It is with a heavy heart that we ask our Blue Eagle Community to lift in prayer the family of Jamar Travis. He was a…Posted by W. S. Neal Football on Saturday, August 10, 2019Travis was part of Auburn’s 2010 national title team that was led by quarterback Cam Newton. The Tigers knocked off Oregon in the championship game.Auburn has yet to release a statement on Travis’ passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with Travis’ family and friends.[AL.com] AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 15: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers on September 15, 2018 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Former Auburn player Jamar Travis, who was part of the team’s 2010 national championship run, has reportedly passed away. The cause of death has yet to be released.Travis played high school football at W.S. Neal High School before committing to Auburn in 2009. His high school program confirmed his death on Facebook on Saturday afternoon.“It is with a heavy heart that we ask our Blue Eagle Community to lift in prayer the family of Jamar Travis. He was a Humble, Respectful Teammate and made us all proud! He was a member of the 2010 Auburn Football National Championship Team and always remembered where his roots were planted. He will be missed by so many.”Travis was a four-star recruit who served as a backup and a special teams player during his Auburn career.
ITT Corp plans to separate the company’s businesses into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, ITT would execute tax-free spinoffs to shareholders of its water-related businesses and its Defense & Information Solutions segment. Following completion of the transaction, ITT will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange as an industrial company that supplies highly engineered solutions. “For nearly a century, ITT has been known for transformative strategies that create value for customers and shareowners,” said Steve Loranger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ITT. “In recent years, we have nurtured and grown our unique portfolio of businesses, which are now poised to emerge as three strong and focused standalone companies, with leading products and market positions, highly skilled employees and tremendous value-generating potential for shareowners. Each new company will be more nimble and able to build stronger, more intimate customer relationships to accelerate mutual success.“We believe each of these future companies will be strategically well positioned for growth, nicely capitalized, with global capabilities, outstanding operating track records and world-class leadership. In addition, we believe the transformation plan will provide more focused opportunities for our employees, who will be instrumental in the future success of all three companies.”Following completion of the spinoff, a standalone water technology corporation with a new corporate brand name will be formed through the combination of three of ITT’s current businesses: Residential & Commercial Water, Flow Control and Water & Wastewater (including biological, filtration and disinfection treatment and analytics). This company will be a global leader, with a very broad suite of innovative equipment, systems and applications.The company is expected to benefit from an already strong installed base, driving attractive aftermarket opportunities, as well as a diverse global footprint with approximately 55% of revenues coming from international markets and strong emerging market growth prospects. Pro forma 2011 revenue for the future water technology business is estimated at $3.6 billion.The water technology businesses will become a new company to be led by Gretchen McClain, currently President of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, who will serve as its future CEO. Its Executive Chairman of the board will be Steve Loranger, currently Chairman, President and CEO of ITT Corp.