Forward Air Corporation Expands FMF at 11 new locations in First Quarter

GREENEVILLE, Tenn – Forward Air Corporation is executing a growth strategy that involves organic infrastructure investments, such as its ongoing LTL network expansion, as well as inorganic investments, including acquisitions of complementary businesses. Today, Forward announced that 11 new Final Mile terminal locations were added in the first quarter of 2021, with 8 of the new locations leveraging existing LTL terminal infrastructure.

The cohabitation of Final Mile and LTL operations positions Forward for organic growth on a national scale – while greatly reducing the level of investment required for traditional Final Mile expansion into new markets. This allows Forward to provide faster end-to-end service, moving freight from manufacturers or retailers directly to their customers’ doors. The Company’s organic growth strategy has also led to the expansion of its LTL network footprint by leveraging existing Final Mile facilities.

Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “This is an exciting time at Forward as our growth trajectory continues across each of our businesses. Our Final Mile service offering has been a key area of focus over the past two years as we have expanded across the country. When we leverage existing facilities within our network, we improve our speed-to-market with lower initial investment. We are also realizing operational efficiencies by integrating Final Mile customers within our traditional LTL terminals.”

In the first quarter of 2021, Forward Final Mile added operations in Denver, CO, Jacksonville, FL, Miami, FL, Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Hiawatha, IA, Frederick, MD, Bozeman, MT, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN and Nashville, TN.

About Forward Air Corporation

Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company. We provide LTL, final mile, truckload and intermodal drayage services across the United States and in Canada. Headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee, Forward operates approximately 200 facilities across the country and employs more than 5,200 people nationwide. We are more than a transportation company. As a single resource for your shipping needs, Forward is your supply chain partner. For more information, visit our website at www.forwardaircorp.com.

Contact Information
Forward Air Corporation
Justin Moss
404-362-2472
jmoss@forwardair.com

ACC Legend Adrian Branch Joins Altavoz Board of Directors

PALISADES, D.C. – March 3, 2021 – Basketball great and ESPN analyst, Adrian Branch adds another page to his storied career as he joins the Board of Directors of Altavoz, Inc.

“I am so grateful that Adrian has chosen to join our Board. He will help us instill what it takes to be a champion into our company culture, something Adrian has been his whole life without sacrificing values,” said Altavoz President and CEO Nelson Jacobsen. “I look forward to his counsel and business acumen as we continue to expand our product catalogue and service offerings.”

“I’ve been on a few championship teams and know the anatomy of a winning team and saw that in Altavoz.” Adrian Branch.

About Adrian Branch

Branch played high school basketball at Dematha Catholic High School alongside Michael Jordan, and the two played together in the McDonald’s All-American game, for which Branch received the MVP award. Branch was the third all-time leading scorer during his years with the University of Maryland basketball team where he was named an ACC Legend in 2004. He was a second round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1985 and won the NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. He played professional basketball for 11 years, many in the NBA with stops overseas, as well.  He now works as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

About Altavoz, Inc.

Altavoz offers a tokenized Distribution as a Service (DaaS) wholesale platform that uses Fan Heat Mapping, a way to identify, amplify and leverage music product and sales, all tracked via private and public blockchains. Altavoz is expanding its DaaS platform to distribute other content, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Altavoz’s unique position in the marketplace is its proprietary backend system that successfully leverages distribution with specialized, cutting-edge digital platforms.  https://altavoz.com

Book a car in Podgorica and Tivat, Montenegro with Respecta Rent a Car

Respecta Car is one of the leading car rental service in Montenegro with 10 years of experience, covering almost all important locations in: Tivat Airport, Podgorica Airport, Budva, Kotor, Bar, Herceg Novi and Ulcinj.

Respecta rent a car in Montenegro operates regularly despite the pandemic. Since most of the air plain companies starting their flights from March, we are happy to announce our full fleet availability from March.

Respecta Car has one of the newest and most distinct fleets of the car in Montenegro, sports, economy, vans, and hard-to-find vehicles in Montenegro. The Respecta fleet consists of new models of brands like Toyota, Hyundai, Opel, and Renault.

Free change or cancellation policy during a pandemic

Respecta car does not charge penalties for cancellation. We are especially flexible during a pandemic situation. You can cancel your reservation at any time, without any consequences. Also, you can move your reservation to another period that suits you. We will do our best to keep the price unchanged, and to get the same car.

A spokesperson from Respecta Car: „We are ready for the start of the new season. Since COVID-19 had a strong impact on 2020, Respecta car introduces new internal rules and procedures for 2021. Most of the rules are focused on safety of our clients. “

The Respecta Car offers:

Unlimited mileage – When renting our vehicles, there is no limit to the number of kilometers you can cross during your trip.

New vehicles – Our fleet consists of safe and new vehicles. Different vehicle categories are at your disposal for each of your car rentals.

Support 24/7 – With us, you get secure support 24/7 in case of any problems. At the same time, you can always get advice and consultation that is related to any detail of your trip.

No hidden costs – Transparently we present all the elements of the lease. In this way, there are no hidden costs that can be subsequently calculated.

About Respecta Car

Respecta is the leading car rental service in Montenegro. Offers you car rentals in the entire Montenegro, with a large selection of affordable cars and affordable rental prices. Respecta has an available agent at all airports in Montenegro.

Contact Us:

Name: Respecta Rent a Car
Address: Pera Cetkovica 10
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Phone: +382 69 457 564
Website: https://respectacar.com/

Email: info@respectacar.com

Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. Completes $450 Million IPO

BOULDER, Colo. – Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. (the “Company”), a blank check company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, and an affiliate of Metropoulos and Co., and formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 45,000,000 units, which includes 5,000,000 units issued pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $450,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.

The Company’s units began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “GMIIU” on January 20, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-fifth of one warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of the Company’s Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbols “GMII” and “GMIIW,” respectively.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Citibank Global Markets Inc. are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 800-503-4611 or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com; or Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, via telephone at (800) 831-9146.

A registration statement relating to the securities became effective on January 19, 2021, in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the Company’s offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Contact Information
Jennifer Kwon Chou
Managing Director, The Gores Group
(310) 209-3010
jchou@gores.com

North America’s Foremost Expert on Himalayan Salt is Setting High Standards for Salt Therapy Industry

Palm Harbor, FL, January 16, 2021 – When one thinks of the therapeutic use of Himalayan salt, one name comes to mind – Dr. Margaret Smiechowski. Considered to be North America’s foremost expert on Himalayan salt, Dr. Margaret single-handedly started the salt cave movement that is now sweeping the United States.

Dr. Margaret also grew up near the famous graduation tower in Ciechocinek, Poland. Graduation towers were originally built as part of salt manufacturing; by dropping salt water down a waterfall-like channel covered with branches, the salt would gather on the branches. Workers would then scrape off the salt, and as with the mine workers, experienced respiratory and immune benefits.

Coming from a culture where pure salt was used therapeutically, it was not a stretch for Dr. Margaret to want to use salt therapy in her work after moving to the United States in the 1990s. With a medical degree from Poland and her Homeopathic Doctor’s degree, she became interested in the therapeutic use of Himalayan salt, noting several key research studies from Germany and China touting its respiratory benefits especially. However, when she wanted to build her cave in the early 2000’s, not many Americans had even heard of Himalayan salt, and many were skeptical.

“It was hard to explain to people the concept of what I wanted to build. Many people laughed, unaware of the huge body of research to support the use of salt,” said Dr. Margaret. “Several holistic wellness centers even turned me down when I approached them to build my first cave.”

Thankfully, in 2007, Dr. Margaret was able to pull together her years of research and her desire to help people take control of their health with her vision for what a salt cave should look like. She built her first Himalayan salt cave in Rutland, Vermont – perhaps the first public salt cave in North America.

Dr. Margaret describes her original design simply: “It was rustic and cozy with a fireplace and fountain. There were thousands of pounds of Himalayan salt on the floor, walls, and ceiling. Salt was integrated into every aspect of the design somehow. The cave seated up to six people and we ran hour-long sessions where people would come in and relax in zero-gravity chairs. We kept it affordable so people would be willing to try it, and eventually it did take off.”

Due to a storm and subsequent flooding, however, the original cave was destroyed not even a year after it opened. Dr. Margaret was able to rebuild her cave in another location, expanding its seating capacity as well as adding to the tons of salt in the space. As people started seeing the relaxation benefits of the cave, more people visited it. Dr. Margaret then decided to build her version of a graduation tower as well…creating the first simulated graduation tower in the United States in 2010.

Seeing the success of her first salt endeavors, she wanted to build caves for others. Since 2007, she has built over 80 salt caves throughout the country, including caves in Chicago, Indiana, South Dakota, New York, and her own Oceanair Himalayan Salt Cave in Orleans, MA. and Palm Harbor, FL. While many companies offer the building of salt caves, Dr. Margaret prides herself on working with each cave owner to build the most creative, beneficial salt environment possible.

“I talk to each owner and see what the goals are. I look at the space they have. Sometimes I have to get really creative to fit a cave into the space. I want everyone who visits the caves to feel transported on a journey, as if they had just visited Wieliczka or Ciechocinek. I want them to leave feeling rejuvenated. Each cave offers wellness benefits but is also a unique work of art.”

Technology has also improved over time. “Oceanair has climate control that is based on the infectious disease systems used by hospitals,” says Dr. Margaret, “making them very safe, especially now.”

Himalayan salt is known for being anitbacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral – something everyone is thinking about now with the current COVID pandemic.

“I don’t think we can say that Himalayan salt therapy provided in our salt caves can prevent or cure COVID because the research hasn’t shown that yet. But at the very least, it can address respiratory issues, increase the body’s ability to fight off infections and recover, and the relaxation response cannot hurt. Himalayan salt can definitely work in a complementary way for treating COVID patients.”

Dr. Margaret Smiechowski is a pioneer in the Himalayan salt cave field, a trusted name in the industry, an entrepreneur, and an artist. Like her caves, she combines healing with creativity and has a vision for the world.

“I think everyone should visit Wieliczka once in their lives, but for those who cannot make the trip to Poland, I hope that my designs will bring a taste of salt therapy to them.”

Contact Information
Salt Cave Inc
Margaret Smiechowski
802-770-3138
dr.margaret@saltcavebuilder.com
https://www.saltcavebuilder.com

Legeis Capital Announces the Appointment of Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors

NEW YORK – Legeis Capital, LLC, which provides insurance companies with efficient access to higher-returning assets, today announced the appointment of Michael Morrissey as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

Morrissey is an accomplished insurance investment banker and fund manager and served as President and CEO of the International Insurance Society (IIS), the largest insurance industry association. He is a board member at Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ: SIGI) and Protective Life Corp.

“We are pleased to have Mike lead our Board of Directors. He is a strategic business leader and accomplished director. His distinguished career of over 40 years leading global insurance firms and asset management businesses brings unique experience that will benefit Legeis Capital significantly, “ said Michael Siegel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Morrissey led the IIS for more than 11 years. Under his management, the IIS became a founding supporting institution of the United Nations’ Principles for Sustainable Insurance, and the founding organization and Secretariat of the Insurance Development Forum, a public/private partnership led by the global insurance industry, the UN and the World Bank.

“Mike brings extensive insurance industry and asset management experience to our board. He will further strengthen our firm’s considerable talent and experience and we are confident in the contributions and value his leadership will bring to our company,” said Joseph Taussig, director, who has substantial expertise in building total return insurers and reinsurers where investment returns are significant enough to enhance underwriting performance.

Before joining IIS, Morrissey was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Firemark Investments, where he invested in insurance companies worldwide. He has advised insurance company managements and regulators and served on a number of insurance company boards in North America, Europe, and Asia.

He was the global insurance industry representative on the Private Sector Taskforce on Regulatory Convergence in Financial Services, organized by the G-20. Morrissey was formerly President of Manhattan Life Insurance Company and Executive Vice President of Crum & Forster Insurance Group.

Morrissey is a member of the Board of Overseers of the St. John’s University School of Risk Management and a member of the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Mitigating Risk in the Innovation Economy initiative. He is an insurance working group member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a special advisor to the Asia Pacific Financial Forum, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Asia Pacific Risk & Insurance Association

Morrissey holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College and he graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Corporate Finance Management Program. Morrissey is also a CFA charterholder and former President of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts.

PharmXhealthOne to Hold Free Wellness Luncheon at Hilton West Palm Beach Airport 14-16 Jan

PharmXhealthOne is a progression of health focuses and pressing considerations situated all through Florida, with centers in Boynton Beach, Port Saint Lucie, and Wellington that have been working since 2014.

As a top-tier wellness center, the goal of PharmXhealthOne is to provide holistic, naturopathic, and functional medicine care to all their patients. PharmXhealthOne focuses on 5 Essentials to good healthy living- preventive care, the right mindset, pure and good nutrition, exercise and oxygen, and minimizing toxin exposure, according to president and CEO Que Os.

To help spread the news about the administrations his training offers and to accessible pragmatic information on the best way to all the more likely carry on with a sound way of life accessible to general society, Que Os is satisfied to declare that PharmXhealthOne will support a free 3-day Wellness Luncheon that will be held at the Hilton West Palm Beach Airport in Florida on January 14, 15 and 16.

“This is a big event, and we want to let people know that PharmXhealthOne is there to serve our community and we invite everyone to come to this luncheon,” he said. “There will be numerous services and information that the public will be able to access, and all of it for free.”

The Wellness Luncheon, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and Que Os noted that it was important for him to hold this event in light of the effect that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having upon the public; a pandemic, he hopes, is now on its way to being over in light of the new release of an effective vaccine that is currently being distributed nationwide.

“If you look at the data on who has died from the coronavirus, it’s mostly people with pre-existing conditions, the number one being diabetes, which brings hypertension and other issues,” Que Os says. “That’s why we’re having this luncheon…we want to show people what they have to do, step-by-step, A to Z if they are diabetic during the pandemic.”

PharmXhealthOne has set this event up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to ensure that all information being made available at the event was 100 percent correct and up-to-date.

In addition, the Wellness Luncheon will be concentrating on numerous aspects of preventative care that people can include in their lifestyles, including giving guests the opportunity to meet PharmXhealthOne healthcare providers up-close and personal.

Services at the event that will be made available at the Wellness Luncheon – and carried out by highly-qualified PharmXhealthOne workers – will include one-on-one health screenings carried out with a state-of-the-art seca medical body composition analyzer, Que Os said.

“I want to introduce people to the seca machine…it can tell you if you have almost any issue, such as diabetes, cancer, or many other conditions, this machine can tell you exactly what’s going on in your body, in a 3D format,” he said. “In addition, we also have another machine that can detect and treat sexual dysfunction, as well as other treatments that address diabetes and its related issues, including fitness instruction for burning calories and a nutritionist who can show you how to prepare your meals every day.”

A body contouring machine will also be made available for attendees to check out, Que Os said.

Que Os noted that PharmXhealthOne are providers who focus on the healthcare of the patient, and the upcoming Wellness Luncheon is a great way to introduce themselves to the community. The event will be held on the entire downstairs of the hotel, which can accommodate up to 3,500 guests with strict social distancing protocols in place.

Americans are dying from chronic disease brought about by obesity, diabetes, and uncontrolled blood pressure, and all of those three things are the foundation for heart disease. The most interesting is that we don’t see it in our statistics yet, because it predominantly affects younger people, and they haven’t died yet to show us that there has been a change.

If you don’t come to this event on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of January, we will have unrepairable chaos coming to our children’s healthcare. Medical scientists now tell us that because of diabetes and obesity that is happening among our people, they will be the first generation ever in the United States to live shorter lives than their parents. We encourage you and your loved ones to attend this event, because it’s not too late to help you and the young people in your life face a century of increasing health and increased longevity.

Give yourself and your children the gift of health for 2021.

The PharmXhealthOne Wellness Luncheon will be held at the Hilton West Palm Beach Airport in Florida on January 14, 15 and 16, and again, the event is completely free for all attendees.

“I’ve been to events like this, and normally they’re anywhere from $500 to $1,000 just to get in there,” Que Os said. “This is why I want people to come and take advantage of this, and of course this is also a great opportunity to promote PharmXhealthOne.”

To find out more about PharmXhealthOne, please visit https://www.pharmxhealthone.com or call 561-847-4654 (Boynton Beach), 888-387-7218 Port Saint Lucie, or 561-208-3970 (Wellington).

The UK’s leading auto part locator USED PARTS UK adds 1,000 salvage yards to extensive UK network

Rapidly developing vehicle part finder device USED PARTS UK has extended their organization to add in excess of 1,000 rescue yards at key areas across the United Kingdom.

The move is important for the organization’s endeavors to make it simpler to help clients cross country searching for quality utilized OEM parts at serious costs.

The recently added junkyards join the organization’s current organization of 12,000 rescues, carrying the absolute to in excess of 15,000 junkyards sourcing quality utilized auto vehicle and truck segments for clients getting to the USED PARTS UK part finder.

At USED PARTS UK, guests searching for hard-to-track down parts can look through the site’s thorough stage to find utilized auto and truck parts in Grade A state, everything being equal, from cooling frameworks to body parts and adornments, brake and electrical frameworks parts, motor parts and gaskets, fumes frameworks, fuel, and outflow frameworks, warming and cooling framework parts, transmissions, and grips, controlling and suspension, and significantly more.

The finder instrument was intended to help proprietors of more established vehicles of each make and model discover the segments they need rapidly, including uncommon parts. The developing organization additionally benefits nearby economies by interfacing junkyards with a more extensive, public crowd of potential clients visiting the USED PARTS UK site.

The exhaustive stage incorporates in excess of 100 million sections rescued from accomplice junkyards around the UK. Parts are accessible for several makes and models of vehicles returning years, including everything from BMW to Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Kia, Jeep, Renault, Lexus, Mini Cooper, Subaru, Volkswagen, Citroen, and numerous other driving homegrown and unfamiliar auto brands.

“We will probably assist our clients with finding the parts they need for their vehicles and trucks quick, regardless of where they are found,” said Michael Cane, proprietor of USED PARTS UK. “This organization expansion controls our capacity to all the more likely serve vehicle part purchasers.”

With USED PARTS UK, guests can without much of a stretch discover the parts they need in a couple of snaps.

“Try not to burn through your time calling or visiting each rescue and automobile part shop under the sun to locate the particular part you need for your vehicle’s make and model,” Cane said. “Simply stop by USED PARTS UK, add the data about your vehicle and the part you need, and you’ll discover what you need in a moment or two.”

Carso Group of Mexico , a Client of DHS, Completes Acquisition of a Mexican Metals Recycling Company

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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2020 — DHS today announced that its client, Carso Group of Mexico, the completion of the acquisition of Vitro, S.A. de C.V., as part of its raw material procurement strategy to support its new Texas flat roll steel mill, which is planned to begin operations mid-year 2021. The transaction was funded with available cash.

Vitro is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico and operates a ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals recycling business. Vitro’s primary operations are comprised of six scrap processing facilities strategically positioned near high-volume industrial scrap sources located throughout Central and Northern Mexico. The company also operates several third-party scrap processing locations. These combined facilities currently ship approximately 500,000 gross tons of scrap annually and have an estimated annual processing capability of two million gross tons.

“We sincerely welcome the Vitro team into the Carso Group family,” stated Jonathan Fierro, Vice President of Carso Group. “Combined with our existing metals recycling presence in Mexico, the acquisition of Vitro expands our commercial presence in the region and strengthens our raw material supply strategy, allowing for cost-effective ferrous scrap procurement for our new Texas flat roll steel mill. Vitro provides a platform to grow our metals recycling presence in Mexico and represents a meaningful achievement in our raw material sourcing strategy for our Texas flat roll steel mill.”

“The strategic planning and vision of our cleint Carso Group is important to DHS and we look forward to assisting in the acquisition and private equity investment that DHS is known for”, stated Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS.

About Carso Group

Carso Group is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in Mexico based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout Mexico. Carso produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains some predictive statements about future events, including statements related to conditions in domestic or global economies, conditions in steel and recycled metals market places, Carso revenues, costs of purchased materials, future profitability and earnings, and the operation of new, existing or planned facilities. These statements, which we generally precede or accompany by such typical conditional words as “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe”, “estimate”, “plan”, “seek”, “project”, or “expect”, or by the words “may”, “will”, or “should”, are intended to be made as “forward-looking,” subject to many risks and uncertainties, within the safe harbor protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements speak only as of this date and are based upon information and assumptions, which we consider reasonable as of this date, concerning our businesses and the environments in which they operate. Such predictive statements are not a guarantee of future performance, and we undertake no duty to update or revise any such statements. Some factors that could cause such forward-looking statements to turn out differently than anticipated include: (1) the effects of uncertain economic conditions; (2) the effects of pandemics or other health issues, such as the recent novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19); (3) cyclical and changing industrial demand; (4) changes in conditions in any of the steel or scrap-consuming sectors of the economy which affect demand for our products, including the strength of the non-residential and residential construction, automotive, manufacturing, appliance, energy, and other steel-consuming industries; (5) fluctuations in the cost of key raw materials and supplies (including steel scrap, iron units, zinc, graphite electrodes, and energy costs) and our ability to pass on any cost increases; (6) the impact of domestic and foreign imports, including trade policy, restrictions, or agreements; (7) unanticipated difficulties in integrating or starting up new, acquired or planned businesses or assets; (8) risks and uncertainties involving product and/or technology development; and (9) occurrences of unexpected plant outages or equipment failures.

ABOUT DHS

DHS is a high-stakes advocacy, public strategy, and global public relations and communications firm. Our strategic insights and innovative programming build and sustain strong corporate and brand reputations. We provide our clients with counsel and program development across the spectrum of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, digital strategy, advertising and other communications services. Our clients are companies, industry associations, nonprofit organizations, professional services firms, and other large organizations.

We began as a unique grassroots and lobbying firm with customized services for an elite group of clients. Our work applies equally to regulatory issues as well as legislative ones, and we manage issues for our clients at the local, state, federal, and international levels of government.

We use our core competencies and reach to gain competitive advantage for clients. Our expertise comes from extensive must-win campaign experience and operating successfully at the highest rung of business, government, politics and media. Our reach is the ability to use strategic intelligence to mobilize the message and persuade the toughest audiences. We know what it takes to win in difficult situations. We have proven results for prominent figures, leading advocacy groups and the world’s most successful companies. We leverage what others cannot.

Contact Information
Harriet Sandberg
DHS
+1 202-719-0398
press@dhs-grp.com

Supporting The Power of Young People with 4-H

KIMBERLY, Ore. – Central Oregon’s John Day River Territory is home to Longview Ranch, which maintains 30,000 stunning acres of diverse landscape. While the primary purpose of the property is raising grass-fed cattle, Longview Ranch is a passionate advocate for its community.

Longview Ranch is a longtime supporter of Grant County 4-H, which provides education on agriculture, horticulture, range, forestry, family and community health; nutrition and food preservation; and youth development. Each year, 4-H partners with Future Farmers of America (FFA) to host an auction where the youth of Grant County auction off their market animals.

In attending the auction, it’s Longview Ranch’s goal to support all of the participating youth ensuring the outcome is as equitable as possible. Last year, Longview Ranch donated $2,675 and received several thank you letters in the mail from 4-H and FFA members.

About Longview Ranch

Located along Central Oregon’s historic Route 19 in Kimberly, Longview Ranch maintains 30,000 stunning acres of diverse landscape. Eight miles of the John Day River flows through the middle of the property, which operates primarily for the purpose of raising grass-fed cattle. With three tributaries sharing annual steelhead runs, Longview Ranch also manages 25,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing grounds and 485 acres of irrigated hay producing land, which is home to 800 mother cows and 50 bulls.

Longview Ranch remains committed to responsible, sustainable land-use practices, and has completed a restoration project along the John Day River to reestablish vegetation. Each year, the property invests in the prevention of noxious weeds that could harm the land at Longview Ranch, as well as its neighboring farms. The ranch also partakes in best practices regarding wildlife, limiting hunting on property and ensuring elk herds have a refuge. Additionally, while the area is not known for large numbers of antelope, in thanks to the integrity of the property, more than 200 does and bucks can be found at Longview Ranch.

Longview Ranch has also has a rich history of giving back to its community, making annual donations to the Grant County 4-H and Union County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Contact Information
Katie Schoen
katie@lawrence-pr.com