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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 bolt on...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 reasons,...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 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