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DeWalt launches its first line of hand tools

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt is launching a line of hand tools that will hit the market beginning June 2011. 

The company, known for its power tools, is getting into the hand tool category for the first time with products that include utility knives, pliers, wrenches, tape measures, hammers, saws and toolboxes, among others.

The new hand tool line has been "rigorously tested on job sites across the country and incorporates feedback we’ve received from the people who use these tools every day to earn a living," said Tracie Gildea, director of global brand marketing.

Among the more than 100 products offered in the line, five of the most innovative tools include a 15-oz. Framing Hammer, a 1.25-in., 25-ft. Short Tape, a Power Tool Case with Tote, a Folding Retractable Utility Knife and multiple Heavy-Duty Adjustable Wrenches.

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Air King unveils dual-speed Quiet Series exhaust fan

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Air King, the West Chester, Pa.-based exhaust fan manufacturer, introduced a dual-speed exhaust fan designed for cost-effective, energy-efficient ventilation.

The Air King model AK100D dual-speed Quiet Series exhaust fan features a low profile grill design and a spring-loaded, back draft damper prevents drafts from entering back into the room through the ducting.

“Our AK100D dual-speed exhaust fan adds to our extensive line of ENERGY STAR qualified ventilation products, and provides a perfect ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation solution,” said Jeff Kenkelen, president, Air King.

The model AK100D unit is ETL listed for installation over a tub or shower on a GFCI circuit. It is available in contractor packs of four units.

An electronically balanced centrifugal blower wheel assures maximum ventilation with minimum sound. The low sound level and energy efficient operation of the model AK100D allows the unit to be both Energy Star qualified and California Title 24 compliant.

 

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Lincoln Windows thrown by tornado

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Merrill, Wis.-based Lincoln Windows continues to struggle following a destructive tornado that hit the company’s corporate offices and final assembly plant on April 10. 

The Sunday evening twister, luckily, caused only one minor injury, but it left the operation in shambles, as photos and Youtube videos attest.

In an April 12 letter to customers, sales manager Steve Kahle said the company was in the process of transferring its computer system to its Timeline facility. "We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and loyalty as we get our operations up and running again," he wrote.

 

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