News | June 10, 2011

Bilco's J-AL Floor Door Now Available With Standard Stainless Steel Hardware


The Bilco Company's Type J-AL aluminum access doors are now available with standard stainless steel hardware, enhancing the corrosion-resistance of the product and making it better-suited for corrosive environments.

Available in a single- or double-leaf design and reinforced for 300 PSF or H20 loading conditions, Type J-AL doors provide access to underground areas, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, commercial and institutional buildings, and public utilities. The channel frame design and built-in drain coupling allow the doors to be used in applications where water penetration into the opening is a concern.

Type J-AL doors will now be supplied with type 316 stainless steel hardware throughout, including forged hinges, compression springs and tubes, hold open arm, slam lock, and fasteners. Through it's ongoing implementation of LEAN manufacturing practices and design improvements, Bilco is able to offer this superior hardware and reduce the price of standard size doors by 20-25%. Special size doors will also see a considerable price reduction.

"We are very excited to be able to not only improve our product, but to also offer a savings to our valued customers," said Michael Toohey, Marketing Manager for the company's line of commercial products. "Best of all, our customers will still receive the same durable construction and superior operation that they have come to expect from Bilco access doors over the years."

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About Bilco Company
For more than 80 years, The Bilco Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products. Over these years, the company has built a reputation among architects, specifiers, and contractors for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. Bilco –an ISO 9001 certified company – manufactures roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor access doors, and a complete line of residential products that are designed to improve the look and function of basement areas. With headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in Trumann, Arkansas, and Zanesville, Ohio, and an international network of sales offices, dealers, distributors, and representatives.

SOURCE: The Bilco Company