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Nation's Largest Truck Manufacturers Call for Investment, Coordination to Support ZEV Rollout

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:00pm

To get these vehicles onto roads, our nation must prioritize a coordinated and comprehensive strategy, encouraging ZEV uptake and addressing gaps in charging and utility infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • To get these vehicles onto roads, our nation must prioritize a coordinated and comprehensive strategy, encouraging ZEV uptake and addressing gaps in charging and utility infrastructure.
  • For this reason, Volvo Group applauds the recent adoption of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which provide meaningful federal support for heavy-duty zero emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment."
  • PZEVF members include trucking associations, private operators, and other stakeholders committed to meeting environmental and economic goals of MHD ZEV deployment.
  • Despite the challenges ahead, OEM representatives were adamant that, through collaboration and cooperation among public and private stakeholders, the end goal of ZEV commercial truck fleets was achievable.

Labor Leaders, CEOs Call on Governor Newsom to Invest in Hydrogen to Meet Climate Goals

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:30pm

This funding will support the buildout of 1,000 hydrogen fueling stations statewide, which will provide fueling access for 97% of disadvantaged communities and 94% of the geographic state.

Key Points: 
  • This funding will support the buildout of 1,000 hydrogen fueling stations statewide, which will provide fueling access for 97% of disadvantaged communities and 94% of the geographic state.
  • At this still early stage in market development, the signal California sends on hydrogen will impact private investment decisions.
  • The business and labor leaders note the development of a statewide network will create between 2,280-3,720 hydrogen production and station construction jobs annually.
  • The average salary of those jobs is forecast to be between $84,000-$91,000 per year across engineering, construction, installation, equipment maintenance and hydrogen testing professions.

Atlanta Community Food Bank Receives $200,000 Grant from Kroger

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 8:23pm

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Community Food Bank announces a $200,000 grant from Kroger stores. The grant will be used to update the nonprofit's technology with a new CRM system. The new system will help easily identify current needs and serve the Food Bank's agencies and clients more effectively.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Community Food Bank announces a $200,000 grant from Kroger stores.
  • "Kroger's investment will significantly improve how the Food Bank does business and is able to operate daily," said Kyle Waide, President & CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • "The updated technology combined with the unwavering commitment of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and community volunteers will help achieve our mutual vision of communities free of hunger and waste," said Kroger Atlanta Division President Victor Smith.
  • The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives.

World Energy to Build Its Second SAF Facility at Its Current Houston Ship Channel Production and Distribution Hub

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:44pm

HOUSTON and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, today announced it is launching advanced engineering plans to convert its existing assets in Houston to launch a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) hub that will enable the company to produce another 250 million gallons of SAF annually by 2025. On Earth Day, the company announced plans to produce 250 million gallons of SAF annually by 2024 at its Paramount, Calif. site in response to the growing demand for net-zero carbon aviation.  Production in Houston will nearly double the company's volume capacity by 2025, making the low-carbon fuel available to most U.S. and many global markets for the first time. The move will also get the company more than halfway to meeting its commitment to produce one billion gallons of SAF by 2030, five years ahead of that goal.

Key Points: 
  • World Energy's current biofuel facilities, acquired in 2016, are located on the Houston Ship Channel at mile zero of all major U.S. pipelines, with direct deep water access at the heart of the U.S. energy production and distribution complex, and directly connected to two local international airports.
  • "Houston is the logical choice for World Energy's Aviation Zero plant two," said Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy.
  • We've been operating here in various capacities nearly two decades and we recognize why Houston is the beating heart of America's energy complex."
  • World Energy is a low-carbon solutions provider focused on helping the world's leading companies make their carbon net-zero commitments real.

Jefferson Lines Hosts Introduction of Electric EV Motorcoaches to Minnesota

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:42pm

Jefferson Lines is hosting a demonstration of electric motorcoaches at their Minneapolis facility on August 25th.

Key Points: 
  • Jefferson Lines is hosting a demonstration of electric motorcoaches at their Minneapolis facility on August 25th.
  • This exciting event is one of the first in the region to showcase various electric vehicles including the luxurious 52-passenger coach by Van Hool .
  • This event will be presented by ABC Companies , one of the leading distributors of motorcoaches in the country.
  • As an industry leader, Jefferson Lines was recognized for its efforts with the 2022 Leadership and Environmental Sustainability Award presented at the American Bus Association annual Marketplace event.

VIPdesk Accelerates Its Multi-Year Growth Spurt and Is Once Again Featured on the 2022 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:30pm

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Earlier this week, Inc. revealed that VIPdesk is No. 2,901 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy's most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Key Points: 
  • For the 4th time in 5 years VIPdesk appears on the Inc. 5000, with three-year revenue growth of 188% Percent!
  • 2,901 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
  • The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy's most dynamic segmentits independent businesses.
  • Sally Hurley VIPdesk's CEO and Founder says: "It's exciting to make the Inc 5000 list again!

BlastWave Accelerates Its Go-to-Market Strategy, Expands Its Management Team

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:05pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BlastWave today announced the appointment of Keao Caindec as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Vince Zappula as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), bringing cybersecurity market expertise that will accelerate the company's go-to-market strategy for its zero trust solution, BlastShield™. These additions signify BlastWave's growth and will further BlastShield's momentum as the only software-defined perimeter platform that integrates three breakthrough secure access capabilities: passwordless multi-factor authentication, microsegmentation and device invisibility. BlastShield proves you can't hack what you can't see.

Key Points: 
  • Zappula brings a wealth of experience to BlastWave, previously serving in CRO and revenue growth roles at CoSoSys, Data Endure and Newchip Accelerator.
  • Zappula possesses a proven track record of success and a passion for simplifying cybersecurity management.
  • "BlastWave is poised for rapid growth with its innovative Zero Trust Network Access solution," said Keao Caindec, BlastWave CMO.
  • BlastWave is transforming how businesses think about cybersecurity and emphasizing simplicity, winning three awards around manageability.

LENNAR INTRODUCES DAYBREAK MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY WITH LONG-AWAITED GRAND OPENING EVENT

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 4:00pm

Homes at Daybreak range from 1,464 to 3,183 square feet, with two to five bedrooms and two to three baths.

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  • Homes at Daybreak range from 1,464 to 3,183 square feet, with two to five bedrooms and two to three baths.
  • The community is just short drive from the modern conveniences of Puyallup and only 20 miles southeast of Tacoma.
  • For more information, call (877) 680-2885 or visit the Daybreak Community Website or www.lennar.com .
  • Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name.

CleanRobotics to Bring Accessible Recycling to Denver's Shine Music Festival

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:11pm

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanRobotics and Shine Music are excited to announce their partnership to make recycling more inclusive and accessible at the Shine Music Festival this August 27th, 2022, at Denver's Civic Center Park.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanRobotics and Shine Music are excited to announce their partnership to make recycling more inclusive and accessible at the Shine Music Festival this August 27th, 2022, at Denver's Civic Center Park.
  • Shine Music Festival, combines the staples of a typical music festival, comprehensive accessibility plans, and cutting-edge adaptive technology, to create barrier-free spaces that allow people of all abilities the opportunity to share in the groove together.
  • "We struggled to find a recycling solution that was easy to use, effective, and accessible for all.
  • "We immediately fell in love with the mission behind Shine Music Festival and knew we had to get involved," shared Charles Yhap, CleanRobotics CEO.

Bond Launches Life-Changing Embedded Credit Product

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bond Financial Technologies Inc., the leading embedded finance platform, today launched a breakthrough new Credit Builder Card that makes it simpler for fintechs and brands to offer secured credit cards to their customers.

Key Points: 
  • Bond has created a simple way for brands to build and offer secured credit cards with the following benefits:
    Require no consumer credit checks: Building credit does not actually require a credit check because the spend limit is secured by a balance.
  • Build credit history: Monthly repayment histories are automatically sent to credit bureaus to build credit history for customers.
  • "We're pleased to partner with Bond to make credit more accessible to consumers and deliver the Credit Builder Card at scale."
  • "Helping platforms like Bond innovate to better serve their clients is why Bloom Credit exists," said Christian Widhalm, CEO of Bloom Credit.