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Zimmerman Metals has been supplying the Automated People Mover (APM) industry miles of guidebeam and train switches for decades. Making us an industry leader in railway, bridge and transportation system fabrication.

In 2018-2020, we helped Bombardier build transportation expansions in the San Francisco, Phoenix and Los Angeles airports. Currently, we are refurbishing the switches and supporting structural box girders in the Atlanta airport. In April 2020, Bombardier awarded us with a project that consisted of pivot beams and 47 switches for LAX (finishing in October 2021). As a qualified supplier to Bombardier Transportation (BT), our partnership has aided us in completing 11 worldwide airport projects in the last 4 decades.

In these complicated turnkey projects we include shop detailing, fabrication, surface prep, painting, and final assembly. We are proud to have produced Innovia APM 300 and CX-100 APM systems and have serviced airport transportation from Dubai to Los Angeles, and many more in-between.

We have many proven installation and industry accolades to promote our fit and expertise to deliver the products to your team’s needs at the highest level of quality and service.

We are fully qualified to meet complicated Caltrans: California Department of Transportation specifications and CBC requirements. Additionally, we are certified members of the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

In the recent decade, we have produced: 

  • 9,180 LF of guidbeam with 11 switches for the Bombardier Innovia APM system in Dubai’s International Airport
  • 10,498 LF of guidebeam with 13 switches for the Bombardier Innovia APM system in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Airport
  • 14,202 LF (578 tons) of guidebeam with 16 switches for 3 projects in Houston, Atlanta, and Sacramento in a 16 month period
  • A series of projects in 2019 that consisted of 1,210 LF of guidebeam with 4 switches for the San Francisco Airport while simultaneously producing 34 switches for the Phoenix Sky Harbor expansion
Railway & Transportation: APM Guidebeam & Switch installed in Denver
APM Guidebeam & Switch installed in Denver
Railway & Transportation: Complete Joint Penetration (CJP) weldment with precision machining
Complete Joint Penetration (CJP) weldment with precision machining
  • AISC – BU, Certified Building Fabricator
  • AISC – IBR, Certified Bridge Fabricator, Intermediate
  • AISC – CBR, Major Steel Bridges
  • AISC – FCE, Fracture Critical Endorsement
  • AISC – CCE-1,2,3 Complex Coatings Endorsement
  • 150,000 sq. ft. Facility
  • 20,000 sq. ft. Enclosed Surface Prep & Paint Area
  • 15,000 tons annual capacity
  • Combined 50 ton Crane Lifting Capacity
  • Automated Beam Processing
  • Drilling, Shearing, Coping & Cambering
  • Forming
  • Plasma & Laser Cutting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Machining

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Machinists, fitters, and welders, are you looking for an exciting career in the industry? Zimmerman offers machining careers in a reputable team with over 4 decades of machining legacy in high technology applications.