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Emergent Launches Automated Personalized Approach to Follow-Ups for Wills and Powers of Attorney

Recognizing the value in sending clients reminder letters to update their will, Emergent launches a new Estate Planning & Vault Manager software feature that automatically tracks necessary changes and personalizes follow-up letters.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (PRUnderground) June 25th, 2018

Created to help capture the lost revenue law firms could get from regularly updating their clients’ wills and powers of attorney, Emergent announces an easy and automated solution.  Integrated within Emergent’s Estate Planning & Vault Manager software program, the new feature automatically identifies specific clauses contained in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Personal Directives or Enduring Powers of Attorney. Within minutes, users can easily identify areas where changes are needed and write a personalized letter to clients suggesting they have their Will updated.  

Creating personalized follow up letters allows law firms to sidestep their generic siblings; readily known in the industry to carry a 0.04% response rate.  Using Emergent’s automated follow up feature, legal professionals can create a revenue stream that, until now, they didn’t have time to pursue.

Doing away with the impersonal, the new reminder letter feature from Emergent may increase response rates up to 4%.  Incumbent on law firms to educate clients on why they should update a will, the new Estate Planning & Vault Manager feature not only creates a regular revenue stream, it also leverages on-point customer service.

Darren Cooper, President, and CEO of Emergent said of the new wills and powers of attorney follow up software feature, “Additional revenue is predicated on your expertise as well as supporting the relationships you’ve built with your existing customers. Let’s be honest, generic letters are pitched in the circular file, and quite frankly, we think they should be, especially when it’s your goal to create a viable long-term relationship with your clients.  Using our Estate Planning & Vault Manager software to generate personalized follow-up letters is key to making an impression that has the potential to yield a 100 times increase in repeat business.”

For more information visit the www.emergent.ca.

About Estate Planning & Vault Manager:  

Estate Planning & Vault Manager is the most comprehensive and robust wills automation software solution in Canada.  The software is specially designed to automate Canadian wills, powers of attorney, reporting letters, codicils, letters to insurers and more.  The software has been available since 1999 and is used by Canada’s most respected legal professionals.

About Emergent

Emergent is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and provides the marketplace with document creation and file management software.  The software is available on a fee-per-file basis. Some of their products include Canada’s first two-way integration for Initial Notice/Notice of Change filings for corporations in Ontario, and software for the integration of corporate records, wills, and probate.

Press Contact

Name: Darren Cooper
Phone: 647-776-1442
Email: dcooper@emergent.ca
Website: www.emergent.ca

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dscout Launches Live, a 1:1 Video Interview Tool for Researchers

dscout Live is a video interviewing tool for researchers and companies to easily connect with consumers and customers when conducting contextual research.

Chicago, Illinois (PRUnderground) June 25th, 2018

dscout, Inc., provider of the world’s premier contextual research platform, today launched dscout Live, a new tool for face-to-face, real-time conversations between researchers and participants.

Built as a powerful way for researchers to make the most of customer conversations, Live enables companies to connect with participants at scale for cost-effective user interviews and easily manage each step along the way.

dscout CEO and founder Michael Winnick believes dscout Live revolutionizes how companies understand real people’s experiences by equipping researchers to interact with more people at the click of a button and share high-impact videos across their organizations.

“Now more than ever, companies need a steady flow of user understanding, customer empathy and real world insight,” Winnick says. “With Live, they can move from internal question to recruiting to interview and feedback in just a few days, saving time and money along the way.”

Key features of Live include real-time transcription, research participant screen sharing, clipping of essential moments, time-stamped notes during calls, and exports of both highlights and full interviews. dscout partnered with leading cloud communications platform Twilio to ensure reliability, and uses WebRTC technology to provide the experience entirely within a Chrome browser.

Live fully integrates with dscout’s Diary solution for mobile rich media research, and its Recruit solution for high-speed, low-cost participant sourcing. Beyond Live’s benefit as a standalone tool, it also allows researchers to combine methodologies in any “Mission” (research project) conducted in dscout to get closer to consumers or users.

“Live projects fit seamlessly into your dscout workflow,” Winnick says. “Live allows you to add another dimension to Diary studies, and to enhance a ‘Mission’ by capturing context-rich insights – like reactions to stimuli as they happen.”

Live is available for current and future dscout users as part of a dscout subscription package; contact the team to see a Live demo or learn more about plans.

Those interested in participating in a dscout project can get started by downloading the app through the App Store or Google Play.

About dscout

dscout, a contextual research platform—now with Live interviewing—is your shortest path to eye-opening human insights that build empathy and engage stakeholders. Research respondents (“Scouts”) capture their in-the-moment experiences of products and services. dscout’s customers use its innovative web-based analysis platform to derive tremendous customer insight – and tell customers’ stories using videos, photos and quantitative data. Headquartered in Chicago, dscout serves global leaders in social media, technology, consulting, advertising, financial services, consumer products, and healthcare industries.

Press Contact

Name: Cam Balzer
Phone: (312) 880-9715
Email: cam@dscout.com
Website: http://www.dscout.com

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Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Announces Formation of Council of Urban Entrepreneurs

Newark, NJ (PRUnderground) June 25th, 2018

The Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) – America’s first and only program to integrate academia, the private sector, government organizations, and non-profit partners to stimulate urban economic growth through entrepreneurship – has created its Council of Urban Entrepreneurs.  The purpose of the Council will be to provide guidance, inspiration, and education opportunities for aspiring business owners who wish to build their organizations in urban locales.

“Since its founding in 2008, CUEED has helped 370 New Jersey area entrepreneurs to create 580 jobs in urban locales and generate over $137MM in revenue,” says Lyneir Richardson, Executive Director of CUEED.  “The formation of our Rutgers Council of Entrepreneurs will allow us to further our mission and increase our impact by sharing the success stories of the Council members, and making their support available to the entrepreneurs and students who will be participating in our various programs.”

CUEED will leverage the diverse experience and career successes of the Council’s members in three ways:

  1. Sharing their stories, including where they came from, who influenced them, and how they navigated their journeys.
  2. Demonstrating how they build economic activity, create jobs, support civic causes, and drive social change.
  3. Analyzing their stories and careers as case studies and research projects at Rutgers Business School.

The Council of Urban Entrepreneurs is comprised of the following founding members:

  • Marjorie Perry – President/CEO of MZM Construction, the largest minority woman-owned business in New Jersey.
  • Randal Pinkett – Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of BCT Partners, a management, technology and policy consulting firm; and the season 4 winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice”.
  • Marc Berson – Chairman of Fidelco Realty Group; founding board member of NJPAC; and chair of Barnabas Health.
  • Antonio Ibarria – Publisher of El Especialito, the largest Spanish-language weekly newspaper in New York City and one of the largest in the U.S.; and founder of Save Latin America, a nonprofit that offers health and education services for immigrant families.
  • Sunny Kancherla – Managing Partner, The Digital Strategist marketing consultancy; Board of Advisors, NJIT Martin Tuchman School of Management; and Board of Directors, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation.

“I’m honored to be a founding member of the Council, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences and guidance so that others may thrive,” says MZM Construction’s Marjorie Perry.  “If my recommendations and advice help to raise someone’s business to the next level, then I’ll be extremely happy to have contributed to their success.”

Rutgers will expand the Council of Urban Entrepreneurs with additional members in the upcoming months.  Events will include the creation of a multimedia presentation about participating Council members that will tour throughout New Jersey during the summer; as well as an honorary reception for the founding Council members, which will take place Newark on July 18.

About The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED)

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) is the first center of its kind in the nation to integrate scholarly works with private capital, government, and non-profit sectors to develop citywide resources and bring renewed economic growth and vitality through urban entrepreneurship. We promote and foster a new generation of urban entrepreneurs who actively seek socially conscious urban renaissance.

Press Contact

Name: Rafe Gomez
Phone: 917.628.2119
Email: info@vcincmarketing.com
Website: http://www.business.rutgers.edu/cueed

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Top Website Design Company Maximize Studio, Shares Ways to Create A Great Website

Maximize Studio is recognized as a top web design company, – within the web design & development industrial. Maximize studio combine creativity and technology to build websites and marketing strategies to make your business thrive in today’s competitive Internet market that drive conversion for both startup and established clients of all industries, making them the "best of breed since 2003"

Hudson County, NJ, USA (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

Maximize Studio is recognized as a top web design company, – within the web design & development industrial. Maximize studio combine creativity and technology to build websites and marketing strategies to make your business thrive in today’s competitive Internet market that drive conversion for both startup and established clients of all industries, making them the “best of breed since 2003”

There are many factors that can make or break a website, but I can sum it up simply in a single sentence: A great website gives users the information they need as quickly and easily as possible.

  • Designed beautifully while avoiding excessive visual distractions
  • Designed simply but professionally & easy to navigate
  • Mobile responsive & Fast to load
  • Filled with calls to action that tell the user what to do next
  • Built on a content management system that’s regularly updated and maintained
  • Hosted on a quality host that prioritizes loading speed

Whether you are having a new website built or an existing website, there are a few important things you should consider, such as following:

Mobile First = Increased Conversions

Remove the Barriers

Get Your Website Tested BEFORE Launching

At one time, in order to stay ahead of the competition, the company that provided the best product or service won the heart of a consumer. Today, competition goes beyond the type of product or service you are offering.  Yes, products and services are important, but people are demanding more. Consumers want better user experiences. Having a well-built responsive website will provide people with what they want. Is your website prepared to fulfill the needs of your users?

About MaxiMize Studio

Maximize is a results-driven agency that custom tailors the best strategies to help you achieve your goals. We combine creativity and technology to build websites and marketing strategies to make your business thrive in today’s competitive Internet marketplace. While Maximize Studio is a Digital Media Agency with a full suite of services, we offer in-house services, such as Custom Responsive Website Design & Development, Mobile E-commerce, Design & Print, Web Portal & Directories, Mobile Development, Mobile App Development and Online Marketing & Advertising.

Press Contact

Name: Lana Gabrichidze
Phone: 8662132352
Email: info@maxmize.com
Website: www.maxmizestudio.com

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Kanino Drops New Track “DAY1Z”

The Future is Bright for Australian Hip Hop Artist

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

With his new track “DAY1Z,” Kanino reaches new heights in Australian hip hop. A club banger with immense energy, “DAY1Z” has multiple tones and flows to keep the listener fully engaged. The lyrics of “DAY1Z” celebrate those ride-or-die friends who have been supportive from the start.

As an independent artist, Kanino takes full control of everything from writing to recording to mixing and mastering his own songs. His efforts to maintain his original sound prove his dedication to his craft. For listeners of the hip hop/urban genre, Kanino is an artist to watch.

The release of “DAY1Z” is only the beginning for Kanino. His upcoming projects include a music video for his single “Bruce Wayne” featuring Noah Scharf and a new song with U.S. rappers Stitches and DAX entitled “Highlight.”

About Kanino

Kanino is a hip hop/urban artist based in Sydney, Australia. With the release of new track “DAY1Z,” he is looking to change the game in Australian hip hop. Kanino is a rising artist who has worked with American rappers Stitches and DAX. He proves to be an all-around talent by writing, recording, mixing and mastering his own songs.

Listen to “DAY1Z”:
https://itunes.apple.com/album/day1z-single/1397661580
https://open.spotify.com/track/1HTx5WvZtxcOVDkmjdQ197?si=vhx-qDG7QuqLcMMyQFZ8tAFollow

Kanino on social media:
https://www.instagram.com/kanino__

About AMW Group

AMW is an award-winning marketing, communications and entertainment group.

Press Contact

Name: Team AMW
Phone: (310) 295-4150
Email: info@amworldgroup.com
Website: http://www.amworldgroup.com

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Nava Releases First EP

Nava Explores R&B Sound with Release of New Music

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

With a background in soca and a passion for telling his story through music, Nava is a rising star from Trinidad and Tobago. After spending years touring and collaborating with soca superstar Machel Montano, Nava returns with the release of his R&B EP, “now(here);” on June 22.

Flavourmag’s article on one of Nava’s singles, “Blind,” reads, “Instead of worrying what people will think, he focuses on finding ways to break barriers whilst telling his story through music.”

“now(here);” is a project that explores relationships and heartbreak, with a sound that reflects Nava’s life and current experiences. The title “now(here);” signifies moving from “nowhere” to “now here,” while the semicolon signifies that for Nava, the journey is not over and he is just getting started. With heart-tugging composition and soothing vocals, this project shows exactly what it feels like to be “now(here);”.

Niji Magazine writes, “Nava makes sure he shows no fear with his music and likes to experiment with new sounds.” From a young age, Nava has gained valuable experience in music and has the potential to go even further as his sound changes and matures.

About Nava

Pranava Maharaj, who goes by stage name Nava, is an independent R&B artist & producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. At eleven years old, Nava won a music competition and his career continued to skyrocket from there. After catching the attention of soca superstar Machel Montano, Nava toured all over the world with Montano, performing at places such as Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Crop Over Festival in Barbados. He collaborated with Montano on soca hit “Festival” in 2015 and performed at Trinidad Carnival.

Nava has since been experimenting with his sound and has worked with other Trinidadian urban artists Kaz and Freshmxn. He has also put out a few singles, two of which are featured on his latest release.

Nava’s latest release, an R&B EP entitled “now(here);” showcases his further evolution of sound. With a unique musical background and a bright future, Nava is an artist to watch.

Listen to Nava’s latest EP “now(here);”:
https://fanlink.to/navamusic/
https://itunes.apple.com/artist/nava/1233533771
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7uBcA6RqaPr4zJsRPnUcNf?si=05KhrcxlSU2t-QLpTxuY_A

Follow Nava on social media:
https://www.instagram.com/navamusic
https://www.facebook.com/navamusicofficial

Official Website:
https://www.navamusicofficial.com

About AMW Group

AMW is an award-winning marketing, communications and entertainment group.

Press Contact

Name: Team AMW
Phone: (310) 295-4150
Email: info@amworldgroup.com
Website: http://www.amworldgroup.com

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We Buy Salt Lake City Houses Expands Their Service Area in Salt Lake City & Surrounding Areas

We Buy Salt Lake City Houses is proud to announce they are expanding their service area to include Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas. Homeowners seeking to rid themselves of unwanted property now have more favorable options available!

Salt Lake City, UT (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

The experts at We Buy Salt Lake City Houses have incredible news for the Salt Lake City community. Homeowners who seek outside solutions, beyond the typical real estate agencies, now have solutions that are more favorable. We Buy Salt Lake City Houses built its business to benefit homeowners like yourself. And now, through years of hard work, the company is expanding its service area in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas!

This is fantastic news for homeowners looking to shed their old property and get a fair cash offer for the piece of land. You are no longer limited to real estate agents, who take commissions and fees throughout the process. Now, you can be rid of your old property – in any condition – for a fair cash price. Yes, that’s correct! Any condition. Even if your home requires repairs or extensive renovations, We Buy Salt Lake City Houses will make you an offer.

The company lives by a simple motto: “Any house. Any condition. Cash.”

Just four easy steps to housing freedom:

  • Complete a simple contact with essential contact and property information.
  • You’ll be contacted within minutes to arrange a viewing.
  • A super-fast turnaround time ensures you receive a no-obligation CASH OFFER in under 24 hours.
  • Should you accept, your house is purchased at no cost to you!

About We Buy Salt Lake City Houses

For over 16 years, We Buy Salt Lake City Houses has worked with homeowners who want to be rid of their old properties. The company invests in properties for rental and resale purposes. As such, they can offer no-obligation CASH for your property!

About We Buy Salt Lake City Houses

We are a locally owner and operated real estate investment company that purchases properties for rental and resale purposes. Over the last 16 years we have had the opportunity to help countless individuals and families with there Real Estate needs.

Press Contact

Name: Paul Baird
Phone: (801) 829-9979
Email: paulbaird@webuyhouses.com
Website: http://www.webuysaltlakecityhouses.com/

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7 Reasons why to buy Gunter Wilhelm’s 5-layers full-clade Stainless Steel cookware

Selecting the right cookware for your kitchen is key and will influence your health, cooking performances, cost and easy of care for years to come.

Gunter Wilhelm is using quality materials and state-of-the-art technologies to manufacture its stainless steel cookware. Gunter Wilhelm cookware meets the strictest health standards and requirements in USA, Europe and Asia, providing a safe healthy cooking cookware for you and your loved ones. Gunter Wilhelm cookware has a mirror-finish for easy maintenance (easy wash and care)

New Jersey, USA (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

Selecting the right cookware for your kitchen is key and will influence your health, cooking performances, cost and easy of care for years to come.

Gunter Wilhelm is using quality materials and state-of-the-art technologies to manufacture its stainless steel cookware. Gunter Wilhelm cookware meets the strictest health standards and requirements in USA, Europe and Asia, providing a safe healthy cooking cookware for you and your loved ones. Gunter Wilhelm cookware has a mirror-finish for easy maintenance (easy wash and care)

Point 1:  5 Layers vs. 1-3 layers:

Stainless steel by itself is not a good heat conductor and therefore to make it cooks friendly many manufacturers are adding a copper or aluminum cores that will distribute the heat evenly and quickly. A even heat distribution is critical for the cooking process and avoiding hot/cold spots is a must.

1 layer of stainless steel will not distribute the heat quickly nor even, creating a significant temperature difference in different areas on the pan.

Most 3 layers have a copper core or aluminum core.  Both cores are introducing a new level of heat distribution across the pan, however with a full-clad 5 layer (3 inner aluminum cores with different heat distribution characteristics for the layers) Gunter Wilhelm’s cookware is able to create an even heat distribution bottom to top.
Point 2:  5 Layers full-clad vs. 7+ layers bottom plate:

  • Gunter Wilhelm heavy-duty-quality full-clad cookware have an even heat distribution bottom-to-top
  • A capsulated bottom will have a very good heat distribution on the bottom ONLY.  The bottom is storing a lot of energy (heat) that’s wants to move from the heat source to the colder area (in the pan case to the wall of the frying pan which are exposed to the room temperature air), however the wall of the fry pan is only 1 layer (best case 3 layers) and can’t transport all the heat created and stored at the thick bottom, which creates a “ring” of supper hot spots on the bottom.

Point 3:  3mm vs. 0.75-2.5mm thickness

Gunter Wilhelm stainless steel cookware is a full-clad construction made from a 3mm think 5 layer steel.  Advantages:

  • Thin steel will have more challenges in even heat distribution
  • Thin steel will not have the capacity to store the energy needed to sear the meat
  • Thin steel may warp due to heat differences and/or fast heat/cool time
  • A full-clad 5 layers 3mm thick is a superior construction providing even heat distribution, quick respond to the changes, storing energy to allow good sear, better tolerate against warping

Point 4: Stainless Steel vs. non-stick coating

Gunter Wilhelm stainless steel cookware doesn’t have any coating.  The benefits:

  • Gunter Wilhelm heavy-duty-quality stainless steel is non-reactive to your food and therefore will not change the taste of the food
  • Better for people with allergies
  • Will last longer than the standard coated cookware
  • With good cooking skills, a quality stainless steel cookware requires minimal maintenance, save you money and won’t have the potential of harmful chemicals leaking into your food.

Point 5: Stainless Steel vs. caste iron cookware

The benefits of Stainless Steel vs. cast iron

  • Stainless steel is lighter
  • Less to maintain and care (stainless steel can go into the dishwasher, and won’t rust). Also, no need to season the pan as you must do with cast iron
  • Good 5 layers stainless steel have a faster and better heat distribution
  • Gunter Wilhelm Stainless Steel have mirror-finish without pores like a cast iron cookware have. This means that:
    • It is better for people with allergies
    • It will not change the taste of your food, example:  acidic ingredients, like tomatoes or vinegar, may get a darker color or metallic taste in cast iron
    • You will not taste whatever was absorb in the pan form the previous cooking.

Point 6: Rivet-less

Gunter Wilhelm cookware is rivet-less which makes the cleaning faster and prevents the accumulation of food leftover under the rivets.

Point 7: Induction ready

Gunter Wilhelm cookware is constructed form heavy-duty-quality materials that are induction ready.   You may use our cookware on gas, electric stoves or induction cooktops.

Gunter Wilhelm Stainless steel in the media:

About Gunter Wilhelm

Incorporated in 2002, Gunter Wilhelm is accepted and recognized by professional chefs, celebrities and home cooks as an innovative and remarkable cutlery and cookware brand, combining high quality, advanced features and superior performance.

Press Contact

Name: Daniel Schwartz
Phone: 201-399-2917
Email: dannys@gunterwilhelm.com
Website: www.gunterwilhelm.com

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Twenty Plus Years Later, Greenwich Hospital Continues to Rely on Miura Boilers

The First US Hospital to Choose Miura Boilers Steams Ahead With the “On-Demand Steam Leader,” As It Upgrades Facilities and Takes Advantage of the Newest Technology.

Greenwich, CT (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

Back in 1997, when Greenwich Hospital broke ground on a new building, the plan was to build it in two phases, a concept that meant re-thinking the installation of two very large steam boilers.

“Space was at a premium since the sterilization facility adjacent to the boiler plant required more space,” noted Steven Slusarz, Greenwich Hospital’s Chief Plant Operator. “That meant the two large Cleaver-Brooks boilers that were part of the original plans no longer worked since they required a great deal of space for pulling tubes and general maintenance.”

After much research the hospital purchased seven Miura EX-200 SGO Gas/Oil Series High Pressure Steam Boilers.

Now, more than 20 years later, the hospital has begun to replace their Miura boilers with the latest Miura boiler technology.

“Back in 1997, Miura, already a world leader, was relatively new to the US market,” noted Paul O’Donnell, Miura’s VP of Strategic Development. “After careful research Greenwich Hospital noted a number of important features and advantages that made Miura the ideal choice for them, becoming the first US hospital to install innovative Miura boilers.”

There were several reasons why Miura won out as the boiler of choice for Greenwich Hospital. Among them were Miura’s compact size, efficient operation, and lower emissions, since the decision-makers at the time wanted the hospital to take the lead in building a “green” facility.

What today is referred to as “on-demand steam” really caught the attention of the Greenwich Hospital staff, since it was a relatively new innovation for the US market.

“What was especially exciting for the facility planners was that within a few minutes you were up to 100 PSI,” noted Slusarz. “Another major advantage was high and low fires, without a lot of modulation, so there wasn’t as much fine tuning required, and you still had higher efficiency.”

Running a boiler facility at a Northeast hospital has its own set of challenges,

“Efficient operation is critical,” noted Slusarz. “The hospital’s steam demand fluctuates throughout the day, so sometimes, we’re only doing 1,000 pounds an hour, and we can quickly go up to 8,000-9,000 pounds an hour. Plus, with multiple Miura boilers, we are able to have more control on what we are delivering, while minimizing waste.”

Slusarz also noted that the hospital continues to be recognized for its green initiatives, and recently took another step forward, going from regular number two heating oil to the ultra-low sulfur diesel.

“We dialed in the boilers, which brought our emissions even further down. We are running a very clean, efficient plant at Greenwich Hospital.”

Miura’s steam boilers, which are made in the company’s Rockmart, Georgia headquarters, gives Greenwich the capacity they needed for sterilization, heat, hot water, humidification and other requirements, while using less fuel and producing fewer emissions than traditional boilers.

Today, five of the original seven Miura boilers remain operational as the hospital upgrades to new Miura boilers and takes advantage of the company’s latest innovations.

“We replaced the two EX-200s from our original seven with EX-100s,” noted Slusarz. “The main reason was that on the days when we’re really not utilizing a large amount of steam, it gives the operator greater options. Plus, our boiler room is designed with two rows of boilers; three on one side and four on the other. This gives the operator a chance to shut down one whole side for maintenance, and still have redundancy on the line.”

Miura’s modular approach also makes it easy to achieve an N+1 system, a redundancy required for hospitals that enhances overall reliability, since users never sacrifice production due to annual inspections.

Maintenance-ease and an industry-best safety record is another reason why many choose Miura boilers.

“With Miura, everything is external,” notes Slusarz. “You don’t have to remove tons of covers and setup rigging. For our annual inspection, when the state requires us to pull the burner assemblies out, it’s relatively easy.

While suggesting that a second pair of hands may be needed on occasion, Slusarz noted that it is usually a one-person job.

The responsibilities of a Chief Plant Operator are extensive, which is why Slusarz enjoys how Miura boiler’s unique design and operational ease helps to make his job just a little easier.

“One of the features that stand out with Miura boilers is the compact footprint,” notes Slusarz. “Not only does it save us costly space, but you can walk around these boilers, which is a tremendous advantage.”

Miura’s compact size has also been a major advantage as the hospital continues to replace their boilers with the latest generation of Miura.

“Because we’re a hospital, you can never have enough elevators, bathrooms or closets, so Miura’s footprint is extremely beneficial to us,” notes Slusarz. “When it comes time to replace them, we can get them in and out using simple rigging, versus having to take a whole side of a building out to replace a boiler. That’s a big deal.”

Operationally, the hospital’s Siemens BAS system is tied into the boiler, allowing Slusarz and his team to “see exactly what’s going on at any given time and make adjustments accordingly.”

Monitoring the Miura boilers is another stand-out feature.

Miura’s EX Gas/Oil Series High Pressure Steam Boiler is one of the most versatile industrial steam boilers in the world. The EX design minimizes carryover and produces 99%+ dry saturated steam in less than 5 minutes from a cold start. Faster start-up means less fuel used, greater savings, and more responsible use of precious natural resources.

Available in 100HP, and in 50HP increments up to 300HP models, the EX Series utilizes vertical water tubes in a circular array. Both headers of each series are encased in a castable refractory with only the tubes exposed to flame and/or combustion gases. The upper header is attached to the lower header only by the tubes. As the tubes expand and contract, the headers float up and down accordingly.

The ‘floating header’ concept allows for even thermal expansion of the tubes, therefore reducing stress points within the boiler.” The ‘leaky tube’ problems associated with firetube and bent watertube designs have been eliminated.

Working with the folks at Miura has also been something that has impressed Slusarz and his team.

“The customer service that we do get out of Miura’s New Jersey office has been outstanding,” adds Slusarz. “I have absolutely no complaints.”

Having already replaced two boilers, Greenwich Hospital plans to replace at least one of their original five remaining boilers each year.

“We want to bring everything up to date and try to stay a little bit ahead of the curve,” noted Slusarz.

Greenwich Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a premier healthcare facility that has been recognized for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, technological innovations, medical advancements and community involvement, including the 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award for outstanding patient experience in inpatient services, which they won for the second year in a row.

About Miura America Co., Ltd.

Miura Boiler was founded in 1927 and has grown to be one of the largest industrial steam boiler manufacturers in the world. Forward-thinking companies in North America, who want to conserve oil and gas resources while saving money and reducing emissions have embraced Miura Boiler technology resulting in the accelerated growth of Miura’s market share. The company is already the market leader in Asian countries.

Press Contact

Name: Bob Lipp
Phone: 678-685-0929
Email: Blipp@marcommgroup.com
Website: http://miuraboiler.com

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PNF CPA – NJ & NY State Response to Tax Reform

The new tax reform laws have inspired a variety of emotions in businesses and business owners across the country. Depending on how big your business is and where you live, the tax reform laws have created confusion, elation, disappointment, celebration and frustration. If you happen to live in states like New Jersey and New York, which are high-taxed states to begin with, these new laws are most likely causing you to feel the confusion and frustration.

East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey (PRUnderground) June 22nd, 2018

The new tax reform laws have inspired a variety of emotions in businesses and business owners across the country. Depending on how big your business is and where you live, the tax reform laws have created confusion, elation, disappointment, celebration and frustration. If you happen to live in states like New Jersey and New York, which are high-taxed states to begin with, these new laws are most likely causing you to feel the confusion and frustration.

To further complicate the issue, the IRS issued a statement in May 2018 announcing that they would thwart efforts by New York and New Jersey legislators who are trying to pass state-level provisions to the federal tax code. Since this is already a challenging issue and also involves a certain level of politics, PNF CPA is here to serve as your trusted expert to guide you through these tax reform changes and help you figure out how they might directly impact you. Here’s what you need to know:

The Backstory: New Jersey and New York Fight The IRS

When Congress passed the tax reform bill in December 2017, it included a $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for both state and local taxes. Worried about how this change would affect their high-taxed residents, lawmakers in New York and New Jersey passed legislation that allowed people to get local tax credits for donations to local governments.

In in April 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York was the first Governor to sign a bill in defiance of the new tax law that gave local governments the power to set up charitable funds to which New York taxpayers could make tax-deductible contributions and receive a property tax credit equal to 95 percent of the donation in the following fiscal year. In addition, the New York state bill allowed employers to opt into a payroll tax system that could cut liability on tax wages over $40,000 through the use of tax credits.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that allowed municipalities to issue local tax credits in May 2018, which the IRS is now calling illegal. The New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewel, wrote a letter to the IRS that calls attention to the fact that they have recognized the taxpayers’ ability to receive credit for charitable contributions to government agencies since 2011.

Although the IRS didn’t explicitly release the details of their policy changes, the statement they released in response to these state changes was as follows:

“Despite these state efforts to circumvent the new statutory limitation on state and local tax deductions, taxpayers should be mindful that federal law controls the proper characterization of payments for federal income tax purposes.”

In layman’s terms, the issue is this: New York and New Jersey are concerned about their residents essentially getting taxed twice on property taxes that exceed the federal cap, and the IRS wants to override the legislation passed in those states.

What This Means For You

The Tax Policy Center performed a study on the impact that the new tax reform bill would have on individuals across income groups and state lines. Their research found that New Jersey had the highest rate of tax increases, with 10.2 percent of taxpayers estimated to pay higher federal taxes for 2018. Close runners-up were Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and New York, which had about 8.3 percent of taxpayers estimated to pay higher federal taxes in 2018.

While seemingly partisan political battles play out in the news media, the reality is that a higher percentage of taxpayers in those five states will not see the benefits of the tax reform unless the IRS recognizes the changes they are trying to make at the state level. Since the IRS currently allows taxpayers in other states to use similar credits for things like private school scholarships, it’s currently unclear how this will ultimately play out prior to Tax Day 2019.

Be sure to check back in with the PNF Resource Center in the coming months for updates about this issue and how it might affect you and your business.

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Source: PRUnderground.com