AGA Parts offers an online catalog featuring extensive part number lists. Its auto-search system based on part numbers enables instant search of specific parts for the following gear:
Genuine and OEM parts, as well as high-quality aftermarket can be supplied via a delivery order. The most sought-after spare parts, such as sealing elements and fasteners, can be shipped directly from our warehouse in Brooklyn.
“AGA Parts provides spare parts to customers from around the globe. Currently, our company supplies parts to 60 countries, including the UAE, Russia, and India. About 100 clients are consulted by our department on a day-to-day basis. Some AGA Parts managers are not only fluent in English, but also boast of impeccable Spanish, German, Russian, and Turkish. Clients can get info on cooperation terms around the clock – our customer support center operates 24/7 ”, states Anastacia Mitchell, a client development manager at AGA Parts.
You can make a spare parts supply request online by filling out an electronic form on the AGA Parts website. Incoming requests are promptly reviewed. Perspective customers receive free price offers for the requested spare parts via emails within 24 hours. Before order batching starts, managers and client reach an agreement upon delivery timeframes, total spare parts cost, and other important aspects. In-depth information on cooperation terms can be obtained on the AGA Parts website or from our managers.
About AGA Parts
AGA Parts supplies spare parts for heavy equipment by 90 brands locally and on a world-wide basis. AGA Parts focuses on the following industries: construction, agriculture, mining, and shipping. It employs over 50 experts. Alex Skory holds the office of AGA Parts president.
AGA Parts offers:
Official website of AGA Parts Co.: https://www.aga-parts.com
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The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced their 2019 ISPE Europe Pharma 4.0™ Conference, taking place 20–21 November in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Pharma 4.0™ is a trending industry initiative that highlights the impact and benefit of digitalisation in pharma operations and production. Digitalisation of pharma manufacturing can propel the industry forward and facilitate technological, economical, and logistical advancement. ISPE has created a Pharma 4.0™ operating model to anticipate the industry’s future by incorporating Pharma 4.0™’s strategies for business and technology.
The 2019 ISPE Europe Pharma 4.0™ Conference features top business leaders and technical experts that will elaborate on new strategies and best practises for production operations of crucial systems with an information technology point of view. The educational agenda and conversations will focus on industry business becoming more affordable and efficient with Pharma 4.0™.
To explore the agenda and to register, please visit http://www.ISPE.org/2019-EU-Pharma-40.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 18,500 members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters and training center in North Bethesda, Maryland USA, and its operations center in Tampa, Florida USA. Visit http://www.ISPE.org for more information.
For more information, contact:
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
The U.S. cannabis industry employs more than 200,000 people in states that have legalized sale and use of the substance, and the figure is growing at an astonishing rate. Analysts expect the industry’s employment numbers to surpass sectors including manufacturing, utilities, and even government jobs within five years. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics fails to recognize the industry’s contribution to the country’s low unemployment figures, major U.S. universities including Vanderbilt Law School, Cornell University, and the University of California at Davis now offer cannabis-focused undergraduate and graduate programs.
So, where does one begin when considering working in the industry? mg Magazine's annual report about leading cannabis employers is an excellent place to start.
For the past five years, the preeminent cannabis industry trade journal has been at the forefront of recognizing business leaders and companies leading the powerful economic engine. Every December, mg releases a list of the employers most valued by workers, and the bar is high. mg's process includes multiple interviews with both employees and human resources departments, evaluating key factors such as work environment, benefits, perks, work-life balance, health-and-wellness programs, social and environmental efforts, and several other business traits.
The results of 2019’s workplace satisfaction review will be released in the December issue of mg Magazine. The 2018 report is available online.
The 2019 effort is well underway. Nominations will be accepted through September 2.
Media outlets wishing to reprint any portion of this, or other stories may do so by crediting the original source, mg Magazine. Media Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (310) 421-1860 ext. 7015
About mg Magazine
mg is the leading trade media organization for the legal cannabis industry. Dubbed "weed's hybrid of Forbes and Inc.," mg analyzes and demystifies the people, plants, and products fueling the unprecedented growth of a renegade business culture slowly emerging from decades of federal prohibition. Visit mgretailer.com
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Ushio America, Inc. is proud to introduce new 4000K outdoor architectural LED lighting fixtures including traditional and slim wall packs, slim area lights, canopy mount fixtures, and wall mount security lights.
Ushio has been supplying lamps and light sources to the U.S. lighting market for over 50 years. As a manufacturer of specialty lighting fixtures and systems, these new LED fixtures expand our portfolio in the exciting architectural lighting market.
These new outdoor LED fixtures are DLC® qualified making them eligible for most utility rebates nationwide. These LED fixtures are available in popular wattages, color temperatures, and come with Ushio’s premium 5-year warranty.
For more information on the Ushio LED lighting fixtures, or any of the other architectural lighting products from Ushio America, visit http://www.ushio.com/AL or call 800-838-7446.
About Ushio America, Inc.
Ushio America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of LED and Traditional Architectural Illumination lamps such as PARs, BRs, CFLs, MR16s, HID, Linear Tubes, A19s, as well as LED fixtures. Ushio also manufactures specialty lamps that are used for AV, photographic, stage & studio, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, medical, dental, infra-red heating, and many other applications. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, Ushio America offers a full spectrum of over 2,500 products and services to its customers. For more information, visit http://www.ushio.com.
ERPVAR.com, an ERP consultant and integrated software vendor network, announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with OptiProERP Software, Inc., a leading global provider of mission-critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions focused on manufacturing and distribution. OptiProERP develops, implements and supports ERP software for discrete manufacturing including ERP software for electronics manufacturing, ERP software for medical device manufacturing, ERP software for industrial machinery and components manufacturing and more.
“We look forward to working with ERP VAR, who is a leader in the ERP ecosystem. Together, we can increase the adoption of comprehensive, innovative, and affordable industry-focused ERP solutions that small and midsize discrete manufacturers previously did not have access to. Our partnership will further our goal of enabling discrete manufacturers to run simple and compete in the digital world.” – Sudi Gummi, Director of Marketing at OptiProERP Software, Inc.
OptiProERP is an end-to-end manufacturing ERP built on the market-leading SAP Business One platform. It is a single manufacturing system that fully integrates financials, accounting, sales, CRM, manufacturing functionality and more. Built for simplicity and scalability, OptiProERP gives small and midsize manufacturers the foundation to grow and compete, without the complexity and cost. Containing integrated processes, OptiProERP enables manufacturers to optimize their business processes from sales order to shipping. By connecting these workflows in a single solution, manufacturers benefit from streamlined and automated processes, greater visibility and control, increased productivity, reduced manufacturing costs and a more efficient shop floor.
OptiProERP is featured in the main ERPVAR.com navigation menu under the Manufacturing menu title.
About OptiProERP Software, Inc.
OptiProERP Software, Inc. is an innovative, industry-leading software company focused on ERP for manufacturing and distribution. In addition to the deep industry functionality found within the OptiProERP solution, it also embeds the SAP Business One platform, the market-leading platform for small and midsize enterprises. Customers gain an end-to-end ERP solution, including financials, accounting, sales, CRM and manufacturing functionality that fully leverages deep industry knowledge and expertise.
OptiProERP is the first OEM partner of SAP’s Partner Edge Program and the only one exclusively focused on the manufacturing and distribution industries. OptiProERP and sister company, BatchMaster, are eWorkplace Manufacturing companies and leading global providers of mission-critical, industry-focused Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. Together, they have more than 3,000 customers globally and more than 400 employees. OptiProERP is a U.S.-based company located in Laguna Hills, California. For more information, visit http://www.optiproerp.com.
About ERP VAR
Established in 2012 and headquartered in Orange County, CA, ERP VAR represents the collective expertise of Sage 100cloud, Sage 300cloud, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, NetSuite, Acumatica and QuickBooks Enterprise third-party developers combined with the expertise of local implementation ERP consultants. These local ERP consultants provide end-users with a thorough needs analysis to determine which ERP software functionality is required to address their unique needs. If a business process assessment is required, the local channel partner is enlisted to provide a comprehensive examination with end-user company departments to ensure the correct ERP software is selected, implemented and the staff is properly trained. For more information, please visit https://www.erpvar.com.
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Merritt Aluminum Products Company today announced that it has been named a 2019 Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) award recipient, being acknowledged for its drive, excellence and for the influence of the company as a growing business in the state. CCTW honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities and contribute to emerging industries throughout Colorado.
The CCTW program selected 50 winners from over 1,000 nominations. This year’s award winners were honored and celebrated at a gala on Friday, June 21st in Denver, Colorado. Elated by the news of this great honor, the team at Merritt Aluminum Products attended the event with impressive attendance making sure the company was well represented for such a prestigious award. Though the gala was masquerade, no mask could hide the pride emanating from the Merritt team.
Merritt Aluminum Products spun off from sister company, Merritt Trailers in 2016. Facing many difficulties during the transition, the company was able to see impressive growth through the development of Core Values, a focus on superior customer service and continued innovation resulting in a revenue increase of 27% in 2018. Merritt Aluminum Products also has a commitment to company culture with the development of a wellness program, quarterly bonus opportunities, strong benefits and improved communications. These strides have been recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine with an Award of Excellence in Culture Momentum in November of 2018.
“I am honored to be recognized for this coveted award and to be listed among some of Colorado’s most innovative and successful companies. Without great people, none of it is possible. We’ve got a great team that has made Merritt Aluminum Products a leading manufacturer of aftermarket accessories for the heavy duty truck market.” said Taylor Merritt, Chairman and CEO of Merritt Aluminum Products.
About Merritt Aluminum Products:
Merritt Aluminum Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer of aluminum accessory products for the heavy duty trucking industry. With over 65 years of experience in the manufacturing business with a reputation for the highest quality products in the industry. We are passionate about the products we produce and the customers we serve. We believe that having strong moral principles in everything we do supports our mission to provide total customer satisfaction by producing high quality, high performance products, with exceptional customer service.
L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of premium, continuous flex, Cat6a cables designed for use in industrial environments.
L-com’s new TRD695AZHF-series cables utilize an industrial-rated Zero-Halogen Flame-Retardant Polyurethane (ZHFR-PUR) jacket that is resistant to industrial oils, chemicals and water while maintaining a CMX & VW-1 flame rating. Double cable shielding along with L-com's shielded RJ45 connectors greatly reduce EMI/RFI interference and these cables feature a flex rating of 1 million cycles at 2.69" (10X cable O.D. min. radius) and 10 Million cycles at 5.38" (20X cable O.D. min. radius).
“These new cables are perfect for use in continuous and repetitive motion applications often found in industrial settings, including use with robots and other machines found in factory and automation environments. The unique combination of ZHFR-PUR jackets, double shielding and extreme high-flex rating make these cable some of the toughest we have designed. Additionally, these cables are all in-stock and available for same-day shipping,” said Dustin Guttadauro, Product Manager.
These new zero-halogen flame-retardant, industrial-rated cables are available off-the-shelf in 12 standard lengths and custom lengths can be ordered with no minimum order quantities.
L-com’s new Cat6a continuous flex ZHFR-PUR cables assemblies are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.
L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.
About Infinite Electronics:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, Kaelus, ShowMe Cables and Integra Optics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.
Star Refrigeration has helped a world class cheese spread manufacturer upgrade its refrigeration plant to comply with F-gas regulations. The company has overseen the replacement of two refrigeration plants serving Primula’s principal cheese store facility in Team Valley in Gateshead, near Newcastle.
As the UK and Europe continue to phase down harmful refrigerants in an attempt to slow global warming, plants across the UK require upgrading to remain compliant. Star successfully transitioned the plant from R422D – which will soon become untenable under new F-Gas Regulations – to the more future- proofed R513A. The two businesses have been in a successful partnership for over 15 years, and in 2008 Star had already converted the original R22 plants to enable operation with R422D refrigerant which extended the life of the plants by over 10 years.
From January 1st 2020, the EU will introduce a service ban on all refrigerants with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of over 2,500. Since R422D has a GWP of 2,729, it would have become problematic to Primula to continue running their cheese store. This, in conjunction with the age of the plant, prompted Primula to opt for a complete replacement of the two plants to achieve regulatory compliance, optimise efficiency and ensure its viability going forward.
Star replaced the plants with new equipment utilising a refrigerant with a far lower GWP. In this instance Star determined that R513A a has a comparatively low GWP of just 631, which is well below the 2,500 threshold and should ensure the plant remains viable in its current state for the foreseeable future.
The solution involved the supply and installation of two independent plants each comprising a single bespoke manufactured air-cooled condensing unit and four draw-through evaporators. The condensing units incorporate a single semi-hermetic reciprocating compressor mounted within a weatherproof housing and an air-cooled condenser with extended legs designed for vertical air throw.
Matt Cumming, Facilities Manager at Primula said, “Star’s commitment to ensuring our business is fully compliant with F-gas regulations and their willingness to share their expertise helped us install a commercially viable refrigeration solution which will have considerable benefits both in terms of environmental impact and efficiency. The brand new installation means we are well-placed to continue to serve the needs of our customers across the UK for years to come”.
One of the key challenges of the project was that all work had to be carried out within normal business hours, but had to focus on one plant at a time to ensure continuity of operation with no downtime was maintained. Star scheduled the projects to take place in the first quarter of 2019 to take advantage of low ambient temperatures and reduce the workload on the one operational plant while the other was being replaced.
Additionally, Star made every effort to provide a solution that increased Primula’s competitive advantage with the use of components that qualified for Enhanced Capital Allowance and could afford the customer tax breaks for its use of energy-efficient technology. The plant was designed with efficiency in mind and comprised energy saving technology such as electronic expansion valves, condenser EC fans and evaporator controllers equipped with skip-defrost functionality to avoid defrosting operation when unnecessary. It’s estimated that this functionality could help the company achieve savings of up to £6,000 per annum.
The successful supply and installation of the new plant has provided Primula with a reliable, energy-efficient solution which will save them money in the short-term and comply with international legislation in the medium to long term. Star’s Newcastle branch proximity to Primula’s site, at less than 10 miles away, allowed the project to run smoothly, on time and on budget. The branch’s seven qualified industrial refrigeration service engineers and two apprentices will ensure the plant is properly maintained for years to come whilst on hand to respond to any queries or concerns.
To find out more about Star Refrigeration, go to http://www.star-ref.co.uk
APG Cash Drawer a global manufacturer of cash management solutions will partner with top point-of-sale software vendors to display its extensive portfolio of general application cash drawer solutions at the RSPA’s 2019 RetailNOW Show in San Antonio, Texas. Attendees can expect to see partners that recommend APG’s solutions to create seamless transactions for a variety of retail environments. Partner solutions will focus on POS applications for the retail, hospitality, grocery and convenience stores verticals. Partnering with leading point-of-sale systems providers, allows show attendees to see how the functionality and performance of these solutions vary.
“With over 40 years of industry experience, we aim to provide superior value through manufacturing reliable and innovative cash management solutions,” stated Bob Stone, Global V.P. of Product at APG. “As the retail POS market matures, the demands being placed on the POS peripherals have changed. At RetailNOW we are pleased to showcase an expanded suite of General Application products to address this market.”
“APG’s Partner Showcase is a further commitment to the indirect sales channel” stated Nigel Ball, V.P. of Sales in North America. “We are excited to display these solutions with our partners for all attendees to see, demo and discuss at RetailNOW 2019.”
As consumer expectations change, so do the needs of retailers and the POS market. APG’s V.P. of Global Marketing and SMARTtill Business Development, Stephen Bergeron, will be one of many guest speakers during RetailNOW’s educational sessions. In these sessions, Stephen will highlight the challenges faced by retailers, explain how the latest POS solutions can curb future revenue losses, as well as how to leverage marketing tools and insights to thrive in the digital era.
For information about our cash drawer solutions schedule a meeting and visit us in booth 407 to demo the products on display.
About APG Cash Drawer – APG Cash Drawer, with over 40 years of experience, manufactures a wide range of highly durable and reliable cash drawers that are delivered quickly to the marketplace. APG has built a reputation as the supplier of choice for cash management solutions for retail, grocery, hospitality, and quick-serve for thousands of customers throughout the world. Whether it’s our general application cash drawer, custom-designed solutions, or the SMARTtill® Cash Management Solution, our products and brand are differentiated by our ability to deliver innovative technologies that globally enhance efficiency and security at the point of sale. To learn more about our products, visit http://www.cashdrawer.com/ or call at 763-571-5000. Follow us on Twitter at @apgcashdrawer and on Facebook.
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X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced LED Lamp Kits for its popular light booths, the SpectraLight QC and Judge QC. As more retailers, homes, offices, and commercial environments adopt LED lighting for improved efficiency and reduced energy costs, the new kits allow brands, manufacturers and suppliers to easily update their visual evaluation and color assessment process to accommodate today’s lighting trends.
“Brands and manufacturers who want to ensure the highest level of product quality and color consistency in today’s retail environment are increasingly adopting LED lighting as part of their color control program,” said Marcus Jones, Product Management Director, X-Rite and Pantone. “X-Rite developed easy-to-install LED lamp kits that allow customers to retrofit existing X-Rite light booths by replacing the fluorescent store lighting with an LED source. Within a matter of minutes, our customers can add a 4000K LED source as an option for evaluating incoming materials, samples, and final products for color consistency and physical defects under controlled lighting conditions.”
Lighting plays a critical role in how a person perceives the color and appearance of an object. It is essential that brands and manufacturers consider all lighting sources under which a final product may appear, including daylight, factory, store, and home lighting environments. With the LED lamp kit, X-Rite light booths can simulate a wider range of lighting conditions, including dual daylight options (D50 lighting for print and D65 for industrial applications), incandescent, fluorescent, and LED illumination.
The new LED Lamp Kits work with:
X-Rite LED Lamp kits and installation videos are now available.
LED Lamp Kit for SpectraLight QC: https://www.xrite.com/categories/parts-accessories/led-lamp-kit-3-ft
LED Lamp Kit for Judge QC: https://www.xrite.com/categories/parts-accessories/led-lamp-kit-2-ft
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com.
Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at http://www.pantone.com
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Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India’s largest private sector company and the world’s biggest integrated polyester producer, has joined hands with Turkey’s textile behemoth, Kivanç Tekstil, to manufacture and market R|Elan™ GreenGold, a sustainable and innovative fabric 2.0, to leading apparel brands and consumers across the world. Apart from manufacturing and marketing R|Elan™ GreenGold fabrics, Kivanç will be the exclusive distributor of Recron® GreenGold fibres to spinners, yarn manufactures and knitters across Turkey and it will offer the best quality eco-friendly textile solutions to brands and retailers to meet the ever growing demand of environment friendly apparels.
Kivanç Tekstil is renowned worldwide to cater for major European and American fashion brands and retailers. Vertically integrated across spinning, weaving, dyeing, printing and finishing, Kivanç produces 18 million meters of blended fabrics per annum. Its yield comprises a wide range of blends straddling polyester, cotton, viscose, linen, tencel, modal and wool, and is lapped up by leading global brands engaged in making formal and casual wear apparels.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr Ziya Kivanc, CEO, Kivanç Textil opined: “The partnership with Reliance Industries is a significant initiative in accomplishing our mission. The exclusive distributorship of Recron® GreenGold fibres and yarns and being a manufacturer of R|Elan™ GreenGold fabrics will provide us immense growth opportunities. We are really thankful to Reliance, which has taken a stride forward in actualising our mission. Henceforth, most of the polyester blended fabrics will be made out of sustainable fibres at Kivanç!”
Innovative fabrics by recycling PET bottles!
RIL, the owner of brand R|Elan, is one of the largest recycler of PET bottles in India, recycling 2.2 billion PET bottles a year. R|Elan GreenGold, made from recycled PET, substantially reduces emission of greenhouse gases. The fabric being made from pre-dyed fibres and whatever little water is used, 90% of it is recycled. It uses bio-fuels and is one of the few recycled brands that provides end-to-end traceability throughout the supply chain, right from PET bottles to fibres.
Speaking on the newest member of the rapidly growing HEP, Mr Gunjan Sharma, CMO – Polyester Division, RIL, said: “It gives us immense pleasure to partner with the globally renowned Kivanç Tekstil. With RIL’s technological edge in sustainable offerings merging with Kivanç’s manufacturing prowess, we are certain to come up with stunning innovative fabrics to meet the growing demand for high-quality eco-friendly apparels”.
About Kivanç Tekstil
Kivanç is one of the main woven fabric supplier to European and American apparel markets, and it caters to renowned local and global fashion brands. Kivanç has capacity to manufacture 18 million meters per annum of a wide mix of fabric blends weighing in the range of 100gr/m2 to 500gr/m2. The Company’s innovative approach and know-how in the industry has strengthened it’s long-term collaborations with leading fashion retail brands by producing best quality fabrics with professional work ethics. Kivanç Tekstil ranked 335th among the Turkish exporters, and 13th within the textile sector companies in 2018.
About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
RIL is India’s largest private sector company with a consolidated turnover of INR 622,809 crore ($ 90.1 billion), cash profit of INR 64,478 crore ($ 9.3 billion), and net profit of INR 39,588 crore ($ 5.7 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2019. RIL is the first private sector company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’ – currently ranking 148th in terms of revenues and 99th in terms of profits. The company stands 71st in the ‘Forbes Global 2000’ rankings for 2019 – top-most among Indian companies. It ranks 10th among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work for in India’ (2019). RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail, and digital services.
Puritan Medical Products, LLC, will be joining industry experts at the 2019 IAFP Annual Meeting in Lexington, KY at booth #628. For more than 100 years, Puritan has been recognized as the global leader in the creation and manufacture of innovative swabs and related single-use products. At IAFP they will feature the following products:
You’ll see many other Puritan items of interest to food safety specialists, from basic wood items like sterile tongue depressors for product sampling to a broad array of familiar sterile fiber and foam-tipped swabs for many applications in your operation and lab.
Puritan will also be celebrating its 100th anniversary at IAFP. Over the many years of its rich history, Puritan evolved from manufacturing a single mint-flavored toothpick to serving more than a dozen market sectors, with a strong focus on the specimen collection industry. They offer, a varied product line that includes basic spun fiber-and foam-tipped applicators, media transport systems, and our patented HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® polyester flock swabs.
Be sure to spend some time at the booth to discuss these products and learn how they may address your special situation.
“Like the world of diagnostics, environmental sampling protocols continue to evolve,” stated Timothy Templet, executive vice president of sales. "Puritan responds by continuing to provide products that meet the needs of our customers. Our R&D staff is constantly evaluating market changes and developing innovative new products that are both user-friendly and well aligned with current sampling and processing methods.”
IAFP 2019 will be held from July 21 – July 24th in Lexington, KY. Come visit Puritan in booth #628 to learn more about plans for the next 100 years.
Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, is a family-owned American company known worldwide as the trusted manufacturer of single-use products for controlled environments, diagnostics, and specimen collection, environmental, forensics, and genetics, medical, and microbiology media industries. Puritan is FDA-registered and ISO 13485:2016 certified. Their products enhance the ability of its customers to collect, analyze, and transport specimens with the utmost confidence in the products’ integrity. Puritan manufactures all of its patented flock swabs and related products in its Guilford, Maine, USA facility.
Northeast Prestressed Products (NPP), a PCI Mid-Atlantic Producer Member and manufacturer of prestressed/precast products for the Mid-Atlantic, New England and surrounding areas, has a key role in a prominent Lehigh Valley bridge replacement project that is currently underway.
Lehigh and Northampton Counties are replacing their 1930’s era bridge over the Lehigh River with a durable precast prestressed concrete structure. The Coplay-Northampton Bridge replacement has a .5 million price tag and will connect the two boroughs for motorists and pedestrians.
This project is the first in Pennsylvania to utilize pre-stressed and post-tensioned bulb tee beam construction including spliced girders, and the first in the U.S. to use Electrically Isolated Tendons (EIT).
The replacement structure will be a three-span continuous bridge using pre-stressed bulb tee girders, with four splices along the span. The five girder lines will be post-tensioned and grouted with four tendons per line. A composite cast-in-place concrete deck will complete the structure.
The bridge is one of the most heavily traveled in the Lehigh Valley, and so many people walk the bridge every day that the county is providing a shuttle bus six days a week for the duration of the project.
AECOM is the architect and structural engineer for the bridge project. Jason Beecher, PE, AECOM Project Manager, recalls that the company has been working on this project for more than a decade.
Their memorandum of agreement with Lehigh County included architectural features on the replacement structure like ornamental lighting and reconstruction of the tow path to service the old canal.
All interested parties were eventually satisfied, and the project moved forward.
“AECOM was selected back in 2004 as the A and E for this design/bid/build project. We worked with the community to develop a durable structure for Lehigh County,” explained Beecher.
AECOM had to overcome community sentiment for the older structure by performing public outreach. The resulting concrete structure accommodates the addition of a turn lane as well as improving the durability and under-clearance.
“The AECOM team was able to keep the existing pier locations in the river and through substructure evaluation determined they were adequate to support the new loading. We didn’t have to put in coffer dams, and we minimized disruption to the fish migration seasons,” recalls Beecher.
The use of the pre-stressed post-tensioned spliced girders was selected back in the TSL stage, but it wasn’t until the design development stage that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) showed interest in the project to test a new method of corrosion protection.
IT’S GOOD TO BE FIRST
The bridge replacement project is the first in Pennsylvania to utilize pre-stressed and post-tensioned bulb tee beam construction including the spliced girders. And it’s the first project in the United States to use Electrically Isolated Tendons (EIT), a technology that is readily available and has been successfully used in Europe.
The EITs allow for verification that the post-tensioned cables have been encapsulated, as per the plans and specs, while they provide enhanced durability and non-destructive condition assessment over time. It requires minimal changes to current construction practices and provides an incentive to improve workmanship.
“The use of the demo EIT technology did not have an adverse effect on the project schedule or budget,” explains Larry Franko, Project Manager with Pennoni Associates.
“I predict in the future this technology should be considered for every pre-stressed and post-tensioned project,” adds Franko.
The EIT process uses a tight polymer duct that encapsulates the high-strength steel along with grouting that creates a protective alkaline environment for the steel strands and an anchor head that is isolated from the ground and the normal reinforcement of the structure.
The use of electrically isolated anchorages allows the team to check the integrity of the plastic duct during and after construction and to monitor the corrosion protection of the high-strength steel during the whole service life with electrical impedance measurements.
The FHWA had been searching for a project that fit the criteria to demonstrate the EIT system. In conjunction with Lehigh County and PennDOT, the Coplay bridge project was selected after vetting concerns about schedule, time and cost.
Lehigh University and Dywidag Systems International (DSI) also played a part in this groundbreaking project.
The engineering and transportation divisions of NPP worked with Trumbull, project contractor, to overcome challenges in the development and delivery of the beams. Beam delivery met several snags as the travel route had to be adjusted so the prestressed concrete beams – the longest at 139’4” – could be backed down a narrow street to access the crane.
According to Franko, only one route was deemed acceptable for the delivery of the prestressed beams. Unbeknownst to the team, a local township construction project impacted that route.
“There was no other way to reach the staging area and we were looking at a possible 6-week delay,” says Franko. The team devised a way to use a local street within the detour in conjunction with a public parking lot. That creative solution avoided major delays.
Mother Nature poured buckets of rain on Pennsylvania in 2018. It was one of the wettest years on record, with the Lehigh Valley receiving more than 20” of rain above normal, putting a damper on the construction schedule.
“The causeways were frequently submerged due to the rain,” says Beecher. “Since they were needed to erect the pre-stressed beams, we had to increase the elevation to make sure they weren’t washed out.”
The temporary causeway was designed based on the driest month of August, but the causeway was flooded because of the extremely rainy summer, so a concrete foundation was installed to support the temporary towers.
Another challenge for the team was performing a full-scale mockup of the post-tensioning operation. Franko recalls it wasn’t easy finding a level space 600 feet in length where they could mimic the exact bridge profile. Trumbull found space that allowed the interested parties to walk through the process and satisfy PennDOT and FHWA.
As with any spliced girder project, there were some challenges.
“There was some difficulty with alignment and movement with the drop in sections between the 2 haunched girders on opposing piers that were held in place only by the use of strong backs. The section between the piers was the farthest reach and that piece was difficult to maneuver. In order to avoid the PT ducts, we had to drop it down alongside and move it laterally into place,” says Franko.
There was a slight misalignment of the PT ducts due to the temporary forces on each end of the beams. They came up with a scheme to jack the beams which allowed everything to be moved within allowable tolerances.
Lehigh University and DSI will continue to monitor the bridge project and publish the results of their research. The results will confirm how well confined the post-tensioned tendons were during construction. The initial readings were above baseline and from that standpoint the grouting operation was successful.
This non-destructive evaluation method monitors for breeches in the corrosion protection system indicative of the onset of corrosion. In this demonstration project, the emphasis was for the EIT to measure quality control at the time of construction as well as long-term.
As for the project schedule, concrete deck work is scheduled for completion in 2019 with a bridge opening date set for 2020.
ABOUT PCI MID-ATLANTIC
PCI Mid-Atlantic, a chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), is a professional marketing organization committed to the growth and greater profitability of the Precast Industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is comprised of prestressed/precast producer member firms located throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. PCI Mid-Atlantic also has over 50 associate member companies that produce a variety of concrete industry related products. For more information, visit http://www.pci-ma.org.
NDS, Inc., a leading provider of drainage and stormwater management solutions for both residential and commercial applications, today launched Downspout Defender™, an innovative attachment to NDS catch basins that deflects debris and prevents clogs downstream, making downspout drainage systems more effective. With a self-cleaning grate and patent-pending design that captures more water than standard grates, Downspout Defender™ fits 12”x12” NDS catch basins.
“Installing catch basins under downspouts is a best practice for managing stormwater and protecting property. The new NDS Downspout Defender™ makes a drainage system even more effective by deflecting large debris to keep the system running clean,” said Sharon Vessels, Vice President of Marketing and E-commerce at NDS. “With Downspout Defender™, we’re excited to offer an innovative tool that enhances the performance of critical drainage solutions and protects homes from damage related to stormwater runoff.”
A catch basin traps sediment, debris, contaminants and pollutants so that they cannot enter and clog drainage pipes. Installed beneath downspouts, catch basins connect to underground drainage pipes where the water can drain away from a home to a safe location. The NDS Downspout Defender™, which attaches to a catch basin, sheds leaves, needles, twigs, nuts, seeds and other debris while preventing water from splashing back onto building walls and capturing water that overshoots traditional flat grates. Made with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and manufactured in the U.S., the NDS Downspout Defender™, combined with a catch basin, protects property and structures by eliminating standing water.
The financial costs of poor drainage can be substantial: repairing damage to a home’s foundation as a result of poor drainage can range from ,500 to ,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. The human health costs of poor drainage on a property can be significant: poorly drained runoff from roofs can enter basements or flow inside homes through foundational cracks or leaks where it can warp floorboards and turn finished rooms into disastrous, mildewy and moldy messes that can attract insects and rodents; outside, inadequate or non-existent drainage from gutter downspouts can create standing water that can harbor breeding spots for mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, Zika virus and heartworms.
The NDS Downspout Defender™ is sold at major retailers and wholesalers throughout the U.S., and online at http://www.ndspro.com.
About NDS, Inc.
NDS, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for drainage and stormwater management, landscape irrigation and flow management for both residential and commercial applications. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, NDS is a member of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. For more information, visit http://www.ndspro.com and http://www.normagroup.com.
Ushio America, Inc. introduces new LED T8 Universal lamps to its Ubiquity™ series. The Ubiquity LED T8 Universal lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent lamps. These USHIO LED T8 lamps have a hybrid design capable of ballast compatible or direct-wire operation. The lamps utilize an existing instant-start or programmed-start ballast to reduce labor and maintenance costs. If the ballast is not compatible or has reached the end of its useful life, simply bypass the ballast. It’s easy and energy efficient!
Ubiquity LED T8 Universal lamps are available in 12.5W and in 4000K and 5000K color temperatures with thermal fuse protection to help prevent overheating. Ushio America is proud to stand behind these 50,000 hour rated life LED lamps with a 5-year limited warranty. These efficient LED T8 lamps are perfect for fluorescent troffers, office lighting, warehouse facilities, and retail lighting. Use these dual purpose lamps to reduce the number of SKUs in your inventory today.
For more information on these LED T8 Universal lamps, visit http://www.ushio.com or call our customer service representatives at 800.838.7446.
About Ushio America, Inc.
Ushio America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty and architectural illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Ushio offers commercial LED lighting products with DLC listed tubes, California Title 20 specifications as well as PAR, MR16, BR, A19, S14, CFL, HID, linear fluorescent tubes, and LED fixtures. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, Ushio America offers over 2,500 products including specialty lamps that are used for AV, photographic, stage & studio, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, medical, dental, infra-red heating, and many other applications. Visit http://www.ushio.com/AL/ for more information.
Birk Manufacturing has announced that the company will be exhibiting its innovative custom flexible heaters and heating elements at SEMICON WEST 2019, the largest exhibition for the global microelectronics industry in North America. The event will be held at Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California, from July 9 to 11, 2019. Birk Manufacturing will be showcasing at booth #152.
At the booth, Birk Manufacturing will be showcasing its best-selling products, including Kapton® (polyimide), silicone rubber, mica-insulated, and butyl rubber heating elements. These heating elements are largely used in semiconductor equipment, instrumentation, medical devices, and several types of critical diagnostic equipment. The company offers these products in custom designs and specifications to meet diverse industry requirements. Attendees who stop at the company’s booth can also see its other product offerings, comprising several thermal solutions, including surface mount sensors, temperature probes, and several bare elements such as thermocouple sensors and RTDs.
The semiconductor industry uses several well-designed thermal systems and heater elements for various applications and processes. Birk Manufacturing has developed customized thermal systems that ensure low outgassing, even heat distribution, and excellent heat transfer to the heat sink as well as feature flexible circuits and integrated sensors. These heating solutions are widely used in applications such as the burn-in testing of integrated circuits and managing process temperature during the manufacturing of wafers for semiconductor applications.
Birk Manufacturing is one of the leading manufacturers of Kapton® (polyimide) heaters in the world. These heaters are thinner than most other industrial heating elements available in the market and are considered perfect solutions for compact/2D applications. These heaters can be integrated with temperature sensors to ensure thermal stability and uniform heat distribution in an application. In addition to these products, Birk Manufacturing also provides application engineering services that are certified to the ISO: 9001, ISO: 13485 and AS: 9100 standards.
“Birk Manufacturing is proud to be part of one of the largest semiconductor events in the world – SEMICON West 2019. We have been serving the semiconductor industry for years, and our flexible heating solutions have been part of several critical semiconductor applications. We believe this event will bring us several opportunities to interact with manufacturers, technicians, and engineers who might be looking for the highest-quality thermal solutions for their semiconductor applications,” said Michael Mattox, Birk’s Chief Executive Office.
SEMICON West is a premier event that addresses the trends, requirements, and market needs of semiconductor devices. The event will comprise 80+ hours of business and technical programming, as well as several innovative exhibitions, where exhibitors will provide insights on innovations in the semiconductor industry. Attendees will get a glimpse into smart solutions such as flexible hybrid electronics, sensors, MEMS, and so on. Every year, the event attracts technology and business leaders, industry analysts, researchers, and business managers of microelectronics industries. At the event, you will see Birk Manufacturing exhibiting at the SEMICON West 2019 show at booth #152 at Moscone Center South Hall.
About Birk Manufacturing
Founded in 1989, Birk Manufacturing is a market leader of innovative thermal heating solutions. The company is located in East Lyme, CT, and operates from its 36,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, where it designs flexible heating solutions, temperature sensors, custom turnkey assemblies, wire harnesses, standard heaters, and RAPT°R-heated tubes. The company regularly designs and manufactures customized thermal solutions for its clients across various industries. Its commitment to quality throughout the design and manufacturing phases can be easily verified by the various certifications that it owns. Birk is an ISO 13485/9001-, AS9100-, and ITAR-accredited company. For more information, please visit the official website at https://www.birkmfg.com.
Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. annoucnes the arrival of the Natron™ ST Series inks for pad printing onto soft touch, rubber, nylon, textiles and synthetic products. Examples of applications include soft touch pens, neck labels, rubber, nylon and synthetics.
What is soft touch? Soft touch is a coating applied to plastics and rubber substrates to give the coated products a smooth, soft feel. The soft touch coating makes it hard for printing inks to adhere on products. To solve this challenge, Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc. formulated the ST series soft touch ink line.
This new pad printing inks for soft touch and synthetics features fast drying time, high opacity and excellent print-ability. Cured prints are also able to resist rubbing, machine washing, and scratch tests. The Natron™ ST series ink line is also easy to work with just like the Natron™ SE silicone inks.
The ST Series inks for soft touch comes in 20 high opacity standard colors and is available in 1kg containers. Custom colors are also available within eight business hours upon request.
Generally, the Natron ST series will air dry at 68°F in 20-30 seconds and will achieve full crosslinking within 24 - 48 hours. With catalyst added, full cross-link is achieved in 24 – 36 hours. Accelerated drying and curing can be achieved introducing heat at 150 - 225°F for approximately 60 seconds to two minutes. (Safety caution! Wait for the hot product to cool down before touching).
Natron ST Series pad printing inks not only solves the challenge of printing onto nylons, rubber, and soft touch substrates but it also offer economic value, durability, and vibrant prints.
For more information on the ST Series inks, please visit: https://www.bostonindustrialsolutions.com/product-category/natron-pad-printing-inks/
After extensive research and development, Pharm Origins has announced the successful extraction of natural testosterone originating from raw pine pollen.
Testosterone supplementation, a key male hormone, is often used as a potent but controversial regimen against male aging. Biologically, plant-based testosterone provides the same human benefit, with limited side effects.
Pharm Origins recently filed patents on a nutrient extraction system that can extract active ingredients from the world's rarest, most fragile natural sources.
This cutting-edge process was used in the extraction of this plant-based testosterone.
“We were really excited to finally achieve this massive research and development goal. Men all over the world are resorting to synthetic testosterone therapy and this breakthrough can lead to a safer alternative in the near future,” said Clint Winters, Pharm Origins spokesperson and natural health researcher.
It was recently discovered that pine pollen, which is essentially the male seed of the flower, contains human adapted androgens including pure testosterone.
This type of testosterone passes directly into the males’ “free testosterone” stores, without “binding,” making it very viable for supplementation. Pharm Origins will be the first to extract and suspend this plant-based hormone for potential human use. Lab trials are now underway.
“We are really excited to give men around the world a safe alternative to synthetic testosterone shots. The benefits of testosterone are powerful, but they can come with many risks. This natural application will diminish those risks without diminishing performance,” said Travis Shoaf, Director of Product Development and Manufacturing.
Pharm Origins determined from rigorous research that each gram of pine pollen contains 80 nanograms of pure “free testosterone”. 300 nanograms is considered a healthy level for an average male. Most aging men are well below this number. Based on this analysis, phyto testosterone use would normalize male testosterone levels in less than a week while keeping them high for the future.
The initial application would be sublingual, with testosterone entering the blood stream within fifteen minutes.
Clinical trials are ongoing and a full release is expected during the 2019 calendar year.
Pharm Origins was founded in 2011 and is an FDA registered dietary supplement formulator and manufacturer located in Atlanta, GA.
Receiving a nod from the Museum of Outside Arts (MOA), it appears Videotel Digital’s VP70XD Industrial Media Player is now in rather high-brow spaces. Assisting the Englewood, Colorado museum in their mission to “make art a part of everyday life,” the digital media player is now supporting art installations both indoors and outdoors. How so? The resourceful VP70XD lends its acumen to art that interprets specific spaces as their own museums without walls. Thus, venues from commercial office parks to botanical gardens, city parks, and traditional sculpture gardens sing the praises of a product that can seamlessly get its point across just as if it wasn’t even there.
Thanks to the forward-thinking museum, the VP70XD is used in immersive art experiences throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Tim Vacca, the Director of Programs for MOA, said, “The Museum of Outdoor Arts has used the VP70XD Industrial Digital Signage Media Player consistently in both indoor and outdoor exhibition applications. The hardware and software are very reliable, easy to use, and have served our needs well. We highly recommend Videotel!”
The VP70XD auto loops video, audio, image, and photo content directly from a USB or SD card. Traveling lightly, it eliminates the need for an auto extractor as it provides background sound by incorporating audio files from a mix of file types. The digital signage media player can also relay slideshow transitions for engaging effects.
“It’s phenomenal to partner with the Museum of Outside Arts to quite literally bring something to life that we’re surrounded by daily. The multiple applications of this product never cease to amaze us. Needless to say, our stimulating partnerships with museums like MOA inspires us to continue to make great products like the VP70XD,” said Lisa Schneider, the VP of Marketing & Sales for Videotel Digital.
For more information about the VP70XD, visit https://www.videoteldigital.com/vp70xd-industrial-digital-signage-media-player.
For more information about Videotel Digital, visit http://www.videoteldigital.com.
About Videotel Digital:
Videotel Digital is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Digital Signage Media Players, Industrial DVD Players, and Interactive Digital Signage Solutions. The industry leader services numerous industries from retail to healthcare, educational concerns, hospitality, events, and museums, among others.
MOA is a forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. Their art collection is located within various public locations.
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Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in providing mechanical based design, engineering, and precision manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications is proud to announce an expansion of their timing belt inventories resulting in shorter lead times.
SDP/SI develops and manufactures timing belt and pulley drive systems, offering not only the components but complete assemblies designed for optimal performance. “Customers face challenges every day, from a line going down to building a prototype. By expanding our timing belt inventory we have dramatically lowered lead times, cutting and shipping timing belts in less than a week.” said V.P. Sales/Marketing, Doug Kerester. “Increasing our inventory levels in timing belt materials will better position us to meet our customers’ needs for quick turnaround,”
SDP/SI is one of the top 3 belt sleeving consumers in the USA offering synchronous timing belts in a wide range of profiles, including MXL, XL, L, HTD®, GT®2 and GT®3. Stocking timing belt material from leading manufacturers, such as Gates, SDP/SI has the capacity to cut over 6,000 belts per day. Both standard widths and special widths cut to customer requirements are available. Detailed product specifications are available on the website.
About Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) a Designatronics company
SDP/SI, ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certified, provides mechanical based design, engineering and manufacturing services for critical motion control and small power transmission applications, including aerospace, defense, medical, robotics, and industrial automation. Over 87,000 standard inch and metric small mechanical components are available for fast turnaround. SDP/SI specializes in high-quality machined parts, molded components, synchronous belt drives, precision gears and subassemblies, offering customized design. For more information go to: http://www.sdp-si.com
ARCO Design/Build (ARCO) Houston’s continued growth in the light industrial construction industry has necessitated the move to a new office location. The Houston office was established in 2015 as an extension of the award-winning national design-build firm ARCO.
“Back in 2015, we saw an opportunity to move to Houston due to the lack of design-build contractors and the opportunities that presented themselves here,” adds John Atcheson, Vice President, Principal of ARCO Houston. “Focusing on our design-build delivery has grown our business from a traditional industrial box builder to our delivery of pharmaceuticals, life sciences and manufacturing facilities. Today, we are the design-build contractor in Houston.”
ARCO’s specialty in light industrial and commercial design-build construction projects supports a variety of industries including speculative development, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, distribution centers, cold and dry storage facilities. Since their start in 2015, ARCO’s Houston office has seen steady growth due to the value of their design-build delivery method.
“Our growth has been reflective of us sticking to our philosophy on the design-build approach and the value we want to give our customers,” said Eric Safko, Vice President, Principal of ARCO Houston. “It’s been a product of our slow, but steady growth. If we wanted to be a plan-spec-build contractor like others in the city, we could do larger volume, but at that point, we’d just be another general contractor and not a strategic member of the team that adds value to the process and brings a new perspective to projects with new solutions.”
The growth of the Houston office is the successful extension of ARCO’s national network of design-build offices named #15 on ENR’s 2018 list of design-build contractors.
“Being a national design-build contractor with 19 offices, Houston being one of them, we are able to bring in a tremendous amount of knowledge from around the U.S. I think that’s a huge advantage to our clients and end-users. No other contractor in Houston has quite the reach we do, and we leverage that for our clients,” said Atcheson.
In 2018, the ARCO Houston was awarded and named one of Houston’s Best Places to Work. The new office location features contemporary design with architecture for the office completed by the Houston based architectural firm Method Architecture.
“It’s nice to have a new place to call home for our associates. It has our ARCO work hard/play hard feel and will allow us to cohesively work as a team while giving us room to grow,” said Safko. With this new space, we could easily double our staff to support the size business that we see ARCO Houston being in the next 5-10 years.”
About ARCO Design/Build
ARCO Design/Build, Inc. is a national design/build firm widely recognized as an industry leader for various industrial project types, including but not limited to cold storage warehouse, light industrial distribution, and manufacturing. ARCO's turn-key approach allows customers to have a direct relationship with one company, ensuring a single point of contact that will allow for clear lines of communication resulting in savings of time and cost. Capabilities include project feasibility studies, site selection, complete design, logistical design, budgeting, up-front competitive lump sum pricing, value engineering, code consulting and full general contracting.
Coravin, Inc., a Burlington, MA company focused on changing the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed through its revolutionary wine preservation system, announced today it has chosen Enhanced Retail Solutions (ERS) retail analytic software to help better study the business with retail partners. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Wine Preservation System, which uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. The partnership with ERS enables efficient management of Coravin’s rapidly growing distribution.
ERS is a top provider of Retail Analytic and Demand Planning to retailers, licensors and their vendor partners. ERS clients use their consulting and software to analyze product sales and trends as well as to better forecast their inventory needs. ERS tools transform vast quantities of data into meaningful, actionable opportunities. Their experience in retail management, along with their extensive software development background combine to offer consulting and software aid in managing and studying the performance of inventoried items.
“We wanted a more efficient, automated way to capture and consolidate Retail Sell-Out data”, said Scott Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Sales, The Americas at Coravin. “I witnessed firsthand how Enhanced Retail Solutions’ software benefited a top CPG company and thought Coravin could benefit similarly.”
About Enhanced Retail Solutions LLC:
Enhanced Retail Solutions is a New York based software and consulting firm specializing in Retail Analysis and Demand Planning for the manufacturer and their retail partners. ERS' state of the art software tools and consulting deliver critical data quickly, easily and cost effectively, adding over one hundred million dollars to their clients' bottom line. ERS' broad customer base includes industry leaders in consumer products, toy, apparel, footwear, home textile, electronics, home décor, home improvement, housewares, jewelry and food industries. For more information, visit https://www.EnhancedRetailSolutions.com.
Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on changing the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Wine Preservation System for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to enjoy any wine, any time- whether they want a sip, a glass, or more. After enjoying a glass of wine, the remaining wine in the bottle will be perfectly preserved for weeks, months, or even years. For more information, please visit http://www.coravin.com.
DUNA-USA, a manufacturer of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and chemicals for the aerospace, automotive, insulation, marine, and construction industries, has partnered with Insulations Inc. an oil and gas industry insulation contractor, to provide DUNAPOL® C foam-in-place polyurethane system for valve insulation at both Cameron LNG and Freeport LNG export plant projects.
After a testing process conducted in collaboration with multiple engineering firms, the DUNAPOL® C system was approved, and production initiated by Insulations Inc. in January 2019.
“With the DUNAPOL® C system, we documented noticeable efficiency improvements over traditional valve and flange insulating techniques. DUNAPOL® C enabled us to perform the valve insulation scope in faster, safer, more cost-effective manner, while still maintaining the high-quality level of work we take pride in,” states David Branton, President of Insulations Inc. “Insulations Inc. has made the capital and resource commitments to be the industry leader for LNG & Ethylene Foam-in-Place (FIP) applications, and we’ve seen great success in both the Freeport and Cameron LNG plant projects” adds Branton.
Historical valve and flange insulation protocol involves using fabricated rigid sheets, requiring a high amount of labor with lots of waste material and bond joints. Pour-in-place systems eliminate waste entirely and drastically reduce labor hours, providing a cost and time-effective improvement on existing technology.
The dimensional stability of the pour-in-place system, and the excellent cell structure are just a few of the features in a long list of outstanding mechanical, physical and thermal insulation properties of DUNAPOL® C. “Our collaboration with Insulations Inc., along with the quality of the DUNAPOL® C polyurethane systems, confirms the efficiency of foam-in-place insulation technology in the US market,” says Andrea Benedetti, CEO of DUNA-USA.
The foam-in-place technology is relatively new to the North American market but has a successful track record in LNG applications throughout the globe and is widely accepted as the most efficient insulation process for valve and flange applications. “We foresee a continued growth and use of the foam-in-place technology in LNG and ethylene projects throughout North America over the next few years, with a product made entirely in the US,” adds Benedetti.
Insulations Inc. is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, and has been in business for over 40 years. They specialize in providing high-quality construction services such as tank insulation, fireproofing, heat tracing, fabrication, refractory, painting/coating, abatement, and scaffolding. They operate in multiple industries such as refining, gas processing, chemical, power, pulp and paper, LNG, industrial, and marine. Additional information may be seen at: http://www.insulationsinc.com.
DUNA-USA’s Polyiso foam and PU systems are primarily targeted towards oil and gas, cryogenic, and LNG insulation applications and is the core business of the DUNA Group. The DUNA Group, comprised of DUNA-USA, DUNA-CORRADINI, and DUNA-EMIRATES, has been manufacturing foams, chemicals and adhesives since 1957, and specializes in the research and development of high-quality polyurethane foams and chemicals. DUNA has locations in the USA Italy, and United Arab Emirates. Additional information may be seen at: http://www.dunagroup.com/usa
he NPD Group has named François Klipfel president of the company’s Europe Toys business. NPD, the global leader in industry expertise, prescriptive analytics and point-of-sale tracking for toys, offers services for the toys industry in 13 countries around the world.
François started his career in sales at Procter & Gamble before he moved to the point-of-sale business within GfK France in 1993. Over the past 25 years, he had different roles in the commercial team of GfK, including Deputy Managing Director and member of the Management Board of the South West Europe region. In his latest role, he was leading a team of more than 70 managers and senior executives while handling sales and negotiations for a range of global clients.
In his new role at NPD, François will be responsible for continuing the successful development of the company’s Toys practice in Europe, and starting new initiatives in adjacent industries such as Entertainment. He will report into Gerhard Hausruckinger, NPD Group President for Europe and APAC.
“François has a proven track record as a successful leader, bringing with him a strong reputation for personnel development and team building. His experience and proven ability to deliver results will be a valuable asset as The NPD Group executes on its strategic priorities and plans for sustainable growth,” said Hausruckinger.
“I am honored and thrilled to take on this role and look forward to working with NPD’s talented team to undertake the myriad opportunities and challenges facing the toy industry in today’s increasingly competitive and ever-changing entertainment landscape,” said Klipfel.
About The NPD Group
NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help our clients grow their businesses in a changing world. Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on us to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. We have offices in 27 cities worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and APAC. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, B2B technology, consumer technology, e-commerce, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, media entertainment, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, toys, travel retail, video games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit http://www.npd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup, @npd_entertain
American Elite Molding, America’s leading manufacturer of cable ties, experienced 30% growth in 2018 and is on pace to match that rate in 2019. This marks 15 straight years of double digit growth for the American manufacturer based in Crestview, Florida.
“We are proud to continue our trend of double digit growth, year after year,” said American Elite Molding Founder and CEO Robert Sires. “In 2018, our 20th year in business, we had more than million in sales. We have grown from 3 employees to nearly 200, and our production facility in Florida has expanded from 4,000 square feet to 75,000 square feet—and we’re almost busting at the seams. We’ve managed this growth through our dedication to producing superior quality, American-made cable ties and to delivering exceptional customer service. We are constantly improving our processes and expanding production capacity; we have invested over million in new machinery over the past three years and now have 17 machines running 24/7/365. We also now supply cable ties to one of the largest consumer home improvement chains in the U.S. We expect to reach over million in sales within the next three years.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, American Elite Molding is America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties. Located in Crestview, Florida, its state-of-the-art ISO 9001-certified facility operates 24/7/365 and boasts the most advanced production processes in the U.S. AEM offers an extensive line of cable ties in a variety of lengths, tensile strengths, and colors, plus accessories such as mounting pads and cable clamps. American Elite Molding’s specialty products include EZ-Off™ ties, releasable ties, custom-printed ties, and HVAC duct straps. All cable ties use virgin nylon 6/6 to guarantee superior quality and are UL Listed and Mil-Spec approved, including UL 62275 Type 21S. AEM maintains a full inventory of all cable ties for Just-in-Time delivery from regional stocking locations to its national distributor network. American Elite Molding is committed to continuous improvement in quality and service in all areas. The company focuses on customer success as well as satisfaction, and all American Elite Molding products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more information, call 1-888-463-3454, visit http://www.AmericanEliteMolding.com, or find AEM on Facebook.
Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, and Okuma distributor Hartwig, announce the grand opening of the new Okuma Tech Center at Hartwig Houston on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9a.m.-7p.m., 10321 Regal Row, Houston, Texas.
The grand opening event showcases the 23,000 square foot, world-class showroom which features more than 20 machine tools - including larger machines specifically built for the oil and gas industry. Attendees will also see cutting demos, learn about the latest in CNC technology and meet with industry partners.
“We’re looking forward to opening the doors of the new Tech Center to our customers. Okuma and Hartwig’s long-standing partnership combines decades of machine tool knowledge and industry experience to provide exceptional sales and service to CNC customers,” said Wade Anderson, Okuma Product Specialists Sales Manager and Tech Centers Manager. “The new space allows us to show the larger machines that are significant to the oil and gas industry, and our customers can see live-cutting applications demonstrated on these Okuma machine tools. It’s the perfect place for customers to come and meet with Okuma and Hartwig experts to learn how we can help solve their manufacturing challenges.”
“We are very excited to open the doors to this world-class facility and welcome our customers located in the southern Texas and Louisiana regions,” said Hartwig Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Greg Hartwig. “Without their support, this Tech Center wouldn’t be possible. We look forward to seeing our customers at the grand opening event.”
Lunch will be provided daily. For detailed information about the grand opening event and to register visit https://okuma.com/houston2019. For more information on Okuma America Corporation visit https://www.okuma.com/ and for more information on Hartwig visit https://www.hartwiginc.com/.
About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/americas or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.
Founded in 1960, Hartwig has become the largest distributor of machine tool solutions and inspection equipment in the Midwest and Mountain regions. Built on a foundation of fairness, after-sales support and hard work, the company has grown to more than 200 employees covering eight office locations in 14 states including: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Hartwig partners with its customers to optimize machining performance, decrease downtime and improve overall efficiency of equipment and applications. The company prides itself on not just being a machine tool distributor, but a true solutions provider intent on assisting customers in controlling their destiny and keeping manufacturing within the U.S. The company delivers applications expertise to numerous industries, including: aerospace, computer, construction, farming, fluid power, industrial machining, medical, oil, gas and energy. Hartwig’s name is synonymous with quality, service, support, and engineering.
Leak Detection Associates, the world’s premier manufacturer of custom built, helium-based leak testing instruments for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries’ is pleased to announce the completion of its new, state of art manufacturing facility in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The new facility was custom designed to meet enhanced manufacturing capabilities that will enable multiple custom units to be built simultaneously. This is a key component of the new management team’s plan designed to drastically improve client lead times on new instrument orders. The Egg Harbor Township location will also serve as the company’s headquarters and will be home to all of the administration functions of the company.
“With a new ownership and management team in place, Leak Detection Associates has implemented a global process and quality improvement program that will allow us to improve on all phases of the operation,” commented CEO Brian Mulhall. “We are committed to improving our products, service offering and customer interaction profile so that we can meet the strict demands of the regulatory environment in which our clients operate. The completion of this facility also represents the first step in the global expansion program that has been implemented.”
With the introduction of new USP General Chapter 1207 and the continual need for the use of testing per ASTM F-2391, the use of helium leak testing systems has proven to be a first-line and effective option on a wide variety of package testing programs. From package development to in-process quality control testing, the SIMS 1284+ instrument offers clients the opportunity to test at levels not achievable with other leak testing technologies and instruments. The new facility will allow Leak Detection Associates to serve clients with improved turn-around times on orders and provide a platform for more advance preliminary work on client specific testing requirements.
About Leak Detection Associates, LLC
For over 20 years, Leak Detection Associates has been the premier manufacturer of custom helium leak detection instruments for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and food packaging industries. LDA's well-established technology has been incorporated into ASTM and compendia guidance documents. This robust industry experience, combined with the advanced capabilities of the flagship SIMS 1284+ helium leak detection unit, provides companies with tools to quantitatively evaluate leakage, improve the package development cycle, establish manufacturing controls, and ultimately reduce risk to the product and consumer throughout the lifecycle.
Since the early 2000’s Canadian Siborg Systems Inc. has been manufacturing multimeters. The first model, which combined a set of tweezers with a powerful multimeter in a compact design, was introduced on international markets in 2005. From then on, Siborg has refined their devices and released multiple models, including the budget-friendly line LCR-Reader in 2014 and the robust LCR-Reader-MP in 2017.
The newest model, the LCR-Reader-MPA is the most advance device with a record high basic accuracy of 0.1%, unmatched amount of test functions and widest available test ranges.
“This is our first presentation of the newly completed LCR-Reader-MPA,” says Michael Obrecht, the director of Siborg, “We have shown devices in the past to welcoming audiences. Our multimeters are well received by consumers for their ease-of-use and high accuracy. We are excited to see what people have to say about the MPA at Nepcon Korea.”
Electronics Manufacturing Korea (EMK) has become an globally renowned exhibition for domestic and foreign buyers and is Korea’s largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. Since 2017, EMK has been co-hosted with ‘Autotronics Manufacturing Korea (AMK). an provides various seminars and events for visitors and exhibitors. Siborg is certain that LCR-Reader-MPA will be well received at this showing among the many other industry leaders.
Based on the tried-and-true combination of tweezers and multimeter, the LCR-Reader-MPA features gold-plated tweezer probes that are able to hold components, either mounted or loose, to a 0201 size. When the device is holding a component, it will automatically determine the type (L, C, R) and best test parameters before measuring with 0.1% basic accuracy. Designed for any task at hand, including on the field, LCR-Reader-MPA’s design is compact and lightweight enough to fit into any bag or pocket. The LCD is easily readable with large graphics and is back-lit for easy reading in even the worst lighting conditions. A 4-way joystick-like navigation allows users to easily access features, including the ability to change basic test modes and frequencies right from the default screen.
To features and functions really set the MPA apart from any other tweezer-based multimeter. In addition to automatic and manual LCR and ESR measurements, the device features LED/diode tests, short/continuity test, frequency measurements, oscilloscope mode, signal generator, AC/DC voltage measurements and more. A main feature on the device is the ability to test at 100 kHz test frequency allowing for a 0.001 pF resolution for capacitance and 0.1 for nH for inductance measurements.
Features on LCR-Reader-MPA include:
Siborg offers a selection of test equipment and accessories including the aforementioned LCR-Reader; Smart Tweezers LCR-meter, including a model with Bluetooth communication; Smart LED Test Tweezers; Kelvin Probe Connector kit with shielded two-wire connection that turns any LCR-Reader or Smart Tweezers model into a low frequency probe station. Siborg’s online store also sells accessories and spare parts.
ExceleraRx Corp® is pleased to announce the promotion of Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Polan served as Vice President of Information Technology. In his new role, Polan will continue to set the strategy and direction for Excelera’s proprietary technology platform and solutions. including working with Excelera Network members to design and implement strategies surrounding the collection, validation and standardization of health data.
“Excelera uses its robust data platform to provide key insights demonstrating the value of coordinated care for complex patients,” said Polan. “It will be increasingly important to delve even deeper into data sources to more fully characterize all the aspects of care for patients across the health system. I am excited to continue innovating with our members on advanced data solutions that align with their quest to provide outstanding care to complex patients.”
Polan has been a member of the ExceleraRx team since 2015. During that time, he has helped to establish and grow the Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network, which is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex patients. Prior to joining ExceleraRx, Polan was the Vice President of Technology and Infrastructure at Phreesia™, a leader in healthcare point-of-service. He has over two decades of experience leading information technology departments and projects, and brings extensive expertise in information management, information security and solving issues of scale in high growth businesses.
“Troy is an invaluable member of the Excelera team and we congratulate him on his well-deserved promotion to CTO,” said Lorrie Carr, CEO of ExceleraRx Corp. “Troy has been an integral part of Excelera’s evolution, helping to develop the sophisticated data reporting and analytics tools our members rely on to measure and improve health and financial outcomes. We’re honored to have Troy on the team and look forward to the strategic direction his expertise will bring as the Excelera Network enters its next stage of growth.”
To learn more about the Excelera Network and to meet with the Excelera team, please contact us here.
About The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network
The Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network is comprised of integrated delivery networks, health systems, and large academic medical centers with a deep commitment to caring for complex pharmacy patients.
ExceleraRx Corp. is a healthcare company that empowers integrated delivery networks, health systems and large academic medical centers to provide integrated care for complex pharmacy patients, leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs. To learn more, visit http://www.excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
For ExceleraRx Corp.
Amy Swanson, Director of Marketing & Member Relations
3DSignals, startup and pioneer in acoustic-based analytics for industrial machines, today announced completing an “A Round” of million, bringing the total investment in the company to million, to aid in the acceleration of manufacturing industry digitalization. This round was led by early-stage venture capital fund State of Mind Ventures, known for backing technology-driven, game-changing companies. Other investors included Grove Ventures, based in Israel, Mr. Enrique M. Aboitiz Jr. from the Philippines, and German Dive Digital.
The funding is testament to the early success of 3DSignals’ innovative Asset Performance Monitoring solution, and further strengthens the startup’s position and mission to bridge the gap to manufacturing digitalization, otherwise known as ‘Industry 4.0’.
Though digitalization promises to transform the manufacturing landscape, in reality, its fruition is reliant upon the surmounting of significant obstacles. Cisco* states, “By some estimates there are 60 million machines in factories throughout the world and 90% are not connected. Meanwhile, 70% of the machines are more than 15 years old.” According to European Parliament Think Tank**, “Large investments are needed if enterprises are to make the move to Industry 4.0…perhaps as much as €140 billion annually in Europe.” In addition, SMEs could be daunted by the size of such investments, “who fear the transition to digital because they cannot access how it will affect their value chains.”
3DSignals’ acoustic-based technology, coupled with AI and machine learning, powerfully bridges this shortfall by extracting operational performance parameters such as availability, speed, and health of industrial machines, and generates insights that improve utilization and increase machines’ productivity. The 3Dsignals solution can be installed in less than an hour, works with a variety of machines from different vendors, both old and new, and shows immediate value.
Founded in 2015, 3DSignals’ groundbreaking solution has already achieved worldwide recognition for its ability to monitor and maintain industrial equipment and processes. The startup achieved the accolade of “Cool Vendor 2018” from Gartner for its innovative cloud-based predictive monitoring solution that collects sounds from industrial machines and equipment.
German manufacturer, SAMSON AG achieved a considerable increase in its overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), with 3DSignals’ Asset Performance Monitoring solution, which was successfully installed and up and running in under an hour. “Each installation of 3DSignals’ system improves asset productivity 15%+,” said Dr. Andreas Widl, CEO, SAMSON AG. “Looking across the entire value proposition, one can systematically avoid bottlenecks and predict unanticipated downtime. This provides significant value for any production company. We are privileged to be part of 3DSignals’ journey.”
Since the deployment of the 3DSignals solution in its factories, the company reports a substantial improvement in daily operations, including workflow optimization, increased production efficiency and machinery optimisation, accomplishing a remarkable advancement towards full factories digitalization.
3DSignals management team includes Ariel Rosenfeld, CEO, Offer Affias, co-founder and CTO, Amit Ashkenazi, co-founder and VP R&D, and David Koren, VP Operations. Rosenfeld was the general manager of the USB Flash Drive division at M-Systems, the Israeli company behind the first flash drive, which later was sold to SanDisk in 2006 for .6B. Ariel worked at M-Systems under Dov Moran, Managing Partner of Grove Ventures and the inventor of the USB Flash Drive. Rosenfeld led the division to a leadership position and to sales growth from M to over 0M within only three years.
“This is an exciting time for 3DSignals,” said Ariel Rosenfeld, CEO. “There is a growing need for our solution as it has already shown remarkable results within existing customers. Enterprises are realizing they can significantly improve operational efficiencies and cut costs through digitalization, and this trend has only just started.”
“Our plans are to focus on growth by increasing 3DSignals’ install base significantly over the next few months across Europe,” concludes Rosenfeld.
“We, at State of Mind Ventures, are excited to become an investor in 3D Signals and to join its team on this adventure and help them realize their vision and mission. Industrial companies in Europe and North-America are experiencing tremendous economical pressure driven by competition from the east, as well as increasing economical and geo-political market fragmentation and taxation. Their best route, I believe, to remain competitive, is to adopt, as soon as possible, IoT technologies and used them to upgrade their existing infrastructure, without replacing it.” said Yuval Baharav, General Partner at State of Mind Ventures. “3D Signals’ talented team, led by Ariel Rosenfeld, whom we believe is a unique and proven leader, is delivering a transformative technology to its customers, showing great promise to it users and shareholders.”
“Digitalizing the factory floor is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities in Industry 4.0 innovation vertical.” Said Lotan Levkowitz, a partner in Grove Ventures, an Israeli VC that specializes in early stage deep tech investments with focus on the Industry 4.0 sector. Lotan added that “3DSignals’ unique acoustic based solution enables a frictionless integration to industrial environments and brings the right offering with a quick ROI for the industry. We are proud to back the company from the first day and to experience first-hand the market acceptance to their technology.”
“Digitalization in under an hour is a phenomenal achievement. This is a highly exciting area of investment right now”, said Mr. Enrique M. Aboitiz Jr. “3DSignals is creating next generation technology that will drive advancement and change for a connected future and a better world”.
Named “Cool vendor 2018” by Gartner and awarded “Entrepreneurial Company of the Year 2017” by Frost & Sullivan, 3DSignals pioneers acoustics-AI for industrial machines. Our patented, award-winning APM solution, collects and transforms high-resolution acoustic data into invaluable operational insights, resulting in increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness. For more information, visit http://www.3dsig.com.
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Marlboro Development Team, Inc. (MDT) is pleased to announce the development of a new 125,000 square foot build-to-suit for Multi-Pack Solutions (Multi-Pack). Multi-Pack, a leading contract manufacturer and corporate citizen in Greenville County for over two decades, will consolidate existing production and distribution operations into the new facility. The Greenville operation, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters, will be FDA and EPA compliant, and manufacture products for the personal care, OTC, and medical device markets.
Scheduled for delivery in Q4 2019 and located on a 21-acre site within the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC), the new facility will house production, testing, assembly, distribution, and corporate offices. The building will feature 32’ clear height, fully conditioned production and warehouse space, ample dock positions and employee parking, as well as significant expansion capabilities.
“We are very pleased and excited about the opportunity to partner with MDT in the expansion of our operations,” said Multi-Pack President, Steve Crass. “We have been part of the Greenville community for more than 25 years and believe this investment will be beneficial for us, demonstrating our commitment to the community. We are excited to be making this new investment in the Greenville area and look forward to building on our past successes, walking into a bright future together.”
Design team members include THS Constructors, GPN Architecture, and Thomas & Hutton. Both Multi-Pack and MDT received tremendous support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), and SCTAC.
“We are pleased to partner with Multi-Pack on the development of their new headquarters in Greenville, SC,” said Brian Nash, Senior Vice President of MDT. “As with all economic development projects, there are numerous allies who have assisted us in bringing this project to fruition and we are grateful for all of them.”
About Marlboro Development Team, Inc.
Marlboro Development Team is a South Carolina based real estate developer focused on single tenant build-to-suits, value-add acquisitions, and strategic investments throughout the United States. The senior management of MDT has a proven track record of 100+ years of development experience with successful delivery of over 10 million square feet across a broad spectrum of development projects including industrial, retail, and commercial.
TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, today announced Solutions Engineer Robert Lenski has been named a 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics. The esteemed list, featured in the March 2019 issue of Food Logistics magazine, recognizes influential individuals in the food and beverage industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity and innovation through the global food supply chain.
“I’m proud to be named a 2019 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Star of the Supply Chain because it’s testament to TEKLYNX’ keen ability to think outside the box, push boundaries, and forge strong relationships to ensure the continued advancement of barcode and RFID labeling within the global food supply chain,” states Lenski. “Our commitment to doing things the right way, eliminating re-work and ensuring accuracy result in vast improvements for companies throughout the food and beverage industry.”
A TEKLYNX team member for nearly a decade, Lenski has helped world-leading food and beverage companies successfully implement enterprise-level barcode labeling software solutions that improve labeling speed and efficiency. From labeling design to print, Lenski continuously leverages his expertise to transform disjointed labeling environments and systems into high-performing supply chain solutions that leverage a single, unified global platform – positioning food and beverage companies to better serve their customers.
TEKLYNX is the only barcode labeling solutions provider to offer subscription licensing – allowing food and beverage manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to start using TEKLYNX for a low cost of entry – while offering a portfolio of tiered solutions that are designed to grow with companies over time. To view the 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain list visit foodlogistics.com and to learn more about TEKLYNX barcode labeling software solutions visit teklynx.com.
About TEKLYNX International
TEKLYNX International is the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider. An industry innovator for over 30 years, TEKLYNX helps companies operate smoothly and efficiently by implementing labeling solutions that streamline operations while staying ahead of industry-specific compliance and emerging regulations. TEKLYNX is world-renowned for its customer service; offering flexible purchase options, unparalleled service and support, and a comprehensive product offering that grows with companies over time. With operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Latin America, China and Singapore, more than 750,000 companies in over 170 countries look to TEKLYNX integrated software solutions for their standard of success. Learn more by visiting teklynx.com, LinkedIn, Twitter @Teklynx, and Facebook.com/TEKLYNXInternational or call 888-629-4444.
Archeio Technologies (Archeio), the leading provider of oil & gas content management and smart search technology, announces that it has signed a license agreement with Tourmaline Oil Corp. (Tourmaline, TSX: TOU) to deploy Archeio’s SkyWell® software company-wide. Following a two-month selection process that compared SkyWell to multiple enterprise content management solutions, the Canadian-based oil & gas company selected Archeio’s cloud software for its superior speed and energy data classification accuracy. Tourmaline over time plans to deploy SkyWell across its three business units to search large volumes of unstructured oil & gas data, which includes surface land files, engineering reports, and geological surveys. The producer has seen rapid results in its surface land team where the software has reduced key workflows from days to minutes. Tourmaline joins a large number of North American oil & gas producers who have adopted SkyWell and is Archeio’s first client in Canada.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Tourmaline is Canada’s second largest natural gas producer and the largest producer in the Alberta Deep Basin. With approximately 3,000 wells and an aggressive drilling program, the producer had amassed tens of thousands of print and digital files related to its operations. Inconsistent file naming, sprawling network folders, and physical filing rooms created barriers to information driven consumers. Tourmaline wanted to standardize its unstructured data sets and apply best-in-class technology to classify its asset documentation and allow staff to quickly locate the information needed to drive workflows across its diverse operations, including surface land, joint venture, accounting, and production operations.
“The Archeio team continue to be a pleasure to work with and we envision additional departments adopting SkyWell in the coming months for streamlining their records management. We continue to be impressed with the willingness of the Archeio team to listen to our various use cases and enhance their system in order to accommodate us,” said Rich Hodgkinson, Tourmaline’s ITS Project Lead on the SkyWell implementation.
Tourmaline evaluated Archeio’s SkyWell software in a head-to-head comparison with four other enterprise content management solution providers and large software vendors. The oil & gas producer selected SkyWell because it outperformed the alternatives on every level, including ease-of-use, ability to quickly find reliable information, expertise in classifying a wide variety of complex energy data types, and lower cost. Additional factors influencing Tourmaline’s selection include highly personalized service from Archeio staff and flexibility in modifying SkyWell functionality based on the needs of their end users.
“We are extremely proud to be a part of Tourmaline’s unstructured data management strategy and look forward to bringing the benefits of SkyWell to the Canadian market for the first time,” said Rex Womble, CEO and co-founder of Archeio. “It’s a true honor to be recognized as the best-in-class oil & gas content management technology, which is exactly what Archeio set out to do and something we continuously strive to live up to,” he said. Womble continued, “We would not be here without amazing customers like Tourmaline who have taught us so much along the way, and for that the Archeio team is especially grateful.”
SkyWell is being deployed throughout Tourmaline in phases, starting with the company’s surface land team. Utilizing SkyWell’s high-speed document processing technology, land and legal records have been classified according to a standard document taxonomy defined by the producer. Users are now able to perform powerful keyword searches on document metadata and file contents or locate information in real-time using a map-based interface from their PC or mobile device. Rapid results include accelerating delivery of the lease details needed by accounting staff for regulatory reporting, a process that now takes just a few minutes instead of days. SkyWell has also enabled Tourmaline’s three business units to adopt consistent surface land data management best practices and enforce data standards, such as lease and well naming.
About Archeio Technologies
Archeio Technologies is a provider of intelligent software and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company helps organizations manage the large volume of information generated throughout the well life-cycle, including engineering, geology, land, regulatory, and production data. Archeio’s unique approach uses innovative cloud computing, machine learning, and intelligent search technology to give energy professionals access to reliable well & land information on their desktop or mobile device. Companies benefit from improved operational efficiency and reduced IT overhead. The Dallas-based startup has already attracted a portfolio of clients, from large, publicly traded companies to independent operators, and currently manages information for over thirty thousand wells across North America.
Michelman is excited to introduce its new family of Unyte surface modifiers formulated specifically for manufacturers of technical textiles and pre-preg fabrics. Designed to help technical textiles and pre-preg fabrics achieve advanced form and function in both woven and nonwoven materials, this brand of water-based emulsions act as binders for carbon, glass, aramid, basalt, UHMWPE, natural, and other polymeric fibers.
“We are known in the fibers and composites industry as the interface adhesion experts,” explains Mr. Steve Bassetti, Global Marketing Director for the Industrial Manufacturing Group at Michelman. “Our expertise in formulating surface treatments such as sizings, binders, and film formers, strengthened by our understanding of end-use applications, provides technical textile manufacturers an unequaled set of solutions offering various functionalities that can be applied at the fiber level or as an oversizing. Specifically, we help the construction, ballistic, medical & hygiene, automotive, filtration media, pre-preg, and consumer products industries improve the performance and functional behavior of textile applications.”
The performance and production of technical textiles are enhanced through six distinct pillars of functionality: binding, adhesion, processability, heat resistance, print receptivity, and anti-blocking.
Unyte Bind offers multiple solutions that improve fiber-to-fiber adhesion. This improved binding of fibers creates a better structure for applications such as laid or woven scrim and pre-pregs.
Unyte Grip promotes the adhesion between fibers and polymeric matrices helping to improve mechanical properties. Increased fiber-to-matrix adhesion is beneficial to pre-preg fabric for composites and multilayer systems, such as roofing underlayment, that combine woven and nonwoven materials.
Unyte Glide is for manufacturers of pre-preg fabric and multilayer systems combining woven and nonwoven materials, who can use these grades to increase lubricity and slip and facilitate tow spreading of fibers in technical textile production. They are also used as over-sizing to improve release, drape, and fabric processability.
Unyte Heat operates at elevated temperatures without degradation and can withstand more thermal recycling operations. It provides heat resistance during primary and secondary processing, as well as in the end-use product, making it an ideal solution on braided three-dimensional structures where thermal insulation is required.
Unyte Print boosts ink adhesion for improved print receptivity and minimal color bleed. Fabrics that are over-printed for decoration and branding, or with identification codes where legibility is essential, can benefit from these solutions.
Unyte Slip produces outstanding anti-block properties making it perfect for fabrics, nonwovens, and pre-pregs which need to be stacked or rolled. It helps prevent finished goods from sticking together, and improve interlayer release and stack-ability.
Michelman is introducing its exciting new Unyte family in Hall 5, Booth C34 at JEC World 2019. The show is being held March 12-14 in Paris.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.
Aleph Objects, Inc., manufacturers of award-winning LulzBot 3D Printers, announced two new 3D printer bundles for metal casting. These bundles combine best-in-class printer reliability with Polymaker’s PolyCast™ filament, designed specifically to replace wax patterns for investment casting.
Both bundles include everything required to create parts in days, not weeks, at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. For professionals, from engineers to artisans, 3D printing for investment casting greatly improves efficiency and expands design capabilities.
The Investment Casting Process with 3D Printed Patterns
The printed pattern process reduces time required with traditional injection molded wax patterns to days versus weeks, and reduces costs from thousands to tens of dollars. The 3D printed patterns enable more complex object designs that were not possible with the lost wax method. The investment casting process enables designs to be finished in a wide range of product materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloy, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze.
PolyCast 3D printing filament enables clean burnout (ash residue of 0.003%) in comparison to other materials, easy smoothing with isopropyl alcohol, and effective sanding results. “PolyCast has been designed specifically for a very clean burn out, allowing 3D printed patterns to completely vaporize from investment molds,” said Jeff Walters, Vice President of PolyMaker. “Users can replace injection molded wax patterns, eliminating the tooling process [while] saving time and money, allowing for quicker iteration of design without committing to large minimum order quantities.”
LulzBot Metal Cast 3D Printer Bundles
The Large Metal Cast Bundle includes the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer with standard 0.5 mm nozzle tool head, the HS Tool Head with an 0.8 mm nozzle for large volume prints, and four reels of 750g PolyCast filament. This bundle is ideal for creating 3D printed patterns for large metal castings up to a 12” cube, or 280 x 280 x 250 mm in size, and is perfect for prototypes, low volume manufacturing, and custom solutions. The standard 0.5 mm tool head offers a balance between speed and precision for prints with higher tolerance requirements.
The Precision Metal Cast Bundle includes the LulzBot Mini 2 3D Printer (build volume of a 6” cube , or 160 x 160 x 180 mm), the standard-equipped 0.5 mm SE Tool Head, the SL Tool Head with a 0.25 mm nozzle, and two 750g reels of PolyCast filament. Users can create highly-detailed 3D printed patterns with smooth surface finish for metal casting of jewelry and small parts with minimal post processing. The LulzBot SL Tool Head produces near-SLA (50 microns) quality positives, exceeding the 75 -125 microns that can be achieved with wax.
“The combination offered by LulzBot and Polymaker enable end users speed, accuracy, and ease-of-use not previously available in the investment casting industry,” said Grant Flaharty, Aleph Objects’ CEO and President.
Both the Large Metal Cast Bundle and the Precision Metal Cast Bundle are available for immediate shipment. Visit https://www.lulzbot.com/business-solutions for more information.
About Aleph Objects, Inc.
Aleph Objects, Inc. is the Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of the award-winning line of LulzBot® 3D Printers for rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, educators, and professional hobbyists. Aleph Object’s core company values of Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware enable users to uniquely modify both software and hardware to bring their imagination into reality. For more information, visit LulzBot.com, or for a press kit, visit http://www.lulzbot.com/press/ or email email@example.com. LulzBot is a registered trademark of Aleph Objects, Inc.
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L-com, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has launched a new RJ45 termination board.
The RJ45FTJ is a slim, low profile breakout board that features an RJ45 (8x8) jack and screw terminals. The breakout board brings out all eight signal pins and the shield to screw down terminal blocks for easy termination or field wiring. This allows for quick and easy connections for prototypes, field wiring or even permanent installations.
Angled brackets provide an easy way to panel mount the block if desired, and holes drilled into the PCB provide a convenient way to anchor the unit and/or tie-wrap wires to the edge of the PCB. The block's compact design takes up minimal space, allowing for multiple connections in a small area.
“Our new RJ45 termination block is a very versatile solution to address many different connectivity applications. It can be used for field repair, prototyping new designs, or it can be used as a standard component in new product designs,“ said Dustin Guttadauro, Product Manager.
L-com’s new RJ45 termination block is in stock and available for immediate shipment.
L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.
About Infinite Electronics:
Infinite Electronics is a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands. Our portfolio brands are specialists within their respective product set, offering broad inventories of engineering-grade product, paired with expert technical support and same day shipping. Over 100,000 customers across a diverse set of markets rely upon Infinite Electronics to stock and reliably ship urgently needed products every day.
Lindberg/MPH announced the shipment of one (1) Treet-All™ Box Furnace to the technology industry. The Treet-All™ Light Industrial Box Furnace is suited for multiple applications, including annealing, ashing, austempering, brazing, preheating, and solution treating.
The maximum temperature rating of this light industrial box furnace is 2050°F and has work chamber dimensions of 12” wide x 24” deep x 12” high. The Treet-All™ box furnace is a part of Lindberg’s modular, stackable, and space-saving line of box furnaces. The furnace meets and exceeds industry standards for heat-up rates and outer shell temperatures. The ideal use for the Treet-All™ box furnace is for tool room, plant maintenance, and production applications that require maximum heat-treating, hardening, and tempering capabilities in a minimum amount of space.
“Lindberg/MPH’s light industrial box furnaces are designed to minimize heat loss and save space, making them the ideal for any workspace.” - Kelley Shreve, Applications Engineer
The Treet-All™ box furnace also offers quick, consistent heat up rates, full access to the work chamber, minimum heating of the outer skin, product load protection, and precise control with a long life and reliability.
More unique features of this Treet-All™ box furnace include:
Lindberg/MPH is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat treat furnaces, including pit, box, IQ, and belt type for the ferrous and non-ferrous markets. Lindberg/MPH customers cover a wide range of industries including aerospace/military, automotive, commercial heat treating, energy/oil, electronics and the forging markets. Founded in 1912, the company has more than 75,000 industrial furnace installations worldwide and their equipment is backed by a full range of customer support services and the most extensive replacement parts inventory in the industry. Lindberg/MPH is a proven leader in the thermal processing industry, with a long track record of proven policies and management practices.
Lindberg/MPH is owned by Thermal Product Solutions (“TPS”), a leading American manufacturer of custom industrial ovens used for heat treating, finishing, drying, curing, manufacturing automation and process control. TPS is a global leader in thermal processing products and test solutions with brands including Baker Furnace, Blue M, Gruenberg, Lindberg, Lunaire, MPH, Tenney, and Wisconsin Oven. For more information on equipment solutions from TPS visit the website at http://www.thermalproductsolutions.com.
"The existing SV Series configurations with internal batteries are perfect for edge computing applications that require a minimal footprint and optimized runtimes. The new models without internal batteries give IT managers more options for extended runtimes," said Jose L. Medina, Tripp Lite's 3-Phase UPS Product Line Manager. "All the cabinet sizes and capacities are now available without internal batteries for extended-runtime applications, and the expanded SV Series UPS line offers maximum configuration and pricing flexibility for a full range of applications."
The SV Series is available with capacities from 20 kVA to 140 kVA. User-installable, hot-swappable 20 kVA power modules can increase capacity or provide N+1 redundancy for fault tolerance. All models provide true on-line, double-conversion power protection to deliver clean and reliable backup power. They are ideal for small and medium businesses, data centers, financial operations, healthcare facilities and government agencies with mission-critical equipment that requires high availability.
"A UPS system with this level of scalability and redundancy helps reduce the total cost of ownership," Medina said. "The IT manager needs only to focus on right-sizing for today's needs. As capacity and availability requirements increase, the UPS expands easily. This means a lower capital expenditure up front, with only incremental power module purchases required as capacity needs grow."
Key Features of Tripp Lite's SV Series:
Get more information about Tripp Lite's complete SV Series of 3-phase UPS systems at tripplite.com.
American Fiberglass Tank Repair (AFTR) has announced that it has equipped and commissioned an additional trailer lining facility at Mercantile Place in Franklin, NH. The new facility will immediately double AFTR’s dedicated trailer lining capacity. The new facility also offers additional inside space for future expansion. AFTR’s existing fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tank trailer lining facility is located in Ashland, NH.
“We are pleased to add this new facility, which will double our current capacity and provide additional opportunities for expansion,” said Jim Turcotte of AFTR’s Senior Management Team. He continued, “It is the ideal location to provide efficient service for our growing customer base of FRP tank trailer haulers operating in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.”
“I am excited that American Fiberglass Tank Repair has decided to expand its operations and facilities within our historic city,” commented Tony Giunta, Mayor of Franklin. “American Fiberglass Tank’s newest facility will boost the local economy by providing additional jobs and increasing our tax base. Our city prides itself on our simplified permitting process, and we’re currently working hard to provide an even more streamlined permitting process for outstanding development projects like Mercantile Place. This great development is a perfect example of why I like to say ‘Franklin is the city that works.’”
“We are pleased that American Fiberglass Tank Repair has signed on to become a cornerstone tenant in our Mercantile Place light industrial project,” said General Properties LLC representative Jeff Colner. “Strong support from the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Town Planner, and Planning Board encouraged AFTR to partner with us in our renovation and expansion plans for Mercantile Place. We have enjoyed collaborating with AFTR to create their new state-of-the-art fiberglass tanker lining facility so close to their headquarters. We look forward to announcing more agreements as we work with our partners and advance our plans for the other buildings at Mercantile Place.”
When finished, the Mercantile Place business complex will be home to a mix of additional businesses, including FBG Tank Services, a branch of First Business Group; Sustainable Refining, a formulator of “Green” vehicle undercoating products; Poly Lining Systems; Online Motor Deals, LLC; and a vehicle service maintenance center. The complex will be managed by GP Property Management, a division of General Properties, LLC.
About American Fiberglass Tank Repair
In addition to its NH based FRP tanker trailer lining business, American Fiberglass Tank Repair, LLC, also provides strategized services using regional technicians for its field service teams. Serving all of North America and focusing on the needs of the potable and wastewater industries as well as chemical processing operations, these fiberglass field service teams consist of specialists in the repair of fiberglass nozzles, tank leaks, shell cracks, as well as internal corrosion coat restoration, on all fiberglass vessels. Engineer-driven, the AFTR field service teams are seasoned technicians trained by the composites engineers who head up the AFTR operation. AFTR field crews are equipped to supply repairs and services to fiberglass vessels in all 50 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
More information is available at: https://www.americanfiberglasstank.com
L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has unveiled a new series of outdoor-rated direct burial and aerial messenger bulk cable designed for use in outside plant (OSP) applications.
L-com’s new Cat5e direct burial cable features outdoor-rated jackets which protect against moisture and UV (sunlight) damage. Additionally, the cable is EIA568 color-coded for compatibility with standard installations and features solid conductors for termination into standard IDC connectors and for use with PoE applications.
The new outdoor aerial messenger bulk cable is offered in Cat5e and Cat6 ratings and features a figure 8 design to ensure maximum stability even under high wind load. Both UTP and F/UTP shielded and unshielded cable types are offered in 1,000 foot lengths.
“Our new direct burial and aerial messenger cable addresses our customers’ needs for OSP applications that require high performance, rugged cable runs that will stand up to environmental extremes. This new bulk cable line can be used in a wide variety of applications across myriad industries,“ said Dustin Guttadauro, Product Manager.
About L-com Global Connectivity:
L-com Global Connectivity, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.
About Infinite Electronics:
Infinite Electronics is a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands. Our portfolio brands are specialists within their respective product set, offering broad inventories of engineering-grade product, paired with expert technical support and same day shipping. Over 100,000 customers across a diverse set of markets rely upon Infinite Electronics to stock and reliably ship urgently needed products every day.
Centurion Brands is proud to announce that their Link Force Double-Gear Drive Lopper was awarded the Golden Shovel Award for outstanding garden product from The Gardening Products Review, an independent publication that provides honest, objective and detailed reviews of items using a stringent set of criteria.
Products selected were reviewed by the Gardening Products Review panel of editors and product reviewers who evaluated quality, ease of use, performance, innovation, usefulness, and assembly. They chose Centurion Link Force Double-Gear Drive Lopper for its unique guillotine-style blade, which sets it apart from other loppers in its class, easily cutting through tough wood up to two inches thick.
“Our tools provide lasting value for all levels of gardeners,” says Centurion senior vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Freimuth. “From superior design to top-quality materials, we never stop innovating to ensure consumers get the best tools at the best price. We want everyone to work smarter, not harder.”
Innovative product features include:
“Gardening is a wonderful hobby but can be expensive and frustrating if you choose products that don’t last or can’t get the job done,” said Jack Hemingway, product director for the Gardening Products Review. “These awards provide a simple way for consumers to find the best items for their yard and garden.”
The Gardening Products Review is an independent publication that provides honest, objective and detailed reviews of items used in the garden. Based in Tucson, Arizona, the company has reviewers across the country who evaluate gardening products against a stringent set of criteria. Product categories include hand and power tools, pots and containers, watering and irrigation products, gloves and clothing, and other yard care products. With over 650,000 readers annually, the Gardening Products Review informs the buying decisions of gardeners across North America.
Centurion is one of the fastest growing garden companies in the U.S. today with broad distribution in all traditional and non-traditional channels. Using only the highest quality materials and the latest ergonomic research, Centurion product engineers design tools for efficiency, reliability, and ease of use that stand the test of time. Perfect for any home-owner or landscaper to effortlessly keep your lawns and gardens trimmed and beautiful. Visit http://www.centurionbrands.com for more information.
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"We are thrilled that Ezvid Wiki has selected not one, but two of our Solarmeter Handheld UV meters for its Top 10 Best UV Testers Wiki," commented Jeffrey W. Hall, EVP Commercial Operations at Solar Light Company, Inc. Ranked in the #1 position, Solarmeter's Model 6.5 UV Index Meter provides instantaneous UV index measurements for outdoor activities or monitoring UV lamp intensity and aging. "With a NIST-traceable calibration certificate, you can rest assured its accuracy is unquestionable," says Ezvid Wiki. Coming in at #7, the Solarmeter Model 8.0 UVC Meter is a “must have” according to Ezvid Wiki for monitoring germicidal lamps or testing eyewear. Learn more about the Solarmeter® family of compact, handheld light meters and how their simple pushbutton operation can help you measure human and animal health-related light levels at http://www.solarmeter.com.
Compiled with twenty-three hours of research, this newly published 10 Best UV Testers Wiki in Ezvid Wiki’s electronics category is a broad-ranging, impartial assessment of UV tester options available to consumers in the United States.
About Solar Light Company, Inc.
Solar Light Company, Inc., has been providing specialized light-measurement solutions to advance global health protection and environmental monitoring sciences for over 50 years. From our research-grade, laboratory and field-based systems to our handheld sensors we strive to contribute to the improvement of global health and the environment by providing high-quality solutions, supported through a premier global infrastructure.
The overarching objective at Ambrose Solar is to help generate clean and consistent power hassle-freely and cost-effectively. The Vacaville based solar company sells, designs, and installs solar systems for residential and commercial setups across Solano County and environs. The client's unique needs and budget are factored in and solar systems are accordingly tailored for amps, volts, weights, frame sizes, and wattage. Ambrose Solar maintains a vast inventory of solar panels sourced from the top brands, including Sun Power for maximum efficiency, long term value, and project suitability. The installation part is well catered to through trained workforce.
The spokesperson at Ambrose Solar recently stated, "With depleting ecology and escalating power costs, it makes perfect sense to go solar. At Ambrose Solar, we have the resources to make the transition seamless and rewarding for Solano County, Dixon, Fairfield, Napa, and beyond. To this end, we provide end-to-end solutions, free estimates upfront, competitive prices across the board, and convenient finance options. Each project is handled by professionals from start to finish, allowing the client to breathe easy. Our professional team custom designs the system for maximum power generation and does all the paperwork entailed."
Ambrose Solar's end to end solutions entail main processes, such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) Plans, and local building, electrical & zoning permits, along with utility interconnection. The solar company is there to handle HOA review and approval, and state and local rebate applications for a trouble-free transition. No part of the job is outsourced, as is the norm, to ensure the highest quality standards throughout. Ambrose Solar is known to bring timeliness into the solar installation with each project completed within 2 to 3 days depending on the system size.
On Sun Power panels, the spokesperson further stated, "Sun Power is the leading solar panel brand currently on the market revered for its efficient, reliable and durable products. The products can endure rain, hail, snow, and heat, and feature a state-of-the-art monitoring system to track the system's performance. The brand is particular about its dealerships, choosing each dealer only after detailed trials and testing. At Ambrose Solar, we take pride in being an Elite Sun Power dealer with a pedigree and adequate skills. Being a dealer helps us back each Sun Power panel purchase with genuine prices and comprehensive product warranties."
As the leading name in the solar power business, Ambrose Solar can build photovoltaic systems through CAD at considerably low Sunpower panel cost. The solar company keeps ex-stock a variety of popular Sun Power models for swift supplies. It also has installations down to a science, handling everything from small rooftop installation to huge ground mounts with efficiency and commitment. The crews have commendable experience in roofing and electric, which serves as a guarantee for the best solar installation possible.
About Ambrose Solar
Ambrose Solar is a top-rated solar company serving Solano County and surrounding environs since the year 2013. The solar company makes the most of its resources to provide customized standalone systems, partial installation, on-grid solutions, and off-the-grid systems at low costs to homes and offices. Recently, Ambrose Solar has emerged as the leading Solar Napa company.
Founded in 2014, MicaSense is an American sensor company made up of engineering, optics, and agricultural experts who are passionate about precision farming and eager to contribute to its worldwide adoption. Today, the company reports its third consecutive year of 70% RedEdge sales growth and announces plans to increase its presence overseas and continue high levels of investment in research and development.
Successful Products, Strong Partnerships
Designed to be highly adaptable for integration with a variety of drones, MicaSense sensors are used by researchers, drone service providers and growers in the agriculture industry. As a member of the Parrot Group, a leading European drone group comprised of industry leaders (Pix4D, senseFly, etc.), MicaSense is positioned well as a major player in the agricultural drone sensor market. RedEdge, the company’s leading sensor, is in its fourth iteration (RedEdge-MX) with thousands of units sold. In addition to providing growers and service providers with valuable insights into their crops, data from RedEdge cameras has also been featured in over 100 research publications, establishing RedEdge as a trusted name in the industry.
MicaSense has also seen success with its newest sensor, Altum, released this past October. Benefiting from four years of ongoing development, Altum is the first of its kind in the industry. Among other patented technology, it features revolutionary synchronized capture of thermal and high-resolution multispectral imagery. This enables analytics that seamlessly combine multispectral and thermal data, enabling customers to monitor chlorophyll content and crop health while simultaneously providing insights into irrigation and water stress. In November and December, Altum sales accounted for over 35% of MicaSense sales revenue, pointing towards a strong adoption of this next-generation sensor.
“Altum was created specifically to solve pain points for our customers and to empower them to push the envelope of what already exists in agriculture. Whether it is a researcher devising a new way to monitor drought or a grower spotting pests before they’ve spread to an entire field, our vision is to build tools that offer unlimited opportunities for innovation.”
Since its founding, MicaSense has committed to ensuring its products stand up to use in the field, allocating increased budget to research and development each year. All MicaSense’s products are manufactured in Seattle, Washington, allowing for high levels of quality control. This commitment to quality has helped MicaSense forge partnerships with leading drone integrators and manufacturers, such as Wingtra, Delair-Tech, PrecisionHawk, and BirdsEyeView Aerobotics, providing growers and drone service providers a wide variety of compatible drone platform options. Recently, the company announced its participation in the DJI Payload SDK program, a program allowing for seamless integration between DJI aircraft and sensors. Both RedEdge-MX and Altum are now fully integrated with the DJI M200, DJI’s leading professional drone, completing a fleet of professional multi-rotor and fixed wing drones for precision farming.
Increased International Distribution and Investment in R&D
Building on another year of strong growth, the company plans to expand international sales channels and dedicate additional sales and marketing resources to Asia and Europe in an effort to better serve a rapidly expanding customer base.
“Growth in Asia-Pacific and Europe exceeded our expectations last year and we anticipate even higher demand in 2019. Customers there appreciate the usability and accuracy of RedEdge and have responded incredibly well to our new sensor designs. We’ve placed a high priority on getting more of our sensors to these areas this upcoming year.
MicaSense also plans on continuing high levels of investment in research and development. Making use of partnerships with prominent agricultural research institutions, the company intends to focus on data driven tools that support growers and bring the future of analytics to agriculture. For example, vineyard producers with access to analytics from thermal and multispectral imagery could identify not only which vines need water, but at what time during the day they need it the most. For growers in drought prone areas, this information may become vital as water becomes more scarce.
“Our research and development does not begin or end with sensor hardware. We are constantly looking at ways to streamline the data collection, processing and analytics workflow so better operational decisions can be made at the field’s edge, by growers themselves.”
MicaSense is at the forefront of drone sensor development for precision agriculture. Passionate about producing the right tools for their customers, MicaSense solutions enable growers, agronomists and researchers to make the right calls at the right time. All MicaSense products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
VivoAquatics, the leading water management and real-time monitoring platform for hotels, resorts, fitness clubs and other commercial facilities announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software and automation companies. The funding represents another milestone for the company as leading brands and properties continue to adopt the VivoPoint software and IoT platform to proactively manage the risks and costs of water within a facility while improving the guest experience. Funds will be used to expand the suite of integrations across a commercial facility, expand sales and marketing, and drive strategic opportunities.
“We are thrilled to partner with Level Equity and our investor group to help facility and engineering leaders better manage water across commercial properties to protect their brand and assets,” says Willan Johnson, CEO of VivoAquatics. “This is a dynamic and growing industry and we look forward to providing the applications and tools to assist facility owners and managers create baselines and benchmarks, establish standards and provide real-time monitoring and support to help them manage water more cost effectively and safely.”
VivoPoint is a platform of controllers, sensors, communication gateways and software to provide facilities with real-time control and monitoring of water quality and usage (both water and energy). VivoPoint is currently used by hundreds of commercial facilities including many of the world’s leading resorts, waterparks and hospitality organizations to manage their recreational water (i.e., swimming pools, spas, lakes, streams, fountains). The company is now piloting VivoPoint across other functions (i.e., irrigation, cooling towers, etc.) within a facility.
“We recognize that commercial facility owners and managers face a daunting task in managing water as compliance and safety requirements increase, sustainability objectives are set, and costs increase,” said George McCulloch, Founder and Co-CEO of Level Equity. “VivoAquatics’ strong industry experience, exceptional and capital efficient growth and their amazing client orientation sets them apart as a market leader. We share their vision for continuing to build a world class software and IoT solution.”
Founded in 2015, VivoAquatics is an innovative water management company providing automation solutions to hospitality destinations, water parks, fitness clubs, multi-family REITs and municipalities through its VivoPoint application. The brand's services and and VivoPoint software solution is specially designed to give clients greater control over their systems, equipment and staff for improved operational efficiency and ongoing cost-savings. For more information on VivoAquatics, please visit http://vivoaquatics.com/
About Level Equity:
Based in New York, NY, Level Equity is a growth equity firm focused on providing capital to rapidly growing software and internet companies. The firm manages over .65 billion across a series of long term committed investment partnerships. For more information about Level Equity, visit http://www.levelequity.com.
Oboz Footwear, the True to the Trail® outdoor footwear company headquartered in Bozeman, MT, has entered into a one-year sponsorship agreement with the Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) as its Official Footwear Provider.
Along with category exclusivity, the agreement includes special access for Oboz to the Observatory’s summit facility and presenting sponsor status of the Nation’s Premier Hiking Event, Seek the Peak, MWO’s largest fundraising event of the year.
“Mount Washington is one of the most frequented hiking destinations in the country and paired with its extreme weather, it’s the perfect testing ground for us,” said Judd Salvas, Oboz Marketing Manager.
MWO staff will exclusively wear and test Oboz footwear while they track and study the weather on and around New England’s highest peak. They will also provide the brand with product feedback throughout the year.
“Oboz is an ideal partner for the Observatory as their shoes and boots not only provide superior comfort and fit but can also handle the rigors of the weather we experience throughout the year,” said Sharon Schilling, President of the Mount Washington Observatory. “And as a brand their commitment to acting locally while thinking globally aligns with our organization’s mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earths’ weather and climate.”
For every pair of Oboz Footwear sold the brand plants a tree as part of its One More Tree program. Since its founding in 2007 Oboz has planted more than 2 million trees. Additionally, the brand hosts several One More Tree events each year, where they partner with one of its retailers and a local organization to plant trees. As part of the MWO sponsorship, Oboz will host a One More Tree event with Oboz retailer and MWO official outfitter Eastern Mountain Sports.
To learn more about the Mount Washington Observatory and their programs visit www.mountwashington.com.
To learn more about Oboz award winning line of footwear visit www.obozfootwear.com.
About Oboz Footwear
Founded in 2007, Oboz Footwear builds ‘True to the Trail®’ outdoor footwear inspired by the vast 18 million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem surrounding the company’s Bozeman, Montana home. This rugged wilderness inspires Oboz to build shoes and boots that deliver unmatched fit, unrivaled feel and exceptional performance on any trail, anywhere. Oboz plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold. For more information, visit http://www.obozfootwear.com.
About the Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Learn more at www.mountwashington.org.
Laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser (http://www.metrofuser.com) has introduced printer fusers and maintenance kits for HP LaserJet Enterprise M607, M608 M609 printers. The availability of these fusers will help reduce costs and increase profitability for the company’s nationwide customer base.
Metrofuser provides two options to acquire these printer fusers - by economical repair and return or by convenient advance exchange service. Metrofuser stocks the M607 series printer fusers, part number RM1-1256, L0H24A L0H24-67901. They are ready for same day shipping.
Metrofuser's fusers and maintenance kits for HP Printers offer brilliant crisp black and white output and guaranteed against all image defects.
“Reliable parts solutions are in high demand with the advent of more feature-rich printers in the marketplace," stated Eric Katz, Co-President, "Our customers require the most precise imaging technology in this demanding market and our R&D team has devised a solution for the M607 series fuser,” adding that, "Our printer fusers hold up to the most demanding conditions offering unequaled durability - these fusers work flawlessly with OEM and compatible toners."
The introduction of these HP fusers to Metrofuser’s product line represents a continued commitment to invest in R&D. Katz reiterates "Metrofuser's priority is to develop best-in-class repair and remanufacturing procedures along with rigid performance testing that enables us to deliver replacement parts that are unequaled in reliability and quality."
Metrofuser is a leading global innovator, manufacturer of printer parts, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include HP printer parts, printers and printer repair training. Parts include HP printer parts such as printer fusers, printer maintenance kits and other printer replacement parts. The company's, customers include office equipment dealerships, online retailers, repair centers and MPS service providers nationwide. Metrofuser has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies five consecutive years.
For those looking to convert their traditional wood burning fireplace into something more efficient and economical, a gas fireplace insert may be the perfect solution. Upgrading the old fireplaces with fireplace inserts in Fremont and Hayward can give one a new living place with comfortable warmth.
Made up of cast iron or steel, these inserts give you a sense of warmth and comfort with an efficient burning. Available according to the type of fuels such as coal, and EPA certified wood, these inserts utilize latest technologies to save on the utility bills while enjoying the warm atmosphere of the room.
With boastful features such as fans, blowers, thermostats, and blowers, these fireplace inserts can be an excellent option for the household. Those who have an older home with wood burning inserts can benefit from a new insert. The wood fireplaces were designed with open combustion for effectiveness in low heating.
Usually, wood fireplaces acquire more air and result in quick burning and also wasting the energy quickly. However, using the fireplace inserts, the closed insulated glass doors slow down the burning and increase the temperature that results in stable combustion without wasting much energy.
This will bring an agreeable change in the energy bills when it comes to heating the room. Apart from providing one with protection and peace of mind, professional gas fireplace installation is essential to ensuring the unit's efficient function and performance, as well as making sure that installation mistakes don't compromise the gas fireplace warranty.
At Mister Chimney & Nova Fireplaces, the professional installers bring their extensive knowledge and experience into installing gas inserts, while providing beautiful conversions. They will work diligently to accomplish the right fit for a seamless aesthetic. The professional technicians will perform an inspection of the entire system to ensure the safe and comfortable operation of the gas insert fireplace.
For more information on chimney cleaning in Hayward and Palo Alto, visit https://www.mister-chimney.com/chimney-sweep-chimney-cleaning-fremont-howard-mountain-view-ca.
About Mister Chimney
Mister Chimney brings an unparalleled level of service and expertise to residential and commercial customers throughout the Peninsula, San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.
LifeSaver®, a UK-based manufacturer of portable and reusable water filtration systems, proudly announces it has passed compliance testing for NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations – Microbiological Water Purifiers. This certification means LifeSaver’s filter technology meets the high standards of the U.S. Military, and places the brand among an elite few to have achieved this benchmark.
NSF Protocol P248 was developed with the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) based on the EPA Guide Standard, with the goal of providing deployed military personnel the capability to produce sustainable quantities of safe drinking water in any environment. Compliance is required before a manufacturer can market to the U.S. Military. LifeSaver achieved compliance after rigorous testing of its Jerrycan product, which was tested to more than 5,000 liters of sustained usage. P248 testing uses two strains of virus to ensure effective removal by the filtration system and pushes the filter to the point of clogging to make sure it continues to protect the user after that occurs, effectively measuring the filter’s failsafe technology.
“This certification gives us the green light to sell directly into the U.S. Department of Defense without any further performance evaluation required,” says Joe Lovegrove, Technical Manager for LifeSaver. “This is a landmark result for us as a commercial business and production facility and moves us into a different league than almost all our retail competitors. It should also be noted that although we tested Jerrycans, all of our filters are made to exactly the same standards using the same materials as those with which we passed this test.”
LifeSaver was created in 2007 following back-to-back natural disasters in southeast Asia (Indian Ocean Tsunami) and the United States (Hurricane Katrina). Since then, the company has expanded from working solely in the humanitarian realm to offering a variety of consumer-friendly products ideal for backpacking, adventure travel and emergency preparedness. LifeSaver products previously achieved NSF Protocol 231, or “highly protective tier,” standards for drinking water, and effectively remove cysts, bacteria and viruses with no chemicals or electrical power required.
Founded in the UK in 2007, LifeSaver came to life following back-to-back natural disasters: the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Inventor Michael Pritchard felt compelled to address the resulting need for access to clean drinking water. The first LifeSaver prototype was developed in Pritchard’s garage, and became the world’s first portable water filter capable of removing the smallest known waterborne viruses. Since that time, LifeSaver has established itself as an effective and long-lasting solution to drinking water issues in the humanitarian and military sectors, as well as for outdoor enthusiasts. www.iconlifesaver.com
According to this report, in 2017 China Hydraulic Hammer market was valued at US$ 500 Mn and by the end of the assessment year, and is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 8% during the projected year.
China Hydraulic Hammer Market by Type
The hydraulic hammer, also known as rock breaker, a hydraulic breaker and hydraulic chisel, is a type of hydraulic tool or attachment that is used in demolition jobs which involve breaking up of large blocks and slabs of concrete and in excavation and quarrying of rocks and minerals.
Hydraulic hammers are the modern descendants of pile drivers. Pile drivers are mechanical devices used to stake piles into the ground to lay the foundation for buildings. Diesel, hydraulics, and pneumatics helped in delivering the force needed to drive piles into the ground and accomplish larger construction projects.
The Types of Hydraulic Hammers
Light Duty Hydraulic Hammer: This hammer can be fitted to an excavator whose carrier weight is less than 18 MT
Medium Duty Hydraulic Hammer: This hammer can be fitted to an excavator whose carrier weight is between 20 MT and 28 MT
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Hammer: This hammer can be fitted to an excavator whose carrier weight is heavier than 30 MT
China Hydraulic Hammer Market: Drivers
Hydraulic Hammer is mainly used in industries such as construction, municipal engineering, mining industry, and metallurgical industry. In the construction industry, the hydraulic hammer can be applied in the demolition of old building and crushing of RC, while it is also used on a large basis in the construction and maintenance of roads and railways. In metallurgical industry, hydraulic hammers are used to demolish furnace disintegration. All these factors are boosting the growth of China hydraulic hammer market. Currently, the manufacturing technology of Hydraulic Hammer is getting mature and is promising in the developing countries. Consequently, the demand for hydraulic hammers is escalating since the past few years which is likely to create a positive impact on the China hydraulic hammer market.
China Hydraulic Hammer Market: Forecast by Region
South China, East China, Southwest China, Northeast China, North China, Central China, and Northwest China are the regions that are included in this report. East China is the dominant market in the China Hydraulic Hammer market in terms of value. Southwest China is the second largest market. Southwest China market is also expected to expand at a fast rate in terms of revenue over the forecast period due to steadily increasing demand for Hydraulic Hammer.
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China Hydraulic Hammer Market: Key Players
The hydraulic hammer industry is not concentrated. The manufacturers in China hydraulic hammer market range from large multinational corporations to small privately owned companies which are competing for each other to sustain in the market. The main players are Eddie, Soosan, Nuosen, Giant, Furukawa, Toku, Rammer, Atlas-copco, Liboshi, GB, EVERDIGM, Montabert, Daemo, NPK, KONAN, Sunward, Beilite and Others.
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ALL-TAG, a manufacturer of U.S. made RF EAS Labels, supplier of AM and RF Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products recently launched a new subsidiary in Mexico City, Mexico.
“We’re thrilled about this expansion,” commented ALL-TAG’s CEO, Stuart Seidel. “This is yet another strategically located facility that allows all retailers in Mexico to receive orders in a timely and cost-efficient manner.”
The office is filled with the personnel necessary to provide the exceptional support and customer service ALL-TAG customers around the world have come to expect. The warehouse is fully stocked with everything from AM and RF Labels, to hard tags and other loss prevention solutions that are ready for immediate shipment.
For any vendors, product packaging companies, and consumer goods manufacturers in Mexico that source tag for major retail chains in the United States, all source tagging solutions can be supplied by our Mexico office.
For additional information about products mentioned in this release, or to learn more about ALL-TAG, please visit https://all-tag.com.
ALL-TAG is a manufacturer of U.S. made 8.2 MHz Radio-Frequency (RF) EAS Labels, and supplier of Acousto Magnetic (AM) EAS labels that are used to source tag retail merchandise. ALL-TAG also supplies RF and AM Hard Tags, Ink Tags, and other Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions that are fully compatible with Checkpoint® and Sensormatic® brand products. ALL-TAG has been manufacturing its RF Labels for source-taggers and retailers throughout the world since 1992. Our manufacturing facility is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The company also has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico City, and Hong Kong, to service our customers throughout the world.
Taylor Norris, CEO of Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announces the promotion of George Swies as Commercial Maintenance Supervisor.
“We are so excited about George and the value that he brings to this company and more importantly to the customers that we serve,” CAPS CEO Taylor Norris explained. “As Commercial Maintenance Supervisor, George is now in a position to provide support for all aspects of commercial maintenance with an emphasis on commercial maintenance contracts.”
CAPS General Manager of Service Division, Carl Brauer pointed out, “With George looking at the processes from a higher level, he is poised to have a greater impact on customer service, contract pricing, scheduling, and material control.”
George brings with him ten years of global industry experience as a certified HVAC technician. He spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer Swies, Machinist Mate 1st Class (MM1). He holds many certifications through the U.S. Navy, Penn Foster Career School, and Coastline Community College. George will be reporting to the division General Manager of service.
As CAPS President John Boger explained, “If you don’t have excellent people in the correct roles, it’s nearly impossible to develop a great offering and serve your customers well. That’s why, CAPS gives top performers, like George, the opportunity to be the leader he was meant to be.”
About Custom Air Products & Services
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.
Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five (6) modern facilities, totaling 350,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, and modifications. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently, CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.
For more information, contact Custom Air Products at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at http://www.customairproducts.com.
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Hydro Engineering Inc containerized equipment rooms start with either 20’ or 40’ custom built containers. Equipment needed to complete customer wash racks will determine the container size required for equipment installation.
Once equipment and vehicle wash rack requirements are determined, 3D modeling of containerized equipment room is next. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC are laid out and installed. Pressure washers (up to 4 each), wash water filtration and recycling equipment, chemical mixing, foam spraying systems are installed, tested and all equipment is certified to UL, CE and CSA standards. We now have a complete containerized equipment room that is ready to connect on location to water and electric power. With a fluid connection between Hydrosite containerized equipment room and existing wash bay, the fully operational wash rack is ready to go.
Factors that determine if a containerized equipment room should be considered.
1. Is there space available for equipment installation within exiting facility?
2. Is there a requirement for possible wash rack relocation?
Available space is an issue solved with a Hydrosite containerized equipment room. They are weather resistant, freeze protected containers that can be placed wherever space is available. If relocation of wash rack equipment is required, simply disconnect power and water and move. This provides a big advantage over permanently installed equipment within existing buildings.
Hydrosite containerized equipment rooms are easily connected to existing concrete wash bays but become even more flexible when vehicle and equipment wash racks connected to them are also portable. Hydropad portable wash racks, configured to any size required for equipment or vehicle wash racks.
The global food processing equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to 2022 to reach USD 74.019 billion by 2022, according to the latest publication from Meticulous Research®. The global food processing equipment market is driven by the increasing consumer demand for processed food, focus on food safety and safety of workers, growing need to increase productivity, increasing focus of food manufacturers to reduce production cost, and government support to promote food processing sector. In addition, emerging economies such as Latin America, South East Asia, and Africa provides significant opportunity for the manufacturers in the global food processing equipment market. However, high cost of equipment and increasing inclination towards consumption of minimal processed food restrict the growth of this market to some extent.
Key Market Segments to Watch
The global food processing equipment market is mainly segmented by type into meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment (cutters and grinders; smokers, massagers, and tumblers; mixers; tenderizers; killing and defeathering equipment; slicers; evisceration equipment; cookers, roasters, and grillers; deheading and gutting equipment; filleting equipment; and others), bakery processing equipment (ovens and proofers; dough mixers; moulders and sheeters; dividers and rounders; depositors; and others), beverage processing equipment (brewery equipment; filtration equipment; carbonation equipment; blenders and mixers; and others), dairy processing equipment (pasteurizers; homogenizers; separators; evaporators and drying equipment; membrane filtration equipment; and others), chocolate and confectionary processing equipment (depositors; formers; coating and spraying systems; mixers; coolers; and others), fruit and vegetable processing equipment (juice extractors; peelers, cutters, and pulpers; dryers; evaporators; and others), and other food processing equipment (cereal & grains processing equipment, fat & oil processing equipment, snacks food processing equipment, and others).
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Meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment to dominate the food processing equipment in 2018
The large share of meat, poultry, and seafood processing equipment is mainly attributed to increasing demand of processed meat products due to growing global population, urbanization, and consumer preference for protein-rich food products. However, chocolate and confectionary processing equipment market is expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth of this market is attributed to increasing focus of manufacturers on quality products manufacturing, integration of innovative processes, product innovation, building & maintaining strong brand of products, and optimization of traditional processes in this field. Also, once considered luxury products in some developing nations, chocolate and other sweets have become more attainable and attractive as living standards in these countries increase, ultimately driving demand for chocolate and confectionery processing equipment.
Regional Market Growth Trends
Geographically, the global food processing equipment market is segmented into North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, The Netherlands, and RoE), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and RoAPAC), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and RoLATAM), and Middle East & Africa.
Asia-Pacific region is expected to hold the largest share in the global food processing equipment market in 2018, followed by Europe, and North America. The major share of this region is mainly attributed to increasing demand of processed food products in emerging and developing countries including India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand; and increasing investments from major food processors. This region is witnessing tremendous growth for food and beverages industry, primarily due to the increasing urbanization, health awareness, and disposable income; as a result, numerous food and beverage firms in this region are transitioning from manual to mechanical food processing in order to increase output and develop new products, which ultimately drives the food processing equipment market.
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Top Companies in the Food Processing Equipment Market
The key players operating in the global food processing equipment market are Bühler AG (Switzerland), Marel HF (Iceland), GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), Bucher Industries AG (Switzerland), John Bean Technologies Corporation (U.S.), The Middleby Corp (U.S.), Heat and Control Inc. (U.S.), SPX Flow Inc. (U.S.), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), Nichimo International Inc. (Japan), Krones AG (Germany), Paul Mueller Company (U.S.), Key Technology Inc. (U.S.), and Tetra Pak International S.A. (Switzerland).
These vendors employed various strategies to expand their product and application offerings, global footprint, and augment their market share. The key strategies followed by most companies in the global food processing equipment market were acquisitions and expansions.
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Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC Agility facility to stock parts for Cummins regional operations in West Africa ACCRA, Ghana – May 22, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.
Cummins, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engines, generators, filtration and associated engine components, will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts for Cummins operations across West Africa.
Cummins joins other multinationals and small and medium-sized Ghanaian companies that have chosen the Agility Warehouse Park at Tema because its secure, convenient location provides international standard warehousing and services for their West African operations.
Location was a significant factor in Cummins’ selection. The Agility park is eight kilometers from Ghana’s main seaport and is adjacent to the Aflao highway connecting Ghana to Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.
Felix Bani, Cummins Operations Manager – Central Supply Chain Operations (CSCO), said: “Product distribution can be fast-tracked, either by road, sea or air. By choosing the Agility Warehouse Park, Cummins has addressed one of the biggest constraints to companies doing business in West Africa – the lack of quality infrastructure.”
Bani said Cummins was also attracted to the facility because it meets international environmental standards and features eco-friendly construction materials. Agility used energy efficient roof and side insulated panels; wind-driven roof fans; skylights for natural lighting; LED and energy-saving bulbs; and solar-powered streetlights. The site will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste. It provides eco-friendly waste management services and carbon footprint reporting.
The Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana is part of a network of international standard warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade.
Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said, “We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Warehouse Parks enable companies, whether multinationals such as Cummins, or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively.”
Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than .6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.
For more information about Agility, visit us @ www.agility.com
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned billion on sales of .4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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