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Educator Dina Carter Bryant Empowers Youth to Give Back to their Communities and the World

With twenty-four years of teaching experience, Dina Carter Bryant is educating the next generation about how they can give back to their communities.

San Antonio, TX, USA, August 27th, 2018 — With twenty-four years of teaching experience, Dina Carter Bryant is educating the next generation about how they can give back to their communities. From teaching science technology to engineering and math, she is now on a mission to “bring out the beauty in things that are bleak.”

“I’ve always been interested in the reduce, reuse, recycle campaign,” Bryant comments. “Growing up, my grandparents loved to plant and they had their own personal garden. It took little to nothing for them to build a long-lasting legacy.”

In fact, gardens and green spaces have been shown to greatly improve air quality and reduce pollution in an urban environment according to studies by the UW-Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

For Bryant, it is important to empower children to contribute to their communities. “Children are our biggest investment and if we start educating them from a young age, then those behaviors and those ideas stay with children longer and it impacts generations. We start getting children on board with recycling. They, in turn, will inspire their parents to reduce, reuse, recycle.”

In order to spread this message, Bryant is releasing a new book for children entitled “Daffodils and Daisies”. When two children begin working to beautify an open space in their community, other community members unexpectedly begin contributing to the project.

“I was inspired to show readers the beauty in nature and how they could give back to nature and give back to their communities,” Bryant explains. “My goal is that children will go home and look at a project they can implement in their own community.”

Publisher Lisa M. Umina comments, “This book is a fun way of introducing children to the importance of caring for our environment, by starting with our own neighborhoods. There are steps that can be taken to keep communities beautiful and healthy.”

For more information about Dina Carter Bryant visit www.halopublishing.com. “Daffodils and Daisies” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $11.95, in Hardcover for $19.95, and as an e-Book for $9.95.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

M. Davis & Sons Acquires Val-Tech Inc.

Wilmington, DE, 2017-Oct-17 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — M. Davis & Sons, Inc. announces the recent acquisition of Valtech, Inc., a manufacturer of VTi Power Distribution Equipment. M. Davis will continue the manufacturing and sale of this equipment under the new brand name “VTi by M. Davis”.

The types of power distribution equipment that will be manufactured at the Newark, Delaware facility located at 24 McMillan Way are Portable Power Distribution Equipment (PPDC), Fused Distribution Panel (FDP) and Unitized Distribution Substation (UDS). The UDS equipment is the main product that is currently produced.

The UDS equipment is utilized by engineering firms, plants and facilities due to their smaller footprint. “Facilities that have space constraints are looking for the UDS because of the compact footprint and the ability to distribute local, clean power” stated Edward J. Harrison, Project Manager for the VTi by M. Davis production facility. Additionally, the UDS equipment is customizable for color and accessories such as lighting contactors and heat trace EPD breakers.

M. Davis & Sons, Inc. has fabricated custom process control panels for years at the 200 Hadco Road, Wilmington, DE location. The addition of the VTi by M. Davis product line is an introduction into the power distribution market. “The VTi by M. Davis production business compliments the existing custom process controls panel shop,” says CEO Peggy Del Fabbro.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a fifth generation woman-owned mechanical/electrical contractor and fabricator based in Delaware. M. Davis & Sons has all of the in-house service capabilities to handle the entire scope for the customer to expedite a quality project. For more information, visit www.mdavisinc.com. For more information about VTI by M. Davis, visit www.vt-inc.com.

 

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Contact-Details: M. Davis and Sons, Inc.
Contact: Elaine Buonopane
Email: elaine.buonopane@mdavisinc.com
Phone: 302-993-3365
Website: www.mdavisinc.com
VTI by MDavis website: www.vt-inc.com
Address: 19 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

End of Year Signals Renewal Time for Many Home Inspectors, Land Surveyors and Professional Engineers

McKissock Offers a License Renewal Reminder Service for Busy Licensed professionals

Warren, PA, November 20, 2012 – The end of the year is sneaking up and McKissock, a leader in continuing education for state-licensed professionals, is issuing a reminder to home inspectors, land surveyors and professional engineers to renew their licenses. While renewal dates differ by state and association, a large portion of licenses expire at the end of the calendar year. McKissock is a trusted resource for state-specific, state-approved land surveying, engineering and home inspection courses, regulation information and compliance.

License lapses and expirations are more than just a hassle – they can be a costly mistake. To help remove the potential of license lapse or expiration, McKissock recently set up a free reminder service that will notify you when your license renewal date is pending. Visit http://reminder.mckedu.com to sign up.

“When professionals are out and about, they aren’t always focused on deadlines and licenses,” says Annie Creek, Market Research and Compliance Specialist at McKissock. “We are the go-to resource for reminders, coursework and compliance information so home inspectors, land surveyors, and engineers don’t miss a beat.”

Rules and regulations vary by state and industry, so it can be confusing to know what is required for license renewal, such as processing time, applicable forms and related fees. However, McKissock serves as a comprehensive resource about continuing education requirements and more. If you have any questions, contact 1-800-328-2008.

“It’s important to plan ahead and ensure you have the time to meet state and association renewal requirements,” adds Creek. “However, McKissock offers a wide variety of home inspection, land surveying and engineering courses that can be taken immediately so you can get back to work.”

McKissock also has affiliations directly with associations to help professionals understand requirements and receive continuing education credits, including: the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI), and California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA).

From the McKissock website, state-licensed professionals have access to all they need to fulfill state requirements, including governing agency information, and can begin taking required coursework immediately. McKissock offers customizable packages, individual courses and affordable webinars. For more information, visit http://www.mckissock.com.

About McKissock
McKissock is an education company that educates, empowers and enriches professionals in real estate, appraisal, home inspection, land surveying and engineering. McKissock gives specialists a place to go to access relevant, easy-to-use and high-quality courses that provide the hours and information necessary to meet state compliance and regulation requirements. Founded in 1990, McKissock offers more than 100 courses and serves thousands of professionals daily. The company is focused on providing a superior customer experience that will help professionals move their career forward. To learn more, visit www.mckissock.com.

Contact:
Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
720-933-8119
ahassinger@csg-pr.com
http://www.csg-pr.com

NAC Inducts Rosendin Electric CEO Tom Sorley into National Academy of Construction

Construction Peers Select Sorley to Join Exclusive NAC Group.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 2, 2012) — Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, has been inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

The NAC recognizes and honors individuals for their contributions to the construction industry and for sharing that expertise as a service to the nation. Sorley was one of a dozen new inductees named at the NAC’s recent annual meeting. The NAC has added 120 members since it was founded in 2000. All members are elected following a peer-nomination and clearance procedure.

Appointment to the NAC is a rare honor for executives serving one of the largest industries on North America. To qualify for membership, construction professionals must have made a significant contribution to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction field, be recognized as a leader by his or her peers, and demonstrated personal integrity and a concern for the health of the entire industry.

“Being inducted into the National Academy of Construction is an outstanding honor and recognizes our organization’s values for positive change,” said Sorley. “I look forward to active engagement in helping this great Academy positively influence the future of the built environment.”

Sorley is an active participant in a number of construction industry organizations, most recently accepting a position on the National Board for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). He is an active Member with the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), has worked extensively with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) on their initiatives to improve productivity in the construction industry, and has served on several joint committees for IBEW/NECA. Sorley is also the former Chairperson for the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees, Rosendin Electric has offices and experience nationwide and has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819
sgoulart@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

Rosendin Electric Names Jonas McBride to New Role as Director, Central U.S. Engineering

New Position Expands Engineering and Design Capabilities in Central U.S. Market.

AUSTIN, Texas (March 13, 2012) — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, has named Jonas McBride to the newly created role of Director, Central U.S. Engineering, to help oversee multi-office engineering projects and expand Rosendin Electric’s operations in the central United States. McBride will be based in Austin, Texas at the offices of KST Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rosendin Electric.

In his new role, McBride will be responsible for overseeing Rosendin Electric’s engineering practice throughout the central United States, including managing engineering teams, supporting business development and new contract bids, managing design/build services, and establishing engineering best practices. McBride will report to Ron Wilson, Director of Engineering at Rosendin Electric headquarters in San Jose, California.

McBride brings 17 years of experience in design and construction of large, complex, multi-phased facilities to Rosendin Electric. He has managed engineering projects across a diverse range of industries, including mission-critical, healthcare, biotech/pharmaceutical, commercial, retail, education, and government facilities. McBride will also be responsible for managing the Texas-based engineering team and working with the company’s contracting partners.

“Adding Jonas to our team will help us expand our engineering and design/build capabilities across the central states,” said Wilson. “We have especially seen a need to support growth in the Texas market with a number of new data center, healthcare, and commercial construction projects. The creation of this new role of Director of Central U.S. Engineering will help us consolidate our engineering expertise, deliver better client service, and work more efficiently with our contractor partners.”

Before joining Rosendin Electric, McBride was a consultant specializing in mission-critical data center design. He also has worked for Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., NSPOF Communications, and Day Brown Rice, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees, Rosendin Electric has offices and experience nationwide and has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819
sgoulart@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

FPL Engineer Shares Love of Engineering with Under-Served Youth

“It’s important to me to be able to give back to my community by promoting science and engineering fields to children who have limited exposure to them,” said FPL Production Assurance Engineer Melanie Roger. “If I can help get young children interested in the sciences and have a desire to enter into the field, than I feel as though I’ve been successful. We should all do our part in ensuring the success of our future leaders.”

Juno Beach, FL, February 25, 2012 — Florida Power & Light’s Melanie Roger has a passion for her profession.

As a young girl, she dreamed of going into medicine, like her parents. It wasn’t until she got to college, at the University of South Florida, that she decided to change course. Roger switched her major to engineering, hoping it would help her “stand out” among the other medical school candidates. During her course of study, she discovered this was her true love.

“It taught me a different way to think and how to solve a problem using numerous methods,” Roger said. “I want to share that with others.”

As a Production Assurance Engineer at Florida Power and Light’s Lauderdale combined cycle plant, Roger enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for engineering with the youth of her community. She volunteers with a group called SECME – the Southeastern Consortium of Minorities in Engineering. It’s a national organization that seeks to prepare under-served or under-represented students for careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“It’s important to me to be able to give back to my community by promoting science and engineering fields to children who have limited exposure to them,” said Roger. “If I can help get young children interested in the sciences and have a desire to enter into the field, than I feel as though I’ve been successful. We should all do our part in ensuring the success of our future leaders.”

This month, Roger got a chance to share her passion for engineering with students from 55 schools throughout Palm Beach County. She served as a judge at the annual SECME Olympiad – a competition that’s the result of a year’s worth of study, experimentation and creativity.

This year students squared off at Santaluces High School in Boynton Beach on Feb. 11. The Olympiad theme, “Plan It, Live It, Build It” featured a wide variety of hands-on activities and competitions that included a “Brain Bowl” – a trivia-like game that pits students against the clock and one another, to answer science-related questions. The students also competed against one another to see who could design the strongest wooden bridge, the fastest “mousetrap car” (propelled by a spring through a mousetrap), and the highest-flying water bottle rocket. Other competitions included creating essays, poems, banners and posters for the event.

Roger joined several other FPL engineers as a volunteer judge. “It was so energizing to see how excited the kids were about participating in the Brain Bowl,” she said.

Roger advises students that pursuing a career in engineering can be challenging, but she says it is also very rewarding. She encourages students to feed their curiosity and never stop learning. “Perseverance always prevails,” she says.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. – based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
305-552-3888
kristy.kennedy@rbbpr.com
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Global Spaceflight Services for Small Payloads

Seattle, WA / Delft, Netherlands – January 18, 2011: Spaceflight Services (Spaceflight) and Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISILaunch) announced today that they have teamed to create a global spaceflight services provider for small and secondary payloads.

Spaceflight and ISILaunch currently offer spaceflight services on a variety of orbital and suborbital vehicles for small and secondary payloads, with operations centered in the United States (US) and Europe respectively. Under this joint marketing agreement Spaceflight and ISILaunch will provide a global spaceflight service for the launch of small and secondary payloads by jointly marketing a combined set of products and services to prospective customers.

Spaceflight will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms. In addition, Spaceflight will be the primary interface for US companies that want to fly on non-US launch vehicles.

ISILaunch will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on non-US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms, as well as be the primary interface for non-US customers that want to fly on US vehicles.

Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Spaceflight Services, said, “We are very pleased to team with ISILaunch Services and provide a global service offering. They are a demonstrated leader having contracted more than ten payloads in the past years and successfully launched four satellites in 2009.”

Abe Bonnema, Managing Director of ISILaunch Services, said, “By joining forces with SpaceFlight Spaceflight Services we have created the unique opportunity to connect the dots between the different customers and flight opportunities worldwide.”

Continued Andrews, “The commercial rideshare approach Spaceflight and ISILaunch offer provides truly revolutionary global space access at significant savings compared to purchasing a dedicated vehicle. For certain payload sizes this is an entirely new capability at a compelling price point.”

Spaceflight and ISILaunch are currently offering orbital flight opportunities to Low Earth Orbit starting in 2011 and flight opportunities to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and Low Lunar Orbit in 2014. For a full list of pricing for CubeSats, NanoSats, MicroSats and ESPA spacecraft, please visit Spaceflight Services at www.spaceflightservices.com or ISILaunch at www.isilaunch.com.

About Spaceflight Services:
Spaceflight Services was established in 2009 by Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Andrews Space, to revolutionize secondary payload flight services for fixed and deployable cargo and transport. More information about Spaceflight Services and specific flight opportunities can be found on the company’s website: www.spaceflightservices.com

About Innovative Space Logistics BV:
Innovative Space Logistics was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of ISIS – Innovative solutions In Space, a leading nanosatellite company from the Netherlands. ISIS recognized the need for regular commercial access to space required for responsive small satellite missions, essential to its own turn-key mission solutions as well as for third parties that want to fly their missions. More information about the ISILaunch Services and specific flight opportunities can be found on the company’s website:www.isilaunch.com

Contact Details: Jason Andrews,
3415 S. 116th St,
Ste, 123 Seattle, WA 98168,
www.spaceflightservices.com,
www.andrews-space.com,
206-438-0610
jandrews@andrews-space.com,
jsavage@andrews-space.com