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“Vamp My Castle!” Halloween Special: McGrory Team Members Help Out a Surprise Guest Client with Some Custom Needs

Things got a little eerie at McGrory Glass this Halloween, as our team met a special client—an ageless vampire named Count McGory, who wanted to retrofit  his creepy stone castle in Transylvania.

Enjoy the first-ever McGrory Halloween Special—which is actually chock full of helpful information about glass solutions and sustainability all year long—with three short episodes produced by Marketing Intern Jessica Gulnick and the acting talent from our very own McGrory team. (Make sure you watch till after the credits for some very entertaining outtakes of Count McGory.)

Watch Episode 1Regional Sales Manager Bridget Lira meets Count McGory, a friendly vampire looking to retrofit his stone castle’s dilapidated lobby in Episode 1, “Captive-ating Walls” of “Vamp My Castle!”  Count McGory wants a stone-like look, but with materials that are easier to install and maintain—and that would even gently reflect flickering candlelight.

Not coincidentally, Bridget had some great recommendations for the Count, including decorative laminated glass with custom printed interlayers that look exactly like real stone. And as far as hanging those large-format glass panels on the Count’s castle walls and ceiling? Bridget regaled Count McGory with tales of CaptiveHook®, a patented, proprietary, glass wall and ceiling mounting system available exclusively from McGrory Glass.

Watch Episode 2 Regional Sales Manager Brianna Nastasi talks with Count McGory, who’s concerned about fire safety in Episode 2, “Fire Safety,”  of “Vamp My Castle!” Even though the Count loves his new glass lobby that looks exactly like stone, he’s terrified of the villagers who mill around his castle at night with pitchforks and lit torches.

Never fear! Bridget puts Count McGory’s mind at ease by recommending that he attend a McGrory Glass Lunch and Learn about fire-rated glass, to see exactly what types of solutions could protect his castle. In fact, it might be a great idea for you to join him.

Are you working with intricate architectural designs that require custom life-safety glazing? Renovating or retrofitting essential educational and healthcare facilities? Maybe your building’s current glazing doesn’t satisfy new building codes. Or perhaps the surface-laminated film has deteriorated. McGrory Glass can help you (and the Count) select the correct  fire-rated glass product to meet the required performance, up to code.

If you’d like to attend a McGrory Glass Lunch and Learn (and earn AIA CEU credits), email us at aia at mcgrory dot com. 

Watch Episode 3: Regional Sales Manager Bridget Lira meets up again Count McGory, who wants to chat about sustainability (after all, he’s here on Earth… forever) on Episode 3, “Sustainability,” of “Vamp My Castle!” Even though Count McGory trembled in fear at the thought of installing solar panels on his castle roof, he was excited to learn about how McGrory is using them.

Bridget explained that McGrory Glass took major steps toward sustainability by converting our large 2.2-acre facility to 100% solar powered in 2014, resulting in net-zero energy consumption. (This investment included a 30-year high-efficiency roof with a photovoltaic system.) Translation: McGrory generates a lot of its energy in a sustainable way, scoring the firm recognition as one of the first glass manufacturers to hit net zero consumption.

Count McGory was also excited to learn that McGrory’s Green Committee  always looks for ways to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact … helping to ensure that we can all be around… forever.

Written By  Jessica Gulnick

Innovation. Experience. Grit.

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

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