MaxCon Software and Aerialogics Establish Strategic Partnership

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 14, 2012

Fortuna Logistics, developer of “Maxcon Construction Management Software,” (, and Aerialogics, a premier provider of aerial measurement services and reporting for roofing contractors, (, announced today a strategic partnership that establishes compatibility between their respective technologies along with vast improvement in the economics is achieved for their mutual roofing contractor clients. Technology compatibility will enable web-based, ‘point-and-click’ ordering of Aerialogics’ aerial measurement reports from the “Maxcon Pro” toolset and utilize reported data across the software’s feature set. The two companies will also offer discounted pricing on aerial measurement reports and Maxcon software licensing when contractors purchase the companion services from either Aerialogics or Fortuna Logistics.

“Our technology compatibility and affiliate pricing agreement with Aerialogics offers our mutual clients better estimating productivity, where speed and accuracy with an ‘on target’ quote is a real competitive advantage in the roofing industry,” said Joe Radcliff, CEO of Fortuna Logistics. “In the race to earn a new project, the combination of aerial measurements and Maxcon is an innovative harnessing of internet-based tools contractors can use to get more done in less time.”

Aerialogics’ aerial measurement reports are delivered in 24 hours from online order and are accurate to within 1-2% of actual roof dimensions. Reports reduce estimating costs associated with making a site trip for measurements. “Compatibility with “Maxcon Sketch” further empowers contractors to produce finished estimates at a lower cost–we are pleased to partner with Fortuna Logistics to expand the boundaries of estimating efficiency,” said Sean Green, President/CEO of Aerialogics.

Drexel Metals LLC and the United States Hispanic Contractors Association Form Strategic Alliance

Ivyland, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2010

Drexel Metals LLC is very pleased to announce the formation of an important and unique strategic alliance with the United States Hispanic Contractors Association (USHCA).

Through a memorandum of understanding, Drexel Metals and the USHCA will jointly endorse and nationally promote Drexel Metals’ Association of Regional Manufacturers to the membership of the USHCA. Through this alliance, Drexel Metals will provide training to USHCA members in all aspects of metal roofing including, portable roll forming, installation techniques, as well as industry-specific marketing and promotion procedures.

Frank Fuentes, Chairman of the USHCA said, “The commitment Drexel Metals has made to the empowerment of our membership thorough the expansion of knowledge and the enhancement of capabilities will facilitate the growth and viability of contractors wishing to engage in the metal roofing industry. This extraordinary opportunity for the USHCA membership to share in cutting-edge technology will add practical skill-sets that compliment and expand our member’s trade specialties.”

Drexel Metals will also coordinate with the USHCA to conduct the OSHA ten-hour training program for its members and promoting safety as one of the highest joint priorities between Drexel Metals and the USHCA.

Mr. Fuentes noted that there are currently more than three million Hispanic construction workers in the United States, representing approximately 25% of the entire construction labor force. Mr. Fuentes further added, “Workplace injuries and fatalities continue to plague the construction industry and sadly, Hispanic workers account for the vast majority of those accidents. The USHCA is firmly committed to job site safety and to the implementation of sound safety practices in the workplace. Drexel Metals embraces the same philosophy as the USCHA on the importance of job site safety and the priority of providing current, effective and necessary safety training and continuing education to as many workers as possible. Through this partnership, Drexel Metals affirms its sincere commitment to the membership of the USHCA with both their technical training program and support of the continuation of the OSHA ten-hour safety marathon training workshops.”

Rob Waite, CEO of Drexel Metals stated, “We are proud of our strategic alliance with the USHCA which aligns our focus and priorities, and we believe this will be a long lasting partnership. We look forward to this association resulting in tangible outcomes to benefit the industry as a whole and program participants individually.”

Brian Partyka, President of Drexel Metals added, “In working to create this alliance with Mr. Fuentes, we saw the opportunity to benefit consumers, our members, the industry and our mutual interests. Drexel Metals is proud to sponsor such innovative programming for the membership of the USHCA and hope we can provide long-lasting and pragmatic solutions, addressing the urgent need for safety training and the expansion of business opportunities for contractors interested in the metal roofing industry.”

Drexel Metals and the United States Hispanic Contractors Association also want to extend their heartfelt thanks to former United States Attorney General, Alberto R. Gonzales who introduced the two entities and played a significant role in helping solidify the strategic partnership.

“I have been very impressed with Drexel Metals over the last few years and as I have continued to work to find ways to promote entrepreneurialism and self reliance in the Hispanic Community, I saw an opportunity to achieve this objective with Drexel Metals and the United States Hispanic Contractors Association”, said Mr. Gonzales.

About Drexel Metals LLC

Drexel Metals LLC is a provider of fully engineered on-demand standing seam metal roofing systems that are supplied through its network of regional manufacturers known as the DMARM (Drexel Metals Association of Regional Manufacturers). Drexel’s metal roofing has an industry leading 7 Miami-Dade and 11 Texas Department of Insurance approved roofing systems. In addition to metal roofing, Drexel also supplies highly efficient photovoltaic solar roof systems. Drexel Metals solar products are engineered to work with Drexel Metals standing seam roof systems, flat roof applications or in commercial and residential retrofit applications.

About the United States Hispanic Contractors Association

The USHCA is a national 501(C)6 non-profit trade association dedicated to the interest, concerns and issues of the Hispanic contractor. Through its advocacy for access to opportunity and for inclusion of Hispanic contractors in procurement and contracting opportunities throughout the country, the USHCA has actively supported the passage of legislation of considerable importance and significance to not only Hispanic contractors, but to the construction industry as a whole. The USHCA feels an acute responsibility to the greater community and strives to attract a membership comprised of individuals and businesses which represent the highest parallels of capability, ethics, value and safety.

For more information contact:

Drexel Metals LLC

Rob Waite – CEO


(888) 321-9630 ext 157

United States Hispanic Contractors Association

Frank Fuentes, Chairman


(512) 627-5444

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Aerialogics Announces Strategic Partnership with First General Services Canada

Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) November 14, 2011

Aerialogics, a leading supplier of aerial measurement services to the U.S. and Canadian roofing, insurance and solar industries, announced today its strategic partnership with First General Services Canada, LTD, one of North America?s largest affiliate member organizations comprised of full-service restoration contractors with expertise in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Established in 1983 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, First General Services Canada operates from 57 member locations across Canada, specializing in 24-hour, 365 days-a-year catastrophe emergency response services that span securing damaged property, cleaning structures and contents, to complete structural restoration. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, First General Services Canada will utilize Aerialogics? aerial measurement technology to reduce operating costs associated with loss adjustment expense, liability exposure, and re-roofing material waste.

?We are convinced the convenience of online ordering, consistently accurate measurements, and 24-hour delivery of aerial measurement reports will produce significant cost savings across operations, from maximizing our specialist?s time to reducing restoration material costs,? said President and CEO Michael Flatt.

Aerialogics? aerial measurement reporting services are gaining wider use in the insurance industry as a more efficient way to collect accurate roof dimensions needed to document property damage claims. Using Aerialogics? online service, adjusters and restoration contractors submit a property address via their secure online account and receive objective, third-party measurements that are consistently 1-2% of actual measurements. By eliminating the need to manually collect roof measurements, reports reduce time, fuel and liability costs, improve claims processing speed and avoid service delays arising from inclement weather and measurement discrepancies.

?Aerialogics is pleased to have been selected to provide aerial measurements to First General Service?s professional restoration contractor network,? said Aerialogics VP of Global Strategy Andrew Zickell. ?We esteem First General Service?s demonstrated commitment to attaining successive levels of operational efficiency through the adoption of innovative technologies. We expect our aerial measurement services will only augment their service promise of ?quality, integrity, and accountability? in delivery of restoration services to catastrophe-affected customers throughout Canada,? added Mr. Zickell.

Gotham Photo Company & Digit-tec Form Strategic Alliance

New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2011

Gotham Photo Company and Digit-tec announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to offer the companies? NYC clients the best real estate visual and communication tools available.

Longtime competitors, who also shared mutual respect and admiration for the other?s products and client service, Gotham Photo Company and Digit-tec decided they would better serve their New York City real estate clients by focusing on the products in which each excelled. This partnership gives real estate agents and brokerages the most advanced products at a competitive price, while allowing the separate companies to enhance their specialties further.

Both Gotham and Digit-tec offered real estate photography, floor plans, listing videos, floor plans, virtual visual services and e-brochures, but while Gotham was pouring development time and thought into building out the still and moving photography, virtual services and floor plans, Digit-tec was turning its e-brochure service into a product far surpassing the last decade?s simple email to announce new listings and open houses.

Beginning now, Gotham and Digit-tec clients will be employing the benefits of Gotham Motion video, the Gotham Envision suite of virtual services including Gotham Renew and Gotham Revamp, as well as its floor plans and photography such as the EXPO full-screen listing photo experience, and Digit-tec?s Brokerloop social email marketing platform.

?What Digit-tec has done with ?ebrochures? ? now an entire social email marketing platform – is light years ahead of any other product available to the NYC real estate industry,? said Vince Collura, President, Gotham Photo Company. ?After years of competing in the same vertical industry, while respecting each other?s products and vision, we?ve decided now is the right time to band together and harness our entrepreneurial creativity.? is now so robust that agents can use the social email marketing platform for all of their communication within the real estate industry and to their client network, via custom-designed graphic emails and social media interactions equipped with a range of analytics showing the number of communications opened and at what time, helping them to choose the most effective types of messages and when is best to send them.

?The New York real estate community is an exciting and dynamic one to serve. The products Gotham and Digit-tec offer help agents connect clients and other agents with the best property for them to buy, rent or sell, and keep in touch socially in between their next home or investment need,? said Abdul Ramirez, Founder, Digit-tec and Brokerloop.


Gotham Photo Company was founded in 2005 by the partners who built web development company Team5 and noted a void in the real estate market for professional visuals, managed and accessed cleanly and simply. In 2010, the company was restructured and became a single, wholly owned subsidiary of iGambit, a public company. The company name is now Gotham Innovation Lab, with Team5 and Gotham Photo Company as DBAs.

Gotham Photo Company provides elegant, beautifully shot and professionally serviced still and moving visuals, helping the industry connect with its clients and further the future of real estate. For more information: ? Twitter: GothamNYC ? Facebook: GothamNYC

ABOUT DIGIT-TEC was founded in 2002 by Abdul Ramirez. The company was one of the first firms to offer marketing tools such as photography, 360 virtual tours, floor plans, e-brochures, and video tours under one roof dedicated to NYC real estate firms.

Brokerloop social email marketing platform is now the main focus for Abdul Ramirez. For more information: ? Twitter: @Brokerloop ? Facebook: Brokerloop


Spectrum Marketing and Mark Nelson Communications Announce Strategic Partnership

Whitehouse Station, NJ and Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2011

Spectrum Marketing and Communications and Mark Nelson Communications today announced a strategic partnership to provide B2B marketing and communications services to suppliers of Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technologies and solutions.

Combining their knowledge of bar code, sensor and other wireless information systems, the new partnership will enable clients across the entire spectrum of AIDC technologies to strategically raise the visibility, reputation and value of their brands with an extended portfolio of high-impact, marketing, public relations and communications services.

“At a time when all types of wireless-based solutions are growing at a healthy pace in a variety of vertical markets worldwide, this new alliance comes at an opportune moment for emerging and established companies to raise their visibility, grow market share and enhance brand reputation,” said Ann Grackin, CEO of ChainLink Research. “I’ve known Mark and Bob for years, and both bring trusted relationships and exceptional capabilities to their new partnership.”

The partnership leverages more than 25 years of proven successes in promoting businesses engaged in the AIDC marketplace. Since 1993, Spectrum has provided marketing and communications services to a wide variety of AIDC companies including AIM Global, Checkpoint Systems, Matrics (now Motorola), RFID Journal, SATO America and TAGSYS RFID. Mark Nelson recently established his business after heading public relations and communications for a decade at Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company.

“Bob and Mark are talented and dedicated communications professionals who understand the needs of automatic identification companies, their customers and the companies that cover them,” said Mark Roberti, founder of RFID Journal and RFID Journal LIVE! “They also understand the many tools that are now available to companies, including social media, white papers, video and blogging. They can help auto identification companies achieve their business objectives.”

Through the formation of the new alliance, Spectrum and Mark Nelson Communications will be able to offer customers a cost-effective one-stop shop for a wide variety of services, including research and strategic planning, project management, lead generation, public relations, media and analyst relations, new and broadcast media, advertising, complete graphic design and production and executive and employee communications.

The two companies are currently collaborating on a project to provide public relations services for exhibitors and sponsors of RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, being held on April 12 -14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. There, the companies will also be managing the Press Room on behalf of the event’s organizer, RFID Journal.

About Spectrum Marketing & Communications

Spectrum Marketing & Communications is a boutique marketing communications firm specializing in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) market. Unlike larger firms, Spectrum’s account team is comprised of senior-level design, production and media practitioners. This hands-on business model enables Spectrum to deliver outstanding results and superior client service at an affordable price. Spectrum offers a wide variety of services including research and strategic planning, public relations, advertising and complete graphic design and production. For more information, visit

About Mark Nelson Communications

Mark Nelson Communications offers personalized strategic planning, project management and content creation services for public, media and analyst relations as well as executive and employee communications. The firm specializes in B2B communications for Information Technology companies, particularly wireless information solutions engaged in supply chain, logistics, cargo security and a wide range of vertical sectors such as energy, defense, aerospace, government and government suppliers. Backed by a wealth of experience at major public and start up businesses on both sides of the street (vendors and end-users), Mark Nelson Communications brings an insightful business perspective to client needs with authentic, responsive and creative attention. A global network of talented associates extends the firm’s full-service marketing and communications capabilities. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:

Bob Basmadjian

Spectrum Marketing & Communications

(908) 823-9400


Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson Communications

(650) 537-3731


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Benchmarking Study Points to an Increasingly Strategic Role for Accounts Payable

Orlando, FL and Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2011

Early results from a new benchmarking study show accounts payable professionals are playing an increasing important role in helping companies operate more efficiently ? from mitigating risk and managing cash to adopting new technologies and operating models.

The study is a joint initiative of the Institute of Financial Operations and APEX Analytix. More than 100 accounts payable, procure-to-pay and financial shared services leaders have participated to date. Sixty percent work for companies who do business globally, and 44 percent process more than 500,000 invoices annually.

?Preliminary results show accounts payable teams are taking on an increasingly strategic role,? says Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix. ?This is consistent with what we are hearing from our clients across the industry as they look to add value to their organizations by safeguarding disbursements.?

Nearly half of the respondents say their company?s accounts payable function has evolved to a centralized, shared services model that serves multiple business units. An additional 4.3 percent plan to move to shared services in the future. Other key findings:

Aerialogics Announces Strategic Partnership with DKI Services Corporation

Nashua, NH (PRWEB) September 29, 2011

Aerialogics, a leading supplier of aerial measurement services to U.S. and Canadian roofing, insurance and solar industries, announced today its formal technology partnership agreement with DKI Procurement, DKI Procurement is the cooperative buying program for DKI, North America?s Largest Disaster Restoration Contracting Organization. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. Under terms of the agreement, DKI Procurement will exclusively market Aerialogics? aerial measurement reporting services to the DKI Membership to gain greater measurement accuracy and increased response time in the documentation of property damage claims and executing roofing projects with less material waste. Aerialogics? measurements are accurate to within 1-2% of actual measurements and are often more accurate than manual measurements. Timely aerial measurement reporting reduces estimating, liability, and project material costs, while expediting the processing of property claims.

?Partnering with Aerialogics gives our Members access to aerial property measurements and forensic hail data in one convenient service,? said DKI?s president, Dale Sailer. ?Our Members are evaluated on their responsiveness and quality of work every day. DKI Procurement is focused on implementing new technologies that reduce costs and improve business results for our Members. Access to Aerialogics? technology means our Members obtain timely, accurate, objective data that will reduce claims processing costs, mitigate conflicts and delays, and further support our goal of achieving high levels of customer satisfaction on every job,? said Mr. Sailer.

?We are honored to have been selected by DKI Procurement to be of service to their Members, who are committed to being on the front lines of restoring people?s homes and livelihoods, wherever catastrophe strikes,? said Andrew Zickell, Aerialogics? Senior Vice President, adding, ?the partnership is a great fit because both parties strive to use the best technologies in delivering services geared to superior results for our respective customers.?

AERIALOGICS is a pioneer in aerial measurement services for the U.S. roofing, insurance, and solar industries. Our expertise converting aerial images of properties into accurate, diagramed measurements in 24-hours-or-less reduces estimating costs and improves operational productivity. For more information please visit:

DKI PROCUREMENT DKI Procurement, an offering of DKI Market Services, LLC, makes it easy for DKI Members and DIAMOND Service Providers to save money on equipment and business service purchases for their business, and to earn rebates and discounts on purchases they are already making for their businesses. DKI Procurement is available exclusively to the DKI organization. DKI and its affiliate companies provide sophisticated property loss management services to insurance companies, property managers, and risk management professionals, along with co-operative buying services, training and education programs, cutting-edge technology and other value-added services to the specialty contractor market. DKI is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, please visit

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David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller, announced that he has been retained by LiveRoof, LLC to provide public relations and media relations services to the horticultural science company. Aquilina is a Minneapolis-based B2B communications professional. LiveRoof, headquartered in Spring Lake, Mich., developed and manufactures the LiveRoof

Fresh off Marvel Studios Deal, Raleigh Makes Strategic Alliance with FBT Film & Entertainment, The Celtic Media Centre and Blueroom Post in Louisiana Production

Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) November 6, 2008

Raleigh Studios has bolstered its presence in Louisiana by teaming up with FBT Film & Entertainment, an affiliate of First Bank and Trust, and Blueroom Post to further service productions with Raleigh Studios, Baton Rouge at The Celtic Media Centre and also with a location in New Orleans. This unique union brings together the full breadth of production services Raleigh Studios has to offer; the extensive hands on production experience to help producers maximize “Louisiana spend” for qualifying tax credits and finance options of FBT; and full service post-production services with Blueroom Post. The deal brings together every aspect of production all under one roof.

“With Hollywood Rentals, the facility at The Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge and now FBT, Blue Room and a New Orleans location we can truly be the one stop Louisiana solution for any production,” said Michael Moore, President of Raleigh Studios. “We’re very excited to be associated with such a talented roster of companies.”

“We couldn’t be happier about this new strategic alliance with Raleigh Studios at The Celtic Media Centre and Blueroom Post,” said Leonard Alsfeld, FBT Film & Entertainment president and CEO. “Their reputation and history with all aspects of production services speaks for itself. This makes our clients and prospective clients that much more enthusiastic about taking advantage of all the wonderful benefits of filming in Louisiana.”

Planning is underway for Raleigh and Celtic to work with FBT and Blueroom Post to develop operations in New Orleans that will accommodate production offices, shooting and post. The new operation will have the full support of Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at The Celtic Media Centre, which already has the largest soundstages in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge and New Orleans locations will compliment each other with new post production space that will provide video and audio post services. Having Raleigh facilities in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Los Angeles will provide filmmakers with creative solutions they won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Raleigh Studios is the largest operator of independent studios in the country, with locations in Hollywood, Manhattan Beach (the new home of Marvel Studios), Playa Vista, Baton Rouge and Budapest. Raleigh’s parent company also owns the premier supplier of lighting and grip gear, Hollywood Rentals, with locations in Los Angeles, Charlotte, Orlando and Baton Rouge. Raleigh also runs Raleigh Film, the production services arm of Raleigh Studios, which crews, scouts locations, budgets and line produces TV, feature and commercial projects in Budapest and Baton Rouge. This lets productions take advantage of the considerable packaging opportunities Raleigh can offer through its multiple locations and service companies. This can appeal to a slate of films or a production where you need multiple locations.

FBT Film & Entertainment staffs offices in New Orleans and Los Angeles and helps maximize producers qualifying “Louisiana spend”. They work with the Louisiana Film Commissioner’s office, statewide local municipalities, and film liaisons to lower production costs and get more dollars “up on the screen”. Louisiana’s production tax incentives are completely transferable and FBT Film is well positioned to assist out of state production companies (with no Louisiana tax liability) in selling their credits for cash on the open market. The financing institution’s alliance with Raleigh Studios allows it to offer unique solutions to producers looking to save up to 35% over what it would cost to shoot elsewhere.

Blueroom Post is headquartered at Raleigh Studios, Manhattan Beach. The company also operates a satellite office at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood that provides ADR recording for on-lot productions. Post services at Blueroom include offline editorial, standard def and HD online finishing, visual effects and compositing, DVD and Blu-ray authoring, sound editorial and mixing in addition to dubbing, duplication and delivery services. All services will be offered through its Louisiana locations, Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at The Celtic Media Centre.

Visit Raleigh Studios for information on Raleigh and their studio operations.

Visit FBT Film for information on shooting in Louisiana.


Michael Newport

Raleigh Studios Marketing and Client Development