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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, Delivers Facilities Improvements to Marietta High School

DAYTON, Ohio -- Marietta City School District is investing in improving the High School café, kitchen, and concession stand with Energy Optimizers, USA. As a member of the META Solutions Educational Purchasing Co-op, the District will be able to tap into the LED Lighting and Energy Savings Program through the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia. This program enables the district to make these improvements at no additional expense to taxpayers while ensuring the best possible pricing.

The School District is installing LED lighting retrofits in the High School café, server, kitchen, and kitchen offices. Other improvements include new kitchen appliances, electrical upgrades, replacement of ceiling tiles in the café, pine paneling in the serving area, and new counter tops in the bar area. The floors will be waxed and conditioned. The concession stand will be expanded.

The benefits will be immediate, with reduced energy bills and maintenance costs from the LED lighting retrofits. Annual energy savings are anticipated at $2,377. Kitchen staff will have a much more efficient, safe workspace, and students will benefit from the improved facility.

LED lighting retrofits offer up to 75 percent savings over the district's former lighting systems, offering an almost immediate reduction in utility costs. They will also last 3 to 4 times longer, which will further reduce long-term operations and maintenance costs.

"At Marietta City School District, we aim to be high achieving in all aspects of our operations, from academic performance to financial management," said Will Hampton, Superintendent. "This investment in our High School building will pay dividends to our bottom line while supporting our mission of empowering our students to excel academically and personally."

"We take great pride in our ability to provide schools with cost-effective solutions that make measurably better improvements to their facilities," said Rusty Bookman with Energy Optimizers, USA. "Marietta City School District will be able to channel the savings it gains right back into its classrooms or into other needed capital improvements. That's a victory for the school, its students and the community."

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial, and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, indoor air quality improvements, HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits, solar and energy education programs. In 2018, the company became part of The Habegger Corporation, an industry leading distributor of HVAC equipment, parts, and supplies.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at https://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, Delivers Indoor Air Quality Solutions and $51,000 in Annual Savings to National Trail Local School District

DAYTON, Ohio -- National Trail Local School District is investing in indoor air quality solutions and energy efficiency through a facilities improvement project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The District did not ask for more taxpayer dollars but is using federal funds coming through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER).

National Trail is taking proactive steps to ensure that school facilities are as safe as possible by installing bi-polar ionization devices in HVAC units throughout the entire campus. These units send charged ions into the environment that break down viruses and other contaminants into smaller, harmless particles, which then drop out of the air.

In addition to these very important upgrades, the District is also implementing other improvements, including LED lighting retrofits, adding air conditioning to the upper part of the High School, removing asbestos, installing new duct work and chilled water piping, and replacing boilers, chillers, and air handler units. Building automation controls will improve comfort levels and ensure energy efficiency. The benefits will be immediate, with reduced energy bills and an improved learning environment.

With a project cost of $1.5 million, the District anticipates a reduction in utility and maintenance costs of about $51,000 annually. By using the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia's (OCEPC) competitively-bid LED Lighting and Energy Savings program, the District did not have to go through a lengthy and expensive bidding process for the project.

The LED lighting retrofits offer up to 75 percent savings over the district's former lighting systems, offering an almost immediate reduction in utility costs. They will also last 3 to 4 times longer, which will further reduce long-term operations and maintenance costs.

Beyond the financial savings, LED lighting is a superior option for educational settings. The quality of LED lighting is very close to natural daylight, making it easier on the eyes. Further, it offers improved light distribution and lighting levels. LEDs are also free of the hum and flicker associated with fluorescent lighting, making it an ideal system for special needs classrooms. All these benefits are associated with improved behavior and health, in addition to increased motivation and higher test scores.

"At National Trail, we aim to be high achieving in all aspects of our operations, from academic performance to financial management," said Bob Fischer, Superintendent. "This investment in our building will pay dividends to our bottom line while directly supporting our strategies to keep staff and students safe and improve student outcomes and our overall school climate."

"We take great pride in our ability to provide schools with cost-effective solutions that make measurably better improvements to their facilities and, by extension, their overall performance," said Dave Eshbaugh, General Manager with Energy Optimizers, USA. "National Trail Local School District will be able to channel the savings it gains right back into its classrooms or into other needed capital improvements. That's a victory for the school, its students and the community."

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA, an Ohio-based energy services company, works with educational, governmental, commercial, and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs. The energy measures can include lighting retrofits, indoor air quality improvements, HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits, solar and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S., was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition. To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, Delivers $25,000 in Annual Savings to St. Mary Catholic School

DAYTON, Ohio, -- St. Mary Catholic School is making an investment of $86,704 in a facilities improvement project with Energy Optimizers, USA. The school paid cash for the project, which includes energy efficient LED interior and exterior lighting retrofits. The benefits will be immediate, with reduced energy bills and an improved learning environment.

The School anticipates a reduction in annual utility costs of about $25,000. The payback for the project is just 3-1/2 years, which makes this a very worthwhile endeavor.

The LED lighting retrofits offer up to 75 percent savings over the district's former lighting systems, offering an almost immediate reduction in utility costs. They will also last 3 to 4 times longer, which will further reduce long-term operations and maintenance costs.

Beyond the financial savings, LED lighting is a superior option for educational settings. The quality of LED lighting is very close to natural daylight, making it easier on the eyes. Further, it offers improved light distribution and lighting levels. LEDs are also free of the hum and flicker associated with fluorescent lighting, making it an ideal system for special needs classrooms. All these benefits are associated with improved behavior and health, in addition to increased motivation and higher test scores.

"At St. Mary Catholic School, we aim to be high achieving in all aspects of our operations, from academic performance to financial management," said Mrs. Elizabeth Tokodi, Principal. "We believe that this investment in our building will pay dividends to our bottom line while directly supporting our strategies to improve student outcomes and our overall school climate."

"We take great pride in our ability to provide schools with cost-effective solutions that make measurably better improvements to their facilities and, by extension, their overall performance," said Rusty Bookman, Senior Account Executive with Energy Optimizers, USA. "St. Mary Catholic School will be able to channel the savings it gains right back into its classrooms or into other needed capital improvements. That's a victory for the school, its students and the Parish."

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA, an Ohio-based energy services company, works with educational, governmental, commercial, and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs. The energy measures can include lighting retrofits, indoor air quality improvements, HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits, solar and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S., was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal, and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at https://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.

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Creative Extruded Products Announces Global Expansion to Mexico – The CaliBaja Manufacturing partnership will shoulder the high demand for specialty moldings within multiple vehicle applications

DAYTON, Ohio -- Creative Extruded Products is excited to announce a new manufacturing partnership with CaliBaja Manufacturing in Mexicali, Mexico. Initially, the CaliBaja location will produce Creative's GripFlex® line of direct-fit aftermarket moldings, which are uniquely designed and engineered for OEM vehicle-specific applications.

"As the demand increased for these products, we made the strategic decision to support our global customers by expanding our production capacity and distribution," said Bill Mills, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Creative Extruded Products.

Through this partnership, Creative Extruded gains a unique advantage to foster a growing customer base in Mexico and extend its reach to additional international business opportunities.

"This new partnership gives us additional capacity for future growth in the Dayton and Tipp City, Ohio areas as well as internationally," Mills said. "Fortunately, this partnership does not reduce the need for workers at existing facilities. Instead, we anticipate adding several additional jobs and positions in the future."

About Creative Extruded Products, LLC

A manufacturer of OEM moldings since 1979, Creative Extruded Products has become a leader in auto glass molding systems for both OEM and aftermarket customers.

Creative has grown to be a fully integrated system supplier by offering injection molded products and plastic and EPDM extrusions to meet customer needs.

To learn more about Creative Extruded Products, please visit https://creativeextruded.com/.

About CaliBaja Manufacturing

Located in Mexicali, Mexico, CaliBaja is a contract manufacturer with more than 800 employees and 40 years of comprehensive customer service and outstanding manufacturing capabilities.

CaliBaja Manufacturing's operations span four separate facilities with a combined footprint of over 200,000 square feet on approximately 17 acres of land.

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Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. "Whether it's the summer slide or the COVID slide, the KRN in-home reading programs are eliminating learning loss and are helping kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

"The kids love getting the books throughout the summer and come in the following school year talking about all the awesome books that they got. I can tell it definitely encourages the kids to read," said Taylor B., Classroom Teacher, Troy City Schools.

"Providing students with high quality texts to read during the summer is absolutely crucial. An added bonus is that students get 'real' mail!" said Jill H. B., Curriculum Director, Black River Local School District.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

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SV Diagnostic Lab Expands COVID-19 Testing Drive-Thru Sites in Ohio to Include Toledo and Akron Areas

DAYTON, Ohio -- SV Diagnostic Lab LLC, one of Ohio's leading diagnostic testing laboratories, has recently expanded its widespread COVID-19 testing beyond only high-priority individuals presenting with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, but also to now provide much-needed increased testing capacity to local physician offices, holiday travelers, nursing homes, area hospitals, municipalities and employers affected by the pandemic.

The laboratory also offers a self-pay option for expedited results. The laboratory has over 20 sites in the Columbus region but have expanded to include sites where the greatest needs are in the northeast.

For a list of all locations visit: https://www.svdiagnosticlab.com/

SV Diagnostics has developed a unique "Mouth Wash" product whereby patients "swish and spit" into a collection tube, replacing the Nasopharyngeal swabs typically associated with COVID testing if patients so choose. The process is carried out with a proprietary software that allows for self-check-in and no long wait times for testing (CovidDrive).

"Nasopharyngeal swabs are time consuming, have a high false negative rate due to improper collection and are painful and off-putting," said Dr. Phillip Gibbs, PhD the Chief Science officer and biochemist at SV Diagnostic Lab, who developed the patent-pending "Quiksal" collection method. "Patients on metformin and other medications typically have dry mouth and cannot produce enough saliva for a purely saliva-based test either."

Gibbs Continued: "Additionally, the viscosity of Saliva proposes several challenges in scaling at the lab level, cross contamination on robotics platforms and inconsistencies are high. The Oral Rinse solves all these issues. Our studies have shown the Oral Rinse to be a more effective indicator of infection due to ease of use and detecting a true infection, not just viral fragments in a nasal swab which are keeping people quarantined for much longer than they are truly infectious."

Greg Ingle, CEO said, "As the country and our own community continues to deal with the impact of this public health crisis, SV Diagnostic lab feels deeply fortunate to have the expertise and capacity to do our part in providing vital COVID-19 testing. We know it's critical that individuals experiencing symptoms or those returning to work have immediate access to testing for peace of mind and to protect our communities."

Over the past several months, SV has already been supporting testing efforts for local police departments and at area urgent cares and hospital systems across the state for patients experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Now, testing is also available to anyone that needs a test. It is as simple as sending a text message.

Anyone that needs a test can either call or text 614-819-3424 and complete the intake process and go to the drive through site. The results will be delivered in 24 to 48 hours via a text message directly to the persons mobile phone using secure messaging.

SV offers Ohio residents access to a variety of telehealth providers (if needed), scheduling of testing via its online scheduling app (CovidDrive), providing physician offices, hospitals, employers, nursing homes or municipalities with testing collection kits, as well as offering a wide variety of custom-solutions to meet specific testing needs.

About SV Diagnostic Lab:

Founded in 2017, SV Diagnostic Lab is one of the leading genomic laboratories in the Midwest. Headquartered in a 36,000 sq. ft. state of the art Facility in Dayton, Ohio, SV Diagnostic lab has grown to employ 100 people throughout Ohio, is certified by CLIA and COLA and works with national and global partners such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu, Tecan, Eppendorf and others.

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

Patent pending reference: WO2020102808A2 is the PCT designation.

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Bash Foo Teams Up with Thomas as a Certified Thomas Agency

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bash Foo, a digital marketing agency located in Dayton, Ohio has worked for 21 years in web development and lead generation, serving dozens of clients in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Powered with a common set of goals, Bash Foo will deliver combined capabilities that reach 1.1 million registered buyers, engineers, MROs, and decision-makers on the Thomasnet.com(R) platform.

"Sales teams are often too preoccupied with retention and new business development to properly work on engaging and growing those +1 new customer opportunities. I believe that this new partnership with Thomas ushers in ground-breaking sales enablement services for our existing and future manufacturing clients," shared Bash Foo President, Mike McDermott.

Manufacturers have seen their trade shows and industry conferences evaporate in the wake of COVID-19, making digital marketing an essential ingredient of healthy lead generation efforts. Thomas provides them with access to more than 1.1 Million registered users of the Thomasnet.com(R) platform. Bash Foo develops marketing collateral and email sequences that work to persuade these Tier 1 and 2 OEM's to consider new RFQ's from manufacturers, both large and small.

"As a Certified Thomas Agency, Bash Foo can leverage the Thomas audience, products, and services to increase exposure, engagement, lead generation, and drive growth for their manufacturing and industrial customers. We're proud to have them as a partner in supporting the growth of manufacturing in North America," said Thomas President and CEO, Tony Uphoff.

Best of Both Worlds

Manufacturers for decades have leveraged the contact information within the Thomas(TM) directory to reach out to engineers and purchasing buyer/planners in hopes of earning their business. As a leader in sales enablement, Bash Foo now can pair up marketing automation and remarketing campaigns with laser-focused one-to-one communications that deliver a dependable series of opportunities each month.

About Bash Foo

The Bash Foo team is dedicated to building the online reputation of small businesses through search engine optimization, digital marketing, and creative web design. They can help elevate your current marketing team efforts or fully support every aspect of marketing for your growing small business. Campaigns powered with marketing automation, content marketing, and social media see more lead opportunities, more often. Want to explore your options? Visit https://bashfoo.com to learn more.

About Thomas

Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis, and tools that align with and support today's industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com(R), the industry's largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing Services, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Industrial Data supplies sourcing and supply chain trend data to media, investors, analysts, and researchers to provide market insight and inform decision making. Thomas WebTrax(R) provides opportunity intelligence on in-market buyers to help marketing and sales teams track, identify, and engage high-value prospects. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics(R), Thomas Industry Update, Industrial Equipment News(R) (IEN(R)), and the Thomas Index(TM).

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Free Augmented Reality (AR) Fireworks for July 4 from Anywhere

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Using the free TotalAR app on a smartphone or tablet, you can watch augmented reality fireworks from any location from 9 p.m. to midnight local time on July 4, HoloPundits announced today. The fireworks display will run 12 minutes and will feature patriotic virtual fireworks and music.

Communities across the country are promoting the mobile app as an alternative or a supplement to their in-person fireworks displays. The city of Dayton, Ohio is one community offering the virtual fireworks and other augmented experiences through the mobile app.

"It's fun to watch the hot air balloons and the other experiences available on the app," said Nick Terbay, Recreation Program Coordinator for the City of Dayton. "You just hold your phone up to the sky and experience all the augmented reality displays."

Leading up to July 4, you will be able to enjoy other fun experiences through the app. You can witness a beautiful rainbow, a stunning show of lanterns, a hot air balloon launch, a UFO landing, and more.

"We wanted to make something special for the community to enjoy," said HoloPundits Founder and CEO Vinod Dega. "With our app, these experiences can be brought to life wherever you are through augmented reality. People can enjoy the holiday safely, and that is important to us."

Though more than 60 communities in 20 states are teaming up with HoloPundits to provide this to their community members, individuals from anywhere can participate in the experiences.

To participate, download the TotalAR app for free at GooglePlay or the AppStore (no ads appear in this app). Allow the app to enable camera and location services. Click on Geo AR and enjoy the experiences.

For more information, visit https://www.totalar.com/fireworks.html

or view https://youtu.be/cSdoEGjkomg

HoloPundits is a global technology company with expertise that spans the entire spectrum of AR, VR, and mixed reality. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio with offices in Chennai, India, Holopundits works with brands across a variety of industries to transform their experience through immersive technology.

For more about HoloPundits, visit our website: https://www.holopundits.com/about-us.html

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Energy Optimizers, USA Awarded as The Sole Provider of LED Lighting and Energy Savings Programs to Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Energy Optimizers, USA (EOU) is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) and its six purchasing co-operatives as the sole provider for its LED Lighting and Energy Savings Program for the third year of the program.

School districts and local governments across the state can now partner with EOU to develop and implement LED lighting, energy savings, and facility improvement projects. More than 450,000 students will benefit from the partnership. Competitive bidding has already been completed, reducing project costs and providing faster design and implementation.

Since 2009, Energy Optimizers, USA has worked with communities to increase energy efficiency in schools, government facilities, businesses, and more. EOU is proud to have the chance to work with school districts and local governments in Ohio to create innovative solutions to improve their facilities.

Implementing LED lights in classrooms not only cuts down on costs for schools and taxpayers, but it also creates a better learning environment for students and teachers alike.

"We are so pleased that the board members of the OCEPC have great confidence in our program, and that the results delivered meet and exceed their project goals," said Belinda Kenley, vice president of business development.

More than $17 million in energy savings projects have been sold to Ohio schools and public entities utilizing this program since 2018.

School administrators seeking either energy savings or facility improvement projects or funding for these projects can reach out to Energy Optimizers, USA by phone at (937) 877-1919 or by emailing Belinda Kenley at bkenley@energyoptusa.com.

Their experienced team of engineers and analysts will first perform an energy audit to understand the district's immediate facility issues. The team will then strategize and present multiple recommendations on how the district can save money while also improving its facilities.

About Energy Optimizers, USA

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial, and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company was named to the INC. Magazine Top 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a finalist in the Dayton Business Journal Best Places To Work competition in 2016.

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at http://energyoptusa.com or call them at (937) 889-9261.

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