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  • September 5, 2018
    SMS Assist to Open Naperville Call Center for up to 400
    SMS Assist, one of Chicago’s most closely watched growth-stage tech companies, is planning a big expansion. So why is a Michigan Avenue-headquartered firm deciding to grow in the suburbs?
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  • March 7, 2018
    SMS Assist Continues to Build World-Class Executive Team with Hiring of Amazon Veteran Peter Commons as Chief Product Officer
    SMS Assist today announced the hiring of Amazon veteran Peter Commons as Chief Product Officer.
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  • January 18, 2018
    KION buys into EP Equipment, Big Lift’s majority owner
    The KION Group is entering into an exclusive global strategic partnership with leading Chinese manufacturer EP Equipment in the fast-growing market for entry-level, light-duty warehouse equipment.
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  • January 25, 2017
    WELD AND MOMO JOIN FORCES
    Kansas City, MO. – With over 100 years of combined motorsports and performance automotive leadership, two of the industry’s most iconic companies, MOMO and WELD Racing join together to create a global portfolio of storied high performance brands and product lines.
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  • June 23, 2016
    Strong growth drives new additions at Big Joe
    Big Lift LLC, manufacturer and distributor of Big Joe brand material handling equipment, will complete of a number of expansion plans next month in response to continuing strong growth in North America.
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  • June 17, 2016
    Ernst & Young Announces SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award Winner in the Midwest
    Ernst & Young announced that Mike Rothman, chairman and CEO of SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property management company, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award in the Midwest.
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  • June 7, 2016
    SMS Assist, a No-Glamor Start-Up, Becomes a Unicorn
    Chicago's latest unicorn is all about grit.
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  • June 7, 2016
    SMS Assist Receives $150M Series D Investment from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners
    SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property management company, today announced it has raised $150 million in Series D funding from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Prior investors in SMS Assist include Insight Venture Partners and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
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  • April 9, 2016
    Weld consolidates HiPer at KC HQ
    Weld Racing L.L.C. has consolidated the operations of its HiPer Technology unit at its Kansas City headquarters.
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  • October 30, 2015
    Weld Completes HiPer Technology Asset Acquisition
    Custom wheel maker Weld Racing L.L.C. has acquired the assets of HiPer Technology Inc., a manufacturer of “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and side-by-side (UTV) vehicles.
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  • July 31, 2015
    Street and Drift Wheel and Tire Upgrade With Weld Racing and Falken
    Weld Wheels are for more than just traveling in a straight line.
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  • May 15, 2015
    Jim Clark to present at June 2015 Agri Investment Forum
    Granite Creek's Managing Partner Jim Clark will present at the June 3 & 4, 2015 Agri Investment Forum in Toronto.
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  • May 5, 2015
    Insight Venture Partners invests in SMS Assist
    SMS Assist has received a $45 million investment from New York-based Insight Venture Partners.
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  • February 24, 2015
    Weld presents first President's award at 'World of Wheels'
    Weld presented its first President's Award at the 2015 O'Reilly's World of Wheels.
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  • November 14, 2014
    Weld Racing Acquires CCW Wheels
    Looking to further expand their wheel offerings, business opportunities, technical capabilities, and appeal to customers, Weld Racing recently acquired wheel manufacturer CCW..
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  • October 30, 2014
    Weld Racing hosting celebs at SEMA
    Weld Racing will host several celebrity guests during the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 4-7, 2014.
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  • October 27, 2014
    Weld teams up with Shelby American
    Weld Racing will supply Shelby American with the new Mustang 10-spoke Venice wheel.
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  • December 9, 2013
    Norman Young Named President and CEO of Weld Racing
    Weld Racing, LLC announced the appointment of Norman Young as President and Chief Executive Officer.
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  • October 22, 2013
    SMS Assist raises $45 million from Pritzker Group Venture Capital
    SMS Assist announced a $45 million investment from Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
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  • June 20, 2013
    Kyle Fickler Elected SEMA Board Member
    Kyle Fickler, Weld Racing's Vice President of Sales, has been elected as a SEMA Board Member.
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  • January 9, 2013
    Sammy Swindell and Weld Racing team up in 2013
    Legendary Sprint Car and Midget driver Sammy Swindell has chosen Weld Racing as the official wheel supplier for his Big Game Tree Stands Racing Sprint Car for 2013.
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  • December 13, 2012
    Big Lift launches new product
    Big Lift introduces the J1 Joey task support vehicle.
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  • October 23, 2012
    SMS wins 2012 Chicago Innovation Award
    SMS Assist has been named winner of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Award. With nearly 400 nominees from across all industries, sizes and sectors, SMS Assist was recognized for its proprietary technology that has revolutionized facilities services
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  • July 18, 2012
    Hughes named best Telematics Service Provider
    Hughes Telematics, Inc., (HTI), (OTCBB: HUTC) a leader in providing next generation connected solutions, today announced that it has been named winner of the Best Telematics Service Provider at the 2012 Telematics Detroit conference in Novi, MI.
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  • July 6, 2012
    Lumisafe Ltd and Cyalume® Technologies Provide Emergency Lightstations® For £15 Million Heathrow Express Refurbishment
    LumiSafe Ltd, based in Bristol, in the South West of England, has provided train company Heathrow Express with 366 Cyalume® Model 4 LightStations® as part of the rail provider’s £15 million investment directed at the upgrading of their fleet.
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  • June 25, 2012
    Derma Sciences Added to the Russell 3000® Index
    Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, today announced that its stock has been added the Russell 3000® Index.
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  • June 22, 2012
    Weld Racing Unveils Delta-1 Drag Racing Wheel
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  • June 1, 2012
    Verizon to acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Hughes Telematics, Inc. (OTCBB: HUTC) today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics Inc. (HTI).
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  • May 31, 2012
    Big Joe launches new walkie counterbalance forklift
    Big Joe's CB22 walkie counterbalance lift truck offers the advantages of AC technology in a compact and flexible pedestrian design.
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  • April 17, 2012
    Derma Sciences Completes MedEfficiency Acquisition
    Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, has completed its previously announced acquisition of MedEfficiency, Inc.
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  • April 2, 2012
    Cyalume Technologies Announces New President and CEO
    Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CYLU) today announced the appointment of Mr. Zivi Nedivi as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
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  • January 10, 2012
    Hughes Telematics introduces next generation telematics
    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today launched mbrace2, the next generation of telematics innovation powered by Hughes Telematics, Inc. mbrace2 gives drivers top-of-the-line features related to safety, infotainment, personal assistance and vehicle care.
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  • November 30, 2011
    Derma Sciences to present at upcoming conferences
    Derma Sciences, Inc. is focused on advancing wound care and announced today that the Company will be presenting at two upcoming conferences.
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  • November 1, 2011
    Weld Racing introduces new truck wheel line
    Today Weld Racing LLC introduced their forged aluminum truck wheels to the attendees at the 2011 SEMA show. The positive response was overwhelming.
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  • November 1, 2011
    Volkswagon selects Hughes Telematics as exclusive provider
    Hughes Telematics, a leader in providing next generation connected solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) to deliver Volkswagen connected vehicle services beginning in 2013.
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  • October 11, 2011
    SMS Assist moves headquarters
    To accommodate its current period of expansion, SMS Assist has moved its operations to the John Hancock Center in Chicago, IL.
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  • August 19, 2011
    Cyalume creates unique infrared "dirt"
    Cyalume's idIRt uses light stick technology to track criminals with "dirt" that emits infrared light invisible to the bad guys.
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  • August 12, 2011
    Mincron Announces Second Generation of Advanced User Interface Tools
    Mincron has released their second generation of the Windows User Interface. Per the Director of Product Development, the front end has been completely redesigned from the ground up to allow for faster decisions and improvements in margins.
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  • June 22, 2011
    New World Ventures Invests $15 million in SMS Assist
    New World Ventures, Chicago’s largest technology venture capital firm, today announced a $15 million investment in Chicago-based SMS Assist.
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  • June 8, 2011
    New Big Joe electric walkie stacker delivers low cost operation
    Big Lift announced today the addition of the Big Joe® PDS30 Electric Walkie Straddle Stacker to its product line. The new Big Joe PDS30 was developed to deliver the lowest possible operating cost to users through simplicity in design and the use of highly efficient electrical components.
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  • March 1, 2011
    Big Lift launches new product
    Big Joe, a pioneer in the development of electric forklifts for over 60 years, will unveil a radical new pallet truck design during the 2011 ProMat International Exposition.
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