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2010-11-17 17:23:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GREENBUILD EXPO -- Displaying the latest in water-saving technology for homes, businesses -- even Buy American stimulus projects -- American Standard Brands is bringing its Responsible Bathroom message to the 2010 Greenbuild Exhibition, opening this evening. On Thursday, President and CEO Don Devine will present the company's findings on best practices to increase consumer demand and acceptance of WaterSense®-certified toilets,...

2010-04-08 05:18:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Modern Technologies Corporation (AMTC) has announced today the availability of a water saving green urinal handle for the commercial restroom. The HALF-FLUSH retrofit flush handle for urinals is an industry first. It is designed to reduce the flush volume of a urinal by one half. In addition to their HALF-FLUSH retrofit urinal handle, AMTC also offers a solution for the toilet. AMTC's DUALFLUSH retrofit flush handle for toilets...

2010-03-19 09:33:00

ATLANTA, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- LiftSeat Corporation, a leading healthcare toileting solutions company, is now the exclusive distributor in the United States of the Hygie Hygienic Cover System, which is proven to help prevent the spread of potentially fatal healthcare-associated infections. The joint announcement was made today at the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections 2010. Hygie's disposable hygienic covers work with bedpans and commodes and...

2009-10-06 08:24:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Toilets And Toilet Seats http://www.reportlinker.com/p0151440/Reportlinker-Adds-Toilets-And-Toilet-Seats.html Executive Abstract This fact-filled profile provides the action-oriented executive with up-to-date information on toilets, bidets, urinals, and toilet seats. Each page will assist the toilet executive exploit growing product lines,...

2009-09-24 14:02:56

Police in Virginia say they are searching for a vandal who damaged urinals and posed as a plumber in at least seven Fredericksburg restaurants. Natatia Bledsoe, a police spokeswoman, said the man damaged urinals in at least seven restaurants in the Central Park area Friday and posed as a plumber in an attempt to get the eateries to pay him to fix the toilets, The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported Thursday. Bledsoe said only one restaurant, Carlos O'Kellys, paid the man between $250 and...

2009-05-31 16:14:46

An executive involved in the sale of pieces of the old Yankee Stadium says urinals are a hot commodity for those seeking New York Yankees mementos. Steiner Sports Chief Executive Officer Brandon Steiner said while his company routinely receives requests for Yankee Stadium urinals, the bathroom items from the former MLB stadium are not available for sale, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. People always ask for the bathroom stuff, like the urinals, Steiner said. There were some strange...

2009-05-27 13:26:16

A Detroit man who worked as a contractor for the Internal Revenue Service allegedly had been using an elevator as a urinal for two years, authorities said. An affidavit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court said Michael Hicks, 55, had been urinating in the IRS building elevator for two years while acting as a contractor for the tax collection agency, The Detroit News reported Wednesday. The affidavit said a security camera was installed in the elevator after someone complained that it...

2009-03-05 17:09:18

A popular Taiwanese restaurant chain that is expanding into China features toilets for seats and a bodily-waste themed menu. Modern Toilet, which has seven locations in Taiwan, one in Hong Kong and a location opening this week in Shenzhen, China, is decorated with lights and dish covers shaped like feces and seats customers at glass tables with sinks underneath, Time reported Thursday. The eatery's food is served atop miniature toilet bowls, ice cream dishes are shaped like squat toilets and...

2009-01-29 18:06:53

A Carl's Jr. fast-food restaurant in Utah said a funeral has been scheduled for a toilet that was accidentally destroyed by a customer's dropped handgun. Christian Martinez, manager of the Centerville eatery, said the slain commode -- which was destroyed when a customer's dropped handgun fired off a round in the restroom -- will be commemorated at 10 a.m. Friday with a memorial service and a moment of silence, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday. We have received e-mails and cards from...

2008-11-10 15:00:12

The twin office towers of Watt Plaza in Century City are the first Class A commercial high rises in Los Angeles to undergo a 100% retrofit with Falcon Waterfree urinals. The resulting 2.2 million gallon per year water savings at this single building provides welcome relief for the drought stricken area and exemplifies the success of comprehensive planning by local officials. This retrofit of Watt Plaza's urinals comes as Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Department of Water...


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