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EasyTurf nurtures recycled infill

BY Ken Clark

EasyTurf, the landscape arm of sports-turf giant FieldTurf, introduced an environmentally responsible, 100% recycled infill option in what the company calls an “evolution of the artificial grass system.”

Using advanced techniques and equipment from FieldTurf’s manufacturing plant in Calhoun, Ga., used turf is being transformed into an infill option. The cutting-edge process applies to any synthetic grass product and bolsters EasyTurf’s status as the industry leader in eco-friendly landscape products. 

“As the first company to successfully remove and recycle an entirely synthetic football field, we clearly demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship,” said EasyTurf president David Hartman. “We are proud to provide both the most superior draining and realistic synthetic grass, and increase our ability to preserve natural resources in numerous ways.” 

The company promotes artificial turf for commercial, residential, municipal and military landscape. A fire retardant series is also now available. Without the use of heavy metals, FieldTurf has applied a proprietary formula to create a flame-retardant system that exceeds any flame test or building code. The FlameGuard Infill consists of patent-pending pellets that quickly extinguish flame spread and can be produced using 100% recycled turf, available now in limited quantities.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a division of the Tarkett Group.  

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Sears deducts H&R Block

BY HBSDEALER Staff

A new agreement with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service will keep tax preparation in the Sears lineup.

For Sears stores, H&R Block is out, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is in. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based retailer announced the agreement with Jackson Hewitt that will enable tax preparation services both in-store and online.

The service will begin in January 2013.

"Sears continues to look for opportunities to put the customer at the center of everything we do, and we are pleased to extend our Sears Tax Services with today’s agreement with Jackson Hewitt," said Dave Schuvie, VP licensed business and specialty income, Sears Holdings. "This new agreement will offer professional tax services in Sears stores nationwide and deliver added an benefit to the millions of ShopYourWay members."

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Dust control system launched by DeWalt

BY Ken Clark

DeWalt has launched a new Dust Extractor Vacuum (DWV012). The Dust Extractor Vacuum was designed to provide dust control solutions for drywall sanding and concrete grinding, cutting and drilling applications.  

“Using a dust control system can decrease the potential for inhaling dust, increase visibility and reduce cleanup and maintenance costs,” said Jeff Beck, product manager, DeWalt.

The Dust Extractor Vacuum meets the EPA Lead Related Renovations, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule for HEPA vacuums when used with DWV9320 HEPA filters (included with the vacuum).  

The DWV012 has continuous auto filter cleaning, which means that every 30 seconds one of the filters is backflushed with air to remove dust to provide suction until the tank is full. The HEPA filters should be replaced every six months under normal applications.

The DWV012 includes a tool activation setting that turns on the Dust Extractor Vacuum whenever the user starts the connected tool, a variable speed to set the amount of suction and a bail handle for gripping and tying the tool down, ideal for users working on scaffolding or for transporting the unit.  

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