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Sierra College CACT with U.S. Zero Waste Business Council Will Offer Training on June 8 to Help Firms Save Money and Become Certified

Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

To support companies in saving money, becoming more sustainable and getting certified, Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) and the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) will offer Zero Waste training on June 8 in Lincoln, CA, near Sacramento.

Register at; the rate for the full day is $ 199 and morning session with lunch is $ 99; add $ 50 to the registration fee after May 15. There are other discounts for USZWBC members and for more than two people per organization attending.

USZWBC developed the Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) training to help businesses achieve Zero Waste, and to guide them in achieving facility certification according to the USZWBC Scorecard Certification System.

The training begins with an introduction to Zero Waste, tour of the sustainability programs at Rogers Family Coffee Company in Lincoln CA, and a hands-on waste audit exercise. The afternoon session will provide information on USZWBC certification for individuals and facilities. The full day class is a requirement for qualifying for Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) certification.

Participants will learn how USZWBC Zero Waste certifications work according to trainer, Gary Liss. “During the workshop, attendees will see the steps they can take right away to start eliminating wasteful practices and save money,” said Liss. “Companies will benefit from this proven approach to guide their organization beyond recycling to Zero Waste.”

Zero Waste is an approach being used successfully by manufacturers, according to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “Businesses can reduce expenses and generate revenues by handling waste more effectively as well as become better corporate citizens,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “Globally competitive companies benefit from making their processes more efficient and working toward Zero Waste as part of sustainability plans.”

For registration, please visit the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council website:

About Sierra College CACT

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at

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Designs of the Times To Become a Graphcom Company

Gettysburg, PA November 25, 2014 (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

Designs of the Times, a D.C.-area signage company, has agreed to terms that will make it a division of Graphcom, Inc., a full-service communications and marketing agency based in Gettysburg, Pa.

Graphcom President Matt Livelsberger called the merger “a natural fit,” as the agreement will add to Graphcom’s existing signage division with a depth of employee experience and host of production capabilities that include routing, sandblasting stations, and a paint room.

At the same time, DOTT’s longtime and loyal customer base will have access to Graphcom’s core marketing services. Pat Schoelen, former owner of DOTT and newly named Vice President of the combined Graphcom signage division, said that “with print, creative and interactive capabilities now available to us as part of Graphcom, we can help clients define their message and reach the right audience in many more ways.”

According to Livelsberger, the two companies “have the same values and same strong desire to push service and quality for our clients to new levels. You just don’t meet people with that common purpose every day. We are looking forward to doing great work for our clients together.”

Signage production will remain at DOTT’s existing Frederick, MD facility, according to Greg Allen, CEO and founder of Graphcom, Inc. “We already have a strong presence in the Frederick area, and this decision only strengthens our commitment to those local clients and employees,” he said.

About Designs of the Times

Established in 1978, Designs of the Times has steadily grown over the years to become a regional leader in signage and environmental graphics. Located in Frederick, MD, DOTT serves clients in the Metro D.C. area as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland.

About Graphcom, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Graphcom is an award-winning marketing firm located in Gettysburg, Pa. The organization includes a creative agency, signage division, publishing division, digital flags and scenic effects division (Field and Floor FX), as well as a full-service commercial printing division with G7 Process Control Master Printer and FSC certifications. For more information about Graphcom’s services, visit