Children’s Furniture Start-up, Wit Design, Recognized by Two Prestigious Design Awards

Wit Chair Selected by the Architizer A+ Awards and The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Awards

WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT, USA, September 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Wit Chair by Wit Design has been recognized as one of the best residential furniture products of the year by two prestigious Architecture and Design industry organizations, Architizer and The Architect’s Newspaper. The chair was selected as an Architizer A+ Award Special Mention and also received an Honorable Mention distinction by The Architect’s Newspaper.

The Architizer A+ Awards is the largest awards program committed to promoting and celebrating the year’s most outstanding architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture and products in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Entries are judged by a panel of more than 400 distinguished thought leaders from around the globe. With thousands of entries from all over the world, the Architizer A+ Special Mention distinction is awarded to entries that score in the top 5% of all entrants.

The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Awards is a much-anticipated event in the Architecture and Design community. With a reputation for a smart, informed perspective on architecture and design, The Architect’s Newspaper applies the same high standards to its awards, recognizing the Wit Chair for its innovation, aesthetics, performance and value. Now in its fourth year, the jury is composed of renowned talents, curators, and journalists.

As stated by The Architect’s Newspaper, The Wit Chair was selected for “changing the formula for children’s furniture” and for its “careful consideration of how kids move, imagine and play.” In its praise for the Wit Chair, the publication goes on to say that “the chair avoids cliched kidlike elements, instead evoking timeless simplicity and tailored function.”

The Wit Furniture Collection is designed by Architect Katharine Huber, who has worked for award winning international architecture firms. Her work consistently stands out for its attention to scale and sensitivity to humans, or little humans, in the built environment. The Wit Collection, designed for children ages two to six, is distinctive for its harmonious interplay of straight lines and curves. It is designed with an understanding that good and considered design for children helps improve their lives.

To learn more about Wit Design, go to www.witdesign.co. For more information about the Architizer A+ awards go to www.architizer.com. To learn more about the A/N Awards, go to www.archpaper.com.

Katharine Huber
Wit Design
203-571-8658
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Lockdowel Names Stephen P. Anderson CEO

Lockdowel’s new CEO Stephen P. Anderson is ready to help cabinet and furniture customers improve productivity with Lockdowel fastening. Lockdowel’s glue-less, tool-less, slide-to-lock, easy assembly reduces waste and enables flat-packing.

Lockdowel’s new CEO ready to help cabinet, furniture and closet customers improve productivity


Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and RTA shipping. By providing glue-less, tool-less fastening, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of production.”

— Stephen P. Anderson, Lockdowel CEO

FREMONT, CA, USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lockdowel Inc., the glue-less, tool-less fastening company that is propelling the woodworking industry to simpler lower cost assembly, announces the addition of Stephen P. Anderson as the company’s CEO.

Anderson is an expert in increasing company value through customer focus, employee engagement, and continuous improvement through lean implementation. He brings more than 25 years of experience leading private, public and family-owned building and wood product companies-including Enkeboll Designs, Pergo, and Wellborn Forest Products. Anderson has learned that lean principles and practices can be applied to any business and business process, and is looking forward to working with the team at Lockdowel to make the company the preferred source for woodworking fastening systems. He holds a Masters of Management and an M.B.A. from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and a B.S. in Psychology from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

“Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and Ready-To-Assemble shipping. By providing a glue-less, tool-less fastening method, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of their production. Their quality improves with less rework and fewer returns, and productivity increases significantly,” Anderson says. “I know many customers want an invisible fastener that provides sturdy joints, and Lockdowel is a perfect solution.”

“I’ve seen a lot of exciting trends in woodworking, and a fastening solution that increases a company’s capacity by 60% without adding headcount means it’s time to change the industry’s paradigm.”

Anderson says customers are his number one focus and he will be talking with as many as possible. He encourages companies to call him to discuss their needs and how Lockdowel can help them improve productivity and profitability: (650)477-7112 ext. 101

About Lockdowel

Lockdowel manufactures glue-less, tool-less invisible fasteners and snap-in drawer slides and hinges for fast and easy installation and assembly of cabinets, furniture and architectural millwork. Patent pending.

Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538, (650) 477 7112 www.lockdowel.com See Lockdowel fastening assembly at — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLbDTTOtgU

Mary Lynn Heath
Lockdowel
405.641.9733
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Will the Internet of Things Change the Future of the Healthcare Industry?

Technology and Healthcare Provider

Technology and Healthcare Provider

Outsourcing Healthcare

Outsourcing Healthcare

Despite adoption of electronic healthcare records, consumers still finds it difficult to transfer their medical records to a new healthcare provider. Read more!

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the 30th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo gets underway here in Austin, Texas, we take a look at the intersection of technology and healthcare to ask some tough questions: Are digital health solutions reaching their full potential? Is virtual reality in healthcare just hype? Will the Internet of Things (IoT) advance the delivery of quality care?

In an era when the Internet is upending industries, from hotel accommodations to grocery sales and transportation services, many healthcare industry analysts and entrepreneurs have been championing a similar revolution in digital healthcare.

Let’s take a survey of the progress that’s been made in advancing technology and healthcare since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.

ARE MORE STREAMLINED IT APPS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PAYERS COMING?

Whether you are a supporter or detractor of the ACA legislation, some of its lesser-known provisions (lesser-known outside the healthcare world that is) have tried to steer the big ship of healthcare away from the traditional “fee for service” model by offering healthcare providers new financial incentives (such as those offered by Accountable Care Organizations, known as ACOs) to focus on the quality of patient outcomes. (There have also been major reimbursement penalties for obvious care lapses, such as re-admitting patients within a few days after a hospital discharge.)

The ACA has also incented providers (by tweaking reimbursement rates) to adopt electronic healthcare record (EHR) systems — as long as they can provide a paper trail demonstrating what is known as “meaningful use.” This comes at a time when new coding standards for categorizing treatments, known as ICD-10, have been rolled out — much to the delight of “big data” evidence-based medical researchers but to the chagrin of care providers who have had to scramble to train personnel to learn the new coding procedures.

From a digital health perspective, these changes have been a golden opportunity for EHR software vendors (particularly for Minneapolis-based EPIC, the 800-pound gorilla of EHR systems), but those hoping that electronic healthcare records would be a springboard for consumer convenience and choice have generally been disappointed.

Despite widespread adoption of electronic healthcare records, the average consumer still finds it difficult to transfer their medical records to a new healthcare provider. While regional Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIEs) try to badger the healthcare systems to participate in record sharing, they’re often reluctant to let go of their captive markets. Interoperability is also a low priority for many EHR vendors as well (and from their perspective, why not?) — many of them use lowest-common-denominator methods, e.g. dumb data “screen scrapes,” to transmit records between their systems and those of their competitors.

Given all this complexity, it’s been difficult for entrepreneurs to enter the healthcare market and create apps that are the “UBER of healthcare.” And this is before talking about the Federal government’s stringent patient privacy regulations, collectively known as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). HIPAA has been a final nail in the coffin for many digital health entrepreneurs contemplating entering the healthcare market, as the penalties for data breaches are quite onerous. (Consequently, as we’ll see below, most consumer product companies, such as Apple and FitBit, have focused their efforts on fitness apps, which operate outside the reach of HIPAA regulations.)

Entrepreneurs and marketing-types who move into the healthcare realm are also surprised to learn how much sway the reimbursement rules from the Federal government’s CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) have over what can or cannot be offered to healthcare patients. You can’t offer free toasters for changing doctors in the CMS world – nor can you offer incentives for seemingly benign items either, such as tokens to pay for garage parking.

Low CMS reimbursements are also causing structural changes in the primary care segment. More and more physicians, frustrated by low reimbursement rates, are electing to convert their practices to what is known as “concierge care.” Concierge practices require patients to make hefty annual upfront cash payments — typically ranging from $1,000 to as much as $3,000 annually. Those who can’t afford it (which includes most Medicare/Medicaid patients or those with insurance plans) are left behind to find care elsewhere.

In light of all these complexities, is anyone even trying to bring an “UBER”-like digital health experience to healthcare delivery? One bright spot is Oscar, the healthcare insurance company that is trying to brand itself as a digital health community.

PHYSICIAN EXTENDER TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE DELIVERY OUTSOURCING AND AUTOMATION

Given all these barriers to entry in the healthcare market, are there any other opportunities for digital health innovation?

With primary care providers stretched thin by low reimbursement rates, most have ramped up the number of patients they see each day by using what is euphemistically known in the industry as “physician extenders.”

In many cases, physician extenders are real live human beings, with job titles such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who can take patient histories, make diagnoses and, in the case of NPs, prescribe medications (under the doctor’s supervision).

A new job category has also emerged, the medical Scribe. Scribes, who are trained in medical terminology, shadow the physician, NP or PA to capture and enter patient information (and survey data mandated by the ACA) into the EHR systems.

In time, it’s likely that advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language systems will assist or even replace the role of the human scribe. Other resource-intensive tasks that are mandated by ACA regs, such as providing diabetes counseling, could also be handed off to robotic counselors.

What about apps to extend the reach of the physician?

Telemedicine is a great example. Why should you even come into the office when you could Skype or Facetime the doctor instead?

It turns out the widespread adoption of telemedicine is held up by regulations to some extent. For example, patients must have an established relationship with a doctor before they can use telemedicine (e.g. they must have already had at least one in-person visit). Another requirement: Communication software and hardware vendors have to assume responsibility for maintaining HIPAA patient privacy — yet major software companies (Microsoft with Skype) and (Apple with Facetime) have declined to do so, despite the fact that their apps are sufficiently encrypted for the task. Without a clear industry leader, telemedicine adoption rates have been slow to take off.

Interestingly there have been more advances in first responder systems that connect a remote physician to EMT personnel at the scene of an incident.

Houston’s Project ETHAN leads the way for telemedicine solutions that allow emergency responders to focus their resources more efficiently.

What about AI systems interpreting x-rays or providing differential diagnoses for patient illnesses? We’ll talk about that in the “Big Data” section below.

ADVANCES IN DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND GENOMICS

Many analysts believe the future of healthcare lies in personalized medicine.

And why not?

Brooke Turner
Formaspace
8002511505
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Sedus and Kapsch develop the smart office

WALDSHUT, BADEN-WüRTTEMBERG, GERMANY, September 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Building technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and the outstanding examples of smart buildings are an impressive demonstration of what is possible with the technology of today. Lighting, heating, ventilation, signage, security and access control systems, and even connected information and communication technology – there is almost nothing that cannot be electronically activated, controlled, digitally recorded, and evaluated. Naturally, facility managers are also highly interested in everything surrounding the use of space right now.

Companies are moving away from fixed workplaces and rigid office structures and increasingly turning towards smart working concepts. The freedom to work from any workspace we choose, according to the task at hand and our personal preferences, fundamentally changes the way we work. This in turn has a substantial influence not just on worker efficiency, but also fosters greater creativity and job satisfaction.

Sedus first presented the se:connects system at Orgatec 2016. This was the first digital analysis tool to support optimal utilisation of offices and workplaces available on the open market. Now se:connects has been further developed and new functions have been added in recent months thanks to a collaboration with experts from Kapsch BusinessCom AG.

The innovative solution is based around a mobile app and intelligent IoT sensors and is designed to make it easy to use and manage workspaces in smart working environments. Employees choose a workplace based on their current task and/or preferences. Desks and office chairs record the presence of users via sensors, and facility managers receive anonymised but very valuable data that can be leveraged to plan and use available space more efficiently.

Holger Jahnke, Sedus Stoll AG speaker of the board: “Our se:connects mobile app is an important cornerstone of modern building technology. I am convinced that in the near future there will only be ‘one app for everything’. In Kapsch we have found a strong and innovative partner able to offer manufacturer- and system-independent solutions. Large international customers in particular often have extremely convoluted and complex IT structures, but they expect simple IoT solutions that work without a hitch. At our stand at Orgatec we will therefore be taking the opportunity to demonstrate how applications, media technology, and video conferencing systems can be integrated in a user-friendly way.”

Jochen Borenich, Kapsch BusinessCom AG Executive Board: “We are delighted to work with Sedus to make the vision of a smart office a reality. We were able to win over decision-makers with our end-to-end digitalisation concept. Everything from the sensors on chairs and tables through to the IoT gateway modules, cloud platform, and data analysis tools, including the dashboard interface and mobile application, is supplied by Kapsch.

Kapsch and Sedus share a similarly long heritage. Back when Sedus was developing the first office chairs more than 125 years ago, Kapsch was involved in transmission technology – in the form of Morse transmitters and receivers. In the digital era, we are now combining the expertise of these two long-standing German-speaking companies with se:connects and the smart connected office.

Any companies that fail to offer smart IoT solutions will miss out on the opportunities it offers. This is clear to all players active in the field. The distinctions between segments such as hardware, software, and services are losing their meaning, and the individual branches of ICT are increasingly merging into one. Digitalisation, the internet of things, and big data are trends that affect all businesses and their technologies. Experienced IoT users are convinced that artificial intelligence is required to make sense of the high complexity of IT environments and the amounts of associated data created by Cisco, Microsoft, HP, and their peers.

Holger Jahnke: “The IoT market will continue to develop apace and bring us closer and closer together. What some might think sounds like ‘big brother’ will bring many benefits and advantages to the majority. I believe smart networking will become a core function of certain products and services such as usage-based billing models.

Incidentally, the term artificial intelligence was coined 15 years before the first manned mission to the moon. When Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever set foot on the moon, nobody really knew what he should do there. But that was not the point – it was to prove that it was technically possible. In a related sense, we at Sedus and Kapsch are embarking on a mission to Mars, metaphorically speaking, and our goal is to prove the feasibility of the smart office. A stopover is planned for Orgatec in Cologne, Hall 8, Stand B50.”

Additional information:

Kapsch BusinessCom AG is a subsidiary of the Kapsch Group and is based in Austria. As a leading digitalisation partner, Kapsch works with companies to improve business performance and develop new business models. Kapsch acts as a consultant, system supplier, and service provider. The extensive portfolio comprises technology solutions for intelligent and above all secure ICT infrastructure, smart building, media, and security technology, and outsourcing services.

Kapsch BusinessCom AG generated revenue of more than €318 million in the 2017/2018 financial year and employs around 1,200 people.

Sedus Stoll AG, based in Dogern, Germany, is a leading supplier of office equipment and innovative workplace concepts. Sedus develops and manufactures its high-quality products in Germany and distributes worldwide. As office furniture specialists and technological pioneers, Sedus has continually raised the bar throughout its 145-year history – particularly in the areas of ergonomics, design, and sustainability. In the process, Sedus has developed industry standards that have gained worldwide recognition.

The Sedus Stoll Group generated revenue of more than €191 million in 2017 and employs around 900 people.

Joachim Sparenberg
Sparenberg PR
+49 (0)7741 8355003
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Lilo Web Development Agency Launches Redesigned Website

leonari

leonari

In September 2018, Lilo launched a redesigned WordPress website for Leonari, a London-based mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor.

A well-designed website will promote your services 24/7,” said Berland. “Can your salesperson do that?”

— Elodie Berland

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In September 2018, Lilo launched a redesigned WordPress website for Leonari, a London-based mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor that covers work in many different sectors.

About the Client
Leonari is a company that prides itself in its ability to efficiently complete all of their projects – on time, budget and to the highest standards. They apply a “making it happen” approach, focusing on using positive solutions and ideas and solutions to each of their unique jobs.

Leonari was founded in January 2014, and has shown organic growth year-on-year. This exceptional progress has been attributed to their professional and hands-on approach, leading to many successful projects (and repeat business from their clients).

They have performed work for clients in a wide-ranging spectrum of sectors – including commercial, education, hotel, retail, residential, data-centre and healthcare.

Through a combination of innovation, ability, experience and ambition – they always strive to deliver their mechanical and engineering projects that meet all their client’s needs, and beyond.

About the Project
There were two key points to address with the site redesign – adding more visual impact to showcase their work and dedication, and also creating a platform where they could shape that impact themselves.

Since its inception, Leonari has been a hands-on M&E contractor with a keen eye for detail. It’s this attention to detail that the company wanted to apply to not only the overall design of their website, but also to its future content.

Lilo worked closely with Leonari owner Stathis Londos to add customisable features that could be used to easily create visually appealing elements to highlight their services and projects – including the implementation of branded sliders and media grids for their project portfolios.

The website’s mobile / responsive views were also carefully scrutinised, ensuring that the right images were selected and edited for maximum effect.

For more information, visit Lilo

Elodie Berland
Lilo Web Design
+44(0) 207 631 3366
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Architectural Antiques Film Props For Sale Atlanta

Asking price for the entire, 28,000-square-foot store lot: $2mil
(Owner Retiring) Property Sold

ATLANTA, GA, USA, September 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Architectural Antiques Film Props For Sale Atlanta

Inventory is housed in the Brookhaven|Chamblee Area
Asking Price for the entire, approximate 28,000-square-foot store lot: $2mil.

Owner, has stated his preference is to sell the entire inventory of American and French architectural antiques all together, to one buyer. “I’ve got a very impressive inventory,” “If someone’s looking to buy 10 to 12 40-foot containers from France, all in one spot, this is the spot to do it; I have over 300 entry doors from France, They are all of high-caliber.

We have an extensive inventory of French and American entry doors, our selection includes doors made of solid wood, iron, and bronze. Entry doors are one of the most important architectural features of ones home and should make a strong impact.

We are one of the country’s largest suppliers of antique ornamental iron; in many cases, old iron costs the same as new iron, and the quality and designs of old, vintage iron are far superior.

We have a large selection of garden gates, driveway gates, iron entry doors, and iron wine cellar doors. We also have custom built and design furniture (tables, consoles, beds, etc.) using iron and bronze elements.

For more than 30 years plus, we have offered an exceptional mix of European and American architectural antiques. We are direct importers and unlike other dealers who have staff buyers, our owners have hand selected each item in our inventor.

We offer an array of large door pulls, levers, push plates, knobs, door knockers, doorbells, letter slots, etc. in brass, bronze, and iron, Iron Gates and Bronze Artifacts, Classical European Brass Door Hardware. They are simply the finest door hardware money can buy.

View Our Inventory http://youtu.be/XuCQRgn_CZU
Phone Today: Gerald 305.490.2182
Architectural Antiques Film Props For Sale Atlanta (28,000-square-foot store lot Asking: $2mil)

Gerald (Google Partner)
PR MobileWire
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How Powder Coating Protects Your Business Furniture Investment

Powder coating booth

Powder coating booth

Metal chair setup

Metal chair setup

Many business owners receive poorly made furniture without corrosion protection. Read our comparison article on powder coating vs paint on metal parts!

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Powder coating the metal surfaces of our industrial-strength furniture is just one of the ways that Formaspace ensures its products are long-lasting, which is reflected in our 12-year guarantee.

What is Powder Coating and how does it protect your Furniture Investment?

We are often asked this question: What is powder coating and why is it so effective at preventing corrosion and protecting metal parts?

You may have had your first encounter with powder coated parts without even realizing it.

For example, higher-end bicycle frames have been powder-coated for many years. Powder coating protects the metal parts (like our bench frames) from corrosion. It also provides a much tougher surface to withstand rough wear and tear compared to traditional painted surfaces.

The powder coating process produces a thin but very tough film of thermoplastic that fully envelops metal parts. During the heat curing process, the thermoplastic powder begins to melt, forming a smooth gel that blends over the metal surface

The final product is a tough yet resilient, hardened layer of plastic that provides a level of corrosion and ‘wear and tear’ protection far superior to traditional corrosion protection treatments, such as chrome plating, zinc coating or painting.

HAVE YOU BEEN A ‘VICTIM’ OF CORROSION?

So why do we go to all this trouble here at Formaspace to powder coat the metal parts in our furniture products? The reason is we build our products to last.

Of course, not every manufacturer takes the time to protect their products. But then again, not every manufacturer stands behind their products with a 12-year guarantee the way Formaspace does.

Have you purchased a product only to discover that it rusts to pieces before your very eyes?

In recent years many of us have experienced poorly made products without adequate corrosion protection. Do one or more of these scenarios seem familiar?

You or a friend purchased an imported children’s bicycle from a deep discount store and the frame, wheels and fenders become hopelessly corroded within the first year or two.
You or a friend purchased a shiny new pair set of “metro” style storage shelves, and within a couple of years, they have rusted so badly you have to move them from the kitchen pantry to the back of the garage.
You or a friend purchased a basic white refrigerator. Within a few years, bubbles of rusted metal begin to appear, first near the compressor, then at the hinges, and finally near the handle and seams.

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS, CORROSION COSTS AMERICANS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Back in 1972, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), estimated that corrosion cost the American economy $10 billion dollars a year; this estimate was soon raised to $70 billion by Battelle Research Institute. By 2001, some experts believed the total cost of combating corrosion on our nation’s infrastructure, including repairing or replacing corroded bridges, traditional and nuclear power plants, water delivery and sewer piping systems was well north of $600 billion dollars.

In 2013, NACE conducted an updated world-wide economic study, which estimated that corrosion costs the global economy $2.5 trillion dollars — or 3.4% of the world’s global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

What can be done? NACE encourages organizations to implement a thorough Corrosion Management System (CMS) to reduce economic losses due to waste caused by corrosion.

THE FORMASPACE CORROSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: POWDER COATING OVER AMERICAN-MADE STEEL
We’re doing our part to fight corrosion. Here at Formaspace, we take a comprehensive, multi-step approach to maximize the life of our furniture products – by taking these steps to prevent corrosion:

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We use the highest-quality, American-made raw materials for making our products. For example, we only use top quality, locally-sourced American-made steel.

We manufacture all our products in the USA, here at our 60,000 square-foot factory in Austin, Texas.

We build all of our furniture to order, including performing all the necessary sheet metal fabrication, milling, and welding.

We have an industrial powder coating facility on-site, which allows us to powder coat all metal parts on site (including shelving, cabinetry, doors and heavy-duty frames) – without the need for any parts to leave the building before they are fully protected against corrosion.

All parts are assembled to check for fit and finish, then carefully disassembled and packed for shipment to you, our client.

These steps allow us to provide the highest quality protection against corrosion. That’s another solid reason why we stand behind our work with our full 12-year guarantee, one of the longest in the furniture business.

WHAT’S THE PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING POWDER COATING MATERIAL AND APPLYING IT TO FURNITURE?
Let’s look at each step of Powder Coating in more detail.

Preparing the Raw Powder Coating Material

First up is the manufacture of the raw material used in powder coating, which comes in dry granular form. The process the supplier uses to make these granules starts with mixing batches of polymer plastic together with colorants and other chemicals to produce a particular color shade – with unique surface characteristics, such as matte or full gloss surface finish, built-in UV protection, etc. Once the plastic mixture is ready, it’s rolled out into flat sheets, which are then sliced into thin strips, then chopped into small granules, known as ‘chips.’ Formaspace then purchases this raw powder coating material from the supplier to coat the metal components of our furniture.

Preparing the Metal for Powder Coating

After the unfinished metal furniture components are completed at one end of the Formaspace factory floor, they are transferred to our powder coating line. Here, the bare metal surfaces are cleaned again using a phosphate detergent to remove any residual surface contamination (such as protective oil coatings) then the metal parts are baked in an oven to remove all moisture before starting the powder coating process.

Read more … https://formaspace.com/articles/industrial-furniture/how-powder-coating-protects-your-business-furniture-investment/?utm_source=einpresswire&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=article-010917

Brooke Turner
Formaspace
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Oregon Construction Defect Center Is Now Offering to Assist A New Homeowner in a New Subdivision Anywhere in Oregon to Get Satisfaction If Their Home Builder is Ignoring Requests for Repairs

It is unlikely that a homeowner who moves into a recently built single family home in a subdivision or townhouse project in Oregon is going to be looking for serious construction defects.”

— Oregon Construction Defect Center

WASHINGTON , DC, USA, September 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Oregon Construction Defect Center, "It is unlikely that a homeowner who moves into a recently built single family home in a subdivision or townhouse project in Oregon is going to be looking for serious construction defects. They may make calls to the builder about paint touch up or a malfunctioning appliance. Rarely will they notice roof defects, siding issues, or other serious construction defect issues. As we would like to discuss anytime at 866-714-6466, if the new homeowner fails to see these types of issues the costs can be in the thousands of dollars down the road, and they should not expect the home builder to voluntarily show up with the company check book to fix the issue. 

 

"We are in the new homeowner protection business if we are talking about a new single-family home in a subdivision or townhouse project in Oregon and our services are free. Our goal is to make certain a new homeowner in Oregon does not get stuck with thousands of dollars in repair bills that should be the responsibility of the home builder." http://Oregon.ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

 

 

 

The Oregon Construction Defect Center Would Like to Hear from Homeowners in Newer Subdivisions or Townhouses in Oregon If They Have the Following Types of Problems:

* Defective roofs that were improperly flashed or installed and or that have defective roofing material.
* Water leaks due to improperly installed or defective siding.
* Improperly installed windows that create water leaks or the windows are impossible to open or close.
* Plumbing leaks
* Defective interior wood flooring.
* Exterior doors that were improperly installed that lead to water leaks or difficulty opening and closing.
* Severe foundation cracks or foundations that are not level.
* Single family homes in newer subdivisions that now have mold because the building was not protected during the framing/drywall process.
* Improperly installed or defective wood fascia board or wood trim.
* Improper exterior calking of exterior siding that has resulted in water leaks and or mold.

The Oregon Construction Defect Center is urging homeowners in subdivisions or townhouse in Oregon not older than two years to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if they have construction defect issues that the home builder failed to fix, or now refuses to fix.

The only catch is the home must be in a new subdivision, or a multi-unit townhouse. The group’s free services are available to homeowners in newer subdivisions throughout Oregon and they are especially focused on newer subdivisions or townhouses in Portland, Happy Valley, Sandy, Salem, Eugene, Wilsonville, The Dalles, Hillsboro, Bend, or Forest Grove. http://Oregon.ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

 

The Oregon Construction Defect Center will select one of Oregon’s premier construction defect law firms to evaluate serious construction defect complaints from qualifying homeowners. The legal evaluation may include possible inspections to determine the seriousness of a construction defect or defects. The service is free to homeowners provided their home is in a newer single-family home subdivision or townhouse project in Oregon. http://Oregon.ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

 

   

 

Thomas Martin
Oregon Construction Defect Center
866-714-6466
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SelectConnect Retail Furniture Plug-in Connects Amish Furniture Stores with Craftsmen Online

SelectConnect, a new retail furniture website plugin allows Amish furniture dealers to display thousands of products on their websites instantly

KENT, OHIO, UNITED STATES, September 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — WebsiteNEO, Inc, the #1 marketing firm in the American-made furniture industry has announced the launch of a revolutionary online marketing tool for retail furniture stores. SelectConnect is a website plugin which allows stores to instantly display products on their websites from hundreds of Amish and American-made furniture builders without the need to manually enter each product on the site. Products are arranged by category and include all the relevant information for each item.

WebsiteNEO has relationships with hundreds of Amish furniture builders and has leveraged those relationships to create a product that satisfies a real need in the Amish furniture industry. Most small, independent retailers lack the resources to equip their websites to display all the products they offer from each of their suppliers. SelectConnect allows them to instantly import and display all those products in real-time. When manufacturers make changes to their product lines, those changes are immediately reflected on all the retailer websites that the manufacturer's products appear on, eliminating the need for those stores to constantly update their product offerings.

Ryan Kralik, Founder and President of WebsiteNEO, Inc said of the program, "We noticed early on when we got involved in this industry that it was behind. You had Amish builders who's way of life obviously limited their knowledge of how the internet is used for marketing, and you had retailers who didn't necessarily have all the knowledge they needed to effectively use the internet to bring in new consumers. So, we developed some things that helped both of them to do a better job attracting today's consumers and that led to SelectConnect. Now, any store, not just the big ones with huge budgets but literally any store can display every single item they are capable of selling on their marketing website. It's not an eCommerce tool but a visual online gallery. We have clients with tiny stores in the middle of nowhere who have up to 15,000 products displayed on their website. This is a game-changer for independent furniture retail."

Some of the manufacturers involved in the program include: AJ's Furniture, Schwartz Creations, RH Yoder Woodworking, Northern Woodcraft Products, Miller Bedrooms, Jericho Woodworking, Valley Furniture, Artisan Chairs, Cedar Ridge Furniture, Country Heritage Woodcraft, Country View Furniture, Ebersol Furniture, F&N Woodworking, Fabric Link, Fairview Woodworking, Farmside Furniture, Fireside Log Furniture, Fredericksburg Furniture, Hiland Furniture, Honeybee Furniture, INTEG Wood Products, Interior Expressions, J&L Woodworking, J&M Woodworking, LAMB Woodworking, Lambright Country Chimes, Veraluxe, Wildwood Designs & more. In all there are over 140 Amish furniture builders already in the program but stores have the availability to have any manufacturer added.

WebsiteNEO will be at the Ohio Hardwood Furniture Expo in Millersburg, Ohio on September 12 & September 13 and will be featuring their new product at the Mt. Hope Event Center. Retailers are invited to stop by their showcase and learn more. They will also be on hand at the Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association (NIWA) Expo in March of 2019.

Retail store owners can learn more about SelectConnect and get a free online demo at http://RetailFurnitureSites.com or by calling WebsiteNEO, Inc at (855) 593-2636

Ryan Kralik
WebsiteNEO, Inc
(855) 593-2636
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Closet Outlet Uses Lockdowel Fastening to Win Two CMA Wood Diamond Awards–Lean Production and Closet Under $25,000

Closet Outlet has won two CMA Wood Diamond Awards for Lean Production and Closets Under 25K.

Closet Outlet uses Lockdowel to make rotating closets that assemble with snap-in fastening – and can be disassembled and moved.

Cabinet Makers Association Awards Closet Outlet for best closet under 25K and lean production using Lockdowel glue-less, too-less, snap-in fastening

These rotating cabinets, shelving and hidden storage solutions are manufactured in the leanest, most cost efficient ways so all price savings are passed to our customers.”

— Andy Patel, Owner of Closet Outlet

ST. CLOUD, FL, UNITED STATES, September 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Closet Outlet (closet-outlet.com) has won the 2018 Cabinet Makers Association’s Wood Diamond Award in Lean Production Practices and in Closets Under $25,000. Closet Outlet uses the Lockdowel fastening solution for ease of assembly for all their closets. Using Lockdowel also facilitates flat-pack shipping of their closets and reduces shipping costs. With Lockdowel slide-to-lock joining technology the need for glue and extra hardware is eliminated. Lockdowel fasteners cut assembly time in half, and enable closets to be disassembled, moved and reassembled again.

Based in St. Cloud, Florida Closet Outlet manufactures cabinets for closets, pantries, laundry rooms and garage storage systems. Their feature product is the Lazy Lee(TM) Revolving Storage System by Closet Outlet.

“These rotating cabinets, shelving and hidden storage solutions are manufactured in the leanest, most cost efficient ways so all price savings are passed to our customers,” Owner Andy Patel says. “From seven walls of a single closet, to one corner, Closet Outlet can fill the storage needs for 100 homes, 500 apartments or just one home.”

The Lazy Lee Revolving Storage System by Closet Outlet can be used alone or integrated with other shelving. Finishes and colors can be mixed and matched for a designer look and feel. Each unit is designed with parts that have rounded profiles on the horizontal plane, making it conducive to rotational applications. The uniqueness of the Lockdowel fasteners enables Closet Outlet to fasten curved-shaped parts securely to the structure with ease, and invisibly for a smooth, continuous look.

The Cabinet Makers Association awards program —www.cabinetmakers.org/2018winners.html–dubbed the “Wood Diamond Awards”, was first offered to the membership in 2010 as a means for CMA members to be recognized by their peers. After the first awards ceremony was held at IWF in Atlanta that summer, the program’s results were clearly seen. Not only did this program create a means to promote excellence in woodworking and cabinetry, but the members who participated and won awards were able to use their achievement in their local marketing program to promote their respective business in their area. This created yet another benefit to membership in the CMA.

The CMA was founded on the principles of sharing one’s experiences and ideas with other members in an effort to promote success and professionalism in the woodworking/cabinetry business. This award program provides another outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled. As members view each others’ work and accomplishments, ideas are exchanged and the flow of information continues. As potential clients and others view the listings, they should rest assured that all entries were provided equal grounds for participation and judging. All judging was done by non-participating members of the CMA, assuring that the results were scrutinized by professionals. For more information visit: www.cabinetmakers.org

About Lockdowel
Lockdowel manufactures glue-less, screw-less invisible fasteners and snap-in drawer slides and hinges for fast and easy assembly of cabinets, furniture and architectural millwork. Patent pending. installation Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538, (650) 325-8732 www.lockdowel.com

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Mary Lynn B Heath
ML Heath PR
405.641.9733
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Lockdowel – No tools, no glue, simple fastening that enables disassembly and building again!


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