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 […]

Morton Rail Products Launches Partnership with Unity Railway Supply

Morton Rail Products has announced a new, authorized distribution partner in Unity Railway Supply effective immediately. The new partnership will focus on the rail repair market to drive improved service and delivery to our valued customers.  “As we continue to improve our internal lean operations at our Libertyville factories and simultaneously launch our new facility […]

Consideration When Selecting Perforated Products

Metalex provides versatile perforated metal products practical for use across a range of industries. Our customizable tools allow us to meet a great variety specification and make the ideal product for your application. Whether it is industrial grain drying or home lighting fixtures we provide a cost-effective and reliable solution for your project. Perforated metal […]

Unique Uses for Perforated Metal

A simple sheet of perforated metal can serve many architectural functions in an effective and cost-efficient manner. Perforated metal is used in everything from acoustical applications, outdoor furniture, balustrades, and many more. Once you know where to look, you’ll find that perforated metal is a commonplace element in the construction and development of entire buildings. […]


Selecting the Right Perforated Tubes

What Are Perforated Tubes and How Do You Select the Right Ones? Perforated tubes are metal tubes that have holes or slits punctured through the wall to enable liquids or air to enter or exit the cylinder. Filter applications such as oil filtration are the most common use of perforated tubes, although they are also […]

Save Costs by Choosing Perforated Sheet Metal Stock Pieces

In general, the best way to minimize cost when utilizing perforated metal in a project is to choose readily available (stock) pieces, or those that can be created easily with standard tooling. Going custom usually means that the cost will escalate rapidly. The table below provides a quick summary of the key characteristics of perforated […]

Perforated Hole Shapes & Patterns

Choosing the Right Hole Shape & Pattern for Your Perforated Product

Perforated tubes and other perforated products are widely used in a myriad of filtration, dampening, exhaust, drainage, and other industrial applications. Holes contained within perforated products are created using a combination of standard and/or custom punches, CNC punching pattern software, and special fabrication techniques. The size of the holes in the perforated tube or other […]