How are Progressive Solutions’ New Renaissance Windows and Doors bring a solid bronze sheen back to interior design by combining Old World Style and New World Perspective? We thank Mr. Patrick Sisson for sharing this great article on Progressive Solutions and its immense effect on bringing beauty, style, and grace to architects and homeowners. (more…)
What do you think when you hear of the Henry Clay Frick House? Beautiful exhibitions of artists past and present? Sculptures from across the globe? A building entrenched in history, art, and beauty? For Mac Metals, a provider of custom extrusions to historical restoration projects and new installations is pleased to have on display our work in the Gallery: 23 custom bronze extrusions that added to the visual aesthetics and structural integrity of the windows.
With regards to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Mac Metals would like to make clear our commitment to reducing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding areas by ensuring that all points in our supply chain are conflict-free. Learn more about conflict minerals and read our statement below. (more…)
Consistently, the team at Mac Metals is asked what features make Nickel Silver superior to Stainless Steel for elevator sill applications. Although we know the top reasons, we would like to bring you the top reasons from a secondary source.
Top 10 Reasons Nickel Silver is Superior to Stainless Steel in Elevator Sills
Many customers ask our team at Mac Metals, “What Goes into your Manufacturing Process,” and “What Makes Your Process Better than Competitors?” Well, aside from being the only 100% American-Made provider of custom extrusions, Mac Metals has a specific process that allows us to provide high quality extrusions on time and above standards. Learn what else goes into the Mac Metals manufacturing process by reading more.
How do architects and hardware manufacturers match colors when it comes to brass, bronze, and other copper alloys? What forms of copper alloys exist? Mac Metals, a leading provider of American Made custom extrusions of copper alloys, would like to share with you the benefits and color matching properties of brass, bronze, and nickel silver.(more…)
Helping fellow metal fabricators is what NOMMA (National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association) is all about. As a supplier member, Mac Metals benefits from many different educational and networking opportunities, as well as the more obvious ability to market to members nationwide. (more…)
The National Archives Building, designed and built in the early 20th Century by John Russell Pope, has held important records since the original construction. Completed in 1935, the National Archives holds the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and an original version of the Magna Carta. However, when the National Archives saw need for renovation, architects and fabricators vied for the prestigious project. (more…)
What built America? Trust, Perseverance, and Freedom come to mind. But what built the architecture that represents these things? This is why we would like to share with you this week a defining work covering the architectural history of America—Metals in America’s Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments.
Extruded bronze is still used for doors and windows, frames, railings, elevators, lamps and hardware. Today, commercial “bronze” and architectural “bronze” contain zinc rather than tin: these materials are actually brasses but are marketed as bronze because is generally considered a more prestigious metal. One example of this is the “bronze” clad Seagram Building in New York City by Mies Van der Rohe.