MiTek | May 04, 2021
MiTek Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announces the realignment of three well-known brands providing structural framing solutions to the building industry. Driven by industry demand and organizational collaboration, these structural framing building solutions will proudly be offered as a part of the great MiTek® portfolio of building solutions.
These structural framing building solutions include:
• Benson® Curtain Wall and Benson® Glass, a worldwide design, prefabrication, and installation custom solution for glass and curtain walls;
• SidePlate™ Connection Designs, the innovative and optimized moment frame connection design; and
• Ultra-Span® Floor and Ultra-Span® Roof Trusses, prefabricated cold-formed steel framing products.
• Now offered under the MiTek® name, customers will still receive equivalent great solutions and services they need come to expect.
MiTek collaborates across the building industry to rework the way its customers' design, make and build utilizing off-site construction. With MiTek's expanding specialization in accelerating design and supporting the building industry with a growing set of services and off-site building solutions, customers and partners are equipped to satisfy their challenges and therefore the demands of the present positive market cycle with greater efficiency and overall confidence.
"Integrating these three former standalone operations into a unified MiTek portfolio of solutions is a component of what has been a multi-year journey for us, following a period of acquisitions beginning in 2008," said Mark A. Thom, Chairman & Chief military officer of MiTek. "We're excited to further simplify our branding to MiTek® while maximizing how these solutions add value to our customers' business and therefore the way we help them use off-site means to create better. Our vision and complete focus are to raised leverage all our technology and capabilities as MiTek, to further help our partners transform global communities. the necessity has never been greater for speed and efficiency from design to completion to assist meet the rapidly growing demand for smarter, cheaper, and more sustainable homes and buildings. We still reshape MiTek to unlock that power."
MiTek believes that the building industry's future relies on better design methods and overall connectivity of the availability chain and therefore the information, services, and building methods required to finish any project. Better end-to-end approaches and therefore the use of off-site methods whenever possible should help to satisfy today's global building challenges more robustly and sustainably.
"Bringing these structural framing solutions together with more fully under the MiTek name will give our customers expanded access to new services and software solutions, and further innovations in the off-site building which will transform the way the industry designs, makes, and builds," said Lance Howard, President, Commercial Building Solutions. "This may be a natural next step which will further harmonize our team and solutions within MiTek's broader technology solutions. within the end, this could help us even better function as an ally for our partners."
MiTek may be a platform innovator and enabler that exists to rework the building industry with better building solutions. In 1955, MiTek transformed residential construction with the invention of the Gang-Nail plate and a digital platform that provided a reasonable and scalable thanks to manufacturing wood trusses. Today, MiTek delivers software, services, engineered products, and automatic solutions that enable the building industry to enhance efficiencies by optimizing the balance between off-site and on-site. With nearly 5,600 team members worldwide, MiTek collaborates across the building industry to enable and accelerate transformational breakthroughs in design and construction to rework the way the industry designs, makes, and builds.
Ricoh & Coghlin | October 01, 2021
Ricoh USA, Inc.announced it is teaming with Coghlin Companies, a leading product development and contract manufacturing services provider, to accelerate and enhance support and service of manufacturers bringing new and complex electromechanical equipment – such as industrial robotics, medical devices, additive manufacturing and other emerging technologies – to market. The collaboration leverages RICOH Service Advantage, a leading service and support offering that provides technology manufacturers with the scalability and flexibility to meet service needs and move their businesses forward.
"There are many synergies with the type of technologies Ricoh supports through the RICOH Service Advantage program, such as automation, additive manufacturing and robotics," said Chris Coghlin, CEO, Coghlin Companies, Inc. "Ricoh is a tenured and proven partner that provides ongoing and valuable post-sale technical service and support expertise to our manufacturing customers. The company's commitment extends to our customer's customer who can leverage the global Ricoh service delivery infrastructure to support their offerings at scale through this unique collaboration."
RICOH Service Advantage's extensive technical and customer support infrastructure – from end-user training and remote services to ongoing maintenance and onsite break/fix support – combined with Coghlin Companies' engineering, global fulfillment and contract manufacturing expertise, gives manufacturers access to the full complement of post-sale technology lifecycle services and support solutions needed to grow their businesses.
"With RICOH Service Advantage, we help customers deliver scalable, comprehensive, flexible service and support offerings that provide a significant competitive advantage,Creating and executing superior, repeatable service strategies is a part of our foundation at Ricoh, and we're excited to team up with Coghlin Companies to deliver an end-to-end engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket solution ecosystem that enables manufacturers to deliver advanced technology to their customers."
-Jim Kirby, Vice President, Service Advantage, Ricoh USA, Inc.
Coghlin Companies and Ricoh are currently supporting a broad range of customers, including a vast, Internet-based enterprise that sells a variety of products and delivers media directly and indirectly to millions of customers worldwide.
About Coghlin Companies
Coghlin Companies and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, are a fourth generation, privately held time to market services company providing world-class product development, manufacturing, global fulfillment and aftermarket services to a diversified group of capital equipment innovators in the medical, life sciences, energy, homeland security, robotics and automation, communications, semiconductor, LED, water treatment, and food and beverage industries.
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).
Hybrid Tech | July 14, 2021
Goldcann International Inc., a Canadian company, based in Toronto, Ontario, is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with Hybrid Tech, LLC, a global leader in the design and construction of cannabis extraction facilities. As a result, work on the feasibility and engineering requirements for the Company's 40,000 sq. ft. extraction, processing, and packaging facility, which will produce cannabis products for the Mexican retail market, will commence immediately.
The plant will be built on 14,000 square meters of fully serviced property in Mazatlan, on Mexico's Pacific coast, to produce cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other health and wellness products under the Aztecann brand. Construction is expected to begin soon after Goldcann is granted a license under the new cannabis laws, which is now expected to be signed into law in late September or early October.
The Fast-Track technique developed by Hybrid Tech is a one-of-a-kind process that delivers properly envisioned, fully operational, technologically sophisticated facilities in the shortest time possible without sacrificing quality or performance. Hybrid Tech has developed and built over 170 cannabis and hemp facilities totaling more than 3 million square feet of processing space.
About GoldCann International Inc.
Goldcann International Inc. is a community-oriented wellness company that plans to specialize in the manufacture of Cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids for the Mexican market. GoldCann's activities reflect the best of local traditions and culture while adhering to the current Mexican government's commitment to upholding the highest quality standards and maximizing social benefits for underprivileged individuals and communities.
About Hybrid Tech
Hybrid Tech designs cultivation, manufacturing, and extraction facilities, addressing the complexities of developing process innovation with cost-effectiveness. Hybrid Tech brings the project to life, from conceptual design and feasibility studies through permit applications and equipment selection. Hybrid Tech is one of the most experienced firms in the cannabis sector, having successfully worked on over 170 cannabis-specific projects totaling over 3 million square feet in the United States and Canada since 2014.