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2Mar/140

Fire and Explosion Safety Engineering Expert Martin Clouthier Joins Fauske & Associates, LLC – CANADA


(PRWEB) January 12, 2014

Mr. Martin Clouthier joins Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) as a Senior Consulting Engineer serving Canada for testing and consulting services. Mr. Clouthier’s career spans more than 20 years focusing on loss prevention in the process industries. He has conducted hundreds of formal assessments aimed at identifying, quantifying and reducing the risk of major accidents at industrial facilities across Canada.

His current interests are in fire risk assessment at nuclear facilities and explosion risk assessment for industrial processes involving dust, gas or hybrid mixtures. Since 2005, he has served as an active member of the NFPA committee for explosion protection systems.

“Martin’s extensive on-site experience will be an important asset to FAI’s presence in Canada particularly in light of recent hazardous events like the explosion at Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake, BC," states FAI Director of Sales & Business Development Jeff Griffin. "The largely voluntary nature of Canada’s safety regulations means that companies rely on experts like Martin to ensure that their processes are safe, especially in the wake of a catastrophic event.”

He has the following degrees:

    M. Sc. - (Fire Protection Engineering) Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    B. Eng. - (Electrical Engineering) Technical University of Nova Scotia
    B. Sc. - (Mathematics) Dalhousie University

And has the following professional designations and memberships:

    Salamander Honorary Fire Protection Engineering Society
    Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
    Member, NFPA Technical Committee on Explosion Protection Systems (NFPA 67, 68, and 69)
    Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS)
    Professional Engineers Ontario
    Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec
    Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    FRM, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)

Per Fauske & Associates, LLC President Kris Fauske, “Martin is an excellent addition to our team. We are thrilled that he will provide more immediate service to our clients in Canada.”

Founded in 1980 by Hans Fauske (D.Sc.), Michael Grolmes (PhD) and Robert Henry (PhD), FAI became a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co. in 1986. FAI assumed early leadership roles in the acclaimed DIERS program for AIChE and the IDCOR program for the nuclear power industry. These activities led to state-of-the-art methodology and laboratory tools for characterizing chemical systems and computer models for analyzing severe accidents in commercial nuclear power plants used worldwide. Recognized worldwide for phenomenological modeling related to the prevention and accommodation of chemical and nuclear power accidents, FAI also provides advanced training and research in physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, computer science and other fields. FAI has several fully staffed laboratories supporting: EQ, CHAMP, full-scale thermal/hydraulics experiments, and basic physical sciences. FAI has a 10CFR50 Appendix B Quality Assurance (QA) Program and is ISO- 17025/IEC, ISO-9001 and TickIT certified. In addition, FAI is an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs.

FAI is also recognized for conducting comprehensive plant evaluations. FAI’s Nuclear Systems Group helps its customers enhance the availability and reliability of their operating plants while maintaining regulatory compliance, extending plant life and reducing operation and maintenance costs.

With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the forefront for dust explosivity/combustibility testing offering a wide range of services related to characterizing, preventing and mitigating combustible dust explosions and fire hazards. Already an established leader, FAI just opened one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education centers in the world. In addition to laboratory testing, educational training and on-site consulting services are a frequent customer request.                            

For more information regarding services to Canada, please contact: Martin Clouthier, 902-444-0207, clouthier(at)fauske(dot)com, http://www.fauske.com.

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28Feb/140

10 Top Website Audit Firms in Canada Announced by topseos-canada.com for January 2014


(PRWEB) January 10, 2014

The January 2014 edition of the rankings of top site audit companies in Canada has been released by the independent research team at topseos-canada.com. The rankings consist of the ten top site audit companies in the online marketing industry based on a rigorous analysis of how they supply their services. Each month the rankings are revisited based on the results of the analysis process which aims to feature only the best companies based on merit. Businesses often turn to topseos-canada.com when searching for site audit companies in Canada which are experienced and well adapted to the latest industry trends and developments.

Site audit firms are put through the topseos-canada.com original evaluation process in order to decide which firms in Canada produce the top overall service. Firms are picked based on merit learned by performance in the evaluation process. This process consists of the use of a set of evaluation areas, interacting with client referrals, and performing various market and industry research projects.

The 10 best site audit companies in Canada for January 2014 are:

1. Higher Visibility

2. 1st on the List

3. Metamend

4. Top Draw

5. FP iMarketing

6. VN Web Group Inc.

7. Globi Web Solutions

8. Think Profits.com

9. ABORG Computing

10. TechWyse Internet Marketing

ABOUT topseos-canada.com

topseos-canada.com is an online provider of independent reviews and ratings in Canada. The rankings of the top internet marketing firms are released monthly to assist businesses in connecting with site audit firms which feature a history of effective services. Thousands of internet marketing firms are put to the test while only the absolute best firms are showcased in the rankings.

The 10 top website audit companies for January 2014 can be found at: http://topseos.news-prs.com/ca/site-audit-rankings.

Site audit services interested in being evaluated and published can visit: http://topseos.news-prs.com/ca/apply-for-rankings.







24Oct/130

canada.topseos.com Reveals August 2013 Rankings of Top SEO Copywriting Agencies in Canada


(PRWEB) August 22, 2013

canada.topseos.com has revealed the 10 top SEO copywriting consultants in Canada providing services in the internet marketing industry for the month of August 2013. Businesses scouring for efficient SEO copywriting services turn to the rankings offered online in order to discover SEO copywriting consultants which have been tested by an independent third party. The rankings are adjusted monthly to account for the latest accomplishments of top contending internet marketing consultants and to highlight the top providers of efficient services.

The canada.topseos.com independent research team spends time researching search engine optimization copywriting agencies in Canada by taking a rigorous look at key strengths and competitive advantages of competing internet marketing agencies. The rankings are organized through the use of a set of evaluation areas. The five areas used to benchmark and compare search engine optimization copywriting agencies include variance, marketable, conversion driven, SEO friendly, and writing standards. Internet marketing agencies are put to the test to ensure the best agencies are included to assist businesses in selecting the absolute best search engine optimization copywriting agencies to meet their specific needs.

The 10 top SEO copywriting agencies in Canada for August 2013 are:

1) TheWriteContent.com

2) Direct Consulting Group

3) IMP Canada

4) SEO Expert

5) Netwriter

6) Web4Designing

7) Applecore Interactive

8) Scanlink

9) Digiaux

10) TechWyse Internet Marketing

ABOUT canada.topseos.com

canada.topseos.com is an established independent research firm in Canada focusing on the analysis and ratings of internet marketing services all around the world. The ratings are organized by the independent research team each month to showcase the best search engine optimization copywriting services based on their performance and their rating achieved through the proprietary analysis process.

For the rankings of the best search engine optimization copywriting firms visit:

http://canada.topseos.com/rankings-of-best-seo-copywriting-services

SEO copywriting firms interested in being evaluated and published can visit:

http://canada.topseos.com/rankings/search-engine-marketing-agencies/apply-for-ranking







15Sep/130

New Brochure on Metal Wall Solutions from Garland Canada


Canada (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

It is a perpetual challenge for design professionals to find the right balance between style and performance. Garland Canada Inc. recently released a new brochure, Garland Metal Wall Panels and Accessories, which introduces building owners, facility managers, architects, and other design professionals to the design capabilities of a variety of high-performance metal walls and accessories.

According to Charbel Boulos, P.Eng, president of Garland Canada Inc, Specifying a wall solution has become increasingly complicated because there are so many alternative approaches available on the market today. This new brochure clarifies the most critical design criteria, helping readers identify key areas of differentiation, from metal types to panel system assemblies.

Garland Metal Wall Panels and Accessories includes cut-away schematics to illustrate how systems work and photographs depicting a wide range of aesthetic options, including both structural and architectural design solutions. To assist the design process, the brochure also contains a metal color selector chart.

Garland Canada Inc. provides solutions for todays commercial building industry to private and public sector customers coast to coast. Founded in 1987 as a fully owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, Garland Canada is a multi-million dollar business with employees strategically located throughout the country, who help stimulate each regional economy by working with an extensive network of locally based roofing contractors to install high-performance roofing, wall, and flooring systems. To request a free electronic or hard copy, visit http://www.garlandcanada.com or call Marisa Rea at 1.800.387.5991.







28Oct/120

Infusion Brands International Builds Distribution Alliance With King Canada


Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

Infusion Brands International (INBI - OCTBB) -- a global consumer products company -- continues to expand its presence in the Canadian market through its most recent global distribution alliance with King Canada Inc.. This agreement grants exclusive distribution rights for the DualSaw double blade technology and brand throughout all of Canada.

DualSaw, a precision-engineered product with two blades that simultaneously rotate in opposite directions, has become one of the most successful products launched via direct response television since Infusion Brands took over product distribution in 2009.

King Canada is a leading distributor of power tools in Canada. This agreement provides King Canada with an exclusive distribution agreement for all channels of distribution and retailers throughout Canada. King Canada currently distributes their own line of power tools and machinery into most major retail chains in the country. Moreover, they have more than 300 service centers throughout Canada to support their end users customer service needs.

"This is a very important strategic relationship to Infusion Brands because it ensures our Dual Saw brand will continue to gain brand recognition in North America which should ultimately translate to increased shareholder value," said Bob DeDecco, Chairman and CEO of Infusion Brands. "This new alliance with King Canada will expedite distribution of our DualSaw technology and brand throughout much of Canada faster than if we were to move forward on our own. We're excited to partner with a company with a long history of success in the hardware category, and we look forward to future collaborations with King Canada."

Infusion Brands is working behind the scenes on research and development for DualSaw product enhancements and product line expansions which have already been identified as future distribution opportunities between King Canada and Infusion Brands.

"After meeting with the team at Infusion Brands, and seeing their passion and enthusiasm for building innovative and quality products, backed by such strong brand recognition and merchandising efforts, we knew it was the right choice to partner with them," said Howard Richman, CEO of King Canada. Through our process of due diligence, we have come to believe it was in the best interest of all our stakeholders. Especially considering the product pipeline Infusion Brands has devoted to this brand, we believe this partnership will last for years to come.

Infusion Brands recently announced similar distribution alliances for DualSaw with Varo in Europe, Brand Developers in Australia and New Zealand, A-tech Maskin in Sweden, and BEST PPUH in Poland.

About Infusion Brands International, Inc.

Infusion Brands International, Inc. (INBI) is a consumer products company that leverages direct response to satisfy unmet market demands and solve everyday problems, with an array of innovative consumer products that have potential to disrupt their categories with significant competitive advantages, features and benefits. With physical offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Infusion Brands has worldwide reach and capability. For more information, visit http://www.infusionbrands.com.

About King Canada

King Canada is a privately held Canadian company that has been bringing quality tools and equipment to the Canadian market for nearly 30 years. As an extension of a steel business established in 1910, King has considerable industry experience to draw from. Beginning with only a few products, the product line today has been expanded to one of the most comprehensive in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.kingcanada.com







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6Sep/120

Canada Still Spells Success for Rising Tech Star Intelex Technologies


Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 05, 2012

With all eyes looking towards Waterloo, Canada, after last weeks news that former tech darling Research in Motion (RIM) is downsizing its workforce by over 30 per cent, it may seem like the climate for tech companies in Canada is grim. Nothing could be further from the truth for homegrown success story Intelex Technologies as it comes off its third straight quarter of record growth.

The Toronto-based software company has upped the ante on more than 10 years of aggressive yet stable growth by posting 55 per cent growth in its most recent quarter. Intelex boasts the unique position of having recorded impressive growth for the last decade, with an average of 40 per cent year-over-year growth, without any substantial negative impacts from the recent global economic downturn that threw many companies into a death spiral.

While we sympathize with the current plight of companies like RIM, we do want Canadians to know it is not all doom and gloom in the Canadian tech sector, explains Mark Jaine, president and CEO of Intelex. We are proof that the Canadian tech sector is strong and technologies that help companies manage their business and deliver ROI to stakeholders represent a hot market for agile organizations.

Above and beyond posting record, increasing growth numbers, Intelex has also been a force to be reckoned with in the Toronto tech job market. In the past two years, Intelex has made recruitment and retention its top corporate priorities. As a result it has become a hub of employment for top talent in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), expanding its workforce nearly 100 per cent since 2010.

Its efforts have been aided by a stream of accolades from national and international awards competitions, including The Great Place to Work Institutes 2012 Fifth Best Place to Work in Canada (out of 100); one of Queens School of Business and AON Hewitts 50 Best Places to Work in Canada 2012; prestigious mentions in the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mails lists of the best places to work in Canada 2012; three consecutive years of ranking on Deloittes Top 500 fastest growing North American software companies; and being named one of Gartners cool vendors in manufacturing operations for 2011, among other accolades.

Were honoured and humbled by the cascade of awards weve received in the past year, but more importantly we want the public to know Canadian software is still in great shape, adds Jaine. With all of the talent weve brought aboard in the past few years, compounded with our impressive growth numbers and optimistic future, not to mention the achievements of some of our peers, people need to know Canadian tech has come a long way, and the future is bright.

About Intelex:

With Canadian and UK offices, Intelex is a global leader in business performance software solutions with 600 clients and half-a-million system users across dozens of industries. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and suite of environment, health, safety (EHS), quality and business performance applications have helped clients across a diverse range of industries manage EHS and quality data and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), and regulatory requirements.







7Aug/120

DAVACO Expands Operations into Canada; Canadian-Based Implementation Team Supports Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Brands


Dallas, Texas/Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) May 21, 2012

DAVACO, Inc, the national leading provider of implementation services for global brands, recently announced that the company has set up an operational division in Canada that can support global consumer brands with multi-unit programs in every province throughout Canada. DAVACO established their office near Toronto in 2011 to service immediate client needs, and is now available to provide services for additional clients in the growing Canadian marketplace.

DAVACOs Canadian-based operations and field teams have a proven track record of managing and executing programs that range in scope from regional implementations to complex, multi-phased programs involving over 3,000 locations across Canada, said Rick Davis, CEO/Founder, DAVACO. Our clients have a real need for a resource like DAVACO that can facilitate multi-unit changes in locations across North America. Whether its a comprehensive program that spans across Canada or the United States, or brands looking to enter new markets, DAVACO has the team and the best practices experience to assure a quality execution, with real speed-to-market.

DAVACO Canada provides the following high-volume services for global consumer brands in retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors including: Project management; Rollouts, resets and remodels; Fixture and equipment upgrades; Graphics, digital signage or menu board installations; Merchandising; Surveys; Design services; and special initiatives. All programs utilize ClearThread

27Jul/120

12 Irish Software Vendors Featured at Microsofts Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

At this years Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, Booth #145 is expected to draw serious attention thanks to the arrival of Enterprise Ireland, the Trade & Technology Agency of the Irish Government, and its highly regarded 12 Irish Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

Will Corcoran, Trade Development Executive at Enterprise Ireland states We are delighted to welcome these 12 committed ISVs to this years event in Toronto. Each of the companies in the booth represents a key software application or solution that a Microsoft channel partner can immediately incorporate into their service offering to drive their business growth.

The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference takes place between July 8 and July 12, 2012, during which an exciting and information packed conference agenda is guaranteed to ensue.

Enterprise Ireland is ready to showcase some of Irelands most cutting-edge services, applications and software solutions best aligned with Microsofts thriving partner ecosystem in the Solution Innovation Center. A sneak peek reveals a small glimpse into the products and services represented:

10Jul/120

Intuitive Business Intelligence and ETIAH Partner to Deliver Interactive, Real-Time Dashboards for Customers in the United States and Canada


Montreal, QC & Needham, MA, USA (PRWEB UK) 25 April 2012

Intuitive Business Intelligence Limited, (http://www.intuitivebusinessintelligence.com) the author of award-winning advanced business intelligence (BI) dashboard software, Intuitive Dashboards, announced today that it has signed a reseller agreement with ETIAH, (http://www.etiah.com), a leading SAP and business process consultancy in North America.

The partnership allows ETIAH clients to benefit from the advanced capabilities of Intuitive Dashboards, which empowers users to create highly-interactive, graphical real-time dashboard views of their financial and operational data, based upon the metrics and KPIs that matter most to the user.

Our customers have been asking for easier to use and quicker to deploy data visualization and dashboard tools, said Frank Rubio, VP Sales and Alliances, ETIAH. Intuitive Dashboards is the perfect graphical reporting complement to our customers that may already have other dedicated or embedded BI tools implemented within their ERP infrastructure. Its also a great dashboard solution for clients who are looking to gain quick insight and make better decisions in areas where they dont have the time or resources for a traditional BI project.

We had a number of requirements in choosing a dashboard, continued Rubio. In addition to fast implementation, a drag and drop data visualization interface, and zero training requirements for end-users, it also had to be completely Web-based. Intuitive Dashboards met all of our criteria and then some.

The typical ERP solution contains a huge amount of very valuable data, but getting that data in an actionable format to end-users isnt always easy, said John Kitchen, President of Intuitive Business Intelligence, Americas. As a result of this partnership with ETIAH, ERP users in the United States and Canada will benefit from a web enabled solution that gives them the power to quickly visualize, interpret and manage critical operational data so that they can make faster, more accurate business decisions.

Intuitive Business Intelligence and ETIAH partnership/continued

About Intuitive Business Intelligence and Intuitive Dashboards

Intuitive Business Intelligence Limited (http://www.intuitivebusinessintelligence.com) is a rapidly-growing technology innovator in the field of Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions. Their products enable organizations to save time and money by making faster, more accurate decisions based on the wide-ranging data sources and systems that already exist within their business. Their flagship product, Intuitive Dashboards, empowers users with a single, consolidated, real-time view of critical business information, combined with proactive alerts to potential shortfalls in performance against the clients most important metrics and KPIs.

About ETIAH

ETIAH is a leading IT consulting and business process management company that specializes in the delivery of SAP and Business Intelligence (BI) turnkey solutions. ETIAH provides SAP full lifecycle implementations, upgrades, change management, post-production support, global rollouts, enterprise mobility solutions, and cloud services. ETIAH is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with offices in the USA and Canada.

For further information, contact:

John Kitchen, Intuitive Business Intelligence

e: john.kitchen(at)intuitivebi(dot)com

t: 1.781.326.3243

Frank Rubio, ETIAH

e: frank(dot)rubio(at)etiah(dot)com

t: 1.703.291.4362







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27Jun/120

Moms Will Be the Queens of May in Canada


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Like every year around this period, kids and dads alike have been rushing to find the perfect gift for mommy. And like every year, the decision has been tough to make. So, what are family members opting for this May?

Shopbot.ca, Canadas largest comparison shopping engine, reveals this years trends to give you an idea of the gifts moms all across the nation will be unwrapping on Sunday. Is it a box of chocolates with yummy eggnog, a lovely dress that doesnt fit because moms still carrying the Christmas weight or the latest Dyson to make house cleaning a pleasant experience?

According to Shopbot figures, families seem to continue to stick to classic gifts such as perfumes, clothing, and home accessories.

Our Fashion and Decoration universes have seen nearly 20% increases leading up to moms big day, says Shopbot National Sales Director, Ashley Bienvenu. Beauty products alone have skyrocketed 30%.

And all for good reason in the midst of the upcoming holiday, Shopbot merchants have released promotions on products and shipping, really enticing Canadians to make this years Mothers Day purchases online.

While classic gifts will always remain, the biggest boost this year is through the many shoppers willing to wake up the geek spirit in their beloved moms by orienting their purchases towards high-tech items.

Smartphone, eReader and Tablet shopping on Shopbot have all more than doubled over the past month, Bienvenu states. Its of course not a surprise as moms are keeping up to speed with todays digital era.

So, according to these Shopbot trends, this year moms will remain smelling good and dressing nicely, but theyll be doing it while reading the latest thriller on their Kindle or dialing their loved ones from their fancy new iPhones.

Shopbot.ca is Canadas premier online bargain shopping engine. Launched in 2004 and specifically tailored to connect discerning Canadian consumers with competitive Canadian retailers, Shopbot utilizes its own award-winning product search technology to surface the most relevant results for customers and the lowest prices. Shopbots model of delivering convenience, comparison and value to Canadian householdsand quality traffic to its merchant partnershas grown so successful, the company has expanded to offer similar online comparison shopping services in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Africa. http://www.shopbot.ca

CONTACT

For further details or to schedule an interview, please contact Ashley Bienvenu at Ashley(at)shopbot-inc(dot)com or on 612.424.3822.







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