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.
East Coast Panels Currently Being Installed on Local Sports Complex
East Coast Metal Systems panels are currently being installed at the Highlands Sports Complex in Triadelphia, West Virginia.
The Sports Complex is set to open Spring 2020 and we are proud to have a hand in the creation of this local facility. The building will give individuals the opportunity to play both indoor and outdoor sports year-round and it will house multiple volleyball courts, a football field, and an arcade are just some of the amenities.
Our team is very excited about this project because it’s extremely close to East Coast’s office in Triadelphia so we have seen it progress from its very beginning stages!
East Coast Metal Systems Vice President to Present at METALCON
John Trifonoff, Vice President of East Coast Metal Systems, is planning to present at METALCON in Las Vegas, Nevada this October. As of now, METALCON is still set to take place October 21-23 at The Las Vegas Convention Center. METALCON is the only global event dedicated to the use of metal in design and construction.
Trifonoff will be speaking about a presentation titled, Bring Your MCM to Life with a Quality MCM Fabricator. East Coast is a proud MCM Fabricator and we are pleased to see our company be represented at this event once again!
ECMS Featured in Metal Architecture News for Recent COVID-19 Donation
East Coast Metal Systems was recently featured on Metal Architecture’s website and social media pages following their donation of aluminum nose pieces for frontline workers. East Coast teamed up with Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 to make this possible and the outcome was awesome.
East Coast Vice President John Trifonoff said, “We’ve always had a great relationship with our local unions, and when we were asked to help, we were happy to do so. We’re grateful for the opportunity to assist in any way we can during this time of crisis.”
A little bit of help can go a long way and we are proud to be able to utilize our skills and resources in the fight against COVID-19.
Weekly Training Sessions
MAY 2019 – East Coast Metal Systems (ECMS) held a specification overview training session for new interns as well as current employees, which was lead by Engineering Manager John Hyde and Pre-Construction Coordinator Tiffany Wildern.
The training consisted of learning the purpose of a spec, why they are important to ECMS, the structure and division of a spec, and an example breakdown of a current job in production spec. Additional trainings will be held on a weekly basis covering all aspects of the business.
From drawings to submittals, the ECMS team will follow the structure of the job from invitation to bid and fabrication. Following this process will allow for current employees, new hires, and interns to gain a better understanding of what we do, how we do it, and why we do it.
“Steve Kerr, John Hyde, and I wanted to implement a training program that would not only train our interns about the process ECMS follows and why, but also to offer continuing education for current employees,” said Tiffany. “Offering these training sessions will allow knowledge to be shared and our business to grow and develop as a leader in the metal industry.”