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Modern requirements of a steel egress stair system. An egress system is one of the most important elements to a job site and a building. The earlier a steel egress stair system can be installed, the earlier contractors can get the trades safely to different access...read more
Modern trend: How to use powder coated aluminum balconies to enhance the look of a building. Here are a few trends in modern multifamily complexes: Give the complex a trendy name, Add amenities, and Use things like a powder coated aluminum balcony color to...read more
The detail is small, but the impact is great for misc metals.—What Expertise is Required for Misc Metals? Misc metals often requires engineering, forward thinking, and customization. This area of steel construction requires small picture thinking, as we have to hunt...read more
An efficient balcony system just bolts on. Construction projects require time efficiencies, and property owners always like money efficiencies. We take these key aspects into consideration for the bolt on balcony systems. Our current record for installing...read more
The fabrication of modern curved steel stairs takes precision, focus, and a lot of pre-planning.read more
Aluminum is a good sustainable choice for a building retrofit. Recently, Midwest Stairs & Iron completed a building retrofit with an aluminum balcony system to an 1800s building. Most often historic preservation can be a choice of: restoration for historical...read more
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...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
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