News Article | May 25, 2017
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daikin Industries, Ltd., a world leader in the manufacturing of indoor heating and cooling systems and refrigerants, hosted a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 to celebrate the Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP). The company’s new state-of-the art business campus consolidates many of the company’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) manufacturing and logistics facilities across North America. “The DTTP is the largest facility investment our company has made in its 90-year history, and we believe that investing in Texas and keeping jobs in the United States is mutually beneficial for both our company and the economy,” said Takeshi Ebisu, president and CEO of Goodman Global Group, Inc. “After acquiring Goodman in 2012, we were looking for an opportunity to further demonstrate our commitment to expanding our presence in the United States. This new campus is our opportunity to reinforce our position as a global leader in HVAC manufacturing, innovation and ingenuity.” Daikin invested over $400 million to construct the facility on a 500 acre site just outside of Houston, TX. With over four-million operational square feet available, the DTTP will support the design, engineering and assembly of a wide array of energy-efficient heating and cooling products for residential and commercial use, marketed under the Daikin, Goodman® and Amana® brands. The DTTP consolidated several production facilities in Texas and Tennessee, including existing research and development, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, marketing, distribution, and sales operations, under one roof employing over 4,000 employees. The facility is the largest tilt-wall structure in the world, according to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. Investing in today for the future of the industry With a substantial investment in new and upgraded laboratory and high-speed manufacturing equipment, the DTTP represents one of the largest and most technologically advanced HVAC manufacturing facilities in the United States. The facility will enable the company to manufacture a full range of energy-efficient ducted and ductless residential and light commercial products in the same facility, a first for Daikin, and assemble VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) products which previously have been imported from other Daikin business units outside of North America. “Consolidating our team and manufacturing facilities into one campus helps us become a more collaborative, cohesive and innovative company,” stated Ebisu. “The operational efficiencies we achieve will be reflected in the superb quality of our high-efficiency, energy-saving heating and cooling systems. We are excited about the outstanding value that this move brings to our current and future customers. We see this new business campus as a strong, long-term commitment to our customers.” “Daikin’s investment is a testament to why Texas continues to be the best state for business – low taxes, reasonable regulations, affordable quality of life, and a high-skilled workforce,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “I applaud Daikin for their commitment to Texas and I am excited they have chosen the Lone Star State for their new state-of-the-art facility. As Governor, I will continue to promote policies that attract industry leaders like Daikin to Texas, leading to more jobs and opportunities for Texans.” Additionally, State Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R – Dist. 18) and State Representative Tom Oliverson (R – Dist. 130) presented resolutions recognizing Daikin for its commitment to the Texas economy through infrastructure investment and job creation. Daikin Industries, Ltd. acquired Houston-based Goodman Global Group, Inc. in 2012, and in 2015 broke ground on the DTTP. The official grand opening ceremony commemorated Daikin’s investment in Texas and featured an array of activities with state and local elected officials, Daikin executives, partners and vendors, employees and the local community. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (DIL) is a global Fortune 1000 company, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014. The company is recognized as one of the largest HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) manufacturers in the world. DIL is primarily engaged in developing indoor comfort products, systems and refrigeration products for residential and commercial applications. Its consisted success is derived, in part, from a focus on innovative, energy-efficient, and premium quality indoor climate and comfort management solutions. Additional information about DIL is available at www.daikin.com. Goodman is a member of the Daikin Group and is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products for residential and light commercial customers in North America. The company’s activities include engineering, manufacturing, assembling, marketing and distributing an extensive line of HVAC and related products. Its products are predominantly marketed under the Goodman® and Amana® brands. All products are sold through a North American sales network comprised of company-operated distribution centers and independent distributors. Amana is a registered trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies and is used under license to Goodman Company, L.P., Houston, TX, USA.
Laskowski R.A.,European Bioinformatics Institute |
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling | Year: 2011
We describe a graphical system for automatically generating multiple 2D diagrams of ligand-protein interactions from 3D coordinates. The diagrams portray the hydrogen-bond interaction patterns and hydrophobic contacts between the ligand(s) and the main-chain or side-chain elements of the protein. The system is able to plot, in the same orientation, related sets of ligand-protein interactions. This facilitates popular research tasks, such as analyzing a series of small molecules binding to the same protein target, a single ligand binding to homologous proteins, or the completely general case where both protein and ligand change. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Polymer Journal | Year: 2012
Various representative forms of mixed polymerization reactions are explained by applying the mechanisms of activation and growth. It is reported that stilbene and maleic anhydride are difficult to polymerize independently, but polymerization proceeds easily when they are mixed. It is reported that stilbene and maleic anhydride are difficult to polymerize independently, but polymerization proceeds easily when they are mixed. If any of the four rate constants for a growth reaction are non-zero and comparable in magnitude to one another, a copolymer is produced. The production of true copolymers is controlled by the active site species in the growth reaction and is independent of the identity of the monomer added. The experimental results of the mixed polymerization of acrylonitrile and vinyl acetate, obtained by Okamura, Ota, and other members of our laboratory are in good agreement with the proposed theory.
Polymer Journal | Year: 2012
Results of the recent considerations of the relationship between solution viscosity and molecular shape, based on the experimental results from H. Staudinger's school, are presented. The degree of polymerization is used instead of the molecular weight or the molecular length. The synthetic threadlike polymer polyvinylbenzene or polystyrene is found to be the most frequently used to validate the experimental formula of Staudinger. The experimental results formally provide an actual example of Kuhn's purely theoretical formula for the freely bending threadlike molecules. There is significant evidence to support the occurrence of intramolecular association. The results also show that the solvating low molecules work as if they were side chains of the polymers themselves, which reduces the flexibility of the polymer chains.
Kato A.,Tokyo Institute of Technology |
Maeno Y.,Ebisu |
Hirose S.,Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ichthyological Research | Year: 2010
The grass puffer, Takifugu niphobles, is a peripheral freshwater fish often seen in brackish water. In the Sai River, Miyazu, Japan, we found that the grass puffer migrate to fresh water from salt water in June and July. Most of the grass puffer stayed in fresh water for 3.6 h on average and returned to the sea during the day. A low salinity tolerance experiment indicated that the grass puffer can live in fresh water for 2 days but not for longer than 4 days. Based on these findings, we discuss the physiological effects and ecological implications of the migration. © 2010 The Ichthyological Society of Japan.
News Article | December 15, 2016
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On December 15, Ys Net Inc., headed by Yu Suzuki, began taking pre-orders for the PC version of Shenmue III through its official game site, Shenmue.link. Responding to the many requests for a PC version pre-order option, the Slacker Backer Campaign at Shenmue.link is accepting Shenmue III PC version pre-orders today, coming after the finalization of agreements by affiliated parties. Sales from the PC Slacker Backer campaign will go towards Stretch Goals, adding more content to the game. Development Progress R&D for various game elements is on course as the development team shifts its focus towards production. Main game scenarios are nearing completion, motion capture tests are well under way, and voicing tests with the cast have begun. Yu Suzuki and the production staff are happy to say they are enjoying the work as they continue to diligently make progress on the mini-games, events, and battles. Comment from Yu Suzuki “I have been absorbed in developing the game and I stay in the studio all night time to time. My life is all about Shenmue day and night.” New work-in-progress visuals are included in the press kit. Press Kit: https://goo.gl/1i3W0h *Visuals are work-in-progress and are subject to change. What’s Shenmue? Shenmue established the open-world format for action RPG games. An awe-inspiring world with an immersive story featuring cinematic sequences, a realistic fighting system, and a carnival’s worth of entertaining mini-games, garnered acclaim and adoration for Shenmue the world over. Shenmue and Shenmue II, were released by SEGA (now known as Sega Games Co., Ltd.) for the Dreamcast in December 1999 and September 2001, respectively. Corporate Name: Ys Net Inc. Representative Director: President and Chief Executive Officer, Yu Suzuki Founded: November 11, 2008 Address: 301 Ebisu-Collage, 4-7-15 Ebisu Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0013 Our Work: Software Planning, Production and Development