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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.

Encore Hospitality Carpet Introduces Jovia Collection

LAS VEGAS—Playful textures, stylized geometrics and rich, yet whimsical colors invite discovery and adventure through Encore Hospitality Carpet’s newest collection, Jovia. Made with 100 percent Zeftron nylon, the collection meets the ultimate design and performance requirements for myriad hospitality environments, from lobbies, corridors and conference rooms to ballrooms and other public space venues. This custom collection is available in either Encore’s Colorpoint or Colortec technology. Carpet made with Encore’s Colorpoint technology provide luxurious textures in varying heights from a cut and loop construction. The company’s advanced Colortec yarn placement system creates the luxurious look and feel of a woven carpet,...

Lyday Joins Lavatec as Sales Support Engineer

BEACON FALLS, CONN.—David Lyday has signed on as a Sales Support Engineer with Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. A laundry industry veteran for over 30 years, he will be primarily responsible for supporting field sales operations and providing project engineering services. He reports to Keith Ware, Lavatec’s Vice President of Sales. Lyday most recently spent 15 years as a sales engineer with Speed Check Conveyor, where he handled multiple functions including sales and application engineering and system design. He was also involved in the development of new products and produced AutoCAD layouts. He believes that kind of experience will be beneficial...

Master-Bilt Hires New Customer Care Leader

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration, announce the hire of Craig Hammel as Director of Customer Care. In his role as Director of Customer Care, Hammel will be responsible for all Master-Bilt customer service functions including inside sales support and technical support. He will be focused on developing and successfully executing best-in-class processes to ensure customer satisfaction. Hammel will also oversee driving a high-performance customer service and support culture that delivers sustainable success and continuous improvement. Hammel has over 15 years of management experience including positions as Customer Care Manager and Sales Inventory and...

Maestro PMS Encourages Sustainable Processes

MARKHAM, ONT.—Environmental responsibility is a requirement for many travelers when they select a hotel. Maestro PMS understands this and encourages it. With 40 years of established practices bringing the latest property software technology to the independent hospitality space, Maestro has led the paperless movement for the last 10 years providing technology solutions that support sustainable hospitality practices. Maestro’s most recent property software innovations reduce paper use and simplify the guest journey. Maestro’s Mobile Check-Out capability streamlines property operations and eliminates the need for paper folios or visiting the front desk. “Today, sustainability has become the defining element of both trendy...

ITW Food Equipment Group to Exhibit at NRA Show

TROY, OHIO— ITW Food Equipment Group will be giving restauranteurs, chefs and food industry professionals the chance to get a first-hand look at the latest advanced and energy-efficient products when they visit the company’s booths at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show. More than 100 high performance commercial kitchen products from ITW Food Equipment Group brands like Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel and Stero will be on the floor of Chicago’s McCormick Center at booths #4031, #4237, #4240 and #2209, where visitors can learn about award-winning, energy-efficient steaming technology, one-of-a-kind ovens, dishwashers, refrigeration equipment, cooking appliances, food prep equipment...

Crossville’s Retro Active 2.0 Earns Petal Certifications

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Crossville Inc. has announced its newest tile collection, Retro Active 2.0, is a recipient of the prestigious Living Product Challenge Petal Certifications in three categories: place, water, and beauty. The Living Product Challenge is a recognition program of the International Living Future Institute. Crossville is the first tile company to be certified by the Living Product Challenge. The Living Product Challenge is organized in seven performance areas, known as Petals, with each area consisting of detailed requirements. Retro Active 2.0 was recognized in the following: Place Petal—2/2 for meeting requirements that included responsible place and habitat impacts; Water Petal—1/1...

Green Lodging News Adds PlushBeds to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added PlushBeds to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Mattresses” category. PlushBeds is a leading online 100 percent natural latex mattress provider. An early pioneer of the bed in the box industry, PlushBeds uses a state-of-the-art machine to compress roll its mattresses to prevent any warping, and ships factory direct, saving the consumer nearly 50 percent what the price would be for a natural latex mattress on a showroom floor. Unlike its competitors, PlushBeds has a no-gimmick 100 percent moneyback refund policy if you are...

Cali Bamboo Introduces Hand-Woven Floor Cushions

SAN DIEGO—Cali Bamboo, maker of the World’s Hardest Floors, now has a fun, stylish way to add a little extra comfort to that floor. The all-new Tapestri Pouf Collection includes eight styles in four different versatile colors. Pouf cushions are available as both round floor seats and cube ottomans. In keeping with the tradition of the Tapestri Area Rug line, the new pouf styles are named for four beloved Cali Bamboo dogs—four of the 40 pups who frequent the company’s San Diego headquarters. “Boston” is a dark charcoal gray, “Abby” a warm, tan brown, “Nellie” a light ivory creme, and...

Durkan Debuts New Carpet, Hard Surface Collections

LAS VEGAS—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, debuted new hospitality carpet and hard surface flooring solutions at HD Expo 2018. Durkan’s newest products include broadloom, carpet tile, rugs and rigid enhanced resilient tile for hospitality environments including lobbies, corridors, meeting spaces, guestrooms and bathrooms. “HD Expo is a special opportunity for us to show how we leverage expertise and leadership in product, service, manufacturing and sustainability to bring a personalized world-class, single-source approach that provides customers with tailored flooring solutions for hospitality,” said Mark Page, Senior Director of Creative Design and Development for Durkan and Mohawk Group. “In addition...

Current by GE Announces Portfolio of New Product Releases

CHICAGO—Current, powered by GE unveiled a series of new products at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago that significantly expand the company’s portfolio of retrofit, connected and specialized LED and controls offerings. The business is displaying several proprietary technologies that spotlight its continued focus on the digital transformation of lighting infrastructure. “We continue investing in cutting-edge lighting technology because it helps our customers solve problems while making their spaces more vibrant, inviting and productive,” said Melissa Wesorick, General Manager of LED Products & Technology for Current by GE. “The depth and breadth of our new products reflect our industry’s shift toward a...