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GSA Lease Renewal Requirement!

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August 20, 2012

TAYLORS, S.C.  Aug. 20, 2012 – With the nation still recovering from a brutal spring tornado season and hurricane season looming, Commercial Window Shield has launched a campaign to educate building owners on the importance of protecting their glass with shatter-resistant window film.   

“Shattered windows caused by hurricane and tornado winds are among the most life-threatening to building tenants,” said Wayne Staley, Commercial Window Shield president.

The company is focusing part of its campaign on hospitals, which are particularly...

June 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - Commercial Window Shield has been retained to protect windows in yet another significant Washington, D.C. building – NASA headquarters.

The project for Piedmont Realty Trust, a lease renewal security requirement by GSA, involves protecting nearly 3,000 windows.  Work, scheduled for late June, will be performed by CWS installers after hours so work at NASA won’t be disrupted.

Window protection originally was included in the general contractor’s scope of work for renovating the building at 300 E St.  But CWS suggested a direct contract...

June 10, 2012

WASHINGTON - One of the country’s top construction companies has chosen Commercial Window Shield to secure windows at the Consolidated Forensics Laboratory.

The new complex, at 4th and School streets, was built by Whiting Turner, Baltimore, Md., and will house the District of Columbia’s public safety, health and forensic science departments, and other city and federal agencies.  Commercial Window Shield will be installing a 10-mil film with a four-sided attachment system to provide shatter resistant protection for windows in the forensic lab section of the building...

June 09, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Commercial Window Shield has completed another GSA lease renewal security window film project for Boston Properties, one of the country's leading delux building owners, developers and property managers.

The most recent project, the third such project with Boston Properties, involved shatter resistant window protection on two floors of a building housing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Project specifications, according to GSA lease renewal security requirements, called for the installation of 7-mil daylight film.

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April 03, 2012

WASHINGTON – Commercial Window Shield is protecting windows and saving energy at a downtown Washington building four doors from the White House.

The project, at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., is the latest of more than 25 for Vornado/Charles E. Smith by Commercial Window Shield involving security requirements for federal government tenants in privately-owned buildings upon lease renewal.

CWS is installing more than 8,000 square feet of 7-mil clear and 8-mil solar security film with wet glaze attachment on six of the building’s 11 floors. The U.S. Treasury Department...

March 01, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As it did for Phase 1, the city of Jacksonville selected Commercial Window Shield to protect the windows on one of the most important health care facilities in the Southeast.

The project, at the University of Florida & Shands Medical Center, is the result of a second Homeland Security grant received by the city for window protection at the medical center.  Window protection is considered crucial at Shands for potential security and weather-related issues. The medical center is located in one of the country’s largest hurricane belts.


February 09, 2012

WEST COVINA, Calif. – Under a tight deadline, Commercial Window Shield has completed Phase 1 of a two-phase security window film installation project for the FBI’s field office in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina.

Centerpointe Contractors of Anaheim, Calif. served as general contractor on the project, choosing Commercial Window Shield for a second time on significant security film installation work. The project is part of a General Services Administration lease renewal security requirement, as the FBI leases space in a privately-owned building.


November 29, 2011

WEST COVINA, Calif. – Centerpointe Contractors of Anaheim, Calif., has selected Commercial Window Shield [CWS] to install fragment retention window film at a four-story building in West Covina, near Los Angeles.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a tenant in the building, which has been targeted by the General Services Administration as part of its lease renewal security requirements program.

At the West Covina building, Commercial Window Shield will install 7-mil clear fragment retention film using the Dow 995 wet glaze attachment system.

The project is...

September 01, 2011

BETHESDA, Md. - Commercial Window Shield has completed a complex and challenging film installation project at the 750,000 sq. ft. Bethesda Metro Center building.

The building's owner, The Meridian Group, had been receiving complaints regarding uncomfortable heat issues from tenants working below the building's atrium. The problem was the sun's reflection off the angled atrium glass. Solar screens, affixed to the atrium glass years earlier, were supposed to handle the problem, but were inadequate.

After other film installation companies declined to get involved,...

July 08, 2011

CHICAGO - Commercial Window Shield has completed a window security and energy conservation project at the Willis Tower [former Sears Tower] - the tallest building in the United States.

The project involved installing fragment retention solar/security film on 1,020 windows on floors 4-27 in the 108-story building. Commercial Window Shield workers first removed old film from the windows - a painstaking process - before installing a .4-mill solar/security film, which not only protects the windows but creates energy savings for the building.

For the project, Commercial Window...