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Only Online - Shelter March 2007

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Transportation Protection Products

Beam Me Up, Scotty
LCS Precision Molding of Waterville, Minn., has a number of new products that address the problems of moving and transporting heavy and awkward door and window units. These products include: slide/bottom protectors which facilitate easy transport of oversized heavy and awkward units; door skids which protect door side jambs during transportation; door clips which secure and maintain alignment of pre-hung doors during transportation and installation; and friction plugs which are a one-step door plug.

Door Components

A Blend of Craftsmanship
RSL Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., supplies an array of design options and sizes. With more than 42 years of experience, RSL blends old-world craftsmanship with quality into each decorative doorlite. New designs include Carousel, Coventry, Templar, Pearl, New Hope and Lotus.

Precious Metal
Kenyon's Stained Glass Factory Inc. of Grove City, Ohio, just released a new product catalog for its Precious Gems Collection. The collection features unique doorlite designs that will give homeowners the chance to customize their front door.

In addition to stained glass doorlites, the company has added the new Metalist designs. These designs simulate the look of forged ironwork, but with intricate detail that cannot be established with original wrought iron. The customer is able to pick a design and change any color, texture or caming material at no extra cost or lead-time.


Stay on Track
The DQ Technologies of Cedar Park, Texas, offers an Order Delivery Tracking (ODT) System, which the company says provides accurate delivery and scheduling information to dispatch, sales and management organizations.
Distributors and dealers can combine powerful GPS technology with Sprint and Nextel handsets or a variety of fixed-mount vehicle options. This solution offers a cost-effective option for real-time tracking of mobile resources, such as delivery vehicles and personnel.

Information in an Instant
DMSi's 30-year focus on software innovation for building product distributors and wholesalers continues with BInformed, Agility's powerful business intelligence application. In as little as 30 seconds, users can interactively zero in on answers to business performance questions, detect business trends and respond to the ever-changing events.

Three standard applications of BInformed include sales analysis, accounts receivable analysis and inventory analysis.

Moulding and Millwork

A New Thinner Coating
Established in 1999 in Indiana, A. H. Furnico offers its customers an array of moulding and millwork.
Most of the company's moulding and millwork products are coated with a calcium carbonate and adhesive mixture (Jesso), which the company says offers a much smoother primed surface than other priming methods. In fact, the company now offers a thinner Jesso coating of less than 1/16 of an inch.

The Best of the Best
Best Moulding Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., manufactures solid and fingerjoint mouldings. It also offers oak, maple, poplar, radiata, ponderosa and banak solid mouldings as well as fingerjoint clear and fingerjoint primed mouldings. Mouldings are available in long and short runs.

Get on Board
Asia Building Materials Limited (ABML), based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, offers Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) trim boards, pattern stock and beaded ceiling with a 25-year limited warranty.

The company has been supplying styrene polymer brick mould to its customers for several years as well as the Paulownia wood species.

In the Groove
Buildex Co. Ltd. of Seoul, South Korea, offers a variety of products, including jambs, brick moulds, trim boards, reversible V-groove beaded plant and shutter components.

The company says there is no need to paint its exterior components, which are made of Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride, but they can be painted without a primer coating or sanding beforehand.

What a Profile?
Perfect! Wood develops and manufactures superior wood and plastic composite profiles for the building products industry. The company offers exterior wood mouldings that are rot-resistant and won't warp or split.
The company says the mouldings will nail, screw and even saw better than most wood, and will accept paint, glue and stain like real wood.

In addition, the company offers brick mould in convenient seven foot lengths.

Imports Galore
Washington Millwork of Camas, Wash., supplies distributors with both domestic and imported millwork products from South America and China.

The company's product selection includes primed and pre-finished Gesso-coated mouldings, exterior doors frames, assorted door components for prehanging, stair parts, spindles, balusters and newel posts, stair treads and risers as well as assorted interior stile and rail doors in oak, pine and knotty alder. Longer doors are available as a special order.

Customized Products Available
Vi-Lux Plastics Inc. of Napanee, Ontario, offers a variety of interior and exterior moulding profiles, as well as custom extrusion for the door and window industry. Products include many of the popular WM® profile as well as a variety of brickmoulds, including grooved, flat-bottom, flanged and J-channel.

The company says all Vi-Lux products are made of a durable outer skin with a PVC foam core. All products come with a comprehensive 25-year limited warranty.

The company also offers a cut-to-length program (headers and legs cut to your specified length) for both the flat-bottom and grooved-back brickmould.

All in the Family
Menzner Lumber and Supply Co. of Marathon, Wis., was started as a family-operated business, and it is a full-line supplier of hardwood mouldings, which include a primed poplar line and veneer products.

The company offers several different specie options which include red oak, hard maple, soft maple, select white soft maple, poplar, cherry, ash, knotty alder, walnut, birch, lyptus and hickory.

Pocket Doors

Put this in Your Pocket
Pemko of Ventura, Calif., offers a Pocket Frame Kit. This knock-down kit is constructed with heavy-duty hardware, extruded aluminum reinforced studs with a lumber stiffener that resist bowing, and an extruded, non-rusting aluminum box track to prevent the wheels from jumping off the track.

The Pocket Frame Kit can handle a weight capacity of up to 200 pounds, 1 3/8-inch or 1 ¾-inch thick doors, a maximum door size of 4 feet by 8 feet and an available double-door adaptor.

Stairs and Stair Parts

A Perfect Match
Since 1979, Menuiserox Inc. of Beauceville, Quebec, has been providing its customers with hardwood stair components, including handrails, bending rails, landing treads and more.

The company says it offers perfect color matches and top quality fingerjoints. White hard maple, red oak, cherry, beech and many more species are available. Handrails up to 24 feet long are also available.

Sales Support

Need Some Representation?
Bentley Sales of Stokesdale, N.C., employs 11 full-time sales reps and three support staff to service the millwork industry from Florida to Maine.

With more than 100 years of experience in all phases of the millwork industry, the company says it specializes in training distributors, contractors and architects.

Protect Your Products
Doorframer Inc. of Arbuckle, Calif., manufactures a number of products to keep building products safe while in transport. These products include: closures clips, which help secure the door to the jamb; racking spacers, which prevents racking of doors during shipping and handling; bottom straps which secure jamb and door when no sill is attached; self adhesive margin and trim spacers, which maintain adequate reveal between the door and jamb; hinge protectors and spacers, which provide protection for the hinge and a cushion between doors; and general corner spacers and retailers, which provide protection and spacing between doors during shipment and storage.

Door Components

A Sure Thing
The SureSill Integrated Flashing System (IFS) is a two-part system made of recessed slopes and end dams that stop moisture and direct it down and away from the building.

The Austin-based manufacturers says the first part, HeadFlash™, is the top half of the system that drains moisture over the top of windows and doors and down to the exterior of the building.

The bottom half of the SureSill IFS is the Sloped Sill Pan. It prevents moisture from entering the building and drains it away from the building across the entire rough opening. Its unique channel plate provides a recessed slope across the entire rough opening and the horizontal surface for installation of windows and doors.