Endera Deploys First Electric Shuttles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Partnership with ACE Parking

August 18, 2022

Endera Deploys First Electric Shuttles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Partnership with ACE Parking

 

PHOENIX, AZ [August 18, 2022] –  Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, announced the delivery of their fully electric Endera shuttles to ACE Parking for use at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. As part of Sky Harbor International Airport’s parking operations, these will be the first fully electric shuttles deployed as circulator shuttles at the airport.

Endera Electric Shuttles for ACE Parking at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

 

ACE parking has been the manager of operations at Sky Harbor International Airport for the past 20 years and recently renewed its contract with the airport for another 10 years, including a provision requiring the incorporation of electric shuttle buses. ACE turned to Endera, who has a proven track record of delivering all-electric vehicles at off-airport parking facilities and commercial office campus facilities.

 

“ACE is proud to deliver for our customer Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport their first all-electric shuttles which will serve the traveling public of Phoenix with zero emissions moving forward.  Where many companies have been talking and promising an electric future, ACE has been pioneering and actually delivering for our airport customers over the past three years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.” said Steve Burton, President ACE Parking.

 

“Using AI-driven telematics and safety technology, the Endera shuttle buses being used at Sky Harbor Airport are technologically advanced. We were able to help ACE Parking and Sky Harbor Airport accomplish their sustainability goals and show a compelling reduction in energy and maintenance costs for these vehicles,” said John Walsh, CEO of Endera. “The vehicles and their technology are revolutionizing the way fleets are managed at airports, hospitals, universities, and any other application where high occupancy vehicles are utilized. Our smart technology coupled with the resulting efficiency saves fleet operators precious financial and energy resources.”

 

Endera’s all-electric buses use a lightweight composite body that maximizes range efficiency achieving up to 130 miles of range on a fully-packed 26 passenger bus with charging capability in as little as two hours and 15 minutes, making it the most efficient shuttle of its size on the market in the US. Additionally, these shuttles feature Endera’s cutting-edge smart technology to automate records and reporting, as well as provide a new dispatching console for their management team to carry out operations.

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

 

About ACE Parking

ACE Parking is a privately held and family-owned company that offers a wide range of services including mobility solutions, municipality and transportation in over 500 locations across America. Based in Southern California, ACE brings over 70 years of expertise to a diverse range of clients both public and private. www.aceparking.com

 

Media Contact

Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

V2 Composites Introduces The Next Generation T-Biscuit®,  The Revolutionary Solution For Shear Connection Failures  in Parking Structures

August 17, 2022

V2 Composites Introduces The Next Generation T-Biscuit®, 

The Revolutionary Solution For Shear Connection Failures 

in Parking Structures

 

The Custom-Engineered Product for Existing and New Concrete Parking Garages

 

 

AUBURN, AL — August 17, 2022 — V2 Composites, the industry leader in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) repair solutions in precast concrete, introduces the new and improved T-Biscuit, a premier product and go-to solution for the repair of failed shear connections in concrete parking structures.

V2’s proprietary carbon fiber T-Biscuit has proven to be the simplest and most economical solution on the market today to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of pre-cast double tee beams, which often fail as a result of fatigue and/or corrosion.

Im excited and proud to introduce the next generation of this revolutionary product,” said Kevin Horne, CEO of V2 Composites. Over the last four years, our engineers and composite experts have been in constant contact with our customers, listening to their recommendations and their needs. The result is a new and improved product that will not only remedy shear connection failures in existing structures but the new T-Biscuit can be utilized in new construction projects as well.”

The next generation product, fabricated from custom-engineered CFRP laminate, meets or exceeds all the demanding capacities of the original T-Biscuit, and it accommodates the loads and fatigue increasingly associated with shear connection failure.

Understanding the additional specifications dictated by the newer, thinner, and wider double tee beam designs, company engineers consulted with V2 customers to ensure the redesigned T-Biscuit met the new requirements and was more user-friendly for installers.

The New and Improved T-Biscuit

•           Meets or exceeds precast concrete code requirements published by ACI and PCI.

•           Increases in-plane bending capacity by 330% over the previous product.

•           Closely mirrors the joint deflection characteristics of a standard welded connection.

•           Significantly reduces stress in the tee flange during reverse bending and in-plane movements resulting from thermal volume change.

•           Sports a new geometry that allows for the installation in all currently produced double tee beam thicknesses, and accommodates a deeper depression for the backer rod and joint sealant.

V2 Composites, Inc.®, established in 1999, designs and fabricates some of the industrys strongest and most versatile composite reinforcement solutions. For more than 20 years, it has served small and large general construction, design, and precast concrete companies in North America. V2 offers custom-stitched products for use in high-rise development, bridge-building, parking garage construction, cooling towers, and wind turbines. Through innovative technology and improved manufacturing processes, V2 produces cost-effective, time-saving composite solutions tailored to achieve the unique performance requirements of every project. V2 Composites, headquartered in Auburn, Alabama, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

For more information on T-Biscuit and V2 Composites Structural Systems line, visit https://www.v2composites.com.

Parkopedia partners with ETCP to expand smart parking and payment services to drivers in China

August 17, 2022

 

Parkopedia partners with ETCP to expand smart parking and payment services to drivers in China

  • Parkopedia now supports both in-car ‘Access and Pay’ and QR code parking payments at more than 3 million ETCP managed spaces across 60 major cities in China
  • Both parking payment methods utilise licence plate recognition technology to allow for seamless parking payments at almost 5,000 ETCP powered facilities
  • Access and Pay enables automatic parking payments via a single sign-on account for ultimate driver convenience
  • By integrating Access and Pay and QR code parking payments into its existing, single API interface, Parkopedia continues to support automakers and drivers in navigating the highly fragmented parking payments industry in China

17 August 2022 – Shanghai, China

Leading connected vehicle services provider Parkopedia now allows drivers to find and pay for parking from behind the wheel, at more than 3 million parking spaces, across almost 5,000 locations in 60 major cities in China, thanks to a recent partnership with ETCP.

As one of the largest parking payment providers in the country, ETCP manages nearly 600 million transactions per month. The partnership with Parkopedia enables drivers to make automatic parking payments through ‘Access and Pay’, as well as convenient payments via integrated QR codes from behind the wheel.

According to a driver survey carried out by Parkopedia and Zhongyan last year, there is a strong growing demand for in-vehicle parking express payments in China, with less than 1% of those surveyed still paying for parking with cash, 40% already paying for parking via their vehicle’s head unit infotainment system and almost all surveyed are willing to pay a surcharge of more than ¥5 per month for in-vehicle parking payment services.

Parkopedia’s in-vehicle Access and Pay and QR code parking payment services both utilise the licence plate recognition technology present at all ETCP facilities for seamless payment experiences, every time.

Access and Pay can be subscribed to via the automaker’s connected services, or activated by the driver via the infotainment screen, and only requires drivers to opt in to the service once, linking a payment card, AliPay or WeChat Pay account. Once a vehicle is registered with the service, an entry event is created when the vehicle enters a participating parking facility, and an exit event is created when it leaves. From these two events, an accurate transaction is calculated and the associated payment account is charged, with the driver notified.

Currently, when paying for parking via QR code, drivers are required to search parking facilities for physically displayed codes, however, this process can leave drivers frustrated and introduce safety risks with pedestrians focused on mobile devices within close proximity to moving vehicles. Parkopedia collects accurate parking payment QR codes directly from ETCP and embeds these digitally into the vehicle’s infotainment system. Drivers can then use their smartphone to scan the location QR code displayed on their infotainment screen to complete an express payment via a saved payment card, Alipay or WeChat Pay. This allows drivers to seamlessly pay for their parking safely with their smartphone without having to leave the vehicle, either before leaving or upon arriving at their destination.

Parkopedia offers car manufacturers the option of integrating these QR codes either into their existing smartphone apps or directly into the vehicle’s head unit. License plate recognition technology will log when the vehicle enters and exits the parking facility, allowing the correct parking fee to be charged seamlessly as the driver leaves the facility.

Ding Xian, General Manager for Parkopedia in China, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with ETCP, one of the largest parking facility operators in the country. As the global leader of in-car parking and payment solutions, we are confident in providing Chinese automakers with superior connected vehicle products and services, ensuring they can deliver positive driver user experiences both today and in the future. We continue to invest heavily in our products and services in China, with various coverage expansions and technology advancement announcements to follow.”

 

Li Yunwei, Business Manager of ETCP, said: “With the development purpose of ‘connecting people and vehicles’, we are pleased to establish a deeper cooperation relationship with Parkopedia, and continue to expand the smart parking scenarios and service capabilities on in-car, city and field levels, and build a multi-directional of digital connectivity via cross brand, platform and scene interconnection.”

Parkopedia already helps millions of drivers each month find available parking in more than 100 cities across China, with the company’s static data product giving drivers the core information they need regarding location, price and opening hours, while its dynamic data product also calculates the probability a parking space will be available at the driver’s time of arrival. Recent independent Ground Truth Testing found Parkopedia to be the provider of the most accurate and complete parking data in the country.

Parkopedia continues to expand its partnership portfolio in China, integrating further operator payment interfaces into its unified API interface to deliver complete coverage to drivers and to provide market-leading parking payment products and services to automakers across the country.

 

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organisations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuelling and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors.

Visit our global website at business.parkopedia.com or our dedicated China website business.parkopedia.com/zh-cnfor more information.

 

Media Contact

Hilary Qian

Marketing Manager

Parkopedia China

+86 15102184863

hilary.qian@parkopedia.com

 

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2022 CRSI HONORS Recognition Program Recipients

August 16, 2022

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2022 CRSI HONORS Recognition Program Recipients

 

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS – The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is proud to announce the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS design and construction awards program. Ten projects were selected to receive recognition from the numerous entries submitted.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of Satisfaction of owner objectives, Development of innovative solutions, Maximizing project value, Effective use of reinforced concrete, and Overall aesthetics. Seven submittals received a premier HONORS Award while three received Merit Certificate recognition.

For over 50 years, CRSI has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers, and construction managers across North America. Submittals can be made by anyone in the design/construction team. This cycle’s entries represent a wide range of project types from all regions of the United States. Each of the selections demonstrates an excellence in leveraging reinforcing steel’s inherencies as a part of the world’s most popular building material.

All the recognized projects will be considered for case studies and for other promotions showcasing steel reinforced concrete construction. The Institute is pleased to acknowledge all these unique and successful projects.

The following projects were selected for recognition (submitting organization is in parenthesis):

 

RESIDENTIAL AND HOTEL

One Chicago (McHugh Concrete Construction) – HONORS Award

Circa (CKC Structural Engineers) – Merit Certificate

EDUCATIONAL

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Bowes Center (Tipping Structural Engineers) – HONORS Award


HEALTHCARE

INOVA Loudoun Hospital (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

COMMERCIAL AND MIXED-USE

Fifteen Fifty (DCI Engineers) – HONORS Award

Hale Kalele (BASE) – Merit Certificate

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, OR ENTERTAINMENT

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Thornton Tomasetti) – HONORS Award

TRANSPORTATION

Children’s Hospital Parking Garage (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

 

BRIDGE

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

I-579 Urban Open Space Cap (HDR, Inc.) – Merit Certificate

For more information on this year’s CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards winning projects, please contact Dave Mounce, Director of Communications, at dmounce@crsi.org or 630-380-5820.

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

 

SURVISION: LPR becomes key in adding value to Parking customer experience in luxury office buildings

August 16, 2022

 

 

SURVISION: LPR becomes key in adding value to Parking customer experience in luxury office buildings

 

 

Associated in the past with high-quality materials and devoted service, today’s luxury means intelligence. Luxury clients want a smooth and frictionless experience from the very first moment they enter the building… and of course, it starts with the parking!

So, today’s Landlords have the never-ending challenge of turning their developments into “intelligent buildings” that provide a luxury experience from the moment tenants access the facility.

For an office building, Luxury equals efficiency; customers want to spend no time doing boring/unproductive activities; they want their time back, so they have a great appreciation for time-saving methods and easier experiences.

 

This is the case of 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, a Trophy Class office building located on Washington’s most prestigious thoroughfare. The building contains fourteen levels of above-grade office space, approximately 763,000 rentable square feet, and just over 41,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

But… What about the parking?

For the 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue crew, the journey had to be complete: The parking experience in its three levels of underground parking needed to be the beginning of a modern and powerful experience. A high-class office in a building with slow/clumsy/polluted parking is a poor combination.

So, how to offer a faster, cleaner, and smarter parking experience?; It’s still just parking, what else can be improved? Right?

Well… Let’s think about it.

Monthly Service

Monthly parking service is part of their commercial offer…and an opportunity to rethink everything about it! 

Monthly parking is a cold service where you already have all the information about who is allowed in; what about using this information to optimize all parking-related operations?

… In a timely fashion

When you think about parking, you immediately feel how your whole day rhythm goes down for a while: searching for a badge, slowing the car down, waiting for the barrier to open and so forth. But, let us dream… What if you could go through the barrier without even slowing down? Is that even possible?

Yes…  it’s called LPR/ANPR

For the 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue Challenge, Scheidt & Bachmann chose Survision Nanopak Rugged LPR Cameras to upgrade the parking facility with License Plate Recognition capabilities and benefits such as:

  1. Automatic gate opening in entrances and exits, decreasing the wait before the barrier by more than 50%.
  2. Badges are not needed anymore, decreasing the operational costs of managing access cards or stickers (and the pain for the client to pick up his card or lose it)
  3. Improved Security: Once the license plate is captured and received in real-time by the building security systems, it’s possible to match it with security forces hot list or other databases, so immediate alerts are issued.

 

Survision Nanopak rugged LPR camera at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue Office Building

 

Survision LPR/ANPR technology makes badges and waiting at the gate a thing of the past.

The accuracy challenge

When a barrier opens by the decision of an algorithm, precision becomes a significant concern, no one wants false positives gates opening in a top-level office building, nor the complaints coming from false negatives victims either! So it has to be a very good machine if you are planning to entrust it with your parking’s entering and exiting.

Using their AI-Powered LPR algorithm, Survision LPR cameras achieved a more-than-satisfactory 98.34 % accuracy rate (and 99.14% N-1). This is where Survision LPR cameras make a big difference: an excellent confidence level that allows an accurate and secure operation, just what a state-of-the-art parking needs.

survisiongroup.com

New and Improved ParkBoston app, Powered by ParkMobile, Launches Today

August 15, 2022

 

 

 

New and Improved ParkBoston app, Powered by ParkMobile, Launches Today

 

 

Current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update the app to continue making mobile parking payments in the city.

 

 

 

BOSTON, MA – August 15, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, announced today the official launch of the new and improved ParkBoston app. In partnership with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department, the upgraded ParkBoston app replaces the previous version, which will no longer work as of today. All current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update their app to the new version to continue making mobile parking payments in the city. Updating the app is a quick and easy process that takes less than one minute.

The new ParkBoston app allows people to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city, as well as any location in North America where ParkMobile is accepted. Additionally, people who already have the ParkMobile app can now use that app to pay for parking in Boston, providing more options for residents and visitors.

The new ParkBoston app offers new advanced features to improve the user experience, including a map view to locate nearby spaces, the “Find My Car” feature that navigates a user back to their parked vehicle, mobile alerts when a parking session is about to expire, and new payment options like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

“Together with ParkMobile, we are thrilled to officially launch the new and improved ParkBoston app, making it even easier for our residents and visitors to pay for parking all over the city,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets for the City of Boston. “With an enhanced design and innovative new features, the updated ParkBoston app creates a more seamless parking experience for those who choose to drive.”

The ParkBoston app is available for both iPhone and Android devices or can be accessed on a mobile web browser athttps://park.boston.gov/. To pay for parking using the new ParkBoston app, users will create an account, enter the zone number posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the “start parking” button. Users can easily extend the time of their parking session in the app, so they don’t have to run back to feed the meter.

“After months in development in close collaboration with the City of Boston, we are excited to introduce the new ParkBoston app,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “This launch expands our presence in the New England region, giving our large base of 38 million users more locations where they can use our apps to quickly and easily make a mobile parking payment. We are excited to continue to grow our presence in Massachusetts with several new cities launching very soon.”

 

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

About the Boston Transportation Department: About the Boston Transportation Department: The Boston Transportation Department’s vision is for Boston’s streets to be safe, multimodal, and inclusive. The team plans, builds, maintains, and operates roads across the City of Boston. For more information about their work, visit boston.gov/transportation or @BostonBTD on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

ParkBoston Contact: Carla Tankle, Streets Cabinet for Boston Transportation Department, carla.tankle@boston.gov

Lakewood, Ohio, Expands ParkMobile Partnership in an Effort to Modernize Parking in the City

August 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

Lakewood, Ohio, Expands ParkMobile Partnership in an Effort to Modernize Parking in the City

 

 

ParkMobile will now provide contactless payment options for over 1,000 additional spaces throughout Lakewood

 

 

 

Lakewood, Ohio – August 12, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in North America, has expanded its partnership with the City of Lakewood, Ohio. A suburb of Cleveland, Lakewood is enhancing their parking experience with over 900 on-street and 160 off-street parking spaces now available on the ParkMobile app.

“We are happy to build upon our existing ParkMobile partnership as we expand options for payment with our on-street parking operation,” said Shawn Leininger, Director of Planning & Development from the City of Lakewood. “With over 1,000 parking spaces now offering ParkMobile’s contactless system, our residents and guests have another easy way to pay for parking by using their phone.”

ParkMobile can be found at numerous locations throughout Cleveland, so locals will be familiar with the app. It is also used throughout the state in Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo. Ohio is home to over 800,000 ParkMobile users, with 64,500 of those in Cleveland. Overall, ParkMobile is available in over 500 cities nationwide.

ParkMobile has over 38 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser via QR code or text message. To pay for parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device.

“Cleveland is a strong market for us, so we are excited to expand our partnership with Lakewood,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “We expect the City to see strong mobile payment adoption with this expansion, especially for on-street patrons visiting Lakewood’s lively downtown area.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

August 11, 2022

 

 

 

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded
Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

 

Ultra-slim curtain reduces headroom requirement, providing specifiers aesthetically pleasing rolling grille options for a variety of new applications.

 

 

 

Mason, OH  –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, available through both the Cornell and Cookson brands, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. The patented, ultra-slim profile of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, providing a security solution for facilities with low headroom. Previously only available in high-performance construction, this technology is now available in standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grilles. This product will be available in Clopay®Corporation’s Cornell and Cookson brands.

“By expanding the availability of MicroCoil® in a standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grille, we are able to provide architects, designers and facility managers with a new range of security options for small spaces and retrofit projects,” said Siva Davuluri, Vice President of Marketing, Clopay® Corporation. “It is well suited for schools, urban retail applications, older buildings and structures that cannot utilize a standard size operating grille due to headroom and clearance restraints, or any structure that cannot be heavily altered,” he added.

A Plethora of New Applications 

A major benefit of broadening the availability of MicroCoil® is its patented combination of technology, durability and aesthetics. The Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille provides space-saving performance for facilities that do not require the speed and operation of high-performance rolling grilles.

“While our Extreme High Performance MicroCoil® Grille is a boon for busy parking facilities around the country, there are a number of retail and mixed-use applications that can benefit from low headroom coiling grilles that complement the building, while providing protection and security,” explained Heather Bender, Strategic Marketing Manager, Clopay® Corporation.

“In major cities around the country, historic buildings are often occupied by luxury retailers and high-end boutiques,” explained Jason Millard, Architectural Design Support – Project Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “Whether you’re in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago, these spaces often have low headroom, and specifiers can’t change the physical structure and dimensions of the storefront. In order to provide security, they have traditionally relied on scissor gates, but now with Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, they have a compact, affordable option that is more robust, blends with the surrounding architecture and allows window shoppers to see merchandise after hours.”

Designed to Perform

Product engineers at Clopay® Corporation made several modifications to standard grilles in order to accommodate the curtain for the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille. The steel counter-balance coil shaft has been updated from a standard four-inch barrel to a more robust six-inch barrel. This allows the patented vertical chains to coil tightly and efficiently while providing a stiffer base to support the structure.

“The secret of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is in the patented design of the curved links,” explained Millard. “The links increase in length as you move down the grille curtain. When the curtain retracts into the head unit, the increasingly longer links allow the grille to coil tightly and neatly stack into itself,” he added. The unique link construction also significantly reduces noise and vibration during motor or manual operations, making it one of the quietest grilles in the industry.

Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille can be specified in a wide range of heights—from 6’ to 14’.5”—and widths up to 26’. The links are made of high-quality 304-gauge stainless steel and an easy-link repair system contributes to less maintenance, making repairs easy. Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is rated and warranted to 50,000 cycles and comes with the brand’s full suite of safety and aesthetic features, including photo eyes, light curtains and powder coated finishes.

More Information

To learn more about the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, please visit: https://www.cornelliron.com/product/visionaire-microcoil-grille or architectdoorhelp.com

 

About Clopay® Corporation

Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.

Clopay is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, and operates four manufacturing facilities and 52 distribution centers. For more information, visit www.clopaydoor.com.

 

Contact

Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications

570-550-7652

areitz@clopay.com

EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

August 11, 2022

EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

 

New supply agreement will mitigate supply chain risk and support fast charging deployment targets

 

 

LOS ANGELES—-EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO) (EVgo), the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that it has entered into a new supply agreement with Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and energy management solutions and leader in EV charging solutions. Under the agreement, Delta will supply EVgo with 1,000 fast chargers with up to 350kW power output, which supports EVgo’s recently announced project with General Motors (GM) and Pilot Company, as well as other EVgo eXtend and fleet projects and expansions to EVgo’s owned and operated charging network.

“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership”

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“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo and Delta share a reputation as industry first-movers and this collaboration will showcase our complementary strengths and expertise, while supporting EVgo’s momentum and deployment targets to expand access to world-class EV charging experiences across the U.S.”

“For over 50 years, Delta has been leveraging its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics to provide energy-saving solutions capable of nurturing megatrends that support sustainability. Our e-mobility track record includes not only having shipped over one million EV chargers to our worldwide customers but also long-term cooperation with world-class EV manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. We are excited to partner with a leader like EVgo, especially as the United States aims for rapid growth in e-mobility,” said Kelvin Huang, President of Delta Electronics Americas Region.

Founded in 1971, Delta Electronics brings decades of experience in power and energy management solutions, guided under its corporate mission “to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.” Delta operates approximately 200 facilities worldwide, including manufacturing, sales, and R&D centers. With strong system integration capabilities, the company offers a broad spectrum of smart green solutions across EV charging, industrial automation and smart manufacturing, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart factories and sustainable cities. The Delta units for EVgo will primarily consist of 350 kW EV chargers with a power-sharing functionality.

For more information on the locations of fast chargers within EVgo’s charging network, visit www.evgo.com. For more information about Delta Electronics, please visit www.delta-americas.com.

About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles. As of the end of the second quarter 2022, with more than 850 charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and approximately 444,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo leads the way on transportation electrification, partnering with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the U.S. to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. As a charging technology first mover, EVgo works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of EVs by providing a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, whether for a daily commute or a commercial fleet.

About Delta Electronics

Delta Electronics, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and energy management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across five continents.

Throughout its history, Delta Electronics received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices (DJSI) for 11 consecutive years. In 2021, Delta was also recognized by CDP with leadership level ratings for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain.

Contacts

EVgo
For Investors:
Ted Brooks, VP of Investor Relations
investors@evgo.com
310-954-2943

For Media:
press@evgo.com

Delta Electronics Americas Region
Adrian Sferle
Marketing & Communications Manager
adrian.sferle@deltaww.com
+1-510-945-7285

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

August 11, 2022

 

 

 

Clopay® Corporation Introduces Cornell and Cookson Branded
Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille

 

Ultra-slim curtain reduces headroom requirement, providing specifiers aesthetically pleasing rolling grille options for a variety of new applications.

 

 

 

Mason, OH –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, available through both the Cornell and Cookson brands, expanding its product line of security grilles featuring award-winning curtain technology. The patented, ultra-slim profile of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille requires nearly 30% less headroom than standard industry grilles. The curtain coils tightly and efficiently, providing a security solution for facilities with low headroom. Previously only available in high-performance construction, this technology is now available in standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grilles. This product will be available in Clopay®Corporation’s Cornell and Cookson brands.

“By expanding the availability of MicroCoil® in a standard-cycle, standard-speed rolling grille, we are able to provide architects, designers and facility managers with a new range of security options for small spaces and retrofit projects,” said Siva Davuluri, Vice President of Marketing, Clopay® Corporation. “It is well suited for schools, urban retail applications, older buildings and structures that cannot utilize a standard size operating grille due to headroom and clearance restraints, or any structure that cannot be heavily altered,” he added.

A Plethora of New Applications 

A major benefit of broadening the availability of MicroCoil® is its patented combination of technology, durability and aesthetics. The Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille provides space-saving performance for facilities that do not require the speed and operation of high-performance rolling grilles.

“While our Extreme High Performance MicroCoil® Grille is a boon for busy parking facilities around the country, there are a number of retail and mixed-use applications that can benefit from low headroom coiling grilles that complement the building, while providing protection and security,” explained Heather Bender, Strategic Marketing Manager, Clopay® Corporation.

“In major cities around the country, historic buildings are often occupied by luxury retailers and high-end boutiques,” explained Jason Millard, Architectural Design Support – Project Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “Whether you’re in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago, these spaces often have low headroom, and specifiers can’t change the physical structure and dimensions of the storefront. In order to provide security, they have traditionally relied on scissor gates, but now with Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, they have a compact, affordable option that is more robust, blends with the surrounding architecture and allows window shoppers to see merchandise after hours.”

Designed to Perform

Product engineers at Clopay® Corporation made several modifications to standard grilles in order to accommodate the curtain for the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille. The steel counter-balance coil shaft has been updated from a standard four-inch barrel to a more robust six-inch barrel. This allows the patented vertical chains to coil tightly and efficiently while providing a stiffer base to support the structure.

“The secret of Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is in the patented design of the curved links,” explained Millard. “The links increase in length as you move down the grille curtain. When the curtain retracts into the head unit, the increasingly longer links allow the grille to coil tightly and neatly stack into itself,” he added. The unique link construction also significantly reduces noise and vibration during motor or manual operations, making it one of the quietest grilles in the industry.

Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille can be specified in a wide range of heights—from 6’ to 14’.5”—and widths up to 26’. The links are made of high-quality 304-gauge stainless steel and an easy-link repair system contributes to less maintenance, making repairs easy. Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille is rated and warranted to 50,000 cycles and comes with the brand’s full suite of safety and aesthetic features, including photo eyes, light curtains and powder coated finishes.

More Information

To learn more about the Visionaire® MicroCoil® Grille, please visit: https://www.cornelliron.com/product/visionaire-microcoil-grille or architectdoorhelp.com

 

About Clopay® Corporation

Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.

Clopay is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, and operates four manufacturing facilities and 52 distribution centers. For more information, visit www.clopaydoor.com.

 

Contact

Adrienne Reitz, Director of Marketing Communications

570-550-7652

areitz@clopay.com

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