Glass act

To further enhance customer service and support to glaziers, architects, specifiers and other commercial construction industry professionals in Canada, Technical Glass Products (TGP) is opening a Toronto office and has hired Ron Pitts as Canadian Sales Manager. Pitts is a well-known glazing-industry professional in Canada, having served as a sales representative for TGP-supplied products for more than a decade. He will lead all TGP sales and customer service activities in the country. With the new office and hiring of Pitts, Canadian customers will now have faster and easier access to industry-leading fire-rated glass and framing, and other specialty architectural glazing solutions offered by TGP.

TGP offers a full-range of fire-rated glazing products in Canada, including the FireLite family of products, an innovative ceramic glazing that blocks fire and smoke and can meet impact resistance requirements; Pilkington Pyrostop glass, which is both fire- and impact-resistant and blocks heat transfer; and FireFrames fire-rated framing. The company also supplies the Canadian market with specialized architectural products, including SteelBuilt Curtainwall Systems, which allow for larger areas of glass, smaller frame profiles and wider free-spans than is possible with traditional aluminum curtainwall assemblies; and Neoparis? and Neoparis? LT crystallized glass ceramic architectural panels.

“TGP has served Canada for a number of years, and our customers know and trust Ron,” says Jeff Razwick, vice president of business development for TGP. “He has exceptional knowledge of our products and is committed to helping architects and glaziers solve their glazing challenges. We’re excited that he will be part of our team.”