By: Garrett Fishaw
When Ideal Shield first started, the goal was to provide protection and guarding products that are stronger, last longer, and won’t need to be replaced for several years to manufacturers and facilities all around the country.
Well, as some would say, “mission accomplished”.
Ideal Shield is now the industry leader in facility guarding products, which includes the original bollard cover and the industry’s strongest guardrail. And it’s only where it is thanks to the strength, craftsmanship, and reliability.
Don’t believe us?
Check out these 20 year old pieces of guardrail from Ideal Shield, that are still holding strong, at a printing facility in Metro-Detroit:
Though plenty of damage has been done to the nearly legal drinking aged pieces of guardrail, only a few pieces have needed replacement (thanks to excessive damage). That is because the frames and structures are as solid as they were when installed back in the 90’s. And that’s a good thing thanks to where they’re located.
These specific pieces of guardrail are in the perfect spot for this facility. They’re protecting some of the most critical assets in the plant, including electrical boxes and a managing station. But that’s not the only reason they’re perfectly situated.
As you can see in the photos, these guardrails have taken quite the beating over the last two decades. That’s because this location is a high-traffic area for forklifts which means the railing is hit, and hit hard, on an hourly basis by a machine that weighs thousands of pounds.
The only thing keeping those gigantic pieces of equipment from causing massive amounts of damage to the critical assets for the last 20 years? Ideal Shield’s guardrail.
Talk about a worthwhile investment.
That’s especially true when you add in the quick and easy process that goes into re-sleeving our guardrails.
It’s not a very expensive process and can be done in a timely manner. That way, your facility’s guardrails, that have gone through years of abuse and have been covered in factory debris, can look like this once again:
Pretty impressive, huh?
If you’re interested in learning more about our standard guardrail, heavy-duty guardrail, either one-line or two-line, or dock door goal posts to protect your facility’s most critical assets, please contact us today at Ideal Shield.