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July 12, 2012
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Manager Appointed To LHRA Board

Bree Lewis, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance''s senior industry development manager for hospitality solutions, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Latino Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA).

In her current role at HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, Lewis is responsible for strategic planning, overseeing the management of value proposition initiatives, industry research and association engagement for the company''s hospitality business.

Kaivac President Welcomed To NFSI Advisory Board

Bob Robinson, Sr., Kaivac Inc.''s chief executive officer (CEO) and president, was recently appointed to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) Advisory Board.

Kaivac has taken a leadership position in floor safety with its line of restroom and floor care products designed to reduce labor by up to two-thirds, cut chemical costs by 50 to 90 percent and get surfaces 10 to 60 times cleaner.

Vermont School Custodian Of The Year Announced

The Vermont School Custodians and Maintenance Association has honored custodian Ben Beers as the 2012 Vermont School Custodian of the Year.

Beers has been a custodian at Burr and Burton Academy for more than five decades, beginning his career the day after he graduated from the school.

Beers not only oversees the general maintenance of the school, but is also the go-to person for repairing, fixing, plumbing, painting and electrical work

JanSan Specialty Products Adds VP

JanSan Specialty Products recently announced the addition of Tim Wolf as vice president, which went in to effect on May 21.

Wolf, whose previous industry experience was with Kaivac Inc., where he was employed for over six years and served as their North American sales manager for the past four years, will be responsible the territory of Central and Southern Ohio, Central and Southern Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Maintenance Contractor Hires Saleswoman

All American Mechanical Contractors Inc. recently announced the appointment of Lynn Van as business development associate.

Van, who has more than 20 years of sales experience in the commercial, retail and residential construction industries, will focus on building awareness about the company''s services and developing new business within the national retail markets, including big-box retail, restaurants, drug stores, financial institutions and supermarkets.


Amerlux Receives Five NGL Awards

Recognized for excellence during the fourth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) design competition, Amerlux received Five NGL Awards at LightFair International.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), NGL was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires for general illumination in commercial lighting applications.

T&S Brass Expands Social Media Presence

T&S Brass recently expanded its social media presence with an enhanced Facebook page, which is designed to serve as an informational resource.

To encourage "Likes" and content submission to the page, T&S is also launching a monthly Facebook contest series where customers, end users and industry professionals are encouraged to submit photos of their T&S installations.

A winner will be chosen each month from all those who submitted content to receive a $50 Visa gift certificate.

NISSCO Announces Distributor Roundtable Series

The National Independent Sanitary Supply Companies (NISSCO) recently announced the NISSCO Distributor Roundtable Series of regional meetings to be held at various locations across the country throughout the rest of 2012.

This series of regional meetings will be the opportunity for NISSCO distributor members to come together and learn about how to better run their businesses.

It is an opportunity to openly exchange thoughts and ideas on timely subjects; the content will be all about distributors, for distributors.

Network Awards Suppliers

Network Services Company recognized five of its suppliers for outstanding performance in 2011 by awarding them at Network''s 27th annual Supplier Trade Show, which was held in Hollywood, Florida.

The suppliers recognized included: Heritage Bag, Supplier of the Year; Kimberly-Clark Professional, Corporate Account Supplier of the Year; The Clorox Company, Milestone Award; Durable Packaging, Rising Star Award; and Sabert, Rising Star Award.

Core Products Releases Corporate Video

Core Products Company Inc. released a new corporate video, which saw its debut at the recent New Jersey Sanitary Supply Association (NJSSA) Supply Line 2012 trade show.

Attendees of the show were able to stop by Core''s booth to receive a copy of the video, which is also available on Core''s "GreenLogic13" YouTube channel and on their website.

Ecolab Recognized For Sustainability

Ecolab Inc. has been recognized by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for energy efficiency initiatives at two manufacturing facilities and for employee safety at several of the company''s manufacturing sites across the U.S.

Energy efficiency projects at Ecolab plants in Bedford Park, Illinois, and Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, were among seven initiatives that received ACC Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards.

EPA Partners With NASCAR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) have teamed up to promote green initiatives and sustainability.

An area of focus for the partnership is promoting safer products that have earned EPA''s Design for the Environment (DfE) label by using such products at racing events and conveying to fans that choosing DfE products is an easy choice they can make to protect the health of their families and the planet.

Waterless Company Launches New Facebook Site

Waterless Company Inc. recently announced the official launch of its new Facebook Fan page.

Unlike its blog, which is primarily used to discuss water conservation and efficiency issues, the goals of the new Facebook site are to foster interaction between the company and its customers and potential customers, bolster brand identity and enhance customer service.

Feminine Care Products Donated

The Scensible Source Company recently donated more than 200 boxes of feminine care products to several nonprofit organizations in Rochester, New York.

Scensible Source Founder Ann Germanow hosted a "Pad Party" on May 15, and an unprecedented 100 women gathered at the inaugural event.

UL Deepens IAQ Expertise

UL has acquired eco-INSTITUT, a leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider based in Cologne, Germany.

The combined expertise of eco-INSTITUT and UL uniquely positions UL as a full-service provider for clients looking to test and certify to any major North American and European product emissions standard.

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