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In a Snap: Gorilla Glass May Be Coming to an Installation Near You

July 2016 Last year at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention, elevator panel company SnapCab featured its then-new concept of decorative wall panels clad with Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Earlier this year at the 2016 AIA Show, that concept was put into practice at the company’s booth.

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SnapCab – Gorilla Glass, A Perfect Fit

June 2016 Ask SnapCab Director of Architecture Evan Epstein to describe the growth of the elevator interior company’s collaboration with Corning Gorilla Glass (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2014) in one word, and it is “explosive.” Cab panels made of the durable, versatile, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass (used for years to protect smartphones and tablets) are gaining traction among customers as they come to understand its benefits.

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Going Up? Elevators Take Gorilla Glass to the Next Level

October 2015 Watch just the first 60 seconds of Corning’s four year-old video “A Day Made of Glass,” and it’s clear the company envisions a future where its specialty glass is literally everywhere. “When we talk to architects about the video, they’ll ask, ‘what’s real, and what’s in the future?’” says Keith Glovins, Corning’s commercial director of architecture. “We’re working really hard to make that the future.”

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SnapCab Collaborates with Corning

April 2015 Corning® Gorilla® Glass is a very tough, scratch-resistant glass that protects billions of smartphones and tablets, on dozens of major brands, from daily abuse, yet enables us to view high-definition pictures without distortion. The glass can flex without breaking and withstand impact from everyday occurrences. In short, it is the material of choice for tough, lightweight consumer electronics cover-glass applications.

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Corning® Announces Commercial Agreement with SnapCab

February 2014 Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced a commercial agreement with SnapCab® Elevator Interior Systems for thin, lightweight, durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. SnapCab will design Gorilla Glass into its modular wall-panel systems, which are used in residential and commercial elevators. The same Gorilla Glass that has helped protect handheld electronic devices will now be used in interior architecture to enable new lightweight designs for elevator cabs, lobbies, and conference rooms.

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SnapCab Featuring Trespa

SnapCab Partners with International Company

July 2013 Trespa® International, a multinational company based in the Netherlands, considered elevator interiors as a potential new market for its architectural panels in North America. Trespa representative BettyLynn Abercrombie went to the 2011 National Association of Elevator Contractors Exposition specifically to contact SnapCab® to see if they might form an alliance. “I read articles and talked to people inside the elevator industry, and it was apparent that the best match for our purposes was SnapCab,” she said.

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Going Up

January 2013 When Glenn Bostock negam a custom woodworking company in 1983, he had no idea that he would eventually revolutionize the elevator industry. But when he began creating customized elevator interiors for business clients, that’s exactly what he did.

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Meeting the Elevator Interior Needs of Colleges and Universities

September 2012 With more than 38,000 students on their 400-acre urban campus, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) administrators have turned to high-rise buildings to provide enough classroom and housing space to meet the needs of their growing student body. With college enrollment increasing 38% from 1999 to 2009 (from 14.8 million to 20.4 million), many other universities around the county have made similar decisions. This increase in students and faculty members places high demand on campus buildings and makes the job of maintaining elevators a high priority for facility managers responsible for getting students where they need to go in a safe and timely manner.

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LEED-ing to Green

April 2011 Cara Furgiuele (CF) is a LEED-accredited registered architect who is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has been involved with sustainable design for the past 15 years. She received her LEED accreditation in 2008 and is currently on staff at SnapCab by Bostock, an elevator cab interior manufacturer in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Your author (GK) spoke with Furgiuele about the LEED program and its impact on the elevator industry

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Smart Thinking Boosts Tiny SnapCab – The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 2011 Ever wonder what cabinets and cows have to do with elevators? Or heard of rewarding an employee who fouls up with a free trip to Hawaii? Then you’ve never heard Glenn Bostock recount his evolution from attention-deficient, dyslexic student with zero interest in classroom work to imaginative president of a small elevator-remodeling company in Bucks County that has been on a phenomenal ride up with a unique patent.

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SnapCab – Future 50

January 2011 Read an exclusive interview with Philadelphia SmartCEO and SnapCab CEO, Glenn Bostock.

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SnapCab Grows in Difficult Times

March 2010 SnapCab, located in Warrington, Pennsylvania, has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row. In an economy in which many businesses are struggling just to stay solvent, this accomplishment cannot be overstated. How did this 15-year old company become an overnight success story? The answer can be found with a look into SnapCab’s history.

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The Way up for His Business Was via SnapCab’s Unique Niche – Philadelphia Business Journal

April 2010 WARRINGTON — Glenn Bostock was working as a cabinetmaker in the early 1980s and getting paid poorly doing it when he decided to become his own boss. Bostock had been building things in his father’s basement since the age of 10 and figured at 23 years old he could make just as good a living on his own with his skills. So, Bostock set up shop in a barn in Bucks County with a mud floor and a ceiling so low that he couldn’t fully appreciate the cabinets he made until he got them home and could tilt them upright.

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Opportunities in Tough Times

October 2010 New cab remodeling systems on the market have opened up a new source of revenue for enterprising elevator maintenance companies. It is profitable work, keeps mechanics busy and keeps potential competitors out of their buildings. How can you take advantage of these new systems? First, take a look at why building owners remodel their elevators.

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SnapCab Shows Off New Manufacturing Process

December 2010 SnapCab’s booth project for the National Association of Elevator Contractors 61st Convention and Expo had a touch of humor that helped the morale of and energized the company’s workforce. With a little inspiration from a fragrance ad, Glenn Bostock, SnapCab founder and president, and Caleb Morrison, general manager, conceived the “bottomless cab” for the company’s booth at the September 27-30 show in Cincinnati.

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SnapCab Creates New DVD, Expands Line of Elevator Interiors

September 2008 Glenn Bostock, who developed Bostock’s SnapCab elevator interiors,has introduced a new instructional DVD that, among other topics, trains installers how to handle the specialized art of cladding. Cladding is the covering of the front panels of an elevator, usually with stainless steel. The video addresses obstacles that occasionally deter elevator maintenance companies from taking on cab remodeling.

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SnapCab Grows Greener

November 2008 SnapCabTM is adding a broad line of “eco-friendly” elevator cabs and ceiling light options to their large selection of interiors and ceilings. Elevator professionals can now help their customers add Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification points to cab construction or remodeling and contribute to the overall health of the environment. The new cab panels are designed and constructed from environmentally positive materials.

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New Trend Creates Profits for Elevator Maintenance Companies

September 2007 At one time, cab remodeling was the territory of a specialized group of cabinetmakers and carpenters. Today, providing this service is fast becoming a new source of profit for elevatormaintenance companies. Also fueling this trend are the new products on the market. SnapCab by Bostock is one such product. It arrives at the site in one complete shipment – ceiling, panels, toe-kicks and pre-mounted pad hooks and handrails. Installation is less time consuming.

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New Product, New Name, New Strategy

September 2005 Successful products often evolve to a point where the original name no longer conveys the essence of the concept. That is the case with Bostock’s elevator cab modernization kits. The new name is SnapCab™ by Bostock, and the purpose of changing the name is to focus customer attention on the ease of installation. A typical installation takes less than one day, and the installation team requires no previous experience. According to Glenn Bostock, company president, SnapCab installation is “a snap.”

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