In the 1990s, most foundries were local, doing custom castings. Globalization created challenges for all but a few. Read the business success story of a family foundry that had to innovate to save the company.
Bolting or anchoring bollards to uneven ground requires a little preplanning, but sloping surfaces do not prevent their installation. With strategies like grinding, shimming, and grouting, bollards can be securely installed on uneven ground.
West Coast Contemporary architecture comes out of postwar modernist ideas. The current vernacular has simple forms to highlight the environment’s beauty. Small details matter. See how Seattle bollards vs. Portland bollards each capture their city’s style.
Learn about polyurethane plastic’s properties, uses, and production. How is polyurethane recycled at the end of the product life cycle?
Vancouver is The City of Glass, with a sleek modernist style. We take a walking tour, noting downtown Vancouver bollards, and document how these small posts enhance the city’s West Coast contemporary style while guiding and protecting vehicle, bicycle, and foot traffic.
Warehouses and factories are complex systems that bring people, machinery, and resources together. Bollards of all types can be deployed throughout to help guide movement and provide safety. Check out the variety of roles industrial and warehouse bollards can assume.
Metal corrosion can eat away at parts, causing them to fail. Passivation creates a self-healing chemical seal that uses corrosion to defeat corrosion. Learn about passivation in stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals.
We take a look at the properties and chemistry of polyethylene plastic, the modern material used in everything from cling wrap…to bollards.
New York vs. California bollards? Differences in culture, geography, climate, and history make for differences in built environment. We analysed our sales figures to find differences in the small choices of east coast vs. west coast.