Countertops

Countertops can make or break a room, if the countertops aren’t aesthetically pleasing it’s hard to make a room look nice. No matter what the space, transform your design with custom countertops by Foreman and you’ll have a variety of metals to choose from including stainless steel, aluminum, copper and more. Whether your space is a commercial location or a private residence, Foreman can cater to your exact specifications and needs.

A perfect example is the stainless steel countertops at Ginger Bay Salon & Spa. Foreman fabricated a “color bar” for the service area of the salon that was both beautiful and functional…and easy to keep impeccably clean. Click here to read full article.

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If you need bartops, countertops, stainless steel drink rails, bar well rails, a simple metal bracket or anything else you need that’s fabricated from metal, Foreman Fabricators is the metal manufacturer to call. We offer a variety of finishes and can do modifications or repairs to existing metal items. We can make a single, one-of-a-kind item or we can make thousands of them.

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Foreman Makes Architect’s Vision a Reality at the Art Museum

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The St. Louis Art Museum’s extensive expansion project included fine work from Foreman Fabricators. Working as a subcontractor for Gravois Planing Mill, Foreman was responsible for cladding their millwork with hot rolled steel sheet with a black oxide finish and a polane clear coat finish. Items included for this specialized cladding included desks, trash receptacles, coat racks, shelves and display counters.

There were several challenges for this project. The main issue was the material itself; it’s difficult to get hot rolled steel sheet that doesn’t have any rust marks on it, and the steel had to be clean and free from all rust for the black oxide finish to look like the architect envisioned. The architect also specified that all bent corners needed to be quite sharp, with a minimal radius. This radius spec required Foreman to put a v-groove into the back of the sheet every place there was a bend, which allowed the bend to come out sharp as the architect envisioned.

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Another challenge was the incredibly tight tolerances required on the various cladding panels. The architect didn’t want any gap at all between panels, so every piece had to be cut and formed, then fit-up to the woodwork to ensure each panel would work prior to application of the black oxide and clear coat finish. To add to the difficulty, the panels were sensitive to shipping damage, so extra precautions had to be employed to ensure none of the finished panels would be scratched or damaged during shipping. This required building large crates with extra padding and insulation to protect the panels, and the use of dedicated trucks instead of the usual LTL option, where the panels were more susceptible to damage from other cargo in the trucks.

Finally, the finished panels had to be installed using a specialized 3M epoxy glue, and great care had to be taken so absolutely no glue contacted the outside, finished surface of the panels, and no scratches or damage occurred during installation. Foreman and Gravois Planing Mill also had to devise a temporary wooden basketry-like support system to help support the panels while the epoxy set up on the cabinet work.

In the end, Foreman Fabricators and Gravois Planing Mill worked very well together, and delivered the finished product in compliance with architectural specifications and the needs of the construction project all together.

Click here to learn more about Gravois Planing Mill.

(www.gravoisplaningmill.com)


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Repair it, Don’t Replace it, with Foreman Fabricators

Spider Staging is an industry leader in manufacturing and renting high rise window washing/painting hoists and platforms, work cages, scaffolding, rigging equipment and a variety of related items that make it safer for workers to access tough to reach areas of industrial and commercial building sites, whether it be for construction or maintenance.  Naturally, their equipment has to stand up to stringent regulations for durability and safety, and due to the nature of the use of their equipment, it takes a beating on a regular basis.

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That’s where Foreman Fabricators comes in.  Spider sells much of their equipment outright, but because their highly specialized equipment is costly and often only needed at a given site for relatively short periods, they also run a thriving rental business.  Spider regularly sends damaged or worn equipment to Foreman for refurbishing and repair, which is a cost effective alternative to replacement of these expensive items.  Sometimes it’s a broken weld or two, or a damaged section that needs repair or replacement, and sometimes an entire cage requires replacement.  Foreman’s skilled craftsmen have the expertise to handle such repairs, and they have welding technicians who are certified on steel, aluminum and stainless steel, an important requirement for working on safety equipment such as that provided by Spider.  When an inspection of their equipment identifies any fault with their equipment, Spider knows that Foreman Fabricators has the expertise to do the job right.

As they do for companies like Spider Staging, Foreman has the expertise to match existing metal parts that have become worn or damaged, which helps customers reduce costs by repairing or replacing expensive metal parts instead of buying something new.  They can also create specialized, one-of-a-kind parts and components to meet the specific needs of a customer.  Foreman does a lot of work with facility owners and their maintenance departments to offer solutions such as customized door plates and corner guards, grate replacements, elevator cladding fixes or upgrades, railing and guardrail replacement and repair, and so on.  They also work with a wide variety of companies to help them maintain expensive equipment that has metal parts prone to wear or damage.  

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Foreman Crafts Bronze and Glass Stair System at Kenrick Glennon Seminary


A construction project at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury, Missouri, included an elegant architectural railing that incorporated materials such as antiqued bronze, glass, aluminum and wood. BSI Constructors was the general contractor, with project manager John Kenter overseeing the details of getting the railing fabricated and installed. Canon Design provided the architectural drawings for the railing, and Foreman Fabricators was chosen for the fabrication.

Foreman began by using specialized software to create a 3-dimensional model that allowed the architect and the general contractor to view the railing from any angle, so they could readily verify and approve the specifics of how the railing was to be fabricated. Once approved, Foreman did field measuring for the stair system to match actual field dimensions with the architectural design.

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Aluminum shoes were used, and cladded with bronze that Foreman fabricated to spec from muntz metal sheet. Foreman also custom made the top bronze cap from muntz, and provided the bronze brackets for the wooden grab rails, the antiquing on the bronze components and the glass panels for the infill. In the end, Foreman brought together all the critical metal and glass components the contractor needed to install the railing on site.

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BSI Constructors had their own iron workers available, so they performed the installation, but Foreman’s team assisted BSI as needed along the way to ensure proper fits and to make any necessary adjustments to the provided materials.  BSI’s team did a great job on the installation, and the end result is a beautiful and distinctive contemporary railing that will hold up to years of wear and tear.

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Made in the Shade with Foreman Fabricators, Inc.

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Foreman Fabricators was honored to have a part in part of developing a signature piece for the Monarch Levee Trail in Chesterfield, Missouri. A part of the Great Rivers Greenway District’s system of trails, the Monarch Levee Trail offers a walkable, bikeable connection primarily along the Chesterfield Valley region along the Missouri River. The project development included L. Krupp Construction as a contractor, and Foreman won the bid for creating the unique sun shades that decorate a rest area along the trail.

 Foreman Fabricators worked with the project designer (Therese McKee of Signature Designs) on the final design of the sun shades to ensure they had long lasting strength and durability to withstand the elements. Designed to emulate the look of trees, all steel bars were used for the trunks of the sun shades, and heavy, schedule 80 round steel pipes were used for the canopies to support wind, snow and ice loads. The completed fabrications were hot dipped galvanized and then powder coated to give the pieces strong corrosion protection that will last for many years to come.

 When the fabrication of the sun shades was completed and ready for installation, Foreman provided the contractor with a template for placing anchor bolt locations within the concrete mounting foundation. The installation itself went very smoothly, with everything fitting together like a glove. The end result is a set of unique sun shades that act as a centerpiece for a scenic overlook and rest area along the Monarch Levee Trail. The sun shades are so distinctive, they are featured in photos on the Great Rivers Greenway website. http://www.grgstl.org/trails/monarch-chesterfield-levee-trail.aspx

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 Street Furniture – Also known as “site furniture”, the terms refer to objects and equipment installed on roads and streets for functional purposes.

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

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