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!

East Coast Vice President Speaks at MCA Winter Meeting

John Trifonoff spoke at the 2021 MCA Winter Meeting representing the MCM Alliance. John is the chair for the MCM Alliance Marketing Committee and he touched on several topics including new members, the alliance’s microsite traffic and the goals for the upcoming year. He and the alliance also recognized and thanked long time MCM Alliance Director Jeff Irwin who will no longer be overseeing the alliance. John, the MCM Alliance and the MCA as a whole look forward to the upcoming year and all the goals they have set!

East Coast Metal Systems Helps Feed Our Youth

ECMS is participating in the Ohio County Schools Backpack program and has the privilege of sponsoring Bridge Street Middle School in Wheeling, WV. This means they are providing meals for roughly 20 students who are eligible for the food assistance program through the county that would possibly go home to no food on the weekend. They provided a breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snacks for both days of the weekend.

We are so proud of them for coordinating this and for lending a helping a hand to those in the Wheeling community!

ECMS Shows Their Support for National Heart Health Month

On Friday, February 5th, people across the country wore red to spread awareness for women’s heart disease and risk of stroke. National Wear Red Day is supported by the American Heart Association and National Heart Health Month.

At East Coast Metal Systems’ Headquarters in Triadelphia, WV, our team can be seen showing their support for National Heart Health Month!

ECMS Highlights Police Headquarters on Nat’l Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th, East Coast Metal Systems highlighted one of their several law enforcement projects.

Utilizing our EC-200 Dry Joint Rainscreen System, ECMS fabricated over 8,000 square feet of metal composite material (MCM) for this police headquarters located in Oklahoma City, OK. With both interior and exterior panels, the architect ADG did a great job of adding a modern aesthetic to a building that houses an institution dating back to the mid-1800s. This project was completed a few years ago and is still one of our favorite projects to showcase!

ECMS Supports Local Youth Services System

Did you know that last year it was estimated that approximately 550,000 youth and young adults under the age of 23 experienced homelessness for longer than a week? More than half of those individuals were under the age of 18. 50% of homeless youth are unsheltered, either sleeping outside or in a place not meant for human occupancy.

This year on Giving Tuesday, which was December 1st, ECMS  supported our local Youth Services System by participating in their annual Sleep Out and raising awareness for an issue that greatly affects our society. In participating in this great community event, Diane Trifonoff and Tiffany Wildern worked together to build a shelter out of cardboard that can be livable. Our theme was “Providing A Roof For The Youth” because so often we forget that something like a roof is a luxury for many of us.

*Our house won “Best Use of Materials” for the Wheeling SleepOut 2020! Way to go, Diane and Tiffany!

 

East Coast Metal Systems Can Now Be Found on BSD SpecLink

ECMS understands specifications and the time it takes to put together a project manual. To ease this task, they have created their own specifications for each of their tested systems that are based off the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) Master Specification.

To take it one step further, East Coast Metal Systems can now be found on BSD SpecLink! This specification software allows architects and spec writers to create specs up to 70% faster. We are excited for this development and hope that it can help our friends in the spec writing world!

ECMS Celebrates National Women’s Equality Day

Today, we celebrate National Women’s Equality Day and the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Women have made such a positive impact on our society and even more so, our industry.

We would like to thank all women, with a special shoutout to the women in the construction industry. With only 9% of the construction industry being female, we encourage all women to learn about all the opportunities our industry has to offer from trade positions to CEO. Equal opportunity is part of the foundation of our company. We are here to empower women and all employees and encourage productivity and economic growth.

As we work towards a world of full equality, we want every woman to know “We stand with you.” If you are interested in one of our open positions or to learn more about ECMS, please email [email protected]

ECMS Holds REPS of Ohio Meeting

On June 25th, East Coast Metal Systems hosted REPS of Ohio for a training session at our facility in Triadelphia, WV. It’s always great to catch up with the team and figure out how we can work together to achieve the best results!

Pictured left to right: Katie Friday, Steve Kerr, Tiffany Wildern, Jennifer Hessler, Bob Andrus, Bill Spencer, John Trifonoff, Ryan Dietz, and Bill Lewis