Metal Industries is proud to be celebrating 70 years of manufacturing excellence! From our humble beginning in 1947 at a Clearwater, FL airstrip to today, Metal Industries, Inc. remains dedicated to the core principles of our founder, Mr. J. T. Walker.
Having a strong work ethic and ambition, Mr. Walker turned his early passion for flight into a successful aviation career. During WWII he was a civilian flight instructor for the U.S. Navy and a test pilot for the B-29 Bomber. After the war he went into business in Clearwater, FL, purchasing with his partners an airstrip where he continued to instruct returning veterans in flight, only stopping when the U.S. government ceased underwriting the costs of teaching war veterans to fly.
Undaunted and ever an astute businessman, Mr. Walker and his partners converted the airstrip hangers into a metal screen manufacturing facility for the growing housing market in Florida and thus, Metal Industries, Inc. was born. A fortuitous visit from someone looking for an ‘air vent’ steered him into the fledgling HVAC industry and the rest as they say is ‘history’.
Over the years, Metal Industries has expanded our product lines, manufacturing capabilities and facilities with a vision of providing superior customer service and unmatched lead time in the HVAC industry – a vision we can confidently state we’ve achieved.
At Metal Industries we have never strayed from our founder’s principles – those of integrity, accountability and respect. These core values are not only the basis of our operation, they also inform how we treat our customers, our team, our community and environment. Our founder’s vision – even after 70 years in business – lives on as we look to the future. Happy Anniversary, Metal Industries!
USAIRE has released an updated catalog in 2016 in conjunction with the release of our new website. The updated catalog features a fresh new look and feel while still being easy to navigate.
The udpated catalog is available for download HERE.
If you wish to receive print copies of the updated catalog, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to provide them!
Metal Industries, Inc. once again attended the HARDI annual conference. This year’s conference was held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on the dates of December 5th through the 8th. Metal Industries’ four brands, Metalaire, USAire, NCA, and Performance Aire, were all represented.
The HARDI conference is a great chance to meet with industry leaders, purchasing cooperatives, current clients and representatives, and potential prospects. The booth program provided Metal Industries a showcase to highlight product offerings from all of the brands.
In addition to the numerous educational sessions, keynote speeches from John Rossman of Amazon fame and Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix, were extremely entertaining, informative and inspiring. Dr. Alan Beaulieu once again delivered his economic forecast with insightful intellect and a great sense of humor. Attendees left better prepared for facing challenges in their businesses and personal goals.
There were several opportunities to socialize and network with fellow industry professionals in a comfortable and convenient setting.
The HARDI annual conference allows all who attend to strengthen existing relationships, continue their industry education, and forge new bonds. Metal Industries is already making plans to attend the 2016 HARDI conference scheduled for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Metal Industries’ Bushnell Plant has been recertified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award recipient. As noted in a congratulatory letter from Florida Governor Rick Scott, the SHARP award is recognition of Metal Industries exemplary commitment to our employees’ health and safety at our Bushnell, FL facility.
Metal Industries Bushnell facility was originally awarded SHARP status in 2012 after a long and thorough audit process. SHARP status exempts manufacturing plants from regular OSHA inspections during the period the SHARP award is in effect. The 3-year renewal plaque was presented to Bushnell Plant Manager Mark Paul by Kurt Petermeyer, Regional Administrator of OSHA at a plant-wide celebration event on Friday, April 17, 2015. Congratulations to the entire team!