Hufcor wins "Best for Operable Walls - USA"

Posted by Hufcor Marketing on Oct 31, 2016 9:48:22 AM

The 2016 Architecture Awards from BUILD Magazine have been put in place to highlight the amazing work done by the talented designers, artists and visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points that will span generations. Hufcor, a global manufacturer dedicated to innovation and flexible space solutions is proud to announce that they have been awarded dual honors for Best for Operable Walls - USA & BUILD Product Innovation Award: FlexTact™.

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The safety of police, firefighters and their respective communities depends on the preparation and training prior to meeting with dangerous field situations. Often expensive and time-consuming, training can be burdensome when staff and departments are sent to off-site locations to receive training scenarios. Hufcor’s FlexTact situational training system is an affordable way to design a multi-purpose training center.

“Drawing on the design of Hufcor’s standard products, our Engineering and Sales teams applied minor modifications to meet individualized customer needs”, explains Scott Staedter, FlexTact concept design and ongoing consultant. “Using new vertical bulb seals and pass door latching mechanisms, the system can also encompass our flagship Unispan overhead support system, perfect for retrofitting an existing facility.”

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Reconfiguring entire room floor plans within 20 – 30 minutes, instructors and teams can set up simulated room floor plans including hotels, residential buildings and school classrooms. Working within one layout, trainees can then reset the building to reflect a different configuration while instructors review an exercise. This flexibility enhances the training experience, with overhead tracks allowing trainers to quickly set up new floor plans and training scenarios. “The FlexTact system helps to create real-life scenarios by simply resetting the panels. This system comes as close to reality as any situational training I have experienced and trained in”, says Training Officer/ PFC Keith Holmes, Ft. Pierce, FL Police Department.

“Hufcor’s FlexTact system also improves our firefighter and rescue training sessions tenfold by allowing quick and easy configurations”, says Ron Privett, Assist Chief, Fort Wayne Fire Department. “Trainees no longer memorize their rescue routes, and every exercise is different.”


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Ultimately, when it comes to protecting our public safety heroes and the communities they serve, the innovation, expandability, and versatility of Hufcor’s FlexTact system helps with thoughtful, intelligent training. Safer approaches to public safety ultimately saves time, money, - and most importantly - people’s lives. Connect with Hufcor for our innovative designs and wide range of flexible space solutions for all your needs.

 

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Topics: Hufcor, awards, movable walls, hotel design, operable walls, new technology, building, fire, rescue training, BUILD Magazine, police, Operable Wall awards 2016

Is your venue ready for the "Big Game"?

Posted by Hufcor Marketing on Jun 8, 2016 11:42:09 AM

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Are you ready?

In the next 7 months, nearly 3,000 new hotel rooms will be added in downtown Houston alone, adding to the 5,000 existing rooms already in the downtown area. The numbers are in - and a grand total of $3.5 billion, including $1.5 billion into the main epicenter has been invested into infrastructure and development for the "Big Game" this upcoming February.

Capitalizing on a major sporting event is important, because all eyes will be on the city (and your venue!) In a 2015 poll of the top conference and convention cities in the United States, Texas came out on top, with top meeting and events cities including San Antonio (#1), Austin (#6) and Houston (#13).

For a limited time only, Texas-area hotel managers and property owners can click here to book a no-obligation airwall inspection for your venue!

 

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Build ongoing maintenance relationships. 

Routine maintenance of equipment and flexible spaces are especially important for facilities that depend on revenues from their meeting rooms, ballrooms, and banquet rooms.

When you have a Maintenance Agreement with Hufcor, you get routine maintenance scheduled when it is convenient for your facility, regardless of the season or time - all with the service, support, and expertise of the largest and most-installed operable wall manufacturer in the world. Your Hufcor representative will be happy to discuss the benefits and costs of a maintenance agreement with you - and to help you find a service schedule that works well with your property, guests, and staff.

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Topics: operable partitions, airwalls, convention center panels, Hufcor Texas, 2017 Big Game, operable walls, no-obligation partition inspection texas, hotels, hotel panels

Proper maintenance plans vital for flexible spaces and venues

Posted by Hufcor Marketing on May 9, 2016 2:15:08 PM

Your movable wall system is probably the largest piece of mechanical equipment on your property, venue, or restaurant. As with anything on your property, whether kitchen equipment, IT and technology, or furniture, it’s always cheaper to avoid repairs by keeping things properly maintained. Operable wall systems (also known as airwalls) are no different - and our Hufcor team of engineers, service techs, and distributors form a leading network of professionals.

Even though our operable walls go through hundreds of miles of real-life, rigourous testing, like all mechanical devices things need to be tightened, aligned, lubricated and cleaned. Periodic airwall inspections will help protect the investment you’ve made, and will keep your customers, guests and venue staff happy. Hufcor offers complete preventive maintenance and inspection services as well as lubrication, adjustment, and repair that will save you and your organzation money, not to mention lost bookings and downtime. Our technicians also offer operator and venue-specific training for your service staff. 

Your local Hufcor distributor can repair and mantain all types of installed walls and airwall systems, including those of our competitors. We offer maintenance agreements for venues and hotels to suit the needs and budgets of every type and size of facility.

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Service is key!

In most cases, preventative maintenance agreements and regular facility maintenance visits end up being more cost-effective and time-saving than emergency or last minute repairs.


 

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