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HCN Stock Watch: Ending on a strong note

BY HBSDEALER Staff

For the most part, stocks came out ahead on New Year’s Eve, providing for a strong finish to the year.

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Sioux Chief boosts lead-free information

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Rough plumbing manufacturer, Sioux Chief, announced its 2014 Lead Free product list, which allows contractors and wholesalers to compare old leaded item numbers with new Lead Free item numbers quickly and easily, the company said.

“The Lead Free product list is a simple and convenient way to see Sioux Chief plumbing products, which have transitioned to Lead Free materials as a result of theReduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act or Federal Public Law 111-380,” said Rex Baer, VP of product development at Sioux Chief.

Sioux Chief created a new landing page, http://www.leadfreetransition.com, to host the online reference list for all potable water products (drinking water pipes, pipe fittings, and plumbing fixtures).

“The one-stop directory to all new Lead Free products makes it easy for contractors and wholesalers to find what they need now,” Baer said. “And they can rely on getting a Sioux Chief product with the same American made quality.”

 

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Lowe’s offers tips for navigating new light bulb rules

BY HBSDEALER Staff

In light of the new rules taking effect Jan. 1 per the Energy Independence and Security Act, which is phasing out 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs, Lowe’s is providing guidance to consumers who might still be unfamiliar with the changes.

Growing consumer acceptance of LEDs and energy-efficient bulbs has partially paved the path for this transition, but retailers might still consider offering similar guidance to their customers.

Among things Lowe’s considers essential to customer knowledge:

  • Consumers can continue using their existing bulbs, and retailers can sell off their remaining stock of incandescents, so they might still see 40- and 60-watt bulbs on store shelves for some time.
     
  • Manufacturers are producing halogen bulbs that are very similar to incandescents in effect, but still meet the new efficiency standards.
     
  • These days, the average LED bulb lasts for at least 22 years and costs significantly less to operate than incandescents.
     
  • Modern-day CFLs contain less mercury, provide better lighting and take less time to power on than their former counterparts.
     
  • Customers now have more options when it comes to color temperatures, which can be suited for ambient lighting, workspace and outdoor needs.

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