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In the mid to late 1980s, Hoover expanded into international sales, specifically the Asian market. Recognizing the significance of cultural symbols, Hoover adopted the famous dragon logo. As a part of our recent brand development research, we discovered the dragon was highly recognized across our customer base and was included

UL Tests Result in GreenGuard and GreenGuard Gold Certifications for PyroGuard™

Certification allows PyroGuard™ users to breathe easier! PyroGuard™ treatment has earned UL’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications. Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications require that products meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive limits for low

UL Critical Component Identification in Fire Resistance-rated Designs

Have you ever wondered why some items within UL Certification designs have asterisks* following an item’s description? Here’s your answer. Most UL fire resistance-rated certifications (designs) consist of various specified components constructed in a very specific manner and are considered as a complete assembly.  Fire resistance-ratings apply only to assemblies

UL Certifies NFPA 285 Exterior Wall System with Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

Hoover leads the way! Again! UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for an exterior wall system (EWS) containing pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), which makes the plan approval process for Type I, II, and III construction quicker and easier for architects. The new NFPA 285 listing, UL System No. EWS0045,

UL Certifies Proprietary Design with Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for a new two-hour load bearing wood-frame wall assembly containing pressure impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), a move that makes it quicker and easier for building officials to approve plans for Type III construction. The new fire resistive listing, UL Design No. V314, is

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the Minnesota Building Code

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has issued the following publication after recent concerns of non-code compliant fire-retardant-treated wood being used in local construction projects. The publication points out the building code requirements for fire-retardant-treated wood and the importance of labeling for proper product identification.   Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and

Virginia Beach Allows Pyro-Guard in Roof Structures

The City of Virginia Beach, VA has announced that Pyro-Guard is allowed in roofing structures. A shortened version of the permit update highlighting the specific update can be found here (click on link to view): PDF of Permit Update You can read more information on Pyro-Guard here (click on link