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Single-Skin Metal Panel

Centria CASCADE features a distinctive 1.5-inch deep rib, with a soft curve and an angular sloped web for dramatic shadow relief. Offering design flexibility, CASCADE's seven ribbed profiles integrate with each other and CENTRIA's full line of Concept Series panels. To learn more visit


BioBased Tile

Armstrong Commercial Flooring Striations BBT merges soothing colors with a soft, striated visual that fits perfectly in any commercial environment. This tile product is PVC-free with 85 percent limestone and 10 percent pre-consumer recycled content. It meets tough maintenance, cost, and durability requirements, is FloorScore certified, and contributes toward LEED credits.


Walkway Pad

Firestone Building Products UltraPly TPO Walkway Pad with yellow safety strip is ideal for UltraPly TPO roofing systems. The walkway pad offers a highly reflective textured center with two 2.5-inch yellow strips along each side, so you can provide a smooth walking surface, visible safety perimeter, and added protection for your team.


Reflective Roof

Sika Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof reduces the amount of energy required to maintain comfort in air-conditioned buildings by decreasing heat flow through the building envelope. This vinyl "cool roof" is noted for longevity and reliably protects a building and its contents. It can help abate urban heat and slow smog-forming pollutants.


Wall Finish

Sherwin-Williams TuffWall premium texture finish offers an inviting look without the expense of wallpaper or traditional stucco applications. It can achieve knockdown, splatter, or orange peel textures. TuffWall is tintable, works well over uneven or damaged surfaces, meets stringent VOC regulations, is Class A fire-rated, and provides mildew resistance.



GE Lighting Engineered to fit tomorrow's integrated ceiling systems, GE's new Lumination BL Series LED Luminaires help free architects and lighting professionals from the constraints of T-grid ceiling designs and were designed specifically for the Logix Ceiling System from USG.


Power Quality Meters

Emerson Network Power ASCO 5400 Series power quality meters capture every event that occurs in on-site power systems in real time for analysis and diagnosis. The revenue-grade meters feature continuous, high-speed wave form recording, transient harmonic displays, the industry's highest sample per cycle on voltage and current, 12-month data storage, and automated reports and compliance testing.


Spot Coolers

MovinCool/DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. A redesigned website at offers complete information about MovinCool's range of commercial spot air conditioners, including portable and ceiling-mount units. Site resources include an interactive product selector and dealer locator. Visitors can also download product and application information.


Ceiling Recycling

Armstrong Commercial Ceilings & Walls The Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program enables building owners and facility managers to ship old acoustical ceilings from renovation projects to an Armstrong ceiling plant rather than to a landfill. Since it initiated the program in 1999, Armstrong has recycled more than 123 million square feet of discarded ceiling tiles.


Interior Paint

PPG Pitt-Glaze WB1 provides maximum protection and service life in high-traffic areas. The excellent hide and coverage minimizes the number of coats required. With low-VOC content and low-odor, this water-borne acrylic epoxy is ideal for renovation and new construction, ensuring the service needed to avoid facility disruptions.


Automatic Transfer Control System

Russelectric Standard on all Russelectric automatic transfer switches, the RPTCS is the industry's most powerful, most versatile transfer control system. With the new Russelectric DTWG WebServer Communications Gateway, users can now access real-time ATS status and performance data from any Web-enabled device.


Lavatory System

Bradley The Advocate AV-Series lavatory system offers the first completely touchless hand-washing experience. The Advocate keeps washrooms cleaner throughout the day and lowers maintenance costs by preventing water buildup on counters and floors, and by eliminating paper towel waste. The compact unit features an energy-efficient faucet, soap dispenser, and hand dryer. Available in single-, double- and triple-basin units.


Hand Dryers

American Dryer EXTREMEAIR high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer features adjustable sound and speed and can be connected to any voltage from 100 to 240 VAC and 50/60 Hz. While all of our hand dryers eliminate paper towel mess, the EXTREMEAIR goes one step further with antimicrobial infused air delivery system.


Lamp Recycling

Air Cycle Corporation The Bulb Eater is the perfect tool for any facility manager that needs to dispose of large numbers of fluorescent lamps while reducing labor-related costs and required storage space. The Bulb Eater crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100 percent recyclable material while capturing over 99.99 percent of the vapors released. EPA/OSHA compliant.



Special-Lite Fabricated using the same materials and processes as their SL-17 FRP doors, Special-Lite Toilet Partitions are the ideal choice for restrooms that are expected to endure heavy use and willful abuse — such as in schools, stadiums, parks, rest areas, and retail facilities. They're also perfect for corrosive environments that quickly degrade metal partitions.


Electrochromic Glass

SAGE Electrochromics SAGE Electrochromics manufactures advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight without shades or blinds, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption. SageGlass has been installed in hundreds of projects worldwide.


Fire Alarms

Simplex Grinnell SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business, has introduced a new family of intelligent notification appliances. Simplex TrueAlert ES (eServices) notification brings addressable technology to the systems that warn building occupants in the event of a fire or other emergency. Appliances are electronically supervised 24/7 and can test themselves. Visit or


Door Hinges

Select Products End repeated door repairs! Replace worn out butt and pivot hinges by retrofitting entrances with SELECT's SL57 full surface geared continuous hinge. More than 25,000,000 independent test cycles (equivalent to 60+ years), pair-matched hinge leaves, lifetime lubrication, anodizing after machining and never-ending continuous warranty prove our hinges' durability.


Water Detection

Dorlen Products Water Alert detection systems provide early warning of water leakage in unattended, inaccessible, or critical areas. The system is activated by liquid bridging the adjustable sensors, and can be used in computer rooms, mechanical rooms, and anywhere water leakage is a concern. It can be used as a single detector or a combined ceiling/floor monitoring system for facilities of any size.


Roofing Systems

Flex Membrane International Corp. Flex Roofing Systems provides roofing solutions from the deck up, including all roof edge products. Our single-ply roofing membranes are made with DuPont Elvaloy for long-term durability, chemical resistance, and exceptional endurance to extreme conditions. Flex Roof System installations are covered by Total Roof System long-term warranties.


Utility Vehicles

Polaris BRUTUS HDPTO's 24-horsepower diesel engine drives a PTO system to operate front-end attachments that sweep, mow, blow, lift, plow, and scoop. Hydrostatic transmission, On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive and treadle pedal are ideal for commercial applications. A fully enclosed cab with in-dash heat, defrost, and air conditioning provides year-round user comfort.


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