New Lenox blade curves into action
Lenox has introduced its first-ever curved reciprocating saw blade in North America: the Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blade.
"Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blades are designed for the heavy recip user who understands the value of investing in a premium product that will deliver superior cutting performance," said Matt Savarino, brand manager for LENOX. "These blades last up to twice as long as standard straight Lenox recip blades, allowing trade professionals to be more productive on the job and to achieve more efficient results."
Among its key features are its curved design, T2 Technology and its precision-applied titanium coating, which the company says deliver up to two times the cutting life of standard Lenox straight blades.
[See the blade in Ken’s Video Blog here.]
The curved design helped optimize the cutting angle for greater efficiency — and that’s backed up by a series of laboratory tests, the company said.
Meanwhile, the T2 Technology and titanium coating help disperse heat to prolong the life of the saw blade.
The Gold Power Arc is suitable for wood, metal and extreme heavy metal cutting applications, as well as demolition needs.
Builders FirstSource reshuffles DCs in Texas
Builders FirstSource is getting down to business in order to better serve various Texas markets: one, through the opening of a new distribution facility in Conroe, Texas; and two, through the relocation of its existing San Antonio facility.
The new San Antonio location is in Schertz, Texas, approximately 20 miles northeast of downtown. The 90,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office space will be abutted by a few outside storage sheds. It will initially distribute dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, as well as doors and millwork in the near future.
The new 60,000-sq.-ft. Conroe center will be located on the I-45 corridor 40 miles north of downtown Houston. It will include an office space, showroom and warehouse stocked with dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, interior and exterior doors, millwork and various other building products.
Delta launches two new bath collections
Delta Faucet Company is increasing its global reach with the launch of two new bath collections and a shower system.
"Innovation and design are helping propel our growth and expansion across international markets, which has been an organization priority for the last five years," said Ken Roberts, VP international for Delta Faucet Company. "Our newest product offerings from our Delta and Brizo brands are a demonstration of how inspired design is helping us meet the demands of global customers and consumers with both performance and style."
The new collections include the Delta Ara Bath Collection — a product line with a contemporary, angular profile — and the Brizo Sotria Bath Collection, which pays homage to softer contemporary design sensibilities with a mid-century flair.
The Delta Ara Collection features showerheads outfitted with Delta's H2Okinetic technology, which creates the sensation of having more water while conserving the precious resource.
Meanwhile, Sotria is being released concurrently with the brand's new Brilliance Luxe Nickel finish and includes single-handle and widespread lavatory faucets with channel or closed spouts, a wall-mount lavatory faucet with a channel spout, a freestanding tub filler, Roman tub faucets and a bidet.
Delta is also releasing the Brizo HydraChoice Max Body Sprays, which provides the adjustability most traditional flush-mount body sprays don't — 50 degrees of it, to be exact.