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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.

Cleveland Range Introduces SteamChef Convection Steamer

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Cleveland Range introduces the SteamChef 6. It is a high-speed electric convection steamer that features an open-style, 1.5-gallon water reservoir in the cooking compartment to allow for easy cleaning and maintenance. The Cleveland SteamChef 6 offers cooking capacity for up to six 12-inch x 20-inch x 2.5-inch deep steam-table pans. The fan-forced KleanShield cooking compartment is designed to automatically collect and remove waste, keeping the compartment clean and safe from impurities. This feature also eliminates foaming and avoids contamination of the reservoir water. SureCook compartment controls improve cooking speed and accuracy by automatically adjusting the cooking...

Seattle Hotels Adopt EcoRooms from Green Suites International

SEATTLE—Two Seattle area hotels have been saving money and the environment, thanks to a host of environmentally enhanced products from Green Suites International, a California-based supplier of environmental products and programs to the lodging industry. “We’ve been using Green Suites’ EcoRoom products for more than two years at two of our hotels, and we know we’ve saved money and made some friends because of our environmentally sound practices,” says Howard Cohen, general manager of the Best Western Executive Inn and Best Western Loyal Inn, both in Seattle. “We are saving water and electricity, and keeping thousands of small...

Pacific Ozone Technology Launches Element Ozone, a Provider of Countertop Ozone Generators

BENICIA, CALIF.—Pacific Ozone Technology, a supplier of OEM ozone equipment, has launched Element Ozone, a subsidiary company supplying ozone technology for light commercial applications. Element Ozone’s countertop ozone generator is designed for kitchens in hotel restaurants and can be used to sanitize and disinfect hands, foods and food prep surfaces. “Because of the increased liability food service companies have, the industry is ready to embrace ozone as an antimicrobial agent, says Jeremy Ke, operations manager for Element Ozone. Ozone provides organizations with an effective barrier against contamination. In addition, it is natural, eco-friendly and produces a natural by-product:...

Electrolux, Sharp Collaborate to Develop Innovative Appliances

PEORIA, ILL.—Electrolux and Sharp Corp. are working together to develop a new range of midsized, energy-efficient frost-free refrigerators. This project is part of a broader strategic collaboration within major appliances between the two companies. The refrigeration project started last year and includes mutual exchange of information, know-how and consumer research. In terms of product development/technical development, the two companies have built a structure of sharing tasks on product planning, production, and assessment of products. This first project consists of joint development of six different types of environmentally friendly, energy-saving small and midsize frost-free refrigerators. Electrolux and Sharp...

Abrams Industries Changes Name to Servidyne

ATLANTA—Servidyne Inc., formerly known as Abrams Industries Inc., announced that the company is adopting a new corporate name. The company is in the process of realigning operating assets to create an integrated energy, infrastructure and productivity improvement operating segment focused on serving the needs of commercial customers in the hospitality, industrial, corporate and institutional real estate markets. Servidyne Inc. replaces Abrams Industries Inc. as the name of the company. The name change reflects the transformation of the company from a group of independently operated subsidiaries into an integrated organization with a single focus and unique new approach to...

Sloan Flushmate, Mansfield Plumbing Donate Pressure-Assist Toilets to Katrina Victims

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Members of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO) from across North America are helping rebuild Gulfport-area homes of police officers and firefighters who have sacrificed personal needs while helping others rebuild their lives. Using building materials from manufacturers like Sloan Flushmate® and Mansfield Plumbing Products that have made donations, FCPO members have descended to the Gulf region to help peace officers deal with their own crises. “These peace officers are heroes,” says Alec Dutt, a retired fire captain, who lives in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. “They put aside their own personal issues to help others get...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Excel Dryer as Directory Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Excel Dryer as a Green Product Directory sponsor. Excel Dryer, Longmeadow, Mass., is the producer of energy-efficient hand dryers, including the XLERATOR. This model dries hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and uses 80 percent less energy than other hand dryers. Excel says it also offers a 95 percent cost savings when compared to paper towels. Go to Excel Dryer for information on the XLERATOR and the company’s entire line of hand dryers.

Royal Classic Flushometer Commemorates Sloan’s 100-Year Anniversary

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co., which is celebrating 100 years in business in 2006, has announced a special addition to its manual Flushometer product line: the new Royal Classic. This model is a replica of the flush valve that Sloan’s founder, William E. Sloan, introduced in 1906. The Royal Classic, designed with the original Royal’s bell-like top and white, porcelain handle, is available in brushed nickel, polished nickel, polished brass, chrome plate and gold plate finishes. The Royal Classic features the Dual Filtered Fixed By-Pass Diaphragm, which keeps debris from clogging the Flushometer and prevents valve run-on;...

Micro-Brite Line Expands with New 2850K Pure White Lamps

ALSIP, ILL.—Litetronics introduces its new 2850K Pure White family of Micro-Brite lamps. The Pure White 2850K, when added to the 2700K and 4000K, gives Micro-Brite users a full array of bright choices to use when replacing incandescent lamps. Micro-Brite lamps can last up to 25,000 hours and save 80 percent or more in energy costs compared to incandescent lamps. The long life reduces maintenance and lamp replacement costs, which is a plus in today’s economy. Unlike standard fluorescents, most Micro-Brite lamps are dimmable using any standard incandescent wall dimmer, making them suitable for almost any lighting situation....

Aero-Tech Introduces Evolution Bulb–a New Compact Fluorescent

SCHAUMBURG, IL.—The Aero-Tech Light Bulb Co. has launched its new patented Evolution Bulb. The compact fluorescent is available in 11, 14, 20 and 25 watts and in both soft white (2700K) and full-spectrum (5,500K—similar to natural sunlight for optimal color rendering and color temperatures. Go to Aero-Tech Light Bulb Co. or write to rms@aerolights.com for more information.