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Track the Sudden Conversion to Renewable Fuels

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Jacobsen Publishing has launched a hub for tracking the rapidly changing landscape of fuel producers adopting renewables, with a focus on renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuels and co-processing operations.

The special coverage includes tracking on:
* Current US Renewable Diesel Production Refineries
* US Co-Processing Refineries
* US Refinery Conversions and New Builds
* Renewable Diesel Facilities List with 10 Year Projections
* Renewable Diesel Feedstock Balance Sheets
* Price Forecasting and Supply and Demand Analysis

The Jacobsen's position between agriculture and energy gives them a practical and insightful understanding of how these two industries will converge at an ever-increasing rate in the upcoming year.

Access to the hub is available to the public and can be accessed at https://thejacobsen.com/renewable-fuels/

About the Jacobsen:

The Jacobsen has been a price reporting agency since 1865 which puts us in a rarefied field of companies that have survived for so long. We set the benchmark for a wide range of commodities trading as a result of our unbiased, rigorous, neutral position in the market. Our team is unparalleled in experience on supply-demand fundamentals, reporting and forecasting in both long-standing and emerging markets.

Please contact George Morris at George [at] thejacobsen.com for more information.

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AeroBase Group Launches SPIROL Product Line As Licensed Distributor

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- AeroBase Group, Inc., a minority women-owned small business distributor for medical, aerospace and defense industries, announced today it launched the SPIROL product line on all platforms as a licensed SPIROL distributor.

"We're excited to provide our customers with the most versatile spring pin in the industry," said Chris Pham, the Director of E-Commerce. "We've seen a demand for flexible fasteners and we're proud to bring the best in the industry to our customers."

SPIROL's coiled spring pins and slotted spring pins are the newest addition to the AeroBase Group product line, available for order online on its e-commerce platform, AeroBase Store. AeroBase Group can accommodate smaller order quantities and assist customers to determine the right pin for their project.

SPIROL spring pins can be used in many applications, including, but not limited to: hinge/pivot pins, fastening pins, locators/alignment, gear/shaft, flow restriction, stop pins, and reinforcement. They can be found in airplanes, automobiles, lawn equipment, hand and power tools, and medical supplies.

Invented by SPIROL in 1948 to address deficiencies with other fastening tools, the coiled spring pin has become a versatile fastening component. Offered in a variety of duties, customizable diameters and lengths, coiled spring pins offer flexible, strong and cost-effective fastening solutions to meet a wide range of needs.

The slotted spring pin is a low-cost, general purpose component recommended for applications where customers are experiencing insertion problems or performance failures.

The SPIROL line includes commercial (ASME and ISO) and military (MS/NASM and NAS) standard pins.

AeroBase Group offers the complete SPIROL product line upon request. For other items not listed on AeroBase Store, customers can contact an account manager at https://aerobase.us/store/request-quote to request a quote.

About AeroBase Group

Headquartered in Melbourne, Fla., AeroBase Group is an approved government supplier and minority women-owned small business that specializes in parts distribution to support the medical, aerospace and defense industries. The licensed distributor offers complete logistics, MRO, manufacturing representation, e-commerce, in addition to parts distribution. The company also spearheads marketing efforts for 20+ global partners as a manufacturing representative. Additional information about AeroBase Group, Inc. can be found at https://aerobase.us

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Hago Energetics Inc. Announces Participation in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Hago Energetics Inc., a startup company focused on development of scalable solutions to climate change, announced today that it is a participant in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge. This Challenge seeks to make colonization on Mars possible for future generations. The Company is in Phase 2 of this Challenge and has earned 10 bonus points to its final score after submitting a Mid-Point Progress Report on its status.

"This Challenge gives us the opportunity to contribute to building the chemical and biological infrastructure that will be useful to a future Mars colony," says said Wilson Hago, PhD, Founder and CEO of Hago Energetics.

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is a $1 million competition to convert carbon dioxide into sugars such as glucose as a step to creating mission-critical resources. Such technologies will allow us to manufacture products using local, indigenous resources on Mars and on Earth by using waste and atmospheric carbon dioxide as a resource.

"This Challenge is in good alignment with our main mission, which is CO2 conversion on this planet for the purpose of mitigating climate change," added Hago. "Our approach is flexible in that it can produce, using carbon dioxide, water, solar energy and catalysts as inputs, food for bacteria and for future Mars inhabitants, as well as allow these inhabitants to make plastic materials such as tables, chairs, and utensils to make living on Mars feel like their former homes."

This project is presently self-funded, but the company is currently looking for sponsors for this project.

About Hago Energetics

Hago Energetics, Inc., located in Thousand Oaks, California, is developing technologies to mitigate and reverse climate change using renewable energy. The Company is seeking partnerships or sponsorships that will help advance its mission. Learn more at: http://hagoenergetics.com/

About NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks to incentivize the public to develop non-biological systems that can convert CO2 into useful sugar molecules, like glucose. Sugars are the preferred feedstock for the types of microorganisms commonly used in commercial biomanufacturing systems. While sugars are usually derived from certain plants on Earth (ex., sugarcane), this approach is not easily adapted to space missions because of the size of these systems and resources needed to grow these plants.

More information about this Challenge can be found at: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/co2challenge/index.html

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Lowden Street Capital Announces Acquisition of Southern Air Custom Interiors, Inc.

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. -- Lowden Street Capital, a private equity firm focused on rural market investing, acquired Southern Air Custom Interiors, Inc., an upholstery company out of Haleyville, Ala. that focuses on custom aircraft interiors, on April 30, 2020.

Founded in 2017 by Matt Bean, Lowden Street Capital is a private equity firm currently raising its second fund. Lowden Street focuses on small business buyouts in rural communities, assisting small business owners with transitioning their businesses from one generation to the next by offering investing, consulting, and other strategic services.

Southern Air Custom Interiors, Inc. has been customizing aircraft interiors since 1992, and is well known within the industry for the quality of their craftsmanship. Led by two female furniture upholsterers, Southern Air has established itself as a premier aircraft interiors operation for Cessna, Gulfstream, and Mooney owners, among many other brands. Southern Air Custom Interiors plans to expand service offerings by offering aircraft maintenance and avionic services to meet the needs of its customers.

"I am excited to welcome Southern Air to the Lowden Street family-let's take to the skies!" said Matt Bean, Lowden Street Capital Managing Partner. "I have been thoroughly impressed with their work on private aircraft, client mixture, and high ethical standards, and I look forward to working with their team to streamline processes, increase efficiencies, and expand sales channels."

Mr. Bean went on to comment, "to support the addition of new sales channels, Southern Air intends to grow its staff by hiring for new technical jobs, which I find inspiring given the current complications facing the U.S. economy."

In anticipation of the acquisition, Lowden Street Capital recently hired Texas Christian University MBA graduate Melissa Shahbaz to serve as Junior Director. For that announcement and more information on the dynamic team at Lowden Street Capital, visit LowdenStreet.com.

Founded in 2017 by Matt Bean, Lowden Street Capital is a private equity firm located in Alexander City, Alabama. Lowden Street is strategically focused on rebuilding and developing mature and small businesses in rural markets.

Learn more at https://www.lowdenstreet.com/

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ViewTech Borescopes Announces New Ultraviolet Mechanical Articulating Video Borescope

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Dye penetrant (DP) testing, often referred to as a fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI), is an important method of nondestructive testing of materials that occurs when a fluorescent dye is applied to a non-porous material surface to detect micro-fractures, delamination, seams and other defects with an ultraviolet light. ViewTech Borescopes is debuting the VJ-3 Ultraviolet (UV) video borescope which facilitates endoscopic dye penetrant testing by detecting internal and external surface defects. These inspections are a critical part of quality control for many different types of manufacturing processes.

The VJ-3 UV Video Borescope is available with an insertion tube diameter of 6.0 millimeters and lengths ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 meters. Featuring full four-way articulation, image and video capture capability, along with a rugged, liquid-proof design, nondestructive testing professionals will save time and improve FPI outcomes with the ultra-portable and easy to use VJ-3 UV video borescope. In addition to the VJ-3 Ultraviolet, ViewTech Borescopes also recently released two other borescope models, the VJ-3 Dual Camera and the VJ-3 Infrared (IR).

The combination of the VJ-3 UV and DP testing is used by a skilled technician to detect even the smallest imperfections. With the potential for high-volume testing at a low-cost, dye penetrant testing is suitable for machined parts and manufactured products for the Aerospace, Energy, Medical, Automotive, Military and Defense industries, as well as numerous other industries.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information on VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com/

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231-943-1171
dwhite@viewtech.com

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ViewTech Borescopes Exhibiting at Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan Luncheon

TRAVERSE City, Mich. -- ViewTech Borescopes will exhibit during the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM) meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at Applied Manufacturing Technologies in Orion Township. ViewTech sales consultant Chris Courtright will display several VJ-3 Video Borescopes for aerospace executives and AIAM members, including the newly released VJ-3 UV video borescope.

This being ViewTech's first time exhibiting during an Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan event, ViewTech will have four different borescope models available for a hands-on demonstration.

The AIAM Industry Luncheon will feature discussions between aerospace experts on ways to improve efficiencies, quality and system integration while reducing costs.

"Our aerospace clientele has consistently informed us that the VJ-3 borescopes do the heavy lifting for 99% of their inspections," said Duncan White, Director of Sales and Marketing at ViewTech Borescopes. Many clients have found that ViewTech Borescopes, based in Traverse City, Michigan, provides the best borescope for their budget, along with meeting the vast majority of RVI and NDT inspection requirements.

"Our VJ-3 video borescopes are extremely easy to use and produce high quality images that you would only expect to see on more expensive borescopes," said Courtright. "With borescopes in the market ranging in price from a few thousand dollars to in excess of $60,000, ViewTech's video borescopes are the best value out there. With borescope diameters ranging from 2.8 - 6.0 millimeters, we have the appropriate size video borescope to fit your inspection needs."

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive visual testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

Learn more: https://www.viewtech.com/

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Video Borescope January 2020 Clients Announced by ViewTech Borescopes

TRAVERSE City, Mich. -- With a strong emphasis being placed on remote visual inspections (RVI) and nondestructive testing (NDT) throughout many industries, ViewTech Borescopes has started the year with a record number of sales and looks to continue the trend with another year-over-year sales increase. ViewTech highlights the addition of two of their newest clients that kicked off 2020 by adding a VJ-3 video borescope to their inspection tool kit: Central Copters of Belgrade, Montana and MATCOR Metal Fabrication of Morton, Illinois.

ViewTech Borescopes supports the industries they serve by exhibiting at more than 20 trade shows annually. While attending HAI HELI-Expo 2020 in Anaheim, California, Central Copters owner, Mark Duffy, was able to see first-hand how the VJ-3 would perform better than their current borescope and upgraded by taking a new ViewTech borescope back to Montana. Central Copters operates out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport with a Kaman K-1200, Robinson R66, Euro Copter AS350B and Bell 214B1. Their fleet is available for real estate surveys, firefighting, charter and aerial tours. Central Copters has been the recipient of the Helicopter Association International Operator Safety Award for multiple years. They will continue to have exceptional safety and dependability with their fleet as they rely on the VJ-3 3.9mm x 1.5m mechanical articulating video borescope for turbine engine inspections.

With locations throughout Canada and the United States, MATCOR Metal Fabrication of Morton, Illinois had been utilizing a "smart phone" scope which wasn't providing the performance they desired. ViewTech sent MATCOR's Quality Manager a 6.0mm x 1.5m mechanical articulating video borescope to demo while completing corrosion and FOD inspections inside tanks ranging from 5 to 1,500 gallons. After completing several inspections, the improvement in the quality of their inspections became obvious and MATCOR made the decision to upgrade to a ViewTech VJ-3. Since bringing the VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope on site, MATCOR has utilized it with several other inspections throughout their facility.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

For more information VJ-3 Video Borescope: https://www.viewtech.com/

For more information, press only:
Duncan White, Director of Sales and Marketing
231-943-1171
dwhite@viewtech.com

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Casa Romantica Shares the Beauty of Place in New Exhibit at John Wayne Airport

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrated the opening of its new exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport on Saturday, February 8. "Our hope is that the 6 million people traveling through John Wayne Airport during the next several months will see the images in the exhibit and be encouraged to visit Casa Romantica in San Clemente," said Amy Behrens, Executive Director. "It is the convergence of art and place that makes Casa Romantica so unique."

The exhibit is located on the upper level of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal in the walkway between Terminal-B and Terminal-C, before security screening, and is visible to anyone traveling through the Airport through June 2020.

Casa Romantica past Executive Director Berenika Palys secured the exhibition for the institution. Palys, Behrens, and Board President Ruth DeNault presided over a private dedication ceremony with local officials on February 8 at the airport.

The exhibit features Casa Romantica's commissioned works and site-specific adaptations in the visual and performing arts that highlight its location perched atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as well as its arts education programs for children and adults, at the historic Spanish Colonial Revival estate of San Clemente's City founder Ole Hanson.

Built in 1927, the Ole Hanson home, its gallery and 2.5 acres of botanical gardens are open to the public daily for self-guided or docent-led tours as well as private events. Visitors to Casa Romantica can enjoy wide-ranging cultural programming, including music, art, dance, theater, horticulture, and lecture series that bring international talent to south Orange County.

Free arts education programs for children are offered year-round, including its acclaimed Music Festival Academy, Summer Dance Workshop, STEAM-based field trips and more.

For additional information about Casa Romantica, visit https://www.casaromantica.org/.

To learn more about JWA's Art Programs, visit https://www.ocair.com/terminal/artexhibits/default.

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United States Air Force Partners with UniverseIT and Classe365

SUGARLAND, Texas -- UniverseIT is excited to announce a new partnership with the United States Air Force (USAF) which encompasses serving three training schools - the Air Ground Operations School (AGOS); Weapons School (USAFWS); and Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS).

This partnership will provide solutions to current problems with data acquisition and management, prerequisite tracking and elimination of physical media for all three USAF school locations. Work began to implement the solution on November 4.

UniverseIT conducted an in-depth discovery process of the three schools to determine needs and to look for synergies and commonalities in order to consolidate and streamline work as needed. This resulted in several customizations Classe365 is doing for the USAF based on their specific needs.

Joe Eldridge, president and CEO, UniverseIT says, "This partnership will provide improved administration processes and procedures and more efficient workflow for its students and school administration; Classe365 allows us to customize it based on the needs to school. We can accommodate most scenarios."

Many of the schools lack a strong central single source of truth for any given data point, instead relying on not only the military databases they have access to, but also more than one Excel spreadsheet containing copies of the same data.

UniverseIT is an authorized reseller and implementer of Classe365. It will go a long way towards establishing a master record for each data point while allowing other solutions to inherit that data via integration, rather than keeping its own independent copy.

Classe365, a student information system that comes with a learning management system and more, will allow document tracking features to be implemented for each applicant as well as giving them an electronic test and recording their score electronically. This will, in turn, allow the schools to ensure they have applicants moving through the process efficiently while being aware of what is and is not complete.

In addition, the schools don't currently have a standard way to distribute course content online. Many students who appear for the programs are provided physical DVDs and notebooks with course content. When coupled with tracking challenges, efficiency is lacking and both time and materials are being wasted. Classe365 and SharePoint online will allow for archiving and presentation of the course content online to each student so that no hard copies will be needed.

UniverseIT is also providing custom work and development to automate test and quiz generation from customizable question banks.

About UniverseIT:

UniverseIT provides IT solutions for small to medium-sized business and educational institutions of all sizes and types. Its philosophy is to provide simple, honest, and empowering IT solutions to launch an enterprise into success. UniverseIT is a Microsoft Partner as well as the premier Classe365 Partner in the United States.

Joe Eldridge, a 19-year Microsoft veteran, directed numerous organizations at Microsoft before founding UniverseIT. He has many Microsoft certifications and has always worked on commercial software, while leading numerous large projects to success.

Leading this implementation is Erica Weldon, vice president and COO. Her ability to break down a problem and solve it in the most efficient manner is second to none.

For more information: https://www.universeit.com/

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Muhle-Glashutte Launches a New Limited-Edition Watch to Honor 80 Years of the World’s Largest Aviation Organization, AOPA

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Duber Time Group, the U.S. Distributor for Muhle-Glashutte is honored to announce the partnership between the largest aviation association in the world, AOPA with Muhle-Glashutte in the release of a limited-edition watch to celebrate 80 years of AOPA, the AOPA AeroSport. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the watch is the culmination of a year that also celebrates five generations of family watchmaking, with the 150th anniversary of the founding of R. Muhle and Sohn, and 25 years of Nautische Instrumente Muhle-Glashutte.

"We are very proud of our 15-year relationship with AOPA and the release of this amazing watch in support of all they do for aviation," said Duber Time Group CEO Jeffrey P. Hess.

The aeronautical theme begins with the white AOPA logo set against the jet-black dial, along with white numbers and hands. Color is added with red markings at the quarters and a red tip to the minute hand for precise visibility. This result in a simple, clean look that gives a clear view of all the information the wearer will need, especially important for pilots. In addition, there is a triangular PIP indicator at the bezel that can be used to calculate the length of time or a fixed GMT function.

The case itself features a coin-edge bezel that provides a superb tactile feel, essential for quick glances while in the air. While being secured with a stainless-steel clasp on a soft black calf leather strap, designed for comfort. The exhibition case back reveals the elegant hand finished movement with a complete customer designed rotor.

Available now, AOPA members receive a special discount on the retail prices, offering a great way to commemorate the anniversary of the organization.

You can find out more about AOPA at http://www.aopa.org/, and to find out more about Muhle-Glashutte, including the AeroSport watch at http://www.aopa.com/watch.

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