The New TAPER-LOC® B5G- a Lighter, Cost Effective, Square Base Shoe That Meets and Exceeds Code Standards

LOS ANGELES, CA — December 17, 2012 — C.R. Laurence has introduced another innovation in its line of award winning glass railing systems. The new B5G Series Square Base Shoe, designed for use with CRL’s patented TAPER-LOC® Dry Glazed Railing System, offers the same features and performance of our popular B5S Series, but it's formed using less metal, making it 20% lighter.  The B5G's design make it less expensive than the B5S Series, and because of it’s lighter weight it also saves on shipping costs.


  • Environmentally Friendly New Design Uses 20% Less Aluminum
  • Meets or Exceeds All Railing Code Requirements
  • Less Expensive Than the Popular B5S Series Base Shoe
  • Lighter Weight Makes it Easier to Handle Plus it Costs Less To Ship

    When used with the TAPER-LOC® System the B5G accommodates 1/2” (12 mm) monolithic tempered glass.  For wet glazed applications it can be used for 1/2” to 5/8” (12 mm to 16 mm) monolithic glass. It's available undrilled or pre-drilled for surface mount (Hole Pattern "D") or fascia mount (Hole Pattern "F").

For more information about the new B5G Series Square Base Shoe contact the C.R. Laurence Railing Experts at (800) 421-6144 ext. 7730 or by email at

C.R. Laurence, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of glazing, architectural, railing, construction, screen, industrial, and automotive supplies.   CRL serves its customers through a network of service centers located throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.  The principal CRL ecommerce web site is  In addition, serves the architectural community with a full selection of architectural hardware systems, and is an up-to-date resource for the U.S. Aluminum product line.

Press Contact:
Greg Rewers
Vice President of Marketing
(323) 584-5216
C.R. Laurence
2503 E. Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90058