Reliance Foundry Blog

Electric Bikes

An image of the Reliance Foundry 8441 bike rack

A look at the future of urban transportation Electric bikes have emerged as a popular and sustainable mode of transportation, offering convenience, environmental benefits, and improved mobility. In this article, we delve into the history of electric bikes, look at their rise in popularity, and explore how and where they are commonly used. Additionally, we […]

Car Dealership Security

Reliance Foundry retractable bollards protecting a car lot.

In recent years, Canada has experienced a disturbing surge in auto crime, particularly in places like Ontario and Quebec. Considering this upward trend, it is crucial that auto dealerships take proactive steps to protect their inventory from theft. This includes implementing advanced security measures such as surveillance cameras, security guards, and alarm systems, as well as physical barriers such as bollards.

Municipal Waste Bin Accessibility

An image of Reliance Foundry’s Cincinnati Trash Can

Proper garbage management is essential for the health and safety of any community and should be accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. While the ADA has implemented accessibility guidelines for forward and side reach ranges and has various guidelines around floor space and trash can placement in restrooms, which can be applied to garbage bins in public spaces, it has not established requirements specific to public garbage bin accessibility.

A Guide to Automatic Bollards

Two automatic bollards in a pedestrian zone with people in the background

The use of automatic bollards as a dynamic means of controlling vehicle access to restricted areas has increased in popularity as the technology that drives them becomes more sophisticated and reliable. Automatic bollards provide a more versatile option for creating site barriers, particularly in dynamic environments.

Selecting the Right Plants for Your Planter Bollards

Yellow mums in planter bollard

Introducing plant life to your outdoor space, whether that’s a commercial area, public plaza, or community space, can help create more vibrant, healthy, and sustainable urban areas. Incorporating greenery can help improve the air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide, provide habitats for wildlife, and contribute to the preservation of the bee population.

Best Bollards, Benches, and Hardscape of 2022

We certainly hope that 2023 will bring a new, less anxious normalcy. Yet we’ve gained some gems in the tough times, and some of the things we’ve learned along the way will follow us as the post-Covid world restarts.