AfterGlow Booth a Hit at BuildingsNY

AfterGlow Booth a Hit at BuildingsNY

New York, NY (June 23, 2006)—Last week, on June 14-15, 2006, AfterGlow Technologies—a wholly-owned subsidiary of DHi—showcased its PL expertise at BuildingsNY, impressing the large turnout of building professionals in attendance.  Held annually in the Jacob Javits Center, BuildingsNY is the largest regional expo dedicated to the commercial and residential building markets.

AfterGlow booth action at BuildingsNY 2006 at New York's Javits Center
Boasting a dynamic booth, highlighted by a Broadway-worthy set resembling a life-size stairwell outfitted with photoluminescent safety markings, AfterGlow affirmed its dedication to providing premium PL solutions at a competitive price. The company also affirmed its continuing dedication to helping ensure that its growing A-list of Class E building customers is fully in compliance with NYC Local Law 26 by the city's looming July 1 deadlaine.

Given the city's loudly-ticking compliance clock, AfterGlow President Martin Erim expressed some astonishment at the continuing interest in PL materials among the city's building management professionals. "It is amazing that there is still so much interest in LL 26 just days before the July 1 deadline," he said. "It appears the photoluminescent industry will be very active supporting LL 26 requirements well beyond July 1."

At least part of this continuing interest is attributable to AfterGlow's professionalism and awareness of customer needs. Instead of selling a one-size-fits-all solution, regardless of surface quality, environment, or building aesthetics, AfterGlow has developed a considerably more sophisticated approach to installation issues, based on its varied experiences gained in its ongoing $2.6M Pentagon contract and in working harmoniously with the intricate architectural details of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC in another significant contract.

A human-factors hallmark of the AfterGlow approach is the company's sensitivity to a PL design’s impact on building occupants. This includes assessing the influence of market trends, life-safety issues, and the attitudes of each building's occupants on the ultimate design. When assessing this huge new market, AfterGlow realized it had a golden opportunity to work with the modern building industry to integrate advanced technologies with high-performance, sustainable design concepts to the benefit of tenant communities.

Building on its solid presence in New York City as the major player in assisting commercial building managers to achieve Local Law 26 compliance, AfterGlow already anticipates PL’s future applications in residential, hotel, and special purpose facilities.

"The [BuildingsNY] show was very good for AfterGlow this year," said Rich Alston, AfterGlow's Senior Account Executive in New York. "Most people knew about us and had genuine interest in the work that we are involved in New York City. There was lots of buzz as to future plans for PL and other Life Safety measures for NY, specifically as it pertains to residential."

Robert A. Jessup, President of Jessup Manufacturing Company—the premiere manufacturer of PL safety materials—agreed. “The positive response from the residential and institutional community was encouraging, he said."These occupancies recognize that they are vulnerable in the event of an emergency and recognize that compliant photoluminescent markings in their stairwells provides an incredible level of security.” AfterGlow is the exclusively designated Glo Brite® value added systems integrator (VASI) for Jessup Manufacturing.