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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Apply by April 3rd Deadline for ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

UntitledFLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA — February 23, 2015 — U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering are urged to apply by the April 3, 2015, deadline to the 2015 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 engineering scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International 2015 in Las Vegas in September.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. Details and forms are available at: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

“This year, we again are pleased to offer our support to America’s best and most driven engineering students through the ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship program,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “We’re proud, as an industry leader, to support our next-generation of engineering leaders.”

The ASCO Numatics engineering scholarship program is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2015/2016 academic year. Engineering scholarship candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. The deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. Details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

Over the past 8 years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $70,000 in engineering scholarships to 14 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, we have provided another $14,000 in grants to 12 U.S. schools of engineering.

ASCO Numatics will award the engineering scholarships at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International, to take place in Las Vegas from September 20-23, 2015. The race, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, is a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Five Steps to Implementing the Revenue Generation Process are Detailed in New Whitepaper

cover_five-steps-to-rev-genSharon, Massachusetts, February 17, 2015 — Marketers are shown how to transform their organizations into a high-performance marketing team with a new whitepaper titled “Five Steps to Implementing the Revenue Generation Process” available at http://www.tizinc.com/five-steps-to-revenue-generation.

Recent studies show that most business-to-business (B2B) marketing leaders are embracing tactics focused on demand creation and customer acquisition. They’re adopting a new revenue generation process that combines content marketing with digital promotion, lead conversion, nurturing, and analytics to create a powerful new marketing approach.

The new whitepaper titled “Five Steps to Implementing the Revenue Generation Process” explores the requirements for embracing and internalizing the revenue generation approach and outlines the five steps that create a framework for process implementation. The paper details how to evaluate organizational competence, plan the transformation, and execute the plan

Download “Five Steps to Implementing the Revenue Generation Process” at http://www.tizinc.com/five-steps-to-revenue-generation.

The new whitepaper is the latest publication in Boston area-based marketing services and strategies agency Tiziani Whitmyre Inc.’s “Strategic Marketing Series” of management briefs and white papers focusing on revenue generation strategies and tactics. Explore the entire series at http://www.tizinc.com/white-papers.

About Tiziani Whitmyre

Tiziani Whitmyre (www.tizinc.com) is a Boston area-based marketing services and strategies agency that builds brands, generates sales leads, and delivers an ROI which maximizes payback on any marketing communications budget. Services include Internet marketing online (including search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, web design), public relations (PR), advertising, direct marketing, graphic design, and corporate branding strategy.


Friday, January 30th, 2015

First Commons Bank Earns More Than $1.2 Million in 2014 for a 42% Increase Versus a Year Ago, and Completes a New Capital Raise for Growth

NEWTON, MASS. — January 30, 2015 — First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., today reported its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Net income for the quarter was $282 thousand compared to $253 thousand for the 4th quarter of 2013. Net income for the period January 1 to December 31, 2014 was $1.255 million, compared to $884 thousand for the same period of 2013, an increase of 42%. Net income results for 2013 were positively affected by gains on sale of securities of $262 thousand, while 2014 results are all from banking operations.

The Bank raised $4.9 million, before expenses, in new common equity capital during 2014 at a price of $11.00 per share. The new capital will be used to fund further growth, as well as strengthen the Bank’s capital ratios. Book value of the Bank’s common stock was $9.71 per share as of December 31, 2014, compared to $9.00 as of December 31, 2013.

Of note, the Bank continued raising capital through January 21, 2015 and reached a total of $6.7 million, with an additional $1.8 million raised in 2015.

The Bank’s Return on Average Assets for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2014 was 0.50%, compared to 0.39% for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2013. The Bank’s Tier 1 Capital to Asset Ratio also improved from the 8.50% reported as of December 31, 2013 to 11.42% as of December 31, 2014. The improvement in the capital ratio is a combination of both earnings as well as the $4.9 million in capital raised in 2014.

Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank said, “We are pleased that we earned $1.2 million in 2014, the first time the Bank has earned more than $1 million. We are also especially pleased with the capital raise which totaled $6.7 million at a price which was accretive to book value. We are confident that this capital raise will give us the ability to substantially grow in both size and profitability.”

Total Interest Income of $10.9 million increased by approximately $742 thousand, or 7.3%, for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2014 vs. 2013. Interest Expense of $2.2 million increased by approximately $257 thousand, or 13.1%, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 vs. 2013. The Bank’s Net Interest Margin of $8.7 million as of December 31, 2014 represents an increase of $485 thousand, or 5.9% over the twelve month period ended December 31, 2013. Noninterest operating expenses increased by approximately $344 thousand, or 5.4%, for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2014 compared to the twelve month period ended December 31, 2013.

Mr. Nuzzo further commented, “We are also pleased that our ratio of non-performing loans to total loans remains at 0.00% as of December 31, 2014, and we still do not have a loan that is more than 60 days past due.”

First Commons Bank’s financial results are available on the FDIC’s Web site at: http://goo.gl/s2DQAm.

 

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Branch and office locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass. It also has a stand-alone branded ATM in the mall at Newton’s Chestnut Hill Square. Visit the First Commons Bank website at firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the bank on Facebook at facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

ASCO Numatics Offers 2-Day Shipping for Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO Cylinders

Novi, Michigan, U.S.A. — October 30, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has announced that its Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO cylinders are now available for 2-day delivery through its Numatics Express quick-shipment program.

“Our North American-made, ISO-certified 449, 450, and 453 Series cylinders can now be ordered with 48-hour shipping — a dramatic improvement over competitors’ 10-day delivery times for comparable ISO products,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “This rapid delivery will help our customers reduce asset downtime and will provide OEM customers with additional time and flexibility for design changes.”

The short-stroke 449 Series cylinder is ideal for compact automation applications. The 450 Series is a robust tie rod design made for heavy-duty applications. The 453 Series is a profile tube design that is optimal for packaging and clean aesthetic requirements. All three of these new cylinders are perfect fits for the material handling, food and beverage, automotive, and packaging industries.

“Affordably priced, our ISO cylinder line offers a wider selection of accessories, stroke ranges, and mounting options than competitive products, giving engineers more flexibility and choices to meet their specific requirements,” said Kemple.

The Numatics ISO cylinders are designed with a clean profile tube and hygienic appearance that create more attractive, modern-looking equipment. They also have fewer grooves for less corrosion buildup and maintenance, and incorporate ASCO Numatics’ industry-leading quality for high reliability and low maintenance.

“The Numatics 449, 450, and 453 lines, with their globally recognized ISO certification, reduce a user’s inventory requirements by providing products that enable interchangeability and drop-in replacement on a worldwide basis,” Kemple said.

Numatics’ ISO cylinders are designed for a variety of motion control applications such as pusher stations, sorting conveyors, product transfer and ejection, measuring indicator and stop, and plastic pack cutting.

For more information, call Numatics at 1-888-NUMATICS (686-2842), e-mail insidesales@numatics.com, or visit www.numatics.com.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson www.Emerson.com is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation www.EmersonIndustrial.com, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., Reports 54% Gain in Year-to-Date Income vs. Year Ago

Continues to Increase Tier 1 Capital Ratio

First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., today reported its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Net Income for the quarter was $285 thousand compared to $110 thousand for the 3rd quarter of 2013. Year-to-date income for the period January 1 to September 30, 2014 was $973 thousand, compared to $631 thousand for the same period of 2013 — an increase of 54%. Net Income results for 2013 were impacted by Gains on Sale of Securities of $262 thousand, while 2014 results are all from banking operations.

The Bank’s Return on Average Assets for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014 was 0.52%, compared to 0.37% for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013. The Bank’s Tier 1 Capital to Asset Ratio also improved from the 8.91% reported as of September 30, 2013 to 9.46% as of September 30, 2014.

Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank said, “We are pleased with our core earnings results, especially as we increased our Tier 1 Capital Ratio.  Earnings from Bank operations grew by over 50% for the first nine months of 2014, compared to the first nine months of 2013.”

Total Interest Income of $8.1 million increased by approximately $887 thousand, or 12.2%, for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014 vs. 2013. Interest Expense of $1.7 million increased by approximately $298 thousand, or 21.4%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 vs. 2013. The Bank’s Net Interest Margin of $6.5 million as of September 30, 2014 represents an increase of $589 thousand, or 10.0% over the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013. Noninterest operating expenses increased by approximately $167 thousand, or 3.50%, for the nine month-period ended September 30, 2014 compared to the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013. Book value of the Bank’s common stock as of September 30, 2014 was $9.40.

Mr. Nuzzo further commented, “We are also pleased that our ratio of non-performing loans to total loans remains at 0.00% as of September 30, 2014, and we still do not have a loan that is more than 60 days past due.”

First Commons Bank’s financial results are available on the FDIC’s Web site at http://goo.gl/f9mpZR.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured Full-service community bank dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon Street in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass. Visit the First Commons Bank website at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com Follow the bank of Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.


Thursday, September 4th, 2014

First Commons Bank Announces First Stand-Alone ATM; Located in Chestnut Hill Square

NEWTON, MASS. —September 4, 2014 — First Commons Bank has announced its first stand-alone branded automated teller machine (ATM) — which is located in the mall at Newton’s Chestnut Hill Square. The ATM is situated slightly into the mall’s parking garage on the Route 9 street level up the outdoor stairs from Wegmans Supermarket and visible from the entrance of the Equinox Fitness Club. Visitors to the mall at Chestnut Hill Square will now have easier access to their cash. First Commons Bank clients will enjoy that access surcharge-free.

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Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank said, “The new ATM coincides with the bank’s fifth anniversary of operations and, as such, it is a clear re-affirmation of the bank’s ongoing commitment to providing clients with the ultimate in convenience and service.”

Featuring the bank’s trademark green color and treed logo with the headline, “Home of Common Sense Bank

In addition to the Chestnut Hill Square location, First Commons Bank customers may also continue access their cash — surcharge-free — at any of over 56,500 Allpoint and SUM™ network ATM machines throughout Massachusetts, across the U.S., and around the world.ing,” the ATM is instantly recognizable to First Commons Bank customers.

In the above photo (Left to Right), Tony Nuzzo, First Commons Bank Chairman, President & CEO; Peter Lee, Vice President of Information Technology; Oscar I. Moreno, Senior Vice President of Retail and Business Banking; and Russell Gilmore, Assistant Vice President and Operations Specialist examine the bank’s new Chestnut Hill Square ATM during installation.

About First Commons Bank, N.A.

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Branch and office locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass. It also has a stand-alone branded ATM in the mall at Newton’s Chestnut Hill Square. Visit the First Commons Bank website at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.

 


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

First Commons Bank Posts Record Earnings While Increasing Tier 1 Capital Ratio

NEWTON, MASS. – July 22, 2014 – First Commons Bank of Newton, Mass., today reported that it posted record profits for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net Income for the quarter was $348 thousand, compared to $340 thousand for the first quarter of 2014. Year-to-date income for the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 was $688 thousand, compared to $523 thousand for the same period of 2013. Net Income results for 2013 were impacted by Gains on Sale of Securities of $262 thousand, while 2014 results are all from banking operations.

The Bank’s Return on Average Assets for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 was 0.53%, compared to 0.48% for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013. The Bank’s Tier 1 Regulatory Capital Ratio also improved from the 8.34% on March 31, 2014 to 9.37% on June 30, 2014, as a result of total assets decreasing from $267 million on March 31 to $237 million on June 30.

“We are particularly pleased with our continued improvement in the Bank’s core earnings since earnings from Bank operations have grown over 150% — from $261 thousand to $688 thousand — for the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013,” said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President and CEO of First Commons Bank. “We are also pleased with the improvement in our Tier 1 Capital Ratio, which principally resulted from the reduction of non-relationship certificates of deposit.”

Total Interest Income increased by approximately $810 thousand for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 vs. 2013. Interest Expense increased by approximately $285 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2014 vs. the six months ended June 30, 2013. Noninterest operating expenses increased by approximately $144 thousand for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2013.

“We continue to be pleased that our ratio of non-performing loans to total loans remains at 0.00% as of June 30, 2014,” Mr. Nuzzo said.

Of note, First Commons Bank is celebrating its fifth anniversary of operations on July 22, 2014. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009, in Newton, Mass.

First Commons Bank’s financial results are available on the FDIC’s Web site at: http://goo.gl/ZFBEi7.

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass. Visit the First Commons Bank website at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.


Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

First Commons Bank Promotes Oscar Moreno to Senior Vice President, Retail & Business Banking

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NEWTON, MASS. – June 30, 2014 – First Commons Bank, N.A., of Newton, Mass., has announced the promotion of Oscar Moreno to Senior Vice President, Retail & Business Banking.

“Oscar has demonstrated very strong performance since he joined our bank in 2012, and we are pleased to have him as a member of the Bank’s leadership team,”

Moreno joined First Commons Bank in October, 2012, as Business Banking Officer. He was promoted to Vice President, Director of Branches and Business Banking, in February 2013.said Tony Nuzzo, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

Moreno has more than 12 years of banking experience. Prior to joining First Commons Bank, he was with East Boston Savings Bank as Business Development Officer, and previously with Eastern Bank as Manager, Banking Officer, and Team Leader.

Moreno earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and completed the School of Commercial Lending program at Babson College

About First Commons Bank

First Commons Bank, N.A., is a nationally chartered, FDIC-insured full-service community bank, dedicated to serving the businesses and individuals of Newton, Wellesley, Waltham, and eastern Massachusetts. The bank opened for business on July 22, 2009. Locations include its headquarters at 718 Beacon St. in Newton Centre, Mass., and 161 Linden Square in Wellesley, Mass.

Visit the First Commons Bank website at http://www.firstcommonsbank.com. Follow the bank on Facebook at http://facebook.com/firstcommonsbank and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/firstcommonsbnk.


Monday, June 16th, 2014

Mello Joins Tiziani Whitmyre as Media Director and Director, TW Networks

SHARON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 16, 2014 — Lydia Mello has joined Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc. (TW), a Boston-area marketing services firm serving life sciences, technology, and B2B clients, as media director and director, TW Networks.

“Ms. Mello’s deep understanding of digital and print media planning and buying will bring exceptional value to TW’s B2B and life science clients,” said Robert Tiziani, TW chief executive officer. “In addition, she will be responsible for operating and growing our TW Networks division, the first online network to offer pay-for-performance advertising specifically designed for business-to-business marketers.”

Ms. Mello joins TW from Blitz Media, Waltham, Massachusetts, where she was digital account manager. She also served as broadcast media director at Allied Integrated Marketing in Boston and media account manager at TBS Media Management in New York. Ms. Mello graduated from Adelphi University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

About TW Networks

TW Networks (www.twnetworks.com) is the leader in online business-to-business (B2B) performance advertising. It is the only marketing firm that operates performance-based B2B networks reaching markets such as industrial automation and processing, OEM manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, utilities, oil and gas, logistics and supply chain, and electronics. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of services that covers every step of the performance marketing process, including network and campaign development, commission structures, publisher and advertiser recruitment, network management, and creative services, plus campaign analytics, measurement, and optimization.

About Tiziani Whitmyre

Tiziani Whitmyre (www.tizinc.com) is a Boston area-based marketing services and strategies agency that builds brands, generates sales leads, and delivers an ROI which maximizes payback on any marketing communications budget. Services include Internet marketing online (including search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, web design), public relations (PR), advertising, direct marketing, graphic design, and corporate branding strategy.


Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

March 31st is Deadline to Apply for ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA — March 5, 2014 — March 31st is the deadline for U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering to apply to the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in Chicago in November.

Details and forms are available at: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

“The ASCO Numatics Scholarship program provides talented U.S. students with the financial support they need to pursue their education, enhance their skills, and position them for a successful career in engineering,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

Over the past 7 years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 12 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, ASCO Numatics has provided another $12,000 in grants to 10 U.S. schools of engineering.

ASCO Numatics will award the scholarships at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International, to take place in Chicago from November 2-5, 2014. The race, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, is a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson www.Emerson.com is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation www.EmersonIndustrial.com, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®,
O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


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