Our FRP systems are OSHA-compliant and can be used across all types of industries. With a choice of colors, styles and finishes, you can easily integrate fiberglass reinforced plastic structurals to an existing facility or installation or have us create a new system from the ground up. Our team has experience offering intelligent solutions for your industrial grating, guarding, passageway and climbing requirements and can work with your plans, blueprints and drawings to create an optimized FRP system.
Marco Specialty Steel offers all standard shapes used for structural projects. They are manufactured in both vinyl ester (standard color is beige) and polyester (standard color is dark gray). Embedment angles are only manufactured in vinyl ester and standard in dark gray to compliment the color of concrete.
Marco’s HandRail Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Handrail Systems are safe, OSHA compliant, corrosion resistant, virtually maintenance free, and easy to install.
MSS’s standard industrial HandRail is a 2-rail system with kickplate fabricated from its high strength pultruded structural shapes with UV inhibitors manufactured into the resin and synthetic surfacing veils that allow a resin rich surface. Standard systems are produced in safety yellow, with other colors available upon request.
Handrails are available prefabricated and factory assembled or can be shipped in components for easy on site field fabrication. A factory applied UV coating is recommended when handrails will be utilized outdoors.
Marco’s OSHA compliant handrails are offered in four versions: light duty, standard, heavy duty, and an ergonomic oval system. Custom handrail systems for other applications including landscaping, architectural and ADA compliance are also available upon special order request.
|Light Duty||Standard||Heavy Duty Handrail||Ergonomic Oval|
|Top Rail||1 5/8” x 3/16”|
|2” x 1/4”|
|2” x 1/4”|
|2 1/8” x 1 1/2” x 1/4”
|Post||2” x 3/16”|
|2” x 1/4”|
|2” x 1/4”|
|2” x 1/4”
|Mid Rail||1 1/2” Ø x 1/8”|
|1 1/2” Ø x 1/8”|
|2” x 1/4”|
|1 1/2” Ø x 1/8”
|Kickplate||4” x 1/2” x 1/8” Ribbed|
|Pedestal||FRP Molded Part / SS316 / Other designs also available|
Typical Handrail System
Handrail Post Installation Guide
FRP ladder systems have been in continuous use in chemical plants and other corrosive environment. And they are also used in cases where ladder systems are immersed in liquids, like pools, deep wells, etc. iGRID ladder system is designed as per the OSHA 1910.27 standard.
Grating Systems and Stair Treads
Choose our FRP structural grating systems and stair treads for their strength and durability. We offer a range of styles and designs that suit your application. Choose from:
- Open rectangular grid designs that allow a maximum of debris to pass (ideal for outdoor installations)
- Smooth, rounded openings for minimal chance of snagging and tearing bags and containers
- Multiple grid patterns that allow for clear viewing (to see if anyone is on or below the stairs/walkway)
- Textured surfaces that increase adherence for applications that might get wet or dirty
- High-strength designs for floor gratings that need to withstand the passage of lift trucks and vehicles
We design and build our FRP systems to meet OSHA compliance so you don’t have to worry about possible regulation issues. Thanks to the inert and resistant nature of fiberglass reinforced plastic, our grating systems and stair treads are suitable for use in harsh environments that include heat and cold, moisture and chemical exposure.
Check with the Marco Specialty Steel team to find out if FRP structurals can meet your requirements.
Crossover Work Platforms
Certain crossover work platform installations require a specific combination of resistance, durability and design flexibility. Our FRP systems allow us to build to your blueprints using our standard, OSHA-compliant fiberglass reinforced plastic structurals. You can choose from a range of components to build your work platform, either on the ground or at height.
Our team will take your design and blueprints and help you choose the fiberglass grating structural elements that meet your requirements. FRP is perfect for a wide range of environments, including installations that experience hot and cold temperatures, water and chemicals, frequent passage and heavy loads.
Applying FRP Structurals to Your Application
Let Marco Specialty Steel find the custom solution for your business. We invite you to upload your drawings, specifications and blueprints to our site today and we’ll get started finding the best FRP systems we have. Tell us about your project and your expectations in terms of design, durability and functionality and we’ll propose the fiberglass reinforced plastics system that meets your needs.