Perry Griffith, a scion of the family’s Denison Parking empire, has handed the CEO reins to the executive who helped him expand the Indianapolis company to 10 other states in as many years. President and COO Mark Pratt is assuming the role of CEO from Griffith, who remains Chairman of the board. Griffith said the change affirms Denison’s ambitions to grow — albeit carefully — in other markets, possibly including collegiate and municipal venues.
Timothy Haahs and Associates has been honored by two state organizations. The APA’s New Jersey Chapter recognized the firm for a parking structure at Pier Village in Long Branch City, NJ. It provided design and consulting services for the garage – a four-level, 352-space facility wrapped on two sides by residential units. The Pennsylvania Parking Association (PPA) recognized the firm for the design of two mixed-use projects: Atlantic City’s The Wave, an 1,180-space parking garage with 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, owned by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; and the Queen Street Station mixed-use and 395-space parking facility, owned by the Red Rose Transit Authority, in Lancaster, PA. In other news, Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA, President of TimHaahs, has been appointed to the March of Dimes Board of Directors for the 20th Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon. As a board member, he will join other industry leaders to serve on behalf of the firm.
The Fast Park family of off-site airport parking companies, with 16 facilities in 12 markets, collected more than 5,700 pounds of food in support of National Hunger Action Month this fall. All donations benefit local food bank members of Feeding America, the largest such network in the country. The company also matched dollar for every dollar or pound of non-perishable food donated by customers. This year, a total of $6,626 was given to the food bank network.
Standard Parking Corp., one of the nation’s leading providers of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services, has been awarded several contracts for its SP Plus Airport Services and SP Plus Municipal operating divisions. The deals include awards from airport authorities in Dayton, Jacksonville, Buffalo-Niagara and Niagara Falls, and Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky, as well as municipal parking services contracts from Harrisburg, PA, and Oxford, MS.
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has announced that aptiQ smartcard users and TagMaster North America long-range tag users can now combine the features of a long-read-range tag with the benefits of the highly secure aptiQ Mifare DesFire EV1 smartcard to gain access at parking garages, buildings and interior office space. “It is literally two tag technologies in one,” said Ali Khaksar, President of TagMaster NA. “For example, our 2.45 GHz microwave RFID technology allows customers to gain hands-free access to a corporate garage that utilizes our long-range RFID readers … The encapsulated aptiQ technology can be used for all personal access to the building or office, even clocking into the time and attendance system.”
PolyBrite International of Naperville, IL, has been named a winner of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards. The winners were announced at an event Oct. 22 at Harris Theater in Chicago, with more than 1,200 business and civic leaders attending. The awards are the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.
As MaxLite continues to expand its product development program, the company has appointed Francisco Garza as Product Marketing Manager. He will report to Pat Treadway, Director of Product Marketing for the company, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of the award-winning MaxLED line of innovative LED luminaires and lamps.
The US Green Parking Council (GPC) has announced that Canopy Airport Parking, one of its “demonstrator sites,” was selected Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year as an NPA 2012 Innovation Award winner. Propark America, a Platinum Launch Partner of the GPC, conceptualized, developed and operates the LEED-Certified Gold parking facility, which services Denver International Airport.
The Indianapolis Colts has partnered with ParkWhiz to offer fans “an enhanced experience” even before they reach Lucas Oil Stadium. The NFL team says the partnership represents a mutual desire to provide peace of mind for fans, and eliminate the barriers associated with game day parking. The company’s user-friendly tools are designed to let customers secure guaranteed parking for day-to-day activities, as well as for special events such as a professional football game.
The EVSE LLC division of Control Module and Amano McGann have developed and now installed “a breakthrough solution” in electric vehicle charging. The installation project is part of a $200-million development initiative in Mansfield, CT, that serves the town and the neighboring University of Connecticut campus at Storrs. The solution, which integrates EVSE’s charging stations with Amano McGann’s iParc professional parking management software, is designed to simplify EV charging for parking patrons and operators alike.
McCarthy Building Cos. has begun construction on a 475-space, 191,000-square-foot parking structure at Hoag Health Center in Huntington Beach, CA. Said Sanford Smith, a Senior VP at Hoag Hospital: “The new expansion represents a major contribution to the community, allowing the health center to double the amount of medical services it currently provides.”
Park New Haven, which maintains and manages more than 8,000 public parking spaces across seven garages and numerous surface facilities in Downtown New Haven, CT, has added a valet parking service for customers at Union Station. Those traveling on Amtrak and Metro-North trains into New Haven will be able to send a text message ahead of their arrival to the new “Rapid Return” line and have their vehicle waiting for them when they arrive The program is a joint effort between the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which owns the station, and Park New Haven, which maintains and operates the property.
Genetec, announced it was the recipient of the Axis Communications 2012 Application Development Partner (ADP) of the Year Award in North America for the second consecutive year, as well as the recipient of the 2011 EMEA ADP award.
Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, presents the ADP of the Year award annually to an outstanding application partner in each major geographical region.
Loma Linda University has kicked-off its $800-million capital improvement program with construction of a new seven-level, 1,171-stall parking structure on its campus in Loma Linda, Calif. (near the city of San Bernardino). Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based Bomel Construction began the construction phase in October and will have the garage completed at the end of next year. In addition, Aladdin Development of Beverly Hills, Calif., has completed an expansion of a parking structure near San Diego International Airport. Bomel Construction Co. added 502 stalls to a 30-year-old structure with 1,542 stalls. The expanded garage has three levels above grade, two below grade and three entrance and exit points. In other Bomel news, Farmers Insurance recently completed a four-level parking structure with 405 stalls at its Woodland Hills operation. The garage replaces a surface parking lot that had about 140 stalls. The 122,000-sq.-ft., garage was built to accommodate about 400 employees who relocated from the Simi Valley office. There are more than 1,000 Farmers’ employees working in the 10-story office building on Owensmouth Avenue.