About Us

Harsco Industrial IKG (IKG) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality steel and aluminum bar grating with several manufacturing plants throughout North America and a Mexican subsidiary, Electroforjados Nacionales, S.A. de C.V. (Irving). Our extensive network of direct sales personnel, distributors and agents serves both the domestic and international markets. We are a division of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC), a leading global industrial services and engineered products company.

We are a market leader in four bar grating product lines: Stock Panels, Fabricated Grating, Mezzanine Grating and Mebac® Safety Products, with unparalleled manufacturing capacity and state-of-the-art information and logistics systems. Our sales and engineering staff is the most knowledgeable in the industry, providing consultative services and solutions to thousands of bar grating customers in a wide range of industries.

Metal bar grating has many applications but is primarily used as an industrial product because of its high strength, relative light weight, and design that allows for light flow and ventilation.

We Are A Division of Harsco Corporation, a $1.7 Billion, MultiNational Corporation

We are a division of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC), a leading global industrial services and engineered products company with close to 10,000 employees and operations in some 30 countries around the world. With worldwide growth, solid business strategies and strong service and product offerings, Harsco is well positioned to apply its resources to maximize our successes in metal bar grating manufacturing technologies, customer services and solutions. Harsco’s investments in new plants and equipment, efficiencies in global purchasing, strong internal controls and standards of corporate governance ensure IKG’s continued leadership as the center of excellence in the grating industry.

IKG's Rich History Spans Over 100 Years

IKG is known as the father of the world grating industry, having invented the first grating products in the early 20th century to enable construction of the New York City subway system. IKG evolved through the merger of the Irving Subway Grating Company, Kerrigan Iron Works Company, Gary Grating Company and Borden Metal Products. Over the past 100 years, IKG and its predecessor companies pioneered a series of "firsts" in the grating industry.

IKG Continues to Pioneer New Grating Products

IKG has continued this pioneering tradition through ongoing research and development of new and improved grating products to serve an increasingly diverse customer base.

  • IKG's Mebac® Safety Products provide the most durable slip-resistant surface available today through a patented process for bonding aluminum oxide grit to a steel or aluminum base. IKG also developed Aluminum EZWeld® and Mebac® Z-Treads.
  • Safe-T-Grid® is another IKG innovation that uses a unique, wide T-Bar walking surface, ideally suited for entrance mats, pedestrian walkways and other applications.
  • IKG introduced Aluminum Flush Top Swaged Grating, combining the safety of a flush top walking surface with the economy of swaged construction, especially suited to water and wastewater treatment plants and similar operations.
  • IKG is the only company in North America to offer GrateCoat® powder coat as the standard finish on Mezzanine Products.

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