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One of the Top 25 Largest Residential Remodeling Companies, Great Day Improvements, LLC, Acquires Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Inc.

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Partnership expands product offering, footprint and manufacturing
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MACEDONIA, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/acquisition?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#acquisitionlt;/agt;–Great Day Improvements, LLC, one of the Top 25 largest residential
remodeling companies, best known for its popular sunroom and window
brands Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows, announced the acquisition of
Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Inc. Hartshorn, a 28-year old Tampa,
FL-based company, specializes in the custom manufacturing and
installation of screen enclosures for pools, lanais and patios.


“We’re thrilled to welcome Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Inc. to our
family of businesses. Their exceptional quality, custom-made products
complement our existing patio enclosure business perfectly and will
allow us to better serve our customers and their design needs in
southern markets,” said company President/CEO, Michael Hoy. “Plus,
Hartshorn brings to our organization a strong and experienced team with
considerable tenure in the enclosures business, which is a huge asset.”

One of Great Day Improvements’ main differentiators as a company is
their ability to custom design and custom manufacture their products.
“We’re not a one-size fits all outfit,” said Hoy. “We have the ability
to create custom solutions for our customers, which makes us unique in
the marketplace. Hartshorn Custom Contracting has similar capabilities,
as their name suggests, which was part of their appeal,” added Hoy.
Hartshorn custom designs and custom manufactures their pool and screen
enclosure products at their Tampa, FL facility while Great Day
Improvements will continue to custom manufacture their Patio Enclosures
and Stanek Windows brand products at their Macedonia, OH facility.
Operating two manufacturing facilities in different parts of the
country, each with their own specialties, will create additional
opportunities for the company as it continues to grow geographically.

Growth through acquisition is part of a long-term business plan for the
company. “Great Day is actively seeking acquisitions in the building
products sector as part of its ‘Strategic Transactions’ initiative,”
said Great Day Improvements Chairman, Ed Weinfurtner. “We seek
businesses that can be additive in terms of people, products,
capabilities, and new geographic markets. Hartshorn is a great example
of the kind of business that fits with Great Day,” Weinfurtner added.

The acquisition of Hartshorn marks another milestone event for Great Day
Improvements. In the last 5 years, the company has doubled in size and
footprint, expanding its presence to 27 metropolitan markets throughout
the Midwest and Northeastern United States and is ranked as one of the
Top 25 largest residential remodeling companies in the country according
to Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

With the addition of Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Great Day
Improvements now employs over 425 people across 28 U.S. markets.

About Great Day Improvements, LLC

Great Day Improvements, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer and installer
of the well-known Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows brands.
Specializing in residential and light commercial projects, the company
serves its customers across a 21-state footprint through its corporate
campus and manufacturing facility located just south of Cleveland, OH as
well as 19 local installation offices. Great Day Improvements has an A+
rating with the BBB and has an overall Google rating of 4.3 with well
over 500 reviews. To learn more, visit www.patioenclosures.com,
www.stanekwindows.com,
www.greatdayimprovements.com

About Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Inc.

Founded in 1991, Hartshorn Custom Contracting is one of Tampa, Florida’s
leading custom pool and screen enclosure manufacturers and installers.
The company currently serves an 8-county footprint in the
Tampa-Sarasota-St. Petersburg, FL market. Hartshorn has an A+ rating
with the BBB and a 4.3 online rating. To learn more, visit www.hccscreens.com
or view our video on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hccscreens/videos/463538494373?s=1622017308&sfns=mo

Contacts

Great Day Improvements, LLC, dba Patio Enclosures and Stanek Windows
Melissa
Skinner, VP of Marketing
advertising@greatdayimprovements.com
440-817-0623

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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

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iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick

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iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.

Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.”  Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS.  The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.

The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.

In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, EuropeIsrael and Australia.

Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry.  Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels.  I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.

 

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Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis

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Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.

Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.

The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.

The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.

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“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO

“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington

“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission

 

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