F3 Metalworx was formed through the combination of three companies with more than 80 years of combined experience - Wire Weld Store Fixtures, Arvite Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication and Cost Effective Coatings. The capabilities and synergies of these businesses offer our customers a one-stop resource for a wide range of products and services.
F3 Metalworx will be known for reliability, flexibility, responsiveness and innovative products and services in retail display and general storage, precision fabrication and powder coating markets. We will strive to understand and provide our customers with superior products and outstanding service at an exceptional value. This will subsequently facilitate the cultivation of new relationships while fostering our long-term partnerships. We will develop new products and enhance existing product offerings by investing in R&D and market research. We will cultivate a culture of excellence by empowering our employees to facilitate change and innovation; thus ensuring growth, longevity and financial stability.
Wire Weld Store Fixtures
Wire Weld Store Fixtures has been manufacturing shelving systems for a wide range of retail display and general storage applications since its inception in 1983. Our unique proprietary design—which is simple, versatile, and cost competitive—has provided steady growth for 35 years.
Originally located in Toronto, Canada, Wire Weld moved to the greater Buffalo, NY area in 1993. The move was driven by our largest customer, Bed Bath & Beyond, who was located in the US and had tremendous growth plans for the future. In the early 2000’s, Wire Weld increased its investment in systems, processes, and people, positioning the company for significant growth, internationally as well as domestically.
By the 2008-9 time period, the company realized it had accomplished its goal of saturating the Housewares retail market and turned its attention to cultivating new market opportunities such as Shoes, Sporting Goods, Apparel, etc. Our long list of local, national, and international retail display customers ranges in size from “mom & pop” grocery stores to Fortune 500 retailers. Regardless of size or location, customer service is a top priority at Wire Weld. We domestically manufacture our proprietary system, with short lead-times and our customers’ schedule in mind.
Arvite Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication
Arvite Technologies was established in 2001 and quickly became a leading manufacturer of sheet metal products in the greater Erie, Pennsylvania area. Growth and recognition came quickly for Arvite, from 2002 to 2003 we more than doubled our sales and by 2005 sales exceeded one million dollars. In 2006 Arvite was the recipient of the New Start-Up Business of the Year Award from the Small Business Development Center at Gannon University. As of the beginning 2011, the company has received over 17 awards including the 2017 World Class Supplier Award from one of our largest customers and being honored as a finalist for the Employer of the Year Award from The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Erie PA.
Since our inception, ensuring quality workmanship has been Arvite's first priority. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the expectations of our internal and external customers on a continuous basis. As we gained new customers, we made an ongoing commitment to investing in new technology and equipment, highlighted by state-of-the-art laser cutting equipment which nearly doubled our production capacity and increases our precision capabilities.
Cost Effective Coatings
Cost Effective Coatings (CEC) was founded in 1990 with the mission to meet the metal finishing needs of manufacturers throughout the Eastern Great Lakes region, effectively enhancing value-added service in cleaning, coating, assembling and packaging. In order to continuously improve product and service, CEC utilizes process controls and Deming management philosophy, and treats all customers, suppliers and company personnel with integrity and respect.
Continuous improvement of products and services always has been the major focus of CEC's business strategy. Updating and improving the management and production systems and the equipment to support these systems is part of everyday life at CEC. We will define specific Process Control Instructions for your component as part of our system. CEC offers a variety of value-added services, handles many different volumes and sizes, and serves a variety of different industries. We are a certified DuPont Star Coater.