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A Brief Visual History of Reliance Foundry (Infographic) | Blog

Reliance Foundry: 90 Years of Business Infographic

A brief visual history of Reliance Foundry+ Read more

Principles Of Landscape Design | Bollards & Post Covers

Principles of Landscape Design

Plan landscape bollards for effective outdoor design+ Read more

Parking Bollards | Bollards & Post Covers

Parking Bollards

Visual and physical protection for effective parking lot design+ Read more

304 Vs 316 Stainless Steel | Casting & Foundry Services

304 Stainless Steel Vs 316 Stainless Steel

Different grades offer unique resistance to corrosion + Read more

Traffic Calming Bollards | Bollards & Post Covers

Bollards for Traffic Calming

Traffic bollards improve urban road design+ Read more

2015 Scholarship Winner | Bollards & Post Covers

Bollards in My Community Scholarship Winner Announced!

Stefano Unlayao of Mississauga, Ontario, takes home the $3,000 grand prize!+ Read more

Benefits of Precast Concrete | Bollards & Post Covers

Benefits of Precast Concrete Bollards

Impact protection and premium design+ Read more

Speed Cushions: Planning & Installation | Traffic Management

Speed Cushion Planning & Installation

What you need to know about planning speed cushion installations+ Read more

Atlanta Neighbors Bike To Work & Win Big | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Atlanta Neighbors Win Big for Biking to Work

Contest winners tell all about video making, bike equipment and cycling in Atlanta+ Read more

Retractable Bollards For Easy Traffic Control | Bollards & Post Covers

Retractable Bollards Make Traffic Control Easy

Easily collapsed into a concrete surface, retractable bollards allow temporary changes for better access control+ Read more

History Of Vancouver Foundries | Casting & Foundry Services

History of Foundries in Vancouver

Supporting industry and development in British Columbia+ Read more

Industrial Cart Wheels: Standard Or Custom? | Industrial Steel Wheels

Choosing Industrial Cart Wheels: Standard & Customized

A range of heavy-duty wheels are available for all types of applications+ Read more

Biking To Work: A Beginner's Guide | Bicycle Parking & Storage

A Beginner's Guide to Biking to Work (Infographic)

Essential tips to make the most of your bike commute+ Read more

Bike Culture: Europe Vs The United States | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Bike Culture in Europe & the USA

How to build better bicycle communities+ Read more

Bike To Work: 9 Ways To Improve Your Commute | Bicycle Parking & Storage

9 Ways to Improve Your Bike Commute

Tips and recommendations for urban cycling+ Read more

2014 Community Scholarship Winner | Bollards & Post Covers

2014 Grand-Prize Scholarship Winner Profile

Brandon Hill took home last year's $3,000 scholarship for his video submission+ Read more

Concrete Bollard Caps: Create Quality Finishes | Bollards & Post Covers

Concrete Bollard Caps Create Quality Finishes

Use concrete bollard caps to create clean and consistent security post installations+ Read more

Security Bollards: How To Plan For Impact Protection | Bollards & Post Covers

Security Bollards: Post Protection for Public Spaces

Assess a range of security options to address potential threats and vulnerabilities—while ensuring optimal perimeter design+ Read more

Choosing Bike Racks, Bollards & Lockers | Bicycle Parking & Storage

How to Select the Best Bike Parking Solution

Bike racks, bollards and lockers offer user-focused options for mutual benefit+ Read more

Removable Mountings For Bike Bollards | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Removable Mounting Options for Bike Bollards

Select from a range of bike bollards and removable mounting options+ Read more

Install Decorative Bollards With Removable Mountings | Bollards & Post Covers

How to Install Decorative Bollards with Removable Mountings

Almost all decorative bollards can be installed with removable mountings, ensuring the best in functionality and ornamentation+ Read more

Bike Parking For Businesses | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Does Secure Bike Parking Bring New Customers?

Businesses can accommodate a growing demographic while encouraging better health and security in their community + Read more

Bike Lockers: Public Security & Accessibility | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Bike Lockers Provide Security for Modern Cyclists

Supporting accessibility and protection+ Read more

Make Your Business Bike-Friendly | Bicycle Parking & Storage

7 Reasons to Offer Bike Parking at Your Business

Expand your customer base and increase employee satisfaction + Read more

Bike Lockers Support Environmental Sustainability | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Bike Lockers And Environmental Responsibility

Cost-effective means for improving community infrastructure+ Read more

How Many Bikes Does A Bike Rack Hold? | Bicycle Parking & Storage

INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Bikes Does a Bike Rack Hold?

Bike etiquette in the pedal world+ Read more

Plastic Post Covers Offer Traditional Ornamentation | Bollards & Post Covers

Decorative Plastic Bollard Covers Achieve the Historical Refinement of Cast Iron

Improve the look and feel of standard security bollards while protecting them from wear and rust+ Read more

Bike Lockers For Livable Communities | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Plastic bike lockers make for livable communities

Growing bike infrastructure supports local businesses and healthy lifestyles+ Read more

Protective Bollards: Steel Pipe Security for Buildings | Blog

Protective Bollards: Steel Pipe Security for Building Perimeters

Steel pipe bollards offer physical protection for buildings and pedestrians.+ Read more

ASTM A27 Steel: A Guide To Choosing The Right Grade | Casting & Foundry Services

ASTM A27 Steel: A Guide to Choosing the Right Grade for Your Casting

There are several grades of steel covered under ASTM A27+ Read more

Plastic Security Post Covers For Traffic Protection & Safety| Bollards & Post Covers

Colored Plastic Bollard Covers Bring Bollards To Life

Add colored plastic bollard covers for safety, visibility and fun+ Read more

Industrial Cart Wheels: Steel Vs Iron | Industrial Steel Wheels

Choosing Steel or Iron Industrial Wheels: The Pros and Cons

A wheel's composition can greatly affect its performance+ Read more

Pedals 4 Professionals: 2014 Winner Interview | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Pedals for Professional Winner Gives Back to the Biking Community

Bike to Work Contest Winner Kevin Neidorf uses prize money to help kickstart internal commuter program+ Read more

Fenway Park Bollard Infographic | Bollards & Post Covers

Fenway Park Bollards: A Closer Look

Reliance Foundry provides a useful look into one of the company's most exciting projects to date.+ Read more

Commercial Bike Lockers | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Reliance Foundry Bike Lockers: An Eco-Friendly Solution

Safe, secure and good for everyone+ Read more

Ornamental Bollards: 5 Little-Known Functions | Bollards & Post Covers

Ornamental Bollards: More than meets the Eye

Reliance Foundry presents 5 little-known, ornamental bollard characteristics that may make them the right fit for your site. + Read more

Solar Bollards: 10 Things To Consider | Bollards & Post Covers

10 Things To Consider Before Purchasing Solar Bollards

On every site, important considerations should be made to ensure that solar-powered lighting bollards operate effectively.+ Read more

Why Bike To Work? | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Why Bike to Work?

Compelling reasons for choosing the bicycle over the car+ Read more

Plastic Bollard Modified For Tesla-Charging Station | Bollards & Post Covers

Post Cover Goes “Green” in Unique Application

Reliance Foundry provides plastic bollard cover that protects inventive electric car enthusiast from electrocution + Read more

Bike To Work Infographic | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Reasons to Bike to Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reliance Foundry provides useful information that may affect your decision on whether to take a car or bike to work.+ Read more

Reliance Foundry Launches New Plastic Bike Locker | Bicycle Parking & Storage

Reliance Foundry launches newly-designed, plastic bike locker

New bike locker delivers "peace of mind" security for cyclists.+ Read more

Calgary Water Centre Installs Walkway Bollards | Bollards & Post Covers

Calgary Water Centre Installs Protective Walkway Bollards

Bollards provide stylish alternatives to protect pedestrians at the Calgary Water Centre+ Read more

Bollard Protection At Eastern Michigan University | Bollards & Post Covers

Good Bollards: The Best Defense at EMU

Reliance Foundry bollards bolster student safety on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.+ Read more

Foundry Recycling: Scrap Metal | Casting & Foundry Services

Foundries and Recycling

Since the beginning, metal recycling has been an essential component of foundry operations.+ Read more

Metal Wheels: Single Or Double Flanged? | Industrial Steel Wheels

Metal Wheels: Does Single or Double Flanged Make a Difference?

Reliance Foundry explains the "ins and outs" of flanged rail wheels+ Read more

The History & Evolution Of Bollards │ Bollards & Post Covers

Land Ho! The Evolution of Bollards

Learn about the nautical roots of bollards and find out how they migrated inland to compliment contemporary architecture.+ Read more

Bollard Protection At Dix Stadium, Ohio │ Bollards & Post Covers

Bold Bollards Make Game Days Safer

Reliance Foundry offers many bollard solutions that help to protect people and property at sporting venues.+ Read more

Calgary Central Memorial Park Renovation | Bollards & Post Covers

Bollards Breathe New Life into Calgary’s Central Memorial Park

Reliance Foundry bollards figure largely in the recent renovation of Calgary’s Central Memorial Park+ Read more

How Foundries Produce Castings | Casting & Foundry Services

Castings vs. Foundry: What’s the Difference?

Find out where metal products are produced and learn the processes that are used to create castings. + Read more

Metal Security Post Covers For Security & Design |Bollards & Post Covers

Metal Bollard Covers Integrate Security and Architecture

With Reliance Foundry’s metal post covers, adding perimeter security does not have to equal loosing aesthetic appeal.+ Read more




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Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Brad Done

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Technical Marketing Writer, Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Shawn Chessell

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Technical Marketing Writer, Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Bryce Tarling

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