Control Pulpit

Many different companies have a lot of different operations that need to be controlled in a specific area. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a control pulpit, control booth or operator shelter that can be customized to meet customer needs. The control pulpit is manufactured out of prefabricated aluminum construction. It is manufactured out of prefinished white aluminum, tempered safety glass, aluminum treadplate floor, pre-wired electrical package which can be upgraded if necessary, plastic laminate counter and wall or roof mounted HVAC system.

control pulpit

Control Pulpit for an LNG Facility

This particular control pulpit, control booth or operator shelter was manufactured for an LNG facility. The booth was manufactured with dual pane insulated glass, two entry doors and plastic laminate workstation. The customer installed multiple electrical items in the control pulpit in order to operate the local systems. For more information, please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com

When to Replace Transit Shelters

Transit Shelter S11-098 8012

Transit Shelter S11-098 8012

Transit shelters have provided consumers with protection from the weather elements. If it’s raining, snowing or windy, they are something really worth having. One thing that does happen though is being exposed to the elements wears down the material of the shelter, especially steel transit shelters. That’s when you should replace your transit shelter or bus shelters. Steel in harsh conditions will rust and deteriorate. The alternative to steel is our aluminum transit shelters. They will not rust or deteriorate over time. Plus they will last for over 20 plus years with minimal maintenance. Our standard aluminum transit shelter is a pre-finished white material with tempered safety glass and our aluminum roof panel. The shelters can be painted with our automotive paint and can be customized with different types of glass and also adding custom roofs.

Benefits of Smoking Shelters

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Smoking Shelter

Smoking shelters are designed to provide an area outside of a building that people who smoke can go while working or at school etc. They are designated areas because a lot of businesses or facilities do not want to have people smoking in any random areas since a lot of patrons do not smoke. Mardan Fabrication manufactures prefabricated aluminum smoke shelters that can be installed in multiple environments with many options to choose from. Whether you want a basic aluminum smoke shelter or one with a hip roof or heating and lighting, we can provide that.

This particular smoke shelter is located outside of the business school at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. This smoke shelter is also used as a transit shelter for the campus. This allows students or faculty an area to smoke while either attending or teaching classes. This particular smoking shelter was is 6′ x 12′ and is painted silver and was provided with green tinted hurricane glass. For more information, please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com

The Advantages of Installing Prefab Shelters

prefab shelter

Prefab Shelter

Prefabricated shelters whether it’s for security, transit, smoking shelter etc. is an easier and more efficient way to install the shelters. People these days are looking for the least time consuming way to complete a task and this is the way to do it. They do not want to have to do any assembly of the shelter onsite. That’s why Mardan Fabrication manufactures them preassembled and prefinished.

This particular shelter was manufactured for revenue collection. It provides the consumer with cover from harsh weather conditions while paying for parking. This particular customer specifically said that they wanted the easiest and most efficient way of installing the pay-station shelter and arriving prefabricated was the way to go. For more information, please visit our main website at www.mardanfab.com.

Benefits of Transit Shelters

Transit Shelter Vista Style A

Transit Shelter Vista Style A

With fuel costs being so high, many people are deciding to use public transportation versus driving their own vehicles. Taking public transportation means you may have to wait a few minutes or possibly longer outside for a bus, taxi, or ride share. Mardan Fabrication transit shelters provide relief from the weather. Whether it is raining, snowing, or high winds, our transit shelters provide protection for the consumer using public transportation. The transit shelters can be as basic as three sided glass with an open front. All the way to having a standing seam metal roof, shelter being painted, custom glazing or electrical package. The transit shelters maximize the ability for consumers to use public transportation without having to inconvenience themselves with poor weather.

This particular transit shelter is located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. They have multiple bus stop locations for the students to wait for transportation around campus. This transit shelter was painted silver with a 3″ overhang and has green tinted impact resistant glass. The size of the transit shelter is 6′ x 12′.

Aluminum Shelter Design Options

Aluminum Shelter

Aluminum Shelter Style A

When a customer goes to purchase an aluminum shelter, they must take a lot of things into consideration. The main reason they need the aluminum shelter, the size, the type of glass, type of roof and whether or not the shelter is painted. Mardan Fabrication has an extensive list of options available. Whether it’s being manufactured for a transit shelter, smoke shelter, waiting area to name a few, we can accommodate the need. The shelters are manufactured with prefinished white aluminum construction. If the shelter needs to be painted, we have a very large choice of colors from our color chart to choose from. We also have our standard 3″ overhang and 8″ high fascia roof profile but can do a standing seam hip roof if you prefer a more customized look. Lastly, the shelters are manufactured with clear tempered safety glass. You can choose insulated glass, impact resistant glass, or polycarbonate if you want something different. A tinted glass option is available as well. For more information, please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com

How to Offload a Transit Shelter

Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters such as transit shelters are a popular item because they are extremely light in weight and do not rust or deteriorate under harsh weather conditions. When purchasing the transit shelter, all you’ll need onsite is a standard forklift to offload and set the shelter. Use the forklift to get underneath the mounting skid in order to offload it from the truck. Once it’s offloaded from the truck, forklift the shelter to the final installation location and place it on the concrete pad. Making sure that everything on the site is correct, go ahead and lift up the shelter and remove the mounting skid so you can lower the shelter directly on the concrete slab. The shelter will need to be level so shimming may be necessary. Once its level, go ahead and anchor the shelter into the slab. The size of the concrete slab and anchor size should be determined by a local engineer who is familiar with the local code requirements.

How to Install Aluminum Shelters

how to install aluminum shelters

How to Install Aluminum Shelters

Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters have many different applications. Whether it is a smoking shelter, bus-shelter, waiting station or pay-station shelter, these units are very easy to install. Mardan manufactures the shelters and preassembles them for shipment. They are mounted on a wooden skid for easy removal from the truck. This also provides extra structural integrity during shipment. Once the shelter arrives at the job site, all you’ll need is a forklift to offload it from the truck. Once it’s offloaded from the truck, forklift the shelter to the final installation location and place it on the concrete pad. Making sure that everything on the site is correct, go ahead and lift up the shelter and remove the mounting skid so you can lower the shelter directly on the concrete slab. The shelter will need to be level so shimming may be necessary. Once its level, go ahead and anchor the shelter into the slab. The size of the concrete slab and anchor size should be determined by a local engineer who is familiar with the local code requirements.

Aluminum Shelter Applications

Aluminum shelters can be used for many different applications. They can be used as a bus or transit shelter on a college campus or main road of a municipality or can be used as a pay-station shelter or even smoke shelter. The aluminum construction is best suited for harsh weather environments because the shelters do not rust or deteriorate. Whether it’s rainy or snowing, the aluminum shelters withstand all the elements.

Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter


Bus shelters are very important for anyone who uses public transportation. It enables them to stay out of the weather elements either during a big rain storm, snowstorm or just a really hot day. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a prefabricated bus shelter or transit shelter that can be customized to meet each customer’s desired requirements. The shelters can be manufactured out of our prefinished white aluminum construction or may also be constructed out of galvanized steel. The shelters come standard with clear tempered safety glass, 3″ overhang with 3″ thick roof panel & anchor clips. This particular bus shelter is prefabricated aluminum construction and painted. This transit shelter is customized with glass in the front with two entrances on either side. The transit shelters have an extensive list of options such as standing seam hip roof, interior lighting with photocell, & different types of glass. For more information please visit our website at www.mardanfab.com