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Cardinal Commercial Products

Feb. 6th

In early 2013 we introduced a comprehensive line of architectural aluminum products designed for the commercial aluminum and glass storefront and curtain wall market under the name Cardinal Commercial Products. We offer an extensive range of products especially designed for today’s modern building structures. All products are backed by a commitment to superior service and expertise which has been the key to our success for over 65 years. From storefronts and entrance doors to curtain wall systems, the company’s products afford limitless choices and unmatched quality for every project. 

Cardinal Commercial Products uses the latest in technology and production equipment to offer competitive lead times and prices.  All standard framing systems, including curtain wall, feature screw-spline assembly for simple fabrication and labor saving installation. Series 200, 300 and 500 entrance doors feature interlocking corner block construction with five mechanical fasteners corner construction which eliminates the need for welded corners and provides structural integrity. Cardinal Commercial Products backs each entrance door it sells with a limited lifetime corner construction warranty. All Cardinal Commercial Product systems have been tested to the latest AAMA standards by Architectural Testing Laboratory for water, air and structural performance.

Cardinal Commercial Products will continue the tradition started by Hoskin & Muir, providing top quality service, a broad product line, and on-time delivery. We've been upgrading up our production facility and delivery routes and are ready for business from our customers nationwide.

For more information visit www.cardcompro.com

Extended Louisville Call Hours

Sep. 3rd

To better serve our customers, starting September 3, 2013 the Louisville location will be extending their call hours to 6pm (EST).  Inside sales associates will be available from 8am to 6pm (EST).

Southern California Office Move

May. 5th

We're in our new digs! Our Cerritos office has moved around the corner to a newer and bigger facility. Our new address is:16918 Edwards Road, Cerritos, CA 90703. Our phone, fax and e-mail are the same. Come by and say hi!

New Bigger Boston Location!

Feb. 15th

We're continuing to grow and needed more space in our Boston facility. We've moved a couple of blocks away to a bigger location. Our new address is:

100 Cummings Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801

Cardinal featured in US Builders Review

Jan. 18th

Cardinal Shower Enclosures featured in US Builders Review. You can view the full article at:

http://www.usbuildersreview.com/content/cardinal-shower-enclosures-setting-high-expectations-and-succeeding 

 

Digital Copy

New Low-Iron Glass Patterns!

Oct. 10th

 

Due to a shortage of the Krystal patterned glass (made from the super-clear low-iron glass), we've developed our own line of patterns. Our cast glass artist has developed a new technique for creating these low-relief patterns. Best of all, they can be made with any of our glass types, including our Starphire (optically-clear low-iron glass) in 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" thickness, or any of our other glass colors. 

Check out the pictures!


Cardinal Rain

Cardinal Rain receives top ADEX Award

May. 4th

Cardinal Shower Enclosures is pleased to announce that our Cardinal Rain Heavy Glass has received the ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence, and our Cardinal Frost Heavy Glass has received the Gold Award for Design Excellence. In 2011 there was an industry shortage of low-iron patterned glass, Building on our cast glass technology, we have developed a series of new patterns of super-clear low-iron glass. With this new method of creating the patterns, we can not only provide the standard 3/8" super-clear low-iron glass, but can also provide these patterns in the previously unavailable 1/2" clear and low-iron glass, as well as in such colors as smoke, bronze, light blue and light green. The ADEX awards reinforce our position as industry leader and encourage us to keep innovating new and exciting products for the shower enclosure industry.

Ultimate Crash TV Show

Jul. 7th

Watch for our Skyline series enclosure to show up on the DIY Network's Ultimate Crash TV show, airing July 7th on HGTV at 10am (ET) and again on Sunday, July 8th at 11am and 11pm on DIY Network. Be sure to check local listings for air times.

http://www.diynetwork.com/the-ultimate-crash-house-bath-yard/the-ultimate-crash-house-bath-kitchen-and-yard/index.html

Complete Set of AutoDesk Revit BIM objects now available

Mar. 22nd

Shelton, CT, March 22, 2011 — ARCAT, a major publisher of building product information has developed and posted on their site, data rich AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for Cardinal Shower Enclosures. Anyone can use these objects at no charge.
 
In addition to creating accurate graphics, ARCAT and Cardinal have added appropriate product data to each object, saving architects and engineers a significant amount of time doing data entry and product research. All of Cardinal’s objects, graphics and content, are uniform and modifiable for ease of use. In addition to product information, ARCAT has embedded links in the objects to Cardinal’s CSI 3-Part specs.
 
ARCAT & Cardinal Shower Enclosures uphold the belief that high quality graphics are only the tip of the building information modeling iceberg, and it is the limitless amount of information held within the model that is driving the AEC community to adopt parametric software platforms such as Revit.
 
 For more details visit www.arcat.com/bim/cardinal/cardinal.shtml

Krystal Pattern Availability

Mar. 15th

Krystal Patterns Out of Stock

Due to manufacturing issues by our supplier we are temporarily out of stock on the following 3/8" Krystal glass patterns:

  • Krystal Flutex
  • Krystal Glacier
  • Krystal Rain
  • Krystal Serenity
  • Krystal Storm

We will post here when these patterns are once again in stock.

Check out our new three minute corporate overview video.

Aug. 22nd

Check out our new three minute corporate overview video. If your bandwidth supports it, be sure to view it in high-def. We've come a long way since we launched Cardinal Shower Enclosures in 1993. Thank you to all our customers and employees for helping us grow to where we are today.

Tariff on Imported Chinese Aluminum Extrusions

Sep. 8th

Dear Customer,

We at Cardinal value our relationship with our customers and suppliers and consider it more of a partnership. With this being said, we wanted to keep you up to date with the current economic environment our industry is facing. The Chamber of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) received petitions from U.S. aluminum extruders and the United Steel Workers Union saying that the Chinese extruders have had an unfair advantage over the past few years and sought a countervailing and anti-dumping tax or tariff to be applied to these Chinese imports. As you might know, the majority of shower door manufacturers in this country buy a large percentage, if not all of their aluminum from China. On Aug. 31st, 2010, what was estimated to be an 8 – 10% tariff on the opening findings of the investigation turned into a 138% tariff on these goods coming from China, effective immediately. The anti-dumping case is set to take place this winter where more tariffs could be added.

We want you to know that Cardinal is positioned very well in this situation.  We have always dual sourced our aluminum from both domestic and Asian extruders. With this tariff now in place on the Chinese products, we will now be purchasing 100% domestic which is more expensive. We will be contacting our customers with a letter with specifics as to our response to this tariff. We want you to be aware that if the ITC and Chamber of Commerce are successful in their mission, more price increases are sure to happen. Please keep this in mind when bidding out future projects, especially if you are asked to hold a price for an extended length of time.  It is literally impossible to say what Commerce and the ITC will impose next.

If you have any questions regarding the tariff and our response, please contact your local Cardinal Shower Enclosures office.

Thank you for your business,

Greg Abrams
President
Cardinal Shower Enclosures

Glass Prices

Sep. 1st

To our valued customers,

We would like to start off by thanking you for the opportunity to earn your business. We at Cardinal are always striving to provide you with the combination of products, service and pricing that will give you the competitive edge in the marketplace.

With all eyes on the economy these days, I am sure you have heard of the increases that the float glass producers have handed out effective Aug. 23rd. Unfortunately the increase was too much for us to absorb without passing some of it on. In efforts to minimize the effect on you the customer, we will be adding an additional 7% on to our current surcharge, effective Sept. 1, 2010. We know this is an untimely increase with all things considered and appreciate your business and understanding.

Sincerely,

Greg Abrams
President
Cardinal Shower Enclosures