RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that it is seeking to hire 60 professional truck drivers to support their addition of 30 over-the-road (OTR) teams by the spring of 2014. The company, located at 10900 World Trade Blvd. in Raleigh intends to hire in order to accommodate recent growth in business activity with its clients. Requirements for driver prospects include a class A commercial driver’s license, at least one year of OTR experience, a good motor vehicle record (MVR) and a clean criminal background.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
BELMONT, N.C.--Industrial Distribution Group, Inc. (“IDG”), a leading provider of maintenance, repair, operations and production (“MROP”) products and integrated supply solutions to diverse end markets, announced today that it has completed the acquisitions of Tommy White Supply Co. (“TWS”) and the Industrial Division of Duncan Co. (“Duncan Industrial”).
CONCORD, N.C.--Thomas Richberg is living out his dream. As a high school student he wanted to go to Johnson & Wales to learn to be a chef but chose instead to join the Army. After finishing his tour of duty he finally got the chance to attend Johnson & Wales and at 28 he showed his great potential as a chef by winning the 4th annual S&D Culinary Challenge, held February 18th at Johnson & Wales – Charlotte. His winning recipe was a “Tiramisu Doughnut” using S&D’s espresso extract. Richberg, a native of Savannah, Georgia, was awarded the $2500 Grand Prize. And to further his dreams, he will use the money to take a cooking course in France. While he was confident about his recipe, Richberg was nonetheless surprised to come away a winner.
CARY, N.C.--LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, announces that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, decided to proceed with the qualification of the new OMNI AVC system on AW's aircrafts. AVCS technology operates through the use of accelerometers that measure aircraft vibration levels. Signals are sent to a centralized computer that runs a software algorithm that interprets the data and sends commands to force generators located throughout the aircraft. These force generators create "anti-vibration" that stops the progression of vibration due to the main rotor. Qualification of the system is currently being finalized.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--National Gypsum, one of the largest gypsum board manufacturers in North America, launched DEXcell™, a new family of high-performance roof boards for commercial roofing systems, recently at the 2014 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas. "We saw an opportunity to create a family of roof board products," said Jay Watt, National Gypsum director of marketing. "National Gypsum has the expertise and capability to manufacture DEXcell in our national network of plants and we have a proven track record of unrivaled customer service. We look forward to extending the same qualities to the roofing industry."
RALEIGH & FOREST CITY, N.C.--Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker have announced that Bonita Manufacturing Products, Inc., doing business as Bonita Pioneer, is locating its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Rutherford County. The company plans to create 50 jobs and invest more than $2.8 million over the next three years in Forest City. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bonita Pioneer is an award winning international supplier of custom and stock packaging products. The company produces paper shopping bags, gift wrap, merchandise bags, and folding cartons. Their products are used in retail and commercial applications throughout the United States and Canada.
ASHEVILLE, N.C.--Asheville based Plasticard Locktech International, or PLI, announced last week that its Board of Directors unanimously appointed Peter Krauss as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). This title and responsibility are in addition to his current role as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. As a result, Mr. Krauss is now directly responsible for: Sales, Marketing, Production, Logistics, Human Resources, Purchasing, Quality, Pre-Press and Pre-Production, Personalization/Fulfillment and Safety.
DURHAM, N.C.--Research Square – the U.S.-based, for-benefit organization which provides tools and services to hasten the pace of scientific discovery for the global academic community – has launched JournalGuide, a free tool to help researchers publish faster by choosing the best match for their manuscript from the beginning. Using a central information hub containing primary data from journals, secondary information from public sources, and perhaps most importantly, the shared experiences of researchers who have previously submitted papers to those journals, JournalGuide helps researchers to quickly evaluate scholarly journals in order to determine which ones reach their intended audience and, therefore, represent the best match for the content of their manuscript.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--Marking the recent commemoration of ‘World Rare Disease Day’, Quintiles points to the 350 million people around the globe suffering from rare diseases – gathered together they would be the world’s third most populous nation – by highlighting its own contribution to tackling this challenge with a new collection of papers, podcasts and videos covering the latest developments and insights. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.[i] In Europe, a disease or disorder is defined as rare when it affects less than 1 in 2000.[ii] Milena Kanova, M.D., senior director, project management at Quintiles, explains. “Because rare diseases occur in relatively small numbers of people, patient recruitment can pose one of the greatest challenges in these type of clinical trials.”
RALEIGH, N.C.--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that three of its executives have been named to CRN’s 2014 list of Channel Chiefs. Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances; Jerry Lumpkin, senior director of North America Channel Sales and Development; and Bob Wilson, senior director of North America Channel Sales and Alliances, were each honored for their proven leadership, channel advocacy and commitment to partner success in 2013. The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.
President, Innovative Public Relations, Inc.
It seems so very long ago, but really it was just in 2002 that the World Wide Web became ubiquitous. Google's search engine, ebay, Amazon, airline booking sites -- these all began reaching consumers in record numbers. In the years that followed, other companies and individuals began to discover ways to reach those same consumers directly, including public relations professionals. Prior to the days of anything starting with "www" press releases were basically a way to educate third parties like news media reporters and editors and solicit their interest in covering the subject of the press release in their outlet in order to reach consumers. That is still a major role of press releases today; however, the press releases themselves have become a way to target consumers directly with strategic messaging about a company's brand, products and services.
Monday, March 3, 2014
DURHAM, N.C.--Mi-Corporation, the provider of the most flexible mobile-forms software platform, Mi-Forms, announces that Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading fiber network services provider, has completed a successful pilot project to capture field data using Tablets and Mi-Forms mobile forms software leading to more streamlined processes & cost savings of $400/day in one region alone. The Lightower Fiber Networks North East region Construction team piloted this technology to capture rich data such as photographs, GPS coordinates, narrative comments and annotations, in remote, offline environments and successfully managed to move from the previous paper-based processes.