Loc Performance Products Newest Investment in Armored Vehicle Manufacturing in Lansing, MI

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Jason Atkinson with Loc’s new 5-axis Ken Ichi Mill

LANSING, MICHIGAN, USA, April 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fueled by continued strong sales growth, including a recent $475 Million contract award for the Multiple Launch Rocket System Integrated Armor Cab, Loc Performance Products, Inc. (Loc) is set to expand their large vertical machining services with this latest investment; a Ken Ichi LinMax B high speed 5-axis machining center. This Ken Ichi direct drive gantry machining center has the capability to machine fabrications up to 5.0 M (X-Axis), 3.0M (Y-Axis) by 2.0 M (Z-Axis).

This installation is part of Loc’s 2019 investment strategy to become a full service provider of hulls, turrets and large fabricated structures for both military and industrial customers and is scheduled to be operational in April, 2019. This purchase, along with a planned large horizontal boring mill is a move by Loc to expand their manufacturing capacity to supply full rolling chassis scope to its customers and aid in the development of vehicle hull structures, cab structures, armor kits and complete military vehicle systems.

“I’ve been with Loc now for 10 years and this is where my heart is,” said Jason Atkinson (pictured with the new Ken Ichi mill), COO. “The entire Loc team shares this passion to support our warfighters, and wants to see investment in Loc’s future keeping us competitive in the global market. Loc continues to invest in new machinery and technologies for our plants and this new mill will be a welcome addition. We expect to keep it very busy.”

Mr. Atkinson further commented, "A shortage of skilled labor is currently Loc’s greatest challenge in meeting customer needs. To address this shortage Loc has developed in-house apprentice programs for both machining and welding and we have dedicated resources to develop new employees. Loc currently has over 100 open positions and we expect this number to grow twofold by year end."

Loc is one of Michigan’s premier full-service provider of mobility systems, vehicle hulls, armored cabs and armor kits for military and industrial applications. With proven capabilities in Product Design and Development through production, Loc offers high quality designed solutions with exceptional customer service and highly competitive pricing.

Loc is now recruiting talented team members to fill immediate openings and you can learn more at www.locperformance.com.

Employment and Related Links: https://locperformance.com

Brent Williams
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RFID4U Releases 'TagMatiks AT – Lite ' To Speedup RFID Enabled Asset Tracking

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TagMatiks AT Lite Windows Edition

RFID4U Releases TagMatiks Asset Tracking Lite – A lightweight, yet feature rich system designed to simplify RFID enabled asset tracking.

CONCORD, CA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — RFID4U, a global Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions provider, today announced that it has released a new module as part of its TagMatiks platform called TagMatiks Asset Tracking (AT) Lite. The application is a lightweight version of the enterprise asset tracking module, designed to jump start an RFID based asset tracking initiative.

The solution is available as a standalone Windows application for easy installation & setup. The software provides the ability to connect to a RFID handheld scanner for data collection. Key features include:

• Quick Checkout & Check-in – Leverage the accompanying RFID handhelds to conduct simple and easy checkouts and check-ins of assets. Annotate due dates to pull reporting of overdue items.
• Guide Cycle Counts – Use an RFID handheld to do a quick guided cycle count to able determine any variances. The system will reported back expected, matched, missing, and misplaced assets. Run a report after completing the inventory to further analyze the data.
• Streamlined RFID Tagging – Take advantage of pre-printed, pre-encoded TagMatiks labels and on-metal tags to quickly pair to assets.

According to Archit Dua, Director, Strategic Development at RFID4U, “When you’re starting off with an RFID based asset tracking software, it’s a lot easier to start out simple and prove out your use case. TagMatiks AT Lite provides the ability to quickly install the entire system onto most Windows laptops, computers and tablets. With this, you cut out of a lot the friction required to get your project rolling so you can focus on the benefits RFID brings to the table.”

TagMatiks AT Lite also has a one click migration to the full-fledged version of TagMatiks AT so as a user, you don’t have to worry about data migration or efforts already invested in tagging your assets. All your data, images and reports will be ready to use in the full, enterprise version.

Archit added “Another key benefit of TagMatiks AT Lite is the extensive RFID device support offered. Users have the ability to choose from the best of RFID handhelds available in the market place.”

More information about TagMatiks AT Lite can be found on RFID4U’s website.

About RFID4U

RFID4U is a global provider of RFID, AIDC and mobility solutions. As part of the company’s offerings, it provides customers solutions leveraging its RFID platform, TagMatiks across verticals including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, as well as Supply Chain and Logistics. Established in 1999, RFID4U is the world’s most prominent RFID training firm and also provides RFID solutions through its eCommerce front, RFID4UStore.com.

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K2 Energy has announced David Hu as the Chief Financial Officer

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We are counting on David Hu for his experience and expertise to be our Chief Financial Officer.”

— Robert Horito

HENDERSON, NV, USA, April 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Robert Horito, President and CEO of K2 Energy said, “We are counting on David Hu for his experience and expertise to be our Chief Financial Officer. With his impressive and helpful history we’re certain he will be a valuable member of our team.”

David Hu received his BA degree with an accounting major from Cal State University, Fullerton and continued there to get an MBA specializing in corporate finance. He is a licensed CPA as well as a CMA and CGMA. David Hu worked for the Defense Contract Audit Agency for about four years followed by fourteen years in regional and local accounting firms as senior, manager, and partner providing attestation and business advisory services to both private and public entities within diversified industries.

With over 27 years of diversified experience in business development, David Hu’s blend of accounting and financial management experience establishes his valuable perspective and abilities. “I really believe that energy is going to become even more of an important focus in the future,” said David Hu. “During my time in college, I learned the motto ‘To Make the Best Better’ and made it my own, and I plan to apply that to K2 Energy to make their best even better.”

K2 Energy provides cutting edge technology for energy solutions. K2 Energy’s knowledge base allows them to offer inception to implementation solutions and to optimize battery solutions to achieve customer goals. K2 Energy at their core is a world class team of scientists and engineers with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of energy storage design, systems integration, manufacturing, support testing and quality control making them the ideal fit for many advanced medical, industrial, and military applications.

Megan Smith
K2 Energy
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Motivo Begins Field Testing of Automated Vegetable Seedling Transplanting System

Greenheart Farms And Motivo Start Testing In Arroyo Grande

Now the real fun begins when we work directly with Greenheart Farms in the field to fine tune our latest Ag-Tech product for ultimate speed and performance.”

— Praveen Penmetsa, CEO Motivo

GARDENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — After a successful showing at the 2019 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, Motivo Engineering shipped their first automated vegetable seedling transplanting hardware unit directly to Greenheart Farms in Arroyo Grande, California. “The response from farmers at World Ag Expo was exceptional, but now the real fun begins when we work directly with Greenheart Farms in the field to fine tune our latest Ag-Tech product for ultimate speed and performance.” says Praveen Penmetsa, CEO Motivo Engineering.

The Motivo Greenheart automated vegetable seedling transplanting process addresses several critical issues for todays’ farmers.
• Capable of planting speeds in excess of two plants per second.
• The single machine per line design allows for flexibility for multiple bed configurations, and single line serviceability.
• There are fewer moving parts when compared to other automated transplanters, with fast modular part replacements.
• The efficient design makes for a unit that is compact in size, and lightweight. It shares a foot-print that is similar to the existing manual transplanters.
• It mounts directly to industry standard tool bars.
• It accommodates small bed line spacing.

Motivo has been working behind the scenes on agricultural projects for many years before going public at the 2018 World Ag Expo with their HARVEST tractor, a Motivo concept that was developed and deployed for testing through a Powering Agriculture Grant from USAID. Motivo was recently awarded a patent for HARVEST, for a vehicle in the form of a tractor that features a Mobile Power Conversion and Distribution System.

Motivo will be doing public demos at the Forbes Ag Summit on June 26-27 in Salinas, California and discussing how collaborative engineering with the right partners can accelerate progress for agriculture.

Motivo Engineering in an innovation engineering firm headquartered in California, USA. Motivo has helped clients develop and globally deploy technologies ranging from driverless cars to automated planting robots. Motivo’s unique innovation framework has reduced the risks in transformative product development for clients ranging from early stage start-ups to global conglomerates in the mobility, ag-tech and aerospace market segments.


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Mozio Adds TravelCar's Global Airport Parking Solution To Its Airport Ground Transportation Platform

Mozio’s Travelers Now Able to Book Airport Parking in More Than 60 Countries Thanks to TravelCar’s Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TravelCar, the global leader in airport parking and Mozio, the leading airport ground transportation platform, announced today they have teamed up to offer Mozio travelers an additional option to get to the airport. Starting today, Mozio users can now search, compare and book airport parking in more than 60 countries thanks to the addition of TravelCar’s global airport parking solution.

TravelCar prides itself on aggregating the most parking options for travelers, allowing them to choose from and with offers all over the world. TravelCar has quickly grown to become the world’s leading airport parking platform. In the US, TravelCar’s off-airport parking network covers more than 50 cities, including 19 of the top 20 major airports. In Canada, TravelCar’s off-airport parking network covers the top 5 busiest Canadian airports. TravelCar is also the only airport parking platform to list many official on-airport parking options as well, including options in both US and Canada. In addition to booking parking, travelers can also purchase amenities such as valet service, car wash, gas filling, lounge passes and more, to ensure all of their needs. Other TravelCar advantages include 24/7 customer service and multilingual support including English and French.

“We’re honored that Mozio chose TravelCar as their airport parking provider,” said Ahmed Mhiri CEO and co-founder for TravelCar. “We know that partners have a choice in who they work with. We’re pleased they recognized our strengths, including our global coverage.”

Mozio is focused on helping connect customers enjoy a stress-free experience in booking travel to and from airports with any available option. Be it train, bus, shuttle, sedan, taxi, limo, water taxi, motorcycle and now airport parking, travelers using Mozio can search for and book the right option for them. Mozio provides the backend ground transportation engine that powers major online travel agencies including Booking.com, Skyscanner, Agoda, Ctrip, and CheapOAir.com, in addition to corporate travel firms like American Express Global Business Travel, airlines such as JetBlue and Air New Zealand, and hotel chains like Accor Hotels, to name a few.

“We heard our travelers loud and clear when they asked for an airport parking option,” said Emre Mangir, President and Co-founder of Mozio Group. “We serve travelers globally, so we knew we needed a global solution. TravelCar’s solution cover more than 60 countries and keep growing fast. It’s what attracted us to work with them and we’re thrilled to have them on our platform.”

For more information, visit www.travelcar.com.

About TravelCar
Founded in 2012, TravelCar is revolutionizing mobility for travelers. Agile and dynamic, TravelCar has quickly become the worldwide leader for parking solution due to its unique and innovative booking platform which allows users to search and book parking options at airports, train stations, sea ports, and city-centers. Travelers looking for parking can easily compare prices, view locations on a map, read reviews and more in order to choose the offer best for them. In addition to traditional paid parking offers, TravelCar also developed a sustainable and eco-responsible parking solution allowing car owners to save money on parking fees by renting out their car to other travelers while they are away. Available in 30 languages and with a strong network of 5,000 plus partners, TravelCar has more than one million active users and continues to grow since its acquisition by PSA Group. www.travelcar.com.

About Mozio
Mozio’s mission is to build the ultimate urban mobility app, one interface that allows consumers to book shuttles, taxis, limos, express trains, buses and public transit, all from one interface. Mozio has 65 employees in offices in SF, London, Argentina and Portugal, and has raised 3.3M in venture capital from Silicon Valley VCs and strategic investors like Veolia Transdev North America & JetBlue Technology Ventures. Mozio’s partners include major online travel brands like Booking.com, Hotels.com and Skyscanner and corporate travel brands like Carlson Wagonlit Travel, American Express Business Travel and BCD Travel.

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Leading helicopter and software firms join forces to enhance safety

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PHI International is partnering with Ideagen, a UK-based, global, software developer, to implement its Coruson software across PHI’s international business.

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Coruson is a game-changing software system that will provide us with real-time monitoring of hazards and risks in every location.””

— Robert Cavers, Safety and Quality Director at PHI

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A leading global helicopter operator and an innovative software firm are teaming up to deliver real-time risk management tools that will lift the bar on helicopter safety.

PHI International, formerly HNZ, the international operating division of PHI Inc, is partnering with Ideagen, a UK-based, global, software developer, to implement Ideagen’s Coruson software across PHI’s international business.

Coruson is an enterprise cloud-based system that enables real-time control, visibility and reporting of risks. By deploying Coruson, PHI International will extensively enhance its safety, risk and compliance oversight. The project also sees PHI International become the first in the helicopter industry to combine comprehensive bow-tie risk models with aspects of safety reporting and auditing.

“We fly helicopters in extreme environments all over the world from offshore Western Australia to the ice shelves of Antarctica, every day of the year, and our absolute, number one priority is keeping people safe,” said Robert Cavers, Safety and Quality Director at PHI International.

“Many places we fly to have dynamic and fast-changing operating conditions and it is critical that we have the best possible systems in place to help us manage any risks as they emerge. Coruson is a game-changing software system that will help us do that as it gives us real-time monitoring of hazards and risks in every location.”

Robert continued: “For example, if a pilot is on an offshore marine pilot transfer flight and observes a hazard, he or she can report that back to us immediately by inputting it to Coruson. We can then start tracking the risk factors and making the necessary safety adjustments straight away. It is a great tool to add to our industry-leading safety systems.”

By combining bow-tie risk models with all aspects of its safety reporting and auditing functions within Coruson, PHI International has enhanced its efficiency and oversight to enable continuous improvement of key safety controls.

Ross McLarnon, Ideagen’s Product Manager for Coruson, said: “PHI International is a well-established and globally renowned helicopter operator with a very strong focus on safety and quality. We are pleased to be partnering with them to integrate Coruson as part of their safety and risk management tools.

“More than 5,000 organisations use Ideagen’s products, including seven of the top 10 UK accounting firms, all of the top aerospace and defence companies along with 75% of the world's leading pharmaceutical firms, so we look forward to a close and successful future together with PHI International.”

PHI International operates a fleet of more than 20 single and twin-engine helicopters in New Zealand, Australia, Africa, South East Asia and Antarctica. It is growing its international operating footprint and Coruson will be a key enabler of safe and sustainable growth as it enters new markets.

Ideagen provides software and services to organisations operating within highly regulated industries such as aviation, banking and finance and life science, healthcare and manufacturing with its main operational premises spread throughout the UK, EU, US, Middle East and SE Asia.

Its Coruson software is a mainstay in its portfolio of governance, risk and compliance applications, with many high-profile customers using the software including Jaguar Land Rover, Haeco, Johnson Matthey, Air Asia, British Airways, Ryanair and Telefonica.


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Pro-In® minimiza el riesgo de infección en el aeropuerto y ayuda a solucionar el problema mundial de residuos plásticos.

Aeropuertos: Las bandejas de los controles de seguridad están altamente contaminadas con gérmenes y bacterias, según un estudio científico.

ESCHBORN, ALEMANIA, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — En los aeropuertos, las bandejas de los controles de seguridad son un riesgo para la salud, que hasta ahora había pasado inadvertido. Un estudio* científico reciente, ha demostrado un alto nivel de carga microbiana y viral, que muestra un riesgo significativo de infección y contribuye a la rápida propagación de gripe y otras epidemias. Sobre esta base, la Startup Pro-In® Protect Innovations, ha desarrollado un protector especial para minimizar el riesgo de infección procedente de las bandejas. Así mismo, el producto puede contribuir a reducir el impacto ambiental de los residuos plásticos a nivel mundial.

A finales de agosto de 2018, el Instituto Nacional de Salud y Bienestar de Finlandia, en cooperación con la Universidad de Nottingham (Inglaterra) y la Unión Europea, publicó un estudio* sobre la carga viral y de gérmenes en los aeropuertos. El nivel más alto de contaminación se encontró en las bandejas del punto de control de seguridad, donde se colocan el equipaje de mano y artículos personales para su inspección. Como resultado, las bandejas del control de seguridad son un riesgo clave para la salud y multiplicadores en epidemias y pandemias.

Los patógenos permanecen activos durante días en las bandejas y en las pertenencias personales. Hasta ahora, no se había expuesto ninguna solución. Por primera vez, la empresa alemana Pro-In® Protect Innovations, ha creado Pro-In® Protect Inlay: un protector especialmente desarrollado para las bandejas de los controles de seguridad. Se coloca sobre la bandeja del control y se desecha inmediatamente después de su uso, eliminando el contacto directo entre la superficie de la bandeja y las pertenencias personales, de este modo evitando la contaminación durante todo el control de seguridad.
Eckhard Melz de Pro-In® Protect Innovations: "La cubierta protectora proporciona una solución segura e higiénica que beneficia la salud de todos los involucrados en el control. De manera simple, minimiza el riesgo de transmisión de patógenos y suciedad".
Debido a la aplicación simple y rápida, no se retrasa el proceso del control de seguridad.

Actualmente se produce en Polietileno totalmente reciclable o procedente de residuos de plástico. Utilizando plástico reciclado de varias fuentes como los océanos, a parte de su reciclaje, se puede transformar el producto usado en una energia limpia, mediante una planta de valorización de residuos integrada.
Eckhard Melz: „Producimos un producto útil de los residuos plásticos para proteger nuestra salud, y luego lo desechamos ecológicamente, ayudando así a limpiar el planeta.”
La innovadora protección se adapta a las exigencias de los aeropuertos, aerolíneas, organizaciones con controles de seguridad y hoteles.
Más información en www.pro-in.com

*Fuente: https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-018-3150-5

Sobre Pro-In® Protect Innovations:
Pro-In® Protect Innovations GmbH tiene su sede en Eschborn (Alemania). El equipo, dirigido por la Gerente Saray González Marín y el Director Eckhard Melz, se especializa en la fabricación y venta de productos de seguridad para la salud en espacios públicos de alta frequencia, como aeropuertos, organizaciones e industria hotelera. Pro-In® Protect Inlay, para las bandejas del control de seguridad, minimiza el riesgo de contagio durante el control de seguridad de pasajeros y equipaje de mano en los aeropuertos, al mismo tiempo que ayuda a contener infecciones, epidemias, pandemias y contribuye a la eliminación de residuos plasticós.

Pro-In® Protect Innovations GmbH
Mergenthaler Allee 73 – 75
D-65760 Eschborn
mail: info@pro-in.com

Eckhard Melz
Pro-In® Protect Innovations
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The RELIABILITY Conference Offers Insight and Education for Reliability Leaders and Asset Managers

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The RELIABILITY Conference, co-located with Maintenance 4.0 Forum, is the foremost conference for reliability and asset management professionals worldwide

Reliability is being able to perform well on a consistent level. It produces those magical customer experiences where the consistency of the experience builds trust with the customer”

— Natasha Ravinand

FORT MYERS, FL, US, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reliabilityweb.com® and Uptime® magazine, trusted names in asset management, have planned a noteworthy schedule for The RELIABILITY Conference™, co-located with the Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum, scheduled for May 6-10 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside. The RELIABILITY Conference is the foremost conference for reliability and asset management professionals worldwide.

The RELIABILITY Conference, with a focus on safe and successful industrial processes, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things for asset management, offers attendees a full slate of world-class keynotes, practitioner case studies, short courses and workshops, as well as two professional certification courses. In addition, there will be frequent networking opportunities. Attendees will also have access to the RELIABILITY Expo and a chance to meet with over 50 of the top solution providers, including the Reliability Partners®, a network of Certified Reliability Leaders who stand for zero accidents, zero downtime, and zero waste and in support of advancing reliability and asset management.

The Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum will provide insights into digitalization for advancing reliability. Building on Industry 4.0, which includes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and wireless sensors, Maintenance 4.0 is a machine-assisted digital means of ensuring assets deliver value to organizations. It includes a holistic view of sources of data, ways to connect and collect data, and ways to analyze and recommend actions to take in order to ensure reliability and value are digitally assisted. The Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum offers a rapid way for teams to explore the technologies and approaches that have produced the best results.

A showcase event at The RELIABILITY Conference will be the Solution Awards Ceremony lunch on Tuesday May 7. These awards recognize and celebrate innovative products, software, training and services in six categories of reliability and asset management.

A featured presentation will be the Women in Reliability and Asset Management (WIRAM) keynote address by Natasha Ravinand. An author, STEM advocate, writer and high school student from Southern California, Natasha has said that “reliability is being able to perform well on a consistent level. It produces those magical customer experiences where the consistency of the experience builds trust with the customer.” Other featured keynotes include a Welcome by Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO of Reliabilityweb.com, “Reliability + Maintenance = ???” by Jezdimir Knezevic, “The Virtualization of the World” by Michael Rogers and “The Innovator’s Lifestyle: Harnessing Innovation for Fun & Fortune!” by Robert Evans Wilson. Highlight sessions also include Reliability and Asset Performance Talks by David Armstrong and Jason Apps.

The RELIABILITY Conference also offers two full education and training programs. Developed by the Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP), the Certified Maintenance Manager class and certification exam is aimed at developing corporate leaders and managers who make sound business decisions to sustain highly reliable assets. Based on the Uptime® Elements™ Framework, the Certified Reliability Leader Workshop provides guidance that will engage and empower every stakeholder in an organization as a Reliability Leader. Finally, The RELIABILITY Conference will conclude with a choice of stimulating tours to notable area businesses, including Boeing, Fluke Microsoft, Sound Transit and Starbucks.

About Reliabilityweb.com

Since 1999, Reliabilityweb.com discovers and delivers information on approaches that make the people we serve safer and more successful based on three lines of business:

Publishing: Digital and print including Uptime® magazine, Reliabilityweb.com Publishing with over 150 book titles, Reliabilityweb.com website in English and Spanish, and Reliability Radio®.

Conferences: The RELIABILITY Conference™, Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum, The International Maintenance Conference, and MaximoWorld.

Training and Certification: Certified Reliability Leader® workshops and certification based on Uptime Elements – A Reliability Framework and Asset Management System.

For more information, please visit www.reliabilityweb.com.

Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP,CEO
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