Morton Rail Products for Rail Cars

At Metalex, we pride ourselves on supplying industry-leading safety grating products for a wide range of industries, helping to ensure optimal safety and performance in critical applications. And now, following our 2011 merger with Morton Manufacturing Co., we’re also proud to offer a full line of Morton AAR-approved rail products. For 115 years, Morton Rail […]

Perforated Metal in Architectural Design

Valued for its strength, flexibility, and aesthetics, perforated metal is a popular material choice for commercial and residential architectural applications alike. Most often, perforated metal — also called perforated sheet, perforated plate, or perforated screen — is used for facades and exterior building design. But it’s also used in a huge range of other applications, […]

Safety Appliances to Enhance Truck Safety

Since 1903, Metalex has provided high-quality metal safety grating for customers in a wide variety of industries––from construction, to agricultural, to mining, and many others in between. One such industry that we serve is the heavy truck manufacturing industry, which relies on custom metal components and safety grating for a number of fixtures––including safety platforms […]

Specialty Industries Highlight: Grain Drying and Storage

Safety Grating in Grain Drying and Storage Applications A wide range of industries and applications make use of safety grating to enhance personnel safety and ensure smooth, efficient operations. In the agricultural sector, for instance, grain drying and storage operations make frequent use of safety grating, as workers must be adequately protected on any walkways […]

Safety Every Step of the Way: Safety Grating for Communication Towers

For many industrial companies, work platforms serve as a convenient, efficient way to maximize space. While many businesses use traditional work platforms such as steel mezzanines when building industrial structures, safety grating can be an ideal alternative, offering better protection and further enhancing safety. At Metalex, our safety grating features expanded metal to help prevent […]

Safety Grating: A Safer Alternative for Work Platforms

Many industrial businesses struggle with tight workspaces and confined shop floors. But well-designed industrial work platforms — such as steel mezzanines — can significantly increase your available space, simply by making use of the vertical space you already have. These structures create loft-style areas within warehouses without requiring expensive construction or renovations. Whether you’re working […]

Specialty Industries Highlight: Material Handling

Platforms, Walkways, and More As countless facilities’ managers can attest, slips, trips, and falls top the list of culprits for workplace injuries. Since 1962, the team at Metalex has worked to refine our specialty metal products to offer increased safety — and fewer slips — for every shape, size, and style of work. Safety Grating […]

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Are Choosing Expanded Metal Over Standard Security Fencing

Designed to provide reliable, high-performance protection for critical areas while ensuring optimal personnel safety, expanded metal security fencing products must be able to stand up to harsh environments, provide ultimate strength, and allow for long-lasting durability in order to effectively keep out intruders. The electric power industry, for instance, relies heavily on expanded metal security […]

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Types of Rail Cars Using Metalex Components

Railroad freight cars are available in a wide range of styles, each specially designed to carry goods from industrial equipment and timber to oils and liquids. Metalex’s line of Morton Rail Products — which includes brake steps, end platforms, side sheets, and running boards for rail cars — are used in freight transport of all […]

3 Major Industries Utilizing Safety Grating

Worker and customer safety is the primary focus of any employer, preventing slips and falls is the core of conducting a safe operation. Safety grating plays a critical role in many applications across various industries, protecting workers while ensuring optimal product functionality and longevity. Below, we’ll take a look at three industries that rely heavily […]