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Oct
3

Jeffrey Earnhardt Racing Uponor Ford Mustang in Charlotte

Posted on October 3, 2012 by John OReilly

MOORESVILLE, NC — Jeffrey Earnhardt announced that he would be driving the #39 Uponor Ford Mustang for Go Green Racing in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 12. Earnhardt will be racing in his fifth Nationwide race of the season and looks forward to competing in his hometown.

“It’s always nice when family and friends can get to the track and be part of the day,” said Earnhardt. “We’ve had to choose which races to run this season so I could preserve my rookie status for 2013, and we’re glad that our sponsor Uponor chose Charlotte.”

Uponor is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential building markets across North America and Europe. Uponor’s Director of Brand Management Ingrid Mattsson commented, “The Uponor team is thrilled to bring Earnhardt racing to our contractors and partners and looks forward to cheering on Jeffrey in the Uponor Ford Mustang.”

Earnhardt’s been maintaining his focus through intense MMA (mixed martial arts) training while working on sponsorship plans for 2013. He won an MMA contest earlier this year with a unanimous decision.

“Our JEI group has been working hard to make sure we run a full season in 2013, and I’ve been front and center with sponsors so they get to know me and the value of working together,” he says. “Uponor is a world-class company and it’s pretty special having the opportunity to be part of their team. We’re going to give 110% to make sure their customers enjoy the experience.”

The race will be televised Oct. 12, 2012, on ESPN at 7 p.m. EDT. Jeffrey can be heard weekly at 9 p.m. on SiriusXM NASCAR radio with Claire B. Lang.

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Sep
13

Bathroom Remodeling: Installing a Toilet Without Tools

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Home improvement blogger Ron Hazelton recently put the ‘No Tools’ Toilet from American Standard to the test. Initially skeptical about the idea, Ron recorded his first installation of the toilet and found it easy to install using nothing more than what came in the box (although he did recommend an optional CD player as a helpful tool).

View Ron’s helpful instructional video about installing the No Tools Toilet over at his blog or visit www.americanstandard-us.comto learn more about the new line of easy to install toilets.

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Aug
15

American Standard Answers Call to Re-Invent the Toilet

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Nora DePalma

American Standard’s toilet prototype for the Gates Foundation toilet fair features a sealed trap, to prevent flies from spreading disease, and requires only one liter of water per “flush” to operate.

UPDATED: See exclusive feature in the NJ Star Ledger.

Also visit our photo gallery of the Reinvent the Toilet Fair.

American Standard was highlighted today by several media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times, for their participation in a unique competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at reinventing the toilet. Utilizing research grants from the Gates Foundation, competitors are working to create a toilet to be used in the developing world that will operate without requiring electricity or plumbing infrastructure, while costing no more than five cents a day. Around the world, over 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, and every year 1.5 million children die from preventable diseases caused by poor sanitation - a problem this competition is working to change.

View the video linked above on the Chicago Sun-Times website to see the model created by American Standard, which requires only 1 liter of water per “flush” as well as prototypes from other competitors.

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Jun
29

Environmental Design and Construction Highlights Wet & Forget Outdoor Cleaner

Posted on June 29, 2012 by Joel Williams

This amazing transformation demonstrates the results from one application of Wet & Forget outdoor cleaner. No scrubbing or powerwashing was needed: Wet & Forget did all the work over three months.

The amazing results with the environmentally gentle, bleach-free Wet & Forget, a scrub-free exterior stain remover, have rung a bell with Environmental Design + Construction magazine. ED+C recently featured a case study highlighting the role of Wet & Forget in restoring the fragile tile roof of an 80 year old bell tower in Bok Tower Gardens, a National Historic Landmark located in Lake Wales, Florida.

The size of the roof - a sprawling 50,000 square feet - combined with the delicacy of the Spanish tiles, which could be damaged by traditional pressure washing, made the restoration of the roof particularly challenging. In just one application, Wet & Forget achieved remarkable results without scrubbing and with significantly smaller water use compared to pressure washing.

This case study was previously published by the Cleaning Management Institute.

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Jun
12

Shining the Light on Innovative Kitchen Faucet Technology

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Joel Williams

The June issue of Reeves Journal includes an article looking at the latest advances in electronic faucets. Prominently featured in the article and the accompanying photography was the ONO Touch Light PRO from KWC. The ONO Touch Light was highlighted for its water saving abilities – once activated, the flow of water stops automatically after about 10 seconds – and for its color-coded light system that can help prevent accidental scaldings.

The KWC ONO Touch Light PRO allows the user to control volume and temperature remotely with a simple touch. Touch once to begin a stream of cold water, twice for the warm setting and three times for the pre-designated hot temperature. The device even has a colored light ring for an immediate visual cue as to the temperature selected: blue indicates cold; orange, warm; and red, hot.

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Jun
8

Atlanta NBC Affiliate Covers School Environmental Prize from American Standard

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The Marist School’s Environmental Science Class in Atlanta won a national “Green in Action” Contest from the Green Education Foundation, sponsored by American Standard Brands.  The Atlanta NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, documents what the students accomplished. Watch the report here.

Marist School student Dani Spencer being interviewed on 11 Alive this morning.

What it looked like behind the scenes with Spencer being interviewed by Donna Lowry, education reporter for 11 Alive.

Donna Lowry with Marist Environmental Science Teacher Kelly Mandy setting up the students for some shots.

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Jun
5

Carolina Woman Highlights American Standard Products in Beautiful Beach Home Renovation

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Nora DePalma

A wide selection of American Standard products were featured in a colorful and luxurious beach home renovation in the June issue of Carolina Woman. A stainless steel kitchen sink from the Prevoir Collection and JADO Coriander pull-out kitchen faucet complement a modern, high tech kitchen. Meanwhile, each of the three bathrooms feature a different American Standard faucet collection: Berwick, Serin, and a pair of elegant Glance monoblock faucets in the master bath.

For more details, including before and after images, view the complete beach home remodeling project on the Carolina Woman website.

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May
21

American Standard Stainless Steel Sinks in Woman’s Day

Posted on May 21, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The sleek and functional Prevoir Collection of stainless steel kitchen sinks is highlighted in a Woman’s Day feature on contemporary kitchen trends.

The appliance sink, pictured above, features deep, spacious, straight-sided bowls to easily hold large loads of pots, pans, dishes, and glasses. Its brushed stainless steel surface is designed to complement stainless steel appliances, while the drop-in installation style adds to the clean, contemporary look of the sink. A trio of useful accessories comes standard with the appliance sink: a colander and glass cutting board that slide along the ledge of the sink for increased stability and convenience, and a roll-up stainless steel grid to protect the surface of the sink.

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May
11

[email protected] from Mr. Steam featured in KBDN

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The May issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News highlighted the new [email protected] steam generator from Mr. Steam.

Sized to fit smaller baths and smaller budgets, the new [email protected] from Mr. Steam is 20 percent more compact than regular Mr. Steam generators. Available in three different models designed for 3′x4′ tile showers, 3′x5′ tile showers, and for existing acrylic units, list prices for the generator range from $1,250 to $1,450. [email protected] units feature a 20-minute timer, polished chrome in-shower control. It also comes standard with a cool-to-the-touch AromaSteam steamhead that can hold essential oils to infuse aromatherapy into the steamroom.

This is the second time Kitchen & Bath Design News has featured this product; the [email protected] generator was also included in the April 2012 issue.

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Apr
18

American Standard Brands Partnership with Gates Foundation on JustMeans.com

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The new partnership between American Standard Brands and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was featured on JustMeans.com, a site that follows sustainable and socially responsible business news. American Standard has teamed up with the Gates Foundation to develop and test a low-cost, prefabricated toilet system as part of a challenge to improve safety and sanitation in developing countries.

In collaboration with the Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, and the International Development Enterprises (iDE), American Standard engineers will work to develop a prefabricated toilet system that is more hygienic, easier to install, easier to maintain and clean, and can be economically mass-produced.

To learn more about this news, view the complete press release for the partnership between American Standard Brands and the Gates Foundation or email us.

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