See all Blog Posts Metal Supermarkets Provides Seating Solutions For Athletic Facilities Category: Customer Stories Posted: October 27, 2014 Athletic Facility Managers and Maintenance Departments depend on Metal Supermarkets for their metal needs, especially when it comes to repairing and maintaining stadium bleachers. Stadium bleachers were originally made out of wood and non-durable materials. Due to their high maintenance costs and weak durability, wooden bleachers were slowly phased out in favor of metal bleachers. Today, most bleachers are made of aluminum. Aluminum’s strong resistance, light weight and non-conductive properties (which protects spectators from getting shocked), make it an ideal material. The aluminum used to make stadium bleachers comes in many shapes and sizes. Benches, for example, are made with either Aluminum Flat Sheet or Plate. Bleacher steps are often made with Aluminum Tread Plate to prevent slipping during rainy or snowy weather. Hand rails and other support structures are often made with Aluminum Tube. Small, portable bleachers are often made of aluminum because the material’s light weight allows for easy transportation. Permanent bleacher structures, however, are usually made with Galvanized steel. Galvanized steel has increased resistance against rust and corrosion due to its zinc coating. The strength and resistance of this metal minimizes maintenance costs of Galvanized bleachers, and makes it top choice for bigger projects. Metal Supermarkets Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985. At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper. We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications. Visit one of our 100+ locations across North America today. Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn E-Mail Tags: metal bleacher Related blog articles Different Types of Metal Finishing: Processes & Techniques Windsor Welcomes Metal Supermarkets The World’s Largest Supplier of Small Quantity Metals What is the Difference Between 7050 vs 7075 Aluminum?