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Pulaski County prepares for recycling collection

Recyclable items

Permitted materials for recycling collection in Pulaski County will include:

Newsprint, junk mail, brown paper, white paper, magazines, soft-cover books, phone books.

Empty aluminum cans, aluminum foil and cleaned pie tins.

High-density polyethylene plastic jugs, including empty milk and bottled-water jugs.

Polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles numbered 1 – 7.

Emptied steel cans.

Corrugated cardboard, paperboard and chip board products, including cereal boxes and shoe boxes.

Empty aerosol cans.

Aseptic packaging, including milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes (without straws).

Rigid plastics, including plastic tubs and buckets, plastic toys, hangers, nursery pots and laundry baskets.

Household metals, including old metal pots, pans and cookware.

Items that are not permitted include:

Glass

Any recyclable materials that have been in contact with food debris, including pizza boxes.

Stretchable plastics, including bags from grocery stores or dry cleaners.

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IKEA to open in Oak Creek next summer

OAK CREEK, Wis. (WSAW) — IKEA will open in Oak Creek next summer.

According to the news release obtained by WTMJ-TV, the construction phase will provide more than 500 jobs, and the store will employ about 250 workers when it opens.

IKEA sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories.

It would be the first IKEA location in Wisconsin.

The location is 12 miles south of downtown Milwaukee and will be built on 29 acres along the northwestern corner of Interstate 94 and Drexel Avenue.

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When A Cuisinart Cookware Set Is $340 Off, You Have To At Least Consider It

Cuisinart is a trusted brand when it comes to cookware. And while I probably would never pay $450 for a bunch of pots and pans, I can certainly see how an 11-piece set is worth that much. But a deal that offers me 75 percent off makes me WAY more likely to buy it.

Normally $450, this cookware set is 75 percent off (Photo via Amazon)

Cuisinart 66-11 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 11-Piece Cookware Set on sale for $111.60

The set includes: 1.5-qt saucepan with glass cover, 2.5-qt saucepan with glass cover, 3-qt sauté pan with glass cover, 8-qt stockpot with glass cover, 8-in skillet, 10-in skillet and 18-cm steamer insert.

Why is that last measurement in centimeters? I have no idea, but I don’t like it. I guess this is the reason: “The kitchens of France were the inspiration behind the elegant Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized Cookware collection.” Now you know.

This is a Cuisinart collection of chef’s classic cookware (Photo via Amazon Video)

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EXCLUSIVE: Emily Henderson’s Backyard Makeover Is as Stylish as You’d Expect

When celebrity blogger and Target home style expert, Emily Henderson, set out to make over her backyard, she had a very clear vision: “I wanted it to be English lady meets California modern mom,” she told HouseBeautiful.com. And we’ve got to say, we totally see it — from the Windsor bench ($79, target.com) to the wicker pouf ($60, target.com).

To create the look, Henderson started by picking out simple and neutral furniture pieces, then she pulled in color and pattern through pillows and dinnerware. When it came to the bigger expenses, she focused on things she’d keep forever, like the scones ($549, shadesoflight.com) and the tile (granadatile.com).

Even though it took three months for the handmade tile to ship from Nicaragua, (after it got stuck in customs for an extra month), Henderson says it was worth the wait. “I splurged on the tile, because you can see it from the living, dining and kitchen, so I wanted something that was going to really take my breath away every time I glanced in that direction,” she says. Mission accomplished.

To make the most of her square footage, she created multiple seating areas, nestling a love seat ($250, target.com) and bench in empty corners to complement her six-person table ($273, target.com), which she paired with side chairs ($39, target.com) and captain’s chairs ($129, target.com). When picking out these pieces, Henderson prioritized classic designs that wouldn’t go out of style and comfort. “Gone are the days of me buying uncomfortable dining chairs,” she says. “We’ve already spent hours and hours sitting here while the kids play in the yard.”

To keep clutter and other items kids may knock over off of the table, Henderson set up a separate bar cart ($110, target.com) where adults can grab a drink. Another pro tip for keeping spaces kid-friendly: stick with durable pieces. “We wanted to add some extra greenery to the patio, so we opted for more substantial planters that our kids wouldn’t be able to easily knock over,” she says.

The results: an outdoor oasis that both parents and kids can have fun in. But Henderson does have one regret: “Not having a 15-person table, because already our friends are clamoring to come over all weekend,” she says. “It’s like we run a frat house for parents, but so, so, so fun.” We’d gladly live in a frat house if the backyard looked like this.



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Whirlpool Corporation Opens New EMEA Headquarters in Milan

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni dedicated the new headquarters of Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in Pero (Milan) today. Whirlpool Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Bitzer, Whirlpool EMEA President and Whirlpool Corporation Executive Vice-President Esther Berrozpe Galindo, Regione Lombardia President Roberto Maroni, and the Mayor of Pero Maria Rosa Belotti attended the ceremony.

Whirlpool Corporation (PRNewsFoto/Whirlpool Corporation)

Whirlpool Corporation (PRNewsFoto/Whirlpool Corporation)

The building chosen for Whirlpool EMEA’s headquarters is in the Perseo Expo District and will accommodate more than 600 employees from 28 countries in a modern and collaborative working environment. The new headquarters has the latest technology and was built to meet current sustainability standards, including a rooftop solar power system that is expected to save 16 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

In line with its corporate social responsibility goals, the company promotes alternative and sustainable transport for its employees through a carpooling app and free shuttle bus services. It has also teamed up with Banco Alimentare, an organization dedicated to redistributing food waste, to reduce unused food at the new headquarters.

“The Prime Minister’s visit is a great honor for us at a very important time for Whirlpool EMEA in Italy. In addition to the new headquarters, in the last few years we have invested $500 million into product innovation, state of the art industrial processes and ongoing training for our employees,” said Whirlpool EMEA President and Whirlpool Corporation Executive Vice President, Esther Berrozpe Galindo. “And the location of our new headquarters offers our employees a dynamic and multicultural environment.”

Whirlpool EMEA also opened The World of Whirlpool, its new flagship showroom in Milan, to showcase the world’s most advanced home appliance technology and design. This new 5,400 sq. ft. facility displays products from four of Whirlpool Corporation’s leading European brands – KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint, and Indesit. It is designed to give guests an opportunity to explore and experiment with products via interactive content, demonstration cooking stations and educational and recreational activities.

Whirlpool Corporation employs more than 6,000 people in eight locations in Italy. The company plans to invest $350 million into research and development in the EMEA region by the end of 2018, with the majority having been allocated to its two advanced research centers in Italy.

Whirlpool will retain its roots in the Varese area. The EMEA region’s built-in products center (microwaves, fridges and ovens) in Cassinetta di Biandronno will continue with approximately 2,000 employees working in industrial operations, procurement and two global Research and Design centers: Global Consumer Design and Global Food Institute. The company is working with local government and universities to identify possible new uses for the the site of their former headquarters building in Comerio.

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation

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Pulaski County prepares for recycling collection – Northwest Arkansas Democrat

Recyclable items

Permitted materials for recycling collection in Pulaski County will include:

Newsprint, junk mail, brown paper, white paper, magazines, soft-cover books, phone books.

Empty aluminum cans, aluminum foil and cleaned pie tins.

High-density polyethylene plastic jugs, including empty milk and bottled-water jugs.

Polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles numbered 1 – 7.

Emptied steel cans.

Corrugated cardboard, paperboard and chip board products, including cereal boxes and shoe boxes.

Empty aerosol cans.

Aseptic packaging, including milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes (without straws).

Rigid plastics, including plastic tubs and buckets, plastic toys, hangers, nursery pots and laundry baskets.

Household metals, including old metal pots, pans and cookware.

Items that are not permitted include:

Glass

Any recyclable materials that have been in contact with food debris, including pizza boxes.

Stretchable plastics, including bags from grocery stores or dry cleaners.

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Does Washington’s Trump Hotel buy American?

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President Donald Trump has led the effort to ‘Buy American,’ but that isn’t necessarily the case in his own Washington hotel.
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WASHINGTON — President Trump wants the federal government to buy American, but his hotel down the street from the White House falls short on that directive.

The four-story American flag in the lobby towers over Swarovski chandeliers made in Austria.

Lamps lining the hallway are from China. Small decorative boxes on the coffee tables are marked with stickers that read “Made in India.”

The discoveries are seemingly at odds with the Buy American and Hire American executive order that the president issued April 18. In a speech that same day in Wisconsin, Trump said he wanted the federal government to “minimize the use of waivers and to maximize made in America content in all federal projects.”

► May 5: Trump’s call to ‘Buy American’ isn’t boosting sales of U.S. goods
► April 29: On his 100th day in office, Trump orders review of free trade agreements

“With this order I am directing every single agency in our government to strictly uphold our buy-American laws,” Trump said.

However, a stay in one of the $800-a-night rooms showed his hotel wasn’t maximizing made-in-America products and was instead a United Nations of luxury.


Phones in the room were made in Malaysia. The TV was from South Korea. A tray was made in the United Kingdom.

Towels were from India. Soaps and shampoos came from Canada. The plush robe was made in China.

The dishes were from Germany and the glasses from Italy. The sheets and comforter also were made in Italy although the Sterns and Foster mattress and its pillows were American made.

Other American-made products in the room: the Bible, clock, trash can and big-ticket items such as high-end bathroom fixtures and furniture.

In all, about two-thirds of more than 30 products that WUSA-TV special assignment reporters could identify came from outside the USA:

• Austria. Chandeliers
• Canada. Soaps, shampoos
• China. Hair dryer, lamps, remote control, robe, scale, umbrella
• Germany. Dishes
• India. Towels
• Italy. Glasses, sheets
• Malaysia. Phones
• South Korea. TV
• United Kingdom. Ice bucket, tissue container, tray

The White House Press Office did not respond when asked multiple times for comment.

The use of foreign-made products is strictly a business decision, said Patricia Tang, a Trump Hotel spokeswoman.

► April 25: Alibaba launches program to help 1 million U.S. businesses sell to China
► April 17: Trump to sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order

“Trump Hotels has nothing to do with the White House administration,” Tang said. “We function like any other hotel.”

And a wide array of products in the hotel industry do come from overseas, said officials at Import Genius, a company based in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands that helps businesses connect with suppliers worldwide.

Since 2015 Trump properties have imported goods from countries around the globe, chief executive Michael Kanko said.

► March 15: GM announces 900 jobs as Trump visits Detroit
► Feb. 16: UAW head backs ‘Buy American’ campaign, praises Trump

“So if his competitors are importing products and bringing costs down, it doesn’t leave his organization much choice,” Kanko said. “It would be hard for him to be competitive and not deal with global trade.”

Here’s a sampling of what Trump Hotels’ competitors are importing, Kanko said:

Caesars Entertainment (CZR)

• Caesars Entertainment Caesar’s Palace import furniture and novelty goods from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
• Harrahs purchases lighting fixtures through Sesco Lighting, which imports from China.
• Planet Hollywood imports novelty items toiletries from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Choice Hotels International (CHH)

• Choice Hotels purchases towels from 1888 Mills, which imports from Mitali Textile in Bangladesh.
• Comfort Inn imports vanities, cabinets and furniture from China.
• Clarion Hotels import lighting fixtures from China.
• Econolodge imports hotel amenities such as lotion, shampoo and soap from China.
• Quality Inn imports cabinets, curtains, fans and tables from China.
• Rodeway Inn imports furniture from China and India.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

• The Venetian imports furniture and lighting fixtures from China and Indonesia.

MGM Resorts International

• Aria Hotel imports dinnerware from China.
• The Bellagio imports amenities and  furniture from China, Hong Kong, Italy and Taiwan.
• Circus Circus imports toys from China and Hong Kong.
• Mandalay Bay imports playing cards and exhibition goods from Hong Kong and Italy.
• MGM Grand imports playing cards from Japan.
• MGM Resorts imports furniture, lighting fixture, and novelty goodsfrom Great Britain, Hong Kong and Spain.
• Monte Carlo imports novelty goods from Hong Kong.

Starwood Hotels, now part of Marriott International (MAR)

• Le Méridien Hotels import linens and furniture from Brazil and China.
• Sheraton purchases furniture from Shenzhen New World LLC, which imports from Xiamen Yongquan SCI Tech in China.

The Trump International Hotel Washington is privately held, and ultimately the president’s Trump Organization owns it through a holding company, leasing the real estate through the federal government.

Every Republican congressman in Maryland and Virginia declined to comment on the hotels’ purchase of imports.

► 2014: ‘Made in America’ not easy for retailers to deliver on
► 2013: Foreign manufacturers bringing jobs to U.S.

But Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. and the Democratic nominee for vice president in the 2016 election, called the use of foreign goods and services in Trump hotels hypocritical.

“If the president really supported buy America, that’s what he would do with his own businesses,” Kaine said.

Follow Eric Flack on Twitter: @EricFlackTV

 

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