Our Featured Manufacturers:

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

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

Commercial Products Group of Hart & Cooley

The Commercial Products Group of Hart & Cooley, Inc. markets Portals Plus brand pipe mounting pedestals. Portals Plus offer a complete line of rooftop accessories, including drain systems, equipment rails, roof flashings and expansion joint covers. All products have been designed with the Architect and Contractor in mind, and are created to be economical and simple to install. Products by this company may be found in Section 07 7100 - Roof Specialties.

C. R. Laurence Co., Inc.

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, and construction industries, though it’s many subsidiary companies including U.S. Aluminum. Recent additions have expanded their manufacturing capabilities to include custom fabrication of bi-folding glass wall systems, featured in Section 08 3223 – Sliding/Folding Glazed Doors/Walls. The Monterey Series offer countless options to create large living spaces that seamlessly transition outdoors to indoors.

Dayton Superior

Dayton Superior Corporation is the leading, American-owned provider of accessories, chemicals, forming and paving product solutions to the nonresidential concrete construction industry. Dayton Superior’s portfolio includes over 17,000 standard, in-stock items, a network of 15 distribution centers and 13 U.S. manufacturing facilities allowing Dayton Superior to serve their customers as a single source provider of high quality products and services. Products of this manufacturer are located in Divisions 3, 7 and 9.

Excel Dryer, Inc.

Excel Dryer Inc. is the innovator of the original, patented, high-speed and energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, designed to dries hands completely in 10-15 seconds, while using 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR® is the only hand dryer that is Made in USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps facilities qualify for several LEED® Credits. Look for their complete line of hand dryers and optional accessories in Section 10 2800 – Toilet, Bath and Laundry Accessories.


Invented in 1977, FabriTRAK® is a market leader in providing upholstered and acoustical wall and ceiling treatments throughout the United States. Today, FabriTRAK® Systems Inc., headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, has an active licensed installation dealer network throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim and Asia. Products of this manufacturer can be found in Section 09 8311- Acoustical Wall Systems, New Section 098415 –Acoustic Stretched-Fabric Wall and Ceiling systems and Section 10 1124 - Tackable Wall System.

L&M Construction Chemicals

L&M Construction Chemicals, Inc. has developed a line of concrete surface hardeners, densifiers, aggregate hardeners, toppings, and water repellents demonstrating long term durability and aesthetic appeal. Our “system” of products also includes curing compounds, weather proofing compounds, epoxy adhesives, cementitious grouts, and repair mortars. Note that L&M Construction Chemicals, Inc. is now a subsidiary of Laticrete International, Inc. New L & M products have been featured in Section 03 0100 – Maintenance of Concrete, Section 03 3000 – Cast-in-Place Concrete, and Section 03 3511 – Concrete Floor Finishes.

Laticrete International, Inc.

Laticrete International, Inc. is a manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, including an air and water barrier, natural and stone veneer mortars, pointing mortars, and sealants. LATICRETE offers a broad product portfolio including an extensive line of independently certified low VOC sustainable products, exceeding commercial/residential VOC building requirements and backed by the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. Numerous examples of Laticrete’s products can be seen in Divisions 3, 4, 7, 9, and 22.

Mermet USA

Mermet USA’s high performance fabrics deliver solar protection, energy savings, acoustical comfort, and pleasing visual aesthetics, with innovative patented technologies such as Enduris™ Glass Core and KOOLBLACK™ Technology. Mermet products are featured in Section 12 2400 – Window Shades.

Murano Acoustics™

Murano Acoustics™ is a recognized leader in specialty acoustical wood veneer ceiling and wall panel systems. Murano Acoustics’ range of wood acoustic panels creates a naturally aesthetic and sustainable solution to noise control. The Bartley Group, Inc. is been the preferred supplier of the Murano’s custom architectural finishes that are specified in Section 09 5100 – Acoustical Ceilings and Section 09 8400 – Acoustic Room Components.

Nana Wall Systems, Inc.

Nana Wall Systems, Inc. manufactures flexible solutions for large architectural openings. Their operable glass wall products include frameless, sliding and folding glass wall systems in 20 unique variations that lend themselves to diverse customized installations and configurations. Products by this manufacturer are located in Section 08 3223 – Sliding/Folding Glazed Doors/Walls and Section 10 2241 – Frameless Glass Operable Partitions.

PPG Industries

PPG Industries has finalized the acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel, the maker of Glidden® Paint. With over 100 years of coatings experience, PPG Architectural Coatings provides a full range of quality products, services and color support, and are available through a nationwide network of company-owned stores, including GLIDDEN PROFESSIONAL® Paint Centers and PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® and PPG PORTER PAINTS® stores, as well as through authorized independent retailers across the United States. References to Glidden® Paint in Section 09 9000 – Painting and Coatings now reflect Glidden Professional as a product of PPG Architectural Coatings.

Super Sky Products Enterprises, LCC

Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC designs, manufactures and installs custom extruded aluminum skylights systems in a wide variety of glazing solutions including Glass, Hurricane/Impact Resistant & Blast Compliant, Point Supported, Photovoltaic and Polycarbonate materials. Products by this company can be found in Section 08 6300 – Metal Framed Skylights.

United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Through its UTC Building and Industrial Systems unit, they provide fire safety technology via Kidde Fire Systems, Chemetron Fire Systems and Fenwal Protection Systems. All three subsidiaries provide fire detection, fire suppression and fire control products. Products of these companies are featured in Section 21 2200 - Clean-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, and in two new sections 21 2300 – Wet-Chemical Fire Extinguishing Systems and 21 2400 – Dry-Chemical Fire Extinguishing Systems.

Wilsonart International

Wilsonart International, Inc. is an environmentally responsible, global leader in decorative surfaces and delivers a broad range of high-quality products for commercial, residential, education and healthcare markets. Laminate products include standard, heavy-duty, chemical resistant and custom printed plastics, as well as metal laminates and solid surface materials, and are specified in Section 12 3600 – Countertops.