Energy Saving Pioneer Resumes Operations in Brattleboro

first_imgEnergy Saving Pioneer Resumes OperationsBrattleboro, Vermont – November 10, 2008 – Window Quilt, the company that developed movable window insulation 30 years ago, is now shipping high performance insulated shades from their new Brattleboro factory. The company, whose products dramatically reduce energy losses through windows, was founded in Brattleboro. A local entrepreneur recently acquired the business, which had been moved to Seattle, Washington several years ago by its last corporate ownership, and returned it to Brattleboro under the direction of experienced management.The company reports tremendous response from users, energy auditors and dealers, all of whom had been very disappointed by the previous owner’s decision to close the operation. “I have never seen interest this high in my 15 years’ on and off experience with Window Quilt,” says Bryan Wittler, the company’s General Manager. “Thanks to excellent support from Brattleboro Development Credit Corp and enthusiastic pro bono assistance from several former managers, we have made great progress in preparing to meet the strong demand we anticipate in coming years. And our location in Brattleboro Development’s Book Press building is ideal, because there is almost unlimited room for future expansion.”Over a half million Window Quilts have been installed in residences, schools, national parks, and public buildings of all kinds. Window Quilt’s seasonal peak employment reached over 120 individuals during the energy conscious early 1980’s. “The need for energy saving products is greater than ever today and Window Quilts are still the most cost effective and easily deployed solution bar none,” says Larry Digney, the new owner. “The marketing possibilities for this product are immense. Our job is to make the newcomers to the field aware that 30% or more of the energy required to heat a building can be saved with our well-designed movable window insulation. Window Quilt ought to be a growing business for years to come.”Window Quilts, though simple in appearance, are highly engineered to address all the mechanisms that contribute to heat loss from the building envelope and discomfort in the interior space. The product incorporates a full perimeter seal and five-layer fabric with vapor barrier to provide insulation, block convection currents, and eliminate outside air infiltration. The company reports that in addition to the potential 30% reduction in energy consumption, rooms are more comfortable at lower thermostat settings because the shades block the radiation of body heat to the window and eliminate drafts caused by convection currents and infiltration of outside air.Window Quilts are available through specialty dealers who perform measurement and installation services, and are also available for direct purchase on the web to accommodate areas that don’t yet have a local dealer. Complete information is found at the company’s web site,.last_img read more

Dale Herbert

first_imgDale Stephen “Too Short” Herbert, age 68 of Osgood, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  The son of Vincent and Mary (Kirshbaum) Herbert was born on June 4, 1950 in Greensburg.Dale retired in 2014 from Batesville Casket Company where he had worked for the past 44 years.He was an avid sports fan of the Cincinnati Reds and UC Bearcats, but Dale was a big Bengals fan.  He enjoyed a variety of hobbies like bowling, going fishing and doing some flea marketing.  He always liked family get togethers and of course most of all, just being with his family.He is survived by his wife Vicki (Moulton) Herbert; daughter, Martina Herbert of Osgood, and step daughter, April Wooten (David Fields) of North Vernon; step son, Estel Smith (Carol) of Franklin; sisters, Lydia Smith of New Point, Virginia Bedel of Batesville, and Donalene Holman of Greensburg; and brothers, Vincent Herbert of North Vernon, David Herbert of Milan along with many grandchildren and nieces and newphews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Francis Herbert.Visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11am-1pm followed by 1pm funeral services all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Mark Vice officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rossburg Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the family c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Teen Dies After Mom Crashes into Trees While Fleeing from FHP

first_imgA 15-year-old Georgia girl is dead and her sister and mother are recovering, after their car crashed into trees along I-75 in north Florida on Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.An FHP trooper clocked the vehicle, which was being driven by 34-year-old Cinceria Cooke of Atlanta, at 103 mph as it headed north on the highway near White Springs. The trooper began following the vehicle, which was passing cars on the shoulder and driving recklessly.The incident report states that Cooke abruptly exited the interstate, before returning onto it. She refused to stop for either of the marked patrol cars and tried to leave the highway again, but lost control and slammed into several pine trees that line the shoulder of the road.Cooke’s daughter, Aniyah Bynes, died at the scene. Her other daughter, 17-year-old Clexia Bynes, suffered minor injuries, while Cooke was taken to UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition.It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor, as the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

June Mar Fajardo has no ill will toward Spider-Man-clad PBA crasher

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo became the unfortunate victim when an intruder dressed up as Spider-Man rushed to the court during Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum,The crasher, who was later identified as Paolo Felizarta, collided with Fajardo with 3:06 left in the game, momentarily knocking down the 6-foot-10 giant.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Felizarta was detained at Quezon Police District Station 7 and the earliest he can post for bail is on Tuesday.Fajardo, who finished with 21 points and 22 rebounds in San Miguel’s 88-86 loss, eventually called for peace and that everyone should just leave Felizarta alone.“I hope he learned a lesson from this, he got mugged because of it. I hope he’s okay and I think he doesn’t have any intention of hurting anyone,” said Fajardo. “To the fans, please support your teams, win or lose, because that’s what they want and need from you.”“Us players, we’re doing this because we want to win and please respect the players because we also respect the fans. And to the fans, please don’t patronize what happened. I hope that doesn’t happen again.”ADVERTISEMENT Araneta’s security personnel immediately apprehended Felizarta who also received retaliatory hits from Fajardo’s San Miguel teammates Christian Standhardinger, Chris Ross, and Ronald Tubid.Fajardo, who still finished the game, said that even though he was apparently hurt in the collision he wishes no ill will toward Felizarta, who ran to the court waving a sign that reads “VOTE! LOVE!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I was shocked with what happened, I totally didn’t expect it, I think everyone didn’t expect it,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “It’s a good thing this isn’t serious, I only got dizzy because I was hit in the jaw.”“There’s no problem, for me, with what happened. His way of sending a message was wrong and I think he just wants to be noticed it’s just that his way of doing things is wrong.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Read Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid On cusp of UAAP title, UST has no time to celebrate just yet Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more