Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Major Industries at the AIA Iowa Convention

Major Industries will be at the AIA-Iowa/Central States Region Conference and Expo on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th, 2015. Join us in Des Moines to see product samples, grab the latest product literature and discuss your daylighting needs with a Major team member. We hope to see you at booth #89!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Scary-Good Savings @ Our Online Store!

It's October, and that means it's time to shake off the cobwebs with a monster skylight sale!

For a limited time only, get FREE SHIPPING on your online order! Simply enter code FREESHIP at checkout to receive your discount. But hurry - this offer ends October 15th, 2015.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Major @ AIA South Dakota Convention

A big "thank you" to everyone who stopped by Major's booth at the 2015 AIA South Dakota Convention in Sioux Falls. Keep an eye out for Major's booth at upcoming shows, including the AIA North Dakota Convention in Fargo, North Dakota on October 5th and 6th, the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference and Product Expo in Chicago, Illinois on October 6th, the AIA Iowa/Central States Region Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on October 15th and 16th, and the AIA Western Mountain Region Convention in Keystone, Colorado on October 15th, 16th and 17th. We hope to see you at one of these great shows!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Visit Us @ Greenbuild 2015 in Washington D.C.!

Be sure to stop and see Major Industries at the 2015 Greenbuild Convention and Expo, taking place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. on November 18th and 19th. This year we'll be in booth #820, and will showcase our full line of energy-saving daylighting systems, including Clima-Tite™ wall systems with pultruded fiberglass framing for enhanced thermal performance.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Guardian 275® Receives 2014 Florida Building Code Approval

Major Industries’ Guardian 275® translucent panel skylights and wall systems were recently proven to be in compliance with the Florida Building Commission’s 2014 Florida Building Code (up to Wind Zone 3 / Level D). Guardian 275® hurricane protection systems are engineered to provide a high level of protection while still offering the same high-quality, diffuse, glare-free light found in Major’s translucent panel systems.

In order to receive Florida Approval (which encompasses most Florida counties), Major’s Guardian 275® translucent systems had to withstand a variety of missile impact, water and air infiltration and pressure load tests. Guardian 275®, with its unique sandwich panel design and use of high-performance materials, offers strong protection against hurricane-force winds and flying debris – without sacrificing the numerous health and environmental benefits that daylighting provides. Click here for more details.

For more information about Florida building requirements and codes, visit

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mixed Glazed System Flyer Now Available

Major Industries recently released a new Design Guide on Mixed Glazed Systems, outlining Major's numerous options for incorporating a mixture of translucent panels with operable and fixed glass and polycarbonate multi-wall. Click here to view the PDF of the catalog, or call 888-759-2678 to request a free copy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Project Spotlight: Maximizing Light

Creating an office environment that's welcoming and bright can be a challenge, but by incorporating Guardian 275® translucent panels with a Verti-Lite™ grid pattern (vertical grid only), the two-story, 48,000 square foot office of San Luis Obispo based Rosetta makes the most of available natural light.

Designed by Garcia Architecture + Design and built by J.W. Design & Construction in conjunction with NKT Commercial LLC, this LEED® certified space features the implementation of numerous high performance building materials including translucent panels and energy-efficient lighting - which the designers project will use 17% less energy than a standard building.

Major's Verti-Lite™ grid pattern is an eye-catching option for our Guardian 275® system, with clean lines that blend well with modern design elements and allow for a channel glass look without the high cost. Contact us today to find out more, or visit us online for additional information.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Guardian 275® Translucent Panel Systems Earn ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Guardian 275® translucent panel daylighting systems, manufactured by Major Industries, Inc., recently received an evaluation report (ESR #2855) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving Guardian 275® systems in their projects.

“Major Industries, Inc. can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department.”

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Major Industries’ product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. “Major Industries is excited to announce the release of our evaluation report,” states Mark Mitchell, Marketing Manager for Major Industries. “Commitment to our customers was the driving motivation to perform the rigorous testing and expend the resources needed to validate our Guardian 275® skylights and wall systems, which are among the most thoroughly tested in the industry.”

Major Industries has been engineering and manufacturing energy-saving skylights and translucent wall systems for more than three decades. To learn more about Major and Guardian 275® translucent skylights and wall systems, call 888-759-2678, email or visit them online at

To learn more about ICC-ES, the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems, visit

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Don't forget to sign up for your FREE PASS to the CONSTRUCT 2014 Expo floor... simply go to (if prompted, enter code EXMAJOR).

We hope to see you in Baltimore September 10th and 11th!

Monday, August 18, 2014

A positive look at sustainability vs. cost... 

When considering daylighting materials, remember to consider a number of factors, including initial cost, life expectancy of the system, and thermal performance. With a wide range of options, Major can find a daylighting systems that's right for your needs and budget. 

Project Spotlight:


Ingraham High School

Ingraham High School in Seattle, Washington was recently given an overhaul that included a dozen new classrooms and an open, tiered space for the school’s technical programs. An open courtyard space was created to help tie together the multiple floor levels and provide an area for both socializing and casual learning activities. To help bring light to the area, translucent panel skylights were utilized, allowing for controlled natural light to fill the space without the distracting glare or uncomfortable hot-spots that could occur with clear glazing materials. Beyond the light control capabilities of translucent panel systems, they’re also a good choice for renovation projects because of their light weight, requiring significantly less structural support than a comparable glass skylight system.

The Ingraham School Project, designed by Integrus Architecture, is clearly a beautiful design - but it's an award-winning one as well, including the 2013 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award, the 2012 AIA Washington Civic Design Awards – Citation Award, and the 2012 IIDA - INawards / Design IN Public - Winner in Class.

See more great projects at

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Outpatient Clinic Utilizes Translucent Skylight

The Department of Veteran's Affairs medical campus in Vancouver, Washington recently added a 20,000 square foot Outpatient Specialty Clinic, and the design blends practicality with comfort. While traditional glass windows allow for views to the exterior, a translucent skylight adds soft, diffuse light to the interior space.

Congratulations to PKA Architects, Kevcon Inc. and the Department of Government Affairs for the Outpatient Specialty Clinic's recent award for the Best Public Building Under $10M Award from the Associated General Contractors' 2012 Build Washington Awards for Construction Excellence.

Visit for the Jan/Feb 2013 issue and additional information related to the project.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Guardian 275® Named One of Architectural Products' Top 50 of 2012

Guardian 275® translucent panel daylighting systems were chosen as one of Architectural Products' Readers Choice Top 50 Products for 2012.

Guardian 275® translucent daylighting systems are lightweight, offer a variety of insulation options for enhanced thermal performance, and provide diffuse natural light without the worry of hot-spots or glare. Visit our Guardian 275® page for additional details, or call us at 888-759-2678 to find out more!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New from Major - Guardian 275® Design Guide and BIM Product Models

We recently introduced two new items related to our Guardian 275® translucent skylights and wall systems - an updated design guide featuring new project photos, product details and more, plus we now have BIM product models available for a wide range of Guardian 275® systems.

The new Guardian 275® catalog can be downloaded online at , or you can request a free copy by calling 888-759-2678 or emailing us at

Guardian 275® BIM models can be found by visiting our BIM page - . They've been created with architects and designers in mind, and are easy to use and feature small file sizes.

For additional information on any of our daylighting products - including our new Clima-Tite™ suystems that feature pultruded fiberglass framing for enhanced thermal performance - visit us at

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Major Industries booth at the AIA National Show in New Orleans.

We also take a moment to stop and remember those who lost their lives proudly serving our country.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!