Jeep® Brand Dominates the Sixth Rebelle Rally

Jeep® Wrangler sweeps the podium, Wrangler 4xe is the first electrified vehicle to win the Rebelle Rally

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Wrangler 4xe places first and second overall while also taking Bone Stock and Electrified titles
  • Overall, the Jeep Wrangler takes the top three positions and Jeep 4×4 vehicles take five of the top 10 positions
  • Team 4xEventure (team 129) of Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit and their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe take overall win along with Bone Stock and Electrified awards
  • The mother and daughter team of Christine and Emily Benzie and their 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Team Jeep Thrills (team 177) brought home a strong second place
  • Jeep proudly teamed up with Team Asdzáá Skoden Rebelles (team 160) of Shandiina Peters and Racquel Black, the first all-Navajo team to compete in the Rally
  • Since the Rebelle Rally started six years ago, Jeep 4×4 vehicles have won five of six overall wins
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers 49 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range with no range anxiety

When the dust settled after the sixth Rebelle Rally, Jeep® SUVs overwhelmingly led the pack. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first electrified vehicle to win the 1,500-mile trek across the Nevada and California deserts, finishing in both first and second place, taking the overall win and the Bone Stock award. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler swept the podium, securing the top three positions, while also taking five of the top 10 spots.

“The Jeep brand continues to dominate for a reason,” said Emily Miller, founder – Rebelle Rally. “Off the showroom floor, a Jeep 4×4 is an exceptionally capable vehicle to take on the Rebelle Rally. The Wrangler 4xe definitely proved itself in an impressive way, taking the top two positions in the overall competition.”

Team 4xEventure (team 129) of Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit and their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe took the overall win and Bone Stock award in this year’s Rebelle Rally. The team’s Wrangler Rubicon 4xe was also the top-scoring electrified vehicle. Barlow and Petereit were consistently dominant, taking the most points in four of the seven stages, never scoring lower than third. This is Petereit’s third overall win while placing on the podium in her two other years of competition, making her the most successful Rebelle Rally competitor. 

“The course was more challenging than ever this year, but the Wrangler 4xe made it easy,” said Nena Barlow of Team 4xEventure. “We torqued up dunes and rock-crawled mountains and washes with ease and efficiency. Not to mention, we never lacked for range or power.”

Team Jeep Thrills (team 177) brought home a strong second place. The mother and daughter team of Christine and Emily Benzie and their 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe took one stage win and never finished out of the top 10. This is their third Rebelle podium in the Bone Stock category, with one win, and their first podium in the overall.  

“The Rubicon 4xe was pure pleasure to drive during the Rally,” said Emily Benzie of Team Jeep Thrills. “The suspension smoothed the many whoops and washouts we encountered in the Nevada and California deserts. On the third day of competition, we opened the Sky One-Touch Power-Top, without having to stop the Jeep, to admire the steep cliff faces of the scenic Titus Canyon in Death Valley, and then closed it as a dust storm began to form on the valley floor. On the last afternoon, the added torque from the Rubicon 4xe electric mode combined with the eight-speed transmission created the perfect machine to tackle the soft sand in the large dunes of the Glamis sand dune complex.”

Jeep proudly teamed up with Team Asdzáá Skoden Rebelles (team 160) of Shandiina Peters and Racquel Black, the first all-Navajo team to compete in the Rally. As Rebelle Rally rookies, they piloted their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe to a respectable finish of 29th overall. 

“Participating in the Rebelle Rally this year was definitely an unforgettable experience,” said Racquel Black of Team Asdzáá Skoden Rebelles. “Our opportunity and success at the rally came to fruition because of the Jeep brand’s amazing sponsorship of the beautiful and powerful plug-in hybrid Wrangler Rubicon 4xe!”

The Bone Stock designation requires vehicles to be as delivered from the manufacturer, with the only allowances for aftermarket tires and wheels in the factory sizes. New last year, the Electrified Designation applies to EVs, PHEVs and hybrid vehicles. 

“The Jeep brand has supported the Rebelle Rally since the beginning six years ago and, this year, we were excited to showcase the new Wrangler 4xe in the most difficult off-road rally conditions,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “It’s a testament to our teams in the race and our engineering teams at home that this year Jeep Wrangler swept the podium, with two Wrangler 4xe SUVs placing first and second overall, as well taking the Bone Stock and electrified awards without a single issue the entire Rally. Congratulations to everyone who rallied this year.”

As the Jeep brand works toward its ultimate goal of zero-emission freedom, events like the Rebelle Rally are key to prove and showcase both its industry-best 4×4 capability, as well as its class-exclusive, off-road 4xe powertrain. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers 49 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range with no range anxiety.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 2.0-liter I-4 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission for nearly silent propulsion and enhanced 4×4 off-road capability, without EV range anxiety. This arrangement enables the Trail Rated Jeep Wrangler 4xe to retain running gear that includes solid front and rear axles, full-time two-speed transfer case, a fully articulating suspension and 30 inches of water fording capability.

The E-Selec modes let the driver tailor the Jeep Wrangler 4xe propulsion to the trip: hybrid, electric and eSave, which conserves the battery pack charge for later use. The Wrangler 4xe’s 17-kilowatt-hour battery pack recharges in approximately two hours on Level 2 (220-volt) power and in about 12 hours on Level 1 (110-volt) household power.

The Rebelle Rally is the longest competitive off-road rally in the United States. Traversing over 2,500 kilometers through Nevada and California’s iconic terrain, it is an endurance competition for women consisting of precision driving and navigating – not fastest speed. The competition is innovative and unique, using maps, compass, roadbooks and strategy – known as Rebelle format. GPS and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited. Remote and off-grid for eight competition days, the Rebelle Rally is considered a proving ground for people, products and stock manufacturer vehicles. To learn more, visit www.rebellerally.com.  

Jeep Brand
Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations. Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.

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Hygienix Innovation Award Finalist: Glatfelter’s GlatPure™ Back Sheet

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glatfelter Corporation (NYSE: GLT), a leading global supplier of engineered materials, has been nominated as a top three finalist for the 2021 Hygienix Innovation Award for its sustainable, cellulose-based GlatPure™ back sheet used in Hygiene products. This award promotes innovation within the disposable absorbent hygiene market.

“We are committed to offering our customers materials that are unique in terms of performance, comfort, and raw material composition, and can be responsibly disposed at end-of-life.” said Chris Astley, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We are proud to be nominated for this prestigious award.”

GlatPure™ is the first breathable, functional, non-leak barrier sheet available on the market that uses cellulose-based fibers and is compliant with the European Single-Use Plastics Directive. Our state-of-the-art back sheet provides customers with a dependable and sustainable solution, while remaining durable, soft, and breathable.

GlatPure™ offers reliable converting and is designed to be combined with Glatfelter’s high-performing absorbent cores and acquisition and distribution layers. Glatfelter will be presenting its innovations at Hygienix, a premier event for absorbent hygiene and personal care markets which is being held November 15-18, 2021 in Scottsdale, AZ.

About Glatfelter

Glatfelter is a leading global supplier of engineered materials. The Company’s high-quality, innovative, and customizable solutions are found in tea and single-serve coffee filtration, personal hygiene, and packaging products as well as home improvement and industrial applications. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Company’s annualized net sales approximate $1 billion with customers in over 100 countries and approximately 2,550 employees worldwide. Operations include twelve manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. Additional information about the Company may be found at www.glatfelter.com.

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Vocational truck prices up 35% in the U.S. according to Ritchie Bros. October Market Trends Report

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This month’s report includes a special feature on dump trucks, mechanics trucks, flatbeds and more

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Ritchie Bros.’ October Market Trends Report continues to show positive pricing trends across all its equipment indexes, with vocational truck prices up 35% in the United States, while truck tractors and medium earthmoving are up 46% and 38% respectively (for the three months ending September 30, 2021).   

With this month’s report, Ritchie Bros. has included a special focus on vocational trucks sold in the United States and Canada. When looking specifically at mixer trucks, mechanics trucks, and flatbed trucks sold in the U.S. you will notice older units selling for more money as many companies are holding on to equipment & trucks longer today because of the uncertainty in the supply chain for new assets. In Q3 2021 alone, the median price for mechanics trucks in the U.S. is up 54% year over year and up 69% in Canada.  

“We continue to drive unprecedented demand across all our marketplaces, with our two most recent regional auction events in September registering more than 20,000+ online bidders combined,” said Doug Olive, Senior Vice President (Pricing), Ritchie Bros. “Transportation equipment prices are hitting new record levels, while medium earthmoving, aerial, and vocational truck prices also continue to climb.”

Doug Rusch, Managing Director of Rouse Sales, added, “Used equipment is transacting at the highest price levels we’ve seen in five years at Rouse. In fact, the rise in retail values is accelerating, with values in August and September increasing at a more significantly rapid rate than the first half of 2021. Coinciding with the rise in retail values,

which climbed an additional 3% in September, we have seen a moderate decline in used equipment sales volumes, as used supply remains tight across the industry and fleet owners carefully manage available inventory.”

The free October report is now available for download at: rbassetsolutions.com/market-trends-report.


Used Commercial Assets – Pricing Highlights

Price change (±1.5%) year-over-year for the 3 months ending September 30, 2021


Categories


USA


CANADA

Large Earthmoving

Increased ~

12%

Increased ~

7%

Medium Earthmoving

Increased ~

38%

Increased ~

27%

Aerial

Increased ~

34%

Increased ~

17%

Truck Tractors

Increased ~

46%

Increased ~

17%

Vocational Trucks

Increased ~

35%

Increased ~

23%

  Source: Ritchie Bros. transactional data

Ritchie Bros.’ Market Trends application is an independent part of Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions (rbassetsolutions.com), a cloud-based asset management and disposition system with a suite of tools and services to help customers better manage, analyze, and sell their assets. For more information about Market Trends, please email [email protected].


About Ritchie Bros.:

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a number of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing the exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, a controlled marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Ritchie List, a self-serve listing service for North America; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The Company’s suite of solutions also includes Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions and Rouse Services LLC, which together provides a complete end-to-end asset management, data-driven intelligence and performance benchmarking system. Ritchie Bros. also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, and Kruse Energy, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.

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Jarrell, TX: Top 10 U.S. Homebuilder Opens New Section in Popular Development

NOW SELLING: Eastwood at Sonterra. New homes with community amenities

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS), a top 10 national homebuilder, announced that its third community in Jarrell’s popular 1,400-acre Sonterra West development is now selling, boasting amenities like a swimming pool, clubhouse, and trails—in addition to future planned amenities. Named Eastwood at Sonterra, the community also features an inspired lineup of single- and two-story floor plans, making it easy for homebuyers to find a home that fits their needs and lifestyle. Along with community amenities and new homes, Eastwood at Sonterra offers an attractive location with small-town charm and easy access to a variety of shopping and dining in neighboring Georgetown, Round Rock and Temple.

Learn more at CenturyCommunities.com/Eastwood

“Sonterra West is one of the most exciting developments in Jarrell, and we’re thrilled to open up our third community in this up-and-coming location,” said Brian Bekker, Austin Division President. “From versatile floor plans to community amenities and small-town charm, Eastwood at Sonterra is a fantastic opportunity for homebuyers and is sure to sell fast.”

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • New homes from the upper $200s to $400s
  • 96 homes
  • Single- and two-story floor plans
  • 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2 to 4 baths, up to 2,560 square feet
  • 2-bay garages
  • 42″ kitchen cabinets, the Century Home Connect® smart home package and more included
  • 3 model homes will be available for tour in early 2022

AREA AMENITIES:

  • Jarrell Independent School District
  • Quick access to I-35 and Highway 130
  • Within commuting distance of downtown Austin, Georgetown, Temple and Waco
  • Close proximity to outdoor attractions, like Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Lake Georgetown, Chalk Ridge Falls Park and Dana Peak Park

Community address: 508 Bailey Park Drive, Jarrell, TX 76537

For more information, call 512.884.5788.

About Century Communities

Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS) is a top 10 national homebuilder, offering new homes under the Century Communities and Century Complete brands. Century is engaged in all aspects of homebuilding — including the acquisition, entitlement and development of land, along with the construction, innovative marketing and sale of quality homes designed to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers. The Colorado-based company operates in 17 states and over 40 markets across the U.S., and also offers title, insurance and lending services in select markets through its Parkway Title, IHL Home Insurance Agency, and Inspire Home Loans subsidiaries. To learn more about Century Communities, please visit www.centurycommunities.com.

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RCI Announces Closing on the Acquisition of 11 Adult Clubs in Six States

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HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) announced closing yesterday on the acquisition of 11 adult nightclubs in six states, the clubs’ intellectual property, and six related real estate properties. The company previously announced definitive agreements for the acquisition on July 26. Financial terms remained the same.

Eric Langan, President and CEO of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., said, “We’re excited about this acquisition and the new team members who are joining us. The new clubs increase our current unit count by 23%, to 58 locations. They expand our footprint with five in Denver, CO; two near St. Louis, MO; and one each in Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Raleigh, NC, and Portland, ME. They generated approximately $40 million in revenue and $14 million in adjusted EBITDA in the year ended December 31, 2019. We expect them to be accretive to earnings and cash flow in year one and hope to improve upon their run rate.”

Approximately $3 million in maintenance capital expenditures is expected to be spent on the newly acquired locations in the current fiscal 2022 to significantly revitalize the clubs and improve the customer experience. Company-wide, RCI FY22 maintenance capex is expected to total about $7 million.

Clubs Acquired


Club Name


Location


URL

Mile High Men’s Club

Denver, CO*



https://milehighmensclub.com/

PT’s Showclub Centerfold

Denver, CO*



https://ptscenterfold.com/

The Diamond Cabaret Denver

Denver, CO



https://thediamondcabaret.com/

PT’s Showclub Denver

Denver, CO*



https://ptsshowclubdenver.com/

La Boheme Gentlemen’s Cabaret

Denver, CO



https://labohemegc.com/

PT’s Showclub Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN*



https://ptsshowclubindy.com/

PT’s Showclub Louisville

Louisville, KY*



https://ptsshowclublouisville.com/

PT’s Showclub Portland

Portland, ME*



https://ptsshowclubportland.com/

The Men’s Club of Raleigh

Raleigh, NC



https://mensclubraleigh.com/

The Diamond Cabaret St Louis

Sauget, IL



https://diamondcabaretstlouis.com/

Country Rock Cabaret

Sauget, IL



https://countryrockcabaret.com/

* Real estate being acquired.

About RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK)

With more than 50 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country’s leading company in gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Louisville, and other markets operate under brand names such as Rick’s Cabaret, XTC, Club Onyx, Vivid Cabaret, Jaguars Club, Tootsie’s Cabaret, and Scarlett’s Cabaret. Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name Bombshells Restaurant & Bar. Please visit http://www.rcihospitality.com/

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this press release, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with (i) operating and managing an adult business, (ii) the business climates in cities where it operates, (iii) the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company’s businesses, (iv) cyber security, (v) conditions relevant to real estate transactions, (vi) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, (vii) the acquisition of the clubs and real estate that are the subject of this press release, and (viii) numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. For more detailed discussion of such factors and certain risks and uncertainties, see RCI’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020, as well as its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.

Media & Investor Contacts:
Gary Fishman and Steven Anreder at 212-532-3232 or [email protected] and [email protected]

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Rocket Pro TPO Announces Major Initiatives to Grow, Strengthen and Protect Mortgage Brokers’ Businesses

Company brings Rocket Tech, the Rocket Network and Rocket Marketing to mortgage brokers across the country

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DETROIT, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rocket Pro TPO, the division of Rocket Mortgage working exclusively with independent mortgage brokers, today announced several innovations to help brokers grow, strengthen and protect their businesses. One year ago today, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS) rebranded to Rocket Pro TPO. At the time, Austin Niemiec, Rocket Pro TPO Executive Vice President, promised brokers the change represented more than a new name – it was a commitment that brokers would benefit from innovative Rocket Technology, relationships and the Rocket brand to help their businesses thrive. Today’s announcement is a further extension of that commitment.

“We believe true leaders help brokers succeed. They view the world with a limitless mindset. The mortgage market is huge, the pie is nearly infinite and it’s our responsibility to help the brokers who work with us get a bigger piece of it,” said Niemiec.  “Today’s announcement is about breaking barriers and building bridges – helping brokers leverage the tools, resources and knowledge Rocket Mortgage has built as the nation’s largest mortgage lender.”

Rocket Technology

As a true partner to mortgage brokers, Rocket Pro TPO committed to deliver $100 million of Rocket technology to its broker partners in 2021. The lender has delivered many game-changing tools – including Pathfinder, the proprietary mortgage guideline search engine; Rocket Connect, providing brokers communication with underwriters and operational leaders directly in the broker portal and Rocket Pro TPO’s new pricing calculator that can deliver brokers a pricing estimate quickly and easily.

Today, Rocket Pro TPO is announcing one of the biggest tech additions in years. Brokers’ clients can now use a brand-new Rocket Pro TPO Client Portal, to upload and eSign their mortgage documents. The brokers will also be able to choose how to brand the portal – they can have their brand stand alone or co-brand it with Rocket, showing they are aligned with industry-leading technology. This new technology will save brokers time and help them grow their businesses.

Rocket Pro TPO has been piloting this new client portal with its Pinnacle Partners the last several months and will be onboarding more partners each week until the national launch in December. Just like with all Rocket technology, the team will be continually innovating, acting on feedback and growing the resource.

Rocket Network

There are nearly 2 million licensed real estate agents in the country. Roughly 170,000 real estate professionals, or just eight percent of all agents, have closed a loan with one of Rocket Pro TPO’s broker partners in the last 12 months. With today’s announcements, Rocket Pro TPO will help its partners connect with more real estate professionals and leverage those relationships to grow their businesses.

One of the ways brokers can meet more agents is through Rocket Homes, a technology-driven real estate service provider. The company has a fast-growing 50-state home search site and a nationwide network of nearly 25,000 verified partner agents. Many homebuyers who visit the Rocket Homes site are not working with a mortgage company. Starting this week, however, when Rocket Homes connects homebuyers with one of its partner agents, the company will also introduce select buyers to one of Rocket Pro TPO’s Pinnacle Partners.

Rocket Pro TPO is also connecting brokers with real estate agents through “Pro Mixers,” networking events where brokers can benefit from the agent relationships Rocket has forged over the last 36 years. The first Pro Mixer will be in November with 200 real estate agents and Rocket Pro TPO partners coming together in San Francisco. The company will be sharing details of other Pro Mixer events across the country in the months to come.

As Rocket Pro TPO’s partners grow their relationships with agents, the company is actively ensuring those relationships are protected. If a broker partner closes a loan with a real estate professional, Rocket Mortgage will not proactively reach out to the agent. To manage this, Rocket Pro TPO has built a proprietary tracking engine, which will be featured in the broker portal, detailing which agents each broker is working with to ensure those relationships are protected.

“We know our broker partners work hard to establish connections with local real estate professionals and we want to protect those relationships,” Niemiec added.  “We will honor these connections, while also leveraging our Rocket platform to help brokers create new partnerships. The truth is, there is plenty of business for everyone to be successful in the mortgage market and this is yet another example of Rocket Pro TPO’s commitment to invest in our broker partners.”

Rocket Marketing

Rocket Mortgage has spent more than $5 billion on marketing since the company was founded. With that comes experience and lessons on how to leverage marketing spend to make the biggest impact. Today, Rocket Pro TPO is launching a completely rebuilt Marketing Hub – providing marketing materials right in the broker portal. The new Marketing Hub has been redesigned to be more intuitive, searchable and easier to use. It also provides more customization than ever before, giving brokers the ability to change the font, color and images on marketing materials to fit their brand. Brokers can also easily create marketing materials that use their own brand, or co-brand with Rocket or their real estate partners. Most importantly, there is a new learning center that gives brokers advice and training so they can use their marketing budget to generate more business.

Rocket Connect

One year ago, the company created Rocket Connect, an easy way for brokers to communicate with underwriters at Rocket Pro TPO. The company knows brokers need to move fast, especially in this hot purchase market. To make sure all loans keep moving forward, Rocket Pro TPO is adding two big enhancements to the tool. The company committed to an industry-leading, two-hour response window for all Rocket Connect inquiries. In addition, Rocket Connect now gives brokers the ability to immediately escalate to Operations leaders. The new additions to Rocket Connect are now live in the Rocket Pro TPO broker portal.

This extensive list of innovations is just the latest commitment by Rocket Pro TPO to the broker community. Earlier this year, Rocket Mortgage added a national mortgage broker directory to its website, placing local brokers in front of the site’s nearly 115 million unique annual visitors. Rocket Pro TPO presented the only national Super Bowl commercial focused on mortgage brokers – which was ranked the second-best ad in the game by USA Today Ad Meter. The company was also the primary sponsor of the historic #16 Chevrolet in the Indianapolis 500 – the first-ever entrant in the Indianapolis 500 from a team that is female-owned, female driven and largely female crewed.

The company is committed to working with mortgage brokers as true partners, using its size and expertise to help them grow their businesses.

About Rocket Pro TPO

Rocket Pro TPO, is a division of Rocket Mortgage, and a part of Rocket Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RKT). It works exclusively with mortgage brokers, community banks and credit unions. Rocket Pro TPO’s partners provide the face-to-face service their clients desire, while tapping into the technology, expertise and award-winning process from Rocket Mortgage. The partner loan officer creates, and maintains, the relationship with the client. Rocket Mortgage approves, underwrites, processes and closes the loan in its name.

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PyroGenesis Secures $1.15 MM Phase 2 Contract Award from Innovative Solutions Canada to Develop a Hybrid Ceramic Powder Processing System

MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (NASDAQ: PYR) (TSX: PYR) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech Company (hereinafter referred to as the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”), that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions to reduce greenhouse gases, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) Phase 2 (Prototype Development) contract of approximately $ 1.15 MM to develop a unique hybrid ceramic powder (HCP) processing system for the National Research Council Canada, Canada’s largest federal research and development organization.

Carbon nanotubes hold significant potential for mechanical reinforcement in composite materials, including ceramic composites. However, the bundling of the carbon nanotubes has prevented this potential from being realized. PyroGenesis’ system utilizes a thermal plasma process to simultaneously synthesize carbon nanotubes and deposit them on a ceramic powder within a single plasma reactor. PyroGenesis is in the process of building an integrated and automated system to produce high quality ceramic powder products in a safe, economical, and highly scalable manner. PyroGenesis would first optimize the process, then finalize the design and manufacturing of the system. The Phase 2 project follows a successful Phase 1 proof of concept.

“The main competitive advantage of our solution is the ability to process ceramic powder in the same reactor as the carbon nanotube synthesis, allowing for production in a single step,” said Mr. Pierre Carabin, CTO and Chief Strategist of PyroGenesis. “We believe this process will prove far more efficient and scalable than conventional technologies such as the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process. Additionally, we believe that our technology is capable of processing a variety of composite materials, which could lead to the development of new IP and product lines for other specialty powder production technologies.”

“This Phase 2 award reflects our commitment to developing innovative technology solutions,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and Chair of PyroGenesis. “The success of this innovative process would allow us to further expand our capabilities in carbon nanotube and specialty powder production. In addition to its commercial potential, this process provides numerous environmental benefits. For instance, the main source of energy to drive the plasma torch will be renewable hydroelectric power.   We are extremely proud to have been chosen by the Government of Canada for this award, and believe our selection aligns with the goals of this program by supporting technological innovation and fostering economic development.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions which reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and are economically attractive alternatives to conventional “dirty” processes. PyroGenesis has created proprietary, patented and advanced plasma technologies that are being vetted and adopted by multiple multibillion dollar industry leaders in four massive markets: iron ore pelletization, aluminum, waste management, and additive manufacturing. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of its Montreal office, and its 3,800 m2 and 2,940 m2 manufacturing facilities, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization.  The operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, having been ISO certified since 1997. For more information, please visit: www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at
www.sedar.com
, or at
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. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Toronto Stock Exchange) nor the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President, IR/Comms. and Strategic BD
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]

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BWX Technologies to Announce Third Quarter 2021 Results on Monday, November 1

BWX Technologies to Announce Third Quarter 2021 Results on Monday, November 1

LYNCHBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT) will issue a press release detailing third quarter 2021 results on Monday, November 1, 2021, after market close and will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Listen-only participants are encouraged to participate and view the supporting presentation via the Internet at www.bwxt.com/investors. The dial-in numbers for participants are (U.S.) 844-850-0542 and (International) 412-317-6014. All participants should ask to be joined into the BWX Technologies (BWXT) call. A replay of the call will remain available on the BWXT website for a limited time.

About BWXT

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,700 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at www.bwxt.com

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Jud Simmons

Director, Media and Public Relations

434.522.6462

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Mark Kratz

Vice President, Investor Relations

980.365.4300

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Indiana’s First Police Agency Takes the Lead with Wrap Reality

Center Township of Indiana’s Clinton County Donates System to Frankfort Police Department in Support of Enhancing Training for De-Escalation

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “WRAP”) (Nasdaq: WRAP), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, announced today that Indiana’s Frankfort Police Department is the first agency within Indiana to receive Wrap Reality, WRAP’s de-escalation platform, designed for agencies to enhance their training, leading to better performance in the field through VR simulation. Wrap Reality was donated to Frankfort PD by the Center Township of Clinton County.

“We are grateful to the Center Township Trustees for standing behind our mission of protecting and serving the community,” said Chief Scott Shoemaker of Frankfort PD. “Our officers face a variety of challenging situations in the field daily and Wrap Reality’s robust and comprehensive library of scenarios allows our officers to prepare for their real-life encounters in the virtual world.”

Jami Pratt, Center Township Trustee in Clinton County, commented: “Led by Chief Shoemaker, Frankfort Police cares about the safety of their officers and the community, as reflected by their utilization of innovative solutions like Wrap Reality to improve officer training.”

Wrap Reality is a fully immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform providing first responders with the discipline and practice in methods of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and use-of-force to better perform in the field.

WRAP recently announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services to utilize AWS GovCloud (US) for Service, Delivery, and Storage and bring the most advanced cloud-native services to Wrap Reality customers, improving the flow of information and providing a better experience for law enforcement agencies.

“It is exciting to see the community get behind their local police department in support of improved officer training through Wrap Reality,” said Clark Dever, VP of Product Management, Wrap Reality. “This allows for more frequent, immersive training, resulting in safer interactions between community members and the brave officers who serve and protect them.”

To learn more about Wrap Reality, please visit wrap.com/reality.

About WRAP

WRAP Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services. WRAP develops creative solutions to complex issues and empowers public safety officials to protect and serve their communities through its portfolio of advanced technology and training solutions. 

WRAP’s BolaWrap® Remote Restraint device is a patented, hand-held pre-escalation and apprehension tool that discharges a Kevlar® tether to temporarily restrain uncooperative suspects and persons in crisis from a distance. Through its many field uses and growing adoption by agencies across the globe, BolaWrap is proving to be an effective tool to help law enforcement safely detain persons without injury or the need to use higher levels of force.

Wrap Reality, the Company’s virtual reality training system, is a fully immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform providing first responders with the discipline and practice in methods of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and use-of-force to better perform in the field.

WRAP’s headquarters are in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit wrap.com.

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BolaWrap, Wrap and Wrap Reality are trademarks of Wrap Technologies, Inc. All other trade names used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.

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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to: statements regarding the Company’s overall business; total addressable market; and, expectations regarding future sales and expenses. Words such as “expect”, “anticipate”, “should”, “believe”, “target”, “project”, “goals”, “estimate”, “potential”, “predict”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “intend”, and variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Moreover, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to: the Company’s ability to successfully implement training programs for the use of its products; the Company’s ability to manufacture and produce product for its customers; the Company’s ability to develop sales for its new product solution; the acceptance of existing and future products; the availability of funding to continue to finance operations; the complexity, expense and time associated with sales to law enforcement and government entities; the lengthy evaluation and sales cycle for the Company’s product solution; product defects; litigation risks from alleged product-related injuries; risks of government regulations; the business impact of health crises or outbreaks of disease, such as epidemics or pandemics; the ability to obtain export licenses for countries outside of the US; the ability to obtain patents and defend IP against competitors; the impact of competitive products and solutions; and the Company’s ability to maintain and enhance its brand, as well as other risk factors mentioned in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q, and other SEC filings. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

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Daily Burn Launches Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Program with Corrective Exercise Specialists

A first of its kind program with trimester specific workouts led by Nicole Coons and Kendra Fitzgerald, co-founders of Devoted Mamas

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NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading digital fitness platform Daily Burn is thrilled to announce its newest arrival: Baby Bump & Beyond: Your Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness, a program designed to support women throughout specific stages of pregnancy, from second trimester to postpartum. The program is led by pregnancy & postpartum corrective exercise specialists and co-founders of Devoted Mamas, Nicole Coons and Kendra Fitzgerald.

Coons and Fitzgerald lead members through a series of fitness routines that are safe, effective and aim to empower women during their journey to motherhood and beyond. The schedule begins with twenty four workouts for the second and third trimesters followed by six workouts and recovery sessions for members who have been cleared for physical activity by their doctor at six weeks postpartum. Through a combination of strength, yoga, stretching and breathing, Coons and Fitzgerald help members both prepare for childbirth and then begin their healing and recovery postpartum.

“Daily Burn is excited to be teaming up with the Devoted Mamas to provide the most thorough, engaging, and effective pre-and postpartum fitness program available on any platform,” said Carol Eng, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. “With over fifteen years of experience, their expert guidance will be invaluable to our members throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey, whether they are new to fitness or seeking to safely maintain their workout intensity throughout pregnancy and beyond.”


Baby Bump & Beyond
 offers more than just workouts. Guided tutorials break down common concerns like diastasis recti, provide valuable tips, and help members prepare for birth and postpartum.

Daily Burn membership starts with a 30-day free trial with access to Baby Bump & Beyond in addition to thousands of video and audio workouts live and on demand. Coons and Fitzgerald are available to provide expert commentary and advice, workout recommendations, de-bunk pregnancy fitness myths, as podcast guests, and more.

Contact [email protected] to connect with the Devoted Mamas, inquire about sponsorship opportunities, paid media, and more.


About Daily Burn

Founded in 2007, Daily Burn is a membership-based fitness collective that offers workouts on-demand and provides personal fitness guidance, encouragement, and motivation to help those from all levels and lifestyles achieve everyday victories. The company is continually evolving its offerings to provide new challenges curated for the community and currently offers four types of memberships to get people moving: At Home, HIIT, Yoga, and Running. These offerings are curated for members to discover the perfect workout for their goals and fitness level. Daily Burn is headquartered in New York and a division of Mosaic Group, an IAC Company (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.dailyburn.com.


About the Devoted Mamas



Kendra Fitzgerald (PCES, TBMM-CES, CPT, CYT, and Co-Founder of Devoted Mamas)
 is a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer & Running Coach, and mom of two boys. Kendra’s

A graduate of Dr. Sarah Duvall’s Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Program, The BioMechanics Method, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Yoga Works and certified by ACE, Kendra has completed extensive complementary education in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology as well as corrective exercise, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sports coaching.


Nicole Coons (PCES, CYT/CPYT, and Co-Founder of Devoted Mamas
) is a Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Trauma-Informed and Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher, Childbirth Educator, SoulWork Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer and a mom of two.

A former dancer and a student of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga since 1998, Nicole is a graduate of Dr. Sarah Duvall’s Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Program, Prenatal Yoga Center NYC Teacher Training, YogaWorks Teacher Training, SoulWork/Collective Resilience Trauma-informed Yoga Training, Love Your Brain Foundation Facilitator training, Childbirth International, and Spinning Babies. Nicole has completed extensive complementary education in childbirth preparation and recovery, restorative yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, postpartum Ayurveda, the chakras and the energy body.

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