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Looking Back at 2020

Paradigms and Adapting We could talk about the obvious parts of 2020. Focus on this entirely new paradigm upon us, and what we all know it’s done to change the face of business. In the end, though, 2020 was about adaptation.  We learned (and continue to learn) how to navigate a new way of doing…Read More»

SpecLite3® FRP — What Is It?

Entryways that Need Extra Protection There are certain parts of a building that may see minimal human contact, lessening the chance of germs, mildew, corrosion and abuse. Doors and entryways however are likely to see the most inclination toward quickly becoming battered, unsanitary and damaged.  Some doors, such as those used in the healthcare industry,…Read More»

Fiberglass Doors Designed for Data Center Security

Data Center Security and Special-Lite Special-Lite is always exploring new opportunities to engineer solutions for various industries. It was a real learning opportunity for our VP of Sales and Marketing, Roger Stempky as he explored the data center market on a trip to the northwest. Data Center Security is a fast-growing market, and with 25…Read More»

Why Do We Need Fire Rated Doors?

When it comes to fire safety and building to code, it may seem as though entrances and exits are minimal to the bigger picture. However, means of egress to your occupants are imperative to feeling confident about protection in the event of an extreme situation such as a structure fire. Additionally, the doors and frames…Read More»

Why FRP?

In 1981 Special-Lite pioneered FRP face sheets in response to the need for a scratch and dent resistant door. Initially targeted at schools looking to avoid ongoing door replacements and time-intensive maintenance, this unique product has slowly proven its reliability in a variety of market applications for commercial builds and construction projects.

Case Study: Mahana Condos

A Mission to Build the Brand Project: Mahana at KaanapaliLocation: Maui, HawaiiArchitect: Fred N. Sutter and Associates The Project On the western shores of Maui in the Aloha state of Hawaii, the resort known as Mahana at Kaanapali consists of two hospitality towers, 12 stories each. For short-term stays in this very popular destination, it…Read More»

Case Study: Mission BBQ

A Mission to Build the Brand In the restaurant market, branding is a critical asset. This is especially true for restaurant chains. Here, building construction is heavily connected to the brand identity, even as local variations are permitted. For MISSION BBQ (https://mission-bbq.com/, the brand is reflected in their buildings (such as the corrugated metal awnings),…Read More»

SecureLite Product Overview and Installation

In today’s security-minded world, we often find ourselves torn between the need to protect ourselves and the need to feel totally comfortable in our surroundings. These two needs often meet at the entrance or entry door. Here, there are obvious security measures and door styles which can act as defensive barricades. But we also want…Read More»

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