Andrew Haring Shares the Fun - and the Reality - of Testing Ballistic Glass

Andrew Haring Shares the Fun - and the Reality - of Testing Ballistic Glass
Photo source

Date: 1 June 2023

NGA's own Andrew Haring, vice president of business development, had a good time testing ballistic glass in Texas, while at the same time amplifying the message that our schools need bullet-resistant glazing.

With reps from NGA member Quikserv, Inc./United States Bullet Proofing, Haring conducted unofficial testing (to ASTM standards) on UL 752 level 1 and level 8 ballistic glass, courtesy of NGA member Standard Bent Glass / SBG Defense. Texas Glass Association (an affiliated Chapter of NGA) member Sharp Glass fabricated the frame using NGA member Kawneer Company, Inc. sticks.

"Yes, it was fun. More importantly, we’re leveraging this opportunity to … bring attention to the need for bullet-resistant glazing in our schools," said Haring in his LinkedIn post. "We adamantly endorse [congressional bill] H.R. 887: Securing Our Students Act, allocating additional funds to schools for bullet‐resistant doors and windows ... that meet, at a minimum, the new ASTM standard on active shooter attack."


NGA staff and member company representatives addressed the glass industry's role in the school security issue during the second annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days.

NGA teamed up with ASTM to develop the active-shooter test method.

600450 Andrew Haring Shares the Fun - and the Reality - of Testing Ballistic Glass

Others also read

EU Green Deal Summit highlights the vital role of flat glass industry in a climate-neutral Europe.
Read more about Volframi and watch the interview at Step Change 2023 Base Camp in June.
Around 40 participants at the FGIA Fall Conference had the opportunity to tour the 327-acre National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus in Golden, CO.
Revision Weights & Dimensions Directive: A well-oriented first step that can be improved to increase sustainability and logistic efficiency
The 2023 edition of the GPD conference proceedings book is now available.
Special recognition is given to everyone who contributed to the success of this event, as your participation played a pivotal role in making it a triumph for the entire Fenzi Group.

Add new comment

From industry

Koroglu Rahimov str. 57-57A, AZ1072