Amvic Success Profiled in Canadian Business Journal

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 15, 2009

Amvic founder, Victor Amend, recently sat down with Canadian Business Journal to talk about the company’s beginnings and how it has climbed to a position of prominence within the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry. Amvic ICF (http://www.amvicsystem.com) debuted in 1999 as a result of Amend’s unsuccessful search for a concrete house and after discovering that the ICF market didn’t yet carry what he would consider the ideal building product. Being a scientist, Amend developed an ICF that would be stronger, easier to use and less wasteful in the construction process.

What are ICFs?

ICFs are permanent forms into which concrete is poured. The forms are made from two 2.5-inch expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels that are held together by polypropylene webs. ICFs are interlocking modular units and serve to create an insulated form for the structural walls of a building. Buildings constructed with insulated concrete forms are energy efficient, sustainable, comfortable and environmentally friendly.

The Amvic difference

“Our ICF is reversible,” says Gary Brown, Vice President of Business Development at Amvic “which means it doesn’t matter what way you stack it, you don’t have to turn it around. It makes things a lot easier in the construction phase. In addition, the webs holding the two EPS boards together are six inches on centre, instead of eight or 12 inches. The advantage there is a stronger block with more attachment areas for exterior and interior finishes. Drywall can be attached right on it without extra 2″ x 4″ strapping.”

Amvic (http://www.amvicsystem.com) has gone on to provide additional products to complete the building envelope. Amvic now offers a floor and roof system, called AmDeck and SilveRboard, a flat-sheet insulation coated with reflective lamination on both sides. Amvic has covered its bases, ensuring their high-performance product line is diverse enough to apply in any building project.

Green building

Amvic ICFs eliminate construction waste, prevent air leakage and have a long lifecycle. “Because of the EPS insulation, ICFs make a tight wall system,” Brown adds. “When a building envelope isn’t tight, energy is wasted because our heating and cooling systems have to overcompensate for the loss. You use less energy and have better air quality.”

If you ask Brown, Amvic has one main priority: to bring high-quality, energy-efficient, fortified and sustainable building systems to North America. “We want to enhance the growth of building products that will contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment,” he says. “It’s something we’re confident we can continue to do.”

Canadian Business Journal offers readers a glimpse into major Canadian industries including construction, energy, food and drink, healthcare, manufacturing and more, through comprehensive profiles of successful Canadian enterprises. To read the entire Amvic ICF article click here http://www.canadianbusinessjournal.ca/business_in_action/sep_09/amvic.html

For more information about Amvic ICFs or insulated concrete forms, visit their website at http://www.amvicsystem.com or contact Gary Brown at 416-410-5674.

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Peltz Shoes CEO featured Speaker at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2011

Peltz Shoes (http://www.peltzshoes.com) announced today that its CEO, Gary Peltz, has just completed a successful speaking engagement at the 2011 RFID Journal LIVE! conference. RFID Journal LIVE! was held on April 12-14, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The conference is the world’s largest event focused on radio frequency identification. The program included presentations from leading retail companies including Walmart, JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and VF Jeanswear.

“I was honored to speak at such a great event,” said Gary Peltz, Co-Owner of Peltz Shoes. “I hope that other retailers learned from our applications of RFID.”

About Peltz Shoes

Peltz Shoes is one of the largest independently owned shoe stores in the Tampa Bay area. Since 1957, Peltz Shoes has provided customers with sizes, service, savings and selection. Peltz Shoes carries products from top brands including Sperry, New Balance, Asics, Skechers, Nine West, Naturalizer, Rockport, Merrell, Enzo, Clarks, and more. Their knowledgeable staff works with each customer individually to find the best shoes with a perfect fit.

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 to Offer New RFID in Health Care Report and RTLS ROI Calculator for Health-Care Professionals

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2011

RFID Journal announced today that it will publish a new report, titled “How to Choose the Right RFID System: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals,” as well as a new real-time location system (RTLS) return-on-investment (ROI) calculator. The report and calculator will be released at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, and will be provided free to those attending the event’s RFID in Health Care preconference seminar, being held on Apr. 12.

The report covers 24 types of radio frequency identification technologies, including active, passive, RTLS and hypbrid systems, with details about the strengths and weaknesses of each, and the applications for which they are most often used.

The RTLS ROI calculator includes sample data for a fictional hospital, and enables health-care professional to input information regarding the number of assets they have, how many they replace each year and the amount they spend to rent equipment. The calculator then projects the potential annual savings from using an RTLS solution, as well as the cost over a five-year period.

“This new report and the new ROI calculator will be of great benefit to any hospitals considering investing in an RFID system,” said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal’s founder and editor. “They can use the report to figure out which solution would work best for their application, and then utilize the calculator to estimate the costs and benefits, based on data from hospitals that have already deployed an RTLS.”

The RFID in Health Care preconference will feature leading health-care providers and early adopters sharing real-world case studies revealing the business benefits of radio frequency identification. Attendees will learn how hospitals and health-care organizations are employing the technology to improve patient monitoring and safety, increase asset utilization with real-time tracking, boost revenue with automated billing, reduce medical errors by tracking medical devices and enhance supply chain efficiencies.

Among the case studies that will be presented are:

Mission Hospital Improves Equipment Utility Rate and Saves $ 150,000

Speaker: Michael Kohler, Director of Material Management, Mission Hospital–Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach

Nyack Hospital Improves Medication Compliance With RFID

Speaker: Joseph Pinto, Director of Pharmacy, Nyack Hospital

Ohio State University Medical Center Uses RTLS to Track Assets Across 40 Building Campus

Speaker: Chad Neal, Director of Technology, Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC)

RFID-Enabled Journal Helps Patients Track Pain at Meridian Health

Speaker: Sandra Elliot, Director of Consumer Technology and Service Development, Meridian Health

In addition, the main conference agenda includes a Health Care/Pharmaceuticals Track that will feature the following speakers:


Ray Lowe, Director of Ministry Support/IS Operations, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Gregg Stepp, CMRP, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Texoma Medical Center
Federico van Gelderen, Executive Director, Axxa Pharma
Al Arzola, Facility Manager, TLC Care Center
Ed Bortone, CHPA, Director of Materials Services and Security, Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Jean-Pierre Emond, Dean and Research Professor, College of Technology & Innovation, University of South Florida Polytechnic

“RFID and RTLS technologies have progressed rapidly over the past few years, making it easier to deploy and more reliable,” Roberti stated. “This event offers an opportunity to hear the objective experiences of other medical facilities, and to get the background information and ROI tool necessary to make decisions about how and where to use these technologies to the greatest benefit of your hospital.”

RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, the ninth annual event produced by RFID Journal, will be held on Apr. 12-14, at the Orange Country Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. The event will feature eight industry-specific and level-of-expertise conference tracks, eight in-depth preconference seminars, fast-track CompTIA RFID+ training and certification, the RFID Journal Awards and the RFID in Apparel Workshop, as well as numerous technology exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the leading technology firms.

For additional information regarding LIVE! 2011, please visit http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide–in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit http://www.rfidjournal.com.

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 to Connect the Attendee Experience With Facebook Via RFID

New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 4, 2011

RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, the world’s largest trade show and industry gathering for the radio frequency identification (RFID) industry, is following in the footsteps of Facebook’s f8 user conference by providing real-time “Like” and “Check-in” stations, as well as an RFID-enabled photo booth. LIVE! attendees will be able to connect with their Facebook accounts in real time, simply by swiping their conference badges near one of these kiosks. They’ll also be able to take pictures of themselves and their colleagues at the RFID Journal LIVE! podium, which will then be automatically posted to Facebook.

“RFID greatly enhances social media by providing a deep level of engagement with online networks, and requires no effort from users,” said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal’s founder and editor. “We thought the industry that provides such cutting-edge technology should be using it as well, so every visitor will now have the opportunity to opt in and immediately update their Facebook pages with all of the cool stuff they do at the conference, without having to text, fumble for phones or log in.”

The RFID Social Media Program is driven by RFID software firm ODIN and its EasyConnect solution, based on and fully integrated into Facebook’s RFID Presence module.

“RFID and social media are exploding together–from Vail Resorts to the Super Bowl, every major marketing event will have RFID engagement within the next 24 months,” said ODIN’s founder, Patrick J. Sweeney II. “That’s why we worked with Facebook to develop EasyConnect,to offer a Facebook-ready RFID solution. We’re thrilled that RFID Journal will be putting the technology to the test.”

All LIVE! attendees will have access to a secure log-on page at which they can undergo a 30-second registration process. Once the process is complete, they will then be able to take their show badges and use them to check in to each educational and entertainment session. At the end of those sessions, they’ll be able to “Like” them or not–simply by walking by a kiosk and waving their badges.

RFID Journal LIVE! will also conduct a preconference seminar, RFID-Enhanced Social Networking, which will feature case studies presented by companies using radio frequency identification to link real-world marketing events with Facebook and other social-media sites. These companies will include Bling Nation, Vail Resorts and Vitro (which ran a campaign at the New York City Marathon for athletic shoe manufacturer ASICS).

“This is a great opportunity for marketers to come and learn about how RFID is connecting the real world and social-media sites to create more buzz and more customer loyalty,” Roberti stated.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide–in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit http://www.rfidjournal.com.

About ODIN

ODIN is a leader in RFID software and solutions for health care, government, IT assets and social media. The company’s software has been deployed on more than 3,500 devices worldwide, providing 99.9 percent accuracy based on the physics of RFID. ODIN’s EasyEdge software is a true operating system–the heartbeat of any RFID deployment. The EasyTAP software appliance, with more than ten patents for its innovative algorithms, provides a central nervous system for RFID. Together, they increase accuracy and scalability while reducing integration and support costs. Global corporations in 50 countries leverage ODIN’s expert engineers and patented RFID software to achieve accuracy, speed and visibility for their RFID deployments. For more information, visit http://www.odinrfid.com.

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 to Feature Live, End-to-End Apparel Supply Chain Demo

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2011

RFID Journal announced today that RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 will feature a live demonstration of apparel items being source-tagged and tracked from the point of manufacture through a distribution center (DC) and to the back of a store, and then onto the sales floor and at the point of sale. LIVE! 2011, RFID Journal’s ninth annual conference and exhibition, will be held on Apr. 12-14, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center, located in Orlando, Fla.

The GS1 US Apparel Supply Chain Demo will show how GS1 standards can be used to ensure the efficient transfer of data among supply chain partners, and will demonstrate some of the latest RFID products designed specifically for apparel and retail applications. Jeans and other clothing items will be tagged, encoded and verified at a manufacturing station, and will then be verified against an order. The goods will next be shipped to a DC, where they will be read automatically and checked against an advance shipping notice, after which they will be entered into inventory automatically and put away. When a store order is received, the items will be picked and packed, and the order will be verified prior to shipment.

The goods will then be received into inventory automatically at the back of the retail store. Items will be checked against the store order, and will then be put away. As the products are sold, the store will replenish them, using RFID to confirm the proper items are on the floor at all times. This is the future of apparel retailing–and you can see it live in the conference exhibit hall.

“This live demonstration offers examples of potential business process improvements and solutions that we’ve learned through numerous implementations,” said Michele Southall, GS1 US Implementation Services Director. “It’s not only about how the GS1 System of Standards enables supply chain visibility, but how collaboration among hardware and software technology providers helps support industry adoption of the technology.”

In addition to the end-to-end supply chain demonstration, experts will also present detailed demos at each of these three stations:

Manufacturing

Source tagging
Bulk encoding of tags
Printing on pitch and applying tags
Exception handling
Order verification and much more

Distribution Center

Automated receiving
Cycle counting
Pick and pack
Exception handling
Order verification and much more

Retail

Automated receiving
Replenishment
Locating inventory
Cycle counting
Smart shelf analytics
Reticketing
POS checkout and much more

The demonstrations are sponsored by Avery Dennison, Tagsys RFID, Impinj, Argo Wireless, Conair, Seeonic and Zebra Technologies.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 will feature a keynote panel with representatives from Wal-Mart Stores, Macy’s, Dillard’s and JCPenney. The event will also include a preconference workshop focused on the use of RFID in the apparel sector, with speakers from Dillard’s, GS1, Handesbrands, VF Jeanswear, the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association (VICS), Wal-Mart, the University of Arkansas’ RFID Research Center and others.

“RFID Journal LIVE! really is a unique opportunity for retailers and brand owners to see RFID in action, as well as hear what is happening with the technology in the retail apparel sector and meet the solutions providers that can help them use RFID to improve the way they do business,” said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal’s founder and editor. “There is no other place where you can see all of this under one roof.”

LIVE! 2011 will feature eight industry-specific and level-of-expertise conference tracks, eight in-depth preconference seminars, fast-track CompTIA RFID+ training and certification, two co-located events and the RFID Journal Awards, as well as numerous technology exhibits and demonstrations conducted by the leading technology firms.

For additional information regarding RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, please visit http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide–in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit http://www.rfidjournal.com.

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