The April 7, 2008, Star Tribune article entitled "Apogee is
Aglow Over New Glass" focused on innovative new products the
company recently launched to the marketplace along with the
benefits the products bring to clients. The facts in the article,
however, were not all presented accurately.
The CrystalGray™ product frequently mentioned in the article
is a new float glass substrate developed by Guardian Industries.
Utilizing "voice of the customer" research coordinated with
Viracon, Guardian's CrystalGray glass was developed to provide
the design community a high-light transmitting, neutral-colored
glass substrate. The substrate, in combination with various
coating offered by Viracon, provides superior energy efficiency,
along with a variety of aesthetic colors, to meet or exceed
the requirements of design architects.
Along with the new Guardian CrystalGray glass, Viracon has
launched several new glass coatings this past year. Product
development is focused toward new technology, providing superior
performance attributes and striving toward new industry standards
in the architectural glass market. Viracon has joined forces
with industry partners and worked together with in-house innovations
to be at the forefront of the green movement in architectural
design. We take pride in our relationship with Guardian Industries
and all our industry partners. We regret that the Star Tribune
article did not provide the accurate recognition of Guardian
CrystalGray is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries.