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          Fairline’s new golden chapter to be unveiled at London Boat Show   

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Furthermore, Fairline’s ever-popular models including the Targa 48 OPEN, Squadron 48 and the recently launched Targa 53 OPEN, will also be on show.

The summer of 2017 will mark 50 years of Fairline, and this is set to be celebrated by the launch of a beautiful, hard-back commemorative book in the brand’s honour. The book will include anecdotes from notable Fairline owners, key Fairline personnel, heritage images of some of the first Fairlines ever made, key moments in the brand’s history and will tell the story of Fairline’s first 50 years.

The book launch marks the start of a year of ‘Golden Moments’ for the British boatbuilder, where customers and dealers will be given exclusive opportunities to create and celebrate a whole year of new Golden Moments throughout 2017, culminating in the second volume of the commemorative book due to be launched at the end of the year.

The 2017 London Boat Show will also see the premiere of a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, available on the Fairline stand. The first fully Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, the Targa 63 GTO, is not set to be unveiled until Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, but the VR experience will allow visitors to the Fairline stand to explore the beautifully designed yacht both inside and out, and to experience the new age of Fairline Yachts.

Fairline’s international network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand, together with key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2017 season.


          Fairline Targa 53GT to make its worldwide debut at Southampton Boat Show   

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The Targa 53GT heralds the future of Fairline’s long tradition of iconic designs. It incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the Targa 53GT’s dynamic character. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom with optional submersible bathing platform.

Fairline’s Targa 53GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear.

Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. A key attribute of the Targa 53GT is the full beam mid-ship master cabin with king size bed, feature headboard and large panoramic windows bathing the cabin in natural light. In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a forward double cabin and a versatile twin cabin to port.

Offering excellent sea-keeping in all conditions, the Targa 53GT is a true “boater’s boat” and offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo and Cummins. For crewed boats, Fairline offers an optional spacious crew cabin with its own window. Every Targa 53GT can be customised with Fairline’s high quality choice of specifications, equipment and interior options, each thoroughly tested and evaluated for its suitability, performance and style.

Fairline’s Marketing Manager, Oliver Taylor, comments, “The Targa 53GT epitomises Fairline’s British craftsmanship and technical excellence.  With its iconic design, elegant styling and flexibility in spacious accommodation, we anticipate it becoming a class leader.

“We are delighted to debut the Targa 53GT at Southampton Boat Show, prior to its US launch at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”

Also on the water at Southampton Boat Show will be the Targa 38, Fairline’s sports cruiser and the beautifully crafted Targa 48 OPEN, which showcases Fairline’s stunning new choice of interiors. The ever popular and proven Squadron 42 and Squadron 48 complete Fairline’s line-up at the show.

Fairline’s international network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand, together with key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2016 season. 


          Fairline Targa 48GT to make its us debut at Norwalk Boat Show   

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will showcase the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, alongside its elegant Squadron 50, at both the Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows this autumn.

The Fairline Chesapeake team will be on hand throughout both shows to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand to take a look at the models. The Fairline stand will feature an elegant hospitality area, where visitors can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the show. 

The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be showcasing the third of our 48ft models, the Targa 48GT, at this year’s Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows. This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world. We look forward to welcoming Fairline owners and prospective customers onto the stand to experience British craftsmanship and Fairline luxury at its very best.”

In addition to allowing visitors to browse an extensive selection of luxury Motor Yachts, powerboats and sailboats, the shows will offer visitors the chance to take part in on-the water demos and boat handling clinics, sailing seminars and offers a range of activities for children.


          Fairline exhibits best of British across the globe   

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The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami saw Fairline’s new Targa 48 OPEN make its highly anticipated US debut. The beautiful sports cruiser was unveiled from beneath a huge union flag during the launch, showcasing British design and manufacturing at its very best. The first of three models in the brand’s new 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN is created at Fairline’s state-of-the-art £2.6m manufacturing facility in Corby, using the latest technologies and industry-leading production systems.

Fairline also exhibited two models from the iconic new 48ft range in Istanbul, during the CNR International Eurasia Boat Show at the end of the month. The world’s second biggest boat and yacht exhibition on land, the show typically attracts over 1,000 high-quality brands. The stylish Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48 were admired by visitors from all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East, alongside four other models from the Fairline range. The show saw a healthy level of sales, with the final total exceeding last year’s figures.  

Kevin Gaskell, CEO of Fairline, commented: “We are proud to be showcasing the very best of British craftsmanship, manufactured right here in Corby and Oundle, across the world. The response from the US audience to the debut of the Targa 48 OPEN was very positive and visitors to the show in Istanbul admired our two 48ft models in particular. The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for Fairline, with planned attendance at boat shows in China, Japan, Australia, South Africa and across Europe. The success of these boats on a global platform is down to our talented British designers and factory teams in Oundle, without whom we wouldn’t have the outstanding boats to showcase.”


          Recruitment drive to meet high demand for luxury British boats   

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A constant stream of visitors at the London Boat Show earlier in the month saw the continuation of an upward sales trend for Fairline, with sales figures exceeding the previous year and strong forward order books now extending into late 2014 for some models. 

The introduction of the brand’s new 48ft range has contributed to the recent increase in demand. Powered by Volvo IPS, Fairline’s three 48ft models are manufactured at Fairline’s state-of-the-art facility in Corby, using the latest technology and production systems. All three new models feature a dynamic new hull, significant weight savings and an array of available options to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

The third model in this range – the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – recently made its world debut at the London Boat Show, where it was displayed alongside the Squadron 48 and the Targa 48 OPEN. The boat features a stunning retractable hard top offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat.

Kevin Gaskell, CEO of Fairline, commented: “We are delighted with the success we enjoyed at this year’s London Boat Show and would like to thank our teams in Oundle and Corby for all their hard work in producing such beautiful boats. Sales were excellent at the show, showing a strong growth over last year and our impressive stand was busy with visitors throughout the show. As a result of this excellent news, we are delighted to be recruiting for roles across the factory and have been able to approach previous employees. We are all very excited about what the future holds for Fairline.”


          Fairline eSprit concept boat unveiled at London Boat Show   

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The eSprit was the focus of Fairline’s Concept Cinema at the 2014 London Boat Show, an all-new feature of the Fairline stand. The concept model offered visitors an exciting proposition for the future of sustainable motor boating, without compromising Fairline’s class-leading styling and performance.

The Fairline eSprit incorporates sustainable materials in construction and design. Bio-derived epoxy resins with needle punched flax fibres are used in construction and the interior features ecoyarn upholstery fabrics, specially treated with a waterproofing plasma process. Recycled synthetic teak is used for the eSprit’s decking and the concept incorporates a solar panelled T-top that folds away to cover bow seating when
not in use.

The concept boat showcases an ergonomically optimised interior and includes a Multifunctional Steering Position with paddle throttles and integral LED control display. This allows chartplotter, radar and system information to be displayed in the optimum viewing position.     

Power options for the Fairline eSprit consist of a 400hp diesel engine, capable of 30 knots in diesel mode, coupled to an electric motor. Silent running or sustained low speed cruising is possible at 5 knots in
electric mode.

Andy Pope, Design Manager at Fairline Boats, commented: “We used the design process to explore what a sustainable future could look like for Fairline. The size of the boat, the materials used, the necessary manufacturing processes; everything was put to the sustainability test. We’ve been amazed at the positive response to what started as an adventure in concept design. The Fairline eSprit really seems to have caught the imagination and futuristic design touches like the control display on the steering wheel have been very well received.”     

Dedicated to the Fairline eSprit, the Concept Cinema brought an exciting new dimension to the Fairline stand at the 2014 London Boat Show. Visitors were welcome to explore the concept design and discover more about the future of sustainable luxury motor boating.


          The Fairline 19 at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show    

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will be at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, exhibiting a selection of its latest models - as well as an original Fairline 19, a model first produced in 1967. 

Celebrating 45 years of luxury British boat-building Fairline Boats scoured the UK for one of the original Fairline 19 models built in the 1960s and restored it to all of its former glory.  Since its launch, Fairline Boats has built over 13,000 models and is still the foremost expert on designing, engineering and producing elegant, British Motor Yachts.       

Visitors to the world’s largest in-the-water boat show can also step on board six boats in the Fairline range, as well as revisit Fairline’s iconic history by exploring its first ever model.  

Following successful European shows in Cannes and Southampton, visitors in the US will be able to see the flagship Squadron 78 CUSTOM, the Squadron 65, the Squadron 50, the Squadron 42, the Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO which was launched at last year’s show, the Targa 38 OPEN and the classic Fairline 19.  

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, said: “We are very excited to be exhibiting once again at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We have brought some Fairline history with us this year with Fairline’s first ever model on display - the Fairline 19, as well as a range of our latest Targas and Squadrons for guests to enjoy.  We are seeing consistently improving sales across the US and South America and we are committed to further developing the business and our dealer network throughout these regions.”


          Fairline Squadron 48 to make world debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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Making her world debut at the show will be the Fairline Squadron 48. This is the second of a trio of new models to be launched from Fairline’s revamped Corby manufacturing facility, and features the same remarkable hull as the Targa 48 OPEN, as well as a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.

Powered by Volvo Penta IPS, the Squadron 48 boasts significant weight savings thanks to the very latest technologies and industry-leading production systems being utilised by Fairline. Owners of this striking Squadron can expect no less than the very highest levels of quality and performance, as well as exceptional engineering and superb sea-keeping.

The Squadron 48 is available with an array of options to ensure it is perfectly suited to different customer requirements and markets. It will be available with variable two or three cabin options, and owners can enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

The flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad. An optional BBQ package is available, which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. This is in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm. The Squadron 48 also features an optional submersible bathing platform, which can also accommodate a jet tender and has been a very popular addition on many of Fairline’s larger yachts. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be launching the Squadron 48 at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. We are incredibly pleased with our trio of new models and have no doubt they will each become iconic Fairline models. We have created these new 48 foot models using the very latest technology and look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board to truly uncover the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Show première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes   

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Visitors to the boat show will be amongst the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish, and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years.

The Targa 48 OPEN is the first of three 48ft models that the leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer is launching over the coming months, and the first model to come out of Fairline’s newly revamped manufacturing facility following a £2.8m investment.

The 48 OPEN is an exciting new addition to the Fairline Targa range and is set to take the true Mediterranean spirit and style to the rest of the world. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the launch of the Targa 48 OPEN and looking forward to showcasing her at this prestigious event.  The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is the gateway to the Mediterranean motor yachting world and the perfect place to launch the Targa 48 OPEN.  A lot of work has gone into this new model and we are delighted with the results.”

Fairline will launch the second new model in the Fairline 48ft range, the Squadron 48, at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO will follow at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in 2014.


          Targa 48 OPEN – First sea trial report out now in Motor Boat and Yachting   

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We have been delighted with this boat, which we have invested in considerably, using cutting-edge technology and design innovations. We were of course very pleased to read the Motor Boat & Yachting team are fans too!

Here’s a few things they had to say about the new Targa 48 OPEN...

“So how does a voluminous sportscruiser designed with accommodation firmly in mind handle out on the water? Very well indeed. And I mean impressively well, regarding of the extra height and beam it carries relative to its predecessor.”

“Relaxing and easy-going best describe the driving experience.”

“This 48 feels more glued to the water than many IPS boats...”

“Also very impressive is the way the 48 trims, whatever speed it runs at.”

“Fairline’s performance department can pat itself on the back. We achieved a healthy 32.2 knots flat out, a good speed for a big beamy cruiser with twin 435hp that’s actually over 50ft long.”

And the overall verdict was...

“The new Targa 48 OPEN is not just Fairline’s latest boat, it’s the dawn of a whole new ideology. Two building methods new to Fairline – resin infusion and monocoque deck construction – have allowed this builder to design a boat that would otherwise not have been a feasible proposition. Hand in hand with these developments have come improvements in Fairline’s manufacturing process, not monumental, but significant enough to ensure yet more consistency and higher quality.”

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          The Targa 48 OPEN South Coast Marina Tour   

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The Targa 48 OPEN will be available for viewings and sea trials for registered customers and prospective owners to discover the very best of this spectacular new model. She will depart from the Fairline Test Centre at Ipswich, travelling down the East Coast to begin her tour at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne before cruising down the Thames Estuary and around the South East headland, past Brighton down the Solent to Poole and returning to end the tour at Fairline Southampton in Swanwick. The South Coast Tour will include visits to a huge variety of popular marinas and anchorages between London and Poole. To register your interest in the tour please visit: www.fairline.com/T48tour.

The new motor yacht is the first of three 48 foot models being launched in the next six months, and is set to become another iconic addition to the range. The Targa 48 OPEN was created in Fairline’s new £2.6m Corby facility using the latest technology and features a dynamic new hull, as well as significant weight savings that clearly set her apart from the competition.

James Powell, International Sales Manager comments: “The South Coast Tour is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and see and experience the latest spectacular model from Fairline Boats for themselves prior to the start of the autumn boat show season. We have received some very positive feedback from the recent sea trials and the Goodwood Festival of Speed launch event and with her flawless sea-keeping and design innovations, the Targa 48 OPEN epitomises British engineering and manufacturing at its best. We are looking forward to exploring the beautiful English coastline, meeting up with the many existing Fairline owners who keep their boats along the South Coast, and welcoming many newcomers to the brand onboard. We would encourage everyone to register their interest early as we’ve already seen a fantastic demand to view the Targa 48 OPEN on location during the tour.”

The Targa 48 OPEN is the latest exciting new model from Fairline and is the first of the 48ft range.  She will be closely followed by the launch of the Squadron 48 at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in 2014.

The South Coast Tour
• 9th - 10th August, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
• 11th August, Brighton Marina, Brighton
• 12th August, Chichester Marina, Chichester
• 13th August, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
• 14th August, Port Solent, Portsmouth
• 15th August, East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight
• 16th August, Swanwick Marina, Southampton
• 17th August, Ocean Village Marina, Southampton
• 18th August, Hamble Point Marina, Southampton
• 19th August, Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight
• 20th August, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu River
• 21st August, Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington
• 22nd August, Salterns Marina, Poole
• 23rd August, Cobb’s Quay Marina, Poole
• 24th - 25th August, Dolphin Quay Marina, Poole


          See the latest from Fairline New South Wales at the Middle Harbour Yacht Show   

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The Middle Harbour Boat Show provides a unique opportunity for boating enthusiasts in New South Wales to beat the crowds and preview some of the stars of the Sydney International Boat Show, a week before everyone else!

Glen Moltoni, Managing Director of Fairline New South Wales, commented: "We are looking forward to being a significant contributor to the Middle Harbour Boat Show this year, showcasing the very popular Fairline Targa 58 GRAN TURISMO alongside a large range of selected brokerage boats from 28 to 61 feet."

Entrance to the Middle Harbour Boat Show is FREE and promises to be an excellent day out for anyone interested in boats, with everything you need to enjoy your time on the water.

Fairline Boats manufactures luxury motor yachts from 38 - 78 feet in two distinct ranges, Targa and Squadron. Fairline Boats is also launching a trio of eagerly-anticipated 48 foot models which are available globally from July 2013.  

Contact details:
Glen Moltoni
Managing Director
Mob: +61 (0) 419 948 117
Email: sales@fairlinewa.com.au

Show Details:
www.middleharbourboatshow.com.au
North arm D'Albora Marina, The Spit Bridge, Mosman
Opening times: 10am-6pm


          Fairline Targa 48 OPEN premières at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event were some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is proving to be very popular with the next two models in the range due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is an impressive addition to the Fairline range. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The première of the Targa 48 OPEN was a great success and we received some very positive feedback.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we were proud to be premièring another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”  

Following the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Targa 48 OPEN will be part of the Fairline South Coast Tour in August where visitors are invited on board to experience the boat.  She will also be making her show debuts at Southampton Boat Show and Cannes Boat Show later in the year.


          World première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event will be some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is already forward sold until early 2014, and the next two models in the range are due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is set to be an impressive addition to the Fairline range.

This new model will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the première of the Targa 48 OPEN - the first of the new range.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we are proud to be premiering another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”


          Fairline North Mallorca awarded Dealer of the Year   

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Leading luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats hosted its annual dealer conference on Tuesday 11th June at Rushton Hall, highlighting its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and 48ft range.  The conference saw the Targa 48 OPEN being unveiled to Fairline’s global dealers ahead of its world debut in July, and included a tour of the new manufacturing facility, presentations from key suppliers, and an awards dinner.  The awards ceremony celebrated the best in category for Fairline dealers including the Service Excellence Award, the Vision & Investment Award and the Dealer of the Year Award.   

The full list of awards and winners in each category include: 

Service Excellence Award – Fairline Channel Islands

Marketing Innovation Award – Fairline Florida

Dealer of the Year Award – Fairline North Mallorca

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline Turkey

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline India

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference has truly highlighted the incredibly high standards of Fairline dealers worldwide.  The award winners epitomise the innovation, vision and customer service that Fairline is renowned for.

“We are very proud of our dealerships, and see them as a vital part of making Fairline Boats the world-class luxury brand that it is.  Their intimate local knowledge and experience ensures we can offer a consistently high level of service right around the world.”     

The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference also included business updates from Fairline and Better Capital and gave Fairline suppliers the opportunity to network with individual dealers.


          Lord Digby Jones Kt officially opens new Corby facility   

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The launch highlights the completion of a year-long project to redevelop the facility, resulting in the new mixed model production line for boats from 38 to 50 feet, along with dedicated centres of excellence for moulding and furniture production, and the introduction of resin infusion technology. The changes have secured Fairline’s position at the forefront of the industry for its class-leading manufacturing facilities, and paved the way for its future growth and development. 

To coincide with the launch event, Fairline Boats announced the great news that the company has returned to profit following three years of losses, with sales up 4% for 2012 at £82.6m.

Invited guests were given business updates by Fairline’s CEO, Alistair Schofield, Stephen Ahmad of RBS, and Peter Williamson, Fairline’s Chairman and Operating Partner at Better Capital. The presentations highlighted Fairline’s aims for the future including expanding its range from eight models to 15, increasing the presence of its worldwide dealer network and continuing to grow new and expanding markets. 

Guest of honour, Lord Digby Jones Kt, was treated to a tour of the new facility before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the factory. Lord Digby spoke of the importance of British manufacturing and the opportunity that exists for UK businesses that align themselves appropriately for the future.


          Fairline Boats celebrates a successful supplier conference with host of awards   

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The conference concluded with an awards ceremony, celebrating the best in category for Fairline suppliers, including Best New Supplier and the Buyers Choice Award.

The full list of awards and winners in each category include: 

• Most Proactive Supplier – Whale
Whale is a supplier of pumps and has worked with Fairline to standardise components and processes, in turn reducing installation time and improving quality overall

• Outstanding Customer Service – MJ Trimmers
MJ Trimmers is a supplier of upholstered furniture items and has recently re-engineered the entire business, resulting in the ability to fully service the new mixed model line process

• Best New Supplier – Righton
Righton is a supplier of raw materials.  Righton won the Fairline business in 2012 and has improved service levels of supply whilst being professional and helpful throughout the transition period

• Buyers Choice Award – Monks and Crane
Monks and Crane is a supplier of consumables and has been a key partner in the set up of the new layout and manufacturing system in Corby.  Monks and Crane also redesigned its supply channels and storage locations to ensure that the availability of consumables was simply not a constraint to our production teams

Julian Dudley-Smith, Operations Director, Fairline Boats commented: “The Fairline supplier conference is a key date in the Fairline calendar.  Bringing together our suppliers to discuss developments in their fields ensures that Fairline can continue to be at the top of the game when it comes to building stylish, performance-driven, British luxury boats. 

The awards at the supplier conference are highly coveted, positioning the winner as the very best of the best.  This year the supplier awards have been presented to those suppliers that have gone above and beyond for Fairline Boats.  With the new manufacturing facility and mixed model production lines our suppliers have adapted and created supply chains to guarantee we have what we need, when we need it.”     

With an emphasis on style, performance and integrity Fairline’s supplier conference gives participants the opportunity to discuss the future of materials and product lines, as well as how best to achieve efficient and innovative supply chains.  Fairline Boats’ high quality suppliers ensure that the full range of Squadrons and Targas continue to be the most beautifully-crafted, powerful and enduring boats on the market.


          Fairline Boats enjoy another successful Istanbul Boat Show   

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The world’s second-largest indoor boat show played host to the regional launch of Fairline’s latest Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO.

The stunning sports yacht was a key attraction at the nine-day event and formed a central feature of Fairline Turkey’s truly impressive stand – the second-largest show stand in the world from the leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer.

Thousands of customers were served up exotic teas and champagne in beautiful surroundings with new and current owners welcomed aboard a lineup of models including the Targa 38 OPEN, Targa 50 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 42, Squadron 50 and Squadron 65 with four cabin layout.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “Eurasia Boat Show is fast becoming one of the leading boat shows in the calendar and boasts 35,000 square metres of boats and attractions across seven halls. Our presence at the event, as well as our continued commitment to new product development, further underlines our commitment to invest and grow new and current international markets. We were delighted to share the news of the three new models coming to market during 2014 and customers were keen to hear we will be growing our product portfolio to 14-16 models, with plans firmly underway to reach this and grow our dealer support network alongside it.”

Fairline Turkey also used the event to launch its new used boat brand Boatmart.com.tr. BoatMart leads the way in Turkey for brokerage services and has become the brokerage portal of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious boat brands.


          Fairline implements manufacturing change programme   

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The significant changes see Fairline move from eight single model lines to three mixed model lines, as well as create dedicated centres of excellence for moulding and furniture production – creating a roadmap for sustained growth of this iconic British brand.

The changes will enable Fairline to achieve greater flexibility in its production processes and will drive higher levels of labour productivity and materials utilisation. The new programme will improve even further the fastidious build quality that Fairline is, justifiably, renowned for.

Alistair Schofield, CEO at Fairline Boats commented: “As a brand, we have reacted dynamically to the challenging economic environment and moved the business forward significantly over the last year. We have invested in our manufacturing facilities to create more flexibility in our production system, including the creation of a dedicated centre for excellence for furniture production, which is based on greater utilisation of CNC production technology.

“We recognise that investment in technology will improve our efficiencies, but throughout the development of this programme we have also remained relentlessly focused on the importance of retaining the high quality standards that Fairline is renowned for and ensuring this change has a positive impact on the already very high build quality of the boats we produce. We are delighted with the results of the programme and the benefits this will offer us, our dealer network and our customers for our 2013 model year.”

The trio of new 48-foot models will all be manufactured utilising the revised manufacturing facilities. The Targa 48 OPEN, the first in the range, will make its world debut in summer 2013.

Fairline Boats manufactures luxury motor yachts from 38-78ft in two distinct ranges, Targa and Squadron.


          Trio of global debuts planned for Fairline boats in 2013   

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2013 is set to be a big year for leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, with the introduction of three new exciting 48ft models. The first model to arrive this summer will be the Targa 48 OPEN which is already forward sold until early 2014. This will be closely followed by the Squadron 48 in autumn 2013 and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO later this year. 

All three models will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range and making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new 48s offer the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback. As a result, customers have an array of options to ensure each is perfectly suited to different markets. All models will be available with variable two or three cabin layouts and owners will enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We have implemented a new product development strategy and invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want. We are incredibly excited about the new range and have worked diligently to ensure the new hull matches the characteristics of IPS to retain our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping. We are looking forward to releasing details of all models at upcoming boat shows and events and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

Targa 48 OPEN – Launching in summer 2013
The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

Squadron 48 - Launching in late 2013
The Squadron 48 will feature a spacious flybridge with large seating area and a sunbed conversion. A submersible bathing platform to accommodate a jet tender is also featured. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit,  and an optional BBQ package is offered which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. The stainless steel doors lead to a welcoming saloon, with large seating areas to both port and starboard, as well as further seating provided alongside the twin helms. Down below there are three cabins as standard with the flexibility of a dinette option in place of the third cabin.

Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – Launching in late 2013 
The Targa 48GT will feature a glazed electric hard top roof with a spacious, sociable upper deck, J-shaped cockpit seating with table, and optional sunbed conversion. The saloon offers plentiful seating, in addition to a well-appointed helm station with twin seats. The lower deck has three cabins as standard and there is an optional lower saloon/dinette in lieu of the third cabin layout.

Customers can find out everything they want to know about the new range by visiting Fairline’s stand, A300 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show.


          Fairline wins Editor’s Choice Award   

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The Fairline yacht won the Best Import Motoryacht award in the 60-70 feet category. With exceptional sea-keeping and a beautiful quality of finish, the luxurious Squadron 60 illustrates just why Fairline continues to lead the way in motor yacht engineering and design. The Squadron 60 was chosen by the award’s panel of judges, made up of the editors from AIM Media titles including Yachts International and Power & MotorYacht magazine.


Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing, commented: “We are very pleased to have won the Editor’s Choice Award. We were up against the entire industry, and we were delighted to hear the editors championed the Squadron 60. It is good to be acknowledged for the hard work and passion we put in to our manufacturing, and we look forward to introducing the Squadron 60 in America in 2013 and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group award, recognising the best the boating industry has to offer.


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Tunisians brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today, they continue to fight against his men to head the transitional government. In this new chapter of our series "Understanding the Muslim world," Mohamed Hassan * ((photo-cons) explains the implications of the revolution of Tunisia and its root causes: how nationalism Liberal advocated by Tunisia under Bourguiba interests Western, plunging people into poverty, how a repressive state has put in place to maintain this system, why dictatorships in the Arab world are caused to fall, and how Islam became the condom imperialism




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In December 2010, riots broke out in Tunisia. A month later, President Ben Ali fled the country after twenty-three year reign. What are the causes of this revolution? And why is it popular movement succeeded in bringing down the dictator where other attempts have failed?

For there to be a revolution, it is necessary that people refuse to live as before and that the ruling class is no longer able to govern as before. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young seller of fruits and vegetables, has sacrificed out of desperation after police had confiscated his goods himself, and that local authorities have to stop working. The conditions were ripe for a revolution broke out in Tunisia Bouazizi and suicide was the trigger.

Indeed, the Tunisians did not want to live as before: they were not accepting corruption, police repression, lack of freedom, unemployment, etc.. Moreover, the ruling class could no longer govern as before. Corruption under Ben Ali had taken a phenomenal amount while the majority of the population had to face insecurity. To maintain this status, police repression would be higher but it had reached its limits. The ruling elite was completely disconnected from the people for whom there was no interlocutor. Therefore, when popular revolts broke out, the ruling class had no choice but to quell the violence. But with the determination of the people, the repression reached its limit. This is one of the keys to the success of the popular revolution of Tunisia: it managed to reach all segments of society, including members of the army and police who sympathized with the demonstrators. The repressive apparatus could no longer function as before either. If a revolt occurs but is not able to combine different segments society, it can not lead a revolution.

Even after the departure of Ben Ali, the protests continue. The situation that Tunisians refuse is not the result of one man? For

signs "Ben Ali emerges" signs were followed by "CDR releases. Tunisians are attacking the president's political party because they fear that one of his men to take power. But in reality, the root causes that led to revolt Tunisians far outweigh Ben Ali and the RCD. It is not enough to turn the president for the people earns his freedom and improves living conditions.

corruption, unemployment, social inequality ... What are the effects of imperialist domination of the West over Tunisia. For Tunisia, after independence, became a project of the United States.

What do you mean by imperialism?


Imperialism is the process by which capitalist powers politically and economically dominated by foreign countries. Western multinationals plunder the resources of Africa, Latin America and Asia. They find opportunities for capital they will accumulate and exploit cheap labor market. I say that multinationals are not buying as they plunder the resources at their fair value and the local people not benefiting from these riches. And this looting would not be possible if these countries operated, there were no leaders to defend the interests of multinationals. These leaders are getting richer in the process. They constitute the so-called comprador bourgeoisie. They have no political vision for their own country does not produce wealth and do not develop a real economy. But personally enriched by trading resources their countries with multinationals. Obviously, the people are the biggest victim in all this!

When you're a nationalist anti-imperialist cons, you are looking to develop for yourself. You nationalize key sectors of your economy, rather than leaving the management to foreign companies. This will create a national economy in the country and you allow it to grow on the basis of independence. That's what I call a national democratic revolution: national independent because of the imperialist powers, democratic as against feudalism and the elements reactionaries in the country.

However, Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, was considered a socialist. And during his reign, the state played a very important role in the economy.


Bourguiba's political party was socialist in name only. If the state played an important role, it was only for the benefit of an elite only. This is called state capitalism. In addition, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated all the progressive elements and anti-imperialist in his party. So that this party became the party of one man, completely subject to U.S. imperialism.

Habib Bourguiba , great actor in the struggle for independence, was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987


What Was Tunisia important for the United States?

To understand the importance of that country to the U.S. strategy, we must analyze the political context of the Arab world in years 50 and 60. In 1952, officers overthrew the monarchy of King Farouk of Egypt and proclaim a republic. With Nasser at the helm Egypt becomes the basis of Arab nationalism inspired with revolutionary ideas of socialism. As evidenced by the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser's arrival in power is a blow to the West because the Egyptian president's policy is totally at odds with the hegemonic Western powers in the Near and Middle East. Worse still: the anti-imperialist ideas of Nasser are emulated in the region. In Yemen for example, where in 1962 a revolution divided the country, the South becoming a bastion of Arab revolutionary movement. The same year, the independence of Algeria sends a strong signal to Africa and the Third World, the imperialist powers put on alert. Libya also note the Qaddafi coup in 1969. The colonel took power and nationalized major sectors of the economy, to the chagrin of the West. The same year, the Islamic revolution in Iran toppled the Shah, one of the most important pillars of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

short, at that time, an anti-imperialist movement defies strong strategic interests of the United States in the Arab world. Fortunately for Washington, all countries in the region do not follow the path of Nasser. It the case of Tunisia. In 1957, a year after the independence of Tunisia, Bourguiba was one of the first Arab leaders to send U.S. in the prestigious journal, Foreign Affairs. The title of the article? Nationalism best antidote to communism. For the United States who want to counter the influence of Nasser is a godsend! Bourguiba wrote in his article: "With the regard, Tunisia has chosen to make unequivocal its way into the free world from the West." We are in the Cold War. The Soviets argued that Nasser's influence grows in the region. And the U.S. needs pro-imperialist agents Bourguiba as not to lose strategic control of the Arab world.

Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956

Can we be both nationalist and pro-imperialist?

Bourguiba was a liberal nationalist with anti-communist ideas which led him to join the imperialist camp in the West. In fact, I feel like George Padmore Bourguiba Arabic. Padmore was a leading Pan-Caribbean origin. In 1956 he wrote a book called Pan-Africanism or Communism: The battle ahead in Africa. Like Bourguiba, he fed anti-communist ideas and even if he declared himself a nationalist, his political vision was largely subservient to the interests of imperialist powers. Nationalism served as a cover, their policy is far from being independent. Padmore had a great influence on the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, one of the instigators of the African Union. Its pro-imperialist ideas were able to spread across the continent with the result that we see today is celebrated around the golden jubilee of independence in Africa, but many Africans know they have never become independent. President Nkrumah himself later regretted having taken the advice of Padmore.

In Tunisia too, the submission to imperialist interests has quickly been felt and it turned out that nationalism advocated by Bourguiba was a facade. In the 70s, for example, the President has passed a series of measures intended to attract foreign investors: tax exemption on company profits for ten years, exemption from all duties and taxes for twenty years, exemption from Tax Income property values, etc.. Tunisia has become a vast workshop of Western multinationals in recent repatriation of profits.

Tunisia did she not still been some good progress under Bourguiba?

Yes, there have been positive developments: education, status of women, etc.. First, because Tunisia were the progressives in his elite players, but they were quickly dismissed. Then, because Tunisia was to be dressed in his finest dress. Indeed, this country played a major role in the strategy of the United States to counter the influence of communism in the Arab world. But what had you on the other side? Progressive revolutionary movements that had toppled backward and monarchies who enjoyed popular support. You could not counteract this movement by advocating a feudal system. Saudi Arabia has done so because it could use its oil money for that. But Tunisia, unable to rely on such resources, should provide some progressive image. In the fight against communism, it was supposed to represent a successful Third World countries have chosen the path of liberal nationalism.

But behind the scenes was less flattering. As I said, Bourguiba has systematically eliminated the progressive elements that do not follow his steps. The anti-imperialists who wanted an independent Tunisia both economically and politically, those who wanted to assert their own position in the Third World and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all were opposed. Tunisia has in fact been used as a laboratory of the imperialist powers. And what was supposed to represent the success of liberal nationalism has become a dictatorship.

When Ben Ali Bourguiba succeeded in 1987, he continues on the same track?


Absolutely. One can even say that the submission to Western interests has grown. Ben Ali was a pure agent of U.S. imperialism. In 1980, as ambassador to Poland, he even served as a liaison between the CIA and Lech Walesa, the union leader who fought against the Soviet Union.

In 1987, when Ben Ali assumed the presidency of Tunisia, the country was deeply in debt by the capitalist crisis of 1973. Moreover, at that time, the ideas of Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys were very popular. These ultra-liberal economists believed that the market is an entity capable of regulating themselves and that the state should certainly not interfere in the economy. The technical elite Tunisian largely from U.S. schools were highly influenced by theories of Friedman. Ben Ali then left the state capitalism in effect at the beginning of the era Bourguiba. Under the supervision of the IMF and World Bank, he began a privatization program much more massive than what his predecessor had already begun in the 70s.

What were the effects of this new economic policy?


First, privatization of the Tunisian economy has allowed Ben Ali and his wife's family, Trabelsi, personal enrichment. Corruption has reached a very high level, Tunisia has become a country totally subservient to imperialism, headed by a comprador bourgeoisie. Obviously, Ben Ali and his clan did not have many raw materials to selling out to Western multinationals. But they took advantage of the education system established under Bourguiba to develop a service economy. Indeed, the Tunisian workforce is highly educated and inexpensive at a time. It therefore attracts foreign investors.

Tourism has also developed strong as to become the mainstay of the Tunisian economy. Here we see the lack of political vision of the elite. Indeed, no country can develop its economy based on tourism if not first developed a national economic base. The tourism industry consumes a lot but reported very little to the Tunisian people. Imagine: while Western tourists consume hectoliters of water to bask in pools, Jacuzzis or golf course, the poor peasants in the south face of the drying soil.

But it's not just the farmers who have suffered from this policy. Overall, the social conditions of the Tunisian people deteriorated while the president's entourage has amassed a huge fortune. Everyone knew the regime was corrupt. So to maintain this system, the system should prevent any disputes. The repression became even more brutal penny Ben Ali simple criticism or even the desire for modernity and openness were not allowed. Such a situation could lead to popular revolt. Moreover, trying to monopolize his clan the wealth of the country, Ben Ali has also drew the ire of some of the traditional bourgeois Tunisia.


You say that political repression was very strong. Is there anyway today, opposition forces can guide the people's revolution now that Ben Ali has fallen?

Genuine opposition parties were banned under Ben Ali. However, some continued to exist underground. For example, the first Tunisian Communist Party could not live openly and organize like any political party in a democracy. But he continued to operate secretly through associations of civil society (teachers, farmers, doctors, prisoners ...). The PGWPP was able to form a social base and fired a solid experience of this period. It is exceptional in the Arab world.

I think two major challenges now await the opposition parties. First, they must come forward and make themselves known to the general public in Tunisia. Then they must organize a united front of resistance to imperialism. In fact, the imperialist powers seek to maintain the system without Ben Ali Ben Ali. We see now with the Union government National rejected the Tunisians, which is very positive. But the imperialist powers will not stop there. They will certainly seek to impose an International Electoral Commission to support candidates who defend to their best interests. It is therefore necessary to resist interference by creating a united front to build a true democracy.


Opposition parties are they able to overcome their differences to create such a front?

I know that some political parties were reluctant to associate Islamo-nationalist movement Ennahda. This movement emerged in the 80s. He advocated an anti-imperialist line and in fact, has suffered political repression. Why not combine Ennahda in front of resistance to the interference of foreign powers? Tunisia is a Muslim country. It is normal that a political force emerges with an Islamo-nationalist trend. You can not prevent that.

But each of these movements must be studied separately, with its own specificities. This was done by the communist PGWPP. They studied scientifically objective conditions that apply Tunisia. Their conclusion is that the Communists and Islamo-nationalists have been victims of political repression and that even though their programs differ, they share common ground: they want an end to dictatorship and the independence of Tunisia. The Communists have proposed an alliance with the Islamo-nationalists long ago. Of course, the PGWPP does not make Tunisia a Islamic state. Its political agenda is different from that of al-Nahda. But it is the Tunisian people who will judge these differences democratically. Elections should be a contest open to everyone. That is true democracy.

Precisely opposition parties gathered in front of 14 January to fight against the interim government of Mohamed Ghannouchi, a henchman of former President Ben Ali. A hopeful sign?

Absolutely, Tunisia is on the right track: all opposition parties banned so far have created a united front to prevent the system is maintained without Ben Ali Ben Ali. Also underline the role played by the base of the union UGTT. The head of the union authorized under Ben Ali was corrupt and working with the state police. But since the basis of the union put pressure on its leaders and members who UGTT were part of the transitional government have resigned. Although much remains to be done, democracy wins Tunisian institutions under pressure from the people.

Western powers opposed to that. They want to impose democracy in Tunisia where only low-intensity "good" candidates would be allowed to stand for election. If you look at the type of democracy that the United States enjoy, you come across Ethiopia. The U.S. government has provided $ 983 million to countries in the Horn of Africa for the year 2010. That same year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in office since 16 years, was reelected with 99.5 percent of the vote! It's even better than Ben Ali! The reality is this: behind their rhetoric in support of the Tunisian people, the Western powers continue to actively support many other Ben Ali in the world.

The United States could not they support other candidates pro-imperialist, but in the eyes of Tunisians, were not associated with the Ben Ali era?

It would be difficult. There is a part of the comprador bourgeoisie which was lésinée by the corrupt system of Ben Ali. But this elite is not strong enough control the popular movement and not enough grounding in the Establishment to win.

The United States had also thought of another strategy: a few months ago, while Ben Ali was still in power, the U.S. ambassador has visited a Communist leader in prison. Officially, a simple observation visit in the framework of respect for human rights. Unofficially, the U.S. anticipated the departure of Ben Ali and wanted to test the waters. Their goal was to get the Communists against the Islamo-nationalists, divide the resistance to imperialism to weaken more. But the Communists Tunisia does not fall into the trap. They are very familiar with the strategy developed by Henry Kissinger in the 80s in the Middle East. They published a very good study on the subject and know they should not take orders from outside or adhere to ideologies manufactured by foreign powers.

Why the U.S. have they abandoned Ben Ali? Had he gone too far in personal enrichment? According to a cable Wikileaks, the U.S. ambassador was very critical of the system of quasi-mafioso Tunisian president, organized corruption are obstacles to investments by foreign companies.

This is not the problem. The United States does not care about corruption. Instead, it is a key element of the system of domination on the U.S. South. In fact, Washington was aware of the internal situation in Tunisia and knew that Ben Ali would not be able to govern. The West must now ensure that the replacement of Ben Ali will continue to defend their interests. The stakes are high. The capitalist crisis is causing serious problems in the West. Besides this, China is getting stronger and now provides more loans than the World Bank and other imperialist powers combined. She even wants to buy a significant portion of the debt of the euro area partly because it has economic interests with European countries, on the other imperialist powers to divide, the EU is historically associated with states USA.

In such a context, the Tunisian people's movement, under the auspices of a revolutionary leadership, could establish an independent government and take advantage of this situation of a multipolar world. The imperialist powers fear that countries that were traditionally under his rule become economically independent, turning also to China. Tunisia could build relationships with the Asian giant to develop its commercial ports. And it would seriously question the concept of the Mediterranean Dialogue, this expansion of NATO to the countries of the Mediterranean that is not a dialogue but a mere instrument of Western domination.

Another country that seems to fear democracy in Tunisia and in the region, Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said shortly after the fall of Ben Ali that the development of democracy in Arab countries threaten Israel's security. This country often called only democracy in the Middle East, would he be afraid of competition?

Under a democratic facade, Israel is a fascist, apartheid state. In the region, it can not ally with repressive dictatorial states, led by comprador bourgeoisie that weaken the body of the Arab nation. Currently, these Arab states are rich countries inhabited by poor people. But if a democratic government in the full sense of the term emerges, it will increase economically the Arab nation as a whole. And this economic development will lead to an alliance of Arab countries against the state racist oppressing the Palestinians. Israel fears this course.

Moreover, there is a very big gap between the official positions of Arab dictatorships and the popular sentiment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since Egyptian President Sadat visited Israel in 1977, Egypt's position is "we want peace." But it is a position imposed by force to the population. And the current Egyptian government is not content to maintain peaceful relations with Tel Aviv. It participates actively in the strangulation of Gaza, while the majority of Egyptians in solidarity with Palestinians.

It's the same alignment of Arab dictatorships on Washington politics. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are allies of the United States while the populations of these countries are anti-imperialists. I was in Egypt when Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist in Iraq, threw his shoes on George W. Bush. The Egyptian population was celebrated as a hero. I heard of fathers wanting to marry their daughter with the reporter. Still, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is one of the most faithful allies of Washington.

Do you think the revolution Tunisia a domino effect could cause the downfall of other dictatorships in the Arab world?

70% of the population in Arab countries is less than thirty years and knows that unemployment, police repression and corruption. But all these young people want to live. And to live, they need change. This is the reality of each country. It is therefore not even need a domino effect, the objective conditions are ripe for further revolutions erupt.

People no longer want to live as before. But for their part, the ruling classes are they unable to govern as before?

course. And we see in Egypt today. There are police everywhere in this country. But it is impossible to control everything. A state police has its limitations and the Arab world have reached.

Furthermore, information plays a very important role today. Tunisians, Egyptians and peoples of the Third World are better informed through Al-Jazeera as part of an Internet and social networks on the other. The evolution of information technology has increased the level of education and consciousness of people. The people no longer a mass of illiterate peasants. You have a lot of very smart young people, with a certain practical sense, able to circumvent censorship and of mobilizing the Internet.

there in these countries the opposition forces can guide the popular revolutions?

Why Punishment is so important if these dictators were not in danger? Why the comprador bourgeoisie, so greedy, she would spend so much money in the repressive apparatus if she was not afraid to be reversed? If there was no opposition, all this would not be necessary.

the side of Western observers, many fear that the collapse of these regimes Arab favors the rise of Islamism. As summarized so finely Christophe Barbier, editor of L'Express, "Ben Ali is better than the bearded." These fears proved on of Islamism are they based?

Islamism became the condom of imperialism. Western powers justify their strategy of domination in the Arab-Muslim world under the guise of fighting against Islam. There are Islamists everywhere today. Soon, we shall find even traces of Al-Qaeda on Mars if it is useful to the imperialists!

In reality, the West has always needed to invent an enemy to justify its hegemonic designs and incredible military spending (financed by taxpayers). After the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the communist enemy is Islam and Al Qaeda who have played the roles of villains villains.

But the West has no problem with Islamism. It adapts very well to this trend in countries like Saudi Arabia. Moreover, he himself fostered the rise of Islamist movements to counter the Arab nationalism at a time. The real problem for the West is anti-imperialism. That's why he tries to discredit any popular movement in the Arab world who is opposed to its interests by affixing the label "Islamist."

Finally, it should not be very smart to think that the Arab dictatorships are bulwarks against the rise of religious fanaticism. Instead, these repressive regimes have led some of the population to be radicalized. Who could afford to say that such and such people have no right to democracy? In a truly democratic country, different political forces may emerge. But the bourgeoisie comprador ruling in the Arab dictatorships can not convince people. She can not even face to face. To defend the imperialist interests, you must prevent other political forces to emerge because they are likely to convince the people against a corrupt elite. The West has always sought to maintain dictatorships that served its interests by waving the specter of Islamism. But the Arab peoples need democracy. They claim it today and nobody can not go against these claims.

Source: www.michelcollon.info
          Copper Pipe Freezing Point   
Paris on the Nile

To keep a little of that light, sunshine and sweetness, columns, plant, tops and bas-reliefs of sphinxes, which dream ... I ' I ran Paris to find traces of Egypt, I found it and ready to smile sometimes, follow me!

the 17th century already ...
A Pierre Aubert, responsible for collecting tax on salt, the salt tax partnership building in the Marais a mansion . Built between 1656 and 1659 , the scenery is especially entrusted to the brothers Marsy. It Hotel Salé (5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75004), Picasso museum since 1985.
Two sphinxes (lion body and bust of woman), with front paws crossed . A garland covers the sides and nemes (Egyptian headdress) is topped with crenellated towers
(I admit not having seen such Egypt ...)
Here is one who watches!

Not far away, along the Seine , 2a Wharf Celestine, 4 th arrondissement, the hotel door Fieubet (Gaspard Fieubet, Chancellor of Queen Marie-Therese) is guarded by two sphinxes,
that as the left wing and courtyard garden on the back cover are from the time of construction and renovation by the Sweat and Vicott on plans by architect Jules Mansart Hardoin in the years 1676 - 1681 . For the rest, since 1857 the hotel is a pastiche of Baroque Italian-English.


Along the Seine - stop at the Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities destination, if the desire is there, of course! - You can reach the garden of Tuileries (75001), near la Concorde to find " the Nile," marble, by Lorenzo Ottone ( 1688 - 1692)

This Italian sculptor (1658-1736) is best known for its baroque statues religious (cons-reform) in Rome.

In the next century, 18 th , and a long way to go to the park Bagatelle (Bois de Boulogne Route de Sevres to Neuilly and Allée de Longchamp , Paris 75016). Sphinxes ... by two, before the castle (18th century Folly built by the Comte d'Artois in 1777 after a bet with Queen Marie-Antoinette) ...

Oops! these, the garden, are well suited ... Egyptian character really, is not it?

A pair, controlled by Lhuillier 1778 by Belanger, architect of the Comte d'Artois to the steps of the castle. Lhuillier subcontracted in sculpture at Philip Lawrence Rolland (1746-1816) and fought in 1781.

And ... Bonaparte and then the campaign and the shipment Egypt (1798-1801).
A fighter, Maximilian Cafarelli, General (Engineering) to the wooden leg , scholar and philosopher, who held a key role in preparing the expedition will give Egypt as far his talent to improve the protection of Cairo, facilitate liaison between Alexandria and the Nile, participate in the creation of the Institute of Egypt. Creations of bread ovens, construction of windmills, water supply, irrigation, urbanization, conservation of "objects antique ", etc.. its activities are manifold.
He follows Napoleon en route to Syria, attended the massacre of Jaffa, and died before St. Jean d'Acre: the failure of Bonaparte the end of the dream of the Orient!
Even if little known, a street named after him, close to Temple Street (75003)

Part of Toulon, the expedition took with her soldiers but also 167 scientists, engineers and artists Members of the Commission of Science and Arts: Dolomieu geologist, mathematician Gaspard Monge (a founder of the Ecole Polytechnique), the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet , Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, physicist Etienne-Louis Malus , naturalist Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers are part of the trip, the sculptor Jean-Jacques Castex ...
Dolomieu Scientists (since 1879), Malus (since 1879), Berthollet, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Monge have a street in their name in the 5 th Borough Street Monge constituting a sort of central axis.

Deodat Dolomieu (1750-1801), is recruited by the chemist Berthollet January 4, 1798 to participate in the expedition to Egypt. Upon landing on Egyptian soil, he undertook the verification of spatial data he had read in ancient authors, Greek and Latin . At the same time, following his experience in Malta he set up and monitor mills, grinding wheels, gears, flour and ovens for the manufacture of rolls of the army of General Bonaparte East. Urged by his friend Sucy, chief officer of the army of the East, returning to France with him, refuses Dolomieu, as two more months living in Egypt are necessary for the study of the Nile delta. This in turn will be captured in Calabria by Queen of the Two Sicilies. Stripped of its collections and manuscripts, it survives very painfully in a cell with almost no light with a few books he has managed to hide. This prison, as a criminal State in a dark dungeon of Messina in Sicily, will last 21 months. Dolomieu owed his deliverance to the military victory of Bonaparte at Marengo, June 14, 1800. Marked by his captivity, he died 17 months later.
It owes its name to the sustainability of mineral and rock that he discovered, dolomite.

Etienne-Louis Malus , physicist and mathematician (1775-1812) working to study Light . He participated in the expedition and became a member of the Institute Egypt

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822) chemist , hand in Egypt in the Committee of Science and Arts, where he joined the Institute Egypt in the physics section and was elected vice president. He was elected president the following year. He made important research on natron to enable it to develop his theory on the affinities. In 1802 he was appointed chairman of the committee responsible for preparing the Description of Egypt .

During the expedition, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , French naturalist (1772 - 1844) passion for archeology to zoology as well as because he found in some graves animal mummies. He studied diligently birds, monkeys, crocodiles
(in Paris it!)
and snakes of Egypt, collected many specimens and made many communications various topics. After the surrender of French troops (August 1801), he played bitterly to the English collections he had so much trouble to set up and managed to return them intact in France they are so rich that their inventory it takes several years


Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) was a mathematician whose work touches to descriptive geometry, infinitesimal analysis and analytic geometry. After playing a major role in the French Revolution, both politically and in terms of establishing a new education system, He is responsible for mission in the expedition to Egypt (1798-1799).

Jean-Jacques Castex , (1731-1822), sculptor and is part of the Expedition to Egypt.
In January 1799, he accompanied the geographer Bertre engineer in his trip to Fayoum and is part of the commission led by Girard, who share Cairo March 19, 1799 for Upper Egypt . He creates a wax model, reduced to a third of Dendera Zodiac.
He is still famous to be carved on the great temple of Philae , registration
"year 6 of the Republic on 15 Messidor / a French army / commissioned by Bonaparte, / is down in Alexandria. / The army has taken twenty days, / the Mamelukes at the Pyramids on the run, / Desaix, commanding the first division, / has on undergraduate beyond the cataracts, / where he arrived on 13 of Ventose year 7. / The brigadiers / Davoust, Friant and Belliard, / Donzelot Chief of Staff, / Latournerie comm. of artillery / Eppler, Chief the 21st light / 13 Ventôse 7 of the Republic / March 3, year of Christ 1799. / Engraved by Castex sculptor.
Pphilae
Castex Street is close to the Rue St Antoine and bd Henri IV (75004)

" County has all the sciences in the head and all the arts in hand. " said Monge.
Nicolas Jacques Conte (1755-1805), invented the pencil as we know even today, consisting of a graphite mine and clay inserted in a body made of cedar wood. He was also one of the organizers of National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts . He took part in the expedition to Egypt with the dual capacity as head of brigade balloonists and director of engineering workshops. As such, it has created and is creating all sorts of instruments and tools.
From August 22, 1798, Conte was a member of the first Institute of Egypt, commissioned by the then government to lead the creation of great work that the commission would publish Egypt, Description Egypt.
Street County is in the 3 rd district, very close to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Mentioned several times, the engravings of the Description of Egypt is exciting and always consult a reference. Do not hesitate, just one click! careful surveys that are the source of these illustrations are due mostly to two boys, Prosper Jollois and Edouard Devilliers . These two men, engineers fresh out of the Ecole Polytechnique, arrive in Egypt in 1799. Members of the subcommittee that studied the regime of the Nile and the irrigation system, they are much more passionate for ancient monuments they discover. Soon completed their tasks, they "devour" the monuments. "The temples of Dendera, Esneh, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Luxor and Karnak and Thebes, the ancient Antinoe" erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian, come alive in their pencils.

Enthusiast entry Bonaparte in Cairo, Paris gave in 1799 the name Passage of Cairo, and Cairo Street (75002) tract newly created site of the former convent of the Filles-Dieu sold in batches to the revolution.




































Here the facade of the building au, 2 place in Cairo (75002), of style "return from Egypt", unique in Paris tree and surprising! Oh! Beautiful Hathor!






















A fountain 'return from Egypt "Is the fountain of Fellah at 42 rue de Sevres (75007), right beside the metro station Lapwing. This fellah, it would Antinous, a young favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
A semicircular basin collects water flowing from two amphorae he holds in his hand. At the bottom of the fountain, a grotesque head of a lion. A Napoleonic eagle dominates all under the roof of the fountain.

Designed by Jean-François Bralle (1750-1832) and sculpted by Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet, it dates from 1806 .




Directorate on 19 th borough and at 211 Avenue de la Villette The fountain of lions Nubian . Built Place du Chateau d'Eau (now Republic Square) in 1811, it was renovated and transferred to the slaughterhouses of La Villette, where she served as a watering place for animals, when enlargement of the square in 1867. architecture was made by engineer Pierre Simon Girard (1765-1835), designer Ourcq canal, and the realization by the workshops at Le Creusot.
It has its place today at the Grande Halle de la Villette.


Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) decipher the hieroglyphics on September 27 1822.
At Pere Lachaise Cemetery (75020), it lies beneath an obelisk .
It is very close to his friend the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, who participated in the expedition to Egypt ...
friendly hands still lay stones and beetles ... double click on the picture to zoom , and look carefully on the edge of the base! Then the cursor on the back arrow at the top left of the screen in front of you, and click to go back on the blog!
the Père Lachaise cemetery if eclectic, there are also pyramids !























Between the Louvre and Opera, Underground station Pyramids


Seen in a window on the Rue de la Paix ...

Well no!
"The body of a goddess" of the Middle or new empire (2033-1069 BC), now in the Louvre, a gallery of Egyptian antiquities. Beautiful, is not it?


the center of the Place de la Concorde (75008) the obelisk of Luxor, offered to France in 1831 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, arrived and erected in October 1836.
Transportation of this monolith of pink granite, 230 tons and 23 meters tall, was an epic: it took two and a half years to ship , specially created for this event, arriving in France.


























Originally, the obelisk and its Twin carved there are over 3000 years were placed on each side of the door of the Temple of Thebes, Luxor in Upper Egypt .


The cartridge Ramses II ...


must pass through the Tuileries Gardens to meet a Sphinx on the intersection of the Quai des Tuileries, Avenue du General Lemonnier . It arrived in Paris in 1855 with the spoils of war taken in Sevastopol by General Pélissier. (source loisirs.over-my-blog.com)














On your way into the garden, you can cross this another sphinx, seated in front of marble the "Venus Callypige, after the antique" Francis Barois (1656-1726)

can certainly look back towards the Louvre pyramid superb which I do not dwell in deference to his architect, M . Pei who rejects Egyptian inspiration ... It's like you want!

To reach the Place du Chatelet 75001, just not from the bridge ... but along the Seine ... here the fountain of Palm!
Napoleon I shaved the Grand Châtelet in 1802, and there built a fountain by Jean-François Bralle, between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate his victories and give free drinking water to Paris .





Circled ring bearing the names of the campaigns in Egypt and Italy, the column the fountain is decorated with palm leaves that give it its name Palmier fountain.













The four sphinx crouching in foot of the basement, which feeds the lower pool, were designed by Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881), architect and collaborator of Haussmann, and sculpted by Jacquemart in 1858.



The Luxor is a cinema located in the 10 th arrondissement of Paris, built by the architect Henry Zipcy decorated by Amedeo Tiberi and inaugurated in 1921 located at the corner of Boulevard Magenta and the Chapel. Long abandoned (1983), it is now being restored .

(c) lesamisdulouxor.fr

Finally, the icing on the cake, then see the program of the Paris Opera! earlier Egyptian ...




Do you know that you can make a trip to Egypt on Blog
" Parisienne truant?



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15 - Philip Morrison of the Guest

Marcel Carné


Philip Morrison, our guest is an enthusiast Marcel Carné and his films. Marcel Carné this remarkable film manufacturer knowing harmonize poetry and humor Prévert with images and the brightness of famous actors like Arletty, Louis Jouvet, Michel Simon, Jean Louis Barrault, Jean Pierre Aumont, Françoise Rosay, Pierre Brasseur, Saturnin Fabre, Carette, Serge Reggiani
unforgettable in films like "The Doors of Night," "Children of Paradise," "Funny drama" and many others.


Play


And do not hesitate to go on his website: http://www.marcel-carne.com


          IVY BRIDGE G1620 Gloednieuw, tray, ACTIE op=op   
General information

Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Desktop
Family Intel Celeron Dual-Core
Model number  ?  G1620
CPU part numbers
  • CM8063701445001 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80637G1620 is a boxed processor with fan and heatsink (English version)
  • BXC80637G1620 is a boxed processor with fan and heatsink (Chinese version)
Frequency  ?  2700 MHz
Low power frequency 1600 MHz
Bus speed  ?  5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ?  27
Package 1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array
Socket Socket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155
Size 1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Introduction date January 20, 2013
End-of-Life date Last order date for consumer processors is Jun 26, 2015
Last shipment date for consumer tray processors is Dec 04, 2015
Price at introduction $52
S-spec numbers
Part number ES/QS processors Production processors
QDCZ SR10L
BX80637G1620 +
BXC80637G1620 +
CM8063701445001 + +
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Microarchitecture Ivy Bridge
Processor core  ?  Ivy Bridge
Core stepping  ?  P0 (SR10L)
Manufacturing process 0.022 micron
Data width 64 bit
The number of CPU cores 2
The number of threads 2
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 1 cache size  ?  2 x 32 KB 8-way set associative instruction caches
2 x 32 KB 8-way set associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ?  2 x 256 KB 8-way set associative caches
Level 3 cache size 2 MB 8-way set associative shared cache
Physical memory 32 GB
Multiprocessing Not supported
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
Low power features Enhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics GPU Type: HD (Ivy Bridge)
Microarchitecture: Gen 7
Base frequency (MHz): 650
Maximum frequency (MHz): 1050
The number of supported displays: 3
Memory controller The number of controllers: 1
Memory channels: 2
Supported memory: DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 21.3
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ?  105?C (junction)
Thermal Design Power  ?  55 Watt

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Caffe Vita is originally a Seattle roaster and has about nine locations, including one in New York City.  They recently opened this shop in an old storefront at 2909 NE Alberta Street.  The shop has a beautiful stainless steel Synesso espresso machine (Synesso is also a Seattle company) and a Probat roaster.  There's not much else in the shop, other than big sacks of unroasted beans and a few inexpensive chairs and tables.  I like their priorities.

You may see the full manufacturing side of the business if you come here during the morning, from roasting to weighing and putting the finished beans in sacks labeled for delivery to accounts all over town.  Below is the roaster, dominating the middle of the room and ready to be put to work.





All of the roasts I have tried from this place are impressive (a  bag of yirgacheffe that went way too fast is particularly memorable).  The espresso shots are well made.  The staff doesn't go out of its way to be friendly, but sometimes that's just what one wants: caffeine and privacy.  Here's their espresso service setup, in a photo taken during a sun break on a soggy fall day.



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          Siguiendo las huellas del cambio   

Son muchas las áreas en las que se tambalean las bases que nos han traído hasta aquí. La lectura puede ser optimista, para quien lo lee como parte necesaria de la evolución, o derrotista para los que se agarran a presupuestos que, y a la vista está para quien quiera mirar, quedan obsoletos. Los cambios no son fáciles ni todos estamos preparados para avanzar al mismo ritmo, pero la buena noticia es que cada vez son más quienes se suman al carro. Y, con emoción, al menos por mi parte, la imagen de cabezas cortadas y gritos al vacío va siendo relegada por las iniciativas a las que cada vez se suman más personas y empresas. No hablamos de un simple cambio de camisa, hablamos de cambios de paradigma que se están dando en nuestros días, como por ejemplo en el mundo de la psiquiatría, de la enseñanza, y en el que nos ocupa hoy en concreto en este reportaje, el de la ecología o medio ambiente. Todos ellos tienen en común la evidencia empírica de que hay bastante que modificar y actualizar, es un cambio bárbaro el que hace falta, pero como podemos ver, ya hemos echado a andar.

En las tres áreas señaladas son graves las consecuencias que estamos pagando, pacientes diagnosticados con patologías y medicados, hasta el punto de llegar a ser enfermos crónicos, cuando muchas veces son estados naturales y humanos, cierto que complejos, de los que se están beneficiando sólo las farmacéuticas, puesto que ya se sabe que podrían tratarse desde otra perspectiva. Más y más alumnos que amplían los índices de fracaso escolar por no entrar en los estrechos márgenes que impone el sistema o la irresponsabilidad social que supone, tanto a nivel particular como corporativo, las conductas comerciales y empresariales a las que nos hemos acostumbrado, dañinas y agresivas, tanto para el medio ambiente como para nosotros.

A este panorama, no demasiado alentador, llegan como agua fresca noticias como las que hemos registrado en este mes y otras que están por llegar. En mayo se celebraba la Feria de Ecología y Sostenibilidad en el espacio del Cabildo La Granja, en el municipio de Arucas. Por allí pasaron miles de personas que conocieron, participaron, compraron o al menos vieron y disfrutaron los más de noventa puestos destinados a promocionar sus productos. La variedad de manufacturas naturales, biológicas o ecológicas allí presentes abarcó desde la alimentación, el vestido, los cosméticos, las terapias alternativas e incluso se expusieron coches eléctricos y distintos proyectos que no asumen el fomento de la economía separado de la responsabilidad social y el bienestar de las personas. Todos ellos con un fin común, contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida y proporcionar bien estar. Tratan de abrirse paso en el mercado y compiten con productos a los que ya estamos acostumbrados pero que, más veces de las que nos gustaría, esconden una parte que muchos de nosotros preferiríamos casi ni saber.

Buscando la manera de sumar

El presidente del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, visitó la feria y declaró que cada vez hay más personas, cooperativas, grupos de consumo y vías de comercialización. Llamaron la atención los talleres de terapias alternativas y, además de los stands, las personas que asistieron buscando contactos y colaboración o información. Macu Aguilera gestiona la marca de productos ecológicos Poppy Olé, centrada hasta el momento en la producción de moringa, una planta poco conocida y tan útil en alimentación, agricultura y medicina que la han denominado como la planta de la vida. “Este año no me dio tiempo a preparar el stand y apuntarme, pero el año que viene aquí estaremos”.

Paula Díaz es una de las responsables de la empresa Eco Touristing, organizadores de Verode (Ver- Oir-Debatir), nombre del I Foro de Turismo Sostenible de Canarias. Un evento que tendrá lugar durante los días diez y once de octubre en el municipio de Agüimes. “Pretende ser un espacio de debate y reflexión sobre el modelo turístico de Canarias, ofrecer visibilidad a casos de éxito en las islas y fomentar la transferencia de buenas prácticas en el sector. Todo desde una perspectiva integral de la sostenibilidad, atendiendo a criterios medioambientales, socioculturales y económicos.” Así nos lo presenta Paula que, como Macu, también asiste a la feria con la intención de generar vínculos.

Hablamos con Alicia Mir, responsable del Trade Project en cuyo stand nos explica cómo surgió y en qué consiste su empresa. “Yo me dedico al marketing y lo que hice fue pensar en cómo, desde mi lado creativo, podía ayudar a los sectores más vulnerables. Decidí crear un proyecto de responsabilidad social empresarial y organizo actividades de voluntariados con las multinacionales. Un día al mes, llevamos a un grupo de trabajadores de estas grandes empresas a trabajar en huertos sociales y ecológicos, parcelas que dan los ayuntamientos a organizaciones o grupos en riesgo de exclusión social, además las empresas donan material necesario. Es evidente que hay personas que quieren ayudar y no saben cómo, entonces yo les pongo en contacto, les invito a que lo hagan. No sólo están ayudando a personas sino que están cuidando el medio ambiente”. Alicia lleva dos años de andadura con este proyecto y está encantada, pero reconoce que aún no se explica cómo, pese a que hay financiación, manos para ayudar por un lado y gente que necesita ayuda por otro, por temas administrativos y burocráticos muchas veces no se puede dar ese intercambio.

Entre los productos de la feria todos de comercio justo o ecológicos, también presenciamos productos de importación, sobre lo que nos explica Alicia: “Ahora mismo no hay un nivel de negocio que permita generar empresas que se dediquen a la fabricación y distribución de productos 100% ecológicos, salvando el sector agrario que ya está en marcha, por eso seguimos encontrando productos importados y seguimos en la evolución de lograr acercarnos cada vez más al concepto kilómetro 0 en el resto de productos. Pero si es cierto que nos permite ampliar la variedad y concienciar y educar para que haya más interés en general”.

Alicia se alegra de que empiecen a generarse este tipo de actividades y espera que el pulmón que están significando en la sociedad nos llene de aires nuevos y vitalice la circulación de este tipo de comercio más consciente y saludable. “El público canario está cada vez más abierto a lo ecológico y lo natural, en Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Sevilla se hacen ferias como esta y los que estamos interesados en cambiar hábitos de vida y hemos asistido, estamos muy contentos de que por fin se hagan aquí”.

Entre los asistentes se comenta que los precios de los productos que se ofertan no son precisamente baratos. Alicia explica que, al ser aún minoría y el trato diferente que requieren este tipo de productos comparados con los de gran producción hace difícil bajar los precios, pero asegura que ahorramos en enfermedades, gastos derivados y preocupaciones.

La psicóloga Inmaculada Jáuregui, que asistió a la Feria, nos ofrece un breve análisis. “A pesar de haber miles de personas, encuentro que en una ciudad como la de Las Palmas, a estas alturas podrían ser muchos más los interesados. Falta difusión mediática. Variedad si hay, aunque no son todos los que están, ni están todos los que son, considero que es positivo mostrar el auge de este tipo de productos pertenecientes a un mercado que pretende crear conciencia. Los talleres, las conferencias pretenden hacer ver al ciudadano la importancia de lo ecológico y de mirar el panorama de forma cíclica, de ahí la presencia de los productos de temporada. También hemos visto en los stands, que sí hay productos que cumplen con la teoría y otros que son importados, por lo que tienen que seguir vías de comercialización no alternativas. Esto ocurre también con productos que son manufacturados aquí pero los elementos con los que se hacen vienen de fuera. Hemos visto desde placas solares a ropa reciclada o hecha con textiles naturales, en general una comercialización de productos orientada a la salud, al autocuidado. Los talleres de bioenergética y los masajes estaban a tope, paradójicamente ha faltado quorum en las conferencias. Es un muestrario de un tipo de vida que se querría, orientado a lo lento, a la tranquilidad que ha surgido en respuesta al sistema fagotizador y destructivo que conocemos. La edad de los que estamos aquí es entre los cuarenta y sesenta años más o menos, y algunos pequeños que van con sus padres. El factor generacional está claro”.

Ahora falta saber si las administraciones están por la labor de apoyar estas iniciativas y facilitar, visibilizar y apoyar un sector en auge, que, por lo menos apunta a fomentar otro tipo de valores. Como decíamos antes, iniciativas no faltan, como la Semana Internacional de la Energía, cuya cita en Las Palmas de Gran Caria también ha sido este mes de junio. Organizado por el periódico digital energyHub.es y la asociación Fodes por la Semana han pasado más de cien ponentes abordando temas energéticos, posibilidades de autoconsumo, la energía fotovoltaica, maremotriz y demás aplicables en Canarias, la aplicación de energía sostenible en proyectos arquitectónicos, etc. Por primera vez, estas jornadas se han celebrado en cinco escenarios diferentes con conferencias y encuentros entorno a la energía sostenible. Además de en las dos islas capitalinas, Gran Canaria y Tenerife, también en La Palma, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote. Y ya en el mes de octubre, como citaba antes, el I Foro de Turismo Sostenible Verode en el auditorio de Agüímes. Por allí nos vemos, si comparten la idea de desarrollo sostenible; aquél que se logra sin perjudicar al medio ambiente y sin poner en riesgo las posibilidades de desarrollo de las generaciones futuras.


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          Calls for government to secure interim trade deal for motor industry - ChoiceQuote Insurance Services   

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          Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research   

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          The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit   
The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit
SOURCE

"...because Fatima is a very apocalyptic message. It says that no matter what happens there are going to be terrible wars, there are going to be diseases, whole nations are going to be wiped out, there are going to be 3 days darkness, there are going to be epidemics that will wipe out whole nations overnight (great culling), parts of the earth will be washed away at sea and violent tornadoes and storms. It's not a nice message at all." ~Fr Malachi Martin on portions of the real 3rd secret of Fatima
My oh my, we may be getting glimpse into how the Deep State will ultimately respond to the extreme scrutiny that they are undergoing. The Deep State is losing control of the narrative and they desperately need a game-changer. And the following may very well represent what is coming.

Bill Gates and the Discovery Channel are Promoting a New Show on Pandemics As a Threat to Humanity

The Discovery Channel is airing a show on July 6th which details how easy it would be for a pandemic to wipe out a significant amount of humanity. The content of the show is not newsworthy unto itself. However, when they bring the richest man in the world, who has made a large portion of his wealth from vaccines, come in and promote the show’s trailer, namely Bill Gates, that is worth noting.
Bill Gates is certainly no stranger to the subject of pandemics and it is interesting that he is featured in such a prominent manner.



If I wanted to obtain credibility on a widespread basis, I would not be selecting Bill Gates to promote anything that has to do with health, particularly in the arena of health administration. The old saying, “with friends like this, who needs enemies”, certainly applies. Please consider what Bill Gates previously did on a mass scale to young women in India. The following is from Natural News:
“In 2009, the tribal children of the Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh were gathered together and told they would be receiving healthcare shots. Even though the Gates foundation has the wealth to give these tribes access to clean water, sanitation services, nutrition and low stress living conditions, they instead push for HPV vaccines and call them “well-being” shots. The shot these young girls received was an HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck and administered by the state’s health department. The young girls, aged 9–15, were instructed to line up for three doses of the vaccine. As the months rolled on, the health of the 16,000 girls rapidly deteriorated. Five of the girls died shortly thereafter.
In Vadodara, Gujarat, another 14,000 or more tribal children were put to the test. This time the Gates Foundation carried out their humanitarian healthcare mission by providing the HPV vaccine called Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.
Giving no informed consent, the Gates Foundation coerced the tribal people on the belief that the shots were beneficial and necessary. However, when virus material, heavy metals and other preservatives foreign to the body are injected into young, developing women, drastic changes are bound to occur in their bodies. Having no idea that they were being signed up for vaccine trials, thousands of young girls were injected with these experimental vaccines purported to prevent cervical cancer.
Instead of seeing their health improve, the tribes reported numerous, bizarre adverse events in the days, weeks and months following vaccination. Young girls in India lost weight, appetite and stamina. 16-year-old Aman Dhawan had no idea he was even signed up for the vaccine trial. Soon thereafter he began to lose weight and energy, as the life was sucked right out of him. The same problem broke out among girls in Colombia, where the same vaccine had been doled out to the young girls there”.
Again, with friends like this, who needs enemies?

A New Pandemic Is the Fulfillment of Gates Self-Appointed Destiny

On February 28, 2013, Bill Gates appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and he was as candid as a globalist could be. On the show, Gates indicated that he has contributed large sums of money to numerous causes such as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative originally launched in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and UNICEF.
Gates expressed his love affair with vaccines and his clear intention to reduce the world’s population when he stated the following:
 “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Quite clearly, Gates is a devoted subscriber to Eugenics and depopulation. On his television show, Charlie Rose asked Gates the following question:

“You mentioned the five or a six year plan the new initiative has learning from old lessons and therefore, coming up with new approaches. What are the new approaches?”
To that question, Bill Gates answered:
“Well, we’re able to use new technology like satellite photos to see are there people moving around, nomadic roots. You know we see if when we go out to get all the children, if there’s some settlement areas that we’ve actually missed. We also put a – – a phone in the vaccine box they carry around that looks where they’re located every three minutes and so it has that GPS data. At the end of the day you plug that in and compare it to where they were asked to go, and you can see if you’re – you’re really covering all the kids.”
Gates is clearly advocating for an extreme Orwellian society that will be monitored and targeted for vaccinations that do more harm than good. The ultimate goal is depopulation, not saving lives. Unfortunately for the fate of humanity, Gates seems to know something ominous is coming our way when we consider what Gates recently wrote in the New York Times.

Bill Gates Writes for the New York Times

On March 18, 2015, the King of vaccinations  wrote an editorial piece in the New York Times in which he stated that the “Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic“.
Gates also stated the following:
“As menacing as Ebola was this past year, other pandemics are a greater threat to the human race.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic.
Of all the things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world…there are many things worse than Ebola”
Gates spoke about the deadly Spanish Flu and other epidemics which could (probably will) serve to threaten humanity. Frighteningly and prophetically, Gates is advocating for the United Nations should “fund a global institution” to coordinate the efforts to conduct mass vaccinations. Would anyone like to place a bet that the new round of vaccinations will be mandatory? The United Nations and the World Health Organization would be in charge according to Gates. After all, according to Gates, Ebola was terrible, but next time, “it could be much worse“.

Gates Has Already Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Can we only imagine the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $50 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola and this is just one small example of how Gates has positioned himself to enormously profit from a pandemic:

“When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an Ebola vaccine, coupled with the fact that the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI…”

If one really wants to get conspiratorial, consider that back in 2014 I previously published an article entitled:

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

Predictive Programming Supports Gates’ Prepositioning to Profit from an Engineered Pandemic

TNT is currently home to a very popular show known as The Last Ship. From a technical standpoint, the show is very well constructed particularly with regard to the military protocols embedded within the story line. The show is based on an engineered pandemic which sweeps the planet and destroys 80% of humanity. Interestingly, the show contains a sub-theme in which a group of people who are immune to the pandemic, ban together to try and form a “master race”  and also kill off the vulnerable at the same time as they try and enhance the spreading of the pandemic.
In the show’s plot a “vaccine” is developed as a cure. Bill Gates must be jumping up and down for joy at the storyline since this man virtually controls all vaccines on the planet.  Here is a further description of the show which takes on new meaning now that the discussion of a potential pandemic is taking place in combination with the Discovery Channel’s exploration, guided by Gates, into this topic. Here is a brief discussion of the show, The Last Ship.


In the first three seasons of the Last Ship, it has always debuted in June. I find it more than interesting that the season premiere has been delayed until after the Discovery Channel’s show with Bill Gates on pandemics.
TNT has chosen Sunday, August 20th,  for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. Also, I find it interesting that the show was renewed for two years which guarantees a 5th year. When have you ever seen a show be renewed for two years at a time?

Conclusion

If I were to don my conspiracy hat, which is easy to do when Bill Gates is in the neighborhood, it appears that humanity being prepared for the inevitable pandemic which will wipe out any real resistance to the Deep State.
What does this mean for the United States and for your family. Fortunately, the Obama administration left behind several documents which tells us what we are all facing and this will the future topic of these particular revelations. In the meantime, monitor your news for preliminary snippets of a coming pandemic.

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          Automation Engineer - PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, LLC - Elkin, NC   
As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a division of Vitro, has grown as a market leader because of our...
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:49:39 GMT - View all Elkin, NC jobs
          Production Operator - PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, LLC - Elkin, NC   
Must attain passing score on Select Assessment for Manufacturing test per Production Operator profile. Pittsburgh Glass Works is looking for several production... $14.78 - $17.38 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:54:58 GMT - View all Elkin, NC jobs
          Industrial Electronic Specialist - Leviton Manufacturing - West Jefferson, NC   
The strengths and weaknesses of alternative. This position is responsible for designing, producing,....
From Leviton Manufacturing - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:56:07 GMT - View all West Jefferson, NC jobs
          Toolmaker I - Leviton Manufacturing - West Jefferson, NC   
Will receive consideration for employment without regard. This position is responsible for performing daily metal....
From Leviton Manufacturing - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:40:42 GMT - View all West Jefferson, NC jobs
          CNC Machine Operator - Dynamic Machining x Manufacturing - King, NC   
We are willing to train if you are willing to learn, but experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus....
From Indeed - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:53:58 GMT - View all King, NC jobs
          Manufacturing Engineer - Genius Business Solutions, Inc. - Moline, IL   
) for solutions to make parts with consistent process capability, placing the correct tooling paired to the right machine tool....
From Indeed - Tue, 23 May 2017 16:57:51 GMT - View all Moline, IL jobs
          Comment on Commentary: Battery manufacturers want more from lithium, cobalt, graphite feedstock suppliers by Doug Marcotte   
Excellent article - very informative overview of the new energy battery metals with an emphasis on the 'processing importance', for example, of lithium, graphite, vanadium, etc, to enhance the end result efficiencies of the critical battery metals (energy density, charging time, safety, etc).
          Repair Technician - Mr. Appliance of Middlesex and Somerset - Bedminster, NJ   
Experience working on appliance manufacturers such as Viking, Miele, Thermador, Subzero, Wolf, GE, Whirlpool etc is required....
From Mr. Appliance of Middlesex and Somerset - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:42:11 GMT - View all Bedminster, NJ jobs
          Quality Engineer - DIRECT HIRE!   
WI-Cottage Grove, Experis is working closely with a premier and industry leading manufacturing company in the Cottage Grove, WI area on a direct hire/permanent Quality Engineer position. They look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, have a desire to learn and grow, and are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and b
          Quality Engineer   
IA-Ankeny, An American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains (axles, transmissions, gearboxes) used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment is looking for a Quality Engineer in the Ankeny, IA area. This is a 5-month CONTRACT position. No per diem available. Responsibilities for the Quality Engineer Review warranty information, priori
          Quality Assurance Division Manager   
WI-Deerfield, Quality Assurance Division Manager MPI Products in Deerfield, WI is a manufacturer of metal components for automotive, heavy equipment, and agricultural implement industries. We are looking for MPI is looking for a driven, proactive individual to fill our Division Quality Assurance Manager position and take our quality team and company to the next level. Qualifications: To perform the job successf
          Comment on The 6 Best AKs for the Money by Seth Burgin   
The Galil is a very nice nod & doff of the cap to the AK, and so is the Daewoo K2, which took the best part of the AK, and melded it to the best of the AR and the SKS. ARs were made in huge numbers but still pale in comparison to the Mauser 98 for being influential, and the sheer mass numbers made. The AK is the 20th century's Mauser. What other gun can I stash behind a locker, until the bolt is so frozen I need a 2x4 and a mallet to knock it free, then after that first round knocks everything inside loose, it runs like a raped ape? The AK is the ONLY small arm that comes to mind. Vepr has always been the maker of premium AKs, but companies like FEG, Zastava, and any East Block country made fairly respectable versions. I am still not a huge fan of the Chinese stuff. It's not so much that they can't make quality, as it is they choose not to, because it's easier and or cheaper. Their early steel was junk, so that factors in too. I'd love a Woo two with select fire. Someday, maybe someday, I can get a manufacturing license and strike a deal with the police to make some full auto stuff as "sample guns".
          The Manufactured Images of ‘The Reagan Show’   

Stuart Klawans

The new documentary film is both a valiant exposé and a victim of the president’s publicity machine.

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          MANUFACTURING GERBER MACHINE OPERATOR - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Health, Dental, Life, 401-k, Flexible Spending, Paid Holidays and Vacation. Burlington Medical, the nation's largest manufacturer of radiation protective...
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:22:30 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          MANUFACTURING FABRIC CUTTER - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
We offer Health, Dental, Life, 401-k, Flexible Spending Benefits. Burlington Medical, the nations largest manufacturer of radiation protective apparel is hiring...
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:10:42 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Manufacturing Process Engineer - PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, LLC - Elkin, NC   
A working knowledge of computer aided-design equipment and computerized processes is preferred. Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a division of Vitro and the #1...
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:49:42 GMT - View all Elkin, NC jobs
          MANUFACTURING GERBER MACHINE OPERATOR - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Ability to work at a fast pace while maintaining safety and quality standards. Burlington Medical, the nation's largest manufacturer of radiation protective...
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:22:30 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Machine Operator - Louisburg, NC - CRH-Oldcastle - Louisburg, NC   
Job ID: 112286 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and
From Oldcastle - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:54:18 GMT - View all Louisburg, NC jobs
          White Camry Hybrid Celebrated As 10 Millionth Vehicle Built In Kentucky   

Toyota celebrated May 29 the 10th millionth vehicle built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) plant, a white Camry Hybrid. In a ceremony at the plant, the “first” Camry that came off the line in 1988 sat next to the 10-millionth vehicle.  Speaking to a crowd that included team members, community supporters and government […]

The post White Camry Hybrid Celebrated As 10 Millionth Vehicle Built In Kentucky appeared first on HybridCars.com.


          Toyota US Hates Trash   

Yesterday was Earth Day, and every automotive manufacturer tried to put forward their green credentials. In Toyota’s case, it opted to reveal an interesting fact about its operations in the U.S. Since 2009, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) said it has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales […]

The post Toyota US Hates Trash appeared first on HybridCars.com.


          Toyota Going Green With Bluegrass Electricity   

Toyota believes a car company be a vehicle for change, a change towards greening cars and electricity production. The company said its Kentucky plant will soon be partially powered by green electricity. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. has teamed up with Waste Services of the Bluegrass to generate power from local landfill waste, marking the […]

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          Shipping Coordinator - Moulure Alexandria Moulding Inc. - Alexandria, ON   
Description _Alexandria Moulding is a leading moulding manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood composite mouldings in North America & the world and is
From Indeed - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:31 GMT - View all Alexandria, ON jobs
          Millwright - Steelcraft Inc. - Ontario   
Meeting the industry’s most demanding requirements, our Clemmer Containment division manufactures environmentally responsible containment solutions for the...
From Steelcraft Inc. - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:33:59 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Technical Service Engineer - Solvay - British Columbia   
We innovate, manufacture and deliver sustainable solutions to our customers in the mining, agriculture, automotive, electronics and industrial markets, among...
From Solvay - Fri, 26 May 2017 22:51:20 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Senior Maintenance Technician - Centra Industries - Cambridge, ON   
Training machine maintenance technicians and operators in preventative maintenance and advanced repairs. Centra, PCC, a premier manufacturer and assembler of...
From Indeed - Tue, 30 May 2017 17:49:47 GMT - View all Cambridge, ON jobs
          Cabinet Assembler - Fine Line Kitchens Inc. - Cambridge, ON   
Work off of architectural millwork drawings and specifications, millwork shop drawings and sketches, and, would be able to manufacture cabinets, counters, and,...
From Indeed - Tue, 23 May 2017 11:16:29 GMT - View all Cambridge, ON jobs
          Assembler - CW Kitchens - Cambridge, ON   
Kitchen Cabinet manufacture requires an assembler to work in a small team assembling cabinetry. Can use small had tools and a variaty of wood shop tooling....
From Jobillico - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:44:21 GMT - View all Cambridge, ON jobs
          general labourer - manufacturing - Frankor Capital Corporation - Cambridge, ON   
Assist machine operators, assemblers and other workers; Sort, pack, crate and package materials and products; Perform other labouring and elemental activities;... $15 - $17 an hour
From Canadian Job Bank - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:26:59 GMT - View all Cambridge, ON jobs
          Machine Operator/Assembler - PWO Canada Inc - Kitchener, ON   
PWO Canada is currently looking for experienced and skilled machine operators with previous experience in manufacturing (automotive preferred) to join our team....
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:31:30 GMT - View all Kitchener, ON jobs
          Production Assembler - PWO Canada Inc - Kitchener, ON   
PWO Canada is currently looking for experienced and skilled machine operators with previous experience in manufacturing (automotive preferred) to join our team....
From Indeed - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:36:15 GMT - View all Kitchener, ON jobs
          Quality Manager (avia simulators for pilots) - Amur-Point Ltd - Oklahoma, PA   
The Company is manufacturer of parts and systems for civil flight simulators for professional flight training....
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:55:23 GMT - View all Oklahoma, PA jobs
          Mentor introduces unique Valor NPI automated technology solution to ease PCB design for manufacturing   
...customers to establish best-in-class DFM practices while maintaining a competitive advantage to deliver quality products faster and on-budget." Product Availability The new Valor NPI release is available today. For additional product information visit: www.mentor.com/npi . Contact ...

          Industrial Electronic Specialist - Leviton Manufacturing - West Jefferson, NC   
Keeps current on industrial electronic technologies. This position is responsible for designing, producing,....
From Leviton Manufacturing - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:56:07 GMT - View all West Jefferson, NC jobs
          Maruti Suzuki declares price cuts as High as 3 Per Cent   

The onset of the new GST (or goods and services tax) regime has seen Maruti Suzuki lead the way to declare value cuts across most of its wide range of products. In a statement the organization has stated, “Maruti Suzuki India Limited has passed on the whole benefit of GST rates on vehicles to its clients. The ex-showroom costs of Maruti Suzuki models have come down by upto 3%. The rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior GST.”

Obviously the rate varies by state/area because of the differing levels of erstwhile local taxes, however they will likewise change based on the segment. Small cars under 4 meters long with petrol motors under 1.2 liter displacement will be less expensive by 2.5%. Comparative length autos with diesel motors below 1.5 liter displacements will see a 2.25% drop. While those bigger than the capped engine capacity, yet under 4 meters will be less expensive by 1.7%.

Cars or SUVs more than 4 meters will likewise be less expensive by 8.6% and 12 percent respectively. While electric cars will be less expensive by 7.5%. Hybrids though will be more costly by 13.3% and Maruti has likewise commented on this, saying, “Owing to withdrawal of tax concessions on mild hybrid vehicles, the cost of Smart Hybrid Ciaz Diesel and Smart Hybrid Ertiga Diesel has increased.” We await the model and variant wise costs from Maruti Suzuki and different manufacturers. While most have shown that the new pries will only be completely available to us by Monday, July 3, Maruti guarantees to give the updated prices later today.

The post Maruti Suzuki declares price cuts as High as 3 Per Cent appeared first on NewsCrab.


          Costa Mesa, CA Reason #194 Why Booking Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Lotion) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Costa Mesa, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/costa-mesa-ca-reason-194-why-booking-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-lotion-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827038.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Corona, CA Reason #195 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Anti-Aging Product Development (Creme) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Corona, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/corona-ca-reason-195-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-anti-aging-product-development-creme-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturing-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827039.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood West, UTAH Reason #192 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Cleanser) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood West, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-west-utah-reason-192-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-cleanser-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825864.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Skin Care Product Development (Moisturizer) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-heights-utah-reason-193-why-sourcing-your-happicom-liposome-skin-care-product-development-moisturizer-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wwwwasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825865.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Plant Engineer - Cabot Corporation - Nova Scotia   
Mechanical and instrumentation systems; The Process Engineer provides technical support and drives continuous improvements in manufacturing process capability,...
From Cabot Corporation - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:29:43 GMT - View all Nova Scotia jobs
          President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American”   

President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American” On the campaign trial Donald Trump promised to “set the stage for a great revival” for American factories – to “Buy American and Hire American.” In the 1st 5 months of last year under then President Obama, American manufacturers lost 24,000 jobs. Now n the 1st 5 months […]

The post President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American” appeared first on Live Trading News.


          Recall: LG Electronics Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards   
Name of Product: LG Electric Ranges Units: About 161,000 Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: LG has received 80 reports of incidents […]
          Recall: LG Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury   
  Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines Units: About 457,000 Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area. Incidents/Injuries: LG has received […]
          Recall: Energizer Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target   
Name of product: Energizer Rotating Night Lights Units: About 260,000 Importer: Energizer, of St. Louis, Mo. Manufacturer: Ningbo Sun-alps Industry Develop Co. Ltd, of China Hazard: The night lights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Energizer has received nine reports of the night lights overheating, including three reports of minor […]
          Tracing the Potential Flow of Consumer Data: A Network Analysis of Prominent Health and Fitness Apps   
Background: A great deal of consumer data, collected actively through consumer reporting or passively through sensors, is shared among apps. Developers increasingly allow their programs to communicate with other apps, sensors, and Web-based services, which are promoted as features to potential users. However, health apps also routinely pose risks related to information leaks, information manipulation, and loss of information. There has been less investigation into the kinds of user data that developers are likely to collect, and who might have access to it. Objective: We sought to describe how consumer data generated from mobile health apps might be distributed and reused. We also aimed to outline risks to individual privacy and security presented by this potential for aggregating and combining user data across apps. Methods: We purposively sampled prominent health and fitness apps available in the United States, Canada, and Australia Google Play and iTunes app stores in November 2015. Two independent coders extracted data from app promotional materials on app and developer characteristics, and the developer-reported collection and sharing of user data. We conducted a descriptive analysis of app, developer, and user data collection characteristics. Using structural equivalence analysis, we conducted a network analysis of sampled apps’ self-reported sharing of user-generated data. Results: We included 297 unique apps published by 231 individual developers, which requested 58 different permissions (mean 7.95, SD 6.57). We grouped apps into 222 app families on the basis of shared ownership. Analysis of self-reported data sharing revealed a network of 359 app family nodes, with one connected central component of 210 app families (58.5%). Most (143/222, 64.4%) of the sampled app families did not report sharing any data and were therefore isolated from each other and from the core network. Fifteen app families assumed more central network positions as gatekeepers on the shortest paths that data would have to travel between other app families. Conclusions: This cross-sectional analysis highlights the possibilities for user data collection and potential paths that data is able to travel among a sample of prominent health and fitness apps. While individual apps may not collect personally identifiable information, app families and the partners with which they share data may be able to aggregate consumer data, thus achieving a much more comprehensive picture of the individual consumer. The organizations behind the centrally connected app families represent diverse industries, including apparel manufacturers and social media platforms that are not traditionally involved in health or fitness. This analysis highlights the potential for anticipated and voluntary but also possibly unanticipated and involuntary sharing of user data, validating privacy and security concerns in mobile health.

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          Maintenance Manager - Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - West Chester, OH   
Is one of the largest privately held owner/operators of Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts in the United States. Who We Are:.... $15.50 an hour
From Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:49:35 GMT - View all West Chester, OH jobs
          Maintenance Technician - Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - West Chester, OH   
Is one of the largest privately held owner/operators of Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts in the United States. Who We Are:.... $12.50 an hour
From Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:43:38 GMT - View all West Chester, OH jobs
          Maintenance Technician - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Beecher, IL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:14:04 GMT - View all Beecher, IL jobs
          Service Support Technician - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:18:43 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          Regional Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:14:53 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          National Sales Director - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
Equity LifeStyle Properties is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Fri, 26 May 2017 00:52:33 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          Community Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - San Rafael, CA   
5 plus years of experience in a management position, hotel or RV preferred. ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home...
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:22:23 GMT - View all San Rafael, CA jobs
          Regional Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Allentown, PA   
Equity LifeStyle Properties is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:38:20 GMT - View all Allentown, PA jobs
          CAD Operator - Manufacturing Corporation - Newport News, VA   
Investigation into Quality issues that arise, as well as implementation of preventative quality plans to prevent future quality issues....
From Indeed - Wed, 10 May 2017 14:07:45 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Epta buys Philippines distributor   
ITALY: Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Epta SpA has acquired its longstanding distributor in the Philippines King Richard Shop System. The acquisition will enable Epta to expand its direct presence in East Asia, where it is already active in China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. With 20 years of experience and a staff of over 100 people, King...
           Nokia To Supply Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group With Advanced Wireless Networking Technology For Smart City Services    
Friday 30 June, 2017
Nokia to deploy LTE in 700 MHz band to support smart city and public safety applications in Hongkou district of ShanghaiNokia's first commercial LTE 700 MHz contract in China intended to make city services smarter in fast-growing area of China's largest city

30 June, 2017

Shanghai - Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications. Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia's JV company in China will provide the deployment and services.

The LTE network is being deployed to provide broadband connectivity for city services, specifically high-speed wireless links to video from cameras used for traffic control, video monitoring and analysis, and additional services in future. The network is based on Nokia's FDD-LTE solution and offers the data capacity needed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive video formats, including high-definition and ultra-high definition 4K, 3D and more. This deployment marks Nokia's first for LTE technology in the 700 MHz spectrum band in China.

In addition to network infrastructure, Nokia Shanghai Bell's global services team will provide services including systems integration, network planning and implementation.

The project builds on Nokia's strong track-record supporting smart city initiatives worldwide. It also highlights the progress of Nokia's strategy of expanding its customer activities outside of the traditional telecommunications sphere, a key focus of the company.

Ding Yong, General Manager of Oriental Pearl Digital TV, said: 'Nokia has been an excellent partner for these new smart city initiatives. Their LTE 700 MHz technology performed extremely well in testing and the strong local support from Nokia Shanghai Bell has been very beneficial as well. We look forward to our continued close cooperation to bring smart city services to the people of Shanghai.

Jin Jian, head of Enterprise & Public Sector at Nokia Shanghai Bell, said: 'This collaboration with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group is an important first step in efforts to bring smarter services to China's largest city and critical business and innovation hub. As a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions, Nokia is honored to play a key role in such an important project.'

Key facts:

LTE currently serves more than two billion subscribers globally today and is expected to reach 75% of the world's population by 2020.Low frequency bands, such as the 700MHz, allow for excellent coverage with a reduced number of base stations.With technology enhancements, LTE not only serves mobile broadband users but also delivers efficient and reliable connectivity for the Internet of Things and critical applications needed for public safety networks.

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About NokiaWe create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. nokia.com

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          DEVREESE: Benvenuta / L' Oeuvre au Noir / Un Soir, un Train   
DEVREESE: Benvenuta / L' Oeuvre au Noir / Un Soir, un Train by Frederic Devreese

This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

          Western Rivers Duck Train Scent For Dog Training No. 148   
Western Rivers Duck Train Scent For Dog Training No. 148 Features Formulated from the extracts of a duck, this scent is sure to keep that young retriever interested in bringing the training dummy back. Work your retriever 15 to 30 minutes a day with this scent and he will bring in all the ducks you take. Use on young pups and older retrievers year-in and year-out. 4 oz. Manufacturer: Western Rivers Model Number: 148
          Receptionist - International Window - Fullerton, CA   
Immediate opening for Receptionist at our Fullerton, CA Manufacturing Facility. Candidate must have the following skills:.... $11 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 22:21:28 GMT - View all Fullerton, CA jobs
          Train Track Router Bits, Set of 4   
Top quality router bits that meet the high standards of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. These bits are competitively priced while offering high performance and long life. If you are not 100% satisfied with these bits, send them back for a refund. These carbide-tipped bits let you create classic wooden toy train tracks, similar to the expensive store-bought track. Available individually, or in this set of all four bits. All have 1/2" shanks. # 23613Set of four # 23613 includes:Double groove bit # 26400 cuts both track grooves in a single pass.Single groove bit # 20953 is used for curved track sections.Male connector bit # 21472 makes projection at one end of track piece.Female connector bit # 27288 makes recess at other end of track piece.White Birch, Maple or European Beech stock recommended.Recommended track size is 1-5/8" W by 1/2" H; track grooves are 1/8" deep, centered 1" apart. See Rockler.com for a FREE Downloadable Train Track Plan!Router Safety Tips:It's easy to prevent mishaps if you take a few simple precautions:1) Rockler recommends using 1/2" shank router bits whenever possible. 1/2" shanks provide better stability with less vibration to produce a smoother cut and longer cutter life. 2) Make multiple light passes rather than one heavy cut. 3) Install your router bit so that 90% of the shank is inside the collet. Here's a rule of thumb: fully insert the bit, then pull it back out 1/16" to 1/8". 4) Use a router table whenever possible. 5) When using large diameter bits, reduce the RPM of your router; then test your set-up on scrap lumber. 6) Always follow your router manufacturer's recommendations.
          Re: Why Google is taking another shot at helping readers pay for news   

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          Business Development Executives 3D printing business - 3D FOREGOER - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Automotive, aerospace, engineering, manufacturing, automation etc.). Business Development Executives 3D printing business (additive manufacturing / rapid... ₹10,000 - ₹35,000 a month
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:06:35 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Lead Engineer - Mentor Graphics - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Mentor’s IESD division develops CAPITAL, a software suite used globally by automotive and aerospace manufacturers and wireharness suppliers to enhance their...
From Mentor Graphics - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:40:04 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Comment on The Super Auction III: E-AuctionExchange Collector’s News Cover by Plate Heat Exchanger Manufacturers   
<strong>Plate Heat Exchanger Manufacturers...</strong> [...]Every after inside a while we decide on blogs that we read. Listed beneath are the most up-to-date web sites that we choose [...]...
          Manufacturing Technician - General Mills - Covington, GA   
Mechanical or electrical capability/experience. The starting wage for a Line Technician position is $18.42 with periodic merit increases up to a rate of $29.39.... $18.42 an hour
From General Mills - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:53:52 GMT - View all Covington, GA jobs
          Manufacturing Production Tech 1 -Atlanta (Gatorade) Evenings - PepsiCo - Atlanta, GA   
Strong technical skills a must. Participate in Total Productive Manufacturing initiatives Perform required sanitation procedures.... $19.93 an hour
From PepsiCo - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:38:55 GMT - View all Atlanta, GA jobs
          CAUGHT ON VIDEO-----> CNN Producer Admits Russia Story is “Bullsh*t”---- Manufactured For Ratings…   
The manufacturing of FAKE NEWS from CNN, and it's all caught on hidden camera.
WATCH: Since the Inauguration, CNN has mentioned Russia 15,694 times. Here's why:


James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again : This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof.

“Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on.

So, I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.”

WATCH: PROJECT VERITAS VIDEO INVESTIGATION OF CNN ABOVE:



          United Adds More Routes With Polaris Seats to Its Schedule   
United continues to take delivery of new 777-300ER aircraft with Polaris seats installed, even though the airline has reportedly had issues with its seat manufacturer Zodiac. A few months ago we wrote that several additional international cities were expected to get Polaris cabins by the end of the year, and now United has set official …
          Production Supervisor - lean/manufacturing/supervisor   
OR-Grants Pass, Industry leading manufacturing company is looking to hire a Production Supervisor, this position will be on 2nd Shift Monday thru Friday. This opportunity will be located in the Southern OR area. Responsibilities for the Production Supervisor Supervise the activities and personnel engaged in manufacturing of products within their assigned department and shift. Engage employees in continuous improv
          Production Supervisor   
KY-Henderson, Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the afterm
          Chassé Launches Line of Sublimated Cheerleading Uniforms   

The new line of customizable uniforms from Chassé® uses dye-sublimation technology to manufacture one-of-a-kind uniforms.

(PRWeb March 21, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Chasse/sublimation/prweb11672894.htm


          NEW - Optical Process Engineer - Ranovus - Ottawa, ON   
Micro Welding &amp; Bonding Principles. This position requires a significant amount of travel to support Ranovus products at our contract manufacturing partner, and...
From Ranovus - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:50:23 GMT - View all Ottawa, ON jobs
          Pricing Manager - Hologic - Danbury, CT   
PROS, Vendavo, Model-N. Is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products....
From Hologic - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:54:33 GMT - View all Danbury, CT jobs
          Store Manager - Pharma   
Akesiss Pharma Pvt ltd - Thrissur, Kerala - for this job. Redirect to company website Store Manager - Pharma Akesiss Pharma Pvt ltd 3 to 8 yrs As per Industry Standards Cochin/ Kochi/ Ernakulam... Job Description Job Description Should have experience of managing store in Pharma manufacturing industry. Should be responsible in all store related matters. Good knowledge and experience in...
          Sales Representative - Manufacturing - Nationwide - TCF Bank - United States   
Established in 1923, TCF has maintained a strong foundation. TCF is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer....
From TCF Bank - Wed, 03 May 2017 00:16:53 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Vintage custard tin box clip art   
Vintage custard tin box clip art
Vintage tin box clip art: Harvest custard powder. Sole manufacturers W& D. Harvest, London, E.C.
          Austin Motor vintage ad    
This vintage Austin car ad comes from my "The Countryman" magazine, autumn 1951 edition. The illustration featuring street and Austin car is absolutely beautiful. I have only one problem with this ad: why there is no model name. I'm not a big  expert in vintage cars, but according to wikipedia Austin models list, this one looks like post World War Two Austin A120 Princess and was produced from 1947 to 1956. 

The ad says "Austins are ahead". What an irony, back in 1951 they had no idea that marque Austin will be used only until 1987. After 1987 the Austin cars continued to be manufactured, but under the model name and without Austin badge.

Austin car vintage ad  

Vintage Austin car clip art   
I believe you can use this images only for personal or educational purposes, they are not in public domain. All rights belong to their respective owners.
          Vintage Halloween Greeting Cards   
All this vintage Halloween greeting cards signed by one illustrator E.C.Banks and were “Made in Saxony”. Actual manufacture is unknown, but all greeting cards manufactured in Germany from the mid 19th century down to the 1920’s were under “Made in Saxony”. At that time Germany was best known place for early tinted and embossed postcards and greeting cards. 



Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring a witch with broom seating near the boiling pot  

Vintage Halloween greeting card

Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring two boys with Jack O'Lanterns frightened by the ghost

Vintage Halloween greeting card featuring woman frightened by the ghosts
Image courtesy of www.postcardroundup.com and PendragonFarm


          China Puts Hold On EV Licenses For Manufacturers, Quality An Issue   
As recently forecast, approval permits for new plug-in vehicle automakers (aka New Energy Vehicle manufacturers) have been put on hold in China by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The companies that have already received the licences to produce plug-ins, and thus qualify for generous subsidies, are also up to be...
          Group Finance Analyst   
Elevation Recruitment Group are pleased to be working in an exclusive partnership with a market leading manufacturing business based in Doncaster as they look to recruit a Group Financial Analyst. My client are looking to ideally recruit an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant who has a strong technical grounding coupled with excellent analytical ...
          Forge Auxiliary Operative x 2   
Position: Forge Auxiliary Operative x 2 Industry: Manufacturing (Medical/Aerospace) Location: South Yorkshire Job Type: Permanent Hours Worked: 2 shift system - Days 6am - 2pm, Afters 2pm - 10pm Salary: £8.74 basic + 12.5% Shift Allowance (Opportunity to progress to £9.70 basic once full training completed) An opportunity has arisen for ...
           Understanding the buckling behaviour of steered tows in automated dry fibre placement (ADFP)    
Matveev, M. Y. and Schubel, P. J. and Long, A. C. and Jones, I. A. (2016) Understanding the buckling behaviour of steered tows in automated dry fibre placement (ADFP). Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 90. pp. 451-456. ISSN 1359-835X
           A critical review on the manufacturing processes in relation to the properties of nanoclay/polymer composites    
Albdiry, M. T. and Yousif, B. F. and Ku, H. and Lau, K. T. (2013) A critical review on the manufacturing processes in relation to the properties of nanoclay/polymer composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 47 (9). pp. 1093-1115. ISSN 0021-9983
           The role of casting temperature in preparation of bulk metallic glasses    
Wang, Hao (2010) The role of casting temperature in preparation of bulk metallic glasses. In: 6th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials (THERMEC 2009), 25-29 Aug 2009, Berlin, Germany.
           A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study    
Goh, Steven and Thorpe, David (2008) A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study. In: 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2008): Towards Excellence in Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Knowledge Management, 12-14 Nov 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.
           In-situ Si/Al composite produced by semisolid metal processing    
Wang, Hao (2007) In-situ Si/Al composite produced by semisolid metal processing. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 22 (5-6). pp. 696-699. ISSN 1042-6914
          Re: Report: Samsung to use Solid-State Batteries for its Galaxy Phones within Two Years   

You are right. But clickbait isn't what forced Samsung to pull note 7 from the market, they realised that manufacturing was not Upto the mark and they had to save their reputation. If Samsung pulls this off quickly, Samsung is only going to go up. I don't really have much words but it's brand value will increase and if they make their phones perform better after 6-8 months of usage, I'll be sticking to Samsung.


          Re: Confirmed: OnePlus 5’s Display is Upside-Down – Likely Causes Jelly Scrolling   

Lol. No official support from manufacters(parents)


          Re: Report: Samsung to use Solid-State Batteries for its Galaxy Phones within Two Years   

But also most of those new technologies came from universities or other smaller teams, which definitely don't have the capability to manufacture in masses. Also there has never been time frame specified (or it's not so soon).
In this case the information comes from one of the biggest companies in this sector with practically unlimited resources. And they say it'll be ready in a generation or two, so I kinda have a bit more hope in this case.
Plus, the fact that both Samsung and LG work on this tech also tells us that something is actually coming.


          Comment on As sanctions take effect by tsv   
Terrible Journalism if I have ever seen it. Antonov DOES NOT make "Sub-level unsafe Airliners". To the contrary they are resposnsible for some of the most innovative and largest aircraft in history with proven safety and reliability records. One AN-148 did crash but this was due to it being flown faster the maximum speed it was designed for during a simulated emergency descent during a training flight. Any Aircraft can break up if it is subjected to higher G-Forces than what it is designed for. It is not realistic to compare this Aircraft to the AN-140 which was a much less developed Aircraft and clearly did have some Safety issues. The claim it is "dogged by reliability issues" is also ridiculous. A spokesman for Rossiya, who operates 6 AN-148 aicraft, said there is no doubt the AN-148 is a very fine aircraft, They would have taken more of them if the Manufacturer hadn't significantly increased the price. Obviously the Aircraft had some teething issues, like all new aircraft, but those in the know rate the Aircraft highly. The biggest problem is the cos of spares but if a significant number are produced spares will get cheaper. The article dismisses the chances of this contract being fulfilled but both Parties have plenty of motivation to get it done. Iran needs new Aircraft and Antonov needs new Customers. Unless the Iranian regime falls there is every chance plenty of AN-148's and AN-158's will be in the Iranian skies.
          Comment on How can I reuse or recycle charcoal ashes from my barbecue? by Karen   
Hmmm, something safe like asbestos? Don't assume something is safe just because the manufacturer uses it. Also, the ash will change the pH of the soil.
          It might be time for Tesla to get out of the car business (TSLA)   

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Here's a completely heretical idea, especially on the eve of Tesla launching its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 in July and the stock rallying almost 80% over the first half of 2017:

Tesla should think about getting out of the car business.

Crazy, right? This is the first new American automaker in decades — and investors are so bullish on it that even though it has made money in exactly two quarters since its 2010 IPO and sold less than 80,000 vehicles in 2016, its market cap is bigger than General Motors', Ford's, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Additionally, Tesla is really nothing but a carmaker at this point. Although it sells solar panels and energy storage systems and is building a massive battery factory in Nevada, its revenues largely come from an old-fashioned place: assembling and marketing cars.

But here's the thing: for a carmaker such as BMW or Porsche or even Ferrari, limited production, a longstanding perception about the brand, and generally high to very high to astronomically high transactions (I'm looking at you, Ferrari LaFerrari supercar and your $1-million-plus price tag), the car business can be pretty good. Not Apple good, but healthy double-digit margins are in order.

Tesla started out at this end of the market, selling expensive luxury vehicles to a well-heeled elite. If it stayed with this business, it could conceivably end up with a 20% profit margin. 

Tesla Model S

A victim of Musk's vision

But CEO Elon Musk wants to get gas-powered cars off the road, so that means Tesla has to attack the low-margin mass-market business. The Model 3 is the first shot. And there are 400,000 pre-orders, so it's a big first shot.

The mass market isn't really about what Tesla is good at, which is visionary spectacle and succeeding against overwhelming odds. The mass market is about grinding, unspectacular execution, day after day. This might be why Musk wants to see it taken over by robots. 

For the time being, Tesla has committed to playing in this space, and doing it with a product — an all-electric vehicle — that consumers have thus far shown little interest in. EVs now make up only about 1% of global sales. Tesla needs to move that needle and move it big time, and to be honest, the company isn't strong enough to do it on its own. Others will have to come into the game.

This is where matters get challenging. Autos are a tough business: capital intensive, with cyclical sales and a requirement that car companies spend a lot on R&D to avoid falling behind. The end product is extremely complicated and relatively costly — so much so that carmakers maintain financing arms to loan customers the money to buy products.

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A business for the nutty

Many, many auto executives would say that the reason nobody has started a successful new car company in half a century is that you had to be nuts to start a new car company. There are so many other ways to get rich.

It's not clear that Musk fully understood this when he originally invested in Tesla and later took over the CEO job. But he's learning now. 

Fortunately, he doesn't have to think of himself as the quixotic leader of a company that by its economic nature will destroy his fortune, perhaps more than once. Tesla could at some point shed its car business or outsource it and focus on more lucrative, higher-growth, less-capital-hungry enterprises. Solar could be huge in the future, and in any case it's been a rapid growth area for energy.

Batteries for residential, industrial, and utility applications could also be big future businesses. And I haven't even gotten to the software and self-driving innovations that make up Tesla Autopilot. They could be worth more on their own than Tesla's entire carmaking operations someday, especially if you assume that the data generated by self-driving vehicles is where the real opportunity (and riches) resides. 

Tesla gigafactory

Hard to change course?

But, you might ask, wouldn't it be hard to unload the car business?

Not really. For example, if Tesla builds a factory in China, it will almost certainly have to establish a JV with a Chinese company, meaning that effectively half the Chinese manufacturing business would be owned by someone else. A contract manufacturer such as industry leader Magna could assemble Tesla vehicles in North America or Europe. And given that Tesla is aiming to sell 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of next year, a competitor might decide it's worth it to buy up the car brand.

The bottom line is that we know where Tesla's car business is going, and it's nothing all that financially thrilling. It could be financially depressing. Almost all the company's other projects, even idealistic moon shots like the Boring Company (digging traffic-beating tunnels under Los Angeles) have the potential to growth more rapidly or establish entirely new markets. 

Perhaps that's where Musk's focus should be.

SEE ALSO: 'So, do you want to see the car?': The story of the day that Tesla stunned the world

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NOW WATCH: Tesla will reveal the finished Model 3 in July — here's everything you need to know about the car


          A trade war 'could threaten the success' of Trump's presidency but he might start one anyway   

China steel

Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game of chicken with international trade.

While he initially backed away from major protectionist campaign promises, including ripping up the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and naming China a currency manipulator, Trump and his top economic officials have kept up the "America First" drumbeat, insisting the United States has gotten a raw deal from a global trading system it played an enormous role in shaping. 

The latest point of attrition is steel, which has long been the subject of targeted trade disputes between the United States and China. Yet Trump’s aggressive negotiating tone carries a great risk that international trust will evaporate, narrowing rather than improving the wiggle room for fresh agreements.

"Protection is pernicious since it restricts imports and usually this triggers more counter restrictions," Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, told Business Insider.

In particular, Baldwin worries Trump’s evocation of national security concerns to justify the potential tariffs could have broader repercussions. Only 3% of US-made steel is used for military purposes.

"The National Defense clause however opens things up to basically unlimited protection and thus the Section 232 moves are potentially a new and dangerous development," he said. "This is not just more dumping duties of the type we’ve seen on steel for decades."

Caroline Freund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (where I used to work), says she’s hopeful industry pressure and economic reality is forcing the Trump team to rethink its more draconian proposals, such as tearing up NAFTA.

"I think what they’re looking for is a voluntary export restraint agreement, where Canada and Germany and whoever say we volunteer not to export more, a self-enforced quota that’s agreed upon," she said. "The manufacturing industries are lobbying hard because steel is going to be even more expensive."

"The problem is they’ve antagonized other countries so much, especially after pulling out of the Paris [climate] Accord — you could have gotten there with a carrot rather than a stick, you had have a better chance at a deal," Freund added. 

Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, was clearly taking the Trump threat seriously.

SEE ALSO: Trump is waging a new kind of Cold War — and millions of jobs are on the front line

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          MORGAN STANLEY: Here's why it makes sense for Tesla to become the next big music-streaming service (TSLA)   

FILE PHOTO - New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Tesla, the electric-car and energy-storage company, could become the next big music-streaming service.

Last week, a representative told Business Insider that it was important for its customers to "listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose." The comments followed a report suggesting the company was working on a music-streaming service.

And according to Adam Jonas, an equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, this would make sense.

Silicon Valley is interested "in the potential multi-trillion dollar opportunity selling data, content, and experiences unfamiliar to today's auto firms," Jonas said in a note on Tuesday.

"The potential total addressable market of such a bundled mile (utility + content + data) dwarfs some of the major end markets (PC, smartphones) that Silicon Valley currently services."

By 2030, Jonas forecast, Tesla Mobility — an on-demand service similar to Uber — would have about 2 million cars, and there would be about 7 million privately owned Teslas.

"Tesla wants to be more than a 'dumb pipe'" that moves people around, Jonas said.

The auto industry would be a "money loser" by 2030, Jonas said. However, Tesla would be able to monetize the time that people are spending in their cars, as it and other companies develop what he described as a "living room on wheels."

"These firms could cede 100% of the value of content to the likes of Apple, Alphabet, Pandora, Sirius, or Netflix," Jonas said. "On the other hand, they could say: 'Wait a second. This is our venue. Our OLED screen. Our speakers. Our HMI. Our seats. Our software. Let's at least give the customer a choice of using our own apps before we too quickly go the way of the pure handset manufacturers.'"

Additionally, the buying power of people who own Tesla's electric cars could be well-suited to the market for paid premium content.

Jonas expects that Tesla's peers entering the self-driving and ride-hailing space, including Alphabet and Apple, could also explore original content for their cars' passengers.

But these competitors are bigger and better capitalized than Tesla, meaning they could provide ride-hailing services at a loss and at Tesla's expense, Jonas said.

Music streaming is worth about $50 million in enterprise value to Tesla, Jonas estimated.

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          Second phase of 'Grown In Australia, Made In India' initiative announced   

Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) The Woolmark Company announced the second phase of its successful "Grown In Australia, Made In India" initiative during the Textiles India 2017.

The key campaign will continue to highlight the farm-to-fashion journey of Merino wool, growing in Australia before being transformed into unique fashion pieces in India, and champion both the woolgrowers of Australia and the handloom sector of India.

"The campaign aims to further connect brands, manufacturers and the government of India, present across the wool supply chain and this year will also allow consumers to join the journey," said a statement.

Chris Elstoft, Australian Deputy Commissioner; Aditi Rout, Trade Advisor-Wool from the Ministry of Textiles; Peta Slack Smith, General Manager, Australian Wool Innovation for Corporate Affairs and International Market Access; Arti Gudal, The Woolmark Company Country Manager India; and Shravan Reddy, Wool Ambassador in India, also spoke about using wool driving exports in the domestic market and encouraged this initiative with their support.

"The second year of the Grown In Australia, Made In India highlights the journey of Merino wool from grassroots to a global level, and is aimed towards driving wool consumption along with manufacturing in India," said Arti Gudal.

"The campaign will be a four-month-long project, starting from September and ending in December. Through this initiative, we will bring to light the different stakeholders of our journey -- the Kullu weavers of Himachal Pradesh, the wool shawl and knitwear industry and our collaboration with commercial brands who have endorsed Merino wool in India.

"We are proud to work with the government of India and support the local handloom and textile traditions, especially in wool. Their support has helped sustain India's rich traditions while creating positive employment avenues," she added.

Peta Slack-Smith said: "It is great to see the Grown In Australia, Made In India campaign receive support from the government of India."

"As Australia and India work in tandem and promote the handloom industry. Furthermore, involving the consumers during this phase will spread awareness about Merino wool's endless potential as a trans-seasonal and natural fibre," said Smith.

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          La garde robe Dacron 70   


A really pretty peasant/folkwear inspired collection by Dacron, which was available through Prisunic, the French department store chain, famed for its low cost products. It also got me thinking about some of my other favourite Dacron Polyester adverts from around the same period, particularly the commercials made for television and cinema viewers which were narrated by Ken Nordine, the American voiceover and recording artist best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. If you haven't seen them or heard of him yet, you're in for a treat on both counts via the two examples that I have included in this post. Lots more links to further information about Ken, as well as the Prisunic chain store at the end of the page too! 







                                                 





                                  The Stranger - a 1971 Levi's commercial, narrated by Ken Nordine.




                                             
Yet another, animated psychedelic gem from Levi's, narrated by Ken Nordine. Check out the 'Dacron Polyester' whisper at approximately 0:26 seconds into the commercial.


                                           IMAGE CREDIT & LINKS

Image scanned from Elle Magazine 23rd February 1970 with thanks to Brad Jones, Photographer uncredited. Further information about the Prisunic retail outlets here, Discover more about the heritage of DuPont (manufacturers of Dacron) established in 1802 by E.I. du Pont here. Further reading about the rise and rise of manmade fibre in the excellent 'Nylon - The Manmade Fashion Revolution' by Susannah Handley, published by Bloombury Books in 1999 here. Visit Ken Nordine's Word Jazz Website here. View The Eye is Never Filled, the 90 minute film directed by Ken Nordine (2005), which sets a compilation of his "Word Jazz" performances to abstract images here. Stare With Your Ears - part 1 of a short documentary profiling the 'spoken word' of Ken Nordine here. And finally, some words of encouragement in these troubled times - I Want You to Know ''You're Getting Better'' - Ken Nordine here.



          New York — Fashion's Golden City 1967   

Most other fashion industries of the world rely for solvency on the American store buyer: New York itself can import the best from Paris, London and Rome, and exacts the utmost in professionalism from her own fashion industry. The enormous demand in rich America has made New York the financial centre of world fashion, considers Cherry Twiss.





MINI-SKIRTED velvet doublet and orange hose photographed at the Electric Circus. Note: This particular photograph was chosen as the magazine cover shot for the seven page fashion report from New York contained within, but apart for the previous brief description which I found in the contents section, there were no other details included about it. However, I'm pretty sure that it is the work of the designer Diana Dew, which was available from the boutique at the Electric Circus. I've uploaded an illustrated example of her design from a print advert for the Electric Circus Store below, also from December 1967.




Muttonchop Dress in brown crepe and brown velvet by Diana Dew, available from the boutique at the Electric Circus, December 1967.




THE STRAIGHT SHIFT—another New York basic—is given a bosom-revealing top, by Rudi Gernreich, the originator of the topless swimsuit. A transparent caramel silk crepe bodice joins a lined wool skirt crepe skirt. Its lines are almost as pure as those of the suspension wires scanning the skyline of Brooklyn Bridge (Most shops ordered this dress with the bodice lined).



RUDI GERNREICH is so highly thought of that his clothes are donated to museums of modern art in the United States. This short silk apron dress, above, by him, the apron in a contrasting print, is supported by some of the ever-increasing youth of the Puerto Rican section of Harlem.




NEW YORK fashion is personified by the dazzling pink crepe dress above — dead simple and an obvious choice for the casually chic. It was designed by Leo Narducci, who specialises in the middle price range. It is coolly at home even in this no-women, no-whites atmosphere of a Harlem pool-room. The ''little dress'' is an American forte.





THE CONSPICUOUS EAST frames the long printed silk crepe shift above by Oscar de la Renta, the newest star in the New York design firmament. His design holds it's own with the ultra-violet lighting and psychedelic murals of the Electric Circus, New York's swingiest discotheque, in the East Village. The stimulants are drugs — the Circus is strictly non-alcoholic. The constantly changing colour films projected on ceilings and walls — stretched with jersey stockinette — and flickering strobe lighting give the illusion of being ''turned on''. Note: Although uncredited in the magazine, I believe this to be a photograph of the Electric Circus mural artist 'Louis Delsarte' alongside the model, surrounded by his work, on the stairway to the entrance of the club.




TUNIC AND SHORTS above, in wool, are by Oscar de la Renta, and typify the present classic's-can-swing trend of New York clothes. De la Renta's clothes are worn by the '''best dressed'' set, who like the Europeanised approach. These were photographed in the easy-going atmosphere of a Sunday game of boule in the Italian district.





MINI CULOTTES, above, by sportswear manufacturers like Ginori have invaded the American scene. Designed in brown twill, this whole outfit, from gaucho hat to the thigh boots, is clearly influenced by London. Only a confident pedestrian would take as background the intertwined overpasses of highways to and from Manhattan, the nerve centre of New York.





THE SHIRT DRESS, the New York classic stand-by, is softened and romanticised, above, by Donald Brooks in white organza strewn with organza tulips. The wind-blown look was caused by the arrival of of the half-hourly helicopter from John F. Kennedy Airport on the roof of the Pan American building, towering majestically over Park Avenue in the heart f New York. This service, scheduled to connect with Pan Am flights, speeds travel-worn passengers between airport and city centre in minutes.




AMERICANISED KIMONO, above, was designed by Chester Weinberg, whose clothes are an essential buy for hundreds of upper-income shoppers throughout the states. His reputation is based on his ability to create truly American designs out of ideas from all over the world. Doubly stating this dress's Americanisation is the blatantly Broadway atmosphere of the Fun City night-club, where scantily clad showgirls frug incessantly in large windows on the corner of Broadway and Times Square.



                                                            IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from The Daily Telegraph Magazine, December 8th 1967, from an original editorial by Cherry Twiss, all photographs by Horn/Griner. Hair throughout is by Marc Sinclair of New York, Jewellery by Ken Lane and Sant Angelo, Shoes by David Evans, Golo, Hebert Levine and I. Miller, Stockings by Bewitching, Make-up by Revlon, Gloves and scarves by Sant Angelo, model uncredited. You can view one of my previous posts which also featured the Electric Circus as the backdrop to a fashion shoot here and discover more about it's creator Jerry Brandt here, and on The Bowery Boys: New York City History blog here, there are several posts about the club and various other New York venues on the excellent ''It's All The Streets You Crossed Not So Long Ago' blog as well as 'what can be retrieved from the Grateful Dead's weekend at the Electric Circus and an attempt to look at the club itself' here. Discover further information about 'Louis Delsarte' the artist who painted the murals inside the club and on the stairway featured in the photograph above on his website. Another iconic and long lost St Marks Place landmark in the form of the Limbo St Marks boutique "the East Village clothier of the 'tuned-in' generation." here, And finally, some rare psychedelic footage filmed inside the Electric Circus club here.


          Whatever Happened to Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes?    
    

               Whatever Happened to Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes? 

If you were to browse through the men's fashion section of every other issue of Rave magazine from the mid 1960s onwards, I guarantee you would soon notice that the names Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes usually follow one after the other on a fairly regular basis. Much favoured by stylish young men about town, Topper Shoes were without a doubt one of the most happening footwear brands of the era. The clientele list included the British pop hierarchy such as The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces and The Who, as well as visiting international acts like Bob Dylan and Johnny Halliday...and yet, they seem to have 'almost' vanished from history. There is barely a trace of their legacy to be found online apart from the occasional Carnaby Street reference and a couple of interesting threads posted on 1960s/1970s style forums. Although in fairness, they have been name checked in several books and slightly elaborated upon in others through the personal stories of former customers, but there is no definitive account of the brand's heritage or any archival examples available all in one place that I am currently aware of. 

Topper shoes were already well established by the early 1960s, with three branches in London, one located at 68 Queensway in W2. and the others at 34 Coventry Street and 57 Shaftesbury Avenue in W1.  But they really came into their own when 18 year old Steven Topper, the owner's son, took the reins and headed for Carnaby Street. I don't have an exact date but he was definitely trading there by 1965, however, the earliest reference that i've come across in print from my personal magazine collection dates back to the 'London Swings' issue of Rave magazine from April 1966. Topper Shoes located at 45 Carnaby St is included in the poptastic illustrated Raver's Map of London along with a brief description of the shop on the next page.

By the following year they were featured in the Gear Guide a 'Hip-pocket guide to Britain's Swinging Fashion Scene' and while still brief, it gives a more detailed account of how things were progressing.  There were now two Topper Shoe shops on Carnaby Street, they were still at No.45 but also had a branch at No.9. The first one catered for men only, it was open Monday-Saturday 9.00 am-6.o0 pm with late night shopping until 7.00 pm on Thursday and Friday, with the range costing between three pounds to ten Guineas.  The other shop at No.9 had a 'beautifully cool interior in weird purply shades' it kept the same opening hours as the previous one but catered for Girls and Men..I've never seen any examples of their Girls shoes but apparently they had a wide and original range which cost from three pounds to five pounds-fifteen for shoes and from ninety-nine-and-elevenpence to seven pounds-nineteen and six for boots! All of the collections, which perfectly complimented the latest clothing for sale on the street were designed by Stephen Topper himself, and manufactured to a high standard in France and Italy.

According to Tom Salter's book about Carnaby Street there were a total of five Topper shoe shops in 1970,  i'm assuming at this point that he is referring to the original three that I have mentioned plus the last two..but then again, maybe not, perhaps some of the originals had closed and there were more branches in Carnaby Street or at new locations? It also says that the owner was a chap called 'Monty Stewart'...So, was Topper merely a business name rather than the actual family surname? While researching material for this post I came across a photograph of another branch at 146 Markham Street in SW3 (undated) and also a piece of film footage which features a Topper Shoe shop located on the King's Road circa 1977 but unfortunately the trail runs cold after that..Which leads me back to my original question...Whatever happened to Stephen Topper and Topper Shoes?



The Fortunes, suited and booted, outside Toppers at 57 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W.1., 1964. Photograph © Jeremy Fletcher .
          


                                          Early 1960s Topper Shoes business card.


                                          
The Raver's Map of London, an illustrated guide to the most happening Boutiques, Discotheques and Restaurants in the Capital as featured in Rave magazine's 72 page London Swings issue of April 1966...and Topper Shoes make the list!  The description of the shop on the following page says that it sells reasonably priced mod designed shoes, and that they always have the latest! Designed by Steve Topper, at prices ranging from £2 10s to £7.

                                                                     
                                                                               
A close-up of the Raver's map, According to this, Topper Shoes located at number 45 Carnaby Street is situated between John Stephen's Tre Camp (No.46) and Ravel (No.44), but in reality it was actually next to Inderwicks the Tobacconist & Pipe Specialist on the left and Ravel on the right. (April 1966).



A rare photograph of the Topper Shoe shop facade at 45 Carnaby Street, you can just about see Ravel, but the door on the left is clearly Inderwicks the tobacconist shop, which intriguingly also seems to be located at number 45 Carnaby St! (perhaps it was an a&b situation?). Photograph © mario de biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images. (1966)


Inderwicks, the Pipe & Tobacco Specialist at 45 Carnaby St, illustrated by Malcolm English for Tom Salter's Carnaby Street book in 1970. The company was founded in 1797 by John Inderwick, the original shop located on Wardour Street was one of the earliest tobacconists in London. They may have seemed out of place in the midst of the Carnaby St pop explosion but stayed put nevertheless, resisting several tempting offers on their lease throughout this period. The pop revolution actually enhanced their business rather threaten it, as curious Carnaby St shoppers spilled off the busy pavement and ventured in to buy their specialist tobacco blends, cigarettes and the long clay Churchwardens, Corncobs and Meerschaum pipes which they had been selling for 170 years. Above Inderwicks was the very first Aristos Boutique, it comprised of two rooms on the first floor, a small shop area in the front and a workroom in the back in which Constantinou Aristos ran up garments for girls. The son of a master tailor, he had graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1965 and with the profits from the fledgling boutique he soon opened up his second shop named Blooshp at 45 Newburgh Street, W1. He was eventually joined in the business by his younger brother Achillea, the two went on to expand the company, later renaming it Ariella in 1971.



Bob Dylan photographed by Barry Feinstein trying on shoes in Topper's (1966), He was at the end of a world tour at this point in time, playing The Royal Albert Hall twice while in London on May 26th & May 27th, so this was more than likely taken sometime on or around those dates. There seems to be a wall of fame in the background, perhaps made up of other well known celebrity customers, included are 'The Who' on Bob's immediate left, unmistakable in their pop art regalia.



High sand suede boots with leather linings to keep water out. Also in black leather and olive suede. From Steve Topper, Carnaby Street, London, W.1. Price £7 19s. 6d. (November 1966).



Brian Jones with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. December 3rd 1966. Brian is wearing a pair of two tone basket weave laced-up shoes by Topper.



The side and back view detail of Brian's two tone basket weave lace-ups by Topper, December 3rd 1966. 



All of the shoes featured here are by Topper.  Left: Shirt, £5 19s. 6d. Cape and topcoat for spying! Coat, £9 19s. 6d, cape £2. 19s. 6d. Trousers, £3 19s. 6d. All from Take Six, Wardour Street, W.1. Shoes, 69s, 11., from Topper.  Middle: Prime ministerial shirt in purple satin with super puffed sleeves, £2 15s. Black trench coat, £17 17s. 6d. Wool hessian trousers in charcoal, £4 9s. All from Adam W.1, Kingly Street, London, W.1. Shoes, 99s.11d., from Topper. Right: Aristocratic double-breasted suit from John Stephen, price 18 gns, 16s. 6d. Pink seersucker shirt from Paul's boutique, 79s. 11d. Macao canvas and leather shoes, 85s., from Topper. (February 1967).



Ian McLagan of The Small Faces photographed at home for an article in Rave, he's wearing the same style of basket weave laced-up shoe from Topper of Carnaby Street that Brian Jones has on in the previous photos above. (April 1967).




Harris Tweed suit with waisted jacket and turn-ups. It costs 16gns. at Take Six Boutique, Wardour Street, London, W.1.  Also from Take Six is the fabulous skinny sweater in bright green. It's got a purple band on the roll neck collar, and costs 40s. 6d. Completing the outfit are casual shoes from Steve Topper, Carnaby Street, London W.1. They're in red-brown and black leather. Price £5 9s. 6d. (February 1968).


In spite of this issue's slew of teenage worries, there's still just enough space left to promote the new summer range from Topper Shoes, these are from the branch located at No.9, Carnaby Street. Left to Right: Slip-on in hessian, Natural or Ice Blue, 59s. 11d., Cord boots in Camel or Brown, 59s. 11d., Lace-up in Navy or Natural, 49s. 11d., Canvas slip-on in White or Brown, 49s. 11d. All shoes are lightweight and ideal for the beach. (August 1968).




Signage over one the Topper  Shoe shops on Carnaby Street.





       

Topper Shoes, 45 Carnaby St (just seen on left next to Ravel) still going strong eight years later in October 1973. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).



               Topper Shoes 146 Markham Street, Chelsea SW3. Photograph courtesy of Sixties City.

         


The facade of another Topper shoe shop, which was included in a short news report for Thames Television in 1977 about the 'health concerns' associated with the fashion fad for wearing platform shoes! I'm not sure of the exact address of this branch, I think this is most likely to be the side view of the building rather than the main entrance, but it is definitely located somewhere on the King's Road. The precise number of the shop could be close to 59b, which is just seen on a door above the head of the interviewer for a couple of seconds at one point. I can't quite make out the name above the premises behind the Topper van opposite, but just beyond is a branch of Irvine Sellars' Mates boutique. Several interviews take place throughout the footage, there is one in particular filmed right outside Topper's with a young chap who seems to be fairly knowledgeable about the customer base, I can't help wondering if this is the manager of the shop or perhaps the elusive Steven Topper himself? I've also included a link to some footage of outtakes from the same film at the end of the post which provides excellent examples of popular street footwear and fashion of the time, lots of platform shoes, boots and wedged heels worn with flares, maxis and minis! Although, there is some discrepancy regarding the correct date via Pathé, who have credited it as 1970 this time round rather than 1977.




An interview outside Topper Shoes SW3, 1977. (No. 59b just seen above, on the door in the background).





                                                   Could this be the elusive Stephen Topper?




An example of a pair of Lace Up, Leather Ox Blood, Bubble Toe, Crepe Wedges with matching suede side panel - which were available from Topper's in Carnaby Street circa 1972/73, they also came in black with a grey suede side panel. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who is still in possession of a pair of these or who knows the whereabouts of a pair for sale, and also any other information relating to  Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes. Note: Also known as/or referred to as Steven and Steve, throughout various original 1960s magazine articles).


                                                                  IMAGE CREDITS
All images credited in descending order: The Fortunes 1964. Photograph © Jeremy Fletcher courtesy of Carnaby Street The Musical, Topper Shoes business card courtesy of the Mod to Suedehead thread on StyleForum, Raver's Map of London & close-up scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine April 1966, Topper Shoes facade 45 Carnaby Street © mario de biasi/Mondadori 1966, Inderwicks the Pipe & Tobacco Specialist illustrated by Malcolm English scanned by Sweet Jane from Carnaby Street by Tom Salter 1970, Bob Dylan © Barry Feinstein 1966, Just Dennis/Topper Shoes scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine November 1966, Brian Jones & Anita Pallenberg December 3rd 1966 Photo courtesy of Bentley Archive/Popperfoto/ and J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images, Just Dennis/Topper Shoes scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine February 1967, Ian McLagan scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine April 1967, Johnny Rave scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine February 1968 & August 1968, Topper  Shoe signage screenshot from The History of Carnaby Street archive footage, Topper Shoes, 45 Carnaby St 1973 courtesy of Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Topper Shoes 146 Markham Street courtesy of Sixties City, Topper Shoes King's Road screenshots courtesy of Thames Television via British Pathé. Ox Blood Crepe Wedges courtesy of the Mod to Suedehead thread on Styleforum. 

                                                 LINKS & FURTHER READING
Watch 'Eat The Document' a documentary film of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom directed by D.A. Pennebaker here. View the aforementioned outtakes from the Thames Television 'Platform Shoes' news report here. A review of Sympathy for the Devil - The birth of the Rolling Stones and the death of Brian Jones here. You'll find an example of an Inderwicks Shell Bulldog Pipe here. Participate in the Mod to Suedehead thread on Styleforum here. Visit the Sixties City website here. A pair of Topper shoes featured in 'The French Cut' over on the Film Noir Buff website here. Discover more about the early years of Ariella here. Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads here. And finally, The Buzzcocks wanna know Whatever Happened to? (well, quite a lot of stuff actually!) here .


          What You Need to Know About Operation Intern   
By Fargo Inc!
With applications now open for the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Operation Intern program, here’s what we think you should know about the highly beneficial program that’s been helping North Dakota businesses hire interns more easily for nearly a decade.

What It Is

  • Operation Intern is a program administered by the North Dakota Department of Commerce designed to expand the number of new internship, work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers.
  • The program has money set aside for targeted industries—energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based businesses—as well funds set aside for high-wage, high-demand positions.
  • The program offers private businesses up to $30,000 every two years to fund internships at their company. Funding rounds will be done this year, with each company limited to a maximum of five interns per funding round.
  • The maximum amount of Operation Intern funds an employer can receive is $15,000 per funding round, or $30,000 per biennium.
  • This year, the program is introducing something new and has set money aside for new apprenticeship positions.
What Operation Intern Pays
Matching funds under the program are limited to a maximum of $3,000 per term, per internship/work experience/apprenticeship opportunity. Students may receive up to a maximum of $6,000 from the Operation Intern program, depending on funding.
What You Pay
Of the compensation, a one-to-one match or more to the student is required. Compensation may include wages and stipends, tuition and fees, books, housing assistance, or tools and equipment. Documentation of wages paid and/or other compensation provided must be maintained by the employer and made available upon request.

Who It’s For

The employer is responsible for selecting and hiring the new student. To qualify, the internship position must be related to the student’s program of study unless they are a high school student. Employers must select a student who is either:
  • A high school junior or senior
  • Enrolled in a North Dakota college or university and taking at least six credits during the internship or the semester prior to the internship
  • A student enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program
All internship, work experience, and apprenticeship experiences should provide opportunities for the student to develop patterns of professional behavior and skills, apply academic knowledge to work situations, and be related to the student’s field of study or career goals.
The program may, on a case-by-case basis, approve the subsidization of a student enrolled in a college or university located outside of the state. Reasons for approving an out-of-state student may include:
  • The course-of-study not being provided by a North Dakota college or university
  • North Dakota high school graduate who is attending an out-of-state school
An employer can select the intern of their choice, but they should be aware that they might not qualify for the program.
It is recommended that the student be:
  • A U.S. citizen or have permanent legal immigration status
  • In a program of study at least two years in length
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5
Priority is given to new startups, companies that haven’t participated in the program, and new internship or apprenticeship programs.

How to Apply

This biennium will have 2 funding rounds:
  • First round: May 29, 2017 – March 31, 2018
    – Applications accepted May 1 – May 19, 2017
    – Any funds not used in that timeframe will be released and added to funding for second round
  • Second round: May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
    – Applications accepted from March 26 – April 13, 2018
Companies may apply for maximum number of interns each round.
Targeted industries will be eligible for 60 percent of funding, high-wage, high-demand occupations eligible for 20 percent and new apprenticeship positions the final 20 percent.
Where to post your internship opening: To participate in the Operation Intern program, fill out the application. You will be notified after the funding round closes as to whether you have been approved.

If you are approved, your organization will be mailed a letter of agreement. A signed copy of the letter of Agreement, a company W9 and a student application form need to be returned within two week’s of the intern’s start date.

All current and potential employers are encouraged to visit the Operation Intern website to learn about all changes to the program for 2017-19.

Any and all questions, issues and inquiries pertaining to Operation Intern can be directed to:

Jennifer ?Dahl 

Coordinator?-? Operation? Intern
North Dakota Department of Commerce
701-328-7268
OpIntern@ND.gov

What you Need to Know About Operation Intern - Fargo Inc!

 

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          Making It: Manufacturers Confident About Future of Industry   
By Grand Forks Herald
Manufacturing is on an upward trend both in North Dakota and Minnesota, and regional companies say they are confident the sector has a bright future.

There were 319,000 manufacturing jobs in Minnesota as of Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). A 2014 study from the department projected jobs would drop from 312,000 jobs in 2014 to 297,500 jobs in 2024, but for now, it appears Minnesota has been adding jobs in the sector.

"We actually have not seen a downturn since 2014," DEED spokesman Monte Hanson said, adding Minnesota's rate of adding jobs year over year is 0.9 percent versus the national average of 0.5 percent. "We are almost double the national rate."

North Dakota had 24,100 manufacturing jobs as of May, according to Job Service North Dakota. Though that was a slight drop from last year at that time—24,500 jobs—Job Service expects the industry to grow slightly through 2024—the annual rate should be 0.6 percent.

On top of that, manufacturers, at least in Minnesota, are confident about the future of the industry. A DEED study released in January stated 90 percent of the respondents expect production levels will increase or stay the same this year. That's compared with 86 percent for 2016.

"For the most part, the outlook is bright," Paul Eidenschink, chief operations officer for North Dakota manufacturer Steffes, said of the manufacturing industry. "I think there are lots of opportunities."

By the numbers

About one in nine workers in Minnesota are employed in manufacturing, according to DEED. The industry produced 16 percent of the state's gross domestic product in 2015, making it the second largest industry in the state, the economic department said.

On the west side of the Red River, manufacturing makes up about 5.8 percent of North Dakota's GDP, said Andy Peterson, president and CEO of the Greater North Dakota Chamber.

"It is something that North Dakota should put more emphasis into," he said, adding there is room to grow.

Manufacturing isn't as widespread as North Dakota's top industries—the energy sector, agriculture and tourism. Peterson said the state has the opportunity to change that.

Still, it's an industry that can complement the state's top sectors.

While there are manufacturing jobs across the state, the majority seem to be concentrated in the Red River Valley, with Cass County being the only one that beats out Grand Forks County for the number of jobs—Cass County had about four times the manufacturing jobs of Grand Forks County in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Job Service.

In Grand Forks County, which on average had 2,352 manufacturing jobs last year, companies like Steffes have expanded in recent years. The company is a staple in Dickinson, N.D., where it was founded about 45 years ago.

Steffes has manufactured snowmobile skis, hopper bottom storage bins and furniture frames in the past, but as the oil boom got underway it began building products for the energy sector. In the last five years, it decided to buy two facilities in Grand Forks, where it now produces a variety of products, including oilfield skids that separate gas from oil, pressure vessels, flare equipment and agricultural products through manufacturing contracts.

Eidenschink said Steffes tends to adjust what it manufactures depending on demand. For example, in 2014, it sold its oil tank facility in Dickinson to Worthington Industries, and in 2013, it produced its first modular treater skid.

"We think of ourselves as an innovation company," he said. "Our goal, of course, is to meet the needs of our customers, to solve problems for them to make them more successful."

Challenges

The manufacturing sector has faced challenges in the past, particularly during the recession. At the low point in 2010, Minnesota dropped down to 288,300 jobs in the sector, Hanson said.

Steffes lost employees as well when the oil boom started to dwindle, Eidenschink said, but he noted growth and innovation has helped the company return to its 2014 numbers. He said the company has about 320 employees and wants to hire 35 to 40 people this year.

One challenge that manufacturers could face in the coming years is worker availability, especially as baby boomers begin to retire.

It's a concern shared by manufacturers in Minnesota as well, according to a report from manufacturing magazine Enterprise Minnesota. A poll conducted by Meeting Street Research, which is cited in the magazine, suggests 68 percent of manufacturing respondents in Minnesota found it difficult to attract qualified candidates to fill vacancies.

"There is a shift in our educational system away from the industrial arts programs," Eidenschink said. "There is a great unmet need for technical skills in manufacturing. There are some predictions that there are going to be about 2 million jobs that go unfilled in the next few years because the baby boomers are retiring."

Still, industry and economic leaders still feel manufacturing is heading in the right direction, both nationally and locally.

"I don't think it gets the bulk of the attention that does go to agriculture and energy, but it is a wonderful place to do business in because often manufacturers are supporting those industries," Eidenschink said of manufacturing in North Dakota.

Making It: Manufacturers Confident About Future of Industry - Grand Forks Herald

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          North Dakota Industrial Commission Supports New Renewable Energy Projects   
By Industrial Commission of North Dakota
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved $1,125,000 in research and development grants for three renewable energy projects. The projects involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
 
The Legislature established the renewable energy grant program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.
 
In a joint statement, the Industrial Commission stated, “These projects continue the state’s research efforts to identify all the available energy sources that will move North Dakota’s economy forward. In addition to the research being done in North Dakota these projects will involve companies engaged in the state’s manufacturing sector.” The North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, as chairman, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, oversees the Renewable Energy Program.
 
Projects include:
 
Portable Solar Array Modules
Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,000,000
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop and commercialize transportable solar power generation modules capable of delivering up to 1 kilowatt for remote military installations, emergency shelters and camps, and a variety of commercial uses.  The project aims to eliminate the fuel requirement and noise associated with standard electromechanical power generation, as well as reducing the life cycle cost. Manufacturing will occur at Chiptronics in Dunseith. With this project, Packet Digital expects to add two to four jobs in the first year, increasing to 6-10 in the next few years. Chiptronics also expects to add four to five jobs to support the manufacturing. 
 
A Novel Approach to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Residential Homes
Terra Labs - Horace
Total project costs: $1,461,664
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop a community heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy and heat pumps to provide affordable and efficient energy for a residential community to be built in Horace.  The system will be owned by the city of Horace.  Cost savings will be realized through joint trenching with the water main along with shared heating and engineering design in the well field.
 
Solar Soaring Power Manager Phase III
Submitted by: Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,250,000
Amount awarded: $125,000
 
The overall goal of this project is to create a solar soaring power management system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to initially double fly times and ultimately provide unlimited endurance powered by solar energy. Packet Digital is partnering with other North Dakota entities, including c2renew and Chiptronics, to develop the molds and materials needed for the manufacturing of the UAS in North Dakota. Packet Digital previously received $375,000 for this project. The award was increased by $125,000 from $375,000 to $500,000.
 

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Karlene Fine (701-328-3722) or Andrea Holl Pfennig (701-328-5300) or visit www.nd.gov/ndic/renew-infopage.htm.  

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Research ND Funding Requests Totaling $473,983   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants for $473,983 at its meeting held Friday May 22, 2017.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms can leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in partnership with Comfort King was awarded $32,000 to study the relationship between ergonomic data, material and manufacturing processes. This information will be used to customize its manufacturing process to each individual customer’s needs and provide greater sleep quality. 
  • UND Office of Research and Economic Development in partnership with SkySkopes, Inc. was awarded $441,983 to use small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) equipped with thermal sensors to collect energy audit data on buildings on all North Dakota University System buildings. That data will then be converted into actionable information that will allow the partner to perform rapid analysis of thermal images and assess costs of thermal leaks in heated buildings.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,122,875 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for five projects totaling $1,122,875 at its monthly board meeting held in April.
 
The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and export service companies.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Advanced Business Solutions, (Fargo) was awarded a $200,000 loan to finance working capital needs for an expansion project. The company provides web based subscription service for advisors to use and implement to address the issues of profitability and cash flow.
 
BioMagnetic Sciences, (Wahpeton) was awarded a $350,000 loan to finance working capital needs for an expansion project. BioMagnetic Sciences is a medical device company with products to treat osteoarthritis.
 
PHR Plus, (Fargo) was awarded a $250,000 loan to finance working capital needs for an expansion project.  PHR Plus is a digital health company that assists individuals to manage their health and medical information, and partners with organizations to power their population health programs.
 
Bright Futures Learning, (Fargo) was awarded $100,000 loan to be used to support planned growth. Bright Futures Learning is a new daycare center.
 
Skid-Lift, (Fargo) was awarded a $222,875 loan as a part of a total funding package with Bank Forward and Bank of North Dakota; to fund the purchase of equipment, office remodel, and repayment of royalties. The company produces a scissor lift used with a skid-steer.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $2.75 Million   
By ND Commerce
Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for five projects totaling $2,750,000 at its monthly board meeting held in February.
 
The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and export service companies.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
ZuluFly, LLC, (Fargo) was awarded a $350,000 loan to finance working capital needs. The company is a developer of real-time locating system and radio-frequency identification software solutions.
 
CoSchedule, LLC, (Bismarck) was awarded a $1,000,000 loan to finance working capital needs, equipment purchases and improvements needed to be made by the company based upon its planned expansion. CoSchedule develops software used in social media markets.
 
Plains Mobile, Inc., (Linton) was awarded a $400,000 loan to finance working capital needs, equipment purchases and improvements needed to be made by the company based upon its planned expansion. The company develops an integrated cloud-based software aimed at simplifying business systems that interact with people, equipment and mobile devices.
 
BotLink, LLC, (Fargo) was awarded $500,000 loan to be used to support planned growth. BotLink develops software and hardware for fully integrated operations platforms that combines real-time date delivery, control and safety.
 
Valley City-Barnes County Development Corporation, (Valley City) was awarded a $500,000 loan to assist with workforce training for Eagle Creek Software Services.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   
By USNews.com

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

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          North Dakota Ranks #5 in Best States for Business   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota was ranked the 5th best state for business according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. study. North Dakota ranked 11th in 2016 and 9th in 2015.
 
To determine the best and worst states for business, 24/7 Wall St. compiled 47 measures into eight categories: economic conditions, business costs, state infrastructure, the availability and skill level of the workforce, quality of life, regulations, technology and innovation, and cost of living.

“North Dakota continues to showcase that it offers a business-friendly environment by creating vibrant communities and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens,” Governor Doug Burgum said. “Being recognized by 24/7 Wall St. only goes to support that North Dakota is a great place for businesses and career seekers alike. The entrepreneurs and innovators creating jobs in value-added agriculture, energy, manufacturing and technology sectors continue to drive our state’s economy forward, and we’re doing our part to ensure that North Dakota can compete and thrive in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive global economy.”
 
The top four states were: Utah, Massachusetts, Idaho and Colorado.
 
The study states: “For the many Americans who relocated to North Dakota during the oil boom, the move was likely made easier by the state’s low cost of living. Goods and services cost 92 cents on the dollar in North Dakota compared to the nation as a whole, and the state’s median homeownership expenses amount to just 17.5% of household income — a smaller share than in any state other than West Virginia.”
 
North Dakota’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annual growth rate of 7.7 percent from 2010 to 2015 was more than that of any other state and four times the national growth rate. According to the latest GDP information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, North Dakota had positive growth during the third quarter of 2016. This was the first growth in Real GDP since the fourth quarter of 2014. North Dakota was cited as having the 7th best economic growth in the quarter (South Dakota was first).

The full report is available at: http://247wallst.com/

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          North Dakota Ranks #1 in Fastcompany.com List of States with Best Economic Prospects for 2017   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks 1st in today’s FastCompany.com list of states with the best economic prospects for 2017. The list provides power rankings for each state based on employment, housing, and other trends showing which states are poised for growth and which are falling behind. 

“We have worked hard and strategically to diversify the economy of North Dakota and this is further proof our work is paying off,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson said. “The boom in our technology, manufacturing and aviation industries are allowing us to continue to be one of the top rated places in the nation to do business. There has never been a better time to be in business in North Dakota.” 

The rankings are based on data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Kauffman startup Index and Zillow. 

According to the study, North Dakota was first in startup density, with an average increase of 5.56 percent in new business activity. It also came in first for household income, with an average increase of 4.1 percent, and first in GDP per capita, with an average increase of 4.54 percent. 

Rounding out the top 5 states on the list are Oklahoma, Texas Michigan and California.

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,620,000   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for three projects totaling $1,625,000 at its monthly board meeting held in October. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The following requests were funded: 
  • Harvest Fuel, Inc., (Walhalla) was awarded a $725,000 loan to expand operations at their Walhalla facility. Harvest Fuel sells a variety of feed supplement products for horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and other livestock. The products are designed to improve the digestive health and promote growth, while providing increased feed efficiency of up to 25 percent. 
  • FarmQA, Inc., (Fargo) was awarded a $750,000 loan to help fund working capital for an upcoming expansion. FarmQA develops various efficiency software programs for large-scale growers in the agricultural industry and also distributes the associated hardware.  
  • Mama Mia, Inc., (Fargo) was awarded $150,000 loan to be used to provide working capital. The company is a designer outlet store in a boutique environment with the purpose of finding, repurposing, and selling inventory through the MODE franchise stores. 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com

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          North Dakota Ranks 8th on Forbes Best States for Business List   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks 8th in the Forbes annual best states for business list which measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward.

“We have worked hard and strategically to diversify the economy of North Dakota,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson said. “Our technology, manufacturing and aviation industries are booming allowing us to continue to be one of the top rated places in the nation to do business.” 

The Forbes annual ranking measures six categories for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. They factor in 40 metrics from 17 sources to determine the ranks across the six main areas. The overall ranks are based on a combination of ranks in the six main categories. 

“Companies like Microsoft, Northrop Grumman and Bobcat have all recently announced expansions plans and groups like NASA are committed to long-term projects in North Dakota,” Anderson said. “Our economy is strong and there has never been a better time to be in business in North Dakota.” 

Utah ranked 1st in the Forbes report for the third year. The full report is available at http://www.forbes.com/best-states-for-business

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com

 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $535,702   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for six projects totaling $535,702 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
  • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $42,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
  • North American Green Pulp Grand Forks Inc (NAGPGF) is requesting $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant in Grand Forks. NAGPGF plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually from 77,000 to 85,000 metric tons of wheat straw depends on the quality of the wheat straw. The plant will directly employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
  • Section3Hops (Casselton) is requesting $39,954 to supply locally grown hops to local craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299.
  • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) is requesting $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. This study will include an assessment of not only agriculture commodity production, but value added processing, farm input manufacturing, and commodity handling, merchandising and processing. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis of described in the project description. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
  • NDSU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $27,409 to identify and demonstrate potential industrial applications of cattails. Information collected will be used to develop bio-based products. The project is an integrated effort with Red River Basin Commission. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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          Hoeven: General Atomics Flies First Flight at Northern Plains UAS Test Site   
At a ceremony with Air Force, state, local and industry officials today, Senator John Hoeven said General Atomics’ inaugural unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site is an important milestone because it is the first step to the company training hundreds of UAS pilots from around the world in North Dakota.
 
General Atomics, manufacturer of the Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft, both of which are based in North Dakota, plans to train up to 60 flight crews a year from other countries that are purchasing Predators, including Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands.
 
The company’s first flight today required ground observers and a manned chase plane, but to train pilots on the Predator, they will need to have beyond-line-of-sight operability and the ability to fly at higher altitudes without ground observers or manned aircraft to monitor the Predator. Currently, commercial operations of UAS weighing less than 55 pounds are permitted to fly only below 400 feet during day time hours and within visual line of sight.
 
The FAA, however, says it will waive operational limitations on UAS flights if they demonstrate they can conduct safe operations beyond the established rule, such as flying beyond line of sight or at higher altitudes. Hoeven says the test sites were set up to do just that, to demonstrate that you can safely do more than just the basic rule and advance UAS research and development.
 
“We are working to get authorizations to fly unmanned aircraft beyond the line of sight of the operator, which is essential to companies like General Atomics and others that are trying to train new pilots and develop new technologies” Hoeven said. “To get that approval, I’ve spoken with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to allow for beyond-line-of-sight operations above 10,000 feet.
 
“The test site’s ability to use the advanced DASR-11 digital radar system at Grand Forks Air Force Base puts our test site in a strong position to get the authorization, which will make ours the only site in the country with a beyond-line-of-sight capability. We worked hard to secure funding for the DASE-11 radar. It will be valuable not only to General Atomics but also other companies developing UAS technologies. It will also give North Dakota’s test site a competitive edge in contending for a new UAS air wing the Air Force is planning to establish somewhere in the country.”
 
Today’s ceremony reflects Hoeven’s ongoing efforts to establish North Dakota as the northern hub for UAS technology, research and development. The senator recently returned from California, where he met with top leaders at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, Calif. to make the case for developing NASA’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system and other programs at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota.
 
The partnership with NASA and securing approval for beyond-line-of-sight operations would help advance the integration of UAS into the national airspace, which Hoeven has actively supported. Earlier this month, Hoeven successfully included a provision in FAA Reauthorization Extension to extend the authorization for the nation’s UAS test sites, including the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, through September 2019.
           
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has also worked to secure funding and language supporting UAS research, development and operations at NASA, the FAA, the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

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          Yes, You Can Totally use Beer, Coffee and Hemp for 3D Printing   
By CNN Money
Sure, 3D printing is cool, but a startup in Fargo, North Dakota, is taking it to the next level.

3DomFuel is recycling a collection of unusual products and turning them into material called filament that can be used for 3D printing.

"You can 3D print products made from beer, coffee and hemp," said 26-year-old John Schneider, cofounder and chief marketing officer of 3DomFuel, a maker of 3D print filament dubbed 3D-Fuel.

"The dominant material for 3D printing is still plastic for both desktop printing and commercial 3D printing," he said.

But Schneider and his business partner Jake Clark, 24, were itching to try something unique.

"It's already a pretty competitive market for plastic filaments," Schneider said. "We wanted to differentiate ourselves."

Their search for unconventional materials began in 2015.

"We found a local company that specialized in mixing agricultural waste with plastics to create new materials," he said. "It was doing this with coffee waste from local roasters and we decided to try it."

Although it took about a dozen tries before the process worked, the duo was pleased with the results. Not only was 3D-Fuel able to extrude the coffee-based raw material into filament, "it also smelled so good, like sweet latte," said Schneider.

Aesthetically, the coffee filament -- appropriately called "Wound up" -- offers more texture than plain white and off-white alternatives.

"The color of it is deep brown with varying shades of brown flecks in it," Schneider said.

What could you make with it?

"It's perfect for printing novelty items like coffee filter holders and sleeves for cups but not a coffee cup itself," he said. "It's still plastic material and not ideal for hot beverages."

Coffee was only the beginning: "It worked out so well for us that we wanted to try other intriguing materials," Schneider said.

Those included beer and hemp. The beer filament, called "Buzzed," is made using waste material from the malting process mixed with plastic. Meanwhile, the 3D hemp filament is called "Entwined" and includes byproduct from industrial hemp crops mixed with plastic.

"Many people have asked us if the beer filament smells like old beer. Luckily it doesn't," he said. "It's pleasant, like freshly-harvested barley."

The smell, however, evaporates once the printing is done. "It's the same thing with the coffee-based material," he said.

Currently, 30% of 3DomFuel's product mix includes filaments made from unusual materials. "We're already experimenting with more materials to grow our offerings of recycled filaments," he said.

Even though coffee, beer and hemp-based filaments cost about 60% to 80% more than the standard plastic filament (with an average price of $49.99 for a 500g spool), Schneider said demand has been robust.

"The word is spreading," he said. "We're seeing double-digit sales for these materials."

Schneider said customers are using Buzzed to 3D print custom beer tap handles, coasters and 6-pack holders, too.

"Folks from the hemp industry have reached out to us," he said. "They love seeing other innovative ways to use hemp."

Schneider hopes the recycled filaments can one day be embraced by larger industries such as medical and aerospace manufacturers.

The efforts could also help address a longstanding question around waste in the 3D-printing industry.

"We're often asked what we do with old materials and old prototypes," said Schneider. "Now, we can show consumers how we are using renewable resources to support sustainable manufacturing."

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          Lt. Gov: 'Future's Incredible Bright' for ComDel   
By Wahpeton Daily News
A 24,000-square-foot expansion to ComDel Innovation’s Wahpeton manufacturing plant at 2100 15th St. N. was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, June 14. Coming after ComDel’s annual stockholders meeting, the event included not only leaders such as North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, but third-shift employees who stayed to observe it.

Jim Albrecht, company president, commented that since its 2007 founding, ComDel has been blessed with business opportunities. Because of this, their customer base and market share has grown.

“It’s pretty cool to see the commitment and dedication of this team, and the results that have come from that,” he said. “If you look at what that means to our customer base, it means that we continue to bring business back here and we continue to grow as a company.”

Wrigley, a fourth-generation North Dakotan, said the “future’s incredibly bright” for ComDel.

“You’ve done a great job of cultivating that customer base, so that your products have some place to go and a strong demand out there no matter what one particular sector’s doing,” he continued.

In his work with the North Dakota Trade Office, Wrigley is constantly asked about the state’s advancements in unmanned aircraft systems. Unmanned aircraft systems do not feature pilots and are being integrated incrementally into America’s airspace, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Private sector innovators are pairing in private-public partnerships with the government, and we’re doing things that are advancing this industry in important ways. It’s the fastest growing component of aviation. ... And it adds further diversification to our economy and more opportunity for the young people coming through and people looking for more diverse jobs. ... I think it taps into our pioneer spirit,” Wrigley said.

Wrigley urged those present to not believe what they’ve been told by television.

“Here we are today, with one of the strongest economies in all of America, one of the fastest-growing economies in America in many, many years,” Wrigley continued. Wages going up ... our population in North Dakota is higher than it’s ever been and in the last year, it’s growing more rapidly than anywhere in America because of opportunity in our state. A lot of opportunities present themselves and then there are things like this. This is an incredible endeavor and everything that you’re all doing makes it possible, makes it productive and makes it grow.”

After Wrigley, Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey, Breckenridge Mayor Cliff Barth, Randy Pope, president of the Wahpeton Community Development Corporation and Dale Peppel, who managed the ComDel site when it was a 3M plant, all spoke.

“Growth is not given, it’s something that you have to earn,” Hansey said.

Prior to and following the ribbon-cutting, guests viewed displays of products produced by ComDel.

The expansion gives ComDel an additional 10 percent in footage, The Daily News reported in December 2015.

Lt. Gov: 'Future's Incredible Bright' for ComDel - Wahpeton Daily News

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,367,500   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for three projects totaling $1,367,500 at its monthly board meeting held in May.
 
The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The following requests were funded: 
  • Harvest Fuel, Inc., (Walhalla) was awarded $467,500 loan to finance a building project. Harvest Fuel sells a variety of feed supplement products for horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and other livestock. The products are designed to improve the digestive health and promote growth, while providing increased feed efficiency of up to 25 percent. 
  • GoodBulb, LLC., (Fargo) was awarded a $300,000 loan purchase light bulb inventory, fund working capital, and purchase an inventory management software program. The company is an e-commerce business that warehouses, repackages and sells various lightbulbs. The company is also developing its own brand of light bulb to be sold via the internet. 
  • BotLink, LLC., (Fargo) was awarded $600,000 loan to be used to support the company’s planned growth. The company developed the software and hardware for a fully integrated operations platform that combines real-time date delivery, control, and safety for UAV manufacturers and operators. 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          UAS Prepares for Takeoff in Hillsboro, North Dakota    
By Grand Forks Herald
Rising several stories above the surrounding farmland, a crane topped off a stack of metal shipping containers with a military-grade antenna and radar dish Monday.

The structure makes for an odd sight but will serve a vital function in an upcoming agricultural research project as it will receive data collected and transmitted by an unmanned aircraft.

That aircraft, accompanying ground control station and other equipment were shipped from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Hillsboro Regional Airport for the project and assembled by a crew with Elbit Systems, an Israeli unmanned aircraft manufacturer.

The project aims to compare imagery of farmland taken by Elbit's Hermes 450 aircraft to pictures of the same land photographed by satellites and smaller unmanned aircraft models.

If all goes according to plan, the aircraft could start collecting data at the end of this week.

"That's our goal. We looked out in the field, and there's corn coming up and we want to do stand counts," said John Nowatzki, lead researcher and an agricultural machine specialist at North Dakota State University. "Right now is the time to do it."

Data collected by the aircraft will be analyzed and potentially used to uncover nutrient deficiencies in crops, frost damage to plants and conducting stand counts, which involves counting the number of plants emerging per acre and comparing it to the number of seeds planted.

The Hermes will photograph an area 4 miles wide by about 40 miles long from various altitudes between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. Smaller unmanned aircraft will be flown at lower heights.

As a mid-size aircraft, the 20-foot-long Hermes requires a runway for takeoff. The aircraft has the capability to spend long periods of time flying, with flights lasting 20 hours or more possible. It can reach a maximum speed of 109 mph and can fly as high as 18,000 feet.

The aircraft's ground control station will be staffed by two pilots during flights. As the Federal Aviation Administration requires all unmanned aircraft flights to be within the line of sight of an observer, a chase plane will be used to keep an eye on the Hermes from the air.

The project is headquartered at the Hillsboro Regional Airport, which splits the difference for research partners from NDSU and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site headquartered at UND.

The research project is paid for in part by a grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, which accounts for half of the overall $715,000 allocated toward the project. Elbit covers the rest of the amount.

Property owners who do not want their land photographed can contact Nowatzki at John.Nowatzki@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-8213 with their field boundaries or a legal description of their land.

UAS Prepares for Takeoff in Hillsboro, North Dakota - Grand Forks Herald

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          North Dakota Development Fund Adds Board Members   
By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced two new members for the North Dakota Development Fund board today, Pat Murphy with Murphy Motors in Williston and Scott Davis with the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission. 

Murphy, a native of Minot, has been a Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC Truck Dealer in Williston since 1987.  Murphy was recognized nationally by winning the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 2011. He is a past President of the North Dakota Automobile Dealers Association and served on the General Motors Dealer Advisory Board for three years. Murphy also served on the Advisory Board for XM Satellite Radio and Onstar. 

Davis was appointed executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission in April 2009 by Gov. John Hoeven. He serves at a cabinet level between North Dakota's state and tribal governments to address issues regarding education systems, court systems, economic development, social services, gaming, oil-energy, law enforcement, transportation, healthcare systems, veterans and youth. Prior to his appointment, Davis served in a number of capacities at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, including Development Officer, Wellness Activities Coordinator, Facilitator and Adjunct Instructor. 

“Pat and Scott bring a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great addition to our board,” Anderson said. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,510,000   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for four projects totaling $1,510,000 at its monthly board meeting held in April. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The following requests were funded: 
  • Gates Manufacturing, Inc., (Lansford) received a renewal of its $500,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Gates Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures light and heavy harrows and other tillage equipment for the agricultural industry. 
  • Buzz360, LLC, (Fargo) was awarded an $160,000 multiple advance loan to finance the company’s working capital needs. Buzz360, LLC is an online marketing automation platform company. The company offers social and automated marketing tools, plus the best of customer relationship management, to give large firms that serve or market through small businesses a powerful solution for their customer community. 
  • Earth-Kind, Inc. (Bismarck) received a renewal of its $600,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Earth-Kind is a developer, designer, and bio-manufacturing pioneer in natural alternatives to protect households everywhere from pests and odors and sells to national retailers such as Lowe’s, Target, Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply. 
  • Buffalo City Wood Products, Inc, (Jamestown) received a renewal of its $250,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Their primary product is the “Dakota Cabin” which is available in about 20 different models. The company has also produced a dormitory unit for oil workers in Western North Dakota. 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth   
By Minot Daily News
Distracted briefly by an oil boom, North Dakota's economic development focus is back on track.

The emphasis on diversification and value-added industry that has been primary since the oil bust and agricultural downturn of the 1980s hasn't lost relevance, according to Bank of North Dakota President Eric Hardmeyer.

"But when you have a boom like we had, that tends to take a lot of energy and oxygen," he said. With the oil industry slowdown, the Bank of North Dakota is regrouping and examining how to update its economic development programs to accomplish its diversification mission.

"North Dakota had been working its way down that path pretty well. Because of that, we are in a better place than we were in the '80s and '90s certainly," Hardmeyer said. "We have a much more diversified economy today."

He sees more value-added projects developing on both the agriculture and energy side in the future. In terms of state support programs, restructuring may have to occur to deal with the new paradigm of today's economy, he said.

Hardmeyer said bank officials are re-examining existing programs and visiting with community and economic development leaders around the state "to really understand the issues that they are dealing with and to proactively deal with them by coming back with maybe a slate of programs designed to take on the new economy."

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Future metropolitan area?

Minot's growth trend has the city on course to achieve metropolitan status within the next four years, according to North Dakota's census director.

Kevin Iverson, who manages census data in the North Dakota Commerce Department, said Minot could achieve the designation of a metropolitan statistical area sometime between 2017 and 2020. Minot is designated as part of a micropolitan area that includes Ward, Renville and McHenry counties. For a micropolitan area to become a metropolitan area, there must be a core city with a population of 50,000.

The last estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed Minot with a population of 47,997 as of July 2014. Estimates also show Minot's micropolitan area grew by 1,855 residents from July 2014 to July 2015 to 79,814. The 2015 population estimate for the city of Minot hasn't yet been released.

One of the advantages of a metropolitan designation is the amount of statistical data that becomes available for planning and other uses. Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks are metropolitan areas.

Iverson also noted that North Dakota's economy of the past several years has drawn younger people to the state and encouraged more youth to stay, causing the average age in the state to drop by more than two years to just under 35 years in 2014. That has meant more young families, a demand for child care and crowded schools, especially at the younger grades.

Even with the slowdown in oil activity and tougher times in agriculture, estimates are that North Dakota gained about 17,000 people through natural increase and in-migration in 2015.

The Commerce Department reported the slowdown in oil activity and drop in agricultural commodity prices contributed to a $2 billion hit to North Dakota's Gross Domestic Product between 2014 and 2015. Officials say that's a small decline in what has been a $55 billion economy. In comparison, North Dakota's GDP in 2005 was about $25 billion.

"Now is one of those reflection points, where you really take a look at what you have and say, 'Are we meeting all the needs? What does it look like now? What should we have in place?'" Hardmeyer said.

"We are out there right now really trying to get the lay of the land," he added. "We have been directed by the Industrial Commission to go out there and begin that work, so we have. We have started that work with the idea we are out in front of this. If we need new programs, new money, we at least have an idea of how to go forward with a legislative agenda."

A program that has been a mainstay since the 1990s has been PACE, which is geared value-added and manufacturing jobs. The state followed up with Flex PACE to provide assistance beyond just manufacturers and job creation and respond more to what communities believe are essential services. The state also has beginning entrepreneur and venture capital programs that have been successful.

Each of the state's various business assistance programs have had an impact, and that's especially true of those that have been around a while, such as the North Dakota Development Fund, said Paul Lucy, director of economic development in the North Dakota Commerce Department.

"It has been kind of a stalwart program," he said of the Development Fund. "The Development Fund is a gap financing program.

As companies or projects are looking for financing, many times there's a variety of different reasons you may not be able to get all the financing with a typical commercial lender. The Development Fund can come into those projects and fill a gap."

Tax incentives and programs that target investors can't be overlooked, he added.

"Those programs that motivate the private sector to invest in those entrepreneur companies are programs that we might not see immediate results in terms of significant impact, but I truly believe that long-term for the state of North Dakota, those are some of the critical programs that we really need to have in the state," Lucy said.

Tax credits are another way the state supports businesses, including breaks on sales tax for equipment purchases and for increasing manufacturing automation to stay competitive. Expanding opportunities and creating demand for more skilled labor through automation results in higher wages, Lucy said.

North Dakota already has risen from 38th among states in per capita income to ninth in 2015, down somewhat from sixth place in 2014, according to the Commerce Department. The state's 5.1 percent income growth from 2007-2015 led all states by far.

Job training programs, another form of state assistance, have been used extensively by businesses to find employees for those more skilled, better-paying jobs.

"Any business that comes into the state, what's the biggest question they ask? Can we get the workforce? We have more people exiting the workforce than we have coming into it in the state," said Kevin Iverson, state census director.

North Dakota has a large number of baby boomers and a correspondingly small percentage of youth in their teens to replace boomers when they retire. During the time those teens were born, North Dakota was experiencing an out-migration of the young people who were starting families. That will require an in-migration of workers, beginning in about 2020 to 2022 to cover that gap, Iverson said.

Lucy said North Dakota's core industries, particularly in energy and agriculture, are so important that the state will be relying on them for decades, if not centuries. At the same time, diversification helps survive down times, and North Dakota has seen new ideas and companies coming forward that would not have been dreamed about 25 or 35 years ago, he said.

It is in tough times that the state sees more innovation and value-added projects, he said.

"If North Dakota wants to continue to grow, have a strong economy, the key to that success will all hinge on our ability to continue to diversify," he said. "There are a number of new things happening across the state. It's really an exciting time for North Dakota."

Hardmeyer agrees these post-boom years can be exciting.

"This has been painful in a lot of ways, but I think we are really set up for a really bright future," he said. "With the infrastructure in place, the fact that we know how to get the oil and all the gathering systems, I think we are in a really good place now to move forward with new initiatives."

Previously reported as, "Developing Dakota: State Takes Roll in Promoting Economic Growth - Minot Daily News".
 

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          Dalrymple Highlights State's Economic Strength, Opportunities   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple kicked off the first annual Demographics Conference in Bismarck today by highlighting North Dakota’s economic strength and how the state’s diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.
 
The focus of the conference was to help participants understand important socio-economic and demographic trends in North Dakota and how those trends impact citizens, businesses and communities. The inaugural event was a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Department of Economics, and was held at the
National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.
 
“For more than a decade, we have worked hard and strategically to diversify our economy and expand our target industries and those efforts have produced real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages,” said Dalrymple. “Despite a downturn in commodity prices impacting the state’s two leading industries, our diversified economic base is strong and growing, with many exciting advancements occurring in the technology, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Our economy is strong and North Dakota continues to be a great place to do business.”
 
During his remarks, Dalrymple stated that North Dakota’s continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector across the state and that no single industry tells the whole story of North Dakota’s progress. He highlighted the state’s economic strength relative to production growth, unemployment, job openings and per capita personal income.
 
  • The state’s Gross Domestic Product through 3rd quarter 2015 is still performing well above the 2012-2013 levels.
  • North Dakota continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at just 2.9 percent for February 2016.
  • As of March 2016, North Dakota has more than 15,000 job openings across the state.
  • North Dakota has one of the fastest growing populations in the nation. Up until 2008, North Dakota was losing population. In 2013 alone, more than 18,000 new residents moved to the state. Between 2010 and 2014, North Dakota’s overall population increased 9.9 percent.
  • North Dakota continues to be one of only a few states whose populations are getting younger, with 9.6 percent of residents between the age of 20 and 24 compared to 7.1 percent nationally.
  • Since the fourth quarter of 2007, North Dakota’s personal income has led the nation in growth at an annual rate of 5.1 percent. In 2015, even with the economic slowdown, the state still ranked in the top 10 for per capita personal income at number 9 in the nation. 
The Governor also highlighted some of the advancements and opportunities emerging from North Dakota’s target industries and cited examples of businesses throughout the state that are reporting job and revenue growth.
 
  • North Dakota is well positioned in the energy industry as Bakken Shale is shown as the best cost value oil in the U.S. oil plays. Efficiencies in the industry are lowering the break-even point for companies to make a profit.
  • The state’s technology-based business sector is growing and diversifying, and leading the nation in innovative advances. The state’s technology industry payroll has grown to more than $1 billion a year, providing an average wage of $79,500. Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have long called North Dakota home. They, together with other high-tech companies like NISC, Intelligent Insites and Appareo, have shown growth in the state and continue to expand.
  • North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota’s position as a leader in UAS. The state is one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites conducting research to determine how to best integrate UAS into the national airspace. The FAA certified the Northern Plains UAS Test Site as the first site ready for operations in April 2014. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics — world leaders in aviation and aerospace — are investing millions in North Dakota.
  • Manufacturers in North Dakota account for 5.8 percent of the total output in the state and employ 5.6 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $3.25 billion in 2014. In addition, there were 25,900 manufacturing employees in North Dakota in 2015, with an average annual compensation of $55,754.


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          North Dakota UAS Test Site Announces Approval of New Aircraft for Testing   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has been given an additional operational approval to expand testing capabilities for the UAS industry. The new testing, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), includes the use of the Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft for research flights in cooperation with North Dakota State University to be conducted from the Hillsboro Municipal Airport.

“This new aircraft will be used to support a precision agricultural research project between Elbit Systems of America and researchers at North Dakota State University,” said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site.

The Hermes 450, manufactured by Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is a larger aircraft that will be accompanied by a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' line of sight. Research using the aircraft will be conducted in cooperation with the North Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department and the North Dakota Extension Service.

 “Governor Dalrymple and I are excited to welcome Elbit Systems of America to North Dakota, and we eagerly anticipate the commencement of this groundbreaking testing,” Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said. “We are confident that this partnership will bolster precision agriculture research and expand economic opportunities for our producers.”

 “Elbit Systems of America is proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative which enables the use of a UAS for precision agriculture research and other commercial applications,” commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America. “Elbit Systems is a global leader in UAS systems and applications. We are honored to cooperate with capable partners such as the Northern Plains Test Site and North Dakota State University as we plan to develop innovative solutions for this emerging market."

 North Dakota has invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.

            North Dakota is a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On December 30, 2013, North Dakota was selected as one of six FAA test sites that will conduct crucial research that will assist the FAA in developing regulatory standards to foster integration of UAS into the national airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first site to begin flights in May 2014. As a FAA UAS Test Site location, North Dakota positions itself at the forefront of the burgeoning UAS industry.

 For additional information contact Brian Opp at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at (701) 328-5300 or by email at blopp@nd.gov.

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          Dickinson Manufacturers Rise in Wake of Oil Bust   
By The Dickinson Press
Though the oil industry tends to be more visible, Dickinson’s manufacturing sector has historically been a significant driver of the town’s economy.             
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Gaylon Baker, executive vice president of the Stark Development Corp., said there are more than a dozen manufacturing businesses in the immediate Dickinson area that collectively employ about 1,500 people.

Baker said the diversity of the sector — which makes goods ranging from learning and instructional kits for the schoolroom to metal fabrication bound for coal mines — is the “great thing about it” and protects against failure of any one trend.

Another benefit of the Dickinson manufacturing scene is the “organic” nature of the companies that make it.

“This is home to them,” Baker said. “And as they grow and expand, this will continue to be home. We’re seeing Dickinson-based companies putting operations in other towns, which is good for them and also good for us.”

Baker said the oil boom years, as a whole, had a mixed impact on the city’s manufacturers.

While the Bakken economy was hot, it was also an unusually bright spot in an otherwise cool national landscape still struggling after the recession and wary of purchasing new manufactured goods.

Additionally, the draw of the oilfield during the boom was a “burden” for staffing in that period, Baker said, as businesses not related to the energy industry were forced to compete with high oil money wages.

However, he said the flipside of that burden in the post-boom years is a larger pool of educated workers brought fresh into the area by the promise of oil and settled into the city’s expanded stock of available housing.

Baker said Dickinson’s manufacturers have, on the whole, withstood some turbulence and could be poised for “an awful good year.”

“They’ve held their own, got through it OK and are ramping up to meet increased demand,” he said.

‘We’re taking better care of our people’

Dickinson baked goods manufacturer Baker Boy was one such business that struggled to compete with big oil.

Baker Boy President Guy Moos said the last five or six years have been “challenging” in terms of finding an adequate workforce, but that the situation has shifted “dramatically” within the last year.

“We went through a time there when we could not staff adequately and could not fill customer orders — that’s all changed,” Moos said.

Though the company is now nearly fully staffed at 210 workers, Moos said, the past scarcity of labor had negatively impacted production at the plant. Difficulty filling customer orders resulted in the company selling off a portion of the bakery’s business to a company in Texas last year.

“If we had a crystal ball and it would have told us that things would change so dramatically, that would have been great,” he said with a laugh. “But I think even today, we did the right thing. We’re really positioned well for taking care of our customers and have been filling orders really well for the last year.”

Moos said the upswing at Baker Boy has manifested itself in what seems to be a “very good” year ahead in terms of sales and growth.

He said the company added a new salesperson in the Denver area last fall and is in the process of placing a distributor there as well. Baker Boy also recently added distributors in Kansas and Missouri, he said.

Moving forward, Moos said the company has requested participation in a flex PACE loan with Stark Development Corp. to add on infrastructure and automation at the Dickinson plant through a capital investment of about $3 million.

“We wouldn’t be doing that if we couldn’t staff our company,” he said. “ … We really think that we’ve got just a small window of opportunity here to increase the automation so we can pay our people more so that, when oil does come back, we can retain our valued employees.”

Moos attributes increased personnel security to upward adjustments made to the plant’s starting pay more than a year ago.

He said the increase had a “nice effect, immediately” and believes it continues to support the company’s development in the face of a more slowly growing national restaurant and food-service market.

Moos said he believes Baker Boy is “doing better today than well before the boom,” in part due to the re-investment in personnel.

“I think we’re taking better care of our people, and that’s making a difference,” he said.

TMI sees upturn in Bakken’s downturn

Maybe more than Baker Boy, Dickinson laminate casework manufacturer TMI Systems Design could serve as a case-study of the city’s unique position in the national economy.

TMI President Dennis Johnson said the company is “very busy” at the moment with backlogs up 40 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Johnson said TMI, which largely produces cabinets, countertops and millwork, is currently benefitting from subsequent trends of recovery in the national construction sector and sustained loss of competition within its marketplace.

The survival of TMI is due in part, he said, to growth sparked by the oil boom.

“Because of Bakken development, we had a strong local market,” Johnson said. “Western North Dakota, eastern Montana, Wyoming — these were part of what we consider local market and they were quite strong. Even though national market declined dramatically, our local market actually grew.”

Despite that strong local market, the national construction crash was a trial for the company.

Johnson said TMI’s employment dropped from 400 workers to nearly 210, and that sales fell about 40 percent by the time TMI bottomed out.

But throughout the last year, the fortunes of oil and the national economy inverted and the company began adding staff, a trend Johnson said should increase the TMI workforce by up to 30 people. Among the number of employees gained are former staff members who left during the boom, he added.

Johnson noted that oil prices had fallen by more than 60 percent from their peak around the time TMI began hiring.

“Our downturn coincided with the Bakken upturn and now our upturn is coinciding with the Bakken downturn,” he said. “ … That’s just kind of luck, in a sense.”

Johnson said he’s hopeful the company could possibly get back to pre-recession employment levels within four to five years.

Beyond adding on personnel late last year, Johnson said TMI also made its first major equipment investment in about six years.

Johnson expressed optimism on the direction of the business, which he said has some “positive momentum” going for it.

“I actually feel TMI is, a lot of respects, a stronger company today than it was five or six years ago,” he said. “A lot of that has to do with weathering and experiencing the adversity of downturns like we did.”

Medora Corp. banks on innovation

The Medora Corp., producer of mass-quantity water treatment machinery and the SolarBee brand, differs from both TMI and Baker Boy to the extent it was able to capitalize on the oil boom as it was happening.

Medora Corp. President Joel Bleth said the company located north of Dickinson lost only about five people out of a total workforce of 70 to the oilfield. Still, he said it’s now “much easier” to get applicants for open positions than it was during the boom.

While it brought some challenges, Bleth said the boom has been a plus for the company in terms of hiring and product development.

“We maybe lost a couple people, but we also picked up some great people who were spouses of those who came up with the oilfield,” Bleth said. “In some ways, the oilfield brought one-half of a couple and we got the other half.”

Most Medora Corp. products aren’t related to the oilfield, but Bleth said the company has developed “a few” with oil industry applications that “had a much greater potential” before the oil slump.

Those applications include mixers for fresh water tanks used for fracking and oil well injections, as well as some other work done with extractors looking to clean produced water for use in fracking operations.

“The oil industry was starting to present some opportunities for our company — it’ll be there someday, but potential has slowed down,” Bleth said.“ … We have some products that, as oilfield picks up, we’ll be in a good position to start an effort to market them.”

Bleth said Medora Corp. has machinery in 20 different countries and has restored nearly 400 lakes struck with algae blooms and other water-quality issues.

The company has recently developed a skid-mounted trihalomethane removal system for potable water sources that Bleth said can be used to treat water on a localized level.

Moving through this year, he said the company’s gameplan is one of sustained product growth.

“We believe with the world changing so fast, we need to constantly innovate, even if it means we’re our own biggest competitor,” he said.

Baker predicts continued rise of manufacturing

More than a year after oil prices began to fall, Baker said he believes local manufacturers will continue to rise.

The potential, or hope, for recovery in the oil business could potentially draw interest in products for that industry, but ultimately Baker said the human talent brought in for oil will be one of the biggest spurs for the manufacturing sector.

Though sluggish oil prices hurts, Baker said the city’s economic outlook is otherwise positive.

“If we blanked out the oil industry and looked at everything else going on, this would be a wonderful year for Dickinson, N.D.,” he said.

Dickinson Manufacturers Rise in Wake of Oil Bust - The Dickinson Press

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          North Dakota Ranks #1 on Gallup's Good Jobs Rate for Third Consecutive Year   
By ND Commerce
Gallup, a leading research organization, has ranked North Dakota #1 in their annual Good Jobs (GGJ) employment rate rankings for the third consecutive year. The Gallup ranking factored Gallup's GGJ metric tracks the percentage of the U.S. adult population aged 18 and older who are employed full time for an employer for at least 30 hours per week.

“North Dakota continues to be a place that has great opportunity for business and careers alike,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said.  “Our technology, manufacturing and aviation industries are continuing to grow allowing us to be one of the top rated places in the nation to do business.” 

The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews throughout 2015 with 355,270 U.S. adults. Gallup does not count adults who are self-employed, work fewer than 30 hours per week, who are unemployed or are out of the workforce as payroll-employed in the GGJ metric. 

In the report, Alaska ranked second, Nebraska ranked third and Minnesota ranked fourth. The full report is available at http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          ND Leaders Visit Israel for Trade Mission, Meet with Major Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturer   
By Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota leaders flew to the Middle East last week for a trade mission that included the discussion of a large-scale research project involving unmanned aircraft.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, accompanied by 22 others, flew to Israel and Egypt to strengthen relationships with government and business leaders located there in several industries, including unmanned aircraft systems.

Last week's trip marks the first North Dakota trade mission to Israel and the second to Egypt.

Wrigley and university representatives met with Elbit Systems, an Israeli unmanned aircraft manufacturer that is partnering with UND and North Dakota State University to fly a large-scale research project this summer near Hillsboro, N.D.

The company's Hermes 450 aircraft will be used to collect agricultural data on chemically resistant weeds, crop stands, nutrient deficiencies and other topics. The 20-foot gas-powered aircraft can fly for up to 20 hours, much longer than smaller electrical devices used in agricultural research.

"A large-scale UAS operation allows more agricultural data to be collected faster and at altitudes up to 8,000 feet," Wrigley said in a statement. "We're making important strides in the UAS and precision ag sectors in North Dakota, as well as supplying data to the Federal Aviation Administration in an effort to allow commercial UAS to operate simultaneously with manned aircraft in the future."

As the FAA requires all unmanned aircraft flights to be within the line of sight of an observer, a chase plane will be used to keep an eye on the Hermes from the air.

The eight-week project will be overseen by staff from NDSU and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, which is headquartered at UND.

In addition to Elbit's aircraft, a smaller device will be flown to allow researchers to compare images collected by both systems, NDSU Ag Machine Systems Specialist John Nowatzki told the Herald last month.

Elbit received a $357,546 grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce's Research ND grant program for the project. With the required match from the company, the total funding for the project comes to $715,092.

The Research ND program has distributed $2.9 million in grant funding to UAS-related research projects since its inception in 2013.

ND Leaders Visit Israel for Trade Mission, Meet with Major Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturer - Grand Forks Herald

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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Testing the Skies: Breakthroughs, Collaboration set Flight Plan for Future of UAS   
By Grand Forks Herald
Bob Becklund doesn't have to go far to see the future of unmanned aircraft.

As executive director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, he only has to walk down the hall and talk to one of his staff members.

"They're all experts at what they do," he said. "When they have an idea, you're going to listen to them."

The test site, which is operated by the state but exists because of a congressional mandate on the Federal Aviation Administration, is charged with researching how to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.

This year, its crews have assisted businesses that want to explore potential uses of unmanned aircraft. These clients include companies in the insurance, railroad, energy and real estate industries and even NASA.

The progress at the test site is just part of advancement seen on several fronts for the unmanned aircraft industry in North Dakota. Major players such as UND and North Dakota State University made strides this year in terms of research, but now have set their focus for 2016.

On the horizon for NDSU is a large-scale agricultural research project aimed at comparing imagery taken by unmanned aircraft from various altitudes while UND intends to create an unmanned aircraft flight training program.

Building up

The unmanned flight training program isn't off the ground quite yet. It has a few more hurdles to clear at the federal level before it becomes official, according to UAS Program Director Al Palmer.

In order to conduct flight training for these aircraft, the school must apply for and receive an exemption.

The exemption is granted by the FAA and is most often sought by businesses looking to operate unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes, which is otherwise illegal.

UND's unmanned flight training program would mirror the school's manned flight training, with students starting on simulators before moving on to flying actual aircraft.

Those simulators and other portions of the UAS program are spread miles apart — a problem Palmers said should be fixed next year.

"We're scattered out at Grand Forks Air Force Base, at the international airport and down here on campus," he said. "It's a challenge for us, but once we get Robin Hall, we'll be centrally located, and everything will be in one building."

Construction on Robin Hall continued throughout 2015 and is expected to be completed in July 2016.

Also hoping to secure space in the new building, which the university has been authorized by the state to spend up to $25 million on, is the test site.

Like its current location on the UND campus in Clifford Hall, space in Robin Hall would be state property and therefore rent free for the test site, which is trying to become self sufficient, Becklund said.

The state has invested nearly $7 million in the establishment and operation of the test site. So far, the site has about $1 million in revenues from contracts that have been completed or are set to be, Becklund said. Some of the contracts are part of larger agreements UND and North Dakota State University have with other firms that total about $3 million.

"Right now we're using state funding for this, but of course companies are paying us to do stuff too, so we're already starting to see a return on that investment," Becklund added. "Our end goal is to be self sufficient. ... But it's impossible to predict when that's going to be."

In the meantime, demand for the test site's flight operations services has its director looking to hire additional staff.

The test site has seven active contracts and about 10 more serious inquires from companies. Becklund expects the test site's work to continue past 2017, the year under current law that the test sites in North Dakota and five other states are required to operate until.

"We're building all this infrastructure here and these people and this expertise for the long run," he said. "Regardless of whether they continue the test site program, we will definitely be a long term asset here for the industry and the FAA to use."

Flying forward

Several distinctions bestowed on the test site this year are helping build up its operations and reputation.

The FAA granted its flight crew authorization to fly anywhere in the United States at the altitude of 400 feet and below and the ability to fly up to 1,200 feet anywhere in North Dakota.

Those and future permissions are expected to pave the way for more projects and contracts lined up for 2016.

One big fish Becklund hopes to land is the ability to fly civilian unmanned aircraft without a chase airplane from Grand Forks Air Force Base, which is home to Grand Sky — touted as the nation's first business park for unmanned aircraft systems.

Chase planes are used to monitor unmanned aircraft operating at altitudes where manned aircraft could be encountered.

Grand Sky, which broke ground this year, would be home to tenants looking to access the base's airspace without employing a costly chase plane.

"If we're successful with that, and so far it's looking pretty good, we'll be the only place in the country where you can do that," Becklund said.

While some of the test site's contracts have taken its staff out of state, Becklund said they focus on conducting a majority of the research in North Dakota.

One of its largest research efforts involves collaborating with NDSU. Together, the organizations are pursuing a 2016 research project centered in the area of Hillsboro, N.D.

NDSU researchers partnering with Elbit, an Israeli manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems, will test image capture capabilities for comparison between large and small aircraft near, Ag Machine Systems Specialist John Nowatzki said.

During an eight-week period, pictures of farmland will be captured by a small device at 400 feet and a large unmanned aircraft at altitudes of 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000 feet. Those images will be compared with each other and pictures taken by a satellite.

In addition to comparing imagery, researchers also hope the pictures can be used to estimate crop emergence and yields, detect nutrient deficiencies and count livestock.

Over the past year, similar research has taken place at other NDSU research centers and extension centers.

An economic report from the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicts agriculture will be the largest use for unmanned aircraft by 2025.

"We're coming close, but we're not there yet," Nowatzki said.

Testing the Skies: Breakthroughs, Collaboration set Flight Plan for Future of UAS - Grand Forks Herald

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          Wrigley Highlights Trade Opportunities in North Dakota at Canadian Trade Summit   
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today addressed business leaders and entrepreneurs from Canada and the U.S. at the Saskatchewan USA Trade Summit. The two-day event, meant to raise awareness about the trade opportunities between Saskatchewan and the U.S., was held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 
In his remarks, Wrigley touted North Dakota’s historic economic success and highlighted up and coming trade opportunities in key industry sectors such as technology, advanced manufacturing, aviation, and unmanned aerial systems.
 
“We have worked hard in North Dakota to diversify our economy and the success of those efforts is beneficial not only to our state but could be for our trade partners as well.” Wrigley said. “The successes North Dakota has experienced in the unmanned aerial systems industry are a great example of opportunities for trade that could be expanded upon in the future.”
 
Wrigley also cited North Dakota’s leadership position in several national rankings and studies, including best-run state, growth performer, housing growth and best state for young adults. He stated how North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states in 2014, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a position the state has held for four of the past five years. He also focused on North Dakota’s low unemployment, population growth and how the state’s median age is getting younger.

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          VIDEO: Grand Forks startup creates software for aerial wind turbine inspection   
By Grand Forks Herald
A pockmark the size of a penny on a 154-foot wind turbine blade doesn't look like much, but with time can turn one into a menace.

If left unattended, the damage could grow and result in expensive repairs, the likes of which Grand Forks startup company EdgeData is trying to prevent through inspections completed by unmanned aircraft.             
EdgeData employees aren't behind the controls of the aircraft but rather the digital platform analyzing photos collected by a camera attached to the device.

"We take images of wind turbines in the field and turn that into consumable data," EdgeData President Chris Shroyer said Thursday.

Cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft are capable of capturing hundreds or thousands of pictures in a single flight, but those images may be unusable unless processed in a way that shows the customer exactly what they want to see, including the location of potential problems on a blade.

"Instead of looking at 900 pictures, we're only looking at five," Director of Operations Greg Thorsteinson said.

The software, called BladeEdge, allows the company to remove organic material, such as dirt and bird feces, from images so customers can get a better picture of damage to a blade. The analysis produced by the company's software also tracks the conditions of blades and automatically sets up maintenance cycles.

Inspection progress
Maintaining a database of information about blade condition is critical for turbine owners and manufacturers.

EdgeData's software allows owners to track repair needs and provides manufacturers with information about their product's performance.

In Grand Forks, one of those manufacturers is LM Wind Power, which produces three types of wind blades and is often the first point of contact when customers notice something is wrong with their turbine.

Catching problems early is key to prolonging the life of the blades, according to John Jeno, senior engineering manager at LM Wind Power Blades Inc.

"Blades are a wear item—they need to be maintained. And if you catch (damages) when they're small, it's a very simple, fast fix," Jeno said. "If you don't take care of it and a year goes by, then you're talking about a couple of guys and climbing platforms. ... That becomes an expensive repair."

Under normal conditions, the blades spin at about 100 mph. Buildup from bugs, dirt, dust and bird feces all affect the blades performance, as do collisions with objects such as hailstones and grit, which erode the protective coating on the blade.

"If you lose some of these coats, especially on the leading edge (of the blade), it can degrade very quickly and rapidly," Shroyer said.

Finding erosion, cracks and other damage falls to an inspection crew. Without an unmanned aircraft, a three-man crew climbing the structure would complete an inspection on one turbine in the course of a day.

"You're hanging a guy off a rope with a three-man team, and that's expensive. It's time-consuming and it puts somebody at risk," Jeno said. "Or you're bringing in a crane to get up 345 feet."

The high cost of inspections means some turbine owners defer maintenance until a problem grows too large to ignore. The use of unmanned aircraft will likely bring a level of affordability to inspections that will allow owners to perform them more often on their turbines, Jeno said.

The aircraft coupled with the software is expected to make quick work of future inspections, with Shroyer predicting as many as 10 a day once technology is advanced enough. For now, he estimates a unmanned aircraft system team could complete five inspections a day.

In-house flights
EdgeData has had opportunities to put its software to the test in the region and on the East Coast, as its crews have flown around turbines in North Dakota and Massachusetts.

The company also has sections of turbine blades mounted in its office, located in the UND Tech Accelerator. The presence of the parts allows the company to conduct research when weather conditions outside are not ideal, Shroyer said.

A 23-foot blade tip—an entire blade is about 154 feet—stands upright in the office and, complete with nicks and other damage to be detected during flights, serves as a practice specimen.

As Edgedata deals in data analysis, it partners with other firms to complete flights. In Grand Forks, one possible partner is another startup, SkySkopes, which offers aerial photography and video services for inspecting infrastructure.

"EdgeData is an asset to the (UAS) ecosystem, especially locally," Skyskopes President Matt Dunlevy said, referring to the fact that small UAS-related companies in Grand Forks usually have a specialization and, therefore, often form partnerships with one another to conduct research and advance the technology.

Founded in December, EdgeData has operated from its current office since May.

The month prior, it received a $450,000 grant from Research ND, a program facilitated by the state Department of Commerce.

With a specialty in data, the company has a number of security measure in place to protect the data it captures for customers. Larger data collection means more security rules, as some wind farms are considered critical power infrastructure and need to be protected from hacking.

"Security is the highest priority," Thorsteinson said.

VIDEO: Grand Forks startup creates software for aerial wind turbine inspection - Grand Forks Herald

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          Dalrymple, General Atomics Officials Break Ground on Grand Sky UAS Training Academy    
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. CEO Linden Blue to break ground on the aviation company’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy at Grand Sky, the nation’s first operations-ready UAS business and aviation park. 
 
“General Atomics’ business presence at Grand Sky is a testament to the great work underway to build on North Dakota’s position as the premier destination for UAS research, development and commercialization,” Dalrymple said. “Linden and his leadership team recognize the many opportunities and advantages that North Dakota offers the growing UAS industry and we very much appreciate their investments in North Dakota.”
 
General Atomics is a global leader in the development of unmanned aircraft, including the Predator and Reaper series which are widely used by the U.S. Air Force.  The company is building a 19,400-square-foot hangar with adjacent offices to expand its capacity to provide state-of-the-art flight instruction for aircrews that operate its unmanned aircraft, including Air Force personnel, General Atomics pilots and international customers. Construction on the UAS training academy is expected to be completed next summer.
 
“North Dakota was selected as the site for our new training academy not only because it offers uncongested skies and an optimal test range, but also strong support for the continued development of unmanned aircraft capabilities from local, state, and federal government representatives,” General Atomics Aeronautical CEO Linden Blue said. “This investment in the State of North Dakota will establish North Dakota as the center of excellence for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) training operations, and airspace integration testing and grow the number of high-tech jobs associated with these activities.” 
 
General Atomics’ UAS training academy will require a full-time staff of flight instructors, pilots, sensor operators, maintenance personnel, and administrators. About 25 General Atomics’ employees will staff the academy during its first year of operations.
 
Dalrymple last met with General Atomics officials in Washington, D.C. in September to discuss the company’s plans for Grand Sky and to offer the state’s continued assistance in developing its Grand Sky UAS training academy.
 
General Atomics is the second global aviation company to become a Grand Sky tenant.  Last month, Northrop Grumman broke ground on a Grand Sky facility that will support its UAS operations.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to develop Grand Sky, to establish the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and to position North Dakota as the premier destination for UAS manufacturing, research and development.
 
In all, the state has invested more than $34 million to secure and develop one of only six national UAS test sites, to develop Grand Sky, and to support UAS research and innovation in North Dakota. The state has committed about $13 million for infrastructure projects essential to Grand Sky’s development.
 
Those joining Dalrymple and Blue for General Atomics’ groundbreaking included U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Congressman Kevin Cramer, Col. Rodney Lewis, commander of the 319 Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.

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          Incentive for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times   
By Area Development
In any industry, constant change is a fact of life. Nowhere has that been truer than in manufacturing, where automation and other process improvements have drastically reduced the number of workers needed to achieve a given level of productivity. Large manufacturing plants, which might have once employed 500 or more workers, may now function with 100, 75, or fewer highly skilled employees. 

Have state governments that use tax breaks and other inducements to attract industrial projects updated their incentives to reflect these changing times? Conversations with site selection consultants and state officials paint a varied picture. 

A Decline in Number of Jobs Per Project
While “high-labor content projects are still coming to the U.S., there is an advanced manufacturing meta-trend: replacing man-hours with kilowatt-hours,” says Darin Buelow, a principal with Deloitte Consulting. “Machines are doing more work, and the average number of jobs per project has been going down for some time.” 

One example of the modern metrics: Monogram Food Solutions, a major manufacturer of meat snacks, is expanding its business into the city of Schulenburg, Texas. The new plant will only employ 30 workers, but involves a total capital investment of nearly $3 million. The city of Schulenburg was awarded $750,000 from the Texas Capital Fund (TCF) to finance infrastructure upgrades to support the new facility. 

Buelow says he has long contended that state incentives “have not kept pace with the times; for example, tax incentives that don’t kick in until 300 jobs have been created. If you’ve got $100 million capital investment but only create 100 jobs, you don’t qualify. Some states see proposals for (projects creating) 100 or 150 jobs all day long, but can’t use that program.” 

Buelow believes there should be a more flexible posture when it comes to manufacturing. “Incentives need to be more accessible by advanced manufacturers,” he explains. 

Jeff Forsythe, a principal with Greenville, S.C.-based McCallum Sweeney Consulting, notes that different locations often have different priorities when using incentives such as tax breaks. “Some locations…where unemployment is a major concern…are more in interested in jobs. More urban areas that have full employment — less than 4 percent unemployed — are just trying to enhance the tax base and don’t mind highly automated facilities that involve high capital investment.” 

Although they employ relatively few people, large industrial projects (especially data centers) that are capital-intensive and consume large amounts of electricity can often qualify for additional incentives offered by utilities — particularly in the southeastern U.S., Forsythe says. In addition to rate reductions, some utilities are also putting cash in land and infrastructure to incentivize projects. 

Ironically, Buelow notes, state incentives often seem to “be countercyclical to the broader economic cycle. When we’re in a recession, projects dry up and more states are wondering ‘What’s wrong with us? Why aren’t we seeing more activity? We need to retool.’” On the other hand, he says, “When the economy is rocking and rolling, legislatures seem to be inclined to remove available incentives. They may think, ‘Times are good, companies are talking to us; we don’t need some of these things.’ So, we seem to go back and forth between extremes.” 

Getting More Creative
Economic development competition among states has intensified over the years, and many companies that tap into incentives have been doing so for decades. As a result, states are being asked to get more creative, and think about other ways to help businesses, beyond tax breaks, cash grants, and low-interest loans. 

“There is this ‘frontier of creativity.’ Some states are quite adept at offering different modes of assistance, some that are a little nontraditional,” Buelow says. Often, these creative ideas don’t cost taxpayers — so-called “soft assistance,” Buelow explains, such as adding a job-creating newcomer to state bid lists. 

Buelow also sees more states offering custom training tailored to the specific needs of a company “rather than offering something on shelf that has to be delivered by the state training authority.” While some states that formerly lagged behind have developed “best in breed” training programs, such as Georgia’s Quick Start program and Louisiana FastStart, others have been reluctant to do that, Buelow says. One useful strategy is allowing state economic development funds to be used “to pay workers’ salaries, while they are being trained. Companies want flexibility, customization, and fungibility,” he notes. 

Josh Bays, a principal with the Dallas-based Site Selection Group, agrees that not all states have kept pace with changing industrial times. “Historically, economic incentives have rewarded job creation more than capital investment. Intuitively, you would think that those states and communities that want to be more aggressive would start rewarding capital investment more than they have in the past. But a lot of state-level incentives are still based more on job creation.” 

One state that has updated its programs is North Dakota. To stay competitive, and help its resident companies stay competitive, in 2013 the state created an “automation credit,” according to Laura Willard, a project manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Economic Development and Finance division. The credit, designated for the tax years 2013 through 2015, provides an income tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost of automation equipment. The state is in the process of evaluating “all of our tax incentives,” Willard notes. 

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Incentives Programs
Several years ago, The Pew Charitable Trusts developed a “business incentives initiative” to help states identify and share best practices for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on economic development incentives. Pew funded research to evaluate the effectiveness of states’ economic development initiatives. Pew concluded “lawmakers often approve or continue incentives without knowing their potential cost or whether they are working,” and cited a “knowledge gap.” 

According to Pew, from 2012 to 2014, 10 states and the District of Columbia passed laws that will require regular evaluation of tax incentives or will improve existing evaluation processes. Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas enacted laws requiring regular evaluation of tax incentives in 2015. 

Jason Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, LLC, says that although jobs are “still the critical factor” in most states, some have allowed capital investment to be the qualifying inducement to capture incentives, citing Alabama as one example. Earlier this year, the state of Alabama adopted a new incentives platform that, for the first time, included an incentive specifically tied to job creation. However, the job-creation target to qualify for incentives is relatively low — 50 jobs. In order to stimulate investment in rural areas, Alabama has lowered the number to 25 jobs for projects in counties with populations below 25,000, according to Alabama’s Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield. 

Hickey says companies often sign up for incentives that have very little value to them — such as incentives based on tax revenue levels “they would never be able to achieve. It’s not up to the state to decide what is valuable; it’s up to the company,” he notes. Almost half of all incentives available are never realized by companies because they don’t meet the requirements. For companies that accept incentives, it’s also important to have an “aftercare process in place so they can make sure they live up to the expectations they agreed to,” Hickey says. 

Bays says companies sometimes fail to consider key “operational factors. Incentives are awarded for finite periods of time — most often between one and 10 years. Most companies have plans to be operational in a location much longer than that.” And, it’s still the case that economic incentives rank lower on location-decision lists than workforce considerations, regulatory hurdles, and infrastructure factors. 

Bays sees a trend of states becoming “more stringent on the compliance side. They’re requiring a more lengthy compliance process and more stringent clawback policies, making sure they are holding companies accountable.” On a final note, he advises companies to “make sure you really understand what portion of an incentive package is actually useable by your company, and also carefully evaluate compliance requirements.”

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          Dalrymple Highlights North Dakota's Economic Growth, Vision for Future at Economic Summit in Fargo   
By ND Governor's Office
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple, along with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and Valley Prosperity Partnership, today hosted the Governor’s Summit on Economic Growth to showcase the state’s economic diversity and generate ideas for future growth. The one-day event was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo and brought together business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state.
 
Dalrymple kicked off the summit by touting North Dakota’s historic economic success and laying out his vision for future growth and opportunity. He highlighted the economic development strategies that over the past decade have fueled the state’s economic growth and diversification, including an emphasis on job creation, building a strong business climate and targeting key industry sectors such as value-added agriculture, technology, advanced manufacturing and aviation. 
 
The Governor cited North Dakota’s leadership position in several national rankings and studies, including best-run state, growth performer, housing growth and best state for young adults. He stated how North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states in 2014, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a position the state has held for four of the past five years. He also focused on North Dakota’s low unemployment, population growth and how the state’s median age is getting younger.

“North Dakota’s economic growth stems from nearly every business sector, with no single industry telling the whole story of our state’s progress,” said Dalrymple. “We have worked hard to diversify our economy and grow our targeted business sectors, while capitalizing on emerging technologies and industries. This summit is a great opportunity to showcase our strengths and successes, and identify visionary and innovative ideas that will chart a course for North Dakota’s future growth.” 
 
During his remarks, Dalrymple spelled out his vision for future growth that includes building on the state’s economic development efforts and focusing on three key themes: people, places and opportunities. This vision will take North Dakota’s progress to the next level with an emphasis on quality of life and livability of communities, attracting a workforce to drive the state’s economic growth and making the state an obvious choice for those seeking diverse opportunities.
 
The Governor’s vision for growth includes such focuses as child care, affordable housing, education, outdoor recreation, Main Street revival, infrastructure enhancements, access to colleges and universities, and capital for business start-ups.
 
In addition to Dalrymple, the summit featured speakers and panelists covering topics such as attracting and retaining a workforce, accessing capital, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley moderated a panel of business executives outlining a vision for building a workforce for tomorrow’s industries. The event also included a keynote by Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of the widely praised new book, The New Class Conflict, which describes the changing dynamics of class in America.
 
Other statistics Dalrymple cited detailing the state’s economic progress included:
  • During the 2015 Legislative Session, Dalrymple signed into law an additional $397 million in tax relief. Overall, since 2009, he has worked with the Legislature to reduce property and income taxes by more than $4.2 billion. 
  • Over the past five years, North Dakota’s per capita personal income has increased nearly 42 percent, bringing North Dakota to 121 percent of the national average, according to the BEA.
  • North Dakota had $5.3 billion worth of exports in 2014, an increase of $4.3 billion since 2004 when the total value of exports was $1 billion.
  • Since 2004, North Dakota has created 123,600 net new jobs, an increase of 36.6 percent.
  • North Dakota is ranked first in growth in the number, employment and revenues of women-owned firms since 1997. 

 

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          North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 2   
By ND Commerce
Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 2 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.

“Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Tony Richards, chief executive officer of Impact Dakota said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.” 

North Dakota has over 1,200 manufacturing companies within the state employing 46,000 workers. Manufacturing comprises 63 percent of the state’s exports.

Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
Public Events:
  • Duratech Industries in Jamestown on October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cavendish Farms in Jamestown on October 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon. 
  • Posi Lock Puller in Cooperstown on October 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Spectrum Aeromed in Fargo on October 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. 
  • Northup Grumman in New Town will hold an open house in November. Date and time to be determined.
Expos:        
  • Southwest Area Manufacturers Expo on October 7. This public event will showcase manufacturers in the southwest portion of North Dakota. Companies participating include:  Baker Boy, Fisher Industries, Funshine Express, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Medora Corporation, Steffes Corporation, Stone Mill, Inc. and TMI Systems Design Corporation. 
  • Northern Valley Career Expo on November 4. This event is designed for high school students in the northeast portion of the state. Participating manufacturers include: Cirrus Aircraft, Custom Aire, Inc., Marvin Windows & Doors, Retrax Holdings, LLC. and Steffes Corporation.  
Student Tours: 
  • Bobcat Factory in Bismarck will host tours for students from Mandan and Bismarck high schools, Bismarck State College and United Tribes Technical College on October 2.
  • Bobcat Acceleration Center in Bismarck will host two groups of college students on October 2. 
  • Bobcat in Gwinner will host students from North Sargent High School on October 2 and a second group of technology students from Lisbon High School on October 28. 
  • Summers Manufacturing in Devils Lake will host local high school students for tours on October 2.  
  • The Fargo Moorhead community is hosting students from local high schools for tours on October 2. Manufacturers include: Cat Reman, Integrity Windows & Doors, Trail King, John Deere Electronic Solutions, Appareo and Aldevron. 
  • The Wahpeton community is hosting students from local high schools for tours on October 14. Manufacturers include: Comdel, Bobcat, Masonite, Minn-Dak Farmer’s Cooperative and North Dakota State College of Science.
For more information on these events, please contact Linda Liebert-Hall at Impact Dakota at lindal@impactdakota.com or 701-214-7258 for more information.  

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          Lt. Governor Wrigley Outlines the State of the UAS Industry in North Dakota at Annual Summit   
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today kicked off the 2015 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, welcoming leaders in aviation, business, and military to the 9th annual, three-day event. The summit will showcase the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) while updating attendees on the current state of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.
 
“We are at the center of technological advancement in the unmanned aerial systems industry,” Wrigley said. “The stakeholders in North Dakota remain committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations, and educational institutions can aggressively pursue new and exciting opportunities in the unmanned aerial systems industry.”
 
This year, the UAS Summit and Expo aims to combine the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in North Dakota.
 
Since 2013, under Dalrymple’s leadership, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park, and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.
 
Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority in May 2013.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols, privacy safeguards, and UAS research and development opportunities. The authority has worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation, and to develop a test site operation that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
 
The FAA selected North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites in December 2013, citing that North Dakota had a strong proposal, a stellar national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, and university research and development capabilities, along with a diverse climate and open airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site was also the nation’s first to be FAA certified in April 2014 as ready to begin the work of integrating UAS into the national airspace.
 
In February 2015, the U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Technology Park. Northrop Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant in April 2015. Grand Sky is the first commercial UAS business and aviation park in the U.S. The park is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis, and management. It capitalizes on the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota’s UAS Center of Excellence and Northland Community & Technical College’s UAS Maintenance Technician Program. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to grow to over 1.2 million square feet and accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors, and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
 
Also in 2015, North Dakota celebrated landing its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian began manufacturing UAS and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
 
The FAA recently approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

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          Announcing Supply Knowledge News Magazines for Business Executives, Operations and Supply Management Professionals   

Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/01/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley announces its offering of online Supply Knowledge News Magazines targeted for busy executives and supply chain management professionals. A total of 67 online news magazines are are offered and each magazine focus on key subject areas important to today's executive and operational functions of the business enterprise. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

The online offering includes the official magazine of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley, Supply Knowledge (SK) and Supplier Match B2B (SM-B2B). SK and SM-B2B are brands of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley. http://bit.ly/1mO53Qp

The online magazines include the following titles: B2B, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Business Intelligence, Business Process Outsourcing, Change Management, Collaboration, Compliance Management, Contract Management, Cost Management, Cultural Awareness, Data Management, Demand Management, E-Procurement, Economic, Environmental News, Electronic Commerce, Energy Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Facilities Services, Finance Management, Global Supply, Green Procurement Sourcing News, Human Resources, Indirect Procurement, Information Technology, Innovation, International Supply, Internet of Things, Inventory Management, Labor Services, Leadership, Lean Topics, Logistics Management, Manufacturing, Materials Management, Mobile Technologies, Negotiation News, Operations Management, Payment Management, Procurement Software, Publications for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Research News for the Worldwide Supply Chain Pro, Safety News, SaaS Knowledge, Security Knowledge for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Source Green, Social Business, Spend Management for Corporations, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Management News, Supply Chain, Supply Risk, Sustainability, Talent Management, Trade Topics, Training & Development for the Supply Chain Pro, Transportation Management, Vendor Managed Services, and Warehouse Management.

The magazines are viewable any major browser and mobile devices such as iOS and Android systems. Each news magazine can be subscribed to allow the viewer with updated content to be viewed anytime and anywhere. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

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          Announcing the NEW Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley   

Aligning to today's worldwide supply management professional

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2014 -- The Silicon Valley affliate of the Institute for Supply Management has re-engineered its website (www.ismsiliconvalley.org) and professional services offerings.

Its new website offers a clean format for eye friendly format with a mobile version for viewing from any hand-held device using iOS or Android.

In addition to comprehensive supply management profession education, news and knowledge, the website offers live and online presentations. Live events are held in the Silicon Valley region covering a variety of leading edge topics relevant to the global supply management professional.

The new website also has a Job Posting service offering that is "pure-play" in reaching Silicon Valley's best talent and brightest stars in the supply management profession.

If your organization wants to reach the worldwide supply management professional, consider Sponsorship in ISM of Silicon Valley.

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Sponsorship for 12 months buys your organization: (1) Featured placement on ISM of Silicon Valley website and our other social media sites. (2) Business profile in ISM-SV's Supplier Sponsor Directory with links to your website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. and (3) Cross promotion for one live or virtual educational presentation per sponsorship. The Supplier Sponsor Directory includes "search" functionality based on tags/keyword you provide so buying corporations can know about your companies offering, etc.

If you are a diversity supplier, becoming a sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley gives your firm solid visability in reaching the supplier sourcing community on a local and global level.

For the supply management professional, there is help to become certified as a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). The offering includes "One-on-One" instruction for exam preparation to sucessfully pass the CPSM® Exam, CPSD™ Exam, CPSM® Bridge Exam.

The benefits of becoming a individual member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley are numerous. The new website makes the decision and logistics of becoming an individual ISM regular member quite simple. Just two steps to become an individual Member of the Institute for Supply Management at both the international level and local Silicon Valley level.

The Members Only section on the new ISM of Silicon Valley website is planned with expanded content. Members Only section of the new website currently includes: ISM-SV member directory, CPSM email study material & tips, The Supply Knowledge Biz Daily newspaper, etc.

Come and visit the NEW Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley! www.ismsiliconvalley.org

If you or your company would like more information on individual ISM membership, becoming a sponsor, or presentation speaker: Please email us at contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

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An affliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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          Dalrymple, Officials Celebrate Continued Development of Grand Sky UAS Park   
ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined local, state and military officials in celebrating several infrastructure projects critical to the development of the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park. Located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky is the nation’s first commercial UAS business park.
 
“By moving forward on these projects, we are laying the groundwork to establish Grand Sky as the premier destination for America’s growing UAS industry,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota is on the cutting edge of the UAS industry and we’re committed to developing our expertise and assets into a national hub for UAS research, development, testing, training and operations.”
 
The state has committed about $13 million for infrastructure projects essential to Grand Sky’s development. Projects in various stages of completion at the 217-acre UAS park include roadway and sewer improvements; upgrades to a flight tarmac; the installation of data services, electricity and other utilities; and the construction of security infrastructure. In all, the state has invested more than $34 million to secure and develop one of only six national UAS test sites, to develop Grand Sky, and to support UAS research and innovation in North Dakota.
 
In April, aerospace giant Northrup Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant. Grand Sky officials said the state’s support will help attract other Grand Sky tenants and advance North Dakota’s position as a national hub for the UAS industry. Grand Sky will offer 1.2 million square feet of space to the UAS industry, including manufacturers, flight testing and training centers and data analysis.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple to celebrate Grand Sky’s development projects were U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. William Bender, Sen. Ray Holmberg, Grand Forks Air Force Base Commander Col. Rodney Lewis, Grand Forks County Commissioner Tom Falck, Grand Sky Development President Thomas Swoyer and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and to develop a national UAS industry hub. Working toward those goals, some of the state’s notable achievements include:
  • May 2013 - Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, successfully worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation and to develop a test site operation that meets FAA certification.  The authority is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols,  privacy safeguards and UAS research and development opportunities. Former 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund serves as director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
  • December 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration selects North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites. The FAA cited North Dakota’s strong proposal, its national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, university research and development capabilities as well as the state’s diverse climate and open airspace
  • April 2014 - North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
  • February 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials sign an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park.
  • February 2015 - North Dakota lands its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian begin manufacturing unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
  • April 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation becomes Grand Sky’s anchor tenant.
  • August 2015 - The FAA approves expanded operations of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site to include night- flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization allows the industry greater access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA approved the COA application citing maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes developed by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.


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          FAA Approves Use of Visual Observers for UAS Testing Flights in North Dakota   
By ND Commerce
The Northern Plains (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has been given an additional operational approval to expand the testing capabilities for the UAS industry. Northern Plains UAS Test Site is now approved for the use of visual observers from multiple ground locations, often referred to as “daisy-chaining” to ensure a safe, low-altitude environment, that simulates flights that are  beyond the visual line of sight. 
 
“As beyond line of site operations are not currently authorized at low altitudes, ‘daisy-chaining’ gives us the ability to use multiple visual observers to create an environment that tests various concepts beyond visual site,” says Nicholas Flom, Director of Safety at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. “We applaud the FAA for providing us with this opportunity to assist users in simulating missions in a beyond visual line of site environment in an effort to move this industry forward.”
 
This approval replaces the need for a chase manned aircraft, providing a safer and more economical solution. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site is working with NASA and their Unmanned Traffic Management initiative, as well as the FAA’s UAS Center of Excellence to explore low altitude detect-and-avoid solutions. Both of these initiatives require testing in a beyond visual line of sight environment. 
 
Companies working in fields such as precision agriculture and national infrastructure inspection will see a benefit in testing in this environment. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site also hopes to attract manufacturers who would like to demonstrate the capabilities of their platforms to the FAA in a simulated beyond visual line of sight environment.
 
The FAA recognizes the industry’s needs to safely and efficiently integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) and the associated requirement to conduct the aeronautical research needed to do so ultimately enabling commercialization of their services. This Northern Plains UAS Test Site expansion of testing options demonstrates the FAA’s commitment to the UAS industry as well as the capabilities of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 
 
The approval continues a growing number of advancements at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, which became the nation’s first test site to be FAA approved for operations on April 21, 2014.  
 
Gov. Jack Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority in May 2013. The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, has worked ever since to develop the test site and advance the state’s UAS industry.  North Dakota has invested more than $30 million in state funding for the test site’s development, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park and to further advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.
 
For more information about the Northern Plains UAS Test Site or to inquire about gaining access to airspace, go to NPUASTS.COM or call us at 701-777-6100.  

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          Dalrymple Joins Bobcat Co. to Celebrate West Fargo Expansion    
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined Bobcat Company employees and local officials to break ground on an expansion project at Bobcat’s West Fargo headquarters. Bobcat Company will invest $9.5 million to nearly double the size of its headquarters.
 
“Bobcat is an excellent example of the world-class innovation that is driving growth throughout North Dakota,” Dalrymple said. “This expansion will further support Bobcat’s global position as a leading innovator in compact equipment. Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story, a major employer and a valued member of the state’s strong manufacturing sector.”
 
Bobcat and its parent company, Doosan, will nearly double the size of the West Fargo headquarters, from its current footprint of about 38,000 square feet to more than 71,000 square feet. Company officials said the expansion will accommodate growth, drive innovation and improve Bobcat’s overall operations. The expansion will support 240 Bobcat employees, bringing together staff currently working from various locations in the Fargo area. Construction is expected to be completed late next summer.
 
During the groundbreaking, Dalrymple also thanked Bobcat Company officials for partnering with the state to establish a $4.5 million endowed scholarship at North Dakota State University. Made possible through the state’s Higher Education Challenge Fund, Bobcat has agreed to donate $3 million for the student scholarship program, with the Challenge Fund providing a match of $1.5 million. Bobcat and NDSU established the scholarship endowment to support students who pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  In 2013, the Legislature supported Gov. Dalrymple’s proposal to create the Education Challenge Fund, which all of the state’s colleges and universities can leverage to stimulate private-sector philanthropy for academic advancement.
 
Those joining Dalrymple and Goldsbury to break ground on Bobcat’s expansion project included U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Bobcat Company employees.
 
Bobcat Company employs more than 2,000 people at its West Fargo headquarters, its primary manufacturing plant in Gwinner, a support center in Wahpeton, an attachments production plant in Bismarck and its new Acceleration Center in Bismarck.
                                                           
In August 2014, Dalrymple joined Bobcat employees in Bismarck to celebrate the completion of the company’s $28 million Acceleration Center.  Located in Bismarck’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre, the Acceleration Center serves as a key engineering facility for Bobcat and Doosan.
 
One month before completing work on the Acceleration Center, Bobcat employees celebrated a major production milestone when the company’s one millionth loader rolled off an assembly line at its Gwinner manufacturing plant.

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          Dalrymple Presents $5.6 Million for UAS Park as Construction Start Looms   
By Grand Forks Herald
With a memo line reading "Grand Sky UAS Park," Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented a check Monday for $5.6 million to Grand Forks County.

The state funds will allow construction crews to get in the ground as early as next week to begin building the estimated $25 million unmanned aircraft systems business park, which is touted as the first of its kind in the nation.     

"I think all of us in this room together are building a new industry in North Dakota," Dalrymple said. "It's not very often that you can stand there and say we're building a new industry. Maybe a new company or a nonprofit, but very seldom can we say we are creating an entirely new industry for our state and for our nation."

Of the amount allocated through the state Department of Commerce, $2.5 million depended on the park securing a tenant, which came in the form of a commitment from industry giant Northrop Grumman. The remaining $3.1 million was designated by the state Legislature for infrastructure improvements.

Grand Sky aims to provide space to tenants in various areas of the unmanned aircraft industry, from manufacturers to data analysts to flight trainers. The development consists of 217 acres of land adjacent to Grand Forks Air Force Base, which in turn will be developed to offer 1.2 million square feet of usable space for tenants.

"The state of North Dakota has made a huge investment in Grand Sky," said Tom Swoyer Jr., president of Grand Sky Development Co., the business managing the park's development.

Funding development
The park site, located just southwest the base, is rented from the U.S. Air Force by the county after officials signed a lease earlier this year.

The county in turn leases the land to Grand Sky Development Co.

Swoyer said most of the state money will be used for installing or upgrading infrastructure needed before the park's offices, hangars, data storage facilities and other buildings can be constructed.

The first project will be posting a fence around the site, which will establish a secure perimeter.

Normally, entities such as cities can recoup infrastructure installation costs through special assessments placed on the land, which are then passed on to property owners.

In this case, the land is owned by the federal government and is not taxable, which means Grand Sky can't use this method and makes state funding even more vital.

The state's commitment also helps attract tenants, according to Swoyer.

"Without this kind of money, we can't leverage the private investment that's coming," he said. "Without the state investment, it's very difficult to ... get the private companies to this kind of a project."

Continued growth
The funding to get construction underway at Grand Sky is another milestone for the UAS industry in the state.

North Dakota is one of six states awarded a UAS test site by the Federal Aviation Administration in December 2013.

The test site, known as the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and also headquartered in Grand Forks County, is tasked with researching the integration of unmanned aircraft into commercial airspace.

In total, Dalrymple said the state has spent more than $30 million on unmanned aircraft system ventures, including Grand Sky, the test site and other research and development initiatives around the state, including at UND.

Monday's check likely won't be the last cut by the state for Grand Sky.

"I'm happy to say to this is by no means the end of it," Dalrymple said of the state funding. "There is contingency funding established by our legislature—$4.4 million in additional funding—as Grand Sky continues to develop and land more tenants."

In total, about $12.5 million is included in the state's 2015-2017 budget for UAS initiatives.

Dalrymple Presents $5.6 Million for UAS Park as Construction Start Looms - Grand Forks Herald
 

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          Dalrymple Announces $5.6 Million in Additional State Funding for Grand Sky UAS Park   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that Grand Forks County will receive $5.6 million in additional state funding to support the continued development of the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park.
 
“I am pleased to announce that an additional $5.6 million in state funding is available for the continued development of Grand Sky, the nation’s first UAS business park,” Dalrymple said.  “North Dakota’s leadership in the growing UAS industry is attracting national attention and we remain committed to developing our expertise and assets into a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.”
 
Of the $5.6 million in state funding, the state is providing $2.5 million following Grand Sky’s success in securing its first park tenant - global aerospace giant Northrop Grumman.  An additional $3.1 million in state funding is also available to upgrade a flight tarmac and other infrastructure that will support UAS testing and flight operations. The 2015 Legislature appropriated another $4.4 million contingent upon Grand Sky’s further development.
 
North Dakota has provided more than $30 million to advance UAS research and development and is collaborating with organizations statewide to build this emerging industry. Within its borders, North Dakota already has all the components needed to support UAS education, training, research and commercialization.
 
The Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, located on the grounds of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis and management. It capitalizes on the state’s UAS test site, the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota's UAS Center of Excellence. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
 
Dalrymple announced the state’s latest funding commitment for Grand Sky at the Grand Forks County Office Building.  Those joining Dalrymple included members of the Grand Forks County Commission, Grand Forks County Regional Economic Development President and CEO Klaus Thiessen, Grand Sky Development President Tom Swoyer and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Officials with Grand Sky and the North Dakota Department of Commerce have actively recruited Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and other aviation companies to establish a UAS presence at Grand Sky and to utilize the nation’s first UAS test site. Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer are meeting with General Atomics executives in Grand Forks today.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to develop a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development. Working toward those goals, some of the state’s notable achievements include:
 
  • May 2013 - Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, has worked ever since to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation and to develop a test site operation that meets FAA certification.  The authority is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols,  privacy safeguards and UAS research and development opportunities. Former 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund serves as director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 
  • December 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration selects North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites. The FAA cited North Dakota’s strong proposal, its national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, university research and development capabilities as well as the state’s diverse climate and open airspace. 
  • April 2014 - North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  
  • February 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park. 
  • February 2015 - North Dakota lands its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian begin manufacturing unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton. 
  • April 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation becomes Grand Sky’s anchor tenant. 
  • Since 2013, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish Grand Sky and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry. 


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          North Dakota Development Fund Increases Funding Limits for Businesses to $1 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, announced today it has increased funding limits from $300,000 to $1 million.
 
“This increase in funding to $1 million will help businesses access capital to help support start-ups or expansion projects across our state,” North Dakota Development Fund CEO Dean Reese said. “North Dakota businesses in need of debt or equity financing can look to the Development Fund as a possible solution. The fund continues to be a valuable resource for business development, providing a strong return on investment for taxpayers and significantly contributing to job creation.”
 
Since the inception of the Development Fund in 1991, it has invested $103 million in 555 companies with over $33 million invested in rural communities. The investments have contributed to the projected creation of 10,683 primary sector jobs. The Development Fund helped seven start-up businesses begin operations in North Dakota in 2013 to 2014, four of which were in rural communities.
 
The North Dakota Development Fund provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          CNBC Ranks North Dakota 6th Best State for Business   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks #6 on the CNBC America's Top States for Business list. The CNBC ranking scores all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. 
 
“North Dakota's business climate has continued to gain a reputation for supporting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and expansions,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said “The state's growing manufacturing, technology-based businesses, agricultural and energy industries, enhanced with numerous incentives, are drawing some of the world's most recognized companies into the state. Combined with a legendary work ethic and a highly educated workforce, North Dakota has become a dynamic place to live, work and be in business.”
 
North Dakota ranked #1 in workforce and business friendliness. Minnesota took the top ranking in the study, followed by Texas and Utah.
 
The full report is available at http://www.cnbc.com/id/101747925.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          North Dakota Ranks No. 1 in 2014 GDP Growth   
By ND Governor's Office
North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states last year, according to information released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Factors driving the state’s top ranking include continued growth in economic production, new jobs, rising wages and increasing export sales. North Dakota has led the nation in economic growth for four of the past five years.
 
North Dakota’s gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of total economic production, increased 6.3 percent in 2014 to top economic growth among all states. Over the past decade, North Dakota’s economy has averaged an annual growth rate of 6.5 percent compared to the national average of 1.4 percent. Since 2010, the state has averaged an 8.7 percent growth rate in GDP.
 
“This top ranking proves once again that our continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector and that no single industry tells the whole story of North Dakota’s progress,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “We have worked hard to diversify our economy and expand our targeted industries, and those strategies are producing real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages.”
 
According to the BEA, North Dakota’s economic growth is reflected in many areas of commerce, including wholesale trade, retail trade, construction, transportation, manufacturing, energy, and finance and insurance. The BEA report can be viewed at www.bea.gov.
 
Other statistics that detail the state’s economic progress include:
 
  • North Dakota’s per capita personal income in 2014 was $54,951, an increase of $25,109 since 2004 when the per capita personal income was $29,842. This brings North Dakota to 119 percent of the national average, according to the BEA.
  • North Dakota had $5.3 billion worth of exports in 2014, an increase of $4.3 billion since 2004 when the total value of exports was $1 billion.
  • Since 2004, North Dakota has created 122,800 new jobs, an increase of 36.6 percent.
  • North Dakota is ranked first in growth in the number, employment and revenues of women-owned firms since 1997.  


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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through Meetup.com. That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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          Wrigley, ComDel Mark Completion of First Unmanned Aerial System Built in North Dakota    
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined employees at Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation, Inc. to celebrate the completion of the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota. 
 
“Hats off to the great employees at ComDel Innovation for successfully manufacturing the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system,” Wrigley said.  “ComDel’s success represents another milestone in our continuing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.
 
“By working together in North Dakota, we have also established the nation’s first UAS business park as well as the nation’s first certified UAS test site,” Wrigley said.  “With every advancement we make, North Dakota becomes even better positioned to attract more UAS-related investment and jobs; to lead the nation’s quest for the safe integration of the technologies; and to further diversify our state economy.”
 
In February, Gov. Dalrymple joined executives from ComDel Innovation. and Florida-based Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 
“We are excited to be working with Altavian and to play a role in moving North Dakota’s UAS industry forward,” ComDel Innovation President Jim Albrecht said. “At ComDel Innovation, our expertise in high-tech, high-precision manufacturing is a great fit for the UAS industry and we look forward to the opportunities ahead.”
 
Depending on sales, Albrecht estimates that an additional 10 to 20 employees may be added at ComDel to manufacture unmanned aerial systems at its Wahpeton plant.

ComDel Innovation is a precision manufacturer that integrates all aspects of product development. ComDel’s manufacturing services include precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing.
 
At ComDel Innovation Friday, Altavian founder and CEO John Perry presented the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system to Fargo Air Museum officials, a donation to mark the milestone.
 
Altavian COO Thomas Rambo said his company is in the process of hiring a few local employees to help manage the partnership.  Rambo said Altavian is also pursuing opportunities to partner with the Northern Plains FAA UAS Test Site.

Based in Gainesville, Fla., Altavian provides unmanned aerial systems and associated data collection services with applications in the fields of precision agriculture, infrastructure analysis, natural resource management and conservation for government, commercial and research-based customers.
 
Others who joined Wrigley today at ComDel Innovation included Albrecht, Perry, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota, to develop the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.

In May 2013, Dalrymple formed the six-member Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority (NPUASA) which was successful in landing one of only six national UAS test site designations approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The NPUASA is chaired by Lt. Gov. Wrigley.
 
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  The state has invested more than $20 million to establish a national UAS test site; to support the development of Grand Sky, a UAS and aviation park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and to advance UAS research and development.

Last month, aerospace giant Northrop Grumman signed a lease to become an anchor tenant at the Grand Sky UAS park located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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          First North Dakota-Manufactured Drone Unveiled in Wahpeton   
By The Olympian
State and industry officials have unveiled the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota in Wahpeton.

ComDel Innovation signed an agreement in February with Florida-based Altavian Inc. to manufacture drones and components at ComDel's plant in Wahpeton, where the companies showcased their first model.

The Altavian Nova F6500 is the first plane to roll off the assembly line in Wahpeton, and while many unmanned aircrafts are used in overseas combat, these will be used to monitor agriculture and livestock, KFGO-AM reported.

"It's hard to get the kind of repetition that farmers need over the fields to get the real answers that they're trying to get," said Damon Wolfe of Altavian.

The industry is expected to create 10 to 20 jobs in the southeastern North Dakota town.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven hailed the state's first drone as a success for North Dakota. Hoeven has long been a proponent of unmanned aerial systems, having helped establish and secure tenants for Grand Sky, the UAS technology and business park next to the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

"Today marks an important step forward for the UAS industry in North Dakota," Hoeven said. "We have worked to bring together many partners to help establish our leadership in UAS research, development and manufacturing.

The first North Dakota-made drone will be donated to the Fargo Air Museum.

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          DSU Hosts Workshop on Small Business in the Bakken   
By The Dickinson Press
There’s an art to business, especially in the Bakken.Multiple voices gave insight on small businesses in the shale energy sector during a workshop hosted by Dickinson State University on Wednesday at the Strom Center.

The event featured both local and out-of-state experts and business leaders. The Small Business Development Center of North Dakota was responsible for organizing the workshop.

Dan Brockett, an educator from Penn State specializing in the shale energy industry, began the workshop with an overview of the industry. He said it was unique to the continent.

“We have shale plays all over the world, but none of them have really taken off, except in North America,” Brockett said.

He attributed this to aggressive entrepreneurs and private mineral ownership of resources underground.

Brockett stressed the importance of sustained interaction between shale energy industry companies and their communities. Otherwise, he said, it can be detrimental.

“If we don’t have the permission of our communities that we’re doing business in to do that business, it’ll go away,” Brockett said. “And it has.”

He cited New York, western Maryland and France as places where communities have banned hydraulic fracturing, which he feared could happen elsewhere as a result of poor public relations.

Brockett said the shale energy business is one that is “loyalty-based,” where someone who can “do the job and keep on doing the job” will remain in the business.

He said the industry is also based on technology and innovation.

“With this, it’s always changing, always evolving,” Brockett said.

He advised those interested in entering the industry to always keep track of what’s going on.

“It changes so rapidly,” Brockett said.

Jeremy Hancher, a consultant with the Environmental Management Assistance Program in Pennsylvania and a member of the SBDC in the state, said there are certain incentives for businesses to be more green.

“You can create a niche market for yourself and kind of stand out amongst your competitors,” he said.

Hancher said he noticed big fracking businesses in Pennsylvania are starting to prefer doing business with “green” small businesses because they are less likely to violate environmental laws.

He said there is one question that always comes up: “What’s in it for you?”

“You’re trying to save money and reduce costs, reduce concerns if you do want to do business with a larger company,” Hancher said.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules for the 2015-16 year, which he encouraged small businesses to voice their opinions on.

“As the proposals are coming out, it’s very important that you comment on them and let EPA hear what your concerns and your comments are,” he said.

The workshop included a panel of local business leaders and advisors that answered questions about starting and sustaining a small business in the shale energy industry. Ray Ann Kilen, interim associate director of the Strom Center and regional director of the North Dakota SBDC, served as moderator.

The panel consisted of Steffes Corp. CEO Paul Steffes, AWTY Logistics LLC President Elizabeth Vreswyk, North Dakota SBDC Business Advisor Renee Townsend and Alan Anderson, the North Dakota Department of Commerce commissioner.

Vreswyk, whose company produces maps and apps that help workers navigate the Bakken oilfields, said she simply saw a need and acted on it.

She said she could compete with any other logistics company because “you don’t have to call tech support because they’re sitting in Malaysia. I’m actually right here, boots-on-the-ground.”

Steffes said his manufacturing company remained small for some time after the first oil boom in the late ’70s and early ’80s, but he said it always adapted to what was required in the market.

He said things changed about eight years ago when Marathon Oil asked them to make some oil tanks. At the time, they were not in the oil business.

“We had never made an oil tank in our life,” Steffes said.

Since then, Steffes said his company has grown to 310 employees, and 75 percent of its products are now related to oil.

When Kilen asked for tips on surviving as a small business in the energy industry, both Vreswyk and Steffes said having the courage to try new things was key.

“We feel we must reinvent ourself every five years,” Steffes said, emphasizing innovation.

DSU Hosts Workshop on Small Business in the Bakken - The Dickinson Press

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          Hoeven Introduces Legislation to set Interim UAS Rules   
Grand Forks Herald
Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation Tuesday to set temporary guidelines for operating small commercial unmanned aircraft systems while the Federal Aviation Administration develops more permanent rules for the new technology.ADVERTISEMENTHoeven introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in an effort to speed up the development process for an industry some see becoming a major part of the North Dakota and national economy. The FAA largely bans commercial use of UAS, but companies can receive an exemption.

"The sooner we allow the broader use of this technology, the more quickly the U.S. will realize the many societal and economic benefits of UAS," said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, in a statement.

The bill would allow UAS operators to certify aircraft and pilots with six federally designated test sites, one of them being in North Dakota, Hoeven said. Operators would have to fly under proposed FAA rules for small commercial UAS, which limit flights to daylight hours, to within an operator's line of sight, and under an altitude of 500 feet.

Hoeven said it could be a couple of years before the FAA rules are finalized.

The bill is "an effort to expedite the process because we're falling behind other countries," Hoeven said in an interview with the Herald. "This uses the test sites to speed up the process so that our companies can move forward with developing unmanned aircraft."

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The six FAA test sites were set up to research integrating unmanned aircraft safely into the national airspace. North Dakota was named one of the sites in late 2013.

AUVSI estimates that the UAS industry will create more than 100,000 new jobs within 10 years of airspace integration. Small UAS are expected to be used in a variety of industries, including agriculture and energy.

The FAA announced its proposed rules for small UAS in February, but some worry that the government is moving too slowly to regulate the industry.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., joined Hoeven in writing a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta last year in part to express concern about delays operators face in getting permission to fly.

"These delays force those manufacturers and operators who play by the rules to sit on the sidelines while they wait for approval while others chance fines and operate without any certification from the FAA, which raises serious concerns about public safety," Heitkamp, Hoeven, Booker and two other senators wrote in November.

Hoeven's and Booker's bill also creates a deputy FAA administrator responsible for the integration of UAS into the national airspace and "builds a reasonable framework for the registration and use of UAS," according to Hoeven's press release. It also requires operators to report crashes to the FAA.

The FAA doesn't comment on pending legislation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday evening.

"The Commercial UAS Modernization Act sets up clear and immediate rules of the road, helping to lay a foundation that will allow us to make cutting-edge progress in a rapidly emerging field," Booker said in a statement.

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to set Interim UAS Rules - Grand Forks Herald

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          North Dakota Dominates North American UAS Industry with Largest Test Site and Key Commercialization Opportunities   
This week, nearly two-dozen North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are in Atlanta for the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2015 conference to showcase the state's dominance in America's hottest new industry.

As one of the largest blocks of airspace available in the country for flying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with the goal of integrating UAS into the national airspace, the delegation will be at the show to discuss how the nation's first operational UAS test site is advancing research and has become increasingly open for businesses in this high profile industry.

In 2014, North Dakota became the first mission-ready test site chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft into the national airspace. North Dakota alone has invested $22.5 millioninto the test site to advance research and development for the commercialization of UAS, and will be investing an additional $10 million further between now and 2017. In addition, the state's 'Research ND' program will offers $5 million biannually in grants for research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through cooperation with the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU).

"North Dakota is attracting innovative thinkers in UAS technology, creating jobs and expanding this important industry," said Lt. Gov.Drew Wrigley, who also serves as chairman of the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority. "The momentum our state has gained in the past year alone, in cooperation with the FAA, shows again that we are the premier location for the advancement of UAS."

In February, the Grand Forks Air Force Base officially signed an Extended Use Lease Agreement that will allow for the development of the nation's very first UAS business park, Grand Sky. Governor Jack Dalrymple has already appropriated $2.5 million in state funds to further develop the 1.2 million square-foot UAS aerospace and technology park, with plans ahead for further annual investment. Grand Sky is estimated to eventually house 3,000 collaborating innovators for the advancement of UAS technology, including anchor tenant Northrop Grumman - who just signed a formal lease agreement and will break ground on its new facility at Grand Sky in September.

North Dakota's Governor Dalrymple, along with officials from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian, also recently announced that the companies have signed a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture UAS and UAS components at ComDel's high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Alongside these larger business deals taking place in the state, North Dakota's reputation for UAS innovation and proximity to an FAA test site has attracted many UAS tech startups, including Botlink, the creator of an all-in-one control and communications platform that allows UAS operators to control aircraft safely and securely through their own smart phone or tablet by processing all relevant FAA flight data – including avoidance alerts of other aircraft and restricted airspace. Just last week, Botlink announced its new password-protected encryption for secure drone communications that will prevent security breaches between UAS software and hardware, and through this partnership with authorization platform, LaunchKey, Botlink will be the first UAS app in the world with secure logins – solving one of the biggest concerns in the domestic UAS market today.

These new business announcements are just the most recent examples of how North Dakota is leading on UAS research, training and development.

In addition to North Dakota having unencumbered airspace across more than two thirds of the state available for FAA-approved testing, it is also home to a thriving private UAS industry, Grand Forks Air Force Base and partners with four universities prioritizing UAS research, including UND, NDSU, Northland Community & Technical College and Lake Region State College. UND, which has one of the most recognized UAS undergraduate programs in the nation, was the first university to offer a degree program in unmanned aviation in 2009 and is in the midst of a program re-vamp in effort to keep up with the evolving FAA regulations for the sector.

"Building upon North Dakota's long-term operational history and demonstrated performance in unmanned aircraft, and coupled with our collaborative efforts with both industry and the FAA, we are leading the nation's efforts to safely, efficiently and effectively integrate unmanned aircraft to enable commercial UAS operations throughout our National Airspace System," said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

For more information on North Dakota's UAS leadership visit NDUAS.com, and for details on the Northern Plains UAS Test Site visit www.npuasts.com.  

North Dakota Dominates North American UAS Industry with Largest Test Site and Key Commercialization Opportunities - PR Newswire

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          Impact Dakota Announces "Toyota Cruise" Author Mike Hoseus Workshop   
By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host a two-day workshop May 20-21 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers. The workshops will focus on “Enterprise Management Development System”, providing companies with innovative ways to implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles into their business structure.
 
Michael Hoseus, a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, will lead the workshop. Hoseus is executive director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. Hoseus currently supports organizations with lean culture transformations focusing on the roles of executive management and human resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream. Hoseus is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker on the Shingo Award winning book, Toyota Culture.
 
The workshop will focus on:
  • The key components of establishing a lean culture of mutual trust, respect and continuous improvement.
  • The skills and behaviors required to build and manage a lean system.
  • How to attract, select, develop and engage competent and committed team members.
  • The importance and role of standardization and problem solving in establishing a lean culture.
  • How to develop leaders who sustain and improve the systems of lean. 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com. Additional information on the workshop is available by contacting Mark Volesky at 701-412-3319 or markv@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $495. 
 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
 
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.

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          Dalrymple Announces Significant Funding for Grand Sky   
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said $2.5 million in state funds is now available to further develop the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Appropriated for the 2013-2015 biennium, the funding was made available contingent on securing a lease agreement with a Grand Sky tenant.
 
“With Northop Grumman’s agreement today to become an anchor tenant at Grand Sky, we are pleased to announce that another $2.5 million in state funds will be made available to continue developing Grand Sky and further solidify North Dakota’s position as a national leader in the growing UAS industry,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said.  “Northrop Grumman is a global leader in aerospace technology and their commitment to Grand Sky represents another important milestone in our continuing work to develop Grand Sky and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.”
 
Dalrymple spoke today with Northrop Grumman Vice President Tom Vice regarding the aerospace company’s plans to build office space and a UAS operations hangar on the Grand Sky technology park. In February, Grand Forks County officials and the U.S. Air Force signed an enhanced use agreement to develop Grand Sky on the military base.
 
Talks between North Dakota officials and Northrup Grumman began after then-Lt. Gov. Dalrymple invited the company’s Sector Vice President of Operations, Gerald ‘Duke’ Dufresne, to visit North Dakota and learn more about the state’s aviation and aerospace offerings. Since then, the state has invested more than $20 million to support the development of Grand Sky; to establish a national UAS test site; and to advance UAS research and development.
 
Dalrymple, other state officials and the state’s congressional delegation have continued talks with Northrop to secure the aerospace giant’s presence at Grand Sky.  Dalrymple also led the state’s successful efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.
           
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
 
“The signing of Northrop to become another partner at Grand Sky is another indication that our goal of diversification of North Dakota is moving in high gear,” said Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks.
 
Holmberg, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said lawmakers are supportive of the governor’s request to provide additional funding for Grand Sky’s development and are advancing legislation for additional funding contingent on securing additional Grand Sky tenants.
 
In February, Dalrymple and officials from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian announced that the companies have agreed to manufacture unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 

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          Impact Dakota Announces Lean Product Development Workshop   
By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host two lean product development workshops May 4 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers
 
The workshops will focus on “Lean Product Development”, providing companies with innovative ways to design and produce products for market. The workshops will also teach participants how to integrate lean tools with product development in their company.
 
“This workshop gets company leaders engaged in examining their product development activities and process through ten “lenses” of best-in-class Lean Product Development methods,” Tony Richards, CEO of Impact Dakota said. “Participants will leave the conference with a number of Lean Product Development tools that can help their company,”
 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com or by contacting
Dan Halverson, Impact Dakota at 701-328-5472 or danh@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $99.
 
Ed Maier, a product development expert, will lead the workshop. Maier is a Certified Lean Product Development Master Instructor, an Innovation Engineering “Trained Brain”, Business Growth Coach and Systematic Inventive Thinking Method Coach. He also has extensive training in Technology Driven Market Intelligence and Technology Scouting methods.
 
Lean Product Development is the application of lean principles to product development. Lean Product Development speeds the time to market by eliminating the root causes of time-consuming and expensive design changes. In reducing the time, Lean Product Development also helps reduce the costs and risks involved in product development.
 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
 
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.

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          Manufacturers Trying to Find Their Niche in Oil Industry   
By The Grand Forks Herald
A product a North Dakota manufacturing company began making for one oil customer is now exported to several states.

The success story of a product from Steffes Corp., with locations in Dickinson and Grand Forks, served as an example this week for regional manufacturers trying to break into the oil and gas business.

Steffes, which eight years ago began making tanks and walkways for the oil industry instead of ag hopper bins, had one customer that wanted a better flaring system, said Todd Mayer, new product development and sales manager.

Steffes developed a natural gas flaring system that burns cleaner, with less volatile organic compounds released into the air, and the company anticipated the customer would order one or two a month, Mayer said during a Manufacturing and Logistics Conference held in Williston.

The company never marketed the product, but word of mouth prompted demand for the flaring system to spread. Steffes now sells it to other companies in North Dakota as well as Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, Mayer said.

Manufacturing companies from the region, including several from eastern North Dakota, attended the conference to learn how they, too, could make products for the oil and gas industry.

“I would say there’s very little that we can’t make here,” said David Lehman, manufacturing engineering extension specialist with North Dakota State University.

The event served as the launch of a new initiative from Williston Economic Development to reduce costs for companies operating in the Bakken by offering more products and services locally.

But it can be challenging for local manufacturers to get a foot in the door with oil companies, which typically make purchasing decisions at the corporate level.

Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko said his office will lead an in-depth study to understand the challenges the oil companies face and identify opportunities for manufacturers.

Oil industry representatives said during the conference that delays getting equipment or parts shipped in from other states often create costly delays.

“Time is money,” said Dave Ruffie, production foreman for Continental Resources.

North Dakota manufacturers have increased how much oil and gas business they’re doing over the past five years, Lehman said. But there’s room to do a lot more.

“What we’re doing is a fairly small percent of the entire supply chain,” Lehman said.

TrueNorth Steel, with corporate headquarters in Fargo, has produced oilfield tank products since the 1980s, said sales manager Scott Johnson. The company tries to stay innovative by spending time in the field to see what’s working and what’s not.

“It’s a lot more expensive to fix problems in the field than it is in our factory,” Johnson said.

In addition to oilfield tanks and catwalks, TrueNorth produces a steel containment system to contain oilfield spills that takes less time to install in the field than competing products, Johnson said.

Other North Dakota companies have begun doing oilfield work more recently.

Brad Odegard, owner of FlexTM in Wahpeton, said he first explored opportunities in the Bakken in 2011, spending the night in the Williston Walmart parking lot because he couldn’t find a hotel room.

Odegard said he found business in the Bakken by listening to what the challenges were and seeking expertise from the industry. One company representative in Denver was impressed that they could do weekly deliveries to the Bakken, he said.

Dana Wiertzema, sales manager for AIM Machining in Wahpeton, said for the past few years the company has manufactured products and reworked tools used by the oil industry. Some of company’s success has come from attending national oil conferences and reading trade magazines to find ideas, he said.

Attendees at the conference said they think the low oil prices and a slowdown in agriculture manufacturing provide opportunities for the two industries to work together.

“In the middle of the economy that’s slowing down, there’s opportunities,” Wiertzema said. “Why can’t we be part of that next success story?”

Manufacturers Trying to Find Their Niche in Oil Industry - The Grand Forks Herald

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          As Oil Prices Slide, North Dakota Sees Manufacturing in its Future   
By Eagle Ford Texas
Business and community leaders in North Dakota’s western oil patch have launched an aggressive campaign to convince more manufacturers to set up shop locally, part of a push to expand the area’s economy beyond crude production and slash costs.

The effort, which was launched on Wednesday at a conference in Williston, capital of the state’s oil industry, comes as crude prices have plunged more than 60 percent since last summer, threatening the economy of a region overly reliant on one industry – pumping of oil out the ground.

Industry and community leaders say diversification is crucial for not only the state’s economy, but also for oil producers who have long complained of excessive costs for pump repairs, valve parts and myriad other components and services.

“We’re just asking for a quality product at a reasonable price,” Dave Ruffie, a production foreman with Continental Resources Inc, said at the conference, dubbed “ManLog” by organizers for its focus on manufacturing and logistics.

Ruffie and other employees from Continental, the second-largest North Dakota oil producer, complained that the lack of locally available parts and supplies can often impede production, anathema to executives in the company’s Oklahoma City headquarters.

“There are a lot of opportunities to partner locally, we feel,” Ruffie told the conference’s roughly 175 attendees, who each paid $325 for the two-day ManLog conference. Organizers hope the conference sparks a 20-year initiative to bring more manufacturing to the region.

Anderson Industries could help. The company, located on North Dakota’s eastern edge, six hours from Williston, currently does metal fabrication and machining work for agricultural clients and is interested in expanding into the oil industry, executives said.

If Continental could use Anderson or another local company for repair work or parts supply, it could save time and money by not relying on existing suppliers scattered in distant states such as Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

“There are literally thousands of products we use here everyday that have cost and lead time issues,” said Jeff Zarling of Dawa Solutions Group, a communications firm that co-organized ManLog with Williston officials.

Fertilizer, plastics and liquefied natural gas companies have announced plans or are considering setting up shop in North Dakota, a step that would diversify the economy.

“With oil prices down, now there is an interest in how to reduce costs and improve efficiencies,” said Shawn Wenko, head of Williston’s economic development office.

As reported by "As Oil Prices Slide, North Dakota Sees Manufacturing in its Future - EagleFordTexas.com"

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          North Dakota Lands Its First UAS Manufacturing Venture   
by ND Governor
0IMG_4928.JPGGov. Jack Dalrymple today joined executives from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 
“This partnership represents another important step in our ongoing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development,” Dalrymple said. “The UAS industry holds great promise with boundless opportunities for future applications.  As one of only six national test sites, North Dakota is well positioned to attract UAS-related investment and jobs, to lead the nation’s quest for the safe integration of the technologies and to further diversify our state economy in the process.”
 
Dalrymple and ComDel Innovation President Jim Albrecht announced ComDel’s UAS partnership with Florida-based Altavian during a news conference today at the state Capitol in Bismarck. They were joined by Thomas Rambo, COO of Altavian. Based in Gainesville, Fla., Altavian provides unmanned aerial systems and associated data collection services with applications in the fields of precision agriculture, infrastructure analysis, natural resource management and conservation for government, commercial and research-based customers.

“We are excited to be working with Altavian and doing our part to help round out North Dakota’s offerings to the UAS industry,” Albrecht said. “We look forward to moving the relationship forward and seeing what is in store for UAS technology in North Dakota.”

Depending on sales, Albrecht estimates an additional 10 to 20 employees may be added to work on this project during the next two years.  Altavian plans to hire a few employees from the local community to help manage the partnership.

ComDel Innovation is a precision manufacturer that integrates all aspects of product development. ComDel’s manufacturing services include precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing.
 
“North Dakota is presenting Altavian with the opportunity to grow in a number of ways including an opportunity to refine and scale our manufacturing process, to engage the universities and corporations with research and development and to expand our market presence,” Rambo said.  “The opportunity to partner with Research North Dakota and the Northern Plains FAA UAS Test Site will strengthen the UAS industry in the state. Altavian is fully committed to thrive in North Dakota. The first aircraft coming off the line at ComDel are slated to remain in North Dakota at research institutions and North Dakota based companies.”

Gov. Dalrymple led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.
 
n May 2013, Dalrymple formed the six-member Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority (NPUASA) which was successful in landing one of only six national UAS test site designations approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The NPUASA is chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley.
 
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  The state has invested more than $20 million to establish a national UAS test site; to support the development of Grand Sky, a UAS and aviation park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and to advance UAS research and development.
 

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          Low Oil Prices Haven't Rattled Williston's Small Businesses    
By The Dickinson Press
Even as plunging crude oil prices fuel anxiety in North Dakota, small business owners in the No. 2 U.S. oil-producing state say they are confident that demand for their products and services will remain strong enough to keep things humming.
 
 
North Dakota’s Oil Patch has been one of the faster-growing U.S. regions. Small businesses employ three-fifths of the state’s private workforce, about 195,000 people, with food service and construction among the larger employers, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

While big oil companies grab the most headlines outside of the state, much of the local economy still relies on hotel owners, plumbers, contractors and other small businesses, said Mike Gallagher, manager of the SBA’s North Dakota district.

“There’s a note of caution right now around oil prices, but many know the trends: things go down and things go up,” Gallagher said. “I haven’t found anyone that’s alarmed.”

New coffee shops, restaurants and health food stores have recently opened or are set to open in Williston, capital of the state’s oil boom. Roughly 78 percent of North Dakota’s small businesses that opened in 2013 were still around in 2014, SBA data show.

“Even if oil prices continue to fall, I think people will still treat themselves to a good cup of coffee,” said Louise Skaare, manager of Lantern Coffee Company, a niche affair opening Friday with a menu anchored by ristretto and cortado.

At first blush, organic food store Fresh Palate appears out of place in hard-scrabble Williston, selling gluten-free biscotti, dairy-free pepper jack cheese and organic baby powder suffused with probiotics.

“We saw a need for this type of store here,” said co-owner Lacey Dixon, a Williston native who opened Fresh Palate in December. “So I’m not nervous at all about the oil price.”

To be sure, the new businesses open during a difficult time for a region so linked to oil, with crude prices down about 50 percent since June. Layoffs are happening at companies both large and small, though more than 2,000 jobs are still waiting to be filled.

The number of job openings shows the labor market remains tight. Skaare plans to close Lantern Coffee at 5:30 p.m. each day because she cannot find enough staff.

Culvers, a privately held restaurant chain that competes with McDonald’s, held a job fair last month to find 100 employees. It still has jobs to fill before opening later this month.

“This oil price dip is going to have an impact, but it’ll just be short term,” said Rob Woodling, who is franchising the restaurant with his wife, Casandra. “Williston has developed enough of an infrastructure to support itself.”

Qdoba, a Mexican chain owned by Jack in the Box Inc., is looking for workers ahead of an early March opening. Red Wing Shoe Co., the privately held work boot manufacturer, is looking for a manager for a new Williston store.

“I’m not worried about oil prices at all,” said Chris Duell, a Little Caesars franchisee who plans to open by April if his contractor can get enough staff to finish renovations. “Pizza sells, no matter what.”

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          Low Oil Prices Have Yet to Rattle North Dakota Small Businesses   
By Reuters
Even as plunging crude oil prices fuel anxiety in North Dakota, small business owners in the No. 2 U.S. oil producing state say they are confident that demand for their products and services will remain strong enough to keep things humming.

North Dakota's oil patch has been one of the faster-growing U.S. regions. Small businesses employ three-fifths of the state's private workforce, about 195,000 people, with food service and construction among the larger employers, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

While big oil companies grab the most headlines out of the state, much of the local economy still relies on hotel owners, plumbers, contractors and other small businesses, said Mike Gallagher, manager of the SBA's North Dakota district.

"There's a note of caution right now around oil prices, but many know the trends: things go down and things go up," Gallagher said. "I haven't found anyone that's alarmed."

New coffee shops, restaurants and health food stores have recently opened or are set to open in Williston, capital of the state's oil boom. Roughly 78 percent of North Dakota's small businesses that opened in 2013 were still around in 2014, SBA data show.

"Even if oil prices continue to fall, I think people will still treat themselves to a good cup of coffee," said Louise Skaare, manager of Lantern Coffee Company, a niche affair opening Friday with a menu anchored by ristretto and cortado.

At first blush, organic food store Fresh Palate appears out of place in hard-scrabble Williston, selling gluten-free biscotti, dairy-free pepper jack cheese and organic baby powder suffused with probiotics.

"We saw a need for this type of store here," said co-owner Lacey Dixon, a Williston native who opened Fresh Palate in December. "So I'm not nervous at all about the oil price."

To be sure, the new businesses open during a difficult time for a region so linked to oil, with crude prices down about 50 percent since June. Layoffs are happening at companies both large and small, though more than 2,000 jobs are still waiting to be filled.

The number of job openings shows the labor market remains tight. Skaare plans to close Lantern Coffee at 5:30 p.m. each day because she cannot find enough staff.

Culvers, a privately held restaurant chain that competes with McDonald's, held a job fair last month to find 100 employees. It still has jobs to fill before opening later this month.

"This oil price dip is going to have an impact, but it'll just be short term," said Rob Woodling, who is franchising the restaurant with his wife, Casandra. "Williston has developed enough of an infrastructure to support itself."

Qdoba, a Mexican chain owned by Jack in the Box Inc , is looking for workers ahead of an early March opening. Red Wing Shoe Co, the privately held work boot manufacturer, is looking for a manager for a new Williston store.

"I'm not worried about oil prices at all," said Chris Duell, a Little Caesars franchisee who plans to open by April if his contractor can get enough staff to finish renovations. "Pizza sells, no matter what."

Low Oil Prices Have Yet to Rattle North Dakota Small Businesses - Reuters.com

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          New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off   
By Grand Forks Herald
A groundbreaking unmanned aircraft research proposal was approved Friday by a UND research oversight committee
 
The project proposed by staff from the university's unmanned aircraft program seeks to test radio control of unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight. The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with integrating unmanned aircraft systems into commercial air space and researchers said this project supports that mission.

"This is true UAS integration into the (National Air Space). We have not done a project at UND that rivals as far as the importance of it to the FAA," UAS Course Manager Mike Corcoran said. "This is smack dab in the middle of what they're trying to solve."

According to an application submitted to the school's UAS Research and Compliance committee, the project's purpose is to test the "performance and viability of new radio communications" for unmanned aircraft.

The jump from flying these devices within sight of the pilot to out of sight is key to integrating the technology into commercial airspace.

The first flights will be conducted at the Lakota, N.D., airport starting in June. Since flights are expected to go beyond the line of sight of operators, researchers will follow the aircraft from the ground in chase vehicles.

The two-year project is funded with $500,000 from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and a matching $500,000 contribution from avionics company Rockwell Collins.

The university's new UAS training aircraft, a SandShark manufactured by Northrop Grumman, will be flown to test the communication systems and gather flight data. A larger aircraft, a Boeing ScanEagle may be used later on in the project.

All research data collected will be stored by Rockwell Collins, according to the proposal application.

The SandShark is equipped with a forward facing video camera on its nose, but Corcoran said any video taken will not be archived so privacy concerns should be minimal.

The completion date for the research project is set for Nov. 30, 2016.

New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off - Grand Forks Herald


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          Dalrymple, Badlands NGL Announce Largest Private Equity Project in State History   
By ND Governor's Office
Governor Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL, LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.
 
Badlands NGL, LLC, and its partners expect to invest $4 billion to build the polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota. The project will be the largest private investment in state history.
 
“This project is fully aligned with our goals to reduce flaring, add value to our energy resources right here in North Dakota and create diverse job opportunities across the state,” Dalrymple said.  “By advancing the responsible development of our energy resources and by adding value to all of our resources, the opportunities in North Dakota are boundless.”
 
Joining Dalrymple and Gilliam for the announcement were Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, both of whom serve with Dalrymple on the North Dakota Industrial Commission which regulates the state’s energy industry.  Sen. John Hoeven also participated in the announcement which was held at the state Capitol in Bismarck.
 
"The role of the Industrial Commission in helping the Badlands’ project come together reflects the Commission's mission to promote oil and gas production in a manner that prevents waste and protects the rights of mineral owners," Goehring said. “When completed, this project by itself has the potential to reduce most of the flaring of natural gas in our state.  That’s real progress and good news for North Dakota.”
 
The value-added manufacturing plant will tap into North Dakota’s abundant supplies of liquid natural gas to source ethane.  The facility will convert ethane gas to low density and high density plastics which are used to make a wide range of end products for consumers and industry.  The facility will be able to produce 1.5 million metric tons of polyethylene, or 3.3 billion pounds annually, and will employ 500 highly trained people in manufacturing, marketing, administrative, safety, financial and executive positions. The project will take at least three years for full development.
 
“This is a good example of what we can accomplish by adding value to our energy resources,” Stenehjem said. “This plant will not only help us reduce the flaring of natural gas, but it will also create new, high-paying jobs and further diversify our state economy.”
 
Badlands intends to market the majority of the polyethylene products domestically, but product will also find its way to markets in Asia, South America and Europe.  Project developers say that the plant’s location in North Dakota will enable them to efficiently ship to world markets from the Pacific Northwest and from Atlantic ports.
 
“Badlands is proud to bring this manufacturing facility to North Dakota,” Gilliam said. “We are committed to maximizing the value of Bakken ethane for producers, their midstream partners and all gas processors. This facility is the solution needed to add value to North Dakota’s ethane supply and make it a commercially marketable product.  In doing so, there will actually be a market advantage for North Dakota polyethylene products.
 
“North Dakota elected officials and agencies have provided Badlands with by far the most business-friendly and pro-development environment in the United States, Gilliam said. “We have been fortunate to attract many of North Dakota’s leading business and community leaders as Badlands investors, and we continue to discuss debt and equity capital markets needs with major financial institutions.”
 
In developing the world-class manufacturing plant, Badlands is working with two strategic partners, Tecnicas Reunidas, or “TR” (www.tecnicasreunidas.es), which is based in Madrid, Spain, as well as Vinmar Projects (www.vinmar.com/projects/) of Houston, Texas. TR, one of the largest petrochemicals and polymers contractors in the world, is completing a preliminary engineering analysis for Badlands. This work is scheduled for completion in 2014 and will include technology evaluations, engineering and planning, and final site selection. 
 
Vinmar provides services in support of project finance for the development partners.  Vinmar and Badlands have signed a mutually binding, 15-year memorandum of understanding for 100 percent of the polyethylene to be produced by the Badlands project. 
 
Badlands NGL, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Principals and strategic partners of Badlands have considerable experience in development, construction and management of operations that convert natural gas liquid into polyolefin products.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $733,256   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for six Venture Grants and one Research ND Grant totaling $733,256 at its meetings held September 19, 2014.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with Technology Applications Group was awarded $34,073 to further characterize and modify the company’s coatings for applications in additional markets.
Venture Grant Program
 
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market of potential iron cross-linked alginate beads for phosphate removal from water bodies and the subsequent use of the phosphate containing beads as a slow release fertilizer.
 
  • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was awarded $99,214 to further develop the ability replicate specific human bone using 3D printing. The project will address the feasibility and market potential of producing human bone with specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, bone density) for use in research settings.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of nanospheres in paints and coatings to increase the anti-corrosion properties of the paint when applied to metal.
 
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,969 to address the feasibility and market potential of new sensor technology to directly measure the soil environment. The sensors would be deployed during planting and are produced from renewable environmentally-safe materials.
 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of inhibitor of gamma herpes viruses as a potential therapeutic agent. The Epstein-Barr virus (a gamma herpes virus) is one of the most common viruses in humans, is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several forms of cancer including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials in partnership with Renuvix was awarded $200,000 to scale up production of novel resins and polymers derived from plant oils and sugars for commercial use. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is November 21, 2014.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3   
By ND Commerce
Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.
 
“Manufacturing is a vital part of North Dakota’s economic success,” Al Anderson, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner said. “Since 2003, North Dakota manufacturing exports grew 169 percent while the national average was a 70 percent increase.”
 
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in North Dakota account for nearly 8 percent of the total output in the state, employing 6 percent of the workforce. Manufacturing compensation is just over 37 percent higher than other nonfarm employers in the state.
 
“Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Randy Schwartz, center director and chief executive officer of the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.”
 
Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
 
Dickinson (Public tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.    
 
Fargo (Private/Public Tours) - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Private Tours
    • Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is hosting 170 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
      • John Deere Electronic Solutions – John Deere Electronic Solutions leads the industry through innovative design, development, and manufacturing of custom, integrated electronics components.
      • Aggregate Industries – A leading player in the construction industry by producing and supplying a range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and blocks. 
      • Fargo Jet Center / Weather Modification – An award winning aircraft services company and a global atmospheric sciences company committed to continued advances in the fields of weather modification and atmospheric research.
      • Prinsco – Manufacturing and providing innovative water management solutions to increase agricultural production, ensure water quality and promote sustainable systems. Premiere products include a complete line of corrugated plastic pipe and accessories.
 
  • Public Tours - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Trail King Industries – Building trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Tours are for high school and college students from 8am to 3pm
 
Grand Forks (Public Tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.        
 
Jamestown (Public Tours) – October 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  Tours are 30 minutes and run from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Please RSVP and be pre-screened before September 26th.  Email Holly@growingjamestown.com for details about the requirements and the dress code for the tours.   
 
Wahpeton (Private Tours) - October 22 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The City of Wahpeton is hosting 203 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
  • Bobcat – A leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. 
  • WCCO Belting – World’s largest manufacturer of agricultural rubber belting products: swather canvases, baler belts, tube conveyor belts, die-cut parts and a variety of rubber industrial belting products.    
  • ComDel Innovations – Contract manufacturer excelling in precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing, integrating all aspects of product development. 
  • Heartland Precision – Provides thread rolling and metal finishing as well as forming and precision machining services to a variety of industries and customers. 
  • North Dakota State College of Science – A 2-year state supported college offering over 80 academic options using hands-on learning and state-of-the-art equipment in partnership with industry leaders. They are providing tours of their educational facility and hosting the students for lunch. 
 
For more information visit www.mfg.com.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          North Dakota: Legendary Among States    
By Gallup

"Oil boom" is probably the first phrase that comes to mind when one thinks about North Dakota. Yet North Dakotans see their state as much more than oil. They are highly satisfied with their schools, their air quality, their ability to find a quality job, and their overall standard of living. In Gallup's comprehensive survey of all 50 states, North Dakota ranks No. 1 on a variety of indicators spanning economics, public affairs, education, the environment, and well-being. In 2014, North Dakota is a complex, thriving state that is adapting rapidly to the economic and social factors that are transforming this population of roughly 725,000 people.
Economics: The State of North Dakota
These findings are based on a special 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013, including interviews with approximately 600 residents in every state.

North Dakotans are more likely than residents of any other state to say that their state's economic conditions are excellent or good, that the state's economy is getting better, and that they have not lacked money for adequate housing in the last 12 months. In addition, more residents than anywhere else say it is a good time to find a quality job and that their state is a good place for people starting a new business.

To an outsider, the answer seems clear: the North Dakota oil boom has expanded wealth and opportunity to the point that there is a chicken in every pot. To leading officials in North Dakota, the story has its roots in prudent long-term planning statewide that Democrats and Republicans began in the early 1990s. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says well before oil was discovered in the Parshall Oil Field in 2006, the state was on its way to economic prosperity. Dalrymple, who served as former Gov. John Hoeven's lieutenant governor, credits his boss with taking these efforts to the next level.

"We needed to get our state economy going," Dalrymple says. "We basically set about creating a state for more opportunities … energy, agriculture, technology, advanced manufacturing, tourism."

In 2000, North Dakota was 38th in personal per capita income, at $25,872. By 2008, that figure had risen to $40,880, or 19th in the nation. According to Andy Peterson, president and CEO of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, the growth in advance manufacturing, value-added food processing, and tourism, in addition to traditional bases such as agriculture, accounted for North Dakota's vaulting ahead of other states. It was only in 2009 that oil became a factor in the state's finances, but the groundwork for a boom had already been laid.

"Oil is a very thick frosting on a very nicely baked cake," Peterson says.

Oil had been found in North Dakota before, but Dalrymple, Peterson, and Al Anderson, North Dakota state commerce commissioner, agree that the volume and velocity of the boom was unexpected. Dalrymple says there were 200,000 barrels a day in 2009, compared with 1 million barrels a day now.

"The rapid evolution of the oil industry was not foreseen," says Anderson.

"We had seen oil booms come and go but now the technology has changed," Peterson says. "We didn't realize how much oil was in the ground. We found ways to extract oil that we could never expect."
In addition to oil, success in agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism are contributing factors to North Dakota's having the lowest unemployment in the U.S. for the past four years. The state has added 116,000 jobs since 2000, a job-growth increase of 35.6%. Net migration in the state is up 12.7% since 2000. This onrush of new jobs and workers has strained the housing market. North Dakota residents are fully aware of this, as 61% say they are satisfied with the availability of affordable housing in their state, one of the lowest in the nation.

Anderson says North Dakota has been building 2,000 to 3,000 new housing units per year and that hotel occupancy has dropped from 95% to 65%, as more houses are being built. Dalrymple says his state is building apartment buildings with controlled rents to meet demand.

"I consider that one of the solvable challenges," Dalrymple says. "We're mostly spending money for infrastructure needs."

North Dakotans Give Their Schools an "A"
North Dakotans are not just satisfied with their economy, however. Across the 50 states, North Dakotans are the most likely to rate their K-12 education as excellent or good, to agree that their schools prepare students to get a good job, and to be satisfied with the education system or schools overall.
Public Affairs: The State of North Dakota
According to the North Dakota officials, there are various reasons for this high satisfaction with education in the state.

"Sheer volume of school districts helps because there are many local school districts," says Peterson. "Schools are more accessible to students and teachers."

Anderson added that "education has always been extremely important to North Dakota," though he would like to see a continued focus on education for STEM jobs, to keep pace with the growth in the state.

In contrast to their mostly positive -- in many cases, nation-leading -- views about the economy and education, North Dakotans exhibit mixed views on the social climate in their state. While residents were first in the nation in saying they were "treated with respect all day yesterday," and "experienced enjoyment a lot of the day yesterday," they reported low levels of their state being a "good place for racial and ethnic minorities" and a "good place for gay or lesbian people," Gallup reported last year that North Dakota has the lowest percentage of residents in the nation who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Social Climate: The State of North Dakota
In offering his view on why his state residents might make these assertions, Dalrymple spoke in general terms about how North Dakota is in a process of evolution.

"There's a tendency for people not being immediately comfortable with new people until they have had a chance to meet them and evaluate them," Dalrymple says. "We're evolving every year and becoming more accustomed to different people and lifestyles."

"We've had a pretty homogenous society in the past," Anderson says. "Ninety percent is probably the white Caucasian split, but minorities are increasing." Anderson added, "I truly believe our rankings will go up. We will adjust and improve. I think it is embraced by the vast majority of people in North Dakota."

Peterson says where North Dakota is located plays a major factor in evaluating newcomers and different lifestyles.

"The rest of the country, especially the coasts, change the pace of life quicker than we do," he says. "Doesn't surprise me that we are slower to change. But I think the state is changing. We reflect the Midwest and I think we're going to change last. But there isn't hostility to these groups. Once you interact with these groups, you realize that people are people."

The North Dakota Experience
North Dakotans are, by and large, satisfied with their state and the direction in which it is going. Certainly the oil boom, after years of strategic economic planning, may be one of the chief contributors to this statewide contentment. North Dakota may now be on the map as an economic power, but it is still a rural state with a large land mass and relatively few residents, with room to grow. Anderson estimated that oil output could rise to 1.7 million barrels per day in the near future. He says North Dakota is now second behind Texas in oil production and that "a few years ago, we saw a 20-year run with oil (but) this can be a 60-year-play."

When asked to sum up the North Dakota experience, each official offered this reflection of the state:
  • Peterson: "The North Dakota experience is one of quiet fortitude and self-reliance, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, equal opportunity for all -- at least in our minds, even if it isn't the case. It is about individual responsibility and self-reliance."
  • Dalrymple: "North Dakota has been discovered. When I travel around the country, people are no longer clueless about what's going on here -- people coming here and investing here -- it's prospering and there are opportunities here."
  • Anderson: "[People] can truly make a difference in North Dakota and they can't necessarily do it everywhere. I've lived in eight states and outside the country. You see a lot of people giving back [in North Dakota]. Our legislators are truly part-time legislators. Everybody matters here and I don't think people get that in a larger community all the time."
North Dakota is evolving -- and its residents are now more positive about their state than any other state in the nation is on economics, well-being, and public affairs.

North Dakota: Legendary Among States - Gallup.com

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          Dalrymple Joins Bobcat Co. to Dedicate Acceleration Center   
By ND Governor's Office

Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Bobcat Company President Rich Goldsbury, Bobcat employees and public officials to celebrate the completion of the company’s $28 million Acceleration Center.   Located in Bismarck’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre, the Acceleration Center will serve as a key engineering facility for Bobcat and its parent company, Doosan.
 
“Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story and this Acceleration Center further positions Bobcat for even greater things to come,” Dalrymple said. “The state-of-the-art Acceleration Center will serve to keep Bobcat at the forefront of innovation while supporting local jobs and creating economic opportunities for our state.”
 
Bobcat’s Acceleration Center will support 175 employees tasked with initial design, engineering, prototype manufacturing, computer simulation and product testing. The center’s research and development teams will advance product innovation for Bobcat compact equipment and some Doosan heavy equipment to benefit customers worldwide.
 
Bobcat broke ground on the Acceleration Center in May 2013. The project involved expanding Bobcat’s existing building to include laboratory and office space, classrooms and product testing and demonstration areas. The Acceleration Center is a two-story facility that encompasses 190,000 square feet.  Employees also have 22 acres for outside testing and product development.  In addition to the Acceleration Center, Bobcat also operates an attachments production facility in Bismarck. In all, West Fargo-based Bobcat Co. employs about 2,000 people in North Dakota.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple and Goldsbury at the center’s dedication were Sen. John Hoeven, Rep. Kevin Cramer, Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary and Bobcat employees. The dedication follows a recent production milestone at Bobcat. On July 12, employees celebrated as Bobcat’s one millionth loader rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing plant. Bobcat is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment 

 

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $284,673.50   
By ND Commerce

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for eight projects totaling $284,673.50 at its quarterly meeting July 22nd at the Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Facility in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Morning Joy Farm (Mercer) was awarded $26,250 for consideration in a farm diversification enhancement to their existing operation. The enhancement would utilize farm products to meet consumer demand for ready-to-eat foods and baked goods by building a commercial kitchen. Contact Annie Carlson at 701-447-2649 for additional information.
 
Buchholz Machine Shop (Lehr) was awarded $26,250 to transform a milk barn into a machine shop as well as purchasing a vertical milling machine to produce parts for area manufacturers. This will allow them to produce and promote their own products, which include an ice auger extension piece. Funds will be used for equipment and building materials. Contact Todd Buchholz at 701-321-2936 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences (Fargo) was awarded
$76,140 to defray costs associated with the purchase of supplies for the development and testing of a program to prevent illness from bacterial infectious from the transmission of bacteria to food processing equipment. Biofilm (communities of bacteria that attach to surfaces and one another) inhibitors will be infused into materials that are relevant in agricultural contexts, which can then be used for food processing equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Funds will also partially support the salaries of the project personnel. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at 701-231-7848 for additional information.
 
Golden Growers Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $75,000 for costs associated with a valuation study and market assessment for current and potential food ingredients, feed and renewable chemicals that can be produced or utilize from a corn wet mill facility.
It will also estimate the value of a corn wet mill based under various future market conditions. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-281-0468 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $50,000 to continue studying the role of nutrition in mammary cancer development. The study will investigate the effect of dietary canola oil and lipotropic nutrients in breast cancer development and growth. Over the years their research has shown the anticancer effect of lipocan nutrients. This innovative concept is aimed at the development of an anticancer nutraceutical product. Contact Dr. Chung Park at 701-231-7670 for additional information.
 
Crocus View Farms (Rock Lake) was awarded $5,407 to expand services and products by reaching out to provide educational and informative rural development programs to community groups. Services include the selling of baked goods, produce from garden, eggs, pumpkins, fall pumpkin patch picking, corn maze, hands-on animal experiences, bale climbing and many other rural environmental activities. Contact Carie
Moore at 701-303-0143 for additional information.
 
Red River Regional Council (Grafton) was awarded $28,361 to conduct a feasibility study that will calculate a cost benefit analysis of the Power Plant at the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC).  Ongoing development of the Power Plant will provide electricity, thermal output, and CO2 sequestration to power, heat, and enhance plant growth for future greenhouses and crop production.  Contact Dawn Keeley at 701-352-3550 for additional information.
 
The following project was awarded full funding with contingencies:
 
Amberland Foods Inc. (Harvey) was awarded $23,515 to make improvements to their products and create safer working conditions for employees. Providing nutritional information for their products will increase potential business opportunities by allowing them to approach health conscious customers, distributors, chains and specialty stores that require this type of labeling. Contact Tami Feist at 701-324-4804 for additional information.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held November 20, 2014 in Carrington.  Applications for the November meeting must be received by October 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by September 1st.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at
www.NDAPUC.com or “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $304,808    
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for eleven projects totaling $304,808 at its quarterly meeting July 22nd at the Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Facility in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Amberland Foods Inc. (Harvey) is requesting $23,515 to make improvements to their products and create safer working conditions for employees. Providing nutritional information for their products will increase potential business opportunities by allowing them to approach health conscious customers, distributors, chains and specialty stores that require this type of labeling. Contact Tami Feist at 701-324-4804 for additional information.
 
Morning Joy Farm (Mercer) is requesting $26,250 for consideration in a farm diversification enhancement to their existing operation. The enhancement would utilize farm products to meet consumer demand for ready-to-eat foods and baked goods by building a commercial kitchen. Contact Annie Carlson at 701-447-2649 for additional information.
 
Buchholz Machine Shop (Lehr) is requesting $26,250 to transform a milk barn into a machine shop as well as purchasing a vertical milling machine to produce parts for area manufacturers. This will allow them to produce and promote their own products, which include an ice auger extension piece. Funds will be used for equipment and building materials. Contact Todd Buchholz at 701-321-2936 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $76,140 to defray costs associated with the purchase of supplies for the development and testing of a program to prevent illness from bacterial infectious from the transmission of bacteria to food processing equipment. Biofilm (communities of bacteria that attach to surfaces and one another) inhibitors will be infused into materials that are relevant in agricultural contexts, which can then be used for food processing equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Funds will also partially support the salaries of the project personnel. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at 701-231-7848 for additional information.
 
Golden Growers Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $75,000 for costs associated with a valuation study and market assessment for current and potential food ingredients, feed and renewable chemicals that can be produced or utilize from a corn wet mill facility. It will also estimate the value of a corn wet mill based under various future market conditions. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-281-0468 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $50,000 to continue studying the role of nutrition in mammary cancer development. The study will investigate the effect of dietary canola oil and lipotropic nutrients in breast cancer development and growth. Over the years their research has shown the anticancer effect of lipocan nutrients. This innovative concept is aimed at the development of an anticancer nutraceutical product. Contact Dr. Chung Park at 701-231-7670 for additional information.
 
Crocus View Farms (Rock Lake) is requesting $5,407 to expand services and products by reaching out to provide educational and informative rural development programs to community groups. Services include the selling of baked goods, produce from garden, eggs, pumpkins, fall pumpkin patch picking, corn maze, hands-on animal experiences, bale climbing and many other rural environmental activities. Contact Carie Moore at 701-303-0143 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Agribusiness and Applied Economics (Fargo) is requesting $22,246 to facilitate a study to develop a supply schedule for flax straw delivered to a torrefaction facility located in southeast North Dakota. Results of the study will be validated and complemented by meetings and a mail survey to potential flax growers and flax straw suppliers. Grant funds will also be used for faculty to oversee the project.  Contact Juan Murguia at 701-231-6640 for additional information.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          Dalrymple Congratulates Bobcat on Production Milestone    
ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulates Bobcat Co. and its employees for producing their one millionth loader which rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Gwinner, N.D. manufacturing plant.
 
“Achieving this remarkable production milestone is a testament to Bobcat’s skilled workforce and to the company’s commitment to quality and innovation,” Dalrymple said. “Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story, a major employer and a valued member of the state’s thriving manufacturing sector.”
 
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined Rich Goldsbury, president of Bobcat-Doosan of North America, and hundreds of Bobcat employees at the Gwinner plant to celebrate the production of the company’s one millionth loader. Gov. Dalrymple is attending National Governors’ Association meetings.
 
West Fargo-based Bobcat Co. employs about 2,000 people in North Dakota. The company has production facilities in Gwinner, Bismarck, Wahpeton, France and the Czech Republic, but all of its loaders are produced at the Gwinner plant. In addition to skid steer loaders, Bobcat manufactures compact track loaders, all-wheel loaders, compact excavators, telehandlers and other utility work machines.
 
Today’s production milestone comes six years after Bobcat Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Melroe Manufacturing Co. began producing the Bobcat loader in 1958.  Today, Bobcat Co. has more than 900 Bobcat dealers in about 100 countries.
 
Others who joined Wrigley and Goldsbury at the celebration included Sen. John Hoeven, Rep. Kevin Cramer, Gwinner Mayor Dan McKeever as well as members of the Melroe and Keller families who invented, manufactured and branded the original Bobcat loader.

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          North Dakota's Economic Growth Outpaces All Other States for Fourth Consecutive Year    
ND Governor's Office
For the past four years, North Dakota's economy has continued to outpace all other states, according to information released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Factors driving the state’s robust economy include continued growth in economic production, new jobs and rising wages.
 
North Dakota's gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of total economic production, increased 9.7 percent last year to top economic growth among all states for the fourth straight year.  Mineral resources, including oil and gas extraction and coal mining, contributed 3.6 percent to North Dakota’s GDP growth.
 
“It’s very encouraging that our continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector and that no single industry tells the whole story of the great progress we’re making,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “Moving forward, we will continue to support economic growth through low taxes, a sensible and effective regulatory environment and a state government that is responsive to the needs of its people and businesses.”
 
In 2013, North Dakota’s economy produced a record $49.8 billion.  In the past four years, North Dakota’s economy has averaged an annual growth rate of about 12 percent compared to the national economy’s growth rate of 2 percent.
 
Wyoming produced the nation’s second strongest state economy in 2013, with a growth rate of 7.6 percent. The nation’s GDP growth rate slowed to 1.8 percent last year, after increasing 2.5 percent in 2012, the BEA reports.
 
North Dakota’s continued economic growth is reflected in many areas of commerce including manufacturing, agriculture, the energy industry, construction, transportation, wholesale trade, retail trade and the finance and insurance sectors. 
 
Other statistics that detail the state’s economic progress include:
  • North Dakota has created 116,600 net jobs since 2000.
  • North Dakota’s per-capita personal income of $57,084 represents the strongest income growth in the nation. In 2000, North Dakota’s per-capital personal income ranked 38th in the nation. Today, North Dakota’s personal income ranks second among all states.
  • The state continues to have the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, at just 2.6 percent.
The BEA report can be viewed at www.bea.gov.

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          North Dakota’s Personal Income Growth Continues to Outpace all Other States   
By ND Governor

BISMARCK, N.D. – For the sixth time in the last seven years, North Dakota has recorded the strongest personal income growth among all states, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported today.
 
North Dakota’s average personal income increased 7.6 percent last year while the nation averaged 2.6 percent growth. Utah ranked second in the nation with 4 percent growth in personal income, according to the BEA. 
 
“These latest statistics are more evidence that our efforts to create jobs and career opportunities are getting results,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “We are enjoying economic growth in all regions of the state and our income growth stems from nearly every business sector.”
           
North Dakota’s average, per-capita personal income increased to $57,084 last year, more than double the state’s per-capita income of $25,592 in 2000.   North Dakota’s 2013 overall income level is the second highest in the nation and 128 percent of the national average, according to BEA statistics.

The BEA report shows that North Dakota’s income growth is tied to many business sectors including agriculture, construction, energy development, manufacturing and retail trade.
 
The complete BEA report is available at http://www.bea.gov/index.htm
 



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          APUC Commited Funding Requests Totaling $389,727   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $389,727 at its quarterly meeting held February 20th at the Choice Financial Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Cummings Ag Inc. (Buxton) was awarded $58,069 to defray costs associated with implementing a marketing plan which will include: new corporate branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising and trade shows.
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finely) was awarded $87,593 to defray costs related to a detailed market research project. The project will help to verifying and pinpointing the potential customer base; fund a marketing campaign, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $83,765 to help fund research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls.
 
Bio-Sunn, Inc (Garrison) was awarded $92,000 to hire a consulting firm for conducting a final feasibility study necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing for constructing a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Dept of Plant Sciences (Fargo/Minot) was awarded $33,100 to help cover costs necessary to conduct research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine. 
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) was awarded $35,200 to explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held May 15th, 2014 in Williston.  Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by December 1st.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  For additional information, please visit www.NDAPUC.com.
 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $545,822   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $545,822 at its quarterly meeting. This review is scheduled for February 20th at the Choice Financial – Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finley) is requesting $87,593 to defray costs to fund a detailed market research to verify and pinpoint the potential customer base; fund the marketing campaign to launch pre-market activity to include market literature, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions. Contact David Fiebelkorn at 701-524-1150 for additional information.
 
Cummings Ag Inc (Buxton) is requesting $58,069 to assist in funding for the implement the marketing plan developed by Anchor marketing which includes:  new branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising (Google and other online sources), and several trade shows to break the new services of Cummings Ag Inc, into the marketplace. Contact Tracy Bjerke at 701-847-3125 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $83,765 to defray costs for research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls. Contact Dr. Teresa Bergholz at 701-231-7692 for additional information.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Plant Sciences (Minot/Fargo) is requesting $66,850 to help research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine.  Funds will be utilized for salaries, supplies, travel, and greenhouse rental fees. Contact Harlene Hatterman-Valenti at 701-231-8536 for additional information.
 
NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Fargo) is requesting $82,345 to help cover costs of the development and commercialization of LaurusTech Industries devices and technologies could propel the company to market these devices to benefit ND agriculture and other industries, to safely improve the efficient handling of commodities and create job growth in the state.  Grand funds will be used to perform research and implement improvements to the current generation product to allow it to be used in hazardous locations such as grain handling facilities. Contact Rob Sailer at 231-5347 for additional information.
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) is requesting that $35,200 will explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets, while utilizing the product as a livestock feed. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results. Contact Mike Ostlie at 701-652-2951 for additional information.
 
Bio-Sunn (Garrison) is requesting $132,000 to defray costs associated with conducting a final feasibility and market studies necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing to construct a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products. Contact Thomas Chuckel at 602-234-5383 for additional information.

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          Technical Design & Administration Apprentice - Mechanical & Pipework Fabrications Ltd - Pershore   
To understand manufacturing process all members of the Design Team will spend periods of time assisting in Workshop/Shop Floor to understand business process,...
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          Benefits of Mobility leads to Revolution in Manufacturing Sectors   
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          Indo-Russian Jewellers’ Meet in Jaipur   
The famed capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan- Jaipur will host an Indo-Russian coloured gemstones buyer seller meet. The meet, which will be held on December 8-11, 2013 at the city’s Hotel Lalit, aims to creating business opportunities for Indian Manufacturers and Russian traders and to explore the possibilities of trade in the gemstones […]
          MANUFACTURING GERBER MACHINE OPERATOR - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Burlington Medical, the nation's largest manufacturer of radiation protective apparel is hiring for a Gerber Machine Operator....
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          MANUFACTURING FABRIC CUTTER - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Burlington Medical, the nations largest manufacturer of radiation protective apparel is hiring a Fabric Cutter for our Production Department....
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          Press Set Up Operator (In Training) - Guelph Manufacturing Group Inc. - Guelph, ON   
You can apply online or drop by our office at 40 Lewis Road anytime between 8am - 4pm.*. Looking for your next opportunity in this fast paced and exciting field... $16.18 an hour
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          Automation Engineer - PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, LLC - Elkin, NC   
A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering. As a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW...
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          Industrial Electronic Specialist - Leviton Manufacturing - West Jefferson, NC   
Keeps current on industrial electronic technologies. Facility electronic equipment and follows up with. This position is responsible for designing, producing,....
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          Cirelli   
Emilio (Emil)Cirelli (born 1888) married to Concetta Cirelli
(nee Molli) (born 1890). Lived in Torrioni, Italy and came to USA from Naples. Lived in Palisades Park, NJ and had
many, many brothers and sisters who we believe moved to the
New England Area. Emil was a tailor and a women's clothing manufacturer in Hudson County, NJ.
Any info as to where they were born, brothers, sisters,parents, etc. would be appreciated. Also looking for long lost cousins who lived in California...Emil would be your grandfather...Thank you!
          MANUFACTURING GERBER MACHINE OPERATOR - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Abilty to stand for 8 hours. Burlington Medical, the nation's largest manufacturer of radiation protective apparel is hiring for a Gerber Machine Operator....
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          MANUFACTURING FABRIC CUTTER - Burlington Medical, LLC, Newport News, VA - Newport News, VA   
Working hours 2nd shift (Monday-Friday 2:30pm-11:00pm). Be able to stand for 8 hours. Burlington Medical, the nations largest manufacturer of radiation...
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          Yakety Axe   

This child's ball is printed with letters of the alphabet and pictures of things that start with the letter. English Language & Usage Stack Exchange member gmauch asked what word could the image with the Y represent. It looks like an axe. Dozens of people are speculating on the answer, which leads down a rabbit hole of toy manufacturers, foreign languages, and counterfeiters. The Swedish word for axe is yxa, but connecting the ball to Sweden leads to a dead end. There are archaic terms that might work, but that makes no sense -but then, neither does using a submarine for the letter U, as in U-boat. One contributor wrote a "Who's on First"-style sequence about a Chinese knockoff company trying to design the ball. Maybe you can contribute, too. See the whole discussion here. Be aware that it is still growing.

-via Metafilter, where one commenter summed it up as "This is what the internet is for."


          Production Assembly Line Worker - Scott's Liquid Gold-Inc. - Denver, CO   
_*Qualified candidate must have a minimum of 3 months previous experience hand packaging on high speed assembly lines in a manufacturing environment*.... $12.25 an hour
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          Headbadge Hunter: Rescuing the Beautiful Branding of Long Lost Bicycles   

Be careful what kind of antiques you get hooked on collecting. Jeffrey Conner got his first bicycle headbadge in college, and then became obsessed with collecting them. They are neat little objects, artful, often brightly-colored, curved metal badges that were put on bikes to indicate the maker, but Conner found out that many of them are extremely difficult to research. Still, he's managed to amass of collection over a thousand, which he's documented in his book A Cycling Lexicon. He tells us about his efforts to know the history of each headbadge.     

As a lifelong cyclist, Conner is also curious about the bicycle manufacturers behind these badges, though he’s found it is usually impossible to determine what happened to them. “Part of the problem is if I just have a brand name, sometimes they were used by multiple manufacturers—so there might have been somebody in upstate New York and someone in Cleveland naming their bikes the same thing,” Conner says. “College names like Harvard, Yale, or Princeton were very popular for badges, as were names referencing strength, so it’s hard to trace them. I don’t even know what country some of them are from.”

Even headbadges with detailed information can lead to dead ends, which sometimes have their own mysterious appeal. “I live near Kalamazoo, Michigan, and I have a badge from Kalamazoo that has an address on it,” Conner explains. “So I went to the address and there’s nothing there now—it’s an empty lot. But the city’s new bike path goes right by it.”

You'll learn something about the history of bicycle manufacturing as well as headbadge collecting at Collectors Weekly.


          Inventory Associate - 5280 Productions LLC - Englewood, CO   
Own transportation is a plus. Manufacturing company focusing on natural/organic cosmetics looking for an inventory specialist.... $14 an hour
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          CNC Machinist - Aerolab - Jessup, MD   
It provides custom wind tunnel design solutions for academia, private industry and the military. AEROLAB is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing...
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          Samsung to launch Asiana Airlines edition of Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus   
Samsung to launch Asiana Airlines edition of Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and Asiana Airlines have reportedly signed a deal to launch a special edition of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that members of the airline will be able to purchase with mileage points.

Samsung will sell nearly 2,000 units of the special edition of the two news flagship phones, and interested airline members will be bale to apply for the devices between 7th of April and 17th of April.

It may be noted here that the aforementioned dates are the same as dates for placing pre-orders for the regular versions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Members of Korea’s second-largest airline can purchase the smartphones at a discounted price with thirty thousand mileage points. The airline also announced that it would offer more services for customers to allow them to use their mileage going forward.

Meanwhile, Korean analysts have predicted that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones will sell well and help the manufacturer reach record profit in the second quarter of current fiscal year.

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          Online images depict Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes with dual camera setups   
Online images depict Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes with dual camera setups

A short video and a couple of images swirling around the web are depicting a number of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes with dual camera setups.

The leaked video and images apparently corroborating some older reports that suggested that the Korean manufacturer had plans to integrate two main lenses into the rear of its newest flagship smartphone.

Those previous reports, which began appearing in late August, were promptly dismissed by several industry insiders who eventually ended up being correct as both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones were launched with single-lens main camera setups.

Nevertheless, the video and images depicting numerous Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes featuring dual camera setups continue to swirl the web. However, the handsets shown in the images are not particularly as eye-catching as the official devises look like.

Unlike conventional camera systems, dual camera setups allow original equipment makers to enhance on the imaging capabilities of their devices without fitting a smartphone with a large camera bump. Some smartphone makers like Huawei and LG are already utilizing this technology.

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          Automated Logic’s WebCTRL Helps HARBEC Achieve Carbon Neutrality   
Upgrades to an existing Automated Logic Corp. (ALC) WebCTRL® building automation system helped New York plastic and metal components manufacturer HARBEC™ attain ISO 50001 Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) certification and ultim...
          Tooele, UTAH Reason #208 Why One Should Book a Treatment at "Amara Day Spa" in Lehi (www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne is to Improve The Skin-Texture with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)   

Tooele, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
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1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/21/eyebrow-tinting-sculpting_n_9038396.html

If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Sunset, UTAH Reason #205 Why One Should Book a Service at Amara Day Spa Salon and Boutique in Lehi (AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Is to Protect the Skin with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)   

Sunset, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

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In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

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Sunset, UTAH Reason #205 Why One Should Book a Service at Amara Day Spa Salon and Boutique in Lehi (.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne is to Protect The Skin with an "Amara Signature Facial" (SkinMedica & Glymed)

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
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1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AddM1LafzIM&feature=youtu.be

Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/21/eyebrow-tinting-sculpting_n_9038396.html

If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_pJ369plWg&feature=youtu.be

Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Syracuse, UTAH Reason #206 Why One Should Book a Service Package at Amara Day Spa in Lehi (www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Hewlett is to Prevent Aging (Anti-Aging) with a Basic Microdermabrasion   

Syracuse, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

Seen the Latest Exclusive Packages from AMARA?
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What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

Spa Menu:
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… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

~Book a Service at Amara Day Spa: 801-226-2300
http://www.amaradayspa.com/request-appointment
1825 W Traverse Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043

In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

~Book a Phone-Consultation with Taryn: 385-355-4868
http://tntesthetics.com/contact-us/

~Shop at the AMARA Accessory & Clothing Boutique:
http://www.amaradayspa.com/boutique/

Syracuse, UTAH Reason #206 Why One Should Book a Service Package at Amara Day Spa in Lehi (http://www.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Hewlett is to Prevent Aging (Anti-Aging) with a Basic Microdermabrasion

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
https://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx

1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
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When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
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If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

http://www.amaradayspa.com/day-spa/

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          Taylorsville, UTAH Reason #207 Why One Should Book a Gift Certificate at Amara Salon in Lehi (AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Hewlett Is to Prevent Pre-Mature Aging with a Deep-Pore Facial & Extractions (Glymed)   

Taylorsville, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Taryn Korinne is a certified and licensed Master Esthetician from Salt Lake City, Utah. At a very young age Ms. Taryn was exposed to the secrets of Skin Care, Anti-Aging and Personal Care from her father, who is a recognized Top 25 Liquid Contract Manufacturer for Hollywood Stars and Fortune 500 Skin Companies (.WasatchContractManufacturing.com).

Seen the Latest Exclusive Packages from AMARA?
http://www.amaradayspa.com/packages/

What's a Master Aesthetician/Esthetician? Definition: A Master Esthetician program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Master Estheticians receive instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

Spa Menu:
http://www.amaradayspa.com/day-spa/

… Fast Facts About AMARA Day Spa:
-2016, Best of Utah, Beauty and Health, Utah Valley Magazine
-2016, 26th Fastest Growing Company
-2016, Utah Valley's Best Day Spa
-2016, Best Medical Spa, Utah Valley
-2016, Voted Best Hair Salon, Utah valley Magazine
-2015, Entrepreneur of the Year
-2014, Top 40 Executives Under 40

"To me, the personal care industry is about so much more than just making my clients aesthetically pleasing. It's about empowerment. It's about making someone feel comfortable in their very own skin. I believe that I can make a difference in this world by inviting people to carry themselves confidently." – Taryn Korinne.

~Book a Service at Amara Day Spa: 801-226-2300
http://www.amaradayspa.com/request-appointment
1825 W Traverse Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043

In February of 2017, Taryn joined the exclusive AMARA Day Spa team as one of AMARA's exclusive Master Estheticians. Ms. Taryn is excited about this new opportunity to help change people's lives and their perceptions of themselves. Taryn hopes to add her strengths to the existing incredible team at AMARA.

~Book a Phone-Consultation with Taryn: 385-355-4868
http://tntesthetics.com/contact-us/

~Shop at the AMARA Accessory & Clothing Boutique:
http://www.amaradayspa.com/boutique/

Taylorsville, UTAH Reason #207 Why One Should Book a Gift Certificate at Amara Salon in Lehi (.AmaraDaySpa.com) with Master Esthetician Taryn Korinne Hewlett is to Prevent Pre-Mature Aging with a Deep-Pore Facial & Extractions (Glymed)

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three (3) basic types of chemical peels:
https://www.asds.net/ChemicalPeelsInformation.aspx

1- Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

2- Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

3- Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.
http://tntesthetics.com/contact-us/

When is a chemical peel appropriate? Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Wrinkles. What can one expect after having a chemical peel? All peels require some follow-up care:

A)- Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.

B)- Medium peels require seven to 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin can crust and peel off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. Camouflage makeup may be worn after five to seven days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to monitor progress.
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C)- Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. Skin must be soaked four to six times daily, followed by ointment application for the first 14 days. Afterwards a thick moisturizer is applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. Camouflage makeup may be worn after 14 days. Several follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

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What is a Facial? People get facials for different reasons: Some people want those horrible blackheads out! Others start taking care of their skin in their 20's to preserve a youthful look. Older people want some help with anti-again regimens. And then there are the people who just want to relax and be pampered. These are all fine reasons to get facials. However, often the facial itself is a bit mysterious. What does the steam do? Why do they keep putting creams on and taking them off? Why get facials regularly? A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of ones skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help skin look younger. One will also receive advice on the best way to take care of the skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
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The Basic Steps of a Facial:
1- Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. One might fill out a form with questions about their skin concerns, diet, how much water one drinks, which drugs and supplements one takes, and products one is currently using. 'Retin-A' and other drugs can affects the skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends.

2- Preparations. Usually the esthetician offers a wrap that goes around the body and underneath the arms, then closes with velcro. Some people remove all their clothes before putting on the wrap, some leave their pants on, and some even leave their bra on and put the straps underneath their arms. And at some spas, clients are invited to take off some or all of your clothes and get between the sheets. Don't worry too much -- the esthetician will let the client know the protocol where oen is.

3- Cleansing. Usually the esthetician starts by wrapping the hair with a towel or headband to keep product off of it. The first step is thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges. Most professional facials do a double-cleanse.

4- Skin Analysis and Cleansing. Depending on whether one has make-up on, the esthetician might look at the skin under a bright lamp first, or covers the eyes and looks at the skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. She is determining the basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with ythe client about what he or she sees and recommends.

5- Steam. Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam to the face. This is relaxing and helps softens up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted. If the client has very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.

6- Exfoliation using a mechanical or 'chemical exfoliant.' Mechanical exfoliant's have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin cells. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
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7- Extractions. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if one wants it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly. Watch a video of extractions being performed.

8- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax the client and stimulate their skin and facial muscles.

9- Facial mask targeted to the clients skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.

10- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen if it's daytime.

What's a Chemical Treatment and Why Do I Need Them? What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a procedure that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove and level the upper layer of skin. The treated area heals, allowing new skin to grow in its place. It often is used for facial procedures.

What should first be done before considering dermabrasion? Patients should understand that dermabrasion injures the skin and must be prepared with how they will look immediately after treatment and during the healing process. Post-procedure instructions must be carefully followed to avoid infection and ensure proper healing. It's also important to have realistic treatment expectations. Typically a 50 percent improvement in the skin condition is considered a good result. It may take several weeks or months for full results to become apparent.
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When is dermabrasion appropriate? Dermabrasion can be used to treat: Superficial acne scars, Age/Brown spots, Crow's feet, Scars, Skin growths, Skin lesions, Sun-damaged skin, and Wrinkles.

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Who is not a candidate for dermabrasion? Patients are not good candidates if they have: Used isotretinoin to treat acne within the last six to 12 months, Recently had a facelift or brow-lift, A history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, An active herpes infection or other skin infection, Skin that is overly sensitive to cold, A skin, blood or immune disorder that could make healing more difficult.

Is dermabrasion painful? Dermabrasion can be uncomfortable, so local anesthetics are used to numb the skin before treatment. A freezing spray may also be used to numb and prepare the treated area. For larger treatments, such as full facials, a general anesthesia may be used. Ice packs may also be used during the procedure. After treatment most patients report little or no pain, though some require pain relievers as well as a corticosteroid for swelling.
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What are the potential complications of dermabrasion? Uneven changes in skin color, Darkening of the skin, usually caused by sun exposure in the days and months following surgery, Swelling, Scarring, and Infection.

What can I expect after having had dermabrasion? Patients will be required to follow a post-procedure regimen that includes: Cleansing the skin several times a day to avoid infection and remove crusting, Changing the ointment or dressing on the wound to keep the area moist and promote healing, Avoiding sun exposure and, after healing, using a daily sunscreen, Possibly taking an antiviral drug to prevent infection, Several follow-up visits to monitor your skin's healing and to identify and treat early signs of infection or other complications.

Eyebrow trends come and go, from thin and sharp to bold and bushy a la Cara Delevingne and basically every other model who's been hot in the past few years. But the latest trend is micro-blading, a new tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs.

Micro-blading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
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Nothing tells the story of ones face more than the eyebrows do. Eyebrows are the window to the soul. If one was born with bad eyebrows, or if they are still suffering from the aftermath of a waxing incident in 2004, then one probably find eyebrows to be a 'point of stress' for them. One must wake up every morning and draw them on with an eyebrow pencil, or fill them in with a pomade or powder. And if one does neither of those things and just wakes up, says "crap" and walks out the door, then they are a brave, brave person. It's called micro-blading.

When one has tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, stencil, ancient tribal chant, prayer, etc. and brows still are weak, it's time to look at a more permanent solution to thin or bad brows. Micro-blading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo procedure thatis life changing. Don't let the concept of a tattoo on the face scare. Unlike a regular tattoo, micro-blading is a form of tattooing where a trained artist uses a handheld tool instead of a machine. They draw hair-like strokes to mimic what the brows would look like if they were fuller. The result, if done right, looks natural and will be the only tattoo to never regret getting.
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Micro-blading is done with a hand-held tool — it "looks like an X-ACTO knife made out of needles," — that puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. It's also semi-permanent. The client's micro-bladed brows should last between one and three years; 18 months is typical for most of people. The procedure differs depending where ones go's. As always, when it comes to any sort of elective procedure on the face, vet the micro-blading expert. An experienced and legit technician should have previous photos of his/her work available for one to look at.
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The cool thing about micro-blading that one can learn from Taryn Korinne is that one can have zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, have lost brows due to alopecia, or just need a little help filling the arches in — either way, she's got it covered and will create a legit appearance of naturally full brows. She even creates a custom color that matches the natural brow color and uses several shades, so they look multidimensional and natural!

What exactly is Brow Sculpting? "Brow sculpting is the term given to a semi-permanent, textured eyebrow gel/skin paint that is applied to the skin to define and fill in eyebrows," explains Urla Duncan, President of Winks Eyelash Boutique in Toronto. "It's a great alternative to filling in your brows daily."
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If the brow bone is barren and a good portion of the morning is dedicated to create or filling in the brows, or one may have considered permanent makeup, then one may be in luck. Brow sculpting is now a thing. Threading salons across the US are increasingly beginning to invest in the newest brow craze that creates and sculpts brows using a 3D sculpting gel that mimics the appearance of hair. Each brow takes thirty minutes and the results are waterproof, smudge-proof—life-proof—brows that won't require any retouching until the next appointment three weeks later.

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What's the procedure like? The sculpting procedure begins with an analysis of the brows to determine the best shape for the eye. After trimming and tweezing, the brows are filled in with a powder as a means to outline the desired shape. Duncan tells us that sculpting gel is "custom mixed to ensure the perfect shade." Using a fine applicator, the gel is then applied directly to skin in hair like strokes, giving off a 3D effect. "They last for weeks and fade gradually. This service is done to fill in gaps and give the illusion of hair where there isn't any," Duncan says. "It is a great way to add density and definition for beautiful brows without the daily fuss."
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Want to intensify 'the sculpt?' Two words: eyebrow extensions. For that 4D look with texture, eyebrow extensions can be added on to the sculpting treatment. Conclusion: if one wants a darker, more drastic brow, go for the brow tinting. If one wants a more natural, textured brow, go for the gel sculpting.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different Human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area called bikini waxing, legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.

1- Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly; the strip adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes both the wax along with the hair.
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2- Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

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There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by Chemical depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. There are drawbacks of waxing: Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is not long-lasting, it can be intense, particularly in sensitive areas. Another drawback to waxing is the expense: waxing should be performed by
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Hi, this is Leigh, owner of Amara. I would love to take you through the journey of my story. 

I have always had a passion for helping, serving and making people feel beautiful.  I attended Esthetics school and graduated in January of 2000. I quickly realized that there weren't many options for pursuing my passions in the small town that I lived in.  I was fortunate to get hired at a small place in Orem, Utah. I worked day in and day out to build my clientele and build relationships with everyone I came in contact with because I just love people. I was fortunate enough to work closely with our owners and managed the salon for close to five years. I am forever grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and mistakes that I was allowed to make and learn from in the beginning of my career. 

In 2005, my new husband Tyler and I bought a small home and turned the basement into "Amara Day Spa."  In the beginning, it was just me and my amazing sister Tessa, who was apprenticing under me. I hoped and prayed that my guests would come and see me at our new humble location.  I was so proud that from the minute we opened, people came.

I've always known in my heart that it doesn't matter where you are located, if you have expensive equipment, or even the latest and greatest treatment.  What matters is that the guest is "WOW-ed" each time they come and that they feel better about themselves when they leave.  I believe that is why we continued to grow, so much so that in 2007 we built a home in Lindon, Utah, and dedicated the entire basement to Amara.  We did spa services, massages, and injectables and soon grew out of that location.

My husband and I took a leap of faith in 2009 and bought a 3,000 square foot location in Orem.  We invested hundreds of thousands of dollars of our own money, and I am forever grateful for a husband that has always supported my dreams and has been by my side every step of the way.  We expanded services and hired 30 staff members to open with and thankfully they have worked with us through thick and thin.  In 2012, we needed to expand again.  We were able to purchase another 3,000 square feet right next to us and began building again.  We did all of this without shutting down for one day.  In 2016, we will open our second location in Lehi, Utah. 

My goal is to continue to mentor others, help them succeed in the game of life, and create their own happiness in all they do. -Leigh Bennett, Owner

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          Full steam ahead for NI vaping companies   

E-juice manufacturer and retail chain join forces to create more than 60 new jobs
TWO of the country’s biggest vaping companies have merged their operations in a move that will see more than 60 new jobs created in Northern Ireland.
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          Part-Time Equipment Operator - Louisburg, NC - CRH-Oldcastle - Louisburg, NC   
Oldcastle Lawn &amp; Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products...
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          Shipping Coordinator - Moulure Alexandria Moulding Inc. - Alexandria, ON   
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          Global In-Building Wireless Market Research Report 2017   
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          PT Eyewear Manufacturing Tech - Visionworks - Greensburg, PA   
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          Eyewear Manufacturing Supervisor - Visionworks - Greensburg, PA   
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          Industrial Maintenance Manager Supervisor - TEEMA Solutions Group Inc. - Ear Falls, ON   
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          Facilities and Manufacturing Engineer - Redlen Technologies - Saanichton, BC   
Registered Professional Engineer. Reporting to the Director - Engineering, the incumbent will play a key role in automating a complex semiconductor growth and...
From Redlen Technologies - Fri, 12 May 2017 22:07:40 GMT - View all Saanichton, BC jobs
          Mechanical Design Engineer - Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd - Sidney, BC   
We seek a Mechanical Design Engineer for our Sidney, BC facility. Directed by Chief Engineer, this person will work in the team developing new products and...
From Indeed - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:22:08 GMT - View all Sidney, BC jobs
          Estimator - Vancouver Island - Canem - Vancouver Island, BC   
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, engineers and contractors in the industry;...
From Canem - Thu, 11 May 2017 20:43:26 GMT - View all Vancouver Island, BC jobs
          Manufacturing Engineer - Building Automation - Legrand - Ontario   
Use math and mathematical reasoning. Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a M anufacturing Engineer to join the Building Control Systems Team in Scarborough,...
From Legrand - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:17:07 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          General Labour - Operator - Cube Packaging - Ontario   
Packing a variety of manufactured products (lids and containers) accurately and efficiently Ensuring that close attention is paid to the quality of the
From Cube Packaging - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:02:11 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Software Developer - Alloy - Vancouver, BC   
Our platform connects manufacturers, logistics providers, distributors, and retailers, allowing them to more efficiently manufacture, distribute, and sell their...
From Alloy - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 10:48:48 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
          Software Developer - Fintech Fund Services - Vancouver, BC   
Our platform connects manufacturers, logistics providers, distributors, and retailers, allowing them to more efficiently manufacture, distribute, and sell their...
From Fintech Fund Services - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 10:46:58 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
          Industrial Maintenance Manager Supervisor - TEEMA Solutions Group Inc. - Ear Falls, ON   
Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding, PLC programming, and all skill trades applicable to the maintenance of manufacturing...
From Indeed - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:13:17 GMT - View all Ear Falls, ON jobs
          Solution Specialist - Microsoft - Mississauga, ON   
Manufacturing, Healthcare, Logistics, Smart Infrastructure preferred. Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning...
From Microsoft - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 04:50:35 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          Customer Delivery Teammate - CarQuest - St. Catherines, PE   
Able to understand catloging index systems and able to read manufacturing automotive components paper cataloging system....
From CarQuest - Fri, 19 May 2017 20:06:09 GMT - View all St. Catherines, PE jobs
          Customer Service Teammate - CarQuest - St. Catherines, PE   
Able to understand cataloging index system and how to read manufacturing automotive components paper cataloging system....
From CarQuest - Fri, 19 May 2017 20:05:38 GMT - View all St. Catherines, PE jobs
          PURCHASING/MATERIALS COORDINATOR - Bubble Technology Industries - Chalk River, ON   
Must be willing and able to travel internationally on an occasional basis. Familiarity with electronics/mechanical design, assembly, or manufacturing is an...
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:45:28 GMT - View all Chalk River, ON jobs
          Hays: Temporary Credit Controller   
£10.00 - £12.00 per hour: Hays: Temporary Credit Controller job in Chippenham paying £10-£12ph Your new company You will be working for a manufacturing company based in Chippenham - offering free, on site parking Your new role You will be working as a Credit Controller and be respon Chippenham, Wiltshire
          Just Funky Prepares to Go to Battle Producing Premier Goods for Gaming Giants Halo and Gears of War   
(MENAFN Editorial) Family-owned lifestyle company Just Funky has signed an agreement with Microsoft video game giants Halo and Gears of War, with plans to manufacture a wide range ...
          Carmarthenshire Non-Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer   
Established in 1978, We are a manufacturer of bottled mineral water. We have matured into a major player that has consistently outperformed the UK water market, becoming the leading Welsh Natural Mineral Water brand both in Wales and in the United Kingdom as a whole.
          Carmarthenshire Non-Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer   
A family run business, we were established in 1937, the name deriving from the Towy Valley where the historically important town of Carmarthen in rural West Wales is situated. Strategically placed near the M4 motorway the Company continues to serve its traditional and fast …
          MD-based approaches for system health monitoring: a review   
Health monitoring of machines and electronic devices as well as their manufacturing processes plays a significant role in improving their safety, reliability, and their effective lifetime. The Mahalanobis distance (MD)-based approach is a powerful health monitoring method that has recently received more interest from industrial and academic communities. It has been extensively studied and widely applied in many fields since the early 2000s. This study briefly surveys recent developments and implementation issues of the MD-based approach in system health monitoring. It provides comprehensive references for researchers, highlights relevant papers, and predicts future research trends.
          Earth Day with Baby Appleseed   
This Earth Day (April 22, 2017), you could pick up litter, clean a beach, or walk to work. But responsibly-sourced, American crib manufacturer Baby Appleseed wants you to plant a tree. Why? American cities are losing millions of trees each year. Trees that: Provide wood Provide food Provide shady places to play, picnic, and relax […]
          SH&E Lead Assessor - Praxair - Tonawanda, NY   
8+ years of experience in operations SH&amp;E, engineering design, operation of hydrogen, air separation, packaged gas/specialty gas systems or manufacturing....
From Praxair - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:15:13 GMT - View all Tonawanda, NY jobs
          OFNA Racing   
OFNA Racing is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of Gas/Nitro Radio Controlled racing kits and equipment at wholesale prices.
          Customer Service Representative - HRnovations - Seattle, WA   
Job Descriptions: A manufacturing firm is looking for a full-time Customer Service Representative for our downtown Seattle corporate office. We have been in
From HRnovations - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:37 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          What is the Full Form of USL ?   

What is the Full Form of USL ? This page is about the various possible meanings of the full forms, shorthand, abbreviation, acronym or slang term: USL




USL   
Useless Loop, Western Australia, Australia
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USL   
U S Liquids, Inc.
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USL   
Uniform Shipping Laws (Australia)
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USL   
Ultra Stereo Labs, Inc.
                                   
USL   
                                   
USL   
University of Slow Learners
>>    Funnies
                                   
USL   
User Subprogram Library
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USL   
Upper Specification Limit
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USL   
Upper Specification Limit
>>    NYSE Symbols
                                   
USL   
The Uniform Securities Legislation
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USL   
United Soccer Leagues
>>    Soccer
                                   
USL   
United Soccer League
>>    Soccer
                                   
USL   
Ultra Soft Leather
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USL   
Unità Sanitarie Locali
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USL   
University of Southwestern Louisiana
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USL   
United State of Laghman

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          Victor Moses gives his verdict on new Chelsea kit   
Chelsea's new kits were unveiled on Saturday, as the reigning Premier League champions launched their new relationship with Nike in some style. The Blues announced a 15-year kit deal with the German sportswear manufacturers in October, and opted to use FIFA 18 'star' Alex Hunter to unveil the new strip this weekend. The designs, while simplistic, have largely been warmly received by Chelsea fans, and Nigeria wideman Victor Moses has also tweeted his approval of the kit. "Quality new Nike Chelsea...
          Culdcept Revolt gets a new trailer… but its launch date has been pushed back to October 3   
NIS America has announced that Culdcept Revolt will miss its previously-announced launch date of August 29. Citing a need for more time to “accommodate the manufacturing and production of the game,” Culdcept Revolt will now be released for the 3DS …

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          Say Hello to All Natural Makeup   
Though makeup uplifts the appearance of women, little do these women know that applying makeup can expose them to hundreds of chemicals. So the beautiful appearance that makeup can give you is only temporary. Constant exposure to chemicals found in cosmetics can give you long-term effects. Lipstick, eye shadows, foundations, creams and other forms of makeup are said to contain toxic chemicals that are said to cause cancer and infertility. These are not just simple medical conditions as cancer can even take someone else's life. Because this is an alarming situation, the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA has set standards and regulations for the manufacture of cosmetic products. This way, everyone can guarantee that the makeup they are using could not compromise their health and also their skin. If a certain product has not undergone the rigorous testing and does not passed the standards set by the FDA, distribution of these products may be considered illegal. According to the rules set by law, the "FDA does not have the authority to approve cosmetic products or ingredients, except for color additives.This is why the development of all natural makeup is very important. "With the exception of color additives and a few prohibited ingredients, a cosmetic manufacturer may, on his own responsibility, use essentially any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market that product without approval. "Although not prohibited by law or regulation, in addition, the manufacturers of cosmetic fragrance products have voluntarily agreed to not use or to limit maximum use levels of certain selected ingredients which have been found to cause depigmentation, irritant, neurotoxic or phototoxic or other allergic reactions." The setting of this rule has paved the way for the introduction of all natural makeup. Many of this kind of makeup have proliferated in the industry because of the manufacturer's fear that FDA would not approve their products. Because the products they offer have great benefits to women who are using makeup, there is now a rave in the market for women all wanting to own an all natural makeup. As the name suggests, you won't ever encounter any harmful ingredient or chemical mixed in the makeup. And yes, your health and your skin will be properly taken care of. You don't have to worry on the makeup's effect on your skin and you can now say goodbye to pimples. It is said that makeup with excessive amount of chemical can also affect your sensitive skin. The skin, especially on the face, can develop allergies and other skin problems once constantly exposed to harmful makeup chemical. And of course, the deadly effects of chemicals on makeup can only be observed after the prolong usage of makeup on your face. But even your makeup is an all natural makeup, its quality is never compromised. You can still get the same look as the makeup that uses chemicals. You can still find one with all the exciting and vibrant colors. Also, their function on your face will only provide a more beautiful and sophisticated new you.

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          Silk Powder for Cosmetics Authentic Silk Powder Can Do Wonders for Cosmetics   
Yet another beauty enhancing ingredient from the east - Silk Powder for Cosmetics. Silk Powder can actually do wonders for cosmetics and many cosmetic brands have widely started using them also. Several remarkable properties are linked with silk powder and experts have just begun to discover them. Actually, this is the most highly treasured natural powder and has been used in the traditional Asian beauty therapies. Ancient medicine systems like Ayurveda also made widespread use of silk powder, no wonder its growing importance in UK cosmetics and American companies. The property of silk powder which makes it so useful and unique is its ability to hold skin moisture as per the requirements of the temperature and humidity of the environment around the person. This serves in many ways and is highly beneficial for the skin. When silk powder is manufactured from silk, a lot of care is taken to ensure that the grain size is optimum. If the grain size is large, it becomes crude and people can then not apply it comfortably. If the grain size is too fine, then the effects of using silk powder are not even observed. Therefore, the size needs to be perfect. Even the smoothness of the silk powder grains need to be carefully monitored so that it is easily absorbed in the skin. The silk powder that is used in cosmetics is generally micro crystalline silk powder so that other raw ingredients can be conveniently used with it and the balance can be maintained. In comparison to other synthetic powders that people commonly apply such as talcum powder or even titanium dioxide, silk powder has the unique characteristic of air permeability and so when used with other facial powders and rouges, can simply help in maintaining skin glow. The chief ingredient of natural skin powder contains a balanced mix of proteins and almost twenty five amino acids. Calcium is also abundant. These ingredients are vital for healthy growth and maintenance of the skin. The other main component of silk powder is a substance called fibroin which is an amphoteric protein. It is also rich in alanine, glycine and serine. These are essential building blocks or bases from which the protein in the skin is created naturally by the body. Not only this, silk is full of anti inflammation properties which can assist to reduce puffiness in the skin and make it more firm by reducing sagging and drooping of the skin. Though the effects are slow and need patience to observe, they are visible and if silk powder is used consistently, lovely skin can be reached by those who have only dreamt of it. Moreover, most skin care products contain these only as their active ingredients so why not opt for something which is more natural, healthy and absolutely devoid of chemicals? Not only does silk powder for cosmetics act as a natural sun screen, it aids in promoting glowing skin and a lustrous texture to the skin by absorbing excessive oil thus leaving the skin quite clear and soft. The harmful rays of the sun like the ultraviolet radiations are also filtered. Not only does silk powder act like a natural moisturizer, it assists in renewing old and damaged skin cells, thus reducing the signs of ageing. Even pigmentation like blemishes and freckles is significantly reduced. The real color of the skin is restored as melanin production is considerably slowed down. Silk powder actually helps to breathe skin fresher air by regulating it through the skin pores and this itself gives radiance to the skin.


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          Kenya: How Kenyan drug firms are left out of lucrative deals   
Local pharmaceutical firms have the capacity and WHO certification for the manufacture of ARVs but the job is offered to India and China
          Laboratory Technician 3   
IN-Elkhart, Superior Group is looking for Laboratory Technician 3 for our Client located in Elkhart, IN Performs laboratory testing of a complex nature to support manufacturing operations in a medical device manufacturer. Operates lab equipment and instruments. Performs complex quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as sampling, testing, and measuring using complex equipment. Completes the compiling, ana
          Maintenance Technician ($40-50K)   
Goshen, Based in Goshen, IN, we are a leading manufacture technology company. Our clients are in the power, mining and discrete manufacturing industries. With our machines, companies accelerate profitability through effective asset strategies, and improve their performance. Since our founding nearly 30 years ago we have continued rapid growth. Come join our team!!! We are urgently looking for a Maintenanc
          Technical Sales Representative - Westboro Photonics - Ottawa, ON   
Westboro Photonics is an innovative manufacturer of light measurement equipment serving the flat-panel display, avionics, automotive, AR/VR and illumination...
From Indeed - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:43:17 GMT - View all Ottawa, ON jobs
          Apple Inc. Changes iPhone and iPad Chip Strategy: iPad gets new chip manufacturing technologies first, while iPhone follows.   
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          Maintenance Manager - Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - West Chester, OH   
Is one of the largest privately held owner/operators of Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts in the United States. Who We Are:.... $15.50 an hour
From Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:49:35 GMT - View all West Chester, OH jobs
          Maintenance Technician - Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - West Chester, OH   
Is one of the largest privately held owner/operators of Manufactured Housing Communities and RV Resorts in the United States. Who We Are:.... $12.50 an hour
From Cal-Am Properties, Inc. - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:43:38 GMT - View all West Chester, OH jobs
          Maintenance Technician - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Beecher, IL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:14:04 GMT - View all Beecher, IL jobs
          Service Support Technician - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:18:43 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          Regional Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home Communities, RV resorts and campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:14:53 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          National Sales Director - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Tampa, FL   
Equity LifeStyle Properties is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Fri, 26 May 2017 00:52:33 GMT - View all Tampa, FL jobs
          Community Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - San Rafael, CA   
5 plus years of experience in a management position, hotel or RV preferred. ELS) owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of Manufactured Home...
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:22:23 GMT - View all San Rafael, CA jobs
          Regional Manager - Equity Lifestyle Properties - Allentown, PA   
Equity LifeStyle Properties is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America....
From Equity Lifestyle Properties - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:38:20 GMT - View all Allentown, PA jobs
          Group Leader - manufacturing - ABC Group Inc. - Weston, ON   
*Group Leader* Plastic polymers production and manufacturing. *Key Role* * Responsible for the operation of a shift, supporting the production manager with
From Indeed - Fri, 12 May 2017 22:16:29 GMT - View all Weston, ON jobs
          CAD Operator - Manufacturing Corporation - Newport News, VA   
Investigation into Quality issues that arise, as well as implementation of preventative quality plans to prevent future quality issues....
From Indeed - Wed, 10 May 2017 14:07:45 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          General Labor - LeMica Corporation - Detroit, MI   
CABINET DOOR MANUFACTURER Expanding company in need of responsible full time general laborers. No experience necessary, will train. Job includes frame cutting... $10 an hour
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:22:41 GMT - View all Detroit, MI jobs
          1/35 Toyota Hilux Pick Up w/ZPU-1 Anti-Tank Gun   
1/35 Toyota Hilux Pick Up w/ZPU-1 Anti-Tank GunThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

This is the first kit from new manufacturer Meng Models labelled Pick Up w/ZPU-1 and appears to represent a 1997 Toyota HiLux 4x4 Duel Cab SR5. The kit also includes the Russian 14.5mm ZPU-1 single barrelled Anti-aircraft gun and a single seated gunner figure.
While I'm no Toyota expert and stand to be corrected here the model matches available images and data of the 1997 HiLux quite well although details of production types can vary between countries. As you would appreciate in this day and age of corporate greed the kit doesn't include any model branding to avoid the licence fees etc. and this leaves plenty of scope for aftermarket people.

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          1/72 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Case X)   
1/72 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Case X)This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

F-102A Delta Dagger, designed and manufactured by Convair, was the first supersonic all-weather interceptor and also the world's first aircraft applied the 'Area Rule'. There were two different wings for the F-102As: the 'Case X' and 'Case XX' wings. The F-102As were mainly deployed in North American, while a small number of them were deployed in overseas bases during its service. F-102As also served in Vietnam War. After being retired from USAF, a part of F-102 aircrafts were transferred to the United States Air National Guard, others were sold to Greece and Turkey.

About Model kit:
1/72 scale plastic model kit of F-102A Delta Dagger is 289mm in total length and 161mm in width. It offers several strictly verified painting options, the best assembly and precise fit. The weapons bay can be built either open or closed. Built-in missile pylons are retractable. The cockpit is detailed and its canopy can also be built either open or closed. The exhaust nozzle is precise. Accurate model lines completely reproduce the perfect shape of the Area-ruled F-102A aircraft. Besides, the landing gears and airbrakes can be built either open or closed as well.

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          Jenrick Engineering Ltd: Maintenance Engineer   
£40000 per annum, Benefits: pension and holidaystxtSalaryFrom=40000: Jenrick Engineering Ltd: We are currently recruiting for a Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our manufacturing company based in the Northamptonshire area. The Maintenance Engineer will be working on a permanent night covering Monday – Friday. Daily Duties:    The Mainte Wellingborough
          Obama reprises State of the Union themes, praises Intel    
With Intel’s Chandler factory serving as a backdrop and an example of the kinds of high-tech manufacturing jobs he wants to bring back to the United States, President Barack Obama reprised much of his State of the Union address in Arizona during a speech today.

Standing before thousands of cheering supporters and Intel employees, Obama praised the microprocessor manufacturer as the type of company that will help create an “America built to last” – the title and theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
          Yargus Manufacturing Meets the Material Handling Needs of Key Cooperative   
DESIGN & CUSTOMIZATION Yargus Manufacturing, based out of Marshall, IL, designed, manufactured, and installed the 250 TPH receiving system for Key Cooperative in Grinnell, IA. This was a unique system regarding the receiving and load out area are the same. The greenfield facility constructed by Marcus Construction was designed to contain 22,000 tons of fertilizer.
          Cube Van Driver - Regal Windows & Doors - Toronto, ON   
Regal Windows &amp; Doors is looking for a Full Time Driver for our busy Manufacturing Plant. We are located at 177 Drumlin Circle, Concord, Ontario....
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:33:25 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Window Installer - Regal Windows & Doors - Toronto, ON   
Regal Windows &amp; Doors is looking for an experience Window Installer to work for our busy manufacturing plant. We are Located at 177 Drumlin Circle in Concord (...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:15:07 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Welders Helper - Regal Windows & Doors - Toronto, ON   
Regal Windows &amp; Doors is looking for Welders to work in our busy manufacturing plant. We are located at 177 Drumlin Circle, Concord ( Keele and Steeles)....
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:13:21 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Glass Cutter - Regal Windows & Doors - Toronto, ON   
Regal Windows &amp; Doors is looking for an experience Glass Cutter to work in our busy manufacturing plant. We are located at 177 Drumlin Circle, Concord ( Keele...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:11:32 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          General Labourer - Regal Windows & Doors - Toronto, ON   
Regal Windows &amp; Doors is Looking for General Labour to work in our busy manufacturing. We are Located at 177 Drumlin Circle, Concord....
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:09:53 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Industrial Maintenance Manager Supervisor - TEEMA Solutions Group Inc. - Ear Falls, ON   
Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding, PLC programming, and all skill trades applicable to the maintenance of manufacturing...
From Indeed - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:13:17 GMT - View all Ear Falls, ON jobs
          Manufacturing Authenticity   

I was sitting in a darkened airplane reading the Business section of the “New York Times.” What kind of bizarre world do we live in where there’s more analysis and facts in the NYT than the supposed business paper of record, the “Wall Street Journal”? One in which the President denigrates the press, the liberals…

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          General Production - KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation - Amsterdam, NY   
All applicants will be considered, however, preference will be given to those who can demonstrate a solid record of employment in manufacturing, particularly in... $15.00 - $28.56 an hour
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