OGi Architectural Metal Solutions, an Ohio Gratings, Inc. company (OGi), provided the galvanized and powder-coated PressLock Steel Fencing for the All Wars Memorial in Atlantic City, NJ. The All Wars Memorial Building had its grand opening in April 2008 after an $11 million renovation and expansion which was jointly funded by Atlantic City and the CRDA. The new playground addition required a secure perimeter fence that was visually open yet strong and durable. For this purpose, the company’s PressLock Urban steel fence configuration was used and installed between brick piers and as single- and double-swing gates with ornamental fabrication. The playground also had several areas for shade where the PressLock Urban fence material was used as a trellis system above.
OGi manufactured and fabricated the fence materials and provided fence posts, gates and hardware. Fence panels were 5'-6" in height, 4'-2" in width with a mesh opening of 2-3/16" x 5-1/4". The in-line fence posts were 2" x 1/2" steel flat bar galvanized with powder coating to match the fence. Posts were core-drilled and embedded at 18" and gate assemblies had a 2" x 2" HSS welded steel tube miter cut. Gate posts were a 4" x 4" HSS steel tube embedded 24" in concrete. All fence material utilized the PressLock fence mounting system with a welded mounting bar at top and bottom. This bar had extended formed arms that met the posts and an aligned, slotted hole to facilitate installation. The material has withstood the rigors of an inner-city playground and has allowed for a safe and secure outdoor area for the youth of the community.
OGi is headquartered in Canton, OH, and has a 312,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in that city. Other production facilities are located in Ridgeland, SC; Houston, TX and Lindon, UT. The company operates in accordance with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and NAAMM (National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers) standards. Some applications of OGi?s bar grating products include entranceways, walkways for oil and gas platforms, water and wastewater treatment plants, stair treads, mezzanine decking, sun screens, vent grilles, handrail panels, security screens, louvers, visual barriers, fences, trenches, etc. To learn more, visit www.ohiogratings.com.