Boxes to fireplace – all for holiday cheer!

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle is a mantra here at HC so when Rob Moyer, with The Moyer Agency, mentioned what this customer created with our hardware boxes we had to share.

Angie Pitcher, Maziuk Wholesale Distributor’s Marketing Specialist, found a photo (below) on Facebook that she wanted to replicate: a red brick fireplace to bring some additional Christmas cheer to her home.  More …

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Sliding Doors Gaining in Popularity

This article appears in the December issue of the Door and Hardware Magazine published by DHI.

Although we may think that sliding doors are a relatively new trend in the architectural industry, archaeological evidence exists that sliding doors were used by the Romans as early as the first century. Researchers in Pompeii in Southern Italy found the remains of a stone threshold (click for photo from Wikipedia) with a channel chiseled out along its length – perhaps the world’s first bottom track guide?

It has taken us 2,000 years to realize that the Romans really had something worthwhile besides the arch, the aqueduct and fun-filled family afternoons at the Coliseum. More …
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We give thanks….for you.

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday we pause and give thanks to you. To you, our co-workers who come to work with positive attitudes and a willingness to do whatever it takes to support our customers. To you, our suppliers who help us provide great products at reasonable prices to our customers. To you, our sales representatives who hit the pavement day in and day out supporting not only the products but more importantly, our customers. To you, our social media friends who help us grow and share in the digital world. And to you our customers, whom without your loyalty and patronage we wouldn’t have the ability to grow and offer new products & services. You are all part of the Hager team….the Hager family.

Thank you.

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Project Profile: Modular Structures by American Direct

This article was originally published in American Direct Single Source Review Magazine. They have graciously given us permission to post on our blog. This article may not be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written permission of bradley.project. Contact Juliette Bradley at [email protected] for additional information. The photographer for this project was Andrew Rugge with Arch Photo, Inc.

Design Team:                    McClaren Engineering Group
Architect:                             Garrison Architects
Structural Engineer:         Anastos Engineering Associates
MEP Engineer:                  Plus Group Consulting Engineering, PLLC
Distributor:                         American Direct

                

Prefab(ulous) Beach Facilities Post – Sandy

     After Superstorm Sandy devastated so much of New York City on October 29, 2012, “a day at the beach” took on a whole new meaning. Post-storm, the hundreds of miles of New York City’s shoreline remained, included the 14 miles of beaches managed by the City. But many of the facilities at the beaches, including rest rooms, offices and lifeguard stations, were gone. The storm literally washed them away.

     Summer holidays and New York beaches go hand in hand. Pre-storm, millions of people flocked to the City’s beaches – Coney Island, Rockaway, Orchard Beach, South Beach, Midland Beach, Cedar Grove, Wolfe’s Pond Park and Manhattan Beach – between Memorial Day and Labor Day for fun in the sun, beach volleyball, boardwalks and amusement rides, entertainment and great food. But a storm like Sandy could change everything and almost did.

     These beaches are iconic, as are the restaurants, concession stands and shops that keep these places hopping night and day. That’s why the determination to rebuild has been incredible. Business owners learned that although the storm was quick and shocking, the rebuild process could be slow.


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Decorative Design Levers

How many times have you found the perfect lever style you wanted to use throughout your project only to find it isn’t offered on the different lock types the job requires?

We are excited to announce five new decorative lever styles available on our 2300 tubular lock and 3800 mortise lock series. This will be helpful on multi-family projects where a strong lock is needed to secure the front door but interior doors may not need the same security, which can save money. More …

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Welcome Herb Bindel!

We have a new Hager team member! Herb Bindel joined our Tech-Connect Department on November 3rd.

With 15 years experience as a locksmith Herb is very familiar with locksets and access control systems. We knew Herb was a good fit when he stated “helping the customer understand the difference between convenience and security is always my goal when creating a Master Key System”. Hager Companies agrees that education is always an important facet when helping customers design master keying systems. More …

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Project Profile: Ninkasi Brewing Company Administration Building

Project Profile:               Ninkasi Brewing Company Administration Building

Architect:                        Chuck Bailey Architect AIA LLC

General Contractor:      Chambers Construction

Distributor:                     Bell Hardware

Hager Sales Agency:    Commencement Bay Architectural Group

Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow and recently built a new administration building in Eugene Oregon. Designed by Chuck Bailey Architect, this building is en route to reach LEED Certifications. The building housing Ninkasi’s administration offices which includes a climbing wall for their employees and a recording studio that is used to record local and regional bands that Ninkasi Brewing Co. partners with. Sounds like a fun place to work!

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Safe Schools Week

Last week marked the American’s Safe Schools Week sponsored by the National School Safety Center, state governors and state school superintendents.

Of course the most distressing incidents in recent years are school shootings. Everyone in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, Construction) community are looking for solutions on how we can prevent loss of life, especially with our most vulnerable citizens; our children. There are new ideas on the market today from caring individuals, sometimes parents, who see a need and take their time, energy and money to contribute to a solution. Often times life safety and fire codes are not understood and therefore not considered, which can result in code violations or even endanger the occupants of the school. More …

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Euroline Hardware

There were many exhaustive deliberations before the Hager team decided to embark on the “Euroline” quest.

Most of us in the door hardware industry are familiar with ANSI – American National Standards Institute, BHMA – Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, along with UL – Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek. However these standards and fire codes, which are strictly enforced in the United States and Canada, are not customary in approximately 90% of the rest of the world.

European standards – EN and CE – are dominant in Europe, the Middle East and most of Asia. Any hardware products sold into areas that embrace these standards must meet their cycle and fire tests, which are completely different than those of ANSI and UL.

Here in the States commercial locks are sold as a complete unit. European locksets are sold in component form: lock body, lever set and cylinder. This allows end users to mix and match cylinders, levers and lock bodies from a vast array of different manufacturers. It also allows multiple mechanical and electronic keyways to be used interchangeably. This modular approach allows for greater flexibility on the jobsite.

                                                       

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