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Jun
6
2019

When providing product for a publicly funded project, materials suppliers must comply with some very strict rules and regulations regarding domestic sourcing of materials. Understanding which rules apply for a specific project can be difficult, especially with the names the government has selected. For example, two of the most common acts are the Buy America …

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Jul
26
2018

Proper installation is imperative for the correct operation of doors and frames, as it is with any product that gets assembled or installed after purchase. Sure – after numerous installations it becomes second nature and installers don’t need to reference the instructions. However, if it’s the first installation ever or in a while, the process …

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Jun
6
2018

With increased media attention and bold students leading the charge, schools are looking for ways to make their buildings more secure to defend against armed attackers. The logical places to start are entry points, not only exterior doors and windows but interior as well. The problem is schools have so many doors in their buildings, …

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Feb
1
2018

They sound virtually the same so you can understand why most people – even in the construction industry assume they are synonymous, but fire protection and fire resistance refer to two separate performance criteria set forth by the International Building Code (IBC). These two categories have their own unique requirements related to test standards, applications …

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Jan
10
2018

Zinc Coating

No, I’m not talking about the stuff lifeguards used to smear on their noses back in the 80’s to protect from the sun. In the commercial door industry, zinc coating is an important attribute in quality steel doors and frames. While its anti-corrosive nature is extremely valuable, the most noticeable advantage is the way that …

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