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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.


O’Reilly-DePalma Wins Skyline Award of Excellence from PRSA-Chicago

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The view from our offices is particularly nice today, as we’ve just won the Skyline Award of Excellence in Media Relations from the Chicago chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for an already award-winning client case study that generated over 40 million impressions.

The case study being recognized by the PRSA-Chicago highlighted how the Loews Hotel chain experienced an 80% drop in service calls related to clogged toilets after replacing their old commodes with the American Standard Champion 4. Pitched by ORDP account director Joel Williams, the case study received coverage on the travel blogs of USA Today and The Economist, as well as a related humor feature on AOL.

The story previously won a Phoenix Award from the Public Relations Society of America, Georgia Chapter, as well as a Golden Trumpet from the Publicity Club of Chicago.


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.


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.


Easy Installation with American Standard Lavatory Faucet

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Blogger J.B. Bartkowiak recently shared his experience with installing an American Standard lavatory faucet - featuring the easy to install Speed Connect drain - on his blog Building Moxie.

Speed Connect drains are pre-assembled, containing only four parts, unlike conventional drains that have as many as 14 parts to assemble. The drain seals tightly so water stays in the sink, and the lift rod comes set to correct height and never comes loose.

J.B. installed the popular Outreach Centerset Lavatory Faucet, a unique dual control bathroom faucet that features an innovative pullout spray spout that extends up to 24”. Regarding the possible applications of the pull-out spray, J.B. explained, “I’m thinking rinsing the bowl after a man shave, or hey, for the wife — maybe she’d use it for a wash of the hair.  My dad jumped in too and suggested washing bathing suits and/or other items that might come out of a pool area.”


Uponor Names Brent Noonan VP-Sales

Posted on May 22, 2012 by John OReilly

Brent Noonan

Industry veteran Brent Noonan has accepted the position of vice president of U.S. Sales for Uponor, effective May 21, 2012. Noonan has served as Uponor’s South regional sales director since 2010, where he was responsible for providing leadership for the profitable growth of the heating, plumbing and fire sprinkler businesses in the Southern U.S. market.

Noonan has 13 years of managerial experience in the plumbing industry, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He will relocate to Uponor North America’s headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn., later this summer.

“We are confident that Brent’s proven experience and success with Uponor and his existing relationships with our customers will continue to build on our growth and momentum,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Brent’s strong leadership abilities, his knowledge of our systems and history of providing creative solutions along with his drive and desire to succeed are great assets to Uponor.”


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.


Kitchen & Bath Design News Features Porcher and Mr. Steam

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Nora DePalma

A product trend report on “Heated Sanctuaries” in the April issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News highlighted the new [email protected] steam shower generator from Mr. Steam and the Lutezia Freestanding Bath by Porcher.

Sized to fit smaller baths and smaller budgets, [email protected] is 20 percent more compact than regular Mr. Steam generators, making this generator ideal for starter homes or guest bathrooms. Special features include a 20-minute timer, a polished chrome in-shower control, and even a cool-to-the-touch AromaSteam steamhead that can hold essential oils to infuse aromatherapy into the steamroom.

The Lutezia tub offers a vintage European look, demonstrating that classic settings do not have to be staid or stodgy. Available in a number of luxury bathing options including a premium airbath system, Lutezia tubs bring a touch of elegance and indulgence to any traditionally-styled bathroom.


Cleaning Management Institute Features Wet & Forget Outdoor Cleaner

Posted on March 15, 2012 by Joel Williams

Wet & Forget, an environmentally gentle, scrub-free exterior stain remover, was recently highlighted in the monthly newsletter of Cleaning Management Institute.  The multi-purpose outdoor cleaner was featured because of the product’s role in reinvigorating Bok Tower Gardens, a National Historic Landmark located just outside Tampa,  Florida.

No one likes cleaning, but can you imagine the labor and cost necessary to clean 11 years of accumulated mold and debris from a 50,000 square-foot roof at the Landmark’s Visitors center? Facility Manager Christopher Lutton anticipated having to invest in an expensive cleaning solution, as the Center’s delicate concrete S-style Spanish roof tiles would be damaged by traditional power washing.

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

After conducting additional research, however, Lutton discovered Wet & Forget, a cleaner which had been used in Australia and New Zealand for the last 30 years and requires no scrubbing, rinsing or pressure washing. Lutton first conducted a test, applying Wet & Forget to a 15-foot square roof patch using a one gallon pump sprayer. He did not return to the test patch until four months later and was surprised to find the area significantly cleaner. Lutton then applied the outdoor cleaner to the entire roof, vertical walls throughout the grounds, and the river stone sidewalk as well.

Lutton particularly likes the fact that he can easily clean the roof during operating hours without disturbing visitors with the loud noise commonly associated with power washing apparatus. “Plus, the roof stays clean longer, which allows us to focus on other maintenance issues,” he explained.

To learn more about this easy way to tackle outdoor spring cleaning, view the complete press release for Wet & Forget, or visit the Wet & Forget website.


Wet & Forget Scrub-free Outdoor Stain Remover Wins My Heart

Posted on February 13, 2012 by Joel Williams

My deck is aching for a little spring cleaning.  Every time I walk our dog, I see the discoloration and grime from the mold growth and mildew that result from the lack of a southern exposure.  Our newest client, Wet & Forget, has an outdoor stain remover tailor-made for millions of homeowners like me.

The environmentally gentle, scrub-free exterior stain remover safely and gently removes unsightly moss, mold, mildew and algae stains on siding, roofs, decks, concrete and any outdoor surface imaginable. Check out these amazing before and after images from this composite deck – all without harmful bleach or back-breaking power washing.  The beauty of this non-caustic, non-acidic, bleach-free cleaner is that it requires no scrubbing, no rinsing and no elbow grease.

Simply apply with a pump garden sprayer, then sit back and let Mother Nature do the rest. Results can be seen within days for those less contaminated areas and over several months for more distressed areas.

This product delivers on the “maintenance free” promise of composite decking materials.  Spring cleaning, here I come.