GREENVILLE, Wis., Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SSI Guardian, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB:SCOO), announced today the addition of 3M™ Safety & Solar Window Film to its 21 st Century Safe School Solutions.
3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. The world's first patent for sun control window film was received in 1966, and today, there are millions of buildings with 3M™ Window Film installed around the world. "A 21st Century Education can only be achieved when students and teachers are provided a safe learning environment and that is what the 21st Century Safe School approach achieves," said Michael A. Yorio, President of SSI Guardian. "The challenges we face in ensuring safety in schools today require a constant commitment to innovation and quality. 3M is a true leader in research and development which gave SSI Guardian confidence that their products are among the best available to deploy into classrooms across the United States." SSI Guardian continues to set the new standard in advanced safety education training through its evidenced-based advanced training curriculum that empowers educators and staff with best practices for security. SSI Guardian's training goes beyond preparing educators for violent threats by teaching valuable prevention and mitigation strategies. The program is the only one of its nature issuing an accredited continuing education unit (CEU) from North Carolina State University. "3M is very excited to be working in close partnership with School Specialty Inc. and SSI Guardian," states Mark Keesling, US Business Manager. "Guardian's strong presence in the education market, in conjunction with their security systems expertise, makes them a great company with whom to align in delivering best-in-class safety solutions to school administrators."