Industries We Serve

  • Aerospace
  • Audio Visual
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Doors/Windows
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hydraulics
  • IT
  • Lighting
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Military   
  • Oil and Gas
  • Outdoors
  • Packaging
  • Recreation
  • Refrigeration
  • Restaurant Equipment
  • Retail
  • Robotics
  • Roofing
  • Signage
  • Solar
  • Sporting Goods
  • Technology
  • Thermal Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Vending
  • Weapons and Firearms

As a commercial/industrial lighting manufacturer you have the challenge of producing lighting products that meet your customers' specifications. To keep up with changing designs and styles, you can continue to make costly investments in new equipment and technology or tediously outsource to multiple suppliers, creating logistic pitfalls. Alternative: make Northern States Metals your lighting partner!

We provide you with access to the latest equipment and technologies while coordinating your lighting design. Production, Quality and Shipping. As your single-source supplier, Northern States Metals, helps to increase your efficiency throughout the manufacturing process.
The Result: Customer Satisfaction with repeat increased sales.


Our highly trained designers and engineers use the latest in CAD CAM technology to take your ideas from concept to final design. We put the best design tools to work for you: Mechanical Desktop, Master CAM, Autocad, Solidworks and Digital Photography. Testing throughout the design and manufacturing process ensures the finished extruded aluminum components meet your exact specifications.


Our fabrication capabilities range from simple machining  to the most sophisticated CNC program systems. We offer:

A Single Source of Support:

Northern States Metals is a mid-size privately held company that has been delivering innovative solutions to the lighting industry since 1972. Our capabilities and experience uniquely positions us to offer a single source of customized support for all of your lighting manufacturing needs. In addition to designing , extruding , fabricating and finishing your aluminum components , we purchase additional components , assemble and package your product, then store it until final delivery. Our fully integrated approach lets you lower your:

  • CNC Machining Milling
  • Mitering
  • Riveting
  • Coining Notching Punching
  • Bending
  • Welding
  • Silk Screening Assembly
  • Tool Making


Reduce production and handling costs and improve scheduling through just-in-time delivery. Extrusion tolerances per Aluminum Association Standards. Our circle sizes range up to 18". Some typical applications include:

  • Heat sinks
  • Outdoor poles
  • Track lighting
  • Office furniture lighting fixtures
  • Stage lighting
  • Extruded electrical connections
  • Architectural hanging lineal cove extrusions


Our endless variety of attractive, durable finishing techniques  meet any specifications that your customer has. We offer:

  • Mechanical finishing
  • Anodizing
  • Painting
  • Powder coating

Quality Processes for Quality Products:

With Northern States Metals as your single­ source lighting partner, you can feel confident about meeting your customers' expectations for quality products, on-time delivery, superb customer service and competitive pricing. Our continuing commitment to quality, research, and service has made us an industry leader. Our lighting products have received UL certification , and we have established ISO 9001 certification. To learn more about how Northern States Metals can be your single source of lighting support , call us at 800-689-0666.


From simple machining to the most sophisticated CNC program systems for complex fabrication of precision specifications, we can handle all your requirements. Every operation begins and ends with quality. Our standard fabrication & assembly capabilities are suitable for any job process with our team of experienced professionals and in-house manufacturing expertise.

Just A Few Advantages

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Extraordinary corrosion resistance
  • Cost-efficient material
  • Flexibility
  • Turnkey total product
  • Stronger alloys
  • Light-weight
  • Easily joined
  • Simply formed

Key Contacts

Butch Ilievski
VP of Sales
Tel: (440) 503-2733
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General Inquiries
Tel: (330) 799-7782  
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