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ViewTech Borescopes Exhibiting at AISTech June 29 – July 1 at Booth 2647

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- ViewTech Borescopes will exhibit for the fifth time at the annual Association for Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition. AISTech 2021 will be taking place June 29 through July 1 and is located at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This year's leading iron and steel industry event will feature iron and steelmaking technologies from across the globe, hundreds of technical presentations, and more than 325 exhibitors.

ViewTech has been able to network with a multitude of iron and steel professionals, including engineers, quality managers, and chief inspectors, after first displaying their inspection video borescopes at AISTech 2016. Since last attending AISTech in 2019, ViewTech Borescopes has released several new inspection video borescopes and will have them on display for attendees to trial. This year ViewTech will have the following VJ-3 video borescope models available at AISTech 2021 booth #2647: the VJ-3 2.8mm, VJ-3 Dual Camera, VJ-3 Far Focus, and VJ-3 Ultraviolet.

Sales Consultant, Chris Courtright, will be representing ViewTech at AISTech 2021 and available to discuss inspection needs, along with arranging a no-cost, no-obligation demo to be shipped to your facility. With many of ViewTech's clientele based in ironmaking, steelmaking, finishing processes, and equipment technologies, their borescope experts are consistently informed that the VJ-3 video borescope outperforms previous visual inspection tools. By providing the best borescope option for their client's budget, ViewTech's VJ-3 video borescopes have been saving time and money on preventative maintenance and quality control inspections.

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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Propel Introduces Product 360, Enables True Enterprise Collaboration

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Propel, developer of the only unified quality management (QMS) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution built on Salesforce, has introduced Product 360, a pure cloud approach to address lingering deficiencies of traditional PLM tools.

"With Product 360, we are announcing that old PLM has had its day. For more than two decades, it's failed to deliver on its promise of enterprise product collaboration," says Ray Hein, co-founder and CEO, Propel. "Manufacturers need technology to help them collaborate broadly and pivot quickly. Legacy PLM, which is primarily deployed on premise and confined to engineering, just doesn't cut it anymore."

Built on the world's most trusted business cloud platform, Propel enables manufacturers to fully engage their entire value chain across the product lifecycle. In doing so, PLM finally delivers meaningful collaboration between customers, suppliers, R&D (product, engineering, manufacturing, quality), and go-to-market (sales, service, marketing) teams. With Propel, a single platform equips the enterprise with the data, insight, and context needed to create winning products efficiently, commercialize them successfully, and correct issues decisively.

The result: manufacturing companies deliver better products faster, win more business, and grow margins. Propel customers include major consumer brands like Roku and Vizio; large enterprises like Zoetis and Masco; and newly public companies like Inari Medical, Eargo, and Desktop Metal.

Benefits delivered by Propel include:

* ncreased engineer-to-order throughput by 500%

* Reduced time to market by 30%

* Improved product margins by up to 50%

* Reduced month-end reporting duration from 5 days to 5 minutes

* Reduced warranty costs by 30%

Propel also delivers:

* Deployments which are up to 70% faster than those of traditional on-premise PLM

* Total flexibility with a range of low code/no code extensibility options, whereas legacy PLM solutions require code development for customization

* An intuitive and highly-productive user experience

* A customer satisfaction score of 100% for nine months running

From a platform perspective, it's clear that the cloud is a strategic imperative for product development. According to CIMdata's 2021 Cloud-SaaS Adoption in PLM report, 28% of industrial respondents have already moved to cloud PLM while 66% of those using on-premise PLM are considering such a move.

Per Michael Farr, VP Operations, MSA Safety. "For our business, going to the cloud was a no-brainer. And among the cloud PLM options, Propel was the clear choice for us. Compared to other systems we've used, it has a much more intuitive user experience, it's faster to deploy, and it inherits the power of the Salesforce platform. The return on investment with Propel was nearly instantaneous. Processes which used to take months now take days."

Product 360 is available now. In addition, Propel continues its aggressive innovation with three major releases per year.

The Spring 2021 release is also available and features the following highlights:

* Greater productivity and reduced overhead through streamlined management of Office 365 documents

* Enhanced employee proficiency and compliance with new training capabilities

* Improved security and protection for sensitive data when collaborating with external partners through new sharing rules

* Reduced IT complexity through more efficient integration of disparate enterprise systems with the Propel Enterprise Integration Framework (EIF) and release-based APIs

To learn more about Propel's vision for Product 360, visit https://www.propelplm.com/.

About Propel

Propel enables Product 360, the modern way to take products from concept to customer. Born in the cloud and built on Salesforce, Propel helps manufacturers collaborate across the entire value chain to get the right products to market faster and at a higher margin. Companies of all types trust Propel to achieve product success, from hyper-growth startups like Desktop Metal, Imperative Care, and Inari Medical, to established innovators like Roku, Simplisafe, and Vizio, to Fortune 500 companies like Shell and Zoetis. For more information, visit propelplm.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

For more information, contact: Samantha Chapman (samantha@chapmancommunicationsgroup.com)

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Aramark Awards 2020 Innovator Award to Talon’s Adjustec Stretch and Performance for their patented performance BandRoll and manufacturing systems

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- Aramark, one of the world's largest food service, facilities, and uniform providers, has awarded its 2020 Innovator Award to Talon International's Adjustec Stretch & Performance Technology Division. This division of the legendary Zipper company and Trims manufacturer is making non-stretch fabric stretch and recover, even replacing elastics, while helping wearers to be more comfortable, fabrics to last longer, and to improve the fit of the garments.

Adjustec holds over 12 patents on their stretch and performance innovations plus patented equipment systems, there are also several more pending patent issuance. Learn more at https://taloninternational.com/adjustec/ .

"This award from Aramark, a Fortune 500 company, is a great honor for our team to collaborate and work with such amazing partners," said Larry Dyne, CEO of Talon International. "The Adjustec team, also known to the market as Tekfit, works hard to constantly innovate our proprietary stretch technology, creating the technology that keep us all comfortable, dry, and cool. For a uniform supply company, like Aramark, this allows them to provide the most comfortable work clothes in the world."

The business with Aramark is a new vertical in workwear for Adjustec. The Adjustec Division of Talon International (r) has numerous innovations that ultimately create a more comfortable experience for millions of wearers. Its patented stretch technologies can be found in over 200million garments.

Talon's commitment goes way beyond simply creating great products. Everything we do helps to make sewing factories more efficient and reduce waste by utilizing our patented technical systems. Protecting the environment is as high a priority as innovating new products.

"Adjustec creates Innovative Solutions that impacts the wearers and the environment," said Herman Roup, President and Innovator of the Adjustec Division. "Protecting our shared world is a huge part of our mission. Many of our innovations can be applied to many manufacturers to reduce waste, clean up the oceans, and still deliver cutting edge innovations that consumers have come to expect and demand, luckily for us, we found Aramark who is equally committed to these goals."

Talon invented the world's first zipper in 1893, changing fashion forever. With a pedigree like this, it may seem like they would rest on their laurels. Instead, they're committed to moving fashion forward with custom zippers, trim, tags, patented stretch technologies and a wide variety of printed marketing solutions including a new technology for anti-counterfeit and consumer engagement. Talon is your innovative and creative partner pushing the envelope to bring forth new fashion technologies to the apparel industry while understanding the importance of quality, brand DNA, and speed to market.

Learn more: https://taloninternational.com/

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Propel Appoints Charles Lawson as Chief Revenue Officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Propel, developer of the only unified quality management (QMS) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution built on Salesforce, today announced the appointment of Charles Lawson as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The newly created role will manage sales, professional services, and customer success through the company's next phase of growth.

"Charles is uniquely qualified to lead Propel through our next stage of growth thanks to his domain expertise and proven track record of scaling SaaS organizations," said Ray Hein, co-founder and CEO of Propel. "He understands our customers' needs and has a passion for solving manufacturing problems through innovative solutions."

Lawson brings more than 20 years of extensive experience building and managing teams for lead generation and sales in SaaS and enterprise software. He has worked with solutions in all three phases of the product lifecycle, including the "as designed," "as built" and "as maintained" stages.

Lawson joins Propel from Fulcrum, where he served as CRO. Prior to Fulcrum, Lawson spent almost 11 years at Egnyte in Mountain View, California as their Vice President of Sales. During his tenure at Egnyte, Lawson was part of the leadership team that increased Annual Recurring Revenue from $500,000 to over $100 million, while leading North America sales and growing the company's European presence. Additionally, he's held posts at ServiceMax, Arena Solutions and Datasweep.

Hein and Lawson have known each other for 20 years. Hein worked alongside Lawson's father, James Hugh Lawson, at Agile Software, where Hein led product strategy and created the company's product roadmap, while Lawson's father served as the company's first head of sales up to its initial public offering. Lawson, whose father passed away earlier this year, made the very personal decision to join Propel, alongside Hein, for the opportunity to mirror his father's trajectory as a sales leader building a next generation product solution.

"This is a proud and personal moment for me," said Lawson about joining Propel. "I see incredible growth potential and the same prospect for Propel in PLM and QMS that ServiceMax had in field service - a company built on the Salesforce platform in a space that has not seen any redefinition in multiple decades."

As CRO, Lawson will drive new customer acquisition and help current partners maximize the value derived from Propel's product success platform.

For more information, visit https://www.propelplm.com/.

About Propel

Propel enables Product 360, the modern way to take products from concept to customer. Born in the cloud and built on Salesforce, Propel helps manufacturers collaborate across the entire value chain to get the right products to market faster and at a higher margin. Companies of all sizes trust Propel to achieve product success, from hyper-growth startups like Desktop Metal, Imperative Care and Inari Medical, to established innovators like Roku, Simplisafe and Vizio, to Fortune 500 companies like HP, Shell and Zoetis. For more information, visit propelplm.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

For more information, contact:
Samantha Chapman (samantha@chapmancommunicationsgroup.com)

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Manufacturing, Transportation

Maglite and First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) Partner to Promote Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

ONTARIO, Calif. -- Maglite and First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to support traffic and pedestrian safety during the deadliest days of the year. According to the Pedestrian Safety Institute, July is the deadliest month of the year for traffic related fatalities including those of pedestrians. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous.

Darkness and low-visibility play a significant role in pedestrian deaths. In fact, more than 70 percent of fatalities happen at night or at dusk or dawn hours. Maglite and First Responders Children's Foundation are on a mission to illuminate the dangers of driving in low-visibility conditions to reduce deaths and injuries.

Maglite and First Responders Children's Foundation will be raising awareness by distributing press materials and alerting the media about the dangers pedestrians will face in the coming months, while also promoting National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month.

National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month was created by the Pedestrian Safety Institute to draw attention to this deadly time of year. Last year we saw one of the largest increases in vehicular fatalities, despite the significant decline in the number of miles Americans were driving as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The goal of this program is to increase awareness and urge people to use caution while driving during this particularly perilous time of year.

"There are simple ways to reduce the senseless number of deaths due to pedestrian traffic accidents and that is to carry a bright flashlight, wear reflective clothing and be cautious, especially around fast-moving traffic," said Tony Maglica, Founder and CEO of Mag Instrument, Inc., manufacturer of the Maglite® Flashlight.

More information about First Responders Children's Foundation is available at https://1strcf.org/. Follow First Responders Children's Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1stRCF.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joanna Black
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships
joanna@1stRCF.org
(646) 912-2681

For more information on the MAGLITE® / 1stRCF collaboration visit: https://maglite.com/collections/first-responders-childrens-foundation

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Kalyagen and Uniwell Announce Partnership to Manufacture Proprietary and Third-Party Skin Care Products

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kalyagen® and Uniwell Laboratories announced today that they have entered into a joint venture to produce the unique, patent-pending Juviqa Stem Cell Beauty System and expand Uniwell's manufacturing capabilities to include cosmetics.

"We are pleased to announce our expanded partnership with UniWell to produce the Juviqa skin care system," said Christian Drapeau, CEO and Chief Scientist of Kalyagen®. "This will help us further our mission to bring science-based cutting-edge stem cell products to consumers, this time targeted to provide anti-aging and regeneration to the body's largest, and most visible, organ - the skin."

Through its affiliate Biogen Stemceuticals, Inc., Kalyagen® has invested in and installed at UniWell a unique production line that has been designed and calibrated to allow for the manufacture of skincare products using all-natural ingredients. Currently, most skincare products - even high-end ones and products claiming to be "natural"- are still using chemical emulsifiers and/or antimicrobials which can be harsh and tend to dry the skin.

"We've worked with Kalyagen for some time now manufacturing its STEMREGEN stem cell supplement," said Armando Fitz, VP of Sales of UniWell. "Through this partnership with Kalyagen, we now have the ability to manufacture the Juviqa stem cell beauty system and produce white label and private-branded cosmetic and skincare products and stem cell-based serums for our current and future clients."

"There is no skincare system anywhere like Juviqa," said Herbert Dogan, CMO of Kalyagen®. "It delivers visible, transformational results that, until now, have only been available through the use of needles and expensive treatments. It will truly create a paradigm shift in the skincare industry."

Five years in development, Juviqa is a seven-product, five-step skincare system that can be applied at home or in a spa. It is a unique and patent-pending blend of a) proprietary plant-based extracts documented to allow the body to release its own stem cells to repair and rejuvenate the skin, b) additional science-based nutrients documented to enhance the biological processes that ultimately diminish signs of aging, targeting smoothness, elasticity, firmness, and radiance, c) a unique microdermabrasion product that trigger the skin's inherent repair process, d) a novel breakthrough skin penetrant allowing the skin to absorb large regenerative molecules provided by the last crown jewel of the Juviqa system, e) a stem cell regenerative serum. Juviqa is available as a complete system, though several underlying components will be available separately. Kalyagen® and Biogen Stemceuticals are seeking cosmetic industry joint venture partners.

About Kalyagen

Kalyagen® was founded by Christian Drapeau, author of the bestseller Cracking the Stem Cell Code. Kalyagen® is a leader in the research and development of natural products aimed at supporting stem cell function of the body. Stem cells constitute the natural repair system of the body, and stem cell enhancers have been documented to strongly contribute to improving health and quality of life. Kalyagen is the majority owner of Biogen Stemceuticals, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the Juviqa Stem Cell Beauty System. For more information, please visit: http://www.kalyagen.com/

About UniWell

UniWell Laboratories is a 178,000 sqf full-service cGMP manufacturing and packaging facility for nutraceuticals, OTC pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. UniWell is a premier custom formulator and complete turnkey solution provider for contract manufacturing & private label dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. Its OTC-Grade & FDA registered state-of-the-art facility allows for the development of innovative technologies & product solutions that are best-in-class. UniWell manufactures, produces, & packages industry-leading products that meet the highest standards for quality. It produces multiple categories of products from its GMP facility and offers expertise in development & fulfillment of numerous product types including: powders, liquids, capsules, tablets and gels. For more information, please visit: http://www.uniwelllabs.com/

CONTACT:
Biomics, LLC (dba Kalyagen®)
Herbert Dogan, Chief Marketing Officer (310-433-8072)
hgd@kalyagen.com

UniWell Laboratories
Armando Fitz, VP Sales (817-510-1850)
afitz@uniwelllabs.com

Social media: @kalyagen #stemthetideoftime #stemthetide #thestemregeneffect

Disclaimer: None of the statements contained in this press release have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The products and information in the release are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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171 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – May 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the May 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 171 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 154 New Projects

Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 55 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

New Construction - 44 New Projects

Expansion - 73 New Projects

Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 72 New Projects

Plant Closings - 5 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location(Top 10 States)
New York - 11
Ohio - 11
Texas - 10
Indiana - 9
Wisconsin - 9
California - 8
North Carolina - 8
Tennessee - 7
Pennsylvania - 7
Virginia - 7

Largest Planned Project

During the month of May, our research team identified 9 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Intel Corporation, who is planning to invest $3.5 billion for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in RIO RANCHO, NM. Construction is expected to start in late 2021, with completion slated for late 2022.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

NEW YORK:

Biotechnology company is planning to invest $480 million for the expansion of their laboratory and processing facility in TARRYTOWN, NY by 207,000 sf. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

TEXAS:

Automotive components mfr. is considering investing $286 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility and currently seeking a site in CENTRAL TEXAS. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

LOUISIANA:

Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $157 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in HOLDEN, LA. They have recently received approval for the project.

NORTH CAROLINA:

Construction equipment mfr. is planning to invest $70 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facility in STATESVILLE, NC by 580,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in Summer 2021.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Firearm mfr. is planning to invest $62 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a recently acquired 310,000 sf manufacturing and distribution facility on Metropolitan Dr. in MIDLANDS, SC.

GEORGIA:

Paper products mfr. is planning to invest $60 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facility in JESUP, GA. They have recently received approval for the project.

KENTUCKY:

Automotive components mfr. is planning to invest $51 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facility in WILLIAMSBURG, KY by 68,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for late 2022.

MICHIGAN:

Home appliance mfr. is considering investing $50 million for the construction of a new 150,000 sf manufacturing and technology center in or the renovation and equipment upgrades on their existing facility in ST. JOSEPH, MI. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

TEXAS:

Tube and pipe mfr. is planning to invest $30 million for the construction of an 80,000 sf manufacturing facility on US 290 in BRENHAM, TX. They have recently received approval for the project.

GEORGIA:

Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $30 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in PERRY, GA. They have recently received approval for the project.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials. https://www.salesleadsinc.com/

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Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

ViewTech Borescopes Rugged Visual Inspection Tools Adhere to Military-Grade Standards

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Since their VJ video borescope hit the market in 2008, ViewTech Borescopes mechanical articulating video borescopes have been widely used throughout a variety of inspection applications, including those that are considered explosive environments. When redesigning their 3rd generation inspection borescope, it was critical to have the newest borescope tested for MIL-STD-810G certification.

After ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 was introduced to replace their previous video borescope model, the newest video borescope underwent rigorous military-standardized testing with National Technical Systems (NTS). NTS has been a partner to defense and naval contractors for more than 50 years and specializes in safety and testing standards. With the ViewTech borescope operated as designed, testing was completed by NTS without igniting the testing chamber, even when the risk of an explosion was present. The VJ-3 articulating video borescope has been designed to resist extreme conditions as noted with the MIL-STD-810G Explosive Environment Certificate.

ViewTech Borescopes recently added MIL-STD-810G details and guidance on their website for those searching for an inspection tool to safely use inside an explosive environment. Included in this enhancement is access to ViewTech Borescopes MIL-STD-810G test report.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a NDT instrument used for the RVI of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 video borescope consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with a 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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Awards and Honors, Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

Bridge Publications, Publisher of the Works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Manufacturing Leadership Council of the National Association of Manufacturers presented Bridge Publications Inc., publisher of the nonfiction works of author and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, with their coveted ML100 Award at a Virtual Awards Gala to honor manufacturing excellence, announced the Church of Scientology International today.

Mr. Hubbard’s books and lectures of Dianetics and Scientology stand as the largest body of information ever assembled on the mind, spirit and life. And in a year where COVID-19 cut people off from friends, family and life as they knew it, Bridge Publications made it possible for Scientologists and thousands new to the religion to continue or embark on a journey of spiritual growth despite restrictions.

Manufacturing Leadership Council’s decision to present its awards gala remotely this year underscores the unique challenges the general public and manufacturers in particular faced from the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize companies that submitted projects directly tied to pandemic recovery and response, the Council originated the “Creators Respond Honor Roll.” So, for 2021, not only did Bridge Publications Inc. win its 12th Manufacturing Leadership ML100 Award, the organization was also featured on the honor roll for its project: “Bridge Manufacturing-International Response.”

“With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries published restrictions that closed churches of all denominations,” says Camila Gonzales, Bridge Publications Director of Public Relations. “Fortunately, Bridge Publications and all Scientology Churches have an Extension Course program. We were an integral part of making it possible for thousands of Scientologists to progress through their studies despite stay-at-home orders. And many thousands more who were interested or curious and new to Scientology had the opportunity to learn and benefit from Mr. Hubbard’s wisdom in the comfort of their homes.”

The primary goal of the project Bridge submitted to the Manufacturing Leadership Council was to provide Extension Course study materials. Despite the pandemic, this made it possible for Scientologists to continue their spiritual progress through the study of Dianetics and Scientology books and lectures. It also enabled those interested in finding out about Scientology to do so despite government restrictions and regulations closing houses of worship, including Scientology Churches and Missions in many countries, for the better part of the year.

“As soon as the pandemic struck, our Churches reached out to Scientologists and encouraged them to take advantage of their time at home by studying Extension Courses,” says Gonzalez.

Bridge Publications contacted suppliers to arrange raw materials as orders for Extension Course packs began flooding in. Where Bridge would normally produce an average of 1,500 Extension Course Packs per month, this rapidly increased to 7,000 per month, with individuals from 69 countries requesting Extension Course packs in 17 languages.

Through their in-house digital printing and full binding facility, they shipped study materials to the homes of those ordering directly from Bridge and those placing orders through local Scientology Churches, Missions and groups. Bridge has a longstanding policy of shipping within 24 hours of any order, and despite the spike in demand, they managed to continue to fill Extension Course orders on time.

Those studying these courses report that progressing on Extension Courses helped them make it through the pandemic. They found themselves able to cope and thrive when everything else seemed to be shutting down.

“When I make my Extension Course a part of my daily and weekly life, everything starts to require a lot less effort,” wrote one Extension Course student. “It is like oxygen for me as a spiritual being,” wrote another. “I’m finding answers to questions I’ve had my whole life,” was another person’s feedback on the value of the Extension Course.

The second goal of “Bridge Manufacturing – International Response” was to help those living and working in their community, City of Commerce, California.

In response to the pandemic, the Church of Scientology compiled and produced educational booklets to help people understand the best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center, also located in Commerce, produced more than 7.5 million copies of these booklets.

“This is our home,” says Gonzalez, “and it was very important to our staff to be able to help local residents and those working nearby make it through the pandemic safe and well.”

Throughout May and June 2020, Bridge staff went door-to-door in the neighborhood providing booklets to residents. They also placed boxes of booklets on the counters of 281 essential businesses, and police and fire departments, where customers or visitors were invited to take copies for themselves and their friends and families.

“All our staff members are very proud of winning this ML100 award and especially for our being included in the Manufacturing Leadership Creators Respond Honor Roll,” says Gonzalez.

Manufacturing Leadership Council is a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, which developed the Manufacturing Leadership Awards to honor manufacturing companies and leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Award winners are selected by a panel of expert judges.

Prior to the release of the Dianetics and Scientology Basics Books and Lectures in early 2007, under the direction of Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Bridge Publications was established in the world’s largest exclusively digital print house-a 276,000-square-foot facility stretching a full city block. All facilities, from administrative offices to manufacturing and distribution, are located under the same roof. The operation is dedicated to making L. Ron Hubbard’s works accessible everywhere.

For more information on Bridge Publications visit their website at https://www.bridgepub.com/ or watch Inside Scientology: Bridge Publications on the Scientology Network, available on DIRECTV Channel 320, https://www.scientology.tv/, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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Bayflex Solutions to Demonstrate New Endurance Test Capabilities for Flexible Displays

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Bayflex Solutions, a systems integrator, and Yuasa System, the leading provider of endurance test systems for displays and flexible electronics, will demonstrate new solutions for flexible display testing at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week, taking place virtually May 17-21. Building on Yuasa's world-class capabilities for repeated physical motions using unique tension-free technology that enables non-destructive performance evaluations, Bayflex will demonstrate several new capabilities at the Display Week Exhibitor's Forum:

* CS-MAX Platform enables multi-layer delamination and material deformation testing of various sample or component sizes. The platform enables in-fold and out-fold, with optional cartridges, optional CS-CAM optical imaging package, and uses a high-power DR/5 motor for increased torque.

* SU short roll mechanical jig for sliding screen smartphone designs (e.g., rollable phones). The SU's standard counter-weight design enables precise adjustments for various spring type mechanisms, with an optional load-cell package to detect additional material sagging.

* LET low-energy impact tester for multi-purpose indentation assessments. A multi-actuator chassis enables simultaneous folding motion combined with variable low impact energy testing. Controlled adjustments in impact and with different materials and sizes, enables scratch (steel wool), soft indentation (human pushing), hard indentation (stylus simulation), and other impact assessments.

* Flexdata SaaS data platform optimized for Yuasa endurance testers, enabling remote monitoring and collaboration around sample testing. Flexdata enables easy set-up for repetitive or similar testing parameters, multi-level real-time data analysis, data storage in secure cloud environment, with two-way communication and data exchange capabilities. Compatible with passive component environment tests.

Google's Reliability Lab utilizes Bayflex/Yuasa equipment for display testing, noting: "Comprehensive and accurate reliability assessment of foldable displays has been always very challenging. Specifically assessing the right failure mode and failure time/cycle is very crucial for foldable display development."

The CS-Max and SU systems are compatible with Flexdata. Bayflex Solutions and Yuasa System are continuing to develop multi-environment chambers (PICO) that enable desktop endurance testing in multiple hostile conditions such as humidity and temperature.

Bayflex Solutions offers equipment on a subscription basis in addition to purchase, and has opened test centers in Japan and the U.S. so that clients can ship samples for testing.

About YUASA System Co.Ltd

Yuasa System has been developing endurance testing systems for over twenty-five years. Trusted in automobile, consumer electronics and other industries it has developed modular systems with tension-free(tm) mechanisms to better isolate test characteristics and conform to functionality tests according to the latest international, domestic and industry-led testing standards for flexible materials, components, cables and modules ( https://www.yuasa-system.jp/ ).

About Bayflex Solutions

Bayflex Solutions is a systems integrator of Yuasa System and developer of endurance testing system control, electronic & image processing and data analysis. Bayflex Solutions has been a long-term collaborator with leading North American companies and standards bodies to ensure leading-edge testing capabilities ( https://bayflextechnologies.com/ ).

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