Draker Labs move reflects growth, future expansion

first_imgDraker Labs, a provider of high performance turnkey monitoring systems for large commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, is moving into new, larger offices on April 1, 2011. The company’s new offices will be located in the Maltex building at 431 Pine Street in Burlington, VT. The move reflects significant growth the company experienced during 2010 as well as future expansion plans.Commenting on the upcoming move, Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis noted that the company doubled its staff in the past 12 months and expects to do so again in the coming year. ‘The original Draker building has served us well over the past 10 years but given recent and projected growth we knew we needed more space. The new facility will more than double our current space and allow us to continue to expand as needed.’ Curtis added that, ‘We are excited to be moving into the Maltex building, a beautifully renovated historic property situated near Lake Champlain and at the center of what is fast becoming a hub for technology companies located in the Burlington area.’Draker’s new offices are being outfitted to accommodate the company’s manufacturing, operations, hardware and software development, and sales and marketing groups. Draker’s executive offices will also be located at the new facility. The company will continue to maintain a west coast operations and sales office located at 1029 H Street, Suite 301 in Sacramento, CA.Draker’s main phone and fax numbers will remain unchanged. Effective April 1, 2011, the company’s new address will be:Draker Labs431 Pine Street, Suite 114Burlington, VT 05401About Draker LaboratoriesDraker Laboratories provides highly accurate and reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial and utility-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets.  As a supplier of complete, end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker provides turnkey systems that combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive Web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. For more information, visit www.drakerlabs.com(link is external).(March 24, 2011 – Burlington, VT) Draker Labslast_img read more


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Offering a ‘cheer’ for America

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will wind up its seventh season June 3 and 4 with a program laden with patriotic music. The concert will kick off with “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” arranged by Mark Hayes. Accompanist Ann Moore will display her keyboard artistry in a solo performance of “American Declaration,” and Chorale soprano Leslie Garman will solo on “My Man’s Gone Now” from “Porgy and Bess.” “This concert represents a musical salute to everything good in this land,” Chorale director Allan Petker said. “We’ll do a variety of old favorites along with some very dramatic and emotional pieces. In other words, we’ll have fun with familiar pieces, while maintaining a dignified perspective on the sacrifices that made this country great.” One selection reminiscent of America’s revolutionary spirit 230 years ago will be the performance of Randall Thompson’s “The Testament of Freedom,” four selected writings of Thomas Jefferson. And Ron Kean’s “American Mass” weaves American hymns and spirituals into a traditional missa brevis (short mass). The Chorale also will present the premiere performance of a new medley of Irving Berlin tunes arranged by Santa Clarita resident Jan Sanborn. Sanborn has woven together three Berlin favorites – “Blue Skies,” “It’s a Lovely Day Today” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” – into one arrangement. The spring season will be celebrated with Aaron Copland’s “Stomp Your Foot,” “The Promise of Living,” and “Simple Gifts,” arranged by David L. Brunner. Several folk songs and spirituals will be featured, including “Camptown Races” and “Witness,” arranged by Jack Halloran; “Going Over Home,” arranged by Glenn H. Finney; and “The Battle of Jericho,” arranged by Moses Hogan. The Chorale will also perform Stephen Foster’s toe-tapping “Some Folks Do,” arranged by Mark Hayes. The men will present a David Dickau arrangement of “America the Beautiful,” and the women will present Robert Greenlee’s folk song, “Johnny Has Gone for A Soldier,” in addition to Copland’s “The Horses.” Performances of “Stand Up and Cheer!” are scheduled for 7 p.m. June 3 and 3:30 p.m. June 4 at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets are $19 for general admission and $14 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at The Cobblestone Cottage, 24335 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; at Cookbooks Plus, 24339 San Fernando Road, Newhall; and at Rooms and Blooms, 24264 Valencia Blvd, Valencia. Order forms are also available on the Chorale’s Web site, www.scmasterchorale.org. For information, call (661) 254-8886.last_img read more

Has the Eagle LANDED? Former Inter Milan manager set for Crystal Palace job

first_img The 47-year-old is set to replace the departed Sam Allardyce 1 Crystal Palace look to be closing in on the appointment of Frank de Boer as their new manager, according to reports.The Eagles are looking for their eighth boss in seven years in the wake of Sam Allardyce’s shock resignation having kept the London club in the Premier League.Several candidates are said to have been short-listed, including Marco Silva, who has since taken over at Watford following his departure from relegated Hull, Christophe Galtier, Mauricio Pellegrino and Burnley boss Sean Dyche.Reports in Holland suggest former Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers De Boer is now in pole position to take over at Selhurst Park, though.Palace have not yet made any comment on their recruitment process, with chairman Steve Parish understood to be on holiday although that would not necessarily delay any announcement.The Eagles will want to have the new man in place ahead of the trip to Hong Kong in mid-July for the Premier League Asia Trophy, which will also feature Liverpool, West Brom and Leicester.De Boer, 47, left his last job at Inter Milan in November – having been in charge for only 14 matches – after he was unable to produce the consistency which saw him deliver the Eredivisie title for Ajax over four consecutive seasons.last_img read more