Vincentric Announces 2019 Best CPO Value in America™ Awards: Ford, Toyota, and Audi Lead the Winners List

Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Audi, Honda, and Ram won awards as top brands. 16 manufacturers earned model-level awards.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, November 13, 2018 / — The sixth annual Vincentric Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America™ Awards were announced today with Ford and Toyota sharing the top spot as both brands earned six model-level awards. Audi was close behind with five award winning CPO vehicles.

This strong performance earned Ford Vans the Best CPO Value brand award for the third consecutive year, while for the second year in a row Toyota took the Best CPO Value brand award for Passenger Cars and Audi repeated as the brand award winner for Best CPO Value Luxury Cars. Other brand winners were Honda, which was awarded Best CPO Value in the SUV/Crossover category, Lincoln, which earned the Best CPO Value Luxury SUV/Crossovers brand award for the third consecutive year, and Ram which earned the Best CPO Value Truck brand award.

Other brands with multiple model level awards were Hyundai, BMW, Chevrolet, and Lexus, while Cadillac, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Subaru, and Land Rover each had one model-level winner.

“Certified Pre-Owned vehicles continue to have high demand due to their strong warranties and lower transaction prices relative to new vehicles,” said Vincentric President, David Wurster. “The data-driven Vincentric Certified Pre-Owned awards can help buyers identify which of the many CPO vehicles in the market provide the best value.”

To determine the 2019 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ award winners, Vincentric conducted a statistical analysis to reveal which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. Vincentric analyzed over 15,000 vehicle configurations using eight cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. The costs were measured after incorporating the specific CPO warranty offered by the manufacturer while also applying mileage requirements necessary to be authorized as an OEM CPO vehicle. Each CPO vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus Washington DC, with the assumption that they will be driven 15,000 miles annually over five years.

Further information regarding the 2019 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ Awards and the Vincentric methodology is available at


Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Vincentric data is used by organizations including, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, NADA Guides, Business Fleet Magazine, Nissan, and many others as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

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Precision ultrasonic cleaning for the Military – Using flammable solvent in harsh climates

The 3-stage in-line system designed and manufactured by Layton was well able to meet all the specialist criteria.

STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 13, 2018 / — A world-renowned manufacturer of military aircraft required cleaning equipment for overhauling components during routine maintenance.

Military aircraft users have specialist requirements in that they need to carry out precision cleaning using flammable solvents together with ultrasonic agitation and heat soaking of various components during scheduled servicing. This servicing needs to take place at various worldwide locations including some extremely harsh climates.

The preferred batch cleaning system needed to be able to utilise a flammable solvent in a controlled manner and cope with the harsh climates. The systems needed to be robust, easily maintainable and have an extended warranty.
As they would be operating in countries with hot climates there was a necessity to have the fluid chilled, to maintain the temperature below the flash point, using cooling coils. A safety cut-out was in use continually should the fluid or ambient temperature rise above 40 deg C.

Having spent some considerable time selecting suitable vendors, they nominated Layton Technologies as their vendor of choice. The 3-stage in-line system designed and manufactured by Layton was well able to meet all the specialist criteria.

The system included chilled plates and an external chiller unit to ensure that the temperature requirements were always observed.
The tanks were heavily insulated to make sure that the temperatures remained at the required level with minimal power consumption. In addition, each tank had in-line particle filtration and ultrasonic agitation to provide excellent and repeatable cleaning of the components. Two of the tanks were heated to 85 deg C and in combination with the flammable fluid tank could remove limescale and carbon from the parts. Fluid level detectors were included in all tanks along with automated fill and drain capabilities.

A machine mounted control panel was used to display and control process times, temperatures and fluid levels and to provide warnings to the operators should any fall outside the pre-set parameters.
Each of the systems manufactured was required to be compatible with the electricity supply for the country of installation and this was done with ease by Layton’s team of designers and specialist procurement staff.

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EMQ – Provider of IoT Messaging Platform – exhibits at IoT Tech Expo North America. Santa Clara – November 26/27 2018

EMQ – the world’s Leading Provider of IoT Messaging and Streaming Platform – to exhibit at the IoT Tech Expo North America.

SAN JOSE , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — EMQ – the world’s Leading Provider of IoT Messaging and Streaming Platform – to exhibit at the IoT Tech Expo North America.Santa Clara Convention Center, CA – November 26 – 27, 2018.

Silicon Valley and Hangzhou, China:

As IoT continues its explosive growth across the world, from autonomous vehicles to smart home devices, from Smart City Infrastructure to telecom grade IoT solutions, enterprise systems seek a more efficient, secure and faster communication mechanism. Companies are continuously turning to MQTT – and specifically EMQ – for stable enterprise class solutions.

“We are delighted to be part of the IoT Tech Expo-North America in Santa Clara, CA. Our participation cements a global expansion of EMQ, and will enable us to showcase our solutions and customer wins to the world. EMQ has been deployed globally connecting hundreds of millions of devices across the world – from massive telecom based applications serving millions of end devices, complex payment systems, Media Home Gateway based systems, to autonomous vehicles systems” said Feng Lee, CEO and Founder of EMQ.

“We have demonstrated that we are the go-to solution for MQTT and the only open source provider to offer full MQTT V.5.0 support. We back that up with world class support and consulting services. Our experts will be on hand to have detailed conversations about our solutions and explain how we can help our customers build massively scalable and secure IoT systems. Please come visit us at Booth #395,” said Dylan Kennedy, VP of Global Operations at EMQ.

About EMQ: Founded in 2012, the Hangzhou EMQ Technologies Co., Ltd.’s mission was to create a massively scalable, highly available, MQTT-based message broker. EMQ X Open Source was released in 2013, and is deployed in millions of IoT-connected devices worldwide. EMQ X Enterprise is the commercial version that offers a highly extensible, feature-rich security software suite, as well as world-class support deployed to support tens of millions of devices. EMQ is headquartered in Hangzhou, China, and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt and Silicon Valley, California.

Please visit our website for further information. To contact the team, email or call Dylan Kennedy, VP of Global Operations, at +1 (408) 476-1873 email:

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UK driver training company launch the world’s first independent Autonomous Driver Training course

Autonomous Vehicle Millbrook Proving Ground

Autonomous Vehicle Millbrook Proving Ground

Millbrook Proving Ground 5G Test Bed

Millbrook Proving Ground 5G Test Bed

CAT Driver Training, launch the world’s first independent Autonomous Driver Training course for CAV development and testing.

BEDFORDSHIRE, STAFFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 12, 2018 / — Autonomous systems developers and car manufacturers are shaping the future of transport in the UK. Their immediate and increasing global requirement to test and develop these autonomous vehicles on the public highway, is driving a quantifiable and necessary shift in how risk is assessed and mitigated.

All driverless cars tested on public roads must have a vehicle operator in the car ready to take over controls in an emergency or situation outside the system’s capabilities. Studies carried out have demonstrated how challenging it is for Safety Drivers to stay alert and respond quickly when potential hazards appear.

The need for specialist driver training is evident. Safety Drivers need to be equipped with the skills necessary to maintain the highest level of concentration and risk assessment when not in control of the vehicle, as well as the capability to handle the car effectively in such a situation.

CAT Driver Training have been delivering Motor Industry Engineering Driver Training to Blue Chip manufacturers, engineering providers and test evaluators from at their base within Millbrook Proving Ground, for fifteen years. Coaching health and safety compliance on the highway, as well as safe and effective evaluation techniques on the proving ground.

The Autonomous Driver Training course has been developed by Chief Instructor Colin Hoad who has over forty years engineering experience. He explains – “Training a car how to drive itself is no mean feat – considerations go way beyond the basic functionality of controlling the vehicle. It is vital that the impressive technology and machine learning that educates autonomous systems, does not overshadow the necessity for driverless cars to be developed using industry level advanced driving expertise. For autonomy to truly revolutionise our transport infrastructure, self-driving cars need to not only meet, but surpass the standards of the everyday driver we encounter on our roads.

Driving Intelligence is the missing piece of the self-driving puzzle. By uniting the testing and valuation practices of today with vehicle dynamic driving principal; our training optimises existing CAV development projects to produce the most advanced driver of tomorrow.”

To date the company has trained autonomous experts in a variety of fields, which include Safety Drivers, AI specialists, Engineers, and Software/ Hardware Developers. Courses are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each autonomous project.

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Lomiko (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) Closes Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C)Private Placement Close Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko (TSX:LMR)

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, November 12, 2018 / — Lomiko Closes Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko Metals Inc.(“Lomiko”)(TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) announces it has closed the 3rd and final tranche of its private placement and will issue 12,400,000 units at $0.05 per unit for proceeds of $620,000. Each unit will be comprised of one share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable at a price of $0.10 for a period of two years from closing. A finder’s fee of 10% cash has been agreed to be paid. Proceeds will be used for working capital. In total, the Company has raised $1,167,552

The securities to be issued pursuant to the 3rd tranche will have a hold period expiring March 8, 2018. The closing of the transaction, the issuance of the securities and the payment of the finder’s fee is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Lomiko closes private placement /exploration planned on graphite property prior to completing PEA

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Nex Flow Safety Air Guns

Air amplifying nozzles meet OSHA standards for safety and are noise reducing. Used with quality air guns they can save energy and improve the work environment.

RICHMIOND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 12, 2018 / — Nex Flow Air Products Corp. now offers three types of air guns that are ideal for any factory environment:

The Easy Grip air gun with air amplifying nozzles ad an option to add extensions and even swivels at the end of the extension to get into difficult areas.

The Easy Grip "light" is a small air gun with a very small air amplifying safety nozzle for smaller target blow off applications.


The Hand Comfort button air gun for those who prefer a very small air gun with push button activation instead of a trigger.

All air guns have ergonometric designed for comfortable use. Each type of air gun has various options for blow off with the Easy Grip the most flexible to allow extensions added so they can blow into hard to get to locations.

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Auto/Mate Wins "Best Places to Work" Award in New York’s Capital Region; 9th Year in a Row to Receive the Honor

After nine years we don't take this award for granted. We are dedicated to creating an environment where people enjoy coming to work every day”

— Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate

ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" in New York's Capital Region by the Albany Business Review. Auto/Mate is one of 12 companies honored in the “large companies” category with more than 150 employees. This is the ninth consecutive year that Auto/Mate has received the award.

“After nine years we don't take this award for granted. We are dedicated to creating an environment where people enjoy coming to work every day," said Mike Esposito, President and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems. "Our philosophy is to focus on employee satisfaction first, because if your employees are happy they will keep your customers happy.”

Auto/Mate provides world-class software and support to auto dealerships nationwide. Employees receive many perks, including an onsite gym, tuition reimbursement, casual dress environment, wellness program, employee discount programs and paid time off for volunteering. Additionally, Auto/Mate frequently hosts events designed for fun, including Hawaiian Day, happy hours, Bagel Thursdays and visits from cupcake and ice cream trucks.

A celebratory luncheon will be held to honor the "Best Places to Work" award recipients in December.

Every year the Albany Business Review partners with Quantum Workplace, a Nebraska based research firm, to conduct anonymous employee surveys. The companies with the highest scores are recognized and ranked on the following: team effectiveness, retention, employee alignment with company goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices.

For information about career opportunities at Auto/Mate visit

About Auto/Mate
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. AMPS® is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,400 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received multiple consecutive DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.

Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 1,200 years of combined experience working in franchised auto dealerships, the foundation of its By Car People, For Car People™ slogan. Auto/Mate is committed to winning its customers’ business each and every month with no long-term contracts and free software upgrades.

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Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Indiana to Call for Direct Access to The Nation's Leading Lawyers for Much Better Financial Compensation Results

Compensation for Navy Veteran in Indiana like this can frequently exceed one million dollars as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.”

— Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, November 12, 2018 / — The Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "It is estimated that about one-third of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States this year will be Veterans of the US Navy. Typically, their exposure to asbestos occurred while on a US Navy ship, submarine, or at a US Naval Shipyard. Most frequently the Navy Veterans worked in a navy ship's engine room, as a machinist, welder, plumber, electrician, maintenance technician, or as a damage control technician. These types of US Navy Veterans typically had the most exposure to asbestos. There are tens of thousands of US Navy Veterans in Indiana.

"Compensation for Navy Veteran in Indiana like this can frequently exceed one million dollars as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. To receive the best possible mesothelioma financial compensation, it is vital the Navy Veteran be represented by some of the nation's most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys, which is why we offer direct access to the remarkable legal experts."

A US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Indiana was probably exposed to asbestos at a navy base or navy shipyard in one of the following states:

* Virginia
* California
* Washington
* Connecticut
* Maine
* Hawaii
* Georgia
* Rhode Island
* Florida
* South Carolina
* Massachusetts
* New York
* Pennsylvania

US Navy Veterans in Indiana who have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma are urged to call the Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303 for their unsurpassed free services.

The Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center’s unsurpassed services for diagnosed people with mesothelioma in Indiana is a statewide initiative and available to a diagnosed person with mesothelioma in communities such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, or Bloomington. http://Indiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High- risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Indiana include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances, the diagnosed person’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Indiana the Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital: Purdue University Center for Cancer Research West Lafayette, Indiana:

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. Mesothelioma also happens in Indiana as the Center would like to explain anytime. http://Indiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
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BPM Microsystems Introduces Self-Teaching Automated Programming System

4910 interior

The 4910 viewed from the inside of the machine

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4910 Automated Programming System— First Self-Teaching APS

Reggie Fields, Quality Manager and Colin Harper, 4910 Project Manager, discuss the progress on the 4910 APS

Rated at 1,708 Devices per Hour (DPH) on actual tray-tray jobs, the 4910 improves productivity by 43% compared to the prior model

WhisperTeach+ dramatically reduces the setup errors and gets jobs running rapidly, allowing our customers to produce more devices… The 4910 is the fastest universal APS on the market today.”

— William White, founder and President of BPM Microsystems

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — BPM Microsystems, a leading global provider of device programming systems, announced today another advance to off-line programming— the 4910. Rated at 1,708 Devices per Hour (DPH) on actual tray-tray jobs, the 4910 improves productivity by 43% compared to the prior model.

"The 4910 continues our legacy of ground-breaking innovation around the most important issues to our automotive, OEM and programming center customers—productivity and quality," says William White, founder and President of BPM Microsystems. "The 4910's self-teaching capability, WhisperTeach+, dramatically reduces the setup errors and gets jobs running rapidly, allowing our customers to produce more devices per shift consistent with the goal of having zero defects. The 4910 is the fastest universal APS on the market today."

The 4910 is the first programmer with WhisperTeach+: a feature that automatically teaches X, Y, Z and Theta for each socket position. BPM won the NPI Software Award earlier this year for WhisperTeach™, which automatically teaches the critical Z-height to within 15 microns in less than 8 seconds. WhisperTeach+ further advances automated teaching capability by automatically teaching socket locations and starting the programming job. With 12 sites and up to 48 sockets, WhisperTeach+ can save as much as an hour per job.

"Our engineering team is intently focused on making our automated programming systems the most productive in the industry, not just in maximum DPH, but also in terms of ease-of-use, quality and system up-time,” says Colin Harper, Product Manager on the 4910. “With WhisperTeach+, we're fundamentally changing the way new jobs are created. By combining incredible accuracy and repeatability with our proprietary autonomous teach process, job setup has never been easier and changeover between jobs has never been faster,” says Harper.

BPM will demonstrate the 4910 at Electronica on November 13 through 16 in Munich, Germany. They will also showcase their recently launched 3910 APS. BPM and their European partner Adaptsys can be found in Hall B5, Stand 138.

To find out more, please visit BPM’s newly updated website,


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The 4910: The First Self-Teaching Automated Programming System, from BPM Microsystems

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Johnny Dangerfield explores South Carolina auto industry facts and figures

Johnny Dangerfield

Automaxx of the Carolinas owner Johnny Dangerfield explores the latest numbers from South Carolina's automotive industry.

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2018 / — South Carolina's automotive industry now has an annual economic impact in excess of $27 billion, making it a vital and integral part of the state's economy. Accordingly, the state of South Carolina is home to an incredible array of companies supporting every aspect of the auto industry, including automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers, assemblers, and raw material producers, as well as dealerships such as Johnny Dangerfield's Summerville-based Automaxx of the Carolinas.

"South Carolina's automotive industry first exploded in the early 1990s," explains Johnny Dangerfield, "when the state's first South Carolina-built BMW rolled off of the production line at the German auto brand's manufacturing facility here in the Palmetto State."

Almost 30 years on, South Carolina has established itself at the forefront of automotive manufacturing, currently leading the United States in the export of passenger vehicles for international markets. Elsewhere, South Carolina also ranks first in terms of both the production and export of tires, accounting for over 30 percent of the U.S. market share, according to Johnny Dangerfield.

"South Carolina is number one in export sales of both completed passenger vehicles and tires," Johnny Dangerfield adds, "with the automotive industry currently responsible for a workforce of over 60,000 men and women in the state."

Between 2011 and 2017, this number increased by over 20,000, attracting $8.7 billion in capital investment during the same period, and perfectly demonstrating South Carolina's continued and increasingly rapid growth across the automotive sector. "Over the last 20 years, the size of the state's automotive industry has effectively quadrupled," adds Johnny Dangerfield.

He continues, "As of 2018, the automotive industry here in South Carolina now represents one of the top 10 fastest-growing labor forces in the country, with upwards of 400 major automotive-related businesses now calling the state home."

One such business, alongside the likes of BMW, Bridgestone, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, is Dangerfield's own highly successful independent automotive dealership and service center. Initially founded in 1995 as Johnny's Truck and Auto Center in Moncks Corner, and since rebranded Automaxx of the Carolinas and today based in Summerville, the business now sells upwards of 2,000 vehicles annually under Johnny Dangerfield's expert direction.

"Right now," he adds, wrapping up, "we're the number one independent automotive dealership in the state of South Carolina by sales volume, which is a testament to the continued hard work of the entire team here at Automaxx."

To discover more about Johnny Dangerfield and Automaxx of the Carolinas, please visit

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