Grown from roots firmly established during the past 75 years, today Hickory, North Carolina-based HSM, a

Grown from roots firmly established during the past 75 years, today Hickory, North Carolina-based HSM, a diversified manufacturer servicing the bedding and other industries, continues to branch out, seeking opportunities for growth.  HSM was founded as Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co. in 1944 by Parks C. Underdown near the Hickory community of Brookford. Originally a producer of wire and springs for the bedding and furniture industries, the company soon began adding product lines and specialized factories for those two industries and others — a practice of vertical integration and diversification that remain hallmarks of the company today.  Two Long Histories of Success: It is no small feat to stay in business for decades. This fall, BedTimes spotlights two companies celebrating major milestones in 2019. In this issue, we feature HSM, which is marking 75 years in business; in September, we profiled Atlanta Attachment Co., founded 50 years ago. For most of their histories, the companies operated separately, though, over time, HSM became a customer of AAC and, in 2016, HSM acquired AAC as a standalone division. You’ll read in the stories that the companies, which both began as fa...

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons Market In-deep Analysis And Experts Review Report 2019-2025

Global Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons Market Report gives a brief information on market measure (volume and esteem), and divides the market by regions, types, genuine drivers, models, challenges, applications, yearly advancement rate, figures, and associations. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons market report gives an essential outline of the business examination which is accommodated the worldwide Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons market including definitions, arrangements, applications, and industry chain structure, improvement history, focused scene examination, and significant nation’s creating status. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons market is foreseen to rise at a relentless rate and will post CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2019-2025 Resp. The report global Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons Industry is an expert review, detail investigation that combines fragments of knowledge delivered from complex data, which clients can use for their business favorable position. A vast volume of accurate, trustworthy Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons market information has been refined into clear and meaningful information for customers so they can figure their ...

New monk fruit has 20% more sweet components | 2019-10-29

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Layn Corp. has introduced a new proprietary variety of monk fruit that has been shown to produce 20% more mogrosides, the sweet components in monk fruit that are used to reduce sugar in foods and beverages. Layn Corp. calls the new monk fruit Super V Fruit. The increase in mogrosides will decrease the land, water and resources required to produce monk fruit. The monk fruit harvest takes place from October through December in Guilin, China. Layn will process commercial scale volumes. Newport Beach-based Layn USA, Inc. is part of Layn Corp., which is based in China. Stepping Motor, Hybrid stepping motor, DC Motor, Draining Actuator – Leili,https://www.leili-motor.net/

Analyzing First US Bancshares (NASDAQ:FUSB) & Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT)

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) and First US Bancshares (NASDAQ:FUSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk. Eagle Bancorp Montana pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. First US Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Eagle Bancorp Montana pays out 35.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First US Bancshares has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. 36.3% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.9% of First US Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Eagle Bancorp Montana shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of First US Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, l...

Emergency situations can arise at any moment. It’s important to own survival gear that could potentially

Emergency situations can arise at any moment. It’s important to own survival gear that could potentially save your life in a dangerous scenario. Every household should have some well thought out survival equipment on hand in case an emergency or disaster suddenly arises. The same goes for those who enjoy trekking into the wilderness — if you spend time in the remote outdoors than you would be wise to own some gear capable of getting you out of a jam if things go south. We’ve put together a top ten list of some rad survival gear that includes some seriously cool, as well as totally useful and practical equipment. We’ve included items that could prove essential to survival in a variety of potential scenarios. Utilizing quality multi-tools, having the ability to cook food on the go and providing yourself with portable, lightweight sleeping arrangements are just a few of the goals included in this list. Most of these items are quite simple in concept and very much affordable — but the gear here none the less has a lot of potential to turn a worst case scenario into a manageable and survivable ordeal. Whether you’re an all out doomsday prepper or just a mindful outdoorsmen, we’ve got...

Daikin Applied Has Big Plans For Future Growth | 2019-10-18

MARCO ISLAND, Florida – Daikin welcomed more than 1,300 sales representatives and customers to its biennial group sales meeting, offering attendees a vision of the future, as well as an up-close look at the global manufacturer’s newest equipment. Mike Schwartz, CEO, Daikin Applied Americas, addressed the crowd, noting that while there has been dramatic growth in the Americas business over the last 10 years, there is always room for improvement. “Our mission today and going forward is to change who we are and to challenge ourselves,” he said. “We have been a traditional HVAC hardware provider for almost 90 years. Now as we look forward to the changes in the industry, it’s clear that we’ve got to be a much broader HVAC solutions provider that goes beyond just equipment.” Discussing this – and other issues – were Kirk Thorne, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and aftermarket at Daikin Applied, Mike Hoppe, product leader of Intelligent Solutions® at Daikin Applied, Bill Dietrich, product general manager of chillers at Daikin Applied, and Matt Dodds, product manager of applied rooftop and self-contained systems at Daikin Applied. All four sat down with The ACHR NEWS durin...

How to avoid regaining weight and keep the pounds off

I’m a university student and I lost 20 pounds from January to April through eating healthily and regular exercise, which I loved. My confidence and mental health, which had been affecting me for a while, were so much better. At the beginning I went to the gym with a friend and we did workouts together, but by the end I was quite happy going by myself and going into the weights section alone. It was such a relief to finally be feeling good and so much more positive about my life. Then something happened. I started feeling like I could treat myself more. Without noticing, I stopped going to the gym and wasn’t making the right food choices. I started to stress-eat around exam time and shut off anything to do with exercise, spending time in the library eating chocolate bars and chips as a comfort blanket. I didn’t really notice the weight piling back on. I tend to self-destruct like this when I feel like everything’s too much. It’s now a few months later and I’m right back where I started. I feel so frustrated and angry for letting myself do this when I tried so hard. I try to eat healthily but after two days I’m back to binge-eating in the ...

Cree BR30 Floodlight LED (2019) review: This affordable LED floodlight is almost perfect

The Good Cree’s newest LED floodlight is brighter than advertised and more efficient than just about every other BR30-shaped LED that we’ve tested. It didn’t flicker or buzz in any of our dimming tests, it aced our heat build-up tests and it comes with a category-leading 10-year warranty. The Bad Despite claiming a high color-rendering score, Cree’s bulbs didn’t make colors look noticeably better in our tests. The bulb also wouldn’t dim much lower than 10 percent at minimum settings, which is a little high. The Bottom Line This is a best-in-class LED floodlight that’s priced like a bargain bulb. Put it right at the top of your list if you’re in need of new lights. Let me start by running through some of the things I think you should look for in a good 65-watt replacement floodlight LED, as outlined in my rundown of the top picks in the category: Cree’s newest floodlight LED checks all of these boxes. Available in a two-pack at Home Depot for $10, it’s an affordable and well-rounded choice that boasts an industry-leading 10-year warranty and the best efficiency I’ve ever seen from a floodlight. It’s brighter...

When my father was 18 years old, he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home

When my father was 18 years old, he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home late. That’s never good, but it was particularly bad then, in 1954, the year he crashed his car on the early-morning Milwaukee streets. Seat belts weren’t common until the 1960s, and federal law didn’t mandate them until 1968. Dad’s unharnessed body was thrown out the windshield, through the quiet night, and onto the pavement. He survived—otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this—but not without permanent disability. The road to mandatory seat belts was a long one, involving decades of medical and military research, legislative intervention, and corporate acquiescence. But today, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 90 percent of Americans use seat belts, which, the agency claims, save some 15,000 lives a year. They are almost automatic for most drivers and passengers. Except in one case. Even people who wear seat belts religiously tend not to do so in taxis. New York City cab passengers over age 16 are exempt from seat-belt laws (for now), and a 2014 NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission survey of such riders reported that only 38 percent of them wear seat belts. Why? In a...

So you’re looking to buy your first 3D printer, and your index finger is quivering over

So you’re looking to buy your first 3D printer, and your index finger is quivering over that 300 US Dollar printer on Amazon.com. Stop! You’re about to have a bad time. 3D printing has come a long way, but most 3D printers are designed through witchcraft, legends, and tall tales rather than any rigorous engineering process. I would say most 3D printer designs are either just plain bad, or designed by a team of Chinese engineers applying all their ingenuity to cost cutting. There are a few that are well designed, and there is a comparatively higher price tag attached. I’ll start by going through some of the myths and legends that show up in 3D printers. After that I’ll go through some of the common, mostly gimmick, features that typically hinder your printer’s ability, rather than adding any useful function. Next I’ll go onto the things that will actually make your printer better. Finally, I’ll add some special consideration if you’re a beginner buying your first printer. Most printers have very mechanically weak designs. You will never be able to just throw a spindle on 99.9% of 3D printers and get a CNC machine. 3D printers are typically not designed to take loads, they are not...

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 24 » Dallas Innovates

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  AiBUY’s interactive product placement system •  Allied Bioscience’s composition to form a self decontaminating surface •  Capital One Services’ method for an ATM to issue a secured bank card •  Flex-a-Rock Holdings’ latex-based formulations for coating and sculpting •  rewardStyle’s methods for screenshot linking •  Tella Firma’s expendable fluid drive actuators for foundation lifting •  Tesla’s solar photovoltaic power conditioning units •  TRV Dispense’s soft food and beverage dispenser •  Wells Fargo Banks’ methods for processing nuances in natural language •  teleCalm’s telephone system for impaired individuals A new patent granted to Dallas-based teleCalm supports the expansion of its service to the hardware side, allowing for the incorporation of IoT devices and data to the company’s safe phone service for seniors living with Alzheimer’s & dementia. It’s the second patent for the company. [Image: Courtesy teleCalm] Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-...

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An

The star turn of most hackspaces and other community workshops is usually a laser cutter. An expensive and fiddly device that it makes much more sense to own collectively than to buy yourself. This isn’t to say that laser cutters are outside the budget of the experimenter though, we’re all familiar with the inexpensive table-top machines from China. Blue and white boxes that can be yours for a few hundred dollars, and hold the promise of a real laser cutter on your table. Owning one of these machines is not always smooth sailing though, because their construction and choice of components are often highly variable. A thorough check and often a session of fixing the non-functional parts is a must before first power-on. [Extreme Electronics] bought one, and in a series of posts documented the process from unboxing to cutting. Starting with a full description of the machine and what to watch for out of the box, then a look at the software. A plugin for Corel Draw was supplied, along with a dubious copy of Corel Draw itself. Finally we see the machine in operation, and the process of finding the proper height for beam focus by cutting an inclined plane of acrylic. The series rounds o...

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