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Propane-powered string trimmer honored by EPA

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Eco Trimmer by Lehr, the first propane-powered string trimmer, was recognized by the EPA recently with a Clean Air Excellence Award.

The environmentally friendly product, which has been available in stores nationwide since January, is powered by camping-style propane canisters. The company said propane creates up to 70% fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons and emits 96% fewer cancer-causing carcinogens than gasoline.

The Eco Trimmer is available at Sears under the Sears Craftsman powered by Lehr label, as well as Home Depot, True Value and Do it Best stores.

Lehr plans to introduce an Eco Blower in September and a gas-free lawn mower at a future date.

“It’s time to start caring for green spaces with green technology,” said Captain Bernardo J. Herzer, Lehr founder and CEO. “Propane is key to the Eco Trimmer and our forthcoming Eco Series of lawn and garden tools because it is so much easier on the environment than gasoline.”

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Technology boosts incandescent bulbs

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According to an article in Monday’s New York Times, rumors of the demise of incandescent light bulbs have been exaggerated.

 

Stringent federal energy efficiency standards set to take effect in 2012 were once expected to phase out the glowing-filament incandescent light bulbs, the kind invented by Thomas Edison, and phase in fluorescent lighting. But new technology has lead to optimism for the incandescent bulb. Click here for the article.

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The Andersons appoints new VP

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The Andersons has appointed Daniel Anderson to a new corporate-level position, VP corporate services, created in part as a response to the retirement of Dale Fallat, who is ending his 42-year career with the company.

Anderson will oversee the retail operations and corporate engineering, safety, sourcing and procurement, continuous improvement and facility services.

He is also retaining his current position as president, retail group.

Anderson has worked for the company since 1979 and served as president, retail group since 1996.

In related news, Tamara Sparks has assumed an expanded role as VP corporate relations and business analysis.

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