Fairfax Lumber adds Sansin Wood Coatings to mix
Fairfax Lumber & Hardware will offer Sansin Corp.’s line of interior and exterior environmentally friendly wood coatings and sealants.
According to Strathroy, Ontario-based Sansin, its wood finishes qualify as a low and super-compliant coating, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations for architectural coatings (SCAQMD 1113), and meet the newly revised California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulations.
Fairfax Lumber & Hardware is located in Fairfax, Calif., where it has earned a reputation as a source for environmentally friendly products and services.
“Fairfax Lumber & Hardware truly believes in offering products that support and promote healthy living spaces. As an employee-owned retailer that is active in promoting green building, Fairfax Lumber & Hardware sets an example for green retailing in both its commitment to the environment and delivery of quality customer service,” said Sjoerd Bos, VP of Sansin Corp.
New product foils copper thieves
A product aimed at protecting the copper coils on air conditioning units has been released by a Dallas-Fort Worth firm. Called the CopperWatcher, the device triggers a home or commercial building’s existing alarm system when copper thieves shut down the AC’s high voltage power in order to disconnect the unit’s condenser tubing.
CopperWatch can distinguish between power outages and deliberate shutdowns and also has a battery back-up system. The device also triggers security alarms when thieves cut a refrigerant unit’s copper line.
NPD Group to track appliances
The NPD Group, a market research firm, has announced that it launched enhanced services related to its consumer research of the appliance business. Both small and major appliances will be included in the Port Washington, N.Y., company’s tracking studies, which look at transaction counts and provide market size estimates based on NPD’s point-of-sales data.
In addition to large kitchen appliances, the NPD survey will include home health care, electric kettles, water heaters and dehumidifiers.
“We are excited to provide our clients with a more comprehensive view of the total appliance marketplace,” said Perry James, president of home and office supplies, The NPD Group. “NPD’s new consumer tracker will give clients a clearer picture of their consumers’ decision-making process, allowing them to identify opportunities and drive success.”