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Sea Gull Lighting Catalog More than 2,100 architectural, commercial and residential designs are featured in the new catalog introduced by Riverside, N.J.-based Sea Gull Lighting Products Inc. The 1999 catalog covers 13 product categories, including chandeliers, landscaping and fluorescent lighting. For a copy of the new catalog, call (800) 347-5483 or see the company's website at

Coverings Conference "Coverings: The Solution Source" conference will again feature an up-to-date view of the coverings industry March 23 to 26 in Orlando, Fla. One of the highlights is a color forecast from Leatrice Eiseman of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. For additional information, call (800) 881-9400 or check out the conference website at

Lumenyte Appointment Irvine, Calif.-based Lumenyte International Corp. has appointed Kenneth E. Yarnell as director of architectural markets. Yarnell comes to Lumenyte after serving as vice president of customer care of Remote Source Lighting International. In his new post, he will lead the architectural sales and marketing team, which includes construction, display, theatrical, retail and entertainment lighting segments of the international markets.

NRCA Educational Conferences The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Rosemont, Ill., is conducting a series of educational conferences this spring. The "Conference on Commercial Roof Problem Analysis and Roofing Options" helps attendees determine whether to repair or re-roof, learn about different product types, understand budgetary concerns and more. The "Conference for Field Operations Managers, Leadership - The Key to Effective Field Management" focuses on leadership and management skills for foremen, superintendents, project managers and others in field operations management. Both conferences are being held at several dates and locations. Call the NRCA's Education Department for details, at (800) 323-9545.

Try Before You Buy Wall, N.J.-based Garon Products Inc. now offers floor coating system test kits so consumers can view and test the coating system on their floors. The kits are small versions of the full-size epoxy floor coating systems. Call (800) 631-5380 for a copy of Garon's Flooring Manual and catalog.

Web Updates

* Lighting Research Center, Troy, N.Y., has expanded its website to include reports and data from the National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP). The NLPIP provides objective manufacturer-specific performance information and evaluation of efficient lighting products. The organization publishes technical reports and guides that present manufacturers' data and independent test data in comparative formats for lighting specifiers. See Lighting Research Center's website,

* Copper Sales Inc., Anoka, Minn., has launched its new website,, as an interactive tool for architects, specifiers and contractors to find and evaluate architectural metal building products for their projects. The website is project-based, giving specifiers examples of the products used in completed projects. Users will be able to view CAD drawings - even if they don't have CAD - on the website prior to downloading them.

* Golden Valley, Minn.-based Northwest Systems Lighting Co. has introduced an online warehouse at Contractors, facility managers and consumers can order energy-efficient lighting products around the clock. The company's complete line of HID and fluorescent ballasts and lamps, compact fluorescent retrofits, and monthly unadvertised specials are all available and can be shipped within 24 hours.

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