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LinkLine: Winter 2014-15

Our Featured Manufacturers:

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The winter 2014-15 update adds or expands the listings of nine featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the winter 2014-15 update:


Andersen Windows, Inc. is a part of Andersen Corporation; the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. The flagship Andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. In addition to the Andersen brand, Andersen Corporation includes Renewal by Andersen window replacement, Silver Line, American Craftsman brand windows and doors, Eagle Window & Door Manufacturing, and Andersen® Storm Doors. Andersen products have been included in Sections 08 1423-BSD – Clad Windows, 08 3200-BSD – Sliding Glass Doors, 08 5200-BSD – Wood Windows, and 08 5400-BSD – Composite Windows.


Behr Process Corporation, subsidiary of Masco Corporation, is one of the largest suppliers of the highest quality architectural paint and exterior wood care products to the United States and Canada, manufacturing paints, decorative finishes, primers, stains, and surface preparation products. The company is dedicated to serving architects, specifiers, and the professional design community through its BEHRPro® products and architectural services programs. Many of Behr’s products carry MPI™ approvals and GREENGUARD® certifications, which contribute to the creation of healthier interior environments. Look for Behr Paints in Section 09 9000-BSD – Painting and Coating.


Continental Building Products (formerly Lafarge North America Inc.'s gypsum division) is a leading North American manufacturer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound, and complementary finishing products. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with operations serving the residential, commercial, and the repair and remodel construction markets primarily in the eastern United States and eastern Canada. These new products are located in Section 09 2116-BSD - Gypsum Board Assemblies.


Karona Inc. is the leading manufacturer of stile and rail wood doors. Offering endless designs and wood species, Fire Rated doors up to 90 minutes and fire rated frames, and products to meet LEED credits and STC ratings,  Karona has the style and quality to match any project. Karona has full capabilities for factory machining of hardware as well as factory finishing. Products by this manufacturer can be found in Section 08 1433-BSD - Stile and Rail Wood Doors.


New products and features are now available from Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.:


Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd. S-5®! Attachment Solutions is a manufacturer of attachment systems for metal roofs. S-5!® Attachment Systems have become the standard for attaching snow retention devices, photovoltaic systems, utility attachments, and nearly every conceivable accessory to metal roofs. The non-penetrating aluminum clamp products cause no damage to the roof material or finish and are independently load tested on nearly every metal roof profile manufactured around the world. S-5!® products may be specified in Sections 07 7200-BSD - Roof Accessories and 26 3100-BSD - Photovoltaic Collectors.


National Gypsum Company is one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company is a full-line supplier, recognized in the industry for customer service and product quality. Products by this company include Gold Bond® Brand gypsum board, ProForm® Brand drywall finishing products, PermaBase® Brand Cement Board, an XP® family of abuse, impact, mold, and moisture resistant products, eXP® Extended Exposure fiberglass mat interior and exterior products, and SoundBreak XP®, an acoustically-enhanced gypsum board, and the products can be specified in Sections 07 5400-BSD - Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing and  09 2116-BSD – Gypsum Board Assemblies.


Owens Corning is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology, Owens Corning’s featured insulation products include FOAMULAR® Extruded Polystyrene (XPS),  EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™, and 700 Series FIBERGLAS™,  as well as pipe and duct insulations such as VaporWick® Pipe Insulation and QuietR® Rotary Duct Liner. These products may be specified in Sections 07 2100-BSD - Thermal Insulation, 07 5400-BSD - Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing, 22 0719-BSD - Plumbing Piping Insulation, 23 0713-BSD - Duct Insulation, and 23 0719-BSD - HVAC Piping Insulation.


PROFLEX Products, Inc. manufactures state-of-the-art products that can assist with water vapor reduction, sound control, and crack suppression, when installed as part of complete finish flooring system. The membranes are specially designed to be used under thinset and mudset mortars and adhesives. PROFLEX membranes are ideal for interior and exterior applications of finished flooring, including ceramic tile, stone brick, and for interior applications of wood and other flooring. Look for these products in Division 9 Sections 09 0561-BSD - Common Work Results for Flooring Preparation, 09 3000-BSD – Tiling, 09 6500-BSD - Resilient Flooring, and 09 6800-BSD – Carpeting.