Major’s news section brings you the latest product updates, daylighting tips, company and industry news, and tradeshow information.

Category: General

8 Aug 2019

Design Considerations for Hot Climates

Designing for Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency When it comes to a building’s internal temperature, comfort doesn’t always have to come at a cost.  Buildings designed to compliment the climate in which they’re built not only maximize thermal comfortability but also minimize energy consumption by […]

7 Aug 2019

Thermal Performance Glazing Comparison

      U-Factor = The rate at which a window, door, or skylight conducts non-solar heat. The lower the U-factor, the more effective the insulation. Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) =  The fraction of solar radiation transmitted through a window, door, or skylight. The […]

31 Jul 2019

Guardian 275® Cleaning Instructions

With summer wrapping up and school just around the corner, both children and adults will begin settling back into their routines and facilities will once again be filled with their regular occupants. Maintenance teams will have plenty on their plates preparing for this transition; fortunately, […]

31 Jul 2019

How to Maximize Daylight and Minimize UV Damage

August is often spent either soaking up the last of the late summer Sun or hiding from its unbearable heat. While the Sun’s rays bring vast benefits – including light, warmth, and a number of other life-promoting properties – they can also be a source […]

15 Jul 2019

How to Order a Daylighting System for Your Next Project

If you’re considering incorporating Major daylighting systems into your design, but aren’t sure whether to speak with a sales representative or submit an order online, check out the chart below for a better idea of what option is best for you. For more information, our […]

12 Jul 2019

Project Update: Norton Brownsboro Hospital – Louisville, KY

While we often think of canopies as being plain and utilitarian, they can also become eye-catching design elements. This month we’re taking a quick look at a unique canopy design for the new Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky (scheduled to open in 2020 – you can […]

31 May 2019

New Auburn® E+ Glass Skylights

Major will be highlighting our new Auburn E+ glass skylight system at the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas, Nevada. Auburn® E+ is an evolution of our existing glass skylight line, and features a number of performance improvements, including a new thermal cap, […]

23 May 2019

Major Partners with Retrofit Specialists SpecPro, Inc.

Major Industries, Inc. is proud to announce its new partnership with SpecPro, Inc., the preeminent service leader in the consultation, inspection, analysis, maintenance, repair and replacement of existing commercial skylight and wall systems, and the expansion of its services as a Retrofit Distributor for Major […]

22 May 2019

Visit us @ A’19 in Las Vegas!

Are you traveling to Las Vegas for A’19 – the AIA Conference on Architecture? Be sure to visit the Major Industries booth (#6016) and let us show you the latest in energy-saving daylighting solutions, including newly updated Auburn® glass skylights, versatile and dependable Guardian 275® […]

22 May 2019

Memorial Day and Summer Hours Schedule Changes

In honor of Memorial Day, and all the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, Major Industries will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2019. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. We’d also like […]