Standard Expanded Metal vs. Flattened Expanded Metal

Expanded metal—i.e., sheet metal that is cut and stretched to form a generally diamond-shaped pattern—finds application in numerous industries, ranging in use from consumer products to construction projects. It is available in many variations, each of which features different sizes, strand widths, and patterns to suit different needs. In addition to determining the above design […]

Expanded Metal

Expanded Metal vs. Perforated Metal

Both expanded metal and perforated metal are suitable for use in ventilation or drainage applications. Additionally, their integration of geometric patterns, makes both a popular aesthetic element added to various fixtures and structures. Despite their similarities in function, these two metals are distinct; they require the use of different manufacturing methods, exhibit different characteristics, and […]

Metalex - UPG

A Note to Our Customers Regarding COVID-19

  March 17, 2020 To Our Valued Customers, As market fear and uncertainty continues to escalate, normal transaction assumptions come into question. We want to highlight how UPG and its family of companies can help get your business through this temporary moment in time. First, the world has not stopped functioning. We are committed to […]

Standard Bar Grating

Bar Grating vs. Safety Grating: What’s the Difference?

Workplace safety should be a top priority for any employer, but it’s most critical in industrial facilities where the risk of on-the-job injuries is at its peak. Slips, trips and falls are the #1 OSHA recordable instance. Slip and fall accidents cause about 15% of accidental workplace deaths, which highlights the importance of prioritizing safety in […]

perforated tubes example 2

Considerations When Selecting Perforated Products

The process of perforation creates perforated materials, which are substrates—such as papers, plastics, composites, and metals—with a series of holes of varying shape and size. In addition to variation in hole design and pattern, these products are available in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses, and forms (e.g., coils). While this seemingly endless selection of […]

Metalex - UPG

Morton Global LLC, a UPG Enterprises LLC Company Acquires Metalex, LLC

Acquisition further enhances UPG’s footprint and product offerings Chicago based UPG Enterprises LLC has acquired Metalex, LLC, a premier North American manufacturer of Perforated Products, Expanded Metal, Safety Grating, Perforated Tubes, Architectural Metals and its Morton Rail Products division, formerly known as Morton Manufacturing Company. This acquisition significantly enhances UPG’s portfolio, not only with a […]

railway interchange

Metalex® at Railway Interchange 2019

This September, Minneapolis will be hosting Railway Interchange 2019, North America’s largest railway exhibition and technical conference. It brings together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of international industry professionals every two years. Railway Interchange’s mission is to bring professionals together for authentic discussions and exhibits about the future direction of the industry. The conference is […]

metalex facility

Metalex San Luis Potosi Plant Achieves Quality Management Certification

Libertyville, IL-   Metalex achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification in quality management systems from the Bureau Veritas at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico facility. The certification is based on seven management principles and is granted to organizations that consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) certification […]

autorack rail car

Types of Railcars Using Morton Rail Products

The railroad industry is responsible for moving a wide range of cargo throughout the United States. Railcars come in a variety of styles, each designed to carry specific types of goods ranging from industrial equipment and timber to oil and liquids. Metalex’s line of Morton Rail Products—including brake steps, end platforms, tank straps, side sheets, […]

Application Breakdown of Metalex’s Safety Grating Products

When selecting a proper safety grating application, facility managers are presented with an at-first daunting array of options. However, properly accounting for the conditions that facility users—as well as the grating itself—will go a far way in helping you narrow down the best safety grating for your application. Because so many different applications require the […]