Lockdowel Drawer Slides Pass Testing Required by WI and AWI

Lockdowel Drawer Slides have passed required testing by AWI and WI.

Lockdowel Snap-in Drawer Slides have passed rigorous testing required by the Woodwork Institute and Architectural Woodwork Institute

You've done all the slide tests… and far exceeded all requirements…”

— Ed Leach, Integrity Testing Laboratories Laboratory Director

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lockdowel Inc. announces the company’s snap-in drawer slides were recently tested by Integrity Testing
Laboratories and have passed all ANSI/BIFMA testing requirements for hardware as specified by the Woodwork Institute (WI) and the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI). In a written statement by Ed Leach, Laboratory Manager for Integrity Testing Laboratories, he writes: “You've done all the slide tests… and far exceeded all requirements…”

The testing included 50,000 cycle testing with a 100 lb load and extendable member testing of the Lockdowel undermount soft close, sidemount soft close, and three-piece sidemount drawer slides.

Lockdowel won the 2017 AWFS Visionary Award for its snap-in drawer slides because they require no tools or screws, and installation time is three times faster than conventional drawer slides. With CNC routed slots allowing for perfect alignment, drawer adjustment is minimal.

To see Lockdowel Drawer Slide installation demonstrations visit the company’s assembly videos:
-Undermount Drawer Slide Assembly:
-Sidemount Drawer Slide Assembly:

Lockdowel Drawer Slides can be ordered from the company's online catalog at: www.lockdowel.com

About Lockdowel
Lockdowel provides simple manufacturing, assembly, and installation
solutions for cabinets, furniture, closets, and architectural millwork.
Patent pending. Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538 ,
(650) 477-7112 www.lockdowel.com

Mary Lynn Heath
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Lockdowel Undermount Drawer Slide Installation

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Effortless Tips To Make It Look Like You Hired An Interior Designer with Connie Bandfield

Connie Bandfield

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The art of interior design is both subtle on the eye yet extremely difficult to pull off. It’s hard to strike the right balance between beautiful and functional without straying into the kitsch area. And if you don’t have an eye for design, it can be even more challenging. That being said, it’s not impossible. Connie Bandfield, an interior design enthusiast, has helped us put together a list of effortless tips that you can implement to make it seem as though you hired an interior designer to style your rooms, but without the massive price tag that goes along with it.

Consult Design Websites

When it comes to interior design, there is an almost limitless wealth of information out there. Simply type in “design websites” into Google and you’ll be flooded with more links than you can possibly look at. According to Connie Bandfield, this is where you can pick up a lot of inspiration. It’s all good and well to want to design a room from scratch yourself – but why reinvent the wheel? Not only will design websites help you pick colour themes and introduce you to new furniture, they’ll stoke your creativity so that you can create never-before imagined design combinations.

Never Forget About Texture

Colour is second to none when it comes to room design – but so is texture. A monotone room will always be boring, but a monotone room with different rugs, leather sofas, table runners and silky cushions will all add nuances of style and bring the space to life. “Design is about relaying the personality of the owner.” Connie Bandfield says. “So texture should be used to bring about that personality.”

Use Big Furniture as Statement Pieces

A room with a lot of small pieces of furniture will feel cluttered, Connie Bandfield posits. But a room with a choice selection of bigger pieces will feel fabulous. Use big pieces of furniture such as beds, couches and shelves to serve as anchor points, while using smaller pieces such as side tables and lamps to complement the entire look. The key here is balance, and experienced designers will tell you that even small rooms should have at least one big piece of furniture as a central focus point for everything else to gravitate around.

Eric Ash
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CNC Factory Open House Nov. 15 & 16—Launching Two New 2019 CNC Models Made in Santa Ana, California

CNC Factory invites Southern CA Woodworkers to their Open House Nov. 15 and 16.

Come see the Southern CA made 2019 models of CNC Machines at the CNC Factory OPEN HOUSE in Santa Ana- Thurs. Nov. 15 or Fri. Nov. 16

We build our CNC machines here and we will continue to deliver care and expertise – even after the machine has been producing revenues for years! Our customer service is for LIFE.”

— Chris Corrales, CNC Factory Owner

SANTA ANA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CNC Factory will host their ‘Making Everything Better’ Open House in Santa Ana, California, Thurs., Nov. 15 and Fri., Nov. 16 – 10 am to 4 pm. At the event the company will unveil the 2019 models of their most advanced woodworking CNC machines:

– 2019 Hands-free Python XPR with Robotic Loading and Unloading, on board Labeling and Application

– 2019 Scorpion LDR Lockdowel 5-Gun Insertion Machine with Robotic Laser Measuring

Cabinet Vision and Lockdowel representatives will be on-site for demonstrations and questions. Tours of CNC Factory’s facility will be given regularly. CNC Factory will also unveil the company’s new Marking Block which allows all cut pieces to be marked for easy assembly and organization, and can be added to any machine system the company sells.

Guests will enjoy Santa Ana Food Trucks, a live DJ and equipment demonstrations throughout the day. Register here for free food and to win a plethora of door prizes:


“We’ve helped a long list of wood shops propel their business to the next level with a more advanced CNC or with their first CNC machine,” Chris Corrales CNC Factory Director of Operations says. “Each customer says they chose CNC Factory for our great customer service. We build our machines here and we will continue to deliver care and expertise – even after the machine has been producing revenues for years,” Corrales says.

CNC Factory creates world-class computer numerically controlled (CNC) routers and industrial supporting machines. “It’s our goal to help our customers achieve more in less time with superior output in product quality, and zero bottlenecks.”

About CNC Factory

Chris Corrales has more than 20 years of cabinet making expertise. His real-world experience inspired him to start building better CNC machines 14 years ago, with a clear goal of helping companies embrace CNC automation. The company's mission is: To make CNC automation as common place as a table saw.

Today this vision is core as CNC Factory designs and manufactures high quality precision CNC routers, machining centers, edgebanders, Lockdowel insertion machines and thermofoil 3D presses to meet the urgent business needs of customers. At CNC Factory, providing the fastest, most accurate and dependable CNC Machines and supporting products is only the beginning. “We never leave customers all by themselves,” Corrales promises.

Power up your needs with CNC Factory and capture more opportunities within your market! CNC Factory: 2001 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705, 714-581-5999, CNCFactory.com

For more information go to CNCFactory.com and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2N1klZuaZa82MZFd6uHdkg

Watch CNC Factory’s latest video 20K in 5 Days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g51ssbccZD8&t=126s

Mary Lynn Heath
ML Heath, PR
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20K in 5 Days with CNC Factory’s Python XPR

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First US Product Information Management Conference Sells Out in Chicago

PIMpoint Americas Builds Community, Learning, and Best Practices for E-commerce Professionals

The event delivered relevant and insightful content to help PIM professionals and e-commerce teams achieve unprecedented success in their roles and for their organizations. ”

— Cindy Coons, Project Manager, Ethan Allen

CHICAGO, USA, October 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — inRiver, the leading provider of SaaS-based product information management (PIM) solutions, today announced that the first PIM-focused event, PIMpoint Americas, sold out earlier than expected. The inaugural customer event in the US held October 4, in Chicago sold out for both attendees and sponsorships, proving the market for PIM best practices, education and community is thriving in North America. The European PIMpoint Summit has sold out each of the last five years it has been presented in Malmö, Sweden.

Almost 200 e-commerce professionals and inRiver partners attended the event filled with sessions on digital transformation, syndication, product roadmap, and proving the value of PIM in the majestic Mid-America Club in downtown Chicago. Key customers and partners delivered case studies and insights into how they improve customer experience and drive revenue with inRiver solutions. Event keynote speakers included Forrester analyst, Bruce Eppinger, and author and entrepreneur, Peter Shankman.

"The first PIMpoint Americas exceeded our expectations," said Cindy Coons, Project Manager, Ethan Allen. "The event delivered relevant and insightful content to help PIM professionals and e-commerce teams achieve unprecedented success in their roles and for their organizations. "

"The importance of community and continuous learning in the PIM space was apparent at the sold-out inRiver PIMpoint Americas event," said Don Dawson, PIM Manager, D'Addario. "I was impressed by the content and the knowledge the attendees and partners shared. It was an impressive event that should not be missed if you work in PIM or e-commerce."

“E-commerce, merchandising, and marketing professionals in the US need a community to learn from and forum to engage with peers around all things PIM,” said Steve Gershik, CMO, inRiver. “It was the right time to introduce the best community-building event for our customers, partners and marketing colleagues. It’s the first of many PIMpoints in North America.”

inRiver partners Absolunet, Aware, and Ntara supported the event as Elite sponsors. Eight achievement awards were given to customers including MillerCoors, Bunzl, Federal Mogul, Ashley Furniture, and Ethan Allen. North American Partner of the Year was awarded to Absolunet.

PIMpoint Summit 2019 is scheduled for April 4-5, 2019, in Malmö, Sweden, with over 1,000 attendees expected from across the globe. Agenda and registrations details will be available in early 2019. Email inRiver for sponsorship or speaking opportunities.

Erika Goldwater
+1 617-407-3578
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8 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Workplace

Reduce Noise in the Workplace

Reduce Noise in the Workplace

 Oxford Economic Survey

Oxford Economic Survey

Open Office Oxford Graph

Open Office Oxford Graph

Open Office Pod

Open Office Pod

Does unwanted noise interfere with getting your work done? Read more about the 8 tips to help reduce workplace noise so you can work more efficiently.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many employees find that a lively, open-office workplace brimming with the sounds of enthusiastic colleagues working together makes for a positive, invigorating place to collaborate on work projects. Yet others strenuously disagree; they find that unwanted office noise interferes with their ability to get productive work done. What to do? We offer eight practical tips on how to establish an office noise reduction program at your workplace that will help make your employees happier and more productive.

For many, today’s dream office has the look-and-feel of a converted warehouse loft — with an industrial look that features natural brick walls, expanses of poured concrete, open fixture lighting systems, as well as exposed pipes and ductwork. Indeed, this office look, which originated with media and tech companies, has become an established trend, as we’ve written about quite a few times. This style of workplace conveys a confident, modern (if not retro) design language that’s especially attractive to Millennials who have unique ideas about how work environments should look (hint: like a hipster coffeehouse). Managers and space planners also like the overall efficiency that these spaces provide: they hold out the promise of flexibility and collaboration-driven innovation. But there can be significant downsides if you are not careful: unless there is proper planning for acoustic comfort, these open office designs, with their hard, noise reflecting surfaces, can wreak havoc on employee satisfaction among those who find extraneous noise to be a productivity deal-breaker.

The issue of unwanted office noise hasn’t gone down quietly. More and more office acoustic “fails” are making the news.

For example, a year after the 935 million-dollar Francis Crick Institute opened in King’s Cross, London, it’s been widely reported that many of the institute’s 1,200 plus scientific researchers and office staff complain that the workplace is simply too noisy for them to concentrate effectively on their research and writing tasks.

Some of the programming developers at Apple have also recently expressed their dissatisfaction with a recent transition into open office spaces at Apple Park — a move that many employees feel favors a push toward noisy collaboration that comes at the expense of intense, quiet concentration.

Whether the unwanted noise situation is brought about by overhearing loud co-worker telephone calls, overly enthusiastic clickety-clack keyboarding, the incessant sounds of office equipment (especially large printers and copiers), or simply the repeated noise of doors opening and closing, it’s having an effect on many of today’s employees.

Research indicates that the most distracting type of noises in the workplace are the unwanted/unrelated conversations that you can’t help but overhear. The mind can’t help but want to tune in and make sense of conversations we can hear, even if it’s as banal as hearing about re-scheduling a babysitter for your colleague’s 10th-anniversary dinner on the evening of the second Tuesday of next month…

So it’s not surprising that a recent Oxford Economics Study found that, given a choice of perks, employees’ first choice was a quiet office environment where they could focus on work. This ranked higher than any other benefit — including some fairly expensive ones, such as free meals at the office or onsite daycare.

The bottom line? Managers need to get on top of this issue by implementing noisy office solutions before they face long-term issues, such as poor worker productivity, lower job satisfaction, and decreased retention rates.


Let’s look at eight practical ways you can make positive strides in office noise reduction.


It may be obvious, but a compromised site selection, such as one located near a busy freeway, airport, or industrial facility does not work in your favor. If noisy neighbors can’t be avoided, innovations such as modern window glazing solutions can control how much outside noise enters the building. If you are looking at leasing new office space, you’ll also want to investigate the building’s mechanical systems (such as elevators and HVAC systems) for acoustic pathways, which could introduce unwanted noise into your office space.

If you are building a new facility from scratch, you can start your office noise control program during the design and planning phase. For example, to isolate the sound of conversations between different rooms or floors, acoustic design experts can specify construction materials with enough ‘mass’ to absorb this type of noise. Low vibration noises, such as those emanating from nearby construction sites or street traffic, can be addressed by damping techniques that attenuate sound vibrations; this can be accomplished by using custom materials or applying special glue-like dampening compounds between stiff surfaces, such as drywall or plywood, to make a noise absorbing ‘sandwich.’ Because sound vibrations can travel long distances through the structure of a building, acoustic experts can also specify de-coupling ‘gaps’ in the structure that prevent sound vibrations from moving from one part of the building to another. Finally, absorption materials can be introduced in the interior, such as acoustical ceiling tiles, baffles, carpets, and engineered floors, which we’ll talk about in detail below.


Creating a floor plan that supports inter-space noise control is also very important. Keep areas with noisy office equipment, such as large printers and copiers, away in isolated areas. (This can also help control unwanted indoor ozone pollution produced by these devices as well.) Other high noise areas, such as kitchen messes, cafeterias, and break rooms, also need to be acoustically isolated from work areas. Conference rooms are another obvious example of spaces that are inherently noisy. Restrooms also fall into this category, as do impromptu meeting areas and lobbies.

But what about creating other specific task zones for noisy activities within the core work areas of your office? If you dig a little deeper, there are other opportunities to create specific zones where noise generating activities take place without distracting other workers — for example, why not create convenient “telephone booths” that staff can duck into when they need to make a distracting phone call? (You may recall we highlighted some freestanding “phone booth” designs spotted earlier this year at NeoCon 2017.)

Now, let’s discuss the reverse: the need to build quiet spaces for those workers who need to concentrate with maximum attention, e.g. those working “in the zone.” Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, promotes the idea that many of us “introverts” have to have quiet spaces to work in order to remain productive. Short of creating dedicated private offices for each of these employees (which may not be possible in your budget), one possible solution is to provide quiet hoteling spaces, which can be shared or “checked” in or out of like a hotel room.

Don’t overlook other simple solutions as well. Creating an office convention, such as signage at the entrance to a work area that indicates a request for extra quiet during a project crunch time can help maintain a productive work environment. (Some have even created a lighted sign system to do this.)


First a bit of unsettling research.

Workers in enclosed offices are the happiest. But that’s the least economical solution. What about the next best alternative, which presumably would be cubicle furniture systems with high partitions? Aren’t these looked upon more favorably than full, open desking and benching solutions?

Read more … https://formaspace.com/articles/office-furniture/8-ways-to-reduce-noise-in-the-workplace/?utm_source=einpresswire&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=article-102318

Brooke Turner
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Reshoring Institute Publishes Five Additional State Economic Profiles to Help Companies Find Manufacturing Locations

Profiles are designed to be compared side-by-side, to aid companies determined to bring manufacturing back to America.

“With the current turbulence in global trade and tariffs, companies are seriously evaluating reshoring manufacturing. This process includes finding an attractive and suitable location for factories.”

— Rosemary Coates, Executive Director

SILICON VALLEY, CA, USA, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Reshoring Institute https://reshoringinstitute.org today announced another significant milestone in completing and publishing State Economic Profiles to assist companies in location decisions. Profiles have been added for Louisiana, Utah, Alaska, New York, and Connecticut. The new profiles can be found here: https://reshoringinstitute.org/reshoring-knowledge-library/state-profiles

“We are delighted that we have now published 25 profiles to assist companies in evaluating locations for their next manufacturing site,” said Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute. “These profiles provide important information to be considered for factory locations,” she said.

“The profiles are carefully designed to be compared side-by-side. We know of no other side-by-side comparisons like this, to aid companies determined to bring manufacturing back to America or to expand their operations here. We are honored to host this important information for the States,” Ms. Coates said.

Tax incentives, grants, loans, and other important state economic metrics are included to aid reshoring companies in these complex location decisions. The profiles are completely free and available for download here: https://reshoringinstitute.org/reshoring-knowledge-library/state-profiles

“Several more State Economic Profiles are in-process,” said Alex Levy, Director at the Reshoring Institute. “We know this is a major undertaking for the State Economic Development Organizations, and we really appreciate their efforts in assisting companies by providing this very useful information.”

To date, the Reshoring Institute has published the following State Economic Profiles:

• Alabama
• Alaska
• Arkansas
• California
• Colorado
• Connecticut
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Louisiana
• Maryland
• Minnesota
• Mississippi
• Missouri
• Nebraska
• New York
• Nevada
• New Mexico
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• South Carolina
• Utah
• Vermont
• Virginia
• Washington
• Wisconsin

The Reshoring Institute assists companies with location evaluation and recommendations, tariff strategies, and total cost of ownership modeling. Through reshoring consulting, research, networking, and implementation coordination, the Reshoring Institute helps to bring cost-effective manufacturing back to the United States. The State Economic Profiles support companies seeking this assistance.

About the Reshoring Institute:
The Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 non-profit organization, offers free, downloadable research from our website, created and curated by graduate student interns from the University of San Diego, Santa Clara University, University of Southern California, St. Louis University and Rutgers University. We also offer personalized consulting assistance at reasonable fees. The Institute’s mission is to provide research and support for companies bringing manufacturing and services back to America and to educate student interns about the business of manufacturing. For more information, contact Rosemary Coates, Executive Director, at rcoates@ReshoringInstitute.org

Rosemary Coates
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This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Manufacturing

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The My Freedom Lift Bed provides Independence to Millions In Need

A bed that converts into a lift chair and safely puts your loved one or patient in bed and allows them to get out of bed without help.

I have never seen a product with the benefits of The My Freedom Lift Bed. ROI is not only measured in dollars but also in reducing liability & risk of patient injury as well as reducing labor costs.”

— John Oviatt

ORLANDO, FL, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — After successful completion and extended product testing and evaluation, HMS has secured a nationwide exclusive distribution agreement for the My Freedom Lift Bed. Being first to market, The My Freedom Lift Bed artfully combines the benefits of a lift chair with a fully electric hospital bed. The Advanced model retails at $7,995 and is equipped with the GreatCall® monitoring system and also offers an optional air adjustable mattress topper to maximize patient comfort.

Neither Traditional hospital beds or leisure consumer adjustable beds provide for ease of transfer to a standing position and often require assistance from others. Lift chairs do not provide the support and comfort of a luxury mattress which makes sleeping or even spending an extended amount of time in them problematic for many. The My Freedom Lift Bed combines the ease of standing with a lift chair and the comfort of a leisure adjustable bed with the Hi-Lo feature of a fully electric hospital bed at one low attractive price. The Advanced model is backed with a ten-year limited warranty. Monthly rental programs are also available.

Over 1.5 million people currently reside in nursing homes nationwide. New regulations mandating a minimum of two staff members to assist a resident out of bed for transfer will add millions to institutional staffing costs. The My Freedom Lift Bed can eliminate the need for the two-person assistance requirement as well as allow the patient or resident their freedom and pride with unassisted entry and exit from the bed.

Being a Florida based company, HMS selected Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete Florida as the first markets to launch the new My Freedom Lift Bed Basic and Advanced model. With nearly 2,000 Assisted Living Centers in Florida, Central Florida is home to many of the top rated Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home facilities providing a unique opportunity to market the My Freedom Lift Bed. The response has been overwhelming and there is now a wait list for the next supply arriving in early December. HMS greatly underestimated the acceptance of the My Freedom Lift Bed and has stepped up production to match the increasing demand.

Tom Wasman
HMS Guest Experience
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Can Current Soil Testing Labs Meet Growth in the Organic Farming Industry?

Soil Testing Labs

Soil Testing Labs

Soil Testing Infographic

Soil Testing Infographic

Organic Price Premiums

Organic Price Premiums

The increasing demand for organic produce is driving the need for more organic produce testing by certified soil testing labs.

If You Ate Today, Thank a Farmer.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Once considered a niche product, organic produce sales are on the march. Today’s health-conscious consumers are willing to pay a premium for the perceived quality benefits of organic foods, which are poised to grab additional market share as new industry players, such as Amazon with its acquisition of Whole Foods, enter the retail grocery market. The increasing demand is also driving the need for more organic produce testing by certified soil testing labs — a trend we heard loud and clear at Pittcon 2018.


As the saying goes, “If You Ate Today, Thank a Farmer.”

And indeed, we should. Since World War II, the Agricultural Revolution has spread around the world, allowing farmers to increase their production yields dramatically. Despite predictions to the contrary, modern agriculture is now able to feed a world with 7.6 billion hungry mouths.

But now, more and more consumers, particularly in western countries, are taking a closer look at the food we eat.

Studies show that an increasing number of consumers are considering organic produce purchases. Why? Many consumers now believe that organic produce is a superior, higher quality product.

Overall, American consumers are increasingly concerned. They are worried about the obesity epidemic in children, and the potential impacts of pesticide residues in our food supply. As a result, an increasing number of shoppers are educating themselves about what they eat. From “Eat Local” and “Farm–to–Table” campaigns that promote sustainable agriculture, to new food consumption trends such as “gluten-free” diets, and awareness of “GMO-Free” labeling, consumers are showing an increased awareness about where their food comes from and making new purchasing choices as a result.

Compared to American consumers, European consumers tend to be even more selective in their food consumption preferences. In fact, consumer protests by Europeans (who reject what are perceived of as “lax” American agricultural practices, such as using chlorine to process chicken and the introduction of GMO-based products) are widely credited for scuppering the long-standing TTIP trade negotiations between the US and Europe.

We haven’t seen the last of these controversies. Bayer’s pending acquisition of Monsanto, makers of the pesticide glyphosate (marketed as Roundup®), has reignited the row in Europe over pesticide usage in the food chain. Publicity surrounding the issue may ultimately drive increased preference for organic produce, both in Europe and here at home.


While organic produce sales are way up, there are some constraints on future sales growth that need to be addressed.

The first issue is cost. Organic produce commands a premium price, which is due to a number of factors, including scarcity (organic farm production has not kept up with increasing demand).

While a Journal of Consumer Affairs study indicates that organic food consumers are willing to pay a price premium of 30% over conventional food products, spending additional money on food is not an easy option for disadvantaged/underprivileged households who are struggling to purchase groceries.

Purchasing organic produce is out of reach for lower-income households who must make difficult decisions between paying for medicine, rent, food, and other basic necessities.

The second issue that is limiting the mainstream adoption of organic food products is the issue of “Food Deserts”, which is the term that researchers use to describe neighborhoods (often underprivileged) that do not have green grocery stores nearby.

The food desert issue has become so critical that the Salvation Army is opening its first grocery store, in Baltimore, to address the issue.


Market forces may be at work to solve the twin problems of high cost and limited availability.

“Buy Local” and “Farm-to-Table” campaigns are opening up new distribution channels, as consumers flock to local farmers markets. Consumers are also showing an interest in purchasing monthly allotments of produce (known as “shares”) directly from farmers.

But as romantic as the notion of buying organic produce directly from the farmer may be, it’s small potatoes (pardon the pun) when compared to the impact of Walmart’s grocery sales, which are estimated to account for 33% of US grocery retailing.

In 2006, Walmart began to offer organic produce in its grocery aisles. As the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the room, there is no question that Walmart has broadened the distribution of organic produce across the nation. (According to Walmart, this is part of their overall strategy for sustainable agriculture.)

But wait! As of last year, we now have a 1,000-pound gorilla in the grocery retail market. Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods appears to presage increased growth (and possibly lower prices) for Whole Foods’ organic produce moving forward.

Walmart is looking over their shoulder at the Amazon / Whole Foods duo. Meanwhile, the notoriously low-margin grocery retail business continues to see more turmoil, such as the recent bankruptcy restructuring of Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, which is having to close 94 of its 582 stores.


Despite the jockeying for position among top grocery retailers, the organic produce market seems poised for increased growth.

Brooke Turner
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Reduce Noise, Save Energy and Improve Safety with Engineered Compressed Air Nozzles

Most Efficient Air Nozzles Available

Air Mag Nozzles

Engineered Compressed Air Nozzles reduce noise and save energy by converting energy normally lost as pressure drop and noise into useful flow.

RICHMND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. at https://www.nexflow.com have developed "the" most efficient compressed air operated air nozzles in a new patented design that provides the highest force/unit air consumption. Sizes available are small 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm versions and larger sizes in 1/4" and 1/2". The smaller nozzles are available in 316L stainless steel and Peek. The 14: and 1/2" versions are available in both cast zinc and 316L stainless steel materials.

The Nex Flow™ Air Mag™ Air Nozzle (see https://www.nexflow.com/air-mag-air-nozzle/) unique, patented design focuses the air into a sharper laminar flow with the highest force per SCFM. This both reduces compressed air energy use and noise levels when compared to open pipe or jets. Even replacing competitive air nozzles will reduce compressed air energy costs along with providing low exhaust noise levels.

This new design even outperforms nozzles using a so-called laval effect, but without the annoying whistle that may come with such designs.

The Nex Flow™ Air Mag™ nozzle is designed so that the force at a particular pressure will be about the same as a competitive nozzle similar design. This makes it easy to compare and prove the superiority of the Nex Flow™ Air Mag™ nozzle by simply replacing the other nozzle and compare results. Just have a pressure regulator and gauge upstream of the nozzle, and, if possible a flow meter also. Have a weight scale to blow against or use it in your application. For each nozzle, adjust the pressure upstream to that it is the same for all nozzles tested.

If you replace any competitive nozzle, you may have to cut back the pressure as you will get more force from the Nex Flow™ Air Mag™ nozzle. This is because the air consumption is “less” at any given pressure which also means less pressure drop in the line as the air flows out. So you end up with a bit more pressure and force. You can then cut back the pressure if not needed, thereby reducing compressed air use even more.

If you have a flow meter, all nozzles can be tested comparatively on actual air consumption.

Alternatively,just try the various nozzles and you will normally find the Nex Flow™ Air Mag™ nozzle to perform better due to its more efficient design.

Les Rapchak
Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
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Global Packaging Contract Manufacturing Market Research and Forecast 2018-2023

Global Packaging Contract Manufacturing Market Research

Orion Market Research

Global Packaging Contract Manufacturing Market, Size, Share, Market Intelligence, Company Profiles, Market Trends, Strategy, Analysis, Forecast 2018-202

Significant growth of packaging in food and pharmaceutical industry; to provide growth opportunity to global packaging contract manufacturing market”

— OMR Analyst

INDORE, INDIA, October 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the OMR analysis, the global packaging contract manufacturing market is projected to accelerate at a significant growth rate over the forecast period (2018-2023). This is mainly attributed to rapid advancement in machinery and automation industry along with significant growth in food and pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, a paradigm shift towards the eco-friendly plastics and raw materials and the unremitting demand for advanced packaging by the customers are some of the major factors that expected to provide market growth in the near future. The global packaging contract manufacturing market is segmented on the basis of end-users and geography. The report provides detailed and insightful chapters on market overview, key findings, strategic recommendations, market estimations, market determinants, key company analysis, market insights, company profiling, market segmentation, geographical analysis, and analyst insights.

Full report of global packaging contract manufacturing market is available at https://www.omrglobal.com/industry-reports/packaging-contract-manufacturing-market/

“Technological upgradation has significantly impacted the packaging industry across the globe. Packaging contract manufacturing has wide applications across various sectors such as pharmaceutical, consumer goods, food & beverages, and personal care, among others. According to Flexible Packaging Association, the flexible industry in the US exports around 5.4% of the industry shipments every year. The food industry accounted to hold 60% of the flexible packaging shipments in the country. For food & beverages, a special type of leak proof seal packaging is provided by the packaging contract manufacturers.”

The regional analysis of global packaging contract manufacturing market includes the present and forecast scenario of contact packaging industry in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific held a dominant position in the global packaging contract manufacturing market in 2017. The presence of medium-scale and large-scale contract manufacturers in China and rapid industrialization and urbanization in the emerging countries of the region, especially in India and China, is majorly increasing the demand for packaging contract manufacturing in the region. North America is projected to exhibit the fastest growth in the global packaging contract manufacturing market over the forecast period. The wide availability of flexible labor and the export of various products such as medical devices from the region are some factor exhibiting dominance in the market growth.

The report covers:
Comprehensive research methodology of global packaging contract manufacturing market.
This report also includes detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
Exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the global packaging contract manufacturing market.
Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the global packaging contract manufacturing market.
Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecast revenues.
Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.

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