Businesswire | April 13, 2023
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader™ empowering innovation, is excited to continue its co-sponsorship of the FIRST® Robotics Competition, which inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded life capabilities in tens of thousands of young people every year. Mouser will be the exclusive sponsor of the Hall of Fame at the 2023 FIRST® Championship, April 19-21 in Houston. The Hall of Fame honors the winning FIRST Robotics Competition teams of the esteemed Impact Award, which rewards the teams who best exemplify the goals and values of FIRST.
"Since our founding, education has been a main facet of Mouser's mission," said Kevin Hess, Mouser's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We are very honored to once again be a sponsor of the FIRST Championship Hall of Fame, which we have proudly supported for a decade. The organization gives students around the world a platform for innovation, a chance to learn valuable engineering skills, and an opportunity to build character and self-esteem."
Since 2014, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs. Mouser sponsors FIRST virtual and live competitions at the local, regional, state, and international levels. Joining Mouser in the sponsorship is valued manufacturer partner Analog Devices, Inc.
During the 2022-23 FIRST Robotics Competition season, nearly 100,000 high-school students on more than 3,400 teams from across the world are learning, discovering, and solving engineering challenges through a series of robotics events. Mouser was a major presenting co-sponsor of the recent FIRST® in Texas/UIL State Robotics Championships, in Houston, Texas. Mouser also supports FIRST teams in its community, providing grants for local high school teams.
As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship™. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.
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About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor's website, mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 6.8 million products from over 1,200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area.
MARKETS, ENGINEERING TECH
Prnewswire | May 09, 2023
Trachte, LLC, a leading provider of highly engineered protection and control buildings with mission critical applications, today announced that it has acquired Parkline Inc., a premier manufacturer and service provider. The transaction combines the strengths of Trachte and Parkline into a leader in the U.S. protection and control buildings market with broad product offerings and a diversified end-user base.
Trachte's products and services are a critical part of protecting essential controls, equipment, and infrastructure for electric utilities, data centers, and other essential commercial and industrial customers. The transaction assures that the company's customers will have access to industry leading technology, innovative product lines, increased manufacturing capacity, and industry leading service capabilities and expertise.
"Trachte is excited to add the Parkline team, which has already established Parkline as a leading manufacturer and service provider in the data center, electric utility, energy and industrial end markets – sectors that are complementary to Trachte's existing business," said Shawn Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Trachte, LLC. "This transaction is all about growing with our customers and supporting their important priorities, such as upgrading an aging power grid, expanding data centers, and accelerating the buildout of renewable power systems."
The combined Trachte and Parkline will have manufacturing capacity in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwestern U.S., Wisconsin and Northeast Georgia. It will have a strong presence in data centers and energy and power T&D, and serve end users in a broad array of critical industries. The company will offer highly engineered, pre-manufactured protection and control buildings as well as site-built capabilities.
Bill Estep, Parkline's President and CEO, who will continue with the combined business along with other members of the Parkline senior team, said, "Our team is thrilled to become part of Trachte as we will be able to provide current and new customers with an even wider range of protection and control buildings, and integration and field service offerings to meet their complete needs."
Trachte purchased Parkline from Summit Park, which will be rolling equity into the transaction. Palladium Equity Partners, which acquired Trachte in September 2020, invested additional equity in support of the transaction.
Stephens Inc. served as financial advisor to Trachte and Palladium Equity Partners, and Livingstone Partners served as financial advisor to Parkline and Summit Park in connection with the transaction. Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal advisor to Trachte and Palladium, and McGuireWoods LLP acted as legal advisor to Parkline and Summit Park.
Trachte is a leading provider of easy-deployment application-engineered protection and control buildings. Founded in 1919, the company has unparalleled experience in prefabricated structures that provide state-of-the-art environments and protection for its customers' investments in critical equipment and systems such as switchgear, battery systems, servers, and data center hardware that control and protect electrical infrastructure and equipment. Trachte's success is based on continuous technological advancement, quality improvement and mutually beneficial relationships and strategic partnerships with end users, consulting engineers, contractors, OEMs and value-added resellers. Additional information may be found at www.trachteusa.com.
Parkline is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered metal buildings for industrial and commercial applications. Its product portfolio consists of material only, site-erected, pre-erected, and integrated control buildings. The Company operates two strategically located manufacturing facilities in West Virginia and Texas that support customer needs throughout the U.S. Product flexibility is a key differentiator for Parkline, and the company's design and engineering team is capable of customizing floor plans to meet almost any customer specification or requirement. Parkline is headquartered in Eleanor, West Virginia. For more information, visit parkline.com.
Prnewswire | April 04, 2023
Construction Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD) ("CPI" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across six southeastern states, today announced that it has acquired Pickens Construction, Inc., headquartered in Anderson, South Carolina. The acquisition includes one hot-mix asphalt plant, related construction operations and approximately 20 employees that will be integrated as a bolt-on to CPI's South Carolina platform company, King Asphalt, Inc., and will expand its service market in the greater Greenville, South Carolina metro area.
Fred J. (Jule) Smith, III, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Today's acquisition expands our reach in the dynamic Upstate region of South Carolina, along the I-85 growth corridor between Greenville and Atlanta. We are now better positioned to serve both public and private market clients in the area, and to pursue future organic growth opportunities."
About Construction Partners, Inc.
Construction Partners, Inc. is a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company operating across six southeastern states. Supported by its hot-mix asphalt plants, aggregate facilities and liquid asphalt terminal, the company focuses on the construction, repair and maintenance of surface infrastructure. Publicly funded projects make up the majority of its business and include local and state roadways, interstate highways, airport runways and bridges. The company also performs private sector projects that include paving and sitework for office and industrial parks, shopping centers, local businesses and residential developments.