Integrity adds new insert windows
Marvin’s Integrity window brand is adding to its product offerings with new insert windows featuring the casement and awning design Integrity is famous for.
The new Wood-Ultrex Insert Casement and Awning windows are a combination of durable fiberglass exterior and warm wood interior, using Ultrex, Integrity’s patented pultruded fiberglass.
"We are committed to offering a complete and comprehensive product line," said Becky Felling, director of marketing for Integrity Windows and Doors. "With casements and awnings being some of the most used windows on the market, the Wood-Ultrex Insert Casement and Awning windows are what our valued customers really wanted to see in our mix. These windows can work in a variety of homes and buildings, and they offer virtually worry-free toughness that looks great for years."
Other features include through-jamb installation, optional Window Opening Control Device and optional factory or field mulling. Customization is also in order via various glass options, exterior finishes and interior choices.
The windows are topped off with a high-performance finish and are built with an eye toward energy efficiency.
American Standard exec to speak at Emerging Markets Forum
Global sanitation expert Jim McHale of American Standard Brands will speak at the 2014 Consumer Goods Emerging Markets Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sept. 18, 2014.
McHale will discuss the initial results of the Company’s Flush for Good campaign, which to date has focused on improving access to safe sanitation in Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Emerging Markets Forum — created as a not-for-profit initiative to engage high-level government and corporate leaders from around the world in dialogue on the key economic social issues facing emerging market countries — hosts conferences annually. This specific Marketing Forum will focus exclusively on ideas and innovations of interest to consumer goods executives who are actively involved with their organization’s global expansion projects
McHale was recently appointed to the new position of global sanitation products business unit leader at American Standard. In this role, McHale will lead the establishment a new business unit within American Standard, as he is tasked with expanding the company’s reach in supplying affordable sanitation products for customers in developing countries.
Supporting the New Jersey-based plumbing manufacturer’s corporate social responsibility activities — specifically the Flush for Good initiative that works toward improving the lives of the 2.5 billion people around the world who live without access to safe sanitation — will also be an important aspect of this new position. Additionally, McHale will be in charge of building and managing relationships with external private and public organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
McHale holds bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Temple University and has completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. He has 15 patents to his credit and has authored 15 scientific papers.
Irwin promotes National Tradesmen Day
Friday marks the fourth annual National Tradesmen Day, the brainchild of IRWIN Tools to celebrate the contributions of trade professionals and encourage young men and women to take up skilled trade jobs.
In addition to honoring skilled workers, National Tradesmen Day raises awareness of the national shortage of tradesmen, according to Irwin.
On Sept. 19, Irwin encourages Americans to show their gratitude to tradesmen in ways such as thanking a plumber or electrician who had done a good job, supporting a local trade school or discussing the contributions of tradesmen with your children.
“Irwin Tools established National Tradesmen Day in 2011 to both celebrate the exceptional work of America’s skilled trade professionals and thank them for their continued contributions,” said Rich Mathews, senior VP Irwin Tools. “We all owe a debt of gratitude to professional tradesmen. Without these hard working men and women, our nation’s infrastructure and our way of life would come to a screeching halt.”
Only one skilled trade worker enters the workforce for every three who retire and the fifth consecutive year, skilled trade jobs are the hardest to fill, according to the ManpowerGroup. At the same time, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave American infrastructure a D+ rating in 2013, highlighting the growing need for tradesmen.
“National Tradesmen Day is an opportunity for each of us to pause and take the time to thank a trade professional,” said Mathews.