December 21, 2009
MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division Selected For Visionary Stainless Steel Style for The Visionaire
Amityville, NY, MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division will provide security and style at The Visionaire in New York City; another reference in its prestigious list of condominiums that have chosen to use Marks Grade 1 Mortise Locksets. The Companyâ™s Custom Lockset Division manufactured solid stainless steel trim of modern design for the thirty-five story, two-hundred forty seven unit luxury condominium. Marks USAâ™s custom lockset design matches the striking architectural form of The Visionaire, located at the southern tip of Battery Park City, a ninety-two acre community with thirty-five acres of open park space bordering New Yorkâ™s Hudson River.
Architect Raphael Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli, envisioned streamlined contours and focused on how The Visionaire was perceived from within, optimizing natural light and river and city views. The Visionaire has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council marking it as the greenest residential condominium in the United States. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a nationally accepted Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. MARKS USA Custom Lockset Division locksets are manufactured from metals using mixes of virgin and recycled metals (post consumer) to reduce environmental impacts from extracting and processing virgin materials.
Marks USA, a NAPCO Security Group Company, was founded in 1977 to manufacture mortise locks and meet the needs of the growing security hardware market. Since then, the product line has been expanded dramatically. Products include architectural grade, BHMA & UL code compliant life safety, mortise, cylindrical and tubular locksets, electronic âfree standingâ access control, biometric fingerprint locksets, ornamental iron locksets, deadbolts, locks for woven wire and patented HI-SECURITYâ¢ Cylinders.