Dry-Mount Glazing System meets ASTM E935 standard.

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Enabling installer to fabricate tempered, structural glass panel railings, PanelGrip is locking assembly of high-strength aluminum, 2 PVC isolators, and aluminum shoe moulding that meets structural load requirements for railings. Requiring no special tools, product can be used with nominal ½ in. tempered glass or other ½ in. thick panel material, and allows for .450 to .515 in. range in glass thickness.

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Wagner Introduces PanelGrip for Installation of Glass Panel Railings

July 22, 2008

The PanelGrip System offers significant reductions in labor and freight costs.

Milwaukee, WI -- The Wagner Companies has developed PanelGrip, a dry-mount glazing system for the installation of tempered glass panel railings. PanelGrip enables the installer to fabricate a structural Glass Railing System with cost reductions up to 80% in labor and 30% in freight.

The Wagner PanelGrip System is a patent-pending locking assembly of high-strength aluminum, two PVC isolators, and a specially designed aluminum shoe moulding. PanelGrip requires no special tools and provides an easy, clean and cost effective alternative for the installation of tempered glass panels. PanelGrip is for use with nominal ½" (12mm) tempered glass or other ½" thick panel material and allows for a .450" to .515" range in glass thickness. The PanelGrip System was tested per ASTM E935, Standard Test Methods for Performance of Permanent Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings.

PanelGrip Shoe Moulding is almost 30% lighter than standard shoe. This new shoe design reduces freight costs yet meets structural load requirements for railings.

For more information on the PanelGrip System and other components and tools for the assembly of structural glass railing including shoe moulding, railing and mounting brackets, visit www.panelgrip.com or call (888) 243-6914. To receive Wagner's 280-page Master Catalog of over 7,800 items, please e-mail getcatalog@mailwagner.com.

The Wagner Companies has been in the metal business since 1850 as a manufacturer of handrail fittings and metal products for architectural and industrial applications. The Wagner Companies is made up of R & B Wagner, Inc. and The J. G. Braun Company. The main product lines include: Architectural Catalog, Architectural Custom and Industrial Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products. Wagner offers bending, stamping, waterjet cutting and finishing capabilities, including assistance with CAD technology. Wagner has a large inventory of raw materials and over 7,800 standard catalog items in steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel.

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