Early in the Summer of 2017, Bucthel was approached by a long-time client to perform the polishing on a 24’ x 20’ water-jet cut stainless steel figure, made of up 9 pieces, that would make up the face of the Honorable Martin Luther King Jr. Over the course of 2 weeks, the tribute to the famous Civil Rights leader was completed and shipped off to its final destination, a recreational facility in the South.
When a customer calls with an emergency, we’re ready to move fast. This case study will reflect the speed at which our team is ready to move at, especially under dire circumstances. From the first call, to the final stroke, we turned this case around in just a day and a half.
A long-time client, artist, and friend of Bucthel Metal runs a gallery in the greater Chicagoland area. The gallery’s antiquarian aesthetic calls for dark browns, bronze, and aged brass. Our initial meeting with the client was to get a clear understanding of the look they wanted to achieve. Once that was done, we relayed the information to our engineers who knew exactly how to deliver, putting together a team that could do it in 3 days! The water-jet cut perforated bronze panels were delivered to us the next day, bare and hot.
In March of 2008, Bucthel Metal Finishing was subcontracted to perform the finishing on the stainless steel benches that make up the memorial outside of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Within 2 years, the benches were created, and honored were the 184 mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, coworkers, flight crew, friends, and patriots aboard hijacked American Airlines Flight 77.