AMICO and AMICO/Seasafe
Mailing Address (US):
3245 Fayette Avenue, PO Box 3928, Birmingham, Alabama 35208
Alabama Metals Industries Corporation, or AMICO, began in 1939 as a manufacturer of metal lath and has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of expanded metal products. AMICO has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout North America and the full range of capabilities to compliment our manufacturing strength. Make no mistake, we are not just a re-seller of safety grating and expanded metal, we make it.
Seasafe is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMICO and manufactures molded and pultruded fiberglass reinforced plastic (frp). Seasafe has all the powerful tools that AMICO possesses and can also provide panels or fabricated grating to your specifications.
Please visit our websites by clicking the logos above where you will find access to all our catalogs, load charts, contacts and the full listing of all products AMICO and Seasafe offer. Please see below for just a few of our products and the applications they can be used for.
- Expanded Metal – is made from sheet stock simultaneously slit and stretched into a rigid, non-raveling open mesh. This process creates strands and bonds that form a sharp angle to the original plane of the sheet. This gives the material a rough texture well suited for adhering other materials to or creating a non-slip surface. This is called regular expanded metal. This material can then be cold-rolled creating flattened expanded metal. This returns the material to its original flattened state. Useful when the rough texture of regular expanded metal is not desirable, as in decorative or architectural applications. Expanded metal grating is typically used for walkways and is made from heavier plate with larger openings (diamonds).
Materials: carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum
Applications: catwalks, elevated walkways, architectural and décor, sunshade, vehicle steps and running boards, concrete and plaster reinforcement, outdoor furniture, partition security, grilles, tunnel linings, stairtreads, shelving, sewage filters, heater guards, shellfish pots, machine guards, fencing, conveyor guards
- Safety (Plank) Grating – AMICO produces Diamond-Grip, Safety-Grip and Safety-Tread plank grating. It is a one-piece metal plank manufactured by a cold forming process in the shape of a channel. The web of the channel is the walking surface and has small openings punched into the walking surface to provide excellent slip resistance. These opening can be diamond shaped or round. It is an ideal product for industrial catwalks and walkways as it provides maximum slip resistance, is self-cleaning as debris tends to fall through the openings and is very simple and economical to install as the one-piece construction is self-supporting and has a very high strength to weight ratio. AMICO also makes Safety Tread Flooring which can cover large areas to provide slip resistance while allowing fluids to pass through.
Materials: Carbon steel (bare, galvanized and pre-galvanized), stainless steel and aluminum
Applications: walkways, catwalks, stair treads, ramps, maintenance stands, ladder treads, factory flooring, cell phone towers, scaffolding
- Fiberglass (frp) Grating – AMICO’s subsidiary, SeaSafe, is a manufacturer of GatorGrate molded fiberglass grating which is ideal where lightweight, fire-retardant grating is required. Standard panels are available in three resin systems (PFR, IFR Plus and VFR), two top-surface configurations, four panel sizes and five standard grid patterns. It has excellent slip resistance and performs well in harsh environments. It is easy to cut and its light weight makes it easy to install. For outdoor deck surfaces, consider using SeaSafe GatorGrate grating instead of treated lumber. It lasts far longer, allows passage of light and debris and does not leach caustic chemicals into the environment. For applications where higher strength is required, consider SeaSafe Gatordeck Pultruded Grating made in I-bar and T-bar configurations depending on your requirements. SeaSafe also makes GatorPlate floor plate which is useful when creating a non-slip surface over a large area is desired. It can also be attached to the top of SeaSafe grating when a smoother walking surface is desired.
Materials: reinforced polyester or vinylester, PFR, IFR Plus and VFR resin systems, pultruded molding
Applications: floor systems, walkways, work platforms, stairs, ramps, trench covers, catwalks. Suitable for us in harsh environments and industries including: maritime, oil/gas, mining, smelting, refining, food processing, beverage, chemical processing, water and wastewater treatment facilities, metal finishing, pulp & paper, transportation, pharmaceutical and textile.