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CrossLayer About to Enter the Big Time
September 17, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) A company with a platform that can transform an office building into a smart building is about to become a technology provider to a major commercial real estate company, reports Daniel Carlson of Tailwinds Research.

Industrial Silica Sand Demand in Canada to Grow 6.7% Annually Through 2022
September 7, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Canadian industrial silica sand demand is projected to rise 6.7% annually to 9.81 million metric tons in 2022.

Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: AI) Announces September 2018 Dividend
Toronto, Ontario - September 4, 2018 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: AI) is pleased to announce that its board of directors has declared a dividend for the month of September 2018 of $0.075 per common share, to be paid October 12, 2018 to shareholders of record September 28, 2018.

Demand for Low-Pressure Laminates to Reach 10.3 Billion Square Feet in 2022
August 28, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Demand for low-pressure laminates is forecast to reach 10.3 billion square feet in 2022 on annual gains of 2.4%.

Demand for Aluminum Gutters and Downspouts to Reach $4 Billion in 2022
August 20, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Demand in value terms for aluminum gutters and downspouts is projected to increase 3.4% annually to $4.0 billion in 2022, driven by ongoing growth in the large residential improvement and repair market.

Outdoor Cooking Fixture Sales to Grow 5.4% Annually Through 2022
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Demand for Behind the Wall Pipe Forecast to Grow 5% Annually
August 8, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Demand for pipe in behind the wall (BTW) plumbing is expected to grow 5.0% annually to $6.5 billion in 2022.

ConstructConnect's U.S. Construction Starts Summer Forecast Shows Construction Starts Rose by 1.4% Year-on-Year in Q2 2018
CINCINNATI - August 7, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced today the release of its Fall 2018 Forecast and Quarterly Report.

Financial Advice For Gen Z: Avoid #Mortgages, College Debt, Start Saving Now
July 30, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The oldest members of Generation Z have recently left college and entered the workforce.

Precast Concrete Infrastructure Construction Product Demand to Increase 4.4% Annually Through 2022
June 27, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Through 2022, demand for precast concrete infrastructure construction products is expected to increase 4.4% annually to $2.4 billion.

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Construction contract in Latvia (Lidl logistics centre in Riga)

On 20 September 2018, SIA Merks, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, and SIA Lidl Latvija entered into a contract to build a logistics centre with a total area of ca. 47,000 square metres situated on Ulbrokas street in Riga.

The construction of the logistics centre will include construction of a warehouse and an adjacent administration building with supporting facilities and infrastructure.

The value of the contract is EUR 42.5 million, plus value added tax. The construction works will start in September 2018 and they are scheduled to be completed in January 2020.

SIA Merks (www.merks.lv) is Latvian construction company, which offers construction services in the fields of general construction, civil engineering and residential construction.

Additional information: SIA Merks, Chairman of the Management Board Mr. Oskars Ozoliņš, phone: +371 6737 3380.


Priit Roosimägi
Head of Group Finance Unit
AS Merko Ehitus
+372 650 1250
priit.roosimagi@merko.ee

AS Merko Ehitus (group.merko.ee) group consists of Estonia’s leading construction company AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, the Latvian-market-oriented SIA Merks, UAB Merko Statyba that is operating on the Lithuanian market, Peritus Entreprenør AS construction company in Norway and the real estate development business unit along with real estate holding companies. As at the end of 2017, the group employed 757 people and the company’s 2017 revenue was EUR 317.6 million.

CanWel Building Materials Announces Change of Auditor

NOT FOR RELEASE OR DISSEMINATION INTO THE UNITED STATES

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (“CanWel” or “the Company”) (TSX:CWX) announces that, following the completion of a tender process, it has changed its auditors from Ernst & Young LLP (the “Former Auditor”) to KPMG LLP effective September 6, 2018.

At the request of the Company, the Former Auditor resigned as auditors of the Company effective September 6, 2018. The board of directors of the Company appointed KPMG LLP as the Company’s auditor effective September 6, 2018, until the next annual general meeting of shareholders of the Company.

“Following a thorough selection process, we have concluded that KPMG LLP’s portfolio of services provides an ideal match for satisfying CanWel’s current and future needs,” said James Code, CFO of the Company. 

In accordance with National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations, the notice of change of auditor, together with the required letters from the former auditor and the successor auditor, have been reviewed by the audit committee and the board of directors of the Company and have been filed on SEDAR.

There have been no reservations or modifications in the Former Auditor’s reports on the Company’s financial statements relating to the period during which it was the auditor.  In its Notice of Change of Auditor letter, the Company notes that the Company and the Former Auditor had numerous discussions about accounting for the finalization of the purchase price allocation of the Jemi Fibre Corp. acquisition.  As a result of these discussions, the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of the Former Auditor and an unqualified audit report was issued.
                                                         
About CanWel

Founded in 1989, CanWel is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is Canada’s only fully integrated national distributor in the building materials and related products sector. CanWel operates: multiple treating plant and planing facilities in Canada and the United States; distribution centres coast-to-coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada; in the United States near Portland, Oregon (under construction), San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and in 14 locations in the State of Hawaii through its wholly owned Honsador Building Products Group. CanWel distributes a wide range of building materials, lumber, renovation and electrical products. In addition, through its CanWel Fibre division, CanWel operates a vertically integrated forest products company based in Western Canada, operating from British Columbia to Saskatchewan, also servicing the US Pacific Northwest. CanWel owns approximately 136,000 acres of private timberlands, strategic Crown licenses and tenures, log harvesting and trucking operations, several post and pole peeling facilities and two pressure-treated specialty wood production plants and a specialty saw mill.

For further information regarding CanWel please contact:

Ali Mahdavi
Investor Relations
416-962-3300
ali.mahdavi@canwel.com

World Housing Solution Named One of 50 Florida Companies to Watch

Sanford-based company earns place as a finalist on GrowFL’s yearly list

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GrowFL today announced that World Housing Solution, a manufacturer of expeditionary insulated composite structures for disaster relief and the U.S. military, has earned a place on its list of 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. These 50 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

World Housing Solution’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.   

“We are so proud to be among so many great companies in the state of Florida”, said Ron Ben-Zeev, founder and CEO of World Housing Solution. “At World Housing Solution, we pride ourselves on focusing on the customer’s problems, rather than pushing out solutions that we think are the best, and that has helped us grow more than we ever thought possible.” 

The 50 companies named the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch generated nearly one billion dollars in revenue and added nearly 1,000 jobs between 2014 and 2017. Together, the companies project a 50 percent increase in revenue and 40 percent increase in job growth in 2018 compared to 2017.

This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. Chris Morton, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board, CEO of NanoPhotonica and a 2015 Florida Companies to Watch honoree. 

Second-stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between 750,000 dollars and 100 million dollars in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director.  “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized February 9, 2019 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.growfl.com/flctw18/about-flctw/.

About World Housing Solution:
World Housing Solution, founded in 2010, is a design and manufacturing company based in Orlando, Florida that creates robust, deployable composite structures, using innovative technologies that allow for quick assembly of highly energy efficient, off the grid capable, structures. The company has delivered these environmentally friendly, long-lasting structures to U.S. military units stationed in overseas camps as a more versatile, cost effective and safer alternative to legacy constructions. Recently, World Housing Solution expanded its solutions by establishing a Mobile Response Unit division. The company delivered three fully integrated Clinics on Wheels to Puerto Rico to provide medical relief for those affected by Hurricane Maria. A clinic was also dispatched to Texas after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. World Housing Solution ranks 444 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies.

About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies.  Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs).  The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan.

For more information contact:
Jaclyn Bertrand
Uproar PR for World Housing Solution
jbertrand@uproarpr.com

Illustrative financial information about Uponor’s business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business

Uponor Corporation     Stock exchange release     20 September 2018     15:00 EET

Illustrative financial information about Uponor’s business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business

On 31 August 2018, Uponor announced that Uponor Infra divests its North American business. Since the foundation of the joint venture with KWH Group, Uponor Infra’s strategic focus has been in Europe, where there are customer, channel and operational synergies to be found with Uponor’s Building Solutions – Europe segment. During the past few years, Uponor Infra has concentrated on streamlining its operations and improving efficiency. These actions have improved profitability in North America, where the business has also benefitted from the good momentum in the markets. 

Uponor publishes illustrative financial information for years 2017 and 2018, reflecting the business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business. The figures below are un-audited.

Net sales 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 263.9 138.7 125.2 521.7 125.5 136.3 135.6 124.3
Building solutions - North America 161.1 83.5 77.6 328.2 79.5 91.2 79.3 78.2
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 131.7 78.1 53.6 243.7 57.3 65.9 71.7 48.8
Eliminations -2.6 -1.4 -1.2 -2.9 -1.0 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 554.1 298.9 255.2 1,090.7 261.3 292.8 285.8 250.8


Operating profit 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 17.0 11.0 6.0 40.0 10.2 14.4 9.1 6.3
Building solutions - North America 19.0 8.8 10.2 49.7 9.6 19.0 10.5 10.6
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 4.2 5.2 -1.0 0.1 -3.2 2.7 2.8 -2.2
Others -2.3 -1.3 -1.0 -4.2 -2.5 0.2 -1.0 -0.9
Eliminations -2.1 -0.6 -1.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 35.8 23.1 12.7 84.0 13.0 35.7 21.0 14.3


Comparable operating profit 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 17.0 11.0 6.0 42.8 10.2 14.4 11.5 6.7
Building solutions - North America 19.0 8.8 10.2 49.7 9.6 19.0 10.5 10.6
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 4.2 5.2 -1.0 -1.4 -3.2 2.7 1.3 -2.2
Others -2.3 -1.3 -1.0 -4.2 -2.5 0.2 -1.0 -0.9
Eliminations -2.1 -0.6 -1.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 35.8 23.1 12.7 85.3 13.0 35.7 21.9 14.7


Uponor Corporation

Susanna Inkinen
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 20 129 2081


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Uponor in brief

The year 2018 marks Uponor's 100-year anniversary. Our success is built on strong partnerships with our customers and stakeholders in the past, present and future.

Uponor is a leading international systems and solutions provider for safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and reliable infrastructure. The company serves a variety of building markets including residential, commercial, industrial and civil engineering. Uponor employs about 4,000 employees in 30 countries, mainly in Europe and North America. In 2017, Uponor's net sales totalled nearly €1.2 billion. Uponor is based in Finland and listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Uponor builds on you - www.uponor.com 


Urban centre REDI opened its doors at Kalasatama, Helsinki

SRV GROUP PLC     PRESS RELEASE     20 SEPTEMBER 2018, AT 09.00

Urban centre REDI opened its doors at Kalasatama, Helsinki

Target is 12 million visitors in first year

Urban centre REDI opened its doors today at Kalasatama, Helsinki. REDI is a new way to live, enjoy oneself and shop in the middle of the city – yet near the sea and close to nature. 

“The banking crisis was just beginning when in 2008 we sketched out the first REDI plan; we understood that the eastern inner city lacked services. Our certainty about the need for REDI grew after the Western Metro decision: the extension of the metro created for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area a totally new kind of east-west zone, on which urban centres like Kalasatama have grown. REDI is the largest construction project in SRV’s history, with a total value of over EUR 1 billion. It has been a huge financial endeavour for us, as we have not compromised on quality in the slightest. The amount of urban space is growing and compacting, because a bus load of new residents is moving to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area every day. More homes and services close to people are needed. Both are being implemented here at REDI,” says SRV’s President & CEO, Juha Pekka Ojala.

REDI has 63,000 square metres of leasable space, which makes it one of Finland’s largest shopping centres. There are just over 200 leased business premises, occupied by nearly 180 operators. REDI has a footfall target of 12 million visitors in its first year. The centre is located at the intersection of the major highways Itäväylä and Lahdenväylä. Around 500,000 people live within a 15-minute drive from the centre and 1.1 million live within a 30-minute drive.

“REDI is not only a shopping centre; it is an urban centre, where people can live, hang out and enjoy themselves. Previously, we went to a shopping centre merely to shop; nowadays, we go there not only to shop but to meet friends, be inspired and entertained. REDI has been brought to where people already are. It is an integral part of the urban structure,” explains Pia Svensk, Director of REDI shopping centre.

REDI shopping centre is an SRV own-development project, whose investor group also includes Ilmarinen, OP Financial Group and LocalTapiola.

REDI is a community open to all city residents

In addition to fashion and interior design outlets, restaurants and cafés, and daily consumer goods stores, REDI offers art, experiences and exercise opportunities as well as basic and wellbeing services for everyday life. Specialities include a climbing arena, the free-fall wind tunnel FÖÖNI and, located on the roof of the centre, the green deck Bryga, an oasis of relaxation intended for all city residents, which is nearly the size of the Esplanadi Park in central Helsinki.

“REDI has been designed on the customers’ terms right from the start. It has plenty of parking spaces: for 2,000 cars, including several hundred electric cars, and initially for 1,500 bicycles. From the metro platform, there is direct access to the third floor of REDI. The attractiveness of the centre is enhanced by works of art. REDI sits well in its environment – it is part of Kalasatama, which has always been a busy trading area,” adds Svensk.  

REDI is cooperating with, among others, Jaakko Blomberg and Helsinki Urban Art. This cooperation has led to the creation of the Free City of Kalasatama, which will change for the autumn and winter, bringing to REDI new winds and making it an even more interesting location. The communal nature of REDI is also evident in the fact that the Children of the Station youth organisation, Helsinki Business College, the Forum Virium innovation unit and the parishes of Kallio and Paavali, for example, all have premises there.

“REDI has been planned to be part of a new kind of compact urban construction. Its location in a harbour area is seen and felt both indoors and outside. The sea and the harbour are present in the materials: Corten steel, copper and glass. REDI’s rough essence sits well in the harbour setting. REDI is not a closed capsule; it is a service centre for the people of the city, which breathes outwards into its close surroundings,” says Architect Pekka Helin, Chairman of the Board of Helin & Co Architects, which was responsible for designing REDI.

For further information, please contact:

Juha Pekka Ojala, President & CEO, SRV, tel. +358 40 733 4173, jp.ojala@srv.fi

Pia Svensk, Shopping Centre Director, REDI, tel. +358 50 389 0569, pia.svensk@srv.fi

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Construction contract in Latvia (Lidl logistics centre in Riga)

On 20 September 2018, SIA Merks, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, and SIA Lidl Latvija entered into a contract to build a logistics centre with a total area of ca. 47,000 square metres situated on Ulbrokas street in Riga.

The construction of the logistics centre will include construction of a warehouse and an adjacent administration building with supporting facilities and infrastructure.

The value of the contract is EUR 42.5 million, plus value added tax. The construction works will start in September 2018 and they are scheduled to be completed in January 2020.

SIA Merks (www.merks.lv) is Latvian construction company, which offers construction services in the fields of general construction, civil engineering and residential construction.

Additional information: SIA Merks, Chairman of the Management Board Mr. Oskars Ozoliņš, phone: +371 6737 3380.


Priit Roosimägi
Head of Group Finance Unit
AS Merko Ehitus
+372 650 1250
priit.roosimagi@merko.ee

AS Merko Ehitus (group.merko.ee) group consists of Estonia’s leading construction company AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, the Latvian-market-oriented SIA Merks, UAB Merko Statyba that is operating on the Lithuanian market, Peritus Entreprenør AS construction company in Norway and the real estate development business unit along with real estate holding companies. As at the end of 2017, the group employed 757 people and the company’s 2017 revenue was EUR 317.6 million.

CanWel Building Materials Announces Change of Auditor

NOT FOR RELEASE OR DISSEMINATION INTO THE UNITED STATES

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (“CanWel” or “the Company”) (TSX:CWX) announces that, following the completion of a tender process, it has changed its auditors from Ernst & Young LLP (the “Former Auditor”) to KPMG LLP effective September 6, 2018.

At the request of the Company, the Former Auditor resigned as auditors of the Company effective September 6, 2018. The board of directors of the Company appointed KPMG LLP as the Company’s auditor effective September 6, 2018, until the next annual general meeting of shareholders of the Company.

“Following a thorough selection process, we have concluded that KPMG LLP’s portfolio of services provides an ideal match for satisfying CanWel’s current and future needs,” said James Code, CFO of the Company. 

In accordance with National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations, the notice of change of auditor, together with the required letters from the former auditor and the successor auditor, have been reviewed by the audit committee and the board of directors of the Company and have been filed on SEDAR.

There have been no reservations or modifications in the Former Auditor’s reports on the Company’s financial statements relating to the period during which it was the auditor.  In its Notice of Change of Auditor letter, the Company notes that the Company and the Former Auditor had numerous discussions about accounting for the finalization of the purchase price allocation of the Jemi Fibre Corp. acquisition.  As a result of these discussions, the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of the Former Auditor and an unqualified audit report was issued.
                                                         
About CanWel

Founded in 1989, CanWel is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX and is Canada’s only fully integrated national distributor in the building materials and related products sector. CanWel operates: multiple treating plant and planing facilities in Canada and the United States; distribution centres coast-to-coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada; in the United States near Portland, Oregon (under construction), San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and in 14 locations in the State of Hawaii through its wholly owned Honsador Building Products Group. CanWel distributes a wide range of building materials, lumber, renovation and electrical products. In addition, through its CanWel Fibre division, CanWel operates a vertically integrated forest products company based in Western Canada, operating from British Columbia to Saskatchewan, also servicing the US Pacific Northwest. CanWel owns approximately 136,000 acres of private timberlands, strategic Crown licenses and tenures, log harvesting and trucking operations, several post and pole peeling facilities and two pressure-treated specialty wood production plants and a specialty saw mill.

For further information regarding CanWel please contact:

Ali Mahdavi
Investor Relations
416-962-3300
ali.mahdavi@canwel.com

World Housing Solution Named One of 50 Florida Companies to Watch

Sanford-based company earns place as a finalist on GrowFL’s yearly list

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GrowFL today announced that World Housing Solution, a manufacturer of expeditionary insulated composite structures for disaster relief and the U.S. military, has earned a place on its list of 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. These 50 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

World Housing Solution’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.   

“We are so proud to be among so many great companies in the state of Florida”, said Ron Ben-Zeev, founder and CEO of World Housing Solution. “At World Housing Solution, we pride ourselves on focusing on the customer’s problems, rather than pushing out solutions that we think are the best, and that has helped us grow more than we ever thought possible.” 

The 50 companies named the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch generated nearly one billion dollars in revenue and added nearly 1,000 jobs between 2014 and 2017. Together, the companies project a 50 percent increase in revenue and 40 percent increase in job growth in 2018 compared to 2017.

This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. Chris Morton, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board, CEO of NanoPhotonica and a 2015 Florida Companies to Watch honoree. 

Second-stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between 750,000 dollars and 100 million dollars in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director.  “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized February 9, 2019 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.growfl.com/flctw18/about-flctw/.

About World Housing Solution:
World Housing Solution, founded in 2010, is a design and manufacturing company based in Orlando, Florida that creates robust, deployable composite structures, using innovative technologies that allow for quick assembly of highly energy efficient, off the grid capable, structures. The company has delivered these environmentally friendly, long-lasting structures to U.S. military units stationed in overseas camps as a more versatile, cost effective and safer alternative to legacy constructions. Recently, World Housing Solution expanded its solutions by establishing a Mobile Response Unit division. The company delivered three fully integrated Clinics on Wheels to Puerto Rico to provide medical relief for those affected by Hurricane Maria. A clinic was also dispatched to Texas after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. World Housing Solution ranks 444 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies.

About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies.  Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs).  The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan.

For more information contact:
Jaclyn Bertrand
Uproar PR for World Housing Solution
jbertrand@uproarpr.com

Illustrative financial information about Uponor’s business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business

Uponor Corporation     Stock exchange release     20 September 2018     15:00 EET

Illustrative financial information about Uponor’s business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business

On 31 August 2018, Uponor announced that Uponor Infra divests its North American business. Since the foundation of the joint venture with KWH Group, Uponor Infra’s strategic focus has been in Europe, where there are customer, channel and operational synergies to be found with Uponor’s Building Solutions – Europe segment. During the past few years, Uponor Infra has concentrated on streamlining its operations and improving efficiency. These actions have improved profitability in North America, where the business has also benefitted from the good momentum in the markets. 

Uponor publishes illustrative financial information for years 2017 and 2018, reflecting the business without Uponor Infra’s divested North American business. The figures below are un-audited.

Net sales 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 263.9 138.7 125.2 521.7 125.5 136.3 135.6 124.3
Building solutions - North America 161.1 83.5 77.6 328.2 79.5 91.2 79.3 78.2
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 131.7 78.1 53.6 243.7 57.3 65.9 71.7 48.8
Eliminations -2.6 -1.4 -1.2 -2.9 -1.0 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 554.1 298.9 255.2 1,090.7 261.3 292.8 285.8 250.8


Operating profit 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 17.0 11.0 6.0 40.0 10.2 14.4 9.1 6.3
Building solutions - North America 19.0 8.8 10.2 49.7 9.6 19.0 10.5 10.6
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 4.2 5.2 -1.0 0.1 -3.2 2.7 2.8 -2.2
Others -2.3 -1.3 -1.0 -4.2 -2.5 0.2 -1.0 -0.9
Eliminations -2.1 -0.6 -1.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 35.8 23.1 12.7 84.0 13.0 35.7 21.0 14.3


Comparable operating profit 1-6 2018 4-6 2018 1-3 2018 1-12 2017 10-12 2017 7-9 2017 4-6 2017 1-3 2017
Building solutions - Europe 17.0 11.0 6.0 42.8 10.2 14.4 11.5 6.7
Building solutions - North America 19.0 8.8 10.2 49.7 9.6 19.0 10.5 10.6
Uponor Infra, excl. Uponor Infra North America 4.2 5.2 -1.0 -1.4 -3.2 2.7 1.3 -2.2
Others -2.3 -1.3 -1.0 -4.2 -2.5 0.2 -1.0 -0.9
Eliminations -2.1 -0.6 -1.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.5
Uponor Group, excl. Uponor Infra North America 35.8 23.1 12.7 85.3 13.0 35.7 21.9 14.7


Uponor Corporation

Susanna Inkinen
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 20 129 2081


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Uponor in brief

The year 2018 marks Uponor's 100-year anniversary. Our success is built on strong partnerships with our customers and stakeholders in the past, present and future.

Uponor is a leading international systems and solutions provider for safe drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and reliable infrastructure. The company serves a variety of building markets including residential, commercial, industrial and civil engineering. Uponor employs about 4,000 employees in 30 countries, mainly in Europe and North America. In 2017, Uponor's net sales totalled nearly €1.2 billion. Uponor is based in Finland and listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Uponor builds on you - www.uponor.com 


Urban centre REDI opened its doors at Kalasatama, Helsinki

SRV GROUP PLC     PRESS RELEASE     20 SEPTEMBER 2018, AT 09.00

Urban centre REDI opened its doors at Kalasatama, Helsinki

Target is 12 million visitors in first year

Urban centre REDI opened its doors today at Kalasatama, Helsinki. REDI is a new way to live, enjoy oneself and shop in the middle of the city – yet near the sea and close to nature. 

“The banking crisis was just beginning when in 2008 we sketched out the first REDI plan; we understood that the eastern inner city lacked services. Our certainty about the need for REDI grew after the Western Metro decision: the extension of the metro created for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area a totally new kind of east-west zone, on which urban centres like Kalasatama have grown. REDI is the largest construction project in SRV’s history, with a total value of over EUR 1 billion. It has been a huge financial endeavour for us, as we have not compromised on quality in the slightest. The amount of urban space is growing and compacting, because a bus load of new residents is moving to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area every day. More homes and services close to people are needed. Both are being implemented here at REDI,” says SRV’s President & CEO, Juha Pekka Ojala.

REDI has 63,000 square metres of leasable space, which makes it one of Finland’s largest shopping centres. There are just over 200 leased business premises, occupied by nearly 180 operators. REDI has a footfall target of 12 million visitors in its first year. The centre is located at the intersection of the major highways Itäväylä and Lahdenväylä. Around 500,000 people live within a 15-minute drive from the centre and 1.1 million live within a 30-minute drive.

“REDI is not only a shopping centre; it is an urban centre, where people can live, hang out and enjoy themselves. Previously, we went to a shopping centre merely to shop; nowadays, we go there not only to shop but to meet friends, be inspired and entertained. REDI has been brought to where people already are. It is an integral part of the urban structure,” explains Pia Svensk, Director of REDI shopping centre.

REDI shopping centre is an SRV own-development project, whose investor group also includes Ilmarinen, OP Financial Group and LocalTapiola.

REDI is a community open to all city residents

In addition to fashion and interior design outlets, restaurants and cafés, and daily consumer goods stores, REDI offers art, experiences and exercise opportunities as well as basic and wellbeing services for everyday life. Specialities include a climbing arena, the free-fall wind tunnel FÖÖNI and, located on the roof of the centre, the green deck Bryga, an oasis of relaxation intended for all city residents, which is nearly the size of the Esplanadi Park in central Helsinki.

“REDI has been designed on the customers’ terms right from the start. It has plenty of parking spaces: for 2,000 cars, including several hundred electric cars, and initially for 1,500 bicycles. From the metro platform, there is direct access to the third floor of REDI. The attractiveness of the centre is enhanced by works of art. REDI sits well in its environment – it is part of Kalasatama, which has always been a busy trading area,” adds Svensk.  

REDI is cooperating with, among others, Jaakko Blomberg and Helsinki Urban Art. This cooperation has led to the creation of the Free City of Kalasatama, which will change for the autumn and winter, bringing to REDI new winds and making it an even more interesting location. The communal nature of REDI is also evident in the fact that the Children of the Station youth organisation, Helsinki Business College, the Forum Virium innovation unit and the parishes of Kallio and Paavali, for example, all have premises there.

“REDI has been planned to be part of a new kind of compact urban construction. Its location in a harbour area is seen and felt both indoors and outside. The sea and the harbour are present in the materials: Corten steel, copper and glass. REDI’s rough essence sits well in the harbour setting. REDI is not a closed capsule; it is a service centre for the people of the city, which breathes outwards into its close surroundings,” says Architect Pekka Helin, Chairman of the Board of Helin & Co Architects, which was responsible for designing REDI.

For further information, please contact:

Juha Pekka Ojala, President & CEO, SRV, tel. +358 40 733 4173, jp.ojala@srv.fi

Pia Svensk, Shopping Centre Director, REDI, tel. +358 50 389 0569, pia.svensk@srv.fi

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