History of Bollards

Although the word bollard is originally a 14th century-old Norse word meaning “hard tree trunk,” it wasn’t until the 17th and 18th centuries that “bollard” was being used as a term for a mooring post. Cannons were buried in the ground muzzle-down…

Breakaway Pole

What is a breakaway pole?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 20 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths result from vehicles leaving the roadway and striking a stationary object. To reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and significant vehicle damage in fixed-object crashes, breakaway posts are installed on ground-mounted sign supports of utility poles, light standards, street supports, and wayfinding signposts.