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Coverings Trade Show Names O’Reilly-DePalma AOR

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Leslie Hart

The 2013 Coverings Trade Show will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Coverings, the ultimate tile + stone experience, has named O’Reilly-DePalma its agency of record for its next annual gathering, to be held April 29 – May 2, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. O’Reilly-DePalma will be responsible for all public relations efforts on behalf of the show, including pre-show, post-show and onsite media coverage; a VIP Press Tour for selected shelter and architectural media; and the creation of a publicity planner and press kit.

“We are delighted to welcome the O’Reilly-DePalma team, as we work to make North America’s largest tile and stone exposition an even bigger success in 2013, our first time ever in Atlanta,” says Elena Grant, Vice President of Marketing for National Trade Productions. NTP manages the entire event for Coverings, including registration, sales, marketing, PR, the show floor and special events.

Coverings 2012, held this past April in Orlando, saw attendance rise 19 percent over the previous year to more than 22,000 distributors, retailers, architects and designers, contractors, installers and fabricators.

O’Reilly/DePalma Principal Nora DePalma joins the KB Tribe Chat “Tweet-Up” at the 2012 Coverings Show.

The number of exhibitors also increased by 24 percent, while exhibit square footage was up 14 percent.

The O’Reilly-DePalma team is led by building products industry veterans Nora DePalma and Leslie Hart, each of whom bring more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience to the show.

For more information on Coverings 2013, contact Nora DePalma at 770.772.4726; [email protected]com; or Leslie Hart at 212.989.4629; [email protected]com. Or follow the Coverings blog, Pinterest page, Facebook page, Twitter feed or Linked In group.


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.


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.


O’Reilly/DePalma and Blogger Andie Day in Kitchen + Bath Business

Posted on March 27, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Today Kitchen + Bath Business published a profile of blogger and designer Andie Day that included a mention of how Day uses social media to keep in touch with PR friends and colleagues Nora DePalma of O’Reilly/DePalma and Leanne Wood of Flying Camel.

In the profile, Day also discusses the many opportunities that have opened up to her through the use of social media, and the value of meaningful connections that can be developed and maintained through Twitter.


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.