December 22, 2019, TAYLOR â€“ A fire occurred at the Durcon manufacturing plant, located in Taylor, Texas, on Saturday, December 21st, 2019. The local fire departments controlled the situation and extinguished the fire. At the time of the fire, the plant was closed, and no employees were on-site. There have been no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
â€œOur immediate focus is on the safety of our people, the local community, and serving our customers,â€? stated Kent Cook, Vice President, Durcon. â€œWeâ€™re grateful no one was hurt during the fire and appreciate the hard work, dedication and quick response from the Taylor, Hutto, Pflugerville and Round Rock Fire Departments, as well as the Taylor Police Department."
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Durcon work surfaces, sinks and accessory systems are the materials of choice for harsh laboratory, classroom and research environments due to outstanding chemical-resistance, durability and non-flammability.
The consistent quality of Durcon products is the result of well-engineered designs, superior service and top-notch manufacturing. Plus, Durcon adds value through innovation. We continually fine-tune our product and our process in order to respond to and anticipate the needs of this industry.
Durcon is ISO certified and our products meet the rigorous requirements of GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD for Children and Schools and complies with NSF certification for use in food areas.
Kent Cook, Vice President
TAYLOR, TX (November 25, 2019) â€“ For 53 years, R&D Magazine has recognized excellence in laboratory design, materials and construction through its Laboratory of the Year competition. A judging panel consists of architects, lab planners, construction project managers, a vendor representative from the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA), co-sponsor of the Laboratory of the Year competition, and the editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design Newsletter. The 2019 winner is the MIT.nano lab.
Durcon supplied the epoxy resin worksurfaces, in an attractive Dark Khaki color, installed throughout the facility in conjunction with furniture provided by New England Lab (NEL). The MIT.nano is a collaborative facility that combines Massachusetts Institute of Technologyâ€™s nanotechnology, materials and engineering systems, all in one impressive workspace.
Contributors to this yearâ€™s Lab of the Year 2019 were announced and honored during a ceremony at the SEFA Annual Conference held on November 13-15 at The Westin in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Durcon representatives in attendance to accept the award were Vice President Kent Cook and VP of Strategic Initiatives Hank Von Der Bruegge.
DurconÂ® products set the bar for laboratory-grade durable worksurfaces and we take pride in our reputation of safety, functionality, style and customer care. Our feature product lines are industry-standard epoxy resin, eco-friendly Greenstone, phenolic SPC and our newest innovation Solicor-CR, a chemical resistant, lightweight worksurface that is changing lab design aesthetics. To learn more visit www.durcon.com or call 512.595.8000.