For tech workers with remote work flexibility, there’s no need to be in a pricey location like the (San Francisco) Bay area.
Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between bronze and brass? Because they’re both alloys, you won’t find brass or bronze on the periodic table of elements…
Planting Cherry Blossoms as city trees in your community add life and love to your streets, but how do you properly care for them?
Today, we do something new. Something bold. Something innovative.
By using a variety of protective strategies, you can create a dynamic perimeter that does not bore the eye.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Solar bollards are less expensive to install, as they do not require trenching. Their standalone nature promises to keep the lights on
Some cannons were buried muzzle down, and others muzzle up. When up, the bore was usually sealed using an oversized cannonball.
Is the Southern border really getting a “bollard fence” or a “bollard wall”?
Each type of bollard has its own important, unique purpose.
Bollards can be chosen to complement the landscape or architecture, adding a sculptural touch.
We’ve seen a recent trend in tree grates being repurposed by homeowners, artists, and contractors—as cast iron décor for use all around the home!