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30Jul 2018
KD Sidelight 20-minute

Like KD drywall 3-sided frames, you can save time and money by installing KD drywall borrow lights, sidelight, transom, and other KD drywall elevations.

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21May 2018

HMF Express Chicago is moving to a new address.  Effective date is tbd.

HMF Express
2401 American Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

This location is just a couple of miles from our original location near Chicago’s O’Hare airport.  It is convenient to several major highways, including I90, I294, I290, and I355

The move lets us expand our welding area, update our painting system, improve shop safety, and produce more locally.  It supports our focus on being your go-to source for custom and quick ship hollow metal in Chicago.

Please forward this information to your logistics team to help them get to the new location when it opens. 

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21Jun 2017

Open back strikes are for use on the inactive leaf of a pair of doors when each door is required to operate independently for egress but remain secure without using a coordinator.

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15Jun 2017

Things to Consider – Spats A Spat is a full profile cover to wrap the bottom portion of a jamb Can be furnished for a new jamb or most commonly for retro-fit over existing jamb Used to cover or prevent rust in most applications Stainless steel is most common material used Could also be A60 […]

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Even in a perfect world, the job of the door and hardware distributor is extremely demanding. (Kudos to you in these roles!) Every good distributor has a style, a philosophy, or a way of doing business that has gotten them to where they are now. With your reputation on the line with every order, great distributors must have great vendors to be successful. So what steps can you take to ensure that your vendor partners will help protect and enhance your business reputation and help you in your difficult role as a distributor?…

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A good distributor should respond to contractor concerns. Contractors rightly expect their door and hardware supplier to be their door, frame and hardware expert. But when a contractor calls with a field installation issue, what is the best way for a good distributor to.. respond? The stark reality of business is that there is very little time to drop what you are doing and visit a jobsite every time your contractor calls with a door or frame fitting issue…


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Things to Consider – Spats A Spat is a full profile cover to wrap the bottom portion of a jamb Can be furnished for a new jamb or most commonly for retro-fit over existing jamb Used to cover or prevent rust in most applications Stainless steel is most common material used Could also be A60 […]

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