MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic In 2015, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, was hit with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic. Meanwhile, Dylan Daniels, senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s Memphis office, was in Memphis meeting with service disabled veteran business owner Clayton Poff in an attempt to get more veteran-owned business owners exporting. Poff owns Energy Cost Reducers LLC, which handles federal contracting for Lumalier, an airborne mold, bacteria and virus killing system patented and made by Bartlett-based EvergreenUV. … UVC is a … Continue reading MBJ: Bartlett company ‘alights’ to South Korea to help MERS epidemic

MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local

MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local Want to help keep the United States economy humming by buying products made here? Almost 80% of people responding to a Consumer Reports survey said they’d rather buy goods made on American soil. Buying U.S.-produced goods supports local jobs and innovation, may reduce your carbon footprint (thanks to lower shipping costs) and gives you the confidence of knowing that the products you purchased were produced in a country with decent worker-protection laws. Unfortunately, finding locally produced products can be a challenge — but we can help. Check out this list of the 10 top products made in the … Continue reading MIC: These 10 top-rated “made in America” products are high-quality — and let you buy local

MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans

MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans Almost three years ago, two Memphians founded a crowd-funding platform geared towards African-Americans and the underserved in urban communities. Since then, Urban Fundr has raised about $34,000 for indie films, softball equipment and middle school trips to Washington, D.C., according to its founders. Todd Harris and John Hamilton initially met in 1998 when they were both students at the University of Memphis. Harris, who graduated with a degree in economics, works in the banking industry. Hamilton graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to get his MBA from Strayer University. … Continue reading MBJ: Memphians start crowdfunding site for African-Americans

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world A 50-ton portable emergency response field hospital, packed in containers and strapped to three flatbed trucks and two trailers, arrived at a FedEx warehouse in Memphis on Thursday. The components of the hospital  can be pieced together with fabric covering, air conditioning and heating units. Within 72 hours of a global disaster, the mobile hospital can be moved anywhere in the world, said David Lusk, senior manager of Global Operations Control at FedEx Express. “When the hospital needs to be sent some place, we can put the containers on a … Continue reading CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx Valued at more than $2 million, International Medical Corps’ massive field hospital has yet to save even a single life since it was constructed five years ago. That could soon change, however, with the addition of FedEx. On Thursday, June 1, officials with IMC and FedEx completed moving the hospital from Boise, Idaho, to a large warehouse in southeast Memphis, where it will sit in 130 crates until needed. “It’s a trauma hospital that is designed to be on the ground and operating (in a disaster zone) in 72 hours,” … Continue reading MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives … The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors approved 10-year partial property tax incentives for Intuitive Surgical Inc (NYSE: ISRG) on May 15. The company leases warehouse space in Hillwood’s DeSoto Trade Center at 710 Venture Drive in Southaven. The location opened in 2016 and currently employees 40. In December, the board approved the company for a Free Port Warehouse tax exemption. Governing authorities in the state can grant warehouse or storage facilities full exemption from property taxes on finished goods that will be transported outside of the state for any period … Continue reading MBJ: California robot repair facility gets DeSoto County incentives

MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs

MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs Mark Sturgis, executive director of Seeding Success, is hoping to help cure a supply and demand imbalance in the Bluff City. “Memphis has a huge demand for entry level IT professionals and, on the opposite side, we have a huge pool of high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school for one reason or another,” Sturgis said. Sturgis, whose nonprofit works with schools, businesses and other organizations on cradle-to-career success, recently applied for a $50,000 grant to bring a workforce development program focused on IT … Continue reading MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company An Australian full-service contract research organization (CRO) acquired part of a Memphis oncology research and data analytics company. Australia’s George Clinical announced its acquisition of Vector Oncology’s CRO division. Under the arrangement, Sean Hart, executive vice president and managing director of Vector Oncology, will lead George Clinical’s U.S. operations and global study offerings. “It is difficult to find two companies more suited to each other,” Hart said in a release. “The marriage of scientific and operational excellence has been a core value of Vector Oncology since the organization’s inception. [Vector … Continue reading MBJ: Australian operation acquires part of local cancer research company

MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis

MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis Eighteen startup teams this week have kicked off the “Summer of Acceleration,” the season of joint accelerator programming across six startup accelerators overseen by the EPIcenter, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co. The startups – whose founders come from Memphis, Los Angeles and many other markets – are participating in a boot-camp style of programming that culminates on Aug. 10 with Demo Day, at which the teams will make pitches to potential investors. The startups over the course of the summer will get hands-on training and mentorship, as well … Continue reading MDN: Eighteen Startup Teams Set to Begin ‘Summer of Acceleration’ in Memphis