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5/29/2014

Indow Windows Shade Grade InsertsIndow Windows new Shade Grade window inserts are like sunglasses for your home, shielding searing summer sun through your windows to keep you cooler and more comfortable.

By reducing solar heat gain, Shade Grade acrylic window inserts make a home more energy efficient and reduce air conditioning bills. And like all Indow Windows, they instantly hush a room by dampening outside noise coming through single-pane windows by up to 50 percent.

Solar radiation through a home’s windows can dramatically spike temperatures. Shade Grade window inserts with their soft green tint still let in plenty of light while reducing solar heat transmitted through windows by almost half. Enjoy bright summer light without sweltering heat.

Indow Windows are acrylic window inserts that simply press into the interior of a window frame using the company’s patented silicone Compression Tube. They require no destructive mounting hardware and are an elegant choice for beautiful, historic windows.

Worldwide, buildings account for one-third of energy consumption. Making homes and businesses more energy efficient has a direct impact on carbon emissions. So while Shade Grade inserts provide comfort and energy savings, they help keep the planet cool too.

When the weather turns cold, Indow Windows Standard Grade inserts block winter drafts to make a room more comfortable and energy efficient. A recent U.S. Department of Energy study found that Indow Windows reduced energy use by more than 20 percent in a Seattle home. The inserts come in a total of seven grades ranging from UV-blocking Museum Grade to light-diffusing Privacy Grade to light-blocking Blackout Grade, all of which provide the same level of energy efficiency.

About Indow Windows

Indow Windows was founded in 2010 after CEO Sam Pardue found a better way to insulate the windows in his 1906 Portland Craftsman home. The result: Indow Windows, custom-manufactured sheets of acrylic edged with the company’s patented Compression Tube. The inserts are now sold in 34 states and Canada. They are 100 percent made in the USA.

The company has received national accolades for its design.  It won the 2014 Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards as well as the 2013 BetterBricks Special Judges Award. Dwell Magazine named it one of the Top 10 products at Greenbuild 2012. It won the national Energy Efficiency Award at the CleanTech Open in 2011 and a Bronze Award in the Energy Efficiency category at the Edison Awards. Sustainable Industries Magazine selected it as one of the Top 10 Green Products of the Year in 2011.

Learn more about Indow Windows.

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5/28/2014

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fencing supplies, announces that it has acquired Forester Industries, LLC.

Forester PasturePro FencingForester Industries, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of PasturePro fence products.  Using a patented process, Forester Industries creates lighter, stronger wood-plastic composite posts for electric fence systems.  Manufactured in Nevada, Mo., PasturePro posts contain no fiberglass or PVC and are approved for use in Certified Organic food production and handling.  Since 2005, the PasturePro post has been selected by industry professionals as a permanent fence post solution over metal t-posts and fiberglass rods.

Don Kendall, President of Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, said, “Kencove and Forester Industries share a common goal of providing great products and services to the agricultural community.  Kencove is very excited to expand the distribution of the PasturePro posts, and we look forward to the future of this great fence post.”

“Having Kencove as a customer for the last four years, we know their business and manufacturing abilities will enhance the PasturePro brand and products,” said Forester Industries founder Steve Wheeler.

“I became a partner in the company eight years ago because I thought PasturePro was the best post for building high-tensile fence. I leave knowing that's still true, and I'm happy I can pick up the phone and order posts from Kencove — which is where we already purchase most of our fencing supplies — for all my future fence projects. I have found Kencove to be a great company to work with as both a customer and a manufacturer,” said Steve Freeman, who will be returning to full-time grass farming.

About Kencove Farm Fence Supplies

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies is a nationwide distributor of high-tensile, electric, woven wire, and horse fence systems, along with rotational grazing supplies and hydraulic post drivers. Since 1980, the company has committed itself to serving farmers and fence builders with fast, friendly service and expert advice. Kencove operates from its headquarters in Blairsville, Pa. and warehouses in Earl Park, In., Peculiar, Mo., and Nevada, Mo.  Please visit Kencove or call 1-800-KENCOVE.

About Forester Industries, LLC

Forester Industries, LLC was founded in 2004 and operates from a 40,000 square foot facility in Nevada, Mo.  Using a breakthrough composite technology, Forester became the first commercial manufacturer to create a composite material with less weight and more strength that stands up in environments where wood and other plastics fail.  For more information on PasturePro posts, please visit PasturePro or call 1-800-KENCOVE.

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5/16/2014

TRUFUEL

The red gas can has been a staple of landscapers, emergency workers and do-it-yourselfers using two-stroke power tools for decades. With it, comes the hassle of precise measuring, the mess of spilled oil and gasoline, and the fumes that are inherent when mixing both. Today though, small engine equipment users have another option with TRUFUEL.

TRUFUEL is the leader in pre-packaged, ready-to-use, fuel for two and four-stroke small displacement engines such as those found in lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and rescue equipment. Engineered with premium, high-octane, ethanol-free fuel and mixed with the highest quality synthetic oil, TRUFUEL dramatically increases reliability and performance in both types of engines. Because it is ethanol free, TRUFUEL prevents the corrosion and build up issues that plague users of pump gas for their fuel or premix, ensuring peak performance, and protecting your investment on power equipment.

When first introduced to the market, TRUFUEL was the nation’s first pre-mixed product for two-stroke engines that eliminated the need to mix your own gas and oil. Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios and engineered to the highest standards, TRUFUEL has greater than a two-year life span after opening and is guaranteed never to separate like traditional station gas and oil mix.

Prolonged use of pump gas which contains up to 15-percent ethanol (E-15) can lead to corrosion of rubber and plastic parts in the engine. Ethanol can also break down two-stroke mix, separating the gasoline from the oil and even introduce water to the fuel — leaving engines even more susceptible to damage and breakdown. According to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), more than 200 million pieces of outdoor power equipment have significant risk of operational failure or performance issues if owners fuel their equipment with E-15.

TRUFUEL is available at more than 12,000 retail outlets nationwide, including The Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other key national retailers. Consumer packages for TRUFUEL are available in 32 and 110-ounce containers, commercial and fleet users have the option of larger quantities, including 4.375 gallon and 48 gallon drums. To find the nearest retailer or for more information visit TRUFUEL.

About TRUFUEL:

Available for four-stroke engines as well as two-stroke engines in both 50:1 and 40:1 ratios, TRUFUEL is a highly engineered, ready-to-use engine fuel. The precise oil-to-gas blend in TRUFUEL assures the right ratio every time, and eliminates the need for mixing gas and oil. TRUFUEL is ethanol-free, protecting the two-cycle engine from the corrosive nature of ethanol and ensuring peak performance of equipment. The product, which features a re-sealable cap, also has a two-year shelf life after opening for convenient storage. For more information visit TRUFUEL or call (866) 950-3835.

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5/15/2014

Yanmar TracTour

Yanmar America Corporation is on the move this spring visiting authorized Yanmar Agriculture equipment dealers, community events and local farmer’s markets across the country. The “Passion for the Land TracTour” showcases Yanmar’s new line of sub-compact tractors, which launched in April. The new line of sub-compact tractors featuring red 221, 324 and 424 models take Yanmar back to its original heritage. Yanmar sales and technical staff are offering training sessions at dealer locations, while also interacting with customers. Local Agri-lifers are coming to learn more about and test drive these new tractors.

A 102 year old company, Yanmar has long been committed to the sustainable land owner and the rural lifestyle that is important to them. The three new Yanmar tractors were designed with this lifestyle in mind.

As part of the Passion for the Land TracTour, Yanmar will be attending the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Puyallup, WA from May 31 to June 1, 2014.

For more information regarding Yanmar America Corporation or Yanmar Agriculture equipment, please visit Yanmar Tractor.

About Yanmar America Corporation:

Yanmar America Corporation, located in Adairsville, GA, is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Co., Ltd. a global company based in Osaka, Japan. Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912, and in1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Today, Yanmar is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment. Yanmar America Corporation is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information, please visit Yanmar

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5/14/2014

The acronym “TERA” stands for “Thermal Energy released from Atmosphere”. Similar to a Diesel engine, the scientifically engineered and patent pending TERA-Light device utilizes the thermodynamic principle of adiabatic compression — molecules of air release heat when rapidly compressed.

TERA-Light fire starter

With a single push of the hand, the TERA-Light igniter creates a thermal discharge of several hundred degrees Fahrenheit — literally creating instantaneous fire from air.

View video demonstrations and learn more about this remarkable device at the Wilderness Solutions.

Stainless steel TERA-Light

Master the survival skill of fire without matches at Wilderness Solutions!

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5/13/2014

Wave Shape Tape

More than ever, consumers are longing to personalize their homes with DIY projects…especially ones that include painting: a recent homeowner remodeling study uncovered that 70 percent of homeowners complete interior painting themselves*. And whether they gather interest and ideas from magazines, television shows, blogs or Pinterest, they want those projects to be easy to complete and look great.  To help bring their design ideas to life and make the process simpler, FrogTape is introducing Shape Tape, the brand’s first painter’s tape cut into unique patterns that allows you to quickly and easily transform your home with paint.

“FrogTape Shape Tape allows homeowners to make unique design choices, while staying within a reasonable budget,” said Scott Sommers, director of marketing - DIY tapes, ShurTech Brands, LLC.  “Wallpaper and borders can be expensive and limited in design options, while stencil designs can show paint bleed and imperfections.  With Shape Tape, it’s easy to create the all-over painted patterns and designs consumers are looking for with the crisp, finished appearance of using a premium painter’s tape.”

Available in three on-trend patterns: Wave, Chevron and Scallop, new Shape Tape makes it simple to achieve unique, repetitive decorative painting styles.  Each roll of tape features a pre-cut repeating pattern, meaning homeowners simply need to unroll, apply and get painting to create their desired look. In addition to its one-of-a-kind pattern-creation capabilities, Shape Tape can be positioned on surfaces in various ways to achieve different results. By staggering the tape or varying the placement widths, homeowners are able to take their personalization to the next level. From delicate, narrow waves throughout a bathroom or nursery, to bold, wide chevron patterns in the living area or bedroom, Shape Tape can be used in any room of the house, helping to take what began as inspiration and transform it into a reality.

For easy application, Shape Tape has a slit liner on the back of the tape, which prevents over-stretching and allows application without hand-to-adhesive contact.  Simply remove one side of the liner and position the tape as desired, and remove the other side of the liner to secure the tape. Shape Tape can also be used on a number of surfaces beyond walls, including furniture, floors, accessories and more to add personal style throughout the whole house.  Like FrogTape, Shape Tape is treated with patented PaintBlock Technology which forms a micro-barrier that instantly seals the edges of the tape, creating crisp lines and preventing paint bleed.

“In the past, it was difficult to obtain a sharp paint line when creating curved designs with traditional painter’s tape,” Sommers added.  “Shape Tape makes it easy to be creative; it enables DIYers to quickly and easily achieve custom paint results in their own home.”

Shape Tape comes in a 25 yard roll and is available at participating Lowes and Walmart locations, all Menards stores across the United States and Amazon.com.  For more information about FrogTape products, visit us online.

*Homeowner remodeling survey completed by Principia, March 2012.

FROGTAPE BRAND PRODUCTS

The FrogTape brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers premium-quality, innovative painting tapes that feature PaintBlock Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape to keep paint out and lines sharp. For more information on FrogTape; Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; Follow our boards on Pinterest or watch us on YouTube.

SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck, FrogTape, Painter’s Mate Green, Caremail, Easy Liner and Shurtape  brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape and Kip brands. Visit ShurTechfor more information. 

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5/6/2014

Recover from Harrisons' Pet Products

Harrisons’ Pet Products, a worldwide leader in veterinary-proven, certified organic, sustainable health solutions for all animals, is proud to introduce Recover, a complete nutritional formula for sick or injured animals. Available in a convenient 2-oz (60 g) size, Recover is easily syringeable and can be tube fed or spoon fed to mammals, birds and reptiles.

Recover should be used orally for:

• Animals needing an easily assimilated source of nutrients that is low in fiber.
• Medical and surgical patients that are recovering from pansystemic failure.
• Animals in which anorexia has slowed gastrointestinal emptying time.
• A hand-feeding diet for young insectivores with a suspected gastrointestinal disorder.
• Nutritional support o¬f a bird during the transition phase of a diet change.

For more information or to order contact your distributor or Harrisons’ Pet Products, PO Box 19357, West Palm Beach, FL 33416; 800-946-4782 or 561-641-6745; or online.

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