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Nu-Way Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence and Looks to a Brighter Future for Manufacturing Industries in Illinois

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Nu-Way Industries, the largest precision metal product fabricator in the region, is marking 50 years in business by calling on local and state leaders to support the next generation of manufacturing.

A critical pillar of the economy, Illinois 12,000 manufacturing businesses employ nearly 600,000 residents and account for almost 13 percent of the states gross domestic product. But ineffective incentives and a lack of technical education are preventing the businesses from realizing their full potential.

Our passion for this industry, our commitment to quality, and our endless desire to be better every day have remained unchanged in 50 years. But tangible improvements, like more accessible workforce development grants and more vocational education, are needed to ensure Illinois manufacturing stays strong as we move into the future, said Steve Southwell, Nu-Way president and CEO. Were grateful for the partnership and hard work of our leaders, but theres more to be done.

Founded in 1968 and today employing a staff of more than 300, Nu-Way creates custom, end-to-end manufacturing solutions for businesses spanning all sectors of the economy. Since its humble beginnings under brothers George and Joe Howard, Nu-Way has spurred industry innovation by combining manufacturing expertise with innovative technology.

Nu-Ways vertically integrated production facility near Chicagos OHare airport features first-in-class manufacturing equipment, including an advanced design lab, automated equipment and the use of robotics, which allow the company to make more than 1.5 million parts each year. With a large and deeply experienced engineering and operations staff, Nu-Way is well-known for its agility and ability to quickly tackle even the most complex jobs.

Customers include Siemens, Schneider Electric, Middleby and Electrolux and many have partnered with Nu-Way for decades.

My father and his brother started this company with a vision for doing things a better way a ˜new way using cutting-edge technology to improve manufacturing processes, said Mary Howard, Nu-Way executive vice president and CFO. Weve been fortunate to have loyal customers, talented and hard-working employees. Weve reached this milestone because of them and look forward to accomplishing even more in the future.

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Nu-Way Industries is the largest precision metal product manufacturer in the region. Founded in 1968 and today employing a staff of more than 300, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based company combines manufacturing expertise with innovative technology and automated equipment to offer end-to-end solutions for customers across all sectors of the economy. For products ranging from heavy-duty enclosures to intricate components and the latest interactive displays, Nu-Way helps customers succeed with agility, proven quality and a vision for the future of manufacturing. For more information, visit nuwayindustries.com.

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Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport's Group airports worldwide – Relatively low decline in FRA's cargo volumes  

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — FRA/gk-rap – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 18.8 million passengers in 2020, representing a decrease of 73.4 percent compared to 2019. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Frankfurt Airport started to experience a major decline in passenger traffic in mid-March 2020. Between April and June, traffic almost came to a complete standstill – with weekly passenger figures plummeting by up to 98 percent year-on-year. Following a slight traffic recovery in the third quarter of 2020, a new rise in coronavirus infection rates led to intensified travel restrictions. This resulted in passenger numbers falling sharply once again in September and remaining low for the rest of the year. 

Fraport AG's executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, commented: “The year 2020 brought extreme challenges to the entire aviation industry. In Frankfurt, passenger volumes dropped to a level last seen in 1984. Cargo traffic was one of the few bright spots, reaching almost the same level as in 2019 – despite the loss of “belly freight” capacity on passenger aircraft. Aviation played a vital role in ensuring the supply of essential medical goods to the world's population, particularly during the first lockdown.”

Aircraft movements at Frankfurt Airport contracted by 58.7 percent year-on-year to 212,235 takeoffs and landings in 2020. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) shrank by 53.3 percent to about 14.9 million metric tons. In comparison, cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) registered a relatively minor dip of only 8.3 percent year-on-year to just under 2.0 million metric tons.

In December 2020, FRA's passenger traffic slumped by 81.7 percent to 891,925 travelers. With 13,627 takeoffs and landings, aircraft movements declined by 62.8 percent compared to December 2019. MTOWs were down 53.6 percent to about 1.1 million metric tons. Cargo throughput grew by 9.0 percent to 185,687 metric tons in December 2020, rising for the third consecutive month.

Looking forward, CEO Schulte said: “Because of the recent launch of vaccination programs throughout many countries, we are optimistic that travel restrictions will be gradually lifted beginning in the spring.  Therefore, we expect Frankfurt's passenger traffic to rebound noticeably in the second half of 2021. Nevertheless, we have to realize that a difficult year lies ahead of us. While we are confident passenger traffic will exceed last year's level, we still expect Frankfurt to reach only 35 to 45 percent of the 2019 level.”

Fraport's international portfolio also hit by sharp traffic declines  

Across the Group, the airports in Fraport's international portfolio also recorded a sharp decline in passenger traffic during 2020. However, the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the individual Group airports to varying degrees over the months. At times, regular passenger operations were even suspended at some airports (Ljubljana, Antalya and Lima). In addition, wide-ranging travel restrictions affected most of the Group airports beginning in the spring.

Traffic at Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) fell by 83.3 percent last year to 288,235 passengers (December 2020: down 93.7 percent). The Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) together received about 6.7 million passengers, representing a 56.7 percent decrease year-on-year (December 2020: down 46.2 percent). Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) reported a 70.3 percent slide in traffic to around 7.0 million passengers (December 2020: down 61.6 percent).

Serving a total of about 8.6 million passengers in 2020, the 14 Greek regional airports experienced a 71.4 percent plunge in traffic (December 2020: down 85.3 percent). Combined traffic at the Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast decreased by 78.9 percent to about 1.0 million passengers (December 2020: down 69.7 percent).

Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey registered a 72.6 percent decline in traffic to about 9.7 million passengers (December 2020: down 69.8 percent). Last year, Russia's Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg saw traffic drop by 44.1 percent to about 10.9 million passengers (December 2020: down 38.5 percent). Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China achieved a slight recovery in the course of the year, following a strong reduction in traffic during the spring. In 2020, XIY registered about 31.0 million passengers – a 34.2 percent decrease year-on-year (December 2020: down 14.8 percent).

Print-quality photos of Fraport AG and Frankfurt Airport are available for free downloading via the photo library on the Fraport Web site. For TV news and information broadcasting purposes only, we also offer free footage material for downloading.  If you wish to meet a member of our Media Relations team when at Frankfurt Airport, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact details are available here.

 

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Fraport Traffic Figures

December 2020

Fraport Group Airports1

December 2020

Year to Date (YTD) 2020

Fraport

Passengers

Cargo*

Movements

Passengers

Cargo

Movements

Fully-consolidated airports

share (%)

Month

Δ %

Month

Δ %

Month

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

FRA

Frankfurt

Germany

100.00

891,794

-81.7

182,568

8.9

13,627

-62.8

18,768,601

-73.4

1,914,285

-8.5

212,235

-58.7

LJU

Ljubljana

Slovenia

100.00

5,422

-93.7

1,143

11.0

686

-61.4

288,235

-83.3

10,559

-7.1

12,980

-58.8

Fraport Brasil

100.00

782,592

-46.2

6,111

-25.1

7,952

-38.3

6,718,048

-56.7

51,528

-39.8

70,809

-48.5

FOR

Fortaleza

Brazil

100.00

361,676

-47.7

3,494

-32.4

3,662

-34.7

3,156,418

-56.3

29,356

-39.3

32,897

-44.9

POA

Porto Alegre

Brazil

100.00

420,916

-44.8

2,617

-12.5

4,290

-41.1

3,561,630

-57.1

22,172

-40.4

37,912

-51.2

LIM

Lima

Peru

80.01

768,959

-61.6

18,422

-28.4

7,673

-54.9

7,017,414

-70.3

190,365

-29.8

73,255

-63.0

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A+B

73.40

102,623

-85.3

471

-29.9

3,036

-56.2

8,611,780

-71.4

5,330

-29.9

101,007

-58.9

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A

73.40

69,107

-87.2

400

-28.2

1,894

-59.3

4,838,669

-71.0

4,266

-26.6

54,767

-58.2

CFU

Kerkyra (Corfu)

Greece

73.40

4,826

-78.6

7

-18.7

229

-27.8

961,037

-70.7

72

-59.7

10,889

-57.0

CHQ

Chania (Crete)

Greece

73.40

9,125

-83.6

20

18.7

224

-55.4

703,482

-76.4

180

-52.7

7,392

-63.9

EFL

Kefalonia 

Greece

73.40

992

-72.0

0

0.0

88

-20.0

192,477

-75.1

2

> 100.0

3,184

-56.7

KVA

Kavala 

Greece

73.40

794

-85.3

2

-80.8

30

-74.6

72,674

-77.5

38

-61.8

1,142

-67.0

PVK

Aktion/Preveza

Greece

73.40

176

-52.0

0

n.a.

58

3.6

161,408

-74.2

0

-100.0

2,342

-58.1

SKG

Thessaloniki

Greece

73.40

52,035

-88.4

371

-28.9

1,187

-65.6

2,317,336

-66.4

3,974

-22.8

24,966

-55.2

ZTH

Zakynthos 

Greece

73.40

1,159

-63.7

0

n.a.

78

-22.0

430,255

-76.2

0

-98.4

4,852

-63.2

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece B

73.40

33,516

-78.6

72

-38.2

1,142

-49.7

3,773,111

-72.0

1,064

-40.5

46,240

-59.6

JMK

Mykonos 

Greece

73.40

1,400

-80.6

1

-49.0

56

-60.3

409,060

-73.1

47

-46.9

7,556

-59.8

JSI

Skiathos 

Greece

73.40

416

-61.8

0

n.a.

34

-22.7

88,916

-80.1

0

n.a.

1,600

-61.7

JTR

Santorini (Thira)

Greece

73.40

3,049

-90.4

4

-48.5

120

-73.0

572,963

-75.1

66

-61.2

7,286

-65.8

KGS

Kos 

Greece

73.40

4,577

-75.9

7

-70.0

182

-47.1

800,655

-70.1

162

-50.2

7,994

-59.6

MJT

Mytilene (Lesvos)

Greece

73.40

7,053

-75.0

22

-11.7

234

-48.9

206,095

-58.5

228

-34.6

3,729

-43.2

RHO

Rhodes

Greece

73.40

12,388

-78.2

26

-31.8

330

-39.1

1,551,123

-72.0

377

-39.8

14,801

-60.5

SMI

Samos

Greece

73.40

4,633

-63.2

11

-40.8

186

-37.6

144,299

-69.9

184

-20.5

3,274

-47.8

Fraport Twin Star

60.00

27,948

-69.7

1,015

> 100.0

474

-43.0

1,046,467

-78.9

3,934

-19.2

10,960

-69.1

BOJ

Burgas

Bulgaria

60.00

2,590

-79.0

1,014

> 100.0

94

-39.4

424,252

-85.3

3,889

-18.1

4,079

-79.6

VAR

Varna

Bulgaria

60.00

25,358

-68.3

1

-79.4

380

-43.9

622,215

-70.1

44

-64.1

6,881

-55.5

At equity consolidated airports

AYT

Antalya

Turkey

51.00

263,536

-69.8

n.a.

n.a.

2,473

-61.3

9,713,650

-72.6

n.a.

n.a.

65,223

-68.4

LED

St. Petersburg

Russia

25.00

828,230

-38.5

n.a.

n.a.

8,546

-32.5

10,944,421

-44.1

n.a.

n.a.

105,042

-37.7

XIY

Xi'an

China

24.50

3,212,568

-14.8

42,773

0.9

26,791

-6.4

31,083,681

-34.2

376,320

-1.5

254,607

-26.2

 

 

Frankfurt Airport2

December 2020

Month

Δ %

YTD 2020

Δ %

Passengers

891,925

-81.7

18,770,998

-73.4

Cargo (freight & mail)

185,687

9.0

1,952,628

-8.3

Aircraft movements

13,627

-62.8

212,235

-58.7

MTOW (in metric tons)3

1,100,860

-53.6

14,874,646

-53.3

PAX/PAX-flight4

91.7

-35.6

108.6

-26.0

Seat load factor (%)

51.9

58.4

Punctuality rate (%)

74.1

82.9

Frankfurt Airport

PAX share

Δ %5

PAX share

Δ %5

Regional Split

Month

YTD

Continental

59.5

-81.5

66.2

-72.3

 Germany

8.1

-86.5

10.1

-74.3

 Europe (excl. GER)

51.4

-80.4

56.1

-72.0

  Western Europe

41.8

-80.5

47.1

-71.6

   Eastern Europe

9.6

-79.9

9.0

-73.8

Intercontinental

40.5

-82.0

33.8

-75.3

 Africa

6.7

-76.6

4.9

-72.5

 Middle East

7.3

-77.9

5.5

-71.8

 North America

12.5

-83.6

10.6

-78.1

 Central & South Amer.

6.3

-75.9

4.4

-65.6

 Far East

7.7

-87.4

8.3

-78.2

 Australia

0.0

n.a.

0.1

n.a.

 

Definitions:1 According to ACI definition: Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit counted once), Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep excluding transit, in metric tons), Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep), preliminary figures; 2Commercial and non-commercial traffic: Passengers (arr+dep+transit counted once, incl. general aviation), Cargo (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons), Movements (arr+dep); 3Inbound traffic only; 4  Scheduled and charter traffic; 5absolute change vs. previous year in % ; *Cargo =Freight + mail

 

 

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42Gears SureMDM Simplifies Setting up Kiosk Mode on Linux Devices

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BANGALORE, India, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — 42Gears today announced its capability to enable kiosk mode on Linux devices using the 42Gears mobile device management (MDM) solution, SureMDM. 42Gears SureMDM is now capable of managing, monitoring, and securing Linux, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and Windows devices from a single pane of glass.

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Although Linux already had a kernel lockdown feature that prevented developers from modifying the kernel in any way, businesses still needed a mechanism that could help them convert Linux devices into dedicated purpose tools if required. However, MDM solutions capable of locking down Android, iOS, iPad OS, and Windows devices lacked the capability to lockdown Linux devices. Thus, until now, businesses using Linux devices along with devices based on other operating systems had to use two separate platforms to enable kiosk mode on their enterprise devices.

“It's both effort- and cost-intensive for businesses to use a different solution to enable kiosk mode on Linux devices. This is the problem Linux Profiles addresses – it helps businesses restrict user access to approved apps and settings only using SureMDM, which is already capable of enabling kiosk mode on non-Linux devices,” said Prakash Gupta, CTO and co-founder of 42Gears. “This naturally means that businesses will no longer need two different solutions to manage Linux as well as other platforms. This will certainly have a positive impact on the total cost of ownership, while easing device management even further.”

Apart from enabling kiosk mode on Linux devices, Linux Profiles can also help businesses in:

  • User Management – IT admins can add or remove users, grant or revoke admin access, and allow users to access machines during specific windows of time
  • Wi-Fi Configuration – It is now possible for IT admins to remotely configure Linux devices with wireless network credentials
  • System Settings – This feature will allow IT admins to remotely control peripherals, install or update packages, and modify settings for Wi-Fi, Clipboard, and more
  • URL Blocking – IT admins can now block access to specific URLs on remote machines

Linux Profiles is already available for use by 42Gears customers ready to manage their Linux devices through SureMDM. Please email [email protected] with any inquiries. To learn more, visit the 42Gears Linux web page.

About 42Gears

42Gears is a leading Unified Endpoint Management solution provider, offering SaaS and on-premise solutions to secure, monitor, and manage all business endpoints, such as tablets, phones, desktops, and wearables. 42Gears products support company-owned as well as employee-owned devices built on Android, iOS, iPadOS, Windows, macOS, Wear OS, VR, and Linux platforms. 42Gears products are used in various industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, education, and retail. 42Gears products are trusted by over 10,000 customers in more than 115 countries. For more information, please visit https://www.42gears.com.

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NEFIN in Partnership with Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary (HKBTS) Embrace Carbon Neutrality for a Green Campus

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316 Solar Panels Built on 6 Rooftops of HKBTS Campus Buildings

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – NEFIN, a leading solar developer and investor in carbon neutrality solutions in Asia, is pleased to announce the implementation of four holistic solar PV systems in the main campus of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary (HKBTS), one of the established seminaries in Hong Kong.  The four solar PV systems cover six rooftops in the campus.

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“It is our pleasure and honour to work with HKBTS to transform their extensive building rooftops into highly-effective solar energy generating fields. Despite social unrest and the outbreak of COVID-19, the project was brought seamlessly to completion.  The NEFIN-HKBTS partnership is exemplary of the flexibility, expertise and operational skills of NEFIN as well as the trust that HKBTS has in us.We are proud to share this piece of positive news to kick off 2021.” said Clara Kwan, COO of NEFIN Group.

The 316 solar PV panels installed can generate approximately 152,559 kWh annually, offsetting 78 tons CO2 emission per year. The scale of this installation would be equivalent to planting 1,297 trees for the earth.

“A Green and Glossy Gospel: God’s creative love is extended to all God’s creations, calling God’s followers to bear the responsibilities for nature and to testify to the reconciliation and peace of the universe.” commented by President Cho of HKBTS.

“NEFIN has successfully completed several projects around Asia in 2020, amidst the challenges of the pandemic. One of the NEFIN’s beliefs is that the effort to achieve carbon neutrality should not be halted as a result of current temporary setbacks. With another challenging year ahead, enterprises should be prepared for future climate challenges, which may be sooner or least expected, like the COVID19 pandemic,” commented Mr. Glenn Lim, CEO of NEFIN.

About HKBTS

Established in 1951, the HKBTS was founded on Baptist heritage. The objective of the Seminary is to cultivate servant leadership in those called by God to serve the churches in face of social and global challenges. In addition to the Ministerial Preparation Program and Graduate School, the Seminary offers Distance Education Program, Lay Leadership Training Program, Pastoral Continuing Education Program, and Music and Art Education Program. For further information, visit www.hkbts.edu.hk.


About NEFIN Group


NEFIN Group is a regional renowned solar developer with bespoke experience in solar system deployment and a committed partner to organisations that aim to achieve carbon neutrality. Founded by a core management team of DuPont Solar Business, legal experts, and investment bankers, NEFIN Group has collectively delivered over 300MW of utility-scale, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar systems regionally. The group offers consulting services such as due diligence, feasibility studies, and lender-technical advice on top of project development, system design, engineering, and asset management. NEFIN Group also offers flexible financing options to partners who opt for zero investment. Please refer to NEFIN’s website www.nefinco.com  for more information.

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