October is Manufacturing Month and with it coming to a close, let’s take a look at the different careers available in a manufacturing setting and what kind of skillsets or interests might make a particular career path right for you. Contrary to popular belief, every manufacturing job is not just someone standing in a line doing mindless work for eight hours each day. Careers in manufacturing actually have much more to offer than that.
Can a Custom Column Complete Your Vision for a Perfect Porch?
Posted on July 27, 2022
Featuring the Savannah Column Cap and Base!
Would you like to explore the various customization options for your aluminum column needs? Column options can range from square and round to fluted, panel, and smooth. They can be further customized by choosing from different colors, various caps and bases, and so much more. Keep reading to identify some of the options available in making a column your own.
When choosing between a vinyl or aluminum railing system, is there really any difference? Of course, there is! Just like toppings on a pizza, what your railing is made out of will have dramatic long-term effects.
How does the building products industry create a safe work environment amid Covid-19?
Posted on July 27, 2020
The Coronavirus has created a new market dynamic within many industries, and the building products industry is no exception. What does the new landscape look like? In our final installment of our three-part series, we take a closer look at how the building product manufacturers incorporate safe practices in their own workplace.
How does the Building Products Industry Adjust to New Supply Chains?
Posted on June 25, 2020
The Coronavirus has created a new market dynamic within many industries, including building products. What does the new landscape look like? In part two of our three-part series, we take a closer look at how supply chains have been affected by the coronavirus.
While Superior Railing is low-maintenance, there isn’t anything we can do about random dirt and messy substances getting on your products. What we can do is offer some cleaning advice to keep your railing looking its best.
Cable railing is a relatively new trend in the industry, leading to some confusion on specific terminology. We're here to help alleviate that confusion by focusing in on 10 key terms associated with the product!
The number of “lines” in a given railing system is critical to the overall project design, but the terminology often leads to confusion. So, what does two, three, four, etc. line railing ACTUALLY mean?
Do Horizontal Railing Lines Create a Ladder Effect?
Posted on August 16, 2019
From time to time we get asked about horizontal lines in railing systems creating a ladder effect, which means attracting children to climb into dangerous situations. Is this concern justified or are horizontal lines safe to install in every location?
While Superior Railing is low-maintenance, there isn't anything we can do about random dirt and messy substances getting on your products. What we can do is offer some advice for cleaning that gunk off.
May is Building Safety Month, and at Superior Aluminum we take safety very seriously. Safe, code-compliant designs and a workforce that keeps safety front of mind are integral parts of the Superior way.
It's time to take another deep look at building codes! Do manufacturers just use whatever size material they have laying around to build handrails? Is it just screwed into the wall? There are handrail codes that deal with these questions and it is time to explore them.
Fence, including Aluminum Fence, is important for keeping unwanted visitors away, but can sometimes become a bit perplexing. We took a deep dive into some of the key terms associated with fence in an effort to clear away some of the fog.
Does a handrail just get installed on a step because the building owner is being nice? Do they just pick a spot on the wall and say: "looks good, fasten it there?" As it turns out, handrails have their own sets of rules within the larger building code to create a consistent, safe set of standards.
Ever wondered if that hotel balcony railing was really safe to lean against? Turn's out there is a wide array of rules and regulations called building codes that ensure it is indeed safe! We tackled two of these such codes in depth!