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October 21, 2020
Going Virtual
Manufacturers use virtual platforms to help architects meet CEU requirements The fourth quarter of the year is usually the time when architects review how many CEU credits they have, and how many more they need to fulfill their requirements for the year. Tradeshows and conferences are typically popular avenues where architects go to get their...
August 1, 2020
When ceramic glazing was introduced to the US market in the 1980s, they were touted by distributors as a wire-free clear alternative to the “wired look” of traditional wired glass. Ceramic glazing was marketed as an improvement and carried a high price tag. It was and still is imported from only two sources. One in...
June 16, 2020
At SAFTI FIRST, Safety is Our First Priority
As stay-at-home orders are lifted in parts of the country, some offices are starting to re-open. However, it will not be the same office that it was two months ago. Employees are a company’s most valuable asset to care for and retain, so in easing everyone back into the physical office, their safety is always...
April 17, 2020
This Too Shall Pass
The influx of COVID-19 during the past months has changed our society in unprecedented ways. Numerous shelter-in-place orders, whether it is mandated or simply recommended, has affected how we’ve conducted every day activities both in our personal and professional lives. The building and construction industry is not immune from the negative impact of COVID-19, as...
February 12, 2020
USA-Made Fire Rated Glazing Goes Big in 2020
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE As the year ended, we hope you had the chance to view the video we shared showing the upgrades and improvements done to our “TITAN METAL PRODUCTS” factory (a division of SAFTI FIRST), the manufacturer our GPX Builders Series Doors, a move that continues our desire to be a fully vertically...
December 17, 2019
‘Tis the Season to Give Back
The Holiday Spirit of SAFTI FIRST: Giving back to the community after a year round of successful achievements For my last blog of 2019, I’d like to highlight the extraordinary efforts of our Merced Production Team, led by our VP of Operations Ron Drew.  Even with the demands of his job, Ron still finds the...
June 12, 2019
Fire Rated Glass Embraces Low-Iron Glass Trend
Innovative products with low-iron glass trend Fire Rated Glass Embraces Low-Iron Glass Trend with Innovative New Products There is an increasing demand for low-iron glass as designers are being drawn by the color—or to put it more accurately—the lack of. When you look through a piece of standard glass, it is typical to notice a...
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March 12, 2019
A best practice savings strategy when specifying 45 minute fire protective glass
Savings Strategy When Specifying 45 Minute Fire Protective Glass New technology allows designers the freedom of large expanses of glazing at less than the cost of standard wall construction. Have you ever experienced “sticker shock” when given the budget for ceramic fire protective glass planned for use in your project? Or were you ever in...
November 27, 2018
Why “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t work!
While others may say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” I don’t subscribe to this way of thinking. In fact, I have found myself at odds with individuals or entire organizations because I believed there was a better way of doing something – that there is always room for improvement. I first got into...
October 16, 2018
Helping architects by educating code officials on fire rated glass
In commercial construction, we refer to the International Building Code (IBC) as a base code standard for protecting public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction of buildings. Published by the International Code Council (ICC), the IBC has been adopted throughout the United States and in some countries in the Middle...

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