Volume 38, Issue 1, January 2003


glass racks and trucks
Do-It-Yourself Rack Kit Available From Bromer
TRUCK Bromer Inc. of Quebec has a new enclosed-body, do-it-yourself, five-panel kit that can be installed on a regular pick-up truck. The enclosed rack features an all-aluminum and fiberglass body that enables a 6-foot, 3-inch glass clearance on the inside of the rack. The rack also features a full-length stone reflector and standard 5-foot and ¾-inch ledgeboard. The two 96-inch by 96-inch side racks come standard with the company’s patented locking stakes.

Coastal Industries Goes Platinum-Like
Coastal Industries Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., has introduced its new brushed nickel finish, available on its Paragon™ framed and frameless swing doors and frameless by-pass door. The company believes that the resilient, platinum-like finish will be a big hit in the bath enclosure market.
“The finish has been a popular choice for a variety of bath products and accessories, yet its availability for shower doors has been limited,” said Ray Adams, vice president of marketing. “It’s durable, easy to maintain and versatile, with soft, muted tones that hide water spots and scratches, while blending with other accessories. Combining luxury with function, it’s a unique way to customize the bath.”

Also available is Coastal Industries’ CrystalBall™ 2002 software system which enables users to maintain inventory levels, pull reports and configure, design and customize product application. 

“…We have been listening to our customers to better understand what additional functions they want the software to provide. It’s all about making their job easier and I think we’ve enhanced that further with this latest version,” said Coastal president William M. Cobb.

The CrystalBall 2002 software features a Windows-compatible graphics interface that allows users to configure custom enclosures, compute costs and then produce the units. Specification sheets can also be printed from the system for simplicity of fabrication, installation and costing.

Rolling Glass Rack From SSC 
Specifically designed to maximize productivity, minimize glass handling and lower total logistics costs, a new rolling glass rack system from Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider Specialized Carriers Inc. (SSC), allows glass producers to ship mixed sizes of uncrated glass, up to 96 inches by 144 inches, in one truckload, with no additional risk. Glass can be loaded on the rolling rack directly from the shipper’s float line and transported to the cutting table with minimal handling.

The SSC rolling glass rack can be handled with a standard 6,000-pound capacity forklift and hauled on a van trailer, extinguishing the need for cranes and tarping without the irritation of wet glass.

storefronts and entrances
Storefront Supplies Inc. Introduces CAG Plate
CAG3VIEW Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Store Front Supplies Inc. now offers a product that the company says is a universal replacement for standard flat filler, back-up, shear or shim plates. According to the company, CAG™ Plate eliminates the cutting, drilling and crimping of aluminum flat filler that precedes storefront installations.

Commonly used in the open back of storefront frame materials to support shims and eliminate the sheering effect caused by pressures on storefront frames, plates are often not installed correctly, resulting in structural destabilization. 

CAGPLATE While many manufacturers currently sell aluminum flat filler specifically to fit their own extrusions, CAG plate is compatible with numerous manufacturers’ extrusions. Without having to be cut, drilled or crimped, the plate snaps easily into place, resulting in savings of time and effort to the contractor. The CAG plate also provides a thermal break when used with thermally broken systems.


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