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Fypon Leads 2012 Brand Use Study

Fypon, maker of synthetic decorative mouldings and millwork, has received a number-one ranking in Builder magazine for brand familiarity, brands used in the last two years, and most-used brands for Decorative Mouldings/Trim/Columns: Interior and Decorative Mouldings & Columns: Exterior.

Fypon offers mouldings, trim, columns, louvers, gable vents, balustrade systems, E-Vent systems, QuickRail systems and a new Stone & Timber Collection of urethane products for entryways. For more information, visit .

Barenburg Introduces New Kentucky Bluegrass

Barenburg USA has developed a new, heartier bluegrass using its Healthy Grass Technology. The new strain is easier to grow, faster to establish and more resistant to disease than traditional Kentucky bluegrass. It is also tolerant to heavy traffic. For more information, go to .

Cooper Lighting Products Featured

Cooper Lighting’s LED products represent about half of the recommended commercial LED models on the DesignLights Consortium Qualified Products List. The consortium is a collaboration of Canadian and U.S. utility companies and regional energy-efficiency organizations committed to raising awareness of efficient lighting in commercial buildings.

Of the 7,000 recommended products on the list, Cooper Lighting has more than 3,600 models represented across brands including Halo, Metalux, McGraw-Edison, Lumark, Invue and Streetworks.

Products include outdoor area and roadway luminaries, outdoor wall-mount luminaries, bollards, track lighting fixtures and troffer luminaires. For more information about Cooper, visit .

For more about the consortium, go to .

Recruits And Ladders

Sol, Inc. Hires New Sales Staff

Jeff Murphy has joined Sol, Inc. as vice president of sales. Murphy will oversee sales, marketing and customer service for the provider of solar LED outdoor lighting solutions. Sol also has hired Curtis Mickey as Southeast Regional Manager and Scott Douglas as Western Regional Manager. In addition, Willis McCullough joins the company as Director of Strategic Accounts.

For more information about Sol, visit .

Fulton Adds Duties At Smart Growth America

Bill Fulton, board member, principal and shareholder at The Planning Center/DC&E, has assumed an additional role as vice president for policy and programs at Smart Growth America.

“This is a very exciting opportunity with SGA that will allow me to work on national smart growth issues—practices that are essential for building healthy communities that support local economics and protect the environment,” Fulton said.

For more information about The Planning Center/DC&E, visit .

McKenna To Lead Cannon Design Sport Practice

Architectural, engineering and planning firm Cannon Design has announced that Colleen McKenna, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, has assumed the leadership role for the firm’s sports practice throughout the United States.

She will partner with Robert Johnston, MRAIC, AIA, who leads Cannon Design’s Canadian and International Games sport practice.

McKenna’s duties will include growing the firm’s sports presence in the U.S. and collegiate markets.

International Equipment Solution Names New CEO

Stephen Andrews has been named Chief Executive Officer of International Equipment Solutions. He previously was president and CEO of Pettibone LLC.

IES, through its Paladin and Crenlo business units, is a global engineered equipment company serving the construction, agriculture, landscaping, infrastructure, recycling, demolition, mining and energy markets. For more information about IES, visit and .



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-- Landscape Architects Network,

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