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June 30, 2021

The Project Group Successfully Integrated Microsoft Project With SAP/R3 at Israel Aircraft Industries

The Project Group, a leading German-based supplier of add-in products and consulting services for Microsoft Project, and its partner MATAN, a leading Israeli company for Enterprise Project Management consulting and Microsoft Project implementation services, today announced the completion of the integration of Microsoft Project with SAP based on TPG PSLink within the Israeli Aircraft Industry (IAI).

Unterhaching, Germany (PRWEB) June 30, 2021 -- The IAI implemented SAP and the SAP PS module in the entire organization as an infrastructure for project data. SAP holds the entire finance logic of the projects, thus very much reflects the IAI's finance viewpoint on the projects. In the current situation, and prior to the SAP implementation, most of the project managers of the IAI manage their projects with Microsoft Project Enterprise Project Management (EPM). During the years they developed their own EPM methodologies and best practices in a relatively flexible and user friendly environment. The company, therefore, was now seeking for a solution that will enable the co-existence of both attitudes: SAP's financial and relatively strict and Microsoft Project more flexible and user friendly strength.

The integration of Microsoft Project EPM with SAP was done with the PSLink solution of The Project Group. PSLink enables bi-directional synchronizing of both systems and assures the consistency of data at any time. Double maintenance effort of data can be omitted and the risk of mismatched schedules and resources is cleared. "With the flexibility of PSLink platform we could implement specific customer processes and requirements, like the break out of SAP PS projects in multiple Microsoft Project subprojects” says Stavros Georgantzis, managing director and co-owner of The Project Group.

"During the passing year Elta, one of the leading divisions within the IAI, assessed a few ways for dealing with the integration challenge” says Rami Sartani, C.I.O & Director Information Systems & Technology of Elta. “In recent months we made a study and recognize that PSLink is the most suitable and trustworthy solution that exists in the market. Elta, The Project Group and Matan had joined their experts and together we defined a solution that fits our specific requirements. After having built a prototype of the solution at the first step we understood that we have made the right choice when we chose PSLink as a technological solution and both companies as the services providers. The final outcome now indulges all our expectations."

Yuval Stern, VP for EPM Solutions at Matan, adds: “Since we've started implementing Microsoft Project Server we were seeking for a complete and mature solution for the integration of Project server and SAP. After surveying solutions in the market we have reached a clear conclusion that PSLink is the only candidate for our customers' tough requirements. The work with TPG in Elta had proven our initial assessments. PSLink's 'out of the box' capabilities had provided excellent solutions for the majority of the requirements. A few specific features for Elta, were professionally designed and developed by TPG's experienced team.”

The advantages of integration
The integration of diverse software systems provides a high potential for cost reduction in many companies. PSLink allows the utilization of all advantages the leading project management software offers to project leaders while all the possibilities for business management analysis of the leading ERP-Software are available to the controlling and management of the company. Thus the integration of both systems enjoys a high level of acceptance of all affected users.

About The Project Group
The Project Group Informationstechnologie GmbH (TPG) based near Munich, Germany, is a team of internationally-recognized experts in IT solutions for enterprise-wide project management. TPG develops Microsoft Project add-ons and offers implementation services for Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solutions to large and mid-sized enterprises. TPG places particular emphasis on the integration of EPM in the financial controlling area as well as on IT support for Project Management Offices (PMO). TPG’s range of services is complemented by seminars for Microsoft Project users and developers.

The Project Group is one of the leading Microsoft Premier Project Partners in the German-speaking countries. The company’s management team, composed of internationally-acknowledged specialists in EPM, collectively has over 50 man-years experience with Microsoft Project since Version 1 Beta appeared in 1989. The Project Advisory Council, an international advisory committee for the Microsoft Project development team, counts two of The Project Group’s executives among its total of twenty members worldwide.

The Project Group’s customer base includes global enterprises like Agip, ATLAS, Audi, Cognis Specialist Chemicals, DaimlerChrysler, Israel Aircraft Industries, Irish Rail, Keiper-Recaro, MAN B&W;, Microsoft, Miele, Roche, SAP, and Siemens.

About Matan
Matan is an international Business Process Consulting firm based in Tel-Aviv Israel with subsidiaries in the USA & Europe. Matan offers expertise in Enterprise Project Management (EPM) consulting services and solutions.

As certified Microsoft Project partner in Israel Matan is the leader of the Israeli market in Microsoft Project Server implementations. www.matan-consulting.com

Matan's experienced and professional consultants assist the largest and the most influencing enterprises in managing the cultural, methodological and technological change of implementing an EPM solution. Matan's proprietary solutions include: ProjectFlow™ a SharePoint advanced EPM workspace, MasterLink™ an advanced add-in for management of links between Microsoft Project plans and VPB™ a Visio based BPA Add-in.

Matan provides services to some fortune 500 organizations and other global enterprises, like: Pfizer, Amdocs, Applied Materials, NDS and others.

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The Project Group Informationstechnologie GmbH is a German-based company and is not related to the similarly-named The Project Group based in Houston, TX.

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Rising Demand from Paper Industry Drives Growth in Ground Calcium Carbonate Consumption

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19932) has announced the addition of The Economics of Ground Calcium Carbonate to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) June 30, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19932) has announced the addition of The Economics of Ground Calcium Carbonate to their offering.

World ground calcium carbonate (GCC) capacity has expanded significantly over the last decade, reaching an estimated 56.5Mtpy for all grades in 2004. Rising demand from the paper industry has been the main driver behind the rapid growth in GCC consumption since the early 1980s. Papermakers have switched to a neutral or alkaline processing environment, which has favoured the use of both GCC and precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) at the expense of kaolin. The proportion of the paper market accounted for by GCC has risen from under 1% in 1970 to 50% in 2004. The very steep increase in GCC production and consumption seen in the last decade in Western Europe is likely to slow, as it is already the major pigment used in the paper industry. In the USA there is still some room for replacement of kaolin by GCC, but this is restricted in some areas by a lack of good quality marble. The major growth area for the next five years will be in Asia, especially China, particularly in the form of satellite GCC plants at paper mills. Roskill forecasts that the world consumption of GCC will rise by an average of 3%pa and reach 67.6Mt by 2010. Paper will continue to be the largest market for GCC, accounting for an estimated 28Mt of consumption by 2010, while consumption in plastics will reach 12.2Mt.

What the report gives you
- Independent, in-depth research and analysis
- Essential market intelligence for successful business planning
- Detailed survey of production in 69 countries
- Up-to-date profiles of over 150 producing companies and projects and their activities, including Imerys, Omya, SA Revert, Speciality Minerals Inc., Provenale SA and Huber Engineered Materials
- Forecasts for end-use consumption and world supply and demand

The key trends, issues and developments in the market are now analysed in this major new report from Roskill. It provides a clear insight into all areas of the industry and an authoritative analysis of the prospects for the future.

Companies Mentioned
20 Microns Limited
African Minerals Limited
Alpha Calcit
Alpha Micron srl
Alpha-Mineral FmbH, Graz
Ankerpoort NV
Arianne Resources Incorporated
Ben Bennett, Jr
Bihoku Funka Kogyo WGCC
Calcium Products Company Limited
Camuati San Luis SA
Cargas Minerales San Juan (PROPEL)
Ceras San Juan SA
Cerne Calcium Carbonate LLC
Chungang Chemical Industries
Cia Mineral Santa Maria SA
Clariancal SA (Omya)
Comital
Dae-A Moolson Company
Dankalk
David Mitchell Limited
Dolgu Maddeleri AS plant
Esen Mikronize Maden
Estens
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Fortune Minerals Limited
Franklin Industrial Minerals
Glacier Stone
Global Stone (Oglebay Norton Group)
Great Lakes Calcium Corporation
Grupo Ind. Avalos Rubio
H&S; Whiting
Havelock Lime
Hodges Minerals (Export) Limited
Huber Engineered Materials
Hustadmarmor A.S
Idwala Minerals & Distribution Company
IMASCO Minerals Incorporated
Imerys
Inca Lime
Inmin
Itaoca Marble
Jordan Carbonate Company (JCC)
Jordan Minerals Establishment (JME)
JSC Balakovorezinotekhnika
JSC Geokom
JSC Melstrom
JSC Stoilensky GO
JSC Stroimaterialy
JSC Uraltalk
Kwang Sung Chemical Company
La Buena Esperanca, Los Berros, San Juan
Les Calcites du Nord
LLC Baikal'skye mineraly
LLC Microkaltsit
Longcliffe Quarries Limited
Lydford Mining Company
Malaysian Calcium Carbonate Corporation Sdn Bhd (Omya)
Mauro Calcium Company Limited
Microfill K. Zafranas SA
Microfine Hellas AME
Micron-Ita
Mikrosim, (JV Marmosim S.A, Simeria/Hungarian Group)
Minas Volcán
Minelco Specialties (Minelco UK Limited)
Mineração Bragao
Mineração Braminex
Mineração Nemer
Mineração Ouro Branco Limitada
Minerals i Derivats SA
Mineraria Sacilese SpA
Mineras Santo Angel
Molinas de Norte
Monserrat Limitada
Mühlendorfer Kredifabrik
Norkalsitt A.S. Hestivika
Omya
Orfo SA de CV 146
Prominerales SA
Provençale SA
PT Camco Omya
PT Supersonic Chemical Industries
Riau Paper Group/Imerys satellite plant
SA Omya Benelux
SA Reverté
Saudi Carbonate Company Limited
Saudi Marble Company
SC Omya Hfg–Omya Calcita srl
SC Slavyansky Melo-Izvestkovy Zavod
Schön und Hippelein
Secadora Industrial SA
Sun Minerals
Surint Omya Chemicals Company Limited
Taekyung Industries Company Limited
Tarmac Central
Thomasville Lime Medusa Corporation
Triturados Blanco Macael
Vimal Microns Limited
Vulcan Materials Company
Wang Pyo Chemical Company
Wolkem India Limited
Woojin Chemical Company
Zacarias Grupo Industrial

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19932

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Personal Protective Equipment in Western Europe Provides Growth Opportunities for Technical Textiles

As legislation on health and safety at work gathers momentum, so too does the West European market for personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a report by Frost & Sullivan in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets, published by Textiles Intelligence.

(PRWEB) June 30, 2021 -- Protective clothing and gloves -- the PPE market sectors which predominantly contain textile elements -- will generate almost Euro3 bn a year in sales revenue by 2008, compared with less than Euro2.5 bn in 2003. In 2004 protective clothing and gloves accounted for an estimated 59.8% of the total market for PPE in Western Europe, up from 57.5% in 2000. By 2008 it is forecast that their share will reach 61.8%.

Individually, protective clothing is the largest sector of the market for personal protective equipment (PPE) in Western Europe. End users spend almost twice as much on protective clothing as they do on head protection, or on either gloves or footwear. Sales of protective clothing are expected to grow from Euro1.4 bn in 2003 to almost Euro1.9 bn in 2008, which is equivalent to a growth rate of almost 5.5% a year.

Meanwhile, sales of protective gloves in Western Europe are forecast to grow by 2.3% a year between 2003 and 2008, from Euro992 mn to around Euro1,114 mn.

The driving force behind the growth in the PPE market has been the creation by the European Union of regulations and industry standards which are then binding upon its member states. Some countries, notably Italy and Germany, have preferred to enact their own versions of the European rules and in some instances these are more stringent. Other European countries, although not members of the EU, have also found themselves drawn into the process.

Within Western Europe a number of interesting variations between countries show up. Germany, France and the UK have a far greater proportion of large PPE purchasers than Italy, Scandinavia or Spain. The actual expenditure on PPE per employee is also higher in Germany, France and the UK.

The pattern of PPE usage also differs with the industry concerned. As might be expected, petrochemical companies tend to have large numbers of employees using PPE, as do the national emergency services. On the other hand it is striking that the chemical industry has fewer PPE users per company, which may be due to its relatively lower labour intensity than, say, the construction industry.

Out of a sample of 227 West European companies, all types of PPE (protective headgear, clothing, safety gloves and footwear) are used by 83% of them. For the two market sectors involving textiles (protective clothing and gloves), the figure rises to almost 95%, which gives an idea of how universal PPE usage has become. A third of these companies buy some form of integrated protective apparel – such as chemical protection incorporating breathing equipment.

Of the sample, 90% of companies which provide some kind of PPE to their employees include protective clothing. In fact, almost twice as much is spent by these companies on protective clothing as in any of the other three sectors.

The most significant hazards encountered are mechanical in nature. Next in importance are those involving heat and flame, chemicals and flying particles. A large number of other hazards requiring PPE are mentioned, however, with protection against noise high on the list.

Of the companies in the sample which find it possible to identify their total annual PPE expenditure, almost three-quarters put the figure within the range Euro2,500 to Euro250,000. A typical customer is one spending 50% on protective clothing, 20% each on headwear and footwear, and 10% on safety gloves.

When it comes to choosing PPE products and suppliers, performance in hazard protection is obviously the number one priority. But it seems that many companies may be happy to sacrifice comfort in use if there is a lower price option on offer.

“West European Market for Textiles in Personal Protective Equipment” was published in Technical Textile Markets, Issue No 60. Other reports in the same issue include: “Zylon: A Superfibre on Trial”; “Profile of Eybl International: A Leading Supplier of Automotive Interior Fabrics”; “Fibres for Technical Textiles: Para-Aramids and High Performance Polyethylene”; “Stain Protective Apparel: Consumers Splash Out on Easy-Care Clothing”; “Global Technical Textiles Business Update”; and “Statistics: Fibre Production and Consumption in India”.

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. A printed copy of Issue No 60 costs Euro425 (Europe, Middle East or Africa), £250 (UK only) or US$545 (Americas or Asia Pacific) and is available from Textiles Intelligence, International Subscriptions, 10 Beech Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5ER, United Kingdom.
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Microencapsulation Technology Opens Up New Marketing Opportunities for Textiles and Apparel

Insect repellents, anti-cellulite treatments, and antimicrobial agents for medical textiles are just a few of the features which clothing manufacturers are using to add value to their ranges, using microencapsulation techniques, according to the latest issue of Performance Apparel Markets.

(PRWEB) June 30, 2021 -- This innovative technology makes use of microcapsules which act as tiny containers of solids or liquids. These containers release their core contents under controlled conditions to suit a specific purpose.

Microencapsulation is already used to impart a wide range of features, including:
- thermochromic and photochromic dyes, used to make garments which change colour when they are exposed to temperature changes or sunlight;
- anti-microbial and deodorising finishes, offering great potential for freshness retention during wear for intimate apparel, and for garments worn during periods of strenuous activity;
- the controlled release of active substrates, offering opportunities in the medical textiles field;
- insect-repellent and insect-resist treatments, demonstrating higher levels of performance if microencapsulated;
- finishes which effectively deodorise the retention of odours such as tobacco smoke, offering a further contribution to easy-care in apparel;
- flame retardant finishes, with improved durability of the treatment to leaching, domestic washing and dry cleaning;
- enhanced chemical protection, for the military and other users, particularly for chemical decontamination of hazardous chemicals and chemical warfare agents; and
- cosmeto-textiles, capable of imparting skin care benefits, combating ageing, and promoting a feeling of wellness or well-being.

Microencapsulation of flame retardants is now at the research stage. Significant development work will lead to performance apparel offering enhanced protection against heat and flame. Similarly, research and development could lead to improved protection against chemical warfare and hazards, says Performance Apparel Markets.

Microencapsulation technology is still relatively new to the textile and apparel industry. However, greater awareness of the benefits of the technology for performance apparel will emerge as chemical manufacturers target specific enhancements in apparel performance and focus their marketing effort accordingly.

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 12 include: “Fast Track: runaway success”; “Microencapsulation: for enhanced textile performance”; “Stain Protective Apparel: Consumers splash out on easy-care clothing”; “Profile of Cognis: a leader in speciality textile treatments”; 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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Bahrain Textile Group Manama Benefits From the Post-Quota Era

As the textile trade war between China and the West continues to rage following the abolition of quotas at the end of 2004, one well-prepared company in the Gulf States is quietly making massive inroads into US and EU markets, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International.

(PRWEB) June 30, 2021 -- Manama Textile Mills, based in Bahrain, is already the largest textile group in the Middle East. Until this year it was primarily concerned with the production and export of greige – or unfinished – fabrics and yarns.

But over the past 12 months or so, the company has put in place a series of forward integration measures, aimed at the production of fully finished textiles and made-up garments. The company aims to systematically increase its profits to 2007.

Manama is now on target to achieve annual sales of US$250 mn by 2007, at the end of a three-year investment of US$70 mn in vertical integration and expansion. The company’s plan is to move into finishing and denim fabric production, followed by the manufacture of complete bedding sheet sets for the home furnishings sector, and finally the production of denim clothing.

Manama’s US$250 mn target represents a significant increase in export sales from a level of around US$100 mn in 2004, itself up from US$67 mn in 2003. Both figures were achieved from sales of spun yarn and greige fabric.

The company has always purchased the latest, state-of-the-art equipment from the USA, Europe and Japan. Its new finishing lines will be supplied by a number of European machinery builders, including Monforts of Germany and Switzerland’s Benninger. Its denim machinery will be supplied by two US companies, Morrison and McCoy Ellison.

Manama is on track to be the only vertically integrated textile operator in the Middle East, according to the company’s chief executive officer, Hamid Nishat. The company’s strategy is based on the simple concept of turning a one dollar kilo of imported cotton or other raw materials into ten dollars’ worth of final product for export – with a minimum of added cost along the way.

The company has been encouraged in its decision to invest in expansion by a recent free trade agreement between Bahrain and the USA. The US agreement enables garments made in Bahrain to enter the USA duty-free provided the yarns and fabrics from which those garments are made have themselves been produced in Bahrain or in the USA. This will put Manama at a distinct advantage over its competitors in countries such as India and Pakistan. However, Manama is going one step further. It is positioning itself to be the only company in Bahrain which is able to offer garments made from yarns and fabrics produced within a single company.

Another reason for Manama’s investment in the manufacture of finished products is to provide itself with opportunities for adding value and hence increasing profits. At present the value addition obtained from selling yarn and greige fabric to finishers and garment manufacturers around the world is small after the cost of importing raw materials such as cotton and polyester has been deducted. But the move to selling finished products and garments will require no further investment in raw materials. Only additional equipment and labour will have to be brought in – and Manama already imports its labour from Pakistan to avoid paying the higher cost of using local workers.

The wage bill will be further kept in control by the highly automated equipment which is currently being installed, rather than expanding the workforce. Automation of cut and sew operations, in particular, will bring down labour requirement in the final stage of production from around 1,100 to just 45.

Of the company’s exports in 2004, 70% went to Europe while 30% was shipped to the USA. By 2007, if all goes according to plan, these percentages will be reversed.

Manama supplied 1.63 mn bedsheets to the USA in January 2005 -- representing one-quarter of US imports of sheets during the month. Since Manama’s new fabrication units were not scheduled to begin operations until May 2005 the bed sheets in question will have been manually made-up -- most likely using outsourced making-up operations in Bahrain. These manual operations are likely to be closed once Manama’s planned investments come to fruition.

Manama sees the Chinese market as more of an opportunity than a threat. Just as China has progressed from being the biggest exporter of raw cotton to becoming its biggest buyer, the same is happening in yarns and fabrics. The company’s view is that China will end up buying more than it sells throughout the textile manufacturing chain.

“Profile of Manama Textile Mills: Expanding in the Middle East” was published in Issue No 116 of Textile Outlook International. Other reports published in the same issue include: “Post Quota Scenarios: the EU Prepares to Impose Safeguard Quotas Against China”; “World Textile and Apparel Trade and Production Trends”; Profile of TAL Group: A Leading Hong Kong Apparel Company with an International Presence”; “Trends in US Textile and Clothing Imports”; and “Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2006.

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June 29, 2021

Goodyear Names GM for Global Off-the-Road Tires

AKRON, Ohio, June 29, 2021 - A leader in Goodyear chemical operations has been named general manager for global off-the-road tires, effective June 24.
John Sweeney, former general manager for chemical since November 2004, said he seeks to improve OTR operations and financial performance. The business has faced an industry-wide product shortage since last year.

"We must refocus on customer and end-user needs. In these challenging times, demand has risen dramatically, and we must take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of this shortage on their operations," Sweeney said.

"Long term, we must develop a model that allows Goodyear and its customers to profit at both low-demand and high-demand levels in this cyclical business."

Sweeney’s career has been spent in finance assignments at Goodyear Engineered Products facilities in Nebraska and Iowa. He transferred to the Chemical Division in 1999. Prior to being named general manager of Chemical, he served in various positions in that business, including director of tire polymers and division controller.

He joined Goodyear in 1982 as an accountant in the Tire Division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron in 1981.

Tom Grolemund, former director of chemical product supply, has been named director of chemical operations, succeeding Sweeney.

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Storage Systems Distributor Celebrates Unprecedented Success

Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading nationwide storage systems and material handling equipment distributor, announces a 5% discount for a first-time orders to celebrate the success of their business.

(PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading nationwide storage systems and material handling equipment distributor, announced the unprecedented success of their business with a 5% discount for first-time orders. With 15 years in the storage systems industry, Stor-Quip attributes their success to having a highly trained team that understands the goals of an organization and how to assist that organization with finding the right storage system.

“Our successes derive from a single crucial area,” said Mark Palmer, President of Stor-Quip Systems, Inc. “We have assembled a team that understands our customer’s storage and material handling requirements. We take customer service to the next level by making every effort to provide friendly, professional assistance throughout the equipment selection and purchasing process.”

Stor-Quip believes it is crucial to choose the right storage systems for a specific application. An incorrect storage system can cost a company valuable time in employee non-productivity as well as financial resources. The success of Stor-Quip is hinged on their ability to help businesses find the most efficient and cost-effective methods to maximize space.

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About Stor-Quip Systems, Inc.
Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading nationwide 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, with multiple shipping points throughout the U.S.

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New Air Compressor Design Helps Agricultural and Food Processing Industries Stay Competitive

Direct-drive air compressors allow high-output and fail safe production so American packers can stave off foreign competition.

(PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- More a matter of survival than patriotism, general managers and operations personnel of American peeling, packaging and other food processing plants must maintain maximum product throughput, without fail, in order to stem the increasing tide of imported agricultural products. As pneumatic actuators and direct-air blasts perform the bulk of processing duties in most plants, packers find themselves turning to a new, direct-drive air compressor design to ensure maximum output and reliability.

No where else is this more the case than in the garlic industry, as garlic from China now accounts for two-thirds of the world's supply and threatens to snatch an even greater market share from American producers.

Sequoia Packing of Coalinga, California—with the second largest fresh-garlic packing capacity in the U.S.—provides an example of one peeling/packing plant that is successfully fighting back by utilizing direct-drive, industrial air compressors throughout their process to maximize output and avoid breakdowns.

"Compressors are used extensively throughout our plant," says Tony Villalobos, operations manager for Sequoia Packing. "We use the air for peeling garlic and discarding the waste; in our optical sorters to keep out unwanted cloves; in the actuators of our package sealer; and for the weight scales in our packing room."

"Up until about four years ago we had older, chain drive air compressors that kept breaking down and couldn't keep up with demand," continues Villalobos. "One broke down within a year's time, and when a compressor goes down I am out of business until the machine gets fixed. Since these models were too expensive to repair, I went out and bought a new Sullivan-Palatek unit. It had a great warranty, which impressed me. Once we used the first one, there was no doubt as to where the second air compressor was coming from. We got the other Sullivan-Palatek in 2003."

Sullivan-PalatekÒ, of Michigan City, Indiana, manufacturers a line of direct-drive rotary-screw, industrial air compressor systems that allow agricultural and food-processing industries to profit from greater reliability and energy savings in their pressurized-air operations. The increased reliability and output of this design stems from the use of larger air-end assemblies, which results in slower turning rotors that yield extended service life and higher pressure using lower horsepower. Extra efficiency results from use of a direct-drive rotary screw that eliminates unnecessary moving parts such as belts, gears and pulleys—thus reducing the parasitic losses attributed to belts (4-8% loss) and gears (3-5%).

"We run these machines pretty hard, and they stand up to it," comments Villalobos.

"There are no breakdowns. That's the important thing. I'd have no problem going out and buying another Sullivan-Palatek. In fact, right now I'm working on getting another one because we're getting so big that I need more. These air compressor systems are helping us to put China in its place."

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Jason Premo Appointed Examiner For Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Jason P. Premo, VP of Sales and Marketing for real-time production management software provider nMetric® LLC., will serve on 2005 Board of Examiners. The board reviews and evaluates applications for the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

Costa Mesa, Calif. (PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- Jason. P. Premo of nMetric® LLC, a manufacturing software company located in Costa Mesa, Calif., has been appointed by Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2005 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

As an examiner, Premo is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award, which is often presented to recipients each year directly by the President of the United States. The board is composed of leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and government. Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition, in addition to completing a rigorous preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation process for the Baldrige Award.

“I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious award and am excited about working with the Board of Examiners for the upcoming year,” states Premo, the nMetric® LLC VP of Sales and Marketing. “As a previous manufacturing engineer, manager and executive over the past 10 years, I can attest to the bottom line benefits achieved at my own factories, having leveraged many areas of the Baldrige Criteria to define systems, processes and measures to achieve my Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma goals.”

“Companies that are looking to develop their own roadmap for world class performance should seriously consider learning and incorporating the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria,” Premo adds.

Awards may be given annually in each of five categories: Manufacturing, Service, Small Business, Education and Health Care. Awards have been presented to 60 organizations, including 2004 recipients, The Bama Corporation, Texas Nameplate Company, Inc., Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.

Information about the Baldrige National Quality Program and the application process is available from the Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Bldg., Room A600, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020. Telephone: 301-975-2036.

For further information about the Baldrige Award, contact Jan Kosko, NIST Public and Business Affairs. Information can also be found on the Baldrige National Quality Program’s Web site at http://www.baldrige.nist.gov.

About nMetric®:
nMetric® provides manufacturers with Lean Production Management Software that picks up where traditional ERP business systems end…to address the challenges of today’s demand-driven manufacturing environment. Our patented solution is a collaborative, scalable and completely integrated platform that provides Lean Manufacturers with the tools needed to balance, schedule, visualize, execute, track, analyze and improve the real-time activities of the factory floor, while building a better link to the enterprise and supply chain. The solution is Web-engineered from the ground up using the latest Java 2 Enterprise Edition architecture. It is 100 percent thin client and is completely platform independent to work with virtually any operation system, database, commercial or legacy ERP, and factory floor application. Company headquarters is located at 3070 South Bristol Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626. Telephone: 714-424-4400. Toll Free: 888-561-9700. Website: http://www.nmetric.com.

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Apptastic.net Offers Easy, Powerful Media Delivery with SwiftCD

New E-Commerce and Software Registration Service Lets Developers Present Their Software, Their Way

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) has been chosen by new shareware registration service Apptastic.net to power all of its logistics, CD and DVD manufacturing and fulfillment. Apptastic.net is an innovative new service that allows developers the ability to securely accept credit card orders, while also providing an online application to protect and store user information, as well as much more. Apptastic.net's partnership with SwiftCD allows customers the invaluable opportunity to present their software, their way.

Thanks to SwiftCD's custom CD/DVD manufacturing, Apptastic.net's software development customers can choose the following options to put the finishing, professional touch on their software product delivery:
- Company logo on their media
- White windowed sleeves
- Trim packs, jewel cases, clamshell cases, or DVD cases
- Guaranteed shipment within two days
- International delivery to over 145 countries

"By using the SwiftCD service, Apptastic.net was able to quickly and easily offer a complete logistics solution, including the popular backup CD service for consumers," comments Jason Foodman, Chief Executive Officer of SwiftCD. "We're delighted to have been chosen as Apptastic.net's on-demand provider as they launch their superb new service."

"We've launched our e-commerce service, with the SwiftCD integration built in from the ground floor," says Justin Burger, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Apptastic.net. "SwiftCD's interface is simple and straightforward, allowing us to offer a comprehensive range of CD and DVD options to our developers. SwiftCD takes care of manufacturing and fulfillment, and we remain focused on our core business of e-commerce."

About Apptastic.net
Apptastic.net is a fully integrated Customer Relationship Management system in a single, easy-to-use web application. Notable Apptastic.net features include RSS (XML) support connectivity, POP email integration, test ordering system, end-user email application, order form and support request customization, sales tracking, piracy defense, end-user support management, order processing, search engine optimization, and on-demand CD burning. Apptastic.net does not charge a registration fee and offers all these features in a low-cost transaction fee. Apptastic.net is partnered with multiple industry leaders as well as the leading organization for Shareware Professionals. Furthermore, Apptastic.net is independently owned, so evolving Research and Development and Customer Service are at the forefront of Apptastic.net's goals. Additional information can be found at www.Apptastic.net.

About SwiftCD.com
A division of DigitalSwift Corporation, SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com) is the leader in manufacturing and fulfilling dynamic and build-to-order CDs and DVDs.

With the on-demand model SwiftCD provides, every CD or DVD can be individually produced to order, according to the unique needs of the customer. SwiftCD also handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting and customer service. The company can also replicate, warehouse, pick from inventory on-demand, and ship products other than CDs and DVDs – such as promotional T-shirts or items shipped with certain orders to promote a current special or upgrade, or simply as stand-alone products.

SwiftCD's "Build-to-Order" process, which enables a user to assemble a compact disc composed of user-selected contents while browsing a website, is so unique that the company recently announced the filing of a utility patent application to protect the process.

For more information on SwiftCD, please call (770) 922-4007 or visit their website at http://www.SwiftCD.com. SwiftCD is a registered trademark of DigitalSwift Corporation.

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Empresa Solutions Transforms Engineering Change Management for PDMWorks Users with Release of New Product

Kinnosa® Workflow for PDMWorks® Dramatically Increases Efficiency in Managing SolidWorks® Product Design Changes

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- Empresa Solutions, Inc., a global provider and industry leader in collaborative data and process management solutions, today unveiled Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks Release 1.0, the industry’s only workflow and process management solution for SolidWorks’ PDMWorks. Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks adds complete engineering change management to PDMWorks, the de facto standard for SolidWorks design data management.

This release of Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks offers significant functionality to support improved efficiency in engineering and change processes including:
• mweb-based user interface for zero-cost deployment;
• an easy-to-use graphical workflow process designer to create change processes;
• efficient process execution using automated task notifications sent directly to participants email inbox;
• enhanced design change productivity through eDrawings™ integration;
• seamless integration with the PDMWorks product; and
• compliance to quality standards through complete change history capture and reporting.

Kinnosa Workflow offers automated engineering change management to PDMWorks users – capabilities that were previously only accessible through custom programs or migration to larger, more expensive systems. As a result, PDMWorks users can leverage Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks to realize drastic improvements in overall design change visibility, efficiency, and accuracy.

“Empresa Solutions’ new workflow solution is significant because it expands the scope and broadens access to valuable design data stored in PDMWorks,” said Joy Garon, SolidWorks Corporation’s product manager for PDMWorks. “With Empresa’s Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks product, companies can gain the same competitive advantages of shorter design cycles and lower costs that are enjoyed by larger, more expensive systems. In addition, the integration of our products enables new levels of collaboration and change management across the enterprise.”

Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks is designed to be an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use workflow add-on for PDMWorks users. The seamless integration into PDMWorks enables powerful process management capabilities without imposing users with extensive product learning curves. Recognized process improvements will be instantly realized in every organization that adopts the Kinnosa Workflow solution.
“By leveraging Kinnosa technology and competencies in engineering processes, we enable our customers to capitalize on their existing investments in SolidWorks and PDMWorks to bring new products to market quickly and easily, at a lower cost,” said Terry Simpson, president of Empresa Solutions. “Together with SolidWorks, we help ensure that customers deploying engineering workflow solutions using Kinnosa Workflow for PDMWorks have the best tools for introducing production-ready applications.”

Kinnosa Workflow is available now for purchase through authorized resellers.

About Empresa Solutions, Inc.
Empresa Solutions is the leading developer of enterprise software solutions that improve efficiency and workflow processes worldwide. Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard, Ford Motor Company, and Procter & Gamble are among the many customers gaining significant value from Empresa’s software solutions.

For the latest news and information or to see a demonstration of the product, visit the Empresa Solutions web site at www.empresasolutions.com or call 1-480-785-8334.

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 leads the market 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).

Kinnosa is a registered trademark of Empresa Solutions, Inc. SolidWorks and PDMWorks are registered trademarks and eDrawings is a trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.

Media Contact:
Empresa Solutions, Inc.
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Customers Speed Development With Kozio’s kDiagnostics Software in AMCC’s New PowerPC® 440EP Evaluation Kit - New Evaluation Platform Embeds Kozio's kDiagnostics

Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced that Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] newly introduced PowerPC 440EP evaluation kit will include Kozio's kDiagnostics software. kDiagnostics is a suite of advanced processor and board diagnostics used to perform in-depth testing of processors and evaluation boards. The software will be ROM resident on the "Yosemite" evaluation board custom designed by Embedded Planet, LLC for AMCC’s new 440EP kit. To reduce time-to-market, customers can license kDiagnostics.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced that Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] newly introduced PowerPC 440EP evaluation kit will include Kozio's kDiagnostics software. kDiagnostics is a suite of advanced processor and board diagnostics used to perform in-depth testing of processors and evaluation boards. The software will be ROM resident on the "Yosemite" evaluation board custom designed by Embedded Planet, LLC for AMCC’s new 440EP kit. To reduce time-to-market, customers can license kDiagnostics.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best tools available in the market,” said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. “With Kozio’s leading diagnostic software our customers can more efficiently test the 440EP processor and board to speed their overall development times.”

AMCC’s 440EP kit provides users with a comprehensive set of resources, including a custom-designed evaluation board, industry-standard software development tools, sample applications, system-level benchmarks and hardware design files. Kozio’s kDiagnostics, included in the kit, will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the 440EP processor and board, allowing users to leverage the base hardware/software in order to develop new products.

“We build our knowledge base by working with the latest processor reference designs from AMCC and other processor companies,” notes Kozio President Joseph Skazinski. “This expertise is then built into our finely architected library system, allowing the completed solution to be delivered in a matter of days or hours. Working with AMCC has been great, and we look forward to continued collaboration.”

Based on the PowerPC 440 superscalar core, AMCC's 440EP is targeted at networking and communications applications. The PowerPC 440EP offers increased processor speed, memory performance and integrated dual fast Ethernets. Ideal for line card, system control and multi-radio devices, the PowerPC 440EP operates at a clock frequency of up to 553 MHz.

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

A similar evaluation kit will be available for AMCC's PowerPC 440GR processor early next quarter. The 440GR will include the same set of resources found in the 440EP, including Kozio kDiagnostics, plus a "Yellowstone" evaluation board designed for AMCC by Embedded Planet, LLC.

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

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

About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. Kozio also provides custom software services leveraging its extensive knowledge of numerous semiconductor technologies. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit www.kozio.com.

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

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

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Digitech’s New Uni-Mux Brings Improved Technology to Door Alarms

New applications of proven techniques improve the effectiveness, installation efficiency, and the reliability of hard-wired individual unit door alarms as Digitech International introduces its Universal Multiplexer. Known as Uni-Mux, the device manages the many and various signals that bring security communication to an even more sophisticated level for property protection.

(PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- “Individual Unit Door Alarms still rank as one of the most appealing amenities that customers look for in evaluating which neighborhood storage store they will chose to give their business, according to various industry surveys,” says Steve Cooper, Director of Marketing for Digitech, a premier security vendor to the self-storage industry. “The good news is that Uni-Mux will make installation of a hard-wired door alarm system easier and quicker than ever. The better news is that it will cost considerably less than any other version on the market. In addition, the device will act as a host for many other control functions that can be programmed into Digitech’s System Controller for the input/output and data driven switching that fit within the software’s capabilities.”

Featuring the latest techniques in manufacturing efficiency, board-based optical isolation as a circuit safeguard, an on board testing and diagnostic aid with a 4 x 20-character LCD, and telephone-style connectors; the device will increase installation efficiency significantly, according to Digitech. “Our engineers worked long and hard to combine the design of the device and available installation techniques and materials that take advantage of the latest technology,” says Cooper. The device also features the option to include alarms in sections of 22, 44, 66, 88, and 110 units, the most in the industry per device, which adds cost-saving options to system planning. “With the new design, installers will be using accepted industry practices that will shorten the learning curve and make the installation easier overall.”

Digitech’s Uni-Mux is in full production and is available now for use in configuring the access control and security systems that provide property protection and make management’s job easier. “The various plug-in units will help site planners use Digitech’s electronics for lighting controls, elevator control circuits, and other data-driven security components manufactured specifically for the self-storage industry,” concludes Cooper. “Our staff will be working with architects, site engineers, and owners to create the best possible scenarios in today’s world of security challenges.”

Digitech manufactures its World Class Security Solutions for distribution through a network of independent factory-trained resellers and installers. The company can be contacted through its web site at www.digitech-intl.com or toll-free at 800.523.9504.

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Sensaphone® Offers Remote Monitoring and Alarm Notification Solutions for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry

Leading manufacturer of remote monitoring and alarm notification systems announces availability of products for pharmaceutical manufacturing applications

Aston, PA (PRWEB) June 29, 2021 -- Sensaphone®, a pioneer in the design and development of remote monitoring systems for businesses and industry, announces the availability of remote monitoring and alarm notification solutions for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

The Sensaphone line of systems remotely monitors environmental conditions and process parameters critical to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, including power, temperature, humidity, flow rates, timers, and more. The system also detects unwanted water on the floor.

When unfavorable or dangerous conditions exist, the Sensaphone system automatically issues alarm notifications through custom voice messages, alphanumeric pages, and text messaging.

About the Sensaphone Product Line
Sensaphone’s technology includes the latest in remote alarm notification, flexible programming capabilities, and voice alarms. There is a Sensaphone model for any manufacturing or industrial requirement. The Sensaphone product line includes:

· Sensaphone SCADA 3000 – the first low-cost, integrated SCADA monitoring & control system. It features both Ladder Logic and C-programming capabilities; flexible communication capabilities; and data logging; and it is expandable up to 144 I/O points. Ideal for the most demanding of applications.

· Sensaphone 2000 – features eight universally configurable inputs and data logging for advanced monitoring needs.

· Sensaphone 1104 and Sensaphone 1108 – monitor power, temperature, and other important conditions in controlled environments and processes. The most popular Sensaphone in use today offers a cost-effective and efficient method of monitoring.

Other Sensaphone remote monitoring and alarm notification systems include the STATIONSitter™, designed exclusively for the water and wastewater industry, and the FarmSitter™, designed to protect agricultural facilities.

About Sensaphone
Sensaphone stands at the forefront of remote monitor and control solution design, setting industry standards for advancements in technology. The Sensaphone family of products provides a comprehensive line of feature-rich, flexible technology for monitoring equipment, safeguarding property, and reporting critical data. Sensaphone serves a broad range of applications/industries, including telecommunications, information technology, oil and gas, water/wastewater, HVAC & refrigeration, science/health labs, agriculture, greenhouses, and vacation homes. For information, call toll free 877-373-2700 or visit www.sensaphone.com.

Sensaphone® is a registered trademark of Phonetics, Inc. d.b.a. Sensaphone

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June 28, 2021

Esthetic Accents Breaks New Ground: Architectural Stained Glass for a Flat World

Esthetic Accents Serves Growing Architectural Glass Market by Understanding the Future is already Here. Outsourced manufacturing, mass-customization and web-connected customer channel shoten time-to-market by months, at 1/3rd the cost of other methods.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- As Thomas Friedman tells us in his new book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, the world isn't going to be flat, it is flat. By "flat" he means "connected" in ways no would could have imagined a few scant years ago. The world of architecture and design, especially in relation to architectural glass is flattening too--and Esthetic Accents is leading the way.

A model example of this sort of “flattening” is the collaboration between Esthetic Accents and its Chinese manufacturing associates. With the lower costs and greater efficiencies made possible by this sort of international cooperation, early stage companies like EA can quickly ramp up to compete--and win--not just for low-cost manufacturing and information labor but, increasingly, for high-end research and design work as well.

Leveraging new opportunities for doing business abroad to serve both domestic and international markets, EA has already become the leader in manufacturing and supplying mass-customized architectural stained glass worldwide.

Using state-of-the-art techniques for fabricating mass customized, highly durable stained glass products, EA has partnered with manufacturing facilities in China to introduce to a growing market mass produced glass that has the look and variety of glass previously only available from artisans in quantities an artisan could never match.

Despite the large quantities needed to serve the needs of a burgeoning market, Esthetic Accents stained glass is custom designed for each customer, whether an individual homeowner or a large corporation.

Mary Spear, the CEO of Esthetic Accents, said, “We did a thorough cost analysis that made it clear to us that we could ship directly from our Chinese manufacturing center without the need for employing a large and costly distribution center. This made us an international player overnight without the extensive and burdensome infrastructure. In addition it is truly remarkable that the entire process, from the time an order is submitted until it reaches the customer can be completed within 90 days.”

Another innovation that made accelerated distribution possible was the use of smaller containers and shared loads. No longer is it necessary to use a 40-forty-foot container for a small order, which is too expensive to be profitable. With 20-foot containers or sharing the use of the 40-footers with other vendors, multiple transfers are possible and because there is less handling required, there is less breakage and loss. In fact, it is now possible to ship products directly from overseas to a customer more inexpensively than it is to ship goods cross-country.

Poised for success in a growing international marketplace, Esthetic Accents is thriving in a world that is flat and getting flatter every day.

About Esthetic Accents Esthetic Accents design professionals combine personalized service and the convenience of the Internet to provide excellent customer service nation-wide. Our online showroom and design center, toll free number and knowledgeable design staff make navigating through the design process straightforward and enjoyable. Esthetic Accents leverages the power of the Internet by accessing PRWeb’s Online Visibility Engine, making easier for interested parties to learn about its breakthrough custom architectural stained glass technology.

Samples of their unique Architectural Stained Glass can be see at the following links:

Arts & Crafts Stained Glass

Asian Influenced Stained Glass

Contemporary Stained Glass

Frank Lloyd Wright Style Stained Glass

Victorian Stained Glass

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MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago Announces New Chairman for Burgeoning Chapter of Prominent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Organization

Peter Balbus, CEO of integrated business & IT strategy consultancy Pragmaxis LLP, takes reigns as chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago today announced the appointment of Peter Balbus as its new chapter chairman.

Balbus is founder and CEO of integrated business & IT strategy consultancy Pragmaxis. He was previously vice president and GM of Booz Allen & Hamilton's Chicago regional e-business strategy and implementation group. He was also formerly a vice president at eXperience, the “brick and mortar” strategy consulting group at divine interVentures, a principal at CSC Index and a senior manager at KPMG Strategic Services. He earned his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from MIT and completed the University of Chicago’s executive program in corporate strategy.

The Chicago chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum holds monthly events from September through June. In September 2005, the forum will kick off its new season with an expanded mission, a rejuvenated look, an expanded board of directors, new committees and advisory councils as well as a significantly enhanced volunteer staff.

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. The forum provides networking, leadership opportunities and provocative new ideas to senior business leaders while showcasing MIT’s role in innovation and entrepreneurship in communities around the world.

The MIT Enterprise Forum was formed in 1978 and has 23 chapter organizations worldwide. Participation and membership is open to the general public.

More information about the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago can be found at www.mitefchicago.org

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 integrated business & technology strategy, indirect sales strategy and marketing automation, and technology commercialization.

More information about Pragmaxis can be found at www.pragmaxis.com

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HG Capital Announces Joint Venture to Develop For-Sale Industrial Buildings in San Bernardino, CA

HG Capital, LLC has formed a joint venture with Focus Real Estate LP to acquire 4.35 acres in Waterman Place business park, San Bernardino, CA, for development and eventual sale of 76,000 s.f. of industrial space.

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 28, 2021 -- HG Capital, LLC (HG) announces a joint venture investment with Focus Real Estate LP, for the acquisition of 4.35 acres of land on three parcels within the Waterman Place business park in San Bernardino, CA. The project will consist of the development and eventual sale to owner-users of seven individual industrial buildings all ranging in size from 8,500 square feet to 14,500 square feet for a total project of 76,000 square feet. HG Capital invested approximately $1.4m of equity in the project and closed on the land with a construction loan from Alliance Bank.

The substantial growth in the Inland Empire industrial sector, driven in large part by the increase in overseas imports, has generated strong demand for owner-user assembly, manufacturing, and distribution centers in the region. The project's strong infill location within the established Waterman Place business park, the demand for owner-user facilities, and Focus Real Estate's development expertise in the region make this an exciting investment for HG.

Herrick Johnson of Lee & Associates in Riverside, California (www.lee-associates.com/riverside) is the leasing and sales broker for the project.

About HG Capital, LLC
HG Capital, LLC (HG) (www.hgre.com) is a real estate investment group that provides joint venture equity capital to real estate owners and developers for value-added and opportunistic real estate projects in the western United States. HG makes principal investments from its discretionary management of the HG Capital private equity funds. HG manages over $100 million of equity capital and has invested in over $1 billion worth of projects since 1994. With offices in Menlo Park and Newport Beach, California, HG has established a successful track record based upon its highly responsive and entrepreneurial approach to real estate investing.

About Focus Real Estate LP
Focus Real Estate LP, (www.focusrelp.com) founded in April 2000, is headed by longtime real estate executive Richard Ortwein. The company's primary focus is in working with corporate users, landowners and institutional investors to identify, acquire and oversee all aspects of development and construction activity. Uniquely qualified to service the ever-changing needs of owners and tenants, Focus Real Estate was launched to provide its clients not only with talented management advice, but also with the benefit of more than 25 years of experience covering all aspects of commercial and residential real estate development. Given this depth of experience, Focus Real Estate's management team is well positioned to assist clients acquire and entitle land for construction as well as arrange financing and oversee construction activities, in all phases of the development process.

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

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Harbor Research Inc. Acquires Wireless Data Research to Strengthen Pervasive and M2M Market Leadership

Harbor Research Inc. announces it has reached an agreement with Bay Area peer Wireless Data Research to acquire the company. The acquisition will be effective immediately.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- Harbor Research Inc., a Boston and San Francisco based technology consulting and research firm, has acquired Wireless Data Research (WDR), a leading analyst firm focusing on wireless technologies and machine to machine communications (M2M).

With this move, Harbor Research, which earlier this week announced a partnership with leading European M2M analyst e-principles, further expands its coverage of new technologies, market forecasting and analysis of key suppliers and adopters of pervasive wireless solutions.

Harbor and WDR are known for their extensive analysis and commentary on emerging M2M opportunities across all major vertical markets. Only a handful of analysts have focused primarily on pervasive computing and M2M applications. Harbor Research has been at the forefront of articulating the business models driven by wireless and IP networking.

Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research, acknowledges the immediate boost to his firm’s wireless expertise as well as the fresh, complimentary perspective that WDR adds to its coverage of the impact M2M is making globally. “Wireless Data Research has consistently produced top-notch forecasting and is widely considered one of true experts in the field”, Allmendinger said.

Harbor Research intends to incorporate WDR’s body of knowledge into its research services and products, including a new version of its acclaimed online market analysis platform SmartSphere.

Wireless Data Research president Ian McPherson commented, “The combination of WDR’s innovative research on emerging wireless technologies with Harbor’s unique coverage of adopter practices and progress creates a formidable presence that will provide considerable clout in moving this entire market forward. As a strategic advisory firm for companies implementing asset management and supply chain solutions as well as technology suppliers building solution alliances, there is no better place to turn to.”

Harbor Research will be presenting more detail about its strategy and direction at this week’s M2M United, one of the premier annual conferences in the pervasive and machine to machine arena being held this week in Chicago.

About Wireless Data Research:
WDR (www.wirelessdataresearch.com) is a strategic advisory and research company that provides market assessment and analysis in order to allow its clients to make more informed decisions about the development and adoption of wireless technologies. WDR specifically focuses on understanding integration and adoption issues for wireless-enabled enterprise applications, which is essential for vendors, investors and end-users to optimize solution performance and maximize return on investment.

About Harbor Research, Inc.:
Harbor Research, Inc. (www.harborresearch.com) has been providing strategic consulting and research services to clients for more than 20 years. With a reputation as specialists in understanding emergent and disruptive opportunities in high technology, Harbor Research works with clients who seek to establish strategic advantage in changing markets. Harbor Research’s ground-breaking Pervasive Internet research is widely regarded as the definitive work on the business impact of integrating networked devices into business processes.

Contact Information:
Marc Kriessmann
Harbor Research, Inc.
415.615.9400, ext. 23
415.615.0454 fax
http://www.harborresearch.com

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Meter Equipment Mfg. P-72 Copolymer Flow Meters Provide Economical Metering of Chlorine and Caustics

MEM's P-72 Styrene Copolymer heavy bodied meters are specifically designed for demanding applications including chlorine, hot wet chlorine gas, chlorine dioxide, sodium hydroxide, high pH sodium hypochlorite, and brines. Previously limited to select OEM accounts, these flowmeters are now offered to the entire chlor-alkali market, along with wastewater treatment plants, chemical processors, and other users of harsh chemicals.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- MEM's P-72 Flowmeters provide a tough, simple, and accurate flow metering solution for chlor-alkali fluid service. These heavy bodied flowmeters are specifically designed for demanding applications including chlorine brines, hot wet chlorine gas, chlorine dioxide, sodium hydroxide, high pH sodium hypochlorite, and other chlor-alkali applications. Previously custom manufactured for electrolytic cells in the production of chlor-alkali and chlorate chemicals, an engineer in one division of Occidental Chemical called them the "safety standard for chlor-alkali service.”

These meters were also selected for the City of Akron's Water Supply Plant for their Sedimentation Basins Rehabilitation Project. Fluids being metered include chlorine and chlorine dioxide. MEM is the only company offering flow meters in this special material, and Akron selected them because they offered superior corrosion resistance to the chlorine solutions. Additionally, MEM's meters cost less than the meters originally specified on the job.

Depending on the service, wetted materials are all P-72 Copolymer or P-72 with titanium, electroless nickel plated T310 stainless, and Teflon internals for maximum corrosion resistance. Sight tubes may be glass, polysulfone, or P-72 (again, depending on fluid service). For all P-72 meters, an externally coupled magnetic flow indicator is used.

MEM's P-72 meters are offered in a variety of flow ranges from 1 to 300 GPM Liquid, or 20 to 3500 SCFM Gas (100 psig, 70 degree F. air equivalent). Pressure-temperature ratings are similar to CPVC. Flanged connections are standard, although NPT and socket cement connections are offered as options. Like all standard MEM Products, P-72 flow meters can be disassembled without removing the body from the pipeline to facilitate cleaning.

These thermoplastic flowmeters may also be supplied with MEM's electronic accessories, including alarms, remote 4-20mA outputs, and flow computers.

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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Arco Electronics Offers Full Line of Ceramic Disc Capacitors

Arco Electronics manufacturers and delivers full line of capacitors that meet the highest industry standards.

Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- Arco Electronics, an industry leader of passive components, announced today it is distributing its full line of ceramic disc capacitors. The full line of ceramic disc capacitors meet the highest standards achievable in today's circuits and tomorrow's state-of-the-art products. Arco Electronics boasts the widest variety of ceramic disc capacitors available from a single manufacturer.

“Our recent move to a larger facility has enabled us to manufacture and distribute a wider variety of products,” said John Drake, CEO, Arco Electronics. “We are proud to offer the ability to deliver our ceramic disc capacitors with next day delivery to virtually anywhere in the world.”

Arco Electronic’s ceramic disc capacitors are typically used for the development of electronic toys and games, intercom radios and musical instruments. A necessary component for each of these industries, Arco Electronic’s capabilities enable manufacturers of these products the ability to meet the needs of their customers.

Arco Electronic’s ceramic disc capacitors are designed to exhibit a level of performance and reliability well above industry standards. Reliable performance is built into each capacitor through the use of proper dielectric formulation, precise preparation of the conductive pastes, automated manufacturing and strict process control.

About Arco Electronics
Based in Camarillo, California, Arco Electronics has been a leading manufacturer of passive components for over 50 years. Able to offer same-day service and delivery, Arco Electronics prides itself in the highest customer service capabilities. Arco Electronics currently manufactures a full line of mica capacitors, chip mica capacitors, ceramic capacitors, tantalum capacitors, polyester and metallized polyester film capacitors, and band pass filters for Bluetooth, LAN, WAN, GPS and other applications.

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Syntax Appoints Display Industry Veteran Sam Miller Chief Product Officer; Former Viewsonic Executive to Lead Syntax's Strategic Engineering & Product Marketing Initiatives

Former Viewsonic Executive to Lead Syntax Groups' Strategic Engineering & Product Marketing Initiatives

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of LCD TVs in North America, today announced the strategic appointment of display industry executive Samuel Miller to the new position of Chief Product Officer. In this role, Miller is responsible for defining and executing Syntax’s global product strategy and development including engineering requirements, product definition and IDs, components procurement, product planning, positioning, and market requirements. He will also head the creation of a state-of-the-art video development lab for Syntax’s Olevia(tm) LCD TVs and LCOS TVs.

Miller joins Syntax from Viewsonic where during the course of his 10-year career there he transitioned the company’s CRT monitor business to LCDs, and later directed its technical marketing and engineering programs for digital TVs including plasma and LCD TVs. He also directed Viewsonic Labs through which he created product development processes resulting in a significant increase in its overall award-winning product line.

“Sam’s leadership in the display arena is a vital element in our evolution to become a Tier One digital TV manufacturer,” said James Li, Chief Executive Officer of Syntax Groups Corporation. “We selected him for the newly-created chief product officer’s position in order to give our LCD TV product development and technical marketing efforts the focus and direction required for Syntax’s products to be truly recognized in the industry for the solid value they bring to consumers.”

Leveraging his career successes, Miller is chartered with creating an infrastructure for developing high performance digital TV product configurations and features with the consumer and marketplace in mind, and that provide a quality front of screen viewing experience at a very competitive price/performance ratio.

Also joining Syntax to assist Miller in building and managing the company’s new video development lab is Scott Anderson, another display expert formerly with Viewsonic. Through their combined expertise, Miller and Anderson will create a controlled environment for evaluating components, measuring, testing and tuning display performance to optimize Syntax’s LCD TVs and LCOS TVs.

Since introducing Olevia LCD TVs to consumers last year, the Syntax Olevia brand has steadily increased its popularity and today is recognized as the number three LCD TV in North America according to the leading market research organization, DisplaySearch.

About Olevia LCD TVs
Syntax’s Olevia LCD TVs are designed to deliver a total quality digital entertainment experience with great specifications, great prices and value, and a great warranty. Using high quality LCD panels, Olevia LCD TVs feature high resolution and high contrast ratios, fast response times, bright, wide viewing angles, built-in TV tuners, Picture-in-Picture (PIP) capability, HDTV component inputs, and a VGA input for easy connection to a PC. Olevia models allow simultaneous viewing of TV or DVD movies while surfing the Internet or accessing standard PC desktop functions. Syntax’s current line of richly appointed, competitively priced Olevia LCD TVs includes 20-inch, 26-inch, 27-inch, 30-inch, the Super-IPS based 32-inch and 37-inch models, and a 50-inch LCOS rear projection TV. Syntax’s newest LCD TV, the 42-inch Olevia, is scheduled for availability in July 2005. During the second half of 2005, Syntax plans to launch additional models including a 47-inch LCD TV, and a 65-inch LCOS RPTV.

Syntax is now implementing its proprietary “iDEA” (Innovative Digitally Enhanced Architecture) digital video processing technology into Olevia LCD TVs for 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 Syntax Groups
Founded in May 2003, Syntax Groups Corporation (www.syntaxgroups.com) manufactures the high-value, cost-effective Olevia family of widescreen HDTV-ready LCD TVs. Since the company commenced its initial shipments of Olevia LCD TVs in April 2004, Syntax has achieved unparalleled growth and is now recognized as one of the fastest growing LCD TV brands in North America with a position in the “Top 5” North American LCD TV brands and approximately 7% market share. Worldwide, Syntax is ranked in the “Top 10” LCD TV brands. Delivering on its mission to design and mass-produce digital convergence consumer electronics products with superior specifications and competitively affordable prices, and support consumers of its Olevia brand with a unique customer-friendly after-sale warranty program, Syntax has rapidly established broad distribution in the North American retail sales channel and has expanded operations into Asia. With its partner company Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups maintains an R&D; center and mass manufacturing at DigiMedia (www.digimedia.com), its own factory in Tainan, Taiwan, plus its own final assembly and quality control production facility at Syntax headquarters located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry (Southern California) 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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Tradeshow Display Supports Sales Process Choreography for Cambria

nParallel’s Design Highlights the Color, Strength and Function of Cambria Quartz Surfaces

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- Cambria (www.cambriausa.com) produces quartz surfaces for countertops, vanities, floors and other applications. The company’s natural stone surfaces offer beautiful colors, strength and care-free durability. Cambria wanted their tradeshow booth to captivate retailers, architects and builders, and designers and consumers and engage them in the experience of the Cambria brand. To attain that vision, they turned to nParallel, the international brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency.

“nParallel’s design is elegant,” said Jenny Sullivan, marketing manager, Cambria. “The displays at the perimeter of the booth focus attention on Cambria’s rich and varied color palette. The open design invites visitors into the interior of our booth where a video, and our sales people, explain and differentiate the qualities of our quartz surfaces. Presentation of actual product applications brings all our brand attributes home.”

“We were inspired to take a classic, architectural approach with museum-like displays of all the Cambria quartz surfaces,” said Shawn King, nParallel’s director of creative strategies. “The booth layout expresses and supports the sequence of the sales process for Cambria – beginning with the variety and quality of their colors, then product attributes and performance, and culminating with application examples.”

Cambria used the display in its 40x50 foot configuration at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, May 9-12, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nev. “The display worked perfectly,” said Sullivan. “We have also used the adaptability of nParallel’s design in 20x20 foot formats, and we continue to get very positive responses.”

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

Note to Editors: High-resolution images of nParallel's tradeshow booth for Cambria are available to members of the media upon request.

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QAD expands e-Learning offerings with IntraLearn XE Company chooses IntraLearn to address increased customer and employee training needs

IntraLearn Software Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of Microsoft technology-based e-Learning software applications, announced today an agreement with QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturers, to license IntraLearn XE. QAD chose IntraLearn XE to help them address increased customer and employee demand for a centralized e-Learning system that could measure and track user progress and course completion.

Northboro, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- IntraLearn Software Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of Microsoft technology-based e-Learning software applications, announced today an agreement with QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturers, to license IntraLearn XE. QAD chose IntraLearn XE to help them address increased customer and employee demand for a centralized e-Learning system that could measure and track user progress and course completion.

In looking for an e-Learning system, it was important that the system not be a hosted solution, be highly scalable and feature rich and be able to manage content that was self-created, imported or repurposed from multiple sources. IntraLearn offered that in a single, turn-key system that was less expensive than other systems.

“Many of our customers needed to be able to verify training, so we needed to provide better tracking to support their needs” said Jim Kirkley, QAD’s Chief Technology Officer. “IntraLearn’s architecture supported multiple portals, which is important to us since we plan to offer customers the option to have their own custom portals.

“Our customers need to establish that users of our software are certified for compliance purposes, they also ask us to customize our existing eLearning courses so they can provide more relevant training. IntraLearn’s architecture supported multiple portals, which allowed us to provide custom learning environments to our customers, while keeping things simple from a system management perspective. The flexibility of the IntraLearn system has allowed us to attach a number of specialized reports to the system that provide our executives with the real time status of internal and external learning initiatives.”

Evan Lenson, IntraLearn Software Corp. vice president of business development said “We are very pleased to have been chosen by QAD to give them the e-Learning infrastructure that can manage the training needs of their employees, business partners and customers.”

About QAD:
QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Manufacturers of automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and medical products use QAD applications at approximately 5,200 licensed sites in more than 80 countries and in as many as 26 languages

About IntraLearn:
IntraLearn Software Corporation of Northboro, MA is the leading provider of turnkey e-Learning applications for the corporate enterprises, academic institutions and non-profits. Along with operations in the UK, Brazil, Singapore and India, IntraLearn software is distributed worldwide through authorized IntraLearn resellers and Learning Service Providers to more than 1,300 major organizations in 17 international languages. IntraLearn is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with both ISV and Microsoft Business Solutions proficiencies.

Contact:

Peter Banhazl – Executive Vice President
IntraLearn Software Corporation
508.393.2277

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How to Receive Multiple Job Offers After You’re Fired

The more you try to be in control, the less you really are…in life and at work. You just got fired and you think it’s the end of the world. You’re looking at the wrong end.

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2021 -- Ask survivors of the most popular reality television shows and they’ll tell you “If you have to eat a cockroach, don’t spend too much time thinking about it.” Keep focused on the end-game and move on.

Know yourself, have a plan, make a footprint. After you’re fired, the raw power needed to convert a job loss into a high-voltage catalyst that gains multiple job offers is surprisingly simple.

Consider these energizers:
-Who you are? Detangle your sense of job from your sense of self
-Where are you going? Design a five-year plan for career focus / direction
-What can you do? Maintain a life-long log of your career achievements

“Getting fired is a lot like getting divorced,” says Steve Johnson, Vice President of Information Systems for R. L. Stevens & Associates Inc., (http://www.interviewing.com)a leading international career marketing firm headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. “All you hear is ‘I don’t want you anymore’,” he says.

Own your success and your failures. When he was fired from a multi-billion dollar petroleum company earlier in his career, discernment gave Johnson, a business-world veteran, the inner strength to get up and get on instead of rolling over and playing dead.

Despite an impressive portfolio of documented achievements that solidly contributed to the bottom line through process reengineering, he was still let go. His stellar performance though appreciated, was undervalued by his employers. Johnson made sure that this unexpected event did not end his career or dampen his spirits. “The time I was given the pink slip and told my talents were no longer needed, I faced a decision to either continually bemoan the shut door or look forward and find a new door I could open.”

Possess the wisdom to know the difference between opportunity lost and possibility found. Johnson, an avid golfer, expertly swung himself out of his job loss bunker and found customers wanting his talents by taking the same approach in his job search as he does in his sport. “Getting fired is like an awful day on the golf course. You’ve got to stay in the game, play the holes, and adapt, improvise and overcome,” he says.

“Every time a bad thing happened in my career, I always landed on my feet and good fortune proliferated through increased earnings, greater fulfillment and expanded opportunity to learn new skills. Using multiple career marketing strategies simultaneously I made sure that failure was never an option,” he added.

Quickly create opportunities for yourself by changing your mental and physical state. Here’s what you can do to restore order out of your job loss chaos:

Want to deactivate your fears?
• Take a vacation now to clear your head and get perspective
• Don’t feed your anger by calling past colleagues and revisiting the past
• Welcome your firing as an unexpected career advancement to the next level
• Limit your pity party to one business day (8 hours)
• Forgive, let go, accelerate onward

Want to reactivate your confidence?
• Volunteer your time to someone who needs you – a charitable organization
• Convert your resume from a career obituary to a marketing promo piece
• Inventory your portfolio of skills and question their relevancy / currency
• Showcase your business talent by serving on a community task force
• Upgrade your self-marketing campaign to strengthen your branding

Change your focus from retribution to restoration and you’ll find the key to layoff survival and increased employer interest. Swallow your pride and take control of your career by morphing yourself into a consultant. You might even be able to reverse your misfortune and sell your talents back to the boss who fired you. Many ingenious job searchers have done just that and leveraged their talents by filling a void left by their departure.

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.

Got any valid reason to settle for a bad-tasting insect when a juicy steak is just around the corner? Get on with it.

About the Author:
Marta L. Driesslein is a senior management consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc. http://www.interviewing.com.

About R.L. Stevens & Associates, Inc.:
For 24 years, R.L. Stevens and Associates Inc., has helped thousands of professionals and executives find the best career positions in top U.S. companies. Utilizing the advertised and unadvertised job markets, R.L. Stevens & Associates consistently generates quality job leads for all RLS clients. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.interviewing.com

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Winegard’s Bob Howell Emphasizes DTV Education and Bottom Line to Satellite Installers in Keynote Speech at Satellite Expo 2005

Detailing key DTV conversion issues, their impact on the industry and consumer and revenue opportunities for installers.

Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 27, 2021 -- In addressing retailers, manufacturers, installers, technicians and satellite industry executives at the opening breakfast at Satellite Expo 2005, Bob Howell, Director, Distribution Systems/Off-Air Antenna Business Group for the Winegard Company, in delivering the Keynote speech, commented on the new draft legislation of the Digital Television Transition Act of 2005, due out at the end of this month. Howell said "while the later date may affect the consumer's sense of urgency, possibly effecting sales levels for manufacturers and retailers of set top boxes and digital TV’s in the short term, I think the extra time will ultimately have a positive result. It gives everyone more time to get their plans straight and it gives us more time to educate everyone about DTV and HDTV, which, in my opinion, will ultimately accelerate interest and sales."

Pointing out that there was a lot of money at stake for everyone, he also particularly emphasized the need for educating satellite installers and the ever-changing sales force in electronic retailers on the DTV conversion, saying "they need to know what equipment is needed, as well understand the local digital plan for their viewing area, so they can properly educate customers on what their expectations should be."

The truly huge impact the conversion to DTV will eventually have on the TV consumer, how they receive TV programming and the continued and increased need for education, was one of the main themes of his speech. In it, Howell said "the key to our success with the transition to DTV, for all of us, is education. Anything and everything we can do to educate everyone within the industry and particularly the consumer is worth the investment. The more educated the consumer becomes in order to make the right choices and decisions about receiving a digital signal, the quicker consumers will adopt the digital TV transition and the more sales will be generated."

Commenting on the advent of local-to-local satellite service to the consumer and its impact the number of homes with Off-Air antennas, Howell said "there will always be a market for Off-Air antennas, because no matter how this transition unfolds, there’s still going to be 30 or 40 million TV sets out there using an Off-Air antenna. Antennas are required to receive Off-Air DTV and HDTV signals from local over-the-air broadcasters. And the right HDTV antenna is no longer an accessory, it is a necessity. Getting the best Off-Air HD picture starts with the best antenna for the job."

Off-Air reception of local DTV/HDTV broadcasts is not only a natural supplement to satellite reception, particularly HDTV, it presents additional revenue opportunities to satellite installers, which is why Howell recommended satellite installer professionals keep up-to-speed on Off-Air antenna installation. "With the emergence of this free over-the-air digital broadcast TV," Howell said, "satellite installers can seize this opportunity to exceed their customer’s expectations and to increase the dollars in their pockets at the same time."

"The needs of the consumer must be paramount to everyone," Howell said, "We can't forget that the consumer drives the sales that keep us all in business and growing. And it's the consumer that will dictate the ultimate success level of this conversion and its benefits to us. I believe that if we all keep in mind what’s best for the consumer, it will be a win win for everybody. Once TV consumers get the HD bug, they're going to want all the HDTV they can get."

Installers were urged to contact their local broadcast stations in their viewing area and ask them for their digital plan and to log on to the CEA’s antennaweb.org’s antenna locator site. He also suggested they access CheckHD.com as another site providing digital/HDTV-programming information for local viewing areas. He said "by doing so, installers can access the knowledge base to properly explain to the customer what's going on in their area relative to digital broadcast stations and what they can deliver and what antenna to sell them, providing the customer with a realistic expectation for their HDTV experience." He further urged his audience to attend as many of the 34 different educational forums and training classes as they could in furtherance of their education.

At the end of the show, Howell said, "I was pleased with the attendance and to see SkyRETAILER's special edition on Satellite Expo 2005 pronounce its opening day 'a Hit' and particularly echoing my comments about education being the key to making the conversion a success.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Bob Howell, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604 or send an email to e-mail protected from spam bots, e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.winegard.com.

About Winegard:

The Winegard Company is widely considered an innovator and pioneer in product design, performance and assembly and has consistently adapted to meet the challenges of the ever-changing electronics market. It remains committed to continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products and services to effectively meet all of its customer’s needs and currently designs and manufactures more than 1,000 different products in four product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:
-Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter.
-Mobile Television Reception Products: RV, Trucking, and Marine applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
-Off-Air Antennas: From DC to 5.8 gigs AM/FM/VHF/UHF Antenna Systems, Distribution and Pre-Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories
-Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
-Two-way Fixed/Transportable Mobile Satellite Internet Systems: offers real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime.

Contact:
Michael Sherman
Tel. 319-754-0604
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861
Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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June 27, 2021

Goodyear’s Assurance Featuring TripleTred Technology Wins IDEA Design Award

AKRON, Ohio, June 27, 2021 – Goodyear’s popular "any condition" tire, Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology, won a Silver IDEA in the 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards, North America’s leading tiremaker announced today.
The competition, co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and BusinessWeek magazine, evaluates designs for five areas of excellence: innovation, aesthetics, user benefits, business impact and ecological responsibility. Products from companies such as Apple, Nike, BMW and Microsoft were awarded IDEAs in the competition. Goodyear’s Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology was the only tire honored.

"Winning an IDEA award for Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology is a tremendous distinction for our design team," said Joseph M. Gingo, Goodyear’s executive vice president, Quality Systems and chief technology officer. "The award indicates a design is one of the very best in the world."

Goodyear’s Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology was designed to be visually arresting, and its eye-catching sinuous and sculpted directional tread pattern is as attractive as it is functional. The aggressive appearance also helps retailers explain the tire’s benefits and technology to consumers.

The tire incorporates three unique tread zones for superior traction in any kind of weather. A unique Water Zone consisting of deeply carved Aquachutes propel water away from the tire’s tread to assure more tire contact with the road when the surface is rain-drenched. An interlocking tread pattern creates an Ice Zone which translates into more gripping power on icy or snow-covered roads. A Dry Zone rounds out the three tread element areas, enhanced by reinforced tire shoulders for confident maneuvering around curves, potholes and unexpected road debris on dry pavement.

Assurance featuring TripleTred technology also incorporates scientific advances in rubber compounding, including the use of fiberglass fibers and volcanic sand in the tire’s winter formulated compound, which allows the tire to maintain flexibility in cold weather.

The extremely popular tire is one of Goodyear’s most-awarded products ever, including recent recognition from Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines and a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Award. The critical praise has translated into tremendous commercial success, as the Assurance line is the most successful new product launch in Goodyear’s history.

The Industrial Design Excellence Awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 80 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs more than 80,000 people worldwide. More information about Assurance can be found at www.goodyearassurance.com

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Goodyear to Sell Wingtack Adhesives Resins Business to Sartomer

AKRON, Ohio, June 27, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has agreed to sell its Wingtack adhesives resins business to Sartomer Company Inc., a unit of the French energy firm Total S.A., pending government and regulatory approvals. The transaction is also subject to customary closing conditions.

Goodyear will receive approximately $65 million for the business, which includes a manufacturing operation in Beaumont, Texas. The operation is adjacent to Goodyear’s synthetic rubber production facility there, which will continue to supply raw materials for Wingtack production.

A profitable business with high quality products, adhesives resins are not core to our chemicals operation, which is increasingly focused on supplying our tire businesses with synthetic rubber," said Robert J. Keegan, Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer.

"We thank our Wingtack associates for their contributions to Goodyear over the years and anticipate this will continue with Sartomer, which is part of one of the largest resins manufacturers in the world."

Goodyear’s adhesives resins business produces Wingtack brand hydrocarbon resins that are used in a variety of pressure-sensitive and hot melt applications. The business has approximately 115 associates.

Sartomer, headquartered in Exton, Pa., has operations in West Chester, Pa.; Channelview, Texas; Stratford, Conn.; Chatham, Va.; Chatom, Ala.; and Grand Junction, Colo.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. The company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries around the world. Goodyear employs approximately 80,000 people worldwide.

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals and satisfy other contingencies with respect to the above referenced transaction. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are discussed in the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

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Prime Advantage Partners with Intertek for Product Testing

OEM Buying Consortium Endorses Intertek as their Product Testing and Product Certification Service Provider

Boxborough, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2021 -- The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek, a global leader in product testing, product inspection and product certification has recently been named an “Endorsed Supplier” by Prime Advantage, a privately held manufacturers’ buying consortium, to provide testing and certification services to Prime Advantage’s corporate members.

Prime Advantage members will enjoy added benefits of meeting their electrical testing and certification needs through a single provider. The ability to source these services through a single provider will significantly reduce the costs per project and help deliver products to market faster.

“We are very excited to add ETL SEMKO as Prime Advantage’s Endorsed Supplier for testing and certification services,” said Prime Advantage President, Louise O’Sullivan. “Their speed to market and eagerness to work with OEM’s will make for a strong business partner for our members and Prime Advantage.”

As a Prime Advantage Endorsed Supplier, Intertek will be called upon for a range of product testing and product certification services, including: electrical and gas safety testing of food service, HVAC and industrial equipment to applicable North American standards; EMC testing and evaluation for both electromagnetic emissions and immunity; and customized performance and benchmark testing programs.

ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, operating in 273 laboratories and 521 offices in 100 countries throughout the world. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services, which include product safety testing and product certification, EMC testing and performance testing for customers in such industries as wireless technology, security, appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, semiconductor, building products and electronics.

Prime Advantage is the premier, privately held manufacturers' buying consortium, creating leverage within a network of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Aggregating demand for raw materials, components, services and supplies, Prime Advantage delivers substantial cost savings to its Members, and increased market share to its Endorsed Suppliers.

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Amby Baby Earns ASTM Safety Market & Accreditation for Amby Baby's Motion Bed - High Quality, Safety and Sound Design

Amby Baby’s popular baby hammock, the patented Amby Baby Motion Bed, has passed ASTM safety mark and accreditation from the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) for its high quality, safety and sound design.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 27, 2021 -- http://www.ambybaby.com – Amby Baby™ is proud to announce that its popular baby hammock, the patented Amby Baby Motion Bed, has passed ASTM safety mark and accreditation from the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”). The ASTM accreditation underscores Amby Baby’s ongoing commitment to safety, product quality and overall excellence. Only products of the highest quality and safety receive ASTM standards. Amby Baby’s hammock has passed the ASTM Section F2194-02.

Upon learning that Amby Baby had received ASTM accreditation, CEO, Craig Patnode had the following to say: “This approval is the highest ranking standard in the U.S. It shows that our Amby Baby Motion Bed product design and engineering meets the strict testing methods applied by the American Society for Testing and Materials”

ASTM is a highly regarded non-profit organization and the leading testing authority in the United States. It tests products using a rigorous set of safety standards developed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, industry members, consumer groups and other stakeholders.

The Amby Baby Motion Bed is a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development. Parents and healthcare professionals alike use it to help infants get the sleep they need. The Motion Bed mimics the natural movements found within a mother’s womb, creating a feeling of security that promotes longer, deeper sleep for babies. The Amby Baby Motion Bed has an upright, angled position that aids babies with natural sleep, and alleviates the symptoms colic and reflux.

For more information about Amby Baby please go to the company website http://www.ambybaby.com

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TenDigits Launches Global Alliance Program for Mobile CRM -- 20 Inaugural Partners currently closing Significant Deals for Out-of-the-Box BlackBerry® CRM Solution

TenDigits Software Inc., an expert in Mobile CRM solutions, formally launched its “TenDigits Alliance Program” today providing it's leading BlackBerry-based solution, MobileAccess for Microsoft CRM, to Microsoft partners globally. Participants in the Alliance Program include traditional Microsoft ISV's, VAR's and SI's as well as Wireless Carriers seeking to provide effective mobile data solutions to their customers.

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) June 27, 2021 -- TenDigits Software Inc., an expert in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Customer Relationship Management™ (MSCRM) applications for BlackBerry® from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM); (TSX: RIM), today formally launches its “TenDigits Alliance Program”, a global program aimed at providing partners that support the deployment of Microsoft CRM with MobileAccessTM.

MobileAccess is a cost-effective wireless CRM solution that gains BlackBerry users immediate access to accurate MSCRM data, where changes to data are instantly stored on the BlackBerry device as well as the office system. TenDigits will be in attendance to present its Alliance Program to partners at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, MN on July 8-10, 2005.

TenDigits has recently signed on 20 partners in key markets in North America and Europe including Vox Wireless, ePartners and AI Informatics GMBH while currently being reviewed by over 30 other global partners. The program is designed specifically for organizations that deploy Microsoft CRM (MS CRM) solutions, and wireless carrier partners who wish to add value to their BlackBerry® offering.

"Our customers have been asking us for a wireless option for Microsoft CRM that leverages BlackBerry devices. The MobileAccess for Microsoft CRM solution will fit many customer requirements where the ability to work wirelessly is critical to successful field automation. Combine this with the capabilities of Microsoft CRM, and this is a powerful end-to-end solution for customers,” says Bart Hammond, Chief Executive Officer of Interlink, a leading MSCRM solution provider.”

A testament to the success of the MobileAccess product is the number of inaugural partners deploying the product to improve their own internal sales processes. “Interlink is now utilizing MobileAccess internally for our BlackBerry users”, Hammond added. “We considered other wireless options, but none provided the same offline access to data, ease of use or out-of-the-box customization and extensibility support.”

MobileAccess provides complete offline access to Leads, Opportunities, Accounts and Activities with an easy-to-use multi-tasking graphical interface. Account updates made remotely from the field or from the office are automatically reflected in both places. Unlike single-page micro-browser solutions with the push-wait-and-see experience, MobileAccess is a smart-client, powered by Flowfinity software, which allows users to work on and navigate multiple records simultaneously – increasing productivity and speeding up data access. Available for international use, MobileAccess is accessible in 14 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Hebrew, Swedish, Russian, Hungarian, Polish and Czech.

“Partners are under constant pressure to deliver integrated solutions that customers need,” comments Sean Gocher, President and CEO of TenDigits Software. “With MobileAccess we’re bringing a powerful wireless CRM solution that for the first time allows customers to integrate their current IT investment in the Microsoft platform and BlackBerry. We’ve had tremendous success already with our current partners and will be announcing some significant customer contracts during the summer.”

Inaugural partners include 360 Visibility Inc. (www.360visibility.com), Advanced Technologies Support Group Inc. (www.atsgi.com), Aspective (www.aspective.com), Brodie Computes (www.brodie.com), BusinessEdge UK Ltd. (www.becrm.co.uk), Bell Business Solutions (www.businesssolutions.bell.ca), CRM Solutions Pty Ltd. (www.crmsolutions.biz) Customer Effective (www.customereffective.com), Interlink Group, Inc. (www.interlinkgroup.com), ICS Advantage (www.iscadvantage.com), KORE Interactive (www.KOREinteractive.com), Net Cyclops (www.netcyclops.com), Quest Business Solutions (www.questnbs.com), RACO Wireless (www.RACOwireless.com), Resolute (www.resolutecorp.com), RSC Group (www.rsc.com), Solutions Consulting Group (www.scg.net), Statera (www.statera.com), Tectura (www.tectura.com) and Vox Wireless (www.voxwireless.com). To request additional product information, arrange for a demonstration and trial or get information on becoming a partner, visit http://www.tendigits.com.

About TenDigits Software:
Founded in 1999, TenDigits develops and markets software that extends enterprise applications to wireless handheld devices. A recognized expert in mid-market CRM solutions, TenDigits designed MobileAccess for Microsoft CRM to enable rapid deployment to customers for a fully integrated, out-of-the-box wireless CRM solution-even in customized implementations. MobileAccess provides reliable, secure, instant access to business data at all times regardless of network connectivity through an intuitive user experience. For more information, visit http://www.tendigits.com.

About Interlink:
Interlink is one of the largest, most experienced private technology services companies in the West. Founded in 1989, Interlink delivers technology solutions that reach every part of a business - from the infrastructure that keeps operations running efficiently and securely, to the front-end systems that interface with employees, customers, partners, and remote workers to connect them seamlessly with the business and with each other. These solutions keep businesses on the forefront of technology and help them to work better and smarter, to lower their costs, and to improve their financial returns.
Interlink is a privately held company headquartered in Colorado and has over 200 employees with offices in Englewood, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; Sacramento, California; Portland, Oregon; and Pune, India. For more information, visit http://www.interlinkgroup.com.

For further information, please contact:

Asa Zanatta
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Material Handling Management - MHMonline.com - launches Redesign

Penton Media’s Supply Chain Group has announced the June 21, 2021 relaunch of Material Handling Management magazine’s website, www.MHMonline.com. The new site expands the magazine’s abilities to provide readers with the latest material handling news.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 27, 2021 -- New enhancements to the site include:
- First Search, a daily update that provides readers with the hottest stories of the day
- Industry Spotlight features easy-to-find news, whitepapers, research, and suppliers for particular subject areas, such as: RFID, DC/Warehousing, Personnel Management, Lift Trucks, etc.
- Material Handling Products showcases the latest innovative products, updated weekly
- Daily News from various sources, updated every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day

MHMonline.com is loaded with fresh content in areas within the supply chain that are critical to manufacturing, distribution, inventory management, and on-time shipping & delivery. The site also features an extensive events calendar that includes in-person and online web events. In addition, visitors can search for jobs or candidates with the online career center, powered by JobsinMFG.com.

According to Group Publisher, Newt Barrett, “We know that our readers are long on work and short on time. MHMonline.com, much like the magazine, is designed to present a wealth of well-organized, useful information in a format that lets users find what they need quickly.”

Development of the new website was a collaborative effort between Digiknow of Cleveland, OH and Penton Media IT staff. Research about MHM readers’ editorial interests and the most successful supply-chain websites supported the redesign.

The editorial team for Material Handling Management and MHMonline.com content is led by three seasoned journalists: David Drickhamer, Editor-in-Chief (e-mail protected from spam bots); Clyde Witt, Executive Editor (e-mail protected from spam bots); and Lisa Kempfer, Managing Editor (e-mail protected from spam bots).

Advertising information for MHMonline.com, the magazine and print directory may be found on the site’s home page or Material Handling Management’s online media kit, http://mediakit.MHMonline.com. Questions about the website should be directed to Carrie Drozdz, eMedia Operations Manager: 216-931-9482.

About Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc. (http://www.penton.com/) is a diversified business-to-business media company that produces market-focused magazines, trade shows and conferences, and online media. Penton's integrated media portfolio serves the following industries: supply chain; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; Internet/information technology; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction and natural products.

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Gehring Goes Live with ETO ERP Encompix in Just Six Months

In Six Months Gehring LP Goes Live with ETO ERP Encompix. A full service machine tool operation in Farmington Hills, Michigan

(PRWEB) June 27, 2021 -- Established in 1976, Gehring L.P. launched its North American operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The 50,000 square foot facility provides a full service machine tool operation, engineering and assembly of custom precision honing machines, comprehensive research and development services, contract honing services, tooling re-work services, a highly skilled team of service technicians, spare parts and in-house manufacturing of super-abrasives by another Gehring Group member, Diato L.P.

After a six-month implementation Gehring L.P. went live on Encompix, the nation’s leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP system. The implementation or champion team was comprised of eight representatives from each department, including both end-users and managers. As with most successful implementations, the president was heavily involved and committed to the project's success.

Adrian Mitrea was the project manager for the Encompix implementation. According to Mitrea, "We are seeing a streamlining of our processes with better communication between departments. Our people can see the whole process and not just their piece. They now understand the effect their work has on downstream operations, and we now have the discipline to make things happen the right way. This is a direct result of having a single, integrated system."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org), “This Gehring implementation is indicative of the type of efficiency process many ETO manufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a global economy.”

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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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Patios Furnished By the Forest - Discover Charm of the Handcrafted Furniture at GLEE

Polish oak furniture manufacture, EkoMEBEL, today announced that it would be exhibiting at the Garden and Leisure Exhibition, 18th through 20th September 2005 in Birmingham.

Olsztyn, Poland (PRWEB) June 26, 2021 -- There are few furniture companies who can deliver what EkoMEBEL can: refined, nature-inspired, handmade garden furniture. “I love to create furniture that contains and reflects nature’s beauty,” said Waclaw Labanowski, 57, a founder of this small family-owned company. “It’s like making a compromise with a tree – turning its trunks and branches into elegant and quality furniture rather than superimposing design on it.

Each piece, from a chair to a hammock, is made the traditional way from oak. The highest quality timber is selected and acquired from the Polish forests under strictly regulated conditions. “We work in harmony with the environment,” Labanowski said, “Whenever possible, we use fallen pieces of oak wood, which would otherwise be chopped or burnt. This is a time consuming and expensive process which allows us not only to manufacture unique products, but also clean up the woods.”

All products are flat-packed and are available through dealers in Poland, Ireland, France, Spain and Russia. The company is now seeking distributors in the UK.

EkoMEBEL’s furniture will be on display at the Garden and Leisure Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham, UK from September 18 to 20. (Hall 1, Stand B51.)

The furniture can also be viewed at www.ekomebel.pl

For further information, including photos, please contact Aneta Labanowska at +48 695 52 80 59 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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CAMWorks 2006 brings Enhanced machining accuracy and efficiency to SolidWorks 2006 software

CAMWorks 2006, powered by SolidWorks, allows designers and engineers to design and machine better products faster and more accurately.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 26, 2021 -- TekSoft, Inc. today announced that CAMWorks 2006 supports SolidWorks® 2006 3D mechanical design software. The latest release of this innovative CAM system includes numerous productivity enhancements for milling and turning as well as improvements to the intuitive user interface that make CAMWorks even easier to use.

A SolidWorks Certified Gold Product, CAMWorks is fully integrated into SolidWorks. This integration provides a level of interoperability, data integration and associativity that can significantly speed the time to market for manufacturers. “This integration has many benefits for the user,” according to CAMWorks Product Manager Bruce Wiener. “The same interface is used for engineering design and manufacturing with complex CAM functionality activated seamlessly. Translation of model information is not required and all model data can be used to determine the best machining processes. In addition, when design changes occur, the high level of associativity results in CAMWorks either updating machining data automatically or notifying the user that additional changes are necessary.”

“Speed and accuracy are more crucial to product design than ever before,” said SolidWorks Solution Partner Program Manager Brian Houle. “That’s why integration between key applications is indispensable. Engineers need different applications to work together to complete projects. Giving them access to the knowledge-based, feature recognition and associative machining capabilities of CAMWorks directly within the SolidWorks environment helps them become more productive and helps their company stay competitive.”

SolidWorks 2006 expands on the software’s legacy of ease of use, design power, and affordability by also providing users with comprehensive drawing tools and new productivity features that will speed the adoption of 3D design around the world. Design engineers will be able to more easily transition from 2D design and experience the speed and accuracy of 3D.

For small job shops or large manufacturing companies that have been reluctant to make the move to 3D and solids machining, the innovations in SolidWorks 2006 and CAMWorks 2006 provide the solution to make the task more manageable and the improvements in analysis, design, manufacturing accuracy and productivity will justify the training and expense involved.

While TekSoft's standalone ProCAM CAD/CAM system has been a top seller for years, TekSoft is encouraging ProCAM users to make the transition to CAMWorks. To ease the transition, a special low-cost promotion is underway to upgrade from ProCAM to CAMWorks. Packages include the latest ProCAM release, which allows users to balance familiar ways of working with the introduction of new capabilities. In addition to CAMWorks, the packages include an OEM version of SolidWorks with a multimedia training video to reduce training costs plus maintenance for both ProCAM and CAMWorks for one year.

Solid modeling and machining is now available at an affordable price to everyone, not just large corporations,” according to Wiener. “Since 1997, the expertise of SolidWorks for solid modeling and TekSoft for CAM automation has resulted in a best in class solution that can reduce manufacturers' production costs and decrease their time to market. SolidWorks 2006 and CAMWorks 2006 are an affordable, easy-to-use combination that should be considered essential in order for a manufacturing company to stay competitive.”

About TekSoft, Inc.
TekSoft, Inc. develops and markets CAMWorks, which is available for machining centers, turning, mill/turn and wire EDM applications and ProCAM, a standalone 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 33,000 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 leads the market 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).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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New Crane Revolutionizes Stockyard Handling

A radical new design of crane from Street Crane Company has been commissioned by Ireland's Heiton Steels, the largest Irish owned steel stockholder. This is the seventh crane from Street to be installed by Heiton. The unique Goliath design allows efficient use of storage space while speeding loading and unloading.

(PRWEB) June 25, 2021 -- A radical new design of crane from Street Crane Company has been commissioned by Ireland's Heiton Steels, the largest Irish owned steel stockholder. This is the seventh crane from Street to be installed by Heiton. The unique Goliath design allows efficient use of storage space while speeding loading and unloading.

Designed to handle eight tonnes safe working load, and with a nine metre height of lift, the single girder crane is of a special cantilever construction. Spanning 21.2 metres between the rails, the main beam is offset from the support frames and has a cantilevered hoist to keep loads clear of the support legs. The main beam projects five metres and seven metres beyond the track edge, permitting unimpeded loading and unloading of trucks on either side. The design also enables the whole of the area between the tracks to be used for storage because access roadways within the tracks are not required.

Street's sales director, Keith Rainford commented, "This is an update to a style of crane that was always very popular with steel stockholders, concrete fabrication yards and in other high-turnover storage and manufacturing situations. This style of crane has not been available for a number of years and by bringing it up to date we are confident that we will attract interest from many industries."

The crane will be used to handle universal steel beams and shares the stockyard with an overhead travelling crane. As the paths for these cranes cross, Street has engineered multi-level safety systems into the project. A sophisticated anti-collision system recognises when either crane enters the critical area where their paths cross and prevents the other crane entering this zone.

Radio control of crane movements allows the operator to select a safe position with good visibility from which to control operations. Floodlights improve visibility in the darker months. Audible alarms warn of the cranes advance while emergency stops allow the operators to bring the cranes to a quick and safe standstill.

To assist productivity, the new crane has travel speeds of 80 metres per minute in long travel, 30 metres per minute in cross travel and a lift speed of eight metres per minute. All movements are moderated by frequency inverter for smooth acceleration and deceleration and to assist load stability.

The crane is fitted with Street's VX4 twin-scrolling open-barrel hoist. This gives an accurate vertical lift and placement to protect the product from damage by scraping. It also helps to prolong the hoist and crane life by avoiding any pull to one side.

Commenting on the installation, Heiton's managing director, John McGeever said, "We have had good performance from Street equipment over a number of years. Nevertheless, the contract was open to competition from several suppliers. In the final analysis, Street won the order because they understood our needs and came up with an innovative design that meets them most accurately."

More information: Keith Rainford, Street Crane Company, Tel. +44 (0)1298 812456 Fax. +44 (0)1928 814 945 E-Mail: e-mail protected from spam bots Web: www.streetcrane.co.uk

High/low resolution images are on the web at www.ainsmag.co.uk/st165/3928st1a.htm

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INUS Technology Begins Shipping rapidformXO Verifier, New 3D Scan-Based Inspection Software

INUS Technology Begins Shipping rapidformXO Verifier, Powerful New 3D Scan Based Inspection Software

Seoul, South Korea (PRWEB) June 25, 2021 -- INUS Technology announced today that it has begun shipping rapidformXO Verifier to customers around the world, bringing a new level of functionality and automation to 3D scan based inspection systems. rapidformXO Verifier (XOV) is the first software on the market designed to completely automate the verification of part geometry using 3D digitizing/scanning technology.

Using rapidformXO Verifier along with a 3D scanner, virtually any object can be digitized and verified for first article inspection, tooling wear analysis, in-line and next-to-line inspection and sample check analysis. With the ability to examine tens of millions of data points for a single part, rapidformXO Verifier can automatically compare the part to a CAD design model or another scanned object, resulting in color deviation maps in 3D or in 2D sectional views. XOV can also automatically perform extensive geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T;) on parts. All of the inspection results can then be shared with colleagues, suppliers and customers via an incredibly intuitive reporting interface.

As the next generation in 3D scanning software, XOV offers unique advantages, including complete inspection process automation without the use of macros, blazing fast processing speeds, unmatched data handling capacity and a sophisticated new interface that makes the software a pleasure to use. INUS Technology has worked closely with a number of major automotive, electronics and other manufacturers during the development of XOV, building the product to meet the most stringent demands of today's quality assurance professionals.

"Through our broad base of existing RapidForm customers, we have been able to gain unique insight into manufacturers' needs for 3D scan based quality inspection systems," said Seockhoon Bae, CEO of INUS Technology. "Because we've built XOV new from the ground up, we have made a product that meets or exceeds these tough requirements, without being limited by legacy software constraints. The flexibility that the software offers is unparalleled."

As a completely new product, XOV takes advantage of the latest innovations in 3D scanning, including real-time inspection results with liveInspect™, and it can easily handle the increased data densities provided by new 3D scanners. The software's geometric calculation engine has been certified by the PTB and tested by NIST for accuracy. And, crucially, rapidformXO Verifier's entire architecture is designed around one key concept: systematic inspection processing. With a specialized interface and completely parametric architecture, each inspection project is easily managed and fully repeatable for systematic, uniform results every time.

XOV also includes features that make it easy for CMM operators to begin using 3D scanning for inspection. Wolfram Kleuver of CMM maker Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH remarked "This is the software we've been waiting on for years. rapidformXO Verifier has included all the features we need. The most interesting point is how XOV automatically finds matching geometries between the CAD and scan data, which solves the major problem in point cloud measurement."

Availability
rapidformXO Verifier is immediately available through authorized RapidForm resellers and INUS Technology offices around the world. Free trial versions of XOV and live product demonstrations are available at www.rapidform.com or through any authorized RapidForm representative.

About INUS Technology, Inc.
INUS Technology develops some of the world's most advanced 3D scan data processing software. The company's software solutions are the most popular products for reverse engineering and inspection of 3D scan data worldwide. RapidForm makes 3D scanning an extremely powerful tool for a variety of applications and is used in manufacturing, R&D;, quality inspection, medical research, civil engineering and more. More than 2,000 organizations including
Sony, Toyota, Honda, Alcoa, Samsung, Stanford Medical School, and Bridgestone use RapidForm's advanced technology to innovate throughout their research, design, manufacturing and quality control processes.

For more information, and to download free trial versions of any of our products, visit www.rapidform.com

Contact information:
Global Contact:
Kate Lee
INUS Technology
601-20 Yeoksamdong Gangnamgu
Seoul 135-080, Korea
Tel: +82.2.6262.9916
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North American Contact:
Tom Charron
INUS Technology
3003 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95134
+1.408.232.5443
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Linn High Therm Products Now Available in Australia

As from 14/06/05 'I&R; Pauk IHS' is authorised representative of 'Linn High Therm' in Australia.

(PRWEB) June 25, 2021 -- In line with constant expansion of its services and products ‘I&R; Pauk Induction Heating Services’ has reached and agreement with one of the leading European supplier of industrial heating equipment. As of 14/06/2021 ‘I&R; Pauk IHS’ has become an authorised representative of ‘Linn High Therm’ for the Australian market.'

Linn’s product line covers wide range of furnaces, metal heat treatment furnaces, furnaces for glass and ceramic industries, all types of laboratory furnaces, centrifugal casting furnaces for dental and jewellery industry, furnaces for sample preparation prior to spectroscopy analysis to name a few.

In all of its products ‘Linn High Therm’ uses latest technological advances in the fields of resistance, induction, dielectric and microwave heating technology.

To see the whole product range of ‘I&R; Pauk IHS‘ and ‘Linn High Therm’ please visit our web site www.pauk.com.au and follow the link to ‘Lin High Therm’ web page.

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AXIOMTEK’s New Low Power Module Extends Lift of 486 in PC/104 Market

AXIOMTEK’s STPC Atlas PC/104 CPU module with 4 COM ports, 4 DIO, TFT LCD, an Ethernet port, CompactFlash and 32MB of SDRAM offers expandability and reliability for embedded applications

(PRWEB) June 25, 2021 -- AXIOMTEK, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced the addition of the AX12200 low power 486 CPU module to its industrial entry-level family line of PC/104 modules. Available in a choice of configurations and options, the AX12200 offers developers a robust and reliable platform to build on with the added benefit of being able to realize faster times to market for new products.

AXIOMTEK’s PC/104 module solutions are entry-level CPU cards with integrated CPU and chipset, with standalone capability and flexible I/O options that developers require. The AX12200 is an all-in-one STPC Atlas 133MHz PC/104 industrial grade CPU module that has been designed for continuous operation in harsh environments, with low power operation and great performance. Optimized for embedded operating systems, the module can be operated as a stand alone or with other add-on PC/104 cards. It measures 3.6 x 3.8 inches, requires only +5V in power, and operates from 0 to 60°C, or 0 to +50°C (fanless).

The AX12200 features 4 COM ports with 1 RS/232/422/485 supported for varied industrial applications, and 4 channels Digital In and Out benefits multiple control environments. The module also supports CRT and TFT LCD’s, fast Ethernet with TCP/IP networking, and has a CompactFlashTM socket with DMA mode. The PC/104 expansion interface is 16-bit ISA extension compatible. By default, the AX12200 has 32MB of onboard SDRAM with a maximum of up to 64MB. “The AX12200 is typically used for industrial control, medical applications, vehicle systems, and other applications where proven reliability, space consideration and multi-configurable I/Os is required" said Joseph Chou, Product Manager of Embedded Computing Division.

AXIOMTEK designs and manufactures a whole series of embedded system computers and industrial I/O modules that support the PC/104 standard for OEM and industrial and laboratory applications. The PC/104 standard provides a winning combination of compact size, easy expandability, long lifetime support, ruggedness, low power consumption, cost effectiveness, and strong Board Support Packages (BSP) for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET and Windows® XP embedded. Choose AXIOMTEK’s PC/104 modules to win your projects.

This astonishing solution is available now. For more information or pricing, please contact your territory sales representative or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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June 24, 2021

Apple Rubber Products Offers O-Rings and Seals for Propane Gas Valve Applications

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, offers seals specifically for propane gas valve applications such as O-rings, U-cups and rubber bonded to metal or plastic seals. Apple Rubber has a broad range of experience in solving propane gas sealing problems and has worked with leading propane valve manufacturers for over 20 years in developing custom solutions. The company offers a range of seal materials (UL listed compounds) suited for propane gas applications with low extraction characteristics, low compression set and low temperature capabilities.

Apple Rubber has comprehensive capabilities at its Lancaster, NY USA headquarters to produce propane gas seals. The company offers expert design engineering assistance from technical staff with years of experience, and can produce seals utilizing compression, transfer or computer-controlled liquid injection molding.

Virtually any type of seal is available from Apple Rubber, including O-rings, face seals, housing seals, and custom shapes. The company also offers innovative composite seals including rubber bonded to metal, plastic or nylon material. Apple Rubber can also create and produce custom tooling for fast response to prototype needs. Furthermore, Apple Rubber sells direct, enabling complete traceability and accountability.

Sophisticated equipment at the company's QC laboratory allows Apple Rubber to offer process, material and dimensional certification of seals to meet customer requirements. Apple Rubber can provide standard and custom testing with full documentation.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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Intelligent Production Machines and Systems Conference 2005 will take place July 4 to 15

IPROMS 2005 is an online web-based conference organized by the EU-funded FP6 IPROMS Network of Excellence. IPROMS 2005 allows people across the world to register as guest delegates and view paper abstracts and presentations and take part in online discussions.

(PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- As a contribution to advancing research in the field of manufacturing, the Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS), funded under the EU Sixth Framework Programme, is organizing an IPROMS 2005, an International Virtual Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, for July 4 to July 15.

To deliver increased competitiveness for manufacturing in 2020, there is a need to focus research on advanced production machines and systems that meet dynamic business and value drivers. Emerging soft computing and intelligent systems techniques can provide tools to help enterprises achieve goals widely regarded as critical to the future of manufacturing, including rapid shifts in production from one product to another; faster implementation of new concepts in products; faster delivery of products to customers; streamlining of operations to focus on essential business needs and elimination of unnecessary and wasteful activities.

IPROMS 2005 provides a platform for presenting, discussing and disseminating research results contributed by scientists and industrial practitioners active in the area of intelligent systems and soft computing techniques and their application in different areas of manufacturing. During the conference, people across the world will be able to register as guest delegates and view paper abstracts and presentations and take part in the online discussions via the conference Web site http://conference.iproms.org

The conference proceedings will be published as a book and a CD-ROM by Elsevier Limited. In addition to the free services mentioned above, registered users can order the conference proceedings plus the CD by filling in the registration form and pay the conference fees. This will also allow them to view/download the full papers during the conference.

For more information see the conference Web site: http://conference.iproms.org

IPROMS 2005 is sponsored by the Welsh Development Agency, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag.

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Introducing FirmTek's Flexible SeriTek/1VE2+2 2-Port Internal, 2-Port External Serial ATA PCI-X Host Adapter

FirmTek Announces the Immediate Availability of Their Latest High-Performance PCI-X SATA Host Adapter for the Macintosh

Union City, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- FirmTek, LLC, the leading developer of ATA host adapter solutions for Apple's Macintosh, announced today the immediate availability of their newest Serial ATA host adapter: the four-port SeriTek/1VE2+2 featuring external and internal ports. This solution joins FirmTek's expansive and innovative line of Serial ATA solutions, which already includes the world's first Serial ATA adapters for the Macintosh supporting internal and external drives, the SeriTek "1S" and "1V" series, as well as the award-winning SeriTek/1EN2 external enclosure.

The SeriTek/1VE2+2 is designed with a 133MHz PCI-X interface to deliver extreme Power Mac G5 performance with high-performance compatibility on all other PCI-based Macintoshes. It features direct booting from any attached hard drive or volume, hot-swap capability, support for native Mac OS X RAID 0/1 (mirroring or striping), and it works with OS 8, OS 9, and OS X 10.1.5 and later on any PCI bus-based machine intended to run those OSs.

SeriTek/1VE2+2 Specifics:
This adapter offers four Serial ATA ports; two for internal drives and two for external. These ports are independently controlled to maximize performance at all times. The two external ports are fully shielded and support hot-swapping of drives at any time. This innovation allows for the quick connection of storage to virtually any PCI-based Macintosh for any number of applications, and the hot-swap feature means that multiple users or applications can share the same machine without rebooting between projects. Even a fully operational RAID volume can be unmounted, disconnected, and replaced with another volume without powering the Macintosh down, a feature pioneered by FirmTek. This can be especially useful in applications where large files like streaming HD video, or other media, are being captured and created.

With legacy G4 platforms, including most of the "Sawtooth" varieties of Power Macintosh, SeriTek storage solutions are capable of outpacing the system bus, where earlier storage technologies were slower than the G4 processor. This leap in throughput results in impressive performance when the processor is fully utilized. While the original Sawtooth machines will often exhibit throughput in excess of 130MB/sec, the later Digital Audio, Quicksilver and MDD systems deliver RAID performance nearly equivalent to the latest G5 towers. Given these older systems'greater internal storage capacities, this will be important for many video professionals and network managers seeking to maximize performance as well as storage capacity.

"The new SeriTek/1VE2+2 will give Macintosh users another option for next-generation storage, this one focused on flexibility," said Chi Kim Stanford, Vice President of Business Development for FirmTek. "With two internal and two external ports, users can now install permanent, high-performance volumes and support flexible hot-swappable external solutions without tying up two slots. This is ideal for users who see the value in both approaches, but can't accommodate a two-card solution due to budget or space constraints. As with our other products, each drive can be configured individually, striped with others using OS X's disk utility, or configured as high-performance RAID sets with third party solutions such as SoftRAID. This introduction furthers our belief that Mac users need the freedom to store their data their way."

For users considering the switch to Serial ATA for the first time, the SeriTek/1VE2+2 offers the key benefits of speed and capacity with remarkable flexibility and ease of service. With drives now surpassing 500GB each, there are few applications with requirements too extreme for the latest SeriTek models. When formatted and controlled by Mac OS X's RAID software, today's high-performance drives support the storage of uncompressed high-definition streaming video, which was nearly impossible to accomplish on desktop systems before the arrival of Serial ATA. The easy and accessible cabling of Serial ATA drives also makes installing and servicing them a snap when compared to their predecessors.

SeriTek/1VE2+2 Key Features and Benefits:
- Four independently controlled Serial ATA ports; 2 internal and 2 external
- Exclusive hot-swap capability of stand-alone drives and entire RAID volumes; add and remove drives without shutting down the computer
- Latest 133MHz PCI-X interface technology
- Compatible with all PCI-based Power Macintosh computers; deliver top performance on "Sawtooth" G4, and all G5 computers
- Supports direct booting from any attached drive
- Boosts overall system performance with data transfer rates of up to 150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec per port
- Supports Mac OS 8, OS 9, and OS X version 10.1.5 or later
- Provides performance and protection: Supports native OS X RAID 0/1; OS
9 RAID with third party software
- User-upgradeable firmware for easy updates
- Large LBA support for drives larger than 137GB
- Includes two "designed for Macintosh" thin and flexible internal SATA data cables to allow easy, optimal placement of internal devices
- Ideal for backing up large amounts of data - perfect for multimedia-intensive applications: audio/video capture and editing, graphics manipulation and high-end digital publishing

Pricing and Availability:
FirmTek's SeriTek/1VE2+2 Serial ATA host adapter is available now and priced at USD $139.95 (SATA-1VE2+2). Specially priced bundles with external enclosures are available. For more information on these and other storage solutions, please visit FirmTek's website at www.firmtek.com.

About FirmTek:
Headquartered in Silicon Valley and founded in 1998 by former Apple engineers, FirmTek is the leading hardware and firmware research and development company focusing on Macintosh ATA storage technologies. The company takes pride in developing the most reliable and compatible high performance enhancement solutions, offered through FirmTek's OEM partners and worldwide distribution channels. For information regarding FirmTek's products and operations, visit FirmTek's website at www.firmtek.com.

Contact Information:
Chi Kim Stanford
FirmTek, LLC
www.firmtek.com

FirmTek, UltraTek, AV-Tek, SeriTek names and logotypes are trademarks of FirmTek, LLC. Apple, Macintosh, Power Macintosh, Mac OS 8.X, OS 9.X, OS X, and the Mac logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Incorporated. SoftRAID is a trademark of SoftRAID, LLC.

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Foxboro Launches Campaign to Find the Control Room in North America that’s Most in Need of a Makeover

The Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process Systems today announced a campaign to identify the control room in a North American process plant that is most in need of a complete design and equipment makeover. Invensys and partners will provide upgrades worth up to $350,000 in value.

(PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- The Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process Systems has announced a campaign to identify the control room in a North American process plant that is most in need of a complete design and equipment makeover.

The winning company will receive a “TV-reality-show-inspired” makeover. This will include professional control room design by User Centered Design Services (a consulting company focused on effective control room design and operations); a conceptual design solution walkthrough video from Smith LaRock (a professional services firm that provides planning, architecture, and interior design services); a new operator console from Wright Line (a manufacturer of consoles, enclosures, and other furniture for technology-intensive environments); Foxboro workstation and monitor upgrades; plus appropriate Invensys engineering, alarm management, and training services, with a total estimated value of up to $350,000.

“The control room is the critical operations nerve center in a process plant,” said Paul Steinitz, marketing director at the Foxboro Automation unit of Invensys Process Systems. “Here, the operators routinely make decisions that impact plant safety, availability, and performance. With this in mind, it’s surprising how many control rooms are so obviously in need of an upgrade, either because the ergonomics are poor, the environment is not conducive to good decision-making, the control system is obsolete, the alarm sub-system needs to be rationalized, or a combination of these problems.

“While we’re certainly trying to have some fun by launching this TV-reality-show-inspired ‘makeover’ campaign, we also hope to draw attention to the above situation and encourage North America’s brownfield process plants to take the necessary steps to empower their operators by upgrading their control rooms.”

Potential candidates are encouraged to send photos of their control rooms, along with a control room description and their specific “makeover” goals and objectives to Foxboro, where an expert team of judges will choose the control room most in need of a functional and cosmetic upgrade.

For more information, or to submit an entry, readers should visit http://www.foxboro.com/crm2. Foxboro will announce the winner of the control room makeover at the 2005 ISA Show in Chicago, October 25-27, 2005.

About User Centered Design Services
User Centered Design Services, LLC is a consulting company focused on Operational Excellence. The company’s vision is to implement best practice solutions for reducing the frequency and severity of abnormal situations, which will dramatically improve the nature of operations in production facilities. These best practices impact all aspects of plant operation and help improve plant performance, reduce incidents, and improve safety and profitability.
User Centered Design Services offers a full line of consulting services to evaluate current plant condition, make realistic and achievable recommendations for improvement, and aid implementation.

About Smith LaRock
Smith LaRock Architecture is a full service, Colorado-based Architectural firm offering design services to the process control industry. Industry Best Practices, cumulative design experiences, and collaborative designers are brought to bear on the real-world challenges of the 24/7 control environment to develop control room design solutions of lasting value, utility, and functionality for Smith LaRock Clients. The company’s design goals are operator vigilance and reduced-stress environments. Smith LaRock is partnered with its sister company, Michael B. Smith Architecture Inc., to provide services in Alberta, Canada to its Canadian clients, and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA. Contact e-mail protected from spam bots for further information, or call 1-866-534-2247.

About Wright Line
Wright Line, a global leader in the design and manufacture of consoles, enclosures, office and other specialty furniture, has been serving the data center, office, call center, electronic laboratory and high-tech manufacturing environments for over 70 years. The company is headquartered in Worcester, MA and can be contacted by email at, e-mail protected from spam bots or by phone, 800.225.7348. To view the company’s full product line visit www.wrightline.com.

About Invensys Process Systems
Invensys Process Systems, a business unit of Invensys plc, provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimization of industrial process plants. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions group, Invensys Process Systems includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) 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.

Avantis, Foxboro, I/A Series, 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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Generon® IGS Awarded a Contract for Nitrogen Generation System on Ejection Molding Machines

Generon® IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has recently been awarded a contract from Mytek International to install a 6500 series Nitrogen Generator skidded system into a plastic molding plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- The nitrogen will be used as an assisted gas during the molding process on the extruding machines for the production of back cabinet and front panels to flat screen televisions. By using nitrogen in this application it allows even pressure in the extrusions of the plastic and also prevents oxidation of the plastic, leaving a clean smooth finish from the mold. Generon® IGS was selected the supplier of this package due to being the recognized leader in industrial on-site nitrogen Generators.

The use of on-site generated nitrogen gas offers cost savings, reduction of safety concerns with handling heavy high pressure cylinders or cryogenic liquids, and the elimination of operational issues with delivery of cylinders and or cryogenic liquids.

The Generon HP 6500 series skid unit for Mytek International is a complete turn key package using a 35 HP air compressor with a 3 stage booster after the membrane unit, pressuring the nitrogen up to 5000 psig. This membrane system will provide uninterrupted supply of gaseous nitrogen to the molding machines up to 2400 SCFH at purities from 98.5 – 99.9%.

Mytek International is a multi-national corporation spanning Asia and the Americas that looks forward to installing several more Generon® IGS nitrogen generators into their manufacturing plants worldwide.

For more information on Generon® IGS systems, please contact us through our website: www.igs-global.com or directly @ Generon® IGS, 11985 FM 529, Houston, Texas 77041 USA; Phone: (713) 937- 5200; Fax: (713) 937-5250.

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Wake up to a Brighter Day with Clocks, etc. by Paper Scissors Rock

Artists, Pamela Corwin adds new designs to her line of handmade clocks and magnets. Corwin's business philosophy is to make art functional and affordable.

Olympia, WA (PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- Mixed media artist and clockmaker Pam Corwin, owner of Paper Scissors Rock, adds several new designs to her collection of whimsical alarm clocks for retailers in search of the perfect little gift this season.

The new alarm clocks are a delight to behold, with charming images and surprising mechanisms. “My alarm clocks have floating second hands which add to their narratives: The cat clock has a tiny mouse which appears to magically run around the cat, and on the dog clock, a small bone circles around the face of the clock, counting the seconds,” says Corwin, who has been a painter and illustrator since childhood.

Paper Scissors Rock offers alarm clocks in 25 different motifs, which are reproductions of Corwin’s original watercolor and acrylic paintings.

In addition to alarm clocks, buyers may select wall clocks (which resemble tiles, but are feather-light), note boards, and magnets with the same humor and imagination as the Studio’s alarm clocks. Multi-colored borders with intricate designs, along with flowers, squiggles and other motifs function as a picture frame for each image.

On Corwin’s magnets and note boards, the narratives become miniature theatres, as the key “characters” are laser-cut in wood, and then applied to the scenes. The note boards serve as pretty message centers, as each is designed to hold a Post-It® notepad.

Corwin attributes the popularity of her craftwork to its thoughtful mix of kinetics, color, and Continued fantasy. Some of Corwin’s best sellers feature silly twists on favorite American phrases, such as: “The Early Cat Gets the Bird”. Other designs include ordinary objects, such as a martini glass with the phrase” “Every Hour is Happy Hour.”

Paper Scissors Rock offers smart solutions for sales and display dilemmas, including a space-saving rack for the clocks which requires only 12” of shelf space, and cards printed with Corwin’s biography are provided as gift enclosures. Retail prices for products in the Paper Scissors Rock line range from $5 for each magnet up to $30 for a wall clock. The alarm clocks cost approximately $18 each, retail. There is a $200 wholesale minimum on opening orders, and a $100 minimum on reorders.

For more information, qualified retailers may log onto: www.psrock.com and complete the online form to access the wholesale site; or they may contact Pamela Corwin at the studio by calling 1 (800) 969–0869.

Note to Editors: Slides and digital images are available of many of the products mentioned in this news release. Please contact the studio for further details.

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New Generation of Explosion-Protected Handlamps From R. STAHL

The latest innovation from R STAHL is a new generation of easy to use, explosion-protected, portable handlamps. Known as the Series 6144, they are ideal for many warehouse and plant management activities.

(PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- The latest innovation from R STAHL is a new generation of easy to use, explosion-protected, portable handlamps. Known as the Series 6144, they are ideal for many warehouse and plant management activities.

In the past, handlamps have won few friends in industry, being regarded as less than rugged, difficult to focus and very heavy on battery use. All that has now changed. The new lamps have a robust design, use microprocessor-controlled circuitry to ensure fast and simple focusing, and have an innovative charging system that optimises battery life.

There are two versions available, the 6144 and its industrial sister the L144 which comes with its own charging unit. Both are approved for use in hazardous areas endangered by gas and dust - category 2G (Zones 1/2) and 2D (Zones 21/22) - and are marked II 2G EEx e ib IIC T4 or II 2D, IP 65 T80°C.

The handlamp also complies with the fire brigade German Standard DIN 14642, meets the specific requirements of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and has been approved for installation in motor vehicles by the Kraftfahrt Bundesamt - the German federal government office responsible for motor vehicles.

At least three hours of power is ensured by the lamp’s integrated, maintenance-free lead-gel battery and a charging unit is used to charge and park the portable lamp. The charging unit is designed to be wall-mounted and features strong mounting brackets to hold the handlamp in position, even during assembly work or if being operated in a motor vehicle.

A non-explosion protected version of the industrial handlamp is also available.

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ATY Steel Buildings Inc. Develops Informative, user Friendly Website that Allows Customers to Price and Buy Steel Buildings Online

ATY Steel Buildings Inc. develops informative, user friendly website that allows customers to price and buy steel buildings online.

(PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- After extensive planning and development, ATY Steel Buildings has gone live online with their website http://www.atysteelbuildings.com/. The website was developed not only to serve as a quick and easy way for customers to get information about the metal buildings, it also gives the customer the ability to price and buy steel buildings safely online.

Online buyers are taken through a simple process to choose the size, color, and configuration of the metal buildings. Once as customer has chosen what they need, a delivered price is given and they can then order the steel building online. ATY offers an online purchasing discounts as well as quicker turn around on plans and drawings.

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PRONTO North America FaxMail Caused a Savings of 5 Work Days per Month

FaxMail Caused a Savings of 5 Work Days per Month according to Pronto North America

(PRWEB) June 24, 2021 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”

The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.
The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
- Reduce Postage Costs
- Reduce Faxing costs
- Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
- Reduce time spend at the fax machine
- Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
- Easy to use as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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June 23, 2021

Molded Silicone Components Help Eliminate Fittings & Leaks — Made of Platinum-Cured Silicone for Purity

June 23, 2021 - Southampton, PA — Available now from NewAge® Industries are Molded Silicone Components ideally suited for medical, laboratory, research and development, biomedical, and pharmaceutical applications. The components consist of tubing and hose assemblies, stoppers, and sealing systems for medical devices, bottles, laboratory equipment, and process and storage containers.
Molded Silicone Components are custom made to drawings and specifications from Class VI silicone elastomer that meets FDA standards for the utmost in purity. Manufactured in-house in a controlled environment, silicone components offer several advantages, such as longer life expectancy and more consistent performance than parts made from other rubber or similar materials, plus resistance to cracking and particle migration. The components are autoclavable, sterilizable and reusable and offer excellent chemical resistance properties. Temperature usage ranges from –100°F to 400°F

More specifically, molded silicone tubing and hose assemblies eliminate entrapment, flow issues, and leaks associated with barb-style fittings. The all-in-one parts reduce end-user assembly time and improve cleanliness. Assemblies are manufactured with molded mini or standard Tri-Clamp® fitting styles and have gaskets molded directly to the face of the fitting. Protective polysulfone or stainless steel backing cups offer a stable clamping surface and safeguard the fittings during installation and use. Manifolds and integrated assemblies of tubing with molded Y’s, T’s, and X connectors can also be manufactured.

Molded silicone bottle stoppers and sealers provide smooth, gap-free surfaces for true seals and work with receptacles of glass, metal, or plastic. Available with cored holes for tubing or vents, they are used with various types of containers – flexible bag systems, laboratory apparatus, carboys, sampling and storage units. Stopper sizes range from 00 through 14. Other silicone components can be custom manufactured to specifications, and colors or special markings for identification purposes are available.

For more information on Molded Silicone Components visit http://www.newageindustries.com/molded-silicone.asp
or contact our Sales Team at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: [email protected]

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Harbor Research and e-principles to Collaborate on Developing Pervasive Internet/M2M Research and Consulting Services

Harbor Research and e-principles are announcing today that they have entered into a partnership to extend each firm’s coverage of the Pervasive Internet and M2M market opportunity.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Harbor Research and e-principles of the U.K. have agreed to collaborate to address the growing demand for Pervasive Internet/M2M research and consulting services in both North America and in Europe.

The partnership will strengthen Harbor’s intent to expand its base of clients outside of North America and e-principles’ desire to reach beyond Europe -- where the importance of wireless and Internet-based device networking and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications have already gained solid footing among major product OEMs.

Robin Duke-Woolley, founder of e-principles, has recently worked closely with Harbor to develop a better understanding of the forces at work in the Pervasive Internet realm, and is lending his expertise on the wireless data market in Europe. Both Mr. Duke-Woolley and Harbor president Glen Allmendinger were on hand at this week’s Wireless M2M Congress in Duesseldorf, Germany to announce their cooperation.

“A global, services-based economy represents a paradigm-shift that arises out of an equally important shift in underlying technologies -- the shift from purely human-centric electronic communication to global device-centric communication,” commented Mr. Duke-Woolley. “Many business executives have yet to grasp this new market opportunity and the innovations that drive it. The phenomenon is vast and demands not only global coverage and but informed analysis of emerging technologies and adopter behavior.”

Earlier this spring, the two firms first worked together on research that focused on the progress and outlook for M2M adoption across global regions and industry verticals. The success of that collaboration suggested the potential of a more formal alignment.

“The alliance between Harbor Research and e-principles creates a strong team that will help executives understand the impact of unseen market and technology disruption on their businesses,” said Glen Allmendinger. “Our two firms will now combine strategic consulting with innovative business intelligence on pervasive and wireless application opportunities. This will significantly broaden our delivery of creative business strategies to assist emergent and established suppliers of technology, as well as adopters, in making best-informed decisions.”

About e-principles
e-principles (www.e-principles.com) is a leading European provider of market research, analysis and consulting services and is focused on the rapidly developing market for M2M solutions, services and products. E-principles provides support to both vendors and M2M adopters to identify and realize market opportunities in the M2M market. The firm’s clients - including network operators, service and solution providers, and product manufacturers - are all involved in the development, supply, maintenance or use of M2M products and services in the market, and range from start-ups to multi-national companies.

About Harbor Research, Inc.
Harbor Research, Inc. (www.harborresearch.com) has been providing strategic consulting and research services to clients for more than twenty years. With a reputation as specialists in understanding emergent and disruptive opportunities in high technology, Harbor Research works with clients who seek to establish strategic advantage in changing markets. Harbor Research’s ground-breaking Pervasive Internet research is widely regarded as the definitive work on the business impact of integrating networked devices into business processes.

Contact Information:
Marc Kriessmann
Harbor Research, Inc.
415.615.9400 x23
415.615.0454 fax
http://www.harborresearch.com

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DDL West Package Engineer Named VP & Treasurer of New IOPP Chapter - Package Testing Lab Helps Form Southern California Division

DDL West today announced that Package Engineer, Michael Foster, has been appointed Vice President and Treasurer of the new Southern California chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP).

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/DDL-West.html – DDL West, a CA-based package, product and material testing laboratory, today announced that Package Engineer, Michael Foster, has been appointed Vice President and Treasurer of the new Southern California chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP).

Foster, who has played an integral part in forming the Southern California IOPP chapter, will be responsible for the chapter’s financial records and budget development, along with assisting the President and Programs, Meetings and Publications Chair.

“The IOPP is the World’s largest packaging association,” said Foster. “With the Californian packaging industry continually expanding, Southern California really needs a chapter of its own.”

The Southern California Chapter will be the 51st Chapter of the IOPP, an association which currently has more than 5,000 members and 150 corporate members.

“DDL West is particularly excited to be involved in the development and management of the new IOPP chapter,” said Foster, “since the IOPP shares DDL’s commitment to serving the educational needs of the packaging community.”

For more information on the new Southern California IOPP chapter, visit: http://www.iopp.org/pages/index.cfm?pageid=152
For expert advice on package testing, visit http://www.testedandproven.com or call Mike Foster at (714) 979-1712 ext. 16.

About DDL West:
DDL West offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its zero-cost package testing consulting service, Pack-Advice. For more information, visit http://www.testedandproven.com or call Mike Foster at (714) 979-1712 ext. 16.

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Scifeye LLC Set to Introduce Asset Tracking Technology

New company forms to commercialize groundbreaking technology that adds free-space optical communication capabilities to CMOS imaging sensors

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 - Scifeye LLC today introduced its patent pending technology, the Scifeye™ CMOS Imaging Sensor, to local investors and business leaders at the 2005 Greater Cincinnati Inventor’s Fair. The event marked the official public introduction of the new company and its asset tracking technology that adds free-space optical communication capabilities to CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensors. When combined with CMOS imaging sensors found in most digital video cameras, Scifeye’s sensor enables the cameras to capture both the visual imagery of a scene while simultaneously receiving data from Scifeye’s object tags that communicate via high-speed pulses of infrared light.

While Scifeye has multiple potential applications, the technology will be initially deployed to solve asset tracking problems, primarily as a complement or alternative to radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in situations where RF is problematic or inappropriate to implement.

“There are numerous industries, including maritime shipping, storage and manufacturing, currently using digital cameras and RFID for security and asset tracking that can benefit from Scifeye’s data communications,” said Chris Komnick, president and chief executive officer of Scifeye LLC. “There are situations where RFID is not a complete or effective solution, such as tracking of large metal objects or liquid filled objects that experience RF interference and signal deflection; security breaches, such as RF interception or jamming; or the presence of electro-magnetic interference. In these instances, Scifeye is an ideal alternative or complementary technology to RFID. We are excited about bringing this technology to the marketplace and are confident that by incorporating our unique infrared data communications technology into existing solutions, companies will have a more effective solution for tracking and securing assets.”

Scifeye™ can provide a distinct identification and simultaneous communication flow from multiple tags while overlaying that tracking information onto a live video feed. It can also be applied in situations where tagged objects need to report real-time status and monitoring information. The Scifeye™ technology can be augmented to the design specification of a standard CMOS imaging sensor with virtually no production cost differential when scaled to quantity.

Komnick added, “Our strategy is to pilot multiple implementations in order to quantify the value proposition in real-world scenarios. We will then leverage that information to find the appropriate product partners for licensing the design. The Scifeye technology is well-positioned to capitalize on the explosive growth and adoption of real-time location and asset tracking systems.”

The Scifeye™ technology was conceived and designed by Dr. Fred Beyette, Dr. Philip Wilsey, and Darryl Dieckman beginning in 2002. The optical communications technology was primarily funded through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant and an Ohio Research Commercialization Grant Program (ORCGP). In July 2005, the technology will be presented for consideration to the U.S. Army, the acting agent for the SBIR grant.

About Scifeye LLC
Founded in May 2005, Scifeye is a privately owned technology company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company’s patent pending technology can be leveraged to solve problems in a variety of areas such as optically based networking, motion capture, vehicular control systems, interactive kiosks, and controlled broadcasts of consumer interest information. In June 2005, Scifeye introduced the Scifeye™ CMOS Imaging Sensor, which can be used to solve a variety of asset tracking problems. With Scifeye’s sensor, digital video cameras can capture both the visual imagery of a scene while simultaneously receiving data from object tags that communicate via high-speed pulses of infrared light. Scifeye is currently funded through an SBIR grant and Ohio Research Commercialization Grant. For more information on Scifeye, visit www.scifeye.com.

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Better Pack 555® Electronic Tape Dispenser Celebrates 45 Years of UL Approval after Completing Successful 2005 UL Testing

Better Packages—the number-one trusted name in water-activated tape dispensers and carton sealers for over 85 years—is proud to announce the successful UL testing and approval of its Better Pack® 555 series electronic tape dispenser for the 45th consecutive year. The BetterPack 555, and the complete line of Better Packages products, will be on display at PackExpo in Las Vegas, booth N8515.

Shelton, CT (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Better Packages—the number-one trusted name in water-activated tape dispensers and carton sealers for over 85 years—is proud to announce the successful UL testing and approval of its Better Pack® 555 series electronic dispenser. Since its original introduction in 1960 and re-introduction of the electronic dispenser line in 1999, the gummed tape dispenser has continually maintained the rigorous UL Listing standards for electronic and operational safety.

The Better Pack 555e series electronic tape dispenser is the only electronic water-activated tape dispenser in the industry to pass current UL requirements for electronic and operational safety, and it is engineered and built to meet or exceed FCC, CE, CSA and CUL regulatory requirements.

The Better Pack 555e series is a family of microprocessor-based, rugged, electronic tape dispensers for carton sealing with reinforced water-activated tape (WAT). Machines are available in six models designed to fit various packaging applications needs. Features include a color-coded keypad, a random length key and the largest tape capacity in the industry. They also offer auto repeat and auto feed functions, a programmable H pattern and customizable tape lengths.

Options for the Better Pack 555e series include the Code Taper 6, which imprints words, numbers and logos directly on the tape. Security codes can be printed with invisible ink, viewable only with UV light, for added security. An Automatic Measuring Device (AMD) measures the box using ultrasonic waves and automatically dispenses the length of tape needed. PC Interface allows interface with optional software and other line equipment to monitor tape use, productivity, and maintenance needs. Other options include a Foot Pedal for hands-free dispensing, and a Tape Aerial for easier and quicker tape application.

Better Packages, based in Shelton, Connecticut, is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-activated tape dispensers used for carton sealing. Its products are sold and serviced in the United States and in 20 countries worldwide. Its systems are used whenever security, strength, efficiency, productivity and a professional image are needed. Founded in 1917, the company has been headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, since 1924.

For more information, please visit www.BetterPackages.com.

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Hot Rods & Horsepower Introduces a Fiberglass Version of its Dearborn Deuce Convertible™ Body, a ’32 Roadster Body Redesigned around a Fully Disappearing Top Assembly

Hot Rods & Horsepower, LLC, of Branford CT has just announced the introduction of a fiberglass version of its Dearborn Deuce Convertible body, which is scheduled to debut at this year’s Goodguys’ Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, July 8th -10th.

(PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Hot Rods & Horsepower, LLC, of Branford CT has just announced the introduction of a fiberglass version of its Dearborn Deuce Convertible body, which is scheduled to debut at this year’s Goodguys’ Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, July 8th -10th. The Dearborn Deuce Convertible™ is a ’32 roadster body redesigned around a fully disappearing top assembly.

The result of a manufacturing partnership between Downs Manufacturing, in Lawton, MI, and HR&HP;, the fiberglass bodies will be built by Downs and sold by both companies. The new convertible body will be labeled the Dearborn-Downs Convertible.

The new fiberglass body will have all of the trimmings that the steel body comes with, except that it will be manufactured in fiberglass. It will be equipped with the same Haartz cloth folding top assembly that is used on the steel cars. The tops are manufactured by ASC (American Specialty Cars) in Detroit, which manufactures convertible tops for BMW, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and others.

The new bodies are outfitted with a glass rear window, hinged tonneau panel, power window motors and glass installed, and a polished stainless windshield assembly with the glass in it. The entire body comes fully assembled. The introductory price for the complete fiberglass convertible body is $13,500, and orders are now being accepted for the earliest possible deliver date.

Jim Inglese, managing partner for Hot Rods & Horsepower, stated, “We believe there will be an ongoing demand for the steel version of our ’32 street rod body; we realize that many people are only interested in steel cars. On the other side of that coin, however, there are many individuals out there who cannot afford a high-end steel body, and it’s that segment of the market we are addressing here. Many people who can’t afford the steel version of our car can now own it in fiberglass for only $13,500. Our fiberglass body-and-chassis package price is less than the price of the steel body by itself, which makes it a fantastic value for anybody on a tight budget. With a price level like that for a fully equipped, rolling ’32 convertible, we think it will be a home run.”

Inglese also added, “We debated for a long time whether to make a fiberglass body, but in the end, we couldn’t get a way from it. We knew it would only be a matter of time before somebody produced a “knockoff” of our car in fiberglass, so together with Jamie Downs, we made the decision to fill that void ourselves, and do it right”.

“The steel car has been an enormous hit for us. With that engineering in hand, along with the Detroit OE-built tops, the special windshields, and the curved door glass, bringing this technology to a lower-priced market was an easy transition.”

The new fiberglass bodies are scheduled to start shipping in August. Hot Rods & Horsepower can be reached in Connecticut at 203-481-1932 or visit them on the web at www.hotrodsandhorsepower.com.

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RMO Launches North American Distribution of Dual-Top Mini Orthodontic Titanium Screws

Rocky Mountain Orthodontics launches distribution of FDA approved Dual-top Anchor mini ortho screws which eliminate need for patient compliance and cut incidence of extractions and surgeries.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Rocky Mountain Orthodontics has launched North American distribution of FDA approved titanium Dual-Top Anchor mini ortho screws for orthodontic implants which eliminate the need for patient compliance and headgear and cut the incidence of extractions and surgeries. Dr. David Suarez, Director of the Department of Orthodontics at Spain’s University of Compostela, who developed the he Dual-Top Anchor System as part of his Straight Wire Low Friction (SWLF) technique notes that the system has been used successfully and extensively in Europe and has enabled trained practitioners to successfully treat a range of orthodontic problems faster with greater efficiency and precision. The mini screws hold wires where teeth are missing or where movement requires unavailable anchorage. Clinical applications for the mini screws include upper molar intrusion, lower molar protraction, molar positioning controlled in all directions, anterior cross bites, open bites and upper molar distalization and more. Only a local anesthetic is needed for placing them and no anesthesia is required for their removal. The screws are produced by South Korea’s Jeil Medical Corporation which named RMO as their exclusive North American distributor.

RMO is sponsoring three one-day Dual-Top Anchor System Seminars: October 7 in Los Angeles, November 18 in Chicago and December 9 in Miami. Dr. Suarez and Dr. Robert Vanarsdall, Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Professor of Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, will give the seminars. RMO has pioneered the creation and marketing of a broad range of quality products and services for more than 70 years and is a leading multinational specializing in orthodontics. For further information and to reserve limited spaces at the seminars call 800 525 6375 or contact a RMO sales representative.

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IMI Announces 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair for October 2005

IMI’s 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair on October 26-28, 2005 in Las Vegas is dedicated to all critical aspects of printable electronics and displays. It is designed to bring together experts and leaders in the areas of printable electronic materials, hardware, print systems and electronics and display devices. This year’s program also features the world’s first boutique trade show in the area of printed electronics and displays.

Carrabassett Valley, ME (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Information Management Institute, Inc. (IMI) announces its 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair to be held October 26-28, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

IMI’s 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair is THE conference of the year dedicated to all critical aspects of printable electronics and displays. IMI’s 4th annual meeting and exhibition leverages years of expertise in this rapidly evolving industry and is designed to bring together experts and leaders in the areas of printable electronic materials, hardware, print systems and electronics and display devices.

IMI’s Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair is a strategically organized event and this year will have the world’s first boutique trade show in the area of printed electronics and displays. IMI urges possible end users of these technological advanced to attend and view first hand the products and services that are offered today.

Dr. James Caruso, Director of Sales and Marketing of Cabot Corporation and Conference Co-chair (e-mail protected from spam bots) comments, “Electronics and display manufacturers are now beginning to embrace the utilization of digital and analog high speed, low-cost printing as a manufacturing method. Even since last year, major advances have occurred is this evolving industry. This Conference and Trade Fair is 100% dedicated to spotlighting the best, most important and new technologies and products.”

“This revolutionary shift in manufacturing philosophy will allow for significant cost reductions and hence will allow manufacturers to expand current products into new markets and develop entirely new, economically viable products such as flexible displays, printed circuit boards, smart packaging, membrane keyboards, touch screens, RFID tags, EAS tags and sensors,” adds Dr. John Mills, VP of Technology, Plastic Logic LTD and Co-Chair (e-mail protected from spam bots).

IMI’s 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair will represent all critical materials, printing and device technologies in this rapidly emerging field. Areas which will be addressed include printing conductors, semiconductors, dielectrics and resistors, ink jet, offset lithographic and flexographic printing as well as device manufacturing applications such as printed circuit boards, RFID tags, displays, sensors, smart packaging and membrane keyboards.

Alvin Keene, IMI President, stated, “we are extremely pleased to announce the following session chairs for our 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair:

Printing & Deposition Technologies Session Chair: Akira Suzuki, Ricoh Technology Strategy Center, Corporate Technology Planning Division, Yokohama, Japan

Printable Electronic & Display Materials Session Chair: Dr. Karel Vanheusden, Strategic Programs Manager Cabot Corporation, Printable Electronics and Displays, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Applications, Commercialization & Implementation Issues Session Chair: Dr. Ana Claudia Arias, Research Associate, Electronic Materials Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, California.”

IMI’s 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair, pioneered by IMI in 2002 as the first of its kind program, will be a worldwide meeting place for “who’s who” in this rapidly evolving new industry. It will allow presenters, attendees and exhibitors to meet, learn and promote their technologies, visions, products and services.

The Trade Fair is dedicated to bringing together companies who offer commercial goods and services to the industry and to end users or device manufacturers looking to utilize high speed printing as a manufacturing process. The companies represented in the trade fair are true, reliable commercial suppliers of materials, print systems, hardware and support services. IMI’s mission in this trade fair is to aid the entire industry by developing a platform where commercial suppliers and customers can finally come together and view products and discuss business and technical solutions.

For more information about IMI’s 4th Annual Printable Electronics and Displays Conference & Trade Fair, please go to http://www.imiconf.com or call +1-207-235-2225 or contact conference co-chairs Dr. John Mills of Plastic Logic (+44-1223-706003 or e-mail protected from spam bots) or Dr. James Caruso, Cabot Corporation (+1-505-563-4273 or e-mail protected from spam bots) directly.

About Information Management Institute, Inc.
Information Management Institute, Inc. (IMI) sponsors conferences worldwide to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 250 programs and each year over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from over 600 companies worldwide attend IMI's programs.

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Scifeye LLC Establishes Management Team

Company led by experienced business, marketing and engineering professionals

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Scifeye LLC today introduced its management team that will help market and commercialize the company’s patent-pending Scifeye™ CMOS Imaging Sensor. The company’s technology, which will be displayed at the 2005 Greater Cincinnati Inventor’s Fair, can be used to solve a variety of asset tracking problems, including as a complement or alternative to radio frequency identification (RFID). The management team consists of Chris Komnick, president, Darryl Dieckman, vice president of engineering, and an advisory board that includes Dr. Fred Beyette and Dr. Philip Wilsey, two of the original designers of the Scifeye technology.

“Out of the gate, it is critical that we have the right people and advisors in place, and although we are a small team, we have started with the right mix of business, marketing and technology expertise to help get this project off the ground,” said Komnick. “Three of the original developers of Scifeye are part of the company, and will continue to provide support as we work to introduce Scifeye to the market and establish the appropriate partnerships. Scifeye has been in development for the past two years, and has the potential to significantly enhance current asset tracking and security monitoring systems. In addition to a talented pool of potential employees, Cincinnati offers an excellent proving ground for Scifeye, with a number of organizations that can benefit from our technology.”

Komnick has more than 17 years of experience working with various software and hardware technology businesses, from startups to public companies. Prior to founding Scifeye, Komnick worked as vice president of business development for Schema Software until its acquisition by Apple in February 2005. From 1997-2002, Komnick served as director of engineering and vice president of business development for Stellent Corporation where he performed a wide-array of business development and strategic planning activities for the company’s OEM technologies group. Prior to Stellent, he was president of Group 42, a company he founded in 1994 and sold in 1995.

Komnick earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, a master’s degree in business administration from Miami University, and has completed post-graduate work at the University of Chicago. He is a faculty member of the Graduate Business School for the University of Phoenix and frequently serves as a guest lecturer and mentor for both the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship and the Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program at Miami University.

Dieckman has more than 14 years of experience designing and implementing complex software and hardware systems. He has a broad range of electrical and software engineering experience, including designing circuits, circuit boards, and embedded systems and architecting and developing mission critical enterprise software systems. Prior to joining Scifeye, Dieckman played key roles in many development projects at Clifton Labs, a Cincinnati-based electrical and computer engineering research and development firm. For the past two years, Dieckman has served as the lead engineer on the development of the PHOCI™ sensor, now owned by Scifeye. Dieckman earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Drs. Wilsey and Beyette, professors at the University of Cincinnati, are Scifeye cofounders, and helped conceived and design the current Scifeye technology. They will work as advisors to the company, including helping with ongoing technology and business development efforts.

About Scifeye LLC
Founded in May 2005, Scifeye is a privately owned technology company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company’s patent pending technology can be leveraged to solve problems in a variety of areas such as optically based networking, motion capture, vehicular control systems, interactive kiosks, and controlled broadcasts of consumer interest information. In June 2005, Scifeye introduced the Scifeye™ CMOS Imaging Sensor, which can be used to solve a variety of asset tracking problems. With Scifeye’s sensor, digital video cameras can capture both the visual imagery of a scene while simultaneously receiving data from object tags that communicate via high-speed pulses of infrared light. Scifeye is currently funded through an SBIR grant and Ohio Research Commercialization Grant. For more information on Scifeye, visit www.scifeye.com.

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DHL Worldwide Express and Transportation Management Group Partner to Provide Suite of Services to Small to Medium Sized Business

DHL, the largest express air network and TMG, a provider of transportation services partner to provide small to medium sized companies discounts on small parcel delivery services.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- DHL Worldwide Express, the world's largest and most experienced air express network, and Transportation Management Group (TMG), a reseller of transportation services worldwide, today announced a partnership that will bring DHL's premium air express products to the TMG customer network of businesses.

Under this agreement, small to medium sized businesses will benefit from DHL's market leadership in the domestic and international air express industries and TMG’s proven ability to combine superior customer service with competitive pricing typically reserved for large corporations. Together, the two companies will improve the efficiency and affordability of these express services for the small to medium sized market segment.

"This alliance will enable TMG to leverage DHL's unparalleled air express services to smaller corporations while giving them access to discounts," said Don Dovgin, Managing Partner for TMG. "In turn, DHL will widen exposure for its suite of express services through TMG’s reputation as specialists in transportation solutions."

While the partnership is a smart move for both companies, those who will benefit the most will be small to medium sized businesses.
The partnership will bring some of DHL's strongest global express services to TMG customers, including:

- Immediate discounts to small corporations of at least 15% on air express services.
- IDOCS (International Document Service) - Express document delivery -service to more than 80,000 destinations worldwide.
- WPX - Express package service for time critical door-to-door international shipments of any weight or size.
- World Freight -- For international shipments of 150 pounds or more. Local DHL specialists guide and track each shipment.
- Import Express -- A one-stop service for import delivery, enabling customers to have centralized control on budget, delivery and accounting.

This benefit is open to the public for anyone who has a need to ship with an express carrier. Volume customers may be eligible for deeper discounts. Going to http://www.tmginconline.com/mainpages/Small_Parcel_Cost_Savings.htm gives readers access to tips on managing small parcel with DHL, FedEx or UPS.

For more information, please contact Don Dovgin at e-mail protected from spam bots, or call at 312.280.1380.

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Franklin/Trade Graphics Wins Gold and Silver in IP’s Best On Press Competition

Franklin/Trade Graphics, LLC of Miami has received both a Gold and a Silver award in the Best on Press competition sponsored by International Paper Company.

MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Franklin/Trade Graphics, LLC of Miami has received both a Gold and a Silver award in the Best on Press competition sponsored by International Paper Company. The annual awards recognize commercial printing companies for excellence in printing, and are presented in nine categories for printing that was done using various paper brands from International Paper.

Franklin/Trade Graphics won a Gold Award for overall printing quality and professional execution in the Springhill category with a project completed for Historical Research. Franklin also won a Silver Award for overall printing quality and professional execution in the Writing Test and Cover: Collateral category with a project completed for Advertising Works.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by International Paper for our quality work” said Peter J. Dunne, President. “We go to great lengths to ensure every job is produced with the highest quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. We feel our quality, coupled with competitive pricing and exceptional turn times, gives our customers a distinct advantage.”

Hundreds of entries to the Best on Press competition are received each year from printers across the country. In addition to the quality of the printing, finishing and binding, entries are judges based on how well they make use of the paper’s quality and specific attributes.

Franklin/Trade Graphics, LLC, is a full-service commercial printer that counts among its clients Carnival Cruise Lines, Diageo, Miami Dolphins, Microsoft, Florida Marlins, Burger King and a host of other equally important customers. The company offers communications services including digital photography, design, sheet-fed and non-heatset web printing, bindery, fulfillment and mailing services. Xerox iGen3 digital printing equipment was recently ordered to expand its capabilities in variable data and short run color printing.

For more information about Franklin/Trade Graphics, LLC, contact Peter J. Dunne at (305) 633-9779 ext.1227 or visit the company’s website at: http://www.frankgraph.com

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New Fast Linear Actuators Based on Linear Motors form Copley Controls

The ServoTube from Copley Controls is the first three-phase linear motor designed specifically for use as an actuator. Combining the speed and rugged operation of pneumatics, the controllability of a ball screw and the inherent reliability of direct drive linear motors, ServoTube is a low-cost, powerful industrial pusher/puller.

(PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- ServoTube from Copley Controls is the first three-phase linear motor designed specifically for use as an actuator. Combining the speed and rugged operation of pneumatics, the controllability of a ball screw and the inherent reliability of direct drive linear motors, ServoTube is a low-cost, powerful industrial pusher/puller. It is suited to stacking, cutting, pressing, coating, filling, and pick and place applications, particularly in the food and packaging industries.

The simple two-part design makes the ServoTube very reliable, with a service life up to 10 times that of a ball screw. Using linear motor technology the ServoTube is approximately 10 times as fast (5.9 m/s) as a typical ball screw and much quieter. When used with a matching Copley Controls digital amplifier such as the Xenus (photo), ServoTube actuators form a complete “plug and play” positioning subsystem.

Traditional pneumatic actuators can become very complicated to program, requiring elaborate control valves and a complex electro-pneumatic control system to choreograph the positioning function. By comparison, Copley’s intuitive indexing software is used to tune and program a drive system quickly and easily. A PLC can be used to initiate the Xenus’ stored motion profiles, simplifying the integration of the ServoTube into existing positioning systems. Alternatively, used in a distributed control system, ServoTube will execute CANopen positioning profiles received by a Xenus drive via a two-wire CAN bus.

Conventional U-channel and flat bed linear motor designs with dirt-collecting channels and grooves require regular maintenance to avoid wear and obstruction to the external encoder which would cause positioning errors. However, Copley Controls uses a tubular construction that is inherently compatible with actuator operation. Magnetic drive coils are contained within the metal enclosed forcer, while the motor’s permanent magnets are hermetically sealed in the cylindrical thrust rod. Interaction between the forcer’s travelling magnetic field and the thruster’s fixed magnet field sets up a magnetic force that drives the thruster.

The ServoTube’s integral bearing wipes the thrust rod clean with each stroke, prolonging operational life. Hall position sensors embedded within the forcer provide a clear operational advantage compared to external encoders, eliminating the possibility of degradation from tarnishing or soiling, or damage by physical contact – a real consideration in factory floor environments.

ServoTube continuous force ranges from 51N to 104N with a peak force of 780N. The actuator is capable of a maximum 586 m/s2 acceleration, and 6m/s velocity at a resolution down to 12 microns. The actuator produces a 1V pk-pk sin/cos analogue position signal for simple integration into a variety of systems.

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If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em

Hankscraft, Wisconsin and China manufacturers domestically and Offshore. Benefits of manufacturing in both locations

Reedsburg, WI (PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- Like an ocean freighter brimming with containers and steaming full-speed ahead, nothing's going to slow down the momentum and direction of China any time soon. With 23percent of the world's population and an annual economy increase of 9.5percent, it's clear that China's consumption is massive and growing.

China's global presence and manufacturing capabilities are expanding and a parade of U.S. manufacturers are packing up and marching east. So my manufacturing friends, a challenging situation is upon us. It seems we're all involved with China weather we like it or not. Very likely, many of your customers are formulating strategies involving China at this very moment. Perhaps they are looking for lower manufacturing costs or perhaps market growth, or maybe both. Whatever their reason, if your customers are even glancing in the direction of China at all, odds are they will be shifting some manufacturing there soon if they have not already done so. We all know the chilling outcome - with their manufacturing relocation, comes loss of domestic business.

The word "crisis,” when written in Chinese is composed of two characters; one means danger, the other opportunity. Instead of fighting the shift of manufacturing to Asia, consider embracing it as we did. Two Years ago, we formed a WOFE (Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise) in China. Since then, we have opened three factories there. Ultimately our customers win because they are afforded the ability to continue using a single source even if they have multiple manufacturing locations.

It isn’t easy. Establishing your business in China won't work unless you relentlessly invest time and money into talent and infrastructure. You will also need to be determined to put a great deal of resources into continuously cultivating your operation in China.

Sometimes, a more effective strategy for entrance into China is to team up with fellow manufacturers. American manufacturers can all help one another capture the great opportunities China offers. Partnering has been part of out strategy right from the start. Along with the factory infrastructure we created, we also entered into two joint ventures with U.S. companies that were looking for expansion into China. Partnering with manufacturers in complementary industries is an option to be looked at seriously. Each company will be provided an opportunity to broaden markets and increase capabilities both in the U.S. and offshore.

One thing is for sure - if you are a manufacturer and cannot establish a successful operation in or a connection with China you risk losing customers. By accepting China as the world's factory we are all able to remain competitive suppliers domestically.

- Joe Hennessy, Vice President Global Marketing Group, Hankscraft Inc.

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China Chongqing BIG Group Co. Ltd (CCBG)

China Chongqing BIG Group Co. Ltd (CCBG) deal in manufacture of machineries and vehicles. There are four factories and one trade company as subsidiary company: LT motor power factory, XY motorcycle factory, BZ scooter factory, TD CNG equipment manufacture factory and BIG. Sience & Technology Developing Co, Ltd. Our group occupies 100,000 M2. There are 5000 staffs in total, 1 9.2% are technicians and engineers. Total assets around RMB 600 million

(PRWEB) June 23, 2021 -- China Chongqing BIG Group Co. Ltd (CCBG) deal in manufacture of machineries and vehicles. There are four factories and one trade company as subsidiary company: LT motor power factory, XY motorcycle factory, BZ scooter factory, TD CNG equipment manufacture factory and BIG. Sience & Technology Developing Co, Ltd. Our group occupies 100,000 M2. There are 5000 staffs in total, 1 9.2% are technicians and engineers. Total assets around RMB 600 million.

By holding share and joining share with the subsidiary factories, we can offer a series of machineries and vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, off-road, general engine, farm machine ,CNG products ,chemicals etc. Its yearly production capability exceeds 200,000 pcs .Our group has become a large Machinery & Vehicle manufacturer and exporter base in China.

BIG. Sience & Technology Developing Co, Ltd. is the subsidiary company of the Group, dealing with the exporting business. The products of the Group mainly sells to over 20 European countries, America and Oceania. The company is so excellent in exporting,that it earns recognition and support from public and the government. We hold the tenets of "Credit First", "Service First ", "Equality and Mutual benefits", and we hope to corporate with friends from all over the world.

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June 22, 2021

Apple Rubber Offers Microring™ Seals for Wide Variety of Microminiature Sealing Applications

Apple Rubber Products offers MicrOring™ seals for microminiature applications in more than 2,000 sizes, ranging from the largest, with an inside diameter or cross section of .039 in. (1.0 mm), down to .008 in. (.20 mm) inside diameter and cross section -- the smallest size O-ring in the world. As a general definition, a MicrOring seal is any O-ring less than 1 mm in either inside diameter or cross section.

Apple Rubber offers the largest selection of microminiature O-ring sizes available anywhere, many from stock for immediate delivery. The company is also a leader in custom-engineered microminiature sealing solutions, including composite MicrOring seals which incorporate the seal and another component in one part instead of two. MicrOring seals are available in a range of materials including Buna-N, EPDM, silicone, Neoprene, Viton® and fluorosilicone. Special compounds and materials are also available. Apple Rubber's quality assurance program offers both material and dimensional validation, even on the smallest seals.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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Better PDF Conversions to Excel and Word Every time with the Able2Extract 3.0 PDF Converter

New Version of Able2Extract PDF Converter Just Released - Leading the way in PDF to Excel and Word Conversion Quality.

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Investintech.com Inc. is excited to announce the release of version 3.0 of its Able2Extract PDF Converter. Already relied on by businesses and end-users in more than 50 countries, the newest release of Able2Extract will deliver more accurate conversions than ever before through its adoption of the Accumax CT conversion technology.

The net result for the end user is some of the most accurate and editable PDF Conversion output in MS Word and MS Excel available anywhere, helping you save more time and money than ever before.

Misaligned and uneditable ouput data that is common with other so-called PDF Converters is solved by Able2Extract 3.0’s Accumax CT algorithm that is specifically dedicated to ensuring that PDF accuracy is maintained.

Here is a quick feature run down of the key new features that are now available in Able2Extract 3.0:

- Better Excel Conversions
Our new, very powerful Custom Excel conversion option gives users maximum control over their PDF to Excel conversions for difficult to manage PDF files. If you have tried converting tough PDFs to Excel using other PDF Converters, you have probably noticed poorly aligned columns on the Excel output.

Able2Extract 3.0 solves this problem by giving the user the ability to manually designate where the column spacing should occur prior to conversion. The result is a perfect conversion output practically every time. This key new feature is simple to use and only available in Able2Extract.

- More Editable Word Output
Able2Extract 3.0 employs a new Word conversion ouput option that gives users the ability to convert their data into Word for maximum editing capabilities, while at the same time, retaining the look and feel of their source PDF.

The new Word output option eliminates text boxes that are often present for complex conversions in other PDF Converter products. The lack of text boxes increases the ability of users to edit their files directly within the Word document without having to adjust or manually add text boxes.

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Can-Eng Furnaces Ships Bar Heat Treatment System to ISTIL (International Steel and Tube Industries Ltd.), Donetsk Ukraine

Niagara Falls, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 22, 2021 -- Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd., Global Furnace Systems Group (Niagara Falls, NY) has completed the shipment of a 120,000 metric ton annual capacity bar heat treatment system to ISTIL (International Steel and Tube Industries Ltd.), Donetsk Ukraine.

The furnace system will be capable of performing the following heat treatments, Quench and Temper (Q&T;) for carbon, alloy and martensitic stainless steels, Solution Treating on austenitic stainless steels, and Normalize on carbon and alloy grades. Bar sizes will range from 150 mm to 275 mm OD x 6 m in length. Nominal rated capacity is 14.1 metric tons per hour.

The furnace line will incorporate Can-Eng's Level II automation Process Enhancement Technology (PET™), and high efficiency regenerative burners in a compact line layout.

Hot commissioning is anticipated in October 2005.

About Can-Eng Furnaces:
Can-Eng Furnaces is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of industrial heat treating equipment. Our rugged designs have served commercial and captive heat treaters, stamping and fastener companies, automotive component producers, the iron and steel industries, aluminum foundries, agricultural, construction and appliance manufacturers since 1964. Can-Eng product lines include: Continuous Mesh Belt Furnace Systems, Batch Integral Quench Furnace Systems, Continuous Steel Bar Heat Treatment Systems, Nonferrous T4, T5, T6, T7 Heat Treatment Systems, and a SCADA system, Process Enhancement Technology (PET™) and a wide array of custom furnaces solutions. Can-Eng also offers a comprehensive After-market Support Team delivering system upgrades, technical support and spare parts.

Contact:
Julie Bond
Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd.
905-356-1327, 230
905-356-1817
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www.can-eng.com

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CenterStone Launches iVendix Global Sales Order Management Application Includes Off-Line Sales Rep Module

CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an internationally recognized developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of sporting goods, recreation products, apparel and footwear selling through specialty retailers, today announced the availability of iVendix, its second-generation Sales Order Management application.

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- CenterStone Technologies, Inc., an internationally recognized developer of Web-based sales order management software for manufacturers of sporting goods, recreation products, apparel and footwear selling through specialty retailers, today announced the availability of iVendix, its second-generation Sales Order Management application.

CenterStone makes it easier and more profitable for vendors to do business with specialty retailers by driving increased sales while also reducing order costs by as much as 75%,” said Tom Detmer, president and C.E.O. of CenterStone. “Until recently, our efforts were focused on North American markets. With the launch of iVendix we can now provide our clients with the truly global solution today’s business environment requires.”

CenterStone’s iVendix solution will help advance the global business interests of those CenterStone clients that already have an international presence as well as those with international aspirations. CenterStone’s iVendix global application is already receiving orders from 16 countries in Europe in 5 languages and 7 currencies. The technology is now proven in markets outside of North America.

The iVendix application is also available with an Off-Line module that is designed to allow sales reps to work more effectively while they are on the road visiting accounts, showing the line, and taking preseason and re-stocking orders. It allows sales reps to take orders while in the field, synch up the orders at the end of the day, and transmit those orders into the vendor’s ERP system. The Off-Line application has been particularly well-received by sales reps in Europe. It is anticipated to be just as well-received by sales reps in North America where there is a need for such a tool to help with the large volume of preseason business that is placed through sales reps. Sales reps in North America who are using the current CenterStone technology have seen a 30% increase in productivity. The Off-Line enhancement offered by iVendix, will make these sales reps and others, even more effective.

A blue chip list of well-respected, world-wide brands currently using CenterStone’s technology including: The North Face, Helly Hansen, Ripcurl, Ex Officio, Marmot, Pearl Izumi, KHS Bicycles, Jansport, Sport Obermeyer and many others.

About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.:
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. provides Web-based sales order management applications in North America and Europe. CenterStone’s applications give retail dealers and sales reps the ability to create proposals, view online catalogs and product availability and to place preseason, reorders, and retail employee orders more effectively and efficiently with their vendors. CenterStone Technologies makes vendors more competitive by providing increased inventory turns at retail, reduced customer service costs, and greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers – retail dealers. Product availability and orders for clients are exchanged between retail dealers, sales reps and vendors’ back office (ERP) systems using EDI or XML. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc. can be found on the company’s Web site at www.centerstonetech.com.

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Clean Your Way to a Better Weld

Acetone free EZ Wipes™ improve weld quality

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- The online welding and cutting accessories superstore, Arc-Zone.com adds EZ Wipes™ to its line of high-performance welding accessories. Whether you’re welding a specialty alloy, or a metal like titanium, or you just want to optimize your weld quality, proper preparation of your base metal is essential. With EZ Wipes™, fabricators loosen dried contaminants with the abrasive side of the pre-saturated lint-free fabric, and reveal a ready-to-weld surface with the smooth side. These acetone-free wipes come in a convenient canister ready to clean away contaminants like oil, ink, tar and wax as well as heavy grease and paint, maximizing weld quality.

According to company founder and president Jim Watson, the EZ Wipes™ are a great addition to any weld shop. “Our customers are welding everything from motorcycles and jet engine parts, to yacht towers. Even weekend welders are working with specialty metals like stainless steel and titanium where eliminating contamination is critical. These wipes are environmentally safe, and can be thrown out in the regular trash, unlike solvent soaked rags.”

EZ Wipes™ come in two sizes, the handy Toolbox, a small canister for carrying in the field, and the FabShop economy size.

Founded in 1998, Arc-Zone delivers innovative, brand name and OEM replacement parts and accessories for GMAW, GTAW and Plasma, hand-held, mechanized and robotic torches for welding and allied industries. The company specializes in productivity-enhancing, high-performance torches, replacement parts, tungsten electrodes, quick-change TIG adapters, water coolers, robotic peripherals for customers worldwide.

For more information, visit www.arc-zone.com, call (800) 944-2243 or (760) 931-5100.

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Warehouse Club Pack Contract Packaging Capacity Increased at CVI

Country Valley Industries increases contract packaging capacity with new employees and equipment. www.cvipackaging.com

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Country Valley Industries, http://www.cvipackaging.com one the country’s leading contract packaging and assembly services companies has expanded its capacity to produce high volume warehouse club store packaging, shrink wrapping, clamshell packaging and the packaging of multi-piece retail products for both brick and mortar and online stores.

Food processors and packaged goods manufacturers are required to multi-pack products for sale at mega retailers and warehouse club stores such as Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble, BJ's, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers.

CVI’s experience in packaging and its streamlined cost structure, enables them to assemble, pack, shrink wrap, warehouse and distribute warehouse club packs and multi-pack products to locations throughout the Northeast.

As the market for assembly packaging increases, CVI announces the expansion of their co-packing capacity with additional hand assembly and packaging lines that include 20 more packers. This increased workforce enables them to meet existing contracts as well as prepare for new sub-contract packaging work.

CVI has also added another Shanklin shrink-wrap machine to its equipment inventory. This purchase is representative of CVI’s commitment to expand and upgrade its packaging facilities so that its customers can completely rely CVI for their outsourced production needs.

Manufacturers also take advantage of CVI’s three contract packaging and assembly facilities within a 30 mile radius in the Greater Binghamton, New York area and at the crossroads of the Northeast, with cost-effective distribution to over 90 million people within 350 miles.

In order to sell through the mega retailers and warehouse club stores, packaged goods manufacturers are required to multi-pack their products for sale. Whether its snack foods, breakfast bars, soap, canned goods or stationary the requirement to sell in club stores is that products are typically shrink-wrapped on a cardboard tray or in some type of multi-pack clamshell packaging.

Often this method of packaging is outside of the scope of the manufacturers existing packaging lines or it’s not cost effective to perform these manual assembly procedures in-house. This is why food processors seek outside expertise at co-packers or contract packaging companies. A co-packing project may be short term, such as a special promotion or seasonal opportunity to multi-package products for retail sale. Often packaging for warehouse club packs is part of a long term sales requirement and in either case manufacturers find they benefit from contracting for outside packaging services.

And it’s why national brand manufacturers understand that CVI, “can do better…what they’re better off outsourcing.” Please visit Country Valley Industries at: http://www.cvipackaging.com.

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Kanban Selected by KOYO and Wiremold

KOYO and Wiremold select e-kanban over Fax Kanban. Fax-kanban is NOT Efficient and NOT Lean

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

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.

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

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

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Project Based Encompix ERP Selected by Midwest Patterns

Midwest Patterns selects Encompix ERP with 15 user systems

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Midwest Patterns (www.midwestpatterns.com) officially became an Encompix customer this May. Midwest Patterns is based in Quincy, IL. The annual $10M (120 employee) firm is a pattern and mold maker specializing in products for the appliance and automotive market. Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning was selected based on the deep understanding of the engineer to order manufacturing process and ability to support it with solutions. Encompix references played a big role in the selection process. The key stakeholders had conversations with Lakeland Mold and MSI Moldbuilders and both gave Encompix strong marks for support, follow up, and product development.

The full solution consists of a 15 user Encompix system, Encompix Configurator (Core, BOM. Routing, Quote), Encompix repository and shop floor data collection. Midwest Patterns are planning for a 1/1/06 Go-Live date.

The implementation will fully begin in July, 2005. For the next several months the Midwest Patterns project manager is receiving training in Encompix products in an effort to take on as much responsibility as they can internally for the implementation.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
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513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP Established Compelling Executive Information Tool: Digital Dashboard

ERP distributor established compelling executive Information Tool: Digital Dashboard. An easy tool for even non-technical staff.

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.”

Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Tool, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
•Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
•Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
•Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
•Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

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

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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Ted Schultze Nominated/Accepted to Prestigious "AIDC 100"

Ted Schultze, founder and President of Symbology, Incorporated, has joined the elite ranks of AIDC 100 members. Made up of those individuals who are stand-outs in the AIDC industry, every new member must receive a nomination by a current member and be approved by the membership committee.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Ted Schultze, founder and President of Symbology, Incorporated, has joined the elite ranks of AIDC 100 members. Made up of those individuals who are stand-outs in the AIDC industry, every new member must receive a nomination by a current member and be approved by the membership committee.

According to the group’s web site, “AIDC 100 is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining, non-political organization of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) professionals and others who have significantly contributed to the growth and advancement of the industry.

“The organization is a technical and business resource - with emphasis on education - whose primary goal is to enlarge the business community's knowledge and understanding of AIDC.” (Learn more at www.aidc100.org. )

Schultze, who has been involved with bar code technologies since the early days, has participated in and led numerous educational committees and standards development efforts.

For example Schultze served as chairman of the Distribution Symbology Study Group that developed industry guidelines for the bar coding of corrugated shipping containers. Schultze is also a post president of the Symbol Masters Association and has delivered numerous presentations and training sessions on the use, standards and production of the vast range of bar code types.

His first foray into the world of AIDC came in 1973 when use of UPC began. He was then a product manager at the Bureau of Engraving, Inc., remaining there until 1980 when he left to found Symbology, Inc. for the distribution of bar code film masters and files. Since that time, Symbology has developed unique high-tech systems to create electronic code files, and added verification equipment to its product list. The company has also expanded into printing of customized bar code labels with focus on numbers-management and custom construction (e.g. harsh environment or security features), and most recently into RFID smart labels.

“It’s been a wild ride!” according to Schultze. “I remember the days when bar code use was viewed as revolutionary. Now they are ubiquitous.” As for the future, he says, “The elephant in the industry living room now is RFID. Much has been learned, but much needs to be determined in terms of appropriate use, roll out, ROI, etc. Most experts see RFID and the bar code working in tandem, which makes sense as RFID alone has no backup for failed chips. This is the next big focus for AIDC.”

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

Inquiries may be directed to Judy Dodson at Symbology, Incorporated, 7351 Kirkwood Lane North, Suite 126, Maple Grove, MN, 55369. Phone 763.315.8056, or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Heavy-Duty Storage Products Compliment Full Suite of Order Fulfillment Technologies

Diamond Phoenix is pleased to announce the addition of two heavy-duty vertical products to its suite of order fulfillment technologies. The INTERMAT and TOWERMAT, offered through an agreement with INTERTEX of Germany, allow Diamond to provide automated storage and retrieval solutions to an even broader market.

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Diamond Phoenix is pleased to announce the addition of two heavy-duty vertical products to its suite of order fulfillment technologies. The INTERMAT and TOWERMAT, offered through an agreement with INTERTEX of Germany, allow Diamond to provide automated storage and retrieval solutions to an even broader market.

The INTERMAT Heavy-Duty Carousel is designed to store large specialized goods, such as cylinders, beams, roll goods, cable reels, and tubes. Built to accommodate unique load and facility requirements, the INTERMAT is available in a variety of models, including gantry/bridge crane, T-bridge, serpentine, and may also include loops, guided carriers, or removable cassettes.

The TOWERMAT Heavy-Duty Vertical Lift Module (VLM) is a tray delivery system for bar goods, sheet storage, pallet storage, and other heavy items like molds and tool dies. Divisible carriers allow diverse materials to be stored within the same carrier, while still keeping them separate from one another. The TOWERMAT’s ability to handle even larger product depths and heights than the INTERMAT allows Diamond Phoenix to offer an automated storage and retrieval system for almost any situation.

Customers that use the INTERMAT and TOWERMAT carousels will experience productivity increases, safety improvements, reduced floor space requirements for storage, and better inventory control. Both machines make maximum use of the vertical height of a building, providing compact storage for large, heavy goods and reducing the amount of occupied floor space up to 75%. In addition, reversible drives (allowing for the shortest path for retrieval) give operators fast, easy access to goods, which are delivered at ergonomically correct heights. Finally, because items are stored safely within the unit, products are protected from damage and theft.

“The addition of the INTERMAT and TOWERMAT allows Diamond Phoenix to provide creative and valuable solutions for even the most challenging customer application requirements,” said Paul Roy, Product Manager.

Diamond Phoenix continues to expand its line of order fulfillment technologies in order to provide companies with the right solution for a given situation. In addition to the INTERMAT Heavy-Duty Carousel and the TOWERMAT Heavy-Duty Vertical Lift Module, Diamond also offers the POWERdepot Vertical Carousel, Diamond Horizontal Carousel, the SMARTdepot Vertical Lift Module, the MaxTractor Automatic Extractor, and DirectPick Light-Directed, Voice-Directed, and RF Picking Systems.

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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Advanced Research Company and Industrial Power Sales Announce New Partnership For Resale of OpenCrib RFID Asset Tracking Software In The South-Eastern United States

Advanced Research Company (ARC) announced its selection of channel partner, Industrial Power Sales (IPS), as a reseller of their OpenCrib™ product in the South-Eastern area of the United States.

(PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Advanced Research Company (ARC) announced its selection of channel partner, Industrial Power Sales (IPS), as a reseller of their OpenCrib™ product in the South-Eastern area of the United States. ARC, a systems integrator for the Automotive Industry for over 20 years, has partnered with IPS, a company known for superior sales and excellence in customer service, to resell its OpenCrib™ RFID asset tracking product.

OpenCrib™ enables manufacturing companies to employ RFID tags to better track spare parts and equipment used to maintain their manufacturing systems.

Advanced Research Company CEO Bill Sharp stated, “We feel this is an excellent fit. Industrial Power Sales is selling the very equipment that our product OpenCrib™ is designed to track. They have (IPS) a sound understanding of the RFID technology which is value added not only for us (ARC) but for their customers who will be using the system.”

Industrial Power Sales supplies industrial assembly tool applications and material handling solutions to the manufacturing industry. Industrial Power Sales provides a wide range of products and solutions, including air and electric assembly tools, hand-held light assembly screwdrivers, multiple nutrunners, balancers, conveyors, storage, hoists, lift tables, jib cranes, bridge cranes and customized material handling solutions.

Industrial Power Sales IT Director Dawson Roark adds, “We are very excited about the partnership with Advanced Research Company. OpenCrib™ will be another fantastic solution Industrial Power Sales can offer to their customers. This solution will help customers track and inventory one of the most important assets they own; the spare parts and tools they use to produce their products.”

In the near future, Industrial Power Sales will have an operational OpenCrib™ system available for demonstrations at their facility in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Equipto Signs 2005–2006 Sponsorship Agreement as the Official Automotive Space Utilization Solution Provider for Cable TV’s Two Guys Garage

Agreement signed to be the official sponsor of Two Guys Garage

Tatamy, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2021 -- Equipto is pleased to announce that it has signed a 1-year agreement with Brenton Productions, Inc. to be the official automotive space utilization provider of the top rated television show, Two Guys Garage. The show can be seen on the SPEED Channel Cable Network.

The agreement calls for Equipto to supply the Two Guys Garage television studio set with all products pertinent to the automotive marketplace for 26 new episodes.

“Equipto will be launching its new MechaniKing brand of automotive workbench and storage products aimed at professional and amateur automotive enthusiasts – people who take their “mechanicking” business or hobby very seriously and want only the best equipment in their garages,” according to Joe Gianfalla, VP Marketing & Sales for Equipto. “The Two Guys Garage program will nicely complement Equipto’s first appearance as an exhibitor at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas during the first week of November 2005.”

Dave Bowman, Executive Producer and co-host of Two Guys Garage states, “Two Guys Garage is very excited about adding the new MechaniKing product to the show set, we need all the organization we can get.”

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June 21, 2021

Jamestown Distributors Selects Mercado Search & Merchandising Solution to Drive Online Sales

PALO ALTO, CA - June 21st, 2005 - Mercado Software, a leading provider of e-commerce search and merchandising solutions today announced that Jamestown Distributors, a leading supplier of woodworking and boatbuilding supplies, will deploy Mercado's Search and Browse Solution to power sales on their e-commerce web site.

"We researched alternatives, and Mercado's solution was aligned with our goals to increase sales and expand into new markets," said Michael Mills, Vice-President of Jamestown Distributors. "Mercado's team understands our business requirements. Their advanced search, extensive dictionaries and libraries, reporting capabilities, merchandising suite and intuitive interface will translate into an optimal buyer-centric shopping experience, and help us cultivate better relationships with our online customers."

Deploying the Mercado solution will ensure that customers have total visibility into the entire Jamestown online catalog of more than 10,000 products, helping them quickly find what they are looking for. It will enable Jamestown business managers to merchandise products more effectively, and better anticipate customer needs. By leveraging advanced tools like A/B testing, targeted content, and rules-based promotions, merchandisers will be able to enhance buyers' experiences, and maximize sales opportunities through data-driven insight.

"We are pleased that Jamestown Distributors chose us," stated Corey J. Leibow, President and CEO of Mercado. "We look forward to supporting them, and working in partnership to help drive their aggressive growth plan."

About Jamestown Distributors
Jamestown Distributors has been an industry leader in woodworking and boatbuilding supplies for over 25 years. Jamestown specializes and warehouses the best selection of marine fasteners available and a full complement of marine epoxies and fiberglass supplies, paints, paint supplies, tools and hardware. Jamestown Distributors is located in Bristol, Rhode Island and is proud to be a located in the heart of the Rhode Island boatbuilding community.

About Mercado Software
Mercado is a leading provider of e-commerce search, browse and merchandising solutions for B2B and B2C businesses. Through offering online customers a superior buying experience and equipping business managers with a powerful platform to implement merchandising strategies, online retailers and businesses can constantly grow their business results. Sears, Williams-Sonoma, JCPenney, Macy's, Target, Tower Records, Blockbuster, MSN, Caterpillar and OfficeMax, are some of the companies benefiting from Mercado's solutions. Mercado's unique technology, combined with its commitment to innovation and its experienced team, delivers bottom line results for its customers. Such benefits include increased revenues, higher productivity, reduced operational costs, and improved customer satisfaction. For more information about Mercado Software, please visit www.mercado.com or call (888) 376-1400

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Senior Living: Showering Seniors with Safety, Comfort and Style

Sunrise Senior Living and its architects have partnered with suppliers such as Best Bath Systems to provide residents with high-quality fiberglass showers that provide safety, comfort and residential styling

(PRWEB) June 21, 2021 -- Life is golden for many seniors, but as they continue to age, the journey also tends to become more precarious – and dramatically more expensive – when injuries and resulting medical expenditures occur. A fall in the bathtub or shower in a senior living facility can result in trauma that add up to tens of thousands of dollars in unplanned expenses for seniors and their families, possibly resulting in painful therapies, increased fragility or permanent disabilities.

While showering in a tub is arguably inherently hazardous for anyone, shower stalls can be particularly troublesome for seniors. Moreover, the design of some fiberglass shower “units” can be aesthetically unpleasing and present installation complexities. Senior care and other lodging facilities must also meet building codes and disability act requirements.

“A critical aspect is the senior’s dignity,” says Gene Schoenfelder, VP Construction Management Sunrise Senior Living. “They need to get in and out of the shower safely. But if they don’t feel they need help, or use a walker or wheelchair, how do they get across an inch-and-a-half threshold?

“How do we provide for them to sit down or have privacy if they prefer not having a caregiver with them in the shower area? How do you handle the water controls and shower wands? All those factors go into the planning and implementation at our senior living facilities,” adds Schoenfelder.

Regardless of the level of care required, Sunrise insists that its facilities maintain a warm and friendly residential atmosphere, not an institutional one. To maximize success, Sunrise often partners with vendors such as Best Bath Systems (www.best-bath.com).

An innovative leader in adaptable access bathing products since 1972, Best Bath has worked with Sunrise and others on shower system and bathroom design that meets the requirements of seniors, acute care patients, residents in rehabilitation and those requiring “universal access” accommodations.

“We have worked closely with manufacturers in designing customized shower units for Sunrise,” says Timothy Danforth, AIA partner in charge of construction administration at BeeryRio Architecture + Interiors, the primary architect for Sunrise facilities in the U.S. “Best Bath has always been responsive.”

Best Bath collaborated with Sunrise and BeeryRio on a unique shower design that includes a low profile, collapsible, neoprene “water dam” at the base of the shower entry. The water dam is highly flexible, and gives way to wheelchairs, walkers or feet, and then reforms its original shape to prevent water from flowing out onto the bathroom floor.

Safety devices such as grab bars and handrails are also crucial components in senior facilities. In some cases, due to injuries or increasing frailty, safety bars must be added or relocated. Best Bath satisfies those needs by incorporating a heavy, 1/2-inch plywood backing into the walls of its shower enclosures for easy installation or relocation of grab bars that hold securely under lateral loads of 300 lbs.

“We always tell the builders to buy the best product for the senior living project. That is widely recognized as Best Bath, which is superior in material gauge thickness, design and plumbing preparation,” says Danforth.

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Why Taking your Marketing Publicity Efforts In-House Is A Recipe for Failure

Sheer volume of work required, not capability of staff, is the difference between success and failure of business to business marketing publicity programs.

(PRWEB) June 21, 2021 -- The hot new topic in business to business marketing today is marketing publicity, which involves promoting a company’s product or service through the mass media – particularly in print and Internet publications. Based on the power of third party endorsements – both through use of customer testimonials and the implied endorsement of a publication when they run the material as editorial – this brand of publicity is a powerful tool that can generate a large quantity of leads and sales.

However, conducting a business to business marketing publicity campaign demands a tremendous expertise, time and effort, which is why most companies outsource to a professional public relations firm. Still, many companies opt instead to bring the effort in-house.

“Many companies are extremely interested in this type of business to business marketing,” says John W. Elliott, Founder of Power PR (www.powerpr.com), a marketing public relations firm. “But some start thinking ‘I can just assign that to my marketing staff and I won’t add to my marketing budget.’”

According to Elliott, this is a recipe for failure because a full business to business marketing publicity program must result in a high volume of published articles over time to build the repetition required for lead generation and sales.

The result – or lack of results – becomes painfully apparent about 6 months later. In some cases, Elliott says, some companies even jump to the unfortunate conclusion that “this type of publicity doesn’t work for us.”

To illustrate his point, Elliott says that Power PR conducts literally hundreds of one-on-one phone conversations a month on behalf of their clients, adding that this often takes thousands of attempts.

“We literally have Media Relations Specialists whose sole job is to contact editors to pitch the releases,” says Elliott. “All they do is call and call and call. I have never met an in-house staff member that has the time or desire for this level of phone calling.”

Elliott is quick to point out that quality plays a critical role too - primarily in knowing how to skillfully approach and pitch editors on the value of each press release.

For companies like Power PR that rely one-on-one phone calling (as opposed to the “mass fax” approach of most public relations firms), this is the differentiator between generating a large volume of quality published articles and getting a few small hits.

Unfortunately, overburdened marketing personnel often “skip” the phone calls and instead fax or e-mail material with no follow up. The result: a few scattered releases, but none of the volume or repetition required for lead generation.

Writing editorial-quality feature articles and news releases is also a skill. Although it might be tempting to assign writing to in-house marketing personnel, they typically know little, if anything, about crafting a promotional document that can stand up as editorial.

“With a high volume of quality published article over time, a business to business marketing publicity program is an extremely powerful tool that directly impacts leads, sales and expansion,” says Elliott. “On the other hand, a low volume of published articles is almost a wasted exercise.”

Contact:
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310-787-1940
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Industrial Dust Explosions: Exposing the Myths, and Establishing the Facts, Behind These Devastating Events

Despite the frequency and seriousness of these events, many corporations are slow to accept the reality of the problem, and are often unaware that dust explosion protection solutions exist.

(PRWEB) June 21, 2021 -- Current statistics indicate that the average manufacturing facility will experience a dust explosion every twenty years, with chemical, pharmaceutical and milling plants likely to experience more frequent events. However, despite recent examples of the devastation (in life, downtime and lost revenue), many manufacturers remain unaware that their facilities could be at high risk, or even that a wealth of dust explosion protection solutions exist to prevent a problem before it occurs.

According to David Cvetas, president of Cv Technology (www.cvtechnology.com) a prominent dust and gas explosion protection consulting and technology company, many corporations are slow to accept the reality that this could happen to them, despite the massive financial risks, liability and potential loss of life.

“The corporations we work with operate industrial or material processes that produce revenue from a quarter million to several million dollars a day,” observes Cvetas. “A single incident can shut a facility down for weeks or months, with devastating effects.”

Cvetas explains that there are many myths surrounding dust explosions, including:

Myth: Industrial dust explosions don’t occur that often.

Fact: Current statistical calculations estimate that an average of approximately 2-3 dust explosions occur in various manufacturing facilities in the United States every day, with the results being very deadly and very expensive.

Myth: If industrial dust explosions occur frequently, why don’t we hear more about it in the press?

Fact: There are reports of such events daily on national news tickers, but at the time of the initial explosion the cause is generally unknown or identified. Usually, after a period of days or weeks, an investigation will find that the cause was ignited dust. Furthermore, discussion of an explosion is often off limits outside most corporate offices for liability reasons.

Myth: It takes very unusual and unique situations for a dust explosion to occur

Fact: Almost all organic material or un-oxidized metal, when in a dust cloud, will ignite at a temperature below 500 C approximately the temperature of a recently extinguished match. Companies in pulp and paper, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and milling operations that handle powders and bulk solids are also susceptible. Food dusts such as sugar, starch, flour, and cocoa are also major causes of explosions.

DUST EXPLOSION PREVENTION:
Today, safety-conscious facility managers are turning to specialized consultants and technology vendors to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate the underlying causes of explosive events.

Cvetas emphasizes that the best protection systems blend active and passive technologies, and are as non-intrusive to process operations as possible. He credits his company's success to mixing and matching all available protection strategies and systems to each application, based on hard engineering data.

Cv Technology has also invested a great deal of time investigating technologies throughout Europe, to add to the protection solutions available in the United States. Such technologies include the Q-Rohr, a device originally developed by Rembe of Germany for safe indoor venting of process-driven dust explosions.

“Dust explosion prevention systems provide companies with peace of mind that they are operating their plants safely, preventing potential loss of life, and also protecting capital goods and valuable process revenue,” explains Cvetas.

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MTI Welcomes Log Creek Timber as Horizon Trucking Software Customer

Melton Technologies's Horizon Trucking Software (www.mtihorizon.com) has been chosen as the preferred dispatching solution for Log Creek Timber (www.logcreektimber.com) of Edgefield, SC. Log Creek Timber has been in the timber harvesting business since 1984 and chose Horizon Dispatch as the best way to move their company forward into the future.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) June 21, 2021 -- Melton Technologies's Horizon Trucking Software (www.mtihorizon.com) has been chosen as the preferred dispatching solution for Log Creek Timber (www.logcreektimber.com) of Edgefield, SC. Log Creek Timber has been in the timber harvesting business since 1984 and chose the Horizon Dispatch and QUALCOMM mobile communication system as the best way to move their company forward into the future.

The timber industry has specific needs in the managing of crews and sites, including the challenge that few roads and mileage systems support the location. Reggie Williams, Operations Manager of Log Creek Timber, needed a system that could graphically show where his trucks were and track them, using the terminology that his staff were familiar with. Log Creek has long had the foresight to invest in well-trained employees to assist management. With the Horizon trucking software, the operation tracks the individual crews and locations more efficiently than before.

"Log Creek uses terms that aren't very common in the trucking industry but are used everyday in the logging world, " explained Andrew MacNeill, Technology Marketing Manager of MTI. "With its built-in features, Horizon was able to display all of the information using terms that Log Creek's people understood, making learning a new system fast and easy."

Further improving business operations is Horizon Circle of Service, software that automates the dispatch process based on messages sent from the drivers on their QUALCOMM (www.qualcomm.com) mobile units. With accurate GPS positions and Horizon Mapping, Log Creek staff can see on a MapPoint (www.microsoft.com/mappoint) map where all of their units are.

"Horizon and the MTI trucking software are constantly meeting the needs of the trucking industry's niche areas - where standard solutions just don't fit," said Scott Gresham. "Log Creek showed us their situation and we have provided them with a cost-effective solution that meets their needs today and will grow with them."

Melton Technologies was one of the first companies to provide integration with QUALCOMM's mobile communication systems in the late 1980's and has gone on to be one of QUALCOMM's premier software partners.

Melton Technologies (MTI) has been a provider of transportation software since 1984, helping trucking companies manage a combined total of over 10,000 trucks nationwide. More information about MTI may be found on their web site at http://www.mtihorizon.com.

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Entrepreneurs: Learn How To Work Less, Make More

A new Focus Four entrepreneur coaching class is forming in Charlotte, NC beginning August 18 to teach small business owners how to work less and make more. Focus Four business coach Brent Dees leads the class designed to help entrepreneurs who are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level of business ownership.

(PRWEB) June 21, 2021 -- A new Focus Four entrepreneur coaching class is forming in Charlotte, NC beginning August 18 to teach small business owners how to work less and make more. Focus Four business coach Brent Dees leads the class designed to help entrepreneurs who are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level of business ownership.

To qualify, you must have been in business at least three years, be taking home at least $100,000 annually, want to grow your business while taking more time off to spend with your family. Only a few seats for the new class remain. Call 704-376-1005 to enroll, or to set up a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see if you are Focus Four material.

“I have already increased my income by 25 percent and I just started the program this January,” says Harry Hoover, managing principal of Hoover ink PR.

Focus Four is a three-year executive coaching system based upon the methods of Andrew Carnegie that helped make him, and the people around him, millionaires. The approach was developed by Richard “Dick” Zalack to help successful business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals like dentists, lawyers and accountants develop a strategic plan for life that enables them to achieve a higher level of balance, focus and goal accomplishment. Learn more about Focus Four at www.focusfour.com.

Brent Dees, who has been helping small business owners reach their personal and business goals since 1985, can be reached at 704-376-1005.

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June 20, 2021

Fine-Pitch Printing is Focus of Free, Live Web Seminar - Thursday, July 21, 2005, at 11 AM to Noon, U.S. E.T.

SMT manufacturing experts from Speedline Technologies will address of fine-pitch printing in a free, live, Web seminar, titled “Fine-Pitch Printing,” on Thursday, July 21st, from 11 AM to 12 Noon, U.S. Eastern time.

Franklin, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- In the SMT manufacturing process, as technology continues to move towards smaller components, it becomes increasingly important to meet fine pitch requirements. With 0201 chips, chip scale packages and micro BGAs becoming more prevalent, a process engineer must fully understand every aspect of the fine printing process.

To help, SMT manufacturing experts from Speedline Technologies will address the issues involved in a free, live, Web seminar, titled “Fine-Pitch Printing,” on Thursday, July 21st, from 11 AM to 12 Noon, U.S. Eastern time.

Topics will include:
- Squeegee selection
- Solder paste evaluation
- Lead free solder paste printing
- Stencil design, including pin-in-paste
- Aperture design
- Board support
- Fast cycle time printing
- Post-print inspection (2D and 3D)
A Question & Answer session will be included.

For more information, and to register, visit http://www.speedlinetech.com/seminars or call 1-508-541-4749.

Upcoming free live Web seminars include:
- Thurs., Aug. 18: Lead-Free Overview
- Thurs., Sept. 15: Lead-Free Wave Soldering
- Thurs., Oct. 20: Lead-Free Reflow Soldering
- Thurs., Nov. 17: Tin Whiskers
- Thurs., Dec. 15: Fine Pitch Printing
All webcasts are scheduled for 11 AM to Noon, U.S. E.T.

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

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

Press Contact:
Don Goncalves
Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc.
Tel.: 781-793-9380
http://www.tizinc.com

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New UID Quarterly Newsletter by A2B Tracking Will Focus on DoD UID Education

A2B Tracking Solutions of Portsmouth, RI is announcing an electronic newsletter, UID Quarterly. With a first issue scheduled for June 28, UID Quarterly is intended to educate and support the Department of Defense and DoD contractors and suppliers who must comply with the DoD unique identification (UID) mandate.

Portsmouth, RI (PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- UIDNew UID Quarterly Newsletter by A2B Tracking will Focus on DoD UID Education

A2B Tracking Solutions of Portsmouth, RI is announcing an electronic newsletter, UID Quarterly. With a first issue scheduled for June 28, UID Quarterly is intended to educate and support the Department of Defense and DoD contractors and suppliers who must comply with the DoD unique identification (UID) mandate. UID enables the DoD to identify and track tangible assets individually from cradle-to-grave. UID program manager LeAntha Sumpter currently spearheads this accountability effort, which was first advocated by the General Accounting Office (GAO).

The UID Quarterly will focus on education according to editor Joan Hacker, with regular case studies of companies that have achieved successful UID implementation. In the inaugural issue Titan Corporation’s AP&D; Division will be highlighted. In Opinion, a regular guest interview with an individual in the forefront of the UID movement, Marsha Campbell, Sr. Manager, Asset Management at Deloitte is interviewed on the role of the property manager in UID implementation.

Other regular features will include announcements and policy updates from the UID Policy Office as well as a guest column, Vendor’s Corner, written by vendors and experts from the scanning, verifying, marking, and labeling communities. Bar code scanner, direct part marking, and label printer expert Charles E. Mara will be featured in June, addressing bar code label vs. direct part marking options and requirements.

In addition, A2B technical experts will contribute a regular Software Solutions column as new standards continue to evolve. The first issue will feature perspective from bar code guru David Collins, President of Data Capture Institute and author of the book, USING BAR CODE - Why It's Taking Over. Collins was a member of the original UID Integrated Product Team (IPT).

To receive the electronic UID Quarterly email e-mail protected from spam bots and put UID Quarterly in the subject line.

A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking. Most recently A2B has developed UID Comply!™ a total solution package that streamlines the UID compliance process. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has lead the bar code industry movement into mobile computing, developing a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system for one of America’s largest parcel delivery companies. Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have lead innovations in applications for 40 years. To date, A2B has completed more than 2,000 tracking installations around the world. For more information about A2B Tracking, visit www.a2btracking.com or phone 800-733-7592.

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The Tungsten Fabrication Experts

For over a decade, the “Tungsten Electrode Experts” at DGP have lead the welding industry in the precise manufacture of tungsten electrodes. However, DGP’s capabilities do not end with tungsten electrodes! With their state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff, DGP is also an industry leader in the grinding and CNC machining of tungsten for any number of applications. DGP offers unmatched quality and capability at the lowest prices. DGP provides precise and consistent CNC parts from low volumes prototype to high-volume production and from the simplest rods to complex fabrications with the strictest tolerances

Newbury Park, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- For over a decade, the “Tungsten Electrode Experts” at DGP have lead the welding industry in the precise manufacture of tungsten electrodes. However, DGP’s capabilities do not end with tungsten electrodes! With their state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff, DGP is also an industry leader in the grinding and CNC machining of tungsten for any number of applications. DGP offers unmatched quality and capability at the lowest prices. DGP provides precise and consistent CNC parts from low volumes prototype to high-volume production and from the simplest rods to complex fabrications with the strictest tolerances.

For more information, to get a quote, or to speak with a trained DGP representative, contact us today at 1-805-498-3837 3-7867, e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots, or take a look at recent jobs at www.diamondground.com.

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.

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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Environmentally Friendly Cleaning with Light Reduces Costs

The innovative laser cleaning systems produced by Cleanlaser Systems from Germany, come to the UK. Used throughout the world for industrial and restoration cleaning, the equipment offers power and versatility, uses no water or chemicals and has the lowest cleaning running costs.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- CIProcess Ltd, the UK-based, innovative Cleaning and Process Systems company, announces that it is the exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom of laser cleaning systems produced by Clean Laser Systems in Aachen, Germany.

Developed over the last 10 years, the innovative laser cleaning systems combine power and versatility, with the lowest operating cost of all industrial cleaning methods. They offer a safe cleaning method and are environmentally friendly, using no water or chemicals and producing no effluent.

Primarily used for industrial cleaning and surface treatment, renovation and paint removal applications they also remove contaminants, production residue and coatings without damaging the substrate. Metallic and reflective surfaces are ideal although other substrates can be addressed.

Operating costs are reduced, through downtime minimization, low running costs and life span extension, with ROI paybacks of fewer than 12 months often achieved. They are easy to automate and can be integrated into existing manufacturing lines, to be used on-line and in-place without damaging equipment or requiring machine dismantling.

In use with leading companies and governments throughout the world, there are over 65 Cleanlaser systems in operation. Standard units are available in 120-W and 500-W versions, in portable or stationary versions, and special designs are also available.

Dave Adams, the technical director of CIProcess, reports "Laser cleaning is a precise, cost-effective method for cleaning when traditional methods fall short. Cleaning lasers are adept at removing additives, colorants, grease, rust, and other contaminants, while also minimizing abrasion and heat build-up.”

The Nd:YAG pulsed, solid-state lasers direct a high precision programmable scanning beam of up to 0.5mm diameter. The cleaning surface reflects laser energy and is minimally affected, however, any contaminants on the surface absorb the laser energy and are quickly vaporized, with any fumes or particulates removed by an in-built filter.

The cleaning stops when the contaminant is consumed, and consequently there is a minimal heat build-up, avoiding the microscopic roughening and cracking of metal surfaces that can be present when using traditional cleaning methods.

Cleanlaser systems are currently in use in the automobile, aerospace, bakery, food, electronics, restoration and other industries. New applications are constantly emerging and clients are invited to discuss their applications and submit their products and processes for testing in Cleanlaser’s laboratories.

The Cleanlaser systems are part of CIProcess’s extensive range of innovative cleaning and processing equipment including CIP/COP systems, innovative blast cleaning systems, skids, electrical and hygienic installations.

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Coreless Winding Perfected With Introduction of Superior Trapper Leaf Air Shaft

Superior and easy to use Convertech's Trapper leaf air shaft ensures precise concentricity and a firm grip on web material with minimal loading and unloading effort from the shaft.

WHARTON, NJ (PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- Convertech's Trapper leaf air shaft successfully demonstrates a simplified and reliable design which tightly grips the leading edge of web material firmly for easy air shaft startup and winding. An automatic release mechanism permits easier removal of finished rolls and trouble-free unloading from the air shaft. Convertech's Trapper leaf air shaft has one fixed gripper leaf which ensures roll concentricity and is available with either lift-out or flanged mountings.

High-quality anodized aluminum leaves provide uniform air shaft expansion and a firm yet non-damaging grip. Exceptionally easy to use the Convertech Trapper leaf air shaft grips the leading edge of the web material between the underside of the shaft's raised trapper leaf section and the gripper bar underneath. To release the finished roll simply deflate the air shaft for easy removal of the finished coreless roll.

Convertech Trapper leaf air shafts are available in wide web lengths up to 150 inches long. Built with the same advantages as its narrow web Trapper leaf air shaft, Convertech ships its wide web length air shaft substantially faster than competitors, usually in about two weeks.

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

You can find our more about Convertech's Trapper leaf air shaft and the fast delivery advantages at http://www.convertech.com

Interview Contact:
Larry Taitel
Telephone: 973-328-1850
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Convertech Inc.
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Kanban Selected by Outokumpu and Wiremold

Outokumpu and Wiremold select e-Kanban by Datacraft Solutions over Fax-kanban companies. Fax-kanban is not efficent and not lean.

(PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

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.

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

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

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Project-Based ERP Encompix Selected by Integrated Group

Integrated Group is a collection of diverse companies in Toronto that required a Project-Based ERP system. Encompix was that system.

(PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) added another ETO (Engineer-to-Order) manufacturer to its client roster this week in Toronto, Canada. The Integrated Group (www.igcompanies.com) is a collection of diverse companies whose flagship company, ID Merchandising, Inc.; it will be the primary user of Encompix software. ID Merchandising (idmerchandising.com) specializes in high-end point of purchase display units. They do most of the work for Land Rover and BMW for point of purchase displays as well as other large companies. They are particularly proud of their ability to integrate several different media options into a single display. ID is very similar to Programmed Products, ESP and Roy Metals, other key Encompix accounts in how they will process data.

ID has a terrific need for a new software application right now and began looking for software just three months ago. They spent significant time with Lilly-Visual (now Infor) and determined that application would not be a fit because of the heavy reliance on MRP concepts requiring part numbers. They spent time with JD Edwards seeing if that environment could work and they discovered that it was more difficult to use than Lilly. They got on the web and typed "Project Based Manufacturing" and up came Encompix. Total time of sale: 6 days from the first face-to-face meeting.

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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
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513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Postage Costs

ERP FaxMail Reduces Postage Costs solution benefits manufacturers and distributors and becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

(PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”

The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
* Reduce Postage Costs
* Reduce Faxing costs
* Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
* Reduce time spend at the fax machine
* Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
* Easy to use as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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Coolant Offers High Performance, Low Environmental Impact for Metalworking Industry

Custom solutions provider, Harry Miller Corp., introduces Kleerkut 4900. This industrial coolant is specifically designed to serve high-temperature alloy metalworking operations, while reducing waste by products.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2021 -- Harry Miller Corp. (http://www.HarryMillerCorp.com) announces Kleerkut 4900, a semi-synthetic coolant specially designed for industrial machining and grinding of high-temperature alloys, stainless steel and titanium. Kleerkut 4900 minimizes environmental impact in three ways: increasing the longevity of the coolant through bacterial resistance, reducing the need for additional chemical additives, and lowering the volume of industrial chemical waste.

One early adopter says coolant costs have been significantly reduced since the introduction of Kleerkut 4900 into their factory. Operators in this facility report that they appreciate the cleanliness of their workplace and the pleasant smell of the Kleerkut 4900. This product is now used in every machine in the plant and, in conjunction with an on-site reclamation unit, there is zero waste discharge.

Mike Naftzinger, Operations Manager of Shalmet Corp., reports that the product promotes carbide tool life in Shalmet’s stainless steel processing operation which machines and grinds a variety of high-temperature alloys and 300-400 grade stainless steel. He said, "My department uses Kleerkut 4900 in the wire shavers and centerless grinders. The product has solved a number of problems I was experiencing in the shop. First of all, we have had it in our centerless grinders since September, and haven’t once had to add biocide for bacterial control. Our previous coolant was consuming as much as five gallons every other week, and our operators were continually complaining about the odor.

"Secondly, the coolant provides a very dry “cake” on our filter paper, which is easier from a waste-treatment perspective, as well as the fact we know particulate is not carrying back to the header and causing scratches on our bars.”

Harry Miller Corp.’s Vice President and Technical Director, Nick Ariano, states that Kleerkut 4900 is a semi-synthetic metalworking lubricant that can be utilized in turning, milling, grinding, shaving and straightening operations. It provides lubrication for all steel grades, including stainless, hardened alloys, titanium alloys, and cast iron. Kleerkut 4900 can be used on aluminum or other non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass or bronze. Ariano said, “Kleerkut 4900 exhibits superior lubrication and die life in high speed turning or cutting processes. It is a low foaming lubricant, offers exceptional resistance to microbial degradation and is compatible with central systems utilizing filtration.”

According to Harry Miller Corp.’s President, Bruce Entwisle, “Our laboratory development team and field representatives work with our clients to provide solutions for any manufacturing difficulties they may have. Kleerkut is another example of our mission to develop the best custom chemicals to serve the specific needs of each of our clients in the metalworking industry. Kleerkut 4900 utilizes the latest technologies in corrosion resistance and combines them with specialty esters to promote good tool wear, resist misting, eliminate excessive additives, and reduce overall waste.”

The Harry Miller Corp. (http://www.HarryMillerCorp.com), established in 1936 to meet the chemical needs of a growing industrial sector, has specialized in finishing solutions for the steel and metalworking industries since World War II. Today, Harry Miller Corp. continues to expand the product line and develop specialty and custom chemicals to meet the challenges of the ever-changing landscape in industrial metalworking technology. Harry Miller Corp products are available through distributors, sales agents and licensees worldwide.

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MultiTherm has brought on a Myriad of new Heat Transfer Fluid Products

The leader in heat transfer fluids has brought on 8 new products that will fit your needs and process no matter what industry you are in.

(PRWEB) June 19, 2021 -- MultiTherm has the right fluid for your high temperature process application and every fluid provides energy efficient, non-hazardous, low viscosity applications that are recognized by USDA and FDA. Temperatures range from 0F (-12C) to 600F (315C) and are offered as follows:

- MultiTherm’s PG-1 is a high quality food grade heat transfer fluid for use in closed loop, liquid phase heating and cooling systems and is applicable to the Chemical, Food Process, Plastic, and Die Casting industries. The unique formula of MultiTherm PG-1 assures performance without the potential problems of many conventional fluids.
- MultiTherm’s IG-4 is a non-toxic durable heat transfer fluid for closed loop systems. Some of the benefits include a very low pressure system, excellent oxidation resistance, and a very high flash point (440 F). Chemical, Commercial Laundries, Die Temperatures, and Asphalt Storage are just a few of the applications
- MultiTherm’s 503 provides users with a non-toxic, low pressure alternative to chemical based heating and cooling fluids. Its main application is where low pressure and high efficiency is required. Heat loads can be achieved with lower flow rates, smaller heat exchangers or lower approach temperatures. Applications include Plastics Industry and Chemical Process industry.
- MultiTherm’s FF-1 is an economical way to remove loose material such as weld splatter, fines, and particulate matter, etc. left in lines and equipment, along with oil and some preservative coatings. This fluid is used in start-up and maintenance applications and when changing over to a new fluid.
- MultiTherm’s IG-1 has been designed to offer an economical alternative and highly refined thermal fluid for temperature ranging from 10F (-12C) to 550F (288C). Applications include Asphalt, Paper and Particle Board, Die-Casting, and Roofing Compounds.
- MultiTherm’s OG-1 has been designed to prevent oxidative degradation and deposits in open and closed loop systems. MultiTherm OG-1 heat transfer fluid is designed for a maximum film temperature of 600F and a maximum system bulk temperature of 550F. MultiTherm OG-1 offers the benefit of having a high flash point of 455F / 235C and a very low vapor pressure.

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Virtually Indestructible Mini Dome Disaster Shelter Kits Now Availaable

Mini Dome manufacturer, Thunder Ridge Industries, Inc. is gearing up production to provide steady supply of the affordable Mini Dome Shelter Kits due to increasing hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes.

(PRWEB) June 19, 2021 -- The Mini Dome Shelter Kits will be sold to homeowners wishing protection for their family and pets in their own backyards, costing less than most hot tubs. Available in five sizes 10', 12', 15', 18', 20' diameter from $3,000 to $8,000 the MINI DOME is also invaluable for comfortable living space in the aftermath of disasters to avoid food lines and crowded, public shelters that deny pets. The Mini Dome can also serve as a cabana, guest suite, studio, affordable housing and survival or vacation retreats.

The Mini Dome provides near absolute protection from earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, fires,germ warefare,volcanic ash, extreme temperatures and exceed fema and ibc standards. For more information on how to order a Mini Dome Shelter Kit go to minidome.net or call (866) 741-6201.

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Cyberxlink.com launches new Website

CyberXLink, a Southern California manufacturer of networking products, has launched a new e-commerce website.

(PRWEB) June 19, 2021 -- CyberXLink, a southern california manufacturer of networking products, has launched a new e-commerce website.

This new vibrant site, contains enhanced security features, an advanced search tool, and detailed descriptions of thousands of their products.

About CyberXlink:
CyberXLink has been supplying solutions to the telecommunications industry for many years, and has grown from what was once a small company to become a major industry supplier. CyberXLink is supported by a network of companies around the globe that specialize in all aspects of the networking and connectivity. As part of their ongoing commitment to quality, CyberXLink is registered as a company compliant with ISO 9002 standards. They pay special attention to providing reliable, high quality products. CyberXlink's products are tested, UL listed, and many products meet CUL, CE standards. With this registration they have developed a solid foundation that enables them to offer customers the finest quality products at very competitive prices.

CyberXlink specializes in CAT5, CAT5E, and CAT 6 Cable, Keystone Jacks, Patch Panels, Fiber Optics, Coaxial Cable, and thousands of other network connectivity products.

www.cyberxlink.com

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Voltaix Initiates Lean Manufacturing to Improve Customer Satisfaction, Throughput, and Productivity

Voltaix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries, today announced that Voltaix employees have received Lean Manufacturing Training from New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP).

North Branch, NJ (PRWEB) June 18, 2021 -- “This training provides our employees with a tool kit that will help our continuous improvement teams improve quality and reduce lead times. To our customers, this means improved responsiveness,” commented Matthew D. Stephens, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer. “Further, lean manufacturing techniques lead to streamlined processes which are safer to operate.”

Lean manufacturing training supports Voltaix on-going initiatives toward Improving Semiconductor Performance™. Earlier in the year, fifteen Voltaix employees received Six Sigma greenbelts.

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 Voltaix is available at www.voltaix.com.

To find out more about NJMEP, visit their website at www.njmep.org.

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Company Scores Another Innovation Triumph

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont develops software that dramatically reduces parts handling and costs.

East Dorset VT (PRWEB) June 18, 2021 -- Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, announced today his company has rolled out yet another decorating innovation breakthrough for their technologically sophisticated XE Series of pad printing machines. “A leading parts-supplier to the automotive industry collaborated with us on a decorating challenge,” said Joffe. “They were looking to decorate the plastic enclosure that houses the various control modules incorporated into the engine and systems management programs of new vehicles,” he continued. “Each module needed its own color-coded compartment and they sought a machine that could do the job accurately with automated efficiency and minimal parts handling,” Joffe explained.

The challenge was finding a way to reduce or eliminate unnecessary handling. The old-school method of attacking this job was to run all the parts through the printer, unload them, pack them, unload them again and print them again. Depending on the number of color-codes and their location on the part, this process would take operators 2-3 (or more) passes through the machine.

“We combined innovative software with one of our extremely capable and highly adaptable industry-leading XE Series machines,” Joffe said, “and came up with a solution that made our customer pretty happy.” Happy, indeed; Joffe and his engineering team configured a machine that would decorate the parts in one seamless operation---load once, print once, unload and ship! “He said he was going to send me a case of Dom Perignon,” laughed Joffe. “What I really like about this solution,” he said, “is that the XE had the capability to do the job---we just needed the software to tell it how. It’s brilliant.”

Other Pad Print Machinery of Vermont innovations this year include printing life-like images on full size basketballs, simultaneous front and back bottle printing and exact centering for marking corrective lens for the eyewear industry.

“We love challenges. Our engineering team thrives on creating solutions to the most complicated problems. They’re the best in the industry,” enthused Joffe.

“In the ultra competitive world economy, high volume cost-efficient manufacturing with laser-like precision and accuracy isn’t just the goal, it’s mandatory,” said Jon Hale, COO of the Vermont-based company. “All of our XE machines feature servo controls that enable prodigious production.” Hale said another significant XE Series advantage is quick, simple modifications. “Operator training on the XE Series is easy, too,” explained Hale. “Its PC-based software allows management production monitoring and troubleshooting. Plus, with a 20-gigabyte hard drive, this Series is a real time-saver. It stores and can instantly recall an unlimited number of jobs and parameters. You get extremely quick changeover from one job to the next,” added Hale. He said the built-in network card gives you over-the-web monitoring, trouble shooting and program updates as well as the ability to communicate with the operator even during production. “It’s a remarkable machine!”

For more in-depth details on the XE Series, please visit the newly enhanced and information-rich Pad Print Machinery of Vermont website at www.padprintmachinery.com.

About Pad Print Machinery of Vermont
Julian Joffe is the founder and president of Pad Print of Vermont. Although Joffe earned his degree in zoology, he had had a penchant for manufacturing as a result of the many hours he spent tinkering in his father’s workshop in South Africa as a youth. Upon graduation from University in 1976, he went to work in his father’s textile business and subsequently took over leadership of the company---expanding the business to include pad printing. In 1981, citing strong philosophical differences with the apartheid government, Joffe moved his family to United States and, in 1985, embarked on an alliance with COMEC Italia. He founded COMEC USA in a pre-world war one building in Yonkers, NY.

Over the next ten years business flourished. However, Joffe began to feel the magnetism of the New England way of life beckon. In 1994, he could no longer resist the urge to live a simpler, more enriched lifestyle and moved to Vermont

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont was born in what had been, during the fifties and sixties, the sole movie theater in picturesque Manchester, VT. As the company continued to grow in both number of employees and amount of machines being built at any given point in time, they began to suffer a terminal case of claustrophobia. A concerted search for an appropriately-sized facility in southern or central Vermont finally paid off and, in 2003, they moved into a new 22,500 square foot building located in East Dorset, Vermont just five miles north of the cramped quarters in the old theater.

The new airy and spacious hi-tech facility has a reception area, a large showroom, Machine Shop, Graphics Department, Plate Department, Ink Department, Sales Department, Shipping Department, and administrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 30 highly skilled and motivated individuals with an incredible sense of team spirit. Their experience in the pad printing industry is second to none.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont’s newest pad printing machines have combined technologies from the latest innovations in mechanical engineering and electronics. These machines are servo controlled and are extremely fast, extremely precise, and extremely reliable. PPMoV has led the pad printing industry with such breakthrough innovations as the ability to print on medical devices as small as .001 inch to fully automated eight-color machines.

In pursuing the goal of perfection in Customer Service and Satisfaction, the company constantly pushes the edge of the envelope and discovers more and more ways to incorporate pad printing into the customer manufacturing process. They look forward to the next 100 years.

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JER Announces a Private Placement Financing

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 18, 2021 -- JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX Venture: JER) (the “Company” or “JER”) announces a non-brokered private placement of up to 2,500,000 units.

The financing will consist of a private placement of up to 2,500,000 units at a price of $0.60 per unit. Each unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each full common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.75 per share for a period of 12 months from the date of closing and at an exercise price of $0.95 per share for the next 12 months. The proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes. A commission of 7% of the gross proceeds may be payable on a portion of the financing.

About Jer
JER is focused on the alternative wood products industry and is commercializing breakthrough intellectual property in various wood-plastic composites (WPC) markets. The Company has developed, in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC), 42 WPC patent pending formulations. The Company is in the process of establishing manufacturing operations in Canada, Philippines, China, Malaysia and India to produce WPC compound and related products for several industries including the automotive industry and the building and construction industry.

Further information on the Company is available at www.jerenvirotech.com.

“Sokhie Puar”
Sokhie Puar, Director

For Further Information Please Contact:
Mr. Bijay Singh
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Phone: 604-684-3783

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E-Trade2China Inc. – Success in San Antonio, Next Stop Minneapolis

E-Trade2China Inc. Draws the Crowds at ISM, Continues Expansion.

Shanghai, China (PRWEB) June 18, 2021 -- E-Trade2China Inc. would like to thank the organizers and distinguished guests at last month’s Institute for Supply Management Conference in San Antonio, TX, for making it a complete success.

E-Trade2China Inc. is proud to have successfully introduced and demonstrated its low-cost, low-risk Buying Office approach to a broad range of APP and CPM-certified Procurement professionals, and is excited about the progress it is now making with the people and companies it has met. As a result of this success, E-Trade2China Inc. will be appearing at next year’s ISM Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

E-Trade2China Inc. proud that many of these companies have decided to use E-Trade2China Inc. as a solution to their Procurement challenges in China.

Similarly, E-Trade2China Inc. is delighted to welcome those companies on board who have decided to put it to the test is on a project basis, and E-Trade2China Inc. looks forward to working with them.

E-Trade2China Inc. is also pleased to announce that its recent growth has now pushed its current staffing levels to over 200, all of whom are dedicated to providing E-Trade2China Inc.’s clients with the best value sourcing model available in China today.

To find out what you may be missing, please contact Jonathan Fayers, E-Trade2China’s Marketing Director, at e-mail protected from spam bots.

E-Trade2China Inc. is a British-owned company in Shanghai, China, which operates turnkey Buying Offices for a number of US- and UK-based companies. It has a unique legal status in China which enables its clients to function as fully-licenced companies in China. E-Trade2China headhunts, employs and manages dedicated Procurement, Sourcing, and QC staff who work for its clients’ operations full-time, and enables its clients to bypass commission payments to importers, agents, and trading companies.

Contact Information:

Jonathan Fayers
Marketing Director
E-Trade2China Inc.
13F King World Hi-Tech Building
668 Beijing East Road
Shanghai 200001
People's Republic of China

Tel: +8621 6120 6061 ext 815
Fax: +8621 5308 0636

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ExpresSeal® Offers Fast Sealing Solutions from Design to the Line

ExpresSeal®, a division of Apple Rubber Products, offers turnkey capabilities to provide fast sealing solutions, including hydraulic and pneumatic seals in virtually every profile, from the design stage to the customer's production line. ExpresSeal's integrated capabilities include off-the-shelf solutions from an extensive inventory of standard seal profiles to machined seals provided within 24 hours for emergency replacement or fast prototypes. ExpresSeal is also equipped to handle shaft seal requirements, either off the shelf or custom made.

ExpresSeal can produce and ship out seals, including metric sizes, in virtually any standard profile according to customer specifications from .250" I.D. (6.35 mm) up to 10" O.D. (254 mm), for testing and limited runs, within 24 hours. Larger sizes from 10" to 60" O.D. can also be accommodated by ExpresSeal. A variety of profiles are available including O-ring, wiper, shaft, back-up, guide, piston and rod seals.

ExpresSeal's extensive inventory of standard seal profiles includes heavy duty U-seals, piston cups, vee packing seals, T-seals, piston seals with energizer, wiper rings, back-up rings and wear rings. In addition, ExpresSeal offers seals in a wide variety of materials such as polyurethane, Teflon�, Filled Teflon�, Viton�, Buna N, Ethylene-Propylene, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and others.

ExpressSeal's complete capabilities include design engineering, manufacturing, quality, R&D;, custom prototyping, custom machined seals and custom molding.

For more information, including a copy of ExpresSeal's brochure, call 1-800-446-4773, FAX (716) 684-1678, email: [email protected] Or write ExpresSeal, a Division of Apple Rubber Products, 204 Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY 14086-9504

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June 17, 2021

Chinese Business Specialist and China SEO Consultant Lonnie B. Hodge Will Join Sinotrading.us As Full-time International Search Engine Marketing Coordinator and Director

Lonnie B. Hodge, a China SEO Specialist and Chinese Business Consultant, has joined forces with www.Sinotrading.us to provide translation, editing and cultural marketing services.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- Lonnie B. Hodge has agreed to work exclusively for clients of sinotrading.us. Hodge, a specialist in Chinese Cultural marketing and Search Engine Optimization, will operate from China on behalf of U.S. and international clients looking to increase page rankings and visibility in International markets. He will join sinotrading.us as a full-time international search engine marketing coordinator and director.

Lonnie has placed over 6,000 keywords in #1 positions for clients ranging from a Chicago dentist to an international vacation ownership concern.

Hodge is an internationally reviewed SEO provider and is listed with SEO pros as one of only two reviewed China resources. Hodge has been an entrepreneur and corporate trainer for thirty years and is a past NEA fellow in writing.

Hodge will provide affordable search engine optimization, translations, company introductions, editing, promotional and private labeled product location, keyword placement and search engine submission among many other services.

Hodge also blogs for BNN on issues relating to Sino-American relationships. His articles can be found at http://www.legendgames.net/showcategory.asp?page=blognews/worldpolitics.

Hodge's services are listed on sinotrading at http://www.sinotrading.us/SEO.htm.

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Granum Inc. / Choice Organic Teas Wins Environmental Award

Granum, Inc., manufacturer of Choice Organic Teas, was a recent recipient of a Waste Prevention and Recycling Award for their sustainable business practices. The award was presented by Resource Venture, a partner of the City of Seattle's Public Utilities and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- Granum, Inc., maker of Choice Organic Teas, was honored at the 4th annual BEST Awards (Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) ceremony on June 9th. The awards ceremony, hosted by Resource Venture, a partner of the City of Seattle’s Public Utilities and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, recognized and celebrated the sustainable measures applied by businesses in the Greater Seattle area. Granum, Inc. / Choice Organic Teas was presented with a Waste Prevention & Recycling Award for their environmental practices. To learn more about the winners’ sustainable actions visit http://www.resourceventure.org/rv/news/in-the-spotlight/index.php

Granum Inc. received this award because of the many sustainable and socially conscious practices used in their business applications. They are the manufacturer of Choice Organic Teas, the number one selling exclusively organic tea line in North America. Their facility is certified organic, and they offset 100% of their electricity usage by purchasing wind-generated power. Their tea bags are made with natural fiber, unbleached filter paper and no PVdC (Polyvinylidene Chloride). They recycle an estimated 71% of their total waste. “We are honored to receive this award, and appreciate Resource Venture’s acknowledgement and highlighting of our operations. We hope that other businesses see Granum, Inc. as an example and realize that environmental consciousness is smart for business,” says Blake Rankin, company founder and president.

The Resource Venture provides free environmental consulting services to Seattle-area businesses. It helps companies lower their utility costs, obtain rebates, comply with regulations and receive public recognition, all while protecting the environment. Since 1990, the Resource Venture has helped thousands of businesses recycle, use less water, prevent stormwater pollution and build sustainably. It is a program of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities. For more information, contact the Resource Venture at (206) 389-7304 or e-mail protected from spam bots. You can also visit their web site, www.resourceventure.org.

Granum, Inc. introduced Choice Organic Teas in 1989 with three teas from organic Japanese tea gardens. Sixteen years later, they offer more than seventy varieties of Black, Green, Oolong, White teas, and herbal infusions, from around the world, available in tea bags and loose leaf. They strive to produce the highest quality, best tasting teas that appeal to a wide range of palettes and emphasize their commitment to sustainable agriculture. Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the US to Fair Trade Certify all qualifying teas. Choice Organic Teas provides exceptional tasting teas with an environmental and social conscience. Visit www.choiceorganicteas.com for more information.

Contact Information:
Autumn White
Choice Organic Teas / Granum, Inc.
(206) 525-0051
www.choiceorganicteas.com

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Web Based GPS Tracking Site Launched

For fleet to foe, now locate accurately and instantly. Real time fleet, asset or personal tracking is now just a click away by mounting a small black box in the object. Any day, anytime, access web page and find it instantly.

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- CES Wireless (www.ceswireless.com) of Winter Park, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of Mobile Information, Asset Tracking and Fleet Management solutions today announced the release of FleetLinc (www.fleetlinc.com), a web based personal, asset and fleet management software system.

The product provides the user with a set of tools to manage their tracked objects through a web interface, accessible anywhere in the world by any number of dispatchers or users. The in-vehicle product is the well-proven device already in use by thousands of customers worldwide, from public safety, transportation, police departments, courier, readymix local state and government bodies. Further, since select CES Wireless mobile product is available through CES Wireless and Motorola resellers, a significant local wireless support resource exists which undoubtedly is one of the best trained and qualified.

Resellers can host their own private labeled FleetLinc service, bring their own airtime plan and subscribe to the service only, bring their own hardware and subscribe to the service, or subscribe to the FleetLinc/CES Wireless airtime plan.

"We are very excited to release this low cost fleet management solution," said Pat Lohan, President and CEO at CES Wireless. "Our resellers will now be able to add another product, another service, another revenue model to their current offerings".

About CES Wireless Technologies
CES Wireless Technologies was founded in 1970 and is a manufacturer and global supplier of Mobile Information and Fleet Management technology software and equipment. Headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, equipment is in use at over 5,000 installations ranging in size from 10 to over 1500 vehicles. CES Wireless' reputation has become synonymous with quality, reliability and ruggedness that can be depended upon by heavy-duty trucking, service, public safety, transportation and transit industries. Select Products are available through Motorola, Motorola resellers. All products are available from CES Wireless dealers worldwide.

Company Website: http://www.ceswireless.com
FleetLinc Website: http://www.fleetlinc.com

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CES Wireless is a developer and manufacturer of asset tracking, fleet management and mobile information solutions. Products, both software and hardware, provide fleet managers with tools to collect and evaluate vehicle originated data. Products operate over popular wireless services, including conventional/trunking radio and cellular data networks. CES Wireless products are available from Motorola, Motorola resellers and CES Wireless authorized resellers worldwide. www.ceswireless.com

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Early 20th Century Collection of Hand Carved Chinese Antiques to be Sold

An unprecedented collection of early 20th century Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer due for sale.

Loomis, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- Perhaps the largest collection of antique Asian lacquer products in the world is being made available to dealers and galleries. Purchased by Jaeger Carved Arts, Ltd., nearly three decades ago, through an exclusive export agreement with the Peoples Republic of China, the pre 1950 artifacts are in original packaging and are in nearly pristine condition. Retiring president of Jaeger Carved Arts, Ltd., Irwin Jaeger, quickly became occupied with other business interests after purchasing the hand crafted lacquerware, resulting in an extended storage of the fine artifacts at a Los Angeles facility. Now, the retiring Mr. Jaeger is offering the entire collection for sale in one large lot. Offered at the original decades old cost of $800,000 (not including duties or freight charges), Mr. Jaeger, will consider all offers.

The process of creating a single piece of Chinese Lacquer requires elaborate hand work and complicated artistry by accomplished masters. The Lac tree (grown in Central and Southern China) exudes a resin that has remarkable properties. Besides brightness and luster, it holds a certain quality of preserving the material upon which it is applied. The lacquer is applied evenly on a base of either copper or bronze. Each coat must be allowed to dry five hours in a damp chamber. In general, it requires one hundred to several hundred coats of lacquer before carving can begin. The complete process takes several months to over a year to create a single piece.

The Cinnabar Lacquer antiques from China were crafted between the years 1900 and 1950. The inclusion of original packaging and large numbers of sets (with two or more pieces per box), greatly increase the value to collectors. An estimated 4700 boxes of sets and individual vases, plates, dishes, etc, are included as well as larger pieces such as life size Foo Dog statues, a six panel screen, and ½ life size carved horses.

View a more detailed description with photos at the following link. http://www.trocadero.com/7sunsdistribution/items/417328/item417328store.html#item

Color photos available on request.
Contact: Rozan Kitchen, Manager, Seven Suns Distribution, +1-916-663-1535 or e-mail protected from spam bots

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Dampers Provide Constant Speed Motion Control

H. A. Guden Co., Inc. has introduced a full line of compression and extension dampers to assist designers and engineers with their motion control needs. Guden dampers are used primarily where a heavy load or door must be lowered or swung in a controlled motion at a constant speed.

Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- H.A. Guden Co., Inc. has introduced a full line of compression and extension dampers to assist designers and engineers with their motion control needs. Guden dampers are used primarily where a heavy load or door must be lowered or swung in a controlled motion at a constant speed. For example, dampers prevent a door from being slammed shut, or from being pulled or swung wildly open.

Guden dampers supplement their gas springs to provide a complete selection of lifting, lowering and dampening options. While similar in appearance to gas springs, dampers are force–absorbing instead of force-supplying devices. Two types are offered to control speed in either compression or extension, depending on the mounting position.

In Guden dampers, a piston with a small orifice must pass through hydraulic oil, thus controlling speed. They are made in rod/tube diameter sizes from .24'' by .59'' to .315'' by .87'', with stroke lengths from 2" to 7", extended lengths from 7.9" to 19.7" and maximum load capacities from 50 lb to 100 lb load per damper. Heavy, medium heavy, medium, medium light and light damping dampers are all available.

Custom dampers are available in lengths up to 26" with a stroke of up to 10". All dampers are available on special order "double-damped" – damped in both compression and extension.

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, www.guden.com.

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Imaje Wins the Coveted Red Dot Award with the Imaje 2000 Print & Apply System

With over 4,000 entries from 40 countries, the Red Dot design award ranks among the largest design competitions worldwide. The coveted trophy is the red dot, the international seal of quality for outstanding design.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- “This award has, I think, resulted in a pride within the company and especially for everyone that has been involved in the project. It is a proof of our capacity to create innovative products and the fact we are way ahead of our competitors in developing products inline with users needs”, says Jörn Schmoldt, Imaje Design Manager.

“It is a great honour that an organisation, like the Red Dot, who is not within our industry, has recognized the Imaje2000. To be compared with totally different products - and win, makes the award an even greater achievement”, he continues.

The international Red Dot jury consisted of several designers with judgement criteria as: Degree of innovation, Functionality, Formal quality, Ergonomic value and Durability. Imaje won the part of the competition, which rewards great product development achievements.

The Red Dot organisation writes the following about Imaje 2000:

The Imaje2000 labelling system is designed user-friendly. Key features of the unit are easy installation, operation and maintenance, resulting in low operational costs.

The modular construction of the system allows an adaptation and installation of the unit to the respective production requirements in a vertical as well as horizontal arrangement. The different modules can easily be exchanged or supplemented. This, and the use of high quality materials, guarantee a long life cycle and an environmentally sound operation. Due to its compact design, the unit can be integrated into any production line without any problems. The system software provided and an integrated web server allow an easy installation and system update in any location.

In today's marketplace, there will always be manufacturers who can offer products for less money. Yet, to succeed and to win market share and margin, Imaje wants to deliver customers something better, something that clearly is different to what the competition can offer. One of these key deliverables is a strong product design. Imaje 2000 Series, winner of the Red Dot Design Award, is one of the concrete results of this commitment into product design.

Göran Telhage, Product Manager says: “Due to its design architecture, the Imaje 2000 Series is currently the best solution on the market for secure identification of cartons and pallets throughout the supply chain”.

Schmoldt concludes, “For me, personally, the award confirms my role within the company and reminds me to take pride in my work. It also emphasizes the importance of design and the designer’s function to keep the different parts of product development together. And to always keep in mind to make the product user-friendly.”

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Kanban Selected by KOYO and dj Orthopedics

Fax Kanban is Not Efficient and Not Lean for KOYO and dj Orthopedics. Both instead selected Datacraft Solutions, an E-kanban system.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2021 -- 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

Fax Kaban is not Efficient and not Lean

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

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

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

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June 16, 2021

Internationally Renowned Inventors Keynote Speakers for Energy Conferences in US

Dr. Danny Stefanini, Savastat SC HydoPath technology inventor, and Andrew Bowley, inventor of Savastat Boiler Load Compensation Controls traveled to the US as guests of Savastat-USA. They were keynote speakers at three conferences, including the 2005 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Association of Physical Plant Administrators (KAPPA) held at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 8-10, 2005. The conference themes included, “The Environment, Energy Efficiency and Our Budgets” with solutions available with the Savastat boiler controls and physical water treatment product lines.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Dr. Danny Stefanini, Savastat SC HydoPath technology inventor, and Andrew Bowley, inventor of Savastat Boiler Load Compensation Controls and founder of Fuel Economy Limited, traveled to the US as guests of Savastat-USA. They were keynote speakers at three conferences, including the 2005 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Association of Physical Plant Administrators (KAPPA) held at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky, June 8-10, 2005.

The 2005 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Association of Physical Plant Administrators (KAPPA) presented an informative slate of speakers that included Dr. Danny Stefanini and Andrew Bowley discussing “Boiler System Savings” available with the Savastat boiler and water treatment product line. Kentucky State University presented Certificates of Appreciation to the two distinguished speakers.

Additional program sessions and panel discussions focused on the KAPPA 2005 Conference theme, “The Environment, Energy Efficiency and Our Budgets.” Sessions covered topics of interest for all including Central Plant, Grounds, Housekeeping, Energy Savings Performance Contracts, Employee Relations and more. Attendees toured selected campus facilities and viewed vendor displays throughout the conference.

Savastat-USA and its authorized dealers sponsored two Energy Conferences, one in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 7, 2005, and one in Frankfort, Kentucky, on June 9, 2005. Attendees included federal and state government dignitaries, industry and education leaders from across US as well as state Department of Energy representatives.

While major US companies like General Electric introduce five-year plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 1%, the technologies developed by the two specialists from the United Kingdom are creating typical energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions of 15-25% annually. Dr. Danny Stefanini and Andrew Bowley the developers of the Savastat product line have achieved over 350,000 successful installations worldwide. These installations reduce energy consumption, eliminate lime scale and bacteria in water systems without using chemicals, reduce maintenance costs and extend equipment life. Recently, Savastat-USA received South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control approval for use of the Savastat-SCP unit in public swimming pools throughout the state. These non-chemical water solutions reduce costly maintenance, provide greater safety and are now being introduced across the US by Savastat-USA.

According to Mary Ann Shatto, the President/CEO of Savastat-USA, Inc., commercial and government agencies are becoming aware of the many benefits and savings being provided by Savastat equipment, largely because of conferences like the ones sponsored last week. Savastat-USA is a business partner with the US Department of Energy’s Rebuild America and Energy Smart Schools programs as well as an Energy Star Business Partner.

The three conferences provided Savastat-USA the opportunity to bring Dr. Danny Stefanini and Andrew Bowley to the US to discuss in detail how their emerging technologies provide major industry solutions. For instance, the Savastat-SCP commercial water treatment technology physically treats water by eliminating hazardous bacteria and algae without the use of harmful chemicals. This technology has important applications for water parks, public pools, and health care facilities that face the hazards of spreading water-born diseases. Savastat-USA and its authorized dealers provide healthier pools, spas and recreation.

The Savastat-LC and Savastat-HW technology, invented and discussed by Andrew Bowley, are intelligent next generation controls for boilers and direct fired hot water heaters that provide a historical average of 15-25% energy savings and reduce greenhouse gases by the same amount.

Additional technology applications discussed by Dr. Danny Stefanini were how Savastat SC with HydroPath technology marketed in the US by Savastat-USA eliminates and prevents lime scale without the use of hazardous chemicals in chillers, cooling towers, steam boilers, heat exchangers and other applications which have met with rave reviews in the US. The technology, with well over 300,000 installations worldwide, has a 100% “fit for purpose” success rate.

Many satisfied Savastat-USA customers who have achieved impressive results with Savastat products came to the conferences and shared their success stories impromptu with conference attendees.

For additional information about Savastat-USA, you can visit the website at: www.savastat.us. For information requests by phone, call toll free 877-823-2324.

Contact Information:
Contact Person: Lee Shatto
Company: Savastat-USA
Phone: 740.454.8272
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Web: http://www.savastat.us.

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Leading Nanotechnolgy Powerbroker Mark Modzelewski Joins NanoDynamics as VP of Strategic Opportunities

Efforts to focus on creating new product line partnerships, government opportunities, strategic relationships, and acquisitions.

New York, NY (PRWEB via NSTI) June 16, 2021 -- NanoDynamics,™ Inc., a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products, announced today that noted nanotechnology business visionary F. Mark Modzelewski is joining the firm in the newly created position of Vice President of Strategic Opportunities.

In his new role, Modzelewski will be responsible for the identification and formation of new strategic partnerships, corporate relationships, licensing deals, joint ventures, and acquisitions, as well as furthering the Company's government funding and contracting opportunities.

"We are very excited to have Mark join us," said Keith Blakely, CEO of NanoDynamics. "Having Mark come over from Lux Research, a firm that has been of great help in shaping our business strategy, allows us to accelerate our plan to establish NanoDynamics as one of the leading nanotechnology-enabled product companies in the world. Mark brings tremendous business, financial, and government-sector experience, and has been one of the leading advocates of the potential for nanotechnology," Blakely added.

Modzelewski founded and is executive chairman of The NanoBusiness Alliance, whose purpose is to advance the emerging trillion dollar business of nanotechnology. He also co-founded and served as managing director of Lux Research, a premier research and advisory firm focusing on the business and economic impact of nanotechnology and related emerging technologies.

This spring, Mark served as a visiting professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Business teaching technology entrepreneurship. In 2003, Modzelewski launched, and continues to advise, the Benet Group, a private equity firm focused on bio-nanotechnology companies, that builds start-ups from raw science working with leading university and government researchers.

Modzelewski is a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He is among the most well-known figures in the technology field and was recently recognized by Forbes as one of nanotech's top "powerbrokers."

Before starting the NanoBusiness Alliance, Modzelewski was vice president of business development for Opion, a surveillance and marketing technology company, and a director of Niehaus, Ryan, Wong, New York, heading strategic communications, investor relations and issues-management efforts for a host of leading technology companies.

Prior to entering the private sector, Modzelewski was an appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving as special assistant in the offices of HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and Secretary Dan Glickman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Modzelewski earned his law degree at the University of Denver College of Law.

"Keith has put together a world-class team and a product-focused approach that is truly helping to drive nanotechnology from the lab to the marketplace," said Modzelewski. "Helping start Lux Research and being part of its growth and success was an incredible experience and I am looking forward to continuing working with the team at Lux in the future."

"Mark's unique perspective has helped deliver valuable insights to many of Lux Research's clients," said Lux Research CEO Peter Hebert. "We're excited to continue our work with him as a client at NanoDynamics."

About NanoDynamics
NanoDynamics,™ Inc., is a leader in the field of nanotechnology and manufacturer of superior nanomaterials. With proprietary technologies and a wealth of human capital, and broad experience in commercializing emerging technologies, the company is uniquely positioned to economically produce high quality nanomaterials in commercial quantities. NanoDynamics' high-quality nanomaterials and nano-enabled products are already making possible revolutionary advances in a wide range of products and industries, including electronics, semiconductors, fuel cells, transportation, energy, biotechnology and consumer products. For more information, please visit: www.NanoDynamics.com.

About Lux Research
Lux Research is the world's leading nanotechnology research and advisory firm. It is dedicated to helping clients make better decisions to profit from nanoscale science and technology, through its analysts' unique expertise and unrivaled network. Its clients include top decision makers at large corporations, portfolio managers and analysts at leading financial institutions, CEOs of the most innovative start-ups, and visionary public policy makers

About the NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the first industry association founded to advance the emerging business of nanotechnology and Microsystems. The NanoBusiness Alliance's mission is to create a collective voice for the emerging small tech industry and develop a range of initiatives to support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community, including: research and education, public policy, public awareness, public relations, and promotions and industry support.

For more information on NanoDynamics and its superior nanomaterials, please contact:

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Making Home Tech Affordable

Elkins Technologies of Aurora, Illinois announces it’s new partnership with Home Logic of Marblehead, MA, manufacturer of Home Automation products.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- “Home Automation is gaining popularity in the area.” says Elkins Technologies president Mark Elkins, “but many times it is either poorly done or unaffordable for most local homeowners. Our partnership with Home Logic allows us to provide owners and builders of lower cost homes with a level of automation and convenience normally found only in multimillion dollar homes. The product fits well in homes starting at $350,000.”

The heart of the Home Logic system is a Windows XP based controller called the Home Brick. The Home Brick can control the security system, HVAC, lighting, irrigation, pool equipment, music and video, or anything else in the home. It even comes with a built in MP3 server and can access Internet radio. All the features can be accessed from a wall mount or wireless touch screen, a pocket PC, or any computer on your home LAN. It can also be accessed via the Internet. “Access is completely secure.” says Elkins “The owner can easily verify security, since all access to the system is logged.”

The Home Logic system has won a number of awards and recognitions. These include High Impact Product of the Year from TecHome and CEPro magazines, and Product of the Year from Electronic House.

Elkins Technologies offers a full lineup of home and business automation and communication products, including home theater, phones, security and networking.

Elkins Technologies can be contacted at 630-499-0198, or on the web at ElkinsTech.com.

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Citadon to Extend its Online Security Offerings with Technology from Bharosa

Exclusive Agreement Will Make Industry-Leading Web Security Platform Available to Citadon Clients Worldwide

Santa Clara & San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Bharosa, a provider of Web-based security solutions to combat online identity theft, and Citadon®, a provider of integrated Web-based collaboration, document management and business process management solutions, today announced an agreement to expand the range of security options available to worldwide users of Citadon’s Web-based collaboration solutions.

Under the terms of this agreement, Citadon will integrate Bharosa's v.Crypt™ platform into the Citadon CW (Collaboration Workspace) platform. As a result, Citadon clients will have even greater flexibility to authenticate use at the document, task, user, and event level and will have additional tools to satisfy digital signature requirements, which are very important in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical trials and financial services.

Named one of the top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Private Companies by the San Francisco Business Times, Citadon has a rapidly growing clientele that includes some of the largest enterprises in the world — companies with business-critical projects and stringent and rising concerns regarding information security. "Our clients require the ability to securely exchange information with their external business partners and want the ability to tailor the level of security access to meet their business needs” said Howard Koenig, President and CEO for Citadon. “In this climate of growing risk, we’re committed to delivering the most rigorous security available. By making Bharosa’s v.Crypt solution available as an option for Citadon CW, we’re able to provide industry-leading protection against all known forms of online fraud as well as future threats.”

The Bharosa v.Crypt™ platform is the first complete enterprise defense against Internet-based fraud, offering advanced user authentication and fraud monitoring, detection and alerting capabilities. Bharosa secures applications without needing hardware, software or devices, which is critical to businesses like Citadon, who host services on the Web. "Bharosa has found an effective way to guard businesses and their consumers against phishing, Trojans and other online frauds without use of any devices or downloads," said Paul Saunders, information security analyst for WR Hambrecht + Co.

Bharosa CEO Jon Fisher states businesses can be much more confident working with solution providers like Citadon who “are taking action on behalf of their customers’ interests, not waiting for the solutions of the past to catch up to today’s risks. Smart businesses know what having high standards for service means in today’s world,” says Fisher. “It means you can’t implement new software systems, a process which can take months, at every turn, in response to every new risk. Systems need to be fluid enough to adapt to what in six months might be a whole new set of threats associated with doing business online. At Bharosa, which means trust, we’re creating confidence in a solution that will help our clients rise to tomorrow’s challenges.”

About Bharosa
Bharosa, Inc. is a privately held company founded in May 2003 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Bharosa offers online security solutions to protect against the rising risks of Phishing, Trojan and Proxy-based fraud. Bharosa’s patent-pending technology uses images to format and transmit data in ways only the users themselves and their institutions can decipher. Bharosa’s v.Crypt Tracker product, also available with it’s authentication suite, helps organizations monitor and detect online fraud. More information about Bharosa is available at www.bharosa.com

About Citadon
Citadon is the award-winning provider of on-demand collaboration and business process management solutions for distributed and project-oriented organizations. Citadon provides web-based solutions that enable customers and their constituents to seamlessly share and manage a wide variety of document types, automate complex business processes, collaborate, and communicate without barriers while providing a secure mechanism for capturing and leveraging knowledge.
More than 60,000 subscribers in over 60 countries rely on Citadon to deliver business-critical automation and management. Citadon customers include Alcoa, Ameren, Chicago Transit Authority, EC Harris, GM, ICA Fluor, and Novo Nordisk Engineering, Parsons Iraq Joint Venture, Shell Oil Products, and Transport for London. Most recently, Citadon was recognized as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the San Francisco Area. For more information, please visit: www.citadon.com.

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Wilbert Plastic Services Names Joseph W. Joyner New Vice President Of Sales & Marketing

Joseph W. Joyner, a 20-year veteran of sales and marketing in plastics and metals manufacturing, has joined Wilbert Plastic Services as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Broadview, IL (PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Joseph W. Joyner, a 20-year veteran of sales and marketing in plastics and metals manufacturing, has joined Wilbert Plastic Services as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, announced President Curt Zamec.

“Joe’s primary objectives will be to expand our growing customer base domestically and internationally, provide leadership for our experienced sales team and continue to drive profitable growth,” Zamec said. “We are delighted to have Joe on our team, and look forward to his many contributions to our customers and our company.”

Prior to joining Wilbert Plastic, Joyner spent the last five years with Nypro, Inc., a $900 million international injection molding company. He also worked for Flambeau Corporation, where he held several sales and marketing positions, as well as for Morton Custom Plastics and Cabot Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

About Wilbert Plastic Services
Wilbert Plastic Services offers a single source for design, thermoforming, injection molding and packaging. Based in Chicago, Wilbert Plastic Services has nine plant locations and approximately 1,500 employees. For more information, visit Wilbert Plastic Services on the web at http://www.wilbertplasticservices.com.

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Accessing Wireless Sensor Networks: Gridlogix adds support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ Wireless Sensor Network

Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable XML Web Services technology today announced enhanced support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ wireless sensor network. SmartMesh is a wireless mesh sensor network used in remote monitoring and control. The Gridlogix EnNET® XML Web Service application extends the functionality of the SmartMesh system to include robust protocol translation between the wireless mesh network and other automation protocols and systems. EnNET translates the SmartMesh wireless protocol into BACnet/IP, SNMP, and LonWorks® allowing Dust Networks’ wireless sensor network to be seamlessly integrated with existing automation networks.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable XML Web Services technology today announced enhanced support for Dust Networks’ SmartMesh™ wireless sensor network. SmartMesh is a wireless mesh sensor network used in remote monitoring and control. The Gridlogix EnNET® XML Web Service application extends the functionality of the SmartMesh system to include robust protocol translation between the wireless mesh network and other automation protocols and systems. EnNET translates the SmartMesh wireless protocol into BACnet/IP, SNMP, and LonWorks® allowing Dust Networks’ wireless sensor network to be seamlessly integrated with existing automation networks.

Other Gridlogix enhancements to the SmartMesh system include:
- support for real-time writes to ODBC compliant relational databases
- event-based email notifications transmitted to multiple recipients
- the Gridlogix standardized XML Web Service and its WSDL (Web Service Description Language) interface now supports the unique capabilities of the SmartMesh system.
- EnNET’s Firewall Proxy technology provides remote access to the SmartMesh network without requiring the use of fixed and public IP addresses
- The Gridlogix multi-protocol device management application known as EnNET Device Explorer now includes robust support for managing and configuring the SmartMesh wireless network.

Tim Huneycutt, VP of Application Engineering at Gridlogix, said, "We have eliminated the need to differentiate between wireless-based data sources and all other corporate data sources. Thanks to the market leading position of Dust Networks, we saw an opportunity to extend our existing EnNET web services framework into the expanding domain of wireless mesh networks. This extension of our integration framework will help our global community of developer-partners embrace wireless mesh networks in their enterprise solutions. The same way EnNET is extending BACnet™, LonWorks™ and many other smart device networks to the enterprise, we now offer wireless mesh services based on accepted IT standards.”

Examples of uses include:
- Enterprises desiring to integrate wireless sensor data with existing “wired” networks.
- Multi-facility enterprises wanting to utilize centralized monitoring and remote control.
- Enterprises interested in outsourcing or centralizing information and alarm management.
- Software developers wanting to avoid writing code that is specific to the requirements of wireless mesh protocols.
- Real-time integration between SmartMesh wireless networks and Asset/CMMS/Work Order Management systems.

About Gridlogix Inc.
Gridlogix is a leading creator of enabling interoperable web services technology. By delivering progressive products and services, our customers reap the benefits from integration of automation and control systems with enterprise business processes, to maximize the value of time sensitive information throughout the organization.

Gridlogix’s management team has more than 75 years of experience working with over 500 utilities and private enterprises in more than a dozen countries. Using the latest technologies, Gridlogix provides integrated solutions for engineering and planning, operations and maintenance, and enterprise management applications.

For more information about the company, see www.gridlogix.com.

EnNET is a registered trademark of Gridlogix, Inc. SmartMesh™ is a product of Dust Networks – www.dustnetworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

©2005 Gridlogix, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Luxtron Releases LabVIEW Drivers for Fluoroptic® Thermometry Products

Luxtron Corporation, a leading provider of fiber optic and optical temperature measurement solutions to industrial, medical, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and electric power industries, announces the full release of LabVIEW drivers for its Fluoroptic® temperature measurement products.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- As more of Luxtron’s Fluoroptic® Thermometry products, including the new I652 Industrial Monitor, are designed into industrial control and laboratory systems around the world, there is an increasing need for integration with the leader in virtual instrumentation, National Instruments. To meet that demand, Luxtron is releasing a set of LabVIEW drivers that will allow users of Luxtron’s fiber optic sensors to link to LabVIEW’s virtual instrumentation interface.

The drivers support Luxtron’s Fluoroptic thermometers built since 1995 and perform parameter setup data collection, data graphing and system calibration functions. The full release includes drivers and an example interface program that demonstrates all the primary functions and data graphing capabilities. It supports up to 4 measurement channels from a single Luxtron Fluoroptic® Thermometer.
The Luxtron LabVIEW drivers can be downloaded at http://www.luxtron.com/download.html or by emailing e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Datacraft Solutions, Kanban Leader Expands Extensive Client Roster

Kanban leader Expands Extensive Client Roster with Lean initiatives.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 - 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

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.

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

Datacraft Solutions
www.datacraftsolutions.com
Sam Bayer
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Project Based Encompix ERP Chosen by Formglas

Formglas Chooses Project Based ERP company Encompix. Formglas placed an initial order for 20 seats, with implementation and support services.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Formglas, Inc. (www.formglas.com) recently joined the fraternity of Engineer-to-Order/project-based manufacturing companies. Formglas placed an initial order for 20 seats of Encompix with implementation and support services. Formglas, located in Toronto has 4 operating divisions. The primary division (commercial construction) provides custom gypsum-based products to the construction industry. The gypsum products are used in place of heavier, more expensive, more flammable materials like wood. Formglas specializes in providing ornamental ceiling and wall fixtures to the Casino and cruise ship industries. Their other divisions are architectural, fireplace and CNC Pattern.

A typical project for them begins with a quotation to provide a certain amount of a product that has been designed by an architect to a customer building a large facility. Formglas provides a quotation in number of pieces and feet using several custom dimensions. They make a pattern (mold) to use in the production of the final product. Formglas is like many of mold makers in their system requirements. Once the patterns are complete the company makes a recipe of gypsum or glass and then manually presses the gypsum into the pattern. The gypsum dries, is finished, (painted, sanded, etc) and then stored for shipment to the job site. The shipments and production schedule are timed in accordance with the project site build schedule.

The company was using a custom developed job tracking system and AccPac accounting. The company tired to implement Made2Manage ERP three years ago, but failed when they realized how project oriented they were and that they rarely make the same item twice.

Atul Swarup, the VP of Finance, was the driving force behind the system, leading the charge to allow for a new culture to develop in the company. The competitors for this account were Lilly (Infor), Epicor (Vantage), Navision, and Made2Manage. Atul spoke to five Encompix reference accounts including a visit to Weber Manufacturing in Midland, Ontario.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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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PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via Windows 2000XP

ERP Allows Access via Windows 2000XP with PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard. It is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server.

(PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.

Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”

Technology:
• Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
• “Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
• Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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Research and Markets: Time to Market and Achieving the Right Levels of Quality and Price are the Most Challenging Aspects of MST/MEMS Industrialization

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19203) has announced the addition of Processing Service Suppliers for MST/MEMS - worldwide to their offering

Dublin (PRWEB) June 16, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19203) has announced the addition of Processing Service Suppliers for MST/MEMS - worldwide to their offering

Time to market and achieving the right levels of quality and price are the most challenging aspects of MST/MEMS industrialization. Subcontractors are key, and often underestimated, elements in the commercialization process. Specialized suppliers, delivering optimized processing services are the subject of this report.

The enablingMNT Industry Review on Processing Service Suppliers for MST/MEMS provides an overview of technologies, company information and general trends and background. This study has confirmed that there is a healthy supply of replication services as well as services offering glass processing as a prime capability for optical or fluidic products. These services seem to be more prevalent in Europe as the USA appears to be concentrating more on the conventional thin film technologies.

Most of the service suppliers offer a range of more or less similar technologies, although the traditional separation between front and back end processing remains well defined. The geographically-based preferences between the USA and Europe stems from the source of the developments, where in the USA developments were spurred by the semiconductor industry which started activities to support this industry by supplying technology services. In Europe, on the other hand, companies were started by university based researchers and their evolving aims to commercialise the technologies from within those establishments.

In addition to the traditional MEMS technologies, enablingMNT has studied services in the following areas and included in the report:
- LIGA and alternatives like SU-8 and HARMST
- Optical/MOEMS production
- Laser and mechanical precision machining and engineering
- Micro sandblasting
- Powder-blasting

Topics covered include:
- Micro Nano Technologies (MNT)
- MNT Product Development
- Markets for MNT
- Business Models and Strategies for Suppliers of MST/MEMS Technical Services
- Technologies available for MNT Users
- Introduction
- Replication Technologies
- Services Covering the Optical Component Manufacturing Sector
- Thin Film Technology
- Laser and Mechanical Micromachining Technologies
- Glass Processing
- Summary of Trends / Conclusion
- Company Information
- Cross Reference Tables
- Profiles of MNT Service Suppliers – Worldwide

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19203

Laura Wood
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June 15, 2021

CPV Mark VIII O-SEAL Tube Fittings--Free Catalog Available

Free catalog available to industrial users of tube and pipe fittings.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- Free catalog available to industrial users of tube and pipe fittings.

Full information on Mark VIII O-SEAL Tube Fittings from CPV is now available in a comprehensive 20-page catalog from CPV Manufacturing, Inc.

These fittings have established their leakproof reliability for "dry machine" applications to 6000 psi. Connections are easily secured, even with low-torque, hand tightening. Plus, they offer "slip in - slip out" accessibility and do not shake loose under vibration.

Mark VIII O-SEAL tube fittings are readily available in stainless steel plus other alloys such as bronze, Monel and titanium. Union and connectors come in a wide variety of useful configurations as well as sizes from 2" to 1/8" O.D.

CPV has been a leading manufacturer of valves and fittings since 1915. For a copy of this technical literature on Mark VIII O-SEAL tube fittings, or CPV’s other valves and fittings products contact: Charles J. Horter, Sales & Marketing Manager, CPV Manufacturing, 851 Preston St. Philadelphia, PA 19104. Toll-free: (888) 278-8339. Fax (215) 387-9043.

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Innovative Window Repairs are More Beneficial for School Facilities than Window Replacement…but Do Facilities Management Know this?

Some school buildings are so poorly maintained; nine out of ten times the problem is the windows. Replacing windows can be a costly measure and very few companies actually do the repair. Window Repair Systems has come up with an innovative product to repair the windows that improves the function, energy efficiency and safety, which in turn saves the school district money.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- With school budgets being cut, improving efficiency in school facilities can still be done. “Its unbelievable how long schools let their windows become so dangerous and inefficient. The biggest problem I have found is that the maintenance departments have no idea what our products and services can do in the long run not only for the windows but for the staff, the children and the building as a whole”, commented Marketing Associate, Michael Fox. Window Repair Systems is dedicated to providing school districts with options for their problem windows. The most common problem is inoperable windows. The Turbo II balance kit is a retrofit that brings the windows back to life. After the process is complete, the windows operate better than before.

Another major problem is drafty windows and/or poor building envelope. The fact is that a 1/16th inch gap, or the thickness of a dime, around a window is roughly equal to holding a window open 3 inches. This may sound technical and extremely costly to fix, but its not. School facilities management needs to be in the “know” when it comes to maintenance of their windows. Simple cost analysis will show that WRS products and services can produce significant savings over a longer period of time than simply replacing windows that will need major maintenance in coming years. With this new retrofit, there can be 10-20% savings on energy. To school districts this can be a significant amount of money.

In 2004, a Florida school district called WRS because a child lost the tip of their finger by a falling or “guillotine” window. Since this was an emergency, WRS quickly assessed the problem and sent the district the proper hardware to fix their problem. There are hundreds of incidents each year of injuries caused by dangerous and neglected windows, and Florida is not the only state with these issues.

Safety is a big issue when you’re talking about children being around windows in a classroom. The “guillotine effect” is when a window is pushed up and falls down by its own force due to failing mechanisms in the window. Another problem is windows falling into the classroom. WRS incorporates their innovative, specifically manufactured, guides that keep the window in line and prevents the disaster of a window from falling into the classroom.

For more information and to receive a free catalog contact the regional sales rep or visit www.windowrepairsystems.com. WRS also schedules field visits to assess any window troubles.

About Window Repair Systems, Inc:
Window Repair Systems, Inc. has built a solid reputation by supplying high quality window hardware and being the leader in the window repair industries since 1989. Specialists at Window Repair Systems, Inc. have over 25 years in sales, service and product development experience. Our reputation has grown exponentially through the years spanning over 9,000 schools such as, Denver School District, New York City Public Schools, Miami Dade Public Schools and Los Angeles California Public Schools.

A leader in the window hardware industry, and also a leader in repair innovations. No other company can offer such high-end services, innovations and hardware. What separates WRS, Inc. from the others is reputation, loyalty and knowledge.

Contact:
Regional Sales Rep.
Window Repair Systems, Inc.
800/842-0974
www.windowrepairsystems.com

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New Lacquer Shines Outdoors Provides Protection On A Variety of Surfaces

New quick-drying lacquer seals and protects many surfaces, is UV resistant and lasts up to 10 years.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- New quick-drying lacquer seals and protects many surfaces, is UV resistant and lasts up to 10 years.

PERMALAC is a new quick-dry, crystal clear coating developed by Peacock Laboratories of Philadelphia. This air-dry lacquer has been engineered to provide highly durable exterior protection on steel, aluminum, copper, silver and bronze as well as, wood, terracotta and concrete. The addition of UV and corrosion inhibitors to PERMALAC assures endurance in harsh conditions ranging from Arctic freezing, to desert heat, to beach front salt air.

In comparison testing on steel surfaces, PERMALAC outperformed well-known exterior lacquers. In another test a brass fitting protected by PERMALAC was subjected to a blowtorch for 10 seconds; it did not discolor. Once PERMALAC protection has been applied, users can count on ten years of service or more before re-coating is required.

PERMALAC air dries to the touch in less than 5 minutes and dries hard to a highly durable finish in an hour or so, depending on the film thickness, temperature etc. It is available in 12 ounce spray cans, quarts, gallons, 5 gallon containers or 55 gallon drums. In addition PERMALAC can be ordered in glossy, matte or satin finishes and is available in clear, black or red.

For more information on PERMALAC and Peacock’s other products visit: www.peacocklabs.com, or call 215-729-4400. Fax: 215-729-1380.

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Saving the Planet? Savastat-USA Is Doing Its Part

One American company is on a mission to lessen the strain on US businesses from soaring energy costs. These costs are wreaking havoc with the budgets of non-profits and eating profits nationwide. Savastat-USA, led by CEO Mary Ann Shatto, is canvassing the country with technology new to the US market but applied successfully in many parts of the world for over a decade.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- One American company is on a mission to lessen the strain on US businesses from soaring energy costs. These costs are wreaking havoc with the budgets of non-profits and eating profits nationwide. Savastat-USA, led by CEO Mary Ann Shatto, is canvassing the country with technology new to the US market but applied successfully in many parts of the world for over a decade.

Savastat-USA is the US distributor for a line of products that reduces the consumption of natural gas, propane, and fuel oil used for heating by a minimum of 15% annually; saves over 20% on the costs of hot water heating, and those two product lines are just the tip of the iceberg. Savastat-USA also provides proven solutions for a water treatment industry that has been reeling from legislation in many communities and states that are banning water softeners and conditioners because of the negative impact on the environment.

When asked why her organization was so optimistic about its role in the market place, the CEO’s answer was simple, “Timing. Many sectors of the US market are suffering and searching for solutions that will not only save them money, which has a direct impact on their bottom line, but also offer environmental benefits like reducing co2 emissions as well.” She continued saying, ”When you can help an organization like the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice reduce its heating energy usage by 17.5% and also provide the added benefit of reducing co2 emissions, it gives everyone involved the feeling that they just helped save the planet.”

The commitment within the Savastat-USA organization is commendable and noticeable. From the corporate boardroom to regional management to the dealer network, this company is focused and motivated. “The goal is green,” Shatto states, “green meaning we know that the benefits of our technologies result in cleaner air and water, reduced dependency on foreign energy sources, and increasing the amount of money our clients can retain in their budgets. We work closely with branches of the US Department of Energy like Smart Energy Schools and Rebuild America because of our like-minded goals and direction. When a school district like Windsor Local Schools in Vermont is able to put over 15% of its heating budget back into its general fund as a direct result of lowering energy consumption with a return on investment well under 12 months and reallocate the money to books or learning programs – there is a deep sense of satisfaction in that.”

Savastat-USA currently offers three product lines: the Savastat LC Series for closed-loop hot water boiler systems; the Savastat HW Series for direct fired hot water heaters; and the Savastat SC Series for water treatment. The LC Series saves an average of 15% to 23% on boiler energy consumption. The HW Series for direct fire hot water heaters typically saves 20% of energy consumption on electric or gas hot water systems. The SC Series for the physical water treatment markets removes scale and prevents corrosion in steam boilers, humidifiers, chillers, cooling towers, heat exchangers and hot water systems. Recent research proves that it also kills bacteria. Over 300,000 units have been installed worldwide with a 100% success rate.

And the Savastat SC-P for the hot tub and commercial swimming pool market reduces chemical use by 70% and backwashing by 75% while removing bacteria and providing crystal clear water. These award-winning products have been used successfully overseas for years. They are distributed throughout the United States by the Savastat-USA Dealer Network and also by the Savastat-USA Sales Team.

When asked about skeptics and competition, Savastat-USA’s CEO replied that there truly isn’t any direct competition for these technologies. For example, the Savastat LC Series works with building management systems and other energy savings measures that may already be in place. Ms. Shatto explains, “Many of our clients are already using weather optimizers or advanced controls from companies like Siemens, JCI, or Honeywell and think that our product can’t help them, but when we show them the additional benefits of adding our product to compliment their current conservation strategy, then adding our products becomes an obvious means of increasing the bottom line.”

“When you look at the long list of notable businesses that use the Savastat technologies like Mercedes Benz, NASA, IBM, Nestles, or Lockheed Martin Space Operations, it is hard for skeptics to argue with success.” The Savastat-USA Chief Executive Officer smiled and said, “Now you know why we wake up every day feeling that we can help save the planet.”

For additional information about Savastat-USA, you can visit the website at: www.savastat.us. For information request by phone call toll free 877-823-2324 or via email at e-mail protected from spam bots.
Savastat-USA is the national US distributor for the UK based energy conservation technology manufacturer Savastat (Fuel Economy Limited). Savastat-USA is a business partner of the US Dept of Energy’s Rebuild America, Energy Smart Schools and Energy Star.

Contact Information:
Contact Person: Lee Shatto
Company: Savastat-USA
Phone: 740.454.8272
Toll Free: 877.823.2324
Web: http://www.savastat.us
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Duane Cash Unleashes "Big Tree" Series paintings on eBay.

American artist Duane Cash unleashed several paintings as part of his "Big Tree" series paintings on the popular auction site eBay. The new works exhibit the same elements of light and glow that visitors have seen with Duane Cash paintings in the past, but these paintings have one big tree as a central powerful point.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- American artist Duane Cash unleashed several paintings as part of his "Big Tree" series paintings on the popular auction site eBay. The new works exhibit the same elements of light and glow that visitors have seen with Duane Cash paintings in the past, but these paintings have one big tree as a central powerful point.

Known for his Friends Series trees and his Mystical Series tree paintings, Duane Cash has ventured into a new setting of color and light as exhibited in his newest works. The "Big Tree" series paintins are expected to make a big splash once they catch on in the art scene.

Duane Cash, a native New Mexico, creates his works out of his studio, Cash Art Studio, in Albuquerque. His wife, Phet Cash, also creates works of fine art from the same studio. Together the couple have sold over 1000 original modern abstract, floral, and landscape paintings over the last year through Cash Art Studio (www.cashartstudio.com) and their eBay store (http://stores.ebay.com/cashartstudio).

Duane Cash also creates cubist, portraits, still life, and other forms of art, making his style diverse and broad.

Art is not the only venue pursued by Duane Cash. He is also the inventor and builder of the popular Duane Cash Cube Collection as sold on www.rubikshop.com under the "hard to find" product section. The puzzles in the collection include the Rubik's Triamese, Rubiks Fusion, Rubik's Fusion+, 5x3, 4x3, and SpeedFusion Cubes. The puzzles have been on the market since 2003, and Duane Cash looks forward to a day in the future when the puzzles are offered through Wal-Mart and other retail outlets.

Duane Cash also loves his faith and expresses love for the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Duane Cash is grateful for the many blessings that the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the guidance of Holy Spirit have given him. Duane Cash says that the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the example the Savior has given us about living in charity is the fundamental foundation of a greater knowledge of God. To know that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God, and that Christ's Church has been finally restored to the earth is one of the greatest gifts of knowledge one can have.

Duane Cash also expresses his thoughts on the Michael Jackson trial and the "not guilty" verdict, but says that we have better things in life to worry about than all these events shown in the media about the trial. The jury worked hard and long hours to come to a decision that displayed mercy and forgiveness, but we should not let all the hype divert our focus away from the things in life that are most important, such as the relationships we have within out family. These are the aspects of life that mean the most.

To find out more about the paintings from Duane Cash and Phet Cash, please visit http://www.cashartstudio.com.

For at listing of their current auctions, please visit Duane and Phet Cash's eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/CASH-ART-STUDIO

For information on the Duane Cash Cube Collection, please visit http://www.dilaigraphics.com/rubix.htm

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Jennic Announces Availability of Evaluation Kit for Single Chip ZigBee Device With Choice of Stacks from Korwin and Luxoft

Company demonstrates first ZigBee solutions using its single system-on-chip IEEE802.15.4 device in home automation and industrial automation at Oslo open house.

Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- At the ZigBee Alliance Open House in Oslo, Norway, Jennic today announces the general availability of development kits using network protocol stacks from two of its partners, and demonstrates the first solutions for industrial, building and home automation applications based on its single chip IEEE802.15.4 device. Using the evaluation kit, the company will show the world’s first demo of a ZigBee application on a single chip integrated into a mobile phone for use in home automation using a network stack from Korwin; and a building and industrial plant monitoring system using a network stack from Luxoft Labs.

The different solutions being demonstrated on Jennic’s evaluation kit highlight the arrival of real ZigBee solutions based on a choice of stack providers. System developers can choose the most appropriate stack for their specific end-user requirements, from a range of established companies.

Korwin, a Korean network stack and module provider with extensive experience in Bluetooth network stacks and module development, is the latest partner to join Jennic’s partner program. At the open house, Korwin will demonstrate a ZigBee-enabled mobile phone handset running Korwin’s network stack and its 'star, tree, mesh' network system for a home network, based on Jennic's single chip device and running the KZ-OS (Korwin ZigBee -OS) operating system.

Luxoft Labs, a major Eastern European design outsourcing company and recently announced as stack partner by Jennic, will demonstrate its ‘meshnetics’ system for building and industrial monitoring using Jennic’s chip running the ZigBee network stack and TinyOS operating system. Luxoft Labs develops the hardware and software for complete sensing and control solutions in machine-to-machine and industrial automation applications.

Jennic’s evaluation kit enables the development of sensor network applications for ZigBee networks based on its JS24Z121 IEEE802.15.4 single chip transceiver/microcontroller device. The kit includes a suite of library functions that provide all the elements required to build network products based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard, including device drivers, typical sensor and control drivers; these are backed up with example applications to support a star network with central co-ordinator node featuring a large LCD display and endpoints. It also incorporates LEDs, push button switches, temperature, humidity and light sensors. The kit provides a complete, unlimited development environment containing GNU C-compiler, assembler, debugger, device programmer and download tools.

About Jennic:
Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. The company’s products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, transceivers and low cost development platforms. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and employing over 60 people, Jennic is privately held and has a track record of successful silicon chip development for wireless applications over the last nine years. For more information, visit www.jennic.com.

About The ZigBee Alliance:
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a rapidly growing, non-profit industry consortium of leading semiconductor manufacturers, technology providers, OEMs, and end-users worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.

Contact:
Fiona Davis
+44 0 114 281 265
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Free Online Survey Measures GD&T; Skills

ETI’s free skills survey measures how well an individual understands the correct application and interpretation of GD&T.;

Westland, MI (PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- The GD&T; Online Skills Survey is the latest in a series of free resources available from Effective Training Inc. (ETI). The survey measures an individual’s skill level in the application and interpretation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, based on Y14.5M-1994. It is designed to help users assess which GD&T; topics they understand and what amount of GD&T; training is needed.

The survey was developed by ETI’s president, Alex Krulikowski, a GD&T; expert with over 30 years of industry experience. The online 25-question survey takes minutes to complete. It can be used by individuals for personal assessment or by companies who would like to test whole departments. To access the skills survey, go to http://etinews.com/skills.

The scoring is in the form of a percentage, and includes a list of which GD&T; concepts have been mastered. Results are emailed to individuals or training managers within two business days. There is no cost involved and no purchase required.

“The skills survey measures knowledge of geometric symbols, each symbol’s requirements, tolerance zones, and limitations,” said Krulikowski. “It helps define how much the user understands about Rules #1 and #2; basic dimensions; datums; form and orientation controls; tolerance of position; runout and profile controls. Grasping these concepts is crucial to the correct implementation of GD&T; on the job.”

A company that wants to assess an entire department can have each employee can take the quiz on his/her own, or they can contact ETI to set up a group testing. Scores can be emailed to employees, or training managers can receive the group scores.

The ETI website offers many other free GD&T; resources for design, manufacturing and industrial engineering, including the GD&T; Potential Savings Calculator, a tool that helps companies estimate the amount of unnecessary expenditures each year due to incorrect application and interpretation of GD&T.; The website also provides GD&T; information and tips through the ETImail online GD&T; newsletter, technical papers, a discussion board, and other resources.

ETI has been in the GD&T; training business for 20 years. They provide hands-on workshops at locations around the world. ETI offers skills testing with every workshop, and all of their courses can be customized to include a company’s drawings and parts. To find out more about ETI products and services, including the GD&T; Trainer Professional Edition computer-based training software, visit their website (www.etinews.com). To inquire about a custom training program, call 800-886-0909.

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CIProcess Mixes it Up

CIProcess Ltd, the UK-based, innovative Cleaning and Process Systems company, offer a complete range of hygienic and sterile tanks, vessels and mixers to the United Kingdom and Irish market.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- CIProcess Ltd, the UK-based, innovative Cleaning and Process Systems company, combine forces with a major European manufacturer to offer a complete range of hygienic and sterile tanks, vessels and mixers to the United Kingdom and Irish market. Offered in capacities from 1 to 300,000 litres, they are designed to be used in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Healthcare, Food, Dairy, Beverage and associated industries.

The vessels, available in Stainless Steel, Hastalloy and other exotic metals, are offered in both standard designs and as customised, bespoke units. Both atmospheric and pressure vessels are available, with jackets, limpet coils and fitments for most applications.

Dave Adams, CIProcess’s Technical Director, explains: ‘These tanks, vessels and mixers compliment our other products and offer a cost effective, specialist and above all top quality solution to storage and mixing requirements. Our standard, lower cost units are designed to be suitable for many uses, but we also have the capabilities to offer, one off specials for the most demanding application’.

In addition to special mixing and blending tanks, we also offer a range of agitators and mixers, which have been developed over the last 50 years. Using state of the art laboratories and computer simulations, the correct profile and configuration can be applied to the agitator design to ensure the optimum results. Clients can submit new products for testing in complete confidence, for analysis in the laboratories. This service is designed to ensure the correct agitator types are selected for every project.

The tanks, vessels and mixers are part of CIProcess’s extensive range of innovative cleaning and processing equipment including CIP/COP systems, innovative blast cleaning systems, skids, electrical and hygienic installations.

For further information please contact:

CIProcess Ltd
Unit 16 Park Farm Industrial Estate
Buntingford
Hertfordshire
SG9 9AZ

Tel: +44 (0) 1707-652542
Fax: +44 (0)1763-274636
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Giving A Helping Hand To Digital Radio Designers

EV9810 Evaluation Kit For The CMX981

(PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- CML’s progress into the world of TETRA, APCO 25, Tetrapol and the Japanese RCR and ARIB digital radio systems, accelerated with the recent launch of the CMX981 ultra low power digital radio baseband processor IC, with on-chip voice codec/processor and audio PA.

CML now announces the EV9810 evaluation kit, for experimentation and speedy design-in of the CMX981, giving digital radio designers more than a helping hand.

Comprising of a low noise-floor digital/analogue PCB and an on-board CMX981 device, the evaluation kit provides access to the CMX981’s baseband signal, control and data interfaces (Differential and single-ended baseband interface, buffered control and data interfaces with level shifting), as well as its ADC and DAC on-chip functions. Additionally, an onboard audio codec interface provides microphone, earphone and loudspeaker inputs and outputs via jack sockets. On-board power regulation and distribution is provided, along with a 9.216MHz device clock.

For further information please contact Mark Channen at CML Microcircuits, or visit the website.

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Found at Last – Weapons of Mass Construction

Portuguese innovation partnership BDi is in the business of problem solving. One problem they have yet to solve is licensing or selling the Intellectual Property (IP) to a new range of tiling and building related tools. The IP for these innovative tools is available to manufacturers, distributors or investors.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2021 -- Portuguese innovation partnership BDi is in the business of problem solving. One problem they have yet to solve is licensing or selling the Intellectual Property (IP) to a new range of tiling and building related tools. The IP for these innovative tools is available to manufacturers, distributors or investors.

These “weapons of mass construction” are all designed to BDi's strict principles:

-Firstly, they have to solve an existing problem
-Secondly, they must be non-discriminatory
-Thirdly, they must improve the existing methods, or processes, and must be able to give confidence to the user of the tool or device.

At present, BDi is offering three sets of IP for sale or license:

1. Brick Buddy™ – a device to simplify brick-laying, including cavity walls.
2. Exactile™ – a device for improving accuracy when laying tile, replacing the spacer.
3. GuessLess™ – a device for measuring tile spaces around room edges or elsewhere. There is also a series of derivative devices on offer from the GuessLess™ concept, including a GuessLess™ “BuildMate™” version for measuring brick spaces for odd shaped bricks.

Each of these products has been designed for ease of manufacture and use, and can be evolved into far more complex devices if the market requires is by the addition of lasers and other devices. In addition, these products will shortly be joined by more, including a device for removing tile without the need for hammers and cold chisels, a new design for spirit levels, and a safety device to reduce the rising number of accidents involving reciprocating saws. BDi also work in other areas and currently have projects in areas as diverse as house design, amphibious vehicles, a range of solar powered products and even a new pasta shape.

BDi is looking to license or sell this IP to initiate a trust called Grande Design. This trust will offer support to new innovation, whether from individuals, groups, schools, universities or small businesses. Grande Design will provide advice, support and in some cases funding for the protection of IP. Working closely with Centimfe, the rapid prototyping centre in Portugal and their new business incubator, called OPEN, which opens in July2005, BDi is looking to create a system that brings ideas to life, protects them and allows them to be sold, licensed or made in a short development period.

More information about the IP and how to license or purchase call 00 351 239 533 526.

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June 14, 2021

Estco Medical Launches New Web Site for MacroGenics

Estco Medical today announced the launch of a new web site for MacroGenics at www.macrogenics.com.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 14, 2021 -- Estco Medical today announced the launch of a new web site for MacroGenics at www.macrogenics.com. Based in Rockville, Maryland, MacroGenics is a biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutic antibodies to treat patients with cancer, autoimmune disorders, allergy, and infectious diseases and vaccines to prevent infections in healthy individuals. The new site serves to track the progress of MacroGenics’ product portfolio and proprietary technology platforms.

MacroGenics consulted Estco Medical to design a professional site and to develop an online information center that provides up-to-date content for biotech professionals, collaborators, researchers, investors, and potential employees. Estco created a graphic design and site structure that portrays the company’s product development strategy and powered the site with Medigent CMS to easily administer updates to the evolving content.

The information architecture was developed to provide primary background content and media relations as well as site specific sections about MacroGenics' product pipeline. Estco also developed an interactive illustration of MacroGenics’ Fc receptor technology for the site which can easily be incorporated for presentation purposes.

"The web site not only looks professional, but nicely depicts our product focus in a descriptive and informative manner. The seamless integration with Medigent CMS allows each department to manage their respective site areas to monitor and maintain corporate updates," said Michael Richman, Chief Operating Officer of MacroGenics.

About MacroGenics, Inc.
MacroGenics is a privately funded company focused on the development and manufacture of biotechnology products including immunotherapeutics for cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. MacroGenics' core platform involves antibody Fc receptor-related technologies, which are employed to improve the ways cytotoxic antibody mediate cell killing for the treatment of cancers and to prevent autoantibody from triggering disease in autoimmunity. For more information, visit www.macrogenics.com.

About Estco Medical
Founded in Bethesda, MD in 1999, Estco Medical is the creator of the web-based Medigent® software suite, which aids pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and other life science companies in launching and managing online marketing initiatives. GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Aspect Medical Systems, the Cleveland Clinic, and leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are among the life science companies using the Medigent software suite to better communicate, educate and validate processes through every part of a product marketing life cycle. The Medigent software suite includes components for content management, media and investor relations, product and clinical education, community development and outcomes and market research studies. For more information, visit www.estcomedical.com or call 301-657-9332.

Press Contact:
John Estafanous, President
Estco Medical
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Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds Unveils New Extra Small Cuddler Pet Bed--New Product Made Especially to Meet Needs of Tiny Teacup Dog Breeds

Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds creates new extra small cuddler dog bed to fit the needs of dogs five pounds and under. The personalized bed, available in a variety of colors, has a smaller sleeping area and the sides have been lowered for easier access. The release of the extra small cuddler bed complements the extra small funny dog t-shirts also recently added to their offerings.

Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2021 -– Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds (http://www.howlinmoonbakery.com) recently unveiled their newest creation in their cuddler pet bed line—an extra small bed made especially for tiny teacup dog breeds, five pounds and under. As with their other beds, they are handmade and come in a variety of colors and are personalized with the dog's name.

"Realizing that our small size was just not meeting the needs of teacup dog breeds five pounds and under, we went back to the design table and created the extra small size," Jennifer Utterback, owner and designer said. "In addition to being smaller in diameter, the sides have been lowered to allow the dog easier access into the bed, while still providing the protection and comfort tiny dogs like to have while sleeping."

The new extra small bed features a sleeping area measuring 10 inches in diameter, perfect for those tiny dogs that like to curl up when sleeping, while still allowing them room to stretch. All of the beds are made of a 100% cotton fabric, available in a variety of colors, and filled with 100% pure, chemical free, non-allergenic polyester fiberfill. Beds can be machine washed and dried. The cuddler beds feature a hidden side zipper that allow owners to increase or decrease the stuffing depending on their pet's needs. The extra small dog cuddler bed retails for $23.95. In addition to the extra small, Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds offer small, medium and large cuddler beds.

The extra small bed complements the addition of an extra small size to their funny dog t-shirts. The Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Bed dog t-shirts feature funny sayings like "You Sit," "Isn't My Owner Hot?" and "My Owner’s Single." Not only stylish, the shirts make a statement as well. The extra small size shirts fits dogs between two and five pounds and retail between $14.95 and $18.95. Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds also offers the shirts in small, medium and large.

Howlin' Moon Bakery & Pet Beds is an online boutique of unique pet items, including many handmade exclusives like their cuddler pet beds and gourmet dog treats. They cater to dogs of all sizes and breeds as well as cats. Established in 2001 as a dog bakery offering handmade, gourmet dog cookies, the company grew in 2002 to include the handmade cuddler dog beds as well as toys, clothing, collars and other pet-related items.

For more information or to order online, visit: http://www.howlinmoonbakery.com.

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Ergotron, Inc., Gains Access to Additional Manufacturing Capacity through Joint Venture

Necessary to supply Ergotron’s growth in global demand and support penetration into the Chinese region

(PRWEB) June 14, 2021 -- A joint venture by Ergotron, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Min Aik Technology Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, R.O.C., was officially launched today under the name of Dongguan Min Aik & Ergotron Technology Co., Ltd. The new company will be referred to as “M & E.”

Located in Dongguan City, Guangdong, China, the manufacturing facility will be solely dedicated to world class manufacturing and distribution of Ergotron CF™ products and branded products for Ergotron’s OEM Customers. In addition to the Dongguan M&E; Facility, Ergotron has manufacturing and distribution facilities in North America and Europe.

M & E will be the second production facility in China owned in part by Min Aik. “We are extremely excited about this joint venture as it is a logical extension of our successful three year manufacturing partnership with Ergotron” said K. H. Hsieh, CEO of Min Aik. “Joining our manufacturing excellence with Ergotron’s CF™ technology will allow Ergotron to dominate the mounting solutions industry.”

“This joint venture directly supports our continued commitment to world class manufacturing and distribution. Ergotron’s superior CF™ technology combined with our operational excellence provides our customers with competitive pricing and superior quality products. Additionally, the expansion of our manufacturing and distribution in China allows us to accelerate the introduction of our CF™ products into the targeted vertical markets and consumers in Asia.” quoted Joel Hazzard, President and CEO of Ergotron.

About Ergotron:
Ergotron® products have been improving the human interface with digital displays since 1982. Ergotron’s portfolio of digital display mounting solutions includes wall and desk mount arms, desk stands, mobile carts, floor stands, pivots and vertical lifts. With the introduction of CF™ lift and pivot motion technology, Ergotron’s products require less user effort to achieve more motion. Each Ergotron product is designed to enhance the viewing experience, reduce stress and improve productivity in today’s computing and entertainment environments. Based in Saint Paul, MN with five subsidiaries in Europe, and one in Canada, Ergotron’s 2004 revenues exceeded $68 million. They have 275 employees worldwide, and representation in 67 countries.

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June 13, 2021

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Embraces the Spanish-speaking Market

Because of growing demand, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) has launched its on-line services in Spanish. TEC, a global enterprise software analyst firm, recently launched its on-line ERP, SCM, Financials, and Human Resources Evaluation Centers in Spanish to serve Latin America and Spain more effectively.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 13, 2021 -- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), a global enterprise software analyst firm, recently launched its on-line ERP, SCM, Financials, and Human Resources Evaluation Centers in Spanish to serve Latin America and Spain more effectively. These evaluation centers help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare and qualify the most appropriate systems based on their own unique priorities.

"TEC is the only global technology company of its type," said Barry Melsom, Vice President – Global Marketing and Sales. "Spanish is the first of many different versions of TEC to adequately penetrate local market requirements and more than adequately fulfill local needs."

TEC's service in Spanish started in March 2005, and since then, it has helped over 3,600 evaluations through our ERP, SCM, Financials, and Human Resources evaluation centers. It also provides Spanish-speaking professionals with the latest news through a daily newsletter, which has experienced a 120 percent weekly growth in readership since March 1st. This indicates that TEC's content and services have been very well received, filling a void in the Spanish-speaking market for impartial enterprise software expertise.

According to IDC, in 2004 companies invested $26.4 billion (USD) in IT in Latin America, and the software segment exceeded $4.1 billion (USD) that same year. Moreover, they are expecting a growth of over 10 percent.

TEC developed the unique concept of evaluation centers, which offers comprehensive knowledge to help managers, consultants, and decision makers reduce the risk, cost, and time related to enterprise software selections through a detailed and complete evaluation.

Each evaluation center has a knowledge base associated with it, containing detailed information on software applications. Application manufacturers and vendors fill out a complete RFI including thousands of criteria. This information is vetted by experienced IT analysts before it is listed in the appropriate evaluation center. End users then use these knowledge bases to specify and prioritize their technical and functional requirements. TEC's patented algorithm and analysis engine for its evaluation centers, eBestMatch™, identifies the applications and vendors that best match end users'needs.

TEC also offers material to support its evaluation centers, such as RFP templates, white papers, an IT vendor directory, a consultant directory, vendor and application reports, articles, and a free daily newsletter in Spanish and English, which contains relevant information on the IT world and its impact on organizations.

About the ERP Evaluation Center
The ERP Evaluation Center (http://www.erpevaluation.com/press/es) features research on more than 200 ERP applications that enable the integration of business processes in over twenty functional areas, from transport management, sales force automation, product lifecycle management, to business intelligence.

About the HR Evaluation Center
The HR Evaluation Center (http://www.hrsoftwarecomparison.com/press/es) allows users to evaluate forty-eight applications, covering seven functional areas, from personnel management to performance analysis.

About the SCM Evaluation Center
The SCM Evaluation Center (http://www.scmevaluation.com/press/es) allows users to evaluate over 200 supply chain management (SCM) applications, covering six functional areas such as demand management and transportation management systems, among others.

About the Financials Evaluation Center
The Financials Evaluation Center (http://www.financialsoftwarecomparison.com/press/es) allows users to evaluate over fifty financial management applications, covering ten functional areas, from general ledger to project accounting.

Currently, and as part of an effort to expand its services in Latin America, TEC has established partnerships with the following digital media to advertise its evaluation centers on a regional basis:

1. InfoChannel in Mexico, to advertise ERP
2. Tecnología Empresarial in Mexico, to advertise ERP
3. DeGerencia.com in Venezuela, to advertise ERP
4. Transporte Siglo XXI in Mexico, to advertise SCM
5. LearningReview in Argentina, to advertise HR

In the near future, TEC will continue with this strategy to penetrate the Spanish-speaking market, establishing new partnerships with organizations and digital media publishers and incorporating local applications in its evaluation centers.

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
Since 1993, TEC has been developing sophisticated decision support software, enabling users to evaluate and select enterprise software technology, which is best tailored to their needs. For more information, see the company's web site in Spanish www.technologyevaluation.com/press/es

For more information please contact
Elsa Soffiaturo
Business Development Manager LATAM
www.technologyevaluation.com
Tel.: (514) 954-3665, ext. 279
Fax: (514) 954-9739

Lynne Brash
Coordinator, Media Relations
www.technologyevaluation.com
Tel.: (514) 954-3665, ext. 254
Fax: (514) 954-9739

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New Minco 384-Hole Heater Responds to Industry Move to 384-Hole Microplate - New Proprietary Non-Mechanical Routing Technology Tackles Uniform Heating Challenge

Minco today announced the release of a breakthrough 384-hole heater, which provides critical temperature uniformity across a 384 well Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) sample block.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- MD&M; East - Minco, (www.minco.com/384) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical medical applications, today announced the release of a breakthrough 384-hole heater, which provides critical temperature uniformity across a 384 well Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) sample block.

“As thermal cycling machinery in the IVD market rapidly moves from a 96-hole to a 384-hole microplate, steal rule dies are becoming less effective for the development of smaller heating components,” said Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager. “Minco engineers recognized that alternate routing techniques, used to develop components in our flex division, could produce the substantially smaller heating components required to effectively work within the tight dimensions of the 384-hole microplate.”

This proprietary Minco technology enables extremely tight hole-to-hole tolerance allowing for near perfect registration of the Minco 384-hole heater to a PCR sample block. The seamless fit of the heater provides superior heat transfer critical to fast temperature cycling environments. It also enables an unobstructed view of the reaction process because, what can be large, heating components are eliminated.

The Minco 384-hole heater contains an etched Thermofoil™ element which also encourages heat uniformity as reagents are cycled through high-throughput PCR thermal well steps of denaturing, annealing and extension.

“Minco recognizes that the IVD market is continually reducing size, adding features and increasing the sophistication of temperature cycling machinery,” added Williams. “Minco engineers are committed to developing heaters that produce higher throughput, optimal uniformity and tighter dimensional tolerance.”

The Minco 384-hole heater can be constructed with a broad array of insulation materials depending upon its client’s emissivity needs.

The 384-hole heater is available with an integrated thermistor, or RTD, and can be custom profiled to match any system. For more information about the 384-hole heater please contact Brian Williams, Marketing Manager, at 763-586-2903, or visit www.minco.com/384.

Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble Thermofoil™ Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.

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Minco Releases New Pipette Heating System for Immunoassay Applications - Thinnest Etched-foil Heater on the Market Eliminates Need for Supporting Heat Sources

Minco today announced the release of the thinnest immunoassay pipette heating system available.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- MD&M; East - Minco, (www.minco.com/pipette) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical medical diagnostic applications today announced the release of the thinnest immunoassay pipette heating system available.

“Prior to the development of the Minco Pipette heating system, medical diagnostic professionals experienced difficulty in maneuvering immunoassay applications,” said Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager. “In order to facilitate accurate immunoassay readings, Minco engineers developed a pipette heater designed to function without additional bulk such as tubular heaters, fans and other supporting framework.”

At a mere .003” (.076 mm) thick, the Minco Pipette heating system is the thinnest, lightest and most flexible pipette heater on the market today. The heater also features an extremely fast warm-up time from room temperature to body temperature in under a second.

The new Minco pipette heater boasts the use of Thermofoil™, a Minco-developed etched-foil heating technology, which when combined with polyimide insulation, wraps completely around a .060” (1.52 mm) pipette.

When a Pipette is completely wrapped by the new Minco Pipette heater, the temperature of the blood or biological chemistry can be kept at a uniform and accurate heat level. This means that the time necessary to adjust temperature is reduced and money is ultimately saved.

“The new Minco pipette heater is a tangible demonstration of Minco’s dedication to providing the medical diagnostic community with complete thermal, sensing and packaging solutions designed to shorten medical diagnostic supply chains and increase time-to-market,” said Williams.

For more information regarding Minco’s pipette heaters, please contact Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager, at 763-586-2903, or visit www.minco.com/pipette.

Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble Thermofoil™ Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.

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Minco Launches Let’s Talk E2E Online Engineer Community - Serves Flex Circuit, Heater, Temperature and Sensor Interests

Minco today announced the launch of its “Let’s Talk E2E - Engineer to Engineer” online community is for engineers with interests in flex circuit, heater, temperature and sensor solutions.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- MD&M; East - Minco, (www.minco.com/E2Eoverview.com) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical medical applications, today announced the launch of its “Let’s Talk E2E - Engineer to Engineer” online community is for engineers with interests in flex circuit, heater, temperature and sensor solutions.

“More than ever before, design engineers are being asked to provide input and direction in areas outside of their direct academic experience,” said Mary Rapaport, Minco Marketing Director. “By providing a resource for quick and reliable information, Minco believes it will contribute to the success of not only its customers, but also to the engineering community at large.”

Key among the features of “Let’s Talk E2E” is the E2E online discussion forum, an educational networking tool for engineers who seek, or wish to share, useful and meaningful information. The Forum breaks down geographical barriers and allows engineers from around the world the opportunity to exchange insight and knowledge.

Actual questions posed by engineers using the E2E Forum include:
“I am looking for a material suggestion for a medical application. I am looking to find a thermally conductive material that will stand up to thousands of cycles of sliding contact with a disposable plastic part. It is to be applied to a Polyimide surface. Temperature is around 80°C. Any Suggestions? I thought about maybe a foil? Is there anything relating to the fact that this is in a medical device that I should be concerned about in the selection of this?”

“I am currently prototyping a heater design with catalog Polyimide heaters. I would like to know how I can minimize the capacitive coupling current that I am seeing occur?”

Other features in the “Lets Talk E2E” community include:
- Ask the Experts – an opportunity for design engineers with specific questions regarding flex circuits, heaters, instruments or sensors to get answers from a Minco engineer with expertise in that particular area
- White Papers such as:
o “Comparison of Thin-Film and Wire-Wound Heaters for Transparent Applications”
o “Prototyping Techniques for Etched-Foil Heaters”
o “Sensing Fluid Temperature with Thermal Ribbons”
-Engineering Tools – which include calculators, drawings and configurators

For more information about the Minco “Let’s Talk E2E” community, please contact Mary Rapaport, Marketing Director, at 763-586-2910, or visit www.minco.com/E2Eoverview.

Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble Thermofoil™ Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.

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R-O-M Corporation Introduces Horizontal Shutter for Emergency Vehicle Truck and Hose Beds

R-O-M addresses the growing concern for the fire service of loss and destruction caused by uncovered equipment in an emergency vehicle truck or hose bed. Hoses blowing off at highway speed, appliances falling off on uneven terrain, and equipment being stolen while personnel are fighting fires and saving lives can be prevented with the Horizontal Shutter for truck and hose beds.

(PRWEB) June 13, 2021 – Visit nearly any firehouse in the country and personnel can recall incidents of loss and destruction caused by uncovered equipment in an emergency vehicle truck or hose bed. Hose blowing off at highway speed. Appliances falling off on uneven terrain. Equipment being stolen while personnel are fighting fires and saving lives.

Addressing this growing concern for the fire service, R•O•M Corporation announces the introduction of the Horizontal Shutter for truck and hose beds. Covering openings up to 226 inches long and 60 inches wide (for wider openings, please contact R•O•M), the Horizontal Shutter eliminates ejection of equipment and hose while the vehicle is responding to the scene, and protects contents from theft, the elements and flying embers on the fireground.

Steve Briggs, R•O•M vice president of sales and marketing, says the Horizontal Shutter innovation is the result of requests from the fire service and from R•O•M’s research into trends and issues facing the industry.

“Apparatus manufacturers and the customers they serve have approached us for a solution to using tarps with bungee cords or – worse yet – nothing at all to protect the beds of their vehicles,” Briggs says. “They’ve shared stories about the destruction that can be caused by unsecured articles flying out of apparatus or hose inadvertently deploying from the bed on the way to a call. We’re out to change that.”

R•O•M’s research and development engineers began designing ways to utilize the company’s vertical roll-up compartment door technology for horizontal openings on truck and hose beds. For its first installation, the company – which introduced roll-up doors to the North American fire service and holds 10 U.S. and Canadian patents – partnered with Precision Fire Apparatus to install the Horizontal Shutter on a new vehicle for the Neosho (Mo.) Area Fire Protection District.

Chief Greg Hickman of Neosho welcomed the opportunity to install a Horizontal Shutter on their new first-response vehicle from Precision.

“We were looking for a better way to protect the pump and other equipment in the back of the vehicle,” Chief Hickman says. “After awhile, tarps get worn from the exposure, tie-downs have to be replaced often … it just becomes a hassle for personnel. In our search for a hard cover, we looked at two-door or single-door options, but either would have been swinging up or out and would have been in the way. The R•O•M option protects and secures our equipment on the way and at the scene of motor vehicle accidents, EMS calls in rural areas and when the vehicle provides extra equipment for structure fires.”

Installation of a Horizontal Shutter helps:
• Prevent equipment from falling off the vehicle
• Eliminate hose line from being ejected during travel
• Protect hose and equipment from flying embers
• Secure stored equipment from theft
• Increase ease-of-access to the bed
• Allow access to the hose bed without having to move hydraulic ladder racks
• Meet NFPA requirements for hose protection and hose bed lighting

The Horizontal Shutter can be painted to match the exact appearance of the vehicle, and offers optional LED or halogen lighting, door ajar notification and power operation for quick, easy access. Visit www.horizontal-shutter.com for more information.

R•O•M Corporation is an international competitor headquartered in a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in suburban Kansas City, MO. The company’s product line includes R•O•M Robinson Shutters, the industry’s leading roll-up doors for emergency apparatus and service vehicles; LoadMaker, Generation II and Center ZoneMaker insulated bulkhead systems for the food transportation industry; RoadwarrioR and SidekicK safety walkramp systems for food transportation; and LinksGuard security chain closures for building security. ISO 9001-certified and owner of 10 U.S. and Canadian patents, R•O•M serves its national and international customer base with a field staff of 10 territory managers and a 10-person inside customer development team. The company’s website is www.romcorp.com.

For more information, contact:
Steve Briggs
R•O•M Corporation
6800 E. 163rd St.
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: 816-318-8000
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Darrin Widick
Widick Marketing
415 Delaware, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-753-2420 ext. 334
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Genesis Announces Plans to Help Customers Meet E.U.’s Looming RoHs Deadline

GEM will offer "lead-free" printed circuit board manufacturing process to customers.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- Genesis Electronics Manufacturing, Inc. (GEM) announced today plans to provide lead-free (RoHs) compliant electronic manufacturing services beginning this year. The RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances) initiative is a requirement for electronic products shipped to the European Union by July 1, 2006.

“The implementation of lead-free manufacturing processes will provide our OEM customers the ability to provide lead-free, RoHS compliant product to their respective global market places,” said Scott Mauldin, VP of Operations. “This shift in materials and manufacturing methods ranks among the largest technical challenges our industry has faced in the last twenty years. GEM plans not only to change our internal processes but to provide technical assistance to our customers as they re-engineer their products to meet this requirement.”

Genesis Electronics Manufacturing, an electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company provides end to end supply chain solutions for Electronic OEM customers in the commercial, medical, military, homeland security and industrial electronics marketplace. GEM provides ISO 9001:2000 Manufacturing and Repair & Logistics services from it’s location in Tampa, Florida, and is a privately owned organization. For additional information regarding GEM’s service offerings, visit the GEM website at www.genesismfg.com.

Contact:
Scott Mauldin
813-854-1661
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Kanban Provider Datacraft Solutions Grows 1000% in 12 months

E-kanban Grows 1000% in 12 months according to provider of kanban services Datacraft Solutions

(PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- 1000% growth in e-kanban services in the past twelve months has North Carolina-based Datacraft Solutions (www.datacraftsolutions.com) poised to capture significant percentage of lean manufacturing organizations business.

According to Sam Bayer, President of Datacraft Solutions, “We have seen explosive growth from major manufacturing enterprises with Lean initiatives. From Wiremold to dj Orthopedics to KOYO to Outokumpu, our e-kanban system, Signum, is being used throughout North America.”

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.

Bayer noted, “Signum, our electronic kanban system gives manufacturers a heads up to which of those four faxes might be the problem and then frees you up to deal with them because our system has dealt with the other 396 kanban signals with zero effort.” Bayer also noted that process improvement with existing suppliers will further reduce lead times and inventory levels and bring more suppliers onto the system.

The leader in e-kanban is Datacraft Solutions. With more than 1000% growth in the past twelve months, Datacraft Solutions anticipates a continued rate of growth throughout 2008.

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

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Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Integrated Group

Integrated Group a collection of diverse companies selects ERP(enterprise resource planning) Leader Encompix. Found on the Internet when they got on the web and typed "Project Based Manufacturing" and up came Encompix.

(PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) added another ETO (Engineer-to-Order) manufacturer to its client roster this week in Toronto, Canada. The Integrated Group (www.igcompanies.com) is a collection of diverse companies whose flagship company, ID Merchandising, Inc.; it will be the primary user of Encompix software. ID Merchandising (idmerchandising.com) specializes in high-end point of purchase display units. They do most of the work for Land Rover and BMW for point of purchase displays as well as other large companies. They are particularly proud of their ability to integrate several different media options into a single display. ID is very similar to Programmed Products, ESP and Roy Metals, other key Encompix accounts in how they will process data.

ID has a terrific need for a new software application right now and began looking for software just three months ago. They spent significant time with Lilly-Visual (now Infor) and determined that application would not be a fit because of the heavy reliance on MRP concepts requiring part numbers. They spent time with JD Edwards seeing if that environment could work and they discovered that it was more difficult to use than Lilly. They got on the web and typed "Project Based Manufacturing" and up came Encompix. Total time of sale: 6 days from the first face-to-face meeting.

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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
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513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America Improves Profitability by Avoiding Duplication of Work Efforts

Avoiding Duplication of Work Efforts Improves Profitability. Ihe Digital Dashboard by PRONTO North America does that job.

(PRWEB) June 13, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.” Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Tool, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
• Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
• Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
• Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
• Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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200 Miles Per Gallon in a Car? Absolutely - Fuel Efficient Gas Vaporizers - Now on One CD - 920 Gas Saving Vapor Systems - The Largest Collection of Info Ever in One Place

Vapor Systems Technology Inc. of Spring Valley, California is an R&D; company involved in projects that deal with increasing gas mileage and fuel economy through the use of gas saving fuel systems, also known as fuel vaporizers, or vapor fuel systems. As a result of over 400 hours of research they compiled for use in their own projects, they’ve produced the most incredible collection of information on 900+ fuel-stingy inventions specifically built for increasing gas mileage. There has never been anything like it made available to the public before. Their no-installation-needed CD even includes a dynamite fully functional search engine that reveals all the details, drawings, specifications and comments from their inventors. As company CEO Barbara Allais states: “We are so sure you’ll be satisfied that the CD even comes with a 10-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely happy with it”!

(PRWEB) June 12, 2021 -- Vapor Systems Technology Inc. (http://fuelvapors.com) of Spring Valley, California is an R&D; company involved in projects that deal with increasing gas mileage and fuel economy through the use of gas saving fuel systems, also known as fuel vaporizers, or vapor fuel systems.
As a result of over 400 hours of research they compiled for use in their own projects, they’ve produced the most incredible collection of information on 900+ fuel-stingy inventions specifically built for increasing gas mileage. There has never been anything like it made available to the public before. Their no-installation-needed CD even includes a dynamite fully functional search engine that reveals all the details, drawings, specifications and comments from their inventors. As company CEO Barbara Allais states: “We are so sure you’ll be satisfied that the CD even comes with a 10-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely happy with it”!

It’s fairly common knowledge that gasoline introduced into an engine in liquid form by carburetor or fuel injector needs to be changed into a vapor before it will burn. Liquid fuel simply won’t ignite. The heat of the engine partially helps vaporize fuel, but most of the liquid gasoline introduced goes out the exhaust as unburned fuel. That's why it’s currently necessary to have catalytic converters, and other types of emission control devices. There is, however, a much better, more efficient way.

Back in 1932, Charles Nelson Pogue built a vapor system that was tested by Ford Motor Company and Winnepeg Motor Company of Canada. Instead of using conventional methods of dispensing liquid gasoline into the engine, he created a superheating device that boiled the fuel into a dry vapor. It was documented that his system got over 205 miles per gallon, and it sent shock waves through the Stock Market as oil shares plunged at the announcement of the results! For whatever reason, his device never made it to market, and he suddenly became a very prosperous manager of an oil filter company. But regardless of that, the cat had been let out of the bag...

In the 1970's, a young man named Tom Ogle of El Paso, Texas turned the automotive world on it's ear with an astounding claim of over 100 miles per gallon with his vaporizer-equipped V8 Ford (see the actual US patent by following the website link below).

His story was well-documented in the El Paso Times newspaper, and the half-dozen articles can be obtained through the El Paso Library research division (justs ask for information about the Oglemobile as it came to be known). Mr. Ogle took the local press on test drives multiple times, thereby proving his claims. One of the stories reports that a Shell Oil Company representative asked him what he would do if someone offered him a very large sum of money (reportedly $25 Million). He said he’d not be interested, he was going to bring it to market. Unfortunately, shortly afterward Mr. Ogle met with an untimely demise before he could realize his dream.

The author of this CD, Vapor Systems Technology president David Steckling, is an ASE-Certified Automobile and Heavy Truck Master Technician, was a California state smog inspector for nearly 20 years, and is now a technical editor at the leading automobile repair information company in the world. He brings over 25 years of experience in the industry. On top of that, he is a college graduate in Computer Science. While preparing to build their own fuel vaporizing projects, his company chose to see what had already been done. With all those qualifications, Vapor Systems Technology has produced a top quality product that bears the results of over 400 hours of research.

There are a number of ways to vaporize fuel. Following are some of them: exhaust, electric or coolant-heated, catalytic, ultra-sonic, exhaust-blended, steam-blended, hydrogen converter, etc. VST chose the best, most effective systems, and put over 900 of them on the disc! It even has a search engine installed directly on the CD, so that any desired info can quickly be found without guesswork. Over 650 of these systems have expired patents, and can be built, or even sold, by anyone. Every conceivable tip, research result, building recommendation and helpful hint from the inventors is right at your fingertips.

Rumors of these types of systems have been around for years, but now, thanks to the internet, the truth can come out and be available to everyone. Virtually every fuel vapor system that ever enjoyed success is on this CD, and if you would like to stop paying at the pump, and build yourself a vaporizer, this product is a must.

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World Stonex Extends Global Reach in the $20 Billion Natural Stone Industry with Breton, Tekmar Marble, Others

World Stonex, the Online Marketplace for the sale of goods and services by a diverse community of small and large businesses in the natural stone industry, continues to extend its global reach of suppliers to that industry with the addition of companies in Italy, Turkey, Palestine and Egypt.

(PRWEB) June 12, 2021 -- They include Breton, a world leading, Italian-based producer and supplier of machinery and integrated production lines; and Tekmar Marble, Turkey, a world leader in the production of high-quality marble.

They join a network of allied supplier companies that include some of the largest exporters, distributors, and machinery and diamond tools suppliers in many corners of Asia, Europe and North America, according to Kunal Bagla, director for North America for World Stonex.

Breton is a worldwide technology leader in machinery and plants used in the tile and stone industry. Its extensive line of machines for producing natural stone covers various production requirements from block sawing to producing an array of finished products. It also has developed a line of high-speed machining centers with innovative numerical control machines, and a complete range or machines and integrated production lines for processing porcelain granite.

In Turkey, 22 firms have joined the World Stonex community, including Tekmar Marble, the country’s leading exporter of high-quality marble products produced by state-of-the-art equipment and a world leader in the field. Its factory, one of the largest in the world, has an annual capacity of 2-million square meters of marble.

"Today, More than two thousand buyers from 47 countries have joined our community in the last year alone, and an estimated $80 million (U.S.) worth of leads originated on worldstonex.com," said Bagla.

The World Stonex community includes other industry leaders such as Marmo Meccanica USA, Ghines srl from Italy, Pokarna Limited from India, Nassar Investment Co. from Palestine and Quanzhou Wanlong Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. from China.

On worldstonex.com, buyers can find thousands of granites, marbles, travertine, slates and other natural stones, monuments and artifacts, as well as machinery and diamond tools. They can browse every suppliers complete product catalog along with photos and technical specifications, use the proprietary search engine to find what they are looking for, and then send inquiries to suppliers.

"We believe that suppliers should be able to market, advertise and reach out to buyers locally and globally through advanced Internet technologies,” explained Bagla. "And they should be able to do this at an economical cost. We help suppliers receive constant exposure in front of prospects and customers by actively marketing their product catalog on our marketplace."

"Our members tell us that the leads they receive through worldstonex.com complement their existing sales and marketing efforts. We also have service teams in the United States, China and India to make sure that World Stonex is serving customer needs as fully as possible. We work with new suppliers to get them onboard quickly and easily," he added.

World Stonex is a stone E-marketplace that efficiently links suppliers and buyers globally in a revolutionary, innovative, and cost effective manner. Members include processors, quarry owners, natural stone exporters, shipping agents as well as manufacturers of stone machinery, diamond tools & spares, and monuments & artifacts. World Stonex has its global headquarters in India, with offices in China and USA. See www.worldstonex.com for more information.

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Escape-Rail Raises Hopes for Safe High Rise Emergency Escape and Entry

Escape-Rail is the only real escape/entry solution for High Rise structures and can be installed on the fly. Track is only 1 5/8" wide.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2021 -- Implementing the Escape-Rail system allows more people to make a safe and quick exit from burning buildings while providing firefighters easier access from the outside to high-rise fires, and - ultimately - a safer environment for fighting fires. Ideal for high-rise buildings, the product can be installed on new construction or on already existing buildings.

Arnold Iacoviello, creator of Escape-Rail, firmly believes that lives can be saved by using the system. "Saving even one life makes the Escape-Rail system's value incalculuable - our system helps evacuate a continuous stream of people. This means more tracks installed on a building results in more people being evacuated simultaneously," stated Iacoviello.

The easy-to-use product requires little maintenance and not only aids in fire escape but also in fighting fires. Escape-Rail is designed to carry a remote-controlled fire nozzle up a building to direct a controllable stream of water to areas which were previously unreachable.

Aside from transporting firefighters up the outside of buildings more safely, Escape-Rail may carry rescue and fire equipment - minimizing the risk to firefighters of ascending and descending smokey stairwells to fight high-rise fires. Escape-Rail can also be used on buildings that do not have the system pre-installed. Rescue teams equipped with Escape-Rail can use the system to work on almost any building, in any emergency situation.

Once installed, Escape-Rail is multi-faceted and can be used to hold surveillance cameras or to provide a method of cleaning high-rise windows, extending the product use beyond what traditional fire-escape methods are available on the market - in its safety, flexibility and versatility.

Iacoviello is actively seeking investors for Escape-Rail licensing and manufacture. For more information on Escape-Rail or to contact the developer of Escape-Rail, visit http://www.escape-rail.com.

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PSL Optimization Software would Like to Welcome Moores Furniture Group, the Leading UK Kitchen Manufacturer, to its Client Base

Moores Furniture Group, the leading UK Kitchen manufacturer, has recently implemented eight copies of the Secant cutting optimisation system at their Wetherby factory, the largest single site installation of Secant in the UK.

(PRWEB) June 12, 2021 -- The company was impressed by Secants ability to control all aspects of their cutting requirement, including the problems of having to cut two or more boards at a time and of having a limited variety of cut parts in the stacking, without deviating from the essential goals of low waste, high output, and minimal production of extras.

Mr Phillip Knowles, Production Control Manager at Moores commented, “Before Secant our targets for yield and speed of cutting were only achievable after a large amount of manual adjustment to the cutting patterns, often creating significant variation in what was actually produced compared to the original requirement. Secant has really delivered on its promises, both before and after purchase.”

PSL Optimisation Software Ltd is an Oxfordshire based software house specialising in the development of advanced planning systems for the manufacturing and distribution industries.

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Taye Drums announces 3 ACS Accessory Clamp System Packages

Taye Drums announced the introduction of three new ACS Accessory Clamp System packages, featuring fully expandable multi-clamping, multi-booming solutions for drum accessories, cymbals and drums.

(PRWEB) June 11, 2021 -- “Drummers want to add accessories, cymbals and drums to their drum sets, but they don’t want to add lots of extra weight. We have developed three new ACS packages to make it easy, for example, to place both a snare drum and a cymbal on one stand. We can also attach a cymbal boom to the leg of your floor tom. And, two booms on one cymbal stand can be very useful,” stated Ray Ayotte, Taye president.

“The Snare/Cymbal ComboStand illustrates a very creative use of our ACS Clamp System components, whereby we attach a cymbal boom to our boom snare stand: the SB6000BT Boom Snare Stand and the ACS-6C6HRT HideAway boom.” Approximate street price for this package is $149. This combo is also available in Taye’s lighter-weight SB5000BT and SB4000BT snare stands. “Other ideas could include adding a boomed closed-hat Accessory to the ComboStand.”

“The floor tom leg cymbal boom is another innovative idea,” stated Ayotte. “Here we attach to the floor tom leg our ACS-5C5S extendable swivel clamp, and attach to that our ACS-5RT ½” rod cymbal ratchet tilter. It is lightweight, very adjustable and excellent for smaller cymbals.” Approximate street price for this package is $49. Longer swivel connectors are available for higher cymbal positioning. You can also expand to mount two cymbals on two legs. The 5C ratchet fits 3/8” to ½" diameter rod.

The ACS PiggyBack Boom provides a simple solution to mounting cymbals above and close to each other. The Piggy-Back boom package shown consists of our BS5200HBT HideAway boom stand, one ACS-5C5M swivel connector, and one ACS-5RT ½” Rod with cymbal tilter. The approximate street price for this package is $139. The PiggyBack Boom can also be added to another PiggyBack to create a triple stack of cymbals.

“We are very excited about these ACS Accessory Clamp System packages”, stated Ray Ayotte. “It is easy to see how ACS can save weight, space and money, while providing imaginative, functional, and cool-looking support and placement solutions.”

For more information please visit www.tayedrums.com, email e-mail protected from spam bots, or phone 909-628-9589.

Taye Drums is one of the world’s fastest growing makers of fine quality drums, hardware, drumheads and accessories.
Taye Drums has offices and distribution facilities in Chino California, and Vancouver Canada.

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June 10, 2021

Hi-Tech, Inland and Hoffman Form Strategic Alliance as Single Source

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 10, 2021) — Hi-Tech Rubber, Inland Technologies and A.C. Hoffman Engineering have formed a strategic alliance to serve as a single source for high-quality precision plastic and elastomeric components from prototype to high-volume production.

The three Southern California companies now offer OEM’s state-of-the-art injection molding of liquid silicones, thermoplastics, TPE’s, high-consistency silicone elastomers and organics, high-volume flashless molding of organics and silicones, and sub-component assembly.

“Hi-Tech, Inland and Hoffman have joined forces so that we can offer one-stop shopping to medical-device customers who needhigh-quality precisionplastic and elastomeric components,” said Bill Sherman, President of Hi-Tech Rubber.

“Our clients have always counted on our proprietary know-how to produce the most cost-efficient and high-performing products,” said Glenn Crossno, President of Inland Technologies. “Now we can provide integrated engineering solutions for plastic and rubber assemblies.”

Tom Jenkins, President of A.C. Hoffman, predicted that the combined services will appeal to OEM’s. “Together we can serve a dynamic new group of medical and industrial customers, especially with the opening of a new 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with clean-room molding in July 2005,” he said.

The strategic alliance of Hi-Tech, Inland and Hoffman arises from having common parent companies. Red Diamond Capital and Century Park Capital Partners, private equity firms based in New York and Los Angeles, respectively, acquired Hi-Tech in March 2004 and Inland in April 2005. Hi-Tech acquired Hoffman in October 2004.

The companies have assembled a team of hands-on professionals with diverse backgrounds in mold design and construction, continuous high-volume molding, custom material formulation, secondary operations, assembly, quality assurance, customer service, and sales and marketing.

“As contract manufacturers with decades in the medical-device industry, we have experienced people who make the difference,” Sherman said. “We operate in a dynamic, cohesive and customer-focused work environment. The end result is exceptional flexibility, optimum performance and resource utilization.”

Hi-Tech, Inland and Hoffman offer a comprehensive choice of processes and materials available. On most new projects, they can produce prototype parts in approximately two weeks and then rapidly move into full-scale production. Every production part goes through an extensive start-up procedure and ongoing process validation.

The companies offer support for design and process engineering, material engineering, rapid in-house prototype tooling, and custom assembly and subassembly work. In addition, they offer class 100,000 clean rooms and ship-to-stock service.

“Our people make it a point to understand all aspects of our customers’ business so they can work in partnership every step of the way,” Crossno said. “While expediting projects from initial design to full-scale production, we emphasize continuous quality while ensuring that the OEM’s new product gets to market quickly and cost-effectively.”

Hi-Tech, Inland and Hoffman personnel believe that quality is the cornerstone of all endeavors, according to Jenkins. “Strict adherence to cGMP guidelines, FDA and ISO 9001:2000 registrations demonstrate that we aggressively apply quality-focused techniques and philosophies to manufacture all products to a higher standard of quality,” he said. “We work as a team not just to meet, but to exceed, customer expectations.”

Hi-Tech, founded in 1982 and based in Anaheim, molds rubber into components for medical, technological and industrial industries. The company formulates and develops its own materials and offers an array of production processes. Hi-Tech has grown steadily by focusing on complex, difficult-to-mold parts for critical customer applications. Hi-Tech's proprietary engineering expertise, efficient high-volume production capabilities, competitive pricing and superior customer service have helped establish the company as a sole source supplier for over 80% of the components it manufactures.

Inland, founded in 1992 and headquartered in Fontana, is a leading supplier of precision injection-molded plastic components and assembly services to the medical industry. Inland offers its customers an integrated approach to designing and manufacturing precision plastic injection-molded products and provides a full range of services, from product and tooling design to mold fabrication, plastic injection molding and assembly.

Hoffman, founded in 1964 and based in Riverside, molds rubber components for medical and commercial industries. The company tests materials, develops compounds, creates designs and produces prototypes and products. It serves the medical industry by manufacturing valves, diaphragms, seals, and closures for use in medical applications. The company also produces components for the irrigation, food, automotive and electronic industries.

Red Diamond Capital, formed in 2002, is an independent $150-million private equity fund that invests in middle-market distribution, manufacturing, service businesses in North America. With its committed capital provided primarily by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan's leading trading company, through its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi International Corporation.

Century Park Capital Partners is a committed private investment fund that specializes in making $10-million to $50-million long-term equity investments in profitable, growing companies with revenues ranging from $20 million to $200 million. Century Park most commonly invests in closely held, entrepreneurial companies or divisions or subsidiaries of larger companies.

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Hi-Tech Rubber, Inc.
3191 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TEL: (800) 924-4832, (714) 632-7710
FAX: (714) 632-5647
http://www.hitechrubber.com

Inland Technologies, Inc.
7851 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336
TEL: (909) 428-6722
FAX: (909) 428-9352
http://www.inlandtechnologies.com

A.C. Hoffman Engineering, Inc.
5876 Republic Street, Riverside, CA 92504
TEL: (951) 688-7455
FAX: (951) 688-1249
http://www.achoffman.com

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The Executive Assistant Offers Complete Guide to Purchasing Digital Cameras

If you thought that shopping for digital cameras could not be made simple, check out the article by Chris Thomas called “Getting the right digital camera for me!”

(PRWEB) June 10, 2021 -- Chris Thomas has taken the confusing world of digital cameras and made it easier to understand. Chris covers all aspects of the camera from what you intend to use it for to the right accessories to purchase along with your camera. See Chris’ article at http://www.theexecutiveassistant.com/digital_cameras.html if you are in the market for a new camera and it is sure to make your decision easier. The common shopper is truly dangerous when armed with the proper information. Along with Chris Thomas’ guide to buying digital cameras The Executive Assistant has offered links to several other sources for even more information regarding the purchase, along with links to the top name brand manufacturers for your one stop research center.

The convenience of http://www.theexecutiveassistant.com/digital_cameras.html is amazing. You simply read through the guide by Chris Thomas and use the links provided to shop and compare. The Executive Assistant provides an ever increasing inventory of buying guides, each one seem to out do the previous.

The Executive Assistant has been in business now for two years and has found a home in marketing and sales small business services. With years of experience between the staff members the TEA Team is making research easier for the common shopper.

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MF Digital's BAXTER Automates Multi Disc MP3 and WMA Ripping, PC Back up to CD or DVD, CD & DVD Duplication, and More

MF Digital’s New Desktop ‘Assistant” Defines New Multi-Function Product Segment in the Duplication System Industry. Baxter brings automatic MP3 & WMA ripping, PC back up, CD & DVD duplication, and more to the desktop handling 25 discs at a time.

E. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2021 -- Creating a new product segment in the CD/DVD duplication system industry, MF Digital has introduced Baxter, the first truly multi-functional desktop assistant. Incorporating software normally found in MF Digital’s industrial grade CD/DVD duplication systems in a small desktop device, Baxter offers a multitude of unique duplication and storage applications at the touch of a key.

Features now embedded in MF Digital’s Scribe PC software empower Baxter to accomplish audio/video/data duplication, PC hard disc back-up, MP3/WMA ripping as well as image archiving. All are facilitated through the desktop device which is actually only slightly larger than a phone. With a CD and DVD combination drive, Baxter provides automatic, hands-free duplication with a 25 disc capacity, and write speeds for CD at 40X, and for DVD at 16X. With Baxter’s Software Development Kit (SDK), a user can write their own applications.

Weighing only seven pounds, and measuring only 15.25” deep, 9” wide and 7.25” high, Baxter puts multi-functionality duplication and storage right on a user’s desktop, bringing formally only large system capabilities to a wider market. The compact device simply connects to a PC through a USB port and its own power cable.

“For so many reasons, Baxter redefines CD/DVD duplication by putting it right on the desktop, without requiring towers or large apparatus. Given its back-up and archiving applications, Baxter now extends the value of disc duplication for small businesses, independents, prosumers and even consumers, at a reasonable price point,” according to John McGrath, Eastern Sales Manager of MF Digital.

“The whole notion of incorporating all these applications into one desktop duplicating system really revolutionizes the product category. Having the ability to automate many everyday tasks such as back-up, or ripping audio CDs to MP3/WMA illustrates Baxter’s versatility and usefulness in almost every business setting,” says McGrath.

Baxter carries an initial manufacturer’s suggested price of US $1095.00. Shipping is expected to begin June 15.

MF Digital is known as a leading manufacturer of DVD / CD duplication, publishing and printing equipment for the professional audio and video, corporate, church ministry and government markets. Based in E. Farmingdale, NY, the company has been developing duplication solutions for over a decade. Additional information about Baxter may be found at http://www.mfdigital.com/baxter.html

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Silterra Launches its Next 0.13-Micron Multi-Project Wafer

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a demand-driven semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies launches its next 0.13-micron multi-project wafer, July 15, 2005.

(PRWEB) June 10, 2021 -- SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., 1740 Technology Drive, Suite 530, San Jose CA 95110, www.silterra.com (408) 530-0888

Contact: David Fung of SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., 1740 Technology Drive, Suite 530, San Jose CA 95110, (408) 530-0888, e-mail protected from spam bots or Joanna Laznicka of 2nd Story Media., 1515 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120, (408) 245-5117. e-mail protected from spam bots

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a demand-driven semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies launches its next 0.13-micron multi-project wafer, July 15, 2005. Standard chip size is 5 mm x 5 mm. To participate in the shuttle, or for additional information on Silterra services call (408) 530-0888 or visit www.silterra.com

About Silterra Malaysia Sdn.Bhd.:
Market demand driven, Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down to 0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete, competitive contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM customers’ designs. Silterra’s wafer fab has a design capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month. Environmentally vigilant, Silterra delivers award winning, world-class performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity, competitive advantages and around the clock customer support. Silterra is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in 1995, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in Malaysia’s Kulim High-Tech Park, and Silterra has sales and marketing offices in San Jose (California), Hsinchu (Taiwan) and Munich (Germany).

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Sound Seal Introduces the Next Generation of Cork Underlayments

Sound Seal, the leader in sound control products for over 25 years, proudly introduces CeraZorb® acoustical floor underlayment. Part of the Impacta line of acoustical floor underlayment products from Sound Seal, CeraZorb® is an innovative sound reducing underlayment for ceramic tile, natural stone and marble flooring that also acts as a crack suppressant.

(PRWEB) June 10, 2021 -- Sound Seal, the leader in sound control products for over 25 years, proudly introduces CeraZorb® acoustical floor underlayment. Part of the Impacta line of acoustical floor underlayment products from Sound Seal, CeraZorb® is an innovative sound reducing underlayment for ceramic tile, natural stone and marble flooring that also acts as a crack suppressant.

CeraZorb® is a synthetic cork product which will not rot, support mold or mildew, or absorb water like real cork. CeraZorb® , at 3/16" thick, is available in 4' x 100' rolls, which makes for easy installation over wood or concrete floor structures. CeraZorb® underlayment has an acoustic performance equal to that of 1/2" cork at about half the cost of cork. CeraZorb® has achieved field IIC ratings of 59, and passes TCA to light commercial rating.

For more information about CeraZorb®, or any of the products in the Impacta line of acoustical floor underlayment products from Sound Seal, please visit impactaunderlayments.com, or call toll-free 1-800-569-1294 to request specific product literature or samples.

Sound Seal provides products and services for commercial and residential applications, serving industrial, architectural, construction and original equipment manufacturing markets.

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PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Provides Professional Documents

ERP FaxMail Provides Professional Documents directly from ERP system.

(PRWEB) June 10, 2021 -- The ability to fax or e-mail any PRONTO-Xi document or report directly to customers, suppliers, colleagues directly from the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system dramatically improves productivity. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “FaxMail immediately drives cost savings with large reductions in communication and administration costs.”

The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
•Reduce Postage Costs
•Reduce Faxing costs
•Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
•Reduce time spend at the fax machine
•Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
•Easy to use as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

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

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858=

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June 09, 2021

Nanotechnology Partnerships, Connections Spur Innovation for Fluid Control Industries

Bringing together people with expertise in microtechnology, automotive application engineering, MEMS flow control research and development, and venture capital, Microstaq is on target to succeed in several flow-control industries with its microvalve.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 9, 2021 –- Microstaq founders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance knew a lot about automotive systems and little about microtechnology when they set out eight years ago to create a new business making a better flow control valve. Having worked in business development and sales for a large automotive company, the two were in a position to improve on the manufacturing of traditional mechanical valves that run various automotive flow control systems and they knew how to sell it.

They were seeking a manufacturer for their valve when they met Bob Mehalso, an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology and microsystems. Mehalso is a consultant in micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS technology, and a man with many contacts in the micro-manufacturing industry. His innovative approaches to commercializing nanosystems have lead to products such as ink-jet print heads and fuel-injection nozzles.

Mehalso had just one word for Booth and Chance: silicon.

Why not replace the car’s bulky, seventeen-part mechanical valve with a radically smaller single silicon chip capable of controlling the same fluids?

Through Mehalso’s contacts Booth and Chance inked a commercial agreement with the inventor of a silicon microvalve technology designed for harsh environment flow control systems. Today, Microstaq’s employees include both silicon and flow control experts who are working together to bring MEMS technology to the automotive world of flow control. Microstaq’s tiny silicon chip, whose production is expected to get under way in late 2006, promises to revolutionize the fluid control industry as the transistor did in the electronics world.

The miniature silicon wafer promises to control the flow of liquids, mists and gases in air-conditioning, transmission, braking and other automotive systems operating at high pressures and high flows. Its lighter weight and smaller size, coupled with its resistive, linear flow control characteristics, have the potential to contribute to vehicle fuel economy and to reduce power consumption in every car, truck and SUV that uses it.

Booth and Chance believe their patented microtechnology has broad application potential that could result in a number of business and technical partnerships across multiple industries. For instance, the microvalve technology has great potential for the miniaturization of flow control in biomedical, refrigeration, aerospace and aeronautics. Its portability, low cost, accuracy and small fluid volume requirements also make it ideal for point-of-use chemical mixing and for active cooling of complex, heat generating electronic systems such as modern microprocessors.

The company’s silicon chip-based flow control technology leverages proven silicon wafer processing techniques to create a single-structure, ‘solid state’ valve capable of controlling a range of fluids in today’s high-pressure, high-flow rate control environments without the traditional membrane or orifice-type microvalve designs. The chip’s cost, size, weight, durability, performance and component integration capability offer strong benefits for auto manufacturers and automotive systems suppliers.

“In a demanding world marketplace, product miniaturization matters,” Booth said. “Business partnerships are also important, and Microstaq recognizes the benefits of partnering with people and organizations to efficiently develop and market this valve technology in promising business sectors.”

Microstaq’s valve technology has so much business potential that the company received a $2 million federal award in 2001 from the U.S Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Advanced Technology Program to complete the development of its unique microvalve. Microstaq has also obtained several research grant awards from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

In 2004 the company received over $2 million in venture capital funding.

About Microstaq:
Microstaq (www.microstaq.com) is a privately held company founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive systems. Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal to extreme flow control environments.

Co-founders Steve Booth and Jeff Chance were business development and sales managers in the automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling industry before founding the company to address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries. Formerly known as Alumina Micro, the company moved to Bellingham in 2002.

Microstaq recognizes the benefits of business partnerships to efficiently market its valve technology and seeks partnerships that will successfully market its flow control technology into promising business sectors.

Contact:
Jeff Chance
Executive Vice President
360-734-8220 x102
www.microstaq.com

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HR.BLR.com Selected by CheckPointHR to Provide Human Resource Compliance Service

CheckPoint HR has selected HR.BLR.com to provide its clients with instant online access to BLR’s plain-English human resource and compliance database, along with thousands of pre-written and downloadable job descriptions, checklists and training meetings.

Edison, NJ (PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- CheckPoint HR, LLC, a leading Administrative Service Organization (ASO) that provides middle market businesses with comprehensive, Web-enabled solutions designed to manage clients’ human resource, payroll, benefits administration and benefits procurement functions, announces its selection of Business and Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) of Old Saybrook, Connecticut to provide human resource and compliance services.

CheckPoint HR’s clients will have instant online access to the HR.BLR.com plain-English human resource and compliance database, which offers hundreds of compliance topics, along with thousands of pre-written and downloadable job descriptions, checklists and training meetings. An on-line help desk will respond to various employment questions within a 24 hour period of time.

Bob Brady, BLR’s President and founder, commented, “We’re thrilled to be selected as their online provider of human resource and compliance services and to be added to CheckPoint HR’s powerful, fully integrated HRIS platform. CheckPoint HR definitely has a better mousetrap for HR outsourcing, going far beyond payroll processing to provide a comprehensive, turn-key HRIS solution to the middle market”.

Steve A. Rosenthal, CheckPoint HR’s CEO and founder, stated, “CheckPoint HR clients will now have a practical online source to answer HR and compliance questions right at their fingertips”. Rosenthal added, “BLR’s expertise in providing web-based services as well as their ability to personally answer HR and compliance questions for CheckPoint HR’s clients, within our integrated system, is exactly how we want to address our clients’ overall HR and compliance needs”.

BLR provides plain-English online compliance and training resources for HR, compensation, safety and environmental managers.

CheckPoint HR provides middle-market businesses with comprehensive, scalable, Web-enabled solutions that fully integrate clients’ human resources, payroll, benefits administration and benefits procurement functions on a single, state-of-art HRIS platform.

Contact: Tina Freedman
Company Name: CheckPoint HR, LLC
Telephone Number: (732) 287-8270
Website Address: www.checkpointhr.com

Contact: Kevin Flood
Company Name: Business and Legal Reports, Inc.
Telephone Number: (860) 510-0100 x 2283
Website Address: http://HR.BLR.com

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Greener 'Plug-in' Hybrid Launched in Europe

UK company Amberjac Projects Ltd in association with EnergyCS and Edrive Systems of California, launch the 'plug in' hybrid conversion for the Toyota Prius in Europe. Fuel consumption of 130mpg and an electric only mode up to 35 miles

(PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- Amberjac Projects Limited are proud to announce, in conjunction with our USA partners EnergyCS and Edrive Systems LLC, the launch of the ‘Plug In’ Hybrid concept in Europe. Incorporates Valence Technology’s Saphion®® Lithium-ion battery allowing more zero-emission driving and improved consumption.

Amberjac Projects is in the process of acquiring exclusive European rights from Edrive Systems and EnergyCS to offer integrated conversions and licensing of the Edrive Systems ‘Plug-in’ concept to integrators and OEM manufacturers.

“This is a breakthrough in the industry. The PHEV allows renewable energy to displace gasoline, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels,” said Stephan Godevais, president and CEO of Valence Technology.” We are pleased that Amberjac Projects have followed EnergyCS and Edrive Systems by adopting a Saphion solution for the European Prius PHEV conversion kit.”

‘Plug-in’ hybrids have a higher capacity battery system and the capability to recharge from national grid electricity supplies, adding renewable energy to the transportation fuel mix. Recharging will normally take place overnight utilising cheap rate electricity and taking advantage of spare off peak generation capacity, taking advantage of unused capacity at that time.

The ‘Plug-in’ Hybrid concept is a revolutionary development offering significant improvements in fuel efficiency and zero emission electric vehicle range, and represents a major advancement in Hybrid vehicle technology.

The first vehicle to be converted will be a Toyota Prius and will be available for demonstrations or press events at the end of July 2005, with a vehicle conversion commercially available in early 2006. Early adopters are being sought for initial development vehicles, at higher initial cost, to assist us with our data generation programme or for extended fleet trials.

Recently the Edrive Systems Plug-in Prius achieved 102mpg (US Gallon) over the first 60 miles and a net 84mpg over a 150 mile course in the Tour de Sol in New York, first place in Hybrid category and first place in technical innovation.

Plug in upgrades will be offered for other hybrid vehicles as they become available from OEM manufacturers, such as the new Lexus RX400h hybrid, GS450h hybrid and the European version of the Ford Escape hybrid. OEM manufacturers are invited to discuss the possibilities of integrating the plug-in concept in new vehicle development programmes with the 4x4 (SUV) and large/medium vehicle markets of particular focus.

The key elements of the Prius ‘Plug-in’ conversion are as follows:
1) 9kWh Saphion™ battery system replaces the standard 1.3kWh NiMH pack
2) BMU (Battery Management Unit) system that interfaces seamlessly with the Toyota Hybrid System (THS)
3) Up to 35 miles EV range at urban speeds below 33mph
4) 130 in combined cycle driving (130 miles per imperial gallon, 1 Imperial gallon = 4.4 litres; 1 US gallon = 3.8 Litres)
5) Returns to normal Prius hybrid mode when battery pack depleted
6) Compact Onboard charging system, charge anywhere
7) Charged by domestic electrical power. Charge overnight using cheap rate off peak electricity and grid renewables.
8) Can be conveniently charged by roadside charging systems
9) Will be the first commercially available plug-in hybrid, pre-orders being taken

Contacts: Simon Sheldon, Managing Director, Amberjac Projects Limited
Website: www.plugin-hybrid.com
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Custom Motors Announces New Superformance Cobra Facility

Custom Motors, Southern California's premier Cobra facility announces expansion of its installation and service facility.

(PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- Custom Motors Enterprises of CA Inc., a well-established and highly-respected Superformance Cobra kit car installer, has announced the opening of a new 14,000 square foot assembly and service center in Costa Mesa, California. According to Custom Motors Vice-President Barbara Page, rapidly increasing demand for road-ready Cobras coupled with steady growth of the company's general auto maintenance and fleet service units necessitated expansion to the state-of-the-art new facility.

"As more and more sports car enthusiasts realize the dream of owning a Cobra, our ability to supply finished product was outpacing our assembly capabilities," Page said at a recent press conference in Orange County, California. "Demand for exotic automobiles is increasing at a phenomenal rate," she said. "Our new assembly and maintenance facility increases our production capacity and will result in speedier turn-around for customers waiting for new automobiles."

Custom Motors receives partially assembled Superformance "rolling chassis" kits from the manufacturer. The company then completes the autos by installing extreme performance Roush V8 engines. "Most of the cars that leave our shop are turning out over 500 horsepower," Page said. "This is not a car for the faint of heart." Roush engines are well known for their extensive use in Nascar. "We'll see 600 horsepower models before the end of the year," Page added.

"Our continued growth in general auto repair and maintenance and fleet service contracts played a major role in our expansion to this new facility," Page said. "With 14,000 square feet and parking for over 40 cars we have the capacity now to service fairly large fleets."

Celebrating its 30th year in business, Custom Motors caters to hundreds of loyal customers from all over Southern California. "Our customer base gets larger every month and we're stronger now than ever," Page said. Custom Motors is a leading provider of general auto repair and maintenance to foreign and domestic automobile owners, employing only ASE certified mechanics and technicians. "Our mechanics are experienced and highly-trained professionals that really care about the work they do," Page said. "They take a great deal of pride in their work and that reflects well on our entire operation."

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New Economic Reports Forecast Business Conditions & Recessions Nine Months out

RDLB, Inc. today announced a new analytic device – Mr. Model – that uses hard data to accurately forecast economic conditions and recessions for the next three quarters. Mr. Model, published monthly, offers a nine-month heads-up on economic conditions, giving businesses and investors ample time to gear up for an expansion or tighten belts for a bust. Free sample reports and subscriptions are available at www.nospinforecast.com.

Lombard, IL (PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- RDLB, Inc. today announced a new analytic device – Mr. Model – that uses hard data to accurately forecast economic conditions for the next three quarters. Mr. Model, published monthly, offers a nine-month heads-up on economic conditions, giving businesses and investors ample time to gear up for an expansion or tighten belts for a bust. Free sample reports and subscriptions are available at www.nospinforecast.com.

“The reliable nine-month economic forecast that our reports provide enables decision makers to develop business and financial plans based on facts, not speculation,” said Bob Dieli, president of RDLB.

“Everybody wants to know when the next recession will happen,” said Dieli. “But existing economic models didn’t do a good job of forecasting recessions.” Dieli built a better model using variables he studied for 30 years as a business economist. When finished, he rigorously tested his design. “Mr. Model accurately forecast every recession in the last 40 years,” says Dieli.

Mr. Model provides the foundation for three monthly reports published by RDLB.

• The Employment Situation—an analysis of the latest job figures
• Prospects and Perspectives—a detailed briefing on economic conditions
• Overview and Outlook—a quick and concise review of key economic indicators

What sets these three reports apart from other forecasting commentaries, says Dieli, is “no spin.” RDLB has no affiliation with any institution or political agenda. It does not profit from the sale of any financial product or service.

The reports don’t give “buy/sell” recommendations, but provide data and analysis to enable subscribers to make their own business and investment decisions. Investors can use information about prospective interest rates and stock prices to optimize portfolio returns. Business managers can factor in employment and price trends when making decisions about whether and how to plan for an expansion.

Ron Griess, president of Thechartstore.com, praises Dieli’s unbiased and cogent analysis. “There are economists who still do their homework. Bob Dieli is one such economist. His independently researched, thought provoking and insightful commentary centered around Mr. Model is on my 'must read' each time he publishes."

The three reports can be purchased as single issues or buy a subscription at: www.nospinforecast.com.
A yearly (12 issues) subscription:
• The Employment Situation, $99.50
• Overview and Outlook, $99.50
• Prospects and Perspective, $995.00

About Bob Dieli
Bob Dieli founded RDLB, Inc., a Chicago-area economic research and management consulting firm, in 2001. He had 23 years experience as an economic analyst and forecaster for several financial institutions in Chicago. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas.

RDLB Contact: Bob Dieli, www.nospinforecast.com, 630-261-8128

Media Contact: Beth Peterson, (847) 841-7001 or cell (708) 466-3519, e-mail protected from spam bots

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Environmental Concerns Prompt Ink Manufacturer to Install DCF Filter

Progressive Ink manufactures printing inks for flexible packaging, such as snack packaging, milk cartons and bread bags. In the St. Louis, Missouri manufacturing facility, pressurized bag filters used in the fill area were generating a lot of waste. During a batch run, up to twenty filter bags were replaced and thrown away. Progressive Ink was concerned about the large amounts of waste generated and its effect on the environment. There were other problems too. Occasionally, a bag would rupture and contaminate the ink being processed for shipping. Progressive Ink also experienced variations in the filtering performance of the bags.

(PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- Situation:
Progressive Ink manufactures printing inks for flexible packaging, such as snack packaging, milk cartons and bread bags. In the St. Louis, Missouri manufacturing facility, pressurized bag filters used in the fill area were generating a lot of waste. During a batch run, up to twenty filter bags were replaced and thrown away. Progressive Ink was concerned about the large amounts of waste generated and its effect on the environment. There were other problems too. Occasionally, a bag would rupture and contaminate the ink being processed for shipping. Progressive Ink also experienced variations in the filtering performance of the bags.

Our Solution:
With few solutions available on the market, Progressive Ink had trouble finding a filter that could filter tight enough to meet the industry requirements of at least 75 micron retention. Their extensive search ended with the Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filter — which offered filtration capabilities well beyond the industry standard. The company installed a DCF-800 filter that filters to 50 micron. It is equipped with pneumatic timers, Teflon®‚ seals, a pneumatic actuator used to move the disc and clean the screen and a purge valve actuator that, when activated, rids the housing of collected debris. Operation of the DCF is easy, and it features a stainless steel pressure-rated housing. The DCF’s filtering screen is specially machined so material will not get wedged into the media surface.

Results:
The DCF filter’s specially machined filtering screen offers concise and consistent particle retention, so Progressive Ink no longer suffers from variations in filtering performance. And, Progressive Ink is able to reprocess its collected waste. Waste collected by the Ronningen-Petter DCF filter is highly concentrated, so that overall purge volume is extremely small. The small amounts of waste collected in the DCF purge chamber are transferred back to the premix tank. Reprocessing rather than disposing of collected waste saves disposal costs and reduces product loss. Progressive Ink is also very pleased with the consistently low differential pressure the DCF filter maintains, and the even throughput levels it provides to the fill line.

Conclusion:
The Ronningen-Petter DCF filter provides environmentally sound filtration while improving the ink’s overall quality. Frank Davis, maintenance superintendent at Progressive Ink said, “We plan to replace all of our bags with DCF filters.”

Teflon® is a registered trademark of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

For more information visit www.RPAprocess.com, e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots or call us at +1 269 323 1313.

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A2B Tracking Solutions Releases Past Performance Ratings

A2B Tracking Solutions,Inc, the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking, including the UID Comply!™ packaged solution for DoD contractors, has received an overall rating of 93 out of a possible 100 on the Supplier Performance Ratings from Open Ratings, a Dun & Bradstreet partner company that analyzes trading partner performance.

Portsmouth, RI (PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- A2B Tracking Solutions, Inc, the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking, including the UID Comply!™ packaged solution for DoD contractors, has received an overall rating of 93 out of a possible 100 on the Supplier Performance Ratings from Open Ratings, a Dun & Bradstreet partner company that analyzes trading partner performance.

The score, compiled from a random cross-section of past customers, is an assessment of likely overall performance and a benchmark that indicates where the company falls in comparison to other rated companies in the computer, peripherals and software segments. The report also provides detailed Past Performance Ratings for key aspects of supplier performance including reliability, order accuracy, personnel, cost, customer support, quality, timeliness of delivery, business relations and responsiveness.

A2B Tracking has developed advanced label compliance software for many retail giants like K-Mart and Wal-Mart. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has lead the bar code industry movement into mobile computing, developing a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system and providing total technical support for one of America’s largest parcel delivery companies.

Most recently A2B has released UID Comply!™. This turnkey package, which includes UID compliant labeling software and a mobile computer with integrated scanner, is the leading solution package offered in direct response to the Department of Defense (DoD) UID (unique identification) mandate.

Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have lead innovations in applications for 40 years, including participation on the DoD’s Integrated Product Team for the definition and rollout of the UID. To date, A2B has completed more than 2,000 tracking installations around the world. For more information about A2B Tracking, visit www.a2btracking.com.

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Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Formglas

Engineer-to-Order ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Formglas

(PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- Formglas, Inc. (www.formglas.com) recently joined the fraternity of Engineer-to-Order/project-based manufacturing companies. Formglas placed an initial order for 20 seats of Encompix with implementation and support services. Formglas, located in Toronto has 4 operating divisions. The primary division (commercial construction) provides custom gypsum-based products to the construction industry. The gypsum products are used in place of heavier, more expensive, more flammable materials like wood. Formglas specializes in providing ornamental ceiling and wall fixtures to the Casino and cruise ship industries. Their other divisions are architectural, fireplace and CNC Pattern.

A typical project for them begins with a quotation to provide a certain amount of a product that has been designed by an architect to a customer building a large facility. Formglas provides a quotation in number of pieces and feet using several custom dimensions. They make a pattern (mold) to use in the production of the final product. Formglas is like many of mold makers in their system requirements. Once the patterns are complete the company makes a recipe of gypsum or glass and then manually presses the gypsum into the pattern. The gypsum dries, is finished, (painted, sanded, etc) and then stored for shipment to the job site. The shipments and production schedule are timed in accordance with the project site build schedule.

The company was using a custom developed job tracking system and AccPac accounting. The company tired to implement Made2Manage ERP three years ago, but failed when they realized how project oriented they were and that they rarely make the same item twice.

Atul Swarup, the VP of Finance, was the driving force behind the system, leading the charge to allow for a new culture to develop in the company. The competitors for this account were Lilly (Infor), Epicor (Vantage), Navision, and Made2Manage. Atul spoke to five Encompix reference accounts including a visit to Weber Manufacturing in Midland, Ontario.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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.

www.encompix.com
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513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via Red Hat Linux

PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via Red Hat Linux

(PRWEB) June 9, 2021 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.

Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”

Technology:
•Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
•“Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
•Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

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

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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Nanometrix Selected for SEMICON® West Technology Innovation Showcase

The event will show the nanotechnology company's impact on the semiconductor industry.

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB via NSTI) June 8, 2021 -- Global trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has selected nanotechnology manufacturer Nanometrix to present its ultra-thin film equipment at the third annual Technology Innovation Showcase. Nanometrix is one of 23 companies selected to present at the exclusive event, which will be held July 11 – 15th in conjunction with the SEMICON West 2005 Tradeshow in San Francisco.

SEMI created the Technology Innovation Showcase to highlight breakthrough technologies that are expected to significantly impact the semiconductor industry. Participating companies will have booth space and will also give a 20-minute presentation. During the four-day-long event, Nanometrix will showcase how the company's ultra-thin film, the MG-1™ deposition system, can apply photoresist and other polymer material down to 1.5nm in thickness with atomic smoothness (0.1nm), enabling the production of next generation advanced semiconductor devices.

Nanometrix CEO Patrick O'Connor said, "Being selected to participate in the Innovation Showcase demonstrates the semiconductor industry's understanding of the solutions that Nanometrix Ultra Thin Film nanotechnology can provide to some of its most pressing problems. We are pleased to have this opportunity to interact directly with a broad audience of decision makers in this key market for our product."

About Nanometrix
Nanometrix' innovative MG-1™ deposition process provides a unique method of producing ultra-thin polymers films. The MG-1™ nanotechnology process uses patented monolayer technology to produce polymers as well nanoparticles that are uniform, smooth, and cost-effective. For more information, see www.nanometrix.com.
MG-1™ is a trademark of Nanometrix, Inc.

About SEMICON® West 2005
SEMICON West is the world's largest exposition devoted to manufacturing technologies for the semiconductor and related microelectronic industries. This year's event will feature more than 1,400 exhibiting companies from 25 countries around the world and will draw an estimated 60,000 attendees including representatives of semiconductor manufacturers, suppliers, and the investment community.

For more information about the SEMICON West exposition, visit this link.

Media Contact:
Patrick O'Connor
514-340-5270

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June 08, 2021

TMC Expands Alliances with Major Asian Promotional Product Manufacturers

Direct alliances will allow marketing promotion savings to be passed on to TMC's clients.

San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 8, 2021 -- Tate Marketing Corp. (TMC) announces that additional promotional products and marketing promotion services, including cost savings for TMC clients, are now available though new direct alliances with major Asian manufacturers. Jack Tate, President of Tate Marketing Corp, stated that the additional cost savings will be passed on to clients.

Tate stressed, "Global alliances enhance our ability to deliver quality promotional products at impressive savings for our clients without sacrificing superior customer service." He added, "TMC has major clients with worldwide presences; the expansion of products sourcing is essential to fulfilling TMC's commitment to staying on the leading edge of the promotional products industry."

Clients very rarely sit down with a sales rep and a catalog to place an order for promotional items. TMC has approximately 700,000 promotional items available through it's website, www.tatemarketing.com. Promotional products are selected from the website, quantity quotes are emailed often within minutes and orders are submitted electronically to TMC's supplier. Tate Marketing Corp. uses online tracking technology to monitor the order through delivery.

For additional information regarding Tate Marketing Corp. and its products and service, call toll free at 866-902-7772, email TMC at e-mail protected from spam bots or access the website at www.tatemarketing.com. At Tate Marketing Corp., "Our only business is promoting your business."

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HR.BLR.com Survey Finds Two New Areas of Military Leave Compliance are Tripping up some HR Managers

Human resource managers don’t completely understand how to comply with military leave under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. A new HR.BLR.com survey finds that two new provisions of the law are not being followed by a small, but significant percentage of employers.

Old Saybrook, Conn. (PRWEB) June 8, 2021 -- The nation’s human resource managers are finding it difficult to comply with military leave under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. HR.BLR.com, “Making State HR Compliance Easier”, reports that a small but significant number of firms are in non-compliance on two new areas of military leave compliance – posting notice, and continuation of health care benefits.

Most firms (92%) in BLR’s online survey conducted in May 2005 reported that they are in compliance with the new posting requirement from the Department of Labor, effective since March 10, 2005. But 57 companies, or 8%, have not provided employee notice of their rights under USERRA, and are, therefore, in violation of its notice requirements.

Employers, which previously were required to offer continuation of health care benefits for up to 18 months, now must offer it to those on military leave and dependents for 24 months. Most (88%) reported that they offer the right to continue in the group health plan for up to 24 months. But 12% are not in compliance with USERRA on this issue.

Susan Prince, senior legal editor at Business & Legal Reports, which operates HR.BLR.com, commented on the results: “It’s clear that our citizen soldiers being on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan is having an effect on HR professionals as they attempt to understand and comply with USERRA.”

“It also”, she continued, “highlights the overall complexity of military leave compliance as it interplays with FMLA and state leave laws.”

More than 750 HR professionals responded, representing businesses of various sizes and industries across the United States.

Seventy-three percent of respondents reported that the issue of military leave has gained more importance to them in the past year.

The survey also reported on the number of employees out on military leave, pay issues, and military leave discrimination claims. BLR offers a free download,“An Employer’s Guide to Military Leave,” which includes both state and federal military leave law at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS20.

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

Contact:
HR.BLR.com Managing Web Editor Kevin Flood
860 510-0100x2283

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New Paper Examines Alternative Technology to RFID for Retailers and Manufacturers Seeking Multiple-Asset Traceability

A new paper, entitled “The Alternative to RFID: Finding the Silver Bullet for Traceability,” examines the benefits of an alternative technology to RFID in rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking applications. The paper is available as a free download at: http://www.visidot.com.

Tel Aviv, Israel (June 8, 2021) -- A new paper, entitled “The Alternative to RFID: Finding the Silver Bullet for Traceability,” examines the benefits of an alternative technology to RFID in rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking applications.

“Retailers and manufacturers know that traceability is a must-have for many products, ranging from sirloin cuts to baby cribs to steel-belted radials,” notes Roger Hecker, product manager, ImageID Ltd. “Unfortunately many intelligent packaging solutions designed to deliver real-time visibility with end-to-end traceability are not yet ready for primetime.”

The paper discusses the challenges facing the deployment of RFID today, compares RFID vs. Visidot accuracy levels, and describes automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) solutions in key manufacturing and retail industry applications.

“Supply chain and logistics operations need near-100% reading accuracy, real-time data for true visibility across the supply chain, standards-based solutions for interoperability with other systems, a cost-effective solution with minimal recurring costs, and solutions that work now,” Hecker said.

In the paper, three applications of the Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture solution are examined, including inbound and outbound shipment verification, management of reusable assets and identification of labels from long distances and in a large field of view, involving:

- A Ford Motor Company plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where the Visidot system is boosting productivity as part of its fully automated Build Order system to produce Ford F150 trucks
- IFCO Systems’ use of Visidot technology to trace, obtain real-time inventory data, record shipments and returns of millions of its reusable plastic containers at its Service Centers and Storage depots throughout Europe and North America
- In the retail supply chain field, the Visidot can help reduce costly charge-backs from retail customers by verifying all of the boxes in each outbound order and use of the stored image from each read for proof of shipment and condition.

The paper, “The Alternative to RFID: Finding the Silver Bullet for Traceability,” is available as a free download from: http://www.visidot.com.

About ImageID and Visidot:
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

Contact:
Don Goncalves
Tiziani Whitmyre for Visidot™
Tel: 1-781-793-9380

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Fortigo Honored Among Top Logistics IT Providers by Inbound Logistics Magazine

Fortigo, Inc. of Austin, Texas has been selected as a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for 2005 by Inbound Logistics magazine. The annual Top 100 Logistics IT Providers are selected from over 500 applicant companies.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 8, 2021 -- Fortigo, Inc. announced today that it has been selected as a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for 2005 by Inbound Logistics magazine. The annual Top 100 Logistics IT Providers are selected from over 500 applicant companies.

"As supply chains become increasingly complex, and as shippers continue to source from a variety of places, it becomes essential to leverage technology to bring more strategic value to enterprise logistics," stated Dr. George Kontoravdis, founder and president of Fortigo.

"So shippers should be looking at new logistics IT alternatives, and specifically solutions such as Fortigo that supply strategic logistics technology without burdening constrained IT resources," added Kontoravdis.

"Given the rapid pace of today's competitive business environment and the need for technology that can help companies leverage logistics strategy, both locally and globally as a competitive advantage, Fortigo offers a modular approach that allows companies to select the logistics IT solutions to meet their specific and ever-changing business needs," stated Felecia Stratton, editor, Inbound Logistics. "Providing logistics and technology leadership, even at today's break-neck speed of business, is one of the many reasons Fortigo was selected by Inbound Logistics editors as one of this year's Top 100 Logistics IT providers."

Fortigo reduces shipping costs, generally upwards of 10% of a company's revenue, by automating, optimizing and auditing logistics operations. Fortigo automates manual processes, optimizes key business decisions and audits carrier compliance to reduce logistics costs, increase profitability, enhance customer satisfaction and build competitive advantage for companies with mid-to-high volume shipping requirements. In addition, Fortigo's on-demand logistics technology does not require internal IT resource.

The Top 100 list appeared in the April 2005 issue of Inbound Logistics magazine.

About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics magazine started in 1981 with the educational mission of helping leading US companies better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines. Today this concept is widely accepted as supply-chain management and Inbound Logistics reaches more than 250,000 print and web readers in North America and around the world. More information can be found at www.inboundlogistics.com.

About Fortigo
Fortigo automates, optimizes, and audits logistics decisions to help enterprises reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability. Fortigo plugs into established supply-chain software and provides rapid return on investment by optimizing logistics processes, minimizing ship-to-order times and streamlining collaboration with logistics providers. The company is based in Austin, Texas and can be found online at www.fortigo.com.

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NBA Player Comes to Life at Publix Supermarkets - Atlas Packaging & Displays Develops Standee Promoting Charity Event

Atlas Packaging & Displays, the premier designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging and displays, announces that it has been selected to design a life-size, in-store standee of Miami Heat player, Alonzo Mourning, promoting his annual Zo’s Summer Groove charity event.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 8, 2021 -- Atlas Packaging & Displays, the premier designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging and displays, announces that it has been selected to design a life-size, in-store standee of Miami Heat player, Alonzo Mourning, promoting his annual Zo’s Summer Groove charity event. Standing 6-feet, 10-inches tall the multi-dimensional promotional display can be seen at more than 200 Publix supermarkets throughout South Florida.

The display digitally printed on foamcore, a lightweight board made of rigid plastic foam is designed for easy transport and minimal installation – shipping flat and assembled in less than a minute. In addition to cutting through the clutter in an often saturated marketplace, the eye-catching display will feature entry forms inviting Publix shoppers to participate in a sweepstakes and the chance to win a variety of prizes. Prizes include a seven day Carnival Cruise Lines trip for two, a $100 gift certificate to Niketown (Miami), an autographed basketball and tickets to the Carnival Cruise Lines ZSG All-Star Basketball game. Available at participating stores in Dade and Broward counties, the display serves to generate excitement and increase attendance at Zo’s Summer Groove.

Atlas Packaging & Displays has teamed up with Ronin Advertising, the Miami based agency responsible for developing and implementing the strategic marketing campaign for Zo’s Summer Groove.

“Zo’s Summer Groove has become a staple event in the South Florida community and we are thrilled to build a successful, collaborative partnership with the Alonzo Mourning Charities and Ronin Advertising teams,” said Darrin Dingman, Vice President of Sales for Atlas Packaging & Displays.

Zo’s Summer Groove is part of Alonzo Mourning Charities, which has raised more than $4.5 million for various South Florida organizations since its inception in 1997.

About Atlas Packaging & Displays
Atlas Packaging and Displays offers structural and graphic design for all display products for a variety of markets and industries. The Company creates point-of-purchase and point-of-sale displays in a variety of mediums and provides turn-key packaging and display solutions from graphic and structural design through production and fulfillment. For more information, visit www.atlaspackaginginc.com or call (305) 688-5096.

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Particle Sizing & Identification Impacts Industries

Atlanta-based MVA Scientific Consultants utilizes microanalytical techniques to help industries deal with the small, unseen issues that can impact their products and materials.

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) June 8, 2021 -- As a leading authority in the Science of Small Things, Atlanta-based MVA Scientific Consultants has developed an international reputation for its expertise in dealing with the small, unseen issues that can impact a number of products and materials. Over the past 15 years, the Firm has helped industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to construction materials address issues involving product formulation and performance.

“Nanoparticles and microparticles are important components of many materials used in manufacturing and processing, however they may also cause formulation and performance problems,” according to Tim B. Vander Wood, Ph.D., Managing Director at MVA Scientific Consultants. “In both cases, Particle Sizing and Identification can be instrumental in monitoring and minimizing these problems,” says Vander Wood.

MVA Scientific Consultants specializes in Particle Sizing and Identification, which is the dimensional measurement and analysis of individual particles in order to determine their size, shape, and chemical composition. “We go beyond routine light scattering methods of particle sizing to help our clients determine the characteristics of thousands of individual particles in a single sample,” adds Vander Wood.

For more information about Particle Sizing and Identification or other services offered by MVA Scientific Consultants, please contact Dr. Tim B. Vander Wood at e-mail protected from spam bots.

About MVA Scientific Consultants:
MVA Scientific Consultants provides critical analysis and support for a variety of public and private sector interests through the use of electron and light microscopy. Clients from across the world seek out the Firm to help address unique challenges involving QA/QC, litigation, industrial hygiene, environmental forensics and a host of other issues.

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PRONTO North America Improves Profitability by Increasing Collaboration

PRONTO North America Improves Profitability by Increasing Collaboration

(PRWEB) June 8, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.”

Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting:
A compelling Executive Information Tool, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.

The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
• Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
• Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
• Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
• Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

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

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

Pronto North America
www.prontoerp.com
Tom Verzi
952-942-5858

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June 07, 2021

Goodyear Names Werner Vice President of Manufacturing, North American Tire

AKRON, Ohio, June 7, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Christopher T. (Chris) Werner Vice President of Manufacturing for its North American Tire (NAT) business unit. Werner was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Operations for GST AutoLeather, Inc., a supplier of automotive leather for luxury vehicles from Toyota/Lexus, Acura, Ford, Chrysler and others.

Werner, 42, will report to Jon Rich, President of North American Tire, and Chris Clark, Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing.

Prior to joining GST AutoLeather, in 2003, Werner held senior positions with Hubbell Corp. and Black & Decker. He was with Black & Decker from 1993 through 2000, rising to the position of Director of Manufacturing. He started his 11-year career at General Electric (GE) in 1982 as an engineer in the company’s Lighting Division. He went on to hold several management positions at GE, culminating with his role as Operations Manager at its Circleville, Ohio, plant.

Werner is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has a strong background in Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement and total quality management.

"Chris brings a wealth of experience at world-class companies that are leaders in continuous improvement and operational excellence," said Rich. "Goodyear’s North American manufacturing organization will greatly benefit from his background and expertise. We believe the keys to our success in North America will be innovation, productivity and speed and we expect Chris will have a positive impact in all of these areas."

Werner was raised in Arkansas where he earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Werner and his wife Lorraine have two children, Kellyn and Peyton, ages six and two.

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Are Your In-House Business to Business Marketing Efforts Taking the Company Where it Needs to Go? No, really, are They?

Can you recall a time that your business to business marketing efforts were really paying off? If that time isn’t right now, maybe a change to marketing publicity is in order

(PRWEB) June 7, 2021 -- Stop and think about your company’s in-house business to business marketing efforts for a moment; or better yet, go down to the marketing bullpen and simply take a look. What kind of results is the team producing? Are those results generating leads and sales?

Remember to look, and don’t rely on what the team tells you. If you do advertising, ask to see the ads that have been published and find out what kind of leads they generated. Take a look at the direct mail and do the same. Consider the last trade show and how many qualified responses came of it. Ask to see copies of all the articles published about your company in trade magazines.

Are you satisfied with the results? Are these results leading to company expansion?

If so, congratulations. Shake the hand of each and every individual on the marketing team and give them all a big “Thank You!” They are making everyone in the organization’s job easier.

If not, then it might be time to consider outsourcing your marketing functions and utilizing the most effective form of business to business marketing today: marketing publicity.

Marketing publicity is the science (or art, depending on who you ask) of generating news and feature articles about products and services throughout the mass media. That means industry trades, consumer trades, and business to business publications – both print and Internet.

The power behind marketing publicity is in its objective, third party endorsement. First, these articles often include several positive customer testimonials. Second, the fact that the publication has published the article as editorial is also a form of third party endorsement. These factors add up to provide a level of credibility that is hard to achieve with other business to business marketing techniques.

Today, some of these firms are also stepping into the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). According to John W. Elliott, of Torrance, Calif.-based marketing public relations firm Power PR (www.powerpr.com), most of the focus in SEO has been in optimizing the company website. However, this limited view of search engine optimization rarely gets a company into the coveted top slot of keyword search results by itself.

Instead, properly optimized news and feature articles optimized and distributed by marketing public relations firms are vaulting their clients to the top of major news and search engine rankings.

What is surprising is the speed at which properly optimized material can impact news and search engine rankings. Many companies, within days of distributing an optimized news article over major wire services and on key industry web sites, reach the top of news search engine results under their keywords. The reported payoff of this approach typically includes an immediate spike in website traffic and an increase in call-in leads

As these articles are distributed through major wire services and posted on key industry websites, the major search engines begin to locate and index the releases. If the article is properly optimized with hyperlinks back to the company’s web site, there will be a corresponding increase to a company’s overall search engine ranking as well.

So, if you are unsatisfied with your company’s business to business marketing efforts, making a change to print and Internet marketing publicity could be the solution.

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Nimcat Networks Extends Its Industry Leadership with TECOM Partnership

Partnership will Deliver Turnkey Enterprise-Class, VoIP Solution to Leading OEMs Targeting SMBs

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) June 7, 2021 -- Nimcat Networks, the premiere provider of embedded, peer-to-peer (P2P) call processing software, and TECOM Ltd, a leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, announced today that they have entered into a partnership. The partnership will embed Nimcat’s industry-first and award-winning nimX™ software within TECOM’s advanced voice over IP (VoIP) terminals. The result will be a turnkey solution that gives original equipment manufacturers (OEM) the opportunity to profitably deliver enterprise-class telephony systems that address the small-to-medium businesses (SMB) market.

Infonetics, an international market research and consulting firm covering the data networking and telecommunications industries estimates that 29% of large, 16% of medium and 4% of small organizations will have adopted IP voice by the end of 2005 in North America. VoIP services revenue was approximately $1.3 billion in 2004, in North American. Additionally, Infonetics predicts that North American VoIP services revenue will grow 1,431% to $19.9 billion by 2009.

“We see a significant market opportunity in partnering with Nimcat to offer such an innovative, yet affordable, solution to the small and medium business,” said Kevin Shen, director of product marketing and management at TECOM. “We are partnering with Nimcat for nimX’s portability, rich feature set, scalability and upgrade path, among others. We were also quite impressed with the company’s integration engineering team. We look forward to a successful and profitable relationship.”

“We are extremely pleased that a leading telecommunications and technology manufacturing firm like TECOM recognizes the power and value of our technology. Our combined efforts will shorten the time-to-market for our common customers,” said Mahshad Koohgoli, chief executive officer of Nimcat Networks, Inc. “We will continue to build the software and provide the engineering support that enables our customers to quickly enter and flourish in new markets.”

The combined system embeds nimX, Nimcat’s unique P2P call processing software that leverages the increased processing power of VoIP chips and the emergence of standard communication protocols, such as SIP. With nimX, the intelligence usually found at the PBX is distributed to end-user telephone sets. Call-control, voice-mail, auto-attendant, branch office and teleworker, among other key features, are all contained within and powered by the IP Telephone.

Nimcat has leveraged this architecture to properly address the telephony needs of the small-to-medium businesses. By eliminating the need for a “central” piece of equipment, Nimcat has developed a low-cost solution that is simple to install and maintain, and more importantly, easy to use.

Phones that contain Nimcat’s technology independently recognize the other terminals on the network and instantly form a trusted, virtual exchange with the ability to interact with their peers, connect to the PSTN or any WAN VoIP channel. Users only need to plug a nimX-powered phone into their data network and it automatically configures itself, allowing calls to be made and received without any additional complex setup or centralized equipment.

About Tecom Co, LTD
TECOM Co., LTD., a leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, was established in 1980 in the Science-Based Industrial Park at Hsinchu, Taiwan. TECOM provides telecommunication equipment products including business communication systems, wireless communication systems and broadband/IP communication systems.

About Nimcat Networks
Nimcat Networks is the premiere provider of embedded, peer-to-peer call processing software. Its patented, Peer-Telephony-eXchange (PTX) solution operates within standard VoIP telephone sets, eliminating the need for costly PBX equipment. Nimcat's solution enables communications equipment vendors to create enterprise-class telephone systems that are easy to deploy, expand and maintain. The company has filed more than a dozen patents for its leading-edge technology. Nimcat's technology improves product margins, reduces development time-to-market and enables new distribution channel opportunities for telephony OEMs.

Nimcat Networks, nimX, Peer Telephony eXchange, the Nimcat Networks logo and any combinations thereof are the property of Nimcat Networks, Inc. All other brand and product names are used for identification only and are owned by their respective holders.

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China's Infant M&A; and MBO Market's begin to Emerge

JTU Capital's "cross-over" positions itself to capture China's bursting commercial and industrial activity

Naples, FL (PRWEB) June 7, 2021 -- Within the dynamics of China's economy, there are a number of unpublicized transactions adding fuel to its economic engine. In its infant stages, mergers and acquisitions (M&A;) and management buyout (MBO) opportunties will be a driving force behind's China fostering world-class companies that build their own brands and challenge foreign incumbents. China's growth is creating a myriad of new entrants in global industries that many investors have long considered to be stable and mature. With the launch of the China Event-Driven Fund, investors can now be positioned to be at the epicenter of this evolving and sustainable trend in such markets as consumer durables, communication equipment, technology, autos and auto parts, medical, consumer staples, energy, financial, capital goods, basic materials, distribution and retailing.

Many market observers have been overlooking some of the biggest long-term gainers because the near-term benefits are limited. JTU Capital's cross-over from an established venture capital firm to a hedge fund presents a unique and limited opportunity for institutional investors and ultra high-net worth individuals to participate in the world's most vibrant and productive economy.

JTU Capital Management Ltd. is a five-year Shanghai-based venture capital firm with an longstanding record of M&A; and MBO transactions in China. For the period, the investment management team achieved a performance record of more than 15% net per annum since 2000. The newly created fund offers a number of competitive advantages related to deal sourcing. Aiding the fund's performance will be an experienced research team and a number of strategic relations with various government agencies.

Throughout the 1980's, a total of 6,966 enterprises were merged with USD $990 million of assets being transferred. Increasing M&A; needs of both the private sector and private sector companies has skyrocketed with activity in 2004 exceeding USD $50 billion. More than 1,600 went through corporate restructuring and are listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to date. With China's accession into the World Trade Organization, the scope and scale of M&A; activity is going to dramatically increase.

"We represent an unprecedented opportunity for investors by having the historical foundation, experience, market resources and insight to this segment of China's economy", stated Chen Sigen, JTU Capital's Chief Investment Officer. "With China's M&A; activity projected to surpass USD $100 billion in the next few years, our investment team has the depth and supportive governmental relations to give the fund a substantive advantage in the marketplace. To further enhance investor returns, the fund will incorporate additional investment strategies to complement its overall objective," Mr. Sigen concluded.

Looking to profit from market inefficiencies related to M&A; arbitrage, distressed securities, management buy-out, undervalued securities, pre-IPO investment and capital structure arbitrage, the China Event-Driven Fund investment objective is to outperform the 17.61% average return from their 2000-2004 geographical event-driven universe.

With the Chinese government laying the groundwork for entrepreneurial activity to flourish, the fund is squarely position to profit from state initiatives to stimulate its economy by encouraging entrepreneurialism at all levels and sectors within its borders. Chinese companies are making significant capital investments, beginning to employ new technology and management techniques and increasingly focusing on market-based initiatives. The government has also issued regulations granting asset management companies the authority to sell equity interests and other assets to foreign investors.

The fund will have two classes of share's. Class "A" shares will require a minimum investment of $2,000,000 and have a one-year lock-up period. No redemption fees will be applicable. Class "B" shares require a minimum investment of $250,000 and will have a redemption charge of 0% - 5%. While Class "B" shares do not have a mandatory lock-up period, a 2% annual management fee and a 20% performance fee applies to both share classes. All accounts are denominated in U.S dollars.

JTU Capital's partners include Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai SJTU Venture Capital Company Limited, Shanghai Xuhui District Government, China Agriculture Trust Investment (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Shanghai Information Venture Capital Company and Everbright Wisdom Fund Management Limited.

Registered in the Caymans, JTU Capital has elected to have PriceWaterHouse & Coopers as its auditors. HSBC in Hong Kong will serve as the fund's custodian. For more information on the fund, please contact Michael Billy, Vice-President, International Client Relations, by email at michael @ jtucapital.us, or directly at (239) 849-0538.

Contact:
M. Damian Billy
michael @ jtucapital.com
(239) 849-0538

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Innovative 7 Step Selling In Color Sales Training Program Introduced to NOVAtime’s West Coast Team of Dealers and Distributors in Cincinnati

NOVAtime introduces its new sales & marketing training series to its second nationwide group of dealers and distributors during two-day program at Cincinnati.

(PRWEB) June 7, 2021 -- NOVAtime, (www.novatime.com), a leading technology company that develops time and attendance and workforce management solution that is fully integrated with various time clocks and data collection terminals, concluded its second two days fully customized Selling in Color Sales Training series designed exclusively for the NOVAtime’s nationwide team of dealers and distributors, held between June 2 and June 3.

The goal of this program is to take the guesswork out of selling and marketing the way customers want to buy. The objectives are to help salespeople of NOVAtime’s business partners to develop the knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they need to meet their productivity goals. Innovative in concept and unique in approach, this Sales Training program is designed around the seven primary points of a sale, utilizing a simple, yet unique method for identifying the buying preferences of customers. This educational information is important for NOVAtime’s business partners to position themselves beyond a provider for time and attendance / time clock solutions; they will help their customers to solve time and attendance problems, control labor costs, and enhance overall business performance for their customers.

Explained Brian Rice, Director of Sales, NOVAtime: “This training series is a continuation of NOVAtime’s commitment to our business partners, and follows our philosophy, ‘You grow, we grow!’. The level of professionalism and expertise Pete Nelson displayed with customizing his program for our dealers and business partners is world class. The programs in Los Angeles and Cincinnati were truly a huge success.”

“Selling In Color is a fun, simple and powerful approach to increasing sales productivity and creating long-term, customer satisfaction”, said Nelson, CEO, The Valeo Group, and creator behind Selling In Color. “Although it’s designed around a seven step selling system, each Selling In Color program is different due to the level of customization we do for our customers. With NOVAtime, we spent over two months working with their executive team to ensure the sales training classes met the unique challenges their dealers and business partners were facing.”

NOVAtime has a strong commitment to provide the best products and services to their business partners, whether it’s the time and attendance / workforce management products that they’re selling, or the tools that their business partners will be using for their front-end sales professionals. This commitment resulted in over 20 different companies, representing NOVAtime business partners, sending their employees to the first two Selling In Color programs.

“Selling In Color was the best sales & marketing seminar I’ve ever attended,” remarked Jerry Friedman, owner, Time Data Systems, Inc., who attended the Los Angeles program on May 19 & 20.

“I’ve been selling professionally for over twenty years and Selling In Color gave me a ton of information on how to improve my sales skills that I had never even thought of,” said Craig Davis, account executive for Cincinnati Time Systems, who attended the Cincinnati program on June 2 & 3.

About NOVAtime
With corporate offices located in Monterey Park, California, NOVAtime is a leader in integrating time and attendance systems with a company’s human resources and payroll. Known for their scalable software technology, many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as the preferred time and attendance and workforce management software provider. For more information on NOVAtime, please visit www.novatime.com or call 877-486-6682.

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Elscint Vibratory Sorting & Grading Unit

Elscint Vibratory Sorting & Grading Unit does diameter sorting of parts like Rollers, Needles etc. at an accuracy of upto 4 microns

(PRWEB) June 7, 2021 -- Elscint Sorting and Grading Unit is designed to feed and sort and grade components having cylindrical and spherical geometry like Balls, Rollers, Needle Rollers, Gems etc. operating at a rate in excess of 150 p.p.m., depending on the size of the components. The system utilizes Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeders of suitable model to feed the parts to a set of powered gauge rolls. The inclination of the rolls, plus adjustable roll spacing from one end to the other enables parts to move / travel easily and rapidly into the desired position, while moving them to the discharge point.

Undersized parts are first separated, followed by those within tolerance. Oversize and damaged parts continue to the end of the rolls and are discharged into a separate container. An important feature is that the rolls being counter-rotating will not bind or grip the parts and are extremely sensitive to fine tolerances. By increasing the rotational speed of the Rolls more accuracy can be achieved. The Unit also comes with a Sensor, a control panel and a variable speed AC or DC motor fitted with an Elscint Reduction Unit.

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June 06, 2021

Software Link Recognized as a Killer VAR by Accounting Technology Magazine

The Killer VAR edition recognizes top value added resellers of accounting software and solutions that have distinguished themselves through their performance.

Alpharette, GA (PRWEB) June 6, 2021 -- Software Link, Georgia’s leading Best Software partner and reseller offering award-winning business management and accounting software solutions, has been recognized as a Killer VAR – one of the nations top-performing software value-added resellers – by Accounting Technology magazine. As a Best Software partner selling accounting and business management solutions including MAS 90, MAS 500 and Abra HRMS, Software Link joins 11 other leading companies featured in the special insert edition of Accounting Technology.

“Being named as one of the top-performing firms in our industry by the leading accounting technology publication is quite an achievement and something that we welcome with open arms,” commented Stanley Kania, president and owner of Software Link.

The Killer VAR edition is released once a year and recognizes top organizations that have distinguished themselves through their performance. Factors that are considered in making this selection include a firm’s ability to excel in executing its chosen business plan and to reach the clients’ it wants to reach as well as the ability to satisfy their needs.

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


Media Contact:
Scott Davis
Director of Marketing
Software Link
(800) 521-7322
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Brighton Lure Manufacturing Corporation Chooses eBay to Sell Entire Company Assets

The Nevada manufacturing company of the patented VibraSound line of fishing lures announced that it has chosen to partner with eBay to sell its patents, inventory and assets. The company has established their reputation since 1985 as a provider of very sturdy and effective lures, which attract fish through vibration.

(PRWEB) June 6, 2021 -- Brighton Lure Manufacturing Company, a Nevada manufacturing company of the patented VibraSound line of fishing lures announced that it has chosen to partner with eBay to sell its patents, inventory and assets. As of Saturday, June 4, 2005, it has an auction listing on eBay until June 14, 2021 with a starting bid at $250,000.

"We have chosen eBay as the instrument through which to sell our company because of its innovation and international reach. Millions of people have access and we have the ability to share information and photos in a very dynamic way," states company Vice President, Tony Coolidge.

The debt-free company is closing its doors after 20 years of business serving the game fishing industry. It is offering its production dies, inventory of almost 200,000 lures, two design patents, a retail web site in English and Spanish (www.bestfishlure.com), a corporate web site for dealer support (www.brightonlure.com), and years of marketing, branding and reputation.

In 1994, lures manufactured by Brighton Lures achieved the designation of the North American Fishing Club Seal of Approval. Positive reviews have also been written in magazines. Fishermen worldwide have been positive about the effectiveness and sturdiness of our lures.

The company founder, Michael Dworski states, "The most important thing Brighton Lure Manufacturing Corporation provides is an established reputation. We are excited to offer the fruits of decades of hard work for auction on eBay. It is hard to put a price on the value of the company, but it easily exceeds a half million dollars."

The company has established their reputation since 1985 as a provider of very sturdy and effective lures, which attract fish through vibration. Brighton Lure Manufacturing Corporation has several patents protecting its unique fishing lure designs.

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Midwest Patterns

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Midwest Patterns

(PRWEB) June 6, 2021 -- Midwest Patterns (www.midwestpatterns.com) officially became an Encompix customer this May. Midwest Patterns is based in Quincy, IL. The annual $10M (120 employee) firm is a pattern and mold maker specializing in products for the appliance and automotive market. Encompix Engineer-to-Order Enterprise Resource Planning was selected based on the deep understanding of the engineer to order manufacturing process and ability to support it with solutions. Encompix references played a big role in the selection process. The key stakeholders had conversations with Lakeland Mold and MSI Moldbuilders and both gave Encompix strong marks for support, follow up, and product development.

The full solution consists of a 15 user Encompix system, Encompix Configurator (Core, BOM. Routing, Quote), Encompix repository and shop floor data collection. Midwest Patterns are planning for a 1/1/06 Go-Live date.

The implementation will fully begin in July, 2005. For the next several months the Midwest Patterns project manager is receiving training in Encompix products in an effort to take on as much responsibility as they can internally for the implementation.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
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513-733-0066

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C.A. Short Company ‘Kicks-Off’ Program Development Services for Corporate Safety Customers

C.A. Short Company has launched new Program Development Services for Employee Safety Incentive Programs, a package of corporate safety internal marketing materials and employee safety ‘on-the-spot’ recognition collateral designed especially for the employee safety marketplace to help customers drive and sustain employee safety awareness within their organization.

Shelby, NC (PRWEB) June 5, 2021 -- C.A. Short Company, the leading provider of properly structured employee safety incentive programs, today announced the launch of new Program Development Services for Employee Safety Incentive Programs, a package of corporate safety internal marketing materials and employee safety ‘on-the-spot’ recognition collateral designed especially for the employee safety marketplace to help customers drive and sustain employee safety awareness within their organization.

Integrating the new tools and consultative services available through C.A. Short Program Development will allow corporate safety stakeholders to more efficiently design, develop, launch and sustain employee safety internal marketing efforts that support properly structured safety incentive programs. It will also allow other safety culture ‘change agents’ to develop a permanent, culture-based, employee-led safety environment within their organization.

The Employee Safety Incentive Program ‘Kickoff and Booster’ Package includes durable four-color safety awareness posters that feature the customer’s logo, safety-branded carabiner key chains, and spot recognition safety-branded scratch-off game cards. The Kickoff Package materials launch when the Safety Program ‘kicks off’ while the Booster Package ‘kicks in’ 90 days later to boost program ‘buy-in’ and sustain safety awareness. Additional Program Development Services are recommended after 90 days, with a free consultation from a C.A. Short Program Development Account Executive recommended. The Program Development AE will identify specific program needs and recommend available solutions. Custom safety awareness solutions are available at an additional cost.

“Our 35 plus years of experience with thousands of safety incentive programs within companies like Dupont, Intel, and Verizon indicates that the first 90 days after an employee safety incentive program implementation are critical to achieve employee ‘buy-in’.” said C.A. Short Company president, Chuck Davis. “These new Program Development Services directly attack that time frame and impact employee awareness and ‘buy-in’. Our new Program Development Services are a fantastic added value to every properly structured safety incentive program we set-up for our safety customers,” said Davis. “The ultimate goal is to create a program that will enhance and sustain a strong safety culture among all employees,” Davis added.

About C.A. Short Company
Established in 1937 C.A. Short Company (www.cashort.com) is a leading employee recognition services company providing properly structured employee Safety Incentive, Years of Service Awards, Performance Recognition, and Holiday Gift Programs to a wide range of corporate customers. The company’s best selling Safety Stamp Incentive Program is America’s #1 Results Driven Safety Incentive Program. For more information visit www.safer2005.com.

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Integrated Group

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Integrated Group

(PRWEB) June 4, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) added another ETO (Engineer-to-Order) manufacturer to its client roster this week in Toronto, Canada. The Integrated Group (www.igcompanies.com) is a collection of diverse companies whose flagship company, ID Merchandising, Inc.; it will be the primary user of Encompix software. ID Merchandising (idmerchandising.com) specializes in high-end point of purchase display units. They do most of the work for Land Rover and BMW for point of purchase displays as well as other large companies. They are particularly proud of their ability to integrate several different media options into a single display. ID is very similar to Programmed Products, ESP and Roy Metals, other key Encompix accounts in how they will process data.

ID has a terrific need for a new software application right now and began looking for software just three months ago. They spent significant time with Lilly-Visual (now Infor) and determined that application would not be a fit because of the heavy reliance on MRP concepts requiring part numbers. They spent time with JD Edwards seeing if that environment could work and they discovered that it was more difficult to use than Lilly. They got on the web and typed "Project Based Manufacturing" and up came Encompix. Total time of sale: 6 days from the first face-to-face meeting.

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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June 03, 2021

CompAmerica Announces 20% off all PCs, Laptops, Servers, Software and Services at its new PC-Giants.com Business-to-Business Computer Shopping Portal for the Summer of 2005

CompAmerica indicated that its ultra-sophisticated new electronic computer products and parts-buying store/portal, could save anyone as much as 37% off the usual store pricing on products from 500 brand names, many of which aren’t available at stores like CompUSA, PC Warehouse, other online stores, or Radio Shack.

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- CompAmerica, a leading manufacturer of PCs, Laptops, Industrial PCs and Servers, decided to open up it’s tailgate. The plan: allow businesses and government buyers from every corner of the world the opportunity to buy every kind of part, component, board, PC, Laptop and Server from over 500 manufacturers and brands, at the same extremely low prices major manufacturer's buy them at.

So, one year ago, it began construction of its PC-GIANTS.com (http://pc-giants.com) B2B Computer Store, the first of its kind on the internet to offer all brands at 20% off its everyday low prices.

PC-GIANTS.COM (http://pc-giants.com) was opened to the General Public this past week, and has been a smash hit among price conscious Corporate Buyers. A 20% off sale was announced by the company president this week.

”We’ll keep the 20% discount up until it no longer makes any sense!” stated CompAmerica’s COO, John R. Davis, Jr. “We reserve the right to undercharge you!” he added, quoting CompAmerica’s “corporate motto”.

Patrick Plastics IT buyer, Tom Patrick, indicated: “We contacted CompAmerica looking for some bargains, and discovered we could get anything we bought elsewhere at lower prices. We are now busy upgrading our manufacturing center which supplies the leader and gutter industry, and we’re saving a fortune.”

Others had similar such positives to say about CompAmerica's "PC-GIANTS.com" store.

“I used to buy at the other big IT suppliers, but discovered that there is more to the problem than just ‘getting the product’. Other factors like intelligent guidance are not present anywhere else. CompAmerica simply sat with me and analyzed my application and designed a solution right there over the phone. Instead of getting asked over and over ‘what’s the part number’, we were asked: ‘let’s see, what are you attempting to do here, what did you think you were going to use that for?’ and in seconds we were repeatedly redirected to the right choice of technology, software, network and approach. It was like having a consultant I could trust whose only mission in life was to help me get the job done right and minimum cost. Over the phone, no less: Amazing!” said David Morton, an IT Manager at industry leader AFLAC.

Keith Winters, a technology buyer for EDN Electric Company, commented: “We had been given the run-around for years. Our servers weren’t working, our backups were failing, our PCs were running slow, and we had no way to keep our Internet running. CompAmerica’s PC-GIANTS tech support staff rebuilt our eMail Exchange server over the web, reinstalled our Active Directory Services, fixed our network security, and undid spyware damage to nearly all 45 of our legacy Pentium 4 PCs. And, they supplied us an additional XL-7525 Dual Xeon Server, adding on Wireless connectivity for our Laptops, and network security software, at ½ the cost we expected. Bravo, compamerica!”

CompAmerica’s PC-GIANTS.com store can be reached by Internet at http://www.pc-giants.com.

Over 500 brands of PC products, numbering some 295,000 individual product items, are easily accessible, orderable with full specifications and pictures provided.

A comparison shopping tool, favorites lists; activities monitoring and monthly reporting are included at no charge. Automatic Account generation is provided at time of first order. The system is said to be 100% Accurate, and 100% Fresh and Up To Date by the company “unlike the competition, we even ‘live source’ available inventory in real time when you place an order. We even automatically lower your price if lower costs become available between the time you order and when we ship you your product that day or the next!”

CompAmerica also provides extensive Warranty enhancements, system customization, direct order using any authorized credit card, PAY PAL and Corporate Accounts. Lease Financing and Bank Financing are readily available.

CompAmerica was founded in the 1970s and today is one of the most diverse discount computer products and computer manufacturers in the world.

PC-GIANTS and CompAmerica Online (with online TV by internet access) were added to CompAmerica during 2004, and came online in 2005. Advanced software makes it possible in PC-GIANTS to source from one of 45 nationwide warehouses, nearly any product available in the world.

CompAmerica can be reached at 888-275-2771.

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ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Formglas

ETO ERP Leader Encompix Selected by Formglas

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- Formglas, Inc. (www.formglas.com) recently joined the fraternity of Engineer-to-Order/project-based manufacturing companies. Formglas placed an initial order for 20 seats of Encompix with implementation and support services. Formglas, located in Toronto has 4 operating divisions. The primary division (commercial construction) provides custom gypsum-based products to the construction industry. The gypsum products are used in place of heavier, more expensive, more flammable materials like wood. Formglas specializes in providing ornamental ceiling and wall fixtures to the Casino and cruise ship industries. Their other divisions are architectural, fireplace and CNC Pattern.

A typical project for them begins with a quotation to provide a certain amount of a product that has been designed by an architect to a customer building a large facility. Formglas provides a quotation in number of pieces and feet using several custom dimensions. They make a pattern (mold) to use in the production of the final product. Formglas is like many of mold makers in their system requirements. Once the patterns are complete the company makes a recipe of gypsum or glass and then manually presses the gypsum into the pattern. The gypsum dries, is finished, (painted, sanded, etc) and then stored for shipment to the job site. The shipments and production schedule are timed in accordance with the project site build schedule.

The company was using a custom developed job tracking system and AccPac accounting. The company tired to implement Made2Manage ERP three years ago, but failed when they realized how project oriented they were and that they rarely make the same item twice.

Atul Swarup, the VP of Finance, was the driving force behind the system, leading the charge to allow for a new culture to develop in the company. The competitors for this account were Lilly (Infor), Epicor (Vantage), Navision, and Made2Manage. Atul spoke to five Encompix reference accounts including a visit to Weber Manufacturing in Midland, Ontario.

Encompix (www.encompix.com) 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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PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Faxing Costs

PRONTO North America ERP FaxMail Reduces Faxing Costs

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- The PRONTO-Xi FaxMail solution, including a flexible document transmission management system, allows manufacturers and distributors the ability to monitor the status of every fax and e-mail sent. It becomes an indispensable tool for any manufacturing, distribution, service, or retail concern where fast, hassle-free communication is central to the business operation.

The Key Benefits of PRONTO-Xi FaxMail:
•Reduce Postage Costs
•Reduce Faxing costs
•Reduce Labor costs in folding, addressing, and posting documents
•Reduce time spend at the fax machine
•Highly professional-looking documents, incorporating logs and other layout elements
•Easy to sue as printing within PRONTO-Xi

A PRONTO-Xi user of FaxMail noted that it has eliminated the need for staff to mail out 1500 statements per month and approximately 200 invoices per day. This is has reduced postage costs significantly and saved at least five working days per moth in staff folding envelopes.

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

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

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Announcing Brown Machine's Ovation Rotary Series® Cut Sheet Thermoforming Machines

Brown Machine LLC recently completed the reengineering of their standard rotary cut sheet line of thermoformers—The Brown Ovation Rotary Series®. This new series combines the thermoforming industry’s strongest and longest technology leadership with a reengineered designed…all important to deliver upon industry’s need for shorter machine lead time deliveries and improved cost-effectiveness in the capital equipment purchase.

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- Brown Machine LLC recently completed the reengineering of their standard rotary cut sheet line of thermoformers—The Brown Ovation Rotary Series®. This new series combines the thermoforming industry’s strongest and longest technology leadership with a reengineered designed…all important to deliver upon industry’s need for shorter machine lead time deliveries and improved cost-effectiveness in the capital equipment purchase.

The Ovation Rotary Series, suited for higher volume production as compared to shuttle thermoformers, is comprised of three standard models:
- Model R-46: 48”x72” (1220x1830mm) maximum mold size
- Model R-58: 60”x96” (1524x2440mm) maximum mold size
- Model R-610: 72”x120” (1830x3050mm) maximum mold size
Thermoformers with special requirements for larger mold sizes can choose from other Brown R-Series four station designs and/or the need for pressure-assistance in their process…even systems for twin sheet vacuum forming applications. In addition, Ovation Shuttle Thermoformers, suitable to production requirements with smaller volumes, are available in four model sizes in both single and double-ended configurations.

Important standard feature/benefits of the Ovation Rotary Series include:
- Allen-Bradley processor and Panelmate touch screen with unlimited forming routines
- Internal modem that provides fast and easy 24/7 diagnostic support
- Programmable positioning of platens for greater accuracy, controllability and speed of changeover
- Individually programmable oven zones (including dependable solid state relays/ zone control) with ceramic oven elements and perimeter oven shielding with pneumatically actuated doors
- Integrated oven sag eye for optimal sheet temperature control
- VFD (variable frequency drive) electric rotational drive with brake for improved tolerance and repeatability of the process
- 480 VAC programmable high output fans for faster cooling of molded parts
- Aluminum extrusion air operated clamp frames
- Numerous standard safety features including load station light curtains, safety interlock devices, safety signs/tags, main electrical disconnect, emergency stop button, perimeter guarding, and others

A few key optional features include:
- AL 90 Clamp Frame (four way adjustable, lightweight, fast and easy to reconfigure)
- Windows-based HMI with Lookout control software
- Multiple heater options
- Extended oven zoning
- Automatic oven air jet cooling
- Gear / Rack bottom oven height adjustment
- Onsite installation/startup/training
- Many other options available
(To review all the standard and optional features, get your free downloadable .pdf brochure on the Ovation Shuttle Series at http://www.brown-machine.com/pdf/Ovation%20Rotary.pdf or call Brown Machine.)

Ovation purchases are backed by Brown’s comprehensive parts and service departments ready to support equipment currently located in a 42 states and 65 countries around the world. Tooling design/manufacture services are also available.

On Brown Machine: As a global leader of thermoforming technologies, Brown Machine LLC engineers and manufactures a complete standard line of continuous and cut-sheet thermoforming equipment and related tooling/periphereal equipment. Specialty thermoforming systems suited to a wide range of markets (including automotive, recreational, packaging, appliance and various other industrial segments) can be custom built to exact customer specifications. Brown Machine fully supports the thermoforming industry (Brown machine owners and competitive models, as well) with a full complement of 24/7/365 on-call service and parts support.

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Brown Machine Refocuses Organization, "Commitment of the Customer"

Brown Machine LLC management initiated a “refocused commitment to their thermoforming customer base” through a series of personnel announcements and “reprioritization of sales and technology offerings.”

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- Brown Machine LLC management initiated a “refocused commitment to their thermoforming customer base” through a series of personnel announcements and “reprioritization of sales and technology offerings.”


“We’ve led the thermoforming industry with a full-service, one-stop shopping approach of machines, tooling and service for over 50 years—but our decision to retool how we do business by focusing on the customer is the intention of our recent restructuring,” states Jim Robbins, VP Marketing for Brown. “Our goal is spend considerable more time in the field to hear the “voice of the customer” in terms of their current equipment and technology requirements leading to a more proactive and responsive organization. The end result will lead to a stronger technology offering and improved ‘Brown personnel behind the customer and technology’ positions.”
Recent personnel/product technology announcements include:
IN-LINE/CONTINUOUS THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT:
- Doyle Durkee has been named Western Region Sales Manager for in-line/continuous machines/systems. He will coordinate all sales efforts for states west of a line and including the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. Durkee brings a wealth of thermoforming knowledge/work experience including 15 years at Brown in design engineering, product management and sales positions, as well as a lengthy position with Lyle Industries. He attended Ferris State University.
- Jason Newman has been named Eastern Region Sales Manager for in-

line/continuous machines/systems. He will coordinate all sales efforts for states east of a line and including Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisana. Newman has worked for Brown for 10 years as an electrical assembler, technical service representative, project and product management, and various sales positions.
- Bill Kent, Vice President Sales / Business Development continues to utilize his broad thermoforming background with a career spanning over 44 years at Brown Machine, working on in-line/continuous key accounts and international customers including an international agent network.
Cut Sheet Thermforming Equipment:
- Brown’s standard line of cut sheet thermoformers has been reengineered and branded as the OvationTM Series. This line is based on engineering developments to previous Brown rotary and shuttle cut sheet machine models, but with design and manufacturing enhancements for technical performance, as well as customer-benefits of improved pricing and delivery. Dave Cortner has been hired as National Sales Manager-Standard Cut Sheet Products and will coordinate the sales management efforts and working with Brown Ovation Series cut sheet manufacturing reps. Cortner has served the plastics industry for over 30 years in different manufacturing management and manufacturing rep ownership positions.

- Brown’s “traditional” cut sheet product lines including larger systems, four-station machines, high and ultimate pressure technologies will continue to be managed by the Brown Corporate Sales Team (sales contacts: Jim Robbins and Bill Kent).
- To provide proper internal support for customers, an inside sales manager position has also been added. Brian Dennison will assist with all inside sales activities including estimating, proposals, workorders and customer requirements. This position insures that as the sales team is working directly with the customers there is always a knowledgeable and direct contact at Brown. His experience includes 10 yrs at Brown in various estimating, project management, manufacturing and purchasing positions as well as earning a Bachelor of Arts from Northwood University in business management.

Other Products/service
- Jason Winans has been named National Kits Sales Manager. Brown offers a wide range of retrofit kits to upgrade existing thermoforming equipment to improve speed, reliability, safety, productivity or ease-of-control. Standard retrofit kits are available for both continuous and cut sheet thermoformers, as well as custom retrofit kits up to the complete remanufacture of the equipment. Retrofit kit technologies include oven and machine controls, servo index and form station upgrades, sheet cutoff systems, material and product handling systems, quick change tool enhancements, trim press feed and ejector packages, quick change clamp frames, safety solutions, and a host of others. Jason has 6+ years of

experience at Brown Machine in various technical service, project management and sales positions.
- Service activities are managed by Paul Mancina and are supported by a staff of seven field technicians. Brown’s Parts Department is operated by the team of Dean Cobb, Mike Malosh and Mandy Hillman. These groups are focused on providing the highest level of customer service in the thermoforming industry including “24/7/365” support.
- A process engineering team headed by Jim Martin and supported by a total of 5 process technicians helps to support the customer’s process objectives across a broad group of machine technologies, products and materials.
- Brown Tooling Services continue to be headed by Bob Gordert and Mike Witer, two seasoned veterans with more than three decades of tooling experience in sales, engineering and manufacturing between the two men.

As a global leader of thermoforming technologies, Brown Machine LLC engineers and builds a complete standard line of continuous and cut sheet thermoforming equipment and related tooling/peripheral equipment. Specialty thermoforming systems suited to a wide range of markets (including automotive, recreational, packaging, appliance and various other industrial segments) can be custom built to exact customer specifications. Brown Machine fully supports the thermoforming industry (Brown machine owners and competitive models, as well) with a full complement of 24/7/365 on-call service and parts support.

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American Standard Building Systems, Inc. Launches Retail New Home Division

Professional house plans and 100% financing enable homeowners to "Build with Confidence."

Martinsville, VA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 2, 2021 -- American Standard Building Systems Inc., one of the nation's oldest and largest manufacturers of framing components and new home building systems, announces the launch of its Owner Builder Solutions™ consumer direct division. Owner Builder Solutions turns homeowners into home builders by allowing the customer to assume the role of general contractor, thereby saving up to 25% of the cost of building a new house.

Owner Builder Solutions' homes are constructed exclusively through a process known as Systems Building, or "conventional construction under factory controlled conditions." The Owner Builder Solutions home is not a modular or mobile home; rather, it employs the process of automating traditional home building methods. Utilizing advance AutoCAD technology, the home is "built" in a computer before the first piece of lumber is cut. Once the various components are constructed, the entire structure is shipped to the building site where it is assembled on the customer's foundation.

"Owner Builder Solutions assists homeowners with the most critical stages of home building—the foundation and structural framing phases," explains American Standard Building CEO James A. Lester. "These phases are often the most under-estimated aspect of the home building process, both in time and cost. Because the computer generates a very accurate materials take-off, we can guarantee the price of the materials for the structural framing and dry-in, something very few suppliers are willing to do."

The concept of the owner as builder has recently gained momentum with the advent of do-it-yourself television programs and the expansion of home improvement "super-stores" which tend to remove the mystery and apprehension of the home building process. Illustrating this trend is the fact that in 2000, more then 40% of all building permits were "pulled" in the name of the homeowner rather then a general contractor. Supported by the precision of computer design, "owner builder" service programs like Owner Builder Solutions provide a more affordable way for homeowners to build their own new home.

Owner Builder Solutions excels in this growing market because of its systematic approach to the entire process, enabling the homeowner to confidently take charge of their home building project. An Owner Builder Solutions account executive is available to work with the homeowner through the entire planning process and beyond, offering invaluable guidance and tools. For instance, the Line Item Cost Break Down computer application allows the homeowner to keep track of the entire cost of the project on one single form.

The client first works with the experienced architectural design staff to either select or custom design their house plans. Once the blueprints are finalized, the planning process concludes with the selection of subcontractors and the gathering of bids for the other materials and labor required to complete the home. Once all building costs are estimated, the customer is ready to make final submission for his construction loan.

Through relationships with the nation's leading construction lending institutions, Owner Builder Solutions offers 100% construction financing for every aspect of the home building project. In most situations, out of pocket expenses total only $800 to $1200. Additionally, homeowners may not have to make construction loan payments while their new home is being built. The Systems Building process is especially popular with financial institutions because its small margin of error significantly enhances the customer's chances of success.

"Owner Builder Solutions provides the ideal 'move-up' opportunity for customers who are hesitant to purchase a pre-owned home," Mr. Lester explains. "In many cases, the traditional three closing 'land-construction-permanent' financing process can be combined into a single closing 'construction-to-permanent' (CTP) mortgage. The entire process makes new home building easier and more affordable than ever."

About American Standard Building
American Standard Building Systems, Inc. was formed in 1968 to construct high quality homes under controlled conditions. Since then, the company has built and delivered more then 38,000 housing units to customers through out the United States and aboard. Located in south-western Virginia, American Standard Building continues to flourish despite a struggling local economy, providing much needed jobs for Martinsville and the surrounding area. For more information about Owner Builder Solutions' new home division, please visit www.ownerbuildersolutions.com.

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USA ATVs Introduces Falcon 150 2005 Model

USA ATVs.com introduces the new Kazuma Falcon 150 MK2 2005 model ATV. A four-stroke air-cooled 150 cc rugged full-sized 4-wheeler with sports styling, the Falcon 150 MK2 is an all quad performer. The new 2005 models offers an improved suspension system, rear brake lights, chain and brake guards and foot brake — making the new 2005 Falcon MK2 a standout for added safety and rider confidence.

Indianopolis, IN (PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- USA ATVs.com introduces the new Kazuma Falcon 150 MK2 2005 model. A four-stroke air-cooled 150 cc rugged full-sized 4-wheeler with sports styling, the Falcon 150 MK2 is an all quad performer. The new 2005 models offers an improved suspension system, rear brake lights, chain and brake guards and foot brake — making the new 2005 Falcon MK2 a standout for added safety and rider confidence. Honda CT inspired engineering combined with USA ATVs.com pricing, make the sturdy manufactured Kazuma Falcon 150 a real value to comparable four-wheeler big name Japanese imports. Don’t let her looks fool you. Raptor design and racing style glam, this quad is built for mud, rubble and ATV charging.

With thousands of ATV 4-wheelers in stock for the summer — USA ATVsspecializes in affordable 50 to 250 class performers. Serving the recreational rider, outdoor sportsman and utility four-wheeler, this ATV product line offers great pricing, selection and service to the 15 million Americans that ride ATVs. From the kids ATV Meercat 50 to the Cougar 250 utility class dynamo, USA ATVs.com prices and Kazuma value make these four-wheelers ATV quad performers built to own. A blast to ride. And guaranteed to excite. For the backyard or the campground, adventure in the great outdoors or an off-road joy ride — big ATV utility or racing style glam — USA ATV.com offers durable hard charging performance at affordable USA ATVs.com prices. Call it tough love for tough-as-nails quad performance.

USA ATVs.com is a distributor of Kazuma ATV off-road four-wheelers. For further information on USA ATVs.com and Kazuma ATV brand models, please contact Bill Vernon at 317-423-3568.

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Unaxis Optics Announces Licensing of Its Patented ColorWheels™ Technology

Unaxis Optics, the world-wide leading manufacturer of ColorWheels™, has entered into a licensing agreement with a major Taiwanese optical manufacturing company for the exploitation of its patented ColorWheel™ technology for DLP™ based projection display applications.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 2, 2021 -- Unaxis Optics and a major Taiwanese optical manufacturing company have signed a global licensing agreement on patents owned by Unaxis Optics related to ColorWheels™ and their use in color sequential projectors. The non-exclusive agreement covers Unaxis owned US patent numbers 6,024,453 and 5,868,482 as well as corresponding patents in other European and Asian countries either already granted or still pending. Yet again, this agreement and a number of additional ongoing licensing negotiations demonstrate Unaxis Optics’ leading role as a manufacturer and developer of components for Projection Display systems.

ColorWheels™ are used for all types of sequential color management in multimedia projection systems such as Digital Light Processing (DLP™) technology. ColorWheels™ operate at speeds up to 14,400 rpm and are individually balanced to guarantee long-term reliability and minimal noise. Unaxis’ coating technology and unique assembly process enables low-cost manufacture of ColorWheels™ with very narrow tolerances and in different diameters.

For more information, visit: www.optics.unaxis.com.

Unaxis Optics Division is a recognized technical leader in the consulting, prototyping, and volume production of optical thin-film products. Unaxis Optics Division is a recognized technical leader in the consulting, prototyping, and volume production of optical thin-film products. Unaxis Optics Division is headquartered in the Principality of Liechtenstein also with operating facilities in Golden, Colorado (USA); and Shanghai, China. Unaxis Optics is a division forming part of the Unaxis group of companies (SWX: UNAX), which is headquartered in Pfäffikon/SZ, Switzerland. Unaxis worldwide employs around 6,800 individuals and achieved sales of CHF 1,850 million in 2004.

Please visit us:
At InfoComm US 2005 in Las Vegas from the 8 th - 10 th of June 2005, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 7501.
At the Laser trade fair in Munich from the 13th - 16th of June 2005, «Neue Messe München», Hall B2, Booth 424.

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June 02, 2021

Enviro.BLR.com poll of Environmental Professionals Finds American Participation in the Kyoto Global Warming Protocol a Non-issue

It’s ironic, but a majority of environmental professionals said in a recent Enviro.BLR.com survey that the U.S. should have signed the Kyoto global warming treaty after all.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- Environmental professionals, whose employers are being “protected’ by the American decision not to ratify the Kyoto treaty decision on global warming, think that the United States should have ratified the Protocol. That was the result in a recent online poll by Enviro.BLR.com, Making State Environmental Compliance Easier, a Business & Legal Reports, Inc. website.

BLR’s poll asked, “Should the U.S. have ratified the Kyoto Protocol?” Fifty-seven percent of respondents felt that the U.S. should have ratified the treaty. President Bush argued that the Protocol’s requirements would be overly burdensome for the economy, that the exclusion of developing countries like China and India would make greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions ineffective, and that it would tilt the economic playing field against U.S. industry.

In the poll conducted in May 2005 the remaining 43 percent of the 134 respondents agreed that the U.S. made the right decision in opting out.

“American participation in the Kyoto agreement could be viewed as a non-issue,” commented Steve Quilliam, managing editor of Enviro.BLR.com – “Greenhouse gas emission reduction is a global movement. Large U.S. companies will have to comply with it in their overseas operations anyway, and to be consistent they will eventually apply the same standards everywhere, including the U.S.”

The Kyoto Protocol Climate Change Treaty went into effect on February 16, 2005, ratified by 55 nations representing 55 percent of all global GHG emissions. U.S. facilities can choose to undertake a voluntary program to address all or part of the Kyoto requirements. The federal Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program (VRGGP) helps to ensure that current emissions reductions won’t be forgotten under any future mandatory actions.

BLR’s environmental editors recommend these tips for a voluntary GHG program:
· Perform a baseline GHG emissions inventory.
· Explore solutions to reduce GHG emissions now.
· Register as certifiably reducing GHG emissions through the California Climate Action Registry or other state or local body.

For more information on the Kyoto Protocol, download Enviro.BLR.com’s free white paper, “Understanding the Kyoto Protocol in Action,” at http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS16

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

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Aplicom Takes over Manufacturing and Sales of Nokia's M2M GSM Modules

Aplicom, a Finnish manufacturer of wireless platforms for professional applications, today announced that the company will take over the manufacturing, sales and support of Nokia's M2M (machine-to-machine) GPRS modules. The products will subsequently be sold globally under the Aplicom brand.

Espoo, Finland (PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- Aplicom, a Finnish manufacturer of wireless platforms for professional applications, today announced that the company will take over the manufacturing, sales and support of Nokia's M2M (machine-to-machine) GPRS modules. The products will subsequently be sold globally under the Aplicom brand.

Formerly known as Nokia 12 and 12i, the Aplicom 12 and 12i GSM modules are designed for M2M applications and other wireless solutions. Aplicom 12i is a dual-band GSM module for 900/1800 MHz mobile networks used in Europe and Asia. Aplicom 12 offers the equivalent functionality over the 850/1900 MHz mobile networks used, for example, in North America.

"The agreement is an extension of Aplicom’s close, longstanding relationship with Nokia in mobile and wireless data communications. With 15 years of experience in designing and manufacturing M2M and mobile data hardware platforms, Aplicom is ideally qualified to support its customers in this fast-developing market," said Kimmo Savolainen, General Manager, Nokia.

The Aplicom 12i and 12 modules are available immediately. The manufacturing of the modules will be transferred from Nokia to Aplicom in the beginning of July 2005. Aplicom will continue to serve the extensive community of Nokia M2M users, providing service to all customers, distributors and system providers reselling or using Nokia M2M modules. Nokia will support Aplicom throughout the transition.

"From home appliances and vending machines to industrial equipment, wireless machine-to-machine communication has enormous potential to increase companies' profits and competitiveness through more efficient processes and enhanced customer service. We are delighted to extend our product line with the Aplicom 12i and 12 GSM modules formerly manufactured by Nokia. These products are a natural addition to our offering, and the agreement is in line with Aplicom’s strategic decision to focus on M2M hardware platforms," said Vesa Helkkula, CEO, Aplicom.

Easily integrated into devices or application systems, Aplicom's intelligent Java™ programmable GSM modules support industry-standard protocols including EDGE, GPRS and TCP/IP, with automated connectivity and various integrated authentication mechanisms. The ability to execute custom applications on the GSM module eliminates the need for a separate CPU, thus lowering total system cost for device manufacturers. Additionally, fast data connections enabled by EDGE class 6 support make the Aplicom 12i module the ideal wireless modem.

Other Aplicom products include GPRS-based telemetry and tracking devices, embedded computers and related software platforms for vehicle and M2M applications. Aplicom has an extensive value-added reseller network globally, with a focus in European markets.

Aplicom customers include several European telecom operators as well as global vehicle and off-road machine manufacturers. Aplicom has been awarded an ISO 9001-2000 quality certificate. The company's principal development and production facilities are located in Finland.

Further product information and photo material is available at http://www.aplicom.com.

Aplicom contact:
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About Aplicom
Aplicom is a Finnish developer and manufacturer of mobile and wireless platforms for professional applications. The company has 15 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of commercial vehicle terminals, computers and related software. Aplicom products are in use in more than 35 countries. The company originated as a spin-off of Nokia Mobile Phones in 1990.

http://www.aplicom.com

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iLugger Announces New Soft Case Model for Apple G5 iMac Owners

Tennessee iMac computer case maker announces the debut of their new soft case model for G5 iMac owners, with additional features and colors.

(PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- LTA Projects, the original maker of iMac G5 portable cases, has released a new and improved version of their iLugger G5 iMac case. New standard colors include Solid Black, Solid Gray, Blue/Black 2 Toner, and Orange/Black 2 Toner, and include the following new features:
- Padded backpack straps that hide away when not in use
- New sturdy non-slip shoulder strap pad
- Padded handstrap with Velcro closure
- Extra 'Grab' handle on the front side
- Rigid plastic screen protector inside of extra soft padded facing
- Pen and other miscellaneous pockets on the front of the bag (hidden for aesthetics)
- Business card / ID pocket on the top
- Sturdier construction & materials
- Roomier inner pockets to carry a Mini, and up to 20" Cinema Screen

The iLugger sturdy soft case was designed for iMac G5 users to carry a 17” or 20” from home to office, or take along to the next presentation. This high quality, heavy-duty carry-on size bag works for both iMac models, and provides thick padded protection all the way around. The bag is compact enough so that even a 20" G5 iMac can be carried on an airplane.

LTA Projects / iLugger sells direct to the public through their website at http://www.ilugger.com/?prw-060205, and also through a growing number of resellers. Dealer and distributor inquiries are welcome. For order inquiries and other information, please call 1-877-897-5158, or email LTAprojects[ATfrontiernet.net.

About LTA Projects and iLugger
LTA Projects is a computer case maker and manned blimp manufacturer based in Cookeville, Tennessee. Steve Garner, LTA Projects owner and long-time Mac user, designed the iLugger sturdy soft case to carry and protect his G5 when transporting for blimp designing duties between his home and the hangar. “I wanted G5 processing power that I could take from home to office, to on site presentations. The new iMac G5 filled the bill in every way...except I could not find a case for it anywhere. Fortunately, our balloon manufacturing expertise translates well into making carrying bags.”

For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.ilugger.com?prw-060205

LTA Projects Site: http://www.ltaprojects.com/?prw-060205

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Double Best-In-Show Credits for December Box Debut in the All-Juried Brooklyn Designs 2005

Brooklyn Navy Yard—based December Box opted to Debut its lines at Brooklyn Designs 2005, which took place May 6-8 at Saint Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. Two citations recieved: Best in show and noteworthy.

(PRWEB) June 3, 2021 -- Brooklyn Navy Yard—based December Box opted to Debut its lines at Brooklyn Designs 2005, which took place May 6-8 at Saint Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. Two citations recieved: Best in show and noteworthy.

The young company nabbed one of five best-in-show credits and was simultaneously regarded noteworthy per its design work for client Gardy Bloemers, who was in attendance as well at the booth with her line of equestrian hardware. *

Born and raised in Vermont, founder Mark Williams moved to Brooklyn so as to pursue a sculpture degree at Pratt Institute. Upon graduation, in 1991, he began a relentless pursuit of knowledge of every material he admired; He founded his firm in 1996.

December Box is an independent and unique design and build firm located in “The yard” as they call it on the inside. Williams cited determined quality, exposure, and the personable nature of the Brooklyn Designs venue as key factors in his decision to “keep it in the borough.”

*Both citations: apartmenttherapy.com

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Mirror Image Replication Services Can Now Include HexaLock’s Virtual Digital Hologram CD Copy Protection Technology Within Their Master Stampers

HexaLock 4th generation copy protection introduces a new advanced security element called Virtual Digital Hologram (VDH), which can be applied to both CD-R and CD-ROM discs. To date, CD media containing VDH technology have proven to be 100% resistant to all copying methods.

Las Vegas, NV (PREWB) June 2, 2021 -- Hexalock, Ltd., a leader in CD-ROM copy protection technology and digital rights management solutions announced today that Mirror Image Replication Services is now fully authorized to provide mastering services to the industry which incorporate HexaLock’s 4th generation Virtual Digital Hologram CD Copy Protection Technology.

“We are pleased to be able to offer HexaLock’s new CD-ROM Copy Protection solutions to our customers,” said Stephen Schram, Mastering Operations Manager, at Mirror Image Replication Services. “We have been providing HexaLock protected master stampers to our customers for about two years now. The addition of HexaLock’s 4th generation technology to our capabilities has enhanced the value that we can provide to our replicator customers. Preparing a gold master for HexaLock Copy Protection is easily accomplished via HexaLock AutoLock Wizards and Utilities.” Mr. Schram continued, “Feedback from our customers has been very positive. Our mission is to become the leading provider of media manufacturing services by providing our clients with high quality products at competitive prices. HexaLock 4th CD-ROM Copy Protection solutions add an important, new capability for our clients to utilize.”

“The ability of UAV Entertainment and its Mirror Image Division, to provide HexaLock 4th generation Virtual Digital Hologram CD-ROM Copy Protection technology to the industry via its stamper preparation service extends the availability of this technology,” said John Stevens, Vice President, Business Development, HexaLock, Ltd. “Now any replicator who wishes to provide state-of-the-art CD copy protection technology to their customers can do so. Mirror Image is a leader in implementing and developing new technologies in the optical disc industry and their integration of HexaLock’s VDH solutions within their mastering services suite is a further indication of their leadership. HexaLock VDH technology when combined with HexaLock’s New Content Protection Wizard provides Replicators with a powerful value added service to offer their publisher customers.”

For a demonstration of how this technology works and to receive a free Demo CD, contact HexaLock at www.hexalock.com

About UAV Entertainment
Started in 1984, UAV Entertainment employs over 350 people in a 500,000 sq. ft. facility. Mirror Image Mastering Services, a division of UAV Entertainment, offers glass-mastering services for CD and DVD replication facilities throughout North America. Mirror Image is a leader in implementing and developing new technologies in the optical disc industry.

About HexaLock
HexaLock develops and markets copy protection and digital rights management solutions worldwide. Headquartered in Shefayim, Israel, HexaLock opened its US offices and began developing its solutions for the US and Canadian markets in April 2001. HexaLock CD Copy Protection, Version 4.1, newly released in May 2005, offers protection for both CD-ROMs and HexaLock CD-RX, a special copy protectable CD-R. Both products are available, worldwide.

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Leveraging Lean Sigma in Non Manufacturing Processes to Broaden Continuous Improvement

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.

Chicago, IL (PREWB) June 2, 2021 -- There is a whole World Outside of the Manufacturing Shop Floor Waiting for Improvement. The Lean Sigma Office conference, 20 September 2021 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.

Industry leaders will reiterate the importance of implementing Lean and Six Sigma in 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.

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Interface and Tricycle Build on Sustainable Product Design Capabilities

Interface Flooring Systems is working with Tricycle, Inc.'s Apso systems to improve sustainability in product development. With this agreement, Interface becomes the only carpet manufacturer to take advantage of the full range of product development simulation capabilities available through Tricycle, integrated company-wide on a global scale.

Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- Interface Flooring Systems is leading the flooring industry into a new evolution of sustainable product design, with a customized installation of Tricycle's Apso product development systems at the company's LaGrange facilities. Plans are in development to add installations at Interface's affiliated facilities in Europe and Asia.

With this agreement, Interface becomes the only carpet manufacturer to take advantage of the full range of product development simulation capabilities available through Tricycle, integrated company-wide on a global scale.

A new, multi-year agreement to license this technology builds on an established history of cooperation between the two companies. SIM from Tricycle™, the company's Neo-Con Gold Award winning simulation, already powers Interface's Inspired Online™ web tool, with over 4,000 Interface and Bentley Prince Street products now available to customers and specifiers via simulation. Interface's award-winning Pictorials™ program for the Hospitality market also utilizes Tricycle technology.

"Sampling products by traditional means sending 'fuzzy' samples of carpet requires the use of over 4,000 pounds of yarn per month," said John Wells, president of Interface Americas. "The environmental implication of that is substantial. It is equal to three million BTUs of embodied energy, or 52 barrels of crude oil. This doesn't take into account the transportation impact for freight shipments. This technology has the potential to reduce our use of this raw material as part of our larger strategy to apply more sustainable practices to the Interface sampling and merchandising process."

"We are delighted to be working with Interface in this new way," said Tricycle CEO Jamie Harrison. "This globally-enabled solution represents the most advanced wide-area implementation of SIM technology in the flooring industry to date, and clearly demonstrates Interface's leadership in sustainable design."

About Interface
Interface Flooring Systems, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA), is a global leader in the manufacture of environmentally-responsible floorcoverings. The company is committed to giving the marketplace a wide range of choices for specifying Earth-friendly and certified environmentally preferable products. Interface also introduced the industry's first climate neutral carpet, Cool Carpet™, as well as the only carpet product to be designed using biomimicry, the i2™ collection.

About Tricycle
Tricycle, Inc. is an international, privately held corporation serving the full lifecycle of creative products in contract interiors manufacturing, from product development and sampling to marketing and product presentation. Tricycle's trademarks include SIM from Tricycle, the SIM+Factory, Cre8tiv, and Apso. For more information, visit www.tricycleinc.com.

About Apso
Apso, a division of Tricycle, Inc., has been a leading provider of design systems to carpet and textile designers since 1983. For more information, visit www.apso.com.

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PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via Solaris V7

PRONTO North America ERP Allows Access via Solaris V7

(PRWEB) June 2, 2021 -- With drill down support out-of-the-box, PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard delivers unprecedented flexibility when it comes to unraveling the hidden meaning in the data. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “Starting at the highest level summary data, the Dashboard supports multiple levels of information consolidation, right down to the underlying transactions were required.” In addition, the color coding of information allows at a glance review of detail, no matter which level of consolidation.

Empowering Architecture:
PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is based on Microsoft’s market leading architecture, including IIS, ASP WebParts, and SharePoint Portal Server. Coupled with PRONTO’s optional API Compiler, technically savvy users can extend and customize their Dashboards as required.

Verzi noted, “End-users can tailor the look and feel of their Dashboard interface using the simple administration screens supplies as standard with every implementation. All critical business objectives can be mapped and delivered via the Digital Dashboard in the minimum of time with maximum impact.”
Technology:
- Access PRONTO-Xi data on IBM AIX, Solaris V7, Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000/XP.
- “Out of the box” web parts for Menus and Reports, EIS, POS, Financial KPI’s and CRM.
- Utilizes Microsoft’s industry leading IIS web parts and optionally, SharePoint Server.

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

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June 01, 2021

Aftermarket Report - The BumperBib

The BumperBib continues the Aftermarket action. BumperBib Inc, has scheduled a launch for June 3rd of their much anticipated infomercial developed in cooperation with MediaCorp Worldwide. Gary Curran of Trilogy Sales Group has joined BumperBib Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The BumperBib is also debuting in the Toyota Aftermarket Accessories Catalog the week of June 6th, 2005.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 1, 2021 -- BumperBib Inc. continues to gain ground in the aftermarket arena with a much anticipated launch of the BumperBib Infomercial which debuts in Minneapolis, MN. on June 3rd, 2005. A 60 second spot, the BumperBib infomercial was developed and distributed in a joint venture between BumperBib Inc. and MediaCorp Worldwide. Media Corp Worldwide is responsible for the success of numerous products such as the Salad Shooter ™, and others. The infomercial will expand out to three additional states within the next two weeks.

The BumperBib™ has also been featured in a weekly article known as the “Parts Dept.™” by Wheelbase Communications located in New Brunswick, Canada. The article will be featured in newspapers in 43 states and Canada, and includes pictures of the product, an excellent description of the product, and a favorable opinion by the author regarding the BumperBib as a “Buddy for your Bumper.”

The BumperBib will make its debut in the Toyota Dealer Accessory Catalog beginning the week of June 6th, 2005. Following the Toyota Catalog debut, Lexus will be feature the BumperBib XLE, commonly known as the luxury edition of the BumperBib, beginning July 2005.

BumperBib is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Curran to the BumperBib team as Vice-President of Sales. Gary Curran joins BumperBib Inc. from Trilogy Sales Group a renown Sales Agency located in Canada. Mr. Curran is currently revamping sales efforts and is orchestrating the addition of sales agencies in the U.S. and International Marketplace.

BumperBib Inc. is also pleased to announce the addition of the BumperBib XLE™, The Exit Apron™, and The IZON Car Massager™ to its current product line up.

The BumperBib XLE™ is a vinyl version of the BumperBib directed at owners of Luxury Cars and SUVS. In tradition with the BumperBib Regular, the BumperBib XLE™ will be offered in 4 sizes to fit virtually every make and model passenger vehicle on the road. The BumperBib XLE features an embroidered, customizable logo, felt liner, extended length, and durable Vinyl construction.

The Exit Apron™ is designed to attach to the inside of your vehicle's door threshold, and easily folds out to provide protection for your clothing when exiting the vehicle. It also has the built in capability to mount to your vehicle's roof rack, luggage rack or sports equipment rack keeping you clean after a long drive.

The Exit Apron™ also prevents those costly nicks and scratches to your vehicle when loading/unloading a roof top carrier. As an added benefit, The Exit Apron will also attach to virtually any pickup truck, to protect a person reaching into the bed of the vehicle.

The IZON Car Massager™ provides that much needed release when on the road. Attaching easily to the head rest of your vehicle, The IZON car massager provides any one of 8 different rhythms to take your stress away.

BumperBib Inc. will also debut the full BumperBib Inc. line at this years SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. BumperBib Inc. will have a larger presence at the 2005 SEMA Show in the Restyling and Accessories section immediately in front of the public entrance.

Eric N. Stevens CEO of BumperBib Inc states, “We continue to grow at an unheard of rate. I have been fortunate to surround myself with what I consider to be experts in their respective fields, and have contributed greatly to the success we have seen and additional successes currently in the pipeline.”

Bumperbib Inc. was established in 2003 as a company dedicated to bringing their invention to the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Marketplace. Patent pending Invention, the Bumperbib is the product of efforts by inventor, Eric Stevens to invent a product aimed at protecting the rear bumper and the owners’ clothes when loading/unloading their Automobile or SUV.

Admitted to the USPTO and Foreign patent Offices via legal counsel, The Bumperbib was awarded provisional patent and patent pending status based on research and filings.

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U.S. Manufacturers Resist Natural Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Sales Leads

New study shows how poorly U.S. manufacturers use natural search engine optimization (SEO) as an online marketing strategy to generate new sales leads.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) June 1, 2021 -- A new study of 350 U.S manufacturers found that most of these companies fail to embrace basic natural search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that can help trigger online sales leads.

“U.S. Manufacturers Resist Natural Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Sales Leads,” prepared by Cleveland, Ohio-based Fathom SEO (http://www.fathomseo.com), covers such SEO topics as web site page titles and META descriptions, site architecture barriers and visible text.

The report, for example, notes that 75% of U.S. manufacturers don’t appear to use effective keywords in the home page title tag, which heavily influences how well a web site will rank on search engines. More than 80% don’t use a suitable title on primary interior pages, such as the about or product summary pages.

Get a free copy at: http://www.fathomseo.com/forms/manufacturing-seo-study.asp

Manufacturers also can take a quick survey about whether they use SEO strategies. Fill out the survey here: http://www.fathomseo.com/manufacturing-seo-survey.asp

“It doesn’t make sense for manufacturers to ignore SEO,” said Michael Murray, vice president of Fathom SEO. “Whether it’s one local facility or a large company with many regional offices, these businesses often sell throughout the United States, and globally in some cases. An effective SEO strategy can take them to the top of search engines – a prime way to attract new customers.”

Online searches aren’t limited to celebrities, news and sports, Murray said. Plenty of business owners hunt for everything from bearings to plastics.

The study, which includes META tag case studies and insights about keyword selection, also found that most manufacturing web sites include a reasonable amount of visible text that could be optimized with search terms – if companies make the effort. Manufacturers also avoid splash pages (with the “skip intro” button) and frame architectures that may limit rankings.

Murray is available to discuss the study, search engine marketing tactics and related trends. He can be reached at 216.861.5951 ext. 111.

Fathom SEO, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is a market-leading firm dedicated to Search Engine Marketing (SEM), with an emphasis on organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). As an SEO firm, we also provide pay-per-click (PPC) bid management, link building, web analytics, custom web site development and permission-based marketing services.

Clients include Eaton Corporation, The Cleveland Clinic, Little Tikes, Sauder, Bissell, Kent State University and Darice and FedEx Custom Critical. Fathom SEO developed as a division of Fathom IT Solutions, also based in Cleveland. Since its start in 1986, Fathom IT has been in the forefront of applying state-of-the-art interactive business technologies to solve client problems. In the early 90s, Fathom IT proved its leading-edge vision by embracing Internet technologies. Fathom SEO has seasoned and knowledgeable SEO consultants with diverse skills.

Visit us at www.fathomseo.com or call 216.861.5951 or 866.RANK.YOU (726.5968).

Contact:
Michael Murray
Fathom SEO
(216) 861-5951 ext. 111

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Conformer® Expansion Products Reduces Mailroom Costs Company Curbs Stealth Inflation with Patented Envelopes

Envelopes are an indispensable business tool, even in the age of the Internet. Back in 1999, at the height of the dot.com bubble, all things “brick and mortar” were declared dead. This included the mail which many pundits predicated would be little more than a vestigial remain after a few years. They were wrong. Today, in fact, the consumption of envelopes is up. The mail is alive, well and more expensive than ever to process. The exceptions are those businesses utilizing Conformer Expansion Products’ patented offerings.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 1, 2021 -- Conformer Expansion Products, Inc., a Long Island based marketing solutions company specializing in envelopes, is tackling creeping costs hitting the nation’s corporate mailrooms.

Envelopes are an indispensable business tool, even in the age of the Internet. Back in 1999, at the height of the dot.com bubble, all things “brick and mortar” were declared dead. This included the mail which many pundits predicated would be little more than a vestigial remain after a few years. They were wrong. Today, in fact, the consumption of envelopes is up. The mail is alive, well and more expensive than ever to process. The exceptions are those businesses utilizing Conformer Expansion Products’ patented offerings.

Major corporations have gone to great lengths to alleviate the cost of mailing. Many companies involved in billing have offered their clients an “opt out” program, allowing them to receive their bills and invoices by email only. Because of traditional sentiments in addition to a burgeoning identity theft problem online, a large majority of people choose to continue to receive paper statements whether or not they can get the same info on the Internet. So too, many industries can only deliver their services by mail or overnight courier.

Corporate America is left with a substantial challenge on how to cut the cost of mailing. From a managerial standpoint, encompassed are such factors as the cost of envelopes, postage, mailing systems, as well as system usage calculated in terms of man-hours, electricity, etc.

In fact, Pitney Bowes, the leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions, has a Work Flow solutions group that is dedicated to benchmarking studies and finding ways in which companies can lower mailing costs. Conformer Expansion Products has tackled the cost accounting quandary with a patented line of envelopes that demonstrate an extraordinary level of compatibility and functionality with industry standard mailing systems like the Pitney Bowes’ Flowmaster™ series.

Conformer Expansion Products, which focuses on big time, big volume mail operations, offers products that, owing to a variety of factors, can substantially lower the cost of mailing. Additionally, because of the unique yet completely compatible design of their envelopes, benchmark standards for corporate mail processing are significantly reduced by those who avail themselves of the company’s product line, thus lowering attendant costs.

“We’ve built a better mousetrap.” said Marvin Makofsky, Conformer Expansion Products’ President. “Not only do our envelopes present a more powerful marketing image to any company who uses them, their level of functionality – leading to significant cost savings - is unsurpassed. Whether it is lower cost of postage or improved time and motion dynamics on the operational level, we have the solution to stealth inflation in the mailroom.”

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Scherping Systems on Largest ETO ERP Vendor Encompix Shares Sample Client Roster

Scherping Systems on Largest ETO ERP Vendor Encompix Shares Sample Client Roster

(PRWEB) June 1, 2021 -- Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturing software requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992. Encompix provides ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results. A sample list of Encompix clients demonstrates the scope of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution:

- Kvichak Marine, leader in the design of high quality, hardworking aluminum vessels.
- Scherping Systems, leading supplier of process equipment to dairy industries.
- Sentinel Building Systems, leading manufacturer of all-steel buildings for agricultural/commercial use.
- American Micro Products, Inc., leader of precision-machined components and manufacturer of circular, glass to metal, hermetically sealed electrical connectors.
- Automatic Feed Company (AFC), world's premier designers and manufacturers of coil processing
- Reko International Group Inc. manufactures plastic injection molds, compression molds, dies, fixtures, automation, special machines.
- B&K; Corporation designs/builds assembly and test systems for the automotive industry.
- GL&V; focuses in pulp and paper or process equipment.
- Conservatek, geodesic dome technology in the manufacture of lightweight, high-strength aluminum roof systems.
- Merritech's business is designing and building special production machines for automotive manufacturers.
- Vulcan Engineering, foundry engineering, manufacturing.
- Roy Metal Products, the largest manufacturers of custom-made metal store fixtures in North America.
- Poblocki & Sons, the leading interior and exterior signage manufacturers.
- Globecomm Systems Inc., designs, assembles and installs satellite ground segment systems.
- COE, major international machinery provider to the Forest and Building Products, Rubber and Laminates industries.
- Delta, premier supplier of plastic injection molds, models, fixtures, tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and heavy truck industries.
- Extrude Hone invented the Abrasive Flow Machining process.
- Machines-Outils Henri Line Inc. designs and builds custom machines for industries such as aerospace, automotive, railroad and precision machining.
- Stillwater, machining company and a manufacturer of resistance welding products.
- LNS America, Inc., leading supplier of bar feeding equipment.
- The Assembly & Test - Worldwide (ATW), automation systems and solutions fundamental to the assembly and testing of industrial products.
- Automatic Systems, Inc., material handling systems.
- Electronic equipment from noise, dust, extreme heat, or inclement weather provided by Metal Systems, Inc.
- MSI Mold Builders designs and builds various types of steel and aluminum molds for injection, structural foam, rim, blow, gas assist and structural web processes.
- Fab-Tech, Inc., the leading global supplier of corrosive-resistant fume exhaust systems.
- Weber Manufacturing Limited,a service tool supplier for plastic molders.
- Rader, Equipment in virtually every Pulp and Paper mill in North America.
- Matrix Service serves the petro/chemical industry.
- Cross Bros. custom fabricated equipment; power transmission products; conveyor and industrial machinery service and maintenance.
- Minnesota Elevator, Inc. specializes in the manufacture of various types of elevators.

Encompix
www.encompix.com
Roger Meloy
513-733-0066

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PRONTO North America ERP Generates Increased Reliability of Business Decision-Making

PRONTO North America ERP Generates Increased Reliability of Business Decision-Making

(PRWEB) June 1, 2021 -- PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard is a powerful new way to public PRONTO-Xi data in an easy to view format. According to Tom Verzi, Director of Marketing for the Minnesota-based ERP leader, “By using the browser interface, the Digital Dashboard gives staff a straightforward way to access business information without training.” Because the interface is graphical, the Dashboard is more flexible in how information is presented; graphs, charts, and bitmaps can all be readily incorporated into the design.

Exception Reporting: A compelling Executive Information Tool, the PRONTO-Xi Digital Dashboard has numerous and valuable features. The Financial KPI section of the Dashboard makes key financial metrics understandable by non-finance staff. It is easy to see that, where performance indicators are literally “in the read”, corrective action is required. Green indicates that the performance is at or exceeding the required amount. The advantage of a “red light” to alert decision makes to points of stress in the organization make the Dashboard an unrivalled business tool.
The Key Benefits of Digital Dashboard:
- Increase staff productivity by giving people ready access to crucial PRONTO-Xi data.
- Publish data in the most appropriate format for people’s job functions.
- Make more reliable business decisions faster by delivering only the most relevant PRONTO-Xi information.
- Improve profitability by increasing collaboration and avoiding duplication of work efforts.

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

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