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Ergodyne introduces a bandana cooling towel

BY HBSDEALER Staff

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne announced an expansion of its Chill-Its Cooling line of products, including the new Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Bandana with Cooling Towel, and Chill-Its 6710CT Evaporative Triangle Hat with Cooling Towel.

The company said these pateneted cooling products are ideal for use under hard hats and helmets and feature an advanced Poly Vinyl Acetate (PVA) material, which keeps workers cool without the added bulk, weight, and slime of conventional cooling solutions. It activates by soaking in water for only 2-5 minutes. Once activated it reduces the effects of heat stress and helps fight fatigue.

 

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Menards plans first store in Kentucky

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A Menards store planned near The Heartlands subdivision of Owensboro,  Ky., would be the first Menards store to open in Kentucky.

Representatives from Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards met with home owners this week, according to the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. Tom O’Neil, from Menards real estate division, told the newspaper: "As the overall plan evolves, we’ll be able to submit the development plan, and at that point we can show the site plan to the homeowners."

The store is expected to be an anchor retailer for a 67-acre development called Heartland Crossing.

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Jeld-Wen divests part of vinyl extrusion plant

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Jeld-Wen has sold part of its Yakima, Wash., vinyl extrusion plant to Quanex Building Products, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Quanex is a longtime business partner of Jeld-Wen. Quanex’s Mikron operation will purchase equipment and other assets from Jeld-Wen’s extrusion operation. 

Jeld-Wen has produced the materials, used for its window line, at the plant since 2007. The company will continue to contract with Mikron for extrusions and other materials.

Klamath Falls, Wash.-based Jeld-Wen had decided late last year to either boost its extrusion business or seek alternatives such as equipment sales, according to the article. 

The Yakima facility was Jeld-Wen’s only extrusion plant and only made a limited number of extrusions, a Jeld-Wen spokesperson said. 

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