Volume 46, Issue 8 - October 2007

AMD
Products that Soar Above the Rest
All Millwork Categories 
Available for Distributors to Browse  
Schedule at a Glance               Exhibitor Listing

Distributors will find products from every millwork category at the 43rd Annual AMD Convention. From doors to mouldings to software to components, find what you need to help your customers stay ahead of the competition.

Interior Doors
Booth #520: A Solid Choice
If you want to distribute a knotty pine door product, then stop by Masisa USA’s booth and take a look at the company’s solid pine interior door styles. These doors feature two large vertically V-grooved, raised panels with an arched-top rail and are popular in rustic applications, as well as the high-end residential market. The company, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, also supplies Shaker-style doors. www.masisa-usa.com

Booth #632: Meet Growing Demand
Help your customers meet the growing demand for 8-foot doors. Visit CMI’s booth and see the Chicago-based company’s two new 8-foot interior door products: The Cellini Series and the Craftmaster® Corvado™. The Cellini Series (pictured here) combines three-dimensional molding that can be matched with select CraftMaster raised-panel, 8-foot designs and affixed to the door face. The CraftMaster Corvado two-panel, square-top, plank interior door is available in passage widths from one foot six inches to three feet. www.cmicompany.com 

Booth #338: A Door that Houses Books
Your customers will love the functionality of this interior door. Woodfold Manufacturing Inc. in Forest Grove, Ore.’s new Bookcase Door System features an engineered hardware system that allows opening and closing two fully loaded bookcases with minimal effort. A low profile threshold and combining a pivot and roller assembly and multi-adjustable top guide (all patent pending), are the key to this new idea of “doors that work.”

These bookcases are manufactured by Appleply® and are available in a number of hardwood veneers. www.woodfold.com 

Booth #936: A Hardwood Touch
A door that looks like furniture? That’s what Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. in Wausau, Wis., will have on display. The company says its Advantage doors feature the richness of furniture-grade hardwood veneers, an engineered core and hardwood inserts at all stress points. Advantage doors are available in raised panel, French and flat panel. In addition, nine Advantage Rust wood door designs and matching bifolds are tailored for Southwestern, country or log home styles. www.kolbe-kolbe.com 

Door Components
Booth #1106: Under Warranty
Are you looking for a threshold with a warranty? Columbia Aluminum Products offers the New Advantage Warranty, which provides lifetime coverage to the original homeowner for its Columbia 900 Plus Series thresholds. Company literature states that these thresholds offer a maximum design pressure rating of 55, outstanding staple retention, an interlocking woodgrain riser for improved seal and a high dam profile for increased protection. www.columbiaaluminumproductsllc.com 

Booth #711: Think Nickel
Beaver Dam, Ky.-based Young Manufacturing offers an additional finish to its exterior door sill line. The new nickel finish is available on the HP Clad® Sill (US Patent #6,484,446) and features an exclusive flashing weatherstrip, a furniture-grade oak interior and an all-clad exterior.

In addition, the AA Top Drain® Sill (US Patent #5,179,804) also is available in the new nickel finish. The AA Top Drain sill features a unique storm drain that serves as a second line of defense against all door leaks. www.youngmanufacturing.com 

Booth #904: No More Callbacks
No one likes callbacks! Made by EverMark® in Buford, Ga., EverFrame exterior frame components provide a solution to moisture wicking up the frame resulting in frame rot, insect infestation and costly callbacks. The company’s patented EverJamb™ is constructed with a bottom block of solid PVC that eliminates moisture wickage. www.evermark-lnl.com 

Booth #420: Close that Deal
Doorframer Inc. in Arbuckle, Calif., can supply a product that will make life easier for your customers who provide installations.The company has launched two additional products to complement its line of closure clips: the 2 ¾-inch Backset Closure Clip (CL-5) and the Split Jamb Closure Clip (CL-4). With a reinforced, plastic mold construction, the CL-5 fits all 2 ¾-inch backset doors, specifically heavy entry doors, and it can be used as a closure clip for double doors and doors with sidelites.The CL-4 is installed on the pre-hung door prior to casing application. It is a one-piece part, secured by staples to the jamb. www.doorframer.com

Software
Booth #920: Improve Productivity
Maximizing business productivity, improving margins and enhancing customer service levels are of utmost importance to millwork distributors. Computer Associates Inc. (CAI) in Smithfield, R.I., has made two new enhancements to its Ponderosa software to help distributors meet these goals.

Ponderosa’s Business Intelligence solution is a management tool that lets distributors view operational data as intuitive, easy-to-read dashboard objects. You can respond to changing financial conditions and enhance communication among departments and more. Ponderosa also features a set of tools optimized for installed sales. You can set up customer contacts and determine gross profit for a job by tracking the value, amounts invoiced, production orders, costs of goods, purchase orders, payments and other aspects of the contract. www.caisoft.com/ponderosa

Booth #431: Track It
Distributors are always looking for ways to track deliveries. DMSi’s Agility software can help. The Omaha, Neb.-based company now offers integration with the dispatch and delivery tracking software solution of DQ Technologies. According to DMSi company literature, the DQ Technology solution helps maximize accurate deliveries while improving the efficiency and profitability of dispatch operations. www.dmsi.com 

Booth #532: Become Near-Perfect
Would you like to achieve near-perfect inventory accuracy? Majure Data in Alpharetta, Ga., is helping distributors transform their businesses. The company says its users are seeing dramatic improvements through its RF Navigator Warehouse Management System, Dashboard, and Labor Management System. The core benefit that these products bring is near-perfect inventory accuracy; according to the company, once you have that, everything else flows from there, including, but not limited to:

www.majure.com

Booth #726: A Firsthand View
If you haven’t discovered a software module to help order doors (with a myriad of options available), you may want to stop by Booth #726. WoodWare Systems in Memphis, Tenn., will be displaying its new Configured Order Entry module. Company literature says the module allows for point-and-click selection of pictures and options for door units, window units and other products and is available on the company’s Version 6 relational database system.Woodware will also be displaying its Var-I-Frame Configurator, WoodWare WebConnect™ and WoodWare DataView. www.woodwaresystems.com

Mouldings
Booth #304: FSC-Certified Mouldings

BrasPine Madeiras Ltda. of Porto Alegre, Brazil, produces a variety of products, including finger-jointed mouldings, exterior frames, split jambs, edge-glued boards and panels. Not only does the company supply to North America, but also to Europe and Asia. Its products are manufactured with wood from planted forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. www.braspine.com.br

Booth #738: Read All About It
TLC Mouldings of Willacoochee, Ga., has a tool that will make it easier to show your customers all of the company’s product offerings. TLC’s 2008 edition of the Harmony Profile catalog is now available. The updated publication contains several new profile offerings of the company’s primed MDF and light-density fiberboard mouldings and boards, as well as raw-ripped stock utilizing Langboard MDF. All of the company’s material is made in the United States. www.tlcmouldings.com 

Booth #1037: Cut to Precision
Are your customers complaining about making precise miter cuts on medium-density fiberboard (MDF)? Then visit Rocklin, Calif.-based Pacific MDF Products’ booth and see its Pac Fit Components line. The company says its Pac Fit Components match a large selection of its PC Trim® profiles, which are produced from MDF and coated with its unique Pac Prime® process. www.pactrim.com

Booth #732: Service with a Smile
Sunset Moulding Co. of Yuba City, Calif., says it provides personal service to its distributors when they order moulding products. The company’s Suntrim™ MDF product line comes in lineals, cut-to-length, exterior frames, stiles and rails, interior jambs, board products and shelving. In addition, the company offers specialty items, such as priming, mitering, weatherstripping, bar coding, shrink wrapping and more. www.sunsetmoulding.com 

Booth #237: Mouldings for Life
Looking for radiata pine mouldings? Fletcher Wood Solutions in Annapolis, Md., operates pine manufacturing facilities in Taupo, New Zealand, and says it manufactures defect-free, appearance-grade radiata pine products. In the North American market, Fletcher distributes its clear boards, mouldings and LIFESPAN™ treated wood. The company says its LIFESPAN™ trim boards, fascia, siding and exterior mouldings are 100-percent real wood and FSC-certified. www.lifespanoutdoor.com 

Machinery
Booth #618: Advance Your Machine
Need a new machine to complement an exterior door pre-hanging system? Kval Inc. in Petaluma, Calif., may have the answer. The Kval 995 routes hinge pockets, pre-drills screw holes and fastens three or four full hinges with an auto-screw gun. One operator can produce two jambs per minute even with four-hinge jambs.

The machine also offers advanced touch-screen controls, which provide automatic adjustment between 6-foot 8-inch and 8-foot exterior door jambs. www.kvalinc.com

Booth #310: Save with Remanufactured Machinery
In this current cash and credit crunch our country is facing with a downturn in the housing market, it is still possible to retool your plant or upgrade your aged equipment at reasonable prices.

Builders Automation in Largo, Fla., will be exhibiting a remanufactured door machine that has been upgraded with today’s technology. The machine is capable of producing 6-foot 8-inch to 8-foot doors and can have pre-drill, flush hinge routing and hinge applications added at order entry or field installed at a later date. The company has taken a time-tested machine design and upgraded it with off-the-shelf, current components and technology. The machine is industrial processor-controlled, uses proximity sensing and has added engineering upgrades to enhance the flexibility and reliability of the equipment.  www.buildersautomation.com 

Booth #1038: A More Affordable Machine
“The Falcom X-Y Doorlite is a part of our newest system solution,” says Norfield Industries’ general manager Mark Breault. “Customers asked for a mid-priced, X-Y doorlite machine with automated capabilities and Norfield responded.”

The doorlite machine features both rectangular and square doorlites, without a template, and further creates a solution for cutting non-square lites such as ovals, sunbursts and half rounds. It can process up to 150 doors per an 8-hour shift, accommodating a variety of door sizes. www.norfield.com

Exterior Doors
Booth #210: Get it Right
RightConcept in Tacoma, Wash., offers its IMPACT Series of flush, glazed fiberglass doors, which are Miami-Dade County-approved for use in high velocity hurricane zones.The IMPACT series features fiberglass skins that are dent-, crack-, split- and rot-resistant, as well as non-rot composite stiles and rails. www.rightconcept.com

Booth #707: A True Legacy
You can start a legacy by distributing Tacoma, Wash.-based Buffelen’s Legacy Series. The series is a complete line of doors, sidelites and transoms that are highlighted with zinc caming. There are nine door, three sidelite and two transom designs. With this series, distributors can offer customers the ability to mix and match the doors, sidelites and transoms, thus offering several entryway configurations. www.buffelendoor.com 

Booth #820: Let’s Get Crafty
Much of American Craftsman style is based on the original Craftsman homes of the early 1900s. Westport, the new collection of Craftsman-style doors, from Moulding Associates Inc. in Wylie, Texas, is true to this tradition. These mahogany doors are available in 6-foot 8-inch and 8-foot heights by 36-inch, with one 42-inch width, and are offered in both square-top and eyebrow-radius styles. The line consists of 14 variations in three basic design styles. In addition, the company is offering Prairie style units that can be enhanced with accents such as: straps, clavos, speakeasies, sidelites and transoms. The Craftsman doors and sidelites come with traditional dentil shelves and are true divided lites with insulating glass. www.maidoors.com 

Booth #239: Easy to Assemble
One millwork company has made it easy for its distributors to assemble an entry door quickly. Merrill Millwork in Merrill, Wis., is displaying a new entry door, aluminum clad/wood frame system. It is prefabricated and ready to assemble with your customer’s door panels and sills. The system is also supplied complete with wood/clad jambs and headers, weatherstripping applied and is ready to fit any sill and any panel size. www.park-vue.com

Booth #638: What a Performance
You have a new choice to provide customers who want a wood look inside and extra protection against Mother Nature on the outside. Simpson Door Co. in Federal Way, Wash., offers the Simpson Performance Series®, a collection of upgrades designed to allow wood doors to perform in the harshest of environments. The doors WaterBarrier technology combines a one-piece, medium-density overlay and PVC sticking on the outside of the door.In addition to WaterBarrier technology, the Performance Series features UltraBlock® technology, a composite block material that is finger-jointed into the bottom of a door’s stiles, where water infiltration typically occurs. www.simpson.com

Stairs and Stair Parts
Booth #438: No More Staining
Have your customers been complaining about finishing and staining their stair systems? Coffman Stairs in Marion, Va., has a new finishing program that reduces installation costs and eliminates jobsite finishing and sanding. Available on every SKU in the Coffman line, your customers can choose from four popular finishes: natural, golden oak, provincial and early American. Stain kits and colored putties also are available.

In addition, the Craftsman Family from Coffman contains full stair systems offering the contemporary look that’s currently popular in house designs. www.coffmanstairs.com

Booth #629: Climb Above
The Marwin Co. says it offers the tallest folding attic stairway on the market. This new attic stairway is 10 feet 9 inches and duty rated for 350 pounds. It features 1-by-5 stringers, 1-by-6 tread, dual section hinges, dual steel handrails and 100 percent nut-and-bolt construction. The stairway is part of the company’s Superior product line and is available in three models: SP-89 (22 ½ inches by 60 inches), SP-109 25 ½ inches by 60 inches and SP-309 (30 inches by 60 inches).  www.marwincompany.com

Screens
Booth #606: Elegant 
A screen door is available for even the most elegant patio doors and homes. The GranDeur by RiteScreen is a deluxe outswing screen door and features an ultra heavy-duty 4-inch wide by 1 and ¼-inch thick extruded aluminum frame. The Elizabeth, Pa.-based manufacturer says single or double French door units are available and stylish mortise handle options include five finishes: black, white, brass, satin nickel or oil-rubbed bronze with a deadbolt lock. www.ritescreen.com 

Railings
Booth #706: Strong as an Ox
If you already distribute Gadsden, Ala.-based Dixie-Pacific Manufacturing Co.’s QuickRail™, you’ll be glad to know that the company has redesigned the system to be even stronger. With a low-maintenance design, QuickRail’s multi-layered composite formula offers thicker walls, greater stiffness and rigidity. It will not decay, warp, fade, chip, splinter or rust, according to the company. www.dixie-pacific.com 

Booth #615: In with the New
Those of you who already distribute RDI’s Novaline® railing line will want to stop by the Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based company’s booth and check out its new style. Until recently, the company had offered the Novaline kits in paintable, stainable Natural and Pearl White, both with square balusters. Now you can give your customers the option of a Natural railing kit designed for use with ¾-inch round balusters. www.rdirail.com 

Decorative Millwork
Booth #832: Up in a Flash
A new patent-pending flashing and column installation kit is on the market. HB&G of Troy, Ala.’s new flashing kit is included in the company’s Tuscan cap and base sets for PermaCast® columns.

HB&G says it listened to distributors’ customers; it incorporated a unique design that provides a one-piece flashing which covers the top of the column, preventing water, insects and debris from going inside the top of the column. www.permacast.com 

Booth #530: A Furniture-Like Mantel
Do your customers want a mantel that looks like a beautiful piece of furniture? Stop by Pearl Mantels booth and find mantels made of an Asian hardwood called Choi which company officials say has a beautiful, tame grain that is easily paintable or stainable. The Collierville, Tenn.-based company’s mantels are available unfinished or many are available pre-finished from the factory.

In addition, the company offers the Contractors Corner line, which is paint-grade and made from MDF.  www.pearlmantels.com 

Associations
Booth #915: Up to Your Standards
The Woodland, Calif.-based Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (WMMPA) recently updated its Quality Standards, which are available in PDF format and may be ordered through the bookstore on its website. The document includes information ranging from interior wood jambs and exterior wood doorframes, to general requirements for wood mouldings and more. www.wmmpa.com


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