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Stuart Dean, GlasWeld Form Strategic Alliance to Bring Glass Restoration to Hospitality


Hospitality’s leading restoration and maintenance company remains focused
on sustainability by repairing glass and reducing the cost of replacement

New York—May 1, 2009— Two restoration giants have formed a strategic alliance that will revolutionize the way hotel and restaurant windows are cleaned and maintained. New York-based Stuart Dean Co. and Bend, Ore.-based GlasWeld announce they are working towards environmental sustainability by repairing glass and other surfaces rather than replacing it, thereby reducing the amount of glass in landfills and overall glass replacement costs.

“The alliance between Stuart Dean and GlasWeld will allow hoteliers to extend the life of their glass,” said Greg Schall, Stuart Dean Director of Hospitality. “The GlasWeld process removes scratches, drastically improves clarity and at the same time saves replacement costs by extending the lifetime of installed glass at a hotel. Add this process to Stuart Dean's new green technology PURETi™ Clear and your glass lasts longer, maintains clarity, and improves guest satisfaction -- all of this while creating sustainability and helping the environment.” 

Stuart Dean is the largest national provider of restoration services for metal, stone, and wood surfaces, while GlasWeld in the international leader in the glass repair field. In February, Stuart Dean announced a joint-venture partnership with CSG of Rochester Hills, Mich., to launch PURETi™, a hospitality solution that reduces surface-cleaning maintenance costs up to 50 percent and reduces the water, energy, chemicals and labor expended in cleaning. PURETi™ transforms any interior or exterior surface into a material that proactively eliminates grime and bio-film build-up, improves air quality, and eradicates organic malodors.  PURETi™ Clear is the patented glass application that uses water-based UV-PCO technology to continuously eliminate the presence of grime and bio-film buildup.

“Our recent joint venture partnership with CSG has resulted in the ability to provide hospitality environments with the only photo-catalytic surface treatment in the world that keeps glass free of unsightly organic matter without causing any visual distortion or haziness,” Schall said. “This process allows for an easy one-step spray application in any environment. Now we are proud to say that at Stuart Dean, we do glass . . . and windows!”

Schall said glass restoration is especially key in all public area accents and windows from ground level up two to four floors where most of guests expect to see superior cleanliness and clarity.  For a technical explanation of how the process works, click on this link: http://www.theelearningsystem.com/puretivid.

Stuart Dean, GlasWeld and CSG all have strong environmental objectives and see the launch of this venture as another way to achieve these goals. When architectural surfaces, such as glass, are discarded most end up in our landfills and are not recycled or recyclable. By repairing and restoring these surfaces, original products are kept in circulation and the need for manufacturing new products is eliminated. 

“The process to produce new glass is extremely energy-hungry – add that to shipping and installation energy usage – and restoration is the only thing that makes sense from a sustainability standpoint,” said Mike Boyle, president of GlasWeld. “We are looking forward to making a real environmental impact with this new alliance.”

The only nationwide company of its kind, Stuart Dean is an approved vendor for: Hilton Hotel Corp.: Conrad Hotels / Hilton Hotel & Resorts / Doubletree / Embassy Suites, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, Loews Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Marriott Hotels & Resorts: JW Marriott / Renaissance Hotels / Marriott Courtyard, Peninsula Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotel Co., Starwood Hotels & Resorts: Westin Hotels  / W Hotels / Sheraton, and Avendra. For more information, visit www.stuartdean.com or call Greg Schall at (312) 640-9690.

About Stuart Dean

Founded in 1932, The Stuart Dean Co. serves as the nation’s largest and only nationwide restoration and maintenance company, specializing in stone, metal, and wood refinishing & maintenance. Stuart Dean was the first to field-apply clear synthetic lacquer to architectural metals to prevent corrosion. Today the company provides these preventive-maintenance services to the industry’s leading full-service and luxury hotels and is an approved nationwide vendor of virtually every major brand. For ongoing public-area preventative maintenance or renovation of guestroom bathrooms, Stuart Dean's 65 project managers and 500+ company employed expert technicians are ready to serve. 

Headquartered in New York, the company’s owned and operated regional offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Nashville, New York, Norfolk, Richmond, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Toronto. For more information visit www.stuartdean.com or call Greg Schall, Director of Hospitality, at (312) 640-9690 or 800-322-3180.

About GlasWeld

Based in Bend, Oregon, GlasWeld provides complete glass repair solutions—from revolutionary equipment to unparalleled training programs and technical support—for both flat glass and auto glass. The company’s flagship Gforce Scratch Removal System for glass scratch removal and G3fusion Auto Glass Repair System for windshield repair are distributed worldwide through an international distribution network. GlasWeld’s product lines have been developed based on decades of industry research, development and customer feedback. Because glass repair is intrinsically sustainable, GlasWeld has integrated creative, tangible environmental initiatives into its daily operations, including ongoing education for the greater glass industry. For more information, visit http://www.glasweld.com.
 
About the CSG Group

The world leader in sustainable, environmentally beneficial surface treatments. Through the use of two advanced and proven technologies, CSG has created a line of products applicable to any surface or fabric that proactively fights microbial contamination, minimize damaging air pollutants, destroy odor, and conserve water and energy. Our comprehensive product and service offerings are supported by 13 international patents and include a host of EPA registered products. Learn more about the unique benefits of our surface treatments and join the thousands of governments and businesses that call on CSG for comprehensive, sustainable solutions. www.csggrp.com


 

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Contact:

Barb Worcester
 President/Principal
 PRPRO
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

Greg Schall
Director, Hospitality 
Stuart Dean Co., Inc.
Tel: (312) 640-9690
gregs@stuartdean.com
 

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Also See: Stuart Dean Co. Debuts Sustainable, Self-Cleaning, UV-PCO Surface Solutions / February 2009

Stuart Dean Co. Proclaims 2009 “The Year for Preventive Maintenance” / February 2009
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