Tag Archive: Construction

Jun 01

Mesker’s NVS Door Stands Tall against Thermal Bow

As Temperatures Rise Mesker’s NVS Door can take the heat! As the summer temperatures start to rise, you may be receiving calls concerning lock/latch binding.  This may be due to “Thermal Bow”, a condition which occurs because of the exterior/interior temperature differential. When a hollow metal door is hit by direct sunlight and the inside …

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May 19

Hollow Metal Frames and Bituminous Coating

I am sure you have run into specifications that call for a “bituminous” coating to be applied in the back of hollow metal frames.  Bituminous coating is a coating containing bitumen, any of various flammable mixtures of hydrocarbons and other substances occurring naturally or obtained by distillation from coal.  The mixture takes on the form …

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May 17

Proper Installation of Hollow Metal Frames

While researching on the internet I ran across a great resource for guidelines to the Proper Installation of Hollow Metal Frames. Before going into specifics about installing frames this site delves into the most common failures and mistakes made as a result of bad installation. It’s a great site that you may find very useful. …

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May 16

She’s not a little girl anymore

I took my daughter, Austin with me on a business trip out of state to check in a large Design Hardware order.  It was a chance to spend time together before she embarks on her adult journey. We had not traveled any distance together over the last couple of years as she was a teenager …

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Apr 18

Design Hardware Resources

Are you aware of all the resources that Design Hardware has to offer.  Here are just a few of the sales tools available for your use. Design Hardware has developed videos to demonstrate installations of their products.  Packaged w/ easy-to-follow instructions & templates, products are easy to install with the efficiency installation crews love. Design …

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Apr 11

NAWIC Region 3 49th Annual Forum

What a time I had at Forum this year.  Greater Palm Beach Chapter did a fantastic job at providing multiple educational and networking opportunities, wonderful food and fun, industry partner/sponsor speakers and charismatic keynote speakers. What a wonderful added touch to be serenaded at breakfast by the a cappella group “Third Row Center“. From the …

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Apr 08

NAWIC Region 3 Forum Welcome Party

Since I attended my first NAWIC Forum 4 years ago I was hooked.  Spending the weekend networking with nearly 100 women from all different aspects of the construction industry is not only a blast it is priceless! These pictures are from Friday night’s Welcome Party which had a “Made in America” theme.  You will notice …

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Mar 24

NAWIC Jacksonville Meeting

I had a great time at NAWIC Jacksonville Chapter’s membership meeting on Tuesday night.  As with any NAWIC event there was a lot of laughing, fun and learning. Jacksonville chapter’s very own Valinda Krynicki (aka Princess V) presented NAWIC’s Program in a Box “Hey, I remember her…” (Marketing Yourself). Valinda is the Business Development Representative …

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Mar 22

Gel Coats vs Polyurethane Coatings

The Ultimate in Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Door Systems What is a Gel coat finish? Gel coat is a pigmented polyester resin used in open molding, bag molding, resin transfer molding, etc. (But not the pultrusion process) for these reasons. 1) It serves as a release agent: Without gel coat the resin would eat through the …

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Feb 07

Short of a Stripper

I once overhead an Architect say, in a very humdrum tone “another Lunch & Learn, you know what that means…pizza or sandwiches and a fight to keep my eyes open”. Following the AIA Continuing Education System guidelines, the learning portion of the Lunch & Learn is very structured.  There is not a lot room for …

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Jan 26

3 Types of Jobs

I saw this sign while visiting one of my distributors.  I chuckled because it seems so true but it keeps popping into my head. Thanks Gene’s Glass for the great material! I remember when a project took at least 6-12 months now it seems like the norm is 3 and even that is not fast …

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Jan 19

Region 3 Director Candidate

Jean L. Cox, CBT, an active member of the Greater Orlando Chapter of NAWIC for 14 years is a candidate for Region 3 Director 2011-2013. Our Greater Gainesville Chapter had the pleasure to have Jean as our January speaker and learn more about her and her desire to be our region’s director. Jean is the …

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