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News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

PHILADELPHIA and OXFORD, United Kingdom, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc. (Nasdaq:ADAP), a leader in T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced it will host a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at 10:30am at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed U.S. headquarters and base for clinical and manufacturing operations. Developed by Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) and Synterra Partners, and under advisement of CBRE’s Life Science Advisory and Project Management Group, Adaptimmune’s 47,400 square foot facility, located at 351 Rouse Boulevard will include a state-of-the-art cGMP manufacturing facility designed to support the Company’s clinical development objectives and the initial commercialization of novel engineered immunotherapies for cancer. Adaptimmune’s Navy Yard facility currently houses 91 employees; this number is expected to grow to 120 by the end of 2017. “The opening of this new building, which was designed to house both our US headquarters and our future state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, underscores our continued commitment to Philadelphia and the region, as well as our unwavering focus on delivering important cell therapy products to cancer patients,” said James Noble, Chief Executive Officer of Adaptimmune.  “This new facility supports the advancement of our promising pipeline through scalable, cost-effective, clinical and commercial manufacturing. We appreciate the efforts of our development partners to deliver this facility on schedule and look forward to being an active part of the Navy Yard community for years to come.” Announced in October 2015, this project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, and received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic development that included a Pennsylvania First Program grant for $150,000. “It’s an honor to participate in Adaptimmune’s ribbon cutting event today for the company’s new headquarters and manufacturing expansion at the Navy Yard, in Philadelphia. Along with this growth, we are thrilled that Adaptimmune has committed to the creation of 110 new, high-paying, full-time jobs at this site,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget proposal is focused on job creation and workforce training so that we can ensure that businesses all across the Commonwealth can experience celebrations like today.” Adaptimmune launched its US operations in Philadelphia in 2011.  The Company expanded its programs while operating out of the University City Science Center, Philadelphia. “I am proud that Philadelphia continues to attract pioneering companies around the world like Adaptimmune to put roots down in our city and grow,” says City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “We’re thrilled to join Adaptimmune today to cut the ribbon on its cutting-edge facility at the Navy Yard, and celebrate their continued growth and creation of jobs in Philadelphia.” The Navy Yard is a proud landmark of the Navy’s history and heritage in Philadelphia. It has been revitalized as an urban mixed-use campus, offering an exceptional workplace to attract new talent for companies like Adaptimmune. “Since their founding collaboration with a research lab at the University of Pennsylvania, through the launch of their initial U.S. operations at the University City Science Center, and now with the opening of their own headquarters and manufacturing facility at The Navy Yard, Adaptimmune has made Philadelphia the center of their innovation in life sciences,” said John Grady, President of PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private development corporation.  “We are thrilled to welcome Adaptimmune to the Navy Yard’s vibrant and collaborative campus, adding to the growing community of life sciences and corporate R&D facilities setting down roots here to attract the best talent and drive growth.” Designed by Philadelphia-based architectural firm, DIGSAU, the building incorporates a two-story day-lit lobby, which connects and integrates Adaptimmune’s clinical and operation functions and helps to foster collaboration throughout facility. The building lobby is oriented around a semi-private outdoor plaza designed by Land Collective creating an open, environment visually and physically connected to the rest of the Navy Yard.  Continuing the building will be the thirteenth building at the Navy Yard to achieve LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, targeting Gold under the Core & Shell™ rating system. “Today the Navy Yard welcomes Adaptimmune, a dynamic company that will add immeasurable talent and energy to one of the fastest growing life science clusters in the country,” said Brian Cohen, vice president and market officer for Liberty Property Trust. “Liberty designed and developed the new building to suit this innovative spirit and provide a new home that is forward-thinking in both form and function.” CBRE’s Life Science Advisory and Project Management Group assisted Adaptimmune during the construction phase of the project. “CBRE is honored to be here today and officially welcome Adaptimmune to the Philadelphia Navy Yard after having helped them secure their new U.S. headquarters back in October of 2015,” said Tony Rossi, Life Science Advisor, of CBRE. “We are proud of our Project Management Team that was instrumental in helping Adaptimmune transition smoothly into their new headquarters.” About Adaptimmune Adaptimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products. The Company’s unique SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T‑cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer, including solid tumors. Adaptimmune has a number of proprietary clinical programs, and is also developing its NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell program under a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline. The Company is located in Philadelphia, USA and Oxfordshire, U.K. For more information, please visit http://www.adaptimmune.com About PIDC PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. A non-profit founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. Over the past 59 years, PIDC has settled over 6,900 transactions with a diverse range of clients – including nearly $15 billion of financing and more than 3,100 acres of land sales – which have leveraged over $26 billion in total investment and assisted in retaining and creating more than half a million jobs in Philadelphia. In its master developer role at the Navy Yard, PIDC manages all aspects of the property’s management and development, including master planning, leasing, property management, infrastructure development, utility operation, and structuring development transactions. The Navy Yard is home to more than 13,000 employees and 150 companies in the office, industrial, manufacturing, and research and development sectors, occupying 7.5 million square feet of real estate in a mix of historic buildings and new high-performance and LEED® certified construction.  For more information about PIDC and the Navy Yard, visit www.PIDCphila.com and follow us @PIDCphila @NavyYardPhila on Twitter. About Liberty Property Trust Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 99 million square foot portfolio includes 568 properties, which provide office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities to 1,200 tenants. At the Navy Yard, Liberty, in connection with its joint venture partner, Synterra Partners, has developed or is under construction on more than 1,580,000 million square feet representing $360 million in private investment to date. For more information visit www.libertyproperty.com and follow us @LibPropTrust on Twitter. About Synterra Synterra Partners is a local real estate development company founded in 1996. The firm has an extensive portfolio of projects that include hotels and resorts and commercial and retail developments, both domestic and international. Synterra Partners has earned its extraordinary reputation by working successfully with public and private organizations to create innovative strategies for complex development projects. About PIDC PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. A non-profit founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. Over the past 57 years, PIDC has settled over 6,500 transactions – including $13 billion of financing and 3,000 acres of land sales – which have leveraged over $23 billion in total investment and assisted in retaining and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in Philadelphia. In its master developer role at The Navy Yard, PIDC manages all aspects of the property’s management and development, including master planning, leasing, property management, infrastructure development, utility operation, and structuring development transactions. The Navy Yard is home to more than 11,500 employees and 145 companies in the office, industrial, manufacturing, and research and development sectors, occupying 7.0 million square feet of real estate in a mix of historic buildings and new high-performance and LEED® certified construction.  For more information about PIDC, visit www.PIDCphila.com and follow us @PIDCphila on Twitter About CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue).  The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.  Please visit our website at www.cbre.com. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA). These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation: the success, cost and timing of our product development activities and clinical trials and our ability to successfully advance our TCR therapeutic candidates through the regulatory and commercialization processes. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to our business in general, we refer you to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 10, 2016, and our other SEC filings. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date the statements were made and we do not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


SINGAPORE, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JobTech™ has identified the most sought-after skills by employers in the ICT sector in Singapore. The top 5 technical and soft skills/ traits in the ICT sector were identified and ranked based on the number of unique[1] job postings that employers were seeking during the period from 1st Oct 2016 - 31st Dec 2016, 4Q 2016. The ICT sector skills data, as shown above, shows high demand for a common set of soft skills/ traits within the ICT sector, with Communication/ Interpersonal skills being sought-after by more than 95% of all unique job postings in the sector, followed by Analytical/ Problem Solving skills, which make up nearly half of the skills demand. Given that Communications/ Interpersonal skills are required by almost all job postings in the ICT sector, they are probably viewed as a "hygiene factor" for employment. On the other hand, there is greater variability in the demand for technical skills within the sector. JobTechTM has identified at least 20 different types of programming languages that are widely demanded in the ICT sector today, including the four that made it to the top 5 technical skills list above. Employers in the ICT sector often require jobseekers to be experienced users of at least one programming language. JobTech™ will continue to provide jobseekers, as well as employers from different sectors in Singapore, with flash reports on the set of skills needed today. In this regard, JobTech™ is using its Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to track and analyze more than 90% of the jobs in Singapore. The free beta version of JobTech™ PMET is available at www.jobtech.sg For further information, please contact: Ms. Charlotte Lim JobTech™ Co-founder Tel: +65 6908-7642 Email: charlotte@jobtech.sg About JobTech™                JobTech™ is an Artificial Intelligence, Deep Machine Learning technology platform that was developed to provide complete and accurate visibility of any online jobs market around the world. The platform is built on technology that was developed by the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The first prototype, JobTech™ PMET, has been designed to help retrenched PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) in Singapore search and prepare for new job opportunities. The platform offers insights into industry trends and skill-set requirements, and suggests SkillsFuture courses to help bridge skills gaps. JobTech™ is a 3-month old start-up incubated by Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS) Pte Ltd, a privately-owned international economic development company that is headquartered in Singapore, with overseas offices in the US and Germany. EDIS provides strategic advice and undertakes the development and management of integrated industrial parks. The EDIS management team comprises veterans who led more than 15 successful township and industrial park developments in Asia -- cumulatively creating 1 million high value jobs and attracting more than US$20 billion of dollars of foreign direct investment to the selected locations. EDIS works with governments and global investors to leverage Singapore's development experience for the benefit of other countries.


CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Procter & Gamble presented a $20,000 donation to United Way of Southwest Georgia to help rebuild the community of Albany after a massive tornado hit the city on January 22, 2017. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was on hand to receive the donation along with several community leaders including Chris Cohilas, Dougherty County Commission Chairman; Bodine Sinyard, past Dougherty County Commission Chairman; Justin Strickland, Albany/Dougherty County president Economic Development; Barbara Rivera Holmes, Chamber President; Sharon Subadan, City Manager. The donation made today is in addition to more than $300,000 worth of P&G Product that the Company has distributed to residents of the community, and 400 loads of laundry washed through Tide’s Loads of Hope effort. Additionally, in partnership with the American Red Cross and Matthew 25: Ministries, more than 700 personal care kits, 300 cleaning kits, 1,550 Bounty paper towels and 2,700 rolls of Charmin toilet paper were distributed to those in need. “P&G provided our people with paid time off to assist their families and neighbors in this time of need, and we are proud of how this town has come together,” said Werhner Washington, P&G’s Albany Plant Manager. “We remain committed to our employees and this resilient community as we continue to rebuild in the weeks to come.” As a result of the storm, the plant experienced minor damage and the damage to the distribution center was more significant. The plant – which manufactures Bounty and Charmin – was back in operation within two days and today is running at full capacity, while assessments are underway for rebuilding the distribution center. More than 700 people make up P&G’s Albany-based plant and distribution center workforce. “Our thoughts are with all the residents of Albany, Georgia affected by this terrible tornado,” said LaKisha Bryant Bruce, President & CEO – United Way of Southwest Georgia. “Our team is committed to rebuilding and restoring the community of Albany, and we thank P&G for their efforts in assisting with the recovery.” P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: cleantechnica.com

Tesla will end up hiring around 54% more workers for the Gigafactory project than was initially supposed, according to Nevada’s executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Initial estimates were that 6,500 jobs would be created by the Gigafactory project. Now, the forecast is that more than 10,000 jobs will be created by the project. “When we originally presented the project to Legislature in 2014, we projected 6,500 jobs on site,” Hill commented, at a joint meeting of the Assembly Committee on Taxation and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development in Carson City. “The efficiency that’s being created from a functional standpoint at the facility is actually enabling more employees to be employed on the site.” Here’s a breakdown of the current job situation at the Gigafactory project (via Teslarati): Along with the comments mentioned above, Hill also discussed the reality that planned production efficiency gains were expected to support a much higher number of employees than was first estimated. As you may well recall, the initial plans were for the Gigafactory to support 35 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of battery production a year, but this estimate was increased to 50 GWh following efforts by company engineers to develop new production synergies at the massive plant. “Mr Musk in their earnings call said that they felt they could produce battery capacity now for 1 million cars, and originally that was 500,000,” Hill continued. “So the employment prospects at the site continue to improve.” It’s reported that Tesla currently employs around 30,000+ people in the US, but we haven’t seen any official statements on that and are reaching out to Tesla for a response. Buy a cool T-shirt or mug in the CleanTechnica store!   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter. James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Purdue Aviation LLC has hit a milestone in its growth with Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, approval of Part 141 flight school certification, which allows it to offer a more structured flight training syllabus for future professional pilots. “Part 141 certification is key to the future growth of Purdue Aviation,” said Purdue alumnus Scott Niswonger, who co-owns the company with the Purdue Research Foundation. “Receiving this certification is the next logical step as we add services to increase the profile of Purdue Aviation, allowing us to help fill the critical need for more commercial pilots.” Niswonger and Purdue Research Foundation purchased the company, formerly called Lafayette Aviation, in 2015. The purchase occurred the same year the 980-acre Purdue Research Park Aerospace District was established in the area adjacent to the airport. Purdue Aviation offered flight training under the FAA Part 61 regulation before issue of the Part 141 certification, said Jeff Pittard, president of Purdue Aviation. According to Pittard, “Part 141 requires a more stringent process involving FAA approval of pilot training curriculums, personnel, facilities and aircraft. The Part 141 designation allows students in the program to qualify for pilot certification in less time than Part 61.” Company officials plan to soon begin offering flight classes based on the Part 141 certification and adding airline industry collaboration to the coursework. “This designation by the FAA for Purdue Aviation opens the door for great new opportunities,” said Dan Hasler, president of Purdue Research Foundation. “With the upcoming March opening of the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace building that will house some of Rolls-Royce’s R&D activities, the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District is taking off.” Purdue Aviation and Purdue Research Foundation recently partnered with Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM, an aircraft company based in Italy, to create a U.S.-based sales, maintenance and training center for TECNAM aircraft. The agreement included the sale of a TECNAM P2006T twin-engine certified technologically advanced aircraft to Purdue Aviation, which the company now uses for training and for leasing. Purdue Aviation’s new Part 141 certification along with the TECNAM P2006T aircraft could also be beneficial to students in Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. “Purdue Aviation’s Part 141 training program helps our students as well, by providing those who have earned their flight instructor certificates the opportunity to serve as instructors in the new program,” said John Mott, interim head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. “In addition, the new TECNAM P2006T aircraft will allow our students to gain the multiengine flight experience they need in an economical manner.” The Part 141 certification will provide greater pilot training opportunities in other ways as well. “The certification will make a difference by appealing to prospective commercial pilots,” Pittard said. “Also, with the certification we will soon have approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to use their benefits at our school.” Purdue Aviation is a full-service fixed base operator (FBO) offering fuel service, aircraft rental, flight training and aircraft maintenance. More information about Purdue Aviation is available at www.purdueaviationllc.com. Purdue Aviation LLC, located at the Purdue University Airport, KLAF, in West Lafayette, Indiana, offers premium flight support including hangar space, catering, and ground transportation and is a certified aircraft maintenance center. As one of the premier flight training providers and affiliated with Purdue University, Purdue Aviation provides pilot license training, fuel sales, aircraft maintenance, aircraft rental and aircraft sales. Purdue Research Park Aerospace District is situated on the southwest corner of the internationally recognized Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The 980-acre aerospace district, under development by the Purdue Research Foundation, is a flagship for public and private aerospace research and development to advance aviation and aeronautics innovations. Plans for the aerospace district, which encompasses the Purdue University Airport, Purdue Aviation (formerly called Lafayette Aviation) and the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, include opportunities for aerospace companies that wish to collaborate with Purdue to build research and development facilities. The site has already been named an Indiana Certified Technology Park by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds scholarships and grants; acquires property; protects Purdue's intellectual property; and promotes entrepreneurial activities on behalf of Purdue. The foundation manages the Purdue Foundry, Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, Purdue Research Park and Purdue Technology Centers. The foundation received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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James Fischer has been named director of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With over 35 years of experience in real estate and general business law, he brings diverse global experience in assets, leasing and transaction management to his new position. “We welcome Mr. Fischer to the statewide network of Pennsylvania SBDCs, and we look forward to having him as part of our leadership team,” said Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy. “SBDCs are strong supporters of business growth and development and we are proud to have an experienced professional such as Mr. Fischer join our program,” he added. Echoing his sentiments, Dean Georgette Phillips of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University, where the SBDC resides, stated “I am thrilled to have Jim Fischer at the SBDC.” In his new role, Fischer will be responsible for delivering SBDC programs and services to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Center’s service area of Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties. In addition to providing direct business development support and managing a staff of six development professionals, he will also serve as an advocate for business development, expansion and retention in the region. Before joining Lehigh University SBDC, Fischer was a senior fellow and general counsel for the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College. As a research and development technical advisor at Elizabethtown, Fischer’s background in social impact investments and business advisory services helped develop and foster the growth of community projects and social enterprises. Prior to Fischer becoming a Juris Doctor from New York University, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from State University of New York at Buffalo followed by a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Cornell University. About Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) The Pennsylvania SBDC network is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, individualized sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth. For more information on the Pennsylvania SBDC services and impact, please visit http://www.pasbdc.org.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 14, 2017) - Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will make an important announcement to support the manufacturing sector in Vaughan. Media are invited to tour the company prior to the official announcement. MP Sorbara will be available to answer questions from the media, following the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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LAC-AU-SAUMON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 9, 2017) - Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference at which Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, will make an announcement regarding the improvement of community infrastructure for two projects in Lac-au-Saumon.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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M&M Refrigeration was honored as a 2016 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing by the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland for Creating a Positive Culture of Change Management. A tribute dinner was held for all the recipients of the prize, and each champion received a copy of the 2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook. Nominated by Angela Visintainer of Caroline Economic Development Corporation, M&M Refrigeration owner Duffy McConnell was recognized for his vision and leadership. Visintainer noted that during the economic downturn of 2009 McConnell took the offensive, knowing the economy would bounce back and actually expanded the manufacturing facility. His stellar management protected the dedicated employees at M&M from the recession and propelled the company. Gratefully acknowledging his employees, CEO Duane Marshall said, “At M&M Refrigeration, we work hard every day to deliver on our promises to customers. We are pleased to employ so many great people on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. They are the ones who earned this honor.” The RMI of Maryland is a non-profit association originally created to serve the manufacturers of Baltimore. The organization now serves manufacturers across the state by collaborating with community colleges and government agencies to serve workforce needs, providing learning models on a variety of topics and offering educational programs for manufacturers to help grow their businesses. The association also informs policy makers about the importance of manufacturing to the state’s economy to ensure adequate resources are available for manufacturers. The leader in CO2 technology in North America, M&M Refrigeration designs, engineers and manufactures high-quality refrigeration systems for a variety of applications including food processing, cold storage, warehouses and ice arenas throughout the United States and the world. In 2007, M&M Refrigeration completed the largest CO2 cold storage plant in the world. The company employs world-class technicians and engineers, uses quality materials and is committed to achieving lifelong customer satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.mmrefrigeration.com or call 410-754-8005.


MATANE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 8, 2017) - Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference at which Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, will make an announcement regarding the Fonds d'innovation et de développement économique local de la Matanie (FIDEL). The president of FIDEL, François Rioux, will also be there.

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