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

Kaboul stunned by defeat

first_img Spurs were awful from the outset across the field, managing just one shot on target and looking unstable at the back throughout. It was not the way Kaboul wanted his first match as the club’s official captain to go and a performance he was at a loss to explain. “We’re all disappointed, of course, after this poor defeat,” he said. “I think we played with a slow tempo all of the game and we never looked dangerous, a threat for West Brom. “They took their chances and they scored from a corner. It was not good enough from us. “I am still questioning everything, what went wrong. We didn’t create any chances. “We were just inviting them to try to score. It was not good enough from us. “But that’s football and we have to go back to training with a better mentality also.” On a day of surprises in the Barclays Premier League, the Baggies produced a performance that belied their lowly standing to deservedly win 1-0 at White Hart Lane. Previously winless West Brom had begun the day bottom of the table, although it was Tottenham that looked like the relegation candidates on Sunday. The defeat stretched Spurs’ winless streak to four matches in all competitions – hardly the ideal preparation for a crunch week. Nottingham Forest arrive at White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino’s men get their Capital One Cup campaign under way on Wednesday, before they make the short trip to bitter rivals Arsenal for the north London derby at the weekend. “It is a tough week,” Kaboul told Spurs TV. “Every game is tough. “The game on Wednesday is important for us because we want to win something this season “Forest are a good side, they are doing well in the Championship and we have to bounce back straight away on Wednesday.” West Brom are also in Capital One Cup action on Wednesday, when they will look to build some momentum against Hull at the Hawthorns. Their penalty win over Oxford in the second round was their only previous success under manager Alan Irvine, who admitted a mixture of relief and pride after winning at White Hart Lane. James Morrison scored the decisive goal against Spurs, although the undoubted star of the show was England international Joleon Lescott. Having joined on a two-year deal in the summer, the 32-year-old produced an outstanding competitive debut and came close to capping a wonderful defensive display with a goal. “We would have taken a big risk had we put him in when he was not ready,” Irvine said of Lescott. “We already had one setback against Nottingham Forest (when Lescott came on at half-time but later had to be substituted). I keep trying to explain that we want to put people in the team but they have to be ready. I felt he was ready. “He had two weeks of training and he had that without feeling any twinges. We felt this was the right opportunity to put him in and he played very well.” Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is still trying to get his head around their limp, listless display against West Brom. Press Associationlast_img read more

Princesses coach guarding against complacency

first_imgGhana U20 Women’s coach Masud Dramani says his team will not lose focus in their quest to qualify for next year’s Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.The Black Princesses made a giant step towards qualification to tournament after drawing 2-2 with Ethiopia in their final round qualifier first leg in Addis Ababa.Ghana took the lead after Hassabi Muso scored an own goal very early into the game. Ethiopian Loza Abera pulled level in the 15th minute before adding another in the 22nd minute to make it 2-1.Princesses striker Kate Addo however scored barely 10 minutes to full-time to brighten Ghana’s chances in the second leg which is in a fortnight. “We are always very positive about how we go about things, we have also been guided by the issue of really keeping our direction, keeping our focus and picking the games as it comes,” he told Joy Sports“Ethiopia is very formidable i remember in 2011 they eliminated Ghana from the Olympic qualifiers which i was the assistant coach. “So we are guided by some of these historic events, football is global now and so you need to respect your opponents and be guided by the sense of complacency.”The return leg game has been scheduled for the Baba Yara Stadium in a fortnight.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.last_img read more

Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire

first_imgBusiness owners and local residents in Buncrana are suffering due to a section of the town being blocked off after last month’s fire.Barricades remain at the Ferris Lane junction on Main Street following the major fire which destroyed The Plaza ballroom and John Barr’s shop.Almost two months later, local representatives are calling for alternative safety measures to reopen the road to pedestrians and motor users. Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor, Jack Murray said: “Both myself and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have been regularly contacted by local residents and business owners who have become extremely frustrated with the duration of the closure of the Ferris Lane junction.“Businesses are suffering and people’s livelihoods are being put at risk. A huge section of the population of the town, based around Marian Park and Maginn Avenue, is also inconvenienced when walking to the Main Street.“In large urban areas, alternative safety measures are employed. Both Pádraig and I have requested that the potential for a scaffolding tunnel – which protects pedestrians from falling debris but doesn’t impede their journey – is investigated and installed.“People have now been patient for far too long and this extremely important junction must be opened up.”  Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire was last modified: March 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaBusinessCllr Jack Murrayfirelast_img read more