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Delta Faucet has latest bathroom offerings

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Delta Faucet is introducing its latest suite of bathroom products, set to hit shelves later this year. Among the offerings is an affordable digital shower technology and complete product suite with an easy-to-install widespread faucet.

"From the shower to the sink, new Delta bathroom products blend attractive design with innovative features to deliver on users’ desire for both style and functionality," said Susan Fisher, VP marketing for Delta Faucet Company. "These new collections help reinforce our leadership in technology and design, making it even easier for consumers to transform a space with products that fit seamlessly and stylishly in their lifestyle."

The premier product from the new collection is Delta’s Temp2O Technology, a digital temperature display with LED color indicators for easy water temperature identification.

Additionally, the Ashlyn lavatory collection incorporates angular lines with soft edges for a versatile, modern style. It’s also the first Delta bathroom collection to include the EZ Anchor top-down mounting assembly on the widespread faucet.

Delta is also rolling out the Decor Assist accessory suite, which incorporates Universal Design and safety features with "hidden-in-plain-sight" design. Decor Assist includes towel bars, corner shelves and tissue holders that support up to 300 pounds of weight.

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Genius Gun launches expanding polyurethane foam product

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Manassas, Va.-based sealants, foams and adhesives manufacturer Soudal USA is introducing the new Genius Gun, an expanding polyurethane foam product for filling gaps and insulation.

According to the company, the Genius Gun is a bit of a game-changer because its foam can be reused multiple times and eliminates the need for a separate applicator. A patented trigger mechanism provides precise dosage and easy, one-hand operation.

“Our unique Genius Gun product has already proven to be exceptionally popular with professional tradespeople in several of our international markets, and we’re excited to introduce it in the United States,” said Geert Paepen, general manager with Soudal USA.

The foam has high form stability and can adhere to just about any building material, including brick, concrete, insulation materials, pipes, cables, ducts, wood, metals and most plastics. It resists temperatures between minus 40 degrees and 194 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once opened, the canister can be re-used until empty and stored for up to six weeks.

The Genius Gun is designed for construction, remodeling, electrical and plumbing installations, and thermal and sound insulation.

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Sealy CEO Larry Rogers soon to retire

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Tempur Sealy International, Inc. has announced the retirement of Sealy Corporation president and CEO Lawrence Rogers, effective April 5.

Rogers will join the company’s board of directors, however, on March 27, comprising the board’s 11th member.

"On behalf of everyone at Tempur Sealy, I would like to thank Larry for his incredible loyalty, passion and leadership over the past 34 years at Sealy, as well as his invaluable contribution to the Tempur Sealy merger and integration efforts over the past year," said Mark Sarvary, president and CEO of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. "We are delighted that he will continue to provide his wealth of bedding industry experience as a member of our board of directors."

Rogers has been with Sealy since 1979, since serving in various roles including president, Sealy of Canada; president, Sealy International and president, North America of Sealy. He stepped into the role of CEO in 2008, joining Tempur Sealy International when the company acquired Sealy in 2013.

The company credits Rogers with the Sealy brand’s global expansion, including the successful development of Sealy Canada and the entry into the South American and Asian markets. He also played a key role in rebuilding the Stearns & Foster brand and rolling out the Sealy Posturepedic product.

Replacing Rogers will be COO Tim Yaggi, as well as EVP and president, International David Montgomery.

"After more than three decades at Sealy, I have decided that the time is right for me to retire," Rogers said. "I’ve enjoyed working with Mark to forge a new, stronger company, and I am extremely optimistic about Tempur Sealy’s future. I feel confident that by leading in innovation, customer service, quality and branding, Tempur Sealy will be unbeatable in the marketplace."

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