1461 S Blue Island

Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, 1461 S Blue Island also known as The Rosie, is a mixed-use development in a part of Chicago known as Little Italy. Previously a vacant lot, the developers aimed to provide opportunity and incentive to an economically distressed area of the city. ECMS fabricated over 16,725 square feet of slab edge covers for this project that provided a sleek, modern exterior to this progressive location. As a certified Premium MCM Fabricator, East Coast Metal Systems was able to meet the needs – and exceed the expectations – of all parties involved.

Project Spotlight: Teletech Building

ECMS recently completed this design-build project on the Teletech Building in Moundsville, WV. Our team worked alongside JD&E Construction Services to install 150 sq. ft of Flat Lock Zinc Diamond Panels and (2) Zinc Column Covers.

Chris Beall and Greigh Richardson, both ECMS employees, did an outstanding job on the installation and even helped fabricate the materials used on this facility. The two were integral throughout the design process with our sheet metal shop and we are grateful for the hard work they put in to make this project a success!

ECMS Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

On April 2nd, the East Coast Metal Systems team showed their support on World Autism Awareness Day by wearing the color blue! Blue is not only the color associated with “Autism Speaks“ , but it also can symbolize a feeling of calm and acceptance in a world that can be very loud and challenging sometimes. Way to go, East Coast!

Women in Construction Week

During the week of March 7-13th, East Coast Metal Systems took to social media to show support for our “women in construction!”

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for the NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. We are grateful to have each and every one of the women on our team in ALL of our locations!

ECMS: A Proud Partner on this Year’s US Building of the Year!

Esperanza Health Brighton Park is a marquee project consisting of 9,200 square feet of Alucobond’s Cupral Spectra and 1,200 square feet of OPT Mica Platinum sheets. ECMS fabricated the unique panels utilizing our EC-200 Dry Joint Rainscreen system. This landmark building in Chicago, IL meets the “bold & beautiful” design intent of the project and will most certainly bring bright and energizing vibes to all who visit!


ECMS Celebrates National Engineers Week

This year, National Engineers Week was celebrated February 21-27, and we have some of the very best engineers here at East Coast!

The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make and it is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. Without their expertise, our company wouldn’t be where it is today. Thank you to our Engineering team for their continued hard work!