A Leader in Commercial Wall Systems
NOW Specialties Was Incorporated In March 1996.
We are currently the top commercial wall systems fabricator in Texas, and one of the nationwide leaders in MCM system design.
NOW was the first MCM fabricator in Texas and was one of the MCA’s first two Certified Premium Fabricators. We were also Trespa’s first National Fabricator in the area. As a turn-key subcontractor, we install over 700,000 square feet of material per year. NOW has an excellent history with the manufacturers of Alucobond, Reynobond, and Alpolic, and with many other vendors.
We Only Purchase Fire Rated Material
Our cumulative performance bond capacity is $30 million, while our single-project bond capacity is $15 million. We are centrally located for shipments anywhere in the continental U.S. and are an authorized fabricator or installer of countless products. In July 2017, in the wake of the Grenfell fire, we rewrote our specifications and chose to purchase only fire-rated metal composite material, even in those cases when the cheaper, unrated material was specified. Today, NOW Specialties has shop space of over 50,000 square feet. We have an office staff of 36, field staff of over 150, and a total payroll of more than 250. Our portfolio of 1,500 completed projects exceeds $500 million in contract sum and demonstrates our experience with large scopes, complex geometries, and tight schedules.
Certifications and Awards
ETL Labeling Program
Certified To: NFPA 285, AAMA 509, ASTM E330, ASTM E331, ASTM E283
Spec ID: 43700
Certified To: ASTM E331 (a collection of tests in which all three major domestic suppliers were represented), ASTM E72, and a review of all Intertek tests listed above
Lists: NFPA 285
WBE: Women’s Business Enterprise
Agency: Women’s Business Enterprise
Certification Number: 234388
Expiration Date: February 28, 2022
Agency: North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
Certification Number: WFWB23679N0223
Expiration Date: February 28, 2023
Premium MCM Fabricator Certification
NOW Specialties was among the two first fabricators to receive the Premium MCM Fabricator certification from the Metal Construction Association. The certification is based on years of experience, the quantity of material fabricated each year, tested systems, and financial strength.
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is a nationwide trade organization through which members of the construction industry can develop programs that promote the integration of metal in design and ensure its proper use. The MCA’s mission is “expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, technology, and education.”
The Premium MCM Certification is an important part of this mission, offering to the design community a single, reputable source for MCM fabricator selection. Fabricators certified as “Premium MCM” by the Metal Construction Association must demonstrate longstanding experience, exceptional quality, and a broad base of services. As of this publication date, only five other US-based fabricators qualify for this mark. NOW is proud to be a member of this select group.