K&E Outdoor Power Equipment Trims the Competition with U-Haul

K&E Outdoor Power Equipment Trims the Competition with U-Haul

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — K&E Outdoor Power Equipment carries a bevy of lawn and garden equipment and construction tools for its small-town residents and numerous tourists.

As a new U-Haul® neighborhood dealer, K&E now has more power equipment to offer the Lake Havasu area.

K&E has U-Haul® trucks, towing equipment, support rental items such as furniture pads and in-store pick-up for boxes. Reserve U-Haul equipment here by visiting http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Lake-Havasu-City-AZ or calling (928) 846-3053.

K&E is at 3644 Jamaica Blvd. S. and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

The location along a main street and next to a neighborhood and school prompted U-Haul Area Field Manager Dirck Vorpahl to reach out to owner Kelly Lee about becoming a U-Haul dealer. “He told me I was sitting in a prime spot,” Lee said.

Lee has been in the lawn equipment business for 30 years and opened K&E in 2007.

Lake Havasu City’s economy and K&E’s customer base fluctuates with the arrival of snowbirds and college students, who flock to western Arizona destination during the winter and spring months. Snowbirds come from across the Midwest, Canada and even Alaska in the winter. The spring brings another group: students poised to party. In addition, Arizona State University has a satellite campus in Lake Havasu City.

To lean more about K&E, visit http://www.lakehavasucitylandscapingequipment.com.

K&E Outdoor Power Equipment is a great place to become U-Haul Famous. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to www.uhaulfamous.com to submit photos and learn more.

 

Contact:

Kelsey Sederstrom, Public Relations Intern

Jeff Lockridge, Public Relations Specialist

E-mail: jeff_lockridge@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-760-4941

Website: uhaul.com

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Qualified Metal Roof Installers & Contractors Wanted!

Qualified Metal Roof Installers & Contractors Wanted!

metal roof installation | Metal Roof NetworkYou asked, and we’re answering. Folks are clamoring for metal roofs and they need qualified installers and contractors to install them, so we’re expanding our network. And it doesn’t cost a penny to join.

  • Are you a metal roof installer with a proven track record? 

  • Are you ready for vetted leads right in your neighborhood?
     
  • Are you ready to be promoted in our blog posts, social media accounts and on our recommended installer page?

If these terms apply to you, let’s get started. We’re proud to supply the best metal roofing, and we want to recommend the best installers across the nation to install each and every roof. If you’re ready to join our network, contact us now!

ServiceOne Offers Perspective On New Water Heaters Standards Effective April 15

ServiceOne Offers Perspective On New Water Heaters Standards Effective April 15

ServiceOne Offers Perspective On New Water Heaters Standards Effective April 15

New, stricter water heater efficiency standards go into effect this spring. ServiceOne offers insight on the new standards.

Online PR News – 26-January-2015ServiceOne, one of Orlandos leading air conditioning, heating, and plumbing company, is letting Central Florida homeowners know that new, stricter water heater efficiency standards will go into effect this spring that require a much higher energy factor. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, the new standard will go into effect on April 15, 2015 and will require significant changes to the installation of large residential water heaters (larger than 55 gallons in capacity).

The large-capacity, traditional hot waters heater will no longer be available after April 15, said Bill Gouty, ServiceOne founder and president. While we are anticipating prices to increase by 30-60 percent, products manufactured before this date can still be bought and installed.

There are many factors for homeowner to consider when deciding on which new water heaters to install. Considerations include:

COST: Currently the conventional minimum-efficiency 60-gallon gas and electric water heaters run approximately $675-$1,500, while the new high-efficiency models are about $1,200-$2,450.
ELECTRIC AND VENTING: New gas water heaters with a capacity of more than 55 gallons will need a dedicated electrical receptacle to power the exhaust fan and provide a means for condensate disposal. For venting, a dedicated line for combustion air via a lower temperature PVC pipe will typically exhaust through the wall rather than the roof with this design.
LOCATION: Larger electric water heaters will need to be of a heat-pump design to meet the efficiency requirements. Where a 3×3-foot closet was often the prime location for installation for an electric water heater, these new appliances likely won’t fit into the same space. According to the Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute, heat pump water heaters require installation in locations that remain in the 4090F range year-round and provide at least 1,000 cubic feet of surrounding air space.
TYPE: Because heat pump water heaters remove heat from the house to heat the water, it’s better to install them in warmer climate, such as Florida. The cooling effect of the heat pump will reduce the air conditioning load on the house. Another alternative is the gas or electric tankless water heater. These units take up little space and can be mounted indoors in cabinets, under sinks, and in very close proximity to fixtures and use less energy than conventional water heaters.

Since the new rules are complicated and there are many factors to consider, its important for homeowners to work with service providers who are familiar with the new mandates and options available, said Gouty. ServiceOne is current on all manufacturing and installation requirements and can provide excellent advice regard the purchase and installation of a new water heater.

About ServiceOne: Founded in 2003 in Longwood, Florida, ServiceOne is a locally owned and operated air conditioning, heating, and plumbing company. ServiceOne repairs, services and maintains all makes and models of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing equipment and fixtures. The company serves residential and business customers in Orange, Seminole, Southwest Volusia, North Osceola and portions of Lake Counties. The company recently opened a new location in Orlando at 4556 36th Street, just south of downtown. This new office will service customers from downtown Orlando, south to Kissimmee.

ServiceOne offers flat-rate pricing, with no hidden costs and a 100-precent satisfaction guarantee. ServiceOne is NATE certified, EPA certified, background checked and backed by excellent customer referrals. Contact: 407.966.4441 or visit www.serviceoneac.com.

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“Since the new rules are complicated and there are many factors to consider, its important for homeowners to work with service providers who are familiar with the new mandates and options available.”

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Company Contact Information
Kimbra Hennessy
http:///www.serviceoneac.com/
407-415-6656
 

Man & Machine introduces the first Oil-Resistant, Sealed, Silicone Computer Keyboard

Man & Machine introduces the first Oil-Resistant, Sealed, Silicone Computer Keyboard

Man & Machine introduces the first Oil-Resistant, Sealed, Silicone Computer Keyboard

New Oil-Resistant keyboard from Man & Machine is tough enough to stand up in heavy-duty industrial computing where oils, dirt or water is a problem.

Online PR News – 29-September-2014 – For years, oil has been the biggest keyboard killer of them all. Now Man & Machine, known for its American Made waterproof keyboards for medical and public safety applications, announces the first oil-resistant silicone keyboard. The Really OCool is a sealed, waterproof, oil-proof, dirt- proof keyboard tough enough to stand up to the nitty-gritty industrial world.

The Really OCool (ROC) was recently introduced at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Manufactured in the same fashion as the highly successful ReallyCool, the O is for oil-resistant. This keyboard is great for machine shops, production lines, part manufacturers, and any place where oils, dirt or water is a problem. Man & Machine offers optional features such as backlight keys for use in low-light conditions, MAGFIX attachment system for ferrous surfaces, and various lengths USB cables options. Private labeling for OEM applications is also available.
Man & Machine CEO, Clifton Broumand, commented that industrial customers have had to replace keyboards often because oils were destroying them, costing them a lot of money and production time. They were practically begging us for an oil resistant keyboard. Two years ago I wasnt sure that it was possible. Our engineers worked on a solution for over a year. We are very proud to present a really cool keyboard, the Really OCool.

Man & Machine, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1982 and located in Landover, Maryland. The company manufactures Medical GradeTM keyboards and mice for hospitals and healthcare applications that can be properly cleaned and disinfected to help prevent the spread of bacteria and infections. Man & Machine also installs privacy filters and vinyl wrapping for point of sale advertising and identification on LCD monitors. Man & Machine has offices in Tennessee, Philadelphia, Portland, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

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Company Contact Information
Tom Hargadon
http://www.man-machine.com
(240) 737-3807
 

Metal Roofs Prices and Information – From Comp Shingle Roofers!

Metal Roofs Prices and Information – From Comp Shingle Roofers!

Recently, we received an inquiry from someone who had interest in a metal roof, but had been told by a roof contractor they had contacted that he “…doesn’t recommend metal (because) you have to change screws every seven years and if you have a fire, you’ll have more damage…”

Reading that had me just shaking my head in disbelief, because it’s obvious that the roofer was completely ignorant of the characteristics of metal roofs or worse, just not the least interested in taking on the job.

finished steel diamonds | Metal Roof NetworkTo be clear – you do NOT have to “change the screws” on most metal roofs – ever. The only way this idea has even a shadow of truth would be if one were using the absolute cheapest barn metal roof with the cheapest possible screws you could find at Home Depot. For just about every other decent metal roof choice out there, there isn’t even an exposed screw to be seen. And how in the world a completely non-combustible metal roof can make a fire worse in the eyes of this roofer is beyond me. To give him the benefit of the doubt (and assume he was trying to pass on useful information), I’ll imagine he is distorting the notion that a fire department can’t chop into a metal roof easily with an axe if there’s an attic fire. However, fire departments have long ago gone to portable saws capable of cutting through not only metal roofing, but heavy rafter, nails, screws, bolts and other hardware that they may encounter during a fire fighting episode. Whatever this particular roofer was trying to relate about the fire safety of a metal roof was badly off base.

Years of working in the industry with roofers of all kinds make me comfortable stating here that a lot of roofers just don’t like metal, despite all of its excellent attributes. There are many reasons for this, but primarily they are versions of these:

  • Metal roofs require sheet metal skills that a lot of roofers and their crews sorely lack. Without “Sheet Metal 101,” a lot of roofers struggle with metal and would rather just slap down a comp roof. They’re fast and cheap, meaning roofers can move quickly from one job to the next.

  • Metal roofs take longer to install. This means a roofer can underestimate the length of time it’ll take to complete a given job (which can mean losing money). Plenty of roofers are so used to their regular composition roofing that they don’t even know how to price a metal roof – and they don’t have the interest to learn.
     
  • Metal roofs cost more. You’d be surprised how many roofers become nervouse when the prices of a job exceed the threshold of their comfort zone, and so they revert to what feels “normal.”
     
  • Metal roofs offer more options. This totally befuddles many a regular roofer, because there are literally hundreds of choices of metal roofs in all shapes, colors and sizes – there’s just too much to consider. A comp roof is safe, familiar and predictable, no matter how the project varies.

Metal Roof NetworkI spoke with a roofer recently who confessed to me that he was worried that if he took the time to actually train a crew and price a metal roof properly, “..he’d never get the job!” I didn’t know what to say, other than if his only standard of comparison is the composition roofs he normally installs, then no wonder he could say that with a straight face. Needless to say, this particular roofer doesn’t do slate, ceramic or any of the other high-end roof materials out there with any regularity. He’s like the vast majority of roofers in North America in that he knows composition shingles and does them every day, and he’s happy with that. Pricing a metal roof, let alone actually installing one, is a nuisance.

It’s a shame, because metal roofs are as close to a permanent roof solution as you can find. They’re completely noncombustible and one of the safest exterior features you can put on a house, and because of these features are becoming more popular than ever. When you’re shopping for a metal roof, do yourself a favor and avoid misinformation from naive roofers and make sure you contact someone who know what he’s talking about when you mention metal roofing. There’s no substitute for experience!

International Products Group Announces New Hires After America’s…

International Products Group Announces New Hires After America’s…

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

International Products Group (IPG) has added several new executives to help meet the growing number of foreign brands wanting to sell their products in the United States market. IPG specializes in helping companies launch and market both new and existing products in the world’s largest retail market. IPG’s expertise includes consumer packaged goods, home improvement, lawn and garden, sporting goods, as well as consumer electronics.

News of America’s economic strength, from The State of the Union Address to The Federal Reserve announcing that the economy is expanding “at a solid pace.” has led to a sharp increase in client acquisitions in 2015.

“It’s common knowledge that when the U.S. economy is growing, purchasing agents at major retailers have more money to spend on new and innovative products,” said Mitch Gould, International Products Group CEO. “From Europe, to Asia, to South America, manufacturers understand there is a very profitable window of opportunity for them to sell their products in the United States.”

Included in the IPG recent hires is Irvin Garcia, who will serve as Senior Account Manager. Garcia was born and lived in Central America for many years and has been in the United States for more than 25 years. This gives him a unique understanding of the potential of foreign brands connecting with American consumers. The knowledge is especially useful at a time when the U.S. has seen 800,000 new manufacturing jobs created. Meanwhile China’s economy is slowing, Europe’s economy is barely growing, Japan is in a recession, and Russia is likely to experience one.

“If you’re trying to sell products, then why not do it in a place where people have money to buy?” said Gould. “The American market is their most attractive option and IPG can help them import, distribute and promote their brand with a highly strategic plan, giving them access to hundreds of millions of customers in the world’s largest retail market.”

IPG company executives work closely with brand developers, manufacturers, and retail outlets to ensure a smooth transition from product launch through consumer purchase. For foreign brands, market knowledge is critical when it comes to finding a one-stop solution for things like an existing sales network, logistical support, warehousing, and ongoing relationships with buyers.

“For brands, trying to enter into the largest market in the world can be very intimidating and mistakes are costly,” said Gould. “We have a proven, proprietary system that allows them to increase sales while entering the U.S. market at a fixed cost. At a time when America is ready to buy, we’re proud to increase our staff as well as our commitment to these smart foreign brands.”

International Products Group gives companies worldwide and in the United States with distinctive sales and marketing solutions, enabling their products to enter and be successful in the U.S. market. IPG has close relationships with key buyers across the U.S., providing foreign brands with a fast track to the world’s biggest marketplace. It’s all done in a very cost effective and profitable manner. The company is led by Mitch Gould, who through his career, has overseen close to a billion dollars in retail sales with hundreds of major brands. He has also worked with celebrities including Hulk Hogan, Ronnie Coleman, Wayne Gretzky, and Chuck Liddell.

For more information about International Products Group, visit: http://www.IPGsales.net.