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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.

Firmo Construction Hired to Build First Tru by Hilton Location in Gulf Coast

SARASOTA, FLA.—Firmo Construction, local sustainable construction management firm based in Sarasota, has been hired to build Hilton’s newest property model in the Gulf Coast region. Known as Tru by Hilton, the hotel brand has spread across the nation, recently making its way to the state of Florida in Sebring, and now to Manatee County. “The Firmo team is excited to pioneer this new brand and venture for Hilton and bring it to our Gulf Coast region,” said Eric Collin, President of Firmo Construction. “Having already completed builds for multiple Hilton models in the area, we’re excited to continue our long-standing...

Riegel Linen Restructures to Drive Growth

DENVER—The management team of the Riegel Consumer Products Division of Mount Vernon Mills Inc. (“MVM”) has partnered with Lion Equity Partners to carve out the business from MVM and stand alone as a new entity, Riegel Linen LLC (“Riegel”). Riegel Linen is a leading importer, manufacturer, and supplier of tablecloths, napkins, sheets, towels, bedding and other linens for hotels, restaurants, linen suppliers, retailers, and healthcare customers.  Riegel is headquartered in Aiken, S.C., and operates a manufacturing facility in McCormick, S.C. and a network of salespeople and warehouses strategically located across the United States. Bill Josey, President of the Riegel division and...

LowerMyDemandCharges.com Launches Throughout United States

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—LowerMyDemandCharges.com announced its launch in the United States with its full suite of commercial energy and expense reduction solutions—electricity procurement/supplier auto-switching, bill auditing services, bill negotiation services, and super-quick payback HVAC/Refrigeration energy efficiency retrofit devices for energy- and money-savings of 10 to 80 percent. The new company is owned and operated by Danny Tseng. He has experience working as an independent consultant with cleantech startup and certified B Corporation, Viv Network, LLC of Westport, Conn., and as a marketing partner for the manufacturer of the energy efficiency retrofit devices, Raleigh, N.C.-based Madison Energy Group (themadisonenergygroup.com), which has helped...

Milliken Enlists National Geographic for Custom Storytelling Platform

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Highlighting its commitment to sustainability, a company priority for more than 100 years, Milliken & Company announced it has enlisted National Geographic to produce a series of custom articles in National Geographic magazine and on nationalgeographic.com. The series will be designed to engage communities, customers and associates with key Milliken sustainability initiatives. “Sustainability is a core value that connects our planet, our products and our people,” said Halsey M. Cook, President and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Working with National Geographic amplifies our voice and invites meaningful collaboration as we explore innovative solutions to some of today’s greatest sustainability...

Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders Feature Comfort Dim Technology

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders now feature Comfort Dim technology, a color tuning option that creates a warm ambience in residential and hospitality settings. Comfort Dim fine tunes the Kelvin temperature from a bright 3100K to an intimate 2000K on a gradual, even curve. This technology is offered on the entire iLENE series: 2” (15W), 3” (30W) and 5” (40W) diameters. The fixtures are available in black, silver and white finish. The versatile iLENE has three field-changeable optics: spot, narrow flood and flood. Cylinders can be surface-mounted or pendant-mounted with a field adjustable 96” cable. A canopy-mounted driver allows...

Zeftron Introduces New Encore Carpet Collection at BDNY

NEW YORK—Zeftron nylon, a premium nylon 6 solution-dyed yarn system for commercial carpets, is bringing Encore Hospitality Carpet’s new Montage Collection to life at this year’s Boutique Design New York. Inspired by art in its various forms, styles and techniques, Montage consists of more than 30 new broadloom carpet designs in multiple colorways and patterns. Featuring the exceptional color quality for which Zeftron is known, and manufactured with Encore’s state-of-the-art Colorpoint and Infinity technologies, the collection offers sophisticated and contemporary styles for guestrooms, corridors and public spaces. Encore will be debuting the Montage Collection during the BDNY show at its...

JRS Expands Line of MOSAIC Amenity Dispensers to Eliminate Plastics

VANCOUVER, B.C.—JRS Amenities has announced plans to unveil their expanded collection of MOSAIC in-room amenity dispensers at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York City on November 10 & 11, 2019. MOSAIC was first introduced in 2014 and is now used in over 21 countries worldwide. “JRS and MOSAIC are committed to empowering more hotels to meet the evolving demands of eco-conscious travelers,” said Susan Howard-Memory, designer and owner of MOSAIC dispensing fixtures and parent company JRS Amenities Ltd. “In the design of our products, we see every component through a sustainable lens and consider how to improve the benefits and...

Quore Bringing Housekeeping & Engineering Solutions to HX

FRANKLIN, TENN.—Quore, an award-winning provider of workforce communication and engineering/housekeeping management technologies, is exhibiting at HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA for the first time next week. Attendees visiting Booth 1220 will see innovative cloud-based solutions that help hotels operate more efficiently and improve communications between guests and staff by streamlining housekeeping, guest relations, engineering, and every other aspect of running a hotel. “We are eager to experience HX as a first-time exhibitor and network with hoteliers looking to optimize their operational workflows,” said Richard Bradbury, Quore VP of Strategy and Alliances. “Our customers continually say that implementing Quore...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Majestic International to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Majestic International to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Linens & Towels and Robes & Slippers categories. Majestic International offers an eco-friendly robe and towel program that requires less detergent, saves 20 percent in drying time and reduces water consumption by 30 percent. The products are 100 percent natural and biodegradable yet thick and thirsty and luxurious. The biodegradable slippers made from jute will reduce landfills yet pamper guests. Call (203) 373-1853 or e-mail Wendy Thompson at w.thompson@majesticinternational.com for more information. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

PacknWood to Exhibit at HX: The Hotel Experience

NEW YORK, N.Y.—PacknWood announced that it will exhibit at The Hotel Experience at the Javits Center in New York City from November 10 to 11. The Javits Center is located at 429 11th Avenue, just over half a mile from the PacknWood showroom and office. Participants are invited to come see all the hotel and food service supplies PacknWood carries in its showroom at 213 W 35th Street on the 14th floor. The PacknWood displays will be located at Booth #1136. Packnwood is one of the 225+ exhibitors that will showcase its food service products to hotel and food service...