Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), which has its North American headquarters in Carmel, will provide more than $1 million in hardware for a planned medical facility in South Dakota. Developers will use locks, door latches and other accessories at the Sanford Fargo Medical Center, which is expected to be complete in 2017. January 4, 2015

News Release

CARMEL, Ind. (December 18, 2014) – Allegion, plc today announced that Sanford Medical Center will include more than $1 million of Allegion’s architectural hardware for the upcoming construction of the Fargo-based medical complex. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

The new Sanford Fargo Medical Center will be the premier health care facility in the upper Midwest and the largest in North Dakota. It will feature a medical center with 384 patient beds, services for Children’s/Pediatric ICU, Trauma/OR, Women’s/Neonatal ICU, Cardiac Services, and Orthopedics/Neurosurgery, as well as a 51 bay emergency department. Today, Sanford Health is the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states.

A wide variety of Allegion products will be used throughout the facility, including: Schlage ND Series cylindrical locks and Everest 29TM key systems, Schlage AD 300 electronic locks, Von Duprin 99 Series exit devices with the QEL option, LCN 4040 XP door closers, Glynn Johnson door latches and a variety of Ives door accessories.

“Several facilities in the Sanford Health system have standardized with Allegion products. Our positive experience with Allegion products in our other facilities was an important consideration for us when choosing the architectural hardware for this new building,” said Bob Wold, head locksmith with Sanford.

Gary Ullrich, Allegion sales consultant, has managed an existing relationship with Meritcare hospitals and clinics, the Fargo-based hospital that merged with Sanford in 2009.

Dallas-based HKS Architects designed the building. The 11-story structure is designed in the shape of an “X,” allowing all patient rooms to have large windows with unobstructed views. It is a massive construction project with far-reaching economic impact. Phil Clanahan of Allegion wrote the specification for hardware sets and worked with Brian Sullivan at HKS on the project.

Kendell Doors and Hardware, Inc., the Contract Hardware Distributor on the project, provided the Architectural Hardware package to meet Sanford’s needs. KENDELL will oversee the delivery and installation of all Allegion products for the project from start to finish.

Overseeing the construction of the project will be the Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Company, one of the leading U.S. health care construction firms. Mortenson is also partnering with Nor-Son, Inc. of Baxter, Minn., on the Sanford project. Mortenson and Nor-Son will maximize the involvement of local subcontractors and trades people for the project, and estimate the project will employ more than 600 trades people during the peak of construction.

About Allegion

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises more than 25 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®. For more, visit

About Sanford Health

With headquarters in Fargo, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D., Sanford Health is an integrated healthcare system built from the merger in 2009, of two long-standing organizations. Today, Sanford Health is the largest rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. As the largest employer in North and South Dakota, Sanford Health is seeing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007 – the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift has brought to life the implementation of several initiatives, including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

About HKS Architects

Operating from 27 offices worldwide, with more than 950 dedicated professionals, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 1,470 unique projects representing 74,000 beds and 151 million square feet. Some of their healthcare projects include; Minneapolis Heart Institute – Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital, Minneapolis; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix; Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston, Fla.

About Kendell Doors & Hardware

KENDELL’s strategic locations across the upper Midwest allow us to focus on client relationships and performance. As a diverse organization we offer high quality products, services and application solutions to the commercial construction industry. We are proud to work with the most recognized frame, door and hardware manufacturers in the industry to provide complete opening solutions tied to outstanding customer service. KENDELL has partnered with Allegion products on projects like Target Field, U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital and the U of M BioMedical Research Center.

About M.A. Mortenson Company

Founded in 1954, Mortenson is a U.S.-based, family-owned company. As one of the nation's top builders and developers, Mortenson provides a complete range of services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and turn-key development. Mortenson has offices in Chicago, Denver, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle with international operations in Canada.

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