This blog covers a phrase that has been growing strength internally within our company and is now being extended to the general public…that being Why Not? – Plastic Lumber.  We have been asking ourselves for many years…why not use plastic lumber in certain applications.  This grew last year into an internal marketing campaign where we asked our employees to submit their ideas and photos for a contest. Out of this campaign came some interesting ideas including: beds, stair steps, cattle troughs, shelving, rolling carts, etc.  Enough good ideas were introduced, that we said why not? – expand this out to the public.

There really is no limit to the possibilities of using Bedford Technology’s recycled HDPE plastic lumber (in most applications) to replace wood or other alternative materials in the market.  In many cases, we have superior products, which include SELECTFORCE®, FIBERFORCE® and BARFORCE® Plastic Lumber that looks great and is long lasting and resistant to: rotting, splintering, water damage, termites (pests), etc.  Our recycled plastic lumber also doesn’t require painting and is very low maintenance (compared with traditional wood.)  Bedford Technology’s Hard Tool product is a high quality, carpenter friendly product that can be drilled, sawn, cut, routed and worked just as wood lumber and comes in a variety of colors, making it more useful in commercial playground equipment, park and recreation applications, signage, boardwalks, decks, piers, parking curbs, landscaping boards and any harsh weather environment applications. With all this information, we ask the question again…Why Not use Plastic lumber?

Bedford Technology’s SELECTFORCE®, FIBERFORCE® and BARFORCE® recycled HDPE plastic lumber serves as a replacement to traditional parts made from injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum forming, aluminum extrusion, lumber profiles and wood profiles. Bedford Technology can also design a plastic lumber product to suit your specific application, including custom molded products (ie: pipe supports, bench frame shapes, lids). Contact us today at (800)721-9037 and talk with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. Visit us online at, “Like” us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at