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March 31, 2022

Chinese Sourcing Company Sinotrading.us to Offer Search Engine Strategy Seminars for Asian Companies Looking to Expand Their Presence in the U.S. via the Internet

Sinotrading.us will sponsor half-days seminars in Gunagzhou, China to teach Companies how to achieve marketing success in the U.S. through through e-commerce strategies and search engine optimization.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Sinotrading,us, an American owned and operated import/export (sourcing) company, will begin training translators, web developers and company executives from Chinese manufacturing companies how to market in the complex world of e-commerce. Attendance at the first seminar will be limited to the first 50 companies that request a space.

Chinese companies did some $60 Billion dollars worth of e-commerce generated trade last year and it is expected that the figure will rise by 25% in 2005.

Many Chinese companies are losing Internet business because they believe that just having a large number of visitors to their site will increase their ranking. The seminar will teach them many of the 100 factors needed to gain a strong position in Internet search results.

Sinotrading.us will hold its first training sessions for Chinese manufacturing companies who wish to become a part of the growing trend toward online import/export trade. The seminars will begin in Guangzhou, China April 29, 2022 from 9-12 AM. The seminar will teach attendees the fundamentals of American Search Engine Optimization and how to achieve high ranking in the World's most search important engines like MSN, Yahoo! and others.. The workshops will take place at the world famous White Swan Hotel in Gunagzhou. The White Swan is a internationally celebrated 5-star hotel with world class meeting accomodations.

The seminar is for companies with or without a website. Special information will be available to participants who are frustrated with their placement in U.S. search rankings and would like to learn how to improve their staus at a minimal cost. All sinotrading.us search engine customers have, so far, found themselves placed in the top ten search results in their manufacturing areas. Sinotrading.us is top ten ranked many keywords such as: Chinese manufacturing, Chinese Outsourcing, Chinese prototype manufacturing on engines such as Yahoo! and MSN.

Sinotrading,us is an American firm dedicated to assisting companies achieve success in outsoucing the buying and selling (outsourcing) of products through the Internet. Sinotrading deals with companies of all sizes but, especially seeks to assist emerging and smaller firms looking to become more competitive in the Internet marketplace.

Sinotrading.us will also now offer editing, web design, ad copy assistance, search engine optimization and cultural consultation services to China based manufacturing firms who hope to capture part of the growing market for product outsourcing worldwide.

Cost for the seminars will be $20.00 US or 150 RMB.

To learn more about the seminars and to receive an Internet invitation please visit http://www.sinotrading.us and click on "conference." Information is available in English and Chinese.

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Networx Wins Four-Way Pitch to Build Senior plc Website - The Global Engineering Group

Networx http://www.networx.co.uk, the new media company have been selected to design and develop a new global web presence for engineering company Senior plc http://www.seniorplc.com, who have operations in 11 countries.

London, UK (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Networx http://www.networx.co.uk, the new media company have been selected to design and develop a new global web presence for engineering company Senior plc http://www.seniorplc.com, who have operations in 11 countries.

Networx won the competitive pitch based on their proven ability in the key areas of:
- Architecture of an intuitive information system to successfully encompass the diverse functions of the global business.
- Design of a global content management system to keep content updated, whilst not requiring special training.
- Clear understanding of the corporate business in terms of developing an online presence with visual impact and high quality values.

The website will function as a hub for delivering key financial data and information about Senior plc products and services to their worldwide clients. Comprehensive financial information provided by Hemscott will be integrated into the website by Networx.

Andrew Bodenham, Group Company Secretary at Senior plc explains, “After completing a thorough review of agencies, Networx was selected because of its creative ideas and strong technical ability. Networx quickly understood Senior's requirements for its re-designed website, and will design a website that more fully reflects Senior's capabilities whilst conforming with accessibility and usability requirements.”

“The website will have a Content Management System (CMS) developed by Networx, enabling personnel based in various international locations, to add and update products and Senior plc company information,” concludes Bodenham.

Martin Huxford, Managing Director at Networx says, “The Senior plc website project is especially exciting for Networx as it draws on our unique experience, gained from nearly 10 years of developing technology and design for global corporate businesses.

Corporate visual design and development of bespoke content management technology have always been at the heart of Networx services - we created our first major content managed website for HSBC Markets in 1996.”

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Builders and Apartment Owners Turn Trash Into Cash

Waste management company adds $456,000.00 in value to local apartment complex.

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- In collaboration with JV Manufacturing Continue to save builders, existing office and apartment building owners thousands of dollars every month by installing an industrial trash compactor at the site. Cash Flow Equipment is a national Bellevue Washington-based sales-service-company that Specializes in analyzing waste expenses to determine if any business that produces an inordinate amount of trash would benefit by installing a trash compactor.

Investors and builders have learned of the value that one of these machines can add to their real estate investment. Recently purchased and launched by Jeremiah Roberson, he seeks to foster national understanding of how waste expenses unlike other utility costs are NOT always fixed. "What better way to add cash flow to the bottom line than to reduce what has been perceived for so long as a fixed utility expense," said Jeremiah Roberson, president of Cash Flow Equipment. "These machines give builders and investors the opportunity to increase property values by increasing N.O.I.” “With the way property values have been negatively affected with high vacancy and huge concessions, investors have been forced to really look at all expense categories to maximize their investments. ”Ecologically, these machines make total sense by putting roughly 5 times less mass of garbage into our landfills.

The average industrial trash compactor has a 5 to 1 compaction ratio. This ratio varies depending on the type of garbage being compacted. Recently, waste analysis performed on 16 apartment buildings in Seattle show an average increase in cash flow of $20,000 per year by installing a trash compactor. Savvy investors can easily place a $333,000.00 increase in value to their investment by using a 6% cap rate, which is about what investment real estate is trading for today.

The apartment complex that had $456,000.00 in value added, almost did not install a compactor and here was their reason: The property manager told cash flow equipment that installing a trash compactor was not in their budget. Even after providing the property manager with a proposal showing monthly added cash flow of over $3,000, the response was still “it’s not in the budget”. The solution was a lease to own plan that could be paid off at any time with no penalty. The property was able to completely install a trash compactor with no upfront cash and start saving over $3,000 per month. This machine paid for itself in less than one year. Educating builders, property managers and investors of this (money machine) is the business of Cash Flow Equipment.

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Intechra, SalvageSale Announce Strategic Alliance; Companies to Offer Computer Equipment Recycling and Global Remarketing with Data Security, Liability Protection

Intechra, a pioneer in commercial electronics recycling and refurbishing, and SalvageSale, Inc., the extensive online auction and services provider for worldwide commercial salvage and corporate end-of-life assets, today announced a strategic alliance that will offer secure and environmentally responsible recycling and remarketing services to corporate customers for their idle computer equipment.

Carrolton / Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Intechra, a pioneer in commercial electronics recycling and refurbishing, and SalvageSale, Inc., the extensive online auction and services provider for worldwide commercial salvage and corporate end-of-life assets, today announced a strategic alliance that will offer secure and environmentally responsible recycling and remarketing services to corporate customers for their idle computer equipment.

The announcement follows the successful implementation of this offering for a $20 billion energy service company.

For Houston-based SalvageSale, the alliance will enable the company to continue to provide its insurance and industrial customers with critically important expertise and services. Intechra, in turn, gains a new global channel – SalvageSale’s powerful online auction marketplace – for remarketing refurbished computer equipment and parts.

Daniel S. Parsley, chairman and CEO of SalvageSale, Inc., said the alliance will enable his company to tap into the growing global market for IT asset disposition services.

“Our clients – property and casualty insurance companies and Fortune 1000 industrial and manufacturing companies – face serious issues of data security and environmental liability related to their IT assets, and they’re looking to us to provide a solution,” Parsley said. “It made sense for us to partner with another company, like Intechra, whose expertise and reputation for integrity complement ours.”

Founded in 1987 as Resource Concepts, Inc., Intechra’s customers include the largest global computer manufacturers and a significant portion of the Fortune 500 companies. At its 193,000 sq ft facility in Carrollton, TX, near Dallas, Intechra provides the full spectrum of IT asset disposition services, including fail-safe data destruction, investment recovery and responsible recycling with liability protection.

“All companies and organizations face serious liability issues related to data security and environmental impact,” said Cindy Brannon, president and CEO of Intechra. “We provide the services, documentation, and indemnification they need to eliminate those risks.

“Intechra and SalvageSale share a global vision of the asset disposition marketplace. Our complementary services and expertise, and our transparent processes will appeal to customers worldwide. The optimal recycling program for electronics is refurbishing and remarketing,” she said.

About SalvageSale, Inc.
SalvageSale, Inc. is the leading online marketplace and services provider for the insurance industry and corporate end-of-life assets. By combining comprehensive services and leveraging the Internet to increase transaction transparency and efficiently access a global universe of buyers, SalvageSale has dramatically improved recovery results for sellers of commercial salvage goods, as well as corporate, end-of-life assets. SalvageSale is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has offices in New York, Sacramento, CA and Columbus, OH. SalvageSale also has global representatives in London, Singapore, Antwerp and Rotterdam. Visit www.salvagesale.com.

About Intechra, LLC
Intechra, LLC, privately held, is a leading supplier of commercial recycling, asset refurbishment and data destruction solutions within the electronic equipment industry. Founded in 1987 as Resource Concepts, Inc., Intechra pioneered electronics recycling at the dawn of the personal computer age and was one of the first to sign the “Electronics Recycler’s Pledge of True Stewardship” sponsored by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. With its patented recycling equipment, award-winning processes, and global channels for product reuse, Intechra remains the pre-eminent provider of comprehensive asset disposition services in this rapidly evolving industry. Its data security and destruction solutions surpass stringent standards adopted by the Department of Defense and each client is fully indemnified against any future liabilities related to data security and environmental disposal.

Intechra is based in Carrollton, TX, near Dallas. Visit www.intechra.com.

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Softco Releases S-MAN 7 Upgrade for Deploying Autocad 2006 based Platforms

Softco Engineering Systems Inc. has released S-MAN 7 which upgrades both its S-MAN Advance Systems, and its S-MAN Add-on Packages to include implementation of the latest Autocad 2006 based platforms.

Victoria BC, Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- With the release of Autodesk's Autocad 2006 based product family earlier this month, Autocad user's need to be aware of many new system variables and xml based menus in Autocad 2006. S-MAN 7 serves the needs of Cad Manager's and users by providing the details and new tools for accommodating the latest technology within your cad management procedures. For example, you can tailor the S-MAN Cad Manual documents for your industry application and convert them to PDF. Then you can either replace or add the PDF to the S-MAN Cad Management menu so it is accessible to all of your cad users over your network. Documentation upgrades and system variable resets for Autocad 2006 based platforms, easier tutorials for cad managers, and pulldown menu access to your company cad manuals are some of the highlights provided in the S-MAN 7 upgrade.

Softco Engineering Systems Inc. is the originator of the product category "Standards Manager", developing S-MAN specifically to solve problems with drawing exchange and to assist CAD Managers, Engineers, Architects, and Drafters to standardize and increase production from their AutoCAD systems for their respective practice.

S-MAN helps designers eliminate trial and error in setting up Autocad systems and fast tracks your implementation of Autocad software at a fraction of what it would cost to design an expert implementation on your own. S-MAN 7 also saves you implementation costs when you upgrade to Autocad 2006 based platforms. For more information, contact Softco toll free at 1.888.811.9994 or visit http://www.softcosys.com.

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EHS Managers are Increasingly Appreciated by Their Organizations, Enviro.BLR.com Survey Finds

Environmental health and safety managers are perceived as doing a valuable job by their employers. The bad news is that only half of those taking part in BLR's survey report that they regularly communicate the business value of their environmental or safety activities.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Environmental health and safety managers are perceived as doing a valuable job, with 75% of the 470 respondents in a Business and Legal Reports, Inc. online survey agreeing with the statement that their organizations see the value in their EHS activities. The trend is positive too, with 77% reporting that expectations for EHS have increased over the past 5 years. Full results of the survey conducted by Enviro.BLR.com – Making State Environmental Compliance Easier – may be downloaded at http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS7

If increased EHS stature is the good news, however, the bad news is that only half of those taking part in the survey report that they regularly communicate the business value of their environmental or safety activities, or that they have a formal process for measuring EHS performance.

“The profession is growing in stature, and recognizes that it needs to manage toward business drivers,” said Clare Condon, managing editor of BLR’s environmental products. “The response to BLR’s survey shows that EHS professionals need to complete the cycle by finding out how to communicate the value of their environmental and safety activities to upper-level management,” Condon commented.

When asked to relay their biggest on-the-job headaches, 24% of the EHS managers surveyed listed paperwork and red tape, 14% referred to problems getting upper management buy-in, and 27% reported problems with employee training and compliance. Encouragingly enough, more managers say that their budgets are increasing (38%) than decreasing (20%).

To address these growing needs in an era of increased responsibilities, BLR’s Enviro.BLR.com provides regulatory activity tracking, plain-English analysis of EHS regulations, detailed training meetings, checklists and forms, and access to its team of expert attorneys and practitioners for 1-day compliance answers.

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

Contact:
Environmental Managing Editor Clare Condon
e-mail protected from spam bots
860-510-0100 x 2240

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Vantage Agora Helps Furtune 500 US Company Save Multiple Millions By Collaborating With Low Cost Indian Manufacturing Company

Vantage Agora a contract manufacturing company, collaborating with low cost Indian manufacturing companies, has helped save millions to US companies. Vantage Agora is helping other companies here in the US market save money by being a "one-stop-shop" for saving through outsourcing.

(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Vantage Agora is formed with a mission of saving US manufacturing 25% off their operating costs. Vantage Agora is contract manufacturing company with strong relationships & quality supply base with low cost countries like India. Vantage Agora prides in effecting 25% savings to their customers.

Mr. Harsha Chaturvedi, Co-founder & Director Operations said, “We are excited about the value we bring with such a strong manufacturing supply base to our customers. We are very proud to affect dramatic effect costs savings here in the United States. We have a strong delivery capability, processes & the best supply base in low cost countries like India. Manufacturing Component Outsourcing to India is an extremely effective way to keep US businesses growing & competitive with the rest of the world. Vantage Agora allows our customers to gain these values without the hassles of outsourcing. We certainly believe that our US based customers will see a substantial cost savings with our service in the times to come”.

Vantage Agora has got one of its Indian manufacturing partners a multi year manufacturing component contract. This was the result of a very intense process of supplier qualification based on world-class quality requirements. The contract was awarded after several reviews & approved by cross-functional teams. Vantage Agora orchestrated the entire concept of manufacturing machined parts, to customer relations, pricing negations & other logistical tasks.

Teams from Vantage Agora worked very exhaustively across the ocean, 24x7 in ensuring success in all fronts. Different time zones, business styles & cultures very addressed effectively & efficiently, giving the customer value & confidence.

About Vantage Agora Inc.
Vantage Agora is in the pursuit to serve US customers as a contract manufacturing company with Indian supply base in the Manufacturing Component Outsourcing space. Vantage Agora specializes in assisting companies in reducing their cost of Manufacturing by outsourcing to low cost countries like India. The services offered by Vantage Agora include outsourcing consulting, end-to-end project management, source selection, engineering coordination, engineering technology (ET) services, market research, quality assurance, logistics, legal, all leading to dramatic cost reduction. Product specializations are tooling, injection molding, casting, metal stampings, precision machining, micro-hybrid devices, forging, mechanical assemblies, & electromechanical assemblies.

For further information, please contact: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Online Advertisers Can Finally Track Total Video Commercial Views

Ever Wondered If You Could Track How Many Times A Video Commercial Was Watched? Video Solutions From KOTW Enables Advertisers To Know How Many Times Any Given Online Video Ad Was Watched.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- KOTW, a broadcaster of enterprise video solutions has what it takes to track how many minutes any online streaming video was viewed.

With KOTW's solutions, a streaming video of any length can be placed on any web page and viewed instantly without waiting for it to download or buffer first. The same video can also be placed in any email message which plays immediately once the email is opened. Multiple videos can also be included in a "container" within an email message, offering the recipient a selection from which to choose.

According to The Online Publishers Association (OPA), a recent study of online video viewing concluded that consumers have a strong positive reaction to online video ads. Seventy percent of respondents said they had seen a video advertisement online, and 44% said they had taken some action as a result of seeing that ad. Specifically, 34% checked out a Web site, 15% requested information and 14% went to a store to check out a product. Most significantly, 9% said they made a purchase and 3% said they bought a subscription as a result of an online video ad.

"We provide advertisers with a measurable method of delivering their clients' products and services to the business world and consumers alike" said Michael Murray, President of KOTW. "Each year millions are spent on print, radio and television ads without ever knowing if the intended target ever saw the ad. By enabling advertisers to track how many times a particular online ad was viewed increases the effectiveness of advertising expenditures” he added.

As the demand for internet video commercials rises, more products and services will be offered directly to consumers. "In the case of our video emails, since the videos are not email attachments, people are less concerned about viruses and more likely to open them. And, since there is nothing to download, all videos arrive as small text files which do not compromise hard drive storage space." cited Murray.

KOTW also offers live video broadcast in a 640X480 format. Other applications include training, customer service compliance, concerts and much more in a standard 320X240 format.

As internet accessibility migrates to faster connection speeds, industry experts feel that consumers are ready to visit internet websites for products advertised on television and KOTW appears to be poised to be a major player in the online video market.

About KOTW Inc.
Michael Murray, a computer programmer with 28 years of experience and one of the first ISPs in Pinellas County, Florida created KOTW which specializes in providing enterprise video solutions such as:

- High Quality Internet Broadcast (640 X 480)
- Web Conferencing - up to 20 participants
- Web Meetings - up to four participants.
- Video Recording Studio
- Video On Demand
- Web Seminars
- Video Email

To view samples of KOTW's videos, visit http://www.kotw.net or contact:
Adrian Da Silva
KOTW.NET
727-458-2154

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Are You Getting Lean Fast Enough

How can a company gauge whether it’s getting ahead or falling behind in its Lean manufacturing initiative? Are we doing enough? Are we getting the results we need? One place to start getting answers to these questions would be to “benchmark” your improvement track record to some general Lean performance criteria to get the thought process of the entire management team into action.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) March 31 2005 -- Lean expert Mike Donovan, managing partner of consulting firm R. Michael Donovan & Co., believes many manufacturers are turning to Lean manufacturing techniques to drive out waste and dramatically improve cycle time, productivity, inventories and delivery. “Although Lean manufacturing can achieve significant cost savings in the form of reduced inventory costs and improved productivity, the more significant strategic advantage comes from revenue building opportunities as customers respond more favorably to lower cost, flexible and responsive manufacturers.”

Many companies are feeling the pressure to more aggressively pursue Lean manufacturing processes to avoid the risk of losing business to lower cost and faster performing competitors. These days, the competition is coming from all directions including the Far East or other areas with very low labor costs.

Manufacturing companies have sought to meet various business performance challenges by focusing internally, hoping to correct faulty processes by applying Lean manufacturing techniques to bring about needed changes. However, many of these Lean initiatives never achieved what they could and should have, primarily because many so-called Lean manufacturing efforts go only part way and fail to consider the need for comprehensive internal and external business process changes including policies, attitudes, performance measurements, peripheral business practices, organizational behavior, and supporting information technology. For most manufacturers there are still plenty of performance improvement opportunities.

For companies that are trying to become Lean, a real challenge is figuring out where they stand and where to go next in their pursuit of excellence. Donovan suggests that a simple self-assessment can get these companies at least thinking in the right direction. “Company executives should have the entire management team candidly and realistically answer the following questions and then discuss their answers to benchmark performance improvement progress:

1. Have we reduced our total order to cash cycle time by at least 50% over the past 3 years?2. Have total inventories decreased by at least 50% over the past 3 years?
3. Do 99% or more of our orders reach customers as they requested?
4. Our supplier base has been reduced by 2/3 or more over the last 5 years?
5. Our supplier lead times have been reduced by 50% or more over the past 3 years?
6. Have we reduced scrap, rework and warranty costs by at least 50% over the past 3 years?
7. Has our cost to produce decreased by 20% or more over the past 3 years?
8. Have we reduced our cost of quality by at least 50% over the past 3 years?
9. Have we reduced direct material costs by at least 10% over the past 3 years?
10 Have we reduced our product development cycle time by at least 50% over the past 3 years?

If you answer no to any one of these critical questions, it’s a solid indicator that you’re not progressing ahead as fast as you should be. Manufacturers with the best value-centric offers for their customers including flexibility and responsiveness will easily gain more market share in the future as customers push for better supply chain performance from their suppliers. The total “cost of ownership” for materials and products will become more and more of the guiding metric for astute buyers.

The successful and most profitable manufacturers will diligently and aggressively pursue Lean manufacturing as a prerequisite to getting the weak links strengthened in their entire supply chains from beginning to end. Within a few years, companies that have not achieved Lean supply chain management to drive out the unnecessary costs, time and other waste so they can deliver high quality, best value products at lightening speed will run a very high risk in customer retention. Remember that it is likely to take most manufacturers a number of years and a lot of effort to fully apply all Lean principles to achieve the excellence in a supply chain where it becomes a competitive advantage. It is important to realize where you are on the journey and keep your efforts focused on the overall objectives. Fully assessing and quantifying your Lean progress may be just the right catalyst to accelerate the pace of your business improvement.

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Engineer-to-Order ERP Experts to Meet in Dearborn May 9 - 11

Engineer-to-Order ERP Experts to Meet in Dearborn May 9 - 11

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.


The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

•Job Costing Redesign
•Contribution Reporting
•Redesign
•Mfg. Part Processing
•Project Reserved Inventory
•E-BOM
•3D CAD/PLM/Document
•Management
•Financial Enhancements
•Encompix CRM
•Time & Material Focus
•Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Reduces Overall Lead Time

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Reduces Overall Lead Time

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.
By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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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Engineer-to-Order ERP Rationale Explained

Engineer-to-Order ERP Rationale Explained

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1) Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2) Ability to integrate with Inventor
3) Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business
The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Small Manufacturers Avoid Costly On-site Training in Material Resource Planning

Small Manufacturers Avoid Costly On-site Training in Material Resource Planning

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Small manufacturers face the same challenges as larger manufacturers without the financial depth to resolve the same issues. The result has been that some of the technologies that allow mid-sized and larger manufacturers to achieve efficiencies have been out of reach for the smaller manufacturer until now.

Rocky Smolin, President of Beach Access Software and maker of E-Z-MRP. Smolin emphasizes that E-Z-MRP, “was designed to be used by people who do not have degrees or certification in manufacturing systems. It requires no on-site training or consultation. And it has cut the standard 18-month MRP implementation cycle to as little as 18 days”. 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 is a physical inventory function, a purchase order module for printing purchase orders and a capacity planning module which reports work center loading and activity based on the user’s cost labor routings. Priced at $2995, the E-Z-MRP system is a fraction of the cost of systems with similar power and capabilities. It will run on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000 or Access XP to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

For more information, and user testimonials, visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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Datacraft Solutions’ Leads Lean E-Kanban

Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).


Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean
At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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Embin Technologies Announces its Future Strategy

Embin Technologies, one of the best Embedded Solutions Providers announces its future strategy towards Industrial Automation & Technology Domain.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2022 -- Embin Technologies, one of the best Embedded Solutions Providers announces its future strategy towards Industrial Automation & Technology Domain.

Embin Technologies in a continuing effort to provide innovative technology solutions to global Embedded community, has centered its focus into Product Design consultancy & Technical Consultancy to provide flexible and wide range of solutions to the today's Automation & design requirements & to help clients build innovative products and achieve their business ideas.

Embin Technologies since inception been able to achieve the recognition of being a force to reckon with, in the Indian Embedded industry & has a spotless track record of consistently delivering workable robust solutions by adopting innovative approaches and remaining committed to quality, processes and outstanding technological prowess.

“As the total automation business to process industries worldwide is projected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.7 percent over the next five years & the market is forecasted to be over $60 billion by 2008, we have already developed our competence to accept the challenges from process industries all over the world.” Says Mr. Sameer Shah, CEO and Managing Director, Embin Technologies. “Over the years, through technology driven business process transformation initiatives, we have mastered the processes, methodologies, approach, mindset and infrastructure needed to overcome the challenges of providing the latest & the best technology to its clients. “

Embin specialize in reducing costs for our customers and improving productivity, reliability, quality, speed and agility. Over the years, Embin has leveraged their position in the global market with an enviable list of clients and a phenomenal growth rate achieved through Embedded innovation, dedicated teams and timely implementation of solutions.

Media Contact:
Mr. Amol Kadam

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LatchTool PowerCylinder™ Named a Top 100 Product of the Year by Design News Magazine

The LatchTool PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that turns pounds into tons, was selected by Design News Magazine as one of the best 100 products of the year in its March 7th issue.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 30, 2022 -- The LatchTool PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that turns pounds into tons, was selected by Design News Magazine as one of the best 100 products of the year in its March 7th issue. Design News is a Reed Business Information publication serving design engineers. This group of engineers defines the $900 million plus U.S. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) market, a group that produces just about every new product that hits the market.


As an OEM component, engineers now have the ability with the PowerCylinder to add the features of hydraulic power to their product designs without the weight, size, complexity and cost of a hydraulic system.

LatchTool predicts their PowerCylinder will find use as a power boost for hand and power tools and the ability to add strength to prosthetic limbs and a variety of uses where conventional hydraulic power is just too heavy and expensive. The National Fluid Power Association has petitioned the National Science Foundation on behalf of its members to fund $18 million in research at select engineering colleges to develop compact and efficient fluid power technology.

LatchTool CEO Bob McPherson says "Clearly, the fluid power industry recognizes that its technology cannot satisfy the insatiable demand for smaller, simpler and less expensive components and products. There is a huge gap between the force and displacement fluid power can deliver and that delivered by electrically driven systems. But the electrical systems are catching up. The PowerCylinder spans this gap, effectively offering fluid power at the end of a wire. Here the company sees a plethora of applications such as automobile breaking, power steering, robotics, automation and aviation.

"A hundred years ago, the Wright Brothers took their first flight and look where we've ended up. The LatchTool PowerCylinder has just begun, but it won't take a hundred years to see how big an impact the PowerCylinder is about to make."

Company Information:
Bob McPherson
LatchTool Group
14760 Cherry Hills Place
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
USA
Phone: 719-488-8800
FAX: 719-488-0939
www.latchtool.com

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March 30, 2022

Industrial Equipment Users Discover Energy Efficient Direct Drive Air Compressors

Foregoing belts and gears, direct-drive air compressor systems yield electrical cost savings of up to 8%.

Michigan City, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 30, 2022 -- As upper management achieves increased productivity from its headcount by mandating 40-hour-plus workweeks, today's facility managers now stand equally responsible for upping an organization's bottom line by seeking increased energy efficiency from plant equipment. In a case of "doing more with less," plant engineers are increasingly turning to direct-drive electric air compressor systems that extract greater power out of every single watt, raising the bar for efficiency in industrial equipment.


Recent innovations by manufacturers such as Sullivan- Palatek, a manufacturer of direct drive rotary screw air compressors, allow an array of manufacturing and processing plants to profit from greater energy savings in their electric motor-driven pressurized-air operations.

The efficiency benefits of these new-technology air compressor systems stem from two important design improvements. Primarily, the Sullivan-Palatek compressors utilize a direct-drive rotary screw, which eliminates unnecessary moving parts such as belts, gears and pulleys, reducing the parasitic losses attributed to belts (4-8% loss) and gears (3-5%). Secondly, these compressors employ larger rotors in the air-end assemblies that, in effect, offer a "higher displacement" so they turn slower while producing an equivalent amount of cubic feet per minute of air than smaller units.

"You get more air, at higher pressure, using less horsepower, with the newer direct-drive compressors," says Steve Van Loan, President at Sullivan-Palatek. "Other electric air compressors, particularly in the 5-100 hp range, are belt or gear driven. However, by omitting the unneeded gears and pulleys you can reduce drive-line friction and improve energy efficiency from 3-8%."

As an example, manufacturers requiring a specific amount of air flow for a given process can use a direct drive rotary screw air compressor that only requires 100 hp, as opposed to needing a belt or gear-driven system that might require 112 HP to produce the same amount of air. For a compressor running 24/7, the savings can amount to over $7000 annually, figured at the DOE national average of 8.6 cents per kWh.

Sullivan-Palatek manufactures industrial equipment such as electric and diesel driven high performance rotary screw air compressors.

Steve Van Loan
e-mail protected from spam bots
(800) 438-6203

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Summa Design Announces Continuing Expansion with Opening of Far East Operations Office in Shanghai, China

Summa Design, contract design firm focused on the medical device industry, today announced the opening of their new Far East Operations office in Shanghai, China. The new office extends Summa Design’s reach into the rapidly expanding Chinese market.

Montrose, CO (PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Summa Design, contract design firm focused on the medical device industry, today announced the opening of their new Far East Operations office in Shanghai, China. The new office extends Summa Design’s reach into the rapidly expanding Chinese market.


“We are excited to be able to leverage Summa Design’s unique expertise to launch several new initiatives in the largest untapped market in the world,” said Jon Ferris, President & CEO of Summa Design. “Demand for better medical equipment is driving the Chinese market and will increase as the country modernizes to provide healthcare to a population of nearly 1.3 billion people. Our new office will act as a liaison between Chinese medical device companies and their U.S.-based counterparts. We will be facilitating introduction of U.S. devices into Chinese distribution and also helping Chinese medical device companies introduce their products into the U.S. and European markets.”

With one of the fastest growth rates in the world, the Chinese medical equipment market was estimated at $10.6 billion in 2003 and growing at 15% per year. China has more than 300,000 health institutions countrywide including more than 60,000 hospitals.

"Standard of living as well as the elderly population continues to increase steadily in China. Chinese government reforms are aimed at promoting better access to basic health care through increasingly open markets for foreign devices," noted Mr. Ferris. "Our staff in China will be working closely with the State Drug Administration of China on importation and registration of new U.S. devices being introduced.”

The Company
Summa Design is a privately-held company based in Colorado. Their clientele includes medical device companies in need of engineering resources and includes large, established companies as well as small start-ups. The company provides an unparalleled range of services in the industry, including engineering design and development services, marketing, sales, distribution, and FDA and international regulatory consulting. Summa Design is the first contract design firm to offer an industry-leading “VC Partner Program©”, which promotes relationships with venture capital companies and allows Summa Design to introduce start-up clients to funding sources.

Visit their website at www.summa-design.com for more information.

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Ask a Human Resource Question – Get an Instant Answer: Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Launches InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com

InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com is a powerful new HR web tool that gives instant answers to any HR question – state or federal. At this newly launched web site just type in your question, BLR’s powerful search combined with XML database delivers an instant, relevant result.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- This new HR website could radically change the way today’s harried human resource managers research the confusing compliance and policy questions they face every day. At Instant HR Answers™, HR managers simply type in a question and get an instant answer. Business & Legal Reports, Inc. is pleased to announce this new service, a cost-effective replacement to calling a lawyer or consultant, or plowing through confusing state and federal labor regulations.


InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com offers several easy ways to find answers to difficult regulatory questions. The simplest method is to just type in the question and search. A combination of proprietary search technology linked to BLR’s extensive HR content, written in plain English and enriched in XML, instantly returns a choice of answers ranked by relevance. HR professionals can also browse by human resource topic or by state to find previously asked questions and answers. And subscribers can always count on personal answers from BLR’s editors by email – within 1 business day.

BLR’s HR managing editor Susan Prince said about the new release: “It’s very exciting because there has never been a service like this in the human resource space before. Sure the search and XML technology are what makes it work – but the big excitement is what a powerful tool this is – how it delivers instant, accurate answers to difficult questions.” Prince continued: “Instead of poring through pages of regulations to find the relevant answer (and know where to start), you simply ask a question and immediately get a targeted answer.” Instant HR Answers™ is a much better alternative than competitive lists of HR Q & As or FAQs, because these rarely address the specificity of the user’s question.

BLR is offering a free trials of InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com at the website. And as a convenience to human resource managers, the firm is offering a free download of a Special Report on one of the most-questioned HR regulations of all time, “Top 100 FLSA Overtime Q & As” at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS9

About BLR
Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contacts:
BLR: John Brady
860-510-0100 x159

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Infinium Architectural Walls Launches “Uni-Mountable, Press-Fit” Interior Office Wall System

Infinium Office Wall Systems are better for our environment, are lower in cost, and are easier to install because of uni-mountable, press-fit design.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Infinium Architectural Wall Systems has re-defined movable walls by combining its patented “Press-Fit” technology with its newly developed “Uni-Mountable” technology. “Uni-Mountable” technology combines the simplicity and speed of unitized, modular wall panel systems with the convenience and accessibility of demountable wall systems.


Most pre-fabricated wall systems are designed for specific wall functions such as executive offices, managerial offices, glass fronts, technology integration, shop floor offices and even clean rooms. The challenge was to integrate all of these application characteristics into a single wall system.

“We weren’t going to limit our customer by providing just a demountable system or just a unitized system. We were going to provide the best features of both”, said Shawn Gaffney, Founder and President of Infinium Architectural Wall Systems.

“After listening to our customers’ and viewing their businesses as a whole we were faced with the challenge of developing a single system that met numerous requirements. They needed a system with few parts and pieces that installed rapidly and provided easy access for technology. They also wanted the system to provide a variety of aesthetic choices and design options to project the correct company image while meeting the functional needs of their entire business.”

Combining its patented press fit technology with uni-mountability, Infinium developed a unitized, demountable full height wall panel system consisting of only seven parts that meets the requirements of the entire building interior, is lower cost and is better for our environment.

“By blending the two technologies we now have a single platform with only seven components that can be used on the production floor, in the computer room, executive offices, managerial offices, conference rooms and clean rooms, continued Mr. Gaffney. One system that serves the general and specific needs of our customers.”

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Duquesa Marketing, Inc. Hired to Launch Patented Satellite Dish Accessory Products

Duquesa Marketing, Inc. is a marketing and small business funding consultant consortium. The Company works extensively with small companies, entrepreneurs and inventors to create product development, sales channels, funding and licensing opportunities. Roof Top Patriot has developed two patent pending accessory items for use on millions of satellite receiver dishes seen on rooftops all over the world.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Duquesa Marketing Inc. has been appointed by Roof Top Patriot, Columbus, OH, to handle all aspects of it’s proprietary Satellite Dish Television accessory products development, production, marketing and license efforts.


Duquesa Marketing, Inc. is a marketing and small business funding consultant consortium. The Company works extensively with small companies, entrepreneurs and inventors to create product development, sales channels, funding and licensing opportunities. The ability to provide a comprehensive resource center minimizes risk, accelerates sales timelines and greatly reduces launch expenses for clients.

Roof Top Patriot has developed two patent pending accessory items for millions of satellite receiver dishes seen on rooftops all over the world. Before the introduction of Roof Top Patriot’s decorative and functional products, these receivers were a necessary eyesore. Roof Top Patriot will offer the first ever opportunity to personalize, decorate and improve reception for users of satellite television services.

“We have a high standard we require for new products and clients to meet”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing, Inc. “These satellite receiver products have no, zero competition, offer tremendous up-sell opportunities and continuing income streams for licensors. Roof Top Patriot will be on millions of receivers in coming months”. Affinity logo’s, team and NASCAR licenses are being negotiated.

The Roof Top Patriot items were tested in central Ohio with great success. Duquesa Marketing, Inc. is currently negotiating United States and international licenses for exclusive rights.

Contact: Geoff Ficke
859-442-5834
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Duquesa Marketing, Inc.
112 Wessex Place
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075
www.duquesamarketing.com

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Diapers are Rising to a New Level for Both Children and Adults

The diaper industry is reaching a new level of innovation driven by this newly introduced producted - The Draw String Pamer.This product is as absorbent as the conventional diaper, but is quicker and easier to take off and dispose of. It eliminates potential messes, leaving users feeling clean and fresh.

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- People who use diapers often have to go through a hassle when handling these items. Franklin Keith McLeod thought of a product that would make life easier on said individuals: The Draw String Pamper.

The Draw String Pamper uses unique features to introduce convenience for individuals in need of diapers. This product is as absorbent as the conventional diaper, but is quicker and easier to take off and dispose of. It eliminates potential messes, leaving users feeling clean and fresh. This item is scented to suit a user’s needs, reducing strong unwanted odor and providing much needed peace of mind. The Draw String Pamper is ideal for both men, women and children, and is affordably priced to appeal to a wide market of consumers.

This original idea is now being made available for licensing to manufacturers interested in new product development, especially in the personal hygiene industry. Mr. McLeod is hoping to have The Draw String Pamper in full production and available to the public within the very near future.

Additional information about The Draw String Pamper can be obtained by contacting the Publicity/Press Department of Invention Technologies, Inc. at 1-800-940-9020 ext 285 or at e-mail protected from spam bots. Invention Technologies, Inc. is a Coral Gables, Florida based company that is handling the publicity and public relations for The Draw String Pamper.

Note: This information is offered as a human-interest story about the inventor and conception of the idea. Neither this release nor any publication of it constitutes disclosure of functional or structural details of the invention.

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Time & Material

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Time & Material

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

- Job Costing Redesign
- Contribution Reporting
- Redesign
- Mfg. Part Processing
- Project Reserved Inventory
- E-BOM
- 3D CAD/PLM/Document
- Management
- Financial Enhancements
- Encompix CRM
- Time & Material Focus
- Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
- Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
- Learn about version 9.3
- Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
- Input your ideas into future product development
- Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
- Network with your peers in your industry
- Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595. Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
- Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
- All special events
- Breakfast Wednesday
- All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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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ETO ERP Leader Encompix goes Live at LMC April 2005

ETO ERP Leader Encompix goes Live at LMC April 2005

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lindquist Machine Corporation (LMC) builds custom machines for U.S. and international customers. For over 50 years, LMC has been solving customers' problems in industries such as food, printing, paper, film, construction, and power tools. Unlike many other ETO companies, LMC does not always design its products. Their primary focus is to partner with their customers to build custom machines to their customers' designs. LMC fills a need in the marketplace where companies do not have the capability or capacity to build their own machines. LNC plan to go live with Encompix in April 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066
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American Manufacturing Jobs in China Prove Boon For Chinese Version of American E-Z-MRP

American Manufacturing Jobs in China Prove Boon For Chinese Version of American E-Z-MRP

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Rather than resisting the movement of American manufacturing jobs to China, Beach Access Software founder and maker of E-Z-MRP, Rocky Smolin has developed a Chinese version of his best-selling program to address the overwhelming demand for manufacturing systems there.


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

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Datacraft Solutions’ President Sam Bayer Reviews E-Kanban

Datacraft Solutions’ President Sam Bayer Reviews E-Kanban

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).


Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kaban is not Efficient and not Lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.

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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Decreases Errors and ReWork

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Decreases Errors and ReWork

(PRWEB) March 30, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.
By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots. Encompix 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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March 29, 2022

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Solutions Are Manufactured From 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets Announced That Garage Storage, Garage Cabinets, And All SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Solutions Are Manufactured From 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood. In 27 Years Of Cabinet Making, SLIDE-LOK Has Experimented With Cabinet Making Materials And Found That 100% Plywood Produces The Best, Longest Lasting Storage Solutions – Go “Wild about Wood.”

(PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets Announced That Garage Storage, Garage Cabinets, And All SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Solutions Are Manufactured From 100% Long-Lasting, Durable Plywood. In 27 Years Of Cabinet Making, SLIDE-LOK Has Experimented With Cabinet Making Materials And Found That 100% Plywood Produces The Best, Longest Lasting Storage Solutions – Go “Wild about Wood.”

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) March 29, 2022 - SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets announced that their Garage Storage, Garage Cabinets, and all SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Solutions are manufactured from 100% long-lasting, durable Plywood. In 27 years of cabinet making, SLIDE-LOK has experimented with cabinet making materials and found that 100% Plywood produces the best, longest lasting Storage Solutions.

“Years ago, we experimented with other materials including particle board,” said President, Gary Smith. “And every year, we test the new particle board, and all the other components that are used on the market today. I guess you can say that after the tests, we at SLIDE-LOK are Wild about Wood.”

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Solutions – Garage Cabinets, Garage Storage Cabinets, Office Cabinets, Panty Cabinets, and Work Benches from 100% Plywood have “produced the results we are seeking,” said Smith, “garage storage solutions that last and last.” “Fact is,” says Smith, “plywood is just stronger than other competitive products that are manufactured from particle board and other components.”

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets tests used, competitive cabinets made from other components, including particle board. “And the old cabinets are easy to test because we are replacing so many that are made from particle board, and other components, with the new SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets. And sometimes,” joked Smith, “we volunteer, as a courtesy to our customers, to take the old used ones away for testing.”

SLIDE-LOK has found through those tests that the old garage storage cabinets fail in most uncontrolled environments, like the garage, because most manufacturers today tend to use an inexpensive, low density, low pressure particle board - even when the manufacturer states these cabinets should only be used for interior applications. So unless your garage is inside your home, makeover your garage with plywood, long-lasting, durable plywood that combines the flexibility of a modular storage system designed by SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets http://www.slide-lok.com. And that combination has produced the fastest growing Garage Storage Dealer Network in the United States and Canada.

So now is the time to decide on your extreme garage makeover. Chose the tested, durable, modular, SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage System manufactured with 100% Plywood, not particle board, and that includes plywood sides, face frames, and concealed European hinges. All this is crafted with the strongest joint in the world, the patented SLIDE-LOK Dovetail Joint that is far stronger than any other type of dowel, screw, nail or toggle.

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets is “Wild about Wood” so invest in a long-lasting, durable, 100% Plywood Garage Storage Solution from SLIDE-LOK for Garage Cabinets, Garage Storage, Office Cabinets, Pantry Cabinets, and Workbenches.

SLIDE-LOK Garage Storage Cabinets has Dealers across the United States and Canada, and Smith wants to remind you that even when you do not see a SLIDE-LOK Dealer in our 43 state Dealer Network -- SLIDE-LOK is continues to seek Dealers Applications in Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, more in Texas and New York, and across the United Sates and Canada -- Smith reminds you to be “Wild about Wood.”

So be “Wild about Wood” no matter where you live because other components are heavier – not stronger than wood; they do not support their own weight after a few years in the garage; these components are impacted by moisture and humidity so they tend to sag, and when doors are attached with a screw – “you are going to have a screw loose somewhere,” that is unless your are “Wild About Wood.”

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places all those garage storage items in order, and anywhere but on the floor of your garage where every open space is precious. SLIDE-LOK has developed the most unique storage solution available on the market today for the garage, home, and office. SLIDE-LOK is a series of Modular Garage Cabinets and Storage Cabinets. The modular SLIDE-LOK System consists of 8 basic cabinets that are can be mixed, matched, and stacked. This means that even when your storage space looks like a jig saw puzzle with one piece missing, you can develop a SLIDE-LOK Storage System that combines all the pieces of your puzzle into your perfect storage solution regardless of the configuration of your storage area.

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LEDs’ Real Advantages

Solid State Lighting – the New Generation of Lighting Manufacturing LEDs, Standard LEDs, Super Flux LEDs, LEDs’ Lifetime, LEDs’ Advantages

(PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- Rough and compact in comparison to conventional light fixtures; LEDs can be used in different applications. As light emitting diodes are entering the lighting industry more and more each day, and most of the people are still not very familiar with LEDs’ advantages and (yes!) disadvantages, a brief info about these illuminating fixtures needed to be written, in order to help potential customers to get a fair idea about what they buy...



When people decide to buy a LED lamp they will consider what all that the manufacturers are telling about their products: saving energy and reducing costs, long life, no heat and so on. But is this true? Are LEDs really so efficient? What are the real advantages of such light sources? Where is it proper to use them and where not? In order to get these answers, let’s take a look at LEDs’ real advantages.

Solid State Lighting (SSL) is what one may consider a new wave or a new generation in lighting technology as it brings a few advantages when we take into account the ways of procurement, installing, use and replacement of luminaries. SSL is supposed to be safer, environmental friendly, long lasting, flexible, energy efficient and cost-effective. When it comes to LEDs there are few characteristics to underline: a large choice of colours including RGB and a small size – so they can be embedded into tiny spaces in appliances thus giving flexibility in designs for illumination and not only; light weight and low power consumption. These special characteristics are what manufacturers point out in most of the cases, but almost all of them avoid telling how exactly LEDs should be exploited to bring real advantages.

The constant competition between famous LED manufacturers like Nichia, Cree, Lumileds, Toyoda Gosei, General Electric, Osram and many more, leads to progress and one thing is certain: LEDs and LED fixtures are taking over the traditional lighting (that includes high intensity discharge lamps, fluorescent and incandescent sources) and new high performance light emitting diodes are constantly developed.

Solid State Lighting – the New Generation of Lighting
Solid-State Lighting is the youngest lighting technology, and by now it is believed to be more efficient than incandescence and fluorescence. The efficiency is not related to the lm/W effectiveness, but this idea has a solid base if we consider that SSLs produce light at or near the visible spectrum as a result the emitted light can be utilized straight or with minor conversion. Fluorescent luminaries do not produce usable light directly – in such light sources the root is UV produced by an ionised gas inside the tube. This is transformed to visible light by phosphors coated on the inside of the tube, phosphors that will absorb the ultraviolet rays.

On the other hand, incandescent lights spend most of the energy they require in generating heat – only about 5% of the discharge being the light we see. LEDs convert approximately 25 to 35 % of the energy to light, while the rest is heat. So LEDs do produce heat, but the light they dispense is what experts call “cold light” – light near the visible part of the spectrum.

The main challenge for LED manufacturers is the efficiency of light emitting diodes versus traditional lamps when used for illumination. In this case white light is needed and white LEDs were only recently developed and the question is if they will ever be fit to create lamps that give off bright light, natural in appearance and economic. At the moment there is no such thing as an inexpensive LED lamp for illumination because producers need to overcame a very important aspect: the cost per lumen. While traditional incandescent light bulbs cost about a dollar per kilolumen, LEDs cost about 200 or more.

Expenses need to be reduced if we consider that LEDs are also inefficient when it comes to performance measured in lumens per watt. Conventional sources are able to emit 10 to 100 lm/W while LEDs achieve only 25 lm/W – producers do hope that by the end of 2007 they will be able to achieve 75 lm/W.

High power LEDs are presently developed but they do face other manufacturing problems related to the poor heat dissipation (which will decrease the LED life) and so on.

So when you consider purchasing LED lamps for illumination, think twice. LEDs are simply not ready (YET) to replace traditional lighting for all applications. A few years from now on… maybe they will achieve the desired qualities, as science is constantly developing new items, each better than the previous ones. But nowadays LEDs cannot compete with traditional light fixtures when it comes to lumen output. The natural question that follows these affirmations is: than why are LEDs considered economic? Because, as a matter of fact, they are… if used wisely.

Manufacturing LEDs
In SSL, to manufacture light emitting diodes, there are used both organic and inorganic semiconductors, therefore we can “split” the light sources attained this way in two categories: LEDs – inorganic semiconductors and OLEDs – organic semiconductors.

Light emission from inorganic semiconductors was initially observed by Henry Joseph Round who was the first scientist to observe a phenomenon called electro luminescence in a piece of Silicon Carbide (SiC) in 1907. The research was soon abandoned because the emitted yellow light was too dim. In 1962 a team from General Electric conducted by Nick Holonyak demonstrated the first light emitting diode and only six years later commercial LEDs were introduced on the market as indicator lamps (655nm red - gallium arsenide phosphide GaAsP) by Monsanto and in electronic displays by Hewlett-Packard.

In the 1980s the use of Gallium Aluminium Arsenate Phosfide (GaAlAsP) led to the first generation of super bright LEDs, first in red, than yellow and finally green. Later on, in the 1990’s, a combination of Indium Gallium Aluminium Phosphide (InGaAlP) was used to produce ultra bright LEDs red, orange, yellow and green.

Ultra bright blue Gallium Nitride (GaN) LEDs arrived in the mid 1990s, with Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN) LEDs producing high-intensity green and blue shortly thereafter.

The blue chips were the base for white LEDs – to obtain white the emitting blue chip is coated with fluorescent phosphors (one of the manufacturing procedures). The same procedure is used to create other colours such as aqua or pink.

Standard LEDs
So far is clear that in order to manufacture LEDs inorganic semiconductors are needed. The composition of an LED is quite simple: generally a square diode chip is encased in a special epoxy, plastic, resin or ceramic housing. This tiny chip is mounted in a “cup” that will “mirror” the light produced by the passage of electrons in the semiconductor central part via the conductor material. A typical LED has two pins one longer than the other. The longer pin is the anode, or the positive segment, while the short pin is the cathode.

The LED housing can have different sizes or shapes which, along with other factors such as the size of the LED chip and the distance between this one and the epoxy lens and the shape of the reflector cup, will determine the viewing angle of the emitted light beam.

The combination of chemical elements used to produce the diode chip, along with the energy expanded to generate each photon, determine the wavelength, therefore the colour of the light. LEDs are currently available in the entire spectrum starting with the near infrared to the recently produced ultraviolet.

LED light is generally monochromatic – when only one chip is used. Multicolour LEDs are made by incorporating two or more different colour chips in the same epoxy package. Speaking about multi chip technology, another procedure of attaining white light is given by the three-chip technique – in which case white light is a mixture of the three primary colours: red, green and blue, blended in the right percentage.

The red, green and blue chips are mounted in the same package but can be individually controlled thus allowing different colour mixtures and the creation of other colours. RGB LEDs are used more and more today in the entertainment industry due to their ability to mix colours and create different light effects.

Super Flux LEDs
The four-pin design gives Super Flux LEDs a very important advantage over the traditional two-pin light emitting diodes: neither shock nor vibration will harm the LED or disconnect it from the electrical contact. The pins of the two-pin LEDs can easy brake when employed in items that are often exposed to heavy shock.

Another advantage given by super flux LEDs is the low thermal resistance. Mostly super flux LEDs are believed to have the lowest thermal resistance available for a through-hole light emitting diode, due to their large lead-frame design – a very good feature for high performance applications.

These LEDs are also known under other names: Spider LEDs or Piranha LEDs and they give a fine flux and intensity needed for the printed circuit board platform. This quality allows the creation of robust light fixtures with a low system cost while using average assembly equipment. The choice of viewing angles increases also the number of possible applications: from automotive to spectacular lighting designs, basically there is no LED application where these products cannot fit.

LEDs’ Lifetime
It is commonly stated that LEDs last more than 50,000 hours, and some manufacturers affirm that LEDs can last up to 100,000 operating hours. The main problem is that LEDs do not simply stop working. Rated life cannot be measured as we do with traditional lamps. In fact no one stood near some LEDs in a laboratory and waited till one LED failed. Still, there are other ways to test the “life” of an LED. LEDs will last very long because there is no filament to brake. Instead of just failing they will gradually degrade in performance over time. High quality LEDs are predicted to still deliver more than 60% of the initial light intensity also after 50,000 continuous operating hours. When their presumed lifespan is over it is possible that they still emit some light. In order to keep an LED “alive” it is necessary to sink or to drive the heat away from the LED chip. Heat is one of the main reasons why LEDs fail.

LEDs themselves are evaluated for a life of thousands and thousands of hours, but this doesn't ensure that the products manufactured with LEDs will last that long. Defective handling and soldering can simply “kill” LEDs. For instance if the current goes over the manufacturer endorsement the LEDs can become brighter, however the increased heat can shorten their life. Luminaries realized with LEDs require a good knowledge of the features light emitting diodes have, solid light technology expertise, engineering skills and a lot of creativity.

With the LED lifespan issue already clarified, and with the shadow tossed over their efficiency when it comes to cost per lumen, one might ask “than why do people think LEDs are so great?”

For the reason that they can already do things former light sources cannot!

So their size is small. That makes them extremely versatile and as a result they can be configured in different patterns to achieve any shape designers think of. In some applications hidden lights will create a mystical atmosphere or just give the impression of natural while, in fact, they are artificial means. Concealed soft lights are not only mysterious, but stimulate the subconscious and lead to meditation, relaxing the inner self, creating a sense of wonder. Being able to conceal LEDs where larger lamps cannot be hidden gives designers the possibility to develop compact light fixtures and signage items. To “hide” the light and create different patterns used to be difficult before LEDs.

Flexibility of shapes is not the main advantage – is just one of the many. Choice of colours should be on the list. There are many colours available: red, orange, amber, green, yellow, cyan, violet, blue and white, as well as bi-colour LEDs, tri-colour LEDs and RGB LEDs. Fact is that LEDs in general do not require filters to generate coloured light. Deep colours can be produces monochromatic directly from the solid-state component. Being no filter needed to create the correct colour, no light is wasted, therefore no energy is lost.

The colour an LED has is influenced by the semiconductor material and not by the epoxy housing. Still the epoxy packages can be also coloured and available as diffused or transparent. Most of the LEDs are available in uncoloured housings which can be either milky or water clear.

RGB LEDs are yet the light emitting diodes that can give the users the largest amount of choices. Using the multi chip technology (as the bi and tri-colour LEDs) their functionality is still increased due to some very important features. First of all, as already mentioned in the previous chapter, each LED chip is individually controlled, so by combining their emissions millions of colours can be created with no need of diffusing filters as used for other light sources mainly to give the emitted light the appearance of homogeneous.

This leads us to another very important advantage LEDs show over the traditional lamps: control. There are many important aspects to underline if we speak about how to control LEDs – and this is the main advantage.

RGB technology is revolutionizing the lighting industry at the very moment. Architecture illumination has new meanings and this happens due to the dynamic light effects that can be controlled in so many different ways: from the simple touch of a button to more complicated means such as DMX 512 light mixing consoles. Infinite varieties of effects are available for so many applications that is almost hard to create a fair list: wall washers, pools and fountains illumination, application in special industrial environments, home and work luminaries, entertainment light effects, signage, automotive, city beautifications, medical appliances and much, much more. Light designers know that the use of LED lighting systems makes possible an ample colour scale with hues almost impossible to achieve with the existing fixtures. They also know that they can control the LED light sources and create countless special effects whether this means an adjustable lamp of a single colour or a source able to produce digitally any colour in the spectrum. Controlling the emitted light and colour will not affect the CRI (Colour Rendering Index) – because, unlike the other illumination technologies, with LEDs the CRI is not intensity dependent.

When it comes to control, let’s not forget a very important feature LEDs have: they are fully dimmable (from 100% to 0%) thus making possible the optimisation of the light intensity to be appropriate for every employment of the LED source. The dimming is done through PWM drivers (pulse width modulation via digital control which is the most commonly used method) and the emitted colour is independent of the set intensity. Nothing happens to the LEDs’ wavelength while dimming, the colour remains the same, only the brightness changes. This goes also for the situation when an LED grows “old” and looses efficiency. Dimming will not shorten the life of an LED, as it happens with repeatedly dimmed fluorescent tubes, on the contrary: it might extend it because it reduces the operating temperature inside the light source.

Still speaking about “control”, a very important aspect is that LEDs have almost instant “turn on” times, with no flickering and an immediate arriving at the emitted wavelength – that makes LEDs perfect for security applications, including emergency lighting and traffic signage. This feature is as important it the RGB colour changing systems for dynamic effects and the synchronization of the LEDs in the system.

Another important feature a manufacturer will underline about LEDs is that they are low-voltage light sources. This feature is the “guilty” one when people rush into buying LEDs as economic means of illumination. Indeed, taken individually, LEDs used for illumination need between 2V to 4V DC (direct current), but if the LEDs are connected in series to form an array the required voltage increases according to the number of LEDs. In short: one LED doesn’t consume a lot, but many of these tiny devices do. Generally single colour LED products draw less than 5 watts, some less than a watt. Safety lighting (exit signs) and emergency lighting are using more and more light sources based on LED technology, thanks to the energy savings (perfect for battery back-up systems), less maintenance and longer life than conventional lamp technology.

In order to get the proper amount of direct current LEDs need a device able to convert the incoming AC power to the required DC voltage. Another aspect is that LEDs must be protected against the voltage fluctuations during operation. This is why my-tronic GmbH’s engineers (and all the LED engineers, of course) use special drivers to convert different voltages in low-voltage DC power and to protect the LEDs from line-voltage fluctuations. The LED drivers may be constant voltage types (such as 10V, 12V) or constant current types (350mA, 700mA) and can run specific LED arrays or ordinary LEDs. It really depends on the application where these light sources are needed. The drivers are rated for a maximum load that must be respected. And also the LEDs are very vulnerable. For instance if a wrong voltage driver is used to operate an array, the device will either not lit up or it will run at higher currents than projected. For example a 12V driver used for a 10V LED array shortens significantly the life of the device.

Some other significant advantage LEDs have over traditional light sources is the environment friendliness. There are a few important aspects to underline:

LEDs are made from non toxic materials, unlike the fluorescent tubes. There is no mercury in the source so the pollution danger is inexistent. Besides, LEDs are recyclable.

If not produced as IR LEDs, these diodes emit electromagnetic energy in the visible part of the spectrum. Incandescent bulbs emit a lot of energy in the “invisible” part of the spectrum – the infrared part, which, although it cannot be seen, it can be felt as heat. With virtually no heat emission in the light beam, LEDs are perfect for applications where incandescent bulbs may constitute a safety hazard or may just damage sensitive materials (food for instance). Still, as already explained, LEDs are getting hot – it is only the emitted light which is “cold”. What is getting hot is the diode chip itself, because, unlike what manufacturers usually say, LEDs convert only up to 25% of the energy they need into light – the rest, as with incandescent sources, is lost. But 25% is still better than only 5%, and on a long term this is how the savings are calculated. Infrared increases air conditioning costs, decreases environmental comfort, and when reflected off reading surfaces increases eyestrain. Lack of infrared solves these problems. LEDs provide cool light and safe-to-touch illumination fixtures.

If not produced as UV LEDs, or white LEDs created with the UV technology, light emitting diodes contain no ultraviolet. Ultraviolet light can damage materials, cause colour changes and harm living organisms in many ways. For example plants overexposed to UV light reduce size and are more susceptible to specific diseases. LED technology has eliminated the harmful components from the light sources. In museums and other applications where UV may cause a lot of damage, LEDs are the lights “saving the day”.

The energy savings as part of the environmental friendliness issue are explained by the technology used to produce light: LEDs place light exactly where needed. LEDs produce luminosity through a straight, electricity-to-light conversion, and because they are directional light sources a photon should never be wasted. Standard sources such as incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent lights are omni directional (emitting light in all directions). To lead the beam to a specific item desired to be illuminated, light has to be redirected using secondary optics or reflectors and when a light beam is reflected it looses some of its intensity, resulting in an energy waste.

To be able to direct the light where needed relates to another important attribute of LEDs: choice of viewing angles. The LED housing can have different sizes or shapes which, along with other factors such as the size of the LED chip and the distance between this one and the epoxy lens and the shape of the reflector cup, will determine the viewing angle of the emitted light beam. Basically LEDs can come in any viewing angle up to 180°, unlike an omni directional lamp, which has a 360° light emission.

And let’s not forget LEDs ability to “cold start”. LEDs love the cold, down to – 40°C. Other light sources do not operate proper in cold environments without expensive drivers required to enable ignition at low temperatures. With this quality LEDs are on/off controllable without specially designed circuitry thus engineers can simplify the system design while reducing the costs for special drivers.

Nowadays there are already available on the market LED lamps with an efficacy of 60 lm/W. (Enlux Lighting, winner of the 2004 edition of Lightfair’s Energy and LED Lamp Awards, showcased a new LED floodlight that generates light equal to a 60-watt incandescent flood, while utilizing one-third of the power and offering longer life. ). We can conclude that LED technology evolves on the right path.

SSL is still a young technology and LEDs are still what one may call pioneers. So it is expected that we will soon witness spectacular improvements, as LEDs will become increasingly brighter and this new technology will probably develop the best light source ever – the potential LEDs have is huge. There are so many lighting companies researching and testing these products that keeping up to date and dealing with SSL-technology can be considered more than just a full time job.

With so many qualities and advantages, one may ask still: why do LEDs still cost so much?

First of all because they are a new technology and the production costs are still high. These costs will decrease in time as the manufacturers improve their production facilities. Currently a lot of research and development is going on in the world of LEDs, as the quest for brighter and more efficient sources is not over. Still, although they do cost a lot when purchased, on the long run LEDs are significantly inexpensive if the maintenance, lifespan and energy savings are taken into account. Yet the cost and the amount of LEDs necessary to match or enhance fluorescent lighting points up that there are developments to be made on the intensity and costs of the LEDs. Within the next 2 to 4 years, the industry expects to be competitive.

Are LEDs prepared to come into the light field of regular lamps? The answer still oscillates between “yes” and “no”. In spite of all the pros and contras LEDs are a young lighting technology. They can still be costly and the light amount needed to replace most traditional lamps simply isn’t here up till now.

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Webcom, Inc. Named Small Business Times IQ Award Winner

Webcom Wins Innovation Quotient Award for Innovative Software Solution

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announces being named a Small Business Times IQ (Innovation Quotient) Award winner. The Small Business Times IQ Awards salute southeastern Wisconsin businesses for developing innovative products or services.

Webcom is being recognized for innovation in the software category for their award-winning software solution, WebSource CPQ. WebSource CPQ allows users to configure, price, quote and propose their products and services across multiple sales and distribution channels, whether inside sales, outside sales, channel partners or consumer self-service, anytime, anywhere.

Since 1997, innovation has played a key role in Webcom’s success, helping build a solid client portfolio, such as Rockwell Automation and Danfoss, with a reputation for delivering results, while maintaining growth and profitability right through the dotcom bust.

“We are very pleased to accept this award. Our commitment to innovation is driven by our desire to drive business value to our clients,” said Aleks Ivanovic, CEO and founder of Webcom. “I look forward to receiving this award on behalf of all our employees who work so hard to make our clients successful.”

Chosen by an independent panel of judges from among dozens of nominations, Webcom will receive its award at the IQ Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 21, at the Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo, being held April 20-21 at the Wisconsin Expo Center in State Fair Park.

To learn more about the SBT IQ Awards, follow the link to SBT announces Expo award winners.

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).

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200th Air Tractor AT-802 Aircraft Delivered To Canada's Conair Group, Inc. for Aerial Firefighting

Air Tractor delivers its 200th AT-802 Single Engine Air Tanker to Conair Group, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia

Olney, TX (PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- Air Tractor, Inc. employees and management celebrated the completion and delivery of the 200th AT-802 aircraft to Conair Group, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia in early March. The AT-802F SEAT (single engine air tanker) turboprop aircraft will become the eighth AT-802F to join Conair’s Aerial Firefighting Services fleet since the Canadian specialty aircraft operations company purchased Serial #33 AT-802F in 1996, according to Leland Snow, president of Air Tractor.

“This is a big milestone for Air Tractor. It reflects the leading role that the AT-802F has come to play in initial attack firefighting operations all over the world. We are very pleased and gratified that Conair has taken delivery of Serial Number 200,” Snow said. “The AT-802F has proven its worth with some of the world’s largest aerial firefighting contractors as a reliable initial attack air tanker, heavy tanker support, and wildland/urban interface area support. The versatility of the AT-802F also extends into the off-season for forest protection, which gives it year-round usefulness.”

The AT-802F is the only American-built, FAA-certificated aircraft specifically designed and built for fighting and controlling wildfires. Powered by a powerful, quiet turbine engine built by Pratt & Whitney Canada, the 802F has a large 800-gallon capacity tank to carry fire retardant, foam or water.

“AT-802F single engine air tankers have been sold for fire fighting service in the United States, Canada, Chile, Spain, Croatia and Australia,” Snow said. In the United States during 2004 the AT-802F successfully worked state and federal fire fighting contracts in ten states and comprised nearly half of the SEAT aircraft under contract to the Bureau of Land Management in 2004. “More and more fire management officials are recognizing the benefits and cost effectiveness of this plane. And as a result, government agencies are specifying the AT-802F in multi-year contracts,” Snow concluded.

Production of the largest aircraft in the Air Tractor product line began in 1993, with two models of the 802 Series: the AT-802 for high production agricultural spraying and the AT-802F, designed as a single engine air tanker for aerial firefighting. The AT-802F can operate from small airports for quick ferry time, allowing operators like Conair to support their customers’ requirements for effective initial attack on small fires and for extended attack in support of ground crews.

“Conair was the first to employ the AT-802F for aerial firefighting in Canada, and we are extremely pleased with its performance,” said Rick Pedersen, vice president and general manager of Conair. “The 802 has been a reliable, cost-efficient aircraft for us. All of our 802s are used exclusively for firefighting operations. The aircraft’s speed, maneuverability, drop accuracy and rugged design are ideal for the wide range of challenging conditions and terrain in which Conair operates. The AT-802F, on wheels or on amphibious floats, provides our customers with a very cost effective tool in their inventory. During our eight years operating Air Tractor AT-802F aircraft, we’ve found them to be easy to support, operate and maintain.”

Conair has eight different types of aircraft in its fleet of 49 that are dedicated for aerial firefighting services. Three of the eight Conair AT-802Fs are equipped with amphibious floats from Wipaire to enable these especially equipped planes to scoop water from lakes, rivers and ponds. Several are dual-cockpit configurations that offer the flexibility for Conair to conduct training or carry support personnel for remote base operations.

“The float-equipped ‘Fire Boss’ version of the AT-802F is starting to get a lot of attention,” Leland Snow said. “The folks at Wipaire designed and installed the floats. It’s just one more way to expand the utility and capabilities of the AT-802F and provide fire fighters a variety of effective tools at their disposal to respond as conditions on the fire line change.”

Designed from the wheels up as an initial attack firefighter, the AT-802F employs state-of-the-art computer controls and hydraulic power for an exclusive 802F fire gate designed to apply optimum coverage level to combat brush and grass fires or heavier forest canopies blazes. Its accurate coverage capabilities and maneuverability make the AT-802F highly effective in sensitive wildland urban interface fires, narrow flight corridors and confined terrain areas.

“We are delighted and honored to take delivery of the 200th AT-802F,” said Conair’s Pedersen. “This Air Tractor milestone deserves special recognition.”

In business since 1974, Air Tractor, Inc. manufactures more aircraft for the agricultural aviation industry than any other company at its production facilities in Olney, Texas. For more information about the AT-802F single engine air tanker, other Air Tractor aircraft or for the name of the nearest authorized Air Tractor dealer, contact Air Tractor, Inc. at 940-564-5616 or check our website at www.airtractor.com/index.html

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Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. Announces "KMx Competitive Upgrade Program for Thinq Training Server® Clients

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), a leader in Web-Based Training and E-Learning Solutions, today announced its "KMx Competitive Upgrade Program for Thinq Training Server® clients" special offer.
(PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- KMSI is pleased to announce its "KMx Competitive Upgrade Program for Thinq Training Server® clients" special offer. This special offer lets corporations and Government agencies, that have licensed software from Thinq Learning Solutions, Inc. upgrade to KMx Enterprise at a substantial discount.

Through December 31st, 2005, organizations that have licensed software from Thinq Learning Solutions, Inc. can upgrade to KMx Enterprise and receive a 33% discount. Other competitive products may also apply. Contact KMSI's sales office at 410-859-3411 to confirm product qualification or to learn more about this special offer. Proof of licensed purchase of competing products is required. KMx Enterprise includes KMx Performance Management LMS, KMx Learning Content Management System, KMx Development, KMx Live Presentation Tools and product training. This offer represents a savings of $25,000 off of regular KMSI prices.

Explains KMSI President Jack E. Lee, "The Upgrade to KMx program was created following the announcement that Saba Software, Inc. would acquire rival Thinq Learning Solutions, Inc. KMx provides a solution for Thinq customers who are worried that the Thinq Training Server® platform will become obsolete. The program will enable Thinq Training Server® clients to move forward with their initiatives without the worries of product uncertainty, availability of software support and maintenance and the inevitable technology conflicts that arise when competitors merge."

Explains KMSI CTO Mike Binnix, “When we founded KMSI, we had a vision of what could be done to reinvigorate the learning technology marketplace. Our founding team brought over 100 years of hands-on experience with nearly all of the leading learning technology platforms and e-learning development suites. Our plan was simple; identify the major areas for improvement in both technologies and processes and use that information to create a company and a platform that could avoid all of the pitfalls that have plagued our competitors.”

KMx is an advanced distributed learning platform that is globally scalable and provides an integrated environment for developing, managing, and delivering performance support documentation and learning content. KMx enables rapid content creation and delivery by a wide range of content creators including instructional designers and subject matter experts. KMx is a Tiered Enterprise Class Web-Application built using MS .Net and MS SQL Server 2000. KMx is accessible using standard desktop applications and browser technologies and supports popular learning, content and document management technologies.

About Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc.
Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative knowledge and learning management solutions for Fortune 2000 companies and Government agencies. For more information, please visit www.kmsi.us

KMx is available to all government agencies via the General Services Administration (GSA) Contract GS-35F-0461M with Velocite Systems, Inc.

Thinq Training Server ® is a registered trademark of Thinq Learning Solutions, Inc

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Court Rules Against Nestle Waters: Small, Historic Mill Town Wins Battle to Save Pristine Waters from Corporate Profiteering

A superior court decision in Siskiyou County was granted against the attempt of the unincorporated town's special district to contract a deal with Nestle Waters for a massive water bottling plant in the small historic mill town of McCloud, CA. The Superior Court ruling on March 21, 2022 confirms the belief of many McCloud citizens that Nestle and the McCloud Service District were negligent and in violation of state law when they finalized their contract in the absence of public review or support.

(PRWEB) March 29, 2022 -- The McCloud Watershed Council (MWC) is pleased to announce that the Siskiyou County Superior Court has granted the Petition against the McCloud Community Service District (MCSD) requesting that the contract with Nestle Waters of North America (NWNA) be set aside due to non-compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Roger Kosel agreed with the plaintiff that, "...the agreement constitutes an initial and integral stage of the proposed project". He also criticized the McCloud Service District for "...divesting itself of any modicum of control over the compliance process.." and for their "...abuse of discretion..." for not proceeding with CEQA compliance prior to approval of the agreement.

This ruling confirms the belief of many McCloud Citizens that Nestle and the MCSD were negligent and in violation of state law when they finalized their contract in the absence of public review or support.

The McCloud Watershed Council will continue to work to ensure that the democratic process and state and federal law is upheld in any further action taken by the district regarding McCloud's water resources. The McCloud Watershed Council will also remain diligent as a watchdog organization concerning any further attempt on the part of Nestle to obtain rights to McCloud's water resources. Most importantly, the MWC is committed to ensuring that the vital resources of the McCloud watershed are protected from profiteering and remain under local and regional control. For more information: www.mccloudwater.com

About McCloud Watershed Council:
The McCloud Watershed Council was formed as a grassroots response to an unprecedented plan by Nestle Waters of North America to appropriate and sell millions of gallons of water belonging to the small historic mill town of McCloud, California.

On September 29, 2003, with virtually no public input, the five member board of directors of the McCloud Community Services District signed a 100 year contract on behalf of their approx. 1400 constituents. The contract entitles Nestle to 1600 acre feet per year of our pristine, spring fed public water supply on Mount Shasta.

For more information on the contract and the devastating impacts of the proposed one million square foot water bottling plant in McCloud, please go to:
www.mccloudwater.com

Press Contacts:
Lori Vance
530-964-2050
Richard McFarland
530-941-3692
Debra Anderson
530-345-5603

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Automatic Asset Location System uses Wi-Fi Access Point Triangulation

Barcoding Inc. has created an application that automatically detects the location of an asset using standard wireless infrastructure.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Facilities managers need to constantly monitor the location of their expensive equipment, inventory and assets. Barcoding Inc. makes it possible to fully automate the process by placing a special Wi-Fi chip on each asset. Barcoding, a leading provider of supply chain technology to Fortune 500 manufacturing and logistics companies throughout North America, has created software that simplifies operations by automatically detecting the location of the assets relative to the location of wireless (Wi-Fi) access points within the facility. Barcoding’s solution does not require any physical modification to the wireless infrastructure hardware.


Jay Steinmetz, President of Barcoding Inc. said, “Our system will streamline warehouse, manufacturing and hospital operations and increase supply chain accuracy. People who need to track large-scale assets can use our system, which does not require power on board the asset. They can constantly know what is located where. This is a major concern in a 14 floor hospital that has mobile equipment like X-Ray machines”
Barcoding’s system is designed to be economical. “Our system utilizes the customer’s existing infrastructure of access points. For instance, if a client has Cisco Aeronet access points, all we need to do is upgrade their firmware. The client’s investment in network infrastructure is protected,” Steinmetz said.

The Wi-Fi asset location system is different from RFID, because it does not require any special RFID equipment, and it works via common, inexpensive Wi-Fi access points. RFID only operates over a very limited distance, whereas Wi-Fi asset location operates in an entire facility, so long as there is a Wi-Fi network.

Using a mathematical calculation called triangulation, Barcoding’s software uses a chip attached to each asset to measure the time it takes for radio signals to travel between several access points and the terminal. By measuring time, and dividing by the speed of light, it is possible to determine the precise distance from the terminal to the wireless network’s access points. The access points are fixed in place. By creating a map of their locations and the distances measured, each scan’s location can be plotted with a high degree of confidence.

About Barcoding
Barcoding Inc. helps business and government organizations deploy supply chain technology, including bar code scanners, wireless terminals, mobile computers, RFID systems, and related software. Clients include manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and warehousing companies, and many state, local and federal agencies. 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.

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March 28, 2022

Small Manufacturers Achieve Lean Efficiency With Low End MRP System

Small Manufacturers Achieve Lean Efficiency with Low End MRP System

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- “Lean Manufacturing is all about eliminating waste. Since 1985 we have dedicated ourselves to the efficiency of small manufacturers. Tracking inventory requirements is one of the most important keys to eliminating waste in the manufacturing process, and one of the great strengths of E-Z-MRP.”

Smolin is the founder of Beach Access Software and maker of the E-Z-MRP system. E-Z-MRP customers are able to leverage their investments in the E-Z-MRP system quickly, sometimes within one month.

The lean manufacturing process covers the strategic, tactical and operational areas of the business with particular focus on Demand Forecasting, Order Processing, Supply Planning, Manufacturing Execution, Warehouse and Shipping Management.

These small manufacturing firms are required by the principles of Lean Manufacturing to demonstrate consistent processes and performance against a checklist of best practices, which include on-time delivery, inventory accuracy, and production schedule performance. Many small manufacturers have achieved excellence in all of these areas through the implementation of E-Z-MRP.

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.

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Phoenix Firm Launches Patent Research Tool

The new web based service allows researchers, attorneys, and corporations to download PDF versions of issued and published patents from The United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 28, 2022 -- Phoenix-based Crystal Logic, a leading developer of advanced web applications, announces the immediate availability of PatentFly. The new web based service allows researchers, attorneys, and corporations to download PDF versions of issued and published patents from The United States Patent and Trademark Office.

"We interviewed a number of patent attorneys and researchers and found that they were wasting a lot of time accessing and downloading patents," said LaSean Smith, Crystal Logic Principal and Co-Founder. "The patent download process currently available through the USPTO is very cumbersome and difficult to manage. You have to download patents a single page at a time, and the provided TIFF file format is not as familiar to customers as the common Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Imagine going through this process for a handful of 50-page patents. We simplified the process and now any available USPTO patent can be downloaded as a PDF. With advanced features such as download queuing, document templates, and document merging the PatentFly service will be a welcome addition to anyone tasked with compiling or archiving patents. Extensive development resources have been focused on the usability of the service. An online service can have tons of great features, but it won’t be successful if it's not easy to use. As a result of our focus, usability has become a stand out feature of PatentFly. In addition, we've also provided multiple pricing options that will accommodate various customer needs."

With the launch of PatentFly, Crystal Logic continues to hold a leadership position in the web application market delivering compelling web-based applications that focus on usability and market-driven needs. There are plans to extend the PatentFly platform to other services.

About PatentFly
PatentFly is an online patent research tool that allows companies and individuals to download and archive patents in the industry standard Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Advanced features such as document queuing and document templates helps simplify the patent research process.

PatentFly is the perfect complement for firms conducting all forms of patent research, competitive analysis, and knowledge-based research. PatentFly is service provided by Crystal Logic, Inc., a leading web application development company developing solutions for vertical markets. Further information can be found at www.patentfly.com.

PatentFly is a trademark of Crystal Logic, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact:
Amanda Baker
Crystal Logic, Inc.
500 W. Broadway, Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85282
602.790.0000 (phone)
480.704.4157 (fax)

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Brown Selected as New Marketer for Digitech

Digitech International, Distributor of Self Storage Control and Security Systems Names New Marketing Manager Michelle Brown.

(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Michelle Brown has been selected to be responsible for marketing initiatives for Digitech International. Digitech, through its network of Reseller/Installer partners, distributes access control and security systems that provide what the company calls World Class Security Solutions. Michelle comes to Digitech with a background in art, advertising, and marketing that she has used in previous appointments with high tech and manufacturing firms, including a major Internet technologies provider operating over 190,000 Internet domains, serving users in 137 different countries.

“With a company like Digitech, that already has a wonderful reputation in its industry, the hardest task in communications is just keeping up with the rapid changes in technology. We’ll be using all the tools we can to do a good job of that,” says Michelle.

Michelle has a proven record as a business development manager and as a graphic designer, according to Steve Cooper, Digitech Director of Marketing. “We’ll count on her to handle projects that will keep our customers, Resellers, fellow vendors, and the rest of the industry well-informed on all the changes that make it easier and more efficient to protect and keep our customers’ property safe and secure.” Among other responsibilities, Michelle, a former Instructor in Marketing and Design for Fayetteville (NC) Technical Community College, will be responsible for updating Digitech’s web site, http://www.digitech-intl.com “We have great information instantly available for both owners and developers on the web site, and we hope to make it even easier and quicker to use. We have an open door and all suggestions will be appreciated.”

Michelle and Digitech may be reached via e-mail through the web site or by calling 800.523.9504.

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New Detergent Launched for Pressure Washer Industry - Hydrus Draws On Industry Experience to Offer Cleaning Solutions for Any Problem

There’s a new company with a complete line of detergents specially formulated for the pressure washer industry. Named Hydrus Detergents, the company is the new home for some of the most recognized experts in the high pressure washer and detergent industries.
(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- There’s a new company with a complete line of detergents specially formulated for the pressure washer industry. Named Hydrus Detergents, the company is the new home for some of the most recognized experts in the high pressure washer and detergent industries.

Hydrus General Manager Dean Fernholz said what makes Hydrus Detergents special in the pressure washer industry is that they don’t make products in search of solutions. “We formulate our detergents in reverse,” Fernholz said. “We spent years studying industry equipment before we created a complete line of detergents formulated exactly to their needs.”

The American owned and operated company has the right detergent for any cleaning job in the pressure washer industry. Hydrus has more than 40 detergents in the following categories: all purpose, degreasers, detergents for institution and food preparation, parts, transportation and transportation specialty and specialty cleaners formulated to fit any environment. All Hydrus Detergents contain Beyond™ surfactants to provide complete, rapid biodegradability.

For more information about Hydrus Detergents, contact Dean Fernholz, General Manager, at (712) 859-3999 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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TouchSystem Delivers Next Generation MM6000 All-in-One Computers

TouchSystems Corporation, an innovator of touch-enabled products, today announced a new powerful wedge, All-in-One computer. The new MM6004 series represents the next generation of the MM6000 family incorporating the Intel® 845GV chipset. The Intel 845GV chipset is an innovative integrated graphics chipset developed with DDR333 memory and optimize to support the Intel Pentium® 4 family of processors starting with the Intel Celeron® to the Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz (Socket 478).

Hutto, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- TouchSystems Corporation, an innovator of touch-enabled products, today announced a new powerful wedge, All-in-One computer. The new MM6004 series represents the next generation of the MM6000 family incorporating the Intel® 845GV chipset. The Intel 845GV chipset is an innovative integrated graphics chipset developed with DDR333 memory and optimize to support the Intel Pentium® 4 family of processors starting with the Intel Celeron® to the Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz (Socket 478).

The original MM6000 targeted for use in restaurants, retail, POS, and industrial applications continues forward with increased performance and functionality to meet the ongoing needs of customers. New technology and enhancements found in the new MM6004 include:
- Intel Celeron processors with speeds up to 2.8GHz, 400MHz front-side bus and 256KB L2 cache;
- Intel 845GV chipset - featuring Intel Extreme 3D Graphics technology

“The MM6000’s unique wedge design continues to serve customer industries like laundry, machining and POS service with its innovative and cost effective, small footprint design,” said Tom Williams, vice president of sales and general manager, TouchSystems Corporation. “The effectiveness of the solution is evident in the longevity of the product design. We have been creating solutions around the MM6000’s form factor for almost 10 years.”

General Specifications:
LCD Sizes: 12.1” Active Matrix Color TFT
LCD Resolution: 800 x 600 SVGA
Touchscreen technologies: Resistive – integrated sensor and controller (standard) or Capacitive – optional
Processor Choices: Intel Celeron
Chipset: Intel 845GV with ICH4
System Memory: 256MB standard up to 2GB of DDR 400
Ports: 3 x RS232 Serial Ports
- 1 x Parallel (Printer) port – support bidirectional EPP/ECP
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse port
- 2 x USB 2.0 interfaces
- 1 x Video Out (DB15 Analog – VGA)
- Line In, Line Out, and MIC
- Integrated Network 10/100 RJ45
Expansion Options: support for 1 x PCI/ISA slot
-- 3.5” Floppy Disk Drive (optional)
-- Slim line CD-ROM drive (optional)
Construction: Heavy-duty steel enclosure
Dimensions: 7.75 x 13.25 x 12 inches (H x W x D)

TouchSystems --- Making Every Touch Count
Please call us at (800) 320-5944 for more information.

About TouchSystems
TouchSystems was established in 1996 by one of the original founders of touchscreen technology. TouchSystems designs, manufactures, and distributes touch monitors, all-in-one touch computers, touch point-of-sale terminals (POS), informational kiosks, industrial controls, and peripherals. TouchSystems is dedicated to delivering the most advanced touch-enabled technologies. TouchSystems, based in Hutto, Texas, is a privately held company.

Visit the company website at http://www.touchsystems.com

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

- Job Costing Redesign
- Contribution Reporting
- Redesign
- Mfg. Part Processing
- Project Reserved Inventory
- E-BOM
- 3D CAD/PLM/Document
- Management
- Financial Enhancements
- Encompix CRM
- Time & Material Focus
- Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
- Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
- Learn about version 9.3
- Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
- Input your ideas into future product development
- Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
- Network with your peers in your industry
- Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
- Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
- All special events
- Breakfast Wednesday
- All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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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Middleton Wisconsin Big Sky Chooses ETO ERP System in Record Time

Middleton Wisconsin Big Sky Chooses ETO ERP System in Record Time

(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1. Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2. Ability to integrate with Inventor
3. Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business

The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Green Bay Firm Goes with ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Green Bay Firm goes with ETO ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lindquist Machine Corporation (LMC) builds custom machines for U.S. and international customers. For over 50 years, LMC has been solving customers' problems in industries such as food, printing, paper, film, construction, and power tools. Unlike many other ETO companies, LMC does not always design its products. Their primary focus is to partner with their customers to build custom machines to their customers' designs. LMC fills a need in the marketplace where companies do not have the capability or capacity to build their own machines. LNC plan to go live with Encompix in April 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Small Manufacturers Can do Without “Must Have” Manufacturing Software Features

Small Manufacturers Can do Without “Must Have” Manufacturing Software Features

(PRWEB) March 28, 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 Beach Access Software and maker of the E-Z-MRP system, “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.

e-mail protected from spam bots
Rocky Smolin
Beach Access Software
www.e-z-mrp.com
858-259-4334

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Datacraft Solutions Devises Formula for Cost-Effective E-Kanban

Datacraft Solutions Devises Formula for Cost-Effective E-Kanban
(PRWEB) March 28, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month.

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Serial Number Tracking and Rental Controls Part of Integrated Solution

Serial Number Tracking and Rental Controls Part of Integrated Solution(PRWEB) March 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.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 03:37 AM | Comments (0)

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Time & Material

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Time & Material
(PRWEB) March 27, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.

Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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-Manufacturing at 03:36 AM | Comments (0)

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Frees Up Engineering Personnel

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Frees Up Engineering Personnel

(PRWEB) March 27, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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-Manufacturing at 03:34 AM | Comments (0)

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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-Manufacturing at 03:33 AM | Comments (0)

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Speeds Response to Quotation Requests

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Speeds Response to Quotation Requests

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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-Manufacturing at 03:32 AM | Comments (0)

Engineer-to-Order ERP Encompix Secures International Thermal Systems

Engineer-to-Order ERP Encompix Secures International Thermal Systems

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- International Thermal Systems (ITS) is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in complete state-of-the-art engineered-to-order equipment for thermal-processing, metal packaging and finishing industries. ITS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ovens, washers, furnaces, coolers, and material handling equipment.

After a comprehensive and lengthy evaluation, ITS selected Encompix ERP system to replace aging legacy business applications running on an IBM System 36.

According to Roy Bruce, director of finance, there were three major factors influencing the decision. "First, Encompix matched our need. Second, the Encompix customers visited were positive about the product but even more positive of the support staff. Third, Encompix was neither the largest or smallest product reviewed but was the best value."

"After visiting other companies and hearing their convictions that Encompix stands behind their product, it only confirmed that we were making the right decision. I would challenge any ETO company to evaluate their process and compare it to the Encompix product. I would be surprised if they found a better match."

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066 x 13
e-mail protected from spam bots

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 03:29 AM | Comments (0)

Lean Manufacturing: e-Kanban vs. Fax Kanban

Lean Manufacturing: e-Kanban vs. Fax Kanban

(PRWEB) March 26, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).


Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

FAX KANBAN is NOT Efficient and NOT Lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 03:17 AM | Comments (0)

March 25, 2022

WIKA Advances Tsunami Relief Efforts

WIKA Instrument Corporation (WIKA) has advanced the world of pressure and temperature instrumentation since 1946. Now, in response to the tsunami that devastated Asia, India and Northern Africa, WIKA is advancing the relief effort as well.

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- WIKA Instrument Corporation (WIKA) has advanced the world of pressure and temperature instrumentation since 1946. Now, in response to the tsunami that devastated Asia, India and Northern Africa, WIKA is advancing the relief effort as well.

The instrumentation manufacturer enlisted the resources of its more than four thousand employees worldwide. WIKA’s subsidiaries in Australia, Benelux, Brazil, Finland, France, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States rallied their staffs to donate a portion of their paycheck. The entire world of WIKA took action. To date, the amount donated by employees and CEO Alexander Wiegand totals more than 120,000 Euros (164,275 USD).

WIKA’s sizable contribution will go towards the construction and operation of a school in the Andhra Pradesh province of India. In addition, the donation will benefit the construction of a girls’ shelter. As employee contributions continue to pour in, the global corporation investigates additional ways to assist the affected areas.

The wrath of the tsunami is, no doubt, horrific. WIKA considers it a privilege to advance the redevelopment and healing of the affected areas.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:28 AM | Comments (0)

Is Your Plant As Lean As You Think It Is - Learn How to Accelerate Lean Manufacturing Improvement

Many manufacturers have invested a lot of time and money into Lean Manufacturing but have their efforts been worthwhile? Have they done enough? Most can say they improved a little on inventory and lead times, but how do you know if your plant is getting all the Lean Manufacturing benefits it could and should get? What is the right sequence of steps you should follow to maximize business performance with Lean? The degree of success with Lean Manufacturing was usually very subjective and most plants had no way to know if further improvements were available or what should be done next. Lean consultants R. Michael Donovan & Co. are pleased to announce a major new release of their Lean Manufacturing assessment service and certification program designed to give manufacturers a quantified look at where they stand in their Lean Manufacturing transformation and where and how much additional benefits might be available.

Framingham, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- “By applying our Lean Manufacturing Certification TM assessment and scoring system, manufacturers can quickly find out how their company measures up to world class Lean Manufacturing principles and best practices,” according to company president R. Michael Donovan. “The end result of our Lean Manufacturing Certification TM assessment is a comprehensive, quantified and objective action plan that will focus your team on specific, prioritized steps to quickly achieve higher levels of business performance.”

The Lean Manufacturing assessment can answer such questions as:
- How effective has your plant been in applying lean manufacturing principles and best practices?
- Have you reached the level of performance improvement your plant should achieve?
- Have you achieved isolated pockets of lean, across-the-board lean or somewhere in-between?
- Is your lean manufacturing roadmap current, on-target and results driven?
- What is your plant’s potential performance improvement and how do you achieve it?

R. Michael Donovan & Co.’s lean consulting experts evaluate and rate hundreds of Lean Manufacturing criteria in the plant. Once opportunities are specifically identified and the impact defined, the team will present their assessment to management and recommend an action plan that will focus the Lean transformation team on rapidly accelerating business performance improvement. The rigorous assessment and scoring process provides management with a firm handle on how effectively a plant has applied lean principles in each area. In addition, the action plan will keep the plant focused on the right performance improvement targets and in the most effective sequence.

For those plants that have achieved a high level of Lean accomplishments, there is the Certified Lean ManufacturerTM designation awarded by R. Michael Donovan & Co. “Certification is not really the point,” Donovan emphasizes. “It’s really about finding out where you are, how you should improve and how best to proceed on your Lean journey. But having that Lean Manufacturing CertificationTM is a nice acknowledgement of your accomplishments and it sends a positive message to your customers and stakeholders.”

R. Michael Donovan & Co. also offers a Certified Lean Master designation to recognize those professionals who have completed a rigorous training program and proved their abilities through real-world Lean projects. “It’s not easy, but it is the only formal Lean practitioner program of its kind that we know of. These people are the ‘black belts’ of Lean.”

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:28 AM | Comments (0)

ETO Professionals to Meet in Dearborn May 9 - 11

ETO Professionals to Meet in Dearborn May 9 - 11

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

•Job Costing Redesign
•Contribution Reporting
•Redesign
•Mfg. Part Processing
•Project Reserved Inventory
•E-BOM
•3D CAD/PLM/Document
•Management
•Financial Enhancements
•Encompix CRM
•Time & Material Focus
•Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.

Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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-Manufacturing at 02:27 AM | Comments (0)

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Bills of Material

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Bills of Material

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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-Manufacturing at 02:26 AM | Comments (0)

Madison Manufacturer Big Sky Chooses Encompix ETO ERP

Madison Manufacturer Big Sky Chooses Encompix ETO ERP

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1) Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2) Ability to integrate with Inventor
3) Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business

The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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-Manufacturing at 02:25 AM | Comments (0)

Outsourcing MRP to China

Outsourcing MRP to China

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- There is no stopping the wave of American manufacturers that are moving their operations to China. Riding this wave is E-Z-MRP™. Rocky Smolin Founder of Beach Access Software and maker of E-Z MRP, has developed a Chinese version of his best-selling manufacturing program to address the critical need for manufacturing systems in China.

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.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:24 AM | Comments (0)

Procurement with e-Kanban vs. Fax Kanban

Procurement with e-Kanban vs. Fax Kanban

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is not efficient and not lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:23 AM | Comments (0)

Pronto ERP Looks Right for Optical Measuring Instrumentation Firm

Pronto ERP Looks Right for Optical Measuring Instrumentation Firm

(PRWEB) March 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.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:23 AM | Comments (0)

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Wins Roy Bruce Endorsement

International Thermal Systems (ITS) is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in complete state-of-the-art engineered-to-order equipment for thermal-processing, metal packaging and finishing industries. ITS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ovens, washers, furnaces, coolers, and material handling equipment.

(PRWEB) March 25, 2022 -- International Thermal Systems (ITS) is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in complete state-of-the-art engineered-to-order equipment for thermal-processing, metal packaging and finishing industries. ITS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ovens, washers, furnaces, coolers, and material handling equipment.

After a comprehensive and lengthy evaluation, ITS selected Encompix ERP system to replace aging legacy business applications running on an IBM System 36.

According to Roy Bruce, director of finance, there were three major factors influencing the decision. "First, Encompix matched our need. Second, the Encompix customers visited were positive about the product but even more positive of the support staff. Third, Encompix was neither the largest or smallest product reviewed but was the best value."

"After visiting other companies and hearing their convictions that Encompix stands behind their product, it only confirmed that we were making the right decision. I would challenge any ETO company to evaluate their process and compare it to the Encompix product. I would be surprised if they found a better match."

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066 x 13
e-mail protected from spam bots

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 02:21 AM | Comments (0)

March 24, 2022

Nextlife Recycling Adds Advance Polybag as its Newest Alliance Member

Plastic Film Recycling Organization Quickly Attracts Major Industry Participants To Address Environmental And Legislative Concerns

DelRay Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Sun Valley Worldwide, a premier global recycling and environmental services company, and the founding member of NextLife™, a recycling cooperative of industry leaders, announced that it has confirmed that Advance Polybag of Metairie, Louisiana, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic bags, has joined the recycling alliance. Advance Polybag joins the ranks of Vanguard Plastics, Sigma Stretch Film and Sweed Machinery recognizing NextLife as the best strategic alternative to align itself with in addressing the environmental impact of the plastic film & bag industries. The alliance, called NextLife™, is designed to recycle, versus dispose of, used stretch film, grocery bags and other recyclable materials from the marketplace. This program aims to recover millions of pounds of stretch film and plastic bags each year, which may have otherwise filled our landfills.

Industry insiders estimate that less than 5% of grocery bags and stretch film are recovered and recycled today. The NextLife™ program provides the end users of recyclable materials with a convenient method of recycling, and these waste generators such as grocers and distribution centers are compensated for their recyclables at market competitive prices and can often significantly reduce their disposal costs. Under the agreement, Alliance partners market and promote the program to its sales force, distributors and customers throughout North America, while Sun Valley purchases the materials and recycle them into new “recycle grade” resins to produce recycled products.

Vic Platta, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Advance Polybag, emphasizes the importance of the NextLife™ initiative. “The plastic shopping bag industry needs a real solution to a serious problem. The fact that API and Vanguard recognize the value in working together to produce real industry solutions to plastic bag recycling demonstrates both of our companies’ commitment to this environmental issue. We enthusiastically embrace NextLife™ as we believe the Alliance is uniquely capable of eliminating many of the barriers that have existed with traditional recycling programs. These barriers, including limited markets for recycled material, volatility in prices and tremendous scale or volume requirements, have prevented broad recycling acceptance and participation. NextLife™ is revolutionary, will redefine the scope of recycling, and will make a significant positive environmental impact.”

Daniel Schrager, President of Sun Valley Worldwide, discusses the impact of API’s addition to the NextLife™ alliance. “With two industry leaders in the plastic bag industry, we are a stronger alliance in addressing industry-specific challenges. The combined outreach and strength of these two leaders will give NextLife™ access to virtually every major retailer in the United States. We will present a better recycling alternative to the traditional markets of composite lumber and exporters. We also expect that because of the simple, cost-effective means of recycling that NextLife™ offers, we will broaden the scope of companies eligible to recycle and significantly increase the volume of recyclable materials from those companies with recycling programs in place today.”

For information regarding the program, visit www.nextlife-recyle.com or call 1-877-NXTLIFE.

For media inquiries, contact:

For NextLife Recycling Alliance
Jeff Silver, V.P., Business Development
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HarrisData Announces Unique Enterprise Software License

HarrisData has redefined the traditional relationship between software customers and software vendors. The new HarrisData Omni-license is a packaging of license terms, conditions, policies, and products, which are specifically designed around the needs of the software customer.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- HarrisData, Inc. announced today that it is offering a new administrative license to its existing and new customers that will distinguish its applications from any ERP/HRIS/Finance software development company.

The “OMNI License” administers any of HarrisData’s applications or its entire suite in a unique offering. It includes a 99-Year server-based license with unlimited users, and five years of quality protection with unlimited hotline and online inquiries, frequent software upgrades, compliance and regulatory updates (such as IRS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA), free easy-to-download fixes, no fee CPU transfer, a preset Transfer Plan with cost certainty, free source code, high availability rights (redundant CPU), disaster recovery rights, complimentary developer copy, and unlimited rights to documentation.

“This offering is unlike anything in the Industry, and is demonstrative of our existing and future customers’ needs and requirements,” stated Michael Mallen, Chief Marketing Officer. “We believe that software companies should not penalize software customers through old and antiquated license agreements that fail to address a customer’s business requirements,” he further stated.

For over three decades, HarrisData has provided mid-market companies essential applications to run their business. Unlike other software development companies, HarrisData provides products and services that are so good, that it has been able to sustain a ninety-six percent retention rate of its clients. By realistically addressing Customer business requirements, HarrisData is the only Software Development Company that provides an “Omni License” ensuring that the client will receive services that are unavailable from any other vendor. Contact HarrisData at 800-225-0585 or visit their website at: http://www.HarrisData.com.

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Renowned Designer Launches New Barclay Butera Home Brand Showroom at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center during 'WestWeek'

Furnishings and lifestyle designer Barclay Butera, ASID, debuts the first Barclay Butera Home brand trade showroom during WestWeek, the major annual design event at Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center (PDC). The 2000 sq. ft. located in Suite B465 on the fourth floor is the second of the designer’s five brand showrooms to open this year, but the only one exclusively to-the-trade. Barclay Butera Home (BBH) brand showrooms expand upon and emphasize the Barclay Butera lifestyle by offering his dedicated line of furnishings and accessories.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Furnishings and lifestyle designer Barclay Butera, ASID, debuts the first Barclay Butera Home brand trade showroom during WestWeek, the major annual design event at Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center (PDC). The 2000 sq. ft. located in Suite B465 on the fourth floor is the second of the designer’s five brand showrooms to open this year, but the only one exclusively to-the-trade. An opening reception sponsored by Robb Report will be held on March 31st. Please contact Julie Du Brow for more information.

Barclay Butera Home (BBH) brand showrooms expand upon and emphasize the Barclay Butera lifestyle by offering his dedicated line of furnishings and accessories. Starting with his own nationally-distributed and customized upholstery line – renamed Barclay Butera Home (formerly Butera Home Furnishings) – he will eventually add his own home accessories to the mix, responding to requests for him to extend his vision of fashion for the home by providing unique creations for every aspect of home design.

The BBH showrooms have a clean and open presentation, highlighting the richness of each piece in its best space and light. Says Butera, “The PDC is a perfect venue for the transitional timeless elegance that is the overall goal with these showrooms; less product and more statement pieces allows the customer to appreciate the quality and lines of the pieces.”

The first BBH showroom resides in Newport Beach and opened in February to consumers and the trade. The existing, successful Barclay Butera collection retail showrooms will continue to offer the eclectic blend of varied top designer lines of furnishings and accessories, including Ralph Lauren, Baker, Henredon and, of course, Barclay Butera Home.

About the Company
Barclay Butera, Inc. (BBI), Butera’s 12-year old corporation, is based in Newport Beach, CA, and entails the Barclay Butera retail/to-the-trade collection showrooms in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, and Park City, UT. Barclay Butera Home, Inc. (BBH) is home to both the Barclay Butera Home line, distributed with over 300 retailers nationwide, and to Barclay Butera Home retail and designer showrooms. Butera designs and manufactures his products in Los Angeles, CA.

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Kozio Announces Support for AMCC's New High-Speed, Low-Cost 440GR PowerPC Processor for Networking Applications

Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] new 440GR PowerPC® processor for networking applications. Kozio develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] new 440GR PowerPC® processor for networking applications. Kozio develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems.

"We’re pleased that Kozio’s kDiagnostics solutions will be available for our 440GR customers, “said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. “We’re confident that by using kDiagnostics to verify their embedded system designs, our customers will be able to reduce their internal costs and accelerate their time-to-market."

"We're pleased to build on an existing successful relationship with AMCC by providing support for their newest PowerPC processor," notes Kozio President, Joseph Skazinski. "We're dedicated to helping product development teams using the 440GR, 440EP and all other AMCC PowerPC processors, turn their prototypes into products faster than ever."

Based on the PowerPC 440 superscalar core, AMCC's 440GR is targeted at networking and storage control plane applications. The low-power, low-cost PowerPC 440GR offers increased processor speed, memory performance and integrated dual fast Ethernets. Ideal for line card, system control and multi-radio devices, the PowerPC 440GR operates at a clock frequency of up to 667 MHz.

For developers of AMCC 440GR and 440EP-based products and a wide range of other processor families from leading manufacturers, Kozio provides a completely integrated diagnostics solution – including drivers for peripherals, as well as turnkey test suites for Ethernet, I2C, USB, HSS and other features provided through the core processor architecture. Kozio also leverages its extensive hardware expertise to provide professional services supporting boot loader and OS integration to custom platforms.

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). All products are delivered as pre-built binaries fully ported to custom hardware. For more information on Kozio products and free evaluation kits, visit www.kozio.com. For more information on AMCC’s PowerPC 440GR please visit www.amcc.com.

About AMCC
AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications such as PowerPC and programmable SOC architectures, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit at http://www.amcc.com.

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware 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. Kozio also provides custom software services leveraging its extensive knowledge of numerous semiconductor technologies. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit www.kozio.com.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. PowerPC is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, e-mail protected from spam bots, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Jefferson Rubber Works Offers Free Prototype Design Service

Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. (JRW) announces its free prototyping services for customers who need engineered rubber products manufactured with unparalleled accuracy.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. (JRW) announces its free prototyping services for customers who need engineered rubber products manufactured with unparalleled accuracy. Their prototyping capabilities permit them to provide customers with product samples demonstrating JRW's rubber molding expertise.

John Pike, JRW sales manager, invites customers to let the experienced JRW team design your next prototype: “The free prototyping service is a way for us to get involved with our customers' projects from the start. It also helps show our commitment to their success.”

Jefferson Rubber Works has a modern facility that uses state-of-the-art methods for molding custom rubber parts. JRW employs applicable plastic technology to replace aging compression and transfer molding methods. Its "Real-time" computerized process monitoring system can monitor up to 8 molding parameters, which allows JRW to produce superior parts while reducing cost.

Jefferson Rubber Works molds custom rubber parts for OEM and large volume customers in a wide variety of markets including auto manufacturers, the medical industry, the US military and many more. JRW has made many custom projects including window closeouts for automobiles, laproscopic seals for medical tools, and skins for gas masks.

Let Jefferson Rubber Works create a free prototype to your specs. Visit this link to submit your contact information: http://www.webdex1.com/page/jeffersonrubber/std.html

Jefferson Rubber Works was incorporated in June, 1975, to provide a source of high precision, cost efficient rubber molded parts for large volume rubber consumers. Their staff brings a broad spectrum of knowledge and keen insight to the operation, with years of experience in the rubber molding industry. If you need reliable parts for your demanding applications, contact Jefferson Rubber Works http://www.jeffersonrubber.com - the precision molding specialists.

For complete information on Jefferson Rubber Works' free prototyping and injection molding capabilities, please contact:
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AMCI Releases SSI Interface Module For Rockwell Automation's CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLC

Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) releases the 7662 SSI interface module for the Rockwell Automation CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLC. The 2-channel module is the third Synchronous Serial Interface that AMCI has designed for Allen-Bradley PLCs, and benefits from years of research and development experience. Competitively priced and recognized by the Rockwell Automation Encompass program, the AMCI 7662 is considered the industry standard for SSI sensing applications.

Terryville, CT (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI), a Connecticut based industrial controls company, has released another interface module for the Rockwell Automation CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLC platform. The 7662 module is a 2-channel Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI), widely used to connect intelligent SSI sensors to industrial automation systems.

“This module is easily configured for a variety of sensors and their unique data interface requirements,” explained Dave Johnston, an AMCI sales representative. This module compliments the family of SSI and resolver interface modules already available for all the other Allen-Bradley PLC systems.

Leveraging over eighteen years of experience in the design, development, and manufacturing of automation controls, AMCI boasts one of the industry's most comprehensive offerings of PLC module solutions for position sensing, high-speed output control, and stepper motor control.

AMCI is also partnering with Rockwell Automation in their esteemed Encompass program to advance the marketing and sales opportunities for the 7662 product. The Encompass program provides any Rockwell Automation customer a quick and concise way to locate compatible products that offer unique automation solutions.

In addition to SSI applications, AMCI also specializes in resolver interfaces and resolver-based limit switch controls. "Industrial automation customers who require heavy-duty rotary position sensors and interfaces, look to our complete line of brushless resolvers and resolver transducers. Manufactured in popular industry standard sizes, at competitive prices, AMCI offers one of the largest selections of resolver sensors available on today’s market. By designing and manufacturing our own resolver electronic interfaces and resolver-based electronic limit switches, AMCI has earned the trust and respect of Machine Builders and System Integrators - we are expert on everything resolver" explained Matt Tellier, sales engineer.

The SSI interface products that AMCI designs and manufactures are available for today's most popular PLC systems, including plug-in modules for Allen-Bradley, GE Fanuc, and Modicon. Customers requiring an SSI interface for their industrial networks can explore AMCI's NEXUS solution; a network ready unit that can be configured for EtherNet IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, or Profibus communication.

Beyond manufacturing the specialized PLC module products, AMCI sales technicians provide every customer with the guidance and consulting necessary to confidently specify any of their control products. Customers interested in PLC interface modules, resolver sensors, resolver interfaces, and/or limit switch controllers are encouraged to speak with an AMCI representative who can walk them through the specifying process.

For additional information on AMCI and their products or pricing, visit their web site at http://www.AMCI.com or contact them by phone during regular business hours at (860) 585-1254.

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Advanced Micro Controls Inc.
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SCIEMETRIC® Announces the QualityWorX® Test System Manager

Software solution increases first pass yield in discrete manufacturing.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Sciemetric Instruments Inc., the premier provider of defect detection, analysis and traceability solutions, is pleased to announce the release of the QualityWorX® Test System Manager (TSM), an off-the-shelf software package that enables manufacturing managers to make better, quicker and more informed decisions about how to improve yield.

The QualityWorX® TSM automates the storage, retrieval, analysis, and reporting of test result data for discrete manufacturing. Test result data including test operations, status results, feature results and waveforms are transferred from a Sciemetric test system to the QualityWorX® database. Unlike scalar data or simple pass/fail information, the waveform data stored in the TSM can be used to provide test modeling, trend analysis and assist with root cause determination.

According to Nathan Sheaff, CEO of Sciemetric Instruments Inc., “The QualityWorX® Test System Manager provides manufacturing managers with the tool necessary to improve yield, reduce cost and ultimately achieve six sigma quality”

QualityWorX Test System Manager is now available to customers.

About Sciemetric® Instruments
Sciemetric is the premier provider of defect detection, analysis and traceability solutions for manufacturers. We are shaping the future of efficient, high quality manufacturing. Our solutions deliver the insight manufacturers require to improve quality, increase productivity and decrease costs across the entire production lifecycle.

Sciemetric customers are leading manufacturing companies in the automotive, industrial, medical, electronics and other sectors. A few customers who have implemented Sciemetric solutions to help them achieve their quality and productivity objectives include Ford, General Motors, Behr, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Toyota, Cummins, Delphi, John Deere, Caterpillar, Mazda, Hyundai, Visteon, Holden, International, Saturn, Hewlett-Packard, Becton Dickinson, Baxter, Medtronic and Boston Scientific.

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Masterfil Cleans Up Filling of Irn-Bru for A G Barr

A fully-automatic filling machine supplied by Masterfil Limited is now being used by leading soft drinks producer A G Barr Plc for the well known Irn-Bru, Tizer and St Clements brands.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- The 4-head S5000-A Multifil machine which is mounted on a 6-head frame has been installed at the company's Glasgow plant where it is being used to fill two styles of 3 litre and one style of 5 litre containers with squash and syrups. The line runs at up to twenty containers per minute when handling the 5 litre bottles.

The Masterfil equipment replaces an old in-line filler which was no longer acceptable in terms of speed and accuracy. Due to the very low ullage space (head space after filling) in the 3 litre containers, the filling of the orange squashes and syrups often resulted in spillage of the product with the old system.

The new machine supplied by Masterfil is equipped with a three speed fill facility which allows it to fill in three stages, the first slowly to prevent foaming, the second which is 80% of the fill - fast, and the third slowly again as the level of the liquid reaches the top, thus preventing spillage. Each squash and syrup has its own fill characteristics and is given its own speed setting, and a digital readout indicator enables the operator to set the optimum speed for each product. Once the operator has set up the product, the readouts can be recorded and resetting the next time round can be easily effected without resorting to trial and error.

Between batches the machine is flushed through for cleaning without the need to strip down. When filling sticky syrups and other sugary liquids this reduces downtime and maximises on production throughput.

"Filling with the new Multifil machine is faster, more accurate and cleaner" says a spokesman for A G Barr. "It is ideally suited to the products we are currently running on this line and, because it is mounted on a 6-head frame, will allow us to upgrade to a 6-head machine in the future when production demands increase."

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Research and Markets : Chinese Market for Polypropylene in Demand

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14355) has announced the addition of Chinese Markets for Polypropylene to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14355) has announced the addition of Chinese Markets for Polypropylene to their offering.

China's demand for polypropylene has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow.

China’s two-decade high economic growth has spurred the rapidly rising consumption of polypropylene. Since 1990, the country’s polypropylene consumption has grown 17.8% annually. In 2000, the consumption of polypropylene increased to 6.1 million metric tons and Chinese domestic production reached 3.1 million metric tons. China’s demand for polypropylene is forecast to advance to 9.5 million metric tons by the year 2005. As demand advances at a rapid pace, China strives to increase polypropylene output, which is forecast to rise to 9.5 million metric tons by the year 2010. Despite new facility construction and capacity expansions, China’s polypropylene demand will continue to outstrip the supply. The country will continue to depend upon polypropylene imports throughout the next century.

This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (1994, 1999 and 2004) and long-term forecasts through 2009 and 2014 are presented. Major producers in China are also profiled in the producer directory.

Below are the topics mentioned and are discussed in more detail inside the study:
-Business Environment
-Polypropylene Industry Assessments
-Polypropylene Production & Demand
-Polypropylene Demand by Market
-Polypropylene Markets Outlook
Textile
Packaging
Automobiles and Other Motor Vehicles
Construction
Consumer Products
Other Markets
-Marketing Strategies
-Polypropylene Producer Directory

-List of Charts
Polypropylene Production and Demand Summary
China's GDP and Industrial Output
Industrial Output by Ownership
Foreign Investments and Loans
China’s Imports and Exports
Polypropylene Capacity in China
Polypropylene Capacity, Output and Demand
Polypropylene Production
Polypropylene Exports and Imports
Polypropylene Demand by Market in 2009

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14355

Laura Wood
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Symbology, Incorporated Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On March 17, 2005, Symbology, Incorporated celebrated its 25th anniversary as a bar code technologies expert. A specialty manufacturer of sequentially numbered bar code labels, the company is also a provider of bar code inspection equipment and digital files.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Symbology, Incorporated of Maple Grove celebrated its 25th Anniversary on March 17, 2005. As a pioneer in bar code technologies, the company has enjoyed 25 years of success. Even though it was snowing, company officers Jeff Gossen and Ted Schultze willingly bent to their traditional anniversary task of grilling lunch for the employees. (See photo.)

Asked about the keys to their success, President Ted Schultze said he believes that being knowledgeable about technologies, focusing on a niche market, and being able to predict and adapt to industry trends have been their most valuable practices. Standards and types of bar codes have expanded exponentially. Printing and packaging practices have also seen dramatic changes. Symbology provides the expertise to ensure that their clients use codes correctly.

On the label printing side, Symbology offers custom label construction and sequential numbering; abilities that few other companies can duplicate. There is a growing demand for the individual numbering of items, according to Vice President Gossen, as manufacturers and retailers strive to improve tracking, counterfeit and tamper-prevention, harsh environment durability, and data management.

As for the future, both men are enthusiastic about recent bar code developments including 2D / DataMatrix codes and RSS (Reduced Space Symbology) codes that are now being used to store more extensive data directly on individual items, and/or to fit on very small items. The use of “Smart Bar Code Labels” labels with RFID chips, while still in its early stages, is another exciting development.

When asked if Symbology is ready to meet the challenges of the next 25 years, Schultze declares, “You bet we are! I’m confident that we have the right people, the right strategies and the right expertise to carry us on towards our 50th Anniversary.”

Symbology, Incorporated, established in 1980, is a specialty manufacturer of sequentially numbered bar code labels, including customized security products. An ISO 9001 certified company, they are also the largest provider of bar code DigiCode® files and film masters, and offer a complete line of inspection equipment. Customers around the globe choose Symbology for its top quality products, technological expertise, and unsurpassed customer service. Offices are located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Web address www.symbology.com.

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Electronic Bill of Materials

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005.

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

- Job Costing Redesign
- Contribution Reporting
- Redesign
- Mfg. Part Processing
- Project Reserved Inventory
- E-BOM
- 3D CAD/PLM/Document
- Management
- Financial Enhancements
- Encompix CRM
- Time & Material Focus
- Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
- Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
- Learn about version 9.3
- Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
- Input your ideas into future product development
- Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
- Network with your peers in your industry
- Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595. Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
- Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
- All special events
- Breakfast Wednesday
- All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Routings and Bills of Material

Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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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Wisconsin Manufacturer Big Sky Chooses Encompix ETO ERP

Wisconsin Manufacturer Big Sky Chooses Encompix ETO ERP

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1) Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2) Ability to integrate with Inventor
3) Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business

The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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ITS Raves about Encompix ETO ERP Support Staff

ITS Raves about Encompix ETO ERP Support Staff

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- International Thermal Systems (ITS) is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in complete state-of-the-art engineered-to-order equipment for thermal-processing, metal packaging and finishing industries. ITS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ovens, washers, furnaces, coolers, and material handling equipment.

After a comprehensive and lengthy evaluation, ITS selected Encompix ERP system to replace aging legacy business applications running on an IBM System 36.

According to Roy Bruce, director of finance, there were three major factors influencing the decision. "First, Encompix matched our need. Second, the Encompix customers visited were positive about the product but even more positive of the support staff. Third, Encompix was neither the largest or smallest product reviewed but was the best value."

"After visiting other companies and hearing their convictions that Encompix stands behind their product, it only confirmed that we were making the right decision. I would challenge any ETO company to evaluate their process and compare it to the Encompix product. I would be surprised if they found a better match."

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066 x 13
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Small Manufacturers Face Unique Problems

Small Manufacturers Face Unique Problems

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Small manufacturers face special problems and challenges according to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software and maker of E-Z-MRP.

Problem: Small manufacturers don’t know what you need to make today to meet customer commitments. E-Z-MRP will detail every day exactly what to make in order to satisfy customer demands.

Problem: Small manufacturers have lost control of inventory.
E-Z-MRP informs manufacturers exactly what inventory on hand, what is needed to buy every day to meet the production schedule, and identifies excess inventory and shortage well in advance.

Problem: Small manufacturers do not know exactly what products cost because purchased parts prices keep changing. E-Z-MRP’s powerful Bill of Materials Processor provides up to the minute product costs and sophisticated configuration management as well.

Problem: Small manufacturers do not know if they have the capacity in work centers to do all the work to do to ship on time. E-Z-MRP now offers a Capacity Planning function that details what percent of your work center’s capacities are being used and where there will be production bottlenecks.

Problem: Many small manufacturers believe their operation is too small to run manufacturing software successfully. E-Z-MRP was the first product designed specifically for small manufacturers – start-up to $15,000,000 – who had no previous experience with manufacturing software. It has been successfully implemented in hundreds of site around the world.

Problem: Many small manufacturers believe manufacturing software is too complicated for their company. E-Z-MRP is simple to operate, while still providing all of the information needed. It has been implemented in as little as 18 days.

Problem: Manufacturing software requires too much maintenance.
E-Z-MRP was originally designed to be run on a single user PC by people with no previous experience with either computers or manufacturing systems.

Problem: Most small manufacturers believe they cannot afford the cost of manufacturing software. E-Z-MRP costs $2,995. That’s it. And leasing is available.

There are no other manufacturing solutions that are addressing the needs and challenges of the small manufacturing sector in the same manner because they deem these small operations not worthy. E-Z-MRP respects the hard work and dedication of the small manufacturer and demonstrates that commitment by providing a solid solution to their challenges: E-Z-MRP.

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Suppliers Claims of Lost and Missing FAX Procurement Resolved with e-Kanban

Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month)

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

FAX Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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Cutting Tool Provider Finds Pronto ERP A Cut Above the Rest

Cutting Tool Provider Finds Pronto ERP A Cut Above the Rest

(PRWEB) March 24, 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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National Caramel Corn Day Open House

Gold Medal Products Company announces the celebration of National Caramel Corn Day, with an Open House Event, to be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2005, at the Odeum Sports & Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) March 23, 2022 -- Gold Medal Products Company announces the celebration of National Caramel Corn Day, with an Open House Event, to be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2005, at the Odeum Sports & Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

The purpose of this event is to provide current and prospective caramel corn retailers with information on all aspects of the business, as well as tips for achieving optimal success. As a popcorn and fun food industry leader for over 70 years, Gold Medal has expertise in every area, from sales and marketing, to the latest equipment innovations and methods for producing perfect gourmet caramel corn.

Gold Medal team members will conduct hands-on equipment demonstrations and present informational tutorials. Experts from co-sponsoring companies including Weaver Popcorn, Orville Redenbacher, Bertels Can Company, PVM Displays, Bagcraft, and Louana Oil will also be available to provide guidance in areas such as store set-up, product packaging, and supply selection.

This event is free and open to the public, however attendees are requested to pre-register. Pre-registered attendees will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $500 dollar equipment gift certificate. For details and registration, visit http://www.gmpopcorn.com, and follow the National Caramel Corn Day link, or contact Gold Medal Chicago Branch Manager, Pete Bakala at (800) 767-5352.

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Research and Markets: A Discussion of The Chinese Market for Sealants

(PRWEB) March 23, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14345) has announced the addition of Chinese Markets for Sealants 2005 to their offering

China's demand for sealants has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (1994, 1999 and 2004) and long-term forecasts through 2009 and 2014 are presented.

Key producers and end-users are profiled. Most of Chinese sealant producers are listed in the producer directory section.

In China, bituminous sealants and synthetic sealants are major types of sealants. Synthetic sealants include synthetic rubber sealants, acrylic sealants, polyurethane, polysulfide and silicone sealants. Bituminous sealant plays a predominant role in the sealant industry.

A preview of the key topics discussed includes:

-Business Environment
-Sealants Industry Assessments
-Sealants Production and Demand
-Sealants Consumption by Market
-Market Entry Channels
-Sealants Producer Directory

List of Charts:

- Sealants Production, Demand and Capacity Summary
- China's GDP and Industrial Output
- Industrial Output by Ownership
- Foreign Investments and Loans
- China’s Imports and Exports
- Sealants Capacity in China
- Sealants Capacity, Output and Demand China
- China’s Sealants Demand by Type in 2004
- Sealants Production
- Sealants Exports and Imports
- Sealants Demand by Market in 2009

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14345

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
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March 23, 2022

Martin Baker Ejects Other Suppliers in Favour of Imaje

Martin-Baker, world leader in aircraft escape systems, has enjoyed a long association with Imaje spanning more than 14 years. Every component used in Martin-Baker’s aircraft ejection seats has to be identified by a product and batch code, together with other specific traceability information. When you consider that one ejection seat comprises approximately 2,000 component parts, this is no mean task.

(PRWEB) March 23, 2022 -- To help them, Martin-Baker has invested in both S7 and S8 Imaje non-contact inkjet printers, many fitted with the unique Imaje handgun. The Imaje printers code approximately 90% of the components that make up an ejection seat. These components are manufactured from a variety of materials, including anodised and painted aluminium, stainless steel and titanium. The Imaje inkjet printers run on either black or white ink depending on the colour of the substrate, to ensure high visibility of the code.

The compact S7 inkjet printers are wall-mounted with a user-friendly hand-held programming terminal. The S7s can print up to 4 lines of variable information. Martin-Baker also chose S8 bi-jet printers to give them increased flexibility to code up to 8 lines of text, if required. The handgun attachment allows operators to code individual parts, as and when required, with greater accuracy, increased speed and enhanced results.

Previously Martin-Baker used Markall machines for all their coding and marking requirements which involved block lettering and impression stamping. This method of marking was slow and resulted in a low quality code. “Our company’s products are noted for their innovative design and with increased complexity comes an increase in the number of components utilised. We recognised that we needed a versatile system for coding the varying sizes of components quickly and above all with ease,” explained Martin-Baker’s Production Engineer, John Hooley.

“The differing sizes of the components meant that they didn’t lend themselves to a conventional production line coding method. We were first attracted to Imaje because of their unique handgun system. This allows us to quickly code the various sizes and shapes of components and also gives us increased flexibility in where we choose to locate the code.”

Mr Hooley continued, “The Imaje printers also offer a highly improved definition of identification and a consistently good quality code. The speed at which we can code our components has increased and as a consequence we have been able to achieve a higher throughput of work. Last, but by no means least, this method of coding results in a far cleaner and more efficient working environment.”

Martin-Baker ejection seats have saved in excess of 7000 lives to date. Their systems must operate correctly first time, every time. Rigorous testing is imperative and if one component fails, the complete batch is withdrawn. Nathan Mathews, Imaje Area Sales Manager, commented, “Martin-Baker have a strong reputation for reliability and quality and expect the same from their suppliers. Imaje have built up a good working relationship with Martin-Baker over the years and we aim to consistently deliver the level of service they require. Fortunately, they understand the importance of regular servicing of their equipment to ensure reliability is not compromised. Their operators are also fully trained on the Imaje equipment and have the necessary knowledge to solve any minor problems that may occur.”

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March 22, 2022

Software Link Joins Best Software’s Business Partner Advisory Council

Leading accounting and business management software provider helps to shape the way Best Software works with and through its partner channel.

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- www.software-link.com –In recognition of its commitment to providing superior accounting and business management software solutions to small and medium-size businesses, Software Link, a leading Best Software partner and reseller, has joined the Business Partner Advisory Council (BPAC), a highly regarded group of top Best Software partners and technology product/service providers.

“Being a BPAC member is a great way to help structure and influence the way Best Software works with and through its Partner Channel,” said Stanley Kania, president of Software Link. “We are always looking to better our firm’s relationship with Best Software. Having a forum to do so allows both Software Link and our clients to be more successful.”

As a Best Software business partner selling Peachtree Software, BusinessWorks Gold, MAS 90 and MAS 500 accounting software and solutions in Atlanta, Georgia, this invitation was extended due to the high level of support and service Software Link has provided businesses in the accounting software market as well as its commitment to being a leader in the industry.

BPAC’s purpose is to bring together influential partners with various Best Software product groups, program managers, and executives in order to provide direct feedback and insight as to what's working, what can be improved, and how Best Software can better support its partners.

About Best Software
Best Software offers leading business management products and services that support the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.3 million small and midsized customers in North America. Its parent company, The Sage Group plc (London: SGE.L), supports 4.4 million customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, Best Software has delivered easy-to-use, scalable and customizable applications through its portfolio of leading brands, including Abra, ACT!, CPASoftware, FAS, MAS 90, MIP, MAS 500, Peachtree Software, and SalesLogix, among many others.

About Software Link
Software Link, www.software-link.com, is Georgia’s leading accounting and business management software adviser, reseller and trainer. With a wide range of back-office solutions including accounting, distribution, manufacturing and e-commerce, Software link offers award-winning products and services that have revolutionized the way small and midsized companies do business. Software Link works exclusively with the Best Software suite of products including Peachtree Software, Abra, BusinessWorks Gold, MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500. Each of its packages is designed to help its clients have an easy and scalable solution for every stage in the life of their businesses.

Media Contact
Contact: Scott Davis
Title: Director of Marketing
Company: Software Link
Phone: 800.521.7322

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on E-BOM

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on E-BOM

(PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

•Job Costing Redesign
•Contribution Reporting
•Redesign
•Mfg. Part Processing
•Project Reserved Inventory
•E-BOM
•3D CAD/PLM/Document
•Management
•Financial Enhancements
•Encompix CRM
•Time & Material Focus
•Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Sales and Production Drawings

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Sales and Production Drawings

(PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21

Encompix 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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Roy Bruce Rates Encompix ETO ERP Best Value

Roy Bruce Rates Encompix ETO ERP Best Value

(PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- International Thermal Systems (ITS) is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in complete state-of-the-art engineered-to-order equipment for thermal-processing, metal packaging and finishing industries. ITS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ovens, washers, furnaces, coolers, and material handling equipment.

After a comprehensive and lengthy evaluation, ITS selected Encompix ERP system to replace aging legacy business applications running on an IBM System 36.

According to Roy Bruce, director of finance, there were three major factors influencing the decision. "First, Encompix matched our need.

Second, the Encompix customers visited were positive about the product but even more positive of the support staff. Third, Encompix was neither the largest or smallest product reviewed but was the best value."

"After visiting other companies and hearing their convictions that Encompix stands behind their product, it only confirmed that we were making the right decision. I would challenge any ETO company to evaluate their process and compare it to the Encompix product. I would be surprised if they found a better match."

Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) said, “The ETO Institute recognizes Encompix as the clear cut leader in the Engineer-to-Order environment. The ability to track the rework is so central to the ETO process that it is a central quality issue.”

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.

Contact:
Roger Meloy
Encompix
513-733-0066 x 13

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Beach Access Solution for Small Manufacturers

Beach Access Solution for Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- Unlike the “big boys” of the ERP world with half million dollar solutions for midsize and large manufacturers, E-Z-MRP announced the single cost-effective technology solution for very small manufacturers.

According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software and maker of E-Z-MRP, these are the leading problems:
• Problem: Small manufacturers don’t know what you need to make today to meet customer commitments.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP will detail every day exactly what to make in order to satisfy customer demands.

• Problem: Small manufacturers have lost control of inventory.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP informs manufacturers exactly what inventory on hand, what is needed to buy every day to meet the production schedule, and identifies excess inventory and shortage well in advance.

• Problem: Small manufacturers do not know exactly what products cost because purchased parts prices keep changing.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP’s powerful Bill of Materials Processor provides up to the minute product costs and sophisticated configuration management as well.

• Problem: Small manufacturers do not know if they have the capacity in work centers to do all the work to do to ship on time.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP now offers a Capacity Planning function that details what percent of your work center’s capacities are being used and where there will be production bottlenecks.

• Problem: Many small manufacturers believe their operation is too small to run manufacturing software successfully.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP was the first product designed specifically for small manufacturers – start-up to $15,000,000 – who had no previous experience with manufacturing software. It has been successfully implemented in hundreds of site around the world.

• Problem: Many small manufacturers believe manufacturing software is too complicated for their company.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP is simple to operate, while still providing all of the information needed. It has been implemented in as little as 18 days.

• Problem: Manufacturing software requires too much maintenance.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP was originally designed to be run on a single user PC by people with no previous experience with either computers or manufacturing systems.

• Problem: Most small manufacturers believe they cannot afford the cost of manufacturing software.
• Solution: E-Z-MRP costs $2,995. That’s it. And leasing is available.

Rocky Smolin insists that E-Z-MRP is the solution to small manufacturer’s problems. There are no other manufacturing solutions that are addressing the needs and challenges of the small manufacturing sector in the same manner because they deem these small operations not worthy. E-Z-MRP respects the hard work and dedication of the small manufacturer and demonstrates that commitment by providing a solid solution to their challenges: E-Z-MRP.

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E-Kanban Key to Continued Process Improvement

E-Kanban Key to Continued Process Improvement

(PRWEB) March 22, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is Not Efficient and Not Lean
At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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March 21, 2022

Brafasco and Unified Business Solutions Recognized for Outstanding Business Achievements

Earns Microsoft Business Solutions Pinnacle Award for Innovation

CHICAGO, IL — March 21, 2022 Brafasco, an industrial supplier of fasteners and safety equipment, was recently honored by Microsoft Business Solutions, a leading provider of integrated business applications, with a 2005 Pinnacle Award for outstanding business achievements. Brafasco received recognition for its Pinnacle Award for Innovation at Convergence 2005, the annual Microsoft Business Solutions customer conference. Brafasco selected Unified Business Solutions, LLC, a Des Plaines, IL. Certified Microsoft Business Solutions Reseller to design and implement a customized solution that would fulfill all of their needs resulting in reduced costs and an enhanced customer support experience for their customers.

Pinnacle Awards, established in 1997, are presented yearly and recognize Microsoft Business Solutions customers that have achieved notable accomplishments with their Microsoft Business Solutions applications.

The 2005 Pinnacle Awards were presented in eight categories: Customer Service, Education, Evangelism, Fast Track, Financial Reporting and Budgeting, Innovation, Teamwork and Overall Excellence.

Microsoft Business Solutions selected Brafasco for the Innovations award because of the creativity, vision, customer service, and the overall benefits that the company has realized because of its Great Plains Enterprise and Supply Chain Management solution implementation.

“Brafasco prides itself on superior customer service, and has a niche market in special orders and custom-made items for specific applications” said Robert San Julian, the company’s President and CEO. “Microsoft Business Solutions and Unified Business Solutions, LLC gave us the ability to provide exemplary customer support while reducing our cost of operations.” Jack Hahn, Brafasco’s Vice President for Information Systems, worked closely with Microsoft Business Solutions and Unified Business Solutions to realize its award-winning solution.

About Brafasco

Founded as a single store in 1966 and currently headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Brafasco sells fasteners, safety equipment, and other industrial supplies to industry, trade, and maintenance departments. Brafasco also develops and sources hard-to-find products for specific, custom applications. The company just opened a new facility in Chicago as part of a Midwest expansion that will continue throughout 2005. Brafasco employs 200 people at its 24 warehouse stores in North America. More information is at www.brafasco.com

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GD&T; Cost-Saving Calculator Estimates Savings for Organizations

ETI’s free calculator allows companies to analyze annual design and manufacturing expenditures.

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- The GD&T; Potential Savings Calculator is the latest in a series of free resources available from Effective Training. The calculator is a tool that helps companies understand the amount of unnecessary expenditures each year due to employees who don't know how to correctly apply and interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T;). It is offered exclusively at ETI’s website (www.etinews.com/calculator).

The calculator is a one-of-a-kind tool developed by ETI to help companies realize the true value of utilizing GD&T; correctly throughout the design and manufacturing process. It analyzes the costs associated with creating, interpreting and revising drawings, as well as the price of communicating or interpreting design requirements for suppliers and manufacturing. It also factors in many other manufacturing expenses associated with the revisions to fixtures, tooling, and gages that result from poor drawings. The calculator can be used at the company, division, department or project level. Tool tips provide assistance with understanding data entry.

“Used correctly, GD&T; decreases time spent creating and interpreting drawings by 30-50%,” said Alex Krulikowski, GD&T; expert and ETI president. “Drawing changes are reduced by 50% through the use of proper tolerance analysis, clear concise drawings, and understanding how to correctly determine tolerance values. Used properly on drawings, GD&T; results in a decreased cost for gages, manufacturing fixtures and tooling, workpiece rework, scrap, warranty costs, and major plant problems. The GD&T; Potential Savings Calculator factors all of these elements and displays a detailed estimate of an organization’s potential savings with proper GD&T; application. Companies who try it will be amazed at the impact GD&T; will have on their ability to cut costs.”

After estimating how much money the proper application of GD&T; can save a company annually, the calculator compares that figure with an approximate cost to provide employees with training in GD&T; fundamentals, advanced concepts, and tolerance stacks. These courses constitute a core education in GD&T;, but ETI also offers classes in Statistical Tolerance Stacks, an ASME/ISO Comparison, and Solid Model Tolerancing (Y14.41-2003).

ETI has been in the GD&T; training business for 20 years. They provide hands-on workshops at locations around the world. ETI offers skills testing with every workshop, and all of their courses can be customized to include a company’s drawings and parts.

For more information about GD&T;, visit their website (www.etinews.com). To inquire about a custom training program, call 800-886-0909

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CMS Consultants and GRSI Team Up to Provide Complete Warehouse and Shipping Management Control

New partnership benefits companies requiring materials handling automation.

Springfield, VA (PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- CMS Consultants Inc., developer of WorldLink, a leading enterprise middleware shipping solution, added GRSI to its Certified Solution Provider Program. GRSI is the developer of FastTrak, GRSI’s flagship warehouse control software solution, and the company brings 18 years of materials handling automation expertise to its sales of the CMS product line.

“GRSI’s products and services broaden the automation options for shipping and warehouse operations,” said Wil Fekeci, CMS Consultants president. “A combined CMS and GRSI solution gives customers a complete warehouse to shipping solution.”

Larry Kuhn, GRSI president said, “WorldLink expands our product offerings. We’ll utilize the application to extend the functionality of FastTrak, allowing us to strengthen our shipping offering to our customers. Additionally, we know there are a number of existing CMS customers that will be interested in our warehouse automation solution. It’s a win-win-win for customers, GRSI, and CMS.”

The two companies also gain synergies from sharing some common partners and existing customers.

About CMS Consultants, Inc.
CMS Consultants is a logistics management innovator, providing transportation, shipping and logistics solutions to more than 400 customers worldwide. With more than 16 years in the shipping management industry, CMS is a long-time shipping solution reseller and developer noted for industry excellence. The company’s competitive advantage is its focus on the business management aspects of its customers’ shipping solutions, also providing powerful enhancements to heighten a company’s shipping efficiency and customer service capabilities, and readily enabling the ability to analyze the vast collection of shipping data.

CMS satisfied customers number more than 400 customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Customers include many Fortune 500 companies.

About GRSI
GRSI is a leading-edge developer of material handling automation, and software/controls solutions. With more than 18 years experience in its industry, GRSI solutions enable the automation, integration and coordination of the sub-systems within a company’s warehouse and integrates to Host systems, warehouse management systems (WMS), and modern enterprise software systems (ERP).

GRSI customers include Fortune 500 customers in locations around the world.

For Information Contact:
CMS Consultants, Inc.
Kathy Herrmann, Director of Marketing and Channel Sales
(703) 455-8292, x114
www.cmsconsultants.com

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Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), Announces the Election of MG (RET) Robert H. Scales, Jr. PhD to it's Board of Directors

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- KMSI is pleased to announce the election of MG (RET) Robert H. Scales, Jr. PhD as a member of KMSI’s Board of Directors. Dr. Scales is currently the President of COLGEN, Inc., and recently served as President and CEO of Walden University and President of Capstar Government Services (CGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Services. Dr. Scales also sits on the Army Science Board, and the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation and The National Technical University. Prior to joining the private sector, Dr. Scales served over thirty years in the Army, retiring as a Major General. He is a sought-after lecturer to academic, government, military, and business groups in the United States, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. Dr. Scales is the author of several books on military history, serves as a senior military analyst for National Public Radio and Fox News Network and is a frequent commentator and consultant for other major media networks on issues relating to military history and defense policy. He is a graduate of West Point and earned his PhD in history from Duke University.

“KMSI is extremely pleased to have Dr. Scales join the KMSI’s Board of Directors,” said Jack Lee, KMSI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to significantly leveraging his leadership capabilities, experience and knowledge as KMSI continues to expand its presence in the advanced distributed learning marketplace.” Phil Garfinkle, a member of KMSI’s Board and principal of Gabriel Venture Partners, added “I look forward to working with Dr. Scales. His extensive experience and reputation for providing insightful direction to learning and technology-focused organizations will make him a key management of our leadership team.” In his acceptance of his election to the Board, Dr. Scales said “It is a pleasure to work with an energetic and experienced management team who are building a solid reputation in the industry. I hope to make a significant contribution to their continued success in expanding their presence in the enterprise learning marketplace and to executing their aggressive business strategy.”

About Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc.
Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative knowledge and learning management solutions for Fortune 2000 companies and Government agencies. For more information, please visit www.kmsi.us

KMx is available to all government agencies via the General Services Administration (GSA) Contract GS-35F-0461M with Velocite Systems, Inc.

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AXIOMTEK Becomes a GSA Advantage Supplier

Company to Provide a Wide Range of Diversified Industrial Solutions to Federal Buyers

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced it has become an official GSA Advantage Supplier for Federal purchasing agents. With more than 15 years experience in providing excellent products and services to customers around the globe, Axiomtek broadens its distribution channel to reach more than 300,000 Federal users worldwide.

Axiomtek will provide a wide range of diversified industrial solutions offered through the GSA schedule including industrial PC and data storage solutions; embedded PCs; industrial panel computers; and a complete host of R&D; and OEM integration services.

For Axiomtek Federal customers seeking specific products and solutions available on the GSA schedule, Axiomtek has created its own separate GSA product listing Web site. This allows customers to quickly research and identify needed components, systems and services without the requisite to visit the official GSA Advantage Web site which can be difficult to navigate. The Axiomtek GSA Web site is located at www.axiomtek.com/gsa

Federal customers who require customized support are able to work with AXIOMTEK using its eSmart™ custom integration services. In as little as 30 days, AXIOMTEK will perform custom integration work on a customer’s chosen computing platform including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded operating system support, customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader, utilities, and more to significantly reduce development time for new systems and solutions.

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.2005axiomtek.com

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Research and Markets: View New Report on Lighting Fixtures Market in Russia

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14209) has announced the addition of The Lighting Fixtures Market in Russia to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14209) has announced the addition of The Lighting Fixtures Market in Russia to their offering.

This report offers a comprehensive picture of the lighting fixtures industry in Russia, providing trends in lighting fixtures production and consumption, lighting products, imports and exports for both indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as company profiles and data on the supply structure.

The report provides a forecast for the lighting fixtures market by federal district, with general data on foreign and domestic investments. The Russian lighting fixtures production is analysed considering the product type, number of employees, range of turnover and type of property of the leading manufacturers. A short profile for the main Russian ballast manufacturers is also available.

Moreover the Russian production is broken down by segment (decorative and residential lighting, commercial/technical lighting, industrial lighting, outdoor lighting) and by light source (traditional incandescent, halogen incandescent, linear fluorescence, gas discharge, LED).

A breakdown of lighting fittings exports and imports is provided by country and by product (residential lighting, commercial lighting, others).

Data on residential lighting are broken down by style (traditional, modern and design lighting) and by positioning of the ligth source (floor lights, table lights, wall lights, ceiling lights, suspensions), while data on commercial lighting are broken down by single product (downlights, fluorescence systems, projectors, spotlights, entertainment lights). Short profiles of the leading Russian manufacturers in the technical lighting segment are included.

One section is wholly dedicated to a review of the lamp market, with data on the consumption of lamps in various segments and a brief profile for the main companies.

The report also provides an overview of the Russian distribution channels for lighting fixtures, together with short profiles of the leading Russian distributors.

The last section comprises a list of exhibitions and shows that take place in Russia in 2005, plus interior design magazines, internet portals and web sites for online shopping.

A list of about 100 respondents to questionnaires is given, as well as addresses of 180 Russian lighting fixtures companies.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14209

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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Frost & Sullivan India Manufacturing Excellence Awards, 2005

India’s manufacturing sector has often been accused of having failed to capitalize on the in-built advantages of cheap labor, skilled manpower, and abundant natural resources. Instead, it has been the services sector (offshoring services, BPOs, and IT) that has leveraged the country’s traditional strengths, begging the question of why India has failed to optimize on its vast pool of skilled and economical manufacturing talent.

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Against this backdrop, Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, established the India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) in 2004, to honor both market leaders and emerging companies in India’s manufacturing sector. With the mission "to recognize the Indian Manufacturing Capability and assess its Global Competitiveness," the IMEA awards recognize the select few who have achieved and sustained manufacturing excellence. Companies shortlisted for IMEA awards have been typified by the due diligence, perseverance, foresight, and dedication required to develop a successful manufacturing organization and promote continuous learning.

Recipients of Frost & Sullivan’s IMEA 2004 were chosen by an Executive Committee comprising industry representatives and felicitated at a glittering awards ceremony held in Mumbai. Among the companies presented these prestigious awards included Moser Baer; Tata Motors; Marico Industries Limited, Goa; Rane (Madras) Limited, Mysore; Solectron Centum Electronics Ltd; Aditya Cement (a unit of Grasim Industries, Ltd.); Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems Ltd; and Wipro Limited - computer factory.

Receiving the Corporate Platinum Award in IMEA 2004, Mr. J.M. Thatte of Tata Motors Limited remarked,”This award signifies public recognition of our efforts to successfully implement mass production processes with a high level of automation. While auto industry experts have been appreciative of the status of our operations for some time now, an award such as this has helped the public become more aware of the extent of work done. The very survival of our business in this fiercely competitive industry depends on our ability to manage manufacturing in line with the global trends of productivity and efficiency. We would just hope to better all our efforts.”

“It is wonderful to see the recipients of Frost & Sullivan’s IMEA 2004 working with increased confidence due to higher employee morale, enhanced client relationships as well as better investor relations,” says R. Rao, Head Process Consulting, Frost & Sullivan, India.

IMEA 2005 is ready to be kickstarted with interested companies invited to send in their applications by March 31st 2005. Starting April, shortlisted companies will be assessed by a panel of experts with recipients to be conferred the awards at a gala to be held in November of this year.

About Frost & Sullivan Awards - Frost & Sullivan awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyzes specific criteria to determine award recipients in a variety of regional and global markets. These awards recognize the superior planning and execution of product launches, strategic alliances, distribution strategies, technological innovations, customer service, and mergers & acquisitions. A host of other crucial marketing factors such as leadership, strategy, service, innovation, integration, and development are also recognized. The companies that are commended as award recipients are those with the diligence, perseverance, and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

About Frost & Sullivan - Founded in 1961 in New York, Frost & Sullivan is a global growth consulting company, supporting clients' expansion for more than four decades. In India, our market expertise covers a broad spectrum of verticals (technology, healthcare, automotive, chemicals, industrial and process consulting) while our portfolio of advisory competencies includes custom strategic consulting, market intelligence, summits & conferences and management training. Our mission is to forge partnerships with our clients' management teams to deliver market insights and to create value and drive growth through innovative approaches.

Frost & Sullivan's network of consultants and analysts spans the globe with offices in every major country.www.frost.com

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Project Reserved Inventory

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Project Reserved Inventory

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

- Job Costing Redesign
- Contribution Reporting
- Redesign
- Mfg. Part Processing
- Project Reserved Inventory
- E-BOM
- 3D CAD/PLM/Document
- Management
- Financial Enhancements
- Encompix CRM
- Time & Material Focus
- Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
- Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
- Learn about version 9.3
- Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
- Input your ideas into future product development
- Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
- Network with your peers in your industry
- Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595. Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
- Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
- All special events
- Breakfast Wednesday
- All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Creation of Quotes

Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Includes Creation of Quotes

(PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.
By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots. Encompix 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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Engineer-to-Order Manufacturer Big Sky Chooses Encompix

PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
- Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
- Ability to integrate with Inventor
- Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business

The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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Beach Access Software Explains Why Other Software Vendors Overlook the Small Manufacturer

PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software and maker of E-Z-MRP software for small manufacturers explains why it is a challenge to create a manufacturing system that gives a small manufacturer the information they need without overwhelming them with the operational complexity and the drain on resources that characterize most MRP and ERP products.

Smolin determined what a small manufacturer really needed to know about their operation could be boiled down to four questions:

1) What do I need to make?
2) What do I need to buy?
3) When do I need to make it?
4) When do I need to buy it?

The faster and easier they could get the answers to these questions, the happier a small manufacturer would be. E-Z-MRP reduces all of the inputs to the MRP formula to Supplies (quantities on hand, on order, in WIP, etc) and Demands (sales orders, forecasts, and dependent demands calculated by MRP). All of the data required to maintain the manufacturing database is done through just two simple screens.

Priced at $2995, the E-Z-MRP system is a fraction of the cost of systems with similar power and capabilities. It will run on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000 or Access XP to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

For more information, and user testimonials, visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334

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Pronto ERP: Truck Delivery Routes Part of Integrated Solution

PRWEB) March 21, 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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March 20, 2022

Pneumatic Leaf Shafts Provide Precise Uniform Expansion and Eliminate Core Damage

Advanced technological integration of materials in Convertech's Pneumatic Leaf Shafts ensures precise expansion and a firm grip on even the most sensitive of core walls.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) March 20, 2022 -- Anodized aluminum leaves provide perfectly uniform expansion and a surprisingly strong yet non-damaging grip. A simple interlocking extrusion leaf integrates seamlessly with Convertech's reliable pneumatic shaft design and provides a reliable and strong hold. This results in perfectly uniform expansion and perfect grip.

Precision delivery of expansion pressure makes this Pneumatic Leaf Shaft perfect for use with thin-walled cores. Perfect for paper, fiber or steel cores, Convertech's Pneumatic Leaf Shafts are lightweight and efficient. Light and medium duty narrow web applications, such as printing and rewinding of narrow web products, traverse winding, corrugated products, film winding and packaging products, can all benefit from Convertech Pneumatic Leaf Shafts.

Pneumatic Leaf Shafts are also available in wide web lengths up to 150 inches. Built with the same advantages as its narrow web, Pneumatic Leaf shafts Convertech ships its wide web shafts faster than competitors, usually in about two weeks.

Convertech, the leading manufacturer of expanding shafts and chucks for the converting and packaging industries, produces a full line of shaft and chuck products in diameters up to 16 inches and face lengths up to 150 inches.

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 two weeks keeps customers up and running.

You can find our more about Convertech's Pneumatic Leaf Shafts and fast delivery advantages 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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Streamlines Pre-Manufacturing Process

(PRWEB) March 20, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21

Encompix 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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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Manufacturing Part Processing

(PRWEB) March 20, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

•Job Costing Redesign
•Contribution Reporting
•Redesign
•Mfg. Part Processing
•Project Reserved Inventory
•E-BOM
•3D CAD/PLM/Document
•Management
•Financial Enhancements
•Encompix CRM
•Time & Material Focus
•Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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 03:29 AM | Comments (0)

March 19, 2022

G-Man Creates Hip Hop Track for New National Steel & Shipbuilding Commercial

The world of the commercial music producer involves creating songs in a wide variety of styles, and in one week, Scott G (The G-Man) created a rock song, a techno dance number, and a trance tune - plus a hip hop track for a new radio spot advertising NASSCO, the builder of ships for British Petroleum and the U.S. Navy.

(PRWEB) March 19, 2022 -- As the owner of G-Man Music & Radical Radio, Scott G has created music that rocks, rolls, soothes, and shocks. He has composed and recorded salsa, jazz, techno, and even a rumba. "But as a white boy from Wisconsin," he states, "I had never been asked to create a hip hop track until now."

The recording, entitled "Hop Hip," is appearing on radio commercials for National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) as part of their recruiting efforts to staff up while finishing two large contracts. NASSCO is completing double-hulled oil tankers for British Petroleum and T-AKE ships for the U.S. Navy.

Scott G founded G-Man Music & Radical Radio, where he produces award-winning radio commercials and composes music for radio and TV spots. His songs have been called "Moby meets Bowie" by producer Pete Anderson, "Moby meets Devo" by TV producer Paul Rich, and "The rhythm of machines with melodies of the heart" by music writer Janis Amy.

He has four albums on Delvian Records: "Grin Groove" (2002), "Electro Bop" (2003), "Platinum Age of the Remix" (2004), and "Sonic Tonic" (coming April 4, 2022)

Mr. G is a member of NARAS (the Grammy organization), a creative director of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) and writes about music for many organizations, including MusicDish.com and the Immedia Wire Service. The G-Man’s songs are on iTunes, www.digipie.com, www.96decibels.com, P2P sites, and http://www.delvianrecords.com, while his commercials may be heard at http://www.gmanmusic.com

National Steel and Shipbuilding, a General Dynamics company, has been designing and building ships since 1960, completing oil tankers, ferries, containerships, and oceanographic research ships for commercial customers; and hospital ships, fast combat support ships, tank landing ships, and roll-on/roll-off ships for the United States Navy.

Contact:
Brian Forest or Scott G
Immedia Wire Service / G-Man Music
immedia @ pacbell.net
http://www.gmanmusic.com
818-223-8486

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Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc. Introduces the New Catalog of Products CAT05 Milling Products

Springfield Vermont January 31, 2022 Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc. introduced a new Catalog of products to make it easier for a machinist to select the proper milling tool to solve his or her machining needs.

(PRWEB) March 19, 2022 -- Applications: The catalog features guides for selecting the proper tooling for the application being performed, as well as machining parameters, that, are excellent recommended starting points for running these milling tools. Descriptions of the insert grades and the material that they machine best are shown on all insert pages.

Specials: Examples of custom built tooling are also displayed in the catalog to give the machinist an idea of the types of tooling that Lovejoy Tool Company is capable of designing and building.

Products: This catalog contains a range of standard products such as inserts, end mills, face mills, slab mills, PCD CBN diamond tooling, high velocity tooling and slotting cutters as well as holders for some of this tooling.

Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc. specializes in custom designing and building milling cutters, inserts and some accessories for machinists in the aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, mold and die, farm and industrial and many more industries. Lovejoy is known for being a problem solver in the milling industry and we are here to solve your machining needs.

For more information, contact Jill Chadbourne at 800-843-8376 x234 and request your free catalog today.

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March 18, 2022

All You Gotta Do is Ask

A new book on Change Management tells how to release the vast creative intelligence locked within each individual. When workers are simply asked for their ideas and allowed to implement those ideas themselves a dynamic change takes place for both the individual and the organization.

Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- “All You Gotta Do Is Ask explains how to promote large number of ideas from your employees, something most organizations do very poorly, if at all. The people who manage such organizations are either unaware of the power of employee ideas, or they don’t know how to tap it. This easy-to-read book will show you why it is important to have a good idea system, how to set one up, and what it can do for you, your employees, and your organization. You will become a much more effective manager as a result. Your people will be happier, you (the manager) will be less stressed, and your unit’s performance will rise to levels you could not have come close to in any other way.” – Alan G. Robinson, professor University of Massachusetts and author of Ideas Are Free.

Over 100 years ago Frederick Taylor and Lillian and Frank Gilbreth developed Scientific Management, the Division of Labor and Process Improvement. Henry Ford used the concepts to build the world’s largest manufacturing company. But, jobs were simple, repetitive and boring. Workers hated it. Ford Motor had a 50% turnover rate until Henry doubled people’s wages. Yes, American industry grew enormously wealthy from this new system. But, manufacturing jobs became “deadly,” and society suffered from the lack of “dignified,” work. From highly skilled craftsmen people were now told to “Leave your brains at home!”

Finally after 100 years it is all changing now! A new level of respect is coming to the workplace as senior managers are beginning to recognize the latent talent locked within their workers.

Toyota, one of the world’s richest manufacturing companies, has two pillars for their success, the pursuit of excellence, through: Lean – the elimination of all non-value adding wastes and “Respect for People.” Most American companies today are pursuing Lean or Lean Six Sigma but very few understand the critical other part – getting people involved at work and empowering them to make their work easier, more interesting and allowing them to build their skills and capabilities through their own creative ideas. “Without empowering all workers to fully participate in creative problem solving you will never be able to sustain your improvement activities,” says Norman Bodek co-author of this new book. “How can you attain six sigma or zero defects unless everyone is part of the process?”

But something new is happening. ArvinMeritor, an automobile parts supplier, for example, received 21 ideas in writing from the average employee and saved $4,285 per employee. Subaru a year ago received 108 ideas per employee and saved over $5,000 per employee. Imagine how people feel when they are asked to submit and implement their ideas. Imagine how they feel when management not only asks but listens to them. This very simple process is dynamically changing the workplace. Instead of people always waiting to be told what to do, they are now beginning to lead the improvement process.

All You Gotta Do Is Ask will become your personal guide book to implement a very powerful employee involvement process at your company. Read the book and learn the very simple steps to make it happen.

All You Gotta Do Is Ask is written by Chuck Yorke and Norman Bodek. Chuck is an organizational development and performance improvement specialist at Technicolor Corporation. Norman is president of PCS Inc. and the former owner of Productivity, Inc. – Press, creator of the Shingo Prize for manufacturing excellence and the author of The Idea Generator - Quick and Easy Kaizen and Kaikaku The Power and Magic of Lean.

“A very simple approach and a very powerful message centering on the brainpower each employee can bring to work and how leaders can tap into it.” – David Veech, Manager, Lean Certification Programs, University of Kentucky

The press can obtain a copy of the book from PCS Press, 360-737-1883, e-mail protected from spam bots. Others can buy the book from http://www.pcspress.com/allyougottadoisask.html

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Voltaix Approved for Customized Training Grant Through State of New Jersey Department of Labor

Voltaix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, today announced that they have been approved for a Customized Training Grant through the State of New Jersey Department of Labor.

North Branch, NJ (PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Raritan Valley Community College of North Branch, NJ, is the training provider and will work closely with Voltaix over the next year to provide training to enhance employee performance. Training will include Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Lean Manufacturing, Team Building, Technical Writing, and Problem Solving, as well as various courses to increase computer skills of Voltaix employees.

“The award of this training grant will enable us to empower our employees to provide leading edge products and service to our customers”, said Dr. Matthew Stephens, Chief Operating Officer of Voltaix.

Further information about Voltaix is available at www.voltaix.com

Voltaix is recognized worldwide for manufacturing high purity specialty gases and chemicals that enhance the performance of electronic and photonic devices. Its products include germane, silicon tetrafluoride, trimethyl silane (3MS), and Silcore® . Voltaix deploys proprietary manufacturing technologies to provide highly consistent products tailored to increase manufacturing yields, throughput, and device performance.

Silcore® is a trademark of ASM International, N.V.

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Voltaix Undertakes Six Sigma Initiative to Enable Deeper Customer Relationships

Voltaix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, today announced that fifteen Voltaix employees have received Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

North Branch, NJ - This training will enable deeper customer support relationships and improved product solutions for Voltaix partners, whether value-added suppliers or end users.

“Six Sigma will enable the Voltaix team to deploy problem-solving tools to improve product consistency and usability, which translates to yield and throughput improvements for our customers,” commented Dr. Matthew Stephens. “Yield and throughput are more important than ever, given the high capital equipment expenditures associated with 300mm wafer processing. Further, new technology integration issues drive the need for closer customer-supplier relationships.

“I would like to thank the new green belts for expressing their commitment to Improving Semiconductor Performance™ by dedicating personal time to obtain this certification.”

Further information about Voltaix is available at www.voltaix.com

Voltaix is recognized worldwide for manufacturing high purity specialty gases and chemicals that enhance the performance of electronic and photonic devices. Its products include germane, silicon tetrafluoride, trimethyl silane (3MS), and Silcore® . Voltaix deploys proprietary manufacturing technologies to provide highly consistent products tailored to increase manufacturing yields, throughput, and device performance.

Silcore® is a trademark of ASM International, N.V.

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Research and Markets: Study This Extensive Analysis of Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd. Today

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14101) has announced the addition of Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd.: 2005 Company Profile Edition 1 to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14101) has announced the addition of Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd.: 2005 Company Profile Edition 1 to their offering.

This new company profile on Koyo Seiko provides up-to-the minute analysis of the company. Addressing all the key issues that confront the component sector, this profile analyses Koyo Seiko's current and future M&A; activity, changing new product development and R&D;, financial and market information, company structure and product range, as well as offering a summary of the company's strategy and its future prospects.

Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd is a leading manufacturer of ball bearings and auto steering components. The company also manufactures other automotive products such as ABS sensors, CV (constant velocity) joints, oil seals, steering gear systems, machine tools, drive shafts etc. and mechatronic & factory-automation products.

Koyo Seiko supplies the automotive needs of Toyota Motor, which holds 24.9% stake in the company and most other Japanese automobile manufacturers, as well as several European automobile manufacturers.

The profile is structured as follows:

Company structure
A summary of the ownership and structure of the company, the other activities it is involved in and the relative contributions made by these activities. This will comprise:

- Company overview
- Shareholders
- Divisional organisation
- International production network and engineering and development centres
- Automotive product profile
- A concise summary of the company's product groups.

Customer profile
A note of the company's major customers worldwide and a round-up of recently awarded supply contracts.

Financial performance
A review of the financial strategy of the company as recorded in public statements and reports, followed by an analysis of the accounts for the last five years. It includes commentary on how the company has performed and its prospects over the coming 12 months.

Company strategy
A summary of the key elements of the company's strategy, particularly in major operational areas such as technical development, design or marketing. This section explains how recent events and emerging trends fit into the overall picture of the industry. It also summarises events over the past three years such as acquisitions, disposals and new ventures.

Product development and R&D;
An overview of the company's R&D; strategy and recently launched products.

Prospects

Contents include:
- Company Dossier
- Worldwide Locations
- Financial Analysis
- Competitor Analysis
- Key Events
- SWOT Analysis
- Customers
- Products
- Product Development
- Prospects

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14101

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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Research and Markets: View This Up-to-the-Minute Analysis of Honeywell International Inc

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14093) has announced the addition of Honeywell International Inc.: 2005 Company Profile Edition 1 to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14093) has announced the addition of Honeywell International Inc.: 2005 Company Profile Edition 1 to their offering.

This new company profile on Honeywell provides up-to-the-minute-analysis on the company. Addressing all the key issues that confront the component sector, this profile analyses Honeywell's current and future M&A; activity, changing new product development and R&D;, financial and market information, company structure and product range, as well as offering a summary of the company's strategy and its future prospects.

Honeywell Inc is a diversified manufacturing and technology company, which manufactures aerospace, automotive, transportation and power equipment, and specialty materials. The company’s vast product portfolio includes turbochargers, Fram filters, Prestone antifreeze, engines, avionics, flight-safety equipment, heating and cooling, and control systems.

Honeywell operates in four primary business segments: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Transportation Systems, and Specialty Materials. The Transportation Systems segment serves the automotive industry through its three strategic business units (SBUs), Turbo Technologies, Consumer Products Group, and Friction Materials. For the fiscal ended December 31, 2004, Honeywell posted sales of US$25.6 billion, an increase of 11% over the previous year; and the Transportation Systems segment contributed US$4.3 billion of the total sales.

The profile is structured as follows:

Company structure
A summary of the ownership and structure of the company, the other activities it is involved in and the relative contributions made by these activities. This will comprise:

- Company overview
- Shareholders
- Divisional organisation
- International production network and engineering and development centres
- Automotive product profile
- A concise summary of the company's product groups.

Customer profile
A note of the company's major customers worldwide and a round-up of recently awarded supply contracts.

Financial performance
A review of the financial strategy of the company as recorded in public statements and reports, followed by an analysis of the accounts for the last five years. It includes commentary on how the company has performed and its prospects over the coming 12 months.

Company strategy
A summary of the key elements of the company's strategy, particularly in major operational areas such as technical development, design or marketing. This section explains how recent events and emerging trends fit into the overall picture of the industry. It also summarises events over the past three years such as acquisitions, disposals and new ventures.

Product development and R&D;
An overview of the company's R&D; strategy and recently launched products.

Prospects
Opinion on the company's future prospects.

Contents include:
- Company Dossier
- Worldwide Locations
- Financial Analysis
- Competitor Analysis
- Key Events
- SWOT Analysis
- Customers
- Products
- Product Development
- Prospects

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14093

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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CPDA Announces Agenda and Speaker Line-Up for Developing A Design/Simulation Framework Workshop

CPDA announces details of the Agenda and Speaker line-up for its Developing a Design/Simulation Framework Workshop, which takes place in Atlanta on April 6th. The event offers a program that will explore the latest thinking on the critical issues facing design and simulation.

Port Chester, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- CPD Associates (CPDA) announces details of the Agenda and Speaker Line-up for its Developing a Design/Simulation Framework Workshop, which takes place on April 6th at The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. This event offers a program that will explore in-depth the latest thinking on the critical issues facing design and simulation.

The one-day program will address the following key challenges and more:
1. What are the requirements for a CAE data model to close the syntactical and semantic gaps between design and simulation? What information needs to be structured to serve multiple product views and different simulations, such as CFD and stress?
2. How can a design/simulation framework promote reuse of objects and methods to minimize the development effort? How can idealization and meshing be automated, and the knowledge reused?
3. What steps can be taken to define and validate products up front prior to detail design?
4. How can the loop be closed between requirements and detailed design to provide traceability and validation of requirements, functions, concepts, and detail designs?
5. How can systems engineering principles be extended to a design/simulation framework?

For updated information on this event please visit our web site at: http://www.cpd-associates.com?download=atlanta405 or contact Cheryl Peck at 800-573-4756 or by e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

To view the full agenda and speaker line-up go to http://cpd-associates.com/pdfs/agenda/include_ConfAgenda_0305.cfm

Agenda Highlights
*Developing a CAE Model - Michel Vrinat, CPDA
*The Universal Engineering Model – An Extensible CAE Data Model for Virtual Product Development – Malcolm Panthaki, CoMeT Solutions
*Technologies to Increase Simulation Reliability – Mark S. Shephard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
*CAE Data Management – Alhad Joshi, Altair Engineering
*Design/Analysis Interoperability – Russell Peak, Georgia Tech
*Simulation Based Design at Visteon – Dr. David W. Halt and Dr. Bruce E. Webster, Visteon
*Simulation for Conceptual Design – Richard Zarda, Lockheed Martin
*Extending Systems Engineering Principles to an Enterprise Framework – Vasco Drecun, CPDA
*Digital Simulation and Validation as Key Components for Extending Systems Engineering Principles to a PLM Framework – George Allen, UGS
*CATIA Analysis Modeler – Severin Lanfranchi, Dassault Systemes
*Rapid CAD & Analysis of Conceptual Aircraft – Jim Soltisz, Engineous

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 19 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.

Contact: Cheryl Peck - 800-573-4756

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Hardy Instruments Partners with B+L to Reach European Market

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Hardy Instruments and B+L Industrial Measurements announce a cooperation to deliver industrial weighing and tension control equipment to the European market. San Diego based Hardy Instruments will work with B+L, located in Heidelberg, Germany, to develop variations of existing Hardy process weighing and tension control instrumentation, and to create new designs for the European market. This new product line will be branded B+L HARDY and marketed exclusively by B+L Industrial Measurements. Existing Hardy Instruments customers will enjoy improved sales and service support throughout Europe, while B+L customers will gain a full line of industrial weighing instrumentation to choose from.

B+L, formerly known as the Weighing Electronics Branch within Bran & Luebbe, has over 35 years of experience in weighing, thousands of customers and a strong presence in the European market. B+L will focus the majority of its resources to marketing, supplying and handling presale and post-sale support for the new B+L HARDY instrumentation. The German company will also play an active role in the creation of new products and will work with European agencies to attain the proper certifications and approvals for use in various applications.

Hardy Instruments, a leader in industrial weighing and tension control instrumentation, is well known for bringing innovative solutions to the process industry including WAVERSAVER® technology, which ignores vibration for accurate readings, C2® Second Generation Calibration which allows calibration without the use of test weights, and IT® Integrated Technician which facilitates troubleshooting from the front panel of the instrument or over a network.

Dave Ness, president of Hardy Instruments, says, “We have long thought of B+L as Hardy's equivalent in the European market, and we are very honored and excited to be working with them. The value that both organizations bring to the table creates a selection of products and services that well exceeds that of each individual company.”

Leo Baartmans, managing director of B+L adds, “When we chose Hardy Instruments as our partner, we based our decision on Hardy’s strong dedication to the process weighing market. For us, this is a great opportunity to serve those markets in Europe, where we are traditionally strong. In addition, we see this as a chance for the development of products for global markets.”

Information of the B+L HARDY products can be found on the B+L website at www.bl-im.de. For corporate information about Hardy Instruments, Inc., visit www.hardyinstruments.com

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400 is Magic Number to Transition to E-Kanban

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax kanban is not Efficient and not Lean

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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Encompix Engineer-to-Order ERP Meeting May 9 - 11

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

- Job Costing Redesign
- Contribution Reporting
- Redesign
- Mfg. Part Processing
- Project Reserved Inventory
- E-BOM
- 3D CAD/PLM/Document
- Management
- Financial Enhancements
- Encompix CRM
- Time & Material Focus
- Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
- Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
- Learn about version 9.3
- Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
- Input your ideas into future product development
- Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
- Network with your peers in your industry
- Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595. Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
- Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
- All special events
- Breakfast Wednesday
- All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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Encompix Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Automates Pre-Manufacturing Process

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.
By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21

Encompix 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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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Big Sky

PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1) Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2) Ability to integrate with Inventor
3) Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business
The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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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E-Z-MRP Seeks German Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

E-Z-MRP Seeks German Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive German Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month

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Pronto ERP Selected by Canadian Photonics Firm

(PRWEB) March 18, 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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March 17, 2022

PartsHotlines.com Revs Up Their Free Used Auto Parts Search with Ground Breaking Satellite Technology that Allows Users to Locate Parts in a Matter of Seconds

While used car part websites have existed for many years, none have had the technology to provide consumers with immediate results. To solve this problem, Hotlines, Inc. spent years creating its own cutting edge satellite technology that searches the inventory of top-quality salvage yards across the country with the click of a button.

Council Bluffs, IA (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Hotlines, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch the first and only free real-time search for used auto parts on the Internet available at http://www.PartsHotlines.com

Body shops, mechanics, and individuals interested in finding used auto parts immediately simply type their zip code, the year, make, and model of their car, as well as the type and number of parts they're seeking, into the PartsHotlines.com easy-to-use web form and click the "find" button. In a matter of seconds, automotive recyclers’ inventories are queried, allowing the searchers to know instantly if a salvage yard in their geographic area has the parts they need. Other used car part locating services take 24 hours or more to provide searchers with their results via email or phone.

With the launch of this new online used auto parts locating tool, Hotlines Inc. continues to build its reputation as an innovator in the used car parts industry. "The real-time aspect of the PartsHotlines.com site saves our visitors considerable time, because they're not chasing parts which no longer exist," said Betsy Finnell, Hotlines Vice President. "If a recycler enters a part into his inventory at 10:00, and the site visitor looks for that part at 10:01, he’ll be able to see it. If the recycler sells the part at 3:00 and the site visitor is looking for it at 3:01, he won’t see it," continued Finnell.

PartsHotlines hand-picks the salvage yards for their network based on time in the industry, part quality and the superiority of their overall business. "The salvage yards that we allow in our network are the best in the business," said Finnell.

Mike Vande Voort, President and Chief Operating Officer for Hotlines is proud to make old-fashioned used auto parts bulletin boards a thing of the past. "We are pleased to provide body shops and mechanics with instant, real-time information about part availability and pricing – something that is unique in the industry."

About Hotlines, Inc.
Located in Council Bluffs Iowa, PartsHotlines.com is operated by Hotlines, Inc. Hotlines Inc. and its subsidiary companies, PartsHotlines.com and MrCycleParts.com, have created an extensive network of used auto part and used motorcycle part salvage yards that can be accessed by their online satellite searches.

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Remote Backup Systems, Inc. and Rackspace Managed Hosting Announce Solution Partnership, Co-Marketing Activities

Remote Backup Systems, Inc. and Rackspace Managed Hosting agree to marketing alliance designed to increase targeted exposure for both companies.

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Remote Backup Systems, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of RBackup™ remote backup software and Rackspace Managed Hosting, the fastest growing managed hosting company, today announced a Solution Partnership designed to add value for their current clients and to increase targeted exposure for both companies.

“Considering that Rackspace is firmly established as the leader in the Managed Hosting marketplace and that RBS is sunsetting our hosted server option, it was a logical next step for our organization.” said Tommy Gardner, RBS’ Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are very pleased with the results they have provided for our clients in the past, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

“Rackspace’s Partner Program provides a range of support and incentives to our extensive base of resellers, systems integrators and software vendors," said Scott White, Partner Program Manager, Rackspace Managed Hosting. “We look for synergistic relationships with industry leaders like RBS that enable us to add greater value to our customer base while offering award-winning products, services and additional levels of sales and marketing support to our partners.”

Under the terms of the partnership, Remote Backup Systems’ clients will receive discounted hosting rates and a complimentary month of hosting at Rackspace facilities. Rackspace clients will benefit from the agreement by receiving pricing concessions, incentives and discounts of up to 50% from retail prices on RBS’s industry-leading RBackup Remote Backup software.

About Remote Backup Systems, Inc.
Remote Backup Systems, Inc. is the global leader in the distribution of Client and Server software to rapidly deploy a high reliability, high security Internet-based online backup service, and a robust range of support services including national customer referrals. With over 6,500 subscription-based remote backup services in 64 countries, RBS founded the online data backup industry and leads the market with experience, innovation, and support. Contact RBS at 800-945-4491 or visit us online at http://remote-backup.com

About Rackspace Managed Hosting
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Safety.BLR.com Helps Employers with this Challenge: How to Deliver Required OSHA Training to a Growing Population of Hispanic Workers

Safety.BLR.com has just created a Spanish Resources Center to help employers keep up with the challenge of keeping a rapidly growing multilingual workforce in compliance with OSHA’s safety and health requirements.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Experts at OSHA recognize the problem, but busy employers are the ones trying to cope with it. Immigrants make up an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. workforce, and nearly half of them are considered to have limited proficiency in English. That translates into a big challenge for employers: how to keep a multilingual workforce in compliance with OSHA’s stringent safety and health requirements.

Fortunately for employers, Safety.BLR.com, the website for safety professionals that makes training and compliance easier, has just created a Spanish Resources Center at http://safety.blr.com/spanish.cfm. The Center includes Spanish training handouts and quizzes on 54 OSHA topics. It also features news, white papers, forms, guidance documents, regulatory activity, and agency directives and interpretations to help manage occupational safety and health for the Spanish-speaking workforce.

Steve Quilliam, editor at Safety.BLR.com, commented on the site’s new Resources Center: “OSHA requires companies to make sure their employees understand safety training and follow OSHA requirements. That obligation doesn’t change if their employees have a limited understanding of English. So with its prewritten training materials and handouts, our new Spanish Resources Center can be a helpful solution to this challenge.”

The 54 training topics in the Resources Center include Spanish handouts and quizzes on confined spaces, defensive driving, electrical safety, and eye protection.

Sample safety meeting for Hispanic workers:
To help employers get their training started, BLR has made available a sample hazard communication training meeting in English and Spanish, similar to those available at Safety.BLR.com. To download this free sample, go to www.blr.com/81001600/PRS3

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

Contact:
Safety.BLR.com Managing Editor Steve Quilliam
860-510-0100 x 2148

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TCR Engineering Introduces Comprehensive Inspection Services in India

TCR Engineering Services undertakes inspection and quality assurance services in India meeting international and client defined standards.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- TCR Engineering Services, a reputed and independant ISO 17025 certified material testing laboratory, today expanded its service offering to include a comprehensive inspection and quality assurance services.

This new service will help retailers, trading partners, importers and manufacturers assess product quality and meet the regulatory requirements of their industry vertical. The independent, third-party quality assurance services, provided by the TCR Engineering Services inspection team will result in improved product quality, with a reduction in customer complaints, noncompliance and product recalls.

The inspection and quality assurance services from TCR Engineering in India include, Factory Audits, OEM Development, Raw Material Inspection, Initial Production Check, In-Production Check, Random Inspection and Loading Supervision.

The inspection services team will be supported by expert engineers and TCR Engineering Services state-of-the-art materials testing laboratory in Mumbai, India.

The on-site inspection team from TCR will cover all states across India. The pricing structure for the on-site inspection services is set competitively and is based on man-day charges.

To know more about TCR Engineering and its service offering, please visit http://www.tcreng.com

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Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design Seminar Schedule Announced For 2005

Comprehensive Two-day Seminar Explores the Science of Fastening Technology and Mechanical Joining and Offers Practical Problem Solving Techniques

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- SeminarsForEngineers.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sensor Products LLC, announces its 2005 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design seminar schedule in association with Clemson Edupro Inc. Focusing on proper tightening methods, selecting optimal fasteners for design, calculating safety factors and limitations and evaluating dissimilar materials for thermal expansion and galvanic properties, this seminar also incorporates the most recent techniques and guidelines from both international and domestic engineering societies and research groups.

Instructed by Bengt Blendulf, a renowned authority on fastening technology and bolted joint design, this popular course has proven to be an essential resource for engineers involved in design, manufacturing and assembly, standardization, testing, quality control, maintenance or any technical aspect of fasteners and bolted joints.

Dates and locations of the 2005 Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design Seminars are:

April 13-14, 2005 Detroit, Michigan
June 2-3, 2005 Orlando, Florida
October 26-27, 2005 Chicago, Illinois

Information about this and other technical seminars is available at www.SeminarsForEngineers.com or by contacting Bill Ebner at 1.973.560.9092

About SeminarsForEngineers.com
SeminarsForEngineers.com, headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey USA, was founded in 2003 by Sensor Products LLC as a useful information resource for their clientele. Focusing on specialized engineering topics, these two-day technical courses are designed to disseminate the most current and comprehensive information available and provide practical problem solving techniques for a broad spectrum of manufacturing and R&D; professionals. Topics ranging from Fastening Technology and Bolted Joint Design and Static & Dynamic Sealing to Web Handling and Converting and Composite Materials Design, Testing & Fabrication are taught by the foremost authorities in their fields. Company website: www.SeminarsForEngineers.com

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
Sensor Products LLC USA
Public Relations Specialist

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Kulicke & Soffa Sells Wedge Bonder Designs to Orthodyne Electronics

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KLIC) today announced the sale of its wedge bonder technology to Orthodyne Electronics located in Irvine, California. The sale includes both the design of wedge bonding machines and the licensing of intellectual property.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Jack Belani, K&S; senior vice president, Wire Bonding Division and Corporate Marketing noted that “Since wedge bonders represented less than 1% of our sales last year, it makes more sense for us to focus our R&D; resources on our major product lines including ball bonders and test products. We will, however, continue to sell refurbished machines and support our installed base with spare parts and service. Additionally, we will also sell our existing wedge bonder models for a period of approximately 2 years, during which period Orthodyne will continue to develop and enhance their product portfolio with K&S;’s technology. We are pleased to be working with Orthodyne, whom we believe is well positioned to continue to serve the marketplace with Wedge bonders.”

Gregg Kelly, president of Orthodyne notes, “Wedge bonding equipment is our company’s primary focus. The new technology and designs purchased from K&S; will enhance our product offerings and allow our engineers to create new, best-in-class machines that have their roots in both K&S; and Orthodyne designs. We look forward to extending our leading market position as we focus on wedge bonding solutions for our customers.”

About Kulicke & Soffa
Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ: KLIC) is the world's leading supplier of semiconductor wire bonding assembly equipment. We believe K&S; is the only major supplier to the semiconductor assembly industry that provides customers with semiconductor wire bonding equipment along with the complementing packaging materials and test interconnect products that actually contact the surface of the customer's semiconductor devices. The ability to control all of these assembly related products is unique to Kulicke & Soffa, and allows us to develop system solutions to the new technology challenges inherent in assembling and packaging next-generation semiconductor devices. Test interconnect products include a variety of wafer probe cards, ATE interface assemblies, and PC boards for wafer testing, as well as test sockets for all types of packaged semiconductor devices. Kulicke & Soffa's web site address is http://www.kns.com

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Kulicke & Soffa Releases The New Advanced Technology (AT) Premier Stud Bumper

Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) has just released a new advanced Stud Bumping Machine. The ATPremier offers many technology advancements specifically designed for the growing flip chip market.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- “Many of our global customers have been asking for greater stud bumping speed, lower impact force, and finer pitch capability, in a platform with wafer specific productivity enhancements,” states Christian Rheault, K&S; Vice President, IC Ball Bonders. “The new ATPremier delivers them all.”

Using new hardware and software technology, this next generation, high-speed stud bumper provides greatly reduced cost-of-ownership compared to existing stud bumping products. Offering the fastest bumping speeds in the market along with the smallest footprint, ATPremier maximizes the use of resources and clean room space. Currently, the ATPremier bonds 36 standard bumps/second at 60 µm pitch. This represents an 87% speed improvement over our previous platform the Wafer Pro Plus. As stud bumping does not require under bump metallurgy, bonding can be performed in a single step. Competing technologies use many process steps to bump a wafer.

Customers will see cost savings using the new Wafer-Mapping interface by bonding only known good die. Current practices process the entire wafer, consuming materials and time on chips that are known to be bad from previous testing steps. Developing programs for the machine is shorter than ever with Step-and-Repeat teaching. This keeps the bonder producing product, rather than teaching programs.

Jack Belani, Senior Vice President of K&S;’ Wire Bonding Division and
Corporate Marketing, explains, “The quantum leap in productivity offered by ATPremier takes K&S; to a whole new plateau, enabling greater range of applications that were previously limited to more expensive flip chip interconnect. We are very excited about this revolutionary higher bump speed capability and plan to target new market segments for our stud bumper.”

The new ATPremier Stud Bumper will be engaged in customer qualifications in April, and will be ready for production shipments by June 2005. For more data on the new K&S; Stud Bumper, visit our web site at: http://www.kns.com/Templates/showpage.asp?TMID=164&FID;=277&PID;=3298

About K&S;
Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ: KLIC) is the world's leading supplier of semiconductor wire bonding assembly equipment. K&S; is the only major supplier to the semiconductor assembly industry that provides customers with semiconductor wire bonding equipment along with the complementing packaging materials and test interconnect products that actually contact the surface of the customer's semiconductor devices. The ability to control all of these assembly related products is unique to Kulicke & Soffa, and allows us to develop system solutions to the new technology challenges inherent in assembling and packaging next-generation semiconductor devices. Test interconnect products include a variety of wafer probe cards, ATE interface assemblies, and ATE boards for wafer testing, as well as test sockets for all types of packaged semiconductor devices. Kulicke & Soffa's web site address is http://www.kns.com

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Contribution Reporting

Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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Engineeer-to-Order Configurator Introduced by ETO ERP Leader Encompix

PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.
By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.

For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots. Encompix 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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E-Z-MRP Seeks Dutch Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Dutch Distributor License Agreement.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Dutch Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

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Pronto ERP Lands Another Canadian Account

(PRWEB) March 17, 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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Montana's Lucky Dog Lodge Wins Award for Log Homes

The Log Home Builder's Association of North America offers a two-day class on building log homes from scratch. The Association awards exceptional log homes built by graduates by recognizing them as a Log Home of the Month. More information is available on the Association's building log homes class page.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 17, 2022 -- The Log Home Builder's Association of North America has named The Lucky Dog Lodge in Bozeman, MT as the Log Home of the Month for March. The Lucky Dog Lodge was selected for excellence in design and construction, using the techniques taught by the Log Home Builder's Association of North America. A photographic layout of the lodge is available on the Association's log home pictures page.

The Log Home Builder's Association of North America offers a two-day class on building log homes and log cabins from scratch without log home kits. Eliminating the kit and building a log home from scratch can save the builder huge amounts of money. In addition, the use of pioneering techniques during construction can save the builder even more. Part of the Association's class focuses on pioneering techniques such as lifting logs without the use of an expensive crane.

Each month, a log home built by a student of the Association is selected as the Log Home of the Month and featured in a photographic layout.
For more information about log homes, visit the association's web site at or call (360) 794-4469

About The Log Home Builder's Association of North America
The Log Home Builder's Association of North America has been teaching students to build their own log homes from scratch since 1965 and currently has over 45,000 members throughout the world.

Contact Information:
Media contact:
Steve White
425-894-0561

Students please visit our website, www.loghomebuilders.org or call (360) 794-4469

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Trim Technologies LLC Introduces a New Green Stucco Trim System

A new breakthrough system that replaces lumber and petroleum based foam used for stucco enhancements. Faster cheaper last for the life of the stucco which is centuries

Santa Maria, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Dan Rodlin, founder of Trim Technologies, LLC, has invented a system that replaces the need for lumber and petroleum based foam used for stucco enhancements. This new green technology is environmentally friendly. The system is patented and has received high ratings from a nation wide market study. Trim Technologies has truly invented a breakthrough product.

Trim Tech products are attached around windows, doors and bellybands, right after the lathing process. Portland cement Plaster is then applied to fill them out to the desired shape or style. Says Rodlin; “I have replaced 150,000 linear feet of lumber and foam in the last year in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Anybody interested in saving time, saving money and saving the Earth, will want to learn more about Trim Tech”. The results leave a rock hard surface strong enough to stand on, and it lasts the life of the stucco which is centuries. Mike Walker, Field Supervisor for Centex Homes, says, “I like Trim Tech because I can lean a ladder against it.”

Dan Rodlin has acquired three patents over the last ten years. In 2003 he established Trim Technologies, LLC and acquired his third patent. Trim Tech is the manufacturer of this system and it’s the best available product for stucco enhancement trims.

For more information, contact Dan toll free at 866-487-4695

PO Box 6168
Santa Maria CA 93456
(805) 348-1907 phone
(805) 348-1908 fax
www.trimtechnologies.com

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March 16, 2022

Mike Gallagher and General Steel Start College Fund for Children of Fallen Soldiers

Gallagher, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, and General Steel want to pay for the education of children who have had a parent killed fighting the war on terror.

New York, N.Y. (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 16 , 2005 -- Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mike Gallagher announced today that his charitable foundation and General Steel Corporation are partnering to help pay for the education of the children of military men and women who have been killed fighting the war on terror.

Gallagher fondly refers to his estimated 3.25 million weekly listeners as “Gallagher’s Army” and frequently asks his listeners to help in charitable causes.

General Steel Corporation, one of the best-known brands of steel buildings and a longtime sponsor of The Mike Gallagher Show, recently donated $33,000 to start the “Gallagher’s Army/General Steel Educational Assistance Fund.

“I can’t think of a better way to support our troops than to help fulfill these hero’s dreams for their children’s education,” said Jeff Knight, founder and president of General Steel.

Gallagher added, “I am honored to be partnering with a company like General Steel to help make a difference in the lives of these young people.”

Gallagher said he will continue to ask for contributions and donations of support in the coming months to add to the fund.

In announcing the formation of the fund, Gallagher said, “General Steel was very generous in its initial contribution. We plan to take advantage of this fast start by dedicating our energy in the coming months to not only add to the fund, but to publicize the existence of the fund to ensure the money is distributed quickly to the families who need the help.”

Information about the fund and an application can be found online at www.gallaghersarmy.com

General Steel is a leader in the pre-engineered steel building Industry, providing buildings around the world for almost any purpose. The General’s prominent advertisements on radio and television have lead to increasing the awareness of the cost and time savings provided by steel buildings.

The Mike Gallagher Show can be heard on over 200 radio stations daily. Gallagher is also a frequent guest host/contributor on Fox News. Gallagher formed The Mike Gallagher Show Charitable Foundation (“Gallagher’s Army”) in response to his listener’s support of charitable causes he often mentioned on his radio show. Gallagher’s Army has helped send over 70,000 “gift boxes” to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Contact
Joey D. Hudson, executive director
The Mike Gallagher Show Charitable Foundation
864-331-1973
www.mikeonline.com

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Lorachell International is Proud to Announce Sourcevietnam.com has launched in time for LA Fashion Week.

Lorachell International has taken a unique role in offering outsourcing capabilities to United States Apparel Wholesalers and manufacturers. Currently, they offer one price, one contact outsourcing to Vietnam, a growing manufacturing partner in the International Outsourcing market

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- Lorachell International has taken a unique role in offering outsourcing capabilities to United States Wholesalers and manufacturers. Currently, they offer one price, one contact outsourcing to Vietnam, a growing manufacturing partner in the International Outsourcing market.

Lorachell retains offices in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Los Angeles to facilitate a complete sourcing solution in both countries. Lorachell handles everything from sourcing to production, to distribution. Lorachell is committed to maintaining high quality control standards, cost efficient production, and on time shipping.

Although, classified as a Consultant organization, Lorachell approaches outsourcing in a different context. Our feeling is companies’ need or want a streamlined process, whereas they would have one company to pay, one contact to manage the process, and hold liable without having to navigate the complex realm of International Law and Incoterms.

Lorachell offers its services for a nominal set-up cost, and bills on a per piece basis allowing wholesalers and retailers alike to build in this cost to their pricing tiers. Reflective of our efforts, dictate this pricing matrix, as with larger volume we will have a more time consuming role of participation, thus defining our compensation. In addition, to alleviate the feeling of alienation to small and medium businesses this pricing will allow small businesses to compete in their respective pricing matrix.

Due to the effects of ‘Do Moi’ The Vietnamese government has offered enticing incentives making Vietnam one of the leading countries for outsourcing. A control is now in place to recognize and protect intellectual properties, and has increasingly become an enticing destination for foreign investment. Studies show countries such as China, Taiwan, and India have increasingly outsourced contracts originating from the U.S. and EU to Vietnam saving on labor rates and entering a virtually untapped educated labor pool.

Eric N. Stevens President of Lorachell International stated, “Vietnam has been one of the best kept secrets in the outsourcing industry. Albeit because of historical animosity, or our late diplomatic normalization the US are years behind countries such as China, Taiwan, India and Australia who have set up factories in duty free investment zones. Walk into any major retailer at this time and you will see clothing lines with the Made In Vietnam tag. Companies in the US are now starting to see the value in outsourcing to Vietnam. I intend to bring Lorachell International to the forefront of the outsourcing effort, to essentially change the business model of outsourcing and minimizing the cost and need to go through several different entities to manufacture products overseas. Navigating the International Laws and different business protocols are sometimes enough to discourage entrance into overseas markets. I intend to withdraw that thinking as a reason not to outsource. Sourcevietnam.com is a vehicle aimed at bringing more companies to the realization that Vietnam is indeed a large player in the Outsourcing Industry. “

Lorachell International will compliment the launch of sourcevietnam.com with a marketing campaign aimed at trade websites, the apparel industry, home accessory and gift industries.

For further Information please contact our Public Relations Director Lorraine Clifton at 818-718-7432

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Expanded Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device & Skin/Cosmetic Training from the Center for Professional Innovation & Education (CfPIE)

The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) is expanding its European pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and skin/cosmetic training course offerings. Course topics will range from current good manufacturing practices (GMP) and drug development training to regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Expanded courses begin in May, 2005

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- The Center for Professional Innovation & Education announces the expansion of its training programs and educational offerings in Europe. CfPIE will provide its broad array of in-depth training courses in Europe to professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and skin/cosmetic industries. These courses cover a multitude of topics in the field of clinical research and development, GMPs and GLPs, drug development and regulatory affairs. CfPIE educational conferences are designed to address the latest issues affecting R&D;, quality assurance, manufacturing and regulatory affairs and increase the knowledge base of each attendee.

Training courses provided by CfPIE have been utilized by over 600 corporations, federal and state governments and numerous non-profit agencies. A number of these organizations have designated CfPIE as their primary provider of external training. “We have been consistently ranked as one of the premier providers of training and educational services with both our extensive public course schedule and our customized on-site programs,” said Mark G. Mazzie, Managing Director, CfPIE. “In addition to the 120 public programs scheduled in North America and Europe during 2005, we will deliver over 150 on-site programs designed to meet the specific needs of our clients.”

Courses in Europe will begin on May, 2005 and initially consist of May 24 & 25, 2005 - Stability Testing of Proteins, Peptides & Other Biomolecules; May 26 & 27, 2005 - Writing Effective Standard Operating Procedures & Other Process Documents; May 26 & 27, 2005 - International GMPs for Biopharmaceuticals & Biologics; May 30 & 31, 2005 - Effective Document Management for the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Industries; May 30 – June 1, 2021 - Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians; June 2 & 3, 2005 - Understanding and Interpreting Data & Results in Medical Literature

For further information, contact us at 610-688-1708 or e-mail protected from spam bots. To register online, please visit CfPIE.com

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Falken Industries Ltd – Clean Plus® Product Group Launches Handyman®, a New Exciting Consumer Product Line for the Do-It-Yourself Market

Falken Industries Ltd - Clean Plus® Product Group today announced the launch of its new Clean Plus® product line; Handyman®. Handyman® is targeted to the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast market.

Paris, France (PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- This product group initially features Handyman® Heavy Duty Hand Cleansing Wipes and Handyman® Heavy Duty Pumice Hand Soap. Both products are of the highest quality and offer high performance convenience to the consumer. The Handyman® product line is represented by the mascot handyman that is featured on all packaging and promotional material. The Handyman® packaging is truly exceptional and will play an important role in the product group’s expected success.

Handyman® is targeted to be sold in Do-It-Yourself stores (DIY), marinas, garden centers, hyper markets etc.

Executive Vice President Helle Madso stated “we are currently in a strong position with our Clean Plus® Auto care line for the consumer market but feel that this line will strengthen the company’s position as a consumer goods company even further. We believe that we can sell the Handyman® products into our existing markets as well as opening completely new ones.”

The primary objective with the Handyman® product line is to meet the needs of any given domestic “handyman” who needs a product that gets the job done and values convenience and quality.

The two products currently offered are only the beginning of the Handyman® product range. Several other exciting products are in the pipeline.

About Falken Industries LTD:
Falken Industries Ltd. Is a leading manufacturer of innovative wet wipe products. Its core product group is the leading Clean Plus® brand of high performance products - www.cleanplus.com through which it ensures the development and commercialization of specialty cleaning and maintenance products for consumer and industrial applications.

Through subsidiaries in St Pierre les ElBeuf, Falken also pursues the development of its non-competing private label business which contributes materially to economies of scale in raw materials costs.

Clean Plus® Auto Care® is a recognized success by both clients and competitors due to its unique market positioning, high quality, and price advantage.

Distribution is ensured through Falken’s unique “Super Distribution” concept. Super Distribution Agreements provide large and successful distributors with a contractual exclusivity for a given geographic area and market segment.

Currently, the Clean Plus® and related product lines are sold throughout Europe in approximately 5,000 retail locations. The products are currently sold in France, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, South Africa and Turkey. The Company’s clients include: the largest distribution networks in the automotive sector, major gasoline station chains, one of the most exclusive retail auto aftermarket chains in Europe with 260 stores in six European nations; and a distribution network in the cleaning and health sectors in France. The Company regularly sells products to government agencies and a large number of national and multinational firms.

All products are sold in 11 languages and are manufactured to service the whole of the European market. Consumer products are manufactured in different editions, i.e., NE Northern European; CE Central Europe; SE Southern Europe; and the Americas.

The Clean Plus® line of products is divided into 2 segments, the consumer line and the professional line.

Disclosure:
This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe", "estimate", "project", "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made, to the extent relevant, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, acceptance of the Company's current and future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive regulatory approvals of such products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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Plastic Cooling Towers Slash Downtime and Service Costs

An engineered-plastic cooling tower offers significant advantages over metal, providing optimum service with minimal maintenance and little or no water treatment costs.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- There is considerable science to the subject of cooling tower design and operation, but fundamentally there are three essential issues about performance are often considered by plant engineers: First, is the cooling capacity sufficient to the demands of the operation?; Second, do the towers require maintenance that is interrupting business?; and third, are the towers costing a fortune in water treatment?

To address these concerns, cooling towers have evolved significantly from the simple heat exchangers of the 1890s. Yet, only in recent years has the design advanced with the availability of corrosion-proof polyethylene-plastic cooling towers.

These new-generation plastic towers are not only leak-proof and impervious to weather and chemicals, but they are now more applicable to the majority of commercial and industrial applications because of recently expanded cooling capacities that reach and exceed 2,000 tons. These gargantuan capacities are made possible by a new modular-construction design -- where a group of smaller towers can be combined into one massive cooling unit.

Furthermore, engineered plastic towers will not rust, chip, flake, or peel -- unlike metal. Nor does engineered plastic require the application and periodic re-application of paint or other protective coatings. High-density polyethylene also stand up better to harsh chemicals that eventually prove fatal to galvanized towers.

The inherent and design advantages of the latest engineered-plastic towers also allow easier installation (especially on rooftops) because a lightweight plastic shell weighs as much as 40% less than a steel tower. Additionally, the induced-draft, counter-flow design seen in some towers allows improved cooling efficiency for the size, allowing a smaller footprint to fit where there are locating constraints.

Taken together, the design improvements offer several benefits over their metal counterparts for companies across a broad range of industries.

“When you spend $3 million on a piece of equipment, you have to be sure you can keep it working,” says Hector Bas, Maintenance Director for Aluminio del Caribe in Puerto Rico.

“We have two hydraulic extrusion presses, which are cooled by copper loops in the presses that function as heat exchangers. We must keep the hydraulic oil temperature below 130 degrees F at all times. If the oil gets too hot, we have to shut down the press. That would mean losing four hours or possibly an entire shift and it would make us push orders back, which would mean delayed shipments. It’s a domino effect.”

To meet these challenges, Aluminio del Caribe installed a Delta 200-ton plastic cooling tower in January 2001. A second unit was installed when the second press became operational in April 2002

Founded in 1971, Delta Cooling Towers (www.deltacooling.com), Inc. is a leading innovator of high-density, polyethylene plastic cooling towers. Delta offers a full line of factory assembled and modular plastic towers in capacities up to 2,000 tons for a wide range of applications. They also warrant the casing or shell for 15 years.

The reliability of the engineered-plastic cooling towers translated directly into ensured productivity.

“With a cooling tower like [Delta], you can keep going all day long,” explains Bas. “That means I can keep my production rate up. I can schedule orders without worrying about whether the press is going to overheat.”

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Leak-proof, Blowout-proof Gaskets Provide Major Savings for Utilities and Industrial Powerhouses

Major utilities and industrial power plants are adopting blowout-proof, leak-free mechanical gaskets to improve productivity while minimizing maintenance requirements.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- In the face of spiraling fuel costs as well as safety, regulatory and green issues, the power industry naturally looks to new technologies and systems integration for solutions. While utilities and industrial powerhouse engineers and maintenance supervisors focus on major power generation systems, they may overlook subassemblies, where improved technologies and products can have a substantial impact on operations.

Once such subassembly is gaskets, where failures can have expensive and even hazardous consequences. In fact, the “science” of gasket sealing is a popular subject of trade association conferences. Yet blowouts and chronic failures continue to plague utilities and industrial power plants.

Such failures give rise to a litany of related problems, ranging from loss of productivity, untimely shutdowns and dangerous leakage problems, to tedious, repetitive replacement and costly inventory of a wide variety of replacement gaskets.

“For a power utility or industrial power plant to be able to install flange gaskets and not worry about blowouts and leakage would represent a major savings of time and money,” says Wayne Boyd, a field specialist with A.W. Chesterton Company. “However, using gasket systems of the latest mechanical design, it is possible to achieve very substantial savings on maintenance and also reduce inventory investments.”

Because gasket applications involve many complex factors – application conditions, friction, materials, mechanical design, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and so on – one might suppose that a huge range of materials and configurations are necessary. However, technological advances made in the development of fighter aircraft for the U.S. Air Force have led to the design of a leak-proof mechanical gasket system that can be used with a wide thermal cycle and control range.

Using this technology to develop a leak- and blowout-proof gasket “system,” the Selco Seal produced by Sealing Corporation (www.selcoseal.com) offers inherent advantages over the traditional spiral-wound type of gasket for critical power plant applications. These include heat exchangers, steam crossovers, manways, soot blowers and many types of flanges, applications found in many utilities and industrial power systems.

“Up to 70 percent of gasket cost is in installation,” says Mel Lowry, Sealing Corporation General Manager. “By using gaskets that create leak-proof flanges and will last for years, users will enjoy very substantial gains on maintenance cost as well as productivity while eliminating potentially hazardous emissions. Plus, the ‘one-size fits all’ design also means sizable savings on inventory costs.”

OEM suppliers can realize substantial manufacturing savings and added sales by purchasing components or subassemblies based on orders for their own products. “For our operation that means very quick turnaround with a well-engineered product that can be used reliable in applications with working pressures up to 6,000 PSI,” says Robert Davenport, Vice President of Cornerstone Valve. Cornerstone Valve produces control valves for the power, oil & gas, and petrochemical sectors as well as various NASA- and Navy-related services.

“We use Selco seals in our bonnet-to-valve body seals because we can get very fast turnaround on orders,” says Davenport. “Plus, the seal design provides multiple sealing along potential leak paths, so it is very efficient and very reliable.”

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E-Z-MRP Seeks Italian Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Italian Distributor License Agreement.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Italian Distributor License Agreement.
Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

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PRONTO ERP Receives Dino Sacchetti Endorsement

EndorsementAlfagomma 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.

(PRWEB) March 16, 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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ETO ERP Meeting: Review New Product Offerings from Encompix Partners

Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595. Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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Encompix Introduces Engineeer-to-Order Configurator

Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Encompix 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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Bayer on E-Kanban

Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month)

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is Not Efficient and Not Lean. At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stockout which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban
Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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Big Sky Selected ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

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March 15, 2022

Fireplace Mantels and Kitchen Hoods With The Beauty And Aesthetics Of Authentic Stone

The Scagliola Stone Collection By Thierry Francois At Stone Age Designs Is A Marble Based Formula That Is Being Selected Over Hand-Carved Stones Like Limestone And Travertine All Across The Country For Fireplace Mantels, Stone Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods And Stone Kitchen Hoods With The Beauty And Aesthetics Of Authentic Stone

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- The Scagliola Stone Collection By Thierry Francois At Stone Age Designs Is A Marble Based Formula That Is Being Selected Over Hand-Carved Stones Like Limestone And Travertine All Across The Country For Fireplace Mantels, Stone Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods And Stone Kitchen Hoods For The Beauty And Aesthetics Of Authentic Stone

The Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois at Stone Age Designs is a marble based formula that is being selected over hand-carved stones like Limestone and Travertine all across the country for Fireplace Mantels, Stone Fireplace Mantels, Kitchen Hoods, and Stone Kitchen Hoods for the beauty and aesthetics of authentic stone. Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola Stone is a secret marble based formula that is being selected over hand-carved stone for mantels, stone fireplaces, kitchen hoods, and kitchen stove hoods as designers discover the rare beauty of Scagliola.

Stone Age Designs’ own Scagliola Stone has the beauty, and the appearance of Limestone and Travertine, and the look and feel of authentic stone. The - exclusive - secret marble based Scagliola formula is the genius of Thierry Francois. Thierry re-discovered and enhanced his hand-made, secret formula for Scagliola or “Scaglia” that was originally created by the Italian Monks of the 17th Century who used Scagliola in their own creations that remain awe inspiring today though the formula was lost until re-discovered by Stone Age Designs.

Today, Scagliola is created using Stone Age Designs’ secret formula that blends crushed Marble, Limestone, and Travertine into cast stone and cultured stone creations that can been seen at the new Stone Age Designs Showcase at http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/showcase/index.html where you may see these new – beautiful – creations available exclusively at Stone Age Designs.

Stone Age Designs re-discovered Scagliola and the Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois have been discovered worldwide, and Francois’ design genius is now being requested for new custom creations. So go beyond the quarry and discover Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola:
Fireplace Mantels … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/mantels
Kitchen Hoods … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/kitchen
Accents … http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/accents
Arches, Columns, Complete Wall Creations, Crown Moldings, Pedestals, Spiral Staircases, Statues, Surrounds, Waterfalls, and Lion Heads are just some of the Accents created by Stone Age Designs that are being selected by Architects -- Commercial and Residential – Custom Homebuilders as well as Homeowners who want to beautify their homes with new Fireplace Designs, or with a new design for a Kitchen Stone Stove Hood.

Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola is breathtaking, and it is a one of a kind blend of stone or cast stone that is easy to use, easy to install, and Architects, Custom Home Builders, Designers, and Homeowners have found that Custom Creations and Custom Designs are just a Cad Drawing away.

The design possibilities for your home are endless, and Homeowners across the country have found that what they can see in their own mind – a new Kitchen Hood – Francois’ genius of creation makes it easy to see own design in their own home.

And Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola is not nearly as costly as Limestone or Travertine while it is just as beautiful as hand carved quarry stone. Custom Scagliola Stone by Stone Age Designs eliminates the need for uneven hand-carved stone; quarry stones are limited in their colors, and the colors are inconsistent. Quarry stones are labor intensive, more expensive to ship and carve which is the only reason they are more expensive, and quarry stones delay contractors because deliveries are late and stones are often broken or cracked when delivered, and that means your piece is glued back together. True – Glue.

Our world elegance in your home today with the elegance of authentic custom stone is now a reality when you select the secret formula from Stone Age Designs’ Scagliola for your new Fireplace Mantel, Kitchen Hood, or your new Cast Stone Arches, Columns, Wall Creations, Crown Moldings, Pedestals, Spiral Staircases, Statues, Surrounds, Waterfalls, and Lion Heads – all from http://www.stoneagedesigns.com or call contact Stone Age Designs today in Atlanta at 404.350.3333, in Winter Park, Florida at 407.628.5577, or in Charlotte at 704.377.4577 to speak to the genius of the creations at Stone Age Designs.

Stone Age Designs Showcase: http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/showcase
Stone Accents: http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/accents
Scagliola Stone: http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/scagliola.html
Kitchen Hoods: http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/kitchen
Fireplace Mantels: http://www.stoneagedesigns.com/mantels

About Stone Age Designs:
Since 1997, Stone Age Designs own Scagliola Stone Collection by Thierry Francois has been Showcased around the world as the company crafts antique-looking Scagliola Stone Fireplace Mantels, Range Hoods, and architectural details. Their secret mixture of crushed marble, limestone, and travertine is becoming the market leader in Scagliola, or “Scaglia” which was originally manufactured by Italian Monks in the 17th Century.

Contact:
Bruno Francois
Stone Age Designs
1020 Huff Road
Atlanta, Georgia
404.350.3333
F. 404.355.4570
http://www.stoneagedesigns.com

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Foxconn Expands Distribution by Adding ASBIS

ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards and the largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures.

Limassol, Cyprus (PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards and the largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures.

According to the agreement signed at ASBIS’ head office in Cyprus, the company is now authorized to distribute all products bearing the Foxconn brand including motherboards, chassis, and coolers. The agreement covers all territories of ASBIS’ current operation.

Chris Day, General Manager Foxconn Channel, said: “Foxconn specifically targeted ASBIS as a key distribution partner due to their proven track record in computer component sales and their extensive market presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa. This gives both parties an unparalleled platform to build on. We are looking forward to successful co-operation with ASBIS over the coming years.”

The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Foxconn products throughout 26 countries with distribution centers located in Holland, the Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates and Finland. ASBIS will enable distributors, resellers and computer users to obtain Foxconn products locally through ASBIS offices. Under the terms of the agreement, Foxconn will provide three years warranty for motherboards and two years warranty for chassis, power supply, coolers, and card readers.

According to Yuri Ulasovich, ASBIS’ VP Product Marketing, “Foxconn products represent the features our customers appreciate most – they are innovative, reliable, and provide highest quality. No wonder that some of the largest OEMs like Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Dell co-operate with Foxconn on a long-term basis. We are positive about this partnership’s huge potential and expect it to yield excellent results.”

About ASBIS
ASBIS is one of the largest suppliers of computer components in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. The privately-owned company with headquarters in Cyprus and 38 offices in 26 countries plays a significant role in global supply chain with around 15,000 product items in its portfolio and the annual turnover reaching USD 755 million in 2004.

Today the company serves more than 12,500 active customers in 70 countries via 4 distribution centers and 33 local warehouses across its expanding regions. ASBIS combines extensive knowledge of the local markets it serves with a strong international team of over 600 employees bringing value to both its vendors and customers. ASBIS offers its clients not only a complete set of components and building blocks for manufacturing PCs, servers or notebooks, but also a unique pre- and post-sales service.
For more information about ASBIS please log on to www.asbis.com

About Foxconn
Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Hon Hai is a global leader in providing mechanical and electromechanical solutions to the communications, consumer, and computer industries. The world's largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures, Hon Hai is also one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards - almost 33 million motherboards having been produced in 2004 (second highest volume in the world).

Founded in 1974, and listed on the Taiwan stock exchange in 1991, Hon Hai has well in excess of 160,000 employees being the largest private sector company in Taiwan, and is the largest exporter from mainland China. Market capitalization exceeds $12 billion USD. Sales in 2004 exceeded $16 billion USD.
For more information about Foxconn please visit www.foxconn.com

Victor Lukyanov
PR Manager
ASBISc Enterprises Ltd.
Tel. +375 17 2147762 (ext.227)
www.asbis.com

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SwiftCD Powers New Build-To-Order CD from DriverGuide.com

Thanks to SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com), computer users everywhere can now build a personalized 'Must-Have' CD-ROM containing up to 200 essential drivers, direct from DriverGuide.com

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Every computer user has likely experienced the frustration that comes with lacking just the right hardware driver files - at worst, it's a situation that can cause headaches, data loss, and hours of painstaking work. But now leading industry resource DriverGuide.com can help computer users everywhere avoid those headaches by creating and saving their own custom-output CDs, thanks to the on-demand technology offered by SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com). Best of all, customers pay only a nominal shipping and handling fee.

The cornerstone of DriverGuide.com's valuable assortment of discussion boards, files, links and how-to articles is its massive database archive of drivers and resources - over 300,000 to date. The archive is the largest and most comprehensive on the Web, serving over 40 million Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux users worldwide. The addition of SwiftCD's formidable on-demand technology means that DriverGuide.com members can now receive physical copies of essential drivers (and other files and programs) for safekeeping and immediate access.

"We're delighted to be able to use our specialized patent-pending build-to-order, on-demand technology to support DriverGuide.com and its superb resources," comments Jason Foodman, Chief Executive Officer of SwiftCD. "It's a quick, easy and affordable option that's perfect for those customers with dialup connections - or who simply prefer backup or physical delivery of their drivers on disc."

Obtaining a DriverGuide.com CD powered by SwiftCD is simple:
- To get started, the user simply visits www.DriverGuide.com, then clicks "Join for free" to create a new customer login and password.

Once the new login is created and membership info has been received via e-mail, the user logs in via "Member Login".

- Once logged in, the user can access, browse, download or archive the vast array of driver files and other software titles offered by DriverGuide.com. The site not only includes the files themselves, but also a host of valuable articles, manufacturer information, links, and associated tips.

- Next, to build a customized CD full of DriverGuide files to be shipped right to the user's door, the user builds a list from DriverGuide.com's vast assortment of driver files. It's easy to choose up to 200 files for writing to CD. As a bonus, the CD will also contain an assortment of highly useful free programs to sample. These include such well-known titles as ZoneAlarm, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition, Spybot - Search & Destroy, Opera, DivX Player, the Google Toolbar 2.0, and many more.

- When the user has finished selecting files, he simply clicks "Burn file to CD," then follows the instructions to complete a quick and easy checkout process.

SwiftCD will ship the customer's personalized new CD within 48 hours of the first working day after the receipt of order and payment. Shipping times may vary by location, but can be as fast as 3-5 days in the United States, or up to two weeks for international delivery.

Lifetime membership in DriverGuide.com is free, and users pay only the Shipping and Handling charges ($6.99 US, $8.99 International, per CD). DriverGuide CD is currently available to Internet Explorer users only.

About DriverGuide.com
DriverGuide.com (www.DriverGuide.com) is the Internet's leading source for computer device drivers. The website provides an archive of over 300,000 drivers for free to its nearly 40 million registered members. Over 140,000 downloads are performed daily. In addition to downloads, DriverGuide provides a knowledgeable and free support community, and offers a driver tool kit to assist users. Users of DriverGuide range from IT professionals who maintain PCs for their organizations, to average PC users who maintain their home systems. DriverGuide has received a "Best of the Web" ranking from PC World magazine, and was named one of the eight best sites for computing help and advice by PC Magazine.

About SwiftCD.com
A division of DigitalSwift Corporation, SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) is the world leader in the manufacturing fulfillment of build-to-order CDs and DVDs. With a patent-pending manufacturing concept serving the worlds of downloadable software and music, SwiftCD has revolutionized both industries. It combines this concept with a highly effective and attractive "pay as you go" business model. SwiftCD's manufacturing and physical delivery services empower businesses to deliver more personalized, individual CDs and DVDs to their customers faster -- while generating significant new revenue for SwiftCD's clients.

Every CD at SwiftCD is individually produced to order with custom label and contents, and seamless, dynamic label and content options allow for individual content. The company offers large-scale CD/DVD replication, as well as small-scale CD/DVD duplication services, blended with warehousing and logistics programs. In addition, SwiftCD handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting, and customer service, and offers additional inventory, manufacturing, warehousing, or fulfillment services, as needed.

For more information on SwiftCD, please call Jason Foodman at (770) 922-4007. For more background materials on SwiftCD.com, please contact Angela Mitchell at e-mail protected from spam bots, or call (904) 982-8043 -- or visit www.SwiftCD.com

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Robert A. Cameron & Associates Announces An Online 360 Degree Program that Provides An Assessment Of A Manager’s Leadership Skills As Perceived By Others

An effective leadership development program should include an assessment of a manager’s strengths and weaknesses by the people they work with. Perception equals fact so knowing how others evaluate the manager’s skills helps bring focus to the leadership areas needing the most development.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Robert A. Cameron & Associates offers an innovative online leadership development program through Profiles International’s unique Checkpoint 360 Degree Feedback System. The program combines direct feedback by direct reports, peers, and supervisor, with a personalized program for developing specific leadership skills based on that feedback. By learning the perceptions of the people around the leader you can identify and capture both the leader’s strengths as well as areas that require development.

Employees don't quit companies, they quit managers. That is why it is critical to discover how a manager's perception of themselves compares to the perception their peers, subordinates, and superior have of them. Perception equals fact, but unless it is measured, it can’t be changed. The result of not knowing a manager’s perceived weaknesses is typically employee turnover, particularly within the ranks of your top performers.

Deploying the 360 degree survey is very easy. Leaders and the people who they interact with the most participate in a 20 minute online survey that evaluates 18 critical skill sets. Anonymity is maintained by grouping the participants' answers. A powerful, full color report is created showing areas of alignment as well as gaps in the perception of their skills. This report provides tangible information to help the leader as well as the organization improve. From that point, leaders are able to participate in an individualized Skillbuilder series of programs to build on the area identified through the Checkpoint 360 Degree Feedback System.

Leadership skill sets assessed in the Checkpoint 360:
• Listens to others
• Processes information
• Communicates effectively
• Instills trust
• Provides direction
• Delegates responsibly
• Adjusts to circumstances
• Thinks creatively
• Builds personal relationships
• Facilitates team success
• Works efficiently
• Works competently
• Takes action
• Achieves results
• Cultivates individual talents
• Motivates successfully
• Displays commitment
• Seeks improvement

This validated assessment provides a very complete analysis as to where a manager's performance is rated by the people they work with, and by themselves. More effective managers will impact a business in a number of positive ways, most notably employee retention and the bottom line.

For more information on this leadership development assessment contact Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. They work with employers to help them increase the effectiveness of their employee selection and development. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or at www.racameron.com

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Caribbean Cold Storage Named An Approved Distributor For Yum Brands

Jacksonville based Caribbean Cold Storage has been named an approved distributor for Yum! Brands. They are one of only three companies in the United States approved as a distributor for the export market.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Jacksonville based Caribbean Cold Storage has been named an approved distributor for Yum! Brands. They are one of only three companies in the United States to have such recognition. Yum! Brands is a holding company comprised of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Long John Silver's and A&W; Restaurants. They are a Fortune 300 Company based in Louisville, KY. They are the world's largest quick-service restaurant company with over 33,000 restaurants in 100 countries.

The road to becoming a Yum! Brands approved distributor is not an easy one. There are stringent guidelines and policies that a company must have in place to even be considered. Then, the facility must remain in compliance, which is verified through a series of annual audits.

"Developing a partnership with Yum! Brands is the perfect strategic match for our future diversification. Yum! Brands operates a centralized purchasing system, which puts all buyers on a level playing field," explained Paul Robbins, CEO. "This will allow Caribbean Cold Storage and Caribbean Shipping Services to showcase our strengths: Logistics and Export. I feel that our business is a wonderful complement to the Yum! Brands' operations."

“One of the long term goals of the Caribbean companies is to duplicate our East Coast business model on the West Coast by establishing warehousing, inland transportation and ocean service capabilities in that region,” adds Bill Reed, Special Assistant to the President. “We are thrilled with the opportunities presented to us by establishing a relationship with Yum! Brands.”

“We are very focused on our future growth right now. Currently, most of our customers associate us with refrigerated shipping, but we are working hard to expand our presence in the dry shipping arena,” said Robbins. “We already have the infrastructure in place to offer the same cost effective and reliable services to the dry freight market. We are always searching for strategic business partners who are interested in expanding their business where we are a significant player, and Yum! Brands definitely fits that description.”

Today Caribbean operates from their main offices in Jacksonville, FL and satellite offices in San Juan, PR, Charlotte, NC and Howell, NJ. The company has twice been named to INC Magazine’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies. Since 1999 they have also been included in the First Coast 50, a listing of the top fifty privately owned companies in Northeast Florida.

Posted by Industrial at 10:50 PM | Comments (0)

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on Job Costing Redesign

Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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 10:49 PM | Comments (0)

Encompix Introduces ETO Configurator

Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21

Encompix 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 10:48 PM | Comments (0)

E-Z-MRP Seeks Belgian Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Belgian Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

Posted by Industrial at 10:47 PM | Comments (0)

System CAD – New Generation of EDA Tools

TurboTools™ Corporation is introducing the next generation of engineering automation solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional EDA applications. TurboTools™ introduces System CAD (SCAD) as an entirely new method of managing all activities during system design and manufacturing processes.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- With release of CablEquity™, the first product in the SystemEquity™ family, TurboTools is the first company in the industry that introducing the next generation of engineering automation solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional EDA applications. The SystemEquity is defining the new market segment for EDA tools called System CAD or SCAD. TurboTools views SCAD as an entirely new method of managing system design and manufacturing processes. Design of modern electro-mechanical equipment has become a complex task where competitive pressures demand rapid introduction of innovative products. To be a market leader a company has to operate quickly and efficiently reducing costs and streamlining the take to market process. The challenges are therefore to improve the speed and effectiveness of the product development process, radically reduce the time taken to create new innovative designs, and provide significant savings across every part of the design to manufacturing cycle. Early adopters of CablEquity reported numerous competitive advantages and business benefits:

Bridging the gap between MCAD and ECAD.
While traditional software tools have provided support to individual parts of the design process but have offered little in the way of true integration, CablEquity not only bridges the gap between MCAD and ECAD tools, but also manages both disciplines under one umbrella. By providing seamless imports and export to and from leading CAD tools CablEquity eliminates opportunities for human mistakes.

Accelerated take to market process.
The CablEquity’s interactive design environment reengineers the electrical design process so that a higher quality of design can be achieved in a much shorter period of time. Engineers can easily design, represent and verify the entire electrical system working through a series of steps that capture and enforce design requirements.

Rapid return on investment.
Drastically reducing the time required to design and document complex hardware electrical systems while having an incredibly short learning curve, CablEquity is a revolutionary tool that allows engineers to develop new products much quicker than before. Since the time required to generate all supporting documentation is reduced from days to minutes, the tool overcomes the traditional inefficiency from resistance to changes in specifications. Costly post-production mistakes are eliminated by validation at the concept stage.

Streamlined business processes.
As a true SCAD system, CablEquity allows optimization of the design process across the full spectrum of design challenges such as components cost, electro-mechanical parameters, weight minimization, and so on. In addition, powerful PLM capabilities enable leveraging of previous designs and encapsulating preferred design methodologies in future products.

To optimize operational efficiency and minimize development costs, electronics and technology companies need to automate key business processes associated with their product lifecycle. An integrated design environment, or SCAD, is guaranteed to accelerate product introduction, improve product margins, or integrate a complex supply chain. SCAD tools, when mature enough, will take the leading role in the design and manufacturing cycle.

For on-line evaluation of fully functional CablEquity™ contact TurboTools™ Corporation at (415) 759-5599 or visit http://www.turbotools.com to schedule FREE server access.

About TurboTools Corporation
Established in 1999 with main offices in San Francisco CA, since 2002 TurboTools™ Corporation has been revolutionizing design, documenting and manufacturing processes for Hardware Electrical Systems through innovative, proprietary products and technologies. The company is a leader in the Electronic Interconnection, EDA, CAD/CAM and PLM markets. TurboTools™ currently offers industry-leading products for designing any kind of electromechanical process equipment, instrumentation, assemblies, systems and products for any industry worldwide. For further information about TurboTools™ Corporation and advanced technology included with CablEquity™ visit TurboTools™ web site at http://www.turbotools.com

Posted by Industrial at 10:46 PM | Comments (0)

Success Paradox of E-Kanban

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean.

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stock out which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban

Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

Posted by Industrial at 10:45 PM | Comments (0)

March 14, 2022

AML Announces Integrated GSM/GPRS Radio Option for the M7100 Wireless Terminal

The M7100 wireless handheld with optional GSM/GPRS radio technology supports wireless wide area network (WWAN) data collection.

Euless, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- AML, a leading developer and manufacturer of wired and wireless automated data collection products, today announced the availability of an integrated GSM/GPRS radio option for the AML M7100 wireless handheld terminal. The M7100 terminal with the optional GSM/GPRS wide area network radio supports access to an IP address on the Internet for instant connections to send or receive data immediately as the need arises. Potential applications for GSM/GPRS wireless wide area network technology include route accounting, delivery and other field service data collection applications.

“ AML is pleased to announce the availability of the GSM/GPRS wide area network (WWAN) radio option for the AML M7100 family of wireless handheld terminals”, said Teresa Stone, AML Director of Marketing. “The M7100 with the optional integrated GSM/GPRS radio (and customer supplied SIM card) enables mobile workers to scan data in the field and then transfer the data back to the enterprise via an IP address on the Internet. Updates are made in real-time – resulting in improved timeliness and quality of information. The M7100 with the integrated GSM/GPRS radio option is very favorably priced and can help companies of any size realize the competitive advantages of real-time data transfer in their route accounting, delivery and other field service applications.”

The M7100 wireless terminal with the WWAN GSM/GPRS radio is available for immediate shipment from AML.

AML M7100 Wireless Terminal with GSM/GPRS
To utilize M7100 GPRS technology, users will need a customer supplied SIM (Subcriber Identity Module) card issued by a cellular networks Access Provider*, knowledge of how to send and/or receive GPRS data, and an Internet address (IP address) to send and receive information through GPRS. The M7100 with the GSM/GPRS radio option supports data transfer only and does not support dual WWAN and WLAN connectivity. For additional information, call 1-800-648-4452 or visit http://amltd.com/pdf/M7100_specifications.pdf.

*This card must be installed prior to using the M7100 GSM/GPRS system.

About AML
AML is a leading manufacturer of reliable, high performance bar code and data collection products. Since 1983, AML and its partners have helped companies worldwide to optimize business efficiencies, enhance productivity, and reduce costs – in manufacturing, warehousing, retail, health care, finance, government and education. Information about AML can be found at www.amltd.com

For press information:
AML
Teresa Stone: (800) 648-4452, Ext. 109

Posted by Industrial at 10:43 PM | Comments (0)

RFID World Conference Research Report

Incucomm is offering free market research covering the recent RFID World Conference. Over 250 companies exhibited at the show. Incucomm dispatched mystery shoppers to speak with as many of them as possible. A report summarizing the findings of these discussions is presented in a free market research report, which reports on the products and progress of a large number of firms, as well as the potential for IPO activity in the space.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- The largest RFID show has grown from the few faithful true believers only three years ago, to a meeting that sold out the venue at the Gaylord Texan. Next year’s show will be probably be larger, but the 2005 event highlighted the maturation of the industry.

According to John Volpi, Incuocmm CTO, “Some of the technology has matured very quickly, and we saw impressive products. But, some new entrants to the market are unproven, and the new EPC Gen 2 tags are not yet commercially available. So, on balance, RFID is a marketplace where a buyer needs to get references from other customers, and be skeptical of plug and play claims. Like other systems based on radio, new entrants who assume it works like an Ethernet will provide disappointing results. We found a few providers with practical products, and impressive customers, but we found more companies with vapor products weak practical grasp of the space.”

The report covers both firms at the show, and firms which did not attend, perhaps signaling a plan for some to abandon their RFID ambitions. More than thirty firms are discussed in the 9-page report, which covers a range of RFID market segments.

Incucomm has published a number of RFID research reports over the past three years for private clients, and for the public. “Last year our offer of free research for a short period was very popular,” said Matthew Bowers, Incucomm’s Chief Development Officer. “We wanted to make that offer again in 2005.”

The report can be downloaded after completing a brief research survey, at http://www.incucomm.com/survey001.htm

The report provides highlights of the sessions of the conference, and provides information of interest to investors, RFID technologists, RFID vendors, RFID users, and firms interested in implementing RFID systems.

Posted by Industrial at 10:41 PM | Comments (0)

ETO ERP Meeting to Focus on MicroSoft and Encompix

Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

• Job Costing Redesign
• Contribution Reporting
• Redesign
• Mfg. Part Processing
• Project Reserved Inventory
• E-BOM
• 3D CAD/PLM/Document
• Management
• Financial Enhancements
• Encompix CRM
• Time & Material Focus
• Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.
Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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 10:40 PM | Comments (0)

ETO ERP Encompix Introduces Configurator

Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Encompix ETO Configurator as part of the lead Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning product suite. Based on Configure One's Concept product it is specifically designed for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most product configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator tackles the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based or custom manufacturers.

Encompix's ETO configurator dramatically reduces the time it takes to go from a customer's initial request for a quote to when the product is actually shipped by streamlining and automating much of the pre-manufacturing process. This includes the creation of quotes, sales and production drawings, routings, and bills of material. The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Encompix.

By automating sales and engineering tasks, the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up responses to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.
For more information on this exciting product, please contact Eric Binning at 513-733-0066 x 21

Encompix 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 10:38 PM | Comments (0)

Big Sky Makes Big Technology Decision Quickly

Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Most ETO (Engineer-to-Order) firms take at least twelve months to decide on the appropriate ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. This lengthy process is due to the fact that many ERP vendors claim to be ETO savvy and are not in fact. There are exceptions to the rule. Recently, Big Sky Engineering (www.bigskyeng.com) located in Middleton, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison in south-central Wisconsin, made an important technology decision relatively quickly.

Formed in 1997, with the goal of providing economical automation solutions to the ever-changing packaging industry, Big Sky picks standard, off-the-shelf components whenever possible to simplify maintenance and eliminate machine downtime; however all of the machines are built with future retooling in mind. Their primary market is packaging automation machinery for consumer goods companies (such as SC Johnson).

Chief engineer for Big Sky, Peter Dettmer originally contacted Cincinnati-based ETO ERP leader Encompix (www.encompix.com) via their website in November 2004. Encompix, which usually serves the mid-market ETO manufacturer was hesitant to pursue this opportunity because of Big Sky’s small size and spent much effort pre-qualifying. However, due to Big Sky’s recent explosive growth and plans for future growth, Encompix considered this a deal worth pursuing. Despite a much higher price point than the competitors, the functionality demonstrated in the Encompix overview session made Big Sky’s decision quite easy. To keep sales costs down, Encompix combined a site survey and demonstration into a one day session. The three owners of Big Sky were heavily involved in the process and able to negotiate directly to get this deal closed by mid-February 2005. In return for a discount, Big Sky agreed to purchase one extra user and pay in full for software and maintenance by March 15. Encompix crafted a somewhat revised implementation plan for this smaller than usual customer.

Big Sky’s Rationale for ETO ERP Encompix Selection:
1) Experience with manufacturers similar to their business
2) Ability to integrate with Inventor
3) Obvious understanding of the way they conduct business
The Encompix initial implementation is for eight concurrent users with an agreement to protect the user price for the first year. Encompix has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. The company name reflects the 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 10:37 PM | Comments (0)

E-Z-MRP Seeks French Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive French Distributor License Agreement.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive French Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

Posted by Industrial at 10:36 PM | Comments (0)

Transitioning from Fax Kanban to E-Kanban

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.”

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Multiply the number of (suppliers) X (number of parts they supply) X (number of times the part is ordered per month).

Each order is a fax. If a manufacturer has 5 suppliers each supplying 20 different part numbers and they send a kanban signal once per week, 400 signals per month are being sent or about 20 faxes per day.

Fax Kanban is not Efficient and not Lean.

At ten minutes per fax, someone is spending 3.5 hours per day in administration time. That inefficiency results in less time to utilize more suppliers or improve the relationships with existing suppliers.

Furthermore, even if 99% of those faxes are trouble free procurement signals, four faxes per month are going to be problematic and dilute the entire rationale for a lean manufacturing operation. Suppliers claim they did not receive the fax kanban; suppliers cannot make the shipment date requested and expedited shipping fees are incurred, or worse, there will be a stock out which will negatively impact customer service levels.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leading e-kanban provider in North America, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The “Success Paradox” of e-Kanban

Bayer refers to this e-kanban Lean manufacturing efficiency as the “success paradox”. According to Bayer, “The more it works the more you want to do it. The more you do it the less time you have to do it because of the administrative overhead required to manage it. It appears as if the natural cutoff point is 400 faxes per month. At 100 a month, secretaries manage it. 200-300 buyer planners deal with it, but hate it. Over 400 per month and something has to be done.”

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Pronto Performance Proves Perfect For Poppa Corn

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.

(PRWEB) March 14, 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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March 13, 2022

VyMaC Corporation Celebrates 365 Days Without A Loss Time Accident

VyMaC Corporation, the nation's largest mattress industry sewn kit and components supplier, has been committed to educating and improving workplace safety. All employees have eagerly focused their efforts on making VyMaC Corporation a safe and enjoyable place to work. As a result, the Company recently celebrated 365 days without a loss time accident.

(PRWEB) March 13, 2022 -- VyMaC Corporation, the nation's largest mattress industry sewn kit and components supplier, has been committed to educating and improving workplace safety. All employees have eagerly focused their efforts on making VyMaC Corporation a safe and enjoyable place to work. As a result, the Company recently celebrated 365 days without a loss time accident. VyMaC employs over 60 individuals, comprised of production, manufacturing, over-the-road drivers and office personnel, who have all come together to make the workplace environment a safer place for all.

"VyMaC Corporation has never attained 365 days without a loss time accident throughout the Company's 46-year history," said Robert Blau, Director of Human Resources. In 2004, the Company recorded only three accidents, a major improvement over 2003."This tremendous accomplishment is a result of our employee's commitment to improving their work environment. Our manufacturing division is constantly in contact with moving parts, pieces, and sewing needles. With this renewed focus, all of our employees are now conscious of how to create and maintain a safe environment," adds Blau. He continues to explain that employees were alerted of the safety issues affecting the company during the 2004 Annual Meeting, where all employees receive an overview of the Company's performance from the previous year. Shortly thereafter, VyMaC's safety initiatives began. "Each employee has been empowered to not only bring issues to the forefront, but to take charge and work together to make VyMaC a safe and enjoyable place to work. None of this could have been possible without the support and buy-in from our senior management. Our focus on safety truly involved all employees. Without everyone's commitment, we couldn't have achieved such a huge milestone," said Blau.

The main focus for VyMaC Corporation has been on safety education. The Company formed a Safety Committee, a cross-functional group of employees that educates, inspects and calls attention to workplace safety. The committee meets once a month and is tasked with continuing education and maintenance of safety in the workplace. From safety inspections to on-site training, the committee focuses on maintaining a safe environment throughout the VyMaC campus.

The Safety Committee is also responsible for implementing safety initiatives that involve all employees, such as "safety bing0," a program that revolves around the theory that while people create the problem of unsafe work habits, they can also provide the solution. "Safety is everyone's responsibility. Without the cooperation of all our employees, we wouldn't be a success," adds Blau.

In 2004, VyMaC also completed its ISO 9000 recertification. The ISO 9000 standard is implemented by over 600,000 organizations in 150 countries and has become an international reference for quality management requirements in business-to-business dealings.

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E-Z-MRP Seeks Australian Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

PRWEB) March 13, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Australian Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting May 9 - 11

(PRWEB) March 13, 2022 -- Whether a senior Engineer-to-order executive, IT manager, or ETO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) end-user, the Encompix Customer Conference will provide immediate value. The conference is being held in Dearborn Michigan, May 9 – 11, 2005

The agenda includes sessions that cover financial accounting, job costing, inventory, material planning, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, CRM, reporting, and information technology.

•Job Costing Redesign
•Contribution Reporting
•Redesign
•Mfg. Part Processing
•Project Reserved Inventory
•E-BOM
•3D CAD/PLM/Document
•Management
•Financial Enhancements
•Encompix CRM
•Time & Material Focus
•Microsoft and Encompix

Benefits:
• Get updates on Encompix future technology direction
• Learn about version 9.3
• Review new product offerings from Encompix partners
• Input your ideas into future product development
• Obtain best practices from other customers, partners and industry experts
• Network with your peers in your industry
• Meet with all key Encompix personnel

Early Bird Registration is being accepted until April 8, 2005; the fee is $595.

Regular Registration is being accepted until April 22, 2005; the fee is $695.

The conference fee covers:
• Dinner at Automotive Hall of Fame
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday
• All special events
• Breakfast Wednesday
• All conference materials

For more conference information go to http://www.encompix.com/conf2005/2005confinvite.pdf or inquire with Heather Lucas

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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March 12, 2022

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Manufacturer Julien® Inc. Expands with the Home Refinements™ Collection

Inspired by Professional Chefs - Required in Exceptional Kitchens
When people have friends over to entertain, where does everyone always end up? The Kitchen. It has become the place for friends and family to gather, socialize and nibble while preparing an amazing meal. An important part of any kitchen is the sink, and now more than ever, it must be aesthetically pleasing, equipped with all necessary accessories to make its functions easier. That is why designers, architects and kitchen specialists are recognizing and choosing models from Julien®’s Home Refinements™ Collection, a group of top-of-the-line stainless steel sinks and workstations developed exclusively for residential kitchens and entertainment areas.

Quebec City, QC (PRWEB) March 12, 2022 -- Julien®’s Home Refinements™ Collection offers sinks that are designed to make usual tasks more efficient, including special extras that make things like food preparation and cleanup easier. These functional and eye-catching sinks and workstations consist of apron and farmhouse sinks, worktop and under-mount sinks, a full service AquaCentre workstation and kitchen islands. All collections also offer coordinating accessories. Because Julien®’s heritage is based on “one of a kind” fabrication, any of the core product offerings in the Home Refinements™ Collection can be modified and designed to accommodate any size, shape and configuration.

Lloyd Leblanc, Residential Director of Sales explains the inception of the Home Refinements™ Collection, “When we set out to develop our residential product division, we had no pre-determined design agenda and did not look at existing manufacturers’ offerings as our guide. Our focus was to create a kitchen collection that was highly designed, extremely functional, and absolutely a reflection of our dedication to the craft of precision stainless steel fabrication. And because we specialize in custom fabrication, anything is possible. Architects and Kitchen Design Specialists embrace our ability to be able to say, ‘Yes, we can do that!’”

Leblanc adds, “At Julien®, we are aware that today’s savvy consumers are seeking extreme quality products for their home, and the kitchen is no exception. Our company first started out as a custom commercial manufacturer, and the same high-grade fundamentals and implementation are used in our residential division.”

Julien®’s manufacturing process has also given them a reputation as “Masters of Stainless Steel Fabrication.” Although many other companies claim to make fine stainless steel sinks, most of their sinks are “stamped” and not scored, cut and formed into sculptured bowls – and not many can boast that they only use high-quality, 16-gauge stainless steel that is hand welded and polished. These high-grade materials and attention to detail provide unparalleled distinction in design and functionality; the result is easy-maintenance, long-term value and an uncompromising quality. In fact, every sink by Julien® comes with a lifetime guarantee.

For almost sixty years, Julien® has been designing and installing kitchens for five-star resorts, universities, casinos, restaurants and sport stadiums around the world. Recognized for its high-quality professional grade commercial kitchen equipment, Julien® is an acclaimed leader in stainless steel fabrication. Their philosophy is centered on five principals: design, functionality, uniqueness, quality and customization.

Masterworks of Distinction.
Julien® has been perfecting the art of stainless steel equipment for professional kitchens around the world for almost 60 years. Several years ago, the company created an industrial division, which supplies parts and components for luxury appliance manufacturers. Two years ago, they launched the Home Refinements™ Collection, an offering of top-of-the-line kitchen sinks and accessories for custom residential kitchens.

With a 170,000 square foot production facility in Quebec City, Julien® Inc. has over 400 employees, including engineers, computer specialists, designers, technicians, welders, and polishers. Julien® products are sold in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Contact:
David Schlocker
DRS and Associates
tel. (818) 981-8210
fax. (818) 981-8220

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E-Z-MRP Seeks Spanish Translation and Distributor for Exclusive License Agreement

E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Spanish Translation and Distributor License Agreement.

(PRWEB) March 12, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, (www.E-Z-MRP.com), the reasonably priced manufacturing software system announced today that it is seeking to sign an exclusive Spanish Translation and Distributor License Agreement.

Rocky Smolin, President of E-Z-MRP recently announced an aggressive growth strategy for the low end manufacturing software giant. “With so many international manufacturing companies now working with American businesses, there is an increasing demand for accountability and report tracking. Our extensive growth in China has made other international markets interested in distributing E-Z-MRP.”

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries. The South American, Mexican, and Latin American markets are particularly important to the expansion of E-Z-MRP.

E-Z-MRP was designed to make it easy to add and support foreign languages. With the success of the Chinese translation project E-Z-MRP is seeking to add additional foreign languages to the system through cooperative ventures with distributors in foreign countries.

E-Z-MRP is an integrated manufacturing system that includes all the functions needed to control manufacturing operations. E-Z-MRP is designed for small manufacturers – from startup to $20 million. It works just as well in job shop or build to order environments as in build to stock or build to forecast operations. E-Z-MRP has been successfully implemented in a remarkable variety of small manufacturing companies.

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.

Price of E-Z-MRP is $2,995. Support for the first year is free. After, the support fee is $300 annually. E-Z-MRP with two full years of support can be leased at $169.96 per month.

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March 11, 2022

Odyssey Communications Announces Name Change

Effective April 1, 2022 commercial two-way radio dealer Odyssey Communications, Inc. will be doing business as FastRadios. All other contact information will remain the same.

Naples, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2022 -- Odyssey Communications, Inc. provides two-way radios to industry, public safety, business, hotels, schools, large campuses and others. The company announced that it will now be doing business as Fast Radios.

"That's really who we are and what we do" said William Richards, President and CEO. "Odyssey Communications may be the official name of our company, but Fast Radios describes what we do so we figured we had better use it."

The company's web site address has been www.fastradios.com since inception but the name of the company didn't match.

"We are all about taking care of our customers quickly and, for them, easily. We provide a single point of contact, an industry-leading warranty, a unique free trial program on new equipment and a very well received loaner program when radios are in need of repair. We really are "fast radios" - visit our web site and you'll see what I mean" said Richards.

The company offers a free online needs assessment guide - just visit www.fastradios.com and follow the instructions.

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Howard Computers First to Offer 1.6TB of Storage in a 1U Form Factor Server

Howard Computers leapfrogs the competition with their NX20 and NX400 servers – both offering 1.6TB of storage in a 1 U form factor. These servers are ideal for any business environment demanding performance, vast amounts of storage, but with limited space.

(PRWEB) March 11, 2022 -- Howard Computers®, a leading manufacturer and reseller of computer hardware and related equipment, introduced today a 1 U form factor server with a colossal 1.6 TB (Tera Bytes) of storage. Available in Howard’s NX20 and NX400 servers, these robust systems provide users with dramatically more storage space in the same small form factor.

“By offering this amount of storage in these two servers, we are leading the industry in server technology,” said Tony Thornton, Howard Computers’ Vice President of Engineering. “For example, when you compare our NX20 and NX400 servers to Dell’s Poweredge 750 with a maximum 500 GBs of storage and Gateway’s 9315 with a maximum 1.2 TB of storage, the facts speak for themselves. Our customers, in some cases, will receive nearly twice the amount of storage space than these comparably-priced systems.”

Built and supported by Howard’s 100% US-based workforce, the NX20 and NX400 servers are ideal for use as a streaming-video server or as the backbone of any business continuance/disaster recovery plan. They also easily adapt to virtually any business environment demanding performance, vast amounts of storage, but with limited space.

“Our customers rely upon our researching, developing, providing, and then supporting superior products and services,” said Everett E. ‘Robbie’ Robinson, IV, Howard Computers’ Marketing Communications Manager “and this new offering is just another example as to why they do so. They know that when they do business with us, they have a committed-technology partner that will provide them with technology ahead of the curve.”

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 to focus on patient care with confidence and fewer medical errors – Howard Computers provides tomorrow’s technology today.

For more information about Howard’s NX20 and NX400 servers, visit www.HowardComputers.com/pr or call them toll free at 888-912.3151

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

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Imaje Thinks "Outside the Box" With the New High Resolution 4040 Outer Case Coder

The new Imaje 4040 outer case coder combines high-resolution piezo inkjet technology with very dark oil-based inks to create high definition coding for porous surfaces.

(PRWEB) March 11, 2022 -- With the ability to print high quality text, complex graphics and barcodes (with CEN/ANSI Grade readability) the Imaje 4040 offers manufacturers an extensive choice of character sets and fonts enabling quality customisation of their secondary packaging.

Imaje UK Sales Manager, Steve Ellison, believes the 4040 will encourage companies to move away from using pre-printed outer cases. “Personalising an outer case to the high quality required by many manufacturers is difficult to achieve and many companies opt for pre-printed cases to guarantee this quality. The Imaje 4040 allows manufacturers to achieve the same high quality personalisation in-house, thereby reducing their secondary packaging costs.”

With a vertical resolution of 180dpi, the 4040 can print up to 71mm height with a single print head, but has the ability to drive up to 4 print heads to cope with very large personalised messages as well as simultaneous printing on both sides of the same packing case.

Based on the user-friendly Windows XP format, creating and editing messages with the 4040 is simple. This is further enhanced with the wide VGA screen and WYSIWYG display.

The 4040 offers a wide choice of communication ports and, with the optional floor stand, integration into any production line is guaranteed.

The Imaje 4040 requires minimal maintenance. The oil-based inks, available in black, red, green and blue, are supplied in 500ml sealed bags that are quick and easy to replace.

The Imaje 4040 will be of particular interest to major firms in the food and beverage industries, where quality barcodes and personalisation is highly demanding.

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Canadian Photonics Firm Selects Pronto ERP

(PRWEB) March 11, 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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Encompix Helps Furniture and Cabinet Maker to Thrive in ETO Environment

PRWEB) March 11, 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.

Ergonomic work cells using a variety of fastening tooling (staplers, brad nailers, and stakers) assist the operator in assembling furniture components such as drawers and cabinet doors. Feed through devices enable the manufacturer to increase productivity while combining processes. Auto-sizing and clamping minimize changeover and setup time.

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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March 10, 2022

Textron Fastening Systems Doubles Size of Wuxi China Facility

Expanded Plant Serves China’s Booming Electronics and Automotive Markets

WUXI, China March 10, 2022 – Textron Fastening Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), today announced that two years after opening its first production, design and engineering solutions center in China, the company has recently doubled the size of the operation. The Wuxi plant expansion was made to accommodate growing demand for regional supply of engineered fasteners in China’s electronics and automotive industries.

Situated in Jiangsu Province near Shanghai in the heart of China’s booming high-technology sector, Textron Fastening Systems Wuxi Operations will employ 226 people in a 10,700 square-meter facility equipped with advanced assembly and engineering equipment.

“China manufactures more than 40 percent of the consumer electronics products purchased worldwide, leads in computer and mobile phone output,” said Rick Clayton, president of Textron Fastening Systems, at today’s ceremonies dedicating the Wuxi facility. “China also has become the third leading producer of automobiles.

“Our newly expanded Wuxi Operations plant symbolizes our commitment to serving the specialized needs of our customers in these expanding markets. Our regional capabilities are enabling us to build a leadership position in China by providing value-added assembly solutions, reducing lead times and supply chain costs, and adding flexibility to customer production schedules.”

The additional capacity at the Wuxi facility allows production of 200 million engineered fasteners per month for customers in China and for export to foreign markets, said Randy Teo, President, Asia Pacific, for Textron Fastening Systems.

“ Wuxi Operations is the only facility in China that produces both blind and threaded fasteners in one location,” Teo said. “We have added new lines of engineered fasteners for our automotive and construction customers to shorten lead times in these growing market segments,” Teo said.

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, $1.9 billion Textron Fastening Systems Inc. is a leading provider of engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art assembly technology, and inventory management and applications engineering services. With 10,000 employees worldwide, Textron Fastening Systems supplies value-added fastening products, systems, and services to customers in more than 150 countries.

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com

Forward-looking Information
Certain statements in this report and other oral and written statements made by Textron from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or project revenues, income, returns or other financial measures. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following: [a] the extent to which Textron is able to achieve savings from its restructuring plans; [b] uncertainty in estimating the amount and timing of restructuring charges and related costs; [c] changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; [d] the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of Textron or Textron’s customers or suppliers; [e] Textron's ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; [f] the U.S. Government's ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with Textron for the Government's convenience or for Textron's failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, and, under certain circumstances, to suspend or debar Textron as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; [g] changes in national or international funding priorities and government policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; [h] the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; [i] the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; [j] the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; [k] the occurrence of slowdowns or downturns in customer markets in which Textron products are sold or supplied or where Textron Financial offers financing; [l] changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; [m] the impact of changes in tax legislation; [n] the extent to which Textron is able to pass raw material price increases through to customers or offset such price increases by reducing other costs; [o]Textron’s ability to offset, through cost reductions, pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; [p] Textron's ability to realize full value of receivables and investments in securities; [q] the availability and cost of insurance; [r] increases in pension expenses related to lower than expected asset performance or changes in discount rates; [s] Textron Financial’s ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; [t] Textron Financial’s access to debt financing at competitive rates; [u] uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves to address such contingencies; [v] performance of acquisitions; and [w] the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products.

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Hermetically Sealed Optical Window Technology by Tekna Seal and FloMet

Hermetically sealed optical window technology delivers revolutionary results - developed through a new combination of Metal Injection Molded materials coupled with superior glass to metal sealing process.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- http://www.teknaseal.com – Tekna Seal LLC, a custom manufacturer of glass to metal seals and ceramic to metal seals, and FloMet LLC today announce a new joint capability to make hermetically sealed optical windows using glass designed specifically for optical applications. The significance of this new process is that for the first time manufacturers of optical systems can now create hermetically sealed packages using the highest quality optical glass. The new process eliminates the compromise between the reliability of the seal or degrading the image quality due to thermal expansion mismatches between the bonded materials.

Tekna Seal’s oxide-free glass sealing process delivers improved optical windows that are used to protect cameras, photo detectors and imaging semiconductors such as CCD, CMOS and optical MEMS devices used in applications such as high definition television -HDTV. The helium leak rates of the hermetically sealed optical windows are well below current industry standards. Low leak rates are obtained using the Tekna Seal oxide-free process and provide the best protection available from contamination such as hydrocarbons or moisture thus extending the life of such optical window devices.

Until now, optical designers were faced with the choice between using substandard glass or tolerating stresses induced by the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between the glasses and metals available. FloMet has leveraged its ability to create custom Metal Injection Molded (MIM) feedstocks designed with a specific CTE matching the glass selected for desired optical properties. This capability, in conjunction with Tekna Seal’s oxide-free glass sealing process, allows for a wider range of glass materials to be sealed as compared to conventional glass to metal sealing processes.

“While controlled expansion alloys have been commercially available for more than 100 years, the key benefits of using MIM controlled expansion alloys are that they can be tailored to accurate and repeatable CTE specs and made in smaller batch sizes unlike conventional wrought alloys. This allows us to be flexible and responsive to the development of new material combinations for optical windows,” said Arlan Clayton, president of Tekna Seal and FloMet.

The direct glass-to-MIM seals provided by Tekna Seal and FloMet have considerable cost advantages as well as significantly lower helium leak rates when compared to conventional hermetic sealing methods. The windows are optically configured after the sealing process which, in combination with CTE matched MIM alloys, provides the absolute lowest stress joint in a true hermetically sealed window.

To find out more about Hermetically Sealed Optical Window Technology please visit http://www.teknaseal.com/optical_windows.html or contact Tekna Seal at 763-574-1613

About Tekna Seal LLC
Tekna Seal, located in Minneapolis, is a custom manufacturer of glass to metal and ceramic to metal seals used for vacuum tight electrical feedthroughs used in sensors, battery terminals, and electronic packages. A proprietary hermetic sealing process provides seals with lower leak rates than industry standards, and a wider range of material choices that can be sealed. http://www.teknaseal.com

About FloMet LLC
FloMet, headquartered in DeLand, FL, is a custom manufacturer of precision specialty alloy components utilizing their proprietary metal injection molding technology. Major markets served are orthodontal appliances, disposable medical devices, soft magnetic parts, fuel cell components, and hermetic package system hardware. www.flomet.us

The information contained within this document has been disclosed in a pending patent filed by Tekna Seal LLC with the U.S. Patent Office.

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Eco-friendly Red Ridge Fine Furniture Delivers the “Three R’s” – Rustic, Recycled, and Resort Quality

Red Ridge Fine Furniture’s distinctive offerings are a crossover breed between rustic and luxurious, which simultaneously makes a house a home, and makes that home’s interior a showpiece. Because of the furniture’s versatility and authenticity, these pieces are certain to become the treasured antiques of tomorrow. What's more, in this time of global deforestation and depletion of natural resources, Red Ridge has continued to seek out vendors who harvest either dead standing trees, use recycled barn wood, or replenish cut plantation wood. Their environmental awareness has translated into customer awareness.

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- There are few furniture companies who can deliver what Michael Brill of Red Ridge Fine Furniture can: Rustic, Recycled and Resort quality. These three R’s allow the consumer to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of handmade log home type décor, in an upscale, Park City-like style. An added bonus is that a majority of his furniture uses only recycled barn wood or dead standing trees from the forest floor.

Brill’s dedication to this one of-a-kind furniture is apparent – his focus is on providing every consumer with a quality product. His distinctive offerings are a crossover breed between rustic and luxurious, which simultaneously makes a house a home, and makes that home’s interior a showpiece. From dining room tables to massive log beds – every item is handmade with an individual customer’s needs in mind. With an impeccable eye for the details, Brill incorporates leather accents and wooden carvings to add personality and rich texture.

Whether you reside in an apartment in Manhattan or a sprawling resort in the Rockies, this furniture will welcome you home each day. Red Ridge Fine Furniture’s durability and timelessness boasts a versatility and authenticity that makes these pieces certain to become the treasured antiques of tomorrow.

What's more, in this time of global deforestation and depletion of natural resources, Brill has continued to seek out vendors who harvest either dead standing trees, use recycled barn wood, or replenish cut plantation wood. His environmental awareness has translated into customer awareness, which has, in turn, helped to generate a rapidly expanding presence within the rustic furniture market.

Brill formed Red Ridge Fine Furniture in 2002, and has approximately 30 different product lines, including award winning teak and log furniture, traditional American and European lines, forged steel and hand dyed leather furniture and accessories, as well as slate and copper fountains.

To learn more about Red Ridge Fine Furniture, please contact:
Mike Brill, Owner
Phone: 847-438-3659
Fax: 847-438-4809
Website: www.redridgefurniture.com

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A3 Technologies is an "Approved GE Vendor"

A3 Technologies is pleased to announce that it has been added to the "Approved Vendor List" for General Electric.

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- "A3 has completed several Outsourced Engineering" projects for GE and this approval is the result of quality engineering work and continued customer satisfaction", stated Alan Morris, VP of Engineering for A3. “Our diverse engineering competence and ability to provide project level focus for GE and their internal resources has resulted in GE continuing to rely on A3 Technologies for Outsourced Engineering. A3 provides technical leadership and decision making criteria while working with the GE project Team”.

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 to improve the productivity of mobile workers.

For more information:
Robin Ryan, A3 Technologies
Sales Associate
Tel: (704) 708-8100
Fax: (704) 708-8557

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Frank Brasier & Sons Ltd. Choose PRONTO ERP

(PRWEB) March 10, 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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Canadian Furniture and Cabinet Maker Builds with ERP Leader Encompix

Canadian Furniture and Cabinet Maker Builds with ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) March 10, 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.

Ergonomic work cells using a variety of fastening tooling (staplers, brad nailers, and stakers) assist the operator in assembling furniture components such as drawers and cabinet doors. Feed through devices enable the manufacturer to increase productivity while combining processes. Auto-sizing and clamping minimize changeover and setup time.

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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What’s So Amazing About the LatchTool PowerCylinder™?

The Latchtool Group Hosts Contest to Find Hot Applications for its New Force Amplifiers.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 9, 2022 -- The LatchTool Group invites experts involved in new product development to discover new and exciting uses for its PowerCylinders™, a new force amplification technology, and will award prizes for suggestions leading to commercial applications. Additionally, LatchTool plans to donate PowerCylinders™ to engineering schools pioneering applied mechatronics and research laboratories developing advanced robotics, automated systems and assist devices for the elderly and infirmed.

PowerCylinders™ are a new category of mechanical force amplifiers that leverage pounds into tons. Dr. Josh Hoyt, LatchTool’s SVP-Technology, says PowerCylinders are based on encapsulated hydraulic circuits made possible by ingeniously small check valves that permit large unrestricted fluid flows.” “We’ve got some pretty good ideas of where our technology can make a difference, but what we really want to know is where product developers and design engineers see an immediate fit.” He stresses a PowerCylinder™ “is a complete system; it requires neither hydraulic nor pneumatic service. Activate it manually or hook it up to a servo and you are set to go.”

“Who could have dreamt something as fundamental as the PowerCylinder™ would wait until the 21st century to be invented”, says LatchTool’s president, Bob McPherson. “What we are doing now is making up for lost time. Once, the early adopters realize the contributions the PowerCylinder™ can make to their field, the excitement begins.”

Contest details are available at latchtool.com along with technical descriptions, animations and a forum for communications with the company.

LatchTool Group designs and manufactures PowerCylinders™, mechanical force amplifiers with the speed and power of hydraulics. The Company also manages its portfolio of intellectual properties through active licensing.

Media Contact:
Bob McPherson
LatchTool Group
www.latchtool.com
719-488-8800

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Renowned Business Guru, Dr Eli Goldratt, Makes His Viable Vision Offer to Top Executives

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the international best-selling business book “The Goal” will be in Bogota on April 5, Chicago April 8, Amsterdam April 19, and Kiev April 21 for his Viable Vision Offer world tour. Other countries on the 2005 tour include: China, Chile, Hungary, India, and Brazil. The Viable Vision Offer is based on Goldratt’s body of work in the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Goldratt defines a Viable Vision as the specific strategy and tactics to turn a company’s current sales level into their profit level within 4 years. For example, a $100 million sales company will achieve a $100 million profit level within 4 years.

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- During the Viable Vision Offer Event Goldratt will outline the process, demonstrate the outstanding results achieved, and finally make an offer to companies in attendance to develop their Viable Vision at no additional charge. Of the 100 companies that have considered Goldratt’s Viable Vision Offer thus far, over 70 of them have embarked on this process. These 70 companies range in sales from $1 million to several billion. Worldwide, approximately 5,000 companies or 6% of firms use the Theory of Constraints.

Eli Goldratt is an educator, author, physicist, philosopher, and business leader, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University and his Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University. First published in 1984, “The Goal” has now sold more than 3 million copies and is still selling more than 30,000 copies monthly. He has worked with many of the world's largest corporations and holds patents in a number of areas ranging from medical devices to drip irrigation and temperature sensors. Much of the core knowledge of Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints can be gleaned through his Socratic novels: “The Goal”, “It’s Not Luck”, “Critical Chain”, and “Necessary But Not Sufficient”; in addition to his many other publications.

The Viable Vision Offer Event is designed for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Presidents, and Business Owners who are looking for substantial bottom-line growth and would like the insight and direction of one of the world’s leading business experts. Where most seminars leave you to figure out how the content applies to your specific situation, Dr Goldratt is offering to do just that at no additional cost. He will send out one of his representatives to collect the necessary data to construct a Viable Vision and after careful consideration and review, he will determine whether or not the organization has a Viable Vision. If there is one, Goldratt will personally conduct a 2 hour meeting with up to 3 top executives from that company to present their Viable Vision.

For information and reservations, please visit www.Viable-vision.com
For information regarding Goldratt Consulting, please visit www.GoldrattConsulting.com

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March 09, 2022

After-Sales Costs of Air Compressors can Drive Up Overall Purchase Costs

Not paying attention to hidden back-end costs can quickly turn an inexpensive air compressor into an expensive one

(PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- Recent design innovations have changed the playing field for those who specify and purchase air compressors for industrial applications. Without considering the overall cost of ownership, the unwary buyer can be locked into purchasing expensive consumables and single-source replacement parts for the life of the product. Unexpected production downtime and higher-than-expected utility costs also plague those who overlook the reliability factor in favor of an artificially cheap purchase price of an air compressor.

The following pointers can help plant engineers and facility managers avoid having an ill-advised air compressor purchase decision come back to haunt them.

Ensure that Replacement Parts can be Easily Obtained at a Reasonable Price:
Some industrial equipment manufacturers only honor warranty claims if the purchaser adheres to strict guidelines such as only purchasing replacement air compressor parts from the OEM. Unfortunately, some OEM’s also overcharge for these replacement parts, driving up the overall cost of the equipment and padding their revenue stream. Instead, if a warranty contains this type of restriction, look for a reputable air compressor manufacturer that has reasonably priced replacement parts before you buy.

Steer Clear of Agreements that Require Expensive OEM Consumables:
“You should know before making a purchase decision whether the use of ‘non-genuine’ maintenance items such as filters, fluids, or ancillary parts such as belts will void your warranty,” advises Robert Kiser, Director of Operations at Sullivan-Palatek®, a major manufacturer of direct-drive rotary-screw air compressors."

Understand Compressor Design and its Bearing on Reliability:
Innovations in air compressor design have allowed extended mean time between failures (MTBF) because of fewer moving parts and reduced operating stresses. For example, the direct-drive rotary screw air compressor offered by Sullivan-Palatek have 30-40% less parts than gear- and belt-driven compressors—which translates into greater reliability and less maintenance.

Consider Hidden Installation Cost:
“It is much easier to install rotary screw systems than other compressor types,” Kiser points out. “Other compressor designs may require support foundations to bear the increased weight and vibration. This entails extra time, construction costs, and production delays."

Get the Delivery Data Fixed in Writing:
A low price on a compressor does little good if delivery is delayed to the point of slowing production deadlines.

Calculate Future Utility Costs to Ensure “Payback”:
Air Compressors with fewer moving parts suffer less parasitic losses. For instance, gears generally sustain a 3-5% loss in efficiency; belts from 4-8%. On the other hand, the direct-drive systems employed a Sullivan-Palatek rotary screw air compressor has less drive-line friction and requires less energy to do the same work.

As an example, if an efficient compressor only requires 100 hp to supply a given air flow rate at a given pressure, vs. one with more moving parts that requires 112 hp, the significant savings in electrical costs can quickly yield a positive benefit/cost ratio on the more efficient machine. Using the industry standard average of $.08 cents per kWh, the 12 hp difference in this example would reduce electricity costs by approximately $4200 per year – more than compensating for any additional cost of the equipment at purchase.

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REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group Assists Clients

Three Newly Formalized Services to Advance Electronic Commerce Capabilities
REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group formalizes Strategic Consulting, REMEDI Outsource, and REMEDI Cosource in its line of offerings.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 9, 2022 — REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group (www.remedi.com), an organization that specializes in the development, integration, and implementation of business-to-business electronic commerce solutions, has formalized Strategic Consulting, REMEDI Outsource, and REMEDI Cosource in its line of product/service offerings.

REMEDI’s Strategic Consulting practice, rolled out in early 2005, is led by Bruce Hamblin, a UCCnet Certified Data Synchronization Consultant who has 14 years of electronic commerce consulting experience in every phase of project management, from initiation to implementation. Under this practice, REMEDI consults with clients on risk assessment, opportunity assessment, strategic planning, functional/technical requirements definition and software evaluation/selection in such industry initiatives as HIPAA, Global Data Synchronization, and RFID.

REMEDI Outsource is a hosted data transformation service that assists companies with trading partner data and connectivity demands. REMEDI has been offering these services to its clients on an informal basis for about a year and a half.

“We have found REMEDI Outsource is an excellent service for small to medium companies that are unwilling or unable to invest in the resources to develop their own data transformation system but are getting pressure from their business partners to do so,” said Tracy Loetz, CEO of REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group.

“REMEDI consultants will communicate with your trading partners, assist in the development of application file layouts, complete the data mapping, testing, and implementation in addition to providing on-going support, all hosted on systems we manage,” she said.

REMEDI Cosource, a service formalized after REMEDI received and fulfilled numerous requests for fractional EDI or EAI consultants, provides resources to run and maintain an electronic commerce system while the client continues to own the hardware and software. REMEDI provides a dedicated resource or fractions of a resource with service level agreements. This allows REMEDI clients to maintain control over their environment, but it does not require internal expertise to run it.

REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group is a privately held 11-year old organization. It specializes in the development, integration, and implementation of business-to-business electronic commerce solutions that improve its clients' productivity, competitiveness, and stakeholder value.

Contact:
Tracy Loetz, CEO
REMEDI Electronic Commerce Group
(614) 436-4040

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Staco Energy Introduces Redesigned Web Site with New Online Store

Staco Energy Products has redesigned their web site to include a new online store for single-phase products and replacement parts. Additional functionality includes the easy downloading of prodcut guide specifications, users manuals and UPS specific monitoring software.

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- Staco Energy Products Co. has unveiled a new online store where customers can purchase the company’s popular UPS, the UniStar Sx, directly from the factory. The online store also offers some of Staco Energy's more popular single phase UPS, Variable Transformers, and a full complement of replacement parts.

The online store is just one part of a newly designed website that offers easier, more logical navigation, industry sector application information, in-depth technical information, and enhanced customer interaction. The new site, which can be viewed at www.StacoEnergy.com, provides users with the ability to easily find product information that is specific to their industry. Downloadable technical information such as product guide specifications, engineering drawings, users’ manuals and their UPS specific monitoring software are also available.

Detailed contact information, special promotions and exclusive website offers round out this robust, user friendly web site. For a limited time, visitors to the “special offers” section of the website can register for a free poster.

Staco Energy Products Co. is a major provider of voltage control and voltage regulation products, and a complete line of advanced power conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). For more than 65 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco Energy Products as their dependable source for standard and custom solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems. Dayton-based Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dallas-based Component Corporation of America. For more information, visit www.stacoenergy.com, call 866-266-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH 45403

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Fashion Gets Down to Business in Western Canada

British Columbia Fashion Week today released the list of designers selected to participate in the inaugural fashion week being delivered in Vancouver April 10th to 15th, 2005. Showcasing 17 Canadian designers to international and national media and buyers, Western Canada has in British Columbia Fashion Week a serious vehicle for promoting Canadian fashion on a global level.

(PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- “The talent, excitement and energy of the Canadian fashion industry continues to grow and we are committed to bringing worldwide attention to these designers,” said Debra Walker, Executive Director of BC Fashion Week. “ The applications we received were outstanding. The calibre and number of applications indicates that the time is indeed right for British Columbia to host this inaugural international fashion week. For the first time in Vancouver we have some of Canada’s top designers showing their collections on the west coast.”

Designers for British Columbia Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2005 will include Afshin Feiz (trained in Vancouver and currently based out of Paris), Eve Gravel, CinCyn, Laurie Campbell of Anaura, Karen Lefave, Tiger of Sweden, Dace Moore, Jason Matlo, AM-Collections, Annie Langlois of On and On Ecolo Chic, Azadeh Gorbani, Oceandrive Leather, Mala Kuja, Wanny Tang, Gabrielle Semeniuk of Flyt, Tavio Designs, Thomas Lynch and Pierre Jale.

“The designers participating in this first year of British Columbia Fashion Week are truly a diverse and talented group of people,” says Vladimir Markovich, Executive Creative Director. “Representing four provinces and a wide variety of styles and collections, we are pleased to offer the buyers access to original designs from urban activewear through to couture evening wear.”

British Columbia Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2005 will house one spectacular venue this season at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. It has an all black interior, featuring a 110 ft u-shaped runway with 106 front row seats.

“The Scotiabank Dance Centre is the perfect venue to present this collection of shows featuring some of the most talented, innovative and brightest designers that Canada has to offer,” continued Markovich.

Equally important to the production of a professional fashion show is the selection of sponsors, who work together with the production team. “Each of our partners have been specially selected for their exceptional and professional contributions within the fashion community,” declared Walker. “Our collaboration with Richard’s Models and Liz Bell Agency, as an example, makes perfect sense, and we’re delighted by the enthusiastic response of the entire industry.”

About British Columbia Fashion Week
BC Fashion Week (BCFW) is a high profile event aimed at establishing Vancouver as an emerging fashion centre and a true partner in the global fashion world, along with centres such as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Sydney. As a major international event, BC Fashion Week attracts people from around the world to celebrate innovative Canadian talent, bringing together individuals and organizations that play vital roles in the fashion industry.

BCFW will showcase some of Canada’s top and emerging designers and bring some of the world’s most influential retailers and media to Vancouver’s shores. Through the support of sponsors and media outlets such as 2C Digital Dreams, Digitopolis Media Corporation, Zink Magazine, Red Bull, Fashion TV, Highrise Magazine, Image Group, Spheremag.com, Western Economic Diversification, the Beat 94.5, KVOS Television, Delta Impressions, Industry Canada, Capilano College, and the McRae Institute of International Management, BCFW is based on a well-known, successful model of showcasing national designers on a global level, where designers present their collections to national and international buyers.

The event is also a platform for the media, which acts as the main channel through which the latest trends and designs are communicated to a wider audience. Media and Industry professionals can register to attend via the official website of BC Fashion Week (www.bcfashionweek.com). The BC Fashion Week website also gives updates and information leading up to and during the week. For further information, please contact Media Relations at e-mail protected from spam bots or +1.604.688.8741

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Speedline Technologies to Highlight Leading Dispensing

Reflow and Stencil Printing Systems at SEMICON China 2005
Speedline Technologies, Asia, will highlight leading Camalot dispensing, Electrovert reflow soldering, and MPM stencil printing systems at its exhibit, in booth number 3305, throughout SEMICON China 2005

FRANKLIN, MA (PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- Speedline Technologies, Asia, will highlight leading Camalot dispensing, Electrovert reflow soldering, and MPM stencil printing systems at its exhibit, in booth number 3305, throughout SEMICON China 2005

Speedline’s exhibit at the show – to be supported by a team of technical experts and an array of equipment demonstrations and information – will spotlight the company’s unique value to electronic manufacturers as the world leader for single source process solutions for the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries.

Speedline will demonstrate its innovative Camalot XyflexPro HVB dispenser – and the system’s dramatic process improvement and cost of ownership benefits – throughout the show. The highest throughput underfill solution available, the system utilizes a proprietary, patent-pending, conveyorless material handling system, and dual dispense heads. Its typical performance is three-to-five times faster than conventional single lane systems. The system features the firm’s leading Camalot DU (Dispense Unit) pump technology, with patented positive shut-off auger technology and a continuous flow multi-piston pump with increase flow rates and improved repeatability.

Speedline will also feature its patent pending, self-cleaning Electrovert Flux Extraction System. Available on Electrovert OmniExcel lead-free capable reflow ovens, the system reduces maintenance intervals – and delivers a significant gain in uptime. The system consists of multiple, multi-stage collection units strategically located within the heating sections to continuously scrub process gas for unwanted particulates. The system automatically collects flux into easy-to-exchange jars and notifies users when maintenance is required.

Speedline will also highlight the availability of Auer Boat print processing on two of the company’s most popular stencil printers: the MPM AccuFlex and the MPM AP Excel systems. Demonstrations will be featured on the AccuFlex stencil printer.

The AccuFlex stencil printer is ideally suited for moderate volume, high-mix printing at a cost-effective price. Combining accuracy and unparalleled flexibility in a compact footprint, the printer provides only what is needed for efficient and precise printing, while offering a range of future expansion options. The system is designed for production of about 8,000 boards per week, with two or more product changeovers per shift.

The AP Excel printer – the industry’s fastest – embodies the characteristics of speed, reliability, and accuracy. Its impressive throughput, uptime, and functionality are ideal for demanding, high-volume printing applications. Its standard minimum base cycle time of 6 seconds using MPM's SpeedMax™ high-speed package is the industry’s best. With the addition of Auer boat printing capabilities, the AccuFlex and AP Excel is now poised to satisfy even more customers in the semiconductor industry.

All of the featured solutions are immediately available from Speedline distributors and representatives. For more information, visit Speedline Technologies during SEMICON China 2005 in booth number 3305, or contact Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, Shanghai Representative Office, Room 1809B Shenergy International Bldg, 1 Fu Xing Road, Central, Shanghai 200021, China, Tel: 86-21-5358 0637, Fax: 86-21-5358 0635

SEMICON China 2005 will be held March 15-17, 2005, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center - SNIEC, in Shanghai, China.

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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PRONTO ERP Wins Alphagomma America Account

PRWEB) March 9, 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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Furniture and Cabinet Maker Builds with ETO/ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) March 9, 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.

Ergonomic work cells using a variety of fastening tooling (staplers, brad nailers, and stakers) assist the operator in assembling furniture components such as drawers and cabinet doors. Feed through devices enable the manufacturer to increase productivity while combining processes. Auto-sizing and clamping minimize changeover and setup time.

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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Alicat Scientific Inc. Granted ISO 9001:2000 Certification for Excellence in Quality Control

As of February 10, 2005, Associated Offices Quality Certification (AOQC) has certified Alicat Scientific Inc. to be ISO 9001:2000 compliant. The certification encompasses all business, engineering, and production functions of Alicat Scientific Inc.

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- As a result of a continuing commitment to excellence in customer service, engineering, and quality control, Alicat Scientific Inc. has attained ISO 9001:2000 certification. ISO certification represents a tremendous milestone for Alicat's quality standards. Alicat has conformed to high internal standards of quality for more then a decade and the ISO certification marks the continuing evolution and improvement of quality standards for Alicat.

Donald Hughes, president of Alicat Scientific said "The level of commitment from all of Alicat's employees was the driving force behind Alicat's success at achieving ISO certification. The ISO certification is a testament to each employee's commitment to this company and its customers. I am very proud of every member of the Alicat team for achieving this tremendous goal."

As a shining example of Alicat’s commitment to the needs and requirements of its customers, ISO certification serves to reinforce and strengthen that reserve.

"The ISO certification is a necessary step in maintaining footing in the global marketplace" says Shailesh Patel, Alicat's director of business development, "customers are demanding greater levels of quality from manufacturers. In today's global environment a company has to be competitive on several levels, quality and customer satisfaction being the top. ISO is an additional assurance to customers that they are dealing with an organization that takes quality very seriously."

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Packaging & Design Summit; June 27-29; Hard Rock Hotel

March 2005 — Almost every consumer product is packaged in some way. So much so that we as consumers sometimes take it for granted, and have come to expect it to maintain freshness; to protect the contents, the customer and even the environment. It must let you know what’s it is and what’s in it. It must be convenient yet sturdy, capable of travel. Yet be functional and innovative. It must adapt to the needs of the consumer and it must adapt right now. The package and design executive is not only faced with the expectations of the demanding customer but the expectations of their respective companies.

(PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- The unique format of the summit is a combination of keynote presentations and conference sessions, networking activities, and one-on-one business meetings. Attendees at the Packaging & Design Summit will take information on best practices, and innovations back to the office from keynote presenters Chris Hacker, SVP, Marketing and Design at AVEDA Corporation (The Esteé Lauder Companies); Nitin Dalvi the Director in Corporate Package Innovation Group at The Coca Cola Company; and Bud Babcock, Manager of Logistics Packaging and Product ID with The Procter and Gamble Company. Joining them are distinguished presenters from Hallmark Cards, Hewlett Packard and The Gillette Company. One-on-One business meetings with leading service and technology providers create awareness of the services and technologies available to assist the executive with satisfying customer demands and attaining corporate goals. Networking activities built right into the individualized itinerary provide the opportunity for attendees to connect and forge new relationships. At this year’s special networking activity – Casino Night at the Hard Rock - attendees can expect to meet with senior executives from companies like Pfizer, PPG Industries, Gerber, Creo, Fossil, KT Industries, RadioShack, KT Industries, Neutrogena, and The E&J; Gallo Winery.

Corporations are demanding increased time-to-market, new and improved less costly materials, an answer or update on where they stand with RFID/EPC, all the while keeping branding in mind. The Packaging & Design Summit takes place June 27-29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida will provide the middle and senior package, design and marketing executive with the strategies needed to satisfy both the consumer and the company. The summit’s five (5)-track conference program will focus on innovation, packaging for the global marketplace, streamlining processes, RFID/EPC, and strategic partnerships. The summit is produced by marcus evans, a leading business intelligence company.

The Packaging and Design Summit is co-located with the BrandSLAM Summit, and network with attendees can participate in sessions from either conference program.

About Marcus Evans
marcus evans, one of the world’s leading business information companies, is dedicated to the provision of global business intelligence and information to assist in strategic and effective
www.packaginganddesignsummit.com

www.marcusevans.com
decision-making. Established in 1983, the company’s international network of offices creates major sector-focused events for business learning and networking opportunities across a variety of industries and professions.

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UV Process Supply Unveils The 375nm UV-LED Cure-All

UV Process Supply announces the next major advancement in UV curing: the release of the 375nm CON-TROL-CURE UV-LED CURE-ALL. This new, lower wavelength enables this revolutionary UV curing system to cure opaque inks utilizing an array of UV LEDs.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 9, 2022 -- UV Process Supply announces the next major advancement in UV curing: the release of the 375nm CON-TROL-CURE UV-LED CURE-ALL. This new, lower wavelength enables this revolutionary UV curing system to cure opaque inks utilizing an array of UV LEDs.

The patent-pending UV-LED Cure-All is instant on/instant off requiring no mechanical shutters, emits no heat and has a consistent output lamp life of tens of thousands of hours. The unique design allows it to be scalable so it can be sized exactly to the end user’s specifications. The extremely low energy consumption combined with the absence of costly replacement parts greatly lowers the long-term operating cost for this innovative system.

The UV-LED Cure-All is available in 5 standard configurations including 3 linear arrays (375nm, 395nm and 415nm) and 2 spot units (390nm and 415nm.) Such a wide variety of selections, including “safe UV” models, mean that there is an appropriate selection for nearly every user. All of the wavelengths, except for the new, powerful 375nm, are considered in the safe UV range for both eye and skin exposure. This key feature enables even untrained workers to take advantage of the power of UV curing, previously a risky proposition.

Since 1979, UV Process Supply has provided goods and services for the UV curing market. These products reinforce UV Process Supply’s position as the complete source for all your UV curing needs.

For more information on the UV-LED Cure-All, contact UV Process Supply at their toll-free number 800-621-1296 or 773-248-0099. UV Process Supply is also accessible via fax at 800-99FAXUV or 773-880-6647, via email at e-mail protected from spam bots, or via the internet at www.uvprocess.com

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March 08, 2022

Doe Run Peru Sponsors Free Plastic Surgery for Children in La Oroya

Rotary International "Smile in the Andes" campaign helps hundreds with cleft lips or cleft palates.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 8, 2022 — Doe Run Peru, a subsidiary of The Doe Run Company, announced it will sponsor a second "Smile in the Andes" campaign in La Oroya in 2005, enhancing life for hundreds of Peruvian children.

The four-month project will bring experienced plastic surgeons to La Oroya, home of Doe Run Peru’s metallurgical complex, to perform free surgeries for children aged three months to 18, with cleft lips or palates and some other facial, ear or hand deformities. Orchestrated through personal visits by Doe Run personnel to communities in the Peruvian highland regions of Junin, Huancavelica, Pasco, Ayacucho and Huanuco, preliminary evaluations will occur in late March. Final evaluations will be held on June 24 with procedures scheduled over six days, June 25 to July 1.

"The operations are entirely free," stated Doe Run Peru spokesperson Rosa Benel Calderon. "The company will pick up all of the expenses from transporting the child, the operation and the recovery period, as well as expenses for the family member that accompanies the minor."

In addition to medical expenses, Doe Run Peru will provide logistical support for the program including the use of the facilities and participation of doctors employed at its hospital facility in Chulec, outside of La Oroya. Operations will be performed by a team of 30 plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, dentists and nurses from Rotaplast International, a community service organization established by participating Rotary Clubs. Rotoplast International has performed similar work across South America and around the world for almost 15 years.

According to Daniel Bronson, Rotaplast International’s Mission Director for this team and special ambassador for Peru, "The kindness and generosity of the Doe Run Peru employees and management will change the lives of these children and their families forever. New smiles will be created, and with those will come self-images and new opportunities in life. We know that our team of doctors and Rotarian volunteers from four countries and eight American states will help Doe Run Peru and the La Oroya Rotary Club to heal the lives of these children. However, we will also team together in searching for the cause and prevention of these deformities through the investigative work of our researchers."

A similar program was held successfully in La Oroya during 2000 with 100 children from various regions of Peru being treated. Other Rotaplast teams have served in Lima, Tacna and Huaraz between 2001 and 2004. Doctors providing services for the 2005 project will perform an average of 15 surgeries per day for an anticipated total of 140 to 160 surgical procedures on nearly 100 patients.

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America’s largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to keeping its operations and communities clean and safe while producing essential raw materials – lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver – that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com

Contact:
Kristin Saunders
314-469-3500
http://www.doerun.com

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March 07, 2022

egrips® Technology Wins the Product Design and Development Engineering Silver Award

egrips® technology, a super-grippy, silicone-based material providing users a slip-free grip for their cell phones and PDAs, wins the Product Design and Development Engineering Silver Award.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- Flexible Innovations Limited, developer of egrips® technology, announced today at the National Manufacturing Week (booth #2811) that it is awarded the Product Design and Development Magazine’s 10th Annual Engineering Silver Award. The winners were chosen from a list of 40 nominees by the readers of Product Design and Development Magazine. This award honors engineers and the products they design. The contest was open to any design engineering team working in the United States that developed a creative and innovative product sold between September 2003 and August 2004.

egrips® technology is a thin, super-grippy, silicone-based material from which egrips® appliqués are made. egrips® appliqués adhere to cell phones, PDAs, handheld devices, medical assistive devices and sporting equipment, providing a better grip and keeping the device from slipping from your hand or off your console.

Visit Product Design and Development Magazine in booth #2811 during the National Manufacturing Week (http://www.manufacturingweek.com/) in Chicago on March 7-10 to get a free egrips® appliqué and watch an interview with Fred Antonini, developer of egrips® technology.

About egrips®
Flexible Innovations Limited, a leader in development of advanced materials, created egrips® technology, a very thin silicone based product with unique features used to manufacture egrips® appliqués. egrips® appliqués safeguard mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, and other handheld and medical electronic devices from potentionally damaging falls by giving users a better grip. With egrips® appliqués attached, devices don’t slide out of user’s hands or off the edges of slippery surfaces.

For critical applications, such as canes and walkers, egrips® technology provide a more secure firm hold on the device for added safety. The egrips® can also be applied to sporting goods, such as the grips for tennis rackets, the facing for tournament ping pong paddles, golf clubs, and baseball bats; and it provides extra safety on bicycles, motorcycles, Motocross bikes, and scooters. New applications for egrips® technology currently being developed include pistol grips for paintball guns and a super-glide mouse pad for precision cursor control with both optical and non-optical mice. Visit http://www.egrips.com

About Product Design & Development
Product Design & Development, a product news publication provides comprehensive coverage of new technology, systems, materials and components that design engineers need to be able to complete their design projects and get their designs into production and in the market faster and more economically. Their editors provide product, trend and application information for designing for both the industrial and consumer markets. Design engineers look to Product Design & Development for solutions on designing for the aerospace, automotive, appliance, motion control, medical, industrial automation, robotics, telecommunication, consumer electronics, sports and recreation equipment, marine and toy markets. Visit http://www.pddnet.com

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Truxxx Manufacturing Signs Wakeboarder Ty Udell

Pro Wakeboarder Ty Udell secures sponsorship from Truxxx Manufacturing, makers of lift kits for trucks and SUVs

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- Wakeboarder Ty Udell is the newest addition to the Truxxx Manufacturing team of sponsored athletes. Ty is from Swan Lake, Montana and with six years of wakeboarding under his belt before the age of 21, he is just now coming into the spotlight. “After getting some fantastic new wheels and tires from my sponsors at American Racing Wheels and B.F. Goodrich, I realized that I would need a lift kit to fit them on my truck without rubbing. I did some research, and decided that the Truxxx Lift and Level Kit would give me the look I wanted, without sacrificing the ride or the towing capacity of the truck. It was important to me that the truck still be fully capable of hauling my Mastercraft X2 around ”.

It turns out that by deciding to go with a Truxxx Lift and Level Kit, Ty landed another sponsor – Truxxx Manufacturing’s CEO is an avid wakeboarder himself. “We had seen some coverage of Ty in the magazines, and when he called to ask about how the kit would affect the towing performance of his truck, the conversation evolved into one about wakeboarding in general – and that when we decided to sponsor him” said Darren Pilling, CEO and founder of Truxxx. “We want to support the up-and-comers in the extreme sports areas, since we are enthusiasts ourselves”.

This spring and summer Ty will be traveling the west coast doing photo shoots and contests to promote Truxxx Lift and Level Kits and the rest of his sponsors which include American Racing Wheels, BFGoodwrich Tires, Flowmaster Exhaust, Bully Dog Performance Technologies, Mastercraft Towboats, Double Up Wakeboards, Dragon Optical, and Ediktid Clothing.

About Ty Udell-
Ty Udell competes in the Pro Tour of Wakeboarding and is sponsored by: Truxxx Lift kits, American Racing Wheels, BFGoodrich Tires, Flowmaster Exhaust Technology, Bully Dog Performance Technologies, Mastercraft Towboats, Double Up Wakeboards, Dragon Optical, and Ediktid Clothing.

About Truxxx Manufacturing LLC -
Truxxx Manufacturing LLC makes lift and leveling kits to fit the most popular full size pickup trucks and SUVs on the road today. With lift and level kits for 36 models from 7 automakers, Truxxx is leading the way in the small lift / leveling kit segment.

Truxxx Manufacturing LLC products are available online at http://www.truxxx.com or at more than 700 retail locations nationwide. For more information, contact Truxxx at 1-888-660-5892

Look for Ty Udell and his truck at wakeboarding events this summer, and check out the Truxxx team at http://www.truxxx.com/team

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Lovejoy Inc. Exhibiting at Premier Hannover Fair 2005

U.S.-Based Power Transmission Manufacturer Connects with International Clientele. Visit Lovejoy Inc. in Hall 26, Stand E34, Booth A3 (PTDA Pavilion) Visit Raja-Lovejoy in Hall 20, Stand B37

(PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- Not many companies can boast of two separate displays at the world’s leading trade fair showcasing industrial technology. Over the last several years, Lovejoy, Inc. of Downers Grove, Illinois, has implemented a strategic plan to better service its global customer base, which included opening international offices and forming cooperative business agreements with symbiotic manufacturing partners overseas. With a distinct product focus firmly established in Europe, and because of the product focus familiar in other parts of the world, Lovejoy is sponsoring two separate booths at the Hannover Fair 2005, scheduled April 11-15 in Hannover, Germany.

Raja-Lovejoy, GmbH, based in Werdohl, Germany, Lovejoy’s newly established European headquarters, will feature its line of well-known hydraulic components in addition to the CJ and GS Series of Curved Jaw Couplings and Torsional Couplings. This exhibit is located in Hall 20, Stand B37.

The second booth, part of the Power Transmission Distributors’ Association (PTDA) Pavilion, will provide show attendees with information on the family of Lovejoy companies and its overall corporate product focus on power transmission couplings. The PTDA Pavilion is located in Hall 26, Stand E34, and Lovejoy can be found in booth A3. The Hannover show features eleven distinct trade fairs under a single venue. Both Lovejoy booths are on exhibit at the Motion, Drive and Automation Show. Lovejoy has been a part of the Hannover show for more than 50 years.

Lovejoy’s state-of-the-art sintering capabilities, raising powdered metal technology to a new level of precision and toughness, will be one of the new services introduced at the show. Established in 2003, Lovejoy Sintered Technologies makes available to customers unmatched precision for complex engineered parts and high density using a variety of powder metal materials.

New couplings taking center stage at the show are Lovejoy’s torsional line, which includes the LV-Torsional coupling designed and built to offer an inexpensive, economical alternative for the agricultural market and off-highway construction equipment industry. Two different styles will be featured; the LV-Torsional coupling for u-joint drive systems and LV-C for direct-drive systems.

Additionally, Lovejoy’s comprehensive CJ and GS Series of Curved Jaw couplings, the European standard for jaw type couplings, will be on display.

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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A3 Technologies Secures New Fortune 500 R&D; Project

”This is the third R&D; project for this customer,” stated Alan Morris, VP of Engineering for A3. “This client has been very pleased with the innovative thinking and technical competence of A3’s Engineering group.

(PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- A3 also understands that “Time-to-Market” has tremendous value and try to work with even the most aggressive schedules. In this case A3’s Engineering Team enables the customer to have resources assigned that are focused without internal interruptions. Decisions must be based on clear assessments of functionality, component costs, development labor trade-offs, location of manufacture, strategic sourcing, and end of life alternatives for future support. Multi Continent conf calls and web tools allow all team members (from various companies / divisions) to share documentation. Information access and flow is key to projects of this scale. Obviously, when working in an R&D; environment, many of our customers forbid any discussion of project specifics and some prefer that we not even mention them by name. We respect that.”

A3’s internal Engineering development services are pretty unique in our industry,” commented Steve Allen, President of A3 Technologies. “While we provide valuable outsourced engineering services to select clients, these same engineers are available and ready to customize a solution for our data collection customers. Those solution providers who can only pull answers off-the-shelf quickly discover that the “one size fits all” mentality rarely meets the customer’s requirements or expectations. That’s why A3 has been successful in many complex applications and why our customers keep coming back.”

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.

For more information:
Robin Ryan, A3 Technologies
Sales Associate
Tel: (704) 708-8100
Fax: (704) 708-8557

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Industrial Connection Offering Advertorial Coverage in March 2005 According to Associate Editor TR Cutler

Industrial Connection Offering Advertorial Coverage in March 2005 According to Associate Editor TR Cutler

(PRWEB) March 7, 2022 -- Thomas R. Cutler, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium of more than 1700 journalists writing about trends in the manufacturing sector.

Cutler noted that there will be many more paid advertorial feature articles in 2005 because the demand for coverage in the region has grown so extensively. According to Cutler, "There are just so few ways to reach the manufacturing executives in the region and we believe offering a publication with journalistic integrity is essential.

Industrial Connection is the only Manufacturing dedicated publication covering the Southeastern United States, with emphasis in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina. Cutler added that, "We are going to generate a series of articles about quality, and manufacturing process improvement from Six Sigma to Lean Manufacturing Certification, Electronic Kanban to Job Scheduling. Starting in 2005, we are going to focus greatly on the needs of the smaller (less than 20$ million in annual sales) manufacturer. We are also going to have a very concentrated focus on ETO (Engineer-to-Order) Manufacturing, because these custom manufacturers have been the beacon of the sector."

Circulation of the publication is 15,000 and distribution is free of charge. Other trade organization wishing coverage should contact Thomas R. Cutler.

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Poppa Corn Concession Leader Selects PRONTO ERP

Poppa Corn Concession Leader Selects PRONTO ERP

(PRWEB) March 7, 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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Winegard Company Awaits Issuance Of Another US Patent For its Best Selling Off-Air Antenna, The Squareshooter™

The United States Patent Office has approved the Applied Technology for this outdoor High-Band VHF/UHF Digital/Analog/HDTV antenna system and issued a notice of allowance.

Burlington, IA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 7, 2022 -- Winegard Company announced today that an important step in protecting its new products and technologies has occurred in the patent process for the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 and SS-2000 series of digital Antenna Platforms. Bob Howell, Director, Distribution Systems/Off-Air Antenna Business Group for the Winegard Company said, "The formal examination is officially over for the SquareShooter and we expect issuance of the US patent this summer. The application is on its way the US patent office to be assigned a date of issuance, so we’re well on our way to getting the patent issued."

The patent will cover both the SquareShooter™ SS-1000, selected as an Honoree in the 2004 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase and the SS-2000, a more powerful version equipped with the new Winegard digital preamp, extending the SquareShooter™ range up to 40 or 50 miles away from the transmit source.

Howell continued, "The right Off-Air DTV/HDTV Antenna is now a necessity, not an accessory. Getting the best Off-Air picture starts with the choice of the best antenna for today’s reception challenges. The single largest contributing factor to successful digital antenna installation and DTV/HDTV reception today still remains the ability of the metropolitan/suburban consumer to buy an antenna that deals with multi-path or reflected signal. This is a huge issue and significant challenge for digital antenna manufactures and professional installers."

The SquareShooter antenna platforms were specifically designed for digital reception of these reflected signals. Its primary market is in metropolitan/suburban locations where line-of-sight to the transmit tower is blocked and the only signal they can receive comes from a bounced signal, such as off a building.

With the addition of the new digital preamp to the SS-2000, the SquareShooter now delivers even more reception power to the very important metropolitan/urban market. This is the biggest segment of the HDTV market and was not currently being served well by existing digital antennas until the release of the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 last year.

Howell continued, "Although only 16 inches square, The SquareShooter™ Series was specifically designed to receive and resonate VHF and UHF transmissions from reflected broadcast signals by allowing the antenna to be pointed at another reflective source to capture the reflected signals and still be able to resonate quality DTV/HDTV signals."

There is a huge need in this market for an outdoor antenna that successfully addresses these issues. The SquareShooter Series of outdoor High-Band VHF/UHF Digital/Analog/HDTV Antenna System are the only digital antenna platforms on the market today that can do it. As evidence of this, the introduction of the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 was the only time in the 50-year history of the Winegard Company that a product was pre-sold before it was available; the SquareShooter™ SS-2000 is the second. This is a true testament to the need and acceptance of these unique and innovative new antenna platform designs.

If you’d like more information about this topic, link to a SquareShooter flash file with specs, pictures, video and text testimonials on field testing and more at: http://winegard.com/offair/s2shooter/flash/squareshooterflash.htm. To schedule an interview with Bob Howell, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604, send an email to e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.winegard.com

About Winegard Company
Winegard Company is widely considered an innovator and pioneer in product design, performance and assembly and has consistently adapted to meet the challenges of the ever-changing electronics market. It remains committed to continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products and services to effectively meet all of its customer’s needs and currently designs and manufactures more than 1,000 different products in four product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:
• Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter.
• Mobile Television Reception Products: RV, Trucking, and Marine applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
• Off-Air Antennas: From DC to 5.8 gigs AM/FM/VHF/UHF Antenna Systems, Distribution and Pre-Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
• Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
• Two-way Fixed/Transportable Mobile Satellite Internet Systems: offers real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime.

Contact:
Michael Sherman
Tel. 319-754-0604
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861

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Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix and ISO-9001 Criteria Met for Automotive Inspection System

Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix and ISO-9001 Criteria Met for Automotive Inspection System

(PRWEB) March 7, 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.

Assembly, test, and inspection systems are specifically designed within ISO-9001 criteria for the automotive industry to meet their tough requirements. Various applications from stand alone cells to multi-station assembly lines are key elements in the Systematix automotive automation.

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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March 06, 2022

Canadian Palletized Assembly System Chooses ERP Leader Encompix

Canadian Palletized Assembly System Chooses ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) March 6, 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.

Assembly systems that utilize asynchronous or synchronous fixed pallet conveyors to transport assemblies from one process station to another are part of the SYSTEMATIX manufacturing product. Typical applications include part assemblies that require multiple, complex assembly operations, including testing, inspection and verification. No two pallet conveyers are identical.

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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March 05, 2022

Engineer-to-Order ERP Encompix Perfect Fit for Palletized Assembly System

Engineer-to-Order ERP Encompix Perfect Fit for Palletized Assembly System

(PRWEB) March 5, 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.

Assembly systems that utilize asynchronous or synchronous fixed pallet conveyors to transport assemblies from one process station to another are part of the SYSTEMATIX manufacturing product. Typical applications include part assemblies that require multiple, complex assembly operations, including testing, inspection and verification. No two pallet conveyers are identical.

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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March 04, 2022

PFSweb Breaks Through to Profitability in 2004 - Record Revenue and Net Income of $1.1 Million

PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), which IPO'd in December 1999, reports its first profitable year and sustainable profitability, with record revenue and net income for the Fourth Quarter. The share price, $3.28 at the market close, zoomed up in after-hours trading: After Hours (RT-ECN): 3.80 0.52 (15.85%). The global business process outsourcer (BPO), is known for e-commerce fulfillment and supply chain management, as well as its many blue chip clients, such as IBM, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, a Fortune 500 company and the U.S. Government. It projects earnings per share in 2005 of 0 cents to 3 cents.

Plano, TX (PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global provider of integrated business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, today reported its results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2021

PFSweb’s consolidated results were as follows (In millions, except per share data):
Quarter Ended Year Ended
Dec. 31, 2004 Dec. 31, 2004
Product Revenue $72.0 $267.5
Service Fee Revenue, excluding affiliate $12.3 $42.1
Net income before interest, taxes,
depreciation and amortization $2.8 $7.1
Net income $1.1 $0.2
Net income per share $0.05 $0.01

The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2004, reflects $130.3 million in total assets, including $17.0 million in cash, of which $3.4 million is restricted, and shareholders’ equity of $29.9 million, or $1.39 per share.

“We are extremely pleased with the December quarter and year-end results,” said Mark C. Layton, Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer of PFSweb. “Our team continues to achieve significant milestones for our company, including:
• Full year profitability – 2004 is the first fiscal year we have reported net income since our IPO and represents a $4.0 million improvement from our 2003 results.
• Consecutive profitable quarters – The December quarter results represent record net income from ongoing operations and the third consecutive quarter that we have reported profitable results.
•Record revenues – Our consolidated revenue for the December quarter was $87.1 million, the highest level in our history.
• Strong new business activity – We were very successful during 2004 with new contract signings. In addition, our lead and proposal pipeline remains robust, including currently pending proposals for more than $30 million in annual service fees.”

“Our service fee revenues, excluding affiliate, for the December quarter were $12.3 million, a record quarterly level for our service fee business segment,” stated Tom Madden, Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer of PFSweb. “These results included the benefit from several incremental projects. During the quarter, we also generated increased service fee revenue from some of the new contracts signed during 2004.”

“We had our best year ever for gaining new client relationships,” Layton said. “During 2004, PFSweb was successful in winning new contracts with an estimated value exceeding $20 million in annual service fees based on current client projections. These new relationships include Raytheon Aircraft Company, FLAVIA® Beverage Systems, René Furterer USA, CHiA’SSO and other unnamed clients including a Fortune 500 consumer products firm, a major nutraceutical company, a prepaid wireless provider and a healthcare payment provider. Due to contractual agreements, we are often prohibited from mentioning new clients by name. Service fee revenues invoiced from these new contracts in 2004 were approximately $5.0 million, including $2.9 million during the December quarter. We currently expect to invoice more than 80% of the annual run-rate of these new contracts in 2005.

“We continue to expand our operations and technology infrastructure to meet existing and new client growth requirements. As we announced in November 2004, we leased an additional facility in Southaven, Miss., just a short distance from our distribution hub in Memphis, Tenn. This new facility became operational in January 2005. Also during the December 2004 quarter, we expanded this facility to accommodate a new service parts facility for one of our large, existing clients. We continue to evaluate our facilities to ensure our infrastructure and available space meet the needs of our current and prospective clients.”

“To support our new client relationships, we incurred additional capital expenditures during the December quarter, primarily to support the incremental business in our new Southaven distribution center,” added Madden. “Upon completion, which is expected to occur during the first and second quarters of 2005, we expect the total capital expenditures to support this facility will total approximately $6 million. We financed a significant portion of these expenditures via the issuance of $5 million of Mississippi taxable revenue bonds. We have classified $1.3 million of the bond proceeds as restricted cash at December 31, 2004, as the proceeds are restricted specifically for payment on capital additions or as repayment on the outstanding bonds. The bond financing provides us the flexibility to use our cash for operations and other growth opportunities.

“We also amended and extended our financing agreement with Comerica Bank. This agreement provides for up to $5 million of available financing under a revolving working capital line of credit through 2007 and a $1 million equipment line of credit through June 2008. Our existing credit facilities provide us with a solid financial foundation to support our current business level. As we continue to grow, further expansion efforts may require us to seek additional financing sources, such as bank, equity or lease financing, to maintain our existing cash levels.”

“We are very pleased with our 2004 financial results and the progress we continue to make,” Layton said. “As we look ahead, in 2005 our goal is to capitalize on our growth momentum and client diversity by targeting a much broader group of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. We believe our experience and technology offering allow us to market our services to many other industry segments, including aerospace, healthcare, automotive and large equipment manufacturers. Additionally, in 2005 we will focus our efforts to increase the number of large value contracts that we pursue. We believe this strategic avenue provides us the greatest ability to leverage our team of experts. We are targeting to win new business in 2005 with annual, run-rate service fees of $25 million, only a portion of which would result in invoiced activity during 2005. We currently estimate that the new contracts won in 2004 and in 2005 will yield gross margins ranging from 25% to 35% once fully operational. Certain of these contracts may require incremental implementation costs.

“Our service fee business growth rate target is 25% to 35% for 2005, and we expect single-digit growth from our product revenue business. While we expect this incremental service fee revenue to yield increased gross profit, we expect this profit will be offset somewhat by incremental investments to implement new contracts, investments in infrastructure and sales and marketing to support our targeted growth and professional fees related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We also expect interest costs to increase in 2005 due to higher interest rates. For fiscal 2005, we are currently targeting earnings per share between $0.00 and $0.03, excluding the impact of any non-cash compensation-related charges.

“We reiterate that the March quarter has been and is expected to continue to be our weakest quarter due to seasonal fluctuations of certain clients. However, we do not expect this seasonality factor to be as significant in 2005 due to product release schedule changes from certain of our clients. We continue to target a significantly improved result for the March 2005 quarter as compared to the March 2004 results.

“Our many strengths continue to put us in front of prospective clients with an advantage over our competition,” Layton emphasized. “Everything we offer is ‘world class,’ which has allowed us to develop a reputation as a high quality service provider. Our business solutions are custom tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. Our systems can easily converse with virtually any IT platform. Most importantly, our people are experts in their fields of discipline. From technology to logistics to customer contact, we offer our clients the world’s leading solutions design talent.”

The Company has modified its financial statement presentation of certain liabilities such that it now classifies amounts outstanding under inventory financing arrangements with IBM Credit as a component of vendor accounts payable. Historically, the Company has reported these amounts as short-term debt.

The Company’s billings for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses, including travel, and certain third-party vendor expenses such as shipping and handling costs and telecommunication charges, are included in pass-through revenue. Historically, the related reimbursable costs were reflected as pass-through charges and reduced total gross service fee revenue in computing net service fee revenue. The Company has modified its financial statement presentation and now classifies the related reimbursable costs as a component of cost of pass-through revenue. The impact of this reclassification is to increase total revenues and total costs of revenues, but the gross profit earned on service fee revenues remains unchanged.

Conference Call Info:
PFSweb will hold a conference call Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. To ensure attendance on the call, plan to dial in by 9:50 a.m. to (973) 582-2703. Ask to be placed on the PFSweb Earnings Release Conference Call. The call also can be heard “live” by accessing the Company’s website, www.pfsweb.com, at the time of the call. Two hours after the conference, a recorded playback can be heard for 14 days at (877) 519-4471, using the confirmation number 5776543. Check www.pfsweb.com and our March 1, 2022 investor conference call press release for more details on the call.

About PFSweb, Inc.
When the world’s brand names need proven, fast and secure business infrastructure to enable traditional and e-commerce strategies, they choose PFSweb for comprehensive outsourcing solutions. The PFSweb team of experts designs diverse solutions for clients around a flexible core business infrastructure. PFSweb provides solutions that include: professional consulting services, order management, web-enabled customer contact centers, customer relationship management, international distribution services, kitting and assembly services, managed web hosting and site design, billing and collection services and ERP information interfacing utilizing the Entente Suite (SM).

Our services are provided to a multitude of industries and company types, including such clients as Adaptec (NASDAQ: ADPT), FLAVIA® Beverage Systems, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), iGo/Mobility Electronics (NASDAQ: MOBE), International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Raytheon Aircraft Company, René Furterer USA, Roots, Inc., Smithsonian Institution and Xerox (NYSE: XRX).

The matters discussed in this news release (except for historical information) and, in particular, information regarding estimates, future revenue, earnings and business plans and goals, consist of forward-looking information under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to and involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to retain and expand relationships with existing clients and attract new clients; our dependence upon our agreements with IBM; our reliance on the fees generated by the transaction volume or product sales of our clients; our reliance on our clients’ projections or transaction volume or product sales; our client mix and the seasonality of their business; our ability to finalize pending contracts; the impact of new accounting standards and rules regarding revenue recognition, stock options, and other matters; changes in accounting rules or current interpretation of those rules; the impact of strategic alliances and acquisitions; trends in the market for our services; trends in e-commerce; whether we can continue and manage growth; changes in the trend toward outsourcing; increased competition; our ability to generate more revenue and achieve sustainable profitability; effects of changes in profit margins; the customer concentration of our business; the unknown effects of possible system failures and rapid changes in technology; trends in government regulation both foreign and domestic; foreign currency risks and other risks of operating in foreign countries; potential litigation involving our e-commerce intellectual property rights; our dependency on key personnel; our ability to raise additional capital or obtain additional financing; our relationship with and our guarantees of the working capital indebtedness of our subsidiary, Supplies Distributors; and our ability or the ability of our subsidiaries to borrow under current financing arrangements and maintain compliance with debt covenants; and whether outstanding warrants issued in a prior private placement will be exercised in the future. A description of these factors, as well as other factors, which could affect the Company’s business, is set forth in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003.

In addition, some forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expected or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. There may be additional risks that we do not currently view as material or that are not presently known.

To find out more about PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), visit our Web site at www.pfsweb.com. The PFSweb web site is not part of this release. PFSweb and GlobalMerchant CommerceWareTM are registered trademarks of PFSweb, Inc. IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corp. All rights reserved.

Contacts:
Mark C. Layton, Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer, or Thomas J. Madden, Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer,
(972) 881-2900
Or
Preston F. Kirk, APR, Investor/Public Relations,
Kirk Public Relations, Austin TX,
(830) 693-4447

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Announcing a New Trade Show at a New Time in Hong Kong

A New Prime Time Industry Event in Hong Kong for the world-wide professionals from jewellery and watch industries.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- World Trade Fair Limited announces the first Hong Kong January International jewelry & Watch Show to be held January 17 - 20, 2006. This newly created event will showcase jewelry and watches from around the world at Asia's newest and most modern exhibition facility--AsiaWorld Expo.

Show organizers are committed to delivering a show experience unique among Asian jewelry shows. Unlike current Hong Kong shows, this event will run from Tuesday through Friday and admit retail, wholesale buyers and importers only. According to B. K. Chow, Show Director, "This will be a 100% trade only event in the world's freest marketplace. By qualifying attendees, we plan to deliver a strong buyer audience that allows sellers to maximize the time spent with current and potential customers. And, as a delivery show, buyers can complete transactions on the spot and return to their stores with product ready to sell."

“Professional Jeweler, the leading U.S. jewellery industry magazine, has been appointed as our U.S. and European representative for the show, and their staff's extensive tradeshow experience spans from involvement with the creation and production of the JCK Las Vegas Show in 1992 and the Primetime shows in Las Vegas, to being the former North American representatives for the Baselworld Show. We are privileged to have Professional Jeweler work together with us on this exciting new event.” BK Chow added.

Also new to Asian shows will be a conference program designed to help jewelers and their staff attain outstanding performance throughout the year.

The show's mid-January timing was selected after extensive research among international buyers and sellers pointed to the benefits of a show in Hong Kong at this time. According to Chow, "January Is a great time to meet local firms or mainland Chinese jewelers for joint ventures under the CEPA policy which allows most jewelry and gem products produced in Hong Kong to be exported to mainland China free of tariff. And, buyers can stock up for the spring and holiday selling seasons with a wide variety of products and price points from which to choose.

The show organizer, World Trade Fair Limited, was formed with a commitment to create new and innovative events and services to serve the needs of the jewelry and watch industry worldwide. "Now, after input and guidance from many International buyers and sellers, we have identified several niches where we can apply our experience in producing unique and successful industry trade shows and conferences to the benefit of our industries," says Chow.

Buyers can learn about attendance qualification and pre-register at www.januaryshow.com. Companies interested in exhibiting can submit their application at the web site as well.

For further Information on the show, call us at 9481-2356 or write to World Trade Fair Limited.

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Major Aerospace Company Selects Datamatics’ TC-1™ System for Workforce Management Needs

Vought Aircraft Industries, a manufacturer of critical components for commercial and military aircraft, has selected Datamatics' TC-1™ for capturing and processing workforce related data.

Fords, NJ (PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Vought Aircraft Industries, a manufacturer of critical components for commercial and military aircraft, has selected Datamatics’ TC-1™ Labor Management System for a full rollout to all of its locations. Over the next several months, the TC-1™ system will be implemented at Vought facilities in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California.

TC-1™ is a state of the art solution for capturing and processing workforce related data. It offers automated end-to-end management of employee time, integrating a wide range of data collection devices and applying even the most extensive work rules and benefit policies to generate detailed management reports and process data for export to payroll, HR, and other internal systems.

Vought was originally introduced to TC-1™ as the result of an acquisition. Back in 2003, Vought acquired Aerostructures, a Nashville company, which had already implemented TC-1™. Aerostructures selected TC-1™ to replace another product that required heavy customization to meet the company’s operational needs.

As J. Jack Schultz, a financial analyst for Aerostructures and now Vought explains, “We were looking for a more cost effective system and were amazed to discover that most of the customizations we had been paying for are available right off the shelf in the TC-1™ product.” Aerostructures evaluated five different systems and ultimately decided on TC-1™ .The comparative advantages of TC-1™, with its wide range of configuration options, soon became apparent to the company’s new owner.

Vought is a major aviation contractor, best known for supplying component parts for Boeing, Airbus, and Gulfstream passenger jets, as well as the C130 military transport plane and a group of fighter planes, including the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It has a total workforce of more than 6,000 employees, a size that presents significant challenges in tracking and controlling labor costs.

In Schultz’s view, two ingredients account for the strong appeal of TC-1™ system at Vought. “To begin with, the system is user-friendly. TC-1 has great help features and is easy to use. You can look at a week at a time, and the time punches and absences are all shown on one screen. Moreover, users can customize the look and feel of the screens they access the most. Some of our staff have redesigned the office view with the colors of their favorite football teams.”

The other advantage of TC-1™ Schultz cites is the high level of service and support provided by the software’s developer, Datamatics. “Any time we have a question or need help with something, we always get a prompt response. The service is always very good. When we call about a problem, within minutes someone is on the line with us, working to resolve it.”

Compliments like that are music to the ears of Norman C. Heinle, the president of Datamatics Management Services, Inc., the company that develops, installs, and supports TC-1™. “Providing the highest quality services to our clients is our top priority,” he explained. “We want to help our clients reach higher levels of success through automated labor management.”

Datamatics Management Services, Inc. is a New Jersey-based software development and management consulting company. Datamatics' TC-1™ Labor Management System is a leading software package used in thousands of businesses, including QVC, Jet Blue, and Armed Forces Savings Bank. TC-1™ automates employee scheduling, attendance record keeping, benefit accrual tracking, and cost allocation. Datamatics also offers an ASP service, TimesheetPlus™, to businesses looking for an outsourced solution to workforce management.

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Anti-Aging Nutrition Expert - Cheryl Forberg - To Deliver Inside Beauty Keynote

New Trade Show Showcases Growing Convergence of Cosmecuticals and Nutraceuticals
Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian for the Murad Medical Group, will deliver a luncheon Keynote Presentation at the inaugural Inside Beauty exhibition and educational conference. Inside Beauty, (www.inside-beauty.com) taking place September 27-29, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, is a new event that focuses on the convergence of beauty, health and wellness for the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- New Trade Show & Educational Conference Showcases Latest Product Developments in the Growing Convergence of Cosmecuticals and Nutraceuticals.

Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian for the Murad Medical Group, will deliver a luncheon Keynote Presentation at the inaugural Inside Beauty exhibition and educational conference. Inside Beauty, (www.inside-beauty.com) taking place September 27-29, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, is a new event that focuses on the convergence of beauty, health and wellness for the cosmetics and personal care industries. Ms. Forberg’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 12 Noon.

An expert on anti-aging nutrition and the author of the best-selling book Stop the Clock! Cooking: Defy Aging - Eat the Foods You Love, Ms. Forberg’s Keynote presentation will provide insight into how certain food selections can minimize the levels of aging compounds in our bodies while optimizing our quality of life. She will thoroughly discuss the different anti-aging nutrients and foods that are available today and particularly those that are vital for healthy, younger looking skin.

Ms. Forberg is a former research dietitian at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and a professional chef and healthy recipe developer. Her recent book projects include the New Mayo Clinic Cookbook and the American Medical Association Healthy Heart Cookbook. She is an established food and nutrition journalist and has been widely interviewed as an expert on women’s health, anti-aging nutrition and healthy cooking in popular print and broadcast media.

“We are excited to have Ms. Forberg as our Keynote Speaker, she will provide attendees with plenty of ‘food for thought’ on how the health and beauty worlds can come together to have a positive influence on appearance and well-being,” said Laura Connolly, project manager for Inside Beauty.

Inside Beauty, produced by HBA Health & Beauty America in partnership with Nutraceuticals World magazine, will bring together the established as well as emerging companies that are at the forefront of this new trend in beauty and personal care.

Manufacturers and marketers of beauty and personal care products along with R&D; formulators, drugstore and food market retailers, and medical and wellness spa owners will be able to source new minerals, proteins, oils, herbs, botanicals, functional foods and dietary supplements, distributors, packaging, private labels and finished goods that promote health, beauty and well-being.

In addition to the Keynote Presentation, Inside Beauty will have a two-day educational conference that will offer an unparalleled educational platform that will cover the latest scientific research, product innovation and thoroughly explore the opportunities and challenges facing this new market sector. Conference delegates will learn how they can marry health and beauty and position their company in the lucrative growing market of integrated beauty, health and wellness.

Inside Beauty will be located alongside the 13th Annual HBA Health & Beauty America, the largest cosmetic and personal care product development event in North America. Inside Beauty will benefit from HBA’s worldwide marketing and promotion campaign and is expected to draw attendees and exhibitors from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.

For more information on Inside Beauty visit www.inside-beauty.com or contact Laura Connolly, Project Manager, at e-mail protected from spam bots or call 1-609-452-2800, ext. 104

CMP Princeton, Inc.
CMP Princeton, Inc., the producer of Inside Beauty and HBA Health & Beauty America, is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media, London, UK, the leading international publishing, trade show organizer and B2B media company.

For more information on HBA go to www.hbaexpo.com or call 1-609-452-2800

Nutraceuticals World
Nutraceuticals World is the premiere industry trade magazine serving the dietary supplement, functional food and nutritional beverage industries. The magazine, which was launched in 1998, has achieved widespread industry recognition and acceptance and covers marketing and technology trends, regulatory developments, breaking research and new product news throughout the global nutraceuticals industry. It is published 10 times a year including a corporate profiles issue.

Nutraceuticals World can be reached at 70 Hilltop Road, Suite 3000 Ramsey, NJ 07446; 201-825-2552; Fax: 201-825-0553; E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots; Website: www.nutraceuticalsworld.com

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Artist Uses Centuries Old Encaustic Techniques to Paint Angels and Spiritual Artwork Using Molten Beeswax

Artist and Rubber Stamp Manufacture, Jean Steele, is an encaustic artist creating pieces from molten beeswax. Among her popular Encaustic Angel paintings, she is also well known for her floral and landscape paintings. Her new art rubber stamp line follows the same themes as her artwork, and is high quality stamps.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Jean has been painting most of her life. Her encaustic medium started more than 15 years ago in an effort to reproduce dreams and visions for family and friends. She has since been creating and selling artwork that is peaceful and illuminating using colors and light to help bring healing to others. When combined the depth of the wax, her encaustic angels invoke powerful emotions. These unique encaustic designs are created by patiently tooling molten beeswax layer upon layer, and sometimes takes weeks to finish one painting. Her uniques rubber stamp line enhances any craft and art project. (www.cjuniques.com)

Encaustic Art dates back to the Greeks more than 2000 years ago. In the 1980’s an English Artist found the old beeswax formula and created a new and exciting medium using heat as solvent. Jean has been using his technique and waxes because of durability and luminosity. She is currently creating encaustic angels and art on paper, canvas and wood. Each piece is an original ~ signed and numbered. There are no prints made of her work. These originals sell quickly to buyers and collectors world wide.

You can view some encaustic art pieces and original rubber stamp line on her web site www.cjuniques.com

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Stunning Metal Alternatives to Ceramic Tile

Metal Tile and Metal Flooring is Hot! The newest alternative to traditional ceramic tile, marble and wood flooring.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Ceramic Tile and Marble are no longer the only choices. A Unique Floor Covering of solid metal tiles and planks is available to meet the discriminating tastes of Architectural and Design firms seeking one-of-a-kind decorative treatments in functional spaces for clients of distinguished sensibility and artistic temperament.

Carina Works, an innovative metal tile and cabinet hardware design and manufacturing company based in Austin, Texas, has developed handcrafted metal tiles that are captivatingly original, sensuously beautiful and an alternative to the classic floor or wall treatment of European ceramic tiles or fine woods.

The scientifically engineered glazing of Carina Works’ solid metal floor and wall products allows them to be installed anywhere ordinary ceramic tiles are used. Carefully calculated grinding, brushing, and color treating the solid aluminum material produces a completely handmade, individual work of art with a rich, reflective texture; tasteful, elegant and TOTALLY ORIGINAL. When installed, these pieces come alive with motion and light providing a unique visual experience in color and design that can be appreciated from any angle.

The planks are 4 feet in length and available in standard 4" and 6" widths, as well as custom widths. The tiles are 2.5", 4", 6" and 12" square, and are stunning accents for the metal floor planks. Wall products are available in gloss or matte finishes; floor products in matte. Custom logos, designs, and colors can be worked into the tiles and/or planks before glazing. For more information visit http://www.carinaworks.com

Media Contact:
Charlie Foster - VP Technical Services
Libby Fenner - President

800-504-5095

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PRONTO ERP Selected by OPTIKON Corporation

(PRWEB) March 4, 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 Optical Character Recognition Firm Selects Encompix ETO/ERP

(PRWEB) March 4, 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.

Custom designed optics and lighting configurations are used for non-contact quality inspection, measurement, pattern matching and machine guidance. Typical applications include presence/absence inspection, gauging, optical character recognition, color verification and robot guidance.

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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“Competitive Edge” to Feature Logic Motor Company

Logic Motor Company, based out of Youngstown, OH, produces some of the finest custom motorcycles for discriminating clients.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Logic Motor Company for its innovative, educational television series, Competitive Edge. The company will be featured in a segment on “Custom and Production Motorcycles” in the American Motorcycle series.

Logic Motor Company, based out of Youngstown, OH, produces some of the finest custom motorcycles for discriminating clients, and is an industry leader in the motorcycle-manufacturing field.

Logic was started two years ago by “Big Rick” Hoffman and Keith Zuck. Collectively, they have 40 years of bike building experience. Their self-description is: ”bikers building bikes for the biker enthusiasts.” The performance and way their motorcycles handle is above and beyond what is expected, and the attention to details is unparalleled. There is extra detail to individual finishes in order to set each finished cycle apart from others.

Logic Motor Company is listed in the National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A) and Kelley Blue Book. Therefore their motorcycles are manufacture titled, easily financed and insurable.

Logic sponsored the cult-followed High Definition television series "Toy Show” presented by the International Sports and Media Group, Inc. “Big Rick”, owner of Logic, said, of the show, “(It) really entertains and educates the viewer about the real builders and the real culture. They actually capture the lifestyle the way it was meant to be seen; unbiased, real and unscripted. We love those guys for making our reality entertaining."

Logic Motor Company is also involved in an upcoming project labeled “Rewriting the Book on Custom Motorcycles.” The segment for PTG will show the actual way they build to order, and feature all the latest technology and performance features with explanations. The show will air on a combination of national (Speed Channel, ESPN2 and Fox Sports Net) channels as well as in many of the top 100 markets locally on cable networks.

For more information, see www.logicmotors.com

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Hankscraft Inc. Expands Synchronous Motor Manufacturing Facilities in China

Hankscraft Inc. announces the expansion of a new synchronous motor assembly line.

Reedsburg, WI (PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Hankscraft Inc. announces the expansion of a new synchronous motor assembly line. The new assembly line is an addition to Hankscraft’s existing operations in China.

Hankscraft has been in business for over 50 years and has manufacturing plants in Reedsburg and Random Lake, Wisconsin as well as China. Hankscraft’s factory in China, Han Ke, is a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) which is owned and operated by Hankscraft, a US company headquartered in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Han Ke was formed to produce motors, electronics and sub assemblies in April, 2003.

Han Ke’s General Manager, Jonathan Funkhouser, said “Our new production line compliments our ability to supply our customers on both sides of the world.” Joe Hennessy, Vice President of Hankscraft’s Global Manufacturing Group agreed saying, “The reason we expanded our production line was because of increasing market demand in China. This also supports our other capabilities such as electronics, plastic molding and assembly.” Mr. Funkhouser added, “Our strength has been using western manufacturing principles here in China”.

With Hankscraft’s molding and electronics capabilities, their customers are asking for support beyond just motors. Hankscraft manufactures entire assemblies and appliances for customers around the globe. Hankscraft’s core capabilities include AC Synchronous motor manufacturing in a wide variety of voltages including 24V, 120V and 230V for the international markets.

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March 03, 2022

Dennis Barker Unveils New Technology for Rochester Carburetors

Recently, at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas, Dennis Barker of Barker Gang Garage revealed his new Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor Un-warping Tool, and Throttle Shaft Bushing Kits. Automotive industry members showed overwhelming response.

Basalt, CO (PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Dennis Barker builds Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and he designed the first electric Jeep Top for Wranglers out of a four bay automotive customizing shop in Basalt, near Aspen, Colorado. It is also at the Barker Gang Garage that Dennis invented the first Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor Un-warping Tool, and the Barker Throttle Shaft Bushing Kit. After years of frustration, mechanics and other automotive industry professionals are now able to solve the vacuum leak issues associated with the Quadrajet Carburetor. This new technology does improve emission test results, and the overall performance, and will make carburetor rebuilding easier, and much more reliable.

At the SEMA show more than 250 Distributors signed up to market both these new products. "The hunger for parts and techniques to improve the defects in the Quadrajet Carburetor, which resulted in years of rebuilding problems has skyrocketed,” noted Dennis Barker, President of Barker Gang Garage. “That prompted us to offer a line of Rochester carburetor parts and tools that we have been using during the past 25 years for those who enjoy wrenching on their cars as much as driving them when the Quadrajet is working right. Simply put, all Quadrajets are warped and have loose throttle shafts, and the only chance of repairing them to work correctly is by using these new parts and tools.”

Mario Sturde, Market Development Manager for Barker Gang Garage, explains how it works, “Once a straight edge is held between the front two bolt holes on the air horn and float bowl surfaces of a Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor, the warpage is easily seen. Also a warped Quadrajet that’s mounted to an intake manifold is usually 200% more warped than when removed, due to the front two bolts applying additional pressure. Once the Quadrajet Carburetor has gone through our un-warping process, it is almost impossible to warp it again, allowing the front two bolts to be tightened upon re-installation of the carburetor to the intake manifold without the worry of warping the carburetor again.” Barkers’ five pack Bushing Kit supplies enough bushings and screws to rebuild 5 Rochester Carburetors. When these bushings are used in conjunction with the Barker Un-warping Tool, vacuum leaks and emissions will dramatically decrease, while overall performance is noticeably improved. Tests prove that the Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor works better than new when the unwarping tool and bushing kits are used during the carburetor rebuilding process.

About Barker Gang Garage Inc.
Barker Gang Garage was founded to restore and build premium classic cars for an exclusive clientele, along with designing and marketing its own designs of parts and tools. Adept in all aspects of fabrication, restoration, racing preparation and development, Dennis Barker’s 37 years of experience along with the company’s team has created trucks, automobiles and several self designed products for customers worldwide that have captured attention in many prestigious magazines and auto shows.

Additional information about Barker Gang Garage, products and services is available at http://www.barkerganggarage.com

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Windshield Repair Equipment Manufacturer Headed to China

Delta Kits, Inc. To Hold Windshield Repair Training Class April 16-17 in China

Eugene, OR (PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Delta Kits, Inc. and ShiJiaZhuang Autoglass Info & Tech Co., Ltd., their Master Distributor in China, are conducting a 2 day windshield repair technical training course on April 16-17, 2005 in ChangSha China. Along with two intense days of hands on repair training and factory certification, the trip also provides an opportunity for the US based Delta Kits, Inc. to see the unique market and requirements of their Chinese customers.

“As China’s economy continues its incredible growth, the number of automobiles continues to grow as well. With this growth comes the need for products and technicians to service the glass on those vehicles. Delta Kits is making sure that those technicians have the knowledge and skill required to do great windshield repairs,” says Matt Larson Vice President of Training and Sales for Delta Kits, Inc.

Delta Kits has been a premier supplier of windshield repair products since 1984.

For more information on the Delta Kits line of windshield repair products or the Delta Kits Windshield Repair Training, visit www.deltakits.com or call them toll free at 1.800.548.8332

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Armedia Announces Regulatory Compliance Success

The Armedia regulatory compliance team recently successfully concluded a 21 CFR 11 compliance development and validation effort for Atlanta based pharmaceutical, Mikart, Inc.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- “The biggest challenge was dispelling the myth that compliance validation is a one-time event where everything is done in a few weeks and we are good to go,” said Joe Tribble, Mikart Operations Manager. “Validation is just the starting point; the entire lifespan of the system requires a constant human adherence to the plans and guidance defined during the validation event. Realizing this, Armedia developed a process for Mikart to manage security and operation of our electronic systems to ensure compliance on a day-to-day basis.”

Mikart is also expanding the capabilities of its Documentum Enterprise Content Management system and engaged Armedia to help in this endeavor. With the use of Documentum Control Manager, Armedia automated Mikart’s Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) processing to eliminate previously manual tasks that were lengthy and cumbersome. Under the new process SOPs are created and automatically routed for approvals (via electronic workflow) and capture electronic signatures as they are approved. The automated process places the current-version of an SOP into a central repository to revise and edit, and subsequently moves approved versions of SOPs to a read-only location for consumption.

The immediate benefits to Mikart include:
• Assurance that SOPs are always current for employees
• Rapid approval of SOPs, especially important updates to them
• A time-stamped audit trail to mitigate risk
• Electronic signature upon approval

“We are very pleased to have helped Mikart achieve new efficiencies in their SOP processing and FDA compliance,” said Jim Nasr, Armedia Chief Executive Officer. “Mikart’s investment in improved processes and supporting technologies provides them a strong foundation for long-term operational compliance and effective electronic document management. We look forward to helping Mikart meet any additional requirements in the future.”

About Mikart
Mikart is a recognized leader for providing formulation development, contract manufacturing and packaging services to the pharmaceutical industry. They offer a broad range of capabilities including product development, analytical services, solid and liquid oral dose manufacturing, packaging and regulatory services.

About Armedia
Armedia is a leading consulting and integration firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, specializing in content management and content related solutions. Armedia's mission is to provide world-class solutions for clients to automate the creation, capture, organization and presentation of their intellectual assets. Armedia has offices in Atlanta, GA and Fairfax, VA

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Cyco Software to Present at National Manufacturing Week in Chicago

Cyco Software will present three sessions at National Manufacturing Week, March 7-10 in Chicago, IL. Visit Cyco Software and Hagerman & Company in booth 3724 at the National Design and Engineering Show, which is one of eight shows organized during this national event.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Cyco Software, a leading provider of Engineering Data Management (EDM) solutions, announced today that its representatives will be hosting several conference presentations during National Manufacturing Week that will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, March 7-10. In partnership with Hagerman & Company, Cyco Software also exhibits its data management solutions for small to medium-size manufacturing companies in booth 3724 at the National Design and Engineering show, which is one of eight shows organized during this national event.

Cyco Software will be presenting the following sessions in room 405B at the McCormick Place Convention Center:
"Lessons from the 2003 U.S. Blackout - Access to Accurate Technical Documents to Quickly Restore Operations" (Wednesday, 3/9/2021 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.)

Description: During 2003's blackout, fifty million people were without power in eight states and parts of Canada. The Anderson Economic Group estimated that the blackout reduced US earnings by $6,4 billion. While it took only hours for the power grid to shut down, it took 4 days to restore power to all homes and businesses.

It comes as no surprise that proper asset management is crucial to have fast access to reliable infrastructure and engineering information in times of an emergency, such as a massive blackout or terror attack, to assure effective restoration capabilities.

Allowing facility managers to quickly pull up accurate technical documentation from their data management system will save valuable time and provide an automated safeguard when dealing with major shutdowns of crucial infrastructure systems.

"Regain Your Competitive Edge by Increasing Efficiency, Reducing Costs and Shorten Your Lead Times" (Thursday, 3/10/2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.)

Description: Daratech Inc., a leading provider of information technology market research and technology assessment, forecasts the PLM market will grow at an annual rate of approximately 8% through 2008. This presentation discusses what engineering data management (EDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) means to your organization, and how it can create new levels of efficiency to remain competitive.

"Hidden Costs Decrease Project Margins. Where Are These Hidden Costs and What Can Be Done About Them?" (Wednesday, 3/9/2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)

Description: During the course of a manufacturing project often money is wasted. Many of the costs associated with the project are hidden due to a lack of documentation. As a result, errors can occur that range from hardcopies printed too often to a faulty prototype that has to be discarded. Also, what is considered normal daily routine can potentially cost a lot more than needed simply because the routine itself is not as efficient as it could be. In this presentation, Cyco will discuss what to do about these hidden expenses so that companies can cut project costs, which will lead to healthy project margins.

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, Italy, Korea, Russia and The Netherlands, and an extensive global network of established partners around the world. 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 www.cyco.com, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 110 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe).

About Hagerman & Company
Hagerman & Company's eight offices throughout the Midsouth and Midwest provide firms with consulting, training, and support services along with industry leading software solutions from Autodesk, Pathtrace and Cyco Software. Our focus is to increase productivity in your organization. Call us toll free at 800/422-0313 or visit our website at www.hagerman.com

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Web-Based Fundamentals of GD&T; Course Available

ETI’s online GD&T; course is a convenient and affordable GD&T; training option.

(PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Effective Training Inc. (ETI) has added a new web-based course to their extensive list of GD&T; products and services. The Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing online course is based on Y14.5M-1994 and includes 28 student-focused lessons covering the basic rules, definitions, and concepts of GD&T.; It is offered exclusively at the ETI Learning Center (www.etilearn.com)

The highly interactive GD&T; course takes approximately 28 hours to complete. It features audio narration, instant lesson feedback, and quizzes that reinforce the material. Lessons contain geometric control application and inspection examples and 3-D solid part images. Other course highlights include user-friendly navigation, detailed full-color graphics, technical animations, and a full glossary of GD&T; terms. Over 100 tolerancing insights from GD&T; expert and ETI president Alex Krulikowski are also included.

"Students can take the course online at home, at school, or at work through a series of interactive lessons," said Krulikowski, noted educator and author of GD&T; training books and software. "Users receive a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning with animations that show exactly how a symbol is interpreted. Students can visualize and understand concepts more readily while they learn at their own pace. The web-based course is a convenient and affordable GD&T; training option.”

ETI also offers a web-based course on the GM Global Dimensioning and Tolerancing Addendum used in the auto industry. It provides an in-depth look at the major areas of impact the addendum has on drawings that use ASME Y14.5M-1994 and explains the differences between the GM, Ford, and Chrysler GD&T; addendums.

The Fundamentals of GD&T; web-based course will be available online to individuals, educational institutions, and organizations in the second quarter of 2005. ETI provides student support for all of their training through a discussion board and a variety of other resources. More information about the elearning courses is available at the ETI Learning Center or at ETI’s main website (www.etinews.com). Call 800-886-0909 for details about quantity discounts and pricing.

Effective Training, Inc. is a world leader in the field of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, having sold more than 100,000 books, CD-ROMs, videos and other training materials worldwide.

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PRONTO ERP Make the Cut for Sawing Solutions Provider

(PRWEB) March 3, 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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Machine Vision System Sees Clear Value of Encompix Engineer-to-Order ERP

PRWEB) March 3, 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.

Custom designed optics and lighting configurations are used for non-contact quality inspection, measurement, pattern matching and machine guidance. Typical applications include presence/absence inspection, gauging, optical character recognition, color verification and robot guidance.

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.

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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March 02, 2022

Marketing Publicity Firm Releases Special Report

"The Five Major Marketing Mistakes Manufacturers Make and What to Do About it."
Report discloses secrets to successful marketing public relations that can improve the quality of leads, accelerate sales, and create expansion.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- ¾Power PR, Inc., an industrial marketing public relations firm, today announces the immediate availability of a new report entitled, "The Five Major Marketing Mistakes Manufacturers Make and What to Do About It." For any manufacturer doing $5-$100 million annual “gross,” hoping to expand at an annual rate of 25%, this fast-reading report succinctly reveals methods to avoid common pitfalls while amping up the effectiveness of a company’s marketing publicity.

In thirteen short pages, this report compiles a wealth of information, making it a valuable resource for marketing personnel who seek marketing publicity. It sets the stage by advising marketing executives to first search the Internet to determine who the competition is on a worldwide basis—beyond just traditional, local competitors.

The report then goes on to itemize five major marketing publicity relations mistakes, starting with “Number One: Spending Too Much Money on Traditional Advertising and Not Enough on Public Relations.”

“Unless your company is the undisputed leader in your market category, then you must do PR first,” says the report's author John W. Elliott, founder of Power PR “PR is ‘third party’ endorsement, and it is this kind of endorsement that generates credibility.”

With the voice of experience—Power PR has placed more than 15,000 published articles since 1994—Elliott goes on to explain how marketing publicity can shorten the sales cycle because published stories educate prospective customers about a company’s technology while adding tremendous third-party credibility. This means the leads from publicity will be of high quality, improving the efficiency of sales staff so that they can spend more time talking with qualified prospects about bids, quotes and proposals, instead of making cold calls.

"I was speaking to one of my salesmen recently and he told me that the phone was ringing off the hook and that a lot of the responses were coming from your publicity efforts. Keep up the good work," comments Doug Commette of Gusmer Corporation, a Power PR client that supplies polyurethane spray, pour and injection equipment.

"Seeing your product over and over in multiple places gets people talking—that's what publicity does,” adds Eric Rosenthal, principal of Magnet Paints, a provider of premium industrial maintenance coatings. “I get calls from people saying, 'I see you everywhere, so I finally decided to call you.’"

By taking advantage of the marketing public relations principals outlined in this special report, many industrial clients have already profited handsomely. One Power PR client went from a $15 million annual “gross” to over $100 million annually over a seven-year span. Immediate acquisition of this industrial marketing report can speed the expansion of many other firms and help ensure that they do not stumble on the same pitfalls that cause competitors to lose market share.

The Special Report about avoiding marketing publicity mistakes is available at no charge call Power PR, Inc. at (310) 787-1940 and ask for a hard copy to be sent by mail.

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Inpro/Seal Expands Sealing System Product Line for Powder and Bulk Applications

Articulating Seal that Handles Shaft Misalignment to Keep Equipment Running Longer
Inpro/Seal has introduced their Articulating Air Mizer™-, PS a sealing system developed to positively seal equipment where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored. Once installed, the system helps contain powders, abrasives, liquids and toxic vapors. In addition, it handles extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in these kinds of applications to provide a seal that traditional methods simply cannot attain. A unique design feature uses a solid wall of air that functions as a barrier for contamination and works to retain product where it should be - in the equipment. The highest levels of performance are assured by virtue of an inherent non-contact design feature that avoids direct egress of the particulate material.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Building on the ongoing success of their ability to positively seal equipment in dry powder and bulk process applications, Inpro/Seal has introduced their Articulating Air Mizer™-, PS sealing system.

Two Sealing Solutions
With this system Inpro/Seal now offers two sealing solutions for the containment of powders, abrasives, liquids and toxic vapors: the Air Mizer™-PS and the Articulating Air Mizer™- PS, a sealing system with upgraded design features.

Both were developed for use on equipment where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored. Examples include: screw conveyors, gate valves, feeders, mixers, blenders, gates, clinker grinders, bucket elevators, diverters, scales, bagging machines, dust collectors, discharges, classifiers, screens, extruders, separators, shredders, sifters, metal detectors, pulverizers, crushers, coolers, augers, transfer pumps, fillers and similar dry powder and bulk processing machinery.

Result Of Continuous R & D
The result of direct customer request, input and feedback, continuous R&D; and extensive field testing and trials, the Articulated Air Mizer-PS has all the features of the original Air Mizer™-PS and adds the ability to handle extreme shaft misalignment and deflection, common in these kinds of applications to provide a seal that traditional methods simply cannot attain.

Ineffective Sealing Methods
Before the advent of the Articulated Air Mizer-PS end users had to deal with sealing methods that did not last because of shaft runout. Mechanical seals work on a contact basis and are subject to excess wear on the seal faces as they make contact. Seal faces have been known to wear out in as little as 3,000 hours.

Fibrous packings are also subject to wear and short lifetimes from runout where packing in the stuffing boxes compress and create a leak path. Packing can soften to the point where powder can leak to the outside, causing environmental problems. Tightening may renew the seal, but only for a relatively short period of time.

Successful Product At Heart Of Air Miser Seal
To counter, Inpro/Seal took their bearing isolator, a compound labyrinth bearing protection device, that they invented (and patented) in 1977 and modified it for use with dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

A major innovation includes a unique design feature that uses a solid wall of air that functions as a barrier for contamination and works to retain product where it should be - in the equipment. The highest levels of performance are assured by virtue of an inherent non-contact design feature that avoids direct egress of the particulate material.

Latest In Non-Contact Technology
According to David C. Orlowski, President of Inpro/Seal and the holder of some 40 related patents, “Realizing the importance of what production continuity and what lost product can mean to the bottom line, several years ago, we introduced our Air Mizer Sealing System. This system has proven to help end users boost equipment reliability, reduce costs, extend sealing efficiencies and increase bottom line results, without equipment modification.”

Orlowski continued, “As time went on, more and more end users came to us with the same need. Beside the other problems they were having with contact seals, shaft deflection, run-out and misalignment was also causing seal faces to wear out and equipment to break down on a too rapid basis. Angular misalignment and mounting conditions, in particular, were hard to deal with.”

Orlowski concluded, “To solve this problem, working closely with our customers, our R & D people developed the Articulating Air Mizer™-PS, a sealing system that uses the latest in non-contacting technology with an air purge that accepts radial and angular shaft runout up to ¼”. Shaft diameters from ½ in - 36 in. No other sealing mechanism can do this.”-

No Equipment Modification, Easy to Install
The Articulating Air Mizer™-PS, sealing system is custom-engineered to suit individual applications. It is easy to install as it conforms to existing clearances, boltholes and patterns for bearings and/or stuffing boxes. Split designs allow for installation directly on the shaft without removal.

More Benefits
Additional benefits include: lower maintenance costs, reduction in lost product, unscheduled downtime virtually eliminated and meet regulatory needs. As with all other Inpro/Seal products same day shipping is available.

About Inpro/Seal
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the world’s number one manufacturer of bearing isolators, used to protect motor and pump bearings, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls and many other types of rotating equipment. Additional applications include the sealing, handling, processing, packing and storage of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

Over one and one half million of Inpro/Seal’s original bearing isolator designs are in operation in process plants worldwide, where end users continue to report significantly reduced operating costs with increased productivity and reliability. Documented cases show that a plant can more than double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI.

As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the aerospace, automotive, petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets.

Spreadsheets
Interactive spreadsheets that calculate ROI, Contact Seal Energy Consumption and other costs are available at www.bearingisolators.com

Signoff
For more information on the Articulating Air Mizer™-PS sealing system, including a FREE brochure, contact Terri Hageman at: Inpro/Seal Company, P.O. Box 3940, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. Phone numbers are: (800) 447-0524 or (309) 787-4971. Fax number is: (309) 787-6114. Website: www.inpro-seal.com or www.bearingisolators.com

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Leading Hydraulic Hose Standardizes on Pronto ERP

(PRWEB) March 2, 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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The Johnston MS/MT350 is Simply Rugged and Dependable

Johnston Madvac Inc is proud to introduce the newest member of its street sweeper line: The Johnston MS/MT350 Street Sweeper.

(PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Johnston, the world’s largest manufacturer of street sweepers, introduces the MS/MT350. Incorporating years of engineering expertise across several continents, the MS/MT350 is simply rugged. Mounted on a commercially available truck chassis with dual steering controls and operating positions, the MS/MT350 offers outstanding maneuverability.

Features of the Johnston MS/MT350:
· 60 gallon fuel system
· Available in single or twin engine
· 4.4 cubic yards hopper capacity
· Direct hydraulic broom drive
· Centralized service systems locker
· Variable height debris dumping system
· “Ergo” switch permits one-button operation for all sweeping functions

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.

Contact Information
Name: Andre Pollmueller
Tel: +1 (450) 616-8100
Tel: +1 (800) 862-3822
Fax: +1 (450) 616-8101

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ERP ETO Leader Encompix Wins Machine Vision Systems Manufacturers’ Business

(PRWEB) March 2, 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.

Custom designed optics and lighting configurations are used for non-contact quality inspection, measurement, pattern matching and machine guidance. Typical applications include presence/absence inspection, gauging, optical character recognition, color verification and robot guidance.

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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March 01, 2022

Pragmaxis LLC Announces New Consulting Practice Focused on Indirect Sales Strategy

Management consulting firm offers specialized planning and execution services exclusively focused on solving the business strategy, marketing, sales, product management and performance improvement challenges of companies with indirect sales channels

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- Pragmaxis LLC announced today the dedication of a new consulting practice offering a broad range of strategic and operational consulting services specifically targeted to help corporate and divisional executives solve the complex front-office business challenges associated with successfully managing their indirect sales channels. The consulting services focus on 7 facets of organizational success:

1) Strategy & goals
2) Voice of the customer
3) Rationalizing, aligning and pricing products/services to optimize demand
4) Creating and sustaining competitive differentiation
5) Expanding value creation and channel profitability
6) Understanding the end-to-end activity chain/ecosystem the business is part of
7) Execution and operationalization

The new consulting practice was launched in response to demand for a white paper published earlier this year titled “Forward Thinking: How New Business Models and Marketing Automation Tools Will Shift the Balance of Economic Power in Indirect Sales Channels.”

The white paper describes the changes that have made new business models possible and outlines the strategic roadmap for companies to get – and keep – a leg up on their competition. It also identifies the business capabilities required to proactively address competitive threats and discusses how proven e-business tools can level the playing field for smaller companies competing with much larger rivals. The white paper makes a compelling case for executives to rethink some long-held beliefs about who their customers are and where value is created in their business activities.

According to Peter Balbus, Managing Director of Pragmaxis, “The world of indirect sales – industries where the primary sales channels are agents, dealers, VARs or other resellers – is experiencing unprecedented business pressures that demand new ways of thinking about their go-to-market approaches and managing the value chain.” Even in the most traditional industries, companies are finding significant new sources of revenues and competitive differentiation by integrating 21st century technologies and business concepts into their operations. Balbus advises, “Successful businesses realize that they cannot afford to stand on the sidelines and wait to see what their competitors are going to do before they decide how to act themselves.”

Among the services offered by Pragmaxis is a cost-effective 30-45 day diagnostic for identifying those areas in a client business operation with the greatest opportunities for improvement. The diagnostic also assesses the readiness of a company to take advantage of new business models and technologies to drive significant top-line growth and suggests steps client executives should consider for advancing their organizations to the next stage in their evolution.

About Pragmaxis LLC
Pragmaxis LLC is a management consulting firm that specializes in assisting executives in defining and operationalizing top-line growth initiatives, eBusiness and marketing automation strategies for Fortune 1000 corporations. The firm helps senior executives understand how their industries are likely to change in the next 2-5 years and what steps they should implement today to achieve and sustain competitive advantage in the future. Primary industries served include manufacturing, logistics and distribution, financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail, high-tech, IT, electronics and telecommunications.

Senior practitioners at Pragmaxis have worked for firms including Booz-Allen & Hamilton, CSC Index, Nolan Norton & Co. and KPMG Strategic Services prior to joining the firm.

For more information please visit: www.pragmaxis.com

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Invistics® Founder Joins National Science Foundation Committee

Invistics, developer of manufacturing performance management software, announced today that founder Tom Knight has been invited to join the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 1, 2022 -- Invistics, developer of manufacturing performance management software, announced today that founder Tom Knight has been invited to join the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs.

Knight and other members of the panel represent the broad community served by the SBIR/STTR programs at NSF. Their insight and advice on small business programs help the SBIR/STTR programs meet federal legislation consistent with the NSF mission.

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science and is the major funding source for cutting-edge fundamental research in many fields including mathematics, physical science, computer science, engineering and the social sciences.

"The NSF and its SBIR program provide incentives to small companies enabling them to undertake research and development with great promise, but also great risks that might otherwise inhibit discoveries," says Knight. "It is quite an honor to be one of the companies chosen to participate in this prestigious group and I’m thrilled to be a part of something that has the potential to positively impact our industry as well as others."

"We are pleased that Tom Knight, a true entrepreneur with the keen desire and ability to transform discoveries into commercial success, has agreed to join our eclectic panel of advisors to the SBIR/STTR programs at NSF," says Kesh S. Narayanan, director Industrial Innovation, NSF. "We look forward to his contributions to further strengthen the NSF small business programs benefiting our nation during this critical era of innovation."

About Invistics
Invistics is the leading provider of manufacturing performance management 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 lean manufacturing techniques in highly complex environments.

Editors Note:
Invistics, Flow Path Management System, Execution Workbench and Performance Workbench 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:
Therese Aleman
Invistics Corporation
5445 Triangle Pkwy., Suite 300
Norcross, GA 30092
770-559-6386
770-653-2050 (direct)

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SwiftCD Expands Ordering, Integration and Reporting Tools for Cust

To better serve its many large-scale corporate and institutional customers worldwide, SwiftCD® (www.SwiftCD.com) has unveiled an impressive new suite of integration capabilities, as well as a number of additional service enhancements to its patent-pending Build-to-Order technology.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- To better serve its many large-scale corporate and institutional customers worldwide, SwiftCD® has unveiled an impressive new suite of integration capabilities, as well as a number of additional service enhancements to its patent-pending Build-to-Order technology. SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) is a branch of DigitalSwift Corporation, and is the leader in on-demand CD/DVD manufacturing and fulfillment. The company offers a full range of logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and fulfillment services.

Many of the new integration capabilities are part of SwiftCD's unique XML-based Web Services (SOAP), and greatly extend the support options and capabilities already available to commercial and institutional customers, while even further streamlining the flexibility and ease of SwiftCD's order transmission process.

"SwiftCD continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we're committed to taking our customers with us," comments Jason Foodman, Chief Executive Officer. "By expanding on our already robust order transmission and integration capabilities, we enable our vendors deliver more personalized, and just plain more products to their customers. We've also further enhanced our patent-pending build-to-order process allowing more customization by our clients."

New key capabilities include:
• Special Custom CD Contents, written "on the fly" -- Building on the existing patent-pending Build-To-Order technology SwiftCD offers, this exciting new option allows SwiftCD customers to send an HTML menu for each CD burned and shipped by SwiftCD, and to then customize the Contents Menu for 20-plus items on the CD in a few simple steps.

• Dynamic Logo URLs -- For our on-demand CD and DVD manufacturing customers, this enhancement means that up to three dynamic logo URLs can now be sent with each order. SwiftCD will then automatically download the logos and print them on the CD label in predefined locations.

• Return Address Flexibility and Automation -- Up to three return address lines may now be sent with each order. SwiftCD can then use this dynamic return address to print a customized return address label for each individual mailer, as well.

In addition, SwiftCD's patent-pending Build-To-Order technology has also been extended. These new features include:
•Custom Script Capability -- SwiftCD will initiate a custom script from the customer's remote server when an order is received. This script can, in turn, be used to assemble customized CD content for the order, such as a CD HTML menu which has been customized with the purchaser's name.

•Hyperlink Availability (for Build-a-CD Assembly) -- SwiftCD now has the capability to include custom hyperlinks inside the Build-a-CD assembly pages.

By adding these new features and extensions, SwiftCD continues to build upon its leadership position in the CD/DVD duplication, replication and logistics/fulfillment industry.

About SwiftCD.com
A division of DigitalSwift Corporation, SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) is the world leader in manufacturing and on-demand fulfillment of dynamic and build-to-order CDs and DVDs.

In 2000, SwiftCD introduced its now patent-pending on-demand, built-to-order manufacturing concept into the world of downloadable software and music -- a concept it combines with a highly effective and attractive "pay as you go" business model. SwiftCD's manufacturing and physical delivery services empower businesses to deliver more personalized, individual CDs and DVDs to their customers faster -- while generating significant new revenue for SwiftCD's clients.

Every CD at SwiftCD is individually produced to order with custom label and contents, and seamless, dynamic label and content options allow for individual content. The company offers large-scale CD/DVD replication, as well as small-scale CD/DVD duplication services, blended with warehousing and logistics programs. In addition, SwiftCD handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting, and customer service, and offers additional inventory, manufacturing, warehousing, or fulfillment services, as needed.

For more information on SwiftCD, please call Jason Foodman at (770) 922-4007. For more background materials on SwiftCD.com, please contact Angela Mitchell at e-mail protected from spam bots, or call (904) 982-8043 -- or visit www.SwiftCD.com

SwiftCD® and DigitalSwift®, and are the registered trademarks of DigitalSwift Corporation.

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Webcom, Inc. Joins Siebel Alliance Program as a CRM OnDemand Software Partner

Webcom, Inc.’s WebSource CPQ Solution Complements Siebel Business Applications

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services today announced that it has joined the Siebel Alliance Program as a CRM OnDemand Software Partner with a focus on the SMB market. Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is a leading provider of business applications software and hosted CRM solutions. This alliance delivers a solution that allows small and medium size companies using Siebel CRM OnDemand to move quickly from opportunity to quote.

Siebel Systems provides organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM applications software, and business processes, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve customers across multiple channels and lines of business. Webcom, Inc.’s products provide the ability to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. With WebSource CPQ, Webcom complements and extends Siebel CRM OnDemand by allowing customers to go from opportunity to quote to order without any duplication of effort or data.

WebSource CPQ simplifies the opportunity-to-order process for the interactive selling of complex products and services. Deployed in an on-demand or on-premise model, WebSource CPQ allows users to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings with nothing more than a browser. 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. In addition, the solution automates quoting, quote revisions, the quote approval process, as well as guided selling and self service applications.

“Webcom is partnering with Siebel Systems to provide Global 2000 companies with WebSource CPQ, which insures speed, accuracy, and consistency of creating quotes and proposals for companies with some level of complexity in terms of products, sales hierarchy, discounting rules, pricing rules and channels, whether you supply complicated equipment, software or service proposals,” said Aleks Ivanovic, founder and CEO of Webcom, Inc.

“Siebel Systems’ partnership with Webcom, Inc. addresses the on-demand needs of our customers, including timely and accurate quotes and proposals,” said Catherine Cherubino, VP of Alliances and Channels, OnDemand and SMB at Siebel Systems. “Through this alliance, our joint customers will have a more accurate view of their customers and therefore realize a competitive advantage by being able to better understand and serve them.”

Siebel Systems forms alliances with proven technology leaders to deliver tangible business benefits throughout the enterprise. By choosing Siebel business applications and validated partner solutions, Siebel Systems’ customers can pursue a best-of-class software acquisition strategy. The Siebel Validation Program applies rigorous technical scrutiny to evaluate the integration of third-party solutions with Siebel business applications. Integrations that meet the strict testing criteria are validated and documented by the Siebel Validation Program. Webcom, Inc. has committed to submitting WebSource CPQ for validation early in Q2 2005

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 www.webcominc.com or call 414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323)

Press Contact:
Webcom, Inc.
Chris Lesar
(262) 617-8231

Siebel is a trademark of Siebel Systems, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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Minienvironments: Best Practices for Energy Efficient Design, Construction and Operation

A2C2 Magazine, a Vicon Publishing, Inc. publication, will host a special workshop on the best practices for energy efficient minienvironments on April 7, 2022 in San Diego, as part of the TurnKey Conference. Lead by Dr. Tengfang Xu, PE, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and stimulate discussion among participants about emerging technologies and strategies for achieving energy efficiency while maintaining effective contamination control in minienvironments.

Amherst, NH (PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- A2C2 Magazine, a Vicon Publishing, Inc. publication, will host a special workshop on the best practices for energy efficient minienvironments on April 7, 2022 in San Diego, as part of the TurnKey Conference. Lead by Dr. Tengfang Xu, PE, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and stimulate discussion among participants about emerging technologies and strategies for achieving energy efficiency while maintaining effective contamination control in minienvironments.

Supported by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, a Sempra Utility, and Southern California Edison, this workshop is designed for suppliers, end-users, designers, facility managers, consultants, and strategic managers, and will cover the following topics:

• Preview of PIER Program in Minienvironment and Contamination Control Technology
• Case Studies on Minienvironment Energy Performance: Approaches, Findings, and Recommendations
• Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Minienvironment Planning and Installation
• Energy Programs in California Utility Companies
• Design for Contamination Control and Efficiency
• Participant Forum: to discuss industrial trends, emerging techniques, and strategies for better efficiency. The team will explore future opportunities toward sustainable development in controlled environments.

Workshop Presenters
Dr. Tengfang Xu, PE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Paul Roggensack and Tony Wong, PE, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA
Michael D. Jue, PE, Jazz Semiconductor, Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Sameer Abu zaid, Asyst Technologies, Freemont, CA

The one day workshop registration fee of $645 includes a continental breakfast, break, and lunch. For more information or to register for workshop, contact Mary Williams at 603-672-9997 x113

Published monthly by Vicon Publishing, Inc., A2C2 Magazine provides technical information on contamination prevention, detection, and control, as well as associated products, to professionals responsible for cleanrooms and other critical environments. Coverage includes facility and process equipment design and construction, cleaning, monitoring, isolation technology, materials, packaging, apparel, consumables, protocols, validation, and regulatory standards. Additional information can be found at www.a2c2.com

For More Information Contact:
David Kruger
Marketing Director
Vicon Publishing, Inc.
603-672-9997 x107
www.a2c2.com

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Safety Firm Launched To Support Small and Mid-Size Comp

J & M Safety Consulting, LLC owned by Mike DeVivo in Waterbury Connecticut has been launched to support small and mid-sizes companies in preventing employee injuries and reduce the cost of those injuries. According to DeVivo, “When a company makes safety part of its process, injuries are reduced and money is saved for other business purposes. The company can provide ways to make working safe an expectation rather than some distant far away function.”

(PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- J & M Safety Consulting, LLC owned by Mike DeVivo in Waterbury Connecticut has been launched to support small and mid-sizes companies in preventing employee injuries and reduce the cost of those injuries. According to DeVivo, “When a company makes safety part of its process, injuries are reduced and money is saved for other business purposes. The company can provide ways to make working safe an expectation rather than some distant far away function.”

Using a cost calculator on the J & M website at www.jmsafety.com, a company can input their costs of an injury and margin, and be able to calculate how much in sales is needed to recapture the cost of a particular injury. In addition it can be used to see how much in sales is needed to cover Worker’s Compensation premiums or increases in those premiums.

J & M Safety Consulting, LLC can benefit clients by assisting them in reducing the cost of injuries, lower Worker’s Compensation costs and have fewer OSHA concerns. This includes providing customized safety policies and training. By doing this, clients can add value to their company with increased productivity and lower overall costs. The client can then concentrate on their core business. DeVivo further states that “small and mid-size companies are under extreme pressure to cut costs to stay in business. A safety program that has the elements of visible management support for effective work safety policies and training, can contribute to these types of companies staying in business.”

J & M Safety is also General Industry Standards Outreach Trainer for OSHA Standards. There are ten and thirty hour courses available. Participants receive an OSHA Completion card and benefit from learning how to recognize, control and prevent hazards. These courses can be tailored for management or production employees.

The company also can support its clients and others by offering J.J. Keller, Safety, Human Resources, Hazardous Material, Security and Construction training CDs and compliance materials. Included in the product line are recordkeeping products and online training courses.

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Luxtron Provides Beta Release of LabVIEW Drivers for Fluoroptic® Thermometry Products

Luxtron Corporation announces the beta release of LabVIEW drivers for its Fluoroptic® temperature measurement products.

(PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- Luxtron Corporation, a leading provider of fiber optic and optical temperature measurement solutions to industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electric power industries, announces the beta release of LabVIEW drivers for its Fluoroptic® temperature measurement products.

As more of Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® Thermometry products are designed into industrial control and laboratory systems around the world, there is an increasing need for integration with the leader in virtual instrumentation, National Instruments. To meet that demand, Luxtron is releasing a set of beta version LabVIEW drivers that will allow users of Luxtron’s fiber optic sensors to link to LabVIEW’s virtual instrumentation interface.

The beta drivers support Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® thermometers built since 1995 and perform parameter setup data collection, data graphing and system calibration functions. The release includes drivers and an example interface program that demonstrates all the primary functions and data graphing capabilities. It supports up to 4 measurement channels from a single Luxtron Fluoroptic® Thermometer.

Luxtron is soliciting customers who are willing to test and provide feedback on the LabVIEW drivers. This feedback will be used to improve future versions of the software and other products. Further details on downloading drivers can be requested.

About Luxtron Corporation
Luxtron Corporation is a leading supplier of fiber optic and optical thermometry solutions for the industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electrical power 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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