PPG partners with The Coatings Alliance
PPG Industries has taken a minority equity position in The Coatings Alliance, LLC via its North American architectural coatings business.
Under the terms of the deal, PPG will become the exclusive paint manufacturer for The Coatings Alliance, producing the TCA-owned C2 Paint brand. PPG will also act as an independent sales representative for C2 Paint to independent paint and decorating retailers throughout North America.
“TCA’s C2 Paint is an exclusive, dealer-owned brand that will provide our existing network of independent retailers with another premium product option," said Scott Sinetar, VP architectural coatings, North America for PPG. "PPG’s position in TCA also continues to expand our distribution reach in North America and demonstrates our strategic interest and commitment to the independent dealer channel."
TCA CEO Tom Hill added that the partnership will expand the company’s reach into PPG’s extensive global network, as well as facilitate greater investment in research and development, marketing and distribution.
The Coatings Alliance is a Buffalo, N.Y.-based cooperative of 42 paint dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
New Jenn-Air refrigerator features luxe black interior
Jenn-Air has released three new refrigerators — which go by the name of Obsidian — featuring an unusual black interior
"Black lends a very flattering and sophisticated look to this collection and gives everything within the refrigerator more prominence and visual pop," notes Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "The dramatic interior shade extends the elegant design of our products from outside to inside the appliance, and puts food on display in an impressive, pristine way."
The Obsidian collection includes a 36" Built-In 2-Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator/Freezer model, along with 36" and 42" Fully-Integrated French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator/Freezer models.
All three models are panel ready and include an articulated hinge for a flush appearance. They also come with the option for stainless steel doors in a Euro-Style and commercial-like Pro-Style.
Other features include multi-point LED lighting throughout the cabinet, soft-close drawers and a TwinFresh climate control system that uses dual evaporators.
Jenn-Air will be replacing a total of 50 new SKUs in 2014. The new refrigerators are slated to hit shelves this October.
Delta Faucet has latest bathroom offerings
Delta Faucet is introducing its latest suite of bathroom products, set to hit shelves later this year. Among the offerings is an affordable digital shower technology and complete product suite with an easy-to-install widespread faucet.
"From the shower to the sink, new Delta bathroom products blend attractive design with innovative features to deliver on users’ desire for both style and functionality," said Susan Fisher, VP marketing for Delta Faucet Company. "These new collections help reinforce our leadership in technology and design, making it even easier for consumers to transform a space with products that fit seamlessly and stylishly in their lifestyle."
The premier product from the new collection is Delta’s Temp2O Technology, a digital temperature display with LED color indicators for easy water temperature identification.
Additionally, the Ashlyn lavatory collection incorporates angular lines with soft edges for a versatile, modern style. It’s also the first Delta bathroom collection to include the EZ Anchor top-down mounting assembly on the widespread faucet.
Delta is also rolling out the Decor Assist accessory suite, which incorporates Universal Design and safety features with "hidden-in-plain-sight" design. Decor Assist includes towel bars, corner shelves and tissue holders that support up to 300 pounds of weight.