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April 29, 2022

To Really Get in Shape, Do it on a Rubber Floor

The ideal floor for many sports activities is Toughsport Rubber Flooring from American Micro Industries, Inc. The sound and shock absorbing properties of this recycled rubber floor make it ideal for your home gym or the fitness center at “the Club”, the children’s playroom or a childcare center. Rubber flooring absorbs impact, thus reducing stress on the knees and other joints during aerobics. It quiets the sound of exercise equipment such as treadmills, stairmasters, and rowing machines and also reduces impact noise from clanging weights and footfall.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- To really get in shape you need the right shoes, the right clothes, and the right exercise equipment. A major but often overlooked element is the floor, and rubber is now the state-of-the-art flooring material for fitness and sports activities. Just as science and technology have greatly improved the effectiveness of our exercise routines by improving what we wear and the equipment we use, the floor under our feet has been improved, too. A hard-surfaced tile floor over concrete can actually be detrimental for many sports and fitness activities such as aerobics, gymnastics, yoga, or weight training. Harsh impact results in excessive stress on joints during aerobic activities, while the operational noise of exercise equipment can be distracting and take away from your total fitness experience.

The ideal floor for many sports activities is Toughsport Rubber Flooring from American Micro Industries, Inc. The sound and shock absorbing properties of this recycled rubber floor make it ideal for your home gym or the fitness center at “the Club”, the children’s playroom or a childcare center. Rubber flooring absorbs impact, thus reducing stress on the knees and other joints during aerobics. It quiets the sound of exercise equipment such as treadmills, stairmasters, and rowing machines and also reduces impact noise from clanging weights and footfall. This colorful floor is especially “kid friendly”, providing cushioning and a warmer touch for all those on-the-floor activities.

Toughsport Rubber Flooring comes in exciting color combinations, too, and because the color is imbedded throughout the material, the colors remain fresh and bright and will never wear off. Cleanup is a snap. Routine cleaning can be accomplished with broom or vacuum, or simply mop with mild detergent and water; no waxing or polishing is needed.

For areas of heavy foot traffic where attractive appearance and easy maintenance are required, this unique flooring material has the performance and endurance to be the all-around winner. You’ve got the right shoes, the right clothes, and the right equipment. Achieve maximum impact with your fitness program by adding Toughsport Rubber Flooring to your exercise routine!

Learn more about Toughsport Rubber Flooring and see color samples at http://www.soundprooffoam.com/toughsport-floor.html If you have questions or want to place an order, call American Micro Industries toll-free at 1-800-558-2058 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, ET or Email us at e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Americam Micro Industries, Inc.
Since 1995, American Micro Industries, Inc. has been a fabricator and distributor of specialized products. American Micro Industries, Inc. is a privately held, veteran owned business located in the mid-Atlantic region of the US in South Central Pennsylvania, conveniently located within 200 miles of almost 40% of the US population. In addition to its Chambersburg headquarters, AMI has numerous shipping locations to provide the highest level of logistics.

For more information about AMI, visit our website at http://www.americanmicroinc.com.

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Windshield Repair Equipment Manufacturer Offers Free Training & Certification

Delta Kits, Inc. Now Offering Free Windshield Repair Technical Training To Everyone, Regardless Of Equipment Manufacturer

Eugene, OR (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Effective immediately, Delta Kits, Inc. is waiving the $300 fee to attend the industry leading comprehensive technical training & certification program in Eugene Oregon, which is designed to increase the skill level of windshield repair technicians across the country. This program will now be offered to all technicians, free of charge, regardless of the equipment they use.

"Delta Kits Certified Technicians have always been the most highly trained and successful windshield repair technicians in the industry," says Jeff Higgins, Vice President of Delta Kits, Inc. "Delta Kits has been consistently focused on the betterment of the entire windshield repair industry. By allowing anyone, even technicians who use equipment manufactured by other companies, to be fully trained, and we feel this is the next step in that direction. Substandard quality windshield repairs are becoming more of a problem, and we will do everything possible to encourage technicians to become trained, even if they are not our customers."

Delta Kits' training & certification courses accommodate varying initial skill levels. Upon completion of this course, even people who have never done a repair before the training will be among the best trained technicians in the industry. Each student will have the equipment provided for them during the class at no cost. These students will be given practice windshields where they will have extensive hands on training by fully qualified instructors on how to repair all types of windshield damage.

Upon successful completion of the hands on portion of this class, each student will be required to pass a rigorous written exam before receiving certification as a Delta Kits Certified Technician.

Added Higgins, "We as manufacturers need to take responsibility for this industry, and do everything we can to make sure technicians are certified and able to do quality windshield repairs on a consistent basis. By eliminating the cost of training, having no requirements to purchase our equipment, and supplying all equipment needed during the class, Delta Kits is raising the standards of what is to be expected of not only manufacturers, but also technicians who do windshield repair."

About Delta Kits, Inc.:
Delta Kits' innovative windshield repair equipment has long been the choice of professional windshield repair technicians worldwide. Founded in 1984, Delta Kits has grown to be the premier supplier of windshield repair equipment & training. Delta Kits is headquartered in Eugene Oregon, with distributors throughout the United States and all over the world. For more information about Delta Kits equipment or training, visit www.deltakits.com or call toll free at 1.800.548.8332.

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ESS Creates Interchangeable Prescription Lenses for Its CDI™ Sunglasses

To meet the needs of their customers who require corrective lenses, ESS has launched a new prescription insert accessory for their popular CDI™ sunglasses.

Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- To meet the needs of their customers who require corrective lenses, ESS has launched a new prescription insert accessory for their popular CDI™ sunglasses. This new insert allows for the rapid interchange of multiple lens types – clear and tinted, or prescription and non-prescription – all in one sunglass frame.

The CDI™ sunglasses include two sets of interchangeable lenses, which can be swapped out by sliding the lenses in and out of the frame. Now, ESS is introducing the CDI™ Prescription Insert system, which consists of a pair of lens carriers that slide in and out of the frame just like the standard CDI™ lenses. The lens carriers can be fitted with prescription lenses by any optometrist, and then inserted in the CDI™ frame.

This system is ideal for those who want to have clear and tinted prescription lenses, or those who occasionally wear contact lenses and want their sunglasses to be able to accommodate either standard lenses or prescription lenses.

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Fenwal's Applications Lab Expands Into New Markets: Doubles OEM Customer Appliances Served in 2004

A higher percentage of manufacturers in emerging markets are expressing the need for application development support.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Fenwal Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standard and customized automatic gas ignition and temperature controls for commercial and industrial OEM customers, has expanded the capabilities of its Applications Lab.

“OEMs in commercial cooking, hydronics, HVAC, pool/spa and RV have fast-track new product development timelines and are using Fenwal to optimize their designs and maximize performance and reliability. In 2004 the number of customer appliances under evaluation in Fenwal’s applications lab doubled over the previous year, as a higher percentage of manufacturers in emerging markets expressed the need for application development support.

“Beyond commercial and industrial, we’re seeing more projects in residential and municipal markets for automatic ignition of specialty luxury gas appliances,” says Jerry Harting, Director of Sales and Marketing, Fenwal Controls. Projects currently under evaluation include customers’ gas fireplaces as well as gas lanterns, which have found renewed popularity.

Fenwal’s Applications Lab is well positioned to provide product configuration services for these emerging markets and continue to service mainstream products in the commercial and industrial markets. In operation since 1985, the Applications Lab is headed by Paul Finn, a seasoned Applications Engineer with years of hands-on experience troubleshooting agency-approved products. Finn explains, “It’s not always a one-size-fits-all scenario. In the lab we can configure a complete control system that will ensure the highest level of performance and reliability.”

“Customers tell us this service isn’t widely available in the industry, particularly for small to mid-sized manufacturers who need expertise they may not have in-house,” Finn adds. “Our Applications Lab delivers speed to market that is of real value to our customers.”

About Fenwal Controls
Founded in 1935 as the manufacturer of the patented THERMOSWITCH® temperature controller, Fenwal Controls (www.fenwalcontrols.com) now offers a broad range of agency-approved gas ignition and temperature controls. The company configures their own line of spark electrodes, and also tests new products that are entering the market such as Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniters to characterize their performance for safe and efficient use with Fenwal controls. Fenwal Controls has a long history of providing standard and custom engineered solutions for many industries including HVAC, hydronics, commercial cooking and fire protection. Fenwal Controls is a division of Kidde-Fenwal and has both domestic and international sales offices.

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Proctor & Gamble Selects EASA to Simplify and Streamline Access to Modeling and Simulation

Procter & Gamble selects EASA for the development and deployment of custom web-based tools to reduce the number of physical prototypes required and to allow more designs to be evaluated earlier in the design cycle.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- EASA Software & Services (a division of AEA Technology PLC), a leading global provider of codeless application development software, today announced that Procter & Gamble has selected EASA to enable a global application development and deployment platform throughout all of Procter & Gamble and its subsidiaries.

“Globally dispersed and culturally diverse internal customers have not historically had access to some of our most valuable design and analysis tools,” said John Clisham, IT Manager for P&G;’s High Performance Computing group. “The EASA platform has changed this; we can now rapidly build and deploy to the enterprise custom web-based applications that facilitate the use of our existing tools, such as CAD, FEA, Excel, and even legacy codes and databases. The benefits are clear; the requirements for expensive and time-consuming physical prototypes are reduced, and more designs are explored. This results in improved product quality, and reduced time to market.”

”We are delighted that EASA is providing a tangible return on investment for P&G;,” said Sebastian Dewhurst, President & CEO of EASA. Matthew Rumenapp, Mid-West Regional Manager, added “P&G;’s thorough investigation into several technologies, including conventional programming tools, clearly revealed EASA’s fundamental strength – it is the leading platform for ultra-rapid application development and deployment.”

About EASA Software & Services
EASA helps companies to save time and money by automating, integrating, and sharing their processes. EASA provides a straightforward, codeless methodology for creating professional, web-based applications which can be rapidly published to a user-base. The custom applications created can be used for a variety of purposes: to automate a sequence of one or more underlying software tools, for example transforming complex CAD and FEA models into simple applications which can be safely used by staff anywhere in the enterprise, even if they have no experience with the underlying software. EASA is also frequently used to build and publish applications which function as “wrappers” around legacy or “green-screen” codes and databases, eliminating costly rewrites and removing deployment issues.

EASA technology is covered by US Patent Number 6,430,609.

EASA is a division of AEA Technology, PLC
(London: AAT).

About P&G; (NYSE: PG)
Two billion times a day, P&G; brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Bounty(R), Pringles(R), Folgers(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Actonel(R), Olay(R), Clairol Nice 'n Easy(R), Head & Shoulders(R), and Wella. The P&G; community consists of almost 110,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G; and its brands.

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Manual Machinists are a Dying Breed

Job Shops are struggling to stay alive due to a lack of trained, manual, conventional machinists. Computerized (CNC)s machinists have flooded the market for mass production, leaving no one to fill the void in the repair industry.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Zwerner Industries in San Bernardino, California, is a job shop that is struggling to stay alive, not because of lack of work, but because of a lack of skilled manual machinists to operate their conventional machines.

Unlike computerized machines that turn hundreds or thousands of like parts, small job shops in the repair business usually only repair one part at-a-time, or they have to make a new part to fix something that is so old that there are no parts sitting on a shelf in some warehouse. And here's where the problem begins.

Schools and government programs encourage those interested in becoming machinists to learn CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. No one seems to be training younger workers on the conventional machines. When older, experienced conventional (manual) machinists retire, there is no one to take their place.

Job shops like Zwerner Industries own machines that are 30 to 50 years old, some dating back to World War II. Keeping them running is also a challenge. "The only maintenance mechanic we know of that is skilled in fixing our machines was pulled out of retirement," said Kim Zwerner, Owner. "At times, we have to make the parts to fix our own machines."

Eighty percent of Zwerner Industries' business is emergency repair work. A company may be in the middle of a scheduled job when their equipment breaks. These types of emergency repairs are almost a daily occurence. When their job stops, it means money lost for them. Zwerner Industries specializes in fixing their problems. But for how long? Without the trained machinists in the personnel pool, things are looking grim.

In an effort to plan for their future business, Zwerner Industries has hired a couple of young, talented trainees. Zwerner Industries is taking the time to train and give these young men the skills that are needed, but it takes time. And they will still be faced with trying to find maintenance mechinics able to keep their machines running.

It is Zwerner Industries' hope that schools and government programs will soon realize the importance of returning to conventional machines and give future machinists the training that will provide them with a secure future.

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Panel-Mountable Pressure Transducers Eliminate Threat of Leaks in Corrosive Media

Pressure transducers form a critical function in today’s closed -loop systems, providing data for safety, control and alarm functions encountered in typical industrial applications such as heating boilers, HVAC/R, gas correctors, compressors, test stands, fire suppression equipment and power generation. These sensors measure a wide range of benign and corrosive media.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- System integrators and panel builders traditionally relied on sensors mounted to bulkhead fittings in order to form of pressure connection for pressure measurements. This meant that in a typical panel, the sensor was mounted inside to a panel-mounted bulkhead fitting and sealed by means of Teflon tape or face O-ring and requires an additional connection between the bulkhead fitting and the hose. The seals between the sensor, bulkhead fitting, and the hose are critical and, if not formed correctly, can lead to leaks and eventual failure of the system, particularly in systems that handle water, steam, corrosive gases and liquids.

Using panel-mount pressure sensors, such as American Sensor Technologies (AST) Model AST4200, can overcome this problem as these sensors were designed to provide a hermetic seal against the media without the use of adapters. The unique one-piece bulkhead design of the AST4200 mounts through the panel to keep hazardous media out of the control box. Secondly, the solid one-piece 17-4PH or 316L high strength stainless steel design is free of welds, internal O-rings or fluid-filled cavities, making it ideal for applications that require high proof and burst pressures. The sensor requires a minimal mounting configuration that utilizes a standard panel punch. A locknut is used to hold the sensor to the panel, and leaves room for a gasket to be used. Two wrench flats on the nose of the sensor allow the user to tighten the external pressure tubing to the sensor without turning the part.

Units offer outputs of 10mV/V, 4-20 mA or 1-5V. Units provide long life and resistance to media corrosion as well as superb over range and burst protection. In addition to utilizing strain gauge technology, the AST4200 offers wetted material such as titanium and nickel alloys with its own-patented Krystal Bond™ Technology to produce strain gauge sensors that yield a high output with low thermal errors.

The AST4200 pressure sensors provide gauge, sealed gauge or compound gauge pressure measurement in ranges up to 10,000 PSI. Sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated to ensure stability over specified ranges. For additional information, please visit American Sensor Technologies website at www.astsensors.com or email at e-mail protected from spam bots

About AST
AST manufacture state-of-the-art, MEMS-based pressure sensors, transducers, and transmitters that offer the best price-performance ratio in the industry. Common applications of AST sensor products are in industrial OEM, hydraulic systems, fuel cells, medical gases, HVAC/R, refrigeration (ammonia, Freon, CO2), oil & gas exploration and production, and off-road vehicles. By combining exotic metals and AST’s exclusive, proprietary Krystal Bond™ Technology (an advanced process in which inorganic materials are molecularly diffused onto a metallic surface in the presence of certain gases), AST can produce high-performance strain gauge pressure sensors that support the specialized needs of key niche markets. Many AST products are UL listed as intrinsically safe and certified for explosion-proof required environments. Some of the world’s most highly respected industrial Fortune 500 corporations have tested and now use AST products in a wide range of critical and harsh environments. For more information on AST products and technology, go to AST’s website at www.astsensors.com.

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Small Parts Stored With Plenty of Room to Spare

Diamond Phoenix, a integrator of material handling systems, recently installed a SMARTdepot Vertical Lift Module for Qualtex in its Denton, Manchester facility. Qualtex, Europe’s largest manufacturer and distributor of domestic appliance spare parts, was quickly running out of space to store its increasing inventory.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Diamond Phoenix, a leader in the integration of high performance material handling systems, recently installed a SMARTdepotTM Vertical Lift Module for Qualtex in its Denton, Manchester facility. Qualtex, Europe’s largest manufacturer and distributor of domestic appliance spare parts, was quickly running out of space to store its increasing inventory.

Established over 40 years ago, Qualtex has more than 4500 product lines, including washing machine spare parts and vacuum bags. The recent addition of 2000 new stock items of small moving parts meant that Qualtex required an effective storage system to improve productivity and efficiency within its distribution center. The solution was the Diamond Phoenix SMARTdepotTM, which was installed at the facility in November 2004.

The Diamond SMARTdepot™ Multi-bay Vertical Lift Module with its patented Cross-bayTM technology provides significant space savings when compared to a more traditional static shelving system. The increase of storage density can result in floor space recovery of more than 75% and picking productivity can be increased by up to 2.5 times because walking and searching times are significantly reduced or eliminated.

Philip Hulme, Managing Director of Qualtex said, “Following a recommendation from another supplier, I chose Diamond Phoenix based on its new technology. Seeing its machines in operation at another site reinforced my decision to make this investment.”

Standing nearly 36 feet tall, the SMARTdepotTM makes maximum use of the vertical space in the building. Parts are stored on trays approximately 75 inches wide by 32 inches deep. As employees fill orders, trays are automatically delivered at ergonomically correct heights.

Philip continued, “Diamond Phoenix equipment stands out from other suppliers, and I am extremely pleased with the service it provided. I am positive the SMARTdepot will make significant improvements to the way Qualtex is run, and I intend to maintain a close relationship with Diamond Phoenix for any potential future investments!”

For more information, visit http://www.diamondphoenix.com.

Diamond Phoenix is the industry leader providing integrated materials handling solutions for order fulfillment systems. Diamond Phoenix is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Salt Lake City, UT, Grand Rapids, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, and London, England. For more information about Diamond Phoenix products and services, go to www.diamondphoenix.com.

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New Madvac 101 ‘Engine Cut-Off’ Option

Madvac offers a new engine cut-off option to the Madvac 101: The world’s fastest vacuum litter collector.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Consistent with its tradition of innovation, the Madvac 101 is the ultimate in versatility and offers unmatched manoeuvrability while disposing of litter. Expertly designed to meet the cleaning challenges of today’s busy streets, the Madvac 101 is a high profile, cost-efficient cleaning machine. Most importantly, the Madvac 101 gives you options to customize your machine to your needs.

The new “Engine Cut-Off” option prevents the operation of the Madvac 101 by shutting the engine off if the operator attempts to leave the operator’s seat without properly setting the parking brake. When this results, the engine shuts off after 5 seconds. When the parking brake is properly engaged, a pilot light is illuminated on the dash to indicate that it is safe to leave the operator’s seat while the engine is kept running. As a result, it becomes impossible to start a Madvac 101 when the parking brake is not applied and when the operator’s seat is vacant.

Features of the Madvac 101 vehicle

- Patented straight through suction
- 80-gallon capacity litter container
- 28 hp Kubota liquid cooled diesel
- 8” diameter suction hose
- Power Assisted Vacuum Arm
- Available in Gasoline, Diesel, and Liquid Propane

Contact Information
Name: Andre Pollmueller
Toll Free : 1-800-862-3822
Tel: +1 (450) 616 8100
Fax: +1 (450) 616 8103
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Johnston Madvac Introduces the New VT605/650 Pure Vacuum Sweeper

The New Johnston VT606/650 is designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding municipal and contractor applications.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Equally at home on municipal street cleaning or heavier duty work sites, the VT605/605 delivers consistently high pick-up performance – even in contractor applications such as road resurfacing and dirt pick-up around construction sites and access roads.

With durable, rugged construction and more standard features than any other vacuum sweeper on the market, the VT605/650 versatility makes it ideal for a variety of sweeping applications from highways to residential areas and construction sites to parking lots.

Its trademark gearbox driven vacuum fan and 343-gallon stainless water tank has made it the favorite and repeat choice of governments, contractors, cities, towns and municipalities.

Features of the VT605/650
-John Deere turbocharged diesel engine
-Sealed engine compartment
-8.5 cu. Yd. Stainless steel debris hopper
-Top mounted catch basin hose
-190 sq. in. vacuum nozzle
-Straight-through suction system
-Hopper dumping system is powered off the rear engine

Johnston background: Johnston Madvac Inc has a worldwide customer network of 200 stocking distributors in over 70 countries. Madvac designs and manufactures vacuum litter collection vehicles since 1986, and has unquestionably become the leader in its field on the world market. It delivers total quality vehicles for airports, highways, amusement parks, cities & municipalities, federal & state properties, industrial & commercial complexes, landfill sites, parks, campgrounds, schools & universities, shopping centers & parking lots, streets and underground garage applications.

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Scott Specialty Gases Partners with E Instruments Group LLC by Providing Scotty Calibration Kits

Scott Specialty Gases partners with E Instruments Group LLC by providing Scotty Calibration Kits

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases supplies portable Scotty® Calibration Kits that make it easy to calibrate on-site instruments manufactured by E Instruments Group, LLC. Each kit provides everything needed for fast, convenient instrument calibration and includes a high-density polyethylene carrying case containing 28 and 35 liter Scotty Transportable cylinders of calibration gases, single-stage pressure regulators and flexible tubing. A variety of Scott gas mixtures are available, including: nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Custom gas mixtures in Scotty Transportables are available for all types of laboratory and in-field instrumentation.

Scotty Transportables, the industry's most accurate brand of nonreturnable specialty gases, provide high-purity, accurate calibration gases in a variety of small gas cylinder sizes and volumes. High reliability and convenient size make them a cost-effective alternative to returnable, high-pressure cylinders whenever portability or limited gas quantity is needed. Scottys deliver substantial cost savings by eliminating gas cylinder rental and two-way shipping charges associated with refillable cylinders.

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

E Instruments Group, LLC is a manufacturer of innovative instrumentation solutions for the power, process, industrial, institutional, food, and HVAC markets. Four business units include: MicroCal signal, pressure and temperature calibration equipment; HVAC instruments; GreenLine portable flue gas/combustion analyzers, and; IRtec hand-held and online infrared thermometers.

For more information about Scotty Calibration Kits, Scotty Transportables and other Scott products and services - browse their website http://www.scottecatalog.com now, call 800-21-SCOTT or send email to: e-mail protected from spam bots.

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April 28, 2022

Experts Say: "If You are Not in China, You are Not in Business”. New “tell-it-as-it-is” Site Launched today. Provides Window into China for Non-Chinese Executives

Launched today as 'a comprehensive news and knowledge site’ with a eye-popping strap line “If You Are Not In China, You Are Not In Business”, the site www.chinaobserver.cn is targeted at busy board members and senior managers in America, Europe, and Asia, who need to know about China but have no time to search through thousands of English language and Chinese language web sites and journals to understand what is happening, China Observer tells them what will impact their business. Unlike many other websites that claim to give the insider view of doing business in China, this site delivers on its promise. Written by experienced business executives it contains China business news, in-depth interviews and high-quality strategy papers selected and written for relevance to non-Chinese executives who are considering their “China Entry Strategy”.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Launched today: and accessible at www.chinaobserver.cn , a comprehensive news and knowledge site with a eye-popping strap line “If You Are Not In China, You Are Not In Business”. Unlike many other websites that claim to give the insider view of doing business in China, this site delivers on its promise. Written by experienced business executives it contains China business news, in-depth interviews and high-quality strategy papers selected and written for relevance to non-Chinese executives who are considering their “China Entry Strategy”. A comprehensive and impressive site – China Observer brings together quality content with convenience of delivery.

The site is targeted at busy board members and senior managers in America, Europe, and Asia, who need to know about China but have no time to search through thousands of English language and Chinese language web sites and journals to understand what is happening, China Observer tells them what will impact their business. Content is relevant to a wide range of decision makers; it also has a slant towards Information Technology, and Application and Business Process Outsourcing.

China Observer's strategy section brings insight and perspective from notables such as Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew - statesman, visionary and founder of modern-day Singapore, and Dr Timothy Chou, former President of Oracle On Demand. The interview section reveals the thoughts and ideas of respected and senior Chinese Executives on their business and their country, while dispensing pragmatic and valuable advice for companies looking to enter China.

China Observer is one of the first ever sites to use “internet broadcasts” for intellectual content - download edited “Executive Sound-bites” (a five minute version) or listen to a full 15 to 20 minutes interview on your PC or Mp3 player.

The news section is an easy to read synopsis of current stories (from English and Chinese media). “Events”, “China 101”, and “Books You Should Read” laser target executives to information about China.

Bill Lewis, Editor of China Observer says, “I believe fervently that the China Observer strap line “if you are not in China you are not in Business” says it all. Executives who arrive next year to look at China may find themselves in the “laggard” category.”

The big problem is that there is a vast mountain of data on China flooding the Internet and traditional media. Executives do not have the time or resources to sift through this deluge of information, much less analyze it. China Observer brings relevant information quickly onto Executives desk tops – informing, educations, and prompting action.

China Observer - an online comprehensive intelligence and knowledge site containing China business news, in depth interviews, high quality strategy papers and information targeted at busy executives in America, Europe, and Asia, who must know about China. “If you are not in China, you are not in Business” is becoming a business truism, China knowledge is essential. No China Strategy - play catch up!

China Observer published by Temasys International, a bilingual, bicultural specialist consulting company assisting businesses to develop and execute their China strategy. Temasys executives and consultants fuse East and West.

More information www.temasys.com.sg

Journalists register on china observer using free press registration: e-mail protected from spam bots password “press”.

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Jetpod Innercity Aircab/multi-role Aircraft

Appointment of Jet Central Limited; CNN news coverage; Technology funding; Investor news; and Technology update.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Avcen Limited in London is pleased to announce the following: Jet Central Limited, a newly formed sister Company to Avcen Limited, has been appointed sole worldwide agent responsible for offering specific advice to global city municipals on Jetpod innercity VQSTOL operations. This will allow Avcen time to concentrate wholly on all matters relating to the production of the Jetpod. Jet Central will also offer advice on inner-city landing sites, Jetpod pilot training, aircraft routing and the suggested method of commercial operations in the form of a centralised franchise. Jet Central will also be placing city municipal related aircraft orders with Avcen in due course. Jet Central will not place military or personal jet aircraft orders. All Jetpod and Jet Central sales will be centralized from Europe.

CNN has since the 19th April 2005 been covering the Jetpod extensively on their website and on TV. TV coverage of the Jetpod has been seen on several occasions just before prime-time TV news. The Jetpod has also appeared as a feature on the CNN Spark Technology Show on 24th April and is forecast to appear;
April 28
22:30 CEST (20:30 GMT)
Friday, April 29
13:30 CEST (11:30 GMT)
24:00 CEST (22:00 GMT)

The estimated viewers of the Jetpod on CNN will have run into the billions during this period, as some of the coverage has also been aired in the USA and in Asia.

Technology backers can be seen on our site.

Since 15th April 2005, Avcen has offered 20% of the Company in the form of 200 shares to help fund the proof-of-concept flight trials next year. Thus far, we have been inundated by investors looking to purchase individual shares. In the meantime we are encouraging one or two large-stake investors to come forward and take either 50, 100, or all 200 shares and benefit from this once-only opportunity.

Additional modifications and additions are as follows:
- The aircraft will be fitted with self-sealing fuel tanks;
- The primary flight instrument displays will be clustered into shaped housings to represent the different instrument groupings. Each cluster will be moveable and positionable by the single-seat pilot;
- Blown-air windscreen and heated filament heating will be installed instead of whole-leaf screen heating
- Foldaway ultralight seating will be design assisted in-house but produced separately by a supplier.

City University is continuing with a paid-up six months of research into additional and routine Computational Fluid Dynamics assessment of the Jetpod`s improved wing shape.

We are now getting ready to bring people, materials, systems and tooling together to create the first proof-of-concept Jetpod. The first flight is scheduled for next year.

The Jetpod will revolutionize the way we travel.

Mike Dacre MSc., Managing Director, Avcen Limited, London.

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QSI Offers Panel-Mount Version of the QTERM-G55 — Rugged Graphic Operator Interface

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the panel-mount version of the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI). The QTERM-G55 is a rugged, panel-mount HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface terminals, announces the panel-mount version of the popular QTERM-G55 human-machine interface (HMI). The panel-mount QTERM-G55 is the newest addition to QSI's family of award-winning Qlarity™ graphic terminals and is now available.


The QTERM-G55 is a rugged, panel-mount HMI terminal using graphics and a keypad to interface with the user. The terminal can be equipped with two EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial ports; Ethernet 10Base-T or a Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) interface. The QTERM-G55 has a 320x240 pixel, color LCD display measuring 96 mm (3.8") diagonal. (optional grayscale display available) and is viewable in most lighting conditions. Other industrial-grade features include 24-key or 40-key membrane / steel snap dome keypad with LEDs; 2 Mbytes flash / 16 Mbytes SDRAM; programmable speaker and real-time clock. The QTERM-G55 operator interface is ruggedized for use in harsh industrial environments (NEMA-4 pending, CE certified housing). The panel-mount terminal has an overmolded rubber boot, providing a superior seal, around an ABS polycarbonate plastic case. Terminal housing is available in blue, black or gray. The QTERM-G55 can be customized to be a part of your product with a custom key legend and company logo.

The QTERM-G55 operator interface uses an object-based graphic terminal programming language called Qlarity™ (pronounced Clarity). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry™, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the QTERM-G55.

About QSI Corporation
Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified, and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. Custom or semi-custom terminals withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity, and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Graphic images of the QTERM-G55 can be downloaded from http://press.qsicorp.com. A QTERM-G55 data sheet can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/pdfs/data_sheets/qterm-g55-ds.pdf.

For more information contact:
QSI Corporation
801-466-8770
Fax 801-466-8792
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www.qsicorp.com or www.qlarity.com

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CWC Gaming Implements TCSJOHNHUXLEY Roulette Wheel Analysis Solution

With action increasing daily on its live roulette games broadcast from its television studios in Costa Rica, CWC Gaming (www.cwcgaming.com) is pleased to announce that it has installed the TCSJOHNHUXLEY Roulette Wheel Analysis solution.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- With action increasing daily on its live roulette games broadcast from its television studios in Costa Rica, CWC Gaming (www.cwcgaming.com) is pleased to announce that it has installed the TCSJOHNHUXLEY Roulette Wheel Analysis solution.

This additional software and hardware solution, which compliments CWC Gaming’s existing monitoring systems, ensures that CWC Gaming’s roulette games are free from any type of wheel or dealer bias. The installation of the TCSJOHNHUXLEY reader head also eliminates the need for dealers to manually key game results, which translates to fewer dealer errors.

“We are thrilled to have worked with TCSJOHNHUXLEY on the implementation of their solution,” said Adam Anhang, CEO of CWC Gaming. “We pride ourselves on bringing the fairness of land-based casino games to the internet, so we could not have picked a better solution supplier than TCSJOHNHUXLEY, with its overwhelming market share and experience in the land based casino industry. We hope we have the chance to expand our relationship with them in the future.”

Commented Daniel Lindsay, Commercial Development Manager at TCSJOHNHUXLEY, “We are delighted to have worked with CWC Gaming on this project. Our efficient & robust reader head technology is one of a number of core products for which TCSJOHNHUXLEY is well known. This application of our proprietary equipment simply serves to reinforce our forward thinking commitment to the gaming industry which is developing on many new and exciting fronts including the internet.”

About the TCSJOHN HUXLEY Roulette Wheel Analysis Solution
The TCS Roulette Wheel Analysis System spots bias and trends before the player does. Casino management can now easily check the performance of any roulette wheel, anywhere and at any time. Winning number data is automatically and securely collected through the TCSJH Reader Head. The unique software program instantly converts data into various, easy to read, full colour pictorial reports, such as Individual Number Bias, Wheel Sector Bias, Performance Change, Spin Speed and Table Performance. Further information about the Roulette Wheel Analysis can be found at http://www.tcsjohnhuxley.com/products/TECHNICAL/TCSRouletteWheelAnalysis/en.

About TCSJOHNHUXLEY
TCSJOHNHUXLEY combines manufacturing excellence with proven innovation and product development. From hand crafted furniture to cutting edge technical equipment, every product is designed to perform, enhance the gaming experience, security and profit.

TCSJOHNHUXLEY has strategically based offices all over the world to provide personal service, after sales support and technical expertise. TCSJOHNHUXLEY currently has over 200 employees located in its head office, manufacturing and logistics facility in the UK, and 9 international regional offices.

About CWC Gaming
CWC Gaming (www.cwcgaming.com) is the leader in live online gaming software and services, and currently powers over 15 licensees. CWC Gaming brings the fairness and integrity of regulated, land-based casino games to the internet.

Contact Information:
Daniel Lindsay
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TCSJOHNHUXLEY
+ 44 (0)20 7394 4032
http://www.tcsjohnhuxley.com

Adam Anhang
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CWC Gaming Inc.
+506-290-8796
http://www.cwcgaming.com

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International Software Award, Sponsored by Microsoft and Pocket PC Magazine Germany, Honors SYWARE, Inc. With “Best Database Software Award 2004”

SYWARE, Inc., announced an international panel of industry experts honored SYWARE’s Visual CE software with Club Pocket PC’s “Best Database Software Award 2004”. The award was sponsored by Microsoft Germany and Pocket PC Magazine Germany. SYWARE mobilizes information between the enterprise and the field and rapidly converts paper-based or PC processes into mobile applications, without programming, that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device.

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- SYWARE, Inc., announced an international panel of industry experts honored SYWARE’s Visual CE software with Club Pocket PC’s “Best Database Software Award 2004”. The award was sponsored by Microsoft Germany and Pocket PC Magazine Germany. SYWARE mobilizes information between the enterprise and the field and rapidly converts paper-based or PC processes into mobile applications, without programming, that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device.

Hundreds of companies from around the world submitted their products for review by a panel of international judges to determine the winners. The annual Club Pocket PC awards program identifies the best software and hardware products on the market for a global community of users. Other winners in the hardware category included T-Mobile’s MDA 2 for best Pocket PC of the year 2004 and Motorola’s Mpx 200 for best Smartphone of the year 2004. This item follows previous news where SYWARE announced the availability of mEnable 2.0, to provide mobile users with wireless access to enterprise data and run database applications on handhelds and connect to ODBC-enabled databases in real-time at any time or place. For more on mEnable, visit http://www.syware.com/lp/menable

“SYWARE is honored to receive Club Pocket PC’s Best Database Software Award 2004,” said Sy Danberg, President, SYWARE, Inc. “This award further validates our position as an international leader in the marketplace,” Danberg added. “Thousands of users voted for Visual CE at the Pocket PC Award 2004 to make Visual CE the number one product in the Best Database Software Category-- congratulations!” said Alex Januschewsky, Founder, Club Pocket PC Europe. For more information on Visual CE, visit http://www.syware.com/lp/visualce

About SYWARE, Inc.
SYWARE empowers mobile users to collect data and create feature-rich database applications that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device- wherever they need to work. Industry or user-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and synchronized, without programming. SYWARE provides low cost of ownership, rapid deployment and return-on-investment without requiring users to expand IT departments to manage software and data between desktops and servers to devices. SYWARE removes obstacles to commerce and enables users to share data seamlessly over wireless, LAN, WAN or Internet connections in a wide variety of market sectors, including municipalities, healthcare, transportation, government, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and other markets.

The cornerstone of SYWARE’s product line is Visual CE®, the award-winning database and forms development tool for Windows Mobile and Windows CE handhelds. A diverse, international panel of industry experts awarded SYWARE Pocket PC magazine’s “Best Software Award 2004” in the database category, as Visual CE is used by small-to-medium-sized businesses around the world- and trusted by FedEx (NYSE: FDX), ChevronTexaco Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cargill, Inc., Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and the U.S. Geological Survey. SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable®, a flexible software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers, and FoneDB®, the first database software for Microsoft Smartphone devices.

For media inquiries, contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or e-mail protected from spam bots

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German Plastic Additive Giant Baerlocher Far East Awards ERP2 Solution Implementation Contract to Dignersys Consulting Bhd

YB Dato’ Kalsom Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) Witnesses Signing of Among the First ERP Provision Contracts by a Malaysian Solution Provider to a German Multinational

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Dignersys Consulting Bhd scored what is believed to be a first for a Malaysian enterprise resource planning 2nd generation (ERP2) provider in winning a contract to provide its EnterpriseBuilder solution to the Singapore and Malaysia operations of Baerlocher Far East, among the world’s leading plastics additives suppliers.


The contract signing between Baerlocher Far East and Dignersys was witnessed by YB Dato’ Kalsom Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC, here today.

The contract estimated to be worth close to RM1Million is significant as it is believed to be the first agreement that an industry-leading German company has entered into with a Malaysian ERP2 solution company.

YB Dato’ Kalsom Abdul Rahman, Chairman of Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) said, “This is a notable achievement as it is a reversal of the traditional pattern of Malaysian companies buying foreign ERP2 solutions. Dignersys’s EnterpriseBuilder is among the few locally developed ERP2 solutions that have gained acceptance among multinational companies such as Baerlocher Far East.”

In 2004, Baerlocher Malaysia and Singapore achieved combined sales revenue totaling approximately RM100 million. Malaysia is also one of Baerlocher’s 13 international production sites.

She encouraged more Malaysian solutions providers to offer their services to multinational companies with operations in Malaysia as well as to explore foreign markets.

According to Mr. Pierre Toh, Chief Executive Officer of Dignersys Consulting Bhd, the company considers the contract win recognition of the international standard of its EnterpriseBuilder ERP2 solution and services, as well as an ideal starting point to capture more global business.

“This win is a milestone for us and for Malaysian ERP2 solution providers as it proves that locally developed solutions have reached international standards. Baerlocher is a worldwide leader in plastic additives and other players in the plastics industry will be keen to follow their lead,” Mr. Toh said. “Baerlocher’s confidence in our solution has put us in an even better position to offer our services to multinationals with operations in this region.”

The company’s EnterpriseBuilder solution has more than 80 modules including modules for the management of Demand-Chain Management Modules, Supply-Chain Management Modules, Production Control Modules, Materials Management Modules, Finance Modules, Accounting modules, SMS Modules, RFID Modules, POS Management Modules and Human Capital Management Modules. Baerlocher Far East will deploy 32 modules in Malaysia and 24 modules in Singapore.

Baerlocher Far East selected Dignersys EnterpriseBuilder solution over eight other ERP vendors as the product met Baerlocher Far East’s system requirements, was ROI in relation to the system’s features and functionality. The product’s ease of integration with other systems. Its experienced and dedicated team was also deciding factors said Baerlocher Far East, Managing Director, Mr. Malpaso Cheng.

“It became clear that Dignersys’ EnterpriseBuilder was the best software solution provider to offer the technology infrastructure we needed to help achieve our business objectives to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and real time decision making,” Mr. Cheng said. “This solution will help us optimize the deployment of human resources.”

He added that Baerlocher with 56 employees in Malaysia and 19 in Singapore places high value on employee productivity and requires timely information to support informed decision making and market responsiveness.

Dignersys Consulting Bhd clients include Asia File Corporation Bhd, Slumberland Singapore & Malaysia, SME Aerospace and Power Choice Sdn Bhd among others.

Note: ERP is short for enterprise resource planning, a business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.

(Source: http://www.webopedia.com/)

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Engineer-to-Order ERP Selection

Engineer-to-Order ERP Selection

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost. According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “These benefits come as a result of a successful implementation, but not every implementation is successful.” Cutler asserts that, “One reason some implementations are not successful is the selection of the wrong system.”

The ETO Institute has just published a white paper, “Why Do Companies Choose the Wrong System?” This document is written with engineer-to-order companies in mind. It highlights the problems facing ETO companies trying to find and evaluate a new ERP system. The while paper provides some time and simple steps companies can take to reduce the chances of making a critical mistake.

(www.etoinstitute.org)
Cutler, who authors regular columns for Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) and InMFG magazine (www.inmfg.com) is looking for case study profiles of ETO manufacturing companies and their ERP experiences. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I want to know what ETO manufacturers think about the ERP selection process, what companies have served them well and which have not. This will provide an interesting profile for the members of the ETO Institute.”

The ETO Institute specifically highlights some of the problems ETO manufacturers face when searching for an ERP system. Go to www.etoinsititute.org and learn more. Registration is free of charge and more than a thousand ETO manufacturers are expected to join in 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
954-486-7562
www.etoinstitute.org
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Manufacturing Software System E-Z-MRP Announces New Pricing and Product Structure

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announces that a new pricing and product structure is in effect.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announces that a new pricing and product structure is in effect as of April 15.

According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2,995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9,800. Beach Access Software credits the $2,995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure, E-Z-MRP offers a leasing program that ensures a rapid Return-on-Investment.

*Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
*Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84 percent of all manufacturers have less than 50 employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires Access 2000, Access XP or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.e-z-mrp.com.

Contact:
Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
858-259-4334


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Online Fastener Store Offers Transparent Pricing (http://www.instockfasteners.com)

InStock Fasteners, an online transaction website selling standard fasteners (screws, nuts, bolts, etc.) to the industrial and construction markets, is now live. Not only does the company offer customers a very user-friendly site, but also transparent pricing across all purchase volumes - and notoriously low prices to boot.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 28, 2022 -- A consortium of long-time hardware and component industry investors have launched InStock Fasteners (http://www.instockfasteners.com), an online store for small bulk and package-size standard industrial and building fasteners. The new, independent company offers a deep inventory of screws, nuts, bolts, washers, pins and related items, and a selection of over 20,000 SKUs. Product selection is tailored to serve the small manufacturer and job shop, building contractor, and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Operations) market segments. Fastener buyers will find a website with all prices published for all purchase volumes, a novel and noteworthy development in the fastener industry.

Additionally, they will find some of the lowest prices available in the marketplace. Visitors will enjoy a very convenient, easy-to-use website, designed to maximize user experience, and with tools to help the customer manage his procurement relationship with InStock Fasteners (http://www.instockfasteners.com). Customer service is available for assistance as well.

“InStock Fasteners will continue to expand its online tools, its online benefits to the customer, and its fastener product line”, states Robert Drew, Marketing Director. “Our goal is to be the low-price one-stop destination for all industrial, construction, and MRO buyers. With well over 100 years combined experience, our management team has the domain experience and track record to make this happen.”

InStock Fasteners will focus on the North American market initially, with a long-term goal of growing internationally. For more information, see the website (http://www.instockfasteners.com) or e-mail Robert Drew at e-mail protected from spam bots.

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$30 Billion Fluid Power Industry Validates LatchTool Group's Contention

The National Fluid Power Association petitions Government to fund development of compact and efficient hydraulics.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 27, 2022 -- The National Fluid Power Association announced last month that it had received a favorable response from the National Science Foundation for its proposed consortium of University Research Centers to develop compact and efficient fluid power.

The group comprised of prominent universities in close cooperation with the $30 billion fluid power industry seeks $18 million to fund research to integrate components into unified systems that will minimize the weight and volume of fluid power systems. They expect to expand fluid power from its current use for heavy equipment to portable and self-powered applications such as wearable tools and rescue robots.

Over the past nine years, the LatchTool Group has quietly pursued this quest for smaller, lighter, more affordable hydraulic systems that could be integrated into tools, prosthetics and a plethora of industrial and consumer products.

The Company introduced its technology at an American Society of Mechanical Engineers event last November where it showed its PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that uses encapsulated hydraulic circuitry. The device weighs ounces, yet leverages pounds into tons. Last month, the PowerCylinder was picked a best product of 2004 by Design News, a Reed Business Information publication for mechanical and design engineers.

Monday, the LatchTool Group announced that it has integrated a simpler version of its encapsulated hydraulic circuitry directly into a locking type of pliers. For the first time, women, the elderly and infirmed can have the hand strength equal to a man's. The prospects for miniaturized compact hydraulics are huge, just as the LatchTool Group contends, and now the NFPA and its more than 400 members assert.

LatchTool has multiple patents both issued and pending that covers its developments in valves, hydraulic circuitry and systems integration. The Company has offered to make its PowerCylinders available to the proposed consortium should the NSF decide to go ahead with the funding proposal.

Contact:
Sean Fry
LatchTool Group
719-360-0977
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www.latchtool.com

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Glass Artisans Provide Custom Glass Etching

On-Site Systems Glass Etching, an experienced etching company, employs the latest technology and the most talented glass artisans to create sophisticated and elegant custom glass etching for commercial, residential, and government buildings.

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- On-Site Systems Glass Etching, one of the largest and most experienced etching companies in the Southeast, employs some of the most talented glass artisans and utilizes the latest technology and techniques to create custom glass etching projects for commercial, residential, and government buildings.


By utilizing specialized glass etching techniques and proprietary glass etching equipment, On-Site Systems Glass Etching is able to perform their etched glass work on the job site, without the mess and dust normally associated with sandblasting. Their custom glass etching projects can be completed in practically any environment, including office interiors, residential interiors, airplanes, automobiles, motor homes, boats, and more.

“We’re known, well-known, for being able to handle custom glass etching projects as small as one piece to as large as thousands of pieces, as well as for getting difficult and sometimes unimaginable projects from the idea through the completion stage,” said Gary Taylor, Project Coordinator of On-Site Systems Glass Etching.

Some glass etching clients at On-Site Systems include:
• Coca-Cola
• Delta Airlines
• Cingular Wireless
• Home Depot
• McDonalds
• Disney

In addition to custom glass etching designs, On-Site Systems Glass Etching also does stone carving, fiberboard, and graphic films to create standard or custom designs. To view the online photo gallery of some of their finest work or to learn more about their custom glass etching services, visit www.On-SiteSystems.com.

About On-Site Systems Glass Etching
On-Site Systems Glass Etching was founded over 20 years ago in a small building by two brothers, Richard and Michael Lindeborg. Now, they have a 10,000 square-foot glass etching facility, a staff of talented artisans, and are hailed as one of the finest custom etching services in the Southeast.

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Doe Run Partners with Local Universities for Global Student Exchange Project

Students travel to Doe Run Peru to gain international experience and lend fresh perspectives on operations.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 27, 2022 -- The Doe Run Company recently embarked on an innovative cross-cultural educational program known as the Global Student Exchange Project with the University of Missouri, Rolla (UMR). Doe Run's unique position as a global leader in metallurgy gave UMR exchange students an opportunity to gain practical experience on an international level.


From March 27 through April 4, six UMR mining and civil engineering students traveled abroad to tour Doe Run Peru facilities and conduct field assessments of the company's La Oroya smelter and Cobriza mines. Doe Run provided housing accommodations for the students at the company's facilities in Peru, round-trip airfare, meals and in-country travel expenses. Later this year, Doe Run will welcome a group of Peruvian exchange students to its Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO) in Viburnum, Mo. Not only will the trip help fulfill educational requirements, but it will also give the students an international advantage as they pursue mining education at Peruvian universities.

In addition to observing Doe Run Peru's mining and smelting operations, the multinational team will also study Doe Run's latest environmental innovations and community involvement in Peru. Upon completion of the project, expected late 2005, UMR students with their Peruvian counterparts will present Doe Run with a detailed report, including considerations for improving Doe Run Peru's efficiency and operations.

"This is a wonderful opportunity that allows our students to put their mining, metallurgical and environmental knowledge to work," said Jerry Tien, associate professor of mining and engineering studies at UMR. "Our students were interested to learn about Doe Run’s operations and were amazed to see their commitment to safety and community development. We're excited to apply our knowledge in these areas and determine if we can help Doe Run further improve its operations."

Doe Run Peru has invested more than $140 million on facility and environmental improvements since purchasing the Peruvian smelter from the government-run Centromin in 1997. The company continues to implement community programs in Peru, including those that support education, agriculture, health, sanitation and community sustainability. Meanwhile, the plant continues to work to reduce plant emissions, which are at historic lows.

"We're constantly looking for ways to improve our facilities, and this opportunity allows us a unique chance to get several fresh perspectives," said Bob Roscoe, co-general manager at SEMO and Doe Run's Cobriza Mine. "We’re excited to participate in a project that has the potential to enhance our facilities, while at the same time enabling students to gain the vital experience they'll need to compete at a global level. We've worked with UMR on several occasions and we're delighted to share our expertise with them to educate the next generation of metallurgists and mine engineers."

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.

Editor's Note: A photo of the UMR students in Peru is available in JPG format. Please contact Kristin Saunders at ksaunders @ standingpr.com or (314) 469-3500 for the file.

Contact:
Christi Dixon
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314-469-3500
http://www.doerun.com

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Ellsworth Adhesives Presented with Supplier of the Year Award

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution has been named the Lean Initiative award winner for 2005 by Rockwell Collins.

Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 26, 2022 -- Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution has been named the Lean Initiative award winner for 2005 by Rockwell Collins. The award was presented by Chairman, President and CEO Clay Jones during the Annual Supplier Conference.

The Supplier of the Year award is an acknowledgement of significant contributions made during the year by suppliers and is based upon quality delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time and customer service.

Rockwell Collins is a leader in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics solutions for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Ellsworth Adhesives, Germantown, Wisconsin, USA, is North America’s largest distributor of adhesive products and equipment. Ellsworth Adhesives is a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers like Dow Corning, Dymax, Lord, 3M, Loctite, Bostik, Permabond, Emerson & Cuming, Techcon and many others.

Ellsworth Adhesives has developed a reputation in the industry for providing the unusual combination of excellence in distribution as well as the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. In addition to 46 locations in the US, they have a growing international presence, which now includes operations in Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong and China.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, please call 800-888-0698.

Contact Information:
Nyla Burns
Ellsworth Corporation
262-509-8711
http://www.ellsworth.com

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Hosted Document Management Services Prove Cost Effective for Businesses with Limited IT Resources.

WorldView’s Document Management Services Reduce Upfront Investment Costs and Implementation Time while Streamlining Business Processes.

Omaha, NB (PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- Keeping the costs and maintenance of information systems to a minimum is a challenge for businesses operating on limited IT resources. WorldView Ltd. is helping to control these costs and maintenance issues by offering a hosted web-enabled document management solution. Its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution offers document management, storage, retrieval and distribution – all the features of a robust in-house model, for a fraction of the price.

Updated in March 2005, WorldView’s new browser interface is an intuitive, user-friendly way to allow employees to collaborate and manage important business documents. The hosted ECM package offers multiple features including: Automated workflow processes, version control with check-in/check-out functionality and user privileges, electronic forms, email integration, exception reporting, and the ability to retrieve documents with keyword searching and cross-referencing. The web-enabled system allows worldwide remote access from any PC with Internet connection.

“Our hosted document management model offers businesses a practical, easy-to-implement solution to control the rising costs of information systems within the office,” says Tom Hassenstab, WorldView president. “Many of our customers are seeing a return on investment in less than one year.”

WorldView utilizes a secure off-site document data center, equipped with state-of-the-art firewalls, intrusion detection systems and data encryption, all working in unison to provide a seamless hosted document service.

The WorldView ECM solution is a combined solution that includes service, support and tailored solutions to meet the needs of any business. Certified Installation and Support Specialists provide custom integration and installation services to satisfy any unique requirements a business may need. The ECM solution is implemented quickly, easily and cost-effectively and because it’s a hosted product, there is no need for software upgrades or maintenance.

“Information is an organization’s most valuable resource,” says Hassenstab. “WorldView’s services offer businesses the ability to gain efficiencies in the workplace by better managing their information. Our hosted document management services allow businesses the opportunity to do this without having to make a large upfront investment or consume their technical staff’s valuable time throughout the year – two major drawbacks of an in-house system.”


ABOUT WORLDVIEW LTD:
WorldView Ltd. is an Internet based document management service provider offering secure, hosted enterprise solutions that enable organizations to store, manage and share vital information between employees, vendors, partners and customers. Each month, over a million documents are stored by more than 800 business professionals across North America, using WorldView's document management service. For more information, visit http://www.worldviewltd.com .

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DDL Testing Services Demystifies Complex Package Validation Process - Shares Advice with Medical Device Manufacturers at Medcon 2005

DDL Inc., a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, will be presenting “Demystifying Medical Device Package Validation” at the Medcon 2005 Conference, April 27–28.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2022 - http://www.testedandproven.com - Scott Levy, Package Engineer at DDL Inc., a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, will be presenting “Demystifying Medical Device Package Validation” at the Medcon 2005 Conference, April 27–28, Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center, San Diego, CA.


Demystifying Medical Device Package Validation is intended to help medical device manufacturers understand complex package validation processes, along with what it takes to satisfy regulatory requirements regarding sterile medical device packaging.

“Many medical device manufacturers struggle on a daily basis with what they need to do to set up a shelf-life package validation,” said Levy. “Many are unaware of how to satisfy industry standards such as ISO 11607.”

According to the ISO 11607 standard, the manufacturer “must ensure the product and package system combine to create a total product which performs efficiently, safely, and effectively in the hands of the user.”

Levy will answer ten frequently asked questions regarding the medical device package validation process, including which industry standards the package should adhere to and what each manufacturer should do to ensure the satisfaction of these requirements.

Levy will also share how DDL is helping manufacturers comply with ISO 11607 (Clause 7) via its PackReview service.

Join Scott Levy for “Demystifying Medical Device Package Validation”
Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 11am - Bing Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center, San Diego, CA

For more information on complex package validation processes and the PackReview service, stop by the DDL booth #59 at Medcon or visit http://www.testedandproven.com/packreview.html

About DDL
DDL offers expert testing services that provide excellent documentation for package testing, material testing, product testing and HazMat testing. DDL package testing clients find peace of mind with the DDL reliable PackReview (SM) ISO 11607 clause 7 certification. DDL maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

Contact DDL at: http://www.TestedAndProven.com or call Scott Levy at 952-941-9226 ext.115.

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Lovejoy Releases Expanded Full-Line Catalogue, CD-ROM

New Products, Demonstrations and Training Sessions Fill Daily Reference Tools

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- “Coming soon to DVD!” hypes the release of a first-run movie for the public’s at-home viewing pleasure. This month, a new CD-ROM is hitting the mailboxes of plant service managers in the U.S. and Canada and the unlikely star is the power transmission coupling, a common yet essential component for the smooth operation of any facility.

Lovejoy, Inc., is releasing the updated, expanded version of its full-line catalogue with an accompanying CD-ROM to create an invaluable reference tool for engineers, planners and maintenance supervisors. The CD-ROM expands the catalogue offerings by including training, demonstration and application videos that lend a visual hand to the operator who needs to install or replace a coupling.

Specifically, new products included in the 2005 edition of the Lovejoy, Inc., product catalogue include:
- An expanded grid section to include new 1000 Series fully interchangeable grid-style coupling specifications, sizes and application suggestions;
- Case studies for various key industries such as power or paper;
- Application photos to illustrate common uses for power transmission couplings in industrial settings;
- ROSTA section updates that include the new AB and AB-D product lines;
- A new section on the shaft-locking device introduced by Lovejoy in 2004;
- And installation instructions for the Jaw, Jaw-in-Shear and S-Flex couplings.

Lovejoy first introduced the full line catalogue in CD-ROM format in 2003. Each year, the company enhances the value of the CD-ROM with essential tools and visual guidelines designed to help plant service managers perform their jobs more efficiently and easily.
This year, new in the CD-ROM catalogue is:
- English/German metric CJ Series catalogues
- English/German metric Torsional catalogues
- Shaft Locking Device application stories and user guide
- The Coupling Configurator demonstration/training video, which explains the process of sizing and configuring a coupling online at the Lovejoy Web site
- Jaw-In-Shear installation video
- Disc coupling installation video
- ROSTA AB mount comparison video
- ROSTA AB mount demonstration video
- ROSTA AU on Shaker Conveyor video
- Industry Connect Power Point presentations and cost comparisons for two key industries including power and aggregate
- And a U.S. list price book.

Both print catalogue and CD-ROM versions utilize multiple drawings, photos and specifications to make it easy to determine the right type of coupling for any application.

To receive a copy of the new Lovejoy, Inc., full-line catalogue and CD-ROM, detailing the many solution-engineered products available from Lovejoy, interested parties should visit the Web site at www.lovejoy-inc.com. 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.

Lovejoy, Inc., corporate offices are at 2655 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL, 60515, USA. Phone 630-852-0500; fax 630-852-2120; e-mail inquiries e-mail protected from spam bots.

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LogiXML Simplifies Distribution of Free LGX Report for Partners

New OEM licensing package allows developers to embed LGX Report within applications, eliminating the need for separate download and installation of the free LGX Report

McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- LogiXML (www.logixml.com) today announces a simplified process for OEM licensing that enables software solutions providers to deploy the company’s popular free reporting product, LGX Report, embedded as part of their solutions.

“Partners are deploying LGX Report in a variety of innovative applications and have contacted us to suggest ways to use LGX Report as an embedded reporting component of their applications and host or deploy the solution in a seamless manner,” said Linda Höwe, Vice President of Business Development at LogiXML. “The new Distribution Pack is our solution based on that input. It is a “no hassle” way for solutions providers to host or deploy LGX Report Server embedded within their web based solutions. “

The popularity of the free LGX Report (www.freereporting.com), which LogiXML launched in July 2004, has resulted in tens of thousands of developers downloading and using the product. LogiXML is committed to continue offering free reporting and the LGX Report Distribution Pack streamlines the integration, licensing and distribution of LGX Report with partner's web applications.

The LGX Report Distribution Pack is OEM licensing that allows solution providers and developers to embed the reporting tool within their application – eliminating the need for their clients to download and install the reporting tool separately. The Distribution Pack includes the PDF export add-on (which is an optional add-on for free LGX Report) and can be deployed on web servers with any number of processors. Pricing of the LGX Report Distribution Pack starts at $1,000 for distributing LGX Report to a total of 100 processors on the production web servers.

In addition to LGX Report, LogiXML offers a complete set of report development products for web based reporting that can be used as a powerful managed report development platform including LGX Report Plus and LGX Info. The company also offers the powerful LGX Ad Hoc Report Builder product for end user driven report development via a browser.

Built on XML technology, the LGX Report Development Platform lets developers create full-featured web-based reports using a drag and drop user interface. The platform allows developers to connect with web services and all major (or ODBC and OLEDB compliant) databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, etc., and can be deployed across any .NET architecture.

About LogiXML, Inc.
LogiXML builds powerful web based Business Intelligence reporting and analytics products that are easy to learn, use, deploy and maintain. Our products help organizations make better, timelier decisions by transforming disparate data into critical business information.

LogiXML's growing base of customers includes leading organizations in Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Finance, Logistics, Education, Computer Hardware and Software, Retail, Non-Profit and Government. LogiXML stands as a leading provider of pure web based BI products, providing a complete and unique set of easy to use, XML-based reporting solutions accessible through a standard web browser.

For more information about LogiXML and the LGX suite of products, please contact:
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INC Magazine Spotlights PC-Doctor in "Best Cities" List

Maker of diagnostics software for PCs is highlighted as Reno company is highlighted in article that ranks Reno as No. 1 best city for doing business

Reno, NV (PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- PC Doctor Inc., the leading global developer of hardware diagnostic and system information tools, is highlighted in the May 2005 issue of Inc magazine, a leading U.S. business magazine that delivers advice, tools and services to help business owners and CEOs start, run and grow their businesses.


The article is part of the magazine’s annual “Best Places to Do Business” list, which ranked Reno as No. 1 of 272 cities across America. The issue was scheduled to be available on newsstands nationally last Monday.

“Writer Joel Kotkin’s article underscores many of the business benefits that we’ve experienced since we moved to Reno,” said Aki Korhonen, PC-Doctor president and chief technology officer. “The lower cost of doing business goes a long way in helping us to remain competitive in the U.S. software industry. We’re creating jobs in an industry that increasingly is sending them overseas.”

PC-Doctor relocated to Reno in October 2003 from Emeryville, Calif. -- a city on the banks of San Francisco Bay where it had been located since its founding in the early 1990s. In addition to the lower cost of doing business, the article also details the lower cost of living for the company’s employees. “Many of our people are finding it possible to purchase homes and to have the option of being a single-income family – something that was out of reach in the Bay Area,” said Korhonen, who founded the company.

About PC-Doctor
Founded in 1993, PC-Doctor Inc. is the leading provider of PC hardware diagnostic, customer support and manufacturing tools to top PC makers, service centers and IT organizations worldwide. Acknowledged by leading PC manufacturers as the de facto standard for diagnostics, PC-Doctor has shipped more than 100 million units worldwide. Its products are available in 11 languages for Windows and Linux operating systems, which run on leading Intel and AMD microprocessors.

For more information about PC-Doctor and its products, visit www.pc-doctor.com. To place an order from within the U.S. and Canada, call toll-free (866) 289-7237. From outside the U.S., please call (775) 336-4000. The company’s headquarters is located at 9805 Double R Blvd. Reno, NV 89521.

©2005 PC-Doctor, Inc. PC-Doctor is a trademark of PC-Doctor, Inc., Reno, NV. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks, trademarks or servicemarks of their respective holders and are gratefully acknowledged.

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Lighting Expert Cautions Landscape Lighting Professionals Against Premature Use of LED’s.

Landscape lighting expert, David Beausoleil, issued a public statement today drawing attention to the industry’s latest innovation, Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). His concern is that landscape lighting professionals will begin replacing industry-standard incandescent and halogen lamps with LED’s before these new lamps have been standardized and proven.

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- Landscape lighting expert, David Beausoleil, issued a public statement today drawing attention to the industry’s latest innovation, Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). His concern is that landscape lighting professionals will begin replacing industry-standard incandescent and halogen lamps with LED’s before these new lamps have been standardized and proven.

Mr. Beausoleil, an instructor at Rutgers University and founder of Cast Lighting, expresses his concern, “While LED lamps have great potential as an energy efficient, long-lasting light source in outdoor lighting applications, there are many problems with models currently available. The main issues are heat build-up, poor color rendition, undeveloped optics and a lack of quality standards. These new lamps have been rushed to market before all the bugs have been worked out. Landscape lighting professionals that use LED’s are risking their reputations since the lamps may not perform as desired and prematurely burn out.”

LED’s are miniature electronic lamps used for many years as indicator lights in computers and electrical devices. Their small size, long life and energy efficiency make them ideal for these applications. Recent research has broadened their use to include bright light sources in flashlights, street signs and brake lights on cars. Since individual LED’s are relatively dim, they are grouped in bundles to achieve a greater intensity of light. These new higher-output devices have pushed the limits of the technology and have yet to make significant inroads as dependable bright light sources in architectural lighting.

Despite the early stage of development, LED products dominated the recent Light Fair Conference held in New York City. This yearly industry event is the largest forum of lighting manufacturers in the world. LED versions of all commonly used incandescent lamps were found in many booths – most of them from Asian companies. In contrast to these offerings, LED researchers in pre-conference workshops explained in great detail the manufacturing obstacles that have yet to be overcome. Their best-guess estimate for when LED’s would be ready as bright light sources was 2 to 3 years.

Emphasizing the need for caution, Mr Beausoleil stated, “The early years of landscape lighting were plagued by poorly manufactured products. Because of this, lighting systems were failing prematurely and reputations were damaged. It’s taken many years for our industry to mature and for the products to reach a high level of quality. Lamp quality is especially important; my company, Cast Lighting, offers over 30 models of lamps, each of them precisely manufactured to achieve the patterns and intensities essential for the palette of the landscape lighting designer. When LED’s reach this level of sophistication, then we will offer them, too – but that’s a few years down the road.”

About David Beausoleil
David Beausoleil, Founder and President of Cast Lighting, LLC., is widely recognized as a leading authority on Landscape Lighting design and installation. He founded Cast Lighting with the intention of providing the highest quality products and training at prices affordable to the small business owner. Through his courses at Rutgers and hands-on trainings conducted across the country, thousands of landscape professionals, designers and architects have launched landscape lighting businesses. Information about Cast Lighting can be found at www.cast-lighting.com.

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Longmont LifeScience Thursday to Be Held May 12; Panel Will Discuss Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications & Issues

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will host Longmont LifeScience Thursday on May 12 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont, at 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd. The event will feature a panel discussion on "Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications & Issues" by a group of experts.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will host Longmont LifeScience Thursday on May 12 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont, at 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd. The event will feature a panel discussion on "Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications & Issues" by a group of experts.

Panel members will include Dr. Ali Said Faqi, MPI Research, Inc., Mr. Bruce Feistner, OSI Pharmaceuticals and Dr. Dorothy Colagiovanni, Replidyne, Inc., with another panel member to be added. Dr. Colagiovanni will also act as moderator. Panelists will discuss pre-clinical, regulatory and clinical issues, as well as stumbling blocks.

CBSA members may attend at no cost. Non-member admission is $50, and a student discount is available.

Longmont LifeScience Thursday, held each quarter, began in 2003, and is designed to provide information and networking opportunities for those interested in the life science industry, including those involved or interested in biotechnology, medical devices, ag biotech, pharmaceuticals, research institutions and life science industries. The Longmont Area Economic Council is a founding sponsor of the event and John Cody, LAEC President, serves on the CBSA Program Committee. Denise Brown, Executive Director of CBSA, has been instrumental in developing new programs for the Association and raising its profile in Colorado.

This program is sponsored by the Longmont Area Economic Council and Pratt Management.

About the Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "actively supporting the creation and preservation of quality primary jobs." Primary employers are those who sell the majority of their goods and services outside the region. LAEC is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large. For more information, call (303) 651-0128, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.longmont.org.

About the Colorado BioScience Assocation
The Colorado BioScience Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado’s growing biosciences industry. Colorado is embarking on an aggressive plan to grow the state’s bioscience industry into one of the country’s premier bioscience clusters. CBSA enjoys the support of over 200 member organizations representing a range of bioscience companies dedicated to solving problems and developing products as well as companies providing key services to the bioscience industry and research institutions. CBSA works closely with the state and local policy makers to represent the interests of the bioscience industry. A critical component for Colorado to become one of the country’s top bioscience clusters is a supportive legislative and regulatory environment. The Colorado BioScience Association actively works to achieve these results. For more information, call 720-859-4153, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.cobioscience.com.

Speaker Bios
Dr. Ali Said Faqi, Director of Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology at MPI Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Before joining MPI Research he was a senior Scientist at IITRI in Chicago, Illinois and Allergan Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, California. Dr. Faqi is also an adjunct Professor at the University Palermo, Italy. Dr. Faqi received his DVM degree from the Somali National University in Mogadishu, Somalia and Diploma of Specialization in Experimental Pharmacology at University of Milan in Italy. He received his PhD from the University of Leipzig in Germany. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist at the Free University of Berlin, in Germany, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Morehouse School of medicine in Atlanta.

Mr. Bruce Feistner, Regulatory Affairs Manager at OSI Pharmaceuticals. He joined NeXagen Pharmaceuticals in 1993 and has worked through the various permutations of the Boulder company as it evolved from NeXagen to NeXstar Pharmaceuticals to Gilead Sciences and finally OSI Pharmaceuticals. During that period Mr. Feistner has worked primarily with oncology drug products and has witnessed the transformation from traditional chemotherapeutics to targeted therapies. He is responsible for preparing and/or overseeing regulatory submissions for investigational and commercial products on a global basis.

Dr. Dorothy Colagiovanni, novel antibiotic development toxicologist, Replidyne, Inc. Prior to working at Replidyne, she was a Research Investigator at OSI Pharmaceuticals where she was involved with development of targeted cancer therapeutics and managed the toxicology group which conducted GLP compliant studies for regulatory submissions. She has also worked for Amgen in the area of immunotoxicology assessment of novel proteins and at Gilead Sciences in the Anti-Infectives Division. Dr. Colagiovanni attended the University of Vermont and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. Her graduate training took place at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she earned a doctorate in Molecular Toxicology. She is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and has written numerous toxicology documents to support IND submissions and Investigator’s Brochures.

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ETO ERP Encompix Now Includes Configurator

ETO ERP Encompix now includes Configurator

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite. The ETO Configurator is based on Configure One’s concept product and is specifically design for engineer-to-order manufacturers.


Unlike most project configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator can handle the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based, or custom manufacturers.

Roger Meloy, Marketing Director with Encompix, note, “The 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 bill of material (BOM.) The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Emcompix.”

According the Eric Binning at Encompix, “By automating sales and engineering tasks the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up response to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.”

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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Breeding Proactive Suppliers Defines Lean e-Kanban

Breeding Proactive Suppliers Defines Lean e-Kanban

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com). “Kanban implies partnership. Both parties have a responsibility to share information and strive towards process improvement. Sounds great in theory but how do you enable it in practice? Share real time “actionable” information between both parties.” This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is achievable.

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.

Datacraft Solutions
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Small Manufacturers Two Leasing Manufacturing Software Leader Beach Access

Small Manufacturers Two Leasing Manufacturing Software Leader Beach Access

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

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

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

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Noted Futurist and Management Consultant Peter G. Balbus to Speak on "Ownable Distinction" at M.I.T. Enterprise Forum

M.I.T. panel discussion will focus on creating "ownable distinction" – a compelling new strategic concept for achieving and sustaining business growth.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 7, 2022 – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum Chicago Chapter announced today that Peter G. Balbus will speak at its next symposium entitled "Ownable Distinction: The Key to Driving Sustained Growth." The event will be held on April 20 at the Chicago offices of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, 191 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL. Registration and networking begins at 5pm; the program starts at 6pm.


Ownable Distinction is a compelling new business concept that is helping companies achieve sustained growth from their intellectual property, product and service lines, tangible assets and strategic alliances. It directly addresses the question "How can executives prevent their businesses from becoming commoditized?"

Mr. Balbus is a recognized futurist and management consultant who assists Fortune 1000 executives in creating ownable distinction for their companies. He is the founder and managing director of Pragmaxis LLC, a consulting group that helps clients define and execute profitable growth strategies. Prior to founding Pragmaxis, Mr. Balbus held senior practitioner and practice management positions with Booz Allen & Hamilton, CSC Index and KPMG Strategic Services. Mr. Balbus was also the on-air host of "The Information Age," an FNN cable-TV program focusing on the business implications of emerging technologies.

Other members of the panel include:

Darren S. Cahr – Partner with the Chicago office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, specializing in helping clients to identify, protect and exploit their full range of intellectual capital.

Michael M. Geoffrey – Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for USG Corporation, responsible for intellectual property matters of the corporation and its subsidiaries worldwide.

Darcy Evon, Executive Director, Corporate Relations & Interprofessional Business Development at Illinois Institute of Technology, will serve as moderator for the event.

About Pragmaxis

Pragmaxis LLC provides high-impact management consulting and advisory services to executives responsible for driving business growth – especially through the pragmatic development and execution of technology- and intellectual property-driven business strategies.

The firm’s concentration areas include creating ownable distinction, integrated business & technology strategy, indirect sales strategy and marketing automation, and technology commercialization. www.pragmaxis.com

About The MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum is a non-profit organization that promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technologically oriented companies through a series of specialized executive education programs. Through these programs, the Forum provides networking, leadership opportunities, and provocative new ideas to senior business leaders while showcasing MIT's role in entrepreneurship in communities around the world. The Enterprise Forum was formed in 1978 and has 25 chapter organizations worldwide. Participation and membership is open to the general public.

www.mitefchicago.org

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M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of Chicago Delves Beyond Intellectual Property into ‘Ownable Distinction’

M.I.T. panel discussion focuses on creating "ownable distinction" – a compelling new strategic concept for achieving and sustaining business growth.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- While the topic of intellectual property (IP) is often talked about and largely misunderstood, a company’s IP is only half the battle in carving out market command, according to a local panel of IP experts. A compelling new notion called “ownable distinction”, which is being used as a powerful business tool to fully leverage corporate IP, was debated last week at the April gathering of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago.


In reality, IP is a poorly understood “legal fiction,” according to Darren Cahr, a partner with the Chicago office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP and one of three MIT Enterprise Forum panelists. An intangible asset, a company’s intellectual property is nothing more than a “piece of paper saying you have a right to defend it,” Cahr said.

On the other hand, applying the concepts of ownable distinction (OD) to its intellectual property is how a company gains and holds a strong position in the market. With OD, a company has the ability to ultimately create a market in which it is the undisputed leader.

“It’s not enough to have a clever brand or a unique technology. IP is irrelevant without OD,” Cahr said. “IP has little value unless it’s on a strategic vector taking you in a direction. With OD, you must choose and know that direction. IP without OD is like a car without a steering wheel.” He added: “IP is a hammer. It’s not a pot of gold. It’s a tool that needs a goal.”

Companies often have lots of IP of different kinds floating around the organization without a clear executive understanding of what it is, where it is and what business applications it can best serve. A notion emanating from a combination of business, legal and branding strategy, OD is grounded in the context of the market’s dynamics and its customers -- and done correctly, OD is a force that helps prevent commoditization.

"With 75 percent of today’s companies not knowing what their IP is worth and 80 percent of the value of U.S. companies locked up in their IP, the need for IP to be thought of differently is more pressing now than ever before," Cahr said. Added Pragmaxis LLC founder and fellow panelist Peter Balbus: “Businesses today face essentially two choices: commodify your competition or be commoditized yourself. OD is the antidote to commoditization.”

For OD to become a reality within a company, it must receive top-down support and be driven with “intentionality,” Balbus said. “It must directly address the question of where a company’s IP stands in the context of the market and its future direction.” Balbus, a recently elected MIT Enterprise Forum board member, cited hockey legend Wayne Gretzky as being great because he skated to where the puck was going rather than where it was.

One obvious example of solid OD is the Apple iPod. While consumers can buy competing products that are at least as advanced technically, Apple has built and branded an immersive experience around the device and consumers have responded overwhelmingly. Other notable examples of successful OD include the Volkswagen Beetle, Starbucks and the Motorola Razr.

On the flip side, various companies have been innovative with their IP but failed to follow up with solid OD. You may recall the Sony Betamax from 1975, the original Radio Shack laptop in 1983 or the Motorola “brick phone,” which spawned an entirely new cellular telecommunications industry before market leadership was captured by Nokia.

On a humorous note, Balbus highlighted examples of other trinkets which were innovative but lacked clear ownable distinction, including an alarm clock on wheels that hides until its user finds it and a toilet paper dispenser worn on a person’s head for convenience in blowing the wearer's runny nose.

About the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago
The MIT Enterprise Forum is a non-profit organization that promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technologically oriented companies through a series of specialized executive education programs. Through these programs, the Forum provides networking, leadership opportunities, and provocative new ideas to senior business leaders while showcasing MIT's role in entrepreneurship in communities around the world. The Enterprise Forum was formed in 1978 and has 25 chapter organizations worldwide. Participation and membership is open to the general public.

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April 26, 2022

New Industrial Training Solution Offered to Customers in Most Major US Cities

Business Industrial Network announces they now offer over 150 training locations in most major US cities to hold their customized industrial training classes at . The New Service will be launched at the St. Louis location (“The Microsoft Building”), with the June PLC Training Seminar.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Business Industrial Network (BIN) reports they have been negotiating a deal with a major property owner since the end of 2004. Today they announced training locations in most major US cities, to offer their industrial maintenance and engineering customers yet a third training option. In the past, training customers had two options, on-site training or fly their employees to seminar locations. Now they have a third training solution, “Near Site Training”, as dubbed by BIN.

Business Industrial Network President, Don Fitchett explains it best... “During the last decade of training here at BIN, I have witnessed time and again, customers sacrificing quality for cost savings. Unfortunately with today’s highly competitive budgets, they did not have a choice, until now. On site training of maintenance, engineering and management is often plagued with interruptions and make-shift training facilities.”

Don: “With the cost of air fares now days, companies can not afford to send all the employees who need the training to another state for a seminar. With maintenance, engineering and management employees being crucial to the normal operation of a facility, some executive management find it difficult to let their people travel too far away.”

Don: “The solution, 'Near Site' training facilities. A traveling training bus? No, we could not fit all the industrial equipment and computers for the hands on training in any mobile training solution. Also we could not maintain the lowest prices in the industry if we had to invest in over 150 properties, so we negotiated a deal with a major existing property owner.”

Business Industrial Network's customers can drive to the nearest training location and return home every night just like their normal work schedule. The local facility will be set up specifically for the training with the latest technology and AV equipment. An example of the new training facilities is the one located in the 'Microsoft Building', which is being spotlighted with the BIN PLC Troubleshooting Seminar June 20, 2005.

For additional information about Business Industrial Network and the new locations, please see http://www.bin95.com/about.htm

For additional information about the June PLC Training Seminar, please see http://www.bin95.com/St-Louis_PLC_Training.htm

About Business Industrial Network:
Delivers world class onsite engineering and maintenance training, specializing in Allen Bradley equipment. BIN is partnered with Industrial Training Inc. (http://www.IndustrialTrainingInc.com) to offer it’s customers a complete training solution covering mechanical, electrical and management training topics. Feed Forward Publications (http://www.FeedForward.com.au) develops and sells industrial training products and is a subsidiary of Business Industrial Network.

Contact:
Don Fitchett
Business Industrial Network
573-547-5630
http://www.BIN95.com

All trademarks and trade names are property of their respective owners. We are in no way affiliated with Allen Bradley and do not promote any vendors during our training seminars.

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Electrophysics® Unveils Breakthrough Thermography Camera Highlighted by Cutting Edge Industrial Design

HotShot combines high performance and best in class ergonomic design in a cost-effective line of thermographic cameras.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Focused on developing innovative infrared imaging cameras, Electrophysics is proud to introduce HotShot. HotShot represents a paradigm shift in thermography camera design and is an entirely new concept in industrial inspection data collection. HotShot is the world’s first thermography camera with an advanced ergonomic design, integrated data logger functionality and icon-based user interface. The camera was designed specifically for industrial inspection of high voltage electrical systems, production machinery and buildings. HotShot features a unique articulating thermal camera head that enables framing of electrical and mechanical systems from floor level to overhead while maintaining an optimal viewing angle and hand position, even when operating in tight spaces.


HotShot integrates a high performance microbolometer infrared sensor that delivers sharp, highly sensitive thermal images. It’s easy-to-use joystick control and 3.5” LCD touch screen with on screen control buttons, facilitates the identification of inspection point locations, incident information and observation details that can later be automatically incorporated into reports. A Compact Flash accessory port provides an industry standard interface for a wide range of existing and future accessory devices including a visible camera, CF memory cards, a WiFi card and a miniature hands-free viewfinder. The USB port and active sync provides an easy method for downloading data to a computer.

“During the early phases of our product development, we interviewed a large number of thermography camera users to learn what they wanted in a next generation camera. Responses were centered around making the user interface more intuitive and automating the methods of getting field information into reports,” said Chris Alicandro, Director of Sales for Electrophysics. “While a number of companies have focused on point-and-shoot cameras without the capability of data entry in the field, Electrophysics focused on a design that incorporated data capture routines and a tightly integrated report generation software program. Users also stated that they wanted much lighter weight systems that they could operate for longer periods of time on a single battery charge. Weighing less than 1.8 lbs and featuring a low-power design that will run for 4 hours on a single charge, the HotShot delivers a high level of power in a very lightweight housing,” concluded Alicandro.

Several HotShot models are available featuring application-specific software, extended object temperature ranges, as well as accessories, including both wide angle and telephoto optics. The base model features a temperature range from –20° to 350°C with +2% accuracy and an IP-54 environmental rating. The HotShot is also designed for field upgrades and customers will be able to upload new software as new features are added.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced thermal imaging, near infrared and night vision systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

For additional information and full specifications, please visit the HotShot product page at www.electrophysics.com

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Sciemetric's SigLEAK™ Test System Delivers Highest Gage R&R; and Fastest Cycle Time

The SigLEAK™ is an out-of-the-box leak test system. Unlike other leak test systems, the SigLEAK™ utilizes Sciemetric’s advanced signature analysis technology for leak detection. This leads to better gage R&R;, decreased cycle time and fewer false rejects.

(PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Sciemetric®, the premier provider of defect detection, analysis and traceability solutions for manufacturers, is pleased to announce the release of the SigLEAK™ Test System. This leak test system is ideally suited for detecting leaks and testing seal integrity during the assembly of automotive components, medical devices and electronic parts. The SigLEAK™ Test System is available in many different configurations including pressure decay, differential pressure and mass flow.


The SigLEAK™ Test System uses Sciemetric’s proprietary signature analysis software to capture and analyze complete leak test waveforms in real time. Using all the data points on the waveform leads to increased accuracy and better Gage R&R; (repeatability and reproducibility) than competitive leak test systems that rely solely on the initial and final pressure levels. The industry leading Gage R&R; of the SigLEAK™ Test System minimizes false rejects and improves manufacturer efficiency and yield.

With the signature analysis technology of the SigLEAK™ Test System it is possible to visualize and identify the key elements of the leak test for a specific product. Instead of collecting and analyzing the complete waveform, individual zone testing can be performed on specific key features which results in reduced cycle time. Unlike traditional leak test systems that need to wait for the final pressure level reading, the SigLEAK™ Test System relies on the values from key features and compares these against acceptable limits to determine pass or fail status.

“The SigLEAK™ Test System solves two common problems of traditional leak test systems by providing better gage R&R; and faster cycle time” said Nathan Sheaff, President and CEO of Sciemetric Instruments Inc.

The SigLEAK™ Test System 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. 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, Medtronic and Hewlett Packard.

More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.sciemetric.com.

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Reva Night Operations Systems Introduces New Generation of Products

New RI-2200 HID Searchlight and Visi-Flare™ SL Portable Safety System answer the mission-critical needs of the customer.

Reno, NV (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Reva Night Operations Systems (N.O.S) announces the launch of the new RI-2200 HID Searchlight and the next generation in flare technology, the Visi-Flare SL Portable Safety System.

“Our expertise and commitment to innovation with respect to customer needs will allow us to further strengthen our ability to provide high-intensity lighting solutions to the armed forces and other markets,” commented Markus Frick, Chief Executive Officer, Reva International, Ltd.

The RI-2200 HID Searchlight
The RI-2200 HID Searchlight’s compact, waterproof design offers the versatility needed for any night operations situation including hand-held use along with weapon-mounted configurations. Boasting 2200 lumen (at 6000K), the system can easily illuminate targets past ¾ of a mile making it the most powerful compact searchlight in the world.

“Because the products we manufacture are safety related, and the lives of those who use them depend on their capability, it is important for us to provide lighting solutions with the customer in mind,” stated Frick. “The RI-2200 is the next step in HID Searchlight technology for Reva. The system provides many innovative features making it the most versatile handheld searchlight available.”

The Visi-Flare SL Portable Safety System
The Visi-Flare SL family of Portable Safety Systems is Reva’s most unique platform introduced into the digital flare market to date. The SL has moved the system capability to the next level by having each flare in the system communicate directly with one another and flash in sequence. The SL system is also IR capable providing the end user with the ability to operate in covert situations. With visibility up to two miles the Visi-Flare SL is the most versatile strike flare alternative in the world.

“The system’s ability to communicate and create its own sequencing flash pattern is truly revolutionary,” said Rick Melillo, Director of Domestic Sales, Reva N.O.S. “The versatility of the product is unparalleled. It can be used for roadside checkpoints, landing zone operations, or even traffic control.”

Reva Night Operations Systems (www.revaNOS.com), based in Reno, NV, is the world’s leading developer, producer and supplier of high-intensity illumination technology for U.S. and allied military forces as well as Federal, state and local law enforcement. The company also offers illumination products for commercial applications, such as utility companies and the Department of Transportation.

Reva International, Ltd. (www.revainternational.com), an FMG Company, is a privately-held organization specializing in the design and manufacture of exclusive technology for government agencies and professional users worldwide. Embracing the benefits of strategic alliances, Reva International also works with partners on an OEM basis to continually develop and introduce a wide range of innovative products to the global marketplace.

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B&K; Corporation Selects Encompix ETO ERP

B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.


Kurt Kuck, CFO for B&K; shared some of the operational challenges the company faced on a daily basis prior to the Encompix implementation. Kuck noted, “We are a special order business. Every order we get is different in some regard, but many of our machines have some commonality to them. Our tendency was that when we received a new order, we had not simplified method of identifying what we could use from previous orders. That approach just added to the cost. What was needed was some standardization.”

Kuck also on the lack of efficiency in the old Syteline system from Symix (now Infor Global Systems). “Syteline was fine for tracking material and labor costs. But what was lacking was the capability to bring it all together into a job cost system that we could use for percentage of completion.”

Kuck noted they did not have a real time system. It was a very paper intensive system. The company would go into monthly job cost meetings that lasted hours and with three inch books of paper with all project budget recaps. The Syteline data was three weeks old.

Encompix benefits after just six months made a dramatic difference according to Kuck: “By eliminating the manual input that resulted from maintaining duel systems, B&K; dramatically decreased our clerical time. This has made out month-end process much more streamlined and efficient. Encompix give us vastly improved information. We are able to see the exact status of all our projects. How we go into those meetings and we just pull everything up onto the screen and enter job notes right into the system. It is much more of a real-time system.”

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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Internal Supermarket Consumption Signals Replenishment Key To Lean Manufacturing via E-Kanban

The use of supermarkets is a kanban best practice. They insure steady availability of material to consuming cells, albeit at a cost of maintaining some inventory buffer. But how do supermarkets stay stocked at the minimum inventory levels? Manufacturers, like DJ Orthopedics has linked the supermarket electronically to internal suppliers in their machine shop. This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is accomplished through Signum, the product of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com).

(PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Internal SuperMarket Consumption Signals Replenishment:
The use of supermarkets is a kanban best practice. They insure steady availability of material to consuming cells, albeit at a cost of maintaining some inventory buffer. But how do supermarkets stay stocked at the minimum inventory levels? Manufacturers, like DJ Orthopedics has linked the supermarket electronically to internal suppliers in their machine shop. This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is accomplished through Signum, the product of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com).


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.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Sam Bayer
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Small Manufacturers Two Leasing Manufacturing Software Leader E-Z-MRP

Small Manufacturers Two Leasing Manufacturing Software Leader E-Z-MRP

(PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”


Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

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

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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PRONTO North America Marketing Director Verzi Thrilled to Have Smedley and Cutler at Users Conference

PRONTO North America Marketing Director Verzi Thrilled to Have Smedley and Cutler at Users Conference

(PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will also address the PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for PRONTO North America, expressed his delight with both speakers, “We are thrilled to have both Peggy Smedley and TR Cutler address our first PRONTO North America Users Conference. Both are distinguished journalists in the manufacturing sector and will provide great insight to our customers.”

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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 manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
952-942-5858
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LatchTool Designs a Pair of Pliers that Levels the Playing Field

Gives women, the elderly and infirmed the hand strength of a weightlifter.

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 25, 2022 -- Late last year, LatchTool introduced its PowerCylinder™, a mechanical force amplifier that leverages pounds into tons. Its sophisticated three-speed system uses encapsulated hydraulic circuitry to multiply an input force 60 fold. Design News, a magazine for design engineers, picked the PowerCylinder a best product of the year for 2004.


Now the Company has integrated a simpler version of its encapsulated hydraulic circuitry right into a pair of pliers. Roughly 70 years ago, Christian Peterson invented what was to become the Vise-Grip®, pliers with a mechanical system that once tripped allow the tool to stay latched on to whatever it has grasped. It takes substantial hand strength to set a Vise-Grip® type locking pliers; even more to release its hold. Now comes the LatchTool invention where a 30-pound squeeze can deliver nearly triple the clamping force of a locking pliers. And even better, a push of a button releases its grasp.

For some idea of relative strengths, a man's grip averages 50 pounds, a woman's 30 pounds. With LatchTool's new PowerPliers™, a 15-pound grip will deliver the same force a man can deliver with a conventional locking pliers. The Company has patented its technology and is now seeking venture partners to manufacture and market their PowerPliers™.

Contact:
Bob McPherson
LatchTool Group
Colorado Springs, CO
719-488-8800
www.latchtool.com

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April 25, 2022

Romar Studios, Inc. Announces Management Team in Charge of the Debbie Siebers Brand

Nationally acclaimed marketing & creative firm, Romar Studios, Inc. has a hit brand on its hands. Chairman credits a strong management team, hot products, and the universal appeal of health & fitness guru Debbie Siebers as the reasons behind its success.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Romar Studios, Inc. today announced the management team responsible for the successful launch of the Debbie Siebers brand and its official web site, www.DebbieSiebers.com. The lineup includes Chairman Don Polk, General Manager Queen Udofia, Creative Director Thomas Moon, Marketing Director Jeffery “Julien” Price and brand partners Kerry Gordy and Debbie Siebers.


“My diverse management team at Romar Studios, Inc. represents the very best of talent in multiple disciplines,” explains Polk. “Its members make it possible for the Debbie Siebers brand to be the recipient of unmatched skills and creative capabilities. The team represents a microcosm of America, both culturally and in the way we think.”

Chairman Polk brings 26 years of experience in the apparel & manufacturing industries to the brand. He owns a BS in psychology & a BA in Public Relations, both from Boston University. He is a national SCF trustee with the NAACP, a corporate round table member with the National Black Caucus of State Legislatures, and a national board member with the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

The one-two punch of Gordy and Siebers adds significant value to the brand. A successful former executive with Mowtown Records and Paisley Park Studios, Gordy partnered with Romar Studios, Inc. & health and fitness guru Siebers, of FOX Television’s hit reality show, “The Swan,” because, “This team has the synergy to take America by storm with a great product offering and brand.”
Having joined the company in 2001, Udofia recently joined the management team as its general manager. She has a long history of hard work, as evidenced by graduating summa cum laude from UCLA with a triple major in aerospace science, philosophy, and African-American studies.

Creative Director Moon, who joined the team in 2005, brings with him eight years of experience and a degree in studio & visual arts from the University of California. Price, the Marketing Director, also came aboard in 2005. He contributes his eight years of experience, along with a psychology education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a marketing certification through UCLA Extension to the brand.

According to Polk, “Debbie Siebers’ collections were designed to not only be sportswear, but also to fit a consumer’s need to own multifunctional clothing that would also be suitable for the beach, or just to wear out for a night of dancing.”

Based in Los Angeles, Romar Studios, Inc. is the largest African-American owned apparel and manufacturing firm in the country. It was honored as number 38 on the minority-owned business list by Black Enterprises in 2004. The online home for the Debbie Siebers brand may be found at www.DebbieSiebers.com.

For more information contact:

Jeffery “Julien” Price
Marketing Director
Romar Studios, Inc.
(213) 621-4409
www.DebbieSiebers.com

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Barcoding Inc. on Seventh Annual ICIC – Inc. Magazine Inner City 100

Barcoding Inc. is ranked 11th on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Today, the 2005 ICIC-Inc Magazine Inner City 100 were released, and Barcoding Inc. is ranked 11th on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America.


The list, a ranking of 100 of the fastest-growing businesses in inner city areas around the country, reveals that virtually all of these companies are profitable and planning to expand their workforces. The 2005 Inner City 100 showed an astounding CAGR of 63 percent and an average annual growth of 827 percent between 1999 and 2003, compared with an average of 716 percent for all companies appearing on the Inner City 100 since its inception in 1999. This year’s list was culled from more than 4,500 nominations in 150 cities. These companies have created almost 9,600 new jobs in the past five years.

Merrill Lynch, the international financial management and business advisory services company, returns for the 3rd year as national sponsor of the program.

"Our partnership with ICIC and sponsorship of this year's Inner City 100 event gives Merrill Lynch a unique opportunity to recognize and support the vitality, creativity and leadership of these fast growing inner city companies," says John C. Minter, Jr., First Vice President and National Sales Director, Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services. "These companies embody the very best of American business."

Fifty-eight cities are represented on the final list. Chicago, Detroit and Denver have the most winners with five apiece. The list represents the leading edge of a new approach to America’s urban revitalization – one that relies not on charity but on the competitive advantages of inner cities. The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) has been studying the economic condition of the largest 100 American cities and is working to revitalize inner cities across the country.

The 2005 Inner City 100 winners are attending the Inner City 100 Summit in Boston for a two-day event featuring seminars for Inner City 100 owners and managers at Harvard Business School, a reception at Fenway Park, and culminating in a gala awards dinner, where more than 1,000 guests are expected.

“Despite perceptions to the contrary, our research and work has continually shown that locating all or part of one’s business in an inner city gives you inherent advantages – from workforce diversity and availability to proximity to transportation nodes and downtown,” said Michael E. Porter, a Harvard Business School professor who founded ICIC in 1994. “By choosing to grow businesses in America’s inner cities, the owners of these businesses are transforming urban landscapes across the nation.”

Highlights of the 2005 Inner City 100 list include:

* Thirty-one percent of the companies on the list are minority-owned (compared with 11 percent nationally) and 18 percent are owned by women;
* Twenty-nine percent said recruiting qualified employees was one of the top factors limiting growth;
* When it came to raising capital, 45 percent of companies reported some difficulty in doing so. In turn, 89 percent used personal assets to start their business;
* Forty percent of company employees live in the inner city, including 38 percent of all “rank and file” employees and 10 percent of all senior management;
* Seventy-two percent of companies lease their location, rather than own;
* The average age of a CEO at the time their company was founded was 34; 53 percent of all CEOs have completed at least four years of college; and 78 percent live or have lived in an inner city;
* On average, CEOs owned 62 percent of their companies, while outside investors averaged 10 percent ownership

The record number of nominations received this year was largely due to the Inner City 100 National Program Sponsor Merrill Lynch and nominating partners such as U.S. Conference of Mayors, New America Alliance, National Women’s Business Council, and National Association of Manufacturers.

“We have learned from the Inner City 100 CEOs and employees that success is more certain when you reverse thinking from addressing deficits in the community to building upon its assets,” said Dorothy A. Terrell, president and CEO of ICIC. “Our partnership with Merrill Lynch will significantly enhance ICIC's capacity to find and celebrate the impact of the company’s success on the neighborhoods where it does business.”

Editor’s note
The Inner City 100 winners are based in 58 cities. Inner City 100 companies were selected from a pool of over 4,500 new nominations including 500 from Merrill Lynch and 600 from Mayors’ offices. These companies were nominated from 150 cities compared. Criteria for the award include having at least 51 percent of operations located in economically distressed urban areas; having sales of at least $150,000 in 1999 and at least $1 million in 2003. Average annual sales for the 100 companies in 2003 was in excess of $21 million. Collectively, sales totaled more than $2.2 billion.

About Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter to promote a market-based approach and cutting-edge solutions for inner-city revitalization. ICIC’s mission is to build healthy economies in America’s inner cities that create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents.
We act to transform thinking, provide cities with a new vision of economic development, and engage the resources of the private sector to accelerate inner-city business growth.
For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.icic.org/.

About Inc
Inc is the leading magazine written for the men and women who own and manage small-to-mid-sized, fast-growing companies. Published 12 times a year, Inc helps its 1.5 million readers by providing expert advice and practical solutions as they face the opportunities, pitfalls, and rewards of growing a company. inc.com (www.inc.com), the Web site for growing companies, was named Best Online Magazine by Folio and Best Overall New Publication (all media) by the Computer Press Association.

About Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies, with offices in 36 countries and total client assets of approximately $1.1 trillion. As an investment bank, it is a leading global underwriter of debt and equity securities and strategic advisor to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals worldwide. Through Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, the company is one of the world's largest managers of financial assets. For more information on Merrill Lynch, please visit http://www.ml.com/.

About Barcoding Inc.
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.

Contacts

For more information about the 2005 Inner City 100 list contact Deirdre Coyle at 617 292-2363 ext.242

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Broadata Communications, Inc. Increases Sales Force Due to 30% Growth in 2004

BCI announces that it has appointed Jim Banda as West Coast Account Manager. Due to its 30% growth in fiscal year 2004, BCI has increased its internal sales force to support and continue to build its external nation-wide dealer and reseller channels.

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) announces that it has appointed Jim Banda as West Coast Account Manager. Due to its 30% growth in fiscal year 2004, BCI has swiftly responded by increasing its internal sales force to support and continue to build its external nation-wide dealer and reseller channels. Jim will be based in Torrance, California, joining Don Hosmer, National Sales Manager, and Jason Chian, International Sales Manager, who have both been with Broadata since its inception. Jim will be responsible for both business development and account management in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. In addition to corporate sales initiatives, Jim will leverage local relationships to build business partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic alliances to further grow BCI’s West Coast business.


“Given Jim’s experience in establishing strategic sales and partnership programs, we are looking to him to increase our presence on the West Coast,” said Freddie Lin, President and CEO. “The addition of Jim to our team allows us the opportunity to enhance our sales and partner presence in North America.” Jim Banda added, “I pride myself on customer service and delivering on what I have promised.”

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) develops, manufactures, and markets leading edge, fiber optic, multimedia communication products. The company’s patented products include audio, video, and data delivery over optical fiber for advanced multimedia, broadcast, and network transmission applications. BCI’s multimedia platforms enable end-users to implement multiple applications, conventionally requiring multiple optical transceivers and fiber links over a unified platform, needing only a single optical link. For more information visit the BCI Web site at http://www.broadatacom.com or call 800-214-0222.

Contact Information:
Cristina Spence, Director of Business Administration
Broadata Communications, Inc.
310-530-1416, Ext 240
800-214-0222
http://www.broadatacom.com

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ATP Announces Highest Capacity 512MB Dual Voltage RS-MMC(DV RS-MMC) Flash Cards. x8 Expansion of Data Storage Capability of Mobile Phones(Nokia 6630, 6680,6681, and 6682)

ATP Electronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of digital flash media products, today announced that it is beginning mass production of the world’s first 512MB dual voltage RS-MMC (DV RS-MMC). This follows ATP’s announcement in early February of 256/128MB DV RS-MMC product availability. The dual voltage (DV) feature allows for compatibility with devices running on the conventional 3.0V as well as with the dual voltage 3.0/1.8V devices. The low voltage feature translates to much lower power consumption, meaning a longer battery life for mobile digital devices of both today and tomorrow.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- The highest capacity 512MB DV RS-MMC card expands the storage capacity 8-fold, thus allowing for 8 times the amount of video, music, photos, games, and ringtones on new mobile phones which either require or can use dual voltage memory cards such as Nokia smartphones 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682 models.

Today these Nokia handsets and other digital mobile devices requiring dual voltage (DV) RS-MMC typically come bundled with a 64MB DV RS-MMC card. This poses a huge limitation on the amount of digital content a user can store. By offering such a high capacity 512MB card solution, ATP enables users to fully utilize the handsets' multimedia functions and feature sets, allowing for the enhanced ability to store and play video, music and games", said Danny Lin, ATP VP of Sales and Marketing.

ATP’s new DV RS-MMC memory cards offer the same advanced features as ATP’s other flash card products offering ample protection from water, dust, ESD (electro-static discharge), and extreme temperatures ranging from –40C to 85C. This allows for versatility and durability rarely found today in flash memory cards. The 512MB DV RS-MMC product is available immediately. 256MB and 128MB DV RS-MMC cards are also currently available.

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

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

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

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

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Concepts in Mold Building and Design Seminar Announced

Comprehensive Two-day Seminar Provides a State-of-the-Art Guide to Designing and Building Injection Molds

East Hanover, NJ (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- SeminarsForEngineers.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sensor Products LLC, announces its 2005 Concepts in Mold Building and Design seminar to be held June 16-17 in Las Vegas, NV. Focusing on mold classifications and components, as well as runner systems and temperature control, this seminar also emphasizes practical problem solving techniques.


Instructed by Robert Dealy, a renowned authority in the area of plastics engineering and member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, this popular seminar has proven to be an essential resource for product design and process engineers, manufacturing, QA/QC, plastics and tooling engineers, as well as sales/service, purchasing, maintenance and management personnel.

More 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
1.973.884.1755 x5826

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MultiTest – A New Range of Tension and Compression Test Frames

A particularly cost-effective method for evaluating quality of manufactured products, components or materials is by measuring response to applied tensile or compressive loads. Mecmesin has announced the launch of ‘MultiTest’ a range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing in industrial quality control laboratories.

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Mecmesin has launched ‘MultiTest’ a comprehensive new range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing. A system based upon one of these stands, a force gauge or loadcell, and appropriate fixtures and accessories can be used to measure:

- ‘pull-off’ resistance of crimped electrical connectors
- peel strength of induction-sealed foils and adhesive films or labels
- characteristic forces and deflections of switches and keypads
- top-load strength of bevcans, PET bottles and other containers
- insertion and withdrawal forces of connectors, fasteners, blades/needles – or corks
- performance of compression springs, tension springs and spring assemblies

The basic MultiTest range, with a suitable capacity BFG (Basic Force Gauge) or AFG (Advanced Force Gauge) forms the basis of a budget-priced system where a single maximum force needs to be captured. Such a system would, for example, be ideal for capturing: the failure force of a crimped electrical joint, the force to initiate peeling or tearing of a seal, sliding of a film, or the collapse of a container. MultiTest systems with a frame capacity of 1000N or 2500N are available.

The MultiTest–x range feature console-controlled machines, with load, displacement and crosshead speed being displayed. System features include: dynamic zeroing, running to load, length, time or break, loadholding and averaging. A facility for creating simple programs, with up to five test routines being stored is also provided. Such a system is particularly suitable for testing: springs, plastics, rubbers, elastomers. A MultiTest-x system can be used in environments unsuitable for a PC. MultiTest-x systems with a load capacity of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N are available.

The MultiTest-i range can be fully-controlled by Mecmesin’s powerful, flexible and user-friendly ‘Emperor’ software. Quality engineers and packaging technologists will find this materials testing system particularly useful for developing sophisticated test procedures and analyses to suit their particular requirements. MultiTest-i systems are available with load capacities of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N.

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Kozio, Inc. Names New Business Development Director; Ed Kase Joins Longmont-based Provider of Embedded Software for System-level Hardware Testing

Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, has named Ed Kase as its director of business development. Kase brings to Kozio more than 20 years of experience in the software industry.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Kozio, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for system-level hardware testing, has named Ed Kase as its director of business development. Kase brings to Kozio more than 20 years of experience in the software industry.

"I'm excited to have Ed join us," stated Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. "He brings a wealth of expertise in sales, marketing and business development, and his previous work in marketing and selling software, along with business relationships he's developed over his career, will help Kozio continue our growth in the embedded software market."

Kozio's new director of business development role has been created to help the company strengthen its market position in the embedded software arena, reinforce its current sales force and foster new relationships with processor board vendors and OEMs in the U.S. and Europe. Kase will report to Joseph Skazinski, Kozio's founder, president and CEO.

"I’m very pleased to contribute to this next phase of growth at Kozio," notes Kase. "Kozio software and services provides a unique capability in the market that helps board manufacturers save time and money. As companies focus on their core competencies in design and manufacturing, and leverage expertise like the diagnostics and testing provided by Kozio, the whole industry will benefit."

Kase's software experience is focused on the numerical modeling and test and measurement markets. Throughout his career, he has directed marketing, sales and professional services organizations. Kase has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, visit www.kozio.com.

kDiagnostics is a registered trademark of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Ed Kase, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, e-mail protected from spam bots, Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., 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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Leveraging Lean Sigma in Non Manufacturing Processes to Broaden Continuous Improvement

There is a whole World Outside of the Manufacturing Shop Floor Waiting for Improvement.’ The Lean Sigma Office Conference, 20th September 2005 will facilitate executives on their journey to a leaner office. Participating in this Conference is the American Society for Quality, they will organize a Quality Café lead by Paul Borawski, Executive Director/Chief Strategic Officer. Incorporated within this three- day agenda is a post- conference seminar ‘ Benefiting from Sarbanes Oxley Requirements Through Beyond Lean Six Sigma Techniques.’ Leading this seminar is Forrest Breyfogle III founder and President of Smarter Solutions Incorporated. For more information about this seminar please go to www.marcusevans.com/sarbanessixsigma

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- In addition to the previously mentioned highlights industry leaders will reiterate the importance of implementing Lean & Six Sigma into the office/administrative functions. Industry Leaders such as Will Decker, Director of Center lean thinking from the University of Toyota will divulge his expertise on ‘Lean Thinking: A Principle Centered Approach to Serving and Adding Value to Customers’. Henry Goldberg; Director of Finance for Motorola will explain how he helped his organization ‘Manage Change Across in the Transactional Environment to Secure Lean Sigma Success’. Experts from The Dow Chemical Company and The Whirlpool Corporation will be just two of the many companies sharing their knowledge and expertise.


This conference will act as a learning forum for those who are ready to take the next step in the Lean Sigma Journey. With the correct implementation organizations can reduce costs while increasing performance and efficiency. Companies that fail to successfully apply Lean and Six Sigma techniques to their Office/ administrative functions will risk a stalled or regressed factory initiative.

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Lean Manufacturing via E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders

Lean Manufacturing via E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Blanket Purchase Orders are a “best practice” in the well-oiled kanban process. They minimize the flow of information between buyers and their suppliers, while maintaining the terms, conditions and integrity of the business relationship between the two parties. Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leader in e-kanban, found that while managing a large number of suppliers with many part numbers, managing the integrity of blanket purchase orders become an issue. For every given kanban release it is important to make sure that: an open purchase order still exists, and that there was enough remaining balance on the purchase order to cover the current purchase. The new Best Practice was “integrating the electronic kanban system” with a manufacturers current purchasing system. Kanbans are now guaranteed never to be sent to supplier unless there is a valid blanket purchase order.


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.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Sam Bayer
e-mail protected from spam bots
919-667-9804

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Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers and Design Engineers

Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers and Design Engineers

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- According to Roger Meloy of ETO ERP leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH, “If you ask design engineers what an ERP system means to them, you are likely to hear something like “nothing” or “more work.” To most design engineers, an ERP system is either irrelevant or it is perceived as something that requires additional time and effort, often providing little or no value. One reason for this perception is that most ERP systems are not integrated with the design engineer’s drawing tool.


Traditional ERP systems were developed for the repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturer, where there is a clear demarcation between design and production. In that environment the engineer designs the product in a CAD application. After testing and prototyping, the product is released to production, which is managed by the ERP system.

The design engineer has little or no interaction with the ERP system and works quite happily in a CAD environment. Following the work of the design engineer, a production engineer then creates a bill of material (BOM), based not on how the product is designed but how it will be manufactured.

In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world the role of the design engineer is very different. By its nature an ETO company builds a unique product designed to meet the specification of a single customer. The two worlds of design and manufacturing are closely linked. In many cased the design of the product continues through the product process (design-in-process), incorporating a multitude of engineering changes. These changes can be driven by the customer or by the manufacturer. In this environment a seamless flow of data between engineering and production is critical. An ETO company must integrate CAD and 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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Small Manufacturers Find Rapid ROI by Leasing Manufacturing Software

Small Manufacturers Find Rapid ROI by Leasing Manufacturing Software

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

- Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
- Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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PRONTO North America Marketing Director Verzi Thrilled to Have Cutler and Smedley at Users Conference

PRONTO North America Marketing Director Verzi Thrilled to Have Cutler and Smedley at Users Conference

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will also address the PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for PRONTO North America, expressed his delight with both speakers, “We are thrilled to have both Peggy Smedley and TR Cutler address our first PRONTO North America Users Conference. Both are distinguished journalists in the manufacturing sector and will provide great insight to our customers.”

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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 manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
952-942-5858
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Falcon-Software has Recently Entered into a Contract Agreement with Data Display Based in El Segundo, for the Development of a new Corporate Website

Falcon-Software has recently entered into a contract agreement with Data Display based in El Segundo, for the development of a new corporate website.

Victoria, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2022 -- Falcon-Software Company has recently entered into a contract agreement with Data Display Products located in El Segundo, California for the design and development of their new corporate website. The primary objectives will be to improve the company’s brand image and to deliver online applications and product information more efficiently. The websites will also include component based eBusiness tools and integration of their eCommerce ordering system.

Since 1970, Data Display Products (www.datadisplay.com) has pioneered the design and development of LED lamps, panel lights, and board-level indicators to provide primary status indication and backlighting of switches, lenses and legends. Data Display’s 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility includes a flexible production line, a dedicated quality assurance department, surface-mount assembly equipment, a machine shop for product development, and an engineering lab for new product design and qualification.

About Falcon-Software Company, Inc.
Falcon-Software Company www.falcon-software.com is a leading web design and multimedia firm specializing in web based solutions for companies across North America. Falcon-Software offers a complete range of web-based design, development and business application services including prototype development, site architecture planning, creative graphic designs and photo imagery, advanced programming capabilities, rich-media production and online marketing services.

For Additional Information:
Natalie Evans - e-mail protected from spam bots
Marketing & Public Relations
250-480-1311

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FCI Vibratory Feeders Introduces Our Streamlined Business Approach to Fulfilling Industrial Automation’s Need for Orienting Vibratory Feeders

Since 1988, FCI Vibratory Feeders (www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com) has offered premier vibrating feeder bowls for production lines across the country.

(PRWEB) April 24, 2022 -- Over the years, we have paid close attention to what we’ve been told by the engineers and production managers who have relied on us for design, modification, and service to their various types of vibratory bowl feeders. As a result, we are now taking the process of integrating feeder applications another step further with the technological advantages of the internet. FCI Vibratory Feeders enables you to accelerate the phase of researching the costs and options relating to orienting vibratory feeders by allowing you to request quotes online and obtain a response the same day.

The amount of teamwork and organization involved in managing, designing and implementing a production line is staggering. When such a wide range of factors is under consideration, our team understands the need to simplify some of the more basic tasks involved in developing solutions for production line service, additions, or adaptations. That is why FCI Vibratory Feeders is committed to providing information and service on your vibrating feeder bowls with as little effort on your behalf as you desire. This fact becomes immediately apparent when customers inquire about our products and services. By utilizing our online Quote Request, customers can submit the basic information concerning their feeding system requirements and expect a response within 24 hours. This way, customers won’t have to overextend their already preoccupied staff with such concerns as playing phone tag with sales representatives, or perpetually explaining their needs to a variety of parties.

To learn more about the ways in which we can assist your organization, please feel free to visit our website: www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com, For specific information about specific vibratory bowl feeders you are welcome to submit an online Quote Request. In addition, you may either call, or write to us:

FCI Vibratory Feeders
15235 Herriman Boulevard
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Ph: 317/773-2040
FAX: 317/773-1494

We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating our simplified method of presenting solutions.

FCI Vibratory Feeders … supplying the feeding system needs of industrial automation with superior products, service and business techniques.

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FCI Vibratory Feeders Introduces Our Streamlined Business Approach to Accomplishing Vibratory Feeding Systems Objectives within the Industrial Automation Realm

Since 1988, FCI Vibratory Feeders (www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com) has offered premier vibratory feeder solutions for production lines across the country.

(PRWEB) April 24, 2022 -- Over the years, we have paid close attention to what we’ve been told by the engineers and production managers who have relied on us for design, modification, and service to their vibratory feeding systems. As a result, we are now taking the process of integrating feeder applications another step further with the technological advantages of the internet. FCI Vibratory Feeders enables you to accelerate the phase of researching feeding system costs and options by allowing you to request quotes online and obtain a response the same day. At that time, we may also be able to include information regarding used vibratory feeders if you indicate in your request that you are interested.

The amount of teamwork and organization involved in managing, designing and implementing a production line is staggering. When such a wide range of factors is under consideration, our team understands the need to simplify some of the more basic tasks involved in developing solutions for production line service, additions, or adaptations. That is why FCI Vibratory Feeders is committed to providing information and service for your vibratory feeding systems with as little effort on your behalf as you desire. This fact becomes immediately apparent when customers inquire about our products and services. By utilizing our online Quote Request, customers can submit the basic information concerning their feeder system requirements and expect a response within 24 hours. If the cost of new equipment is a concern, then our customers simply indicate that they would be interested in used vibratory feeders or components, as we are always happy to include information regarding cost and availability. This way, customers won’t have to overextend their already preoccupied staff with such concerns as playing phone tag with sales representatives, or perpetually explaining their needs to a variety of parties.

To learn more about the ways in which we can assist your organization, please feel free to visit our website: www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com, For specific information about used vibratory feeders or other feeding system solutions, you are welcome to submit an online Quote Request. In addition, you may either call or write to us:

FCI Vibratory Feeders
15235 Herriman Boulevard
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Ph: 317/773-2040
FAX: 317/773-1494

We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating our simplified method of presenting solutions.

FCI Vibratory Feeders … supplying the feeding system needs of industrial automation with superior products, service and business techniques.

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FCI Vibratory Feeders Introduces Our Unique Business Approach to Accomplishing Vibratory Feeder Objectives within the Industrial Automation Realm

Since 1988, FCI Vibratory Feeders (www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com) has offered premier vibratory feeder solutions for production lines across the country.

(PRWEB) April 24, 2022 -- Over the years, we have paid close attention to what we’ve been told by the engineers and production managers who have relied on us for design, modification, and service to their vibratory feeding systems. As a result, we are now taking the process of integrating feeder applications another step further with the technological advantages of the internet. FCI Vibratory Feeders enables you to accelerate the phase of researching feeding system options by allowing you to request quotes online and obtain a response the same day.

The amount of teamwork and organization involved in managing, designing and implementing a production line is staggering. When such a wide range of factors is under consideration, our team understands the need to simplify some of the more basic tasks involved in developing solutions for production line service, additions, or adaptations. That is why FCI Vibratory Feeders is committed to providing information and service for your vibratory feeding systems with as little effort on your behalf as you desire. This fact becomes immediately apparent when customers inquire about our products and services. By utilizing our online Quote Request, customers can submit the basic information concerning their vibratory feeder requirements and expect a response within 24 hours. This way, customers won’t have to overextend their already preoccupied staff with such concerns as playing phone tag with sales representatives, or perpetually explaining their needs to a variety of parties.

To learn more about the ways in which we can assist your organization, please feel free to visit our website: www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com, For specific information about a particular vibratory feeder solution or component, you are welcome to submit an online Quote Request. In addition, you may either call or write to us:

FCI Vibratory Feeders
15235 Herriman Boulevard
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Ph: 317/773-2040
FAX: 317/773-1494

We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating our simplified method of presenting solutions.

FCI Vibratory Feeders … supplying the feeding system needs of industrial automation with superior products, service and business techniques.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 05:08 AM | Comments (0)

FCI Vibratory Feeders Introduces Our Streamlined Business Approach to Fulfilling Industrial Automation’s Vibratory Feeder Equipment Needs

Since 1988, FCI Vibratory Feeders (www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com) has offered premier vibratory feeder equipment for production lines across the country.

(PRWEB) April 24, 2022 -- Over the years, we have paid close attention to what we’ve been told by the engineers and production managers who have relied on us for design, modification, and service to their various types of vibratory feeder bowls. As a result, we are now taking the process of integrating feeder applications another step further with the technological advantages of the internet. FCI Vibratory Feeders enables you to accelerate the phase of researching vibratory feeder equipment costs and options by allowing you to request quotes online and obtain a response the same day.

The amount of teamwork and organization involved in managing, designing and implementing a production line is staggering. When such a wide range of factors is under consideration, our team understands the need to simplify some of the more basic tasks involved in developing solutions for production line service, additions, or adaptations. That is why FCI Vibratory Feeders is committed to providing information and service on your vibratory feeder bowls and equipment with as little effort on your behalf as you desire. This fact becomes immediately apparent when customers inquire about our products and services. By utilizing our online Quote Request, customers can submit the basic information concerning their feeding system requirements and expect a response within 24 hours. This way, customers won’t have to overextend their already preoccupied staff with such concerns as playing phone tag with sales representatives, or perpetually explaining their needs to a variety of parties.

To learn more about the ways in which we can assist your organization, please feel free to visit our website: www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com, For specific information about specific vibratory feeder equipment, you are welcome to submit an online Quote Request. In addition, you may either call or write to us:

FCI Vibratory Feeders
15235 Herriman Boulevard
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Ph: 317/773-2040
FAX: 317/773-1494

We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating our simplified method of presenting solutions.

FCI Vibratory Feeders … supplying the feeding system needs of industrial automation with superior products, service and business techniques.

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New Deal to Bring Padre-Tirem Trolley and Tools to the UK

Specialist tool supplier to engineers in automotive, aerospace, general industry and enthusiast markets, Damar International, has announced a deal to provide the Padre-Tirem range of mobile trolleys and tools. The extensive range of German manufactured tools include sockets, wrenches, cutters, pliers, screwdrivers, ratchet, keys and much more - all illustrated in a 400-page CD catalogue.

(PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- Specialist tool supplier to engineers in automotive, aerospace, general industry and enthusiast markets, Damar International, has announced a deal to provide the Padre-Tirem range of mobile trolleys and tools. The extensive range of German manufactured tools include sockets, wrenches, cutters, pliers, screwdrivers, ratchet, keys and much more - all illustrated in a 400-page CD catalogue.

“Value for money throughout the range, the quality of Padre-Tirem tools and the innovative and flexible design of their trolleys are the key assets that we believe will attract UK engineers throughout industry,” explained Brian Martin, managing director of Damar International.

To launch the new name to the UK market, Damar are offering a sturdy mobile tool trolley complete with a full 116 piece tool set for an exceptionally low introductory price of £525 plus vat and delivered free anywhere in the UK mainland.

The trolley is typical of Padre-Tirem’s superior design in that the four drawers open out on both sides. This allows many more items to be at hand and allows two or more people to have easy access at the same time. For speed and convenience, module tool holders keep everything arranged in order. In the base, a cavernous storage area provides plenty of space for the safe keeping of cable reels, bottles and containers. Above this area is an extra sliding half-tray to suit taller item storage.

Reliable wheel sets ensure the trolleys are easy to move around the work area as required. Front and rear sliding shields with locking and individual release helps protect the valuable contents.

Information on the full range of Padre-Tirem products and a copy of the extensive catalogue is available from Damar International on 01162 764 144.

More Information
Brian Martin, Managing Director, Damar International Ltd
Clipper Road, Troon Industrial Estate, Leicester, LE4 9JE, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1162 764144 Fax. +44 (0)1162 460663
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ESS Selected as Sole Goggle Awardee for the US DOD Combat Eye Protection Solicitation - ESS ICE-2 Spectacle Also Added to the Authorized Equipment List

Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) is the sole recipient of the goggle award for the US Department of Defense’s Combat Eye Protection (CEP) solicitation #DAAD16-03-R-0027.

Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) is the sole recipient of the goggle award for the US Department of Defense’s Combat Eye Protection (CEP) solicitation #DAAD16-03-R-0027. The solicitation process spanned approximately one year ending August 26, 2004. During this time, a comprehensive evaluation of commercial and developmental eye protection systems was conducted by the US Army’s PEO Soldier Office in cooperation with Marine Corps Systems Command and the Natick Soldier Center to determine which products would be placed on a list of authorized combat eyewear and considered for multi-service type classification.


The evaluation considered four principal product factors, listed below in order of importance:
1. Ballistic Characteristics
2. Human Factors
3. Physical Characteristics
4. Carrying Case

The evaluation also considered manufacturing and warranty factors, as well as past performance.

At the conclusion of the CEP solicitation, the ESS Vehicle Ops™ model goggle (NSN: 4240-01-525-5101) was selected for the contract award, with special mention of two other ESS models that had previously been widely purchased through the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI). Those models are the ESS Profile NVG™ goggle (NSNs: 4240-01-504-6222 and 4240-01-504-5727) and the ESS Land Ops™ goggle (NSN: 4240-01-504-0052), which continue to be the goggles most widely procured by the US Department of Defense. The award notification letter commented on the performance of these three ESS products:

“After a very careful evaluation process it was determined that, of the three goggles proposed by Eye Safety Systems, Inc., the Vehicle Ops Goggle best meets the Government’s needs at this time. While the overall rating for all three goggles was considered outstanding, limited resources resulted in the selection of one goggle for this solicitation, the Vehicle Ops Goggle.” – Natick Contracting Officer

At this time, the only commercial goggles authorized for use by the US Army are the ESS Profile NVG™, Land Ops™, and Vehicle Ops™ goggles. The ESS ICE-2™ spectacle was also placed on the list of authorized combat eye protection systems as a result of the CEP solicitation evaluation.

Brian Ross
General Manager
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+ 208.726.4072

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ESS Releases Next Generation Anti-Fog Goggle: The Profile TurboFan™

Eye Safety Systems, Inc (ESS) has recently introduced an elite military and tactical goggle system, the Profile TurboFan™. The new model integrates the company’s patented TurboFan™ fog elimination technology with the low-profile frame design of the most widely used goggle in the US military: the ESS Profile NVG™.

Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- Eye Safety Systems, Inc (ESS) has recently introduced an elite military and tactical goggle system, the Profile TurboFan™. The new model integrates the company’s patented TurboFan™ fog elimination technology with the low-profile frame design of the most widely used goggle in the US military: the ESS Profile NVG™.


The ESS TurboFan™ system relies on micro-rotor technology to draw fresh air into the goggle while exhausting humid air that could promote condensation. The effect is that the fan eliminates fogging before it starts, allowing the operator to focus 100% on the mission at hand. The fan runs at two speeds: high for maximum anti-fog and low for sustained near-silent operation. The low-profile battery case takes 2 AAA batteries, which lasts over 50 hours on the low speed setting.

Designed for SWAT, Special Ops, and CQC (Close Quarter Combat), the Profile TurboFan™ excels in environments of rapid temperature fluctuation, extreme cold weather, or excessive perspiration. Product features include:

- Hi and low fan settings to regulate fog elimination
- High-impact 2.8mm polycarbonate lenses
- Fleece-lined face padding for warmth and extended comfort
- Lockout switch to prevent accidental activation of the fan
- Rx insert and laser protection accessories available
- Robust battery pack to withstand the rigors of military and tactical use
- Low profile frame design for night vision equipment compatibility

ESS will continue to produce the original Striker TurboFan™, which utilizes the same fan technology in a larger frame that fits over eyeglasses. “The Striker TurboFan™ makes a lot of sense for users who wear eyeglasses, since the fan system prevents fogging on the eyeglass lenses as well as the goggle lens,” says ESS president John Dondero.

Brian Ross
General Manager
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+ 208.726.4072

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Foxboro Introduces Embedded Virus Protection for Windows-Based I/A Series System Workstations

Now I/A Series Windows XP-based I/A Series workstations come with McAfee’s best-in-class VirusScan Enterprise software pre-installed for immediate protection

(PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- The Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process System has announced that all new I/A Series Workstations for Windows will come with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software pre-installed at the factory. This provides I/A Series systems with a very high degree of protection from plant disruptions caused by software virus outbreaks beginning right from the point of manufacture through system setup, configuration, acceptance testing, commissioning, and day-to-day process control operations.

“To the best of our knowledge – and we’ve done quite a bit of research on this point – no other major automation vendor ships their control systems with virus protection software already installed. Factory installation is critical, because potential vulnerability to computer viruses begins the minute the system is started up and connected to a network,” said Ernie Rakaczky, director of process control system security at Invensys Process Systems. “While effective virus protection is just one element in an overall automation system security strategy, I/A Series users can be confident the that their Windows-based workstations will be well-protected against both incoming and outgoing viruses, and that Invensys has pre-qualified the embedded McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software to ensure that it will not interfere with their mission-critical industrial applications.”

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

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

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

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

Full details can be found at http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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Foxboro Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Now Certified for International Custody Transfer Applications

Invensys Process Systems has announced that the Foxboro CFT50 Digital Coriolis Mass Flow Meter has been certified internationally for custody transfer applications. The CFT50 is certified by the Norwegian Metrology Service (NMS) for indoor, outdoor, and mobile measurement of mass flow, volume, and density. It is approved for flow measurement accuracy of 0.3 or 0.5 for custody transfer of liquids ranging in temperature from -220 degrees C to +180 C. The NMS represents the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) in Norway and follows OIML standards and procedures. The OIML is a worldwide, intergovernmental organisation that oversees the regulations and metrological controls of 22 European member and affiliated countries.

(PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- Featuring patented Coriolis flow measurement technology, the Foxboro CFT50 provides uninterrupted, accurate flow measurement with partially empty tube conditions, a traditional problem for custody transfer flow measurement.


“Accurate measurement of materials processed during custody transfer is important to both buyers and sellers,” says Joseph E. Downey, director of marketing, Invensys Process Systems, Foxboro Measurement & Instrument Division. “By minimising wasted materials left on the bottom of transport vessels and improving transfer yields, the CFT50 provides more accurate material accountability, which is a direct contribution to bottom line performance. This is win-win situation for both entities involved in the transaction,” says Downey.

Conventional Coriolis meters typically either render inaccurate measurements or stall when they encounter two-phase flow containing both gas and liquid. The CFT50’s ability to handle two-phase flow make it ideal for applications such as liquid CO2, which can flash to gas phase during transfer, and for emptying tank cars, where high volumes of air come through with the liquid being transferred from the bottom of the tank. The Foxboro CFT50 can also improve custody transfer of materials with entrained air, including specialty chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical ingredients, dairy products and any high value or viscous material.

The NMS certificate of approval for custody transfer applies to the Foxboro mass flow meter system consisting of the CFT50 digital Coriolis transmitter and Foxboro CFS10 or CFS20 flowtube sensors.

The CFT50 transmitter is based on patented microprocessor technology developed through a collaborative program between the Invensys Process Systems and Oxford University in the UK. The proprietary technology involves new signal processing techniques used to provide useful measurements of both mass flow and density, and the operational aspects of keeping the Coriolis meter running stably in single-phase or two-phase flow conditions.

The CFS10 is a single path flowtube design for shear sensitive fluids, and in applications requiring positive cleaning. The CFS20 is a dual path flowtube for most other applications. Both are available with 3A Authorization for sanitary applications.

Full details can be found at http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

About Foxboro M&I; Division
The Foxboro Measurement and Instrument (M&I;) Division has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class measurement solutions. With a legacy of accurate, reliable and innovative products, the group prides itself on working with customers to achieve industry-best total solutions for optimum measurement or analysis of temperature, pressure, flow, and electrochemical variables.

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

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

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

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

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FCI Vibratory Feeders Introduces Our Streamlined Business Approach to Fulfilling Industrial Automation’s Cap Feeder Needs

Since 1988, FCI Vibratory Feeders (www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com) has offered premier cap feeder solutions for production lines across the country.

(PRWEB) April 23, 2022 -- Over the years, we have paid close attention to what we’ve been told by the engineers and production managers who have relied on us for design, modification, and service to their various types of conveyor feeders. As a result, we are now taking the process of integrating feeder applications another step further with the technological advantages of the internet. FCI Vibratory Feeders enables you to accelerate the phase of researching cap feeder costs and options by allowing you to request quotes online and obtain a response the same day.


The amount of teamwork and organization involved in managing, designing and implementing a production line is staggering. When such a wide range of factors is under consideration, our team understands the need to simplify some of the more basic tasks involved in developing solutions for production line service, additions, or adaptations. That is why FCI Vibratory Feeders is committed to providing information and service on your conveyor feeders or vibratory hoppers with as little effort on your behalf as you desire. This fact becomes immediately apparent when customers inquire about our products and services. By utilizing our online Quote Request, customers can submit the basic information concerning their feeding system requirements and expect a response within 24 hours. This way, customers won’t have to overextend their already preoccupied staff with such concerns as playing phone tag with sales representatives, or perpetually explaining their needs to a variety of parties.

To learn more about the ways in which we can assist your organization, please feel free to visit our website: www.vibratory-bowl-feeders.com. For specific information about vibratory hoppers or a particular cap feeder, you are welcome to submit an online Quote Request. In addition, you may either call or write to us:

FCI Vibratory Feeders
15235 Herriman Boulevard
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Ph: 317/773-2040
FAX: 317/773-1494

We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating our simplified method of presenting solutions.

FCI Vibratory Feeders … supplying the feeding system needs of industrial automation with superior products, service and business techniques.

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Zorich Technical Consulting and Publishing (ZTC) Partners with Steton Technology Group

Zorich Technical Consulting and Publishing (ZTC) has signed on as a channel partner for Steton Technology Group to work with them on the sale and implementation of the Steton Enterprise Quality and Safety Systems for the consumer product, food, chemical, medical device, biotech and diagnostic industry verticals. Current Steton clients include Carlson Restaurants, CNS/Foodsafe, Correction Corporation of America, General Mills, Hormel Foods Corporation, JohnsonDiversey, Kegel’s Produce, SkyWest Airlines, Sodexho, State of Louisiana, Sunny Fresh Division of Cargill, The Holland Inc. and Tyson Foods.

Brookfield, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Zorich Technical Consulting and Publishing (ZTC) has signed on as a channel partner for Steton Technology Group to work with them on the sale and implementation of the Steton Enterprise Quality and Safety Systems for the consumer product, food, chemical, medical device, biotech and diagnostic industry verticals. Current Steton clients include Carlson Restaurants, CNS/Foodsafe, Correction Corporation of America, General Mills, Hormel Foods Corporation, JohnsonDiversey, Kegel’s Produce, SkyWest Airlines, Sodexho, State of Louisiana, Sunny Fresh Division of Cargill, The Holland Inc. and Tyson Foods.

Principals John Zorich and Terry Cawley each have over 20 years experience in various industries. ZTC provides a number of consulting and training services to regulated industries. Their services include:
- GMP, Quality, QSR, Safety and ISO audits
- Regulatory, SPC and Statistics Training
- Compliance and Regulatory Consulting and Training
- Process Analysis and Optimization
- Mass Customization and Supply Chain Optimization
- Product Development and Enhancement
- Market Analysis and Development
- Training Curriculum and Course Development

Terry Cawley is also CEO of Athletique Inc. More information regarding Zorich Technical Consulting can be found by visiting their website at www.johnzorich.com

Steton Technology Group, established in 1996, is the leading provider of mobile data collection and reporting software. With the release of Steton Quality Suite (SQS) in 2000, Steton introduced technology that changed the way the entire profession of quality and safety specialists manage risk and monitor regulatory compliance. Instead of conducting inspections and audits using the traditional, but less efficient paper and pencil method, data collection can now be performed utilizing Steton’s software installed on handheld computer devices and desktop computers with the ability to upload the results, from anywhere in the world, at any time, into SQS.

More information on Steton can be found at www.steton.com.

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April 22, 2022

IBP Corporation Inc's Executive Management Team Authorizes the Early Release of ltcquickbid.com in Response to the Recent Press Release by GMA

The Executive Managment Team of IBP Corporation inc has authorized the early release of www.LTCquickbid.com. This Free, web based application, provides corporate shippers the ability to reduce their cost of transportation by utilizing Semi Tractor and Trailers that would normally be Deadheading.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- The Executive Management of IBP Corporation has authorized the early release of www.ltcquickbid.com in response to a recent press release by Grocery Manufacturers of America.

Triggering this early release were some of the topics of discussion during the recent conference held in Florida by Grocery Manufacturers of America. Several issues concerning utilization of "Deadhead Trailers" and the need to reduce the cost of transportation. The following statements were included in the press release issued by GMA after this conference.

Transportation
Carriers, retailers and manufacturers should work together to utilize the "untapped capacity" of deadhead trailers, regardless of the name on the side of the truck. Among the cost-saving options discussed, this idea was one that had the universal approval of supply chain executives from Wegmans Food Markets, ConAgra Foods, Welch Foods, Inc., and Total Logistics Control. Rick Blasgen of ConAgra said partnering across industries to utilize empty trailers would result in actual savings for the industry, especially in light of the driver shortage, increasing fuel costs and the finite capacity of the trucking industry.

Grocery Manufacturers of America is the world's largest association of food, beverage and consumer product companies. Led by a board of 42 Chief Executive Officers, GMA applies legal, scientific and political expertise from its more than 140 member companies to vital public policy issues affecting its membership. The association also leads efforts to increase productivity, efficiency and growth in the food, beverage and consumer products industry. With U.S. sales of more than $500 billion, GMA members employ more than 2.5 million workers in all 50 states.

Additional information on this press release can be found at: http://www.gmabrands.org/news/docs/NewsRelease.cfm?DocID=1488

IBP Corporation has been in Beta testing with ltcquickbid.com for the last six months and had planned on releasing this web application in June. This date has now been moved up to May 1st, 2005.

In a phone conversation with Cheryl Ballard, Director of Professional Services on April 20th 2005, the following statement was made "In effort to assist manufactures in reducing their shipping cost while increasing the revenues earned by transportation companies that are having to deal with increasing fuel surcharges on non revenue producing "DeadHead Miles" The Executive Management team has authorized the early release of www.ltcquickbid.com and the Free distribution of this Logistics Tool to all members of Grocery Manufacturers of America, GMA." Ms. Ballard also emphasized the fact that this web based application reduces the man hours spend by transportation managers obtaining quotes. According to Ms. Ballard, www.ltcquickbid.com allows the shipper to go on-line, fill out one form and have transportation companies submitting bids on the site. The days of hundreds of phone calls to find a trailer going the same direction are gone. www.ltcquickbid.com is a software property of IBP Corporation Inc.

For more information on this please visit the ltcquickbid.com site at Http://www.ltcquickbid.com or contact Cheryl Ballard at e-mail protected from spam bots

Other software titles serviced by IBP Corporation
www.icantrackit.COM
WWW.EPawnauction.com
www.ltcquickbid.com
WWW.ibpcorporationinc.COM

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ESS Receives DOD Authorization for the P-2™ Prescription Lens Insert System

Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) has released the P-2™ Rx Insert corrective vision system. The P-2 ™Rx Insert is designed for integration with the ESS ICE ™series spectacles and the ESS Profile NVG™ series goggles, both of which are already on the US Army and USMC lists of authorized eye protection. This corrective lens system is the first of its kind to be compatible across goggle and spectacle platforms, and has been authorized for use by both the US Army and the US Marine Corps.

Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) has released the P-2™ Rx Insert corrective vision system. The P-2 ™Rx Insert is designed for integration with the ESS ICE ™series spectacles and the ESS Profile NVG™ series goggles, both of which are already on the US Army and USMC lists of authorized eye protection. This corrective lens system is the first of its kind to be compatible across goggle and spectacle platforms, and has been authorized for use by both the US Army and the US Marine Corps.

The ESS P-2™ Rx Insert has a robust design with characteristics well suited for military applications:

- High-impact construction exceeds the impact requirements of MIL-STD-662F and MIL-PRF-31013.
- Rx lenses can be cut using conventional edging machines.
- Accommodates a range of corrections to +/- 11: well beyond the DOD standards.
- Includes a rigid storage case with both goggle and spectacle adapters.

The initial shipments of the P-2™ Rx Inserts will be supplied to Marines deploying for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2004 and January 2005.

The ESS P-2™ Rx Lens Insert (Model #EPPRSC-P) is available for immediate purchase through the National Stock Number system (4240-01-525-4784), AAFES/MCSS stores, GSA, and from ESS dealers worldwide. ESS recommends the use of polycarbonate as the corrective lens material because of its excellent impact resistance.

Contact Info:
Brian Ross
General Manager
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208.726.4072

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Vigitron Hires New Regional Sales Manager for the Western US

Vigitron, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Mr. Steve Wilber as Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Vigitron, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Mr. Steve Wilber as Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States.

Mr. Steve Wilber has previously been with several leading Security Video Manufacturers, including Gyyr, Silent Witness, Syac, and Robot Research. He has worked in the Security Video and Broadcast industries for over 20 years. His experience includes Sales management, Application engineering, Marketing and Product management. Mr. Wilber's technical expertise lies in video signal processing technologies, which includes Multiplexing, Video transmission and Digital/Analog Video recording. In the past, he has conducted seminars internationally, being a featured speaker at the annual CCTMA, ISC functions as well as the University of Louisville. Mr Wilber has also authored many articles for Security trade magazines over the years. He can be reached at [email protected] or (858) 484-5209 Ext. 208.

Vigitron, Inc. specializes in design and manufacturing of twisted pair video transmission devices. These products transmit video up to 6000 feet on unshielded twisted pair wires. They are a cost-effective alternative to coax cables and fiber optics for CCTV applications.

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Solinc Molds Image at Intermold Korea 2005

Solinc Co. exhibits Korea's high quality and technology at the Intermold Korea 2005 tradeshow which attracted buyers from around the world.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Solinc, a South Korean Die and Mold company participated in the Intermold Korea Die and Mold Exhibition in Seoul, Korea, April 14th-18th, 2005. The Intermold Korea show is a bi-annual event that showcases Korean expertise and technology in all aspects of the Die and Mold industry.

Companies involved in 3D design software, measuring equipment, machinery, die and mold manufacturers, and related industries from all over the world exhibited in and attended the show. Solinc was there as an exhibitor with a booth featuring Plastic Injection Molds, Stamping Dies, 3D Die and Mold design services, 3D scanning/measurement equipment, and a lot of enthusiasm for the industrial market.

Following a successful showing at the K-show in Dusseldorf, Germany and the Euromold in Frankfurt last autumn, Solinc continues to mold Korea's image as a worldclass Die and Mold marketplace.With a large booth and unique selling points, Solinc gathered a lot of interest from overseas buyers looking for an Asian outsourcing network.

As Korea's reputation as a high quality international toolshop for dies and molds grows, Solinc intends to help fuel the growth with their own special brand of global networking and as a single source solution for overseas outsourcing.

For more information about Solinc Co., please visit http://www.solinc.net

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PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for PoppaCorn

PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI for PoppaCorn

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

Airey recently implemented PRONTO ERP for PoppaCorn.

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s integrity as a VAR.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Centillion Announces Hong Kong Discussions for Sourcing Electronic Components

Manufacturing and Marketing company in discussions to acquire equity position in Hong Kong based component sourcing company.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Centillion Industries Inc. (“Centillion”) (TSX Venture: CID) (http://www.centillionindustries.com) is pleased to announce that it is in discussions with a newly formed Hong Kong company to provide electronic component sourcing for its’ widening customer base. “Discussions are expected to result in an equity position being taken in the Hong Kong company”, said Wray Hodgson, president of Centillion. “By strengthening our off-shore sourcing capability, we will be able to better service additional market areas and augment existing ones”, he added.

The corporation expects off-shore sourcing to be a key role in the manufacture of a number of products including the Estari 2-VU dual touch screen laptop product, now undergoing manufacturing introduction. The 2-VU product is patented and marketed by Estari Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, which offers specialized computing equipment aimed at the premium, high-end computing market.

About Centillion:
Centillion Industries is a marketing, distribution and manufacturer of purpose-designed components and manufacturing services for use in a broad range of commercial, consumer and industrial products.

For further information, please contact:
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota to Host PRONTO North America Users Conference May 3 - 5

Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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 manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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April 21, 2022

Jim Johnson to Help "Remove the Mystery" for Companies Closer to Success

Veteran product specialist Jim Johnson is now making his 30 years of technical training available to all manufacturers needing to "remove the mysteries" of complex, yet feasible products. To do this, he's enlisted the help of the documentary/industrial film production company, Sound and Fury Productions, to offer unique, specialized training tools.

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- Re-known technical trainer and product specialist, Jim Johnson, sees a very busy year ahead. He is occupied by a large number of manufacturing companies hurt by the disparity between a successful product and the end-users' understanding of what it is.

Stated concisely, "When you have a customer that's trying to buy something that is complex, a confused mind will always say 'no'".

Jim also suggests that the provider will often have no idea that their potential customer is confused. Additionally, quantities of sales are hampered by the inability of the field technicians to fully utilize what was accepted by the purchaser.

The remedy? A unique, down-to-earth approach to training technicians that Jim is famous for. This method is derived from knowing precisely what's going through the minds of people out on the field.

Jim's recent collaboration with Sound and Fury Productions produced a DVD designed to re-awaken the "Smartester", a revolutionary HVAC and heating systems measuring device. The goal was to make a DVD that served two functions. First, a groundbreaking trainer that "boils it down" for everyone to use. Second, a sales tool that removes any confusion about the product. Currently, Supco is enjoying the successful fulfillment of both functions.

Supco's product manager, Joel Graham, relates his experience with the team, "The production of our product demonstration video went very smooth and the final product was of excellent quality. Our sales team went through the initial batch of copies in the first month, and technicians who viewed the video were highly motivated to purchase the SmartTester."

As more companies see this opportunity for their own product lines, Jim Johnson's year may just get busier.

For more information, see the following link: http://www.soundandfury.tv/Pages/Jim%20Johnson2.html

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Leading Lighting Manufacturer, Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. Commits to Making Every Day, Earth Day

For the Environment, One Day is not Enough!

Riverside, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. (www.SeaGullLighting.com) a leading manufacturer of functional and decorative lighting products, and Energy Star® Partner of the Year is reminding everyone that although Friday, April 22nd is the calendar date for Earth Day, individually and collectively we have the ability and power to make every day, Earth Day!

Business, organizations and consumers all play an important role in reducing harmful, greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment for future generations. For the past 15 years, Sea Gull Lighting has actively participated in the Energy Star program by dedicating its efforts to the development, refinement and marketing of hundreds of Energy Star qualified decorative lighting products.

According to Ace Rosenstein, Sea Gull Lighting vice president marketing and business development, "As a charter member of Energy Star since 1992 and honored Partner of the Year by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, Sea Gull Lighting has boldly pioneered the advance of energy efficient lighting as well as dedicated its resources to the promotion of the technology’s many environmentally-friendly and cost-saving benefits.”

Sea Gull Lighting currently markets over 500 Energy Star qualified lighting and ceiling fan products in a vast array of styles, colors and finishes to complement a wide range of decorative and functional demands of designers, builders, architects and home owners. Once known for green hues, humming and flickering, Sea Gull Lighting has worked closely with the EPA and others to advance fluorescent lighting technologies and fixture style making the latest Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures virtually indistinguishable from their traditional incandescent counterparts.

"I invite you to join me in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Earth Day and take the time to reflect on our nation’s environmental accomplishments and recommit to challenges of the future", said EPA's Acting Administrator, Steve Johnson.

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of “Earth Day”. On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now 35 years later, Earth Day is being celebrated around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment.

Did You Know?
- Energy Star qualified lighting provides more light while using 2/3 less energy than standard incandescent lighting.
- The average home is responsible for more air pollution than the average car.
- If one room in every US household was brightened by Energy Star qualified lighting, the annual energy savings would be equivalent to removing more than 8 million cars from the road for one year.
- It’s easy to see that Energy Star qualified fixtures are a stylish addition to any décor. What you can’t see is that they use less energy with bulbs that last 6 to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
- The US demand for electricity is due to increase 28% over the next 20 years. And global demand will double by 2025.

About Energy Star®
Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, the co-sponsored program between the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 7,000 organizations have become Energy Star partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses.

About Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Riverside, New Jersey, Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of decorative and functional lighting as well as ceiling fans for residential, commercial and architectural applications. The 86-year-old company provides more than 3,500 product designs spanning 15 categories to a multi-national network of electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, furniture and gift specialty stores as well as various niche markets. These products are marketed worldwide under the Sea Gull Lighting®, Ambiance® Lighting Systems®, Monte Carlo® Fan Company, PGA Tour® Home Collection and Carolyn Kinder Lighting brand names. Sea Gull Lighting is also a proud partner of the EPA’s Energy Star® Program and was recently named 2005 Energy Star Partner of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that the company has earned this honor.

For more information regarding Sea Gull Lighting Products, please visit www.seagulllighting.com www.seagulllighting.com/EnergyStar or contact William Chelak at 1-732-541-2971 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Employers Baffled by How to Legally Handle Military Leave Requests: BLR's Free Audio Conference Explains the ins and outs

When employees have to take military leave their employers face serious responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Business & Legal Reports Inc. is offering a free audio conference recording featuring two expert attorneys who explain the ins and outs of this important and confusing law.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- It’s hard on the employee, who has to leave family and job for a military leave. But when a worker gives notice that he must go on active duty, the employer suffers too.

Fortunately employers can avoid the pitfalls of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by listening to a recent audio conference sponsored by Business & Legal Reports (BLR). It’s free with registration, and helps employers understand their responsibilities to employees under the federal law for military leave in plain English.

Employers must be up-to-date with USERRA requirements because employees who feel that their USERRA rights have been violated can go directly to court - without first filing an administrative action. If an employer makes a mistake, for example missing the latest notification requirements, it may have to pay huge sums, including back pay, attorney’s fees, and even double damages!

This streaming audio conference features two lawyers who are experts in advising employers on USERRA compliance – Steve Bernstein and Clancy Vettel Mendoza, a partner and associate, respectively, in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips. They provide practical tips on how to avoid the pitfalls under this oft-misunderstood law. For instance, the requirements for healthcare insurance coverage depend on how long the employee is away: Those absent for 30 or fewer days are entitled to employer-sponsored coverage under same terms as when they were working. Those on leave for more than 30 days are generally entitled to COBRA-type continuation benefits.

Employers will benefit from practical guidance like this in this 90-minute conference, which includes a 60-minute presentation and a 30-minute question-and-answer session. Access it here: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS12

This audio conference was originally recorded on March 17, 2005.

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

Contact:
HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood
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Self-cleaning Filters: A Bottom Line Boosting Alternative for Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

With the hidden, ongoing costs of disposable filter media (industrial bags and cartridges) as significant as they are, the trend in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry is now toward self-cleaning filtration with minimal need for labor.

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- With the hidden, ongoing costs of disposable filter media (industrial bags and cartridges) as significant as they are, the trend in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry is now toward self-cleaning filtration with minimal need for labor.

Variations of this, such as disc-cleaned filters (DCF), and magnetically couple filters (MCF), are helping producers of fine chemical products improve profit and worker safety while reaching waste minimization goals, as operations become more efficient.

Though an up-front capital expense, manufacturers of fine chemical-based products and their engineers are now realizing the extent that self-cleaning filters add to the bottom line. To start, a self-cleaning filter system automatically cleans itself while in use, allowing:

- Single piping arrangement
- Minimal valving
- Fewer connections, instead of complex, redundant systems.

This translates into lower total system cost and reduced waste.

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TrendWatch Graphic Arts Reports: Computer Integrated Manufacturing is Breeding Fear - But Not Investment

TWGA looks at the most recent survey data on CIM as a sales opportunity, CIM as a business challenge, and CIM as a planned investment. Data are analyzed in light of related technology, such as “networked digital infrastructure” and “building a JDF workflow.”

NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- New survey numbers for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), released by TrendWatch Graphic Arts, show that perception of CIM as a sales opportunity and planned investment in CIM are lower today than six months ago. But the same survey also shows that concerns about building a CIM infrastructure, and understanding and integrating the CIM concept, as business challenges have doubled over the same time period. What does this mean for the industry?

These are the issues being tackled in TrendWatch GA’s latest Special Report, “Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Time to Call 911?” In its pages, TWGA looks at the most recent survey data on CIM as a sales opportunity, CIM as a business challenge, and CIM as a planned investment. Data are analyzed in light of related technology, such as “networked digital infrastructure” and “building a JDF workflow.” The report also includes detailed data on respondents’ attitudes toward, and current levels of adoption of, CIM taken from the TWGA’s 2004 CIM report.

Data are provided in historical fashion, with the current data compared to data from the prior two surveys in a side-by-side comparison.

Notes Heidi Tolliver-Nigro, TrendWatch Graphic Arts analyst and author of the report, "While much of the data in the current report may be alarming, especially to technology vendors (printers may actually breathe a sign of relief!), the outlook for CIM is not dire. In fact, we believe CIM to be an extremely important -- and perhaps inevitable -- technology for the long-term. In the meantime, these numbers provide an accurate snapshot of where CIM in the graphic arts industry stands today, and provide a window into where greater industry education needs to be done and what will be required before CIM can take hold on a widespread basis. It also provides a window into where the current pockets of adoption and opportunity lie."

News Highlights...
- 1% of graphic arts firms see CIM as a sales opportunity -- down from 4% one year ago;
- 20% of these same firms see CIM as a business challenge, nearly triple six months earlier.
- 5% of graphic arts firms have taken steps to incorporate CIM into their workflows, rising to 23% of periodical printers;

Availability
"Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Time to Call 911?" is available for purchase by visiting the secure TrendWatch Graphic Arts eStore online at www.trendwatchgraphicarts.com or by phone at 866-873-6310. The price for the 111-page report is $995. TrendWatch Graphic Arts eStore customers can download this report in PDF Acrobat format immediately after purchase.

Editor's Note
Additional information pertaining to each report is available for editorial purposes. Please make inquiries directly to Judie Ryer.

About TrendWatch Graphic Arts
TrendWatch Graphic Arts specializes in the assessment of trends and changes in graphic communications markets by providing timely and strategic information, hard-hitting market analysis and concise expert opinion. The reports have earned the reputation for containing the most reliable and timely industry intelligence in the graphic arts and graphic design marketplaces.

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Longmont Area Economic Council Honors Cornerstone Award Recipients; High Country Millwork, Marvell Semiconductor, MicroPhage, Inc. & Teknovation Receive Awards

The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) held its 6th annual Cornerstone Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20th at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont. The LAEC honored four companies at the event, which is designed to recognize new and expanding primary employers in the Longmont area.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) held its 6th annual Cornerstone Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20th at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont. The LAEC honored four companies at the event, which is designed to recognize new and expanding primary employers in the Longmont area.

This year more than 200 Longmont business and community leaders gathered to recognize and celebrate companies that have started, grown or moved into the area within the past year. Three companies were honored with Cornerstone awards, and one received the CTEK Longmont Award.

2005 Cornerstone Award Recipients include:
High Country Millwork (www.highcountrymill.com), a custom woodworking company that provides product for both residential and national retail projects. In 2004, High Country Millwork relocated to the Longmont area along I-25 with the purchase of an 86,820 square foot facility at 4076 Specialty Place. High Country employs 49 people.

Marvell Semiconductor (www.marvell.com), a semiconductor company that is the world’s leader for system on a chip (SOC) integrated circuits. In 2004, Marvell more than doubled its Longmont employment base to 36 people. The company also doubled the square footage it occupies, to 16,000 square feet at 1951 S. Fordham Road.

MicroPhage, Inc., (www.microphage.com), Microphage, Inc., a startup biotech firm specializing in rapid pathogen detection systems. MicroPhage moved into 5,033 square feet at 2400 Trade Center Avenue in 2004, where it employs seven people.

Teknovation (www.teknovation.com) was chosen to receive the 2005 CTEK Longmont Award. Teknovation provides the hardware, software and services to acquire, process, manage and deliver real-life multimedia content for the next generation of security, surveillance and enterprise business intelligence through the integration of video, sound and transactional data.

The CTEK Longmont Award is designed to recognize entrepreneurial excellence in the Longmont area. Entrepreneurs comprise a significant portion of the Longmont economy. The recipient company is chosen by the Longmont Venture Center in recognition of the risk, commitment and energy necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed.

Platinum Sponsors for this year’s Cornerstone luncheon included Amgen, the Longmont Daily Times-Call and Workforce Boulder County. Gold sponsors included Flatirons Bank, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy.

Previous Cornerstone honorees have included Seagate, Amgen, Xilinx, Intrado and others.

About the Longmont Area Economic Council
The Longmont Area Economic Council exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "actively supporting the creation and preservation of quality primary jobs." Primary employers are those who sell the majority of their goods and services outside the region. LAEC is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large. For more information, call (303) 651-0128, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.longmont.org.

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ETO ERP Selection: Key for ETO Manufacturers

ETO ERP Selection: Key for ETO Manufacturers

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer great benefits to engineer-to-order (ETO) companies looking to increase productivity and decrease cost. According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “These benefits come as a result of a successful implementation, but not every implementation is successful.” Cutler asserts that, “One reason some implementations are not successful is the selection of the wrong system.”

The ETO Institute has just published a white paper, “Why Do Companies Choose the Wrong System?” This document is written with engineer-to-order companies in mind. It highlights the problems facing ETO companies trying to find and evaluate a new ERP system. The while paper provides some time and simple steps companies can take to reduce the chances of making a critical mistake. (www.etoinstitute.org)

Cutler, who authors regular columns for Industrial Connection magazine (www.industrialconnection.net) and InMFG magazine (www.inmfg.com) is looking for case study profiles of ETO manufacturing companies and their ERP experiences. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I want to know what ETO manufacturers think about the ERP selection process, what companies have served them well and which have not. This will provide an interesting profile for the members of the ETO Institute.”

The ETO Institute specifically highlights some of the problems ETO manufacturers face when searching for an ERP system. Go to www.etoinsititute.org and learn more. Registration is free of charge and more than a thousand ETO manufacturers are expected to join in 2005.

Thomas R. Cutler
ETO Institute
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Small Manufacturers Approve Leasing Manufacturing Software

Small Manufacturers Approve Leasing Manufacturing Software

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

•Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
•Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

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

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Pronto ERP Selected by OTI for Frank Brasier & Sons

Pronto ERP Selected by OTI for Frank Brasier & Sons

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

Airey recently implemented PRONTO ERP to Ontario-based Frank Brasier & Sons.

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
-Fully integrated
-User definable options to tune the systems functionality
-A support system to back up our customers
-Functionality
-GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
-Equipment rentals and tracking
-Service maintenance
-Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
-Email & Fax capability
-Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
-CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
-Advanced Warehousing
-Scan Pack
-Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s quality and customer service dedication.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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PRONTO North America Users Conference in Eden Prairie Minnesota May 3 - 5

PRONTO North America Users Conference in Eden Prairie Minnesota May 3 - 5

(PRWEB) April 21, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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 manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
952-942-5858
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Sofa Offers Storage Solution for Clutter

Ready to assemble sofa offers hidden storage to conquer living room clutter.

Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 20, 2022 -- Whether gathered on the sofa around the fireplace or big screen TV, the living room is the heart of your home. But if the “living” space has vanished from your living room, replaced by life choking clutter, you’re not alone.

While those in condos, apartments, smaller houses, and those with kids may feel the sharpest pinch, no one is immune. The clutter of daily living sees to that - mail, magazines, newspapers, and books; CDs, DVDs, video games; not to mention toys, paperwork, and kid’s art - all seem to multiply despite our best efforts to clear some living space.

Fear not. The way underbed storage has helped solve the shortage of bedroom space, those needing safe, convenient storage closer than the closet or next room will find the new category of ready-to-assemble (RTA) sofas neatly solves the problem.

John Vessely, for instance, needed a sofa, chair, and ottoman for his Valley Stream, N.Y., home, and a solution for his teenage son’s video and DVD collection that perennially piled up on the TV and spilled onto the floor.

After Internet research, Vessely discovered RTA upholstered furniture that made his existing space “do double duty.” Now his son’s entire video and DVD collection is neatly organized in hidden storage under the sofa cushions.

Not only are the “secret” compartments fun to show friends, but also the wood lids and bottoms under the cushions provide dust protection and surprising holding capacity. A single sofa, in fact, can store 65 CDs, 15 videos, 22 books, 3 pillows, 1 blanket, and 10 action heroes. Because the manufacturer Vessely bought from, Home Reserve (www.homereserve.com), sells RTA sofas direct to customers via the Internet, he got his sofa for about 50% less than retail for $299.

While taking back your living room, via the sofa, may seem like a small victory in the battle against household clutter, winning here will return much needed comfort and breathing space to the most used room of the house.

Contact:
Blaine Wieland
Home Reserve
800-482-2712
www.homereserve.com

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NEW Alliback(TM)Product Made to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Booth international LLC announces it's Newly discovered umbrellachair Alliback(TM). It was made for one to enjoy the great outdoors while being protected from the dangerous UV rays.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Tamme Booth, founder of Booth International LLC, formed her company as a result of her innovative product the Alliback(TM) chair. The company is based in NY but, manufactures it's product in china. Alliback was birthed by Tamme whose concern for others who have challenges with the outdoors UV rays and believe they needed to be protected in return.

According to tamme, "I'm not just the owner of Booth International but, a registered nurse. I believe the outdoors is for everyone and none should be deprived of enjoying the outdoors."

Alliback(TM) is ideal for use at, picnics, the beach, poolsides, the lake, camping and the outdoors.

Alliback4u.com features the product and it's various characteristics and features for one to enjoy, as well as its current market. It's features include, protable collapsible chair, umbrella attachment to back of chair, effective sheilding, collapsible state, various colors and patterns and carrying case. It's made of durable aluminum and metal to hold and support up to three hundred pounds. The umbrella post is secured to back of chair for support and sun sheilding. This product is made to last for the great outdoorsman. Alliback was featured in the NIKKEI marketing journal and featured as the product of the month in Japan and Invention connection Cyberspace as invention of the month.

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Quickparts Expands to New Facility to Accommodate Growth

Quickparts announced that it has completed its expansion to the company's new facility. This expansion supports the company's continued rapid growth, as evidenced by its selection to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Quickparts, the leading provider of custom-manufactured plastic and metal parts, today announced that it has completed its expansion to the company's new facility. This expansion supports the company's continued rapid growth, as evidenced by its selection to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Quickparts' new headquarters will be located at 219 Perimeter Center Parkway, Suite 400 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quickparts specializes in providing instant online quotes and custom manufacturing services for product development companies looking to outsource the fabrication of plastic and metal parts from 3D models.

“We needed to expand our infrastructure, including the move to our new 16,000 sq. foot facility, to support several growth initiatives, including the deployment of QuickTool Express™, our new rapid injection molding process.” said Ron Hollis, President & CEO of Quickparts.

“2004 was a year of milestones for Quickparts: celebrating 5 years of fast-growth business, crossing over 100,000 instant quotes, and being named to the Entrepreneur Hot 100 and Inc. 500 list. As we look to 2005 and the future, we remain committed to expansion as demanded by our growing customer base,” Hollis said.

QuickTool Express™, launched in January 2005, is the latest manufacturing process from Quickparts that leverages the company's patent-pending QuickQuote® geometric analysis technology. Other instantly quoted offerings include: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and Cast Urethanes. The company also offers CNC Machined Parts, Sheet Metal Prototypes and Metal Castings with quotes provided in 24 hours or less.

To find out more about Quickparts, please visit www.quickparts.com or call 1-877-521-8683.

About Quickparts
Quickparts provides custom manufacturing services for engineers and designers looking to create plastic and metal parts from 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models. With its proprietary QuickQuote® geometric analysis software, Quickparts is able to provide product designers with an 'instant online quote' for the manufacturing of their custom parts from prototype to production. Services include: Rapid Prototypes (SLA, SLS, FDM), Cast Urethanes, Quickturn Injection Mold Tooling and Parts (QuickTool Express & QuickTool Pro), Sheet Metal Parts, Metal Castings, and CNC Machined Parts. A Quickparts Project Manager ensures parts are delivered to the customer’s specifications within the desired timeframe.

Contact:
Sameer Vachani
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Inpro/Seal Revises Its Introduction to Bearing Isolators Literature to Make it Even More Valuable to Plant Maintenance People

This is a reference, written by the inventor of the product and is worded in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Inpro/Seal Company has announced a revision to its highly successful brochure, “Introduction to Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Valuable Information
Authored by David C. Orlowski, well known for his knowledge of bearings, bearing protection and tribilogy, the literature is a valuable source of information and useful tool to anyone involved in the management, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls, pumps and other types of rotating equipment used in industrial/process plants.

Authored by Industry Expert
President and founder of Inpro/Seal Company, Orlowski has spent the last 41+ years working on ways to enhance and extend the service life of rotating equipment. In 1977, he received patent protection (#4,022,479) for the bearing isolator. (He also invented the term “bearing isolator” in the process.) In addition, he holds more than 40 other isolator related patents, some of which go out until 2018 and longer.

Importance of Research and Feedback
According to Orlowski, “For over 27 years Inpro/Seal has never stopped developing ways to help companies increase productivity and improve their bottom line. To this end, our manufacturing complex is the largest of its kind in the world devoted to the engineering, research, improvement, testing and manufacture of bearing isolators.”

Orlowski continued, “A very important aspect of our new technologies is direct end user feedback. Last year, we completed a two-year end-user based research project that was conducted on a market-by-market, application-by-application analysis. The end result of this research was that end users wanted to know a lot more about bearing isolators. “

“Whether they used bearing isolators or not, whether or not they read our literature or advertising messages, the majority of the respondents simply stated that they wanted to know more about the basics of the product. As a direct result of this research, we developed a brochure, “Introduction To Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Orlowski concluded by saying that, “Based on feedback, request and need, we have revised our reference to include additional technical information, artwork and drawings. It represents a major investment on our part to inform end users how bearing isolators eliminate the root cause of rotating and related equipment failure - moisture, dirt and abrasives contaminating the bearing environment.”

Unique Reference
What makes this reference unique is that it is written by the inventor of the product in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

What is a Bearing Isolator
A bearing isolator is a non-contact, non-wearing, permanent bearing protection device. It has a rotor and a stator, and the two are unitized, so that they don’t separate from one another while in use. Typically, the rotor turns with a rotating shaft, while the stator is pressed into a bearing housing. The two components interact to keep contamination out of the bearing enclosure and the lubricant in.

Inpro/Seal protected bearings have been known to run 150,000 hours (17 years) or more, eliminating the need for continual maintenance and repair. Documented cases show that a plant can easily double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI (Return On Investment). Bearing isolators are installed by OEM’s, retrofitted on existing equipment or specified by end users. Approximately 1.6 million have been installed and most are still in operation in process plants around the world.

Inpro/Seal Products
Recent developments include: the only product that protects rolling element bearings on paper machines from the wet end to the dry end; IEEE-841 motors that use bearing isolators as part of their specification and set the standard for motor bearing protection; the VBX-H Series that protects machine tool spindle bearings from coolant, chips, humidity and heat; the OM 32 that optimizes oil mist applications by eliminating stray emissions, environmental and housekeeping issues; and the Air Mizer™- PS, a dry sealing system provides a positive seal in applications where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored.

About Inpro/Seal
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the 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 handling, processing, packing and storage of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, automotive, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets around the world.

To receive a copy of – “Introduction to Bearing Isolators”, contact: 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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X-Digital Systems Deploys Linux-based DVB-IP Encapsulator Using Digital Media Processor Solution

X-Digital Systems Inc. (XDS), today announced it has deployed a Linux-based DVB-IP Encapsulator (IPE) using the TMS320DM642 digital media processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). Leveraging TI’s high-performance, peripheral-rich digital media processor, X-Digital built a media distribution system providing customers with the ability to directly broadcast MPEG content stored on a server into DVB transmission systems currently used in the media broadcast environment.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- X-Digital Systems Inc. (XDS), a technology innovation and licensing company focused on broadcast transmission systems, today announced it has deployed a Linux-based DVB-IP Encapsulator (IPE) using the TMS320DM642 digital media processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). Leveraging TI’s high-performance, peripheral-rich digital media processor, X-Digital built a media distribution system providing customers with the ability to directly broadcast MPEG content stored on a server into DVB transmission systems currently used in the media broadcast environment.

“Using TI’s DM642 device, we have created a low-cost solution allowing the distribution of multimedia content over DVB broadcast networks. Our IPE technology will allow USEN Broadcast to operate their network more efficiently while giving users added features,” said Ian Lerner, president, XDS. “We are excited to have deployed this technology into USEN’s system, which services over 1.3 million home and business subscribers. In early 2006 this system will be expanded into the mobile networks throughout Japan.”

"We are pleased that X-Digital has chosen to build its media distribution system for the Japanese DVB-IP broadcast market utilizing TI’s digital media processors,” said Charlie Gonsalves, business development manager for the Streaming Media group, Texas Instruments. “X-Digital has demonstrated a strong commitment to this market with the development of its Linux-based IPE.”

"The presence of X-Digital Systems Inc. is imperative to the broadcast and multimedia marketplace in Japan. Its broad portfolio of high-performance DVB broadcast systems and its unique customised solutions have changed the entire system architecture of USEN Corp., in that, it ensures USEN's reliable, efficient digital broadcast needs. We are extremely proud and excited to represent X-Digital Systems Inc. in Japan", said Masahiko Shimada, president of MBK Microtek Inc., a company promoting X-Digital's network solutions to Japanese market.

About X-Digital Systems
X-Digital Systems Inc. is a technology development and licensing company with over 10 years of expertise in the IP networking and data distribution fields. X-Digital has developed and licensed communications products in the US and Japan. X-Digital provides its customers complete solutions including back office systems in addition to the distributed client systems. For more information, please see www.xdigital.com.

About USEN
USEN Corporation is a leading company providing broadcasting services, and has expanded into other areas including retail businesses, the karaoke business, Internet services, and the broadband business. For more information, visit the USEN Web site http://www.usen.com.

About MBK Microtek Inc.
MBK Microtek Inc. was established and organized in 1985 as the 100% subsidiary company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The Company's mission is to bring value to the semiconductor/LCD manufacturing industry, as well as to develop an alliance with leading electronics, IT and solution business segments worldwide.

X-Digital Systems Inc. Contact:
Ian Lerner, President
Tel: (858) 452-2010
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Storstac Offers Portable Storage Solutions to the Construction Industry

Storstac keeps construction companies happy with the sale and rental of secure and durable portable storage containers.

Mississauga, Ontario (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Need more storage space on the job site? Storstac carries a number of tough, weatherproof, and secure portable storage containers to suit your temporary or permanent storage needs.

There are many benefits to using portable storage containers, particularly in the construction industry. For one, they are completely portable, meaning they can be delivered to the job site quickly and placed in a convenient location that is handy to the work being done. Also, once work is completed in one location, the storage container and all its contents can be easily relocated to a different job site where it is needed.

The construction of a standard shipping container lends itself to be an extremely strong, cost-effective structure that is water-tight and vandal-proof. "Using portable storage containers from Storstac is the ideal way to ensure that at the end of the day your tools and special equipment will be secure and kept in good shape," said Vincent Ruggiero, Storstac President.

About Storstac
Storstac deals in the sales, rentals and modifications of new and used shipping containers and portable storage units. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with excellent quality products and service. For more information, please visit http://www.storstac.com.

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New Tool for In-Process Deburring of Cross-Drilled Holes

The problems associated with hand deburring cross-drilled and back-faced holes have been eliminated by the Orbitool, now available in the UK from Finishing Techniques Ltd. The Orbitool is the only in-process tool capable of removing burrs from the intersection of holes and is ideal for use on CNC machines, freeing the operator to concentrate on quality and high levels of throughput.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- The problems associated with hand deburring cross-drilled and back-faced holes have been eliminated by the Orbitool, now available in the UK from Finishing Techniques Ltd. The Orbitool is the only in-process tool capable of removing burrs from the intersection of holes and is ideal for use on CNC machines, freeing the operator to concentrate on quality and high levels of throughput.

As many engineers appreciate, the cost of hand deburring can be greater than the cost of the manufactured part. Besides the increased time taken to hand deburr, it is near impossible to achieve consistent results - every part needing rigorous inspection - a process commonly open to human error. Orbitool removes these problems.

The Orbitool is used like other cutting tools on the lathe turret or tool magazine of a drilling machine, making it quick and easy to deploy. It shortens cycle times while achieving consistently high quality results and reduces the need to inspect every part. It also removes the need to batch process parts and eliminates process queues.

Jonathan Dean, Finishing Techniques' managing director, explained, "During my 24 years in the supply of surface finishing equipment to industry, the question engineers always raise is: 'do you have a product which deburrs holes?'. Finally, I can confidently say yes. I am pleased to be able to supply the Orbitool to the UK, a product manufactured and patented by JW Done in the USA. This is a tool that really does make a difference to the bottom line for manufacturers."

The Orbitool is available with a range of options that allow it to be easily tailored to individual operations. Technical specifications and online demonstrations can be downloaded from www.jwdone.com. UK pricing information is available from Finishing Techniques 01706 825 819.

Technical information:
Jonathan Dean, Finishing Techniques Ltd
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Durable and Heat-Resistant Expanding Core Chucks Set Industry Standard for Reliability

High-tech integration of materials and superior design quality makes Convertech Core Chucks the industry leader in maximum grip, high-speed control, and reduction of core damage.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Converters can dramatically improve splice reliability, increase operating speeds, and save time and money with Convertech Core Chucks. Convertech Core Chucks provide consistent grip with wide-footprint lugs and high-torque pressure without damaging the inside of the core or the core ends. By eliminating core damage, Convertech's Core Chucks reduce operating costs and increase production with repeated use of cores.

Although Convertech's Core Chucks reduce core slippage and ensure maximum grip their advanced design also eases loading and unloading. Ease of removal is maintained with pneumatic and mechanical retraction of lugs, ensuring that the lugs never stick in the core.

High-torque core chuck grip is essential to increased production. Convertech Core Chucks reduce slippage and waste with extensive design modifications which can accomodate extreme torque and weight requirements. Designed for continuous use in demanding applications, Convertech Core Chucks excel in maximum torque capacities, long-life durability, perfect expansion and retraction, and trouble-free maintenance.

Convertech, the leading manufacturer of expanding shafts and chucks for the converting and packaging industries, produces a full line of chuck products in diameters from 3 inches to 12 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 out more about Convertech Core Chucks and fast delivery advantages at http://www.convertech.com

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Using Employee Opinions Effectively When Designing HR Programs

Employee opinion is one of the most powerful resources available to human resource professionals. But what are the best methods for harnessing those opinions?

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Employee opinion is one of the most powerful resources available to human resource professionals. But what are the best methods for harnessing those opinions?

Conversation - Welcoming feedback via informal conversation is the first step towards utilizing the viewpoints of employees.

Focus Groups - Focus groups take conversation to the next level by brainstorming on particular issues. A focus group gives HR insight into the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind an opinion. An optimal focus group consists of 10 - 20 employees.

SWOT analysis - While focus groups have more free-flowing discussion, SWOT Analysis focus the group on very specific issues. First, the Strengths of the organization are explored. Second, the Weaknesses of the organization are discussed. Third, Opportunities for improvement are brainstormed. Finally, Threats to improvement are considered.

Opinion Surveys - Surveys are an efficient means of extracting information, and for large or geographically dispersed organizations they may be the only option. Here are some things to consider when planning a survey:

Type - Web-based surveys may work for technologically savvy corporations, but others may prefer telephone, or tried-and-true pen-and-paper surveys.

Length - Somewhere between 30-60 questions is the ideal length of a survey. Any longer and you risk driving response rates down due to respondent fatigue.

Language - Both the reading level and the native tongue of an organization's employee base are key to crafting effective questions.

“While a survey can be used as preventive medicine when asking questions about a wide variety of issues, it can also draw out responses on subjects known to generate dissatisfaction. If HR gets wind of rumors about a particular supervisor, or notices a high turnover rate in his or her area, a survey may be able to pinpoint what's amiss,” explained Jennifer C. Loftus, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP, National Director, Astron Solutions.

After an organization's first survey, it will be difficult to draw definitive conclusions beyond extreme positives and areas for enhancement. In further years, trend analysis will be possible as opinions change or persist on key issues. After the first survey, focus on extremes. Where did the organization receive its lowest marks? Seek out those areas to follow up on promptly and visibly. This will build faith in the survey process for future years.

Whatever form a survey takes, it is destined to fail unless employees have faith in its confidentiality. It is strongly recommended that a third party conduct the survey, as employees are often suspicious that opinion surveys are tools of an organization's “Thought Police.” Honest feedback can't be elicited if employees feel their opinions can be traced to them.

”Follow-through is vital. A complaint we often see in the comments section of opinion surveys is, ‘I don't think this makes any difference. We do this survey every year and nothing ever happens.’ If you don't want to know about a certain issue, or aren't in a position to effect change once you do, don't ask. Focus on what matters and can be acted upon,” added Loftus.

After a survey, a broad overview of findings and the next steps management will take should be shared with employees. This assures employees that their voices have been heard, and that their supervisors are serious about making the necessary changes.

Jennifer C. Loftus, SPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP is a National Director for Astron Solutions. Her primary areas of expertise are customized market surveys, employee opinion surveys, exit interview systems, base pay compensation programs and computer-based solutions to HR issues. She has nine years of experience garnered at the Hay Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Eagle Electric Manufacturing Company, Pace University, and Harcourt General.

Jennifer is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM’s Consultants Forum, WorldatWork, and the American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administration (ASHHRA). She is also a member New York HR associations HR/NY and the New York Compensation Association. Jennifer holds the position of Public Relations Chair for HR/NY and is a member of the Career Planning and Professional Development Committee.

Jennifer is a sought-after speaker on topics regarding employee retention strategies, labor market trends, and human resource automation. She has appeared on Cold Pizza, ESPN2's morning show, and WNET, New York City's PBS affiliate, on The Employment Channel. She has presented to national conferences of SHRM’s Employment Management Association (EMA) and ASHHRA, as well as numerous local HR conferences. Jennifer has been published in The American Economist and Workspan, and quoted in the New York Daily News and Time Out New York. She is also a volunteer article reviewer for WorldatWork.

Jennifer has an MBA in Human Resource Management from Pace University and a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University. She is an Adjunct Professor in Human Resources at Pace University. Reach Jennifer directly at 800-520-3889 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Have a question about employee opinion surveys? Astron Solutions www.astronsolutions.com is a consulting firm dedicated to the delivery of HR consulting services and supportive technology.

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Digitech Names Jim Barnette as Tech Support Manager

Digitech International has announced the promotion of Jim Barnette to oversee the daily operations of its Technical Support Call Center.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Digitech International has announced the promotion of Jim Barnette to oversee the daily operations of its Technical Support Call Center.

Digitech International, through its network of Reseller/Installer partners, distributes access control and security systems that provide what the company call’s World Class Security Solutions.

Along with his duties at Digitech, Barnette is actively involved in several organizations across the state, including volunteer work tutoring both middle school and high school teenagers.

Barnette, a graduate of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in Computer Science. Barnette has been with Digitech for ten years and possesses an extensive background in tech support and programming.

“We will streamline the department and processes in order to make sure we have an adequate response time to the customer. We have an open door, and all suggestions will be appreciated.”

Jim Barnette and the staff may be reached via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots. Digitech may be reached through the web site at www.digitech-intl.com, or by calling 800.523.9504

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Welcome to the World of Audit-Proof Safety Management

We are proud to introduce Protecs to you. Protecs helps you manage the safety situation in a plant. Whether it’s about classifying risks according to IEC61508 (SIL), managing an inspection regime for safety provisions – including “hard to plan” activities, like those that require a plant stop, or managing overrides in the plant: Protecs does it all for you. Keywords for Protecs are Safeguarding, Swiftness and Audit Proof.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- By Safeguarding, we mean that a safety system should not only automatically plan safety related work, such as inspections, but it must also safeguard that the work is actually done. Protecs has a sophisticated reminders function for this, that keeps you informed about work that has become overdue. With Protecs it is almost impossible to forget essential inspections to be done.

Swiftness means that safety should not be a lot of work. Maintaining and inspecting all those provisions is a costly matter. Because of this, Protecs focuses on minimizing the time needed for the administration of the most intensive safety activity of all: inspecting. Once configured, you don’t have to plan inspections, you just have Protecs print the checklists of what needs to be done. When inspections have been carried out, Protecs offers a very fast Fill In mode to enter the results very fast.

Audit Proof stands for making sure your safety management is transparent, accessible and is easy to comprehend, but above all answers any question regarding the safety within of your plant. Of course you don’t want possible flaws in safety related activities to be first discovered by safety audits. In stead, Protecs will make you aware of any problems beforehand. Due to a well defined set of reports, Protecs will supply the information required for the audit with a few mouse clicks, which reduces the time needed to prepare for an audit drastically.

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This demo version allows you to try out Protecs for a few weeks. We have created some interesting demo cases for you to show the main functions of Protecs. If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact either our support desk (e-mail protected from spam bots, +31 475 33 17 24) for technical questions, or our sales department (e-mail protected from spam bots, +31 475 31 86 97), for other questions.

I wish you a happy test drive.

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ETO Configurator included with Encompix ETO ERP

Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Encompix ETO ERP software leader based in Cincinnati, OH, announced the inclusion of the proprietary ETO Configurator as part of the company’s product suite. The ETO Configurator is based on Configure One’s concept product and is specifically design for engineer-to-order manufacturers. Unlike most project configurators that can handle only simple configuration challenges, the ETO Configurator can handle the very complex product rules normally associated with engineer-to-order, project-based, or custom manufacturers.

Roger Meloy, Marketing Director with Encompix, note, “The 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 bill of material (BOM.) The data is seamlessly integrated with other Encompix components and is used to create a routing and a complete indented BOM in Emcompix.”

According the Eric Binning at Encompix, “By automating sales and engineering tasks the Encompix ETO Configurator helps speed up response to quotation requests, free up engineering personnel, decrease errors and rework, and reduce overall lead time.”

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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Lean e-Kanban: Breeding Proactive Suppliers

Breeding proactive suppliers - According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com).

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Breeding proactive suppliers - According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com). “Kanban implies partnership. Both parties have a responsibility to share information and strive towards process improvement. Sounds great in theory but how do you enable it in practice? Share real time “actionable” information between both parties.” This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is achievable. 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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
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Small Manufacturers Leasing E-Z-MRP Leading Manufacturing Software

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

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Mississauga-Based OTI Sees Integrated System as Key Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey’s professionalism.

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PRONTO North America Users Conference to Feature New Product Features of PRONTO-Xi

Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

(PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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 manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP leader.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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April 19, 2022

Specialist CNC Monitors Replacement Site for Machine Tools from America, France, Germany, Japan, Scandanavia and Taiwan

CNC Monitors a division of DNC Electronics Ltd – 'The CNC Electronic Specialists', providing monitors to the CNC machine tools industry worldwide. Some of the largest manufacturers of machine tools for the metal cutting industry, use proprietry CNC automation and drive systems; including Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubish, Heidenhain, Toshiba, Hitachi and many more. CNC Monitors offer an alternative cheaper supply to the OEM's, building new replacement equivalents for obsolete monitors. Inclusive of replacement TFT monitors for Fanuc 9” colour and 12” (color) crt monitors which are no longer manufactured due to worldwide display manufacturers migration from the more expensive production costs of CRT monitors to the cheaper production costs of TFT and LCD based technologies.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- CNC monitors is the largest manufacturer of replacement equivalent monitors for CNC machine tools industry in Europe. Based in Swindon, UK. Manufacturing exclusively for the machine tools industry and nothing else. Offering 88 models of replacement equivalents made for automation controls of Fanuc, Siemens, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, Heidenhain, Hitachi, GE, Toshiba which are fitted on Hardinge, Makino, Cincinnati, Yang, Hass, Leadwell, Bridgeport, Mikron, Colchester, Mori Seiki and many more builders of machining centers (centre) and turning lathes. CNC Monitors strive to continue research and development in increasing the range of available monitors, either as a cheaper alternative, or as the only manufacturer of obsolete CNC monitor displays.


Over 2000 replacement monitors have been manufactured via CNC monitors and its agent in America, CNC Electronics LLC which deals exclusively with all enquiries within the America's. All equivalent monitors (exact physical and electrical compatibilty) that are offered off the shelve are fully compatible both electronically and physically and made as replacements only for the OEM that they replace. Pricing for monitors has been determined by being a third party and non OEM supplier to the controls and hence massive savings are possible, testing is extensive. Warranties are currently set at 12 months, with a return to base policy, though if stock is available, the officer of the company dealing with the situation will determine the best warranty solution to keep the clients machine downtime to a minimum

Special mention has to be given to TFT replacements: Many companies have taken the oppurtunity to manufacture replacement color TFT panels for CRT displays, though after 2 years of research and development and our background knowledge of CNC electronics and controls, CNC monitors have taken this into a new world of CNC machine tools, with the control system knowledge to back it up.

Refurbishments are available for the less common monitors from machine tools, that would require massive hikes in our pricing to offer as an off the shelve solution due to the lack of demand. In these particular cases, metalwork is required in which a 24 hour build and 24 test period is required though our 12 month warranty is still offered. Exchange monitors are available with a 90 days warranty on selected monitors.

Main markets include the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia, China, Phillipines, South Africa, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico. Markets are closely determined by the sales of the machine tool companies around the world and there use of controls and the monitors that we build replacements for.

Shipping throughout the world. UK and Europe are a 24 hour delivery except for eastern boundries of Europe. Asia, Africa and Austrailia are a 48-74 hour ship. America's coutesy of CNC electronics LLC has a 24 hour for the USA and Canada and a 24-72 ship to South America dependant on the support of the major international courier companies, such as UPS, FEDEX, TNT and DHL.

Contacts:
Europe and Austrailasia -
CNC Monitors
Unit 4, Kiln Lane.
Swindon
UK. SN2 2NP.
T: +44 1793 61 53 56
F: +44 1793 43 65 94
W: http://www.cnc-monitors.co.uk

USA, Canada, South America.
CNC Electronics LLC.
Astec Center 1.
2020 Avon Street
Charlottesville.
VA, 22902.
T: +1 434 971 1394
F: +1 434 971 1689
W: http://www.cnc-electronics.com/monitor.html

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DataCore Technology’s New QuickStart Program Provides Electronic Data Management

DataCore Technology introduces a new Electronic Data Management (EDM) program, QuickStart, for small- to mid-sized companies. The QuickStart program delivers an affordable and easily-installed EDM solution to companies with limited budgets and IT resources.

Exton, PA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 19, 2022 -- DataCore Technology Inc. is pleased to introduce its new QuickStart Program for Cyco AutoManager® TeamWork. The QuickStart Program, designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized companies, delivers a complete Electronic Data Management (EDM) solution at a fixed, upfront price in only about a week.

The solution is ideal for companies with limited budgets and Internet technology resources that have outgrown the Windows file system to manage data.

Recently, DataCore successfully implemented the QuickStart Program for Masland Carpets. "We needed a better way to manage our documents but were concerned that the solution would be complicated and costly. DataCore’s QuickStart Program made things very easy,” said Marshall O’Hern, engineering manager of Masland Carpets. “From installation to actual usage, we knew exactly what to expect. Our productivity was not disrupted, and with the fixed, upfront price of QuickStart, there were no surprise costs in the end. With the new system in place, I can already see a return on our investment."

According to Brian Sallade, president of DataCore Technology, “QuickStart leverages DataCore’s extensive implementation experience and expertise with Cyco Software’s award winning AutoManager TeamWork software, to deliver an EDM solution with reduced startup costs that can be installed in only about a week. With a shorter learning curve, QuickStart provides an immediate impact on productivity and the overall success of the system.”

By including implementation, training and support into one best-practices solution, DataCore can ensure that clients will be up and running quickly -- without disrupting current operations. A few features of QuickStart include:

* Automated revision control and archiving
* Fast access to all of your information
* Integration with CAD software
* Safe, secure vaulted environment
* Support for a workflow approval process

About DataCore Technology:
DataCore specializes in implementing Electronic Data Management solutions for energy, government, manufacturing and pharmaceutical organizations to help improve time to market, reduce asset maintenance costs and comply with government regulations. The company operates with the highest degree of integrity, provides quality products and services and maintains a steadfast commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit www.data core.com or call 800-531-2287.

About Cyco Software:
Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management 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 more than 50 countries worldwide. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, 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 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). Cyco Software, Cyco and AutoManager are registered trademarks of Cyco Software BV.

Contact:
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Webcom, Inc. Announces Siebel Validation for CRM OnDemand

Webcom, Inc. Successfully Integrates WebSource CPQ with Siebel CRM OnDemand

BARCELONA, SPAIN (PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, today announced that the integration between its WebSource CPQ V4.01 and Siebel CRM OnDemand Release 6 has been successfully validated by Siebel Systems, Inc. Siebel Systems is a leading provider of business applications software and hosted CRM solutions.

Webcom’s products provide the ability for customers to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. Siebel Systems’ multichannel offerings allow organizations to intelligently manage and coordinate all customer interactions across the Web, contact center, field sales/service force, branch/retail network, and indirect and partner distribution channels. Siebel CRM OnDemand is an industry-leading hosted CRM offering delivered over the Web and accessible from an Internet browser at a fixed price per user per month. With this validation, customers of Siebel Systems and Webcom can now process an opportunity from quote to order without any duplication of effort or data.

The integration of Webcom’s WebSource CPQ with Siebel CRM OnDemand 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, and guided selling and self-service applications.

“Siebel Systems’ commitment to customer satisfaction and market leadership has significantly impacted the way companies do business,” said Chris Lesar, Executive Vice President of Webcom, Inc. “We believe that, with the addition of Webcom’s capabilities, Siebel Systems’ customers will further benefit from the ability to bridge the gap from opportunity to order.”

“The integration of Siebel CRM OnDemand with Webcom’s WebSource CPQ delivers compatible architectures, enterprise scope, and cutting-edge technology to provide a unique, seamless solution,” said Catherine Cherubino, Vice President, Channels and Alliances, OnDemand and SMB at Siebel Systems. “This solution allows companies to efficiently build dynamic customer relationships and move quickly from opportunity to order.”

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.

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).

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PIPC Appoints New Chicago Managing Director

Dean Evans appointed Managing Director to head up Chicago.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- Global project solutions firm PIPC has appointed Dean Evans as a Managing Director to head up their new office in downtown Chicago, which officially opened its doors April 1, 2005.

Dean has over 15 years experience in delivering complex, multi-dimensional strategic and Information Technology programs for Global 100 organizations. Most recently, he was a successful Partner (elect) with the PA Consulting Group and managed their IT consulting group in the US.

Dr Simon Rawling, CEO of PIPC Global, said that Dean’s appointment will accelerate PIPC’s growing presence in the US: “The Chicago office is important to our growth strategy, so we’re delighted to have someone of Dean’s calibre in the role. His experience in the US market, particularly in our lead sectors of financial services, oil & gas and energy will further PIPC’s exposure to global companies based in the US. Additionally, it is a bonus for our European and Asia Pacific-based clients wanting to grow their market presence in the US.”

“I am excited about joining a dynamic and growing global consultancy like PIPC”, said Dean Evans, “It is refreshing to be part of a Leadership Team that understand the changes in the consulting market over the last few years and have developed a model that delivers effectively for both clients and employees. Chicago is a critical piece of any viable consulting presence in the US and I look forward to rapidly developing a Chicago base that will complement our existing business in New York, and fuel our US growth.”

Phil Veal, a Managing Director in PIPC’s New York office, says “With a presence in Chicago adding to our existing office in New York, we can now provide an improved service to our US clients. I’m pleased to be working with Dean – our clients are asking us to run more complex post-merger integrations and manage bigger outsourcing programs than ever before, and Dean’s track record will be invaluable in delivering these assignments.”

About PIPC
PIPC is a global project solutions company. Formed in 1992 by an entrepreneurial group of practitioners, PIPC has supported the delivery of some of the largest and most complex business projects and programs in corporate history.

With a presence in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions, PIPC’s network is based on highly skilled project specialists who have the ability to tailor project solutions to meet specific business and market-centric needs with the capability to scale these across the globe. Among its Fortune 500 client base are organizations from sectors as diverse as banking & financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, public sector, technology and environment.

Core values of action, common sense, knowledge and fun, along with a relentless commitment to delivering successful projects, means PIPC enjoys the kind of client retention and rates of return most companies can only dream about.

For more information about PIPC visit http://www.pipc.com. Dean can be reached at +1 312 214 3322.

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It's Spring - Time for a Compensation Program Tune Up

Now that winter has passed, the annual ritual of spring cleaning is in full swing. Spring cleaning is more than cleaning the windows and clearing the cobwebs that hid in the corners during the winter. “Spring is a time to take a serious look at your compensation program and begin planning for the next budget cycle. Depending on your organization's fiscal year, it may also be time to determine appropriate market adjustments and pay increases for the coming year,” said Michael Maciekowich, National Director, Astron Solutions.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- Now that winter has passed, the annual ritual of spring cleaning is in full swing. Spring cleaning is more than cleaning the windows and clearing the cobwebs that hid in the corners during the winter. “Spring is a time to take a serious look at your compensation program and begin planning for the next budget cycle. Depending on your organization's fiscal year, it may also be time to determine appropriate market adjustments and pay increases for the coming year,” said Michael Maciekowich, National Director, Astron Solutions.

Compensation program spring cleaning is more than looking at the market and determining adjustments. It is a time to step back and determine if the system remained in alignment with organizational and employee needs. Most organizations have long-term strategic plans with short-term objectives to determine progress. A compensation program designed at the beginning of a long-term strategic cycle also needs flexibility to address yearly short-term organizational objectives. As new objectives come to the forefront, or current ones are modified, the compensation plan must also change.

This is a different way of thinking about compensation programs. There are a number of tools and processes to help with this matter. One is a survey of the compensation program's effectiveness for users, including executive management, department management, and employees. The focus of this annual survey is the following:

- What aspects of the current compensation program were most effective in the past year?
> What aspects seem to have had a positive impact on employees in terms of retention and morale?
- What aspects of the current compensation program were least effective in the past year?
> What issues did human resources seem to spend the most time discussing with employees and managers?
- What should be the focus of the compensation program in the coming year?
> What are managers' and employees' expectations in terms of compensation determination?
- What will prevent this from happening?
> To what extent do managers and employees understand current financial issues facing the organization?

With this understanding, human resources must answer the following five questions:
- What external market challenges or pressures will be placed on the compensation system in the coming year?
> Has the market shifted? Is there a new strategic need in the organization that will alter our market focus, either by type of job or market definition? Is the organization in a position to remain competitive?
- What internal job equity challenges or pressures will be placed on the compensation program in the coming year?
> If a job evaluation system is used, are the factors and factor weights applicable based on current strategic direction? If not, what modifications are required?
- What employee equity challenges or pressures will be placed on the compensation program in the coming year?
> Have recent market adjustments and system modifications forgotten the employees? Are we able to attract employees without causing internal pay compression?
- What financial challenges will impede the ability of the organization to successfully fund and implement needed compensation program elements?
> Can the organization sustain past financial commitments to the compensation program? If not, how will spending priorities be set?
- What changes need to be made as to how employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions to the organization?
> Do the current recognition and reward mechanisms work to motivate employees to contribute to the organization's strategic direction?

With these questions answered, human resource next must develop a strategic response. Take the five questions above and overlay the four question survey responses. This helps to develop a strategic response to each of the five key compensation issues. Here are basic examples of the thought process for auditing current compensation processes:

- External Equity Issues: Most effective. Continue current process.
- Internal Equity Issues: Least effective. Additional focus on internal job placement required.
- Employee Equity Issues: Least effective. Serious compression issues developed that need further action.
- Ability to pay issues: Most effective. Required funding of the program is understood and available.
- Reward and Recognition Issues: Most effective. High level of satisfaction with current performance assessment and rewards systems.

With this information in hand, the final step is to create a focused strategic response to present to senior management. The result is a fresh look at your compensation program and a focused direction for the year ahead.

Michael Maciekowich is a National Director for Astron Solutions. His areas of expertise include the development, design, and implementation of executive, physician, and employee total cash compensation and performance management systems in all industries. His primary focus is the integration of compensation and human resource strategies with organization-specific missions, visions, values, and strategic operating plans. Michael has twenty-five years of consulting and industry compensation experience. He can be reached at 800-520-3889 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

Astron Solutions is a consulting firm dedicated to the delivery of HR consulting services and supportive technology. For more information about giving your compensation program a spring cleaning, call Astron Solutions at 800-520-3889 or visit www.astronsolutions.com.

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B&K; Overcomes Operational Challenges with Encompix ETO ERP

B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- B&K; Corporation has two Michigan manufacturing plants, one in Fenton and one in Saginaw. The company founded in 1952 recently transformed their technology process by implementing ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH.


Kurt Kuck, CFO for B&K; shared some of the operational challenges the company faced on a daily basis prior to the Encompix implementation. Kuck noted, “We are a special order business. Every order we get is different in some regard, but many of our machines have some commonality to them. Our tendency was that when we received a new order, we had not simplified method of identifying what we could use from previous orders. That approach just added to the cost. What was needed was some standardization.”

Kuck also on the lack of efficiency in the old Syteline system from Symix (now Infor Global Systems). “Syteline was fine for tracking material and labor costs. But what was lacking was the capability to bring it all together into a job cost system that we could use for percentage of completion.”

Kuck noted they did not have a real time system. It was a very paper intensive system. The company would go into monthly job cost meetings that lasted hours and with three inch books of paper with all project budget recaps. The Syteline data was three weeks old.

Encompix benefits after just six months made a dramatic difference according to Kuck: “By eliminating the manual input that resulted from maintaining duel systems, B&K; dramatically decreased our clerical time. This has made out month-end process much more streamlined and efficient. Encompix give us vastly improved information. We are able to see the exact status of all our projects. How we go into those meetings and we just pull everything up onto the screen and enter job notes right into the system. It is much more of a real-time system.”

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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Internal Replenishment with Lean Manufacturing E-Kanban:

Internal Replenishment with Lean Manufacturing E-Kanban:

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- The use of supermarkets is a kanban best practice. They insure steady availability of material to consuming cells, albeit at a cost of maintaining some inventory buffer. But how do supermarkets stay stocked at the minimum inventory levels? Manufacturers, like DJ Orthopedics has linked the supermarket electronically to internal suppliers in their machine shop. This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is accomplished through Signum, the product of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com).

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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Sam Bayer
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Leasing with New Two-Tier Pricing Structure Makes E-Z-MRP Leading Manufacturing Software for Small Manufacturers

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

• Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
• Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.

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

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.
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Mississauga-Based OTI Provides Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

Mississauga-Based OTI Provides Rationale for PRONTO ERP Selection

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.


According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”


The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey and the quality of the organization.


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OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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PRONTO North America Users Conference to feature Keynote Address: TR Cutler

PRONTO North America Users Conference to feature Keynote Address: TR Cutler

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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Google Offers Powerful Tools For Successful Sales On The Web

Last year, SiCap Industries was just another "start up" internet merchant. The company had a potentially huge product with only a tiny advertising budget. After experimenting with various internet marketing strategies that didn't work as planned, SiCap's management team credits "Google Adwords" program with a large part of their fast sales success.

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- Last year, SiCap Industries was just another “start up” internet merchant. The company had a very unique product, but they also had a very tiny advertising budget. SiCap began operations by promoting their first product on Ebay with great success, but to keep up with the growth of their operation, the company had to find an affordable way to effectively promote their product to a much wider internet audience.


SiCap management understood they had a distinct advantage over other online retailers because they had something that was and still is, a “one of a kind” product. Known as the world’s first hot pepper nasal spray, “Sinus Buster” was quickly gaining an incredible reputation with “Ebayers” suffering from chronic sinus, allergy and headache conditions.

It turned out that Sinus Buster hot pepper nasal spray had become a miracle drug for hundreds of people suffering from a wide variety of chronic sinus and headache conditions. Although Sinus Buster was a strong seller on the Ebay auction site, Sicap management knew they had barely scratched the surface of their potential market. Their goal was to promote Sinus Buster on its’ own website and get the product into retail stores by promoting the brand via the web and through popular media.

“I knew we had a real winner here and we were making more money than I had dreamed, but we were also stuck in limbo. The founding partners were still working their regular jobs. Sinus Buster was starting to pay each of us more than our present jobs, but we weren’t making enough money to quit and go full time with SiCap. Then I started researching web marketing. Ya know, banner ads and pay per click programs. I realized most of what was out there were rip-offs and I knew from tracking our website activity where the most referral traffic was coming from. Our website (www.sinusbuster.com) was doing well in all the search engines, but it was apparent that Google was by far the biggest promoter for us. So I decided to try my hand at advertising with pay per click accounts and banner ads on several search engines. Within a month, I realized our Google ads were paying off the most, and because of them our business was up by more than 30%. So we dumped our other ads and put everything into a Google Adwords campaign. The rest is history – a very profitable history,” says Wayne Perry, founding partner of SiCap Industries, LLC.

Google “Adwords” is a pay per click service designed to match relevant keyword content with ads on the web’s number one search engine. Advertisers bid on specific keywords by establishing a top price to be paid for every “click-through” received. Basically the advertisers establish a daily budget that dictates exactly how much money is spent on the ad campaign. While “pay per click” programs traditionally have a reputation for wasting money, Google’s service is gaining a reputation as a real winner in the e-commerce biz.

“It was immediately apparent that Google Adwords were returning three dollars for every one dollar we were putting in, and everything was trackable. Some of the other advertising companies (which I won’t mention by name) were spending our money with no trackable effect. The other companies claimed to have specific click-throughs, but only the Google clicks were present on our independent web stats. We purposely used Microsoft business services so we’d have an independent source for our web traffic statistics, and Google was hands down the most worthwhile investment. We learned two things from this test. First Google was definitely pulling in sales and secondly, the other guys appeared to be lying about their click-throughs,” adds Perry.

Most online retailers have been faced with the same frustrations, false promises and suspect marketing schemes. While many online merchants have given up on “pay per click” programs and online ads in general, SiCap Industries has found a way to profit thanks to Google.

“Even in terms of simple search engine queries, Google is the biggest by far. No other search engine can touch their level of consumer power. If it weren’t for Google Adwords, I’m not so sure we would’ve come as far as we have. Of all the online advertising strategies out there, Google definitely gives you the most bang for your buck. It also appears to work better than display ads in magazines and catalogs, but of course you have to be able to write a great ad that works,” says Perry.

To find out more about Google Adwords, visit (https://adwords.google.com/select/).

To find out more about SiCap Industries and Sinus Buster Hot Pepper Nasal Spray, visit them at (www.sinusbuster.com). Samples and information kits are available to qualified media and medical personnel upon request.

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S. G. Hart & Associates is Interviewed by Brand Protection News on Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Risk Management and Brand Protection Strategies.

S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC, The Brand Equity Protection Company TM, is featured in the April 6th edition of Brand Protection News, a PIRA International Publication. In the article, S. G. Hart & Associates discusses its thought leadership pertaining to brand protection and the need for an overall risk management posture that is required of public companies under the auspicious of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). The article further highlights S. G. Hart & Associates’ newest educational offerings targeted to key decision makers, including board of directors and senior managers, who are seeking further information on how SOX effects brand owners’ responsibilities in combating counterfeiting and product diversion in order to protect stakeholder value.

Ridgefield, CT (PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC, The Brand Equity Protection Company TM, is featured in the April 6th edition of Brand Protection News, a PIRA International Publication. In the article, S. G. Hart & Associates discusses its thought leadership pertaining to brand protection and the need for an overall risk management posture that is required of public companies under the auspicious of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). The article further highlights S. G. Hart & Associates’ newest educational offerings targeted to key decision makers, including board of directors and senior managers, who are seeking further information on how SOX effects brand owners’ responsibilities in combating counterfeiting and product diversion in order to protect stakeholder value. Visit www.sghartassociates.com to sign-up and participate in the April 28, 2022 web cast.


Stanley G. Hart, President & CEO of S. G. Hart & Associates, explains the need for a comprehensive brand equity protection plan in order to meet the disclosure and internal control requirements of sections 302 and 404 under SOX, “brand protection is an important element of compliance with SOX that goes beyond technical solutions and security features, which are just one piece of the puzzle. Brand owners need to have an overall risk-management system in place.” Anthony M. Miano, Executive Partner, echoed Hart’s assessment and made the additional observation that “by forcing companies [to comply with SOX to look at internal / external business processes that relate to brand protection initially not on the SOX radar screen could lead to benefits that can provide a unique competitive advantage and simultaneously satisfy the new regulations.”

For those seeking further information, S. G. Hart & Associates has planned a series of educational, on-line “Web Casts” focusing on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the brand protection disclosure and internal control requirements that apply. Participant registration for these Web Casts is available through the company’s website at www.sghartassocates.com along with presentation dates and times.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) is U.S. legislation that was signed into law by President George W. Bush during on July 31, 2002. The purpose of SOX is to re-instill confidence and trust in the corporate accounting reporting practices used to evaluate publicly traded companies of the United States. U.S. public companies with equity market capitalization over $75 million are required to comply with the new SOX amendments beginning with their first fiscal year ending on or after November 15, 2004. Non-accelerated filers must begin to comply with these requirements for their first fiscal year ending on or after July 15, 2006.

About S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC
S. G. Hart & Associates, The Brand Equity Protection Company TM, is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. S. G. Hart & Associates is a global brand protection consulting company helping clients develop and implement strategies that protect supply chains from the disruptions caused by counterfeiting, product diversion, tampering & theft. S. G. Hart & Associates ensures that the integrity of the firm’s most valuable asset – its brand - is secure, that the brand’s ability to generate and preserve revenue is maximized and that effective controls are used to safeguard the branded asset against unauthorized or improper use.

About PIRA International
PIRA is a leading commercial consultancy, testing and media business which specializes in retail supply chain technologies related to industries such as packaging, paper, plastics, printing, publishing and consumer goods. PIRA has established a reputation as one of the key knowledge providers in these industry sectors.

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Our Digital CD Catalog System; the Best, Most Cost Efficient Product Sales Tool. Many High-tech Options that’s Fully Customizable; Easily Adapts to Most Databases

The SIP Studio PRODUCTCD Digital Marketing System provides an inexpensive, highly efficient way to organize and present large product lines to prospects, and enables fast and easy ordering. This technologically advanced catalog CD software sales tool has many advantages over conventional printed catalogs in all aspects of development, mailing and time sensitive updates of your product.

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- The SIP Studio PRODUCTCD (ProductCD.com) Digital Marketing System provides an inexpensive, highly efficient way to organize and present large product lines to prospects, and enables fast and easy ordering. This technologically advanced catalog CD software sales tool has many advantages over conventional printed catalogs in all aspects of development, mailing and time sensitive updates of your product.

The system organizes and displays up to 3,000 products, presented by product group, in a format that allows the user to find the exact product they need in a matter of seconds. Our product offers a host of options, including Flash animated intro, video and audio to expand your sales pitch.

SIP STUDIO marketing company was challenged by a client's need to develop a cost-effective, technologically advanced plus user-friendly CD marketing digital catalog to replace their existing printed catalog. Our internet research yielded nothing that matched our client's criteria. So we were on our own.

Our team, including a top-notch applications developer, created this cd catalog program that surpassed all expectations, for our client, their customers and for us. And now we can offer this advanced marketing tool to help grow your company.

We know you will be impressed by all the features, including how affordable this marketing system can be and easy to update, add and delete items in a timely manner. SEE FOR YOURSELF! We almost guarantee that you will not ever have to print another conventional printed catalog.

We offer different cost options that best suites your needs, from our BASIC Product CD Catalog to any number of custom features that will not only impress your customers, but will make purchasing easier than ever before.

It fits on one standard CD, so it is inexpensive to duplicate and distribute. It runs from the CD, so a user doesn’t even have to be online to use it. Customers can print an Order by Fax form, or they can choose to link directly to your website, or they can opt to send you an e-mail for additional information.

Our system uses standard Microsoft Access database through our custom programming makes it more efficient to add, change or delete products.

The system has also been created with the future in mind. It is very simple to add and delete products as needed, and elements of functionality can simply be added at a later date, without expensive re-programming or re-configuring.

We are available to answer any questions, and would be glad to provide you with a very brief demonstration. Just visit our site at: www.productcd.com

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Design Engineers in the ETO Environment

Design Engineers in the ETO Environment

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- According to Roger Meloy of ETO ERP leader Encompix, based in Cincinnati, OH, “If you ask design engineers what an ERP system means to them, you are likely to hear something like “nothing” or “more work.” To most design engineers, an ERP system is either irrelevant or it is perceived as something that requires additional time and effort, often providing little or no value. One reason for this perception is that most ERP systems are not integrated with the design engineer’s drawing tool.


Traditional ERP systems were developed for the repetitive, make-to-stock manufacturer, where there is a clear demarcation between design and production. In that environment the engineer designs the product in a CAD application. After testing and prototyping, the product is released to production, which is managed by the ERP system.

The design engineer has little or no interaction with the ERP system and works quite happily in a CAD environment. Following the work of the design engineer, a production engineer then creates a bill of material (BOM), based not on how the product is designed but how it will be manufactured.

In the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) world the role of the design engineer is very different. By its nature an ETO company builds a unique product designed to meet the specification of a single customer. The two worlds of design and manufacturing are closely linked. In many cased the design of the product continues through the product process (design-in-process), incorporating a multitude of engineering changes. These changes can be driven by the customer or by the manufacturer. In this environment a seamless flow of data between engineering and production is critical. An ETO company must integrate CAD and 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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E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders

E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- Blanket Purchase Orders are a “best practice” in the well-oiled kanban process. They minimize the flow of information between buyers and their suppliers, while maintaining the terms, conditions and integrity of the business relationship between the two parties. Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leader in e-kanban, found that while managing a large number of suppliers with many part numbers, managing the integrity of blanket purchase orders become an issue. For every given kanban release it is important to make sure that: an open purchase order still exists, and that there was enough remaining balance on the purchase order to cover the current purchase. The new Best Practice was “integrating the electronic kanban system” with a manufacturers current purchasing system. Kanbans are now guaranteed never to be sent to supplier unless there is a valid blanket purchase order.


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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

Datacraft Solutions
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Sam Bayer
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E-Z-MRP Offers Leasing with New Two-Tier Pricing Structure

E-Z-MRP Offers Leasing with New Two-Tier Pricing Structure

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”


Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

To accommodate the new pricing structure E-Z-MRP offers a Leasing program that ensure a rapid Return-on-Investment.

- Lease E-Z-MRP with two full years of support for just $169.96 per month.
- Lease E-Z-MRP Unlimited with two full years of support for just $495.00 per month.
For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Beach Access Software
Rocky Smolin
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Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves about Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

Verzi of PRONTO ERP Raves about Airey of Mississauga-Based OTI

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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. Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing and Development for PRONTO expressed his appreciation of Dave Airey of OTI.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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PRONTO North America Users Conference to Feature Keynote Address: Peggy Smedley

PRONTO North America Users Conference to feature Keynote Address: Peggy Smedley

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.


Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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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April 17, 2022

NuDeal.com Announces Improved International Trade Services

NuDeal.com, A leading trade information portal, has launched an updated version of its popular international trade service.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 17, 2022 -- NuDeal.com, a leading international trade service, has released an enhanced version of its popular trade site. New features include improved search, a new membership control panel, product catalogs, and hundreds of new trade resource listings. http://www.NuDeal.com

Thousands of businesses and individuals use NuDeal.com daily to connect with suppliers and buyers in the global marketplace. Online since 1998, NuDeal.com continues to grow as one of the best trade destinations on the Internet.

"Our new search and product catalog features offer members the enhanced functionality they want" said Diane Jones, Director of Business Development for NuDeal, "We expect to see hundreds of new product listings within the first few days of the feature being available."

About NuDeal.com
NuDeal facilitates international trade and business to business advertisement through its popular trade portal. Our service provides a simple way for small, medium and large businesses to gain international exposure and connect with potential partners worldwide.

To learn more visit us at:
http://www.NuDeal.com/New/Resources/AboutUs.aspx

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There’s No Need to Spend Hours Training Employees - Scale Operators Will Quickly Feel Confident in the TC-2010 Parts Counting Scale Operations

The new TRANSCELL TC-2010 Counting Scale is built with precision workmanship and high quality components. It represents a new and practical approach to controlling counting accuracy.

(PRWEB) April 17, 2022 -- The new TRANSCELL TC-2010 Counting Scale is built with precision workmanship and high quality components. It represents a new and practical approach to controlling counting accuracy. Over 30 years of industrial counting scale experience and considerable field testing are reflected in the features and controls. The TC-2010 brings you the first electronic counting scale specifically designed to overcome parts counting inefficiencies which directly leads to improved profits.

Counting accuracy is a topic of paramount importance in US manufacturing. It has long been realized that inaccuracies in the stockroom will have a negative effect on profits and ultimately the bottom line. The TC-2010 incorporates distinctive features that allow you control over the counting process and control of your inventory count accuracy. The TRANSCELL TC-2010 counting system can take you to the summit of your parts counting goals.

There’s no need to spend hours training employees on the operation of the TC-2010. Utilizing color coded keys, and easy to follow prompting, scale operators will quickly feel confident in the TC-2010 operations.

For more information:
http://salter-brecknell.centralcarolinascale.com/TC-2010.htm

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Scott Specialty Gases Supports National Security with National Defense Industrial Association

Scott Specialty Gases supports national security with National Defense Industrial Association

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases recently announced it is further supporting its growing line of Homeland Security products by joining the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). NDIA provides academic, industrial, military and governmental communities the opportunity to address issues and policies critical to the strength of the defense industry and the preservation of United States national security. With a membership base of 1,100 corporate members and 36,000 individuals, the association provides a forum to increase knowledge and to network with prominent individuals and technology leaders in various specialized fields.

Scott is actively involved in the defense industry, working with the U.S. Military, research institutions and private industry to develop gases used to calibrate instruments that detect toxic industrial compounds (TICs). Homeland Security products engineered by Scott are in addition to first-response and industrial safety products that include numerous types of calibration gases used by a wide variety of instruments. Scott products provide reliable calibration of detectors to ensure fast, on-scene detection, identification and quantification of TICs. Scott's Technical Services Group works with customers to develop custom products that meet highly specialized application requirements.

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

For more information about Scott Homeland Security products, as well as other Scott products and services, browse the website http://www.scottecatalog.com, call 800-21-SCOTT, or email to e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Scott Specialty Gases Develops Growing Array of Calibration Products for Homeland Security Applications

Scott Specialty Gases develops growing array of calibration products for Homeland Security applications

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases recently announced it has expanded its product line to include calibration gases for instruments used to detect chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Scott's increasing involvement in Homeland Security is a result of requests from the U.S. Military and from companies that are developing specialized instruments and detectors to identify CWAs. Some of the products are "standard" gas mixtures such as cyanogen chloride, phosgene and hydrogen cyanide. Scott's Research and Development and Technical Services groups also work with customers to develop custom products to meet highly specialized application requirements.

Scott Specialty Gases currently partners with INFICON, who provides vital chemical identification systems for immediate, on-site detection and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOC), such as toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, in air, water, and soil. INFICON's HAPSITE® Smart Chemical ID System is used at home and overseas to provide fast, on-scene detection, identification and quantification of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and CWAs. SCOTTY® Transportables, manufactured by Scott, are at the heart of this remarkable GC/MS. Containing both calibration and carrier gases, Scott's products are an integral feature of the HAPSITE Smart's portability and ease-of-use.

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

For more information about Scott products and services, browse the website http://www.scottgas.com/, call 800-21-SCOTT or email to e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Fenwal Introduces New Intermittent Pilot Gas Ignition Controls

Fenwal introduces two new products to its existing series of gas ignition controls. The new Fenwal 35-73 and 36-63 Intermittent Pilot Gas Ignition Controls are ideal for use in commercial cooking equipment, HVAC and hydronic systems, boilers, and furnace applications. Both are available in line voltage and 24 VAC.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- Fenwal Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of standard and customized automatic gas ignition and temperature controls for commercial and industrial OEM customers, introduces two new products to its existing series of gas ignition controls. The new Fenwal 35-73 and 36-63 Intermittent Pilot Gas Ignition Controls are ideal for use in commercial cooking equipment, HVAC and hydronic systems, boilers, and furnace applications. Both are available in line voltage and 24 VAC.

Fenwal’s Intermittent Pilot Gas Ignition Controls are microprocessor-based and polarity insensitive for easy installation. Featuring precise, repeatable timing sequences, they provide TFI times up to 120 secs, local and remote flame sense options, thermostat/power off and automatic reset options, and on-board diagnostics with LED blink code output to simplify troubleshooting.

Suitable for controlling pilot and main gas valves, monitoring flame, and igniting LP and natural gas burners in a variety of equipment, Fenwal’s Intermittent Pilot Gas Ignition Controls are CSA certified and available in three configurations: bare board, with case and cover, and potted version (35-73 only) for wash down and extreme vibration protection.

Free samples configured to specific application requirements are available to qualified OEMs directly from Fenwal’s manufacturing facility in Ashland, Massachusetts. Detailed literature can be found at www.fenwalcontrols.com. Pricing, availability and stocking programs for production volumes are available upon request.

For more information or to qualify for a free sample, contact Fenwal Controls at 1-800-FENWAL-1or go to www.fenwalcontrols.com.

About Fenwal Controls
Founded in 1935 as the manufacturer of the patented THERMOSWITCH® temperature controller, Fenwal Controls (www.fenwalcontrols.com) now offers a broad range of agency-approved gas ignition and temperature controls. Fenwal Controls has a long history of providing standard and custom engineered solutions for many industries including HVAC, hydronics, commercial cooking, and fire protection. Fenwal Controls is a division of Kidde-Fenwal and has both domestic and international sales offices.

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Kia Heavy Industries and Hyundai Machine Tools Join Forces with the Formation of Hyundai-Kia Machine America Corporation

Kia Heavy Industries and Hyundai Machine Tools, both individually well known and respected in the United States and worldwide as important manufacturers of metal cutting machines, will henceforth join forces under the new name of Hyundai-Kia Machine America Corporation. The new company will be headquartered at the East Rutherford, New Jersey office. They will also be maintaining a technical and sales center in Chicago, Illinois.

Rutherford, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- Two Well-Known & Respected Machine Tool Manufacturing Companies Kia Heavy Industries and Hyundai Machine Tools Join Forces with the Formation of Hyundai-Kia Machine America Corporation

Kia Heavy Industries and Hyundai Machine Tools, both individually well known and respected in the United States and worldwide as important manufacturers of metal cutting machines, will henceforth join forces under the new name of Hyundai-Kia Machine America Corporation. The new company will be headquartered at the East Rutherford, New Jersey office. They will also be maintaining a technical and sales center in Chicago, Illinois.

Kia Heavy Industries was founded in 1976 as a subsidiary of Kia Motors. Kia Heavy Industries USA Corp. was established in 1989 and has been engaged in the sale, import, and export of machining tools, as well as parts & service. In 1999 Hyundai Motors took over Kia Motors maintaining both brands. With a network of dealers and a product line of over 50 machines including CNC turning center, CNC boring machine as well as horizontal and vertical machining centers, Kia has consistently stood ready to meet their customer’s needs with strong sales, service and parts supplies. These 15 years of effort have positioned Kia as one of the leading companies in the US metalworking industry.

Hyundai Machine Tools was founded in 1990 by Hyundai Motors, who then established Hyundai Machine Tools America in 1994. Hyundai Machine Tools has been producing nearly 3600 units per year ranging from various CNC machines - lathes, vertical turning centers, vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, and large vertical lathes.

Hyundai-Kia Machine foresees strong growth in the US market having combined the strengths of Hyundai Machine Tools and Kia Heavy Industries. They have a large installed base in a wide range of industries including automotive parts, aircraft parts, presses, industrial machinery, robots as well as many others. With their extensive, highly productive and respected line of economical turning centers, and their increased technical support their outlook is good for the coming years.

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Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Proudly Announces the 5,000th Swiss Type Machine Installation in the United States

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc. is proud to announce the installation of its 5,000th. Swiss-type lathe in the United States. Carolina Precision Manufacturing, located in Mooresville, North Carolina, is the recipient of this milestone machine sale. Carolina Precision is a manufacturer of safety equipment and currently has 16 Citizen Machines in its facility.

Allendale, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Inc. is proud to announce the installation of its 5,000th. Swiss-type lathe in the United States. Carolina Precision Manufacturing, located in Mooresville, North Carolina, is the recipient of this milestone machine sale. Carolina Precision is a manufacturer of safety equipment and currently has 16 Citizen Machines in its facility.

Mr. Atsuya Abe, President of Marubeni Citizen-CINCOM presented Mr. Gary Bruner, President of Carolina Precision, a Citizen clock and a special certificate proclaiming the L-32 Model recently installed as the official 5,000th Citizen in the states.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom was founded in 1984 to market and service Citizen’s CINCOM (CItizen Numerically COntrolled Machines) family of Swiss-type turning centers. This venture represents the amalgamation of two of Japan’s largest and most highly regarded companies, Marubeni Corp. and Citizen Watch Company.

Since its inception, MCC has successfully made CINCOM machines the most widely accepted Swiss-type turning centers in the world. These machines are used extensively to manufacture an array of products, including medical instruments, electronics, fiber optics, automobiles, business machines, aerospace, defense, firearms, tools, valves, fasteners, and many others.

In the US, MCC is headquartered in Allendale, NJ, and maintains sales-service offices in both California and Illinois. These three offices are responsible for supporting a nationwide network of 26 distributors located throughout the United States.

For more information on the full line of Citizen Machines and for the Distributor closest to you, please log on www.marucit.com.

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April 15, 2022

No Offense, But You Smell: An Odious Job for HR Professionals is Confronting Employees About Body Odor, HR.BLR.com Poll Finds

A recent online poll at HR.BLR.com found that it’s usually the human resource professional who gets stuck with the uncomfortable task.of telling a co-worker that he or she has offensive body odor. Three out of four HR managers responded yes to the question: “Have you ever had to confront an employee about body odor?” .

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Telling a co-worker that he or she has offensive body odor is not a pleasant job for anyone – but as the guardians of all things having to do with people, it’s usually the human resource professional who gets stuck with this uncomfortable task.

HR.BLR.com (“State HR Answers and Tools Online”) asked human resource managers in an online poll: “Have you ever had to confront an employee about body odor?” Of the 633 participants, 74 percent said yes; 26 percent said no. The poll was conducted March 24-31.

“When our subscribers pose HR policy questions to us, it’s striking how often they ask for guidance on how to deal with this issue,” said HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood. “They need to address something that’s disrupting the workplace, but they also want to do it with a minimum of embarrassment – to themselves, and to the employee.”

While there is no “rulebook” for confronting an odorous employee, HR.BLR.com offers these tips to employers:

· You must talk to the employee – not leave an anonymous note or a can of deodorant on his desk. Just hold the conversation privately, discreetly, and with as much sensitivity as possible.

· Realize that diet or a medical condition might be responsible for the problem. You might suggest, therefore, that the employee visit a doctor. You might also bring the company nurse into the conversation, if you have one.

· Stress that this isn’t merely a personal matter – it’s a workplace disruption that must be dealt with.

· Don’t be upset if the employee, out of embarrassment, seeks to end the conversation as soon as possible. Just schedule a follow-up meeting in a few days to make sure the problem is being resolved.

Ultimately, making one employee uncomfortable now will help to retain others. For more tips on retention, download “99 Ways to Manage Employees,” a free special report from Business and Legal Reports: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS10

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

Contact: HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood

860 510-0100 x 2283

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Creative Materials Announces Expansion

New lab space, new sales reps to serve increasing customer demands for custom materials.

Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Creative Materials Inc. has recently expanded its research and development laboratory located in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, and hired six new sales representatives in North America. The laboratory is used to custom formulate conductive adhesives, coatings and inks, as well as encapsulants, used in applications for the microelectronics, biotechnology, electronics, electrical, medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace/defense markets. Current R&D; projects include developing new materials for RFID technology, Department of Defense applications and medical research devices.

By working closely with customers, Creative Materials reduces the time it takes for a manufacturer to develop a new product from prototype to full-scale production. Sales representatives have been added to provide local customer support in the following territories: Ontario, Canada; Florida and Puerto Rico; Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Western Wisconsin; Michigan; Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

“We are pleased to add representation in key areas of North America, because the closer we get to the customer, the better we can support and serve them,” said Ron Lilly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We continue looking for experienced sales reps in the Midwest, Northwest and Southeastern states other than Florida.”

“With our new lab, we can support our customers’ growing spectrum of applications, and respond quickly to their inquiries. This will give us the opportunity to explore new technologies,” said Victor Borges, manager of technical services. “If a customer needs a new material formulation to build their product, we can make it, or we can reformulate one of our 1,000 plus existing products.”

Creative Materials has built a reputation for excellence in quality and consistency of its products. “When we make a product, it’s the same every time,” Borges said. “Our customers’ success depends upon our consistency. I am very pleased with our new laboratory because it provides my team with the space and equipment we need to do excellent work.”


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

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Uncovered Window Wells Trap Children

Uncovered window wells become even more hazardous this time of year, as children start playing—and exploring—outdoors. The cure can create new safety hazards if covers are bolted or locked down to prevent emergency egress from the basement.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Uncovered window wells become even more hazardous this time of year, as children start playing—and exploring—outdoors. The cure can create new safety hazards if covers are bolted or locked down to prevent emergency egress from the basement.

“Buy a cover that supports adult weight, locks from the outside to keep out intruders and overly-curious kids, and unlocks from the inside if you need to get out of your basement in a hurry,” advises custom window well cover manufacturer Glynn Kierstein.

“A quality-built window well cover will provide many years of peace of mind and protection for a very modest investment—especially when considering the price you may pay for poor quality or no protection at all,” adds Kierstein, maker of the Coverwell™ custom window well cover.

Selecting a suitable window well cover can be perplexing. Following are tips to help you decide:

1. Address strength and durability. Generally, the more you’re willing to spend, the more strength and longevity you buy. If you want the cover to support the weight of a child or adult, a major safety consideration, you’ll want a higher-end plastic or metal cover. And, how long does it need to last without discoloring or falling apart?

2. Assess less-obvious functionality. Other important functional issues include sloping to allow water run off, ability to cover windows that extend above the walls, construction that prevents wind vibration, and ability to eliminate up to 15% of heat loss through the windows. Think about what you want the cover to cover in terms of specialized functional needs.

3. Assess aesthetics. A good-looking window well cover can add to property value. Think about form versus function. If, for example, you want the cover to look good for appraisal or resale purposes, buy accordingly.

4. Consider security. Crime statistics show that 4% of burglars gain access through basement windows. Think about the security benefits of a locking window well cover.

5. Consider emergency safety. Think about egress issues when buying a cover. Type of installation and locking systems will determine the ability to exit in case of a fire or other emergency.

6. Get fit. Decide how well you want the cover to fit, both a form and function consideration. Well-fitting covers help ensure best function (e.g., no gapping that allows in excessive moisture) and, obviously, can look better than the result of fitting a square peg into a round hole.

7. Examine ventilation. Proper ventilation prevents condensation and heat buildup. Determine the importance of ventilation and buy accordingly.

8. Get light. Some covers block considerable light—either because of the type of construction or rapid discoloration. Decide how much light you want, and select a cover that won’t easily discolor.

9. Mount up. Think about whether the cover will be mounted to the well or wall. Generally, the less standard your requirements, the more customization will be required.

10. Clean up. Ease of cleaning either the well or the cover should be factored into the buying decision. Easy cover removal, self-cleaning aspects and portability are factors to consider.

A well-covered window well can add peace of mind, safety, security and value to your property.

For more information, visit www.coverwell.com; or contact Kierstein tollfree at 1-877-772-4251 (303-429-7002 inside Colorado).

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Guden Introduces Leg Leveling Glides

H. A. Guden Co., Inc. introduces a new line of Leg Leveling Glides available in a variety of sizes and shapes. The addition of glides to Guden’s offerings is part of their ongoing effort to supply more and more industrial hardware components to designers and engineers with little time to search for individual sources.

Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- H. A. Guden Co., Inc. introduces a new line of Leg Leveling Glides available in a variety of sizes and shapes. The addition of glides to Guden’s offerings is part of their ongoing effort to supply more and more industrial hardware components to designers and engineers with little time to search for individual sources.


Guden’s Leg Leveling Glides are available in heights of 1.00” to 2.50” with base diameters of .875” to 1.70”. Other features include hex or round bases, swivel or rigid stems, and slotted or square points for making height adjustments. In terms of durability, the glides are made of zinc-plated steel with metal or rubber feet. Guden can also supply custom glides to meet a customer’s individual requirements.

Some of the many applications for Leg Leveling Glides include furniture, dividers, sheet metal enclosures, point-of-purchase displays, gaming units, shelving, cabinetry, vending machines, appliances and kiosks.

Technical drawings, purchasing and immediate delivery are all available by phone, fax and online at www.guden.com.

Established in 1920, Guden is an ISO 9000:2000 Registered Company.

For more information, contact H. A. Guden Co., Inc., 99 Raynor Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6634, 800-344-6437 or Fax 631-737-2933, [email protected]

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Israel Diamond Institute Emphasizes New Trends at BASELWORLD

The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) annual breakfast press conference at BASELWORLD 2005 will focus on some of the newest trends in today's diamond industry

(PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI - http://www.diamond-il.co.il) annual breakfast press conference at BASELWORLD 2005 will focus on some of the newest trends in today's diamond industry. The press conference, to be held on April 1st, 2005 at 8:45am in the Osaka Samarkand Congress Room of the Basel Convention Center, will present a a look at "Challenges Facing the Diamond Industry in the Luxury Product Market" by Shmuel Schnitzer, President of the Israel Diamond Exchange and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. In addition, a panel discussion on "Trends in Fancy Colored Diamonds" will feature representatives of two of Israel's leading companies in this field: Eden Rachminov of Rachminov Diamonds and Shmuel Polnauer of Herskovits & Polnauer Ltd.. The press event will be held under the auspices of Israel's Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Aviv Shir-On, and will be attended by the Economic Attache to Switzerland, Joseph Akerman.


IDI will once again have its traditional PR booth at the Basel fair in Hall 3.1, Stand NO1. In addition, a strong presence of Israeli diamantaires will be felt, with dozens of Israeli diamantaires exhibiting independently, mainly in Halls 3 and 6. Among the companies exhibiting are: A. Schwartz & Sons (M30), Afic Diamond Ltd. (C30), Avi Paz Fancy Ltd. (M11), Dalumi Diamonds Ltd. (G38), Dany Avlas Diamonds (C10), E.F.D. Diamonds Ltd. (D11), Fancy Diamonds Herskovits & Polnauer Ltd. (D21), Gemerald Ltd. - S. Juwal & Co. (C10), Gemstar-Eshed (C14), Kristal Diamonds Ltd. (D21), M. Schnitzer & Co. (E44), Rachminov Diamond Co. Ltd. (H50), Schachter & Namdar Group (C33), The Fourever Concept (C20), Tzoffey's (G40) and Yei-Yahalomei Espeka International Ltd. (M44).

IDI Chairman Simcha Lustig said that this year the Israel diamond industry would be looking towards greater penetration of European markets, in addition to continuing to develop traditional markets, such as the United States and the Far East. "Europe is a major market and the closest one to Israel geographically. Our participation in BASELWORLD, as well as in the other major European shows, underscores our keen interest in developing these markets. We intend to hold several high-level diamond trade missions to Europe in the coming months," Lustig said.

In 2004, the Israel diamond industry saw the highest level of polished exports ever, exceeding $6.3 billion. Since the beginning of 2005 polished exports have continued to rise by over 11%, and are expected to continue that trend for the full year.

For more news visit the Israeli diamond portal news section at:
http://www.diamond-il.co.il/English/news.aspx?boneID=409

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Research and Markets : View and Discover the Top European Manufacturing Companies Today

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c15663) has announced the addition of The Top 100 Food Manufacturing Companies in Europe to their offering

Dublin (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c15663) has announced the addition of The Top 100 Food Manufacturing Companies in Europe to their offering.

The food manufacturing industry is one of Europe's largest and most important industry sectors and its third-biggest employer. This report, published in March 2005, profiles the Top 100 companies in the sector. It includes companies from the British Isles, Iberia, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic and Poland.

This report comprises full profile information for each company, including:
- Full Company Contact Information – Addresses, Telephone and Fax numbers, Emails, Websites and Headquarters/Parent Company
- Key Company Decision Makers – from CEO and Main Board to Key Senior Managers
- Specialised Fields such as Employment, Company Activities, Turnover, Year Established, Ownership
- SIC and NAICS Classifications

Report Target Market includes:
1). Food Manufacturing Companies
Usage: Competitive/Financial Analysis and Partner/Alliance Identification
2.) Suppliers to Food Manufacturing Companies
Usage: Identification of Top Potential Customers and Key Decision Makers
3.) Food Distributors/Wholesalers/Retailers
Usage: Identification of Suppliers

Companies in this report manufacture a range of food products including:
- Dairy Products
- Frozen/Chilled Foods
- Ready-Meals/Convenience Foods
- Meat and Fish Based Products
- Potato Products
- Sauces
- Jams and Preserves
- Confectionary
- Biscuits and Cakes
- Breakfast Cereals
- Snack Foods

Note: Most companies will be fully aware of the major players in the sector, like Danone, Nestlé and Unilever but this report looks at all 100 of the top companies in the sector.

Report data field structure is as follows:
-Company Name
-Mailing Address
-Street Address
-Company Telephone
-Company Fax
-Company Email
-Company Web Address
-Parent Company Name
-Parent Company Address
-Parent Company Telephone
-Employment (Individual site/All sites)
-Top Executives
-Company Activities
-SIC Code(s)
-NAICS Code(s)
-Location Status
-Turnover €m
-Year Established
-Ownership

Reasons to read this report:
- Learn more about your target markets and target companies
- Access well-written, comprehensive and up-to-date research on all 100 major players in a market
- Identify which companies dominate your major markets

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c15663

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
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SimSci-Esscor Dynamic Process Simulation Solution Now Offers Improved Performance and Enhanced Ease of Use

The SimSci-Esscor unit of Invensys Process Systems has announced a new version of its DYNSIM dynamic simulation program. The DYNSIM software is used for engineering design and operator training. Version 4.0 of the DYNSIM software includes an improved pressure flow solution algorithm, improved data entry usability, a more powerful controller model, and thermodynamic data customisation. The DYNSIM simulator can be used in a variety of industrial process applications including refining, oil and gas processing, LNG, petrochemical, and chemical process simulation.

(PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Version 4.0 includes a new pressure flow solver that simplifies simulation configuration while improving performance and maintaining solution robustness. The new version is also enhanced to identify the minimum information required to develop and execute a dynamic simulation model, allowing users to quickly develop simulations without sacrificing flexibility and functionality for the advanced user. The software includes enhancements to the controller algorithms designed to enable them to more closely match the control algorithms found in actual plant control systems. Users can also interface with a thermodynamic data management system to customise component and thermodynamic data. In addition, Version 4.0 has a valve sizing utility and has been enhanced to provide more accurate vessel depressuring calculations.

As part of SimSci-Esscor’s SIM4ME common modeling environment, the DYNSIM simulator enables users to leverage simulation model equity, providing a powerful, cost-effective improvement over legacy dynamic simulators. It excels in plant simulation by allowing the use of the same model in multiple applications such as process design studies, control evaluations and checkouts, operator training, and operational analysis.

The DYNSIM software is integrated with SimSci-Esscor’s flagship PRO/II process simulation program that performs rigorous mass and energy balances for a wide range of plant processes. The solution opens and automatically translates steady-state PRO/II simulations into DYNSIM dynamic simulations. Starting from existing PRO/II simulations increases engineering efficiency since less time is required to redevelop models for each application. Also, data discrepancies can be avoided when engineers deploy the same model in each application, which increases technical accuracy and provides higher levels of overall simulation reliability.

“As part of the SIM4ME development roadmap, SimSci-Esscor continues to advance the DYNSIM product’s position as the leading dynamic simulator in the process industries with new releases that deliver significant value to our customers,” said Alastair Fraser, vice president of Invensys’ SimSci-Esscor unit. “Customers can exploit their existing model equity in the PRO/II simulations to gain advantages over the entire plant life span.” Engineers and operators can use the DYNSIM software to perform basic design studies, operational troubleshooting, control system checkouts and comprehensive evaluations of standard and emergency operational procedures. It enables superior control system design and revamp while shortening commissioning time. It can routinely help prevent production interruptions while increasing plant efficiency and safety. Operators can also use it to improve and test emergency response procedures to prevent expensive equipment damage in a risk free environment.

The DYNSIM software is part of SimSci-Esscor’s Dynamic Simulation Suite (DSS), which provides the full power of rigorous dynamic simulation and control emulation for plant engineers, operators, and managers. DSS programs include the DYNSIM simulator, the FSIM Plus Foxboro I/A emulator and the TRISIM Plus Triconex emulator.

The DYNSIM dynamic simulation program is powered by the SIM4ME common modeling environment, which is designed by SimSci-Esscor to help businesses build open computing solutions for the process industries. Based on a model-centric design, the SIM4ME environment hosts SimSci-Esscor’s comprehensive process simulation, optimization and control system emulation programs.

For more information about SimSci-Esscor, please go to
http://www.simsci-esscor.com/us/eng/company/default.htm

About SimSci-Esscor
SimSci-Esscor, an operating unit of Invensys plc, is a leader in the development and deployment of industrial process simulation software and systems for a variety of industries, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, electrical power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and engineering and construction. SimSci-Esscor solutions enable clients to minimise capital requirements, optimise facility performance, and maximise returns on investments in producing assets. SimSci-Esscor supports more than 750 client companies in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit the SimSci-Esscor Web site at www.simsciesscor.com.

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

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

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

Invensys;, Wonderware; Foxboro; Marcam; Triconex; SimSci-Esscor; Digital Coriolis; DolPhin; APV; and Eurotherm, PRO/II, are trademarks or servicemarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands and product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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500 to Unlimited: Beach Access Now Offers Two Versions of the Popular E-Z-MRP

500 to Unlimited: Beach Access Now Offers Two Versions of the Popular E-Z-MRP

(PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Leasing options are also available.

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

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Minnesota-Based PRONTO ERP Partners With Mississauga-Based OTI

Minnesota-Based PRONTO ERP Partners with Mississauga-Based OTI

(PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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TR Cutler and Peggy Smedley to Address PRONTO North America Users Conference

TR Cutler and Peggy Smedley to Address PRONTO North America Users Conference

(PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
952-942-5858
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Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. Signs Exclusive Agreement with the Nations Largest Waste Container Manufacturer

Wastequip will begin manufacturing and marketing Concrete Washout Systems containers.

Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 14, 2022 - Concrete Washout Systems, Inc., (CWS) announced today that Wastequip Manufacturing, the nations largest solid and liquid waste container manufacturer, has signed an exclusive agreement and will begin manufacturing and marketing the patent pending concrete washout systems containers.

Wastequip, Inc. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since its founding in 1989, Wastequip has become one of the largest manufacturers, designers, and marketers of equipment to collect, process, and transport solid and liquid waste materials. The company's products include a variety of metal containers used for the collection of waste materials, balers, compactors, roll-off hoists, and vehicle mounted vacuum units. For more information visit http://www.wastequip.com .

"We welcome the opportunity to work with Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. in providing the building trades and concrete industries with a quality, cost-effective, and environmentally compliant alternative to their concrete washout needs," stated Bob Rasmussen, president and chief executive officer of Wastequip.

"We are very pleased to have Wastequip as an exclusive manufacturing and marketing partner with the market share they represent. With our other exclusive manufacturer for the west coast, we have aligned ourselves with the two largest container manufacturers in the United States," stated Mark Jenkins, President of Concrete Washout Systems, Inc. "Wastequip is at the forefront of their industry because they maintain a strong commitment and personal interest with their clients and they seek out new technologies, such as ours, that impact their client's business and ultimately their client's bottom line. We believe with their assistance and our aggressive expansion plans, we will have operations in most if not every state within a relatively short period of time," added Mr. Jenkins.

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

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

Contact:
Roger Engelsgaard
Concrete Washout Systems, Inc.
1-877-2-WASHOUT
Fax: (916) 689-0592
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www.concretewashout.com

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April 14, 2022

Worlds Largest Recycling Trend - Anglers Fishing the Environmental Way

For over 112 years bottlers have been using billions of metal bottle caps every year to bottle their product. Where do you thing all these metal bottle caps go? Parks, rivers, streams, lakes, nature trails and of course landfill sites.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- Canadian Norm Price has started not only the worlds largest clean up trend, but also the world's largest fishing trend. Norm Price from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has opened two companies. Hooked On Recycling which has students, clubs, bars, Scouts, pubs, restaurants, schools and communities from all over the North America catching on. They are collecting as many beer and soda caps as they can. Some of them are passed on to The Original Bottle Cap Lure Company. The Original Bottle Cap Lure Company hires students to manufacture The Bottle Cap into fishing lures. Budweiser, Coors, Labatt, Molson, Coca-Cola and many other brands. Some beverage companies have laid claims on the discarded bottle caps., wanting to take legal action against Mr. Price. “Your claiming these bottle caps are yours?” asked Mr. Price. “Then will you be responsible for the clean up of all the caps that have been discarded.”

Mr. Price told them that indeed they are not totally responsible, for the bottle cap is charged four times before landing in the landfill sites. Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, and ending with the consumer. Mr. Price has asked the breweries to sponsor a fishing contest by using these recycled Bottle Cap Lures. Brand against brand. They still would not take the bait. While looking for other sponsors, Mr. Price has put together The Battle of the Brands, which is free for the public. Have a look at the website http://www.bottlecaplure.com

The Bottle Cap Lure Company is gaining traction just before Mother's Day & Father's Day. It makes a unique gift made with a recycled product.

The Hot New Lures are also featured in the April Issue of Field & Stream Fishing Magazine. It has also was front page of the Milwaukee Journal

The Original Bottle Cap Lure is also used by 3 Time Canadian Sport Fishing Champion Andy Vander Ploeg. He has won 3 years in a row with the use of the Bottle Cap Lure.

The Bottle Cap Lures can also be custom printed with any company's logo on them.

Hooked On Recycling...Hooked On America...Hooked On News...Hooked On Canada

http://hookedonrecycling.com

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Waste Management Company has New Owner with an Attitude

Cash Flow Equipment, a leading waste management and trash compactor equipment distributor, has a new owner with an attitude against businesses paying more than they should for garbage removal.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- With 10 years in the waste management industry, Cash Flow Equipment, a leading waste management and trash compactor equipment distributor, introduced their new owner at Salute of Bellevue last week during an industry function.


Cash Flow Equipment specializes in analyzing existing waste removal expenses for apartment buildings, office buildings and any business that produces an inordinate amount of garbage. After running a waste analysis on your business.

Cash Flow Equipment can determine immediately if a trash compactor will benefit the business. Waste Management is becoming more on the forefront as rates constantly increase and businesses are looking for efficient and cost-effective methods to maximize cash flow and increase property values.

“Why wait to budget for a capital item like this one to save you cash. Every month that passes and you don’t have a trash compactor, you are spending extra money you will never see again,” said Jeremiah Roberson, new President of Cash Flow Equipment. “It amazes me how often investors and property managers believe garbage expenses are a fixed expense like all other utility expenses. This could not be further from the truth”.

Jeremiah Roberson has 11 years of experience being an asset manager, managing real estate investments throughout the Puget Sound. After realizing how much value and cash flow these machines added to the bottom line, he decided to purchase the company and utilize his network of other real estate professionals in the industry.

About Cash Flow Equipment: Cash Flow Equipment, a leading waste management and equipment distributor, is dedicated to providing high quality waste management and material handling equipment with exceptional customer service. They are located in Bellevue, Washington.

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Are you providing for your product design teams success?

Do you believe that since your design team has all the tools they need and you have formal program management in place they have what they need to be successful? Designers are dreamers and creators by nature and that must be fostered. They key to getting the most from your team is funneling the creativity into specific deliverables to meet your business needs. Design tools will not provide this focus and program management is far too removed from the design details. You must create processes within design for managing the details of design execution to augment what your formal design tools provide.

Chandler, AZ April 11, 2022 – You want your design team to be a creative, allowing innovative new products to fill you product portfolio. You also want then to execute to the plan to bring these innovative products to market per the plan. The mix of a highly creative nature rolled in with skills to execute to plan does not come naturally to a team. What tends to happen is we assume that tools and program management cover the execution details while allowing the creative nature of the team to flow. This assumption is rarely valid. You must explicitly stimulate the team’s execution skills.

Design tools will not manage all of design processes and program management does not offer the depth into the design details to be affective in the particulars. You must manage the design from within, concentrating on the details of interactions and deliverables between designers and the design team’s external customers such as test, product and marketing functions. The processes to manage the design execution are your “tools” and they must be developed within the design team. Examples of these process tools would include travelers, checklists, engineering specification content, team meetings, specification change management, best practices, lessons learned, review procedures and specification closure procedures.

The key in development of these tools for managing your design process is that it is joint effort between the design team, test, product engineering and program management. Everyone on the product development team has needs and the entire team must reach consensus on who is doing what and the specific deliverables of each step. Consensus first followed up by the necessary documentation “tools” to confirm the plan. Ferret out any issues, get them on the table, address them and build up your tools to remove them as a continuing issue. Do not assume that the formal design tools are managing all the details of your entire design process.

About Jorvig Consulting, Inc.
Jorvig Consulting provides services to enhance product design team processes. Their main goal is allowing the team freedom from surprises during execution. http://www.jorvigconsulting.com

Contact Information:
Jeff Jorvig at 480-895-0478, e-mail protected from spam bots

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Localization World Scheduled May 31 – June 2, 2005, in Bonn, Germany

Localization World — a conference devoted to localization — will be held on May 31 – June 2, 2005, in Bonn, Germany. The three-day event consists of one day of preconference workshops and two days of conference sessions, exhibitions and networking.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- What does the EU expansion mean for your company and products? How can you market to different cultures and languages?

As business people seek new markets for their products and members of the public sector strive to serve multiple publics, it becomes critical to properly adapt products and services to specific languages and foreign cultures. The process of adapting a product, service or software to a language or culture so that it seems native is called localization.

Companies that want to know more about localization — and how to do it right — will have the opportunity to learn at Localization World, May 31 – June 2, 2005, in Bonn, Germany. The three-day event consists of one day of preconference workshops and roundtables, and two days of conference sessions, exhibitions and networking.

“Experts from around the world will help attendees learn about management and technical issues,” says Donna Parrish, publisher of the magazine MultiLingual Computing & Technology and one of the organizers of Localization World.

“Since the European Union was enlarged from 15 to 25 countries,” Parrish said, “the number of official languages increased from 11 to 20 which will affect many businesses and institutions. “We’ve designed this conference to appeal to localization professionals and managers, both on the customer side and service side to help them deal with these challenges.”

The theme of the conference is "Double the Language Challenge," with three concurrent tracks and presentations by professionals in the world of global business and technology. Localization World Bonn 2005 will have a special emphasis on marketing communications (marcom), the public sector and the European Union. Sessions and roundtables will also address translation automation, the needs of the automotive industry, medical device manufacturing and software publishing.

On June 1, top executives from Bowne, Microsoft, SDL, SAP and Oracle will lead a keynote panel discussion on the new challenges in Europe. On June 2, author David Arnold will make a keynote presentation on “Global Power Brands.”

Localization is a vital function around the world. Representatives from 35 countries attended the last event in Bonn. Localization World Bonn is produced by MultiLingual Computing, Inc., and The Localization Institute in cooperation with The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA).

Advance registration discounts are available through April 15. More information about the event can be found at http://www.localizationworld.com

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Select Conveyers, Elevators and Process Solution Firms

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Select Conveyers, Elevators and Process Solution Firms

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

Minnesota Elevator, Inc. (MEI), Mankato, Minnesota, specializes in the manufacture, installation, modernization, and servicing of various types of elevators. Every elevator produced by MEI is individually engineered. Past work has included round and baseball-diamond-shaped passenger car platforms, 40,000 lbs. capacity freight cars, and 60,000 lbs. capacity truck lifts. MEI went live with Encompix on November 1, 2004.

Located in Rochester, New York, Cross Bros. specializes in providing both standard and custom conveyors, product pick and place assemblies, justification devices, and other material-handling equipment. Cross Bros. completed their Encompix implementation on July 1, 2004.

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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500 to Unlimited: The New E-Z-MRP Business Model

500 to Unlimited: The new E-Z-MRP Business Model

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Leasing options are also available.

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

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Canadian VAR OTI Partners With PRONTO ERP

Canadian VAR OTI Partners with PRONTO ERP

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
-Fully integrated
-User definable options to tune the systems functionality
-A support system to back up our customers
-Functionality
-GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
-Equipment rentals and tracking
-Service maintenance
-Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
-Email & Fax capability
-Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
-CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
-Advanced Warehousing
-Scan Pack
-Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Contact Information:
Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
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Peggy Smedley and TR Cutler to Address PRONTO North America Users Conference

Peggy Smedley and TR Cutler to Address PRONTO North America Users Conference

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.


Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Tom Verzi
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ibg Introduces New Generation of NDT Crack and Structure Test Instruments

A new standard for eddy current testing of automotive components for surface cracks and structure (correct heat treat, case depth, alloy) is being introduced by ibg NDT Systems Corporation. Named eddyvisor ® , the new eddy current instrument line is aimed at both production and laboratory applications, especially for automotive-related components.

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- A new standard for eddy current testing of automotive components for surface cracks and structure (correct heat treat, case depth, alloy) is being introduced by ibg NDT Systems Corporation. Named eddyvisor ® , the new eddy current instrument line is aimed at both production and laboratory applications, especially for automotive-related components. The outstanding features of these new instruments involve a capability for complete test result documentation, easy operation, testing speed and reliability—all common qualities of ibg instruments and turnkey test systems.

Two models of the eddyvisor ® will be available. A switch panel version, called the eddyvisor ® HMI (for Human Machine Interface), is an user-friendly unit that may be installed near the operator for instant visibility during automated production.

The eddyvisor ® MS (Measuring unit, Structure test) actual test instrument may be located distant from the readout mechanism. The two are linked by cable, with the eddyvisor ® MS installed in the switch cabinet or near the test coils. The latter is equipped with up to 32 channels for testing.

A desktop version, called the eddyvisor ® DS (D=Desktop, S= Structure testing) is more suited to a variety of tasks in a laboratory to audit testing, or for small-to-medium-volume production testing. This instrument is equipped with up to 16 test channels.

Converting the eddyvisor ® DS from one test of a part type to another takes only seconds when tolerance fields have been stored.

These new test instruments provide test times in milliseconds and they include USB ports and an Ethernet port. Likely applications include using four test coils in Quattrosorters configuration tested up to 13,000 parts per hour; testing camshaft journals at up to 32 locations; and monitoring hardening processes at several zones on drive shafts.

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Pet Stairz Manufacture of Pet Stairs and Pet Steps are Reaching New Heights with Their Appearance on NBC Today Show Dated 3/23/05 and the CBS Early Morning Show 4/12/05.

Pet Stairz is the manufacture of pet stairs and pet steps line available in 4 sizes from $99-$139.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- Pet Stairz pet safety products will help your pets to new heights. The stylish Stairz enable your pets to navigate furniture, beds, vehicles and pleasurecraft with ease. By taking the Stairz you will help to prevent back and neck injuries that can occur when pets jump to and from high places. Pet stairs and pet steps also help to reduce stress on their bones which helps to increase joint longevity giveing pet owners peace of mind.

Available in four sizes for $99 - $139 MSRP, Stairz are lightweight, portable, can be utilized by small and medium sized breeds and are beneficial to all size pets with joint problems, hip dysplasia and arthritis.

The high-density polyurethane foam is flexible and portable. Each step is individually fabricated and bonded which helps to achieve a higher level of support when subjected to pet weight distribution.

Pet Stairz are shipped in beige shearling fabric. Designer covers are sold separately. Check our website http://www.petstairz.com/ for our selection of additional interchangeable, machine washable covers.

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'Value-Based Pricing' A Key Topic at Dubai Plast Pro 2005

Upcoming Dubai Plast Pro 2005, from 25-27 April, will host a range of presentations on the business and marketing outlook for plastics in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Zurich-based Maack Business Services has organized the eighth congress with industry leaders from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia delivering concurrent sessions.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2022 -- Dr. Hanna Saad, Executive Vice President of Saudi-based Napco Group, will present ‘Value-Based Pricing of Flexible Packaging’ on Wednesday, 27 April at 11:45 am. Key discussion points will include an overview of pricing strategy, the value chain, buying decisions, and the perverse effects of price wars and online reverse auctions on flexible packaging prices.

Dr. Saad is responsible for business and export development at Napco’s Flexible Packaging Division. He also heads an in-house task force to optimize packaging systems for regional petrochemical resin and additive producers.

Dr. Saad has been an executive with Napco Group for 19 years. Previously, he spent 11 years with 3M Europe in France and Belgium.

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About Napco Group
Napco Group is a leading industrial manufacturing group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since 1956, the group has diversified into a wide variety of products and markets, with 11 plants structured within three strategic business units: Consumer Products, Flexible Packaging, and Paper & Containerboard.

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April 13, 2022

Business to Business Marketing Firm Helps Pump-Up Expected Sales Increase of 50-100% for Solar-Powered Water Circulator Manufacturer

Marketing public relations firm uses publicity program to "ring the phone off the hook"— almost tripling sales activity within six months of inauguration.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 4, 2022 -- Power PR, Inc., an industrial marketing public relations firm located in Torrance, California, today releases news of its most recent marketing publicity success: a projected increase of 50-100% in bookings over the previous fiscal year for a manufacturer of solar-powered water circulators. The fact that these gains accrued during the firm's traditionally slow time of year further confirms the effectiveness of a business to business marketing strategy based primarily on PR.

"We already have as many open orders by March as we had for all of last year," says Joel Bleth, President of Pump Systems, Inc. in reference to his SolarBee product. "In terms of the number of units, we will double what we did last year."

Manufactured at the company's headquarters in Dickinson, North Dakota, the SolarBee is a solar powered water circulator that is placed in lakes and estuaries to provide an environmentally friendly solution to controlling harmful blue-green algae. In bodies of water where these units are used, water clarity increases greatly and fish and other aquatic life thrive.

Yet, orders for this innovative solution trickled in slowly when the product was first introduced five years ago. While initially skeptical about trying business to business marketing, Bleth ultimately responded to a two year campaign by John Elliott, President and Founder of the Power PR public relations firm, to assure him that marketing publicity could unleash the huge sales potential for SolarBees.

"I am a very hard person to sell, but John worked on me for two years, calling and asking, 'How's it going?'" says Bleth. "He was very patient and just checked back every six months. I'm glad he did, because working with his team has been wonderful."

Power PR initiated a business to business marketing program for Pump Systems in September of last year, subsequently writing and releasing three, feature-length stories that explained the technology behind the SolarBees. The positive results have been rolling in ever since.

"Since we started with Power PR, the pace of sales activity in the first three months of this fiscal year is double or triple the pace of last year at this time," says Bleth. "Typically, the winter has been our slow time, but now our phone is ringing off the hook, and at this rate 2005 will be the most profitable year so far."

"Your publicity is helping us reach our market in ways that we couldn't have before," continues Bleth. "For instance, an article that appeared in a Canadian trade magazine generated a call from some homeowners on Lake Champlain. We had been working with both the U.S. and Canadian government regarding this lake, but we hadn't gotten very far. But these homeowners who saw the article will now get involved and push that project along."

Power PR has placed more than 15,000 business to business marketing articles since 1994. Contact them at 3711 Lomita Blvd., Suite 200; Torrance, CA 90505; (310) 787-1940; or visit www.Powerpr.com.

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Custom Glass Etching Company Provides On-Site Solutions

On-Site Systems Glass Etching, an experienced etching company, employs the latest technology and the most talented glass artisans to create sophisticated and elegant custom glass etching for commercial, residential, and government buildings.

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- On-Site Systems Glass Etching, one of the largest and most experienced etching companies in the Southeast, employs some of the most talented glass artisans and utilizes the latest technology and techniques to create custom glass etching projects for commercial, residential, and government buildings.

By utilizing specialized glass etching techniques and proprietary glass etching equipment, On-Site Systems Glass Etching is able to perform their etched glass work on the job site, without the mess and dust normally associated with sandblasting. Their custom glass etching projects can be completed in practically any environment, including office interiors, residential interiors, airplanes, automobiles, motor homes, boats, and more.

“We’re known, well-known, for being able to handle custom glass etching projects as small as one piece to as large as thousands of pieces, as well as for getting difficult and sometimes unimaginable projects from the idea through the completion stage,” said Gary Taylor, Project Coordinator of On-Site Systems Glass Etching.

Some glass etching clients at On-Site Systems include:
• Coca-Cola
• Delta Airlines
• Cingular Wireless
• Home Depot
• McDonalds
• Disney

In addition to custom glass etching designs, On-Site Systems Glass Etching also does stone carving, fiberboard, and graphic films to create standard or custom designs. To view the online photo gallery of some of their finest work or to learn more about their custom glass etching services, visit www.On-SiteSystems.com.

About On-Site Systems Glass Etching
On-Site Systems Glass Etching was founded over 20 years ago in a small building by two brothers, Richard and Michael Lindeborg. Now, they have a 10,000 square-foot glass etching facility, a staff of talented artisans, and are hailed as one of the finest custom etching services in the Southeast.

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New Web Site Improves Customer Service for Midwest Manufacturer

Hawthorn Missouri, Inc. uses new Website to combat competition from imports and offers customers additional products and services.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- Hawthorn Missouri Inc., a Midwest manufacturer and distributor of canvas, poly, and vinyl tarps since 1957, announces the launch of a new Website. The site, www.hawthorntarps.com features online ordering, information about tarps used for specific applications, and an online custom tarp builder. Hawthorn’s new site gives customers the opportunity to build their tarp and easily compare the cost difference by adding or subtracting tarp features.

“Many things can affect the price of a tarp besides the size” stated Susan Stiers, Operations Manager at Hawthorn. She went on to explain that fabric type, fabric weight, and grommet placement are all factors in the cost of a tarp. Customers can still email or fax custom tarp specifications, but site visitors can instantly see the cost of their creation. They can also see, for example, that using one type of fabric may be less expensive than another. Customer can use the site to review suggested fabrics for various applications. Wholesale customers can register on the site to view and purchase products at the wholesale price level.

“We wanted to give our customers information at their fingertips that they might need to purchase the best tarp for their intended use” said Ms. Stiers. “Customer service is extremely important to us and the Internet has allowed us to create a feature that would not only save customers time, but help them choose the right product and complete their purchase online.”

ePlus Marketing (www.eplusm.com) was selected by the firm to design and market the site. Ms. Stiers stated she selected ePlus Marketing because she wanted a company that would not just create a site but that had comprehensive marketing strategies to help make the site successful.

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Propelling POS (Point of Sale) “Uptime” Via Power Conditioning

New power conditioners provide “computer grade” power at a surge protector price, enabling retail systems resellers to cost-effectively maintain system reliability while reducing service visits.

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- To combat the increasing instances of phantom problems and untraceable error codes caused by unstable line power, POS dealers and integrators are now turning to power conditioning units that filter “dirty” line power into “clean” power - thus protecting ECRs and other retail systems devices from the temporal damage caused by over-voltages. The fact that new innovations have now brought the price of power conditioning units down to that of a simple surge protector or UPS means that dealers and integrators can cost-effectively ensure POS reliability.

“I’ve become a big believer in power conditioning,” says Ken Golden, President of Turn-key Business Systems, Inc. of Russellville, Arkansas - a provider of sales, service, supplies and support for MICROS and Panasonic point of sale systems. “If I can stop service calls from coming in, then I’m making money.”

The new preference for protection
In response to the shortcomings of previous attempts - such as using a heavy isolation transformer (IT) or surge protector - to combat dirty power, recent technological advancements have now yielded transformer based filtering (TBF) devices that cost-effectively provide clean, filtered power; AKA "computer grade" power.

Developed by SmartPower Systems (www.smartpowersystems.com) of Houston, Texas, these TBF devices incorporate a “smart,” digital, electronic circuit that allows more features - such as prolonged over-voltage protection - at a cost considerably less than that of an IT.

A 2005 report prepared by PowerCET - a power quality consulting, education and training firm based in Santa Clara, California - on behalf of SmartPower, discusses the testing of TBF technology versus ITs by applying IEEE C.62.41 surges of 3000 volts. The results showed that TBF surge attenuation on common mode was less than 0.5 volts, the same as an IT.

Yet, TBF devices also protect against small surges. If line power goes too high (>160VAC) for more than five cycles (80 milliseconds) - powerful enough blow out the power supply and motherboard of ECRs, for example - then the TBF unit cuts the power off to the protected device.

TBF circuitry also addresses a particularly perplexing problem in many point of sale installations - that of ground loop current, which can create havoc in sensitive microprocessors embedded within POS devices. The Smart Ground circuitry within the TBF units avoids this hazard by including an impedance matcher that eliminates ground loop current.

Computer-grade power in practice
“What we look for is a product that is inexpensive, that works, and that will keep us from having phantom support calls,” says Turn-key’s Golden. “When we turn the system on we want the electricity to be correct without any question, and the TBF units are the only way I can guarantee that it’s going to be correct. We use a combination of SmartPower’s UPSs and their Smart Cords depending on the installation. For example, I typically put their cords on all terminals and all printers. The small size is handy, and they are rated at 7-10 amps.”

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Material Handling Equipment Sophistication Growing with Modular Conveyor Systems

DynaCon modular conveyor is alternative to further investments in the material handling equipment boneyard.

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- For many manufacturers, one of the few remaining places to noticeably improve production on the assembly line without extensive alteration of the production process is the material handling equipment and mainly the conveyor system. Traditionally, fixed position steel conveyors have dominated this market, but some manufacturers are discovering the light- to medium-duty DynaCon (www.dynamicconveyor.com) systems that can be reconfigured on the fly and repaired quickly are an alternative that is providing them with an improved system that costs less and gives them the flexibility to reduce downtime to hours, not days.


“It’s all about uptime,” says Paul Kuharevicz, engineer and sales manager for Dynamic Conveyor Corporation, Muskegon, Michigan. “And uptime hinges the capability to run with ‘lights out’ dependability; and the flexibility to reconfigure material handling equipment easily to meet changing production requirements. Uptime also requires ability to repair conveyance systems virtually on the fly, so, if a forklift wipes out a portion of your conveyance system, you don’t have to wait weeks for replacement or repair.”

Kuharevicz adds the DynaCon modular systems are light-to medium-duty in construction, and are not for all manufacturing operations. Yet many manufacturers overlook the more flexible modular solution because they are afraid that such systems can’t take the wear and tear their operations require. However, recent advances in lightweight, high impact plastics have allowed manufacturers to integrate light- to medium-duty modular systems in their material handling equipment that can provide years of reliable service and handle packages weighing up 15-20 lbs. Hence, the growing preference for modular light- and medium-duty DynaCon systems over their expensive and cumbersome fixed-steel counterparts.

“Modular systems are becoming essential for companies who need to move a lot of products on a continuous basis, and reconfigure production lines quickly,” explains Kuharevicz. “Many of these companies simply don’t have a need for fixed length steel conveyors, but they do have a need to move quickly. For example, in the plastics industry, manufacturers producing injection-molded products often need to switch molds and reconfigure their systems to set up for a new run of products. Using lightweight, modular systems enables them to expedite changeovers by pushing the DynaCon system out of the way while they convert the molding equipment, then push the system back into place and get production moving again.”

Modular systems, such as Dynamic Conveyor’s DynaCon line, are composed of lightweight, high-impact plastic units that interlock like Lego building blocks that can quickly be configured to meet the changing logistical needs of manufacturing environments. A wide variety of special sectional components and accessories enable manufacturers to adapt a variety of challenging situations, such as running the system around obstacles, changing belts and even transporting parts underwater.

Unlike more expensive heavy metal conveyor systems, modular conveyors are easy to implement with your material handling equipment and easy to service. Many parts can be replaced in a matter of minutes. Often, DynaCon users stock an inventory of accessories and high-mortality modules, although replacement units are available from the factory on a same-day shipment basis.

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Conveyers, Elevators and Process Solution Firms All Select ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Conveyers, Elevators and Process Solution Firms All Select ETO ERP Leader Encompix

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

Minnesota Elevator, Inc. (MEI), Mankato, Minnesota, specializes in the manufacture, installation, modernization, and servicing of various types of elevators. Every elevator produced by MEI is individually engineered. Past work has included round and baseball-diamond-shaped passenger car platforms, 40,000 lbs. capacity freight cars, and 60,000 lbs. capacity truck lifts. MEI went live with Encompix on November 1, 2004.

Located in Rochester, New York, Cross Bros. specializes in providing both standard and custom conveyors, product pick and place assemblies, justification devices, and other material-handling equipment. Cross Bros. completed their Encompix implementation on July 1, 2004.

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.

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Encompix
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e-Kanban: Lean when Breeding Proactive Suppliers

e-Kanban: Lean when Breeding Proactive Suppliers

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com). “Kanban implies partnership. Both parties have a responsibility to share information and strive towards process improvement. Sounds great in theory but how do you enable it in practice? Share real time “actionable” information between both parties.” This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is achievable.

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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

Datacraft Solutions
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E-Z-MRP Allows Small Manufacturers to Grow Enterprise with New Upgrade System

E-Z-MRP Allows Small Manufacturers to Grow Enterprise with new Upgrade System

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.
Leasing options are also available.

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

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PRONTO ERP Selected by Canadian VAR OTI as Standard for Clients

PRONTO ERP Selected by Canadian VAR OTI as Standard for Clients

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”


The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:
- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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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Peggy Smedley Author of Mending Manufacturing, How American Can Manufacture its Survival to Address Pronto North America Users Conference

Peggy Smedley Author of Mending Manufacturing, How American Can Manufacture its Survival to Address Pronto North America Users Conference

(PRWEB) April 13, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual Pronto North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.


Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the Pronto North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

Pronto North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Tom Verzi
Pronto ERP
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April 12, 2022

Webcom, Inc. to Exhibit at Siebel User Week in Barcelona

Webcom, Inc. to Demonstrate Benefits of WebSource CPQ Integrated with Siebel CRM OnDemand

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, today announced that they will be exhibiting at Siebel User Week with their exclusive distributor in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Webcom Europe. The conference, held by Siebel Systems Inc., a leading provider of business applications software, will take place April 17-20, 2005 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

As the premier Customer Relationship Management (CRM) conference in Europe, Siebel User Week is expected to attract more than 2,000 customers, solution providers, speakers, and presenters. The program includes thought-provoking keynotes, targeted breakout sessions, and networking events that will provide participants with a unique opportunity to deepen their CRM knowledge and acquire the latest information on CRM trends, technology, and best practices. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.siebeluserweek.com/europe .

Event attendees can see first hand how to bridge the gap from opportunity to order with WebSource CPQ and Siebel CRM OnDemand at stand 311. In addition, they can learn about the value of the integrated solution at the session titled Achieving Success with Siebel CRM OnDemand: An Introduction to Hosted CRM.

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).

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New Inventory Control Add-On for ERP Systems

IntelliTrack Application Interface adds Barcode Inventory Control to any ERP system or Accounting Package

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- A new application interface (API) is now available from IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code and RFID tracking software. IntelliTrack API integrates IntelliTrack products with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and accounting packages, to provide barcode scanning, barcode printing, inventory control and wireless mobility.

IntelliTrack API uses XML to synchronize application data between IntelliTrack software and the SQL, text or Oracle back-end of an ERP system or accounting package. The API continuously looks for staged data and events. When something changes on either the ERP/accounting side, or the warehouse side, API recognizes the changes, and synchronizes the data using customer-defined business rules.

“We have added our Inventory Shipping, Receiving and Picking (ISRP) program to Quickbooks. You can have a real strong inventory control system for a small business that does not cost a lot of money,” said James Budniakiewicz, president of IntelliTrack.

“You can also use API to integrate our Warehouse Management System (WMS) Professional edition with robust ERP and MRP systems, such as Datapro, Great Plains, MAS200, or SAP.” Budniakiewicz said. “You can even integrate IntelliTrack WMS Professional with Oracle Small Business Suite or Oracle Manufacturing.”

IntelliTrack ISRP is a scaled down version of IntelliTrack WMS. Both systems help companies large and small to keep track of their warehouse inventory. ISRP and WMS use a SQL database to manage data collected from mobile computers and handheld terminals. With ISRP, data is collected in batch mode, and synchronized with the database when the handheld device is returned to its serial or Ethernet cradle. WMS Professional provides real time communication via a wireless (Wi-Fi) network between the mobile devices and central database. Both products provide the ability to scan and print barcode labels, and perform inventory transactions such as shipping, receiving, picking and putting away.

“Anyone who is selling an ERP system can use our API to build a custom plug-in to interface their product with IntelliTrack. Their system will then have robust warehouse management capabilities, including barcode scanning, barcode printing, and wireless communication with mobile devices. IntelliTrack runs on all major brands of handheld computers, so this is a quick path to success for any ERP vendor,” Budniakiewicz said.

About IntelliTrack, Inc.
IntelliTrack develops bar code and RFID software for business and government applications. In addition to off-the-shelf products, IntelliTrack produces custom data collection software. IntelliTrack software runs on mobile computers from Symbol Technologies, PSC, Intermec, Socket, LXE, Hand Held Products (HHP), American Microsystems (AML), and Unitech. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, IntelliTrack sells software throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 12,000 copies of IntelliTrack software have been deployed on 40,000 mobile computers and wireless terminals worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.intellitrack.net/.

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Electronic Kanban, Not Fax to Signal Replenishment

The use of supermarkets is a kanban best practice. They insure steady availability of material to consuming cells, albeit at a cost of maintaining some inventory buffer.

(PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- The use of supermarkets is a kanban best practice. They insure steady availability of material to consuming cells, albeit at a cost of maintaining some inventory buffer. But how do supermarkets stay stocked at the minimum inventory levels? Manufacturers, like DJ Orthopedics has linked the supermarket electronically to internal suppliers in their machine shop. This level of e-kanban Lean efficiency is accomplished through Signum, the product of Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com).

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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

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Conveyers, Elevators and Process Solution Firms All Select ETO ERP Leader Encompix

Enerfab is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

(PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- Enerfab is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, Enerfab went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

Enerfab has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

Minnesota Elevator, Inc. (MEI), Mankato, Minnesota, specializes in the manufacture, installation, modernization, and servicing of various types of elevators. Every elevator produced by MEI is individually engineered. Past work has included round and baseball-diamond-shaped passenger car platforms, 40,000 lbs. capacity freight cars, and 60,000 lbs. capacity truck lifts. MEI went live with Encompix on November 1, 2004.

Located in Rochester, New York, Cross Bros. specializes in providing both standard and custom conveyors, product pick and place assemblies, justification devices, and other material-handling equipment. Cross Bros. completed their Encompix implementation on July 1, 2004.

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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Number of Parts Defines Manufacturing Market Segmentation

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure.

(PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Leasing options are also available. For more information visit the company’s web site:
http://www.e-z-mrp.com
or call: 858-259-4334
Beach Access Software
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PRONTO ERP Selected by OTI as Standard for Clients

OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984.

(PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements.

Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:

The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

o Fully integrated
o User definable options to tune the systems functionality
o A support system to back up our customers
o Functionality
o GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
o Equipment rentals and tracking
o Service maintenance
o Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
o Email & Fax capability
o Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

o CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
o Advanced Warehousing
o Scan Pack
o Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Contact Information:

Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
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Peggy Smedley of Start Magazine to Address PRONTO North America Users Conference

Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th.

(PRWEB) April 12, 2022 -- Peggy Smedley is the editor of Start Magazine and will be addressing the first annual PRONTO North America Users Conference on Thursday, May 5th. Smedley was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal and authored Mending Manufacturing, How America Can Manufacture its Survival. She is an award-winning journalist.

Wednesday, May 4th, Thomas R. Cutler, CEO of TR Cutler, Inc., author of the Manufacturers Public Relations and Media Guide, Associate Editor of Industrial Connection, and Contributing Editor to InMFG magazine will be addressing the PRONTO North America Users Conference. Cutler is also the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, a group of 2000 journalists writing about various aspects of manufacturing and industrial trends.

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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.

Tom Verzi
PRONTO ERP
952-942-5858
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April 11, 2022

National Noise Epidemic Calls for Soundproofing

Ever increasing noise levels impact millions more each year, causing increased stress, disturbed sleep patterns and a deteriorating quality of life.

Fremont, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 11, 2022 -- Without soundproofing, peace and quiet is almost impossible to achieve. The US Census Bureau estimates a population rise of 5% by 2010, which is a major contributor to the noise problem. Additionally, air traffic is expected to grow 4.3% annually through 2015 and automobile ownership is projected to grow over 15% by 2010 in some areas.

The escalation in noise has resulted in dozens of noise-related lawsuits against next-door neighbors, airports, railroads, nightclubs, supermarkets and dog owners, citing everything from noise-induced hearing loss, non-physical stress and annoyance, noise pollution, to disturbing the peace and quiet.

Many sound walls have been built as a means of soundproofing homes situated next to freeways and other busy traffic areas; unfortunately instead of solving the noise problem, they just “spread it around”. The closest homes have the noise reduced from “very loud” to “loud”, but many more homes have their noise levels changed from a tolerable level into a significant noise problem.

Many home owners, businesses and developers are taking soundproofing into their own hands, rather than expecting someone else to do something about it.

Unable to sleep comfortably previously, a 15th floor apartment dweller on Second Avenue in New York City stated that after soundproofing, the street noise was barely noticeable and sleeping became a pleasure instead of a struggle.

One Louisiana bed-and-breakfast owner had continuous complaints about the noise level from the bar next door. After taking measures to soundproof their establishment, a 150-year old house, the complaints completely stopped.

Some developers offer soundproofing as an upgrade to their standard home designs. It took one Northern California developer over a year to sell 9 of the 12 homes he had just built when offering soundproofing only as an upgrade; on the last three homes, he decided to pre-install the soundproofing, and sold these almost immediately.

“You can do something about the noise problem with soundproofing, even if a highway is only 50 feet away from your home,” explains soundproofing expert, and president of Soundproof Windows, Randy Brown. “For existing homes and buildings, the thing to do is to install soundproofing to handle the greatest noise source: your windows.”

“To say ‘People can learn to live with the noise’ is unacceptable,” adds Brown. “’Soundproofing’ is a relative term: 100% soundproofing is not possible, even with specially built sound studios. But with other less drastic measures you can stop 75 to 95% of the noise, which does not even require replacing your windows.” Brown notes that adding dual pane windows alone will only reduce noise levels by 20% at best.

Find out more about Soundproof Windows and soundproofing in general at http://www.soundproofwindows.com. The site also includes sample installations and customer comments. Or contact them directly, toll-free at 877-GET-QUIET (438-7843), 47630 Kato Road, Fremont, California.

About Soundproof Windows:
Since 1998, Soundproof Windows has been a nationwide manufacturer of soundproofing windows for noise abatement, providing an alternative or enhancement to standard window replacement in residential as well as commercial applications. Their soundproofing products reduce noise levels by 75% or more and are fully functional with excellent insulation qualities.

Contact Information:

Randy Brown
Soundproof Windows
877-438-7843
http://www.soundproofwindows.com

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Oshkosh Selects ITTIA Database Solution and Joins Club ITTIA

A heavy truck manufacterer decided on an open-source database for an upcoming millitary vehicle. They found that the open-source world had more to offer to them.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Oshkosh, known for making some of the toughest trucks in the world, selected an ITTIA database solution and joined Club ITTIA, the ITTIA database community. Oshkosh is using db.* for ARM/Linux in an upcoming version of their A3 HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) military vehicle.


No matter if you need to plow your way through Saharan sands or Arctic snow – Oshkosh offers a vehicle. The company makes heavy-duty vehicles for the defense, fire emergency and commercial industries. Oshkosh's vehicles include concrete carriers and refuse trucks, snow blowers and fire trucks.

Oshkosh spent significant time and resources to evaluate various embedded databases before they selected ITTIA database solutions. For Oshkosh, the winner was db.* because of the database’s performance, ITTIA’s support (including on-line training and technical support), and the fact that there was zero licensing fee.
Jim Bomkamp, development manager from Oshkosh, was in charge of database selection. Bomkamp explained that the company took many factors into account before choosing a database, including footprint size and autonomy. As a component of a military truck currently used in Iraq and Afghanistan, reliability and simplicity are paramount.

Oshkosh’s decision to select ITTIA and db.* "came down to the economics of it," according to Bomkamp. "There were some other database companies that would do what we wanted to do and would provide training and so forth – but they were far more expensive than ITTIA database solutions."

Over the product lifetime, Oshkosh will likely save hundreds of thousands of dollars in training costs and licensing fees with ITTIA. ITTIA’s db.* is free to download, develop and distribute. There are no licensing or development fees whatsoever. That, coupled with the maturity of the code and documentation and the low-cost online and on-site training and technical support, places the total cost of ownership (TCO) of db.* and ITTIA solutions far below that of any competitor.

"The training was excellent," said Bomkamp. "It was very very good. The instructor was very knowledgeable and stepped us through the program. I really believe that we learned everything we needed through the training."

After the training, the Oshkosh engineers optimized their code using the superior methods they learned. Oshkosh continues to utilize ITTIA professional technical support as their needs evolve and new challenges arise. Bomkamp said that their experience has been very positive, and that they intend to work with ITTIA for other projects.

"Oshkosh is a very smart company, and we are proud to announce that they chose our solutions over that of all our competitors," said Sasan Montaseri, president of ITTIA. "They did their research, and made their decision based on performance and cost. I encourage others to look at our offerings before they settle on a second-class solution, or one that will cost them tens of thousands or even millions more in licensing and development costs."

More about db.* is at http://www.ittia.com/dbstar/dbstar.html. More information about Club ITTIA is at http://www.ittia.com/club_ittia/

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New (PNEU) Company Formed - Pneu Stainless Motors, LLC. - The First Choice for Pneumatically Powered Stainless Steel Motors

The formation of Pneu Stainless Motors, LLC., has been announced by Anna J. Cook, Marketing Manager. The new company is the sole North American distributor of stainless steel pneumatically (air) driven motors.

Holland, MI (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- The formation of Pneu Stainless Motors, LLC., has been announced by Anna J. Cook, Marketing Manager. The new company is the sole North American distributor of stainless steel pneumatically (air) driven motors. Pneu Stainless Motors warehouse is located on Stainless Drive in Holland Michigan.


Cook says air or pneumatically driven motors are widely used in hundreds of applications such as processing equipment, portable power tools, pumps, mixing equipment, and air breaking systems just to name a few. Stainless steel motors, she added, are particularly suited where sanitary or aseptic conditions must be maintained and are required by FDA regulations. For example, food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications. Among the benefits of these motors are they operate lubrication free, corrosion resistant, intrinsically safe, clean and compact.

For more information please visit our web site: www.pneustainless.com or contact:

Pneu Stainless Motors, LLC.
PMB 220
12719 Riley Street
Holland, MI 49424
Tel: 616-399-6341

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New Low Cost Pure Sine Backup System Has Integrated Charger

Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications. Pure sine wave output power enables these inverters to better handle sensitive loads and improves AC equipment performance.

Designed specifically for backup power applications in mobile systems, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are available in 12V or 24V configurations and in 115 or 230V AC output versions--with PFC on the AC input. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters deliver very low EMI to have minimal affect on other onboard equipment which, along with their high power density and rugged construction, makes them ideal for even the most extreme mobile environments. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverter outputs are adjustable and fully regulated to 1.5% or better. Common applications include recreational, marine, industrial, military, and general backup power systems.

GP-I-3000C Series Inverters feature true sine wave output with high speed transfer switch, a built-in 3-stage battery charger with adaptive charging technology, and a secondary charger regulator for direct PV Array input. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverters also feature temperature compensated charging voltage, state-of-the-art remote sensing, integrated low voltage battery cutoff, and overload/temperature/reverse polarity/short circuit protection. Packaged in 350 x 450 x 730 mm (h x w x d) modules, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters provide a low profile and space savings. A highly efficient standby circuit is standard and works with all loads. Also standard is a built in remote controller port, aluminum chassis for harsh environments, and a compact, simple mounting scheme. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters operate at 85 - 90% efficiency and have an operating temperature range of 0°C to +50°C.

Mechanical and electrical modifications to standard Schaefer products are available and Schaefer can design and manufacture fully customized solutions. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are priced at $1204 ea. at 100 pieces with significant OEM quantity discounts available, Delivery is 8-10 Weeks ARO.

For further information, please contact Sue Gillogly at Schaefer, Inc., 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721. Tel: 508/881-7330 Fax: 508/231-0861

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Dr Eli Goldratt, Best Selling Business Author, in Chicago; 11 Executives Attending Apply for a Viable Vision

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the international best-selling business book “The Goal” made an unrefusable offer to CEO, Presidents, and Business Owners attending the April 8th Viable Vision Offer Event in Chicago. His offer – apply for a “Viable Vision” and he will send someone to collect the data from your company, devise your Viable Vision, then spend 2 hours discussing your company and Viable Vision for no additional charge. No strings, the only catch was that the top executive had to be in attendance to be eligible for the free vision work. Eleven executives out of the approximately 30 that were in attendance took Dr Goldratt up on his offer before leaving the event. Goldratt expects that several more applications will be received in the coming weeks as executives have an opportunity to discuss the concepts with their teams.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- 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. 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.

During the Viable Vision Offer Event Goldratt outlined the process, demonstrated the outstanding results achieved, and offered to develop their Viable Vision. Of the 100 companies that have previously applied for Goldratt's Viable Vision Offer, over 70 of them have embarked on this process. These 70 companies range in sales from $1 million to several billion. Goldratt speculates that the reason so many companies decide to continue in the process after the free vision work, is due to the fact that over 90% of Goldratt Consulting’s fees are based on results. If the client doesn’t get the results, they don’t pay.

Worldwide, approximately 5,000 companies or 6% of firms use the Theory of Constraints. Over 4 million copies of Dr Goldratt's book, “The Goal” have been sold and it is the best selling business book in the world. The Viable Vision Offer Event is the answer to – What's next?

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. 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. He has been described by Fortune as a “guru to industry” and by Business Week as a genius. He is an educator, author, scientist, philosopher, and business leader. But he is, first and foremost, a thinker who provokes others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and “a slayer of sacred cows,” Dr. Goldratt has created this Viable Vision offer to expand the reach of his powerful concepts to small and mid-sized companies.

Up coming Viable Vision Offer Events are as follows:
Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 19, 2022
Kiev, Ukraine on April 21, 2022
China on May 19, 2021
Other countries on the 2005 tour include: Czech Republic, India, Brazil, and another US event in Dallas.

For information and reservations, please visit www.VVOffer.com.
For information regarding Goldratt Consulting, please visit www.GoldrattConsulting.com.

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Tungsten Grinder Improves Arc Starting, Stability, and Tungsten Life

The Piranha III Tungsten Grinder allows operators to longitudinally grind, cut, and flat tungsten on high quality diamond wheels. This method, recommended by most welding experts, will dramatically improve most aspects of weld applications including arc starting, arc stability and electrode life

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The Piranha III Tungsten Grinder allows operators to longitudinally grind, cut, and flat tungsten on high quality diamond wheels. This method, recommended by most welding experts, will dramatically improve most aspects of weld applications including arc starting, arc stability and electrode life.

Manufactured in the USA, the Piranha III features a heavy duty design unmatched in the industry and an enclosed grinding area to protect the operator from hazardous dust, sparks, and abrasions while enabling dust collection and disposal.

The Piranha III is perfect for nearly all welding applications and accommodates 040" through 3/16" tungsten at angles from 10 to 60 degrees.

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how we can help with your current or future welding applications.

For more information, contact:
Jim Elizarraz
Diamond Ground Products
2550 Azurite Circle Newbury Park, CA 91320
Ph: (805) 498-3837
Fax (805) 498-9347
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Website: www.diamondground.com

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Tungsten Grinder With Vacuum For Automatic Arc Welding

The Diamond Ground Products Model DGP-3-V2 grinding system provides precision ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with high quality, consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. Available optional vacuum system provides the user with dust evacuation and storage.

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The Diamond Ground Products Model DGP-3-V2 grinding system provides precision ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with high quality, consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. Available optional vacuum system provides the user with dust evacuation and storage.

Welding benefits include improved weld quality, reduced arc wander, superior arc starting, consistent of arc shape, longer electrode life and elimination of tungsten inclusions through reduction of electrode spitting/shedding. Free samples of system output are available to your specifications.

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how we can help with your current or future welding applications.

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Three ETO – Engineer-to-Order -- Operations went Live in 2004

Three ETO – Engineer-to-Order -- Operations went Live in 2004

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

Minnesota Elevator, Inc. (MEI), Mankato, Minnesota, specializes in the manufacture, installation, modernization, and servicing of various types of elevators. Every elevator produced by MEI is individually engineered. Past work has included round and baseball-diamond-shaped passenger car platforms, 40,000 lbs. capacity freight cars, and 60,000 lbs. capacity truck lifts. MEI went live with Encompix on November 1, 2004.

Located in Rochester, New York, Cross Bros. specializes in providing both standard and custom conveyors, product pick and place assemblies, justification devices, and other material-handling equipment. Cross Bros. completed their Encompix implementation on July 1, 2004.

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
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500 Parts or Less Defines Very Small Manufacturers

500 parts or Less defines Very Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Leasing options are also available. For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders and Lean Manufacturing

E-Kanban: Blanket Purchase Orders and Lean Manufacturing

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Blanket Purchase Orders are a “best practice” in the well-oiled kanban process. They minimize the flow of information between buyers and their suppliers, while maintaining the terms, conditions and integrity of the business relationship between the two parties. Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com), the leader in e-kanban, found that while managing a large number of suppliers with many part numbers, managing the integrity of blanket purchase orders become an issue.

For every given kanban release it is important to make sure that: an open purchase order still exists, and that there was enough remaining balance on the purchase order to cover the current purchase. The new Best Practice was “integrating the electronic kanban system” with a manufacturers current purchasing system. Kanbans are now guaranteed never to be sent to supplier unless there is a valid blanket purchase order.

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 Process improvements with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

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Engineer-to-Order Leader Implements NY, MN & OH Operations

ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

Minnesota Elevator, Inc. (MEI), Mankato, Minnesota, specializes in the manufacture, installation, modernization, and servicing of various types of elevators. Every elevator produced by MEI is individually engineered. Past work has included round and baseball-diamond-shaped passenger car platforms, 40,000 lbs. capacity freight cars, and 60,000 lbs. capacity truck lifts. MEI went live with Encompix on November 1, 2004.

Located in Rochester, New York, Cross Bros. specializes in providing both standard and custom conveyors, product pick and place assemblies, justification devices, and other material-handling equipment. Cross Bros. completed their Encompix implementation on July 1, 2004.

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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Revenue or Employee Size for Small Manufacturing Enterprise Definition Obsolete: Number of Parts for product Assembly more Accurate

Revenue or Employee Size for Small Manufacturing Enterprise Definition Obsolete: Number of Parts for product Assembly more Accurate.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”


Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.
Leasing options are also available. For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

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OTI Choose PRONTO ERP as Standard for Clients

OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- OTI, Optimization Technology Inc., located in Mississauga Canada, has been developing and implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems since 1984. The Canadian VARs (Value Added Reseller) customer base appreciates the features built into their legacy systems which focused on individual manufacturing and distribution requirements. With the advent of GUI (Graphical User Interface) it became too difficult to add some of the new productivity features OTI and their clients wanted.

According to Dave Airey, VP of Sales and Marketing at OTI, “We started looking for a way to move our application to a GUI “look and feel,” but after two years of investigation it became obvious that it was not a practical goal. As an alternative we investigated upgrading our legacy application to a new product.”

OTI’s requirements for a new system revolved around their customers. After many years of custom changes, the legacy system was geared to client requirements. Airey noted, “OTI’s initial search took us to the major ERP players, but none had the features we required to support our loyal customers.”

Finding an ERP System with Strong Functionality:
The search for a new ERP system ended when OTI was introduced to PRONTO North America (www.PRONTOerp.com). According to Airey, “We were introduced to Pronto and were immediately impressed with the rich functionality. One important feature was that Pronto is fully integrated. We had engineered our legacy system to be fully integrated so this was of major importance.”

The Rationale for PRONTO ERP:

- Fully integrated
- User definable options to tune the systems functionality
- A support system to back up our customers
- Functionality
- GUI look and feel built using a 4 GL tool
- Equipment rentals and tracking
- Service maintenance
- Both Manufacturing and Distribution in one package
- Email & Fax capability
- Multiple SQL platforms including MS SQL

Additional integrated features OTI customers’ are now showing interest include:

- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- Advanced Warehousing
- Scan Pack
- Plant Maintenance

PRONTO North America, (www.prontoerp.com) 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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Dave Airey
OTI (Optimization Technology, Inc.)
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Kontron Adopts Recently Introduced PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 Software

New Software from PC Diagnostics Leader Reduces Costs, Improves Productivity and Quality

Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) April 10, 2022 -- Intel Developer Forum, – PC-Doctor Inc. (www.pc-doctor.com), a leading global developer of hardware diagnostic and system information tools, today announced that Kontron America , a part of the Kontron AG group has adopted the newly introduced PC-Doctor® Network Factory 5™ software to be used in its manufacturing and service organizations.

Kontron is one of the world's largest suppliers of embedded computer technology to the communications, automation, mobile, medical, military, aerospace, test and measurement, and encryption security markets. The three-year agreement for the software represents an expansion of the manufacturer’s relationship with PC-Doctor.

“Kontron’s innovative PC-based products push beyond the boundaries of the traditional PC market into fields where customers have strict expectations for reliability,” said Aki Korhonen, president of PC-Doctor. “As a long-standing user of our diagnostics, Kontron understands how the common diagnostics core of PC-Doctor software contributes to both higher quality products and lower costs through reductions in Out of Box Failures and No Trouble Found warranty returns.”

Kontron’s initial use of the software is to test PC-based systems manufactured for a leading vendor of intrusion detection systems.

“PC-Doctor has provided us with terrific support through the years, which made the decision to migrate to the new PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 easy,” said Michael Fish, Kontron’s director of manufacturing. “Not only do they understand our technical needs, but they are quick to respond and willing to adapt as those needs change.”

“Our migration to Network Factory 5 represents an opportunity to reap even more benefits from the diagnostic software, particularly as it relates to the new software’s data collection capabilities,” he added.

PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 is a networked diagnostic test system with centralized management and database results storage. Unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco last month, the new software is used by manufacturers, repair centers and many other customers to reduce costs, improve productivity and enhance product quality.

The software consists of four major elements: server software, an SQL-compliant database, Unit Under Test (UUT) software and the Monitoring Console.

Designed for Intel-based systems that run Microsoft Windows or Linux in a networked environment, Network Factory 5 software tests all critical hardware components used to manufacture PC-based systems such as microprocessor, memory, interfaces, audio and video processors, and storage devices. Network Factory 5 scales from small manufacturing operations to volume factories that test hundreds of systems simultaneously. Each Network Factory 5 test generates diagnostic and general system data that can be stored in the included SQL-compliant database or in a commercially available database from Microsoft, Oracle and others. Manufacturing and service organizations can use the database to analyze reliability and failure trends for systems and components.

About Kontron
A leading global embedded computer technology company, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron employs more than 1,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". Kontron is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

About PC-Doctor
Founded in 1993, PC-Doctor Inc. is the leading provider of PC hardware diagnostic, customer support and manufacturing tools to top PC makers, service centers and IT organizations worldwide. Acknowledged by leading PC manufacturers as the de facto standard for diagnostics, PC-Doctor has shipped more than 100 million units worldwide. Its products are available in 11 languages for Windows and Linux operating systems, which run on leading Intel and AMD microprocessors. For more information about PC-Doctor and its products, visit www.pc-doctor.com. To place an order from within the U.S. and Canada, call toll-free (866) 289-7237. From outside the U.S., please call (775) 336-4000. The company’s headquarters is located at 9805 Double R Blvd. Reno, NV 89521.

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Boltaron Performance Products Adds Extrusion Line

Boltaron Performance Products plans expanding market offerings with additional Extrusion capacity in 2005. This will be an addition to the current PVC and PVC alloy extrusion, calendering and press lamination lines at the Ohio facility.

(PRWEB) April 10, 2022 -- Boltaron Performance Products, LLC announced today that it has acquired another extrusion line for its growing industrial sheet business. Boltaron expects the line to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2005. The line will be capable of producing up to 2 million pounds of its proprietary in-house, fire and flame resistant, sheet products. .

Boltaron sales are approximately $25,000,000 .00 per year of rigid plastic sheet products or approximately 18 million pounds per year of plastic sheet. Boltaron sheets produced from the new extrusion line will be available to meet a variety of fire resistance ranging from UL rated sheet to more specialized FAA-FAR , MVSS and Docket 90A requirements. The end use application for the extruded sheet include helicopter and airplane interiors, bus and rail interiors, electronic cabinetry, orthotic braces, and a wide variety of other thermoforming and fabricating needs.

Commenting on the transaction, Lawrence J. Schorr, President and principal owner of Boltaron said “The addition of the Extrusion line is part of our strategic plan to make new investments in various types of equipment that will improve efficiency, increase capacity and quality while reducing our already short lead-times. This will allow us to continue building on our reputation for customer service and innovative product offerings.”

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The EU May Impose New Quotas Against China

Just weeks after the global elimination of quotas, the EU could impose new quotas against textile and clothing imports from China, according to the latest issue of Textile Outlook International. The European Commission is being pressed to impose the quotas by Euratex, a Brussels-based organisation which represents the European textile and clothing industry.

(PRWEB) April 10, 2022 -- Although quotas restricting international textile and clothing trade were eliminated on December 31, 2004, an importing country can take action to restrict imports from China by imposing quotas under a special textile safeguard provision which was incorporated in China’s agreement of accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Textile safeguard quotas apply to specific product categories and can only be imposed if it can be shown that imports of such products have caused market disruption.


Textile safeguard quotas have already been imposed by three countries: the USA, Turkey and Argentina. The USA took action against China as early as November 2003, but in December 2004 it was announced that Argentina and Turkey had decided to follow the USA’s lead.

Quotas limiting imports of certain Chinese textile and garment products into Argentina were imposed on January 1, 2005. And Turkey imposed safeguard quotas on 42 categories of Chinese export items on January 9, 2022 -- nine days after the global elimination of quotas in accordance with its WTO obligations. The Chinese government reacted strongly to Turkey’s action. Nonetheless, consultations with the Chinese authorities have been held and concluded and the import restrictions continue.

Turkey, no doubt, hoped that the EU -- its main market -- would follow its lead. But the EU has seemed keen to distance itself from safeguard action. The EU’s preferred approach is to adjust its preferential tariff rates under the umbrella of its GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) scheme by favouring the less dominant supplying countries at the expense of the bigger and more self-sufficient countries such as China.

However, it looks as though that stance will now be put to the test. On March 9, 2005, Euratex -- representing the European textile and clothing industry -- announced that it had filed petitions with the European Commission to have safeguard quotas imposed on imports of 12 categories from China. Euratex’s director general, Bill Lakin, says that the decision had been made after “serious and extensive consideration of available data and following a unanimous decision at a Euratex board meeting in Vienna, Austria, on March 4”. According to Mr Lakin: “the time has now come to limit the seemingly voracious appetite of Chinese exporters for the European market”.

The products concerned are: knitted jerseys and pullovers; woven trousers and shorts; women’s or girls’ blouses; panty-hose, stockings, tights, and socks; women’s or girls’ woven overcoats and raincoats; men’s or boys’ suits; men’s or boys’ jackets or blazers; women’s or girls’ dresses; brassières; other garments; other overcoats, jackets or blazers; and woven fabrics of flax or ramie.

Overall, Chinese textile and clothing exports to the EU grew by 46.5% in value between January 2004 and January 2005, according to China’s export figures. But during this period, EU imports of items in the categories targeted for safeguard quotas rose in volume by 625%. Imports of women’s shirts and blouses rose by 244%, and imports of brassières by a staggering 493%. Moreover, the increases were accompanied by sharp falls in prices. The average price of women’s shirt and blouse imports fell by 41%, while jerseys and pullovers and brassières dropped in price by 36%.

The Euratex announcement followed a visit to Beijing by EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson, during which he urged China to moderate its textile and clothing exports. After the announcement, EU officials were preparing to visit Beijing in order to advise the Chinese government of the EU import levels which would be acceptable. The visit appeared to be aimed at persuading the Chinese authorities to apply voluntary restraints so that the imposition of safeguard quotas could be avoided.

If the EU officials’ visit to Beijing fails to achieve its objective, there is a strong chance that the EU will be joining Argentina, Turkey and the USA in imposing safeguard quotas -- provided, of course, that actual market disruption can be demonstrated. In making its decision, the Commission will have to pay special attention to the views of the ten new member states which joined the EU in May 2004. All have important, but vulnerable, textile and clothing industries.

The prospect of further quotas is likely to deter buyers in the West from striking big deals in China. Buyers fear that, if new quotas are introduced, the goods they have already ordered may get held up because the quotas get used up too quickly. Rather than risk having unstocked shelves, many buyers are erring on the cautious side by placing orders with a variety of supplying countries. Few want to have all their eggs in one basket.

“Post-Quota Scenarios: How Free is Free Textile and Clothing Trade?” was published in Issue No 115 of Textile Outlook International. Other reports published in the same issue include: “Profile of Klopman International: European Leader in Polyester/Cotton Workwear”; “Global Trends in Fibre Production, Consumption and Prices”; “Profiles of Two Chinese Clothing Companies: Jiangsu Sunshine Group and Youngor Group”; “Trends in World Textile and Clothing Trade”; and “Survey of Chinese Garment Company Strategies: Summer 2005 Buying Season”.

Textile Outlook International is a bi-monthly publication from Textiles Intelligence Limited covering strategic issues in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. The report is available in printed and electronic format, and costs US$585/Euro450. To order a copy, please send your full contact details and payment to: Linda Fyles at Textiles Intelligence, International Subscriptions, 10 Beech Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5ER, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1625 536136; Fax: +44 (0)1625 536137; Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Another Record Year for Man-Made Fibres in 2004

Global fibre production -- natural and man-made – rose by 6.7% to a record 67 mn tons in 2004, according to research published in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets.

(PRWEB) April 10, 2022 -- Total polyester fibre production grew by 9.7% globally, but in China it soared, according to figures produced by textile machinery group Saurer. In the case of polyester staple fibre, Chinese production rose by as much as 21% to 4.4 mn tons—representing a staggering 43% of the 10.3 mn tons produced globally during the year. Chinese polyester filament yarn production climbed by 22%.


Geographically, Saurer points out that the fibre needs of the textile industry in Switzerland—where the company has its headquarters—were satisfied in less than one day’s productive activity in 2004. But in China it took two months of fibre production to satisfy the country’s needs.

Saurer points out that the global increase in fibre production in 2004 extended to almost all fibre types. Collectively, output of cotton, wool and silk was up by a remarkable 6.5% to 24.1 mn tons, reversing a 0.1% fall in 2003.

Even more buoyant was global man-made fibre production which rose by 7.7% in 2004 to reach a new record level of 37.9 mn tons.

All of the main polymer types shared in the buoyancy of the man-made fibre sector. Production of cellulosic fibres rose by 8.1% in 2004 to 3.2 mn tons—a level last seen in 1990—due mainly to a 12% rise in viscose staple fibre production.

In the case of synthetic fibres, production of polyacrylic grew by almost 1% in 2004 after a decline of 1.9% in 2003. More striking was a 5.3% rise in polyamide filament yarn, to 3.7 mn tons, after a slight fall in 2003. But the biggest increase by far was in polyester where output grew by 9.7% in 2004 to 24.5 mn tons. Polyester alone accounted for almost 37% of global fibre production in 2004 and for almost 65% of man-made fibre output.

Alongside China’s production, there were also substantial increases elsewhere—including, surprisingly, in the USA. In 2004 US output of polyester staple fibre grew by as much as 9% to 900,000 tons—substantial for an industrialised country whose textile industry is supposedly in decline. US output even exceeded that of India, which reached 700,000 tons after a 10% rise.

Elsewhere, production of polyester staple fibres fell at double-digit rates in the CIS and Mexico, the latter reflecting concerns about the future competitiveness of its downstream textile and clothing industry. However, driven by the expansion of its technical textile industry, Mexico produced 16% more polyester filament yarn in 2004—which is preferred to staple fibre in most high added value technical applications.

In Turkey, polyester filament yarn production expanded significantly (up 10%) after several years of stagnation, but Chinese growth in this sector has inevitably resulted in casualties elsewhere in the world. Worst hit in 2004 was the polyester filament yarn industry in South Korea, where production fell by 13% to 1.1 mn tons. As a result, the capacity utilisation rate in the country fell to a historically low level of less than 70%.

In Western Europe, the polyester filament industry continued its long-term downward trend. Production fell by 6% in 2004 to less than 400,000 tons.

China’s growth in man-made fibre production goes hand in hand with the expansion in its textile and clothing exports. In 2002 alone Chinese textile exports grew by 22% in US dollar terms and in 2003 they rose by a further 31%. The pattern in clothing was similar with increases of 13% and 26% respectively.

Just as striking as the growth in Chinese textile and clothing exports is their magnitude—even when compared with India, which has been identified in various studies as the only country capable of competing on the same scale as China. In its 2002/03 fiscal year India generated US$11.8 bn worth of export revenues. But in the first quarter of 2004 alone Chinese exports were worth a staggering US$18.8 bn.

However, on the reverse side of the coin, China was forced to import US$14.2 bn worth of yarns and fabrics in 2003 in order to sustain these huge export levels. This made China the world’s third biggest importer of textiles in that year, after the European Union and the USA.

Until China’s upstream capacity increases to keep pace with its textile industry, it will be forced to import the bulk of its raw material requirements. It is little wonder therefore that the country is pressing on with upstream investment in fibres and fibre intermediates at breakneck speed.

“2004: Another Record Year for Man-Made Fibres” and “Worldwide and Regional Trends in Natural and Man-Made Fibre Production” were published in Technical Textile Markets, Issue No 58-59. Other reports in the same issue include: “Profile of Autoliv: Leader in Automotive Occupant Restraint Equipment”; “The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 2—20 Medium Sized Producers”; “The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 3—Ten Smaller Producers”; Innovations in Fibres, Technical Textiles, Apparel and Machinery”; “Global News Round-Up”; “Statistics: Fibre Consumption for Technical Textiles in Western Europe”; and “Statistics: Fibre Consumption for Technical Textiles in the USA”.

Technical Textile Markets is a quarterly publication from Textiles Intelligence Limited. It provides business and market analysis of worldwide trends in man-made fibres, technical textiles and industrial textiles manufacturing, trade and distribution. If you would like to order a copy of this issue, please contact Textiles Intelligence, International Subscriptions, 10 Beech Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5ER, United Kingdom.

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April 09, 2022

Encompix Helps Old Firm to Reduce Purchasing Time in Half

ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

(PRWEB) April 9, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

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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Stain Protection Creates Growth Opportunities in the Apparel Industry

Demand for apparel with stain protective properties is surging as consumers increasingly rely on clothes which offer easy-care and convenience, according to the latest issue of Performance Apparel Markets, published by Textiles Intelligence.

(PRWEB) April 9, 2022 -- Stain protection is one of the fastest growing categories in performance enhancing treatments. It is set to become a standard performance feature of garments for everyday wear, such as shirts and trousers, because of the convenience it provides for consumers with busy lifestyles. Like wrinkle resistance, stain protection is no longer considered a novelty, and it has been predicted that consumers will choose stain protection in their clothing as routinely as they now choose fabrics, colours and styles.

Although stain protection technologies have been around for around 40 years, it is only in the past five years that they have made a significant impact in the marketplace. The latest additions to such care technologies are dual-action products which offer stain repellency and stain release, and such products are proving to be highly popular.

At one time the applications for stain protective apparel were confined to workwear and uniforms worn in environments where spillage and staining are prevalent. But in recent years their use has expanded considerably, especially in casual wear.

A number of big apparel names, including Eddie Bauer, Lee Jeans and Dockers, have been offering casual trousers which are stain repellent. Sales of these trousers, which have been heavily promoted through television advertisements, are reported to be doing extremely well. This has prompted a growing number of apparel suppliers to add stain repellent items to their clothing lines. Those already offering stain repellent items have been incorporating a greater number of such clothes to their ranges.

Textile researchers have been exploring ways of creating the ultimate in stain protective apparel: self-cleaning clothes. These would benefit the environment as well as the consumer. Because they would not require conventional laundering, they would avoid the problem of river pollution caused by waste water from washing machines. However, it is likely to take some years before self-cleaning clothes reach the mass consumer market.

In the meantime, research in the field of stain protection in apparel is likely to focus on ways of developing environmentally friendly alternatives to the chemicals used in many stain protection technologies today.

Stain protection is one of several easy-care fabric finishes -- such as wrinkle resistance -- which have also struck a chord with time-starved consumers who want to wear clothing requiring the minimum of care. Such technological advances enable companies to greatly differentiate their apparel lines. And this has helped them to boost volumes and achieve premium prices in a market environment characterised by fierce competition and rampant price deflation.

Stain protection and other easy-care fabric finishes will play an important role in boosting the value which consumers place on clothing, according to Performance Apparel Markets. Indeed, it is forecast that the percentage of apparel with performance enhancing treatments will double in the next few years.

Performance Apparel Markets is a quarterly publication from Textiles Intelligence. Each issue includes business information and analysis of the market for high performance activewear and corporate apparel. Reports published in issue No 11 include: “Fast Track: Adidas-Salomon cashes in on growing popularity of soccer”; “Product developments and innovations”; “Stain Protective Apparel: Consumers splash out on easy-care clothing”; “Profile of Ashworth: a supplier of golf-inspired apparell”; and “Business update”.

A year’s subscription to Performance Apparel Markets – starting with this issue – costs £465 / Euro795 (Europe, Middle East or Africa) or US$995 (Americas or Asia Pacific) in electronic format (by email or on CD-Rom). A printed supplement is available. Single issues are also available on request. For further details, please contact Belinda Carp at Textiles Intelligence, International Subscriptions, 10 Beech Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5ER, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1625 536136; Fax: +44 (0)1625 536137; Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Number of Parts Defines Small vs. Very Small Manufacturers

E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure.

(PRWEB) April 9, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”


Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction. Leasing options are also available.

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

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TekSoft Releases CAMWorks 2005 Featuring New Mill-Turn Module

CAMWorks 2005 Mill-Turn provides a programming solution for milling and turning on the same machine tool.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 9, 2022 -- TekSoft, an industry leader in developing advanced manufacturing software, has released CAMWorks 2005 featuring a new module for mill-turn with support for C, Y and B axis machining, plus numerous productivity enhancements for milling, turning, and wire EDM. CAMWorks provides state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated into the award winning SolidWorks™ 3D mechanical design software.

The new CAMWorks Mill-Turn module provides a programming solution for milling and turning on the same machine tool. Mill-turn machines are capable of performing turning and milling operations in a single setup that can reduce machine setups and increase production. CAMWorks Mill-Turn machining cycles are available for C, Y and B axis machining at compound angles and on the Face, ID and OD of a part.

“The Mill-Turn module extends the capabilities of the existing CAMWorks system,” said Bruce Wiener, CAMWorks product manager. “The same Mill and Turn features, identified by Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and defined using Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR) are supported in Mill-Turn. IFR can be used to define 3-Axis features for Y-axis milling. For cylindrical features that would be machined by C-axis motion, Mill-Turn includes a new Wrapped feature. ”

The operations that are generated for features are the same as the current operations in CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling, Turning, and 3 Axis Milling. These include automatic roughing, finishing, thread milling and single point (drilling, boring, reaming, tapping) cycles and all Advanced 3 Axis cycles. All machining operations are defined, calculated and verified in the SolidWorks environment.

“In addition to the familiar CAMWorks functionality, there is no new interface to learn," continued Wiener. “The short learning curve leads more quickly to increased productivity.” CAMWorks was the first SolidWorks Certified Gold CAM Product and the combination of the latest innovations in CAMWorks 2005 and SolidWorks' excellence in design continue to make CAMWorks a premier CAM and mold machining solution. CAMWorks can be purchased to run with the full version of SolidWorks or as part of a cost-effective package that includes a discounted OEM version of SolidWorks.

About TekSoft, Inc.
TekSoft, Inc. develops and markets CAMWorks, which is available for machining centers, turning and wire EDM applications and ProCAM, a stand-alone CAD/CAM product. TekSoft’s heritage of product innovation and ease of use is acknowledged by customers worldwide. TekSoft sells its products through 140 resellers in 40 countries and has an installed base of over 30,000 licenses. Customers include the mold-making, aerospace, computer, woodworking and automotive industries, among others. For information about CAMWorks, visit TekSoft’s website (www.teksoft.com), email e-mail protected from spam bots, or call 480-367-0132.

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks is the mainstream 3D CAD market’s leader in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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FRx Software Announces 2005 FRx Express Road Show Schedule

The FRx Express, the traveling product road show from FRx Software is back. This one day event will teach attendees how to use FRx and Forecaster to increase financial visibility and take control of their financial reporting and budgeting processes. Attendees will learn how FRx and Forecaster, financial reporting and budgeting software products, increase financial visibility and control.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- FRx Software, a Microsoft® company and a part of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, today announced that FRx Software experts are traveling to 35 cities from March to September, offering tremendous insight into Microsoft Business Solutions–FRx® and Microsoft Business Solutions–Forecaster. Current users and others are invited to attend to learn about the suite of FRx Software financial analytics applications. The FRx Express road show will explore how organizations can gain tighter control over their financial performance and gain more visibility into the financial health of their organization. FRx Express attendees have the opportunity to explore the features and benefits of FRx Software applications, learn useful tips, and network with other users.

• Tighter control over financial reporting processes. FRx provides an automated reporting process that makes it easy to create accurate, timely and defendable financial reports.
• Increased productivity. FRx Software applications automate the many time-consuming, tedious tasks associated with using spreadsheets for budgeting, financial reporting and analysis. With FRx Software applications, financial professionals can spend the majority of their time on important, value-added financial activities rather than collecting, validating, creating and distributing reports.
• Budget with greater precision. FRx Express attendees will learn how Forecaster can help produce accurate and realistic budgets quickly. With Forecaster it is easy to involve the right people in the budgeting process and make planning an ongoing part of a company’s business strategy.

Attendees will also learn about FRx Report Wizard, a new module included with FRx 6.7 that simplifies the process of creating several key financial reports. In just seven or fewer steps, users of FRx Report Wizard can generate one of these five financial reports: a balance sheet, three types of income statements or a trial balance.

More details and registration information can be found at http://www.frxsoftware.com/frxexpress. Those with questions regarding the FRx Express road show can send e-mail to e-mail protected from spam bots or call (800) 379-8733.

About FRx Software
FRx Software, a Microsoft company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, is a leading provider of advanced financial analytic applications that work with virtually any general ledger to give companies the control they need to be more effective. Its product suite, Microsoft Business Solutions–FRx and Microsoft Business Solutions–Forecaster, can improve productivity by helping customers efficiently manage their organization’s financial reporting and budgeting processes. FRx is used by more than 120,000 sites worldwide to gain immediate control of the financial reporting process. Forecaster is a browser-based budgeting and planning application that makes it easy for organizations to quickly realize the benefits of budgeting. Used together or separately, FRx and Forecaster provide the financial visibility customers need to actively manage their business and take decisive action. The applications are widely available through a worldwide channel of Integration Partners and Analytics Solution Providers, who can help companies quickly implement these solutions and start saving time and money throughout the year.

Additional information about FRx Software can be obtained by calling (800) 379-8733 or +1 (303) 741-8000, or by visiting the company Web site at http://www.frxsoftware.com.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft and FRx are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp., FRx Software Corp. or their affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

FRx Software Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.
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April 08, 2022

Web Marketing Association to Name Best Manufacturing Website of 2005

The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 9th annual international WebAward Competition (http://www.2005webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition. The Web Marketing Association will again be honoring the Best Manufacturing Web site of 2005. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2005.

(PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 9th annual international WebAward Competition (http://www.2005webaward.org), the Internet’s premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within an industry. The manufacturing industry represents an important category in the WebAward competition and the Web Marketing Association will again be honoring the Best Manufacturing Web site of 2005. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2005.


“The manufacturing industry is very competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their efforts that the award judges provide,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “That is the goal of the WebAward Competition - to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Net today. Winning a WebAward also provides a great opportunity to market your success to the outside world.”

Here are some of the past WebAward Best Manufacturing Website winners:

- 2004 BRP Corporate/Brand Web Ecosystem - http://www.brp.com
- 2003 Santoprene.com - http://www.santoprene.com
- 2002 Precor - http://www.precor.com
- 2001 Neenah Paper - http://www.neenahpaper.com

A complete list of past winners and the entry for companies who wish to compete for 2005 honors can be found at http://manufacturing.webaward.org

Web sites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of use. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in the category and then against an overall standard of excellence. The Best of Industry WebAward, a handsome plaque with the image of the winning site embossed, will be given in each of the more than 90 industry categories, including financial services, small business, travel, advertising, transportation, and healthcare.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2005 WebAward Best of Show, will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents outstanding achievement in Web development. Last year’s Best of Show winner was Arc Worldwide for their work on Behr Paint Interactive. (http://www.behr.com)

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the Top Interactive Agency WebAward. The 2004 Top Agency award was presented to Arnold Worldwide for their outstanding achievements in Web site development.

Judging for the WebAwards will take place in July and August, and winners will be announced in September, 2005. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing corporate web sites –including members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site design and technology. Past Web Marketing Association WebAward competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Comedy Central, Sun Microsystems, Refinery, Euro RSCG, EPB Interactive, New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Modem Media, Answerthink, and Zentropy Partners.

The 2005 WebAwards are sponsored by Burst! Media, PRWeb, Burrelle’s/Luce, O’Dwyer’s PR Daily, NewsUSA, Small Army Creative Services, Perseus Software, Line56 Media, OddCast and AdTools, Inc.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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Seattle Jury Delivers Verdict in Favor of Paper Mill Worker with Asbestosis

A Seattle jury delivered a $242,500 verdict in favor of Ernest Coulter, a 75–year old Port Hadlock paper mill worker with asbestosis, and his wife, LeRose.

King County, WA (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- A Seattle jury delivered a $242,500 verdict in favor of Ernest Coulter, a 75–year old Port Hadlock paper mill worker with asbestosis, and his wife, LeRose (Ernest Coulter and Lerose Coulter v. ACandS, Inc. et al., 2005, Case No. 01–2–34675–0SEA, King County Superior Court, WA). Caused by exposure to asbestos, asbestosis is an illness that scars and damages the lungs. Mr. Coulter was diagnosed with the disease in June 2000.

Mr. Coulter worked at the paper mill of Crown Zellerbach, also known as Port Townsend Paper Co., in Port Townsend, WA from 1946 through 1992. During this time, he was exposed to various asbestos dryer felts. Among his many duties, Mr. Coulter assisted with the changing of dryer felts on paper machines.

Asten Johnson manufactured and distributed asbestos–containing dryer felts, which were used inside large paper machines during the paper–making process. The dryer felts were made from woven asbestos yarn. Today, dryer felts are made with new synthetic yarns and fabrics, rather than with asbestos yarn. Huge rolls of felts are run through paper machines daily.

Dryer felt machine records showed that Port Townsend Paper used Asten asbestos dryer felts during the years that Mr. Coulter worked there. Mr. Coulter’s counsel showed that the felts contained asbestos, and that Mr. Coulter’s work with the felts was a substantial factor in causing his asbestosis. The jury rejected the defendant’s claims that the felts did not release asbestos into the air, that they did not degrade, and that any released asbestos was washed away.

Mr. Coulter was represented by Gilbert L. Purcell of the Novato, California office of Brayton Purcell, and by Zachary Herschensohn of the law firm’s Portland, Oregon office.

About Brayton Purcell
For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases.

For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit our firm web site at http://www.braytonlaw.com. For legal, legislative and medical news about asbestosis and mesothelioma, see our specialty web sites, Asbestos Network at http://www.asbestosnetwork.com and Mesothelioma Network at http://www.mesotheliomasite.com

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The Endless Pool Revisits its Tempe Roots

The Arizona inspired swimmer’s treadmill will be available for test swim at Ironman Arizona in Tempe.

Aston, PA (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- Endless Pools, Inc., the inventor of the swimmer’s treadmill or counter-current swimming machine, will have a pool available for test swims April 6 – April 9 at the Ironman Arizona in Tempe. In addition, swimmers will receive a videotape of their swim.

“It is very exciting to be part of the inaugural Ironman Arizona, especially since this is the birth place of the vision for the Endless Pool,” said James Murdock, founder and president of Endless Pools. “I hope that not only the athletes participating in the race, but also their families, friends and local residents will come by and try the Arizona inspired pool. Our pool is a great way for people of all abilities to stay in shape.”

The inspiration for the Endless Pool stemmed from James Murdock’s father John’s childhood memories of swimming in the irrigation canals in Tempe, AZ where he grew up in the 1920s, the son of Representative John Murdock, at the time, Arizona’s sole congressional representative. He remembers spending hours trying to swim in place against the strong current.

A half a century later, he and his son have perfected his vision of a swimming machine. Measuring just 8’x15’, the Endless Pool provides all the benefits of a full-size pool in a fraction of the space. It is compact enough to fit virtually anywhere, inside or out, making swimming year-round a possibility even in homes with limited space.

The Endless Pool has a smooth, non-turbulent current, ideal for swimming, aquatic exercise and rehabilitation. The pool’s unique features include underwater cameras and full-length mirrors that allow a swimmer to see their stroke. The immediate performance feedback these options provide make the Endless Pool an important training tool.

“My Endless Pool is an invaluable part of my training routine,” stated Heather Gollnick, professional triathlete participating in Ironman Arizona and Endless Pool owner. “The underwater mirrors give me immediate feedback on my stroke allowing me to constantly work on mechanics. I also find that swimming against the Endless Pool current is closer to an open water swim than training in a regular pool.”

Endless Pools, Inc., headquartered in Aston, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, was founded in 1988 by James Murdock to manufacture and sell a counter-current swimming pool for residential and commercial use. Over the last fifteen years, more than 8,000 Endless Pools have been sold in the United States and over 40 countries.

To request a free Endless Pool video or DVD, visit http://www.endlesspools.com/4268 or call (800) 732-8660 ext 4268. For a test swim, visit us at Ironman Arizona Expo Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway.

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Dr Eli Goldratt, Best Selling Business Author, in Bogota, Colombia; 24 Executives Attending Apply for free Viable Vision Consulting

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the international best-selling business book “The Goal” made an unrefusable offer to CEO, Presidents, and Business Owners attending the April 5th Viable Vision Offer Event in Bogota. His offer – apply for a “Viable Vision” and he will send someone to collect the data from your company, devise your Viable Vision, then spend 2 hours discussing YOUR company and Viable Vision for no additional charge. No strings, the only catch was that the top executive had to be in attendance to be eligible for the free vision work. Twenty-four executives out of the approximately 40 that were in attendance took Dr Goldratt up on his offer before leaving the event. Goldratt expects that several more applications will be received in the coming weeks as executives have an opportunity to discuss the concepts with their teams.

Bogota, Columbia (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- 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. 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.

During the Viable Vision Offer Event Goldratt outlined the process, demonstrated the outstanding results achieved, and offered to develop their Viable Vision at no additional charge. Of the 100 companies that have previously applied for Goldratt’s Viable Vision Offer, over 70 of them have embarked on this process. These 70 companies range in sales from $1 million to several billion. Goldratt speculates that the reason so many companies decide to continue in the process after the FREE vision work, is due to the fact that over 90% of Goldratt Consulting’s fees are based on results. If the client doesn’t get the results, they don’t pay.

Worldwide, approximately 5,000 companies or 6% of firms use the Theory of Constraints. Over 4 million copies of Dr Goldratt’s book, “The Goal” have been sold and it is the best selling business book in the world. The Viable Vision Offer Event is the answer to – What’s next?

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. 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. He has been described by Fortune as a “guru to industry” and by Business Week as a genius. He is an educator, author, scientist, philosopher, and business leader. But he is, first and foremost, a thinker who provokes others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and “a slayer of sacred cows,” Dr. Goldratt has created this Viable Vision offer to expand the reach of his powerful concepts to small and mid-sized companies.

Up coming Viable Vision Offer Events are as follows:
Chicago, Illinois USA on April 8, 2022
Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 19, 2022
Kiev, Ukraine on April 21, 2022
Other countries on the 2005 tour include: China, Czech Republic, India, and Brazil.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 05:27 AM | Comments (0)

Dave Lutz Impressed with Encompix Inventory & Purchasing Functionality

Dave Lutz impressed with Encompix Inventory & Purchasing Functionality

(PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

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

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 05:26 AM | Comments (0)

Market Segmentation: Manufacturing by Number of Parts

Market Segmentation: Manufacturing by Number of Parts

(PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.

Leasing options are also available. For more information visit the company’s web site: http://www.e-z-mrp.com, or call 858-259-4334.

Posted by Industrial-Manufacturing at 05:25 AM | Comments (0)

ADPICO Scales New Heights with Expansion Plans for Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Adpico plans to be the regional leader for the production of steel products for the oil and Gas and construction industry. With agressive expansion plans on the table,our overall sales strategy is to cover the entire market with value added steel products. Our size,quality products,availability,and strategic location, will help position us as the premier leader in the industry . Our ability to take any custom order and have it delivered within 1-2 days as apposed to 1-2 weeks or longer will help place us in an ultimate unique position quoted Hammude.

(PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- Abu Dhabi Pipes and Profiles Company (Adpico), which last November began first-phase production at its steel facility in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, has said it plans to set up additional facilities in Dubai.


The company is considering entering the stainless steel and re-bar market with production sites in Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, said Feisal Hammude, director for international sales and marketing, adding that the moves were part of the ambitious plans of chairman Rostami of the Safa Group, of which Adpico is part.

“All plans are still in the negotiations stage and nothing is yet confirmed,” remarked Hammude, adding, “there’s lots of excitement at our company regarding these opportunities and any day our managing director, Ali Hosseini, will let us know what new plans have unfolded and how soon we can begin work. “These are definitely exciting times at our company with so much happening all at once.”

Currently, from the first-phase facilities, the company is producing six-inch diameter ERW round black pipes as well as square/rectangular hollow sections. These are mainly used in the construction, scaffolding, oil and gas and general fabrication sectors. The first phase will be producing upwards of 500,000 tonnes per year (tpy) from a total of nine mills, of which seven are currently in operation.

“We are now in the process of installing our galvanising lines in our other phases as well as large-diameter production lines for API pipes used in the oil and gas sector,” he said. Work on those facilities is to begin by the end of April for completion by the end of August.

Hammude said two other phases would be completed and running at full capacity by the fourth quarter of 2005, bringing total capacity to about 2 million tonnes for 2006. The diameter of the pipes will be extended to 24 inches. We plan to fill any void and carry every required size or profile demanded in the marketplace. This will help alleviate current buyers from having to go to Oman or Saudi Arabia for specialised products. They can now be ordered next door and shipped immediately, saving on duties, transportation, time line and above all the bottom line.

“The UAE’s share in sales will be around 20 per cent with products sold to traders for the local markets as well as for shipment abroad,” he said. Another 20 per cent would be supplied to the GCC region while the remainder would cater to the North American markets. Adpico’s facilities are being housed in a plot of 777,000 sq m in the Mussafah Industrial Park. The company hopes to be amongst the world’s largest producers of steel tubes, profiles and line pipes. Hammude said the enormous facility was created to essentially “set a new standard in the Middle East region.”

“Over the past few years we’ve been quietly building and producing the largest steel mill facility in the UAE, and with our parent group we will be the largest in the Middle East region. “The aim is for a two-prong approach – first a major thrust in the GCC followed by a second phase which consists of pushing strongly and expanding into the North American marketplace. “A primary focus for us is of course the US marketplace considered one of the largest consumers of steel in the world.”

Hammude, earlier vice president at Salam Ogilvy Consultants, said: “Adpico represents a new era in steel manufacturing.” He said all materials would be tested and certified to ISO and ASTM standards. “Quality is our major concern and we pay attention to detail. We import top-quality raw materials from Iran, Germany and Russia. We are currently in the process of getting the required certifications for our factory and products, which we expect to receive in three to four months.”

The API certification is important for Adpico as it will enable it to export to the US market. Hammude said the company has already received a number of enquiries from American buyers and visitors to the plant.

“When they visit our plant they are very surprised to see the size, technology, and standards that are in place in this part of the world. They like to see that we follow various guidelines according to employee safety, environmental, testing, and organisation policies. Our facility truly sets us apart from the rest in the region with regard to all these factors. These are key selling features in today’s market if we intend on forging strong relationships and alliances with our customers,” said Hammude. The Safa Group’s other main production facilities are Saveh Rolling and Safa Rolling in Saveh, Iran, and Alpha Steel (New Port Wales, UK) with sales offices throughout Europe and now opening in the US and Canada.

The group has implemented large expansions during the past three years. By 2006, it will have an annual production capacity of nearly 13 million tonnes, Hammude said.

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New Heat Transfer Options for Low-Temperature Processes

Food-Grade and Cryogenic-Range Heat Transfer Fluids Now Available for Industrial Temperature Control.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Processors of custom chemicals, pharmaceutical ingredients, precision plastic products, and food additives had a common need: heat transfer fluids better suited to the specific requirements of their cooling processes.

Paratherm Corporation, a long-time manufacturer of high-temperature heat transfer fluids, responded to these needs by developing a new line of low-temperature transfer fluids.

The newest, Paratherm MG™ mid-range fluid is a food-grade version of the Paratherm MR® heat/cool fluid. It eliminates the significant design and operational problems found in steam/chilled-water systems, and it is certified HT-1 food-grade by the NSF®, the follow-on to the retired USDA H-1 certification. The fluid is recommended for processes operating from 0°C to 260°C.

Processors with more severe low-temperature requirements have begun to discover the unique Paratherm LR™ low-range heat transfer fluid. This food grade (NSF HT-1) fluid operates between -40°C and +204°C. With a flash point of >60°C, it is classified as a Class III Combustible liquid (not a Flammable liquid) under 29 CFR 1910.106 (OSHA). This assists in reducing safety concerns. Chemical, cosmetic, and electronic-materials manufacturers have replaced Silicone-based, glycol/water, and other fluid chemistries with the Paratherm LR fluid.

Paratherm’s cryogenic-range Paratherm CR™ heat transfer fluid (Pat. Pend.) was specifically developed to provide the ultra-cold process temperatures (down to -100ºC) pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturers need to increase product purity while simultaneously cutting production time. The low viscosity permits higher fluid turbulence, resulting in faster heat removal than silicone liquids or d-limonene-based fluids.

"Visiting and talking to hundreds of thermal-fluid users about their system problems and production challenges," says Jim Oetinger, Paratherm Corporation Technical Manager, "you get a feel for what sorts of specialized products are missing from the marketplace."

In addition to the heat transfer fluids and system cleaners, Paratherm Corporation provides system-oriented troubleshooting services and thorough application and process assistance.

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April 07, 2022

Intimate Luxury Redefined at Spring's High Point Market by Designer's Self-Monikered 'Barclay Butera Home' Line; BBH Announces New National Sales Manager

Designer and furniture manufacturer Barclay Butera, ASID, who always brings to High Point Market his elegant yet accessible approach to ‘fashion for the home’, will showcase his Barclay Butera Home (BBH) line in the context of a 1950s Parisian café feel – smoky, moody, established, cozy, a bit bohemian: an invitation to find a favorite personal corner to read or write. Transitional in both use and style, Butera’s concept of attainable and usable elegance takes the traditional, and pushes it to its outer limit. Rich fabrics, deep hues will be seen in such new items as the Avenue Armless Counter Stool, the Garcia Chair and the Somerset Single-Arm Chaise. Inspired by great rooms and mid-century homes, Butera has recently purchased Frank Sinatra's 'Twin Palms' home in Palm Springs, and Desi Arnaz Jr's Beverly Hills hillside home. ALSO, Tiffany Olsen has been dubbed new National Sales Manager for Barclay Butera Home.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- A favorite chair. A favorite corner. Your individual space. Designer and furnishings manufacturer Barclay Butera, ASID, who always brings to High Point Market his elegant yet accessible approach to ‘fashion for the home’, will showcase his Barclay Butera Home (BBH) line – formerly known as Butera Home Furnishings – in the context of a 1950s Parisian café feel. Located at IHFC Interhall H103, Butera will transport attendees to Café de Flore – smoky, moody, established, cozy, a bit bohemian: an invitation to find a favorite personal corner to read or write.

Transitional in both use and style, Butera’s concept of attainable and usable elegance in his own BBH designs – and for interior design generally – takes the traditional, and pushes it to its outer limit. At High Point, he re-interprets his established clean-lined, tailored, detailed pieces – and adds stunning new items – by enveloping them in beautifully rich fabrics and colors. Deep orange-cranberry with dark chocolates and caramel hues are found in high-end fabrics, such as rich red leather, croc leather and paisleys. These will be seen amidst a combination of cranberry-painted walls, chocolate brown wainscoting and crown, and dark wood floors. Barclay Butera Home is proud to present for Spring’s High Point Market:

- Avenue Armless Counter Stool: Extension of the Bel Air collection and the popular Avenue Chair. Developed from countless requests for counter stools, as ‘cocktail hour’ is revived and also to provide seating at the counter area between living and kitchen spaces. Excellent piece for ‘great rooms’. Classic Barclay Butera with X-bracket base in dark finish, classic tapered leg, squared back, and antique brass nailhead detailing. Also comes as bar stool with arms. Shown in Brompton Brown Leather (17” x 23” x 47 1/2”).
- Garcia Chair: The beautiful richness of an old leather club chair; transitional in use and style. A Cuban mustache-type back with stamped croc leather, and tapered legs in dark finish. Shown in Brompton Crocodile Leather (36” x 36” x 32”).
- Somerset Single-Arm Chaise: European influence with Butera’s twist of Hollywood Regency. Developed for bedroom or bathroom by those wanting to augment the luxury of their personal space. Can also be used for the living room – enjoy a pair with opposite-facing arms. Tightback, tufted chaise with double turned legs in dark finish with antique brass casters. Shown in Oyster Belgium Linen (33” x 62” x 37”).
- Avenue Chair: For that new loft that requires transitional, very clean-lined pieces, the Avenue Chair fits the bill. Features X-bracket base, black wood finish, and nickel nailhead. Shown in Oyster Belgium Linen (25”x35”).

Butera focuses – both personally and in business – on the home as personal haven and inviting gathering space. Having recently purchased both Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs famed retreat ‘Twin Palms’ – where he lived with Ava Gardner – and the 30-year, hillside home of Desi Arnaz, Jr., intimacy and nesting are at the forefront of his thoughts. He is redecorating these classic, mid-century homes in the Hollywood Regency style that continues to inspire him and his customized furnishings designs over the last few years. Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s and the Parisian café scene evoke images of great rooms where people gather and socialize. Barclay Butera actively engages these ideas in his approach to design.

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. Five BBH brand showrooms are planned for 2005, with two having opened in the first quarter – in Newport Beach (retail/designer), and at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles (designer only). Butera designs and manufactures his products in Los Angeles, CA.

Tiffany Olsen Promoted to National Sales Manager for Barclay Butera Home

Tiffany Olsen has been promoted to National Sales Manager of Barclay Butera Home, replacing Nikky deLemos. For the last two years, Olsen has been a Retail Sales Manager for Barclay Butera Inc. where she focused on special orders, purchasing and customer service. With the growth of the wholesale division Barclay Butera Home (formerly Butera Home Furnishings) and the introduction of the Barclay Butera Home brand showrooms, the expanded need for BBH product will be bigger than ever and the sales potential is vastly expanded.

“We are very excited to have Tiffany in this role. Nikky created a wonderful infrastructure, and Tiffany’s sales focus and exceptional organizational and managerial skills will help take the operational efficiency of this team to the next level, “ says Barclay Butera Inc. Chief Financial Officer Haleh Fardi.

BBH Sales Contact:
Tiffany Olsen may be reached at:
Barclay Butera Home
310-608-0022 tel / 310-608-0222 fax
e-mail protected from spam bots
www.barclaybuterahome.com

At High Point:
Interhall IHFC H103

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Suplimet Corporation Continues to Help South Florida Stay Connected

Suplimet Corporation (http://www.suplimet.com) - Miami Cellular Accessory Wholesale helps clients stay connected.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Suplimet Corporation (http://www.suplimet.com) - Miami Cellular Accessory Wholesale helps clients stay connected.

With its phenomenal selection of cell phone accessory products for every phone brand, it is no wonder Suplimet (http://www.suplimet.com) is a leader in its industry.

Suplimet wholesale selection of wireless accessories includes: batteries, housings, chargers, cases, holders as well as external antennas that can improve the reception of any cellular phone. External antennas can be used in the car, home or office. Wherever there are problems with reception, Suplimet can help.

"Suplimet is committed to customer service and market demand; We're here for the long haul” says Hermann Lozano, Founder and President of Suplimet Corporation.

Suplimet is a company specializing on the manufacturing, and distribution of after-market wireless accessories and parts 100% compatible with industry standards and OEM products, but offered at a competitive price and delivered with a friendly approach to all clients in the Americas.

Suplimet’s core values combined with excellent products is what maintains long term relationships for the company. Their permanent search for customer satisfaction, continuous refinement of the product line and innovation, honesty, and professionalism are just a few of the standards Suplimet abides by.

Suplimet’s combined experience of almost a decade, allows them to offer profitable solutions to customers in the wireless industry, with professionalism, courtesy, and value-added propositions. The company is in constant search for products to complement their customers’ supply chain needs.

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BLR Survey Finds that one in Five Firms has Been Audited for Wage-and-hour Violations Under FLSA

Firms that have not conducted a recent self-audit of their overtime pay practices run serious risks, according to a recent survey by Business and Legal Reports Inc. Asked whether they had ever been audited by the DOL for a wage-and-hour violation, 15 percent of the respondents said they’ve been audited once. Another 5 percent said they’ve been audited between two and five times.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Firms that have not conducted a recent self-audit of their overtime pay practices run serious risks, according to a recent survey by Business and Legal Reports Inc. (BLR). The survey, conducted among users of two BLR websites for HR professionals, www.HR.BLR.com and www.Compensation.BLR.com, found that every fifth employer has been audited at least once by U.S. Department of Labor for federal wage-and-hour law violations.

Such audits are especially important in the wake of last year’s changes to overtime-exemption rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). BLR, in fact, conducted its survey to determine how employers have been affected by the changes. Approximately 400 companies, of various sizes and locations throughout the U.S., participated.

Asked whether they had ever been audited by the DOL for a wage-and-hour violation, 15 percent of the respondents said they’ve been audited once. Another 5 percent said they’ve been audited between two and five times. Seventy-nine percent said they’ve never been audited.

For employers, the numbers underscore the importance of conducting self-audits, according to Susan Prince, J.D., managing editor of BLR. By regularly reviewing their pay practices, employers can protect themselves from government enforcement action and employee lawsuits, she says.

“Internal audits decrease the chances that anyone would view any errors in your past practices or policies to be willful violations of the law,” she says.

Generally, audits are triggered when a current or former employee files a complaint with the DOL or when the DOL targets a specific industry for investigation. In 2004, the agency collected $165 million in back wages due to violations of the FLSA.

Among other things, Prince says, employers need to check for employees who’ve been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay and might therefore be entitled to retroactive pay. They also need to ensure that job descriptions are current and accurately reflect employees’ true duties.

A full report on the survey results—free, and in PDF format—can be downloaded here: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS6

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

Contact:
HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood
800-727-5257 Ext. 2283

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Las Vegas Sunshine Illuminates Warmer Business Climate

Lovejoy, Inc. Detects Positive Upturn at Trade Show

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- The sun is shining and the temperature rising in domestic manufacturing, according to all indicators detected by Lovejoy, Inc. executives attending the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2005 trade show this past month in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Senior executives from the company pinpointed a few key signals that the business climate is improving for the manufacturing, aggregate, construction and mining industries. These indicators include: show attendance in terms of quality and quantity, the size and type of equipment displayed at the show, and the number of serious inquiries with intent to purchase.

Serious Buying Mood
In terms of attendance, most corporations sent personnel from design, engineering or purchasing departments. According to Jim Mahan, Director of Engineering for Lovejoy, Inc., “The high quality of the personnel companies sent to represent themselves at the show demonstrates a positive attitude. When the economy slows down, companies might send the end user or influencer, but not the purchaser or specifier, because funds are held more closely and purchasing decisions are delayed.”

In addition, Mahan noticed many booths displayed large equipment clearly designed and manufactured with a better market outlook in mind. “The type of equipment on display was specially manufactured. These are not stock items. Companies build these specialty pieces expecting to sell them before or after the show, and from multiple conversations we had and our own experience with customers, the equipment did sell and further orders ensued.”

Rich Kasprzyk, Lovejoy Sales Engineer for the ROSTA® line of suspension systems and motor bases, concurred with Mahan’s assessment of the show. “The quality and quantity of attendees was great. We came away with several leads and requests for quotations from across the country.”

Not only that, said Kasprzyk, “The mood was definitely upbeat and very positive. Everyone indicates the economy is looking up.”
Going Beyond the Game Plan

At its booth, Lovejoy, Inc. concentrated on displays showcasing the quality of ROSTA® suspension systems and motor bases, tensioners, dampening and vibration-limiting parts and equipment for the aggregate and mining industries. In addition, the company introduced a new line of LV-Torsional couplings, designed and built to offer an inexpensive, economical alternative for the agricultural market and off-highway industrial equipment industry.

The enthusiasm at the show and a meeting of creative minds spurred additional uses and applications for the LV-style torsional couplings that were not even in the original plan, said Mahan. Lovejoy engineers and product managers will be working on these additional applications in the months to come. In particular, Mahan indicated that companies that deal with equipment for road maintenance and repairs expressed great interest in Lovejoy couplings available for both Diesel engine and hydraulic applications.

Two different styles of the new coupling are available; the LV-torsional coupling for u-joint drive systems and LV-C for direct-drive systems. Agricultural usage would attach this style coupling to Diesel engines driving deep well and centrifugal pumps, while the industrial industry uses this type coupling on engines that run hydraulically powered portable compressors.

The Lovejoy Torsional coupling type-LV line horsepower range is from 150 to 625 at 1800 RPM, with five available sizes. The LV-C type coupling horsepower ranges from 50 to 425 at 1800 RPM and is available in six sizes.

For the Lovejoy/ROSTA® product line, the company gained insight into a better understanding of the MRO and OEM needs as they relate to adapting the various products.

Several different demonstrations at the booth help illustrate for attendees the superior engineered quality, durability and performance capabilities of the Lovejoy/ROSTA® products. One displayed a rice or bean shaker mounted on AB elements to illustrate stability. Another product that lends stability and improves safety is ROSTA® mountings that eliminate vibration on stairs and shaker screen structures, demonstrated with actual stairs visitors could climb to test the product.

Back on Track
Not only did Lovejoy executives make contact with new distribution channels, the show offered an excellent opportunity to build relationships with new vendors who supply raw materials for Lovejoy’s domestic manufacturing operations.

“All in all we believe that U.S.-based domestic manufacturing and service companies are going to experience a better year,” said Mahan. “That’s one of the best outtakes from this show, that domestic manufacturers and industrial operations have weathered the storm and are working together to pump up the overall economy.”

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; e-mail inquiries e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Meter Equipment Mfg. All Metal Flow Meters Provide Exceptional Durability and Safety for High Temperature Fluid Metering

All Metal meters with new "Hot Top" option measure the flow rate high temperatures oils, steam, high pressure liquid or gas service, corrosives, and piping systems exposed to high shock levels. All Metal Flowmeters are also used with opaque fluids that prevent the user from seeing a meter float through a transparent tube.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- MEM's new "Hot Top" option for All Metal Flowmeters extends the capabilities of these flow meters for high temperature fluid service. Midwest oil refineries have been using these meters for hot oil flush systems to replace glass tube rotameters. The rotameters were frequently broken when operators tapped the tubes trying to see the indicator, or disassembled the meters for cleaning. Whereas the glass tube meters lasted only months, MEM's All Metal Flowmeters were developed to last years in this service without needing replacement parts.

The meters are available in brass or T316 stainless steel construction. A shaped Alnico magnet on the float "carries" an external ball indicator within the Hot Top. This indicator travels along the outside of the meter tube wall within a slotted raceway with a clear cover over the entire assembly. A scale is attached to this clear cover, and flow is read as the scale division closest to the center of the ball. As the indicator is isolated from the wetted system, it is not effected by dirty or hot liquids. The indicator comes in standard service versions, and the new "Hot Top" option for high temperature fluids up to 600 degrees F.

Normally, the Alnico magnet is exposed to the metered fluid. Alnico has corrosion resistance similar to Type 400 stainless steel, and is suitable for most applications. Electroless nickel plating of this magnet is an option for certain corrosives. If even this plating is insufficient protection for the fluid to be metered, MEM offers a version with rare earth magnets encapsulated in a CPVC or similar carrier. Current applications for MEM All Metal Flowmeters include:

- Metering of vegetable oils and fatty acids.
- Liquid metering on lines that require periodic steam or solvent purging.
- Liquids that require external heating to remain fluid - heat tracing the meter can keep water from freezing or viscous liquids thin.
- Plating solutions.
- Heat transfer oils.
- Steam.

Initially developed for applications such as steam and Therminol flow service, MEM found another use for the Hot Top option. An Ohio bearing manufacturer was having trouble with cooling water meters near electric arc furnaces. Plastic and glass tube meters were being damaged by steel slag splash. While the water being metered was not hot, the MEM Hot Top (the indicator is faced away from the splash) remedies the problem of melted and broken tubes.

Like all standard MEM Products, All Metal meters can be disassembled without removing the body from the pipeline to facilitate cleaning, and are covered by MEM's standard five year limited warranty. The meters are offered in flows up to 500 GPM and 5000 SCFM (100 psig, 70 deg F air equivalent).

About Meter Equipment Mfg.
Meter Equipment Manufacturing (MEM) manufactures industrial Flow Meters, Flow Switches, and Flow Instrumentation. MEM flowmeters are tough simple, and accurate, and are suitable for metering water, oils, coolants, compressed air and gases, vacuum, combustion gases and atmospheres, steam, acids, and caustics.

In addition to mechanical rate of flow measurement, MEM flow meters offer options for total and grand totals, mass outputs, 4-20mA remote readouts, alarms and flow switches, plus custom engineered flowmetering systems. MEM's most popular flowmeter models are economically priced with quick deliveries.

MEM also offers calibration services for a variety of flow instrumentation. The company can calibrate liquid and gas models, with a typical calibration turn around time of less than five working days. Your inquiries regarding any application are invited.

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The AED Superstore™ and Defibtech Fund Grant Program to Offer Free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to U.S. Fire Agencies

The AED Superstore™ and Defibtech Fund Grant Program to Offer Free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to U.S. Fire Agencies

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- The AED Superstore™, the world’s largest source of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and Defibtech, LLC, a leading innovator and manufacturer of automated external defibrillators, have announced a partnership to offer free LifeLine AEDs to selected fire agencies across the United States through a private grant. Both firms are funding and administering the program.

“We committed ourselves to this program after learning that about half of all on duty firefighter casualties are the result of cardiac arrest or heart attack at the fire scene,” said AED Superstore National Sales Director Jonathan Dobbs. The latest data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirms these figures. “By donating AEDs, we’re giving fire departments a tool they can use to save the life of a fellow firefighter at the most critical moment. AEDs should be standard equipment on every engine like turnout gear and SCBA.”

Awards will consist of Defibtech LifeLine AEDs, 5-year battery pack, adult electrode pads, training and orientation video, user manual, rescue kit, 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, doctor’s prescription, and AED Check Tag™. All award AEDs will be shipped free of charge.

“We are excited to be participating in this very important grant program,” said Defibtech President Gintaras Vaisnys. “We are pleased to see that our easy to use and rugged AEDs are being deployed throughout the country and will be protecting not only the public but will be saving the lives of firefighters as well.”

The Defibtech LifeLine AED weighs just 4.2 pounds and meets professional environmental specifications, so it’s easily brought to any fire scene and it’s rugged enough for fire service use. Its uncluttered interface and loud and clear voice prompts make the device easy-to-use in the field.

The grant application process is simple. Eligible fire agencies may apply online at www.AEDsForLife.org. A paper application is available for download from the site which can be mailed or faxed to the grant administrator. A committee will review applications and award AEDs monthly. No purchase of any kind is necessary. This grant program runs through March 31, 2006.

All Municipal, County, State, and Federal fire agencies are eligible to apply including volunteer, paid-on-call, career, and combination fire departments. Private and “for profit” concerns are not eligible.

The AED Superstore(TM) is a privately held subsidiary of Allied 100, LLC of Wisconsin and is the world’s largest source of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), accessories, and AED programs to businesses, schools, churches, home users, and individuals. For more information about the AED Superstore and its products, visit www.aedsuperstore.com or call 1-877-AED-STAT (1-877-233-7828).

Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech designs and manufactures the FDA-approved Lifeline™ brand AEDs and related accessories. Defibtech's products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Founded in 1999, Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Connecticut and manufactures all of its defibrillators in the United States in a state-of-the-art ISO-9002 certified facility.

For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com or call 1-866-DEFIB-4-U (1-866-333-4248).

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Sciemetric SigPOD™ Press Test System Delivers Highest Reliability of Any Press-Fit Monitoring System

The SigPOD™ Press provides consistent test results and generates less false failures than any other press-fit monitoring solution available.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Sciemetric®, the premier provider of defect detection, analysis and traceability solutions for manufacturers, is pleased to announce the release of the SigPOD™ Press Test System. The SigPODTM Press provides the highest reliability of any press-fit monitoring system.


Using Sciemetric’s proprietary Signature Analysis software, the SigPOD™ Press is able to collect and analyze, in real time, thousands of data points from a press-fit operation. With the ability to monitor variances in one to four ram press-fit processes, the SigPOD™ Press can provide immediate detection of defective parts. Unlike other press-fit monitoring systems, SigPOD™ Press is uniquely capable of detecting process problems as well as defective parts.

Most competitive systems simply measure a limited number of data points, which can result in missed defects or rejected good parts. The SigPOD™ Press has the ability to analyze the entire signature of each press-fit operation leading to consistent test results and fewer false failures than other press-fit monitoring solutions. The advanced limit management capability of the SigPOD™, including auto-learn and maintain of limits, also leads to better and easier limit setting and fewer false rejects.

The SigPOD™ Press is a compact, economical solution that can act as a stand-alone unit to monitor press-fit operations on manual workstations. It can also be seamlessly integrated into your assembly process and act under the control of a PLC. Easy to install and user friendly, the SigPOD™ Press system is setup through a wizard menu system for your specific press-fit monitoring needs in a matter of minutes, unlike other press-fit monitoring solutions that require costly on-site installation by a 3rd party.

"SigPOD™ Press delivers a system that will greatly improve defect detection of press-fit operations," said Nathan Sheaff, President and CEO of Sciemetric Instruments Inc. "SigPOD™ Press answers one of the biggest pains facing today's manufacturers: false failures. SigPOD™ Press generates fewer false failures and at the same time finds more defects than competitive press-fit monitoring systems. When the system does indicate a defect, factory floor personnel will have confidence in the results of the system."

The SigPOD™ Press Test System is now available to customers.

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Voltaix Announces Expanded Production Capacity for Trimethylsilane (3MS)

Voltaix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, today announced that they have expanded production capacity for Ultra High Purity Trimethylsilane (3MS) to 25 tons annually. Plans are in place to further expand capacity to 75 tpy.

North Branch, NJ (PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- 3MS is used by integrated circuit manufacturers for depositing low-k thin-film dielectric layers, such as carbon-doped silicate glass films, by plasma-enhanced CVD. The improved insulation of these layers helps to increase device speed and reduce power consumption.

Voltaix is a reliable supplier of high-quality methylsilanes and silicon tetrafluoride, which is used for depositing fluorinated silicate gas films. As the demand for these high-performance precursors increases, Voltaix has increased capacity while also improving chemical specifications and detection limits.

Voltaix offers its customers a worldwide license covering the use of Voltaix’s methylsilanes with the right to make, have made, use, and offer to sell or import electronic devices in accordance with certain licensed patents assigned to Dow Corning Corporation. 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, trimethylsilane (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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Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. Announces a Special Offer for THINQ Training Server® Clients

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), a leader in Web-Based Training and E-Learning Solutions, today announced its "Corporate University - Today Program for THINQ Training Server® clients" special offer.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- KMSI is pleased to announce its "Corporate University - Today Program for THINQ Training Server® clients" special offer. This special offer lets corporations and Government agencies that have procured hosted learning management system services from THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. migrate to KMx for as low as $6,329 per year!


Through July 31st, 2005, organizations that have procured hosted learning management services from THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. can migrate to KMx and receive a 33% discount. Other competitive products may also apply. Contact KMSI's sales office at (866) 501-5674 to confirm service qualification or to learn more about this special offer.

Explains KMSI President Jack E. Lee, "The Corporate University - Today Program for THINQ Training Server® clients special offer was created following the announcement that Saba Software, Inc. would acquire rival THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. The Corporate University - Today 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."

Leading industry research analysts have stated that the THINQ product will likely be orphaned. These same analysts have also recommended that organizations using THINQ 4.x make plans to migrate now, because support for it will end in May 2006. These and other industry reports have caused many of THINQ’s customers to contact KMSI concerned that their THINQ Training Server® platform has become obsolete.

Corporate University - Today provides a web-based learning portal, learning management system and content development environment enabling easy development of e-learning programs and access courses from leading content providers. Corporate University - Today leverages the capabilities of KMSI’s flagship advanced distributed learning platform, KMx Enterprise, delivered as a hosted service in partnership with Onvix, one of the world's leading web presence providers. Pre-loaded with hundreds of courses from SkillSoft, the world’s largest and most experienced e-Learning company, Corporate University - Today is designed to meet the career development needs of staff, education of partners and suppliers, as well as provide training for consumers and support personnel.

Online, offline or classroom courses can consist of any combination of self-study material and instructor-led activities. Learning activities are both synchronous and asynchronous and provide for a virtual-classroom experience. In addition to the learning content management capabilities of KMx and access to a world-class library of online courses, Corporate University - Today provides the following features:

• Complete KMx learning management and training development systems to create custom courseware
• Complete with Virtual Classroom technology for group presentations
• Provides student/instructor chat capabilities and message boards to facilitate collaboration
• Custom site with your organization's branding and graphics
• Reporting features to track student skills acquisition and provide gap analysis
• Administrative features to monitor student activity and participation
• Post-assessments to validate skill transfer and training investment

About KMx
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. KMx is accessible using standard desktop applications and browser technologies and supports popular learning, content and document management technologies.

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

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 http://www.kmsi.us/thinq_solution.htm

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

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Speeding up the Sales Cycle With a 2-Minute Explainer(TM)

Sales prospects can quickly understand the value of a complex product when it's introduced with a 2-Minute Explainer(tm), a narrated Flash animation produced by New York B2B marketing firm Business Information Graphics, Inc. The company's clients use Explainers as the first step in the sales cycle, for product launches, and as website landing pages.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- "Our value becomes clear as soon customers understand the concept" says George Harter, marketing manager at North Carolina business process management (BPM) software maker Ultimus (http://www.ultimus.com). That's why our sales team regularly makes the 2-Minute Explainer(TM) the first step in the sales cycle."


The "2-Minute Explainer" is a Flash animation produced by Business Information Graphics, a New York B2B marketing communication firm. "It's Flash, but we're not the least bit flashy," says company president Bruce McKenzie. "What we do is to package a sales proposition so it's delivered consistently in a way that prospects can immediately understand."

To put across the Ultimus value proposition, B.I.G. animated a purchase requisition struggling to get fulfilled. "As soon as people see the animated task actively trying to get the next person's attention, rather than waiting for that person to act," says Harter, "they understand how business process management adds value to their organization." The Explainer is one of the most-viewed pages on the Ultimus website.

Making connections
Kevin Cavanaugh, COO of Connecticut's Qualtech Systems (http://www.teamqsi.com), which is commercializing software developed for space exploration and military applications, uses an Explainer to kick off presentations. "We can start describing product details knowing that everyone has the big picture." Qualtech's sales team has found that that they are doing fewer laborious software demos than they used to, "because people get it - we don't have to show them." Qualtech has also found that pitching stories to magazine editors is easier now. Says Cavanaugh, "when our PR firm tells an editor, 'take two minutes and go to this URL', the editor usually comes back and says, 'hey, that really is interesting.'"

Most B.I.G. clients also use the 2-minute Explainer at trade shows and conferences. "We make it easy to run it as a loop," says McKenzie. "If you put it on the exhibit perimeter, you improve the chances that people will come into the exhibit sort of "pre-qualified" to ask good questions."

Depolysyllabification
"Creating a 2-Minute Explainer brings out the best in everyone," says McKenzie. "Disciplining ourselves and our clients to stick to the two-minute timeframe keeps us all focused." McKenzie and partner Lorna Pautzke, who both hold M.B.A. degrees, research and write the script based on phone conversations, web pages and PowerPoint presentations. They apply what they call the "depolysyllabification" process. "The literature put out by tech companies all says pretty much the same thing in the same windy jargon," says McKenzie. "So-and-so is the leading provider of something-or-other that's really technical and important. We turn that into a simple and direct picture story that tells you, in a businesslike way, what it is and why you should care."

A portfolio of 2-Minute Explainers can be viewed at http://www.2MinuteExplainer.com

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Invensys Announces New Name for Its Industry-Leading e-Commerce Site

New name – “BuyAutomation.com” – more accurately reflects the broad range of automation products and services available on the site from Foxboro, Triconex, Eurotherm, Action Instruments and other leading brands

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Invensys Process Systems has announced that it has renamed the company’s existing e-commerce site (formerly known as iastore.com) as www.BuyAutomation.com. This new name more accurately reflects the wide range of automation products and services available on the e-commerce site.


Invensys first launched its e-commerce site in 1998. Since that date, the site has been continuously enhanced with new features and capabilities that make it even easier and more convenient to select, configure, price, and purchase Invensys automation products. Today, www.BuyAutomation.com features the broadest selection of automation products available on the Web.

Product lines include:
•Foxboro measurement and instrument products
•Eurotherm controllers
•Action Instruments I/O products
•Foxboro I/A Series automation system hardware, software, and components
•Foxboro A2 “mini-DCS” system products
•Triconex safety system products
•Foxboro SCADA system products
•Foxboro Field Services, Lifetime Learning Services, and Engineering Services
•plus other Invensys products and selected third-party products

www.BuyAutomation.com also boasts advanced features and capabilities designed to significantly reduce the time, effort, and cost required to purchase automation products.

These include:
•On-line configurators – just point and click to select the appropriate features and functionality
•On-line generation of both quotation summaries and detailed equipment lists
•“TeamBuy” collaborative purchasing capability allows members of a pre-determined shopping group to access joint shopping baskets to specify, authorise, and place orders
•Alliance partner program utilises dedicated extranets that display lists of frequently ordered product and reflect negotiated discounts. Extranets can be customised to smoothly integrate into the alliance partner’s purchasing process
•On-line order revision capabilities save time and effort
•On-line order status capability provides detailed order information and shopping status, plus hot links to carriers
•Secure transactions with support for 180 different ISO currencies
•On-line material services support for contract customers, including warranty replacement, repairs, and module exchange
•On-line training to eliminate e-commerce guesswork and trial and error

For more information on Invensys’ re-named e-commerce site, readers can just point their Web browsers at www.BuyAutomation.com.

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

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

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

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

Release available at: http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx

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Clarification of Proposed Financing

BBC Capital Management Inc. (the “Company”) wishes to clarify the non-brokered proposed financing mentioned in the Company’s news release dated April 1, 2005.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- BBC Capital Management Inc. (the “Company”) wishes to clarify the non-brokered proposed financing mentioned in the Company’s news release dated April 1, 2005.


The Company announced a further non-brokered private placement financing of up to gross proceeds of U.S.$2,000,000 before offering costs. The offering consists of up to 1,600,000 common shares of the Company at a price of U.S.$1.25 per share of which 400,000 shares have already been subscribed and paid for. The Company has received commitments for the balance of the offering and anticipates closing concurrently with completion of the acquisition of CGMW. This additional financing will be used to provide CGMW with working capital to expand its business and purchase further inventory of raw granite and marble slabs. Subject to regulatory approval, a finder’s fee may be payable on all or a portion of this private placement.

The Company has made its formal submission to the TSX Venture Exchange for approval of the Qualifying Transaction as described in the news release dated April 1, 2005.

The Company does not intend to seek shareholder approval for the Qualifying Transaction as the Qualifying Transaction is not a Non Arm’s Length Qualifying Transaction (as defined in the TSX Venture Exchange policies).

The Company intends that this transaction will constitute its Qualifying Transaction. Upon approval and completion of the Qualifying Transaction, the Company will carry on through CGMW, as its wholly-owned subsidiary, the business of wholesale importation and distribution of raw slabs of granite, marble and other stone used in the construction industry, together with stone fabrication tools and supplies.

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

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
BBC Capital Management Inc.

"Aly Mawji"

Aly Mawji
President

BBC Capital Management Inc.
Suite 1304, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L2

News Release
(No. 2022-04-02)
April 4, 2022
Trading Symbol: BBC.P

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Top 50 EMS Providers Shatter Sales Record

In 2004, MMI Top 50 EMS providers hit an all-time high for combined sales.

Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- Manufacturing Market Insider, a newsletter specializing in the EMS (electronics manufacturing services) industry, has released its annual MMI Top 50™ list of the world’s largest EMS providers. Together, these 50 companies accounted for 2005 sales of $94.26 billion, which represented an all-time high for Top 50 revenue.

Data collected on 49 of the 50 companies showed overall growth of 25.5% in 2004. “This data just confirms how strong industry growth was last year,” said John Tuck, editor and publisher of Manufacturing Market Insider. With a market share well above 80%, the MMI Top 50 can be considered as a proxy for the EMS industry.

MMI Top 50 providers were ranked based on 2004 sales in US dollars. In order, the top five were Flextronics, Foxconn, Sanmina-SCI, Solectron and Celestica. For a top-ten ranking, the minimum was $1.59 billion in revenue, up from $1.19 billion the year before. To make the MMI Top 50, EMS providers needed 2004 sales of at least $154 million.

Six companies on the 2004 Top 50 did not appear in the 2003 list. Of those, five are based in the US or Canada. “We were surprised about these five additions, four of which are US-based. But it just shows that providers who manufacture in North America can still grow,” said Tuck.

In addition to ranking providers by 2004 sales, MMI Top 50 listings include sales growth, number of employees, number of plants, facility space, space in low-cost regions, number of SMT lines and customer data. This special section was published in the March 2005 issue of MMI.

Founded in 1991, Manufacturing Market Insider is a newsletter providing dedicated monthly coverage of the EMS industry. MMI has become the industry’s journal of record. The newsletter is published by JBT Communications, based in Burlington, VT; phone 802-651-9334; fax 802-651-9336. Annual subscriptions cost $445 in North America. Visit MMI’s web site at http://www.mfgmkt.com.

Contact:
John Tuck, publisher
Manufacturing Market Insider
802-651-9334

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Encompix Offers 3 Month ETO Implementation

Encompix Offers 3 Month ETO Implementation

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.

After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

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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Defining Small Manufacturers: By Number of Parts

Defining Small Manufacturers: By Number of Parts

(PRWEB) April 7, 2022 -- E-Z-MRP, the leading manufacturing software system for small manufacturers, announced effective April 15th, there will be a new pricing and product structure. According to Rocky Smolin, founder of Beach Access Software, makers of E-Z-MRP, “We see a distinction between those small manufacturers with less than five hundred parts in material resource planning, and those with a need for unlimited part numbers.”

Smolin noted that some manufacturers will start with the under 500 parts version of E-Z-MRP, priced at $2995, and grow into the new unlimited version, priced at $9800. Beach Access Software credits the $2995 for customers who later choose to upgrade. Other small manufacturers who presently have more than five hundred part will start right away with the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

Small manufacturers with more than one hundred parts can no longer manage the manufacturing process on an Excel spreadsheet. Since more than 84% of all manufacturers have less than fifty employees, there is a remarkable opportunity for cost-effective manufacturing systems like E-Z-MRP. Despite the extensive media coverage regarding ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), in most cases these small manufacturers do not require all the functionality offered, nor can many afford the price point.

Somewhere between Excel and ERP is the core process for most manufacturers. By offering the two versions of E-Z-MRP, no small manufacturer will be required to purchase more software than actually needed, while still having the ability to grow into the E-Z-MRP Unlimited version.

The EZ 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 and a purchase order module for printing purchase orders.

E-Z-MRP runs on any Windows-based PC or network, and requires only Access 2000, Access XP, or Access 2003 to run. No on-site or remote training is required. A comprehensive user manual with tutorials provides all the required instruction.
Leasing options are also available.

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

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April 06, 2022

Riedhammer Acquires Open-type Anode Baking Technology

This German company has now become the world’s only producer of both open and closed-type anode baking furnaces

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Riedhammer, a German company (of which 90% is held by Sacmi) specialized in closed-type anode and cathode baking furnaces, has obtained approval from the European Community for the acquisition of open-type technology from Alcan Alesa Engineering Ltd (which has installed dozens of furnaces all over then world), a division of the Alcan multinational, the world’s second largest producer of primary aluminium. Acquisition of this technology makes Riedhammer the only producer in the world capable of meeting the full needs of those operating in the primary aluminium industry and offering both open and closed-type furnaces for the baking of first class anodes. Worldwide, about 30% of furnaces already feature Alesa or Riedhammer technology. Today Riedhammer, a subsidiary of the Sacmi group (total sales € 862 million and 3,180 employees on 31-12-2021), is steadily upgrading its flexibility and competitiveness in the execution of anode and cathode “turnkey” firing systems.

Recent fluctuations in the demand for aluminium meant that the market was in need of an independent supplier also as regards open-type technology. Riedhammer, thanks to strategic and financial support from the Sacmi Group, has decided to take up this challenge. It aims to dialogue with all market players so they can make full use of Riedhammer’s 50 years’ of experience, its top-class, specialised industrial organisation and its direct presence in over 35 countries.

According to estimates from forecasting institutes international demand for aluminium is set to grow by 4% in 2005. On the supply side, the increase is expected to be around 5.7%, yet will still fail to bridge the world aluminium output shortfall, which, in 2005, should be around 200 thousand tons. Riedhammer, with over 6,000 kilns installed in different industries all over the world, has been producing ceramic firing systems since 1924. This historical German brand, in addition to being specialised in the baking of anodes, cathodes and carbon electrodes, is the market leader in industrial firing processes that range from ceramic (sanitaryware and tableware) to technical ceramic (refractories, insulators, electronic components) and recycling (batteries, non-ferrous metals).

Riedhammer GmbH
Industrieofenanlagen
Klingenhofstr. 72
D-90411 Nürnberg
Telefon: (0911) 52 18-0
Telefax: (0911) 52 18-231

www.riedhammer.de
Managing Directors:
Peter Riedhammer, Stefano Lanzoni, Carlo Marzi
e-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. to Provide Free Online Seminar on "The Effective E-Learning Project"

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), a leader in Web-based Training and E-Learning Solutions, will be conducting an Online Seminar on “The Effective E-Learning Project” on April 12, 2022 and will feature MG (Ret.) Robert H. Scales, Jr.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- KMSI is pleased to announce that Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. will be featured in its Live Webcast – E-Learning Return on Investment (ROI) Web Seminar Series on April 12th. This online seminar will address why elearning projects are often disabled by technical integration issues, content compatibility issues, Learning Management Systems that simply won’t play the elearning content, and, worst of all, the cost of “unknowns”. The seminar will also address prevailing ROI calculations, why instructional design principles are important as a factor in both determining ROI and measuring what learning was actually accomplished, and why SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is important when planning for and managing successful Government elearning projects.


Dr. Scales is currently President of COLGEN, Inc., a well-respected consulting firm supporting the U.S. Military and the defense industrial complex. Since retiring from the Army, he also served as President and CEO of Walden University and President of Capstar Government Services (CGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Services. Prior to joining the private sector, Dr. Scales served over thirty years in the Army, retiring as a Major General. His last two assignments were as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Army’s Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) Command and as Commandant of the United States Army War College. 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 very pleased to have Dr. Scales contribute to our Live webcast series. He has considerable experience with E-Learning ROI issues and those who join the event on April 12th will have the chance to hear firsthand what he has learned regarding this important subject” said Jack Lee, KMSI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Brett Wilson, KMSI’s Vice President of Eastern Operations added “Dr. Scales is one of the most recognized and authoritative figures on military training so we are fortunate to have his participation in this event”.

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/series.htm

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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Vortex-i - The New Fully Computer-Controlled Torque Measurement System for Quality Control Testing

Mecmesin, the specialists in force and torque measurement for quality control testing of manufactured products, components and materials have announced the release of 'Vortex-i' - a torque testing system controlled by 'Emperor' software. The system has been designed for quality control professionals in many industrial sectors, including: electronics, automotive, medical, aviation, fasteners, pharmaceuticals and packaging.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- In today’s increasingly competitive packaging industry, minimising costs associated with product wastage or reworking has become absolutely critical. Packaging engineers, designers and specifiers are well-aware of the vital contribution that that force and torque measurement systems can make to the early identification of potential design or production problems.

This year Interpack gives packaging professionals and food technologists their first opportunity to see Vortex-i – the Mecmesin system with the potential to take torque testing in quality control laboratories to a new level.

Vortex-i, which is fully controlled by Mecmesin’s flexible, powerful and user-friendly Emperor software enables quality engineers to develop sophisticated procedures and analyses to meet their particular product testing requirements.

One group of tests which are of great significance within the packaging industry involve measuring those torques which characterise the performance of screw closures, caps and lids. Vortex-i is the ideal instruments for: identifying slip torque and bridge torque of tamper-evident closures, determining the release torque of vacuum closures, measuring the peak torque to open a ‘push and twist’ or ‘squeeze and twist’ child-resistant cap, and indeed quantifying the openability of all types of screw closure.

Within the food industry, the role of Mecmesin testing systems is not, of course, limited to evaluating the performance of food packaging – applying tensile, compressive or torsional loads directly to food products can also generate a wealth of information about quality.

Mecmesin force and torque testing systems are distributed wordwide; throughout the USA and Canada availability is exclusively via Dillon-WeighTronix, of Fairmont, MN, under their 'Quantrol' brandname.

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62% Say Union Not Helpful With Bad Bosses

62% Of 1,495 visitors who participated in a recent survey at Badbossology.com said their union is not helpful in protecting employees from bad bosses and 6% said it is very helpful.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Based on a recent North-American wide survey conducted at Badbossology.com, it appears that many people do not believe that their union helps protect employees from difficult bosses. Specifically, of the 1,495 people who completed the survey on its site (http://www.badbossology.com), 62% believe that their union is not helpful and 6% believe that they are very helpful. Said Co-founder Gary Lahey, "These results suggest that union leaders should review the effectiveness of programs in place to protect employees from bad bosses in consultation with corporate management." In addition, a discussion forum is available on the site (http://www.badbossology.com/i8652) to address this survey's results and related topics such as what could unions do to be more helpful, and how could unions and management work together to better protect employees from difficult bosses?

A new survey, sponsored by global human resource consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) asks, "If you were promoted to your boss' position tomorrow, what would make you most apprehensive?"

Difficult bosses are a big problem in Corporate America. Other surveys indicate that approximately 40% of employees have had to deal with a bad boss, and a Gallup Organization study of over 1,000,000 employees found that if a company is losing good people, more than any other single reason, the cause is their immediate supervisor: Gallup also found poorly managed workgroups are an average of 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well managed groups.

Badbossology.com itself is designed to protect both people and companies from bad bosses, and all of its content and services are available without any fees. It provides continually updated material in an intuitive, blog-style user interface. It takes a responsible balanced approach, devoid of ranting and 'Boss from Hell' stories, and also provides key resources for bosses, executives and board members (http://www.badbossology.com/c68). A "Vault" or secure repository is provided so visitors can bookmark items along with personal notes for fast reference. And material is drawn from sources such as The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, Fast Company, The Harvard Business School, and the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com.

About DDI: Since 1970, Development Dimensions International, a global human resource consulting firm specializing in leadership and selection, has worked with some of the world's most successful organizations. With more than 1,000 associates in 75 offices in 26 countries around the world and headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., DDI advises businesses of all sizes—including half of the Fortune 500—on the selection, development and retention of their workforces and helping them realize business success. For more information go to http://www.ddiworld.com/aboutddi.

For further information, please contact e-mail protected from spam bots, visit http://www.badbossology.com or call Gary Lahey at 416-201-9730.

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Major US Supplier of PVC Sheet Appoints New Directors

Boltaron Performance Products names new Director of Industrial Sales and Director of Technical Support.

Newcomerstown, OH (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Boltaron Performance Products, LLC announced today that it has appointed James Hutter, Director of Industrial Sales. Mr. Hutter has been associated with Boltaron and its predecessor companies for over 20 years in various capacities, including most recently as the owner of West Coast Plastic Sales, a manufacture’s representative. Mr. Hutter has extensive knowledge of the PVC thermoforming market. He will be responsible for coordinating all of Boltaron’s industrial PVC sheet sales throughout North America. Boltaron also announced today that Harley Dakin has been appointed Director of Technical Support. Mr. Dakin has been associated with Boltaron and its predecessor companies for over 10 years.

Commenting on the appointments, Lawrence J. Schorr, President and principal owner of Boltaron said “Jim has been a key member of our sales team for many years. His experience and effectiveness in building sales and relationships is unparalleled in the industry. Jim will lead our effort to increase our market penetration with new extrusion capacity and sheet product offerings. Harley is also a key member of our team and has extensive experience in many functions in the company, including quality management, sales, marketing and technical support.”

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Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Meeting May 9 - 11

Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning Meeting May 9 - 11

(PRWEB) April 6, 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 Encompix has ENERFAB Live in 3 Months

ETO ERP Encompix has ENERFAB Live in 3 Months

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- ENERFAB is a leading process solution firm with design/build capabilities serving the process industries including chemical, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceutical, power generation, and pulp and paper.


After a three-month implementation, ENERFAB went live with Encompix on October 19, 2004. Moving from a "green screen" system to Encompix was a big change for the Sharonville, Ohio, firm. "We were very impressed with the inventory and purchasing functionality and by eliminating duplicate data entry we have cut our purchasing time by half," said Dave Lutz, IT Director.

ENERFAB has over 2,600 employees in 10 locations and plans to increase its use of Encompix. "We are looking at expanding our use of Encompix into other areas of the business and are planning to bring on our Spare Parts Division in a couple of months."

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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Small Manufacturers Reduce Material Resource Planning Implementation Cycle to 18 Days

Small Manufacturers Reduce Material Resource Planning Implementation Cycle to 18 Days

(PRWEB) April 6, 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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Riedhammer Acquires Open-Type Anode Baking Technology

This German company has now become the world’s only producer of both open and closed-type anode baking furnaces.

(PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Riedhammer, a German company (of which 90% is held by Sacmi) specialised in closed-type anode and cathode baking furnaces, has obtained approval from the European Community for the acquisition of open-type technology from Alcan Alesa Engineering Ltd (which has installed dozens of furnaces all over then world), a division of the Alcan multinational, the world’s second largest producer of primary aluminium. Acquisition of this technology makes Riedhammer the only producer in the world capable of meeting the full needs of those operating in the primary aluminium industry and offering both open and closed-type furnaces for the baking of first class anodes. Worldwide, about 30% of furnaces already feature Alesa or Riedhammer technology. Today Riedhammer, a subsidiary of the Sacmi group (total sales € 862 million and 3,180 employees on 31-12-2021), is steadily upgrading its flexibility and competitiveness in the execution of anode and cathode “turnkey” firing systems.


Recent fluctuations in the demand for aluminium meant that the market was in need of an independent supplier also as regards open-type technology. Riedhammer, thanks to strategic and financial support from the Sacmi Group, has decided to take up this challenge. It aims to dialogue with all market players so they can make full use of Riedhammer’s 50 years’ of experience, its top-class, specialised industrial organisation and its direct presence in over 35 countries.

According to estimates from forecasting institutes international demand for aluminium is set to grow by 4% in 2005. On the supply side, the increase is expected to be around 5.7%, yet will still fail to bridge the world aluminium output shortfall, which, in 2005, should be around 200 thousand tons. Riedhammer, with over 6,000 kilns installed in different industries all over the world, has been producing ceramic firing systems since 1924. This historical German brand, in addition to being specialised in the baking of anodes, cathodes and carbon electrodes, is the market leader in industrial firing processes that range from ceramic (sanitaryware and tableware) to technical ceramic (refractories, insulators, electronic components) and recycling (batteries, non-ferrous metals).

Riedhammer GmbH
Industrieofenanlagen
Klingenhofstr. 72
D-90411 Nürnberg
Telefon: (0911) 52 18-0
Telefax: (0911) 52 18-231

www.riedhammer.de
Managing Directors:
Peter Riedhammer, Stefano Lanzoni, Carlo Marzie-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Power & Telephone Supply Company to Distribute Coaxsys’ TVNET to Telco Customers

Coaxsys Expands Distribution to Meet Increased Demand

Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 5, 2022 -- Coaxsys Incorporated, makers of the #1 deployed IPTV network, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Power & Telephone Supply Company to act as the first distribution partner for its TVnet network. Power & Tel will offer the IPTV 7000, currently used by more than twenty U.S. telcos, to its network of over 300 customers.

Coaxsys’ IPTV 7000, which utilizes TVnet technology, instantly transforms a home’s existing coaxial cable infrastructure into a high-speed, IPTV-ready digital entertainment network. The network enables telcos to offer IPTV to its customers without having to rewire homes with Cat-5 Ethernet cable. Its low cost and simple plug-and-play installation enable telcos to utilize preexisting wires, dramatically reduce installation time, and deploy IPTV more quickly. This not only allows them to meet customers’ demand for reliability and simplicity, but it also saves the telco a considerable amount of money on installation.

Power & Telephone Supply Company is an independent distributor of material for the Telecommunications and Cable TV industries. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Power & Tel has nine domestic and seven international offices and warehouses. Power & Tel does not manufacture or offer its own product lines; instead, its focus is on identifying and offering the best products and solutions to its customers. As a full-line stocking distributor and material management provider to the worldwide communications market, Power & Tel has been actively involved in the search for a networking solution for telcos’ IPTV deployments.

“Our customers demand the best products, and they rely on us to conduct considerable due diligence to ensure that the products we offer are reliable and functional,” said Jim Drain, VP Telephone Group for Power & Tel. “A number of our telco customers have deployed IPTV already, and countless more will be doing so in the near future. Coaxsys’ TVnet works, is reliable, is cost-effective, and has a large installed base with U.S. telcos. We are pleased to have been selected as Coaxsys’ first distribution partner, and we are excited to offer our customers the opportunity to deploy IPTV without having to rewire their customers’ homes.”

Coaxsys VP of Sales, Gregory Boe, was quick to praise his Company’s new distributor. “Over the past several months we have asked our telco customers to recommend a distributor they consider trustworthy. Without exception, they have praised Power & Tel’s commitment to quality and customer service.” Boe continued, “We are excited about the new customers to which we will be exposed, but more importantly, we are pleased to have Power & Tel represent our products. We believe that the partnership is an excellent fit that will benefit our collective customer base. Both companies hold the same high standard for customer service and excellence.”

Coaxsys’ TVnet adapters are the only available IPTV alternative to rewiring homes with Cat-5 Ethernet. Once connected to the video or broadband source, TVnet transforms the entire home’s coaxial cable into a series of network-enabled coax jacks. TVnet adapters can then be connected to any network-enabled device in order to provide Internet access, share peripherals, or stream high quality, digital audio and video (including multi-channel and HDTV).

TVnet delivers up to 104 Mbps transfer rate and supports distances up to 250 feet. TVnet is also compatible with TV splitters and supports Ethernet unicast, multicast, and broadcast.

About Coaxsys
Coaxsys, Inc., manufactures groundbreaking, high-speed networking and distribution solutions utilizing standard coaxial cable. The company’s new line of TVnet products enables telcos, cable operators, and satellite providers to deliver and distribute voice, data, and video throughout the home. TVnet transforms coax receptacles into a high performance multimedia network, creating new applications for digital communications and entertainment - without having to hardwire Cat 5 cable throughout the home. Coaxsys also licenses its TVnet technology to partners, such as set-top box and modem companies, that wish to make their products TVnet-Ready.

Established in 2002, Coaxsys is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For more information on Coaxsys, visit www.coaxsys.com

About Power & Telephone Supply Company (Power & Tel):
Power & Telephone Supply Co. is a full-line stocking distributor and material management provider to the worldwide communications market. Their recognized high-level of service is traced to experienced sales, technical and warehousing staffs; a state-of-the-art inventory management and customer service system; industry established best practices such as ISO 9001:2000; and mature relationships with manufacturing partners. Serving customers since 1963, Power & Tel is headquartered in Memphis, TN and has more than 300 employees globally. The company operates over half a million square feet of distribution space worldwide and in 2004 shipped material to over 60 countries. Power & Tel's mission is to be your most cost-effective way to have the right material at the right place at the right time… every time. For more information call 877-PNT-TEAM or visit http://www.ptsupply.com.

Coaxsys:
Ted Archer
Director of Marketing
408-395-5556
e-mail protected from spam bots

Media/analysts contact:
Joseph Kilmer
FutureWorks, Inc.
408-428-0895 Ext. 113
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Syntax Groups Debuts First 42-Inch Olevia LCD TV Featuring ATSC+HDMI Digital Tuner; An Attractive Alternative to Plasma TVs

New Syntax Olevia 42-inch LCD TV blends high quality digital technology and affordability to give consumers a compelling alternative to plasma TVs.

CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of LCD TVs in North America, today announced the new 42-inch Olevia(tm) widescreen
HD built-in LCD TV, its first model to include ATSC+HDMI as well as NTSC TV tuners. Sporting Syntax’s attractive new black bezel design displaying elegance and versatility, the richly featured Olevia LT42HVi LCD TV presents consumers with a compelling alternative to similar sized plasma TVs.

“We are confident that our 42-inch Olevia LCD TV with Super-IPS and Syntax’s iDEA technology is the ideal ‘cross-over’ product for consumers who desire an affordable large format digital TV that they can enjoy for an extended number of years without the negative attributes associated with plasma TVs,” said James Li, Chief Executive Officer of Syntax Groups. “As more consumers increase their awareness of plasma’s high power consumption, heat and fan noise, plus image burn-in effects and shorter life cycle, our high value 42-inch Olevia will be their obvious choice.”

The Olevia LT42HVi is the latest model to include Syntax’s proprietary “iDEA”(Innovative Digitally Enhanced Architecture) digital video processing technology, a suite of built-in and user-selectable video/audio features delivering crisp, clear pictures with precise colors, sharp resolutions and audio synchronization through its advance digital sound processor (DSP).

Key features of the Olevia LT42HVi include:
· High-quality 42-inch widescreen Super-IPS LCD panel with 16:9 aspect ratio
1366 x 768 native resolution (WXGA)
· 8 ms response time
· 1200:1 dynamic contrast ratio
· 800 nits brightness
· 178 degrees (H) x 178 degrees (V) wide viewing angle
· ATSC/QAM tuner for receiving digital video and audio broadcasts over-the-air
· HDMI with HDCP compatibility
· HD built-in with de-interlacing up to 1080i
· Dual progressive component scan inputs with 3:2 pulldown
· User selectable audio equalizer preset modes and reverb effects
· Choice of horizontal or vertical mounted speakers

To best fit a variety of living environments, Syntax is the first manufacturer to provide users with a choice of speaker mounting positions. The Olevia LT42HVi’s two 25-watt stereo enhanced surround sound detachable speakers can be mounted either horizontally at the base of the TV, or vertically on each side, or completely removed for users who want to customize their sound system. A newly designed stand featuring a rounded footprint is detachable for users who want to wall mount the Olevia LT42HVi.

Competitively priced at $3699, the Olevia LT42HVi is scheduled for availability in June 2005. With the richest warranty in the industry, Syntax provides consumers of its Olevia LCD TVs (26+ inch units) with a unique free first year on-site service plan.

About “iDEA” Technology
Syntax’s proprietary iDEA technology, a highly integrated System-On-a-Chip, delivers an exceptional solution to digital display complexities commonly associated with color, contrast, sharpness, motion and noise. Syntax is now implementing “iDEA” technology into its Olevia LCD TVs to provide image enhancements including Dynamic Brightness and Contrast Controls, Pure Edge Enhancement, Advanced Sharpness Control, Dynamic Noise Reduction, Black Level Extender, White Peak Limiter, Flesh Tone Control, Adaptive Luma Control and an Advanced Digital Sound Processor.

About Super-IPS
Super-IPS (Super-In-Plane-Switching) technology provides the best display performance for LCD TVs with higher color saturation, the widest viewing angles, sharpest images, best response times, and the minimum amount of color shift and distortion from any angle.

About Syntax Groups
Headquartered in Southern California, Syntax Groups Corporation (www.syntaxgroups.com) is a complete vertically integrated R&D;, manufacturing and channel sales company of high value consumer electronics and computer technology convergence products for the post-PC era. Through its joint venture company, DigiMedia (www.digimedia.com.tw), formed in Taiwan with Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups controls a powerful end-to-end supply chain including R&D; and manufacturing of backlights for its LCD TVs, optical engines for LCoS TVs, strategic relationships with leading TFT LCD suppliers, mass production manufacturing of LCD TVs and LCoS TVs, quality control, channel sales, marketing and distribution with a solid back-end customer support program. Syntax sells its fully-featured Olevia LCD TVs through a rapidly growing channel network of national and regional retail stores in North America plus distributors and consumer-direct online partners, and internationally in Southeast Asia. To support the dramatic growth of its operations and expanding employee base of 100 people, Syntax relocated its corporate headquarters into new, larger premises located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91789.

Syntax Groups Corporation and Olevia are trademarks of Syntax Groups Corporation.

Contact:
Pattie Adams
Syntax Groups Corporation
909/859-8432
pattieadams @ syntaxgroups.com
www.syntaxgroups.com

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April 05, 2022

TSI Announces The Ultimate PMI® PMP® Exam Training Course

Weekend classes offered in New England and Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 4, 2022 -- North Texas-based True Solutions Inc. (TSI) today announced the release of The Ultimate PMP® Exam Prep Course. This ground-breaking training course prepares participants to achieve the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Designation with as few as two days of classroom training.

The Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Course is currently available in three models: 2-Day accelerated classroom training, 5-Day classroom training and a self-paced home study version. A web-based version will soon be released. Using a unique approach, TSI offers the 2-Day accelerated course in Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday, and Monday-Tuesday sessions through mid-August in the New England area and in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

TSI’s new approach to PMP exam preparation provides individuals interested in a career in project management with an expedited route to acquiring skills they need to be successful, and if they choose, to pass the PMP exam. "This class offers an advanced look at the PMBOK® Guide’s Knowledge Areas," which TSI’s President, Wes Balakian, says are vital to managing projects using PMI’s method. "This program's curriculum combines three proven training approaches – lessons, hands-on exercises and trial exams – into one integrated, invaluable learning opportunity."

Mr. Balakian continues, "The formal process of project management is a learned discipline that is a vital key to project success. The best way to ensure your project managers succeed is to ensure they have a good working understanding of this global project management method. TSI’s Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Course delivers that knowledge."

The course was developed by TSI for delivery to corporations, universities and individuals in flexible, convenient training options.

About True Solutions Inc.
TSI is a global consulting and training organization founded in 1999. TSI facilitates the preparation, implementation and adoption of technology with proven methods that accommodate clients’ business processes and corporate culture. TSI consultants and trainers include technical experts and tenured academic professionals with years of experience in workforce management, project management, business process improvement and information technology. Visit www.true-solution.com, contact TSI at 972.770.0900 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

PMI, PMP and PMBOK are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute. True Solutions Inc. is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP®) for PMI.

Call TSI at 972.770.0900, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.true-solution.com and click on Ultimate PMP Exam Prep under Education.

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SwiftCD Continues Expansions, Acquisitions, Alliances in 2005 - Releases News Summary, First Quarter, 2005

SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) continues to solidify its leadership position in the world marketplace for on-demand, custom CD and DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, with a host of new announcements, alliances, and acquisitions in 2005. The company has now released a recap of its most important first-quarter announcements for 2005, "at a glance."

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) continues to solidify its leadership position in the world marketplace for on-demand, custom CD and DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, with a host of new announcements, alliances, and acquisitions in 2005. The company has now released a recap of its most important first-quarter announcements for 2005, "at a glance," below:

SwiftCD Powers Physical Delivery from DriverGuide.com:
March 15, 2022 -- Leading industry resource DriverGuide.com helps computer users everywhere avoid the headaches caused by missing drivers, and now allows them the option of creating and saving their own custom-output CDs, thanks to the on-demand technology offered by SwiftCD. Selections from DriverGuide.com's massive database archive of over 300,000 drivers and resources -- the largest and most comprehensive on the web -- are now available for physical delivery, with only a nominal fee for shipping and handling. 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.

SoftWrap Offers Logistics Solution Powered by SwiftCD:
March 8, 2022 -- Manufacturing and fulfillment leader SwiftCD announces that Softwrap, a world leader in digital rights management, will be offering software developers and clients a new and unique logistics solution, powered by SwiftCD's on-demand manufacturing and fulfillment service. Thanks to SwiftCD, Softwrap vendors will have access to a quick, affordable and powerful cross-selling tool that will be available to customers in the ease of just a few mouse clicks.

SwiftCD Expands Ordering, Integration, and Reporting Tools for Customers:
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. 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 Acquires Certain Assets of Xburn:
February 3, 2022 — In a key strategic move within the CD duplication and fulfillment industry, DigitalSwift (www.DigitalSwift.com), the parent company of SwiftCD, has acquired certain assets of Los Angeles-based Xburn (www.Xburn.com). The world leader in on-demand dynamic CD/DVD manufacturing and fulfillment, DigitalSwift's acquisition is an important milestone for the company and its popular subsidiary SwiftCD, which continues its trend of rapid expansion in 2005.

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.

SwiftCD® and DigitalSwift®, and are the registered trademarks of DigitalSwift Corporation.

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The Smithsonian’s National Design Museum to Spotlight Atair Aerospace’s Composite Parafoil as Part of Its “Extreme Textiles” Exhibition

The Smithsonian has selected Atair Aerospace’s (Atair AS) Composite Parafoil for display opposite the Wright Brothers’ 1902 flyer to contrast early to state-of-the-art textiles used in aviation. The exhibit entitled, “Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance” will be on view April 8, 2022 through October 30, 2021 at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- The Smithsonian has selected Atair Aerospace’s (Atair AS) Composite Parafoil for display opposite the Wright Brothers’ 1902 flyer. This display will contrast early to state-of-the-art textiles used in aviation.

Atair AS’s ‘Cobalt’ composite parafoil is being displayed as part of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibit, “Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance.” Atair AS’s parafoils represents the state of the art in gliding parachute design. Also displayed will be a “Birdman Suit” constructed using Atair AS’s non-woven composite textiles and inventive manufacturing techniques.

Led by one of New York City’s own, Daniel Preston, Atair AS is revolutionizing the parachute industry with the development of composite textiles and manufacturing techniques. Atair AS is using its Composite Parachute Technology™ (CPT) to develop highly efficient, light weight parafoils with applications of great social consequence. Atair AS’s CPT is being implemented on autonomously guided parafoils for resupply, and unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance in IRAQ.

Atair AS’s autonomously guided parafoil systems were developed for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC) to transition the Army’s current WWII-era low altitude, low accuracy, high vulnerability airdrop practices into the 21st Century. Existing airdrop methods expose air and ground troops to threat from insurgents’ inexpensive shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (SAMs). Guided parafoil systems can be likened to a smart bomb but for safely delivering cargo. Atair AS’s systems can be air dropped at up to 35,000 ft., autonomously glide over 30 miles, and land cargo within 150 ft. of a target—thus saving lives and protecting assets. Cargo for ground and special operations forces includes food and water, medical supplies, fuel, munitions and other critical battlefield payloads.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Preston will speak on Atair AS’s enabling technologies during the Museum’s May 12 symposium at Rockefeller University entitled, “Extreme Textiles: The Space Between Science, Technology and Design.”

“Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance” will be on view April 8, 2022 through October 30, 2005. For further information on the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum visit www.cooperhewitt.org.

Atair AS is a Brooklyn-based defense contractor dedicated to modernizing military and industrial airdrop techniques through its range of innovative autonomously guided parachute systems, UAVs, and composite materials. Atair AS is under contract with the U.S. Army/DoD to continue developing state-of-the-art autonomous GPS and INS guided parafoil/parachute systems.

For more information on Atair Aerospace, Inc., please contact Rick Zaccari at e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit Atair Aerospace’s website at www.atairaerospace.com.

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Argox Introduces A-50 Direct Thermal Barcode Printer

High Reliability, Outstanding Barcode Print Quality on Labels and Tags Made Possible by Revolutionary “Posi-Lock” Printhead Mechanism

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- The new Argox A-50 direct thermal barcode printer is now available in North America. The A-50 features Argox’s exclusive “Posi-Lock” printhead mechanism to insure high reliability and quality printing on all direct thermal medial including difficult-to-print hang tags, widely used for labeling apparel and other products. With a list price of only $499, the A-50 is the new standard in price and performance value.

The A-50 prints labels and tags from 1.0 inch to 4.1 inches wide, and holds a 5.0” outside diameter (OD) media roll for easy, drop-in reloading. The A-50 is compatible with the most popular barcode labeling software, including BarTender, EasyLabel, and NiceLabel. In addition, the A-50 emulates Eltron command language for easy plug-n-play connectivity to existing and new software applications.

Perfect for printing carton labels, shelf labels, package shipping labels, and all types of tag materials, the A-50 is a robust desktop printer with a printing duty cycle of up to 2,500 one inch barcode labels per day. The A-50 provides superior performance, at a lower cost when compared to similar products from other major barcode printer manufacturers.

“The A-50 sets the new standard for value in the desktop barcode printer marketplace today,” said Bruce Glenn, General Manager of Argox North America. “The affordable price and powerful performance of the A-50 enables the benefits of bar coding to be realized in many applications where hardware acquisition cost is a major hurdle.”

“We have already experienced strong demand for the A-50 from many price-sensitive market segments, including jewelry retailers, apparel retailers, and small manufacturers. Large operations have also expressed an interest, because when you have to several hundred, or a 1,000 printers, to print shipping labels at all your remote locations, saving money becomes a real concern,” Glenn said.

The Argox A-50 barcode printer is available from authorized Argox dealers, and through distribution from ScanSource, http://www.scansource.com/.

About Argox
Argox USA sells high performance, low cost, desktop barcode printers throughout North America. The parent company, Argox Information Co, Ltd. is located in Taipei Taiwan, the heart of Asia’s high-tech manufacturing industry. Argox is the world’s leading and fastest growing manufacturer of barcode printers and CCD barcode scanners, and has ISO 9001 certification. For more information please visit http://www.argox-usa.com/.

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Webcom, Inc. Offers Webinar on Bridging the Gap from Opportunity to Order

Webcom and AMR Research Present on the Impact of the Perfect Order on the Demand-Driven Supply Network (DDSN)

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announces its webinar “Bridging the Gap from Opportunity to Order”. Registration is currently open for the webinar and can be accessed at: www.webcominc.com/bridgethegap.html.


Laura Preslan, vice president of customer management strategies of AMR Research, and Chris Lesar, executive vice president of Webcom, Inc. will deliver a 45-minute webinar on bridging the gap from opportunity to order and the impact of the perfect order on the demand-driven supply network (DDSN). Included will be a live demonstration of Webcom’s award-winning solution, WebSource CPQ, and the associated benefits delivered of productivity, profits and market share.

The webinar will address the importance of bridging the gap from the front to back-office, from customer relationship management (CRM) to enterprise relationship management (ERP), by delivering sales configuration, pricing, quotation and proposal generation functionality that ensures speed, accuracy and consistency of quotes and subsequent orders across any sales channel. The presenters will also explore the impact this has on fulfillment of the perfect order and the broader impact on the DDSN model in terms of increased earnings per share (EPS), return on assets (ROA) and profit margins.

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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ICP Announces Strategic Alliance With Premio For North America Markets

ICP Announces Strategic Alliance With Premio For North America Markets. The collaborative efforts, based on the parties’ complementary strengths, will effectively reduce EMS customers’ operational burden, and further enhance their time-to-market.

(PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- ICP Electronics Inc. (TAIEX: 3022), an industry & automation expert providing Unique Electronics Manufacture Services (UEMS) announces that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Premio, Inc., a California-based company providing turnkey BTO/BTC contract manufacturing services. The collaborative efforts, based on the parties’ complementary strengths, will effectively reduce EMS customers’ operational burden, and further enhance their time-to-market.

“ICP is honored to form this significant relationship with Premio, a prestigious full-service technology company in the United States,” said Teddy Kuo, CEO, ICP Electronics Inc. “Leveraging the superior infrastructure and capabilities of Premio, a strategic partner playing a leading role in the electronics manufacturing services field, enables ICP to precisely portray, and then satisfy customers’ evolving needs.”

Given the combined strengths and experience of our two highly complementary companies we can offer fast-to-market quality manufacturing services second to none,” said Kevin Wu, executive vice president, Premio Inc. “At a particularly challenging time for the technology industry, this strategic alliance vaults us into a leadership role with customers and partners.”

About Premio, Inc.
Founded in 1989 and based in Southern California, Premio not only builds its own family of products, but also offers its ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities to companies requiring turnkey build-to-order (BTO) and build-to-contract (BTC) manufacturing solutions. Premio is a total solutions partner offering engineering and design services, logistical expertise, production, service and support. Regional operations in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas provide local service and support to its loyal customer base. For more information on Premio, please visit http://oem.premiopc.com.

About ICP Electronics Inc.
ICP, founded in 1997, is a global specialist providing Unique Electronic Manufacturing Services to worldwide customers. The UEMS program is a customer-centered solution comprising designing, engineering, SCM, manufacturing and logistic. ICP has applied its superior know-how to assist customers in various sectors including rugged computing, factory automation, medical, retailing and surveillance. With its solid product development and manufacturing experiences, ICP is committed to maximize benefits for its customers worldwide. For more information on ICP, please visit www.icpems.com.

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April 04, 2022

Ohio Company Announces Revolutionary 100% Chemical Free Moisturizer

BodyLogic Naturals announced today the availability of its Everything Balm. Everything Balm is a 100% chemical free moisturizer made entirely from botanical oils and butters. Because there are no petrochemicals (mineral oil, petroleum jelly), it will not clog pores and is safe to use anywhere on the body - including the face. Everything Balm is a unique product because it contains no water or alcohol. Traditional lotions contain 65-70% of these two ingredients even though they contribute nothing in terms of moisturizing the skin.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- BodyLogic Naturals announced today the availability of its Everything Balm. Everything Balm is a 100% chemical free moisturizer made entirely from botanical oils and butters. Because there are no petrochemicals (mineral oil, petroleum jelly), it will not clog pores and is safe to use anywhere on the body - including the face. Everything Balm is a unique product because it contains no water or alcohol. Traditional lotions contain 65-70% of these two ingredients even though they contribute nothing in terms of moisturizing the skin. With Everything Balm, BodyLogic Naturals has developed a product in which every ingredient contributes to the product’s efficacy.

BodyLogic Naturals’ Everything Balm contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that promote proper skin health. Essential fatty acids are fats that the body must obtain from outside sources. These are commonly referred to as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The proprietary formula contained in Everything Balm provides these fatty acids as well as the antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E without the use of any synthetic ingredients.

BodyLogic Naturals, U.S. Reg. No. 2908297, and BodyLogic Naturals (and design), U.S. Reg. No. 2906288 are registered trademarks of BodyLogic Naturals, Inc.

About BodyLogic Naturals
Launched in 2003, BodyLogic Naturals manufacturers fine chemical free body care products. The product line includes soaps, lip balms, face balms/moisturizers, body balms, and soy wax aromatherapy candles. BodyLogic Naturals’ mission is to educate consumers as to the possible dangers regarding the use of personal care products that contain synthetic ingredients and to offer completely chemical free alternatives.

Media Contact:
Jeff Kletrovets
614-946-1249
http://www.bodylogicnaturals.com

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China's 863 ASON Testing Group Heap Praise on Navtel and Their GMPLS Test Solution

avtel Communications Inc. a leading developer and provider of test equipment for the laboratories of network equipment manufacturers & operators was recently officially recognized for its outstanding GMPLS product quality, functionality and unparalleled customer support.

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- Navtel Communications Inc. a leading developer and provider of test equipment for the laboratories of network equipment manufacturers & operators was recently officially recognized for its outstanding GMPLS product quality, functionality and unparalleled customer support.

The China 863 3TNET ASON Testing project is funded by Chinese governmental authorities and is tasked with the development of advanced ASON technology and facilitating deployment of a high performance broadband information network in China. Navtel and the 863 3TNET ASON Project team collaborated in a number of key ASON/GMPLS test areas such as stress, reliability and longevity testing as well as the advanced testing of UNI 2.0 ethernet services. The unprecedented cooperation between the project team and Navtel ultimately allowed Navtel to substantially improve the feature-set of their GMPLS test solution with each new feature being put to the test when the 863 ASON Project ran interoperability and stress test scenarios with several ASON equipment manufacturers.

Navtel was singled-out by Ms. Guoying Zhang, principal of the testing team and senior engineer of China Academy of Telecommunication--China MII, in subsequent communications for "outstanding levels of customer support and technical expertise". She added that "Navtel's ASON/GMPLS solution has allowed us to accelerate our testing and identify and resolve a number of interoperability issues".

Mr. Alvin Francis, Navtel Director of Marketing added "this testimony underscores Navtel commitment to provide the highest quality of products and support to our customers. Navtel GMPLS test solution is rapidly becoming the solution of choice in Asia and around the world for equipment manufacturers during their development cycles and carriers who wish to evaluate GMPLS equipment".

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BioFit Adds Ergonomic Improvements to Class 10 Clean Room Seating

BioFit Engineered Products announces ergonomic improvements that increase the adjustability of its Microtech high-tech chairs for Class 10 clean rooms and Class 10 combination clean room/static control applications. Armrests that are both height and width adjustable and additional controls for seat and/or backrest adjustment are now available as options on BioFit Class 10 chairs. BioFit can provide the chair adjustability needed for virtually any high-tech work application.

WATERVILLE, OH (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -– BioFit® Engineered Products announces ergonomic improvements that increase the adjustability of its Microtech high-tech chairs for Class 10 clean rooms and Class 10 combination clean room/static control applications.

Adjustable armrests and additional controls for seat and/or backrest adjustment are now available as options on BioFit Class 10 chairs. The selection increases opportunities for customizing basic Class 10 models to meet the exact requirements of individual users and specific high-tech applications.

BioFit now offers armrests that are both height and width adjustable and have either upholstered or self-skinned urethane pads. Adjustability increases the armrests’ capability to provide proper arm support that can greatly reduce shoulder, back and neck strain from prolonged seated work. The adjustability also adds to a chair’s flexibility in providing comfort and support for multiple users.

The expanded selection of ergonomic controls enables BioFit to provide the chair adjustability needed for virtually any high-tech work application. Depending on the chair model and control selected, a seated individual can adjust seat and backrest height and tilt as needed to support posture changes and work comfortably at desk, bench or high-bench work levels. Seat and backrest can be locked into place as required for the stability needed for close work.

BioFit can offer the additional adjustability by manufacturing Class 10 chairs and stools with a patented Microtech filtration system within the seat cushion. The filtration system replaces an air exchange system with a bag encased in a pan attached to the seat. The new system preserves the original appearance of the chair model while trapping particulates and allowing the seat to conform to body shape.

BioFit also announces Class 10 seating price reductions, made possible by replacing the air exchange system, and manufacture in a clean room to assure compatibility at Federal Standard 209E’s Class 10 level. BioFit assembles, wipes down and packages the Class 10 seating components in a clean room environment. The already-upholstered components are packaged in certified clean room bags, labeled and shipped to the customer for final assembly in a clean staging area. No wipe down by the customer is required.

BioFit offers many ergonomic chair models in its Microtech seating line. The performance package for Class 10 clean room chairs includes chrome-plated metal parts and Grade 2 vinyl upholstery in addition to the Microtech filtration system. The polypropylene filter media achieve Class 10 protection levels by trapping particles 0.10 microns and larger. The filter allows unrestricted air flow with a filter permeability of 180 CFM/Ft.2

Class 10 combination seating protects against static charges by providing 100 percent continuity, with static drain routes around parts that are insulated in standard models, including the armrests. The seating has chrome-plated metal parts, ESD vinyl for static dissipation, conductive casters or glides, and a drag chain for grounding the chair or stool to an ESD-control floor or mat.

BioFit Engineered Products, located outside of Bowling Green, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of rugged and dependable furniture products. For more information, call BioFit toll-free at 1-800-597-0246 (United States and Canada).

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Brand Protection is Important to Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Writes S. G. Hart & Associates in its BrandEyeTM Newsletter.

S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC, The Brand Equity Protection CompanyTM, writes about brand protection as an important element of compliance for public companies who must comply with The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) in its April 2005 issue of BrandEyeTM.

(PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC, The Brand Equity Protection CompanyTM, writes about brand protection as an important element of compliance for public companies who must comply with The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) in its April 2005 issue of BrandEyeTM. The current issue highlights the need for boards of directors and senior mangers to gauge the threat level of counterfeiting and product diversion to determine if damages require disclosure under Section 302 and whether proper disclosure controls are in place in this assessment. S. G. Hart & Associates also discuss Section 404 and its implication that the protection of corporate assets from fraud includes protection from the threat of counterfeiting and product diversion. Section 404 requires public companies to report on the effectiveness of internal controls designed to safeguard assets from fraud and have independent auditors attest to the effectiveness these controls.

Stanley G. Hart, President & CEO of S. G. Hart & Associates, explains the importance of highlighting Sarbanes-Oxley in the firm’s BrandEyeTM newsletter, “the SEC’s definition for internal controls makes it clear that safeguarding assets is an element of the internal control process. The implication for boards of directors and senior managers therefore goes beyond customary financial controls but includes the firm’s ability to prevent, identify and detect fraud in all its forms, including fraud from embezzlement, payroll, external theft, procurement, counterfeiting and product diversion.” Hart continues, “the difficultly of assessing damages from counterfeiting and product diversion make complying with SOX more of a challenge. Many companies are aware of the problem but have difficulty calculating the loss and damages. This lack of quantifiable data leads to organizational paralysis or to implementation of point solution(s) which fail to meet required business objectives because the program did not uncover root causes. The result is a poor return on investment, loss of confidence with protective measures and, more importantly, a loss of shareholder value.”

Hart concluded his remarks by saying, “The opportunity to implement a sound brand equity protection program in light of SOX may be unfamiliar, but represents an opportunity for our clients to gain a competitive advantage while complying with the law. The regulatory mandate of SOX will undoubtedly identify outmoded or impractical brand protection practices and, in turn, allow clients to improve existing polices, procedures and systems. Yet, the real benefit is derived not from being in compliance but from the organizational knowledge obtained throughout the process of becoming compliant and using that knowledge for the greatest brand protection competitive advantage.”

S. G. Hart & Associates has planned a series of educational, on-line “Web Casts” focusing on The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the brand protection disclosure and internal control requirements now mandated under law. Participant registration is available through the company’s website at ww.sghartassociates.com along with presentation dates and times.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) is U.S. legislation that was signed into law by President George W. Bush during on July 31, 2002. The purpose of SOX is to re-instill confidence and trust in the corporate accounting reporting practices used to evaluate publicly traded companies of the United States. U.S. public companies with equity market capitalization over $75 million are required to comply with the new SOX amendments beginning with their first fiscal year ending on or after November 15, 2004. Non-accelerated filers must begin to comply with these requirements for their first fiscal year ending on or after July 15, 2006.

About S. G. Hart & Associates, LLC
S. G. Hart & Associates, The Brand Equity Protection CompanyTM, is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. S. G. Hart & Associates is a global brand protection consulting company helping clients develop and implement strategies that protect supply chains from the disruptions caused by counterfeiting, product diversion, tampering & theft. S. G. Hart & Associates ensures that the integrity of the firm’s most valuable asset – its brand - is secure, that the brand’s ability to generate and preserve revenue is maximized and that effective controls are used to safeguard the branded asset against unauthorized or improper use.

About BrandEyeTM
BrandEye™ is a complimentary newsletter offered by S. G. Hart & Associates providing thought provoking insight and information relevant to the brand protection professional. BrandEye™ is for anyone concerned with preserving the revenue generating ability of the brand and protecting their branded products from the negative effects of counterfeiting and product diversion.

To subscribe to BrandEyeTM please visit www.sghartassociates.com/brandeye today.

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New Sales Strategies for UK Companies Entering US Market

“How to Quickly and Cost-effectively Enter the U.S. Market” – Georgia, USA alliance to conduct U.K. Workshops on Selling in the United States in April.

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The APH Group, Team Logistics and The Swainsboro/Emanuel County, Georgia Joint Development Authorities are pleased to present a Workshop for U.K. businesses that would like to sell their products in the United States.


Many United Kingdom companies ignore U.S. trade because of the perceived high costs involved and the difficulty of doing business in such a large, diverse market. By doing nothing, they are missing out on significant opportunities to export their products to the third largest world market with the highest discretionary income in the world.

These workshops will explore U.S. market entry utilizing a Partner Team Approach - a one-stop source incorporating sales, marketing, logistics and economic development programs customized to facilitate your company's U.S. market entry.

Workshops will be held in Birmingham on April 19, 2022 and in Manchester on April 20, 2005.

Workshop topics will include:
- Discussion about the cost of U.S. Sales Channels and how to shorten the supply chain to achieve greater profits
- Sales Outsourcing as an Entry Strategy – a cost-effective way to have an immediate sales presence in the U.S.
- A One-Stop Approach to the Logistics of Doing Business in North America – Customs, logistics and warehousing through one company – getting your products from your dock to the end user.
- U.S, State & Local Tax & Economic Development Incentive Programs Available to UK Companies along with advantages of locating a value-added, distribution or manufacturing facility in the U.S.
- Sales Incubators for Start-Ups and Small Businesses and Industry Groups

Participation is recommended for Managing Directors, Division Managers, Sales and Export Managers.

Workshop fee is £ 50.00.

"Hit the Ground Running" -- Learn how to quickly and cost-effectively begin or increase your U.S. sales efforts.

Register at www.aphgroup.us or call 912 352-1805.

About The APH Group
The APH Group was founded in 1996 and initiated its Sales Outsourcing Services in 2003 to overseas companies wishing to enter the United States market. They provide the Missing Link to trade in North America with their extensive experience and knowledge in developing entry strategies, hiring and managing U.S. salesforces. They provide a complete turn-key sales operation that handles sales, marketing, administration, shipping, export logistics and warehousing.

The APH Group is the exclusive site consultant of the Swainsboro/Emanuel Department of Economic Development which assists overseas companies locate U.S. facilities in Swainsboro, Georgia.

The APH Group is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia with an office in London, England and Business Developers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Israel, South Africa and Brazil.

For additional information, please see http://www.aphgroup.us

Contact Information:
Susan Brod, CEO
The APH Group
Phone
912 352-1805 Savannah, GA
020 7016 2673 London, UK
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CMS Consultants Releases WorldLink Version 5.2.0

New release enhances key shipping mangagement processing functionality and broadens support of parcel carriers via ConnectShip

Springfield, VA (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- CMS Consultants, Inc. released version 5.2.0 for WorldLink, its flagship middleware enterprise shipping solution. The release enhances functionality for BestWay rating shopping, Custom Reports, and Ship Via shipping groups. Additionally, the new release broadens support for carrier rating engines available through ConnectShip Toolkit?, including USPS, DHL, Menlo Worldwide Logistics (formerly Emery), and BAX Global.


“In this release, CMS Consultants focused most of our WorldLink development attention to meet customer-requested enhancements,” said Wil Fekeci, CMS Consultants president.

Custom Reporting From External Data Sources: The enhancement allows companies to extract information from an external data sources to include in WorldLink-generated custom reports, giving them more flexibility to generate more detailed shipping operations reports.

Bestway Shopping Via Select Ship Via Subgroups: The enhancement extends WorldLink’s BestWay rate shopping capabilities. It allows companies to create Ship Via subgroups of selected carriers and shop against them for the best rates by cost and delivery timeframes. The change will give customers more flexibility to shop against carriers of choice.

Ship Via Groups By Organization: The enhancement allows customers to set up Ship Via groups by Organization, as well as to continue setting them up by Sites. The change simplifies shipping groups across organizations and will help avoid mistakenly selecting a carrier unavailable to a particular organization.

Expanded Support for ConnectShip Carrier Modules: To meet customer demand for a broader array of parcel carriers, WorldLink now supports the ConnectShip carrier modules for USPS, DHL, Menlo WorldLink Logistics (formerly Emery), and BAX Global. The enhancement gives customers two sources for these carrier rating engine functionality – ConnectShip and SPSS.

Customers should note WorldLink’s support for the ConnectShip modules is a beta feature of the release.

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.

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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Voltaix Receives the Global Supplier Quality Award from BOC Edwards Electronic Materials

Voltaix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, today announced that they have received a Global Supplier Quality Award from BOC Edwards Electronic Materials. This award was given in recognition of Voltaix’s continued pursuit of world class standards in cost, service, quality, safety and environmental performance, and technology development.

North Branch, NJ (PRWEB) April 4, 2022 -- The award is based upon the results of the annual supplier performance review conducted across all the major raw material providers to the BOC Edwards Electronic Materials business, with input from all major supply chain stakeholders including marketing, operations, logistics and supply management.


Voltaix achieved the highest overall score among the BOC Edwards global supply base in this sector. “Voltaix is in their third year running without a reported product quality dissatisfaction concern, setting the sourcing standard for others to follow,” said Scott Kuta, BOC Edwards EM Global Supplier Quality Manager.

“Our aim is to help our customers succeed in the marketplace by providing them with unique, high-quality products,” said Dr. Matthew Stephens, Chief Operating Officer of Voltaix. ”We value BOC Edwards Electronic Material’s constructive feedback and look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

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.)

Further information about BOC Edwards is available at www.bocedwards.com

BOC Edwards, part of The BOC Group plc (NYSE: BOX), is a leading supplier of integrated solutions for the manufacture of microelectronics devices, including silicon semiconductors, compound semiconductors and flat panel displays. Partnering with fabs, foundries and process tool manufacturers, BOC Edwards provides process-enabling subsystems that are supported by best-in-class operations and maintenance services for its global customer base.

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Spirit Fitness Acquired by Dyaco International

Dyaco International, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-quality home fitness equipment, has completed its acquisition of Spirit Fitness.

Jonesboro, AR (PRWEB) April 3, 2022 -- Dyaco International, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-quality home fitness equipment, has completed its acquisition of Spirit Fitness. Spirit, based in Jonesboro, AR, has been a well-respected manufacturer of home and light commercial fitness equipment since 1986. Dyaco, employing almost 1000 employees in its Taiwan and China facilities, has been manufacturing a wide variety of equipment for the international market since 1989. Dyaco has significant experience producing weight benches, home gyms, steppers, air walkers, elliptical machines, and treadmills, with distribution in over 60 countries. With its acquisition of Spirit, Dyaco intends to aggressively pursue the U.S. marketplace, with branding for both the specialty Fitness and Sporting Goods channels of distribution.

Spirit will cease domestic manufacturing operations, but will continue its Sales & Marketing, Warehousing & Distribution, and Customer Service operation with headquarters in Jonesboro, AR. Dyaco’s existing west coast distribution center, located in City of Industry, CA., will be consolidated into the Spirit organization, enabling Spirit to efficiently and economically distribute products to all regions of the U.S.

“This acquisition is the classic win-win situation,” says John Gibbs, President of Spirit, “this will enable Dyaco to expand into the U.S market, while providing Spirit the sound financial backing and innovative new products necessary to grow its customer base in a highly competitive market.”

Company Information:
Spirit Fitness
P.O. Box 2037
Jonesboro, AR 72402
T 870-935-1107
F 870-935-7611
www.spirittreadmills.com

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April 02, 2022

CTL Vice President to Serve on Intel Premier Provider Board of Advisors

Computer Technology Link Corporation (CTL) announced today that it’s Executive Vice President, Erik Stromquist, has accepted an invitation from Intel Corporation to serve on Intel’s Premier Provider Board of Advisors. The announcement was made March 18, 2022 at the Intel Solution Summit in Las Vegas.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 2, 2022 -- Computer Technology Link Corporation (CTL) announced today that it’s Executive Vice President, Erik Stromquist, has accepted an invitation from Intel Corporation to serve on Intel’s Premier Provider Board of Advisors. The announcement was made March 18, 2022 at the Intel Solution Summit in Las Vegas.


“Being on the board of advisors is an honor,” said CTL Vice President, Erik Stromquist. “It allows us to voice our thoughts about the direction of Intel’s technology to the highest level – to Intel’s President and COO, Paul Otellini. This is important because improving technology allows us to offer the best Intel products to our customers.”

The Intel Premier Provider designation recognizes preferred providers of Intel technology-based solutions. These providers have access to exclusive resources and information to help them recommend, implement and manage high quality, Intel technology-based solutions. Intel Premier Providers deliver integrated solutions with the performance, functionality and reliability that are essential for customer success.

About Computer Technology Link Corporation
Computer Technology Link Corporation (CTL) is a global corporation with offices throughout North America and Asia. CTL’s various facilities manufacture, market and distribute Personal Computers, Workstations, Laptops, Monitors, LCD TV’s and Servers. CTL is committed to expanding international and domestic operations by continually evolving to meet the needs of an ever changing market. CTL is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with branch offices, subsidiaries and distribution facilities in Kent WA, South Korea and Malaysia.

More information about CTL and CTL’s products can be found at www.ctl.info

For more information, press only:
Mike Mahanay
CTL Corporation
800.642.3087
http://www.ctl.info

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Heritage Garage Builders, Inc. Launches New Website

www.heritagegarages.com debuts with detailed corporate and product information.

West Lebanon, Indiana (PRWEB) April 2, 2022 -- Jerry Bullock, Executive Vice President, Heritage Garage Builders, Inc. (“Heritage”), announced the completion of Heritage’s new website at www.heritagegarages.com. The new website provides detailed corporate and product information.


“We were pleased to unveil our new website today. It will provide our customers and vendors with easy access to our company and its products,” said Executive Vice President Jerry Bullock. “Our top quality products are accessible to anyone over the web, and it will be critical in our planned growth of Heritage.”

Last month Frank P. Crivello, Managing Member, Crivello Group, LLC (“CG”) announced that Heritage completed its rehabilitation to the plant, equipment, improvements, and land assets formerly owned and operated by Tru-Built Lumber, Inc., (“Tru-Built”) in Williamsport, Indiana. Heritage recently began production at the plant. Heritage manufacturers and installs prefabricated garages and other structures through out its dealer and retail network in Midwestern states.

“Heritage is now poised to ramp up production for the beginning of the 2005 housing construction season. We have and will provide financing and strategic consulting services to Heritage,” Crivello Group Managing Member, Frank P. Crivello said.

About Heritage Garage Builders, Inc www.heritagegarages.com:
Heritage designs, manufactures and sells pre-fabricated garages and other custom built structures through a dealer and retail network throughout the Midwestern states.

About Crivello Group, LLC www.crivello.com:
CG is a strategic advisors and partners to distressed and emerging companies. CG’s solutions for distressed or emerging company that include:
• Stabilization
• Capital & Debt Alternatives
• Staff, Boards, and Professionals
• Divestiture & Dissolution
• Plan of Restructuring or Reorganization

Contact:
New-School Communications, LLC
Blois Olson, 651-221-1999
www.new-school.com

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 - With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of Heritage or CG could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as the inability to finance the company’s operations or expansion, inability to hire and retain qualified personnel, changes in the general economic climate, including rising interest rate and unanticipated events such as terrorist activities. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that such forward-looking statements will be achieved. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing Conference Presented at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale Community College announced today that the second annual Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing Conference will be held on its campus on April 22, 2005. This search engine marketing event will focus on giving business people an understanding of how to utilize search engines and Internet marketing opportunities to help grow their business.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 2, 2022 -- A Search engine optimization and search engine marketing conference is being hosted by Scottsdale Community College on April 22, 2022 from 8AM to 5PM The conference features presentations related to Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing. The full-day seminar is created to educate and update everyone on the very latest Search and Internet Marketing issues. This one day conference is designed so that marketing specialists, business owners, and web designers can acquire the necessary skills to develop their online business through search engine and Internet marketing. For the second consecutive year, Scottsdale Community College is sponsoring the conference through its extension program, the Scottsdale Workforce Development / Computer Training Institute, programs, which assists community members and businesses with their training and educational needs.


Search engine optimization and search engine marketing comprises of techniques and strategies to help businesses and organizations to develop their online businesses. These strategies include search engine optimization, paid online advertising, online public relations, and website design. The goal of search engine optimization and search engine marketing is to increase customers, sales and profits through visibility within the search engines.

“We had a very successful conference last year and we are looking to expand on it,” said Rob Loy the conference organizer. “We have developed new topics and introduced current issues into this year’s agenda. We want attendees to develop real world skills that they can immediately put to use.”

Search engine marketing topics to be covered at the conference include the following: What is Search Marketing; Internet Marketing Options; Search Marketing Friendly Website Design; Linking Strategies: Who should be linking to your site; Outsource or In-house SEM/PR; Public Relations on the Web; ‘Real world’ Case Studies and a Website Clinic.

Several search engine marketing specialists are working in conjunction with Scottsdale Community College. These specialists include: Elixir Systems, Suite-Spot Commerce, Rhino Internet, Amanda Vega Consulting, and Firebird Marketing. The conference is an all-day event and costs $159 per attendee. The attendance for this popular event is limited to 100 people and early registration is highly recommended. For more information or to register for the conference, call the SCC Workforce Development office at 480-423-6795 or 480-423-6278 or visit www.firebird-marketing.com.

About Scottsdale Community College:
The mission of Scottsdale Community College (S.C.C) is to create accessible, effective and affordable environments for teaching and learning for the people of its communities in order that they may grow personally and become productive citizens in a changing multicultural world. Their programs are styled in accordance with the needs of students, the community, business, and industry. College personnel work closely with community employers to assess current educational and training needs.

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Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Introduce Version 9.3

Encompix ETO ERP Meeting to Introduce Version 9.3

(PRWEB) April 2, 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 Engineer-to-Order Shows Process Understanding

Encompix Engineer-to-Order Shows Process Understanding

(PRWEB) April 2, 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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Lindquist Goes Live With Encompix ETO ERP

Lindquist goes Live with Encompix ETO ERP

(PRWEB) April 2, 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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Low Cost Material Resource Planning (MRP) Proven Most Effective for Small Manufacturers

Low Cost Material Resource Planning (MRP) Proven Most Effective for Small Manufacturers

(PRWEB) April 2, 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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Scott Produces Mixtures for Soil Remediation That Meet EPA Trial Method RSK 175

Scott produces mixtures for soil remediation that meet EPA trial method RSK 175

Plumsteadville, PA (PRWEB) April 2, 2022 -- Scott Specialty Gases now offers methane/ethane/ethylene blends that comply with EPA trial method RSK 175 specifications for measuring contaminants in soil and ground water. Available mixtures include 1% or 1000 ppm (parts-per-million) concentrations each of methane, ethane and ethylene in a balance of nitrogen. Scott's RSK 175 mixtures are shipped in nonreturnable, 14-liter SCOTTY Transportable steel cylinders that provide small, economical quantities. They can be purchased online or by calling 800-21-SCOTT.

SCOTTY Transportables provide pure and mixed calibration gases in a wide variety of lightweight, nonreturnable steel and aluminum cylinder sizes. Guaranteed purity and accuracy provide a high degree of reliability for calibrating all types of gas detection monitors. Convenient sizes - ranging from four to 221 liters - make SCOTTY products a cost-effective alternative to returnable, high-pressure cylinders whenever portability or limited gas consumption is needed.

Scott Specialty Gases is the world's largest supplier of EPA protocol gases, and is the sole producer of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Worldwide manufacturing facilities provide convenient on-time delivery. This website also offers online purchasing of all gas and related equipment products, as well as innovative eTools that empower Scott customers to substantially reduce administrative and operational costs.

For additional information about Scott's RSK 175 mixtures or other products, browse the website http://www.scottecatalog.com/, call 800-21-SCOTT, or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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April 01, 2022

Storage Systems Distributor Racks Up Newly Redesigned Website

Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading storage systems and material handling equipment distributor, has redesigned their website with improved product information and a fresh new look.

(PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- With 15 years in the storage equipment industry, Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading storage systems and material handling equipment distributor, introduced their new look and newly redesigned website. The website is designed for greater functionality and to allow consumers to more easily choose the storage systems that are the right fit for their businesses.

Stor-Quip Systems specializes in storage systems and material handling equipment for manufacturers, warehouses, and small businesses. They are optimistic that their website overhaul will broaden their customer base and at the same time allow those customers to find the storage systems and precise equipment that best serve their businesses. Storage handling is becoming more on the forefront as businesses are looking for efficient and cost-effective methods to maximize space and increase productivity.

“It’s extremely important to choose the right storage system for a specific application,” said Mark Palmer, President of Stor-Quip Systems, Inc. “An incorrect storage method can cost a company valuable time in employee non-productivity as well as precious financial resources. It is best to work with a professional that understands the goals of the organization and specific departmental processes within that organization.”

Storage systems provided by Stor-Quip and available online include rivet and steel shelving, storage cabinets and rack systems, containers, lockers, carts, dollies, and mezzanines. A complete product listing can be found on Stor-Quip’s new website.

About Stor-Quip Systems, Inc.
Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading storage systems and material handling equipment distributor, is dedicated to providing high quality storage systems and material handling equipment with exceptional customer service. They are located in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Mention this press release to receive 5% off of a first order from Stor-Quip. To find more information and price listings or to receive a special offer, visit www.StorQuip.com or call 1-888-392-7867.

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Jury Finds Simulated Environment Concepts’ Spa Capsule Infringes Aqua Massage International Patent

A U.S. District Court has issued an order for a permanent injunction in the case of Aqua Massage International (AMI) vs. Simulated Environment Concepts (SEC) (Ref. Case No. 03-60493-CIV-COHN).

(PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- After a lengthy trial in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, in the case of Aqua Massage International vs. Simulated Environment Concepts, the jury found that Claim 1 of United States Patent No. 4,908,016 was infringed and awarded $50,000 damages to AMI.

On October 12, 2021 the Court issued a permanent injunction against SEC and those persons notified from selling or using any Spa Capsule water jet device in the USA that infringes AMI’s patents in any way.

However, AMI accused SEC of ignoring the injunction and publicly claiming that it had modified the SEC device with a non-waterproof material liner and no longer infringed. In response, AMI claimed that SEC simply substituted a functionally equivalent material and continued to market and sell Spa Capsule, in violation of the Court Injunction.

A Court hearing was held in January 2005 and on March 10, 2005, the Court concluded that the modified device cannot be sold pursuant to the October 12, 2021 permanent injunction. The Court ordered and adjudged that “the Defendant’s modified device is included within the Permanent Injunction previously entered by this Court, and Defendants will govern themselves accordingly.”

AMI will also coordinate with its distributors in other countries, where it has patent protection, to seek enforcement against all infringers, in accordance with the particular laws and legal procedures of each country.

AMI has been manufacturing the patented Aqua Massage Systems since 1990 and currently has installations in more than 60 countries with proven success and an excellent reputation for quality, performance, reliability, customer service and Integrity.

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Trouvé Enterprises Files Infringement Suit Against Snap Saver LLC

1995 Letter from alleged infringer, Kate Adams, construed as evidence of wilful intent to infringe. Trouvé Enterprises ready to go to necessary lengths to protect their intellectual property.

(PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- Trouvé Enterprises v. Snapsaver LLC in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:04-cv-4538.

Trouvé Enterprises (troovay) makes a plastic food storage container that solves the age-old problem of lost lids and cluttered drawers. The lids attach to the bottom of each container while not in use, and they nest that way. Snap Saver, also a manufacturer of food storage, attempts to address similar problems, allegedly with unauthorized use of patented technology.

According to Josie Celio co-owner of Trouvé Enterprises, Snap Saver infringes on two patents, both exclusively licensed to Trouvé. In fact, Brian Tenney, owner of one of the patents saved a letter from 1995 in which Kate Adams, creator of Snap Saver, admits to having come across his idea. The letter, which Tenney saved, reads:

Dear Brian & Kerry,
No, you don’t know me from Adam- but I was in the process of doing a patent search on a food storage container when I came across your idea. I would be most grateful for an opportunity to discuss this with you. I am hoping you will call me collect at (phone number) days or (phone number) /nights. I look forward to hearing from you at your soonest convenience.
Thank you,
Kate Adams

No deal was struck between the two parties, but that didn’t stop Adams from manufacturing the product and claiming to be the inventor. In reality, the two Trouvé patents existed almost 8 years prior to Adams’ product.

“As Adams will point out, she has a patent, but the problem is that it includes what’s called prior art. Any IP attorney will tell you that just because you have a patent doesn’t mean you can produce a product without infringing.” Says Celio. Specifically, you cannot make a product that uses prior art protected by existing patents.

According to Allison Ford, also co/owner of Trouvé, Snap Saver ignored their attempts to contact them for an amicable resolution, forcing them to file suit, which they did about 6 months ago.

Then an ironic twist brought the two parties together at the training class for a major television-shopping channel. Adams and Celio found themselves facing each other through the entire class. After a somewhat awkward but cordial encounter, Adams’ attorney contacted Trouve’s attorney requesting a licensing agreement. Unfortunately, it appears that it was just a stalling ploy, because they never responded to the submitted offer and violated the terms by airing with the television retailer.

“Both Allison and Myself are working moms and we took out second mortgages to fund this project. It’s difficult as it is to develop and take a product to market, without companies blatantly ignoring intellectual property laws.” Says Celio.

Ford agrees, “Based on the correspondence, we can only assume that they (Snap Saver) knew about our patents and are willfully infringing. I’ll just be relieved when all of this is settled.”

Trouvé Food Storage Containers are protected by U.S. patent numbers 5,184,745 and 4,951,832 and can be seen at www.savethelids.com
Josie Celio and Allison Ford reside in Northern California and can be reached at e-mail protected from spam bots, or (530)363-0391.

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Barry Lynn to Head up Supply Chain 411 Consulting Practice

Supply Chain 411 Corp. announces the appointment of Barry Lynn as President of Consulting Services, which focuses on End-to-End supply chain operations for the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries.

(PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- Supply Chain 411 Corp. announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Barry K. Lynn as President of its Consulting Service practice, which focuses on End-to-End Supply Chain Operations for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotech industries.


Barry Lynn previously held the position of Vice President of Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and ACMI Corporation. He also led the supply chain operation at Orchid BioSciences, Inc. and Organon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Lynn brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having been involved in leading supply chain operations in startups to large multi-national corporations and achieving best in class performance.

“I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to helping companies reduce their costs and increase profits through improvements in Cash Flow, Cost Reductions, Process Improvements, Organizational Development and Supply Chain Partnerships,” commented Lynn.

Supply Chain 411 Consulting Service’s mission is to help clients deliver the RIGHT product to the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time at the least total supply chain cost to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Tidal Engineering's SYNERGY488(TM) Receives Honorable Mention for Test & Measurement World Best in Test Award

Tidal Engineering Corporation announced that its Synergy488(TM) Gateway was an honorable mention recipient of Test & Measurement World Magazine’s Best in Test 2005 Competition.

Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) April 1, 2022 -- Tidal Engineering Corporation announced that its Synergy488(TM) Gateway was an honorable mention recipient of Test & Measurement World Magazine’s Best in Test 2005 Competition. Test & Measurement World magazine, a leading publication covering the electronics testing industry, presents the Best in Test awards annually to recognize new products that are uniquely innovative and practical.


The Synergy488(TM) Gateway, provides Ethernet, IEEE 488/General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB), and RS-232 communications capabilities to an extensive list of environmental test chamber controllers. The device is a member of Tidal’s Synergy(TM) Series of patent pending, web-enabled hardware and software products designed to enhance the overall efficiency of the environmental testing process by offering the utmost in integration and connectivity.

“Tidal is honored to receive this prestigious award from Test & Measurement World”, stated Craig Borax, president of Tidal Engineering. “The entire Synergy Series is the culmination of an extensive, multidisciplinary development process which demonstrates our commitment to provide the industry with the most comprehensive, single-source solution to exacting temperature and humidity testing requirements. Being recognized in this manner is very gratifying, and notable as Tidal’s products have been included in Test & Measurements World’s Best in Test awards three times in the last five years,” he added.

The Synergy488’s gateway application provides next-generation communication capabilities to the most widely used environmental chamber controllers including the VersaTenn II/ VersaTenn III/ VersaTenn IV, Watlow F4/924, Yokogawa UP550/750, Blue M Pro-750/Pro-550, and Partlow 1462, along with additional models. The Synergy488 includes both RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces to communicate with most temperature chamber controllers including units with ModbusRTU communications. The unit is therefore ideally suited for employment in the electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. For additional information, visit http://www.tidaleng.com/synergy488.htm.

Manufacturers and end users of products introduced between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021 were asked to submit their products for nomination to the Best in Test 2005 Competition.

The list of Best in Test finalists and those receiving honorable mention were published by Test & Measurement World in the December 2004 issue and are available online at http://www.reed-electronics.com/tmworld/article/CA489462.html. ;

About Tidal
Headquartered in Randolph, NJ, Tidal Engineering Corporation (www.TidalEng.com) has been designing and building award-winning embedded hardware and software for test and measurement and data acquisition applications since 1992. The company further provides product development services together with engineering support, and is recognized for technical expertise in such areas Embedded IEEE 488, and turnkey SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. Tidal’s products are available exclusively through ADI American Distributors Inc., an ISO-9002 certified distributor of electronic and electro-mechanical components and assemblies.

Tidal Engineering Corporation
2 Emery Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
973/328-1173; Fax: 973/328-2302
www.TidalEng.com
Contact: Craig Borax, e-mail protected from spam bots

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