Bollards and our environment
Reliance Foundry is focussed on improving public spaces. Reliance Foundry's site furnishings offer exquisite beauty, a long life cycle and innovative uses of green materials that have been field-proven in thousands of projects. As a premier manufacturer of bollards and bike bollards, Reliance Foundry has products installed in or around schools, office complexes, parking garages, residences, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and anywhere else people congregate. Reliance Foundry is committed to "GREEN" by encouraging pedestrian & bike friendly projects, and municipal streetscape programs that offer an outstanding quality of life for their residents.
Materials and Processes
Our sustainable bollard products emphasize steel, cast (ductile) iron, stainless steel, aluminum and other materials that offer a high-recycled content and 100% recyclability. Many of Reliance Foundry's bollards are powder coated prior to shipping, a process that provides a high performance coating which is relatively hard, abrasion resistant, and tough. When powder coated items are installed without damage and maintained regularly, they will enjoy a long service life. The correctly applied coating, although not metallurgically bonded to the metal bollard, will not crack, chip or peel as with conventional paint films - thereby reducing the need for repair.
Reliance Foundry's bollards and bike bollards have exceptional durability and low maintenance requirements. Reliance Foundry's bollards are designed and engineered to live long, useful lives in outdoor spaces without the use of harmful cleaning chemicals to maintain the finish. When damaged or vandalized, our products are designed to allow replacement of parts wherever possible.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating SystemTM is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance, sustainable, "green" buildings. Developed by The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Reliance Foundry supports USGBC and the concept of sustainability.
Walk green, build green, bike green, live green
Reliance Foundry makes stewardship of the environment a vital part of our business. By implementing the use of "green", recycled and/or recyclable products in our facility, producing many products that are themselves recyclable, and creating products with a long life cycle, we meet our customers' expectations for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.