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Monkey Bar Storage expands its offerings

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Rexburg, Idaho-based Monkey Bar Storage is expanding its product lineup to include Swisstrax flooring for its North American customers.

The selection process was extensive for Tyler Patterson, Monkey Bars flooring specialist. “Quickly, I found that Swisstrax provides the best quality, products and durability,” said Patterson.

The addition of Swisstrax provides an alternative for customers living in areas that preclude the use of Monkey Bars’ typical concrete floor coatings, as these tend to become damaged over time in areas with high water tables. Swisstrax tiles provide passage for moisture through to the concrete, saving the floor covering from damage.

Swisstrax tiles also stand up to ultraviolet rays, harmful chemicals and heavy weight.

Additionally, the tiles can be packed up and moved from house to house.

They come in 19 colors and various finish options.

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CalStar bricks now come with split-face option

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Caledonia, Wisconsin-based CalStar Products is now offering its brick and Thru-Wall units in a split-face option.

Split-face bricks have a textured face for a more natural, rustic look that mimics the appearance of natural stones. As per the name, the backside of the brick is smooth and straight for ease of installation.

The split-face option will be available for CalStar’s 8"x24" facing units and Monarch bricks, as well as the new Ambassador brick.

The split-face units will be made with the same 37% recycled content material as other CalStar bricks, which are engineered to bypass the need for kiln-firing to reduce energy and carbon-dioxide emissions.

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Porter-Cable router recalled over shock risk

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Stanley Black & Decker is recalling certain Porter-Cable routers after discovering that uninsulated handles present an electrical shock risk.

The fixed-based routers and router bases have not been responsible for any reported injuries or incidents so far, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Affected models include four 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-based production routers and one production router base. They are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide, and they include a black plastic top and a painted gray base with two side handles. The routers and base were manufactured and sold between 1990 and April 2014, with model numbers 7518, 7519, 7519EC and 22-7519-60. The base is model number 75361.

Consumers are being asked to immediately stop use, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement.

The recall affects about 100,000 units in the United States and 7,800 in Canada.

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