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LinkLine: Summer 2015

Our Featured Manufacturers:

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

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


Avanti Systems USA supplies and installs cutting edge architectural glass wall and door systems inspired by European design. New products that have been placed with Avanti’s existing placements in Division 8 and 10 include framed and frameless glass entrances and storefronts, as well as operable, fixed and demountable partitions. There are also 2 new Avanti Proprietary Sections 08 1753-AVNTI - Integrated Glass Door Opening Assemblies and 10 2219.63-AVNTI -  Demountable Glass Partitions.


Brimar Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of street, parking and safety signs, valve tags, and pipe markers, providing products under their 2 divisions:  PipeMarker.com and SafetySign.com. Founded over 25 years ago, Brimar provides superior service and high quality products that their customers have come to rely on for all their identification needs. Products by this manufacturer may be found in Sections 01 5500 - Vehicular Access and Parking, 01 5813 - Temporary Project Signage, 21 0553 - Identification for Fire Suppression Piping and Equipment, 22 0553 - Identification for Plumbing Piping and Equipment and 23 0553 - Identification for HVAC Piping and Equipment.


DORMA is an international market leader with innovative and inspiring design and technologies for access solutions and services. A full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications, door automation systems including Crane Revolving Doors, and operable wall systems featuring Modernfold. Strategic partnerships with technology innovators RCI and Farpointe Data extend DORMA’s portfolio of electromechanical access control products and systems, and strengthens the presence of both firms in the North American market. DORMA products can be specified in multiple sections in Divisions 8 and 10.


Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning Corporation is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. Dow Corning insulation and sealant products may be specified in Division 7 and 8, and their new ALLGuard elastomeric coating in Section 09 9600 – High-Performance Coatings.


For more than 75 years, Franklin International has been the industry leader in bonding wood and wood products. From wood glues to construction adhesives to caulks and sealants and to flooring adhesives, Franklin International’s flagship brand – Titebond® - sets the standard for product excellence. In addition, their environmental offering has expanded to include urethanes and other VOC-compliant products. Today, GREENchoiceAdhesives represent Titebond’s commitment to sustainability. Look for Franklin International products in Sections 06 1000 – Rough Carpentry, 06 4100 Architectural Wood Casework, 07 9200, Joint Sealants, 09 2116 – Gypsum Board Assemblies, 09 7733 – Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Panels and new Section 09 6433 – Laminated Wood Flooring.


Fortifiber Building Systems Group has earned a solid reputation for technical expertise, practical know-how and responsiveness to the needs of the building industry by providing Moisture Control Systems that protect against water intrusion and energy draining air leakage. Over its 75-year history, the company has become a trusted partner in the effort to solve moisture related building problems, and a valued advisor to the architectural community. Fortifiber products have been included in Sections 03 3000 – Cast In Place Concrete, 07 2500 – Weather Barriers and 07 9200 – Joint Sealants.


Since 1960, Kaufman Products, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of concrete treatments, including concrete sealers, curing compounds, curing and sealing compounds, structural epoxy-resin mortars and grouts, Portland cement non-shrink grouts, form release agents, cementitious repair mortars, underlayments, self-leveling wear-toppings, hardeners, dustproofers, and epoxy injections, adhesives, coatings, resin overlays, sealers and coatings. Kaufman products have been added to the following sections:  03 0100 – Maintenance of Concrete, 03 3000 – Cast in Place Concrete, 03 3511 – Concrete Floor Finishes and 03 5400 – Cast Underlayments..


LATICRETE International, Inc. has acquired HP Spartacote, producers of a line of resinous floor coatings, as well as the PAVER ARMOR PRO™ line of hardscapes products and STONETECH® professional products for stone, tile and masonry care. These new products can be found in Sections 09 3000 – Tiling, 09 6700 – Fluid Applied Flooring,  and 32 1416 – Stone Paving.


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 Homeworks QS network lighting control system can now be specified in Section 26 0943:LUT2 – Network Lighting Controls – Lutron Homeworks QS.


For more than 160 years, Pratt & Lambert Paints has stood for quality, leadership and innovation in the paint industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Pratt & Lambert paints are distributed exclusively through quality independent paint dealers, participating Sears Hardware Stores, participating Ace Hardware Stores and Do it Best retailers. Paint and coatings by this manufacturer can be found in Division 9 sections 09 9113 – Exterior Painting, 09 9123 – Interior Painting and 09 9600 - High Performance Coatings.


Specialty Products Group® is dedicated to providing solutions for concrete repairs with products designed to close the capillaries in concrete. Their innovative VaporLock™ admixtures offer a sustainable system that stops vapor emissions. These products have been added to Sections 03 3000 – Cast in Place Concrete and 09 0561 –Common Work Results for Flooring Preparation.