NFRC Issues First CMA Label Certificate to EFCO
April 14, 2010

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced today that it has issued the first Label Certificate under its new Component Modeling Approach (CMA) program to Monett, Mo.-based EFCO Corp.

EFCO, a Pella Company, pulled the first certificate in March for 5600 2¼ Curtain Wall supplied to the Life Sciences Research Center under construction by the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR). The building, on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, is intended to serve as an industry “magnet” designed to draw all-star research teams. The glazing contractor on the project is LCG Facades.

“We’ve been working on the CMA program for several years, and after all the hard work and contentious debate it’s very satisfying to have the first ratings in the field,” says NFRC chief executive officer Jim Benney.

“Because it’s designed to inspire and promote innovation, the new building in Utah was the perfect project to inaugurate NFRC’s new CMA program,” says Joseph Holmes, EFCO’s approved calculation entity (ACE). “Even though we were the first and there are some small bugs yet to work out, the process went as smooth as possible.”

EFCO served as the manufacturer ACE organization. Manufacturer ACEs employ individuals who are trained and certified by NFRC, which allows manufacturers to serve their own needs more efficiently than contracting with an outside organization. Keystone Certifications Inc. provided Inspection Agency services.

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