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Rock stars are innovative, creative, high-energy, entertaining, and sometimes inspirational. Their music connects with our ideas and gets woven into the fabric of our lives. We take these ideas and fold them into how we work, play, and strive to be our best selves.

And hey, who doesn’t riff on a mean air guitar…

HMF Express is proud to announce our newest product development: a 20-minute fire rated knock down drywall sidelight frame!

Product Details:
– Rating: 20 minute tested without hose stream
– Maximum door opening: 3’0 x 7’0
– Maximum sidelight size…

Also new for 2016: a 90-minute removable transom bar and panel!!

This product meets the same construction requirements of our existing fire rated transom frames.

Product Details:
– 18 or 16 ga panel with 22 gauge stiffeners
– Maximum transom panel size is 90″ W x 46″ H
– Can also be used in sidelight frames and more …

Where there is smoke there is Fire!

HMF Express doors and frames are suitable for smoke door applications when used with classified smoke and draft control components that bear the “S” mark and Category H smoke and draft control gaskets. This includes three sided frames without transoms (single swing, pairs, double egress pairs and multiple opening frames). Door frames with lights additionally require glazing materials classified as components in fire door assemblies complying with UL 10C.

84% of orders shipped early in September? That would be the new Chicago plant!

Just as with our Wilmington and Atlanta plants, the Chicago plant starts from sheet steel and punches, bends, preps, welds, and paints each product to your custom specifications…

Catch the September issue of DHI magazine to read an article by HMF Express’s Steve Adams on using quick-ship to increase your profits. The article will outline 5 different ways to benefit from the use of quick-ship suppliers in your business…

HMF can do that?

August 10, 2014 News Items

“Can you build me a double egress frame, and make it knock-down drywall?” That’s a question we get all the time. The answer is: YES WE CAN!

Not only can we make you a KD double egress frame for installation after the drywall has been hung – we can fire rate it up to 90 min as well!!