Metal Industries is proud to be celebrating 70 years of manufacturing excellence! From our humble beginning in 1947 at a Clearwater, FL airstrip to today, Metal Industries, Inc. remains dedicated to the core principles of our founder, Mr. J. T. Walker.
Having a strong work ethic and ambition, Mr. Walker turned his early passion for flight into a successful aviation career. During WWII he was a civilian flight instructor for the U.S. Navy and a test pilot for the B-29 Bomber. After the war he went into business in Clearwater, FL, purchasing with his partners an airstrip where he continued to instruct returning veterans in flight, only stopping when the U.S. government ceased underwriting the costs of teaching war veterans to fly.
Undaunted and ever an astute businessman, Mr. Walker and his partners converted the airstrip hangers into a metal screen manufacturing facility for the growing housing market in Florida and thus, Metal Industries, Inc. was born. A fortuitous visit from someone looking for an ‘air vent’ steered him into the fledgling HVAC industry and the rest as they say is ‘history’.
Over the years, Metal Industries has expanded our product lines, manufacturing capabilities and facilities with a vision of providing superior customer service and unmatched lead time in the HVAC industry – a vision we can confidently state we’ve achieved.
At Metal Industries we have never strayed from our founder’s principles – those of integrity, accountability and respect. These core values are not only the basis of our operation, they also inform how we treat our customers, our team, our community and environment. Our founder’s vision – even after 70 years in business – lives on as we look to the future. Happy Anniversary, Metal Industries!
After an exhaustive quality system audit, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. (PJR), a UKAS and ANAB Accredited management systems certification body, has verified that Metal Industries North Carolina facility conforms with the requirements necessary to achieve this distinction.
Metal Industries has long been dedicated to providing a quality product and to keeping our customers and their needs at the forefront of all we do. ISO 9001:2015 certification effectively demonstrates our continuing dedication to quality and customer satisfaction above and beyond the normal practices of uncertified organizations.
By demonstrating our dedication through certification, the 70-year-long reputation of Metal Industries, Inc. is further emphasized and acknowledged – a boundless commitment to our customer and to providing a quality product on time, every time.
Please see the official PRESS RELEASE from PJR.
Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. is dedicated to differentiating itself as an effective provider of certification services, as well as ensuring that we create value for our customers, industry stakeholders, and employees. PJR understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management system certification activities, manages conflict of interest, and ensures the objectivity of its management certification activities.