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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.

Green Lodging News Adds SunTap to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added SunTap solar chargers to its Green Product & Service Directory. SunTap is a solar powered outdoor USB charging station designed to keep hotel & club guests fully connected and charged up while lounging pool or beach side. The system’s waterproof design allows it to be left out year-round without worry and is corrosion resistant to survive salty air environments. SunTap lets you charge two devices at once, at the speed of a wall outlet, and is equipped with an 8-hour battery backup for cloudy conditions and late nights. The glass free solar panel...

SG Blocks Receives $25 Million Purchase Order

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, has signed a $25 million contract for a multi-thousand module order with Phoenix Hotel & Hospitality. The purchase order represents the largest retail module contract to date for SG Blocks. The modules will be designed, prefabricated and delivered to locations across the United States, where they will be installed by the customer. SG Blocks has already commenced work on the project in the fourth quarter of 2018. “This project represents many months of work and we believe it to be a significant step forward in the continued...

Master-Bilt Names Fuller as V.P. Sales & Customer Care

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, announced that Frank Fuller will assume the role of Vice President of Sales and Customer Care, effective December 3, 2018, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, President of Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group which is comprised of Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake. As Vice President of Sales and Customer Care, Fuller will develop and execute a commercial strategy to achieve not only sales growth but to expand new business opportunities as well.  Providing leadership and direction to the entire sales function, Fuller will work closely with other leaders driving group...

Mohawk Group, Groundswell Unveil smartflower Solar Energy Unit

EDEN, N.C.—Mohawk Group and nonprofit Groundswell have teamed up to locate a new smartflower™ solar energy unit near three Rockingham County Schools in North Carolina—a project that will bring the benefits of clean solar power to the area, create educational opportunities for students and also contribute to Mohawk’s sustainability efforts to leave more handprints than footprints. The smartflower technology was unveiled on November 29 at a special event in Eden, N.C., which is also the home of Mohawk’s historic Karastan woven carpet plant. The mill celebrated its 90th anniversary of operation this year. Planted on the campus of Eden’s Central Elementary School, the smartflower is located adjacent to Holmes Middle...

Thomaston Mills Releases American Blossom Collection

WYNCOTE, PA.—Thomaston Mills, a manufacturer of high-quality textiles, announces the release of the American Blossom collection. Textiles that come from China take an approximate 8,000-mile trip from the factory to your door. American Blossom is different. The company’s bedding made with 100 percent USA Organic Cotton is grown, processed, finished, and shipped in the United States, drastically reducing their carbon footprint while supporting American workers all along the way. Thomaston Mills uses an advanced all-natural finishing process that softens the cotton and insures nice smooth feel and a mechanical process that virtually eliminates shrinkage. Linens are generously sized with extra deep...

ChargePoint Secures $240 Million in Series H Funding

CAMPBELL, CALIF.—ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced that it has secured $240 million in Series H funding, the largest in its history. The investors reflect a diverse set of participants, from early market to institutional investors across the energy, financial, venture capital, oil and gas, utility, manufacturing, technology and automotive sectors. The latest fundraising effort comes during the company’s most aggressive growth period in its history, powered by a broad solution portfolio that is accelerating the mass adoption of electric mobility for drivers and businesses. New investors in the round include American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan...

Breathe by Milliken to Launch New Texture-Driven Fabrics at Showtime

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Co., a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, will launch new texture-driven Breathe by Milliken home fabrics at the upcoming High Point Showtime event. These new products include cotton-linen blends and chenilles. Breathe fabrics are unique because they have a plant-based water-repellent that is durable, repels everyday stains and cleans easily without PFCs, fire retardants or other chemicals of concern. Breathe by Milliken fabrics have also earned GREENGUARD GOLD certification, ensuring that they meet strict chemical emissions limits and enhancing the indoor air quality of...

Green Lodging News Adds Quipworks to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Quipworks Inc. to the “Recycling/Glass Bottle Crushers” category of its Green Product & Service Directory. The GLSand is a compact glass bottle crusher that reduces bottles in volume by 10:1 to a safe to handle sand like product. The machine is designed for waste reduction, cost reduction and sustainability for the food, hospitality, and leisure Industries. The GLSand will provide a positive impact on a property’s waste reduction goals, and create a usable commodity for landscaping, pavement patching, pool filtration and other uses. The GLSand is quiet and easy to operate. It offers a...

Worksman Introduces Its STPT Front Platform Tricycles

OZONE PARK, N.Y.—Worksman Cycles Co. introduces its Worksman STPT Front Platform Tricycles. They are in use at many of the world’s leading resort campuses for functions such as room service deliveries, housekeeping, maintenance personnel, security and other functions where mobility is needed. Compared to motorized vehicles, Worksman Cycles offers a fuel free, battery free, lower cost environmentally friendly solution. Besides lowering costs and increasing efficiency, resorts report that their guests find the tricycles to be far more charming that golf carts and utility vehicles. For those resorts with a campus that has paved and flat pathways, Worksman Cycles are a great...

Cali Bamboo Adds to Eco-Engineered Flooring Line

SAN DIEGO—In response to growing customer demand, green building industry leader, Cali Bamboo, has added four new floors to its Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring collection for a total of 16 engineered styles. Engineered planks are frequently a strategic choice, with a layered construction that makes them more dimensionally stable, and therefore better suited for high moisture environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. The new floors expand the omnichannel company’s engineered options with click-lock milling, ideal for glue-down or floating installations. Planks measure 72⅞ inches long, 5 5/16 inches wide, and 9/16 of an inch thick. The entire engineered collection is now...