Direct Metals Provides Fiberglass Grating for Condominium Complex Project in Nashville, TN

October 29, 2020 – Kennesaw, GA – Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, GA and Waukegan, IL, provided architectural molded fiberglass grating for a condominium complex in Nashville, TN.

Direct Metals supplied 2,166 sq. ft. of IFR25 Slate Grey custom architectural molded fiberglass grating panels for the balcony handrail infills at the condominium complex. The fiberglass handrail infills measured 1.5" thick and were sanded smooth. The mesh pattern was a custom 2-3/8" x 8-1/2" rectangle, providing strength and a high open area for clean sight lines. Direct Metals worked with the architect and the railing fabricator to choose the perfect RAL gray color to match the other finishes on the building. The gray infills provide an aesthetic appeal while also providing safety for the residents of the buildings.

The molded fiberglass grating material was chosen for this application because of its corrosion resistance and durable properties that help the handrail infills hold up to weather conditions. One of the advantages of the fiberglass is the color is throughout the product, not on the surface, such as paint on a metal railing. This enables color consistency over time if the panels are ever bumped, scratched or damaged. The fiberglass handrail infills are available in multiple colors and easy to fabricate to meet project specifications.

“We are glad that we can serve the specialty metal and fiberglass needs of our customers across the nation.” stated Tom Hoover, President of Direct Metals. “Many of our customers choose our molded fiberglass material for handrail infills since they hold up for years in harsh weather conditions.”

Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and a leader in industrial specialty metal products. 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 fabricating capabilities, including cutting, shearing, sawing, punching, cut-outs, welding, slitting, blanking, burning, fabrication and various special finishes. The company also provides expedient shipping, with orders for in-stock material placed by noon and shipped that same day. Direct Metals has served customers in the United States and world-wide for over 20 years.

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For Further Information Contact:
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Phone: 330.565.8193

John Hoover / Tom Hoover
Direct Metals Company, LLC
3775 Cobb International Blvd
Kennesaw, GA 30152-4390
P: 800-711-4939

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