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Knock, knock, the new standard is here. (The Buzz).

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), New York City, has announced the newly revised ANSI/BHMA A156.16-2002 American National Standard for Auxiliary Hardware. Covering 21 different hardware products, this standard includes doorstops, door holders, knockers, garment hooks, shelf brackets, shower curtain and rod assemblies, towel bars, and more.

Performance testing methods and criteria are given for each product. The new ANSI/BHMA standard is an indispensable reference for facilities professionals.

Building owners, for example, can protect themselves against inferior workmanship by specifying products that perform in accordance with this industry-approved standard.

Approved by the American National Standard Institute, the standard was developed by the BHMA. For a closer look at the standard, visit (

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