10/29/2012<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Norix Introduces Detention-Grade ADA Shower Seat West
Chicago, IL –– The first detention-grade, recessed stainless steel shower seat that is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is available from Norix Group, a leading provider of correctional and healthcare furniture.
The Norix ADA shower seat is fabricated from stainless steel, and the “L” shaped seat is fully compliant with ADA 4.21.3 and 4.26.3. The product is also compliant with ANSI 610.3.2 and 610.4. The seat features rounded corners for added safety and is tested to withstand a static load of 900 lbs.
According to Sandy Heitman, Project Manager, the fully recessed ADA Shower Seat addresses a real industry need. “Shower seats currently on the market are either not ADA compliant or surface mount seats that pose a safety risk,” said Heitman. “The new Norix ADA Shower seat features a wall-mount housing that is installed during wall construction. A sturdy folding seat then attaches securely to the wall mount assembly. When folded up, the seat is fully recessed into the wall housing for enhanced safety and security.”
The ADA Shower Seat is available now, as part of a complete line of Ironman® Detention Furnishings. U.S. patents are pending. Specifications and images for downloading can be found at http://www.norix.com/shower_seat_ada.asp <http://www.norix.com/shower_seat_ada.asp> . For other safety washroom accessories, please visit http://www.norix.com/washroom.asp
About Norix For more than 25 years Norix has served the corrections industry, providing secure furnishings and fixtures for every application. The product line has expanded to include other industries and environments such as behavioral healthcare, transportation, educational institutions, fire/police stations, commercial facilities, shelters, and military installations. The privately held company is headquartered in West Chicago, IL with sales representatives and dealers throughout the U.S. In 2012, Norix launched Safe Environments a news and information blog serving architects, designers, administrators, and facility managers involved in the design, construction, and operation of challenging environments. For more information, call 800.234.4900 or visit: www.norix.com