse of the manufacturing sector, particularly those manufacturing firms which are privately held and rarely accounted for when gauging the industry sentiment.
• Cutler has been the spokesperson of the ETO (Engineer-to-Order) Institute, since 2004. The organization has quickly become the key resource for non-repetitive manufacturers. www.etoinstitute.org

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Benchpoint™ Cuts the Risks on Multi-billion Dollar Integration Projects

Simple, but rigorous measurement can track project delivery and customer satisfaction. Benchpoint allows project managers to monitor project milestones and customer/supplier satisfaction in real time. System is individually tailored for each client

(PRWEB) February 12, 2022 -- Major international engineering projects (trains, ships, planes, cars, and infrastructure) are rarely the work of a single manufacturer.

Normally it’s a consortium of different National players, each one controlling and co-ordinating armies of sub-contractors.

The fallout, and losses when it all goes wrong are immense. And the risks are enormous. From the Bath Spa fiasco to the introduction of new express trains on the German Railways, there are many examples of losses stemming from a failure to coordinate projects and monitor customer satisfaction before it is too late.

Bench point is an inter-active system for monitoring feedback from customers and project managers in real time. It started life as a tool for finding out employee opinions.

The system can be configured to deliver a dream project control system which charts delivery and milestones across any number of project teams in different countries and companies. It also tracks internal and external customer (even supplier) satisfaction on any number of project deliverables in real time.

Project team managers and customers can see only their own project , but project managers, marketing teams, corporate head offices and the overall project co-ordinators get data on individual projects, and consolidated data for the entire project. Managers on the move can call up their data from most internet-enabled mobile phones or a PDA.

The system is flexible and can be individually tailored for any kind of project, or any kind of project control system.

Apart from providing timely data and enabling corrective action to be taken, Benchpoint™ also reduces the enormous time and paperwork required to monitor projects, and enables managers to run their projects rather than waste time on routine reports.

About the Benchpoint System of “Intelligent measurement”
Benchpoint™ also provides inter-active polls and surveys on employee attitude and customer and supplier satisfaction. Fully analyzed results can be seen in real time and selectively shared with anyone the client nominates.

Charts and data can be quickly copied into documents and presentations, or you can even run a full presentation direct from the web.

You can specify any answer condition and any combination of demographic slices.

Charts include Gap-charts, which show the differences between aspiration and performance, pies and multiple pies showing percentages of populations with different attributes etc and correlations of different x and y values.

Benchpoint ™ also provides what they call their "Nuclear Chart". This allows you to search for individuals who answered certain combinations of questions with particular responses. The chart shows the number and distribution of the people who share the attributes requested. This allows you to plot the population of, for example, future leaders or non performers in any department, or an entire organization.

All data is downloadable in spreadsheet format.

Benchpoint was designed by a team who have experienced the traumas of multi-national project control at first hand.

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February 10, 2022

Fastener Tradeshow June 6-9, 2005 - Chicago

Fastener Tradeshow June 6-9, 2005 at Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center located in Rosemont, Illinois

The event will feature the first time collocation of two long-standing events: IFFI 2005, Industrial Fastener and Forming International and the Mid-West Fastener Expo.

IFFI and Fastener Week is sponsored and organized by the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) and the International Fastener Machinery Association (IFMA) and Co-sponsored by Fastener Technology International.

The show is targeted at manufacturers of fasteners and precision-formed parts. IFFI provides technology and manufacturing solutions to fastener and precision-formed parts manufacturers through its comprehensive educational program and through the resource of hundreds suppliers exhibiting equipment, products and services for manufacturers. Fastener Technology International Magazine, event co-sponsor, will present the educational program consisting of both technical and management tracks. Topics address critical issues faced by manufacturers.

The Mid-West Fastener Expo, an event targeted at predominately fastener distributors, is organized by the Mid-West Fastener Association. The Expo provides exhibits by manufacturers, importers and master distributors exhibits as well as programs and events appealing to industry’s distributors. Joining the mix during the week will be programs and events sponsored and run by the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA), the Los Angeles Fastener Association (LAFA) and the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) with educational programs by Fastener Industry News (FIN) and Fastener Technology International.

Fastener Week also enjoys the cooperative support of National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA), the Los Angeles Fastener Association (LAFA) and Fastener Industry News (FIN)

IFFI–Industrial Fastener & Forming International
co-located with—Mid-West Fastener Expo
June 6-9, 2005 / Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont) Chicago, Illinois USA

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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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Quickparts Offers New Material Sample Kit for Rapid Prototyping and QuickTurn Injection Molded Parts

Quickparts (www.Quickparts.com), the leading provider of custom-manufactured plastic and metal parts, today announced the availability of a new Material Sample Kit that allows Quickparts customers to touch, feel and compare standard resins and finishes for Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and Quickparts’ new rapid injection molding process, QuickTool Express™ (QTX)

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Quickparts (www.Quickparts.com), the leading provider of custom-manufactured plastic and metal parts, today announced the availability of a new Material Sample Kit that allows Quickparts customers to touch, feel and compare standard resins and finishes for Rapid Prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM) and Quickparts’ new rapid injection molding process, QuickTool Express™ (QTX)

The new material sample kit is available to customers for $75 plus shipping costs. In turn, customers receive a sample of the 14 standard materials available from the most popular rapid prototyping processes:
- Stereolithography (SLA) - ABS-like (Somos 14120), WaterClear (Somos 11120), Rigid (Somos 11120), Flexible (Somos 8110), High-Resolution Rigid (Somos 11120), High-Res Durable (Somos 9120), and Durable (Somos 9120)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) - Duraform, Duraform GF, Somos 201
- Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) - ABS, ABSi and Polycarbonate

Also included are multiple texture samples from Quickparts’ new rapid injection molding process, QuickTool Express™. With QuickTool Express™, design engineers can now get instant online quotes for injection molded parts delivered in 10 days or less.

“Product designers come to Quickparts not only to save time and money on prototypes and production parts, but also to learn about what’s new in the market,” said Mark Mackie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Quickparts. “By providing a material sample kit, we’ve made it easy for product designers to come to one place to find the right process and material, not only for the project at hand but also for the projects that haven’t yet been conceived.”

To learn more about Quickparts’ Material Sample Kit, visit http://www.quickparts.com/info/samplekit.asp
or call 404-303-6612.

About Quickparts
Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers looking to create plastic and metal parts from 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. With its proprietary QuickQuote® geometric analysis software, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an ‘instant online quote’ for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to production. Services include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA, SLS, FDM), Cast Urethanes, Quickturn Injection Mold Tooling and Parts, Sheet Metal Parts, Metal Castings, and CNC Machined Parts. A Quickparts Project Manager ensures parts are delivered to the customer’s specifications within the desired timeframe.

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Metrofuser Selects Xcel Software

Hewlett Packard™ parts re-manufacturer and distributor Metrofuser LLC selects Xcel Software, Inc.™ to manage groundbreaking advancements in its business operations software.

Roselle, NJ (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- This implementation is the most dynamic yet in the field, and will provide ambitious IT solutions to Metrofuser’s national base of OEMs, service companies, and resellers.

“We’re thrilled to be working on this project,” said Xcel’s President, Joseph DiPilato. “Xcel’s ServiceWorks® product’s seamless integration with Microsoft’s Great Plains Accounting, combined with our years of experience in the field, make us the perfect fit to design and implement Metrofuser’s software objectives.”

“We look forward to working with Xcel on this, as well as other projects, that are in our development pipeline” said Will DeMuth, Metrofuser’s Vice President. “Xcel brings a tremendous amount of experience, enthusiasm and innovation.”

About Metrofuser LLC
Metrofuser is a parts re-manufacturer and distributor specializing in Laser Imaging Technologies. Metrofuser provides repair and assembly solutions for PCB's and Mechanical Components. Located minutes from New York City, Metrofuser touches the Northeast like no one else. The company’s location helps maximize time-to-market objectives, while minimizing procurement, materials management, and logistic costs. Visit http://www.metrofuser.com for more information.

About Xcel Software Inc.
Since 1985, Xcel Software has designed, installed and supported business systems and the networks that they rely upon. With a proven track record in the Commercial, Education and Government sectors, Xcel is at the leading edge of the complex and ever changing information technology world. A pioneer in windows driven sales and service software, Xcel has applied its experience and knowledge to create professional business applications that help its clients, and partners, most effectively manage and process all aspects of their respective business information needs.

Visit http://www.xcelsoftware.com for more information

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On Demand Color Label Printing Now Available from Barcoding Inc

Barcoding Inc., a leading provider of supply chain technology to Fortune 500 manufacturing and logistics companies throughout North America, has created software to produces color labels on demand at a low cost.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Barcoding Inc., a leading provider of supply chain technology to Fortune 500 manufacturing and logistics companies throughout North America, has created software to produces color labels on demand at a low cost. In conjunction with a color label printer from VIPColor technologies, the turnkey system provides compliance with industry specific labeling requirements, such as color code bars and full color pictures.
The first application for Barcoding’s system has been VICS (Voluntary Inter-industry Compliance Standards) labelling for footwear and apparel. Manufacturers of footwear and apparel are required to label their products with color codes representing the products size, to improve recognition and reduce supply chain errors.

The software works with any relational database, and includes a web-based management portal. In a distributed environment where the purchaser of a product and the manufacturer could be on different continents, the management portal provides an easy way to deliver purchase order data and color pictures of the products. Once the information has been delivered to the manufacturer’s web site, the software stores the label specifications and pictures in a database, and then generates labels. In addition to labels, the software also produces a label transmission report to identify which lables go with each order.

The cost of color label printing in actual use has been comparable to the cost of traditional black and white label printing using a thermal transfer printer. “We are excited about the possibility of providing on-demand color printing to companies in many different industries. Anyone who has many SKU’s needs this solution to improve the recognition of their products and reduce the cost of label printing,” said Barcoding’s president Jay Steinmetz. “The bottom line is that a product is not a product until it has a label, and the quality of the label says a lot about the quality of the product.”

About Barcoding
Barcoding Inc helps business and government organizations deploy supply chain technology, including bar code scanners, wireless terminals, mobile computers, and RFID systems, in manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operations. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding has North American offices in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, California, Colorado, Connecticut and Illinois. European sales and customer service are handled through an office in the Netherlands. Please visit http://www.barcoding.com/ for additional information.

About VIPColor
VIPColor Technologies is a leading-edge provider of innovative solutions for the production, management and utilization of package, product, promotion, logistic and location labels across industrial and retail supply chains. We enable onsite digital label printing for day-to-day operations. The company’s application focus is on networked, shop floor batch printing of sophisticated labels to meet mass customization and personalized packaging needs. Targeted at companies dissatisfied with the long lead-time and large print-run constraints dictated by current label delivery methods, VIPColor is dedicated to creating a new level of labeling value around packaging and identification activities. For more information, please visit http://www.vipcolor.com

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Guden Offers New Catalog 2005

H. A. Guden Co., Inc. has announced the release of a new 60-page Guden Catalog 2005, which has been expanded to include an a wider variety of continuous hinges, specialty hinges and gas springs.

Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- H. A. Guden Co., Inc. has announced the release of a new 60-page Guden Catalog 2005, which has been expanded to include an a wider variety of continuous hinges, specialty hinges and gas springs. Much of the catalog has also been reorganized to enhance product and material selection when designing cabinets, doors and lids for industrial applications.

Guden’s huge inventory of continuous hinges are now stocked in 24”, 36”, 48”, 72”, 84” and 96” lengths, in plain steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The new specialty hinge section includes a well-organized, large selection of slip joint hinges, plus an expanded line of 40 different spring hinges. Another new product offering is Guden’s Black Nitrate Rod Gas Springs. They provide superior corrosion resistance at a lower price, as well as an attractive “all black” appearance.

“The hinge sections have been revamped so engineers can more easily identify hinges by dimensional and material requirements,” says Al Guden, President of Guden. “Never in our 80-year history have we offered so many hinges and associated hardware in as many sizes, materials and finishes. Our customers continue to benefit by the ability to one-stop shop from a single source.”

Technical drawings in PDF format of all Guden hinges, gas springs, latches and handles are available for download at www.guden.com.

Established in 1920, Guden is an ISO 9000:2000 Registered Company.

For more information, contact H. A. Guden Co., Inc., 99 Raynor Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6634, 800-344-6437 or Fax 631-737-2933, [email protected], www.guden.com

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Nusil Technology Acquires Morehouse-Cowles From MFIC Corporation

NuSil Technology (nusil.com) , a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently acquired Morehouse-COWLES from MFIC Corporation. Under the agreement, Morehouse-COWLES, a leading manufacturer of equipment and technology for milling, mixing and dissolving for the chemicals, paints, pigments and coatings industries, will continue to operate in Fullerton, Calif., as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NuSil Technology.

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- NuSil Technology (http://www.nusil.com) , a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently acquired Morehouse-COWLES from MFIC Corporation. Under the agreement, Morehouse-COWLES, a leading manufacturer of equipment and technology for milling, mixing and dissolving for the chemicals, paints, pigments and coatings industries, will continue to operate in Fullerton, Calif., as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NuSil Technology.

In its 75-year history, Morehouse-COWLES has gained an excellent reputation for delivering reliable and efficient standard machines and specialized designs that provide users with high production rates, low maintenance costs and superior product quality. A significant amount of the equipment currently used by NuSil Technology is designed and customized by Morehouse-COWLES.

“Acquiring Morehouse-COWLES allows us to remain focused on meeting our customers’ materials needs by essentially doubling our engineering department and ensuring we get new, specialized equipment up and running quicker than ever before,” said Dick Compton, CEO and co-founder of NuSil Technology. “Morehouse-COWLES is now positioned to take advantage of NuSil’s core strengths, including our extensive experience in customizing equipment and our ability to enter into new markets.”

NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the company’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.

About NuSil Silicone Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for aerospace, healthcare, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www.nusil.com.

About Morehouse-COWLES
For 75 years, Morehouse-COWLES has been synonymous in the U.S. and international markets with media mill, mixer and dissolver technology. The company offers a complete line of equipment ranging from laboratory units to a full line of sophisticated multi-shaft dissolvers and dispersers, including the patented Zinger® horizontal media mill which offers faster, finer particle reduction.

Media Contact
Stephen Bruner
NuSil Technology
(805) 684-8780
Fax: (805) 566-9905
http://www.nusil.com

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Vermont Company Develops Full-Size Ball Printer

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont has developed a printing machine that will print photo quality images on full size basketballs and footballs.

East Dorset VT (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, announced today his company has added another breakthrough decorating innovation for their new XE Series of Pad Printing Machines. “We had a major manufacturer of basketballs and footballs approach us with a printing challenge,” said Joffe. “They asked us if we could design a machine that would accurately reproduce photo-quality images on their balls. And, they wanted a process that would accomplish the task with automated efficiency,” he continued. The size and shape of the balls presented some material handling challenges. “We engineered a system for them that prints 100 degrees over the curved surface of the balls and produces a color-rich lifelike photo reproduction,” added the animated Joffe.

Other recent Pad Print Machinery of Vermont decorating innovations include simultaneous front and back bottle printing and exact centering for marking corrective lens for the eyewear industry.

“I relish a challenge,” said Joffe. “I’m becoming more and more convinced there is no printing problem we can’t find a solution for. Our engineering team refuses to be stymied. They thrive on developing innovative solutions to the most complicated challenges. I’m very proud of them. They’re the best in the industry,” enthused Joffe.

This machine can be configured with a linear shuttle or a multi station conveyor depending on the volume. The linear shuttle can print about 400 parts per hour and a 12 ST over/under conveyor can print 1000 parts/hour.

“All of our XE machines feature servo controls that enable prodigious production,” said Jon Hale, COO, Pad Print Machinery of Vermont. Hale said another significant advantage of the XE Series is quick, simple modifications. “Operator training on the XE Series is easy, too,” explained Hale. “Its PC-based software allows management production monitoring and troubleshooting. Plus, with a 20-gigabyte hard drive, this Series is a real time-saver. It stores and can instantly recall an unlimited number of jobs and parameters. You get extremely quick and seamless changeover from one job to the next,” concluded Hale.

For more in depth details on the XE Series, please visit the newly enhanced and information-rich Pad Print Machinery of Vermont website at www.padprintmachinery.com.

About Pad Print Machinery of Vermont
Julian Joffe is the founder and president of Pad Print of Vermont. Although Joffe earned his degree in zoology, he had had a penchant for manufacturing as a result of the many hours he spent tinkering in his father’s workshop in South Africa as a youth. Upon graduation from University in 1976, he went to work in his father’s textile business and subsequently took over leadership of the company---expanding the business to include pad printing. In 1981, citing strong philosophical differences with the apartheid government, Joffe moved his family to United States and, in 1985, embarked on an alliance with COMEC Italia. He founded COMEC USA in a pre-world war one building in Yonkers, NY.

Over the next ten years business flourished. However, Joffe began to feel the magnetism of the New England way of life beckon. In 1994, he could no longer resist the urge to live a simpler, more enriched lifestyle and moved to Vermont

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont was born in what had been, during the fifties and sixties, the sole movie theater in picturesque Manchester, VT. As the company continued to grow in both number of employees and amount of machines being built at any given point in time, they began to suffer a terminal case of claustrophobia. A concerted search for an appropriately-sized facility in southern or central Vermont finally paid off and, in 2003, they moved into a new 22,500 square foot building located in East Dorset, Vermont just five miles north of the cramped quarters in the old theater.

The new airy and spacious hi-tech facility has a reception area, a large showroom, Machine Shop, Graphics Department, Plate Department, Ink Department, Sales Department, Shipping Department, and administrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 30 highly skilled and motivated individuals with an incredible sense of team spirit. Their experience in the pad printing industry is second to none.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont’s newest pad printing machines have combined technologies from the latest innovations in mechanical engineering and electronics. These machines are servo controlled and are extremely fast, extremely precise, and extremely reliable. PPMoV has led the pad printing industry with such breakthrough innovations as the ability to print on medical devices as small as .001 inch to fully automated eight-color machines.

In pursuing the goal of perfection in Customer Service and Satisfaction, the company constantly pushes the edge of the envelope and discovers more and more ways to seamlessly incorporate pad printing into the customer manufacturing process. They look forward to the next 100 years.

Contact:
Fred Malone

Acrobatix Worldwide
P O Box 1127
Manchester Village, VT 05254
(802) 367-7000 F: (802)367-7777

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Sullins’ Full Lines of Quality Connectors Now RoHS Compliant

Sullins' full lines of edgecards, headers, 2 mm Hard Metric (HM), CompactPCI(TM) connectors, and Micro Plastics product offering may be ordered in 100% RoHS-compliant packages.

San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Sullins Electronics, a world leader in the design and manufacture of connectors and interconnect systems, today announced that their full lines of edgecards, headers, 2 mm Hard Metric (HM), CompactPCI(TM) connectors, and Micro Plastics product offering may be ordered in 100% RoHS-compliant packages. This initiative is testament to Sullins’ commitment to a safe workplace and global environmental responsibility, as well as to their support of customers’ compliance with the EU’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The RoHS directive bans the use of certain hazardous substances including lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), along with secondary elements defined in the directive. The directive takes effect on July 1, 2021

Sullins began its transition to lead-free products in 2003 in response to the EU directive, and as of January 1, 2005, all products are also available with RoHS-compliant technology. To simplify customers’ migration to RoHS-compliant manufacturing and associated inventory management challenges, Sullins’ packages are “backward compatible” with conventional leaded manufacturing techniques. This enables users to surface mount lead-free packages onto lead-based PCBs, and use lead-free packaging with solders containing lead. Materials used for all new products are specifically engineered to accommodate the higher temperatures employed in lead-free soldering, and are configured for temperatures that can arise during the reflow soldering (up to 260 degrees C) process.

Part numbers will change, and all RoHS-compliant parts will be clearly marked with the term “Lead-free” in accordance with JEDEC specifications. Sullins will continue to offer its remaining leaded inventory.

Sullins Electronics, Corp.
801 E. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
888/774-3100; Fax: 760/744-6081
www.SullinsElectronics.com

Contact: Soussan Sullins

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New Innovations for Commercial Safe Industry

Chicago based engineer/inventor works toward continuous goal of new ideals and technology in the retail industry. Markets a completely self-sufficient security product.

(PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- The task of keeping your money to yourself has always been the number one challenge of any business owner. Whether it be external crime, (e.g. burglaries, robberies, and theft) or internal, for example, employee theft, or "H.M.S.”, otherwise known as "Help Myself Syndrome,” today’s retail business owner must be aware of the risk taken everyday to secure his or her company's earnings. This is where Edward McGunn and American Safe Technologies come in.

McGunn, former owner and founder of McGunn Safe Co. out of Chicago, has been laboring for the last three years in order to bring the industry’s most innovative new product to a market, past due for new ideas. Out of the mind of an engineer with over fifty years of experience in the safe and vault industry, comes the Cash Grabber 2820. “It brings a new level of control to the operator, this is the first time a retailer can have a safe that’s controlled by its own point of sale computer.” says McGunn.

The Cash Grabber 2820 is set apart from the competition with the addition of a bill reader capable of verifying all notes ran through it. The cash physically banked is not only deposited but also instantly accounted for, making any losses virtually nonexistent. The Cash Grabber 2820 can be controlled by an operator either on or off site, while the cash is monitored electronically by the systems operating software.

Unlike its predecessors the Cash Grabber 2820 works without combinations or keys and is therefore completely failsafe. The unlimited computer control codes as well as the operator’s own personal login help to maintain a level of safekeeping and accountability unparalleled in today’s retail industry.

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Latex International Helps FoamSource.com

Latex International will now be supplying the 100% natural latex foam that goes into the mattresses, toppers and pillows sold at foamsource.com. The switch to Latex International will allow foamsource.com to ship 100% natural latex beds, pillows and toppers faster to customers.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- Fred Hermsen, owner of The Foam Source and its online counterpart www.foamsource.com, has announced that the US based company Latex International will now be supplying the 100% natural latex foam that goes into the mattresses, toppers and pillows sold at foamsource.com. Previously, the company had used imported latex. The old distributor caused long delays in acquiring latex foam when demand was high and tended to produce uneven latex from its molds, which would interfere with selling a high quality latex topper.

Latex International has been providing the talalay latex that is used to help further reduce the cost of natural latex bedding items to foamsource.com for a number of years. By also acquiring 100% natural latex from Latex International, foamsource.com is now able to release a new line of latex mattresses and latex toppers that will provide consumers with the health benefits associated with natural latex while keeping costs lower.

The switch to Latex International will allow www.foamsource.com to ship 100% natural latex beds, pillows and toppers faster to customers. It is estimated the ship-time for latex mattresses will be reduced by several days and the wait-time if a certain type of latex foam isn't in stock will be reduced by as much as two weeks. The 100% natural latex foam is higher quality than was previously available and can be made in more firmness variations, including soft and medium soft.

The e-store foamsource.com is one of the largest online distributors of natural latex bedding in the United States, and its retail location in Boulder, Colorado has specialized in latex foam mattresses, toppers and pillows for twenty years. Latex is known for its hypo-allergenic properties and its natural resistance to mold, mildew and dust mites. Latex is a 100% natural and renewable resource harvested from the rubber trees of the world’s indigenous forests.

FoamSource.com also provides visitors with extensive information on 100% natural latex and talalay latex with its resources directory. The directory provides educational materials on everything from how latex foam is made to the benefits of its use in mattresses, pillows and toppers. The resources directory can be visited by clicking here.

The Foam Source is located at: 3201 Walnut St Boulder, CO 80301 and the website can be visited at www.foamsource.com. For more information contact: Fred Hermsen at 1-800-255-0181

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February 09, 2022

Lessors Network Adds Funding Source Exhibit to Upcoming Equipment Leasing Event

National Funding & Syndication Showcase scheduled March 30-31 from the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- On March 30th business executives representing commercial, municipal and federal equipment lessors, the machine tool, healthcare, commercial real estate, business aviation and transportation industries will gather at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead hotel in Atlanta for the National Funding & Syndication Showcase.

This year, event planners have scheduled a Funding Source Exhibit to immediately follow the Funding Source Showcase.

Funding Source Showcase & Exhibit
In the Funding Source Showcase, lease funding source professionals deliver brief General Session presentations introducing their 2005 buy/sell investment strategies providing attendees unprecedented opportunity to quickly identify, evaluate and access prospective new funding/syndication partners. Immediately following all speaker presentations, everyone moves to the Funding Source Exhibits where attendees will have private access to funding/syndication representatives.

The Real Deal Showcase
Scheduled speakers deliver PowerPoint presentations (generic overviews) describing lease transactions and portfolios available for immediate funding. Following all scheduled presentations, everyone moves into the Networking Suite where attendees have private access to all speakers distributing hard copy (detailed) Term Sheets to qualified institutional investor representatives.

Industry Updates
Industry experts comment on the current economic and competitive environment of specific business markets traditionally financed by the equipment leasing community (e.g., healthcare, technology, machine tool, commercial real estate and business aviation).

National Association Showcase
National Industry Association executives serve as extraordinary advocates and points of access for business markets traditionally targeted by equipment lessors as they deliver presentations highlighting the current dynamics of their industries and membership.

• Healthcare - American Hospital Association
• Commercial Real Estate - CCIM Institute
• Technology - American Electronics Association
• Machine Tool- Machinery Dealers National Association

Service Providers Exhibits
Service provider representatives will introduce cutting edge technology and outsourcing products designed to enhance lessor’s origination, distribution and administrative networks from exhibits at the evening Networking Reception.

Networking Golf
The showcase concludes on March 31 with a Networking Golf outing providing a recreational enhancement for newly formed relationships.

About the Lessors Network
The Lessors Network, the world's largest equipment leasing network, facilitates new business development opportunities within the equipment leasing community. From the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, the Lessors Network delivers extraordinary networking events showcasing lease funding sources, industry associations, borrower/lessees, and service providers from the asset based "equipment leasing" markets. Additional information can be viewed from www.lessors.com

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Expert CAD Services and Technical Documentation Staff Target The Southeast Market

Integrity Design Services, LLC is built on quality, dependability and trust.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Today, in the ever-increasing competition of the manufacturing marketplace, many companies are tightening their belts by eliminating overhead. This happens especially in technical positions. Companies are finding it more cost effective to bring in contractors to perform functions such as CAD Operator, Illustrator, Tech Writer, Engineering Clerk, and Web Master. Many companies cannot justify these positions full time so, they use professional firms on an as needed basis.

www.integri-d.com [Integrity Design Services, LLC] is a company providing this technical expertise on an as needed basis. They are located in Decatur Alabama. Their staff has been providing CAD Services, Technical Documentation Services and Engineering Support Services across North Alabama for more than twenty years. The focus of Integrity Design is to www.integri-d.com/cad-services-integrity-design-about.htm [streamline] the documentation process for quicker implementation. They optimize the planning process to free up the Project Manager or Engineer for other assignments.

Integrity design services has worked for more than forty engineers, project managers and department heads in more than twenty companies. They have become trusted contractors to their customers. Members of the staff have been in Delphi Automotive for more than twenty years providing plant layouts, lockout tagout placards, time studies, methods analysis, cad services, and standardized work-studies.

Integrity provides multiple capabilities and services:
www.integri-d.com/cad-services-plant-layout.htm [Plant Layout] , Field Verification, Material Flow Layout, Current Condition Layout, Material Handling Application, Workspace Design for Ergonomics, Integrated Layout for New, Product Line or Changing Production Schedule, Maintenance of Layout Files

Custom Material Handling, Packaging Layout, Carts, Stands, Chutes, Conveyors, Bins

Error Proofing, Error Proof Tooling, Field Verification, Error Proofing Equipment, Design and Build Capabilities

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www.integri-d.com [Integrity Design Services] plans to expand into other areas of the Southeast United States including Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. The expert design and technical documentation staff is here to help with engineering support needs. We provide customers with the experienced personnel needed to get the job done effectively, efficiently and on time with integrity being the foundation.

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MorehouseCowles Offers the Latest in UL Compliant Control Systems Technology

MorehouseCowles–a single source provider of technology and equipment for material production, purification and dispersement processes–offers the latest in UL compliant control systems technology.

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- MorehouseCowles (http://www.morehousecowles.com) can customize control panels to fit the equipment to a specific process. MorehouseCowles designs its control panels to operate independently or interface with Automation Software. Using PLC (Programmable Logic Control) integrated with switches and sensing technology, MorehouseCowles control panels can handle even the most complex processes. The software interfaces, in addition to process automation, can provide quality control measures, and critical yield measurement data. MorehouseCowles equipment also utilizes the latest monitor and touch pad devices where applicable.

MorehouseCowles control panels can also automate functions such as hydraulic lifting, intermediates pumping, variable speed controls, and vessel purging at a safe distance from the mixer, disperser, or mill. Large-scale processes can benefit from MorehouseCowles’ top of the line control systems. Like MorehouseCowles’ equipment, its control systems are designed to last and built to handle most processing environments. Control systems can also be built to meet hazardous area classification ratings as necessary.

For more information regarding MorehouseCowles control systems, please contact MorehouseCowles sales representatives at 1-800-625-4819.

http://www.morehousecowles.com/mc/index.aspx

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Sayre Dye Sublimation Wins 2004 Impressions Award

Sayre Enterprises won 1st place and honorable mention for digital imaging on non-wearables in the 2004 Impressions Award given by Impressions magazine, setting the industry standards for decorative imprinting over the past 25 years.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Custom embellishment services is the backbone of our business model at Sayre Enterprises. As a product innovator, Sayre is always working toward higher quality and new processes to offer more decorative imprinting services. We provide contract embellishment services to retail stores, event coordinators, the U.S. military, wholesalers and distributors. Our custom embellishment services include contract embroidery, contract screen printing, engraving and dye sublimation.

Dye sublimation is our newest offering on our list of contract embellishment services. As a way of showcasing this new technology, Jon Graznak, our head of Research and Development, entered two of our custom heat transfer advertising ideas into the 2004 Impressions Awards contest, an industry magazine publication dedicated toward all areas of information in the decorative imprinting industry. The annual Impressions Awards have set the standard for more than 25 years for showcasing the best decorating this industry has to offer.

Sayre was awarded Best in Category and Honorable Mention for:

Digital Imaging on Nonwearables
Winner:
Ridin with the Legend
Sayre Enterprises, Buena Vista, Va.

Honorable Mention:
Hokie Bird Car Mat
Sayre Enterprises, Buena Vista, Va.

We congratulate both Jon Graznak and Wes Floyd, the artist, for their hard work and dedication toward not only bringing to Sayre this new technology for creating custom imprinted promotional products, but also for being the Best of the Best.

Impressions Awards 2004 complete list of winners is available in the December issue of Impressions, on their website at http://www.impressionsmag.com/ and being promoted through their Decorated Apparel Weekly e-newsletter.

Dye sublimation is a process of using special inks on heat transfer paper to imprint or “dye” fabric or surfaces with a full color image. The advantages of this custom imprinting process are many. The first is that the equipment required to create the transfer are common to the business environment: desktop computer, desktop inkjet printer and an image program. Second, by being able to utilize common business equipment with the addition of special inks and a heat transfer press, we can provide to our customers a full color image on various promotional products and ad specialty items. Third, the quality of the promotional product is superior to traditional heat transfer paper process because it eliminates the “hand” or feel to the surface of the imprint. Not all garments or surfaces are suitable for this process, but Sayre has a list of heat transfer products on which this process may be used. Sayre can produce dye-sublimated promotional products for our collegiate retail, military and contract fulfillment customers. Dye sublimation was available for fulfillment services in May of 2004. This project was the culmination of several months of work by our head of Research and Development, Jon Graznak. Jon’s background in photography, print processes and screen printing made him the ideal candidate to develop this new decorative imprinting process for us. To read more about this process and some examples of our work, please read our news article entitled: New Printing Technique Adds Quality and Flexibility.

Established in 1987 and headquartered in Buena Vista, Virginia, Sayre Enterprises is a multi-million dollar producer and distributor of: tactical equipment, reflective clothing and accessories, ad specialties, embellished apparel, decorative imprinted giftware, and contract embroidery/screen printing services. Our Company is a woman-owned business and we are the largest private employer of adults with disabilities in Rockbridge County. We bring our products to market via a diversified group of channels including retail, wholesale partners, distribution portals such as e-commerce.

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MorehouseCowles Offers the Latest in UL Compliant Control Systems Technology

MorehouseCowles–a single source provider of technology and equipment for material production, purification and dispersement processes–offers the latest in UL compliant control systems technology.

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- MorehouseCowles (http://www.morehousecowles.com) can customize control panels to fit the equipment to a specific process. MorehouseCowles designs its control panels to operate independently or interface with Automation Software. Using PLC (Programmable Logic Control) integrated with switches and sensing technology, MorehouseCowles control panels can handle even the most complex processes. The software interfaces, in addition to process automation, can provide quality control measures, and critical yield measurement data. MorehouseCowles equipment also utilizes the latest monitor and touch pad devices where applicable.

MorehouseCowles control panels can also automate functions such as hydraulic lifting, intermediates pumping, variable speed controls, and vessel purging at a safe distance from the mixer, disperser, or mill. Large-scale processes can benefit from MorehouseCowles’ top of the line control systems. Like MorehouseCowles’ equipment, its control systems are designed to last and built to handle most processing environments. Control systems can also be built to meet hazardous area classification ratings as necessary.

For more information regarding MorehouseCowles control systems, please contact MorehouseCowles sales representatives at 1-800-625-4819.

http://www.morehousecowles.com/mc/index.aspx

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February 07, 2022

Economic Relief Just a Coupling Away

New Lovejoy LV-Torsional Coupling Designed for Small-scale Diesel Engines

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- What’s the obvious difference between a Diesel engine and electric motor? It isn’t the power source as much as the vibration. California farmers in particular discovered this difference when market conditions forced a switch to Diesel engine instead of electric motors, to run the pumps that irrigate fields and orchards.

The farmers rapidly discovered how constant vibrations can damage connected equipment. A coupling helped dampen the vibrations, but the only style that fit their pumps were designed for marine applications — built for a different industry and priced out of reach for an ordinary agricultural operation.

Price is an issue no more. Introducing the LV-Torsional coupling from Lovejoy, Inc. of Downers Grove, Illinois, designed and built to offer an inexpensive, economical alternative for the agricultural market and off-highway construction equipment industry. Two different styles are available; the LV-Torsional coupling for u-joint drive systems and LV-C for direct-drive systems. Agricultural usage would attach this style coupling to diesel engines driving deep well and centrifugal pumps, while the construction industry uses this type of coupling on engines that run Diesel powered portable compressors.

The Lovejoy Torsional coupling type-LV line horsepower range is from 150 to 625 at 1800 RPM, with five available sizes. The LV-C type coupling horsepower ranges from 50 to 425 at 1800 RPM and is available in six sizes.

Most of the coupling manufacturing and assembly is handled domestically in the U.S. to ensure quality control. This style coupling also takes advantage of the strength, durability and economical manufacturing qualities of sintered technology. Lovejoy owns and operates the most technologically advanced powdered metal processing press in the country. Jim Mahan, director of engineering for Lovejoy, helped create these new couplings. He notes, “We were able to utilize our new sintered technology to achieve a balance of performance and price. We planned the available sizes and horsepower range to cover any potential use or pumping application in these industries.”

This style coupling lends automatic torsional tuning to the smaller diesel engine systems. By providing relief from vibration, the coupling helps extend the life of the machinery connected to the engine and pump, to save on expensive parts and labor due to breakdowns.

“The agricultural market doesn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on additional equipment,” says Mahan. “And the construction industry is highly competitive. Both require economical parts with a long lifespan.”

A typical application where this coupling is already proving its worth is in the almond groves in California. Almond growers utilize pumps to flood the ground at night, allowing water to seep into the ground. Grape orchards and other fruit and vegetable growers use similar irrigation methods and therefore a lot of diesel driven pumps. In the construction industry, the most common application for the Lovejoy LV-type torsional coupling would be portable compressors on-site that power jack hammers or other equipment.

Interested parties can see the new LV and LV-C torsional couplings at the Lovejoy corner booth S-14016 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005, March 15-19, Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will also show the parts during the international show Hannover Messe, April 11-15, Germany.

The European market uses diesel pumps to a greater extent than in the U.S. and Mahan anticipates that market also will prove receptive to this new, economical torsional coupling.

The Lovejoy /ROSTA® line for the construction/aggregate industries is only part of the many solution-engineered products from Lovejoy. Founded in 1900, Lovejoy enjoys an international reputation as the leading company specializing in flexible coupling design and development. Lovejoy products are available worldwide through distributors in North America and 55 other countries, supported by Lovejoy offices and support staff in Canada, Europe and the USA. Lovejoy, Inc. is certified under the ISO-9001:2000 International Standards for Quality Management.
For more information, visit Lovejoy’s Web site at www.lovejoy-inc.com, or contact Lovejoy, Inc. corporate offices at 2655 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL, 60515, USA. Phone 630-852-0500; fax 630-852-2120

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Digital Parts Counting Scale designed for industrial environments.

The DC-688 displays the perfect blend of ruggedness for industrial environments and portability for operator convenience. A full-function keypad and unit weight preset keys provide negative sampling and counting capabilities.

(PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- bDigi DC 688 Counting Scales offer convenience, functionality, and value and are the signature advantages of the DC-688 Series counting scale.

The DC-688 displays the perfect blend of ruggedness for industrial environments and portability for operator convenience. A full-function keypad and unit weight preset keys provide negative sampling and counting capabilities.

Operators can easily read weight, unit weight, and quantity values on the scale’s high-contrast display, conveniently positioned in front of the platform. The DC-688 features an enduring battery life of more than 1000 hours, and a programmable auto-off function that conserves energy when the scale is left idle for a specified period of time. Although its wide platter can accommodate items up to 60 lb, the DC-688 weighs in at under 9.7 lb, making it easy to transport with or without its optional carrying case.

Great for Stamping machines Molding machines
Printing departments Bulk and literature mailings Stockrooms Shipping and receiving departments

More information:
http://counting.centralcarolinascale.com/Digi-DC-688-Counting-Scale.htm

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Maverick Expands Its Services to Include Injection Mold Maintenance

Maverick Systems Corporation, a field service provider to the manufacturing, plastics, and machine tool industry, announces an expansion of their Field Services Division. The Injection Molding services they now offer include installation, troubleshooting and repair service, and maintenance for a wide variety of Injection Molding machines and related equipment.

Hurst, TX (PRWEB) February 7, 2022 -- Maverick Systems Corporation adds a new service to an already proven company, with the same commitment to quality and service that has made Maverick a leading service provider in the plastics industry. Maverick now offers troubleshooting and repair of Injection Molding machines, including all equipment related to the molding process: Material handling, loaders, dryers, hot runner controls, robots and pickers, color mixing and material mixing equipment, cooling towers, pneumatic systems, hydraulic troubleshooting and repair, control issues, platen alignment, and tie bar inspection/replacement.

A part of this new service includes complete installation of injection molding equipment from arrival to production with a strong after installation commitment to the customer. Maverick offers complete maintenance and repair services no matter what brand of injection molding machine a customer may have.

Maverick technicians have an average of 15 or more years of experience in installation and maintenance of injection molding machines and they continue training in the latest technologies to provide the highest quality of service to their customers. Maverick works closely with manufacturers to ensure top quality repairs and stay within OEM specifications during an installation or retrofit. In addition to the newest machines on the market, they also service older models that are typically out of warranty and are no longer serviced by the OEM.

“Maverick has been leading the competition in the plastics service industry for quite some time, and now with the addition of our Injection Mold Service Department, we have a full spectrum of services to offer our plastics processing customers” stated Jim Head, Maverick’s President and CEO. “Injection mold repair costs can be enormous if the equipment is not set up and maintained properly and the amount of money lost on bad product can add up very quickly. Preventative maintenance and laser alignment of the main and secondary components is crucial in keeping repair costs at bay.”

Head also notes that the services offered is in direct response to the plastics industry's ever-increasing need for more sophisticated and accurate part production, which requires processing machines to be maintained better and more precisely aligned.

Shelly Haffly, Maverick’s Sr. Vice President of New Business Development expands on the scope of the services now offered by her company: “Trying to maintain a full staff of qualified technicians can be difficult and costly to many manufacturers with injection molding equipment, and finding an outside source to provide the service is becoming more and more necessary as manufacturers try to compete in the market place. Our addition of the Injection Mold Service Department provides these companies with a qualified, experienced resource to depend on when maintenance and repairs are needed.”

Maverick launched into the plastics service industry in 2003 as Spirex Corporation’s field services partner. Continued growth, a better economy, and a strong commitment to its customers has helped make Maverick a household name among Extrusion owners and is likely to do the same with Injection Mold owners. There are also rumors about a new product Maverick will offer to the injection mold industry, and if it is as good as the services Maverick offers, it ought to create some serious buzz around the injection molding industry.

For more information about Injection Mold or Extrusion machine repair, alignment or service, contact Shelly Haffly, Sr. Vice President of New Business Development. Maverick Systems Corporation is a small, veteran owned business offering field services to the machine tool and plastics industries. For more about the company, see the Maverick web site http://www.mavericksystemscorp.com, email at e-mail protected from spam bots, or via phone at 817.656.3452.

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February 06, 2022

200BW Crane Scales...A Low Cost Alternative to High Dollar Crane Scales

The 200BW hanging scale is an affordable crane scale calibrated with a highly accurate load cell with 2 eyebolts. Easy to install and operate, the 200BW crane scales come with 15 to 20 ft of cable between crane scale and the digital weight indicator.

(PRWEB) February 6, 2022 -- Economy "S" Type 200 BW Hanging Scale 250lb - 10,000lb

The 200BW hanging scale is an affordable crane scale calibrated with a highly accurate load cell with 2 eyebolts. Easy to install and operate, the 200BW crane scales come with 15 to 20 ft of cable between crane scale and the digital weight indicator. The indicator has 0.8" high LED display and operates on AC power or 6 C Batteries. The load cell is Nickel plated tool steel and is rated for 1.5 times the scale capacity. Available with your choice of one of three different digital weight indicators:

The basic P2000 w/ optional rechargeable battery, the NTEP approved 200E w/ optional peak hold, or the TI-500BW, NTEP Approved and operates on AC and 6 "C" batteries.

Weight indicator front panel keys are: LB/KG, ZERO, NET/GROSS, TARE, & PRINT

Available in the following Capacities

- 250 lb x .05 lb
- 500 lb x 0.1 lb
- 1,000 lb x 0.2 lb
- 2,500 lb x 0.5 lb
- 5,000 lb x 1.0 lb
- 10,000 lb x 2.0 lb

For more information:
http://www.centralcarolinascale.com/Hanging-Scale-200BW.htm

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February 05, 2022

Lumberg, Inc. Experiences Growth — Doubles Manufacturing Capacity

Lumberg, Inc. announced today that it is in the construction phase of doubling its manufacturing capacity at its corporate headquarters and production facility in Midlothian, VA. The announcement was made today by Manufacturing Manager, Mike Lueders and President, Lawson Rankin that due to tremendous sales growth; Lumberg, Inc. is expanding its operations. According to Rankin, the expansion of the production facility was necessitated due to rising sales trends.

Midlothian, VA (PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- Lumberg, Inc. announced today that it is in the construction phase of doubling its manufacturing capacity at its corporate headquarters and production facility in Midlothian, VA. The announcement was made today by Manufacturing Manager, Mike Lueders and President, Lawson Rankin that due to tremendous sales growth; Lumberg, Inc. is expanding its operations. According to Rankin, the expansion of the production facility was necessitated due to rising sales trends. The announcement comes on the eve of Lumberg’s 20th anniversary of operating in the United States.

He stated, “This is going to be a record year for Lumberg with sales exceeding our best year since the company was founded in the U.S. in 1985.” The growth mirrors the growth of the parent company, Lumberg Holding, GmbH & Co. KG in Schalksmuehle, Germany.

Marketing Communications Department Manager, Chris Long added, ”There are a lot of reasons that explain the strong growth. Lumberg has been forging and cultivating new relationships that have fueled some of the growth. In addition, we have established new sales and distribution channels in Mexico for our Automation Components Division and this followed closely on the heels of us establishing a personnel base in Mexico for our Electronic Products Division”.

Founded in 1933, Lumberg is an ISO 9000 recognized global leader in connectors, interconnect systems, and application tooling, serving the needs of customers in Industrial Automation and Electronics markets worldwide. Lumberg's reputation is built on a strong commitment to quality and innovation. With over 2,500 employees and operations in all major regions of the world, Lumberg is committed to providing connectivity solutions with innovative, high quality products and application expertise.

Bernie Baruffalo, Lumberg, Inc. Senior Engineer and Manager of the company’s Engineering Department had another perspective to explain the growth trend saying, “Providing unique customer solutions is a key ingredient to our success. Year to date, we have custom-manufactured many new products for our customers that are not part of our stock inventory. We have always been proud of our flexibility and capability to produce new products for our customers’ unique application needs.” Mr. Long added that in addition to the planned customized products, the company continues to expand its standard product offerings, with plans to release ten new product groups focused on the Automotive and Food and Beverage industries in the upcoming year.

To meet the growing business demand, the company has added personnel in production, sales and customer service at the Midlothian facility, while plans to add to the engineering staff are moving forward. They are also in the process of adding field personnel in sales and management in both the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Rankin summed up the news by stating, “Lumberg, Inc. is positioned very well in the market right now with the resources and offerings we can provide along with our parent company in Germany.”

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TR Cutler, Inc. Marks Year Six and is Now Ranked #1 Manufacturing Marketing Firm Worldwide

TR Cutler, Inc. Marks Year Six and is Now Ranked #1 Manufacturing Marketing Firm Worldwide

(PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) was founded by Thomas R. Cutler in 1999. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.

Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in the same year. This is a group of more than 1800 journalists worldwide writing about trends, data, case studies, profiles, and features in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Cutler worked with hundreds of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

Cutler has authored more than 1000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals including most of the leading monthly trade publications.
Cutler established a Manufacturing Marketing Research division dedicated to measuring the pulse of the manufacturing sector, particularly manufacturing firms which are privately held and rarely accounted for when gauging the industry sentiment.

Cutler expressed his appreciation and philosophy regarding the sector and media coverage: “We are honored to acknowledge and write about the extraordinary accomplishments of manufacturing companies worldwide which provide a fascinating insight to the trends of the economy and character of nations. We have grown the company in a time when manufacturing has seen tough times and are delighted to see rapid recovery. We are now in the fortunate position of picking and choosing our clients and it has to be a good fit. We will continue to grow; however growth is not as important as phenomenal customer service. We are strategic partners for our clients. ”

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Rocky Smolin of E-Z-MRP Argues Less is More

Rocky Smolin of E-Z-MRP Argues Less is More

(PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- As the complexity of Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) software continues to increase, the application becomes more complicated for organizations of all sizes with each new step in the evolutionary process.

With virtually every new technological shift, a series of “must have” ERP features find their way to the market, each designed to address a specific, critical need. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of E-Z-MRP, “These ‘must-have’ enterprise applications are unnecessary and far too costly for most small manufacturers – those with fewer than 100 employees. The reality is that these companies need manufacturing software that allows them to manage their inventory and manufacturing processes efficiently and affordably.”

Smolin’s E-Z-MRP customers are able to better able to manage and control their manufacturing operations. They quickly realize a measurable return on their investment in the MRP system – often implementing within one month - and do very nicely without all the bells and whistles often touted as critical.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies such as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. It works just as well in job shop or build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations.

A bonus incentive for new E-Z-MRP customers includes a national press release distribution announcing the acquisition of the program. This special offer ends on March 31, 2005.

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Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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February 04, 2022

Jorvig Consulting, Inc. Announces the Release of 6 White Papers to Assist Engineering Design Teams Improve their Project Execution by Minimizing Disconnects

Jorvig Consulting, Inc. has released 6 white papers that discuss methods for improvements to a design teams effectiveness by minimizing disconnects in the product development process. The key thread that runs through all of these white papers is the necessary ownership of the design process by the design team. The design team should not assume that the details of their design process can effectively be defined and/or tracked by overall formal program management techniques.

Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- In most product design organizations today the technical output of the team is top notch. What tends to be an area where the teams frequently need some additional support is in the area of planning and execution to that plan. “Many organizations assume that formalized program management methodologies handle the details within design” says Jeff Jorvig, President of Jorvig Consulting, Inc. “That assumption is not necessarily valid. Design team’s must be prepared to take an active role in developing and managing their own processes for design activities to prevent unexpected surprises in their development” Jorvig continues.

Six complimentary white papers have been made available by Jorvig Consulting, Inc. that touch on several different areas and methodologies to help design organizations improve their execution through development of their design processes. The white papers can found at the Jorvig Consulting website at www.jorvigconsulting.com/position.htm . These documents were written to stimulate thinking and help you develop and refine your strategies for managing your design teams. “Unexpected surprises during design execution do not need to be the norm..” says Jorvig.

About Jorvig Consulting, Inc.
Jorvig Consulting was incorporated in July of 2004 with a primary focus on working with design teams to define, refine and improve their design processes to achieve the desired schedules.

Contact Information: Jeff Jorvig at 480-895-0478

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Midwest Equipment Selected by LegalZoom

Midwest Equipment today announced that it has been selected to be spotlighted as an entrepreneurial company by LegalZoom. Accordingly to Andrew Turner at Midwest Equipment, "We are very pleased that LegalZoom has elected to recognize Midwest Equipment. We believe that this is another indication of the value and entrepreneurial nature of our services."

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Midwest Equipment today announced that it has been selected to be spotlighted as an entrepreneurial company by LegalZoom. LegalZoom is a premier legal services company that has quickly become an online industry leader. The LegalZoom Spotlight is a collection of premier companies and innovations selected from the thousands of business entities created by LegalZoom's customers. Accordingly to Andrew Turner at Midwest Equipment, "We are very pleased that LegalZoom has elected to recognize Midwest Equipment. We believe that this is another indication of the value and entrepreneurial nature of our services."

Midwest Equipment is a privately held company that buys, sells and trades surplus manufacturing machinery. The company seeks out both traditional and entrepreneurial business opportunities in its key and extended industries. Midwest Equipment prides itself on providing its customers and clients with value-added services that positively impact their bottom line. By having unrestricted discretion in seeking, building and participating in business opportunities, Midwest Equipment provides its partnership and alliance portfolio companies with the necessary tools for success.

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Most Companies Unknowingly Overpay Workers’ Compensation Premiums

What your insurance agent doesn’t tell you about your policy might be costing your company hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Fortunately, companies with high premiums may see relief soon.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Workers Compensation premiums are a major expense for most businesses today. This government mandated insurance is required for every business with employees and can sometimes hurt a company’s profits more than taxes. Because of heavy government involvement and confusing pricing structure, most businesses pay premiums without second-guessing their insurance agent. By whole heartedly handing over the full amount their insurance agents request of them, most business overpay their premiums by ten percent.

Workers compensation overcharges occur because of a complex system put in place and governed by clerical personnel and actuators in 50 states. Premiums are based on a complex system of calculations which take into consideration items such as: payroll amounts, experience, and other pertinent safety information. Insurance agents collect all this information when creating a policy but, according to recent studies, most insurance agents do not monitor all these variables as thoroughly as they lead us to believe. They send in auditors yearly to check certain aspect but barely scratch the surface of what might be costing your business thousands of dollars every year.

Government officials in most states are working on bills to simplify the code and save business money but many believe this is too little too late for companies that have been paying outrageous premiums for decades. Fortunately, for those companies paying the highest premium amounts, relief is available immediately. Businesses which pay out more than $30,000 annually in workers’ comp premiums can apply for a free review of their policy with Benevolent Business Services Corp. BBS will examine your policy for the previous five years to determine if you have overpaid. Besides reducing premiums for this year and beyond, they might even be able to convince your insurance company to refund a portion of what you have paid in the past. The service has been very successful so far and there are plans to begin servicing smaller companies before the end of this year. To have your policy reviewed, free of charge, you can visit BBS’s website at www.wchelp.com or call them at (877) 369-1118

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Jade Corporation Acquires NY Based Precision Stamping Company - Johnson & Hoffman Joins Ranks of Leading Machining and Manufacturing Services Company

JADE Corporation announced today that it acquired Johnson & Hoffman LLC., a leading supplier and manufacturer of complex, deep drawn and thin walled stampings serving the automotive air bag, electronic, ordnance, commercial & industrial, aerospace and defense industries.

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- JADE Corporation announced today that it acquired Johnson & Hoffman LLC., a leading supplier and manufacturer of complex, deep drawn and thin walled stampings serving the automotive, electronic, ordnance, commercial & industrial, aerospace and defense industries. Johnson & Hoffman based in Carle Place, New York, provides high quality, difficult to manufacture precision stampings. With extensive IP in technology in the stamping and metallurgy of deep drawn metals and with markets to various industries including the automotive sector; the business is a strategic move to expand Jade’s existing stamping expertise and further penetrate the automotive markets. Johnson & Hoffman are specialists in deep drawn stampings for the automotive air bag industry. Additionally they produce a line of standard products which are sold through distributors.

``The acquisition brings together two companies who have complementary strengths. Jade gains the expertise and technology of a proven performer in the stamping and deep drawing markets while J&H; receives the benefits of our established worldwide marketing support and distribution channels,'' said Brian Manley, President, CEO, of Jade.``

``Johnson & Hoffman’s technology is based upon sophisticated press transfer tooling and proprietary alloys and manufacturing expertise,'' said John Delp, COO of Jade. ``We will deliver technologically superior stamped solutions that address the entire product development process from conceptualization through manufacturing, emphasizing design-for-manufacturability. This acquisition is the catalyst for Jade’s automotive stratagems and will reinforce Jade’s reputation as a value supplier.''

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The approximately 85 employees of J&H--a; fifty six-year-old, privately held company--will continue to work out of their Long Island location. J&H; has been ISO9002 and QS9000 certified since 1998.

``This acquisition is an example of Jade’s ongoing commitment to provide `best-value, complimentary crafted' solutions to its customers,'' said Greg D. Lightle, General Manager, J&H.; ``While Jade clearly possesses the financial resources to create much of the technology we provide, I believe the company deserves great credit for building its presence in this market by acquiring our proven technology and people that are already closely tied to applications and end users.''

``We're excited about the future because of the strong technical fit between our respective product lines service and the strong cultural fit between our employees,'' Lightle continued. ``People need to recognize this acquisition is more than just a purchase--it represents a commitment to supplying world-class manufacturing services to customers worldwide.''

Currently, through its existing product line, J&H; provides:
•Airbag components, Carr Teenuts and Plug Buttons®, Burst disks, Electronic connector components, Glass to Metal Seals, Igniter cups and Ordnance for the federal government, Other specialty stampings

JADE Corporation
3063 Philmont Avenue
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-947-3333
www.jadecorp.com
www.johnsonhoffman.com

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International Water Conference(R) Call for Papers Announcement

Abstract Submittals are being accepted for the 2005 International Water Conference(R), October 9-13, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA. As the preeminent international technical forum for industrial water treatment, the IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors. If you have information well-suited to a large and knowledgeable audience, the IWC is the place for your presentation.

PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- On October 9-13, 2005 the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) will host it’s 66th Annual International Water Conference® at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida. As the preeminent international technical forum in industrial water treatment, the IWC has recorded a proud history of this dynamic industry, celebrating the remarkable achievements in water over the last 65 years. The IWC brings together the water treatment industry’s end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers, contractors and consultants. The IWC is the premier forum for your presentation. Abstract submittals will be accepted on-line or by mail until February 11, 2005. Visit the IWC web site (www.eswp.com/water) to complete the on-line form, or, download the PDF form to be mailed to the IWC offices.

The IWC is dedicated to advancing new developments in the treatment, use, and reuse of water for industrial and engineering purposes and to the training of best practice principles to those new in the industry.

The heart of the IWC is the technical presentation. Abstracts for these presentations are welcome from all segments of water treatment. Some suggested topics include:

Process Water Preparation
Ion exchange, electro-deionization (EDI), membranes
Cooling and Process Water
Legionnaires’ Disease control in cooling towers and potable water systems
Steam Generation
Chemical treatment, best practices, operating guidelines
Wastewater & Recycle
Sustainable Development
Zero discharge, gray water reuse, treatment processes, industry specific problems
Desalination Principals & Approaches
Troubleshooting membrane systems, new seawater and brackish water systems

Papers and reports can be submitted from all industrial applications.

These would include but are not limited to:
- Commercial buildings,
- hospitals & hotels,
- Semiconductor, Phosphate & chemical process,
- Desalination,
- Power,
- Pulp & Paper,
- Refining,
- Textile,
- Food Processing, and
- Heavy metals & metal finishing

Reasons to Present at the IWC
- National & International Recognition
- Excellent Technical Sessions
- Opportunities for Workshops & Continuing Education
- Excellent Networking Opportunities
- Excellent Exhibit Opportunities

For more information regarding the program or exhibit hall opportunities contact the IWC Conference Manager, Tracy Devlin, at 412-261-0710 ext. 32 or visit www.eswp.com/water.

Contact: David Teorsky
Telephone: 412-261-0710 x15
Fax: 412-261-1606

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Johnston MX450 Street Sweeper, the Safest Three Wheel Sweeper

The MX450 delivers smart performance, total reliability and maximum efficiency- making it the ultimate tree-wheeled sweeper for the real world.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- The Johnston MX450 offers the best operating visibility of any three wheel street sweeper on the market. Front-and-center cab location provides an unobstructed view of the street, curb and gutter brooms at all times. Maximum visibility means increased sweeping efficiency, better operator effectiveness and faster, safer sweeping performance.

With front-wheel steering, the MX450 handles like a car, moving in and out around parked vehicles with easy agility. Unlike rear-wheel steering sweepers that have rolled-over onto their sides, the MX450’s low center of gravity and front-wheel design provides greater stability.

Features of the MX450:
·Diesel engine
·5.6 cubic yard hopper
·Low-maintenance drive system
·230-gallon water tank
·Exceptional visibility

Johnston background: Johnston Madvac Inc has a worldwide customer network of 200 stocking distributors in over 70 countries. Johnston designs and manufactures vacuum, mechanical and re-generative air, street and runway sweepers. Founded in 1904, the company is the recognized and respected leader in its field. Johnston produces and provides the highest quality sweepers for airports, highways, major cities, towns & municipalities, federal & state properties, industrial & commercial complexes, landfill sites, parks, schools & universities, shopping centers & parking lots, streets and contractor applications.

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Johnston Madvac Inc is Proud to Introduce the Madvac CN100 Sub-Compact Sweeper

The Madvac CN100 is big on visibility, safety, efficiency and performance.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- This high profile, cost-efficient cleaning machine safely and effectively sweeps and vacuums a variety of surfaces from city sidewalks and walkways, to alleys, indoor and outdoor parking lots, bikes paths, streets and much more.

With its compact size, large capacity, exceptional maneuvrability and outstanding safety and comfort, the Madvac CN100 is ideal for cities, villages, shopping malls, hospitals, and urban centres.

Features of the Madvac CN100:
·Unprecedented visibility from the operator seat
·40-gallon Polyethylene water tank
·Variable 44” to 89” sweep path for easy cleaning of tight and wide areas
·Up to 16 mph (25 km/h) road speed
·Three-stage dust filtering system
·Stainless steel debris container resists abrasion and corrosion

Madvac background: Johnston Madvac Inc has a worldwide customer network of 200 stocking distributors in over 70 countries. Madvac designs and manufactures compact sweepers and vacuum litter collection vehicles since 1986, and has unquestionably become the leader in its field on the world market. It delivers total quality vehicles for airports, highways, amusement parks, cities & municipalities, federal & state properties, industrial & commercial complexes, landfill sites, parks, campgrounds, schools & universities, shopping centers & parking lots, streets and underground garage applications.

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JCIT International Announces Alliance with CSS International to Jointly Deliver Demand Flow® Technology Solutions

JCIT International and CSS International announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement focused on implementing Demand Flow® Technology (DFT), the world's leading technology for the implementation of lean and flow manufacturing techniques.

Englewood, CO (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- JCIT International and CSS International announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement focused on implementing Demand Flow® Technology (DFT), the world's leading technology for the implementation of lean and flow manufacturing techniques.

“CSS International and its staff are simply an excellent organization that has provided effective solutions to manufacturing companies for years,” stated Dean Gilliam, CEO of JCIT International. “We believe our relationship with CSS will provide not only our clients but the manufacturing marketplace in general with another important element of the multifaceted solution puzzle world class manufacturers require to keep their businesses growing, healthy and competitive. All of us at JCIT International look forward to this most valuable relationship.”

JCIT International, the global leader in Demand Flow® Technology provides the most comprehensive lean and flow manufacturing solutions that begin with training and education and include consulting and technology transfer services. CSS International will complement these activities with software and training solutions that will support the deployment and implementation of Demand Flow® Technology.

“The strategic alliance between CSS and JCIT is a perfect solution to customer needs in the global, demand-driven economy,” says Kirk King, CEO of CSS International. “Manufacturing and distribution firms see a mission-critical link between process improvement and enterprise software. Our customers want a return on their investment in business applications. CSS’ partnership with JCIT means that together, we offer a complete business and technology solution.”

CSS International provides process improvement and technology implementation services to manufacturing and distribution companies across the country and around the world. Headquartered in Charleston SC, CSS International specializes in enterprise applications for Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Customer Relationship Management.

JCIT International's portfolio of industry-leading workshops and services along with CSS International’s unparalleled reputation and customer base ensures an economical and practical mapping of the customer's business processes. The close relationship and complementary portfolios of the two companies offer all customers optimal DFT solutions based on best practices and standards, thereby protecting client investments.

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For Additional Information, Contact:
JCIT International
6825 South Galena Street
Englewood, Colorado 80112 USA
Phone: 303 792 8300
Toll-free: 800-457-4548
Fax: 303 792 8311

CSS International
115 River Landing Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Toll Free: 800-814-7705
Fax: 843-849-9650

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Data Quality and Accuracy Not Carried Through to Manufacturer’s Websites

PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- According to a new report from U.K.-based IT consultancy Butler Group Data quality and integrity will rise to the top of the corporate and information technology (IT) agenda in 2005 as organizations discover that they lack the ability to diagnose just how bad their data are. Driven by the needs of external compliance regulations and internal corporate governance requirements, manufacturers must ensure data accuracy, Butler Group points out in its "Report on Data Quality and Integrity."

According to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Website/SEO Marketing (www.key-position.com),”The vast majority of the enterprises will not apply these principles to their manufacturing websites.”

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving towards six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process -- from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service.

Until now, these Six Sigma principles and methodologies have not been applied to manufacturers’ websites. Wenger insists, “The Six Sigma methodology is a way to quantify the effectiveness of a manufacturer’s website in lead generation and conversion to sales.”

Key-Position Web Marketing develops Lean Manufacturing processes to evaluate the degree to which the manufacturer’s website achieves the intended goal, while examining every avenue to drive increase targeted traffic to the site.

On average, Key-Position’s clients experience sales increases of 200% + in qualified web-generated sales leads through this Lean Manufacturing process.

Contact: Corey Wenger
Key Position Web Marketing
800-276-7959

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TR Cutler, Inc. Advertorial Policy Seeks Manufacturing Success Stories

(PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- Manufacturing publication leader, Industrial Connection (www.industrialconnection.net) has partnered with TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com), industry’s leading public relations firm, to offer discounted marketing/communication packages. Industrial Connection readers receive up to 50 percent savings on programs ranging from advertorial placement in Industrial Connection magazine, to creation and distribution of weekly press releases, to the production of catalogs and brochures, to website search engine optimization, to corporate color communication.

“Promotion is essential to ensure success in every manufacturing business. This innovative partnership between TR Cutler, Inc. and Industrial Connection will provide affordable access to creative and effective media outreach for readers’ products and services that in the past have not been promoted due to high costs,” said President/CEO Thomas R. Cutler.

Cutler suggests that a short-term media blitz can quickly raise the visibility of small and mid-size manufacturers. TR Cutler has written more than fifty key articles for Industrial Connection since being named Associate Editor two years ago. This is an advertising/editorial section of the magazine which showcases interesting manufacturing firms in the Southeastern United States, especially Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Senior Manufacturing executives from the region commonly use this section to figure out which manufacturers and software companies they will buy as well as converting the coverage to direct mail and marketing collateral. According to TR Cutler, “PR is not just to heighten media presence; it builds credibility and superb marketing collateral and drives incoming sales inquiries versus pro-active cold calling.”

Increasing Exposure
TR Cutler is especially interested in learning about manufacturers that have been involved in a system implementation project that yielded exceptional results.

Manufacturing software vendors whose product brings economy and efficiency to manufacturers or who have a story to tell about how their company’s work brought accountability to manufacturers is highly desired.

TR Cutler, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection is pleased to offer the Advertorial Program designed to showcase manufacturers and their success stories. Cutler acknowledged, “We know how hard it is for manufacturers to get these stories published. Cutler discourages articles that simply promote consulting successes. However, through this advertorial, great manufacturers and those serving the manufacturing sector in the Southeastern U.S. now have the opportunity to put their stories in front of similar organizations that may learn from the process.”

Each page of the printed article will not be stamped with a "Special Advertising Supplement" notation because Industrial Connection readers are quite savvy and can distinguish between peer-reviewed technical articles and paid advertorials.

TR Cutler, Inc is known worldwide as the leading manufacturing public relations firm having founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium of 1800+ journalists writing about trends and data in the sector. Cutler is the author of the Manufacturer’s Public Relations and Media Guide, and is published in more than 200 manufacturing trade publications annual. Cutler also serves as the Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, the editor of Manufacturing Profiles.

For more information regarding Industrial Connection and TR Cutler, Inc. cost-saving benefits for Industrial Connection readers, please call 888-902-0300

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February 03, 2022

Invistics® Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Technology Association of Georgia names company to top 10 Innovators list.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 3, 2022 -- Invistics, developer of manufacturing performance management software announced this week that it has received its second Phase I award from the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF), bringing total grants from the organization to over $1.2 million.

The NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program once again recognized Invistics' leadership in solutions for manufacturing improvement. "The Invistics solution capitalizes on innovative mathematical techniques that advance the knowledge base of operations research for the benefit of complex manufacturers," says Cheryl Albus, NSF program manager.

In other news, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) recently named Invistics one of the state’s top 10 Innovators in its first annual recognition of companies that have the ability to positively impact Georgia’s economy and promote its image of innovation. "Invistics stands out as one of the companies most likely to positively impact the market with its solution," says Tino Mantella, TAG president.

"We are proud to see Invistics recognized for its contributions to the manufacturing industry and we are honored to receive both these awards," says Tom Knight, Invistics founder.

Invistics Flow Path Management System® is a manufacturing performance management solution that allows high-mix manufacturers such as pharmaceutical companies to apply the latest improvement techniques to environments with constant change and significant variability.

About Invistics
Invistics is the leading provider of manufacturing performance software designed specifically for high-mix manufacturing environments. The Flow Path Management System® helps companies analyze and improve factory performance to achieve significant reductions in inventory while responding more quickly and reliably to customer demand. Utilizing Invistics solutions, customers have achieved over 99% on-time deliveries while reducing inventory by an average of 50% and cutting cycle times by more than half. Developed by experienced manufacturing veterans and leading operations scholars, the Flow Path Management System leverages years of expertise to overcome the obstacles of implementing advanced manufacturing techniques in highly complex environments.

Editors Note: Invistics, and Flow Path Management System are trademarks or registered trademarks of Invistics Corporation. Any other trademarks, company and product names are recognized as proprietary to their owners.

Public Relations Contact:
Tom Knight
Invistics Corporation
5445 Triangle Pkwy., Suite 300
Norcross, GA 30092
770-559-6386

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The log & timber frame home industry produces sales of about 1700 new homes per month throughout the United States equaling sales that have more than doubled to $1.37 billion since 1988. These homes range in size from small hunting cabins of 800 square fe

Cool Shade Plus Protection from Hot Sun, Showers, and UV Rays Top Homeowner’s Reasons, with Convenience a Close Second. But How Do You Choose the Right Awning for Your Home?

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- With gas prices hovering at all-time highs, and election-year travel worries and hassles to consider, the summer of 2004 saw the increasing popularity of home retractable awnings, as people put vacation money back into their homes, and used awnings as a way to create a “backyard getaway” on their own decks and patios.

“In the past four years we have seen exceptional growth in the industry,” says Jonathan Hershberg, President of SunSetter Products, the largest retailer of retractable awnings in the country. “Part of it is a growing awareness of the danger of too much sun and ultraviolet rays, part of it is the comfort and convenience factors, but a great deal of the popularity of awnings comes from the fact that people love their decks and patios, and awnings are a way for them to get the maximum use and enjoyment of their decks, beyond the ordinary patio umbrella.”

Retractable awnings let homeowners control the weather on their own terms. When passing showers threaten, or when the sun gets hot, they unroll the awning for near-instant protection and shade. (Lab test measurements show that it can be as much as 20 degrees cooler under an awning’s canopy.) When they want to enjoy the sunshine, they roll the awning back inconspicuously against the house.

Awnings also offer other benefits that many homeowners appreciate. Because awnings prevent the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors, they can keep temperatures inside the house cooler as well, which saves on air-conditioning costs. They can help prevent carpets and furniture from fading in sunlight. Awnings also provide a sheltered place for children and pets to play, shielded from direct sun.

Some of today’s awnings also offer accessories that can greatly increase the versatility and usefulness owners get from their decks or patios. A Screen Room add-on can easily turn an awning into a virtually bug-free “outdoor room,” side screening cuts down on wind and mist coming under the sides of awnings, and patio lights let people enjoy their decks evenings and nights.

Robust Growth in Awning Usage Nationwide — Despite Some Myths...

The home awning market has shown considerable growth in recent years. But with the advantages awnings offer, why isn't there an awning on nearly every deck or patio? “I think the main reason is a misconception about cost,” says Hershberg. “People seem to think that a good awning must cost thousands of dollars, but in fact you can get a top-of-the-line manually-operated model for just a few hundred dollars, and an unsurpassed quality motorized awning for not much more,” he adds.

“Instead,” says Hershberg, “people go out and buy a patio umbrella set, only to find that whenever the sun shines or the rain falls, there’s not enough room under the typical umbrella for everyone to keep from getting sunburned or wet. In contrast, there’s more than enough space under an awning. You can get an awning that is up to 10 ft. by 20 ft. That’s a lot of shade and protection.

“Homeowners also think that they can't install an awning under low eaves or overhangs, such as those on ranch-style homes or additions,” Hershberg continues, “but it takes less than seven feet of vertical space under an overhang to be able to fit one of our awnings.”

Model Types, Convenience, and Ease of Use.
Today’s awnings come in two basic types: Manually-operated models which are opened by hand, and motorized models which operate by electricity. Each offers its own advantages. SunSetter’s manually-operated models, for example, are designed so that any adult can open and close them easily, without any tools, in just a minute or so. Benefits include low-cost affordability, easy adaptability to almost any deck or patio, and support arms that can be angled back against the house or set vertically on the deck or patio floor. These arms provide extra support and stability which some owners prefer in windy areas such as seacoasts, and increase the awning’s versatility by making the attachment of certain options available.

Motorized Awnings have no vertical supports. Instead, they have retracting ”arms” instead of vertical supports. These arms are operated hooked by cable and to an electric motor, generally hidden inside the roller bar of the awning, which opens and closes operates the awning at the touch of a wall-mounted switch. SunSetter’s motorized model also offers a Remote Control option that lets you open the awning from anywhere, even from inside your home. Motorized awnings are the ultimate in convenience, with classic simplicity and beauty.

Most awnings do not have to be taken down at the end of the summer, They can remain retracted against the house all winter long. Yet they can be removed and taken with you if you move to a new home. (Most homeowners, however, choose to sell the awning with the home as a value-adding feature.)

Awnings such as the SunSetter can be installed quickly and easily over any kind of siding including vinyl siding, brick, and stucco, and on the underside of soffets and overhangs, using brackets made for that purpose. They can also be mounted on fences, garages, and other outbuildings, which makes them wonderfully suitable for use by pools and near permanent barbecue terraces.

Considerations When Choosing an Awning
“I’d look closely at the awning fabric,” says Jonathan Hershberg. “Many fabrics are not 100% waterproof, which can let a fine mist through during a shower. Don’t assume that all fabrics block UV rays. Get one that blocks out 99% of all ultraviolet radiation. Coated fabrics are also easier to keep clean, and tend to hold their color far longer without fading.”

“One note about fabric color that most people don’t realize,” adds Hershberg, “is that awning fabric comes in all sorts of color options, but awnings that are light colored, or go from stripes to a light solid are generally cooler and more efficient than solid, dark colors. Dark colors tend to absorb heat and can defeat the purpose of having an awning for cool shade.”

“A retractable awning is a very low cost investment that provides big returns in comfort, enjoyment”, says Hershberg. It’s almost like getting an extra room on your house. It allows people to expand their living space, and at the same time add value to their home.”

Some Other considerations:
Quality aluminum components, and baked enamel finishes. These help prevent rust, and eliminate painting and maintenance.

Somfy® Electric Motors. If you’re shopping for an electric powered awning, Somfy Motors are internationally recognized as the best in the industry.

Warranty and other indications of quality. A good warranty is generally an indication of the quality and service you can expect from your awning. The SunSetter Warranty, for example, is a 5-Year Limited Warranty. SunSetter Awnings also have been awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, the only awnings to have earned this designation.

Home Trial. Many The highest quality awnings come with a No-Risk Money-Back Home Trial period, some as long as 3 months. This usually indicates a manufacturer that stands behind the design and quality of their product. If you don’t like the awning for any reason, you can get your money back (less shipping.)

Strong customer service after you buy. If you ever have questions after you buy an awning, customer service assistance via a Toll Free phone number and web and email support is a great peace of mind.

Contact Information for sources in this article:
Jeff Stepanik
SunSetter Products
184 Charles Street
Malden, MA 02148

- Manually operated awnings in widths from 7 to 20 ft.

- Motorized awnings in widths from 10 to 18 ft.

To learn more about SunSetter Products, go to www.sunsetter.com, or call 800-876-2340 Ext. 11542 for a free information pack and video without obligation.

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Log & Timber Frame Homes: Not Just Cabins in the Woods Anymore

The log & timber frame home industry produces sales of about 1700 new homes per month throughout the United States equaling sales that have more than doubled to $1.37 billion since 1988. These homes range in size from small hunting cabins of 800 square feet, to palatial homes in resort towns and communities all over the United States.

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- Thoughts of log & timber frame homes conjure up images of backwoods living when America was at its infancy. Log & timber frame homeowners were known as the ultimate self-reliant people living off the land. Well, things have changed dramatically. Log & timber frame homes are now more popular than ever with consumers, architects and designers. In 2003 there were more than 500,000 log & timber frame homes used as primary residences in the United States.

The log & timber frame home industry produces sales of about 1700 new homes per month throughout the United States equaling sales that have more than doubled to $1.37 billion since 1988. These homes range in size from small hunting cabins of 800 square feet, to palatial homes in resort towns and communities all over the United States.

The booming log & timber frame home industry has spawned 400-500 manufacturers in the United States. The industry is broken down between handcrafted homes, built with timbers or logs individually crafted by handheld tools, this accounts for about 20% of the market. The remaining 80% are built with systems built technology and computer aided design.

Consumers with an interest in the log & timber frame industry will be able to attend a new series of shows this year. The Premier Log & Timber Frame Home Show, will open this March in Syracuse, NY, and will allow consumers face to face meetings with log & timber frame home manufactures who can turn dreams into reality.

The upcoming shows are also a large outlet for consumers exploring the industry as a career move. The log & timber frame home show will offer a dedicated seminar Friday of the show for parties interested in selling homes and moving into a niche line of business. The three-day show will have exhibits and the latest log & timber frame home products and have an opportunity to meet a variety of home manufactures and services such as mortgage, furniture, stain, and building companies.

The Premier Log & Timber Frame Home Shows kick off in Syracuse, NY, March 4-6. The log & timber frame home show brings inspiration, excitement and industry-leading advice, making it an event that must not be overlooked. To learn more about Premier Event Productions and the Log & Timber Frame Home Show, please contact: Eric R. Johnson, President - Premier Event Productions, LLC. (800) 745-8120 fax (518) 745-8788

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Organizations Join To Provide Nationwide RFID Education To 43,000 Defense Suppliers

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has selected Productivity by RFID, a leading RFID Consultant, Integrator and Educator, to provide a full day of Radio Frequency Identification education for a nationwide series of seminars. It is estimated that over 43,000 Defense suppliers are impacted by the recent mandate for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) issued by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The policy requires cases and pallets shipped to and within DoD to be labeled with passive RFID tags. Each tag is programmed to identify the shipment contents. An electronic, Advance Ship Notice must precede the shipment.

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 4, 2022 -- RFID Seminars are being scheduled across the U.S. to help defense industry companies and their supply chains become aware of the requirements and implementation timelines. The schedule is as follows (other dates and cities will be announced at a later date):

February 17, 2022 Richmond, Virginia
March 4, 2022 Miami, Florida

Productivity by RFID will be joined by leading vendors of RFID technologies to provide presentations designed to aid defense suppliers in determining their RFID needs. A Department of Defense (DoD) representative will brief the RFID policy and implementation timelines required for compliance. Displays and live demonstrations will further enhance the seminar participant’s understanding of RFID’s role in creating efficiencies and reducing costs while simultaneously meeting DoD mandates. This workshop is not limited to NDIA members. The NDIA is also offering a half-day seminar covering Unique Identification (UID), another OSD mandate. For more information, visit: www.mechanicsofrfid.com/ndia

“Today, the U.S. Department of Defense, Wal-Mart, Target, Albertson’s and Best Buy are mandating RFID in their supply chains and the FDA is strongly urging its use to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Tomorrow, RFID will become the operating norm for manufacturers and distributors in every supply chain,” said Rob Steinberg, President of Productivity by RFID, the Shaker Heights, Ohio based co-producer of the seminar.

NDIA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for high-technology, best-in-class weapons, equipment and support for America’s warfighters and first responders; promote a robust, responsive Government-Industry security team; and provide legal and ethical forums for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on national security issues. The NDIA consists of more than 1,100 corporate and over 33,000 individual members from the entire spectrum of the defense and national industrial bases. For more information on NDIA, please visit: www.ndia.org

Productivity by RFID is a RFID Consultant, Integrator and Educator focused on deploying RFID technology for compliance and to improve productivity and quality in manufacturing and distribution. Productivity by RFID maintains a web site at: www.productivitybyrfid.com

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ExtrusioVinyl & Plastics Co. Inc. & its Division, Direct Window Fashions / Decoration Direct -- Exclusive Wood Grain Technology Patent Granted

ExtrusioVinyl & Plastics Co. Inc. (EVP) receives its patent for its wood grain simulation technology for horizontal blinds

LAVAL, Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- ExtrusioVinyl & Plastics Co. Inc. (EVP) is pleased to announce that its Canadian patent application with respect to veining simulation in extruded resin products has been granted by the Canadian Patent Office. This technology permits a realistic simulation of wood grain coloration nuances in the company’s extrusions, thus rendering a more natural appearance to the product, while retaining the in-use performance superiorities of extruded products over natural wood. This technology is currently being employed in EVP’s extrusions for horizontal window coverings slats, and marketed by its Direct Window Fashions / Decoration Direct division. Please, visit our website at www.decorationdirecte.com

According to EVP Vice-President, Carmine Franco, “This patent is very important not only to EVP but also to the Canadian plastics industry as a whole. Since releasing this new product to the market, inexpensive copies of our technology have rapidly entered the market, distributed by other companies active in the window covering business. These imports are a flagrant violation of EVP’s intellectual property rights and the granting of this patent establishes the legal grounds to protect our domestic manufacturing against the incursions of imports from counties not having to adhere to the same labour standards which we in Canada have come to expect. With this patent now granted, EVP intends to exercise to the fullest extent available its options available to protect the intellectual property developed by its Canadian personnel. The future of Canadian industry depends on its continuing development of industrial technology and patent protection and enforcement are essential weapons in the fight against predatory pricing by importers based on cheap labour economies.”

EVP is a fully-integrated manufacturer of window covering products sold both to fabricators and direct to retailers through its Direct Window Fashions / Decoration Direct division. EVP also extrudes PVC and polystyrene profiles for the building trade and medical tubing through its Med+Plast subsidiary and, as well, provides a custom extrusion service for a variety of companies.

"The statements which are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties."

Contact Information:
EVP Inc.
Carmine Franco
(450) 661-8716, extension 223
www.decorationdirecte.com

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PowerLift MAX Portable Vacuum System

The versatile PowerLift MAX is now available with 50 or 75 horsepower motors. So you get the high performance dependable vacuum cleaning solution you demand.

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- Now get the high vacuum you need to move material fast in an all-in-one package that features 68 cubic feet of storage. PowerLift MAX lets you take control of your production spills and cleanups.

The versatile PowerLift MAX is now available with 50 or 75 horsepower motors. So you get the high performance dependable vacuum cleaning solution you demand.

Its positive displacement vacuum pump attains up to 16" Hg. and actually pulls harder as the hose fills with material. This means PowerLift can pick up material three times faster than vacuums using centrifugal pumps.

Choose PowerLift MAX and benefit from a proven design that will perform for the long term with minimum maintenance.

Exclusive, Effective Filtration System:
A reliable filtration system is essential for trouble-free operation with fine powders. The super-efficient primary filter media won't easily blind, so there is never a drop in performance as the hopper fills. Vacuum fines continuously until the hopper fills without ever stopping the system to clean the filters.

Efficient, first stage “silo fill” primary separator protects against abrasion wear associated with other systems. A large main filter with automatic pulse jet cleaning and surface filtration" type filters are equipped on these models.

PowerLift MAX features the tough DUROFLOW positive displacement vacuum pump with vacuum to 16 Hg, continuous duty. It has a dependable, premium efficiency TEFC motor. Primary filtration efficient to 99.99% @ 0.4 microns with standard automatic pulse jet cleaning 68 cubic foot material storage hopper with fork pockets built-in forklift channels on heavy structural frame. A custom tuned silencer ensures operation below 85 dBa. It is built to be heavy duty, with all steel construction and a robust 74"w x 82"l x 104"h frame. Please visit the following link to vieeew the data sheet.

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NuSil Technology Introduces Pigmented Masterbatches For Liquid Silicone Rubber Formulations

NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently launched its pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- NuSil Technology, (www.nusil.com) a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently announced the launch of it’s pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers. www.nusil.com/tradenews/index.aspx

Targeted for companies serving the healthcare markets, these masterbatches meet Class VI biological testing requirements and are available as unrestricted (may be considered for use in long term implantable applications) and restricted (may be considered for short term implantable less than 30 days or for external applications) versions. “We realized that adding powder-based pigments (for example, titanium dioxide or barium sulfate) to silicone systems can be a messy and inaccurate process”, said Brian Nash, VP Marketing & Sales for NuSil Technology (www.nusil.com). “NuSil’s solution is to add pigment to vinyl functional polymers, creating an easy-to-use “solid/liquid” mass that can be added to elastomer systems”. www.nusil.com

The liquid silicone rubber pigmented masterbatches have a consistency similar to many liquid silicone rubbers. MED2-4800 (unrestricted) and MED2-4900 (restricted) contain 50% barium sulfate and MED3-4800 (unrestricted) and MED3-4900 (restricted) contain 50% titanium dioxide by weight. NuSil designed these products to be pumped by a third line into the dynamic mixing chamber in liquid injection molding equipment. This material can also be easily added by hand to other liquid silicone systems for compression molding (with a de-airing step after mixing).

NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the company’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.

About NuSil Technology www.nusil.com/aboutNuSil.aspx
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www.nusil.com

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February 02, 2022

The BumperBib - Here We Grow Again!

BumperBib Inc has secured Larger Office/Warehouse Facilities in Chatsworth, California. In addition, BumperBib Inc. has added two new sales agencies, and has commenced production in Vietnam.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- BumperBib Inc. is growing again exponentially. BumperBib Inc. has signed a lease agreement for the property located at 9409 Lurline Ave. in Chatsworth, California. The additional space has allowed us to double the size of our operations and has afforded us to carry up to 40,000 units in stock. BumperBib Inc. will move its offices on February 15, 2022

BumperBib Inc. is also proud to announce adding two new Sales Agencies to our team.
Trilogy Sales Group will represent the BumperBib product line in the Country of Canada.
Marketing Solutions Group LLC has expanded domestic sales by extending product reach into 8 additional states.

BumperBib Inc. is also looking to expand distribution and is currently talking to distributors in Australia. BumperBib Inc is also currently looking to add distribution in Europe, and Japan.

CEO, Eric N. Stevens, has returned from Vietnam after negotiating terms with two factories for production of the BumperBib. The first container will be received in Chatsworth, California on April 20th. Working with Vietnam will allow BumperBib to compliment its current production capabilities and maintain current fill rates above 95%.

CEO Eric N. Stevens stated, “We are growing. We are forging into new markets, receiving new orders, and growing responsibly. I feel the most exciting feedback I receive is from our customers, they are happy with the product and word of mouth is spreading. We have meetings set up with quite a few retailers in the next 60 days. This is definitely getting exciting.”

BumperBib Inc., is proud to increase exposure for the four state of the art sized BumperBibs that consumers have demanded to keep their clothes clean and nicks off their back bumper. BumperBib is a new, state of the art product that leaves the mass retailers wanting more. The product is a high quality accessory that attaches simply to the inside trunk of any car and rolls over the back bumper. It’s easy, simple and reaches all Demographics of customers – Moms with Kids, All Family and Active Males. Best part, when you’re done, you roll up the bib and it takes up very little space in your trunk.

Bumperbib Inc. was established in 2003 as a company dedicated to bringing their invention to the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Marketplace. Patent pending Invention, the Bumperbib is the product of efforts by inventor, Eric Stevens to invent a product aimed at protecting the rear bumper and the owners’ clothes when loading/unloading their Automobile or SUV.

Questions or comments maybe directed to
Lorraine Clifton
661-250-0808

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Leaner, Meaner Air Compressors that Won’t Let You Down

Direct-drive technology is now available in the lower horsepower range of air compressors, offering significant power margins while slashing energy and maintenance costs.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- The challenge of containing energy and maintenance costs while ensuring a reliable supply of available air is a prime reason why many industrial users of compressed air are turning to direct-drive electric air compressor systems.

By eliminating moving parts such as belts, gears and pulleys, direct-drive rotary screw air compressors have fewer moving parts; hence, they are less likely to fail or require service or replacement parts. Fewer moving parts also mean added efficiency, which translates into energy savings.

“We were frequently running out of air with our piston compressors,” says Jim Cook, Construction Manager of Pick Your Part, the nation’s leading self-service auto wrecker. “Now we use 25- and 30-HP direct drive units from Sullivan-Palatek to ensure that we can meet our demand for continuous and efficient air availability.”

With nine large yards located throughout California, Pick Your Part has helped to protect the state’s environment by recycling auto parts and ensuring that fluids are disposed of according to EPA requirements.

“We use air-driven tools and pumps to empty vehicles of anti-freeze, motor oil, transmission oil, fluids and gasoline,” Cook explains. “The direct-drive Sullivan-Palatek air compressors have held up to our constant demand for air with very little maintenance.” Pick Your Part also uses compressed air to disassemble motors and to remove motor parts, wheels and tires.

The most popular direct drive air compressors in the 5-60 HP range are manufactured by Sullivan-Palatek®. These small-but-mighty systems provide up to 8% improved efficiency and energy savings over gear- and belt-driven models, often resulting in saving thousands of kilowatt-hours of electricity per unit annually.

Cook says 25 HP Sullivan-Palatek compressors are standard with Pick Your Part, although the firm recently installed the 30 HP model at its 64-acre Sun Valley, CA location. “We use such a high volume of air at that location that we now have installed a lead-lag (dual) system there. The additional 30 HP we get from the new unit gives us the necessary power margin - added working room - plus added efficiency and economy.”

One of the design advantages offered by the Sullivan-Palatek system results from the use of larger airend assemblies, which results in slower turning rotors, hence improved air compressor system operating efficiency. The manufacturer takes pride in providing extended service life and higher pressure using lower horsepower.

Established in 1984, Sullivan-Palatek manufactures electric and diesel driven high performance rotary screw air compressors along with a complete line of accessory items which include air dryers, filters, remediation systems and construction air tools.

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PAXcam USB Microscope Camera Sales up 89% in 2004

MIS, Inc. announced today record sales growth for the year-ended December 31, 2004. PAXcam USB Microscope Camera unit sales for the period rose 89% compared to the year 2003

Franklin Park, IL (PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- MIS, Inc. today announced record sales growth for the year-ended December 31, 2004. PAXcam USB Microscope Camera unit sales for the period rose 89% compared to the year 2003. This record growth comes on top of last year’s 46% increase for the PAXcam family of microscope cameras (www.paxcam.com). PAX-it Image Database software and Image Analysis software (www.paxit.com) unit sales were also up substantially compared to the previous year. MIS has just concluded its 16th year of operations.

Chris Jahns, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing noted, “2004 exceeded even our own aggressive expectations. The year ends as yet another record year for the PAX-it and PAXcam product lines. With the introduction of our 4 new USB microscope cameras we have rounded out the PAXcam family and we will be adding more camera models in 2005. The marketplace has responded fantastically to the new PAXcam models, which include PAX-it software for databasing and analyzing the images. We are encouraged that we grew so substantially in 2004. Our year-over-year success demonstrates that our team has indeed created several PAXcam options that are powerful and cost-effective solutions for imaging applications in industry, life sciences, pathology, forensics, law enforcement and so many other areas”.

Seth Grotelueschen, Founder and CEO, commented, "2004 wraps-up as the most successful year in the company's 16 year history. Our huge growth across all of our application sectors, and our ability to quickly establish PAXcam as the leader in microscopy imaging cameras is a credit to the fine team of professionals here at MIS, and to our selling partners around the world. We have a great line-up of new products in the pipeline that will extend this growth into 2005 and beyond. Our streak of double-digit growth remains in-tact, and likely to continue”.

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The BaerMarketingNetwork.com of Cary, NC Announces the Release of www.LAMetalPolishing.com

Elgin, IL based L.A. Metal Polishing Works, Inc. teamed up with BaerMarketingNetwork.com of Cary, NC for the creation of a new user friendly and informative website. The new website promotes their industrial metal polishing and buffing services.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- LA Metal Polishing's new industrial website was officially launched on January 31, 2005. LA Metal Polishing had no previous website and was eager to establish a presence on the internet to help promote their company to both new prospects and to existing customers. The new website features their industrial metal polishing and metal buffing capabilities.

The new website loads quickly and the visitor knows immediately what the website offers. It gives the visitor a very quick and comprehensive view of what LA Metal Polishing is all about. The website is well optimized for search engines with good content containing pertinent and highly searchable keywords for industrial metal polishing and metal buffing. It also has good geographic keywords so it will rank well on searches using geographic indicators for the greater Chicagoland area.

For more information about L.A. Metal Polishing of Chicago, please visit www.LAMetalPolishing.com.

For more information about industrial websites and industrial internet marketing, please visit www.BaerMarketingNetwork.com

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Middle Easts Largest Steel Pipe Tube Manufacturing Facility Eyes North American Marketplace

Our focus is to expand into the GCC region followed by a second phase of pushing into the North American marketplace via alliances, aquisitions, and partnerships.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- ADPICOs International Director, Feisal Hammude says his company’s plans of building this enormous, modern facility are to essentially set a new standard in the Middle East Region. Over the past few years we have been quietly building and producing the largest steel mill facility in the UAE, and with our parent group will be the largest in the Middle East Region.

The aim is for a two prong approach. First a major thrust in the GCC region followed by a second phase which consists of pushing strongly and expanding into the North American marketplace. A primary focus for us is of course the U.S marketplace considered one of the largest consumers of steel in the world, quotes Feisal who was brought on board to spearhead this campaign from his previous position as VP at Salam Ogilvy Consultants an Intl North American consulting firm.

ADPICO represents a new era in steel manufacturing. Quality is what sets us apart from the rest. We believe in producing steel of the highest quality while emphasizing employee safety and care for the environment. Feisal say’s that his company aims to set a new standard in the region. The company chairman Mr. Rastami is an industry leader with a clear and concise vision of what needs to be done. The plan is devised, we have a mandate, and we are now ready to strategically execute it says Feisal.

Profile: Company has already started production from November, 2004, ADPICO’s production facilities comprise approximately 800,000 square meters at the new Mussafah industrial park in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

With production capacity of 2 million tons, ADPICO will be amongst the world’s largest producers of steel tubes, profiles and line pipes for the oil and gas sector.

ADPICO brings over thirty years of experience as a member of the Safa Group of companies. Today Safa Group has four main production facilities: Saveh Rolling, Safa Rolling (Saveh, Iran), ADPICO (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.) and Alpha Steel (New Port Wales, U.K.).

In the past three years Safa Group has undertaken enormous expansion plans in the Middle East and Europe. By 2006 Safa’s product lines will cover the whole spectrum of products, with the ultimate production capacity of almost 13 million tons making it the world leader in the transformation of steel.

Through decades of experience we can draw on awareness and understanding of manufacturing requirements. Our mission is to deliver superior value by providing the highest quality products at the lowest production cost, utilizing the most advanced manufacturing machinery and serving clients at every level from engineering to sales in order to meet their requirements and objectives.

Feisal Hammude
Director International Sales & Marketing
ADPICO
2001 Twin Towers, Banyas Street
P.O Box 6236, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971-4-222-2970
Fax: +971-4-222-3307
www.adpico.com

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February 01, 2022

Packing Slips and Material Handling Automated by New Labeling Technology

Premier Print’s labeling technology makes parcel material handling easy with Auto Pack List, a patented system to automate packing slips and shipping labels while increasing shipment accuracy and workplace efficiency.

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Premier Print’s patented Auto Pack List vastly improves warehouse distribution with its automated packing slips and shipping label system. A case study on the system was recently discussed in the November 2004 Print Solutions Magazine.

The Auto Pack List is an industry breakthrough designed to dramatically increase profits while eliminating the manual bottleneck in traditional shipping methods. This innovative labeling system is ideal for high volume warehouse distribution as it can automatically print and apply packing slips and shipping labels on at least 20 variable height boxes per minute.

The Auto Pack List labeling technology improves shipping accuracy and efficiency and eliminates labor by automating manual tasks such as printing packing slips and placing them in plastic sleeves. It outperforms 10 manually operated manifesting stations, allowing labor to be distributed elsewhere.

“All I need is someone to throw a box on a conveyor,” said Bruce Raming, Inventor of the Auto Pack List and sales manager of Premier Print.

The labeling system is controlled by hardware and software that prints and applies a confidential packing list onto the box and then prints and applies a shipping label directly on top of the packing list in real time. The packing list remains confidential even though it is adhered to the outside of the box. The system then scans and verifies both the packing list and the shipping label to ensure they were affixed to the correct carton, utilizing true print and apply automation.

The shipping label has an outer-perimeter adhesive border around a non-adhesive center section that can be easily removed by pulling a die cut zipper. Once the shipping label is removed, the confidential packing slip is exposed. The packing slip is designed similarly to the shipping label and can be easily removed. Paper-only packing lists for record keeping purposes. Static Terms and Conditions can be pre-printed on the back of the shipping label and the packing slip.

The Auto Pack List labeling system intrigued a large, well-known multi-billion dollar computer manufacturer who worked with Raming’s system integrator through a six-month sales cycle. The integrator can combine the system with any end user’s existing software. After installing the system, the manufacturer was able to reassign eight employees per shift per conveyor line to other tasks. Pleased with the results, they immediately placed additional orders for more systems. Raming’s success with this major computer manufacturer has opened doors with similar large sized companies.

“Let me tell you how my life has changed,” Raming said. “Someone says to me they want to buy a million labels. That’s a small order.”

For more information on Auto Pack List packing slip labeling technology, including a six minute CD-ROM video presentation, samples, and ROI analysis, visit www.AutoPackList.com or contact Bruce Raming at 800-648-3677 extension 2713.

About Premier Print
Premier Print is a Chicago-based company that specializes in printing and distribution with unconditional commitment to high quality work and customer satisfaction. They consistently translate new technology into competitive business advantages for their clients. Premier Print has reinvented warehouse distribution with its Auto Pack List system.

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Largest Metal Casting Exposition Scheduled for St. Louis, April 16-19

The largest metal casting trade show is scheduled for the St. Louis, MO America's Center, April 16-19

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- CastExpo '05, the first joint exposition of the American Foundry Society (AFS) and the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), will be held at America's Center in St. Louis, MO from April 16-19

This historic event will be the largest metal casting exposition in North America, showcasing the latest research, the newest technology and the most current process information. Industry officials are projecting attendance for the four-day event to be in the 12,000 to 15,000 range, including significant overseas participation.

"Cast metal products represent the very backbone of our automotive, appliance, telecommunications, defense and construction industries," says NADCA President Daniel L. Twarog. "CastExpo '05 will explore the new approaches and advanced methods that are helping to keep our industry at the forefront of manufacturing productivity."

More than 300 exhibitors will display the latest and most innovative metal casting equipment, products, supplies and services. Educational sessions will include over 150 technical and management presentations, with experts from around the world addressing new technology, creative production practices, ongoing research and successful management tools.

Exposition attendees may also see applications of the latest technology through six plant tours scheduled at St. Louis-area companies. They may also help honor industry award winners at several recognition events, including the AFS & NADCA Recognition Luncheon. At the luncheon, the Technical and Management Divisions of AFS will recognize members for outstanding achievement with Division and Best Paper Awards, and the Howard Taylor technical achievement and the Ray Witt management awards will be presented. NADCA will recognize the Best Congress Paper, Instructor of the Year and Technical Committee Member of the Year recipients.

Based in Wheeling, IL, the Chicago area-based North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) represents the world's most effective die casters creating the world's best cast products. Working with a North American die caster guarantees innovation, integrity, accessibility, and reliability.

For more information, visit www.castexpo.com.

Contact:

Norwin A. Merens
NM Marketing Communications
847.657.6011

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Securing Vital Communications to Protect Against Cyber Attacks

Real threats of malicious physical and cyber attacks on electrical systems make their protection and security more important than ever. An innovative device called a serial encrypting transceiver effectively locks out any attempt to eavesdrop on the data stream and blocks control commands from attackers.

Pullman, WA (PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), a leading manufacturer of protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering equipment, announces the SEL-3021 Serial Encrypting Transceiver, designed specifically to protect existing and new communications links between power control centers, electrical substations, and generating plants.

Instrumentation and control systems operate and monitor critical infrastructure components. Today there are real threats of malicious physical and cyber attacks on these systems, making their protection and security more important than ever.

An attacker, for example, can secretly monitor sensitive information on data links, or send messages to operate equipment or change settings. Attackers could steal data that would identify biggest customers, usage patterns, delivered power quality, and production rates, or to identify physical targets. Worse yet, imagine the problems they could cause by commanding breakers to open or close, machines to stop or start, and gates or valves to open or close.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and electric utilities are concerned about attacks on the systems that monitor and control the electrical power grid. The SEL-3021 protects critical infrastructure from attack and complies with industry requirements and recommendations. It uses encryption and session authentication, and locks out unauthorized control.

The SEL-3021 has low latency, making it ideal for systems that require time-critical communication, such as SCADA, metering, and protection. This “bump-in-the-wire” solution allows easy installation in existing links.

The SEL-3021 is designed to meet Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 security requirements. It meets or surpasses utility and industrial environmental requirements.

SEL offers unmatched local technical support, a worldwide, ten-year product warranty, and a commitment to help you make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. More information is available at the SEL website, www.selinc.com/secure

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AXIOMTEK Announces Pentium M SBC Addition To 5.25-inch Petit Board Family

Computing Platform Offers DualView, 4 COM Ports; PCI-X, PC/104+ and Mini PCI Extension Interfaces and Serial ATA-150 Support

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced the latest addition to its 5.25-inch Petit Single Board Computer (SBC) product line. The new AXIOMTEK SBC83810 SBC is ideal for an array of applications and systems requiring high-bandwidth, low-power and low-thermal embedded computing. The Petit SBC is powered by an Intel® Pentium® M processor with Intel 855GME852GM Graphics Memory Controller Hub and 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub core logic chip set and is equipped with multiple I/O features for maximum system design flexibility and performance

“The SBC83810 uses the latest in Intel’s micro architecture and extends AXIOMTEK’s Petit product line to meet the evolving needs in systems development,” said Kit Chui, AXIOMTEK Product Director. “Perfect for communications, transaction terminal, interactive client, and industrial automation applications, the SBC83810 is intended to meet our customers’ current and future demands in advanced processor embedded computing.”

The SBC83810 SBC architecture delivers the flexibility, performance and high scalability required for today's cutting-edge embedded computing applications. The board comes complete with an onboard Intel Pentium M processor; the Intel 855GME852GM and 6300ESB core logic chipset; a DualView LVDS LCD interface; 4 COM ports; PCI-X, PC/104+ and mini PCI Extension interfaces; with support for Serial ATA-150.

Optimized for a 400 MHz system bus, the SBC83810 is a complete integrated computing platform solution for manufacturers, software developers and system integrators seeking fast deployment of next generation systems to maximize their competitive advantage while minimizing development time and costs. As a value-added service to SBC83810 customers, AXIOMTEK offers its eSmart™ custom integration services to further reduce development times. In as little as 30 days, AXIOMTEK’s professional engineers will perform custom integration work on the SBC including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded O/S support, customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader and utilities as required. The end result is a PC board tested, validated and ready for mass production, while customers are free to concentrate on their own core competencies in software development and systems integration.

AXIOMTEK 83810 SBC Features:

- System
- CPU: Default with Socket 478 for Pentium M and Celeron M processors for 400 MHz FSB
- System Memory: 1 x 184-pin DDR DIMM max. up to 1GB
- Chipset: Intel 855GME852GM + 6300ESB
- BIOS: Phoenix-Award 4Mbit with RPL/PXE LAN Boot ROM, SmartView and Customer CMOS Backup
- SSD: Compact Flash Type-II Socket
- MIO: 2 x PATA-100 IDE, 2 x SATA-150 IDE, 1 x FDD, 1 x PS/2 K/B, 1 x PS/2 MS, 4 x COM (3 x RS-232; 1 x RS-232/422/485), 1 x LPT, 1 x lrDA
- Ethernet: Realtek RTL8100C Fast Ethernet controllers; optional with RTL8110S Gigabit Ethernet
- Audio: AC’97 Codec Audio
- USB: 4 x USB 2.0 ports via box header for wiring solution

Display
- Chipset: Integrated Intel 855GME/852GM GMCH
- Memory Size: Max. up to 256MB frame buffer sharing system memory
- Resolution: Single or DualView Display Mode: CRT / 1600 x 1200; LVDS LCD / 1280 x 1024
- Output Interface: CRT connector for DAC output; Dual LVDS LCD with 6/8-bit channel mode

Pricing and Availability
The SBC83810 is available immediately with pricing dependent on customer’s required configuration. The AXIOMTEK 5.25-inch Petit product line now includes eight SBCs and seven riser cards.

About AXIOMTEK
Founded in Taiwan by a group of young and aggressive engineers in 1990, AXIOMTEK has been acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies for diverse and market niche solutions in a wide array of industrial and embedded applications. Since the company’s establishment, it has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs, product quality and exceptional customer service. Today, AXIOMTEK offers a wide range of products including Industrial Computer Chasses and Workstations, Super Slim Panel PCs and HMI Solutions, Data Acquisition Systems, Single Board Computers from 386 to Pentium II/III, PC/104 Modules, Embedded Computers in every conceivable form factor, CompactPCI systems and more. AXIOMTEK employs an international distribution network with tracking and inventory control located in Taiwan, USA, China and Germany to ensure rapid delivery of customer orders. The company can be found on the Web at www.axiomtek.com

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TR Cutler to Provide Extensive Manufacturing Book Reviews in Industrial Connection Magazine

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Industrial Connection, the monthly manufacturing magazine serving the Southeastern U.S. manufacturer, will include an extensive review of important manufacturing books in the remaining 2005 issues (March - December.) Associate Editor, TR Cutler, will include author profiles, photos, book cover photos, and ordering mechanisms for the 15,000 senior executive manufacturing readers.

February 1, 2005--According to leading manufacturing journalist and Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, TR Cutler, "Manufacturing books rarely get the attention they disserve and it is about time that our readership knows about some of the important manufacturing books."

Industrial Connection, (www.industrialconnection.net) the monthly manufacturing magazine serving the Southeastern U.S. manufacturer, will include a detailed review of important manufacturing books in the remaining 2005 issues. TR Cutler, will include author profiles, photos, book cover photos, and ordering mechanisms for the 15,000 readers.

According to Cutler, "We are going to extensively cross-promote those books with a massive 30 day media public relations blitz to drive sales to offset the advertorial fee. We did this with my text and more than 20,000 units were sold in the first year of publication."

TR Cutler, Inc. is the largest manufacturing public relations firm worldwide. TR Cutler is the author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide as well as the founder of the 1800 member Manufacturing Media Consortium. TR Cutler, Inc. just celebrated a 7 year mark and TR Cutler was rated the number 1 manufacturing journalist in the United States. TR Cutler serves as Associate Editor for Industrial Connection, editor of Manufacturing Profiles, spokesperson for the ETO (Engineer-to-Order) Institute (www.etoinstitute.org)and authors more than two hundred feature manufacturing articles each year.

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“Must Have” Manufacturing Software Features are Unnecessary According to Rocky Smolin

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- In today’s marketplace, the dynamics of enterprise software continues to evolve. With each new step in the evolutionary process, the information technology mix becomes more complicated for organizations of all sizes. With virtually every new technological shift, a series of “must have” enterprise applications find their way to the market, each designed to address a specific, critical need.

According to Rocky Smolin, Founder of E-Z-MRP, “The must-have enterprise applications are unnecessary and far too costly for most small manufacturers with fewer than 100 employees. The reality is these companies need affordable manufacturing software that allows them to efficiently manage their inventory and manufacturing process.”
Smolin’s E-Z-MRP customers are enabled to better manage the manufacturing business and leverage investments in MRP System within one month and do very nicely without all the bells and whistles often touted as critical.

E-Z-MRP was first released under the DOS operating system in 1985, and achieved great success and widespread use with hundreds of customers around the world. The system has been successfully implemented in a wide variety of small manufacturing companies such as medical instrumentation, appliances, automotive, pharmaceutical, woodworking and furniture construction, spraying systems, orthodontics, and firearms, as well as finding use as an instructional aid in universities. It works just as well in job shop or build-to-order environments as in build-to-stock or build-to-forecast operations.

A bonus Incentive for new E-Z-MRP customers will include national press release distribution announcing the acquisition of the program. This special program ends on March 31, 2005.

Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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Medical Device Manufacturers Urged to Apply Six Sigma Rules to Manufacturer’s Websites

This week it was announced that the first Medical Device Puerto Rico trade exhibit and technical conference will be held on February 7th and 8th.

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- This week it was announced that the first Medical Device Puerto Rico trade exhibit and technical conference will be held on February 7th and 8th. Accredited short courses will include Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, yet according to Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Website/SEO Marketing (www.key-position.com),”The vast majority of buyers and suppliers from leading medical-device companies will not apply these principles to their manufacturing websites.”

Six Sigma is a disciplined, data driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving towards six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process -- from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service. Until now, these Six Sigma principles and methodologies have not been applied to manufacturers’ websites. Wenger insists, “The Six Sigma methodology is a way to quantify the effectiveness of a manufacturer’s website in lead generation and conversion to sales.”

Key-Position Web Marketing develops Lean Manufacturing processes to evaluate the degree to which the manufacturer’s website achieves the intended goal, while examining every avenue to drive increase targeted traffic to the site.

On average, Key-Position’s clients experience sales increases of 200% + in qualified web-generated sales leads through this Lean Manufacturing process.

Contact:
Corey Wenger
Key Position Web Marketing
800-276-7959

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