On Roll Forming Companies and the Transparency of Raw Material Cost

OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs. But when it comes to that last one … wouldn’t[...]

Which Profiles & Materials Make the Best Picture Rails?

Picture rails aren’t necessarily a new thing. But only more recently have creative types started doing them the modern way -- with metal.

Coming to A’18? Make Time For These 5 Architectural Tours in NYC

Heading to the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture from June 21-23 in Manhattan? Sounds like the perfect time to enjoy one of the many inspiring architectural tours in NYC, a city famous for its sky-high beauties.

4 Surefire Decorative Metal Trim Buys That Are Timeless & Tough

Using decorative metal trim makes you stand out from your design contemporaries. Likewise, there are four options at Dahlstrom that stand out for their popularity among smart architects (smarchitects?) who dare to do metal.

Commercial Steel Doors Have a Sensitive Side, Too

Commercial steel doors offer the best value in the commercial door industry. Steel exterior entry doors are valued for their ability to endure difficult conditions.

Pairing Decorative Metal Trim to Your Project Just Got Easier

There will always be designers who want control of every single detail, down to the last thread, sliver, or scrap. That philosophy can apply to choosing decorative metal trim. To each their own, we say.

Metal Trim for Wood Adds Beauty to the Brawn

Wood brings earthy, comforting tones to a building. Metal offers protection and strength to architecture -- plus its own aesthetic bonuses. So why not have both?

The Section 232 Investigation Could Affect Your Metal Cost & Capacity

“Which metals will get cheaper?” It’s a question OEM customers are asking even more these days in light of the latest events in the Section 232 investigation of unfair imports.

U.S. Metal Manufacturers Waiting for Elusive Section 232 Investigation Results

Time is running out for President Donald Trump’s administration to make the “major move” he’s publicized since April 2017 -- action on the dragged-out Section 232 investigation. Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturers continue to listen for signs of a change in how the nation deals with the importing of[...]

Decorative Metal Trim: Fun Material & Finish Options for Form, Function

Which type of decorative metal trim finish is right for your project? It depends on the basis of the specification. “Form or function?” is the basic question so many architectures have wrestled with over the years, and it applies even to decorative accents.

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