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Hand Rails / Railings

A recognized expert in the fabrication of hand rails, guardrails, suspended glass railings, spiral staircases and stair railings of all types, no other fabricator has the range of skills you will find at Foreman Fabricators.  Foreman Fabricators is also an expert at designing, fabricating and installing protective safety guards and safety railings for dangerous areas around machinery or equipment.

From simple interior or exterior handrails that will last a lifetime, to beautiful custom architectural designs, Foreman Fabricators is the perfect choice.  We pride ourselves on our ability to produce anything from a simple functional railing, to a finely crafted spiral staircase.

Count on Foreman Fabricators to meet your exact handrail specifications for safety, durability and appearance. We will ensure that your stair or railing project complies with local codes.  We also match existing handrail and railing work for repair or replacement, and we can incorporate other materials into the design, such as glass or wood.

Whether your railing needs are commercial or residential, Foreman offers the types of metals best suited for your end use.  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.

Contact us today for a quote or specs on any of your handrail or railing needs.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.  It has great aesthetic beauty with mill, brushed or mirrored finishes, and it’s a durable solution against harsh liquids or weather elements.  Stainless is great for interior or exterior architectural interior finishing such as cladding, railings, countertops, shelving and more.  For exterior or industrial uses with extreme exposure, it can be coated or put through a passivation process to slow rust when exposed to chlorides such as those found in masonry washes, plant sprays, road salt, ice melting chemicals and other contaminants.

Be sure to read our blog articles for more examples of our capabilities in stainless steel fabrication:

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Welding and Polishing

Foreman Fabricators does it all when it comes to the art of welding, polishing and buffing.  If you simply need strong, durable welds that will stand up to heavy industrial use, we can deliver.  And we’re experts at producing finely finished welds that “disappear” into the finished work AND FINAL “FIT-UP”, making a multi-pieced assembly look as though it were a single unit.

From new fabrications designed to your exact specifications, to repairing a broken metal item of almost any kind, to matching an existing item for replacement, there’s no one better than Foreman Fabricators. Whether it’s for durable utility or for exceptional beauty, or both, Foreman Fabricators has the welding and polishing skills to meet your needs.

Contact us today for a quote or specs on any of your welding or polishing needs.

A variety of weld finishes are available based on the intended use of the fabricated item and the need for aesthetic appeal.

Be sure to read our blog articles for more examples of our welding and polishing capabilities:

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Brass and bronze are both alloys of copper.  Brass is copper alloyed with zinc.  Bronze is copper alloyed with tin.  A variety of color variations are available dependent upon the ratio of copper versus the alloying elements.  Valued for their beauty and durability, copper and bronze can be left with a natural finish that will age and vary as it ages, or it can be coated to protect against oxidation.

Stainless Steel Counters for Ginger Bay Salon & Spa

Ginger Bay Salon and Spa is committed to creating an extraordinary experience for their customers, offering beautiful facilities that are sleek, contemporary, comfortable and efficient.  Always looking for leading edge, innovative ideas, Ginger Bay was exploring ways to enhance the hair coloring experience for patrons of their Town & Country Salon in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Traditionally an extremely messy part of most hair salons, the “color bar” is a dispensary of various shampoos, dyes and associated chemicals and products used for the hair coloring process.  The color bar is typically difficult to keep organized and clean, and thus often relegated to the “back rooms” of most salons.  Ginger Bay owners Laura Ortmann and Jeff Evenson wanted to change all that by moving the color bar into the service area of the salon, displaying its elements as an inviting array of image changing products, all presented in a way that welcomed the customer directly into the experience.  The challenge was to create a color bar area that was both beautiful and functional…and easy to keep impeccably clean!

General Contractor J.E. Foster Building Company and Rataj-Krueger Architects were brought in to help bring this vision to reality.  Takara Belmont Corporation, a premier provider of equipment and furniture for the salon industry, was also engaged to oversee the design of the furniture.  Working with Takara Belmont, architect Kurt Krueger began working on the design, and they found that an “off-the-shelf” solution simply wouldn’t do.  The type of customer counter area they needed would have to be custom designed, and Kurt set about the job of creating a space to meet the vision of the owners.

Foreman Fabricators was assigned to the job, and having worked with J.E. Foster and Takara Belmont in the past, they quickly understood the vision and the need for fast turnaround.  Working from the creative design and drawings developed by architect Krueger, Foreman took extensive site measurements and produced detailed fabrication specifications.  The actual fabrication and installation was completed faster than the Ginger Bay team could have hoped, and the finished product was a masterpiece made of gleaming stainless steel, all formed and welded to make the color bar counter appear as though it was made from a single piece of material.

“Foreman did amazing work!,” says Michelle Steimann, Director of Facilities for Ginger Bay Salon and Spa.  “We were on a very tight schedule, and the Foreman team really came through for us fast.  We were delighted how quickly they were able to finish the job, and the color bar turned out fabulous…absolutely terrific…and it fit perfectly…dead on…the first time.”

Foreman also worked with Takara Belmont and Krueger to create stylish and functional backwash counter areas behind the shampoo bowls, another place prone to messes in salons.  Under the guidance of the design team’s drawings, Foreman manufactured a stainless steel backwash with practical durability and lots of aesthetic appeal.  The backwash incorporates a built in custom trough to store bottles and products in pristine order, adding to the aesthetics, and the stainless steel holds up beautifully against the inevitable water and product spills.

Kurt Krueger, partner at Rataj-Krueger Architects, was impressed.  “Foreman Fabricators did a fantastic job implementing the vision and design we created.  They couldn’t have done a better job!  We will absolutely be including them on projects in the future, and I intend to start using them in the design and specs stage, where we can benefit from their expertise to help us assure our design concepts align with the realities of the fabrication process, thus streamlining costs and creating realistic budget expectations.”

Steimann summed up the project this way, “Foreman Fabricators showed us they are committed to the needs of their customers, and they’ve certainly left a lasting positive impression with us.  I can assure you we’ll be bringing them our business in the future.”

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Foreman Fabricators

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!