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Weston Forest Products hires US-group manager

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Mississauga, Ontario-based distributor Weston Forest Products announced that Jared Carroll is joining the company as manager of its new US Trading Group.

“We have known Jared for a very long time, and we are excited that he is leading this new business unit for us,” said Rick Ekstein, president and CEO. “We truly believe that adding Jared to our team will bring tremendous value to our existing customer and supplier base.”

Jared will be reporting to Rob Hruby, Weston’s vice president of purchasing. 

Weston Forest Products is the largest distributor of forest products to the crating and packaging industry in Canada, as well as one of the suppliers to Canada’s growing infrastructure sector, and several other niche markets.

 

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MoistureShield’s hosting a Summer Giveaway

BY HBSDEALER Staff

MoistureShield Composite Decking kicked off its eight-week Summer Giveaway on Tuesday, which will offer weekly deck-themed prizes to one winner per week.

"There’s no better opportunity than summer time to enjoy your friends and family on your deck," said Brent Gwatney, SVP sales and marketing. "This sweepstakes is our way of helping our customers enjoy building and relaxing on their decks even more. We know our contractors are working hard in the summer months so we want to help them enjoy time with friends and family as much as possible."

Among the prizes — which range from $65 to $1,000 in value — are Bose wireless outdoor speakers, a DeWalt 20-volt cordless drill, a Husky portable air compressor, Lifoam Double Wooden Cooler and more.

The giveaway will run through August 10, and entry is on a rolling basis. Contests can enter via the MoistureShield Facebook page and can get five bonus entries by sharing the sweepstakes link.

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KitchenAid’s new dishwasher turns up efficiency factor

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KitchenAid is doubling down on its efficiency standards with the release of the new Ultra-Fine Filter Dishwasher.

"One of the biggest complaints about dishwashers is how long they take to clean dishes, especially when cooking or entertaining for a crowd," said Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Our engineers have addressed this by designing a system that incorporates a highly efficient filter that significantly reduces cleaning time and allows more time for enjoying friends and family."

The wash system employs an ultra-fine filter (hence the name), which (in comparison to KitchenAid models without the filter) helps clean 18% faster, use 35% less water and 13% less energy on the heaviest loads, according to the manufacturer. It works by removing a greater amount of food particles from the water, which means there’s fewer particles streamed into the next cycle and fewer rinses required overall.

Other features include a ProScrub cycle that eliminates the need to soak or pre-scrub; a ProWash feature that customizes the wash cycle; and the ProDry cycle, which optimizes drying with a special fan and recessed heating element.

Additionally, the filter is self-cleaning and doesn’t require replacing.

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