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  • Metal Stairpans for Commercial Stairways

    Stairpans are used to hold poured concrete, creating a safe and durable walkway that provides strong support. MFS has decades of experience manufacturing steel stairpans for the commercial building industry.
  • The Bones of a Commercial Steel Stairwell

    Red primer painted stairpans and landing pans, prior to concrete pour. Image features our Space Saving Stairpan, designed for a high profile high-rise apartment building in NYC.


  • Surfacing Concrete on Job

    A customer is smoothing the surface of the wet concrete after it has been poured into our metal landing pans
  • Diamond Plate (Checker Plate) Stair Tread

    One of the most common materials we manufacture stair treads from is diamond plate steel, which offers a superior anti-slip surface
  • Diamond Plate Stair Treads

    Red primer painted diamond plate (checker plate) stair treads
  • Perforated Stair Treads

    Perforated stair treads: skidded, bound and ready for transport!
  • Bar Grating Stair Treads

    We now offer bar grating stair treads. Picture here are a stack of black painted bar grating treads with anti-slip nosing
  • Carrier Angles

    Here you see the underside of a red primer painted run of stairs. The carrier angles have been welded to the stairpan and stringers, creating a reinforced stair
  • Dock Shelter Hoods

    We sell a variety of Loading Dock Products, including Dock Shelter Canopy Hoods, which can be painted to match your building colors
  • Dock Shelter Canopy Hoods

    A set of five dock shelter canopy hoods getting ready to be shipped out to our customer
  • Industrial Pipe Guards

    Industrial Pipe Guards protect your plumbing pipes, electrical conduit, gas lines and other exposed items, which could be easily damaged by vehicles, fork lifts and machinery
  • Concrete Pour Stop

    Keep your poured concrete right where you want it, while it sets, with fabricated metal concrete pour stops
  • Infill Panels & Hems

    We also fabricate infill panels from a variety of materials (metal wire, steel mesh, laser cut hole patterns on steel sheets, and more) and the metal u-edging hems that protect jagged edges
  • Metal Sheets & Plate in Stock!

    We stock a vast array of steel sheets and plates, flat bar, round bar, round tube and square tube so we can turn your project around fast!
  • Structural Steel Stair Erection

    A peek inside a commercial high-rise building as our stairs are being put into place

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