Chem-Pruf is at this year’s NRPA Conference and Exposition!

The National Recreation and Park Association’s Congress and Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina starts today and goes through the 16th. More than 7,000 industry professionals and nearly 400 exhibitors will be in attendance. There will be hundreds of education sessions as well as an exposition showcasing products and services. Chem-Pruf is proud to be exhitibing at such a great event and will have on display our beautiful fiberglass doors.

From world renowned theme parks, zoos, and exotic game ranches, to city and state parks, to swimming pools and aquariums, Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors maintain a level of decorum that is second to none. Doors in many of these applications are exposed to moisture, corrosive chemicals, animal waste and harsh weather. Chem-Pruf door systems are designed for these applications and will perform flawlessly and remain beautiful year after year.

Stop by and see us at booth 3710 if you are at this year’s NRPA in Charlotte. We would love the opportunity to ask how we can help you. For more information on why we are the industry leader feel free to call us at 800-444-6924 or visit our website at http://www.chem-pruf.com/index.html.

NRPA

 

Chem-Pruf is Proud to be at this Year’s WEFTEC!

This past Saturday marked the beginning of this year’s WEFTEC in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Water Federations Annual Technician Exhibition and Conference is designed to educate and spread research on today’s water quality education and training. With over 22,000 companies in attendance, this conference offers a great networking opportunity for the industry’s leaders and professionals. Displaying the top technology tools for the water industry, this conference is a great way to gather domestic and international business.

Water and wastewater professionals from around the globe will be in attendance ranging from collection systems managers to environmental engineers and more. The WEFTEC is a top annual exhibit and is a leader in trade shows in North America. Chem-Pruf is honored to not only be a part of this conference, but to learn and spread knowledge about the water and wastewater industry.

Wastewater show

Do you know the true benefits of fiberglass when exposed to corrosion? Hollow metal doors can break down and corrode when exposed to hazardous conditions. Chem-Pruf’s fiberglass doors are able to remain intact when exposed to the harsh elements. From wastewater applications to water processing facilities and more, our fiberglass doors are sure to remain corrosion free! Our doors contain a seamless construction that will prevent any dirt, moisture, and bacteria from breaking through the door surface. Our doors are able to stand up to daily wash downs and offer profound defense against sulfuric acid produced in raw sewage.

Take a look at our Water and Wastewater application information to get more details on our fiberglass doors in the industry: http://www.chem-pruf.com/water-wastewater.html

Be sure to come see us at booth number 8045, along with many other leading water and wastewater industry professionals at this year’s WEFTEC. For more information on Chem-Pruf and our industry leading fiberglass doors, check us out on Facebook or on our website!

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AUDAX GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF CHASE DOORS

BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014 – Audax Group announced it has acquired Chase Industries, Inc. (“Chase Doors”) from Sentinel Capital Partners. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chase is a leading manufacturer and distributor of customized doors, including traffic, corrosion resistant, PVC, strip, cold storage, fire, and sliding doors. Founded in 1932, Chase Doors offers superior design and engineering processes, as well supporting the development of green product innovations. Chase Doors’ family of brands includes Chase™, Chem-Pruf™, ColdGuard™, Econo Max™, Eliason™, Fib-R-Dor™, Saino™, and Simon™.

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Co-CEO of Audax Group, said “Chase Doors is a manufacturer of customized doors with an unparalleled reputation in the market. We look forward to partnering with Jeffrey Stark and the rest of the Chase team to grow the business organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions.”

Jeffrey Stark, CEO of Chase Doors, said “We are excited to have Audax as our new partner. The firm’s track record of sourcing and integrating add-on acquisitions will enhance our ability to grow, while continuing to build on our brand’s reputation of market-leading quality and value.”

Houlihan Lokey and Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Chase. Ropes & Gray LLP and Fredrikson & Byron P.A. served as counsel to Audax Group. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction.

ABOUT AUDAX GROUP

Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading investor in lower-middle market companies.  With offices in Boston, New York and Menlo Park, Audax has over $6 billion in assets under management in its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses.  For more information visit the Audax Group website http://www.audaxgroup.com.

Chem-Pruf to Attend this Year’s AZA Annual Conference!

Tomorrow,  September 12th, the 2014 annual conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums will be held in Orlando, FL! This event is a great opportunity for wildlife professionals to spread awareness about animal care, education, safety, and conservation. Professional individuals from across the nation will be in attendance to participate in the fun and exciting experience! Founded in 1924, this nonprofit organization is committed to enhancing zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. The AZA and the annual conference is a great network tool to spread awareness and knowledge.

Chem-Pruf is excited to be a part of the show and is proud to have a product that can benefit Zoos and Aquariums. Chem-Pruf FRP doors stand-up beautifully against the elements often found in Zoos and Aquariums such as; moisture, animal waste, cleaning chemicals and even harsh weather. Chem-Pruf doors will perform flawlessly year after year and the beautiful, glossy gelcoat finish, one-piece construction and molded-in accessories make it the ideal choice for these corrosive applications.

Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are naturally friendly to the environment; longevity, cleanliness, strength and stability make it a sound choice for a “green tomorrow” and beyond. So whether it’s for an elephant exhibit, a penguin habitat, or the entrance of a shark reef, take comfort in knowing that you can’t go wrong with a Chem-Pruf fiberglass door. Check out some of our doors in these zoo photos and see for yourself how greatly Chem-Pruf doors can complement your application!

Zoo 2

Zoo 1

For more information on the 2014 Association of Zoos and Aquariums, visit their website! https://www.aza.org/

Happy Labor Day from Chem-Pruf!

This upcoming weekend will mark the end of August, the end of summer vacation for students, and the winding down of a season. The first Monday of every September is always recognized as Labor Day and dedicated to the American workers that help this nation succeed and prosper. The weekend is usually celebrated with parades, grill outs, fireworks, and the last of summer festivities. In fact, did you know that the first Labor Day parade was actually on a Tuesday? The date was September 5th, 1882 and even though parade activities were in swing, the celebration was actually a protest march for safer working conditions, shorter hours and better wages. Though the night did end up being a larger celebration with dancing and evening fireworks, much like the fun and exciting celebrations we all know and love today.

Many Labor Day gatherings will take place at local parks and recreation facilities. With warm weather, food on the grill and great music,  public parks will be filled with families and friends enjoying the time off and relaxation. If you’re at a park this weekend you might just see a Chem-Pruf door. After all Chem-Pruf doors are commonly used in parks and recreational facilities because they maintain a level of decorum that is second to none and they hold up against harsh weather, chemicals and animal waste. Plus they never need to be painted and they are graffiti resistant.

So enjoy your Labor Day this upcoming Monday, and if you are going to be attending any cookouts or festivals, be sure to keep your eye out for a Chem-Pruf fiberglass door! Whatever your application, we have the perfect door for you!

labor day

For more information visit our website at http://www.chem-pruf.com/ or call us at 800-444-6924 | Outside U.S. 956-544-1000

 

FRP Doors for Hospitals and State Facilities

The CDC released data in March showing that 1 in 25 hospital patients in the U.S. is at risk of developing a healthcare-associated infection, and an estimated 721,800 occur annually. The most common infections are pneumonia, diarrhea and urinary tract infections. The sad truth of the matter is that hospitals are full of germs, and patients invariably pass infections on to each other – if not directly, then through the hospital staff with whom they come into contact. Patients can also contract infections from bacterial that live on devises. Frequent hand washing is essential and the basic foundation of all safe care. The CDC recommends hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol for use in hospitals.

Chem-Pruf fiberglass door has a finish that is impermeable against the daily contact of alcohol based hand sanitizers, thus making Chem-Pruf doors the ideal choice for Hospitals and State Facilities. Chem-Pruf’s fiberglass door is completely seamless, eliminating cracks, seams and gaps where bacteria can hide. This tough, hygienic door can stand up to daily washdowns and rigorous cleanings with harsh chemicals including: Clidox, Quatricide, Spor-Klenz and Chlorate. Plus, Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors comply with NIH Standards, are FDA compliant and when required, are available with up to a 90 minute fire label, storm or STC ratings.

Hospital Door

Chem-Pruf corrosion resistant doors and frames are not assembled using component parts and pultrusions obtained from various sources. They are manufactured completely by hand utilizing only the highest quality raw materials. Not only is this unrivaled method of manufacture far superior, it allows the flexibility to customize the door systems to meet the application’s unique requirements. Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are chemically welded assemblies with a permanent gelcoat finish, so they provide a high degree of quality, consistency, reliability and eliminates the potential for patients with Pica Disorder to peel and eat the paint normally used on doors.

Think, Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors when environmental control in essential to avoid the introduction of contaminants, pathogens, growth of vermin and possibility of infectious outbreaks. For more information visit our website at http://www.chem-pruf.com/ or call us at 800-444-6924 | Outside U.S. 956-544-1000

Damaging Weather Sweeping through Hawaii

Hurricane

This weekend will bring damaging winds and heavy rain to the coast of Hawaii. As Hurricane Iselle drew near the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Being the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years, Iselle brought only strong winds and a large amount of rain fall. Precautionary methods were taken for impact and citizens prepared themselves for the worst possible outcome. Many flights were closed during the harsh weather and local grocery stores are full of customers looking to stock up on necessities.

These types of storms leave damaging conditions, power outages, and high gusting winds and debris. With 65 mph winds, Iselle lowered itself from a hurricane to a tropical storm. This time of the year can be a tough time for certain parts of the country especially in coastal conditions.

Chem-Pruf has a product specifically designed for the damaging conditions one would find in a Hurricane. Our Hurricane/FBC rated storm doors have received Florida Building Code (FBC), IBC and Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) approval for installation in high wind coastal conditions as well as meet or exceed the standards set for large missile impact (ASTM-E1886/1996 missile level D), both positive and negative cycle pressure and wind load. Along with certification for Large missile impact (TAS 201), Uniform static air pressure (TAS 202), and Cycle wind pressure load (TAS 203), our doors will provide years of corrosion-resistant service and will withstand corrosive salt air.

Chem-Pruf fiberglass doors are designed to be installed in the worst atmospheric conditions. From coastal applications to Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities, our doors are able to hold up against harsh environments. Rust is never an issue with fiberglass doors. Along with our profound quality, we offer a lifetime guarantee against failure due to corrosion. So if your facility is on the coast or in an area with high wind conditions, check out our Hurricane/FBC rated door.

Storm Rated Door

For more information call us at  800-444-6924.

Custom Designed Doors – Not a Problem for Chem-Pruf!

Do you have a particular door image in mind for your facility? Something different and unique designed specifically for you? Something that will set you apart from your competitors? Then look no further. Chem-Pruf can design and manufacture a custom door to suit your needs. Oversized doors, dutch doors, sliding doors, doors with custom finishes, doors with custom textures and doors with custom designs molded-in are not a problem.

Do you want it to look like a barn door? Not a problem! Do you want it to blend into the surrounding? Not a problem! Do you want it to make a statement? Not a problem! Whatever the challenge, Chem-Pruf has the solution!

Take a look at some of our unique custom made doors! Our highly skill craftsmen can build a door that will meet and exceed your expectations. Whether it’s for a theme park, zoo, aquarium, casino, restaurant, car wash, or even your local recreational facility, Chem-Pruf design options are virtually endless and our Engineers and Sales staff are eager to help create the exact door for your unique requirements.

Custom doors

Chem-Pruf is leading the way in innovation and engineering and with the bar raised very high. Let us prove to you why we are your only choice when it comes to custom made, corrosion resistant fiberglass doors. Call us today at  800-444-6924.

Chem-Pruf – The Easy to Install FRP Door

Do you have plans in the near future to build a new facility or add another section to your building? Chances are you are going to need a door. If you order a Chem-Pruf Door you can take the stress out of worrying about the installation or worse trying to find the multiple packages that typically come with doors.

Chem-Pruf has the Total Opening Solution, also referred to as a Unitized Door System or simply the Complete Package. Chem-Pruf takes pride in making the installation process simple. Chem-Pruf’s preassembled fiberglass doors ship ready for installation thus, saving you time, money, and labor. Two installers can center the door unit into the wall and bond it in place in about one-third of the normal installation time. The doors are each placed in their own individual crate. All crates are clearly marked with the specific opening information for quick identification. Anchors, loose hardware items and instructions are boxed inside the crate. No more searching through various pallets and separate boxes of materials to complete your installation!

Chem-Pruf total opening solution

Did I mention that our doors are shipped fully assembled in their frames? It really doesn’t get much easier than this. As I mentioned earlier, at Chem-Pruf we want to stress how simple the installation process is and we take pride in ensuring you will be satisfied with your product. If you have any questions about installation or our products, feel free to contact us at (956)544-1000.

 

 

Happy 4th of July from Chem-Pruf!

July 4th

July 4th marks our nation’s birth and a day that was declared for peace and freedom. As we gather with our family and friends, we can’t help but remember what this great nation stands for and its history of independence. This one day is set aside to enjoy with loved ones and spend time in the great outdoors. So as people get ready for their holiday plans, let’s all take a moment to remember our greatest July 4th memories and what make them special to us!

For my family, the 4th of July has always been a day of cooking out, spending time with relatives, and then gathering for the fireworks display. One of the greatest 4th of July celebrations I can remember was when I was a young child and my family decided to call every relative from out of town to come celebrate the day with us. There were a great amount of people having fun and enjoying the company of others, which is one thing this great holiday should have. Throughout the celebration I can remember the delicious scent of charcoal being burned on a grill and the sound of our favorite music coming from the family radio. Then after a wonderful dinner with the people I love, we all sat around a fire to roast some decadent s’mores and continue the celebration with the sun down. This most certainly was one of my greatest memories and something I think of every time Independence Day comes around.

So if you are spending time with your family this upcoming holiday, try to think of your greatest and most special memory. Maybe it’s spending the day with distant relatives or watching your local sports with friends, or maybe it’s enjoying all the delicious cuisine that fills our homes. Whatever your special celebration may be, Chem-Pruf wants you to enjoy the day and have a happy 4th of July!