18Oct/20

Modine Manufacturing Co. Recognized As A ‘Women On Boards’ Winning Company

first_img“The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.”  Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations.  Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. Modine Manufacturing Co. has been recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for 2015.  Modine was selected for this recognition because of its commitment to having a diverse board of directors, with 20 percent or more seats held by women.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementFounded in Boston in 2010, 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020.Modine is one of just 664 companies in the United States to meet the criteria set by the organization. Modine’s board of directors includes Marsha Williams and Christine Yan. Williams serves as the board’s lead director.“We are honored to be recognized for the diversity of our board of directors,” said Tom Burke, CEO. “Broad diversity, whether of gender, ethnicity, personal and professional experience, background or expertise, allows us to consider varying points of view as we exercise our important responsibility on behalf of Modine’s shareholders.”,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementcenter_img The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions.  The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages.  The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment.last_img read more

16Oct/20

Town Receives Funding For Shinnecock Dock

first_imgThe New York Regional Economic Development Council is awarding the Town of Southampton $350,000 in grants to fund two improvement projects in Hampton Bays.The first grant for $300,000 will preserve the Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock, home to the second largest fishing fleet in New York state. Suffolk County turned over sole ownership of the dock to the town last year, but it was still in need of many long overdue repairs to improve safety and operations.“This funding comes at a critical time as we work to make vital improvements to the Shinnecock Dock,” town parks director Kristen Doulos said. “We want to make the dock a safe place for the fishing vessels and for the men and women who work extremely hard to keep the commercial fishing industry alive.”The state also awarded the town $50,000 for the Hampton Bays downtown overlay district wastewater treatment plant study. The town is currently working on revitalization plans for the hamlet’s downtown business district.A sewage treatment plant is an important part of Hampton Bays’ revitalization, according to town officials. The plant would be a state-of-the-art facility that provides advanced sewage treatment — including significant nitrogen removal to protect groundwater and public health — and would be equipped with odor control technologies. It is expected that as properties are redeveloped, existing substandard cesspools and septic systems would be removed or abandoned in accordance with Suffolk County Department of Health Services requirements. These projects would connect to the plant, thereby protecting and improving overall groundwater quality. The grant will fund the engineering plan needed to make it a reality. “It is our goal in the Town of Southampton to promote smart growth and preserve and protect the environment,” assistant town planning director Janice Scherer said. “This all comes together in the central business district of Hampton Bays, where we are working to revitalize the downtown, and at the same time remove antiquated sanitary systems and cesspools that contribute to the groundwater and nitrogen issues of Shinnecock and Tiana bays.”desiree@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

07Oct/20

Wessington Cryogenics updates on operations

first_imgThe UK-based cryogenic vessel and tank manufacturer has implemented some necessary changes to continue operating safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.These include working from home where possible for some members of staff, only accepting visitors on site that have an appointment, and implementing social distancing for all staff and visitors on site.Rowe said Wessington Cryogenics is still accepting incoming deliveries and shipping goods all within accordance with the government guidelines. Business hours remain the same.Visitors with appointments to the factory will be met and checked prior to entry and will also be asked to use hand sanitiser gel at reception and to wash their hands.last_img read more

06Oct/20

The Shipowners’ Club: Be Wary of New Charterers

first_imgA mutual shipping insurance association The Shipowners’ Club has warned its members to exercise caution and undertake enhanced due diligence when entering into new fixtures with unknown charterers, especially those that involve trade to countries where sanctions may apply or where there is limited judicial redress.If a new charterer or fixture is not properly vetted the consequences can be costly in both reputational and financial terms.When considering new business or fixtures the Club advises the members to take a number of steps before entering into new contracts, such as enquiring, through brokers and other shipping contacts, about the reputation of the charterer, as well as referring to sites such as BIMCO/IMB databases for positive or negative information gathered on charterers or agents.The carriers should also carry out credit reference and status checks, and consider choice of jurisdiction and choice of law clauses in the charter-party.The Club also suggests investigating whether the contracting parties and/or individuals or proposed areas of trade may be subject to sanctions, and, where appropriate, to consider requesting charterers to provide a written guarantee underwriting their obligations to owners, typically issued by a parent company.last_img read more

30Sep/20

‘Collapse of representation’ fears over LSC’s mental health tender

first_imgThe ‘extraordinary’ results of the Legal Services Commission’s mental health tender have left established firms facing bankruptcy and could trigger the ‘collapse of representation’, solicitors have warned. The tender outcomes, which were published to providers last week, have resulted in many experienced providers being given less than a third of the volume of work they bid for, while newcomers with no experience won contracts. The Mental Health Lawyers Association is to hold an urgent meeting to consider its response, including a possible legal challenge to the way the tender process operated. Association chairman Richard Charlton said feedback from providers revealed the process had produced some ‘extraordinary’ results. ‘Some established providers have been given case allocations so far below the amount they tendered for that they are questioning whether it is viable for them to continue,’ he said. ‘Firms are facing bankruptcy and we’re potentially looking at a collapse of representation in some areas.’ Charlton said the situation is ‘particularly bad’ in London, where, despite a reduction in the overall number of matter starts (new cases) on offer, the number of providers almost doubled, with 34 new entrants being given contracts. He said the process had been ‘dramatically skewed’ by ‘enormous speculative’ bids from some providers. Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said the tender result is ‘clearly not in the public interest’, damaging supply to a vulnerable client group with experienced practitioners being ‘lost’ to make way for new firms of ‘untested quality’. Hudson said the outcome was an ‘inevitable consequence’ of the LSC’s decision to base the structure of the system on the matter start as the unit of currency, and contracts with individual firms as the procurement mechanism. ‘In a judicial review 10 years ago many of these problems were foreseen,’ he said. ‘The main surprise is that it has taken so long for them to materialise.’ The LSC said contracts had been given pro rata to bidders that passed the pre-qualification questionnaire and met essential criteria.last_img read more

30Sep/20

Tuning into mediation

first_imgSimon Cowell is determined to bag the Christmas Number One, after splashing out £1m to record five different winners’ songs for X Factor contestants. However, the bullish impresario now has a formidable rival, in the unlikely form of Norwich solicitors Hatch Brenner. Partner Mark Fitch has written and recorded a ‘motowny’ but contemporary pop song – complete with backing singers The Stilhouettes – promoting, ahem, the use of mediation to settle disputes. The firm has also turned That’s Mediation into a pop video being streamed on YouTube. The ditty proceeds thus: ‘You’re in a dispute, it’s not of your making, he’s made you look like a clown/That once trusted friend has been trying your patience, and there’s no way you’ll back down/To your hired gun, is where you go first, who cares what it costs you’ve got to make him pay or worse/But in your own mind, admitting to no one, you’re not so sure of yourself/The deals that you’d done, forgetting the last one, had brought you pleasure and wealth. But how do you wipe, the battle lines drawn, how do you repair the trust that’s broken, slashed and torn?’ And on to the chorus: ‘That’s Mediation, confidential, fast and cheap/That’s Mediation, binding outcome you can keep.’ Noddy Holder he ain’t, but it’s a game effort nonetheless. We’ll look out for Mark and the Stilhouettes on Christmas Day Top of the Pops.last_img read more

29Sep/20

Back to clients sharing risk

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

29Sep/20

Metro Ports seeks US Gulf growth

first_imgMahana joined the Metro Ports organisation in November and will have nationwide responsibility for business development, acquisitions and development of strategic alliances with Metro’s stakeholders.The company says that his strong background in the US Gulf region will allow Metro Ports to continue its growth there through the development of stevedoring, logistics and general cargo operations.He brings more than 20 years of experience in various business development and logistics positions with several high-profile companies, including director of sales and marketing for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. and Cooper/Consolidated; vice president of sales and marketing for Grillot Land & Marine; and general sales manager for The Ohio River Co. Brent Mahana. www.metroports.comlast_img read more

24Sep/20

Pack goody bags for local emergency workers at Farmington library

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Bring your creativity and appreciation for local emergency workers to Operation Goody Bag, held Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Farmington Community Library Farmington branch.Residents of all ages are invited to stop by the meeting room at 2 p.m. to decorate bags that will be filled with snacks and treats. These special “thank you” gifts will be delivered to Farmington and Farmington Hills police, fire, and public safety departments. No registration is needed. All supplies are provided. Learn more at farmlib.org.  Reported bylast_img read more

24Sep/20

Cloud Based Tool for Reliable Backhaul Link Design

first_imgIn a wireless market where densification and small cell deployments are ramping up, this tool introduces unique capabilities to address the increasing complexity of wireless backhaul network design. SIRADEL announced the availability of S_Backhaul 2.0, their wireless connectivity tool addressing the challenges of Small Cell backhaul deployments (Line-Of-Sight, near Line-Of-Sight and Non-Line-Of-Sight) and Last Mile fiber extension as well as optimizing the design process of high-capacity Microwave links.It offers an innovative set of features to simulate with maximum accuracy any backhaul technology at various frequencies (sub 6 GHz, 6-42 GHz and millimeter waves) and any link visibility (LOS and NLOS) thanks to Volcano, the 3D-ray tracing propagation prediction tool. Integrated in a powerful 3D environment with automatic design capabilities (Network topology, Channel assignment), it reduces the need for site surveys and efficiently solves the most complex backhaul designs including MESH networks. From traditional Microwave link design to emerging disruptive wireless transport technologies, it enables network planners to manage and design all backhaul links within a single tool.They help our customers to simulate backhaul link performance with an unprecedented level of simplicity, accuracy and reliability. S_Backhaul is an innovative cloud-based connectivity design tool giving access to a large database of up-to-date 3D city models (top 100 cities in 3D in North America and thousands worldwide). They claim to be the only company today able to deliver a SaaS solution bridging the gap between traditional LOS microwave design and requirements for efficient urban small cell deployments, keeping an eye on 5G, Internet of things (IoT) networks and Smart City planning.Over the last few months, S_Backhaul technology allowed many equipment vendors, telecom carriers and system integrators to design and deploy backhaul radios in the most challenging configurations avoiding guess-work, non-optimal design and rework. S_Backhaul is powered by Smart City Explorer, SIRADEL’s advanced 3D display capabilities and spatial data analytics.last_img read more