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PARKING TODAY NEWS Standard Parking Corp. announced first-quarter 2011 net

income attributable to the company of $3.8 million, or $0.23 per share, an increase of 28% from $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the first quarter of 2010. It generated $6.0 million of free cash flow in the quarter, as compared with $1.4 million generated in first quarter 2010. Based on the first-quarter results, the company is affirming its 2011 full-year performance expectations for EPS in the range of $1.10 to $1.20 and for free cash flow of between $15 million and $20 million. Structural Group, a Baltimore-based specialty-contracting

firm, has announced a name change to Structural. The firm com- bines specialty construction and maintenance services with pro- prietary technology to solve engineering and construction chal- lenges. Capitalizing on more than 35 years of service in the com- mercial, industrial, energy, public and transportation markets around the world, the new name will establish a platform for a collaborative environment among all locations. Entities known as Structural Group, Structural Preservation Systems and Elec- troTech CP will now be rebranded under the Structural name. Streetline Inc. has appointedMikeMcEvoy as Senior Vice

President of Engineering and Kelly Schwager as Vice President and head of Global Marketing and Communications. A sea- soned IT executive, McEvoy will oversee the company’s prod- uct development and engineering teams, including Parker, its guided parking consumer smartphone application. Schwager previously worked at SAP AG, where she was a member of the company’s senior leadership teamand served as Vice President, Global Communications. Metric Group announces itsWeb ASLAN-hosted back-office

solution. At the heart of ASLAN lies the web-based Alert appli- cation, which provides the communication interface with the net- worked parking machines. This service is offered in Pay & Dis- play, Pay by License Plate and Pay by Space. Users are able to configure, manage and monitor their parking machines in real- time with the rich, yet simple interface. AMAG Technology, to further support its growth and com-

mitment to the security consultant community, has hired Bernice Noriz as Business DevelopmentManager. She will work closely with security engineers, architects and consultants in theWestern U.S. to cultivate relationships, and to identify, create and manage new business opportunities for the company. She reports to Jody Ross, Director of Business Development. Coin Acceptors Inc. (Coinco) has hired Mark Giroux as

National Sales Director for both Coinco and Royal Vendors, and has promoted Ron Hoormann to Senior Vice President of Engi- neering. Giroux brings with him a wealth of sales and manage- ment experience within the beverage industry. Hoormann has worked in several key engineering/management positions with- in the company, providing support as its Chief Technical Officer. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

is seeking 2011 summer internships through its Concrete Indus- tryManagement (CIM) program. “CIMstudents are able to gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure, while learning more about the concrete industry…and contributing to the companies providing the internships,” said Brian Gallagher, Chair of the CIM Marketing Committee. If your company is able to provide such an internship, contact NRMCA’s Nicole Maher at (240) 485- 1158 or The five-level, 525-space Cobb County parking deck in

downtown Marietta, GA, near the courthouse and county offices, was officially opened in mid-April. The $7.5 million facility was


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funded solely off parking revenues; no taxpayer money was used. Designed by a team of area architects led by Praxis3 and built by Choate Construction, it features LEED technologies and state-of-the-art security and parking control devices. Government officials including county Chairman Tim Lee, Support Services Agency Director J. Virgil Moon, Chief Judge Superior Court Robert Flourney III and county Manager David Hankerson made remarks at the opening ceremony. As of mid-April, Ace ParkingManagement has operations

stretching coast to coast, increasing its reach to eight states and Washington, DC. Ace began operations at the SofitelWashing- ton DC Lafayette Square hotel in early April and at the Renais- sance Arlington Capital View hotel and Residence Inn in Vir- ginia in March. “Expanding to the East Coast is huge for us,” said Keith Jones, Managing Principal and third generation owner- ship. “We’ve predominantly been aWest Coast operation with a growing presence in the South, so we are very excited to enter a new region of the country.” Federal APD has announced that Signature Control Sys-

tems (SCS), a Premier Distributor since 1987, now serves as its distributor in the Greater Louisville, KY, area. Jon Bowsher, SCS President and CEO, said, “Our entire company is excited to have this opportunity to provide unmatched service to the Louisville market.”Said Federal VP and GM Mark McNicholas: “(SCS) will bring a level of professionalism and customer service that will benefit the entire Louisville parking community.” Tagmaster North America has announced an installation in

the Reforma 222 parking garage in downtown Mexico City. Grupo Danhos, a real estate firm with more than 28 years of experience in development, construction and operation of office buildings and shopping centers, primarily in Mexico City, was looking to improve the access control of its garage, where monthly users and residents used proximity cards to get into the parking facilities. Automatización y Tráfico Alto S.A. de C.V., an experienced parking and security provider, took the lead in this installation. Lunera Lighting, a Silicon Valley, CA, company that

designs, manufactures and markets next-generation LED light- ing, has announced its 5400 Series has won a platinum ADEX 2011 award. Lunera partnered with Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Systems to deliver the edge-lit LED lighting fixture compatible with Armstrong TechZone Ceiling Systems. The sleek, energy efficient, linear fixture creates a clean, elegant ceiling visual and provides voluminous light when installed in the 6-inch-wide technical zone. Metric Parking, the UK’s only manufacturer of pay-and-

display parking machines, has come out tops for quality in an evaluation by , a newly formed purchasing organization.. Pro 5 joins five of the largest public sector professional buying organi- zations in the UK, with a combined purchasing power in excess of £2 billion a year: Eastern Shire Purchasing Organisation, Cen- tral Buying Consortium, North Eastern Purchasing Organisa- tion, West Mercia Supplies and Yorkshire Purchasing. TheMiami Parking Authority Courthouse Center in down-

town Miami has received the Florida Parking Association 2010 Award of Excellence for New Parking Structure. The develop- ment combines 852 parking spaces with 41,000 square feet of office space and 4,100 square feet of retail space. The award was presented to Timothy Haahs and Associates, lead designer of the development. The judges evaluated such details as functional design (layout, traffic and pedestrian flow, etc.) as well as archi- Continued on Page 12

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