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Jim Weglewski steps up to VP title at Andersen

BY HBSDealer Staff

Andersen Corporation has promoted Jim Weglewski from his role as director of corporate quality and sustainability. In his new role, Weglewski will serve as VP corporate quality, sustainability and facilities.

“Jim has demonstrated his leadership and passion to make a difference in the critical areas of Quality and Sustainability," said senior VP, human resources and corporate administration Mary Carter. “As Andersen continues to advance our sustainability focus, we know that facilities and surrounding grounds play an important element in our sustainability footprint.”

The newly created role will largely involve merging the enterprise facilities organization into the Quality and Sustainability team.

Weglewski, who joined Andersen in 2003 and served in a number of leadership roles, brings 20 years of manufacturing, process engineering and product development experience to the table.

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Adams Manufacturing opens online holiday store

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"Made in the USA" supplier Adams Manufacturing opened an online store called the Christmas Light Holders eStore. It will serve commercial holiday decorators and installers with one-stop shopping and extensive product selection.

Shoppers will be able to stock up on all-purpose light clips, suction cup wreath holders, tie-down stakes and adjustable wreath hooks at bulk discounted prices.

Front and center among the product selection are the light clips, which are weather-resistant, half the size of bulky clips and are compatible with almost all gutters, shingles or roof edges. According to the company, they work with C4, C5, C6, C7, mini, icicle, rope and LED lights.

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Whirlpool unveils innovative induction oven

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Whirlpool is coming out with an induction double oven freestanding range, designed to offer innovations in cooking consistency and efficient cooking technology.

The Whirlpool Induction oven includes special features such as its AccuHeat induction technology, which heats the magnetic cookware directly without warming the cooktop. Meanwhile, TimeSavor convection cooking distributes hot air more efficiently to seal in flavors.

"Providing consumers with products that help ease life’s daily tasks at home is our primary goal," said Andrea Smith, product brand manager of Whirlpool brand cooking and kitchen suites. "Whether you’re cooking dinner on a typical Monday night or hosting a lavish soiree for in-laws, the Whirlpool Induction double oven freestanding range takes the stress out of the kitchen. By offering advanced cooking technology and an efficient cleaning process, being the ultimate hostess is not an impossible feat."

Beyond its cooking technology, the oven includes a large capacity of 6.7 cu. ft., with a 2.5 cu. ft. upper oven and 4.2 cu. ft. lower oven to make room for multiple dish preparation. Additionally, the 11-inch, 3,700-watt induction boost element is reportedly capable of boiling up to 25 cups of water in half the time as a 12,500 BTU gas burner.

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