Blog Archive

Blog Archive

People who wish they had installed LED bollards

By: Jessica Bott   |   May 25, 2018

Sidewalks are meant for pedestrians. But they are not always safe. According to the US Department of Transportation annually over […]

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We Invested in casting to provide the highest quality products

By: Jessica Bott   |   May 11, 2018

The lighting industry faces a lot of challenges, which is why we put a lot of thought into our products. […]

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Showcase your communities’ uniqueness with customized street, way finding and traffic signs from Brandon Industries.

By: Jessica Bott   |   April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 Just as we take pride in our home and hearth, we should also beautify our neighborhood so […]

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Quality Signs from the Neighborhood Entrance to Your Front Door

By: Jessica Bott   |   March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 Urban cities are becoming increasingly complex due to growth that is both rapid and unplanned, housing thousands […]

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Hail Season is Coming, Call us for Replacement Street Lights

By: Jessica Bott   |   March 22, 2018

Every time there is a hailstorm, it’s almost always accompanied by mass destruction of property, uprooted trees, and power cuts. […]

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5 reasons why new development neighborhoods are making the switch to CBU’s

By: Jessica Bott   |   March 9, 2018

March 5, 2018 It’s alarming. Incidents of packages being stolen from porches are increasingly becoming commonplace. No wonder CBU’s are […]

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Three Major Benefits of Using LED Wall Packs

By: Jessica Bott   |   February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018 LED wall packs, are commonly installed on the sides of buildings, they are also used in parking […]

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Lead Industry Corn Cob Provider

By: Jessica Bott   |   January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 Brandon Industries is quickly becoming the lead industry provider for LED Corn Cob bulbs. We have a […]

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Custom Street Signs and How They Can Set Your Community Apart

By: Jessica Bott   |   January 8, 2018

Residents take pride in their neighborhood’s unique identity. Each neighborhood in America has its own fingerprint; no two are alike. […]

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Lighting Guidelines for Walkable Communities: Post-Tops and Bollards

By: Jessica Bott   |   December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017 Lighting a walkable community is more than an aesthetic notion, it’s a necessity. Properly illuminated communities are […]

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How Decorative Post-Tops Can Change the Vibe of Your Town

By: Jessica Bott   |   December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 People often underestimate the effect lighting, design and architecture have on our brains. Even something as simple […]

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Commercial Lighting 101: HID or LED?

By: Jessica Bott   |   December 7, 2017

In an age of technological innovation, even light bulbs are being revamped and upgraded on a near-yearly basis. Knowing the […]

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8 Reasons Why Cities are Installing Bollards in High Traffic Areas

By: Jessica Bott   |   November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 Regardless of where you live, you’ve likely passed by hundreds of bollards during your lifetime, yet probably […]

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What to know about breakaway sign posts

By: Jessica Bott   |   November 20, 2017

Have you ever wondered how the state decides the types of poles to use for different street sign applications? Well […]

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How Cluster Box Units are Changing our Neighborhoods

By: Jessica Bott   |   November 14, 2017

The days of every house having their own individual mailboxes is quickly coming to an end. The USPS Cluster Mailbox […]

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Bollards and Post Tops: A Solid Idea for Campus Safety

By: Jessica Bott   |   November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 University and college campuses are often compared to small towns or communities since they feature residences as […]

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LED and its Possible Health Effects – Part 2

By: Jessica Bott   |   October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 Posted in Our Online Journal, The basics of Lighting. Read the first part of this article to understand how research was […]

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Why You Should Put LED Bollards in an Office Park

By: Jessica Bott   |   October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 As employees navigate to and from work, you can imagine how there is a lot of activity […]

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LED and its Possible Health Effects – Part 1

By: Jessica Bott   |   October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 Posted in Our Online Journal, The basics of Lighting.  LED lamps and displays appear to pose no direct adverse […]

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Why Cheep High Bays Could Kill You

By: Jessica Bott   |   October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017 EVER received an email offering unbelievable deals on high-performing lighting? We have. And with international safety certifications, […]

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How LED Bollards Are Doing More than Lighting the Path

By: Jessica Bott   |   September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 When it gets dark, it doesn’t matter whether you’re walking in a park, down the street, or […]

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Rapid Process of Prototyping for Metal Manufacturing

By: Jessica Bott   |   September 21, 2017

  Introducing a new product to market involves a complex process of design, market research, and manufacturing. Rapid prototyping is […]

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How LED Lighting Is Changing Our World

By: Jessica Bott   |   September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017 The human eye was thought to be made mostly of two components: cones and rods. They work […]

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Transform Bollard “Eyesores” into Architectural Highlights.

By: Jessica Bott   |   August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 Bollards are those often-unnoticed posts people walk by every day going in and out of public buildings. […]

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When to use LED Retrofit Kits vs LED Post Tops

By: Jessica Bott   |   August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017 First, let’s make sure we set the score right. We sell both. We sell LED Post Tops […]

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The Effect Wayfinding Signs Have on Communities

By: Jessica Bott   |   August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017 As you develop an effective marketing strategy for your store, don’t overlook one of your most important […]

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Hey Property Managers! Brandon Industries is Your One Stop Shop!

By: Jessica Bott   |   August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017 Do you manage a property and find yourself frustrated in having to go to different vendors for […]

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It’s a SIGN you are FINDING your way.

By: Jessica Bott   |   August 3, 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017 Do you ever wonder how a town or shopping center decides on a signage design or how […]

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Function + Bollards = Brandon Industries

By: Jessica Bott   |   July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 The main function of decorative bollards is to increase aesthetic value. Brandon Industries offers decorative bollards in a wide […]

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Any Bollard Design is Possible With 3D Printers

By: Jessica Bott   |   July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 Product development is an exciting process of discovery. Investing in new products shows a company is committed […]

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Installing Bollards with Concrete Forms and Anchor Castings

By: Jessica Bott   |   July 14, 2017

July 14,2017 With the use of tubed concrete forms, a bollard can be installed on a surface that is not […]

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What is a Foundry?

By: Jessica Bott   |   July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017 Foundries are facilities that produce metal castings and offer casting-related services Foundries are responsible for our current […]

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A Family That Goes Together Stays Together

By: Jessica Bott   |   June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 Because walkability has been recognized as a valuable community feature, a number of organizations have attempted to […]

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Installing Decorative Bollards with New Concrete

By: Jessica Bott   |   June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Installing a bollard with an embedded anchor casting is the standard process in decorative applications. By placing […]

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Corncob LED’s are the next BIG thing

By: Jessica Bott   |   June 15, 2017

As many of you know, there are many different types of bulbs that come in various shapes and sizes. The most […]

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Powder Coating Versus Wet Paint

By: Jessica Bott   |   June 9, 2017

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Paint is essential for the practical use of reactive metals like ductile […]

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Bollards: A Solid Idea for Campus Safety

By: Jessica Bott   |   June 1, 2017

Colleges and universities often function similar to small towns or communities. Architects and planners definitely have their work cut out […]

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How LED’s are helping with Light Temperature

By: Jessica Bott   |   May 24, 2017

Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night. […]

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How to buy a Post Top lighting fixture

By: Jessica Bott   |   May 19, 2017

Adding a Post Top lighting fixture is an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty, safety, and security to your home or […]

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How LED Lighting Affects our mood

By: Jessica Bott   |   May 2, 2017

Did you know that light can have a major impact on your mood? You probably experience the phenomenon yourself. Think […]

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How Does LED Lighting Save Your Company Money?

By: Jessica Bott   |   April 21, 2017

Many businesses require tons of lighting in and on their buildings or stores using LED bollards, LED wall packs and […]

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What Does Your Mailbox Say About You?

By: Jessica Bott   |   April 12, 2017

A mailbox is an extension of your home and just like your house reflects what type of person you are, […]

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5 ways to get instant curb appeal with outdoor lighting

By: Jessica Bott   |   April 6, 2017

Done right, outdoor lighting makes your home safer, more secure and more attractive. Top-rated landscaping lighting experts report that homeowners are now spending […]

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How LED Lights are Changing our Cities & Neighborhoods

By: Jessica Bott   |   March 30, 2017

LEDs are Changing our Cities & Neighborhoods with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology nearly standard on all new building developments, […]

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Win more bids with Brandon Industries’ CAD Details tool

By: Jessica Bott   |   March 24, 2017

Brandon Industries offers a wide array of lighting, streetscape and mailbox solutions. Use our CAD Details tool to put together […]

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What Do Your Signpost Finials Mean?

By: admin   |   February 16, 2017

Decorative finials sit atop posts, lamps and buildings. They make street signs more attractive, keep lampshades in place and prevent […]

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Why Your Mailbox is Important

By: admin   |  

Often neglected, mailboxes are instrumental in creating the first impression of a home. Your mailbox is the visual staple that […]

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5 Common Signage Mistakes that Are Killing the Actual Purpose

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Wayfinding signs are an important navigation tool, the quality of which goes a long way to getting drivers and pedestrians […]

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HPS vs. LED Lighting: Which is More Efficient?

By: admin   |  

Being the successor to incandescent lightbulbs, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) were once the wave of the future. Now, Light Emitting […]

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It’s our 30th anniversary!

By: Jessica Bott   |   February 3, 2017

One of the Nation’s Leading Streetscape Solutions Providers Brandon Industries is excited to be celebrating our 30th anniversary this month. […]

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Can Your Outdoor Signage Survive the Winter?

By: admin   |   February 2, 2017

Winter’s here and it can prove harsh on your outdoor signage. Now is the time to determine whether your signs […]

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Tips to Protect Your Mailbox In Winters

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It’s snow time. Or it may be snowing soon and your mailbox might be in trouble. There’s always the risk […]

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Cleaner, Brighter Streets Lead to Less Neighborhood Crime

By: admin   |   January 31, 2017

The broken windows theory is a criminology concept that states neighborhoods with broken windows are likely to attract crime, vandalism […]

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Create a Cluster Mailbox Installation Your Residents Will Love

By: admin   |   January 6, 2017

Cluster mailboxes are now required for most new residential developments. The U.S. Postal Service loves them because they reduce delivery […]

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Security Tips for Holiday Packages

By: admin   |   December 22, 2016

December is a busy time for package deliveries, especially now that many people do their holiday shopping online. Unfortunately, the […]

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Employee Profile: Jessica St. Germaine Street Signs Sales

By: admin   |   December 14, 2016

Jessica St. Germaine Sales Consultant Jessica joined Brandon Industries in 2015 and sells street signs and components to national distributors, […]

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11 Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

By: admin   |   December 9, 2016

The winter holidays are upon us, and it’s time to deck the halls – and streets – with holly. Many […]

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5 Ways to Save Energy with Holiday Lights

By: admin   |   December 8, 2016

Colored or white, blinking or twinkling, holiday light displays can turn an ordinary home or neighborhood into something magical. And […]

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Use Sign Trims and Accessories to Project the Right Image

By: admin   |   October 31, 2016

On most American roads, traffic and street signs are bolted to plain metal poles. They aren’t especially attractive, but they […]

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Debryce Allen – Senior Lighting Sales

By: admin   |   October 28, 2016

Senior Sales Consultant Debryce has been working in lighting sales for more than 10 years at Brandon Industries. He says […]

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How to Be Spooky, Yet Safe, This Halloween

By: admin   |   October 21, 2016

At Halloween, parks and yards become spooky graveyards. Ordinary buildings turn into haunted houses. Scarecrows, skeletons, spider webs and ghosts […]

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Custom Options Let You See LED Streetlights in a Different Light

By: admin   |   October 20, 2016

LED streetlights use less energy and require less maintenance than older streetlight technology. They can be integrated into a smart […]

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Dallas Builders Association Open

By: admin   |   September 28, 2016

Brandon Industries was out in full force this summer at the Dallas Builders Association Open. Lighting Sales Director William Gann […]

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Streetlights of the Future

By: admin   |   September 21, 2016

In the future, energy-efficient streetlights will collect traffic data and automatically brighten and dim based on need. They’ll issue severe […]

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Street and Wayfinding Signs: What’s in a Color?

By: admin   |   September 20, 2016

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices regulates traffic sign colors to ensure that red means stop and yellow means […]

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AIA: Exterior Home Spaces Continue to Dominate Homeowner Investment

By: admin   |   September 12, 2016

Our insatiable appetite for home design isn’t going away – just turn on HGTV for proof of that. So, what’s […]

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Answers to Your Questions about Residential Cluster Mailboxes

By: admin   |   September 8, 2016

We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for residential cluster mailboxes. It’s no wonder. The U.S. Postal Service now […]

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Whitney Turner – Streetscape Solutions

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Whitney Turner Director of Business Development Whitney works directly with land developers, construction managers and project managers to create a […]

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See you at the Sunbelt Builders Show Aug. 3

By: admin   |   July 27, 2016

  Attending the Sunbelt Builders Show in Grapevine, Texas, on Aug. 3? Stop by and say hi at our exhibit (Booth […]

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Employee Profile: Travis Trotter

By: admin   |   July 14, 2016

Travis Trotter Sales Manager Travis is a familiar face around Brandon Industries, where he’s worked since 2005. He started out […]

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Custom Light Poles Bring Shopping Center Lighting up to Par

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CASE STUDY: Shopping Center Project, Martinsville, NJ The Challenge: A Brandon Industries customer wanted to replace light poles in a […]

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Lighting Control Systems the Hot Ticket at Lightfair

By: admin   |   June 6, 2016

It’s clear that not only are our lighting systems becoming more efficient with LEDs, they’re also smarter than ever. At […]

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Lightfair International Show Highlights

By: admin   |   May 31, 2016

Brandon Industries attended the Lightfair International trade show April 26-28.                     […]

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Three Ways to Tell It’s Time to Replace Street Signs

By: admin   |   May 9, 2016

How do you know when it’s time to replace street signs? There are clear-cut cases when vandalism or damage occurs, […]

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Employee Profile: William Gann

By: admin   |   May 3, 2016

William Gann Director of Lighting Sales, Brandon Industries William is one of the newer members of the Brandon Industries team […]

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Spruce up for Summer by Adding Outdoor Lighting, Color to Your Backyard

By: admin   |   April 18, 2016

With summer right around the corner, many homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their winter-ravaged backyards or patios. […]

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Cluster Mailboxes are Coming to a New Development Near You

By: admin   |   April 4, 2016

Cluster mailboxes are sprouting up in new communities as the U.S. Postal Service pushes centralized delivery to save money. Also […]

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Employee Profile: Brandon Hall

By: admin   |   March 28, 2016

Brandon Hall President, Brandon Industries You could say that Brandon Hall has been training for his current role his whole […]

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Stop By Our Expanded Booth at Lightfair International

By: admin   |   March 24, 2016

Brandon Industries has doubled its exhibit space, and will be displaying all of our different LED light technologies at the […]

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Font Change on its Way for Highway Signs

By: admin   |   March 9, 2016

  For 11 years, Clearview has been the font of choice on highway signs in about 25 U.S. states because […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Street Lighting

By: admin   |   February 25, 2016

Whether you need one light pole for a front yard, lights for an entire downtown project or something in between, […]

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Custom LED Lighting Module is the Answer to HOA’s Lighting Challenge

By: admin   |   February 15, 2016

  CASE STUDY: Waterford Park in Houston, Texas   Client: Waterford Park HOA   The Challenge: The Waterford Park Homeowners […]

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MUTCD Has Been Setting Sign Standards for 80 Years

By: admin   |   February 8, 2016

We don’t usually recognize birthdays in our blog space, but we’re making an exception this time. The Manual on Uniform […]

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Brandon Significantly Expands Outdoor LED Lighting Options

By: admin   |   February 5, 2016

Brandon Industries is significantly expanding our product line of outdoor LED lighting options this year to offer even more outdoor lighting […]

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Discussing Wind Loads Like a Pro

By: admin   |   January 25, 2016

Most of us aren’t engineers and don’t spend much time thinking about wind loads and pole sizes. But when you’re […]

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Why Die Casting Matters

By: admin   |   January 18, 2016

A funny thing happened when we began introducing die cast parts to our customers. Because they were used to sand […]

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AAMA 2404 – Compliant Powder-Coat Paint is Far Superior

By: admin   |   January 14, 2016

Not all paint finishes are created equal. Many manufacturers call their powder-coat paint “super durable,” but what does that really […]

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Urban Transformations That Inspire

By: admin   |   January 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered what your city’s public spaces would look like with more pedestrian walkways and bike trails and […]

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Cohesive Design Elements Essential in Neighborhood, Community Projects

By: admin   |   January 6, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy button for fast-tracking all of the design elements that go into […]

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Four Christmas Lighting Displays You Don’t Want to Miss

By: admin   |   December 16, 2015

Brandon Industries is all about decorative streetscapes and the holidays are a chance for cities to pull out all the […]

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Brandon Industries Took Some Time for Fun While at LightShow West

By: admin   |   December 14, 2015

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New LED Bollards Introduced at LA Trade Show

By: admin   |   December 4, 2015

In October, Brandon Industries debuted two new LED Bollards at the LightShow West trade show in Los Angeles. This show […]

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Halloween 2015 at Brandon Industries

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Good Manufacturing Processes Mean Products are Built to Last

By: admin   |   November 19, 2015

When you install new signage, mailboxes and lighting in a development, the last thing you want to worry about is […]

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Show Your Identity in Style with Decorative Wayfinding Signs

By: William Gann   |   November 2, 2015

Increase Visitation to Your City, Campus, Shopping Center, or Business Why should you have one of our wayfinding sign systems […]

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Four Reasons Why Your Development Needs Uniform Mailboxes

By: admin   |   October 26, 2015

Much goes into planning a housing development or community and every meticulous decision contributes to the character and overall community […]

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Decorative Outdoor LED Lighting: Customizable and Economical

By: admin   |   September 25, 2015

The right outdoor lighting can make all of the difference – indoors and out. LED outdoor lighting is an inexpensive, […]

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What To Do About A Custom Street Sign Accident

By: admin   |   September 14, 2015

Car Accident Involving Your Custom Street Sign? Here Are Some Helpful Hints. Did someone just smash into your decorative street […]

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Four Things Decorative Street Signs Say About Your Community

By: admin   |   August 25, 2015

STOP! No U turn! Pedestrian Crossing! Main Street! These are all the typical messages you expect your community’s traffic, wayfinding […]

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Street Light Poles

By: admin   |   August 13, 2015

Whether they’re for a parking lot, country club, or a municipal restoration project that you’re in charge of, the right […]

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