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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

By: admin   |  

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

By: admin   |  

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

By: admin   |  

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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Simplify Visitor Navigation with Custom Street and Traffic Signs

By: admin   |   August 3, 2015

Are you looking to make your business’s property more welcoming, or are you interested in purchasing custom street and traffic […]

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Get Quality Illumination Through Cree Commercial LED Lighting

By: admin   |   July 24, 2015

Do you have an idea for an inviting outdoor lighting scheme? Whether you’re goal is to illuminate a courtyard, parking […]

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