Media Statement from Toro Aluminum Railings Inc.
Vaughan Aluminum Railings Company Issues Statement Regarding Spontaneous Tempered Glass Breakages in Some of Toronto's Downtown Condominiums
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, Aug 19, 2011 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Toro Aluminum Railings Inc. is a manufacturer of balcony guardrailings in our 11th year of business. We have installed and servicedbalcony railings in over 200 Greater Toronto Area high-risecondominiums which represents approximately 400,000 pieces of glass.We are widely regarded as an industry leader.
The entire team at Toro Aluminum Railings is greatly concerned aboutthe recent incidents of tempered glass breakages in some of Toronto'sdowntown highrises. In some cases the tempered glass railingbreakages have occurred in buildings where the glass railings wereinstalled by our company. Our company and our employees are dedicatedand committed to excellence in safety and quality, and we areconcerned about the unusually higher than normal incidents ofbreakages within the last month. We are working with our industrypartners, developers, glass engineers, the City and other glassrailing manufacturers to examine the reasons for the tempered glassbreakages and measures that need to be taken to ensure that thepublic remain safe, and that safety isn't compromised.
On all Toro Aluminum Railings projects, the railings are designed andinstalled according to strict regulations as prescribed under TheOntario, and National, Building Codes and according to approvedarchitectural designs and specifications. As has been detailed in themedia by engineers specializing in glass, spontaneous glass breakagesdo happen in buildings around the world and are inherent withtempered glass. In relation to the volume of installations and thelong life-span of tempered glass balcony railings, breakages are theexception and not the norm. There are various websites that detailspontaneous tempered glass breakages and their instances.
As a leading Canadian manufacturer of highrise balcony railings, welook forward to the important industry-wide discussions and meetingsthat need to take place with government officials, buildingdevelopers, architects, engineers, and other railing manufacturersabout the future of tempered glass balcony railings in condominiumhighrise projects.
Toro Aluminum Railings supports the installation of heat treatedlaminated glass balcony railings and promotes a review of theapplicable building codes as it relates to tempered glass railingsinstallation in highrise buildings.
Toro Aluminum Railings also supports Toronto City Councillor KristynWong-Tam's call for a broad investigation into the increasedincidents of spontaneous glass breakages in Toronto.
Toro Aluminum Railings Inc.
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