Lunch & Learn Providers:
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Below is a list of Lunch and Learn Course Providers. Lunch and learns are delivered free of charge to architects, engineers, interior designers, and design professionals. AIA Education Providers typically provide breakfast or lunch free of charge. The free AIA lunch and learns are delivered by the providers below, not the Ron Blank team. Providers include building product manufacturers, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. Course topics include: material selection, best practices, code requirements, and design strategies. Please submit a lunch and learn request and educate your AEC firm.

AGC Chemicals Americas manufactures, markets and sells high-quality fluoroproducts including Fluon® fluoropolymer resins and compounds and AsahiKlin fluorinated solvents. Our Company also markets and sells specialty chemicals including LUMIFLON™ fluoropolymer resins, Asahi Guard E-SERIES water and oil repellants, F-CLEAN® greenhouse films, Solesphere fine silica additives, and various fluoro intermediates.
Your facility’s roof protects a huge percentage of your assets and happens to be home to mission critical systems such as your HVAC, plumbing, electrical and even solar. So when integrating these systems on your roof, it’s vital to make sure all components mesh well while leaving your roof watertight, within code, and maintaining your roof’s warranty.Joel Stanley, our founder and pioneer, recognized this need and began designing a universal anchor that would be a seamless, non-penetrating component of the current roof system while providing the strength and engineering required to keep equipment in place. Fast forward several years – after designing, testing, and consulting with roofing experts around the globe for every environment – that universal anchor, now known as the U-Anchor, was born.
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Only ASI Group designs, engineers, and manufactures fully integrated washroom accessories, partitions, lockers, and visual display products from one source. The ASI Group is known for innovative products, speed to market, and the widest offering of materials and products in the industry.
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For more than 30 years, ASTA AMERICA, has provided high-quality products with unparalleled service to the commercial industrial markets. We started as a small, family business back in 1990, and we’ve grown quite a bit over the past three decades. Today, we have two state-of the-art production facilities in Georgia and Texas and offer a full-line of rolling steel and commercial roll-up and slat doors. Though we continue to grow and innovate to meet customer demands, there are somethings we’ll never change. We continue to build on the heritage and tradition of treating our customers like family and providing top-performing, high-quality products without hassle. As our product offering and the markets we service continues to expand, our family-run values remain unchanged.
Architects, specifiers, general contractors and distributors rely on the Babcock - Davis product line for a quality product with hassle-free fulfillment. We provide roof hatches, smoke vents, access doors, floor doors, stair treads and nosings, entrance flooring systems and wallwear when and where you need them.We build our services around your specified needs. Babcock Davis takes complete care of your needs and full responsibility for the process from beginning to end, ensuring that you get the right product in the right place at the right time.
Bradley Corporation features an industry-leading assortment of commercial plumbing products in the world. Architects and specifiers look to Bradley for the most innovative products in categories such as: washfountains, multi-station lavatory systems, terreon solid surface products, emergency eyewash fixtures and drench showers, electric tankless heaters, patient care lavatory units, commercial faucets, commercial & group showers, washroom accessories, solid plastic locker systems, washroom partitions. Bradley makes it easy to specify these products through a seasoned customer service staff and the best information tools in the industry.
For more than three decades California Closets has built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space management, delivering truly custom products and unparalleled service. We've helped transform spaces and allowed people to get more out of their homes - and do more in their everyday lives. And as we move forward, we will passionately continue to do this, and more.
CEI Materials is a Nation-Wide, full-service provider of Architectural Cladding Systems and Components. From concept to completion, new construction or retrofit, clients can rely on CEI to deliver the highest standard of quality. CEI works with Architects, General Contractors, and Installers on all aspects of the project including Design Assist, Project Management, Fabrication, and Installation. CEI provides Metal Composite Material, Phenolic, Column Covers and Aluminum Plate panel systems. In addition, CEI has the capabilities and expertise to provide custom fabricated Sunshades, Louvers, Screen Walls, and Pre-Engineered Modular Structures. Greatness can only be achieved with Commitment, Enthusiasm, & Integrity. We bring these qualities to each and every one of our projects.
Founded in 1974, CEMCO is the leader in quality, service, and product development, always striving to deliver the cutting-edge solutions that save both time and money during the entire construction process. Its commitment to quality control and the use of mill-certified prime steel ensures stellar product performance long after the project is finished. CEMCO is proud to offer one of the most broad product lines available in cold-formed steel framing for both commercial and residential markets. All of CEMCO's products are manufactured here in the USA.
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As ClarkDietrich, we are now truly able to answer the challenges of any project, regardless of size or complexity. With a complete lineup of innovative products, plus technical support services and smart tools for design and specification, we're forging a new future for steel framing.
Culpeper Wood Preservers is one of the largest producers of pressure treated lumber in the United States. A leading manufacturer of pressure treated products for the residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets that employs more than 350 people. Culpeper Wood Preservers’ brand name products are sold exclusively through independent lumber dealers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Mid-West and South. They operate 10 plants strategically located in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Indiana.
Elite Crete Systems, Inc. is a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty high-performance flooring products for: decorative/architectural concrete systems and finsihes, concrete surface repair and protection, custom/seamless fluid aplied commercial flooring, and industrial high-wear protective floor coatings. We provide versatile applications for commercial flooring, residential flooring, and industrial flooring.
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With the advent of digital photography, Fujifilm looked to its portfolio of intellectual property built upon film technologies. These include film formation and high-precision coating, grain formation, functional polymers, nano-dispersion, functional molecules, and redox control (oxidation of the molecule). Inherent in all these is very precise quality control. For instance, we predicted the boom of LCD screens and invested heavily in this market. Leveraging the photo film technologies, we created FUJITAC, a variety of high-performance films essential for making LCD panels for TV, computers, and smartphones. Today, FUJITAC owns 70% of the market for critical protective LCD polarizer films. Fujifilm revenues have grown from $12.8B in 2000 at the height of film, to $21.5B today. Our primary competitor in film filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Our healthcare product lines continue to grow and lead in certain key markets. Fujifilm Healthcare revenues will top $5B with the recent acquisition of the healthcare imaging division of Hitachi
Girbau North America (GNA) delivers the total laundry solution to on-premise commercial, multi-housing, industrial, textile care and vended laundries throughout North America. As the provider of highly efficient equipment, GNA serves the complete laundry production and efficiency needs of virtually any industry or application. Proven durable and reliable, GNA laundry systems are engineered for unrivaled productivity, efficiency, safety and ease of use and backed by industry-leading warranties and unrivaled customer care.
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James Hardie has operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. No matter where they operate, their goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in building products and manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling.
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Livers Bronze is one of the last remaining U.S.-based handrailing manufacturers and has been in business since 1946. Every aspect of design, manufacturing, and testing is performed in the Midwest by skilled craftsmen, most of whom have been with Livers for decades. Livers Bronze offers the widest array of designs on the market, from traditional to modern, with every style in-between. Livers Bronze handrailings are the systems of choice for architects who want to leave their mark on museums, libraries, offices, and theaters with the help of decorative and functional, glass and metal handrails.
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Founded in 1976, Meganite is a private, family-owned business founded by a chemical engineer. He had a relentless focus on R&D to provide quality products at the best value. Starting with manufacturing composite materials like resins, gel coats and color paste, we eventually evolved to solid surfaces which is our core focus. Today, as a US-based company, we build off our long history and expertise to continue to innovate on acrylic solid surfaces. Our managing philosophy is to partner for the long-term, and grow with our distributors and customers. As a solid partner, some of Meganite's distributor-partnerships have lasted decades.
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As an industry leader in the moveable wall concept, Modernfold delivers the highest-quality, custom wall solutions from start to finish. Our operable partitions and architecturally-striking glass wall systems wow customers and provide them with endless possibilities for their environments. Where others see only space, Modernfold sees possibilities.
Founded in 1962 as one of the original cultured marble companies in the U.S., experience is a trademark at MPL. This experience is now focused on the hospitality , student housing, and multi-family housing markets. Seeing large projects through to completion is our forte. We at MPL Company understand the pressures on our customers to open revenue producing properties. Our commitment to outstanding customer service results in a loyal customer group. By focusing on customers, and not projects, MPL realizes significant repeat business. The experience factor starts with our sales representatives. Not only do our sales representatives understand the project requirements, they know how to coordinate order placement, delivery, and installation – on time. MPL’s commitment to you includes premium product features. Using the highest quality raw materials and unique production processes allows our products to withstand the unique challenges of a construction site.
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For over 70 years Nystrom has been the go to manufacturer for specialty building products. Today we provide a wide range of floor, roof and safety related access products that help create safer, more accessible buildings
The Overhead Door™ Brand is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry. For 100 years, the Overhead Door™ Brand has stood for product quality and expertise, as well as professional service. From commercial and industrial upward-lifting doors and access systems to residential garage doors and openers, we combine quality, dependable products with reliable service to consistently give home and business owners confidence and peace of mind. Because we care about safety, we require that all of our garage doors and commercial doors be installed by professionally trained technicians. We offer specialized training on the installation of our doors through ongoing classes offered through ARCAT. When you are looking to have a garage door or commercial door installed, be sure to look for the Red Ribbon logo from the garage door company you call. If the company does not display the Red Ribbon logo on their advertising, building, trucks or uniforms, you are not dealing with an authorized distributor of Overhead Door™ products.
Since 1942, Precision Ladders has been a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade access products including fixed aluminum ladders, ships ladders, roof hatches and folding stairways for either attic access or roof access. Today's Precision Ladders product line is not limited to commercial or industrial applications. They can also be found in many single family residences as well as multi-family residential projects.
Rheem Commercial Air represents a family of brands that provide heating and cooling solutions in a diverse range of Commercial applications. Manufactured in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Rheem Commercial Air has research, design, manufacturing, and innovative learning facilities throughout North America with products available nationwide through our extensive distributor network. Products are designed using our unique 360+1 Design Philosophy that embodies our commitment to examine every aspect of all products we develop from every angle to ensure we design with performance, installability, serviceability, and durability in mind.
Rheem Commercial Water brings together our family of brands to offer a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the water heating needs of any commercial project. Backed by a team of experts, providing personalized service including consulting, training, sizing, and technical assistance to ensure timely support when customers need it most.
Solving challenges is the very foundation of who we are. after all, in the beginning, sea captain Robert Fergusson didn't particularly care about paint. He just wanted to keep his ship intact. That's why, when he noticed that an accidental splash of fish oil had stopped the relentless spread of corrosion on his rusty metal deck, he immediately recognized it for what it was: A valuable solution. The same passion that drove the Captain to spend his next few years creating the world's first rust-preventative paint still drives us today. When we see a problem, we work diligently until we've perfected a solution- which has led to some of the most cutting-edge, durable and innovative products in the industry. If you've got a surface you need to protect or a look you want to transform, you've come to the right place. We have a coating for every challenge. Welcome to Rust-Oleum, home of trusted quality-and powerful solutions-since 1921.
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Scranton Product's well-known brands feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won’t dent, rust or need painting, and because they are colored throughout, delamination is not a factor.
SixAxis manufactures innovative, compliance-driven safety solutions for customers across diverse end markets. At SixAxis, we like to figure out how to use the latest innovations to make safety products better. Founded in 2002, SixAxis has been designing, manufacturing, and installing revolutionary stair, fall protection, and bulk loading solutions for companies around the world.
Southwest Solutions Group® is a solution-oriented business-to-business company that provides innovative efficiency systems to all types of businesses and government agencies. Headquartered in Dallas, our team is comprised of over 100 highly experienced professionals, operating out of 16 offices nationwide.
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Stockton Products™ was founded in 1949, in response to construction demand in the Southwestern United States, particularly California. Exterior stucco applications were popular and widespread. Recognizing the need to provide a framework around which stucco could be applied and keep it from cracking at stress points, a welded wire corner was developed that met that construction need. It was known as Corneraid®, and quickly became and remains the industry standard. Since then, a variety of welded wire products have been developed that save time, while maximizing stucco adherence to the wire-reinforced exterior. In addition, certain welded wire drywall related products are also available.
Stryker designs, manufactures and assembles products and technologies including SUPERSUITE Custom Surgical Environments, CHROMOPHARE Surgical Lights, TELETOM Equipment Management Systems, and OPERON Surgical Tables.
The Container Store Group, Inc. is an American specialty retail chain company that operates The Container Store, which offers storage and organization products, and custom closets. The company has made Fortune's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in each of the past 17 years, through 2016.
TOTO is the world’s largest plumbing products manufacturer. We offer a complete line of commercial and decorative plumbing fixtures and fittings, faucets, accessories, shower and flush valves, as well as lavatories, toilets, Air Baths and urinals. More than 1,500 TOTO engineers and their colleagues are committed to achieving the seamless integration of performance, conservation, technology, and innovation. For over 90 years, we have been producing superbly designed, high performance lifestyle enhancing plumbing products for residential bathrooms and commercial restrooms.
VISTAMATIC is a pioneering designer and manufacturer of privacy glass solutions used in hundreds of hospitals, medical facilities, high-security environments, corporations and universities across the world for over 40 years. VISTAMATIC continues to lead the industry with innovative and cutting edge technology that is highly customizable. VISTAMATIC expanded into the United States in 2005 and has a presence coast-to-coast in 49 states with over 3,000 projects.
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Zurn is a leader in commercial, municipal, and industrial markets. We manufacture the largest breadth of engineered water solutions in the industry.