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August 31, 2021

Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. Provides Update on New York Renewable Energy Project

Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. announced today that it has completed several key milestones in connection with its Buffalo area renewable energy project.

New York, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 30, 2021 -- Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. (Ticker Symbol: “LLEG”) announced today that it has completed several key milestones in connection with its Buffalo area renewable energy project. The project involves the conversion of a natural gas fueled cogeneration plant into one that will solely utilize a renewable fuel source - clean wood chips. The Project has a long-term power purchase agreement with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, a National Grid Company, with approximately 16 years remaining. In addition to providing approximately 7 megawatts of electricity to New York homes and businesses, the plant will also generate enough heat and power to operate an on-site hardwood lumber dry kiln operation. LLEG has received a grant of $1 million dollars for the project from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), due to its innovative nature, environmental benefits and high efficiency.

LLEG has completed the design and engineering for the project, procured the requisite equipment and entered into an agreement that provides for the fixed price construction of the project. LLEG has also submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify the facility's existing air permit in order to allow it to utilize wood fuel rather than natural gas. LLEG expects the proposed revision of the permit to be issued within the next few weeks. LLEG currently expects the facility to resume commercial operations during the summer of 2006.

During this period of extremely high oil and natural gas prices, LLEG believes that its fuel conversion project can serve as a role model for other projects throughout the region, where renewable fuel sources used for electric generation can be coupled with the thermal needs of manufacturing businesses to result in high rates of efficiency and favorable economics. Such projects have the potential to serve as a driving force behind lower energy costs, reduced dependence on foreign oil and a cleaner environment, as well as the retention and creation of manufacturing jobs. Indeed, in a letter of support for the project to the NYSERDA, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton referred to this project as: “smart for the environment, smart for our natural security, and smart for the local economy.”

About Laidlaw Energy Group

Laidlaw Energy Group (LLEG) is a developer of clean energy facilities that produce electricity for sale to local utilities from renewable and other environmentally superior fuel sources. LLEG's mission is to build and manage a profitable portfolio of renewable and clean energy generation facilities through development, acquisition, conversion of existing facilities and through partnering with manufactures that have significant electric and thermal needs. LLEG is headquartered in New York, New York. For more information on LLEG, please visit our website at LaidlawEnergy.com or NYENRG.com.

This communication contains statements expressing expectations of future events and/or results which may include, without limitation, statements concerning anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological developments, potential markets, new products, research and development activities and similar matters. Such statements constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements based on future expectations rather than historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and LLEG cannot provide assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. LLEG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Corporate Contact:

Michael B. Bartoszek
Tel. 212-480-9884
Fax 212-480-8448

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Ohaus Brand Extension Offers Line of Jewelry Scales and Balances

Ohaus’ commitment to excellence continues into the jewelry market with product line.

(PRWEB) August 31, 2021 -- Ohaus Corporation, a leading manufacturer of scales and balances for the education, laboratory and industrial markets worldwide, offers the jewelry market seven various scales and balances meticulously designed for precision, affordability and reliability. The product line includes the CS-200J Compact Jewelry Scale, the Diamond MCT 500 Analytical Carat Balance, the Explorer 6100 Electronic Jewelry Balance, the Hand-Held Series— which includes Jewelry Models HS-120, HP-120 and HP-320— and the ScoutTM II, Portable Electronic Jewelry Balance. The line is only one example of Ohaus’ commitment to meet virtually any weighing need.

The CS-200J Compact Jewelry Scale packs powerful features into a convenient portable package that makes weighing easy. This rugged, dependable scale is attractive and versatile, too. With jewelry weighing units in grams, pennyweights and troy ounces, it is the perfect solution for many jewelry applications.

The Diamond MCT 500 Analytical Carat Balance combines unsurpassed value with solid reliability. The low cost of the Diamond MCT 500 balance makes it the perfect choice for jewelers, gemologists, jewelry appraisers, lapidaries, diamond and precious gem dealers. Costing over $200.00 less than other premium carat analytical balances with the same precision makes it the logical choice.

The Explorer 6100 is the electronic jewelry balance to get when you need a precision, high capacity, jewelry balance. Big on features, the Explorer 6100 is an incredible combination of performance and value. Four cursor keys provide easy navigation. Easy to use and easy to afford, the Explorer 6100 is the standard in precision, high capacity, legal for trade, jewelry balances.

The Hand-Held Series, which includes Jewelry Models HS-120, HP-120 and HP-320, provide convenient, compact, portable weighing capability in the palm of your hand. Throw it in a briefcase, keep a few on your showcases, or slip it in your pocket – these sleek, convenient scales with sleek styling and convenient size are ideal to keep anywhere. Whether you choose the standard HS-120 model with basic grams weighing, or the professional jewelers’ HP-320 with additional dwt and oz t jewelry weighing units, the Ohaus Hand-Held series offer outstanding performance and exceptional value.

Finally, the Scout(TM) II Portable Electronic Jewelry Balance is the top selling, affordable, portable balance that now offers more—more choices, more capacities, and improved performance. Scout II is stronger, too, with the addition of 50 ct, 400 g x 0.01 g and 4000 g x 0.01 g capacities. For jewelry applications, weighing has never been easier than with Scout II’s simple two-button operation and large, high contrast LCD display. With jewelry weighing models that include g, oz t and dwt, jewelers have the versatility that is indeed for all applications.

Headquartered in Pine Brook, New Jersey, Ohaus Corporation manufactures an extensive line of high-precision industrial, portable and mechanical balances and scales that meet the demands of virtually any weighing need. The company is a global leader in the Industrial, Laboratory and Education channels as well as a host of specialty markets, including the Food Preparation, Pharmacy and Jewelry industries. An ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, Ohaus products are precise, reliable and affordable, and are backed by industry-leading customer support.

For additional information, contact Ohaus Corporation at 973/377-9000, or visit the web site at www.ohaus.com.

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QuantumSphere, Inc. Achieves Milestone With High-Quality Nano-Nickel/Cobalt Alloy For Replacement Solution in Multi-Billion Dollar Platinum Electrode Market

QuantumSphere, Inc. announced it has a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. Independent validation regarding this development poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

COSTA MESA, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 –- QuantumSphere, Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in aerospace, defense, energy and other markets demanding advanced material applications, announced (“QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy”) as a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality metallic nanomaterials including QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. Independent validation, provided by DoppStein Enterprises, Inc. (DSE) regarding this development, poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market, as QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will alleviate dependency on platinum as the main catalytic material in a variety of battery and fuel cell applications-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

A shift from finely divided platinum to QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy results in a reduction in the cost of fuel cell and battery catalysts by approximately 50%, while achieving up to 90% of pure platinum performance, based on current prices. Conversely, a 90% cost savings will result in a remarkable 73% performance relative to pure platinum. To view independent scientific data from DSE that supports and validates QuantumSphere’s achievement in the catalyst marketplace, visit http://www.qsinano.com/products.html and click on “DSE nano-Nickel/Cobalt Validation Data.”

“By adopting our product, QuantumSphere enables companies to provide new product offerings in the marketplace and increase their revenue,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “For example, we have spoken with many firms that are frustrated by the fact that products using small fuel cells or batteries face a problem-- up to 40% of the total product cost is derived from the expense of the catalyst. By using our QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy product, QuantumSphere can reduce the total device cost significantly. This opens up an exciting range of new business opportunities for companies that want to offer new products to customers but were previously hindered by the cost that platinum imposed on the OEM and final product price. Additionally, the method of making these materials is highly scalable and fully automated. QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will liberate companies from their dependence on platinum, lower the cost of production and increase profit margins, enabling firms to offer new products at a price point that will be accepted in the market,” Maloney added.

DoppStein Enterprises, Inc., conducted experiments and provided independent scientific data to validate QuantumSphere’s achievement. “After months of working to evaluate and validate QuantumSphere’s product and manufacturing capabilities, I can finally state with full confidence that oxygen reduction catalysis on cathode electrodes using QuantumSphere’s nano-sized nickel/cobalt alloy material has been unambiguously demonstrated,” said Robert Dopp, President, DSE. “This catalyst can be used in a variety of practical batteries and fuel cells, including Li-ion, Zn/air, PEMFC and DMFC. One fundamental issue of fuel cells is the reliance on platinum as catalyst. For a cost comparison, finely divided platinum (currently $75.00/gram in bulk) costs approximately 5 times as much as QuantumSphere’s nano-Ni/Co alloy catalyst (currently $15.00/gram). This translates into a large reduction in total device cost. Implementation of this new technology incorporating QSI-nano™ Ni/Co alloy in the alternative energy sector has the potential to dramatically accelerate commercialization of these micro devices,” Dopp added.

Confirmation of catalysis was accomplished through a series of experiments where nanocatalysts were used alone and in conjunction with varying amounts of platinum. “Not only are QuantumSphere’s catalysts active alone, they also enhance the activity of platinum when combined with various QSI-Nano™ materials. Compared with a pure platinum catalyzed cathode, QuantumSphere’s metallic nanoparticles show up to 90% of the catalytic activity,” Dopp commented. “The activity was demonstrated using electrochemical techniques and impedance spectroscopy. This was the first clear verification and will be followed by a series of optimization experiments that are targeted at meeting or exceeding the activity of high surface area platinum catalyzed cathodes. The impact of these findings is enormous, as it reveals that nanocatalysts prepared by QuantumSphere’s proprietary methods have the potential to partially or fully replace platinum (a $10-$12 billion market, annually), one of the most expensive and scarce electrode components,” Dopp concluded. White papers will be released in Q1, 2006.

About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for a broad range of applications in industries such as aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical, and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution; low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitment to the environment and the community. No other company offers these performance advantages.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. These materials will replace platinum as the main catalyst in fuel cells and other electrode assemblies and provide a renewable source of power to supply the world’s energy needs.

The company is leveraging its leading market position in metallic powders to manufacture and ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical products, bio-sensors, filtration devices and other applications including additives for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding. For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or e-mail protected from spam bots

About DSE
Robert Dopp is a consultant to the fuel cell, battery and related industries. During his three decades of battery R&D;, resulting in 36 related patents bearing his name, he has designed several production air cathode machines, making the highest rate air cathode in the world. He has helped to develop a consumer battery with over four times the energy density of Alkaline cylindrical cells, and many tens of times higher energy than many rechargeable batteries. For more information contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208.

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August 30, 2021

New Software Provides Plant Engineering and Facility Management Groups a Robust Paperless Inspection and Reporting Solution

Comprehensive, yet intuitive software provides an industrial grade replacement to traditional paper based inspection systems.

Hayward, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2021 --Vorpalware, a software development group focused on mobility solutions for business, today announced the release of the PlantLog software solution, which provides a complete end to end paperless inspection and reporting tool for accurately collecting and analyzing equipment status readings and other facility observations.

The PlantLog solution aims to dramatically improve efficiency by reducing the time needed to perform inspections and the administrative work of archiving, retrieving and compiling collected logs as well as providing a simplistic yet insightful means of visually trending data to assist with critical decision making for maintenance and process improvement.

“The emergence of the global economy and a trend of operational budget reductions has been putting pressure on facility managers to identify areas that could be modified in order to obtain greater optimization and efficiency” said Jim Duffy, President and Founder of Vorpalware. “While a standard paper based inspection system satisfies the need of taking actual readings, it does little to ensure the data is complete and accurate and provides no means of analyzing historical data to locate potential bottlenecks, redundancies or other areas that could be enhanced by altering its process.”

Groups can now replace traditional paper and hand written inspection systems by using rugged barcode enabled PDA’s that identify equipment and present the operator with a list of readings to take in a clear and concise manner while ensuring readings are taken within normal operational thresholds. Engineers can then view a component’s complete history with just a few mouse clicks, filter the inspections by a given date range, generate graphical charts and reports or export the data as a standard spreadsheet for sharing with external parties or regulatory agencies.

“We have been a part of the Vorpalware pilot program for over a year now and have found it to be a compelling alternative to our archaic paper based setup.” Said Neal Pearson, Engineering Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Central California. “The ability to trend recorded metrics provides us with valuable insight into our current and future plant conditions while the ability to assemble logs has significantly reduced administrative time in preparing JCAHO report submissions.”

The PlantLog product includes the following capabilities:

* Automatic equipment identification through barcode labels scanned from PDA
* Date, time and operators name are automatically attached to each inspection record
* Optional notes can be entered for each inspection.
* Warnings alert operator when a reading was taken outside of optimal ranges.
* Readings outside of optimal ranges are automatically displayed in red when viewing historical data
* User permissions feature to designate who can edit the inspection dataset, view historical data or perform actual inspections.
* Networked environment to allow multiple users to view inspection data
* Print out historical inspection data or export to Microsoft Excel
* Filter historical data by any given date range
* Create and memorize graphical charts for data analysis
* Quickly find all instances of a given value for an individual reading

Vorpalware provides PlantLog as a complete turn key solution that includes all PDA hardware, barcode labels, software and installation support. No other external dependences are required including database servers and reporting tools, which are integrated in the PlantLog software.

Pricing and Availability:
The PlantLog solution is immediately available direct from Vorpalware and is licensed on a ‘per site’ basis. Licenses are $5,695 for commercial users and $4,556 for non profit and government entities, plus the cost of PDA terminals at ~$800 each.
Multi license discounts are available as well as an evaluation package by request.
For additional information visit: http://www.vorpalware.com/plantlog

About Vorpalware:
Vorpalware is a privately held software development group established in March of 2001. Its primary focus has been business mobility solutions and consulting services to the mobile/PDA industry. Vorpalware is headquartered in Hayward California (Silicon Valley) and can be reached at +1 (510) 785-6680 or http://www.vorpalware.com

About Children’s Hospital of Central California:
Children’s Hospital Central California has 255 beds and ranks as the 13th largest freestanding Children’s Hospital in the nation. More information at: http://www.childrenscentralcal.org

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Peterson Manufacturing Adds Brilliance with New Great White® LED Lights

The new Great White® LED License Light for working trucks and trailers is a brilliant traveling companion for Peterson's Piranha® brand LED family.

(PRWEB) August 30, 2021 –– Peterson Manufacturing employed the latest white diode technology to design a brilliant traveling companion for its Piranha® brand LED family: the new Great White® LED License Light for working trucks and trailers.

Introduced as the 153C Series, the new rectangular Great White® is the Industry's brightest, toughest license light. In addition to 100,000-hour rated life, this premium LED product packs such features as these:

* A super-bright, Great White diode combined with a specially designed bubble optic that produces a light pattern well above DOT specifications.

* An epoxy-sealed circuit board with hard-wired terminals to protect the lamp from moisture and corrosion.

* A linear weld that provides a more robust, hermetic seal.

* Skirted weld-joints for greater protection against tough roads, weather and chemical washes.

* A molded 3-way female PL-10 plug for easy installation or quick retrofits.

* A universal design that fits most popular 150-style brackets.

"The Great White® is a terrific addition to our LED product line," said Mark Assenmacher, Peterson marketing director. "Along with our new 417C/418C Series back-up lights, the 153C Series license lights combine premium LED performance with the unmatched brilliance of pure, white light. If you want that extra measure of safety and good looks for your truck or trailer, put a Great White on your tail!"

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, eleven highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportation-related industries.

Visit the company's website at www.pmlights.com.

Contacts:

Mark Assenmacher, Director of Marketing
Peterson Manufacturing Co.
4200 East 135th Street
Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: 816-765-2000

Darrin Widick, MBA
Hickerson Wahaus Advertising & Marketing
415 Delaware, Suite 2W
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-474-9558 ext. 334

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Webcom, Inc. Hosts First Client Summit

Customers, Industry Experts and Partners Join Webcom to Exchange Vision and Ideas.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 30, 2021 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announced today that its first client summit will be held September 22-23, 2005 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event will highlight customer success stories, as well as provide a forum for customers to share ideas, innovation and best practice with each other. Additionally, presentations will lay out the Webcom product roadmap and vision and deliver several live demonstrations on how to exploit new functionality and modules within the award-winning solution, WebSource CPQ.

"We are very excited to be hosting our first-ever client event," said Aleks Ivanovic CEO and founder of Webcom, Inc. “We look forward to our customers and partners sharing innovations and experiences that will help drive increased value throughout these organizations.”

Several Webcom clients, such as Grayhill, Elliott Tool Technologies, Corning Cable Systems, ABB, Aqua-Chem and others will present success stories on their use of Webcom’s award-winning solution, WebSource CPQ.

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

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

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BC Fashion Week Announces Designer Lineup for Spring/Summer 2006

BC Fashion Week today released the lineup for their upcoming Spring/Summer 2006 Fashion Week, scheduled to be held at the Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island from September 28th to October 2nd.

(PRWEB) August 30, 2021 -- “We are pleased that for Spring/Summer 2006 we have over 70% of the designers originating from BC, and 85% coming from Western Canada,” declared Debra Walker, Executive Director, BC Fashion Week. “I am very excited about our upcoming shows. Amazing talent, designs and people.”

Participating designers will include JC Studio, Stylecode, Azadeh Gorbani, Genevieve Graham by Obakki, Dave Wallace by Obakki, Christina Culver, Apartment, Ephoe, Ono Donahue, Wanny Tang, Picnic, Jason Matlo, Gini Woods, Chad Enns, Chloe Angus, Mala Kuja and Denis Gagnon.

“The diversity of the talent presenting will make for very interesting viewing opportunities for participating buyers, media and industry representatives” stated Executive Creative Director Vladimir Markovich. Working with prominent industry sponsors such as Promostyl – Paris and Duocom, the 2nd season of BC Fashion Week will be strongly poised to build on the phenomenal success of the week held this past April, continuing to raise the bar within the fashion industry.

The end of September this year will herald a week of fashion for Vancouver and the lower mainland with events being held around the city, including the first time that BC Fashion Week has included a second venue into their schedule.

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Dynamics of Design seminar series will be offered at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Through this unique opportunity and delivery, industry heavy hitters and leading edge professionals will reveal insights about: Promostyl trend forecasting Spring/Summer 2007(for fashion including sports and urban-wear); marketing to special needs target markets; utilizing alternate delivery channels in an e-marketing strategy; the critical need of building brand identity and the “ins and outs” of developing your export ready strategy. Of special interest will be a roundtable, moderated discussion, including a live report from the Organic Exchange in Turkey, on sustainable textile alternatives, such as hemp, bamboo, ramie, organic cotton, and natural dyes.

“Overall this series will be focused on skill development and trend direction, experienced in a unique and enlightening way” continued Walker. Further information regarding the details of this event and tickets are available through www.ticketstonight.ca.

About British Columbia Fashion Week

BC Fashion Week (BCFW) is a high profile event aimed at establishing Vancouver as an emerging fashion centre and a true partner in the global fashion world, along with centres such as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Sydney. As a major international event, BC Fashion Week attracts people from around the world to celebrate innovative Canadian talent, bringing together individuals and organizations that play vital roles in the fashion industry.

BCFW showcases some of Canada’s top and emerging designers and bring some of the world’s most influential retailers and media to Vancouver’s shores. Through the support of sponsors and media outlets such as Graphic Minds, Duocom, Promostyl, Ecstatic Designs, Urban Visuals, Granville Island Hotel, Ferrari/Maserati, Holt Renfrew, Performance Works Theatre, Moods Hair Salon, Ego Salons, Aveda, AG Hair, Fashion Watch, Gravity Pope Shoes, Dominos Pizza, Digitopolis Media Corporation,Lanyards, Western Economic Diversification, the Spirit of Vancouver/ Vancouver Board of Trade, Ultra X-Press Printers, Westender, Beat 94.5, and Industry Canada.

For further information, please contact Media Relations at +1.604.688.8741.

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Bowman Hollis Mfg. Announces New Salesperson

Belting distributor Bowman Hollis Mfg. announces appointment of new salesperson for Central Georgia.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 30, 2021 -- Bowman Hollis Mfg. is pleased to announce that Jeff Simmons has assumed sales responsibility for the Central Georgia area. Jeff's territory includes Perry, GA, north through the southern part of Atlanta.

With many years experience belt fabrication, Jeff brings deep knowledge of lightweight belting to this growing market area. He will work out of the Bowman Hollis belt shop in LaGrange, GA. A Premier Habasit Distributor, Bowman Hollis brings belting knowledge, fabrication capability, excellent service and fair pricing to customers in all industries in Central Georgia.

For additional information, contact Steve Broadwell at e-mail protected from spam bots, or visit www.bowmanhollis.com.

About Bowman Hollis Mfg.
Bowman Hollis is a leading-edge industrial belting distributor with fabrication shops in Charlotte, NC and LaGrange, GA. All types of belt fabrication services are offered: field splicing to 118", cleat and guide fabrication, special belt development, and free belt problem analysis.

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August 29, 2021

Braintech Adds Two U.S. Directors to Board

New Directors to chair Audit and Governance Committees.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 29, 2021 -- Braintech, Inc. (OTCBB: BRHI), a leading provider of vision guided robotic ("VGR") software solutions, announced today that Richard M. Torre of California and Dr. Drew Miller of Nebraska have joined Braintech's Board of Directors.

Owen Jones, Braintech's CEO states, "Braintech shareholders are very fortunate to have these two individuals with their extensive business backgrounds join our company as independent directors. Each brings strong financial and business expertise that will help the Board guide Braintech through its initial growth phase. I'm very pleased that both Dick and Drew have consented to act as Directors and look forward to drawing on their expertise and experiences to achieve our objectives."

Following are brief resumes of each Director:

Richard M Torre has over 30 years of diversified national and international finance and business experience in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Montreal, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and investment advisory services. Mr. Torre is an active board member for a variety of public and private firms and civic organizations. Presently he is Chairman of Signature Eyewear Inc (OTCBB) and The Hydrogen Fund as well as Vice-Chairman of JLM Foodservices Inc. He is also President of MMT Investors Inc., Managing Partner of Dauntless Capital Partners, LLC, and a member of the Boards of both Airecomm Wireless Inc and Cosco Inc. He has completed terms as Vice-Chairman of Pacific Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ) and as Chairman of Exceed Capital Holdings (CDNX). He is the former Chairman of the highly regarded Forum for Corporate Directors and is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine. Additionally he is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Southern California Investors Association. Mr. Torre's corporate career began with Mill Factors Corp. and subsequently included Philadelphia National Bank / Congress Financial and Bank of Virginia in their New York and Montreal subsidiaries. Subsequently he served as senior Vice-President of Heller Financial in Los Angeles, responsible for the firm's factoring and asset based lending on the West Coast, the Orient and Australia. He has been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine University, the US Naval Institute, City College of New York, Woodbury University, the New York Institute of Credit (it's former President) and Melbourne University on a diverse range of topics, principally business finance and strategy and tactics of the Pacific War 1937-1945. Particularly notable has been his commitment to the establishment of the USS Missouri as a National Monument at Pearl Harbor and his support of the National World War II Memorial, Washington D.C. which was commissioned as a National Monument on May 29, 2004.

Mr. Torre will be appointed as Chairman of Braintech's Corporate Governance Committee and will assist with financing and the development of corporate strategy.

Dr. Drew Miller has been the President of Heartland Consulting Group since 1994. He serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Signature Eyewear Inc (OTC). In past positions he served as President of Financial Continuum, a financial planning firm; Vice President of Planning and Development at Securities America, one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the United States; and President of Global Vantage Securities, an investment banking firm. Dr. Miller is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor, Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Government Financial Manager. Dr. Miller began his business career at ConAgra Inc in their Corporate Planning and Development department after serving as an Air Force intelligence officer. Dr. Miller served in the Pentagon in the Senior Executive Service, and continues to pursue defense analysis work as a consultant with the Institute for Defense Analyses and a Colonel in the USAF Reserve. Dr. Miller is a summa cum laude graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and received an academic scholarship to Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government where he earned a Masters Degree and PhD in Public Policy. He currently serves as a member of the University Of Nebraska Board Of Regents.

Dr. Miller will be appointed as Chairman of Braintech's Audit Committee and will assist with the company's development of new business opportunities in the government and defense industries.

About Braintech (OTCBB: BRHI) – For more information, visit www.braintech.com.

Statements in this document that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and reflect the current views of management with respect to future events and are subject certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as technical difficulties in developing the products; competition from other suppliers of similar products; pricing that may not be acceptable to potential markets; and many other known and unknown factors. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's 10-KSB and 10-QSB Forms filed from time to time with the SEC.

Contact:
Jennifer Summers
Braintech Inc.
#102 – 930 W 1st Street
Vancouver BC V7P 3N4
604-988-6440 x 202
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Prestolite Launches New Web Site That Is Extremely Rich In Content, User-Friendly

Prestolitewire.com is rich in content and also includes general information about the company, potential careers and company-related news.

SOUTHFIELD, MI (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 29, 2021 -- To more effectively and efficiently meet the informational needs of its various audiences, Prestolite Wire Corporation announces the re-launch of its Web site at: www.prestolitewire.com.

The new site is extremely rich in content, particularly product information, but also includes general information about the company, potential careers and company-related news. A password-protected Intranet is available to facilitate Human Resource’s communication with Prestolite employees. Secured Extranets include a Sales Resource Center for Prestolite’s sales force, a Distributor Resource Center for the company’s distribution partners and a Suppliers Center.

To simplify the navigation of the public areas of the site, the Home Page presents Prestolite’s product offerings into four major areas:

- Wire and cables: primary wire, multi-conductor cable, battery cable, welding cable, hook-up and lead wire and flex cords
- Aftermarket products (ignition wire sets and battery cables)
- Ignition wire assemblies
- Harness assemblies and system solutions

These product sections include detailed information on Prestolite’s standard products – including complete product specs – plus a host of information on the company’s custom design capabilities. Literature ordering forms make it easy for the user to obtain copies of various Prestolite literature, including brochures and data sheets.

To ease the flow of pricing and delivery information, an interactive, online Request for Quotation (RFQ) form is offered for within all product categories and relates to both standard offerings and modifications to these standard products.

The site has also been designed to optimize search engine performance, making it easier to locate for those individuals unfamiliar with the extent of Prestolite’s offerings.

About Prestolite Wire Corporation
Prestolite Wire Corporation has been a leading supplier of automotive ignition wiring products since 1907 when the company first introduced the focused beam headlamp. Today, Prestolite has grown to be one of the world’s largest original equipment and aftermarket suppliers of ignition wire sets, battery cables, specialty harnesses, automotive primary wire, ABS cable, welding cable and general industrial cable.

In 1986, Prestolite Wire Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Henley Group, Inc. On January 1, 1989, Prestolite Wire Corporation became a privately held company. The company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

Agency Contact:
Janet Killen
Adventive Marketing, Inc.
847/590-1110

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Prestolite Receives Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award

The 2005 recipient for the Frost & Sullivan award is the North American ignition wire sets aftermarket segment of Prestolite Wire Corporation.

SOUTHFIELD, MI (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 29, 2021 -- Each year Frost & Sullivan presents its Competitive Strategy Leadership Award to a company whose competitive strategy has yielded significant gains in market share – gains which Frost & Sullivan analysts “expect to produce lasting, precedent-setting trends in the industry.” The 2005 recipient for this award is the North American ignition wire sets aftermarket segment of Prestolite Wire Corporation.

According to Frost & Sullivan, “Prestolite Wire has executed an innovative strategy within the existing mature market landscape, which has empowered the company to take share from entrenched market participants. The company has successfully captured the attention of major customers in the value chain, and its competitors active in the North American aftermarket.”

To select the Award recipient, Frost & Sullivan analysts quantified several market factors for each market participant, according to predetermined criteria. The research process included interviews with industry experts, industry participants and end-users, as well as extensive secondary data research. The Award recipient must also excel on one or more of the following criteria: percent growth in revenue; degree of strategy innovation; successful partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions; market share growth; mind share growth; correlation between revenues and investment; penetration rate of new markets and organizational restructuring.

Prestolite’s ignition wire sets competitive strategy, which was supported by exhaustive market research, revolves around its ability to build on its OE experience to introduce an ignition wire set that precisely met the installers’ preferences for fit, form and function. Prestolite also built strong alliances with original equipment service (OES) channel. This strategy has allowed the company to gain greater mind share within established OES brands and through the aftermarket, distinguishing them from other participants in the market.

About Prestolite Wire Corporation
Prestolite Wire Corporation has been a leading supplier of automotive ignition wiring products since 1907 when the company first introduced the focused beam headlamp. Today, Pretsolite is one of the world’s largest original equipment and aftermarket suppliers of ignition wire sets, battery cables, specialty harnesses, automotive primary wire, ABS cable, welding cable and general industrial cable.

In 1986, Prestolite Wire Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Henley Group, Inc. On January 1, 1989, Prestolite Wire Corporation became a privately held company. The company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

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Paramount Pallet Selects Ross Beverley to Lead New Pallet Manufacturing

Paramount Pallet, Inc. ('Paramount') announced today that it has recently hired Ross Beverley, former president and owner of Kenleigh Wood Products Inc., to lead its New Pallet Manufacturing initiatives. The Company is adding new pallet manufacturing services and heat-treated (HT) wood packaging for export to its complement of pooled pallet and pallet recycling services.

Toronto (PRWEB) August 29, 2021 -- Paramount Pallet, Inc. (“Paramount”) announced today that it has recently hired Ross Beverley, former president and owner of Kenleigh Wood Products Inc., to lead its New Pallet Manufacturing initiatives.

The Company is adding new pallet manufacturing services to its complement of pallet recycling services as well as its CPC pooled pallet offering. Mr. Beverley's position was created earlier this summer during the Company's transition from IFCO Systems Canada to Paramount Pallet, Inc.

As part of the new pallet manufacturing emphasis, Mr. Beverley is currently leading the way to have all Paramount depots certified to provide heat-treated (HT) wood packaging for export. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency outlines the export regulations and also inspects and certifies facilities. “Once we have completed the certification program, Paramount will be the only national provider of heat-treated wood pallets and other wood packaging for export,” adds Ross Beverley.

The addition of new pallet manufacturing to Paramount's current pallet recycling and pooled pallet products will allow the Company to provide national, full-range pallet services to companies across many segments. New pallets are often an ideal solution for companies involved in numerous manufacturing sectors, including plastics, chemicals, electronics, building materials and consumer goods.

Simply adding the technology and materials involved with new pallet manufacturing also creates opportunities for product innovations. Mr. Beverley explains, “With the resources and equipment now available to us, we can produce custom pallets constructed of new and recycled components. We refer to these as “combination pallets.” These pallets are virtually a new product, created at a very cost-effective price with environmentally-friendly benefits.”

Prior to Mr. Beverley's current position of vice president of new pallet manufacturing, he provided several months of support as an operations consultant to IFCO Systems Canada. Immediately prior to that engagement, Mr. Beverley was involved with Kenleigh Wood Products Inc. (“Kenleigh”) for eighteen (18) years. During his tenure there, Kenleigh was a family-owned and operated company originally founded by Ross Beverley's father. Established in 1979, Kenleigh served the southern Ontario area for 25 years. Mr. Beverley has also been an active member of the Canadian Wooden Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA) serving in several pivotal roles, including director, treasurer and president.

In addition to Mr. Beverley, Paramount has recently hired Neal Kain, former general manager of Foothills Company in Calgary, to assist in the Company's new pallet manufacturing efforts. Mr. Kain contributes thirty (30) years of experience in the raw lumber and new pallet manufacturing industry. As Sales Manager in Western Canada, Neal Kain will manage sales for four (4) of Paramount Pallet's depots. “Being a national company allows us greater access to supplies of raw components as well as used pallets. We are looking forward to providing our customers with excellent customer service and a dependable supply of a variety of pallet products,” concluded Mr. Kain.

About Paramount Pallet, Inc.:
Paramount Pallet employs approximately 200 people and provides complete pallet services to companies in various industries across Canada. The company is the only national, full pallet services provider. Paramount facilities can be found in Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Moncton, NB; Montreal, PQ; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB and Vancouver, BC. Headquarters are located in the Toronto, ON facility

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Iteration2 Honored with the Esteemed Best Practices Award from Microsoft Business Solutions

2005 US Microsoft Partner of the Year, Iteration2 Recognized for their Axapta Grower Management Implementation Methodology in Northern California Region

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2021 -- Iteration2, Microsoft Gold Certified partner and newly awarded 2005 US MBS Outstanding Partner of the Year, announced its recent selection as the major award recipient at Microsoft Corporation’s Northern California Region quarterly Microsoft Partner Update event. Iteration2 received the prestigious award for their Systems Clarity Framework implementation methodology practices and success record, also known as the Best Practices Award.

“Our Systems Clarity Framework is a comprehensive methodology for project delivery,” says Paul Butler, Project Director at Iteration2. “Our methodology emphasizes a highly collaborative relationship between our consultants and our clients. The end result is our solutions are delivered quickly while exceeding our client’s expectations.”

Paramount to the success of the SCF process is the initial Proof of Concept technique, which allows customers to confirm the business and technology fit, minimize the project risks, and serves to validate the overall Axapta Grower Management Solution.

Michael Wilson, IT Director at Growers Express, and recent Iteration2 client comments, “Iteration2’s Proof of Concept Methodologies demonstrated areas in our business that needed attention before the project started which will allow us to mitigate our risk during the project.”

"When we learned that Iteration2 won the US Microsoft Partner of the Year, we felt comfortable that we had found the right solution and the right implementation partner,” Wilson added

About Iteration2
Iteration2 is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and provides its clients with a superior enterprise software implementation experience at an attractive price. This combined with Microsoft integrated technology stack and unsurpassed financial strength provides a platform for today and tomorrow. Iteration2 is the 2005 US MBS Partner of the Year, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, leading provider of Microsoft Axapta, and a member of the prestigious MS Industry Builder initiative for their Field Service Automation solution.

Iteration2’s vertical industry expertise, software industry domain expertise, and exceptional technical skills with Microsoft technologies provide their clients with clear strategic business advantage. Iteration2 has sales offices in strategic locations throughout the United States. Please visit the company’s website at www.iteration2.com.

For more information:
Greg Sad,
Marketing Director
Iteration2
(949) 789-1020

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nParallel Names Megan Diamond as President

Brand strategist promoted to top job to guide the agency’s fast growth.

MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) August 29, 2021 -- nParallel, the international brand communication, merchandising strategy and display agency, has appointed Megan Diamond as president. A founder of the company and its executive vice president for brand strategy, Diamond succeeds Tom Van Hercke, who resigned for personal reasons.

"Megan is the right person to take the company to the next level," said Bill Dircks, Sr., member of nParallel’s board. "As nParallel continues its rapid growth, bringing on more retail and tradeshow clients, Megan will not only uphold but strengthen the company’s creative, production and program management capabilities. Under her direction, nParallel will always create and deliver brilliant solutions to present and communicate clients’ brands."

Diamond is an accomplished marketer, strategist and program developer for retail and tradeshow solutions. She began her career in the sports world as an editor with CNN Sports, marketing specialist for Turner Sports, and information manager for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Before co-founding nParallel, Diamond served as vice president, marketing and business development at Entolo. She has developed and directed programs to create marketing environments for leading retailers and top brands, including The Home Depot, Inc., Callaway Golf and Nike.

About nParallel

Brand marketers and retailers know that store designs, merchandising systems and tradeshow displays establish 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. Whether the venue for your moment of truth with your customers is a store or a show, nParallel fulfills the big-picture vision while keeping a sharp eye focused on the details of disciplined production, meticulous program management, and the budget bottom line. Seeking uncompromised excellence in brand communication? Call nParallel, 763.231.4800.

Note to Editors: A photo of Megan Diamond is available to members of the media upon request.

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Motor Carriers Need Preparation to Ward off Big Rig Terror Attack

Fleet Defender CEO Guests on Washington DC Talk Show CODE RED!

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2021 -- Terry M. Evans, Chairman and CEO of Fleet Defender Consulting Services, LLC, told radio listeners this morning that a coordinated terrorist attack using large trucks and/or buses might wreak havoc on the nation's economy if carriers are not prepared to prevent it.

As guest of Alfred McComber, on FOX News affiliate WMET's nationally distributed early morning talk show CODE RED!, Mr. Evans warned that we need to do more to get drug-addicted drivers out of trucks, lock down the CDL licensing process, and help fleet owners to implement more physical and operational security in their fleets.

Right now, he said, fleet owners are economically discouraged from implementing strong security measures even if they want to do so.
Fleet Defender (www.fleetdefender.com) provides the transportation industry with services and support aimed at reducing their exposure to the threat of terrorism.

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Guaranteed HOT™ is Hi-Heat Industries’ Program to Ship Custom Flexible Heaters in 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks, Guaranteed with a Penalty.

Custom flexible heaters from Hi-Heat Industries’ Guaranteed HOT program. These 1, 2, 3 or 4-week ship dates are guaranteed and backed up with a penalty.

Lewistown, Mont. (PRWEB) August 27, 2021 -- Charlie Guinn, President, announces Hi-Heat Industries’ program Guaranteed HOT, Guaranteed Heaters On Time, is backed-up with a penalty. “This program gives our customers many guaranteed choices. They select the ship date and we ship on their date or we pay a penalty. If we are one-day late shipping heaters from our factory, we send a check for 20% of the order’s net price. For every day late our penalty is 20%. If we are 5 days late, it’s a 100% penalty and you get the heaters free.”

With Guaranteed HOT the standard guaranteed shipping for existing custom heater designs date is 3-weeks after order acknowledgement or for new heaters designs it’s 4-weeks. Guinn explained, “If you need your heaters before our standard ship date, we have a solution for that. You can choose to have all or part of the order expedited. For 1 week accelerated ship, the expedite fee is an additional 50% of the net price; for 2 week accelerated ship, the expedite fee is an additional 100% of the net price.”

When asked how customers feel about the expedite fee. “Most of our customers are used to paying overnight delivery fees, which is what we modeled our program after.” Guinn elaborated, “I know if I need to get a letter delivered quickly, I can pay the expedite fee for overnight delivery or I can choose 2 day delivery, 3 day or standard delivery. I choose what I need. If I need faster service, I pay for it. Our customers want to have these choices. They need to be able to decide what works best for them.”

When asked why Hi-Heat would pay a penalty. Guinn said, “For years the flexible heater industry has over promised and under delivered. The penalty is our way of letting you know that Hi-Heat Industries recognizes that our commitments to you are very important. We realize NOT meeting our commitments can cause you serious problems with your deliveries and with your customers. You may also incur increased costs due to your lines going down or due to lower efficiencies from last minute schedule changes. Rather than just saying we understand, we back it up with a penalty.”

When asked how he could guarantee the shipping, Guinn said, “We have made a significant investment in our production processes to be able to deliver this program. The trial of this production program began March 10, 2005. Since that time, Hi-Heat shipped over 99% of our orders on time. We now are confident that we will never be late in a shipment, and to back it up we are now offering a financial penalty.”

Guinn said, “Before Guaranteed HOT, we would expedite for loyal customers if the load on our plant would allow us to do that. We have now made substantial investments and changes to allow us to make this offer all the time, not just during slow periods. Now you don’t have to call us and request a “special favor.” Now, you are in the driver’s seat. You select when you want the heaters to ship, and we guarantee to ship when we said or we pay a penalty.”

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State Creates Central Data Base to Track Manufactured Housing Tax Information

Under a new state law -- supported by the manufactured housing industry -- the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will maintain a central data base where tax assessor-collectors can go to determine if all taxes have been paid before an ownership change occurs.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 26, 2021 -- A new Texas law -- supported by the manufactured housing industry -- will provide more safeguards for consumers as well as benefit state taxing authorities by creating a "one-stop resource" for manufactured home title searches

Under the newly enacted reforms, tax assessor-collectors can go to a central data base for all tax information on a home to determine if all taxes have been paid before an ownership change occurs. The data base will be maintained by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs www.tdhca.state.tx.us.

There are about 760,000 manufactured home owners in Texas. About 110,000 of those homes have been declared to be real property and are taxed as an improvement to the land on which the home is located.

"Previously, this information was available only on a county-by-county basis," said Kevin Ketchum, executive director of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association www.texasmha.com. "There is now one place to go to determine if any tax liens exist."

Consumers gained additional protection with a requirement that tax collection on resale of manufactured homes rest with the persons actually owing the tax. In the recent past, taxing authorities sought payment from unsuspecting buyers instead of those who created the tax debt.

"We support the collection of all property taxes," Ketchum said. "We just believe that they should be paid by the people who owe them."

The Legislature also added requirements that all new salespersons receive ethics and regulations training as part of securing an initial license and standardized the consumer protection disclosure form.

"These legislative mandates further strengthen the decisive changes taken in 2003, when the manufactured housing act was overhauled," Ketchum noted. "We believe these reforms will trigger a turn-around in the state's only unsubsidized, affordable housing market."

CONTACTS:
Kevin Ketchum, 512/459-1221
Mike French, 512/459-1221
Terry Young, 512/917-9042

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August 26, 2021

Millennium Group Sues Prest-on Company in Patent Infringement Case

Conlab, Inc., dba Prest-on Company, Pulte Homes, Del Webb Sun City, Ecker Enterprises, Inc., and Spruzzi, Inc. were named in a patent infringement suit filed in Illinois Northern District federal court by Milpond Group, Inc., dba The Millennium Group.

Loveland, CO. (PRWEB) August 26, 2021 -- Milpond Group, Inc., dba The Millennium Group, owner and distributors of The Nailer- A Drywall Fastener for Installing Interior Drywall Corners, announced today that it has commenced federal litigation against Conlab, Inc., dba the Prest-on Company alleging that the Arkansas based drywall clip company is a contributing infringer against Patent No. 5,581,964, ('964 patent) a "wall panel support and securement combination", trademarked as The Nailer.

In a complaint filed August 19, 2021 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Civil Action No. 05C 4788, The Millennium Group is seeking unspecified pecuniary relief from Prest-on Company was well as a permanent injunction barring the manufacture and sale of Prest-on Company's Framerback, Model 4030, which The Millennium Group alleges contributes to the infringement of its patent. Four other defendants were named in the suit, representing large national builders and drywall companies that have allegedly infringed, induced and/or committed acts of contributory infringement in regards to the '964 patent.

The Millennium Group has been a leader in inventing and distributing innovative products and has a reputation as a trendsetter in the construction industry, pushing towards sustainable building. "We are committed to acting quickly and vigorously to protect the value of our intellectual property," said Millennium Group President, Andrew Pizer. "As an inventor, it is essential to protect the rights of patents and to insure that the marketplace is fair and equitable."

Prest-on Company is a competing company that sells Corner-back and Insta-back metal drywall fasteners.

Information about Patent '964, The Nailer, can be found at www.thenailer.com or www.milpond.com.

For further information, please contact:

Jinx Davis
The Millennium Group
2300 W Eisenhower Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80537
970-663-1200

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Aluminum Continuous Hinges

H. A. Guden Co., Inc. has introduced a new, lower cost line of aluminum continuous hinges. Guden is one the largest suppliers of hinges in the country, and with this offering, engineers and buyers have an even larger selection hinge types, materials and sizes to choose from.

RONKONKOMA, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2021 -- H. A. Guden Co., Inc. has introduced a new, lower cost line of aluminum continuous hinges. Guden is one the largest suppliers of hinges in the country, and with this offering, engineers and buyers have an even larger selection hinge types, materials and sizes to choose from.

Guden’s new AL Series aluminum hinges are made of 3003 series alloy and are stocked in various widths in .040, .050 and .060 inch leaf thicknesses with .50 inch knuckles. This commercial strength alloy is considerably less expensive than Guden’s type-5052 hinge and can be used for most standard applications. In addition, due to its softer properties, it is a more desirable alloy for hinges being machined or put through secondary processes.

Guden’s standard 5052 alloy AA Series aluminum hinges are stocked in similar sizes and used primarily in military spec hinge applications. Type-5052 aluminum is a harder and stronger alloy as compared to other commercial varieties. With considerably more tensile strength and higher yield and elongation factor, the AA Series aluminum hinges can be specified in applications that require more durability and strength.

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, e-mail protected from spam bots, www.guden.com.

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Low Cost Solution to Body Voltage and Ground Monitoring

Novx Corporation, a leading supplier of ESC/ESD-related monitoring instruments and Process Environment Monitoring System (PEMS), has just introduced the M200 Operator and Ground Monitor. This new instrument presents a low cost solution for dual-channel operator body voltage and dual-channel ground monitoring based on a digital platform. The M200 is designed to meet the requirements for continuous monitoring and local alarm only. This new product offers “user programmable” alarm set and zeroing capability and requires no calibration or adjustments. The M200 is a stand-alone product with no data output, but does include discernable audible alarm tones and RED/GREEN LED per channel.

San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) August 26, 2021 -- Novx Corporation, a leading supplier of ESC/ESD-related monitoring instruments and Process Environment Monitoring System (PEMS), has just introduced the M200 Operator and Ground Monitor. This new instrument presents a low cost solution for dual-channel operator body voltage and dual-channel ground monitoring based on a digital platform. The M200 is designed to meet the requirements for continuous monitoring and local alarm only. This new product offers “user programmable” alarm set and zeroing capability and requires no calibration or adjustments. The M200 is a stand-alone product with no data output, but does include discernable audible alarm tones and RED/GREEN LED per channel.

The instrument represents a direct response to strategic customer communication that defines their process requirements for ESC/ESD-related monitoring for today and tomorrow's processes. The M200 represents the first Novx product designed and built specifically to address the monitoring requirements of customers that require sophisticated monitoring in an affordable package with no data output requirements. Low cost / high performance was the objective for the design of the M200 for customers that desire the performance of the latest technology coupled with the affordable pricing of lower level workstation monitors.

Features

• Digital Architecture
• Body Voltage Detection
• Ground Monitoring
• Programmable Alarm Set-points
• Unsurpassed Performance
• Maximum Flexibility

About Novx Corporation
Novx founded in 1989, is the leading provider of workstation/process equipment monitors and process environment management solutions. The company provides products and services to the semiconductor, storage device, flat panel display, electronics manufacturing services, medical and many other industries.

Novx customers use its products and services to monitor electrostatic charge, and the process environment, thereby; improving manufacturing yields, finished product quality, and manufacturing equipment performance. The shrinking geometries of today’s electronic devices place greater importance on knowing what is happening within your processes. Novx hardware and software solutions make this possible, reliable and affordable. Novx assists customers in achieving higher productivity levels by mitigating the adverse effects of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electrostatic Attraction (ESA) from the manufacturing environment. Novx supplies the complete environmental monitoring solution, thereby reducing scrap and improving product quality in any manufacturing environment.

Novx Corporation is headquartered at
830 Jury Court, San Jose, CA 95112
1-800-728-Novx
http://www.novxcorp.com/m200.htm

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Wear-a-Knit Reveals 13 New Products for Fall 2005

Wear-a-Knit announces 13 new custom knit promotional products for 2005-2006 in their new, updated catalog.

(PRWEB) August 26, 2021 -- Wear-a-Knit has just released its new 2005-2006 catalog! Featuring a 1950’s retro look and feel, the catalog contains all your old favorites, plus 13 exciting new products. These items include: custom knit beanies and visor beanies, sports stocking caps, baby caps, mittens, and promotional knit scarves.

Wear-a-Knit has added two new yarn colors this year: Vegas gold and fluorescent yellow. Additionally, a new iridescent yarn that adds glimmer and sparkle to your promotional knitwear products is available.

Visit www.wearaknit.com to download the new catalog and check out the new colors and products!

About Wear-a-Knit:
Wear-a-Knit has manufactured custom knit apparel for promotional products, colleges, resorts/tourism, corporations, retail stores, and sports teams for 28 years. Their products are unique because the customers’ mascot, name, team, or logo is woven into the products during the knitting process. Wear-a-Knit employees over 25 employees in rural Minnesota and their products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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August 25, 2021

TRIMSPA Expands Product Line

TRIMSPA, Inc. announced recently that its product line has expanded to include two new formulas, TRIMSPA Ultra and TRIMSPA Energy. The TRIMSPA family of products now offers consumers a variety of dietary supplement formulas, each specially created to cater to different personal needs.

Whippany, NJ (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- TRIMSPA, Inc. announced recently that its product line has expanded to include two new formulas, TRIMSPA Ultra and TRIMSPA Energy. The TRIMSPA family of products now offers consumers a variety of dietary supplement formulas, each specially created to cater to different personal needs.

"TRIMSPA is a pioneer in innovative product formulation and is constantly expanding its line to bring consumers unparalleled product satisfaction and results," said Alex Goen, CEO and Founder of TRIMSPA.

Ultra is based primarily on appetite suppression and insulin moderation, and also contains an ingredient that promotes fat oxidation and acts as a thermogenic. An IRB approved, 12-week, double-blinded, placebo controlled study revealed that TRIMSPA Ultra is both safe and effective, with an average weight loss of 2.2 lbs. in four weeks.

For those on the go, TRIMSPA has created its Energy formula, which is designed to suppress the appetite while boosting energy levels in the body. The formula contains ingredients that promote fat oxidation and act as a thermogenic, control sugar cravings and delay the effect of insulin in the body.

Both formulas contain the internationally publicized ingredient Hoodia gordonii. The products will be housed in the same environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, counterfeit resistant bottle that has won TRIMSPA an International Business Award for “Best Packaging Design Suite.” The strong, yet lightweight bottle is made of 99.7% virgin aluminum and affords product protection against moisture and ultraviolet light.

Energy and Ultra will be available in 90 count bottles this September (2005) at CVS, Drug Fair, Cost Cutters and fine retail store locations at the suggested selling price of $39.99.

For product labels, contact Chrissy Kulig, Goen Technologies, Public Relations Specialist, 973-267-4400 ext. 3361 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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How a Bread Maker Improved the Safety of Its Employees

How a bread maker improved the safety of its employees by switching to the Ronningen-Petter DCF Self-Cleaning Industrial Filter.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 --

SITUATION

A Canadian bread company was putting a new bagel boiler in its Alberta plant and required a filtering system to clean the recycled boiler water of raisins, sesame seeds, bits of dough, and corn meal. Corn meal can create water quality problems if the temperature is allowed to fall, requiring an expensive and time-consuming water change.

It is critical that the water in a bagel boiler is kept up to temperature, even as it is filtered and recycled.

The company was using duplex bag filters in its bagel boiler process at its Toronto facility. Concerned about employee safety, however, the maintenance supervisor at the company's Alberta plant wanted a filtering system that required less operator intervention than a bag system.

High water temperatures used in the process can be a serious hazard to an operator changing filter bags, especially if the operator is pressed for time during the shutdown process and opens up the filter housing while it is still pressurized.

SOLUTION

Decision-makers at the Alberta plant wanted a filter they could count on, without the hazards occasionally associated with bag filter maintenance. Working with an RPA Process Technologies sales representative, the plant manager, and maintenance supervisor determined that the Ronningen-Petter DCF self-cleaning filter was the permanent solution to meet their business objectives.

Two Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 self-cleaning filters were installed on the bagel boiler water recycle line at the Alberta facility. DCF filters successfully removed the raisins, sesame seeds, and bits of dough that would adversely affect the final product.

Uninterrupted filtering by DCF also ensured consistently high water temperatures required to maintain bagel boiler water quality. DCF performs a self-cleaning action by mechanically scraping collected debris from the filter screen with a patented disc that moves up and down the screen, parallel to the liquid flow. Collected debris is then automatically purged from the collection chamber at the bottom of the filter. This self-cleaning action is performed without halting production, and provides the highest quality filtering under continuous demand. Because the screen is cleaned continuously, without interrupting production, a consistently high flow rate is maintained.

RESULTS

The Alberta facility has completely eliminated the risk of operator injury due to changing filter bags, because with Ronningen-Petter DCF filters, there are no messy bags to remove and media cleaning is automatic.

The Alberta facility's supervisors are also impressed with the unsurpassed filtering of its bagel boiler water with the DCF filters. High water temperature is maintained and water quality problems are avoided. In fact, the company is so happy with the performance of the DCF filters at its Alberta plant, the Langley, B.C. facility is also installing DCF filters on its bagel boiler system — instead of previously planned bags.

CONCLUSION

A Canadian bread company went in search of a safer filtering system and found an RPA Process Technologies solution. Ronningen-Petter DCF Self-Cleaning filters provide the company with unsurpassed filtering, automatic cleaning of the filter media, and a safer work environment for its operators.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Filter model: Ronningen-Petter DCF-800

Type of liquid: Bagel Boiler Water

Pressure: 50 PSI (3.45 bar)

Temperature: 206°F (96.7°C)

Flow Rate: 25-35 GPM (5.7-7.9 m3/h)

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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High Price Of Tungsten Got You Down?

With tungsten prices showing an increase of over 100% since the beginning of the year, buying tungsten electrodes from a trusted source is more important than ever.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- With tungsten prices showing an increase of over 100% since the beginning of the year, buying tungsten electrodes from a trusted source is more important than ever. In a high-production or automated welding environment, using high quality tungsten minimizes production variables and costly downtime. Even the casual weekend welder needs a tungsten electrode that is not off-center and fits properly through the torch for consistent gas coverage.

"Manufacturing can vary from factory to factory," says Jim Watson, founder of the online welding superstore, Arc-Zone.com. "It’s important to buy from a producer who adheres to ISO and AWS standards and has QA procedures in place."

Arc-Zone has developed a 5-Point Inspection Program, according to Watson, to ensure that ArcTime™ and Amplify™ brand electrodes are not warped and are delivered with a consistent ground finish. "We even check the paint used for color coding. Poor paint can flake off and contaminate the weld­, critical when welding specialty alloys like titanium or stainless steel."

With industry standard packaging welders have to buy 10 electrodes at a time, which can be costly and wasteful. In addition to the standard 10 pack, Arc-Zone.com sells tungsten in a convenient Two-Pack Tube. Welders buy only what they need, or a small quantity of a different size or blend for testing.

Founded in June 1998, Arc-Zone delivers high-performance MIG, TIG and Plasma welding and cutting products, services and solutions worldwide. The company specializes in productivity-enhancing, high-performance torches, replacement parts, tungsten electrodes, quick-change TIG adapters, water coolers, robotic peripherals and more.

For more information, visit the Arc-Zone.com web site at www.arc-zone.com, call (800) 944-2243 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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WebDock DataPort PLC Data Collection Software Upgrade

WebDock updates DataPort to version 11.9.5! With the new version WebDock is introducing a new personnel and unlimited data tag version.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- WebDock updates DataPort to version 11.9.5. With the new version WebDock is introducing a new personnel and unlimited data tag version for $80.00 and $1500.00(US). The new version includes a completely redesigned interface for adding data points to your project. WebDock would like to thank the many customers who suggested and worked with us on the redesign of the new interface. Thank you.

The new version includes a completely redesigned interface for adding data points to your project. WebDock would like to thank the many customers who suggested and worked with us on the redesign of the new interface. Thank you.

WebDock is introducing a new personnel version for $80.00(US). WebDock also changed the 1500 data point version to unlimited and the price has been reduced to $1500.00(US).

Ever wished you had a view into your process? WebDock’s DataPort data collection and troubleshooting software may be just what you have been waiting for. With DataPort you can easily view your data or troubleshoot a line. Starting at just $80.00 dollars this is one feature packed data collection and troubleshooting software application. All you need is an OPC server such as Rockwell Software’s RSLinx, Kepware’s OPC server, PLC direct or any other major OPC server to interface with your various programmable controllers.

WebDock’s DataPort (www.WebDock.net) has a long list of features and boasts that you can be collecting data within minutes of installing the software. DataPort creates and manages all databases from Microsoft Access to Microsoft SQL server. It even exports Microsoft Access databases to Microsoft Excel format. You do not have to setup or configure one database item. For local use DataPort logs your information to a Microsoft Access 95/97/2000 format database and for big jobs it will log to any Microsoft SQL server on your network.

DataPort includes a live data viewer that lets you see the data collected in real time and allows you to save the snapshot as a .csv file for easy import into Microsoft Excel or other applications.

WebDock’s DataPort includes standard a built in web server with graphing that allows you to view data points and graphs of your data from any web browser as well as export your graph data directly from your web browser. Access to the web server can be controlled by username/password security.

DataPort also includes standard a built in XML server, which allows you to built complex applications that do no rely on proprietary information or protocols. WebDock even provides demos of real time controls such as a vessel for you web pages.

You can download a fully functional version of the software from the WebDock website (www.WebDock.net).

At one-third the cost of competing products WebDock’s DataPort is feature- packed and worth a look.

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Imaje Appoints Maxatec as New Partner

Until now, Imaje has been selling the Compact and Nova printer range via an ad-hoc network of re-sellers and OEM’s but due to the runaway success of these niche printers, Imaje has appointed Maxa Technologies plc to the position of “prime re-seller” to continue to grow the products reputation, placement and act as the focal point for existing and future re-sellers and users.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- Until now, Imaje has been selling the Compact and Nova printer range via an ad-hoc network of re-sellers and OEM’s but due to the runaway success of these niche printers, Imaje has appointed Maxa Technologies plc to the position of “prime re-seller” to continue to grow the products reputation, placement and act as the focal point for existing and future re-sellers and users.

“This appointment of Maxa Technologies as our prime re-seller is of great importance as it comes at a time when our printer range is increasing” says Steve Ellison, Sales Manager of Imaje UK.

“Being seen as the default choice in challenging environments, especially in the WMS and logistic marketplaces Maxa Technologies is ideally placed to work with Imaje in expanding this success”, Ellison continues.

“Maxatec has a great deal of experience in the market and has a well-established infrastructure to support sales, marketing and technical support for Imaje products. Imaje are pleased to have Maxatec on board to continue to develop the UK marketplace alongside a company with such good customer focus! This partnership will greatly benefit every one who has committed to the Imaje printer range”, he concludes.

Maxatec is an ISO 9001-2000 certified, Value Added Supplier of printers, peripherals and services who offer high quality printers, backed with high quality service, repairs, support, training and customisation facilities. Maxatec also provides expertise in many areas including barcode label printing, RFID printing, portable/wireless printing - WiFi 802.11, IrDA, Blue tooth, receipt & ticket printing.

Imaje is a leading manufacturer of coding and marking solutions with over 32 subsidiaries and over 50 distributors worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of the New York-based Dover Group, Imaje philosophy is to provide a full spectrum of equipment and services that are as “transparent” as possible to manufacturing process by offering a wealth of expertise in the marking, labelling and coding industry including experience with the latest RFID technology to EPC standards.

Our goal is to build partnerships that provide its customers with reliable solutions that offer the best value in the market today.

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August 24, 2021

Apple Rubber Offers Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) Technology for High Quality Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Parts and Seals

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, has added Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) technology to its wide range of capabilities, enabling the company to deliver high quality silicone parts and seals with fast turnaround and competitive prices, depending on the complexity of the part. Silicone seals produced by Apple Rubber's LIM process provide consistency and cost-effectiveness for a wide variety of applications in industries from medical and electronics to automotive and appliances.

As a microprocessor-based, closed-loop system, the LIM process is highly repeatable from cycle to cycle and set-up to set-up. Apple Rubber's LIM presses provide the capability of monitoring SPC functions and producing printouts to further assure consistency and quality.

The LIM process minimizes raw material contamination by eliminating exposure to the environment. At the same time, Apple Rubber's silicone parts and seals are cost competitive due to savings associated with the LIM process. The process results in less scrap/material waste, and with the capability of fully automating the presses, it reduces labor costs. In addition, advanced molds and equipment maximize efficiency of the process.

Virtually any type of silicone part or seal is available from Apple Rubber, in a durometer range of 30-80 Shore A, including O-rings, gaskets, face seals, housing seals, and custom shapes. Apple Rubber's long-standing relationships with leading suppliers of silicone materials enable the company to tap supplier expertise and assure that customers have what they need, when they need it.

Apple Rubber can create and produce tooling for a wide range of O-rings sizes for fast response to prototype needs. Sophisticated equipment at AppleLab™, the company's full QC laboratory, allows Apple Rubber to offer both material and dimensional certification to meet customer requirements. Apple Rubber can provide standard and custom testing with full documentation.

For more information on Apple Rubber's silicone parts and seals produced with LIM technology, 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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EPA Recognizes For Atlanta Assembly Plant's Environmental Efforts

Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant is the first automotive OEM recognized by the EPA in its National Environmental Performance Track program for protecting the environment and public health.
Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant has committed to reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by more than 24 tons and water usage by nearly 14 million gallons.

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24 – The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday recognized Ford Motor Company’s Atlanta Assembly Plant for exceeding regulatory requirements, working closely with the community and excelling in protecting the environment and public health as part of the EPA’s Performance Track program.

According to EPA Regional Administrator James I. Palmer, JR., "The EPA is delighted that Ford has become a member of our national Performance Track Program. As Regional Administrator for the eight southeastern states in EPA Region 4, I am especially pleased that the Atlanta Assembly Plant was selected for this distinct recognition. This is a tremendous and exciting accomplishment, and I look forward to working with Ford to bring its other manufacturing and distribution facilities into the Performance Track Program."


Performance Track is a voluntary program designed to encourage pollution prevention at the source. Ford’s Atlanta Assembly Plant submitted its application in April 2005 and has committed to reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by more than 24 tons and water usage by nearly 14 million gallons. It is the first of Ford's facilities to join the program. Consideration will be given for additional plant participation.

“It is rewarding to have the Atlanta Assembly Plant's hard work and commitment to the environment recognized by the EPA. We are proud of the level of environmental awareness and responsibility shown by the men and women of Ford Motor Company,” said Sue Cischke, vice president Environmental and Safety Engineering.

According to the EPA, since the program's inception in June 2000, Performance Track membership has produced solid environmental results. To date, Performance Track members have collectively reduced their water use by 1.3 billion gallons and their generation of solid waste by nearly 600,000 tons. They have also increased their use of reused or recycled materials by nearly 77,000 tons, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 67,000 tons of carbon dioxide. You can read more about Performance Track at http://www.epa.gov/performancetrack/index.htm

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn , Mich. , manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With nearly 325,000 employees and 110 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln , Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Hertz. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com

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Infrared Heat Detectors Dramatically Reduce Risk of a Dust Explosion

Infrared hot body devices that detect heat, as opposed to light, locate and eliminate ignition sources that cause industrial dust explosions

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Five elements are necessary for a dust explosion: ignitable dust; suspension of the dust into a cloud (in sufficient concentration); confinement; oxidant (usually air); and ignition. Take any one of these away and there can be no dust explosion. That’s the concept behind the latest infrared heat detection equipment, which seeks to detect and remove hot bodies before they can contribute to a devastating event.

In every system there are high-risk zones where the possibility of dust explosions is relatively high. Ignition sources include sparks and embers, hot surfaces, and static electricity to name a few. Frequently, the sources of ignition occur within the production equipment, such as metal striking metal, heat generated in the process, friction, or even loss of ground.

High-risk equipment includes mills and grinders, ovens and dryers, rotating equipment bearings, dust collectors, storage bins and hoppers, or anywhere a high concentration of dust may accumulate.

In the past, many at-risk plants have utilized spark detectors to detect a visible flame or spark. However, these devices operate by detecting light – not heat - which poses several significant drawbacks.

Most importantly, the ignition temperature for many dust clouds is 500ºC or lower – the approximate temperature of a recently extinguished match. That's too low for spark detectors to pick up, since visible sparks and embers are not detectable at temperatures below 700ºC.

"By the time there is a visible flame the spark detector can see, the material would have already caught on fire," says David Cvetas, President of Cv Technology (dust explosion protection consulting and technology company.

Furthermore, spark detectors are very sensitive to any form of light in the facility, increasing the likelihood of false positives.

“If you get a light leak in a process line, a spark detector might detect it and then activate the suppression system,” notes Cvetas. “All of a sudden an alarm sounds, water starts spraying, and the process shuts down.”

As opposed to spark detectors that look for light, the latest breed of fire and dust explosion prevention systems seek heat sources. An examination of the Firefly product -distributed by Cv Technology - illustrates the mechanism.

The Firefly system reacts to temperatures as low as 250ºC - well below the almost 700º C threshold of traditional spark detectors. The detector measures both the number of glowing particles and the highest registered energy value.

The Firefly system can detect and neutralize ignition sources within 100-300 milliseconds. Water, the most common extinguishing agent, is sprayed under high pressure through full-cone nozzles throughout the extinguishing zone. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen extinguishing agents, when indicated, are regulated using high-speed actuators with closure times from 50-300 milliseconds. Mechanical diversion involves a switching valve that rapidly routes any abnormally hot material off the process conveyor into an isolated container. The process itself need not be stopped.

“The system detects a hot body before it can ignite any particles and, if necessary, takes fast action to remove it from the process product,” says Cvetas. “It is a terrific dust explosion prevention tool.”

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Alan Brayton Becomes President–Elect of Public Interest Law Firm

Alan R. Brayton of Brayton Purcell has been chosen as President-elect of the foundation that supports Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), a nonprofit national public interest law firm,

Novato, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- The law firm of Brayton Purcell is proud to announce that its founding and senior partner, Alan R. Brayton, has been chosen as President-elect of the foundation that supports Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ). TLPJ is a nonprofit national public interest law firm that marshals the skills and resources of trial lawyers to create a more just society. The organization works to protect people and the environment and challenges governmental, corporate and individual wrongdoing.

Mr. Brayton will seek election as the foundation’s President next July. He has served on the foundation's Board of Governors for many years and has previously served as secretary, treasurer and vice president of the foundation, all for one year terms.

With 28 years of legal experience, Mr. Brayton is recognized as one of the nation's leading attorneys representing injured individuals and their families in all types of personal injury, products liability and mass tort litigation. As one of the foremost attorneys representing victims of asbestos-related disease, he serves on several national creditor and trial lawyer commissions.

Mr. Brayton has been recognized by the Consumer Attorneys of California for his particular talents as a trial lawyer in the areas of products liability and professional negligence. He has successfully tried numerous million dollar cases involving victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos–related diseases, products liability, medical malpractice and personal injury, and has handled and argued cases involving a wide range of issues before the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal and in various Federal Courts. Under his leadership, Brayton Purcell has become one of the premier trial firms in the West.

Mr. Brayton is admitted to the California Bar (1977), the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Third Circuits, U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California and Hawaii and the Court of Military Appeals.

About Brayton Purcell
For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of asbestos litigation. For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit the firm web site at http://www.braytonlaw.com.

For information about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases, see the firm’s web sites, Mesothelioma Network, http://www.mesotheliomasite.com and Asbestos Network, http://www.asbestosnetwork.com.

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'HR Training Presentations,' a New and Improved Training Tool from Business & Legal Reports, Inc., Makes Human Resource Training in Microsoft PowerPoint® Easier

BLR's best-selling human resource training product on CD has just been improved for greater interactivity, usability, and customization.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 –- Consistently delivering relevant human resource training to supervisors and key workers is the only sure way to keep expensive lawsuits from happening in your organization. But until now the difficulty of finding the time to research and deliver effective HR training meetings has kept many managers from following that best practice. To make that training job easier, Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has totally redesigned its most popular human resource training product – HR Training Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint®.

HR Training Presentations, Version 2.0, features 25 complete, ready-to-go PowerPoint®training meetings on the key human resource topics most likely to cause lawsuits and DOL compliance problems. Sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, interviewing, and hiring meetings are provided in complete detail.

The new and improved version of this best-selling CD product features interactive exercises to involve trainees in the learning process. Another improvement is that it is now easy to customize the meetings with photos or text to make the training specific to any facility. HR Training Presentations also includes an easy to follow trainers guide, detailed PowerPoint slides, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.

HR learning experts have exhaustively reviewed BLR's new and improved product to insure easy comprehension by all audience levels and greater training effectiveness. A totally new, web-style interface makes the CD much easier to install and use.

Sample HR PowerPoint training meeting
BLR is offering free trials of this training product at its website, www.BLR.com.
As an introductory gift to HR managers, the firm offers a free download of a complete Performance Appraisal PowerPoint meeting at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS40

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

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

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TEC Helps Organizations with BPM Software Comparison and Selection

Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center, helping project managers, consultants and decision makers compare the most qualified BPM systems based on their own, unique priorities.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Software evaluation firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has created a business process management (BPM) evaluation center to help companies during the challenging process of selecting a BPM software solution.

Business process management (BPM) is defined as a set of activities which organizations can implement to optimize their business processes, or adapt them to new organizational needs. Organizations use BPM to improve the effectiveness of their core operations by coordinating interactions between systems, business processes, and human interaction. According to the BPM Standards Group, core BPM processes include financial and operational planning, consolidation and reporting, modeling, analysis, and monitoring of key performance indicators (KPI) tied to organizational strategy. (http://www.bpmstandardsgroup.org/resources.asp, 2004).

Research and analyst firms such as Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press) are forecasting that BPM will be one of the most important business drivers of the near future. TEC has tracked significant increases in customer demand for BPM selection projects, with numbers growing seven-fold since 2004. Over the next year, projections suggest that revenue in licensing for BPM will grow from $700.3 million (USD) in 2005 to $1,053.0 million (USD) through 2008.

“Because of the centralization of organizations and the acquisition and mergers of large enterprises, it will be extremely important for companies to have a horizontal, integrated business process that matches the current needs, including the government and regulatory compliance regulations”, according to Hans Mercx, BPM analyst at TEC (http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press).

For organizations seeking business process management (BPM) software, preparation is key.

Before companies approach vendors for a request for proposal (RFP), TEC suggests companies engage in an on-line comparison of the leading solutions under consideration, in order to save time, money, and staffing resources during the selection process.

The TEC BPM Evaluation Center (http://www.bpmevaluation.com/press) enables end users to match their requirements to the functionality provided by a variety of BPM solutions. Organizations can use the center to analyze vendors on approximately 600 criteria covering BPM functionality. Vendors presenting solutions for comparison include BISIL, Chordiant Software, CommerceQuest, Datum International Limited, DynaFlow Modeling and Workflow Solutions, Fuego, HandySoft, Ingenuus Software, Insession Technologies, Metastorm, TIBCO Software, Ultimus, Vision Software, and Whitehill Technologies. The TEC BPM Evaluation Center (http://www.bpmevaluation.com/press) covers a broad range of features from process modeling, workflow engine, design and notification, event triggers, escalation options, business rules and controls to security management and process collaboration. Monitoring and analytics are also included in the RFI.

Research by The Standish Group shows that 52.7 percent of IT projects cost 189 percent of the original estimates. This represents $75 billion (USD) yearly that is spent on failed IT projects in the United States alone (2005). Organizations are losing billions of dollars each year because they select the wrong hardware, middleware, and software, as a result of inadequate vendor information and evaluation processes. Such losses are increasingly apparent within price-sensitive, small and medium enterprises, which require accurate IT information to be collected quickly and cost-effectively during software evaluation processes.

According to TEC, selections for BPM, ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to accomplish what customers want, because customers did not begin their selection processes with a good understanding of their requirements. TEC believes that problems arise when customers do not prepare a proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their short listed vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements analysis will ease customers' selection burdens.

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)

Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) is a leading on-line source for impartial technology and consulting evaluations. TEC has been aiding software selection since 1993 to reduce the cost, risk, and time associated with software selection. It has twenty-two on-line technology evaluation centers, ranging from ERP, CRM, SCM, to business intelligence, that contain thousands of detailed criteria on over 500 technology solutions. TEC receives over 1.5 million unique visitors per month to its sites and millions of page views per month are generated by a global audience of senior c-level and VP executives, technology and functional managers, consultants, and IT professionals.
For more information, see the company's web site http://www.technologyevaluation.com/press.

About the Business Process Management Software Evaluation Center

The Business Process Management Software (BPM) Evaluation Center (http://www.bpmevaluation.com/press) is a new on-line decision support system featuring research on some of the more well-known firms in BPM. The knowledge base consists of more then 600 criteria for analyzing business process management solutions firms. For more information, see the web site at http://www.bpmevaluation.com/press.

Contact:

Lynne Brash, Coordinator, Media Relations
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC),
740 St. Maurice, 4th floor,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3C 1L5

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Skamper Industries Winner of Lowcountry Innovators of the Year Award

Skamper Industries, manufacturer of Skamper-Ramp®, a patented water rescue device for pets and critters, was selected by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as one of only 10 winners in the first annual Lowcountry Innovators of the Year awards.

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Skamper Industries, manufacturer of Skamper-Ramp®, a patented water rescue device for pets and critters, was selected by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as one of only 10 winners in the first annual Lowcountry Innovators of the Year awards.

The competition, which included over 50 entries, was designed to recognize those companies and individuals who had created a product or service that not only fulfilled a need, but had a positive effect on their industry, business or the community at-large.

Competitors were judged on 4 sets of criteria by industry leaders and rated on a scale of 1-10: Originality—uniqueness of the innovation, Power—impact of the product or service to the industry or community, Challenge—difficulties overcome in bringing the product or service to market, and Value—what the innovation has brought in terms of revenue, savings, or benefit to quality of life. The 10 companies with the highest total score were the winners.

Skamper-Ramp is for animals up to 45 pounds and Skamper-Ramp Big Dog™ is recommended for larger animals and for use with many boats or docks. The lightweight, box-corrugated polypropylene ramp is easy to assemble, lightweight and highly durable.

Skamper Industries sells Skamper-Ramp through retailers and catalogues in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Nigeria and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The company is a member of the APPMA (American Pet Products Manufactures Association) and an IPG (Independent Pool Group-Canada) associate. Skamper-Ramp is endorsed by veterinarians across the United States and a large number of SPCA organizations.

Skamper Industries is a locally-owned and operated company in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Skamper-Ramp is made entirely in the USA, with much of its order fulfillment handled by the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center. The company is dedicated to the health and well-being of all pets and animals.

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Avoid Costly Fines for Environmental Non-Compliance

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was formed to protect public health, safety and the environment from chemical hazards.

EPCRA covers more than 650 toxic chemicals and chemical categories within numerous business sectors, including most manufacturing industries. Since this system was designed to protect the community, organizations that do not follow the reporting requirements can be penalized up to $27,500 per violation, per day. In 2000 and 2001, the EPA’s data indicates that over 600 facilities, collectively, accounted for the late reporting of more than a billion pounds of toxic chemicals. In fiscal years 2002 through 2003, one EPA region settled over 60 late reporter cases for penalties totaling more than $500,000. To implement this act, a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) was put into place in every state.

Under EPCRA, many companies are required to send annual reports to the EPA and SERC detailing their chemical inventories for the previous year. To understand the numerous complex components under EPCRA, attend Georgia Tech Research Institute’s upcoming course on Managing Environmental Compliance, October 12-14, 2005 at the Global Learning and Conference Center on Georgia Tech’s campus in Atlanta, GA.

Sign up today and help your company avoid costly fines for non-compliance, network with other professionals involved in environmental compliance and keep up-to-date on new and changing environmental regulations. Call 404-385-3500 to register or visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu (keyword search: EST 6000).

Attendants for this course will earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and AIA, HSW Learning Units. This course can also be used for elective credits for Georgia Tech’s Hazmat or OSH Training Certificate Program.

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Our approximately 1,200 employees perform or support more than $100 million in research yearly for more than 200 clients in industry and government. To learn more about GTRI, visit http://www.gtri.gatech.edu.

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Speedline Technologies Reports Highest Bookings Since 2000; Backlog Up 68% Over Previous Quarter -- New Product Introductions and Process Expertise Support Surge

Speedline Technologies, Inc., today reported that its bookings during the second quarter of 2005 rose 44% over the first quarter and in July reached their highest level since 2000. At the end of July, the backlog had climbed 68% versus the end of the first quarter.

FRANKLIN, MA (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Speedline Technologies, Inc., today reported that its bookings during the second quarter of 2005 rose 44% over the first quarter and in July reached their highest level since 2000. At the end of July, the backlog had climbed 68% versus the end of the first quarter.

“We’ve witnessed a major upturn in business since April as large customers increased capital equipment spending to respond to growth in the consumer electronics and automotive industries,” said Pierre de Villemejane, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Speedline Technologies. “The market has enthusiastically responded to the introductions of our new MPM AccelaTM printer and Camalot XyflexPro® + dispenser with strong order rates.”

In addition, de Villemejane said the trend toward lead-free manufacturing drove healthy global demand for new capital equipment. “Our process expertise in lead-free technology helped support higher bookings for our wave soldering and reflow oven products,” he said.

On a geographic basis, Speedline’s CEO said European bookings surged at the end of the second quarter, after a slow first half. Hungary, Turkey, and Russia remain bright spots as investment continues in those countries’ electronics manufacturing sectors. Germany also showed continuing strength.

“The Americas have been strong since the first quarter, with Brazil making a major rebound and Mexico improving,” he said. “Asia was sluggish in the first quarter, but bookings were strong throughout the second quarter with China leading the way.”

Speedline’s CEO credited the market’s strong acceptance of the Accela printer and XyflexPro+ dispenser to the company’s leadership in process and applications knowledge.

“The Accela printer already has been accepted on Approved Vendor Lists at many worldwide OEMs and contract manufacturers,” de Villemejane said. “We shipped the first Accela systems in the second quarter and are booking new orders at significant levels. We’re also seeing brisk initial order rates for the XyflexPro+ dispenser. These two products will have a substantial impact on results through the remainder of the year,” he said.

De Villemejane reported that Electrovert wave soldering sales were bolstered by winning major competitive evaluations. “We secured preferred supplier status for these products at many of the top global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers,” he said.

The company said sales also were strengthened by the results of a marketing agreement with Tamura FA that introduced Speedline’s popular AccuFlexTM printer into the Japanese market.

Speedline’s CEO predicted Speedline’s strong performance will continue through the end of the year. “We will see seasonal strength in the third quarter when bookings tend to peak,” he said. “But with the lead-free manufacturing trend expanding, and our exciting stream of new products entering the market, we anticipate robust performance through the end of the year.”

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 Technologies is Frost & Sullivan’s “2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year.” For more information, visit: http://www.speedlinetech.com or contact Speedline at:
• Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots.
• USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;
• Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299, E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots;

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Why Wet End Industrial Filtration in Paper Mills is Important

Many additives are used in the wet end of a paper mill. These materials are received, stored, and metered into the stock to impart a particular attribute or chemical state. Filters are used to remove particles that can detrimentally affect the quality of the paper or paperboard by creating defects or equipment variability that affects the paper's uniformity. Machines control the addition of additives, and they are not able to compensate if debris passes or if plugging occurs.

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Any oversized, undissolved solids in an additive stream have the potential to interrupt equipment operation or create dry end defects. Unfortunately, many opportunities exist for solids to be picked up or formed as additives are transported, mixed, or diluted. Consequently, wet end additive filtration can help minimize process variability.

Where filters are used in the wet end depends on the original engineering of the paper machine and is modified as the process and products change over time. Filters are added when particles affect the delivery of the additive or the quality of the end product. Flow rate, media type, particle retention, and the characteristics of the additive and its debris will dictate the type of filter most appropriate for additive filtration.

Continuous multiple tube filters or multiple bag filters are often recommended in the receiving area due to higher flow rates. However, the flow rates are relatively low at an additive point of use. Mechanically cleaned-in-place filters can, therefore, be used as an additive's point of use since they can maintain a low differential pressure and also prevent contamination extrusion through the media.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
It is important to keep the differential pressure low for retention aids, to prevent gel-like contaminants from squeezing through the screen. Mechanically clean-in-place filters clean the filter media before any pressure buildup occurs.

Coarse residue in pigment slurries can result from contamination during transport and storage, from contaminants in makeup water, from inadequate make-down of clay agglomerates, aggregation of clay particles resulting from phosphate degradation and from coarse accessory material not removed during processing.

Filtration helps control in two ways. First, variability is prevented in starch make-down and converting equipment. In steam converted starch operations, filters prevent clogging of steam chamber orifices. Second, proper concentration is maintained by preventing orifice plugging downstream. If an orifice becomes plugged and concentration decreases, off-quality paper will result.

Precipitated calcium carbonate is filtered as it is received from the satellite plant and again just prior to use. Depending on the solids content, it can be critical to keep the slurry moving through the piping system due to the potential for settling.

WHERE TO FILTER
The most common place for an additive filter to be located is just before the additive is used on the paper machine. This is the last opportunity to catch unwanted particles. For many additives, this location is after the pint where dilution water is added.

Normally, the higher the dry solids and the higher the viscosity, the more filter surface area is used. As liquids are diluted, the solids drop and thicker liquids become thinner; so less surface area and a smaller filter are required. At the same particle retention or mesh size, the diluted form of an additive will use a less expensive filter. The dilute form can also filter finer, and less expensively, than the thicker form at the same filtration cost.

In some instances, filtering before the additive is diluted may be the preferred strategy. The best time to remove a particle is when the flow rates are the lowest and the particle size is at its largest. Filtering after dilution may be too late. After pumping, mixing, and storage, particles are made smaller and become more difficult to remove. After dilution, flow rates are also higher, which usually requires a larger filter system.

WHITE WATER DILUTION
If the water source used for diluting additives is clarified white water, then it is necessary to ensure that the filter system can handle the fiber content of the water. Fiber containing additives requires special handling and may restrict the filtrate quality by limiting how fine the additives can be filtered.

By controlling the wet end, a papermaker also determines product quality at the dry end and controls the overall productivity of the process. Wet end filtration removes oversized particles and debris from a variety of additive. This allows manufacturers to minimize equipment plugging and improve the overall product quality.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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Electronic Power Conditioner Combats Blue Screens, System Freezes and Logic Errors

Electronic power conditioners provide “computer grade” power to network equipment

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- When network or IT personnel think of preventing data loss due to power supply problems, they typically consider an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) or a surge suppressor. Recent studies by Bell Laboratories, however, indicate that less that 4 percent of power-related problems would be addressed by such devices. Thus even networks and computer systems that are well protected by UPS and surge protectors are at serious risk.

“Power problems caused by small surges, spikes and sags in the electricity supply can wreak havoc on computer or networking equipment,” says Bahram Mechanic, CEO of SmartPower Systems (www.smartpowersystems.com), a maker of power conditioning equipment. “Servers, workstations and networking gear are best protected by using transformer-based filters. Whereas old style power conditioners were large and expensive, a new breed of inexpensive electronic power conditioner is being deployed today in the computer room.”

Two major studies of power quality have been completed in recent years. The first one, by Bell Labs, found the following areas accounted for most power-related issues:
· Blackouts – 1.4%
· Surges higher than 200 volts – 2.4%
· Sags – 14%
· Surges less than 200 volts – 82.2%.

These results are confirmed by a similar study performed by IBM, which found:
· Blackouts – 0.5%
· Surges higher than 200 volts – 2%
· Sags – 10%
· Surges less than 200 volts – 87.5%

As the two studies demonstrate, blackouts and large surges account for less than 5 percent of all power problems. The other 80 to 90 percent of all surges under 200 volts are usually not disastrous, but generate all kinds of mischief, consume end user time, result in data loss and generate a torrent of help desk traffic.

Protection Options

Surge Protectors
Surge suppressors or surge protectors are relatively inexpensive and offer excellent protection against catastrophic high-voltage spikes. However, they fail to handle the relatively small over and under-voltages that occur.

UPS
UPS is a backup power supply used when the main electrical feed has failed or drops to an unacceptable voltage level. UPS should clearly be part of any power protection strategy. However, blackouts comprise only one percent of power quality situations.

Isolation Transformers
Isolation transformers (line conditioners) have gained popularity recently. These devices filter out high and low voltage spikes. Unfortunately, they are heavier and more expensive (approximately $1000 per unit with adequate server protection) than modern alternatives.

Transformer-Based Filtering (ElectronicPower Conditioner)
Recent technological advancements in power conditioning have yielded devices that provide “computer grade” power at the same price as surge protectors and a fraction of the price and size of isolation transformers. Known as transformer based filtering (TBF) devices, the latest circuits include transistors, thyristors, capacitors, and relays in tandem with a small transformer.

TBF power conditioner units provide basic protection against massive spikes up to 6000 volts as well as small spikes and surges. In addition, they constantly monitor the line power. If voltage goes too high for more than 5 cycles (80 milliseconds), the TBF power conditioner cuts the power to prevent damage.

SmartPower Systems (www.smartpowersystems.com) offers a wide range of UPS with TBF products. For those with UPS already, a TBF power conditioner (model Smart Cord) can be added inexpensively.

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Electric Thermal Storage Heating System Cools Utility Costs

Just in time for winter, Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) for commercial and industrial users frees thousands of dollars in heating costs for better use elsewhere

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Most commercial and industrial customers are billed for electric power in two components: energy use and their electric demand. Energy is billed by kWh usage and demand is billed by kW. The kW demand component of their bill can represent approximately 55% or more of their overall cost, and this is where Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) heating system can have a major impact.

The only ETS heating system designed for industrial and commercial heating applications in North America, the Steffes ThermElect (http://www.steffes.com) system is a central forced-air electric furnace. During demand-free off-peak hours, the ETS heating system automatically converts electricity into heat and stores that heat in specially designed high-density ceramic brick core. The core is capable of storing heat up to 1,650 F, which gives it a volumetric advantage of 12 to 1 over water boilers. The ETS heating system has enough storage capacity to provide industrial and commercial heating comfort 24 hours a day, while allowing the user to utilize low cost demand-free off-peak electric rates, freeing thousands of dollars of utility costs for better use elsewhere.

Based on Steffes’ expertise, a conservative estimate of demand cost savings of shifting 80kW of peak load during 8 AM to 10 PM weekdays for one winter might look like this:

Month Shifted Load
October 30kW
November 55kW
December 80kW
January 80kW
February 55kW
March 30kW
April 15kW
Total 345kW

Applying the current rates and TOD incentives of Xcel (Public Service of Colorado) to this example would yield a demand shift savings of $4,330 for the seven-month period. In some cases, accounts are billed each month based on their annual peak, as in Quebec. If a facility has a peak of 100 kW for example, and they get billed $10/kW, they would get billed $1,000 each month until next year’s measurement. In that case, 80KW are shifted and savings is 80kW’s worth of billing for each month. There are an innumerable rate structures, some could be better than the Colorado example.

The ThermElect (http://www.steffes.com) electric furnace has a programmable, microprocessor-based control system that provides customers with flexible, customized control over heating settings, as well as self-diagnostics. The latter is important to keeping the heating system virtually maintenance free. Each unit also includes built-in sensing devices and a receiver for wireless communications of information such as utility peak control signals, outdoor temperature, room temperature setbacks and automatic brick core charge control.

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Dean Schmidt Joins TR Cutler, Inc. to Coordinate Manufacturing Media Blitz

Manufacturing Media Blitz Coordinated by Dean Schmidt for TR Cutler, Inc.

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- TR Cutler, Inc.,(www.trcutlerinc.com), based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is the only PR firm specializing in public relations for manufacturers. In the August 5th issue of IndustrialLeaders.com, Cutler discusses trends in Manufacturing PR and the development of the Manufacturing Media Blitz™ that consists of a 90-day campaign to drive traffic to a client's website and increase product and company awareness.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, President of the company, “This program will allow manufacturers to tip toe into PR and see measurable results. Any manufacturer with a lean manufacturing or Six Sigma orientation knows if you can’t measure it….it doesn’t exist.”

IndustrialLeaders.com has quickly become one of the leading Manufacturing Marketing Resources in North America. Cutler became a contributing editor for the online monthly resource in March 2005. The feature article can be located at www.trcutlerinc.com or at http://www.industrialleaders.com/articles05/08news01.html.

Cutler’s team includes Dean Schmidt the new Vice President of the TR Cutler, Inc., PR Advantage Affinity Program and will work with manufacturers and manufacturing associations to determine what is newsworthy and merits media coverage. Schmidt brings operations expertise to the team and will establish measurable impacts and metrics for manufacturing clients.

Cutler noted that all short-term Manufacturing Media Blitz assignments have converted to long-term clients once they can see the measurable impacts of the program.

Contact TR Cutler at 888-902-0300 or visit www.trcutlerinc.com.

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August 23, 2021

Easy Sourcing of Packaging Supplies and Services

A new format of an industrial directory is published by Manufacturers Directory with keyword direct navigation.

Some of these directories include quite a few directories for the packaging industry such as crating, and export packing   Other packaging products directories are for foam packaging at die cut foam, foam fabricators, and laminated foam

Other packaging items are ziplock bags and several directories related to protective packaging products such as
tube end caps and pipe caps

These packaging product directories are part of the large number of other keyword industrial product directories. These directories are all designed for easy navigation and particulary to serve the "natural type in" Keyword traffic of highly targeted industrial buyers searching for products including packaging materials. This helps industrial manufacturers and suppliers receive leads of Targeted Buyers who are seriously searching for their products. And it makes it much easier for serious buyers to find a selection of manufacturers and suppliers on a single webpage who offer the product or service that is specific to what the Buyer needs.

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Personalized Pens Manufacturer Expands, Adding 400 New Products

Consumers can easily find and purchase personalized pens now that Vendo Direct, Inc., a company specializing in personalized pens and promotional materials, has improved their website with added features and more products.

(PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- Consumers can easily find and purchase personalized pens now that Vendo Direct, Inc., a company specializing in personalized pens and promotional materials, has improved their website with added features and more products. Because of strategic alliances, Vendo Direct has been able to update their website with increased usability, as well as improve their product selection and production capabilities.

The website’s improvement makes it easier for consumers to find personalized pens and other personalized promotional products. Vendo Direct added 400 new products to the website’s inventory, substantially expanding the existing inventory. Also added in the website is a new section of name brand personalized pens and a selection of items with free 24-hour turnaround service. Vendo Direct’s unprecedented level of success has allowed them to expand their business.

“We are at a level in our industry where we can provide an unsurpassed level of service to our large institutional clients through custom sourcing and overseas manufacturing,” said Andrew Frankel, president of Vendo Direct. “More specifically, we can print and manufacture virtually any promotional item overseas, have them packed overseas, and then shipped to any location in the world.”

Vendo Direct’s product offering of personalized pens include laser engraved pens, soft grip pens, executive pens, and unique promotional pens. They now also feature 24K gold-plated personalized pens. Vendo Direct believes promotional products and personalized pens are an effective way for businesses to promote themselves.

Visit www.VendoDirect.com to:
* Purchase personalized pens
* Find more information
* Check out new products
* Get free 24 hour service on select products

About Vendo Direct
Vendo Direct, Inc., a company specializing in personalized pens and promotional materials, has been specializing in personalized pens for over 47 years. They have helped thousands of clients fulfill their need for high quality promotional materials. Vendo Direct is one of the last manufacturers of American-made custom pens and as such, they have the largest inventory available. They are headquartered in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

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Device Couplers: An Essential Link for Maximizing Fieldbus Installations

Specifying the correct FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA device couplers can spell the difference between quick up-time and low maintenance, versus delayed start-up and downtime

(PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS are certainly popular, with installations in more than two-dozen countries. Yet, for all its operational advantages, it can also prove tricky to install. Without the correct connections, anticipated ROI can be wiped out as technical complications can delay setting up a plant and take a long time to recoup in operational savings.

For this reason, second generation device couplers have recently gained attention as an essential link that can make or break a new installation. In response, engineers and process control vendors are increasingly specifying device couplers that incorporate features such as auto termination, short circuit protection, and visual circuit checking as a means to ensure new installations proceed as planned.

"Having the right devices in the field is really important, as this can directly affect a business financially," says Chris Peters, an automation consultant with Logical Innovations, a leading DCS systems integrator. "If you have device couplers with features that enable you to start quickly, you're in much better shape."

As the vital link between devices, such as temperature and pressure transmitters, and the process control system, device couplers must excel at routing sensor inputs onto the bus toward the control head-end, and then routing commands back to the proper control devices.

In general, a second generation fieldbus device coupler reduces the design efforts of DCS systems integrators and the wiring workload for field installers by enabling fast and easy connection and disconnection of devices. Beyond that, the individual features of the unit can make a significant difference.

"Some of these features help you diagnose problems," notes Peters. "Other important attributes include auto-termination and short circuit protection. I like the MooreHawke device couplers because they have all of this."

Offered by Moore Industries-International (www.miinet.com), MooreHawke device couplers are complete packages based on IP66 field enclosures complete with cable glands to suit field wiring. The company's TRUNKGUARDTM units provide "second generation" attributes for 4, 8, 10, or 20 FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 or PROFIBUS PA devices.

For example, the TRUNKGUARD employs unique "end-of-line" sensing circuits that provide fully automatic segment termination to assure that local parts of a segment will continue to function if remote parts are accidentally disconnected.

"The auto-terminator feature is the biggest thing that helps in start-up." notes Peters. "In most fieldbus installations it seems like you always have termination issues. You can spend 2-3 days troubleshooting a segment. But if you use the MooreHawke couplers that have the auto-terminator function, then you don't have to worry about termination."

Another benefit of the TRUNKGUARD is circuit protection.

While older generation device couplers employ "current-limiting" when a short occurs on the spur between the device and the coupler, the usual "lock-in" load is 60 mA, and no less. The danger of locking in this much current is the risk of causing other devices to receive insufficient current. Instead, the TRUNKGUARD utilizes a fold-back technique which locks in a 2 mA load¾just enough to turn on an LED light¾and then removes the device from the segment. Once the short is removed, the device coupler automatically resets the device on the network.

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Manufacturing PR Advantage Drives Revenue to Manufacturing Associations

New Revenue producer drives Manufacturing PR Advantage to Manufacturing Associations

(PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- Ranked as the nation’s leading manufacturing public relations firm, TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, launched a new PR program providing the trademarked intensive Manufacturing PR Media Blitz’ program to members of manufacturing associations.

According to Cutler, “Manufacturing associations have been seeking ways to drive additional revenue streams. Over the past few years membership revenue has decreased and service revenue has been one of the few ways in which these associations have been able to survive. Due to the leadership role that TR Cutler, Inc. has in the manufacturing public relations arena, we have decided to introduce a program that will allow manufacturing associations to offer their members deeply discounted PR services starting in September 2005. There will be no cost for the manufacturing associations to participate in the program.”

According to Dean Schmidt, Vice President of the new division, “Manufacturing associations that become early adopters of this Manufacturing PR Advantage™ program permanently receive the highest rebate level from TR Cutler, Inc. The aggressive manufacturing associations should expect to generate $100,000 annually in revenue from the rebate incentive program.” Schmidt expects more than 200 manufacturing associations to participate in the program by the end of 2006, serving more than 4000 manufacturers throughout North America. Schmidt brings more than a decade of expertise with insurance organizations and operations management.

TR Cutler
954-486-7562
www.trcutlerinc.com

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August 22, 2021

Downer & Company Advises Main Street Resources

Boston, MA – August 22, 2021 – Downer & Company, LLC, an international investment banking firm specializing in middle-market cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, is pleased to announce that Main Street Resources has sold Vertex Fasteners to Waltham, MA-based private equity firm, Watermill Ventures, Ltd. Downer & Company acted as sole advisor to Main Street Resources and Vertex Fasteners on this transaction. The terms of the transaction were not announced.

Headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, Vertex Fasteners is a leading North American master distributor of corrosion resistant and metric fasteners. Its extensive product offerings include over 12,000 unique nuts, screws, bolts, washers and rivets. These products are sourced worldwide and sold to over 2,000 companies through 10 distribution centers across the United States. Vertex Fasteners, led by CEO David Hirsch, partnered with Main Street Resources, a CT-based private equity group, in 2002. Together, the two firms pursued an aggressive growth strategy centered around the successful acquisition and integration of West-Spec, a CA-based master distributor of fastener products.

"This mandate was essentially an exercise in finding the right partner to work with Vertex management to achieve the next phase of their growth strategy," said Paul Colone, Vice President with Downer & Company. "Watermill Ventures’ skills and experience enabled them to differentiate themselves in the process and successfully create a partnership with management."

"The management team at Vertex was the absolute key to this process," said Gregory Fanikos, Associate with Downer & Company. "Their professionalism and dedication allowed them to effectively balance this process with driving the business forward and ultimately resulted in a positive outcome for all the parties involved."

About Downer & Company
Since its inception in 1975, Downer & Company, LLC, has gained distinction as a leading middle-market M&A; firm focused on the execution of acquisition and divestiture mandates for international and domestic corporations and private equity firms. Downer & Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices in Paris, Dublin, Frankfurt and Sydney. Downer & Company received an award for transacting the “International Cross-Border Deal of 2004” and was recognized as the top Investment Banking Firm of 2003. Downer & Company's corporate headquarters are located at 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. For further information, visit www.downer.com

Contact:
Paul Colone
Vice President, Downer & Company
617-482-6200
[email protected]

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I/Gear Releases New Product Features

Integrated Manufacturing leader expands software functionality by interfacing with dominant manufacturing hardware and software companies like Allen Bradley, Cognex, and Oracle.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 22, 2021 -- I/Gear incorporated, a world leader in manufacturing solutions is pleased to announce the release of new product features to enhance I/Gear DTU's ability to communicate with an ever growing number of manufacturing technologies. These enhancements are in the form of new DataLinks that natively interface with technologies such as Allen Bradley Contrologix machine controllers, Cognex image sensors, Oracle databases, and all Modbus/TCP compliant devices. These new features are designed to optimize the deployment of I/Gear solutions that provide dynamic scheduling, zero-defect error proofing, and manufacturing intelligence among others.

I/Gear DTU is an integration platform that enables the movement of data between dissimilar manufacturing systems. DataLinks are the essential connections within DTU that translate various languages and protocols of a given technology. The ability to exchange data between technologies is an essential foundation of solutions and processes that affect manufacturing quality and throughput.

"I/Gear is involved in an ongoing effort to incorporate new technologies, systems, and protocols as they emerge as dominant players in Integrated Manufacturing solutions," said Don Korfhage, president of I/Gear, Inc. "Our latest release of enhancements is an example of our commitment to focus on the most fundamental requirement of any successful Integrated Manufacturing solution -- the reliable movement of data between dissimilar technologies."

The new DataLinks are available for download via I/Gear's website at www.igearonline.com, and include:

Modbus DataLink: Allows for optimized data exchange between Modbus/TCP-compliant devices
Allen Bradley DataLink (BETA): Allows for optimized data exchange with AB Contrologix PLCs.
Cognex DataLink: Allows for bi-directional communications with Cognex In-Sight series image sensors.
Oracle DataLink: Allows easy access to data stored in Oracle databases, and has complete and secure data management capabilities through formulated queries, stored procedures, and custom SQL statements.

About I/Gear DTU
I/Gear DTU is an integration platform that seamlessly interfaces with plant floor technologies such as PLCs, databases, spreadsheets, ERP systems, marquees, email servers, pagers, RFID and barcode scanners, HMIs, and many other serial, Ethernet, OLEDB, ODBC and OPC compliant devices and systems.

About I/Gear, Inc.
Louisville, KY based I/Gear, Inc. produces software to meet varying customer needs with a common approach to connectivity, data transport, and data presentation. I/Gear products enable the deployment of various manufacturing solutions to include dynamic scheduling, build-to-broadcast, zero-defect error proofing, paging and notification, traceability and genealogy, and manufacturing intelligence, each based on reliable, real-time movement of data. I/Gear, Inc. is privately held.

For more information, contact:
Don Korfhage
I/Gear Corporation
(502) 423-0999 ext. 105
Fax: (502) 423-8252
Don.Korfhage @ igearonline.com
www.igearonline.com

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Mylarballoonfactory.com Attracts the Attention of Retail Giants With a Simple Idea that Increases Sales

Retail giants, Kmart, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Nordstrom and Verizon Wireless have recently purchased foil(mylar) balloons from the Mylarballoonfactory.com to attract customers already in their stores to the 'sale' or 'clearance areas.'

(PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- Retail giants, Kmart, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Nordstrom and Verizon Wireless have recently purchased foil(mylar) balloons from the Mylarballoonfactory.com to attract customers already in their stores to the "sale" or "clearance areas."

So what is fueling the need for these balloons? Why do these retailers continue to re-order balloons to decorate their show rooms? "It is the festive look they give to the sales floor," says Peter Gonsalves, Verizon Wireless salesman in New York. "As a rule, every store in the region including kiosks, must decorate the sales floor with balloons every morning prior to opening it gives the store a "promotional attraction."

Balloons draw customers who are already in their stores to the "Hot Spots" as retailer's call them. These "Hot Spots" are areas in the store that are designated for liquidation of seasonal merchandise, sale and advertised items. "Balloons make people feel good and it designates an area where they will get a better deal within the store," says Linda Evans, operations manager for Kmart in Pennsylvania.

"The foil (mylar) balloons are 18 inches in diameter and come in heart, circle, or star shapes with 42 different solid colors available" explains Gerard Palomba National Sales manager for the Mylarballoonfactory.com. "We have recently produced a "Sale" balloon which really liven things up, I am really excited about this new merchandising craze, and retailers all over the country are increasing sales by using this simple idea, A Balloon."

Retailers are gearing up to get their share of the busiest shopping season of the year, which is around the corner. This new in-store decorating craze could not come a better time. A unique look. A fun and attractive atmosphere, whatever it takes to get the consumer shopping their stores to bring up year over year profits.

And perhaps, the most important statistic is customer satisfaction. A whopping 90% of mylarballoonfactory.com customers re-order.

About Mylarballoonfactory.com:
Mylarballoonfactory.com carries the highest quality sales, promotional latex and mylar balloons, balloon weights, curling ribbon, get well, birthday, love and Valentine's Day balloons at wholesale prices. Quantity discounts available.
Contact Gerard Palomba at 718-938-9779. Or visit us on the web at http://www.mylarballoonfactory.com

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Force Gauge and Torque Gauge Designer & Manufacturer Announces Appointment of New Managing Director

John Page has been appointed as managing director of Mecmesin Limited. Mecmesin is the specialist designer/manufacturer of force and torque gauges, and other tension, compression and torque testing instruments and systems, for quality control testing in manufacturing industry.

(PRWEB) August 22, 2021 -- Mecmesin Limited, Europe's largest designer and manufacturer of force gauges has appointed John Page as Managing Director.

Since joining Mecmesin in 1988 John has held a number of key roles within the company including: Application Engineering Manager, UK Sales Director, and Business Development Director. It was during his time in application engineering that Mecmesin established an enviable reputation, not just as a leading manufacturer of force gauges and torque gauges for quality control testing of manufactured products, components and materials, but as a provider of turnkey system solutions designed to meet the specific measurement requirements of particular customers.

John comments that, "Following my involvement with the development of the new instruments and systems which we have been releasing, and shall be continuing to release throughout the year, I find this an extremely exciting time to be taking over. I am also looking forward to meeting the new challenges which lie ahead, as we consolidate our position in our established markets, and build our reputation within those new markets which our new product ranges now enable us to enter."

John takes over from Terry Curran who retired on 19th August.

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Lead-Free Wave Soldering is Focus of Free Web Seminar, Sept. 15, from Speedline Technologies

SMT manufacturers face many misconceptions about the equipment requirements for lead-free wave soldering as they struggle to answer the question: “Is our wave soldering process ready for the transition to lead-free materials?”

Franklin, Mass. (PRWEB) August 22, 2021 -- SMT manufacturers face many misconceptions about the equipment requirements for lead-free wave soldering as they struggle to answer the question: “Is our wave soldering process ready for the transition to lead-free materials?”

To help, SMT manufacturing experts from Speedline Technologies will address the issues involved in a free, live, Web seminar, titled “Lead-Free Wave Soldering,” on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to Noon, U.S. Eastern time. Topics for the seminar include:
* Wave solder equipment configurations
* Flux chemistries and solder alloys
* Material/Equipment interaction
* Defect reduction

A Questions & Answers discussion will be included.

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

Future free, live Web seminars – all scheduled at 11 AM to Noon, U.S. E.T. – include:
* Thurs., Oct. 20: Lead-Free Reflow Soldering
* Thurs., Nov. 17: Tin Whiskers
* Thurs., Dec. 15: Fine Pitch Printing

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

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ETO Institute Celebrates the Start of Year 3

Year 3 for ETO Institute.

(PRWEB) August 22, 2021 -- A big problem for engineer-to-order (ETO) companies is that they have many unique requirements that make traditional ERP systems unsuitable. The engineer-to-order market is relatively small and the companies themselves also tend to be small. The result is that the larger ERP software companies are more focused on the needs of the larger and more numerous repetitive manufacturers.

In the manufacturing software industry the terms are clearly recognizable. The differences between make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order are clearly understood.

These distinctions are not so clear for those in manufacturing evaluating software systems for the first time. There is often a mismatch in how they describe their business. Companies may describe themselves as job shops or even make-to-order when they are really engineer-to-order.

Software vendors do not help the situation. Many vendors don’t want to eliminate themselves from opportunities so they cast their net as wide as possible. They claim to support a multitude of manufacturing styles when on closer examination they are best suited to one.

The term engineer-to-order (ETO) denotes a style of manufacturing rather than a specific industry segment. Other synonymous terms are “project-based” or “custom” manufacturers. ETO companies typically have distinct characteristics about the way they conduct business that differentiate them from discrete or repetitive manufacturers.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires a unique set of item numbers, bills of material, and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months or even years. Unlike standard products, the customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Engineering changes are a way of life. Material is purchased not for inventory but for a specific project. All actual costs are allocated to a project and tracked against the original estimate. Once complete, the product is typically installed at the customer’s site. In most cases, aftermarket services continue throughout the life of the product.”

The ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) is an independent organization committed to helping North American engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers compete more effectively in an increasingly competitive global environment. Our resources section provides a list of articles and white papers focused on manufacturing and, in particular, engineer-to-order. The bulletin board provides a forum for organizations to share ideas and information and to discuss challenges and business issues.


Thomas R. Cutler
e-mail protected from spam bots
www.etoinstitute.org
954-486-7562

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August 21, 2021

Filter Seal® from Apple Rubber Seals and Filters in one Part

Apple Rubber Products offers Filter Seal®, a custom designed combination of elastomer and fabric that operates as both a seal and a filter in one device. Apple Rubber pioneered the Filter Seal� more than a decade ago and since then has produced more than 10 million parts for numerous applications from various industries.

Filter Seal is designed to meet the unique specifications of an application with a variety of elastomers and filter materials available. It simplifies component design, allowing it to seal and filter with one part instead of two, three or more. Cost- and time-savings are realized with only one part to purchase and install.

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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August 19, 2021

GSII Changes Name to Global Steel Philippines

Global Steel Philippines (GSP) is the Philippines largest steel manufacturer, with a capacity of two million tons per year. It exports 70 percent of its production primarily to other Asian nations. Over 1,000 skilled Filipino workers are employed by the company in Iligan where its manufacturing plant is located. GSP is a subsidiary of Global Steel Holdings (GSH), which has operations in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Libya, Nigeria, India, and the Philippines. Worldwide, GSH produces in excess of 14 million tons of steel every year.

Manila, Philippines (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- Global Steelworks International (SPV-AMC), Inc. (GSII), today announced it has changed its corporate name to Global Steel Philippines (SPV-AMC), Inc (GSP). The company's amended articles of incorporation were approved by the Securities & Exchange Commission July 29.

GSP is a subsidiary of Global Steel Holdings Limited (Global Steel), a global corporation which operates and manages businesses in the iron & steel, coke, mining and minerals, metals, energy and infrastructure sectors.

A new logo reflecting the name change has been filed with the Department of Trade and Industry’s intellectual property office, according to company executives. It will replace the existing logo which has been used since the company was incorporated last year.

"The change of name not only reflects the company's commitment to the Philippines but also presents a clear, strong, and unified brand presence for Global Steel’s operations in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The new name will be used in all the company’s subsidiaries and as in GSP's case, will incorporate the name of the country in which it is located. The new logo will likewise be used uniformly. The changes reflect the vision and purpose of Global Steel," said Mr. Pramod Mittal, GSP chairman.

"The new name and logo reflect the company's intent to build a stronger brand aligned to Global Steel's mission to be among the top ten, value for money, high-quality steel producers globally," said Sushant Das, GSP president.

In conjunction with the name change, the company announced that it has formed a new Corporate Communications Department which will manage all aspects of the company's brand identity program.

Worldwide Global Steel manufactures approximately 14 million tons of steel annually. The company’s plants are located in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Libya, Nigeria, India, and The Philippines. The Group has extensive knowledge and experience in the steel business and has the advantage of scale, synergies, technology, and quality people, according to Das. In the Philippines, GSP owns and has rehabilitated the former National Steel plant in Iligan, from which it exports hot and cold rolled steel products throughout Asia.

"We compete with the best steel manufacturers in the world,” said Das, "and intend to become one of Asia’s most important producers of quality products."

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On-Demand Poly Bag Making Machine Can Significantly Reduce Packing Costs

Better Packages offers a rugged poly bag making machine for creating on-demand poly bags, the Better Bagger 900e. Depending upon the needs of the user, the cost of on-demand, custom poly bags with the Better Bagger 900e can average 50 percent less than the cost of purchasing minimum quantities of pre-made polyethylene bags. The manufacturer is offering special pricing on the Better Bagger 900e during the month of August.

Shelton, CT (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- Better Packages offers a rugged poly bag making machine for creating on-demand poly bags, the Better Bagger 900e.

Depending upon the needs of the user, the cost of making the exact number of on-demand, custom poly bags with the Better Bagger 900e can average 50 percent less than the cost of purchasing minimum quantities of pre-made polyethylene bags.

Better Packages carries a full line of rolled poly tubing, including clear, black and pink anti-static styles and new metallic static shield poly tubing, available exclusively from Better Packages. When used with the Better Bagger 900e, Better Packages Poly Tubing can be cut and sealed to create poly bags from 2 inches up to 8 inches wide and up to 99 inches long for a multitude of applications and needs. The Better Bagger 900e can also be customized to enable users to produce custom polyethylene bags in lengths up to 240 inches. The combination of the Better Bagger 900e and Better Packages Poly Tubing results in a system that can produce bags to satisfy over 80 percent of marketplace poly bag requirements.

Manufacturers of electrical components, computer components, printed circuit boards and cell tower components use the Better Bagger 900e and Better Packages Poly Tubing to produce bags in the exact size and quantities needed. Manufacturers can eliminate the need to order pre-made poly bags in bulk, thus reducing waste and inventory cost. This bag-making method also does away with the need to manually cut poly tubing with a blade or scissors, which can jeopardize workforce safety.

For more information on the Better Bagger 900e and the full line of Better Packages poly tubing products, and to learn about special pricing on the Better Bagger 900e during the month of August, visit www.BetterPackages.com.

About Better Packages
Better Packages, founded in 1917 and headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, since 1924, is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-activated tape dispensers used for carton sealing. The company also offers poly bag making machines, case sealers, pressure-sensitive tape dispensers, and a full line of dispenser accessories. 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. For more information, please visit www.BetterPackages.com

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Gridlogix Receives Digie Award 7th Annual Realcomm 'Digie' Awards

Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable Web services technology announced today that it is the recipient of RealComm’s Digie Award for Most Innovative Technology for the Building Automation industry. Annually for the past seven years, Realcomm recognizes leaders of innovation in the Commercial Real Estate industry with its prestigious Digie Award. This year’s winner, Gridlogix, exemplifies the continued innovation that is taking place in the building automation industry and further advances the creation of “smart buildings.”

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -– Gridlogix, Inc., a leading creator of enabling interoperable Web services technology announced today that it is the recipient of RealComm’s Digie Award for Most Innovative Technology for the Building Automation industry. Annually for the past seven years, Realcomm recognizes leaders of innovation in the Commercial Real Estate industry with its prestigious Digie Award. This year’s winner, Gridlogix, exemplifies the continued innovation that is taking place in the building automation industry and further advances the creation of “smart buildings.”

“Finding fast changing, exciting, yet tactical new technology is not difficult. However, every once in a while a new idea, technology, concept, comes along that has industry changing potential. It will change the way we work and play dramatically and possibly without us even noticing. The Commercial Real Estate Technology sector over the last couple of years has grown to new heights and is beginning to understand what technology can mean to an inefficient industry. This award focuses on those technologies that will dramatically change the way we live, work and play and ultimately the way we use space”, explains Jim Young, Founder and Producer, Realcomm.

Gridlogix was selected for the Digie Award for its role in the real-time integration of building automation systems with Property Management applications for the Belmar project, a 103-acre mixed-use redeveloped by Continuum Partners in downtown Lakewood, Colorado.

By deploying EnNET®, Gridlogix’s XML Web service middleware application, it allowed the creation of a “utility style” automated meter reading system. The system automatically captures meter readings from the BACnet control network and integrates this real-time information with Yardi Systems’ Voyager property management system. Thereby, providing a direct link between the data from the energy meters and the tenant information maintained in the Yardi Voyager application.

Immediate benefits to the customer include timely and accurate energy consumption information integrated with tenant records and billing information. In addition to, faster billing by property managers to ensure timely and accurate payment by tenants upon move-out. Longer-term benefits include improved tenant relations and reduced energy costs through management’s analysis of real-time energy usage information.

About Gridlogix Inc.
Gridlogix, Inc. 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 combined experience working with over 500 utilities and private enterprises in more than a dozen countries using the latest technologies to provide 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

©2005 Gridlogix, Inc. All rights reserved.

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VP Business Development
314.843.3343
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NOVAtime Announced Version 3.0 of Their Time and Attendance Enterprise Edition Software

NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition is an enterprise-level time and attendance workforce management application. The latest version (Release 3) of the software is packed with over hundred (100+) powerful new features and enhancements, including LDAP, random image authentication, improved web timesheets, enhanced reporting, expense module, etc.

Monterey Park, Calif. (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- NOVAtime, (www.novatime.com), an innovative technology company that develops time and attendance and workforce management software, officially announces the long anticipated NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition Release 3 (R3) on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005.

The NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition is NOVAtime's time and attendance / workforce management enterprise solution that is fully integrated with many types of time clocks and data collection terminals. This release further strengthens NOVAtime's position in providing a leading solution in the time and attendance areas with productivity enhancement tools and innovation to reduce administrative cost, to deliver strategic business advantage, and streamline organizations' process in workforce management.

Frank Su, president of NOVAtime Technology, Inc., said, “R3 is the biggest release for NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition. R3 is a true team effort. We gathered our customers' requests, needs and requirements, and went to work on the NOVAtime 3000 R3. We had implemented many suggested enhancements coming from our distributors and resellers, and some even directly from customers. The latest version of NOVAtime 3000 is proof that when our customers speak, we listen.”

Using the new and improved technologies, NOVAtime 3000 Enterprise Edition is packed with over one hundred (100+) powerful new features and enhancements.

An effective time and attendance / time clock solution can increase any organizations business productivity and enhance overall business performance. NOVAtime's goal is to provide a great time and attendance for customers' to efficiently and proactively manage their workforce so that they can spend more time focusing on their business, rather than working in their business.

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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ImageID to Feature Visidot AIDC Technology as an 'Alternative to RFID' for Automotive Industry, at AutoTech 2005

ImageID Ltd.'s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking for the automotive industry, with application in both manufacturing and shipping and logistics. At AutoTech 2005, ImageID will demonstrate its Visidot system with partner ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. in booth number 328. (www.visidot.com)

-- Applications include Manufacturing, Shipping/Logistics --

Detroit (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- ImageID Ltd.'s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking for the automotive industry, with application in both manufacturing and shipping and logistics.

At AutoTech 2005, ImageID will demonstrate its Visidot system with partner ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. in booth number 328.

In the Visidot System, assets (chassis, engine racks, totes, etc.) are uniquely labeled with standard 2D Data Matrix barcodes. As assets pass in front of the Visidot Reader, the reader captures hundreds of labels simultaneously in a single read and transmits the information to an image processing system, which decodes the data from each label. This asset data is exported to a data management system in XML or other standard format. Images can be stored in a separate Image Bank, and an easy-to-use Site Management System controls the entire process.

Ford Motor Company: Managing Bulky Assets in Manufacturing

Positioning bulky assets for traditional barcode scanning is often impractical or even impossible, as is RFID scanning involving metal assets or in metal-heavy environments. The Ford Motor Company successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency.

The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150's, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford's production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect -- 100%.

Tracking & Tracing Reusable Assets

IFCO Systems, a leading supplier of returnable/reusable transport packaging with more than 260 million rentals per year, was looking for a way to track each of its millions of containers throughout its network of over 40 distribution centers in Europe and North America. The Visidot solution is providing IFCO traceability of labeled crates, real-time views of inventory at depots, views of crate cycle times, accurate records of customer shipments/returns, and the foundation for improving customer request response time.

The Visidot system delivers all the inherent benefits of traditional barcode technology, yet far surpasses it in terms of speed and efficiency of code capture -- especially for tracking multiple assets. In addition, at accuracy levels of near-100% in actual installations, the Visidot solution is both more reliable and more cost-effective than RFID solutions.

For more information about Visidot technology, visit ImageID and Toolworx at AutoTech 2005, booth number 328, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2005 at the Cobo Conference Center, Detroit. Or, call toll-free 1-877-VISIDOT (847-4368) or visit the Visidot website at: http://www.visidot.com.

About ImageID
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.

Note to Editors:
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Ephox Launches EditLive! for Java 5.0

Ephox has released a major upgrade to its highly regarded cross-platform WYSIWYG XHTML editor. EditLive! for Java is available as a browser-based applet and a rich client control for Java desktop applications.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- Ephox has released a major upgrade to its highly regarded cross-platform WYSIWYG XHTML editor. EditLive! for Java is available as a browser-based applet and a rich client control for Java desktop applications. Ephox has partnerships with Gartner magic quadrant ‘leaders’ in enterprise content management including IBM Workplace Web Content Management, Vignette, EMC (Documentum), Percussion, FileNet, and Open Text.

EditLive! delivers significant value to end users of content management systems (CMS). Authors can easily create and publish complex content directly within Web applications without knowing HTML. This dramatically reduces demands on IT resources (the “webmaster bottleneck”) and can unleash the power of their existing investments in content management.

EditLive!’s new capabilities improve the standards compliance of content with Section 508 and W3C accessibility guidelines and its support for key XHTML and CSS standards. Standards compliance is important due to legislative changes around the world and the ever present need to re-use content across multiple sites and devices.

Software vendors and OEMs can benefit from the leading solution for XHTML editing. Developing, integrating, extending and supporting rich text editing capabilities for applications can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ephox’s proven OEM solutions are affordable and add immediate value.

What’s new?
• W3C and Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Checker – enables authors to deliver content that fully complies with government regulations and accessibility guidelines.
• Easier to use Styles control – ensures content structure is separated from formatting and results in standards compliant content. Standards compliant content is critical for content management, particularly where there are multiple standards to be complied with.
• Improved XHTML layout and formatting capabilities – professional Microsoft® Word-style list editing; HTML forms editing; printing and print preview.
• Integrations for major enterprise solutions including Ektron, Ingeniux, Stellent, Schoolwires and vCampus. Ephox is integrated with hundreds of Independent Software Vendors’ applications globally spanning content management, elearning, and knowledge management.
• Advanced APIs to extend EditLive! features with JavaScript libraries or additional Java classes.

More information and an evaluation version are available for download. http://www.ephox.com/product/editliveforjava/default.asp

About Ephox
With over 1,200 customers and partners, Ephox is the world’s leading provider of XML and XHTML authoring tools for enterprises.

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Environmental Regs Cause Slow Moving Train Wreck for Companies That Are Not Ready

Wall Street Journal covers insights from technology forecasters, design chain associates, and natural logic opinion piece charges many companies are failing to keep up with increasing global requirements for environmental performance.

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA: (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- Today’s Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece (in the Business Europe section) entitled “Wishing Won’t Make it So,” written by Natural Logic CEO Gil Friend, Design Chain Associates, LLC CEO President Mike Kirschner, and Technology Forecasters Inc. President Pamela Gordon. The story points to a “slow-motion train wreck” about which the three authors have been warning clients for years: companies failing to keep up with increasing global requirements for environmental performance are being shut out of markets.

Prompted by last Saturday’s deadline for the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, the opinion piece featured data and insight from recent studies by Technology Forecasters (including a recent study conducted on behalf of Avnet Electronics Marketing) and by Design Chain Associates indicating that a large percentage of electronics companies were not ready for WEEE and other upcoming requirements. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Equipment Using Energy-using Products (EuP) are two other EU directives about which the benchmarking studies reported projected compliance in time for the deadlines.

All three authors provide consulting services and workshops to help management prepare for and actually profit from the increasing environmental requirements from countries as varied as China and Germany, and individual companies including Sony, HP, and Nokia. They explain that although the August 13th deadline for WEEE has passed, the topic of environmental compliance is heating up, not quieting down. For example, the EU recently announced it is banning a poisonous material in pliable plastic children’s toys, The EU is moving forward on a substantial shift in regulation developing a 25 year strategy to address the use of chemicals and the protection of natural resources. It is important for executives to develop their own strategic plan for market requirements in this area. They should look at the whole puzzle, instead of focusing on the separate pieces.

For more information about Technology Forecasters’ Environmentally Responsible Designs and Processes: Compliance, Competitive Excellence, and Profitability—including the September 14th Design-for-Environment Workshop in Toronto, write to e-mail protected from spam bots or contact Jennifer Read at 1-623-293-6985. To contact Gil Friend at Natural Logic, call 1-510-849-5467 or write to e-mail protected from spam bots. And to reach Mike Kirschner and learn about Design Chain Associates’ University of RoHS seminars, call 1-415-342-3217, or write to e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers Face ERP Selection Challenges with the ETO Institute

ETO Institute Challenges Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers to Face ERP Selection.

(PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- A big problem for engineer-to-order (ETO) companies is that they have many unique requirements that make traditional ERP systems unsuitable. The engineer-to-order market is relatively small and the companies themselves also tend to be small. The result is that the larger ERP software companies are more focused on the needs of the larger and more numerous repetitive manufacturers.

In the manufacturing software industry the terms are clearly recognizable. The differences between make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order are clearly understood.

These distinctions are not so clear for those in manufacturing evaluating software systems for the first time. There is often a mismatch in how they describe their business. Companies may describe themselves as job shops or even make-to-order when they are really engineer-to-order.

Software vendors do not help the situation. Many vendors don’t want to eliminate themselves from opportunities so they cast their net as wide as possible. They claim to support a multitude of manufacturing styles when on closer examination they are best suited to one.

The term engineer-to-order (ETO) denotes a style of manufacturing rather than a specific industry segment. Other synonymous terms are “project-based” or “custom” manufacturers. ETO companies typically have distinct characteristics about the way they conduct business that differentiate them from discrete or repetitive manufacturers.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires a unique set of item numbers, bills of material, and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months or even years. Unlike standard products, the customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Engineering changes are a way of life. Material is purchased not for inventory but for a specific project. All actual costs are allocated to a project and tracked against the original estimate. Once complete, the product is typically installed at the customer’s site. In most cases, aftermarket services continue throughout the life of the product.”

The ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) is an independent organization committed to helping North American engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers compete more effectively in an increasingly competitive global environment. Our resources section provides a list of articles and white papers focused on manufacturing and, in particular, engineer-to-order. The bulletin board provides a forum for organizations to share ideas and information and to discuss challenges and business issues.

Thomas R. Cutler
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www.etoinstitute.org
954-486-7562

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Jonathan Engineered Solutions Elevates Daily E-Mail Sales Inquiries by a Factor of Six and Site Traffic by 300 Percent with New BusinessOnLine Web Site

BusinessOnLine (BOL), the leader in Internet marketing for manufacturers, announced today that Jonathan Engineered Solutions (JES), a leading provider of solutions for mechanical engineering applications has increased daily e-mail sales inquiries by a factor of six and elevated the number of daily site visitors by 300 percent. These results were achieved by implementing BOL's strategy for Web site and search engine optimization, a five-step process that delivers exponential results for manufacturing and BtoB companies.

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2021 -- BusinessOnLine (BOL), the leader in Internet marketing for manufacturers, announced today that Jonathan Engineered Solutions (JES), a leading provider of solutions for mechanical engineering applications has increased daily e-mail sales inquiries by a factor of six and elevated the number of daily site visitors by 300 percent. These results were achieved by implementing BOL's strategy for Web site and search engine optimization, a five-step process that delivers exponential results for manufacturing and BtoB companies.

In the first phase of the Five-Step Process for Manufacturing Web sites, BOL and JES pinpointed the specific needs and goals of their visitors ¬- highly technical engineers. With an understanding of user-behavior, the site was streamlined for more intuitive navigation, optimized for top search engine rankings, and targeted calls-to-action were created. Immediately, JES increased targeted traffic, improved visitor and customer loyalty and increased the volume of inbound e-mail sales inquiries. Previously, the JES Web site received more customer complaints than sales inquiries. Today, daily traffic to the site has tripled and it has become an important channel for generating sales.
“BusinessOnLine helped us define our Internet marketing strategy based on the expectations of customers and visitors, rather than what we perceived as valuable elements for the Web site,” said Tommy-Jo Galletti, director of marketing at Irvine, CA-based JES. “Now, we possess a user-focused Web site that works as hard as we do to attract prospects and increase sales.”

After two previous attempts at building a lead generation Web site, JES selected BOL to provide a full range of Internet marketing services, including a targeted search engine optimization program and on-demand Web site tracking. The complete SEO strategy enabled JES to focus on a select group of keywords delivering the best conversion rates and driving the most qualified visitors to the site, added Galletti.
BusinessOnLine delivers a full range of tailored Internet marketing solutions that helps manufacturers plan, build and grow their Internet marketing and sales. In the last 10 years, hundreds of manufacturers have utilized BusinessOnLine's expertise in strategy, design, search engine optimization and Web site tracking to fulfill their distinct online needs. Following the Five-Step Process for Manufacturing Web sites, BusinessOnLine transforms Web sites to Work sites that maximize return-on-investment. On average, BOL customers increase online conversion rates by 200 percent following the launch of a new BOL Web site.

“Jonathan Engineered Solutions is a great example of a company using our Five-Step Process to generate measurable results,” said Aaron Kahlow, VP of marketing for BusinessOnLine. “Manufacturing Web sites require different elements than other businesses and our expertise in the sector helps manufacturers find the quickest way to achieve ROI from their Internet marketing.”

For more information visit: www.BusinessOL.com/ROI or call 1-866-333-1265.

About BusinessOnLine Inc.
BusinessOnLine is the leader in Internet marketing for the BtoB and manufacturing sectors. The company pioneered the Five-Step Process for Manufacturing Web Sites, which incorporates a full scope of service expertise in Web site design, strategy, usability, lead generation, search engine marketing and Web site tracking. In the last 10 years, hundreds of manufacturers, including Chevron, Cisco Systems and Pitney-Bowes have used BusinessOnLine's proven Internet marketing methods and processes to drive quality site traffic, convert visitors to customers and measure results. BusinessOnLine is a privately owned company based in San Diego, CA, with offices throughout North America. More information about BusinessOnLine can be found at www.BusinessOL.com/ROI.

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For Hot-Oil-System Users Only: Technical TipSheet

Paratherm Corporation delivers monthly, free, concise technical tips via email and RSS.

West Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 18, 2021 -- Paratherm Corporation invites subscribers to TipSheet™, an email series delivering technical information for users of heat transfer fluids and thermal oil systems.

On a monthly basis, Paratherm engineers release bits of advice, tips, engineering discussions, and general wisdom about the applications, systems, and fluids.

This month's tip (TipSheet Issue #15 ) an explanation of fluid film temperature and its influence on fluid degradation, begins a three-part series on maximizing fluid longevity in the system. Parts two and three will explore oxidation and contamination.

The TipSheet series is purely editorial. It contains no Paratherm product information, and no marketing content.

Topics of future TipSheets will include startup and shutdown procedures, system contamination causes and cures, problems with water in thermal fluid, fire and other safety issues, and more.

To subscribe to the Paratherm TipSheet (Archives and New Additions), simply visit the TipSheet Archive page at http://www.paratherm.com/tipsheet.asp. There, you can look at archived TipSheets, and subscribe if you wish. Also, if you prefer to subscribe via RSS, the link is at the bottom of the page.

Heat Transfer Fluids (Thermal Liquids, Hot Oils) precisely control temperatures in hundreds of different applications in the processing industries. Due to the variety of applications, types of heating, differing process cycles, and many other variables, the intricacies of these heating and cooling systems can create technical challenges as the systems age, or with design additions and changes.

Troubleshooting and improving processes in partnership with customers since 1988, Paratherm engineers have gained deep expertise in dozens of different industries and applications, and thousands of specific systems.

Paratherm Corporation's product line has grown to seven heat transfer fluids and two high-performance system-cleaner liquids, but the service mission of Paratherm Engineers and Staff has remained the same; to use their thorough knowledge and experience with thermal systems and heat transfer fluids, their relationships with heater and equipment manufacturers, and their focused attention on the needs of customers, to deliver smoothly operating systems and applications, and maximum production, to processors that choose Paratherm.

Contact:
Andy Andrews
Paratherm Corporation
4 Portland Road
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
USA
Phone: 800-222-3611 or (610) 941-4900
http://www.paratherm.com/heat_transfer_fluids.asp

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August 18, 2021

Speedteq-Ti Building Expansion for Fastener Production

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/18/2005 -- Speedteq-Ti, Inc., a publicly traded company (OTC: SDTQ) and manufacturer of high strength, affordable Titanium fasteners for the motorcycle, automotive and marine after-market. Speedteq-Ti will be expanding its (R&D;) Research & Development facility to help support additional manufacturing needs. "During the Titanium process & product development we have had to make use of some smaller areas, and with the recent changes and new business contracts that will be starting we will need additional space, aprox. 5000 sq. ft., for the new automated 'fastener' production lines," says Bradley Miller, Speedteq-Ti's CEO. "Our goal is to outgrow this newest addition quickly and then continue to expand into our future 'Factory' that is estimated today @ 34,000 sq. ft. This fully automated future location is on our architect's design 'sketch' board at present, and this next building would also serve as World Headquarters for Speedteq-Ti. Speedteq-Ti will also be negotiating with (2) larger Aerospace 'forging' facilities to add some 'large forging' capabilities for forming its high-strength Titaniums into larger shapes for commercial and consumer products. We are trying to create new business and jobs with our technology." Mr. Miller emphasizes that "all" of these production facilities and jobs will stay here in the USA and the only export will be our Speedteq-Ti Titanium products to overseas customers we will serve.

About Speedteq-Ti

Speedteq-Ti is a manufacturer of high strength, affordable titanium fasteners. Speedteq-Ti's fasteners, which include bolts, nuts, socket caps, studs and washers, are made in America. The company has offices and a manufacturing facility in the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, area. For more information on Speedteq products and services, visit their website: www.speedteq.com

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this news release that are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future operations and management's assessment of market factors and statements regarding the strategy and plans of the company and its strategic partners, constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the company's future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.

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China Joins West in Major Outsourcing Partnership

Temasys Int'l, DDC HRO, and China Motion Telecare Join in Strategic Pact for Growth and Leadership in Vast Global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Market. Powerful global suite of Contact Center, Business Process Outsourcing, HR and Human Capital Outsourcing solutions results from Alliance, delivering comprehensive CRM, Call Center, HRO, and Fulfillment services for support of Chinese and Western companies, customers, and employees. DDC HRO and Temasys also tout unrivalled strength in scope and delivery of Chinese-language and multi-language support services for western customers, companies, and employees.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -- DDC HRO (www.ddchro.com) a leading global provider and enabler of HR outsourcing, data processing and human capital BPO solutions, and Singapore and Shenzhen based Temasys International (www.temasys.com.sg) a leading provider of consulting services for companies wishing to access the China marketplace today announced their agreement for joint marketing, sales, and deployment of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Solutions with China Motion Telecare. China Motion Telecare Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Motion Telecom Holdings Limited and it is the #1 provider of outsourced Call Center, Contact Center, CRM and HR services in China (www.china-motion.com).

The ground-breaking agreement provides for collaborative market representation, analysis and joint sales activity with particular focus on the deployment of Chinese-language and other language support services for customers, companies, and employee audiences in US and European Financial Services, Telecommunications, IT and Retail sectors – and for the further development and deployment of the parties’ combined human capital BPO and contact center services & solutions for both east and western marketplaces.

The management teams of DDC HRO and Temasys are uniquely positioned to assist China Motion Telecare with advisory, marketing & sales support – drawing on extensive market analysis and established business development channels in support of China Motion Telecare's expansion into western markets. Equally, the Alliance with China Motion Telecare allows DDC HRO to expand its global Alliance footprint, allowing clients to benefit from a pre-qualified network of human capital BPO solutions providers. DDC HRO will adopt China Motion Telecare's HR Solutions and work with China Motion Telecarein the further advancement and commercial leverage of this capability.

China Motion Telecare’s addition to the DDC HRO global network of BPO Alliance Partners will provide a powerful, market-leading opportunity for western companies, specifically clients of DDC HRO and Temasys, to access Chinese BPO capabilities provided by one of the most widely respected and leading providers in Asia. With eight years’ experience in call center outsourcing service, China Motion Telecare has five call centers and over 4000 operators across China; it holds licenses to operate in the whole of China and is the largest outsourcing organization which provides national call center coverage in China. Its state of the art infrastructure is utilized to service Chinese and International clients and it has been increasingly looking to expand its international operations beyond current call center services and HR services into the US market, targeted to Chinese-speaking consumers.

Ms Ling Mengbo, General Manager of China Motion Telecare said “This is a natural step in our development as a global company; we have already established ourselves as a significant Chinese Service Provider of Call Center, CRM, and HR Services and now we believe we are ready to provide a high quality service to International Companies. We are pleased to work with Temasys and DDC-HRO as they bring a wealth of experience. Together we believe we can work steadily and progressively to provide outstanding value across many sectors.”

Says David Kinnear, CEO of DDC HRO: “At DDC HRO we try to make the world just a little smaller and a little less complicated for our clients every day. As a global organization ourselves, we have long recognized the vast untapped potential in China to provide outsourced services to the western market – and the role that the right partner in China would play in our longer term strategy for helping clients around the world. We believe that the emergence of the China Outsourcing Industry demarks the forefront of a global phenomenon that will change the outsourcing landscape in numerous verticals and service sectors. Working with our friends and colleagues at Temasys in the execution of our joint US-China strategy, so too we identified an opportunity to work with friends and colleagues in China also. This agreement is the culmination of much careful consideration and it evidences our commitment to global leadership in the BPO space. We are delighted to be working alongsideChina Motion Telecare in this remarkable undertaking.”

Bill Lewis, Managing Director of Temasys International, says “Not only is China demonstrating spectacular economic growth, year on year, it is also developing world class capability in virtually all sectors. The appearance of a portfolio of World Class Outsourcing Providers in the Service Industries is just another step in China’s evolution. While many concerns have been expressed by experts about capabilities, we see these as being dealt with by very positive and affirmative action by regulators, and by Companies themselves. China Motion is a proud company and one which provides outstanding service. We are privileged to be working with them and we see this has a partnership that will have a long and fruitful life.”

About Temasys
Temasys is a consulting and advisory company, which helps Chinese IT and BPO Services companies, and Chinese Economic Cooperation Bureaus, prepare for and access global markets Temasys helps Western clients design and execute their China strategy to take knowledge, technology, services, and products to the China market. Temasys also helps western clients lever the opportunities in China, creating Chinese originating ITO and BPO services for the global markets.

Learn more about Temasys International at www.temasys.com.sg

About DDC HRO
DDC HRO is a member of the DDC Group – a privately held portfolio of companies, providing human capital BPO solutions and data processing solutions for forward-thinking companies and organizations worldwide. With a growing multi-disciplinary staff (primarily in DDC’s client support centers in the Philippines), DDC is a leading provider of comprehensive onshore and offshore business process outsourcing services, combined with mission-critical technology solutions, strategic consulting and onshore relationship management.

Learn more about DDC HRO and the DDC Group of Companies at www.ddchro.com

About China Motion Telecare
China Motion Telecare Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Motion Telecom Holdings Ltd. With eight years experience it has become the number one national CRM, outsourcing Call Center, and BPO Operator in China. It operates five centers in China; it is call center licensed for the whole of China and serves a domestic and international markets. It has an impressive list of Blue Chip clients in the Telecom, Financial, Insurance, Consumer, and Automobile Sectors.

Learn more about China Motion Telecare at www.china-motion.com


For further information, please contact:

Temasys International Singapore / China -- Mindy Tan +65 9436 6333 / + 65 6866 3636

DDC HRO - US / APAC / EMEA -- Peter Holland: (+1) 631-547-5500

DDC HRO - UK -- Ann Forde-Johnston: (+44) 1704-551134

China Motion Telecare – PRC-- Jiang Songhua(+86)755-82189933

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Cheer Up: 2006 Pay Budget Survey from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Forecasts a Bigger Pay Raise Headed Your Way

BLR’s new 2006 Pay Budget Survey forecasts a 4.0% pay increase for exempt office workers, the first time that figure has hit 4.0% in several years.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -– A new salary survey finds that compensation managers are feeling optimistic, and that could mean good news in your paycheck. Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has just released its 2006 Pay Budget Survey, which predicts that the national average merit increase for exempt office employees will hit 4.0% in 2006 (up from 3.7% in 2005). Non-exempt office workers (those who must be paid overtime) will see average increases of 3.8%.

More than 1100 organizations participated in BLR’s July 2005 pay survey. Projected merit increases are greater this year for three of the four employee categories surveyed. Unionized plant workers, however, will see merit increases smaller in 2006 than in 2005 (2.9% vs. 3.1%). Non-union plant workers will fare better, with a projected 3.5% increase in 2006 vs. 3.2% a year ago.

Susan Schoenfeld, J.D., editor at Compensation.BLR.com, commented on the results of BLR’s survey of planned 2006 pay increases: “BLR’s annual salary forecast is an important indicator of how companies feel about the economy and labor trends. By projecting merit increases to go up in 2006 they seem to be saying that the non-union labor market will continue to be strong in 2006, and that their organizations are healthy enough to pay for those raises.”

For the second year in a row the BLR 2006 Pay Budget Survey projects that the Central/Rocky Mountain/Southwest region will provide the highest merit pay increases in the country, where exempt employees will get increases of 4.4% (vs. 3.9% in 2005). The lowest planned merit increases are projected for union plant workers in the Northeast/Middle Atlantic region at 2.3%.

Complimentary 2005 Pay Budget Survey Available
Interested employers may download a free summary report of the 2006 Pay Budget Survey at: http://www.blr.com/82008500/PRS42. The summary includes merit and general pay projections for four categories of employees as well as by type of employer.

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

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New Age Diamonds is Expanding Capacities

The first introduction of New Age Diamonds to worldwide market brought to the company numerous contacts. As that obviously shows growing interest to synthetic diamonds New Age Diamonds took a decision to increase production and to start mutual partnership with respectable concerned companies.

(PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -- Due to a large number of requests from wholesalers, retailers and jewelers New Age Diamonds had received since its first entry to the world market, company has decided to expand production in all categories.

Market demand brings some new ideas and accents. In colors - all tints of orange from light yellow to vivid canary, that are very attractive to customers. When it comes to the weight range, there is quite a strong interest in diamonds from 1/4 ct to 1+ ct.

New Age Diamonds is determined to increase the volume of production by bringing some new equipment into operation. In order to make all contacts with dealers and representatives more efficient, the company management is considering a possibility of organizing some affiliates on territories close to prospective customers.

Currently, New Age Diamonds is choosing the reliable and serious partners from already existing and interested in that kind of collaboration companies. Each of these new branches might be specialized in one specific category such as new colors or bigger sizes. Recent experience of New Age Diamonds on the world market shows an ultimate economical effectiveness of such strategy.

Mr. Shulepov, President of New Age Diamonds, said -
We plan to perform the following important economical actions:
- launching of new capacities in the beginning of year 2006
- having intensive advertising, promotional and marketing campaigns to support the brand
- increasing volume of productions month by month
- paying special attention to the most prospective destinations such as developing of new tints of pink (from light to deep red), diamonds of 2+cts
- cutting fantasy shapes for modern designs.

Such promising perspectives make New Age Diamonds ready to have a business dialog with potential investors in order to find a respectable and stable partner for prosperous future. Mr. Shulepov is currently negotiating with some North American and European companies that expressed their interest in such a cooperation. Many years of experience and reliable scientific background definitely gives a decided advantage to overcome all expanding-related problems in short terms.

For more information: http://www.newagediamonds.com

About New Age Diamonds
New Age Diamonds is a new trademark on the diamond market but the manufacture itself, a pioneer in the field of diamond creation, has many years of scientific research behind. This Russian company produces synthetic with HPHT method and now is bringing to the market fancy colored cultured diamonds of 3 colors, clarity from I to VVS. Constant innovation of technology and collecting priceless experience is the strategy that makes for the improvement of quality and increasing the size of grown stones.

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Predictive Maintenance Approach Helps Preserve Critical Assets

New approach reduces maintenance costs and improves reliability programs

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -- MaintainIT Ltd, a leading plant and facility maintenance services company announces an approach to predictive maintenance that addresses the issue of rising maintenance costs facing manufacturing and facility environments.

Through a detailed front-end assessment of a company's maintenance and production practices that includes people, processes and equipment, MaintainIT documents current-state activities then develops a recommended corrective and improvement action plan. Potential failures can then be identified before they occur to avoid unexpected breakdowns and unscheduled downtime that drive up maintenance costs and negatively impact production output. This process provides companies with a rapid payback model and consistent approach toward improved maintenance.

The predictive maintenance corrective action plan identifies problematic areas that should be addressed immediately or on a scheduled basis for routine repairs. MaintainIT provides a seamless transition of the action plan to the client team for sustaining on-going improvements. Companies that take a proactive approach to predictive maintenance recognize that addressing smaller events often prevent larger and more costly events from occurring in the future. As a result, equipment and critical asset life is preserved, maintenance costs are reduced and reliability programs improved in the facility or manufacturing production environment.

About MaintainIT

MaintainIT Ltd, headquarted in Greenville, South Carolina, provides facility and plant services for the industrial and commercial markets leveraging best maintenance practices to increase productivity and reduce costs. The company is dedicated to the delivery of high-value, low-cost, facility management, facility maintenance, industrial maintenance, small-capital and janitorial services to industrial and commercial clients.

For more information, visit www.MaintainIT.net.

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Murfitts Rubber purchases Tire Shredding System

Aug 18, 2021

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Operations is proud to announce the sale of a tire shredding system to Murfitts Rubber Industries Ltd. of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

The two-machine system is one of the first of its kind to be delivered in England. The system consists of CM`s new Primary Tire Shredder that was specifically designed for the European market. It is capable of processing European steel belted super single and light off road tires at the rate of 20 plus tons per hour.

Tires that are pre-shredded with the Primary Shredder are then conveyed to second CM Tire Shredder that is capable of processing the shreds into 2 inch/50MM cleanly cut chips at the rate of 12 plus tons per hour.

Both machines are configured with CM`s proprietary MULTI-STACK™ knife configuration. This resharpenable knife system allows knives to be resharpened multiple times, therefore, reducing knife replacement costs by 75%.

The system was designed as an integral part of a crumb rubber processing system. Columbus McKinnon engineers worked very closely with the Murfitt Design Team to insure that the CM Shredding System fit seamlessly into the project. One important customer requirement was that all electrical motors and components be sourced in Europe.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the worlds leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires. With this installation, CM now has six shredders operating in the UK and eleven in the EU.

For more information on these systems you can contact CM toll free in the US and Canada at 1-800-848-1071 or 001-941-2621 out side the US
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 17, 2021

First Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), Now Reaction Assisted Molding Process (RAMP)

An offshoot of existing RIM molding technology, a new reaction assisted molding process (RAMP) is being used to encapsulate electronics into smart cards without requiring the traditional layering manufacturing process.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- As reaction injection molding (RIM) applications continue to expand worldwide, so do the possible applications for the use of polyurethanes in the manufacturing process.

Billed as “limited only by the imagination” RIM techniques are already being used to manufacture molded parts for everything from auto dashboards and steering wheels, to ice chests and sporting goods. Recently, however, a new technique that borrows heavily from RIM industry has emerged. Known as the reaction assisted molding process (RAMP) and based on low pressure and low temperature dispensing of polyurethanes (unlike RIM which is based on high pressure and temperature), the new technique was recently developed and patented by CardXX of Englewood, Colorado.

CardXX is currently utilizing its proprietary RAMP technique to securely integrate a radio frequency identification chip and antennae, an integrated circuit, and other electronic components including batteries into a small form factor smart card, key fob, smart tag, memory cards and other portable electronic devices.

The RAMP technique precisely positions computer chips and electronic components within a mold between two sheets of PVC or polycarbonate film, after which a polyurethane mixture is injected at low temperature and low pressure to completely immerse the electronic element. The electronic element is securely encapsulated and protected when curing is completed in less than an hour.

The development of the RAMP process depended on locating the proper equipment. For this, CardXX utilized existing reaction injection molding techniques, along with customizable dispensing equipment from Gusmer | Decker to accurately dispense the minute quantities of urethane required in most RAMP applications.

“We are primarily using the Gusmer êDecker RIM equipment for this particular application because of its unique ability to deliver very small, gram-level quantities of reaction injection molding material reliably and accurately,” says Paul Reed, Ph.D., director of business development for CardXX.

Gusmer êDecker, a leader in the reaction injection molding equipment market, develops metering machines and mixing heads for processing multi-component polyurethane and hybrid urethane chemicals. Gusmer êDecker's RimCell Select Series metering and dispensing units are particularly suited for RAMP applications because of their precise mixing heads that yield flow-rates as low as 0.33 lb. per minute—necessary to avoid disrupting the careful placement of electronic components within smart cards.

Gusmer êDecker's RIM molding system allows a variety of shot sizes and fast cycle times while assuring metering accuracy within strict tolerances. Such RIM technology helps polyurethane-product manufacturers avoid waste from overfilling parts. The ability to provide low-temperature delivery, also necessary for RAMP applications, enables high production volumes because of minimized cycle time.

"Smart cards have precise dimensional requirements," says Reed. "Delivering the correct quantity of thermoset polymer to the mold is critical for meeting rigorous form factor requirements and for achieving proper protective encapsulation of the delicate electronics. Our RIM equipment keeps us within tolerances and keeps scrappage from going through the roof."

RAMP technology can be used with PVC, Polycarbonate, Teslin ™ (i.e. synthetic paper), and a wide range of other materials for specific properties and applications.

CardXX is now offering its patented RAMP technology through licensing agreement. The reaction injection molding equipment required for applications of RAMP technology will be provided by CardXX and Gusmer | Decker.

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Equipment and Material Handling Distributor Celebrates First Anniversary

Loumack Equipment and Material Handling distributor announces today a 5% discount for a first-time purchase to thank new and current customers for the success of their company.

Mentor, OH (PR Web) August 17, 2021 – Loumack Equipment and Material Handling, Inc. announces a 5% discount for first-time orders. With 1 year in the equipment and material handling industry, Loumack attributes their success to the individuals in their company that has devoted time and effort in making all things possible with the success of their first year.

“We have a dedicated staff that understands our customers growing needs and goals,” said Lauri Mackowski, Vice President of Loumack.
“Our sales staff is devoted to provide better than expected customer service with our one-on-one consultations to all customers, from the first stage of selecting or designing product, to what we consider the final stage, the installation of the system. We will not just stop our level of service once you have selected your equipment and placed the order; we follow through until the installation is completed, and continue to follow-up later down the road to ensure everything is going as expected. This is why we are so successful.”

A company who is sold the wrong or inferior equipment or material can lose valuable time and profit. Loumack understands that a company who sells the wrong equipment or materials will lose their reputation as a distributor. Loumack understands the goals and buying needs of their customers and will assist them in making appropriate decisions. They strive to do their best with getting things right the first time.

Loumack has an online catalog which includes: conveyors, safety equipment, lifts, stackers, shelving, storage racks, dock equipment, tilt tables, and many more. For a complete listing check out Loumack’s website.

Visit www.loumack.com to:
• Request a catalog
• Request a quote
• Search product inventory
• Discover more information on products, pricing, and special offers
• Mention this press release to receive your 5% discount off first-time orders

About Loumack Equipment and Material Handling, Inc.
Loumack is dedicated to provide better than expected customer service, from beginning to end of all purchases that is made through their company. They have a highly trained and understanding sales staff with an engineer on board for complex jobs. Their office is located in Mentor, OH with sales staff also located in the Central Ohio area as well. They are capable of shipping anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Contact Information
Lauri Mackowski
Loumack Equipment and Material Handling, Inc.
http://www.loumack.com
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ROI Analysis Moves RFID from Compliance to Corporate Asset

DALLAS – August 15th, 2005 –– Xterprise Incorporated, a leading solutions provider for the “RFID Enabled Supply Chain”, announces the addition of skudynamiX™ to its suite of RFID solutions. skudynamiX™ allows suppliers in the retail value chain to accurately determine which products should be targeted to generate Return on Investment (ROI) from RFID implementation.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- Xterprise has positioned the new offering for product suppliers with current RFID infrastructure, and suppliers starting to develop RFID solutions. Both can reap the same ROI benefits by using skudynamiX™ , which is empowered by using an application by TrueDemand. TrueDemand is the industry leader in RFID based value generating applications, and recently announced a technology partnership with Xterprise.

Through industry research, Xterprise determined that many suppliers shipping RFID tagged products did not consider ROI or business practices in their rollout plan. The research also shows only a small number of suppliers with current RFID infrastructure are reviewing and using their retailer’s RFID read data. Because of this limited insight, they are not able to use their retailer’s data to create value, delaying the opportunity to improve their supply chain.

“We understand the cost of RFID affects a supplier’s ROI, so we have created skudynamiX™ to allow suppliers to fully utilize their RFID resources and financially improve their supply chain” said Tom Abraham, Director of Solutions at Xterprise. “For customers just starting to define their approach to RFID compliance, we can bring significant value by assisting the selection of products to tag and developing a strategy to get the best ROI from RFID. The combination of our execution and planning solutions will deliver a strategic advantage for suppliers in the retail value chain.”

During the first step of ROI assessment, Xterprise combines use of the TrueDemand application “SKU Analyzer” and Xterprise’s industry leading RFID implementation best practices to provide customers with a roadmap for ROI, focused on value capture. Candidate SKUs are selected and supply chain metrics are reviewed for each SKU to understand if further improvement opportunities are present.

The second step is implementation of TrueDemand applications that provide planning, forecasting and replenishment solutions to generate ROI. Xterprise uses it’s TraX™ retail RFID read analytics application to prepare and present the RFID information to TrueDemand’s demand signaling applications and allow optimized orders and replenishments.

This complete ROI assessment allows a supplier to quantify financial results of changes to their RFID strategy not only for the first year of adoption but also future years. The ROI assessment supports SKU specific decisions such as which items to tag, based on seasonal demand and promotions performance; not just assessments related to the aggressiveness of adoption or RFID.

“Suppliers are starting to go public with information regarding the attractive ROIs they are generating by using the RFID data to better monitor and predict demand of product, some have publicly stated 25% returns,” said Dean Frew, CEO of Xterprise, speaking of firms who have adopted these practices. “We are working with suppliers on maximizing the saleable value of their inventory.”
The company began offering the skudynamiX™ solution to clients in July with pricing based on the number of SKUs to be evaluated and complexity of their merchandising strategy.

About Xterprise - - Xterprise Incorporated develops RFID supply chain solutions and has been chosen by the many of the worlds most respected supply chains and fastest growing companies as an RFID solution provider. Xterprise blends best practices, supply chain processes, material handling, RFID system hardware and application software, enterprise systems integration, data analytics, demand signaling applications and remote solution support. This provides the industry benchmark for system ease of use and lowest cost per case solution in the markets they serve.

Xterprise works with other industry leaders in logistics, RFID, and supply chain management, including Alien Technology, Zebra Technology, Symbol, Apriso, Red Prairie, TrueDemand, DPI and others.

Xterprise is headquartered in Carrollton, TX. For more information, visit www.xterprise.com or call 972-690-9460, ext. 300.

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Registration Available for ETI’s Fall 2005 Geometric Tolerancing Public Workshops

ETI's fall line-up of GD&T; public workshops includes training events in Michigan, Florida, California, and Texas.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- Effective Training’s fall line-up of GD&T; public workshops includes training events in Michigan, Florida, California, and Texas. The hands-on workshops are open to the public and feature courses on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals, tolerance stacks, and solid model tolerancing. All of the courses were developed by GD&T; expert Alex Krulikowski, and they approach the subjects from a design perspective.

The September schedule features a three-day tolerance stacks workshop in Westland, Michigan. October GD&T; fundamentals and solid model tolerancing courses are planned for Orlando, Florida. The 2005 workshop series comes to a close with November and December workshops that include fundamentals and Y14.41 solid model tolerancing courses in San Francisco, Houston, and Orlando. Tolerance stacks workshops are planned for San Francisco and Houston.

“ETI developed the public workshop series to allow better access to GD&T; training,” said Alex Krulikowski, president of ETI. “The correct application of GD&T; is the core to good design, and can help save organizations thousands of dollars. By offering these workshops around the country, we are making them available to individuals and companies that need GD&T; training, but have little access to it.”

GD&T; is an international language of symbols used on engineering drawings to communicate design intent. It is used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide. The two-day GD&T; Fundamentals Workshop (based on the ASME Y14.5M-1994 Standard) is a complete course that teaches the terms, rules, symbols and concepts of GD&T.; The tolerance stacks workshop is a three-day advanced course that teaches how to calculate tolerance stacks, a crucial skill that solves problems in the design stage instead of the production stage.

Exclusively from ETI, the Solid Model Tolerancing Workshop is a one-day course that explains the fundamental definitions, concepts, and methods of the new ASME Y14.41-2003 Standard. As past Chairman of the Y14.41 Committee on Solid Model Tolerancing, Krulikowski understands the benefits of a math-based product development process, and his course provides a guide for CAD software developers working on improved modeling and annotation practices for the engineering community.

A complete schedule and registration form for the 2005 public workshop series is available at ETI’s website [http://www.etinews.com/news]. Early registration and quantity discounts are available. Visit the website, or call 800-886-0909 for details.

Effective Training Incorporated is celebrating its twentieth anniversary providing GD&T; products, training, and consulting services. They are a world leader in the field of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and an international supplier of GD&T; training software, books, videos and other teaching materials. To find out more about ETI products and services, including GD&T; computer- and web-based training, or to sign up for their free online newsletter, visit www.etinews.com/news.

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New Blog Focuses On Benefits Of Hydraulic Circuit Training As Exercise Alternative

Circuit Training has become an increasingly popular form of exercise, especially among women and seniors. This type of training provides a one-stop total body exercise session, combining aerobic and strength training into a time efficient workout. Circuit training fitness clubs are popping up all across the United States in small towns and large cities alike, and even catching on internationally. Hydraulic circuit training equipment manufacturer Fit Express has started a new weblog to bring attention to this fitness alternative.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- Leading hydraulic circuit training equipment manufacturer Fit Express (www.fitexpress.com) has started a web log (blog) to talk about the health and fitness benefits of using circuit training and hydraulic exercise equipment.

The blog (www.fitexpressblog.com) focuses on the innovative products made by the company, shows entrepreneurs how to start an independent circuit training fitness club, and showcases existing clubs which use equipment manufactured by Fit Express.

In addition, it features circuit training exercise tips from fitness experts Happy Hogan and Kevin Cavaretta and discusses general health and fitness issues such as diet, nutrition, lifestyle-related illnesses, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise.

Fit Express CEO, David Chapman said, “It has always been a passion of mine to introduce people to this form of exercise. It’s my hope the Fit Express blog can serve as an informational and educational resource both for those interested in improving their health and those interested in starting a circuit training fitness club in their community.”

Fit Express contracted business blog consulting firm Radiant Marketing Group (www.radiantmarketinggroup.com) to design and build the blog, oversee blog marketing efforts and provide training to the blogger. The firm chose veteran blogger and self-described fitness addict Tyler Gregson to provide content for the blog, which is updated several times daily.

Fit Express has been a leader in the hydraulic fitness equipment industry since 1998 and manufactures high-quality circuit training hydraulic fitness equipment for men, women and senior adults.

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New Optically Clear, High Temperature Resistant, Low Viscosity Epoxy

A new high temperature resistant, optically clear, low viscosity, epoxy adhesive, sealant and encapsulant.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ has introduced a new high temperature resistant, optically clear, low viscosity, epoxy adhesive, sealant and encapsulant. This two component system called EP30-3 has a no critical 10 to 3 mix ratio by weight. It has a service operating temperature range of -60°F to +435°F. EP30-3 produces durable, high strength bonds to both similar and dissimilar substrates. Adhesion to metals, glass, ceramics, wood, vulcanized rubber and many plastics is excellent. EP30-3 has excellent thermal cycling properties and resists many chemicals including water, oil, fuels and most organic solvents even upon prolonged exposure at elevated temperatures.

Master Bond Polymer Adhesive EP30-3 is easily mixed and has a long pot life of 12-18 hours. Curing is carried out for 30 minutes at 150°F followed by 2-3 hours at 250-300°F. It is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or diluents. The cured system is an excellent electrical insulator. Tensile shear strengths as high as 3000 psi are obtained after cure and the bonds retain high strength properties when exposed to the 350°F - 400°F range. Its low viscosity makes the EP30-3 ideal for potting, encapsulation and sealing in addition to being an excellent adhesive. EP30-3 is widely used in the fiber-optic, optical and related industries. It is available in pints, quarts, gallons, 5 gallon pails as well as in premixed and frozen syringes.


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August 16, 2021

Custom Transformer House Carves Out Niche by Specializing in OEM Prototypes and Short Runs

OEM turns to short run design and build firm for fast turnaround of custom transformers at right price.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- For OEMs that produce a large quantity of product designs (20-50) annually, and require initial production or short runs (up to 500 units), finding a custom transformer design and build firm that is technologically reliable, provides fast turnaround, and offers the appropriate pricing point is critical to its own production efforts.

At first glance, this might not seem as difficult as it sounds; there are literally thousands of manufacturers of custom transformers throughout the United States. But not all are the same: there are high volume production houses and also those that specialize in prototypes and short runs.

According to Dennis Getter, president of Dimensions Unlimited, a company that ships 25,000 DC to AC power inverters every year, it is not unusual for an OEM to utilize multiple suppliers for custom transformers. However, for prototype and short runs, he turns to Nicollet Technologies (www.nictec.com) for the turnaround, service, reliability and price point he needs.

Dimensions offers a complete line of inverters capable of powering virtually any type of equipment. The bulk of the company’s inverters are 12 to 24VDC with an output of 120 or 120/240VAC. They also produce high voltage industrial products up to 300VDC input.

“Each different input voltage and each power level require a different electrical transformer winding scheme,” explains Getter. “Although we utilize three custom houses, Nicollet Technologies is considered our ‘short run’ house for its ability to respond quickly with good customer service and design capability at the right price.”

A custom transformer design and build firm, Nicollet Technologies specializes in OEM prototypes and short runs. Since 1969, Nicollet has produced more than 3500 different OEM designs for many industries.

According to Getter, the company began using Nicollet shortly after it started inverter development in 1986. Since then, Nicollet has produced hundreds of designs for the company.

Getter cites a recent challenge for the U.S. Marine Corp. and its Humvee that stretched the capabilities of both companies. Dimensions needed to produce an inverter at 10,000 watts for the vehicle that could withstand immersion in water up to 3 feet and still be able to be powered up within 15 minutes of exiting the water.

“The inverter had to pass the military’s immersion test and then still work properly, so we had to seal all the electronics including the power transformer,” says Getter.

The challenge for Nicollet was to find a method of waterproofing the power transformer without changing the envelope or size of the unit, while on a tight deadline.

“After a lot of experimentation, they found a special epoxy resin that allowed the coil to be waterproofed and ultimately the inverter passed the testing,” says Getter. “But this was definitely a stretch for both of us. The fact that they could find a solution in a short time was significant.”

In another recent example of “drop everything” turnaround, Nicollet was asked to produce a new electrical transformer design in two days. The product was ready for pick-up on a Saturday.

“We were on a tight deadline,” says Getter. “That’s the kind of above and beyond service an OEM needs.”

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SAVASTAT-USA CEO Featured In International Publication PM Network

Mary Ann Shatto the President/CEO of Savastat-USA is to be featured by PM Network magazine in the September issue for the article “From the Top.” With Savastat-USA’s focus on commercial and industrial physical water treatment applications and boiler energy conservation and the need to reach facility directors the target audience of PM Network is ideal.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- Mary Ann Shatto the President/CEO of Savastat-USA is to be featured by PM Network, an award-winning monthly 84-page professional magazine that is mailed to more than 130,000 PMI members in the September issue for the article “From the Top.” The feature of Mrs. Shatto, titled “Mobile Management,” will spotlight Savastat-USA’s CEO management style and focus on project management. With Savastat-USA’s focus on commercial and industrial physical water treatment applications and boiler energy conservation and the need to reach facility directors the target audience of PM Network is ideal. PM Network articles offer real-world information presented as current case histories, lessons learned, trends from around the world, and new tools and techniques.

With the audience of the institute's more than 165,000 members, who work in 120 countries Mary Ann Shatto was given a unique opportunity to spotlight the assets that her company offers their nationwide dealer network and clients. Since PMI sets professional standards, conducts research and provides access to a wealth of information and resources, being featured in their magazine provides instant credibility for a company that has a strong proven product line and management team but until the summer of 2005 has been “under the radar on the national level.

When asked what she thought of the recent attention the Mary Ann replied “When first notified, I was extremely nervous but proud and excited. This is a great opportunity and hopefully the beginning of more media attention for the benefits of the energy saving products and physical water treatment technology that we provide the US market. Most of the competitive countries in Europe and Asia take for granted the products we are the distributor of for reducing energy consumption, maintenance and other costs that can significantly impact a company’s bottom line. In several countries there are laws making it mandatory or monetary incentives for businesses to use our technologies. The US business market has always cried out for the need of technology that provides the benefits that we offer, but have been slow to embrace its arrival. The US businesses we work with love the results and have been great advocates, which has a lot to do with the attention we are receiving now.”

Savastat-USA has also sponsored recent events like the two successful regional energy seminars in South Carolina and Kentucky where the inventors of the Savastat products were flown in from Europe to be keynote speakers. An impressive list of attendees from the federal and state government sectors as well as dealer's representatives, potential customers from the business and education communities, along with close work with the DOE (Federal Department of Energy’s) Rebuild America and Energy Smart Schools programs and Energy Star has solidified Savastat-USA’s market position in the US.

Savastat-USA’s work to provide an integrated strategic message across multiple media channels led to being featured in PM Network magazine; a magazine that has won ASBPE, APEX and Communicator awards for writing and design excellence and in 2004 placed in the top 25 best issues in the Tabbie Awards (Trade, Association and Business Publications International). 2 press releases from early summer 2005 garnered over 200,000 readers in over 1,800 industry specific and regional media outlets providing the initial life for the national marketing campaign. Savastat-USA’s marketing director stated “our future gets brighter every day.”

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The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry, Section 4: How to Select the Right Filter and Reduce Your Waste Disposal Costs

The objective of any filter is not to remove all particulate from the fluid stream. The size of particulate to be removed should be determined by the quality objective or system protection requirements. Removing particulate below the level identified for a specific system is a costly and unnecessary exercise with little or no return on investment.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- Will the stream be reintroduced into the process? If so, what contaminate levels will yield cost effective efficiency? The residual level of solids in the product filtrate will vary for each application. Understanding the limitations that varying solids levels will impose on the process is essential to determine the cost benefits of filtration systems. It is important to utilize filtration expertise along with process knowledge to gain the most from a filtration system.

Protecting a process through filtration has many more variables to consider. A fundamental question is what size particle can cause erosion in downstream equipment. Another is at what level of solids will deposits build up in the low, slow flow areas.

Two other important factors to consider when designing or selecting a filtration system are environmental/safety concerns and waste disposal costs. Environmental regulations governing fugitive emissions have become much more stringent in recent decades, and will be even more rigorous in the future.

In the United States, ultra low sulfur diesel and gasoline fuel requirement become effective in 2004/2005. Companies are also faced with increasing worries over lawsuits from workers exposed to hazardous materials and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Waste disposal costs have risen dramatically in recent years, partially because of the stricter environmental regulations. The following discussion provides an overview or current technologies available for both disposable and cleanable filter systems.

The next article (section 5) will examine disposable and cleanable filter media, and what the differences are between the two.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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TR Cutler Discusses Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers in Tooling & Production Magazine

Institute Discusses Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers in Tooling & Production Magazine

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- The August issue of Tooling & Production highlights, “Leaning ETO Project Management.” The term engineer-to-order (ETO) denotes a style of manufacturing rather than a specific industry segment. Other synonymous terms are “project-based” or “custom” manufacturers. ETO companies typically have distinct characteristics about the way they conduct business that differentiate them from discrete or repetitive manufacturers.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires a unique set of item numbers, bills of material, and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months or even years. Unlike standard products, the customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Engineering changes are a way of life. Material is purchased not for inventory but for a specific project. All actual costs are allocated to a project and tracked against the original estimate. Once complete, the product is typically installed at the customer’s site. In most cases, aftermarket services continue throughout the life of the product.”

The ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) is an independent organization committed to helping North American engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers compete more effectively in an increasingly competitive global environment. Our resources section provides a list of articles and white papers focused on manufacturing and, in particular, engineer-to-order. The bulletin board provides a forum for organizations to share ideas and information and to discuss challenges and business issues.

Thomas R. Cutler
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Shelving Concepts Acquires Dixie Shelving, Dura Rack, Expands Into Manufacturing

Shelving Concepts has acquired Houston-based companies Dixie Shelving and Dura Rack.

Houston, TX (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 15, 2021 -- Shelving Concepts, a provider of business storage systems for industry and offices, has acquired Houston-based Dixie Shelving, a manufacturer of shelving systems. Shelving Concepts also acquired Dura Rack, which markets a broad range of shelving and racking storage equipment.

Shelving Concepts plans to retain the Dixie Shelving name and fold all manufacturing operations into Shelving Concepts' 44,000 square-foot facilities at 944 Fisher Street in Houston. Coincidentally, Shelving Concepts purchased the Fisher Street facility from Dixie Shelving in 2000.

“The addition of Dixie Shelving is the realization of a long-term goal to add the manufacturing operations of a well-respected and high-quality brand to our portfolio,” said Tom Amoruso, president and CEO of Shelving Concepts. “We have marketed and installed Dixie Shelving since starting this company 18 years ago, so we couldn't be more proud to call Dixie Shelving our own.”

When manufacturing is in full operation, the number of employees at Shelving Concepts is expected to increase by 33 percent.

Dixie Shelving was established in 1958 and has built a national and international clientele for the popular Dixie Shelving line of standard metal shelving.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the consumption of material handling systems in America exceeds $60 billion per year, with employment topping 300,000 workers. According to the Material Handling Industry of America, continued industrial restructuring and realignment will provide substantial real growth potential for material handling systems providers, helping to keep the industry one of America's largest and fastest growing.

Editor's note: A high-resolution photo is available for download at http://www.keeneypr.com/attachments/files/21/Tom%20Amoruso.jpg

About Shelving Concepts
Founded by Tom Amoruso in 1987, Houston-based Shelving Concepts' storage solutions include industrial metal shelving, warehouse pallet rack, office filing systems, mobile filing and storage systems and cantilever racks. Shelving Concepts designs, manufactures and markets business storage solutions that make a major impact on its customers' operational efficiency and keep industry and offices organized. Get more information at www.shelvingconcepts.com or call 800.474.3531.

Contact:
Dan Keeney, APR
DPK Public Relations
832-467-2904

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How Three Manufacturing Companies Achieve Competitive Business Performance

Increased market saturation and strong international competition are the challenges affecting the manufacturing industry nowadays. R. Stahl, Velleuer and William Blythe are three companies to face them. They acquired Professional Planner Finance and since then they have successfully met the industry requirements

(PRWEB) August 15, 2021 -- Producing companies need to launch innovations in less time than their competitors do, reduce production costs as much as possible but without risking the product quality, to guarantee their product leaderships. R.Stahl, Velleuer and William Blythe, all active in the manufacturing industry, show how they could remedy their problems by deploying the same system: Professional Planner Finance, the solution for integrated business planning.

Manufacturing success
R. Stahl ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers in the fields of explosion protection and material handling. The Group, comprising 30 companies worldwide, was lacking an integrated planning system, i.e. profit & loss, cash budget and balance sheet planning for their monthly reporting facilitating target/actual comparisons of cash flow, balance sheet and profit data for every individual subsidiary as well as the entire enterprise. After an intensive selection process, the enterprise management decided to purchase Professional Planner Finance. ''The advantage of this integrated reporting system is that Professional Planner generates the contents of the reports reliably, flexibly and professionally providing profit and loss statements, balance sheet accounts and cash flow data as a "unified whole"! Using Professional Planner, the enterprise reporting at R. Stahl has gained in quality and speed", states Adelheid Dietl, Head of Reporting, R. Stahl.

For nearly 100 years, Velleuer has been producing springs. The high-quality products are very popular in the automobile or electronic industries and also with manufactures of locks and heaters as they resist extreme pressure. With more than 140 employees, the German company belongs to the larger companies in this sector of industry.
„Our products are all out of one hand, we even make our tools for manufacturing ourselves. This is why we are able to satisfy highest demands and therefore most of our customers have been with
us for many years”, explains Rainer Müller, Managing Director, Velleuer.

The economic conditions have changed considerably. Special certifications are required to supply the European and US-American automobile industry. In order to obtain these certifications, it is compulsory to set up a business plan or to calculate key figures. They opted for Professional Planner to make sound financial data for corporate planning, budget/actual comparisons during the period or for more years as well as forecasts available at the push of a button.
„You have to know your company very well to be able to succeed in competition. Professional Planner enables us to combine actual and historic data. Our calculation process not only became more accurate but also significantly faster“, summarizes Rainer Müller.

William Blythe, headquartered in Accrington, England, manufactures a comprehensive range of inorganic chemicals for a wide scope of industries. The company achieved good results exporting and editing data from its ERP system. However, observing financial conventions and performing sensitive analyses together with multiple comparisons significantly limited the performance. Having acquired Professional Planner, they save time in drawing up budgets leaving more time for analysis.

"Professional Planner´s greatest contribution is to allow the senior management more time to consider alternatives being a flexible and robust tool for financial evaluation, which respects the structure and operation of our business“, says Teresa Pepper, Director Finance & Administration William Blythe.

WINTERHELLER software GmbH
www.professionalplanner.com

WINTERHELLER software was founded in 1988 by Prof. Dr. Manfred Winterheller, a renowned expert in business administration. The company develops and sells Professional PlannerTM - a software platform for planning, analysis, reporting and consolidation. Professional Planner links the consolidation world to the planning/reporting world, thus providing a complete integration of planning, reporting and consolidation.
Professional PlannerTM is based upon the technological advancement of OLAP. This new technology – OLCAP for the first time facilitates multidimensional calculations, completely supports your planning process and provides real-time simulations. Furthermore, Professional Planner is compatible with SAP and all common ERP systems.
More than 4,500 companies worldwide are deploying Professional Planner. Our clients are companies of all sizes and sectors of industry.

Among clients in Austria are: Duropack AG, Grazer Stadtwerke, Konica Minolta, baumax AG, Danube University Krems, Cosmos, Lebenshilfe Salzburg.
Among clients in Germany are: German Football League, FC Bayern München, Premiere, Thomas Cook, Viessmann, Siemens, Lueg AG, WDR mediagroup.
Among international clients are: Brau Union Hungary, British Telecom The Netherlands, Hutchinson Technology USA, Migros Basel Switzerland, Virbac Group France, Canon Spain.

For further information, please contact:
Nieves Cascón
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WINTERHELLER software GmbH
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The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry; Section 3: Cooling and Amine Systems

Petroleum Industry Cooling Systems and how they can affect system instrumentation and efficiency.

(PRWEB) August 14, 2021 -- Cooling Systems: Cooling systems accumulate airborne dirt and other contaminants that can affect system instrumentation and efficiency. Dirt and iron fouling can rob the system of the required heat transfer capacity and increase frictional hydraulic losses. Cooling systems with inefficient filtration can result in the need for labor-intensive tower cleanouts and heat exchanger refurbishing. Efficient systems will extend equipment life and maintain maximum heat transfer. Removal of 98% of particles of 10 µ and larger is recommended for effective cooling water filtration.

Tubular backwashing systems provide economical method of automated solids removal with minimal backwash volumes. Clean cooling water reduces manual cleanouts, reduces chemical consumption, helps eliminate instrument plugging, and maximizes cooling efficiency. If space is at a premium, tubular systems are available in a nonlinear configuration. For example, the Ronningen-Petter AFR Series tubular backwashing pressure filter has a 1m² footprint.

Amine Systems: Amine systems require filtration to remove contaminants such as pipe scale, iron sulfide, and salt precipitants from the process. If the amine is dark amber to greenish in color, the stream is dirty. For maximum efficiency, the amine stream should be as clear as fresh water. Contaminant removal greatly increases amine efficiency and reduces the system's operating costs.

Problems created by dirty or unfiltered mine include iron sulfides that cause foaming in towers. Contaminants that collect on tower trays reduce efficiency and increase pressure drop across the tower. Solids that build up in the flash drum reduce the available liquid area, which results in incomplete separation of hydrocarbons and amine. Contaminants in the surge drum result in a constant supply of new solids in the flow. When particles settle out, they collect in piping, tanks, heat exchangers, and reboilers causing increasing corrosion, plugging, and fouling of the equipment and poor heat transfer.

Typically, disposable media are used on the lean amine loop and backwashing filters on the rich amine loop. When considering disposables, proper media selection will have the most direct effect on system efficiency and therefore cost effectiveness. For example, nominal efficiency media are not effective because too much dirt passes through the filter. Polypropylene media traps oils and can become blind before the full dirt holding capacity is reached.

For a typical 20% side stream, base the filter system size on flow rates recommended for the type of media used. The optimum flowrate is a compromise between cost and dirt holding. The slower the flowrate, the more dirt the media will hold. If there are oils in the amine or if the temperature exceeds 180˚ F (82˚ C), cellulose or polyester media are recommended; cellulose will generally cost less.

If the amine system has not been filtered or if there are signs of high dirt loading (again, a green or amber color) filtration is highly recommended. To reduce costs, stage the cleaning process. Begin with media that will eliminate larger µ particulate, and step the process gradually into smaller retentions with each change out, ending ultimately with retentions in the 5 - 10 µ range. To keep the system at optimum performance, use high efficiency, absolute rated media at a maximum of 10 µ.

Although more prevalent on the sulfur rich side, backwashing, or self-cleaning tubular systems are ideal for both the rich and lean sides of the amine loop because they eliminate operator exposure and disposal of often-hazardous spent bags or cartridges. The closed system benefits of a backwashing filter are especially important when on the rich side of the amine loop because of the elimination of operator exposure to the highly toxic sulfur being removed.

Backwashing filters should be sized at a flux rate of approximately 4 - 8 gpm/ft². The filter media should be 5 or 10 µ, high efficiency (+98%) filter elements constructed of single layer sintered wire mesh. When the filter is installed on a dirty system, it will typically backwash continuously for the first two to three days. Then, the backwash interval will start to increase and within a week, the amine will be clean and the backwash interval will increase to eight hours or more.

Backwashing filters are self-correcting during and after upsets. During upset conditions, the filter will start backwashing continuously. Once the process returns to normal, backwash interval times will also return to normal. The next article (section 4) will examine how to select the right filter for your process requirements.

For questions about Industrial Filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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Optimally Designed Robust Commercial Doors

Roller Shutter Doors is one of the best door manufacturing company producing High Speed Doors, Over Head Doors for Industrial use and application.

(PRWEB) August 13, 2021 -- Commercial doors must fulfill demands of the rough and tough arena of the commercial scenario where robustness and cost effectiveness are the ultimate directives. Optimally designed commercial doors often give your office a better look and efficiency.

Kaiser Doors, the leading manufacturers of commercial doors, have developed their commercial doors keeping in mind the needs of light and heavy commercial applications where structural performance, water resistance, thermal performance and security concerns are critical factors. Every minute detail has been taken into account while manufacturing of these doors.

A commercial door should necessarily have some important features such as durability, aesthetic appeal, performance and flexibility. Each door is precision made in accordance with the customer specification and requirement. Kaiser’s are the best commercial doors in UK with respect to the overall functional design that includes huge expanse, sturdy hinges, and various hardware options. Each of their commercial doors undergoes stringent quality tests laid down by international standards authorities.

Commercial doors are specially customized for resistance against fire, water, chemical effects, corrosion, pressure or blast and missile. Besides, there are commercial doors for specific applications such as acoustical doors, sight dividers, radiation shield doors, car wash doors, traffic doors, or any other kind of doors, you name it we have it. These rugged doors are fabricated in materials like steel, wood, fiberglass, lead, vinyl, canvas, glass and stainless steel as per the application requirements. These doors offer ease of operation and versatility. They are styled to maintain natural airflow but at the same time security is a major concerned. It is ensured that there is no chance for forced break-ins.

There are several types of commercial doors. E.g. High-speed doors reduce energy costs, create more comfortable environment and improve productivity due to their high operating speeds. Then there are fire doors that help checking damage caused by fire hazards by blocking flames and harmful gases. The strip doors are extremely durable and can withstand the wear and tear in high-traffic areas that destroy automatic door opening systems. Industrial doors are made keeping in mind industry specifications and heavy-duty applications.

Kaiser Doors have a successful track record of commercial doors installations in commercial systems as diverse as warehouses, fire stations, municipal buildings, recreational facilities, multipurpose buildings, restaurants, theatres, retails stores, car washes, Government buildings, food processing plants, chemical manufacturing plants etc., spread all over UK.

For more information please visit www.rollershutterdoors.com.

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Uptrend International Revolutionizes the Manufacturing and Sourcing of Furniture and Accessories Imports from China

Uptrend International is a Hong Kong registered company specifically set up to assist buyers of furniture and accessories with their imports from China.

LAUGHLIN, NV (PRWEB) August 15, 2021 -- Uptrend International is a Hong Kong registered company specifically set up to assist buyers of furniture and accessories with their imports from China.

Roy Bruce, a manufacturer with over twenty years experience in the Philippines, said that it is very difficult for someone without experience to import from China, due to vast cultural and language difficulties. "In fact, over the past five years we have seen so many would-be importers simply give up, despite the high profits on the imported goods, they found they could not deal with all the issues," adds Bruce.

Uptrend International handles the initial design work, manufacturing of samples and small production runs through their English speaking office and factory in Cebu, Philippines. They have a very experienced design team that utilizes computer aided drawing (CAD) plus hand drawn color and shaded designs. Once the designs are fully tested and approved by the customer, the samples are built and shown in High Point and other venues and the customer able to place orders for larger production runs. The CAD drawings and samples are then transferred to the China office for production where Uptrend is able to quickly setup and run huge quantities in with a reduction in price of between 20 to 40 percent compared to their Philippine factory.

Bruce adds, "We are one of very few companies in Asia with extensive furniture manufacturing experience that is also in the position to offer a full English speaking design and sourcing service that ships from China. Our service vastly reduces risk for the US importer. While most of our customers never visit China, for those that want to, we meet them at our office in Hong Kong and escort them 'stress free' to any location in China."

For more information, contact Roy Bruce at 702-987-3084 or visit the company's website at http://www.uptrendinternational.net

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FD Johnson Names VP Operations

The FD Johnson Company, has announced Doug Karpowicz has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. Karpowicz's initial focus will be standardizing process management while continuing to maintain the high quality of customer support that is the hallmark of FD Johnson.

(PRWEB) August 13, 2021 -- The FD Johnson Company, Solon based national leader in industrial lubrication applications since 1933, today announced Doug Karpowicz has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. Karpowicz’s initial focus will be standardizing process management while continuing to maintain the high quality of customer support that is the hallmark of FD Johnson.

Karpowicz has extensive experience in the areas of management, operations and marketing with the lubrication and distribution industry. With an MBA from Cleveland State University, he most recently held management positions at Lubriquip Inc., a division of IDEX Corp. and Rexnord Corporation.

"I’m extremely pleased to have Doug onboard and complete our executive team," said John Robson, CEO at FD Johnson. "Doug comes to us with a reputation of business operations excellence, his leadership will prove invaluable as we continue to grow beyond our traditional markets and seek to improve our customer service."

"FD Johnson has a culture that puts customers first, that will be a big motivator in continuing to improve our overall business model,” said Karpowicz. "The depth of experience each employee at FDJ brings to the table impressed me. This level of expertise will help expedite our goals of improving customer satisfaction."

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August 15, 2021

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire Announces New Addition To Blizzak Family Of Winter Tires

Nashville, Tenn. (August 15, 2021) - Does severe winter weather keep you trapped indoors? Not anymore. Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has announced the newest member of the Blizzak family of winter tires, the Bridgestone® Blizzak™ Revo1 with UNI-T® Technology. The Blizzak Revo1 tires are designed for severe ice or snow conditions and allow a solid grip on wet and dry roads.

The tire contains Tube Multicell compound, which greatly improves the tire’s ice performance in most slippery conditions. Bite particles embedded in the Tube Multicell compound help grab the ice while the Tube Multicell compound cuts through and disperses the water. A cross-riblet surface provides ice traction for a new tire until the Tube Multicell compound is exposed.

Zigzag sipes contribute to upgraded traction on ice through drainage and edge effect, and 3D sipes improve dry performance while maintaining snow, ice and wet traction.

The Blizzak Revo1 is available in 11 Q-speed rated sizes and has a non-directional tread design for the 65-60 series and a directional tread design for the 55-45 series.

The new sizes, and their popular 2005 vehicle fitments, are:


Size Popular 2005 Vehicle Fitment

185/65R15 88 Q
Toyota Corolla CE(03-05), Prius(04-05)

195/65R15 91 Q
VW Golf (05)/Passat GL(05), Volvo S60(01-05)/V70 2.4(02-05), Chrysler PT Cruiser(01-05), Honda Accord DX(03-05), Mazda 3(04-05), Pontiac Sunfire(05), Toyota Corolla LE(04-05)/S(03-05)

205/65R15 94 Q
Chevrolet Malibu(04-05), Chrysler Sebring(05), Honda Accord LX(03-05), Hyundai Sonata(03-05), Pontiac Grand Am SE(04-05), Toyota Camry LE(00-05)/Solara SE(05)

195/60R15 88 Q
Hyundai Elantra GLS/GT(03-05), Chevrolet Cobalt(05), Ford Focus(05), Honda Civic EX/LX(04-05), KIA Spectra(05), Nissan Sentra 1.8(05), Saturn ION2(03-05), Toyota Celica GT(00-05)

215/65R16 98 Q
Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe(05), Toyota Sienna CE/LE/XLE(04-05), Hyundai Tucson(05), Chrysler Town & Country Limited/Touring(03-05), Dodge Grand Caravan(03-05), Volvo XC70(03-05)

215/60R16 95 Q
Mazda MPV LX(03-05), Chevrolet Malibu LT(04-05), Ford Taurus(02-05), Honda Accord Hybrid(05), Lexus ES300(04-05)/GS300(96-05), Mercury Sable GS/LS(01-05), Nissan Altima 2.5(05), Pontiac G6(05), Toyota Camry XLE(02-05), Solara SLE(04-05), Subaru Forester(03-05)

205/60R16 92 Q
Chrysler Sebring(05), Dodge Stratus(03-05), Honda Accord EX(03-05)/LX(03-05), Hyundai Sonata GLS/LX(02-05)/XG350(02-05), Mazda 6(04-05), Suzuki Verona LX/EX(05)

225/60R16 98 Q
Buick Century(05)/LaCrosse CX/CXL(05), LeSabre Celebration Edition(05)/Park Avenue Prestige package (04-05), Cadillac Deville(96-05)/DHS(00-05), Chevrolet Impala(00-05), Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS(01-05)/LT(05), Ford Crown Victoria(03-05), Mercury Grand Marquis GS(04-05)/LS(05), Pontiac Bonneville SE(04-05), Pontiac Grand Prix(05), Subaru Outback 2.5(05), Ford Freestar S/SE(04-05), Kia Amanti(04-05)

205/55R16 91 Q
BMW 325(01-05), Mercedes C240/320(01-05), VW GTi 1.8(02-05)/New Beetle(01-05)/Passat(05), Volvo S40 2.4/T5(05)/V50(05)/V70 2.5T(04-05), Acura RSX(02-05), Chevrolet Cavalier(04-05)/Cobalt LS/LT(05), Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible/Limited Platinum Edition(05), Honda Civic Si(04-05), Hyundai Tiburon(03-05), Lexus IS300, Mazda 3(04-05), Mitsubishi Eclipse(01-05), Pontiac Sunfire(05)/Vibe(03-05), SAAB 9-2X(05), Saturn ION3(03-05), Subaru Impreza RS/WRX(05)/Legacy 2.5(05), Toyota Matrix XR(03-05)

215/55R16 93 Q
Saturn L300(05), Audi A4 1.8T(03-05)/3.0 (02-05), SAAB 9-3(03-05),/9-5 2.3(05), Volvo S60 2.5(05)/S80 2.5(05)

225/45R17 91 Q
Audi TT(03-05), Jaguar X(02-05), Mercedes C230 Kompressor(05)/C320 Sport(04-05)/CLK500(05), AMG C55/CLK55/SLK55(05), Subaru Impreza WRX STi(04-05)

UNI-T is an acronym for “Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology” found only in Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and select associate brand tires. One of its core technologies is a Computer Optimized Component System, CO·CS, which uses a super computer to help determine an ideal combination of tread design, casing shape, materials and construction for a particular application. The use of L.L. Carbon, or Long Link Carbon, an advanced form of carbon black, produces a stronger tire, better able to resist cracking, chipping, tearing and excessive wear.

About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC:
Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.

For downloadable images of the tire, please visit:
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August 12, 2021

Housing Boom Translates into Triple-Digit Growth for Austin Yard Sign Company

Super Cheap Signs, a leading online distributor of custom yard signs, announced triple-digit growth for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company credits real estate investments and immigration as fuel for the trend.

(PRWEB) August 12, 2021 -- Super Cheap Signs, an Austin-based yard sign company announced that it has achieved triple-digit growth for the fourth consecutive quarter.

“We are thrilled that Super Cheap Signs has proven its value to consumers across the United States,” said Jon Holmquist, President and CEO of Super Cheap Signs. “We're confident that as the housing boom continues, businesses and individuals alike will continue to seek high-quality, affordable means to market their properties.”

The increase in individuals seeking real estate investment properties, and immigration are just two of the trends fueling Super Cheap Signs' growth. With decreased returns in stocks and bonds, record-low interest rates and increases in demand due to demographic shifts, individuals are turning more and more to real estate as a stable investment (e.g., real estate investment clubs have grown fourfold since 2002).

“Individual investors represent approximately 40% of our business,” said Holmquist. “This group has communicated clearly that they need a simple, fast and affordable solution and our online process has proven to meet their every need. More than 60% of our business comes from our website.”

In addition, immigration is reported to create the need for 300,000 new housing units every year, and with it, an increase in demand for yard signs, banners, and magnetic signs.

“Developers recognize that an increase in demand means a more competitive market,” said Holmquist. “And the more competitive a market, the more important it is to grab your target's attention quickly, effectively and efficiently. Yard signs, sometimes called bandit signs, are the perfect medium.”

With neither trend showing an end in sight, Holmquist is excited about future growth opportunities. To better accommodate customer needs, Super Cheap Signs has added business cards and door hangers especially for the real estate investor.

“Super Cheap Signs continues to invest in the best technological solutions to better serve our clients,” said Holmquist. “Our new online order process—to be launched this fall—will be the best the industry has to offer. I predict our market share and revenues will continue to grow at double digit paces as more and more clients tell others about our premium products and affordable prices.”

About Super Cheap Signs
Super Cheap Signs has been providing professional corrugated plastic yard signs, vinyl banners, and vehicle magnetics at affordable prices since 1991. Based in Austin, Texas, Super Cheap Signs provides fast, reliable online service to real estate professionals and small business owners across the country. For more information, visit www.SuperCheapSigns.com.

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“Western Experts Did Not Distinguish Themselves” - American Firms Counseling Chinese Companies on US Acquisitions “Must do Better”

In an article published today in China Business, global communications expert Josef Blumenfeld calls on Chinese businesses to learn from Haier and CNOOC's mistakes. Published in Chinese, Blumenfeld's article also points the finger at the American companies who failed their Chinese clients writing, "there is plenty of blame to go around."

(PRWEB) August 12, 2021 -- In an article published today in China Business, Global Communications Expert Josef Blumenfeld, founder of Tradewind Strategies, calls on Chinese businesses to learn from the mistakes made during acquisition attempts by Haier and CNOOC and to adapt future efforts to the requirements of the US market. Published in Chinese, Blumenfeld also highlights the shortcomings of US firms that counseled both Chinese companies.

“There is plenty of blame to go around for this outcome and not all of it is for China – the Western advisors both Chinese companies hired share in that blame,” Blumenfeld writes.

“A great deal of prestige was squandered by these two losing efforts,” Blumenfeld explains. “Both the Chinese companies and the American firms they hired to help them secure these acquisitions lost face. As China's business community continues to recognize that it needs assistance with US efforts, it is imperative that the US companies serving that community provide the best counsel possible. While the legal and banking aspects of the deals may have been covered, these deals had no chance of winning the public relations battles that erupted – effectively ending any possibility of success.”

In China Business, Blumenfeld points to an August 3 editorial in the Financial Times that said “'surprisingly, given the importance of China to so many US companies, there was no sign of a balancing pro-China' message to counter Chevron's opposition to CNOOC's bid for Unocal.” He continues, “this was a PR failure more than anything. I'm surprised the PR and communications teams at the investment banking firms CNOOC and Haier tapped did not see this coming. Had they helped their clients weather the firestorm of controversy these bids ignited, those firms might not have lost out on millions of dollars in service fees.”

“By honestly and thoroughly assessing what went wrong in both efforts to acquire two very different companies,” Blumenfeld writes, “Chinese businesses and those they count on for advice and counsel can help ensure that the next chapter in China-US business is” successful. Blumenfeld continues, “the Chinese are recognizing that they need help in the US market, the American companies that serve China's businesses must, however, do better in helping them achieve their goals. There is remarkable talent at China's disposal – it is time for that talent to help China succeed.”

About Tradewind Strategies
Tradewind Strategies was founded by Josef Blumenfeld, a strategic communications professional with experience managing PR agencies and programs in 28 countries on six continents. As international markets continue to grow in importance, there is a growing need for experienced, global communications professionals. Tradewind Strategies is a consultancy that allows companies to identify international marketing resources and to expand their public relations and communications programs into these new and growing international markets. Clients have including global PR agencies, corporate global giants such as Wal-Mart and Philips, and smaller companies – both in the US, as well as in international markets. Blumenfeld has been quoted in worldwide press, including Fortune, The New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, China Business, Xinhua, Globo (Brazil), Media (Hong Kong), UPI, CMO, and Inc. More information can be found at www.tradewindstrategies.com

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August 11, 2021

Warning: Men May Smell Your Age - Nine Ways to Appear Younger and More Sensual Before You Get Out the Shower

Recent news releases have focused on a study that shows that men perceive women to be as much as six years younger after smelling certain aromas. For example, the fruity aroma of grapefruit may be able to shave years off a woman's appearance. For women tempted to do an unscientific test of the study results themselves, Body Licks Cosmetics (www.bodylickscosmetics.com) has developed a unique luxury line of nine tantalizing exfoliating scrubs, including a version of Pink Grapefruit that incorporates the succulent and refreshing scent of grapefruit for an invigorating, fun, and sensual experience. See related story: “Smell of Grapefruit Helps Women Look Younger - A new study shows that the fruity aroma from grapefruit may be able to shave years off a woman's appearance.” March 24, 2022 (Atlanta) – Web MD http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/106/108196.htm

(PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- Do you smell as good as you look? Before you say yes, you may want to consider recent research from the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago that focused on men who perceived women to be as much as six years younger after smelling certain aromas. For example, the fruity aroma of grapefruit may be able to shave years off a woman's appearance. Though this new study may have some women reaching for the perfect scent in effort to appear younger, Body Licks Cosmetics (www.bodylickscosmetics.com) has developed a unique luxury line of nine exfoliating body scrubs in tantalizing fragrances that will peak anyone's interest. For women tempted to do an unscientific test of the study results themselves, Body Licks has also developed their version of Pink Grapefruit that incorporates the succulent and refreshing scent of grapefruit for an invigorating, fun, and sensual experience.

A fun way to test the theory yourself, you can choose from a selection of nine indulgent exfoliating scrubs or choose from three collections (each with three jars): delectable After Hours Collection, invigorating Refresh Collection, or a sumptuous Day Dream Collection.

Day Dream Collection
1. Guava Sugar - Light, refreshing, tropical delight perfect for any time day or night

2. Sweet Honeysuckle Scrub - Tantalizing and uplifting, light summery aromas

3. Toasted Almond Scrub - Sweet buttercream and light almond aromas

Refresh Collection
4. Summer Glow Scrub - Leaves a light shimmer and emits radiant looking skin with a light citrus scent

5. Pink Grapefruit - Succulent sweet scent of pink grapefruit, a refreshing fruity aroma

6. Crisp Breeze - This is what "clean and refreshed" smells like, crisp, light and, fresh

After Hours Collection
7. Chocolate Marshmallow Scrub - A luscious chocolate fragrance with a hint of marshmallow

8. Dulce De Leche Scrub - A blend of sugar and caramel-like fragrances, like the dessert originated in Argentina

9. Cocoa Mint Scrub - Infusion of chocolate and invigorating peppermint fragrances also great for pedicures

Body Licks Exfoliating Scrub is an evolution in exfoliating scrubs. An all in one scrub that gently exfoliates, lightly lathers, and beautifully renews the skin. This first-of-kind luxury collection is uniquely blended with pure Shea Butter to soften, protect, and restore the skin's natural elasticity. No extra steps to get clean and exfoliate. Finally a product that lets women exfoliate before or after shaving without the painful sting caused by most body scrubs. There is no need to exfoliate – shave – then separately lather your body clean. Made with natural sugar grains, this non greasy, sumptuous exfoliating body scrub has enticing fragrances and moisturizers that gently polish and smooth the skin. Delight your senses and uplift your spirit with a sumptuous treat that is likely to turn heads. Body Licks is also introducing a line of Whipped Body Butter and Pure Moisture Body Wash made with pure Shea Butter. For more details visit www.bodylickscosmetics.com.


About Body Licks Cosmetics:
Body Licks Cosmetics is a new brand launch designed to create superior quality products and fulfill unmet needs of it’s end customers. The company’s mission is
to develop products that have distinct benefits and solve common problems not addressed by other products on the market. Body Licks Cosmetics are manufactured by Halcyon Enterprise Inc. Body Licks primarily services the wholesale market. Retail sales are available through the www.bodylickscosmetics.com website, fine retail stores, and specialty shops. Body Licks is a trademark of Halcyon Enterprise Inc.


Contact:
Sharon Brown, President
Body Licks Cosmetics
914-661-1238
www.bodylickscosmetics.com

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When Service Is More Than Just A Word – Excelsior’s Individual Solutions for Special Business Are Leading Customers To Success

If software is an essential part of your product or solution which has been on the market for 10 or more years, you are surely familiar with the challenges analytic ag from Zuerich, Switzerland faced in late 1990s...

Novosibirsk – Zuerich (PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- If software is an essential part of your product or solution which has been on the market for 10 or more years, you are surely familiar with the challenges analytic ag from Zuerich, Switzerland faced in late 1990s. Tool vendors no longer exist or do not support their old products, customers want modern graphical interface and interoperability with the latest third-party software, staffing becomes a problem because good, ambitious programmers want to use the latest and greatest technologies, and so on. You begin to think that the only way to catch up with the younger competition is to throw away the old code and hire some young talent to write new from scratch. Fortunately, there exist also less expensive, evolutionary approaches.

Excelsior, LLC from Novosibirsk, Russia, known mostly for its Java Virtual Machine product called Excelsior JET, also acts as a provider of individual software solutions for special business. Today, analytic ag is one of Excelsior’s satisfied customers.

“Analytic ag is a software developer, which started as a data processing center 33 years ago,” said Oskar Herber, founder and Managing Director of analytic ag. “Today we are selling a software suite that automates production of various documentation used in the window manufacturing process. We have hundreds of users, window manufacturers as well as trading companies, in Switzerland and also in some other European countries.”

In analytic’s solution, the whole variety of window types, parts, methods of construction, price calculation and manufacturing documents circulation is hold in original data bases and is maintained with hundreds of programs implementing the industrial know-how. The software has a long history. The original version was developed for the first personal computers and has survived several migrations from one platform to another.

The cooperation with Excelsior started in May 2000, when analytic intended to make another modernization of the software. Driven by customer demand, analytic needed to port their programs from MS-DOS to Windows and design more usable graphic interfaces. The then current version of the software was written in TopSpeed Modula-2, so Excelsior has offered its ISO Modula-2 compiler called XDS as a destination for migration.

“During the past five years, we have migrated analytic’s TopSpeed/MS-DOS Modula-2 code comprising the core business logic to XDS Modula-2 on the Windows 2000/XP platform and integrated it with the new graphical user interface made in Delphi, which greatly improved usability,” said Mr. Vitaly Tsikoza, Project Manager for Excelsior. “We have also introduced modern technologies into software organization, maintenance, and deployment.” The relationship between the two companies has proved so successful that Excelsior is now responsible for the improvement and further development of analytic’s main applications.

Mr. Herber added: “We were very happy with the quick and professional services of Excelsior all the time. We recommend using them for development as well as for special solutions in the Modula-2 environment. An extra plus in working with Excelsior is the fact that there are never any problems with the compiler or the operating system using programs developed by Excelsior. They are so much familiar with their own system, that no problems can come through to us at all.”

About Excelsior
Excelsior provides advanced software development solutions such as optimizing compilers, source to source translators, program debug, analysis and reengineering tools, and related services including application porting and migration since 1999. Privately held, Excelsior, LLC, has its headquarters in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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LXE Inc. Reports Record Revenue for Second Quarter of 2005

LXE Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless computers that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, announced today that it set another quarterly revenue record for second quarter 2005. The second quarter mark extends LXE’s run of record quarters for year-over-year revenues to 11.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -– LXE Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged wireless computers that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, announced today that it set another quarterly revenue record for second quarter 2005. The second quarter mark extends LXE’s run of record quarters for year-over-year revenues to 11.

Driving the record results are continued significant global growth in LXE’s vehicle-mount computer sales, particularly the Windows® CE .NET based VX6 and VX7. Also contributing to the record growth was a 58% increase in year over year sales through LXE’s ParterPassSM partners in the US.

"Growth in our vehicle-mount business continues to accelerate,” says Jim Childress, LXE president and general manager. “Second-quarter sales of our vehicle mounted terminals were up 26% versus first quarter 2005 and 54% versus second quarter 2004.”

Other key events in the second quarter include LXE being named a finalist in the “Best Customer Service Organization” category in the 2005 American Business Awards as well as the achievement of several key milestones in the development of LXE’s RX1 rugged mobile RFID reader including a very positive review of the solution from a leading industry analyst.

About LXE Inc.
LXE Inc. improves supply chain performance by applying over 35 years' experience developing wireless products and solutions. From rugged mobile computers, advanced auto-ID technologies, and wireless network infrastructure, to its award-winning customer support – LXE’s easy-to-use products are as reliable as the people who install and support them.

Based in Norcross, Georgia, LXE also offers a full range of turnkey services, including radio integration, project and installation management, network design, technical support, and repair services. LXE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG), and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit our Website at www.lxe.com.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Dessommes
Public Relations
LXE Inc.
1-770-729-6643

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Label Reports Released for Crystal Reports

Worldlabel.com, New York, N.Y. has releases a collection of label reports for Crystal Reports. The collection includes CD, DVD, mailing and other types of label sizes not found in the template wizard.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- Worldlabel.com, New York, N.Y. has releases a collection of label reports for Crystal Reports. The collection includes CD, DVD, mailing and other types of label sizes not found in the template wizard.

Free to download label report templates (in .RPT format) created using Crystal Report 8.5 along with ReadMe document, which will walk you through the necessary steps to set up and modify report templates. These reports were designed using Microsoft Access and hence, you might also want to download "db1.mdb" to run the reports.

These label reports are just the starting point and users need to point the report to their corresponding databases to use as template. They will not automatically show in the Crystal Template as these reports are designed using Crystal Reports 8.5.

"We want to make it easier for Crystal Report database users to print labels, especially for sizes not found in the Wizard" said Rusell Ossendryver, manager of Worldlabel.com


Please visit: http://www.worldlabel.com/Pages/crystal-reports.htm

About Worldlabel.com - Manufacturers of laser and inkjet labels in more than 50 sizes and in a variety of label materials. Download label templates free in Word and PDF format.

Contact:
Russell Ossendryver
212-234 5775
e-mail protected from spam bots

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'Dragon Keepers' book to be available December 2006

Bruce Goldwell's new book 'Dragon Keepers' to hit book stores in December. One thousand (1,000) book stores to get 'Limited Edition' copies of this book.

(PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- ‘Dragon Keepers’, written by Bruce Goldwell, is about to hit book stores across America like a tsunami rushing over the ocean shores. Companies have already begun licensing to market products and services based on this new book and Goldwell plans to do a national tour across the USA to promote his new book. Even Hollywood will be taking part in an event that will feature the ‘Dragon Keepers’ trademark via Dragon Keepers Masquerades TM, which will be a benefit for charity. Negotiations are still being worked out as to which charity will benefit from this event.

Goldwell is also about to close a deal for licensing for costumes and jewelry as well. Other companies who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of ‘Dragon Keepers’ and license to create a product or service should do so now before they miss out by having a competitor beat them to the punch.

As soon as Goldwell gets a sponsor for his book signing tour, he will hit to road to begin traveling across the USA to promote ‘Dragon Keepers’. The sponsor or sponsors will get recognition not only by having their information on Goldwell’s web site but their company name and URL will be available on the vehicle that Goldwell will use for the tour.

As a special promotion for book stores, Goldwell is offering the first 1,000 stores that order 100 copies or more of 'Dragon Keepers' an additional 'Limited Edition' of the book that they can either give away in a drawing or auction for charity. These 'Limited Editions' will be numbered, autographed and contain an additional illustration not found in the general publication of this book. Book stores should contact the publisher, Saga Books (www.sagebooks.net) as soon as possible to reserve their order and be one of the first 1,000 stores purchasing the book.

Those wishing to inquire about licensing should see http://brucegoldwell.com/dragonkeepers and use the form on the web page to submit their inquiry. A mockup of the bus Goldwell plans to use for his promotional tour is available on this page. Potential sponsors for the tour can use the form on the page to submit their information as well.

To see more information about Goldwell and all his books visit http://brucegoldwell.com. Anyone wishing to be a sponsor for the Dragon Keepers Masquerades should contact Worldwide Stage Productions (www.worldwide-stage.com).

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E-Trade2China Inc. Opens European Headquarters in Copenhagen

E-Trade2China Inc. opens in Copenhagen to take advantage of Denmark's strategic location and favourable company formation laws.

Shanghai, China (PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- E-Trade2China Inc.today reports that it is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In a strategic move designed to take advantage of Denmark's attractive company formation and double taxation laws, its access to ports, and the fact that Denmark is Scandinavia's largest city, E-Trade2China Inc. is now even better positioned to service its European customers.

This move further enhances E-Trade2China Inc.'s vision of enabling US and European companies to have their own operations in China without the need to use commission-charging agents.

The new office address is E-Trade2China (Representative Office), Larsbjornsstraede 3, 1454 Copenhagen K, Denmark - Tel: +45 33 37 71 08, Fax: +45 33 32 43 70. For more information please contact Sharon Zhang at sharon @ e-trade2china.com.hk.

To find out what else E-Trade2China Inc. can do for your company, please send details of the products you are looking for to Jonathan Fayers, E-Trade2China’s Marketing Director, at e-mail protected from spam bots.

E-Trade2China Inc. offers a complete range of sourcing solutions intended to save its clients money on sourcing and exporting products from China. E-Trade2China Inc. also has offices in Hong Kong and Vietnam, as well as permanent representation in the USA.

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August 10, 2021

Modular Conveyor Systems Become Material Handling Equipment Trade Secret

Manufacturers are keeping quiet about new “truly modular” conveyors that put them at competitive advantage.

(PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Manufacturers in every field are keeping their processes private, if not secret. After all, most processes are in some ways proprietary, comprising a mixture of methods, technologies and operations that ultimately affect a manufacturer's ability to compete. Although most of the secrecy has been applied to primary production equipment, it is now extending to secondary support equipment, such as the latest material handling equipment. The latest example: the silence inspired by “truly modular” conveyor systems.

The fundamental benefit of a truly modular system is in its ability to change shape, and quickly. Composed of interlocking units, including belts, sides, legs, motors and accessories, these conveyors are self-contained systems that can be configured like “building blocks” to meet changing production flow in any environment where light- to medium-duty conveyors are used.

Unlike fixed steel systems, truly modular conveyors can improve process flow, facilitate system integration, enhance quality assurance, reduce labor and virtually eliminate the cost of replacement conveyors.

The benefits of this material handling equipment were so significant that one plant manager decided that he didn't want to share his solution with his competitors, saying that he had to “search hard for this solution,” and that even a friendly competitor would have to discover the solution themselves.

“A truly modular conveyor system is a revelation to many plant managers,” says Dynamic Conveyor's Tom Havetler, speaking of his firm's unique DynaCon system. “It changes their way of thinking, not only about conveying products, but also about the many other positive improvements material handling equipment can bring to their processes.”

A truly modular system is also a strategic production tool. Instead of replacing a conveyor whenever a workstation or production setup changes, a modular unit can be expanded, contracted or reshaped to fit new requirements.

Modular material handling equipment also has a direct impact on uptime.

"Uptime is literally money to us," says Mark Evjen, R&D; Engineer for Custom Bottle in Naugutuck, CT, a blow molder of containers used by the pharmaceutical industry. Having worked in the industry for 20 years, Evjen knows that downtime affects the bottom line as well as his ability to meet delivery requirements.

"A blow molding department is like a war zone," says Evjen. "So, when we look at production equipment, we tend to look for the indestructible. Yet the maintenance requirements and downtime of heavy steel conveyors were causing production and even safety problems for us."

Often, the hidden value in material handling equipment can be found in relatively small changes in configuration or accessories. Ventlab, a manufacturer of anesthesia masks, uses a DynaCon conveyor equipped with a motion detector that counts masks after they pass through a human-operated inspection station.

“The conveyor and accounting system make it much more efficient for inspectors to inspect the masks,” says Chris Reed, Mechanical Engineer. “They just place it on the conveyor as each mask is inspected. The system takes care of counting the masks so that they are packaged in the correct quantities.”

“Through this small automation process we've gained productivity and also ensure that inspection is not hindered by counting, which can improve quality assurance,” adds Reed.

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Interactivity, Usability, and Customization in BLR's Best-Selling Training CD's Make OSHA Safety Training More Effective

Two of BLR's best-selling safety training products on CD have been improved to add greater interactivity, usability, and customization.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Delivering frequent safety training to workers is the only sure way to keep accidents from happening and the OSHA inspector at bay. But until now the difficulty of finding the time to research and deliver regular safety meetings has kept many managers from following that best safety practice. To make that training job easier, Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has totally redesigned its two most popular safety training products – Safety Training Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint® and Safety Meetings Library.

Safety Training Presentations – 25 complete, ready-to-go PowerPoint® training meetings
The new and improved version of this best-selling CD product now includes interactive exercises to involve trainees in the learning process. Another improvement is that it is now possible to make the training specific to any facility by easily customizing the meetings with photos or text. Safety Training Presentations also includes an easy to follow trainers guide, detailed PowerPoint slides, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.

Safety Meeting Library – New formats and “Training Approaches”
This exhaustive resource on CD features almost 300 complete meetings on every conceivable safety and OSHA topic – from Asbestos to Workers Compensation - and in every popular training format. A new “Choose a Training Approach” feature represents a training breakthrough - for the first time trainers can select training meetings tailored to specialized training needs. “Training Approaches” include: OSHA-mandated, new employee, refresher, comprehensive, and hands-on training meetings. The new and improved product also includes several exciting new training formats - 7 Minute Safety Meetings, Spanish language handouts and quizzes, and PowerPoint meetings.

The newly improved CD products have been made much easier to install and use, and both have been exhaustively reviewed by safety learning experts for improved comprehension and training effectiveness.

BLR is offering free trials of these products at its website, BLR.com. As an introductory gift to safety managers, the firm offers a free download of a complete PowerPoint meeting on Ergonomics safety at http://www.blr.com/81001600/PRS26

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

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

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Meet the company that Provides the FDA With its SPL Server™ Solution at the Upcoming DIA SPL Conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23-24.

ThinSpring, founded by former pharmaceutical and medical device professionals, specializes in XML-based Web service solutions, integration and data conversion. ThinSpring has used its industry expertise to develop a dynamic XML engine, matrixml™. This patented XML technology is the basis for SPL Server™.

Corona, CA – August, 2005: ThinSpring, a leading provider of XML-based solutions, and developer of the SPL Server™ solution used by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be exhibiting at the Drug Information Association (DIA) Structured Product Labeling (SPL) Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 23-24.

Representatives will be on hand to discuss the ThinSpring SPL Server™ solution and data conversion services designed to provide immediate and long-term structured content management for FDA compliance of electronic label submissions.

The FDA currently uses this tool as a part of the process to internally validate SPL submissions from pharmaceutical manufacturers. “The ThinSpring Team's dedication to customizing effective SPL software solutions, high accuracy XML-based data conversion and 100% assured compliance is a winning combination for a wide-range of pharmaceutical companies,” states Ron Celeste, CEO of ThinSpring. He goes on to say, “This is an opportunity not to be missed! In addition to discussing the SPL needs of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, we will be making arrangements for sample label conversions for qualified pharmaceutical companies.” Mr. Celeste concludes, “When the ThinSpring Team is responsible for your label conversions, labels will pass FDA's XML validation process and business rules review. We are not finished with the conversion until then.”

To visit the ThinSpring Team at the DIA SPL Conference at the Washington Marriot Hotel, Washington, D.C. – and discover the XML solution to your HL7 SPL needs, visit the DIA website to register: http://www.diahome.org/docs/index.cfm.

About ThinSpring:
ThinSpring, founded by former pharmaceutical and medical device professionals, specializes in XML-based Web service solutions, integration and data conversion. ThinSpring has used its industry expertise to develop a dynamic XML engine, matrixml™. This patented XML technology is the basis for SPL Server™. ThinSpring's solutions have gained acceptance as an essential, collaborative application-development platform for FDA regulated companies. ThinSpring's core team manages technology and regulatory consulting divisions that support its clients' operations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. ThinSpring headquarters is in Corona California, with branch offices in New Jersey and North Carolina. More information about ThinSpring and ThinSpring SPL Server™, can be found on their website at: http://www.ThinSpring.com.

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The Cost of Inaccurate CEM Calibration Gases

Scott Specialty Gases is an international producer and supplier of specialty gas products and equipment. Visit the Scott Specialty Gases website for valuable technical and safety information including an online MSDS Library, comprehensive downloadable Design and Safety handbook, chemical innovations, specialty gases, chemical safety tips, and compliance documentation.

(PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Utility companies and other users of Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) calibration gases often mistakenly consider them a commodity, making price the primary purchase consideration. Consequently, many are willing to settle for calibration gases that are less accurate than premium calibration gases, as long as they are also less expensive.

But many companies are beginning to see that buying less expensive and potentially inaccurate CEM calibration gases may, ironically, lead to losing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars! This is because the use of inaccurate calibration gases often leads to the overstatement of emissions that could otherwise be claimed as valuable emission credits which are trading at values ranging from $700 to $2,500 per ton.

For instance, if a company uses a calibration gas mixture that has been inaccurately manufactured and certified with a 100 ppm tag value, but in reality contains only 96 ppm, that company would unwittingly calibrate its CEM incorrectly, and overstate its emission levels. Noting the image below, this inaccurate calibration gas would eventually lead to tons of lost emission credits that could have been sold, banked for future use, or traded for significant dollars. Now, they are lost forever.

Accurate CEM calibration gases not only allow companies to comply with EPA standards, but ultimately save significant amounts of money in emission credits that might otherwise be lost.

Failing to Measure Up

EPA regulations, as stated in the Clean Air Act of 1990, require that protocol gases used to calibrate CEMs for Nitric Oxide or Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emissions be within ±2% of the accuracy value as stated by the manufacturer on the mixture’s certificate of analysis, or “tag” to comply with the EPA-mandated 7 – Day Drift test. However, in a recent EPA blind audit, in which three cylinders of calibration gases were bought from fourteen different specialty gas manufacturers, it was found that 43% of the vendors (6 of 14) failed to comply with the ±2% accuracy requirement. The inaccuracies, in fact, ranged from 2% to as high as 8%.

If the CEM error rate due to calibration is, between 2% and 8%, then America’s acid rain utilities could be overstating emissions by 82,050 to 328,203 tons of SO2 each year. With the SO2 current market value at $700 per ton, this results in $57,435,000 to $229,742,100 lost potential emission credits this year – with the utility companies that use unacceptably inaccurate calibration gases, such as those produced by the 43% of vendors who failed the blind audit, bearing much of that loss.

The Cost of Inaccuracy

In order to fully understand the significance of these numbers, imagine a utility company with a total SO2 Allowance Trading System (ATS) credit of 400,000 tons for one year, but which also used calibration gases that were actually 2% higher than the tag value. That company would likely be overstating emissions by 8,000 tons (400,000 tons x 2%), which, at a value of $700/ton, means it would be losing over $5 million in allowance credits which could have been banked or sold that year. Companies using calibration gases bought from vendors who failed the blind audit, and whose gases therefore exceed the 2% accuracy requirement, stand to lose even more.

Such a gross loss of potential trading credits clearly overshadows the higher initial cost of accurate CEM calibration gases. This year’s blind audit reveals the scope of the problem of inaccurate gases, and utility companies would do well to take notice. The companies could not see the difference because they calibrated their CEMs based on the tag values of these calibration gases. This problem is one which is only detectable after an annual or semi annual Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) as mandated by EPA.

About the Author

Bob Jefferys is the Environmental Marketing Manager with Scott Specialty Gases, the world’s largest producer of EPA Protocol gases and a leading global manufacturer of specialty gases for all types of applocations. More information on the company and Scott’s products can be found at http://www.scottgas.com.

This article is copyrighted by Scott Gases. It may not be reproduced in whole or in part and may not be posted on other websites, without the express written permission of the author who may be contacted via email.

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Supply Insight and RFID4U Announces Developers Conference in Chicago for rPlatform 2.0

Supply Insight Inc. and RFID4U today announced a developers conference in Chicago.

Hamden, CT (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 9, 2021 -- Supply Insight Inc., a Connecticut based RFID products and solutions provider, announced today a developers training targeted towards end users and system integrators interested in RFID based Supply Chain automation and complying with the retail and DoD mandates. Partnering with RFID4U, a world leader in RFID training, Supply Insight Inc. will provide a developers edition of rPlatform 2.0 bundled with comprehensive, hands-on training, on all aspects of technology required to design and deploy RFID solutions using rPlatform 2.0. The first of the Developers Conference series is a two-day event scheduled for November 7 & 8, 2005 in Chicago, IL. Subsequently both companies have plans to roll out the event worldwide.

Both companies also announced a strategic partnership. This partnership will leverage the training expertise of RFID4U in the RFID space along with product and implementation expertise of Supply Insight Inc. This relationship will concentrate on two main activities, namely, training the developer community on the rPlatform 2.0 products and training Supply Insight customers with RFID products and solutions.

"We are very much excited to have this strategic partnership," says Uday Shankar, CEO, Supply Insight. "RFID4U is a well established market leader in RFID training and they will be a good partner to train our products," adds Shankar. "We are offering a joint training program in Chicago on November 7&8 on our rPlatform 2.0 to give a hands-on end-to-end exposure of an RFID project. This will prepare the developers for upcoming RFID projects both ROI based and to meet the mandates from different retailers," adds Shankar.

"Wal-Mart and DoD mandated suppliers are looking for an integration platform which has cutting edge features with ease to use functionality," said Sanjiv Dua, CEO, RFID4U. "Supply Insight has been an industry pioneer in bringing to the market such versatile platform. We are pleased to work with them.” The two-day course includes software needed by a developer to design and implement the RFID system, including an rPlatform 2.0 developer’s edition with a choice of reader connector.

The developers training will cover the following topics.
* Explain the fundamentals of RFID system
* Outline existing and emerging standards for RFID
* Discuss the current and future market trends
* Describe the architecture and components of rPlatform 2.0
* Review successful RFID deployments
* Gen2 introduction and support in rPlatform 2.0
* In-depth into Adapter, Analyzer, Business Server
* Explain how to do Enterprise Integration
* Explain ONS, GDSN and Trading Partner Integration
* How to build business applications on top of the Business Server
* Mandate requirements from DoD and Retailers
* MandatePLUS1.0 solution

About Supply Insight Inc.
Supply Insight is an RFID products and solutions company that helps customers realize business benefits through strategic adoption. It offers a distributed RFID framework and a wide range of industry solutions generating faster return on investment. The technology is developed with the long-term vision of utilizing RFID data to revolutionize the entire value chain. Supply Insight is a privately held company located in Hamden, Connecticut, USA.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.supplyinsight.com.

About RFID4U
RFID4U (a division of eSmart Source, Inc.) headquartered in California, is a worldwide leader in vendor neutral RFID learning solutions. RFID4U have assembled a full complement of products and services to help companies align technology with their business objectives. The variety of learning options from RFID4U allows participants to learn in the manner that best suits their schedule, budget, learning style and expertise. All courses are delivered by senior, highly experienced RFID solution developers/trainers who teach from a practical perspective with lots of tips and techniques to enhance rapid RFID technology evaluation and deployment. Participants are trained in a highly interactive learning environment with follow-up assistance to help each one apply what they learn. RFID4U is also a cornerstone member of the CompTIA's advisory committee for RFID certification, EPCglobal member, TI Tag-it member as well as Microsoft RFID council member.

For more information on RFID4U's training, please e-mail your request to info @ rfid4u.com, phone RFID4U at (866) 400-RFID or (408) 739-3500 or visit http://www.rfid4u.com

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Amby Baby Helps Solve the Common Problem of Sleep Deprivation – Especially for New Parents

Amby Baby Motion Beds help solve a very common problem - sleep deprivation – by helping infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development.

(PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- Minneapolis, MN - http://www.ambybaby.com - Amby Baby, the official manufacturer of the The Amby Baby Motion Bed - a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development, helps solve the common problem of sleep deprivation.

Craig Patnode, Amby Baby CEO, answers the question – What is sleep deprivation? “If you are a new parent, you know the answer to that question: not getting enough sleep in a 24 hour period. You may not have even had a solid hour of sleep since you brought your baby home. If you are exhausted and have almost no physical energy, and are not getting the six to nine hours of sleep recommended for adults between the ages of 16 and 65, then you are sleep deprived”.

When people are deprived of sleep they are more likely to be pessimistic, more prone to post partum depression, and more easily angered or saddened. People are also more susceptible to illness and accidents, both around the house and behind the wheel. Not only does sleep deprivation contribute to poor mental and physical health, but it is dangerous for babies as well.

Baby and Sleep Deprivation
Patnode adds that “you may be surprised to learn that your baby may be suffering from sleep deprivation as well. The first month of life, baby needs a total of 16 hours of sleep. Three month olds need 15 hours of sleep. But when an infant falls asleep, their sleep cycles consist of only 50-60 minutes. This means that for a good part of every hour of sleep, they are sleeping lightly enough to be easily woken.”

By the time a baby is about 4 months old, he or she should be sleeping between 6 and 8 hours at night. At 6 months, that number rises to between 10 and 12 hours and stays there through the toddler years. But up through 9 months of age, babies will probably wake up at least once a night.

Before they are four months old, babies have no diurnal clock, which means that their body does not naturally lean toward longer sleep sessions at night as opposed to day time. But an adult body is diurnal. So how do parents help babies get to sleep for longer periods of time so that both parent and child will be better rested?

What Can You Do About It?
Amby Baby Motion Bed is a swinging hammock that not only helps babies fall asleep but keeps them asleep longer. By providing constant motion, the Amby Baby bed Sleep is invaluable, for both parents and babies, and the price of an Amby Baby Motion Bed pays for itself time and again.

When babies sleeps better:
* parents will lose less time and productivity at work
* parents will be healthier and save untold sums on doctor bills, and
* both parent and child will enjoy your time together with less fuss

Countless mothers and fathers who have given an Amby Baby Motion Bed to their infant agree: there’s nothing better than Amby Baby for curing sleep deprivation.

Young mother Kelli says, “I got it [Amby Baby for my son when he was 1 1/2 months old and he has slept soundly through the night since the day it arrived.”

Another mother, Christy, says that thanks to her Amby Baby Motion Bed, “[My son has slept through the night since he was a newborn.”

Ask Dr. Bob Sears
Dr. Bob Sears is the author of multiple baby books including: The Baby Book, The Successful Child Book, The Fussy Baby Book, and The Birth Book, each updated regularly. Here’s what he has to say about sleep deprivation and the Amby Baby Motion Bed:

“Long term sleep deprivation can cause depression, anxiety, and physical symptoms such as headaches…more concerning is that a tired mom who's been up all night with a baby risks falling asleep at the wheel while driving the other kids around town. Babies need happy, well-rested parents. Finally there is a perfect answer for the restless sleeper! The Amby Baby Motion Bed.”

About Amby Baby
Amby Baby is the official manufacturer of The Amby Baby Motion Bed - a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development. The Amby Baby Motion Bed mimics the natural movements, within the mother’s womb creating a feeling of security and promotes longer sleep durations for baby. The Amby Baby hammock motion bed design has an upright, angled position assisting babies with natural sleep, colic and reflux.

For more information please visit the Amby Baby website at http://www.ambybaby.com

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August 09, 2021

CDW’s Average Daily Sales Increase 10.1 Percent in July 200

VERNON HILLS, Ill. – August 9, 2021 - CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced average daily sales for July 2005 were $25.032 million, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to average daily sales of $22.746 million for July 2004. Total sales for July 2005 were $500.6 million based on 20 billing days compared to total sales for July 2004 of $477.7 million based on 21 billing days.

The corporate and public sector segments both grew in July 2005. Product categories that achieved year-over-year double-digit unit volume growth for the month on an average daily basis included notebook CPUs, desktop CPUs, data storage, software, printers, and video.

The Company plans to announce August 2005 sales on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. August 2004 had 22 billing days and August 2005 will have 23 billing days.

Forward Looking Statement

Any forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on the Company's beliefs and expectations as of the date of this release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may have a significant impact on the Company's business, operating results or financial condition. Should any risk or uncertainty materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Factors affecting the Company's business and prospects are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About CDW
CDW® (NASDAQ: CDWC), ranked No. 347 on the FORTUNE 500, is a leading provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. CDW is a principal source of technology from top name brands such as Adobe, APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic.

CDW was founded in 1984 and today employs approximately 4,000 coworkers. In 2004, the company generated sales of $5.7 billion. CDW's direct model offers one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers; purchasing by telephone, fax, the company's award-winning CDW.com web site, customized [email protected]™ extranets, CDWG.com web site and macwarehouse.com web site; custom configured solutions and same day shipping; and pre- and post-sales technical support, with approximately 120 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.

For more information about CDW: Visit CDW on the Internet at http://www.cdw.com. Contact CDW Investor Relations via the Internet at [email protected] or by telephone at 847-419-6328

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Goodyear Completes Sale of Indonesian Rubber Plantation

AKRON, Ohio, August 9, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completed the previously announced sale of its stake in Goodyear Sumatra Plantations (GSP) to Bridgestone Corporation for approximately $62 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
Goodyear said the decision to sell its 95 percent stake in GSP is consistent with its strategy to focus on core business activities.

Goodyear is one of the largest users of natural rubber in the world and supports agricultural and economic initiatives that encourage its development. This transaction is not expected to significantly impact the company’s ability to acquire natural rubber for its operations.

GSP, which began operations in North Sumatra, Indonesia in 1917, has approximately 5,000 employees.

Goodyear recorded a non-cash after-tax charge of $15.6 million (8 cents per share) in the fourth quarter of 2004 in connection with the transaction due primarily to the write-off of cumulative foreign currency translation.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs about 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 completion of post-closing adjustments associated with this 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 December 31, 2021 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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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Hermetic Seal Manufacturer Receives Certification Under ISO 9001:2000 from SGS

Tekna Seal LLC has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management system for the purpose of manufacturing glass to metal and ceramic to metal hermetic seals.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- http://www.teknaseal.com – Tekna Seal LLC, a custom manufacturer of glass to metal seals and ceramic to metal hermetic seals, announced today that it has received certification that its quality management system meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 for the purpose of manufacturing glass to metal and ceramic to metal hermetic seals.

SGS, Inc, an accredited certification body performed the audit. The scope of the system certification includes glass to metal and ceramic to metal hermetic seals and excludes 7.3 design and development.

“While manufacturing hermetic seals, we have always maintained a stringent quality system that meets the requirements for critical aerospace, medical, and military applications, our certification will streamline the qualification process required by many major manufacturers today.” Said Arlan Clayton, President of Tekna Seal.

To find out more about Tekna Seal’s system certification for manufacturing hermetic seals, please visit http://www.teknaseal.com or contact TeknaSeal at 763-574-1613.

About Tekna Seal LLC
Tekna Seal, located in Minneapolis, is a custom manufacturer of glass to metal and ceramic to metal seals used for vacuum tight electrical feedthroughs in sensors, battery terminals, and electronic packages. A proprietary hermetic sealing process provides seals with lower leak rates than industry standards, and a wider range of material choices that can be sealed.


For more information contact:

Steve Johnson
General Manager
Tekna Seal, LLC
763-574-1613

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Joe Phoenix
Quality Manager
Tekna Seal LLC
763-574-1613

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World’s Leading Manufacturer of Water-Activated Tape Dispensers Wins Quality Improvement Award for its E-Z Pull Tab Tape That Protects the Safety of Workers and Consumers

Better Packages was recently awarded a "Silver Connecticut Quality Improvement Innovation Prize" for one of its latest innovations, BP E-Z Pull Tab® Packaging Tape for use with case sealers as well as automatic and manual tape dispensers. The packing tape employs a unique, patented tear strip, which eliminates the need for dangerous box cutters or sharp implements to open sealed cartons.

Shelton, CT (PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- Better Packages—the number-one trusted name in water-activated tape dispensers and carton sealers for over 85 years—was recently awarded a "Silver CQIA Innovation Price" for one of its latest innovations, BP E-Z Pull Tab® Tape for use with case sealers as well as automatic and manual tape dispensers.

The CQIA (Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc.) acknowledges Connecticut companies for producing innovative products and services. Better Packages’ BP E-Z Pull Tab Packaging Tape has been recognized by the partnership as a product that can improve lives by increasing safety in the working community and among consumers. The packing tape employs a unique, patented tear strip, which eliminates the need for dangerous box cutters or sharp implements to open sealed cartons.

BP E-Z Pull Tab Tape was designed to:

* Protect workers in settings such as receiving areas, warehouses and grocery stores from being cut while opening boxes with box cutters, knives or razor blades.

* Create an easy and safe method for customers to open the parcels they receive, whether catalog orders, confidential documents or boxed checks.

* Reduce excessive product damage and lost revenue from box cutters and sharp implements typically used to open packages.

Philip White, president and CEO, said, "At Better Packages, we’re focused on providing solutions that enable our customers to create packaging that’s simple, safe and secure. Not only is it important to protect what’s inside the box from damage, tampering or theft, it’s also critical to go a step further and think outside the box to protect the safety of workers and consumers. By design, BP E-Z Pull Tab Tape is a simple, cost-effective means to achieve both those objectives."

BP E-Z Pull Tab Tape, as well as a full line of tape dispensers and case sealers, will be on display in the Better Packages booth N8515 at PackExpo in Las Vegas, September 26 to 28.

For more information on Better Packages products and BP E-Pull Tab Tape, visit www.BetterPackages.com.

About Better Packages
Better Packages, based in Shelton, Connecticut, is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-activated tape dispensers used for carton sealing. Its products, including tape dispensers, case sealers, water-activated and pressure-sensitive tape, an on-demand poly-bag making machine, poly tubing and many accessories, 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. Please contact Cathy Kurzbacher at 203.926.3721 with any questions regarding this release.

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Employers Are Hiring Good Candidates, Not Good Employees--Robert A. Cameron & Associates Examines Why

Employer’s often use the wrong criteria to evaluate a job candidate. A survey showed the attributes of a good candidate aren’t the same as a top employee. Robert A. Cameron & Associates examines the problem and how to do a more effective job of pre employment testing.

(PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- Robert A. Cameron & Associates examines the question “Do you want to select top candidates or top employees?” The answer would seem obvious but a surprising number of manager’s perform very poorly in this critical task.

Peter Drucker, one of America’s leading management gurus has examined this and says, "Executives spend more time on managing people and people decisions than on anything else, and they should. No other decisions are so long-lasting in their consequences or so difficult to unmake and yet, by and large, executives make poor promotion and staffing decisions. By all accounts, their batting average is no better than .333. At most one-third of such decisions turn out right; one-third are minimally effective and one-third are outright failures. In no other area of management would we put up with such miserable performance.”

Hiring expert Robert Cameron reports, “I see the pattern of poor hiring far more than what would seem logical. In fact I am frequently flabbergasted by the poor hiring practices I have observed.” He found some interesting facts that can cause this behavior. Research suggests the answer may be a missed point of focus. We are trying to find and hire top candidates rather than top employees. They are not the same.

In conversations with recruiters and employers across Canada, Tom Brennan compiled this list of the characteristics of top candidates and top employees:

Top candidates characteristics
• Good Résumé
• Good Skills
• On time for interview
• Prepared for interview
• Good communicator
• Enthusiastic
• Great first impression
• Aggressive jobseeker
• Interested in you
• Interested in company
• Good follow up

Top employees characteristics
• Highly motivated to work
• Competent
• Do More than required
• Do not make excuses
• Anticipate problems
• Solve problems
• Take initiative
• Learn quickly
• Committed
• Focused
• Consistent
• Poised and confident
• Strong team player

Clearly the criteria of a top candidate are different from a top employee. While both lists are critical, an employer needs an objective tool to bridge the gap and provide information to select the best employee. That tool is a validated pre employment employee assessment, modeled off their top performers. This will help you hire the best employees who fit the job as compared to hiring the best candidates.

For more information on this critical business issue and the employee assessments to handle it, contact Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. Mr. Cameron works with employers to help them increase the effectiveness of their employee selection, hiring and development, and improve their company’s productivity and profitability. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or visit their Website at www.racameron.com.

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August 08, 2021

Signs Speak Louder than Words, An Urban Artist's Journey Into the Neon Trade

Eileen Garrett’s love for graphics and lettering evolved out of her earliest experiences growing up in a city where graphic imagery was all around her. Painted signs and neon lights, displayed by the businesses in Garrett’s West Philadelphia community, inspired her at a very young age.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- Eileen Garrett’s love for graphics and lettering evolved out of her earliest experiences growing up in a city where graphic imagery was all around her.

Painted signs and neon lights, displayed by the businesses in Garrett’s West Philadelphia community, inspired her at a very young age. All along Market Street merchants offered goods and services, from appliances to zucchinis and just as impressive, to Garrett, were the colorful signs and displays used to help the merchant’s promote their wares.

In particular she noticed and remembered the signs that were painstakingly hand painted by local sign-men, the Wilson Brothers.

Her first impression of their work was on brightly colored ice cream trucks operated by the Maroni Water Ice Company. Garrett recalls, “The Wilson brother’s displays were so vivid that I, a three-year-older, could understand what was being served inside. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the ice cream, water ice, or a pretzel like the one displayed in happy images on the side of the truck. As a child she took in every detail while she waited her turn in line.

During Garrett’s teen years graffiti came into vogue. Tags got bigger, brighter, and bolder and the most notable names began appearing all across the city. Graffiti artists were aerial acrobats willing to risk their lives for their works to be seen and Garrett took notice.

Like many young artist growing up in a big city Garrett tried her hand at graffiti but her new vocation was quickly thwarted thanks to Philadelphia’s new anti-graffiti campaign. She was one of hundreds of teens arrested during a time when authorities showed zero tolerance for the troublesome vandals. At the tender age of 15 she was escorted to jail for plying her mark on a gym room wall, and to her own disgust, in pencil, not a more grandiose display like the ones she had seen outdoors. She kept her work on paper from that point on, displaying her best pieces publicly at a local variety store where they could be admired, legally, by her peers.

Garrett was also a gifted fine artist. She studied sculpture and other art mediums at Moor College of Art in the heart of Philadelphia’s breathtaking parkway. She benefited greatly by the outreach program afforded to inner-city youths and she began to take her art serious at that time.

It was during her employment as a youth instructor at the Germantown YMCA that Garrett was asked produce professional quality displays of her own. She took great pride in designing colorful bulletins, directories, and event banners, and she realized that there was a viable market for her signs so she wanted to learn more.

Garrett sought employment at a sign company in Southwest Philadelphia with hopes of serving as an apprentice to a master sign person. She arrived with the expectation of seeing gentlemen adorned in painted overalls, wielding brushes of all shapes and sizes, but she was surprised by what she found instead. There had been a revolution in the sign industry and things would never be the same.

Thanks to the computer, signs were no longer being painted by hand. Letters were cut from vinyl and applied to a surface in one fell swoop. There was no longer a need for the skilled sign painter, so Garrett tabled her mission to learn how to paint like a master.

Computers had also allowed for the production of an innovative electric sign product called a “channel letter.” Channel letters were named for their channel like space behind each detailed letter. These letters called for neon lighting to illuminate them from the inside and the demand for neon could barely be met. Tradesmen who had mastered the art of glassbending were getting too old to work and many had already retired, so the sign company Garrett ventured into developed a policy of trying all of their new hires at the art of bending glass so Garrett would learn a sign trade after all.

Garrett was a natural at glassbending, a skill that takes an incredible amount of control and patience as well as endurance to overcome the heat generated while working glass in a fire. She attributes her ability to bend glass so quickly to her earlier experience in art and sculpture. To date there are very few women in the glass bending trade and even fewer African American Benders working in the US.

Today Garrett owns and operates Empress Signs LLC. a premier manufacturer of neon signs and lighting serving the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region. Garrett has designed, manufactured, and installed over 700 signs, many of which are available to view on-line at http://www.empressneon.com.

Garrett’s work is sought out by local companies as well as notable designers in the tri-state area. She has had the pleasure of fabricating neon signs designed by Len Davidson, a noted neon historian in Philadelphia, and author of “Vintage Neon,” a wonderful book displaying the history commercial signs, many of which are from the Philadelphia area.

Her work has also appeared on the set of the popular television show, Discovery Kids, “Trading Spaces - Boys VS Girls.” Designer Scott Sicari commissioned Garret to design and fabricate “Andres Jazz Lounge,” a colorful neon display used as the centerpiece for a child’s newly decorated, jazz themed bedroom.

Her latest projects include custom neon for the new Temple University Student Center, a multi-million dollar renovation project that will feature an on-campus lounge, and Temple’s very own student cinema.

After 15 years in the neon trade Garrett has developed a philosophy explaining the effectiveness and popularity of neon. She strongly believes that insects are not the only organisms intrigued by the lure of neon and light. “We are all as attracted by, and dependant on light, so it is no mystery why the most prominent businesses in the world use neon to keep their customers attracted, informed, and satisfied.”

Garrett knows, first-hand, how effective neon advertising is. “Our clients can rely on a notable increase in walk-in customers” and she states that, “a well made neon sign can attract attention, 24/7 for many many years”. Garrett’s existing customers take great pride in their unique custom neon, attributing their business success, in part; to the attention they receive with their well lit windows and interiors thanks to neon manufactured by Empress Signs LLC.

To learn more about Eileen Garrett and her company Empress Signs LLC. visit http://www.empressneon.com, or call Empress Signs @ (856) 784-5544.

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New RFID Center Shows Customers How Solutions Lead to Business Value

DALLAS (PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- Xterprise Incorporated, the leading solutions provider for the “RFID Enabled Supply Chain,” announces its new, custom-designed headquarters, where the company recently hosted a multiday open house for customers.

More than an expanded headquarters, the facility is home to a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art RFID Solution Center. The center gives Xterprise an operational warehouse/manufacturing environment to showcase its complete suite of solutions that it has deployed around the globe.

The growing list of Xterprise solutions serve the needs of many markets: retail, supply chain visibility, food and pharmaceutical cold chain (temperature tracking) and asset management.

On display in the Solutions Center is the company’s suite of retail RFID solutions, XARM™ (1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000). The product line addresses a spectrum of customer needs, from the most basic low volume application to the more complex, higher volume in-line production manufacturing application.

Xterprise’s inventory visibility, cold chain and asset management solution, TraX™, addresses an even wider range of supply chains. The company has deployed TraX™ for high tech/electronics, food and pharmaceutical cold chain and reusable asset management in North America, Asia, and Europe.

“Existing and prospective customers are excited to see new RFID business solutions that are an essential part of the roadmap to an ROI,” said Steve Hall, Senior Vice President Sales at Xterprise. “Our team has and is deploying RFID solutions for some of the most respected and largest supply chains in the world. The open house gave us a chance to showcase these solutions. The response was so strong; we will host another customer open house August 31st and September 1st.”

“Our first solution center opened 24 months ago. Then, we focused on RFID basics; tag and reader analysis, product testing and basic RFID training. Now, in response to the market demand to see pragmatic business solutions in an environment that emulates real supply chains, we have designed this facility to show customers the spectrum from tag engineering to generating an ROI,” said Dan Ahearn, Vice President of Solution Services at Xterprise.

One measure of Xterprise’s market leadership is co-sponsorship of the facility from leading RFID technology providers. Sponsors includes: Alien Technology, Zebra Technology, Symbol, Apriso, Red Prairie, TrueDemand, DPI and others.

Xterprise brings together a unique blend of partnerships and pragmatic logistics know how. “There are so many touch points and interfaces between Systems, Machines and Humans in an effective solution; you must manage exceptions as a normal reality. We have invested in designing around these nuances while being able to meet production standards and manage the pre and post shipment RFID data efficiently that enable the business value. We have performed extensive research on the total cost and benefits of RFID infrastructure solutions, including labor, support, infrastructure, scalability and we’ve found infrastructure is only half of the story,” added Ahearn. “The value of RFID comes from having solutions that can use information created across multi-party RFID enabled supply chains to better respond to the market’s real demand for products ... leading to a positive ROI.”

About Xterprise:

Xterprise Incorporated develops RFID supply chain solutions and has been chosen by the many of the worlds most respected supply chains and fastest growing companies as an RFID solution provider. Xterprise blends best practices, supply chain processes, material handling, RFID system hardware and application software, enterprise systems integration, data analytics, demand signaling applications and remote solution support. This provides the industry benchmark for system ease of use and lowest cost per case solution in the markets they serve.

Xterprise is headquartered in Carrollton, TX. For more information, visit www.xterprise.com or call 972-690-9460, ext. 300.

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Independent Research Ranks Lynk Software’s Everest Best in Class for Meeting Requirements

Everest Customer Service Software developed by Lynk Software, Inc. has received excellent reviews from customers interviewed by independent research firm.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- Everest: Customer Focused Quality, a customer service software package developed by Lynk Software has received “Best in Class” for meeting requirements. It also received “Well above Average” reviews for service and support in an independent survey. The survey was produced by InfoTech Research, an independent research company who talked to users of customer service software.

Food processing quality and citizen complaint tracking are two segments where tracking customer feedback is growing in importance. Many organizations are choosing EVEREST to track and manage customer communication because EVEREST is designed with inherent flexibility. Organizations with highly specialized tracking needs find that the software easily meets their specific requirements because it has a very flexible setup menu.

“Lynk has always had a strong commitment to service,” said Roy Kingsley, president of Lynk Software, Inc. “In today’s global economy it is more important than ever to really connect with your customers and understand what their experience is with your product or service. EVEREST provides this connection.”

Perhaps part of the reason that Lynk Software’s customers are so satisfied is that Lynk themselves use EVEREST to document customer calls and manage communication so that nothing falls through the cracks.

Everest: Customer Focused Quality is designed for customer complaint tracking and complaint handling. A variety of industries utilize Everest as customer service software and as an internal tool for quality improvement.

Click on http://www.lynksoftware.com/target.htm?http://www.knowledgestorm.com/search/viewabstract/72197 to view the survey.

About Us

Lynk Software is an industry leader in the field of customer complaint management and customer service software. Their flagship product: EVEREST: Customer Focused Quality is used by some of the nation’s largest organizations. Lynk Software was founded in 1970 and has been on the cutting edge of business software development. For more information on Lynk Software and EVEREST, visit www.lynksoftware.com or call 480.998.1933.

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Paint Manufacturer Replaces Vibrating Screen with DCF Filter to Solve Throughput Problems

Flex Bon Paints of Ft. Myers, Florida experienced overflow and noise problems with the vibrating screen on its paint fill lines. A new in-line filter, installed to replace the vibrating screen, had its own set of problems. After seeing an ad for Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filters, Flex Bon engineers contacted RPA Process Technologies and got the help they needed. Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 filter, and forever solved the volume, and noise problems on its paint fill lines.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- Flex Bon Paints of Ft. Myers, Florida experienced overflow and noise problems with the vibrating screen on its paint fill lines. A new in-line filter, installed to replace the vibrating screen, had its own set of problems. After seeing an ad for Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filters, Flex Bon engineers contacted RPA Process Technologies and got the help they needed. Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 filter, and forever solved the volume, and noise problems on its paint fill lines.

Latex architectural paint manufacturer Flex Bon Paints used a vibrating screen for final filtering on its automatic and semiautomatic paint fill lines, prior to filling one and five gallon (4 and 19 liter) paint containers. The flow rates on the lines ran as high as 80 gallons/min3 (18.2 m3h), but throughput on the vibrating screen was inadequate. The screen was too noisy, labor intensive and would overflow, because solids that collected on the screen had to be manually removed. Flex Bon engineers decided to look for a quieter filtering system that could keep up with the fill lines and eliminate the overflow problems. The in-line filter they selected seemed to fit the bill — or so they thought. Soon after installation, they began experiencing problems, including seals that did not properly seal. Shep Beasley, director of purchasing and plant operations at Flex Bon Paints said, “We were looking for an answer. We saw an ad for Ronningen-Petter DCF filters and decided to get more information.”

Ronningen-Petters Solution
After consulting with RPA Process Technologies, Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter with an electrical timer control that purges the collected solids at timed intervals. The DCF-800 filter has a patented cleaning disc that moves up and down the filtering screen, scraping debris from the screen and collecting it in a chamber at the bottom of the filter. The debris is periodically purged from the collection chamber by a discharge valve in a process that takes less than 7/10 of a second — with no interruption
in production.

Results
The Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter has no moving seals, so the sealing problems Flex Bon was experiencing with the in-line filter were eliminated. Even better, the DCF-800 filter cleans and purges without halting production, resulting in a constant differential pressure and very high throughput levels on the paint fill line. Beasley said, “We haven’t found the upper limits of flow rates yet with the DCF. We feed our one-gallon and five-gallon lines at the same time and cannot starve them. It exceeded our expectations.”

Application Data
Model: DCF-800
Type of liquid: Latex architectural paint
Flow rate: Up to 80 gpm
Viscosity: 1200 cps
Temperature: Ambient
Filtration Required: 150 micron (100 mesh)
Disc/Purge Control: Electrical timer control
Cleaning Disc Material: UHMWPE
Filter Location: Paint fill area for 1 and 5 gallon cans
Elastomers: Buna-N

RPA Process Technologies new filtration resource, Ask Filter Man, will analyze your process, and recommend a solution within a 24-hour timeframe. At no cost to you!
http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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MSE Releases HP 4600 Compatible Toners

Micro Solutions Enterprises releases a complete line of HP 4600 compatible cartridges that are manufactured using MSE’s Patented Welding Technologies.

CHATSWORTH, CA – Micro Solutions Enterprises releases a complete line of HP 4600 compatible cartridges that are manufactured using MSE’s Patented Welding Technologies.

According to Yoel Wazana, President, “Not all cartridges are created equal – especially the HP 4600s. Standard splitting and sealing methods remove a layer of plastic, cut through OEM alignment pins and alter the original cartridge tolerances. MSE’s Patented Welding Technologies ensure exact OEM alignment, eliminate human error and also the need for clips. This results in precision alignment during manufacturing, superior cartridge reliability and matched colors. At MSE, we utilize our state-of-the art engineering and innovation to manufacture products that print like the originals.”

Micro Solutions Enterprises (MSE) manufactures and distributes a full line of compatible toner cartridges, inkjets, and thermal transfer ribbons that are backed by award winning support.

Production capacity at MSE is over 90,000 toner cartridges and 150,000 inkjets per month and we currently stock 45,000 toners and 150,000 inkjets that are ready to ship from our four locations in North America. MSE owns and operates facilities in California and Pennsylvania, USA as well as facilities in Mexico and Canada. MSE offers full solutions for outsourcing, private label, private packaging, and blind drop shipping. The company now offers sales training, in-house marketing and e-commerce solutions to help you grow your business.

For more information on MSE products, contact MSE at (800) 673-4969 or visit www.mse-usa.com.

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Tong-Tai (Topper) has Provided a Vertical Machining Center (TMV850A) to the Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center in Cincinnati, Ohio for Research and Education purposes

As a machine tool builder for 30 years, Tong-Tai understands Diagnostics and Failure of components. It now wants to enable further research in Prognostics and Degradation of components to achieve near-zero-downtime performance.

VALLEY COTTAGE, NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Tong-Tai (Topper) has provided a vertical machining center (TMV850A) to the IMS center in Cincinnati, Ohio for Research and Education purposes. The machine is physically located at TechSolve, one of the members of the IMS partnership.

Tong-Tai (Topper) one of the leading machine tool builders in Taiwan is moving into the next phase of advanced machine development. As a machine tool builder for 30 years, Tong-Tai understands Diagnostics and Failure of components. It now wants to enable further research in Prognostics and Degradation of components to achieve near-zero-downtime performance.

The Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), located at University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan The IMS researches topics in Intelligent Maintenance. The strength of the center is in areas of predictive monitoring and prognostics to enable machinery to achieve near-zero-down time performance. Current company members that collectively benefit from the center’s research, include; Rockwell Automation, Intel, Harley-Davidson, We Energies, General Motors, United Technologies, USPS, Hitachi, Tong-Tai, etc.


Tong-Tai Seiki is a full line machine tool builder providing Standard Machines, Customized Machines and Special Purpose Machines in the US, Far East and China. It has offices in Taiwan, Mainland China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and USA. In the US, its machines are sold and serviced through a network of full service distributors throughout the country.

Tong-Tai started as a builder of machining lines for motorcycles in 1969. The principal products at this time were automatic turning machines and multi-spindle drilling and tapping machines. This basic background of building special purpose machines has been instrumental in providing the foundation of Tong-Tai being a machine tool builder rather than just an assembler of purchased components.

Tong-tai started building CNC turning centers in 1982 and advanced to horizontal and vertical machining centers in 1985. Knowledge to design and manufacture these machines was gained over 30 years of technical cooperation with various Japanese Machine Tool Builders. Since 1990 Tong-Tai had very close technical cooperation with Hitachi Seiki, one of the leading machine tool builders in Japan. Starting 1998, Tong-Tai was manufacturing and assembling machines for Hitachi Seiki, on an OEM basis, for export to USA, Japan and the world. Tong-Tai is also one of the few Taiwanese machine tool builders with ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certification.

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Simon's Stamps Wins National Award

Simon's Stamps, a rubber stamp manufacturing company in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has been named "Silver Manufacturer of the Year" by Marking Industry Magazine.

Greenfield, MA (PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Simon’s Stamps, a rubber stamp manufacturing company here, has been named “Silver Manufacturer of the Year” by Marking Industry Magazine. The award, which is given annually, is presented to the rubber stamp company with the largest increase in sales over the previous year. Simon’s Stamps increased their sales by 63%.

In an interview with the magazine, the President of the company, Simon P. Alciere, said that a direct mail campaign to Notaries Public was responsible for much of the increase. Due to a change in Massachusetts law, notaries were required to get new seals. Alciere also mentioned that the company has started publishing its own notary journals, and begun in-house production of many kinds of engraved signs.

Simon’s Stamps also sells to Federal Government agencies, through its GSA contract; and direct to businesses and consumers through its website: http://www.simonstamp.com.

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The Hidden, Ongoing Costs of Disposable Media Filters in the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Processing Industries

The hidden, ongoing costs of disposable media are a cause for concern. Learn how you can achieve greater process efficiency, while bringing your costs down.

(PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Liquid is a main ingredient in the processing of chemicals, and efficient and effective filtration can improve your bottom line! From industrial chemicals to polymer processing, fluid clarity and purity are essential in the pursuit of high-quality finished products.

Traditionally, chemical engineers have opted for disposable media filters such as bags or cartridges due to their lower initial cost. While initial cost may be lower for small batch operations, this is seldom true for continuous operations that require a costly, redundant filtration system - including piping, valves, support, and service connections - to maintain production.

Moreover, there are significant hidden costs associated with disposable media filters. When users purchase disposable media filters they often fail to account for the true costs of doing so.

Hidden costs:
To begin, there's the ongoing disposable filter purchase price, which typically runs at least $3 per bag or cartridge per day, plus the ongoing cost of waste disposal.

For non-hazardous waste, disposal is already $400-$800 USD per drum, while that of hazardous waste is approaching $1,000 per drum.

It's not unusual for the typical pharmaceutical company or other fine-chemical based manufacturer to produce up to 20 drums per year of filter media for disposal, not counting the cost of treating or eliminating any run-off process fluids.

Beyond this, there is significant labor costs involved with transporting, handling and storing disposable filter media, as well as with replacing it.

Example:
For just a small 30-gpm cartridge filter with six 10-inch cartridges, the operator must:
Remove 16 separate parts including the cover, compression seals, cartridges, and seal plates.

The operator must reassemble all 16 parts with proper alignment to ensure good seals.

Then someone must haul away the spent filter media.

There's also a housekeeping cost for cleaning any spillage from disposable media, along with increased emissions, safety risk, and liability.

Then there's the potential cost of disposable media rupturing or overflowing (as bags sometimes do), contaminating product or machinery downstream and slowing production.

Finally, add the cost of buying, maintaining, and cleaning workers' protective clothing for replacing disposable media. As well as the extra time and labor required to fill out MSDS forms and other paperwork required for items hauled to landfills or incinerators.

This is where automatic filtration and separation products can make your operation more efficient, and most importantly improve the finished product quality.

RPA Process Technologies new filtration resource, Ask Filter Man, will analyze your process, and recommend a solution within a 24-hour timeframe. At no cost to you!
http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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How Does Collectibles Influence Your Life

If you are a collector you can never have enough collectibles. You probably want more and more collections which you know that there are a wide range of items to choose from.

(PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- It’s so common seeing people collecting things and they life become so influence with their collectibles. Although they might not realize, but their appearance is shown with how they perform. Let’s say, a man who collects antiques might look more neat and tidy. Probably they have to be careful with their collectibles.

But what happen if you collect gifts? Will there be any changes that something might happen to you? What kind of gifts you often received? Is it toy dolls, animal figurine, antique, pottery, game, memorabilia or something you consider as a collectables? Well, what ever it is, as long as it pleases you, those entire gifts are full with memory which you then consider as a collectibles. That is one way to understand your collectibles. Once you love them, you will know the value of your collectibles. This is how collectibles influence your life. You became wiser to judge your things.

At the back of your head, maybe you consider that gift is something that someone gave it to you, while collectibles are things you are collecting which you get it by yourself. Even though, where ever your collectibles came from, you have to treat it very well. You can change yourself into a collector.

If you are a collector you can never have enough collectibles. You probably want more and more collections which you know that there are a wide range of items to choose from. You can collect mug, figures, toys, glasses, ceramic, cards and pins and other more. Well, those are just a few of the choices to pick from for your collectibles. You can find your collectibles in Internet.

Since you become a collector, you will find that all the new collectibles can be very alluring and just begging to be taken home with you. You will want to spend all your money for your collectible. That’s why you need to be careful with this, don’t get carried away.

It is consider that you think about it a bit, and do some research about the gift and collectibles you want to buy. Check your collection just to make sure you don’t have it yet, and see is it worth it or not. Make sure that the collectibles you want to buy is really going to pleases you. Extra caution is needed when buying things.

To be safer, it’s better to shop your collectible and gift from the internet. As you probably have known that the Internet is a terrific place to hunt down the gift and collectible that appeal most to you.

You can compare, check, and learn your gifts and collectibles from the internet. There are many sites that willing to help you in buying the gift and collectibles you are collecting that will please you. Life is easier when you shop through internet! Happy looking!

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Do Your Picnic Tables Meet with the Disability Discrimination Act?

Just Benches, providers of quality picnic tables, today announced that after months of research, design and development, the National Trust has approved its latest picnic table, ‘The Disability Table’. In accordance with the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), the table caters for both able bodied and wheelchair bound people. Following the approval, Just Benches are named the sole supplier of these tables to the entire National Trust.

London, UK (PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Just Benches, providers of quality picnic tables, today announced that after months of research, design and development, the National Trust has approved its latest picnic table, ‘The Disability Table’. In accordance with the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), the table caters for both able bodied and wheelchair bound people. Following the approval, Just Benches are named the sole supplier of these tables to the entire National Trust.

The design based on a ladder frame system, allows clear access under the table and has won acclaim in the UK, Europe and America. This “uniquely useful” product is clean, uncluttered and made from Redwood, it boosts a long life expectancy.

“The Disability Table has been designed to fully accommodate the disability discrimination act”, Said Joe Colwell, director of Product Design. “The ladder frame design also ensures that the table will never have the unstable wobble that is custom for picnic benches."

“As the is now in full force, all commercial establishments, large and small have to comply with the new law. ‘The Disability Table’ fills the void and will be of great benefit to our customers,” added Colwell.

For further information on ‘The Disability Table’ and the DDA, please visit www.justbenches.co.uk

Just Benches, ALB House, 4 Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5BA
Phone: 01403 255788 Fax: 01403 255704

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The Manufacturers of the "WeeKender" Teardrop Trailer have travelling light in mind.

This sporty, mini, home away from home makes it easy and fun to enjoy nature.

PARKSVILLE, B.C. (PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Small, teardrop style trailers are hardly new - the were quite popular in the 1940's and '50's - but the folks at Endeavor Manufacturing in Parksville, BC, decided to design one using modern materrials and technology.

The result is the "WeeKender", a compact travel trailer weighing in at only 900lbs. The perfect towing companion for almost any vehicle, from classic car to SUV's. Thanks to the "WeeKenders" ingenious design, the well insulated interior comfortably sleeps two adults and the rear hatch lifts to offer a convenient "kitchen" for your camp stove, a 12 volt refridgerator, and plenty of storage. A specifically fitted rear hatch tent is available to add a new dimension to the WeeKender, use it as a diningroom or additional sleeping area, or simply to evade the bugs.

Simply put the "WeeKender" is the perfect solution to practical, comfortable camping. Take it hunting, take it surfing, take it camping! The "WeeKender is your ticket to fun and adventure. View the "WeeKender" on our website
www.wee-kender.com

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August 07, 2021

Energy Power Resources

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida Operations, is pleased to announce the sale of its first new Primary Shredder. The machine has been sold to Energy Power Resources located in Bristol, England and will be operated by Tyre Collection Services Ltd in West Midlands, England. The machine is the first of its kind to be used in the United Kingdom marketplace.

The new Primary Shredder has been under design for the past two years and was first introduced at the ITRA Trade Show and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2001. This larger, more robust machine is capable of processing steel belted passenger car, truck, super single, farm implement and light off-road tires. The system can be configured either to process whole tire for disposal or as a pre-processor to pre-cut larger tires for further processing. Unlike many pre-shredders, it has also been design to work as a stand-alone unit in conjunction with a screen to produce chips of multiple sizes for TDF, Civil Engineering or Crumb Rubber applications.

The machine is capable of processing 100% truck and super single tires at a rate of 14 tons per hour on a single pass or 5 tons per hour when producing 2"/50MM chips. The machine's unique twin drive system utilizes dual 100 hp motors and is extremely efficient.

The machine's knife system utilizes the patented CM "Double Stack" ™ knife arrangement that allows users the ability to re-use knives multiple times, therefore, drastically reducing the operational costs of the machine.

Michael Playdon, International Sales Manager, for CM was quoted as saying "This installation is particularly significant to CM due to the fact that the machine was specifically designed for processing European type super single tires. It demonstrates CM's commitment and dedication to providing our European customers with a robust and reliable alternative to processing these heavier type of tires".

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes.

For more information on this or any of CM's tire shredding systems, please contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 05, 2021

Watermill Ventures, Ltd. Acquires Vertex Fasteners Inc.

Waltham, MA – August 5, 2021 – Watermill Ventures, Ltd. announced today that, along with management, it has acquired 100% of the shares of PFI LLC, doing business as Vertex Fasteners. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Vertex Fasteners is one of the largest North American master distributors of industrial fasteners, distributing corrosion resistant and ferrous fastener products, such as bolts, screws, nuts and washers for both the inch and metric dimensions markets as well as a full line of rivets. The company’s products are imported from high-quality manufacturers predominantly in Asia with whom the company has had long standing relationships.

Managing Partner, Steven E. Karol, said, “Vertex Fasteners is an excellent addition to our portfolio companies. The company’s large distribution network, strong market position, long standing relationships, and an exceptional management team are elements to assuring future growth. We look forward to working with David Hirsch, Vertex’s CEO and the management team on the development and implementation of strategies which will enhance customer satisfaction and lead to continued growth.”

Watermill has extensive experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries stemming from its 27 years of strategic, transaction, and operation management of over 50 portfolio companies. Vertex Fasteners’ CEO, David Hirsch, said, "We look forward to working with Watermill Ventures as we continue to excel at customer service and build our distribution network of the highest quality fasteners on the market. Watermill's broad knowledge and expertise should enable us to continue our record of sustained growth.”

About Vertex Fasteners Inc.
Vertex Fasteners is a leading North American Master Distributor of industrial fasteners, headquartered in Pawtucket, RI. The Company’s focus is the distribution of high quality corrosion resistant and ferrous fastener products, such as bolts, screws, nuts, washers and rivets. For more information, please visit Vertex Fasteners’ website, www.vertexfasteners.com

About Watermill Ventures, Ltd.
Watermill Ventures is a private strategic investment firm that focuses on acquiring middle-market companies in which it can add value through strategic and operational guidance as well investment capital. By leveraging 27 years of strategic, transactional and operating experience, Watermill helps its portfolio management teams thrive, to generate extraordinary returns for all stakeholders. Its principals have extensive expertise in manufacturing and value-added distribution, and differentiated services industries. For more information, please visit Watermill’s website, www.watermill.com

Contact:
Benjamin P. Procter, Partner
Watermill Ventures
(781) 891-6660
[email protected]

Downer & Company acted as sole advisor to
Vertex Fasteners Inc. on this transaction.

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Manufacturers Tap into Sales Pipeline Through Online Industrial Marketing

These days, the manufacturing segment is making more than products. They’re building online industrial marketing programs that move goods, create leads, and bolster awareness with dramatic results.

(PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- Using targeted information from internet marketing strategists like Corey Wenger, President of Key Position Web Marketing (www.key-position.com), manufacturing companies are competing more effectively against domestic and foreign contenders. They’re doing so with company websites and net-based programs that focus on industrial marketing. As a result, these companies are realizing significant sales and leads that were previously untapped.

Key Position has crafted a brief, online internet marketing survey that prompts manufacturers to reach mass markets at lower costs than conventional marketing programs.

To take the marketing survey, please visit (www.key-position.com/pr_072505.html).

Participants who complete this brief study will receive a complimentary summary of the report that highlights opportunities for growth and forecasts future market potential.

“Online advertising and strategic websites work seamlessly with how prospects select and buy products, services, and solutions. They also provide the ability to track and measure program effectiveness more directly than any other industrial marketing vehicle,” Wenger shares.

An important component of internet marketing is Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one of the fastest growing marketing strategies used by U.S. manufacturers today. SEO is the process used to earn high rankings in search engines based on specific key words and phrases – terms used by prospective clients who are actively looking for products, services, and solutions.

“When balanced with other essential internet promotions, a well-planned SEO can create dramatic results in sales and profitability. In some cases, the marketing return on investment climbs into the double digits,” he confirms.

Contact:
Corey Wenger
800-276-7959
e-mail protected from spam bots

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Tech Manager Simplifies Computer Management and Organization

Finally, with Tech Manager there is a way to organize and store the software, manuals and receipts that came with your computer and add disaster recovery information in one handy solution.

(PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- Webbed Designs presents Tech Manager, a complete organizer system designed to help users easily manage computer information, software and disaster recovery.

Tech Manager provides everything users need to keep their computer secure and organized. No more searching for tech support numbers, software installation disks, serial numbers or hardware drivers. It can be at their finger tips in their personal Tech Manager!

Tech Manager provides users with all the tools to:
ORGANIZE software, manuals and receipts.
BACKUP important computer information and hardware drivers.
SECURE computers against viruses, spyware, malware and intruders.

If disaster strikes, Tech Manager will help users get back up and running quickly by having the tools they need readily available. Tech Manager is easy to set up and comes with step by step instructions to help get users completely organized.

The executive style binder fits on a bookshelf, in a file cabinet, in a laptop bag, in a desk drawer or right on the desk! Ideal for a home computer, office computer, even in a living room for a media centre computer. Tech Manager also stores software and manuals for all the computer accessories like digital cameras, mp3 players, and PDA's.

Secure Velcro close manual and document pockets and secure top sheet protectors are some of the features that insure whatever users put in their Tech Manager will stay there.

Tech Manager Organizes:
Manuals
Software
Receipts and Warranty Cards
Tech Support Information
Backups
Installation Keys
Serial Numbers
Passwords
Disaster Recovery Tools
and much more!

Tech Manager Includes:
Executive Style 3 Ring Binder
Setup Instructions CD
CD Sleeves
Document and Manual Pockets
Computer Maintenance Guides
Disaster Recovery Techniques
Utility Program Links
Printable Labels
Note Pad

Designed for beginner users as well as advanced computer systems, Tech Manager is durable, expandable and portable.

Once you start using Tech Manager, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Complete details are available at www.techmanager.ca.

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Research and Markets : Plastics Packaging Manufacturers Revealed in This Years Business Ratio Report

Dublin (PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21821) has announced the addition of Plastics Packaging Manufacturers - Business Ratio Report to their offering

This Business Ratio report focuses on the leading 141 companies operating in the Plastics Packaging Industry.

The report analyses company and industry performance over the three years up to 7th October 2004. During this period, the average Report company witnessed a 6.4 percent increase in sales from £20,553 in 2001/02 to £21,873 in 2003/04 whilst profits increased from £743,000 in 2001/02 to £779,000 in 2003/04.

Companies Mentioned:

PLASTICS PACKAGING MANUFACTURERS
A.C.P. Plastics Ltd
Alcoa Closure Systems International (UK) Ltd
Alma Products Ltd
Alpha Packaging Films Ltd
Alpla Plastics Ltd
Alpla UK Ltd
Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd
Amcor Flexibles Winterbourne Ltd
Amcor Pet Packaging UK Ltd
Anson Packaging Ltd
ASP Packaging Ltd
Auspac Ltd
Autobar Flexible UK Ltd
Avro Industries Ltd
S G Baker Ltd
Baldwin Group Ltd (The)
Ball UK Holdings, Ltd
Barplas Ltd
B.D.E. Plastics Ltd
Bemis Elsham Ltd
Bemis Swansea Limited.
Betts UK Ltd
Bischof & Klein (UK) Ltd
Blowplast Ltd
Boxmore Packaging Ltd
Boxmore Plastics Ltd
Braythorn Ltd
British Polythene Industries PLC
Britton Group (Holdings) Ltd
Britton Decoflex Ltd
Britton Packbourne Ltd
A.P. Burt & Sons, Ltd
CCL - Pachem (UK) Ltd
CFN Packaging Group Ltd
Chevler Holdings Ltd
Coflex Films Ltd
Coles Holdings Ltd
Constar International UK Ltd
Container Components Europe Ltd
Coral Products PLC
Crown UCP Ltd
Dempson Packaging Ltd
Dependable Packs Ltd
Dorton Packaging Ltd
Esterform Packaging Ltd
Euro Packaging Ltd
Expac (Preston) Ltd
Fairplaste Ltd
FFP Packaging Solutions Ltd
Flexfilm Ltd
Flexipol Packaging Ltd
Food Packaging Ltd
Formold Ltd
FP International (UK) Ltd
Fuji Seal Europe Ltd
Geka Manufacturing Ltd
Gelpack Industrial Ltd
Gelplas Ltd
Greif UK Ltd
Harcostar Drums Ltd
Holsa Ltd
Huhtamaki (UK) Ltd
I.G. Industries PLC
Jaycare Ltd
John Hampden Packaging Ltd
Kama Europe Ltd
Kay-Metzeler Ltd
Keenpac Ltd
Krehalon UK Ltd
LB Europe Ltd
Linpac Group Ltd
Linpac Plastics Ltd
Logoplaste UK Ltd
Low & Bonar PLC
Mailbox Mouldings Intrntnl Ltd
Manuli Packaging (UK) Ltd.
Maple Holdings Ltd
Marchant Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Maynard & Harris Plastics (UK) Ltd
Mono Containers Ltd
M.Y. Operations Ltd
Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd
Neiman Packaging Ltd
Nelson Packaging Ltd
Newship Ltd
Otto (UK) Ltd
Pacific Shelf 1218 Ltd
Pactiv Jiffy Ltd
Pactiv (UK) Ltd
Pail Containers Ltd
Palagan Ltd
Paragon Flexible Packaging Ltd
Par-Pak Europe Ltd
Perfecseal Ltd
Pet Plas Packaging Ltd
Plastek UK Ltd
Plastic Omnium Urbn Systms Ltd
Polestar Newspac Ltd
Polybags Ltd
Pontrilas Group Packaging Ltd
Portola Packaging Ltd
Printpack Holdings Ltd
Printpack Enterprises Ltd
Product Support Packaging Ltd
Protective Packaging Ltd
Really Useful Products Ltd
Rexam PLC
Rexam Speciality Food Pckgng Ltd
Rieke Packaging Systems Ltd
Rockwell Solutions Ltd
Rosslite Ltd
RPC Group PLC
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corby Ltd
Samuel Grant, Ltd
Sanders Polyfilms Ltd
Scholle Europe Ltd
Schur Flexible UK Ltd
Sealed Air Ltd
Sharp Interpack Ltd
Skymark Packaging Intrntinl Ltd
DS Smith PLC
Solo Cup Europe Ltd
Sotralentz (UK) Ltd
Spotless Plastics (UK) Ltd
Stamford Group Ltd (The)
Styropack (UK) Ltd
Sudpack UK Ltd
Sundolitt Ltd
Sunny-Plast Ltd
Superfos Runcorn Ltd
Supreme Plastics Ltd
Telcon Packaging Ltd
Tetra Pak Moulded Packaging Systems Ltd
Total Polyfilm Ltd
Ultimate Packaging Ltd
Vencel Resil Ltd
Voridian Polymer Ltd
VRPG Ltd
Wrapex Ltd
Wrap Film Systems Ltd
Wrapid Manufacturing Ltd

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21821

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

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ETO Institute Recognizes the Challenges of the Engineer-to-Order Manufacturer

Challenges of the Engineer-to-Order Manufacturer addressed by the ETO Institute.

(PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- A big problem for engineer-to-order (ETO) companies is that they have many unique requirements that make traditional ERP systems unsuitable. The engineer-to-order market is relatively small and the companies themselves also tend to be small. The result is that the larger ERP software companies are more focused on the needs of the larger and more numerous repetitive manufacturers.

In the manufacturing software industry the terms are clearly recognizable. The differences between make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order are clearly understood.

These distinctions are not so clear for those in manufacturing evaluating software systems for the first time. There is often a mismatch in how they describe their business. Companies may describe themselves as job shops or even make-to-order when they are really engineer-to-order.

Software vendors do not help the situation. Many vendors don’t want to eliminate themselves from opportunities so they cast their net as wide as possible. They claim to support a multitude of manufacturing styles when on closer examination they are best suited to one.

The term engineer-to-order (ETO) denotes a style of manufacturing rather than a specific industry segment. Other synonymous terms are “project-based” or “custom” manufacturers. ETO companies typically have distinct characteristics about the way they conduct business that differentiate them from discrete or repetitive manufacturers.

According to Thomas R. Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute, “ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires a unique set of item numbers, bills of material, and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months or even years. Unlike standard products, the customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Engineering changes are a way of life. Material is purchased not for inventory but for a specific project. All actual costs are allocated to a project and tracked against the original estimate. Once complete, the product is typically installed at the customer’s site. In most cases, aftermarket services continue throughout the life of the product.”

The ETO Institute (www.etoinstitute.org) is an independent organization committed to helping North American engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers compete more effectively in an increasingly competitive global environment. Our resources section provides a list of articles and white papers focused on manufacturing and, in particular, engineer-to-order. The bulletin board provides a forum for organizations to share ideas and information and to discuss challenges and business issues.

Thomas R. Cutler
www.etoinstitute.org
954-486-7562

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Cimatron Announces Industry's First Commercial CAD/CAM Solution for Micro-Milling

Cimatron fulfills the growing need for mass-produced miniature parts for industries such as optics, medical equipment and micro-electronics.

Givat Shmuel, Israel (PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- In another industry first, Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading global provider of integrative CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmakers, today announced the first commercial NC software for Micro Milling – machining of tiny, highly precise micro-components and their molds. The solution is available as a feature of Cimatron’s soon-to-be-released flagship CimatronE 7.0.

Micro-system technology has become one of the most dynamic growing industries in the world, and confronts manufacturers of tools and components with unique challenges. Parts are shrinking, while increasing in complexity; miniature features must be machined with extreme accuracy, and work on the micro level requires special tools – as small as 0.1mm in diameter – to achieve the required accuracy and surface quality.

Cimatron’s solution meets and exceeds the requirements of micro-tooling: a unique algorithm and special machining strategies successfully apply CimatronE’s proven CAD/CAM functionality to support milling at levels traditional NC software cannot achieve. Characteristics of the solution include: high precision, tight machining tolerance, effective handling of imperfect imported geometrical data, direct surface milling, and 3- & 5-axis toolpaths.

”As a pioneer of Micro Milling technology, Cimatron is in a unique position to introduce a new and exciting product to the market,” explains Danny Haran, President and CEO of Cimatron. “Our software solution – developed in coordination with leading cutting tools and machine manufacturers – answers the increasing need to cost-effectively manufacture high precision miniature components in large quantities for such demanding industries as medical, cellular and optics manufacturing. This cutting edge technology will make our customers more competitive and successful in these fast growing market.”

Commitment to Excellence – Cimatron R & D
CimatronE Micro Milling is the result of Cimatron’s participation in a micro-milling research project funded by the European Community and sponsored by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) in Aachen, Germany. The forum brought together leading technology suppliers (Cimatron – software; Kern – milling machines; Magafor – cutting tools), and moldmakers to investigate and test processes for the manufacturing of high-precision injection molds with complex 3-D structures and high surface quality.

"Micro-system technology has now made the step from the science lab to the shop floor,” says Thomas Bergs, Chief Engineer at IPT. “We are happy to see, that as a result of the European Micro-Milling Research Project, Cimatron has already implemented special Micro Milling functions in their new software release"

“Micro Milling is the future; this was evidenced by the feedback we have had in our partnership with the academic community. But you don’t need to be an expert in the field to see the opportunity that smaller and more precise products hold,” says Wolfgang Müller, General Manager of Cimatron GmbH. “Companies proficient in working with precision micro-molds will enjoy a competitive advantage. With today’s announcement of a commercially available Micro Milling product, Cimatron is clearly signaling the beginning of a new era in design and development for today’s most exciting growth industries.”

For more information about Cimatron’s Micro Milling Solution, CimatronE 7.0 or any other products of services please refer to www.cimatron.com.

About Cimatron:
Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) is the leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry. Cimatron is committed to providing mold, tool and die makers with comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Worldwide, more than 8,500 customers, with installations in the automotive, consumer plastics, and electronics industries, employ Cimatron’s leading CAD/CAM solutions for manufacturing. Founded in 1982, Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron’s subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.cimatron.com.

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Invistics® Names Vice Presidents for Key Sales Positions

Invistics, developer of Lean Manufacturing software, fills two strategic management positions with experienced executives from sales and technical fields.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 4, 2021 -- Invistics, developer of Lean Manufacturing software for high-mix manufacturing environments, announced today that Lenny Purwin has joined the company as the vice president of sales and Ed Lawton has been hired as vice president of presales consulting.

Purwin brings over 20 years of sales management experience defining and executing expansion strategies for high growth technology companies including i2 Technologies, where he was vice president of sales for Latin America. Purwin is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and has held executive positions in global organizations such as Eastman Kodak Company as well as leading software providers including Dun and Bradstreet Software and MAPICS.

Ed Lawton came to Invistics from Optimum Profit Consulting, a company he founded to provide network optimization as an outsourced consulting service. Prior to Optimum Profit Consulting, Lawton held several executive management positions with leading supply chain solution providers including Adexa, Inc. and Numetrix, Inc. as well as positions in production management and industrial engineering with Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Lawton received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the Pennsylvania State University.

“Both Lenny and Ed bring years of expertise in their respective fields that complement Invistics' existing management team and strengthen our value proposition,” says Scott Geller, Invistics CEO. “We expect their contributions to bring added benefit to the company and our customers.”

About Invistics

Invistics is a software company that helps high mix manufacturers implement Lean Manufacturing, evolving their global manufacturing networks into world-class demand-driven operations. The Flow Path Management System® is a software solution that combines a breakthrough methodology for managing a high mix production environment with advanced operations research developed in conjunction with thought leaders from MIT and Georgia Tech. Utilizing Invistics solutions, customers have achieved over 99% on-time deliveries while reducing inventory by an average of 50% and cutting cycle times by more than half. Designed to enhance and extend existing ERP and SCM systems, the Invistics solution can be deployed quickly and provide immediate benefit.

Editors Note: Invistics, Flow Path Management System, Execution Workbench and Performance Workbench are trademarks or registered trademarks of Invistics Corporation. Any other trademarks, company and product names are recognized as proprietary to their owners.

Public Relations Contact:
Therese Aleman
Invistics Corporation
5445 Triangle Pkwy., Suite 300
Norcross, GA 30092
770-653-2050 (direct)

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Cimpor Cement

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida Operations, is pleased to announce the sale of two stationary tire-shredding systems in Brazil. The two systems where sold to Cia. DE Cimentos DO Brazil, or more commonly referred to as Cimpor Cement, one of the leading manufactures of Portland Cement in Brazil.

Cimpor Cement will be working very closely with the tire manufactures in Brazil who will be supplying the tires for the system. The tires will be shredded into 2-inch chips and used as a supplemental fuel, along with coal, in their rotary kilns.

The project is one of the first of its kind that will be addressing the new legislation that will take effect in Brazil on January 1, 2002. This legislation makes the tire manufactures responsible for the proper disposal and recycling of the tires.

Michael Playdon, International Sales Manager for CM, was quoted as saying that the "Columbus McKinnon's Tire Shredding System was the system of choice due to its ability to process steel belted passenger car and truck tires to a consistently sized chip, as well as, provide chips that were cut cleanly with little to no protruding or exposed steel".

Chips, that are cut cleanly with very little exposed steel, do not cling together and, therefore, do not adversely affect material handling systems that feed the tire chips to the kilns. It also allows the kilns to be feed more evenly allowing the temperatures to be held within the operations specifications.

The first system will be shipped in November with the second system shipping in December and will be commissioned soon thereafter. Columbus McKinnon reports that these are the first systems of their kind to be shipped to South America. Currently, CM has tire-shredding systems operating in 12 foreign countries.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed and manufactured for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes.

For more information on these systems you may contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada at 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 04, 2021

Asset Management Firm Brings New Future to Furniture Manufacturing Facility

Lexington Home Brands engages Idled Assets Group to assist in creating a redevelopment plan for its one million square foot flagship plant.

Lexington, NC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 4, 2021 -- Craig Spooner Chief Financial Officer of Lexington Home Brands announced today that the company had engaged the services of asset management advisory firm Idled Assets Group of Boca Raton, Florida to assist the company to create opportunities for redevelopment of the 1 million square foot furniture manufacturing plant located in the heart of Lexington, NC.

Spooner said, "Lexington Home Brands has been associated with the City Of Lexington for over 100 years and we felt that we owed it to the community and ourselves to explore how we could create an economically contributing member of the community again from our manufacturing plant." Spooner continued, "We believe that Idled Assets Group has the expertise to help us visualize the future of the assets and work closely with the community and the City to dove-tail with their redevelopment plans."

Edmond L. Prins, Chief Executive Officer of Idled Assets Group explained his role this way, "For the last twenty-five years I have been assisting companies like Lexington by creating and executing business plans that define the land, plant, equipment, labor and community as opportunities for redevelopment." He continued, "This plant coupled with a progressive development-minded community and its strategic location between the Piedmont Triad Cities and Charlotte will be packaged so that new users and investors can easily see the potential of the assets."

Over the next three months, Idled Assets Group will undertake asset management, market research, cost estimation, financial analysis, and financial structuring and work closely with the community to define how best to redevelop the former furniture plant. Idled Assets Group will also target new users and investors and begin the process of restoring the plant as an economic engine for the region.

Lexington Home Brands – (http://www.lexington.com) Lexington Home Brands is a leading full-line branded marketer and manufacturer of upscale branded home furnishings. The Company's product line includes bedroom, formal and casual dining, home entertainment, home office, youth, upholstered, and wicker furniture in a wide range of styles. Lexington's portfolio of highly-recognized brands includes Bob Timberlake, Nautica Home, Palmer Home, Tommy Bahama, Waverly, Lexington, Liz Claiborne, as well as house brands Haley & Carter and Henry Link Trading Company. Products are distributed through Lexington Home Retailers, independent home furnishings retailers, and Destination Home retail stores and designer showrooms. Lexington Home Brands is an affiliate of Boca Raton based Sun Capital Partners (www.suncappart.com).

Idled Assets Group (http://www.idledassets.com) is the pre-eminent fixed asset management investment advisory firm. Our area of expertise is assisting senior management of Fortune 1000 companies and communities with the effects of plant and military base closures. Specifically, IAG creates and most importantly executes Managed Exit Programs. These programs are designed to help IAG's clients deal with closing or closed locations in a manner that will reduce or eliminate contingent liabilities and generate financial return and positive community relations. Edmond L. Prins (mailto:e-mail protected from spam bots), CEO of Idled Assets Group has over 25 years of experience pioneering asset-based investment management while working at Lehman Brothers, Security Pacific Capital Markets Group and Price Waterhouse. He has assisted clients like Schlumberger, Bethlehem Steel, Sunbeam and over 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies execute programs that go beyond the real estate assets.

Media Contact:
Edmond Prins
877-72-IDLED

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America's Largest Watch Retailer Chooses i-Sight Customer Service Software to Improve Customer Communications

Customer Expressions announced today that Tourneau, America's largest watch retailer, has selected i-Sight Customer Service Software as part of a strategy to dramatically improve service for customers of its state-of-the-art repair centers. Soon, customers who take or mail a watch to one of Tourneau's expertly staffed service centers will be able to track the status of their repair orders every step of the way, using a secure, easy-to-use web portal. The i-Sight software will also automatically notify customers by email when their repair orders are ready, thus eliminating the need for time-consuming phone calls and voice messages.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 –- Customer Expressions announced today that Tourneau, America's largest watch retailer, has selected i-Sight Customer Service Software as part of a strategy to dramatically improve service for customers of its state-of-the-art repair centers.

Soon, customers who take or mail a watch to one of Tourneau's expertly staffed service centers will be able to track the status of their repair orders every step of the way, using a secure, easy-to-use customer web portal. The i-Sight software will also automatically notify customers by email when their repair orders are ready, thus eliminating the need for time-consuming phone calls and voice messages.

“In our business, high-quality customer service is essential,” explains Angelo Kampanis, Tourneau's Vice President, Information Technology. “The beauty of the i-Sight software is that it significantly improves our ability to communicate with customers while at the same time enabling our staff to operate much more efficiently.”

Headquartered in New York City, Tourneau offers the world's most extensive watch selection and is the country's largest factory-authorized independent service center, servicing thousands of high-end timepieces every month. In addition to its flagship store, the Tourneau TimeMachine, on 57th Street at Madison Avenue in Manhattan, the company has three other locations in New York and more than 20 other stores in prominent shopping districts across America. Each Tourneau location has an on-premise repair center that is staffed by expertly trained Swiss watch technicians.

“For a while now, we have been looking for a way to leverage the Internet in order to enhance the whole customer service experience,” Mr. Kampanis says. “When I saw the i-Sight software in action, I knew immediately that it was what we were looking for.”

For Mr. Kampanis, i-Sight's key advantages are twofold: the strength of the underlying database combined with the flexibility of the front-end software. “i-Sight isn't a product that is stuck in a few limited roles,” he says. “The software can easily be customized to suit whatever purpose we want. For example, we can also use this to improve communication with our manufacturers and outside technicians, so that we don't have to spend time trying to chase them down.”

However, Mr. Kampanis expects that the most significant benefit for Tourneau will be enhanced customer satisfaction, which in turn will generate additional sales. “The more we can communicate with our customers, the better the experience becomes. i-Sight keeps everyone in the loop and will allow us to be much more productive and proactive.”

About Customer Expressions

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Customer Expressions is a leading provider of web-based case management solutions for regulators and enterprises focused on quality assurance and customer service. Customer Expressions has gained an international reputation for best-in-class software that enables managers to improve customer retention and profitability. The privately held firm provides i-Sight, an integrated solution for customer service and complaint handling, corrective and preventive action management (CAPA Management), compliance monitoring and other business processes that require case management.

About Tourneau
Since 1900, shoppers have turned to Tourneau for value, integrity and the world's largest selection of fine watches. Recognized as the undisputed authority in the watch industry, Tourneau believes that watches are more than mere instruments of time, but rather reflections of an individual's lifestyle and personality. Whether you are shopping on the web at Tourneau.com or WatchGear.com, or at one of Tourneau's retail locations across America, consider the advantages of buying your next timepiece at Tourneau.

For further information, please contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
613-565-1004 or e-mail protected from spam bots

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Ovitas Launches International Network

The new strategic alliance among Ovitas, Inc., Ovitas Hungary and Ovitas Norway will provide expanded XML, knowledge management, and content management services to customers worldwide.

Woburn, Mass., USA; Budapest, Hungary; Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- Ovitas, Inc. (North America), Ovitas AS (Scandinavia), and Ovitas Hungary, innovative providers of knowledge and content management solutions, have formed a strategic alliance to provide expanded services to their customers worldwide. Ovitas companies have developed such applications as an Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) for the US Marine Corps, an automated news classification system for the Hungarian News Agency, and a maintenance information portal for SAS Airlines. Ovitas companies are premier providers of software from empolis GmbH (a subsidiary of arvato, a Bertelsmann Company) in their respective territories.

The Ovitas International Network will allow each organization to provide additional services and solutions to their customers regardless of location. For example, Ovitas Hungary has over 10 years of experience in conversion of document data from legacy formats to SGML and XML based on work with leading reference publishers. These high quality services can be provided to Ovitas’ North American or Scandinavian customers efficiently and cost-effectively through the Ovitas International Network.

“We are pleased to expand the Ovitas brand and our ability to provide additional services on time and on budget using international resources and expertise,” explained Jeff Bettencourt, President of Ovitas, Inc. “Our strategic alliance will promote sharing of best design and implementation practices to benefit our customers.”

Ovitas AS and Ovitas Hungary recently adopted the Ovitas name after becoming independent from former parent company empolis. “Ovitas stands for customer- and industry-specific solutions delivered on a solid commercial software foundation,” said Laszlo Domokos, founder of Ovitas Hungary. “It was a natural fit for us to adopt the Ovitas brand and to strengthen our portfolio through this alliance.”

About Ovitas, Inc. (North America) Ovitas provides expert design, development, and deployment of content and knowledge management solutions. Our solutions are aimed at high priority business areas such as customer support, equipment maintenance and operation, and other content-dependent business processes. Customers include AASTRA Telecom, the US Marine Corps, GE Energy and GE Healthcare. Ovitas, Inc. partners with empolis GmbH, Fatwire Software, and Oracle, Inc. as well as the Ovitas International Network companies. See www.ovitas.com for more information.

About Ovitas Hungary. Ovitas Hungary provides internationally acknowledged products and services in the fields of content and knowledge management. Established in 1995 as the joint venture of Germany-based STEP GmbH (today empolis GmbH) and Hungary's Cardinal Kft., Ovitas Hungary is a leader in XML and SGML technologies. Projects include the design and support of SGML based production of the concise bilingual dictionaries of Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary's largest publisher of scientific and reference works; a content management system for the Hungarian Great Lexicon; the XML production environment of collective agreements and Austrian laws at the ÖGB-Verlag in Vienna; and the topic map navigation for the modern Hungarian literature at the Szechenyi Hungarian National Library. See www.ovitas.hu for more information.

About Ovitas AS (Scandinavia). Ovitas AS provides content and knowledge management services, specializing in applications using intelligent search and navigation. Our customers know that we are specialists in integrated structured information with all other information. We provide system development, implementation, maintenance, as well as complete system administration. Scandinavian customers include among others Kunnskapsforlaget, SAS Braathens, ThomsonFakta, Nordsteds Juridik, Felleskatalogen, Nasjonalencyclopedin, and Statens forvaltningstjeneste. See www.ovitas.no for more information.

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Most Environmental Pros at Enviro.BLR.com Feel Their Emergency Planning is not up to Snuff

With the hurricane season here and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, it is surprising that a majority of EHS professionals in a recent Enviro.BLR.com poll feel that their facilities’ emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said “no” when posed the question “Do you think your facility is prepared for a natural disaster?” The poll was conducted July 14 to July 20 and had 151 participants.

“It is somewhat alarming to learn that there are so many facilities that don't have viable emergency response plans,” said Steve Quilliam, managing editor of Enviro.BLR.com, a website from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR). “Considering that such planning is required under multiple environmental and occupational safety and health regulations, and that there have been so news stories highlighting the need lately, these results are disappointing.”

Enviro. BLR.com's team of environmental compliance editors recommends that, at a minimum, facilities take the following steps:

* Identify vital records and create a backup for storage in a safe place.
* Train employees on what to do in the event of a disaster.
* Compile and make employees aware of a list of emergency telephone numbers.
* Inventory and repair all disaster response equipment.
* Identify emergency power requirements, and purchase a generator, if necessary.
* Determine computer requirements for employees who must maintain operations during a disaster.
* Verify that communications equipment is operational.
* Collect, label, and store emergency supplies.
* Ensure that your facility is in compliance with any legal or regulatory requirements (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or OSHA regulations).

Copies of all EPA and OSHA emergency response regulation are available at Enviro.BLR.com. To help in the development of a disaster response plan, BLR is providing a free copy of its feature article “Emergencies: Readiness Makes a Difference” at the following link: http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS38

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

Contact:
Safety.BLR.com Managing Editor Steve Quilliam, 860-510-0100, ext. 2148

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Quickparts Adds 5 New Materials for Rapid Prototyping

Quickparts announced the availability of 5 new materials across the company’s rapid prototyping line: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- Quickparts, the leading provider of rapid prototypes and low-volume custom manufactured metal and plastic production parts, today announced the availability of 5 new materials across the company's rapid prototyping line: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

The five new materials serve a range of applications including: high-resolution models, functional prototypes, rubber-like components and high-heat/high strength applications. All these new materials are now available to be quoted and bought instantly online at Quickparts.com using the company's patent-pending QuickQuote® process.

“Quickparts now offers the largest selection of rapid prototyping materials in the country.” said Mark Mackie, Executive Vice President for Quickparts. “We provide design engineers with an easy solution to buying custom parts: instant online price quotes, a single source for prototypes to production, and a team of project managers that can help match the right rapid prototyping process and material to the application.”

Samples of the new materials are available upon request or can be included in Quickparts' one-of-a-kind material sample kit. Quickparts' sample kit allows customers to touch, feel and compare standard resins and finishes for Rapid Prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM) and Quickparts' new rapid injection molding process, QuickTool Express™ (QTX). The material sample kit is available to customers for $75 plus the cost of shipping.

For more information about Quickparts' new materials or the one-of-a-kind material sample kit, contact a Quickparts Area Manager at 1-877-521-8683.

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


Contact:
Sameer Vachani
Director of Marketing
1-877-521-8683 x. 203

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Digital Force Gauge Ranges Re-styled and Re-designed

Mecmesin, Europe's largest designer and manufacturer of force gauges for quality control testing in manufacturing industry, has lauched two new force gauge ranges.

(PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- Mecmesin Limited has announced the launch of new versions of their Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) and Basic Force Gauge (BFG). A rationalisation of the manufacturing process for these instruments has enabled significant price reductions to be introduced.

Both of the new instruments feature cases which have been completely re-styled, they are now ergonomically-shaped and more compact. The re-designed keypad has been made more intuitive, and the tactile ‘feel’ of each key has been substantially improved.

One critical feature which over the years has contributed significantly to the enviable reputation of Mecmesin digital force gauges for rugged and reliable service in demanding environments has been retained – the re-styled cases are machined from a solid billet of aluminium!

The range of internal loadcells has also been improved, both instruments are now available with capacities from 2.5N to 2.5kN (0.55lbf to 550lbf).

Mecmesin force and torque testing instruments, systems and software are distributed worldwide; throughout the USA and Canada availability is exclusively via Dillon-WeighTronix, of Fairmont, MN, under the 'Quantrol' brandname.

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Winegard Company Granted Patent for its Best Selling Off-Air Antenna, the SquareShooter™

These outdoor high-band VHF/UHF Digital/Analog/HDTV antenna systems satisfy the huge need to capture reflected broadcast signals and deliver free quality DTV/HDTV off-air signals.

Burlington, Iowa (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 3, 2021 -- Winegard Company announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has just released the Patent for Winegard's SquareShooter outdoor antenna platforms. The Winegard Company, holder of 60 U.S. Patents over the years, now has number 61. “Covering both the SquareShooter™ SS-1000 passive and SS-2000 amplified series of digital Antenna Platforms, the new Patent is an important step in protecting these new products and technologies,” said Bob Howell, Director Signal Distribution /Off-Air Antenna Business Group for the Winegard Company. The right off-air DTV/HDTV antenna is now a necessity, not an accessory. Getting the best off-air picture starts with the choice of the best antenna for today's digital reception challenges.

The single largest contributing factor to successful digital antenna installation and DTV/HDTV reception still remains the ability of the metropolitan/suburban consumer to buy an antenna that deals with multi-path or reflected signal. This was a huge issue and significant challenge for digital antenna manufactures and professional installers, until the introduction of the SquareShooter Series. These antenna platforms were specifically designed for digital reception with the ability to mitigate digital Multipath. Multipath is the term for reflected or bouncing signals, resulting in several different signals from the same broadcast channel reaching an antenna, out-of-phase with each other or at differing time intervals.

The metropolitan/suburban market is the largest segment of the HDTV market and the primary markets for the SquareShooter, where line-of-sight to the transmit source may be blocked and the only broadcast signal available is received from a bounced or reflected signal, such as off a building.

The SquareShooter SS-1000, selected as an Honoree in the 2004 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase, was followed by the introduction of the SS-2000, a more powerful version, equipped with Winegard's new digital preamp, extending the range up to 40 or 50 miles away from the transmit source. With the addition of the new digital preamp, the SquareShooter SS-2000 now delivers even more reception power, extending its reception capabilities to the suburban market.

Although only 16 inches square, The SquareShooter Series was specifically designed to defeat Multipath. It receives and resonates VHF and UHF transmissions from reflected broadcast signals by allowing the antenna to be pointed at another reflective source to capture the reflected signals and still be able to resonate quality DTV/HDTV signals. “The SquareShooter Series is the only digital antenna platforms on the market today that are specifically designed to accomplish this and has become our best selling outdoor antenna platforms. This is a true testament to the need and acceptance of these very unique and innovative new antenna platform designs,” said Howell.

By far, the increase in off-air antenna sales in the last two years has been generated by the growth of the DTV industry. No matter how the transition from Analog to Digital broadcasting unfolds, there's still going to be 30 or 40 million TV sets out there using an Off-Air antenna, because antennas are required to receive Off-Air DTV and free HDTV signals from local over-the-air broadcasters.

Howell continued, “Today, the trend in home HDTV antennas revolves around new technology in smaller packages with aesthetic, sexy designs, that are user friendly, easy to install, designed for outdoor use, compatible with set top boxes, can be mounted practically anywhere and, most importantly, solve this Multipath issue. Winegard's SquareShooters meet all these criteria.”

In keeping with the demand of today's customer for both satellite and local off-air free HDTV signals, for new installations and/or retrofits, the best news for satellite installers is that these new smaller SquareShooter antennas can be piggybacked, with the right mounting hardware, on existing or new satellite installations and in some cases diplexed onto the existing cable, saving the time and expense of another cable run.

If you'd like more information about this topic, link to the SquareShooter flash file with specs, pictures, video and text testimonials on field testing and more or link to a backgrounder on the SquareShooter. To schedule an interview with Bob Howell, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604, send an email to e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.winegard.com.

About Winegard Company

Winegard Company is widely considered an innovator and pioneer in product design, performance and assembly and has consistently adapted to meet the challenges of the ever-changing electronics market. It remains committed to continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products and services to effectively meet all of its customer's needs and currently designs and manufactures more than 1,000 different products in four product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:

* Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter.

* Mobile Television Reception Products: RV, Trucking, and Marine applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.

* Off-Air Antennas: From DC to 5.8 gigs AM/FM/VHF/UHF Antenna Systems, Distribution and Pre-Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

* Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

* Two-way Fixed/Transportable Mobile Satellite Internet Systems: offers real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime.

Contact:
Michael Sherman
Tel. 319-754-0604
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861

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Lakin Tire

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida is pleased to announce the sale of a CM Tire Shredding System to Lakin Tire West in Santa Fe Springs, California. This is the fourth CM unit sold to Lakin and the first for their California operations.

"Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" are very familiar words for Lakin Tire West. Collecting and processing in excess of 10 million tires a year seems like a large enough undertaking by itself, however, finding a home for all of those tires is even more incredible. But that's exactly where the people at Lakin Tire West excel. The majority of their yearly tires are sorted and inspected with good used tires destined for either retread or the global used tire market. The tires that are scrap are either disposed of whole as Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) or shredded and marketed as TDF or into Civil Engineering applications.

Known in the industry for producing high volume tire shredding equipment, capable of producing specifically sized chips, CM designed a custom system with a special footprint that would integrate with existing conveyor and screening equipment already in place at the Lakin facility.

According to Rick Colyar, National Sales Manager for CM Sarasota Operations, "The Columbus McKinnon Tire Shredder was chosen because its reliability and for its ability to process tires that are cleanly cut with very little exposed wire, which were specific requirements for Lakin's TDF and Civil Engineering Markets."

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed and manufactured for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes and has systems operating in 12 foreign countries.

For more information on these systems you may contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada at 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 03, 2021

New Air Compressor Designs Explode Myth of VFD Savings

The narrow range of VFD effectiveness is often eclipsed by 100%-efficient, direct-drive air compressors.

(PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- While much popular folklore, whether true or not, refuses to die, plant managers and facility engineers are now waking up to the fact that variable frequency drives (VFDs) don't always save money. For many commercial and industrial users, the up-front costs of integrating VFDs into their air compressor systems often fail to reap the expected utility savings because of the misapplication of these drives -- which only offer efficiencies within a limited range (30-70%) of operation.

In contrast, direct-drive rotary compressors reduce electricity usage over a full range of loads from 1-100%, accounting for their increasing presence in manufacturing and process plants that require air compressor systems.

"The most efficient range of operation for a variable speed drive is limited to 30-70%, but some users run above or below that level," notes Steve Van Loan, President of Sullivan-Palatek. "For example, if you buy a 100 hp compressor with a VFD and mainly run it at a 25% duty cycle, then the compressor actually draws more current trying to turn the big air end at that slow a speed. You might as well have saved some money and bought a 25 hp machine in the first place. At the other end of the spectrum, if you run the compressor at 100%,, then that doesn't save any electricity either, since no drive is 100% efficient."

Sullivan-Palatek of Michigan City, Indiana, manufacturers a line of direct-drive rotary-screw, industrial air compressor systems that allow users to profit from greater energy savings in their pressurized-air operations. The increased efficiency (ranging from 3-8%) of this design stems from the rotary screw that eliminates unnecessary moving parts such as belts and gears.

Under a 100% duty-cycle application that called for 100 hp, a direct-drive, rotary-screw air compressor would only requires 100 hp to supply a given air flow rate at a given pressure, whereas a chain or belt-drive compressor might require 112 hp to provide the same amount of air while making up for the parasitic losses of the extra moving parts. At 100% usage, even a VFD could not offset this loss. Using the industry standard average of $.08 cents per kWh, the 12 hp saved by the direct-drive compressor would reduce electricity costs by approximately $4200 per year.

"The myth behind VFDs is that they are misapplied," stresses Van Loan. "In order to save the same eight cents per kW with a non-direct drive compressor with a VFD as compared to a non-direct drive, it's going to take a user a long time to get a payback on the 25-30% cost premium for adding the frequency drive -- maybe 7-8 years. Most companies can't wait that long."

However, properly applied Variable Frequency Drive machines (ie. Utilization between 30 and 75%) can show a pay back in 2 to 4 years.

Established in 1984, Sullivan-Palatek manufactures industrial equipment such as electric and diesel driven high performance rotary screw air compressor systems, along with a complete line of accessory items that include air dryers, filters, remediation systems and construction air tools.

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FileFront Launches Ultimate Game Demo DVD Powered by SwiftCD

New DVD offers gamers nearly 4GB of hot new game demos! FileFront announces the release of a game demo compilation DVD that's every gamer's dream, utilizing unique on-demand technology powered by Atlanta-based SwiftCD.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- One of the web's most popular and comprehensive gaming hubs, Texas-based FileFront (www.FileFront.com) announces the release of a game demo compilation DVD utilizing unique on-demand technology powered by Atlanta-based SwiftCD (www.SwiftCD.com). It's a release that's sure to be every gamer's dream: a compilation of top-name game demos encompassing nearly 4 GB of disc space, and SwiftCD will handle all global manufacturing and fulfillment.

Urging gamers to "Game On", FileFront (www.FileFront.com) offers one of the Internet's most vital, informed and enthusiastic gaming communities, with over 500,000 files, including game demos, patches, videos, add-ons, and freeware. FileFront is the Internet's leading gaming file site, with a library of more than 9TB of the latest and hottest game demos available for download. This means that FileFront users have a wealth of gaming fun available to them -- in some cases, too much for the average user to download, install or archive with ease.

"The new Game Demo DVD release means that gamers have the option of accessing game demos from an easy-to-archive DVD instead of online, running the disc and only installing the games they wish to try on an as-needed basis," comments Chris O'Brien, Vice President of Business Operations for FileFront. "Best of all, our choice of on-demand provider SwiftCD means that there's no need for storage or warehousing on the title -- it's simply shipped out to the user upon request, as needed -- whether to just a few users, or thousands."

"It's a terrific option for users who want to stay current on trying the hottest games at FileFront," adds Jason Foodman, Chief Executive Officer of SwiftCD.com, "yet who may not have the time or connection speed to download such a massive amount of information. Our on-demand DVD technology at SwiftCD is the perfect solution for those seeking to dive into FileFront's well-known wealth of titles and information."

Priced at just $12.95 in the US and $14.95 internationally, the new Game Demo DVD from FileFront is available now for gaming fans everywhere. Game demos included on the DVD include such titles as Pariah, Empire Earth II, SWAT 4, Codename: Panzers, Phase Two and Freedom Force vs the Third Reich.

About FileFront

FileFront L.P. (www.FileFront.com) is the Internet's leading destination for downloading gaming-related files and content. Since 2002, FileFront.com has served dozens of millions of game demos, videos, screenshots, patches and other files to millions of gamers every month, and now hosts more than 500,000 files totaling over 9 terabytes. FileFront.com is owned and operated by FileFront, L.P. in Spring, Texas. For more information, please visit www.FileFront.com or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.

About SwiftCD

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

SwiftCD.com continues to grow at an exponential rate, thanks to its pioneering and introduction of the patent-pending 'on-demand', built-to-order manufacturing concept into the world of downloadable software and music -- a concept it combines with a highly effective and attractive "pay as you go" business model. SwiftCD's physical delivery concept is providing companies with a more cost-effective way to get their software and media to customers -- and is actually giving them a brand-new revenue source, to boot.

Every CD at SwiftCD is individually produced to order with custom label and contents, and SwiftCD handles all aspects of order fulfillment including online tracking, reporting and customer service to perfection.

SwiftCD is a registered trademark of DigitalSwift Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

For more general information or background materials on SwiftCD.com, please contact publicist Angela Mitchell at e-mail protected from spam bots, or call (904) 982-8043 -- or visit www.SwiftCD.com.

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ReNu Medical has Multi -Year Contract with Premier, Inc.

ReNu Medical partners with Premier Purchasing Partners, LP. Premier members can save money and substantially reduce environmental and hospital medical waste by requesting non-toxic high-level disinfection (HLD) for selected single use medical devices.

Everett, WA. August 2, 2005...Premier Purchasing Partners provides its members with a choice of leading and emerging suppliers to guarantee the highest quality products, service, and technology.

“High-level disinfection (HLD) and ReNu Medical provide a way for hospitals to reduce cost and medical waste, utilize high quality FDA compliant products and improve patient and staff safety. Hospital management will choose high-level disinfection (HLD) over sterilization because it can save their facility two to three times more money, is non-toxic and substantially reduces hospital medical waste,” said Loren Timmons, VP, Marketing, and Business Development for ReNu Medical.

Premier was the first national group purchasing organization to include high-level disinfection (HLD) as an alternative to and adjunct with sterilization for selected medical devices.

“Our partnership with Premier has brought health care facilities a means whereby they can reduce operating cost and thereby retain and hire more staff, provide additional services to their patients, and develop outreach programs for our community,” said Randy Long, CEO, ReNu Medical. “Patient and staff safety, product quality, value and service are the keys to why Premier and ReNu Medical are the Gold Standard.”

ABOUT PREMIER:
Premier, Inc., a strategic alliance in U.S. healthcare, is owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading hospital and healthcare systems. These systems operate, or are affiliated with nearly 1,500 hospital facilities and hundreds of health care sites. Premier provides an array of resources in support of healthcare services, including group purchasing, with more than $21 billion in annual sales of supplies and equipment. Other resources offered by Premier include insurance programs and performance improvement services of many kinds. Premier is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with other major facilities in Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC. Advocacy and policy offices are located in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.premierinc.com.

ABOUT RENU MEDICAL:
ReNu Medical is the leading reprocessor of single use (non and semi critical) medical devices (SUD’s). ReNu’s unique services focus on providing the safest product for the patient, reducing medical waste and significantly reducing supply costs by maximizing available savings.

ReNu’s focus on single use (non and semi critical) medical devices provides a significant source of cost savings with very little associated risk. These devices go on the body not in the body. High-level disinfection (HLD) offers significant cost saving advantages over sterilization methods. For example, ReNu’s non-toxic method of HLD has the proven ability to turn an individual medical device 2-3 times more than a sterilizing reprocessor, which equates to 2-3 times the cost savings. Additionally, with our quick turn around time, two weeks compared to 8-12 weeks, less inventory is required thus saving you even more money. Finally, ReNu has the proven lowest discard rate in the industry (less than 10% on average) allowing you to get more devices back. These advantages offer significant savings far above other reprocessors.

High-level disinfection technology is 100% non-toxic, environmentally friendly and a safe gentle alternative for the non and semi critical devices. HLD offers twice the life span and double the saving of toxic Ethylene Oxide Gas (EtO) utilized by sterilization reprocessor’s. No harmful air emissions are released into the environment and no chemical residue is left on the device. The CDC, APIC and other healthcare organizations support HLD.

ReNu Medical is a supporter and Champion of Hospitals for a Healthy Environment. We recommend you visit their website (www.h2e-online.org) to learn more about how to reduce hospital medical waste.

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August 02, 2021

Book Printing Broker Puts Offshore Printing Fears to Rest

Due to the horror stories many have heard about offshore printing, the American International Printing Exchange, an offshore printing broker specializing in printing four-color books and catalogues, has shared some of their clients’ stories to illustrate the difference in commissioning offshore book printing with AIPEX.

(PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- The American International Printing Exchange (AIPEX), an offshore printing broker headquartered in Seattle WA, has shared some of their clients’ experiences of the offshore book printing process to counter the horror stories that frequently arise with outsourcing book printing contracts overseas.

Albert Maimon, Director of Marketing at Renaware International, first sent their “Healthy Cooking” Cookbook to Kansas. On the final book printing, the colors were much darker than the original transparencies, the laminated covers curled, and the binding was so bad the pages sometimes ripped out when turned. When the final book printing did not meet their quality standards, Maimon turned to AIPEX.

“The costs were reduced by over one-third,” said Maimon. “All the color was re-separated, and the printed color was brilliant—true to the original transparencies. We received a true ‘lay-flat’ quality binding. As a bonus, we received a hard cover. With [AIPEX’s presence at the press check, we did not have any glitches in printing over 300,000 copies in three languages versions of Spanish, Thai and Chinese.”

Ron Zimmerman, President of The Herbfarm, had his own doubts about sending book printing jobs with color separations overseas. His first color catalog with AIPEX soon set those doubts to rest.

“As a former VP-Marketing for a large mail order company, I produced half a dozen 32- to 144-page catalogs every year for a decade. Seldom, if ever, did those local projects go as smoothly as did the The Herbfarm separations which [AIPEX produced. Indeed, the piece printed so well that it is a finalist in the National Catalog Awards,” said Zimmerman.

Most clients who trust their book printing jobs to AIPEX have reported:
* Savings of anywhere from 20-50% on production costs
* High quality binding, color separation, and saturation
* A noticeable increase in customer interest and sales

For the offshore book printing order to be cost-effective, the job should total at least $2,500 and allow 4-6 weeks for completion. Goods are shipped sea freight to the closest U.S. port of entry and then over land by truck or rail freight to the customer.

AIPEX prints primarily books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. In addition to offshore book printing, AIPEX now offers digital printing services for low volume orders with quick turn-around time.

To request an offshore book printing quote, visit www.aipex.com or call toll-free 866-MY-AIPEX (866-692-4739). AIPEX is also offering a collector’s edition poster set of the Aurora Borealis to the first 100 people to request an offshore book printing quote.

About AIPEX
American International Printing Exchange is an offshore printing brokerage company located in Seattle, Washington. AIPEX specializes in helping authors publish their works by providing assistance with the many different steps in the book printing process, matching quality printers with authors, and assisting in the management of the book printing projects from the beginning to end.

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Pragmaxis LLC Announces Unique Management Consulting Services to Help Companies Harness Innovation to Achieve “Ownable Distinction” in Their Products and Services

Specialized consulting services enable companies to become more nimble, avoid commoditization, and achieve strong competitive positions in their markets.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Pragmaxis LLC announced today that it has developed an integrated set of consulting and implementation services that help client companies become more innovative and establish breakthrough practices that produce enhanced organizational creativity, intelligent risk-taking, and superior business performance. The net result of these improvements is what Pragmaxis calls “Ownable Distinction” – a strong, profitable and highly defensible market position that supports sustainable competitive advantage. The best examples of this concept at work lead to iconic products and services, like Apple's i-Pod, Motorola's RAZR3 and Southwest Airline's air travel experience.

According to Peter Balbus, Managing Director of Pragmaxis, “Virtually every business today faces the relentless threat of commoditization." This is particularly true for businesses that haven’t instilled processes that promote continuous innovation or reward intelligent risk-taking. He added, "It’s surprising how few companies have developed the right business strategies, organizational structures, processes and performance measurements to foster innovation that leads to sustainable growth and profitability.”

Not a fad, not a silver bullet, Ownable Distinction is a pragmatic business concept that is grounded in a company’s intellectual property. It provides a common approach that integrates the product and services mix, branding, marketing, technology, customer experience and other business elements into a compelling and more profitable market position.

Recent articles in BusinessWeek and Business 2.0 describe how leading companies are using advanced innovation concepts to create breathrough products and services. These concepts can be readily adapted to a wide range of businesses, industries and geographies. Balbus advises, “Successful businesses realize that they cannot afford to stand on the sidelines and wait to see what their competitors are doing before they decide to become more innovative themselves.”

Among the services offered by Pragmaxis is a cost-effective 45-60 day diagnostic for identifying those areas with the greatest opportunities for advancing innovation and assessing the readiness of a company to take advantage of the new business models and technologies available to accelerate their transformations.

About Pragmaxis LLC
Pragmaxis LLC is a management consulting firm that specializes in assisting Fortune 2000 companies to define and operationalize innovation management strategies and initiatives. The firm helps executives understand how their industries are likely to change over the next 24-60 months and what steps they should implement today to achieve and sustain Ownable Distinction in the future. Primary industries served include financial services, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, high-tech, electronics and telecommunications.

Peter Balbus, an MIT graduate, has more than 20 years consulting experience working with client executives to make their companies more innovative. Prior to founding Pragmaxis, he held senior practice management and practitioner roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton, CSC Index and KPMG Strategic Services.

For more information please visit: www.pragmaxis.com

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Sales and Distribution of Yamatake Electro Magnetic Flowmeters in North America

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America

(PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, http://www.yainc.net/ announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

The Yamatake Electromagnetic Flow Meter product line has long been recognized as a leader in flowmeter technology providing the Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals industries with a broad range of flow measurement capabilities. Also known as a magmeter or mag meter, these magnetic flow meters were formerly distributed by Honeywell as the Yamatake Honeywell Electromagnetic Flow Meter.

Yamatake America, Inc., Sales Director, Dave Miller said, “Yamatake flowmeters, and magmeters are operating in more than 100,000 loops worldwide with more than 10,000 loops in North America alone. Yamatake recognizes the importance of the North American market and has decided to pursue this opportunity as part of a worldwide growth strategy.”

Yamatake's electromagnetic flowmeters possess unique flow measurement technology that has been developed over the past 40 years. The family of flow meters is tailored to specific applications. "One example," said Miller, “is the MagneW3000 PLUS HENRI which - by minimizing the output fluctuation caused by slurry, AC and electrochemical noise – it is the ideal solution for many demanding applications across many different industries.”

When asked by a member of the press, “What in the world is a flow meter?” Marketing Manager, Bob Harvey responded, “It is difficult to explain to the public the importance of electro magnetic flow meters, but so many of the items used in everyday life have been measured with a flow meter. For example, the raw materials used to produce your morning newspaper were measured with a magnetic flowmeter. They are far more pervasive than you might imagine.”

Additional information about Yamatake flowmeters can be obtained at:
http://www.yainc.net/flow_meters/

Yamatake America, Inc. also manufacturers and distributes pressure transmitters and temperature transmitters that are state of the art and used across a broad base of industries.

Pressure Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/press_trans/

Temperature Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/temp_trans/

About Yamatake Corporation and Yamatake America, Inc.

Yamatake America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yamatake Corporation.
Since our founding in 1906, Yamatake has built on its core of measurement and control technologies to maintain its position at the forefront of Japan's automation industry. Over our long history, during which we once operated under the name Yamatake-Honeywell, we have built a sterling reputation for providing optimum solutions in industrial automation, factory automation and building automation.

Industrial Automation: Process Control Systems, Field Instruments, and Control Valves for the industries, such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, and public utilities

Control Products: Control Products for factories, such as semiconductor manufacturing, electric, electric components, industrial machinery, and automobiles

Building Automation: Systems and products for the building market, such as office buildings, factories, hotels and public facilities

Innovative Products: Innovative products developed with Yamatake's own advanced technologies.

Contact:
Dave Miller
1-888-2-magnew (1-888.262-4639)
or visit http://www.yainc.net/

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Ozone Comes of Age: Chemical Free Technology in the UK

The patented Ozone Cleaning Systems from OzoneSafeFood are now available in the UK and Ireland. Used throughout the world in the food and associated industries, the equipment offers power and versatility, uses cold water and no chemicals and is 3,000 times faster than chlorine at killing bacteria.

(PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Developed over the last 25 years, the innovative systems combine power and versatility, with the fastest bacteria kill rates available of all industrial cleaning methods. They offer a safe cleaning method and are environmentally friendly, using cold water and no chemicals and producing no effluent.

The ozone based equipment can be used in place of traditional chemicals for the controlling of Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella and other micro organisms that are of constant concern to Quality Assurance Managers. Now all primary and secondary processors of beef, pork, poultry, seafood, dairy products, beverages, fruits and vegetables can take advantage of our companies patented vortex technology to topically clean all foods, integrate with ice machines and sanitize equipment. Application also abound across a diverse range of other areas, including water supplies, effluent control, building renovation, odour control, healthcare and catering.

Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by CIProcess Ltd, the UK-based, innovative Cleaning and Process Systems Company, the patented equipment is used for cleaning and disinfecting in the food, water and associated sectors.

Eliminating the need for chlorine, Dave Adams, the technical Director of CIProcess states, “Chlorine has traditionally been the sanitizer of choice in the food processing industry, but experts share a growing concern about the dangerous byproducts such as trihalomethanes or dioxins produced when chlorine reacts with organic matter in the water. These substances are known carcinogens and are regulated in drinking water by the US Environmental Protection Agency."

Ozone gas is a naturally occurring tri-atomic form of oxygen that is formed as sunlight passes through the atmosphere. It can be generated artificially by passing high voltage electricity through oxygenated air. For over 100 years, ozone has been recognized as a superior methodology in the purification of potable water. However, due to the instability of ozone gas reverting back to oxygen, it has been difficult to harness the natural 'killing power' of ozone outside the confines of a water pipe. Our patented Vortex technology entrains ozone into the water until it is fully suspended; the natural process of reverting back to oxygen becomes delayed, allowing the water stream to exit the confines of a pipe with its natural micro organism killing power still in effect.

Because ozone is an unstable, highly reactive form of oxygen, it is 51 % more powerful than chlorine, the oxidizer most commonly used by most food processors, and 3,000 times as fast at killing bacteria and other microbes. Micro organisms also cannot develop a resistance to their ozone enemy, which they can with chemicals.

Ozonesafefood declared: “Ozone is effective as a disinfectant at relatively low concentrations and does not leave toxic by-products similar to those related to chlorination, the company claims. Because it decomposes quickly, ozone does not build up on surfaces the way detergents can if not removed by proper rinsing”.

One of the patented processes uses a system in which ozone is compressed into microscopic bubbles into a water solution. Applied to food products, it can help reduce pathogens and vastly increase the shelf life, with monitored tests giving some products up to 20 day increases.

Operating costs are reduced, by using cold water and no chemicals, and by reducing the steps in the cleaning process to a single step. The systems are available in mobile or static versions and can often be used through your existing pipework etc. Add this to an increased quality product and an extension to the shelf life, return on investment paybacks of fewer than 12 months are often achieved.

Recently launched into the Australian market at FoodPro 2005 in Sydney, Dave Adams further commented: “The show was an outstanding success, with a constant stream of users, government departments and the press, visiting the stand, which included working demonstrations of the patented technologies. Following the success of this show, the equipment will be displayed at FoodTech2005 in Telford in September – with the Australian, American and Chinese engineers on the stand to provide an insight of the equipments use around the world.”

The ozone systems are surprisingly affordable, and can usually pay for themselves in a short period with savings realized in utility and chemical expenses, plus the simplification of waste water treatments. Considering ozone has FDA / USDA approval, an exhaustive list of micro organisms that it is effective against with very limited contact time, organic listing, and significant chemical and utility cost savings, installing a CIProcess Ozone system is a unique opportunity to economically modernize a processing plant.

The products are successfully used in many sectors and new applications are constantly emerging. As part of CIProcess’s commitment to these technologies, our clients are invited to discuss their applications and submit their products and processes for testing in our test workshop or on site.

Ozonesafefood equipment is part of CIProcess’s extensive range of innovative cleaning and processing equipment including CIP/COP systems, laser cleaning, and ice blasting systems, tanks and vessels, electrical and hygienic installations.

For further information please contact:
David Adams – Technical Director
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Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. Awarded U.S. Army Contract

Rubber parts molding company Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. awarded contract to produce nosecup disk valves for the U.S. Army

Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc., a leading precision rubber parts molding company, announced today that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a contract to begin production of nosecup disk valves. Nosecup disk valves are used in various face mask respirators. The total production quantity is estimated to be over 1 million pieces. The contract is valued at $793,485. Production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2006.

"We currently mold similar products for various health and safety product manufacturers so these parts fit right in with our product mix and hopefully will lead to other opportunities with the government," said President David Pentland.

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

For complete information on Jefferson Rubber Works' free prototyping and injection molding capabilities, please contact:

John Pike
Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc.
17 Coppage Drive
Worcester, MA 01603
PH: (508) 791-3600
FX: (508) 798-2675
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August 01, 2021

Minco Shares Secrets to Optimize Thermal Component Supplier Relationships Conducts Educational Webcast with Machine Design

Register for the September 21st, 2pm ET, Webcast “Five critical tips on how to avoid design constraints and get the most out of your thermal component supplier” sponsored by Minco and Machine Design magazine at http://www.machinedesign.com/md/minco

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 1, 2021 -– Minco, (www.Minco.com) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical thermal applications, today announced that, in response to growing client desire to foster strong relationships with Minco as a premier thermal component supplier, it will partner with Machine Design Magazine to conduct a one-hour educational Webcast.

The Webcast, scheduled for 1 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Eastern on September 21 is entitled, “Five critical tips on how to avoid design constraints and get the most out of your thermal component supplier”. Registrations are taking place at: http://www.machinedesign.com/md/minco

“For the OEM design engineer, there is no crystal ball foretelling thermal design challenges that may develop into project delays and added costs,” said Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager. “The goal of our ‘Five Critical Tips’ Webcast is to bring design and manufacture best practices, developed through years of hands-on Minco experience, to engineers in order to help them avoid redesign mid-development.”

The Webcast emphasizes five critical tips designed to help engineers avoid design constraints and achieve greater efficiency. Three case studies of Medical Instrument, Phone Cell, and Auto Fuel Cell applications will be presented in order to illustrate the power of collaboration, either directly or indirectly, with a thermal component supplier.

Webcast tips will encourage thermal engineers to evaluate the effectiveness of installation scope, operation and storage environmental conditions as well as opportunities for component integration.

"Webcasts can be valuable sources of tutorial information for our readers,” said Lee Teschler, Executive Editor of Machine Design. “Readers can sit at their desks and get the benefit of insights from experts without having to travel or to take an inordinate amount of time out of their day. That's why we encourage our readers to sit in on events like this one".

About Minco
Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible 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.

Register today at http://www.machinedesign.com/md/minco

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Baby Emporio LLC Launches New Wholesale Site BABYEMPORIOWHOLESALE.COM

BABY EMPORIO LLC, the European-inspired infant and toddler gift company founded in 1996 by Clasina Valkenberg, has launched a new web site to streamline ordering for wholesale customers at www.babyemporiowholesale.com. The new site is easy to maneuver with new graphics, clear product descriptions and brief instructions on how to order the company’s popular trademarked products including the Ookie® Baby’s First Doll, Kammi™ Teether Doll, SOOTHYS™ Satin-Backed Blankets and the stylish, newly introduced MyFancyCover™ Shopping Cart Covers.

(PRWEB) Aug. 1, 2005 -- BABY EMPORIO LLC, (www.babyemporio.com) the European-inspired infant and toddler gift company founded in 1996 by Clasina Valkenberg, has launched a new web site to streamline ordering for wholesale customers at www.babyemporiowholesale.com. The new site is easy to maneuver with new graphics, clear product descriptions and brief instructions on how to order the company’s popular trademarked products including the Ookie® Baby’s First Doll, Kammi™ Teether Doll, SOOTHYS™ Satin-Backed Blankets and the stylish, newly introduced MyFancyCover™ Shopping Cart Covers.

Remembering how the company began with its first product, Ookie® Baby’s First Doll, Valkenberg says, “My little 17-month-old niece, Desanne, came to visit from Holland clinging to a well-worn, elf-like cloth doll that she carried with her day and night.” Desanne’s mother then told Valkenberg that many European babies receive such a doll at birth. The new mom holds the doll close to her own skin for a night or so and her scent transfers onto the doll’s flannel fabric. Knowing that babies love having mom's scent nearby, Valkenberg was intrigued by the mom and baby bonding concept and created her own version of her niece’s ‘best friend’ and called it Ookie® -- after her niece’s nickname, ‘Ukkie’, which means "Little One" in Dutch. “We like to call Ookie® 'Baby’s First Doll' because it’s perfect for newborns who want to have mom near all of the time!” Valkenberg continued.

From it’s humble beginnings of being packaged in plastic bags for sale at craft fairs, Ookie® now headlines a growing list of BABY EMPORIO infant and toddler gifts that are sold in over 300 specialty stores, boutiques, hospital gift shops and many etailers throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Europe—including www.babyemporio.com.

About Baby Emporio, LLC
Founded in 1996, BABY EMPORIO LLC (www.babyemporio.com) offers a unique and varied selection of baby gifts alongside its first product -- the trademarked Ookie® Baby’s First Doll. The nine-year-old company’s products are being sold in baby specialty stores across the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Consumers can make purchases online at www.babyemporio.com. Retailers interested in making wholesale purchases can visit BABY EMPORIO’s wholesale portal at www.babyemporiowholesale.com or contact Clasina Valkenberg by calling (800) 965-9909, faxing (805) 985-2158, or writing to the company’s mailing address at 4360 East Main Street, #374, Ventura, CA 93003.

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Exothermic Molding Inc. Acquires Ewing Mold and Die

Exothermic Molding, Inc, located at 50 Lafayette Place, Kenilworth, NJ, has completed its acquisition of family-owned Ewing Mold and Die, located at 20 Industry Court, Trenton, NJ. Exothermic Molding is a leading manufacturer of custom plastic parts using reaction injection molding technology. This acquisition gives Exothermic Molding the ability to provide lower cost molds to customers, with shorter lead times.

Kenilworth, NJ (PRWEB) August 1, 2021 -– Exothermic Molding, Inc, has completed its acquisition of Ewing Mold and Die. Exothermic Molding, located at 50 Lafayette Place, Kenilworth, NJ, reached an agreement in December 2004 to purchase family-owned Ewing Mold, located at 20 Industry Court, Trenton, NJ.

Founded in 1961, Ewing Mold specialized in supplying 3-D contoured metal molds to the plastic injection molding market. Although Exothermic Molding has traditionally manufactured their molds in-house, Ewing Mold had been their number one outside supplier for reaction injection molds since 1987.

“This acquisition gives us the ability to provide lower cost molds to our customers, with shorter lead times,” says Exothermic president Paul Steck. “We’ve gained not only Ewing Mold’s state of the art software and machinery, but also their personnel and expertise.”

As part of the acquisition, Ewing Mold has moved their personnel and equipment into Exothermic Molding’s Kenilworth facility. To accommodate this new addition, Exothermic Molding has made numerous facility improvements, including a new Design and Engineering department.

Exothermic Molding Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom plastic parts using reaction injection molding technology. Located in Kenilworth, NJ, Exothermic Molding Inc. can turn the most complex CAD drawings into finished parts quickly and cost effectively, thanks to its on-site machine shop, seven mold presses, and painting and silk-screening facilities. Their website address is http://www.exothermic.com.

Contact:
Paul K. Steck
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Self-Storage Facility Managers Benefit from Interlinked Software

Digitech International has formed a strategic alliance partnership with a group of Self-Storage Management Software Partners, including the most popular brand names in the industry.

(PRWEB) August 1, 2021 -- The self-storage industry has grown to serve millions of customers with additional places to store items of all descriptions. As the industry has matured and its operators have become more sophisticated in offering their services, systems to make day-to-day operations more efficient have kept pace with the need, including property management software that helps owners keep the books and security and access control software that helps control activities on the property.

Owners in self-storage now get the assurance of reliable computing with the Self-Storage Software Connection. Digitech International has formed a strategic alliance partnership with a group of Self-Storage Management Software Partners, including the most popular brand names in the industry.

“Owners expect us to provide a seamless interface between our access control and alarm software and the management software they use for day-to-day financial data and operations,” says Jon Loftin, Vice President and Systems Engineer for Digitech. “We have worked hard to provide a cross-program communication that is effective and reliable. Each owner can rest assured that the programs talk to each other so that it’s completely transparent to the managers and operators.”

“Digitech has always supported the requests to link up our program with others. Now, we’re taking it farther with our strategic partners in the Self Storage Software Connection,” says Steve Cooper, Digitech’s Director of Marketing. “We’re putting a premium on the process by assuring owners that there will never be a finger-pointing problem between Digitech and its partners.”

“Digitech and SiteLink™ have always offered owners the value of a close working relationship,” agrees Ross Lampe. “With this new alliance, we want to make sure that owners understand the value and will know that they are really getting the best combination solution available for both accounting and security. In our opinion, with the Self Storage Software Connection we’re just formalizing what we have already been doing for years.”

Terry Bagley, President of Centershift agrees. “We’ve never encountered a problem in the software communication we couldn’t solve very quickly by working together. With the Self Storage Software Connection, we’re just calling attention to what we have been doing behind the scenes anyway. It’s a tangible value that owners really appreciate.”

Cooper says, “We’ve always been confident about our collaboration and what it means to owners, but now we want to make sure they understand it. That’s why we are joining with our alliance partners in making a guarantee. Working in collaboration, we pledge to solve any installation or communication problem within the first thirty days or we will forego standard support fees for one month. We never have significant problems, but just in case, we’re putting the pressure on our technicians to work together behind the scenes.”

In its initial introduction, The Self Storage Software Connection includes SiteLink from SMD Technologies, Inc.; Syrasoft; StoreSM from CentershiftSM; DOMICO 2000 from DOMICO; Rent Plus by Hi-Tech Smart Systems, inc.; NxGen from Space Control; and Storage Commander by Empower Software Technologies, Inc.

“We anticipate that our renewed commitment with our partners will result, not only in enhanced technical support, but also in avenues of product development and innovation. We’re excited about the prospects,” says Cooper.

Additional information on the benefits and operation of the Self Storage Software Connection is available on the web site for each of the companies represented or by direct contact. You may click to www.digitech-intl.com or call 800.523.9504.

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Lean Manufacturing Training Now Comes to You--Web-Based Lean Seminar by Shingo Prize Recipient Gary Conner Scheduled for Oct 24-28, 2005

Many smaller manufacturing shops realize that their teams need to understand the principles of Lean manufacturing, yet they cannot send someone to a week long workshop.

(PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- We have trained hundreds of people at public workshops across the US and Canada. People have come from as far as India to join our 40-hour Lean Leader workshop.

We are now proud to announce that we will begin offering a web based version of our weeklong (40-hour) workshop on line beginning Oct 24-28.

This program will be conducted using a Web-based training system. The only hardware needed by the participants will be a computer with web browsing capability.

The cost for our one-week public workshops is $1495; this session will cost only $495 per participant.

Each participant will be provided a downloadable version of our 350 page handout, as well as files used throughout the workshop including value stream mapping spreadsheets, samples, examples and case studies.

This workshop will be conducted for three (3) hours each day (for five (5) consecutive days). There will be about one (1) hour of assigned reading or homework assignments each day in addition to the time spent on the web.

Participants will learn to:
~ Perform PQR (product, quantity, routing) analysis
~ Define value streams
~ Conduct current state assessments
~ Select model lines
~ Calculate hybrid takt times
~ Perform value stream mapping for job shops
~ Conduct 5-S events
~ Conduct set-up reduction events
~ Conduct value-add vs. non-value add observations
~ Line balance high mix, low volume systems
~ Develop standard work
~ Establish standard WIP (inventory levels)
~ Determine the best possible layout alternatives
~ Develop meaningful cross training systems
~ Implement TPM (total productive maintenance)
~ Develop block layout and detail layouts
~ Understand and manage change
~ Much more...

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Milton CAT Deploys KMI Handheld Facility Safety Audit System

Milton CAT, the largest authorized Caterpillar equipment dealer in the United States, has deployed PowerAudit from KMI for handheld facility safety audits.

(PRWEB) July 31, 2021 - Milton CAT, the largest authorized Caterpillar equipment dealer in the United States, uses PowerAudit to manage safety audits of all of its service, sales and warehouse facilities. The system, offered by Knowledge Management Innovations, LLC (KMI) is the most flexible and scalable environment, health and safety (EHS) handheld audit and inspection system available. PowerAudit utilizes a web-based interface for creating and managing inspection forms and automatically generating multi-format audit reports. The handheld component of the system utilizes PocketPC hardware and the Windows CE operating system for performance and stability.

According to David Convery, EHS Manager for Milton CAT, “PowerAudit enables us to perform our safety audits faster, more thoroughly, and significantly reduces the time delay between conducting our audits and getting audit reports distributed. This time reduction is critical because it allows our sites to initiate corrective actions more quickly. This whole program is about reducing risk.” David went on to say, “We perform multiple audits at a lot of facilities every month. The reduction in time spent collecting and reporting on data has really enabled us to focus on accident prevention and the analysis of safety trends.”

PowerAudit technology was developed by Orchestral Corporation and is configured and implemented by KMI for use in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) audit and inspection processes. The web technology that supports PowerAudit inspection form creation and data distribution makes the system ideal for large, multi-facility companies that are managing internal audit and inspection programs. PowerAudit can be integrated into any existing audit, inspection, or performance metrics data collection system. It can also seamlessly send data to any of KMI’s other EHS software solutions including their industry-leading, web-based Incident Tracking System.

About Milton CAT
Milton CAT (formerly Southworth-Milton) is North America’s largest authorized dealer and service center for Caterpillar construction, forestry and paving equipment, truck and marine engines and power systems. New product territorial responsibilities cover the northeastern United States to include the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and eastern New York.

About KMI
Knowledge Management Innovations (KMI) provides industry-leading software and implementation services for Environment, Health and Safety Management Information Systems (EMIS). KMI helps companies significantly increase the effectiveness and efficiency with which they control environmental impact, comply with regulatory requirements, increase worker safety, and reduce corporate risk.

Contact:
Matt Airhart
Director of Business Development
Knowledge Management Innovations, LLC
(866) 919-7922
www.kminnovations.com

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The Filtration of Process Water, and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry

The Petroleum industry is one of Ronningen-Petter's areas of expertise. Therefore, I feel that this paper--written by one of our employees, Craig Annable, and published by Hydrocarbon Engineering--would be of interest to you. Due to its length, this will be posted in five different articles: Introduction, Oilfield Production Site, Cooling and Amine Systems,Selecting the Right Filter, Disposable and Cleanable Filter Media.

(PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- Upstream, downstream, and throughout the petroleum industry most discussions of filtration focus on the oil itself, and it is extracted from the wellhead and refined into saleable products. Yet throughout this process, a critical and consistent component is the use of water. Although the water quality required depends upon its end use, without filtration, unfiltered water can foul downstream equipment and contaminate catalysts. The result is increased maintenance and repair costs, a potentially downed system and lower conversion rates and process yields.

Filtering process water is very important due to its influence on process flow, its ability to protect downstream equipment/piping, and its significant role in the quality/value of finished goods. Hence, this can play a critical role in optimizing the refining process. The right filtration equipment can affect a company's environmental impact through the reduction of emissions and waste generation. It can also safeguard employees by minimizing their exposure to hazardous materials. These factors, in turn, affect the company's productivity and bottom line.

Despite its significance, many refineries have not realized the benefits of optimized filtration for process water. Installing a system where none has previously existed can be difficult to justify with tight capital budgets. Decision makers face the same challenge when a filtration system is in place and operating. However, a careful look at key cost factors can quickly justify an investment that will generate a significant return. In addition to minimizing overall maintenance costs, other factors include labor costs, the potential costs of lost production, conversion, and recovery of petroleum products during schedule and unscheduled downtime.

When exploring water treatment filtration options, another consideration is water conservancy. With an increased emphasis on reducing environmental impact, there is also an increased emphasis on reducing the amount of water used for industrial processes--especially freshwater. There are two ways to achieve this. One method is to use equipment that requires less fresh water. The second method is water reuse when the amount of water used is mandated by the process requirement. This trend is fuelled by several economic benefits that can be broken down into four separate and specific areas of cost savings:

• Reduced cost for purchase and treatment of fresh water
• Reduced cost for heating process streams or money saved through energy recovery.
• Reduced process losses of expensive and unspent catalyst fines that can be reintroduced and reused.
• Reducing waste treatment costs.
Any decision regarding filtration of water should be weighed against the relative importance of each of these factors.

The next article will examine some specific areas for water treatment within the petroleum industry, and some suggested solutions.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping Slims Down for Cleveland Weight Loss Contest

Cleveland Metal Stamper Encourages Employees to Strive for First Place

CLEVELAND (PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping, a leading manufacturer of precision metal stampings, announces that its second place award last year for weight loss in Cleveland has inspired more employees to join the 10K-A-Day challenge issued by erc health for 2005 in an effort to achieve a first place victory.

“The 10K-A-Day challenge by erc health represents our dedication to lean manufacturing,” said Jerry Lynch, President, Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping.

“We currently have 60 employees enrolled and are working to get everyone in the company to participate in the erc health program to promote a healthier lifestyle both inside and outside of work. Lean manufacturing is doing things with less time, inventory, space and cost,” explained Lynch. “Now we want to get lean and healthy ourselves in order to be as efficient as our manufacturing process is everyday.”

The 10K-A-Day is a program designed by erc health to help companies encourage each of their employees to commit to walking 10,000 steps a day, the equivalent of 5 miles. Research shows that the average person only takes 2000-4000 steps per day.

“We chose this program because, according to erc health, walking is the most popular physical activity. Those who walk consistently are more likely to lose weight than those who walk occasionally. This all ties into our goal of continual improvement in lean manufacturing,” said Lynch.

“By maintaining manufacturing weight loss, we are focusing on doing things with less time, inventory, space and cost by getting it done right the first time. By striving for personal weight loss, we are focusing on working with more efficiency, better attendance and less injury.”

“We learned that by walking 10,000 steps a day, we can help lower our blood pressure, raise HDL (positive cholesterol) and decrease triglycerides. We believe that by getting our bodies in better shape, we will be able to work more efficiently and maintain a brighter outlook on life.”

Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping offers high-volume runs of precision metal stampings including four-slide and multi-slide parts, wireforms, deep draw parts and large transfer-die stampings. The company specializes in metal stampings for the power tool, lawn & garden, household appliance, HVAC, heavy transportation and plumbing industries. In addition to their Cleveland, Ohio headquarters, they provide metal stampings to the Maquiladora region from their Reynosa, Mexico metal stamping facility near McAllen, Texas. For more information, visit the company website at www.BettcherLLC.com, or call 216-267-0850.

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Pad Print Machinery of Vermont Expands

Pad Printing Machine manufacturing company adding ten thousand square feet to their Vermont facility, almost doubling their space. High demand for their PC-based XE series machines cited as reason for expansion.

East Dorset VT (PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, announced today his company is in the midst of a major expansion to their facility in this small southern Vermont village nestled in the beautiful Battenkill Valley.

“It seems like we had just barely settled in,” said Joffe, “but we’ve experienced such a rapid growth spurt that we quickly outgrew our new plant.”

Pad Print Machinery relocated to their current 22,500 square foot building in 2003 when their previous facility, which at one time saw duty as a movie theater in Manchester, VT five miles south, was no longer tractable.

“We’ve got almost twice as many employees now as we did in the old building,” Joffe explained. “I thought we’d be OK space-wise for at least a few more years, but obviously I underestimated,” he said.

Construction on the project began at the end of June and is slated to be completed September 30 this year. The company is acting general contractor and sub contracting most of the work.

“We need this,” said Jon Hale, COO of the Vermont-based company. “This is just about going to double our space.” Hale continued to say that the new area will give them the space to greatly increase their supplies inventories as well as allowing expansion of the machine shop. “Increasing the machine shop means we can bump up our capacity and shorten our delivery time,” explained Hale.

Marketplace demand for their new XE series machines has been exceptionally strong. The new PC-based pad printer line features servo controls that enable prodigious production. “In today’s world economy, high volume cost-efficient manufacturing is essential. With these machines, you not only get remarkably high output, but you get it with laser-like precision and accuracy,” said Hale enthusiastically.

He said another reason manufacturing companies are flocking to the XE Series is quick, simple modifications.

“The 20-gigabyte hard drive on this Series means you can save some serious time. It stores and instantly recalls a virtually unlimited number of jobs and parameters. Changeover from one job to the next is extremely quick,” added Hale. The built-in network card allows on-line monitoring, trouble shooting and program updates as well as the ability to communicate with the operator even during production. “This is a remarkable machine and one of the major reasons we need more room,” exclaimed Hale.

For in-depth details on the XE Series, visit the enhanced and information-laden 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 dministrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 32 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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