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The below articles are full versions of the articles found in Connections, our weekly newsletter for all DPHA members. These articles contain member news, industry thoughts, sales tips, new member spotlights and lots of other great content.

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BLANCO Introduces Coal Black SILGRANIT® Color.
April 23, 2021

BLANCO Introduces Coal Black SILGRANIT® Color.

BLANCO is proud to announce Coal Black, a bold new addition to their SILGRANIT color palette. Coal Black is a pure, flat, seemingly endless matte-black color with a smooth silk-matte feel.

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ThermaSol® Introduces HydroVive: Rainhead Combines Technology to Offer Renewal Using Light, Sound and Water.
April 23, 2021

ThermaSol® Introduces HydroVive: Rainhead Combines Technology to Offer Renewal Using Light, Sound and Water.

ThermaSol® is introducing their most advanced rainhead called HydroVive. Combining the latest technology in sound, light and water delivery, HydroVive provides users with their best and most highly personalized shower experience. Taking a cue from the development of their Serenity Light, Sound and Rainhead, the engineers at ThermaSol have integrated the newest audio and lighting technology to create this single, self-contained module which provides the most advanced wellness aspects for the ultimate smart shower experience.

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Applications are OPEN for the Council of Fellows' Memorial Scholarship!
April 23, 2021

Applications are OPEN for the Council of Fellows' Memorial Scholarship!

Established in 2008 by the DPHA Council of Fellows, the Scholarship Foundation honors the memory of all industry leaders and is presented at the DPHA Annual Conference held each fall. The Scholarship Fund is a monetary award to further the college, trade school or other postgraduate education of a child or grandchild of any individual working at a Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association member business.  

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SIMAS' New Catalog & Product Offering Now Available at AD Waters.
April 16, 2021

SIMAS' New Catalog & Product Offering Now Available at AD Waters.

AD Waters is proud to announce the availability of the new SIMAS catalog and product offering within the North American market! Featuring a wide selection of new products such as a floormount toilet, wash basins, consoles and more, the catalog provides an easy browsing and visualization by category as well as a beautiful product selection.

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Barclay Introduces Portia 67" Acrylic Tub.
April 16, 2021

Barclay Introduces Portia 67" Acrylic Tub.

Featuring a comfortable contemporary design, lightweight and durable Acrylic construction, and striking polished brass drain and overflow covers, the Portia tub is sure to please. Available with no faucet holes and tap deck (ATOVN67IG) or with 7" centers in tub deck (ATOV7H67IG).

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Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures Introduces Brushed Bronze Finish.
April 16, 2021

Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures Introduces Brushed Bronze Finish.

Gerber® Plumbing Fixtures' Brushed Bronze finish exudes a warm golden tone that beautifully highlights the product form, while the brushed surface gives a soft metallic glow, harmonious with any style.

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Julien Home Refinements' New SmartStation Collection: A Unique Collection.
April 16, 2021

Julien Home Refinements' New SmartStation Collection: A Unique Collection.

Home Refinements reinvents the art of cooking with their new line of fully functional kitchen sets and accessories, making cooking a cinch from the smallest snacks to the largest of feasts. 

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What About You?  Thoughts from DPHA Fellow Jeffrey Valles, Colonial Bronze.
April 16, 2021

What About You? Thoughts from DPHA Fellow Jeffrey Valles, Colonial Bronze.

The Pandemic of the 21st Century looks to be ever so slowly winding down.  The constant social media barrage around the nomination process and elections looks to be sliding back into background noise.  With an unprecedented level of negatives in the past year, your business survived and, in most cases, thrived.  Soon your teams will be living and working in the new normal, and business will proceed in a much more public, out-of-home way.  That, I think, we can count on.

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Perfection Is an Achievable Goal.
April 16, 2021

Perfection Is an Achievable Goal.

How many times have you heard or said after a mistake has been made, “I’m not perfect?”  There’s no doubt that no human being is 100% perfect, writes Rick Houcek in his Monday 2-Minute Motivator.  What Houcek challenges us to take issue with is the pursuit of perfection.  He points out that in some aspects of our lives, perfection can be achieved.

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Infinity Drain® Aligns with Schluter® on New FCS Series Linear Drains.
April 9, 2021

Infinity Drain® Aligns with Schluter® on New FCS Series Linear Drains.

Infinity Drain is now offering the FCS Series Fixed Flange linear drains with Schluter®-KERDI fabric factory applied. This product complies with Schluter®'s shower system warranty program and is backed by both Infinity Drain and Schluter. The new Infinity Drain FCS Series delivers peace of mind performance for designers and installers and is available on all Infinity Drain grate styles, finishes - including custom linear drains. 

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