REPORT: S.W. Collins patriarch, Don Collins, dies at 92
The state of Maine and the lumberyard industry have lost a legend. Former S.W. Collins president Don Collins, the fourth generation to manage the business, died at 92.
Retiring in 1992, Collins continued to serve on the S.W. Collins board of directors.
Collins served five terms in the Maine House and Senate between 1970 and 1992 and also served as mayor of Caribou, the hometown of S.W. Collins.
When he was 18, Collins left the University of Maine in Orono to enlist in the U.S. Army and saw combat in World War II. He was wounded twice in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Star.
More about Don Collins’ life can be read in the Lewiston Sun Journal.
Robinson Home Products launches Studio Cuisine brand
Robinson Home Products is about to roll out its new line of kitchen tools and gadgets. The line’s debut collection features wood grain handles that replicate the look of traditional hardwood. The line is expected to expand to include a variety of design options.
Studio Cuisine’s unique design features combine the stylish look consumers are seeking with functionality that ensures cooking success, the company claims. Each piece is unique in its finish and the wood-grain look is a nod to the natural trend that is increasingly popular in the kitchen.
“Robinson Home Products is excited to bring a new brand line of tools and gadgets featuring an innovative design technology to the housewares market,” said John White, business director, housewares, Robinson Home Products. “Studio Cuisine provides us with a canvass of endless design possibilities. What’s really great is that it allows us to bring good-looking designs to market, like our new wood grain line, that are soft, comfortable, and dishwasher safe–not the usual features of hardwood kitchen tools.”
The line also features durable ABS handles and a soft TPR coating for a comfortable grip. The line includes thirty-two unique tool and gadget items, ranging in price from $5 to $10.
Smart Tiles guarantees stickiness
Smart Tiles, a manufacturer of peel-and-stick tiles, is promoting its products as 100% guaranteed to stick.
A specialist in adhesive wall tiles since 1999, the company offers collections of classic contemporary and modern tiles to help renovate kitchens, bathrooms or other rooms
In addition to its stickiness guarantee, the products promise installation with no specialty tools or glue. They are easy to clean with a sponge or damp cloth, and easy to cut with a box cutter.
The company promotes “high-quality Canadian manufacturing.”
New in 2018, is an international influence — tiles with the flavor of design from North Africa, Portugal and Italy.