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Direct Metals Supplies Bar Grating for Historic Fourth Ward Project

Kennesaw, GA – Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, GA and Waukegan, IL, has provided serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels in the construction of an access ramp, platforms and stairs as part of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward BeltLine project-a new greenspace for the neighborhood to gather.

57,000 lbs. and 139 pieces of 3/16" 1-1/2" serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels were involved in the manufacturing of the access ramp, platforms and stairs, which connect the Edgewood Avenue bridge to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail near the Krog Street Market. The bearing bars are 7/16" on center which is ADA approved and high heel safe for walking traffic. This architectural addition allows the trail’s pedestrians and bicyclists to enter the trail from residences and local eateries on and around Edgewood Avenue and gives them an alternate route to the popular Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Krog Street Market nearby.

Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is a leader in industrial and hard-to-find metal products. This ISO 9001:2008 certified company is owned and operated by John and Tom Hoover. Direct Metals carries one of the largest inventories in the nation of perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating, fiberglass grating, architectural metals, handrail components and wire mesh products. The company’s products are available in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, fiberglass or galvanized metal.

Direct Metals offers several processing capabilities, including cutting, shearing, sawing, punching, cut-outs, drilling, welding, slitting, blanking, burning, fabrication and various special finishes. It also provides expedient shipping with in-stock orders shipped by noon the same day. Direct Metals has served customers in the United States and worldwide for over 19 years.

To request a quote or place an order, call 1-800-711-4939 or email For an online catalog, visit


Laura Berena 


Cassidy Advertising Consulting LLC

Phone/Fax: 330.544.9996

John Hoover 

VP and General Manager

Direct Metals Company, LLC

3775 Cobb International Blvd.

Kennesaw, GA 30152-4390

P: 800-711-4939

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