ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems offers specialized, energy-saving doors from the Albany brand
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, the global leader in door opening solutions, is proud to offer the Albany UltraFast, Albany UltraLite and Albany UltraTough for greenhouse applications. These fast-moving, tight-sealing doors allow traffic to flow smoothly and safely, while helping to lower energy costs.
Greenhouses need to be able to control the unique environmental factors in different areas where diverse products are grown. Albany-brand high performance doors separate these areas with ease, while helping to control temperature, humidity and other critical environmental dynamics.
The Albany UltraFast opens at speeds of up to 60” per second, allowing traffic to flow freely without compromising meticulously controlled environments. It also features tight seals around the entire door, which prevent air leakage, maintain specified temperatures and help save energy. The Albany UltraLite shows off the same great speeds and sealing with a thin, sleek design that allows it to fit almost anywhere.
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems can also provide specialized solutions that adapt to your needs and complement your facility. Our doors can be designed with “split side columns” that let you run trays and products from room to room, without opening and closing doors. This allows facilities to maintain high productivity while lowering energy costs.
Finally, the Albany UltraTough is a great option where positive or negative pressure is a concern. Fast opening speeds and tight sealing remain constant on the Albany UltraTough – the difference is a thick rubber curtain that allows you to control pressure differentials.
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems offers multiple solutions for greenhouses that seek to save on energy costs. Come see the Albany product on display at the upcoming OFA Convention, presented by The Association of Horticulture Professionals, on July 13-16, 2013 in Columbus, OH.
Albany high speed door donated to Second Harvest
This holiday season, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems donated a free Albany high speed door to Second Harvest in Washington. The charitable food distribution center now has two high speed cold storage doors, an Albany ThermaChill and an Albany ThermaFreeze.
With a network that spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho, Second Harvest helps feed more than 40,000 hungry people each week. The new cold storage doors will help make the entire operation more efficient. Tdhe doors were installed at Second Harvest’s new distribution center in Pasco, Washington. This new warehouse was built by volunteers in the construction industry, who donated 100% of the labor.
“Volunteers and suppliers, like Albany, donated or discounted material for the new cooler and freezer at the charitable food distribution center,” explains Jason Clark, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “The new doors are a significant contribution to the project, and to the overall functionality of the facility.”
The new Second Harvest warehouse in Pasco is 14,000 square feet in total, about three times as large as its former facility in the Tri-Cities area. The larger distribution center will make it possible to feed more hungry people.
Over the past decade, Second Harvest’s donated food inventory has become increasingly fresh, which provides nutritious choices for people in need. The new warehouse in Pasco distributes more than 1.8 million pounds of fresh produce and other wholesome perishable products annually. “The cooler and freezer in Pasco are all new,” says Clark. “There is approximately 4,000 square feet of space divided evenly between cooler and freezer.”
The Albany ThermaChill and ThermaFreeze help maximize workflow, while protecting cold storage areas. The insulated door panel material controls the environment and prevents moisture build up. Plus, the doors can open at speeds of up to 130″ per second for optimal efficiency.
At the Second Harvest warehouse in Pasco, the Albany cold storage doors are located adjacent to the loading docks. “The automated doors will make it extremely easy for the staff to quickly move donated food off of trucks and directly to the cooler or freezer,” says Clark. “About 60 percent of Second Harvest’s donated food is perishable and the majority of the donated food handled by our organization will pass through the cold storage space. Further, the automated doors will help us conserve energy and maintain the proper temperature in the cold storage areas.”
“We at ASSA ABLOY pride ourselves in being good corporate citizens and Second Harvest is a great organization to partner with,” says Cory Strunk, marketing manager for the Albany product brand. “We are delighted our products are now an integral part of the Second Harvest organization.”