PSA: Possible Customer for You

We received the following email from the website. If you’re interested, please contact this individual directly.

I’m looking for a GITD photoluminescent and reflective strip. I see some on the web from China. Do you know of any US company that has this kind of product? Monty Eades,


Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director

PSA: Washington State Update–We Need Your Help NOW

With the help of consultant, Manny Muniz, we are putting together an all-out effort into getting the State of Washington to adopt IFC 2009.  If successful, this code would require all existing high-rise buildings in that state to install PL across the entire leading edge in the stairwells.

There will be two very important hearings taking place in Washington during September that will determine our fate.  To help Manny’s efforts we need information and help from fellow PSA members to support our cause.

Please let us know if you can supply information on the following:

  1. We need to prove that installation across the entire leading edge does NOT cause a trip hazard.  Please send any evidence or letters, or any contacts willing to discuss this issue.
  1. We need to get the Building Code Council more familiar with PL products.  Does anyone have installation videos they can share?  The meetings will take place in Spokane and Seattle. Has anyone done an installation there?
  1. Does anyone have a contact in Seattle or Spokane who would speak in favor of PL? A fire official from Washington would be ideal.
  1. We are also seeking contacts nationwide who would be willing speak in favor of PL in the stairwells.  Please let us know if you have a contact or an idea of a contact that can help our efforts.

We urgently need your help.  Please reply back to Bob McLean as quickly as possible. You can send him an email at He will forward your information to the entire board.


Phil Befumo
PSA President

PSA: Nominations to the Board of Directors Announced

The PSA Nominating Committee has reviewed the nominations for the Board of Directors, confirmed their eligibility, and submitted a proposed slate of candidates to the current directors, who subsequently approved it.

The members who have paid their dues for the coming year will vote on the proposed slate at the 2012 Annual Meeting on September 18 at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suite Hotel in Chicago, IL. If you do not plan to attend the meeting, and to ensure that we have quorum and thus may conduct the election, please complete, SIGN, and return the proxy. If you later decide to attend the meeting, you may retrieve this proxy and vote in person on any issues that properly come before the meeting.

To download the proxy document, first log into the Members Only website. Then, scroll down to see the 2012 Annual Conference and Annual Business Meeting documents. To begin,  click here.

Please remember that your proxy will be valid ONLY if you sign it. Return your signed proxy by September 14.


Bob McLean, CAE
Executive Director