Forster Steel Fire-Rated Framing Systems

Forster steel fire-rated frames eliminate the historically bulky, institutional look of fire-rated framing.  The sleek profiles (available in a stainless steel finish or with standard/custom powder coat colors) allow for maximized glass sizes, along with substantially improved sightlines. Our rigorously tested, Intertek listed, complete profile systems are also environmentally friendly & sustainable.

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Proud Partners of Forster

We are honored to partner with Forster. A global leader in framing systems with 150 years of experience, Forster passionately develops high-quality steel profile systems for energy-efficient doors, windows and facades. Proudly Swiss-made, approximately 1,860 miles (3,000 kilometers) of steel profiles are manufactured in Arbon’s 150,000 ft2 (14,000 m²) production area annually, and shipped all over the world.

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Forster steel fire-rated profile systems offer elegant, slim, constructions that support impressively large glass lites, letting in profuse amounts of daylight and delivering superior sightlines.

Technical Information

Product NameMinute RatingMake-UpListings & StandardsApplicationFinishes/ Appearance
forster presto 20 MinuteSteelUL 9, UL 10B, UL 10C, UL 1784, NFPA 80, NFPA 105, NFPA 252, NFPA 257Doors OnlyRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom colors)
forster presto 45 – 90 MinuteSteelUL 9, UL 10B, UL 10C, UL 1784, NFPA 80, NFPA 105, NFPA 252, NFPA 257Doors, Borrowed Lites, Sidelites, Transoms, WindowsRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom colors)
forster fuego®light60 MinuteSteelASTM E119, UL 263, UL 9, UL 10B, UL 10C, UL 1784, NFPA 80, NFPA 252, NFPA 257Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom colors), Brushed Stainless Steel (doors only)
forster fuego®light90 MinuteSteelASTM E119, UL 263, UL 9, UL 10B, UL 10C, UL 1784, NFPA 80, NFPA 252, NFPA 257Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom colors), Brushed Stainless Steel (doors only)
forster fuego®light120 MinuteSteelASTM E119, UL 263, UL 9, UL 10B, UL 10C, UL 1784, NFPA 80, NFPA 252, NFPA 257Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom colors), Brushed Stainless Steel (doors only)
forster thermfix®vario 45 MinuteSteelASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom)
forster thermfix®vario 60 Minute (listed as a wall assembly in accordance with UL 263 / ASTM E119, and therefore not subject to protective opening restrictions)SteelASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom), Brushed Stainless Steel* (60 and 120min only – stainless steel applications have a maximum height dimension of 118-1/8″)
forster thermfix®vario 120 Minute (listed as a wall assembly in accordance with UL 263 / ASTM E119, and therefore not subject to protective opening restrictions)SteelASTM E119, UL 263, NFPA 80Interior/ ExteriorRAL Powder Colors (both standard & custom), Brushed Stainless Steel* (60 and 120min only – stainless steel applications have a maximum height dimension of 118-1/8″)
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Why Choose McGrory?

We offer customized support to fit your needs, and dedicated staff with over three decades of fire-rated glazing and interlayer/ lamination experience.  Callemail, or submit a quote request online. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Our Partnership with Forster

We are beyond excited to be partnered with Forster. Modern steel framing offers our clients very narrow widths, a range of finishes, and the ability to balance code requirements with design intent. McGrory Fire-Rated team members Ben Haigh, Richard Whitcombe, and Zach Passman, give key highlights in our latest spotlight.

Forster’s parent company, Reynaers Group, is active in more than 70 countries worldwide. They are a leading specialist in the development, distribution and commercialization of innovative and sustainable architectural applications in aluminum and steel.

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Meet the Team

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Ben Haigh Senior Director, Fire-Rated Division
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Blake Whitcombe Director of Performance Products + Key Accounts
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Richard Whitcombe Technical Director and Senior Project Manager, Fire-Rated Division
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Erin Bellis Senior Architectural Sales Rep
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Zach Passman Regional Sales Manager
Chad Snyder Director of Security Products / Senior Specification Consultant
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Dan Laporte Director of Laminating Sciences
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Christina Cordero Mechanical Engineer
A About McGrory Glass Solar Powered

McGrory Glass Adds 76,000 Square Feet of Fire-Rated and Security Fabrication Capabilities

The family-owned and operated glass company recently opened a dedicated 76,000-square-foot facility to fabricate fire-rated and security glass, glazing, and framing systems for projects across North America, bringing their total to three facilities and over 200,000 square feet of production space.

D About McGrory Glass People Founders Mary and John McGrory

We Are McGrory Glass: Family, Innovation, Experience, Grit

We thank our clients, our team, and our partners for four decades of growth, and look forward to many more. Please join us in celebrating the past, present, and future – together.

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Thankful for 35 Years of McGrory Memories & Looking to the Future

We’re also thankful to our founders, John and Mary McGrory, and to our staff, many of whom have grown up with the company. In fact, seven of John and Mary’s children work at McGrory Glass today. We love to say, “Everyone here is family!”

Family-owned for over 35 years, McGrory Glass is a national fabricator and distributor of architectural, fire-rated, and security glazing. We offer comprehensive solutions across sectors.