Lowe’s to carry regional paint line
Lowe’s has added Yolo Colorhouse, a regional line of eco-friendly paints, to its West Coast stores, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal.
Portland-based Yolo will sell its no-VOC interior paints and primers in Oregon, Washington and California, according to the article. A 1-gallon container will retail for $22.98.
The 92-color line will be available at 20 Lowe’s stores between Seattle and Los Angeles.
Yolo Colorhouse currently is distributed through its own website, as well as homedepot.com and green building material stores.
Window blinds continue to stir safety debate
Blind manufacturers and consumer advocates don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to blinds and child safety, according to an article in Thursday’s New York Times.
The task force created by the Consumer Products Safety Commission and manufacturers to find a solution to the problem of child strangulation is hoping to offer a plan this fall. But the article reports that negotiations are off to a rocky start.
About 12 children per year strangle on window treatment cords, according to the article.
Cox Industries opens new customer portal
As part of a series of technology upgrades, Orangeburg, S.C.-based Cox Industries unveiled a new customer portal to log in and view, download, and upload account specific information.
Today, when customers access the Cox website, their recent account activity and order literature will be displayed. Customers also get the benefit of direct access to the entire Cox team who are available to assist with orders, literature requests and questions, according to the company.
Later this year, the manufacturer and distributor of treated outdoor wood products plans to launch a live chat and additional reporting features.