Friday, April 30, 2010

You're invited: Thursday, May 6th NYC: Bamboo Bash!

RD Weis Companies Invites You
to our Thursday, May 6th Bamboo Bash

Fun Fact: Bamboo is not a tree – it’s a kind of grass!

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and learn about spectacularly beautiful bamboo flooring from Teragren.
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 6th Place: RD Weis Companies’ Manhattan office 260 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001
Please RSVP Sheri Gorman at 212-376-5355 X 202 or email sgorman at rdweis.com

Stunning, durable, and totally sustainable! Teragren offers FSC-bamboo by special order for its product lines, has FSC Chain-of-Custody certification for its factories, and is working with the Forest Stewardship Council and Chinese government officials to certify all bamboo forests in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China.

The FSC-Pure designation means that certified products have been harvested in a FSC-certified forest, are manufactured with 100 percent FSC-certified material and are distributed and sold through an FSC Chain of Custody (COC)-certified distribution channel.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mike Pendergast and Chad Tydings, Earth Day week photos!

From our upstate NY office, Mike Pendergast and Chad Tydings send photos of the RD Weis Companies Earth Week recycling and reclamation project. Mike writes:
Photos are from our first run in Rochester of Earth Day collections! We were all exhausted but also elated at the quantity. Chad and I will be making our second run to Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton on Tuesday and expect just as much if not more!
I am also looking to keep these at the A&D firms for a trial run to develop deeper relationships... I am even picking up the Manufacturer Return Bags to send the samples back to the mills.

Happy Earth Day Week!
Mike
Excellent work, guys!

Monday, April 12, 2010

U.S. military's green projects to save $1.6 billion over time

Brian Winter in USA Today reports on the U.S. military's green strategies, with energy savings that usually recover their investment in 90 days.

90 days!

Another great point here:
"The Army's mission is not to be green. Our mission is to defend the nation. In that context, we've found it's in our interest to develop sustainable projects," Geiss says.
This is wonderful news -- greater energy efficiency is key to keeping the U.S. healthier, safer, and more successful.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Welcome to the RD Weis Companies 2010 Earth Day celebration: Stay out of the landfill!

You know all those old samples and sample books gathering dust in your office? This Earth Day, we at RD Weis Companies will help you reclaim and recycle -- and keep out of the waste stream.

Throughout April, please feel free to visit our Port Chester and Manhattan offices and drop off all your carpet samples, carpet sample books, and VCT /LVT samples -- all are welcome, no matter who the manufacturer. We’ll send all your samples and books back to their manufacturers or back to mills to be recycled and reused!

There is no cost to you -- this is our way of thanking you for helping us provide the highest level of environmentally friendly service in the commercial flooring industry, by using Green materials, methods, and processes, and by helping our customers reduce, reuse, and recycle, for the sustainable future of Earth.

Have a wonderful Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You're invited: Thursday, April 22nd Rochester Earth Day NETworks! Party

Green the Roc! You’re invited to the Rochester Area, Thursday, April 22nd Murphy’s Law Rochester Earth Day NETworks! party.

Come get green and network with your fellow business professionals!

In honor of Earth Day 2010, well, you know all those old samples and sample books gathering dust in your office? RD Weis Companies helps you reclaim and recycle:
  • The first week of April, we will visit your offices and drop off a reclamation box for all your carpet samples, carpet sample books, and VCT /LVT samples -- all are welcome, no matter who the manufacturer.
  • The second week of April, we’ll collect the boxes, and send samples and books back to their manufacturers or back to mills to be recycled and reused. And -- it’s free!
This party is sponsored RD Weis Companies and J&J Invision and Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Murphy’s Law.

Please click here for a map and directions. The address is 370 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604-2612, 585-697-9001.

Due to the popularity of our events and the interest of more and more business professionals, a $5.00 fee will be charged to cover some of the cost for the event.

Please RSVP to Chad Tydings, 585-737-0565 or ctydings at rdweis.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!