Emergency Response Grille provides safety in public buildings.

Press Release Summary:

CrossingGard(TM) helps architects and building owners to provide secure access control and fail-safe automatic opening response to emergency conditions. Under normal circumstances, security is provided via AutoLock anti-lift device. When crisis strikes and alarm is sounded, motorized product automatically clears path and allows escape without delay. Product is available in built-to-order configurations, materials, and finishes to meet various aesthetic preferences.

Original Press Release:

Cornell Introduces New CrossingGard(TM) Emergency Response Grille

Unique grille now provides security and safety in public buildings.

Mountaintop, Pennsylvania
August 2003

Cornell introduces the CrossingGard(TM) Emergency Response Grille, an innovative product solution that provides the perfect combination of safety and security to help allow architects and building owners provide secure access control as well as fail-safe automatic opening response to emergency conditions.

Every day, the CrossingGard will protect the corridors of schools, hospitals and any other public building with its rugged design and an exclusive AutoLock, anti-lift device. But when crisis strikes and the alarm is sounded, the motorized CrossingGard springs into action to automatically clear the path and allow escape without delay. The human benefits are clear. With the exclusive CrossingGard on duty, you can rest assured knowing that you have installed the best balance of safety and security available.

The development of the CrossingGard is the result of Cornell listening and responding to the unmet concerns of the market. The CrossingGard now leads the industry in filling the urgent need to provide response in emergency situations.

"Cornell is proud to protect the safety of our customer's clients," said Steve Gallacher, Vice President of Marketing at Cornell. "No other manufacturer offers this combination of safety and security on a fail-safe grille."

The CrossingGard is available in built-to-order configurations, materials and finishes to meet a variety of aesthetic preferences.

With the CrossingGard Emergency Response Grille, Cornell again demonstrates its 175-year commitment to meeting the real needs of the market. Whether seeking quality, performance, reliability or overall satisfaction, customers have always known that they're Safe and Secure with Cornell.

For more information on the CrossingGard ERG or Cornell, visit www.cornelliron.com, email cornell@cornrelliron.com or call 800.233.8366.

Contact: Rita Kogoy, Cornell Iron Works, 570.474.6773 ext. 524

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