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Fiberon Decking Announces Top Three Winning Outdoor Living Space Designs from FiberPRO Photo Contest


New London, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

Building an outdoor living space that suits the exact needs of an individual requires critical thinking and creativity. The deck builders who employ Fiberons FiberPRO services understand how to exceed their clients standards and build outdoor living space masterpieces.

Judged by social media users, the three winners are Buz Gardiner of Gardiner Construction, Inc., Robert Shaw of Colorado Deck and Framing, and Ivana Biela of Echelon Custom Homes.

These three winning photos represent quality craftsmanship. Using durable, elegant, and environmentally friendly materials, these home improvement specialists have created remarkable decking products that are equally beautiful and functional.

In this way, the winners not only create quality work, but they also fulfill the unique needs of their clients. The third-place winner, for example, consists of a two-story design that promotes recreation and rest with a deck that enables swimming in the pool and reading on the balcony.

According to Fiberons Director of Marketing Communications, Edie Kello, all three winners embody the best parts of life.

Our first-place winner, Buz Gardiner, designed a rounded deck that creates a special space, conducive to both social get-togethers and alone time. Simply look at the design, and you can see yourself doing anything you want out there, a dance floor or a place for solitude or meditation. Thats what Fiberon FiberPROs create for their clients.

With the voting responsibility placed in Facebook and Twitter users hands, fans of Fiberon cast their ballots for a variety of reasons. From design elements to the inclusion of recreational accessories, the comments centered on any number of elements.

With this free-for-all voting approach, Fiberons VP of marketing, Shellie Sellards discusses how the FiberPRO Photo Contest ended up being a close call.

Just a few votes separated the three winners. Only 27 Facebook Likes came between the first- and second-place winners. It could have gone either way, especially since voters particularly enjoyed the high output fire pit centered in Robert Shaws creation. Even though it took second-place, this outdoor living space easily could have won first-place.

With National Enjoy Your Deck Day not far off on June 7, this photo contest should give more than a few ideas on how to celebrate. To find out more about this contest and the upcoming deck day celebration, visit Fiberons website at http://www.fiberondecking.com.

About Fiberon

Fiberon is a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, and fencing products available around the globe. Through cutting-edge, American-based manufacturing, Fiberon has created new benchmarks for innovation in outdoor living products. The company is a leader in sustainable practices, with innovative manufacturing processes that capture 98.5% of waste materials, and divert 50,000 tons of wood and plastic from landfills each year. Fiberon, a proud sponsor of NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association), is privately owned with operations in North Carolina and Idaho. For more information, visit http://www.fiberondecking.com and follow Fiberon on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.







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Fun & Unique New No-Cost App Memento: I Know this Place from Fancy Pixel S.r.l. Lets Users Share a Pic, Guess the Location, Earn Points, Win Tickets & Collect Stamps


Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

People who love taking pictures on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can now add a whole new world of fun, excitement and competition to their lives by downloading the unique new no-cost app Memento: I Know this Place from developer Fancy Pixel S.r.l.

With Memento: I Know this Place, users upload their favorite geotagged pictures whether its of a place, landmark, scene or anything else that they wish and then invite other users to try and guess where it was taken. Those who guess correctly earn points and climb the Game Center rankings. They also earn Memento Tickets, which can be saved and used to get hints on future pictures.

Other Memento: I Know this Place special features include the ability to:

> Take a picture directly from the app or upload a photo from their devices camera roll

> Create a custom profile that features an avatar or a headshot, and browse through the profiles of other users

> Comment and like pictures to encourage or congratulate other users who guess correctly

> Earn cool Memento Stamps for performing various tasks, such as uploading ones first picture, chatting and socializing with other users, and several more

> Enable or disable sounds based on where they are (e.g. on a flight, in a library, and so on)

> Tag pictures as Private so that theyre only visible to friends, or make them Public so that all users can view and guess

With Memento: I Know this Place, users can prove that theyre a savvy world traveler and really put their memory and sleuthing skills to the test, commented Andrea Mazzini of Fancy Pixel S.r.l. Its a great way to connect with others, have fun, and maybe even get inspired to hop in the car, bus, train or plane and see some wonderful new sights in up close and in person.

Memento: I Know this Place, the fun and unique new no-cost app that lets users share a pic, guess the location, earn points, win tickets, and collect stamps, is available now in the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/memento-i-know-this-place/id698153906. The app requires iOS7.

Additional app information, including screenshots, is available at: http://memento.fancypixel.it/.

For all other information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of Fancy Pixel S.r.l at +1 408 757 0156 or press (at)appshout(dot)com.

About Fancy Pixel S.r.l

Fancy Pixel is a startup founded in October 2013, and we are four young Italian engineers that worked together in a research lab of the University of Ferrara.

During this period we formed a strong friendship, and given our passion for new technologies we decided to found our own startup.

We specialize in designing and developing mobile app for iOS and Android and web apps with Rails. We also have a lot of experience in embedded systems and everything that revolves around the Internet of Things.







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Sharing and Caring About What Happens in Aptos

Aptos, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

A group of Aptos residents have worked to create a new online publication for people who live, work, or play in the coastal California town of Aptos. The online resource is known as AptosCommunityNews.org, and the site has quickly become the most popular source for news about Aptos, California.

Aptos feels like a small town, but theres a lot going on here, relates Sebastian Frey, a member of the Aptos Chamber of Commerce and one of the sites founders. Mr. Frey continued, Its spread out geographically, from the beaches, to the farmland and to the mountains, and there are all kinds of nice activities that a lot of people just dont know about, because they arent well-publicized. The new web site will help people discover more about their town.

The web site features a community calendar, breaking news of interest specifically to the Aptos community, and a host of information regarding the various neighborhoods, events, restaurants, schools, shopping, and recreation/leisure opportunities that the area offers.

In particular, the site is dedicated to tracking a number of projects which are underway that will affect the quality of life for Aptos residents. These projects include, but are not limited to, the Aptos Village redevelopment, the expansion of the Rancho del Mar shopping center, the widening of California Highway 1, and the Santa Cruz Rail Trail, among others.

According to Mr. Frey, Aptos has a timeless quality about it, which is something that residents and visitors alike really treasure. But the pace of change is accelerating, and the Aptos of the near future may be much different than its recent past. We hope the web site will serve to get more people involved in shaping the changes which are coming, so together we can create a better community that really works for all the stakeholders.

Interested parties are invited to use the web site, join, and participate at http://AptosCommunityNews.org.

About AptosCommunityNews.org

Launched in November 2013, the web site was developed using WordPress, allowing it to be quickly deployed and easily updated and modified. The site utilizes information from around the web, curating news, opinion, video, photos, Yelp reviews, Twitter messages, and much more to provide the most extensive collection of what’s new in Aptos.







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Research Report on Industrial Fasteners Market in 2018: Transparency Market Research


Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research “Industrial Fasteners Market (Externally Threaded, Aerospace Grade and Standard) for Automotive OEM, Machinery OEM, MRO and Construction Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” the global demand for industrial fasteners was valued at USD 65.50 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 94.65 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018.

Fasteners are devices which are used to mechanically join two or more components, devices or surfaces together. The commonly used fasteners include nails, screws, nut, bolts, clips, rivets, pins and washers. The basic requirements for fasteners are that they must be strong enough to handle loads and pressure, must be cost effective, easy to use, resistive to corrosion and aesthetic. They find application across a wide range of sectors such as automobiles, construction, electronics, machineries, industries and other everyday applications. Increasing demand for automobiles particularly in countries such as China, Brazil and India is an important factor which is expected to contribute to the growth of the fasteners market over the forecast period. Development of tailor-made fasteners to suit rapidly growing niche application sectors such as rail road and solar equipment is expected to open new opportunities for the growth of the market in the near future.

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Externally threaded fastener was the largest product segment of industrial fasteners accounting for 45% of the market in 2011. These fasteners are used in a variety of applications including construction, automotives, durable goods, industrial and domestic machines and other OEM segments. This product segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment on account of rising demand for durable goods. Other factors such as increasing construction activities and industrialization are expected to drive the demand for externally threaded fasteners. The consumption for standard fasteners accounted for over 30% of the market in 2011.

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Usage of industrial fasteners in other OEMs was the largest application segment of the market accounting for over 30% in 2011. However, the demand for fasteners from construction sector is expected to be highest on account of rising construction activities in Asia Pacific. Renovation and restructuring activities in matured markets of North America and Europe are expected to contribute significantly to the demand for fasteners in construction. Demand for fasteners from automotive OEM is expected to be higher than average on account of increasing demand for automobiles in countries such as China and India due to growing disposable income of consumers in this region. In addition, replacement activities are highly prevalent in North America and Europe. These factors are expected to drive the global demand for industrial fasteners in their use in automotive OEM over the forecast period. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) was the third largest application segment for industrial fasteners. However, this segment is expected to show the slowest growth on account of rising consumer preference towards replacement of goods.

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Asia Pacific accounted for the largest demand for industrial fasteners followed by the demand in Western Europe. Asia Pacific accounted for 40% of the total market in 2011. Rapid industrialization which led to improved economic conditions has led to rising construction activities for residential and non-residential buildings. In addition, industrialization has led to a growth of machinery OEM market in this region. Furthermore, favorable economic conditions have led to rising disposable income of consumers, thus, driving the demand for durable goods. These factors are expected to boost the demand for fasteners in this region over the next six years. Changing economic conditions of countries present in rest of the world such as Brazil is expected to drive the demand for fasteners over the near future. Moreover, increasing construction activities in Middle East and Africa are expected to further fuel the demand for fasteners.

Some of the key players present in the market include Alcoa Incorporated, Illinois Tool Works Incorporated, LISI Group, NIFCO and Precision Castparts Corporation. Other prominent players include Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker and ITW.

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Business Development Leader Jonathan Lee Joins HNTB Corporation as Mid-Atlantic District Sales Manager


Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Jonathan Lee has joined HNTB Corporation as mid-Atlantic district sales manager. With 14 years of experience in business development, communications and government consulting and seven years of mid-Atlantic transportation industry-focused experience, Lee will work to achieve HNTBs growth goals in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia with railroad, transit, highway/departments of transportation, aviation and other infrastructure clients.

He is based in the firms Arlington office and will work closely with mid-Atlantic district management to raise the firms profile among clients and within the industry.

Jonathans knowledge of the transportation market and big-project experience is a tremendous fit for our clients who expect the highest levels of expertise from HNTB, said Nick Antonucci, PE, vice president and mid-Atlantic district leader. His prior experience demonstrates his ability to make important contacts within the industry, bring solutions and win major projects.

Currently, Lee is active in a number of organizations, including serving as rail and transit chair, Transportation Committee, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington; serves on various American Public Transportation Association committees in Washington, D.C.; and serves as director, Campbell University National Alumni Association in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Previously, Lee served on the Alumni Council Board of The Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the American Society of Public Administration, Washington, D.C.

Lee earned a Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He also received a Bachelor of Business Administration in international business from Campbell University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With a century of service in the U.S. and more than 60 years in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, currently employing approximately 125 full-time professionals in Virginia. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.







SafeRack Appoints Jeff Reichert to President


Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

SafeRack, an industry leader specializing in loading rack technologies for trucks, railcars and industrial safety applications, announced the appointment of Jeff Reichert to President. The announcement was made by co-founders Fred Harmon and Rob Honeycutt who said, Jeff is a tremendous asset to our rapidly growing company, and we anticipate continued growth under his strong leadership.

Mr. Reichert brings more than 28 years operational and P&L experience from several industry verticals including aerospace, machine tools, and critical fluid handling systems for the chemical and industrial business spaces. During his career, he has managed the global activities of business units located in Brazil, China, Europe, India and Japan. Mr. Reichert holds an M.B.A. in Operations Management from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

“Im pleased to lead SafeRacks expansion and delighted to work with such a talented and dedicated team,” said Reichert.

Reichert relocated from Liberty Township (Cincinnati), Ohio to Pawleys Island, S.C. with his wife and four children. He will be based in SafeRacks Andrews, S.C. manufacturing facility.

About SafeRack:

SafeRack is a SixAxis LLC company based in Andrews, SC. Founded in 2002, the company manufactures industrial safety products and provides turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services that improve worker safety and productivity in truck, railcar and industrial loading applications. SafeRack gangways and loading platforms are engineered and configured to comply with safety regulations, delivering a fall protection system that’s easy to operate and requires little maintenance. Many of the world’s leading rail and truck carriers of crude oil, liquid natural gas, and other liquid products trust SafeRack for their unparalleled delivery speed, service and quality.

For more information, download the SafeRack Extended Product catalog. To learn more about SafeRack loading technologies, visit the SafeRack website or call (866) 761-7225.







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How far would you go to obtain rail tickets to Europe: Voyages-sncf.com shows you the hard and the easy way to book European rail travel


(PRWEB UK) 14 May 2014

The ease with which it is now possible to book rail travel throughout Europe, is highlighted today with the launch of Voyages-sncf.coms brand new digital campaign aimed at the British consumer market.

Featuring a tongue-in-cheek video, the general public can compare #TheHardWay to book versus #TheEasyWay this summer, showcased by the simplicity of booking via Voyages-sncf.coms newly streamlined website.

Keen to debunk the myth that booking European train tickets is a difficult process, Voyages-sncf.com gently pokes fun at people attempting to overcome a wide range of obstacles preventing them from booking. The video, shot at a number of locations around the London, shows potential travellers opting to acquire tickets by either #TheEasyWay (via Voyages-sncf.com) or #TheHardWay, which involves a number of antics including scrambling up lampposts, manoeuvring on moving buses and dodging tigers!

Purchasing tickets with Voyages-sncf.com, the UKs leading European rail ticket agency, is now as easy as ABC:

Train Chartering school charter success puts focus on education travel for large groups, short or long distance, across the rail network


Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK (PRWEB UK) 9 May 2014

Following a recent school charter train, Train Chartering is focusing more resources on arranging rail travel for large groups of schoolchildren and young people, which can otherwise pose logistical issues for the education sector.

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Arizona State University Seeks Arizona Entrepreneurs for Accelerator Program


Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

Are you an Arizona entrepreneur with a budding venture youre ready to take to the next level? Could your great business idea benefit from mentorship, exclusive access to training and workspace, and the opportunity to secure funding from investors? If so, apply to be part of the next cohort of Arizona State Universitys Startup Accelerator program. Applications are due May 30, 2014, and space is limited.

Based at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, the ASU Startup Accelerator strategically supports and guides startup companies as they develop products and services, build a customer base and secure funding. Arizona-based ventures in all sectors are encouraged to apply. The program is open to both ASU and non-ASU applicants, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

The ASU Startup Accelerator provides invaluable connections, resources and guidance for Arizonas emerging ventures, said Gordon McConnell, associate vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation in ASUs Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the states entrepreneurs to move their startups forward.

The ASU Startup Accelerator runs two six-month accelerator cycles each year, and up to 12 startups are accepted into each cycle. Ventures in the accelerator receive:

Connections to more than 300 mentors with extensive experience
Exclusive training opportunities, including ASUs Rapid Startup School
Collaborative workspace at ASU SkySong
Access to services from tech companies such as Google, Microsoft and Rackspace
Participation in a demo day with investors

The accelerator, which was created and is managed by ASUs Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, has been designed to nurture companies from all sectors. Participants in the current cohort are commercializing technologies ranging from mobile railroad crossings (Rail X) and nanocrystalline magnetic materials (Rayn Innovations) to customizable financial services (Set for Life Financial) and molecular medical diagnostics (Iron Horse Diagnostics). The interaction among participants working on diverse technologies and the different perspectives they share with each other are unique strengths of the program.

The diversity of businesses that benefit from the ASU Startup Accelerator is reflected in the current accelerator cohort, which includes:

Arium Learning Technologies
Bosse Tools
BustDD
Iron Horse Diagnostics
Leccel
Nutritional Health Awareness
Pivotal Energy Solutions
Rail X
Rayn Innovations
Seprane
Set for Life Financial
TF Health
Volatus Logic
Yo! Moments

The companies in the current cohort have moved their businesses forward by leaps and bounds during the last accelerator cycle, said Fred von Graf, the ASU venture manager who leads the accelerator. We look forward to helping even more Arizona startups advance their ventures during the next cycle.

Teams interested in participating in the ASU Startup Accelerator must complete an online application describing their business model, team and target market. Companies will be selected based on the nature of their business idea and the team behind it and are not required to have any affiliation with ASU.

In recognition of the innovation ecosystem that ASU has created, U.S. News and World Report recently ranked ASU second among the countrys most innovative schools. Participants in the ASU Startup Accelerator will directly benefit from the resources and entrepreneurial spirit that have created this ecosystem.

Apply now to be part of the ASU Startup Accelerator and maximize the potential of your business with mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, training and resources designed specifically for startups, and opportunities to secure funding. Apply online by May 30, 2014.







Colorado’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch Opens New High Lonesome Lodge, Barn, Pavilion & Wine Grotto


Tabernash, Colo. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Continuing its focus on sustainability and eco-friendly pampering while accommodating the needs and interests of guests, corporate groups and bridal parties, Devils Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa has officially opened the new High Lonesome Lodge, Barn & Pavilion.

About Devils Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Located 65 miles west of Denver and 10 minutes west of Winter Park Ski Resort, Devils Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a year round, eco-friendly and award-winning 6,000-acre guest ranch resort, spa, corporate retreat and weddings destination, with full-service meeting and special event space for 10-350 people. The Ranch has been recognized and honored worldwide for its environmentally friendly remodeling and restoration programs, commitment to historic preservation, green meeting facilities, sustainable and locally focused dining and Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

The Ranch offers secluded cabins with EPA approved low-emission fireplaces and kitchen facilities, a guest lodge built in the style of National Park Lodges, two restaurants, 100+ km Nordic trail system for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, a professional horsemanship program and stables for trail riding, skill training and feed rides as well as hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, zip-lining, stand up paddle boarding, and a nature-based, 18,000 sq. ft. restorative spa featuring massage, facials, body wraps, soaks and more.

High Lonesome Lodge

Nestled in the hillside overlooking the Ranch, the new 50,000 square foot High Lonesome Lodge and adjoining facilities enable the Ranch to accommodate and host up to 350 guests at any one time. Notable features include:

31 lodge style rooms and four suites spread out over four wings, similar in design and size (4001,000 sq ft) to the existing main lodge rooms. Guests also have ski-in, ski-out locker storage.

Guest rooms offering a variety of amenities: adjoining rooms, spacious bathrooms with low-flow fixtures, vaulted wood ceilings with beetle kill finishes, stone fireplaces in select rooms and suites, exterior porches with East-facing views of the Continental Divide

Guest suites also include features to accommodate larger groups/families: Great Room with fireplace & large private terrace, spacious master bedroom & bath, sleeping loft, second guest bathroom with shower

Secluded upper terrace with spectacular views for small outdoor gatherings

40-seat Wine Grotto situated into the lower hillside featuring an arched ceiling and wine barrels in the entryway including showroom-style planning and pre-event space

High Lonesome Barn

4,200 sq. ft., reclaimed Civil War era barn from the Midwest for groups, meetings, special events, weddings and bridal parties that can accommodate up to 350 people. A main feature will be a wall of windows offering unparalleled views of the Continental Divide and Ranch Creek Valley.

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Hay Loft in the Barn that provides multi-function capabilities for receptions, reading lounge and smaller meetings

2 Rumford fireplaces in the reception area and lounge

Top notch AV services for small to large groups

On-site commercial kitchen

South Terrace for outdoor receptions and landscaped ampitheater below for outdoor weddings

High Lonesome Pavilion

The 3,000 sq. ft. outdoor events Pavilion offers comfortable al fresco dining from spring until fall on the hillside just north of the High Lonesome Lodge. It is also outfitted with fire pit for tubing hill participants and Nordic skiers and snowshoers.

Naming rights

The High Lonesome name came about due to the lodge sitting high up on a hillside overlooking the Ranch. It is also a tribute to early bluegrass music as well as Native American lore, both of which are a rich part of the Ranchs history.

Eco-design

The High Lonesome Lodges exterior matches the dark brown color of the existing main lodge, with reclaimed rock covering the foundation and chimneys. Large windows are designed to allow for as much natural light as well as views for guests, and locally made iron railings and native landscaping keep a low carbon footprint and pay tribute to the Ranchs history, often referred to as “parkitecture.”

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