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OSHKOSH, WIS.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new on-premise laundry distributors—Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the Continental E-Series, L-Series, G-Flex and LG Washer lines; Pro-Series II and LG Dryer lines; and the Continental feeder, ironer, folder and stacker lines.
LAS VEGAS—Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, has become the first general service contractor to be certified to an international sustainability standard for the meetings and events industry. GES exceeded Level One and achieved Level Two certification to the Accepted Practices EXchange/American Society for Testing and Materials (APEX/ASTM) Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Exhibits for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences.
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added an EcoRaider case study to its website. The case study details the results of a USDA study that measured performance of a green bed bug killer in infested housing apartments. Based on the field study by entomologists from Rutgers University, the report revealed that EcoRaider, a natural insect killer, shows strong effectiveness in eradicating bed bug infestations in housing apartments, comparable to a leading professional grade pesticide.
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added JVA Art Group to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Artwork” category. JVA Art Group is a global art design firm dedicated to creating environmentally respectful art programs in hotel properties for the pleasure of their guests. The company produces artwork from its 600,000 photographs worldwide utilizing reclaimed wood and recycled paper. JVA Art Group helps clients tell their stories by embedding art into architecture and interiors to create artistic environments.
ADVANCE, N.C.—Beaufurn, the manufacturer of fashion-forward, functional designs, announced that it is introducing the Mesa Seating Collection. Resequencing the DNA of mid-century modern, this collection radiates its inspiration while leaping into the next generation of practical performance furniture. The generous proportions of the chairs and sofas make them particularly appropriate for corporate offices, lobbies, country clubs, Wi-Fi friendly coffeehouses, and university libraries and student unions.
STOCKHOLM—Blueair, a leading indoor air purification specialist, will use the upcoming IFA Berlin 2015 electronics trade show running September 4 to 9 to unveil new smart connected appliances to help pollution-wary consumers efficiently tackle hidden airborne threats at home or work.
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, maker of an ultra-low water laundry system, announced that it has expanded its market presence into the Canadian commercial laundry and dry cleaning market with a channel partnership agreement for its polymer bead cleaning systems with Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners in Vancouver. Under the agreement Michael St. Clair Fine Cleaners will sell and service Xeros’ polymer bead cleaning laundry systems which are proven to dramatically reduce water, energy and detergent usage.
ORLANDO, FLA.—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has published the sixth edition of Management of Food and Beverage Operations by Jack D. Ninemeier, Ph.D., CHA, CFBE, CHE. This textbook addresses successful management and operational tactics used in food and beverage operations, how foodservice operations improve quality standards while reducing expenses, and explores ways in which technology can be used to give guests greater value for their dining dollars and improve efficiency.
VISTA, CALIF.—California regulators have been speeding up water-efficiency standards for faucets, toilets, and urinals in response to the state’s fourth year of drought. The new regulations which have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown go into effect January 2016.
ST. PAUL, MINN.—The Water Risk Monetizer, a publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts revenue. The tool’s new assessment helps water-dependent businesses better understand the full value of water to their operations and identify revenue at risk based on current and projected water scarcity.
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