Metalex is an industry-leading supplier and manufacturer of an unparalleled array of metal products, including perforated, architectural, and expanded metal products.

As the prominent provider of metal solutions for a variety of applications, Metalex is also proud to offer Morton Rail and Industrial Safety Grating products.

Here you can find a detailed breakdown of some of the many diverse applications for which Metalex products are used.

Consult a Metalex representative for any questions on all our products.

Perforated Products Applications

Perforated metal products are widely used in a number of applications in a diversity of industries. Perforated metal can be fully tailored to and customized for almost every design specification and project requirement.
Its versatility in strength, shape, and size dimensions makes it ideal for countless applications, including:

  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Filtration
  • Acoustical Enclosures
  • HVAC
  • Electronic Enclosures
  • Farm Equipment
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Architecture
  • Speaker Grilles
  • Grain Dryers
  • Store Displays & Fixtures
  • Home Appliances
  • Kitchen Appliances

Expanded Metals Applications

Metalex is proud to offer expanded metal solutions available in an almost infinite number of patterns, each with their own size, strength, and shape advantages. Expanded metal is ideal across applications due to their ability to reduce weight and costs while improving strength and flexibility.

Expanded metal is widely used in a number of metal applications from filtration to security, and much more. The product is capable of being a solution for a near endless variety of business and project needs. Mesh patterns, for example, are available in any combination of light and small meshes, large, heavy and grating meshes, micro meshes, intermediate meshes, and more.

Expanded metal is used in a variety of applications regardless of pattern or requirements, such as:

  • Parks & Recreation – Furniture, walkways
  • Safety Applications  – Trailer flooring, walkways, stairs
  • Architectural Applications – Chimney caps
  • Automotive Applications – Airbags, car grilles, automotive racks
  • Audio Applications – Speaker Grilles

Industrial Safety Grating Applications

safety-grating-applicationsMetalex is a leading manufacturer of industrial safety grating with a host of applications throughout a wide range of industries. Our high-quality safety grating products are the result of a merger with Morton Manufacturing Company, making it possible to offer our clients the best and most secure safety grating to ensure safety throughout the workplace.

Metalex safety grating is available in three varieties: Open-Grip® Safety Grating, DeckSpan® Safety Grating, and Tread-Grip® Flooring. They are used in any variety of indoor and outdoor environments, such as vehicle steps, work platform, rooftop walkways, ramps, truck cab steps, equipment steps and platforms, and even playgrounds.

Core Business Applications


architectural-metal-applicationMetalex is proud to have been a leading supplier of architectural metal products since 1961. We work with expert architects, fabricators, and contractors to develop, perfect, and hone our products in response to every project requirement.

Metalex architectural metal is widely used across industries due to its ability to fit to specific tolerances and patterns, toward a number of applications such as:

  • Security fences
  • Facades
  • Ceiling Panels
  • Fire Escapes
  • Interior design
  • Office dividers
  • Signage

Morton Rail Products

intermodal-train-carAt Metalex, we are constantly evolving and growing to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients in a wide range of industries. Our product line is constantly expanding to serve new applications.

As a result, following our merger with Morton Manufacturing Company, we proudly offer Morton’s full line of rail products. These include:


Metalex offers both perforated and expanded metal solutions for the filtration industry.

Perforated metal applications for filtration and exhaust systems include oil filtration, hydraulic filtration, drainage, food processing and more. Our expanded metal filters are used for a variety of applications in heating, air conditioning, and other HVAC requirements. Controlled pore sizes allow Metalex to deliver high-performing air filtration systems, and you can select from a range of mesh sizes and patterns.