Archive for May 2010


A Great New Kitchen for a Deserving Mom

Posted on May 21, 2010 by Nora DePalma

Today four trade professionals stepped up to donate their time - as well as a few American Standard products - to help make a little dream come true for Adele Lester, the mother of a 23-year old soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan. Adele’s kitchen received a much-needed update including a new faucet, sink, and garbage disposal as part of the Angie’s List Wishmakers program, which provides opportunities for contractors and other service providers to give back to their communities.

It was truly touching to watch this group of talented trade pros volunteer their time in this way. Fortunately the rest of Adele’s community will get a chance to watch as well, as CBS, NBC, and FOX Atlanta all had affiliates in attendance, and a reporter from the Marietta Journal was also there.

Hope you enjoy your new kitchen, Adele!


JADO and Porcher Brands Join Omni’s Luxury Products Group

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Nora DePalma

JADO and Porcher, makers of luxury bath and kitchen products, and part of the American Standard family of brands, recently joined Omni’s decorative showroom buying group, Luxury Products Group (LPG). This alliance will enable the two leading designer brands to join an elite list of luxury merchants and enjoy the benefits of showroom allegiance, a network of loyal members, product sales and support, and unique marketing opportunities.

“We are excited to increase our brands’ presence in hundreds of premier showrooms throughout the country,” says Mark Hamilton, general manager of American Standard’s luxury business. “We look forward to the new partnerships and growth that we anticipate as a result of this marketing alliance.”

For more information see the complete press release, available in the American Standard Brands press room.


American Standard Brands Partners with The Home Depot Foundation for the Annual Community Building Invitational

Posted on May 17, 2010 by Nora DePalma

American Standard Brands, manufacturer of a wide range of kitchen and bath products, has partnered with The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) for the 2010 Community Building Invitational on May 18 - 20, 2010.

“American Standard is proud to work with The Home Depot Foundation to address the critical needs facing our communities today,” says Don Devine, president and CEO of American Standard Brands.

American Standard is donating plumbing fixtures for 15 Habitat for Humanity homes in San Antonio, TX. The products, which are all WaterSense®-certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), include the Cadet® 3 Right Height® 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) toilet, the Cadet Single Control 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) faucet and the Colony® FloWise® 1.5 gpm showerhead.

“This partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity provides us with yet another opportunity to make a positive impact on the community and the environment, and for that we are most grateful,” adds Devine.

Click here for more information, including the press release.


Uponor Hosts First-ever Radiant Cooling Summit

Posted on May 5, 2010 by John OReilly

Uponor recently welcomed approximately 60 consulting and specifying engineers from across North America to its first-ever Radiant Cooling Engineering Summit: a day and a half of lectures and discussions, a product exposition and even actual project tours, all focused on this rapidly growing, energy-saving technology for commercial buildings.

“Since 2005, radiant heating and cooling system specifications have risen 36 percent, so that approximately 8.5 percent of all new commercial construction is now specified with this technology,” said summit program host Dan Sullivan, LEED® AP, CEM, Uponor senior product manager-commercial radiant business. “By 2013, that fraction is projected to rise to around 13 percent.”

Held April 8 and 9 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, the Radiant Cooling Engineering Summit took place concurrently with the 2010 Uponor Convention, which itself drew a record 688 attendees—mainly plumbing and mechanical contractors, as well as distributors and independent sales agents.
Click here for more information on this special event, including the press release and hi-res images.

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