Alloy LED Expands Operations with East Coast Distribution Center

Emeryville, Calif. — Alloy LED, a California-based manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting, has expanded its operations to the East Coast with a new distribution center in North Carolina. The center currently serves its customers in the southeastern United States.

Service Management Group Partners with Sally Beauty

Kansas City, Mo. — Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer experience management, employee experience and brand research partner to more than 500 brands, has established a new partnership with global beauty products retailer Sally Beauty. The specialty retailer chose

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP of Finance

New Albany, Miss. — Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) has named John Richardson as vice president of finance for the Refrigerated Solutions Group, effective June 24, 2019, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of RSG. In his new role, Richardson

Texas Movie Theater Chain Partners with Shooter Detection Systems (SDS)

Rowley, Mass. — Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the security industry’s leading gunshot detection solutions provider, has partnered with a Texas movie theater company, which has installed the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in its chain of multi-cinema movie theaters

Mastic Makes it Possible

— By Lee Lowis — Durable parking lot repairs with less downtime.   Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, nor did he invent the assembly line. His efforts did bring the horseless carriage within reach of the middle class.

Let’s Pave Selects Saw Mill Capital as Equity Partner

Oak Brook, Ill. — Let’s Pave, a leading national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, has selected Saw Mill Capital Partners II, LP and affiliated private equity investment funds managed by Saw Mill Capital LLC as its financial and

Erwin Pearl Selects Springboard Retail to Power Retail Operations

Boston — Springboard Retail, the leading cloud POS and Retail Management platform designed to help growing brands and retailers drive sales and margin, has partnered with iconic jewelry brand Erwin Pearl. Designing jewelry since 1952, Erwin Pearl — named after

H.C. Duke & Son / Electro Freeze Names New VP of Sales

East Moline, Ill. — Greg Stak has been named vice president of sales at H.C. Duke & Son, LLC / Electro Freeze. He most recently held senior sales management positions for Vollrath Company at Stoelting Foodservice and in the Vollrath Foodservice

LevelTen Energy to Provide Clean Power to 3,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

Seattle — LevelTen Energy has closed a three-project renewable energy portfolio purchased by Starbucks, comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. The power purchase agreement portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve

CBRE/Iron Mountain Recognized for Professional Excellence by CoreNet Global

Los Angeles — CBRE, Iron Mountain and Redaptive have won the 2019 Professional Excellence Award conferred by CoreNet Global. The combined team was recognized for accelerating environmental improvements and cost reduction via an innovative Efficiency-as-a Service (EaaS) delivery model. CBRE’s

BluSky Restoration Contractors Merges with United Services

Denver — In late May, Denver-based BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC merged with St. Louis-based United Services, a full-service disaster restoration company serving commercial and residential clients since 1988. “BluSky and United Services share similar missions and core values that are

Let’s Pave Named One of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019

Oak Brook, Ill. — Let’s Pave LLC, a national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019 in the fast-growing private company sector. The Best Workplaces list appears in the

Branded Group Co-Founder Nominated as a Top Businesswoman in Orange County

Orange, Calif. — Branded Group’s co-founder and vice president of business development, Kiira (Esposito) Belonzi, has been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Business Award. The awards program, entering its 25th year, highlights exceptional female business

Restaurant Magic Promotes Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Tampa, Fla. — Restaurant Magic has promoted Michael Beck to vice president of sales & marketing. Prior to this promotion, Beck was Restaurant Magic’s director of sales. In his new role, Beck will work to grow, train and manage Restaurant

Restaurant Technologies: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Tina Swanson — R&R: Where are you based and how long has Restaurant Technologies been in business? Tina Swanson: Restaurant Technologies is based in Minneapolis and has been providing automated solutions to restaurants for more than 20

Pentair: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Melissa Jones — Melissa Jones is business unit leader of Pentair Residential & Commercial Filtration. R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Melissa Jones: Pentair was founded 1966 and is

ServiceMaster DSI Names Director of Strategic Marketing

Chicago — DSI Holdings Corporation, the largest owner and operator of ServiceMaster franchises in the United States, has hired Michael Ganda as its new director of strategic marketing. His primary responsibility will be overseeing DSI’s web site and digital presence.

Cuhaci & Peterson Promotes Senior Vice President of Engineering

Orlando, Fla. — Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers and Planners has promoted Joe Keene to senior vice president of engineering. Formerly vice president of mechanical engineering, Keene will now oversee strategic direction and management of the firm’s engineering disciplines, including

Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association Becomes Connex

Denver — After almost 25 years, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management, has rebranded and is now Connex. The rebranding announcement was made April 30, 2019 to a record-setting crowd by Bill

Phoenix Energy Technologies Completes Growth Equity Funding

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Phoenix Energy Technologies (PhoenixET), an IOT business intelligence analytics company and leader in smart buildings, has raised growth capital to accelerate product development and facilitate entry into additional markets. Spring Lake Equity Partners and Energy Innovation

‘Air’ Apparent

— By William Gagnon — High-speed hand dryers offer total solution for retail restroom challenges. Cleanliness and general appearance are top concerns for successful retail and restaurant establishments, which often rely on positive brand reputation and word-of-mouth advertising to keep