Eastern Metal Supply
Direct Metals supplies aluminum perforated
acquires Tigress Trading
metal for Mississippi River Museum
Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a national
Direct Metals, an international steel service center with loca-
was fastened to a
distributor of aluminum extrusions and
tions in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., has provided cus-
sheet products based in Lake Worth, Fla.,
tom aluminum perforated metal in the construction of the
steel tubing frame.
has purchased Tigress Trading Co. Inc.
Tunica Riverpark & Museum in Tunica, Miss.
The building in-
and Tigress Specialty Metals Products
The company supplied 0.125-in.-thick aluminum perforat-
cludes a 2,100-sq.-
Mfg. Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ac-
ed metal in three different perforation patterns for the front
ft. lobby, an ob-
quisition will strengthen EMS’s presence
façade of the building. One-third of the job had 0.75-in.-dia.
servation platform that overlooks the river, an aquarium with
in the saltwater sports fishing industry.
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holes, another third had 1-in.-dia. holes, and the remainder
four large marine exhibits, and indoor and outdoor space for
Tigress manufactures and distributes
was supplied with 1.25-in.-dia. holes.
meetings and events.
a diverse product line including rod
holders, outriggers and accessories, kite
fishing tackle, antenna mounts, lighting, chair accessories, and precision-engineered sports fishing equipment.
The Connor Group
headquarters building won MCA’s 2015
Chairman’s Award for
MCA announces 2015
Chairman’s Award winners
Selected by a panel of professional architects, eight outstanding building
projects from across the country have
been recognized by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) with its 2015
The awards are given to the year’s
most exceptional building projects
involving MCA member companies.
Awards are based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role
of metal in achieving project objectives.
The award winners are:
• Overall Excellence—The Connor
Group central support office,
Forms Inc. corporate headquarters,
• Education—Colleges and
Universities: Los Angeles Trade
Technical College, Mariposa
Learning Resource Center,
• Education—Primary and
Secondary Schools: Intrinsic
Charter School, Chicago
• Institutional—University of
California San Diego Jacobs
Medical Center central plant,
La Jolla, Calif.
• Metal Roofing—Pearl Izumi North
American corporate headquarters,
• Municipal—Principal Riverwalk
Pavilion and Pump House, Des
• Residential—1611 West Division