Genesis CEO applauds move to green
Genesis Products said it is using PureColor’s EvenGrain product on all prefinished HDF interior door options.
Genesis manufacturers molded HDF (High Density Fiberboard) residential interior doors for the construction industry. PureColor develops and produces sustainable finishing systems for wood, veneered and composite substrates.
The prefinished options will give home builders the ability to offer home buyers expanded design options that complement cabinets and flooring finishes. Genesis Products will be offering PureColor’s EvenGrain Collection on smooth and textured HDF interior doors.
“As a leading supplier of interior doors, we are proud to strengthen our commitment to deliver sustainable building products to the marketplace and provide our customers with healthy alternatives for their construction projects. We are equally proud to enhance the health and well being of our valued employees who work with these doors everyday,” said Jon Wenger, Genesis president and CEO. Traditional stains emit toxins during application and after installation. “Our PureColor finished doors are not only eco-friendly, but also stylish and will offer customers fashionable designer touches at an affordable price point,” said Wenger.
“PureColor is privileged to be in relationship with Genesis Products, a company clearly dedicated to manufacturing eco-friendly interior doors for the marketplace, while also improving operating efficiencies and health for their organization,” stated Scott Caruso, PureColor president. PureColor’s products are all natural and free of hazardous chemicals.
Founded in August 2002, Genesis operates four facilities in Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana and a facility in Keysville, Virginia, totaling over 415,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.
Matthew Thornton elected to Sherwin-Williams board
The board of directors at the Sherwin-Williams Company elected Matthew Thornton III as its newest member.
Effective July 16, Thornton will join the board as its tenth director, as well as a member of its audit committee.
"We are very pleased to have Matt join our board of directors," said Christopher Connor, chairman and CEO. "Matt is a proven business leader and brings more than 35 years of broad management and operations experience at Federal Express to the Board. He will add a valuable perspective to the board, and we look forward to his contributions and guidance to Sherwin-Williams and our shareholders for many years to come."
Thornton is currently SVP U.S. operations at FedEx Express, where he’s been working since 1978. He has held various management positions with the company since joining as a package handler.
Halco recalls LED bulbs over burn hazards
Norcross, Georgia-based Halco Lighting Technologies is recalling about 9,500 of its ProLED bulbs after receiving reports of potential overheating and falling hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were five reports of the bulbs separating from the sockets, and the bulbs have a tendency to overheat and fall on consumers below. No injuries have been reported, however.
The bulbs in question are used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays. They come in 14 or 18-watt styles and have a metal cone-shaped housing.
The Chinese-manufactured bulbs were sold at lighting retailers and distributors in the U.S. between June 2009 and March 2014.
The model numbers included in the recall are listed on the CPSC website.