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19Aug 2018

Tech Tips: Coordinators

August 19, 2018 News, Tips

There are 2 basic types of Coordinators. Both only require reinforcements in hollow metal frames for surface mounting.

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19Aug 2018

Now in Philadelphia!

August 19, 2018 News

HMF Express
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!

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30Jul 2018
KD Sidelight 20-minute

Like KD drywall 3-sided frames, you can save time and money by installing KD drywall borrow lights, sidelight, transom, and other KD drywall elevations.

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21May 2018

HMF Express Chicago is moving to a new address.  Effective date is tbd.

HMF Express
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. 

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Things to Consider – Spats A Spat is a full profile cover to wrap the bottom portion of a jamb Can be furnished for a new jamb or most commonly for retro-fit over existing jamb Used to cover or prevent rust in most applications Stainless steel is most common material used Could also be A60 […]

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