NYC’s Photoluminescent Local Law 26 Saves Lives

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Photoluminescent egress signs and markings must have current approved Materials Equipment and Acceptance (MEA) numbers to meet the Local Law 26 code requirements. These LL26 codes were enacted by the New York City Council in conjunction with the NYC Dept. of Buildings.They were derived from the World Trade Center (WTC) Building Code Task Force findings that identified benefits of safety markings to create clear exit pathways for emergency evacuations that saved many lives during the 9/11 tragedy as well as lessons learned from the blackout of August 14, 2003.

For Immediate Release                                                                        

(PRWEB) January 9, 2006 -- GENERAL VY–COAT LLC is pleased to announce that in accordance with the recently enacted NYC Local Law 26, all our Glowscape® Photoluminescent products have passed rigorous independent laboratory testing to certify compliance with the brightness rating, washability, toxicity, radioactivity and flame spread standards in accordance with the New York City Department of Buildings Material Equipment and Acceptance Certification program and have been awarded their MEA number of MEA# 364-05-M.

Photoluminescent egress signs and markings must have current approved Materials Equipment and Acceptance (MEA) numbers to meet the Local Law 26 code requirements. These LL26 codes were enacted by the New York City Council in conjunction with the NYC Dept. of Buildings.They were derived from the World Trade Center (WTC) Building Code Task Force findings that identified benefits of safety markings to create clear exit pathways for emergency evacuations that saved many lives during the 9/11 tragedy as well as lessons learned from the blackout of August 14, 2003.

GENERAL VY- COAT LLC, the manufacturer and distributor of Glowscape® Photoluminescent Products is the only fully vertical integrated manufacturer from raw pigment to finished product in the Northeast. GENERAL VY-COAT also offers the most cost effective turnkey solution for the 400 million Square foot Manhattan office market with an unparalleled twenty-year product warranty and a ten year installation guarantee.

“We provide our customers with full confidence and customer satisfaction by being the best and closest provider able to handle all the Photoluminescent needs of our clients,” said Sol Chaimovits, President of GENERAL VY-COAT.

Sol went on to add “ General Vy-Coat has been manufacturing Photoluminescent Products since 1979 and all our products are made here in our NY Metro facility located 4.5 miles from Manhattan in Carlstadt, NJ. I know of no other manufacturer with our capabilities and experience in the manufacturing of Photoluminescent materials in the US.”

“Since the specifications came out in July, 2005, I have seen many companies flood the market with misinformation and mask themselves as manufacturers but in fact, many are simply distributors with little experience in Photoluminescence” said Heath Wolfson, Director of Business Development.

Owners and managers of commercial class “E” properties are reminded that the deadline for installation of the photoluminescent signage and markings is July 1, 2006.

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