Unlocking Serenity: Jamison’s Sound Reduction Doors

In the constant hum of modern life, finding refuge in quiet spaces has become increasingly challenging. Fortunately, Jamison Door Company has pioneered innovative solutions to combat intrusive noise, offering a range of sound reduction doors that promise to transform spaces into peaceful sanctuaries. In this blog, we’ll explore the unique features and benefits of Jamison’s sound reduction and specialty doors, as well as the company’s commitment to excellence.

The Essence of Sound Reduction Doors

Sound reduction doors play a pivotal role in maintaining tranquility within a space. They are specially designed to minimize the transmission of external noise, creating an oasis of peace amidst the chaos. Jamison Door Company, with its rich history spanning over a century, has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of individuals and businesses.

Unveiling Jamison’s Sound Reduction Doors

Acoustic Expertise

One of the standout features of Jamison’s sound reduction doors is their advanced acoustic expertise. These doors are meticulously crafted using state-of-the-art technology to absorb, block, and dampen sound waves effectively. The result is a significant reduction in noise infiltration, creating an environment conducive to focus, relaxation, and productivity.

A Range of Environments

Our team created these doors to minimize noise transmission, and various industries often use them where noise control is critical. These applications might include:

  • Government: Jamison has a long history of manufacturing special test cell doors for all types of applications, from 3’ x 7’ personnel sized doors to 30’ x 30’ doors. Our test cell doors are used in government and airline test cells, automotive, marine, and railroad engine testing facilities, military equipment and turbine testing laboratories.
  • Performing Arts, Theme Parks & Entertainment: Creating a controlled sound environment is crucial for the success of venues such as theaters, broadcasting facilities, and recording studios. This applies not only to their financial success but also to their overall effectiveness. Our doors play a key role in achieving this goal and can be found at notable locations like ABC’s Washington Network News Bureau, behind the scenes of “Good Morning America,” and within New York University’s Performing Arts Center, among others.

Quality Craftsmanship and Materials

We demonstrate our commitment to quality through the choice of materials and the craftsmanship we apply in constructing our sound reduction doors. We design hardware, including massive, vibration-proof hinges and latching systems, to enhance a door’s performance and lower maintenance needs. Our specially designed, remarkably efficient gasketing system targets sound applications specifically. Comparisons between sealed-in-place panel tests and operable door tests often show no more than a one-to-two point difference in STC ratings.

By using premium materials, these doors not only provide excellent soundproofing but also exhibit durability and longevity. Investing in Jamison’s doors is an investment in both tranquility and long-term reliability.

The Benefits of Our Sound Reduction Doors

Advanced Acoustic Engineering

At the heart of Jamison’s sound reduction doors lies advanced acoustic engineering. These doors are not merely barriers. They are precision-crafted instruments designed to absorb and dampen sound waves effectively. STC and ASTM E-90 tested all steel swing and sliding doors with fire-resistant core of barrier materials and energy absorbent acoustical insulation. Ranging from STC ratings from 45 to 59, the result is a significant reduction in noise transmission. Providing occupants with a haven of tranquility.

Customization Unleashed

Recognizing that every space has its own unique characteristics, Jamison Door Company offers a spectrum of customization options. Doors are available in two styles: sliding or swing. Sliding doors can be either horizontal or vertical sliding in manual or power operation. We offer swing doors in both single or double configurations.

From choosing the design aesthetic to tailoring the size and selecting the perfect finish, customers have the flexibility to mold their sound reduction doors to seamlessly integrate into any environment. This commitment to customization ensures that Jamison’s doors are not just functional. They are a harmonious addition to the overall design of a space.

Boosting Workplace Productivity

In commercial settings, noise can have such an impact on productivity. Jamison’s sound reduction doors contribute to a more focused and productive work environment by minimizing disruptions and distractions. Conference rooms, private offices, and collaborative spaces can all benefit from the enhanced acoustic insulation provided by these doors.

Energy Efficiency

Jamison’s doors go beyond sound reduction; they also offer thermal insulation benefits. By helping maintain consistent temperatures within a space, these doors contribute to energy efficiency. Potentially leading to cost savings in both residential and commercial applications.

The Jamison Advantage

As pioneers in the industry, Jamison Door Company brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence in every door they produce. Their sound reduction doors are a testament to their dedication to providing innovative solutions that enhance the quality of living and working spaces.


In a world that sometimes feels overwhelmingly noisy, we cannot overstate the importance of sound reduction doors. Jamison Door Company’s commitment to creating quiet, peaceful environments shines through in their sound reduction doors. Offering a solution that not only meets the needs of today but sets the standard for the future. If tranquility is what you seek, unlocking it may be as simple as opening the door – a Jamison sound reduction door, that is.

Learn more about our Sound Reduction and Specialty Door solutions.

Revolutionizing Retail with Jamison HCR Air Doors

Every detail matters in the fast-paced world of retail. From creating a comfortable shopping environment to ensuring energy efficiency, businesses seek solutions that align with their commitment to excellence. Jamison Door Company steps into the spotlight with our groundbreaking HCR Air Doors. Setting a new standard for the retail industry.

Enhancing Customer Comfort

Using the principles of psychrometrics, HCR Air Doors, create a seamless barrier, effectively preventing the influx of external air. This ensures a comfortable shopping atmosphere for customers. Next to that, it also helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout the retail space.

Our air doors, also known as air curtains, can be seen in the largest, most demanding and cost conscious grocery and food distribution centers, food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, and retail grocery stores.

Energy Efficiency Unleashed

Energy costs can significantly impact a retail operation’s bottom line. Our HCR Air Doors are designed with advanced features to minimize heat loss, providing substantial energy savings. The result? A more sustainable and cost-effective solution for retail spaces, especially in temperature-controlled environments.

HCR has demonstrated its effectiveness in direct comparisons with competitors. In cooler settings, HCR’s advanced technology usually outperforms others in reducing two-way air exchange more efficiently.

When comparing freezer solutions, HCR consistently uses at least half the energy of competitors. It also achieves a significantly greater reduction in two-way air exchange. HCR utilizes a unique combination of engineering disciplines to achieve results that competitors do not have.

Unrivaled Durability

In high-traffic retail settings, durability is paramount. Jamison builds HCR Air Doors to withstand the demands of a bustling retail environment. Ensuring long-lasting performance and minimal maintenance requirements.

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Jamison offers a range of customizable options for HCR Air Doors. From size variations to design choices, retailers can tailor these doors to seamlessly integrate with their brand aesthetic and specific operational needs.

Smart Design for Increased Security

Security is a top priority for retailers. Air Doors contribute to the overall security of the store. They act as a deterrent to external elements. Additionally, they provide an additional layer of protection against unauthorized access.

Safety concerns are also minimized through improved visibility of open doorways, the elimination of frost and ice on the floor, and the absence of moving door parts. HCR transforms the concept of an unobstructed, wide-open doorway into a tangible reality, facilitating your workers to navigate freely and efficiently.

Seamless Integration with Technology

Innovation is at the core of all Jamison’s offerings. From our cold storage cooler doors to high performance freezer doors. HCR Air Doors seamlessly integrate with modern technologies, allowing for easy control and monitoring. This smart design ensures that retailers can manage their environmental control systems with efficiency and precision.

HCR technology is widely used in temperature-controlled environments. Famous for saving energy and fixing moisture problems in large ASRS grocery centers. It also helps with walk-in freezers in Grocery Retail and Food Service.

Various conveyor systems have also seen positive results with HCR technology. Anywhere moisture infiltration challenges the refrigeration system, HCR technology can be applied for effective solutions.

Quality Manufacturing and Engineering

HCR guarantees quality across their manufacturing processes, from the metal cutting laser machine to the powder coating system. As an approved UL control panel manufacturer, HCR is relied upon by customers to apply the right engineering for their needs and create suitable air door units. HCR’s engineering team uses CFD modeling to thoroughly assess the design, ensuring it achieves the desired results. This blend of engineering expertise, manufacturing proficiency, and on-site experience is what customers expect and receive from HCR.

Compliance and Certification

Meeting industry standards and regulations is critical. Jamison takes pride in ensuring that its HCR Air Doors comply with relevant safety and quality certifications. Providing retailers with peace of mind regarding the reliability and safety of their chosen solution.

The effectiveness of HCR’s recirculatory air door technology was further validated in recent years through rigorous testing at the Creative Thermal Solutions (CTS) laboratories in Urbana, Illinois. The outcomes affirmed that the HCR Model AC (single Air Door) attains an impressive 80% energy efficiency in halting air infiltration and energy transfer between spaces with disparate temperatures.

CTS Test Labs

CTS Labs is an independent facility that tests performance for industries with specific heating and cooling needs. The lab’s focus centers on evaluating products that contribute to environmental sustainability, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce overall energy consumption. Distinguished as one of the limited testing facilities in North America, CTS Labs provides credible confirmation of advertised performance specifications.

No other recirculatory air door manufacturer has ever done something of this nature. As a result, HCR wrote and presented a white paper detailing these discoveries at the national conferences for both RETA and IIAR. By doing this, HCR gained widespread acceptance and respect among refrigeration engineers across North America.

Jamison: Your Retail Solution

Jamison Door Company’s high quality HCR Air Doors are more than just entryways. They are a strategic investment for retailers looking to create a superior shopping experience, enhance energy efficiency, and stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry. With a focus on innovation, comfort, and durability, Jamison continues to be a trusted partner for retailers worldwide. Setting the stage for the future of retail environments.

Discover new opportunities, embrace innovation, and enter a new era of excellent retail with Jamison HCR Air Doors.

Learn more about our Air Door Solutions.

Enhancing Retail Efficiency and Safety with High Speed Doors

In the retail industry, efficiency, safety and aesthetics play crucial roles. Therefore the choice of commercial doors becomes paramount. High speed doors, particularly beneficial for supermarkets and department stores, have emerged as an innovative solution. The doors streamline operations, enhance security, and create a visually appealing shopping environment.

What is a High Speed Door?

High-speed doors are a type of industrial door. These fast doors are designed to open and close rapidly. They often moving vertically or horizontally. Unlike conventional doors, these innovative solutions prioritize efficiency and safety.

The doors are typically made from a flexible material allowing for quick and smooth operation.

Why Speed Doors Matter in Retail

Retail spaces often involve a delicate balance between the bustling sales floor and the adjoining storage or warehouse areas. Installing a safe and reliable commercial door becomes essential to maintain a seamless flow of operations. This ensures the well-being of staff.

High speed doors serve as a barrier between storage rooms and showrooms. Preventing the mingling of public and private spaces.

Fast doors meet the demand for speed in retail by swiftly opening and closing, reducing wait times. This agility is crucial in high-traffic areas, ensuring swift access to storage spaces.

Benefits of Rapid Roll Doors for Supermarkets

So aside from the obvious benefit of speed, what are the other advantages of rapid roll doors?

Space Saving Solution

High-speed doors that open vertically consume minimal space. This is especially advantageous in retail environments where space optimization is key. The vertical movement eliminates the need for door clearance space, allowing for more efficient use of available square footage.

Visual Appeal

Fast doors offer a unique canvas for creativity. Retailers can print product pictures on the flexible door curtain, turning the roll up door into an interactive and visually appealing element. This not only promotes products but also enhances the overall aesthetics of the shopping space.

Guarantee a Safe Working Environment

The swift operation of high-speed doors reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. The doors’ advanced safety features contribute to a secure environment for both staff and equipment.

Moreover, high performance doors offer the option to enhance visibility by incorporating extra vision panels. These panels allow for increased transparency, enabling personnel to have a clear view of the surroundings even when the door is closed. This feature is crucial in adverse weather, promoting safety by reducing the risk of collisions or accidents.

Lower Maintenance Costs

High-speed doors are designed to be self-repairing. Minimizing the need for frequent maintenance. The materials used are durable and resistant to wear and tear, translating to cost savings over the long term.

Minimizing Heat and Energy Losses

High-speed doors open and close quickly, minimizing the amount of time they are open. This helps to retain the conditioned air within the store, reducing energy costs associated with heating or cooling. This is particularly crucial in large retail spaces like supermarkets. Here, maintaining a comfortable temperature for customers and preserving the quality of perishable goods is essential.

Temperature Control

Supermarkets often have different temperature zones for various sections, such as refrigerated and frozen sections. Speed doors help to maintain the integrity of these temperature zones, minimizing the exchange of air between different areas. This is crucial for preserving the freshness and quality of perishable products.

Jamison – Your Partner for Retail Areas

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How to Choose the Right Jamison Freezer Door?

Selecting the right freezer door in temperature-controlled environments is crucial. These doors help to maintain temperature control, energy efficiency, and overall success. Jamison Door Company, a trusted name in the industry since 1906, offers a range of cooler door and freezer door solutions tailored to various needs. In this guide, we’ll offer you a few tips to help choose the perfect Jamison freezer door for your specific requirements.

What is a Freezer Door?

Being able to move in and out of temperature-controlled areas quickly is critical, not only for the temperature maintenance but for the comfort of the employees as well. Whether it’s a walk-in freezer, a cold storage room, or an industrial refrigeration unit, there are applications that require specific types of doors, freezer doors.

Types of Freezer Doors:

For over a century, Jamison has been providing a wide range of industrial and commercial solutions. Our freezer doors range from sliding doors to roll-up freezer doors to sliding freezer doors for your most demanding environments.

Sliding Doors

Jamison sliding doors are often used in large industrial and commercial doorway settings such as supermarkets where durability, efficiency, and space optimization are essential. Sliding doors are popular for their smooth operation and ability to save space since they don’t require exra space to swing open.

Different types of sliding doors include:

  1. Manual or power
  2. Horizontal or vertical
  3. Single leaf or bi-parting: A single leaf slides to the side as a whole when operated, and a bi-parting door has two panels that slide away from the center.

Check out some of our popular Mark IV sliding doors.

Swing Doors

Different industrial and commercial settings commonly use swing doors, which provide easy access and separation between different areas. While a sliding door works better in a large setting, swing doors work better in small door openings and are available as single or double doors. Self-rising hinges actually lift the door when opened, reducing gasket wear and eliminating the need for sloped floors. The sweep-type sill gasket also prevents thermal infiltration. Learn about some of our Plyfoam or Sound Reduction swing door options.

High speed Doors

A high-speed freezer or rapid rollup door operates similarly to a garage door where it rolls quickly up and down. These doors are designed to open and close quickly in order to minimize their remaining open time, and can be seen in both small and large doorway settings. Our innovative double fabric curtain design that optimizes insulation and reduces ice-build-up. Our Frigo doors include:

  1. Frigo 1: Self-repairing insulated fabric roll-up door that acts as a thermal barrier between temperature-controlled areas. Its design prevents frost and ice buildup with a dual-layer fabric and .075-inch thick curtain.
  2. Frigo 1 Air: An advanced version of the Frigo 1, featuring dual lateral ventilation with recirculation for optimal airflow and temperature control. It’s ideal for separating areas with different conditions. Like the Frigo 1, it has a sandwich panel for insulation but adds lateral ventilation for precise environmental control.
  3. Frigo 2: Our innovative double curtain low energy cost design. When closed, the two curtains create a dead air space which is then treated with a small amount of heated air. This allows the curtains to remain frost free at the lowest energy expense.
  4. Frigo 2 Air: This door shares features with the Frigo 2, but adds a patented dual ventilation system that maintains consistent internal temperatures, blocking moisture, ice, and condensation.

Read more about our range of Frigo high speed door options.

How to choose the right refrigeration door?

The right refrigeration door is more than just an entry point – it’s a key player in maintaining the integrity of your cold storage.

  1. Infiltration: Our doors are reliable, durable, and tight sealing. Our Frigo doors have a full perimeter seal around the door. No stiffeners or hard parts are used in the door panel and the floor is sealed with a flexible soft bottom edge.This enables reduced infiltration, maximum energy savings, and improved productivity.
  2. Insulation: Freezer doors are designed with insulation to prevent heat exchange and maintain a cold temperature inside. Our sliding and swing doors have Frostop heater cables and are filled with Jamifoam non CFC polyurethane insulation with an R value of 32 at 40°F. Curtains on our fabric doors are .075-inch insulated fabric.
  3. Materials: A range of materials are used. Stainless steel is a popular choice cause of its durability, resistance to corrosion, and easy maintenance. Glass doors are used in display freezers, providing visibility without compromising insulation.
  4. Anti-Condensation Technology: Prevents condensation on the freezer doors, maintaining clear visibility and preventing ice build-up.
  5. Self-Closing DoorsDesigned to close automatically. This helps reduce the risk of accidentally leaving the door ajar and compromising the freezer’s temperature.

Tip 1: Understanding Your Needs

Begin by identifying the specific requirements of your cold storage facility. Consider factors such as the type of products stored, the frequency of door use, and the temperature conditions required. Different industries, whether it’s food storage, clean rooms, or warehouses, have unique demands that influence the choice of freezer doors.

Tip 2: Temperature Control

One of the primary functions of a freezer door is to maintain a consistent and precise temperature within the space. Jamison offers heavy duty freezer doors with advanced insulation technologies, ensuring optimal thermal efficiency. Consider the temperature range needed for your products and choose a door that can effectively meet those requirements.

Tip 3: Energy Efficiency

Energy savings can be a significant factor in the operation of cold storage facilities. Jamison’s commitment to energy-efficient solutions is evident in our freezer doors. Look for features such as insulated panels, air seals, and advanced door controls that contribute to minimizing energy consumption.

Tip 4: Custom Options

Jamison understands that one size does not fit all. Explore the custom options available for freezer doors. Select a door that matches your facility’s layout and needs by considering size, material, and configuration.

Want even heavier duty construction or hardware? Jamison Door offers a near endless number of quality options. Enhancing the strength, life, and corrosion resistance of our doors.

Tip 5: Durability and Maintenance

Freezer doors in high-traffic areas require durability to withstand frequent use. Jamison Door Company has a reputation for producing robust and long-lasting industrial doors.

This is largely because of our hardware. The quality of Jamison hardware is clearly visible. Compare our track assemblies, hinges, latches and rollers, and you will see they are top-notch. This assures you of longer door life with less costly maintenance.

Tip 6: Safety Features

Ensure that the chosen freezer door focuses on safety. Find reliable gaskets, anti-slip flooring, and advanced control systems to improve safety in cold storage. From our light curtains and traffic lights to sight and sound safety systems, Jamison has the right safety feature for you.

Tip 7: Compliance and Certification

Depending on the industry, there might be specific regulations and standards to adhere to. Check if the Jamison freezer door meets industry standards and certifications to ensure safe and high-quality cold storage.

Tip 8: Make Your Choice

Choosing the correct cold storage door from Jamison Door Company is a smart investment for your cold storage facility’s efficiency and success. With these tips, it is our hope that you can confidently choose a Jamison freezer door that aligns with your specific requirements.

Jamison – Your Cold Storage Partner

Let our experts help you choose the right door. Trust in the legacy of excellence that Jamison Door Company has upheld for over a century.

Business Cooperation Announcement

Jamison Door Company is pleased to announce that their parent company, BMP Europe, has entered into a partnership with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gas room door products, SALCO.

This partnership is expected to lead to increased efficiency, an expansion of our product range, and a significant increase in our market share.

The BMP group now consists of more than 700 employees, 13 branches worldwide, and a global turnover of more than 150 M Euro. The headquarters is located at BMP Europe in Italy. Our agreement with BMP brings us one step closer to accomplishment of our goal: offering one family of brands to all our partners for a variety of industries. Easy access to outstanding products and service through our global presence:

BMP

Provides high-quality, high-speed doors and solutions for door openings in multiple industries. (www.bmpdoors.com)

ThermicRoll

A highly attractive, insulated aluminum spiraling door for all industries. (www.thermicroll.com)

Jamison

Your specialist in cold storage doors and solutions in the US market since 1906. (www.jamisondoor.com)

HCR

World leader in re-circulatory air door systems, a unique solution for high traffic doorways between cold storage and ambient areas. (www.jamisondoor.com)

Jamotuf

Specialized in production of fiberglass doors designed for hygienic environment, pharmaceutical plants and clean room. (www.jamisondoor.com)

SALCO

Offers a wide range of doors for gastight applications, utility buildings, and the agricultural market for 45 years and counting. (www.salco.nl)

For information, please contact Mrs. Courtney Boyer Metzger: cmb@jamisondoor.com

With the BMP Group, we are able to guarantee the full factory support on supply, installation and service of our wide range products nationwide.

Dwight Clark
President & CEO

March Madness

It is a busy month for Jamison! Jamison Door will be at the 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference and Expo and the IDAExpo. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about our innovative products and latest applications. We will see you there!

– EVENT: 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference and Expo
– WHEN: March 4 – 6
– WHERE: The Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel in Phoenix, AZ: Booth #601

– EVENT: 2019 IDAExpo
– WHEN: March 13 – 16
– WHERE: The Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN: Booth #227

We’re Hiring

We’re hiring! Positions include manufacturing, technical support, and customer service. We have great pay, great benefits, and a great team. Let us help make your next career decision!

During the month of November, numerous job fairs will be hosted at our two local plants: Jamison Door in Hagerstown, MD and Jamison BMP in Waynesboro, PA.

Job Fairs:

Jamison Door
November 11th, November 18th, and November 30th
2 PM – 6 PM

Jamison BMP
November 9th and November 16th
2 PM – 6PM

Jamison Door Company Announces Merger with BMP Europe, S.r.l.

Jamison Door Company announces the merger of Jamison Door Company with BMP Europe, S.r.l. Jamison Door Company, founded in 1906, with its 5 manufacturing plants, is the largest manufacturer of temperature controlled and specialty doors in North America.

BMP Europe, S.r.l. was founded in 1997 and is managed by its CEO, Danilo Benotto. Their headquarters is in Piedmont region of northern Italy. BMP is one of the world leading companies manufacturing high speed industrial doors and sell over 10,000 doors a year. BMP designs and manufactures industrial doors, roll-up doors, high speed doors, commercial doors, insulated doors, roller shutters, and hangar doors. They also provide an efficient after-sales support service.

John Williams, Chairman and CEO of Jamison Door Company, describes the merger as follows, “I have never seen a better joining of complimentary product lines, manufacturing expertise, engineering ability, management style, culture, and vision. I have always been extremely concerned for the continuation and legacy of the Jamison Door Company and all its employees. Through this merger, I’m confident that our employees, culture, and history will not only continue but will flourish.”

Dwight Clark, President and COO of Jamison Door Company, states “over the last 10 years working closely together with Danilo Benotto and his team, we’ve proven that we can successfully bring Danilo’s BMP product line to North America. Now that we’re taking that next big step, it will make things go even faster and bigger. Our goal is to create the next great worldwide high performance and specialty door company.”

Danilo Benotto, CEO BMP Europe S.r.l. said “We are very excited to join together with Jamison, the premier manufacturer of its type of doors in the US. We expect to expand the market for many of Jamison’s products. The Jamison name is known worldwide for quality.”

The headquarters for the combined entity’s North American operations will continue to be at the Hagerstown location. No layoffs are expected. The current Jamison Door Company management team will continue to lead the North American operation.

Greg Lloyd Receives Local Honor

The Jesse L. Kagle Jr. Distinguished Volunteer Service Award is given to a local United Way volunteer who demonstrates spirit for the community through time and energy. Our very own Vice President Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Greg Lloyd, received the honor.

Congratulations Greg, and thank you for being a role model for us all!

Written by Dave McMillion, as featured in the Herald Mail