Inspiration. Possibility. Solutions. At Kawneer, we frequently use these words to symbolize the objectives we strive to achieve through the development of our products, systems and tools. We know that a building is more than just the products used to construct it. It's what inspires people to dream – creating endless possibilities and solutions.

We demonstrate our dedication to inspiration and possibility in many ways. In June, we attended the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Chicago, where for the first time we offered thousands of attendees visibility into Kawneer, Traco and Reynobond products in one space. Our interactive exhibit offered visitors a unique opportunity to see how our extensive range of products work together to address the whole building envelope and create infinite possibilities to help fuel inspiration.

Of the many products featured during AIA, we were pleased to give attendees a hands-on look at the recently introduced 1620/1620 SSG (structural silicone glazed) Curtain Wall System and a sneak peek at the InFrame™ Interior Framing System. Another in a strong portfolio of high-performing curtain wall systems, the 1620/1620 SSG Curtain Wall System provides slimmed-down sightlines that not only allow more light to enter the building, but also contribute to an expanded view of the outside environment – making it easy for you to see more. Also allowing more light into the building, particularly the interior spaces, is the new InFrame™ Interior Framing System. Developed with our standards of consistency and quality

of material, the InFrame™ Interior Framing System allows us to bring our expertise inside. And, with Kawneer as a single source for both exterior and interior framing, walls are no longer barriers but a break through in design, performance and beauty.

This issue of Connections also details how our products work together to create beautiful, functional, secure and resilient spaces at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Although each project took very different paths to completion, both were driven by the high performance standards of the design teams. No matter the purpose – be it blast mitigation (USAFA) or hurricane resistance (LECOM) – we were able to provide solutions that ensured stunning results.

Inspiration also permeates through our staffing decisions. Our people are the brains and the creativity behind our products and solutions and the ones who help create possibilities. As part of our aim to make people a priority, we work to recruit, promote and develop talented and innovative employees. Read more about how we are building our team of experts in People News.

As glazing contractors, you have the unique opportunity to inspire through creative building façade solutions. At Kawneer, we strive to give you products and systems that will help fuel your inspiration and offer you unlimited choices when it comes to the whole building envelope. Together we build infinite possibilities.