HMF began manufacturing custom metal doors and frames in 1989, quickly setting the standard for the shortest lead times and most innovative hollow metal products.
Our business formula is simple. We review orders and clarify questions up-front. We ship orders on the day we say we will ship. We stand behind our quality 100%.
When you have a tight deadline, count on HMF Express. We commit to a ship date when your order is placed and we ship over 99.5% on-time or early.
“Turbo” orders ship the very same day you place them. “Express” orders ship in 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days. Our standard lead time is 8-10 days. Exceptionally large and complex orders may take longer.
HMF Express is there for you when your reputation is on the line. Don’t take our word for it — here is what our customers say:
Thanks HMF Express! You’re literally the best. No other rep or salesperson I dealt with responds so quickly & is as helpful as you are and I appreciate that!
Thank you. It’s an awesome feeling knowing that when we call and ask for something to happen I know it will happen 99.999999% of the time! HMF really makes this job a LOT less stressful!
I really, really appreciate all that you did. It kept me out of a very bad situation with an extremely difficult customer.
HMF Express doors and frames are fabricated to the highest industry standards, including the hollow metal manufacturers’ association specification ANSI/NAAMM HMMA 861 and others. Our products are certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Warnock Hersey International (WHI), the Florida Building Counsel (FBC), and several independent quality assurance organizations.
With state of the art equipment and a talented team of industry professionals, HMF Express delivers all custom sizes and hardware preps in our commercial series doors, welded frames, knocked-down (KD) frames, and specialty products including stainless steel, sound (STC), bullet resistant, radius, and more.
HMF Express Chicago is moving to a new address. Effective date is tbd.
2401 American Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
This location is just a couple of miles from our original location near Chicago’s O’Hare airport. It is convenient to several major highways, including I90, I294, I290, and I355
The move lets us expand our welding area, update our painting system, improve shop safety, and produce more locally. It supports our focus on being your go-to source for custom and quick ship hollow metal in Chicago.
Please forward this information to your logistics team to help them get to the new location when it opens.
8825 Torresdale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Business hours initially are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone number is 910.452.1845.
Manager: Gabriel Manea
This location is right off I95 and is convenient to the PA Turnpike and all of the NJ bridges.
The factory is still in a start-up phase. We may continue manufacturing orders elsewhere during this transition and will get material to Philadelphia for pickup. Some Express orders and special products may need to ship from other locations. We will quote freight terms on an order by order basis.
If you have more questions, please call your sales manager to discuss. Thank you for your support as we work to improve our service and delivery for you!
We will be in Baltimore for the 2018 DHI ConNextions industry trade show. Come see us in booth #324!
Critical for frames in new masonry walls to have silencers installed prior to installation to prevent mortar leakage through silencer holes. Silencers and holes not required on frames using adhesive applied smoke seal weatherstripping.
There are 2 basic types of Coordinators. Both only require reinforcements in hollow metal frames for surface mounting.
Even in a perfect world, the job of the door and hardware distributor is extremely demanding. (Kudos to you in these roles!) Every good distributor has a style, a philosophy, or a way of doing business that has gotten them to where they are now. With your reputation on the line with every order, great distributors must have great vendors to be successful. So what steps can you take to ensure that your vendor partners will help protect and enhance your business reputation and help you in your difficult role as a distributor?…
A good distributor should respond to contractor concerns. Contractors rightly expect their door and hardware supplier to be their door, frame and hardware expert. But when a contractor calls with a field installation issue, what is the best way for a good distributor to.. respond? The stark reality of business is that there is very little time to drop what you are doing and visit a jobsite every time your contractor calls with a door or frame fitting issue…
Recently published in Doors and Hardware (September 2014)
WHEN THE MARKET SHRANK IN 2009 AND 2010, many door and hardware distributors adopted a “low price” strategy to survive. Sales have improved somewhat since then, but profits have not returned to historical levels. Faced with weak margins, distributors now have three choices of how to raise profits: lower costs further, raise prices, or shift to a higher-margin business strategy based on better service…