RotoZip unveils ZipDiscs
RotoZip has expanded its line of accessories with the introduction of two fast removal and finishing discs. The new ZipDiscs include two 4-in. abrasive wheels, Medium and Coarse, which are designed for the fast removal of coatings and imperfections from metal, wood and concrete.
ZipDiscs can remove stain from a wooden deck, rust from metal or paint from a concrete surface, and only light pressure is required. They feature an integrated solid metal backing, which increases durability and the life of the accessory. This also makes ZipDiscs less susceptible to melting or breakage after prolonged use. Both discs also include an anti-clog design, which protects the discs from excess build-up during difficult coating removals.
The Coarse ZipDisc features a nonwoven, silicon carbide abrasive design that removes paint, rust, corrosion, blemishes, mastic, thin-set and adhesive from wood, metal and concrete. The disc operates up to 13,000 RPM.
The Medium ZipDisc operates up to 15,000 RPM, and is optimized for removing paint, rust, corrosion and blemishes. The 120-grit aluminum oxide abrasive is made up of 85 strips of layered flap material for longer life.
Both ZipDiscs are compatible with the ZipSaw Multi Saw and Spiral+ tools that use the ZipMate attachment. They will be available in home center stores for purchase by November 2012.
Black & Decker races into NASCAR sponsorship
Black & Decker is partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose. The Black & Decker-branded No. 9 Ford Fusion will race at four primary races: Kansas on Oct. 21, Martinsville on Oct. 28, Phoenix on Nov. 11 and Homestead-Miami on Nov. 18.
"I’m honored to have Black & Decker on board our No. 9 Ford Fusion for four of the five remaining races this season," said Ambrose. "As a race team we use tools every weekend and know how important it is that the tools we use are reliable and efficient. Black & Decker is known for its high quality products, so it only makes sense that we showcase some of their new and innovative tools on our car over the next few weeks."
The branded No. 9 car will feature two Black & Decker products that will be launching this fall — the all-new Gyro Screwdriver and the Matrix Quick Connect System.
Andersen elevates CEO to board chairman
Window and door manufacturer Andersen has named Jay Lund, its president and CEO since March 2011, as its new chairman of the board. Lund will replace chairman Jim Humphrey, who officially retires from his board role on Feb. 22, 2013, as part of a planned transition. Humphrey joined Andersen in 1999, served as president and CEO from 2003 to 2011 and was named chairman of the board in February 2008. He joined Andersen following a 31-year career at Armstrong World Industries.
Lund joined Andersen in 1985 and served in a series of progressively responsible positions in IT, marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and general management. He became the company’s 10th president in September 2009, and became CEO when Humphrey retired from the company in April 2011.
Privately held, Andersen Corp.’s 12-member board consists of eight independent directors, two family members and two members of senior management.
Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corp. includes Andersen windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen and Silver Line Building Products.