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Flying Colors: Foreman rises to the occasion at Dwight D.Eisenhower National Airport

Foreman Fabricators does work throughout the United States, including at landmarks like the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas (formerly the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport).

This high-profile project started out small for Foreman but kept growing, because we met challenges and deadlines our competitors couldn’t.  Some of our work there includes:

  • Stainless Steel Corners
  • Base Moldings
  • Trim Work
  • Kiosk Cladding
  • Impressive Aluminum Canopies

It’s a common story, the contractor was having supplier issues on the canopy system, which was a challenging job. The canopies and kiosks were designed to look like airplane wings. The other metal shop was saying the design couldn’t be made, so they asked Foreman, and we figured out how to cut and fabricate the unusual shapes to fit the client’s design concept. Problem solved by Foreman.

As Foreman worked on the complicated aluminum canopies, the contractor was having lead time issues with their wall panel supplier. “Call Foreman.” said the contractor. Yet again, Foreman came to the rescue, fabricating and delivering the wall panels on spec and on time.

Foreman was originally contracted by another client for the same project to supply stainless steel panels for wooden kiosks that were already in process. As the project progressed, the client altered their original project specs on the kiosks, and expanded Foreman’s role in the project significantly. Foreman was to adhere all of the panels to their supplied wood kiosks, which was a lot of additional work, but Foreman was happy to do it.  In order to assure proper adhesion of the panels in winter temperatures, we added heaters and created a temperature controlled area in a dedicated area of our shop. These kiosks are large, and the logistics of moving them all was a challenge in itself. The job was initiated in July of 2014. Final completion was around August of 2015. This was job we really enjoyed doing, an the results speaks for themselves.

Foreman quickly earned the reputation as the go-to fabricator for a variety of metal architectural elements of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport.

 

Great Project. Great example of Foreman’s expertise.

Our experience in fabricating decorative and functional elements of airport decor is worth noting. The work almost everyone in St. Louis will have seen and quite probably has laid their hands on, is the guardrails surrounding the baggage carousels at Lambert St. Louis Airport. These custom handrails have been holding up beautifully for over a quarter of a century of heavy use and traffic, a testament to the durability and value of choosing stainless steel for your construction projects. We also fabricated the stainless steel escalator cladding, stair cladding, corner guards, and MUFID supports.

Laser Cutting

In keeping with our commitment to top quality products and services, Foreman can offer you faster turnaround times and even better pricing on laser cut items. Our Mazak Laser-cutting equipment allows us to maintain efficiency, enhance accuracy, and minimize fabrication time. It’s more accurate than plasma cutting, and has a very narrow kerf width, resulting in less wasted material and more products from a sheet of material. The increased accuracy allows for a level of fine detail not possible with other methods. Also, no tooling is required, and laser cutting is faster than many traditional cutting methods. Since the cut is so clean, the product is usually ready to be shipped right after cutting, with no secondary cleanup step required. It’s also very clean in the sense that the cut material won’t be contaminated by any other material, as is possible with a mechanical cutting process. With no blade or die to wear out the first cut will be just as clean and accurate as the last, so laser cut products are extremely consistent. There’s virtually no deformation of the cut material, unlike mechanical or other heat based cutting methods, and it requires less energy than traditional cutting methods. Plus, it’s super cool, because you know, lasers! Laser Cutting is:

  • Fast
  • Accurate
  • Consistent
  • Less Wasteful (less waste helps reduce costs)

Foreman Fabricators has laser cutting capabilities, including:

  • Unique metal shapes
  • Letters & numerals
  • Basic engraving (including writing in script)

We keep a wide variety of popular metals in stock, and that means you only buy what you need! It’s simple; because of our inventory, you typically don’t need to purchase whole sheets when all you need is a foot or two.

Foreman can fabricate almost any metal item you need, customized to your exact specifications. Send us your .dxf or .dwg files, or we can work with you to develop what you need.

Get a quote: 314-771-1717

Ritz Carlton – Antiqued Bronze Rails, Frames, and Panels

If you’ve been in the Ritz-Carlton’s Lobby Lounge, you’ve seen our work. Foreman fabricated the antiqued bronze panel frames, bullnose, and foot rail on the bar front in the Lobby Lounge. We also made the antiqued bronze panel frames and bullnose on the sushi bar.

The Ritz-Carlton of St. Louis, located in the heart of Clayton, is thought to be one of the finest luxury hotels in St. Louis. The hotel offers 300 guest rooms with views of the St. Louis skyline.

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Fabrication Capabilities

Architectural Brake Metal & Cladding Handrails and Railings (Ornamental, Glass Suspended, and others) Welding Miscellaneous Metal Items Metal Rework & Repair Metal Polishing/Finishing Staircases Custom Attachment Hardware Drilling Assemblies Buffing and much more...

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call FOREMAN FABRICATORS first!


Foreman Fabricators has been an industry leader in custom metal fabrication since 1959.  Whether you need a single one-of-a-kind metal item or thousands of them, Foreman Fabricators can make it to your exact specifications.

We’re known for our commitment to being a top quality metal fabricator, and for working with our customers to get them exactly what they need, on budget and on time.  Our talented team of project managers will help you every step of the way.  From concept, to measurement, spec development, fabrication, delivery and even installation, Foreman Fabricators will help you get the job done right.

One of a kind or quantity…since 1959!