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QCMI Wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award Second Consecutive Year


Santee, Calif. (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. (QCMI) is pleased to announce it received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the Small-business category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal for the second consecutive year. The sixth annual awards event honored 45 companies including finalists. More than 400 guests attended the May 7 event at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. In all 31 awards were given in each of seven categories: small company; medium company; large company, mega company, company based outside of San Diego, service provider and rising star.

QCMI qualified for the #5 position in 2013, and it made the #1 rank in 2014. For this year’s entry, QCMI launched its “12 Steps to a Healthier You” campaign. The program involved both nutritional and physical activities. Two personal trainers led group activities and completed health screenings. Other key components of its wellness program include: tobacco cessation, stress / weight management, employee assistance programs and more. QCMI promotes its programs via seven intranet TV screens, a company newsletter, signage near the time clocks, and posters in the break room positioned right over the company’s free fruit table.

In 2012 when it initiated its five day a week certified trainer, employees went through a thorough health screening evaluation and assessment. The manufacturer’s workforce was considered 50 percent obese. Last year the percentage dropped to 25 percent — this year’s winning numbers lost another 15 percent.

QCMI has achieved positive results in improving employee wellness, as well as reducing costs associated with health care and absenteeism. In addition to its day-to-day wellness initiatives for employees’ ongoing well-being, QCMI has improved its safety records. The manufacturer has seen a drop in workers comp claims — from $ 200,000 in 2011 to $ 1495 in 2012 to $ 408 in 2013 with zero dollars paid out in 2014.

According to Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, forward-thinking organizations have moved rapidly from traditional basic health care and retirement benefits to a host of inventive programs that address a holistic approach to employee wellness, satisfaction and retention. The Healthiest Companies awards program is designed to honor companies that have created new models for employee health.

“It’s a credit to our employees and their commitment to a healthy lifestyle that QCMI is once again a #1 Healthiest Small-business Company in San Diego,” Said CEO and President Bob Grande. “It’s our goal to continue to support our team with health and fitness initiatives that keep us engaged and energized. We know our wellness programs contribute to our thriving company culture.”

“Our founder Bob Grande was ahead of the current fitness curve when he purposely included an onsite state-of-the-art circuit training gym and two modern, kitchen-equipped break rooms in the purchase and renovation of QCMI’s headquarters in 2009,” said COO/CFO Rick Urban. “His foresight has made it possible for our team members to lead the region in establishing an award-winning health conscious work environment.”

For more information about QCMI call (619) 443-3997 or visit http://www.qcmfginc.com.

About Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc.

Founded in 1978, QCMI specializes in the precision machining of all metals including exotic alloys. QCMI is ISO9001/AS9100 certified, ITAR registered and Nadcap accredited for nondestructive testing. It manufactures components for the aerospace, power generation, Department of Defense (DOD), oil and gas, marine and heavy equipment industries. QCMI is authorized to operate an approved FAA repair station with the following ratings: Limited Accessory and Nondestructive Testing. In 2013 precision manufacturer QCMI received its fifth consecutive UTC Supplier Gold Award. The San Diego Business Journal named QCMI its 2014 Family Owned Business of the Year in the 51-150 employee category and its 2014 and 2015 #1 Healthiest Company in the 1-100 employee category. For more information, visit http://www.qcmfginc.com.







Christie Wins 2015 PIPA Award for Boxer 4K30


Cypress, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

The Christie® Boxer 4K30 captured the 2015 Prolight & Sound International Press Award (PIPA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Nominated in the “Video/Projection devices” category, Christie Boxer defeated two other competitors to earn the title with the winner selected by a panel of international specialist journalists from over 100 specialist magazines in the music and audiovisual industry. In 2014, the Christie D4K25 4K-DLP® projector captured the honor.

The Christie Boxer 4K30, the first of the new Boxer Series, delivers 30,000 lumens and native 4K resolution. Users can monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC) with each lamp – simplifying the effort required to track lamp-life and the ability to make fast changeovers so the show goes on. Boxer’s Christie TruLife™ electronics package is equally at home supporting the most demanding high bit depth, high frame rate, native 4K signals as well as seamlessly supporting HD signals, with on-board upscaling making it a simple task to fit it into existing HD workflows.

With built-in Christie Twist™, images can be blended and warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without requiring an external solution. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to maintain, change, and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables.

Klaus Hilles, Christie’s regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, accepted the award during a joint gala evening for the MIPA and PIPA Awards at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christieEMEA.com

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments







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Chicago Suburban Resort wins Prestigious Dick Busse Business of the Year Award, Prompting it to increase Workforce by Six Digits!


Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center is committed to growing its workforce and supporting its mission of becoming a uniquely sustainable destination. The resort’s uncommon practices are evident throughout hotel operations, but none more so than what’s taking place outside on its grounds, comprised of a 150-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and the Championship Willow Crest Golf Club. Today, the multi-faceted west suburban resort announced the implementation of a highly unusual work program for the anticipated 110,000 new members of its workforce, launching with the emergence of spring. Spearheaded by Executive Chef Sean Curry, self-proclaimed “Godfather” of the program, this primarily food-driven initiative is sure to create a buzz.

Unlike with a typical work program, the participants of this initiative do not expect any sort of compensation other than on premise housing and free food. “Accommodating 110,000 workers poses a unique challenge on the resort’s 150 beautifully landscaped acres, but we know just how to get that done,” said Stefan Mühle, general manager of Oak Brook Hills, last week’s recipient of the prestigious Dick Busse Business of the Year Award. “Those workers won’t need much space; they really like close quarters anyway!” he added.

Larry Forssberg, Executive Director of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, agrees. “This large of an expansion of labor is a huge plus for our community, and we embrace the resort’s initiative to get that large a group of new workers into our neighborhood. As most know, bees are very hard working, which makes the positive impact of this new initiative even more un-bee-lievable!”

The program begins with the advent of spring, and will escalate as the season continues. Workers’ housing conditions and productivity will be closely monitored through the season. Chef Sean will utilize their honey output for his “modern farm cuisine” recipes, and their pollination skills for a chef’s garden. To learn more about Oak Brook Hill’s new bee program, contact hotel publicist Jody Grimaldi at jody@grimaldipr.com.

About Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center:

Just west of downtown Chicago and nestled into the quiet suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois, Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523) is a preferred destination for getaways, golf trips, family vacations, weddings and business events. With over 42,500 square feet of IACC certified meetings and event space, the hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, retreats, banquets and social functions. The 348 rooms and 38 suites are complemented by extensive and flexible event space including a tented outdoor pavilion, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, numerous dining options, and the award-winning Willow Crest Golf Club. The property is managed by Westmont-based Portfolio Hotels & Resorts. Visit http://www.oakbrookhillsresort.com for reservations or more information, or call the hotel direct at 630.850.5555.







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Nap Like a Celebrity with NapAnywhere’s Oscars


Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

It’s time to nap like the Oscar celebrities! Academy Award nominees can rest assured that they will receive a good flight’s sleep as they return home. A NapAnywhere® will be in every Oscar Gift Bag. We thought that you and your friends deserve a good flight’s sleep too!

NapAnywhere, LLC, is thrilled to announce that they will be participating in the Distinctive Assets “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®“Gift Bag. The Gift Bags will be given after the February 22nd Oscars ceremony. It will be presented to non-winning nominees in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director categories because “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®”. One will also be given to the host, Neil Patrick Harris. The gift bag, worth approximately $ 80,000, will also include Mediterranean sea salts, travel vouchers, and fine art.

The NapAnywhere minimalist sleep device facilitates a restful sleep wherever a traveler ventures.

The patented NapAnywhere has received many awards and distinctions. It received the 2014 Product Innovation Award at the International Travel Goods Show. It has appeared on Kym Douglas’ Hallmark Channel segment titled, “Kym’s First Class Feeling.” The NapAnywhere has also been featured on Gizmodo, NPR, and at the Travel and Adventure Show.

“We are honored to have been chosen to be part of the “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®” Gift Bag. Everyone deserves a good ‘in flight’ sleep” said Dr. Ravi Shamaiengar, creator of the NapAnywhere pillow. Dr. Shamaiengar’s innovative design was the result of many painful and sleepless flights.

When not in use, the NapAnywhere pillow can easily fit inside a purse or a laptop bag. The device conforms to fit the shape of the sleeper’s head and, most importantly, the angle to which their head is tilted. After using the NapAnywhere, fliers can wake refreshed, alert, and ready to take on the coming day.

NapAnywhere is offering everyone a chance to travel in comfort with the NapAnywhere “Nap Like a Celebrity – NapAnywhere Oscars® Giveaway”. To participate in the drawing visit NapAnywhere.net and enter the coupon code NAP@OSCARS before Feb 22nd @ 11:59pm CST and receive 15% off the product (regular shipping and handling required). You will be entered in the drawing to win 5 more NapAnywheres for friends and family (a $ 350 value). Participants can give NapAnywhere travel pillows to their own Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. Winners will be notified on Monday, February 23rd.

More information about the NapAnywhere can be found at napanywhere.net. The Distinctive Assets’ Everybody Wins at the Oscars® Gift bag has no affiliation with any official Oscar® bag or A.M.P.A.S®.