Volume 12, Issue 8 - October 2011


Moulding, Millwork, and More!
All will be on Display at AMD

AMD Preview

The Association of Millwork Distributors brings together the moulding and millwork industries to see the latest products, to network and to participate in a variety of educational sessions. See what is on tap for this year’s event to be held October 23-27 in Nashville.

Booth #225
Tru Tech® Introduces the Belmont Series

Tru Tech Doors has 46 door styles to choose from with the introduction of the Belmont fiberglass door collection. The product mimics the grain, texture and construction of a handcrafted hardwood door. Belmont fiberglass doors will be available in three grains-smooth skin, oak textured and mahogany textured. The moulded fiberglass skin and polyurethane foam core provide superior thermal performance, strength and durability, according to the company.

The company says it offers a complete, all-products solution in doors which includes an extensive product line of steel-edge, wood-edge, executive and fiberglass doors, decorative and arteferro wrought iron glass, along with a wide range of complementary accessories.

Booth #301
Get the Total Frame Defense

Cascade Wood Products says there is more than one way to save a frame. Its new Total Frame Defense treats the entire door frame as opposed to other products that only protect the bottom few inches of the frame, according to the company.

The company’s Woodlife 111 preservative treating process treats the entire frame, protecting it against rot/decay, splitting/checking, warping/twisting and mold/fungi. The Woodlife 111 is a clear penetrating, non-swelling, paintable water repellant wood preservative that meets the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s Hallmark Certification Program requirements.

Booth #201
Get Fashion and Function with TriSys

ODL will feature several products at AMD including its TriSys three-frame system.

The system features a millwork-inspired profile and a clean aesthetic design with no screw hole plugs, according to the company, as well as ODL’s FiberMate™ material. Company officials say FiberMate allows the frame to have a dark finish without the risk of deformation due to heat, and no special primer or preparation is needed. The TriSys frame system is designed for standard glass and door cut-out sizes. It fits a wide array of steel and fiberglass doors in popular glass sizes, according to the company.

Booth #327
Agility Goes Mobile

Agility, a comprehensive ERP system, available from DMSi software, is now accessible in the palm of your hand. Opti-mized for An-droid devices, Agility Mobile Apps give companies access to key features and keeps them connected to crucial items and customer data with just a few taps on your tablet or phone, according to the company. The system allows companies to access customer information, item availability, customer-specific pricing and more.

Booth #415
WoodWare Enhances its Applications

WoodWare Systems will be showcasing many new enhancements to the suite of its integrated applications. This includes WoodWare ERP with a new browser-based user interface. This also includes updates to its WarehouseXT, Warehouse Manage-ment System; DocXT, Document and File Management System; and WebConnect, a browser-based web interface module for customers.

The company will also be demonstrating embedded active analytics that allow companies to improve business by providing real-time critical information and alerts “that you can immediately act on, as opposed to traditional data warehousing that reports after the fact.”

Booth #421
Generation 4 Showcases Sill Pan and Lock

Generation 4 Sales says if you’re installing a door, be sure to install a sill pan to reduce risk of water damage, as well as the
time required to install a door. The company adds that doing so also increases performance of the sill and eliminates the need for caulking, and these are easy to install.

The company will also have its Lockmaster on display, a multi-point door locking system suitable for all material types.

The product comes in 1-, 3- and 4-hook models, in adjustable and non-adjustable and offers easy modification for custom door heights. It is suitable for single and double-door applications. Additional features include high security hooks, a quick change reversible latch, grade 304 stainless steel faceplates, an opposing center hook and an anti-slam mechanism.

Booth #523
Imperial Takes You from Inception to Installation

Imperial Products by Homeshield, a Quanex Building Products company, will bring its lineup of I2I™ (Inception to Installation) entry system components to the AMD Show. The exclusive I2I system is a tested and certified group of high-performance products that provides superior protection from the weather. Among the components to be featured at the AMD show include:

- 5Y Thresholds, which are available in a full, solid extruded base and a cost-effective halfwidth base;

- Astragals that offer exceptional performance and durability using the patented TripleSEAL™ design to provide a lifetime of leak-free French doors;

- Leading Edge™ Corner Pads that are designed to counter the “straw effect” that can occur behind the weather strip, often
resulting in leaks; and

- ImperiClad™ water impervious door system, which combines an integrated composite door jamb and threshold system that keeps weather out and protects against moisture damage.

“We’re excited to showcase our family of products designed to work together to improve energy efficiency and overall durability, ultimately outperforming competing products,” says Bill Gribble, vice president of sales, window components, Quanex Building Products.

Booth #610
CDS Takes Care of the Details

CDS Logistics Management Inc. provides transportation, cross-dock, warehousing, inventory management and related logistics services to the home improvement industry. The company specializes in last mile home delivery of higher value/hard to handle products such as doors and windows.

The company says its business is based on providing full scale logistics operations and offering best in class information technology. This includes a customized logistics management system that can provide full order management, routing and tracking capabilities—including barcoding and EDI system interface.

Booth #118
MMPA Horses Around in Nashville

Following the success of last year’s WM® Race Cars in Charlotte, the Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (MMPA) decided to horse around in Nashville. The booth will be decked out with a horse racing theme complete with a race track, horses and winners circle. Millwork distributors and manufacturers attending the show will be playing the ponies for a chance to win. Each participant who makes it to the winner’s circle will be qualified to win a $100 dollar American Express Gift Card.

Booth #404
Make the True Choice

Arauco encourages companies looking for moulding options to consider its TruChoice, which it describes as the “best choice for moulding.” The products are available in a wide selection of ultralight MDF, solid pine and fingerjoint pine mouldings, as well as jambs and edge-glued boards.

The company is proud of the fact that its products are made from wood grown on long-established, sustainably managed forest plantations. Arauco recently completed its first-ever carbon footprint assessment of its operations in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. The company’s carbon footprint is at the low end of those reported by the forest products industry and Arauco says it is committed to reducing this further in the coming years.

Booth #526
Ferche Goes Fire-Rated

Ferche has recently added 45-, 60- and 90-minute frames to its line of fire-rated wood door jambs. The company says these offer the beauty of real wood in a fire-rated door opening. The door jambs are WHI certified, available in most any specie, in custom jamb widths, for singles and pairs of doors. The company says they are the perfect solution in buildings where rated wood frames are desired instead of hollow metal steel frames.

Keynote Session
"Becoming a Category of One"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Center Ballroom- Renaissance Hotel
Joe Calloway, branding consultant and business author, inspires his audiences to take an innovative approach in “Becoming a Category of One.” He will tell AMD attendees how to look at their businesses with new eyes, always continue to improve, do what customers value most and do it better than anyone else, and improve and innovate close to the customer.



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