Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association to Hold Fall Annual Meeting

Technical and Codes & Government Affairs Meetings to be focus

08/31/2012 - 8:00pm

NEW YORK (September 2012) – Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will host its Fall Meeting on October 9 – October 11, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. Industry leadership will kick off the event on Tuesday, October 9 with the association’s Board of Directors meeting.

Strategic and technical teams will report their progress during the last quarter and set benchmarks for the coming year. BHMA’s Codes and Government Affairs and Marketing Committees are scheduled to meet. Working technical sessions will focus on three ANSI/BHMA standards currently being revised and three new standards under development:
- Ligature Resistant Hardware
- Residential Hardware
- Low Power Sliding Doors

Bernard J. Scaglione, G4S Secure Solutions’ Director of Healthcare Services, will share current and anticipated concerns from his perspective within the healthcare and security industry. Ben is Chairman of the ASIS International Healthcare Council and President of the New York City Metropolitan Healthcare Safety and Security Directors Association. A member of the training council for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, Ben is also a columnist for Security Magazine and is a contributor to the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.

―BHMA’s meetings are crucial to the ongoing development of industry standards,‖ says BHMA’s Executive Director, Ralph Vasami. ―At the Fall Annual meeting we also invite participation from industry stakeholders to offer background and perspective on business concerns that are top-of-mind for our members.‖

For more information on the upcoming Fall Committee Meetings, please contact David Mastroieni at 212.297.2141 or

About BHMA

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association 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 — insuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15 Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at