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Shield Spotlight: Big Box Store Column Wraps

Have you ever been rolling around the grocery store and accidentally ran your shopping cart into a column between the aisles or by the cashier? It may not seem like much of anything for a customer, like yourself, but for a store manager or owner, those hits and dings add up.

Columns are hit several times every day by both shopping carts and forklifts (during restocking), chipping paint and gashing the steel, which costs stores hundreds-to-thousands of dollars every year to fix. 

This is why grocery giants and big box stores, like Sam’s Club and Target, have been using column wraps for years to protect the invaluable columns. However, not all column wraps are made the same. 

Damaged diamond plated steel column wraps at a grocery store's check out aisle.

Damaged diamond plated steel column wraps at a grocery store’s check out aisle.


While some companies have either gone without column wraps or chose to go with a steel-plated option, Ideal Shield offers the cost-effective, versatile, plastic column wrap option that will both protect and deflect. 

Available in both square and round options, Ideal Shield’s Column Wraps are made from HDPE plastic, which eliminates the need to ever paint again. The wraps are lightweight, to limit shipping costs, easy to install, and can fit all 10″ to 2o” square columns and 6″ & 8″ round columns. It’s the perfect option for column protection in big box stores. 

Ideal Shield's red plastic Square Column Wrap

Ideal Shield’s red plastic Square Column Wrap

Ideal Shield's gray plastic Square Column Wrap with Fire Extinguisher

Ideal Shield’s gray plastic Square Column Wrap with Fire Extinguisher

Ideal Shield's blue plastic Round Column Wrap

Ideal Shield’s blue plastic Round Column Wrap

Ideal Shield's red plastic Round Column Wrap

Ideal Shield’s red plastic Round Column Wrap

For more information on our plastic column wraps, please contact our experienced sales team at 866-825-8659 today!