CRL's Blumcraft Division Introduces
Designer Series Panic Handles

Blumcraft, the iconic architectural glass and metal products brand, showcases their commitment to superior craftsmanship with the modern, performance-driven Designer Series Panic Handles

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 13, 2014 - CRL-Blumcraft's new patent-pending Designer Series combines remarkable construction and modern design into a dynamic collection of panic handles. Constructed with sharp lines and smooth surfaces, Designer Series Panic Handles are named after their subtle D-shaped design that is specially contoured for a premium feel. CRL's Blumcraft brand is an iconic design authority in the architectural metal and glass industry that has been trusted by architects, designers, and contractors for more than 95 years.

Designer Series Panic Handles are designed for use with monolithic tempered glass doors, with or without a keyed access device. Their slender Alloy 316 brushed or polished stainless steel profiles and careful installation on glass doors allow for a virtually uninterrupted glass viewing area that elevates their modern aesthetic. They also feature crisp, investment cast corners that give them durability, and a consistent look and feel. CRL-Blumcraft offers this new design while maintaining an industry leading BHMA/ANSI Grade 1 Listing.

While the Designer Series boasts striking aesthetics, it also provides practical solutions for individuals with disabilities. Available A.D.A.-compliant configurations of the panic handles eliminate any interference at the lower half of the door, keeping entrance and exit areas clear of obstructions. The Designer Series is available as a complete suite of access control devices that includes panic handles, deadbolt handles, electronic egress control handles, dummy handles, and fixed exterior handles. These offerings present a multitude of design possibilities that can enhance the appearance and function of tempered glass doors.

"We have strived to continue to strengthen the distinguished Blumcraft brand in a way that speaks to its storied history of iconic elegance, and trusted architectural glass and metal products," says Lloyd Talbert, President of C.R. Laurence. "As demand continues to grow for contemporary panic handles that maintain a high level of performance, we have met the challenge head-on with the Designer Series."

Designer Series Panic Handles are manufactured in California at C.R. Laurence's state-of-the-art production facilities, and undergo a comprehensive testing process that ensures they meet the highest quality standards. The Designer Series offers the only panic handles of its kind that are UL305, ULC-S132-07, and ANSI/BHMA A156.3-2008, Grade 1 Certified. For more information on CRL-Blumcraft Designer Series Panic Handles, visit

About C.R. Laurence
C.R. Laurence is a premier manufacturer and supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, food service, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The web site is a proven resource for the glass and glazing industry; is a prized source for the U.S. Aluminum architectural product lines; provides architects, designers, and specifiers with design-related information on new products. For more information, contact C.R. Laurence at (800) 421-6144 or

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