Special-Lite Featured at APPA Conference

Special-Lite Doors and Entrance Systems for College and University Buildings Featured at APPA Annual Conference in San Diego

DECATUR, MI – Special-Lite, Inc., participated at the APPA Annual Conference, held in San Diego in July 2014. Roger Stempky, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “The event provided Special-Lite with a valuable opportunity to support as well as listen and learn from APPA members, whose organization represents over 1300 colleges and universities and more than 4000 facility and architectural leadership professionals.”

“Providing solutions that support APPA efforts to improve building energy efficiency is very important to us. During the conference, we focused special attention on how Special-Lite products can deliver increased building energy efficiency as well as our ability to create custom solutions for specific types of buildings. Featured was our flush door, which delivers improved thermal performance over many traditional steel and aluminum doors.”

Stempky said his company also showcased a decorative powder coating available on Special-Lite aluminum doors and an Acrylic Modified Polyester (AMP) face sheet for the company’s FRP products, both of which provide a very high quality wood grain appearance. “These wood grain doors are more durable and longer lasting than traditional wood doors, providing owners of historical structures with a more practical and sustainable way to complement, preserve and protect the legacy of their buildings.”

He said Special-Lite’s ability to fabricate custom entrance systems further supports the unique requirements of each building project, whether complementing historical architecture, enhancing contemporary designs, or harmonizing with important elements of an institution’s unique heritage or brand.

The broad line of Special-Lite products and the company’s custom capabilities can be explored at www.special-lite.com. Personal assistance is available from local sales representatives, listed at www.special-lite.com/representatives.

About Special-Lite, Inc. Special-Lite manufacturers engineered architectural products, which includes commercial entrance systems, interior aluminum (Type II) framing with swing or sliding aluminum framed doors, and FRP restroom partitions. Our complete entrance system products are fiberglass or aluminum flush doors with many door face texture options including wood grain, aluminum monumental (stile & rail) doors, fiberglass and aluminum framing. Our engineered, made to order architectural products are used in new construction and renovation projects for educational, commercial, institutional, industrial and municipal applications. The company was founded in 1971 and pioneered the use of fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP) material for door skins in the early 1980’s, and today is the largest volume producer of commercial FRP doors in the United States.

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Lauren Stemple

Lauren Stemple

Lauren Stemple is the Marketing Communications Administrator at Special-Lite, she handles graphic design of sales literature and tools, trade show display coordination and design, and website content.



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