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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.

Vulcan Versatile Chef Station Earns 2018 StarChefs Innovator Award

TROY, OHIO—Vulcan, the food equipment manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, is the winner of the esteemed 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for the Versatile Chef Station (VCS). Awarded during the 13th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress, held October 21 to 23, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Innovator Awards recognize kitchen equipment at the vanguard of product development. As a one-of-a-kind product in the United States, the Vulcan VCS offers chefs the ability to sear, braise, simmer, steam, boil, shallow fry, sauté and retherm, all with one state-of-the-art multi-function cooking station that...

LEDtronics Adds New Series of LED Flat Panel Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF—LEDtronics announces its new series of tunable, multimode LED flat panel lights with selectable wattage and white color temperature. The UL-listed panels feature standby dimming, as well as an adjustable occupancy/daylight sensor. Available in 1x4, 2x2 and 2x4 ft sizes, the “CT” series of tunable LED flat panel lights are ideal replacements for fluorescent fixtures and tube lights in recessed luminaires. Their ultra slim profile fits seamlessly into standard dropped troffer and parabolic fixtures in most T-bar ceilings to deliver adjustable ambient lighting for interior spaces. Offering the flexibility to customize wattage in 5 watt increments and adjust color temperature...

P&G Issues 2018 Citizenship Report

CINCINNATI—The Procter & Gamble Co. extends its long history of doing good in the world by bringing the comforts of home to those impacted by disasters, continuing to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion and gender equality with its advertising and making meaningful impact on the environment with new 2030 goals including a vision to ensure that none of the company’s packaging ends up in the world’s oceans. Captured in the 2018 Citizenship Report, P&G highlights the recent activities that define the company as a force for good and a force for growth. “Our aspiration is clear,” said David Taylor, P&G’s Chairman...

NatureZway Introduces Line of Green Cleaning Products

LOS ANGELES—NatureZway introduces its rapidly-growing line of eco-friendly cleaning products made of bamboo and other renewable materials. Most commonly native to warm and moist tropical environments in the Pacific Asia region (though also found in South and Central America, Mexico and even the Southeastern United States), bamboo is one of nature’s greatest gifts to the planet. In addition to being a vital source of food for pandas and other animals and a highly durable material for construction, bamboo (part of the grass family with some species growing 3 feet in one day) is easily renewable and matures in only three...

Encore Hospitality Carpet Introduces Blur Collection

NEW YORK—Encore Hospitality Carpet’s new Blur collection combines dynamic textures, intriguing designs and an abundance of colors to create a floor covering that is highly versatile for any hospitality interior. Made with 100 percent Zeftron nylon, designers can custom-select the patterns and colors they require for guestrooms or public space areas, including corridors, conference rooms or ballrooms. Blur products are made using Encore’s highly advanced Colorpoint and Infinity technologies. Colorpoint products, available in 12’ up to 15’ broadloom widths and 42-ounce weight, are ideal for public space environments. Designers can choose from 18 different patterns and up to six colors...

Mission Linen Supply Earns LEED Silver for Newark Facility

NEWARK, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, has been honored with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its plant in Newark, Calif. The plant, which celebrated its grand opening in February 2018 and serves organizations throughout the Bay Area, includes a wide variety of “green” features. LEED certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement offered through the U.S. Green Building Council, is awarded to facilities that are built to save water, energy and resources while generating less waste and supporting human health. Mission’s Newark plant received 52 points...

Indiana Furniture Welcomes Independent Rep Group Karras Associates

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture announced Karras Associates as its new manufacturer’s representative to manage sales in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, servicing Chicago, Milwaukee, and the surrounding areas. Karras Associates is an independent rep firm providing top quality commercial furniture solutions to the architect and design community, as well as contract furniture dealers. The team concentrates on a portfolio of products to solve the needs of corporate, education, government, healthcare, and hospitality environments. “Partnering with Karras Associates was a natural fit,” said Mike Blessinger, VP of Sales & Marketing at Indiana Furniture. “Like us, their goal is to provide customers with the...

William Roam Announces New Luxury Amenity Collection

INDIANAPOLIS—William Roam, creators of American-made personal care products for the hospitality market, announces the launch of the STEAM collection, a modern tip-of-the-cap to vintage design, carefully crafted to blend with today’s rustic luxury hotel design trends. “Our team has done an exceptional job in creating the STEAM collection,” says Ali Murphy, CEO of William Roam. “Everything we create at William Roam is done with intention and care, and STEAM exemplifies this mantra. We are so excited to help our customers enjoy their travel experiences with a collection that harkens to a slower more mindful way of life. The STEAM collection...

CaraGreen Adds Havelock Wool Insulation to Materials Collection

RALEIGH, N.C.—CaraGreen, a distributor of sustainable building materials, has recently added Havelock Wool Insulation to its collection of healthy building materials. Havelock is an ideal insulating material for both new construction and remodels. Wool is a well-known insulator but is unlike any other insulation medium with regard to moisture management. The inherent characteristics of the fiber allow for moisture to be regulated against 65 percent relative humidity—actively absorbing and desorbing. It is a keratin so it does not support the growth of mold. Also unique is a wool fiber’s ability to increase air quality through passive filtration. The amino acids in wool will...

LED Replacement for 1000W HID Available from Current by GE

BOSTON—Current, powered by GE unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. In addition to using 60 percent less energy, the product fits existing HID lamp fixtures and is wired to bypass the ballast, eliminating the need for future ballast replacements. With a majority of U.S. industrial facilities still relying on HID lighting, a product like the 1000W LED replacement has the potential to slash lighting electricity consumption, save millions of dollars and remove hazardous materials nationwide. “This 1000W HID replacement lamp fills an important void in the market for our industrial, warehouse...