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CHICAGO—Selecting a new carpet extractor can be a harrowing experience for both a veteran carpet cleaning technician as well as a newbie or cleaning contractor just venturing into the carpet cleaning arena. Because of this, Doug Berjer with CFR (continuous flow recycling), manufacturer of professional carpet cleaning tools and equipment, offers the following 10 tips to select the right machine.
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Honeywell announced that one of its new insulating materials was given the top 2015 innovation award by a leading industry group. Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), a critical material used in energy-efficient polyurethane foam insulation, was named the winner of the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award by the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).
VERNON HILLS, ILL.—Scotsman Ice Systems has named Robert Croker as regional sales manager for the West. In this role, he will be responsible for driving sales in the region through distribution and key accounts.
ADVANCE, N.C.—Beaufurn, the manufacturer of fashion-forward, functional designs, announced that it has hired Phyllis Burke Russell as Director of Design and Marketing. Burke Russell brings to Beaufurn an extensive background in marketing, visual merchandising, branding and product development. She has held executive positions of significant responsibility for marketing, strategic growth and sales analysis at furniture companies in China and Saudi Arabia. With regard to product design and development, Burke Russell has trained design staffs at firms in several countries. She began her career at Drexel Heritage.
OTTAWA, ON.—The California Hotel & Lodging Assn. (CH&LA) has selected Green Key Global’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program as its official sustainable certification program for the state’s lodging industry. The selection of Green Key Global as its certification partner complements a drive by the association to instill a culture of sustainability amongst its lodging members.
LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in advanced lighting technology, introduces Flex Tube SE, a side emitting, outdoor-rated, flexible LED tube for virtually any exterior lighting application. Flex Tube SE features a UV-coated, saltwater-resistant, flexible silicone jacket that can bend to a diameter as little as 4.8 inches and can be cut to a length every 4 inches for customized lighting applications. It is IP68-rated and submersible to 3 feet.
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—JESCO Lighting Group, 17-year multinational manufacturer and marketer of contemporary high-design, exclusively energy-saving lighting fixtures—a pioneer in popularizing very low-watt, ultra longlife LED light sources—has completed a major move and expansion of the company. The announcement was made by Richard Kurtz, President, CEO and a principal of JESCO Lighting Group.
SAN FRANCISCO—Smith & Fong Co., manufacturer of Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and flooring products, announced it is stepping up its operations and taking an active role in the Canadian marketplace, according to Smith & Fong President Angus Stocks.
ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., in partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), announced that its manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the AWS’s global standard for water stewardship.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Ellis Hotel of Atlanta, Ga., has been awarded Silver Certification by Green Seal, a leading environmental organization and the original “Green Seal of Approval.” The certification was awarded under Green Seal’s GS-33 Standard for Hotels and Lodging Properties.
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