CF Rail Services Appoints New President and V.P. Aug 22, 2014 09:40PM

Schaumburg, Illinois (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

CF Rail Services, a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, has appointed James Allen as their new President, and Sandra Pinter for their new V.P. in Finance and Accounting.

"Both James and Sandra possess strong industry experience, professional knowledge and a shared alignment to the core values that support CF Rail Services," said Jeff Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, North America. "We are looking forward to their contribution as we move into the next phase of CF Rail Service's development."

Allen has more than 15 years of experience in the railroad industry, where he has held various senior management roles at FreightCar America, Inc. and the GATX Corporation. He comes directly to CF Rail from FreightCar America, Inc. in Chicago where he served as V.P. and General Manager of Repair Operations. He brings a solid background in Total Quality Management and Lean Manufacturing, which will strengthen the company's focus on process improvement, efficiency, safety, and enhancing the client experience. He holds a B.S. in business management and administration from University of Redlands, CA and is certified in Six Sigma, AAR Level 1 Quality Assurance, and SAP.

Pinter comes to CF Rail Services from Moxie Jean (Good Karma Clothing, Inc.). As co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, she successfully applied Lean Manufacturing techniques to streamline the operation. She also has extensive experience with GATX as Manager of Operations Finance, where she supervised the $220 million budget for North American revenue and expenses. She holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Toledo.

About CF Rail Services: CF Rail Services is a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, offering quality running repair and program work for railroads, private car owners and shippers in North America. CF Rail is a subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Other SFH subsidiary business units include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., CF Asia Pacific Group PTY Ltd, Union Leasing Inc., NxGen Rail Services LLC and Xcēd Aviation Services, LLC. The subsidiaries are leading providers of commercial and industrial-focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. Visit CF Rail at or Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. at

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Announcement: Releases "Easy Guitar Riff Over a II V Chord Progression - Rhythm Guitar Lesson" Aug 22, 2014 09:20PM

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

In today's easy beginner jazz rhythm guitar lesson Jon demonstrates a cool riff over one of the most commonly used chord progressions in jazz, the II V (Two Five) chord progression. This chord progression is based off of the second and fifth degrees of the major scale. Jon demonstrates this riff in the key of G over an A7, which is the second degree, and a D9, which is the fifth degree. MacLennan starts off with an Am (A minor) triad that consists of 7th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger and baring the first finger across the 5th fret of the first three strings, which he plays using the hybrid picking technique by playing the 4th string with a pick and the other strings with his fingers, played as 1/4th notes, with the 4th string counted as one and the other strings as two. Jon continues with the 7th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger for beat three and then the 5th fret of the 4th string with first finger. Next Jon moves his first finger down one half step to the 4th fret for beat 4 and bars his 2nd finger across the 5th fret of the first three strings and plays them simultaneously with his fingers for the and of four and then plays the 4th string chromatically back up to the 7th fret to start the riff over again. Guitar TAB's are available for this easy guitar lesson at

Jon MacLennan
Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and on the sound track to the movie "Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years." MacLennan earned a bachelor's in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.

About is the leader in modern guitar instruction. It's packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there. Whether you are into the blues, rock, jazz, metal, folk, or anything in between, they have you covered.

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SAH Receives $10,000 Challenge Grant for Charnley-Persky House Restoration Aug 22, 2014 09:20PM

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

As news of flood damage to the Charnley-Persky House spread, friends of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) have offered their support as volunteers to assist in cleanup and with monetary support. SAH board member Cynthia Weese, FAIA, and her husband, Ben Weese, FAIA, have made a Challenge Grant of $10,000 for Charnley-Persky House recovery and ongoing restoration work. Every dollar donated to the house, up to $10,000, will be matched by the Weese grant.

"The Charnley-Persky House is a jewel of Chicago's historic architecture. As architects involved in historic preservation for decades, we value its presence and the work SAH is doing to maintain it. We hope that this grant will help with the immediate repairs and ongoing restoration of the building," said Cynthia Weese.

The flooding damaged an area spanning from the second-floor powder room down to the basement storage room. The eastern side of the living room library on the first floor suffered the most damage. A large portion of the ceiling had to be removed due to water damage.

Restoration architect John Eifler is advising SAH as it works with professionals to make repairs. Plumbers today ran a camera 46 feet down the stack before hitting an unknown obstruction outside of the house's drainage system. ServiceMaster is on-site today, working to dry out the walls between the basement and second floor and the living room ceiling, more of which needed to be removed. Once necessary repairs are made, the walls and ceiling will be restored and repainted.

Anyone wishing to support the restoration of the Charnley-Persky House may donate online at or send a check to the Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation, at 1365 N. Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation is a 509(a)(3) supporting organization that serves the educational mission of the Society of Architectural Historians. All donations made to Charnley-Persky House are tax deductible.

For more information about donating, please contact SAH Director of Development Carolyn Garrett, at 312-573-1365 or cgarrett(at)sah(dot)org.

Founded at Harvard in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. Housed in the Charnley-Persky House since 1995, SAH uses the house to promote meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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Zane Benefits Publishes New Guide on HSAs, HRAs, HRPs, and FSAs Aug 22, 2014 09:15PM

Park City, UT (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a new guide on Account-Based Health Plans.

According to Zane Benefits, employers are adopting account-based health plans (ABHPs) as a strategy to lower the cost of healthcare without reducing coverage for employees. Understanding the different types of medical spending accounts, however, can be confusing.

The new guide contains a six-page easy-to-understand comparison chart to learn the four main types of ABHPs. It also explains the similarities, differences, and key features of HSAs, HRAs, HRPs, and FSAs.

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Batteryheads to Launch a Healthy Supply of Medical Batteries Aug 22, 2014 09:10PM

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

The Logan, Utah-based battery emporium, Batteryheads, is preparing to launch a new line of medical batteries to be added to its current inventory. Beginning this fall season, customers will be able to purchase premium batteries for a host of different medical devices from Batteryheads.

Batteryheads, known by many for its customer service, competitive pricing, and exclusive line of TechFuel batteries, will be entering into the medical field for the first time upon the launch of its new line of medical batteries.

Scott Gibbons, CEO of Batteryheads, when asked about the upcoming launch:

"[We're] proud to be able to offer an affordable alternative to OEM replacement batteries for today's advanced medical devices. Our biomedical batteries are produced to meet or exceed the quality and performance of the batter[ies] provided by the medical device manufacturer[s]. Our biomedical battery customers include hospitals, surgical centers, EMS, public safety, long term care facilities, and the military."

To start, the company plans to offer a number of leading battery brands including Energizer, Panasonic, CSB, Sanyo/FDK, Enersys, MK/East Penn, Renata, and PowerSonic. The biomedical batteries are made with strict quality standards, and are manufactured by a leading battery development supplier in the United States.

Some of the devices that the new battery line will be compatible with are ultrasound systems, cardiographs, Alaris and Sigma infusion pumps, pacemakers, ventilators, x-ray machines, Zoll defibrillators, and many others. The full catalog of products contains over 2000 different kinds of batteries, which spans the entire spectrum of medical devices. The company's CEO mentions plans to expand the breadth of its inventory even further after the initial launch of its new medical line.

Batteryheads' online marketplace will be teeming with activity, especially after the launch, as it has recently undergone a webpage and branding overhaul. It will be exciting to see how the interaction of the launch of the product line and the new website pair in marketing the new offerings to customers.

Users interested in purchasing merchandise from the new product line can do so at the company's website,

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