By Byron Whetstone, American Direct President
Our biannual publication, Total Access, (formerly Single Source Review), will be hitting mailboxes and inboxes any day now and can be viewed on our website here.
Along with the latest on our high-profile projects, you’ll find a piece by STANLEY Security Product Manager Bret Holbrook, introducing their new BEST® SHELTER product, a responsive lockdown solution, designed specifically for educational K-12, business and healthcare. It's an unfortunate reality in today’s world to need such a product, but thankful STANLEY has stepped up to the plate.
Also, Kenny Webb, Director of Wood and Aluminum Marketing and Communications for the ASSA ABLOY Door Group provides an overview of the requirements and facets of sustainability within the construction industry.
And you’ll find my reflection on the necessity of CHANGE in the commercial construction industry and how we, at American Direct, have decided to make this way of thinking central to our future channel strategy, central to our supply-chain service levels, and the key to our future. CHANGE is not a bad word around here.
Finally, we’re proud to share three of our recent projects in this issue:
For the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences project American Direct provided doors and hardware for the more than 600 openings. But, the real highlight was our ability to provide both the electronic access control and the security software through our partnership with AccessNsite.
1345/1333 Wabash is the first high-rise condominium project in Chicago since the economic downturn in 2008, and American Direct was an integral player on the project. We supplied doors and hardware for openings on both properties and provided a variety of opening options to satisfy the multi-faceted functionality and economic requests of the project owners and contractors.
Last, but certainly not least, the grand two-year, 10-story renovation project for San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. American Direct provided 52 highly specialized, fully integrated door systems for the renovation. All of the hardware was pre-installed, with hinges and strikes surface mounted on the frame, and panics/locks integrated into the door; all ready to be hung upon arrival at the job site.
These examples showcase the breadth and depth of services American Direct provides as we strive to give our clients a totally integrated turnkey experience.