Diana San Diego
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAFTI FIRST HIRES ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR AZ, IA, ND, SD and MN
Brisbane, CA (March 27, 2023) – SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce the addition of three architectural representatives to its growing network of sales representatives.
SDC Architectural Solutions, Inc. in Arizona – Scott and Peggy Ciley
Principals Scott and Peggy Ciley have over 35 years of experience in architectural glass and metal sales. In 2009, they formed SDC Architectural Solutions, Inc. and built their business by providing commercial glazing products to contract glaziers in Arizona and Southern California. In June 2022, SDC Architectural Inc. began representing SAFTI FIRST in Arizona. “SAFTI FIRST is a highly respected company that we have known about over the years,” says Scott. “It is a great fit – providing both glass and framing – to provide the best fire rated glazing systems available. We are delighted to be part of the family and appreciate the support that we’ve received from everyone,” he adds. SDC Architectural Inc. also represents Precision Glass Industries, Lucent Glass Solutions, Stella Glass Hardware and Access Architectural Hardware.
Advanced Architectural Products, Inc. in Iowa – Barry Jennings
Principal Barry Jennings got his start in the industry in 1997 as an estimator for a window manufacturer. Four years later, he worked for a glazing contactor as an estimator and project manager. In 2004, he formed Advanced Architectural Products Inc., to provide product representation, design assistance and installation training in the areas of glazing, storefront and curtain wall design. AAP is 100% Native American owned and has expanded to an 8-person team. “We are so excited to be part of the SAFTI FIRST Team! We are excited to offer SAFTI FIRST’s AIA continuing education courses and to be part of such a great company,” says Barry. “We have had other opportunities in this industry but we only want to partner with the best companies. We feel that SAFTI FIRST is the country’s leader in fire rated framing and glass.” AAP also represents EFCO, Insulgard, Global Security Glazing, Imperial Glass Structures, Nudo Architectural, Hendrick Architectural, Wintech Windows and Kingspan Light and Air (CPI and Major Industries).
Midwest Glass Reps, Inc. in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota – Randy Zunker and Mike Esty
Principal Randy Zunker got an early start in the glass industry by working summer jobs with Hoffers Glass in Wausau, WI in 1985-1986. He graduated from UW-River Falls with a degree in Business and Economics and started full time in the glass industry in 1994 as a sales rep for a glass distributor/glazing contractor in Minneapolis, MN. In 1998, he became an independent sales representative and merged with Midwest Glass Reps in 2003. Mike Esty began his career with OldcastleBuilding Envelope in 2004 as a sales trainee, working in a variety of departments from customer service, estimating, marketing, and territory sales. He joined Midwest Glass Reps in 2009 to cover Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin market. “SAFTI FIRST is a perfect partner for Midwest Glass Reps. We look forward to promoting a reputable company with quality products,” says Randy. “SAFTI FIRST has a strong reputation with architects and glazing contractors and I am looking forward to expanding the reach throughout the territory. The ability to be a single source supplier from the interior to the exterior for our valued customers will benefit all teams involved on the projects we work on,” adds Mike. Midwest Glass Reps also represents Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Jordahl Anchors, NUDO Panels and Ready Access Hardware.
“We are fortunate to get all three organization to enhance our existing sales network. They all fill crucial gaps in our current representation. We are excited and fortunate to have them on board!” says Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST.
About SAFTI FIRST
SAFTI FIRST® Fire Rated Glazing Solutions (www.safti.com) has been serving the architectural and building communities for over 40 years as the leading vertically integrated, single source, USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems. As the premier source for fire rated glazing, SAFTI FIRST® was the first to introduce transparent fire rated walls to the U.S. market. Our comprehensive product line, fire rated from 20 minutes to 2 hours, includes fire resistive tempered units (SuperLite® II-XL and SuperLite® II-XLB), fire resistive multilaminates (SuperLite® II-XLM), fire resistive security glazing (SuperSecure® II-XLS), clear specialty fire protective glass (patented SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite® I and I-XL) and specialty fire protective (SuperLite® X-45/60/90). Our fire rated glazing products can protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays, and are available in many custom architectural make-ups, including butt-glazed and enhanced energy performance applications. GPX® Framing is fire rated up to 2 hours and can be used in doors, openings, storefronts, curtain wall and floor applications and available in multiple architectural finishes. GPX® Framing can also be customized protect against attack, impact, bullets, blast and hurricane. SAFTI FIRST® is the only fire rated glass and framing manufacturer with approved components in the NFRC CMAST database. Our products are listed by UL and Intertek and are manufactured in the US for fast lead times and competitive pricing. For more information, call 888.653.3333 or visit www.safti.com.
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