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OMNIA Expands Its Popular Line Of Modern Levers

OMNIA’s newest additions to its popular line of modern levers are the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates modern design. By featuring more movement than the existing models, these eight new designs offer a softer, more fluid look to the contemporary scheme. Manufactured using the same state-of-the-art production and finishing processes that OMNIA is known for, these new offerings marry cutting edge technology with forward-thinking design.

All eight designs are available with either a modern round rose with a 2 9/16” diameter or a 2 9/16” square rose, both of which will cover a 2 1/8” hole. Affordably priced, all are available in four fashionable finishes: Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Oil-rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel.

For more than four decades, OMNIA has been manufacturing solid brass and stainless steel latchsets, mortise entry locksets, deadbolt locksets and narrow backset mortise locks in over eighty knob and lever designs. OMNIA also offers a wide range of decorative cabinet hardware, solid brass hinges and architectural hardware, available through authorized showrooms throughout North America. For more information visit www.omniaindustries.com, Ph. 800.310.7960.

CURRIES Announces the Launch of the High Definition Embossed 1-Panel Door

CURRIES is pleased to announce the addition of the High Definition Embossed 1-Panel door to the product line. The sharp panel radius, along with increased shadow detail, makes the HD 1-Panel door a clear choice in adding elegance to any opening. The distinct 1-panel design gives any room or entrance a sophisticated look. This product is perfect for condominiums, assisted living complexes, hotels, office buildings, and dormitories.

Underneath the 18 gage exterior skins is an energy efficient polyurethane core making this door an important solution to today’s building requirements. The CURRIES HD1-Panel door can be UL or WH fire rated up to 3 hours (UL10C) with ADA compliant designs available as well. The design, durability, and energy efficiency makes the HD 1-Panel door a cost effective alternative to stile and rail wood doors.

For more information on the HD 1-Panel door along with all of the Ceco Door embossed panel products, please visit www.curries.com or contact your local ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions sales team.

Step Up Security In 2010 with Alarm Lock’s Affordable Trilogy Series – Taking Top Grades with Schools

An increasingly popular choice among increasingly budget and security-conscious schools and universities, carefully stretching stimulus funding and QZAB-construction bonds, Trilogy locksets provide access for 100-2,000 codes, with Prox. Models additionally supporting HID Prox card ID’s. Trilogy’s are fingertip programmable via the vandal resistant all-metal keypad, most are weatherproof from -31°F to +151°F, all have key override, standard core (supplied) or IC Core prep and many have programmable relay functions. These durable BHMA Grade 1 locksets feature easy standalone wireless installation that takes less than an hour (most with modified ANSI A115 door prep) and are available in seven architectural finishes and 9 IC core preps to fit any décor or master-key security plan. Additionally, new Trilogy Networx™ offer secure bidirectional 900Mhz wireless communications via Ethernet or 802.11 Gateways to a PC eliminating door-to-door programming and audit uploads, plus providing system-wide global security lockdown or unlock commands in under 10 seconds across thousands of locks!

A new brochure for security directors, educators and institutional locksmiths is available online at www.alarmlock.com or free for the asking at 1-800-ALA-LOCK , Educational Brochure no. ALA491 (a companion to Trilogy’s Hospital Brochure ALA488).



Häfele America Co. and Häfele Canada are the sole distributors for Safe-O-Mat®’s full range of locker solutions. The most popular models are stocked in North America for quick order processing and delivery. Orders with special lock plans or special features will be processed with a turnaround time similar to orders formerly placed with Safe-O-Mat USA.

Also available from Häfele is the Safe-O-Pin®, pin code lock.  This is the newest product in a range that includes card/key S500 and coin/key S800 for wood, laminate fabrication and S6 for metal fabrication.

The Häfele team continues providing leadership for Safe-O-Mat services and consulting and welcomes all Safe-O-Mat customers to set up an account, review ordering procedures and consult with local sales support immediately.  Call 800.423.3531 or visit www.hafele.com/us.


Building Materials Holding Corp. has exited U.S. bankruptcy protection and is rebranding itself BMC Select. The company, is moving its corporate headquarters to Boise, ID from San Francisco, according to a Reuters report. Full Story

HD Supply Inc. plans to consolidate 25 branches and cut 350 employees to trim its costs, reported the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Full Story

Kwikset expanded its portfolio of Home Connect products with the introduction of the SmartCode Lever at CES 2010. This keyless, touchpad, electronic lock is developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, and is designed for use on external and internal entryways, such as: the door from the garage to the home; the door to a home office, which may hold sensitive documents; and a storage closet that houses valuable possessions. Full Story

Hurd Windows & Doors was nominated for the 22nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, which honors manufacturers who bring excellence to Wisconsin manufacturing. The company was nominated in the large size company category of 300-750 employees. Full Story

After 15 years, C.R. Mayer & Company has changed its name to Mayer Door and has launched a blog to better communicate the company's offerings of doors and related products, reported BuildingOnline.com. Full Story

The Central States Door Dealer Association (CSDDA) has finalized its plans for its annual regional/educational conference scheduled for March 5-6, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel Conference Center in Bloomington, IL, reported Professional Door Dealer. Full Story

Martin Door Manufacturing has launched a new website which allows consumers to design a new garage door from the convenience of their own home. Full Story

PlasmaTech, Inc. has officially launched its first wireless access control product, the 2400DL wireless door lock with built-in card reader. The 2400DL device remotely controls and helps prevent tampering to all access points in a business, home, government building, or anywhere the highest security protocols are required. Full Story

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