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ATA Airlines, Inc.
ATA Cockpit Crewmembers Approve Extension of Short-Term Concessions
INDIANAPOLIS, June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cockpit crewmembers for ATA Airlines, subsidiary of ATA Holdings Corp. (ATAHQ), today informed the Company that they have ratified an agreement to extend short-term pay and work rule concessions. The concessions will save the Company approximately $10 million over the next four months. The concession package included an 18 percent cut in pay over the next 120 days for cockpit crewmembers, which includes pilots and flight engineers.
Harsco Divests Small Product Line of Its IKG Industries Manufacturing Division
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that it has sold the FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastics) product line of its IKG Industries division to The StonCor Group, Inc./Fibergrate Division, a wholly owned subsidiary of RPM International, Inc. Fibergrate will also lease the portion of IKG's Queretaro, Mexico manufacturing facility where the FRP line is produced. Terms of the cash transaction were not disclosed. IKG Industries is America's leading producer of metal grating products.
Diamant Art Corporation
DIGI Canada Inc. to Introduce Diamant Film to Clients
TORONTO, June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Diamant Art Corporation (OTCBB:DIAAF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Diamant Film Inc. (www.diamantfilm.com), has shipped sufficient quantities of Diamant(tm) stretch film cutter boxes to DIGI Canada Inc. (www.digicanada.ca) in order to supply its entire sales and marketing team for presentation to clients in the food industry. DIGI Canada Inc. is part of the multinational DIGI corporate network of manufacturers of food processing and packaging equipment located in over 100 countries with over 2,600 employees. DIGI has tested the Diamant(tm) stretch wrap film on their machines over several for months, and has more than 600 stretch film wrapping machines in the Canadian marketplace providing the stretch film wrapping needs of a large number of the major retail food chains in Canada.
Brinkman Outdoors, Inc.
Brinkman Outdoors Awarded Latest Patent
BEEVILLE, Texas, June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Brinkman Outdoors, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BKOU) announces the awarding of their latest patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Company spokesman and VP of Product Marketing Keeton Eoff stated, "We put a lot of time and effort bringing functional and effective products to the marketplace. We owe a lot of thanks to the anglers who give us feedback and assistance in designing these unique and life-like lures." Mr. Eoff adds, "The patent process has taken us over two years and applies to our top-selling soft plastic baits that include the Sliding Weight Craw JR, CrawBaby, Shrimp, and ShrimpBaby product lines."
American Academy of Professional Coders
The American Academy of Professional Coders Announces Specialty Credentialing
SALT LAKE CITY, June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The American Academy of Professional Coders (the Academy) is pleased to offer specialty-specific credentialing to all certified members of the Academy. Beginning September 2005, the Academy will offer credentials for the specialties of Evaluation and Management, General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Academy, in cooperation with Ingenix, has produced an in-depth study guide for each of the first three specialties to be offered. In keeping with our "upholding a higher standard," each specialty credentialing exam has been designed to allow the coder the ability to demonstrate their aptitude, proficiency and knowledge with in each chosen area of specialty coding. These specialty exams are comprised of 75 questions and will be administered online, producing instantaneous pass/fail results. Once a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) has passed a specialty exam, they will receive a specialty certificate and be awarded the appropriate credential.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Strong Growth Drives Northrop Grumman's Expansion in Aurora, Colo.
AURORA, Colo., June 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), one of Aurora's largest defense contractors, expanded its presence here today with the ribbon cutting on an 80,000-sq.-foot addition to its office park on East Exposition Drive. The three-story facility will not only accommodate the 30 percent increase in employment with Northrop Grumman (over the past two years), but will position the company for strong future growth.