Corrugated Metals Blog

Corrugated Metals has Acquired Product Lines of Alto Mfg.

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jun 13, 2019 3:30:56 PM

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Topics: custom rollformed parts, new products

CMI Joins Steel Deck Institute

Posted by Ken Carlton

Feb 11, 2019 2:25:28 PM

I am pleased to announce that Corrugated Metals, Inc. became a member of Steel Deck Institute.

Since, 1939, the Steel Deck Institute has provided uniform industry standards for engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel decks.

Type B decking is frequently used for several applications such as flooring, siding, and roofing. CMI has demonstrated quality production of decking product according to SDI standards and we are excited to offer it.


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Topics: Steel Deck, SDI, B-deck

cmi awarded osha's sharp

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jul 17, 2018 10:35:10 AM

Corrugated Metals, Inc. is proud to announce that it was awarded OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). It became the 35th employer in Illinois to have achieved this prestigious OSHA Cooperative Program.

The program recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services and operate an exemplary safety and health programs. Acceptance into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles out business among peers as a model for worksite safety and health.

Some of the benefits of SHARP:

  • Develop an innovative safety and health management system.
  • Boost employee morale by creating a safe, healthy workplace.
  • Involve employees to continuously improve workplace conditions.

Cristin Middlesworth, Production Manager who implemented the program stated, “I am proud of the transformation that has taken place with all of our employees.  The employees worked hard to make our workplace a safety first environment and continue to do so.  Achieving OSHA’s SHARP status is a tremendous achievement.  I am thankful for the support of the IL DOL’s consultation program and the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC).”

Vice President, Ken Carlton stated during company’s recognition ceremony, “The most important factor in the fulfillment of our mission is safety. The achievement of SHARP recognition demonstrates our employees' dedication to the task of ensuring that everyone goes home at the end of the day in the same condition in which they arrived. Credit for this achievement goes to our Plant Manager, Cristin Middlesworth and our entire plant staff for their efforts. We will use the SHARP recognition not as an end, but as a way-point in our goal of best practices in plant safety. We thank OSHA and the Illinois Department of Labor for honoring our company with SHARP recognition.”

This program improves efficiency by lowering injuries, and most importantly keeping all of our employees safe!
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Topics: metal roofing and siding, quality materials, manufacturing, SHARP, safety, OSHA

Featured project: pier 17, NYC

Posted by Ken Carlton

May 29, 2018 10:55:20 AM

Corrugated Metal’s roots come from New York, so we were honored to provide our services for this project. We worked with a local New York supplier by roll forming Zinc flat sheets into 2.67 x 7/8 sinewave profile. Since zinc has a soft temper, it can be tricky to form. CMI's production team worked endlessly to perfect the panels. Sinewave profile panels are used throughout the building as exterior siding as well as wall cladding.

South Street Seaport is a historic area in New York City. The original Pier 17 was torn down in 2014 as part of broader redevelopment of the neighborhood. The new pier containing retail, restaurants, and a rooftop performance venue is set to open this summer.

The picture below was taken by Tribeca Citizen, a local website that provides guidance to locals in regards to new shops, restaurants, and real estate. They had an opportunity to visit the project before it opens. 

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Contact us for your zinc as well as other metals' roll forming needs!

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Topics: 2.67 x 7/8, Zinc, Featured Project, Pier 17

Anodized aluminum applications: building endless possibilities

Posted by Ken Carlton

Apr 11, 2018 2:07:00 PM

Anodized products and components are used in thousands of construction and architectural projects. Most of us use anodized aluminum while cooking as it's widely used in cookware.

CMI has collaborated with Lorin Industries, a world leader in coil anodizing finish solutions. Coil Anodizing is an electrochemical process, that grows the aluminum oxide layer from the the surface of the aluminum, not an applied coating.

Benefits of anodized aluminum:

  • Durable and Abrasion Resistant
    • The aluminum oxide layer is integral with aluminum substrate, therefore it can’t chip, flake, or peel. It will resist surface scratches
  • Corrosion Resistant
    • Salt water exposure will not corrode an anodized aluminum surface because of water's neutral pH.
    • Anodized aluminum will not patina like copper and zinc, nor rust like steel, nor weather like brass.
  • Strength of Anodized Aluminum
    • Anodized aluminum will flex or deflect more than steel which softens the force of impact loads.
  • Can replace the look of expensive stainless steel

Several finishes are available as well as colored options.

Corrugated Metals, Inc. manufactures products from anodized aluminum for exterior applications such as:

  • Rains Screens
  • Sun shades
  • Roofing
  • Parking garage screens
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Topics: corrugated sheet metal panels, Anodized Aluminum, Corrosion Resistant

Happy New Year from corrugated metals!

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jan 24, 2018 10:40:00 AM

As 2018 has arrived, we would like to thank you for choosing Corrugated Metals Inc. for your building products needs.

We wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and anticipate that the coming year will strengthen our relationship further.

As the New Year begins, new hopes and expectations for the coming months arise from our end. We would like to start off 2018 by providing you with an opportunity to avail more services than what you are presently receiving. We’re working on a few new products, so stay tuned to future emails!

You can count on CMI to provide quality product at competitive price. Galvanized, stainless, weathering steel, and aluminum are standard metals that CMI works with. We look forward to more zinc and copper projects this year.

Don’t hesitate to contact your sales representative for a quote on your formed parts needs!

We would like to thank you once again for your patronage over the years and anticipate that this year will see our professional relationship thrive to provide mutual benefits to us.

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Topics: corrugated metals, manufacturing, unique metal uses, Metal Siding

Featured project

Posted by Ken Carlton

Sep 11, 2017 2:28:00 PM

Occasionally, we'll feature projects that Corrugated Metals Inc. had assisted on. I'd like to present a siding project on a three family residence in Brooklyn, NY. 

Brooklyn is a borough of neighborhoods, more than 30. For young professionals from all over the US, Brooklyn has become a hot place to live. 

Corrugated Metals Inc. 2.67" x 7/8" sinewave panel was specified on this project by Resituated, an interdisciplinary design studio integrating architecture, redevelopment, and placemaking. The panels were made from 24ga Galvalume in Slate Gray. The diagonal installation provides a unique facade. 


Our team is looking forward to working with Resituated again in the near future and we hope to assist you on your next project. 

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Topics: Featured Project

not only for roofing

Posted by Ken Carlton

Aug 8, 2017 2:30:29 PM

Traditionally, corrugated metal has been used as exterior cladding such as roofing or siding.

However, utilizing corrugated metal in a wide variety of applications is growing. There are many good reasons to use corrugated metal. Among the most prevalent are a clean, sleek appearance, strength, product life-cycle, cost efficiency, and the ability to give particular space a unique appearance. 

Some of different uses for corrugated metal panels are:

Fencing: When used with appropriate farming/posts, it will last for years to come!


Garden Beds: Use corrugated metal panels as fascia of a flower bed.


Ceiling: Application such as this provides stout feeling to any room. It's a unique way to update an all season room.


Contact CMI today for further information about uses of corrugated metal for unique applications!


Ken Carlton

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Topics: manufacturing, unique metal uses, DIY

Arched Zinc Panels

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jun 26, 2017 3:04:04 PM


Have you thought about using Zinc for your next project, but were skeptical of the outcome?

Zinc is widely used in Europe and it’s growing in popularity in the United States. Recently, Corrugated Metals Inc. provided roll forming and arching services to Metalmaster Roofmaster, McHenry, IL, for a project in Chicago. We formed zinc coil into 2.67 x 7/8 sinewave profile and arched the panels to a specific radius. The zinc coil formed with ease and provided a sharp looking panel.

The corrugated panels were used for the awning that serves as protection for the Café’s customers who like to enjoy the outdoors.


Colectivo is located in the heart of historic Lincoln Park at 2530 N Clark Street. The location offers a patio with an outdoor firepit. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the awning by Corrugated Metals!

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Topics: Arched Panels, Zinc

Value Adding Services

Posted by Ken Carlton

Feb 13, 2017 1:41:33 PM

What comes to mind when you hear Corrugated Metals Inc.? Is it corrugated metal?

Of course our name tells you exactly what we do at Corrugated Metals, but did you know that we offer value added services? Arranging order shipment, cutting panels to your desired length, and roll forming heavy gauges are some that stand out. We provide a few more that will make your job easier and more profitable.

Our Capabilities Chart explains what Corrugated Metals Inc. is all about in the additional services we offer.

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Please contact us with your inquiry and find out how our additional services support your project! 

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Topics: Press braking, Service, embossing