Polished Stainless Steel & Brass Cladding / Architectural Industry
C.P. Eakes Company is the prime supplier of architectural cladding for a national manufacturer of glass door and storefront systems. This cladding acts as a veneer, so the cladding must be formed to provide a hand-in-glove fit to the extruded aluminum members. The cladding material is usually brass or aluminum, polished to a #4 satin finish or #8 mirror finish, so the bending process must be both delicate to protect the high material finish and precise to ensure a perfect fit.
We set up an increased raw inventory stocking program in order to provide a quick ship program for both metals in both finishes, all formed to custom sizes and lengths. Delivery times have been reduced by 35% for stainless steel and 70% for brass. Quality is measured for each part on each order, and we have maintained a 99.94% or better quality rate for each of the last seven years. We have now introduced cladding programs using painted and anodized aluminum.