C.R. Laurence Hosts the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association’s West Coast Regional Workshop

Leading Supplier of Architectural Railing Systems Partners with Stair Organization to Promote Industry Innovation and Growth

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 12, 2015 – On October 1st, C.R. Laurence welcomed the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) for a one-day workshop at its ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, California. The stair industry is seeing an increase in demand for glass and stainless steel railing systems. The central focus of the workshop was to address this development and share knowledge to help push the industry forward.

The SMA provides valuable resources and opportunities to its members that support the growth of the stair industry. As a leading supplier of architectural railing systems, C.R. Laurence was a natural fit to host its West Coast Regional Workshop.

“C.R. Laurence was able to provide the technical knowledge and insight needed to better understand the expanding railing segment in both commercial and residential stair applications,” said David Cooper, SMA Executive Director. “These events provide unilateral benefits for all those involved including members, potential members, and host member companies.”

The workshop featured a tour of C.R. Laurence’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, as well as a series of educational presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Topics covered included railing installation best practices, application considerations, trends in design and function, and building code compliancy.

“Our railing systems are engineered to meet code requirements and enhance the safety and overall aesthetics of stair installations,” said Chris Hanstad, Vice President of Architectural Sales at C.R. Laurence. “Hosting the SMA workshop is an example of our continued commitment towards supporting the growth of the glazing industry.”

To learn more about C.R. Laurence railing solutions, call (800) 421-6144 ext. 7730, or email railings@crlaurence.com. You may also visit crlaurence.com/railing-systems. For more information on the SMA, visit stairways.org.

About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of glazing systems and supplies with over a century of experience in the industry. The company is a premier supplier to the architectural, construction, and automotive industries with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. C.R. Laurence manages several websites, each geared towards catering to the needs of specific customers: crlaurence.com is a proven resource for the glass and glazing industry; usalum.com is an all-encompassing destination for information on U.S. Aluminum architectural product lines; and crl-arch.com provides architects and designers with an online reference for the C.R. Laurence architectural systems at their disposal. For more information on C.R. Laurence, call (800) 421-6144 or email askus@crlaurence.com

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