Case Studies

St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota


Mt. Airy Homes

Mt. Airy is the oldest public housing initiative in St. Paul. The original high-rise building was constructed in 1959, followed by two-story townhouses in 1965 and 1966. The townhouses and grounds were renovated between 1994 and 1997. Additional renovations and updates were begun in 2015.

In 2015 Lansing Housing Products (Tough Tek Metals®) was retained to provide security screens for the townhouses in a phased installation program. In 2021, five phases were completed with a total of 1,157 screens installed.

Mt. Airy, St. Paul, MN

Security screens, model #800 series.

Security screen detail,
model #800 series.


Many Rivers Apartments

The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC), in cooperation with the Minneapolis American Indian Center, developed Many Rivers apartments, 78 units of affordable housing. The apartments are in two new buildings each with three floors of housing, street-level commercial space and underground heated parking.

Lansing Housing Products (Tough Tek Metals®) provided more than 400 child safety screens for the buildings.

Many Rivers, Minneapolis, Safety Screens

Screens provided by
Tough Tek Metals®

Tough Tek Metals® screen detail showing tig welded joint. Screen withstands 100 lbs of static weight.

Lansing is committed to providing a long lasting extremely high-quality custom product that protects children, adults, pets and property from harm or injury.

What Clients Say About Security Screens

I am a General Contractor with 24 years experience. We have worked with Lansing Housing Products on several projects and we are very satisfied with their sales staff and the promptness on deliveries.  We have worked with Brian on 2 different projects and he has been very professional.  He went above and beyond to ensure that we were completely satisfied with the product.  The quality of their storm doors and security screens is exceptional and we gladly recommend them to anyone who enquires.

Melanie Morgan | Precision Builders, Inc.

Lendlease hopes to finish installing Tough Tek Metals window safety screens in the majority of 156,000 upper-story windows in its 40,000 military houses by 2026. They initially tried using limiting devices on windows, which allows the window to open only a limited distance. However, installation fire departments pushed back on these devices because they block escape in the event of a fire. So, Lendlease’s innovation group and the environmental health and safety team worked with industry to see what was available, and teamed up with Lansing Housing Products to develop a strong screen, said Phillip Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer, Lendlease Communities . What’s most exciting is the potential for this innovation to make its mark beyond Lendlease.

Lendlease Communities