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Lithonia Lighting recalls over 1 million emergency lights

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1.7 million units of its Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture, citing a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the circuit board has a tendency to overheat and cause the fixture to melt and catch fire.

There have been 29 incident reports thus far, with one resulting in over $100,000 worth of property damage. No injuries have been reported, however.

The affected fixtures are about 12.5 inches wide, 5 inches high and 3.75 inches deep and come in white or black pastic. They have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable lead acid battery. The circuit boards within are green on both sides with either Rev B or Rev Cprinted in the top left corner. Those with circuit boards that are beige on one side and are marked with ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS are not affected by the recall.

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Robert Bowden named ‘Fast’ company

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Pro dealer Robert Bowden Inc. was named one of the Georgia Fast 40 by the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth.

The award recognizes the Marietta, Georgia-based company as one of the 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in the state.

"We were very impressed with the caliber of companies that were nominated this year, as we had the largest applicant pool in the history of the event," stated Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta Chapter president and CFO of CardioMEMS. "These companies exemplify ACG’s focus on Middle-Market Growth and represent over 13,000 added jobs."

RBI was one of 20 honorees in the Upper Middle Market category, defined as 2013 revenues of $60 million to $100 million and weighted growth rate in excess of 144%.

To earn the award, companies must be for profit and headquartered in Georgia and have most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million. They also need three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth.

The awards will be presented to honorees at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner on June 19, 2014.

Robert Bowden, Inc. is a privately held wholesale building material supply and manufacturing corporation headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, delivering quality products and services to the construction professionals in the Atlanta area since 1983.

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Electrolux makes $50,000 contribution to N.C. families

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Electrolux is helping out those in need in its Charlotte, North Carolina locale by way of $50,000 worth of donated appliances.

The first part of the delivery was made last Thursday to two recipients, both of whom are formerly homeless veterans who are now moving into their own apartments through a program with Builders of Hope.

“Our purpose is to make an everyday difference in people’s lives. We especially want to do this for the men and woman who have served our country,” said Nolan Pike, SVP and general manager, North America cooking products. “That’s why we continue to give back to the communities in which we live and work. One of the best ways to do that is to support the creation of affordable housing – something we’re hoping to do through the donation of these appliances in Charlotte.”

Local families and individuals will continue receiving the Frigidaire Gallery Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel appliances via the Crisis Assistance Ministry, which identifies those who need (but cannot afford) the essential appliances.

“We are incredibly grateful for the donation of these Frigidaire appliances and this three-way partnership that will help our community create more affordable housing options,” said Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry. “How fitting that the first sets will help men and women who have served our nation as they regain stability and create a home of their own again.”

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