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Tekwell Services Hires Additional Staff to Support Strong Growth in 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tekwell Services is growing rapidly, and we are pleased to announce the addition of the following people to our company:

Marshall Harvey - Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marshall has been a CPA for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in financial services, financial institutions, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Marshall comes to us from Elliott Davis where he served as the assurance shareholder in the Financial Services Group, serving private investment companies and employee benefit plans.

Marshall is active in the Chattanooga community, serving in leadership roles for many civic organizations such as the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club and Signal Centers.

Brandon Jones - Shop Superintendent, Cartersville Shop. With close to 15 years of electric motor service experience working for Tampa Armature Works (TAW) in Augusta, Georgia, Brandon brings his years of total shop experience that includes supervising and managing the repair of large motors and many other types of equipment to our Cartersville Shop.

Joe Cowgill - Outside Sales Representative, Knoxville Shop. Cowgill comes to us from Flanders, a large motor repair and service company, where he was responsible for over 100 accounts that included Disney and Universal Studios. He brings over 20 years of industrial business experience to Tekwell.

Patrick Stone - Outside Sales Representative, Cartersville Shop. Patrick also comes to us from TAW where he served as an outside sales rep. There he established new accounts, revived old ones, and maintained business relationships. Patrick is a retired Lieutenant Firefighter who served the City of Warner Robins for over 25 years.

Denver Stonecheck - Sales Engineer/Territory Manager, Cartersville Shop. Denver has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Florida and has served in the US Navy as a mechanic on a nuclear submarine. He brings over 15 years of electric motor experience to Tekwell, including stints with Siemens and GE. He specializes in delivering engineering solutions to complex challenges for our customers.

James Mongiat - Field Service Technician, Knoxville Shop. James has signed on at Tekwell after working many years as an aircraft mechanic diagnosing and repairing aircraft for Pinnacle Airlines (Delta). There he handled various routine inspections and repairs on a wide variety of regional jets. As a current member of the U.S. Army National Guard, he serves our country with his aircraft maintenance skills.

Caleb Shiflett - Field Service Technician, Knoxville Shop. Caleb is an experienced electrician working with industrial and commercial customers in the Dalton, Georgia, area. He has recently relocated to Knoxville. We are happy to have him as a member of our Knoxville Tekwell team, where he will serve as an integral member of our Field Service Group.

"We are very excited to have these guys join the Tekwell team," says Jamey Steffner. "Hiring these individuals is the best decision we could make to support our growth for 2020 and the years beyond."

About Tekwell Services, LLC

Tekwell Services, LLC, is an SKF certified motor rebuilder that offers full service and repair for industrial motors, drives, and pumps. From fractional horsepower to medium voltage, Tekwell has the skills and equipment needed to repair, test, and install machinery while ensuring peak efficiency and reliability.

With state-of-the-art shops located in Cartersville, GA; Knoxville, TN; and Chattanooga, TN; Tekwell Services specializes in industrial motor repair, pump repair, and a variety of on-site predictive maintenance services. Tekwell is also a large distributor of motors, drives and controls. Learn more at:

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Moduline Cabinets Reimagines How a Work Van Should Look with New Upfit Series

BROCKTON, Mass. -- Moduline Aluminum Cabinets launches the Upfit(TM) Series, a new storage system for vans, trailers, box trucks and other vehicles. The Upfit(TM) Series features bold colors and anodized brushed aluminum frames that give any vehicle a sleek, clean, professional appearance. But it's more than just good looks; Upfit(TM) Series is built for performance. Made with military-grade aluminum and manufactured with pride and precision in the USA, Upfit(TM) Series shelving is designed to handle the stress and strain of stop-and-go traffic.

The Upfit(TM) Series is made from with lightweight, military-grade aluminum. Aluminum is the absolute best material when it comes to vehicle storage because its lighter weight will save you on fuel and gross vehicle weight (GVW) while also being durable to handle the force from starting and stopping in traffic, especially when fully loaded with cargo.

"We're excited to launch the Upfit(TM) Series" said Paul Gill, owner of Moduline Cabinets. "We wanted to make a storage system to fit any van. It had to be flexible enough for all the different trades and industries that rely on cargo vans, but it also had to be easy to order online."

Our new Upfit(TM) Series webpage makes it easy to find a van upfit package for any van. Simply filter by your van's make, model and wheel base and we'll show you a variety of standard setups designed for different types of storage needs. We also offer individual shelves, Mix & Match(TM) modules and accessories so you can add on to an existing package or build your own from scratch.

The Upfit(TM) Series also features Moduline's patented QuikDraw(R) Latch System, which keeps drawers securely closed on the road, but opens with just one finger anywhere along the handle. Every Upfit(TM) Series door and drawer also comes standard with a security key lock to keep your tools or documents safe.

Mix & Match Modules(TM) and storage accessories make the Upfit(TM) Series configurable for different storage needs. Options include tethered door kits, up to (4) QuikDraw(R) drawers per shelf, aluminum drawer and shelf dividers, and removable organization bins, which fit anywhere in the system.

To explore the new Upfit(TM) Series packages, visit:

About Moduline Cabinets:

Moduline Cabinets is a premier designer and manufacturer of quality, American-made modular aluminum storage cabinets. Moduline cabinets can be found in residential garages, vehicles, trailers, commercial and industrial shops, military and other specialty applications. For over 30 years, Moduline has provided cabinet solutions for car enthusiasts and professionals, specializing in custom designs and unmatched customer service.

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Inspection Tool Demand Increases Sales of ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 Mechanical Articulating Video Borescope

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- As video borescopes are increasingly used as a visual inspection tool, ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 video borescope is reputably one of the most desired tools to own. From family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, each day thousands of users rely on their VJ-3 to improve maintenance, inspection and repair processes. During August business, two of ViewTech's newest clients acquired include a corrosion management company and an equine veterinary practice.

A fire sprinkler corrosion testing, control and treatment company, located on the East Coast, reached out to ViewTech Borescopes when searching for a new remote visual inspection tool to utilize inside one of the world's most prestigious and best-known hotels. With historic and irreplaceable murals lining many of the ceilings, it was critical the video borescope they purchase be as invaluable to their inspection team.

As the experts in the prevention of corrosion, water treatment programs and management of microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC), they are now completing inspections with their VJ-3 Dual Camera 6.0mm x 8.0m. With the ability to view not only straight ahead, but also at 90 degrees, inspection times have decreased, and clearer images and videos are being documented.

While a ViewTech Borescopes VJ-3 Poly Coated video borescope was being used to perform an Equine Dynamic Respiratory Endoscopy (DRE examination), it caught the attention of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After completing their veterinary internship in Ocala, Florida, the "horse capital of the world", and beginning to practice equine medicine at a Mid-Atlantic equine clinic, they made a suggestion to staff to add the VJ-3 Poly specifically for DRE exams. With ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, on-site demo program, their equine practice was able to trial the VJ-3 6.0mm x 1.5m with a polyethylene coated insertion tube. By being able to capture photos and videos while inside the animal's airway, along with the ease of disinfecting the insertion tube between uses, they have added a VJ-3 Poly video borescope as the endoscopy tool for their equine veterinary practice.

In addition to equine medicine and DRE exams, the VJ-3 Poly is an ideal inspection tool for a variety of applications, including high-purity piping, fragile or high-tolerance castings, polished components, as well as a variety of clean-room inspection applications.

VJ-3 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive testing (NDT) instrument used for the remote visual inspection (RVI) 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.

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Fortin Ironworks’ Bee Bench Promotes Communities Coming Together

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fortin Ironworks was inspired to design this new product because it simply felt that it gives the "right message at the right time." Bees exemplify communities working together and that was the buzz behind its new community "Bee Bench."

"As a business, we support all races, creeds and colors and hope to foster a culture that supports and nurtures communities to do the same," Robert Fortin, product developer, says. "It's a simple concept, but we hope it will deliver a deeper message."

The 48-inch, commercial-grade bench is manufactured at the Fortin Ironworks factory in Columbus, Ohio. It's constructed of solid aluminum and powder coated with a hardened black finish that can weather all conditions. It's beautifully suited for a home garden, school setting, business complex or community park.

No assembly is required. The benches are one solid unit construction and are suitable for indoors and outdoors.

Fortin Ironworks has created a small inventory that's ready to ship now. The message and size can also be customized to meet specific needs. Customizations can include names and logos too and will take approximately two to four weeks to ship. They're ideal for memorials and donor recognition too.

A special introductory sale price of only $649 is set to motivate people to make a move to build communities up, not tear them down.

To order a bench, call 614-291-4342 x220.

About Fortin Ironworks

Founded in 1946, Fortin Ironworks got its start as a small iron repair shop. Today, it designs and manufactures local installation of all commercial and residential ironwork needs. Its staff of 40 is comprised of highly-skilled craftsmen, artisans, estimators, salesmen and installers and products are manufactured in its 56,000 square-foot facility. There's also a 5,600-square foot show room that serves as its product showcase.

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FreeStylus Revolutionizes Touch-Free Interactions During Global Pandemic

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- In response to worldwide demand, FreeStylus has launched a first of its kind patent-pending 100% recyclable, single-use stylus designed to eliminate direct human contact with public technology surfaces. The FreeStylus works seamlessly with all touch screens and physical buttons, enabling businesses to provide a simple sanitary touch-free experience to the public.

FreeStylus Founder and CEO, Scott Wasser states, "Many organizations are attempting to solve for concerns around Covid-19 community spread related to interactions with public technology surfaces, by implementing technical solutions that most Americans are not comfortable using. 'Touch-free' does not have to be high-tech."

According to a recent report published by Comscore, only 16% of North American smartphone users have made proximity mobile payment transactions.

Wasser further states, "FreeStylus has created a more inclusive solution crafted with the larger population in mind, especially those most at risk to the COVID-19 virus. FreeStylus is an incredibly low-tech solution that solves a huge societal problem."

FreeStylus is launching its solution with select large retailers, restaurant brands, banking institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies, transportation, gaming, grocery, and hospitality companies, with general product availability mid-3rd quarter 2020.

FreeStylus manufactures a 100% recyclable, single-use stylus for the public that serves as an alternative method of touch on any touch-interactive surface or physical button. Our mission is to restore consumer confidence and slow the spread of viruses, bacteria, and dangerous pathogens.

For further information, please visit or use the contact information above to request additional information.

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Open Book Extracts Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer and Just Hand Sanitizer that are Labeled to Contain Methanol

ROXBORO, N.C. -- Open Book Extracts (OBX) is voluntarily recalling to the consumer level all lots of Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer and Just Hand Sanitizer that are labeled to contain methanol.

Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning.

OBX sources hand sanitizer from a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor, and has verified through a third-party lab that the hand sanitizer does not contain reportable levels of methanol. The supplier updated the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to remove methanol since it is below the reportable level, and we updated the labels accordingly.

These products are used as hand sanitizers and marketed to help decrease bacteria on the skin when soap and water are not available.

The mislabeled hand sanitizer was packaged in single-use packets and multi-count boxes using the following NDC and Lot codes:

Name of ProductNDCSizeUPCLot
Always Be Clean hand sanitizer75091-2020-1
Single snaps
100 Count
25 Count
Just Hand Sanitizer78065-2020-1
Single Snaps
100 Count

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The mislabeled hand sanitizer was packaged from May 14, 2020 through June 1, 2020 and sold from May 15, 2020 through July 16, 2020 Nationwide in the USA to businesses for internal use.

OBX has notified all distributors via phone and email and is replacing all of the mislabeled product. While OBX believes that all mislabeled units have been recovered or, in the case of Just Hand Sanitizer, were relabeled prior to sale, anyone with questions regarding this recall or are in possession of Just Hand Sanitizer or Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer from the above-listed lots that list methanol as an inactive ingredient may contact Open Book Extracts at or 917-536-1194 (9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET) to replace the hand sanitizer free of charge.

Distributors or businesses that have product labeled to contain methanol should stop distribution and return to place of purchase. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
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* Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"We at Open Book Extracts appreciate the FDA's hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep everyone safe," said Oscar Hackett, Open Book Extracts co-founder and president. "While we are grateful that our product has been and still is safe, we recognize the importance of arming customers with accurate information. We will continue to serve with safety and efficacy as a top priority."

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media: 440-413-0371
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Optical Zonu Corporation Recognized with Prestigious International Trade Award by LA Chamber of Commerce

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As part of World Trade Week (WTW) Optical Zonu has been selected as a recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber's coveted Export Achievement Award.

For 94 years, World Trade Week, an initiative of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, has been the most extensive program of its kind. WTW educates the public on the importance and benefits of global trade within the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

World Trade Week is the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW was initiated in 1926 by Stanley T. Olafson, the manager of the World Trade Department of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. It was made a national observance by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. The series of events and programs held serve to focus attention on the contribution of international commerce to the region's economy.

Each year, the World Trade Week Southern California Awards Committee selects candidates for various award categories in order to recognize their significant accomplishments and contribution in the region's development of global trade.

On Wednesday Sept 16th from 10AM - 11:15 AM Optical Zonu's Co-Founders, CEO Meir Bartur and CTO Farzad Ghadooshahy will be joined on a blue ribbon panel (Zoom Webinar) by other WTW award winners for a dynamic conversation and to hear how they have achieved success in a competitive global landscape and supported a vital economic driver in the region. For information on how to attend this unique program please contact the LA Chamber at

This will be followed by a formal program on September 22, this typically live event will be held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Optical Zonu Corporation is honored to be recognized for our efforts and the international recognition of our Made in California products. We are proud of our continued global growth," stated Optical Zonu Co-Founder and CEO Meir Bartur.

You can view the acceptance speech here

About Optical Zonu:

Founded in 2001, Optical Zonu manufacturers a range of digital and analog RF-Over-Fiber products for commercial and government wired and wireless networks, satellite and telemetry/tracking earth stations, broadcast and Public Safety networks. The company's fast track product development ensures on time delivery of reliable, cost-effective standard product as well as custom solutions for our customers' most pressing needs. We provide full design and bid support along with on-site deployment services.

For more information on Optical Zonu's capabilities, please visit our web site at or call us at 818-780-9701.

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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 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

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Thar Process Expands into India to Focus on Pharmaceutical Purification Market

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Thar Process, Inc - an American manufacturer of high-tech supercritical CO2 extraction and purification equipment - is proud to announce the signing of a new exclusive distribution deal with YMC India (a subsidiary of YMC Co. Ltd., JAPAN). YMC India will now provide Thar's supercritical extraction and chromatographic systems and expertise to the greater India region.

Through this new partnership, Thar Process is furthering their overall mission to design, develop and distribute top-tier quality equipment for the food and pharmaceutical communities, with a dedication and responsibility as an industry leader to help push the emerging market forward and set a higher standard - what Thar calls "Sustainable + Trust."

YMC India proudly leads India in sales of bulk chromatography media and industrial scale chromatography equipment to the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturing market. YMC Co. Ltd., JAPAN is internationally reputed for its strong background in stationary phases / chromatographic media for the pharmaceutical industry while also selling preparative to process-scale normal and reverse phase liquid chromatography (LC) equipment.

While YMC India will continue to sell those systems, the Thar Process series of SuperFast CO2 Extraction(tm) and Isolator SFC(tm) systems expands their reach into a new markets including the extraction Ayurvedic natural medicines, essential oils, flavors, fragrances; the purification of hemp and palm oil plus chiral separations and impurity remediation for pharmaceuticals.

The partnership between Thar Process and YMC India brings together knowledgeable and experienced engineering with the highest level of pharmaceutical industry-specific expertise to further advance the evolving technology and provide innovative products to the South Asian market.

About Thar Process

Thar is committed to bringing innovation to the industry and providing a reliable source for all natural product oil extraction needs, providing clients the training and education to become a premium FDA registered, USDA Organic processor - like Thar in its Pittsburgh HQ.

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About YMC India

YMC India Pvt. Ltd is a subsidiary of YMC Co. Ltd., JAPAN. with its head office at New Delhi and sales network PAN India. YMC India hold its strong presence throughout the pharmaceutical industry with its diversified product portfolio having column chemistry, Bulk Media, Flash chromatography, large scale HPLC purification systems and large-scale DAC columns and other lab consumables coupled with a highly qualified & dedicated workforce of 50 people. YMC India owns a Custom Purification LAB at Hyderabad where all the application support to our end user is provided.

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Screening and Protecting Students, Guests, Customers and Visitors Without Close Contact, Continues to Be an Ongoing Challenge for Us All

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Solving the problem of screening for elevated temperatures, without the close contact of a walk-up thermometer to the forehead, desperately needed a safer, more socially distant option. Introducing the Disinpro ThermoDispenser(TM).

"The marriage made in heaven of a no-touch, hand sanitizer dispenser and a non-contact, temperature screening device, we believe is a perfect, protect and screen solution, for every office lobby," said Aftab "AJ" Jiwani, founder & CEO of Disinpro.

"Screening and protecting students, guests, customers and visitors without close contact, continues to be an ongoing challenge for us all," Jiwani continued.

The ThermoDispenser is an intelligent dispenser that measures body temperature from the palm as it dispenses hand sanitizer. With a 32 ounce refillable tank of Disinpro 70% Aloe Vera Hand Gel or your choice of gel hand sanitizer, the ThermoDispenser will help protect and screen everyone entering your place of business, worship, learning and more.

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