PHOENIX, AZ – May 1, 2014 —Adams Rite, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, today launched the TRUE Wood door series, the first and only integrated full wood door system with inset hardware.
“Our TRUE Wood door offering is one of a kind on the market - and we’re confident it’s going to be a huge hit with architects that strive for high end wood design,” said Curt Hubacher, RITE Door Product Manager, EMS & OEM Group, ASSA ABLOY. “The current market offers wood veneer over a hollow metal door, which may result in splitting or cracking over time – but our TRUE Wood door features a conventional wood core construction, making this aesthetic setback a non-issue.”
The D3976 RITE Door fire-rated Concealed Vertical Rod Exit Device features a top latching mechanism that interlocks the door to the frame, and a clean design with just ¾” projection when inset in the door. The top rod design makes installation and preparation simple and reduces lifetime maintenance on the door.
“The inset device is also key for integrated applications with cross corridor functions like schools, airports, hotels and hospitals – where low-profile hardware assures easy, snag-free passage,” continued Hubacher. “It’s also available in 28 standard colors and custom color match, making design possibilities endless.”
The TRUE Wood door is available in several types; the GPD-EC 5-Ply engineered composite lumber core for Non Rated and 20 minute rating, and the GPD-FD 5-Ply fire core with fire ratings ranging from 45 to 90 minutes. All of the TRUE Wood doors are available in a wide variety of vertical and horizontal grain patterns and may contribute to the following four LEED 3.0 credits: MR4, MR5, MR7 and IEQ 4.4. A variety of product options are also available including silent electrification (SE) motorized latch retraction, request to exit (REX) monitoring/signal switches, and electric dogging.
To learn more about The RITE Door, please visit www.ritedoor.com.