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Diana San Diego
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAFTI FIRST RECEIVED GSA APPROVAL AND LISTING IN THE GSA SCHEDULE 56 CONTRACT SUPPLY FOR USA-MADE FIRE RATED GLASS, FRAMING AND DOOR SYSTEMS FOR ALL GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE AGENCIES!

Brisbane, CA (February 19, 2020) – SAFTI FIRST, the leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass, framing, and door systems, is pleased to announce that they have received a five-year U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 56 Contract under Contract Number 47QSWA20D0022. The GSA Schedule 56 section covers buildings and building materials. SAFTI FIRST will now participate as a supplier in Special Item Numbers 563-16 (i.e, glazing), 563-23 (doors, windows and walls) and 56-500 (order-level materials).

“We were very excited to offer our favorable pricing and terms to the federal government through our new GSA contract,” says William O’Keeffe, President/CEO of SAFTI FIRST and U.S. Veteran. “We will aim to provide the newest, technologically advanced and the least expensive products to renovate their facilities or to replace the old and proven dangerous wired glass in fire rated doors, windows, and any application requiring a safe, code-approved, economical, wireless, tint-free glazing product. Or for new construction projects that require advanced fire resistive glazing systems up to 2 hours. We look forward to the opportunity to supply our USA-made, advanced fire rated glass, framing and door systems to the government sector and our wonderful U.S.A Services with US-made fire rated products.”

SAFTI FIRST’s products have been used extensively in federal projects with special requirements such as the Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL; James A. Haley VA Primary Hospital Primary Care Annex in Tampa, FL; Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA; United States Central Command Headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL; United States Federal Courthouse in Austin, TX; United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC; Library of Congress National A/V Conservation Center in Culpepper, VA;

Army Hospital in Southern CA; Center for Disease Control and Prevention Building in Atlanta, GA; FBI Building in Tampa, FL and the FDA Building in New York, NY.

“We now have the opportunity to focus on the supply side of the government purchase as we continue to provide our advanced rated products to the construction side. SAFTI FIRST’s advanced fire rated glazing products can be provided to protect against hurricane, blast, ballistic, forced entry and attack, making them the ideal solution for many government and commercial high profile buildings needing these special features. The GSA is leading the charge in energy efficient office buildings and our products can be suited highly meet any combination of performance glazings required for energy efficiency, thereby improving the building’s overall performance and enhancing occupant comfort,” says Bill O’Keeffe.

SAFTI FIRST’s fire rated glass, framing and doors products can be found on GSA Advantage! SAFTI FIRST will be on display at Booth 743 at the GSA Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference in Atlanta, GA on April 14-16, 2020. Please join us for samples and special pins!

For more information on SAFTI FIRST, please visit www.safti.com.

About SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST® Fire Rated Glazing Solutions (www.safti.com) has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 35 years. 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 3 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), patent-pending clear specialty fire protective glass (SuperClear® 45-HS and SuperClear® 45-HS-LI), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite® I and I-XL), safety ceramics (PYRAN Platinum F and L by SAFTI FIRST®) 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. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.

Media interested in photos, interviews or other information should contact Diana San Diego at 888.653.3333 ext. 756 or dianas@safti.com.