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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Releases SecureOne™ Shield to Help Businesses Mitigate Exposure To Covid-19

DALLAS – (October 9, 2020) – Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a leading global supplier of architectural glass, metal and hardware, announced today it has launched SecureOne™ Shield, customizable glass barriers and partitions made with quality CRL hardware, that are professionally engineered and designed to help architects, interior designers and glaziers meet the specific needs of business owners.

Expertly crafted to adapt into any setting, SecureOne™ Shield mitigates pathogen exposure in consumer and workplace environments where social distancing is a challenge in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, as recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization.

“In today’s climate, businesses are constantly adapting to changing requirements, social distancing is just one of them. Our barriers and partitions were developed to help business owners respond with a solution that can be rapidly deployed without sacrificing their business’ aesthetic or consumer experience,” said Brenda Kelly, vice president of marketing at OBE.“

SecureOne™ Shield’s flexibility means nearly limitless design possibilities to beautifully integrate into a variety of commercial settings from restaurants and pharmacies to office buildings and manufacturing plants.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health also notes that engineering controls are favored over administrative and personal protective equipment for controlling existing worker exposures in the workplace because they are independent of individual behavior and designed to mitigate the hazard at the source, before it comes in contact with the worker.

“When using OBE’s barriers and partitions, businesses can know they are providing an extra layer of protection to safeguard their workers as well as their customers,” Kelly added.

The non-porous SecureOne™ Shield gives businesses a product with long-term resilience that is both scratch resistant and durable to strong cleaning agents, unlike similar products containing Lucite or plexiglass.

SecureOne™ Shield benefits include:

    • Reduces occupational exposures to local air contaminants and airborne particles
    • Provides an engineering control solution where physical distancing of 6 feet is not financially or operationally feasible
    • Beautifully and seamlessly integrates into existing surroundings
    • Easy-to-clean due to its makeup of durable, Safety Glazing Certification Council, or SGCC-certified glass

To learn more about how intelligence meets beauty, explore SecureOne™ Shield and other OBE solutions.

About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, A CRH Company, is the leading global supplier of value-added, glazing-focused products and services specified to close in a structure; provide access, security and safety to the structure; and finish out the interior. This includes fabricated glass, architectural hardware and architectural metal systems. CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.78,000 people at c.3,100 operating locations in 31 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America. A Fortune 500 company, CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures.

Liz Scruggs
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Telephone: 469-504-6718