The Nuts and Bolts: Healthy Homes Conference Gets Boost

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and HUD Sign 5-Year Agreement to Promote the National Healthy Homes Conference

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes have entered into a partnership to advertise and promote the National Healthy Homes Conference (NHHC), with the most recent event held at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN from May 28-30, 2014. The National Healthy Homes Conference (NHHC) is a unique event that brings together health, housing and other professional tradespeople to improve the quality of the homes and lives of America's families and communities.

"Our shared mission is to gather, engage and integrate leaders in the green, healthy homes movement to advance the healthy housing 'cause' so all can benefit. The next National Healthy Homes Conference (NHHC) will be the result and culmination of this process," said Rathey.

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New How-To Video Makes Installing and Finishing Drywall Easier

For do-it-yourself homeowners who have wanted to install and finish drywall for their home improvement projects but weren't sure how, National Gypsum, the maker of PURPLE® high-performance drywall products, has produced a simple step-by-step video to make it easier than ever to install and finish drywall. Featuring Anitra Mecadon, design expert and host of DIY Network's Mega Dens, the video is available at and can be viewed in its entirety or step-by-step.

"Hanging drywall is the first step for many home improvement projects, and we are providing DIYers with another tool to get the job done right," said National Gypsum Marketing Director Jay Watt. "Whether you're adding a media room, updating your kitchen or bath, finishing your basement or 'man cave,' we make it easy to learn the ins and outs of installing and finishing drywall with these simple, how-to instructions so you can get the most out of your walls."

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GRIME BOSS® Partners with Home Rehabber and TV Personality, Nicole Curtis

Nice-Pak's new home cleaning brand, GRIME BOSS®, announced today that it has partnered with home rehabbing expert and TV personality, Nicole Curtis.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Nicole Curtis into the Nice-Pak family," said Robert Julius, Chairman and CEO of Nice-Pak Products. "Nicole's philosophy goes hand in step with what we do. We both strive to make the most out of every home, to bring it to life, and to make it shine."

Building upon Nice-Pak's long track record of superior product performance in commercial, healthcare, and industrial settings, the GRIME BOSS brand is a real game-changer for the home quick cleaning market. "Nicole is a natural brand ambassador for GRIME BOSS since she sees the potential waiting to be released in every home and she is able to jump into rehab projects to repair, revitalize and clean. She offers the wisdom. We offer the cleaning products," said Julius.

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