Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who Cares About Parking Lot Pavement Markings?

Pavement markings and safety signs are visible on almost every road and parking lot in the State of Florida. Why is that?

The most basic form of motorist information is the variety of pavement markings on streets and highways. These stripes, shapes and symbols denote the rules of the road by giving lane boundaries, guides for turning, crosswalk locations, and warnings of potential hazards. Pavement markings work in conjunction with road signs and traffic signals to give motorists a clear picture of the highway's characteristics. Because pavement markings are directly in the driver's view of the road, they offer an effective means of communication.

What do the lines mean?
White and yellow lines are used along pavement edges and between lanes to keep vehicles in line. These lines may be solid or broken (long dashes), single or double which indicate when you can and cannot pass another vehicle. Stop lines, crosswalks and parking spaces are also marked by white lines. Symbols such as arrows are in white also; an exception to this rule being the handicap symbol, which is marked in blue.

Yellow lane lines separate lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Single yellow lines may also mark the left edge of the pavement on divided highways and one-way streets. A broken yellow line separates lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.

Curbs are also often marked yellow in no parking zones near fire hydrants or intersections. It is unlawful to park in or drive through areas that have pavement markings indicating fire lanes or safety zones.

The lines in my parking area are faded, does it really matter?
Parking lot striping is required to keep your parking area in compliance with current fire code and ADA specifications. A complaint from a handicapped person or ADA or fire code inspector could mean hundreds of dollars in fines!

Contact ABC Paving and Sealcoating today for a free estimate on all of your paving needs.

About ABC Paving and Sealcoating
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor.  ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including:  asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and pavement marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, site preparation and signs and safety devices.  We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner.  For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at http://pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-921-8719 for a free estimate.

Why You Should Outsource Facilities Maintenance?

Facility managers are under increasing pressure to lower operating costs by utilizing best practices, advanced technologies and best use of assets. In today’s environment, outsourcing facilities maintenance makes good financial sense and here’s why:  It’s cheaper (and you get better results).

In-house staff cost more than their salary! 
A common mistake made by companies is to overlook the soft costs of in-house facilities management such as:
·       Human resources costs related to facilities maintenance employees,
·       IT and software costs for supporting those employees,
·       Costs for issuing purchase orders, paying bills, and managing facility budgets,
·       Legal expenses for drafting and administering vendor contracts.
By outsourcing your facilities maintenance, these costs evaporate and staff time is freed up to concentrate on other tasks.

Need Another Reason?
In addition to reducing operating costs, outsourcing your facilities maintenance can improve your overall maintenance services too. Contracting with a company whose core business is facilities maintenance means they are the experts at just that!  These professionals are trained to perform the services they are tasked.  Whether you need stucco repaired or light fixtures changed, graffiti removed or toiled unclogged, these highly trained professions can resolve most any maintenance issue. More than just handymen, building maintenance professionals offer a high range of building engineering services.

So, just think, no longer will you worry about if your parking lot has potholes, or if the lobby is clean or if the building needs painting.  Just think of the weight that will be lifted!

How to Outsource Your Facilities Maintenance
1)    Identify the specific facilities maintenance activities to outsource.
2)    Contact your facilities maintenance provider.
3)    Together, set the service levels and reasonable response times for each service.

Your FM Partner
With more than 20 years in the facilities maintenance industry, AFS Florida will work with your organization to develop a customized facilities maintenance program for your company.  Contact us today for a free quote and together we can start measuring our success!

Commercial Facilities Experts

American Facility Services (AFS) spent the last 20 years building individual companies that specialize in specific commercial exterior building services.  The result is one point of contact that comes with a vast wealth of experience in a variety of commercial facility services.  With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS’ portfolio of commercial facility services enable our clients the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at http://www.afsflorida.com for an online proposal.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wagner Dance and Music to Open Second Location in Mesa, AZ

Students to receive $100 off enrollment for classes starting September 2nd

Mesa, AZ., August 20th, 2014 - Wagner Dance and Music, the top Performing Arts School in the East Valley, formally announces the grand opening of a second location in Mesa, Arizona.  The new 4000 square foot facility is conveniently located on the Southwest corner of Gilbert & Brown at 1949 E. Brown Road in the Sprouts shopping center.

“Our first studio, which is located in Gilbert on the Southeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in the Big Lots plaza, has been extremely successful,” said Denise Wagner, Artistic Director of Wagner Dance and Music. “For the convenience of our students and families we’re opening our second location in Mesa.”

Wagner Dance and Music, in Mesa, Arizona, is focused on high-quality, personalized dance and music education to help develop well rounded, technically sound, performers. They offer family, friendly costumes and age appropriate choreography to help build confidence and self-esteem for students of all ages.

“All dance and music studios are not the same,” says Wagner.  The school’s mission sets the tone for what sets Wagner Dance and Music apart from other studios. "We are dedicated to quality performing arts education with a commitment to developing confidence and self-esteem for students of all ages," continued Wagner.

The school offers classes for ages 2 to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling and Cheer as well as private music lessons in voice, piano and guitar.

To kick off the new location, which officially opens September 2nd, students who enroll by September 1st, 2014 will receive $100 off of their tuition.

About Wagner Dance and Music
Wagner Dance and Music, is a performing arts school, which has been teaching excellence in dance education since 1989. For more information about our open enrollment special, please visit http://www.mesadanceandmusic.com or
call 480-844-4254.

Media Contact:
Denise Wagner
1949 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85203

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hernon Manufacturing Promotes Garret Walker to Marketing Manager

Fast-growing adhesive manufacturer cultivates marketing talent from within

Sanford, FL., August 14th, 2014 – Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment is excited to announce the promotion of Garret Walker to Marketing Manager. Hernon’s Director, Karen Arnon, made the announcement.

“Garret’s aptitude and contributions have been invaluable to the growth and success of our company,” said Edgardo Rodriquez, Director of Sales and Marketing of Hernon Manufacturing. “His creative direction and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction, growth and profitability of Hernon Manufacturing.”

Walker was originally hired in August of 2013 as a Graphic Designer. Prior to joining Hernon, Walker received a BS Degree in Marketing with minors in Business Administration and Japanese from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. After 15 years of Executive Recruiting, Walker admits he had a “change of heart” and went back to school to pursue something he was passionate about – art and graphic design. He received his Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Seminole State College in Heathrow, Florida.

“Having recently been recognized as one of Orlando’s Fast 50 companies by the OBJ, Hernon Manufacturing strives to train and retain our employees,” said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. “We recognize that our companies tremendous growth and success is the direct result of our dedicated staff members, like Garret, and we will support his continued growth within the company.”

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, LED, 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 and ITAR registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs. 

·       Awarded 2012 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year
·       Nominated one of Florida's Top Companies to Watch in 2012
·       Received the 2012 William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award
·       Named 2013 State of Florida Small Business Exporter of the Year
·       Recognized by Orlando Business Journal as a Fast 50 Company

Visit http://www.hernon.com or contact 407-322-4000 for more information.

Media Contact: 

Edgardo Rodriguez
Director of Sales and Marketing
(407) 322-4000 ext. 314