Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) Begins Operation in Pearland, Texas

HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) has begun operation in the U.S. at its facility in Pearland, Texas, outside of Houston. The complex, also known as Pearland Works, currently handles packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.

The newly constructed facility is the first U.S.-based manufacturing and service location for the Japanese-owned company, which currently houses all manufacturing capabilities in Hiroshima, Japan. The Pearland operation demonstrates its commitment to bringing more accessible manufacturing and service capabilities to customers and delivering cost and time savings to a variety of industries, both in the Gulf Coast region and nationally.

With the increase in demand we have seen from the expansion in shale gas and oil developments, bringing a manufacturing and service facility close to the Houston area was an obvious choice, said Gampa Bhat, president of MCO-I. With the new operation, we are closer to our customers and can respond to their manufacturing and service needs more quickly than ever before. This is a direct benefit for them, because it means reduced order lead time and cost, as well as improved service and maintenance support.

To date, MCO-I has invested more than $ 75 million into the state-of-the-art Pearland Works facility. It features 180,000 square feet of space, housing a variety of capabilities including packaging and assembly, vertical and horizontal rotor storage, repair and maintenance services, administrative offices, and a training center. Additionally, $ 26 million of new manufacturing equipment has been purchased along with a 300-ton overhead crane, allowing for accommodation of various-sized machines.

This marks the completion of phase one of the two part plan for the Houston-area site. During the second phase, the company will expand its facility to offer testing and full manufacturing capabilities. Once both stages are complete, MCO-I estimates that Pearland Works will employ more than 200 people, with a focus on engineering and machining positions.

MCO-I will celebrate the grand opening of its new Pearland manufacturing and service facility located at 14888 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77047 on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony followed by a facility tour and press conference. Beginning at 12 p.m., grounds will open to the community for BBQ, crawfish, and a family fun festival featuring a variety of activities, including musical entertainment, midway games, and a petting zoo.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International (MCO-I)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International was established in the United States in October 2012 as a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI in Hiroshima, Japan, holds a 70% stake with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) as a 30% joint venture partner. MCO-I is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of process compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines. We are dedicated to providing advanced technology machinery and after-sales service to the Oil & Gas market in the Americas.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the worlds leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 3,349.5 billion yen in fiscal 2013, the year ended March 31, 2014. MHIs diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website (http://www.mhi-global.com/index.html).

About Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the worlds leading trading and investment firms, with consolidated revenue of 5,968.8 billion yen in fiscal 2013. MCs business activities include global environmental and infrastructure, industrial finance, logistics and development, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, living essentials, and business services.







Heavy Equipment Rental in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2015

Operators in the Heavy Equipment Rental industry rent or lease heavy construction and transportation equipment, ranging from excavators to airplanes. The industry’s financial performance is subject to trends and activity in an array of downstream industries, including air, sea and rail transportation; highway, street, tunnel and bridge construction; and oil exploration and drilling. General economic conditions, such as interest rates, unemployment and disposable income, also play an important role in determining demand for the industry’s products, IBISWorld Economic Analyst David Witter says in the updated report. Over the five years to 2015, growing demand from downstream markets, driven by the economic recovery, helped the industry continue its positive growth trajectory. IBISWorld estimates revenue will rise in the five years to 2015.

Conditions were grim for rental and leasing businesses prior to 2011. A struggling economy caused all downstream industries to contract. However, in 2011, Heavy Equipment Rental industry revenue began to increase. Operators benefited from growth in downstream demand, including growth in both the value of construction and demand from rail transportation, and a cautious business environment in which developers and business owners opted to rent rather than purchase equipment to free up capital for other needs. This trend will continue through 2015, albeit at a slower rate, with revenue expected to increase a modestly over the year.

Over the five years to 2020, stronger demand from downstream transportation, mining and construction sectors will boost industry performance. IBISWorld forecasts that, over this period, industry revenue will increase; profitability is expected to follow suit. After initially suffering a significant drop in demand and an increase in price competitiveness, average profit margins are forecast to stabilize along with demand, Witter says in the updated report. Growth in establishment and employment numbers will trail behind revenue as operators focus on internal cost savings. The number of industry players is expected to increase slightly in the five years to 2020.

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Industry operators rent or lease heavy construction, off-highway transportation, mining and forestry machinery, and equipment without operators. Operators in this industry may rent or lease products including aircraft, railcars, steamships, tugboats, bulldozers, earthmoving equipment, cranes or well-drilling machinery and equipment.

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Kids First, Epp Concrete and Edwards Stone Showcase Heavy Equipment for May Fundraiser Benefitting Muscular Dystrophy

Lincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) April 18, 2015

Lincoln based foundation repair company, Epp Concrete Construction Inc. is excited to participate in a local fundraiser through Kids First Inc. on May 17, 2015 at First Covenant Church.

The fundraiser is set up to honor and raise funds to find a cure through Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and specifically the Whisler family, whos son, Hunter suffers from the muscle disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD).

We are honored and humbled to be able to help out with an event like this. All of us at Epp Concrete hope and pray for the future and well-being of Hunter, said Epp Concrete co-owner Dave Epp.

First Covenant Church at 6024 L Street will host the event from 4:00-7:00 pm. Activities are based on Hunters passions as a toddler for construction equipment. Activities will include displays of over 15 real construction trucks and equipment and how they work, arts and crafts, meet-up with local heroes, bounce house, Lego building and digging with trucks in the sand. Donations are welcome and tickets may be purchased at the event for $ 5 per person or $ 20 per family.

Hunter Whisler was born in September 2013. His parents, Randy and Natalie Whisler became concerned when Hunter failed to reach certain milestones for his age. Several doctors and many tests later, Hunter was diagnosed with PPMD. There is no cure for PPMD and all funds will go to the Whisler familys medical expenses, travel expenses and research to find a cure for the disease.

To learn more about PPMD and the work and research being done, please visit, http://www.parentprojectmd.org/. You can also contact Kids First Inc. Director Sara Voss at 402-489-8866 or Susan Samuleson at 402-416-1826 for more information about the upcoming May fundraiser for the Whisler family.

Epp Concrete Construction is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and specializes in foundation repair, waterproofing, and new construction for residential and commercial markets, servicing the city of Lincoln and the surrounding areas in Southeast Nebraska. Epp is a family-run business and locally owned and operated. They promise distinctive quality and unparalleled customer service. With the use of quality materials and proven repair methods for both residential and commercial structures, they offer a limited warranty on all projects and are fully insured. To learn more about Epp Concrete Construction visit, http://eppconcrete.com/ Please contact Dave Epp at dave(at)eppconcrete(dot)com or Phile Epp at phil(at)eppconcrete(dot)com for more information.







The Heavy Pets -Pigeons Playing Ping Pong -Montoj

The Heavy Pets -Pigeons Playing Ping Pong -Montoj
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The Heavy Pets

The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Continuing the momentum of their current EP series, The Heavy Pets recorded and released Rags and Aces in the first half of 2014 amidst their rigorous tour schedule.

"Nice big balls" -Dennis Cook, Jambase.com

The group became an instant SiriusXM radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale. First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 (2012), recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos. In 2013, The Heavy Pets dropped Two Horses, the first in a series of self-produced EPs, which received heavy airplay on satellite radio.

The Heavy Pets have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, Langerado, Bear Creek, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill, AURA and their namesake PetZoo.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock'– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.

Having launched their East Coast buzz from very successful weekly residencies at The 8×10 in Baltimore, high profile festival spots including Catskill Chill, The Werk Out, Camp Barefoot, Wormtown Music Festival and others have put the memorable band name on the lips of music lovers and groove nuts. As a result, the grass roots response to the more than 200 shows the band played in 2013 was remarkable, with significant audiences showing up for first time plays in new markets from Colorado to Florida.

As Pigeons continue to expand their touring they continue to grow their Flock and expand people's minds (musically…). Whether it be at a major festival or your local rock club, Pigeons will show you a good time. Get ready for some fun…

at Ardmore Music Hall
23 E Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, United States

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Northridge Moving Company Presents 3 Tips On How To Move Heavy Musical Instruments!


(PRWEB) September 14, 2013

Melrose Moving Company has released a blog presenting 3 tips on how to move heavy musical instruments in Northridge!

Moving heavy musical instruments require careful organization, preliminary planning and a lot of patience. Pianos, tuba, drums and other heavy musical instruments are bulky and they occupy a lot of space. Although they are heavy, they are at the same time very fragile. A simple bump can ruin the whole instrument.

Clients should first call a moving company for help. Pianos are very expensive and clients should not risk damaging them while moving. A professional moving company provides packaging services and comes equipped with the right moving tools.

Pianos and other musical instruments should be transported in their cases. If the cases are lost, people should wrap their musical instruments in protective blankets or use other moving supplies such as bubble wrap.

Pianos and heavy musical instruments need to be handled with care. More than one person is needed for this job. Clients should make sure they get sufficient help when loading and unloading pianos in a truck. Heavy lifting can cause back pains!

Moving companies in Northridge offer professional moving services at competitive prices. Musicians who need to move their musical instruments to a new location safely and fast! said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director for Melrose Moving.

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Christopher Lee – The First Knight of Heavy Metal and His New Album “The Omens of Death”


(PRWEB) May 22, 2013

“Charlemagne: The Omens of Death” signifies Christopher Lee’s move into full on Heavy Metal.

The singer-actors first solo affair into the Metal genre was the critically acclaimed album, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross (2010), which was more symphonic than its successor.

Sir Christopher says: The first Charlemagne album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. Now on the second one, The Omens Of Death, it is one hundred percent heavy metal. Ive done my bits and pieces, and they are heavy metal. Im not screaming or anything like that, but it is definitely heavy metal.

Lee also spoke about being presented with the Spirit Of Hammer prize by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi at Metal Hammer magazines Golden Gods awards in London in June 2010, Lee said, It was a most amazing occasion for me very exciting and something Id never had happen to me my whole career, my whole life, in terms of awards, he said. I have received quite a few. But I was interviewed, actually in this room, by Tony Iommi, who founded BLACK SABBATH. And I hadnt heard them, but I made it a point [to do so]. [And] I thought it was extraordinary. And then I went to O2 [in London] in front of a fairly large crowd, I would say, all, of course, very young. And I got a greeting, which was really quite amazing. The decibel level was very high. Very high, very high.

The music in “Charlemagne; The Omens of Death” was arranged by Richie Faulkner. He completed the work shortly before he was called to join Judas Priest as lead guitarist.

Richie said: “Most of the songs were already there, but they needed riffs, drum parts and musical parts that reflected what the guys wanted which was a metal record with an aim to be played live by a band. Some of the tracks didnt have any music at all and were just Sir Christopher singing his melodies. I remember how surreal it was sitting in my place at the time with Saruman blasting out over the speakers! Ive no idea what the neighbours thought!”

Guitar Idol Champion, Hedras Ramos Jr, is given the guitar duties in the album. Something of a daunting task, but managed to pull it off.

Hedras said: “It was a lot of fun for me. I just had to listen a lot to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and all those guys – The old school heavy metal, to absorb the sound and the flavour of this music. Composing the music for The Devils Advocate and The Ultimate Sacrifice was quite a trip and tons of fun, because I was given total freedom to add my personal guitar approach to the album. This is a great album for all metal, fantasy and Christopher Lee fans!”

Charlemagne: “The Omens of Death” is being released on the 27th of May 2013 on Audio CD, a 2 Disc Gatefold Vinyl and Mp3 Downloads.

Track Listing:

01. The Portent (4:29)

02. Charles the Great (6:23)

03. The Siege (7:09)

04. Massacre of the Saxons (5:41)

05. Dawning of a New Age (4:40)

06. Let Legend Mark Me as the King (5:45)

07. The Betrayal (5:02)

08. The Devils Advocate (4:54)

09. The Ultimate Sacrifice (5:09)

10. Judgement Day (3:41)

Singers:

Christopher Lee as Charlemagne (Ghost)

Vincent Ricciardi as Young Charlemagne

Phil S.P as Pippin The Short

Mauro Conti as Pope Hadrian

Lydia Salnikova as Hildegard

Gorgon Tittsworth as Roland

Aaron Cloutier as Duke Lop

Daniel Vasconcelos as Oliver

Musicians:

Electric Guitar: Hedras Ramos Jr.

Bass Guitar: Hedras Ramos Sr.

Drums: Ollie Usiskin







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