Euler named Archbold Equipment Bowling Green general manager

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest R.C. EulerArchbold Equipment Company has named Roger (R.C.) Euler the General Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.“We are excited to have someone of Roger’s caliber and a native to the local area leading the new Bowling Green store,” Zach Hetterick, CEO said. “He deeply believes in customer service, which is a core value of Archbold Equipment Company and his daily leadership will allow us to develop into the dealership of the future in the months and years to come.”Euler comes to Archbold Equipment Company from Allstate Peterbilt of Findlay, where he held various roles including General Manager and Regional Used Equipment Manager. He began his career at Whiteford Kenworth starting in sales and moving up to Corporate Used Equipment Manager.“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come into an organization that is in such a growth stage.” Euler said. “We can better serve customers with our completely new facility that features a 18,000-square-foot shop, new showroom and a parts storage area that is three times larger. That, along with the recent addition of other new staff members and now being a Kinze dealer will allow us to be a true partner to farmers. I look forward to utilizing my passion for red iron and working with farmers in the area.”Euler graduated from Otsego High school and then earned his Associates degree in Marketing from Owens Community College in Northwood Ohio.  He is a lifelong resident of Bowling Green and farms in the area. Roger is married to wife Chasitie and has two children Caleb and Lauren.Archbold Equipment Company currently has six locations: Topeka, IN; Adrian, MI; and four Ohio locations in Bowling Green, Ottawa, Sherwood, and Archbold, OH.last_img read more

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Is a Ground-Source Heat Pump the Right Choice?

first_imgChicago is not too cold for a minisplitHolladay and Dorsett both discount Rush’s concerns that Chicago winters might be too cold for a minisplit (a type of air-source heat pump).Holladay points out that Vermont homeowners have been heating their homes with Mitsubishi and Fujitsu minisplits even when the air temperature outside drops to -20°F. “So,” he says, “I think your concern is misplaced.”Dorsett agrees that there are many houses heated with minisplits in colder areas than Chicago.“The primary differences are in net efficiency, upfront cost, and heat distribution,” Dorsett says. “A typical GSHP will deliver an annual COP [coefficient of performance] of about 3.5; best-in-class systems will be a bit north of 4.5. Five years ago a right-sized ductless system would tip just north of an average COP of 3, but typical systems would run between 2.5 and 3.“The cool climate minisplit technology has improved in the past five years, and if done right it’s possible to hit a COP north of 3.5 with ductless systems, or north of 3 with best-in-class mini-ducted minisplits,” Dorsett continues. “From a net cost point of view, it’s often cheaper to go with minisplit and a slightly larger rooftop PV [photovoltaic] array to cover the additional power use of the lower efficiency than it is to go with better-class GSHP, but pricing varies (a lot) from location to location.”He recalled a retrofit in which a three-story house was heated with a single Mitsubishi minisplit head per floor. Although the units had no specified output capacity when the outdoor temperature was -13°F or colder, the minisplits had “no trouble” keeping up when the temperature hit -16°F and didn’t break out of positive single digits for a few days.“The total cost for the three minisplits was about $13,000,” Dorsett says, “about one-third what it would have cost to install a single GSHP system big enough to handle the load in my area.” “I really like the idea of GSHPs,” he continues, “for two theoretical reasons, and one practical one: A) In zone 5, the soil is cooler than the air in summer — and warmer than the air in winter. Why would I want to put heat into 90° F. air or take heat out of 10° F. air? B) The volumetric heat capacity of soil is about 1000 times that of air; and C) in Chicago, occasionally it might be too cold to heat with a minisplit (not sure if that’s three times a year — or once every three years — but it could happen), but it will never be too cold to heat with a GSHP.”Rush’s questions are the starting point for this Q&A Spotlight. Ben Rush likes the idea of a ground-source heat pump, despite their reputation for higher cost than other heating and cooling alternatives.A ground-source heat pump (GSHPs) requires heat-exchange tubing buried in the ground or inserted in a well or pond. The excavation required to bury the lines (or drill an extra well or two) helps to make GSHPs more expensive than air-source units. In addition, the equipment itself tends to be more costly. In all, GSHPs suffer a significant disadvantage when it comes to cost.Even so, Rush thinks they make sense, and he wonders if he’s put his finger on a way to bring down the cost of installing a new system.“To address the first issue, could the ground loop go under a basement floor?” he asks in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “Would any additional excavation be required? How much? Would 2 or 3 inches of sub-slab foam insulation be enough to separate the conditioned basement from the year-round +/-55F (Climate Zone 5) soil? Bottom line: would this be an inexpensive — yet effective — way to install the ground loop? Heat Pumps: The BasicsAir-Source of Ground-Source Heat PumpGround-Source Heat Pumps Don’t Save EnergyAre Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?Podcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 1: The BasicsPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 2: Rules of ThumbPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 3: Five QuestionsAir-Source or Ground-Source Heat Pump?Is a Ground-Source Heat Pump a Renewable Energy System?Ground-Source Heat Pumps Have Low Operating Costs Sub-slab tubing will not workThere are three problems with Rush’s proposal, replies GBA senior editor Martin Holladay. First, heat-exchange tubing needs to be placed in deep trenches, with lots of soil around it. “Digging deep trenches under a slab undermines the footings, and it’s expensive,” he says. Second, there isn’t enough area under a basement slab for the amount of tubing that would be required. Third, he says, a ground loop lowers the temperature of the soil around it, and Rush’s proposed placement risks freezing the soil under his house, “an undesirable outcome.”On the relatively high cost of GSHP equipment, Holladay adds, “some theorists” believe the 30% federal tax credit is a contributor. “In other words, manufacturers keep prices high because they know they can,” he says. “The equipment cost is subsidized (and, arguably, artificially increased) by the federal government.”Tubing laid in the ground like a Slinky typically needs five to ten times the footprint of the house, adds Dana Dorsett, but it’s sometimes possible to drill wells under the slab for the tubing.“In the Netherlands (where the water table is high everywhere, where drilling through layers of peat, sand, and clay is cheap and easy, and where the outside design temperatures are modest), single-well systems taking only a few square meters of real estate have been used to heat and cool high-R row houses,” Dorsett says. “It may or may not be cheaper than minisplits, but the European preference for hydronic heating systems with low temperature panel radiators or radiant floors makes GSHPs a reasonable choice when the work can be done cheaply.”That’s more challenging in a code-minimum house in Chicago, he says, because the cooling loads are higher, the outside design temperatures are lower, and the geology is different.center_img RELATED ARTICLES Our expert’s opinionHere’s GBA technical director Peter Yost:There is certainly no shortage of GBA information on ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). I would pay particular attention to Henry Gifford’s article, “Ground-Source Heat Pumps Don’t Save Energy.” The comments section of that post also contain valuable information.I remain unconvinced that for single-family detached homes the best investment for high performance is a GSHP. There are well-designed GSHP systems, for sure, but they tend to be better suited to larger projects and remain difficult to install properly. Finding qualified installers remains challenging.There is “new” (2014) guidance on the design of GSHPs from ASHRAE: Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. This version updates the 2007 guide, which was focused on commercial and institutional buildings, and it includes case studies as well as a new section on site characterization. The new section contains a hydrogeological chapter, an area that when not well understood has led to installation issues. This ASHRAE publication is not inexpensive — but then, neither are GSHPs.Finally, there are a number of papers from the latest (2015) International Ground Source Heat Pump Association conference that may prove useful to those investigating GSHPs or who are involved in their design and installation. Minisplits are still a better dealHeat-exchange tubing is one reason GSHPs are more expensive, Dorsett says, and there are a number of other reasons as well: the equipment is made in lower volumes, while minisplits are a “mass-produced commodity in a very competitive market”; it takes more labor to install a GSHP; and there is a greater risk the system won’t work as planned. Minisplits, on the other hand, are a “system in a can” with fewer things to screw up.There are a few trends that could narrow the cost gap, adds Charlie Sullivan.“For a while, minisplits all had modern variable-speed compressors while GSHPs have single or two-speed compressors,” he writes. “Now some GSPHs with variable-speed compressors are available. This allows higher efficiency in part-load conditions, i.e., most of the time. With variable-speed compressors in both, the efficiency advantage of the GSHP becomes stronger.”In addition, directional drilling to make boreholes for GSHPs is starting to become available. Directional drilling, in which boreholes are made diagonally instead of straight down, can be less expensive: “Whether you’ll really be able to get a cost reduction from this approach depends on the capabilities and pricing structure of local drilling companies, but what I’ve read indicates that you can achieve a substantial price reduction.”That said, Sullivan adds, minisplits are still a better deal.last_img read more

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Organize Your DaVinci Resolve Work Area with New Compound Nodes

first_imgIn a fast-paced session, it’s easy to lose track of each node’s function in the tree, especially when time doesn’t allow for labelling each one. DaVinci Resolve 12’s compound nodes offer a solution.When time doesn’t allow for proper labeling, it’s easy to lose track of each node’s function in the tree. New to DaVinci Resolve 12, the compound node condenses the complexity of the node tree, which can organize client comments or help otherwise clean up the node editor. Compound nodes can also allow for various workflow applications, like applying one correction that affects multiple nodes.Or, consider a scenario: perhaps you’ve been addressing an art director’s comments for several minutes, creating multiple serial nodes that can be stepped back through if needed. Let’s say the art director now wants to toggle the result of all of those changes. The easiest way to show this would be to enable and disable a single node. In this case, compound nodes can also help.To use this new feature, nodes must be in direct sequence with each other; the first and third node in a serial node tree can’t become a compound node. First, command-click on each node to be included. The active node doesn’t need to be one of these nodes.Below, the third and fourth node are selected, denoted by the red bar above the thumbnail. The second node will not be included in the compound node even though it is the current node, as seen by the red box highlight.Right-click on any node and select Create Compound Node at the bottom.Create Compound Node is revealed when several nodes in sequence with each other are highlighted.The selected nodes will be grouped and the new node will be identified by a thicker border resembling a stack of cards. It’s subtle, which is why Blackmagic probably thought it was a good idea to label the node by default.The red border becomes thicker than when on a single node, but it’s subtle, so it’s best to keep the compound labelled to avoid confusion.From here, you can step into the group by right-clicking on it and selecting Show Compound Node.This will focus on only this group, functioning like the main node graph area and allowing for further corrections. To leave the nested group and return to the master correction, right-click in the work area and choose Exit Compound Node.Additional corrections can be performed directly on the compound node without stepping into it, or it can be enabled and disabled to satisfy the client scenario described above.Compound nodes can be nested again if needed. One useful application is to limit the compound node with a qualifier, especially if applying something from the Powergrade that features a lot of processing.Change the name of the compound node to something less generic by right-clicking it and selecting Change Label, the same functionality as other nodes. Inputs, outputs, and options for alpha channels can also be added.Labelling the compound node something more specific aids clarity, especially in long, grueling sessions.I hope a feature to destruct a compound node will be implemented by the time of the official non-beta release of Resolve 12, but at the time of this writing no details have been given.What are your favorite new features in DaVinci Resolve 12? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home robbed

first_imgView comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hurting after shock loss to Dyip, Beermen redeem selves by beating Gin Kings Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Now questions were raised why nobody among Pacquiao’s large crew was assigned to take care of the property which is reportedly worth $3 million excluding its content.Pacquiao soundly defeated Broner via unanimous decision Saturday night at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Team Pacquiao members, however, said it was the LAPD which discovered the break-in upon a routine drive by.Bobby Pacquiao, the brother of the eight-division world champ, said it was already the second time the house was burglarized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAuthorities have not yet accounted the missing items from the house but his US-based publicist Fred Sternburg said “nothing substantial was stolen.”The house was left unattended for one week as all members of Team Pacquiao left for Las Vegas for the Broner fight.center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:17Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round01:47Pacquiao: Majority of senators back death penalty but only for drugs02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Manny Pacquiao poses on the scale during a weigh-in Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Adrien Broner in a welterweight championship bout on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)HOLLYWOOD — Manny Pacquiao’s posh Larchmont area residence has been reported ransacked Sunday evening just when he was returning from triumph over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas the previous day.Police cordoned off the house on North Plymouth Blvd after a private citizen reported of a burglary, according to reports.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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Liverpool need ‘money-throwing’ Champions League, says Jürgen Klopp

first_imgTopics Klopp had a withering rebuke for pundits who, like Neville, have suggested Liverpool would benefit in the title race from exiting the Champions League. “It is so easy to sit in an office or a studio and talk about things like that,” he said. “You draw a season and say the best way to go through it is to go out of all the cup competitions early.“You do that and in that moment the same people go for you like mad. Now it is closer to the end of the season and it is allowed to go out of the Champions League without even trying to go through? That’s really mad.” Read more Read more Jürgen Klopp has said the Champions League is a “money-throwing competition” vital to Liverpool because the club depends on its own revenue streams for success and not a wealthy benefactor.The Liverpool manager underlined the importance of Wednesday’s last-16 tie against Bayern Munich as he rejected claims by pundits such as Gary Neville that elimination could help his team win the Premier League. “That’s the reason why they don’t have a job on the sideline – one of the reasons,” he said. Liverpool made £72m from reaching last season’s Champions League final, money that contributed to a world record pre-tax profit for a football club of £125m for the 2017-18 financial year. Given their domestic and European rivalry with Manchester City, who are under investigation by Uefa and the Premier League for alleged financial fair play breaches, which they deny, Klopp said it was imperative Champions League revenue continues to flow into Anfield.He refused last week to be drawn on the investigations into City. But, before the second leg in Munich of a tie poised at 0-0, he made the distinction between Liverpool developing within their own financial means and clubs relying on individuals to fund success.“We have to qualify constantly for Champions League,” Klopp said. “That’s what gives us the money to improve to make the next step and then the next step. When we qualified by beating Napoli [in December], I’m not sure how much it was worth [£10.67m for winning the game and reaching the knockout stage] but it was a lot of money in one game. I didn’t think for a second before that game: ‘Oh my God, we have to earn this money for the club’, but after we got through it was like: ‘Wow, that is proper money.’“It is a money-throwing competition and we have to be in it as long as possible because we have to improve the situation for the club. It’s not like we can always ask people: ‘Do you have some money? Do you have some money?’ We have to earn most of the money for ourselves with the football that we play. That is exactly what you can do in the Champions League. If it happens, it will be a great night. If it doesn’t happen it is not the end of the world but I don’t think for a second that it will not happen.” Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Liverpool Share on Pinterest Jürgen Klopp news Share on Twitter Liverpool and Bayern Munich trade blows but draw leaves tie poised Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Experience the key for Jürgen Klopp in Bayern Munich showdown Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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TOTE Phase 1 of LNG Conversion Complete

first_imgzoom TOTE Maritime Alaska, part of American marine transportation group TOTE, has completed the first of four conversion periods for the Orca class vessels, a process which will enable the ships to use LNG as fuel. TOTE Maritime’s North Star arrived in Anchorage on February 25, completing its first voyage after being outfitted with two LNG tanks immediately behind the ship’s bridge.In addition to the LNG tanks and accompanying infrastructure, the ship received engine updates necessary to utilize LNG as a fuel and underwent a standard regulatory dry-dock, the company said.In 2017, the company contracted MAN PrimeServ, a division of MAN Diesel & Turbo, to convert two roll on/roll-off (RoRo) ships to dual-fuel operation.This conversion is expected to reduce air emissions from the 65,314 gross ton ships, eliminating sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter while reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide.“We are excited to be the first shipping company in the United States to undertake this important environmental effort” Mike Noone, President of TOTE Maritime Alaska, noted.Over the next four years, three more conversion periods will be required to finalize the transition of TOTE Maritime Alaska’s vessels to LNG. Each of these conversion periods will take place in the winter. The conversion of both ships is scheduled to be complete in Q1 of 2021.last_img read more

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