Rochester, Ind. — RapidView LLC was the Rochester & Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce’s member of the month for November. Due to adverse weather conditions, the award presentation was postponed until Thursday, Jan. 23.
Philadelphia, Pa. — Eneref Institute announced the launch of its National Interior Daylight Initiative in January. The campaign is tailored to advance the specification of daylighting as a significant light source in commercial and residential facilities.
Multiple lighting studies have demonstrated increased health and human productivity benefits in spaces with properly designed natural interior daylight. Daylight harvesting, including windows, skylights and tubular daylighting devices, in place of or in conjunction with traditional electric lighting, can significantly reduce a building’s energy load.
To launch the NID initiative, Eneref Institute authored a daylighting market report titled “Seven Market Obstacles to Daylighting,” which was scheduled for publication in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of the Illuminating Society, KD+A Magazine. The report is also available on www.eneref.org.
Suwanee, Ga., and Kirkland, Wash. — Icom Incorporated and JVCKenwood Corporation have jointly announced plans to offer products that support both trunking protocols in the nxdn technical standard.
Type-C is a control channel based trunking architecture while Type-D is a distributed logic based architecture. To date, Icom and JVCKenwood have provided one or the other of these protocols that have contributed to the rapid expansion of nxdn deployments across many user markets.
Both Icom and JVCKenwood will be offering interoperable Type-C and Type-D trunking systems under their respective brands and system nomenclatures. The product introductions from both companies are scheduled for International Wireless Ccommmunications Expo 2014.
For more information visit www.icomamerica.com/landmobile.
Princeton, N.J. — Frank Dankovich, director of fleet sales for Chrysler, will make one of his first public appearances in his new position at nafa’s 2014 Institute and Expo April 9 in Minneapolis, Minn. Dankovich will take part in the OEM panel, in which key automotive executives answer the questions most on the minds of fleet managers.
For more information about the conference, visit www.nafainstitute.org. Follow it live on Facebook and Twitter @nafafleet.
Farmington Hills, Mich. — The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, is celebrating 50 years of serving the work truck industry.
The association started in 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Truck Equipment and Body Distributors Association, with six member companies. In 1979, based on its changing industry-wide perspective and service offerings, it changed its name to the National Truck Equipment Association.
The ntea, now 1,600 member organizations strong, is the leading organization representing the work truck industry.
The celebration will culminate during The Work Truck Show 2014 March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.