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“In a landscape where fire hazards persist as a formidable challenge, PyroGuard™ stands as a beacon of safety, offering tested and certified solutions to safeguard lives and property against the ravages of fire,” said Bueche.

Treated Wood Leads the Way in New Advances in Fire Safety

  Fires pose a significant threat to both property and lives, with statistics showing alarming frequency and devastating consequences. In the United States alone, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recorded over 1.3 million fires in 2021, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries, and

Hoover industry experts Chris Athari, Director of Architectural Solutions, and Jim Gogolski, Architectural/ Code Specialist, teach the course Wood: Fire Hazard and FRT Construction to Colorado Building Code Industry Professionals

Hoover Teaches Life-Saving Class to Colorado Building Code Industry

  The first week of March, the Hoover Treated Wood Products Architectural and Codes team packed their bags and headed to Loveland, Colorado for the 39th annual Educational Institute hosted by the Colorado Chapter International Code Council. Hoover has a longstanding relationship with the Colorado


In the mid to late 1980s, Hoover expanded into international sales, specifically the Asian market. Recognizing the significance of cultural symbols, Hoover adopted the famous dragon logo. As a part of our recent brand development research, we discovered the dragon was highly recognized across our

Demystifying Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood Specifications

Writing a strong, generic specification for Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood helps ensure code-compliant FRTW will be installed, competition will be encouraged, and ultimately performance and value for the owner will be delivered. This article, which appeared in the December 2021 issue of The Construction Specifier, contains a strong,

UL Tests Result in GreenGuard and GreenGuard Gold Certifications for PyroGuard™

Certification allows PyroGuard™ users to breathe easier! PyroGuard™ treatment has earned UL’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications. Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications require that products meet some of the world’s most rigorous

UL Critical Component Identification in Fire Resistance-rated Designs

Have you ever wondered why some items within UL Certification designs have asterisks* following an item’s description? Here’s your answer. Most UL fire resistance-rated certifications (designs) consist of various specified components constructed in a very specific manner and are considered as a complete assembly.  Fire