Category Archive: Industry News

Dec 19

Classroom Barricade Devices Are Not The Answer


The Door Security & Safety Foundation has launched a campaign to warn about the dangers of classroom barricade devices. Sadly, the growing number of school shootings have prompted the public to come up with solutions to locking down a classroom door without rconsidering the additional problems that these devices create. There are specific life safety …

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Nov 28

Fiberglass Ballistic Doors


Fiberglass Ballistic Doors by Special-Lite The AF-100BR3 Door is the first ballistic door manufactured using fiberglass pultrusion technology. This process produces a smooth-faced, corrosion and bullet resistant fiberglass door, with incredible strength and fully sealed for easy cleaning.  Independent lab tested ANSI \ UL-752, Level 3 NIJ-STD-0108.01, Level 3A Bullet resistant panel surrounded with 7.2 …

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Jul 11

DOL New Overtime Regulations


DOL New Overtime Regulations Are the DOL new overtime regulations stressing you out? Relax, you have a few months to prepare.  The new regulations go into effect December 1, 2016. You have probably heard that the new regulation significantly increases the minimum salary for employees that are classified as white collar and highly compensated, exempt …

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Jul 05

How Long Is It Going To Last

How Long Is It Going To Last? Bid requests are rolling in, contracts are being signed and backlog is finally notable. The year started with good predictions and hasn’t disappointed. Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicted 6% growth, with the value of construction starts reaching an estimated $712 billion. Distributors are busy, …

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Nov 06

Supa Doors and the Forever Young Initiative


I’m sure you are aware of the steady increase in hospitality projects over the last 18 months. It is a huge improvement over the last few years when there was little to no activity in this sector. Between Mesker Door, Design Hardware and Supa Doors I am quoting at least 2 projects per week. I …

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Aug 26

Proud to be a part of HMXpress


As you have probably heard, Hollow Metal Xpress (HMX) is now part of the Mesker Door & Design Hardware family of companies.  I am proud to be able to bring the products and services of this notable brand to my customers. HMX is known for it’s Speed Flexibility Dependability & Quality. Their services include Same …

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Aug 26

Happy Anniversary To Me! (And Mesker!)


I can’t believe it took LinkedIn to remind me of my four year anniversary!  That’s right, A.G. Wilson Building Solutions was born four years ago this month! I have enjoyed every day of it! Even though this industry can be a trifle difficult at times, :-), I absolutely enjoy what I do.  I love using …

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Jul 01

Forum for the Future Kick-Off Breakfast


At past DHI conferences, I have put most of my focus on the expo floor. This year I wanted a different experience so I made a commitment to participate in as many learning opportunities as I could fit in. I am embarrassed to admit that this was my first time attending the Forum for the …

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Jun 30

DHI CoNEXTions 2014


DHI CoNEXTions 2014 I had a wonderful time at the DHI Convention this year. Many things contributed to the success of my trip to Dallas. First and foremost was the pleasure of reconnecting with the many friends that I made over the last two decades working in our industry. I said friends but truth be …

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Jul 01

Building Boom Cities

If you didn’t catch this article in Forbes last week check it out now.  It’s a great article on metro areas with the most new construction. Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction Happy Monday!

Jun 24

Construction Climbs!

Good news to get us going for the week! May Construction Climbs 5 Percent NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $495.7 billion, new construction starts in May advanced 5% from the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Much …

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Mar 22

Good News Mondays


It’s starting to be a trend to bring you good news on Mondays.  It starts the week of on a good note. According to the “Marketplace” section of the Wall Street Journal, plywood is in hot demand.  An increase in demand combined with limited supplies have bumped prices up nearly 50%. They also report that …

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