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.
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Expanded metal is made from sheet stock and is 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 material can then be cold-rolled to its originally flattened state, which creates what is called flattened expanded metal. Flattened expanded is useful when the rough texture of regular expanded metal is not desirable and is used mostly in decorative or architectural applications. Expanded metal grating is typically used for walkways and is made from heavier plate with larger openings (diamonds).
AMICO produces Diamond-Grip, Safety-Grip and Safety-Tread plank grating. Plank grating 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. This is an ideal product for industrial catwalks and walkways as it provides maximum slip resistance, is self-cleaning (debris tends to fall through the openings), and is very simple and economical to install. 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.
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. This product has excellent slip resistance, performs well in harsh environments, and is easy to cut and 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; it can also be attached to the top of SeaSafe grating when a smoother walking surface is desired.
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