Allied introduces vapor-seal outlet boxes
Bryan, Ohio-based Allied Moulded Products introduced a full line of patented vapor seal electrical boxes.
The boxes prevent air infiltration on walls/ceilings where “holes” for electrical device and ceiling boxes are required.
In compliance with the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, the vapor seal electrical boxes create an “air tight” wall opening. They also come with many standard features that reduce material and labor costs for the builder. Knockouts on fiberglass boxes are molded complete, which will reduce drafts, and are easily removed with wire for a “no-tools” installation.
We are extremely proud of this full line of products,” explained Bob Knecht, marketing manager. “They are ideal for new work residential construction. Not only do they address the issue of energy efficiency, but they also help with sound attenuation by creating a sound proof seal. Testing shows STC rated common walls are not compromised with Allied Moulded FiberglassBOX products installed.”
The products carry U.S. Patent no. 6,908,003 B2. The full line of vapor seal products includes single through 5-gang wall boxes, range/dryer boxes, and nail-on and bar-mounted round ceiling boxes, both fan and fixture support rated.
Valspar names new chairman
Valspar Corp. has announced that its board of directors elected Gary Hendrickson, Valspar’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective immediately. Hendrickson succeeds William Mansfield, who is retiring after serving as chairman since August 2007, as CEO from 2005 to 2011, and as president from 2005 to 2008.
The appointment completes a transition plan put in place a year ago, according to the Minneapolis-based paint and coatings manufacturer.
Hendrickson has served as president and CEO since June 2011. Prior to becoming CEO, he was Valspar’s president and chief operating officer for three years. Hendrickson joined Valspar’s packaging business in 1994 and has held a variety of senior leadership roles, including group VP global wood coatings, president of Valspar Asia Pacific and senior VP Valspar’s consumer business.
EPA, NIH seek pollution solution
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a nationwide competition offering awards to any company that develops a personal, portable sensor system that measures air pollution and a person’s physiological response to it.
The “My Air, My Health Challenge” will be formally announced on June 6 at the Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. Representatives from both the EPA and the NIH will be present.
For more information about the contest, click here.