The ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore forced the cancellation of two major door and window industry events scheduled in the city this week.

The Door and Hardware Institute’s annual convention and trade show, which was scheduled to run Wednesday through Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center, was canceled last night as violence broke out following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died on April 19 from injuries he allegedly received while in Baltimore Police custody. The case has drawn intense scrutiny from news media around the world.

“The DHI Board of Governors has discussed this issue in great detail this evening, with the overriding concern of the safety of our attendees while at our event in Baltimore,” the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) said in a statement. “With that primary concern in mind, they have unanimously decided to cancel CoNEXTions 2015 in Baltimore.”

DHI’s statement acknowledges that canceling the convention will have widespread economic effects.

“The impact goes well beyond DHI and includes our exhibitors, attendees, service providers, speakers, and includes the local economy via the hotels, restaurants, and establishments, all the way to the clerks and wait staff,” the statement reads. “It is not a decision that is taken lightly, but we expect that you would agree that the safety and security of our members and attendees is our highest priority. To that extent, DHI staff will be in touch with all exhibitors and attendees within the coming weeks to provide information about the financial reconciliation policy, which will be developed shortly.”

Also cancelled late Monday: The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s first-ever Architectural Door Conference, a one-day event that was scheduled for Wednesday at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“Due to the escalating situation in the city of Baltimore today and now the state of emergency that has been declared, DHI has decided to cancel their convention,” WDMA president Michael O’Brien said in a statement. “We are very disappointed, but we are also cancelling the National Architectural Door Conference since your safety is our utmost priority.”

In the wake of the rioting, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared a week-long curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Tuesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan activated the National Guard, and state police requested up to 5,000 reinforcements from neighboring states, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The newspaper reported that at least 15 police officers were injured in Monday’s clashes, including six who were seriously hurt.

CNN reported that Monday’s rioting and looting led to more than 200 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 15 structural fires.

Multiple reports from the New York Times, Washington Post and Baltimore Sun also described extensive damage to commercial glass doors and windows.

Chelsea Vaught of Baltimore Glass Co. says her firm had a lot of calls on Tuesday.

“Yesterday, no one really needed us too much, and now is when everyone’s giving us a call,” she said.

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