When Rigidized® Metals Corporation, originally Rigid-tex® Corporation, was founded in 1940, its main thrust was to provide deep textured metal for industrial applications. Today, nearly 75 years later, with its third generation of family-owned leadership, Rigidized® Metals Corporation continues to lead the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals, now used in architectural, industrial, and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals Corporation proudly produces deep textured metals in Buffalo, NY, USA. From serving the war effort in the 1940s to providing solutions and offerings for transportation, aerospace, architecture and design today, Rigidized® Metals’ products can be found in a wide array of applications, including the futuristic IBM Building (now the United Steel Workers Building) in Pittsburgh, the iconic Unisphere in New York City, Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls, NY and hundreds of other installations and countless applications, providing a strong, uniquely beautiful, and highly durable solution. Check out our ever-expanding portfolio, here..
Since 1940, original pattern 5WL® remains in service while new textures and applications are ever evolving.