New Honeywell Bluetooth Smart Air Purifier senses local pollen counts
Honeywell is shaking up the home appliance scene with its new Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover, what it claims is the first air purifier using Bluetooth technology that can track local pollen counts.
The purifier uses mobile app technology to track pollen lelvels and auto-adjust its cleaning levels according to the zip code. The resulting insight aims to help homeowners differentiate the causes of their air quality issues, which are often comprised of a mixture of indoor and outdoor contaminants.
Beyond the pollen count auto-adjust feature, the Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover also alerts homeowners of outside pollen and mold levels and automatically turns on or off when the connected mobile device enters or leaves Bluetooth range.
Other features include a custom operation schedule, which allows users to create various schedules based on sleep, time away or time spent in certain areas of the home. It also notifies users when the filter needs to be changed.
Weyerhaeuser’s Rettig to head sales for Tru Joist
Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser has appointed Jeff Rettig to the role of U.S. sales director for its Tru Joist Engineered Lumber division.
With over 25 years of experience in the building products industry — 14 of which he has spent with Weyerhaeuser — Rettig has worked in virtually all aspects of the business, including construction, retail and wholesale distribution.
"Jeff’s vast experience in construction supply gives him a unique perspective into the needs and challenges of our partners across the channel, from builders to dealers to our own internal sales staff," said VP engineered lumber products Carlos Guilherme. "This knowledge and leadership will bolster the Tru Joist sales and marketing teams as they continue our tradition of quality service and develop innovative new ways to help customers meet demand and build stronger businesses."
Rettig was most recently serving as region manager in the Northeast. He will be relocating from the Boston area to take on his new role at the Federal Way headquarters.
Cedar Creek to acquire Roberts & Dybdahl
Oklahoma City-based wholesale LBM distributor Cedar Creek is expanding its footprint across the Midwest with the acquisition of Des Moines, Iowa-based Roberts & Dybdahl.
The two companies recently announced a letter of intent for Cedar Creek to acquire the majority of R&D’s assets. Closing is expected to occur June 30.
According to a press release announcing the deal, R&D president Ted Roberts “explained it was the right time for his family to exit the ownership and management of the business.”
Terms of the deal were not released.
He also thanked the employees who “fostered so many outstanding professional relationships throughout the building products distribution supply chain that will be continued by Cedar Creek.”
Cedar Creek was established in 1977 and operates out of 15 locations in the South and Southwest.