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 […]

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

To protect workers against the regular hazards of working in the plant, facility managers must implement safety measures to mitigate these risks.   Among the most common workplace injuries are slips and falls — responsible for 15% of all accidental workplace deaths. To ensure walkways, service rooms, and other passages are clean, dry, and safe […]

How to Protect the Grid with Stronger Security Fencing

The Threat Against Utility Substations Last year, two people broke into an electrical substation in Bakersfield, Calif., run by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), and cut several transformer wires. The following night, critical equipment and alarm wires were cut. In 2013, a group with firearms attacked another PG&E facility, the Metcalf transformer substation in […]

Safety Measures and Creating a Safer Industrial Workplace

The term “workplace safety” carries more weight in industrial facilities than in traditional office workplaces. As OSHA outlines in its Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, workplaces — encompassing all passageways, storerooms, and service rooms — should be “kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.” Floors should be clean and dry, and drainage should be present […]

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Metalex Debuts New Facility in Mexico

Our new operation will place Metalex in close proximity to our end users in Mexico, in addition to opening production capacity for industrial manufacturing at our United States facilities. The addition of our new plant is a positive step in our company’s continuous growth. Our improved operational bandwidth will allow Metalex to serve its key […]

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What Factors Should You Consider for Your Speaker Grille’s Design?

That’s why Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) is critical for speaker grille applications. ESI provides better collaboration between the manufacturer and the supplier to deliver better quality, lower costs, and faster development. Metalex has over 50 years’ experience in the expanded and perforated metal industry. Our team of talented engineers and range of operation capabilities offer […]

Uses for Engineered Metal in Architectural Design

Metalex engineers work with architects and designers to develop the appropriate pattern and style to meet the demands of almost any project. Our coil-fed processing and breadth of manufacturing capabilities allow us to efficiently produce safety grating, security fencing, sunshades, facades, and ceiling panels for architectural applications. There are an astounding range of applications for […]