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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Top Knobs Acquires Du Verre Hardware

NATIONAL REPORT—Du Verre Hardware and Top Knobs jointly announce the acquisition by Top Knobs of the Du Verre Hardware brand. Together, Top Knobs, Du Verre Hardware, Atlas Homewares, Vesta Fine Hardware, and their sister company Hardware Resources’ brands, Jeffrey Alexander and Elements, represent one of the most compelling product selections in the industry for cabinet hardware. As an award-winning company, Du Verre Hardware has a strong history of raising the bar on innovative designs through progressive manufacturing techniques. Each piece of the brand’s hardware is crafted of post consumer, eco-friendly recycled aluminum fully compatible with LEED objectives. Du Verre Hardware...

Continental Launches Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Program

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) and its Houston distributor, Skyline Equipment Inc., have initiated disaster assistance for Hurricane Harvey business victims. The disaster relief initiative includes special commercial laundry equipment financing and rental programs, as well as quick equipment and parts replacement, according to Continental President Mike Floyd. Visit www.cgilaundry.com/disaster-relief.html for more Hurricane Harvey relief details and tips. “Working together, Continental and Skyline Equipment have secured additional warehouse space in Houston, managed by Continental, for surplus equipment and parts inventory,” said Floyd. The joint relief program also encompasses special financing on all Continental, LG, Econ-O and Girbau Industrial branded vended...

EarthTronics Introduces LED Trim Kit

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces its new Adjustable LED Trim Kit to provide a simple and quick way to upgrade recessed downlight fixtures without any tools. As simple as screwing in a light bulb, the screw base neck depth is adjustable to reach the fixture socket to make the power connection enabling the white trim to fit snugly against the ceiling. The Adjustable LED Trim Kit enables 5” and 6” recessed ceiling fixtures utilizing incandescent or halogen BR30 flood lamps up to 65 watts to be easily replaced with a new LED light source and a fresh new white trim. This...

WaterSeer ‘Creates’ Water from the Air

RESTON, VA.—WaterSeer provides high value, effective, and a limitless, independent source of pure, clean water for a garden for every day irrigation, or for storing or other uses. Single WaterSeer units can deliver up to 10 gallons of water per day or in “orchards” delivering thousands of gallons per day. Plants need fresh water, and sometimes a lot of it, to thrive. Unfortunately, fresh clean water is becoming more scarce and expensive in many areas of the planet. WaterSeer has a much higher daily yield than comparably priced and sized models. “WaterSeer is built to give you peace of mind...

Avmor Expanding South of the Border

LAVAL, QUEBEC—Avmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, announced that it will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the United States starting later this year. According to Mike Sawchuk, Chief Business Development Officer for Avmor, the official announcement will be made at the upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN North American Tradeshow in Las Vegas. “We are now looking for strategic alliances with select U.S. distributors and are offering exclusive territories throughout the country,” says Sawchuk. He adds that Avmor has been planning this move to the United...

PURE Rooms Experiencing Rapid Growth in Allergy Travel Market

BUFFALO, N.Y.—PURE Solutions, a leading provider of asthma and allergy-friendly hotel rooms, has recently seen a strong uptick in demand for its services. This year, the company has already installed more than 520 rooms at 31 hotels across the United States. PURE Rooms utilize state of the art treatments and advanced purification technology to create an environment that is more comfortable for people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. PURE Rooms CEO Brian Brault described his company’s expansion as “a key opportunity to help make travel easier for this growing segment of the population.” “With 1 in 4 Americans experiencing symptoms, chronic respiratory conditions...

HyLite LED Introduces Seven New Energy Star Rated Lamps

FORT MILL, S.C.—HyLite LED has introduced seven new Energy Star rated lamps. The New HyLite Energy Star Series features A19, A21, BR30, PAR20, PAR30, & PAR38 lamps. With HyLite’s existing line of HID, Plug-in CFLs, and Fluorescent Tube retrofits, HyLite LED can now offer a complete range of LED Retrofit Lamps to customers for any indoor and outdoor application. HyLite LED’s New Energy Star A-Series features highly-efficient A19 and A21 bulbs available in Soft White (2700K), Warm White (3000K) and Daylight (5000K) color temperatures. This new series saves up to 85 percent in energy compared to incandescent bulbs and is...

Excel Hand Dryer Performance Substantiated with EPDs

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc. announced that three of their hand dryers, the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer, the XLERATOReco Hand Dryer and the ThinAir Hand Dryer, were evaluated, and their environmental claims, substantiated with the publication of the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). An Environmental Product Declaration is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product by studying the raw materials and energy consumption during its production, use and disposal. For buyers and specifiers, the EPDs are a disclosure tool that helps purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions so they can make...

LEDVANCE Invests Millions in U.S. Manufacturing

ST. MARYS, PA.—The maker of SYLVANIA light bulbs in the United States announced it has invested millions of dollars to keep and add local manufacturing jobs and increase U.S. production of something we all depend on—the light bulb. This initiative transitions 200 jobs from making traditional lighting products, whose demand has been declining, to new LED technology and also adds 20 new jobs. LEDVANCE has achieved this milestone by upgrading its St. Marys, Pa. and Versailles, Kentucky factories. The lighting leader celebrated this announcement at its St. Marys, Pa. factory with Walmart, which has made a 10-year commitment to...

Green Lodging News Adds 3E Technologies as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes 3E Technologies, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. 3E Technologies is a recognized management consulting firm specializing in laundries for hotels, resorts, cruise ships, hospitals, institutions and commercial facilities as well as in the specific development of energy conservation projects. Thirty-five years of professional laundry experience in management, operations and consulting has enabled 3E Technologies to build a reputation based on creativity, research, and objectivity. 3E Tech bases its service around its clients’ needs for professional expertise and unbiased advice. Call (828) 859-0464 or...