New Year, New Things for 2016 at WestPoint Hospitality

January 18, 2016 |WestPoint Hospitality Newsletter

As we kick off 2016, WestPoint Hospitality would like to introduce to you to a few new things you can expect from us this year. For our team, 2016 is all about YOU, our valued partners!  We are creating valuable new programs and products for the hospitality market and want to make sure you are on the front line with all the tools you need to make 2016 the BEST yet!

BedBug Prevention

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In 2015, WestPoint Hospitality partnered with KiltronX Enviro Systems to bring Live Free Bedbug Barrier Systems into the hospitality market. These products are unlike any other treatment currently on the market because they not only kill bedbugs they also create a preventative barrier to keep an infestation from ever starting.

Marriott sheets rated #1 Overall by Good Housekeeping

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In recent tests done by GH Institute Pros, Marriott’s Signature Sheet Set was rated #1 in durability, softness, and wrinkle resistance.  WestPoint Hospitality is pleased to be the manufacturer and supplier of these award winning sheets.

New Informational Website

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Our new website provides information on all of our products and innovations along with a resource library where you can download our latest sell sheets.  This website can be used by your sales team as a great resource or by your customers looking for unique product selections.

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DryFast®, UltraTouch and Millennium are all names you will hear a lot this year. These new sheeting lines are part of our new Fresh White movement, to bring a clean, crisp look.
From the opening price point of Ultra Touch, through the wide range of thread counts found in Millennium, to the cost saving performance of DryFast, we have a sheet solution for you!

Partner Services

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We’re more than just another provider of hospitality textile products– we’re your one-stop shop for business development. We invest in the resources, programs, and people that help you find and close more deals.
These are just a few of the benefits of participating in our Partner Services Program:

  • Private Label Programs Onsite Training
  • Live Webinars
  • Partner Marketing Opportunities Strategic Planning

For more information contact us at 864-653-2374 or Sara.Crain@wphome.com
WestPoint Hospitality
391 College Ave, Clemson SC 29631

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An Honor…Vietnam Commemorative Honor Ceremony

It was an honor for WestPoint Home and KiltronX to support and contribute to the Long Island Chapter of the Air Force Association’s (LIAFA) Vietnam Commemorative Honor Ceremony this October 24, 2015.

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Congressman Steve Israel addressing audience.

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Major General (retired) Anthony Kropp making point about Vietnam Veterans.

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County Executive Steve Bellone presenting commemorative medal to Vietnam veteran.

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Congressman Lee Zeldin presents medal to honoree.

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Bed Bugs Have Heat Sensors – Heat CAN Spread Bed Bugs and Pesticides Linked to CANcer

Bed Bug Outbreak at Retirement Center for Seniors in Spokane – Legal Action Next

By Grace Ditzler | Oct 02 2015  

SPOKANE, Wash. – They’re creepy and crawly and the last thing you’d want to find in your home.  Some residents in a Spokane senior housing complex say their building is infested with bed bugs, and that their property managers aren’t handling the situation correctly.  The residents at Clare View South believe the property managers should be doing more to check and treat for bed bugs, but the property manager explains they are doing what they can.

“After I started having problems four months ago with active bites and welts, I found out it was introduced into the complex about a year ago,” said resident Marty Hicks.

“I started getting bit up,” said resident Toni Mastronarde. “My whole left arm was covered in bites.”

Clare View South property manager Patricia Webster said there has been an increase of bed bugs at the complex.

“To date, we’ve treated seven units for bed bugs here at Clare House,” she explained.

But Webster says they are doing what they can to pro-actively and responsibly address the situation.

“When we first started to receive the complaints, we sent those out to a professional pest control extermination company, and since then, we’ve purchased about $10,000 worth of heat treating equipment,” she said.

Webster said if they find bed bugs in an apartment, Clare View maintenance staff will use the heating equipment to treat the apartment.

“They don’t have official training in exterminating, but they do have training in the heat treat equipment,” she said.

If there is still a problem, property managers will bring in a professional exterminator, but the residents believe the problem won’t go away until Clare View brings in professional exterminators to treat the entire building, not just individual rooms.

“[Maintenance staff doesn’t] look for them in a proper way,” Mastronarde said. “They don’t know what they’re doing, and everybody is inconvenienced and miserable.”

Pointe Pest Control says trying to get rid of these bugs on your own can be very difficult.

“In an apartment complex you have common walls, common plumbing, common electricity,” said Raymond Vanderlouw with Pointe Pest Control. “So if you do a treatment in one apartment there’s a chance you can get them in other apartments.”

These residents hope the bed bugs will move out soon, so they can stop feeling like they have to.

Some of the residents are now considering legal action against Clare View because of the bed bug problem. They also say Clare View has charged residents for the bed bug treatments, but property manager Patricia Webster says to date, only one person has been charged.

Clare View management explained it will have professional exterminators come assess the bed bug situation on Monday, October 5.

Music and Song Deliver Bed Bug Message: Don’t Bring Them Home™

The Board of Directors of KiltronX Enviro Systems LLC, including Board Member Mr. Tony Bongiovi, creator of Power Station recording studio, the most heralded and famous recording studio of all time and creator of Jon Bon Jovi and thousands of other contributions and hits by Mr. Bongiovi, believe that music has always been used to deliver socially responsible messages. KiltronX has created a bedbug song to deliver a message and to bringing awareness to the bedbug pandemic. This song was written and performed to reach the ages of 8 through 60.

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Please share this with your friends and family and rate this song with 5 stars being the best and send us your comments.

KiltronX will be working all across America with public school systems, health departments, state and federal governments, colleges and universities along with RADD (the entertainment industry’s voice) and other artists in educating the public with respect to controlling this most dangerous and devastating bedbug (& deadly kissing bug) pandemic.

For more information go to Kiltronx.us and savemefrombedbugs.com. You will now find KiltronX products on WestPointHome.com, BlockhouseBarriers.com, Overstock.com, Grainger.com, and Walmart.com and look for KiltronX products soon to be distributed in big box stores all across America.

KiltronX products are distributed exclusively by WestPoint Home and Blockhouse Barrier Systems.

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WestPoint Home, powered by KiltronX:  The Battle of The Bug

August 27, 2015

 “Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s a phrase most of us grew up with. Maybe you heard it from your parents, as they tucked you in. For years, most of us were also blissfully unaware of what a bed bug actually was. That’s because we were living in a golden age as far as bed bug problems are concerned.

According to some sources, bed bugs predate humans and evidence even suggests we have been battling the bug for millennia. Then in the 1940s we got some help. Perhaps for the worse, it came in the form of DDT, a pesticide used to combat insect-borne diseases like malaria and typhus. DDT also proved to be highly effective against bed bugs and we hardly caught sight of the critters for nearly 30 years.

Today, they’re officially back and many in heavily populated areas worldwide are not sleeping tight at all. A 2013 survey of pest control professionals conducted by the National Pest Management Association found that 99 percent of respondents had encountered bed bug infestations in the prior year. Over the last decade we have seen a staggering surge in the population of the pests.

Ever the opportunists, they spread rapidly, hitching rides along with unsuspecting travelers. As anyone who has encountered a bed bug infestation can attest to, they are notoriously difficult to eradicate. They multiply rapidly, with a single pregnant female potentially producing more than 5,000 bed bugs within a six-month period! They hide in seams, mattresses and dark corners, coming out only at night to feed. You likely won’t feel them or see them though, as they inject a dose of anesthesia along with their bite to avoid the vengeance of a woken victim. Intense itching, lesions and allergic skin reactions will likely follow.

Okay, is your skin crawling yet? Here’s the good news: We have a five-step action plan to help you reclaim your life if bed bugs have crawled into it.

1.       Identify the enemy

The first step is to confirm that you are, in fact, dealing with bed bugs. Early detection is critical to preventing more costly treatment down the road. Bed bugs hide away during daylight hours (and scurry away rapidly if you shine a light at night), so if you spot more than a few you are likely dealing with an advanced infestation.  They’re small; about the size of an apple seed and reddish brown in color. If you do capture a bug, place it in a plastic bag or glass bottle for closer inspection. The adult is broadly oval, flat and wingless.

Bed bug droppings are a tell-tale sign of an infestation. They usually consist of a cluster of dark spots in one area. Look for black residue along the seams of your mattress and on your bedding.

2.       Eliminate clutter

If you suspect you have an infestation, it’s time to start your elimination plan. Bed bugs love to steal away in nooks, crannies and crevices. Reduce their hiding spots by getting rid of any unnecessary clutter. Remove, vacuum and bag any personal items like soft toys, stuffed animals, shoes, bags and knick-knacks.

3.       Treat living areas

Bed bugs are resilient and difficult to kill. There are few products on the market that can destroy them effectively. We like the lineup of products from Live Free both for their strength and safety. The company offers an array of tools that use a toxic-free, plate-based powder to essentially pull the bug apart at the skeletal level. They make for a potent barrier system around the house and offer protection for couch cushions, furniture legs, cabinets, cracks and corners.

4.       Launder regularly

While washing alone won’t eliminate bed bugs, a dryer goes a long way toward killing them off. They don’t like high heat. To finish the job, though, you’ll need an added weapon. Treated dryer sheets like this one disperse a non-toxic powder throughout the dryer that’s formulated to attacks bugs. Be sure to regularly wash all bedding and clothes with treated dryer sheets on high heat.

5.       Prevent future infestation

Once you’ve returned your home to a bug free sanctuary, there are a few steps you can take to minimize future risk. Invest in treated mattress and box spring encasements, which not only protect your bed from migrating bed bugs, but also actively kill them.

Bed bugs are also great travelers and are happy to take a ride home with you in your luggage. Protect yourself by doing a visual inspection of your hotel bed. Examine the mattress, box spring, edges of the headboard and sheets for signs of bed bug droppings or the bugs themselves. Be sure to keep your luggage on a luggage rack and never on the floor or bed.

If you do suspect that you’ve been exposed to bed bugs, launder all your clothing with treated dryer strips, bag personal belonging and consider treating your home with a bed bug response kit.

Finally, remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be an extraordinarily frustrating and uncomfortable ordeal. We hope you never have to encounter it. But if you do, we will have you armed for the battle.

WestPoint Home, known for its innovation, is KiltronX’s Exclusive Partner in distributing a non-pesticide treatment for bed bugs and kissing bugs, of which both spread the deadly Chagas disease

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September 30, 2015 by David Gill

A look at new product launches seen yesterday at the textiles market.

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“The Mooreland ensemble from WestPoint Home”

NEW YORK-More new product launches seen yesterday at the New York Home Fashions Market:

Home Source International is spotlighting the Paisley bed, with a comforter made of lightweight upholstery fabric, and made entirely in the United States … Softline Home Fashions is displaying the Milan collection, a grouping of jacquard curtains in four colors with five coordinating treatments … Along with pushing its Star Wars collection of blankets launched at retail earlier this month, Pendleton Woolen Mills is introducing a line of shower curtains, its first entry into this category, which coordinate with its line of bath towels.

Next is highlighting its two most recent licenses: Genevieve Gorder in bedding, with several looks geared toward millennial consumers; and Budweiser, with a line of beach towels designed with the Budweiser and Bud Lite logos … With opulent master bedroom looks trending well, Croscill is launching several high-style ensembles including Imperial, a damask in a deep blue ground; Minka, a Jacobean look on a gold ground; and Britannia, a scrolling medallion pattern in an espresso brown colorway … Innocor is unveiling a line of bed pillows which combine CopperRest technology, which uses copper fibers as an antimicrobial element, and memory foam … Mooreland, a bed ensemble with a medallion print on a dark blue ground, joined WestPoint Home’s lineup in its Downton Abbey license, which it took on when it acquired Nostalgia Home Fashions.

Bacova Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary by relaunching four designs from its first artist, Grace Gilmore, updating them for today’s consumers. In addition, the company showed its new Jessica Simpson rugs and bath accessories, a quilted chef’s mat that incorporates layers of both memory foam and rubber, and sets of carpet stair treads in both woven and printed tufted styles.

Bedbug Control System to be Featured at National Show

At the 2015 National Hardware Show this spring, textile giant WestPoint Hospitality will be launching the first and only patent-pending layered textile perimeter bedbug control system ever made. This comprehensive system is powered by KiltronX Cutelin, a green-engineered technology.

The National Hardware Show, which attracts a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals, will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2015. This is the prime time and place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning for the $343 Billion-Dollar U.S. home improvement and DIY markets. It is your major source for products sold for after-market home products. Don’t miss this industry gathering.

Visit Westpoint Hospitality and KiltronX Enviro Systems at Booth 5544.

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