Architectural Aluminum FAQs
How does Eagle stand out as standard aluminum extrusion supplier?
Architectural aluminum fabricators with an urgent need for standard aluminum extrusions will call Eagle because they know we can meet standard-shape needs whether the quantity is one piece, or 1,000 pieces. When a project manager suddenly needs 10,000 linear feet of 1” x 1” x 1/16” satin anodized equal-leg angle – and must have it within one week – only a company with Eagle’s inventory depth and breadth can fulfill that immediate need from stock.
Why is Eagle able to step-up where other suppliers can’t?
It’s not unusual for some aluminum extrusion suppliers to carry many standard shapes in stock, but only in small to mid-size quantities. Eagle Mouldings is almost 30 years in the business supplying custom and standard extrusions to the architectural aluminum industry. We can fill a large order – on short or no lead time – next-day out of our inventory. We simply carry one of the largest inventories of anodized extrusions found anywhere.
Does Eagle provide custom aluminum extrusions for commercial wall panel systems?
Partnering with panel and millwork manufacturing companies – as well as specifying architects – are priorities and specialties for Eagle. We are experts in providing custom aluminum extrusions designed and integrated to work with wall and panel systems for the architectural aluminum industry. Working with extrusion designs provided by the millwork company or architect, Eagle will provide the customer with a custom die print, the custom extrusion, any light fabrication required, and a custom finish from a wide range of commercial-quality finish options frequently used in architectural wall and panel solutions.
Doesn’t every supplier carry millions of feet of aluminum extrusion inventory?
We know what it takes to be a premier go-to source for standard extrusions . . . because we understand our competitors’ capabilities. A supplier that does not carry a minimum of 10 million feet of aluminum extrusions in stock, at any given time and in a variety of finishes, is offering nowhere near what Eagle Mouldings can provide.
Do you supply custom aluminum extrusions?
One of the most frequent comments we hear from first-time architectural aluminum customers buying standard extrusions from Eagle is: “I wish I would have known about you guys five years ago.” That’s because Eagle can provide the same fast, high-quality and competitively priced aluminum extrusions whether it’s a stock item or a unique custom aluminum extrusion. Many aluminum extruders say they handle “custom,” but they really prefer to sell only what is on their website, or in a catalog. Eagle fills custom aluminum extrusion orders on a daily basis.
How does Eagle stand out when it comes to custom aluminum extrusions?
An extrusion mill may not want to deal with – and can’t handle – a custom aluminum extrusion order unless the customer can meet a minimum order size. That’s especially true when the spec starts with engineering, and the finished product involves machining or other fab, specialized color-match, or a mechanical finish. Simply said, most mills can’t drop down to smaller quantities and still get the order done profitably. Eagle was built on opportunities to serve customers while being small enough and agile enough to make a custom extrusion order happen for any order size. Even when it involves a complex combinations of short lead time, fabrication, color and finish.
How does Eagle handle custom colors and finishes?
One of the most important things we do for architectural aluminum customers – particularly when it comes to architects and designers – is to be a specialist and a consultant on aluminum extrusion custom colors and finishes. An architect creating something new and unique has a very clear idea about the finished look and feel of the project. But they’re not experts in all the details of aluminum finishing, from powder coating and wet painting to anodizing and mechanical finishes. We’re glad to make that our job. An architect might call-out a brushed finish, but they really are envisioning a satin finish. The two finishes are completely distinct from each other and require different processes.
What do architectural aluminum customers say about the quality of Eagle aluminum extrusions?
Architectural aluminum companies frequently find Eagle because – even over the course of working with another supplier for years – product frequently arrives at their dock late, in substandard condition, or both. Eagle has a reputation for meeting tight deadlines and shipping in substantial protective packaging. We make high quality a standard outcome. Our customers know Eagle product will arrive in great shape every time they do business with us.
Do you have a minimum order?
Eagle Mouldings has no order minimum.
Will you ship directly to a job site?
Yes, if someone can sign for delivery.
Do you ship international orders?
Eagle ships anywhere FedEx and UPS deliver.
Can I pick up my order at your warehouse?
Customers can pick up orders during standard business hours. We will also make accommodations, outside business hours, when possible.