Source: Green Seal Washington, DC - January 24, 2013 - Green Seal™, the nation's oldest non-profit environmental certification organization, announces the publication of GS-51, a new standard designed specifically to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products for institutional and industrial settings. Traditional laundry products are significant contributors to water pollution, and both manufacturers and users risk exposure to harmful chemicals through inhalation and skin contact when using many of these products. In addition to minimizing or eliminating the use of many hazardous ingredients often found in these products, GS-51 provides an important benchmark in terms of product concentration. The standard establishes minimum requirements for concentrated (2X) and ultra-concentrated (4X) detergents and fabric softeners. "Research has shown that the environmental impact of these products can be reduced by concentrating the product, thereby minimizing its volume," says Dr. Arthur Weissman, President and CEO of Green Seal. "Concentrated products use less packaging material and contain less water, meaning fewer pallets to transport, fewer trucks on the road, and less storage space needed. These improvements represent a smaller carbon footprint as well." The new Green Seal standard also focuses on product performance. A framework for performance testing was developed for the standard in cooperation with the laundry care industry. Certified products must demonstrate that they perform as well as leading laundry care products. About 80 percent of the environmental impact of these products occurs during usage, so the standard requires that labels recommend using the proper amount, washing at the lowest possible temperature, and washing a full load. GS-51 covers more than 20 categories of products for conventional laundry and dry cleaning, including detergents, prewash products, and spot removers; additives such as alkali boosters; and fabric care products such as anti-static treatment, starches, and fabric softeners. Green Seal offers this new standard to manufacturers as a way to recognize leaders in the industry, and to give purchasers a way to identify safer, more environmentally preferable institutional laundry products. More information about GS-51, including certification tools, application information, and the standard, can be downloaded for free at www.GreenSeal.org. About Green Seal The original "Green Seal of Approval" was founded in 1989 to help safeguard the health of people and the planet. As an independent, science-based standards developer and certification body, Green Seal identifies products and services that are environmentally responsible, and provides public education for creating a more sustainable world. Call (202) 872-6400 for more information, or visit www.GreenSeal.org for links to all Green Seal standards and certified products and services.
Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association
DALLAS, October 24, 2016 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association International Committee announced that nominations are open for two inaugural awards that will honor athletic trainers and organizations from around the world who have contributed to the advancement of the profession and patient care abroad.read more
Source: Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC
Qualite Owner, Eric Boorom, and President, Nick Page, are thrilled with the potential of being an Edison Award Winner. Eric Boorom stated that, "The Edison Award nomination is a testament to the insight, intuitiveness and somewhat radical development of the GameChanger product. We knew we wanted to make a statement to the industry, and the Edison Award nomination has validated our work; it may be our greatest honor in the company's history."read more
Source: Value Vinyls
Value Vinyls is pleased to announce Marc Shellshear as our new Director of Sales – Structure Fabrics.read more
Source: Kings Public Relations
–Kings become 15th NBA Team to Own an NBA D-League Affiliate
Sacramento, Calif.—The NBA Development League and the Sacramento Kings today announced that the team has acquired a controlling interest in the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. With the purchase, the Kings become the 15th NBA team to own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate.
ST. LOUIS, MO (10.19.16) - Foundry St. Louis and CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm, officially unveiled initial renderings for a potential Major League Soccer (MLS) Stadium that could help bring MLS soccer to the city. The unveiling was part of a public engagement forum to collect feedback and discuss ideas from St. Louis community members and local soccer fans. It also comes in the wake of an announcement from MLS Commissioner Don Garber that St. Louis is one of three leading candidates for the league’s next round of expansion.read more
Source: Brinkley Sargent Wigington Architects
Jim Browne’s planning and programming work has won more than 75 awards
HOUSTON — Jim Browne, with more than 40 years of experience in the public parks and recreation sector, joined Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, a Texas-based firm with offices in Dallas, Waco, and Austin, in September.read more
Source: Life Fitness
Life Fitness restructures manufacturing operations to better support Company growth
Rosemont, Ill., Oct. 20, 2016 – Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, today announced a restructuring plan for its Cybex manufacturing operations that results in the transition of production and support operations now at the Company’s Medway, Massachusetts, facility to existing facilities in Minnesota and Illinois.
Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Open from October 21 through November 18; Winner Announced December 2
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – kicks off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest” tomorrow, October 21.