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Aircraft-grade aluminum doors secure Hispanic network facility in Brooklyn

Aircraft-grade aluminum doors secure Hispanic network facility in Brooklyn


September 14, 2010
This article first appeared in the September 2010 issue of BD+C.

 

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) boosted production capabilities with the completion of a $12 million facility at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Navy Yard. When Philippe Bentegea, in-house consultant for HITN, needed a solution for the facility’s 16x24-foot doorways, Wilson Premier vertical bi-folding doors proved fitting. With frames constructed of 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum—40% lighter than steel—and translucent polycarbonate skins that allow for natural light, HITN’s doors proved to be both lightweight and heavy-duty, providing the privacy and security Bentegea was looking for.


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