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Where Music and Wire Mesh Meet!

The Eagles: "Hotel California"
The Eagles: “Hotel California”

Playing songs like “Stairway to Heaven”, “Hotel California” and “Sweet Emotion”, WMGK 102.9 is Philadelphia’s classic rock station. One of the station’s popular radio personalities is Andre Gardner. If you are from the greater Philadelphia area, there’s no doubt you know his voice and appreciate his knowledge of classic rock.

 

Neumann Microphone prominently featuring woven wire mesh
Neumann Microphone prominently featuring woven wire mesh. (source: Andre Gardner’s Facebook Page)

He recently shared a photo, and, as wire mesh people, we were intrigued. This is a photo of a Neumann microphone, commonly cited by experts as the top in the world. These microphones are often used for live performances and are considered of the utmost quality.

This microphone prominently features wire mesh. If you are an expert in the microphone world, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know what we need to know about this microphone. Email us at: sales@darbywiremesh.com

 

 


Additional Pricing Details from darbywiremesh.com: Specifying Quantity is Important

Brass and Copper Wire Mesh
Brass and Copper Woven Wire Mesh, in Roll Form

 

Offering a brief yet detailed summary of how wire mesh is priced, one of the most visited pages of our website is the pricing page, which can be found here: http://www.darbywiremesh.com/pricing/#pricingQuestions.

 

 

Pricing Information
Knowing how much material is needed is essential for wire mesh pricing.

 

One of the things that is sometimes overlooked when requesting a price quote is quantity. It is critical that our customer determine how much material they need for his/her specific application. Whether you require a stock item or need an item that is custom manufactured, determining how much you need is essential because, by and large, pricing is quantity based.

 

Many of the mesh specifications Darby keeps on the floor are manufactured and stocked in full 100FT rolls. The widths of these rolls are usually 36”, 48” and 60” wide. Often times, Darby sells these items in full 100’ roll quantities, but we also routinely cut these rolls down to shorter pieces, like 4’ x 10FT or 3’ x 25FT sections.

 

Sample Policy
Bronze Wire Mesh | Bronze Wire Cloth

 

Darby Wire Mesh also likes to remind customers that we are happy to discuss your requirements and options when you need a custom manufactured specification or a unique specification that is not commonly available from stock. Again, especially in these instances, knowing how much you need will help us help you better!

 


Darby’s Wire Mesh is used in Infill Panels

Wire Mesh used in Railing along River
Wire Mesh used in Railing along River

Wire mesh is an extremely popular choice for infill panels and railings applications. When properly framed and installed, wire mesh infill panels serve as a protective barrier in high traffic areas, like jogging paths, zoos, stadiums, recreational parks, college institutions, amusement parks, restaurants, bars and even residential patios and decks. Engineers and designers often specify wire mesh because it offers an excellent combination of visibility and safety.

 

Darby's Woven Wire Mesh used in infill panel
Darby’s Woven Wire Mesh used in infill panel

Selecting the appropriate material is critical when deciding to use wire mesh for infill panels – stainless steels, plain steel and galvanized are very popular. Other metals and alloys, such as copper and its alloys, are sometimes used to create an upscale look, particularly in high-end restaurants or residences.

 

For more information on wire mesh used in infill panel and railing applications, please visit: http://www.darbywiremesh.com/infill-panels/

Darby's woven wire mesh used in infill panel
Darby’s woven wire mesh used in infill panel
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Wire mesh used in infill panels with plants

World Series and Wire Mesh!

The Fall Classic. The World Series.

World Series: 2016
2016 World Series – Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

The 2016 World Series is between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, and, so far, it has been a great series. We at Darby Wire Mesh have been glued to the series, mostly because we love the game of baseball. It also reminds us when our Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008.

One of the neat things about watching the World Series on TV is the shots of the crowd. You can absolutely see how invested the teams’ fans are…especially the fans of the Cubs. After all, it’s been almost 100 years since they have won the World Series!

In watching the game on Sunday October 30th, we saw a great image of wire mesh in the background. Oh, and in front of the mesh: Jim Harbaugh (right), head coach of the University of Michigan Football team, and his father (left).

A Wire Mesh Infill Panel spotted at Wrigley Field, during World Series.
A Wire Mesh Infill Panel spotted at Wrigley Field, during World Series.

After zooming in on the photo, it appears the mesh is a Lock Crimp Woven Wire Mesh, that has been rotated 45 degrees to create a diamond orientation. It was then likely placed into a channel and painted and/or coated in green. For more information about wire mesh that is used in infill panels, please visit: http://www.darbywiremesh.com/infill-panels/

 


Tim Tebow and Wire Mesh??!!!

Time Tebow, crashes into padded fence. Wire mesh infill panel is present.
Time Tebow, crashes into padded fence. Wire mesh infill panel is present.

 

 

By all accounts, Tim Tebow is a talented athlete. He won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Florida. He played in the NFL, and now, he is playing minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization.

In this photo of Tim crashing into a wall, we at Darby are drawn to see the wire mesh infill panels that are used above the padded fence. Both welded and woven wire mesh specifications are commonly used in infill panels at ball parks, stadiums, amusement parks and playgrounds.


Too good not to share!!

#TBT , or “Throw Back Thursday”. In social media, it’s a chance to share something cool, something from the past, something old school. Something that brings back good memories.

We at Darby Wire Mesh shared a great photo this morning on Facebook and Twitter, but this picture is too good not to share on our blog!  This photo was taken in the 1980s!

Enjoy!

The men of Darby Wire Mesh circa 1980
The men of Darby Wire Mesh circa 1980

 


Darby Celebrates Retirement of Long Time Employee

Today, August 31, 2016, is a bittersweet day at the headquarters of Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. It is also a special day because we, at Darby, are celebrating the retirement of one of our long-time employees, Noberto B.

“Mister” Noberto, as he is sometimes affectionately called, has been with Darby for 28 years. During his time here, Noberto functioned in many capacities, but he truly excelled in his slitting capabilities.

 

Noberto slitting wire mesh
Noberto slitting wire mesh

 

During his time at Darby, Noberto could be counted on for fastidious attention to detail. When there was a job with strict tolerances, Noberto was Darby’s go-to-guy!

However, as dependable as Noberto was in his daily responsibilities, what Darby will miss the most is his genuine and warm personality. Over his morning coffee, Noberto would always ask his colleagues how they were feeling and what was new in their lives. Noberto was a breath of fresh air, and all of us at Darby will miss him.

Never one to sit still, Noberto is planning to leave Philadelphia to enjoy his retirement in an idyllic location.

Noberto's Retirement
Noberto’s Retirement

 



Darby Caters to the Industrial User of Wire Mesh and Wire Cloth

 

Men of Darby

Some companies celebrate the fact that they have been in business for 25 years, or 40 years, or even 50 years. At Darby, we’ve been in business for over 160 years! The reason for this longevity stems from our ability to exceed the expectations of the broad range ofcustomers that use wire mesh and wire cloth. We pride ourselves in our ability to service all customers, but we have never lost sight of the fact that industrial users are Darby’s core customer.

 

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To our industrial customers, Darby offers a selection of customized product offerings known as the “Darby Advantage”. These wire mesh oriented offerings include: Dedicated Customer Service, Large & Varied Inventory, Preferred & Competitive Pricing, Knowledge of Product & Industry, Fabrication Services, Expediting Services, and Blanket Order & Consignment Programs.

 

For more information on these, please visit: http://www.darbywiremesh.com/industrial-user/

 

In this blog entry, we want to focus on Darby’s preferred and competitive pricing we offer to qualified industrial users. When a customer is identified as an industrial user, our system will automatically reflect that by offering competitive pricing. This pricing applies to various wire mesh specifications in stock; it also applies to custom manufactured runs.

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We also encourage our industrial users to contact us directly, either via email or phone, and discuss your requirements. We are always eager to help an industrial user when price is one of the many determinants of securing a job.

 

 

 


Philadelphia Welcomes the Democratic National Convention; Darby Wire Mesh is Ready!

Philadelphia Skyline, source: visitphilly.com
Philadelphia Skyline, source: www.visitphilly.com

Last year, Pope Francis graced Philadelphia for a long weekend. This year, the DNC visits Philly for the week. We may be a bit biased, but we love our city! We are always happy to welcome visitors to Philadelphia.

2016 DNC in Philadelphia source: demconvention.com
2016 DNC in Philadelphia, source: www.demconvention.com

 

Philadelphia is often referred to the birthplace of America because it was in the city that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. The Founding Fathers of our nation often spent time in Independence Hall and the surrounding area.

This larger area today is known as Old City, and the Old City area will always hold a special place in the history of our company, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. It is believed that one of Darby’s first manufacturing facilities was located on the 200 block of Arch Street, a few blocks from Independence Hall.

Darby is no longer based in Old City. We are now headquartered in North Philadelphia, a few blocks from Temple University.

As the Democratic National Convention is set to take over the city, we want to let all of our customers know that Darby Wire Mesh has taken the necessary precautions to make sure your requirements are taken care of. We have coordinated with our shipping carriers, and they have ensured us that they do not expect delays. At Darby, we will be here, amid the hustle and bustle, to make sure we are able to service all of your wire mesh needs. Feel free to talk to us about any special requirements you may have.

 

Framed wire mesh infill panel overlooking city
Wire Mesh with Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in background, source: darbywiremesh.com

*** For over 160 years, EJ Darby and Son, Inc. has been a mainstay in the wire mesh industry and excels in supplying mesh for use in a broad range of applications and industries.***