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It’s not enough anymore to have a “green” building. It’s now all about “high-performance buildings.” But what does that mean?

It has become the latest direction in how we need to think when designing new and redesigning existing buildings. And it goes beyond just “green” and/or LEED-certified. The trend is now to develop building components and systems to interact better with each other.

Are your fire doors up to code? If they're even a few years old, they may not be. And inspections are coming soon.

One of the tragic ways patients, inmates or students seriously harm themselves is by hanging from objects hooked over door hardware. To help facilities make their doors safer, SELECT invented the TIPIT® ligature-resistant hospital tip. This low-cost, angle-cut tip covers the top surface of most brands of geared continuous door hinges so objects can't be hung over them. Recently, our inventor Timothy A. Schau, was awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,898,861 for his innovative design.

Geared continuous hinges are the best option for high-traffic doors, but only if you choose the right duty hinge for the job. Install a standard duty hinge on a high-traffic, abused or heavy door and you won't enjoy the long-lasting benefits the right hinge can deliver.


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Bob Cronk
Former Leader and Really Nice Guy


Stephen Pyatte
Vice President of Sales & Marketing


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Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Chris Orme

Chris Orme
Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Frank Garza

Frank Garza
Regional Sales Manager for Illinois

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Others claim their hinges are the best. We prove it. Our geared continuous hinges have resisted more brutal testing than any. Read more.

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