News Article | April 26, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Mogharebi Group, (“TMG”) has completed the sale of Tustin View Apartments, an 84-unit community that is located on Ponderosa Street in Santa Ana, CA. The property sold April 12 for $22,375,000 with multiple offers. Alex Mogharebi of TMG represented the seller, a Los Angeles-based private investor. The buyer was a private investor in exchange based in Northern California. “Due to the location and quality of this property, coupled with the proven value-add program, the potential buyer pool was significant in size,” says Alex Mogharebi, President of TMG. “To maximize the value of this community, we aggressively marketed it to our list of high net worth private clients who are currently looking for exchange up-legs. This strategy generated multiple offers and closed near the list price.” Mr. Mogharebi concluded, “There was tremendous investor interest in this property. Thus, the owner cherry picked the winning bidder based on a combination of price, terms and closing certainty.” Built on a 2.83-acre site in 1968, the property is located at 2010 Ponderosa Street in Santa Ana. The neighborhood is north of Interstate-5 in Santa Ana in close proximity to Tustin. It is served by Tustin School District. Tustin View is near to numerous neighborhood retailers including Shabu Shabu Bar, Chipotle, Claim Jumper, Tutto Fresco, and Zov’s Bistro. It is a short drive to Disneyland, CHOC, Westfield Main Place Mall, Orange County Civic Center, and the Outlets at Orange. Tustin View Apartments features attractive community amenities including a large sparkling outdoor pool with a resort-like cabana, barbecue areas, two 24-hour laundry centers, state-of-the-art fitness center, reserved covered parking, and controlled access. With unrivaled local knowledge, an extensive global network of top real estate investors, state of the art technology, and direct access to capital, The Mogharebi Group is the best choice to meet the needs of major private investors and investment funds.
News Article | May 3, 2017
Brad Schmett of Brad Schmett Real Estate Group and Keller Williams Realty today announced that the May 6 Kickoff Relay for Life, Palm Desert's 2017 Hawaiian Luau to benefit the American Cancer Society will be a nice boost for the local real estate market as charitable minded home shoppers head in to the area to participate in the event and remain in town to do some real estate portfolio shopping. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best Hawaiian attire and join the popular fundraiser at noon, at Civic Center Park's Administrative Conference Room in Palm Desert. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities over 27 separate countries. Taking action against cancer raises awareness, onerous loved ones, and raises money to fight all forms of the disease. Schmett recently commented, "American Cancer Society events are some of the most popular charitable pursuits in the Coachella Valley. They are always well-attended since they always involve having a wonderful time while raising funds for one of the most worthy purposes I can think of. There is probably no one who has not been touched in some way by cancer, whether it be someone they love or someone they know. My team and I are looking forward to the luau this year as well is meeting new friends and neighbors along the way." The event is open and free to the public, focused on health and wellness, and everyone is encouraged to attend for an enjoyable Hawaiian Luau. Learn more about cancer prevention and wellness. For more information on the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY18CA?pg=entry&fr_id=78941. To find out more about investing in Palm Desert real estate visit http://palmdesertrealestateinfo.com. Brad Schmett Real Estate Group and Keller Williams Realty – Palm Springs is an exclusive, elite and sophisticated group of real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the greater Palm Springs area real estate market.
News Article | April 21, 2017
Marijuana enthusiast flashes a peace sign as he waits to go on the stage light up at the 4/20 holiday on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Denver's Civic Center Park. The annual celebration of cannabis culture attracted users from across the intermountain West to Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the 4/20 marijuana celebrations (all times local): Some revelers on San Francisco's Hippie Hill are complaining that the 4/20 marijuana celebration was less free-spirited than in the past. Security checked IDs and turned away people who didn't have them, leading to angry exchanges. City officials issued permits for medical services, food sales and security without formally sanctioning the event. Merchants received permits to provide food trucks, portable toilets and erect a fence around the perimeter. A 4/20 celebration focusing on social justice is underway at a west Oakland, California urban farm. A DJ played hip-hop and reggae with cannabis themes as guests drank bottles of beer, ate tacos and toasted 4:20 p.m. by lighting up plump joints. The event was hosted by Hood Incubator, an Oakland nonprofit formed last year to help minority entrepreneurs get a foothold in the legal cannabis industry. Marijuana is gaining acceptance, but social justice activists want to make sure African Americans and Latinos, who are arrested at higher rates than whites, have a shot at participating in the lucrative industry. Incubator co-founder Ebele Ifedigbo said Thursday's event was a space to learn about the upsides of a plant that could help communities of color economically and socially. Overcast skies and drizzle didn't stop several thousand people from gathering at a park near the Colorado Capitol to light up during the 4/20 marijuana celebration. At 4:20 p.m., pot enthusiasts, many in costume, lit up and sent out a raucous cheer, as well as a cloud of smoke that lingered in the humid air. Rapper 2 Chainz then took the stage. The annual celebration of cannabis culture is providing activists an opportunity to reflect on how far they've come, with the recreational use of marijuana legal now in eight states and the nation's capital. Some hearty stoners opted for a literal high to celebrate the 4/20 holiday outside Los Angeles. About two dozen people gathered Thursday morning at a trailhead in the Altadena foothills for the inaugural "High'ke," a 2.5 mile trek that promised joints to everyone who made it to the 5,600-foot peak of Mount Lowe. Anna Acosta called it a "perfect way" to begin a day. The 49-year-old brought her Chihuahua, Tuxedo, hoping to revel in the "camaraderie of being out in nature" with like-minded people. Organizer Pedro Velasco hopes to someday quit his telecom sales job and open a dispensary and events-planning company focusing on social marijuana use. He says he was inspired to become a pot advocate after a dying uncle refused cannabis that might have brought relief during chemotherapy treatments. Seven pro-pot activists have been arrested by U.S. Capitol police while handing out free joints to congressional staffers and people who work on Capitol Hill. The demonstration Thursday was intended as a protest against federal interference with states that have legal pot. Possession of up to 2 ounces of pot is legal in the District of Columbia, and the demonstration was held on city land rather than federal property in an attempt to comply with the law. But in a statement, police say they invoked federal law in making the arrests. Police say a man and two women were charged with possession with intent to distribute, while four women were charged with simple possession. One of the organizers, Nicholas Schiller, says police "decided to play politics" with the demonstration. Colorado lawmakers have rejected a last-minute proposal to ban marijuana churches where users can congregate inside and smoke pot. The House vote came Thursday on the 4/20 holiday after it debated whether to try stamping out attempts to use religious freedoms to open places where marijuana users can gather. Opponents from both parties said telling churches how to worship is a "slippery slope." The International Church of Cannabis was set to open Thursday in a century-old building in a tony Denver neighborhood. The former Mount Calvary Apostolic Church has traditional church features outside and psychedelic paintings inside. It's illegal in Colorado to consume marijuana indoors in places considered public.
News Article | February 15, 2017
OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - February 14, 2017) - As the daily attendance reports kept coming in, it was apparent the 51st Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, February 8-12, was shaping up to be something special. According to the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds, (MARVAC), more than 28,500 people came to the show during its five days at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. That was a 12 percent increase over 2016. "Every day was a record breaker in terms of public attendance and sales opportunities," said Darren Ing, show director. Saturday proved to be the most popular day with close to 13,000 camping and RV enthusiasts appreciating 287 vehicles, reserving campground space at MARVAC-member campgrounds and enjoying many RV-themed seminars. Larry Andree, A & S RV Center, Auburn Hills, reported it was one of the best RV and camper shows the A & S sales team has experienced in a long time. "It was almost-almost-too busy," he joked. "There was a lot of interest in all sorts of vehicles and price points and it was very encouraging to see all the young families." The 51st annual Detroit Camper & RV Show-the third-longest running RV show in the country-has historically been an indicator of the health of the camping and RVing industry as well as the economy as a whole. "Based on the strong sales and campground reservations at the show, it's going to be a good year for our members," said Ing. MARVAC sponsors multiple camper and RV shows across Michigan throughout the year including the 40th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 16-19, 2017 at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint; the new MARVAC Port Huron Camper & RV Show March 23-26, 2017 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron; the 25th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show, March 24-26, 2017 at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City and the 28th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show October 4-8, 2017 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. For more information, go to marvac.org. The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.
News Article | February 15, 2017
DENVER, CO, February 14, 2017-- Exuberant sign holders poured out of the crowded light rail train at Denver's theater district station. When I say crowded, I mean Tokyo subway crowded. An estimated 100 to 200 thousand flocked to the Women's March at Denver's Civic Center the day after America inaugurated a new president, joining the voices of millions on every single continent, yes even Antarctica. The boisterous support of the president elect's fans were in stark contrast to many voters who were gripped by feelings of anger, disbelief, and sadness, but the positivity and upbeat mood at the march was palpable. Seeing many of the same signs that protesters of the 60's carried can raise some doubts that protests work and the voice of the people matters, but there have been clear indictors over the opening weeks of the new presidency that resistance doesn't just trigger an infantile and ill-conceived Twitter rant, but it works. From rescuing refugees from immigration limbo in a terrifying airport ordeal, to getting businesses to distance themselves from the current administration, it's working. If the turnout to the marches and protests of the past few weeks is any indication, the women of today's movement are here to do more than just roar and this sure isn't your mama's women's movement.The power of the women's movement of the 60's is nothing compared to the might that female market and cultural influence wields today. Until 1974 women had to have a man cosign for any credit application, regardless of income. Until 1978 a woman could be legally terminated from any job for becoming pregnant. Other than purchasing items for the household, few financial decisions were in her power. Voting with her wallet, whether it was a Gucci bag, or worn plastic folder stuffed with coupons, exerted very little influence. Yes, there is still an income gap, but not only are there more women in the workplace, there are more women business owners, and more women in executive positions than ever before. The power of the female spending dollar cannot be overstated.Why are department stores, one by one, distancing themselves from brands associate with the White House? Because women weren't supporting them. Why did the Uber CEO back out of the financial council after just a week of heat? Because Uber has been steadily losing market share to their, not nearly as well funded competitor, Lyft. Their slowed growth is due in part to their tone deaf response to women's safety concerns dating back to 2014. Their misguided frat-bro culture cultivation and "boys will be boys" attitude resulted in their app being deleted from many female customers' phones and Uber can ill afford to face the long-term ire of women riders again.A focused campaign of voting with their collective wallets will have tremendous sway over the marketplace worldwide. It is estimated that women control 65% of global spending and as much as 80% of spending in the U.S. This probably isn't what the right had in mind when they composed their oft repeated mantra, "Let the market decide", but as weekends of protesting and marching turns into a business climate of holding companies accountable for financially supporting the trampling of civil rights by indirectly funding divisive and unfair policies and candidates, corporations will have no choice but to listen. Go to https://grabyourwallet.org/ for a growing list of companies with questionable ties.Sifting through the sea of images from the Denver march there were several clever signs calling attention to a variety of valid and serious issues but two really cut into what embodies the collective mood as this administration steps into power. A sign reading "Our daughters are watching" was especially poignant, considering the outcry against the current administration from virtually every corner of the globe. Our sons and daughters, not just in this country, but around the world are watching how we react to this challenge to the social progress we've made over the past decades. They will witness what it means to our standing as the example of democracy other countries have been encourage to follow. They will watch us fight for what the very definition of being American means. What is it that we want these young eyes to see as we struggle to find our footing again? We can't let the actions of the right become the recruiting materials of the hate groups of the future.If our sons and daughters become angry years down the road because they remember saying, "We just want a fair shot", and some sneered and said, "All you want is a hand out," we have to make sure that they have predominant memories of many that offered a hand up. If someone tries to recruit them to do harm to this country, reminding them that they cried out for aid and sanctuary during times of war or natural disaster and some slammed the door in their faces and said, "We're taking care of our own", they'll remember that they were heard, and offered assistance. If they are tempted to become bitter because unfair laws and sanctions were levied against people like them, and some said they weren't welcome because of where their parents were born, or because of the religion they practiced, they'll look back and recall that many embraced their differences and stood by them.Another photo depicts what will be the seminal message of our path forward. It shows an Asian gentleman holding a sign that says, "We don't want your discrimination." Next to him someone is holding one that says, "We all belong here and we will defend each other." No matter where anyone fits in the broad spectrum of colors, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, or political affiliations that make up the American populous, disenfranchisement is likely the biggest fear and most widespread complaint of our society today. Some would argue that is how the current leaders got into power. A large segment of our population felt ignored and belittled and turned to a candidate with little affiliation with the current political establishment and promised to put them first. The details of what that would mean and how it would happen seemed to matter very little. This silver spoon, billionaire descended from his gilded penthouse cast himself as a man of the people. He did it sometimes by stoking fears and by sometimes bringing the socially unacceptable out of the woodwork and shining a bright spotlight on the festering wounds that most believed had healed decades ago, but were only driven into the shadows of political correctness, and begrudgingly suppressed by stiffer anti-discrimination laws.Dr. King taught us that it's impossible to have any influential power over those who can feel your contempt. It's impossible not to feel contempt for the variety of discriminatory policies and various unqualified, anti-equality, and anti-diversity government appointees that have been recently put forth. Our only recourse is to resist when we can, and fight when we must. But especially for the next two years when the Republicans have control over both the house and senate, we are going to have to be our brother's keepers.We may not be able to coerce the government to do what is right for all citizens of this country so our only recourse is not to try to persuade, but to neutralize and take matters into our own hands. In the days ahead there will be plenty to resist but we must change the battle cry of this movement from resist to assist. Assist organizations that help, assist allies in local and federal government, and assist those in need around the world and around the corner. The silver lining to any dark clouds that amass in the days ahead will be a newly solidified and well informed citizen base that will be more empowered and educated in the ways of effecting change. If the goal of the right is to stack the deck for the 1% we must ensure that they feel the power and hear the voices of the other 99% at every turn and every stroke of the pen that seeks to discriminate or do harm.Lisa Burkhart is a photojournalist based out of Denver, Colorado. She largely covers travel related subjects as well as matters of social justice.
News Article | February 15, 2017
This desert town that's been certified by Guinness World Records as the sunniest city on earth has the cure for the winter blues.. Start with an outdoor concert on the shores of the Colorado River at the Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival this Saturday (Feb. 18) in Gateway Park. Presented by the City of Yuma and Robb Bower Presents, this all-day music fest features Philip Sayce, a blues guitar sensation from Toronto, along with Jonathan Boogie Long and the Blues Revolution from Louisiana, The Boscoe France Band from Kentucky, The Gino Matteo Band featuring Jade Bennett, a SoCal roots music band, and the McCoy Brothers Band from San Diego. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the beat goes on from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with craft beers, food trucks, merchandise, memorabilia and more. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the gate), with discounts for those with military ID, on sale now at Yuma City Hall, Yuma Art Center and Yuma Civic Center. More info at Robb-BowerPresents.com. Or get tips from folks who know how to deal with winter at the 15th annual Yuma Scandinavian Festival. The Nordic treats, arts and crafts and entertainment – including a special lunch plate – kick off from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday (Feb. 18) at the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, more info at 928.373.5040. Wrap up the year’s shortest month with a taste of what that desert sunshine produces. The inaugural What’s Growing in Yuma Festival is set for Feb. 24-25 on Main Street in historic downtown Yuma. The free festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days and will spotlight the fruits, vegetables, and other tasty crops grown here with demonstrations and activities, along with family-friendly entertainment and a variety of vendors. More info,928.373.5028. Ongoing in February, learn more about Yuma history on a trolley or walking tour – or explore historic haunts on a nighttime ghost trolley tour. It’s all happening at the Sanguinetti House Museum, (240 S. Madison Ave., more info at 928.782.1842), where this year’s special exhibit explores the naughty side of frontier life in “The Secrets of Victorian Yuma.” Who said history was dull? Jazz things up at the weekly Village Jazz Series, with free weekly concerts under the stars featuring local and out-of-town performers. Performances are Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the Yuma Palms Regional Mall. Bring a folding chair and enjoy warm breezes and cool music. More info and the full season's schedule at YumaJazz.com. And that’s not all the fun in the sun on the Yuma calendar. Coming in March, rev it up at the Southwest’s biggest classic car show, Midnight at the Oasis (March 2-5) and take to the skies at the biennial Yuma Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (March 17-18). Save April dates for the Yuma County Fair (April 4-9), the annual Tunes & Tacos Fest (April 14-15), the Penitentiary Pint Fest (April 15) and ARTBeat 10 (April 22) Don’t let the season slip away without planning your Yuma getaway – head to VisitYuma.com to check out our complete calendar of events and custom itinerary builder. All you’ve got to lose is your winter blues!
News Article | February 23, 2017
— Only two months into 2017, tornadoes have already ripped through many states including Mississippi, Louisiana and most recently Texas. Recently, the state of Alabama has also experienced tornado devastation and destruction this year, in a state where tornadoes are always on the minds of residents. Plastics Rotational molding leader Granger Plastics Company exhibited its tornado shelter innovation, the Granger ISS, at The Birmingham Home and Garden Show which was held this past weekend at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. The show supplied over 230 vendors for attendees with several speakers and features such as a tiny home village. Over 23,000 people are estimated to have attended Thursday through Sunday of last week, with many show goers exclaiming that they were there specifically to find a tornado shelter. It is common knowledge in Alabama that tornadoes can destroy any type of building, while modular and portable buildings carrier a higher risk of damage than others. While all buildings and structures are susceptible to tornado damage and destruction, buildings that provide a storm shelter that meets or exceeds FEMA and ICC 500 standards can provide near absolute tornado protection. The Granger ISS was designed to be installed practically anywhere including outside of existing homes, in new construction or even added to existing structures. Attendees who came to the Granger ISS Storm Shelter booth at the Birmingham Home and Garden show could experience entering into a In-ground Safety Shelter as well as learn about tornado safety, the FEMA guidelines and available tornado shelter grants. A world renown rotational molding leader and in business for two decades, Granger Industries is seeing a greater interest in safety products including the Granger ISS – In-ground Tornado Shelter. To learn more about the Granger ISS please visit www.grangeriss.com. Granger Industries includes Granger Plastics Company, ForeverSafe Products and Granger Aerospace Products. Granger Plastics Company manufactures a variety of custom and proprietary products. To learn more about Granger Plastics Company please visit www.grangerplastics.com. For more information, please visit http://www.grangerplastics.com
News Article | February 20, 2017
Known for its freshly made recipes and fun and eclectic atmosphere, Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s, will be opening a new location at 9538 Civic Center Boulevard in the Streets of West Chester shopping center. To prepare for the restaurant launch in April, the company is now hiring 170 new team members. The West Chester location will be the fifth Chuy’s to open in Ohio. Chuy’s has already earned a reputation in the area for made-from-scratch Tex-Mex using only the freshest ingredients. The new restaurant’s eclectic, inviting atmosphere will incorporate many elements unique to Chuy’s, including metal palm trees, an Elvis Shrine, a “school” of hand-carved wooden fish, a hubcap-covered ceiling, and the La Chihuahua Bar, featuring framed pictures of local dogs. “We are thrilled to open our doors to the West Chester community and bring made-from scratch Tex-Mex to the community.” said Chuy’s West Chester Local Owner/Operator, Ron Carson. “April can’t get here fast enough!” To support the West Chester restaurant at every level, Chuy’s is seeking to fill a variety of positions, including front-of-the-house hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders. The restaurant is also hiring kitchen staff. Full-time and part-time positions are available. “Chuy’s is known for our dedication to great food,” said Carson, “but also incredible service. That’s why we’re looking for team members who are passionate about food, have positive attitudes, and come to work to have fun.” Interested applicants can visit the hiring location Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 9226 Schulze Dr, West Chester, OH 45069. Applications may be printed and completed ahead of the event at Chuys.com. For updates and giveaways, visit the Chuy’s West Chester Facebook page Facebook.com/ChuysWestChester. ABOUT CHUY’S About Chuy’s Founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, Chuy's serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from south Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Chuy's has the reputation as the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Tex-Mex at a great price. For more information visit http://www.chuys.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Jefferson High School Symphonic Band has been named the 2017 High School Honor Concert Band by the West Virginia Music Educators Association (WVMEA). The Symphonic Band will perform at the West Virginia Music Educators Conference on March 3 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. JP Lynch, Jefferson High School band director said, “I am so proud of my students. The students grew as musicians and as individuals during this very arduous audition process. That's really why we submit a recording every two years. Being named the West Virginia High School Honor Concert Band is just icing on the cake." One West Virginia High School Concert Band is selected to perform at the West Virginia Music Educators Conference. Since 2011, the JHS Symphonic Band has been selected for this honor on four separate occasions. “Jefferson County Schools is extremely proud of Jefferson High School’s band students. Celebrating the arts is an integral part of a robust educational program,” said JCS Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson. The public is invited to listen to the topnotch group during their spring concert on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Jefferson High School auditorium. About WVMEA WVMEA is a professional organization designed to engage and support music teachers in West Virginia. The membership spans from those teaching pre-school to college. The WVMEA aims to strengthen and advance the study of music education throughout the state by providing the latest music education resources. WVMEA provides leadership models in professional growth for teachers and highlights effective techniques, resources and materials that offer special opportunities for musical growth to school students. The mission of Jefferson County Schools is: “Through excellence in teaching and learning, Jefferson County Schools will ensure that all students value themselves and others, contribute to their community and succeed in a global society.” With a total of 17 schools, the district employs more than 1,100 staff members and enrolls more than 9,000 students. The county is home to eleven elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. Since 2000, Jefferson County has been one of the fastest growing localities in West Virginia, experiencing more than 30 percent growth in its population. As one of the top ten employers in Jefferson County, the district annually receives teacher grants for programs that contribute to hands-on learning, preparing students for the 21st century workplace. To learn more about Jefferson County Schools, visit boe.jeff.k12.wv.us.
News Article | February 27, 2017
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce their participation at the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place March 9th, 2017 at the Stafford Civic Center in Stafford, Texas. AIM will highlight their revolutionary REL61™ and REL22™ lead-free solder alloys, along with their full line of solder assembly materials. Developed by AIM, the REL61 and REL22 lead-free solder alloys have been specifically engineered as exceptionally durable alloys for extreme service environments. REL61 and REL22 provide superior thermal cycling performance and lower voids versus other lead-free alloys. They have shown to reduce tin whisker formation and improved strength versus SAC alloys making them ideal for high reliability electronics applications. Additionally, AIM will highlight its full line of advanced solder materials, including its solder pastes, liquid fluxes, tin/lead and lead-free alloys. To discover all of AIM’s products and services, visit the company at the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum for more information. About AIM Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, preforms, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. A recipient of many prestigious SMT industry awards, AIM is strongly committed to innovative research and development of product and process improvement as well as providing customers with superior technical support, service and training. For more information about AIM, visit http://www.aimsolder.com.