Business News - Page 178

Page 178 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



LRM Industries, LLC Acquired and Recapitalized as LRM Industries International, Inc.

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The former LRM Industries, LLC, headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has been acquired from NOVA Chemicals Inc. and Envirokare Tech, Inc., which have owned the company as a joint venture since 2005. A group of investors led by Zesiger Capital Group LLC funded the transaction that resulted in the recapitalization of the former company into LRM Industries International, Inc.

Financial Foundation Group – Building More Than Just Wealth

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 has been all about helping others for the Financial Foundation Group (FFG). With the recent stock market fluctuations and devaluation, not only have representatives of FFG been helping clients protect their assets, but also helping others by volunteering more of their time. The Financial Foundation Group is excited to have been a big contributor to the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity on June 12th, 2009. Instead of heading into the office, associates from the Loveland, CO, office were given permission to work on 2 different Habitat home sites located in Ft. Collins, CO.

ACS Technologies Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with ACS Technologies, the leading provider of information management solutions to nearly 50,000 churches, schools, and other faith-based organizations.

CustomXM – Custom Printing Company, Inc. – Becomes First in State to Offer Dimensional Printing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CustomXM, a central Arkansas marketing services provider, recently added the Kodak Dimensional Printing capability to its Nexpress 3000 Digital Production Color Press. CustomXM is currently the only provider of these services in the state of Arkansas

Momentum Transport Makes the Grade with Better Business Bureau

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport, the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider, recently earned the Better Business Bureau’s highest ranking possible – receiving a grade of A+. After a recent change in the BBB grading system (replacing grades of ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ with grades ranging from A+ to F), Momentum received an upgrade from its prior rating of ‘satisfactory.’

Financial Foundation Group Texas – A World without Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — December of 2004 was a tough time for Tiffany Heinzelman, wife of one of the founders of the Financial Foundation Group. She was just 34 years old; had a 2 year old daughter at home and a husband who was opening a new branch office. Tiffany had just returned from a family vacation and discovered a lump under her right arm pit. Blood tests were done and calmed her initial fear; her white cells were fine so it was not cancer or an infection.

Financial Foundation Group Texas – Building Futures

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2009 has provided the Financial Foundation Group many opportunities to help others. Even though the economy and the stock market have hit many hard, the Financial Foundation Group has been diligent about providing assistance to those in need. Delia Rios spearheaded the venture for the entire San Antonio office to contribute to the Metro San Antonio Habitat for Humanity on June 6th, 2009.

Pole-Wrap Launches Two New Products to Enhance a Home’s Beauty

TROY, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of success with the Pole-Wrap, a product that transforms unsightly basement poles into attractive interior decor, Pole-Wrap, Inc. has added two new products – the Pole-Wrap Drink Shelf and the Pole-Wrap Extension. Both items will be available for purchase after July 1.

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

Bookbinder’s Soups and Seasonings Division Acquired by Pennsylvania Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookbinder Specialties, a Pennsylvania company, acquired the Bookbinder’s Soup and Seasonings Division from the Stephens’ Original Foods Company of Huntingdon Valley, PA, on June 23, 2009. The soups and seasonings are based on favorite recipes from the Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant, established in 1865 in Philadelphia’s historic Old City.

Effective Hazardous Waste Training Reduces Liability and Fines

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day workshops on hazardous waste management in the region next month. Workshops will be held in Williamsburg, VA on July 9-10; Charlotte, NC on July 13-14; Atlanta, GA on July 16-17; Orlando, FL on July 20-21; and Birmingham, AL on July 23-24.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan have joined the firm as Partners. ‘VLP’s newest partners further expand the firm’s practice in Commercial Lending and Intellectual Property. VLP is strengthening as well as broadening our range of legal representation for corporate clients,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder.

Pursol Signs Major Manufacturing Agreements with Fort Peck Tribes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pursol Solar Systems today announces the signing of an agreement with the Fort Peck Indian Tribes of Poplar, Montana for the development of its solar manufacturing plant in its Reservation. The agreements would create 350 jobs for the local community. Expected gross revenue from the solar manufacturing plant will exceed $200 M annually and will provide a boost to the local economy. At full capacity, the plant will generate 100 MW of solar panels providing much needed supply to the Pursol Solar team.

Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argentech, Inc. today announced that it reached agreement with Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., to purchase the rights to Opti-Silver, a patented antibacterial and antiviral technology that utilizes ionic silver in a unique complex for optimal delivery in the human body. The complex was granted broad patent protection in the U.S. and, recently, in Mexico as well. It also has patent protection overseas.

Abundant Biofuels Corporation Offers Low-Cost, Long-Term Contracts to Supply Jatropha Oil to U.S. Refiners with Under-Capacity Production Problems

MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Charles Fishel, Chairman of Abundant Biofuels Corporation, noted that ‘There are about 100 biodiesel refineries operating below capacity and another 47 idle refineries in the United States, alone.’ To help solve this problem, Abundant Biofuels provides standardized long-term contracts (5- or 10-years) in multiples of 50,000 barrels (2,100,000 gallons) of jatropha oil. Financing is available.

Regulatory Compliance Training: U.S. DOT Cracking Down on Undeclared Hazmat Shipments

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology, the nation’s leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique four-day training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations. On day one and two, Lion will cover the DOT rules during the ‘Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification’ workshop; day three will focus on ‘Shipping Hazardous Materials by Air’ – and day four will focus on ‘Shipping Hazardous Materials by Vessel.’

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that Kronos Incorporated, the global leader in workforce management solutions, has chosen M2SYS to provide its customers with a desktop biometrics solution that seamlessly interfaces with Kronos time and attendance applications. M2SYS’ Bio-SnapON™ biometric software supports fingerprint and finger vein identification, enabling Kronos customers to record employee time data with a single finger scan.

Lower Back Pain is Targeted by LifeModeler, Inc. with Newly Released Software

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LifeModeler, Inc., the leading global provider of biomechanical human body simulation tools and services, has released LumbarSIM™, a new product that adds to its family of unique ‘virtual prototyping’ software. This latest innovation directly addresses the needs of orthopedic device manufacturers and surgeons seeking ways to respond to the growing numbers of patients experiencing lower back pain.

Syntec Optics Gains ISO 9001:2000 Certification

PAVILION, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Optics, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, has been certified to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2000. The certification audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Group. This recognition of Syntec’s quality management system reinforces the company’s credentials as a high precision manufacturer of injection molded polymer optics and opto-electronic assemblies. Syntec Optics integrates all steps of the process.

Foreclosure and Mortgage Rate News Shows Little Hope the Housing Crisis is Nearing an End

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to ForeclosureWarehouse, reports in the media have focused largely on small improvements in the real estate market in order to restore confidence to prospective home buyers. However, careful analysis of the data suggests the sluggish market and reduced home prices are not going anywhere any time soon.

Organization Offers ‘Diversity Training in a Box’ for Tough Economic Times

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Should companies still undertake diversity training in tough economic times? According to Robin Parker, Executive Director of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center, the answer is ‘Yes, and more so.’ Parker says that layoffs and company downsizing create job stress and greater cultural conflicts. ‘Diversity training is especially critical in tough economic times,’ said Parker.

CareerPerfect Launches Redesigned Resume Writing and Career Management Web Site

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 1st CareerPerfect rolled out its new Web site as part of an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-class and highly accessible resume writing services, job search guidance, and quality career advice. For more than eight months, the company’s product, development, and operations teams collaborated on design, content, and technical changes, which have improved the user experience.

Jimmy Jazz Continues to Expand in North Carolina Market

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be adding 2 more stores in the state of North Carolina. The new locations will be opening on June 18th at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Charlotte’s Northlake Mall. Since the start of 2009, Jimmy Jazz has added stores in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Other locations in the North Carolina market include Fayetteville, Cary and Greensboro.

Enjoy Innovative Features for Partition Management with Newly Upgraded EASEUS Partition Master

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 to build on its success as a high quality, affordable, scalable partition management utility; now embedded with improved technology to resize and move both FAT and NTFS partitions without data loss; and new technology to extend a NTFS system partition without reboot, copy dynamic volume to basic disk and resize the basic disk.

PrettyMay Introduces Sangoma-Powered Skype PBX Gateway That Integrates Seamlessly with Legacy Systems

SUZHOU, China (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PrettyMay Inc., the provider of Windows-based Skype PBX and Gateway products, today announced a new Skype PBX Gateway solution, powered by Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation A200 and B600 series analog cards. Equipped with the Sangoma voice cards, the gateway now integrates seamlessly with existing PBX systems, as well as with external legacy networks.

Snow White Contemplates Suicide – Filmmaker set to take Snow White to the Dark Side

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.

Streaming Movies, TV, and Music Industry Will Generate $78 Billion Over Six Years, says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet, an IP TV network, or a mobile handset will generate more than $78 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the U.S. markets over the next six years, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Streaming media refers to the transmission of digital audio and video files over an IP network or wireless network in real time or on-demand, while prohibiting users from storing the files locally.

Leading Online Foreclosure Database Releases Latest Statistics on Real Estate Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to research by ForeclosureListings, during the last two years, the housing market has been suffering due to increasing numbers of foreclosure properties glutting the market. While this has been bad for homeowners who are losing their properties at unprecedented rates, investors have benefited from this trend. Housing values have gone down dramatically making many affordable for investors who can convert them into profitable rental properties and other investments.

CityMade Logistics, a Division of CityMade, Inc., Recently Secured a Contract with ThirstMonger to Provide Direct-to-Consumer Order Fulfillment Services

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ThirstMonger is a division of GTG Beverages, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based ABARTA. ABARTA operates multiple Coca-Cola(R) beverage companies which includes the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo and is ranked as the 8th largest bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States. CityMade will warehouse, inventory and store ThirstMonger products in its Buffalo-based warehouse and will process, pack and ship orders directly to customers.

MortgageDashboard Loan Origination System Adds Identity Theft Solutions for Mortgage Lenders and Institutions Plus Borrower Protection for a Year

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Identity theft solutions from Majestic Security and idBUSINESS are available through MortgageDashboard, a leading on demand loan origination system enabling paperless mortgage processing for lenders, credit unions and banks. When originated through MortgageDashboard, mortgages will include a full year of borrower identity theft protection through Majestic Security’s Because We Care initiative.

Want to Green Your Supply Chain? Start at the Bottom – With Your Pallets

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people believe change starts at the top. But when it comes to greening your supply chain, change really starts at the bottom – with your choice of pallets. That’s what Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, believes. And he should know, he’s been in the pallet business for more than 20 years.

Hilton Phoenix Chandler Offers Free Meetings

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Hilton Phoenix Chandler is offering FREE MEETINGS throughout summer 2009. The hotel is a newly-constructed, upscale suburban hotel that features over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 197 guest rooms, Lobby Bar, and The Grill a full service restaurant. The Grill features Premium Aged Sirloins, Sustainable Seafood, and Free Range Poultry. Served with piping hot artisan breads and signature cocktails, the restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Precision Aerospace Components to Distribute High Tech Locking Washer

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Precision Aerospace Components, Inc. (OTCBB:PAOS / PAOS.ob) has, through its subsidiary Tiger-Tight Corp., obtained the exclusive rights for the United States and Canada to distribute the full line of a proprietary locking washers to be produced by ESK Ceramics, of Germany, a subsidiary of Ceradyne Corp. (CRDN).

Legendary Cotton Bowl Galvanized for Years to Come

GRAHAM, Texas, June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Routinely recognized as an industry leader for their implementation of cutting edge technologies and delivering exceptional value, Southern Bleacher and project partner Aztec Galvanizing Services recently received their 3rd Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing award. The award, bestowed annually by The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is awarded to only the premier manufacturers in the world that employ industry-leading galvanizing processes.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias have joined the firm as partners. ‘VLP’s new partners continue to develop the firm’s substantive practice areas and jurisdictional reach,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder. ‘Their collective expertise and diverse experience strengthens and expands VLP’s corporate representation for clients.’

Mather Aviation Opens New Maintenance Facility in Van Nuys Despite Economic Downturn

VAN NUYS, Calif., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In spite of the economy’s effect on General and Business Aviation, Mather Aviation opened a new facility in Van Nuys, California (KVNY) on June 1, 2009, Mather Aviation announced today. This facility is Mather Aviation’s first location in Southern California and brings the total number of locations to four.

RoweBots Releases Ultra-Tiny Embedded-Linux RTOS for Texas Instruments’ Stellaris Microcontrollers

WATERLOO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux RTOS products, today announced the launch and release of Unison, Version 4 for ARM Cortex-M3 processors. This ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOS opens Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) Stellaris microcontroller (MCU) families to Linux and POSIX compatible development for the first time.

Membership and Donations Management Software to be Featured at New York Fundraising Summit

RESTON, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Representatives from AssociationForce will be showcasing their product’s many newly enhanced features at the New York Fundraising Summit, June 3-4, 2009, in New York City. They will also be extending a special product offer for all qualifying non-profit organizations within and outside the summit.

Remodeling Project by Charlie Allen Restorations Wins 2009 CHC Historic Preservation Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An 1870s Shingle Style home that was renovated and restored by Charlie Allen Restorations (CAR), the Cambridge, MA-firm specializing in remodeling period homes, has been awarded a Historic Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission (CHC). The Washington Avenue property is the fourth local remodeling project by Charlie Allen Restorations to be recognized by the CHC. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on Thursday, May 21.

U.S. Home Remodeling Hits Bottom in First Quarter 2009: Starts Showing Signs of Recovery

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recent surveys and reports show a picture of the home remodeling industry that is a mixed bag of good news and bad according to home remodeling website RemodelorMove.com. The bad news, the most recent RemodelorMove Remodeling Permit Activity Report shows a 20 percent decline in the number of remodeling permits issued during the first quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter in 2008. The survey of 5,000 homeowners considering remodeling is conducted semi-annually.