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Gary Manufacturing is always looking for ways to innovate products of all types across many industries. For many years we have produced shower curtains for the Department of Corrections that gives institutions another tool to protect those in their care from a deeply troubling yet commonly occurring issue.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed by Congress to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in federal, state, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003.)
For a shower curtain to meet PREA standards it needs to allow staff to see what is happening in each shower stall, while still offering the inmate their privacy. Gary Manufacturing offers many different solutions to our institutional customers to meet PREA regulations.
Clear vinyl windows are an unmatched solution for many facilities that need to meet PREA standards. The benefits of clear vinyl windows when pairing them with a solid vinyl means you can offer the inmate privacy in the shower while still allowing the staff to see what is happening above the shoulder and below the knee. This greatly reduces the opportunity for any dangerous activity.
Many institutions pair the clear vinyl window and solid vinyl with a mesh heading. Our mesh meets the standard of allowing the staff to see what is happening above the shoulder with the additional benefit of allowing air to circulate and steam to escape.
At Gary Manufacturing we offer a standard window sizing of 17 inches but can customize to meet the needs of each shower room configuration.
While not necessary for PREA, many institutions also need to meet breakaway regulations so the inmate cannot hurt themselves. Gary Manufacturing provides two different solutions to meet this need: Fold-over and Velcro.
Our fold-over breakaway shower curtains are constructed to fold over the curtain rod and attach to themselves using either snaps or, more commonly, Velcro. This solution allows for durable strength but will still give way if heavy force is used and eliminates the need for metal grommets and hooks.
Our Velcro breakaway shower curtains are simpler in that there is a strip of Velcro along the top of the shower curtain that would attach to a system the facility has in place or directly to the wall or ceiling. We also offer Velcro slider tabs that will insert into a track system. This solution is the most popular among many facilities as it offers a quick release of the curtain should the need arise.
Gary Manufacturing is proud to be part of the community that uses our resources to help offer solutions for these avoidable tragedies. We offer high-quality products with low minimums. Our quick turnaround time can get your institution outfitted with shower curtains meeting PREA standards in less than a month.
Call us at 1-800-775-0804 or email email@example.com for a free quote today!
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Gary Manufacturing understands that the needs for suitable shower curtains in behavioral health centers are varied. Privacy, safety, and durability are among the top needs noted for this specialty setting. Gary Manufacturing offers many different options to meet these needs. A combination of our Sure-Chek Linen vinyl, breathable mesh, and breakaway options fulfill many of these needs and allow us to make the perfect solution for all facilities.
One of our customers, a behavioral health center in the United States, contacted us earlier this year with a specific set of needs. After a brief discussion of their specific needs, we were able to come up with the perfect solution for them.
The first requirement this facility had was that it needs a material that is anti-microbial to limit bacteria transmission from person to person. We offered Sure-Chek Linen, a material that has a controlled release system that continually sends the antimicrobial agent to the fabric surface. This built-in protection lasts the life of the fabric and is a perfect solution to this requirement.
Another important requirement for a behavioral center is a shower curtain that is flame resistant. Sure-Chek® fabrics are NFPA 701 certified to resist combustion and will self-extinguish when the source of flame is removed.
Heavy use areas in behavioral centers, prisons, hospitals, schools, and gyms need a durable solution to make sure the shower curtains can handle excessive use. Sure-Chek® fabrics are incredibly strong, withstanding severe wear and use. Extra strength and tear resistance mean extended curtain life, ensuring a cost-effective solution for such an industrial setting.
In behavioral centers, the safety of the patient is of the utmost importance. Using our breakaway Velcro or snap options, patients are unable to harm themselves. This extra protection offers peace of mind to the facilitators as well as meets anti-ligature requirements. Mesh fabric at the top of shower curtains allows the staff to see what the patient is doing while maintaining privacy for the patient. The combination of our mesh fabric and windows allow us to meet PREA requirements many facilities have in place.
Millions of people in the United States are in a facility where they are cared for by staff. Our custom shower curtains are made with patient safety as the number one priority. Our Sure-Chek Linen, mesh option, and breakaway headers make for a winning solution to a variety of concerns. We can help!
Call us at 1-800-775-0804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote today!
Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions – Shower Curtains
Gary Manufacturing supplies a variety of vinyl and fabric shower curtains. Industries we supply are; gyms, prisons, corporate facilities, hospitals, colleges, and cruise ships.
Our curtains are manufactured to the highest industry standards. Gary Manufacturing is known for our consistent quality, fast-turnaround, and excellent customer service.
Q: Do you have a standard size?
A: We offer standard sizes to fit basic needs. We specialize in extra-long and extra-wide shower curtains.
Standard sizes can include:
Q: How do you hang the shower curtains?
A: Our shower curtains come with grommets or buttonholes to fit standard shower curtain rings or hooks. We also offer various headers, including Velcro to attached to ceiling or wall and rod pockets or fold over when bars are in use, but hooks are not allowed.
Q: Do your shower curtains come with hooks?
A: Our shower curtains do not come with hooks, but we do offer standard metal shower curtain rings for an additional charge.
Q: What materials do you offer?
A: We offer a variety of vinyls and fabrics to fit your needs. Please contact us with your need and we will recommend the best solution for you. Our most popular vinyls are the Sure-Chek Linen vinyl from Herculite and our 10g Pebble. Our most popular fabric is the Shower Shield.
A: Our fabric shower curtains are machine washable; our vinyl shower curtains are recommended to wipe down with warm, soapy water.
Q: Do you offer breakaway shower curtains?
A: We offer two different breakaway options. We can make your curtains with a Velcro strip along the top to attach to a system you have in place. Our second option is a fold-over option that will fold the curtain over your rod and attach to itself with Velcro or snaps.
Q: Are your shower curtains certified?
A: We have various materials that will meet your certification needs.
We have options for the following:
We are also able to meet construction requirements for:
Q: What customization do you offer?
A: Customization is available depending on the requirements of the application. Clients may request the addition of hospital mesh, clear windows, or weights and magnets to meet regulatory standards.
Q: Are your shower curtains American made?
A: Our shower curtains are produced out of our factory in National City, California.
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Gary Manufacturing offers clear vinyl industrial curtains in a variety of different materials to fit the needs of your project. Here are 5 of the most versatile solutions we offer. Our five most popular choices for clear vinyl include:
6g or 10g Crystal Clear PVC Film – A clear film that allows for full visibility and light penetration.
Recommended Uses: Shower curtains, windows in custom bags and covers, pockets on promotional chair caps, doors on rack covers, room dividers, and protective barriers.
Frosty Clear PVC Film – A partially opaque film that allows for light penetration and some visibility.
Recommended Uses: Rack covers, shower curtains, and custom covers.
6g Clear Parquet – An embossed clear film that allows for visibility and light penetration while still maintaining some privacy.
Recommended Uses: Shower curtains.
12oz Clear Banna – A heavy duty supported frosty clear film with interior scrim that allows partial
light penetration and visibility.
Recommended Uses: Rack covers, custom covers, and custom bags.
Sure-Chek – A hospital-ready reinforced clear film with interior scrim that includes antimicrobial, anti-static, and flame-resistant properties.
Our vinyl curtains may include water-repellent, fire retardant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. They are easy to maintain and come in different thicknesses. Customers can also choose between REACH-compliant or Prop 65-compliant vinyl varieties.
Shower curtains are a vital piece to every bathroom and we here at Gary Manufacturing want to make sure that you have the perfect fit.
We pride ourselves on our American-made shower curtains that are all custom sewn in sunny San Diego. Our shower curtains are a great fit for many different industries with many of our customers coming from gyms, hotels, spas, and hospitals. We offer a variety of different fabrics and vinyls so that your shower is complete.
Extra-long? Extra-short? It doesn’t matter. We can custom make any shower curtain specifications you need. We offer grommets for vinyl, buttonholes for fabrics and even a Velcro header if you need a quick breakaway curtain.
Our most popular vinyl is our 10g Pebble, white or beige, due to its anti-bacterial and fire-retardant properties. We also have our popular 6g Parquet if you need that Prop 65 compliance.
Hotels and Spas are partial to our made in the USA fabric shower curtains, such as our Dobie Weave or Super Repel, due to their fast-drying and durability, while still having that elegance to make customers feel like they are in an upscale setting.
We believe that we have the shower curtain for any situation and we are ready and able to give you a free quote today. Give us a call at 1-800- 775- 0804 or email us at email@example.com to get your quote today!
Gary Manufacturing is the expert you’re looking for to manufacture extra long and extra wide shower curtains.
We offer an extensive line of vinyl and nylon fabrics to meet your industry standard. Standard size shower curtains are 35″ wide by 70″ long or 70″ wide by 70″ long. Often your opening requires a curtain that is not of a standard dimension. We cut and sew to order so your shower areas are covered correctly.
Do you need a curtain that is 84″ long? How about a curtain that is 120″ and 96″ long? We can make that for you! Your curtains will be cut and sewn to order and will ship from our facility 10 to 15 business days from the date you place your order. We serve industries such as prisons, mental health institutions, hospitals, gyms, farms, and schools. Call us today for a perfect fit solution to your non-standard area, our professional sales team is happy to give you quote and walk you through the quick process of getting your shower curtains manufactured.