SAFTI FIRST® to Deliver “Fire Door Requirements & Sprinkler Exceptions” at 2018 DHI conNextions in Baltimore

ByDiana S
| March 6, 2018

SAFTI FIRST® is pleased to present its educational program “Fire Door Requirements & Sprinkler Exceptions” at the 2018 DHI conNextions Conference

Media Contact:
Diana San Diego
888.653.3333 ext. 756



BRISBANE, CA (March 6, 2018) – SAFTI FIRST®, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to present its educational program “Fire Door Requirements & Sprinkler Exceptions” at the 2018 DHI conNextions Conference in Baltimore, MD. This program is part of the Technical Track and eligible for 2 DHI CEU credits. Jim Kavalec, Director of Sales for SAFTI FIRST®’s Door Division, will be presenting this program on Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 am. SAFTI FIRST® will also be displaying their complete line of USA-made fire rated glazing products at Booth 534.

“Doors are an integral part of our fire rated business and the codes continue to evolve related to the door assembly and glass infill in particular,” says Tim Nass, VP of Sales at SAFTI FIRST®. “Having a focused effort on the door segment allows us to educate customers on the new code requirements and make them aware of the innovative and affordable, clear, wireless products available. Jim’s experience in consultative sales dovetailed perfectly into this focused sales effort.”

Jim Kavalec joined SAFTI FIRST® in 2017 as the Director of Sales for the Door Division. In this role, he helps door manufacturers and suppliers understand the code requirements for fire rated glazing in doors so that they can be empowered to choose the correct and code-approved product. He is an active member of DHI and recently completed the DHI Fall Technical School last October. Jim is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who is looking forward to helping door suppliers with all of their fire rated glazing needs. SAFTI FIRST® is a corporate member and proud supporter of the Door and Hardware Institute.

For more information, please visit or call 888.653.3333.


SAFTI FIRST® Fire Rated Glazing Solutions ( 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 SuperLite™ 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), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite I and I-XL), safety ceramics (PYRAN Platinum F and L by SAFTI FIRST®), safety wired glass (SuperLite I-W) and specialty fire protective (SuperLite X-45/60/90). SuperLite 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. Recently, SuperLite II-XL and GPX Framing have been listed as approved glazing and framing components in the NFRC’s CMAST database, enabling architects to simulate the U-Factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visual Transmission of exterior fire resistive window-walls that incorporate SuperLite II-XL, GPX Framing, and other glazing or spacer component in the CMAST database. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.

About DHI conNextions

DHI conNextions is the only conference and trade show serving the non-residential door and hardware industry in North America. Through high-quality education and hands-on training, facilitated networking and demonstrations of the latest products and technology, DHI conNextions provides door security and safety professionals with the collective intelligence needed to advance their careers and grow their businesses in today’s rapidly evolving market.

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