Freight damage

Freight damage happens. There is nothing more frustrating than getting ready to deliver materials to the job site, and you unpack the frame or doors only to find them damaged in transit. We work hard to package material so that no damage occurs, but unfortunate things can happen at freight terminals. How do you avoid the […]

Install and troubleshoot hollow metal door frame

“You want me to do what? Meet you at the job site to measure existing frames for door and hardware replacement?”
In our continuing efforts to help our distributor friends, we have a number of useful tools on our website for when you’re called upon to measure existing openings or for door installation.

Angled sidelight

We made a sidelight with an angled mullion in one our downstairs offices. This frame has a 1 3/4″ removable panel at the bottom, a 1/4″ removable panel in the middle, and glass in the top. Another fine job by the engineers and manufacturing folks!

Florida building code hurricane palm trees

HMF Express now has an extensive set of hollow metal approvals to the 2014 version of the Florida Building Code (FBC). The listings include side light and transom frame openings, borrowed lights, …

Radius frame in brick wall

HMF Express is a great source for radius top frames, and we’ll work with you to make sure you get exactly what your customer needs.

We can work from your drawings or specifications, and it is common for us to match a cardboard template that you send in from a tracing made on the job site…

Hollow metal rock stars

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…

KD Sidelight 20-minute

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…

Removable mullion 90-minute

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 …

Chicago Paint Booth

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…

Increase your profits

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…