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The BOULDER vacuum insulated water bottle is made from 18/8 stainless  steel and features the company’s TriMax Triple Insulation that keeps  drinks cold up to 74 hours and hot up to 14 hours. The Reflecta lid is  insulated and lined with stainless steel, enhancing temperature  retention and preventing drinks from ever touching plastic. The bottle  has a wide mouth for easy filling and a soft silicone spout for a softer  drinking experience. The lid is attached to a carrying strap cap and  the product has a removable strainer for tea, fruit, and ice cubes.

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DEWALT is expanding its ATOMIC COMPACT SERIES with a tape measure, chalk  reel, and pocket laser measurer. The tape measures are available in  16-, 25-, 26-, and 30-feet lengths. The chalk reel is compact for  convenient storage. The pocket laser distance measurer fits in most  pockets for users to travel with on jobsites. It comes with a  rechargeable battery and a backlit liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen  that displays measurements when taken.

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Festool’s PHC 18 mobile phone charging station turns battery packs into a  power bank. The phone charger can turn almost all Festool 18-volt  battery packs into charging stations, with the smartphone being placed  on top of the pack to supply it with power. It also allows for inductive  charging if there is no mobile phone charging cable available.

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Formica Canada has expanded its DecoMetal Laminates line with seven  designs. The designs add more metal finishes for use in vertical surface  applications, expanding possible surfacing designs. The designs include  four metal options in Zinc Patina, Oxidized Silver Patina, Platinum  Linework, and Black Linework. The new line also includes three metal  laminate designs in Antique Rubbed Copper, Woven Argent, and Woven  Brass.

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STRAIT-LINE tape measures from hand tools and power tool accessories  brand IRWIN deliver up to 17-feet of maximum reach. The tapes feature an  integrated finger brake for retraction control, an extra-large hook to  catch onto material, and a durable coating to resist damage. It has  double-sided print for vertical and overhead measurements and large  numbers. The tape measures are available 16-, 25-, and 35-foot options.

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Leviton’s Antimicrobial Treated Decora Slide Dimmer is treated to keep  the dimmer surface cleaner by inhibiting the growth of mould, mildew,  fungi, and odour-causing bacteria between normal cleanings. The switch  can be used to control dimmable LED, CFL, and incandescent bulbs. It can  be used in single pole or in three-way installations when used with a  three-way switch. The device features the Leviton Decora rocker switch,  which provides pre-set ON/OFF switching and an integrated slide bar for  adjustment lighting levels.

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The Makita 18v LXT Cordless or Electric 13-inch Jobsite Fan is a  portable cordless solution for workers on jobsites. It offers up to 11.8  hours of portable air flow on a single charge. The fan has high,  medium, and low control settings as well as an oscillation selector for  air velocity control. It also has an automatic swing and manual tilt  feature that allows the fan to be positioned at any angle.

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Simpson Strong-Tie has expanded its line of Strong-Drive premium screws  designed to provide structural fastening solutions for the construction  and repair of mass timber assemblies and structures. The mass timber  fasteners and connectors are ideal for cross-laminated timber (CLT)  construction. The family of yellow-zinc-coated, 10-millimeter  Strong-Drive screws now include countersinking fasteners in fully  threaded, partially threaded, cylinder-head, and flat-head options.

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Tando,  the composite exterior cladding brand of Derby Building Products, is  introducing composite technology to its five-inch shingle Beach House  Shake. This comes after a high consumer demand for natural cedar  shingles in the market. It is available in four natural cedar shades ‒  sandcastle, Atlantica, Hatteras, and Pacifica.

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U-Konserve’s rectangle food-storage containers are stainless steel  rectangle containers with transparent silicone lids. These containers  offer a waste-free solution for lunches, takeout, picnics, travel, and  bulk shopping by reducing single-use packaging. They are also ideal for  kitchen organization, storage, pantry makeovers, meal prep, and family  leftovers. Flexible silicone lids are available in a variety of colours,  prevent leakage, and are easy for little hands to open. Both the  stainless steel and silicone are non-toxic as well as dishwasher and  freezer safe.

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Wilsonart Interiors is a curated collection of thermally fused laminate  (TFL) designs and finishes, designed to bring the magic of function  balanced with beauty to homes and commercial spaces. The collection’s  designs and finishes bring a sophisticated style to the inside of  cabinets, drawers, and open storage spaces. The interiors can also be  applied to open shelving in a kitchen or other central gathering area.  The sets of designs and finishes include the Linen, Tabby, and Tessere  Collections.

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California Faucets’ Rincon Bay Series of bath faucets now offers a high  spout option. The high-arc spout brings more flexibility and versatility  to the series in comparison to the original designs’ low aerodynamic  design. With options such as softly rounded cross handles, cool blade  handles, and cylinder escutcheons that blend different styles, the  series allows for a variety of bath motifs to shine. There are also  28-plus artisan finishes to choose from to further elevate the style  choice.

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The Essency EXR water heater has an 80-gallon first hour rating (FHR)  that can supply hot water to handle multiple demands. Its 80-gallon  capacity is contained in a sleek, durable polymer tank that takes up as  much space as a smaller 50-gallon conventional tank unit. The heater  comes with smartphone-based operating controls and system monitoring  functionality through the MyEssency app.

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Formica  Canada is launching SurfaceSet 2022, the latest collection in the  brand’s commercial laminate portfolio. The collection introduces 20  decors that are inspired by nature and the beauty of handcrafted  processes. The collection is built around three designs palettes. New  Order is built on unambiguous patterns that are immediately  recognizable, Safe Haven incudes aesthetics that are meant to challenge,  but reassure, and Fresh Start is about reinvigorating and beginning  anew.

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GROHE’s Eurocube Wall Mount Bathroom Sink adheres to the trend of  limiting the use of heavy furniture and fixtures. It offers a clean,  geometric form and can be mounted or placed atop a floating vanity. The  sink is made with fine fire clay to create a luxe ambience for  homeowners and guests.

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Kichler Lighting has added nine families and 33 SKUs to its selections  of lifestyle-inspired ceiling fan line. The sets ‒ titled Icon, Vinea,  Salvo, Guardian, Tide, Tranquil, Crescent, Rise, and Humble ‒ offer a  wide variety of cottage core to modern industrial design options for  indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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LightForm has added TOOY to its portfolio of international lighting  brands. Made in Italy, TOOY lights combine original concepts, fresh  outlooks, and experimentation with innovative materials. The company’s  lighting collection offer a wide variety of style and design choices.  Its most recent Nastro collection features customizable and modular  lighting configurations in metal, wood, brass, and raw concrete that  bend, fold, suspend, and interconnect.

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Nova USA Wood Products Inc. has enhanced the colour of its ExoShield  Wood Stains by 30 per cent, as well as the formulations of its walnut  and mahogany colours based on the input of the company’s business  partners and customers. Reducing the red pigment in the walnut stain for  a richer medium-brown and the creation of a more natural-looking  mahogany colour are some of the changes included.

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Simpson  Strong-Tie’s Edge-Tie system is designed to replace traditional bent  plates with an extruded steel beam of higher strength. It is more  dimensionally reliable while enabling a bolted cladding connection. With  a continuous slot to take the guesswork out of anchor attachments, the  system allows for easy cladding adjustment and replacement after damage  in wind or seismic events or to accommodate adaptive building design.

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Tresco  Lighting’s Neoloop is a flexible silicone LED light rope. This product  is shatterproof and watertight and features Luniform technology to  provide a continuous beam of light without dark spots. It is rated for  indoor, outdoor, damp, and wet locations. The Neoloop is bendable and  available with top or side emitting illumination. It is cuttable and  linkable via back-to-back connectors or link cords.

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Engineered surfaces manufacturer Wilsonart’s Woodgrain Staining enables  real wood and veneer staining ability to laminate. This feature within  the Wilsonart High Pressure Laminate (HPL) portfolio allows designers to  achieve the look of stained wood or veneers in virtually any colour  they want. The collection offers customization of classic woodgrains,  like oak and walnut, and allows designers to match any hue from a  variety of colour palettes.

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