CRL to Introduce Custom Fabricated Wood Cap Railings at Glass Expo Midwest™ '06

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) is getting ready for Glass Expo Midwest with plans to introduce new products. Glass Expo Midwest, sponsored by USGlass magazine and 11 state associations, is scheduled to take place August 9-11, 2006, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

During the show CRL will introduce wood cap railings for structural glass railing systems and balusters. These custom fabricated cap railings are available in a variety of hardwoods, configurations, sizes and finishes for use with ½-, 5/8- or ¾-inch tempered glass. The railings are made with extruded aluminum glass pockets to prevent wood from splitting, and round, square or custom configurations are available. They are supplied in random lengths to conform to the wood lengths, with 10-foot lengths standard and longer lengths available by special order. Current hardwood choices available are walnut, cherry, mahogany, white oak and red oak.

"These wood cap rails are an attractive addition to our hand railing line," said Bob Carlson, CRL product manager. "They can be used as caps in our glass railing systems or for hand rails that can be bolted to a wall or posts by a flight of stairs. The use of wood can add warmth and an air of elegance to structural glass railings and balustrades."

CRL also offers a line of cap railings and hand railings for use with structural glass railings and balusters, including cap railings, corners, end caps and accessories, as well as hand railings, tubing, posts and component fittings.

In addition to the wood cap railings, the company offers metal cap railings in several stock finishes, including polished brass, brushed stainless and polished stainless. Custom finishes and custom fabrication are also available.

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