Bike-heavy on clips this week, but what can I say? They’re the best. Check’em out below.1. When Deer AttackReminiscent of this video, but hitting much closer to home is a clip of an unexpected race-day mishap caught on camera. Nature’s revenge? You be the judge.2. Crazy Dude Does Crazy Downhill Crazy FastI will never tire of watching crazy-ass dudes bomb down crazy-ass downhill courses. Here is the latest from that expanding genre.3. Is It On?Not only a very cool ski video, but a great tutorial on how to make the most of your GoPro edit.Salomon Freeski TV S6E11 – Not another GoPro edit from Salomon Freeski on Vimeo.4. Going SoloBack in the saddle for our final entry. This is a beautifully shot self edit from out in the woods and another great example of maximizing your edit when you’re all alone out there.Aaron LaRocque – Prime Time on Pinkbike
June 05, 2018 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Acutec Precision Aerospace (Acutec), Inc., a woman-owned manufacturer of components and subassemblies for the aerospace industry that has been located in Crawford County for more than thirty years, will further invest in the city of Meadville by expanding its aerospace manufacturing facility located in the city and creating 60 new manufacturing jobs.“The decision by a high-tech manufacturer like Acutec Precision Aerospace to grow its workforce here in Pennsylvania shows that the industry recognizes the quality of our workers,” Governor Wolf said. “Acutec has a decades-long history in Crawford County, and I applaud their decision to stay here and grow in the years ahead. This is great news for workers in the area, great news for Acutec, and great news for Pennsylvania.”Acutec will expand into an additional 70,000 square feet and construct a 13,000-square-foot connector to the 188,735-square-foot space it already occupies in the Crawford Business Park. This additional space will allow Acutec to add significantly to its manufacturing capacity, meeting the needs of its expanding customer base and the growth demands of its existing customers. The saw and material handling department will be moved into the new space, and the stock room and packaging will be shifted from the shop floor to increase manufacturing space. Acutec has committed to investing at least $10.7 million into the project, creating 60 new jobs, and retaining 450 employees over the next three years.“As the international aerospace industry, including commercial, defense and space, continues growing, this proves to be the ideal opportunity for expanding the capacity of our Meadville facility,” said Elisabeth Smith, president and CEO of Acutec. “For thirty years we have been based in Crawford County, and we are thankful for the dedicated workforce in this area that has made this possible.”Acutec Precision Aerospace received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $250,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $120,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. Acutec was also recently approved through the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County for a $2.2 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to assist with the costs of renovation and construction. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in coordination with the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County.“Acutec Precision Aerospace is an impressive company that we have had the pleasure to work alongside as they expand at our Crawford Business Park in Meadville,” said Jim Becker, executive director of the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County. “This expansion by Acutec represents a long-term investment in the Crawford County area that will boost both our local and regional economies for many years to come. We applaud the governor, Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development for their efforts to support this project and thank Acutec for their commitment to Crawford County.”Founded in 1988, Acutec is a certified women-owned aerospace manufacturer providing critical components for the aviation industry using the latest CNC technology. The company has evolved from a small 17-person machining company into a full-service manufacturing and engineering company that employs more than 400 workers.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Acutec Precision Aerospace to Invest in Meadville Through Facility Expansion, Creating 60 Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
After downing the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion for the first time in three years, the Trojans now have a chance to maintain home and crosstown-cup perfection at the Galen Center for the second act of the USC and UCLA showdown.The 17-5 Trojans, coming off two straight 10-point wins against Washington State and Washington at home, are on the upswing after losing two games against Oregon and Oregon State on their most recent road trip.On the other hand, the 13-9 Bruins have been struggling recently, losing three of their last five games to USC, Oregon and Washington while allowing an average of 76.8 points per game.In the first game of the crosstown rivalry, the Men of Troy easily handled the Bruins 89-75, despite a deafening crowd of 12,993 at Pauley Pavilion.“Bryce Alford is really good,” redshirt junior Katin Reinhardt said. “Last game he didn’t get anything going. We’ve got to make sure we contain him again as well as Tony Parker.”During the contest, the Trojans executed precise outside shooting from their guards, equal distribution inside and out and big plays inside the paint from their forwards.Sophomores Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart were dynamite for USC, converting seven of their 10 three-point attempts, with McLaughlin going for a team-high 23 points on 50 percent shooting.As for the Trojan bigs, freshman Chimezie Metu and junior Nikola Jovanovic helped USC to out-rebound UCLA, combining for 14 of 42 rebounds, while scoring 21 and eight points, respectively. Not to mention, Metu and Jovanovic completed nine of their 12 free-throw attempts, helping USC shoot 78.3 percent overall from the line.In terms of what the Trojans’ defense was able to do against the Bruins, UCLA completed just four of its 19 three-point attempts with their bench accumulating just two points off of four free throws while missing all of their eight shots from the field.As well, the Trojans earned four steals and caused the Bruins to turn the ball over nine times.Moving on from their 14-point win, though, the Trojans have been playing better quality basketball after their two losses in Oregon due to a combination of their interior offense and exterior defense.A resurgent Jovanovic has stepped up his play in recent games, shooting a combined 16-23 in his past two games with 12 rebounds, 40 points, two assists and a 88.9 percent free-throw percentage after scoring just 13 points combined in the Trojans’ losses to Oregon and Oregon State.If the Men of Troy hope to keep their 13-0 record at home untarnished, the 6-feet-11 Jovanovic will have to play consistently on the offensive glass, grabbing offensive rebounds, while contributing hook shots and layups on the scorecard.Not to mention, the Trojans have been dominating in terms of pushing teams inside due to their stringy outside defense. Considering the correlation between opposing 3-point percentage and overall outcome for the Trojans, USC will need to lock down the perimeter and force UCLA shooters inside the arch.In the Trojans’ two wins against Washington State and Washington, the Cougars and Huskies each shot 22.2 and 25 percent from 3-point range, respectively. In USC’s win at Pauley Pavilion, the Trojans held the Bruins to just 21.1 percent from beyond the arch, leading to a 14-point drubbing.“Our goal all year has been to challenge the 3-point shooter and try to run them off the line,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We’ve been doing a pretty good job at holding teams to moderate or low percentage from the 3 line all season, but you never know. UCLA has great shooters from the perimeter.”Despite a shaky 2-2 record in their last four games, the Bruins are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arch, much improved from their loss to USC.Overall, though, reducing Alford, Isaac Hamilton, Parker and Aaron Holiday is imperative to a Trojan victory, ultimately crowd support could determine the result of Thursday’s contest.Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Galen Center.