PressLock Grille from Ohio Gratings Inc., (OGI) of Canton, OH, is featured on the recently completed Blackhawk/Halsted Parking Deck in Chicago, IL. According to the manufacturer, its product was specified for its ability to meet the architect’s demands for a lightweight, open product.
Structural steel supports were added around the parking structure to allow for continuous panel alignment as the ramps of the parking deck changed levels. Smaller panels were used as part of a segmented arc at their north elevation to create a canopy that extends over the top of the parking deck. All materials were bolted into place through welded anchor plates and steel structural supports. The material was installed with a galvanized finish to compliment the industrial esthetics of the building.
Ohio Gratings Inc. is headquartered in Canton, OH. In addition to a 312,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Canton, OGI has production operations in Ridgeland, SC; Houston, TX and Lindon, UT. Applications for the company’s bar grating productions 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.