Metal-Era was founded as a small manufacturing plant in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1980. By the late 1980s, the company had grown substantially and moved into a 44,000-square-foot facility.
Metal-Era’s business continued to grow rapidly, introducing new brands like the contractor-friendly Edge Systems One and expanding into new areas such as ventilation with the innovative Airflow Solutions products. To accommodate its growing needs, Metal-Era continued to expand manufacturing, warehouse and administrative space, now occupying more than 100,000 square feet.
In 2008, robotics were introduced into Metal-Era’s manufacturing process to increase productivity and consistency as well as improve lead times. The first robot was used for spring clip automation; this process was such a success that more robots were added. Metal-Era now has additional robots focused on notching, acute forming and clip finishing. The use of robotics has enabled Metal-Era to standardize its products and dramatically improve efficiencies. For customers, this means high performance products that are quick to ship.
To learn more about Metal-Era, visit the website, www.metalera.com.