On Your Mark
AMD Heads to Charlotte, N.C., for Annual Meeting
The Association of Millwork Distributors will hold its 46th Annual Convention
and Trade Show in Charlotte, N.C., October 9-14. The event, which originally
was scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tenn., and was moved due to damage
caused by the recent flooding, will be held at the Charlotte Convention
In addition to a trade show, several informative sessions will be held
to help attendees grow their businesses. Among these the following topics
will be covered:
• Strategic Selling During Recovery;
• Why Generations Collide at Work; and
• The Housing Outlook.
Several networking opportunities also will be available, including a reception
on October 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Read on for a sampling of the innovative moulding and millwork products
that will be on display.
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Get Streamlined with Ponderosa Software
Want to save money and improve margins? Ponderosa Software says this is
possible through use of its Millwork Product Configurator. The product
offers a suite of integrated manufacturing tools that the company says
is easy to use while simplifying production and maximizing margins on
each product component. The product can also be used to enter inventory
and schedule ule shop time for virtually any built-up product.
“Our millwork customers have achieved real process improvements, easily
measured in terms of percent of on-time and
complete shipments, inventory accuracy and turns and an improved income
statement,” says the company.
DMSi Goes Designer
With the goal of enabling its customers to continue to have cutting-edge,
flexible technology DMSi has created the myUI Designer. The product allows
customers to lay out their transaction screens in the way that makes sense
for their businesses, according to the company.
Key features of the product include the ability to add or remove any field,
set fields, set the tab stops on fields where customers normally have
to enter data, customize information and have access to unlimited layouts.
See Door Testing in Action
Imperial Products will promote its door system design and testing capabilities
at AMD, and what better way to do that than through door testing? The
company will set up a test wall to show testing protocols and methodologies.
All doors will be tested utilizing the company’s best in class components
such as the 5Y Threshold™, 2-2 Sweep™, and Leading Edge Corner Pads™.
The company says these products provide performance levels in excess of
PG45, as proven by third-party certifications.
The company will also showcase its new MPLS-3™ multi-point locking system.
The product is a traditional stainless steel multi-point system that comes
with a patent-pending installation system. The new SureFit™ template
system provides an installation methodology that requires only 15 minutes
to install, according to the company. An astragal conversion kit
is also available that allows a TripleSEAL™ astragal to be converted to
an MPLS-3™ compatible in less than five minutes.
Make Your Mouldings Perfect
Perfect! Wood® will be showcasing its Premium Exterior Moldings for
the first time at the upcoming AMD show. Perfect! Wood® is an engineered
wood composite that the company says will not splinter, twist, or rot.
The product accepts nails, staples and screws within one half inch of
the edge, maintains strong screw retention, and routes beautifully with
little or no chipping or ragged edges. Profiles include exterior door
jambs, brick mould, mull posts and more. Available in both smooth and
wood grain, the product says the product can work as a complement to fine
fiberglass, wood, and steel doors.
FrontLine Features Array of Product Offerings
FrontLine Building Products will feature a variety of products at AMD
including its aluminum entry door cladding, a complete line of transom
windows, architectural windows, historic replacement windows and wood
and aluminum window grilles.
In June of this year, FrontLine, based in Green Bay, Wis., acquired the
assets and property of B&B Engineering Corp. in Medford, Wisc. B&B
will continue operations as FrontLine Bldg. Products Inc. Medford Division.
The company says that acquisition enhances the product offerings of FrontLine
Building Products – Green Bay and Medford Divisions.
Take the Defense
Cascade Wood Products now offers its Total Frame Defense™, which it says
it achieves by utilizing a full immersion Woodlife® 111 preservative
treating process. Company officials say they treat the entire frame from
top to bottom to protect help their door frames resist rotting, decay,
splitting, warping, twisting and mold.
Stop Air and Water Infiltration with New Astragal Product
Endura Products will be releasing its performance tested, multi-point
locking astragal at the AMD show. The all-in-one multi-point astragal
stops air and water infiltration by preventing door deflection inherent
in traditional double-bore applications, according to the company. The
multi-point locking astragal eliminates the expense and hassle of traditional
multi-point hardware and extensive rework required on doors, the company
In conjunction with AMD’s NASCAR theme, Endura plans to hold pit crew
races at AMD to demonstrate the minimal machining and simplicity of the
multi-point astragal installation. The company says the design and mechanics
of this product are unique in that the multi-point lock is operated with
the throw action of a standard deadbolt, providing two additional points
of engagement between the active and inactive doors at the top and the
bottom of the panels.
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