National Hardware Show 2017

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Filterpal Makes its Debut!
The dust STOPS here!!!
Made in USA!

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“Get yourself a Filterpal, your place will be much cleaner”. “Get yourself a Filterpal, leave the  world a little greener”. Best of all, when you get a Filterpal, you will save $$ and breathe clean air.
See the Amazing FILTERPAL in LAS VEGAS May 9-11, booth #IS342 and booth#IS136

Inventors Spotlight

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US Patent US20140311107A1

Filterpal is a proven product that has been on the market for 2 years.  It is a prefilter that is applied to Wet/Dry vacuums.  This filter has received raved reviews from many consumers. The product consists of a flexible pouch that is placed over the OEM paper cartridge filter. It is a simple operation, just like putting on a sock.  One size fits most all of the filters manufactured. Filterpal works by filtering out more than 99% of the debris and capturing it so it does not reach the cartridge filter, clogging it and omitting dirty unsafe air.

 The benefits of the Filterpal are,

Your cartridge filter can last for hundreds of cleaning cycles thereby eliminating the need to buy new filters.  Our users are reporting that they can repeatedly wash and dry filterpal and reinstall it over the old cartridge filter. When you consider the average cost of a cartridge filter of $30 it is easy to see that the user can save several thousand dollars over the life of their wet/dry vacuum. Filterpal is not a disposable filter.  It is reusable and after much research we find it is the only Wet/Dry vacuum filter that can be reused and restored to its original efficiency.

THIS FEATURE PREVENTS IT FROM BEING DEPOSITED INTO OUR LANDFILLS.  It is estimated that in a given year we deposit 500 million paper cartridge filters to our landfills. This volume is equal to 2 ½ Yankee Stadiums or 35 WalMarts.

In using Filterpal for several years we have found that Filterpal is a more efficient filter than the paper cartridge filter.  It simply allows less debris to be recycled into the room allowing for safe, cleaner healthier air quality.

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ECO FilterPal-Your New Best Friend

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US Patent US20140311107A1
                                          The dust STOPS here!!!
                                                         Made in USA!
                                             USA
“Get yourself a Filterpal, your place will be much cleaner”. “Get yourself a Filterpal, leave the  world a little greener”. Best of all, when you get a Filterpal, you will save $$ and breathe clean air.

Inventors Spotlight

Filterpal orange

Filterpal is a proven product that has been on the market for 2 years.  It is a prefilter that is applied to Wet/Dry vacuums.  This filter has received raved reviews from many consumers. The product consists of a flexible pouch that is placed over the OEM paper cartridge filter. It is a simple operation, just like putting on a sock.  One size fits most all of the filters manufactured. Filterpal works by filtering out more than 99% of the debris and capturing it so it does not reach the cartridge filter, clogging it and omitting dirty unsafe air.

 The benefits of the Filterpal are,

Your cartridge filter can last for hundreds of cleaning cycles thereby eliminating the need to buy new filters.  Our users are reporting that they can repeatedly wash and dry filterpal and reinstall it over the old cartridge filter. When you consider the average cost of a cartridge filter of $30 it is easy to see that the user can save several thousand dollars over the life of their wet/dry vacuum. Filterpal is not a disposable filter.  It is reusable and after much research we find it is the only Wet/Dry vacuum filter that can be reused and restored to its original efficiency.

THIS FEATURE PREVENTS IT FROM BEING DEPOSITED INTO OUR LANDFILLS.  It is estimated that in a given year we deposit 500 million paper cartridge filters to our landfills. This volume is equal to 2 ½ Yankee Stadiums or 35 WalMarts.

In using Filterpal for several years we have found that Filterpal is a more efficient filter than the paper cartridge filter.  It simply allows less debris to be recycled into the room allowing for safe, cleaner healthier air quality.

So let me tell you about my best friend, the Filter Pal, he will soon be yours too!

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 Order yours today for $22.50 with free shipping, you will be glad you did. Please Click the paypal button below or submit your request to Filterpal@paceimpact.com

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See our Customer review’s below 

The Filterpal HD filter is a high qualtiy and very effective shop vac filter wrap

Verified Purchase-Review for Filterpal HD – This filter wrap is great. I had been concerned about it fitting over the huge filter on my old Craftsman 16 gal. 2 HP wet/dry vac. The filter is the Craftsman 9-17804 listed for most 16 & 32 gal. vacs made before 1988, and measures 9″ wide by 10″ long. The Filterpal HD fit over it with ease and length to spare and could probably fit over a 10″ dia. filter. The fabric body is roomier yet, the first limitation anyone would hit would be the stretch of the elastic top which is excellent. I don’t know what the fabric is but it is like a thick fuzzy fleece material that is very well made, strong and very effective. We’ve been giving it a workout during remodeling cleaning up cement and saw dust and the ever dreaded joint compound dust. Somehow it captures everything while still letting the air flow freely. For expediency I haven’t been removing it except for the first time to see what was getting thru, which was nothing, and instead cleaning it by knocking it off, brushing, then using a battery powered dust buster on it. If you’re tired of running a restrictive dirty pleaded paper filter and buying replacements, the answer is a Filterpal filter wrap. It looks like it’d be easily machine washable if ever needed. I combined it with a Ridgid VT2525 Wet Dry Vac Muffler and Adapter available here on Amazon and between the Filterpal not exhausting dust and the Ridgid muffler/exhaust filter the days of the shop vac blowing dust everywhere are over, probably for the life of the shop vac. I have no connection to Daka Manufacturing, nor been there, though they are here in NJ. When I called for info and left a voice message I received a return call from the owner in a couple hours and he was very helpful. Their phone number is 908-782-0360. This is a labor and money saving product I’d recommend for home or commercial use!

————————————————————————————————————- Wow – I’ve wasted so much money before finding this-Verified Purchase

The Filterpal HD is probably the single best thing I’ve purchased this year. I have saved hundreds of dollars on shop vac filters (such as Craftsman 9-17912 Wet Dry Vacuum Filter with High Efficiency Particle Air Filter Rated Material) by using this with them.

———————————————————————————————————— Its not nice having to beat the crap out of the filters …Erin Kelley-Verified

Im a professional contractor and I use these on all my vacs. Its not nice having to beat the crap out of the filters to get them clean. Filters last a lot longer and the vacs actually get full before they clog (imagine that). Works with the big and small ridgid filters. Im looking forward to setting up and using this on the filter for fine dust removal.

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really helps keep filter cleaner, not spotless, but definitely cleaner. A whole lot easier to shake out or wash than the paper filter. I put it on the whole filter and then put the filter in place with some of the bag between. It is a little tricky to screw “nut” on but it seems to give a better seal. Just put nut in bag and screw in from the outside.

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I have had the other Filterpal (standard?) as another reviewer stated and they worked really well and made cleanup of the vac easy and nearly nothing was on the paper filter. The best part is finding not fine dust in side the motor of the vac! I was and still have more house projects that involves drywall dust, more projects to come and look forward to using this one in place of the standard Filterpal, The standard worked so well that I expect this one to the same if not more.

 

 

Stephen Key-Award Winning Inventor

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Stephen started his career in product development selling his handmade goods at art shows and state fairs, where he quickly discovered the importance of creating a desirable product. “Let’s face it: When rent is due and you are hungry, if the product you spent several hours making doesn’t sell, you quickly move on to something else,” he explained. Using his artistic talents and following his dream of becoming self-employed, Stephen taught himself to design and sculpt plush characters. Others eventually recognized Stephen’s talent for design and he began freelancing for Dakin Toys.

Eventually, he applied for a real job with a paycheck. “I went in for an interview at a startup company called Worlds of Wonder. I figured that I could work for them during the day and do my freelance projects at night. That way I’d be making twice as much! Little did I know—after bluffing my way through much of the interview—that I would land the job and be shipped out to Hong Kong to learn about manufacturing.”

Stephen was placed in charge of Worlds of Wonder’s design group. Stephen had the opportunity to design and work with the engineers of wildly successful product lines, including Teddy Ruxpin, the worlds’ first talking teddy bear (which was invented by Ken Forsse and licensed to Worlds of Wonder by Ken’s company Alchemy II) and Lazer Tag, the hit toy of 1986.

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During his tenure with Worlds of Wonder his interest in new products blossomed. “I often looked at new product submissions that would come into WOW and found myself saying, ‘I can do better than that, I know it.’”

Stephen left Worlds of Wonder to start his own toy invention and licensing firm. But to pay the rent he kept on freelancing for toy manufacturers like Disney, WOW, Applause, and Dakin. Over time, the freelance projects declined and his inventions grew.

One of Stephen’s favorite products that he invented in the early days was a small indoor basketball backboard that was designed to look like a basketball player with his arms outstretched. Ohio Art licensed the idea from him and sold over one million Michael Jordan Wall Balls that first year.

Stephen had joined the ranks of successful inventors. He loved his work and it actually paid the rent.

In 1995, Stephen read an article in his local newspaper that described a problem: Labels are never able to fit all of the information that is required to be on them in a font size that is legible. His interest was piqued and he started thinking about how he could solve that problem.

His solution was simple, or so he thought: Add another label over the current one. This outer label would have a clear window. The outer label would spin around the container and whatever was printed on the inner label would be viewed through the clear window.

Stephen developed the Rotating Label (or Spinformation®, as it is sometimes called) with the help of the largest pressure-sensitive label manufacturer in the United States, CCL Label, Inc.

The rotating label today is manufactured and sold in countries around the world and on many different label technologies, including Roll Fed, Pressure Sensitive, Cut & Stack, Shrink Wrap, and Stretch Sleeve. Stephen has received over 13 industry awards as a result of his innovation and the benefits his label offers to its users.

The rotating label has been featured on Rexall Sundown Herbal products worldwide, Lawry’s Perfect Blend Seasonings in the U.S., Nescafe Coffee in Japan, and a vitamin supplement in China. Learn more about Spinformation here.

Several years into production, CCL Label—the company that Stephen developed the label with—priced the label too high, making it prohibitively costly to most companies. Stephen decided to take a break from Spinformation® and focus his efforts elsewhere.

During his hiatus from Spinformation®, one of Stephen’s childhood friends came to him with an interesting idea. Rob was in the music retail business. He told Stephen about how guitar picks had basically been the same boring pieces of plastic for the past eighty years. Stephen set to work figuring out how to freshen up the guitar pick industry. A short time later HotPicks was born. Stephen took the basic shape of a guitar pick and changed it to the shape of a skull. It was an instant hit. The picks started selling around the world. Soon HotPicks were sold in 10,000 stores worldwide including Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven. The small company decided to branch out, obtaining a license from Disney to produce guitar picks in the shapes of their popular characters, including Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh. They also created a line of guitar picks using lenticular material, which made the images printed on the picks look like they were moving. Stephen also signed a licensing contract with country superstar Taylor Swift and createdmotion guitar picks with her likeness. After five successful years in the guitar pick business Stephen decided to sell his share of the company and move on. Spinformation® was starting to garner more interest again.
Learn more about HotPicks here.

Taking advantage of the relationship he had formed during his time at HotPicks, Stephen introduced Spinformation® to the food and beverage division of Disney. They instantly loved it. They immediately put Stephen in contact with one of their licensees that produced beverages and requested a new juice-based children’s drink called Twist N Chill. The Twist N Chill drink featured Hannah Montana and Cars. The label was used to deliver fun games, activities, and action to entertain the children while they drank the beverage.

Now the Spinformation® label is being used to educate parents about how to dose liquid medication to their children based on weight instead of age. Each year in the United States, as many as 27,000 children are overdosed or under-dosed liquid medication. An emergency room doctor developed this new product, which is named Accudial.

Stephen’s Spinformation label continues to win accolades. Accudial received Product of the Year in Canada as well as a Gold at the Edison Awards. Here is a photo of Stephen with his wife Janice at the Edison Awards. Söyu Natural Teas also took home a Bronze award at the Edison Awards.

Stephen’s rotating label technology was recently purchased by SpinLabel Technologies, Inc. (formerly Accudial Pharmaceuticals, Inc.). Stephen joined a dynamic team of entrepreneurs as the Chief Technical Officer of the company.

Stephen travels and speaks around the world. He was a speaker at the Booming in the Bust Conference in Australia and was invited to give an all-day lecture by the government of Northern Ireland in Belfast.

In 2011, McGraw-Hill published Stephen’s first book, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Ideas Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work. In 2012, he published One Simple Ideas for Entrepreneurs. In 2013, he became a regular contributor to Entrepreneur. In 2014, he was asked to write a weekly called “The Licensing Lifestyle” for Inc.

In his spare time Stephen travels around the world with his lovely wife Janice. Their oldest daughter Madeleine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 and their youngest daughter Elizabeth graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014. Their son Jon currently attends UC Berkeley.

Stephen Key with the Shark Tank All-Stars at the Make48 competition in Kansas City featured with John Depaola of the Paint Brush Cover, Judy Edwards of Squatty Potty and Christopher Guerrera of PACE.

Lean 6 Sigma Discipline

Lean for Production and Services

A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing. Not true. Lean applies in every business and every process. It is not a tactic or a cost reduction program, but a way of thinking and acting for an entire organization.

Businesses in all industries and services, including healthcare and governments, are using lean principles as the way they think and do. Many organizations choose not to use the word lean, but to label what they do as their own system, such as the Toyota Production System or the Danaher Business System. Why? To drive home the point that lean is not a program or short term cost reduction program, but the way the company operates. The word transformation or lean transformation is often used to characterize a company moving from an old way of thinking to lean thinking. It requires a complete transformation on how a company conducts business. This takes a long-term perspective and perseverance.

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The term “lean” was coined to describe Toyota’s business during the late 1980s by a research team headed by Jim Womack, Ph.D., at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program.

The characteristics of a lean organization and supply chain are described inLean Thinking, by Womack and Dan Jones, founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. While there are many very good books about lean techniques, Lean Thinking remains one of the best resources for understanding “what is lean” because it describes the thought process, the overarching key principles that must guide your actions