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Our Featured Manufacturers

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The summer 2016 update adds or expands the listings of eleven featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the Summer 2016 update:

Founded in the 1980's as a division of a pre-fabricated garage door company, C.H.I. Overhead Doors now manufactures both Sectional and Overhead Coiling Doors. The sectional door lineup includes models for both residential and commercial applications. Our coiling door products include service doors, counter shutters, fire doors, fire shutters, rolling grilles and side folding grilles. These new products are located in 08 1174 Sliding Metal Grilles, 08 3313 Coiling Counter Doors, 08 3323 Overhead Coiling Doors, 08 3326 Overhead Coiling Grilles, and 08 3613 Sectional Doors.

Concrete Sealers USA offers a complete line of true professional grade concrete care products, designed to strengthen, preserve, protect, beautify, and extend life of a multitude of applications made of concrete, brick, stucco, or real and faux stone. Products include commercial grade, but user and environmentally friendly, penetrating concrete sealers, topical concrete sealers, concrete dyes and stains, concrete cleaners, concrete crack repair kits, and application tools. Concrete Sealers USA products may be specified in sections 03 3511 – Concrete Floor Finishes, 03 3533 – Stamped Concrete, and 07 1900 – Water Repellents.

Cosella-Dörken delivers innovative, high-performance air and moisture barriers for commercial and residential construction sold under the DELTA® brand name. A North American manufacturer based out of Beamsville, Ontario, Cosella-Dörken is a subsidiary of Ewald Dörken AG, a leading European developer and manufacturer of waterproofing and drainage products sold worldwide. Composite Weather-Resistive Barriers and Self-Adhered Air Barrier Sheets by this manufacturer can now be specified in 07 2500 – Weather Barriers. Cosella-Dörken also has placements for High-density polyethylene (HDPE) dampproofing sheet material in 07 1300 Sheet Waterproofing.

Covestro LLC, formerly Bayer Material Science, is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with approximately 15,700 employees at 30 production sites around the world. Covestro Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foams (SPF) are a key component in creating thermal and moisture protection critical to high-performance homes and commercial buildings. Covestro Plastics also manufactures extruded thermoplastic sheet products, namely their high-quality polycarbonate sheet under the MAKROLON® trade name. Products by this manufacturer can be found in 072119 – Foamed-in-Place Insulation – and - 088000 – Glazing.

A diverse company, DAMS Incorporated, dba Architectural Metal Solutions Inc. specializes in LEED certified custom metal fabrication. We manufacture premium architectural Sunshades and Lightshelves, Rainscreen  ACM and Plate Panel Systems, Wet Joint ACM and Plate Panel Systems, Column Covers and Grilles and Louvers. Products by this company may be found in SLE sections: 05 7500 – Decorative Formed Metals, 07 4213 - Metal Wall Panels, 07 4264 - Metal Composite Material Wall Panels, 01 7113.43 - Fixed Sun Screens, and new section 10 8200 – Grilles and Screens.

Georgia-Pacific, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, is one of the world's leading makers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products, and related chemicals. If you’re in the construction business, you’re probably familiar with our engineered lumber products, gypsum panels and other quality building materials.

Georgia-Pacific has made two new product placements in SLE:

  • Georgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Their enMotion products are now featured in 10 2800 – Toilet, Bath, and Laundry Accessories.
  • Georgia-Pacific Wood Products is one of the leading structural panel and lumber manufacturers in North America. Recent innovations such as DryGuard® enhanced sub-floor panels, and the ForceField® air and water barrier system can be specified in Section 06 1000 – Rough Carpentry.

Insulfoam is a Carlisle Construction Material Company (NYSE: CSL), and is the nation's largest manufacturer of block-molded expanded polystyrene (EPS). For over 50 years, Insulfoam has been enabling building professionals to construct high-quality building insulation systems at a minimal cost. SLE now features their GeoFoam structural insulation/geo-synthetic fill in sections 31 2323 - Fill and 31 2323.43 - GeoFoam, as well as their new Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Board Insulation that can be specified in 07 2100 Thermal Insulation.

PermaTint Limited is the only North American manufacturer of mineral based stains and paints, designed to penetrate and bond by chemical reaction (crystallization). Our products are designed for brick, stone, concrete, cement render/stucco, precast, and other absorbent, mineral-based surfaces. Acrylate-stabilized water and potassium silicate-based Primers, Paints and Stains by this manufacturer may be found in 09 9725 – Mineral-Based Coatings.

PROSOCO manufactures products for making building envelopes air- and water-tight as well as cleaning, protecting, and maintaining new and existing concrete and masonry. Prosoco champions LEED and other industry initiatives that promote the highest green standards while maximizing building energy efficiency, durability, and resiliency. Their vapor permeable, fluid applied air barriers and vapor retarder coatings are addressed in 07 2500 – Weather Barriers.  Other products by this manufacturer can be specified in 04 0100 Maintenance of Masonry, and 07 1900 – Water Repellents.

Right Pointe Company is America's premier provider of quality specialty products for concrete, waterproofing, roofing, and industrial applications of all sizes. We provide construction professionals with the industry’s top concrete, asphalt, roofing, and waterproofing maintenance products. Self-Adhered Modified Bituminous Membrane  products by this company are now listed in section 07 1300 Sheet Waterproofing - and - Hot-Applied Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing products are shown in 07 1400 Fluid Applied Waterproofing.

Founded in 1998, TimberBlindMetroShade is the architect and designer’s resource for high-quality commercial window coverings. As a full line manufacturer, we carry everything from roller shades, aluminum, wood and faux wood blinds, and everything in between. With over 1000 SKUs of roller shade fabric options, we define the industry through variety, helping you with all of your functional and design needs. Look for TimberBlindMetroShade’s manual and motorized roller shades in 12 2400 – Window Shades.

U.S. Smoke & Fire Corporation is a pioneer of UL certified fire protective smoke curtains.  We manufacture overhead Coiling Smoke Curtains, Accordion Style Smoke and Fire Curtains, ceiling-mounted operable, fixed, and deployable Draft Curtains and horizontal Coiling Smoke and Fire Curtains. Products may be specified in sections 08 3343 Overhead Coiling Smoke Curtains and 08 3477 Smoke and Fire Protections Curtain Assemblies.