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James Marsden, a former Kansas State University professor, was hired by Chipotle in 2016 to help the burrito chain rebuild its reputation after it endured a number of setbacks as a result of several very public foodborne illness outbreaks at its restaurants starting in 2015.

“Earlier this year, Dr. Marsden informed us of his intent to retire sometime next year, probably in (the second quarter), but he is committed to staying on until we have hired and fully on-boarded a new head of food safety at Chipotle,” the company said in an e-mail to USA TODAY. “Dr. Marsden will serve on our food safety advisory council after his retirement.”

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Hot Safest Stocks For 2021: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR), incorporated on March 8, 1978, designs, develops, markets and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems and advanced threat-detection solutions. The Company’s segments include Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM & Emerging Markets, Maritime and Detection. Its Surveillance segment provides enhanced imaging and recognition solutions under its commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ) model to a range of military, law enforcement, public safety and other government customers. Its Instruments segment provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications under the FLIR and Extech brands. Its Security segment develops and manufactures a range of cameras and video recording systems for use in commercial, critical infrastructure, and home monitoring applications. Its OEM & Emerging Markets segment provides thermal imaging camera cores and components that are utilized by third parties to create thermal and other types of imaging systems. Its Maritime segment develops and manufactures electronics and imaging instruments for the recreational and commercial maritime market under the FLIR and Raymarine brands. The Detection segment offers sensors, instruments and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, and suppression of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threats.


The Surveillance segment develops and manufactures enhanced imaging and situational awareness solutions for a range of military, law enforcement, public safety and other government entities. The segment also utilizes uncooled thermal technology. Uncooled Surveillance segment products include hand-held and tripod-mount monoculars and binoculars, weapon sights and military-vehicle vision systems. The Company addresses its markets through eithe! r a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) model or a CDMQ model. The products developed under the COTS model are applicable to a range of commercial and government customers and markets, including military applications. CDMQ products are designed to meet military specifications. It also designs and manufactures lasers and laser components, such as rangefinders, illuminators and target markers. The segment serves markets, such as search and rescue, force protection, border and maritime patrol, surveillance and reconnaissance, airborne law enforcement, drug interdiction and personal vision.

The Company competes with BAE Systems, Finmeccanica, Elbit Systems, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Sagem, Sofradir and Thales.


The Instruments segment develops hand-held, fixed mount and desktop imaging and measurement products. The Company offers a range of cooled and uncooled thermal products, with thermal cameras for laboratory and research and development applications; optical gas imagers for oil, power and chemical production applications; ruggedized cameras for firefighters; fixed and pan-tilt thermal cameras for factory line automation and plant safety monitoring, and multiple lines of professional and mid-level thermal cameras. The segment markets its products under FLIR and Extech brands. It serves markets, such as electrical, predictive maintenance, firefighting, research and science, oil and gas production, and manufacturing process control.

The Company competes with Danaher, Testo, Seek Thermal, SATIR, OPGAL, Infratec, Guide Infrared, Nippon Avionics, Gossen Metrawatt, Textron, General Tools, Ideal Industries, Bullard, ISG/Scott, Argus, Drager and MSA.


The Security segment provides security solutions for a range of applications, including home and small business monitoring, as well as enterprise and infrastructure security. The segment develops video security solutions for use in c! ommercial! , critical infrastructure and home security applications. These solutions include thermal and visible-spectrum cameras, digital and networked video recorders, and related video management systems (VMS) software and accessories. Its video security cameras are marketed under the FLIR brand name, for thermal and professional-grade visible spectrum cameras, and the Lorex brand name, for the consumer do-it-yourself (DIY) and small business user. The segment serves markets, such as utilities, nuclear power, petrochemical, ports and borders, and commercial and residential.

The Company competes with Axis Communications, Bosch, Hikvision, Dahua, Infinova, Avigilon, Sony, Samsung, Q-see and Panasonic.

OEM & Emerging Markets

The OEM & Emerging Markets segment develops and manufactures thermal imaging camera cores and related components. A thermal camera core is an integrated, plug-and-play camera system that includes the infrared sensor, as well as the related image processing electronics and an optical lens. The Company offers cooled and uncooled cores that are based on long wave infrared (LWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) sensors. It also sells to third parties readout integrated circuit (ROIC) products. The OEM & Emerging Markets segment also houses the Company’s Emerging Markets businesses, which are businesses that are identified as high-potential but are under scaled. Intelligent Traffic Systems business and Mobile products business are included in Emerging Markets segment. The segment serves markets, such as mobile and intelligent transportation.

The Company competes with ULIS, DRS, L-3, BAE Systems, Seek Thermal, Opgal, Image Sensing Systems, Iteris and Citilog.


The Maritime segment develops and manufactures a range of thermal imaging and marine electronic products for recreational and commercial customers across the world. The segment provides boats of all sizes a full suite of electronic sy! stems, in! cluding multi-function helm displays, navigational instruments, autopilots, radars, sonar systems, thermal and visible imaging systems, and communications equipment. The Company’s product offering is multifunction navigation displays (MFDs). Its Dragonfly product line addresses the MFD needs of the small-boat recreational fishermen, including kayakers and freshwater bass anglers, while its larger MFDs serve large saltwater boat end users. The Maritime products are marketed under both the FLIR and Raymarine brands. The segment also integrates MFDs to use and control thermal and visual cameras, onboard entertainment products, engine instruments, and data services like satellite weather. Its marine instrument products are dedicated displays and sensors used for monitoring depth, boat speed and wind information. Its sonar solutions are engineered to serve the needs of both the inland and saltwater fishing customers. In addition, the segment also offers autopilot solutions that provide precision steering control for open water passages. The segment serves markets, such as recreational boating and commercial maritime.

The Company competes with Garmin, Navico, Furuno and Humminbird.


The Detection segment develops and manufactures field-ready sensor instruments and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, classification and suppression of CBRNE threats for military force protection, homeland security and commercial applications. Detection segment solutions combine multi-threat detection and identification technologies into single hand-held or desktop instruments. Product lines include hand-held and fixed radiation detectors, hand-held and desktop explosives trace detectors, desktop and portable mass spectrometers, and continuous air monitoring devices for aerosolized biological threats and disclosure sprays. The segment also manufactures integrated systems of multiple pieces of equipment to create turn-key solutions used by first responder! s for the! detection, identification, sample collection, decontamination, marking and hazard reporting of CBRNE threats. Its explosives detection products are used to identify military-grade explosives and homemade explosive devices in an array of military and public safety applications, such as screening high-risk individuals at checkpoints and identifying improvised explosive device (IED) makers, and its radiation products protect the public by warning of radionuclide exposure.

The Company competes with Agilent Technologies, Canberra Industries, Safran, SAIC, Smiths Detection, Thermo Fisher Scientific and United Technologies.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    FLIR Systems Inc  (NASDAQ:FLIR)Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.67.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    FLIR Systems Inc  (NASDAQ:FLIR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lessened its stake in shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 15.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 134,897 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 24,674 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.10% of FLIR Systems worth $7,010,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2021: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust), incorporated on November 18, 2005, and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages a group of small and middle-market businesses. The Company’s segments include The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (Liberty Safe or Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Manitoba Harvest), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (ACI or Advanced Circuits), AMT Acquisition Corporation (Arnold or Arnold Magnetics), Clean Earth Holdings, Inc. (Clean Earth), Candle Lamp Company, LLC (Sterno or Sterno Products) and Tridien Medical, Inc. (Tridien). The Company also owns a non-controlling interest of approximately 41% in Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOX). Compass Group Management LLC, (CGM or the Manager), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of its businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (MSA).


Ergobaby is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as stroller travel systems and accessories. Ergobaby offers a range of wearable baby carriers, stroller travel systems and related products that are sold through approximately 450 retailers and Web shops in the United States and internationally. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers and accessories).

Liberty Safe

Liberty Safe or Liberty is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of home and gun safes in North America. Through its approximately 314,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Liberty produces a range of home and gun safe models in an assortment of sizes, features and styles. Its products are marketed under the Liberty Safe brand, as well as a portfolio of licensed and private label brands, including Remington, Cabela’s and John Deere. Liberty Safe also sells commercial safes, vault doors and handgun va! ults.

Manitoba Harvest

Manitoba Harvest is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of branded, hemp-based food products. Manitoba Harvest’s products, which include Hemp Hearts, Hemp Heart Bites, Hemp Heart Bars, and Hemp protein powders, are carried in over 7,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada.

Advanced Circuits

Advanced Circuits or ACI is a provider of rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs), in the United States. Advanced Circuits typically manufactures 2 to 20 layer PCBs. Advanced Circuits also provides its customers with assembly services. Advanced Circuits uses brand names, such as,,,, and Advanced Circuits.


Arnold is a manufacturer of engineered, application specific permanent magnets. Arnold Magnetics products are used in applications, such as general industrial, reprographic systems, aerospace and defense, advertising and promotional, consumer and appliance, energy, automotive and medical technology. Arnold Magnetics is the manufacturer of engineered magnets, as well as domestic producer to design, engineer and manufacture rare earth magnetic solutions. Arnold markets magnets under the brand names of RECOMA, PLASTIFORM, FLEXMAG and ARNOLD.

Clean Earth

Clean Earth is a provider of environmental services for a range of contaminated materials, including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. Clean Earth provides a solution that analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end markets, such as power, construction, commercial development, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging. Clean Earth operates approximately 10 permitted facilities in the Eastern United States.

Sterno Products

Sterno Products is a manufacturer and marketer of food warming devices and table lighting solutions for the food service industry. Sterno’s produ! ct line i! ncludes wick and chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. Sterno’s products are sold primarily through the foodservice and consumer retail channels.


Tridien is a designer and manufacturer of powered and non-powered medical therapeutic support services and patient positioning devices serving the acute care, long-term care and home health care markets. Tridien’s therapeutic support surfaces are used for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and its patient positioning devices are used during surgical procedures to align various parts of the human body that must be fixed in place or require protection from injury. Tridien manufactures products as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), contract manufacturer (CM) and branded/private label manufacturer in multiple locations across the United States. Tridien’s facilities are located in Corona, California, Fishers, Indiana, and Coral Springs, Florida.

The Company competes with TTM Technologies, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc., Thomas & Skinner, Magnum Magnetics, Electron Energy, Vacuumschmelze Gruner, Baby Bjorn, Chicco, Britax, Manduca, Beco, Boba, Tula, LilleBaby, Stokke, Bugaboo, UppaBaby, Browning, Winchester and RedHead/Bass Pro.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Canadian marijuana producer Tilray is jumping into the U.S. hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oil market in a big way, buying Manitoba Harvest from Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) in a cash-and-stock deal worth up to 419 million Canadian dollars. Shares of Tilray bounced 5.3% on the news and those of Compass rose 2.7%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Purple Innovation (NYSE: CODI) and Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2021: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

ReneSola Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of solar wafers and solar power products. It offers virgin polysilicons, monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers, and photovoltaic cells and modules. The company also provides cell and module processing services. Its products are used in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. The company sells its solar wafers primarily to solar cell and module manufacturers. It principally operates in Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, and the United States. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Jiashan, the People?s Republic of China.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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