Corrugated Metals Blog

Corrugated Metals & Thacher Island, Massachusetts

Posted by Ken Carlton

Oct 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Thacher_Island_IMG_0356One of this year’s interesting projects, was an order for corrugated Aluminum replacement panels for a 50 year-old catch basin for rain water. The 25,000-gallon basin is located under a roof on Thacher Island, a 50-acre National Historic Landmark off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts. Captain John Smith visited the island in 1614.

Peter Bergholtz, VP of the Thacher Island Association, said that our Sinewave panels fit perfectly over the 50-year old panels. “I was very elated with everything, just what we wanted”, was Peter’s comment after finishing the first phase of the project this year.

Thacher Island hosts about 2,000 visitors annually. A ferry runs every Wednesday and Saturday from June through the first weekend in September. If you are interested in visiting or viewing images of Thacher Island, check out their website:


If you need a quote for corrugated metal roofing or siding, please give us a call.Our sales staff is ready to assist you with your project.




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Topics: metals, corrugated, quality materials, aluminum, customers

125 Years and Still Going Strong

Posted by Ken Carlton

Sep 18, 2012 9:00:00 AM

In 1887, as Thomas Edison established his first laboratory, Otis patented the elevator, and the Mighty (Dan) Casey struck out, Corrugated Metals (then known as Penn Metals), opened its doors for business in Jersey City, NJ. Our long history, condensed version: In the original five thousand square foot facility, operations consisted of forming aluminum and steel industrial, commercial, and architectural roofing and siding products. In 1958, the company was purchased by long term employee Edward S. Carlton, and in 1971 his son, Edward S. Carlton, Jr., assumed the role as president, changing its name to Corrugated Metals, Inc. Later in the decade as business prospered, a second plant was opened in Chicago, and operations were consolidated into this one hundred thousand square foot facility in 1991. At the same time our product line was expanded to include component parts for the freight car, passenger rail, construction, and trailer markets. The 2000’s brought us into the military industry as a supplier of blast and vehicle barrier systems.

What has kept us thriving? A focus on the core principles and sound fundamentals of running a business. Seizing growth and expansion opportunities without taking unnecessary risks. Uncompromising quality. Providing value to our customers, and establishing a trusted relationship with them and our suppliers. Respect for our staff and a worker-friendly environment. Experience in managing the good times and bad.

In the last 125 years, we’ve seen many businesses, from “mom and pop shops” to Fortune 500 companies, come and go. We’re still here, and look forward to our next 100 years! Thanks for reading our first blog and getting to know us a bit better. We invite you back for monthly updates on us and the industry. In the meantime, please visit our website to learn about all we have to offer.

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Topics: architectural roofing, blast barrier systems, metals, steel industrial, vehicle barrier systems