Production to Resume in Support of “Critical” Infrastructure

March 30, 2020 To our Valued Distribution Partners and Field Sales Team, The Governor of the State of Michigan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic executed a “shelter-in-place” order that took effect on 12:01 a.m., March 24th. This order required that all non-essential businesses suspend operations. Sections 8 and 9 of this directive references the…Read More»

COVID-19 Production Update

To our Valued Distribution Partners and Field Sales Team, As previously shared, in response to the COVID-19 virus the Governor of the State of Michigan has signed a “shelter-in-place” order that has taken place at 12:01 a.m., March 24th. This order requires that all non-essential businesses suspend operations. Prior to this order taking effect, in…Read More»

COVID‑19 Update

To our valued customers, On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Whitmer of Michigan issued Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19), which is a temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. In accordance with this order, production in our Decatur and Benton Harbor facilities has been temporarily suspended. However, in preparing for this, all…Read More»

Special-Lite’s Statement on COVID‑19

In response to the recent and ongoing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to provide an update on our business continuity plan. We fully recognize the disruption and ongoing potential risks to commercial and supply chain activities. With that being said, Special-Lite is doing its part to support the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread…Read More»

Product Update: Fire Cores

Special-Lite is now producing fire cores for all of our fire-rated doors in the recently acquired Benton Harbor facility. Changes in the fire core marketplace have been creating disruption and related market uncertainty. The changes in the market have resulted in considerable increases in pricing, as well as delays in production and delivery of fire-rated…Read More»

Special-Lite Featured at APPA Conference

Special-Lite Doors and Entrance Systems for College and University Buildings Featured at APPA Annual Conference in San Diego DECATUR, MI – Special-Lite, Inc., participated at the APPA Annual Conference, held in San Diego in July 2014. Roger Stempky, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “The event provided Special-Lite with a valuable opportunity to support…Read More»

New Product Announcement: LiteSpace

Announcing LiteSpace Interior Aluminum Framing Over the past year, we have test-marketed a line of interior aluminum framing for glass walls and office fronts. We refer to this line as “LiteSpace.” It complements and provides an alternative to our Omega line. LiteSpace is characterized by minimal profiles for high glass content. While Omega installs into…Read More»

Special-Lite Agrees to Purchase Omega Door Frame Products Business

DECATUR, MI – Special-Lite, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Omega Door Frame Products business (Omega) from Architectural Builders Hardware, Inc. (ABH), of Itasca, Illinois. Omega is a manufacturer of aluminum interior glass framing used in interior office construction. Henry L. Upjohn II, CEO of Special-Lite, shared his…Read More»