Priority Sign, Inc. Rebrands to Priority

Sheboygan, Wis. — Priority Sign, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wis., is changing the name of the company to “Priority.” With more than 20 years of signage program experience, Priority has evolved to become a global brand implementation company offering project management, construction design, manufacturing and installation. Priority now offers three core product lines: signage, lighting and branded environments.

Benjamin Moore & Co. Promotes Company Veteran to Chairman & CEO

Montvale, N.J. — Dan Calkins, president and chief operating officer of Benjamin Moore & Co., has been named chairman and chief executive officer. Calkins now reports to Greg Abel, vice chairman of parent company Berkshire Hathaway, and succeeds Mike Searles, who retired after 5 years at the helm.

Duro-Last’s Oregon Manufacturing Facility Receives OSHA Safety Recognition

Grants Pass, Ore. — The Grants Pass, Ore., manufacturing facility of Duro-Last, Inc. recently received a renewal on its Star Site status from the Occupational Safety & Health Organization’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), earning an exemplary “A” rating. Originally awarded Star Site status in 2016, this renewal recognizes Duro-Last’s continued commitment to the highest standards of workplace safety.

Restaurant Technologies Adds More than 1,500 New Grocery and C-Store Customers in 2018

Minneapolis — Restaurant Technologies, the leading provider of cooking oil management and exhaust cleaning solutions, is providing its Total Oil Management solution to more than 1,500 new grocery and convenience store (c-store) units since the start of 2018, bringing the company’s total customer roster of foodservice providers across a range of segments to more than 27,000 locations nationwide.

ShopKeep Receives $65 Million Financing to Fund Expansion and Accelerate Growth

New York City — ShopKeep, the top-rated tablet-to-cloud payments and point-of-sale platform chosen by over 25,000 independent retailers and restaurants, has closed a $65 million round of equity and debt financing. The round was led by Tribeca Venture Partners and included all of ShopKeep’s existing major investors. ShopKeep also welcomes First Data Corporation, a leader in payment processing services, and Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s global corporate investment group. The debt financing portion of the round was provided by ORIX Growth Capital and Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank.

NCR Global Headquarters Receives Dual LEED Platinum Certifications

Atlanta — NCR Corporation’s global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta has been awarded two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certifications, for Building Design and Construction: Core & Shell and Interior Design and for Construction: Commercial Interiors. NCR’s headquarters is one of the first projects to be awarded two of the highest LEED certification levels for the same building. NCR provides business/point-of-sale transaction solutions for industries including banks, restaurants, grocery stores, theaters and more.

DENTCO Upgrades Mobile App Features

DeWitt, Mich. — Scott Milnes, president of DENTCO®, the first Exterior Services Management® (ESM) company in the U.S., has announced new features available on the DENTCO Verified (DV) mobile application.

Diversey Appoints New CEO

Charlotte, N.C. — Diversey, a customer-centric, global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, today announced the appointment of Mark S. Burgess as its new chief executive officer, effective December 17, 2018.

OptimalLED Poised for Growth in Lighting Industry

Toledo, Ohio — OptimalLED Inc. is growing as it adds new lighting representatives and lighting manufacturers to its already impressive lineup. Founded in 2008, the Toledo, Ohio-based lighting company has grown steadily over the years to become one of the leading providers of energy-efficient LED lighting to the Midwest region.

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Terminix Commercial Launches New Pest Perceptions Report

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Commercial, a division of ServiceMaster, has released its first-ever Pest Perceptions Report, an in-depth study of the pest problems businesses such as hotels, restaurants, retailers and apartments face, as well as their confidence in taking them on. The report reveals surprising truths about pests in commercial settings, and commemorates Terminix Commercial’s new brand launch.

Daikin Completes First R-22 Conversion to R-407H of a U.S. Supermarket

Orangeburg, N.Y. — Daikin America has partnered with TOPS Friendly Markets LLC to complete the first refrigeration conversion of a U.S. supermarket from R-22 to Creard R-407H. At the TOPS store in Alden, N.Y., 1,200 lbs. of Creard R-407H has been used to provide more than 25 cooling tons in medium-temperature refrigerated cases and displays. It has replaced R-22.

Tyco Retail Solutions Recognized for RFID Solution Development

Neuhausen, Switzerland — Tyco Retail Solutions has been recognized for its innovation and technology leadership in developing and delivering a portfolio of RFID-enabled solutions, providing retailers with real-time in-store visibility and predictive analytics to help drive sales, improve operations and deliver a differentiated brand experience. The company is the recipient of the 2018 Case Study Competition from AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry for nearly half a century.

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