GAF sets its sights on Parsippany headquarters
GAF has announced its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, N.J. The move will transpire once renovations are completed on the company’s new building at 1 Campus Drive.
Approximately 600 employees and contractors currently working at the company’s headquarters in Wayne, N.J. will transfer to the new location.
“Our offices in Wayne, as well as this community, have been terrific for us for many years, and leaving here will be difficult,” said GAF president and CEO Bob Tafaro. “However, the building in Parsippany offers us a modern office with improved work efficiencies which will allow us to continue to improve our services to our customers while providing room for future growth.”
GAF’s headquarters has been stationed in Wayne for over 30 years. The future of the Wayne campus remains undecided.
Grill Daddy brings ‘indoor/outdoor power tongs’ to the market
Grill Daddy has announced the launch of the King Tong, a set of tongs designed for indoor and outdoor use with built-in safety features.
“Whether tending an open camp fire, standing around a fire pit or moving logs in a fireplace, King Tong is the safest and most convenient tool on the market,” said Michael Wales, founder of Grill Daddy. “We created King Tong out of a need our customers expressed for a tool that could handle any open fire application. Our engineers designed features like the Heat Shield Comfort Grip handle, pop-up Power Handle and spring-action assist jaws with gripping teeth to give Grill Daddy users a power tong like no other.”
Designed for the safe handling of fire pits, fireplaces and hot objects, the King Tong is weighted and balanced for maximum control and includes a pop-up power handle that rotates 180 degrees for increased leverage.
The heavy-duty stainless steel tongs also measure 30 inches in length to provide a safe distance from hot objects,
For added protection, a heat shield hand guard protects hands from heat and sudden flare-ups.
Valspar signs deal with Maersk
Valspar has agreed to provide its Aquaguard waterborne coating for Maersk Container Industry’s shipping containers via a long-term supply agreement.
“Maersk is a global leader in container-industry sustainability, and we are privileged to partner with them on this innovative coatings solution,” said Roeland Polet, Valspar SVP, Global Industrial. “This is an important step, and we proudly put our 60-plus years of waterborne coatings expertise forward as a cost-effective, sustainable solution.”
Per the agreement, Maersk will cease the use of high-VOC solvent borne coatings for shipping containers manufactured in Dongguan, China and use Aquaguard in their place. The company intends to go 100% waterborne eventually.
“We are very pleased to work with Valspar in this industry-changing effort,” said Irving A. Hultengren, managing director at MCI in Dongguan. “Our agreement with Valspar reinforces our commitment to building more sustainable containers. By using Valspar’s innovative waterborne coating system, we will help our customers and reduce the environmental footprint of our production.”
According to the company, Valspar Aquaguard reduces VOC emissions by 94%, as well as improves corrosion performance and reduces energy use.
Valspar conducted field tests for multiple years prior to qualifying, during which the company produced several dry van shipping containers with third-party manufacturers. Production is planned for sometime in 2014.