The 2016 ACS competition saw 13 Vermont cheesemakers awarded 35 ribbons, including Best of Show third place finish for Greensward created by Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT in conjunction with Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York City. For a comprehensive list of the 2017 American Cheese Society winners, visit CheeseJudging.org. The Vermont Cheese Council is a statewide membership based organization with 50 principal cheese producing members and over 20 associate members. The VCC is committed to promoting the advancement and quality of Vermont cheese through promotion, education and strong peer to peer support. The organization has been in existence since 1992. For more information, please contact: Tom Bivins, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or call 802-451-8564 or visit the Vermont Cheese Council website at www.vtcheese.com(link is external).Source: Randolph, VT, (July 30, 2017): Vermont Cheese CouncilVBM vermontbiz.com Best of Show Winner Tarentaise Reserve from Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation in Reading.Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Cheese Council (VCC), an organization dedicated to the production and advancement of Vermont Cheese, has announced that Vermont cheesemakers took home 41 ribbons for 13 cheesemakers and companies at the 34th annual American Cheese Society competition in Denver, Colorado Friday evening. Two Vermont cheeses were honored for being Best of Show Winners, including a first- place win for Tarentaise Reserve from Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation in Reading and a third-place for Harbison from Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro.The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. Since its founding in 1983, ACS hosts North America’s foremost annual cheese-based educational conference, and world-renowned cheese judging and competition. This year’s competition included 2024 entries from across North America. This year’s event titled “Cheese with Altitude” was located in Denver Colorado, the home of the American Cheese Society. The conference alternates each year between coasts and the middle of the country. Next year’s event will take place in Pittsburgh, PA., bringing the event “back east.”A record number of Vermont cheesemakers – 30 in total – submitted cheeses to be judged at the prestigious competition this year, due in part to the VCC’s sponsorship programs for ACS membership and entry fee reimbursement. The VCC sponsored Vermont cheesemakers’ ACS entry fees to support their efforts in showcasing their cheese in a competition setting. This year, there were 2024 cheeses from around the US in the competition. All competitors are given judging notes for their products which are helpful in evaluating the cheeses and in some cases, improving the quality of production of cheeses. The VCC finds this aspect of the competition an invaluable educational tool for its members.Winning Cheeses from Vermont • Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading, VT, Tarentaise Reserve, First Place, Best in Show• Cellars at Jasper Hill Farms, Greensboro, VT, Harbison, Third Place for Best in Show.• Blythedale Farm, Corinth, VT; Camembert Vermont, third place;• Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls: Smoked Goud, second place, Gisele, second place;• Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot, VT, MA: Cabot Salted Butter, second place; Cabot Sour Cream, third place (tie); Lamberton, third place; Cabot Vintage Choice Cheddar, second place (tie); Old School Cheddar, third place (tie); Cabot Cottage Cheese, second place; Cabot Jalapeno Light Cheddar, second place; Cabot Pepper Jack, third place, Cabot Monterrey Jack, third place;• Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro, VT: Harbison, first place in Category, third place in Best of Show, Moses Sleeper, second place; Alpha Tolman, second place; Cabot Clothbound Select Cheddar, third place (tie) Greensward, first place with Murray’s Cheese;• Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet, VT: Rupert, second place; Slyboro, second place; Goatlet, first place with Crown Finish Caves, Brooklyn, NY;• Fairy Tale Farm, Bridport, VT: Barbegazi, third place;• Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton, VT: Bandaged Bismark, third place with Crown Finish Caves, Brooklyn, NY:• Maplebrook Farm, Bennington, VT: Ricotta Alta, second place, Burrata, second place; Handmade Mozzarella, third place;• Neighborly Farms, Randolph Center, VT: Organic Colby, second place;• Parish Hill Creamery, West Westminster, VT: Reverie, third place;• Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading, VT : Reading Raclette, first place, Tarentaise Reserve, first place in Category and first place in Best in Show, Project X, third place with Murray’s Cheese;• Vermont Creamery, Websterville: Mascarpone, second place; Crème Fraiche, first place, Bonne Bouche, third place; Coupole, third place; Unsalted Cultured Butter, first place; Cultured Butter with Sea Salt and Maple, third place (tie);• Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, Woodstock, VT: Governors Cheddar, second place; Lille Colummiers Bebe, second place(tie)• von Trapp Farmstead, Waitsfield, VT: Mt. Alice, third place. The state of Vermont, celebrated for its focus on family agriculture, small farms, and Vermont-made products, including cheese, boasts more cheese companies per capita than any other state in the nation. There are currently 50 members of the Vermont Cheese Council making over 225 varieties of cheese. Cheesemakers range in size from producers for local farmers markets to producers selling in regional, national and international markets. Cheesemaking represents 650 million dollars in revenue for Vermont companies.
STAUNTON, VA – Marvin Mastroff, founder and president of Miami-based Cold Air Distributors, passed away on Jan. 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 75. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are deeply saddened by the passing of a longtime friend and Federated member, Marvin Mastroff,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Marvin touched many lives. He exemplified the very best of those self-made men who rose to success while possessing a remarkable business ethic, a profound devotion to family and friends, and an uncanny sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by a host of friends and business acquaintances.” Born in Rockledge, PA, on December 14, 1933, Mastroff graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia. In 1956, he moved to Miami and worked as an independent automotive parts jobber before embarking on his own in 1963 and becoming founder and president of Cold Air Distributors. He built his company to its present 15 locations throughout South, Central and West Florida. For the past seven years, Cold Air has grown and prospered under the leadership of Mastroff’s son, Russell. During his storied career, Mastroff also served on the board of directors of IMACA, MACS and on the board of governors for Federated. Mastroff is survived by his wife, Elinor; daughter Laura Mastroff (Frank) Barry; son Russell (Davita) Mastroff; and beloved grandchildren, Alli, Joey Barry and Raechel Mastroff. Advertisement Funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Forest Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Palm City, FL, officiated by Rabbi Jonathan Kendall of Temple Beit HaYam. Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to: Temple Beit HaYam 951 S.E. Monterey Commons Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996 or to the American Diabetes Association.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.
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Petronet LNG posted a net profit of Rs. 2253.20 million for the quarter ended June 30, down 17 percent as compared to Rs. 2708.50 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.Total income has increased from Rs. 70570.10 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 to Rs. 84594.40 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.The company’s Dahej LNG terminal processed 129.5 Trillion British thermal units of gas in this quarter, compared to 127.17 Trillion British thermal units of gas in the corresponding quarter.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, July 30, 2013
The Government Minister in the middle of the current debate between energy suppliers and consumers has agreed to be a keynote speaker at a major Norwich conference next year.Energy Minister Michael Fallon will take part in the SNS2014 Sea of Opportunity Conference being staged by EEEGR (the East of England Energy Group) at the Norfolk Showground on March 5-6.Focused on the offshore gas and windpower sectors, with emphasis on the Southern North Sea (SNS), it is already the biggest energy event in the region but the Minister’s involvement will further enhance its position as a leading national and international showcase for the industry.Mr Fallon has been at the heart of Government reaction to the latest rises in electricity and gas prices. But he also has a vital role in encouraging industry investment in the future to ensure that UK supplies are sustained.Fixed ‘strike’ prices for the supply of power generated from offshore windpower and new nuclear also come within his portfolio – and he has spoken up for UK shale gas exploration tests.“SNS2014 will reflect on the latest Government initiatives to support our vital industry and we’re delighted that the Energy Minister has agreed to attend and speak,” said EEEGR CEO Simon Gray.“The Southern North Sea has never been more important, both to our region and the UK economy and energy supply, with the renewed gas rush and offshore windpower boom. But it’s an ever-changing scene and our event will also feature key international speakers, many representing global companies“We’re offering a rare chance to the East of England energy supply chain to learn, listen, meet, network, showcase and do business throughout two stimulating and inspiring days.”International expert John Westwood, chairman of energy market research specialists Douglas-Westwood, will lead and facilitate on both days of the conference, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.The opening day will feature a Platform for Innovation and Technology event when companies of all sizes can feature some of the new and groundbreaking ideas which are boosting the industry.That will be followed by a gala dinner in the evening and the conference will resume the next day with its keynote speakers.Press release, November 4, 2013; Image: tms-media
Houston-based LNG export player Cheniere expects to ship first cargo from the second train at its Sabine Pass liquefaction and export plant by the end of August.The U.S. company confirmed in its latest Sabine Pass construction report that Train 2 first cargo is expected to occur in late August, with substantial completion at the end of September. Train 2 started producing the chilled fuel on July 27.Cheniere shipped the first cargo from Sabine Pass Train 1 in February this year. Substantial completion of Train 1 was completed on May 27 with first commercial delivery expected to occur in November when the 20-year LNG sales and purchase agreement with Shell commences.According to the July report, Train 3 is expected to be completed in June next year.“Train 4 progress will be monitored over the coming months for any potential impact to the August 2017 substantial completion target,” Cheniere said.As previously reported, Cheniere plans to shut down the liquefaction facility in September to conduct maintenance and “address flare performance.”The Sabine Pass liquefaction facility is the first of its kind to export abundant U.S. shale gas to overseas markets.Cheniere is developing and constructing up to six liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass. Each train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of about 4.5 mtpa of LNG.In the following gallery, you can find the latest construction images of the liquefaction trains at the Sabine Pass facility.Images: Cheniere LNG World News Staff
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METRO-NORTH Railroad confirmed an order with Brookville Equipment Corp last month for the supply of 11 low-emission locomotives for use on the Shore Line East, Danbury and Waterbury branches. They will be manufactured in Brookville, Pennsylvania, for delivery in the last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008, along with four similar locomotives for the Staten Island Railway. The contract includes an option for up to 10 further locos.BEC has previously manufactured mining and industrial locos, and President & CEO Dalph S McNeil described the order as ’an important step’ for the company. ’It solidifies our position in the industry for advancing technology in manufacturing fuel efficient, low-emission switcher and road switcher locomotives. The 2000hp, single-engine locomotives will be among the lowest emission four-axle locomotives produced to date in the USA, meeting and exceeding EPA Title 30, Part 92, Tier 2 requirements’, he said.BEC is also developing a CoGeneration family of locomotives, able to draw power simultaneously from a diesel engine, batteries or overhead catenary in any combination, cutting emissions, noise and fuel costs. NOx emissions will be 51% lower than required by the EPA, with a 95% reduction in particulates.Brookville Equipment Corp, USA
Sinara Transport Machines’ Lyudinovo diesel locomotive plant has begun delivering TGM8KM diesel locomotives to the José Martí steel plant in Cuba. The steelworks currently uses TGM4 locos supplied from the same Russian plant more than 30 years ago. STM is also providing staff training.On May 31 the European Commission signed a €109m grant agreement to support the construction of a second track on a new alignment to increase freight capacity between Divača and the port of Koper in Slovenia. This takes the EU’s total support for the project to €153m.The Far East Land Bridge subsidiary of RZD Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Communications & Transportation Association to promote the development of intermodal flows between China and western Europe via ports in the Kaliningrad and Leningrad oblasts. RZD Logistics would manage the formation and operation of intermodal trains between the Chinese border and the port of Bronka in St Petersburg, while also managing transhipment of containers at Kaliningrad.Russian potassium producer Uralkali has ordered 500 Type 19-9835-01 mineral fertiliser hopper wagons to be delivered by United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant in 2019.DB Cargo UK Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner has been appointed Chairman of the Rail Delivery Group’s Freight Board. The board’s strategic priorities for 2018 include ‘ensuring sustainable track access charges’ in infrastructure manager Network Rail’s next five-year control period, and the development of High Speed 2 and strategic freight capacity.United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant is to supply copper smelting company Karabashmed with 50 Type 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons. The 25 tonne axleload will permit a capacity of 77 tonnes and 44 m3, around 10% higher than older designs, enabling the fleet size to be reduced.