Dec 22, 2017
Santa at the North Pole

The Christmas season reminds us of the joy and love we are blessed with in our lives, now and throughout the year. Christmas can give us a renewed heart to look for ways we can give of ourselves and serve others. We can forget about our differences and come together to celebrate the good that is in the world. For many, this celebration...

Dec 18, 2017
Hollow Metal Door

Commercial hollow metal doors can come in several different metal face thicknesses or gages. Hollow metal doors also come with many options for the door core such as honeycomb or insulated cores. You can read more about hollow metal door cores here. The purpose of this article is to cover the more common door elevations you'll see. An...

Dec 11, 2017
Team at work in the office

As the New Year approaches we look back at our history and remember our legacy as a commercial door company. Beacon Metals was founded in 1966 by John Riches. Just before the founding of Beacon Metals, John worked for Buehner block. Part of his role at Buehner block was working with window bucks and commercial metal doors. When the...

Dec 4, 2017
Doors being held open

Door holding hardware allows people and material to be moved through the opening without the worry of the door closing and needing to be reopened constantly. Areas where a hold open function is often used include storage rooms, exterior entry doors, stairwell doors, classroom doors, and corridors. High usage of door hardware will require...


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