Dave Claypool, sales manager at Lexington Manufacturing, enjoyed addressing industry colleagues at the National Architectural Door Council’s (NADC) conference in Orlando, Florida, recently.
Lexington sponsored the one-day NADC conference, which preceded the Door and Hardware Institute’s convention. Operating under the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) umbrella, NADC develops and maintains industry standards for architectural wood doors and represents the industry in many arenas.
Attendees of the NADC conference were exposed to various architectural door topics, including developments in sustainability and standards that affect architectural door manufacturers and suppliers.
Dave presented some of Lexington’s early history and our mission of “building relationships, creating solutions, and delivering value.” He also discussed how we grew to become a world-class manufacturer of door components for the commercial and residential door industry. Our commitment to the door industry is evident by the research and development of Lexington products, such as SCL laminated stile and components, agrifiber, and the only 90 minute fire-rated light kit with solid wood moulding.
“We have processed more than 25 million cubic feet of SCL into components equaling 275 million, seven-foot architectural door stiles. If placed end to end, the stiles would circle the earth more than 14 times,” he said during his presentation, illustrating Lexington’s 35+ years of experience. “We continue to drive new product research that introduces and expands manufacturing solutions and product innovation.”
Dave’s talk included the Lexington Quality Management System as the foundation for how we deliver value (part of our mission) and meet exacting specifications on time, every time.
For example, our panel processing uses a fully automated integrated system to convert large, mill-sized billets into components to maximize yield with precision and customization. Our core optimization also provides fully customized door core at virtually 100% material yield. This creates the greatest benefit possible for LEED v4 with the goal of verifiable utilization and eliminating waste. This is achieved with all wood waste at Lexington recycled into poultry bedding.
“I received positive responses from those in attendance,” Dave said. “I was able to reengage with people we hadn’t been active with and reopened discussions with them. They learned more about our scope and scale and what we do to meet their needs.”
Learn more about Lexington’s capabilities, culture, and products—including window, door, and fire-rated door components—by visiting www.lexingtonmfg.com or (218) 825-8429.