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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

Best Practice in Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood Code Enforcement

The job of a building code official carries more than its share of accountability. On the one hand, code officials are responsible for the life safety of the occupants of the buildings they inspect. On the other, they face the interests of community leaders, developers,

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood Must be Impregnated with Chemicals

The 2018 International Building Code clarifies that fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) manufactured without using the pressure process must be impregnated with chemicals. New language in the 2018 IBC clarifies for building officials the regulations for using FRTW in Types I, II and III construction, which call

UL Certifies Proprietary Design with Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for a new two-hour load bearing wood-frame wall assembly containing pressure impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), a move that makes it quicker and easier for building officials to approve plans for Type III construction. The new fire resistive listing,