KB Home unveils “awesome” solar community
KB Home has opened a new home community in Valencia, Calif., also known as "Awesometown." KB Home’s Milan at West Hills offers solar power systems as a standard feature with its new homes.
"In Southern California, Valencia is a desirable location that offers job opportunities and a host of amenities for its residents while still being a part of the greater Los Angeles area, and KB Home is excited to be opening its newest community here," said Steve Ruffner, president of KB Home’s Southern California division. "As part of an ongoing effort to help our home buyers reduce their monthly energy bills and cost of homeownership for years to come, we’re pleased to include solar power systems as a standard feature of the homes at Milan at West Hills."
Milan is KB Home’s ninth community in Southern California and its third in the Santa Clarita Valley that provides solar power as a standard home feature. The included solar power systems can also help qualify homeowners for a federal tax credit.
KB Home includes its Energy Performance Guide (EPG) in all of its homes. The EPG provides an estimate of monthly electric and/or gas costs for each home and information on the home’s energy efficiency compared with a typical new home or resale home.
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Delta builds on “Made in USA” model
On Aug. 2, Delta Power Equipment Corporation announced that 300 Made in the USA Unisaw Cabinet Saws have been produced and shipped from their new location in Anderson, S.C.
The Anderson facility has also completed production runs of Biesemeyer and Delta products, including woodworking accessories, radial arm saws and line-boring machines.
“I hope this news will put to rest anyone thinking we were moving overseas,” said Bryan Whiffen, president and CEO of Delta. “We believe strongly in the Delta ‘Made in the USA’ tradition, and are working hard to continue that tradition."
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Back in business: Lowe’s will reopen Sept. 8 in Sanford
A Lowe’s store destroyed by a tornado on April 16 will reopen this fall, a week ahead of schedule. The Sanford, N.C., location, which has roughly 160 employees, was expected to reopen on Sept. 15, officials said at a city meeting last week. However, company officials announced Tuesday evening that the store would instead reopen on Sept. 8.
According to the Sanford Herald, the store plans to host a celebratory brunch on the day of its reopening. Employees played a large role in planning the brunch, and will enjoy food and entertainment in the parking lot throughout the morning with city officials, as well as an expected announcement about charitable and education foundations.
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