ClearEdge Power to Acquire UTC Power

clearedge-logoHILLSBORO, OR – December 22, 2012 – ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of scalable, continuous onsite power systems, today has reached agreement to acquire UTC Power.

“We are excited about the strategic combination of ClearEdge Power and UTC Power to address the demand for clean, continuous, distributed power solutions”, said ClearEdge Power President and CEO, David B. Wright. “The wealth of talent, intellectual capital, and technology platforms enables us to provide highly innovative product and service solutions to our customers.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions; closing is expected early in 2013.

Florida Technical Colleges Adopt Virtual Bookstores as Cost-Effective Alternative to On-Campus Bookstores

 Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced at the Association of Florida Colleges convention that Bradford Union Area Career Technical Center and Withlacoochee Technical Institute have signed on as new clients.

Joining the growing list of Florida-based technical colleges that are embracing turnkey virtual bookstores, both schools cited reducing textbook costs for students as a key driver for the change. Additional benefits sought in the transition from brick-and-mortar to online bookstore include increased flexibility, improved efficiency, and reduced overhead costs, especially those costs associated with managing a physical, on-campus bookstore. 

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