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Ace Parking Holds Annual ‘Park for Pink’ campaign

Ace Parking has conducted the fourth consecutive year of its Park for Pink campaign to raise awareness and generate funds to aid in the fight against cancer. During October, the San Diego-based company raised donations, as well as donated a portion of its proceeds to reach the goal of a $15,000 gift to Susan G. Komen San Diego (

Ace Parking again temporarily changed many of its well-recognized parking lot signs to pink-colored Park for Pink signage with a custom logo. Team members wore pink wristbands celebrating the company’s pledge. Additionally, the official Ace Parking website ( had a custom design to support the cause.

Over the previous three years, the program has generated more than $250,000, which was donated directly to organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to cure blood cancers; the American Cancer Society to help patients and their families; directly to oncology departments within hospitals; to the purchase of the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system; and to other worthy organizations in their quest to find a cure and treat those who are challenged with the disease.

“Park for Pink was inspired by my own family’s fight against cancer, as well as the struggle of many others in our Ace Parking family,” said Keith B. Jones, third-generation Owner & Managing Partner of Ace Parking. “Because so many are … impacted by cancer, I am privileged to utilize Ace Parking as a platform to support those who are suffering, those who treat and support cancer patients, and those who are working to find the cures.”

[Source: Ace Parking]

Clark Pacific Launches Pre-Engineered Garage Design Solution

Clark Pacific has announced Clark PARC, the industry’s first and only pre-engineered parking structure solution specifically designed for prefabrication. It is intended to provide owners and developers with a single source for the design, manufacture and construction of parking structures with reliable cost and schedule certainty. 

The complete turn-key solution brings the benefits of off-site construction directly to owners with a pre-engineered parking structure. The company will deliver a 700+ stall Clark PARC parking structure in under six months, groundbreaking to beneficial use, moving over 2,200 man-days off-site – numbers unmatched by traditional design and construction, it says. 

“There is clear market demand among owners who want take advantage of the cost- and schedule-certainty that comes with precast and off-site construction but are apprehensive about where to start with an off-site strategy, “said Farid Ibrahim, Director of Product Innovation. “Optimized for prefabrication by our in-house experts, Clark PARC takes risk out of the equation so that owners and designers can enjoy the benefits of off-site construction for their parking projects.” 

Prefabricated parking structures are designed to offer a multitude of benefits over traditional construction, such as schedule and cost certainty, increased safety and higher quality. A leader in the design, manufacturing and construction of prefabricated building systems, the company says it provides designers with a starting point — a complete system design that can be used as is, or customized as needed, making it easy to deliver the added value and cost savings of prefabricated parking structures to owners. 

[Source: Clark Pacific]

Cintas Honor Recognizes Laz Parking’s Anderson Payne

Anderson Payne, a four-year Laz Parking employee and student at the Ohio State University in Columbus, was among 10 people recognized earlier this year by the Cintas Corp.’s Everyday Impact program – Heroes in the Workplace — which “celebrates individuals who make a real impact in the workplace and beyond.”

Late last year, an OSU student injured 13 people when he rammed his car into pedestrians on campus and went on a stabbing spree. Payne was one of those hurt that day. He had been trying to help the injured, but his hand was cut by the attacker in the process, damaging his tendons and nerves.

“By demonstrating amazing bravery, strength, courage and solidarity, Anderson truly exemplified heroism and The LAZ Way on that tragic day,” the company said.

Payne had emergency surgery, but is expected to regain complete use of his hand after undergoing extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. He said he “refuses to let that day change who he is and won’t let it alter his daily life.”

A Laz Parking Assistant Manager in Customer Service at OSU, Payne is highly regarded by his coworkers and fellow students. An “incredible employee and student,” the company said, he’s also “a loving husband, a dedicated father to three kids, and a veteran who served his country in the U.S. Army for six years, including doing two tours in Iraq.”

Cintas says it leads the industry in supplying corporate identity uniform programs; and in providing restroom supplies; first aid, safety and fire protection products and services; and industrial carpet and tile cleaning. It operates more than 400 facilities in North America, including six manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers.

[Sources: Laz Parking, Cintas Corp.]

18th EPA Congress Engages International Parking Industry

After three intensive event days this fall in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the 18th European Parking Association Congress and Exhibition closed with positive results and proved to be an important platform for the international parking industry, organizers reported.

The comprehensive program offered some 400 participants insights into intelligent parking solutions on the European level. The focus was placed on the subject’s “digitalization,” “urban mobility” and “changes in traffic development” as discussed by 40 speakers from various perspectives in more than 30 speeches and presentations.

Stefan Sadleder, Managing Director of APCOA Austria GmbH, confirmed the event as an industry highlight: “The 18th EPA Congress 2017 was a very successful event. While following the trend of digitalization, the quality of the scientific program has clearly topped recent years. For APCOA, the congress was an important contribution to set the course for the future of European solutions, international standards and regulations, and to exchange ideas with business partners and other players on the market.”

At the accompanying EPA Exhibition, more than 1,400 visitors got information about a great variety of products, as well as the latest trends and developments around on- and off-street parking from 62 companies from the host country Netherlands, as well as from different European countries.

Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark AB, was “very satisfied” with his presence at the exhibition: “This year´s EPA has been a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase all that EasyPark has to offer. The connections we made and the expansion to our professional network have been invaluable.”

Also, evening events were described as a powerful magnet to expand networking within the parking industry and to establish new contacts within and impressive atmosphere.

“The 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition 2017 was a very successful event for us. Both at the exhibition and at the networking events, we have met our latest and future partners, and we are working together to achieve our common goals,” said Matthias Mandelkow, CEO of Sunhill Technologies GmbH.

[Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH]

Intertraffic Expands to Indonesia to Offer Mobility Solutions

RAI Amsterdam’s Intertraffic, “the largest and most important trade event brand in the global traffic industry,” is expanding to Indonesia through Intertraffic Indonesia 2018. The event will present the latest traffic and mobility solutions to address the country’s various traffic problems.

Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 will be co-located with Indonesia Infrastructure Week, Konstruksi Indonesia and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia taking place Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2018, in Jakarta.

RAI Amsterdam will work with Tarsus Indonesia, a business-to-business event, exhibition, conference and media company, to present Intertraffic Indonesia 2018. Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way to a successful cooperation.

With its Intertraffic events, RAI Amsterdam says it has a long track record of outstanding developments as one of the largest and most important trade event brand organizers for traffic industry professionals and is trusted by leading international companies to showcase their diverse range of cutting-edge products and technologies.

Intertraffic ( has established its position, since its launch in 1972, as the leading international marketplace for “smart” mobility, infrastructure, traffic management, road safety and parking, with events in the Netherlands, China, Turkey, Mexico and Indonesia. They are designed to offer a comprehensive overview of the latest products, services and solutions offered by suppliers, while also showcasing the newest industry-wide trends and developments.

Upcoming events include Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018: March 20-23, 2018; and Intertraffic China 2018: May 28-30, 2018.

[Source: RAI Amsterdam]

Article contributed by the Parking PT team.
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