December 2011

New DANIKA Bathroom Faucet from MOEN Adds Instant, Modern Appeal at the Sink

MOEN Bathroom Faucets

North Olmsted, Ohio... Clean lines and cool hues are just two elements that can add modern styling to your home. Now, it's easy to incorporate them into your bath with the new Danika™ single-handle faucet from Moen®. Danika features soft, contemporary lines, giving any home a sophisticated modern makeover on a budget.

"We continue to see that modern styling is growing in popularity," said Kevin Campbell, director of retail marketing, Moen. "With the introduction of Danika, we're expanding our modern portfolio, as well as providing a contemporary option at an affordable price point."

KOHLER Partners with WIRED Store for Numi Toilet Giveaway

KOHLER Numi Toilet

KOHLER, Wis. – November 18, 2011 – From November 18 to December 24, Times Square will become a shopping mecca for holiday shoppers and gadget junkies. The WIRED Store, a seasonal retail experience featuring art, design fixtures, kitchenware, luxury items and electronics, will display 200 products in a 10,000 square-foot-space in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Among those products featured will be the Numi, Kohler’s most advanced toilet, which debuted at the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

“The WIRED Store draws both curious shoppers and those with discriminating tastes seeking the most cutting edge products on the market,” says Jim Lewis, Kohler vice president of marketing. “And Numi offers just that—leading innovation for the bathroom with the very best in design and technology.”

Falcon Waterfree Technologies Announces Launch of New Corporate Website

Falcon Waterfree Technologies

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 -- Falcon Waterfree Technologies today announces the launch of its new corporate website -- Falcon is privately owned by Mapleton Investments and Capricorn Investment Group.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marc Nathanson said, “We launched a refreshed, engaging website to easily deliver information about our business to customers, employees, the media, and anyone curious about learning more about the most advanced and leading waterless urinal system provider in the world.

Estes Heating & Air Conditioning Increases Driver Productivity by 13 percent with NexTraq

NexTraq Fleet Tracking

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 -- NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announced today that its client, Estes Heating & Air Conditioning increased its driver productivity by 13 percent with the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform. Additionally, through the NexTraq Web Services offering, Estes was able to integrate its SAWIN® application with NexTraq’s fleet management application, adding efficiencies to its already automated business processes.

Jeffrey Allison, IT Administrator for Estes Heating & Air Conditioning, said, “The tight integration between the SAWIN application and the NexTraq platform made our dispatchers’ jobs easier as they didn’t have toggle between screens to do their job – it became a much more efficient process.”

It's Not Too Late to Beat Winter's Wrath

Momentive Silicone Caulk

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is almost here, but there is still time to protect homes and wallets from its harsh blow.  The makers of GE silicone weatherization caulk offer guidance on how to help avoid a season full of bloated energy bills.  Homeowners can use the time that remains in late fall to complete a critical weatherizing project: filling gaps and cracks with silicone caulk.  It's an easy, quick, and affordable DIY project that can seal in valuable energy, trim heating bills, and save money for the long term.

Chas Roberts Offering Outstanding Deal for Home Heating

Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 -- After a long summer of keeping their Arizona air conditioning on, sometimes it’s easy for homeowners to forget how chilly it can get in Arizona during the winter. But now that the temperatures are dropping, many Arizona homeowners are quickly remembering and wishing they had a reliable home heating system.

Chas Roberts is ready with a cool deal that can’t be refused. Arizona homeowners can now receive a free, no obligation consultation with a trustworthy Chas Roberts technician who can help assess teh heating and cooling needs of any home. And to top it off, if a homeowner purchases any qualifying Carrier® gas split system, the furnace is free. This offer only lasts until the end of the year – December 31, 2011 – and can provide a total savings of up to $750. This offer is not valid with any other Chas Roberts’ discount.

Classic Bath Collection from DELTA Faucet

DELTA Faucet Company

INDIANAPOLIS - Designed for performance, the understated and elegant ClassicTM bath series withstands the test of time in any setting. Delta Faucet revolutionized the plumbing industry with the introduction of the first single handle lavatory faucet in 1954. Fifty years later, after developing new technologies and designs, Delta Faucet refreshed its Classic single handle lavatory faucet, an industry icon, with an updated style and enhanced functionality. Updated with the revolutionary DIAMONDTM Seal Technology,  the bath series features practical, hardworking faucets.

"This was the first time since its inception that Delta Faucet made dramatic changes to the Classic single handle lavatory faucet," said Kurt Backlund, Delta brand senior product manager.  "We are taking the faucet that made the Delta brand a leader and updating it to increase its longevity and enhance the style."

C&J Plumbing Services Go Green

C&J Plumbing Services

Market Press Release – October 21, 2011 11:25 am – Out of work plumber bets the farm on a new business by investing in social media to create new jobs for other out of work Joliet plumbers. C&J Services-go green is taking a new approach to growing their new business which is social media.

Using social media goes against what many other Joliet plumbers have been doing for years before and has caught their eye. Many plumbers in and around the Joliet, Illinois area have all but closed their doors due to current economic times, but not this company C&J Services-go green.

Coastal Industries Introduces Illusion Brand Shower Door

Coastal Industries Shower Door

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2011 -- Coastal Industries, the leading shower door producer in the United States, has introduced the Illusion series of shower doors. This exciting new line of doors offers an affordable alternative to high end heavy glass frameless shower doors by utilizing the flexible ¼” Paragon semi-frameless door with sturdy 3/8” adjacent panels.

“By combining the adjustability and versatility of our Paragon ¼” door panel with the sturdiness of 3/8” glass we have given the homeowner the look of a high end heavy glass shower door with the affordability of a thinner glass unit,” said Ray Adams, President of Coastal Industries. “This allows for greater adjustment of the door in a shower unit that can be installed on any surface.”

Danze Introduces New, Unique Tumbled Bronze Finish Faucets

Danze Bronze Finish Faucets

Danze, Inc. has announced the addition of its Tumbled Bronze finish that has already piqued the interest of the kitchen/bath industry.  Builders, designers, showroom managers, hospitality property owners and other industry professionals have commented on the unique way this new finish truly captures the distressed look that is becoming popular in room décor.

Tumbled Bronze features a warm tone with vibrant chocolate and bronze highlights.  The final result gives each product a textured, tumbled appearance – very different than anything on the market today.  Danze achieves its variation on the distressed tone by literally tumbling the faucets during the productions process.  Once color is applied, each faucet is placed into a drum with stones and tumbled – giving each product a natural look, with no two being exactly alike.  

GROHE Q3 2011 results: Double-digit Growth


NEW YORk, NY December 4 2011. GROHE achieved further double-digit growth in the first nine months of 2011. Sales increased by 15% year on year to €836 million. Operating profit (EBITDA) grew by 9% to 156 million. The EBITDA margin stood at 19%.  The strongest growth market was Asia, where sales were up 106%. The close cooperation in this region with Chinese market leader Joyou is clearly bearing fruit.


Grohe AG is Europe's largest and, with a market share of roughly eight percent, among the world's leading manufacturers of sanitary fittings. As a global brand for sanitary products and systems, GROHE sets standards in quality, design, technology and sustainability, providing water to perfection.

Christmas tree fires likely to be more serious than average home fires

NFPA Safe Holidays

NEW YORK, NY December 4, 2011 – Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose a fire risk if handled improperly. In 2005-2009, on average, one of every 18 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 141 total home fires.

Holiday lights and other decorative lighting were involved in an estimated average of 150 home fires per year during the same time. These fires caused an average of eight civilian deaths, 14 injuries, and $8.5 million in direct property damage per year.