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Home Depot wins WaterSense honors

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named The Home Depot as its 2013 WaterSense Retail Partner of the Year award.

"All of our WaterSense partners have taken steps to reduce our nation’s water use, but several stood out in 2012 for their commitment to the WaterSense program and collaborative efforts to promote WaterSense-labeled products, new homes and outreach and educational programs," said EPA’s acting assistant administrator for water, Nancy Stoner. "We are pleased to honor The Home Depot for their efforts that support our mission to protect the future of our nation’s water supply."

"The Home Depot is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner through its stores and suppliers," added Home Depot’s VP Environmental Ron Jarvis. "We are honored to win the WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for 2013. The Home Depot was the first major retailer to sell only WaterSense-labeled lavatory faucets, and we now sell WaterSense-labeled products in our nearly 2,000 retail locations across the United States."

The honor was announced during the WaterSamrt Innovations Conference on Oct. 10.

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Versatex hires Jason Mora

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Jason Mora recently joined Versatex as a market development specialist. 

Based in Manchester, N.H., he spent the past three years building his skill set as a client service analyst with Mercer Investments of Norwood, Mass., and as a senior sales representative at Flagship Merchant Services, the transaction processing organization headquartered in Charlestown, Mass. 

“One of Jason’s great strengths is his ability to make connections,” said VP sales Rick Kapres. “Not only does he understand the everyday challenges of residential construction, but he has problem-solving ability that’s based on knowing what building materials can do and the logistics of getting them where they need to be.

“With Jason on our New England team, the builders, contractors, and architects of the region will have a solid new source of technical information — as well as a service-oriented guy who anticipates what they’ll need to get the results they’re looking for."

Mora will report to Bill Naumann, the Versatex regional sales manager for New England, and work closely with the the dealer network in developing sales expansion strategies. 

Versatex Trimboard products are manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies of Pittsburgh.

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