EST Inc | Date: 2017-04-26
A gripper for a test or isolation plug (40) is provided. The gripper includes at least one gripper segment (54) having a pipe or tube confronting surface (70) with a plurality of separate rows of gripper teeth (72) longitudinally-spaced apart on the surface (70). Each of the separate rows of gripper teeth (72) comprising an alternating array of individual tips (80) and gaps (78) such that each row is serrated along its length.
EST Inc | Date: 2015-08-17
A test plug for insertion into and plugging of an open end of an elbow pipe is provided. The test plug includes a resilient sealing element and set of gripper segments carried on a shaft. The set of gripper segments are movable relative to the shaft between pipe-gripping and pipe-non-gripping positions such that, when the test plug is placed in sealing and gripping engagement relative to an inner diameter wall of an elbow pipe, the set of gripper segments are positioned in eccentric relation to at least one of the sealing element and the shaft
News Article | June 20, 2017
ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EST Group announced their inclusion on the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50 list. They ranked 33rd of the fastest-growing middle market companies in the region. DBJ based the Middle Market 50 rankings on a weighted revenue growth index, which helps to level the playing field among bigger and smaller companies. This third annual research project by the Dallas Business Journal ranks the fastest-growing companies in North Texas with annual revenue of $25 million to $750 million, based on revenue growth over a three-year period. To participate, companies must provide revenue figures for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for use in calculating the percentage of revenue growth during that period. This information was published in the Middle Market 50 list. Both private and public companies are eligible to participate. Companies must be headquartered in North Texas. Patricia Spires, EST Group founder and CEO, attended the award ceremony and stated, “Our 3-year revenue growth totaled 119%, and we are on track to continue growing at an even faster rate.” Tim Spires, founder and president, continued, “I want to share credit with our hard-working employees. They have exceptional technical expertise and the drive to deliver the highest quality solutions to our clients.” Kelly Foster, founder and COO, added, “Our continuing goal is to ensure our clients, vendors and employees have the best experience they have ever had with a consulting company. We succeed when you succeed, and there is no greater privilege than to partner with you in your success.” EST Group continues to be recognized for significant growth. Inc. magazine and the Dallas 100 both added EST Group to their lists of fastest-growing companies last year. Dallas Business Journal gathered information on year-over-year growth from individual companies. The average growth index score is derived from the 2014/2016 year-over-year absolute growth in revenue multiplied by the percent change in revenue for 2014 through 2016. The total was averaged and divided by the index result to produce the final index average. Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/subscriber-only/2017/06/16/middle-market-companies.html EST Group is an IT solutions company focused on providing data center solutions|services, integration, and identity and access management solutions|services to organizations’ IT environments. Their goal is for their clients to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. They have been providing these solutions since 2005. EST Group strives to provide the best experience their clients, partners and employees have ever had with a consulting company. For more information on EST Group, visit www.est-grp.com.
News Article | September 28, 2017
ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EST Group joined the Dallas Business Journal to celebrate 15 years of its Best Places to Work program at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. EST Group was ranked 14th in the category of medium companies. To be eligible, companies must have at least one office in North Texas and have a minimum of 10 North Texas employees. Quantum Workplace, an independent research company, conducts Best Places to Work surveys for applicants. Quantum sent each employee a link to complete an employee engagement survey. Questions covered topics such as the teamwork, job satisfaction, benefits, personal growth and development, leadership in the organization, employee recognition and how things work day to day. Each survey response is assigned a point value, used in determining an overall score. To earn the DBJ Best Places to Work designation, companies had to meet or beat a national best practice score for their category. “We value our employees and are thrilled that they consider EST Group one of the best places to work in North Texas,” stated Patricia Spires, EST Group CEO/CFO. “We know that when we do our best for our employees, they, in turn, do their best for our clients, too. It’s a wonderful circle of excellence.” Kelly Foster, CTO/COO, added, “we have grown rapidly over the past few years and have been privileged to bring on board highly skilled technical experts. The experience and hard work of our team allow us to deliver robust IT solutions for some of the best-known companies in the area. We attribute our success to our team.” EST Group is an IT solutions company with a strong focus in providing data center solutions and services, as well as integration and identity and access management solutions and services to their clients’ IT environment. Their goal is for their clients to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. They have been providing these solutions since 2005. EST strives to provide the best experience their clients, partners and employees have ever had with an IT consulting company. For more information on EST Group, visit www.est-grp.com.
EST Inc | Date: 2016-09-28
Almond cake; Apple fritters; Arrangements of candy; Bagel chips; Bagel holes; Bagels; Baguettes; Bakery desserts; Bakery goods and dessert items, namely, cakes, cookies, pastries, candies, and frozen confections for retail and wholesale distribution and consumption on or off the premises; Bakery products, namely, sweet bakery goods; Baking powder; Baking spices; Banana fritters; Bananas Foster; Barley flour; Biscotti; Biscuits; Biscuits and bread; Bread; Bread and pastry; Bread doughs; Bread flavored with spices; Bread flavoured with spices; Bread mixes; Bread pudding; Bread rolls; Breadsticks; Breakfast cereals; Brittle; Brown rice; Brownies; Buns; Burritos; Butter biscuits; Cake dough; Cake pops; Cakes; Candy bars; Candy cake decorations; Candy sprinkles; Caramels; Cardamom; Castor sugar; Cayenne pepper powder; Cereal-based snack food; Cheese-flavored corn snacks; Cherries jubilee; Chocolate; Chocolate bars; Chocolate cakes; Chocolate candies; Chocolate covered fruit; Chocolate covered popcorn; Chocolate covered raisins; Chocolate decorations for cakes; Chocolate sauce; Chocolate truffles; Chocolate-based ready-to-eat food bars; Chocolate-coated nuts; Chocolates and chocolate based ready to eat candies and snacks; Cinnamon rolls; Cocoa-based ingredient in confectionery products; Common salt for cooking; Confectionery, namely, pastilles; Cookie mixes; Cookie pies; Cookies; Cookies with nuts; Corn bread; Corn chips; Corn fingers; Corn flakes; Corn fritters; Cornflour; Couscous; Crackers; Cream buns; Cream puffs; Crisp bread; Croissants; Croutons; Crushed oats; Crystallized gingers; Cup cakes; Danish; Danish bread; Dessert mousse; Donuts; Dough; Dough-enrobed foods consisting of a dough-based wrapper with fillings consisting primarily of meats, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables and cheese; Dried mint; Dried pasta; Earl Grey tea; Eclairs; Egg rolls; English muffins; Farina; Filo dough; Flat bread; Flavored sugar; Flour; Food seasonings; Fried dough twists; Frozen breads; Frozen brownie dough; Frozen cookie dough; Frozen dough for use as pizza, bread or other bread-type products; Frozen pie crusts; Fruit breads; Fruit cakes; Fruit cobblers; Fruit pies; Fruit turnovers; Fudge; Funnel cakes; Garlic bread; Gingerbread; Gram flour; Granola snacks; Halva; Honey; Honey buns; Husked barley; Husked rice; Low-salt bread; Macaroons; Maize flour; Maple syrup; Marshmallow squares; Masala powder and spices; Meat pies; Meat turnovers; Meringues; Muffins; Multigrain bread; Multigrain-based snack foods; Naan bread; Natural spices; Non-dairy frozen confections; Nougat; Nutmegs; Oatmeal; Onion or cheese biscuits; Organic spices; Orzo; Pancakes; Panini; Parfaits; Pastries; Pastries with fruit; Pastry dough; Pastry shells; Pearled barley; Petits fours; Phyllo dough; Pickled ginger; Pie shells; Pies; Pineapple fritters; Pita; Pita bread; Pita chips; Pizza cheese sticks; Pizza crust; Pizza dough; Pizzas; Plantain flour; Potstickers; Poultry and game meat pies; Powdered sugar; Pralines; Pretzel chips; Processed corn; Processed garlic for use as seasoning; Processed grains; Processed grains, namely, rye; Processed oats; Processed quinoa; Processed semolina; Processed sorghum; Processed unpopped popcorn; Processed wheat; Processed, frozen, cooked or packaged whole grains; Rice; Rice crackers; Rice flour; Rice-based snack food; Rolls; Rusks; Rye bread; Rye flour; Smores; Sage; Sandwich wraps; Sandwiches; Sausage rolls; Savory biscuits; Savoury and salted biscuits; Scones; Seasoning mixes; Seasonings; Sesame sticks; Shortbread biscuits; Snack cakes; Soft pretzels; Soya flour; Spice mixes; Spices; Spices in the form of powders; Sponge cakes; Spring rolls; Sugar; Sweetened yogurt covered raisins; Sweets; Tabbouleh; Taco chips; Tacos; Tea; Toast; Toaster pastries; Tortilla chips; Tortillas; Turkish delight; Unleavened bread; Vanilla flavourings for culinary purposes; Vegan cakes; Vegan cookies; Vegan cup cakes; Vegan pies; Vegetable concentrates used for seasoning; Vermicelli; Wafers; Wheat flour; Wheat starch flour; White chocolate chips; Whole wheat bread; Wholemeal bread; Wrap sandwiches; Yam flour; Yeast; Yogurt-covered fruit; Yogurt-covered nuts; Yogurt-covered pretzels; Zaatar spice blend.
EST Inc | Date: 2015-12-01
A geothermal heat exchanger 1 includes a water injection pipe 2 that is installed underground and to which water is supplied from above ground and a steam extraction pipe 3 that is installed underground so as to be contiguous to the water injection pipe 2. The steam extraction pipe 3 has a plurality of gushing ports 5 at its lower part, and pressure in the steam extraction pipe 3 is decreased approximately to pressure required by a turbine 6. The steam extraction pipe 3 is formed such that the diameter of the steam extraction pipe 3 becomes smaller from the lower side of the geothermal region toward the upper side of a ground surface G. Water supplied to the water injection pipe 2 becomes high-temperature pressurized water by heat supplied from the geothermal region 4, and gushes from the gushing ports 5 into the steam extraction pipe 3 in an atomized state, and is then converted into a steam single-phase flow, and allows a power generator 7 to conduct power generation. Furthermore, an air layer 19 is formed at the upper part of the water injection pipe 2 by lowering the water level of water that is supplied to the water injection pipe 2, and a heat insulating portion defined thereby is provided in a region contiguous to a low-temperature region 26 closer to the ground surface.
EST Inc | Date: 2014-06-20
A gripper for a test or isolation plug is provided. The gripper includes at least one gripper segment having a pipe or tube confronting surface with a plurality of separate rows of gripper teeth longitudinally-spaced apart on the surface. Each of the separate rows of gripper teeth comprising an alternating array of individual tips and gaps such that each row is serrated along its length.
EST Inc | Date: 2015-04-09
The boiling-water geothermal heat exchanger 1 is provided with a water injection pipe 2 which is installed underground and to which water is supplied from the ground and a steam extraction pipe 3 which is installed underground so as to be in contact with the water injection pipe 2 and has a plurality of ejection ports 5, in which a pressure inside the steam extraction pipe 3 is reduced to the vicinity of a pressure required by a turbine 6, high-pressure hot water which is produced by supplying heat from a geothermal region 4 to water inside the water injection pipe 2 is changed to a single-phase flow of steam inside the steam extraction pipe 3 present underground via the ejection ports 5, and the single-phase flow of steam is extracted on the ground. And in the boiling-water geothermal heat exchanger 1, a heat insulation portion is formed at a part which is in contact with a low-temperature region close to the ground surface, and the heat insulation portion is such that the level of water supplied to the water injection pipe 2 is lowered to form an air layer at an upper part of the water injection pipe 2.
EST Inc | Date: 2016-01-22
Toys, namely, dolls and stuffed animals.