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.
Weve been working on the CMA program for several years,
and after all the hard work and contentious debate its very
satisfying to have the first ratings in the field, says NFRC
chief executive officer Jim Benney.
Because its designed to inspire and promote innovation,
the new building in Utah was the perfect project to inaugurate NFRCs
new CMA program, says Joseph Holmes, EFCOs 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
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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