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and around the world. Group Executive Director Lee Slade said that Larsen, based in the firm’sAtlanta office, “brings the man- agement skills we need to get to the next level of teamwork and client value.” Pelcomanagement, as part of its newly invigorated commit-


ment to technology innovation, reduced time tomarket, total cus- tomer satisfaction and complete product quality, hasmade sever- al internal operational changes, including naming GregMillar, Chief Technology Officer; Ben Kimbell,Vice President, Engi- neering and Product Development; Joel Larner,Vice President, ProgramManagement; JoanneWeber-Fosnight,Vice President, Product Support; and Cliff Holtz, SeniorVice President,Ameri- ca Sales and GlobalMarketing. For the third year in a row,Mapei International, a leader in


producing adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the building industry, contributed a $10,000 gift certificate to the CIMbenefit auction at theWorld ofConcrete 2010 in early Feb- ruary. The certificate is valid for the purchase of products from the company’s line of pre-mium concrete restoration systems, including underlayments, toppings and waterproofing. Abu Dhabi InternationalAirport is undergoing an expan-


sion program. In their search to equip the new car park at Termi- nal 3, officials turned to Al-Falak, the authorized Skidata dealer in the UAE. In making a shift from exit cashier payment to pay- on-foot stations, SkyParkwas looking for a state-of-the-art solu- tion, integrating parking management with single-space guid- ance and license plate recognition. They deployed Skidata Pow- er.Cash machines, with EMV credit card solutions; ANPR by Sagoss Ltd.; and an SSG systemfromIndect. Most companies have only three to four major events per


year. These require extra equipment to pull off the job, such as podiums, key boxes, umbrellas and cones (at times, 50 to 100), plus additional signage. In addition to the huge cost of purchas- ing the equipment, the problemafter the event is over is deciding where to store the excess equipment.With this in mind, SD2K Inc., the valet parking equipment specialist, has launched a rental division. Get details at www.sd2k.com. Officials from PolyBrite International, a manufacturer of


environmentally sustainable LED lamps and lighting systems, were among a group that met with members of Congress Feb. 2- 3 inWashington Entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors who support climate and clean energy legislation pushed the importance of a strong limit on carbon emissions and the effect it has on future investments and job growth. FinfrockConstructionwas recently selected byDowntown


Dania Beach Development to provide the design and construc- tion services for a 440-car garage for CityHall.The ground-plus- three-elevated-levels garage, in Dania Beach, FL, is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Finfrock also is construct- ing another garage in Dania Beach, for the South Florida RegionalTransportationAuthority. Finfrock Industries will provide precast/prestressed concrete for the garage. The City ofHonolulu has placed an order valued at $10mil-


lion for 24 Nova LFS buses, with options on additional vehicles. The buses will be assembled in Nova Bus’ upstate New York plant and delivered in late 2010. The City of Honolulu andOahuTransit Services are keen-


ly customer-focused, andNova Bus is proud to partnerwith them in enhancing their fleet, which provides over 72.5 million rides annually to the community of Honolulu.


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Send information for this section to: Editor@parkingtoday.com Nova Bus President and CEOMr. Gilles Dion welcomed


the news, stating, “The Nova Bus team is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with an innovative organization like the City of Honolulu.We realize the pivotal role public transit plays in their community, and we will work diligently to make this partnership amutual success.” Since opening its facilities in Plattsburgh,NY,Nova Bus has


been awarded contracts totaling over $120 million from transit authorities such asMTA/NewYork City Transit and CT Transit. Nova Bus’ presence in NewYork has led to the creation of more than 250 direct jobs and five times asmany indirect jobs through productive relationships with over 150 suppliers. For the sixth year running, Kimley-Horn andAssociates


has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” this year at No. 62. The employee- owned engineering and planning firm, with more than 1,500 staff, says it’s organized around its “practice builders” – engineer- ing and design professionals who build a business, or practice, in their area of specialization, under the support of the larger firm. Details are on the CNN/Money.com website and in the maga- zine’s Feb. 8 issue. CreditCall, a leading card payment solutions provider, has


been awarded what it says is one of the parking industry’s most demanding, high-value contracts. As of Jan. 11, the company began processing all long- and short-termand business car park- ing payments for Apcoa at BAA HeathrowAirport (Terminals 1 to 5) in London.Apcoa won the high-volume contract and chose long-term partner CreditCall to process the 3 million card trans- actions it anticipates at Heathrow this year. KSWMicrotecAG, a supplier of RFID components and


inlays for secure cards and documents, receivedMasterCard certification for its facilities and production process late last year. Following its strategy to offer RFID components andThin- lams for high-security applications in eBanking and eGovern- ment, the company expanded its production environment com- pliant with the EAL 5+ security standard at its headquarters in Dresden, Germany. CubicTransportation Systems, a unit ofCubicCorp., has


been awarded a $15 million contract to design, deliver and pro- vide services for a newsmart card ticketing and revenuemanage- ment system for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), which will be interoperable withMiami- Dade County’s EasyCard system. Tri-Rail, the commuter rail service connecting Palm Beach and Broward counties withMia- mi-Dade, will be the first transit agency to join in the creation of a South Florida regional system. UC San Diego, one ofAmerica’s leading research universi-


ties, has selected the team that will be responsible for designing and building a 323,000-square-foot parking structure on its East Campus. The cast-in-place concrete garage will provide more than 1,000 spaces at the Thornton Hospital Cardiovascular Cen- ter, which is undergoing a four-story, 128,000-square-foot expansion. The design-build team responsible for the five-level parking structure includes Bomel Construction Co., general contractor; International Parking Design, architect of record; WolfArchitecture, design architect; and Hope Engineering, structural engineer. Six Card Solutions (formerly 3C) recently noted that it “would like to thank all parking companies and operators that


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