This Year’s Convention Offers a Variety of Seminars and Products
The 39th annual convention of the National Sash and Door Jobbers Association is just around the corner—October 12-16, 2002. In the last issue, SHELTER brought you coverage of the sights to see while in San Antonio as well as an expanded list of exhibitors at this year’s event. This issue highlights the program overview, convention speakers and exhibitor products and an updated exhibitor list. So, read on to make the best of this year’s convention.
NSDJA president John Bradberry, executive vice president of Cameron Ashley Building Products, based in Greenville, S.C., will welcome all attendees to San Antonio at the opening general session on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at 2 p.m.
NSDJA first vice president George Lorenz, president of Western Building Products of Milwaukee and chairperson of this year’s annual convention committee, will share highlights of the committee’s efforts in creating ¡Millwork Ole!
Dr. Barry Asmus will give his speech, “Business Update and Perspectives on the Economy,” during the keynote speaker address, which will follow the Bradberry and Lorenz speeches. Asmus is the senior economist of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and USA Today has named him as one of the most requested speakers in America.
Dr. Beck Weathers will speak at this year’s awards breakfast on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 8:30 a.m. Weathers’ speech, “Miracle on Everest,” will be about his incredible story of survival during a violent storm that swept over Mount Everest on May 10, 1996.
Nick Carter, president of WoodWare Systems of Memphis, Tenn., Patrick Majure of Majure Data of Roswell, Ga., and Cal German, president of DMSi of Omaha, Neb., will hold “Understanding Warehouse Management Systems,” on Sunday, October 13, 2002, at 1:45 p.m. With more than 60 combined years of experience in building products distribution and warehousing, these companies will come together to show millwork jobbers proven ways to increase the bottom line using a real-time warehouse management system.
Alan J. Campbell, president of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) of Des Plaines, Ill., will detail, “What’s New?—A Comprehensive Review of New Entry Door Standards,” on Monday, October 14, 2002, at 4 p.m. For the past two years, the WDMA has worked closely with other allied trade organizations to develop a new, comprehensive industry standard for entry door systems.
Lee Judd, product and development manager of Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich., the parent company of Cameron Ashley Building Products, will be speaking at the seminar, “The Benefits of Professional Purchasing Staff,” on Monday, October 14, 2002, at 4 p.m. At this seminar, you can learn how purchasing can become a profit center for your business.
Greg Gurley, national sales manager of Therma-Tru Corp. of Maumee, Ohio, will be speaking at the seminar, “Sales Planning—It’s More Than Names and Numbers,” on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. During this seminar, Gurley will review how to evaluate your sales organization, motivate and hold them accountable.
Bob Green, vice president of Crown Heritage Stair Co. of North Wilkesboro, N.C., will be speaking at the seminar, “How Stair Codes are Changing the Stair Business,” on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 3 p.m. Green will share the significant changes that are affecting the stair industry, such as changes in rake heights and the sphere rule.
Exhibitor Product Showcase
Here are some exhibitor products that will be shown at this year’s convention that you won’t want to miss:
Booth 613: GlassCraft To Offer New Door Profiles
GlassCraft Door Corp. of Houston will showcase many of its new products, including new door profiles, the new rustic “Country Manor” collection, more glass designs and wrought-iron door designs, a series of segment-head transoms and the new Surround-Top 8-foot door series.
Booth 127: Flex Trim To Offer Continuous-Length Mouldings
Flex Trim of Redlands, Calif., will exhibit its Xtrulinear Technology, which gives the company the advantage of being able to produce any continuous length of moulding in any radius shape or profile. This new technology makes it possible for long lengths to coil on a spool or in a box, said the company.
Booth 413: Marley Mouldings To Offer Exterior Porch System
Marley Mouldings of Marion, Va., will exhibit several products. One product the company will be exhibiting is the Marley Woodsavers™ exterior porch and decking systems made from cellular vinyl PVC. The company will also be exhibiting its Pro-Frame™ entrance and patio door components, which include a frame system and a wide variety of brick-mould options, as well as the all-new weldable window product and the Envelop™, a no-maintenance pole and post surround system made of cellular vinyl, which uses a custom-blended PVC material.
Booth 1303: W&F To Exhibit Locking System
W&F Manufacturing of Glendale, Calif., will showcase its Trilenium™ multi-point locking system. This system now includes units for single-swing and French door units in 6-foot-8-inch and 8-foot standard locks and up to 11-foot custom door locks. New to this product line are two additional escutcheon styles with levers and an entry-door grip that will be introduced in the fourth quarter.
Booth 231: Imperial Products to Display Threshold Technology
Imperial Products of Richmond, Ind., will highlight its new threshold technology, the Imperi-SILL.™ The Imperi-SILL is a one-piece, 100 percent composite design, eliminating any wood or aluminum. According to the company, there are no assembly points to leak and no wood or metal to rot, rust, corrode or crack.
Booth 317: JJJ Specialty to Exhibit Exterior Door-Frame Cladding
JJJ Specialty Co. of Minneapolis will announce the addition to its line of exterior door-frame cladding at this year’s convention. The company’s outswing cladding is sold fully machined to the customer’s door’s exact hinge and strike specifications.
Booth 1048: DMSi to Offer Storage Solution
DMSi of Omaha, Neb., will feature its advances in real-time warehouse management systems (WMS), new e-commerce initiatives including the launch of StockNET online catalog builders, laser-form technology offering new clarity to business documents and a new web-based document storage solution. Additional in-depth WMS simulations will be shown at the company’s booth.
|Booth 250: WISE to Exhibit New Machine
WISE Corp. of Largo, Fla., will exhibit its newest product—the 8800 LR. The machine features touch-screen technology, an automatic hinge-feed application and fully savable functions.
Booth 651: Moulding Associates to Showcase New Exterior Designs
Moulding Associates Inc. of Wylie, Texas, will introduce its Alpine Collection, featuring Andean Walnut.™ The Alpine collection has more than 12 exterior designs with creative options, such as grills, and is designed to perfectly complement a variety of architectural styles, said the company.
Booth 1010: Young Manufacturing To Offer Complete Package
Young Manufacturing of Beaver Dam, Ky., will showcase its complete package, which it says makes ordering, shipping and assembly easy with convenient carton frame and sill systems. According to the company, in one complete package, you get every required component. This allows you to order just one package and track just one SKU. You’re able to reduce inventory, reduce purchasing agent time and increase product flow with faster assembly, according to the company.
Booth 846: Gossen to Exhibit Cellular Brick Mould
Gossen Corp. of Milwaukee will highlight its cellular PVC brick mould. The brick mould offers integrated flashing and nailing flange to channel water away from window and door openings and help prevent mold and mildew.
Booth 1243: Builders Automation to Showcase New PVC Oven
Builders Automation Machinery of Largo, Fla., will showcase a new addition to its line of machinery for the door and stair industry. The PVC oven can heat from ½-inch up to 1½-thick PVC from ambient temperatures to 350° Fahrenheit. The oven is insulated with high temperature insulation and special baffling that allows the product to be surrounded by heat for consistent and thorough heating, said the company.
Booth 363: Welsh to Exhibit Mitered Brick Mould
Welsh Forest Products of Memphis, Tenn., will exhibit its fully primed, coated, mitered brick mould and exterior door frames. According to the company, the prime coat seals all surfaces including top, bottom and all sides. It’s so smooth it looks completely finished but will accept paint to match any overall color scheme, said the company.
Booth 457: Full House to Showcase New Door and Jamb Machine
Full House Co. of Melbourne, Fla., will introduce its new Diamond 3001 Millennium Edition door and jamb machine. This machine combines both speed and versatility, which makes it ideal for today’s door shops, said the company.
Booth 451: Decra-Mold to Showcase Corner Block
Decra-Mold,™ a Woodgrain Millwork Co., located in Oklahoma City, will showcase its Outside Radius Base (ORB) Corner Block as part of The Block Shop™ No Miter System™ program. The ORB-6538 is available in pine or oak and can be used with base boards up to 5¼ inches tall and ¾ inches wide, according to the company.
Booth 451: Woodgrain to Showcase Knotty Doors
Woodgrain Millwork Inc. of Fruitland, Idaho, will exhibit its wide variety of knotty doors. Interior and exterior, panel and bi-fold doors are available in both knotty pine and knotty alder. French doors and sidelites and a line of Shaker patterns, new to Woodgrain but steeped in tradition with simple square cuts and exceptionally clean design, are offered in knotty alder, according to the company.
Booth 264: Railing Dynamics To Offer Maintenance-Free Vinyl Products
Railing Dynamics Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., will showcase its line of Endurance maintenance-free vinyl products, with turned structural vinyl porch and newel post kits. Each kit is tailored to allow for customized applications, said the company.
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Booth 407: Polincay to Exhibit MDF Mouldings
Polincay Export of Santiago, Chile, will highlight its Ultralight MDF mouldings, which are primed with a unique formula that produces a superb finish. The moulding surface is easy to paint, requiring only one coat in many applications, according to the company.
Booth 1030: Contact Lumber to Exhibit Veneers
Contact Lumber of Portland, Ore., will exhibit its fleece-backed thin veneers, which are available in almost any wood species. The veneers are available in clear strips to 145 inches in length or finger-jointed (or butt-jointed) into efficiently sized 3-inch inner core diameter rolls for those customers who have invested in roll and flying cutoff saw technology. Generally, non-spliced veneer blanks can be sourced and veneer produced up to 6 inches in width, according to the company.
Booth 825: Norfield to Exhibit Horizon System
Norfield Industries of Chico, Calif., will showcase the Horizon system. This system consists of an automated loader, beveler, machining center and assembly center, all of which are controlled by a single operator, said the company.
Booth 919: WoodWare To Offer New Computer Software
WoodWare Systems of Memphis, Tenn., will introduce its new computer software capabilities. Wood-Ware’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) utilizes hand-held radio frequency-based barcode scanners throughout the warehouse. According to the company, the use of RF devices provides real-time updates and inquiries to the inventory control module so that products can be tracked throughout the warehouse, every time they are touched or moved.
Booth 1213: Buffelen to Showcase Mission Style Door
Buffelen Woodworking Co. of Tacoma, Wash., will highlight its Mission style door. According to the company, the clean lines and classic look of century-old Mission style doors are enjoying a renaissance in homes all across the country. This quality wood door is available in fir, hemlock, oak and knotty pine.
Booth 1121: Dunbarton To Offer Reversible Flush Bolt Prep
Dunbarton Corp. of Dothan, Ala., will introduce many of its Rediframe® product innovations and developments. One innovation is the company’s reversible flush bolt prep, which allows a steel door frame to be prepped for either left- or right-hand flushbolt applications. Another development is the adjustable ASA strike prep, which is patent-pending. According to the company, this strike-embossed backup plate allows for 1/16-inch horizontal adjustment.
Booth 903: ODL to Exhibit Screen System
ODL Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., will showcase its award-winning EntryPoint® integral screen system, which features a slam-resistant retractable screen door integrated into the door trim for a clean, finished look. According to the company, distributors can attach the system to the entrance door jamb to take the place of traditional brick mould.
Booth 854: Olde Lexington to Exhibit Balustrade System
Olde Lexington Products of Lexington, N.C., will showcase its new composite exterior balustrade system. This system includes large 3½-inch and 5¼-inch balusters in primed, pre-finished white and custom colors. It will be available in traditional smooth as well as textured and aged finishes, said the company.
Booth 131: Novatech to Showcase Decorative Glass and Mini Blinds
Novatech Glass Inc. of Ste-Julie, Quebec, will showcase its decorative glass collection. Available as quick-ship items, stock will be sent within 24 hours from Novatech’s U.S. distribution centers, according to the company. The company will also be introducing internal mini blinds into its Imagine gliding french door.
Booth 1348: Menuiserox to Showcase Square Posts
Menuiserox Inc. of Beauceville, Quebec, plans to showcase a number of products including square posts, handrails, landing treads and furniture components. To ensure quality, the company says it purchases select new materials and modern equipment specific to production.
|Booth 819: Simpson to Showcase Custom-Door Program
Simpson Door Co. of McCleary, Wash., will highlight its custom-door program. The company recently opened its new custom-door manufacturing facility in Centralia, Wash. The expansion signals a new era for Simpson, drawing on the company’s wood door expertise to produce up to 600 custom doors per week, according to the company.
Booth 1103: Taylor to Highlight SecuraStorm System
Taylor Building Products of West Branch, Mich., will exhibit its SecuraStorm™ system. The system minimizes the consequences of wind borne debris with a design pressure of +50 –60 psf, reducing damage within building structures during major storms, including category III hurricanes, said the company.
Booth 1148: Loxcreen to Showcase Weatherstripping
Loxcreen Co. Inc. of West Columbia, S.C., will showcase its newly-designed weatherstripping plus its new corner pad—the Locator—which offers a combined sealing product. According to the company, Loxcreen’s foam weatherseal 9650 now features multi-point contact and is the only weatherstripping that seals in three places.
Make the best of this year’s NSDJA convention. Make it a point to get to as many booths as possible and to attend at least one of the seminars available. Plus, you won’t want to pass up the Grand Finale Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 6:30 p.m., highlighting the country music group Asleep at the Wheel. Come by and see us at our booth—booth #908. See you there!
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