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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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.

GP PRO Prepares to Release KOLO Hygiene

ATLANTA—In direct response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific and a leading provider of advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, will soon release KOLO Hygiene, an innovative new feature of its KOLO Smart Monitoring System specifically designed to help facilities successfully manage, monitor and measure heightened cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting practices. “Advancing hygiene has always been a core value of our company and a key driver of our innovation,” said Michael Slawson, Vice President and General Manager, Smart Restrooms and Connected Devices for GP PRO. “We know that a facility’s ability to achieve and demonstrate...

New Glass Tiles from Island Stone Mimic Water

WATSONVILLE, CALIF.—Cascade Collection glass tiles from Island Stone combine classic shapes with a textured finish to create subtle movement on the surface that mimics water. A dynamic alternative to matte- or gloss-finish glass tile, the custom engineered texture offers a compelling visual that is modern and fresh. The aesthetic is ideal for creating a retreat-like vibe on shower walls, kitchen backsplashes, interior and exterior accent walls, and more. “Cascade Collection tiles bring texture to everyday life, transforming any space into a dreamy oasis,” said Nigel Eaton, CEO for Island Stone. “The effect is particularly striking in the shower, where the texture...

MaxLite Provides LED Bulbs to Food Pantries During COVID-19 Crisis

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite Energy Star certified LED bulbs are being delivered to Massachusetts communities hardest hit by COVID-19 as part of a utility-sponsored program that distributes energy efficient lighting through food pantries. More than 21,400 MaxLite 9-watt Energy Star certified A-line bulbs are being included in meal kits distributed at 45 food pantries in communities such as Lawrence, Methuen, Chelsea, New Bedford, Framingham, and Pittsfield. The distribution is the first phase of a yearlong initiative that will see 240,000 Energy Star certified LED bulbs delivered to Massachusetts and Rhode Island food pantries on behalf of regional utilities that are part...

TV Remote with Antimicrobial Features Available from MCOMS

NEW YORK—MCOMS, acknowledging the recent COVID-19 challenges that have come to shape again the hospitality industry, has designed some innovative solutions to enable hoteliers to provide tailor made guest interactive services to mobile devices, and communicate directly with their guests. With the recent Corona virus global outbreak, the public has become increasingly concerned with public health, hotel room cleanliness and sanitation. Through MCOMS’ HOTstream Mobile solution, guests have access to multiple features and services, eliminating the need to contact the hotel staff directly. Features of the solution include the ability to make reservations to hotel facilities, restaurants, spa or golf, order...

Gloves In A Bottle Helps to Protect Hands from Sanitizer

MONTROSE, CALIF.—There are hundreds of moisturizing lotion and cream options, but most of these only provide dry skin relief for a few minutes, or until hands are washed, and then they must be reapplied. Gloves In A Bottle is unique compared to other lotions and creams because it is a Shielding Lotion. A Shielding Lotion is a lotion that bonds with the outermost layer of skin cells, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain natural oils and moisture and assisting in the skin’s ability to protect against hand sanitizers, alcohol and other irritants, harsh soaps, common household and workplace products and even the cosmetics that strip moisture out of the skin. Conventional...

Meyers Develops RFID Key Card from Renewable Paper Pulp

MINNEAPOLIS—Meyers, a national leader in brand marketing and high-end commercial printing, announced that it has created a solution that will help the hotel industry offer contactless check-in and room access. Meyers has developed a paper RFID key card—called the AssureCard—that looks and feels like a plastic key card but is made from renewable paper pulp and may be disposed of after a single use. In addition, Meyers has developed a low-cost key card dispenser that allows the customer to get their own card(s) while maintaining appropriate physical distancing with hotel employees. “Hotels typically reuse key cards for multiple guests, and...

Industry Suppliers Step Up to Provide Different Face Mask Types

NATIONAL REPORT—One of the main ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 is through the wearing of face masks. Face masks prevent you from spreading respiratory droplets and help reduce, but not eliminate, the wearer’s exposure to airborne particles. In recent months, many suppliers have emerged selling different types of masks. A review of supplier sites found at least a half-dozen different mask types. Ray Burger, President of Pineapple Hospitality, a company currently selling several mask varieties, says his customers are primarily buying 3-ply and KN95 for non-medical use masks. Both N95 and KN95 masks are available in the marketplace...

Hygienic Approach to Door Opening: Mockett’s New Door Handle Cuff

TORRANCE, CALIF.—Mockett’s new Door Handle Cuff offers a hygienic approach to opening traditional interior doors to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Simply rest your forearm into the cuff and press down on the door handle and push or pull to minimize possible contact through contamination. Easy-to-install forearm shield slips over the handle and is screwed into place. New health and safety considerations in design are shaping our collective conscious of our relationship with hardware and how we operate it. DHC1 is a quick and easy way to retrofit door handles and keep any health-related concerns at bay...

React Mobile Receives $6 Million Investment Via Partnership with Brady

SEATTLE—React Mobile, a robust, open, cost effective and flexible panic button safety platform, announced it has raised $6 million through a new strategic partnership with publicly traded Brady Corp. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., and founded in 1914, Brady is one of the oldest and most successful privately controlled family businesses in the United States. The company manufactures solutions that identify and protect people, products, and places. Together, React Mobile and Brady will jointly develop new solutions that help customers increase safety, security, productivity, and performance to further their shared mission of promoting employee safety everywhere. “This strategic partnership with Brady...

Triple Clear Offers Tips for Safely Reopening Commercial Buildings

NEEDHAM, MASS.—Reopenings have started across all 50 states, and in a matter of weeks, many commercial buildings, including office buildings, hotels and restaurants, will become active again after weeks of being closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Triple Clear Water Solutions, a leader in commercial water filtration with patented technologies that deliver safe, clean and filtered water, offers the following tips for building managers, business owners and real estate developers to ward off potentially harmful drinking water conditions. “Buildings that were closed or operating at reduced occupancy for the last few months due to Coronavirus restrictions create the perfect environment...