What Not to Miss at the AMD Convention and Trade Show 2013
They call it Hot’lanta and the veritable melting pot that is Atlanta fairly bubbles in the summer with heat and humidity. It’s a city that capitalizes on its diversity on many levels, and the range of visitors, both exhibitors and show attendees – who they are, where they’re from and what they do—will fit right in. It won’t be quite so hot in Atlanta when then 49th annual Association of Millwork Distributors trade show is held November 4-6, but the exhibit show floor at the Cobb Galleria Center will certainly be sizzling. So before you burn your way through the crowds, take a look at who will be there and make a plan to get the most out of your visit.
Be A (Wood)Ware – Booth 519
WoodWare Systems, headquartered in Cordova, Tenn., will display its entire suite of integrated software solutions developed for millwork at AMD in Atlanta.
The company will highlight the streamlined, web-based user interface along with WoodWare DocXT (document/file management software); WoodWare WarehouseXT (warehouse management software); WoodWare WebConnect (web based information/order customer portal); WoodWare WorkFlow (unattended automation for key performance processes); and WoodWare BI (embedded business intelligence, real time not warehoused).
The WoodWare User Interface is moving away from the older client/server technology allowing the WoodWare user more access flexibility and requiring little to no software on their PC. www.woodwaresystems.com
Show Us Your Craft – Booth 235
The FerraLites doorlite series features handcrafted wrought iron grilles mounted to the exterior side of the doorlite frame using a patented mounting system that allows the iron grille to be opened and closed for easy access to the door glass, for cleaning purposes, or locked in place for security. Each iron grille is individually hand-ground to eliminate rough welds, and then sandblasted to a smooth surface for the black powder coated finish.
Three wrought iron design series are available: Valencia, Charleston and La Salle. Each grille is offered with three glass texture options for varying obscurity levels. Tempered safety glass two-layer thick are used for the glass panels. The doorlites are individually shrink-wrapped and boxed to eliminate damage during the shipping and handling process.
FerraLites can be used with any standard 1.75 inch thick fiberglass or steel door. Each of the three iron designs is available in three sizes: a 22-inch by 64-inch rectangle, a 22-inch by 48-inch rectangle, and a 22-inch by 48-inch arch top. Matching sidelite insert options include an 8-inch by 64-inch and an 8-inch by 48-inch rectangles. Forty five different FerraLite insert options are available. www.glasscraft.com
Cutler’s Next Stand – Booth 334
Simpson partners with select artists to commission unique, inspired designs for the Artist Collection. Cutler has served as a design instructor at several leading U.S. universities. His firm has received six National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and more than 40 national and regional design awards. The doors designed by Cutler feature clean, simple lines, with a range of glass options, according to the company.
Simpson offers more than 900 standard door designs to choose from, available in virtually any wood species and with numerous glass options. The company’s engineers can also custom build nearly any exterior or interior door design a homeowner or architect desires. www.simpsondoor.com
A Belmont Win for TruTech – Booth 417
TruTech’s Belmont® Craftsman fiberglass door features a mahogany grain that is crafted with premium materials to replicate authentic wood unique to mahogany. The Berkley direct glazed glass adds the finishing touch, says the company.
Engineered to last a lifetime, the Belmont craftsman door series features a rich rift cut oak wood grain finish complemented with distinctive profiles to accurately simulate a real wood door appearance. Designed with an energy saving polyurethane door core, 4 inch stiles constructed of Laminated Strand Lumber (“LSL”) and enhanced fiberglass panels, the Belmont door provides maximum protection and durability, according to the company.
Editor’s note: TruTech will also be at Win-door North America in November in booth #1741. www.trutechdoors.com
Pride and Prestige – Booth 621
MasterGrain offers a new line of coordinated door system components made using the company’s nickel vapor deposition (NVD) technology, which replicates fine surface detail using pure nickel to build a shell to capture fine grains and texturing details of hand crafted wood grained doors. The wood for the door eventually will be replicated into a nickel shell and the company describes the result as the most accurate means to date for recreating the rich dimensionality of natural wood into a fiberglass door.
The Prestige Collection includes coordinated doors and sidelites, plug less lite frames, simulated divided lites, jambs and brick mold. The system of components provides all the low maintenance benefits of fiberglass as well as MasterGrain wood-grained finish and solid weather resistant components. The Prestige Collection is available in cherry, fir and oak grains.
Editor’s note: MasterGrain will also be at Win-door North America in November in booth #1312. www.mastergrain.com