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MV Sport/Weatherproof Adds Solar Panels to Meet Most
of Its Energy Needs
MV Sport/Weatherproof, a supplier of custom decorated apparel based in Bay Shore, N.Y., announced that it is installing a large solar panel system that will generate more than 90 percent of the company’s annual power usage, according to Josh Peyser, MV Sport/Weatherproof’s president.
MV Sport’s solar panel installation in the New York building that houses its screen printing, embroidery, warehousing, customer service and art departments will be fully operational by the end of the year.
“MV Sport/Weatherproof is making a multi-million dollar investment in sustainable, clean solar power. The environmental impact will be significant – a reduction of 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions,” Peyser said. To put that in perspective, the clean energy generated is the equivalent of recycling 40 million soda cans, planting 150,000 trees or saving 105,000 gallons of gasoline.
Consumer Website Featuring Expertise About Healthy Play
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) recently announced that it has launched a new consumer website to provide expert advice on toys and play for children of all ages. The site, www.yourneighborhoodtoystore.org, focuses on unique, top-quality toys that are available at independent toy stores. It also offers retailers and manufacturers opportunities to feature their products and to promote the advantages of shopping at locally owned retailers.
DuneCraft Introduces Light Cube LED Lights
DuneCraft has introduced the highly anticipated LED Light Cubes. These little terrariums can grow anywhere with their Light Cube, which include red and blue LED lights that guarantee optimum growth. Styles include the Mini-Meadow Garden and the Mini-Cactus Garden.
Fifteen powerful micro LED lights provide plenty of light for the seedlings and plants to thrive. The state-of-the-art light has red lights to promote flowering, blue lights to foster foliage and it can be set to use one or both lights, depending on what is being grown. The light has three different settings and a timer for optimal convenience. The USB can plug into any computer or USB plug. These complete kits come with the terrarium, growing medium, LED lights, seeds, and complete instructions - just add water.
Hosts Thank You Party in Atlanta
In celebration of the continued success of Dynasty Gallery, the company is hosting a Thank You Party for its customers on January 11, 2013, at 5 p.m. at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Ga. The event will feature cocktails and fun, and will be held in the company's new showroom in the West Wing.
In celebration of its success, a new website and the introduction of new products, Dynasty Gallery will host a Thank You Party for its customers January 11 at AmericasMart.
Dynasty Gallery is also commemorating the launch of a new website and the introduction of ReZync to its collection of high quality art glass. ReZync is an elegant line of home accessories fashioned from sleek, lead-free zinc alloy using recycled metals.