Awards and Certifications From January 27

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CAPS Makes Food Logistics’ List of Top 100 Technology Suppliers for Third Consecutive Year: Livonia-based Container and Pooling Solutions has been named to Food Logistics Magazine’s Top 100 Technology Suppliers list for the third consecutive year. The 2010 list features CAPS among those organizations with proven track records and expertise in providing food companies with the technology tools to help them meet business objectives. For the past seven years, Food Logistics has identified the top 100 technology and solution providers to the food industry. The FL100 is a listing of software, hardware and IT service providers that focus on the unique technology needs of the food distribution business. This year, the magazine focused on suppliers helping customers to bounce back from the tough economy through the use of technology. CAPS landed a coveted spot on the FL100 list by offering the food and beverage industry a variety of bulk container tacking solutions housed under its proprietary software suite, CAPS-Trac. CAPS has been providing food manufacturers with scalable, customizable tracking solutions to best fit their unique business systems since 1998. To learn more about CAPS’ online container tracking capabilities and other solutions, visit www.usecaps.com. More about Food Logistics at www.foodlogistics.com.

Media 1 Wins Multiple Regional STC Awards: Grand Haven-based Media 1 said this week it had once again earned three regional awards in the annual competition for technical communication organized by the Society of Technical Communication. The recognition came from two STC chapters, Twin Cities Community (Minneapolis/St. Paul) and West Michigan Shores. Peer reviewed by professionals from various industries within the local online technical communication community, the STC awards reflect outstanding achievements in online communication, technical art, and technical publications. The West Michigan Shores Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (WMS-STC) gave an Award of Excellence for the computer-based training course, State of Maine Blocking Underage Tobacco Sales “NO BUTS,” for creatively training all retail employees of licensed retail tobacco stores in the State of Maine on preventing the sale of tobacco to minors. Developed by Media 1 for the State of Maine Department of the Attorney General, this course covered applicable laws, policies and procedures for keeping tobacco out of the hands of minors and leveraged existing NO BUTS educational materials. The WMS-STC also recognized the computer-based training course, Rockwell Collins Critical Thinking in Engineering, with an Award of Merit. Media 1 partnered with Rockwell Collins, a leader in communications and aviation electronics solutions for aerospace and defense companies, to develop this interactive online course tailored specifically to the learning needs of the Rockwell Collins engineering community. This course directly supported their educational needs for valuing critical thinking as part of planning programs and engineering projects. The Twin Cities Community Chapter gave an Award of Merit to the Purina Feed/Land O’Lakes course, Calibrate  Technologies Overview, developed by  Media 1. Designed for individuals working directly with dairy farms and farm co-ops — such as farm sales reps, nutritionists, agronomists, and forage advisors — this course introduces the fundamentals of the Calibrate Technologies program and the science behind it. Between 1998 and 2010, Media 1 has received more than 70 STC awards, including two International Best of Show Awards. Media 1 is an award-winning custom learning developer specializing in SharePoint-based “social learning portals” for new hires, sales, and leadership. More at www.media1.us.

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