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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.

Aramark Completes Acquisition of Avendra

PHILADELPHIA—Aramark announced that it completed the previously announced acquisition of Avendra for approximately $1.35 billion, or a net purchase price of $1.05 billion after adjusting for the value of the anticipated tax benefits. Avendra is the leading hospitality procurement services provider in North America, managing nearly $5 billion in annual purchasing spend for over 650 companies at more than 8,500 locations, including over half of the Top 30 hotel chains. Avendra was founded in 2001 by five hospitality leaders: Marriott, Hyatt, Fairmont Hotels, ClubCorp and IHG. “By uniting the proven purchasing and supply chain management expertise of our two companies, we...

ChargePoint Unveils Valet View

CAMPBELL, CALIF.—ChargePoint announced Valet, a new feature that gives valet staff in fleet, multi-family, workplace, hospitality and other locations a simple view into the real-time status of individual vehicles and charging ports, as well as notifications when cars have finished charging. Valet simplifies the process of switching charged vehicles for vehicles that need a charge and enables valet providers to serve more EV drivers more efficiently. EV sales continue to set new records, and 2017 has already seen more EV deliveries than any other year. Valet simplifies the process of charging and enables valet service providers to accommodate more vehicles....

Indiana Furniture Debuts Bailey Lounge & Table Collection

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture debuted a new collection of lounge seating and tables at NeoCon East this November. The Bailey Collection, a collaboration with designer Chris Carter, offers a distinct angle on Mid-Century modern with sculptural seats and sleek, chrome-finished steel frames. Bailey’s unique angled settees and sofas support new design footprints—alongside a selection of lounge chairs, tables and a stylish ottoman. “When Chris approached us with this design, we knew it was what we were looking for,” said Indiana Furniture VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Blessinger. “The shape of the angled settees, the soft square tables and low...

Nora Lighting Introduces PRISM Retrofit Downlight

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting introduces PRISM, a smart LED RGBW retrofit downlight that creates unique visual environments by changing the color of the light, the Kelvin temperature or light intensity. PRISM is the latest advance in sophisticated lighting controls for hospitality venues or residences. Using Bluetooth technology, PRISM’s lighting effects can be directed by the designer or end user with the Prism handheld remote or with an iOs or Android smartphone using Nora’s ControLIT App. The PRISM remote control and Nora’s ControLIT App work in tandem to: select CCT or RGB; adjust dimming; set up zoning; and on/off pre-set times—even synching lights...

Mission Linen Supply Honored for Environmental Responsibility

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and select supplies, received a silver 2017 Best in Biz Award in the Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category. Judged by an objective panel of prominent editors and reporters from some of North America’s most respected media outlets, this year’s Best in Biz Awards drew more than 650 entries across various categories. Mission was recognized for its efforts to put environmental sustainability at the forefront of its daily operations and long-term business initiatives. As early as 1973, Mission installed one of the industry’s first wastewater...

Shaw Industries Signs UN Global Compact

DALTON, GA.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), a leading floorcovering provider, has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a widely recognized set of principles focused on upholding and protecting human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption standards. Further, Shaw will implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its supply chain with updates to its sustainable sourcing policy and related terms and conditions for all suppliers. “The UN Global Compact and its principles align with our culture and operations,” noted Vance D. Bell, Chairman and CEO at Shaw. “Becoming a signatory and enhancing our sourcing policies is a natural extension...

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Wins Interior Design Best of Year Award

CALHOUN, GA.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year (BoY) Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the United States, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, China, Israel and around the world gathered for the ceremony, which was held at the IAC Building designed by Frank Gehry. The Lichen Collection won in the flooring: carpet/modular category and was an honoree in...

Green Lodging News Adds Glass Recycled Surfaces as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Glass Recycled Surfaces as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Glass Recycled Surfaces turns post-consumer glass bottles, industrial glass and recycled porcelain fixtures into counter tops. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, the company has created thousands of custom designs for residential, hotel and multifamily clients. With the Beach Collection, one can bring coastal elegance into a project by adding locally sourced sea shells and oyster shells to countertops. Glass Recycled Surfaces also produces Glass Mulch. It retains moisture and reduces evaporation rather than...

Delta Five Offers Safe Bed Bug Monitoring System

NEW YORK—​​According to New York City travel and tourism statistics, more than 60 million people visit the city each year. More than 8.5 million call New York City home. It’s really no wonder why New York City often comes in as one of the top cities struggling with bed bugs. In 2016, AM New York released a story that cited that while bed bug reports to the city’s Housing Preservation and Development office have dropped, bed bugs are still flourishing in the city and becoming more resistant to treatments. Experts agree that formal city reports have dropped because people are...

P&G Launches Charmin Bathroom Tissue for Commercial Use

CINCINNATI—P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, announced the launch of its new Charmin Bathroom Tissue for Commercial Use. The two-ply tissue is noticeably softer than the leading premium commercial tissue, which creates a better guest experience. Charmin brings brand recognition to guest and workplace bathrooms with 450-sheet rolls that are 40 percent thicker and 40 percent more absorbent than the leading commercial brand of toilet tissue. The thicker rolls mean businesses can save money by extending the time between roll changes. In fact, a 100-room hotel property can save up to $2,000 per year by using Charmin...