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Texas Dock Owner Refurbishes Rotting Dock with AridDek Aluminum Decking by Wahoo Decks

Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

JM Martin Construction in Mabank, Texas, has been building, installing, and remodeling docks for 10 years. When a customer came to JM Martin Construction about refurbishing an 8 year old wooden dock, selecting AridDek Aluminum Decking for the walking surface was an easy choice because of its low-maintenance and durability.

Even after years of meticulous routine maintenance to a standard wooden dock by the owner, the decking surface still could not endure the aquatic surroundings.

Even with routine maintenance the wood on the dock did not withstand the marine environment, said Derek Holland of JM Martin Construction. Replacing the rotted wood on the dock with AridDek was a simple solution. The dock owner loves AridDek because of its low-maintenance qualities and durability.

AridDek Aluminum Decking creates a low-maintenance and highly durable walking surface on any dock. With AridDek Decking there is no time or money spent sanding, painting, staining, or sealing. AridDek reduces routine upkeep while also remaining dependable over time.

One of the many advantages of aluminum decking is its longevity. AridDek is impervious to insects, decay, rot, and will not rust or experience material degradation from weathering.

Whether it comes to building a dock or refurbishing an existing one, AridDek is a cost-effective answer to dock decking materials. AridDek Aluminum Decking provides dock owners with a low-maintenance and durable aluminum dock walking surface which makes it ideal for marine and boat dock applications.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit

Luxury Train Club Announces Special Luxury Train Discount Offers In Spain For January Reservations on Al Andalus and El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo

Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK (PRWEB UK) 30 April 2014

The Luxury Train Club is offering a special luxury train discount off 2014 journeys that are booked by 31 January on the Spanish trains Al Andalus and El Transcant

Ski Vermont’s 2014 Summer Events and Deals

Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Vermonts ski and snowboard resorts play host to an abundant amount of activities and events throughout the summer months from yoga festivals and outdoor concerts in base areas, to challenging feats of strength on mountain tops. Fun events paired with great deals on lodging and other activities makes Vermonts green mountains a great choice for a summer vacation destination.

See whats happening at Vermont ski and snowboard resorts this summer. For a full list of events, visit

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Top Bank Deploys Pilot of Creative Virtuals Natural Language Self-Help System in Spanish

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Creative Virtual is excited to announce its first V-Person technology install in Spanish for a top financial services company. This Spanish version of the solution is currently available to all of the banks many millions of users, with additional self-serve updates being currently added.

The V-Person system provides personalized answers to logged-in customers based on the services and products that they use. The system provides answers to the banks customers live, while reporting Voice-of-the-Customer feedback to the bank in real-time. This functionality is made possible by V-Portal, Creative Virtuals proprietary knowledge management system that enables answers to be personalized for each user based on their profile.

Rolling out our V-Person solution to a key Spanish-speaking audience has allowed our client to further personalize the experience of their users and therefore enable even greater customer satisfaction. I think this pilot really showcases how powerful our technology can be for a large organization, Richard Simons, CEO, Creative Virtual USA said.

The system was deployed with Creative Virtual s Financial Services template, which is based on over 3000 questions commonly used in the industry. Creative Virtual also has similar templates for other vertical markets, based on proven customer data.

Creative Virtual offers solutions that enable customers to talk, type and tap to get consistent personalized answers to help users self-serve in any channel. V-Person offers a multi-modal interface with speech-to-text natural language processing built in. V-Portal, our knowledge management system provides a combination of structures for products/services/channels, natural language tools, graphical Dtree editor, integration tools, release management, workflow and provides real-time Voice-of-the-Customer reporting.

About Creative Virtual

Creative Virtual is a leader in self-service customer experience management solutions for enterprises. Global organizations like HSBC, Verizon, CA Technologies, E*TRADE, Lloyds Banking Group, Renault and National Rail Enquiries rely on our technology to optimize their customer support, sales, marketing and call center teams, reduce costs, increase online sales, and achieve operational excellence across mobile, web, and social media channels. Since 2004, Creative Virtual has built the most advanced technologies in knowledge management, natural language processing, and virtual assistants to help businesses deliver intelligent, personalized customer experiences that reduces email and call volume, builds brand loyalty, and increases customer engagement at a lower cost per conversation. Delivering accuracy of over 90%, our platform is the most compelling self-service product in the world today. For more information about Creative Virtual solutions, products and software, please visit our website at

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Eric Sommer, Pop Americana Artist, Heading Back To The Mid Atlantic Area On East Coast Tour; Philadelphia, Vermont, New Jersey and New York Dates Are All Included

San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Eric Sommer, Pop American Artist and guitar player extraordinaire, is coming East.

And that’s good news for Eric Sommer fans along the eastern seaboard and acoustic guitar aficionados, in particular. Mr. Sommer is known for playing small capacity rooms, generally 75 – 150 seats, and a small environment seems to amplify his explosive guitar style significantly. Almost all the rooms on this tour are small capacity rooms.

Mr. Sommer will be starting his eastern swing when he leaves Norman Oklahoma on May 3rd after a performance at The Blue Bonnet. May 1st finds Eric Sommer in Memphis at Kudzu’s and May 2nd in Little Rock at the venerable Midtown Billiards. Additional stops after that include:

GREENWOOD, SC – the filling station 5/8

GREENWOOD, SC – the catawaba club 5/9

GREENWOOD, SC – Harris Landing 5/10

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Gathering Spot 5/11


CARRBORO, NC – southern rail 5/15

SCOTTSVILLE, VA – baines 5/16

APPOMATTOX, VA – baines 5/17

AWENDAW, SC – awendaw green 5/21

WILMINGTON, DE – the queen /World Cafe Live 5/23

NEW YORK CITY – parkside lounge 5/23

STAUNTON, VA – pompeii lounge 5/24

BURLINGTON, VT – radio bean 5/27

NEW PALTZ, NY – root note 5/28

ATHENS, OH – jackie o’s 5/ 30

ATHENS, OH – ColorDance Festival 5/30

ATHENS, OH – ColorDance Festival 5/31

ST. LOUIS, MO – cicero’s 6/4

EDWARDSVILLE, IL – the stagger inn 6/5

BLOOMINGTON, IN – max’s place 6/6

ST. LOUIS, MO – black bear bakery 6/7

MEMPHIS, TN – java cabana 6/8

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – burlap and bean 6/13

LOCH HAVEN, PA – avenue 209 6/14

NEW HOPE, PA – john & peters 6/16

ANN ARBOR, MI – ann arbor farmers mkt 6/18

These type of schedules are nothing new for Mr. Sommer; they are the norm, rather than the exception. A consumate professional, Eric Sommer has earned the respect and admiration of a generation of young players and song-writers; 2014 could very well be the year Mr. Sommer receives the recognition he deserves.

More writings are also in the works – short stories, a reading tour and more of the single page compositions so popular in Red Chairs, Black Pancake and Blue Turtles, the newest collect coming this Fall as well.

With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar, and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.

For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Eric Sommer is represented by Clyde is Thinking, and PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY. For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Tom Monihan 202-255-1995.

FC Gas Intelligence: Lynx Operating Co. Joins the Natural Gas Fueling Debate Taking Place in Houston

(PRWEB) April 28, 2014

Lynx Operating Co., an operator in Texas and New Mexico, is one of the latest companies to actively engage with the immense opportunity that natural gas offers to high horse power applications. Lynx join LNG Merchants, Plum Energy Group, GP Strategies and more industry pioneers supplying natural gas in North America. As a supplier, Lynx Operating Co. have defined their strategy to secure the business of the E&P industry with natural gas fuel. Lynx Operating Co. will discuss their business model alongside other Small-Midscale LNG Supply companies at the LNG Supply segment of the Natural Gas for Off Road Event (June, Houston).

The natural gas boom in North America is now well underway and the traction this market has received in the past two years is validation that natural gas is now a serious competitor to diesel for fueling. The key issue for supply companies thus far has been how best to ride the natural gas boom and monetize the business opportunity it presents. Dale Lewis of CSX Transportation stated, The liquefaction plant network is critical. Getting the right sized plants, at the right distance from their customer locations, can have a significant value for both the producers and consumers of LNG. Supply companies have faced the challenge of where best to place their LNG supply business in order to best capitalize as the boom unfolds. Peter Tumminello of AGL Resources described the natural gas supply landscape in North America The challenge has been the pace of market adaption, for significant markets to make the conversion, to go from a liquid fuel to LNG. He added that AGL have been visiting many of the marine markets, rail markets, trucking markets, drilling rig markets and other ancillary markets to work with them on how we can help to adapt to changing fuels.

The Natural Gas for Off Road Event (17+18 June, Houston) responds to this opportunity by offering a meeting place for end users and the supply to chain, to utilize the natural gas opportunity and learn from industry leaders. Lynx Operating Co. will give key insight into their placing decisions alongside leading suppliers such as Stabilis, Applied Natural Gas Fuels, AGL Resources and many more. In addition to leading Small-Midscale Suppliers, the leading industry pioneers from the E&P, Mining, Marine and Rail will also be speaking to share their experience of natural gas as a fuel. Natural Gas sector head Oliver Saunders promises the event to be a one stop shop for all those interested in the natural gas potential for high horse power applications.

The conference is organized by the reputable FC Gas Intelligence, who are well known in the North American natural gas market event space. To see how you could get involved visit the event webpage:

Or get in touch with the event director Emily Rose erose(at)fc-gi(dot)com.

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Heavy Construction Equipment Market Worth $195.0 Billion by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) April 21, 2014

The report Heavy Construction Equipment Market: By Types (Earthmoving, Material Handling, Heavy Construction Vehicles, Others), Application Areas (Infrastructure, Commercial, Residential), and Geography – Global Trends & Forecast To 2018. defines and segments the global heavy construction equipment market with an analysis and forecast of the revenue. The heavy construction equipment market will grow from an estimated $ 131.1 billion in 2013 to $ 195.0 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2018.

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Asia-Pacific: Largest market for heavy construction equipment

Asia-Pacific has experienced a boom in construction and infrastructural activities as the emphasis on developing infrastructure for the sustainable economy is growing. The global population rise and migration to major cities since the last decade has further increased the demand for residential buildings. Asia-Pacific has seen growth in a number of airports, dams, hydro-electric projects, etc., to sustain high level industrial activities and growing energy demand. As a result, many international players have invested and started their manufacturing facilities and distribution centres in the region.

Earth moving equipment: Biggest market, by types

Earth moving equipment has the largest market share in the heavy construction equipment market across the globe. Earth moving equipment is used globally for all types of geographic topologies. They are also used for excavation purpose which is a necessary operation and are performed in all types of terrain across the globe. Earth moving equipment includes excavators, loaders, backhoes, motor graders, and other equipment. BRIC nations drive the growth of this market.

Infrastructure leads the market by application

Infrastructure includes the public infrastructure such as heavy civil works of rail, road, dams, irrigation canals, governmental schools, post offices, hospitals, sports complexes, stadiums, and other heavy civil construction work. These structures form the backbone for the development of the economy for any country. After the market slump of 2009, governments of various nations have started investing to develop better infrastructure. The infrastructure construction activities will be dominant in developing markets such as China, India and Brazil. The reconstruction activities in Japan after the devastating earthquake have also contributed to the infrastructure construction market.

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AridDek Aluminum Decking Selected by JM Martin Construction for its Waterproof Capabilities, Low-Maintenance, and Long Life Span

Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Just Southeast of Dallas in Mabank, Texas, JM Martin Construction has been building, installing, and repairing/remodeling docks and marinas for 10 years. For this project, JM Martin Construction chose AridDek for its waterproof solution, low-maintenance, and durability.

Derek Holland of JM Martin Construction said, We love AridDek for its easy installation and the fact that the interlocking panels waterproof the deck below.

AridDeks innovative tongue-and-groove design creates a seamless, single layer surface from an integrated, hidden gutter system that channels water away from the structure. Because of this docking companies, such as JM Martin Construction, have been able to create and install finished wood ceilings without the need of extra layers of flashings and sealants.

In addition to simplified installation of finished wood ceilings for docks, AridDek customers are happy with the long lasting result of their docks. Our customers love AridDek for its low-maintenance and its long life span, says Holland.

For around the same price as a higher-end composite deck board AridDek provides dock owners with a low-maintenance aluminum walking surface that will not rust, warp, or decay over time.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit

Washington State Kitchen and Bath Sponsors Benefit Concert and Auction for Victims of Oso Landslide and Seattle Helicopter Crash on April 16th

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Washington State Kitchen and Baths General Manger, Erin Belmore, invites the public to attend an open auction and concert for victims of the tragic Oso landslide and the helicopter crash that occurred near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle in March.

All donations will directly benefit the Red Cross of Snohomish County, the Northwest Burn Foundation, and Richard Newman.

The event begins with a silent auction at 6pm; appetizers are being graciously donated by Maggianos cash bar. The band, Rock IT Science, featuring Roger Fisher (formerly of HEART), will play from 8pm-10pm.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for just $ 25.00.

Erin Belmore, General Manager of Washington State Kitchen and Bath says of the event, Please join us for this transformative event. We have an incredible opportunity to support relief efforts for our neighbors and friends in the wake of this terrible tragedy. Please dont pass it up.

In addition to featuring Roger Fisher, Rock IT Science is comprised of many well-known artists including the following:

Rick Knotts on Guitar – Rail, Spike & the Impalers, and Elsewaves

Marc Willett on Bass Formerly of The Kingsmen and the Paul Allen Band

Rachel Beaver on Cello Seattle Orchestra

Bryan Olson on Vocals Medicine Hat

Terry Young on Base and Vocals – Rail

About Washington State Kitchen and Bath:

Washington State Kitchen & Bath is fully licensed, bonded and insured as a general contractor and is based in Woodinville, Washington. Because our company is independent and unconnected to a franchise, customers can select from a wider variety of products and services with confidence. Washington State Kitchen and Bath uses only the highest quality materials and ensures that certified installers complete every job. Refreshingly, our business model is based on avoiding high-pressure sales tactics and on earning the respect of every customer. We work hard for our customers, delivering a full spectrum of quality home improvement services on their terms.

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Port of Kalama Commission Approves Lease Agreement with NW Innovation Works

Kalama, Washington (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

The Port of Kalama commission voted to approve a lease agreement with NW Innovation Works to build and operate a manufacturing plant on port property that would produce methanol from natural gas after receiving environmental and regulatory approvals.

The lease agreement calls for a two year contingency period allowing the Port and NW Innovation Works to conduct in depth analysis of environmental, safety and feasibility issues. After all contingencies have been satisfied, a 30 year lease for construction and operations would commence.

This is a landmark opportunity for the Port and our community. This facility will create 1,000 jobs during construction and 200 permanent family wage jobs during operations, said Port of Kalama commission president Alan Basso. Were excited to achieve this milestone. But NW Innovation Works still has more work to do evaluating the site, and well be talking with lots of people city, county, school and fire district officials and with citizens.

I’m very happy that the port and NW Innovation Works have reached this milestone, said Governor Jay Inslee. As the global transition to a clean energy economy accelerates, so does our state’s ability to attract new, family wage jobs throughout Washington State. I have instructed my Department of Commerce to continue working with the Port of Kalama and the company on this opportunity.”

The methanol produced in Kalama will be exported to Asia, including Dalian, China, where it will be used as feedstock to produce olefin, a common ingredient in the manufacturing of everyday products such as cell phone covers. Currently in China, coal is used to produce methanol. Natural gas offers a cleaner, more environmentally sustainable way to manufacture these everyday products. NW Innovation Works has a number of international partners, including the Chinese Academy of Science, a ministry-level agency of the Chinese government focused on research and technology. Its also backed by H&Q Asia Pacific, a Silicon Valley private equity firm with strong ties with Intel, IBM and Starbucks.

Our partnership with the Port of Kalama demonstrates that we dont have to choose between a healthy environment and a thriving economy, said Simon Zhang, CEO of NW Innovation Works. We can have both. This project has the potential to transform the local economy while working to reduce Chinas dependence on coal. We want to thank the Governor for his support of a project that is a win for the local economy and the global environment.”

“We are delighted to see this unique opportunity moving forward, after having helped attract this investment into our state and bring key partners together here and through our trade mission in China last fall, said Brian Bonlender, Washington State Commerce Director.

The upcoming environmental and regulatory approval processes will include numerous opportunities for community input. All of the commissions meetings are public and the Port will publicize points in the process when issues related to the proposal will be under consideration.

NW Innovation Works is honored to partner with the Port of Kalama on this development, and we are grateful for their leadership and support as we move toward permitting, construction, and eventual operation of the plant, said Murray Vee Godley, President. We look forward to working together with the port and the community of Kalama to generate a brighter economic future for the region.

Additional information about the NW Innovation Works proposal can be found at:

About Port of Kalama Where rail and water meet

The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama’s industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43′ federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 830 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland.