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Scotsman Ice Names Croker Regional Sales Manager, West


VERNON HILLS, ILL.—Scotsman Ice Systems has named Robert Croker as regional sales manager for the West. In this role, he will be responsible for driving sales in the region through distribution and key accounts.

Totally Green’s ORCA System Featured in Maclean’s


TORONTO—Totally Green announced that its ORCA system was featured in the September 28, 2015, edition of Maclean’s Magazine. The article spotlights ORCA’s adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to increase system efficiency by letting customers wirelessly track waste and sustainability metrics while proactively managing their overall service.

Shore Hotel Adds AquaRecycle Laundry Water Recycle System


SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Shore Hotel recently installed an AquaRecycle Laundry Water Recycle System, which will reduce carbon emissions and its laundry water usage by 80 percent. The new system will allow the hotel to reclaim and reuse its laundry wastewater, conserving precious resources all while offering its guests premium eco-conscious accommodations.

Green Lodging News Adds WET-TECH as Directory Partner


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes WET-TECH as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. WET-TECH develops, designs, manufactures, installs and services energy and water saving EnviroSaver II ozone equipment. The company’s equipment is presently installed on tunnel washers as well as conventional washer/extractor equipment. WET-TECH’s specially designed small bubble ozone infusion provides a high quality wash while maintaining savings in fuel energy, electrical energy, water, sewage and chemical costs.

WET-TECH Updates Corporate Identity


WORCESTER, MASS.—WET-TECH, The Ozone People has changed its corporate identity to better reflect its core business activities. Its new name is New Horizons in Ozone Solutions Inc. dba WET-TECH, (formerly J. Reiff Consulting Inc.) now concentrating on ozone technology for the laundry providing environmental and operational solutions utilizing new technologies in ozone applications.

Continental Partners with Atlantic Laundry, Laundry Shop


OSHKOSH, WIS.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new on-premise laundry distributors—Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the Continental E-Series, L-Series, G-Flex and LG Washer lines; Pro-Series II and LG Dryer lines; and the Continental feeder, ironer, folder and stacker lines.

Xeros Expands Into Canadian Laundry Market


MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, maker of an ultra-low water laundry system, announced that it has expanded its market presence into the Canadian commercial laundry and dry cleaning market with a channel partnership agreement for its polymer bead cleaning systems with Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners in Vancouver. Under the agreement Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners will sell and service Xeros’ polymer bead cleaning laundry systems which are proven to dramatically reduce water, energy and detergent usage.

AHLEI Publishes Food and Beverage Operations Textbook


ORLANDO, FLA.—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has published the sixth edition of Management of Food and Beverage Operations by Jack D. Ninemeier, Ph.D., CHA, CFBE, CHE. This textbook addresses successful management and operational tactics used in food and beverage operations, how foodservice operations improve quality standards while reducing expenses, and explores ways in which technology can be used to give guests greater value for their dining dollars and improve efficiency.

Hotel’s Horticultural Gallery Features Certified Waystations, Pit Stops for Monarch Butterflies


OAK BROOK, ILL.—The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the Illinois state insect is getting some unlikely help with their migration in the western suburbs of Chicago. At the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, which features a Horticultural Gallery on its 150 acres of Audubon-certified grounds, waystations are attracting Monarchs on their annual trek south. Due to the spirited efforts of hotel staff and horticulturalist Karen Paquin, who has created an official on-site Monarch habitat, the beloved pollinator is dropping by in significant numbers. “It’s encouraging to see so many Monarchs enjoy our beautiful grounds,” said Paquin, who spearheads the sustainable ecology program at Oak Brook Hills, an IACC Green Star/Gold Status hotel. “Our Horticultural Gallery not only educates guests on what’s in balance with our native region, but all these pollinators are helping the property’s ecosystem flourish.” The resort is also home to a successful honeybee program, which includes several on-site hives that house close to a half million more pollinators.

Niagara Casinos Awarded 4 Green Keys Rating


NIAGARA FALLS, ON.—Niagara Casinos was awarded a 4 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global acknowledging their sustainable convention facilities and practices, topping off another year of substantial environmental initiatives at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.

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