Dutch Bros. Coffee expanding to SurpriseDutch Bros.Dutch Bros. Coffee is opening its first location in Surprise, Arizona just east of the southeast corner of Bell Road and Litchfield Road. De Rito Partners’ agents Brian Bridgman and Marty Olejarczyk represented Dutch Bros. in a ground lease of 23,762 square feet.Middle Eastern market opening second Valley locationYa Hala Middle Eastern Market is adding their second Valley location at the southwest corner of Bell Road and Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. Carl Jones Jr. and Gordon Heckaman of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for a 900-square-foot space.DC Ranch Crossing adding two new tenantsThe DC Ranch Crossing shopping center located at the southeast corner of Pima Road and Union Hills Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona will be adding two new tenants. Fleet Feet, a sports apparel store, and Roasti’s Pizza signed leases for 1,921 square feet and 3,484 square feet, respectively. John Palmieri and Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the two deals.New tanning and massage outlet to open in North PhoenixGreenway Village Shopping Center is adding a new tanning and massage outlet to the strip center located just east of the northeast corner of 32nd Street and Greenway Road in Phoenix. De Rito Partners agents Justin Rihs and Robert McKnight represented the landlord in completing the lease for 1,296 square feet.Warner Village adding Jabz BoxingJabz Boxing Fitness for Women signed a lease to open their third Valley location, this one at Warner Village in Tempe, Arizona. The center is located at the northeast corner of Priest Drive and Warner Road. Gordon Heckaman and Trevor Clinch of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal.Fred Loya Insurance continues Valley expansionDobson Plaza located at the southwest corner of Dobson Road and Main Street in Mesa, Arizona will be adding a Fred Loya Insurance office. Brian Bridgman and Justin Rihs of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for a 1,533-square-foot space.Home Smart Realty adding office in Fountain HillsChristine Schroedel is opening a new Home Smart Realty office in Fountain Hills, Arizona at the northeast corner of Saguaro Boulevard and El Lago Boulevard. De Rito Partners’ agents Steve Bonnell and Roger Brevoort represented the landlord in completing the lease for 1,600 square feet.Epic Thrift opening new Tempe locationEpic Thrift leased a 16,000-square-foot portion of a former grocery store at the southwest corner of McClintock Drive and Southern Avenue in Tempe, Arizona. Paul Serafin and Mike Kumelski of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal.Filiberto’s adding location in GoodyearFiliberto’s Mexican Food signed a lease for a 1,950-square-foot drive-thru at Parkway Village in Goodyear, Arizona. De Rito Partners’ agents Trevor Clinch and Justin Rihs represented the landlord in completing the lease at the southwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Roosevelt Street.Pet groomer opening first locationFurry Beginnings pet grooming boutique is set to open their first location this summer in Gilbert, Arizona. Gordon Heckaman of De Rito Partners represented the tenant in completing the deal for a 1,660-square-foot space at the southwest corner of Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road.West Valley Gaming opening at Rancho MirageWest Valley Gaming completed a deal to open a 2,535-square-foot location at Rancho Mirage in El Mirage, Arizona. The center is located at the northeast corner of Dysart Road and Thunderbird Road. Bill Bones of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the lease.Luxe Salon relocating in GilbertLuxe Salon signed a lease to relocate to the San Tan Village Regional Center in Gilbert, Arizona. De Rito Partners’ agent Paul Serafin represented the tenant in completing the deal for a 4,470-square-foot space.Starbucks adding new location in PeoriaStarbucks Coffee is set to open a new location in the former Jack in the Box across from Arrowhead Mall in Peoria, Arizona. The tenant signed a lease for 2,942 square feet just east of the southeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Bell Road. Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal.Salon opening first locationMy Salon Suites is opening their first location at the The Shops at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve Bonnell and John Palmieri of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for a 5,630-square-foot space at the center locates east of the northeast corner of Doubletree Ranch Road and Gainey Center Drive.The Shops at Tatum Ranch adding a cigar barMojitos Cigar Bar signed a lease to open a 2,830-square-foot location at The Shops at Tatum Ranch in Cave Creek, Arizona. De Rito Partners’ agent Bill Bones represented the landlord in completing the deal just west of the southwest corner of Tatum Boulevard and Cave Creek Road.
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementFrom Staff & Wire Reports NASHUA, NH — ASA Tire Systems announced a series of promotions and new hires. • Dean Rascoe was promoted to sales manager. • Mark Lanter joined the company as an account manager based in Kirkland, WA. • Bob Hazard joined ASA at the Nashua, NH, headquarters as a territory manager. • Russ Johnson was promoted to manufacturer interface liaison. • Clyde Sheldon was named to head development of ASA’s mobility software. • Jeff Manseau was promoted to head customer service. • Raymond Turilli Jr. will take on additional duties as network services coordinator and manage ASA’s VPN and wireless showroom projects. • Flora Lindsey will head up quality control for ASA’s TreadX system. • Kathy Stevens has joined the support team in ASA’s Nashua office as a TireMax support analyst. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
The lads and ladies of Montauk Friends of Erin gave parade grand marshal Kathleen Keller a big tip of their hats on Sunday as she led their 56th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Not only has Keller has served as the group’s secretary, as a member of their ladies auxiliary, and as an organizer of the parade, but she followed in a Keller family tradition as her father and brother previously served as grand marshals of the parade. The crowd of Irish and Irish-for-the-day cheered Keller as she kicked off the line of march, which included floats, antique fire trucks, emergency responders, and local dignitaries. Share
Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay’s Calverton location offers 15 acres of lavender fields. Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Share Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Summer Borsack’s daughter heads out onto the field at Lavender by the Bay in Calverton during a recent trip. Independent/Summer Borsack Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, Calverton Lavender by the Bay, East Marion Summer plans have changed. Faraway trips are not on the itinerary. But a trip to Lavender by the Bay may just make you feel like you’re somewhere else altogether.The colors, the smells, the textures. It is indeed “sensory bliss,” as Summer Borsack refers to the intoxicating surroundings, during a time when our senses may need some stimulation after months cooped up during quarantine.Borsack, a Springs resident, has made several trips to both the East Marion and Calverton farms, each with 15 acres of blooming lavender fields. “Some people go to take photos, some just to enjoy the experience of walking the fields, having the lush, thick lavender brush against your legs as the aroma floats up, breathing in the amazing scent.”It is an experience that almost went unattainable because of the pandemic. Susan Rozenbaum, who owns Lavender by the Bay with her husband, Serge, and their son Chanan, says initially they decided not to open the fields to the public this summer because of COVID-19, feeling their normal operations were not conducive to the necessary social distancing.However, Chanan found a service that could help with online ticketing for field entry. They opened the fields to a limited number of people during four 1.5-hour time slots at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Social distancing and masks are required. And the guests arrived. Not that you’d necessarily know it, were you among them.“If you were to visit, you would say there’s nobody here,” Rozenbaum says. “That was the goal.”There are fewer options than ever for summer activities, especially for children. Splish Splash Water Park, located diagonally across from the Calverton farm, remains closed. Beaches are limited to 50% capacity. Many don’t feel comfortable with playdates. Yet people are thrilled to just walk through the lavender fields.“They’re thanking us for doing it,” Rozenbaum says, and the social media outpouring proves her point. “They find it a relaxing experience. People love it anyway, but especially now during a time of COVID, they feel it’s a pleasant experience. I hope they feel comfortable.”Lavender by the Bay’s Calverton location offers 15 acres of lavender fields. Independent/Summer BorsackGrowing lavender plants began as a hobby for Susan and Serge, who is French and worked on farms in France and Israel. They cultivated it in the backyard of their then vacation home in Southold, giving it away to guests and eventually setting up a table at the end of their driveway offering bunches and sachets.With so many people buying, they decided to purchase a fallow farm on the main road in East Marion in 2002 and started by planting two acres, adding on more each year until it reached 15 acres.There are more than 80,000 lavender plants there now, and the Calverton farm is in its third year of operation. They grow two types—English lavender and French lavender. “English lavender considered the true lavender,” Rozenbaum says, explaining that it much sweeter than French and is used in baking and in teas. It produces a more vibrant blue color to deep purple.French lavender, which can only be propagated from seed, is a much larger plant, with taller stems and a stronger scent. It tends to be used more medicinally. The purple is not as vibrant as in the English variety, but it ranges “from a pretty blue to a very pale blue,” she says.Summer Borsack’s daughter heads out onto the field at Lavender by the Bay in Calverton during a recent trip. Independent/Summer BorsackThere are main paths to walk lined with wood chips, so visitors are not stepping on the plants, which they do harvest for fresh and dried bunches, lavender-filled sachets, and aromatherapy and culinary products, all for purchase, including online. “This year, since people so happy to come see the fields…we’re just cutting for fresh bunches,” she says. There is also a limited quantity of lavender honey, available only for sale there, at a stand set up outdoors.Among the many options, guests find something they can call their own. “You can make the experience whatever you want it to be,” says Borsack, who took her young children. “I found that when I stopped trying to figure out what I should be doing, I enjoyed myself much more.”“We were just very happy that we could open up in a limited way. If we didn’t let people in the field, it wasn’t as if the lavender itself would go to waste,” Rozenbaum says, explaining that they would have still harvested and dried it. “We wouldn’t be losing the lavender, we would be losing the joy of people coming to visit.”Lavender by the Bay is located at 7540 Main Road, East Marion and in Calverton across from Splish Splash on Route 25. 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Tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered accommodation barge Ayang 2 offshore Angola. The barge was towed from Romania to a location offshore Porto Amboim. The Ayang 2 is an accommodation and work barge owned by the offshore division of Korean group Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The 115 meter long and 32 meters wide barge, which can accommodate over 350 people, had undergone an upgrading at DSME’s Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, located at the Black Sea coast.For this towage job Fairmount Marine was contracted by Daewoo’s logistics team. Tug Fairmount Sherpa hooked up with barge Ayang 2 and towed her to the location offshore Angola over a distance of 6,100 miles within 30 days at an average speed of 8.5 knots.[mappress]Fairmount, August 28, 2013
LNG engineer Technip said its revenue rose 17 percent to EUR 2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2015, as compared to the same period a year before.Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO of Technip said the company’s first quarter was solid despite industry headwinds, “the Group’s adjusted revenue, operating profit (OIFRA) and net income grew respectively 17%, 43% and 28% compared to a year ago.”“As in the previous three quarters, performance was contrasted between our two segments. In Subsea, adjusted revenue growth was at a high level – 28% – and there was a substantial improvement in both margin and absolute profit compared to first quarter last year. Order intake was robust at over €1 billion including resilient demand for the Brazil pre-salt developments with a significant hi-tech flexible pipe award. Onshore/Offshore was not satisfactory. Although adjusted revenue grew thanks to the new projects (such as Yamal) won last year, adjusted operating profit fell to €24 million. Order intake was solid in terms of services contracts with early stage work and PMC contracts, but slower in EPC awards resulting in a low total value booked as order intake,” Pilenko said.Talking about Technip’s 2015 objectives, Pilenko said expectations for the Group overall remain unchanged but, recognizing that at this point Subsea is outperforming and Onshore/Offshore underperforming, the company raises its expectation for adjusted operating profit for Subsea to the top of the announced range at around €840 million and lower Onshore/Offshore to around the bottom of the announced range, so around €250 million.[mappress mapid=”17153″]Image: Technip
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The trailer, which will be used to transport John Deere cotton pickers, features a deck that can be widened to 3.8 m.According to Drake Trailers, the trailer is equipped with wheel wells to reduce the height of the convoy, when loaded with the cotton pickers, to a height of 5 m.The trailer, from Drake Trailer’s full widener range, was delivered with a 4 x 4 tyre configuration and a 2 x 4 dolly trailer.Based in Australia, Drake Trailers manufactures widening and fixed width trailers for heavy haulage, mining site equipment transport, steerable modular trailers and telescopic trailers. www.draketrailers.comfacebook.com/pg/bjcheavyhaulage
The victim of a fatal assault in a Newcastle shopping centre has been named as a 52-year-old solicitor. Northumbria Police confirmed that Peter Duncan was stabbed with a weapon believed to be a screwdriver on Wednesday night inside the doors of the shopping centre at Old Eldon Square. In a statement, his family said: ‘Peter was a kind and caring man who was always first to help others. Peter DuncanSource: Northumbria Police/PA Wire‘He was a devoted father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend and loved by all who knew him. His death will leave such a huge hole in our lives and he’ll be deeply missed by us all. ‘Words can’t quite describe what life will be like without him. He had so much of his life left to live and he’ll be in our hearts and thoughts every day.’ Duncan was legal counsel at international engineering and manufacturing firm Royal IHC Limited, with his office based in the city. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was a Northumbria University law graduate who also spent eight years with Newcastle firm Dickinson Dees LLP (now part of Womble Bond Dickinson). He was admitted as a solicitor in September 2007. In one Twitter tribute, a former colleague said: ‘I am totally distraught at hearing this. Peter was the most wonderful man and an absolute joy to work with.’Law Society vice-president David Greene said: ‘We are deeply saddened to hear the shocking news of Peter Duncan’s death. The Law Society’s thoughts are with his family, friends and the local Newcastle community at this extremely tragic time.’
FRANCE: Leasing company Alpha Trains Group is targeting the emerging French passenger rolling stock leasing market with the formation of a French subsidiary. ‘France is a new and important market for us, which we are relying on to replicate our success in Germany and become the ideal partner of the regions to facilitate opening up to competition’, said group CEO Shaun Mills on May 3.Alpha Trains France will be headed by Country Director Vincent Pouyet, who was previously Sales Director at Bombardier. ‘We wish to convince the regions that train leasing is a simple, effective solution which makes it possible to guarantee the best price:service ratio’, explained Pouyet. ‘Alpha Trains ensures transparent management of the fleet by taking on the technical and financial risks. Our solution gives budgetary control back to the regions, allowing them to concentrate on their main task, namely thinking of the development of transport in their area.’Alpha Trains has around 110 employees from 11 countries at its offices in Luxembourg, Antwerpen, Köln, Madrid and Paris. It currently leases 370 locomotives and 435 multiple-units to various operators including Transdev and Keolis which are its largest clients in Germany.