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Newmat’s NewAcoustic Stretch Ceilings Reduce Noise in Large Spaces

BY CSA STAFF

West Babylon, N.Y.

The NewAcoustic stretch ceiling system is designed for high acoustical absorption for ceiling or wall applications. Designed by Newmat, a specialist in stretch ceilings, this system consists of a patented microperforated PVC membrane that can be installed by itself or over an acoustical core.

NewAcoustic, one of many Newmat lines, is a flexible PVC membrane cut to order and stretched onto a PVC or aluminum extruded rail with a semi-rigid perimeter harpoon pre-welded on the membrane. The maximum size for each ceiling section is 250 sq. ft. to 1,250 sq. ft. depending on the selected color and finish. Large projects may require a divider or double rail to create manageable-sized sections. NewAcoustic provides a noise-reduction coefficient (NRC) from 0.5 to 1.0, a range that can be customized depending on a selected acoustical core (if desired) and the mounting type. Special grommets and rings are available for any fixture that needs to penetrate the membrane such as lights, vents, smoke detectors, or sprinklers. This installation is performed after ceiling installation.

www.newmatusa.com

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Bass joins Tractor Supply board of directors

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Tractor Supply Company today announced that William Bass has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Bass co-founded and currently serves as ceo for Fair Indigo, a direct response men’s and women’s apparel retailer formed on the premise of “fair trade.” Prior to that, he held several management positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company and was responsible for leading the e- commerce initiatives for Sears Customer Direct and Lands’ End, where he grew landsend.com from $60 million in annual sales to more than $550 million.

Jim Wright, chairman, president and ceo, stated, “We are very pleased Bill is joining Tractor Supply’s board of directors. His extensive retail knowledge coupled with his proven success in both e-commerce and merchandising provides additional strength and broadens the expertise of our board. Additionally, Bill’s leadership experience and entrepreneurial spirit will be valuable assets to Tractor Supply as we continue to grow our business.”

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Nintendo names new Latin America head

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REDMOND, Wash. Nintendo of America announced the appointment of Bill Van Zyll as director and general manager of Latin America, effective immediately.

Van Zyll heads Nintendo of America’s Latin America department, which is responsible for the creation, direction and implementation of short- and long-term sales, marketing, and operational strategies for Latin America.

Before joining Nintendo, Van Zyll was with Whirlpool for more than 15 years, where for the past four years he has served as director of finance for sales for the company’s North American region.

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