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Hecla Mining Company Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:33pm

b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.

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  • b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.
  • As a result, the State of Montana reduced the required financial assurance by nearly $8 million\nIncreasing diversity with a new director with risk management, ESG and mining expertise\nFor the third year, Hecla benchmarked its performance against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining framework.
  • The SASB metrics are included in our sustainability report and on www.hecla-mining.com .
  • During the meeting, Mr. Baker will highlight the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Sustainability report and answer questions.\nFounded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) is the largest silver producer in the United States.

Westwater Resources Strengthens Senior Financial Management Team

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:19pm

As the Company\xe2\x80\x99s CAO, Mr. Cates will serve as the principal accounting officer overseeing all accounting operations, financial reporting, tax and treasury functions.

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  • As the Company\xe2\x80\x99s CAO, Mr. Cates will serve as the principal accounting officer overseeing all accounting operations, financial reporting, tax and treasury functions.
  • Steve has answered our call with excellent financial management expertise and his appointment to a senior leadership position strengthens Westwater\xe2\x80\x99s financial management team.\xe2\x80\x9d\nJeffrey L. Vigil, Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, said, \xe2\x80\x9cAfter a comprehensive search process that yielded many highly qualified candidates, we are very pleased to have Steve join the Westwater team.
  • Steve is a proven financial manager whose skills and experience will be instrumental in this stage of anticipated growth and value creation at Westwater.\xe2\x80\x9d\nMr.
  • Cates joins the Company from Apartment Income REIT Corp. (NYSE: AIRC), a real estate investment trust, where he served as Controller.

Doggett Freightliner, one of the Largest 18-Wheeler Dealership Groups in the U.S., Further Expands to Serve Brownsville Customers

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:12pm

b'HOUSTON, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Doggett Freightliner continues to grow, expanding into the Brownsville area to provide expedited parts and unmatched service support for local customers.

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  • b'HOUSTON, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Doggett Freightliner continues to grow, expanding into the Brownsville area to provide expedited parts and unmatched service support for local customers.
  • The Brownsville facility complements Doggett\'s existing Freightliner and Western Star dealerships that now sell and service flatbeds, dry freight, refrigerated vans, trailers and other over-the-road truck offerings.
  • Our loyal customers\' trust helped us grow into one of the largest dealership groups in the country.
  • We are excited to continue to deliver unmatched service and support to our customers for years to come in the Brownsville area.

Idaho home builder taking the stress out of home buying

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:18pm

With over 200 and counting move-in-ready homes, CBH is defying the norm and offering home buyers more options with an even easier process.

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  • With over 200 and counting move-in-ready homes, CBH is defying the norm and offering home buyers more options with an even easier process.
  • In new home construction, CBH holds 60% of the current available inventory.\nWhile COVID-19 brought delays and uncertainty, CBH pushed forward and made it a priority to offer new quick-move-in homes.
  • In a market where appraisals and inspections are being waived and causing buyers additional stress, CBH is saying yes to appraisals, yes to inspections, and yes to a worry-free experience.\n"At CBH, the price is the price.
  • We don\'t believe in bidding wars, you don\'t have to cross your fingers, or write a heart wrenching letter.

ADVISORY: Nationwide Initiative Will Address Equity and Innovation in Higher Education

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:50pm

b'Six institutions of higher education across the country have created a national alliance to address equity and innovation for the future of higher education.

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  • b'Six institutions of higher education across the country have created a national alliance to address equity and innovation for the future of higher education.
  • Microsoft is set to collaborate.\nPresidents from the founding institutions of this initiative will provide details during a virtual news conference May 13, 2021.\nThe institutions are Grand Valley State University in Michigan; Amarillo College in Texas; Boise State University in Idaho; Fort Valley State University in Georgia; San Jos\xc3\xa9 State University in California; and Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.\nMembers of the media are invited to attend a news conference held via Zoom on May 13, from 4-5 p.m. EDT.
  • A link to the news conference is below.\n'

Albertsons Companies to Participate in BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that its President and CEO, Vivek Sankaran, will participate in the BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference at 12:40 p.m.

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  • b"Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that its President and CEO, Vivek Sankaran, will participate in the BMO Capital Markets Farm to Market Conference at 12:40 p.m.
  • The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under more than 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci\xe2\x80\x99s Food Lovers Market.
  • Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood.
  • Albertsons Companies also pledged $5 million to organizations supporting social justice.

Sequans and AmericanPharma Technologies Team Up to Protect Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

b"Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) has joined forces with AmericanPharma Technologies and is providing the cellular IoT connectivity solution for AmericanPharma Tech\xe2\x80\x99s PharmaWatch\xe2\x84\xa2 vaccine monitoring system that is currently protecting Covid-19 vaccine shipments and storage around the country.

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  • b"Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) has joined forces with AmericanPharma Technologies and is providing the cellular IoT connectivity solution for AmericanPharma Tech\xe2\x80\x99s PharmaWatch\xe2\x84\xa2 vaccine monitoring system that is currently protecting Covid-19 vaccine shipments and storage around the country.
  • PharmaWatch comes with sensors preconfigured for the required temperature ranges and can be self-installed in minutes.
  • Monarch is certified by major operators all over the world.\nAmericanPharma Technologies was founded in 2010 when three predecessor companies merged.
  • It alleviates the difficulties inherent in manually monitoring multiple healthcare environments in multiple locations while automatically maintaining complete regulatory compliance.

Idaho First Bank Announces Todd Cooper as CEO

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:28am

b"MCCALL, Idaho, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Idaho First Bank (the \xe2\x80\x9cBank\xe2\x80\x9d) (OTC: IDFB) today announced the promotion of Todd Cooper to Chief Executive Officer and the retirement of founder and former CEO, Greg Lovell.

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  • b"MCCALL, Idaho, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Idaho First Bank (the \xe2\x80\x9cBank\xe2\x80\x9d) (OTC: IDFB) today announced the promotion of Todd Cooper to Chief Executive Officer and the retirement of founder and former CEO, Greg Lovell.
  • This leadership transition follows the implementation of an 18-month succession plan in which Todd worked alongside Greg to prepare the Bank for long-term success.\n\xe2\x80\x9cI believe Todd will continue the progress of the Bank,\xe2\x80\x9d stated Greg Lovell, founder and former CEO of Idaho First Bank.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cI admire Greg\xe2\x80\x99s ability to build a leadership succession plan that has set Idaho First on a path for sustained success.
  • Idaho First Bank has no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Mountain America Credit Union Donates New Shoes to Pocatello Preschoolers

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:12pm

b'POCATELLO, Idaho, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In partnership with Operation Warm , Mountain America Credit Union donated a pair of shoes and socks to every preschooler attending the Head Start and Early Intervention programs in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 on May 4-6, 2021.

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  • b'POCATELLO, Idaho, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In partnership with Operation Warm , Mountain America Credit Union donated a pair of shoes and socks to every preschooler attending the Head Start and Early Intervention programs in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 on May 4-6, 2021.
  • Operation Warm\'s Warm Soles program provides confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand-new shoes.
  • This season, Mountain America selected Operation Warm as the recipient of its three-point and first down charitable programs.
  • On May 4, 2021, Mountain America presented a check for $10,000 to Operation Warm for the 2021 football season, funding the shoe drive for Pocatello Head Start and Early Intervention programs.\n"Mountain America is pleased to support Operation Warm in providing shoes and socks for preschoolers in Pocatello," says Sterling Nielsen, president and chief executive officer at Mountain America Credit Union.

KORE Power Names Three Potential Sites for U.S. Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Facility

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:15pm

b"KORE Power, Inc. announced the latest step in its plan to establish the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility owned by a U.S. company by narrowing its site search to locations in either Arizona, Florida or Texas.

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  • b"KORE Power, Inc. announced the latest step in its plan to establish the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility owned by a U.S. company by narrowing its site search to locations in either Arizona, Florida or Texas.
  • The one million square foot manufacturing facility will support up to 12 gigawatt hours (GWh) of battery cell production to ensure a reliable and independent U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery cells that are critical to the future of power grids, electric vehicles and more.
  • Founded in 2018, the company leveraged the experience of its contract manufacturing partner with more than 10 million battery cells that have been deployed by its global customer base.
  • The new manufacturing facility will add to the company's current annual production capacity of 2 GWh that we are in the process of scaling up to 6 GWh in order to serve the rapidly growing battery market.