Corrugated Metals Blog

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

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

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

Corrugated Metals and ISO 9001:2008

Posted by Ken Carlton

Aug 15, 2013 8:57:00 AM

corrugated_metalThere might not be a higher honor in the world of manufacturing than achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification. It is the gold standard when it comes to assuring customers of a company’s commitment to quality and consistency. At Corrugated Metals, we put tremendous effort, time, and money into attaining our ISO 9001:2008 certification. We believe that it gives our customers peace of mind and a sense they will also receive the best products and service.

So, what exactly is ISO 9001:2008 certification and why is it so coveted? The ISO 9001:2008 is a prestigious international standard that sets out the requirements of a quality management system. 

As you might imagine, attaining such a certification is not easy. The process to becoming ISO 9001:2008 certified is long, exacting, and exhaustive. The standard it self has a minimum of 28 different specific requirements. You must have everyone (and also a large number of sub-requirements) or you will not even have the chance to apply. Even after meeting these requirements, you then have to train your entire staff how to implement and constantly maintain the ISO 9001:2008 standards. This is topped off with a full documentation of your system and an exhaustive audit from the ISO organization.

Only about 25,000 American companies have obtained this prestigious status, so the entire Corrugated Metals team is exceedingly proud of our ISO 9001:2008 certification. In many ways, it is our way of saying to our customers that we will always put quality and their needs ahead of our own.

To learn more about how Corrugated Metals’ ISO 9001:2008 certification and how it can benefit you, visit our website or contact us today!


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Topics: corrugated metals, manufacturing, iso certification

We Want You… To Tell Us What You Want

Posted by Ken Carlton

Jun 14, 2013 9:00:00 AM

As a company that has been around for as many years as we have, we have received countless numbers of requests from clients in regards to products or capabilities they were looking for. Since we pride ourselves on always meeting the needs of every client, it is important to us to consider each request and find a way to integrate the core qualities into our business. That is exactly how we have grown from a company focused only on roofing and siding products to that of one serving OEMs, passenger rails, and military supplies as well. Over the years, we have learned how to grow and adapt to the changing needs and technologies of the industry. Today, it is no different.

To be more specific, we recently were approached about becoming a one-stop shop for the roofing and siding industry. One customer needed all new roofing and siding materials, including the flashing and other types of equipment. At the time, we were only able to provide the flat sheet of material—the customer would have had to go to another vendor in order for the flashings. In order to make it more efficient and cost effective for our customers, we have begun offering flashings and panels as well. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to become more reliable and dependent to our audience?

That’s not where we want this to end. As we are looking to expand even further in the coming years, we invite you to help with our product selection. We want to become more of a one-stop shop with all of the products we offer. We invite you to let us know any suggestions!

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Topics: corrugated metals, roofing and siding, customers, manufacturing