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To: richardred who wrote (6059)8/4/2021 2:55:29 PM
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Nice size add to HLX today. Small add to AFI

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To: richardred who wrote (6031)8/5/2021 9:18:31 AM
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RE: GNE- possible spin off-> Genie believes that shareholders could benefit from the potential spin-off of GREI with adequate capital and a dedicated management team empowered to gain scale and accelerate growth in its current and prospective European markets. The remaining US operations, GRE and Genie Renewables would then be positioned to accelerate their respective growth plans.

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To: richardred who wrote (6061)8/5/2021 3:24:47 PM
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Added more in quantity to AFI < 4.96

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To: richardred who wrote (6061)8/6/2021 11:19:10 AM
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HLX-sold shares bought @ 3.92 today

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To: richardred who wrote (6063)8/6/2021 4:36:20 PM
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Added a little AFI today @ 3.94

P.S. Hey you never know! The Armstrong name is Iconic and not overpriced currently IMO

OLDIE

Buffett Praises Shaw's Acquisition of USF in Letter of Shareholders

Omaha, NE, February 26, 2018-Berkshire Hathaway released Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders.

In the letter, Buffett explains that Berkshire made fewer acquisitions in 2017 because the market is currently overpriced but included the following about Shaw’s purchase of U.S. Floors: “Near the end of 2016, Shaw Industries, our floor coverings business, acquired U.S. Floors (“USF”), a rapidly growing distributor of luxury vinyl tile. USF’s managers, Piet Dossche and Philippe Erramuzpe, came out of the gate fast, delivering a 40% increase in sales in 2017, during which their operation was integrated with Shaw’s. It’s clear that we acquired both great human assets and business assets in making the USF purchase.

“Vance Bell, Shaw’s CEO, originated, negotiated and completed this acquisition, which increased Shaw’s sales to $5.7 billion in 2017 and its employment to 22,000. With the purchase of USF, Shaw has substantially strengthened its position as an important and durable source of earnings for Berkshire.”

floordaily.net

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (3935)8/9/2021 9:23:19 AM
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SAFM gets a Cargill 4.5 billion buyout bid today.

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To: richardred who wrote (6048)8/9/2021 1:00:50 PM
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John Deere Acquires Bear Flag Robotics to Accelerate Autonomous TechnologyDeere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million.


Logo by Bear Flag Robotics

Posted Michael Roth

Aug 06, 2021

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John Deere Worldwide Agriculture and Turf Division

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million. Founded in 2017, the Silicon Valley-based startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines. The deal accelerates the development and delivery of automation and autonomy on the farm and supports John Deere's long-term strategy to create smarter machines with advanced technology to support individual customer needs.

"Deere views autonomy as an important step forward in enabling farmers to leverage their resources strategically to feed the world and create more sustainable and profitable operations," said Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. "Bear Flag's team of talented agriculture professionals, engineers and technologists have a proven ability to deliver advanced technology solutions to market. Joining that expertise and experience with Deere's expertise in autonomy, along with our world-class dealer channel, will accelerate the delivery of solutions to farmers that address the immense challenge of feeding a growing world."

Deere first started working with Bear Flag in 2019 as part of the company's Startup Collaborator program, an initiative focused on enhancing work with startup companies whose technology could add value for Deere customers. Since then, Bear Flag has successfully deployed its autonomous solution on a limited number of farms in the U.S.

"One of the biggest challenges farmers face today is the availability of skilled labor to execute time-sensitive operations that impact farming outcomes,” said Igino Cafiero, co-founder and CEO of Bear Flag Robotics. “Autonomy offers a safe and productive alternative to address that challenge head on. Bear Flag's mission to increase global food production and reduce the cost of growing food through machine automation is aligned with Deere's and we're excited to join the Deere team to bring autonomy to more farms."

The Bear Flag team consists of agriculture professionals, engineers and technologists focused on autonomy, sensor fusion, vision, data, software and hardware. They will remain in California’s Silicon Valley where they will work closely with Deere to accelerate innovation and autonomy for customers across the world.

"Deere and Bear Flag are highly complementary from both a technology and mission perspective," said Dan Leibfried, director – automation & autonomy at Deere. "We look forward to working even closer together with the ultimate goal of helping farmers achieve the best possible outcomes through advanced technology like autonomy."



Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Bear Flag Robotics' ( www.BearFlagRobotics.com) mission is to increase global food production, while decreasing the cost of growing food through machine automation. The company makes autonomous technology for agricultural tractors, increasing safety, reliability and profitability on farms.

rermag.com

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From: richardred8/9/2021 1:21:25 PM
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Bought back into a little MNTX today. IMO Earnings were not to bad .It came down from the latest qtrs. earnings spike upward. However I think it will be some time before Tadano would even consider buying the rest of MNTX. Considering some of the other construction equipment Mfgs. I've seen. Dealers are starting to replace and build some inventory. Raw material costs are still a troubled spot moving forward.

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Caterpillar Revenue Jumps 29 Percent in Second Quarter

Aug 07, 2021

Wall Street Beat"> Wall Street Beat

Manitou Hikes Revenue 27 Percent in First Half of 2021Manitou posted first half sales of €970 million, a 27-percent increase compared to the first half of 2020.

Posted Michael Roth

Aug 05, 2021

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Manitou North America

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From: richardred8/11/2021 10:16:03 AM
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New Buy- Bought into ENDP-ENDO on the nearly 10% decline today.

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From: richardred8/11/2021 2:01:20 PM
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Bought some POSH-POSHMARK today as it takes a 13% hit today. IMO-Seems overly punished for previous 3 qtr's results.

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