In an effort to support its continued U.S. growth, Bluewater USA Inc. has named Trent Virden as technical officer and David Philmlee as head of marketing for its North American team.
In response to the planned acquisition of two divisions of Icontrol Networks by Alarm.com, Honeywell International has filed an antitrust suit claiming the combined entity of two of its competitors would result in 70% share of the market for software that allows remote operation of connected products and devices, according to a report by the New Jersey Law Journal.
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards foundation, has concluded a survey taken at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which surveyed 250 respondents at the show to gauge the growth and challenges surrounding connected devices.
In an effort to raise air quality awareness, Blueair has launched Air View, a free digital service that shows outdoor air hazards based on address.
LG Electronics broke ground on its North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The start of construction for the 350,000-square-foot sustainably designed building marks a major milestone for the $300 million project, which has been in the works since 2009.
A.O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment, water treatment and air purification products that acquired Aquasana in 2016, reported record sales of $2.69 billion in 2016. This was a 6% increase from 2015 and 8% when adjusted for the stronger U.S. dollar against the Chinese currency.
A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner and a vegetable spiralizer took “Best of the Best” honors at the 2017 Housewares Design Awards gala and ceremony.
Dyson is relocating its U.S. headquarters from its current location in the River North area of Chicago to the Fulton Market District, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The move is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
Midea is set to invest $30 million in expanding its business to Latin and Central America with the operation headquartered in Miami, FL. The launch of the project will take place on January 23.
Newell Brands has announced a definitive agreement to sell its Rubbermaid consumer storage totes business to United Solutions, a leading supplier of plastic products for the home and office.