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Unusual Custom Commercial Vessel Lavatory and Sink Decks Discounts

September 29th, 2011 by
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XPB Locker can help you with high end and contemporary restroom design.  We have unusual custom commercial lavatory and sink decks that are designed to compliment interior architecture ranging from the minimalist traditional to the high end and the ultra contemporary. 

These hand washing systems have found their way into corporate factory headquarter restrooms, hotels, restaurants, municipal buildings, airports, bus stations, and schools.  This line of lavatory systems is characterized by chic aesthetics, water conservation, superior vandal resistance, and superior hygiene.

You can choose from colors that range from stone imitation patterns to eclectic patterns that match the most innovative interior architectures and designs. 

Many of the characteristics of our unusual custom commercial lavatories and sink decks derive from the nature of the materials from which they are made.  In addition to Terrazo, we also have a number of Bradley Corporation hand washing stations that are made from Terreon® and Evero™

Terreon® is a solid surface material made from synthetic materials that rival the appearance of the finest polished stone.  Unlike stone, however, it is very difficult to shatter.  Its superior durability makes it impact and vandal resistant.  Whatever small chips do appear in its surface can be easily repaired with a kit you can order with your sink

Evero® is a blend of natural quartz and exotic industrial agents that allows it to be molded into any desired shape.  This allows for a contiguous surface that is so finely contoured that there are no cracks or crevices in which bacteria can grow. 

Both Terreon® and Evero™ unusual custom commercial lavatory and sink decks are moisture resistant and can withstand cleaning from standard commercial cleaning agents.  Some lavatories are also GREENGUARD certified for use in schools and other facilities with a commitment to environmental awareness. 

Bowl designs are developed in such a way as to make cleaning easier and less messy.  It is very difficult for water to spill out of unusual custom commercial lavatory and sink decks due to the ingenuity of the form that prevents water overflow from the sink.  Water conservation is another feature of many systems, regulated by air metering valve control and TouchTime® metering controls.  There are also systems with touch free IR activation for superior hygiene.

Unusual custom commercial lavatory and sink decks are made to service anywhere from 1 user to up to 4.  Most can also be customized to meet specific requirements of building construction and compliance code.  ADA models are also available.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Custom Unique Modern Quartz Double Trough Bathroom Lavatories and Sinks

September 24th, 2011 by
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If you are looking for a hand washing system that is GREENGUARD Certified, we strongly recommend you consider our new line of custom, unique, modern quartz double trough bathroom lavatories and sinks manufactured by Bradley Corporation. 

Made from a natural stone base that is augmented with exotic industrial compounds, these commercial lavatories are easy to install, cost effective to clean and maintain, and feature a superb, contemporary aesthetic.  They are ideal for commercial restroom designs in schools, universities, public works buildings, and progressive office buildings, to name only a few examples.

Custom, unique, modern quartz double trough bathroom lavatories and sinks overcome two limitations of all natural stone wall mounted hand washing systems and pedestal mounted lavatories.  Stone is very hard, as we all know, but it is very expensive to repair when it is chipped or crack. 

Sometimes it cannot be repaired if the breakage is severe.  Replacements costs at current market value represent a budget nightmare anytime an entire lavatory has to be replaced.

It is also harder to clean natural stone than you might think.  Some chemical agents can alter the colors of metamorphic rock.  Even more challenging is the design of stone lavatories themselves.  Separate stone pieces have to be combined.  This creates sharp right angles in areas like the backsplash where bacteria, mold, and mildew can hide.

Custom, unique, modern quartz double trough bathroom lavatories and sinks do not have these sharp right angles because they are made from a single, solid piece of industrially modified stone.  This material, trademarked as Evero™ by Bradley Corporation, retains all the luster and essential durability of stone. 

However, special agents added to the quartz allow the manufacturer to mold the material into any desired shape.  Custom, unique, modern quartz double trough bathroom lavatories and sinks feature backsplashes and sink edges that are rounded off. 

This offers no place for the buildup of grime or microbial agents.  100% of the surface is accessible to cleaning tools.  Moisture and stain resistance also makes the surface area easy to clean with standard cleaning supplies. 

Different models of custom, unique, modern quartz double trough bathroom lavatories and sinks service 2 or 3 users at a time.  Sinks feature a chic, elongated bowl design.  The entire system takes 50% of the time to install a bank of china lavatories. 

The natural luster of quartz, superbly accented by special Bradley materials, results in a total of 24 brilliant colors that can compliment any modern, minimalist, progressive, contemporary, or high-end commercial restroom design. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Wall Mount Lavatory Sinks

September 22nd, 2011 by
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XPB Locker’s growing inventory of commercial and industrial wall mount lavatory sinks represents the finest blend of attraction factor, low cost maintenance, and superb aesthetics. 

Lavatory systems used to be made either from stainless steel, solid porcelain, or from porcelain overlaid over a steel sink frame.    While stainless steel remains a mainstay in many industrial and service industry restroom designs, porcelain is used very little in today’s commercial restroom marketplace. 

Solid porcelain can be broken completely into pieces, and porcelain overlays can chip, crack, or break all the way down to the frame.  Replacement and repair costs are too high for a reasonable operations budget in today’s challenging economy.    

Stainless steel lavatories are more vandal and impact resistant.  They are still used in many different industrial and even service industry restroom designs.  However, many of the new washroom interiors call for solid surface materials more apropos to modern, contemporary, or even eclectic restroom interiors. 

This emerging body of wall mount lavatory sinks represents a new evolution of high end washroom fixtures and that combine superior usability with superb aesthetics.  This is made possible with new solid state surface materials like Terreon® and Evero®.

These materials look every bit as good as polished granite or marble.  They are actually better materials, though for building hand wash systems.  Solid stone, though hard, can be chipped, cracked, or broken.  It also has to be bonded together and often joins at sharp right angles that leave crevices where bacteria, mold, and grime can build up over time. 

Terreon® and Evero® wall mount lavatory sinks are far more impact and vandal resistant.  If damage is done to their surfaces, they can easily, cost effectively, be repaired.  Terreon® is a synthetic material that rivals stone in its aesthetic.  Evero® is actually natural quartz blended with industrial and exotic elements which allow it to be molded in the factory into unique, seamless designs. 

All wall mount lavatory sinks, though, regardless of whether they are made from Terreon®, Evero®, or stainless steel, feature a minimum number of seams and crevices.  Sharp right angles and beveled edges are giving way to smoother, contoured surfaces.  This, combined with an innate moisture resistance characteristic of these materials, cause water to bead on the surface and evaporate more quickly.  This inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria.  This also makes surfaces highly resistant to staining and safe to clean with a number of industrial cleaning agents.  

You can find wall mount lavatory sinks ranging from single user stations to large deck systems made to service up to four users at a time.  You will also find that our inventory has something ideal for every type of restroom design ranging from the industrial to the luxurious and ultra-contemporary.  

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatory & Bathroom Supplies, Commercial Signage, Lockers, andCommercial Outdoor Furniture installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with regional distribution centers located in all 50 States including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Houston, Texas, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI

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Verge® Bradley Lavatory Single Hand Washing Station

September 20th, 2011 by
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Verge® Bradley lavatory single user hand washing stations are high-end, compact hand washing systems that are ideal compliments to modern and contemporary restroom interiors.  It is made of a new solid surface material known as Evero®.  This material is a blend of natural quartz mixed with polymer resins and other exotic materials that allow it to be molded like clay into highly unique, attractive forms apropos to contemporary and eclectic interiors.

The need for a material like Evero® arose out of the many challenges innate to solid surface materials made from all natural stone.  We think of stone as being something so powerful that it lasts for millions of years.  Well, it is.  However, stone can still be damaged and broken, resulting in thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs.

For example, granite requires frequent sealing to prevent chipping or breakage.  In a high traffic restroom interior where looks matter as much as functionality, it is not a feasible investment from either an operations budget standpoint or from the standpoint of public image. 

The Verge® Bradley lavatory single user hand washing station overcomes such limitations with two basic improvements in solid surface material constitution.  First, Evero® natural quartz is industrially modified natural stone that features a malleability that allows it to be molded and shaped.  One solid piece can be crafted without having to bond separate pieces together.  This results in a seamless, contiguous bowl and backwash that contains no crevices where bacteria may grow or grime can collect.

The Verge® Bradley lavatory single user hand washing stations are also highly impact resistant.  You do not have to worry about the cracking and breaking that plague other types of high-end, polished stone.  The material is perfect for heavy traffic areas, and any small, minor damage that may occur can be quickly and cost effectively be repaired.

The Verge® Bradley lavatory single user hand washing station is also stain, burn, and chemical resistant.  Standard cleaning agents that cannot be used on many types of stone can be employed here without detriment to color or surface continuity.

Evero™ comes in 15 dazzling colors derivative of natural quartz in its pristine state.  Though industrially modified, this material looks every bit as attractive as granite and marble, and in many ways is even more suitable for many of the avant garde and highly innovative interior design motifs characteristics of modernesque interior architecture.

All of these things make the Verge® Bradley lavatory single user hand washing station a fine addition to any university, office building, museum, or public works building restroom interior. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Rectangular Bowl Bradley OmniDeck™ Hand Washing Systems

September 15th, 2011 by
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Bradley OmniDeck™ hand washing systems with rectangular bowls are utilitarian, compact, environmentally sound, ergonomic, and economical.  They make great additions to any modern or contemporary style restroom.  They offer minimal installation cost and minimal ongoing maintenance to any facility looking that seeks to look its best without complication or excessive expenditure.

Applications range from the commercial to the industrial to the service and hospitality industries.  More buildings are being built with modern and contemporary style architecture.  This includes many industrial facilities as well as small, medium, and large office buildings. 

Contemporary and modern styles feature a minimalism that is highly economical because it saves on space.  This economy is contingent, however, on construction materials and fixtures that are cost effective to install and maintain. 

Bradley OmniDeck™ hand washing systems with rectangular bowls offer an integral deck design where all fixtures and accessories can be custom built into the fixture.  This is a value-added space saver that contributes to the often Spartan minimalism that characterizes these new build-outs and simultaneously meets user needs at a new point of all-in-one convenience.

Certain attributes of Bradley OmniDeck™ hand washing systems with rectangular bowls also make them ideal for restaurant restrooms.  Because of the malleability of Terreon® at the factory level, these deck lavs can be manufactured without the seams and adhesives used to build larger, more complicated assemblies.  Resultantly, there are fewer crevices in which grime, mildew, and bacteria can buildup.

Just one example of this is the coved, seamless backsplash design that features a smooth, curved surface that blocks the accumulation of foreign material and grime.  

Add to that the innately nonporous nature of the surface material, and you have a commercial washroom fixture that is naturally resistant to condensation, moisture buildup, dirt, and germs.  Food service businesses can count on these fixtures remaining clean and passing health inspection checks.

Bradley OmniDeck™ hand washing system with rectangular bowl is also an ideal choice for hotel restroom design.  The high-grade look of the material, along with the multitude of color choices, can compliment both simple and luxury themes.  At the same time, the higher level of environmental soundness and hygiene make it more suitable for high traffic areas where looks and cleanliness make strong impressions that can influence repeat business for the better. 

Rectangular bowls can be integral to the Bradley OmniDeck™ hand washing system or they can be custom bowl cutouts.  Edges can be roundover or beveled. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Pit Latrine Toilets are better than Basic Slit-Trench Pit Toilets

September 13th, 2011 by
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What is a pit latrine toilet?

It is a slightly more complex, and a much more sanitary, comfortable version of the pit toilet.  Primitive outdoor toilets have been around for years, with most of the older models being only a pit in the ground covered by molding or steel.

What makes the pit latrine toilet better than the slit-trench design pit toilet that is so common in the developing world?
This design more closely resembles an indoor toilet.  It is raised off the ground, and it has a hinged, plastic toilet seat.  It also has an in-floor extension that vents gasses away from the center of the unit, and consequently away from the person.

Why is this important?

Waste matter buildup creates noxious gases, foul odors, and works like a magnet for flies and other creepy crawlies.

People that say this does not matter have probably never used the most basic type of pit toilet where sanitation, comfort, and basic human dignity are simply not there.

It takes only one camping trip to convince anyone that a few slight modifications featured in pit latrine toilets are not luxuries, but fundamental amenities to human health, comfort, and dignity.

Are pit latrine toilets more expensive than the hole-in-the ground design?

Yes.  Almost anything you buy will likely be more expensive than a plated hole in the ground.

Again, we go back to the basics of human dignity, sanitation, and marginal comfort when we talk about paying more for an improved pit toilet design that works more like the toilets we are accustomed to.

How do you vent an outdoor toilet with no plumbing or sewer system?

The extension base does the venting underground.  It is as long as the facility desires.  Because it attaches at the base of the unit and extends at an angle up and away from the main toilet bowl center, gases travel away from the center and are trapped underground, along with noxious odors.

Does this really eliminate all odors?

No.  This is not a luxury plumbing fixture.  However, the pit latrine toilet is much, much more sanitary, and far less offensive to one’s sense of smell, than the pit toilets that were historically used in war torn, developing, and wilderness areas.

The greatest advantage that venting odors offers you is the ability to minimize the presence of insects that are attracted to waste matter.  This makes the fixtures far more sanitary than their slit-trench predecessors.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Stainless Wall Mounted Trash Cans

September 10th, 2011 by
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Stainless wall mounted trash cans allow you to accommodate any restroom design.  With these simple, practical industrial trash bins, you can accommodate the waste management needs of any small, mid-sized, or large commercial facility. 

These commercial trash cans have been used in every conceivable business application.  Architects routinely install them in family restaurants, services stations, small office buildings, corporate headquarters, sports centers, bus terminals, train stations, and airports.

The versatility of stainless wall mounted trash cans lies in two key features common to all models. 

The first of these features is receptacle capacity.  Bradley restroom trash cans feature specific volume sizes geared toward low traffic, medium traffic, and high traffic areas.

The smallest sizes are 2.8 gallons.  Mid-range sizes go from 6.5-12 gallons in volume.  The larges restroom trash cans hold over 20 gallons in refuse.

The efficient positioning of stainless wall mounted trash cans allows even the largest units to be installed with a minimum of space consumption.  In very large restrooms where many users access the facility simultaneously, multiple commercial waste receptacles can accommodate a large number of people and still leave plenty of wall space for paper towel dispensers, hand driers, lavatories, and mirrors.

This allows you to precisely balance waste volume management requirements with the estimated number of restroom users per day.  The compact design allows you to install these receptacles in even the smallest areas of wall space.

Secondly, the availability of recessed, semi-recessed, and surface mounted models allows you to adapt any stainless wall mounted trash can to the specific requirements of your new construction commercial restroom design, commercial restroom remodel, and commercial restroom retrofit projects.

Basic units feature a satin finish that aesthetically compliments any standard industrial and commercial restroom interior.  There are also models that feature a variety of color choices specifically intended to compliment the bathroom interiors of high-end facilities.  Examples of such facilities include hotels, casinos, resorts, five star restaurants, museums, and concert halls.

Stainless wall mounted trash cans also feature a resistance to moisture absorption that minimizes bacterial buildup.  This, in turn, minimizes odors and facilitates rapid, effective cleaning of trash bin surface areas.  Units take only seconds for cleaning crews to switch out liners and to wipe off face plates and edges per manufacturer cleaning instructions.

Stainless steel restroom trash cans feature all welded construction and include a leak-proof molded plastic insert to ensure full containment of waste necessary to maintaining a clean restroom environment at all times. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Portable Accordion Folding Scissor Gates

September 8th, 2011 by
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Scissor gates are metal gates that expand and contract like accordions.  They are used to block access to restricted areas while still allowing light and air to pass through the barrier. 

One of the most convenient, easy to install type of accordion gate is the portable folding security gate. 

The advantages that portable accordion gates offer over doors and solid walls are visibility and ventilation.

In many storage areas, materials are stored that require cool temperatures to retain their integrity.  Some of these materials even become volatile in high temperatures, so ventilation is an absolute must for safety.

Many institutions also monitor their facilities with surveillance cameras.  Some have guards that walk the grounds at night.  Portable folding security gates allow both cameras and guards to see into restricted areas.  Doors and solid barriers do not allow for this. 

For this reason, accordion folding gates are recommended over solid gates and doors for any area that has multiple entrances.  This prevents a line of sight from being blocked that would allow an intruder sufficient cover to use an alternate entrance to gain access.

With folding portable scissor gates, all access points, along with the restricted interior, are clearly visible to security personnel and equipment. 

Portable folding security gates can be rapidly wheeled into positioned, expanded between two walls, and locked.  Floor anchors are not required, but they can be purchased as add-ons.  They provide additional stability to the base of the unit and are recommended for certain retail and industrial environments.

Each scissor gate comes with a standard padlock hasp that accommodates any padlock.  Cylinder locks can also be ordered for additional security. 

Folding portable security gates are very popular due to their mobility and maneuverability.  Their simple, patented air pressure locking system also allows two individual modules to be joined into a single, larger gate to protect extra wide access points.    

Portable scissor gates are made from galvanized sheet steel and feature zinc/iron phosphate plating for corrosion resistance.  Impact resistance results from a powder coat finish that is electrostatically applied.    

Portable folding security gates are used in schools.  They are GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified (SM).  Schools use them to block off hallways after hours and to protect equipment in gyms and band halls. 

Retailers use folding accordion scissor gates to section off areas of inventory not yet ready for stocking.  They also restrict access to areas being cleaned and areas under reconstruction.  This is very important for customer safety and works to greatly minimize liability for any public establishment. 

Health care institutions also block unauthorized access to labs using mobile accordion gates.

In the industrial world, portable folding security gates are used to restrict access to sensitive materials, heavy equipment, and work spaces intended only for authorized personnel to access.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270  and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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