BHMA to Hold October Meeting in Florida; Focus is on New Initiatives


For Immediate Release


Manda de Zayas



BHMA to Hold October Meeting in Florida; Focus is on New Initiatives

Planning and development of new residential program will take center stage


NEW YORK, NY (October 8, 2013) – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will hold its annual membership meeting on October 22nd to 24th in Palm Coast, FL at Hammock Beach Resort. The meeting will prioritize 2014 initiatives, including the launch of BHMA’s residential standards program, and members will assess the progress of the ongoing work of the industry’s strategic and technical teams.


“Leading the development of Product Category Rules, revamping the Web site, and rebuilding the BHMA Certified Products Directory in order to enhance users’ search and our ability to update listings daily are a few of the projects completed in 2013,” said BHMA Executive Director, Ralph Vasami.  “Our momentum in standards will continue in 2014 with development of two new standards for the commercial hardware market as we open a residential standards program that will be introduced with a standard for locks and deadbolts.”


BHMA has invited guest speaker John Pack, Director of Higher Education Security Solutions for security firm G4S, to address BHMA on the timely subject of school security.  He will share his experience and expertise, gained over 20 years as a security solutions provider to the education community. 


BHMA’s annual meeting is an essential opportunity for project teams to report on their progress.   BHMA’s Board of Directors and several strategic and technical teams will conduct working sessions.  As with all BHMA in-person meetings it will include a session devoted to the evaluation of activity in the building codes arena.


For more information on the 2013 BHMA Annual Meeting, please contact Manda de Zayas  


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About BHMA

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark — ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at