Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Trinity Hunt Rolls Out Redesigned Website

Re-tooled “Trinityhunt.com” Includes Enhancements To Content, Navigation, Design and Appearance

Dallas, TX, May 08, 2012 - Trinity Hunt Partners, a leading private equity firm with an extensive track record of partnering with business owners to build value, today announced the launch of its upgraded www.TrinityHunt.com website.

Trinity Hunt revised its website to profile the firm’s extensive track record of investments with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses in its region. The firm’s principals have successfully invested over $1.3 billion of equity capital in more than 50 platform companies.

Trinity Hunt’s sponsor, the Lamar Hunt family, has a well-deserved reputation for high integrity and fair dealing that serves as a foundation for how the firm does business.

Trinity Hunt continually seeks to partner with experienced management teams who share the same values and the same desire to build a better and stronger company,” said Trinity Hunt Partner Dan Dross. “The new site design and content more accurately reflects who we are as a firm and how we can help our management partners drive growth.”

Trinity Hunt typically invests in established companies that are valued between $10 million to $150 million, where the addition of capital and operating resources can generate strong growth prospects. The firm considers investment opportunities across several core industries, including industrial products and services, business services and healthcare services.

To learn more about Trinity Hunt Partners or discuss a new opportunity, please contact Scott Colvert at 214-777-6603 or scolvert@trinityhunt.com.

About Trinity Hunt
Trinity Hunt is a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. Recognized throughout the Southwest, Southeast, and lower Midwest regions of the U.S. the firm has earned a reputation for working closely with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses to provide strategic, operational, and capital expertise to help companies reach the next level. The Trinity Hunt team has successfully invested over $1.3 billion of equity capital in more than 50 platform companies spanning a diverse array of industries and economic cycles. Known for its high integrity, respectful partnerships, and straightforward approach, Trinity Hunt’s experience and financial resources help its client firms capitalize on available opportunities.

For more information, visit www.trinityhunt.com.

Dan Mahoney
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Ecotech Institute Increases Veterans’ Resources, Including Partnership with Veterans Green Jobs

With Veteran Population on the Rise, Ecotech Seeks to Understand the Educational and Emotional Needs of Military Students

Denver, CO, May 08, 2012 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced that it has formed a relationship with Colorado-based Veterans Green Jobs, whose mission is to engage, transition and connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities. About 15 percent of Ecotech’s current student population is made up of military veterans.

Together, Ecotech and Veterans Green Jobs will focus on encouraging and enhancing opportunities for military veterans by promoting career opportunities in the green jobs sector, both in Colorado and nationally.

“Our military population has already been through so much and we want to make sure we’re providing the support they need to excel in school and go on to have productive careers,” said Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “Veterans Green Jobs has a similar focus, believing that the right jobs can make all the difference in helping our military veterans enjoy a successful life after service.”

As part of its commitment to military students, Ecotech recently hosted a seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), taught by the Denver Department of Veterans Affairs. Ecotech administration, program directors and instructors attended the session to better understand what many student veterans are going through. According to “Help my PTSD,” one in every five military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD and in the past year the number of diagnosed cases in the military has jumped 50 percent.

At Ecotech, 67 students are either military veterans or currently serving in the military. Of those, three will graduate on June 21, 2012. One of those students is Monica Soto, who will graduate in June with a degree in Wind Energy Technology. Monica spent more than eight years in the Navy as an aircraft mechanic, but after 9/11 she left the Navy to be closer to her son and build a career where she could raise him in one place. After trying some other career paths, she found Ecotech when seeking an opportunity that would capitalize on her training and previous associate’s degree, and also build a bridge between her time in the military and her life as a civilian.

“As a single mom and 100 percent disabled vet, I didn’t know where to find my place in the civilian community and Ecotech met my needs in a variety of ways,” said Soto. “I knew my purpose in the Navy and felt lost after I left; I now feel a purpose again. I’m excited about putting my skills to work to better my own family and our environment.”

Ecotech Institute will have its first graduating class in June 2012. Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, offers highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative cleantech employers.

Learn more about Ecotech Institute, or call 877-326-5576. The next round of classes begins in late June and applications are being accepted now. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability.  Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, the college offers five associate’s degrees designed by experts in the industry for people seeking careers in the emerging cleantech economy. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.

About Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of almost 20,000 students.  The ECA website is www.ecacolleges.com.  In addition to Ecotech Institute, ECA schools include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nursing and more in eighteen different cities.  Virginia College campuses are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida; Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah, Georgia; Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Greenville, South Carolina; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Austin, Texas. The Virginia College website is www.vc.edu.  Virginia College also offers classes worldwide via the Internet, with student services and admissions facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida, and a Military Student Center also in Tampa.  Information about online classes at Virginia College is available at www.vconline.edu.  Additionally, ECA operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, with locations in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama; Richmond, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida.  The website is www.culinard.com.  ECA also operates Golf Academy of America, with locations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The Golf Academy website is golfacademy.edu.

Alicia Hassinger or Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206