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June 13, 2022
18 Fire Statistics Why Fire Rated Glass Is a Good Idea
Fire safety and alert protocols should not only be implemented or practiced during fire safety months. Fire is an all-year-round risk, which is why every business needs to invest in fire rated glass.  Employees will be more productive if they feel safe in the workplace. Your company is their livelihood, and protecting it is about...
October 4, 2021
Top 6 Construction & Architecture Trends Shaping the Industry
The construction industry is, without a doubt, an integral sector that drives a country’s economic growth. The industry constitutes about 13% of the world’s GDP, with a 1% productivity increase over the past 20 years. Moreover, the sector is far-reaching (i.e., real estate, roads, dams, public transportation, etc.) and goes beyond building structures as they...
February 8, 2021
GANA Informational Bulletin TD 06-0413
December 16, 2019
Demand for Advanced, USA-made Fire Rated Glazing “RAISES THE ROOF”
WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE   In the last couple of months, SAFTI FIRST has embarked on an ambitious, $8M expansion to upgrade our fire rated glass, systems, and door manufacturing capabilities in Merced, CA.  This includes the addition of two new structures, a bigger door facility that houses state-of-the-art automated equipment, and increasing SAFTI FIRST’s...
September 16, 2019
Glass Quench and Strain Marks
September 16, 2019
Mitigating the Menace: Anisotropy Scanners Aid Fabricators to Improve Aesthetics
September 5, 2019
SuperClear 45-HS-LI Wins Glass Product of the Year in 2019 Glass Magazine Awards
September 5, 2019
Crystal Clear: SAFTI FIRST Has Morphed into a Powerhouse Due to Groundbreaking Innovations in Fire Rated Glazing and Framing Solutions in All Building Types
November 7, 2016
Glass Safety Advocate Shatters Status Quo
Glass Safety Advocate Shatters Status Quo Bill O’Keeffe, President and CEO of O’Keeffe’s / SAFTI FIRST, a leading U.S manufacturer of advanced fire rated-glass and framing systems, might not be a household name-but his influence is likely embedded in numerous glass and framing installations in commercial buildings across the country, and even outside the U.S....
August 21, 2015
Innovators Celebrate 50+ Years in Glass
Innovators Celebrate 50+ Years in Glass SAFTI FIRST‘s President and CEO Bill O’Keeffe is named as one of the innovators celebrating 50+ years in the glass industry.  This article first appeared in US Glass Magazine in August 2015. Bill O’Keeffe – 61 years “In 1954, when I was 15, I was installing skylights on a...

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