Incorporated in March 1996, NOW Specialties, Inc. is the leading commercial wall systems fabricator in Texas. NOW was the first ACM fabricator—and is still the only MCA Premium Fabricator—in Texas and the surrounding states. We are Trespa’s only National Fabricator in the area. We are a turn-key subcontractor, and install nearly 1 million square feet of material annually. We have excellent history with 3A Composites (Alucobond), Arconic (formerly Alcoa, manufacturers of Reyonbond) and Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, Inc. (Alpolic).
NOW currently stocks six MCM systems that are tested to structural loads of 50psf or more1. We have a cumulative performance bond capacity of $30 million, and a capacity of $15 million for any one contract. We are centrally-located for shipments anywhere in the continental U.S., and are an authorized fabricator of a variety of products. In July 2017, in the wake of the Grenfell fire, we rewrote our specifications and chose to bid only fire-rated (FR) material, even in those cases when the cheaper, unrated material was specified.
Today NOW has shop space of over 50,000sf. We have an office staff of 45 and a field staff of almost 300. Finally, our resume of completed projects exceeds $300 million in contract sum, and demonstrates our experience with large scopes, complex geometries and tight schedules.
1Four other systems are out of stock. The 8100 and 8100Z are tested to the structural requirements of AAMA 508, and the 7000 systems are for HPL use only.