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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- The local Handyman brings freedom and independence to senior homeowners with accessibility and mobility products to make living alone safer and easier

    Cincinnati OH -- The Cincinnati handyman and home modification expert brings freedom and independence to the elderly and disabled homeowners so they can continue living in their own home. The Certified Aging in Place specialist helps make it possible for senior homeowners to continue the lifestyle they're used to with accessibility and mobility products designed with safety in mind.

    The focus is on providing aging and disabled homeowners and families the convenience of complete accessibility and mobility within their homes. The local handyman and home modification specialist offers affordable options for independent living. The Aging in Place movement is about bringing freedom to people who are disabled or physically challenged.

    The HandyPro Handyman provides many home modification services including elevators, automatic door openers, ceiling lifts, safety bars, bathroom transfer systems, personal lifts, stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, walk-in tubs and showers and so much more.

    Philip Pyles, owner of HandyPro Handyman Services provides the home modification needed to allow aging and physically challenged people the freedom and independence to remain comfortable in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility. Home modification services make it easier and safer for people to carryout daily activities.

    Senior home modification includes door widening, electrical wiring, super strong grab bars and handrails, fire safety adaptations, cabinet adjustments, ramps, plumbing and bathroom modifications and many more solutions to mobility and accessibility issues.

    Philip Pyles is proud to provide this very important service to the Aging in Place Community. HandyPro Handyman Services specializes in home repairs and remodeling, home maintenance projects and home modifications for the physically challenged. Visit http://homemodificationcincinnati.blogspot.com/ to learn more.

    About HandyPro Handyman Services:
    What's on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

    Contact:

    Philip Pyles
    HandyPro of Cincinnati
    3429 Saint John's Place
    Cincinnati, OH 45208
    Phone: 513-766-8388
    Email: ppyles@handypro.com

    This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC





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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- At first Mom thought he was going to be cleaning ducks and Dad said he was unaware that they needed to be cleaned

    Deer Valley AZ - Vince Divarco, owner of DUCTZ, had a good laugh when he realized he had some explaining to do when he told his parents about his new duct cleaning business. They thought their well-educated son had gone into the pet care industry.

    Mom said, "What? You're going t be cleaning ducks?" Dad was heard in the background saying 'I didn't now they had to be cleaned.' Divarco laughed as he explained the air duct cleaning and HVAC restoration service he would be providing.

    For many years Vince Divarco dreamed of owning his own business. The dream became reality when he purchased his air duct cleaning franchise in 2007. Vince made it his top priority to provide superior customer service with professional workmanship and close attention to detail. He is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and completing the job right every single time.

    Vince Divarco credits his success to his dedication to pleasing the customer and providing high-quality service. While many small businesses have failed during tough economic times, DUCTZ of Deer Valley has grown. Area residents and business owners rely on the local indoor air quality specialist for HVAC restoration and duct cleaning service.

    DUCTZ customers include homeowners and property managers, commercial business owners, banks and new home buyers. Divarco also serves high-profile clients who require strict confidentiality, as well as several commercial clients including a government contract with the Air Force.

    Vince Divarco takes pride in giving the best duct system cleaning service available. His service technicians are trained in the latest air duct cleaning and HVAC restoration techniques. Cleaning a ventilation system and doing the job right the first time is top priority. DUCTZ ensures customers they are getting the high-quality HVAC restoration and air duct cleaning service they deserve. Visit http://www.ductz.com/phoenix-deervalley to learn more.

    ABOUT DUCTZ
    Founded in 2002, DUCTZ has become the nation's largest air duct cleaning and HVAC Restoration Company. DUCTZ professionals adhere to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA) standards, undergo rigorous training and are committed to a program of on-going education and quality service. The industry-leading principles and practices employed by DUCTZ professionals have helped to advance the industry by creating new, patented duct cleaning processes. DUCTZ continues to lead the way in certification, training and development.

    Contact:

    DUCTZ of North Phoenix and Deer Valley
    Vince Divarco
    20280 N 59th Ave, Suite 115-640
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    Phone: 623-466-8625
    Email: vince.divarco@ductz.com

    This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Drawing on his valuable experience as a Navy veteran and reserve officer Vince Divarco continues his dedication to serving people

    Glendale AZ - When Vince Divarco started his duct cleaning business in 2007 his friends and family were concerned about his venture surviving during a troubled economy. They wondered if a duct cleaning business could grow and thrive with so many homes and commercial buildings in foreclosure. They also questioned his field of choice considering his experience in the military.

    Though Divarco did not have prior experience in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, he noticed several similarities between his military career and his new business, including working outdoors in temperatures in the 120s. The 12-year Navy lieutenant commander and reserve officer also brings leadership skills to the table.

    When Divarco came home from his second deployment to the Middle East he worked for a transportation company that went out of business in 2007. Drawing on his military experience in managing, and an economics degree from the University of Arizona and previous career experience, Divarco understood business and decided to pursue his dream of being his own boss.

    When the mortgage meltdown led to multiple foreclosures Divarco shifted his air duct cleaning focus from new homes to foreclosure homes and servicing banks and new home buyers. He also has several commercial clients including a government contract with the Air Force. In addition, DUCTZ has earned the trust of high-profile clients who require confidentiality.

    Vince Divarco has earned the respect of area residents and business owners for his dedication to quality service and customer satisfaction. Scottsdale business owner, Fadel Ghadanfar of Desert Comfort Mechanical said, "These guys are always ready to work and always with a smile on their face. It doesn't matter what the job is. Vince is honest, caring, dedicated and very passionate about his work."

    DiVarco's fast response to emergency situations is one reason Anthony Piazza, general manager of Belfor Property Restoration has used the local duct cleaning company. Piazza has called Divarco to handle issues for hospitals, elderly care facilities and schools where compromised systems can create unhealthy living conditions if not addressed quickly. "It's impressive that a guy who spends so much time serving his country in the reserves finds time to make sure we are still taken care," said Piazza.

    DUCTZ of North Phoenix and Deer Valley opened in 2007 to provide air duct cleaning and indoor air quality solutions for home and business owners in Maricopa and Pima Counties. The local duct cleaning experts adhere to National Air Duct Cleaners Association standards and EPA guidelines as they clean and restore air ducts and HVAC systems. Visit http://www.ductz.com/phoenix-deervalley to learn more.

    ABOUT DUCTZ
    Founded in 2002, DUCTZ has become the nation's largest air duct cleaning and HVAC Restoration Company. DUCTZ professionals adhere to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA) standards, undergo rigorous training and are committed to a program of on-going education and quality service. The industry-leading principles and practices employed by DUCTZ professionals have helped to advance the industry by creating new, patented duct cleaning processes. DUCTZ continues to lead the way in certification, training and development.

    Contact:

    DUCTZ of North Phoenix and Deer Valley
    Vince Divarco
    20280 N 59th Ave, Suite 115-640
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    Phone: 623-466-8625
    Email: vince.divarco@ductz.com

    This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC



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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Savanah plumber LLC has released a new video on Youtube, educating potential clients about the benefits of hiring a professional and reliable plumbing service.

    Plumbing is an essential part of modern-day comfort so choosing the most suitable plumber for the job should be taken seriously. Individuals looking for the best plumber Savannah Ga. have to offer its residents must call Savannah Plumber LLC, the subject of a YouTube video.

    Said video encourages viewers to call the company as soon as possible for plumbing jobs that require the professional knowledge, skills and attitude of a qualified plumber with an excellent track record. Many viewers will be encouraged to actually get plumber Savannah services because of their desire to stop being ripped off by other plumbers.

    Of course, even with the persuasive video, homeowners are well advised to carefully consider their choices in plumbers. Consumer experts suggest the following steps:

    - Ask for credentials as proof of education, training and work experience as a plumber.
    - Find out the number of years the plumber has been in business.
    - Ask for client references and then call these clients for their opinions on the plumber being considered for the job. The aim here is to determine whether the plumber can deliver on the planned job since he has previous experience on the matter.
    - Find out the insurance cover, the guarantee and warranty, and after-service services provided by the plumber.
    - Ask about his membership in professional trade bodies as well as his track record with said organizations.

    Faisal Kentan
    DoubleYourTraffic eMarketing
    Milwaukee, WI
    elite.seo.consultants@gmail.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Dumpsterrentalquotes.com is now providing updated quotes and tips on hiring a local company, making it easier for clients to select a reliable service.

    City Dumpster Service consists of a team of professionals specializing in dumpster rental projects. The company works with junk removal and local rental dumpster services to provide assistance to communities, organizations and individuals in need of dumpster solutions. The team counts professionals from all sectors of the business including marketing coordinators, drivers and manufacturers as well as business owners.

    The company also provides expert assistance on dumpster rental investigation. Clients will find the best container for their needs via City Dumpster Services for all types of projects including rubbish removal from construction sites, waste management projects, and home improvement jobs such as roofing, landscaping and remodeling, among others. The team of professionals will also inform clients about the dos and don'ts of hauling materials on the dumpster (i.e., no oil, chemicals and paint on the containers).

    Clients will also be assisted on the type and size of the container as well as its quotes for comparison purposes, a service of special value to individuals who want to save on the costs of dumpster leases. The team members have access to dumpsters for residential and commercial uses, thus, making it a one-stop shop for all rentals on dumpsters.

    Most important, City Dumpster Service provides tips on hiring a local company for the rental contract. Keep in mind that local laws can restrict the use of certain containers in specific places, for example.

    Faisal Kentan
    DoubleYourTraffic eMarketing
    Milwaukee, WI
    elite.seo.consultants@gmail.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- ShowTel tickets is now providing up-to-date times and listing of Broadway shows, making it easier for interested parties to compare and plan their attendance.

    Many hit films and popular books have inspired Broadway musicals. In any given roundup of the popular hits of Broadway, people will find many familiar titles, along with the chance to see them as they never had previously.

    People looking for Lion King tickets Broadway want a new variation on a film that has become a modern classic, and all Broadway shows have a certain intangible quality that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. Many people see Broadway shows as part of their visits to New York City, and resources like ShowTel Tickets can help them plan their trips.

    At ShowTel Tickets, potential customers can get the dates, times, and listings for many upcoming events throughout the country, and in many other cities internationally that are known for their events. Their database contains information on the events in a multitude of major cities.

    People can find information on Broadway shows, as well as other theatrical events that are Off-Broadway or operatic. People looking for information on upcoming sporting events can find almost anything they are looking for on basketball, baseball, NASCAR, football, and hockey. The listings for Las Vegas shows are also available, as are the listings for major concerts in several different genres of music. ShowTel is a useful resource.

    Faisal Kentan
    DoubleYourTraffic eMarketing
    Milwaukee, WI
    elite.seo.consultants@gmail.com


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    Huntsville, Alabama (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will demonstrate its latest Cheetah 4K fiber optic routing switcher at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), which runs June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. Built on PESA's proven Cheetah digital video routing platform, the new 4K routing switcher provides ultra-high definition video distribution up to 600m over multi-mode cable.

    Each 4K source is connected to an outboard easyPORT-4KX1F coax to fiber media converter that supports up to 12 Gbps per port over a single fiber to the router. Unique to the easyPORT-4KX1F is the ability to accept ultra-high resolution 4K video at 3840


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    Lake Bluff, Illinois (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- As NBA finals approach, BENNU Legal Services, an innovative nonprofit Supporting American Dreams throughout the greater Chicago area, helps job seekers score big through its workforce training program.

    Reintroduced to BENNU's program lineup this spring, the SKILL program creates opportunities for participants to learn professional and administrative skills through classroom instruction and real-life experience. SKILL stands for "Strengthening Knowledge of Immigrants through Legalization and Learning." Funded by a generous grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the SKILL program targets immigrants looking to get a leg up on the job search process, helping them develop skills they can use as vital players in their communities.

    To build the abilities and confidence needed to obtain entry-level office employment, the SKILL program's ten modules focus on specific skill developments, such as typing and word processing, phone etiquette, and appropriate professional attire and demeanor. In addition to 20 hours of classroom training, SKILL participants complete 100 hours of practical application in real office settings, either at BENNU or with a partner organization. According to Denise Rolando, SKILL coordinator, this combination of job training and practical experience sets the SKILL program apart from other workforce development programs. "By participating in this program, participants also make connections and network, which is how you find jobs, relationships and places to live."

    To provide a holistic approach to professional development, the SKILL program incorporates the expertise of volunteer instructors from throughout the community. For example, on one occasion, Chuck Gutman, a college counselor at Waukegan High School, led a goal-setting session for participants with the help of three of his college-bound students. On another occasion, a professional development specialist from a nearby Fortune 200 company delivered a workshop on resumes and interviews.

    Since its reintroduction, BENNU's SKILL program has seen its popularity soar. Weekly sessions are currently held at the Waukegan Public Library, but this fall BENNU hopes to expand the program to multiple locations to accommodate additional communities.

    To learn more about the SKILL program, future programming dates and times, or other services offered by BENNU, please contact Denise Rolando at denise@bennulegal.com or visit www.BENNULegal.org.

    About BENNU Legal Services

    BENNU Legal Services NFP is a nonprofit organization that works with suburban-based immigrants, as well as entrepreneurial businesses, to build stronger and healthier communities. BENNU provides legal and business counseling services to families and small-business entrepreneurs on a sliding-fee scale, often on a "low bono" basis. Through its services, BENNU assists entrepreneurs in realizing the "American Dream" and creating jobs. The agency also addresses important issues such as domestic violence. We are a nonpartisan, nondenominational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more, please visit www.BENNUlegal.org or contact BENNU at (847) 478-8200 or info@BENNUlegal.org.


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Smoothies have been around since the mid-1960s, when there was a surging interest in the U.S. in macrobiotic vegetarianism.

    Retail health restaurants sprouted up to cater to the demand.  One of the popular items on menus, along with raw fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, was the fat-free fruit juice smoothie.

    California, one of the focal points of this trend, borrowed the venerable fruit and vegetable juice smoothies from South America, which has a long juicing tradition.

    The West-Coast smoothie is a blend of fruit and/or vegetable juice, fruit, nonfat frozen yogurt or sherbet and crushed ice, with the addition of vitamins and other nutritional supplements. Non-dairy iterations are also popular in this niche. The addition of supplements are what differentiated smoothies in the late 1980s and are defined as functional beverages.

    A second smoothie type, the Southern version, evolved, for the most part, without the inclusion of dairy products.  The two versions now are not as distinct as they once were, as national and regional chains have blurred the distinction a bit.

    The first smoothies did not contain ice milk, sherbet or frozen yogurt and were basically fruit, raw vegetable and/or fruit juice, and ice.  The idea of adding vitamin supplements or other forms of nutrient enhancement had not taken shape yet.
    By the early 1970s, ice milk had been added to make what was then known as the fruit shake, which had been served at local health-food restaurants and within health-food stores. 

    The 1970s, with its earth-tone decor of natural colors, was the renaissance decade for natural health food stores and restaurants. 
    College students, influenced by new theories on environmental and health issues, began to take a greater interest in protecting the environment and improving their nutritional habits. The word natural became the marketing buzzword of many national food brands, from breakfast cereals to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs). Along with the long hair and earth-shoes came the proliferation of "health food" restaurants.

    The 1970s can thus be viewed as a harbinger of the New Age beverages that hit the scene full force in the 1980s.
    Sports and fitness had caught on by the early 1980s.  With this trend of increased diet and exercise came increased awareness of natural foods. Marketers began to openly market calcium and oat-bran as supplements to their products.

    Juice bars offering specialized fortified drinks, also know as functional beverages, began to show up in health food stores and health clubs in greater numbers.  This ushered in the beginning to the first retail stand-alone specialized juice bars, which are popular today.
    With the growing interest in good health and convenience, juice bars experienced rapid growth as more and more people were introduced to the concept of healthy "meal alternatives."

    While U.S. residents have demonstrated some interest in healthy food and lifestyles, they also remain enamored of fast food and convenience; however, this is changing as the United Nations driven 'going green' trend continues. 'Organic' is the new marketing mantra in juice and smoothie bars.  Quick-service retail stores (QSRs), like Jack in the Box and McDonald's began to address this consumer health awareness with the introduction of dessert/snack fruit juice smoothies to their beverage programs. However, juice and smoothie bars have always had command of this niche as a destination because of raw fresh-squeezed and organic products.

    Juice and smoothie bars continue to proliferate as demand for healthier meal alternatives widens. This has been evidenced by the return to the industries roots of the early 1970s. This 'raw evolution', is the second iteration of the juice and smoothie bar industry, which began around 2008. This upscale concept gravitates towards raw fresh-squeezed organic vegetable juices, which are customized to order. This concept is a throwback and essentially a 180 degree turn to the juice bars of the late 1960s and early 1970s, lending to the adage, "everything old is new again."

    Juice Gallery Multimedia is a consulting company for juice/smoothie bar start-ups and a leading provider of training, and business information since 1992. The company offers juice bar software solutions and consulting services to start and run a successful business. International in scope, the company provides cutting-edge industry research and has helped entrepreneurs from all over the world realize the dream of owning their own juice bar.

    Contact:

    Juice Gallery

    Shelly Kelly
    www.juicegallery.com
    info@juicegallery.com
    909-597-0791


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    Multi-Craft client, xpedx, selected to receive 2013 Communicator Award

    Cincinnati, OH (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Cincinnati based marketing support and print solutions company Multi-Craft printed and manufactured a promotional kit for xpedx that was selected by The International Academy of Visual Arts to receive a 2013 Communicator Award.

    The Communicator Awards are the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. These awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft and made a lasting impact.

    "Creative endeavors, like this project for xpedx, give our team the chance to step out of the box and create something innovative," Multi-Craft President, Deborah Simpson, says, "At Multi-Craft we put our clients' ideas in motion and we are proud to have been part of this success for xpedx."

    With over 6,000 entries, xpedx's creative golf-themed promotion, with Clorox, was selected to receive an award for visual arts in the 'Printing Category'. The promotional kit featured a box that contained an assortment of sponsored golf gear, an informative brochure, and the box folding out to make a single putting green.

    About Multi-Craft
    Multi-Craft is a privately-held marketing services and support company founded in 1955, providing strategic marketing support, creative and print services, mailing, fulfillment and database management for businesses seeking opportunity and growth in their market. Its focus is to develop solutions with measurable results and ROI for a long-term business partnership. For more information visit: www.Multi-Craft.com.


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    Edmond, OK (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- A 31-year leader in construction services has now landed online and can be found on their new website. Peach Construction in Edmond, OK has been in existence for 31 years with the same phone number and is now expanding to the Internet to reach more people in need of remodeling, roofing, handy work, drywall, gutters, tiling and bathroom work, and so much more.

    Peach Construction can do nearly anything around the house for you, whether you want to remodel your living room or you want to update a bathroom, Peach Construction is prepared to do exactly what you want. You can even request a specific job and Peach Construction will discuss estimates with you.

    What type of a job might Peach Construction do for you?
    -Remodeling: with any house, a remodel happens from time to time. Now, the size and breadth is always up to the current owner, but remodels always happen. Peach Construction can handle nearly any remodel you have.
    -Roofing: in Oklahoma we have strong winds and hail, which means our roofs get damaged easily. We can improve, fix or completely redo your roof at one of the most affordable prices in the area.
    -Drywall: we can even come and install drywall for a home and guarantee a fabulous job every time.
    -Handyman: do you have a random job that you need done by an expert? Well, we can help you complete nearly any job with our handymen.

    Peach Construction is located in Edmond to serve the greater Oklahoma City metro area. Peach Construction does even more than the services listed above--if you can think it, then Peach Construction can probably do it for you.
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    Peach Construction can now be found online at http://peachconstruction.com/

    405-210-4407
    1404 Oak Drive
    Edmond, OK 73034


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    Porsche has centralized its spare parts supply

    WITRON offers Premium Logistics for Premium Vehicles

    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Porsche, the manufacturer of premium sports vehicles located in Zuffenhausen, has centralized its worldwide spare parts logistics at its location in Sachsenheim. The spare parts center in is currently supplying 3.2 million order lines per year. The logistics general contractor from Parkstein, WITRON Logistik + Informatik, was responsible for the realization and the technical operation of the automated small parts warehouse.

    Porsche, the manufacturer of premium sports vehicles, invested over 100 million Euros in this enormous project. Porsche supplies more than 700 of its centers throughout the world with spare parts from the distribution center in Sachsenheim. The warehouse currently provides 85,000 different parts or material numbers - everything from a single screw to a complete hard top. A sophisticated and leading-edge logistics system with streamlined and efficient processes in the central spare parts center ensures the best quality for worldwide parts distribution and thus optimal customer service. "Porsche's vehicles are a premium product. That is why the customer expects optimal quality - at any time and at any place all over the world - also with regards to spare parts", says to Juergen Wels, Managing Director of Porsche Logistik GmbH and Logistics Manager at Porsche AG.

    Logistics excellence according to the flow principle

    The construction of two halls with a total storage surface of over 1,200,000 square feet was realized in two construction phases within three years. "Our primary goal in the spare parts center in Sachsenheim is to reach excellence in physical logistics according to the flow principle ", explains Juergen Wels. "For that reason, we would like to establish an optimum cost-benefit-ratio within all processes". And time is a very decisive factor. If a retailer orders a spare part at Porsche today, it will be supplied within 24 hours in Europe, and within 48 hours in other regions of the world. And the assortment doesn't just cover the spare parts for current Porsche models. Based on the increased variety of types in past years, it is a growing challenge by itself. The storage also covers spare parts for classic vehicles, special products for trade (e. g. additives), and for a short time and parts for the prototype production of development.
    Warehouse divided into three sections based on logistic requirements
    To enable an optimized process, the spare parts warehouse in Sachsenheim is divided into an automated storage and picking system for small parts, and into manual storage and picking areas for medium-sized and large parts.

    The space-saving and compact storage of the small parts product range in the automated warehouse (AS/RS) is accomplished with plastic totes available in different sizes and dimensions. The medium-sized parts are stored in grid boxes, and the large parts on pallets.

    "This division into three independent units enables us to work with ideal, process-related procedures", says to Wels. "It also allows orders to be placed as late as possible - depending on the respective throughput time". An interim consolidation will no longer be required which is saving time and handling efforts, and guaranteeing a direct material flow.

    A train concept serves as the internal transport system in the spare parts warehouse, connecting the three sections with the receiving area, the packaging area, and the dispatch area. Based on a defined schedule,  solution ensures synchronized material flows and therefore an overall permanent material flow in the warehouse.

    Porsche uses WITRON's OPS and TMS solutions

    The heart of the spare parts center in Sachsenheim is a highly dynamic, automated small parts warehouse (AS/RS) designed and realized by WITRON. With the decision in favor of the logistics expert from Parkstein, Germany both companies further expand their long-lasting partnership. WITRON previously implemented its RF-based TMS (Transport Management System) at Porsche's Ludwigsburg location and several other conventional warehouses in 2000. It optimizes the material flow from receiving to dispatch combined with the warehouse management in SAP LES.  "We rely on long-term partnerships - but the partner must prove himself again and again", says Juergen Wels.

    In addition, Porsche awarded WITRON the prestigious "Porsche Supplier Award" in the category "non-production material". This prize is awarded every year to the best ten suppliers and service providers of the sports vehicle manufacturer.

    WITRON describes the function of the AS/RS as Order Picking System (OPS). The goods-to-man-principle is perfectly suited to handle a very broad range of articles as is usual in the spare parts business. The OPS for Porsche has been designed for maximum flexibility, allowing spare parts to be stored in totes with different heights, in totes with inserts, or on trays that hold several small load carriers.
    The picking workstations are staffed depending on the workload and requirements. So the system is able to flexibly react to fluctuations. As usual in these warehouse systems, the stock per tote is monitored by means of perpetual inventory control. The warehouse is realized as a so-called black box in SAP; only the total stock per material is visible. Depending on the requirements, pick and pack workstations can be dedicated to specific customers or routes. However, the system itself normally carries out prioritization automatically on the basis of outbound times that are specified for every store.

    Separation of material flow from workstations

    "The warehouse currently stores some 50,000 different toteable articles from Porsche's spare parts assortment in a 12-aisle AS/RS that holds 170,000 tote locations. Picking is carried out at 16 ergonomic workstations into both shipping cartons based on a volume calculation and returnable totes from Porsche", says Josef Gallersdoerfer, Member of the Executive Board at WITRON. "An advantage of the OPS system is the separation of the material flow from the workstations through sequence buffers, enabling a highly dynamic picking of articles and a sequenced provision of the storage totes at the pick locations". One sequence buffer supplies two picking stations at the same time. So-called volume orders - a large order from a customer - is buffered in a one-aisle Order Consolidation Buffer after being picked in the AS/RS before it is supplied to the packing locations shortly before dispatch. The aim is to generate as few packages as possible for one customer order. As volume orders have a longer throughput time, picking can be done throughout the day, allowing a more balanced picking process.
    Once the dispatch packages and labeling have been finished, the packages will be transported to the dispatch area. WITRON's RF-based TMS will carry out the loading control and manage non-automated order picking areas which contain parts not suitable for tote storage. The WITRON performance scope also includes the development, production and installation of the entire tote conveyor mechanics (cranes, conveyor system, sequence buffers) executed by its subsidiary FAS. "The Porsche project was a huge challenge in terms of the target dates", says Gallersdoerfer. "We had to fight extremely hard for this project in the course of the concept and contractual phase, and we finally gained the upper hand versus our competitors. We are happy with everything thus far, and we will continue to support our customers in efficiently managing any future requirement changes".

    High supply rate and minimum error rates

    The minimum throughput time in the fully-automated logistics area is around 60 minutes during a regular business day. Around two thirds of all article positions are managed through the AS/RS in Sachsenheim.
    "All of our strategic goals at the new site were achieved. In terms of our spare parts business, Porsche is a logistics pioneer", says Porsche's Head of Logistics, Juergen Wels, summing up the positive achievements. "We have high flexibility in all processes, and benefit from even faster access times". The system availability in the entire process is leading edge - more than 99 percent. Our requirements with respect to short distances and ergonomic processes at all workstations have been realized. 
    Environmental protection played a significant role for the building concept
    In addition to a sophisticated logistics concept, Porsche attached great importance to environmental aspects when building the spare parts logistics center.
    A state-of-the-art photovoltaic system installed on the roof area of the first building and covering 430,000 square feet produces two million kilowatts of power per year. In addition, Porsche has realized a block heating station, and all stacker cranes within the AS/RS are equipped with power re-feed units.
    As one of the first companies to adopt such widespread technologies, Porsche could achieve an environmental certification at its logistics site in Sachsenheim.

    Sustainable further development of the logistics processes
    Due to its worldwide success, Porsche has already started to think about concrete measures for future development of the spare parts business. The main focus in the years to come will be the permanent further development of the logistics process flows with regards to sustainability.

    The overall capacity of the spare parts logistics center in Sachsenheim was designed to handle volumes for the year 2016. In case Porsche should need further space for logistics systems, the buildings can be expanded on the existing site that covers a total of 2,798,616 square feet. They have created expandable building structures while considering modular expansion of the AS/RS.

    The Porsche spare parts warehouse Sachsenheim in figures:

    Total spare parts warehouse:
    - 2,798,616 square feet floor space
    - 1,215,245 square feet total building size
    - more than 85,000 material numbers
    - approx. 70,000 storage locations in manual areas (medium-sized parts, large parts, special areas)
    - approx. 100 forklifts with radio frequency
    AS/RS
    - 170,000 storage locations
    - approx. 50,000 material numbers
    - 12 aisles, 13 m height, 53 m length
    - 16 pick locations, peak performance 1,600 order lines per hour
    - 8 packing locations
    - 1 I-Point, 1 outbound location

    WITRON Integrated Logistics:

    WITRON, founded in 1971, designs and realizes customized logistics solutions and material flow systems that generate sustainable competitive advantages for their clients. WITRON handles the critical elements of its projects, including logistics design, information and control technology, mechanics design and production, as well as functional responsibility, as a general contractor for logistics. Using its experience from the realization of more than 2,000 logistics projects, WITRON lays the foundation for a decisive competitive edge with its designs. Another important factor for client retention and long-term partnerships is WITRON's use of individual service and operator models tailored precisely to the requirements of its clients. In addition, WITRON leverages its experience covering the entire project life cycle in order to improve its solutions and develop new ones based on market needs.

    The WITRON Corporate Group has 1,400 employees worldwide. WITRON's annual revenue in 2011 amounted to 200 million Euros. Other branches are located in Rimpar (Germany), Arlington Heights/Illinois (USA), Toronto (Canada), Venray (the Netherlands), Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Madrid (Spain) and Strasbourg (France).

    Media Contact: Norman Leonhardt, Business Development Manager, WITRON Integrated Logistics
    Tel: 847-385-6124, Email: NLeonhardt@WITRON.com


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    Madeline Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PLUS Model Magazine, Publically Thanks CEO Mike Jeffries...

    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Madeline Jones (plus-model-mag.com,) well known for promoting equal rights for plus size women in fashion, has never been afraid to push the envelope and take out her soap-box to create conversations around-the-world when it comes to body acceptance and fashionable clothing for all women. But today, she goes from soap-box to center stage as she publically thanks CEO Mike Jeffries, not for his rude, disparaging and downright nasty comments when it comes to his company and his view of plus sizes, but instead for bringing to light the prejudices of many in the fashion industry. "Mr. Jeffries comments and business practices are beyond reasonable, but what he did was bring to light a prejudice, the 'dirty little secret' concerning size-acceptance that is prevalent with so many fashion industry leaders," shares Jones. "Mr Jeffries, your comments have opened a much-needed conversation on a broader scale, that I have been having for years... and for this (and only this), I want to publically thank you. NOW that the secret is out, we can have an adult conversation with fashion industry professionals that is long overdue!"

    This June, Ms. Jones proves her point in PLUS Model Magazine (plus-model-mag.com,) that all women are beautiful, regardless of size, and deserve the same right to gorgeous fashions, by featuring one of todays' curviest, talented and stunning plus models, spokesperson and Star of Curvy Girls, Rosie Mercado. "Rosie is amazing on every level, and readers will love getting to know her, getting to know the woman who loves her body and inspires each of us to do the same," comments Jones. "Loving your body does not mean advocating obesity, it means advocating for your life. Someone who loves their body, will take care of their body and pay attention to it and not ignore it."

    Jones continues, "This issue promises stunning images and fashion finds featuring some of todays leading plus size companies who 'get it', when it comes to designing and styling for the curvy body. We will continue to support the companies that support our curves, and partner with companies who are passionate about what they do; other leading, non-plus brands should follow their lead... It's time, it really is!"

    Jones closes by sharing a comment for Mike Jeffries, "Whatever you may think, plus size women are fashionable, sexy and oh yeah... cool!"

    About PLUS Model Magazine
    Editor-in-Chief, Madeline Jones / PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), the, premiere virtual magazine, blog and media outreach celebrates the plus size fashion, beauty and plus modeling industries. PMM inspires readers to thrive in their curves, crave contemporary fashion and design their lives, on their own terms, sans apologies. PLUS hit viral status in January 2012 for their explosive and controversial editorial, "Plus Bodies, What's Wrong with Them Anyway?" and has appeared on/in ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, FoxNews.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Entertainment Tonight and 200+ other media outlets.

    Website: plus-model-mag.com

    MEDIA CONTACT
    Madeline Jones
    646.234.6745
    maddy@plusmodelmagazine.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- DesignMantic, an HTML 5 design platform, launched its HTML 5 business card maker. This means that users can easily design customized business cards from tablets and mobile devices.

    Through this easy-to-use HTML 5 platform, users now have the convenience of creating business cards on the go and in a matter of minutes.

    DesignMantic's business card maker allows users to create unique and professional business cards without having any design expertise, and it allows them to go beyond the average pre-made business cards offered on other sites. The tool is extremely simple to use, and allows users to easily create customized business cards on the go with the state-of-the-art HTML 5 platform.

    The DIY HTML 5 business card maker has endless choices and possibilities. Users choose from a variety of creative design templates, unlimited color choices and an extensive selection of fonts, making it easier than ever to get the perfect business cards for your needs.

    Users are invited to choose a design that they would like to work with. They can then edit it as much or as little as they'd like, and try out different color and text combinations. They can edit the text fields to provide their personal information, and can choose to have many lines, or just a couple.

    DesignMantic offers easy and affordable business card solutions in just minutes. Now, making a customized business card is easier than ever and can be achieved on a mobile device or on a tablet. This is ideal as more people opt for the convenience of these devices over a desktop or laptop computer.

    DesignMantic can be found at www.designmantic.com.

    CONTACT: Danielle Pacelli at danielle@designmantic.com or (267) 620-6357


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    Cincinnati, Ohio (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- ARGUS International is pleased to announce the new Senior Aviation Analyst for the Market Intelligence division, Kurt Kuhl. The addition of Kuhl comes as the company experiences growth and demand for market research and aviation market intelligence around the globe. Kuhl will be based at the ARGUS headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will report directly to Shirley Mason, Senior Vice President.

    "The aviation industry has become extremely competitive and as a result, more and more businesses are looking to find their competitive edge," said Shirley Mason Senior Vice President, ARGUS International. "As we experience an increase in demand, we are excited to add such a talented and knowledgeable aviation analyst to our team. Kurt brings strong modeling and forecasting skills; outstanding analytical, vendor relationship management, and database management abilities that will enhance the capabilities of the market intelligence division."

    For the past 16 years, Kuhl has held a variety of analytical positions with Comair. As a Maintenance Cost Analyst, Kurt was responsible for tracking aircraft downtime due to maintenance issues, and provided analysis for improving operations and costs. Kuhl then became Comair's Fleet Analyst and reported on aircraft and aircraft systems performance to improve overall airline operational effectiveness. Most recently as Comair's Material Planner, Kurt was responsible for monitoring inventory levels, managing vendor relations, and evaluating workflows and ROI to ensure seamless operations.

    ARGUS' Market Intelligence division provides valuable information to the aviation community for the purpose of accurate and confident decision-making in determining market opportunity, market activity, market penetration strategy, and market development metrics.

    About ARGUS

    ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM, the industry's most advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions provider and recognized certification consultant.

    Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

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    ARGUS Contact:
    Kendra Christin
    +1 513.852.1010
    Kendra.christin@argus.aero


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Associa Online is now offering condominium association services to help organizations better deals with management issues and internal problems.

    Managing condominiums is no easy task for anyone involved. So many people living in one community brings conflict with it, no matter how cooperative everyone tries to be under normal circumstances and no matter how the leaders try to structure the community. Organizational assistance is often important in any large group, given the number of competing ideas that can come into play.

    It is often more helpful to get some outside assistance when it comes to managing or preventing internal problems, as well. Creating an effective condominium association is a matter of having the right management and management assistance, and the HOA Community Management and property management services can help.

    Association managers, like those employed by the Associa Network, offer a whole host of services for their clients, largely aimed at making everything run more smoothly and efficiently. They can organize the meetings, offer emergency assistance, coordination for important announcements and other news items, and even help with conflict negotiation.

    Having people with the right experience is important in any line of work, and almost everything is far more specialized nowadays. Property managers can be mediators when necessary and important assistants throughout their periods of employment.

    Faisal Kentan
    DoubleYourTraffic eMarketing
    Milwaukee, WI
    elite.seo.consultants@gmail.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- The Crysis 3 video game has been released on the PC platform and won the PC Gamer Most Valuable Game award, along with a host of other awards.

    The Crysis 3 is an award-winning first-person video game developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts TM for PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox 360, and released on 19 February 2013 in North America as the third main installment in a series. It has won several awards including Game Informer Best of Show, PC Gamer Most Valuable Game, and Electric Playground Best of E3 for its excellent design, story, and game play, among other attributes.

    But interested individuals are well-advised to check their personal computers' compliance with the Crysis 3 system requirements. Keep in mind that compliance with system requirements results in excellent enjoyment of the game in terms of graphics, fast response and game play.

    The developers suggest compliance with either the Recommended or the Optimal system requirements, both of which will result in optimum enjoyment. In contrast, compliance with the Minimum system requirements should be given second thought because the personal computer will be unable to cope with the demands of the game, in a manner of speaking. Upgrades to the system will be necessary in the latter case.

    Yet another crucial factor in installing Crysis 3 on a personal computer is the speed of the Internet connection. This is especially true for players who want to pit their skills against other players on an online venue; the faster the speed of the Internet connection, the better for game enjoyment.

    Faisal Kentan
    DoubleYourTraffic eMarketing
    Milwaukee, WI
    elite.seo.consultants@gmail.com


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    (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Benchmark Recovery Center staff members will be traveling to Palm Springs to attend the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD). BRC is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor at this year's symposium -an event designed to continue the mission of education and networking in the field of drug and alcohol addiction.

    Representing Benchmark Recovery Center will be Marsha Stone, Vickie Bing, Patrick McNamee and Greg Fabry.

    The 4th annual symposium is being hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions and will span just over two days as it brings together industry experts, professionals and participants from around the world to discuss topics and attend seminars pertaining to drug and alcohol addiction.

    About West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD):
    WCSAD is a catalyst for forging new bonds, creating new referral networks and generating significant return on investments for exhibitors and supporters. At WCSAD, expect to reach Employee Assistance Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Rehabilitation Counselors & Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and more.

    Press Contact
    Marsha Stone
    Benchmark Recovery Center
    11503 Parsons Road
    Manor, TX 78653
    (866) 905.4550
    RecoveryInfo@BenchmarkCenter.com

    About Benchmark Recovery: Formerly known as Mark Houston Recovery, Benchmark Recovery Center (http://www.benchmarkcenter.com/), is a Texas drug and alcohol recovery center offering a high level of care that includes learning the life skills and spiritual practices needed to help residents free themselves from alcohol and drug addiction and reclaim their lives.


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    San Mateo, CA (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- Option Admin, Inc. (OAI), a provider of state-of-the-art software and service solutions for corporate equity management today announced the successful deployment of its Employee Portal and Stock Ledger modules for Funny Or Die, Inc., to automate Funny Or Die's equity compensation process.
    OAI's Employee Portal is a cloud-based platform focused on facilitating the execution of grants, exercises, terminations and all equity transactions for employees. OAI's Stock Ledger module provides a centralized source for stock administration and eases the burden and complication surrounding the process. The Stock Ledger module transforms all equity-related transactions into a simple, automated cloud-based workflow.

    " Option Admin's Employee Portal and Stock Ledger have simplified our corporate records, stock options and all of our equity transactions, through their cloud-based platform. What was once so complicated and painful is now automated and easy to deploy. I am satisfied and feel at ease with Option Admin's outstanding products and consulting services." commented Wilson Cheung,
    Funny Or Die's CFO.

    The OAI system will be the hub for all equity based communication and related documentation and reporting requirements.

    Product Key Features:
    • Ability to automate all grants, exercises and termination including documents and workflow
    • Individual shareholder access to a centralized and unique OAI account with all equity information including legacy agreements
    • Customized reporting and integration with existing hr systems
    • Complete end to end stock administration automation
    • Streamlined low cost services
    • Tax reporting
    • Easy-to-navigate user interface

    "I'm pleased with the successful implementation of Funny Or Die's Stock Ledger and Employee Portal solution. Our Employee Portal and Stock Ledger module provides a unique full service solution which incorporates systems and support and will allow Funny Or Die to efficiently manage their equity programs," said Benjamin Portusach, CEO at Option Admin.

    About Option Admin, Inc.
    Option Admin, Inc. provides a complete state-of-the-art software and service solution for corporate equity management. We are a software development and service firm focused on Equity Administration & Accounting. Our group focuses on Stock Based Compensation and Equity Transactions such as Tender Offers, Exchanges and Stock Repurchases. For more information please visit http://www.optionadmin.com

    About Funny Or Die
    Funny Or Die is a comedy video website that combines user-generated content with original, exclusive content. The site is a place where celebrities, established and up-and-coming comedians and regular users can all put up stuff they think is funny. At the same time, the site hopes to eliminate all the junk that people have to pick through to find videos. That means around here you get to vote on what videos are funny and what videos deserve to die. For more information please visit http://www.funnyordie.com

    For Immediate Release/ Contact Info@optionadmin.com 650-358-1400


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    New York, New York (PRBuzz.com) May 28, 2013 -- World class films with an African focus, international music performances, international and local art exhibitions, and stunning natural settings are in store for cinema and art lovers attending the 16th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) June 29 - July 7, 2013 in Tanzania. The 2013 Festival theme, "A Shared History", reflects on the history of the African continent and also humanity as a whole and acknowledges those who have come before and have ultimately triumphed.

    In addition to showcasing the world's most captivating and cutting-edge talent in film, there will also be live music and dance, art exhibits, a range of film and video industry workshops, seminars, a children's film panorama, bullfighting in Pemba, and dhow races in Unguja.

    Stone Town, the Festival's venue in Zanzibar, is part of the United Republic of Tanzania and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This colorful port provides an exotic setting for the nine days of festivities. ZIFF has captivated serious followers of international film and music, students of African culture both past and present, and travelers interested in arts-centered fun for over a decade. Originally called the Festival of the Dhow Countries, the Zanzibar International Film Festival is now the largest annual event of its kind in East Africa.

    Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) noted, "the annual ZIFF event, which grows in popularity from year to year, also attracts visitors because of the unique opportunity to combine a rich cultural experience with a safari to some of Tanzania's world-renowned game sanctuaries and archaeological sites. Short flights from Zanzibar can connect visitors to Arusha, the gateway to the northern safari circuit including the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro as well as the Ngorongoro Crater; and to Dar es Salaam (only a 15-minute flight) the gateway to the South, including Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve. All these create great pre or post Festival tour options."

    The official tour operator for ZIFF is Zanzibar Festival Tours. The tour offers a 10-night program to the Festival from June 28- July 3, 2013 including 4-star accommodations, airport transfers, most meals, expert guide and daytime excursions including spice farm and the Blue Dhow Safari with an optional three night extension to visit some of the best beaches in the world. For more information on the tours, visit www.zanzibarfestivaltours.com. 

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    About Zanzibar International Film Festival
    The Zanzibar International Film Festival is organized annually as a non-profit organization whose goal is to protect and conserve the rich cultural heritage of the African region and its Diaspora as well as showcasing the works of modern contemporary artists. In no other festival is there such a unique chance to learn about Africa's cultural past and present in such a relaxed and exotic setting. For more information on the Zanzibar International Festival, visit http://www.ziff.or.tz/.

    About Tanzania
    Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, with approximately 28% of the land protected by the Government, the largest percentage of any country in the world. It boasts 15 National Parks and 31 game reserves, 50 Game Controlled Areas, one special Conservation Area (the Ngorongoro) and three Marine Parks. It is home to the tallest mountain in Africa, the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro; The Serengeti, home to the "Great Animal Migration" that was named the New 7th Wonder of the World by USA Today and ABC TV's Good Morning America; the world acclaimed Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Eden of Africa" and the "8th Wonder of the World"; Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind: the Selous, the world's largest game reserve; Ruaha, now the second largest National Park in Africa; the spice islands of Zanzibar; and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most important for visitors, the Tanzanian people, with a rich history and diverse blend of cultures, are warm and friendly. On December 9, 2011, Tanzania, an oasis of peace and stability with a democratically elected and stable government, celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Independence.

    For more information on Tanzania, visit www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz.

    Editorial contact:
    Karen Hoffman/ Chanel LeMond
    The Bradford Group
    (212) 447-0027
    Tanzania@bradfordglobalmarketing.com


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