Tag Archive: frames

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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Jan 20

Are your Profits Blowing out the Door?

This is a picture that I took while traveling to the Florida panhandle on a business trip.  It was a cold day and the draft coming through the door made blow drying my hair extremely uncomfortable.  I couldn’t believe the amount of energy and money being wasted by the lack of something so simple, weatherstripping. …

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Nov 15

The end is really the beginning

Want an opening to end user relationships? So, what do you do after the project is over?  If you are asked for a maintenance package do you keep a copy? Do you make one even if it’s not required? An idea I had when I was a distributor was to follow up with the end …

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Nov 10

I Want YOU!

To contact me so I can help you increase your business.  Here are just a few ways I can. Did you know I can help you with quotes for Mesker hollow metal or Design Hardware?  Just send me your take off and I can price up the material for you. Need a sample of any …

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Oct 25

AIA Jacksonville Trade Show

The AIA Jacksonville Trade Show was a rewarding event.  It offered me an intimate environment to speak one on one with architects about the products I represent. Two architects specifically requested I contact them in the next few weeks.  That is invaluable. I will definitely be back next year and look for other AIA events …

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Oct 20


Mesker Door participated in the Dick Graf Memorial Golf Tournament for the DHI (Door & Hardware Institute) Sunshine State Chapter last Friday.  It was held at the beautiful Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Orlando on an incredible Florida Fall Day! John Kay and Mike Overton w/KBO Sales volunteered to head up the event this year …

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Aug 19

Keeping up with the…well, Mesker!

The newest innovations in hollow metal, from the oldest hollow metal company in America. Their NVS Door, Slidelock Door, and Mesker Paint-state of the art prefinished hollow metal are all evidence that Mesker Door is serious about new innovations. The weakest part of a hollow metal door is often the seam. – FACT. The seam …

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Aug 02

My first day…

So, here I am at my desk ready to start my first day of my brand new business. Actually I should be at my desk but what I am really doing is trying to pack for a four day business trip driving about the State of Florida with the current S. Fl. Rep. Clothes are …

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Jul 13

A New Venture…

Its Fourth of July weekend and I’ve used the extra time off to remodel a home office for a new business I’m starting. Some people think I’m crazy for going into business for myself in such a down economy. Especially since the business is construction related. But, I do have a husband and friends (well …

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