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Free Webinar Scheduled for October 31st

Webinar Title: Achieving Sustainable Design with Polycarbonate Standing Seam

This free on-line education course provides an overall  understanding of multiwall polycarbonate. Course is specific to standing seam  product. New advancements in the technology allow for almost limitless design  options. Size, color and connection system are no longer design limitations.  Also included are testing/performance data.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 pm CST. Please click here to learn more and to register for this course.

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What is a Purlin?

A purlin is a horizontal structural member often made from wood or steel that directly supports the roofing material. Purlins transfer the roof load to the main roof structure such as trusses, load bearing walls, or large rafters.

Purlins run perpendicular to the slope of the roof as opposed to rafters that run up and down the slope of the roof. Purlins vary in size depending on the type of structure, loading requirements, and local codes.

The distance between purlins is depended on the type of roofing material, loading requirements, and local codes. Be sure to check with your local building inspector or check local code requirements.

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Basalt Middle School

“Daylighting with 50mm LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK”

basalt_entry_canopy_smPart of the Roaring Fork School District, Basalt Middle School was built fifteen years ago in the quaint mountain town of Basalt, CO. The school recently underwent a major renovation, including a new roof and replacement of the multiwall panels in the pyramid skylight, single slope skylights, and front entry canopy.

Partnering with AIA Industries, a custom skylight manufacturer and installer headquartered in Denver, CO, the architectural firm (Division 7 Design, Inc., Grand Junction, CO.) chose to use AmeriLux’s 50mm opal LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ to reglaze the school’s skylights. LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ 50mm is a 9-wall, inter-connecting sheet system that offers excellent thermal insulation properties, good light transmission and light diffusion properties, and lower solar heat gain.

basalt_pyramid_skylight_smThanks to a large in-stock inventory, AmeriLux International was able to provide fast, on-time delivery of the LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ panels to the job site; allowing the project to be completed – on time – prior to the 2013 school year starting. According to the crew, the THERMOCLICK™ panels were very easy to work with and install. And, because the panels can be easily fabricated on site, the crew was able to make minor modifications when needed to make everything fit perfectly!

“We were very happy with ease of installation,” said Jim Donaldson, President of AIA Industries. “Betty Reed did a great job of leading us to a very energy efficient material for the project. Having the product in stock gave us the fast delivery required to sell the job in the short time frame required. I would say it was a very successful project that met all of the building’s needs.”

To learn more about the LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ high performance interlocking sheet system, please CLICK HERE.

LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ is a trademark of SABIC.

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“Focused on Delivering Great Customer Service”

Employee Spotlight: “Jennifyr Hewitt”

jen_hewittFor the past six years, Jen Hewitt has played an important role in the AmeriLux International growth story. As an essential member of AmeriLux’s Customer Relations Team, Jen manages and services key customers’ accounts. With an in-depth knowledge of the products and services we provide and great attention to detail, she is able to answer customer questions in a way that helps them get the job done right the first time.

In addition to helping customers by answering calls regarding product questions or technical issues, Jen is responsible for quoting jobs, processing sales orders, invoicing materials, and helps to manage inventory levels. When asked what she likes most about her job, Jen replied “You are always working with different people and being able to help them is the best feeling. I believe in treating every customer as if they were your family or friend.”

At AmeriLux International, great customer service is defined – in part – by being able to identify the unique challenges and opportunities of our customers and helping them find creative, cost-effective solutions to meet their needs. As an AmeriLux customer, you should expect nothing less than the best service every time you deal with a member of the A-Team. Our goal is, quite simply, to be your distributor of choice.

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Free Webinar Scheduled for October 9th

Webinar Title: Vertical Translucent Glazing Multiwall Polycarbonate Systems

This free on-line education course provides an introduction to multiwall polycarbonate and its features. The primary focus is the use of tongue and groove polycarbonate as a vertical daylighting system. An overview of the general benefits and key components of daylighting and sustainability is provided.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at 12:00 pm CST. Please click here to learn more and to register for this course.

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Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

Q: How are polycarbonate panels protected during shipping?

A: A custom wooden crate is built for each order. A crate can hold up to 2,000 pounds of product.

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