BHMA HONORS ANDERSON LOCK COMPANY PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, WITH 2018 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

05/15/2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

BHMA HONORS ANDERSON LOCK COMPANY PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT,

WITH 2018 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 

NEW YORK (May 15, 2018)—The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is pleased to announce Cortney Anderson Wascher, president, and Devin Wascher, vice president of Anderson Lock Company as the recipients of its 2018 Award of Excellence. The annual Award of Excellence is presented to a non-member distributor or hardware professional who demonstrates outstanding service to the builders’ hardware industry through their commitment to serving the needs of architects, contractors and facility managers.

 

Mrs. Wascher joined Anderson – a total door-opening supplier that provides security solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities throughout Chicago – in 1997. She worked for Von Duprin in Indiana and Pennsylvania before returning to the family business, of which she was named president in 2007. In 2009, Mrs. Wascher became the owner of Anderson, making it a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

 

Mr. Wascher, AHC, FDAI, joined Anderson in 2000. As vice president, Mr. Wascher manages the company’s 67,000 sq. ft. Door Division, which was launched in 2003 to provide total opening solutions in response to customer requests. Anderson’s Door Division is a certified Warnock Hersey labeling facility, and offers an extensive inventory of hollow metal doors and frames, commercial wood doors and state-of-the-art fabricating and machining equipment.

 

“Courtney and Devin Wascher are committed to solving customer needs using the highest quality products,” said Ralph Vasami, executive director of BHMA. “We are proud to recognize them as recipients of the 2018 Award of Excellence for their continued hard work and dedication to the builders hardware industry.”

 

The Wascher’s team is known for traveling to the offices of their clients for a training opportunity, and for inviting clients and their end-users to visit Anderson’s state-of-the-art training room at their Door Division location, which demonstrates the Wascher’s commitment to making Anderson a learning organization. Anderson is also active in the aftermarket servicing end users, assisting between 200-300 customers each day. With 100 employees, 30 service trucks and 2 locations in the Chicago area, Anderson is a trusted source for security door hardware – stocking commercial grade door hardware – and is a reliable resource for expert technical advice.

 

BHMA has honored 30 hardware professionals and distributors with the Award of Excellence since it was first instituted in 1989. To learn more about the award, or to see a list of past winners, visit http://www.buildershardware.com/about-bhma/bhma-award-excellence-winners.

 

 

About the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA): The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark—ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the website at.

 

 

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