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: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
VISTA, Calif., February 27, 2015 – Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs, has acquired Endless Pools®, Inc. through its parent company, Masco Corporation. The acquisition allows Watkins to expand its line of personal well-being products into the aquatic fitness category, opening new channels of distribution and access to a new customer base.read more
Source: Octane Fitness, LLC
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Feb. 26, 2015 – Committed to delivering the best performance training products and programs for exercise and athletics, Octane Fitness, LLC and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) have partnered as a silver level sponsor of Team USA Minnesota. Founded in 2001, Team USA Minnesota is dedicated to training post-collegiate distance runners to compete at elite levels, including Olympic participation, from distances of 800/1500 meters to the marathon.read more
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Feb. 26, 2015 – Iowa Cubs fans will have an enhanced game-day experience this year as Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been selected to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display for Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa.read more
New York, NY – February 24, 2015 - Technogym (www.technogym.com), a world leading company supplying fitness and wellness products, services and solutions, is a contributing sponsor of the Lake Nona Impact Forum in Orlando, FL from February 25 to 27, 2015. The Lake Nona Impact Forum is hosted in Lake Nona, a 7,000-acre integrated community, which is home to one of the fastest-growing life sciences clusters in the nation and serves as a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community. Attracting notable speakers and luminaries such as Arianna Huffington, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes over 200 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry sectors who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions, that move the needle on health care expenditures nationally and globally.read more
Source: Ephesus Lighting
SYRACUSE, NY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 - Ephesus Lighting, the leader in high-output LED lighting in sports and entertainment venues, announced today that its newest product innovation, the Ephesus Arena Pro-Court, offers multi-purpose basketball venues a single lighting system capable of meeting the stringent and diverse lighting requirements of professional and major college basketball.read more
Source: Dollamur Sport Surfaces
(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for mixed martial arts (MMA), martial arts, CrossFit, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – is providing mats to over 130 UFC Gyms nationwide.read more
NEWARK, NJ (FEBRUARY 19, 2015) – Panasonic has acquired TS Sports, a Dallas, TX-based, privately-held electronic video board systems integrator specializing in state-of-the-art light-emitting diode (LED) display technology solutions. With the acquisition, Panasonic will benefit from TS Sports’ industry expertise while integrating the company’s in-house LED video display fabrication facilities and network of regionally-based technicians into the audio-visual business operations of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company.
Source: Magnatag Visible Systems
Syracuse, N.Y.| One of Magnatag Visible Systems' ® custom whiteboards can be seen weekly on “Orange Squeeze” a 30-minute Syracuse basketball recap show on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.read more