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The Top 10 Products

Top reader picks from 2008.

In 2008, AS&U showcased some of the hottest products in the industry. Following are the 10 most requested, as determined by readers.

  1. Fluorescent lighting
    The ecoVations Aisle Lighter fixture is designed for surface or suspended mounting heights of up to 40 feet. Requiring low to medium light levels, its superior optic beam covers narrow aisle lighting to open general lighting, making it ideal for open and stack aisles. ecoVations' new line of linear fluorescent lighting fixtures each contain a lamp, ballast and fixture combination system as energy-efficient replacements for traditional metal halide, high-bay systems.
    Select RSN number 150 for more information at
  2. Concrete floor maintenance
    Consolideck products for high-performance concrete floors give schools and universities durable, shiny, colorful floors. Both new and old concrete floors can be turned into gleaming, yet slip-resistant surfaces. The Consolideck system includes advanced, easy-application concrete hardener/densifiers, water-based stains and a thin protective coating that never has to be stripped.
    Select RSN number 151 for more information at
  3. Exterior sheathing
    Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
    DensGlass Gold exterior sheathing is a moisture-resistant gypsum panel used for building envelopes, ceilings and soffits. With paperless, fiberglass mats and a moisture-resistant core, DensGlass Gold resists the effects of surface water exposure during and after construction and is mold-resistant. The sheathing is backed with a 12-month weather-exposure limited warranty.
    Select RSN number 152 for more information at
  4. Energy-efficient laundry
    The Energy Advantage High Efficiency Single-Load Front-Load Washers are designed to cut utility costs by up to 60 percent. The large tub and door opening make loading and unloading easy, and new bellows to the door interface reduce damage to clothes. With no agitator, the washer holds more laundry. The tinted polymer window enables users to view clothes without opening the door or stopping the wash cycle. The washers use Maytag Computer Trac controls, which display a coin countdown and the estimated time remaining during the cycle.
    Select RSN number 153 for more information at
  5. Locking system
    KeyMark X4 has up to four times the master key capability of standard locking systems. It offers all the benefits of an interchangeable core system, plus the assurance of true protection against the unauthorized duplication of keys with utility patents on the keyway, key blanks and secondary core locking principle. Keymark X4 key blanks are available with a conventional key bow that is custom-coined for security, or as Hybrid Prox or iCLASS electronic key blanks.
    Select RSN number 154 for more information at
  6. Product catalog
    Chicago Faucets
    A new catalog featuring an extensive line of commercial products now is available. The 128-page catalog displays six major product categories: manual, electronic, food-service, laboratory, components and repair parts. Products can be found by going to a major category and then using a specific application grouping. From there, products are listed in numerical order.
    Select RSN number 155 for more information at
  7. Restroom partitions
    Bradmar “No Site” solid plastic partitions eliminate the uncomfortable sightline between the door and pilaster. The European-style partitions close the gap, which can be up to a half-inch on traditional toilet stalls, for a more private enclosure. Matching profiles on the hinge side and an overlap on the strike side create the tight fit. The partitions are available in 26 shades, including 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic options.
    Select RSN number 156 for more information at
  8. Building security
    The Bilco Company
    The Security Series roof hatch is designed to prevent unauthorized access into a building from the roof level. The hatch is constructed of heavy-gauge materials and features heavy-duty manganese hinges to resist prying and forced entry. A keyed cylinder or detention lock (as specified) prevents the hatch from being opened, and tamper-proof hardware and security fasteners are used throughout.
    Select RSN number 157 for more information at
  9. Roof coatings
    West Development Group
    HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R are one-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coatings designed for use on sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam. They can be rolled or spray-applied, and touchup work can be done with a brush or roller. The coatings are tack-free within one to two hours and cure at normal temperatures in two to six hours by reacting with moisture in the air, forming a durable and flexible moisture-free seal.
    Select RSN number 158 for more information at
  10. Digital audio system
    AmpliVox Sound Systems
    The SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner is a portable public-address system with remote control, built-in echo/reverb and talk over with enough power to cover audiences up to 7,500 people and rooms as big as 25,000 square feet. It includes a UHF 8-channel diversity internal wireless receiver, a CD/RW MP3 disc player with pitch control and USB input with choice of mic: handheld, headset, collar, or lapel and transmitter.
    Select RSN number 159 for more information at
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