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UV Resources Redesigns Website, Launches Mobile App Offering Enhanced Project-Planning and Product-Selection Features

UVR-Website-Home-smUV Resources, a leader in ultraviolet-C equipment for HVACR systems, recently unveiled a new website and sizing app, designed to streamline the selection of ultraviolet irradiation devices.

A new website and mobile application from UV Resources is designed to help contractors, engineers and users properly size Ultraviolet (UV-C) surface irradiance systems. The easy-to-use UV Select™ sizing App (available for both Android and IOS systems) uses application specific measurements to generate UV-C design recommendations that comply with ASHRAE guidelines for Ultraviolet Surface Treatment. Simply input the height and width of an air handler’s coil and plenum, and the App calculates the appropriate requirements and cost.

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Franke Steel Kitchen Faucet Series Offers All-Stainless Steel Construction, Contemporary Styling, Price Points under $600

Franke, the world’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel products for home kitchens, commercial washrooms and food-service applications, is introducing a complete suite of kitchen faucets made of solid-stainless steel at price points significantly below the industry norm for this product category. Making its American debut at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22, the new Steel Series from Franke Kitchen Systems encompasses a wide range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, with an elegant, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates.

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Franke Unveils Ambient Series of Kitchen Faucets, Offering Contemporary Styling, Water Savings at a Mid-Range Price Point

Franke-Ambient-FF3100-smThe new Ambient Series from Franke Kitchen Systems encompasses a full range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, featuring a sleek, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates, all at mid-range price points. Designed expressly for the U.S. market under the direction of product manager Lars Christensen, the complete suite is making its American debut at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on January 20 – 22.

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“Make It Wonderful” : Franke’s Fresh and Inspiring Brand Campaign

Franke-Make It WonderfulFranke Kitchen Systems is creating a new world: a fresh, exciting, unique and humorous world to be reflected in every aspect of the company’s new brand appearance. This is all happening under the new claim, “Make It Wonderful.”

What stands out most alongside this three-word claim are the new Franke advertisements and catalog covers that feature hand-drawn illustrations (see right). The new brand campaign is being launched worldwide in January 2015, including at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

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Franke Returns to KBIS with Two New Kitchen Faucet Suites and a Renewed Commitment to Complete Kitchen Systems

franke-logo_c_290pxWhatever the wisdom of that famous Woody Allen saying, “80 percent of success is showing up,” Franke Kitchen Systems intends to do far more than merely cruise the aisles at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Returning to KBIS as an exhibitor for the first time since 2008, the company is staging a coming-out party of sorts, with a whimsical, new marketing campaign (“Make It Wonderful”), a wide assortment of debut products, and renewed commitment to capitalizing on its core strength as a provider of complete kitchen systems.

Emphasis on faucets: The big news centers around the two new suites of kitchen faucets that will premier in Las Vegas under the direction of Luxury Segment Product Manager Lars Christensen, as Franke strives to raise its profile as a maker of kitchen faucets as well as sinks. A 30-year kitchen and bath industry veteran, Christensen spent 17 years in product development with Hansgrohe USA before joining Franke in early 2014.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2015 President and Executive Committee

nkba_nation_kit_batThe National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the premier association for kitchen and bath professionals with over 60,000 members, today announced its 2015 Executive Committee, led by 2015 President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD of Whitehouse Station, NJ. Mark Kovich, of Winchester, VA, was named 2015 President-Elect, and Denise Dick, CMKBD, of Carrollton, TX, will serve as Vice President. Lorenzo Marquez, of Sugar Land, TX, will assume the role of Treasurer, and Blue Arnold, CKD, CBD, of Jarrettsville, MD, will hold the position of Secretary. John A. Petrie, CMKBD, of Mechanicsburg, PA, will serve as Immediate Past President.

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Noritz Updates Website with New, Enhanced Professional and Product Pages to Aid Tankless Water Heater Selection

Noritz Website Updates: Professionals and Products pages FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. (AUGUST 12, 2014) — Noritz America continues to streamline its website (Noritz.com) with two newly redesigned, user-friendly Professionals and Products webpages. Noritz recently added the Noritz University online training portal for convenient access to education resources.

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Uponor, Inc. Invests in Upstream Technologies to Make Waterways Clean

SAFL BaffleApple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) recently announced it has purchased a minority position in Upstream Technologies, a New Brighton, Minn.-based company.

Commercializing technology — developed in conjunction with the University of Minnesota — Upstream Technologies is involved in the stormwater management market and has introduced innovative products that significantly improve process and efficiency in these areas. The opportunity came to Uponor through its recently launched subsidiary Uponor Innovations LLC.

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Uponor Receives 2014 Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes

2014 Partners of Choice AwardApple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently honored with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder and the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building.

Uponor is one of only 13 companies out of 200 David Weekley Homes’ U.S. suppliers to receive the highly coveted “A,A” ranking for world-class excellence in both quality and service.

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