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Schimenti announces its first project for Vince Camuto

BY Staff Writer

Ridgefield, Conn. — Fashion-forward retailer and designer Vince Camuto has tapped Schimenti Construction to build his new store at 667 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Located across from Barney’s, the location will join Vince Camuto’s two existing stores in Manhattan, along with its upcoming location in the Flatiron district.

“This is the first project we have been assigned by Vincent Camuto,” said Matthew Schimenti, president. “It is exciting and rewarding to be selected to build this new store in the heart of the most fashionable luxury area in New York.”

Each Vince Camuto store is unique in design with no two stores being identical. The new, 2,200-sq.-ft. Madison Avenue location will feature a dramatic storefront 23 ft. high with recessed curtain pockets, recessed lights and hanging signage.

Designed by Cthree Architecture + Design, New York, the interior renovation project is expected to be completed in 10 weeks.

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DuPont issues warning on illegal refrigerants, particularly R-22 and R-438A

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Wilmington, Del. — DuPont Refrigerants urges HVACR industry members to be aware of potential counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerant products, with particular attention to R-22 and R-438A. R-438A is a patented product from DuPont, sold as DuPont ISCEON® MO99 refrigerant.

“There have been a number of indications in the marketplace that illegal imports are on the rise as well as illegally imported China-produced R-438A,” said Jim Bachman, North American sales and marketing manager, DuPont Refrigerants. “We encourage vigilance and smart procurement practices. It is more important than ever to know who you’re buying from.”

Every DuPont-produced refrigerant in non-refillable containers (DACs) has a unique identifier known as a DuPont IZON hologram. This authentication security device, located on the cylinder, certifies that the product is genuine DuPont.

Illegally imported R-22 and R-22 substitutes have been found to contain a combination of hydrocarbons, which make the refrigerants flammable. Often these knock-off refrigerants do not have approval under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Significant New Alternatives Policy Program and pose a significant risk to business owners and equipment owners, both financially and from a safety standpoint.

“We are asking distributors, contractors and end-users to alert DuPont if they encounter product in the marketplace that may be illegally imported,” said Bachman. “We have become aware of products in the marketplace that mirror the marketing claims and product packaging of DuPont ISCEON MO99 refrigerant. The ISCEON MO99 brand has tremendous market awareness and contractor preference as an R-22 alternative, making it a target for illegal imports.”

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Perry Ellis launches global shopping for all e-commerce sites

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Miami — Perry Ellis International announced that is has expanded its e-commerce reach and worldwide accessibility with the launch of international shipping on all its e-commerce sites, provided by FiftyOne Global Ecommerce.

Among the over 100 countries Perry Ellis now serves are Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan and many others across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“Our company has a diverse portfolio of brands known and respected around the world, so it was the natural progression to offer this important service as we grow and elevate our ecommerce business,” said Michelle Magallon, VP e-commerce for Perry Ellis International. “Working with a proven and trustworthy international service provider like FiftyOne was one of the most important factors in providing our customers the stellar service they expect, no matter where in the world they call home.”

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