Volume 46, Issue 9 - November/December 2007

On Display
A variety of millwork products—including railings, interior doors, door components, decorative millwork, software, mouldings, machinery, exterior doors, stairs and stair parts, screens and more were on display at this year’s Association of Millwork Distributors’ Annual Convention.

Here are some of the products that really impressed Shelter staff at this year’s convention. For more products from the convention, please visit Shelter ’s Only Online section at www.sheltermagazine.com

Look No Further for Hardware
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. introduced the fifth in a series of six Master Catalogs: “CRL83 Door and Window Replacement Hardware Catalog.” CRL83 features the company’s selection of screen fabrication supplies; storm window and door components; sliding glass door and window hardware; operators for casement and awning type windows; door closers and commercial door hardware; insulating glass supplies; and a diverse selection of sealants, fasteners, tools and cleaners.  www.crlaurence.com

Energy-Efficient Product
As more and more customers look for energy-efficient products, Schlegel of Rochester, N.Y., is offering door sweeps that are made with a rigid, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) backing, which increases its strength and makes for easier installation. The product’s thick PVC ensures that the sweep profile is not deformed under normal use and is more resistant to tearing and surface defects. www.schlegel.com

Get the Bill Right
LJI Technologies’ new ProJob module assists distributors in providing the right billing enhancements to deal with turnkey operations such as large condominiums and sub-divisions properly. The company says its new enhancements make it easier than ever to build products. www.ljitechnologies.com 

Door Installations Made Easy
HighMark Digital displayed a system that makes it easy for distributors to make installed sales part of their business. The company’s One-Cut system provides a three-step door fit system within existing jambs. With One-Cut, interior and exterior doors are precisely measured, cut and fit within minutes.

One-Cut uses proprietary tools and software that deliver precision measuring, cutting and fitting of doors, accounting for any variances in the door jamb, hinges and hardware by digitally capturing the structural components of the existing frame. The patented One-Cut system includes a door imaging system, custom door machining center and software that ensures the final fit is accurate within 1/64-inch. With this process, HighMark Digital claims that it can reduce door installation time to as little as five minutes per door for any skill level. www.highmarkdigital.com 

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