Monday, April 30, 2012

Hernon Manufacturing Receives First Order from Hyundai Heavy Industries

During a recent trip to South Korea, Hyundai Heavy Industries endorsed the use of Hernon products in their manufacturing processes and placed their first order

Sanford, FL., April 30, 2012 - Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, has received approval from the Senior Vice President of Hyundai Heavy Industries, G.H. Lee, to move forward with the use of product for the Elevator Division.

"We are pleased to learn about the acceptance of our products for use at Hyundai Heavy Industries," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hernon Manufacturing.  "We anticipate a mutually beneficial working relationship with Mr. Lee and Hyundai."

During the testing phase, Hyundai representatives requested a lower viscosity product, for use with its large transformers, than one of Hernon's epoxy solutions, a two component, one-to-one mix ratio adhesive system.   Hernon Manufacturing rose to the challenge to develop a modified epoxy solution.

"Our modified epoxy solution is ideal for Hyundai's large transformer application," added Rogriguez.

The modified epoxy solution is a two component, one hundred percent solid system, one-to-one ration, room temperature cure system.  The adhesive has excellent resistance to organic acids and bases, good mechanical properties, and an outstanding resistance to abrasion. Typical applications for this modified epoxy are:  tank lining, chemical resistant flooring, marine coating, and underwater coating.  

"The opportunities for Hernon products continues to grow in different manufacturing sectors.  In fact, another division of Hyundai is currently testing two of our epoxies in their large windmill generators," added Rodriguez.

About Hernon Manufacturing
Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists.  For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://www.hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.

Media Contact:
Edgardo Rodriquez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Importance of Memorial Keepsakes

Memorial keepsakes given to mourners at a funeral serve to provide a tangible memento to not only remember a loved one, but also to remind us of the personal and special qualities that made our loved one unique.

Keepsakes, reminders of a person, place, or time, gain meaning through their associations. Funeral keepsakes, reminders of a loved one who has passed on, are infused with meaning through their association with the memories of a lifetime.

Although you might not think of a funeral as an occasion for sharing keepsakes, it is a perfect opportunity to create mementos that bear the stamp of a unique individual. Just as you might save a flower from your wedding bouquet or your child's first drawing, simply because of their poignancy, you might also choose have keepsakes created and distributed during a funeral or memorial service. The keepsakes can then be out on display in a home or tucked away to pass down through the generations. These special items that remind you, and everyone, of one special person who is no longer with you.

Many items are suitable for keepsakes to personalize and share. Funeral candles, with their soft glow and quiet, flickering flames, can add warmth to a funeral service. Afterward, they can be displayed and used as a memorial keepsake.

Funeral candle holders designed to accept personalization often feature wooden bases and four glass panels. Paper or card-stock inserts, printed with meaningful text and photos, are slipped into the panels. When the candles are lit, the inserts are beautifully backlit, highlighting the pictures and text.

If you have a practical nature, you might decide to personalize small items that the bereaved will use regularly. Bookmarks and prayer cards all lend themselves to personalization. Remembrance ornaments are an especially effective way to remind everyone of your loved one during the holidays.

Additionally, funeral programs, featuring a photo, along with text, prose, poetry or special prayers, can serve as keepsakes in themselves, or place them in small frames to create a more lasting tribute.

If you choose, coordinate your funeral keepsakes with other funeral stationery such as the funeral register book, memorial folders and thank-you cards. Use the same theme elements and photos on the keepsakes, and choose to imprint everything with a signature phrase that characterizes your loved one best.

Conversely, your keepsakes might be completely different from your other stationery items, designed expressly as stand-alone gifts for everyone to cherish. You might choose to distribute them after the funeral service, for example, and let them illustrate your loved one's sense of humor or whimsy, as a fitting way to say a final goodbye.

About Frazer Consultants

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Evolution of Funeral Stationery

Never again will funeral stationery be dull and un-personalized. Times are changing, and what is now known as traditional funeral stationery, will be a thing of the past. Now, unique, fully customizable pieces of stationery that funeral professionals can create in-house using blank stock and an advanced funeral software program are what families are asking for and want.

Traditionally, a funeral home would purchase pre-printed paper for their funeral stationery. This meant the funeral home would need to stock inventory of each design and each individual item and only being able to print names and dates on each piece. In many instances, to control costs or because of a supplier policy, death care professionals would need to order a minimum number of each item. The expense to house and maintain this inventory meant the number of selections were limited. A funeral home may have only had two or three options from which families could choose.

Today, families want more personalization and funeral professionals want lower costs. Funeral software advances allow death care professionals and client families not only have a vast assortment of personalization options to choose from, but there's also no need to inventory pre-printed stock. Funeral stationery can now be printed on demand from blank, perforated stock using software driven layouts. This is a win-win for both client families and the funeral professional.

The funeral software and print-on-demand program provides everything needed from register book pages, memorial folders, prayer cards, acknowledgements, bookmarks, signs, DVD packaging, and even candles can all be printed in this manner. Additionally, there are over 500 themes available to match any hobby, religious background, occupation or interest. This is funeral stationery personalization at its best.

More death care professionals are choosing to use the faster and easier way of creating high quality, personalized funeral stationery through the use of these template design layouts. Doing so makes perfect sense in the funeral industry because funeral planning is such a time sensitive event. The majority of families do not have a lot of time to devote to the creation of personalized funeral stationery. Yet, they certainly want to create a special keepsake for family, friends, and attendees at their loved one's final life celebration.

Death care professionals now have the ability to offer client families almost an unlimited selection for a truly personalized and complete set of funeral stationery. This new technology has eased the worries of cost, inventory concerns, difficulty of production and timeliness for funeral homes as well.


Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Selecting a Grave Marker

Custom grave markers are important to identify a grave. There are excellent choices whether you're looking for a temporary grave marker or a permanent marker. The type selected will help those who visit the grave have a better sense of who the person was in life through imagery, words and the shape of the marker chosen.

From the moment someone is buried, through hundreds of years into the future, loved ones wish to have something of significance identifying the final resting place of their loved one.

Temporary grave markers have been used for decades to help a family locate new burial sites until a permanent marker can be installed. Recently, a funeral consulting company launched a new, patent pending temporary grave marker that converts to a photo frame keepsake once the permanent marker is in place. This unique funeral product offers a completely personalized option that doubles as a memento replacing the old style card on a stick.

Temporary grave markers featuring the photo frame keepsake offers funeral directors and their client families a lasting, dignified alternative to the traditional temporary cemetery marker. Free software contains easy to use templates featuring over 500 themes representing most interests, hobbies, occupations, and religious backgrounds. Funeral professionals can create and personalize these temporary markers in-house with or without photos and any custom message the family wishes to add. On the back of the temporary grave marker, there is also enough room for additional pictures, a prayer, poem, scripture, or famous quote – which can be selected from a vast online library.

Permanent grave markers are available in a number of sizes, from a single stone to a double, or companion marker, and smaller stones for the graves of infants and children. Blue granite is sometimes used as an alternative to the traditional gray stone. Whether grave markers are large and elaborate, or small and simple, their chief function is to mark the final resting place of someone who has passed on while withstanding extremes of weather. They should be sturdy and durable, and remain in place and readable for many years after being installed.

As a rule, engraving the deceased's name, birth date and date of death is included in the purchase price of a grave marker. The manufacturer may specify a certain number of engraved characters to be included in the price, with an extra charge for additional characters. Embellishments such as special cuts or statuary will raise the price, as well.

The manufacture might include installation as part of the package, or the marker and installation might be broken down into separate units. Since granite markers are heavy, shipping costs are another consideration, and buying markers locally might make more sense than choosing a manufacturer who's located a great distance away. Also, keep in mind that funeral directors will order gravestones as part of their service.

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

How Custom Funeral Stationery Helps Funeral Professionals and Families

Funeral stationery is an important part of the overall experience that you, as a funeral director, deliver to your clients. With personalization options made possible by today's software, you can make that experience even more meaningful.

The stationery items you offer to your clients, such as register books and thank-you cards, were once very standardized. Register books, with black covers and blank pages, served the basic purpose of recording the names of visitors to the viewing at the funeral home. No doubt those books found their way into cardboard boxes and were relegated to attics and basements, never to be looked at again.

Thank-you cards, either blank or with short verses printed inside, were limited in variety. They were a fulfillment of a necessary chore, but little more. With software that allows you to add pictures, text and themes to all items of funeral stationery, these and other items can be much more than they used to be.

Consider, for example, a family who cherishes the poetry written by a person they have just lost. Entering that poetry into your funeral software, you can print extremely personal pages for a guest register book, thank-you cards and candle inserts.

Image printing a different poem for each page of the guest book, or using four different verses for the candle inserts. You will create a publication that will be cherished long after its initial purpose has been fulfilled.

In the same vein, you can add original artwork to funeral stationery. From a child's drawings to a professional artist's rendering of his subject, such artwork makes an impact far greater than the short time you spend scanning it into your funeral software and adding it to a template. Few people will want to put such items into cardboard boxes and stow them away. Rather, they will become cherished mementos.

Personalization helps your clients feel that the special qualities they appreciated in a loved one are valued and acknowledged in a very public way. Sharing prose, poetry, photos, artwork or even song lyrics conveys to visitors, family and friends that the person who has just passed from this life was unique, special and cherished.

Along with text, photos or artwork, adding a theme that represents an interest, hobby or occupation creates another layer of personalization and conveys information about the deceased person in a very striking, visual way. Software programs offer a variety of such themes, allowing your clients to choose one that closely mirrors the life they're honoring.

A nurse or doctor officer might be honored with a depiction of a stethoscope, for example, while the stationery items you create for a golfer might features tees and golf bags. By using all of these elements, you create unique stationery items for each client you serve, and add depth and value to your services.

About Frazer Consultants

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hernon Manufacturing Products Approved For Use in New Applications

Recent developments in China have lead to the testing and use of Hernon adhesives in a variety of new and existing products

Sanford, FL., April 25, 2012 - Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is expanding its market presence as its products are being tested and used worldwide in new and existing applications. 

"Having engineered more than 5000 adhesives, sealants, epoxies, impregnation solutions, and UV curing products, Hernon Manufacturing has been offering strong brands and technologies to a diverse range of industries for nearly four decades," said Neil Murray, Marketing Manager for Hernon Manufacturing.  "Now, our customers are asking for samples to test our products in new applications.  They are also looking for opportunities to replace their current remedies in existing applications with our engineered products." 

Here are a few of the more recent applications using Hernon products:

Wrist GPS Systems - Hernon Tuffbond 318, a modified epoxy that provides a fast room temperature cure, was approved for use in a new wrist GPS system for a major theme park.  Fifty million pieces are expected to be produced. 

Blood Test Devices - Hernon Ultrabond 752, a UV curable adhesive product that provides excellent adhesion to glass and to plastics such as polyester, PVC, cellulose acetate or nylon, was approved for a plastic device that contains a needle for blood tests.  Millions of these blook testing devices are expected to be produced and production is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including:  Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. 

About Hernon Manufacturing
Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists.  For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://www.hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.

Media Contact: 
Edgardo Rodriquez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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Easily Create Customized Funeral Stationery

Funeral stationery, once a one-size-fits-all type solution, is evolving. The latest funeral software now available to funeral professionals makes creating completely customized funeral stationery easy and affordable.

In the past, there was little choice when it came to funeral stationery. Preprinted guest books, prayer cards and thank-you cards were standard. The name of the deceased and some dates were all the personalization options available. Today, however, funeral software programs allow funeral directors to choose themes, add pictures and text, customize backgrounds and print products that are truly personalized.

Adding to the unique aspect of each funeral, other funeral products, such as tribute videos, funeral candles and keepsakes for the mourners, can also be personalized with this new funeral software. Everything down to the cover of the DVD of the tribute video can carry the same theme to really bring together all the components of the funeral.

Funeral directors can offer client families more than 500 themes and unlimited personalization options to better reflect the life that is being honored. Easy to use, menu driven funeral software allows a funeral director to choose a theme, whether it's one to reflect an occupation, hobby or other interest, upload pictures, add captions, add music, and set transitions with a few keystrokes. The funeral stationery virtually comes to life and speaks to the nature of the deceased - bright and sunny yellow flowers for a cheerful, sunny person; deep purple impressions of a forest or stream for a quiet, thoughtful, introspective one. No two sets of funeral stationer need to ever be the same again.

With today's trend toward personalization in many aspects of life, it's not surprising that mourners wish to personalize every detail of a funeral for a person they loved and now miss greatly. Offering to create a funeral register book with a cherished photo on the cover, prayer cards featuring the deceased's favorite prayer along with a poem they wrote and their picture, candles displaying printed photos from special events in the life being honored, or any number of personalized mementos for the mourners, you not only add value to the services; you add another layer of comfort and meaning for the family and other mourners.

Funeral directors reluctant to try to use this new funeral software, fear not! Although you might not consider yourself to be computer literate, today's software programs are highly intuitive and easy to use, with help sections that explain how to customize the items each family wants. If you're uncertain about your ability to design and print such personalized stationery, ask your funeral consultant to see a free trial of the software. You'll soon understand how quick and easy it is to use the program and what a valuable addition to your business it is, and a cherished addition to the experiences of your clients.

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadian Solar, ESA Renewables and Zep Solar Complete 1.26MW Installation

Landmark Solar Rooftop Array to Provide Clean, Renewable Solar Energy to New Bern Residents

San Ramon, Calif. & Hayesville, N.C. & San Rafael, Calif., April 24, 2012 – Canadian Solar, ESA Renewables and Zep Solar, Inc. (“Zep Solar”), today announced the successful completion of a 1.26MW commercial rooftop solar project in New Bern, N.C., that provides clean, renewable solar energy to approximately 100 homes. This project utilizes Canadian Solar’s PV modules and Zep Solar’s patented Zep System III mounting and grounding technology, and was built and will be maintained and operated by ESA Renewables.

“The pairing of reliable and experienced solar partners such as Canadian Solar, ESA Renewables and Zep Solar will best serve the needs and solar initiatives of New Bern and its residents,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. “We look forward to realizing the benefits of such a comprehensive PV system while providing the citizens with cleaner energy.”

Zep Solar’s installation system along with Canadian Solar’s high-performing PV modules and ESA’s solid turnkey solutions helped bring significant cost savings to the project, which is one of the largest in eastern North Carolina’s local utility territory, deploying 5,376 PV modules to cover 177,160 square feet of rooftop expanse.

“It is rewarding to see this project go live so quickly and bring solar to an underserved region in the United States,” said Alan King, general manager of Canadian Solar USA.
“We value our long-standing partnership with ESA Renewables and look forward to teaming with them and Zep Solar on future installations that will enable consumers to adopt clean renewable energy and save money through our high-performance modules and Zep’s turnkey, cost-efficient mounting and grounding technology.”

“The success of Zep Solar’s partnership with ESA and Canadian Solar on a project of this scale demonstrates the huge potential this product has to quickly gain significant market share,” said Mike Miskovsky, CEO of Zep Solar. “Our mission at Zep Solar has been to reduce the cost of installing solar. We have done that successfully with our residential product and are now proving we can do it in the commercial space as well.”

Zep Solar’s full suite of mounting and grounding hardware, as well as other accessories, mate with the Zep Groove incorporated into Zep Compatible™ PV modules, reducing balance of system costs and decreasing installation time. Zep Solar already has over 150MW of business in the pipeline for the upcoming year and plans to continue working with its partners to establish the Zep Compatible platform as the ‘USB of Solar.’

About Canadian Solar Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

About ESA Renewables, LLC

ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of more than 500 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services includes financing, engineering, construction, monitoring, testing and operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Chile, and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit http://www.esarenewables.com or call 407-268-6455.

About Zep Solar Zep Solar
, Inc. was founded in 2009 by PV industry veterans to advance the proliferation of solar energy through well designed PV mounting and grounding products that offer speed of installation, ease, and low cost to a wide range of applications. With its patented Zep Groove PV module frame technology, a catalog of its own mounting and grounding hardware, and third party Zep Compatible™ products, Zep Solar offers the world’s first comprehensive platform for PV system installation. Zep Solar’s platform drastically reduces the cost and complexity of designing, shipping, warehousing, and installing PV systems. Please visit www.zepsolar.com for more information about our company and products and to find out about newly announced Zep Compatible PV modules and accessories. You can also follow us on Twitter @ZepSolar.

Custom Funeral Stationery On-Demand

Tired of stocking inventory for your funeral stationery? Are your client families asking for more options for their loved ones funeral stationery? Do you want an easy solution to customizing funeral stationery in-house? Print-on-demand is the answer.

Using the funeral homes own printing equipment, or a fixed low cost-per-page program, print-on-demand funeral stationery, does not locking a funeral home into printing a particular sum if it isn't necessary. With specialized funeral software, a funeral home can print only what's needed, when it's needed, and know the result will be the most professional, low cost, and fully customized funeral printing available. If the family asks for more copies last minute - no problem! Simply access the funeral software and print a few more copies of whatever piece of funeral stationery that is needed.

But, let's back up a minute and give you a broader picture. In the past, a funeral home would purchase pre-printed paper for their funeral stationery. The funeral home had to stock inventory for each design, which would limit the number of options a family would have to select from. Not only did the different register books, funeral programs, prayer cards and other stationery take up room in the storage area, but re-orders had to be managed or the home could run out of a popular piece and mistakes were costly.

With the invention of advanced funeral software, funeral professionals and client families not only have a vast assortment of personalization options to choose from, but there's also no need to inventory pre-printed stock. Funeral stationery can now be printed on demand from blank, perforated stock using software templates that have been pre-created and saved in the funeral software.

The funeral software and print-on-demand program provides everything needed from register book pages, memorial folders, prayer cards, acknowledgements, bookmarks, signs, DVD packaging, and even candles can all be printed in this manner. Additionally, there are over 500 themes available to match any hobby, religious background, occupation or interest.

Pre-printed funeral stationery is a thing of the past. As times change, new opportunities to enhance a life celebration are created. Providing client families with the next generation of personalized funeral stationery is one great option. Thankfully, with new technology, all things are possible and they're easy too!
Client families will be extremely pleased at the selection and quality of the funeral stationery and keepsakes that can be created with this funeral software. So, not only is this a win for the funeral home and the office staff, but it’s a win for the families you serve as well.

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wagner Dance and Music Announces Student Appreciation Day

Students and their families are invited to the annual Student Appreciation Day event to thank them for their commitment and perseverance to the performing arts

Gilbert, AZ., April 23rd, 2012 - Wagner Dance and Music, the top performing arts school in the East Valley, has announced its annual Student Appreciation Day to be held Saturday, May 5th, 2012 from noon until 3pm.

"Each year we look forward to Student Appreciation Day," said Denise Wagner, Owner of Wagner Dance and Music. "It's a great opportunity to get to really know the family support system behind each of our students and to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication."

All students and their families are invited to attend Student Appreciation Day. The event will be held at the Wagner Dance and Music studio located on the southeast corner of Guadalupe and Gilbert Roads in the Big Lots shopping plaza. From noon until 3pm, there will be free hot dogs, face painting, bouncy houses, hair stylists and more.

Wagner Dance and Music has been teaching excellence in the Gilbert area since 1989. Teachers are focused on high quality personalized training to help develop well rounded, technically sound performers. Offering conservative, family friendly costumes and age appropriate choreography to help build confidence and self-esteem for students of all ages.

"As parents ourselves, we realize you have a choice between many different dance and music studios that appear to all be the same. But, all studios are not the same." added Wagner. "At Wagner Dance and Music, we are constantly improving our classes, instructors and facilities to ensure that we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible."

About Wagner Dance and Music
Since 1989, Wagner Dance and Music, a performing arts school, has been teaching East Valley students. Our 3600 square foot Gilbert facility is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in the Big Lots plaza. We offer classes for ages 2 to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling, Cheer, Musical Theater and Voice as well as adult classes. For more information about Student Appreciation Day or to sign up for a class, visit http://wagnerdancearts.com or call 480-892-7179.

Media Contact:
Denise Wagner
480-892-7179
645 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert 85234
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All About Grave Markers

Grave markers, known also as gravestones or headstones, are usually made of granite or bronze. The simplest markers are engraved with a name, birthday and date of death. Other types of grave markers may be more elaborately decorated. However, before the permanent marker is set, a temporary grave marker is used to identify the grave.

Traditionally, grave markers were large, upright slabs of granite that were engraved with the deceased's name and relevant dates. As the manufacturing of these stones evolved, the front or face of the stone was polished to a smooth finish, while the rest of the stone remained in a rough state. This style of marker is still in use today, with refinements in size and shape such as slanted fronts, teardrop designs, curing tops, ovals and even heart shapes, either single or double.

Grave markers are also made of bronze, which is weather-resistant and durable, and can be personalized and embellished with decorations. Today, some cemeteries prohibit the use of vertical gravestones because it's difficult to mow grass and remove weeds around them. Instead, graves must be marked with flush-mounted, or surface grave markers. Bronze markers are a good choice for this type of installation. A bronze plaque can be mounted on a granite base, which is then secured to the ground. Often, a permanent vase is attached as part of this type of marker.

Temporary grave markers are used to help a family and cemetery employees locate new burial sites until permanent markers can be installed. They are usually designed to be durable for all types of weather and are placed on a new grave immediately following interment. Depending on the type of permanent marker that has been selected by the family, and the length of time it will take to construct, some temporary grave markers will remain for up to twelve months.

Innovative funeral products are being unveiled in rapid succession, due to a rapidly evolving funeral industry based on client demands. The newest funeral product is the photo frame temporary grave marker. This new invention takes an old, tired funeral product and revitalizes it into something that's not only useful, but also makes a lovely keepsake.

Replacing the ugly, impersonal card on a metal or plastic stick, the new photo frame temporary grave marker keepsake is completely customizable.

To create these temporary grave markers, funeral professionals can utilize free funeral software to personalize them in-house. The family can decide to add photos if they like, as well as any custom message they choose. On the back of the temporary grave marker, there is enough room for more pictures, a verse or prayer, or a favorite quote.

Utilizing the free software, the funeral professional will have access to the easy to use templates featuring over 500 themes representing most interests, hobbies, occupations, and religious backgrounds. The selected theme can be the same one that was used on the funeral stationery for the funeral or memorial service - or, it can be another one entirely.

After the permanent grave marker is in place, the photo frame portion of the marker can be removed allowing the family to take it home for display.

Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hernon Manufacturing Welcomes New Employee

Stacy Jones joins the Hernon team as a Customer Service Representative 

Sanford, FL., April 20, 2012 – Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announced its newest team member, Stacy Jones, as a Customer Service Representative.

"Stacy joins us with experience as a Material Processor, experience that will help her as she grows within our company and learns our standard operating procedures," said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. "We believe Stacy will help us provide excellent customer service to our many customers purchasing dispensing equipment and adhesive products."

Formerly with Lockheed Martin, Ms. Jones joined Hernon's team in April of 2012. A Florida native, Ms. Jones has worked on her Associated Degree in Business at Colorado Tech University, she plans to finish her degree within the next year. When not at work, her three children keep her busy between football practices and cheerleading.

"We're excited to have Stacy join our company," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hernon Manufacturing. "We are projecting to triple our production capacity this year. We seek to hire new employees that help us focus on the companies needs as we grow as well as deliver superior service to our customers. We believe Stacy to be a good fit for these needs."

Hernon Manufacturing, founded by brothers Harry and Josef Arnon and located in Sanford, FL has distributors throughout the world as well as staff engineers to provide a single source responsibility. The company has projected rapid growth to include the hiring of 5 to 10 additional employees in 2012 as well as expand into a 67,000 square-foot plant by year end 2013. With the addition of the new staff, building expansion as well as adding additional manufacturing equipment, the company expects to triple its production capacity.

About Hernon Manufacturing

Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists. For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.

Media Contact:
Edgardo Rodriquez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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Why You Should Always Use A Professional Carpet Cleaner

Hard times can cause people to try to do things on their own without consulting a professional; however, that's not always the simplest or least costly solution -- especially with carpet cleaning.

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust has been called out to numerous homes to try to fix carpet cleaning mistakes homeowners have made.

The do-it-yourself types try to clean their carpets themselves and often use the wrong chemicals, vigorously rub lots of water and cleaning shampoo into the carpet and often fail to remove the water and residue leaving the carpet and pad soaked. All of these carpet cleaning mistakes can be costly. In the worst case scenario, you will need to replace your carpet. But, in the best case, you are out all the time and money you invested in doing it yourself and now you have to call a professional to get the stains out anyway. Doing it the right way the first time, by hiring a professional carpet cleaner, just makes the most common sense.

A professional carpet cleaner such as A Mug You Can Trust, will clean your carpets for a very reasonable fee and give you a guarantee on the work they do. The East Valley carpet cleaning crew will not only vacuum your carpet, but also pre-treat any heavily soiled areas. Spot treating tough stains pre-conditions the carpet to release the dirt from the fibers during the cleaning process.

Once all the furniture has either been moved or secured on protective coaster-like pads, the carpet cleaners will use their a truck mounted steam extraction equipment to clean the carpets. This type of steam cleaning is the most effective way to clean your carpet and rugs. The same equipment is used to rinse the residue away and kill mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, dust mites and germs. Once dry, your carpets are assured to be residue and stain free.

While those looking to save a buck will be tempted to rent carpet cleaning equipment, that type of carpet cleaner does not have the power to force hot water into the carpet under high pressure and then quickly suck the water and dirt out. A Mug You Can Trusts' truck mount unit can generate a 1000 PSI spray which will leave very little residue behind which means no detergent will be left in the fibers to attract dirt. This type of high pressure and high powered vacuum action cleans deeper than other methods. You'll be extremely pleased with the results, we guarantee it.

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

About Hire Maureen


Maureen McHale is a self employed web marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida capable of providing total marketing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Marketing services include: article writing and distribution, press release writing and distribution, public relations, blogging, link building, search engine optimization, social media networking, content management, website design, product/service marketing & branding, product development and more. Visit http://hiremaureen.com for more information or contact Maureen at 352-406-2011.

What Others Are Saying About A Mug You Can Trust

East Valley's Leading Residential & Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is best left to the professionals. Sure you could do it yourself, but one wrong move and you could potentially ruin your carpet. Using the wrong amount of or type of chemicals, or not removing the water from your carpet can have devastating effects -- bleaching or staining the carpet and causing mold and mildew to grow. That damage could result in thousands of dollars in replacement costs as well as health issues caused from growing spores. Is it worth the risk to try to save a few bucks?

Finding a qualified and affordable carpet cleaner is easy, especially if you live in East Valley, Arizona. A Mug You Can Trust provides carpet cleaning services for residential, commercial and retail outlets in the East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and everywhere in between.

A much easier solution to being on your hands and knees scrubbing stains for hours, renting heavy equipment and hoping for the best, is to use this professional floor cleaning service. A Mug You Can Trust, is the leading professional carpet cleaning company for many reasons. Not only do they have high tech truck mounted systems with the proper tools offer high heat, high pressure, extreme agitation and high vacuum for fast dry time, but they are the most trusted and reliable carpet cleaner in the East Valley. Not convinced? Just ask our satisfied customers!

Look what our residential carpet cleaning customers are saying:

"Incredible job and the carpet dried in under 2 hours." --Christna of Gilbert
"After Alan finished my tile looked like when it was new. " --Joanna of Scottsdale
"The cost was exactly what was quoted. I will use Alan again." --Terrance of Chandler

"Spots came out that I never thought would. Great job and reasonable price." --Ryan of Mesa

Look what our commercial carpet cleaning customers are saying:

"Alan Mandel has provided Thrifty Drug stores with exceptional service…..he services over 100 of our locations from the Mexican border to Bakersfield, and from the coast to the desert….. Alan is an expert caring for all flooring types and is knowledgeable in the use of the chemical products…..We can strongly recommend Alan Mandel for any retail janitorial services." --Russ Teresa, Facilities Manager of Thrifty Drug

"I have worked with Alan Mandel for over 20 years and I have found him to be a very trustworthy, responsible businessman and the quality of his work has always been outstanding. ….At any given time and not matter how short of notice I have ever given Alan, he has always come through in getting the job done." --Bob Stirzel, District Manager of Consolidated Stores

"Alan and A Mug You Can Trust, did a great job and saved me from having to replace my carpet." --Grainbelt Grillhouse in Gilbert

About A Mug You Can Trust
With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

About Hire Maureen

Maureen McHale is a self employed web marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida capable of providing total marketing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Marketing services include: article writing and distribution, press release writing and distribution, public relations, blogging, link building, search engine optimization, social media networking, content management, website design, product/service marketing & branding, product development and more. Visit http://hiremaureen.com for more information or contact Maureen at 352-406-2011.

Saint Augustine - Popular Sod for Florida

St Augustine grass is a popular choice for Central Florida homes and commercial facilities with large parcels of land because it withstands high temperatures and makes for a lush, green lawn.

Coarse in texture and dark green in color, Saint Augustine is similar to bermuda grass and can survive in sunny, tropical areas; however, this type of grass is highly vulnerable to cooler temperatures. Because there are no seeds, St Augustine grass is typically planted as sprigs, plugs or sod.

When to Re-sod St. Augustine in Central Florida

If you're considering planting St Augustine grass, the best time to do so is during the spring or early months of summer. During the beginning growth stage, you should water your St. Augustine grass frequently throughout the day and in short periods.
A sod installer should inspect the sod carefully to guarantee the absence of visible weeds, insects, or stressed areas. The sod installation company should put the sod down as quickly as possible after delivery, but if there are delays, storing the sod in a cool, shady place until ready to plant is best. Sod life on pallets during summer is less than 48 hours. The area to be planted needs to be properly tilled and rakes smooth before the sod is even delivered. Fitting sod pieces together as tightly as possible, and filling cracks with cut up pieces of sod is important. The sod company should tamp or roll the sod to remove air pockets and ensure good soil contact so that it does not dry out during the initial growth phase.

When to Cut Your Grass
Begin mowing as soon as the sod has rooted and the grass will no longer "lift" when pulled on at the edges. Be sure to use a mower with a sharp blade. Remember not to mow when the grass is wet. If clippings are heavy enough to shade the grass, use a bag catch on the mower or rake and remove them. Otherwise, clippings should be left on the ground.

Be sure not to mow too closely. St Augustine grass can become weakened and prone to weeds when cut too short. If you live in an area where there is a drought or shortage of rainfall, avoid cutting the grass altogether, as this can add additional stress.

New grass will need about inches of water per week and established grass should receive one and one half inches per week. The most important thing is not to over water. Over watering new sod can make grass "lazy". If the surface of the land is always moist, the plants roots don't need to reach far down into the soil. The grass will let you know if it needs watering. It's simple, if it is dry water it.

Orlando Lawn Care and Maintenance

St. Augustine grass likes to be fed. If given the appropriate amount of fertilizer, this type of grass will produce an aesthetically pleasing appearance, as well as resist weed growth. For the grass to change green rapidly, professional lawn care companies use a fertilizer that's made up of fast-release nitrogen.
For more information about the leading residential and commercial sod supplier in Central Florida, contact Miller Enviro-Care.

As your sod replacement specialist, Miller Enviro-Care has over 30 years of combined experience in Pest Prevention, Termite Protection, Irrigation Systems, Sod Supply and Lawn Care Solutions. Based in Oviedo, we are in business to protect the health, food, property and quality of our environment for customers throughout the Orlando area including, but not limited to Winter Springs, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Lake Mary, Sanford, Apopka and Winter Park.

For a free estimate, call 407.359.8888 or visit http://millerenvirocare.com.

Hernon Manufacturing Welcomes New SolidWorks Mechanical Engineer

Chintan Patel joins the Hernon team as a vital component in company’s growth plan

Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announced its newest team member, Chintan Patel, as a SolidWorks Mechanical Engineer for the Equipment Department.

"Chintan brings extensive experience with Solidworks Software making him a vital component in our growth plan," said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. "We believe Chintan will help accelerate the expansion of the Equipment Department which in turn will increase overall sales for Hernon."

Formerly with Jyoti Ltd., Mr. Patel joined Hernon's Equipment Department in February of 2012. Having acquired his Master's Degree and two years of experience with SolidWorks Software, Mr. Patel also brings manufacturing industry knowledge and design and manufacturing skills.

"We're excited to have Chintan as part of the Hernon Team," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hernon Manufacturing. "All the pieces of our growth plan are falling in place. We predict 2012 will be a great year for our company."

Hernon Manufacturing, founded by brothers Harry and Josef Arnon and located in Sanford, FL has distributors throughout the world as well as staff engineers to provide a single source responsibility. Recently the company was awarded the 2012 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year Award in the Materials category. Additionally, the company has projected rapid growth to include the hiring of 5 to 10 additional employees in 2012 as well as expand into a 67,000 square-foot plant by year end 2013. With the addition of the new staff, building expansion as well as adding additional manufacturing equipment, the company expects to triple its production capacity.

About Hernon Manufacturing

Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists. For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://www.hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.

Residential Carpet Cleaning Damage

If you've thought about cleaning the carpet in your home by yourself, you may want to take a few minutes and read this article.

Ideally, in almost all instances, your carpet should be professionally cleaned. However, to save money, sometimes people alternate between cleaning the carpet themselves and using a professional carpet cleaning service. While the do-it-yourself approaches can appear to be less expensive, they are almost never as effective as professional cleaning. Additionally, when you clean your carpet by yourself, it can involve a considerable amount of time and hard work, plus, there's always the chance of carpet cleaning damage. As we all know, replacing damage carpet can run you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Why You Should Leave the Carpet Cleaning to the Pros

Three of the most common ways do-it-yourselfers damage carpets are:

Over Wetting - Some homeowners feel they need to really soak their carpets to get them really clean. However, when you over wet carpet, it causes too much water to soak into the bottom of the carpet and the pad. If the backing and pad get wet, it is very difficult to dry them. This situation poses the risk of developing mold and mildew problems.

Over Shampooing - With over shampooing, a homeowner uses either way too much carpet shampoo or they fail to adequately rinse the shampoo and resulting residue from the carpet. This soapy residue can be next to impossible to remove once it dries. Additionally, it acts as a virtual dirt magnet.

Furniture Stains - When furniture comes into contact with wet carpeting it can release the dye from the stain leaving a permanent, unsightly carpet stain. Also, if the feet on your chairs or other furniture are metal, these can rust and damage the carpet as well. Taking shortcuts, many homeowners fail to remove all the furniture from the room that is having the carpet cleaned and/or don't put the furniture up on protective foam or foil backed cardboard squares to keep the furniture off the carpet until it dries completely.

Still not convinced that you should hire a professional carpet cleaner? Well, then, read on!

A professional carpet cleaner such as A Mug You Can Trust, will clean your carpets for a very reasonable fee and give you a guarantee on the work they do. This East Valley carpet cleaning company will vacuum your carpet paying special attention to the edges and corners of all rooms to be cleaned. Any heavily soiled areas will be spot treated and then the carpets will be pre-conditioned to release dirt from the fibers. Using a truck mounted steam extraction, the carpets will be cleaned, rinsed and dried leaving them residue free. Following the deep steam cleaning, we then spray on a carpet neutralizer deodorizer followed by a rake fluff of the fibers to allow fast drying.

About A Mug You Can Trust
With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

About Hire Maureen

Maureen McHale is a self employed web marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida capable of providing total marketing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Marketing services include: article writing and distribution, press release writing and distribution, public relations, blogging, link building, search engine optimization, social media networking, content management, website design, product/service marketing & branding, product development and more. Visit http://hiremaureen.com for more information or contact Maureen at 352-406-2011.

Need a Carpet Cleaning Company in the East Valley?

Homeowners in the East Valley area of Arizona want to keep their carpets clean and looking like new. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner is a good solution to the problem. Utilizing the services of a professional carpet cleaner has many benefits over trying to clean the carpets yourself.

Here are some reasons why you should use an East Valley carpet cleaner:

Expert carpet cleaning service firms understand what related equipment and products to use on various kinds of carpets. Plus, a carpet cleaner can easily get the job done quicker compared to the typical property owner and will complete the job the right way. Why struggle with heavy equipment and work with chemicals? Leave all the hard work for the pros.

Skilled professional cleaning eradicates harmful bacteria, bedbugs, dander, as well as germs. You will also greatly improve the quality of the air in your home by cleaning your carpet. Additionally, you'll get rid of mold spores which may accumulate in your floor covering over time.

Experts will use specific processes to thoroughly clean deep in the carpeting to get unattractive stains out. Qualified carpet cleaners can also remove odors which can linger inside a family home. Keeping your carpets clean and odor free can protect you from replacement expenses.

Using professional attention and care, your carpets and rugs will certainly have a considerably softer look and feel when you step onto them. Plus, expert carpet cleaning technicians guarantee their work. Remain stress-free whilst you allow the professionals get the job done.

Carpet cleaners operate just about all hours. They're able to arrive at your residence or business just about any time, on the weekends, and even for an unexpected emergency. don't wait until it's too late, bring back carpeting to its previous magnificence using a skilled cleaning company.

Cleaning carpeting on a regular basis will help keep the carpets and rugs in your house ttractive. Skilled professional carpet cleaners don't just help you save some time they also possess the working experience to completely clean a person's carpets and rugs meticulously and properly.

If you wish to work with a carpet cleaning service provider having an excellent track record, phone (480) 626-3492 within the East Valley region. We can fit you in our schedule without delay.

You'll get an authorized technician equipped with the tools essential to skillfully clean your carpets and rugs. Relax knowing he has been through all the proper training and certification to maintain your carpets in pristine condition for many years to come.

About A Mug You Can Trust
With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

About Hire Maureen

Maureen McHale is a self employed web marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida capable of providing total marketing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Marketing services include: article writing and distribution, press release writing and distribution, public relations, blogging, link building, search engine optimization, social media networking, content management, website design, product/service marketing & branding, product development and more. Visit http://hiremaureen.com for more information or contact Maureen at 352-406-2011.

How Pet Owners Can Keep Carpets Clean

As a pet owner, you have your work cut out for you. Not only are the tasks involved with owning a pet equivalent to a full time job, as you need to fed them, shelter them, clean them, and most importantly love them! In addition to taking care of the basic needs of the animal, you need to make sure you're taking care of your home - including your carpeting.

Having the additional foot-traffic imposed upon your carpet can wreak havoc on its overall appearance. Pets don't know to wipe their feet when they come bounding in out of the yard, muddy paws and all. They don't mean to cause such problems, they just don't know any better and they certainly can't learn to take their shoes off before walking on the carpets like their human companions can!

To keep your sanity, here are a few pointers оn keeping your carpet looking clean and fresh dеspіtе the addition to your household of those furry critters!
The first thing you ѕhоuld do іѕ to be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. For homes without pets, it's highly recommended that you vacuum your carpets at last once a week. However, whenever you add an animal into the equation, it may be necessary to increase the number of times you vacuum weekly to two or three times. Not only will this remove the pet hair from the carpet, it will help keep dirt from getting ground in to the fibers over time.

In addition to vacuuming your carpet, be sure to vacuum and upholstered furniture and tile as well. If these items aren't clean, you'll just be transferring dirt from one place to the next as the family moves within the home. You'll be amazed on how just vacuuming on a regular basic can help pet dander and hair to a minimum.
Accidents happen. If your dog or cat does have an accident, it's important to clean up the area as quickly as possible. The sooner you deal with the mess, the greater the possibility that you can remove it entirely and leave the area clean and fresh. To clean up urine, start by extracting as much of the liquid as you can with either a shop vac or a few towels. If you're using the towel, be sure to put some weight on top of the towel and allow time for the urine to be absorbed.

After you're removed the urine, you can use an over the counter stain remover or make your own mix using three parts warm water to one part white vinegar. This is an excellent home remedy to clean up pet urine. Apply it sparingly to the spot and blot using a clean, dry cloth. Remember not to saturate the carpet as this can cause further damage. Also, be sure to not to rub any stain into your carpet. After you've cleaned with the carpet cleaning solution, rinse the post with clean water and once again use either a shop vac or another clean towel to blot dry.
Baking soda can help if there is still some odor after cleaning the area. Simply sprinkle over the area, let sit for a while and then vacuum up.

Keeping your carpets clean between professional carpet cleaning is relatively easy. Be aware, as a pet owner, it's your responsibility to protect the health of your family and your pets. Regular professional carpet cleaning can kill bacteria, fungus, mold, and dust mites -- all potential hazard to your family and furry friends.

About A Mug You Can Trust
With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix, Arizona areas, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they'll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

About Hire Maureen

Maureen McHale is a self employed web marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida capable of providing total marketing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Marketing services include: article writing and distribution, press release writing and distribution, public relations, blogging, link building, search engine optimization, social media networking, content management, website design, product/service marketing & branding, product development and more. Visit http://hiremaureen.com for more information or contact Maureen at 352-406-2011.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hernon Manufacturing Welcomes New Electronic Engineer

Emily Rivera joins the Hernon Equipment Department team as a Controls Specialist

Sanford, FL., April 19, 2012 – Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announced its newest team member, Emily Rivera as a Controls Specialist in the company's Equipment Department.

"Emily has a strong background in both electrical engineering and instrumentation which will help accelerate the development of new dispensing equipment for our customers," said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. "With multiple equipment manufacturing projects already on the books for this year, and the addition of several new employees, including Emily, we anticipate steady growth and maximum production levels for the remainder of the year and the following year."

As a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and a minor in Instrumentation in 2007, Ms. Rivera began work at Abbott Bio-technologies as an Automation Specialist. She transferred to Vision Electronics in 2010 working as a Quality Controls Manager. In March of 2012, Ms. Rivera joined Hernon Manufacturing.

"As our equipment division continues to grow, Emily is a welcome addition," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hernon Manufacturing. "Our company outperforms the competition because of the talented staff members we have employed which allows us to provide single source responsibility -- we engineer the products and equipment and stand behind their design."


In 1978, Hernon Manufacturing was founded in the basement of the home of brothers Harry and Josef Arnon in Queens, NY. Later that same year, the company moved to a larger facility in Long Island City, NY before relocated to an even larger building in Brooklyn. In 1990, the pair relocated to a newly constructed headquarters in Sanford, Florida. The company continues to grow and has projected the hiring of 5 to 10 additional employees in 2012 as well as expand into a 67,000 square-foot plant by year end 2013. With the addition of the new staff, building expansion as well as adding additional manufacturing equipment, the company expects to triple its production capacity.

About Hernon Manufacturing
Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists. For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.

Media Contact:
Edgardo Rodriquez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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Good, Better, Best Funeral Stationery Options

Each family served needs and wants something different from their funeral stationery. Frazer Consultants has the answer.

Frazer Consultant's new Life Journey Celebration Stationery has over 500 coordinating themes to assist client families in their life celebration. With the new print-on-demand system, using blank-stock and Frazer Consultants Tribute Center software, funeral professionals are able to provide client families with personalized funeral stationery that matches any interest, hobby, occupation, or religious background.

Each theme includes a layout for a funeral register book, memorial folder, prayer card, acknowledgement, book mark, sign, dvd packaging, and a candle. Frazer Consultant's Tribute Center software stores all the themes electronically. By simply inventorying the blank stock, the funeral professional can print-on-demand having what is needed, when it's needed.

All of these customized pieces can be easily printed in-house. The funeral professional can choose to use their own printing equipment, or to use Frazer Consultants. Frazer Consultants has fixed, low cost-per-page programs.

Additionally, Frazer Consultants arrangement materials help you give families the opportunity to find just the right theme in the comfort and convenience of their home using Tribute Center Online Theme Viewer. Client families can access the Online Theme Viewer from a link on the funeral home's website. Not only will it be more convenient for you, but it will show new families how important personalization is to the funeral home.

To help the funeral professional visualize the potential profit margins Tribute Center can afford them, Frazer Consultants has available what it calls the good, better, best packaging ideas. Detailing the actual cost per piece of funeral stationery and package bundle, the potential profits are clearly detailed in a simple pdf created by the company.

View the Good, Better, Best funeral stationery pricing strategies.


A good, basic funeral stationery package has a suggested retail of $145. This funeral stationery package would consist of one funeral register book, 100 memorial folders and 50 acknowledgements and envelopes. Potential profit to the funeral director would be $96.52.

A better, or standard funeral stationery package, with a suggested retail of $245 would include one register book, 100 memorial folders, 50 acknowledgements and envelopes, one Life Journey funeral candle, one tribute video and four bookmarks. The potential profit for this type of funeral stationery package would be $170.22.

What would be considered the best, premium funeral stationery package with a suggested retail price of $345 would include one register book, 100 tri-folds, 50 acknowledgements and envelopes, one Life Journey funeral candle, one tribute video, and four bookmarks. This funeral stationery package would have a potential profit of $252.22.

For more information about Frazer Consultants 'Good, Better, Best' funeral stationery package pricing suggestions, or to get started using Tribute Center, visit their website or contact Frazer Consultants office.

About Frazer Consultants
Frazer Consultants primary products and services include interactive funeral home website design, funeral tribute video software, funeral webcasting, funeral candles, funeral keepsakes, funeral register books, personalized funeral stationery, temporary grave markers and funeral holiday remembrance ornaments. For more information, please visit http://www.frazerconsultants.com or call 866-372-9372.

Hernon Manufacturing Welcomes New Electronic Engineer

Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announced its newest team member, Emily Rivera as a Controls Specialist in the company's Equipment Department.

"Emily has a strong background in both electrical engineering and instrumentation which will help accelerate the development of new dispensing equipment for our customers," said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. "With multiple equipment manufacturing projects already on the books for this year, and the addition of several new employees, including Emily, we anticipate steady growth and maximum production levels for the remainder of the year and the following year."
As a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and a minor in Instrumentation in 2007, Ms. Rivera began work at Abbott Bio-technologies as an Automation Specialist. She transferred to Vision Electronics in 2010 working as a Quality Controls Manager. In March of 2012, Ms. Rivera joined Hernon Manufacturing.

"As our equipment division continues to grow, Emily is a welcome addition," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hernon Manufacturing. "Our company outperforms the competition because of the talented staff members we have employed which allows us to provide single source responsibility -- we engineer the products and equipment and stand behind their design."

In 1978, Hernon Manufacturing was founded in the basement of the home of brothers Harry and Josef Arnon in Queens, NY. Later that same year, the company moved to a larger facility in Long Island City, NY before relocated to an even larger building in Brooklyn. In 1990, the pair relocated to a newly constructed headquarters in Sanford, Florida. The company continues to grow and has projected the hiring of 5 to 10 additional employees in 2012 as well as expand into a 67,000 square-foot plant by year end 2013. With the addition of the new staff, building expansion as well as adding additional manufacturing equipment, the company expects to triple its production capacity.

About Hernon Manufacturing
Hernon Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, Hernon offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. Hernon Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. Hernon Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 Book of Lists. For more information about Hernon Manufacturing, please visit our website at http://hernon.com or call 407-322-4000.