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Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, recently recognized the company's Seoul office in South Korea, in celebration of its 20th anniversary since opening in 1997. Pointe Claire, Canada, April 20, 2017 --( Future Electronics, founded in Montreal in November of 1968 by Robert Miller, President. The Seoul branch opened in 1997, and the company now has 2 offices in South Korea. One is located near Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and the other is in Daegu, which is in the southern area of the country. Richard Lee, Regional Technical Manager, said, "The South Korea team of 36 looks forward to continued success throughout 2017, delighting customers with full quote visibility and Demand Creation. We offer products, services and technology solutions to a variety of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer electronics and security. We also provide extraordinary services, programs, and technology, and continue to grow every year." Lee continued, "Future Electronics will keep investing in sales, marketing and engineering resources to maintain momentum, and I am confident that our team will continue to support customers with outstanding service and ongoing growth for another 20 years and beyond." Company president Robert Miller congratulated everyone and thanked them for their contributions toward the company's success in the region. For more information about Future Electronics and its 169 office locations in 44 countries around the world, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com About Future Electronics Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com. Media Contact Martin H. Gordon Director, Corporate Communications Future Electronics www.FutureElectronics.com 514-694-7710 (ext. 2236) Fax: 514-630-2671 martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com Pointe Claire, Canada, April 20, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently observed the 20th anniversary of the opening of the company's Seoul branch in South Korea.Future Electronics, founded in Montreal in November of 1968 by Robert Miller, President. The Seoul branch opened in 1997, and the company now has 2 offices in South Korea. One is located near Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and the other is in Daegu, which is in the southern area of the country.Richard Lee, Regional Technical Manager, said, "The South Korea team of 36 looks forward to continued success throughout 2017, delighting customers with full quote visibility and Demand Creation. We offer products, services and technology solutions to a variety of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer electronics and security. We also provide extraordinary services, programs, and technology, and continue to grow every year."Lee continued, "Future Electronics will keep investing in sales, marketing and engineering resources to maintain momentum, and I am confident that our team will continue to support customers with outstanding service and ongoing growth for another 20 years and beyond."Company president Robert Miller congratulated everyone and thanked them for their contributions toward the company's success in the region.For more information about Future Electronics and its 169 office locations in 44 countries around the world, visit: www.FutureElectronics.comAbout Future ElectronicsFuture Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.Media ContactMartin H. GordonDirector, Corporate CommunicationsFuture Electronicswww.FutureElectronics.com514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)Fax: 514-630-2671martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Future Electronics


News Article | May 24, 2017
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Receive press releases from SGS North America Inc.: By Email Every day, in most countries of the world, food products are refused entry - often because of paperwork, food safety and adulteration issues. These refusals generate costs and time delays for food producers and others in the value chain - but they can be avoided, with expert help. Rutherford, NJ, May 24, 2017 --( Codex Alimentarius The Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code,” is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice - including maximum residue limits (MRLs) for additives, veterinary drugs and pesticides. Designed to ensure that food is safe and can be traded, the Code still hasn’t solved the fundamental problem of harmonization, with country-specific regulations and industry issues continuing to create ongoing problems. Reporting on Import Refusals Some countries publish details of all refusals and issues. For example, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) publishes a database with its import refusal reports.(1) From May 2017, importers will be encouraged to refer to this information and assess the risk of a product being imported into the US from a given location, as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). However, due to the complexity of the global market, this database does not necessarily list a food product’s country of origin, but includes the country of the US FDA registered company that shipped the item. For example, most of the refusals into the US from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2014 have been because rice (basmati and plain white) had pesticide residues that were not in compliance with US MRLs. Since the UAE is not considered the world’s leading producer of rice, and many of the UAE listings are for trading companies, it’s safe to assume that this rice is coming from other locations. Data Interpretation US FDA refusals for Vibrio since the beginning of 2014 show that only one item, shelled coconut, has been refused. This issue was first noted for products arriving from or through India, but there have been subsequent refusals of goods from the Philippines and Vietnam. This process establishes the principle that those importing shelled coconut into the US should test it for Vibrio before shipping. For the contaminant nitrofurans, the US FDA refusal information indicates that shrimp, prawns and crabs are the primary products refused because of contamination, or suspected contamination. Occasionally, some farm raised fish or frog legs are also found to be contaminated. Most nitrofurans contamination occurs in Asia, the base for the majority of the top ten suppliers of farm raised shrimp and prawns to the US. On April 18, 2016 the US FDA issued Import Alert 16-136 (2) placing all shrimp and prawns on automatic detention. This was due to the incidence of shrimp and prawn contamination with nitrofurans and chloramphenicol in Malaysia becoming so common. The US FDA tested 138 shrimp shipments, 32% of which was contaminated with one of these veterinary drugs. Australia and elsewhere In January, 2017, Australia announced that food product labeling amounts to 75% of refusals.(3) The government identified issues relating to nutrition information, importer details, ingredients and country of origin. Under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS), the government performed 17,464 labeling assessments during the first half of 2016 - and found 366 non-compliance issues, including date marking. All of these issues can be simply resolved by the appointment of a trusted third-party that understands the company’s labels and the rules of the destination market. The third-party can ensure compliance even before the label is printed and attached to the product. This prevents rejection by the receiving country and saves the exporter time and money. As in many other countries, Australia publishes these import notices(4) in an effort to resolve issues before shipments take place. The European Union (EU) has repeatedly rejected Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs because of (5) contamination. The reason appears to be that the countries and companies involved do not have a clear knowledge or understanding of the EU requirements. In addition, the governments of the exporting nations do not have the resources or infrastructure needed to prevent the shipment of contaminated products. This shows that as countries and companies expand globally, they need additional support and expertise to ensure regulatory compliance as well as easy access to new markets. Private Sector Support While support may come from governments, the private sector is also there to help. Companies such as SGS specialize in helping customers export from one country to another. The services can range from completing the right paperwork through to testing, verification and compliance. For food products, a global trade standard such as the Codex Alimentarius is the best way to determine testing parameters. Any location-specific requirements that exceed or differ from this standard can then be added, with compliance usually verified by an audit. Many countries’ programs require Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance for a food facility. Additional requirements such as preventive control, as noted in the FSMA and in the Safe Food for Canadians Act, require more intensive procedures. These include monitoring systems in food production and handling facilities, and may also encompass raw and finished goods material traceability. For the complete range of SGS food safety services, visit www.foodsafety.sgs.com. For further information contact: Jim Cook Global Food Inspection Technical Manager SGS North America Email: james.cook@sgs.com About SGS SGS is a leading independent third-party service provider offering efficient solutions to help safeguard quality, safety and sustainability throughout all stages of the global food supply chain. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. References: (1) FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Import Refusal Report) (2) FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration Protecting and Promoting Your Health (Import Alert 16-136) (3) Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (IFN 01-17 - Date Marking and Other Labelling Requirements for Imported Food) (4) Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Important Food Notices) (5) Bakery and Snacks (Contaminated Illegal Nigerian Snacks and Foodstuffs Repeatedly Rejected by EU) Rutherford, NJ, May 24, 2017 --( PR.com )-- SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Its global network of locally-based food experts can provide the assistance required, overcoming language barriers and the complexity of the inbound government’s systems.Codex AlimentariusThe Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code,” is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice - including maximum residue limits (MRLs) for additives, veterinary drugs and pesticides. Designed to ensure that food is safe and can be traded, the Code still hasn’t solved the fundamental problem of harmonization, with country-specific regulations and industry issues continuing to create ongoing problems.Reporting on Import RefusalsSome countries publish details of all refusals and issues. For example, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) publishes a database with its import refusal reports.(1) From May 2017, importers will be encouraged to refer to this information and assess the risk of a product being imported into the US from a given location, as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).However, due to the complexity of the global market, this database does not necessarily list a food product’s country of origin, but includes the country of the US FDA registered company that shipped the item. For example, most of the refusals into the US from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2014 have been because rice (basmati and plain white) had pesticide residues that were not in compliance with US MRLs. Since the UAE is not considered the world’s leading producer of rice, and many of the UAE listings are for trading companies, it’s safe to assume that this rice is coming from other locations.Data InterpretationUS FDA refusals for Vibrio since the beginning of 2014 show that only one item, shelled coconut, has been refused. This issue was first noted for products arriving from or through India, but there have been subsequent refusals of goods from the Philippines and Vietnam. This process establishes the principle that those importing shelled coconut into the US should test it for Vibrio before shipping.For the contaminant nitrofurans, the US FDA refusal information indicates that shrimp, prawns and crabs are the primary products refused because of contamination, or suspected contamination. Occasionally, some farm raised fish or frog legs are also found to be contaminated. Most nitrofurans contamination occurs in Asia, the base for the majority of the top ten suppliers of farm raised shrimp and prawns to the US.On April 18, 2016 the US FDA issued Import Alert 16-136 (2) placing all shrimp and prawns on automatic detention. This was due to the incidence of shrimp and prawn contamination with nitrofurans and chloramphenicol in Malaysia becoming so common. The US FDA tested 138 shrimp shipments, 32% of which was contaminated with one of these veterinary drugs.Australia and elsewhereIn January, 2017, Australia announced that food product labeling amounts to 75% of refusals.(3) The government identified issues relating to nutrition information, importer details, ingredients and country of origin.Under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS), the government performed 17,464 labeling assessments during the first half of 2016 - and found 366 non-compliance issues, including date marking.All of these issues can be simply resolved by the appointment of a trusted third-party that understands the company’s labels and the rules of the destination market. The third-party can ensure compliance even before the label is printed and attached to the product. This prevents rejection by the receiving country and saves the exporter time and money.As in many other countries, Australia publishes these import notices(4) in an effort to resolve issues before shipments take place. The European Union (EU) has repeatedly rejected Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs because of (5) contamination. The reason appears to be that the countries and companies involved do not have a clear knowledge or understanding of the EU requirements. In addition, the governments of the exporting nations do not have the resources or infrastructure needed to prevent the shipment of contaminated products. This shows that as countries and companies expand globally, they need additional support and expertise to ensure regulatory compliance as well as easy access to new markets.Private Sector SupportWhile support may come from governments, the private sector is also there to help. Companies such as SGS specialize in helping customers export from one country to another. The services can range from completing the right paperwork through to testing, verification and compliance.For food products, a global trade standard such as the Codex Alimentarius is the best way to determine testing parameters. Any location-specific requirements that exceed or differ from this standard can then be added, with compliance usually verified by an audit.Many countries’ programs require Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance for a food facility. Additional requirements such as preventive control, as noted in the FSMA and in the Safe Food for Canadians Act, require more intensive procedures. These include monitoring systems in food production and handling facilities, and may also encompass raw and finished goods material traceability.For the complete range of SGS food safety services, visit www.foodsafety.sgs.com.For further information contact:Jim CookGlobal Food Inspection Technical ManagerSGS North AmericaEmail: james.cook@sgs.comAbout SGSSGS is a leading independent third-party service provider offering efficient solutions to help safeguard quality, safety and sustainability throughout all stages of the global food supply chain. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.References:(1) FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Import Refusal Report)(2) FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration Protecting and Promoting Your Health (Import Alert 16-136)(3) Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (IFN 01-17 - Date Marking and Other Labelling Requirements for Imported Food)(4) Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Important Food Notices)(5) Bakery and Snacks (Contaminated Illegal Nigerian Snacks and Foodstuffs Repeatedly Rejected by EU) Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SGS North America Inc.


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

The Role of Texture in Wine Packaging The lab supervisor of a well-known Sonoma County winery approached me recently with a lovely bottle of Cote des Roses by producer Gerard Bertrand. The light, salmon-colored beverage encased in glass was beautiful to behold, but what intrigued us both was the fact that instead of a simple punt on the bottom of the bottle, the glass had been molded into the shape of a rose in full bloom. You could actually run your fingers over the indentations of the petals and delight in the color the wine imparted to the glass rose image. “I don’t even like Rosé wine,” the lab supervisor confessed. “I just want the bottle.” Her comment turns out to be a fascinating statement about the powerful appeal of texture in packaging, particularly in wine but applicable to other beverages as well. According to Dennis Sones, the VP of Marketing at Quest LLC, a company that has been in the beverage container decorating business for more than 20 years, bottle appeal has everything to do with successful sales. “It’s capturing that moment of truth for a customer,” Sones explains. “What are they going to do if you can get them to pick up that bottle? Our marketers tell us when that happens, there’s an 80 percent chance it will be sold.” Other research seems to bear this out. In an article titled “Everyone is Just Picking Their Wine Based on the Label,” Hillary Pollack cites a study done by Wine.net that surveyed 2,000 wine drinkers about their buying and consumption habits (Pollack, 2016). The survey found that eighty two percent of the respondents said they selected their wines based on the appearance of the labels. However, Sones warns that in today’s market, not just any old flat, one-dimensional label will do. “The boundaries of the old-fashioned paper label have been exhausted, “Sones attests. “The consumer says ‘I’ve seen that already, it’s all been done.’ It creates a real challenge for brand marketers to see what you can do.” Quest LLC, along with other marketers, have been exploring the world of texture to enhance and differentiate their customer’s brands in that crowded marketplace. The company recently unveiled what it is calling “The Unstandard Collection;” twelve brands that, as Sones says, “take standard molds and transform them into anything but.” One of the products is a Japanese sake that employs a shimmering image of Nori, the toasted seaweed wrapper traditionally used in sushi making, around the circumference of the bottle. Another utilizes the rich tones of real wood with the brand statement burned onto the label to create a unique image. Still another applies a cloth fabric to the bottle and weaves the brand name among the threads. “Every one of these samples has some (pattern) that makes you want to engage with the bottle,” Sones reports. “It can be shape, texture, the coding of a certain picture … actually, the sky’s the limit.” Ed Rice, Director of Strategy with Affinity Creative, one of the premiere wine bottle labeling design firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, agrees that texture is playing an increasingly important role in what he calls “the stopping power” of a brand. “Once you stop that consumer and invite them in, that tactile experience in the hand is an embellishment that heightens an emotive connection,” Rice affirms. Rice contends that the wine industry is finally catching up with other business categories like cosmetics, which have typically used bottle molds, closures and raised embellishments to differentiate their products. “Something that says, ‘I’m different. I deserve you and you deserve me,’” Rice describes. He points out that differentiation in this manner often involves a sense of touch and credits the marketing of Grey Goose Vodka’s iconic frosted glass bottle with being able to convey the impression of a cold, frosty beverage. “You’re lucky if you can find a way to indicate taste prior to purchase,” he notes. “If a consumer can’t taste it before they buy it, how do you engage their other senses?” One of the methods Affinity Creative has successfully used to incorporate texture into the branding mix is through the application of unique bottle finishes and tactile label materials. For example, the company developed an embossed, pewter medallion-like label for their client King Estates which, as Rice says, “screams high value” in terms of packaging. Another is for their client Flora Springs who produces a high-end Sauvignon Blanc called Soliloquy, which now appears in a tall, elegant bottle designed to include a finely cut, multi-faceted punt to convey distinction and quality. “You see more texture application with limited edition, really high-end brands,” Rice observes. “But, as the overall wine market gets more and more competitive, you’ll probably see greater use of texture as a differentiation tactic across all genres.” Bill Knopka is the VP of Sales and Marketing with North America Wine and Spirits, Multi Color Corporation (MCC) a global label solutions business. Knopka tends to agree with Rice’s assessment of the current market. “The more premiumization, the more effort put into design and packaging,” Knopka notes. “Our customers are always looking for a way to differentiate their packaging to stand out on a shelf or enhance a brand.” To achieve that end, MCC has also been utilizing unique textured materials for some of their higher end customers. For example, Raymond Vineyards employed the company to create a red velvet label for the 40th anniversary edition of their 2014 Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a soft, rich and deep image that is enticing to touch and ties into the iconic red room at Raymond Vineyard’s home winery in St. Helena, CA. “It’s so competitive, our customers want that value-added investment in packaging to get that tactile engagement,” acknowledges Chris Schumacher, MCC’s Technical Manager. “We can offer it through papers with pre-textured patterns or with techniques to make standard paper look premium.” Schumacher says MCC employs a variety of innovative techniques to accomplish this, such as embossing, debossing, applying high-build screen inks or overprinting on foil. He maintains that using resin labels, wax seals, leather, wood veneer and other unique substrates also “adds authenticity and tactile engagement.” “With today’s technology, everything is a flat screen experience,” Schumacher declares. “By the use of tactile packaging enticements, it’s reimagining what we do naturally. We’re seeing more and more of that in wine and spirits packaging.” For his part, Knopka acknowledges that good design is a critical component to customer satisfaction and overall brand success. But, he says, it’s only part of the story. “Packaging is a key part of enticement, but ultimately, it’s the product in the bottle that counts,” Knopka opines. “Our customers do a great job of combining the two. “When consumers buy that first bottle, we’ve done our part. When they buy the second bottle, our customers have done theirs.”


AUGSBURG, 11-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The largest KUKA installation in Denmark, and the industry’s largest robot: the KUKA robot KR 1000 titan is located at Multicut A/S in Vildbjerg, where it supports an FMS system with four CNC machining centers at the largest, heaviest end. There’s also another KUKA robot for milling and deburring operations. The KUKA robot KR 1000 titan is undoubtedly the largest robot that we have ever dealt with – a hard-working tool that can lift and move workpieces in and out of the workstations”, says Hans Jørgen Gam, Technical Manager at QRS, who is responsible for the robotics part of Multicut’s FMS cell. Multicat is a machining and manufacturing specialist, based in Denmark. The large system is a solution where large, heavy workpieces are handled and finally machined. The robot loads in one place, and at the same time, the three other centers are running. Therefore, machine capacity can be completely exploit. “We have fully utilized the KUKA robot’s control system, so we know that the workpiece is located correctly before machining, and post-control, when we take the workpiece out again”, says Hans Jørgen Gam. Second KUKA robot for milling and deburring operations The final station, before workpieces leave the FMS system, also includes another smaller KUKA robot that mills and deburrs the edges of the holes so they are completely smooth and ready for use. The milling and deburring robot uses the KUKA.ForceTorqueControl for the operation to compensate for large variations in the workpieces. Get more information about KUKA.ForceTorqueSensor system. The technology package makes the use of KUKA industrial robot systems in sensitive robot applications possible. There`s also another KUKA robot for milling and deburring operations.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of their global growth strategy, Liqui-Box continues to add to their industry leading team with experienced packaging professionals. On February 20th, Lamy Chopin joined the Liqui-Box team as a Technical Manager in the R&D...


News Article | March 1, 2017
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The Manufacturing Institute will award Shannan Billings, Global Sourcing Director of Raw Materials; Amber Holland, Director, IS Administration Systems; and Danielle Lancianese, Technical Manager, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry. Billings and Holland are among the 100 recipients to be recognized as honorees and Lancianese is among the 30 emerging leaders selected. These winners of this year’s award were selected amongst hundreds of applicants from numerous manufacturers across the country reflecting the diversity of manufacturing sectors and positions. Billings was selected for her leadership in supporting the company’s product category shifts through vendor negotiations and ongoing supplier relationships; Holland was selected for transforming several information services processes within Shaw; and Lancianese for her contributions as a lead innovator and driver of the development of a moisture resistant laminate flooring. All were recognized for their demonstrated leadership within the company, including efforts to mentor others. “These 130 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, executive director, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole. The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.” On April 20, 2017 The Manufacturing Institute will recognize the 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards program will highlight each Honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing. “We are proud that the accomplishments of these women are not just recognized within our company, but also within the broader industry at-large,” said Vance Bell, Chairman and CEO, Shaw Industries. “The diverse talents within our organization are well represented by this outstanding group of women.” Since the inception of the STEP Ahead Awards, nine Shaw associates have been recognized through the program. About Shaw Industries Shaw Industries Group, Inc. offers a diverse portfolio of carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide via its brands Anderson, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, Tuftex, USFloors and more. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The company employs more than 20,000 associates with offices; R&D, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution locations; product showrooms; and/or salespeople throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawinc.com. About The Manufacturing Institute The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.


FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 02, 2017-- Aerobiology is pleased to announce the addition of Yamile Echemendia as our Fort Lauderdale, FL Technical Manager. Yamile joins us with 15 plus years of experience in plant and environmental microbiology. She has a diverse background in microbiology, extensive technical expertise and provides the exceptional customer service that Aerobiology is known for in the industry. Please find a short bio for Yamile below. We encourage everyone to stop by our new laboratory to meet her.Yamile has over 15 years of experience in the field of microbiology. She earned her B.S. in Microbiology in 1999 and was involved in conducting scientific research on antifungal drug testing and plant pathology before entering the field of environmental microbiology in 2003. Since then, she has been involved in all aspects of fungi and bacteria identification, including the isolation and identification of Legionella species, clinical pathogens, analyzing spore trap and direct microscopic samples, and the analysis of USP 797 samples. She has both broad and detailed knowledge in all aspects of laboratory operations, and quality control, having completed many audits from agencies like the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Yamile's enthusiasm and technical expertise will bring strength and depth to our Fort Lauderdale lab and will be an immense resource for all of our client's needs.Yamile can be reached at yamile.echemendia@aerobiology.net ABOUT AEROBIOLOGYAerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is a woman-owned AIHA EMLAP accredited environmental microbiology laboratory with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, Atlanta, Georgia, Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona, Huntington Beach, CA, Pennsauken, New Jersey and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Aerobiology specializes in the analyses of bacteria associated with Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Legionella, USP 797 compliance samples, allergens, asbestos, yeasts and mold, pollen, and soot from wildfires. Aerobiology offers product validation and research/development assistance. Established in 1997 to meet the specific needs of indoor air quality specialists and industrial hygienists, Aerobiology prides itself by providing high quality, responsive, and cost effective environmental microbiology laboratory services. Aerobiology measures its success by the success of its customers; therefore, Aerobiology's dedication to quality service, quick and accurate delivery of results, and consultative support by experienced experts is paramount.Aerobiology holds accreditations from AIHA, NVLAP, CDC Elite and other accreditation programs. For more information regarding services, visit www.aerobiology.net , call (877) 648-9150 to speak to Suzanne Blevins, Laboratory Director, or email suzanne@aerobiology.net Press Contact: Cole S. MackelprangDirector of Sales650-302-2223


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to announce an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company's Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017. DP World is committed to minimising impacts of its business to the environment. One of the objectives of the companies' "Our World, Our Future" programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions. The new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will be a significant factor in meeting this goal. With hybrid technology, the fuel consumption of the straddle carrier can decrease up to 40 percent and the annual CO2 emissions by over 50 tons per unit compared to traditional machines. In addition the hybrid start/stop function will provide lowest noise emissions in the market. Jef Lambregts, Technical Manager at DP World Antwerp Gateway: "Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers offer significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, meaning they perfectly complement our environmental goals. These new machines will help us take a big step forward in terms of minimising the terminal's environmental impact and improving the energy efficiency of our operations." Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects at Kalmar: "We are delighted that DP World once again chose our solution to their Antwerp Gateway terminal. Our hybrid straddle carriers can help the customer reach their ambitious environmental goals and at the same time boost efficiency of container moves at the terminal." The maintenance-free regenerative energy system of the Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers converts braking and spreader-lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board battery system. The straddle carriers feature industry leading stability, safety, and manoeuvrability features such as active stability control as a standard, enhancing the performance of the operations. Kalmar and DP World have a long and distinguished relationship, with the Antwerp Gateway container terminal already operating six Kalmar STS cranes and 18 Kalmar straddle carriers. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to announce an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company's Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017. DP World is committed to minimising impacts of its business to the environment. One of the objectives of the companies' "Our World, Our Future" programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions. The new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will be a significant factor in meeting this goal. With hybrid technology, the fuel consumption of the straddle carrier can decrease up to 40 percent and the annual CO2 emissions by over 50 tons per unit compared to traditional machines. In addition the hybrid start/stop function will provide lowest noise emissions in the market. Jef Lambregts, Technical Manager at DP World Antwerp Gateway: "Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers offer significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, meaning they perfectly complement our environmental goals. These new machines will help us take a big step forward in terms of minimising the terminal's environmental impact and improving the energy efficiency of our operations." Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects at Kalmar: "We are delighted that DP World once again chose our solution to their Antwerp Gateway terminal. Our hybrid straddle carriers can help the customer reach their ambitious environmental goals and at the same time boost efficiency of container moves at the terminal." The maintenance-free regenerative energy system of the Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers converts braking and spreader-lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board battery system. The straddle carriers feature industry leading stability, safety, and manoeuvrability features such as active stability control as a standard, enhancing the performance of the operations. Kalmar and DP World have a long and distinguished relationship, with the Antwerp Gateway container terminal already operating six Kalmar STS cranes and 18 Kalmar straddle carriers. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


News Article | February 27, 2017
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Wider scope to include new standards for intrinsic safety ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2017) - SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, today announced that is has it has expanded the scope of its North American testing laboratory to include standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx) Certification Body. This will provide global third-party services on electrical and electronic products for use in hazardous locations. This expansion will provide electrical and electronics manufacturers with testing capabilities in North America that reduce time-to-market. In addition, the new facility helps SGS provide a more unified and technically-aligned offering between SGS North America and SGS Baseefa located in the UK. The IECEx system was created to facilitate international trade in equipment and services used in explosive atmospheres while maintaining the required level of safety. Explosive atmospheres include areas where flammable liquids, vapors, gasses or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion, for example at an oil refinery or mine. "Having IECEx capabilities in North America complements the global certification needs of product manufacturers; opening the doors to over 30 markets by certifying their products to the SGS NA Listed Mark, IECEx, and ATEX," said Jedd Smith, Products for Hazardous Locations Technical Manager, SGS North America. The new IECEx standards that have been added to the SGS scope include: IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-11, and IEC 60079-15. This is in addition to the newly added ISA 60079 series of standards for US market access. The 60079 series of standards include products that are unable to cause an explosion but are used in a hazardous location. For more information on the locations and contacts for SGS Intrinsic Safety Facilities, please visit: http://www.sgsgroup.us.com/en/Local/USA/Solutions/Hazardous-Locations.aspx. About SGS SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and locations around the world.

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