AJK Design Studios Enters Flame Spread Certification Program

  • By Chris Palumbo
  • 18 Sep, 2017

HPVA Laboratories® has awarded flame spread certification to AJK Design Studio Inc., headquartered in Oakland, CA. This ISO/IEC 17065-accredited certification program serves as third-party attestation that AJK Design Studio has demonstrated conformance and commitment to the quality control procedures necessary to ensure production meets Class A designation requirements as defined by the International Code Council (ICC) model building codes and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, NFPA 101. This class designation is also verified through semi-annual third-party testing to the ASTM E84 standard (equivalent to UL723 and NFPA255).

 AJK Design Studio offers modern metal grilles, panels and ceiling squares for residential, hospitality and corporate spaces.

By Chris Palumbo 18 Sep, 2017

HPVA Laboratories® has awarded flame spread certification to AJK Design Studio Inc., headquartered in Oakland, CA. This ISO/IEC 17065-accredited certification program serves as third-party attestation that AJK Design Studio has demonstrated conformance and commitment to the quality control procedures necessary to ensure production meets Class A designation requirements as defined by the International Code Council (ICC) model building codes and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, NFPA 101. This class designation is also verified through semi-annual third-party testing to the ASTM E84 standard (equivalent to UL723 and NFPA255).

 AJK Design Studio offers modern metal grilles, panels and ceiling squares for residential, hospitality and corporate spaces.

By Chris Palumbo 18 Sep, 2017

HPVA Laboratories® has awarded its first ANSI/HPVA HP-1-2016 Hardwood Plywood certification to the States Industries LLC plant in Eugene, OR. This ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification program serves as third party attestation that the quality management systems and production of certified manufacturers comply with all the rigorous requirements of the American National Standard for Hardwood Plywood.

“Our company prides itself on providing the highest quality panel products in the industry,” said Mike Taylor, president of States Industries. “This certification recognizes the rigid production and quality control processes we employ to ensure our customers receive beautiful, reliable, environmentally responsible hardwood plywood products. We are proud to be the first hardwood plywood manufacturer to receive this designation.”

By Chris Palumbo 18 Sep, 2017

HPVA Laboratories, an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited product certification agency, has awarded ANSI/HPVA EF Engineered Wood Flooring certification to the American OEM Wood Floors plant in Only, TN. American OEM demonstrated its commitment to quality control by showing that its flooring products comply with the rigorous requirements of the ANSI/HPVA EF 2012 standard.


“Participating in the engineered wood flooring certification program allows us to clearly define how we meet customer expectations. At American OEM, we employ rigid production and process controls to ensure we are consistently manufacturing the highest quality products, ones that are certified to American National Standards. HPVA Laboratories performs ongoing in-mill audits and third-party testing to independently verify our compliance with all aspects of the standard. This provides our customers with absolute confidence in their purchasing decision.”

-Don Finkell, CEO

  American OEM

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