Intertek Launches Certification Program for Tornado Resistant Products

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Windsor Republic Doors becomes first manufacturer to achieve product certification of tornado resistant doors.

Windsor Republic Doors is dedicated to providing our customers with products that best meet their severe weather resistance needs

The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, today announced it has launched a tornado resistant product certification program according to applicable requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). The program will assist manufacturers in determining if products are fit for use in tornado prone areas of the United States. Intertek has issued the first certification of the program to Windsor Republic Doors.

Intertek is the first independent testing laboratory to introduce a certification program for tornado resistant product manufacturers. As part of the program testing will be conducted to applicable requirements of FEMA and the NSSA and will help to determine products’ wind pressure load resistance, debris impact resistance, structural integrity, and door and latching device capacity.

“Safeguarding consumers and their property is at the heart of what we do,” said Jeff Turcotte, vice president, Building Products, Intertek. “Introducing this program to product manufacturers ultimately provides consumers, buyers, and specifiers with much needed assurance of product compliance.”

As evidence of compliance to FEMA’s National Performance Criteria for Tornado Shelters and NSSA’s Standard for Design, Construction and Performance of Storm Shelters, Windsor Republic Doors’ Model 3070 Door Assembly and Model 6270 Door Pair Assembly bear Intertek’s proprietary WH Mark. The WH Mark is recognized by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) such as fire marshals, inspectors, and code officials throughout North America.

“Windsor Republic Doors is dedicated to providing our customers with products that best meet their severe weather resistance needs,” said Jason W. Lisewski, director of product engineering, Windsor Republic Doors. “By partnering with the industry experts at Intertek we feel this program will help us to continue to meet that goal.”

ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, operating in 294 laboratories and 530 offices in 102 countries throughout the world. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services, which include product safety testing and certification, EMC testing and performance testing for customers in such industries as wireless technology, security, appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, semiconductor, building products and electronics. For more information on the ETL SEMKO division of Intertek visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com.

Windsor Republic Doors has a long history as one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of commercial steel doors and frames. Windsor Republic doors and frames are marketed in all 50 states and several foreign countries through a network of stocking distributors and a nationwide network of 24 company-owned Service Centers. Windsor Republic Service Centers provide a unique opportunity for customers to have access to a complete line of commercial hollow metal doors, frames and hardware and a complete line of commercial and residential garage doors, electric operators and related accessories . . . all under one roof. Windsor Republic Doors is committed not only to providing the best doors in the industry but also to supporting its customers with dependable delivery and exceptional service.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Intertek

Michael Plante

70 Codman Hill Rd.

Field Marketing Manager

Boxborough, MA 01719

(978) 635-8558

Windsor Republic Doors

Jason W. Lisewski

155 Republic Drive

Director of Product Engineering

McKenzie, TN 38201

(731) 352-1927

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