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The Workers Who Bring Architectural Metal to Life Today and everyday is a day to recognize those who make all of the planning efforts come to life. While many of us debate on aesthetics and how to get it done, the metal fabricators quietly get it done without the need...read more
The Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, painted by Canaletto in 1742. Five bollards stand beyond the arch, apparently placed to protect it from vehicle damage. Use a Bollard to Protect Building Structures A bollard is part of a miscellaneous metals package to help...read more
Beaumont Place by the Mandel Group is complete and ready for residents to enjoy the spacious aluminum balconies. Midwest Stairs & Iron worked alongside VJS Construction Services to help create the Beaumont Place apartments.read more
Bolt on balconies are safer than cantilever balconies. The recent tragedy of the cantilever balcony in Berkeley, CA raised awareness of the potential catastrophic failure of cantilever balconies. The tragedy demonstrated how hidden joists can hide dangerous rotting conditions, within just eight years!read more
Governor Walker proclaimed November 2 to 8 as Apprenticeship Week in Wisconsin. Midwest Stairs & Iron has three (3) people in the Wisconsin Registered Apprenticeship Iron Workers Local 8 program, who are receiving on the job learning at the Northwestern Mutual...read more
Step on an aluminum balcony and take in the scenery at the latest ultra-luxury rental at the NorthShore 770. The NorthShore 770 makes one desire to live in an apartment, and the NorthShore 770 seems to provide amazing opportunities to truly live up.read more
Stairs Reminiscent of MC Escher This photo of an in process stair railing installation brings to mind the Relativity drawing by MC Escher. MC Escher was a genius at mathematical relationships, order, symmetry, perception, perspective, and the ability to think 3D in a...read more
Know Egress Lighting Options, Codes, and Requirements Responsibility is key to safely illuminating egress paths. The responsibility of planning egress lighting within buildings generally lies with the engineer, architect, or both. In either case, an egress marking...read more
Get Custom Shop Drawings to Use in Your Architectural Design The key to success is collaboration. This is what we focus on here at Midwest Stairs & Iron where we believe in developing relationships focused on teamwork. Each of our clients has its individual needs,...read more
To keep the sign from falling off the building facade, Midwest created an unusual custom steel frame to adapt to the unique requirements.
In order to help the pieces of this project come together, Midwest Stairs & Iron partnered with SignEffectz for the construction of the sign itself, and general contractor Hunzinger Construction. This capability is part of the miscellaneous metals division.read more