On May 21st and May 22nd, RSA member, R.S. Knapp Co. held their 2019 Global Technology Expo. This two day event was located at NAPCO’s Headquarters location just a few miles from New York City and showcased 3D Scanning, automated digital document management, color documents in the safe workplace and collaboration tools for great efficiency. Over 70 people from 40 separate companies and several traveling from out of state were in attendance. Key vendors presenting their technology solutions included Canon, Canon Solutions America (Oce), Epson, HP National Azon and Synnex Corporation.
Continuing industry education was also a cornerstone of this event. The 3D scanner manufacturers, Leica, offered four representatives to attend the event and assist in demonstrations. Fellow RSA member Repro Products was also in attendance to better explain software capabilities by taking files from the scanner to bring into design software.
Sales operations manager, Keith McHugh, noted the company found great success with this two-day event as attendees were able to learn more about new technologies serving the AEC industry. “Several clients operate with R.S. Knapp on one level, through one product or service. However, after the expo these same clients found that we can offer them a more integrated approach with their clients through our portfolio of technology solutions.” To learn more about R.S. Knapp Co.and the other product solutions they offer, follow the link below.
The Young Professionals of the RSA are excited to announce their new partnership with Surge For Water, an organization founded in 2008 striving to provide clean water and sanitation to communities all over the world. In 11 years, they have impacted over 1,000,000 people in 11 countries through rehabilitation of wells, implementing customized UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene; as well as their signature hygiene education programs. They are able to see influence in the noticeable improvement of health, income, sustainability, and over all well being, so the Young Professionals are very anxious to work along side Surge in their mission to invest safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to help end the cycle of poverty.
With the support of Kevin Howes, Executive Director of the RSA, member Shelby Marshall encouraged the Young Professionals to have a positive impact through a partnership with Surge For Water and commit to donate $2,500, going towards repairing a well in Kaberamaido, Uganda. The Obale Well, located in the Omid Community of Kaberamaido, services 750 water users, 377 men and 418 females. 100% of every dollar donated will go towards funding this well, or the next most urgent need, and providing sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to this community. By donating to repairs and the protection of this natural spring, we can help reduce water related illnesses, such as parasites, and ensure safe water to families to keep them from traveling long distances for alternative water sources.
If you, or your company, would like to donate to this cause, please follow the link surgeforwater.org/RSA that will direct you to our fundraising page. The Young Professionals are excited for the RSA’s contribution and hopeful for their future impact in Uganda. If you have any questions about this project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about Surge For Water you can check them out at surgeforwater.org.
When Alltech needed promotions for their conference, they turned to RSA member Monster Color to create their signage. The One: The Alltech Ideas Conference is an annual event that brings together producers and industry experts from around the world to share insights and solutions to today’s most pressing issues within the global agriculture industry. Promotions for the conference happen worldwide. Because of the constant traveling, and set up and take down of the stage, Alltech was looking for promotional print pieces that were lightweight, durable enough to last for multiple trade shows, and could be crated for shipment.
The Permanent Signage/ADA Division of Monster Color created a solution. Using fabricated signage, they made three letters, “O N E”, by stick welding aluminum and then by covering each side with aluminum to make the letters hollow. This allowed the letters to be more manageable and lightweight, while the aluminum gives strength and durability fulfilling Alltech’s needs. The letters stand at 4 ½ feet tall and 12 inches deep, allowing them to fit perfectly into custom crates designed by Monster Color for shipping and traveling conference to conference.
Monster Colors permanent signage collaboration with Alltech shows that RSA members are #MoreThanRepro. Check out the links below to learn more about Monster Color, as well as One: The Alltech Ideas Conference.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech discovers and delivers solutions for the sustainable nutrition of plants, animals and people. With expertise in yeast fermentation, solid state fermentation and the science of nutrigenomics, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast additives, organic trace minerals, feed ingredients, premix and feed.
Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 6,000 talented team members worldwide put this purpose to work every day for our customers.
Alltech is a family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For further information, visit www.alltech.com/news. Join us in conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Monster Color:
Headquartered in Kentucky, Monster Color is a division of Lynn Imaging. Monster Color is a visual imaging company. The signage and graphics experts at Monster Color average over twenty years with the company. They carry knowledge of the industry and insight into customer needs which translate to peace of mind for clients. For more information www.monster-color.com.
When the collaborative efforts of the RSA and its members become the real superheroes.
In 2017 6 year old Xavier Marconi was diagnosed with severe epilepsy oftentimes experiencing up to 100 seizures a day, which requires brain surgery this coming Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Akron Children’s Hospital. As personal friends of Xavier’s parents Alex and Mandy, the kind and ever humble Mark Langdon and his wife Dawn saw an opportunity to turn this into a positive experience for young Xavier by arranging for Superman, Xavier’s favorite superhero, to visit him at home; as you can see from the video and photos this really made Xavier’s day!
Like in every Superman story, a bit of Kryptonite was preventing the Man of Steel from saving Xavier’s day in Akron because Mark’s Eastern Engineering graphics shop is located in Indianapolis. Undaunted by this challenge, Mark harnessed the power of the RSA by commissioning a Superman cut out to be created by another Superhero and fellow RSA member Kevin Anderson from S.E. Blue in Cleveland Ohio. Kevin and his sidekick Craig were more than happy to make Xavier’s dream of meeting Superman a reality, by printing the Superhero cut out in all of its glory and delivering Superman to Xavier at his home in Akron.
This is the real human power, value and benefit of the RSA. Xavier’s favorite superhero may be Superman, but the RSA and its members are the real superheroes. Dawn and Mark Langdon wish to express a very special thanks to Kevin Anderson and his team of superheroes at SE Blue in Cleveland for saving the day and bringing happiness to a little superhero named Xavier who is fighting his own health nemesis on a daily basis.
Join us in sending positive thoughts and well wishes for a speedy recovery to our friend Xavier as he undergoes surgery this Friday.