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Acquisition of Codes Publisher ‘Defragments’ Trades Training
HOUSTON, TX – As it looks to “defragment” the skilled trades training market, ProBility Media Corp. has announced its intent to acquire W Marketing, Inc., a profitable, revenue-generating provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries. Read More...

Outcome Based Service Prioritizes Maintenance Tasks
ATLANTA -- Combining advanced automation and data analytics, Honeywell has introduced a new cloud-enabled building management service that helps prioritize maintenance activities to have the most impact on overall building performance. Read More...

SMS Assist Names Rhodes CEO, Rothman Chair
CHICAGO -- SMS Assist, a multisite, property-management company, has named former Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes its new chief executive officer. He replaces outgoing CEO and company founder Mike Rothman, who will remain as chairman in continued support of SMS Assist’s growth. Read More...

Ecobond Commits to Defense of Kids against Lead Poisoning
ARVADA, CO -- In conjunction with National Painting Week, Ecobond, a developer of lead-paint treatment technology, will donate $100 for every 100 gallons of its surface treatments it sells through next month. Read More...

Helm to Develop Office Pride Franchise
PALM HARBOR, FL -- Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services has named Rich Helm its new Manager of Franchise Development. Read More...

Arriscraft to Distribute T-Clear’s Thin-Clad Panel Systems
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – Arriscraft, a manufacturer of naturally-made products that emulate quarried stone, and its parent company General Shale, have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to its insulated concrete board panels. Read More...

DMS’ Union-Claims Director Named to Workers’ Comp Commission
OAKLAND, CA – California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation have announced that the Senate Rules Committee has appointed Mona Garfias to the Commission as an employer representative. Read More...

On World FM Day, Trane Honors Dedication of Buildings’ Heroes
DAVIDSON, NC -- Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, is celebrating the eighth annual World FM Day by recognizing facility managers across North America who have a track record of excellence in the buildings and projects they manage. Read More...

Stratus Goes Online with Web.com
LOS ANGELES -- Stratus Building Solutions, a cleaning franchise, has partnered with Web Brand Networks (WBN) to deploy its award-winning Centermark digital marketing solution across Stratus Building Solutions' system of 30 Regional Master Franchises. Read More...

Rebrand of Real Estate, FM Businesses Reflect Unified Approach
MEDINA, OH -- Pleasant Valley Corporation, a provider of construction, real estate, and facilities management services, has introduced a new name, brand and graphic identity as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Read More...

Industry News
Basic Principles of LEDs
Thousands of Variations on a Theme

In the LED industry, there are thousands of options when it comes to choosing the right solution, all creating slightly different variations on a theme.

Each of the basic parts of an LED fixture— the Surface-Mount-Device [SMD] (the actual light-emitting diode), the printed circuit board, and the driver—can all be made in myriad of different ways.

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