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2009-11-23 11:29:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that Applied Optical Systems, Inc. ("AOS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC, has prevailed in a major patent infringement lawsuit brought in November 2006, by Amphenol Fiber Systems International ("FSI"), a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH). OCC acquired AOS on October 31, 2009, as previously announced. The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

2009-11-23 07:55:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, Inc., the leader in clean, efficient, and reliable technology for rotating machinery and power conversion systems, announced today that it has received an order from McQuay International for serial production of integrated drive trains to be used in high efficiency chillers. McQuay will incorporate Synchrony's innovative technology into its recently introduced line of frictionless chillers. The chillers are designed for commercial and...

2009-11-17 08:11:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a plan to purchase and retire up to 325,848 shares of OCC's common stock, or 5% of the current shares outstanding. OCC anticipates that the purchases will be made during the next 12 to 24 months. "The repurchase plan announced today highlights the Board of Director's continuing confidence in OCC's long-term prospects and...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute Pioneers Stuttering Therapy Advancements ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals who stutter now can receive affordable, effective treatment thanks to technological advancements that reduce the average cost of stuttering treatment by more than 50 percent. At the same time, stuttering therapy participants benefit from more effective learning of fluency skills and greater confidence in their abilities to overcome stuttering....

2009-11-11 18:50:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that SMP Data Communications, also known as Superior Modular Products Incorporated and a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC, has been merged into OCC -- creating one company named Optical Cable Corporation. OCC acquired SMP Data Communications on May 30, 2008. The acquisition brought together a leading designer, innovator and manufacturer of fiber optic cable and an...

2009-11-05 18:17:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that it has acquired Applied Optical Systems, Inc. ("AOS"), a designer, developer and manufacturer of specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity solutions for military and harsh environment applications. The acquisition was completed on October 31, 2009, and Applied Optical Systems is now a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC. OCC acquired Applied Optical Systems by...

2009-10-12 05:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox has selected Omar Deveaux to serve as Director of Network and Engineering in its Roanoke market. In his new role, Deveaux will be responsible for leading Roanoke's network operational areas to include Engineering, Maintenance, and Construction. Deveaux possesses more than twenty years in the telecommunications industry. "Omar has a strong knowledge of the cable and telecommunications industry," said Jeremy Bye, Cox Vice President of Network and...

2009-10-07 13:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium, the global leader in asset performance management (APM), today announced a new product solution, SIS Management, at the ISA Expo '09 conference in Houston. Successful process automation companies realize that assessing, designing, managing and maintaining safety instrumented systems (SIS) are critical to reliably and safely manufacturing products that otherwise would be hazardous to produce. Meridium's new SIS Management module addresses...

2009-09-15 08:09:00

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, Inc., the technology leader in improving the performance and reliability of high performance rotating machinery and power conversion systems, announced the launch of its new web site, http://www.synchrony.com, at the 38(th) Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. The new Synchrony.com site showcases a fresh corporate logo and design, supporting its spirit of bold innovation and engineering excellence in its product line of clean,...

2009-08-10 07:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Persons who stutter can now participate in the advanced stuttering treatment program at Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI -- http://www.stuttering.org) at a substantially reduced cost through 2009 thanks to new stuttering therapy scholarships funded by past HCRI clients. HCRI's scholarship program is designed to broaden accessibility of stuttering treatment by offsetting the cost of tuition to attend the Institute's...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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