Columbia Lighting tackles low ceiling LED needs
Columbia Lighting (a subset of Hubbell Lighting) has answered the call for a low-ceiling LED lighting solution.
The three new energy-efficient fixtures, launched Tuesday, include the LWC Premium Wraparound, the LPT Premium Lensed Striplight and the LRO Lensed Striplight.
All three models are available in multiple color temperatures and can be surface-mounted or suspended. They also provide color rendering of 82 CRI.
The LWC model is designed to compete, efficiency-wise, with market alternatives. The fixture is available in lumen packages ranging from 2,400 to 4,700 nominal lumens with an efficacy up to 96 LPW. It delivers 50,000 hours of smooth, non-pixelated illumination.
The LPT model is meant to replace outdated fluorescent fixtures; the LRO performs the same as the LPT, but is the design match for the company’s LAW and AWN fixtures. They, too, deliver 50,000 hours of illumination, according to the company.
Mitchell Lewis is now chief at BlueLinx
BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. has a new president and CEO in Mitchell Lewis, who will be leading the company effective Jan. 20.
Additionally, executive chairman Howard Cohen is stepping down, though he (and Lewis) will both serve as members of the board. Roy Haley, who has been on the board since May 2013, will take Cohen’s place as non-executive chairman.
"After a thorough search, we are convinced that Mitch is the ideal candidate to lead BlueLinx," said Cohen. "We believe his experience in the building products industry and his exceptional track record of driving growth will strengthen BlueLinx and build a bright future for the company."
Lewis, who has been working in the building products industry for approximately 24 years, will be leaving his most recent position as president and CEO of Euramax Holdings, Inc., an international producer of metal and vinyl products serving the residential repair and remodel, commercial construction and recreational vehicle industries.
In the past, he also worked for Amerimax Building Products, Inc. Prior to 1992, he practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Lewis will also be joining the company’s board of directors.
Merillat Cabinetry gears up for product launch
Merillat Cabinetry has announced its plans to unveil a new collection of products at KBIS 2014 that will amount to somewhat of a rebranding for the company.
"Orville Merillat used to say, ‘Do your best and then some.’ This launch is our ‘then some,’" said Dan Smith, product development director.
Visitors at KBIS can expect to see six new door styles and seven new color options, including the new Bayville door style with its "pillow-like" edge and a new Dusk color.
In addition to the new cabinetry options, Merillat will also exhibit new storage products and design solutions, as well as promote its ability to ship built-to-order cabinets in as little as five days. A replica of an early kitchen hand-built by founder Orville Merillat will also be on display at the booth.
"KBIS will be an extraordinary statement for our company," said Rick Roetken, president, Masco Cabinetry. "Business is strong, we have a lot of momentum on our side, and we’re ready to show the world what we’ve been up to. We’ve spent the last two years listening, working, and building. This is a long-awaited public unveiling of those efforts as we work to build relationships, one handshake at a time."