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SYNLawn BCSPCA Dedication - Kelowna, BC

SYNLawn, a leader in synthetic turf, donates labor and materials to create a beautiful backyard-type space for shelter dogs. KELOWNA, British Columbia – It was a proud but tearful moment when Mike Holdenried, national sales manager of SYNLawn Canada, and the BC SPCA Kelowna Branch posthumously recognized Rene Bourgault during the dedication of a 900-square-foot play and exercise space.

In 2015, Bourgault, franchise owner of SYNLawn Okanagan and avid supporter of the SPCA, donated 900 square feet of pet turf and the labor needed to create a space where dogs that are awaiting adoption can exercise freely. Sadly, Bourgault died in a river-rafting accident shortly after the project was completed and just a few weeks before he was due to be married to his high school sweetheart.

In 2017, the new owners of SYNLawn Okanagan, following in Bourgault’s footsteps, donated an additional 900 square feet of synthetic turf and installation labor. This second play area was dedicated to local resident Erica Malanchuk who has tirelessly worked to rescue stray animals and donated her time to caring for the animals at the Kelowna SPCA. "I am very honored to host the dedication of these two wonderful spaces and to recognize the efforts of these two very special people," said Sean Hogan, SYNLawn branch manager. SYNLawn, as a corporation, has adopted the SPCA as its pet charity throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the Kelowna SPCA, SYNLawn is donating labor and material for six additional SPCA shelters around the world as well as a portion of the sales proceeds from its special synthetic pet turf to the SPCA organization.

SYNLawn also supports the SPCA Bagdad Pups Rescue program to bring dogs back together with soldiers who have returned from service and had to leave their 4-legged friend behind. The turf company is offering $250 off a SYNLawn installation to anyone who adopts a dog from a shelter.

Sound Proofing Hotel Windows Near a Roaring Train Track

Inside the Blueprint travels to Alexandria, Virginia, to discover how a hotel builder managed to figure out how to keep the outside noise of the roaring D.C. Metro train line from disturbing guests -- before ground had even broken on the project.

St. Cloud Window, a second-generation women-owned business founded in 1952, was the company that completed this monumental task. A leading designer and manufacturer in aluminum windows and door products for more than 60 years, St. Cloud created six inches of space between insulating and attenuating glass to ensure maximum comfort for hotel guests. As any traveler knows, no matter how good the continental breakfast or how cozy the bed, if outside noises keep you awake at night, the chances of a return visit to a hotel are slim to none. St. Cloud Window provided a highly effective solution to a complicated project.

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