A look at our company and what drives us to innovate our industry
Coming from humble beginnings, Reliance Foundry started in 1925 as a local foundry in Vancouver, serving local industries and municipalities with custom metal castings. Today, we supply a wide assortment of site furnishings, working with partners around the world to bring new products and designs to our international customers. Our focus on tying old-world craftsmanship to future-minded innovation has allowed our company to overcome and thrive through changes in materials, industrial needs, and the way business is conducted throughout modern society.
Our Product Lines
Although our company’s roots are in custom metal-casting services, today we stand primarily as a stock-line manufacturer of metal casting products. Within the last century, our product lines have expanded to include bike parking, hardscape, site furnishings, and wheels. However, the product we are best known for is the bollard.
Old examples of bollards survive from as far back as the Roman empire, where carved stone posts were used for tethering or milestones, but today’s bollard looks (and functions) quite differently due to the evolution of streetscapes. Where carriages and horses were once common forms of transportation, the presence of cars and trucks near pedestrians and buildings requires large amounts of stopping power to ensure the safety and security of a site.
We offer bollards to suit a large variety of needs, using materials including stainless steel, cast iron, and polyurethane. Crash-rated bollards offer improved protection from vehicle intrusion, while flexible bollards provide visual distinction between areas without forming a solid barrier. Lighted bollards, which provide visibility in your landscape at night, are available with both hard-wired and solar-powered options.
Making places people want to be
"Making places people want to be" has not only been Reliance Foundry’s mission since 2019, but the concept stands behind every decision we’ve made since. The introduction of our bike parking and site furniture lines allowed us to turn this into a reality, helping landscape architects design their ideal site without compromising standards of either aesthetics or accessibility. Products including benches and garbage bins for both indoor and outdoor locations alongside detectable warning plates improve the utility of spaces while complementing the landscape.
Our standard for production quality has led to the use of our products in high-profile installations across North America, including Fenway Park and New York City’s Maritime Hotel. In protecting the environment and communities, we hope to enhance the living experience for all through means of accessibility and inclusivity.
From providing security through our various bollard lines to utility in the form of bike racks, hardscaping, and more, we aim not only to fulfill the needs of our customers, but go above and beyond with a plethora of information and one-on-one support from our team being available with a single click. In addition to e-Commerce functionality, resources available on our website include construction specifications (CSI), product drawings, AutoCAD drawings, installation guides, and care guides for all of our products. For in-depth information on a variety of topics related to our work, please read more on our blog.
Members of our sales team are also available for contact during working hours via phone or email for any specific questions or needs.
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