Baldwin Enters Commercial Hardware Market
Baldwin Hardware's new commercial offering balances both form and function, through design-driven solutions that enhance entrances, while combining Grade 1 mortise locks and decorative trim with through-bolting, to provide stylish and secure looks. Fully pre-assembled, Baldwin offers an eclectic selection of mix-and-match levers, trims, turn knobs and finish options, in an effort to couple unique styles with ease of ordering and installation. This flexibility creates an answer to a wide array of commercial installations, including hospitality, multi-family, retail, education, healthcare and office spaces.
“At Baldwin, we never move into a category until we know we can bring truly distinct style options along with our continued commitment to quality, a pairing which has become our signature,” said Dave Albert, vice president of Baldwin Hardware. “Our new commercial introductions present architects, designers and specifiers with on-trend, Grade 1 solutions, while providing both contemporary and decorative styles.” Baldwin's commercial hardware is available through hundreds of dealers around the world.
Baldwin has established a true high-end ANSI/BHMA Operational & Security Grade 1 rated mortise set designed for heavy duty door openings. Operational tests include cycle tests that establish Baldwin's mortise lock will last over 1,000,000 cycles, while impact and tension testing verify the products meet all Grade 1 security standards.
From Contemporary to Colonial, Baldwin Hardware offers a full portfolio of styles with 11 through-bolted escutcheon trims, 32 levers and 15 decorative roses, as well as varied turn pieces and cylinder collars. Baldwin boasts 23 finishes including 3 patent-protected Lifetime finishes, Polished Brass, Satin and Polished Nickel, the latter two being exclusive to Baldwin. Baldwin Lifetime finishes are especially resistant to harsh weather conditions like salt air along coastlines. Baldwin's Grade 1 solution oriented entrance and sectional sets include inside and outside assemblies, 2 levers and 2 through-bolted escutcheons, mortise box and cylinder and cylinder collar (for sectional sets), providing for ease in ordering and installation.
The Reading, PA based company with more than 60 years of heritage, is part of the Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group, headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. For more information, visit www.baldwinhardware.com.
Schlage/Von Duprin/LCN Aged Bronze Finish
The new 643e Aged Bronze finish for locks, exit devices, closers, accessories and electronics is available on Schlage, Von Duprin, Ives, Glynn-Johnson and LCN brands of products. Aged Bronze offers a classic distinctive look that lasts long into the future without wear or weathering, perfect for commercial applications. In addition to providing a naturally aged, historic look with a soft bronze highlight and attractive rich coloring, the new finish will maintain its original look over time.
“This classic finish provides the consistency and longevity architects and designers look for. It suites among our most popular Schlage, Von Duprin, Ives, Glynn-Johnson and LCN products as well as with the Schlage residential 716 Aged Bronze finish,” reports Doug Miller, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' marketing manager. “The finish has been growing in popularity. We typically see 643e Aged Bronze used in common areas or buildings where the owners or architects are looking to achieve a historic ambiance. It's also great for customers who like the look of a living finish but don't want it to continue to wear. Aged Bronze provides these customers with a finish that will continue to look and feel exactly the same throughout its life.”
Products with the new 643e Aged Bronze finish are available for order now.
Schlage, Von Duprin and LCN manufacture a wide range of locks, exit devices and closers for the door hardware market. More information is available at www.schlage.com, www.vonduprin.com or www.lcn.com.