Tennessee Tech & Science

Commercial Metals Company To Acquire Certain U.S. Rebar Assets From Gerdau

02 01 2018

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 -- Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain U.S. rebar steel mill and fabrication assets from Gerdau S.A. (NYSE: GGB), a producer of long and specialty steel products in the Americas for a cash purchase price of $600 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. The acquisition includes 33 rebar fabrication facilities in the United States, as well as steel mills located in Knoxville, Tennessee; Jacksonville, Florida; Sayreville, New Jersey and Rancho Cucamonga, California, with annual mill rolling capacity of 2.5 million tons.    Upon completion of the acquisition, CMC will have an expanded geographic footprint in the largest construction regions in the U.S.  The acquisition will increase CMC's annual rebar and fabrication capacity and allow for the more efficient utilization of its asset base to better serve customers. After adding the incremental...

Top 20 CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Names 22 New Partners

29 12 2017

We know that the future of a professional services firm is determined by its young people and the firm’s investment in them—which is exactly why CRI is intently focusing on the development and mentorship of these future firm leaders. Enterprise, AL December 29, 2017 Super-regional CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) has named 22 new partners. “We know that the future of a professional services firm is determined by its young people and the firm’s investment in them—which is exactly why CRI is intently focusing on the development and mentorship of these future firm leaders,” stated Bill Carr, managing partner and chairman of CRI. “It’s fulfilling to welcome these individuals to partnership, as I’ve watched many of their careers unfold for years while they’ve contributed to CRI’s success. I look forward to seeing what we will continue to accomplish together.” New Partner from Atlanta, Georgia:With more than 12 years of professional experience,...

ASC18 Competition Timeline Released, Setting the Stage for AI Computing Challenge

28 12 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 27, 2017 -- The 2018 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC18) has released its competition timeline (official website: http://www.asc-events.org/ASC18/index.php), with a starting date set for January 16, 2018. Making the announcement, the ASC18 organizers also promised that the upcoming competition would include a well-known AI application in one of its challenges, a tantalizing clue to the dozens of entrants from China, America, Europe and around the world who are expected to attend. The timeline sets January 15, 2018, as the deadline for registration, before which all entrants must submit an application on the ASC website. Each team entering the competition must include one mentor and five undergraduate students, with multiple teams from a single university allowed. Competition will begin with the preliminary round, set to kick off on January 16 and conclude on March 20. Within this timeframe, participating teams must submit their written solutions and application...

J.K. Simms,Partner, Thompson Burton PLLC to Speak at TKG's ADA New Compliance Guidelines: What You Need to Know in 2018 and Beyond

27 12 2017

December 27, 2017 - This event is scheduled for January 16, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET).For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/employmentlabor-law/ada-new-compliance-guidelinesAbout J.K. SimmsJ.K. Simms leads the employment law practice at the law firm of Thompson Burton. His practice is devoted to serving his clients both from a litigation avoidance and litigation defense standpoint. J.K. has extensive experience representing companies and individuals on all areas of employment law. He has also handled appeals at the state and federal level, including briefing and arguing an appeal before a sixteen-judge en banc panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also admitted practice before the United States Supreme Court. J.K. has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal for the past two years, as a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers Publication for the past three years, and...

Payment Data Systems Announces Closing of $3 Million Registered Direct Offering

26 12 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 26, 2017 -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:PYDS), an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, today announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering with institutional investors of 1,176,000 shares of common stock, at a purchase price of $2.55, for net proceeds of approximately $3 million.Maxim Group LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for this offering.After deducting the placement agent’s commission and other estimated offering expenses payable by Payment Data, the net proceeds to Payment Data Systems were approximately $2.75 million. Payment Data Systems intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital.The securities described above were offered and sold in the offering by Payment Data Systems pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-221178), including a base prospectus, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities...

Two Schools, in Cleveland and Chattanooga, Chosen for a K-12 Leadership Cohort by The Fab Foundation

24 12 2017

Feowyn MacKinnon, Head of School at MC² STEM in Cleveland, explores tools used in digital fabrication. There are opportunities to enhance traditional lessons through integrating digital fabrication that unlock doors for cohesion among disciplines and skill sets students weren’t previously able to access, BOSTON December 24, 2017 A coalition led by The Fab Foundation unveiled details about efforts to catalyze STEM learning in formal educational environments through digital fabrication resources, including the schools that will become laboratories for teaching, learning, and experimentation to improve teacher instruction and practices in Fab Labs and makerspaces. STEM School Chattanooga and MC² STEM in Cleveland were selected to lead a year-long leadership pilot. The experiential work will occur at these two schools. Teachers there will work with national and international experts in developing rigorous and engaging digital-fabrication curriculum, participate in interactive professional...

FirstNet Momentum: More Than 80% of America has Joined the Nationwide First Responder Network

23 12 2017

VIENNA, Va., Dec. 22, 2017 -- First responders deserve the best communications tools. And governors across the country keep delivering. Today, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and North Dakota announced their decisions to opt in to FirstNet. That means more than 80% of America's governors are now giving their first responders a meaningful new choice that will help them save lives and protect communities. One that meets their rigorous demands without delay.   FirstNet is the country's first-ever nationwide public safety broadband network. It's purpose-built with and for public safety to help them connect to the critical information they need every day and in every emergency. "Our nation's first responders risk it all to help us every day. So, we're honored to bring them advanced communication tools that can help them stay safe and save lives," said Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T – FirstNet. "By opting in, governors don't have...

JR Automation Acquires Doerfer Corporation’s Automation Systems Group

22 12 2017

HOLLAND, Mich. December 22, 2017 JR Automation Acquires Doerfer Corporation’s Automation Systems Group Expands JR Automation’s position as a global automated systems integrator, providing innovative solutions to a customer base across a wide range of end-markets and geographies First major step toward global growth initiatives under ownership of Crestview Partners JR Automation, a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing technology solutions headquartered in Holland, Michigan, announced today that it has acquired Doerfer Corporation’s automation systems group (comprised of Advanced Automation, Wright Industries, FSA Systemes D’Assemblage, FSA Romania, PSB Technologies and equity interests in Beijing BYJC-Fabricom Assembly Line Co., Ltd.). This transaction marks the first major acquisition for JR Automation under the ownership of Crestview Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm, which acquired JR Automation in March 2015 as a platform for strategic...

Major Study Indicates That Therapy Dogs Provide Significant Benefits to Families of Children Undergoing Treatment for Cancer

22 12 2017

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Tom Heiks Promoted to Commercial Middle Market Head

21 12 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) announced today that Tom Heiks, president of North Carolina – which includes the Bank’s Virginia and South Carolina employees – has been named head of Commercial Middle Market banking. In addition to his new duties, he will continue to lead the Bank as a regional president, reporting to Lars Anderson, chief operating officer. "I am pleased to announce Tom's expansion of responsibilities," said Anderson. “He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to helping our commercial customers grow their businesses.” Heiks has been with Fifth Third for over 25 years and has had multiple commercial banking roles in North Carolina and Michigan. He has been responsible for all aspects of client management as well as for developing and directing commercial banking, corporate treasury management and professional services banking. “I am excited to take on this expanded role,” said Heiks. “I have a longstanding...

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