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20
Mar

Understanding How HDPE is Made

HDPE is the primary ingredient in numerous products across a broad range of industries. From food bags and bottles to automobile fuel tanks and plastic lumber, HDPE is ubiquitous because it is so versatile and useful. Let’s delve into a deeper understanding of how HDPE is made and what it can be used for. What Is HDPE? HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene. It is a thermoplastic, which means that is…

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12
Mar

How FiberForce® Plastic Lumber helped restore the Wetlands Walkway in Port Lavaca, TX

With a population of over 12,000, the City of Port Lavaca is the administrative center of Calhoun County in Texas. An economic hub for the city, the port serves as a tourist destination and a base between large manufacturing plants. Among the highest traffic areas of the Port are the Wetlands Walkway and the Alcoa Bird Tower. Named after the aluminum manufacturer, Alcoa, the tower is known to be a…

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30
Oct

Effective Design Tips for School Playgrounds

The playground is a central part of schoolchildren’s experience and can prove pivotal to their growth and development. With the freedom to roam that they do not have in the classroom, they can form important interpersonal and outlook-based skills. Because of this, you should carefully plan how you will design a school playground to maximize its benefits. Here are four effective design tips for school playgrounds you may follow as…

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02
Apr

Innovation Conserves the Environment: How Lincoln Park Zoo Uses Bedford Technology Recycled Plastic Lumber

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Lincoln Park Zoo provides a free and family-oriented wildlife experience that focuses on animal care, education, science and conservation. Offering insight into the lives of nearly 200 species, the 49-acre Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to inspiring communities to create environments where wildlife can thrive in our urbanizing world. Nearly 3.6 million annual guests can have fun and soak in the natural beauty of the animals…

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20
Mar

Cape Canaveral Air Force Base Case Study

Cape Canaveral Air Force Base’s Port Facilities are located on Cape Canaveral in Florida just a few minutes from the Atlantic Ocean entrance. Port Canaveral, 1rida is considered to be the gateway to Central Florida and is home to the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy facilities. The Port facilities serve as an essential cargo hub for the U.S Government and is used to re-supply downrange tracking stations, which can…

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05
Mar

Split-Rail Solution: Smarter Fencing Systems that Last [Griffith Park Case Study]

Griffith Park spans over 4,200 acres and receives over 10 million visitors a year. It is the largest municipal park with an urban wilderness area in the United States. Famous for the Hollywood sign, the park also includes attractions such as the Griffith Observatory, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Greek Theatre and LA Zoo. With over 17 miles of fencing in and around the park, when the existing fencing system needed…

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29
Jan

Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber Provides Complete Solution for Assabet River Rail Trail

The Assabet River Rail Trail in Massachusetts is a multi-use recreational trail that passes through the Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard and Acton communities. Spanning over 12 miles, this trail not only connects these 5 communities together, it also provides a safe path for pedestrian activities like biking and hiking.   Built along the Marlborough Branch Railroad, which was active between 1853 and 1980, the now abandoned railroad was converted for…

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27
Jun

The Best Solution: How Bedford Technology Redesigned The SR-415 Bridge Fender System to Lower Cost and Increase Longevity

The St. John’s River in northeastern Florida is the longest river in the state. It contains over 200 miles of navigable stream and empties into the ocean near Jacksonville, FL. There are over major 25 bridges built along this river, the first dating back to the early 1900’s. In 2013, one of these bridges, along State Road 415 (SR-415), was changed from a two-lane bridge to a twin bridge, and…

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07
May

Bridging the Gap: How the King County South Park Bridge Reconstruction Project Used Structural Recycled Plastic Lumber to Increase Longevity and Durability

The King County South Park Bridge was originally built in 1931, spanned the Duwamish Waterway and was the first and only type of bridge built in the state of Washington. It remained an essential transportation link for almost 80 years, until King County was forced to close the bridge in 2010 due to dangerous and unsafe conditions. A new solution was needed to ensure that the bridge was safe and…

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27
Mar

Beautiful New Addition to Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club Combines Elegance and Functionality

The Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, founded in 1955, has grown in membership and footprint over the past 60 years. The club has gone through many renovations, including an outdoor dining area where guests can enjoy the views of the Chesapeake Bay area, which was constructed using plastic lumber. This project is a great example of how using plastic lumber can drive profitability and serve as a long-term structural…

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