We say we’re “galvanized” when something spurs us to action. So what does it mean when we use the term galvanized steel or metal?
When choosing how to protect trees on sidewalks, boulevards, and plazas you have a choice: tree pits vs tree grates. Which should you choose? Which is easier to maintain?
Fabrication is all about taking a raw piece of material and making it into something functional. It’s the building of some sort of structure with metal, usually steel to make something usable that will last a long time.
Pre-pandemic, we used to see fast food trash overflowing from city trash bins. Now, it seems that used masks and gloves are strewn everywhere. It’s much worse than a couple of used french fry wrappers.
Whether it’s for security, flexibility, or variable access, we specialize in classic bollards for a variety of architectural styles. From historical or classic buildings to modern commercial spaces, we have the right bollard to complement any architectural styles.
We certainly hope that 2021 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.
A park bench may be the place for a first kiss or to stop and watch a vibrant sunset. Either way, it is a welcome seat that encourages people to step outside.
Traditional municipal castings can be transformed into internet-of-things (IoT) devices. A smart manhole, trash bin, or bollard watches its environment and reports. Is trash piling up? Is the storm sewer overflowing? Are construction sites active after hours?
Urban tree canopy is of increasing importance in cities all over the world. As climate events become more common, trees help moderate their effect. They clean and cool air, manage water, prevent erosion, and manage the urban heat sink.
Excellent traffic control is important from circulation to signage. Thankfully, most facilities manage slower speeds than those on public roads and highways, which lowers risk. On the other hand, people and cars may be more likely to share the road with pedestrians who may cross erratically through parking lots.
Storm drain grates are responsible for creating safety to the street users above. When choosing the right grate, there are several issues to consider.
Factories, mills, and warehouses often must move materials horizontally over predictable pathways. With large loads and sporadic movement, transfer carts on rails provide efficient transport.
Outdoor site furniture is at the mercy of the elements, animals, and vandals. Anything that cannot survive these threats is in danger of becoming a non-functioning eyesore.
Tool steels must have the right material properties for their application. For example, a drill bit and a punch each need hardness and wear resistance
It can be confusing for the occasional buyer to make sense of the range of legislation that might affect them. Often, the requirements seem more onerous than they are: waivers are available for many of our unique products.
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These days, bollards are no longer merely sitting around buildings. They are moving indoors.
The word “bollard” probably comes from the word “bole”—as in the bole of a tree. The first reported use is from a Scottish newspaper in 1763 referencing a marine bollard, used at a dock to moor boats
Drivers distracted by texting are a recent but very large danger on the roads.
For most customers it makes very little sense to cover the stainless in a powder coat or other finish. However, customers occasionally choose a colorful finish on stainless, and we thought to walk through the pros and cons.