Dear Fire Door Machiner,
For the last 30 years machiners/pre-hangers of wood and composite fire rated doors and frames have not had the ability to choose an agency to provide label service. When the door and frame product manufacturer’s chose Intertek Testing Services (WHI) for their fire testing and listings it followed that the downstream door machiners and pre-hanger companies would also be required to obtain label service from Intertek. There was no choice.
This has now changed. QAI Laboratories (QAI) offers an accredited machiner / pre-hanger certification and label service. We have seamlessly taken over the inspection and labelling service for over 40 machiners / pre-hangers without any interruptions to their business, while offering competitive fees and responsive customer service. Our list of clients includes some of the largest names in the industry.
QAI Laboratories provides a competitive label service and uses regional inspectors located around the country. We are a private company that succeeds by focusing on customer needs. We provide quick responses to technical questions and add value by providing the opportunity for engineering evaluations to address job specific requirements that may fall outside the language of the specifications. This can include addressing unusual hardware, or configurations developed by architects for a specific project. With QAI you might not have to say; “no we can’t do that with a fire door”.
When signed on with QAI Laboratories, there is no additional monthly or quarterly costs to add more suppliers. The process to switch to the QAI label service is free and easier than you may think. We would be pleased to provide more detail, review your needs, and provide you with a competitive quotation. Contact the undersigned or visit www.qai.org to take the next step.