Print

LinkLine: Fall 2015

Our Featured Manufacturers:

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The fall 2015 update adds or expands the listings of eight featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the fall 2015 update:


Custom® Building Products is North America’s largest supplier of tile and flooring installation systems for residential and commercial projects. Founded in 1964, the company’s primary products fall into four categories:  surface preparation products, tile setting mortars, grouts, and maintenance products. CUSTOM products are distributed nationally through leading tile distributors. For more detailed information on CUSTOM products, look for their new placements in Sections 09 0561 – Common Work Results for Flooring Preparation  and 09 3000 – Tiling.


J.R. Hoe and Sons produce construction site products, structural steel and miscellaneous metal fabrications and industrial casting and machined products. To introduce their product lines to SpecLink-E users, they have chosen to place multiple styles of Cast Downspout Boots into Sections 05 5000 – Metal Fabrications, 07 7123 – Manufactured Gutters and Downspouts, and 33 4111 – Site Storm Utility Drainage Piping.


Lutron Electronics Company, Inc, the inventor of the dimmer, is a leading manufacturer of lighting and shade controls ranging from individual dimmers to total light management systems that control entire building complexes. Lutron is headquartered in Coopersburg, PA with sales and service offices located worldwide. Lutron’s Sivoia QS motorized shades can now be specified in Section 12 2400:LUT – Window Shades – Lutron Sivoia QS/Sivoia QS Wireless, Lutron Caseta Wireless lighting, temperature, and shade controls can now be specified in Section 26 0924:LUT2 – Lighting Controls – Lutron Caseta Wireless.


Rodda Paint Company is the largest paint manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest with offices and manufacturing facilities located in Portland, Oregon. Rodda is also part of the Cloverdale Paint Group, based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Rodda makes or distributes high quality paints, high-performance industrial protective coatings, and professional supplies demanded by many professional segments of the industry through 53 full-service company locations covering the five state region of AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. Products by this manufacturer can be found in Section 09 9113 – Exterior Painting and 09 9123 – Interior Painting.


The world leader in electrochromic glass for the building industry, SAGE Electrochromics Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, and is the producer of SageGlass® dynamic glass. This electronically tintable glass controls sunlight without shades or blinds, and is designed for windows, skylights and curtain walls. SageGlass has the potential to reduce energy usage through reduced cooling loads and lighting use, as well as initial costs associated with fewer lighting fixtures and down-sized HVAC systems. SAGE products and related control systems can now be specified in BSD Sections 08 8836.21- Electrochromic Tintable Glass, and these two new proprietary Section 08 8836.21-SAGE - Electrochromic Tintable Glass – SageGlass and 26 0905-SAGE - Electrochromic Tintable Glass Controls – Sage.


Trim-Tex Inc. manufactures top-of-the-line rigid vinyl drywall corner beads and accessories. With over 45 years of experience, Trim-Tex offers one of the most complete lines of commercial and residential products, including Corner Beads, J Beads, L Beads, Reveals and Expansion products, as well as Corner Guards for post-drywall-installation protection. Look for products by this manufacturer in Sections 09 2116 - Gypsum Board Assemblies and 10 2601 - Wall and Corner Guards.


For over 200 years Valspar has been helping people connect to the power of color. The Valspar Corporation is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. They are dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry. Valspar paint and coatings are now included in Sections 09 9113 – Exterior Painting and 09 9123 – Interior Painting.


UFLOOR Systems Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG, Ulm, Germany. Founded in 1911, UFLOOR Systems is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product systems designed for the preparation, installation, finishing and care of all types of floorcoverings. UFLOOR Systems offers its products under the Uzin (moisture mitigation, primers, leveling compounds and adhesives), Pallmann (Hardwood Complete™: subfloor preparation, adhesives, sanding, surface treatment and floor care), and Wolff (floor strippers, grinders and installation tools) brand names. For their initial product placement in SLE, UFloor has chosen to add Uzin underlayments and moisture mitigation products to Sections 03 5400 – Cast Underlayments and 09 0561 - Common Work Results for Flooring Preparation.