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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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5/2/2014
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Land Pride is proud to announce four new skid Grapples in 12 different sizes as well as a skid-mounted Stump Grinder. These completely new attachments feature the same quality and durability that you’ve come to expect from Land Pride.

• SGC15 Series Claw Grapple — Our new Claw Grapple makes quick work of large jobs. With a durable 6”x6” frame tube for strength and serrated teeth, this all-purpose grapple is designed to move rocks, trees, brush, and construction debris. It is available in 60”, 72”, and 84” widths.

• SGM15 Series Manure Grapple — Land Pride’s Manure Grapple is perfect for cleaning barns, moving hay, or maintaining the barnyard. In four widths from 60” to 78” with 8 to 10 spears, this grapple makes chores a breeze.

• SGR15 Series Rock Grapple — Our Rock Grapple features dual hydraulic cylinders to grasp uneven loads, and 3” spacing between the teeth to sift smaller debris. Available in 66”, 72” and 78” widths, this Land Pride grapple will get the dirty work done fast and efficiently.

SGR15 Rock Grapple

• SGS15 Series Skeleton Grapple — Our Skeleton Grapple is perfect for removing roots, stumps, and other timber or debris. Similar to the Rock Grapple, this unit is available in 66” and 78” widths but features 5” spacing between tines. It also employs dual hydraulic cylinders for handling uneven loads.

SGS15 Skeleton Grapple

For more information about all of our products, visit us online. Land Pride is a division of Great Plains Mfg., Inc.

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5/1/2014

The Healing Kitchen DVD

In celebration of her 25 years in practice, Master Herbalist Andrea Candee, author of Gentle Healing for Baby and Child (Simon & Schuster) created a video of one of her favorite workshops to help you take charge of your family’s wellness naturally. Great-grandmother was wiser than we thought. She was self-reliant, knew how to make use of what was around her and so can you!

• Make the health food store your alternative to the pharmacy with safe, non-toxic remedies.
• Easily understood information to help adults and children get well and stay well. What to do for colds/flu, headaches, insect bites, injuries, inflammation, intestinal issues, and much more.
• Find out how versatile produce can be…onion for sprains and coughs, banana for splinters, garlic for infection, cayenne peppers for first-aid, ginger for nausea, lemon for mucus…and lots more.
• Learn how to develop your Personal First Aid Kit and stock your Herbal Medicine Cabinet.
• Learn how to make poultices, medicinal teas, herbal rubs, compresses and packs, cough syrup with step-by-step guidance for preparation and use.
• Empower your family by engaging them in their wellness and they will have tools for life.

Running time: 78 minutes

Contact Andrea@AndreaCandee.com to order.



4/30/2014

Snow Pusher

Land Pride is pleased to introduce two new models of Snow Pushers. The SSP15 and SSP25 Snow Pushers are available in 3 popular sizes to fit your skid steer or tractor loader. The 15 Series is manufactured with a 30", 10 ga. moldboard and 1/4" side panels with 3 models available in 72", 84", and 96". The 25 Series is a step up with a 3/16" thick, 35" high moldboard, 5/16" side panels, and are available in 96", 10', and 12' widths. All models come equipped with AR400 skid shoes that are adjustable, reversible, and replaceable.

Land Pride Snow Pushers are designed to push snow straight ahead without leaving windrows or damaging the pavement below. The SSP mounts using the universal Quick-Attach plate and feature an 8” rubber wear edge. The rubber edge means Land Pride Snow Pushers eliminate damage to the pavement or lot striping on most surfaces while removing slush and snow.

View additional product information online, 15 Series and 25 Series.

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4/22/2014

ECHO USA

North American dealers have ranked ECHO and Shindaiwa at Gold Level Status in The North American Equipment Dealers Association’s (NAEDA) annual Manufacturer Relations Survey.

The Gold Level Award recognizes those manufacturers who have achieved exceptionally high dealer ratings in categories such as product quality, technical support, parts availability, marketing & advertising support, etc. The level is determined from the results of dealer evaluation data collected from the annual survey. The survey asks dealers to evaluate the companies whose products they sell in key areas correlated to a dealer’s operational model.

“Achieving Gold level status is an honor for ECHO Inc. and for our North American distributors who work tirelessly to provide dealers with the support they need to grow their hand held product sales and profits each year”, said Mike Best, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at ECHO Inc.

Shindaiwa USA

About NAEDA:

NAEDA is one of the longest running trade associations in North America.  It is affiliated with 15 state, regional and provincial associations made up of member dealers in their areas. Together NAEDA and its affiliates provide a wealth of services to approximately 5,000 equipment dealers in the two countries.

ECHO Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, high performance outdoor power equipment for commercial and homeowner use.  Based in the Chicago suburbs, the corporation markets its products under the brand names ECHO, Shindaiwa and ECHO Bear Cat. To learn more, visit ECHO USA, Shindaiwa USA or Bear Cat Products

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4/16/2014

Building on the successful 2013 launch of its first All-Wheel Drive (AWD) walk mower, Husqvarna — the world’s largest producer of outdoor power equipment — announces three new additions to its AWD lineup, offering dealers and users high-quality options at a variety of price points.

The new Husqvarna AWD models are:

• The HU675AWD, powered by a 675 Kohler engine, features a heavy-duty steel 2-in-1 cutting deck, a straight over mold bail system, an auto-choke and a mulch and rear bagging system.

• The HU725AWD powered by a variable speed 725ex with Ready Start auto-choke Briggs & Stratton engine, features a heavy-duty steel 3-in-1 cutting system allowing it to bag, mulch and side discharge.

• The HU725AWD/BBC features SingleStartTM which adds a blade brake clutch (BBC) feature to the HU725AWD model allowing the user to stop the blade to pick up debris or empty the bag, and a simple lever engagement turns the blade back on without needing to restart the mower.

Husqvarna AWD Walk Mower

The full line up of Husqvarna AWD walk mowers will be available beginning spring 2014.

Like the original HU800AWD model, each new Husqvarna AWD walk mower is designed to provide users with balance and power to all four wheels in hilly, uneven terrain and tough mowing conditions.* Each features a unique drive system and dual transmission, premium wheels with aggressive tread patterns to provide additional traction and maneuverability, a premium quick pin 4-point adjustment for level cutting height and a water hose connector for easy cleaning of the deck.

“Based on the positive feedback we received after the launch of the original AWD mower, we wanted to make the innovative technology widely available at different price points,” said Nick Schomer, Walk-Behind Product Manager, Husqvarna. “With three new pricing options and a variety of features, a wider range of users will be able to enjoy the benefits of All-Wheel Drive mowing technology with the launch of the new line.”

See Husqvarna’s AWD mowers in action in their new 30-second television commercial, which will run beginning February 23rd during the NASCAR Daytona race.

To learn more, join the conversation by “liking” Husqvarna on Facebook and by following Husqvarna on Twitter.

* OPERATE SAFELY: Mow across slopes, never up or down. Never operate on wet grass or excessively steep slopes.

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