The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-27T08:15:36Z Sale of EnviroSuite’s Consulting Practice 2017-04-27T08:15:36Z sale-of-envirosuite-s-consulting-practice EnviroSuite Limited (ASX: EVS) (EnviroSuite or the Company) today announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to sell its entire Pacific Environment Consulting practice, including DLA, (together PEC) to the world’s leading environmental and sustainability consulting group, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) for A$15 million (the Transaction). The Transaction is being conducted via a sale of the shares in EnviroSuite’s three PEC subsidiaries. On completion of the Transaction, EnviroSuite will enter into a Cooperation Agreement with ERM pursuant to which the two companies will, amongst other things, collaborate to bring a combination of EnviroSuite’s award-winning SaaS platform and ERM’s global consulting capabilities to clients across the world. All PEC staff will transfer to ERM when it acquires the three PEC subsidiaries.  The continuing EnviroSuite team will focus exclusively on the global expansion of EnviroSuite’s software service and ongoing feature development. The sale is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of various conditions, including: •      there being no material adverse change affecting PEC before completion; and •      other customary completion conditions, including landlord and key customer consents. Completion of the Transaction is anticipated to occur in late May to early June 2017.  The purchase price of $15m will be paid in cash on completion and will be subject to agreed adjustments for net debt and working capital.  EnviroSuite has agreed with ERM that it will apply $500,000 of the purchase price towards incentivising current and future leaders of PEC. Following the transaction, EnviroSuite will have a cost base that reflects a SaaS business with a focused technology team and a global sales outlook.  A detailed expense line review is currently being undertaken to ensure that the cost base remains as efficient as possible.EnviroSuite SaaS Focus The sale of PEC is a natural extension of EnviroSuite’s strategy to become the world’s leading provider of SaaS monitoring and operations management services for environmental management solutions. Funds from the sale of PEC will enable the Company to further invest in sales, marketing and ongoing development of the features of the EnviroSuite software platform, to maintain its market leadership and to continue to attract highly skilled individuals and partners.  The timing of the settlement of the sale will support the recent establishment and growth of the sales and marketing teams in the USA and Europe and will add to the current sales momentum in those geographies together with Australasia. With a rapidly growing pipeline, new sales partners and recent sales in Spain, UK, USA and Mexico across a range of industry sectors and government the Company is well placed to make this transition.  ERM has an established internal structure to identify and incorporate external technologies and services into its consulting projects. This paves the way for the development of a strong working relationship with EnviroSuite. ERM has already identified a number of current project opportunities in which it intends to involve EnviroSuite’s services. Robin Ormerod, Managing Director, EnviroSuite, said, “We are thrilled to announce this transformational deal with ERM. Our market-leading consulting business becomes a valued part of a highly respected global group, offering exciting career opportunities for the team. For EnviroSuite, working with the global leader in environmental management is an exceptional distribution opportunity and one that we expect will be a game changer for our business globally.”ERM’s Chief Executive Officer, Keryn James, said, “like ERM, EnviroSuite and its Pacific Environment consulting practice has a very strong reputation for professional excellence and client service. We have pursued this acquisition with great enthusiasm and we are confident that it will provide an opportunity to expand our respective offerings to existing clients, as well as a stronger capability and track record for us to pursue new clients in key markets together.”About ERM Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. Through more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people, ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for its clients. Over the past three years, ERM has worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 companies, delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients, helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.About EnviroSuite EnviroSuite Limited (ASX:EVS), is a global provider of monitoring and operational management services through its leading software as a service platform. The EnviroSuite platform presents a range of monitoring, management and reporting capabilities that are incorporated into a diverse array of operations from water treatment to large scale construction, open cut mines, food processing, port operations, environmental regulation and other industry uses. The leading edge software platform complements and facilitates the pace of technology adoption by industry and the growing expectations of communities the world over that hold environmental quality as key pillars to human health and wellbeing. EnviroSuite offers a stand-alone software service through to a comprehensive platform to assist companies with their environmental monitoring, management and reporting requirements.  The EnviroSuite technology was developed, and continues to be driven and supported by some of the world’s best minds in environmental monitoring and management. EnviroSuite is receiving increasing global recognition for its innovative platform that is quickly working its way into the everyday operations of industry.ENDS Selectronic & LG Chem to offer Australians more flexible energy solutions 2017-04-26T00:41:53Z selectronic-lg-chem-to-offer-australians-more-flexible-energy-solutions Sydney, Australia, 26 April, 2017 – LG Chem, Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries have announced compatibility with Selectronic, Australia’s leading provider of battery inverters. The LG Chem RESU/Selectronic pairing will provide consumers with a quality solution to not only reduce their electricity spend, but also can provide a steady flow of power during grid outages. The collaboration was formed on the single mindset and need for improved energy storage solutions within the Australian market. Using a Selectronic SP PRO battery inverter with LG Chem RESU batteries will provide much needed power security to consumers – this combination will ensure that people have back-up power during blackouts and extreme weather. “We’re excited to now be compatible with the leading Australian inverter manufacturer,” said Jamie Allen, Business Manager, Australia and Pacific, at LG Chem. “Selectronic has over 35 years of providing Australian-made energy storage solutions for both on- and off-grid applications. It’s an exciting prospect to see the two companies come together to provide such flexible solutions.” This storage solution is ideal for the retrofit market; it can be added to any existing grid-tie solar system or incorporated into a new installation. As feed-in-tariff’s wind down, there are no longer incentives driving consumers to send their excess energy back into the grid. This solution allows consumers to regain control over their electricity consumption by storing their solar-generated energy to reuse at night and during peak times. People may even choose to go completely off- grid with LG Chem and Selectronic. “Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of lithium solutions come and go,” said Rod Scott, CEO at Selectronic. “We’ve been in the industry for a long time, and are careful to put out the right solutions and partner with the right companies. Working with LG Chem was a good opportunity and a great fit for Selectronic”. The integration of LG Chem’s RESU series with Selectronic’s world-class inverter has gone through significant R&D and field testing by both companies to ensure the Australian consumer was getting the best solution. There are more than 30 field test sites around Australia enjoying the benefits of this rock-solid combination. “It’s easy to put out a solution and not be around to back it up,” said Scott. “Working with LG Chem means we’re working with a trusted brand that has a proven track record. It’s an exciting time with a lot of technologies and companies in a very fast moving market, so it’s important to sort through what is and isn’t a reliable solution.” For more information visit http://www.lgesspartner.com/au http://www.selectronic.com.au/ About LG Chem Ltd. LG Chem, Ltd. is Korea’s largest diversified chemical company which operates three main business units: Petrochemicals, IT & Electronic Materials and Energy Solution. The chemical business manufactures a wide range of products, from petrochemical goods to high-value added plastics. It also extends its chemical expertise into high-tech areas such as electronic materials and rechargeable batteries field. Based on the many years of experience in the development and production of batteries, LG Chem is one of the world's leaders in energy storage systems. As such, the company is a primary supplier for the mobile and automotive industry around the world. Entering the business of ESS in 2010, LG Chem has constantly developed and supplied innovative solutions for the ESS market segments such as Grid, Residential and UPS. Throughout multiple production facilities and an extensive distribution network globally, LG Chem has become a global leading company. About Selectronic Selectronic has been delivering energy solutions to Australia and the world for more than fifty years. It has been designing and manufacturing battery-based multi-mode inverters in Melbourne, Australia since 1981. The SP PRO is a smarter battery inverter that can be used in almost any situation; both off-grid and Solar Hybrid (grid-connect) for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The SP PRO is compatible with solar, wind, hydro, microgrids and generators. Selectronic is a second generation family-owned and operated company that employs around 30 staff in outer-eastern Melbourne. It exports to countries all over the globe. You can find an SP PRO in the tropics of Indonesia, the mountains of the Himalayas, the outback of Australia and on homes throughout the world. Media Contact: Claire Ferrie LEWIS Global Communications T: 02 8599 1000 LGChemAU@teamlewis.com Jack+Jules Offers Reusable Shopping Bags as Plastic Bag Ban Movement Grows 2017-04-21T01:53:18Z jack-jules-offers-reusable-shopping-bags-as-plastic-bag-ban-movement-grows   As calls grow for a plastic bag ban in Victoria, NSW and Western Australia, Jack+Jules is poised to provide bag solutions for shoppers.   Waleed Aly of Channel Ten’s The Project, drew attention to the issue of plastic bags in a recent commentary on the destructive nature of plastic and the need for a national ban. As Aly pointed out, a plastic bag takes an estimated 1,000 years to break down and Australians have the dubious distinction of producing the second highest amount of waste, per person, in the world.   “It’s estimated that Australians use between 4-6 billion plastic bags annually,” Aly said. “We use more than 10 million plastic bags every day.”   Concerned by this growing reliance on single-use plastic bags, Jack+Jules founders Jackie Hegarty and Julie McMahon designed and manufactured a set of reusable shopping bags as a convenient and stylish alternative to plastic.   “Our bags are extremely strong and are washable, which many reusable bags are not,” explains Hegarty.  “They also stuff quickly back into a drawstring pouch which makes them very easy to carry.”   Part of a larger range of lifestyle bags that include day bags, lightweight cooler bags, beach bags, yoga mat bags and insulated bags, Jack+Jules products come in an array of bright colours inspired by the Australian landscape.   Available online at www.jackandjules.com.au, a set of three Market Bags retails at $32.   About Jack+Jules: Founded in 2015, Jack+Jules is the collaboration between two Americans who have made Australia home. Beginning with sustainable, reusable bag sets to combat the rise of plastic bag usage, Jack+Jules has since branched out to design and produce quality, lifestyle bags. Cyclone Debbie can't wash out dedication 2017-04-19T02:16:08Z cyclone-debbie-can-t-wash-out-dedication As the people of Queensland took shelter from the seemingly endless torrential rain the most vulnerable in our community still urgently required the care and support that they’ve come to depend on. The dedicated professionals of the aged care industry knew their important work must continue, unaffected by the wrath of Cyclone Debbie. Those they cared for simply couldn’t be left to struggle alone. Arriving at work with bags full of clothes, Seasons Aged Care workers took it upon themselves to prepare to spend the long, rain-soaked night tending to residents. “They all came to work knowing they may not get home that night,” said Tracey Silvester, Envigor Home Care’s executive manager. “Their first priority was making sure that the residents had enough staff on the ground to assist them.” Staff ignored warnings that they may be flooded in, and be left unable to return home for the foreseeable future, instead choosing to put their clients first. “These selfless people are the real reason there were no disaster stories to print,” said Nick Loudon, CEO of Seasons Aged Care and Envigor Home Care. “The families don’t even know the true calibre of the people they’ve entrusted their elderly loved one to.” Delivering meals in the midst of Debbie’s fury was just another way that aged care workers went above and beyond for the clients who depend on them. “One staff member told the manager that she was still going to come to work, even though it meant she may have to walk through water to get there,” said Ms Silvester. “As it happened she didn’t, but she was prepared to do it. “Staff I contacted on days off to cover those who were flooded in, happily came to work.” The efforts of these ordinary employees putting their elderly clients first is one that should be remembered as a shining example of the dedicated and exemplary people who make up the industry. “This is the truest reflection of the people who work in Aged Care in Australia,” said Mr Loudon, remembering his employee’s efforts to continue unaffected by the storm that shut down the South East, “it’s just what they do, who they are.” To learn more about Envigor Ipswich, phone Linda Marsden on 0433 431 794 or email lmarsden@envigor.com.au or Angel Potts on 0410 760 661 or email apotts@envigor.com.au. Or you can visit the Envigor website here: http://www.envigor.com.au. HRL selected for Expert Panel assisting Government in Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Implementation Plan 2017-04-11T02:50:52Z hrl-selected-for-expert-panel-assisting-government-in-hazelwood-mine-fire-inquiry-implementation-plan Energy expert, HRL, has been selected to join an Expert Panel of technical consultants and independent peer reviewers to assist Government in implementing the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Implementation Plan Actions IP-156 and IP-181. The Hazelwood Mine Fire devastated the Latrobe Valley. Burning for 45 days over February and March 2014, it hit local communities hard and left residents physically and emotionally exhausted. In May 2015, a reopened Inquiry was asked to investigate: Whether the Hazelwood Mine Fire led to increased deaths How to improve the health of the Latrobe Valley community Options for rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley coal mines Following its investigations, the Inquiry provided recommendations on how to ensure the same mistakes are not made again. In total, the Government will invest more than $80 million to respond to the Hazelwood Mine Fire, and will work in collaboration with the Expert Panel to ensure the Inquiry Implementation Plan Actions are implemented for best results. With HRL's broad energy expertise and long-standing commitment to the Latrobe Valley, the organisation is well equipped to fulfil this role. Ken Jefferd, CEO of HRL, said, "We are proud to be a part of the Expert Panel serving the Latrobe Valley. With a long history of service in this area dating back to the 1950s, it is important to us to ensure the long-term health, safety, and prosperity of this region. We look forward to collaborating with other experts in the field to ensure the Government delivers on these objectives." ABOUT HRLWith a rich history that begun with the provision of science and engineering firepower to start Australia's brown coal power station industry back in the 1950s, we're trusted by the biggest businesses in Australia and Asia for good reason. Our proven track record includes being a part of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, and then working with the Victorian State electricity sector privatization in the mid-90s. Over the years, there's not much we haven't seen if it's exploded, fallen down, fallen apart, or just worn out, our expert engineers have fixed it!In 2016, under new ownership, we've reinvented HRL with big growth aspirations designed to make a difference in critical industries like thermal power, mining and minerals, renewables, manufacturing, legal and insurance. Today, our expert engineers work with the likes of AGL, Engie, Rio Tinto, Coles, IXOM, Origin, Lion Nathan, and other blue chip businesses. Acting as their trusted technical partner, we willingly collaborate with likeminded engineers, general managers, quality control, asset managers, and procurement teams to meet and exceed their goals.   Media inquiries: Dan MacInnis on 0400 507 037 or dan@macinnismarketing.com.au Epson chooses Planet Ark 100% recycled paper 2017-04-11T01:52:44Z epson-chooses-planet-ark-100-recycled-paper Epson Australia is the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in Australia to use Planet Ark’s 100% recycled paper for its own printing. Planet Ark Paper is 100% recycled, FSC certified, carbon neutral and Australian made. Epson Australia Human Resources & Environment Manager Garry Pearce said, “One of the issues in the past with recycled paper manufactured overseas has been the amount of paper dust generated from the paper as it passes through your printer. We did a lot of testing before deciding to go with the Planet Ark paper and our tests found virtually no paper dust.” The Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where people live in balance with nature. Established in 1992, Planet Ark is one of Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change organisations with a focus on working collaboratively and positively. Pearce continued, “As a printer manufacturer with an extremely strong emphasis on being as kind to the environment as possible it is very important to Epson that people get the most out of their Epson products and can still use recycled paper thus contributing to a good environmental outcome. From our viewpoint using Planet Ark paper does all of the above.” Planet Ark’s recycling processMuch like Epson, Planet Ark achieves its goals without compromising on quality to get the best environmental office paper available. Garry Pearce concluded, “With Planet Ark you can get bright white copy paper that’s100% recycled, Australian made, carbon neutral and made with local FSC certified material. At Epson, we know that planning for the future requires a strong commitment to the environment. That is why we strive to create innovative products that are reliable, recyclable and energy efficient. Better products that use fewer resources help ensure a better future for us all.” For more information about Epson’s environmental policies go to: https://www.epson.com.au/company/environment/  TIVC Shows a Better 'Time' Ahead With Breakthrough Vegan Eco-Friendly Watches 2017-04-10T01:09:17Z tivc-shows-a-better-time-ahead-with-breakthrough-vegan-eco-friendly-watches Globally renowned Aussie startup TIVC speaks of a better time with its classic handcrafted 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches that are made from recycled materials in complete compliance with REACH requirements.  With animal cruelty on rise and environmental damage steadily reaching the peak, it’s high time that we step forward to do our bits for a greener kinder future. Upholding that very spirit, a rising Aussie startup Time IV Change is looking forward to shape the world for better “times” through its revolutionary classic handcrafted vegan eco friendly watches. The company harps on green yet highly fashionable classic timepieces made from vegan leather and recycled materials.    “In the light of the current environmental mayhem and unnecessary cruelty imposed on the innocent animals, it’s ‘time’ that we ring a call to conscience. This is why we come up with our game-changing 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches which will help to do your bit in saving our Mother Earth and ensuring a peaceful co-existence for all living beings around.  All our watches are PETA-approved and we are very particular about least impact on environment”, said Marko, one of the co-founders of TIVC.    Founded in 2016 in Geelong, Time IV Change has fast garnered global recognition for its game-changing efforts to make the planet a better place to live in. Its Kickstarter campaign last year (March 2016) fetched around $20,000 from inspired supporters that were ample to start its very first production. At present, the company stocks its watches to several international quarters such as Germany, Canada and many more.    “We believe in taking things forward for better and also each of ours infinite ability to shape up the world around for a positive change. It’s this very philosophy that inspired us to create something that will enable you to express your ideals strongly & feel confident about them at the same time”, Monique, the other co-founder added in.  The company makes vegan leather watch bands from recycled materials mixed with high quality polyurethane and different ultra-fine microfiber bundles. All the bands made are completely compliant with the REACH requirements for being eco-friendly. The company manager assures no presence of nasty chemicals or toxins in the watch bands as is usual with actual leather. The watch cases too are made from recycled aluminum.    Proud vegans can choose from two ranges of watches at the TIVC online store. One is the Kaizen range based on the powerful and inspiring Japanese philosophy which states that continuous improvement is always possible. The other one is the Pinatex range. A patented and innovative material, Pinatex is made from Pineapple leaf fibers. No extra water, land, fertilizer & pesticides are used to produce it.  TIVC is the first company in the world to use Pinatex leather for watch bands.     The company supports 9 great organizations founded on the philosophy to give back to the community, including the likes of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation Animals Australia and Sea Shepherd Australia. 20% of the profits for every band sold are donated to a charity whose theme color aligns with the shade of the band you choose.  To know more about TIVC and get yourself a vegan watch, please visit the official website or contact them below. SG1 MotorGen Project 2017-04-07T05:49:09Z sg1-motorgen-project Integrated Motor/Generator prototype designed to be modularised which has shielding between generator parts and the motor part which protects the motor from magnetic attachment. Geri Townsley now has a unique opportunity to bring this Proof-of-Concept project to life. Have funds in the Bahamas but no one will support this project. Just need $80K! So help please? The big problem is that sites like Kickstarter won't allow experimental technology products listed on their site. This makes funding an experimental product like mine very hard to fund as a proof of concept model is expensive to construct. No one on Indiegogo will back or support this campaign "MotorGen" needs help us meet our goal. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/motorgen-project-solar CCrowdfunding on Twitter sucks big time! https://www.f6s.com/motorgenproject Australian-Developed ‘Energy-on-Demand’ offers Solution to Global Energy Crisis 2017-04-05T21:29:31Z australian-developed-energy-on-demand-offers-solution-to-global-energy-crisis SYDNEY and NEWCASTLE, Australia, 6 April, 2017 – Australian company Infratech™ Industries, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle has launched a world-first ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system that overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague existing renewable energy and storage solutions. The Infratech™CLES (Chemical Looping Energy on Demand System) is a game-changing technology that will put the production, distribution and management of power, oxygen and hydrogen into the hands of the consumer. Offering a solution to Australia’s ‘energy crisis’ - as described by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP - the technology creates an entirely new category that allows for integrated power generation, oxygen generation (health and wellness), water heating, heating and cooling ventilation, and hydrogen. There are no comparable systems in the world to the Infratech™CLES system, according to Professor Behdad Moghtaderi of the University of Newcastle who is leading the technical development of this collaborative project. Dr Rajesh Nellore, CEO and founder of Infratech Industries said that the impetus on energy storage systems, such as batteries, needs to be supplemented with impetus on the ability to generate energy when required, thereby creating “Energy on Demand”.  According to Dr Nellore, this, accompanied by other revenue generators such as oxygen, would be welcomed with open arms by commercial, retail and residential customers alike. “What makes the Infratech™CLES solution so unique is that it generates a multitude of benefits, has no negative impact on the environment, and it also improves the well-bring and lifestyle of those who use it,” said Dr Nellore. Inaugurating the system today at University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), Pat Conroy, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, reiterated the importance of Government and industry looking to alternate solutions to Australia’s looming energy crisis. “This is truly Australian-made technology that has global applications and serves multiple needs for its customers,” said Mr Conroy. “If Australia is to reap the benefits of the clean energy industrial revolution, universities and businesses must collaborate to develop products that satisfy our energy needs while reducing our carbon emissions. And it is in that vein that I welcome Infratech’s ‘energy-on-demand’ system.” Chemical Looping ‘Energy on Demand’ technology with Infratech™ Industries Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Director of the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation at the University of Newcastle’s NIER (Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources) facility, co-leads the team to develop the advanced thermochemical process for "Distributed Energy Generation (DEG)", otherwise known as the Chemical Looping ‘Energy on Demand’ technology with Infratech™ Industries. “While the technology draws from my invention - the CLAS (Chemical Looping Air Separation) process which is patented by the University of Newcastle - it also features a number of unique characteristics which make it distinct,” said Professor Moghtaderi. “It’s a poly-generation process capable of simultaneous production of heat, power, oxygen, hot water and chilled water for air-conditioning.  As a result, the overall efficiency of the process is in excess of 90 percent.” The Infratech™CLES process runs on natural gas for temperature balancing, which is the most reliable utility in many parts of the world, releasing only a third of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of fossil fuels and no intermittency compared with renewable energy sources.  “We also designed the Infratech™CLES system for around the clock operation. In this mode, the system needs external heat to maintain reactions within the particle mixture. The heat can be supplied by either natural gas, electricity from renewable energy sources, by the system itself or in any combination,” said Dr Nellore. Consumers Worldwide to benefit from Infratech™CLES The Infratech™CLES system is scalable and can service larger customers such as hospitals, commercial complexes such as shopping centres, to smaller installations like residential and medical therapy customers where numerous types of respiratory diseases are treated with oxygen due to its beneficial palliative and supplementary role. It also creates a hydrogen network for fuel cell cars in the future. The system can run for pre-defined hours at a time, for example, in peak periods and can be programmed to produce only power and oxygen, or a combination of both along with heating, cooling, hot water and hydrogen. According to market research firm HIS, the energy storage market is set to “explode” to an annual installation size of 6 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 and over 40 GW by 2022[i]  — from an initial base of only 0.34 GW installed in 2012 and 2013.  The reference plant, inaugurated today at the University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), can produce energy for 30 homes (an average Australian home consumes 18KWh per day) along with oxygen, hot water, heating, cooling and hydrogen for these homes. Within 18 months a scaled Infratech™CLES system will be available to every Australian home owner. Following the launch today, the reference plant system will be shipped to a permanent customer site in Australia, to be chosen from a pool of interested companies that will shape the future of energy distribution and technological advancement in Australia. “The application of this technology can meet the needs of both developed and developing economies. It’s a step-change in technology from what is currently available,” said Dr Nellore.  “The future of the planet’s viability depends on the usage of sustainable technologies.  Australia has an abundant supply of the natural ingredients that power Infratech™CLES and this would only mean local jobs and export opportunities.”  [i] http://energystorage.org/energy-storage/facts-figures Timber Decking Supplier States Case for “Best in Brisbane.” 2017-04-05T04:15:55Z timber-decking-supplier-states-case-for-best-in-brisbane Brisbane, QLD, 05 April 2017 - At Narangba Timbers, timber decking is one of their specialties. They take a lot of pride in their materials, their prices, their display deck and their “decksperts” who help DIY enthusiasts build their own timber decks perfectly the first time. The Display DeckAt the Narangba Timbers facility in Narangba, they have a display deck which is the centerpiece of their effort to provide the best timber decking materials and advice in the Brisbane area. The Display Deck has various timbers of various lengths with various finishes built into a multi-design deck. This allows shoppers to view and walk on the different varieties of timber and look at all the elements of a successful timber deck project.How To GuidesTo help DIY builders get the results they desire, Narangba Timbers have a number of how to guides and timber deck plans on their website. They feel that if they supply the right information, along with the right materials, their customers have all they need to build a great timber deck that they will enjoy a long time.Decking CalculatorThey have a decking materials calculator on their website. Users input the approximate area of the timber deck and are given an estimate of their costs, including a wastage allowance.Decking FAQThey also have a “Decking FAQ” section that provides even more information for their customers. This section is based on the questions that they are asked the most by customers.The “Decksperts”The customer service team in charge of timber decking at Narangba Timbers take so much pride in their ability to help their customers build the perfect timber deck that they call themselves the “decksperts.” They are proud to “walk their talk.”High Quality Materials at Low PricesNarangba Timbers are proud of both their high quality timber and their low prices. Their Australian timber is obtained from local, ecologically sustainable sources. They keep their prices as low as possible because they know their customers will come back, time after time.Best Timber Decking in Brisbane?Jack Kyle is the owner of Narangba Timbers. He is personally responsible for every facet of the operation. According to Mr Kyle:“We love the timber business. We are actually a third generation, Australian, family-owned business. We are now providing the same great materials to the grandsons of some of our original customers. At Narangba Timbers, we are all like family. From staff to customers, a day at Narangba Timbers is often like a big family reunion.”Mr Kyle concluded: “Timber is our life. We all do the best we can to give the best customer service, the best materials and the lowest prices in the business. When it comes to timber decking, nobody makes it easier for a do it yourself project to succeed than we do.”Narangba Timbers are timber decking suppliers in Brisbane. They supply a full line of timber products and the hardware needed for timber decking, timber flooring, timber fencing and more. Their “decksperts” pride themselves in being the foremost experts on timber decking in the business. To learn more, call (07) 3888 1293 or visit their website: http://www.narangbatimbers.com.au/. NCH Offers Live Workplace Demos of Revolutionary Parts Cleaner, Torrent 2017-03-31T00:54:20Z nch-offers-live-workplace-demos-of-revolutionary-parts-cleaner-torrent Launching in 2016, the Torrent Parts Cleaner by NCH has revolutionised machine cleaning. Introducing a water-based detergent solution with the power to clean up to ten times faster than oil-based methods. The closed system has the power to degrease most parts in under 60 seconds, creating significant savings in productivity.   The torrent system is a win for employee health and safety as a water-based system reduces exposure to harmful chemicals and eliminates fire hazards. It’s also a solution that has less impact on the environment.      As part of the product launch, NCH is offering free workplace demonstrations. You can see for yourself how the closed unit uses water, heat, pressure and detergent – along with corrosion inhibitors – to efficiently clean parts without the need for direct contact.   During a workplace demonstration, NCH technicians will provide a full explanation of the system, and calculate any potential savings that could be made through its implementation.   There is also the potential to acquire the Torrent on a lease basis, with NCH taking care of all servicing and maintenance. This presents a great opportunity to install cutting edge equipment without the need for upfront costs.   For more information about the Torrent system and to book your free demonstration, contact NCH by clicking here.     NCH CONTACT INFORMATION   EMAIL Marketing.australia@nch.com   FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/NCHAustralasia/   WEBSITE http://www.nchasia.com/en-au/ HRL signed by O-I, World-Leading Glass Manufacturer, in three-year contract worth $1m 2017-03-29T22:02:55Z hrl-signed-by-o-i-world-leading-glass-manufacturer-in-three-year-contract-worth-1m Most of us will come across glass manufactured by O-I every day. They are the world's leading glass container manufacturer and provide glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food and non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. O-I has signed HRL to do the analysis and spot testing of their glass products to ensure their quality levels remain uncompromised. O-I have very high quality standards, recycling and re-melting any containers that fail to meet those standards based on HRL's testing. David Abela, Vice-President Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, says, "During the tender process we considered a number of suppliers. Continuing our relationship with HRL was the clear choice for two reasons. Firstly, HRL was the only supplier who was able to implement our preferred testing methodology. They offer a complexity and breadth of testing capabilities and expertise unmatched by any other suppliers. Secondly, HRL was able to offer a very cost-effective pricing structure over a three-year period, enabling O-I to meet its commercial objectives and broader strategic ambitions. As a result, HRL are the right partners for O-I for the next three years." Ken Jefferd, Managing Director of HRL, says, "We've been working together with O-I for over three years now as a laboratory service outsourcing partner.  After undergoing a rigorous laboratory investigation, we're very proud O-I decided to choose HRL as their partner for three more years. HRL provide chemical composition analysis on both the raw material used in the glass production, as well as the final container glass product. When needed, HRL also provide assistance in investigation of production problems, like stones and cords. O-I have been relying on HRL to ensure smooth production for years, and we're looking forward to another three years of partnership." ABOUT HRLWith a rich history that begun with the provision of science and engineering firepower to start Australia's brown coal power station industry back in the 1950s, we're trusted by the biggest businesses in Australia and Asia for good reason. Our proven track record includes being a part of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, and then working with the Victorian State electricity sector privatization in the mid-90s. Over the years, there's not much we haven't seen if it's exploded, fallen down, fallen apart, or just worn out, our expert engineers have fixed it! In 2017, under new ownership, we've reinvented HRL with big growth aspirations designed to make a difference in critical industries like thermal power, mining and minerals, renewables, manufacturing, legal and insurance. Today, our expert engineers work with the likes of AGL, Engie, Rio Tinto, Coles, IXOM, Origin, Lion Nathan, and other blue chip businesses. Acting as their trusted technical partner, we willingly collaborate with likeminded engineers, general managers, quality control, asset managers, and procurement teams to meet and exceed their goals. Media inquiries: Dan MacInnis on 0400 507 037 or dan@macinnismarketing.com.au   EnviroSuite Renews Contract with Thames Water 2017-03-28T06:14:38Z envirosuite-renews-contract-with-thames-water LONDON, 28 March 2017 – EnviroSuite Limited, a leading Australian environmental technology company has announced the successful completion of the initial twelve-month trial with Thames Water, the UK’s largest Water treatment authority. Prior to the final report being completed the trial has already yielded an on-going site level contract with one of the trial participants, while the other project stakeholders continue to access the EnviroSuite platform under the head office agreement. This follow on subscription provides a strong indication of the positive impact that EnviroSuite has already had at site level, with the system being integrated into site operations and being used to pro-actively manage odour issues by the business.  EnviroSuite continues to work with Thames Water to identify and assess further applications for the technology. At this stage, up to 20 Thames Water sites have been identified that could benefit from utilising the EnviroSuite solution. While the terms of the most recent engagement remain confidential, following the $300,000 fee for the initial twelve month contract, the annuity component of EnviroSuite’s offering is generally in the range of other commercial engagements at similar businesses, with options available for expansion depending on the evolution of business priorities. EnviroSuite’s cloud-based software solution is used by Thames Water and other leading global resource, utility, infrastructure and manufacturing organisations as well as regulators to pro-actively manage risk, comply with stringent environmental requirements and address community concerns, while delivering efficiency gains, cost benefits and improvements in environmental performance. For Thames Water it has the functionality to support the business to more efficiently manage environmental issues by providing: forecasting and early warning of high risk periods, real-time diagnosis of odour impacts, instant diagnosis of the source of community complaints, real-time analysis and response to environmental incidents, as well as alerting and diagnosis of process upsets. EnviroSuite's General Manager for Europe, Chaim Kolominskas, said, "It is very pleasing to see this milestone for our business successfully completed and the integration of EnviroSuite into the operating practice of one of Thames Water’s sewage treatment works.  The value that EnviroSuite brings to water utilities is significant and the work with Thames Water has resonated across the UK and European markets with a significant amount of inbound enquiry from other similar businesses.” EnviroSuite enables organisations to translate complex data into information that they can use simply and on-demand to make better-informed decisions.  The benefits arise from EnviroSuite's feature-rich functionality, including real-time data management and visualisation designed for rapid response to environmental issues; predictive functions including risk forecasting; incident intelligence and event analysis; and automated reporting. About Thames Water Thames Water Utilities Ltd, known as ‘Thames Water’, is the private utility company responsible for the public water supply and waste water treatment in large parts of Greater London, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Kent, and some other areas of the United Kingdom. Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company, and supplies 2.6 billion litres of drinking water per day, and treats 4.4 billion litres of wastewater per day from 5.1 million properties.  Since 2007, Thames Water has made average annual capital investments of £1.1 billion a year in its infrastructure alone. From 2015 to 2020 Thames Water has projected a total operating budget of £4.67 billion and over £4 billion in new capital expenditure including the installation of 900,000 smart water meters.About EnviroSuite EnviroSuite (ASX:EVS), is a leading Australian environmental technology company. Its award-winning EnviroSuite software platform presents a range of air quality monitoring, management and reporting capabilities that are incorporated into a diverse array of operations from water treatment to large scale construction, open cut mines, food processing, port operators, environmental regulators and other industry uses. The leading edge software platform is well in step with the pace of technology adoption by industry and the growing expectations of communities the world over that hold air and water quality as key pillars to human health and wellbeing.  EnviroSuite can provide a stand-alone software subscription all the way through to complete solution architecture designs and implementations to assist companies with their air quality monitoring, management and reporting requirements.  The EnviroSuite technology was developed, and continues to be driven and supported by some of the world’s best minds in environmental monitoring and management. EnviroSuite is receiving increasing global recognition for its innovative platform that is quickly working it’s way into the everyday operations of industry. ENDS NOMINATE FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY 2017-03-27T21:43:39Z nominate-for-the-prince-of-wales-award-for-sustainable-forestry Nominations for The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry are now open and must be submitted by 1 May 2017. The Award is to recognise the achievements of outstanding young forest professionals and is to encourage dedication to the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, and sound science-based land stewardship. One award is available in Australia and one award is available in New Zealand. CEO of the Institute of Foresters Australia. Bob Gordon said, ‘Eligible recipients must either be a student or recent graduate, up to 30 years of age, from a forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program. ‘Importantly, recipients must be members of the Institute of Foresters of Australia or the NZ Institute of Forestry, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong professional development and their support of forest professionalism. If young forestry professionals were looking for a reason to join the IFA, there are plenty, and eligibility for The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry is just one more reason’, said Bob. Full eligibility criteria and nomination details are available from th IFA website www.forestry.org.au -Ends- Media contact: Bob Gordon 02 6153 3044   Full eligibility criteria: https://www.forestry.org.au/honours-awards-scholarships/prince-of-wales-award Nomination details:https://www.forestry.org.au/images/Price%20of%20Wales%20Award/Prince%20of%20Wales%20Award%20for%20Sustainability%20-%20nomination%20criteria%20Australia%20Final_27_March_2017.pdf AAA Skips Stakes Claim as “Best Skip Hire Firm in Perth.” 2017-03-27T07:58:06Z aaa-skips-stakes-claim-as-best-skip-hire-firm-in-perth Perth, WA, 27 March 2017 - There is a lot of competition for skip bin hire in the Perth area, but one firm feels they stand out over and above all of the rest: AAA Skips. AAA Skips is a family-owned, local business that provides skip bin hire in all Perth suburbs north of the river. They are open Monday through Friday for normal business hours and a half-day on Saturdays.They pride themselves in providing the best service and equipment while maintaining a family atmosphere in their business. This means treating customers like family. While AAA Skips is a family business, they provide a level of service usually associated with larger firms. Their skip bins are delivered on 24 hour notice on clean, late model trucks by drivers who are professional, friendly and wearing a crisp, clean uniform. The skip bins are well-maintained, in perfect working order and often look like they just came out of the factory.AAA Skip Bins offers the standard skip bin sizes: 2m3, 3m3, 4m3, 5m3, 7.5m3 and 9m3. All sizes except the smallest offer ramp access. Their skip bins can be used for general waste, green waste, bricks, concrete, dirt, soil, heavy waste, hardfill and rubble. These “catchall” categories include common waste items such as appliances, furniture, office waste, cardboard, plastics, grass clippings, garden waste, tree branches, timber, pavers, rock and soil.AAA Skip Bins cannot be used for hazardous materials such as tyres, asbestos or chemicals. However, they do offer special asbestos disposal bins for demolition and home renovation use.Mathew Del bianco is the owner of AAA Skips. According to Mr Del bianco: “We know there are a lot of people offering skip bin hire in Perth. We also know everyone provides pretty much the same standard sizes. That means you really have to do something special to stand out above the competition. We do it with a family atmosphere, friendly, professional employees, clean, well-maintained, updated equipment and unparallelled attention to detail.”Mr Del bianco continued: “At AAA Skips, we see our employees as one large, extended family. And we train them to treat you like family, too. We know a lot of skip bin hire firms in the Perth area treat their customers like numbers. And that’s why it will never happen that way at AAA Skips. We provide a lot of skip bins in the Perth area, but we still treat everyone as though we were a mom and pop business with one truck and a couple of skip bins.”Mr Del bianco concluded: “Anyone can provide skip bin hire, but not everyone can provide clean, updated, well-maintained skip bins on the same day if you are in a pinch, all the while treating you like family.”AAA Skips is a 100% Australian, family-owned business. They provide skip bin hire to all Perth suburbs north of the river. They are a friendly, family-oriented service of a small, locally-owned company with the resources of a larger company. This combination enables them to provide the best service and the best equipment. To learn more or to arrange for skip bin hire, call 0438 918 850 or visit their website: http://www.minibinsperth.com.au/.