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TAC to become Schneider Electric

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Dallas TAC, a leading provider of building automation and security solutions, will change its name and logo and fully become Schneider Electric in October. Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been the parent company of TAC since 2003. Under a single brand, Schneider Electric offers customers a full range of energy-management solutions that help customers make the most of their energy and achieve more while using less of the common planet.

TAC will be a foundational cornerstone within Schneider Electric focusing on energy management and security for buildings. The new role recognizes TAC’s expertise in the energy, security and solutions arena. This expertise complements Schneider Electric’s integrated solutions, which are designed to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green from plant to plug.

TAC’s transition to Schneider Electric is part of a global companywide initiative. The migration to one company under Schneider Electric will offer customers increased access to a wider range of integrated solutions.

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Michaels gets in on Jackson craze

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IRVING, Texas Michael Jackson’s death continues to dominate the news, and it seems everyone is getting in on the action. Even crafts retailer Michaels has found a way to tie itself with the King of Pop.

Michaels issued a press release offering tips on how customers could preserve their Michael Jackson memorabilia. The company advises consumers to mount photos and paper memorabilia on acid-free paper, use acid-free glue and tape to mount items and to use glare-free conservation glass to prevent fading caused by the sun’s UV rays.

“Unprotected memorabilia such as concert programs, album covers and especially autographed photos will deteriorate quickly without proper preservation,” said Michaels president and COO Shelley Broader. “Framing old souvenirs or new ones like magazine covers and newspapers will create personalized, treasured mementos for years to come.”

Other tips from Michaels include using album cover frames and shadow boxes that are available in various sizes to protect and display smaller items such as ticket stubs, backstage passes and concert pins.

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Walmart Foundation gives $500K grant to help emergency program for National Organization on Disability

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Walmart’s philanthropic arm, the Walmart Foundation, has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability’s (N.O.D.) Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI).

The grant from the Walmart Foundation will support EPI’s mission to ensure that the needs of the 54 million men, women, and children with disabilities are taken into account in emergency planning and response. EPI’s outreach, education and awareness efforts aim to position people with disabilities as a central component of emergency preparedness plans at all levels, while also ensuring that people with disabilities take steps to prepare themselves.

“At Walmart, helping communities is what we do every day, and when a crisis strikes, that charge becomes an even greater priority,” said Margaret McKenna, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Our recent grant to the National Organization on Disability is evidence of our commitment to supporting local disaster relief efforts. We are proud to support the expansion and growth of this program.”

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