12/31/2012 04:52:00 PM


"We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words
on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity
and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

12/11/2012 04:00:00 PM

THE WHOLESALER Features Article on Jason and Jacuzzi Family Story



"A Lasting Legacy -- the Family Behind the Name: The Jacuzzi Family Celebrates 30 Years at Jason International" is featured in the December 2012 issue of THE WHOLESALER.

The article, written by Mary Jo Martin highlights a variety of information on the innovations made by Jason International and includes history and background about the Jacuzzi family.

Martin recently attended fall customer training at the Jason factory, located in North Little Rock, Ark. During her visit, she immersed herself in all things "Jason," not only attending classroom training alongside Jason customers from around the country, but interviewing Jacuzzi family members, taking photos, and making time to enjoy a MicroSilk® bathing experience at the beautiful showroom of nearby Falk Plumbing Supply.

Featured are descriptions of the various types of hydrotherapy, including information about MicroSilk®; history of the Jacuzzi brothers' immigration from Italy to the United States and the start of the Jacuzzi Bros. company; a profile of Jason International founder, Remo C. Jacuzzi, his book Spirit, Wind & Water,  and his vision for Jason; the importance of wholesalers to the industry; and more.

THE WHOLESALER serves the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial piping distribution industries.

To read THE WHOLESALER article, click here: http://thewholesaler.com/dec_12/jacuzzi_feature.php or view a .pdf file of the article here (article begins on page 44): http://www.thewholesaler.com/pdf/tw12_2012.pdf



12/07/2012 02:53:00 PM

Zero-Threshold Shower Base Is 4th Most Asked About Product

The December 2012 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News lists the TZ3260 Zero-Threshold Shower Base as No. 4 in its 20 Most-Asked About Products for 2012. 

See page 33 of their December 2012 Issue HERE http://kitchenbathdesign.epubxp.com/i/95940

The shower base is crafted to meet Universal Design needs including those of Americans who are choosing to age in place and stay in their homes longer. Find out more about the product here.





11/05/2012 03:10:00 PM

MicroSilk® featured on Wisconsin's Morning News Program

Wisconsin Television Features MicroSilk


See AB & K Bath & Kitchen's Molly Madsen and Jason International's Paulo Jacuzzi discuss MicroSilk® and bath remodeling on The Morning Blend, TODAY’S TMJ4 morning television news program. 

The segment was filmed Monday, November 5, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Click here to view video:


Check out www.abandk.com for more information.

 

10/25/2012 03:17:00 PM

TZ3260 Shower Featured in List of Accessible Bath Products

October 2012 Issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News Spotlights Jason's TZ3260 Zero Threshold Shower Base in Product Review


The topic is Accessible Bath Products Merge Function and Style and features bath products that go beyond the basics when it comes to service and style. Showcased are more than 20 pieces and fixtures that deliver their main functions along with extras that make life easier.

You'll find Jason's TZ3260 Shower base featured on page 58 at this link October 2012 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The TZ3260 offer accessible luxury and functionality and is a perfect fit for those "aging in place." It offers a barrier-free access to allow easy entry and exit. The stainless steel linear drain accommodates a standard 2" shower drain connection. It is available in left or right and with or without the seat.



See it on our website here: http://www.jasoninternational.com/products/products.aspx?productgroupid=396

10/12/2012 09:15:00 AM


HEALTH-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS BRING THE SPA EXPERIENCE HOME

Home Spas Provide Family Wellness Benefits with Comfort, Convenience and Privacy

 (North Little Rock, Ark.) – Many health and wellness enthusiasts are bringing the benefits of a day at the spa home to their families by making a fill-and-drain home spa the centerpiece of a special room in their homes.

“A family home spa delivers health benefits in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  And those natural benefits to body, mind and spirit are increasingly important as so many people find it difficult to relax and recharge,” explained Jennifer Jacuzzi-Peregrin, a member of America’s first family of hydrotherapy and senior marketing executive with Jason International, Inc. “Jason’s Home Spa Collection offers home spas which are comfortable, quiet and clean.”

Jennifer offered these key considerations in making a wise home spa selection:

DESIGN: Look for a drain and fill home spa that is ergonomically designed, providing lumbar support, armrests and space for three or more adults. Consider tri-level seating, which provides the opportunity to conserve water and adjust the depth for a minimal, medium or deep soak. Easy access via steps with a hand rail is a plus. 

HYDROTHERAPY: Consider home spas with Whirlpool, AirMasseur® and combination Air-Whirlpool Hydrotherapy with strategically placed whirlpool and air jets to deliver tailored therapies. Jetted neck pillows help with relaxation, delivering a targeted massage to neck and shoulders. Downward-angled air channels, V-DrainTM Jet Assembly System and Automatic Channel Drying Systems keep systems clean and dry after each use.

OPERATION: For ease of use and maintenance, consider a fill-and-drain home spa designed to be drained after each use. Look for a home spa that has a rapid fill system. Jason home spas offer dual heaters to maintain water temperature and separate control keypads for dual therapy zones to keep everyone happy.

FEATURES:  Think about the elements that contribute to relaxation, those include quiet, clean and sensory.  Jason manufactures the quietest baths and home spas on the market. Quiet DesignTM Engineering technology dissipates sound. Silent air controls, quieter jets and plumbing systems engineered to reduce noise contribute to a peaceful bathing experience. Our Level-FormTM Base absorbs vibrations and insulates against heat loss. Our maintenance-free ozone antimicrobial system works automatically to destroy bacteria. Our synchronized chromatherapy lights and sound immersion systems enhance a relaxing, rejuvenating spa experience.

About Jason International, Inc.
Jason International celebrates 30 years of hydrotherapy leadership in 2012. Founded by Remo C. Jacuzzi and his family, Jason offers a broad line of cutting-edge hydrotherapy bathing products engineered to help bathers achieve their desired health and wellness goals. These include Soaking, MicroSilk®, AirMasseur®, and Whirlpool and combination hydrotherapy with artful ergonomic designs, quiet operation, and hygienic construction to enhance the therapeutic benefits of bathing and restore mind, body and overall well-being. For more information, please contact Tena Dick, tenad@jasonint.com, visit the Jason International website at www.jasoninternational.com, or call 501.771.4477.

9/27/2012 01:42:00 PM

MicroSilk Featured in Tennessee Publication

MicroSilk Hydrotherapy is featured in AT HOME TENNESSEE


Jason's MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy is featured in At Home Tennessee magazine in their article titled "Skin Remedies" in the current October issue. 

At Home Tennessee is a statewide lifestyle publication featuring topics from d├ęcor, design, fashion and beauty to cuisine, entertaining, travel and health. 

Thanks, At Home Tennessee, for getting the word out about this wonderful hydrotherapy that is truly a miracle for the skin! See Jason MicroSilk® in their current publication here. For more information about MicroSilk® and other Jason Hydrotherapy Products, please visit our website at www.jasoninternational.com.




9/12/2012 04:14:00 PM

BENEFITS OF BATHING

HEALTH-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS SEEK THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF BATH

Health, Wellness Attributes Drive Luxury Hydrotherapy Bath Purchase Decisions

(NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The bath is back.

Consumer trends have shifted during the past century from baths to the convenience of showers. Yet, as more Baby Boomers age and more families create multi-generational households, preferences for bathtubs – especially those separated from showers – are trending upward.

“Consumers are moving back to baths for the therapeutic benefits,” explained Jennifer Jacuzzi-Peregrin, co-owner and top marketing executive with Jason International Inc., based in North Little Rock, Ark. “Many want those restorative properties long associated with the cleansing of the body, calming of the mind and renewing of the spirit.”

Jacuzzi-Peregrin, a member of America’s first family of hydrotherapy, offered these keys to homeowners as they select the best bath:

Right Fit – Measure available space and select a bath appropriate for the size and shape. Luxurious baths come in round, oval, rectangular and corner shapes, among others, and a variety of lengths and widths. There are many opportunities to find a comfortable fit and a bath that maximizes lumbar support.  Your bath should fit your body. So try it before you buy it by sitting in the bathing well to see if it feels comfortable. These days many consumers are opting for free-standing pedestal baths as part of a transitional approach to interior design that blends the comfort of traditional with the sophistication of contemporary.

Right Hydrotherapy – Consider who uses the bath and benefit from hydrotherapy options. Would a grandparent with arthritis benefit from a long, warm soak? Would a massage help a high school athlete with tired, sore muscles?  Would mom like to wind down, relax and get ready for a restful night of sleep?  Jason offers Soaking Hydrotherapy, AirMasseur® Hydrotherapy, Whirlpool Hydrotherapy and its new, patented MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy, the first hydrotherapy created specifically to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.  Various forms of hydrotherapy may also be combined and may be operated independently or at the same time.

Right Options – Optional features enable bathers to customize the hydrotherapy experiences. A digitally controlled LED chromatherapy lighting system provides a soothing choice of aqua, blue, green, purple, red and orange. A sound immersion system puts you in the music by transforming your bath into a speaker. Automated drying and sanitation systems help keep systems clean and healthful and plumbing lines dry between uses.

Right Quality – Shop, compare and focus on quality, so the result will be a bathroom and bathing system with which you can live healthy and well for many years.

9/12/2012 04:00:00 PM

HEALING POWERS OF H2O

HYDROTHERAPY BATHS  HARNESS HEALING POWERS OF H2O FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

Search for the Optimal Bathing Experience Combines Art and Science

(NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The power of water to cleanse the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit has been understood since the days of ancient Babylon, Greece and Rome. These days, however, consumers have more choices in hydrotherapy baths and broader access to the health benefits they provide than ever before.

“Hydrotherapy helps release toxins, relax muscles, enhance circulation and hydrate the skin, all as it promotes relaxation,” said Jennifer Jacuzzi-Peregrin, co-owner and top marketing executive with Jason International Inc., based in North Little Rock, Ark. “MicroSilk, the newest technology from Jason, even fades wrinkles, combats aging and lifts spirits.”

 “At a time when nearly 25 percent of American women aged 40 to 59 take stress-reducing medications every day, it’s important to consider the natural benefits of hydrotherapy as part of a daily bathing ritual,” she said. “These benefits are available to everyone who has a bath.”

Jacuzzi-Peregrin, a member of America’s first family of hydrotherapy, offered these suggestions to consumers as they consider which hydrotherapy bath is best for them:

Soaking Hydrotherapy – A long, deep soak in warm water stimulates the contact and temperature nerve receptors on the surface of the skin. These signals tell the brain to increase circulation, as it does when the body undertakes cardiovascular exercise. This ancient form of hydrotherapy releases stress and promotes relaxation.

AirMasseur® Hydrotherapy – AirMasseur® provides a gentle air-bubble massage as millions of warm air bubbles are released through strategically spaced air jets on the sidewall of the bath. AirMasseur® engages the light-touch nerve receptors just below the surface of the skin. The brain responds by boosting circulation and promoting relaxation.

Whirlpool Hydrotherapy – Whirlpool delivers streams of pressurized air and water through focused jets and transfers this energy deep into muscle tissues below the skin to the pressure nerve receptors. This energy relieves tight, stressed muscles, rejuvenates muscle tissues and improves flexibility in the joints.

New MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy – MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy is Jason International’s newest and uses its newly patented technology to generate tiny, oxygen-rich micro-sized bubbles that enter the pores of the skin. These microbubbles hydrate and moisturize the skin, fading the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaving skin silky to the touch. In addition, anions generated in the mist on the surface of the water stimulate serotonin levels and promote feelings of well-being similar to those experiences near waterfalls or ocean waves.

 “Hydrotherapy bathing systems are available in combination, MicroSilk®-AirMasseur®, MicroSilk®-Whirlpool and Air-Whirlpool, and may operate independently or together,” Jacuzzi- Peregrin said. “We manufacture the quietest baths on the market. And we provide optional chromatherapy, sound immersion and other luxury bathing systems technology for a truly unique hydrotherapy experience.”

8/23/2012 03:59:00 PM

MicroSilk® Makes a Splash in "Style Files" of Local Magazine

MicroSilk® Makes a Splash in "Style Files" of Local Magazine

At Home in Arkansas features Jason's patented hydrotherapy in "What's New in the Natural State" 

The home design magazine, At Home in Arkansas, has featured Jason MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy in its upcoming September 2012 issue!

Jason International operates offices at 8328 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.

The focus of the issue is "Kitchen and Bath Inspiration for Any Style," and featured are more than 83 ideas, tips and products. Jason is proud to have our MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy included in such a select listing.

Appearing with the heading "Rejuvenation Therapy," is a  photo of the Jason Designer Collection KT553 MicroSilk® Bath. The write-up invites readers to "Give your skin and your bathroom a makeover with MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy from Jason International, the first hydrotherapy created to rejuvenate the skin." Several central Arkansas Jason displaying showrooms, their phone numbers and websites are mentioned, as well.

If you would like to find out more about how MicroSilk® can update your bath's style AND rejuvenate your skin, please visit the Jason website at www.jasoninternational.com, where you'll find information about other stylish Jason products, too. For more information about At Home in Arkansas, go to www.athomearkansas.com or click the photo below.



 






8/14/2012 11:51:00 AM

Jason MicroSilk® Bath Featured in Beautiful Kitchens & Baths

In case you haven't heard, Jason MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.

The Spring 2012 issue features a write up about Jason's revolutionary new bathing system in its "What's Beautiful" feature under the "Products We Love" section.

A photo of the Jason Designer Collection KT553 Bath and a description of MicroSilk® appears under the heading, "If these items were displayed in a store window, people couldn't help stopping to stare. And they'd be saying, 'I must have that.'"

What a coincidence -- that's exactly how we feel about MicroSilk®.

The commentary ends with the statement, "We want this in our bathroom. Now."

We at Jason are sure that everyone will want the silky touch and rejuvenating hydration of a Jason MicroSilk® bath once they hear about all the innovative health and wellness benefits it brings to luxury bathing!

For more information about MicroSilk® and other Jason products, please visit the Jason website at www.jasoninternational.com.


8/10/2012 04:43:00 AM

Jason's New MicroSilk Wand

Have you heard about Jason's new "Magic Wand?"


As bathers have experienced the wonders of our newest hydrotherapy, MicroSilk®, so many of you have remarked, "I wish I could put my whole face in it." Well, guess what? We heard you and NOW YOU CAN!

Designed as an accessory to the Jason MicroSilk® Bath, the new hand-held MicroSilk® Shower Wand features a sleek chrome finish. Plus, it provides all the benefits of MicroSilk® to the bather’s face, scalp and upper body with the added convenience of its flexible 63”hose.

It's easy to use, too. You simply plug the wand into your MicroSilk® bath jet before turning on the system. Direct the wand where you want it to go, then turn on the system to begin a magical, microbubble-infused shower of oxygen-rich water. Nice!

And, in case you haven't heard about the therapeutic benefits of MicroSilk®, this revolutionary new hydrotherapy is all about the bubbles. Oxygen-rich microbubbles to be precise. These tiny miracles – 50 microns or less – are the reason for the huge breakthrough in MicroSilk® hydrotherapy. Our patented process creates literally billions of these little wonders that work to truly enhance and improve your skin’s health and vitality.

You see, the microbubbles form a cloud of oxygen in your bath and give you a delightful, effervescent sensation. Individually, the microbubbles actually gently penetrate your pores for a deeper cleansing, all while moisturizing your skin and plumping fine lines and wrinkles, too.

Plus, the water stays warm because, as the microbubbles collapse in the water, they release their heat energy, which helps maintain a consistently warm bathing experience without the need to add more hot water. How's that for ingenuity?

For more information about the MicroSilk® Wand, which includes a flexible 63” Shower Hose, a Shower Wand Adapter, and two Hose Gasket Washers; MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy; or any of Jason's other wonderful products, visit a Jason Showroom near you.To find the one nearest your location, log on to the Jason International website at www.JasonInternational.com or call 800-255-5766.

7/23/2012 09:12:00 AM

Jeremy Smith of Central AZ Supply on Channel 3

Jeremy Smith, Showroom Director talking about the latest in bathroom remodeling for Channel 3-KTVK at our new Phoenix Showroom. From customizable showers with steam, body sprays and rainshowers to the most relaxing bathroom tub in the industry; a Jason tub with MicroSilk® technology to remove impurities in your skin with oxygen. This video shows the latest bathroom products as only can be seen with The Studio at Central Arizona Supply.




7/12/2012 11:18:00 AM

New Partnership with Balboa Water Group, Inc.


Jason International, Inc. Announces New Partnership with Balboa Water Group, Inc. Expands Jason’s Patented MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy Technology for the Hot Tub Industry.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Little Rock, Ark. (July 2012) – Jason International, Inc. (JASON) of Little Rock, Ark. announced that a licensing agreement has been reached with Balboa Water Group, Inc. (BWG) of Tustin, Calif. The agreement licenses Jason’s patented MicroSilk® Technology for use in the spa/hot tub industry.
“Our agreement with BWG is an important step in the expansion of our MicroSilk® technology into markets beyond those we serve ourselves,” explained Remo C. Jacuzzi, Chairman and CEO of Jason International. “We are pleased about the opportunity of making the therapeutic experience of MicroSilk® available to a broader consumer base.
We have had a close relationship with BWG for many years and have discussed the use of our patented technology for several months. We are confident the alliance with BWG regarding MicroSilk® will be mutually beneficial for many years to come.”
Jason International, Inc.’s patented MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy technology was introduced in 2011. Microbubble technology supersaturates bath water with billions of micron-sized oxygen-rich bubbles much smaller than typical bubbles produced by traditional jetted and air baths. Not only do microbubbles maintain the warmth of the water, they offer many health and beauty benefits, including stimulating the immune system and penetrating the pores, lifting away impurities, hydrating the skin, and fading the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
“Jason International is widely known as a leader in the hydrotherapy industry through its product innovation,” said Eric Kownacki, CEO of Balboa Water Group. “MicroSilk® is so unique in the bathing industry, and BWG is pleased to be Jason’s exclusive partner in helping bring the many health and wellness benefits of MicroSilk® to hot tubs.”

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About Jason International, Inc. celebrates 30 years of hydrotherapy leadership in 2012. Founded by Remo C. Jacuzzi and his family, Jason offers a broad line of cutting-edge hydrotherapy bathing products engineered to help bathers achieve their desired health and wellness goals. These include Soaking, MicroSilk®, AirMasseur®, Whirlpool and combination hydrotherapy with artful ergonomic designs, quiet operation, and hygienic construction to enhance the therapeutic benefits of bathing and restore mind, body and overall well-being. For more information, please visit the Jason International website at www.JasonInternational.com, or call 501.771.4477.

6/21/2012 03:08:00 PM

Legacy of Innovation Marks Jason Hydrotherapy’s First 30 Years

MicroSilk®, Air-Masseur® and Whirlpool Baths, Pace-setting Strides in Comfort, Cleanliness and Quiet Affirm Commitment to Health, Wellness

North Little Rock, Ark. (June 7, 2012) – If the past is prologue, the future at luxury bathing systems manufacturer Jason International, Inc. is likely to be lustrous as the company marks 30 years of hydrotherapy innovation, leadership and success. Jason Chairman and CEO Remo Jacuzzi founded Jason International, Inc. with his children in 1982 after the sale in 1979 of the first-generation Jacuzzi family company that pioneered and came to define the hydrotherapy industry.“Our compass has been the commitment to craftsmanship and innovation inspired by the generation before us,” explained Jacuzzi, who is affectionately known as Mr. J. The company’s name is derived from Jacuzzi-Son. The company operates from offices at 8328 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.Through three decades, Jason Hydrotherapy has demonstrated its passion and prowess for developing and delivering products that enhance health and promote well-being. Its performance is extraordinary. With ErgospatialTM design, the company created a comfortable cradle for bathers and with its Patented Level-FormTM base, the company reduced noise, curtailed heat loss and trimmed installation costs.  With its Quiet DesignTM engineering, the company enabled bathers to hear themselves think as they rest, relax and recharge. And with its Sani-Design® technology, the company enhanced the cleanliness of whirlpool baths with systems that automatically keep water lines clean and dry. Jason Hydrotherapy brought to market AirMasseur®, the first air-bath made in the USA. It produced the first combination Air-Whirlpool bath made in America. And its commitment to innovation continues.
This spring, editors of Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas selected Jason’s MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy, the first hydrotherapy created specifically to rejuvenate skin, among its top innovative new products. MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy quietly generates billions of oxygen-rich MicroSilk® bubbles that are much, much smaller than those from traditional jetted and air baths. So they are able to penetrate the pores, gently cleanse and hydrate the skin and fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.“Innovation is at the heart of what we do,” said Jason President Jerry Prewitt. “Our dedicated, hard-working people make exceptional products. They provide unsurpassed customer service. This milestone is a testament to their drive and commitment to enhance health and wellness every day through the best hydrotherapy products in the world.”


6/21/2012 02:43:00 PM

Jason International Wins Design Excellence Award For MicroSilk®

MicroSilk®Hydrotherapy Bathing System Lauded Among 2,814 Entries from 500+ Firms

North Little Rock, Ark. (May 16, 2012) – Jason International, Inc. announced today that MicroSilk®, the patent-pending technology behind its popular skin-revitalizing hydrotherapy baths, received Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) honors for 2012. MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy won a Gold Award in the largest and most prestigious annual awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes.
Design Journal, the authoritative international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, sponsored the annual design excellence search.
“We are grateful for this accolade from an authoritative panel of industry judges,” said Jason Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Remo Jacuzzi. “The industry award follows the selection this spring of MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy among the 30 most innovative products of the year by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas.”
“To earn praise from both design industry trendsetters and leading consumer authorities reflects well on our company and our people, who make the world’s best hydrotherapy products right here in the USA,” Jacuzzi said.
MicroSilk® Hydrotherapy quietly wraps bathers in an oxygen-rich cloud of microbubbles. The luxurious sensation creates a unique therapeutic experience. Because  MicroSilk® microbubbles are so much smaller than bubbles from jetted baths and air baths, they gently cleanse the pores, moisturize the skin and erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
MicroSilk® is available on more than 50 Jason bath designs in a variety of shapes and sizes and may be combined with other forms of Jason Hydrotherapy.