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  • Integrity Dark Exterior Colors bring a Home to Life
    13 Clever Ways to Dress Up Your Home’s Exteriors

    Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: March 2018

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  • The Light You Deserve – Make the Most of It

    New England Home: April 17, 2018

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Care for Window and Door Hardware

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Care for Window and Door Hardware: Today’s finishes look great and are long lasting. Find out how to clean and care for Marvin window and door hardware. General Guidelines Use a clean, soft, damp cloth to polish and remove

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Care for Window and Door Hardware

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Care for Window and Door Hardware: Today’s finishes look great and are long lasting. Find out how to clean and care for Marvin window and door hardware. General Guidelines Use a clean, soft, damp cloth to polish and remove

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining Details

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Painting and Staining: Painting a Wood Exterior A bare wood, brand new Marvin window or door must be painted immediately to prevent possible damage to the wood, even if the window or door has been ordered and delivered

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining Details

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Painting and Staining: Painting a Wood Exterior A bare wood, brand new Marvin window or door must be painted immediately to prevent possible damage to the wood, even if the window or door has been ordered and delivered

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining General Guidelines

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Painting and Staining: Painting and/or staining is necessary to prevent damage and maintain Marvin wood windows. Follow the guidelines below to keep your windows looking and performing like new. GENERAL GUIDELINES Immediately following installation, all bare wood windows and

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Painting and Staining General Guidelines

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Painting and Staining: Painting and/or staining is necessary to prevent damage and maintain Marvin wood windows. Follow the guidelines below to keep your windows looking and performing like new. GENERAL GUIDELINES Immediately following installation, all bare wood windows and

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Maintaining Energy Panels

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Maintaining Energy Panels: Often confused with storm windows, an energy panel is technically a glazing option. It is a removable, exterior glass panel finished on the edges by a surround. Energy panels cover the exposed glass surface of each

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Maintaining Energy Panels

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Maintaining Energy Panels: Often confused with storm windows, an energy panel is technically a glazing option. It is a removable, exterior glass panel finished on the edges by a surround. Energy panels cover the exposed glass surface of each

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Removing Labels From Glass

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Removing Labels From Glass: New Marvin windows and doors will bear a Marvin label. Labels and adhesive residue should be removed from glass as soon as possible after installation. If a label does not release from the glass easily, use the methods described below to remove it. Soak the label thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Rub the alcohol into the label with a gentle motion until the adhesive and label are removed.– OR – Soak the label thoroughly with acetone (nail polish remover) and peel the label

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Removing Labels From Glass

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Removing Labels From Glass: New Marvin windows and doors will bear a Marvin label. Labels and adhesive residue should be removed from glass as soon as possible after installation. If a label does not release from the glass easily, use the methods described below to remove it. Soak the label thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Rub the alcohol into the label with a gentle motion until the adhesive and label are removed.– OR – Soak the label thoroughly with acetone (nail polish remover) and peel the label

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Caring for Exterior, Painted Wood

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Caring For Exterior, Painted Wood: Superficial surface dirt can be removed by washing painted wood exteriors with water and a soft-bristled, long-handled brush (such as those used for washing cars). Heavier accumulations can be removed with a mild solution of household detergent. Other cleaning solutions consisting of alcohol/water mixtures are also effective. As with any cleaning operation on a vertical painted surface, streaking will be minimized if the surface is washed from the top to the bottom. Always rinse the surface well with clean water to remove excess

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Caring for Exterior, Painted Wood

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Caring For Exterior, Painted Wood: Superficial surface dirt can be removed by washing painted wood exteriors with water and a soft-bristled, long-handled brush (such as those used for washing cars). Heavier accumulations can be removed with a mild solution of household detergent. Other cleaning solutions consisting of alcohol/water mixtures are also effective. As with any cleaning operation on a vertical painted surface, streaking will be minimized if the surface is washed from the top to the bottom. Always rinse the surface well with clean water to remove excess

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors: Keep your Marvin windows and doors looking their best with regular interior and exterior glass cleaning. Glass Cleaning – How To’s For best results, do not clean glass when it is exposed

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Cleaning the Glass on Windows and Doors: Keep your Marvin windows and doors looking their best with regular interior and exterior glass cleaning. Glass Cleaning – How To’s For best results, do not clean glass when it is exposed

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal: If you experience condensation on the exterior or interior of your window and door surfaces, you may notice discoloration along the lower parts of your wood windows or doors. This discoloration is likely

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Marvin Water Stain and Mildew Removal: If you experience condensation on the exterior or interior of your window and door surfaces, you may notice discoloration along the lower parts of your wood windows or doors. This discoloration is likely

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Annual Window and Door Checklist

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Annual Window and Door Maintenance Checklist: Regular maintenance will help keep your Marvin windows and doors operating smoothly. Use this checklist as an annual maintenance reminder. Weatherstrip is a resilient material designed to act as a barrier in the

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  • Routine Care & Maintenance – Annual Window and Door Checklist

    Routine Care and Maintenance Series Tips for Enjoying Marvin and Integrity Products Hastings Signature Services surrounds the Marvin Window and Door ownership experience with a comprehensive suite of product care related services. In this ongoing series, we will deliver easy-to-share tips that can help homeowners enjoy life with their windows and doors – because the relationship doesn’t end with the sale! Annual Window and Door Maintenance Checklist: Regular maintenance will help keep your Marvin windows and doors operating smoothly. Use this checklist as an annual maintenance reminder. Weatherstrip is a resilient material designed to act as a barrier in the

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  • Congratulations to the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner!

    Designed by Ron Lamarre of Lavallee I Bresinger Architects, the new Student Center at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH is a contemporary space that brings the campus out of the 60s. The building was built to provide a place for students to lounge, learn, collaborate, dine and exercise, while also improving the school’s overall image. Click here to learn more about this winning Integrity project.

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  • Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion

    2013 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner George Gakidis of Gakidis & Stewart designed the Wychmere Pool Bar Pavilion in Harwich Port, MA as an open air gathering space with full views of the ocean and pool. He chose Integrity Wood-Ultrex IMPACT Casement, Awning, and Polygon windows for their durability against the coastal climate. Read the full case studies at awhastings.com/project-profiles The 2014 Red Diamond Achiever Program is accepting submissions through June 26th, 2014. This annual program is a chance for builders to share their projects where Integrity products are used to create a unique solution or on jobs with interesting stories. See the current 2014 entries and submit or nominate a project at integritywindows.com/Red-Diamond-Achiever-Award-Program.

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  • Willard Beach Project Profile

    Shared on Hastings View last summer, this Willard Beach residential remodel continues to be a great example of the durability of Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows and doors in a coastal environment.   Homeowners on the coast are looking for products that will hold up against hot sun, salt spray, flying sand, and driving rain. When it’s time to build or remodel, a high performance, durable window is the key to ensuring the longevity of a seaside home. A recent project in coastal Maine demonstrates how Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows were used to transform a home while protecting it from the elements

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  • The Performance House

    The Performance House is recognized as one of Connecticut’s “greenest” houses. From the outside, the traditional Nantucket style house looks no different than other homes in the neighborhood, but the super efficient home was built to meet, and in some cases exceed, Green Building Standards. Craftsmanship, attention to detail and the low thermal expansion rate made Integrity Wood-Ultrex® windows the right choice for the job. Learn more about the Performance House and the Integrity products used at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Energy Efficient Storm Protection with Integrity Windows

    2012 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Bensonwood Homes built this private residence with energy efficiency and storm protection on the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. Integrity Wood-Ultrex Double Hung, Awning, Inswing French Door, and Picture units were used to take advantage of the beautiful wood interior and the durable fiberglass exterior needed for the intense northeast coastal conditions. The large windows and doors in this home create a transparent atmosphere that connects the inside with the natural surroundings. See more case studies and videos at awhastings.com/project-profiles The Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Program has returned. This annual challenge is a

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  • Not Just Another Insert Window …..

    As you may already know, Integrity Windows & Doors released for sale the Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung on December 16th of last year. This much anticipated release continues Marvin’s “Best in Class” approach to product and market development. The continued strength of the residential remodeling and replacement market has been well documented, and this exciting product will help all of us to capture “our” share of the insert replacement business. If you are like me you may have thought “well it’s about time” or “what took so long”? After all Marvin knows how to make an insert replacement window. True

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  • Integrity Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung

    Our customers have asked for it – and Integrity Windows and Doors has delivered with its new Wood-Ultrex Insert Double Hung! The frame-in-frame design is precision built to the unique window opening, allowing for a clean replacement without disturbing the existing interior or exterior trim of the home. Rich pine interiors are complemented by Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass exteriors and a wide array of options for superior performance and durability that blend seamlessly with the home design.  Hastings Product Specialist Ben Brockett shares more about this key addition to the Integrity product line.

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  • Coastal Perspectives With Hastings Project Manager Betsy Ellery

    When designing for New England coastal projects, architects can take advantage of beautiful surroundings and dramatic ocean views – but they also must take into account the special considerations that come with coastal construction. Achieving the desired results can mean navigating a complex landscape of building codes, product guidelines and weather concerns – all while managing client expectations for performance and aesthetics. Hastings Project Manager Betsy Ellery shares her thoughts on why it’s so important for architects to be able to trust the team behind them when designing for the coast.  “I spend a lot of time working with and

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  • Non-Profit Ambulance Facility Built with Low Maintenance Integrity Windows

    The Madison Ambulance Facility is a non-profit emergency medical service organization that serves the Madison, CT community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The newly constructed building makes use of low maintenance Integrity All Ultrex Single Hung Windows for an energy efficient and affordable solution. Learn more about the new municipal facility at awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • We’re Thinking Pink This Month!

    As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, the color pink is everywhere from the NFL to your local mall and everywhere in between. One thing you might not expect to see is pink windows – until now! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hastings Training Center and several of our retailers are displaying full size Integrity All Ultrex Double Hung Windows painted pink, complete with Komen for the Cure® signage. Staff members at participating retailers will be wearing pink shirts on Fridays in October, and pink corner samples will be traveling around with some of our

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  • Integrity Impact Products Make an Impact on Chatham, MA Police and Town Office Annex

    Learn more about the Chatham, MA Police and Town Office Annex here. The Chatham Police and Town Office Annex is a new construction project that called for an attractive, low maintenance window solution that could withstand the salt air, sun, and wind of Cape Cod. Integrity Wood-Ultrex Impact products met the needs of the project with fiberglass and IZ3 ratings for a durable exterior with a warm wood interior. Learn more about the Chatham, MA Police and Town Office Annex here.

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  • Integrity Windows for a New Home on the Coast in Old Saybrook, CT

    Learn more about this Old Saybrook Private Residence at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. Integrity Wood-Ultrex windows were used in varying sizes in this private coastal residence in Old Saybrook, CT. The clean lines in the product designs and large glass areas created a beautiful façade allowing clear views of the ocean from nearly every area of the home. DESIGNER: J. Brian Buckley Design – Chester, CT BUILDER: Andersen Laurence Custom Home building, LLC RETAILER: Ring’s End Lumber PRODUCTS USED: Integrity Wood-Ultrex Casements, Awnings, Double Hungs, Sliding French Door Learn more about this Old Saybrook Private Residence at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles.

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  • Welcoming Integrity’s Garrett Wilson

    Hastings was happy to welcome Integrity Senior Product Marketing Manager Garrett Wilson to our region this week! Garrett toured our Enfield facilities and has been attending a variety of meetings with our inside and outside teams as well as making site visits with our marketing and sales reps. Garrett hopes to come out of this trip with a great sense of the trends that are important in our market – and to learn how Integrity can best support Hastings as we start to look at our 2014 initiatives. It’s been a productive week all around, and we look forward to

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  • 1950’s Cape Gets a Makeover with Integrity Windows

    Learn more about this home’s transformation and how Integrity Windows and Doors played a part at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. The owners of the Bailey Residence, a 1950’s Cape Cod, wanted to renovate their home to better fit the needs of their growing family. They also wanted to complement the architectural style of their established neighborhood called “Old Hill.” The homeowners required windows and patio doors that would help increase natural daylight and also be energy efficient. The existing footprint was maximized to gain every inch of usable space. Some floor plans were rearranged to situate the bedrooms and living areas in a way

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  • Marvin & Integrity Windows and Doors for a Combined Renovation and New Construction Project

    View the full case study at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. The Cellardoor Winery in Linconville, Maine teamed up with Phi Home Designs to embark on a 4-year series of projects that included the renovation of a 200-year-old barn and construction of a new wine making facility. The combination of both historic and commercial needs presented a challenge of compatibility. Phi Home Designs Owner Michael Roy said, “We wanted the right look with a combination of barn sash style windows and some clear view double hung windows out the back of the farmhouse, to take advantage of the beautiful vineyard view. Marvin makes it possible to change

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  • Marvin & Integrity Windows and Doors for a Combined Renovation and New Construction Project

    View the full case study at www.awhastings.com/project-profiles. The Cellardoor Winery in Linconville, Maine teamed up with Phi Home Designs to embark on a 4-year series of projects that included the renovation of a 200-year-old barn and construction of a new wine making facility. The combination of both historic and commercial needs presented a challenge of compatibility. Phi Home Designs Owner Michael Roy said, “We wanted the right look with a combination of barn sash style windows and some clear view double hung windows out the back of the farmhouse, to take advantage of the beautiful vineyard view. Marvin makes it possible to change

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  • Building Brand Advocates – A Labor of Love!

    Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with an accomplished builder in Fairfield County, Peter Fusaro of Preferred Builders. I’ve heard and read about Peter through the grapevine here at Hastings as well as through the various contractor communication channels, i.e. builder publications, social media. The reason for my visit was to tour a residential project that has received numerous honors for its “green” accomplishments. This project, named The Performance House, now also Peter’s home as a model for prospective buyers, was a winner of the 2012 Zero Energy Challenge. Peter was extremely proud to show people this home, as

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  • Integrity Windows on a Tight Budget

    The Anderson Residence called for a large quantity of glass on a tight budget, in a location with little storage space, and a short construction schedule. This home was built to be entirely handicap accessible on first floor with a guest apartment on the second floor. Having a durable product that fit the design of the home was important, as was the ease of operation of the windows. Intrigued by the technology behind Integrity, Letarte Brothers Construction co-owner, Josh Letarte said,“We are able to confidently use the product and know the customer will have years of use without a lot of maintenance. Integrity allows us to keep

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  • Coastal Perspectives: Willard Beach Project Profile

    Homeowners on the coast are looking for products that will hold up against hot sun, salt spray, flying sand, and driving rain. When it’s time to build or remodel, a high performance, durable window is the key to ensuring the longevity of a seaside home. A recent project in coastal Maine demonstrates how Integrity’s Ultrex Fiberglass windows were used to transform a home while protecting it from the elements and maximizing ocean views. This home near Willard Beach, Portland, ME makes use of the many benefits of Integrity All Ultrex and Wood-Ultrex windows and doors. Given the home’s close proximity to

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