WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: SCRANTON PRODUCTS REVOLUTIONIZES SCHOOL STORAGE WITH NEW DURALIFE® HDPE, FIRE-RATED LOCKERS
Scranton, PA - It can seem like a jungle in school hallways, with kids slamming, swinging and sounding like a herd of elephants- releasing all that pent up energy on their poor lockers! Welcome to the jungle says Scranton Products, as they introduce Duralife® Lockers, the only line of solid HDPE school lockers that are fully fire-rated (compliant with NFPA 286) as well as being GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM for improved indoor air quality. With extensive advantages over metal lockers, Duralife features the strength and durability to stand up to the bombardment of everyday school use with low maintenance at a comparable cost. Duralife Locker doors also feature a quieter close, reducing noise levels by three times that of metal lockers. A new Duralife video detailing the advantages is available at https://vimeo.com/48979521
"Duralife Lockers, made with HDPE, are a stylish, economical alternative to metal," said Don Wharton, President of Scranton Products. "With the multitude of durable, easy care features, the payback is realized in just a few short years."
American-made Duralife Lockers are available in several design options and15 beautiful colors, with a color-throughout formula that resists scratching. Custom color options are also available. With a 6-point latch mechanism and full length anodized steel hinges for exceptional strength, Duralife Lockers are impact and dent resistant. In fact, in ASTM impact testing, they were shown to have 59 times the impact resistance of metal. They will not rust, corrode or delaminate and are covered by a full 15-year warranty.
HDPE is naturally resistant to bacteria, odors, mold and mildew and the non-porous surface is very easy to clean. Graffiti wipes off easily with most non-abrasive cleaners and stickers and contact paper are easily removed. The lockers can also be power washed and steam cleaned without the worry of rust.
In addition to meeting GREENGUARD Children & Schools air quality standards, Duralife Lockers also contribute to a project's LEED certification. They are made with recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. And, since they do not require painting, there are no VOCs.
Duralife Lockers perform far beyond metal and will stand up to the stampede!
SCRANTON PRODUCTS INTRODUCES NEW DURALIFE® LOCKERS VIDEO
Scranton, PA - To support the launch of their new Duralife® HDPE corridor lockers, Scranton Products is releasing a new video that details all of the features and advantages they offer. It explains in depth how Duralife lockers are built for the long haul. They are the only HDPE lockers to be fully fire-rated (compliant with NFPA 286). In the school environment, which can seem like a jungle, Duralife® Lockers feature durability, ease of maintenance and security. The video will be available at https://vimeo.com/48979521
or on the Scranton Products website in the Marketing Section at http://www.scrantonproducts.com/marketing.aspx
In addition to being fire-rated, Duralife Lockers are also GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM for improved indoor air quality. The lockers stand up to everyday punishment, resisting dents and graffiti and HDPE is naturally resistant to bacteria, odors, mold and mildew. The surface is easy to clean and can be powerwashed or steam cleaned. Covered by a full 15-year warranty, they will not rust, corrode or delaminate.
American-made Duralife Lockers are available in several design options and15 beautiful colors, with a color-throughout formula that resists scratching. Custom color options are also available. With a 6-point latch mechanism and full length anodized steel hinges for exceptional strength and security.
Duralife Lockers also contribute to a project's LEED certification. They are made with recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. And, since they do not require painting, there are no VOCs.
Scranton Products Introduces Easy to Navigate, Color-Rich Web Site
Scranton, PA - Scranton Products, a leading manufacturer of bathroom partitions and lockers, has unveiled a new Web site at http://www.scrantonproducts.com designed to be user-friendly for any professional who is looking to specify, design or purchase a bathroom partition or locker system. For busy professionals on the move, the site has been upgraded to be mobile and iPad compatible.
From the home page, Hiny Hiders® and Resistall™ partitions and Tufftec® locker product lines can be quickly accessed according to looks, applications and price points. Most of the relevant product information can be obtained with only two or three clicks of the mouse. Navigating around the site is easy, because the category headings stay on each page.
Scranton Products' Web site experience is made easier with an enhanced Color Visualizer, which allows the company's vast array of colors and textures to be instantly applied to an actual room set-up. "We have made this new site very functional and convenient, but also focused on aesthetics," said Don Wharton, President. "Being able to accurately visualize colors and textures is very important in selecting these products."
Under the Marketing heading, additional elements that make the new Web site fast and easy include the use of photos fed by Flickr and informational videos using YouTube. There is no download time with these features. Brochures can easily be downloaded as PDF files and a trade show schedule lets you know where the company is exhibiting.
"This site is specifically designed for the end-user," said Wharton. As examples he mentions: architects can easily access specs, BIM and ARCAT® information; designers can find a spectrum of colors and textures and utilize the Color Visualizer; and facility managers can investigate products that match their budget and functional needs. For smaller independent bars and cafes, there are economical solutions that offer great looks. A convenient Dealer Locator also directs customers on where to buy their selections. "In addition, dealers can log into their own customer information zone, making it easy for them to do business with us," said Wharton.
NEW RESISTALL PARTITIONS FROM SCRANTON PRODUCTS ARE BUILT TOUGH FOR BARS, CLUBS AND CAFÉS
Resistall Partitions are made of HPDE plastic and are the perfect replacement for metal in tough environments like bars, clubs, diners, cafés and more. Resistall partitions are as tough as they are affordable and easy to install. Unlike metal, phenolic, stainless steel and other materials, they are highly resistant to dents, rust, scratches, odor, corrosion, impact and mildew.
For the establishment's owner or property manager, Resistall saves on costly maintenance, with no need for painting or frequent repair and replacement.
Scranton Products, the nation's leading manufacturer of plastic partitions for more than 25 years, designed Resistall to be impermeable to moisture, which can be a bathroom partition's worst enemy, creating rust, mildew and a breeding ground for bacteria.
"In commercial applications where bathroom stalls take abuse, Resistall is the best value," said Matt Keisling,Director of Sales, Scranton Products. "It stands up to attempted vandalism and rough handling with durable good looks," he added. "Withstanding the test of time, Resistall can handle whatever patrons dish out."
Made in the USA, Resistall partitions have gone head to head with metal in the most punishing lab tests-withstanding impacts of up to 500 lbs. from sledge hammers and scratches from razor knives. Resistall came through unmarred, whereas competitive materials suffered damage. And, Resistall's unmatched 5-year warranty covers breakage, corrosion and delamination under normal conditions. The Resistall color selection includes Black, Grey, Beige and Linen.
Like all products produced by Scranton Products, Resistall is part of the company's recycling program, which is committed to reducing industrial waste. All scrap and cut pieces are reclaimed and go back into the production of new HDPE sheets and contribute to LEED points.
Check out the Resistall videos that show time-elapsed, quick installation and lab tests or locate a supplier near you at http://www.resistallpartitions.com. Or, for more information, call 1 -800-445-5148.
SCRANTON PRODUCTS TAKES 3D MODELING TO A NEW LEVEL WITH BIM OBJECTS
The ARCAT site includes links to thousands of Web Sites, CSI specifications, BIM families, CAD Details, spec wizards and more. Scranton Products is the leading manufacturer of solid plastic bathroom partitions under the Hiny Hiders® brand as well as Tufftec® lockers. In a variety of colors and textures, the products will not rust, dent or delaminate and are extremely easy to design and work with.
"BIM Objects are fast becoming the preferred design tools for today's building designers" said Gil Garcia, Scranton Products. "We're pleased to offer this design enhancement to specifiers of our bathroom partitions, lockers and other amenities."
With the enhanced features and functionality of BIM Objects, these programs are rapidly replacing CAD for speed, design freedom and realism. BIM utilizes manufacturer-specific objects, in this case the bathroom partitions, shower and dressing stalls, vanities and lockers, to simulate real-world characteristics and specifications as they would exist within a building. It also includes essential product information, such as sizes, colors and textures. Because BIM Objects creates more life-like imaging and is easy to use, design and construction times are greatly reduced.
Building designers can access theBIM Objects program on the ARCAT site at http://www.arcat.comand type in Scranton Products in the search box. It is also available through direct link on Scranton Products Web Site at http://www.scrantonproducts.com.
SCRANTON PRODUCTS RELEASES THREE NEW COLLECTIONS
Scranton Products is proud to introduce three new collections of innovative, exciting colors that add to their present Classic Collection that consists of (Burgundy, Fossil, Charcoal Grey, Black, Grey, Mocha, Blueberry, White, Desert Beige, Parchment, Hunter Green and Linen). The Designer Collection maintains a bold, contemporary look. Concrete is a casual gray-beige color that adds a calm, modern feel to any restroom, locker room, or dressing room. Titanium combines rugged industrial look with a soft, elegant gray. Shale is a deep, mysterious gray to create a bold statement. Mahogany is a dark and rich red-brown, while Sequoia is a brighter wood-tone, both of which create a stylish, natural atmosphere. Lastly, Java is a jazzy shade of mocha that adds a classy, chic feel to any environment.
While the Mosaic Collection, which will be available in the third quarter 2010, introduces a new style of natural, earthy looking colors which are speckled with a medley of hues to add depth and dimension to an interior. Mosaics are available in Titanium, Black, Concrete, Paisley, Shale, and Java.
The Metallic Collection resembles the bold, tough look of metal with the soft brilliance of metallic shine. These lustrous colors include Bronze, Stainless, and Nickel.
Scranton Products is also introducing three new textures to their line. The Hammered texture creates a bold dimension to any color. Rotary Brush creates the look of real metal in Metallic colors and the Contour texture gives crisp smooth look that compliments the Designer Collection. These new textures can be combined with any color, whether original or new.
Note that there is no additional cost associated with new colors and textures.
Please contact your Scranton Products Salesperson or your Scranton Products Distributor with questions or to place an order.
PRODUCT CODE COMPLIANCE
There have been many questions that relate to Code Compliance and responsibility for meeting code requirements on Product Installation. All codes can be different based upon municipality and job requirements. Scranton Products has reached out to the Department of Justice for clarification on Code Compliance. The section below illustrates the DOJ stance on code compliance:
SEC.303. New construction and alterations in public accommodations and commercial facilities 42 U.S.C. § 12183 : US Code - Section 12183
(a) Application of term
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, as applied to public accommodations and commercial facilities, discrimination for purposes of section 12182(a) of this title includes -(1) a failure to design and construct facilities for first occupancy later than 30 months after July 26, 1990, that are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, except where an entity can demonstrate that it is structurally impracticable to meet the requirements of such subsection in accordance with standards set forth or incorporated by reference in regulations issued under this subchapter; and (2) with respect to a facility or part thereof that is altered by, on behalf of, or for the use of an establishment in a manner that affects or could affect the usability of the facility or part thereof, a failure to make alterations in such a manner that, to the maximum extent feasible, the altered portions of the facility are readily accessible
As a manufacturer of plastic toilet partitions we do not design nor construct facilities in accordance with Section 303 "New construction and alterations in public accommodations and commercial facilities." Toilet partitions are considered an accessory to the facility, and the example used relative to restrooms was a hand dryer. It is a product applied to a facility, not the design and construction of a facility.
Based on this interpretation and discussions with the DOJ, it is clear that Code Compliance is the Architect/GC responsibility. It is imperative that all Dealers ensure Code Compliance when the review of the Submittal Drawings takes place. Scranton Products cannot be held accountable for changes to approved drawings that do not meet code requirements.
Listed below are the contact details and website information:
The ADA has an information hotline at 800-514-0301
Technical Assistance - http://www.ada.gov/agency.htm
Link to TITLE III Regulations and a link to a PDF format of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design can be acquired by going to - http://www.ada.gov/stdspdf.htm
Issues requiring escalation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to: 1-800-551-6993, Attn: Steve White Drafting Supervisor. We fully stand behind the quality of our products and want to remain your Manufacturer of choice for Premium Plastic Partitions, Locker Systems, Shower/Dressing Stalls and more.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below.
Director - Sales Operations
(Phone) 800-445-5148 Ext. 2337