Astec Re-Ply Roofing Systems 2012 Training | PRLog
The first training seminar of the 2012 season will be held in Florida this year, to provide new Authorized Contractors the necessary training to develop and expand their businesses with one of the most trusted names in fluid applied roofing systems.
Monday, November 7, 2011
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
I Love My Daughter: Parental Alienation - In her own words....: "As I said, I have little choice but to try and make things as clear as I can... I am sorry little one, and I wish there was another way...."
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
There are two types of justice in this world, the poor and the innocent, after being victims, are used to seek justice for crimes against society; and then there is the justice provided to those who can afford lawyers, who make new laws that benefit themselves, usually at the expense of society; rarely does either form provide solace to the innocent or those who have been wronged.
Friday, June 17, 2011
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Friday, June 10, 2011
ENDICOTT -- Antoine Loup, an independent manufacturer's representative from Endicott, has received the Security+ and Quality Process Analyst certifications.
Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.
A Certified Quality Process Analyst selects and uses high-quality tools in a variety of problem-solving situations, creates and monitors control charts and other statistical process control tools, supports customer-supplier relations and participates in continuous improvement initiatives.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Trade group awards certification | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com
ENDICOTT Antoine Loup of Endicott has received CompTIA Security+ certification, an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.
Major organizations that employ Security+ certified staff include IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, General Mills and the U.S. military.
CompTIA is a nonprofit trade association advancing the global interests of information technology professionals and companies.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I recently tried to make a point about health care and education; afterwards I came up with the following analogy:
Let us say the US Government was a dairy farm. Let us say that each cow requires 1 bale of hay per week to live. If the farm can trade one gallon of milk for a bale of hay then as long as each cow can provide any benefit over one gallon of milk - it adds to the health of the farm.
Some cows will provide 10 gallons - some less. If the farmer gets a sick cow and it only produces half a gallon - it is a burden. Unless of course one doctors visit would then bring the cow back to producing enough milk to add to the overall health of the farm.
The smart farmer who now realizes healthy cows produce more milk in general says I can have a vet come out each week and check on all my cows and this will cost 1 gallon of milk per cow
At this point each cow must produce more than 2 gallons each, but because of the visits the chances are that all the cows are now producing more milk - thus the "economy" of the farm has expanded.
As time passes one cow begins to only produce 1 gallon - it no longer pays for itself so the farmer must decide what to do with the cow. the first reaction is sell the cow and get rid of the burden, or stop providing health care so the cow is back to covering its own costs. This farmer is smart though and he knows that if he stops providing health care for the under producing cow - that cow will then get sicker and possibly spread disease to the other cows, thus increasing costs and decreasing profits. So the farmer must decide to kill or sell the cow.
The farmer then says "wait a minute - if this cow has two calves (I won't have to buy more cows), I can then increase the amount of milk I send out, and since I am now buying a lot of vet visits and hay - maybe I can cut a deal with the doctor and the hay person and maybe I can get my hay cheaper and my visits cheaper thus making the farm more money". The farmer realized that he needs to look at all the ways an individual resource can contribute to the overall health of the farm - and not just whether one cow can make at least 2 gallons of milk.
So the framer keeps all his cows healthy and fed, he decreases his costs, and increases revenue (which means greater profit) and he is expanding his farm and creating a self-sufficient economy.
Moving forward the farmer realizes that if he takes all the cow dung and spreads it on the field - he can then get his own hay - and now he has just dramatically cut his costs and increases his profits.
Health Care in our society is not about giving people free stuff; it is about the big picture economic drivers that create an economic force that dominates a global landscape. And education is not about teaching someone how to draw a picture or read a poem, it is about creating a more intelligent populous that will reduce health care expenditures and increase output so that the economy can make more with less. Education and health care may not be a right - but it is the smartest economic decision we can make as a country.
And just in case someone wants to argue about how we provide elementary education, if the rest of the world provides more - then we must to - as in a business if you are not doing as much - or more than your competitor you will find yourself out of business - and I would prefer the USA stays in business for a long time.
Friday, February 25, 2011
"I don't mean to toot my own horn, but BEEP BEEP!" - Dave England
Burgan One names marketing director | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com
Burgan One names marketing director
ENDICOTT Antoine Loup, of Endicott, has been named director of marketing for Burgan One GeneralTrade and Contracting of Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Burgan One provides a vast array of services to clients within the oil and gas sectors, as well as government and military entities around the world.
Loup is working from Endicott and has traveled around the Middle East to promote the company.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This is the short version of my review of a recent incident at a local Firestone Complete Auto Care Center. A friend had printed a coupon off the internet and gave me a copy. It was a great offer. I called and confirmed and then went to the local store. At that point the manager told me it was a "pirated" coupon. Maybe he didn't want to honor it, maybe he was mistaken. The point is he made me feel as though I was trying to "steal" from him. How was I supposed to know? And what is worse is that while trying to explain this to him, he allowed another customer to get involved. I left and complained online. The assistant district manager Stephen Lyons called me personally not more then 30 minutes later, before I even had a chance to bash the company on line. Then the store manager called back and apologized as well. Stephen Lyons was able to turn this review around 180 degrees. It was some of the most amazing customer service I have seen in a long time and I am very impressed with the way Firestone has handled the situation. I will post the full video with all of the people who called me as I was able to record some of the conversations. I want to say this was a perfect case study on how to properly handle a customer complaint and Firestone has shown a huge commitment that reflects on what I can only assume is an incredible corporate culture.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A new Slide Share Presentation was uploaded called:
This PowerPoint goes over the different legislation that has been passed and the current requirements for federal facilities as they pertain to energy management and conservation.