News Article | May 1, 2017
During the show, Reliance will produce labels in real time that will meet the recently adopted GHS standard as well as BS 5609 section two and three compliance. The compliant labels will print using the new Lexmark CS820 full color printer. "The companies that exhibit – and attend – InformEx are a Who's Who of the chemical industry. Many of these companies are Reliance customers, and exhibiting at InformEx gives us the opportunity to meet with and hold substantive discussions with hundreds of potential new partners," said Jim Garvic, Director of Business Development. "Reliance Label Solutions is excited about the 2017 show and looks forward to helping companies in the chemical industry achieve compliance with their GHS labeling." Reliance will be happy to talk with attendees about the upcoming WHMIS 2015 adaptation, GHS label materials, labeling software, and printer solutions. Be sure to drop a business card to enter Reliance's drawing for an Amazon Echo. "We encourage you to drop by the Reliance Label Solutions' booth #1013 to learn more about the labeling solutions we can provide to your company," said Garvic. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/reliance-label-solutions-to-exhibit-at-informex-may-16-18-2017-300448021.html
News Article | April 17, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2017) - Rich Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( : RCHA) ("Rich" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies in oncology, announced today Carole A. Salvador, Psy.D has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. "We are thrilled that Dr. Salvador is joining our Board. We believe her extensive experience in psychopharmacology will be an asset as we are planning on extending our trials and broadening our pipeline," said Mr. Chang. "I am looking forward to bringing my years of experience in developing businesses to bear here at Rich Pharmaceuticals. Ben has done a great job nurturing our technologies and I look forward to making a significant contribution as we move into clinical trials," stated Dr. Salvador. Dr. Salvador brings to Rich Pharmaceuticals management, business and scientific research experience and psychopharmacology expertise. Dr. Salvador created and manages a Clinical, Coaching and Organizational Consulting practice, Affiliates in Psychology and Education, for over 30 years. During this period she was also a principal in the organizational consulting firm of Cogent Resources. Dr. Salvador has consulted to small and medium sized businesses in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Most recently her business consulting has focused on family owned and managed companies. Prior to her career in Applied Psychology, she worked in Biochemistry research at Cornell Medical School and Pharmacology research at Burroughs Wellcome which is now part of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). She has expertise and holds a certificate in psychopharmacology. Dr. Salvador received her Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University in Applied Psychology and a B.S. in the Biological Sciences from New York University. In addition to her certification in Psychopharmacology, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Community Systems and a post-doctoral program in Organizational Development and Consultation at the William Alanson White Institute. Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, references to novel technologies and methods, our business and product development plans, and our ability to obtain financing from GHS Investments. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies and operating as a development stage company, our ability to raise the additional funding we will need to commence clinical trials and to continue to pursue our business and product development plans, our ability to develop and commercialize products based on our technology platform, competition in the industry in which we operate and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents we file with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov. This is not a solicitation to buy or sell securities and does not purport to be an analysis of the Company's financial position.
News Article | February 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2017) - Gawk, Inc., ( : GAWK) a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service company, today announced that it has signed an equity purchase agreement (EPA) with GHS Investments, LLC, an institutional investor. The capital will create significant growth capital for GAWK, enabling the execution of its business plan, on favorable terms. Under terms of the agreement, GAWK has the right, but not the obligation to sell, up to $7 million of its common stock to GHS, in an amount that the Company determines. Scott Kettle, CEO of GAWK, Inc., said, "We intend to use this new infusion of cash from GHS to implement our business plan of acquiring strategic businesses within the cloud communications sector." Kettle further stated "This move is important because it has resulted in a significant improvement of the terms under which we can access capital on an as needed and when needed basis." The Company intends to use the capital for acquisition - as it has previously disclosed, the Company is "operating cash flow positive" and therefore will focus on using any new capital for strategic growth. GHS has also participated in the recently announced restructuring of the convertible securities. Additionally, the Company would like to mention that it has achieved many of the goals that it has set out for 2017, and looks forward to setting, communicating, and achieving, additional goals over the course of the year. For investor inquiries please call (888) 754-6190 Ext. 3 or email IR@gawk.com For more information about GAWK's OTC Markets publicly traded shares click here. About GHS Investments LLC GHS Investments, LLC, is a leading private investment and management group providing financing solutions for high potential small cap enterprises. About GAWK, Inc. GAWK, Inc., ( : GAWK) offers a suite of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications solutions to small, medium, and large businesses; and offers domestic and international voice services to communications carriers worldwide. It offers a suite of advanced data center and cloud-based services, including fault tolerant, high availability cloud servers, which comprise platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and a content delivery network; managed network services that converge voice and data applications, structured cabling, wireless, and security services, as well as include Internet access via Ethernet or fiber at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps; and data center solutions, including cloud services, colocation services, and business continuity services, such as storage and security. www.gawk.com Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this release that are not strictly historical facts are "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are based on GAWK's current assumptions, beliefs and expectations, and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause GAWK's actual results to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "plan," "possibility," "offer," "if," "negotiate," "when," "believe," "will," "estimate," "continue," and similar expressions. Risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: ongoing and future intellectual property enforcement actions; the ability to successfully litigate or settle claims of patent infringement; GAWK's ability to obtain necessary financing, generate sufficient cash flow, and maintain appropriate indebtedness; and the increasing development of market competition in the area of telecommunications. These factors and others are described in more detail in GAWK's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section in GAWK's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of these reports can be found on GAWK's website (www.gawk.com) under the heading "Investor Relations." GAWK is providing this information as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
News Article | February 14, 2017
Alliance Offers Joint Customers an End-to-End Authoring and Labeling Solution That Can Increase Efficiency and Productivity Carlsbad, Calif., February 14, 2017 - 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced a strategic alliance with Reliance Label Solutions, a leading provider of labels and label printing solutions for industrial applications. As a result of the collaboration, joint customers now have access to an end-to-end authoring and labeling solution that can enhance workplace safety and increase efficiency by streamlining compliance with EH&S regulations. 3E Company is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. The alliance leverages the unique strengths of both companies to create a comprehensive hazard communication authoring and labeling solution that enables joint customers to generate and print compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. Streamlining access to the companies' offerings serves to increase efficiency and productivity and help support compliance with a range of EH&S standards and regulations worldwide, including the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Under the terms of the alliance, 3E and Reliance Label will collaborate to create optimized hazard communication authoring and labeling solutions for joint customers. These comprehensive solutions will be developed by leveraging 3E's vast suite of SDS and label authoring software and services with Reliance's label materials and printer expertise. "3E continually strives to establish valuable alliances with industry-leading solution providers that help ease the complexities associated with navigating the global regulatory landscape," said Edmund Webecke, president, 3E Company. "Generating and printing compliant and up-to-date SDSs and labels can be a cumbersome and time-intensive process. We're delighted that our customers now have access to two lauded and reliable solutions to help streamline their efforts." 3E's robust suite of authoring software and services includes both MSDgen®, 3E's powerful hazard communication authoring, management, and distribution platform, and its new Label Generator Solution, which supports the generation of labels in a variety of sizes and formats, including dozens of formats for country and regional regulatory compliance such as country-specific adaptations of GHS. "We're proud to collaborate with 3E Company," said Jim Garvic, director of business development, Reliance Label Solutions. "Its best-in-class authoring, labeling, SDS management, and regulatory content solutions are an excellent complement to ours. And our customers will undoubtedly benefit from having access to 3E's valuable solutions and expertise." About 3E Company 3E Company, a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, offers a comprehensive suite of data and solutions for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This solutions suite addresses the entire chemical lifecycle and includes regulatory research; SDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; hazardous waste management; and end-to-end regulatory consulting. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission-control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. 3E was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com. About Reliance Label Solutions Reliance Label Solutions® is a leader in providing GHS compliant labels and labeling solutions for the lubricant, petroleum, and chemical industries. Reliance is headquartered in Paola, Kansas, 45 miles south of Kansas City. For more information on Reliance Label Solutions, visit www.reliancelabel.com or call 1-800-656-9476.
News Article | February 17, 2017
CHEYENNE, WY and SOUSSE, TUNISIA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2017) - Aircraft manufacturer PM&E, Inc. ( : PMEA) announced today that it has reached a business financing agreement with a very favourable lender CEO Joseph Bourne stated, "Our recent announcements, business activity and partnerships have all garnered new interest among the business financing community. One company in particular has stepped forward and taken ownership in financing our immediate business plans under very favourable terms. Yesterday we signed a 10 million dollar Term Sheet with GHS Investments, LLC in New York. This move is important because it has resulted in a significant improvement of the terms under which we can access capital on an as needed basis. We are pleased to be working with GHS and will commence with becoming a fully reporting company via the filing of a Form 10 registration immediately. The registration will allow for a higher degree of transparency and reliability for our long-term investors." Mr. Bourne said, "In light of this new direction via an S-1 filing, the board and I have decided to terminate the original 10 million dollar Reg-A deal with GPL Ventures, LLC. They are a great company and we appreciate their willingness to support the growth and development of our company, but at this point, this new direction is a better fit for our long term strategy." PM&E, Inc. is an aircraft company with a contracted manufacturing facility located in Sousse, Tunisia. The company is in the process of implementing a modern manufacturing plant in Tunisia and securing a facility for aircraft assembly in Wyoming. The company manufactures their signature line of EVADA Aircraft. Through a strategic partnership, DiNelly EXOGYRO also manufactures their commercial ultra-light gyrocopters at the same facility in Tunisia creating synergies and cost savings for both companies through a shared resources and revenues agreement. Mr. Bourne went on to say, "It quickly became obvious to us that a company of our size and scalability required a more structured and streamlined process for accessing operating capital. Banks and other institutional investors look more favourably upon those companies that raise capital via a Form 10 filing and an S-1 registration. In fact, we are already in preliminary discussions now with some of those same institutions for additional support over the long term. We have additional news that we plan to share next week, but in the meantime, as always, we'd like to thank everyone for their support." Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. In addition to the factors discussed in the filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, among the other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: adverse changes in the business conditions and the general economy; competitive factors, such as rival companies' pricing and marketing efforts; availability of third-party material products at reasonable prices; the financial condition of the customer; risks of obsolescence due to shifts in market demand; and litigation involving product liabilities and consumer issues. PM&E Inc. cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. PM&E Inc. expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
News Article | February 15, 2017
ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is pleased to announce that Life Paint Company has selected ERP software solution, ProcessPro Premier, to support its growing paint manufacturing operations. Life Paint based their ERP software selection on ProcessPro’s experience in implementing ERP software for paint and coating manufacturing companies and the industry knowledge of the team at ProcessPro. As well, the adaptive, industry-specific functionality of Premier and its ability to meet their critical needs: lot tracking, real-time visibility of inventory and manufacturing processes, intuitive reporting and GHS compliance, set ProcessPro out from the other vendors. By factoring in supply, demand and forecasted requirements, ProcessPro’s robust Material Requirements Planning (MRP) functionality, will allow Life Paint to realize efficiencies in planning, scheduling and inventory control within their operations. Achieving greater insight into their inventory and reduction in manual processes is obtainable with these integrated capabilities. “ProcessPro’s ability to leverage our experience in the paint and coatings industry with our batch processing knowledge allows us to meet the business needs of Life Paint,” stated Joe Blauert, ProcessPro General Manager. “We look forward to helping Life Paint realize efficiencies and growth over the years to come.” Life Paint Company, a family owned business since 1963, is a premier specialty coatings manufacturer of architectural coatings and house paints. Along with the Life Paint brand, they manufacture widely accepted brand names such as Stretch-Guard®, Life Deck® and Rainshield®. More information available at http://www.lifepaint.com/index.html. ProcessPro, a division of Open Systems, Inc., is a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Designed specifically for manufacturers that combine batches of mixtures, ProcessPro seamlessly integrates all aspects of plant operation, from beginning order entry through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, inventory, and accounting. ProcessPro has been serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, cosmetic, and specialty chemical industries for more than 30 years. More information about ProcessPro is available at http://www.ProcessProERP.com.
News Article | February 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2017) - Health Advance Inc. (the "Company" or "Health Advance") ( : HADV) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an Equity Financing Agreement ("Agreement") with GHS Investments LLC, a Nevada limited liability company (Hereinafter referred to as "GHS"). The Agreement allows Health Advance to access up to $7 million in capital over the next 24 months. This financing will also allow the Company to continue its growth through acquisitions and will allow the Company to effectively execute its business plan and growth model. GHS Investments, LLC, is a leading private investment group providing financing solutions for high potential small cap companies. The Agreement provides Health Advance with the option to sell to GHS up to $7,000,000 worth of the Company's common stock over a twenty-four month period following the effective date of the Company's registration statement. The Company expects to file its S1 document with the SEC within the next 30 days. Under the terms of the Agreement, Health Advance has the right to deliver from time to time a put notice to GHS stating the dollar amount of put shares that it intends to sell to GHS at eighty (80%) percent of the market price per share according to the terms of the agreement. The market price is calculated as the lowest traded price of the Company's common stock for ten (10) consecutive trading days preceding the put date. "This financing is a key component to our success and we are very excited to have entered into this financing agreement with GHS. We look forward to executing the Company's business model and growth strategies unencumbered," stated President and CEO Jordan Starkman. Certain statements in this document that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate, "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Health Advance Inc. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its current operational or expansion plans; (ii) the Company's ability to build and maintain the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the anticipated growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings.
News Article | February 14, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, has partnered with Avery Products Corporation, the leading manufacturer of printable labels and cards, to expand the printing options available to employers that must comply with rigorous workplace chemical labeling requirements. Workplace labels and secondary container labels are the first line of defense in keeping employees safe from chemical emergencies. Now, users of the VelocityEHS MSDSonline brand chemical management solutions have more flexibility to create and print customizable workplace labels that meet their specific needs and the U.S. GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) requirements with information taken from safety data sheets (SDSs) in their eBinders. “Producing chemical workplace labels is a top concern among employers with limited printing resources,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “This ground-breaking integration with Avery saves MSDSonline customers both time and money by providing them with access to a broad range of label format options to meet their unique labeling needs and the ability to print using standard laser and pigment-based inkjet desktop printers. In short, we’ve streamlined the printing process to make life-saving chemical communication faster, simpler and easier – and made it more accessible to many small to mid-size businesses across the country.” Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard labeling software has expanded customization options – including the ability to resize and move hazard pictograms, text and other safety guidance – that allow users to create labels using information taken directly from the SDSs stored in their MSDSonline accounts. The Design & Print GHS software is free to use with Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels and other Avery products. To meet harsh workplace conditions, Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels come in a variety of sizes and are waterproof and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, UV light, tearing and extreme temperatures. “We see the integration between VelocityEHS and our Avery GHS Wizard labeling software as a first-of-its-kind breakthrough in the industry, making GHS label creation a truly seamless process,” says Jenifer Do, Marketing Director for Industrial Labels at Avery. “Now MSDSonline users can leverage the easy-to-use editing tools from Avery and print their labels on durable Avery UltraDuty GHS labels using a desktop printer or our WePrint service with the confidence that the labels will be consistent with their SDSs.” Available through the cloud, the award-winning MSDSonline chemical management and reporting solutions streamline container tracking and compliance reporting requirements, and provides safety managers with easy access to the industry’s leading database of SDS content. The MSDSonline eBinder app – one of the most widely used EHS mobile apps in the world and available on the App Store and Google Play™ – further simplifies HazCom communication by giving employees anytime, anywhere access to chemical safety data sheets in the palm of their hands, through any mobile device, whether working on or offline. Additional information about MSDSonline can be found at www.MSDSonline.com. To learn more about the entire VelocityEHS suite of EHS and sustainability management software products, visit www.EHS.com. More information about Avery’s GHS solutions can be found at www.avery.com/GHS. About Avery Products Corporation Avery Products Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printable labels, name badges, business cards, dividers and more, and markets products under the well-known Avery® brand. The company offers innovative solutions to make life easier, including free templates to design, customize and print projects. Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery products, visit avery.com. About CCL Industries CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 19,000 people and operates 150 production facilities in 35 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.cclind.com. Avery and all other Avery brands, product names and codes are trademarks of Avery Products Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. About VelocityEHS VelocityEHS is a leading provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Avery Products Corporation, a leading manufacturer of printable labels and cards, has partnered with VelocityEHS, a leading cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) software provider to develop a ground-breaking integration that makes generating GHS-aligned chemical container labels a smooth, automated process. With the award-winning Avery UltraDuty® GHS Chemical Labels, and the VelocityEHS MSDSonline chemical management solution, customers can now create and print fully customizable workplace labels with information taken directly from their online library of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) using the free Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard software at avery.com/GHS. “We see the integration between VelocityEHS and our award-winning Avery GHS Wizard labeling software as a first-of-its-kind breakthrough in the industry, making GHS label creation a truly seamless process,” said Jenifer Do, Marketing Director for Industrial Labels at Avery. “Now MSDSonline users can leverage the easy-to-use editing tools from Avery and print their labels on durable Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical labels using a desktop printer or the Avery WePrint® professional printing service with the confidence that the labels will be consistent with their SDS.” Using information captured from SDS in their MSDSonline eBinder, customers can easily generate Avery GHS-aligned secondary chemical container labels in a variety of different sizes, and have expanded customization options, including the ability to resize and move pictograms, text and other information. The Avery Design & Print GHS Wizard software is complimentary to use with Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels and other Avery labels, and no download is required. Customers can easily add logos, barcodes, variable data and other important information to their labels with the user-friendly editing tool, and then print on demand using existing laser and pigment-based inkjet desktop printers. Customers also have the option to have their labels professionally printed and delivered to their door using the Avery WePrint service. “Producing chemical workplace labels is a top concern among employers with limited printing resources,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “This ground-breaking integration with Avery saves MSDSonline customers both time and money by providing them with a broad range of label format options to meet their unique labeling needs and the ability to print using standard desktop printers. In short, we’ve streamlined the printing process to make lifesaving chemical communication faster, simpler and easier – especially for many small to mid-size businesses across the country.” Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels are made with specially engineered, high-performance materials that make them waterproof and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, UV light, tearing and harsh temperatures. In addition, they meet British Standard 5609 for 90-day seawater immersion. The labels are available in a variety of sizes to help identify hazardous materials in containers such as drums, totes, pails, jugs and bottles. Through the VelocityEHS and Avery integration, creating and printing GHS-aligned workplace labels has become an easy and timesaving process, while providing additional label options and capabilities to those looking to better communicate chemical hazards throughout their facilities. To learn more about Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels and the Avery GHS Wizard, visit avery.com/GHS. Additional information about MSDSonline can be found at http://www.MSDSonline.com. About Avery Products Corporation Avery Products Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printable labels, name badges, business cards, dividers and more, and markets products under the well-known Avery® brand. The company offers innovative solutions to make life easier, including free templates to design, customize and print projects. Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery products, visit avery.com. About CCL Industries CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 20,000 people and operates 152 production facilities in 35 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.cclind.com. Avery and all other Avery brands, product names and codes are trademarks of Avery Products Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. About VelocityEHS VelocityEHS is a leading provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes, helping them solve complex compliance and regulatory challenges in simple ways. Today, more than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company’s quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.EHS.com.
News Article | February 16, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphera, the leading global provider of operational risk, environmental performance and product stewardship software solutions and information services, today announced Intelligent Authoring 4.9, a uniquely enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software designed to ensure companies will be able to stay in compliance with the forthcoming 2018 European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations. Companies that manufacture and/or import chemical substances into the European Union today must navigate a growing array of regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and other regulatory bodies. With the new 1 ton annual reporting threshold that will be enacted in 2018 — driven by the regulation known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) — these reporting and tracking processes will significantly increase in complexity, time, and cost. Currently, reporting thresholds begin at 100 tons so the new guidelines will affect companies and importers large and small. Sphera's substance volume tracking software delivers out-of-the box monitoring, analytics and reporting built for the REACH requirements enabling companies to easily and accurately track and monitor substance volume activity and generate regulatory and management reports on a planned and on-demand basis—resulting in lower operational costs, timelier reporting, and less compliance risk. "This new software release represents our significant investment in research and development in the product stewardship market," said Paul Marushka, Sphera's president and CEO. "It is engineered with innovative functionality and informed by our deep regulatory content to assist companies in complying with the new and complex chemical regulatory requirements." Intelligent Authoring also introduces a brand-new concept called GHS by Design. The United Nations Global Harmonized System (GHS) is a model regulation providing building blocks to enable a common and consistent approach for defining, classifying and communicating hazard information on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). There are, however, many versions of GHS, as each country has applied these building blocks according to their own interpretations and variations. "Our customers wanted a way to use these building blocks to create GHS inspired compliance documents for other countries not currently implemented or to create a 'regional'-type GHS compliant document that could cover multiple jurisdictions," said Frank Arcadi, Sphera's vice president of Product Stewardship. "GHS by Design gives them this capability at their fingertips, enabling them to easily tailor the system to create their own user-defined GHS implementations for producing sheets and labels." A pioneer in Product Compliance, Sphera has partnered with companies that have trusted Intelligent Authoring to standardize and streamline compliance processes and enable them to produce fully compliant Safety Data Sheets and other mandated hazard communication documents on a global basis in more than 45 languages. About Sphera Solutions For more than 30 years Sphera has been committed to creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world by advancing operational excellence. Sphera is the largest, global provider of software and information services in the operational risk, environmental performance and product stewardship markets, serving more than 2,500 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70 countries. Sphera is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries. Learn more at www.spherasolutions.com. Follow Sphera on LinkedIn and Twitter @SpheraSolutions.