Kestrel General News

  1. Kestrel Meters in Nifty Shades of Green

    Greenery is the 2017 Color of the Year

    Pantone is a standardized color matching system used for printing purposes and in graphic design. The 2017 Pantone color of the year was recently announced and the winner is "Greenery". What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? "A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude."

  2. The Importance of U.S. Manufacturing

    On Thursday, November 19th, NK's CEO Alix James participated in a panel discussion on U.S. Manufacturing at the Keystone Conference on Business and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she discussed the benefits of making products on American soil, and she explained why U.S. manufacturing is such a critical part of NK’s business success.

  3. Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers Keep Special Olympic Athletes Safe

    Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers Keep Special Olympic Athletes Safe

    Last month, the Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers were used during the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles to ensure the health and safety of the more than 6,500 international athletes competing under the hot mid-summer sun. Recognizing the importance of on-site conditions monitoring for athletes, the event organizers deployed five Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers mounted on tripods to track wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and help prevent exertional heat stress injuries with actionable data. This year’s Games featured competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, soccer and many other summer sports.

  4. Kestrel Spotted on Wake Island after Typhoon Halola

    Kestrel Spotted on Wake Island after Typhoon Halola

    Wake Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world and Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters were used by the military to re-establish the opening of the island after Typhoon Halola.

  5. Kestrel Team Trains PA Dog Law Enforcement Officers

    Kestrel Team Trains PA Dog Law Enforcement Officers

    Kestrel team members Katie Godfrey, Senior Global Account Executive, and Madeline Delaney Product Manager, trained several dog wardens of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on features and operation of the Kestrel DROP D2 Temperature & Humidity Data Logger. The PA Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is responsible for ensuring the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels. Also, the bureau regulates activities pertaining to dogs that are classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

  6. Wind Speed and Water Temperature for Paddlers

    For avid kayakers, wind speed and water temperature are crucial environmental measurements that will affect his/her paddle experience. Many courses even have specified allowable wind conditions that will determine if a group can get out on the water.

  7. NK CEO Alix James to present at Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit

    On Wednesday, October 1st, NK CEO Alix James will be one of the many prestigious speakers at the DVIRC’s Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the Manufacturing Summit are to inspire and educate people on the best practices for energizing your business, celebrating advanced manufacturing, and learning the latest best practices to support business growth, continuous improvement and workforce development.

  8. "Kestrelbot" Wins First Lego League Global Challenge

    Each year, teams from all over the world participate in the First Lego League challenge. This past year, the "Aztechs2," a team made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders from Adobe Bluffs Elementary School in Rancho Peñasquitos, CA , used a Kestrel 4500 as the centerpiece for their lego project.

  9. Private Label Order Creates Job Opportunity at NK

    September was quite a busy month at NK. In fact, we received a large order from one of our Japan-based customers, Weathernews, for 10,000 weather meters. This new order created nine temporary manufacturing positions on our production floor. Weathernews is a Japan-based company founded in 1986. The company’s mission is to serve developing nations where many lives are lost each year in natural weather disasters. Reaching over 6.7 billion people across the world, their slogan is "Always with you."


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