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News Article | April 28, 2017
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Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Floating Bridges -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022” To Its Research Database Global Floating Bridges market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Floating Bridges sales volume, Price (K USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales (Units), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Floating Bridges for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering United States China Europe Japan Southeast Asia India On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume (Units), revenue (Million USD), product price (K USD/Unit), market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Modular Floating Bridges Self-Propelled Floating Bridges On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Floating Bridges for each application, including Military Civil Global Floating Bridges Sales Market Report 2017 1 Floating Bridges Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Floating Bridges 1.2 Classification of Floating Bridges by Product Category 1.2.1 Global Floating Bridges Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Floating Bridges Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Modular Floating Bridges 1.2.4 Self-Propelled Floating Bridges 1.3 Global Floating Bridges Market by Application/End Users 1.3.1 Global Floating Bridges Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Military 1.3.3 Civil 1.4 Global Floating Bridges Market by Region 1.4.1 Global Floating Bridges Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 China Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 Europe Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 Southeast Asia Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 India Floating Bridges Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Floating Bridges (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Floating Bridges Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Floating Bridges Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 9 Global Floating Bridges Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data 9.1 AM General 9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.1.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.1.2.1 Product A 9.1.2.2 Product B 9.1.3 AM General Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.2 China Harzone Industry 9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.2.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.2.2.1 Product A 9.2.2.2 Product B 9.2.3 China Harzone Industry Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.3 CNIM 9.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.3.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.3.2.1 Product A 9.3.2.2 Product B 9.3.3 CNIM Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.4 Jiangsu Bailey Steel Bridge 9.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.4.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.4.2.1 Product A 9.4.2.2 Product B 9.4.3 Jiangsu Bailey Steel Bridge Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.5 General Dynamics 9.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.5.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.5.2.1 Product A 9.5.2.2 Product B 9.5.3 General Dynamics Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.6 RPC Technologies 9.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.6.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.6.2.1 Product A 9.6.2.2 Product B 9.6.3 RPC Technologies Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.7 FBM Babcock Marine 9.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.7.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.7.2.1 Product A 9.7.2.2 Product B 9.7.3 FBM Babcock Marine Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.8 Mabey 9.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.8.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.8.2.1 Product A 9.8.2.2 Product B 9.8.3 Mabey Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.9 Oshkosh Defense 9.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.9.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.9.2.1 Product A 9.9.2.2 Product B 9.9.3 Oshkosh Defense Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.10 WFEL 9.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.10.2 Floating Bridges Product Category, Application and Specification 9.10.2.1 Product A 9.10.2.2 Product B 9.10.3 WFEL Floating Bridges Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1080036-global-floating-bridges-sales-market-report-2017


News Article | April 18, 2017
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In 1Q 2017 the Holding produced 4.6 thousand railcars, 51% increase over the same period of 2016. Quarterly result are in line with RPC UWC production plan for 2017 – 18-20 thousand railcars. Roman Savushkin, RPC UWC CEO, said, "We are happy to announce another step forward in the Holding's public development. UWC, a dynamically growing company and a strong leader in the railcar industry, attracts interest in the market. The shares will be offered to a wide range of investors including institutional and retail ones. The SPO will raise extra capital to implement our strategic projects and optimize the debt load. Achieving these goals will contribute to further growth of UWC's financial indicators and its market value." PJSC "Research and production corporation "United Wagon Company" ("RPC UWC" or the Company) (MOEX: UWGN) is the market leader in innovative railcar building in the 1520 mm gauge area. Established in 2012, the company is now a railway holding providing integrated solutions for new generation freight cars: production, operating leasing and transportation services, engineering and maintenance services. The holding includes  JSC "Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant», CJSC "TikhvinСhemMash", CJSC "TikhvinSpetsMash" and LLC NPC Springs, leasing companies under the brand of LLC RAIL1520 and JSC "Tihvin Assembly Plant "Titran-Express" (a railcar repair entity). "All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology" is responsible for the holding's research and engineering activities. RPC UWC's service network includes 6 training and more than 50 service centres operating at railcar repair depots in the CIS. Companies using UWC's new generation freight cars  are SUEK, UMMC, En+, SIBUR-Trans, Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company, Eurosib SPb-Transportation Systems, URALCHEM, SPA Azot, Acron, Uralkali, Bashkhim Group, Fintrans GL (Ilim Group), VM-Trans, Logistics 1520, Vostok1520, Tehnotrans Group, Business Alliance, United Grain Company, Khimprom, Metafrax, etc. The present press release contains the information about PJSC «RPC UWC» (hereinafter referred to as the "Company" or PJSC «RPC UWC» ) and has been prepared in connection with the possible public offering of securities of PJSC «RPC UWC» . This Press release has been provided for information purposes only and in connection with the possible public offering of the securities of PJSC «RPC UWC». This Press release is not (nor does it substtute) a prospectus for any securities, a decision on issuance of securities, an offer to purchase or sell, or to subscribe to, any securities or any other assets or an offer or an invitation to make offers. This Press release does not constitute, an advertisement of securities, guaranty or promise to sell securities or any other assets or of the placement of securities or to enter to any contract and shall not be construed in such manner. This Press release is not a recommendation in relation of the securities of PJSC «RPC UWC» or any other securities or assets described in this Press release. Potential investors should not base their investment decisions on this Press release. The information contained herein may change significantly. This Press release does not contain the complete information of PJSC «RPC UWC» necessary for the investigation in relation to PJSC «RPC UWC» and developing some conclusion. PJSC «RPC UWC» reserve the right to change any information contained herein without explaining the reasons at any time in any part and without any notice. The delivery of this Press release to the recipient does not constitute an obligation of the organizers (book runners or undnerwriters) of the offering or PJSC «RPC UWC» including the obligation to amend or update this Press release or to correct the discrepancies. PJSC «RPC UWC» and the organizers of the offering reserve the right to amend or terminate the offering procedure at any time in any part and without notice. The delivery, contribution or publication of the present Press release does not constitute any liabilities of making any transactions from the part of the organizers of the offering or PJSC «RPC UWC».. The information provided herein is not a ground for some contractual obligation. PJSC «RPC UWC», the organizers of the offering, their affiliates, employees, officers, representatives, agents, advisors and consultants are not liable for any direct or indirect losses occurred as a result of use of this Press release or information contained herein. The information on plans and any future events is uncertain and may significantly differ from the facts and the events that may arise in future. The person received this Press release is aware that nothing in the present Press release constitute the guaranty or the representation or the warranty or the promise or the obligation in relation to the future events and facts and any future real results, events and facts may significantly differ from the information contained herein. Accordingly PJSC «RPC UWC», the organizers of the offering, their affiliates, employees, officers, representatives, agents, advisors and consultants do and will not provide no guaranty, representation, promise or obligation in relation to the occurrence, fairness, feasibility or achievability of such plans of any future events or facts. Neither the issuer / company nor the shares have been registered or otherwise authorized for issuance in jurisdictions other than the Russian Federation. Investors should seek independent confirmation of compliance of the shares with requirements of, and any restrictions on the ability of such investors to acquire the shares imposed under, the law of jurisdictions of their incorporation or business activities. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN SHAL NOT BE PUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS TO BE USED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSE ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE COSTRUED AS AN OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THE SECURITIES OF PJSC «RPC UWC» HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT (1933) AS AMENDED OR UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THE USA. 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The person received this Press release shall be deemed as informed about the need to comply with all the conditions above and unconditionally agree to follow them. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rpc-uwc-to-do-additional-public-offering-of-its-shares-300440957.html


News Article | April 26, 2017
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Cost of revenues during the first quarter of 2017 was $216.2 million, or 72.5 percent of revenues compared to $161.3 million, or 85.3 percent of revenues during the first quarter of last year.  Cost of revenues increased primarily because of higher materials and supplies, maintenance and repair expenses which increased due to higher activity levels and greater service intensity.  As a percentage of revenues, cost of revenues decreased due to improved pricing for our services and efficiencies resulting from higher activity levels primarily within Technical Services. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $37.2 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $43.5 million in the first quarter of 2016.  These expenses decreased during the first quarter as compared to the prior year due to lower bad debt expense and employment costs. As a percentage of revenues, these costs decreased to 12.5 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 23.0 percent in the first quarter of 2016, due to lower expenses and improved leverage of higher revenues over fixed costs.  Depreciation and amortization expenses decreased to $44.7 million during the quarter compared to $60.6 million in the first quarter of the prior year due to lower capital expenditures.  Interest expense during the first quarter of 2017 was $103 thousand, a decrease of 68.3 percent compared to $325 thousand in the first quarter of the prior year. RPC recorded an income tax benefit of $1.8 million during the first quarter of 2017.  The 2017 provision reflects a beneficial discrete adjustment of $2.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, related to the required adoption of an accounting pronouncement in the quarter.   The amendments in the pronouncement require excess tax benefits and deficiencies relating to share-based payment awards to be recognized as a component of income tax expense rather than stockholders' equity as in prior periods. The 2016 benefit included a one-time beneficial impact of a resolution of a state income tax matter of approximately $15.7 million. Discussion of Sequential Quarterly Financial Results RPC's revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased by $77.1 million, or 34.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.  Revenues increased due to higher overall activity levels, increased service intensity, and improved pricing primarily in Technical Services and pressure pumping in particular.  Cost of revenues during the first quarter of 2017 increased by $43.2 million or 25.0 percent due to higher materials and supplies costs, maintenance and repair expenses and fuel costs resulting from higher activity levels. As a percentage of revenues, however, these costs decreased from 78.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 72.5 percent in the first quarter due to improved leverage of higher revenues over fixed costs resulting from higher activity levels coupled with pricing improvement in pressure pumping.  Selling, general and administrative expenses during the first quarter of 2017 increased slightly compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.  RPC's operating profit during the first quarter of 2017 was $1.6 million, compared to an operating loss of $32.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Net income increased to $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss of $21.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 due to the improved operating environment.  For the first quarterly reporting period since the first quarter of 2015, RPC generated positive diluted earnings per share of $0.02 compared to a loss per share of $0.10 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  First quarter 2017 EBITDA increased by $30.8 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. "Industry activity accelerated during the first quarter of 2017," stated Richard A. Hubbell, RPC's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The average U.S. domestic rig count during the first quarter of 2017 was 744, an increase of 37.0 percent compared to the same period in 2016, and a 26.3 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.  The average price of natural gas during the first quarter was $3.01 per Mcf, an increase of 54.4 percent compared to the prior year but a slight decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. The average price of oil during the first quarter was $51.69 per barrel, a 17.9 percent increase compared to the prior year and a 4.9 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.  At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the U.S. domestic rig count had increased by more than 100 percent during the 10 months since the rig count's historical low, which represents the fastest pace of industry recovery in U.S. history. "RPC generated strong financial results in the first quarter of 2017 because we were able to meet increased demand with well-maintained equipment, staffed with trained crews, and supported by strong logistical processes.  In particular, the continued trend of increasing service intensity of completion activities generated strong demand this quarter especially in our Technical Services segment and pressure pumping in particular.  Because of continued indications of high demand  and improved pricing during the near term, we began to reactivate idle pressure pumping equipment at the end of the first quarter.  We will continue to reactivate our idle pressure pumping fleet based on customer demand. The financial performance of Support Services and our other Technical Services lagged that of pressure pumping during the first quarter, due in part to continued high supply of service equipment, as well as completion delays caused by shortages of skilled personnel. "We ended the first quarter of 2017 in a strong financial position with $104.5 million in cash.  The decline in our cash balance during the quarter resulted from increased working capital requirements of higher activity levels and $11.7 million in capital expenditures, directed towards routine maintenance of existing equipment.  We currently forecast modest capital expenditures during the remainder of 2017, and believe that our existing cash balance and projected operating cash flows will be adequate for our cash needs during the remainder of this year," concluded Hubbell. Technical Services includes RPC's oilfield service lines that utilize people and equipment to perform value-added completion, production and maintenance services directly to a customer's well.  These services are generally directed toward improving the flow of oil and natural gas from producing formations or to address well control issues.  The Technical Services segment includes pressure pumping, coiled tubing, hydraulic workover services, nitrogen, downhole tools, surface pressure control equipment, well control and fishing tool operations. Support Services include all of the services that provide (i) equipment for customers' use on the well site without RPC personnel and (ii) services that are provided in support of customer operations off the well site.  The equipment and services offered include rental of drill pipe and related tools, pipe handling, inspection and storage services, and oilfield training services. Technical Services revenues increased by 63.1 percent for the quarter compared to the prior year, due to higher activity levels and improved pricing within pressure pumping and downhole tools as compared to the prior year.  Support Services revenues decreased by 12.5 percent during the quarter compared to the prior year due principally to lower activity levels in rental tools and pipe inspection. Utilization of our rental tool fleet continues to be challenged by a low U.S. domestic rig count and continued intense competition.  Technical Services reported operating profit of $9.2 million for the quarter compared to an operating loss of $63.3 million in the prior year due to higher activity levels, improved pricing, and lower bad debt expense.  Support Services continued to report a slightly lower operating loss due to continued low levels of revenues, partially offset by successful cost control efforts.  RPC corporate expenses declined during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the prior year due to contingent professional fees of approximately $2.0 million recorded in the first quarter of 2016. RPC, Inc. will hold a conference call today, April 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results for the first quarter.  Interested parties may listen in by accessing a live webcast in the investor relations section of RPC, Inc.'s website at www.rpc.net.  The live conference call can also be accessed by calling (888) 401-4668 or (719) 457-2603 and using the access code #9131952.  For those not able to attend the live conference call, a replay will be available in the investor relations section of RPC, Inc.'s website (www.rpc.net) beginning approximately two hours after the call. RPC provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, mid-continent, southwest, Appalachian and Rocky Mountain regions, and in selected international markets.  RPC's investor website can be found at www.rpc.net. Certain statements and information included in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including all statements that look forward in time or express management's beliefs, expectations or hopes. In particular, such statements include, without limitation, our belief that market demand justifies the re-activation of our idle equipment, our intention to have our entire pressure pumping fleet in service by the end of the third quarter, the belief that capital expenditures during the remainder of 2017 will be modest, and that our existing cash balance and projected operating cash flows will be sufficient to meet our cash needs during the remainder of the year.  Additional discussion of factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in RPC's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2016. RPC has used the non-GAAP financial measure of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in today's earnings release, and anticipates using EBITDA in today's earnings conference call.  EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or other performance measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  RPC uses EBITDA as a measure of operating performance because it allows us to compare performance consistently over various periods without regard to changes in our capital structure. We are also required to use EBITDA to report compliance with financial covenants under our revolving credit facility. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that either 1) excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statement of operations, balance sheet or statement of cash flows, or 2) includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Set forth below is a reconciliation of EBITDA with Net Income, the most comparable GAAP measure.  This reconciliation also appears on RPC's investor website, which can be found on the Internet at www.rpc.net. 1 EBITDA is a financial measure which does not conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Additional disclosure regarding this non-GAAP financial measure is disclosed in Appendix A to this press release. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rpc-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-financial-results-300445708.html


News Article | July 26, 2017
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As part of the partnership, future trainees at RPC will benefit from ULaw's established Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC) and MSc in Law, Business and Management, which all combine academic rigour with practical legal skills. RPC's future trainees are due to start their courses with ULaw at its London Moorgate centre in September 2017. Throughout their studies, future trainees will be supported by expert tutors who are all qualified lawyers and bring extensive practical experience to their teaching. This embodies ULaw's commitment to providing the highest quality of education, which was recognised by the recent gold ranking awarded to the university in the government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). RPC offers both legal and consultancy advice to a range of sectors. The law firm is made up of 79 all equity partners, over 300 other lawyers and more than 600 people in total. Headquartered in London, RPC has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bristol. In addition, ULaw will work closely with RPC to design a new insurance law elective in response to changes introduced by the UK Insurance Act 2015. This high-quality module will equip future lawyers with a comprehensive range of practical and theoretical skills aligned to both the legal and insurance business challenges of today's market. Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at The University of Law, said: "We are very much looking forward to beginning our new partnership with RPC. We are confident that our existing legal education programmes combined with the development of a new insurance law elective will play a pivotal part in training the future workforce of RPC and provide them with the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive market." Simon Hart, Partner and Training Principal at RPC, said: "We are very enthusiastic about the prospects for our new partnership with ULaw. As RPC continues to respond to the rapidly changing legal market, as well as the forthcoming radical reforms to legal education, we were looking for a partner in the education sector who reflected our own desire to be progressive and forward thinking. With ULaw, we believe we have found that partner. ULaw has demonstrated an impressive commitment to understanding our needs and working with us to develop our future legal talent." ULaw has strong relationships with leading law firms, including partnerships with Linklaters, DLA Piper, CMS, Ashurst, and Berwin Leighton Paisner, offering high quality, practical training to their students. It also provides a new paralegal apprenticeship scheme to global law firms Freshfields and Hogan Lovells. About The University of Law The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as at The University of Exeter and The University of Reading. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012. The University of Law's market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 96% of its full-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) students gained employment in 2016 after finishing their course while 91% of undergraduate students achieved the same. The University of Law ranked 1st for student satisfaction in the UK in the National Student Survey 2016. In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). RPC is a broad based professional services firm offering both legal and consultancy advice to a range of sectors. The law firm is made up of 79 all equity partners, over 300 other lawyers and more than 600 people in total. Headquartered in a state of the art site at Tower Bridge in the City of London, RPC has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bristol. RPC Consulting is a management consultancy service comprising five partners and more than 40 other people including consultants and quant developers. RPC Consulting is an alternative and independent insurance consultancy with deep sector expertise and an exclusive insurance industry focus. RPC Consulting is a part of RPC. It is based in London and has offices in Cambridge and Paris. RPC is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms. RPC has been accredited in Legal Week's annual Best Legal Adviser Report eight years in a row, including coming first overall out of all law firms benchmarked in both 2015 and 2013. RPC was named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards in 2015, The Lawyer Awards in 2014 and The Halsbury Legal Awards also in 2014. RPC won Competition Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards in 2015. RPC was runner up in The Lawyer's Law Firm of the Year 2013 and was shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at both Legal Week's British Legal Awards 2013 and the Legal Business Awards in 2013 and 2014.


"It's incredible to watch these companies make such strides in the industry year after year amidst the landscape growing and encompassing more innovation and change," said Meghan Reilly, General Manager, Interop ITX. "Interop ITX has taken strategic steps in providing fresh new programming for its audience and we're so pleased to see that our partners this year have that same mindset and dedication to arming today's professionals with solutions developed to help them thrive in today's industry." 128 Technology (booth 223), will demonstrate its 128T Networking Platform, which natively provides network-based security, control and insight across data centers, wide-area networks and edge locations for enterprises, service providers and cloud service providers alike. 6WIND (booth 144) will announce product demos and news for the IT professional interested in datacenter technologies, bare metal and virtual. 8x8 (booth 426) announces general availability of 8x8 ContactNow. ContactNow provides an easy-to-use, cloud contact center solution for teams and small businesses, with an intuitive setup, flexible pay-as-you-go and monthly subscription models, and real-time analytics. Accelink Technologies (booth 328) will be showcasing their 25G, 40G and 100G product line to enable customers' business innovation. AdRem Software (booth 245) announces the newest release of its NetCrunch network monitoring suite, featuring GUI improvements, two-way helpdesk and servicedesk integrations, conditional alerting, advanced correlation, IP SLA support and more. Alibaba Cloud (booth 344) will showcase its global expansion plan and will demonstrate its Cross Border Cloud Solution, specifically the ChinaConnect program. Array Networks (booth 618) is announcing its new AVX Series Network Functions Platform. The AVX Series is a line of purpose-built, virtualized hardware systems designed for multi-tenancy and engineered to deploy multiple Array and third-party virtual application delivery, networking and security functions while maintaining guaranteed performance. ATOP Corporation (booth 231) plans to announce its new 100G CFP2/100G QSFP28/40G QSFP+ /Twinax DAC cable and AOC cable/10G CSFP. Axis Communications (booth 228) will demonstrate AXIS A8105-E Network Video Door Station, AXIS C1004-E Network Cabinet Speaker and AXIS C2005 Network Ceiling Speaker, as well as cybersecurity best practices on how to ensure devices that are connected to the network remain cyber hardened. Bosch (booth 616) introduces a renewed portfolio of Security IP cameras, all featuring built-in video analytics at the edge. You can now use the hidden potential of captured data and utilize your security system 100%. The ability to interpret video data directly at the source improves security and offers a clear business advantage. China Telecom (booth 339) adds Hong Kong Tseung Kwan O Data Center to its network portfolio in Q4 2017. This state-of-art IDC will boast 45,000sqm with a power capacity of 100MVA, and serve as a critical landing station for CT's submarine cables and connectivity to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Clever Electronic (booth 141) announces the newest release of Next-gen SUM PDU, featuring full removable module design, free module combination, upgradable capacity and functionality, which can ensure lower risk and higher return rate. Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., (booth 232) announces the redesign of its Intelligent LCD Tower UPS series. Cylance (booth 401) will be demonstrating the power of AI to block cyberattacks in real time, as well as a new method of rapidly collecting data for root-cause analysis to answer the question, "How did that malware get into my network in the first place?" Extreme Networks (booth 201) will introduce its newest Ethernet switching platforms designed to enhance the value and simplify the operations of enterprise networks. Extreme will also demo its wireless, analytics, management and cloud solutions, showcasing its high density Wi-Fi and end-to-end network application visibility and control. Fiber Mountain (booth 334) announces the AP-4100 class of layer 1 switches. An integrated part of the Glass Core solution, they are also ideal for high-density media conversion, lab automation, tap and monitoring. Transform the physical layer into a network asset with software control, real-time documentation, and complete audit trail. Flexera Software (booth 146) will be giving a sneak peek of its new SecOps product: Software Vulnerability Manager. Software Vulnerability Manager empowers IT Security and Operations with intelligence to continuously track, identify and remediate vulnerable applications – before exploitation leads to costly breaches. IBM (booth 238) will showcase its newly announced cognitive Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution, MaaS360 with Watson. The solution features cognitive insights, contextual analytics, and cloud-sourced benchmarking capabilities that help customers make sense of daily mobile details while managing their endpoints, users, apps, content, and data from one platform. InterOptic (booth 240) officially debuts its corporate rebrand and new website showcasing data interconnect solutions to support the future of IT networking. The company also announces a new contract that gives California state and local government agencies the option to specify lower cost brand-equivalent products for their optical networking needs. iVendTech (booth 441) is a new, versatile approach to office and IT supply asset management. iVendTech saves costs by reducing shrink from untracked office and IT supplies while increasing employee productivity by offering supplies 24/7. Our solutions provides real-time reporting for inventory management and control. Linoma Software (booth 248) will be showcasing the recently released GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer 5.5. Compatible with multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, IBM i, Mac OS and more, the latest version introduces the new Agents Module for scalable, secure connectivity and management of file transfers throughout an organization's entire network. ManageEngine (booth 417) will exhibit its unified Active Directory, Office 365, and Exchange management and reporting solution, ADManager Plus. Its latest version offers Exchange Online-specific capabilities including distribution and mail-enabled security group management, mailbox delegation, and reports for inactive and ActiveSync-enabled O365 users. Meikyo Electric (booth 333) will debut its US model RPC-M5C-EA. Designed and manufactured in Japan, the RPC-M5C-EA boasts incontestable reliability, essential automatic monitoring features, and purpose-built OS. With the Rebooter, administrators will never have to go on site just to reset frozen hardware. Monnit (booth 641) is showcasing their new ALTA, enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) solution. ALTA sensors are able to monitor conditions, and wirelessly transmit from distances over 1,000 feet through several walls with 10+ year battery life. ALTA solutions also feature Monnit's new Encrypt-RF™ wireless encryption technology. Monoprice (booth 140) is highlighting the Blackbird 4K Pro HDBaseT Extender Kit. It lowers the price bar far below what has been seen in the market and enables professionals and non-professionals alike to get the full features of HDBase T technology at the cost of a traditional non-HDBT HDMI extender. NetBeez (booth 440) announces the launch of BeezKeeper version 1.2, a solution that reduces the amount of time network administrators and IT teams invest in identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving performance issues of enterprise infrastructure, WiFi networks, and cloud applications. Netcope Technologies (booth 247) is a leading manufacturer and provider of FPGA-based hardware accelerators. We excel in packet capture and packet processing on the fastest networks. Our products are ideal for all OEM vendors, R&D customers and end customers who build, develop and deploy hardware-accelerated solutions. NetSupport Inc. (booth 428) showcases its award-winning solutions to help enterprises effectively manage their technology: IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA, helps companies discover and manage IT assets; NetSupport Manager provides fast and secure remote control; and browser-based ITIL compliant NetSupport ServiceDesk, helps IT support teams answer the toughest support challenges. Ningbo Latitude Communication Equipment Co.,Ltd (booth 229) plans to announce its new Network Racks&Cabinets/ Server Racks&Cabinets. Omnitron Systems (booth 633) is showcasing OmniConverter (TM) multi-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) media converters with unique switching capabilities. OmniConverter PoE media converters extend network distances with fiber to PoE surveillance cameras or Wi-Fi routers, and feature up to four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports capable of delivering PoE (15W), PoE+ (30W) or HPoE (60W). Opengear (booth 139) will unveil an expansion to its flagship IM7200 Infrastructure Manager line. The IM7216-2-24E combines a 16-port console server with a 24-port Gigabit switch – featuring Smart OOB™ technology, Zero Touch Provisioning, and enterprise-grade security. It provides greater flexibility to access IT infrastructure, service processors, PDUs/UPS, and managed Ethernet devices. Paessler AG (booth 239) today announced that it will be demonstrating the latest updates for PRTG Network Monitor, highlighting specific features and other company updates. PathSolutions (booth 109) announces TotalView v8, making root-cause troubleshooting of network, VoIP, and video easier with its completely re-designed path mapping that can look through un-managed networks and also bring the power of QueueVision to evaluate QoS queues along the path. Portnox (booth 233) introduces Portnox CORE Spring Version, a network access control solution that allows CISOs and IT managers to see, control and automate any device, on any network, anywhere. A major new feature, IoT Radar, provides instant, full insight and information on connected device endpoints and behavior in real-time. QuickStart (booth 547) announces its new Master Subscription, the only all-in-one, multi-modality IT learning platform which gives professionals access to over 400 on demand and virtual instructor-led technology courses and labs. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (booth 348) announces that our Siemon 100GBASE-CR4 QSFP cable assemblies are compliant to the current 200GBASE-CR4 specification. The NBASE-T Alliance (booth 317) will demonstrate its growing list of NBASE-T solutions in multiple real use cases including switches, SFP+ modules, client PCs, NAS appliances, test equipment, reference designs, and wireless access points. Thinksmart Whiteboard (booth 540) is introducing the world's fastest whiteboard brainstorming tool. The demonstration will unveil their new partnership with Intel and Microsoft to illustrate how corporations can collaborate using existing boardroom equipment. Trusted Computing Group (TCG) (booth 234) and members will demonstrate standards-based solutions for the Internet of Things at Interop ITX. TCG members CoSoSys, Mocana, OnBoard Security and Tempered Networks will show implementation of the new Trusted Software Stack 2.0 and security for the IoT and networks. Viptela (booth 429) will demonstrate how the new Viptela Fabric fundamentally changes the way networks are built and consumed, solves the problem of connecting users to applications regardless of their location, and supports multiple use-cases including SD-WAN, Cloud Transformation, Network-as-a-Service and Application to User experiences. WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (booth 209) will offer demonstrations of its newest security service —Threat Detection and Response — which collects, correlates and prioritizes threat event data from the network and endpoint for remediation. Attendees can also see live ransomware and Wi-Fi hacking demos at the booth throughout the show. Wuhan RayOptek Co.,Ltd (booth 538) design and develop the optical components of 40G/100G QSFP by own production. Wuhan RayOptek Co.,Ltd offers a full series of 100G QSFP28 PSM4/100G QSFP28 PSM4 /40G QSFP+ PSM4 /100G QSFP28 AOC/100G QSFP28 SR4. Zhuhai Hansen Technology Co., Ltd. (booth 134) will introduce 50ohm coaxial cable/Fiber optical cable/ Data cable /Leaky cable. Zoom (booth 329), will showcase the world's first software-based video conference room solution, Zoom Rooms, with video and audio, wireless content sharing, and integrated scheduling. The booth will feature three-screen and touch screen options for Zoom Rooms, as well as the Zoom Rooms scheduling display. 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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Raise Production Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RPC) ("Raise" or the "Company") has released its financial results for three months ended March 31, 2017. The Company is pleased to provide shareholders with an updated report on current activities regarding its Horizontal Wellbore Production System (the "System") and recent developments related to its patent pending High Angle Lift Solution ("HALS"). The System has worked flawlessly over the last few months with the downhole pumps and surface unit controls giving continuous operation with the only required down time for routine maintenance of compressors. The Company has been implementing various optimization scenarios to assess what expected production increases may be seen from this older wellbore. To date, we are confident that all production is being produced from the toe area and not from the depleted heel area and will be accretive to heel production once the well is reconfigured to allow full productivity. Based on this deployment and in additional discussions with Canadian and U.S. operators we are confident that the vast majority of horizontal wellbores are disadvantaged in terms of productivity from the toe area compared to the heel sections. The Company has deployed the last prototype test of its HALS for a major E & P company and, as stated in the last press release dated April 26, 2017 regarding previous installs, this new install has again produced outstanding results. Since the last press release, the Company has initiated a sales program to identify and engage the best candidates to bring this technology to the right market in the shortest time frame possible. The Company is excited to offer a number of options to industry operators that will eventually lead to the horizontal multiple pumps as the ultimate recovery method for stranded reserves in the toe area of wellbores. The Company continues to receive positive feedback from some U.S. operators with interest in pursuing development of the System and the HALS for use in U.S. basins. The Company continues to be in discussions with a number of companies and will update shareholders as these talks progress. Raise's full unaudited condensed interim financial statements and management's discussion and analysis will be filed shortly on the Company's profile on the SEDAR website. The Company is an innovative oilfield service company that focuses its efforts on the production service sector, utilizing its proprietary products to enhance and increase ultimate production in both conventional and unconventional horizontal oil and gas wells. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Certain information included in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements or information typically contain or can be identified by statements that include words such as "anticipate", "assume", "based", "believe", "can", "continue", "depend", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "if", "intend", "may", "plan", "project", "propose", "result", "upon", "will", "within" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the ability of the Company to obtain required capital to continue to finance its product development, the successful completion of further product development and testing within predicted timelines or at all, the ability to commercialize products and operations, the ability to adequately protect proprietary information and technology from its competitors; the ability to obtain partnering opportunities; the ability to attract and retain key personnel and key collaborators; and the ability to successfully compete in targeted markets. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable Canadian securities law. Forward-looking statements are based upon the current opinions, estimates, projections, assumptions and expectations of management of the Company as at the effective date of such statements and, in some cases, information supplied by third parties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and that information received from third parties is reliable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statement will not occur. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the possibility that testing, deployment and commercialization of the System and Rod Pumps may not be successfully completed for any reason (including the failure to obtain the required approvals from regulatory authorities) and regulatory changes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and such forward-looking statements should not be interpreted or regarded as guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

PULLACH, Germania--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFCO, il principale fornitore mondiale di soluzioni di imballaggio riutilizzabili per alimenti freschi, annuncia la conclusione di un accordo con Lidl UK relativo alla fornitura di contenitori impilabili IFCO per il trasporto dei prodotti freschi confezionati di Lidl come carne, pollame e pesce. In base a questo accordo, nel corso del primo anno IFCO fornirà a Lidl circa 16 milioni di contenitori, con una crescita costante della fornitura negli anni successivi. " Lidl è alla continua ricerca di opportunità di miglioramento della catena di fornitura; abbiamo deciso che l'utilizzo di una serie di contenitori grandi e aperti per tutte le linee di carne e pollame avrebbe avuto ripercussioni positive sia per l'azienda che per i fornitori", è stata la dichiarazione di Matthew Wallis, responsabile della logistica di Lidl. " A seguito di una rigorosa gara d'appalto abbiamo scelto IFCO per la comprovata velocità e scalabilità a supporto della nostra crescita". Lidl e IFCO hanno collaborato a stretto contatto per garantire l'adozione rapida e senza problemi dei nuovi contenitori; il programma è stato applicato con successo a sole 10 settimane dalla prima discussione sull'appalto. IFCO è il fornitore leader mondiale di soluzioni di confezionamento riutilizzabili per alimenti freschi che serve i clienti di oltre 50 paesi. A livello globale, IFCO gestisce più di 270 milioni di contenitori di plastica riutilizzabili (RPC, Reusable Plastic Container) utilizzati ogni anno per oltre 1,4 miliardi di spedizioni, dal fornitore al rivenditore alimentare di frutta e verdura fresca, carne, pollame, pesce, uova, pane e altro ancora. I contenitori in plastica riutilizzabili di IFCO garantiscono una migliore catena di approvvigionamento degli alimenti proteggendone la freschezza e la qualità e riducendo i costi, gli scarti e l'impatto ambientale rispetto agli imballaggi monouso. IFCO è una società del gruppo Brambles. www.ifco.com. Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) è una società di logistica per la catena di fornitura che opera principalmente attraverso i marchi CHEP e IFCO. Brambles migliora le performance dei clienti aiutandoli a rendere più efficiente, sostenibile e sicuro il trasporto delle loro merci attraverso le catene di fornitura. L'attività primaria del gruppo è l'offerta di attrezzature di carico riutilizzabili come pallet, cassonetti e contenitori, per un uso condiviso da parte di più partecipanti a tutta la catena di fornitura basato sul cosiddetto modello di 'pooling'. Brambles serve in particolare i clienti nel settore in rapida evoluzione dei beni di consumo (alimenti secchi, prodotti di drogheria, per la salute e l'igiene personale), dei prodotti freschi, delle bevande, del settore della vendita al dettaglio e dell'industria manifatturiera, e annovera tra i clienti molti dei marchi più famosi al mondo. Il gruppo svolge inoltre attività nel campo della logistica per container speciali dedicata al settore automobilistico. Brambles ha sede a Sydney, in Australia, con attività in oltre 60 paesi e attività principali nell'America Settentrionale e in Europa occidentale. Brambles, con cui collaborano più di 14.500 persone, possiede oltre 550 milioni di pallet, casse e contenitori gestiti attraverso una rete di circa 850 centri di assistenza. Per ulteriori informazioni visitare il sito www.brambles.com.


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.techrepublic.com

On Wednesday, Google, IBM, and Lyft released Istio, an open source project aimed at making it easier to secure and manage microservices. Istio will initially roll out to Kubernetes, but will be updated every three months, eventually coming to other environments. The software behind Istio is based on Lyft's Envoy proxy, and helps add features like security, visibility, routing, compliance, and more to a given microservices deployment, according to a press release. Its aim is to resolve many of the issues that come up when a legacy application is broken down into a set of microservices. SEE: Why microservices may not be for everybody (ZDNet) Instead of relying on a common remote procedure call (RPC) library like gRPC, Istio utilizes a service mesh approach. A service mesh sits between the network and a given service in order to offer more control to the operators themselves, the release said. "Just as microservices help to decouple feature teams, creating a service mesh helps to decouple operators from application feature development and release processes," the press release said. "Istio turns disparate microservices into an integrated service mesh by systemically injecting a proxy into the network paths among them." All three of the partner companies have experience building these microservices, but Lyft's experience with Envoy could provide the biggest foundational piece of Istio. According to the release, the ride-sharing company used Envoy to manage 100 services across 10,000 VMs, processing 2M requests/second, eventually open sourcing the technology. Istio monitors microservices and shows users that data, along with data about network behaviors and more, so they can more quickly detect anomalies. The service also includes features that could improve resiliency and boost developer productivity as well, simplifying the development process across certain environments, the release said. Istio also allows for policy-driven operations, decoupling operator teams from feature development and giving them the ability to improve aspects like security without massive code changes. "Operators can route a precise subset of production traffic to qualify a new service release. Failures or delays can be injected into traffic to test the resilience of the service mesh," the release said. Additionally, it offers automatic load balancing for HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, gRPC, and TCP traffic. Istio secures communication between services with a transport layer security (TLS) connection, and operates transparently, relative to the services themselves. This makes it easier for users to start small and roll out more features as needed. The project will eventually be coming to Cloud Foundry, Mesos, and virtual machine environments as well, the release said.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: NERC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 468.52K | Year: 2015

Cobalt is an essential element for modern world. Its use in metal alloys, rechargeable batteries, electronics and high-value chemicals make it critical for a low-carbon society. Cobalt has the largest global market value of any of the individual e-tech elements (US$2.1 billion in 2013). Cobalt is largely recovered as a by-product from the mining of other major metals and as a result, cobalt has not been the focus of study in ore-forming systems on its own. To address this knowledge gap we propose a systematic geological, geochemical and mineralogical approach to understanding the residence of cobalt in a range of important current and future ore minerals in diverse geological environments. A specific focus for this study are deposits forming in the Critical Zone of the Earths crust where biological activity and weathering coincide and where cobalt is redistributed into forms where innovative bioleaching could change the way deposits are processed. Using new knowledge gained from the study of natural biological systems, advanced bioleaching techniques will be systematically applied to a range of deposits formed in the Critical Zone. Bioleaching also has great potential for reduced, sulfide-rich ores, particularly complex sulfide and often arsenic-rich ore-types where significant bioleaching has not yet been tested. This COG3 proposal builds on our catalyst grant which developed a multi-institute and multi-investigator consortium with internationally recognised expertise across the geosciences including geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, microbiology and bioprocessing based in leading UK academic institutes: Herrington (NHM), Schofield (NHM), Johnson (Bangor), Lloyd (Manchester), Pattrick (Manchester), Coker (Manchester), Roberts (Southampton), Gadd (Dundee), Glass (Exeter), Mosselmans (Diamond) and Kirk (Loughborough), with in-depth expertise on geology, geometallurgy and geomicrobiology applicable to developing recovery strategies for cobalt from natural deposits. This group is underpinned by the Partners including the major mining companies Glencore, FQML and KGHM; a mid-tier European-based mining company Oriel; a junior UK-based mining SME Brazilian Nickel, an internationally accredited commercial research laboratory RPC and finally the Cobalt Development Institute representing the cobalt industry throughout the supply chain. They have all pledged to engage with the project, some through direct involvement in research activities, some with financial support for research and training and others by facilitating access to natural deposits and datasets. Further support comes from research colleagues at CSIRO in Australia. Specific research will be delivered through a series of work packages which will address: 1) Geology and mineralogy of cobalt in natural systems; 2) Natural biogeochemistry of cobalt; 3) Bioprocessing of cobalt and development of new products; 4) Improving the cobalt supply chain through integrated studies and dialogue with stakeholders representing the supply chain. This research directly addresses the NERC Security of Supply of Mineral Resources (SoS Minerals) initiative Goals 1 & 2 with a fundamental aim to recognise the mineral residence and chemical cycle of cobalt (Goal 1) and provide geometallurgical information that will facilitate new opportunities for improvements to current recovery, minimising waste through geometallurgy; and thoroughly testing innovative, benign bioleach technologies for the extraction and downstream bioengineering of novel cobalt products (Goal 2). Through the collaboration of the PIs, Co-Pis, Partners and the development of PDRAs and PhDs, the program will produce high impact scientific publications for the international literature, highly significant public outreach and education on behalf of the NERC SoS programme and establish the UK COG3 consortium as a world leader in research into innovative cobalt recovery from natural mineral deposits.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

BRIGHTON, Colo., Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDGlobal Corp. (OTC:IDGC) is pleased to announce expanding the wholly-owned subsidiary RPC’s production lines to include Motor Oil and Antifreeze in Dolton, IL. The 40,000 square-foot facility currently houses four separate production lines, along with two blending areas for both liquid and powder. RPC’s Co-packing model currently collects co-pack fees on average of $12,500 per week. This expansion with current Purchase Orders for Oil and Antifreeze of multiple products will increase company revenue an additional $50,000 per month to start. Projected Annualized Revenue is $1.2 million per year for RPC. ID Global Corporation (IDGC) is a diversified holdings company with a focus on emerging and middle market investment opportunities Worldwide. IDGC seeks, through debt and equity investments, controlling interests, joint ventures and licensing agreements with established companies within the Medical Marijuana, Mining, and Water Purification and Packaging Industries. Here at RPC we blend and fill liquid and powder products with complete precision. We use accurate, updated blending and filling machines with knowledgeable experience behind all our products! With a laboratory for lab testing on site, monitoring batch and accurate records detail, we package everything with honor! Randall Packing Company is fully equipped to offer you the following and much more: A contract packer, or co-packer, is a company that manufactures and packages products for their clients. To market and distribute, a co-packer works under contract with the hiring company to manufacture as though the products were manufactured directly by the hiring company. Currently, the company co-packs for Trader Joe’s, Earth-Friendly Products, and a host of other lines including its proprietary Star Supreme Powder and Liquid Detergent. This press release contains statements which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of ID Global Corporation and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated or changes to future operating results.

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