Agriculture

Farm buildings and trellising are exposed to some pretty harsh conditions — from fertilizers and pesticides to severe weather. Bedford’s fiberglass reinforced plastic stands up to it all. FRP shapes won’t corrode, rot or rust like traditional building materials. Plus, it can stand up to the elements for decades. In short, it’s designed to last longer and cost less in the long run.

Applications

Ag utility buildings, machine shed framing, grain handling and fertilizer storage are some of the potential uses for FRP pultrusions. Handrails, platforms, stairs and decking are also available.

Advantages

  • Light weight, high strength — easier to transport and install with standard tools
  • Corrosion resistant — great around water, chemicals and livestock
  • Long-lasting — lower lifetime cost than traditional building materials
  • Humidity resistant — no shrinking or swelling
  • Safety — won’t conduct electricity, and nonslip surfaces are available
  • Low maintenance — molded-through color does not require painting
  • Low thermal conductivity — it’s a good insulator

 

Farm Buildings

Bedford FRP structural members are ideal for ag building structures and enclosures because they won’t warp, rot or corrode.

 

ag buildings use FRP
FRP for grain elevators