SOURCE: Convenience Group Inc.

Convenience Group Inc.

June 01, 2015 08:00 ET

Ontario Volunteers to Bring Blast-Resistant Window Film to Schools in the Ukraine

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 01, 2015) - The threat of bomb blasts are very real for residents of the Ukraine situated near the front line in the country's conflict with Russia. A group of Ontario-based volunteers will travel to a war-torn part of the Ukraine to help pilot a new program aimed at safe-guarding schools, nursing homes and churches by installing security window film to absorb the force of bomb blasts and prevent glass from turning into deadly projectiles.

Rahul Singh, the Executive Director of GlobalMedic has selected three volunteer firefighters who work with the Toronto disaster aid agency to train residents of Mariupol, a town on the front line of the conflict with Russia, to install blast-resistant film on windows. GlobalMedic teamed with Toronto company, Convenience Group Inc. to train the firefighter volunteers on product installation and to provide roughly 1,500 square-metres (16,000 square-feet) of the material.

Convenience Group specializes in the installation of blast mitigation security laminates which actually expand on impact to absorb the force of a blast or projectile. The company has worked for financial institutions, government agencies and also performed installations in high risk public areas.

The material is set to arrive in the Ukraine on May 31 along with the volunteers who will begin training local residents to perform the installations. The GlobalMedic agency received a $75,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief to fund the program.

On Saturday, May 23, before the volunteers and material departed for the International mission members of Toronto's Ukrainian community were invited to a live demonstration of the product at Convenience Group's Toronto head office. Olya Grod, vice president of Ukranian Canadian Congress' Toronto Branch, said she was impressed. "I think the product is amazing, and I think the fact that we have these companies that have come together for the good of Ukraine, for the people, is fantastic." The event was also attended by Bernard Trottier, Tory MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore and Ted Opitz, Conservative MP for Etobicoke Centre, where they were both given the opportunity to strike a pane of glass treated with blast-resistant window film with a metal baseball bat to demonstrate its impact resilience.

Convenience Group Inc. has provided Window Film Solutions to a wide range of commercial and residential customers in the Greater Toronto Area for over 40 years. Convenience Group is able to offer leading-edge products, highly experienced consulting, superior design and expert installation. Convenience Group's solutions include sun control to reduce glare, improve your comfort level and reduce energy costs. Privacy, security and safety are also concerns they have addressed to aid in reducing break-ins and mitigating the risk of injury suffered from broken glass in a natural disaster, a bomb blast or an act of terrorism. Convenience Group can also provide true multi-location project management across Canada through their national dealer network Window Film Canada www.windowfilmcanada.ca. Visit CGI on the web at www.conveniencegroup.com or contact 1-888-835-5885 to schedule a free commercial or residential consultation.

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