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New Custom Made Counters at Cee Kay Welding Supply

Set Your Retail Establishment Apart from the Competition

We work with a lot of contractors and designers, but many other business owners count on Foreman for top quality custom metal fabrication, too. Foreman’s work in retail locations sets a level of quality and distinction that customers notice. An example of a business showcasing our work is the Cee Kay Supply retail location on Manchester.

Countertops can make or break the look and feel of a room. Because countertops are a focus in any room, it’s critical that they’re aesthetically pleasing. Cee Kay needed multiple counters in their store, so they came to Foreman for help. Foreman fabricated the stainless steel countertop, aluminum tread plate, yellow painted steel gas bottles, yellow aluminum backer panels, and black aluminum base trim beneath the counters in their store’s showroom. We also fabricated the stainless steel counters in the rental, repair and hospitality areas. We used bright finish checker plate or diamond plate for the front-facing panels, and for a nice decorative element, gas bottles were cut to fit each corner of the counter. Finally, Cee Kay’s logo was applied to the front section. The “Cee Kay” letters were laser cut in the checkerplate, allowing the yellow material behind to peek through. The result is durable, and reinforces Cee Kay’s product line,  image and branding. Custom made counters improve the image of your business, and they improve the customer experience by fitting better in your particular workspace.

Given this example, take a minute to imagine what we could do for your business. Do you have a product or other element of your business that you’d like to incorporate into the design? Would you like your logo cut into the front of the counter, or laser cut out of metal and attached to the front? Would you like to incorporate decorative lighting behind the logo, or under the overhang? Do you have an idea, but you’re not sure if it can be done? Call us.

If you need bartops, countertops, stainless steel drink rails, bar well rails, a simple metal bracket or anything else fabricated from metal, Foreman Fabricators is the metal manufacturer to call. We offer a variety of finishes to give you the look you want and the durability you need. We also do modifications, upgrades and repairs to existing metal items, including counter and lobby areas. We can make a single, one-of-a-kind item or we can make thousands of them.

Getting More Accurate Handrail Quotes

Foreman Fabricators is a recognized expert in the fabrication of handrails, guardrails, suspended glass railings, spiral staircases and stair railings of all types. Customers also count on us to design, fabricate and install a variety of safety guards and railing for dangerous areas around machinery or equipment.

Whether your business has you buying hand rails for jobs frequently, or if you’re a first time buyer for a commercial building or private residence, it’s easy to forget details. We always want to get your order right, and in over 50 years in business, we’ve learned where most problems with hand rail quotes occur, so we can help you get it right.

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Need a Metal Rail? To help us get your rail quotes as quickly and accurately as possible, we’ve put together this helpful guide.

7 Quick Tips for Better Handrail Quotes

  1. Provide a drawing and dimensions. Architectural drawings are great, but a simple sketch will often do, with enough detail to show how many turns there are and if the rail is on a stair, a ramp or a level area. Along with dimensions for each run between turns (if any). This will give us a strong idea of the total footage of the railing, material required, number of turns, etc. We will assist with exact field measuring when the job is ready to go.

  2. Send us a picture. It’s not an absolute requirement if you have architectural drawings or know exactly what you want to order, but it’s very helpful if you can send us a picture of a railing that resembles what you’re looking for. Pop online to find one you can send us, or snap a picture of one with your camera. If your rail is part of an existing structure, provide pictures of the future location of the rail and any related railings or features that will impact the railing design. Check out our website for examples of our work but remember, we’re a custom fabricator…we can build what you need and want.

  3. Specify your metal. Choose from stainless steel, bronze, brass, steel, aluminum and more. We also offer a wide variety of metal finishes and coatings to enhance beauty and durability so please be specific. Not sure? Give us a call, tell us the application you need it for, and we’ll help you make the best choice for your budget. We also work with other trades and can add wood or other types of material to the rail.

  4. Finish level. Typically, high finish, better looking welds cost more, so keep that in mind when you choose your finish levels. For example, a utilitarian safety rail in a service area may not require the same level of finish as a rail in a front foyer.

  5. Budget. Those who purchase railings with some regularity will often have a budget in mind. If you know you have a firm budget, please let us know. We’re always happy to quote you first, but knowing your budget in the end allows us to suggest options that might better fit your budget versus the end use of the rail. If any quote we provide doesn’t fit your budget, please let us know so we can offer you alternative solutions.

  6. A desired completion date. We can determine if the time frame is feasible and offer suggestions to help meet deadlines.

  7. Installation. Indicate whether you’d like a quote for an experienced team to install your railing.

Count on Foreman Fabricators to meet your exact handrail specifications for safety, durability and appearance. If it’s made of metal, Call Foreman Fabricators First.

Drafting and Field Measuring

Get more accurate field measurements with Foreman Fabricators!  We’ve invested in state-of-the-art tools and technology that allow us to achieve extremely precise field dimensions to optimize design and fabrication accuracy.  These tools will help you get the detailed information required to draft accurate plans specifically suited to your design needs.

Especially useful for obtaining complicated or difficult dimensions, these tools are efficient and cost effective for almost any field measurement application.  Some of the difficult projects we’ve done measuring for include serpentine rails, balcony rails, spiral stairs, multi-level stairs, light fixtures and matching layouts from one level to another.

Contact Foreman today for assistance in accurate drafting and field measuring.

Protective Wall and Column Cladding

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Foreman Fabricators was contracted by Hof Construction to help them protect walls and columns at the Federal Records Center on Goodfellow Boulevard in St Louis.   Our scope of work included field measuring then purchasing and fabricating treadbrite material, as well as supplying the appropriate fasteners for mounting.  We also handled delivery to the site.

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Stainless Steel Balcony Railings

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Moto Europa:  9/17/10
Stainless Balcony Rails

A design-build firm asked Foreman Fabricators to make a cable fill railing for the Moto Europa Museum in downtown St Louis.   We supplied the balcony rail structure using stainless steel components, and installation was handled by our customer. 

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If it’s made of metal and you’re looking for solutions…

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!