Clopay® Corporation Introduces VertiStack™ Clear Door
Innovative new compact stacking door maximizes ceiling space
while providing clear aesthetics.
Mason, OH –– Clopay® Corporation, a leader in closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, introduces the new VertiStack™ Clear Door, a unique compact door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay® Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands.
The door’s components take up minimal ceiling space, making room for mechanical, electrical, or plumbing fixtures, while the streamlined aesthetic brings the outside atmosphere in (and vice versa). Enabling building footprints to expand and encompass outside spaces makes VertiStack Clear a great choice for commercial establishments looking to embrace the natural environment, such as those in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, event venues, and more.
The product’s sleek look keeps lines and angles to a minimum and cleverly hides key mechanisms. “VertiStack Clear has no hinges or exposed tracks,” said Angela Quaglio, Product Manager, Clopay® Corporation. “The door is engineered to operate smoothly and quietly, so as not to disturb patrons while cycling. When open, the door’s sections can even be recessed into the ceiling, hiding them from view.”
Clear Choice for Energy Efficiency & Customization
Clear panels allow sunlight to fill interior spaces while the door is closed. To reduce air infiltration and keep building occupants comfortable, the door features built-in gaskets between the sections and a vinyl weather seal that clips into the guide channel. VertiStack Clear has been tested to ASTM E283 standards and meets the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC®) requirements for air infiltration, making the door an energy efficient choice.
Customizable to suit openings up to 14’ wide and 14’ tall, VertiStack Clear is available with glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate panels in tempered, frosted, insulated, and Low-E options in a variety of thickness from 1/8” to 5/8”. Specifiers may also choose from anodized finishes, including clear, black, bronze, and dark bronze, as well as paint finishes in chocolate, white, or bronze.
For assistance in selecting options and customizing VertiStack Clear to suit each individual project, architects and specifiers should visit www.architectdoorhelp.com.
To learn more about VertiStack Clear Door, please visit: www.cornelliron.com/product/vertistack.
About Clopay® Corporation
Founded in 1964, Clopay® Corporation (“Clopay”) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through leading home center retail chains and a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.
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Alchemco Elevates Ed Easton to Director of Operations
– U.S. Army Veteran Promoted After Five Years with Leading Concrete Waterproofing Company –
HENRICO, Va., – Alchemco, a world leader in innovative and long-term concrete waterproofing systems, is proud to announce the promotion of Ed Easton to the role of Director of Operations. Easton has been with Alchemco for more than five years, previously serving as Director of Technical & Warranty, making him the ideal candidate to oversee the company’s high-level operational needs.
Easton’s new responsibilities include broad oversight and leadership of Alchemco’s manufacturing, inventory control, material purchasing, global shipping and logistics, vendor relations, quality control and safety protocols. The U.S. Army veteran was the clear frontrunner to lead the company’s operational needs based on his success in his previous role and natural leadership abilities.
“Ed brings an incredibly strong foundation to the role of Director of Operations, and we look forward to seeing how he helps elevate our company to the next level,” said Alchemco CEO Mario Baggio. “He possesses a wealth of insight and expertise in both our products and the industries we serve, and we’re confident he will help Alchemco achieve even greater efficiencies and heightened customer service in this new capacity.”
Originally developed more than 45 years ago, Alchemco’s unique technology has positioned the company as the dominant world leader in long-term concrete waterproofing systems that protect for decades … not years. Its products have been proven to help building owners avoid ongoing maintenance issues and structural problems typical of concrete structures, such as corrosion, spalling and carbonation. Compared to competing products, Alchemco’s waterproofing systems help owners save on application labor as well as the volume of materials needed to waterproof a structure, while offering long-term protection.
Learn more about Alchemco online at https://www.alchemco.com. Company representatives are available to talk in detail about its waterproofing products at the June 15-17, 2022 Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership (NEBPP) Annual Meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.
Alchemco is a global manufacturer of high-quality concrete waterproofing systems, as well as a variety of cleaning and repair products. Its TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System was voted ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the 2020 World of Concrete Convention held in Las Vegas, NV. Over the years, Alchemco’s portfolio has grown to include the following brands: TechCrete, BridgeDeck, CretePro, DuraTite and Alchemco Clean & Repair (ACR). The company’s biochemically-modified waterproofing technology has been adopted globally, leading to the company’s current position as one of the world’s most innovative providers of concrete waterproofing systems.
Abington – Jefferson Health Celebrates Grand Opening of the new Woodland Parking Garage at Abington Hospital
Philadelphia, PA – The Harman Group (THG), is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Woodland Parking Garage at Abington Hospital on June 29, 2021. The new, five-level, precast concrete garage provides 247 parking spaces for hospital patients, visitors and staff and includes a pedestrian bridge to the Hospital. The project consisted of the demolition and replacement of the former 50-year-old Woodland Parking Garage on the same site.
The Harman Group provided parking consulting and structural engineering services for this Abington-Jefferson Health garage. Prime consultant, Ewing Cole, provided architectural and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection engineering services. LF Driscoll was the construction manager.
The new Woodland Garage is designed to accommodate a two- level vertical expansion in the future. The garage includes electric vehicle parking stalls with charging stations as well as energy-efficient LED lighting, self-pay on foot stations and climate-controlled elevator lobbies on each level.
“The Harman Group was able to bring its extensive parking planning and design knowledge to bear on this challenging replacement garage and pedestrian bridge project on a small, tight site immediately adjacent to Hospital,” said William Kavanagh, Director of Parking Planning and Design of The Harman Group.
The Harman Group has extensive experience in the design of both stand alone and mixed use parking garages that serve a variety of occupancies. Project examples include the St. Barnabas Medical Center Parking Garage, the SORA West Parking Garages and the Oxford Multimodal Transportation Garage.
About The Harman Group
Founded in 1984, The Harman Group, Inc. provides structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering services. The Harman Group has the unique ability to provide outstanding engineering solutions, using state of the art computational methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other technology, combined with high-level, personal customer service. For more information, please visit www.harmangroup.com