May
15

Meet Byhrav, Bedford Engineer

Meet Our Team For more than eight years, Bhyrav has served Bedford clients through his technical know-how. He’s responsible for supporting sales, market development, and design and development with all the technical needs of our pultruded composite products. What Bhyrav enjoys most is interacting with customers to learn more about new markets and applications so […]

Apr
27

Custom Solutions For Tough Marine Conditions

Discovery Place: A Museum Aquarium An aquarium is eye-catching, beautiful and amazing to viewers, but behind the scenes is an ongoing battle between the elements and the construction materials. So we were happy to help Discovery Place and their aquarium contractor, Waterdog Products, with aquarium updates and expansions. Fish and marine life are fun to […]

Mar
24

Meet Tom, Bedford Sales Manager

Meet Our Team In his more than 25 years at Bedford, Tom has handled virtually every role. And in every case, Tom has always been driven to put the customer first. His goals are to make sure Bedford is always easy to do business with, to find solutions based on customer needs, and to make […]

Feb
27

Featured Project: Safety & Reliability For Texas Substation

Nothing pleases us more than helping customers solve problems. So when materials were needed for an electrical substation on the humid Texas coast, we were thrilled to work with Houston distributor DEFI Structural Fiberglass on the project. The materials not only needed to stand up against the ravages of corrosive salt water and flooding, but […]

Feb
8

15 Key Facts About FRP

It’s well known that Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer is strong, durable, and trustworthy — but it’s more than that. Yes, the strength and durability are great, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find the countless benefits it offers. Here are the 15 essential facts and benefits of FRP: FRP is much more stable than traditional […]

Jan
17

Why America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Used FRP

Block Island Wind Farm The first U.S.-based commercial offshore wind farm, Block Island, is up, running, and thriving thanks in part to the fiberglass reinforced plastics products used in the project. This milestone proves the overwhelming potential for the use of FRP in the offshore wind industry, similar to how FRP is used in the […]

Dec
12

Fabricating With FRP: How to Cut And Drill With Standard Tools (Video Series)

If you work with Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer, you need to know how cutting and drilling FRP differs from traditional materials, and the many other advantages of FRP over steel, wood, and aluminum. Watch this video for the step-by-step process along with tips and tricks for clean fabrication. One of the advantages of working with fiberglass-reinforced polymer […]

Nov
28

Fabricating With FRP: How to Repair a Mislocated Hole (Video Series)

Sometimes when you’re fabricating with FRP, a hole may be drilled in the wrong location. This can happen for several reasons, including an error on the print, a change in the design or a mistake in the shop. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to properly plug mislocated holes in FRP. In this […]

Nov
14

Fabricating with FRP: How to Bond Structural Fiberglass Shapes (Video Series)

Brush up on how to bond two Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer shapes together. Precision and technique will give you the results you want, so follow this video closely for optimal adhesion. When you need to bond two FRP shapes together or bond an FRP shape to another structural material, adhesives are a good solution. For best […]

Oct
31

Bedford PROForms® Get “Made in the USA” Label

Bedford’s pultruded PROForms® products have always been manufactured in America. Starting in Q4, these products will carry the Made in the USA mark for added quality assurance. Here are a few reasons to look for the PROForms® brand and the Made in the USA label: 1. TRUSTED AND PROVEN SINCE 1974. Not all fiberglass-reinforced polymer […]

Oct
11

Rebuilding With FRP Grating and Structural Shapes

Our thoughts are with the victims of Hurricane Matthew, the world’s most powerful storm since 2007. The aftermath is proving to take a toll on many countries including Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Now that the storm has passed, families are left with severe flooding, a lack of […]

Sep
15

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer: What Is It? (Video Series)

Dive deeper into the strong, lightweight material with an insider look at what goes into fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP). You know it’s an excellent alternative to traditional building material — but you may not know how it gets its strength and performance properties. Check out this video for a look at how the combination of […]

Sep
9

Meet Bridgett, Quality Control Supervisor

Meet Our Team Bridgett has been with Bedford for more than 18 years and works as the head of our Quality Control department. She interacts with customers, suppliers, and R&D on a daily basis — and like many of her coworkers, she says making those personal connections are her favorite part of the job. Outside of […]

Aug
31

Mark Your Calendar For CAMX

It’s time to book your hotel! The Composites & Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) is coming to Anaheim, CA September 26-29. Get involved by meeting up with the ASTM Subcommittee D20.18 on Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics. You’ll learn more about the latest developments in the area of testing and standard practices — and get in on the […]

Aug
17

American Structural Fiberglass Supplier (Video Series)

  We are Bedford, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) – a strong, lightweight alternative to traditional building materials. That’s what we do, but our story really starts with who we are and what we believe in as a company. We started in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 1974, as a family-owned company with a dozen […]

Jul
21

Benefits of FRP (Video Series)

Strong yet lightweight. Corrosion-resistant. Fiberglass-reinforced polymer is a durable, low-maintenance building material. And Bedford is your full-service source for FRP. We offer design, engineering, fabrication and testing. Plus a warranty on our PROForms products. And a ship date guarantee. With over 40 years of experience, Bedford is your FRP expert. Learn more about the benefits […]

Jul
5

More Grating, Cooling Tower Products Now in Stock

Our expanded stocking inventory includes availability on the following new products. For details on availability, contact us or check inventory on our website.   1″ X 1″ X 4″ PROGRID MOLDED GRATING — RECTANGULAR GRID GRIT TOP FR Dark Gray w/Grit – 4′ x 12′ panel FR Dark Gray w/Grit – 3′ x 10′ panel […]

Jun
9

What is Pultrusion? (Video Series)

Pultrusion is the process used to form fiberglass-reinforced polymer – or FRP – into a strong but lightweight profile. This process creates continuous lengths of FRP with a consistent cross-section. The possibilities for custom shapes are virtually endless. For example, Bedford PROForms structural shapes like these are made of pultruded FRP. The pultrusion process starts […]

May
16

New California Warehouse Now Open

Bedford has opened a new warehouse in Corona, California, through distributor Peabody Engineering. This location will stock a variety of the most popular PROForms® structural shapes, as well as PROGrid® and PROGrate® grating, for faster West Coast delivery. Fabrication services are also available through this location. ALREADY COMPLETING PROJECTS Peabody Engineering recently completed a project […]

Apr
29

What Is FRP? (Video Series)

What is FRP? Fiberglass-reinforced polymer is a strong, lightweight building material that resists corrosion. FRP is sometimes called composite because it’s made of a combination of materials that work together for even stronger performance. FRP is made up of several different components: fiberglass reinforcements, resin to bond those reinforcements, additives and fillers that provide specific performance […]

Apr
22

Important Update on Resin Sealing

We have streamlined our manufacturing process to save our customers time and money by eliminating resin sealing, which has been shown to be unnecessary. RESIN SEALING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE Extensive testing has proved that sealing offers no significant gains in the long-term performance of the composite shapes. For this reason, we are no longer […]

Apr
8

Eric Kidd, Marketing Director

Meet Our Team At Bedford, you’ll find a lot of people who know the ins and outs of the pultrusion business through firsthand experience, and Eric is no exception. He started in fabrication and shipping at Bedford 29 years ago and has since moved through the ranks from department head to sales to marketing. Eric […]

Feb
15

Fishing Pier Features Bedford FRP

Bedford recently collaborated with Pearson Pilings to design and supply an FRP commercial pier in South America. The two companies worked with a local representative to design the pier that met the criteria the site demanded. The all-fiberglass design will help the community reduce maintenance costs. It also provides a long-term solution to a decaying […]

Jun
18

Storm Proof Piers

Bedford FRP grating makes the news for storm-proof piers.

Dec
23

Bedford Reinforced Plastics is Now Hiring

Bedford Reinforced Plastics offers the competitive benefits of a large company with the atmosphere of a small one. We’re proud of the work we do, and we value each individual’s role in making it happen every day. To apply for a position, e-mail your resume to HR@bedfordreinforced.com. We’re currently looking for a Computer/Network Systems Technician to […]

Nov
10

Bedford Enhances Real-Time Inventory Search on Its Website

BEDFORD, PA. — Bedford Reinforced Plastics has added new real-time inventory search functionality to its website, bedfordreinforced.com. The new and improved inventory page provides more options for users to filter their search, check if selected products are currently in stock at a Bedford warehouse location and add selections to a virtual shopping cart to request a quote. […]

Nov
7

[Infographic] Why Build With FRP

Why Build With FRP Since 1974, Bedford has focused on manufacturing the highest-quality pultruded fiberglass pieces. Fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) offers several key advantages compared to traditional building materials including light weight, high strength, long life and outstanding corrosion resistance. To maximize these benefits it is best to design with the properties of FRP in mind […]

Sep
30

Bedford Reinforced Plastics Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  BEDFORD, PA. — Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of pultruded and molded fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural materials, is celebrating its 40th year in business. The Stahl family started the company in 1974 with a small barn, three pultrusion machines and about a dozen employees, primarily manufacturing products for the agricultural market. Since then, […]

Sep
4

U.S. Rep Bill Shuster Visits Bedford

Congressman Shuster toured our operation and gave an update on the issues he’s working on in Congress.

Feb
28

Top 100 Recognition

Pennsylvania Business Central recognizes Bedford in their Top 100 for 2012.

Dec
6

Owens Corning Features Bedford in September Issue of Market Vision

Jul
31

Innovative Marine Solutions Partners w/ Bedford

We’d like to welcome our newest distribution partner to the Bedford family!

Jun
22

BlackBerry Bottom Farm Interview

Check out the latest at our farm, and how the trellising we manufacture allows blackberries to thrive in our northern climate.

Mar
13

Constellation Energy Group Newsletter Article

Cooling tower piping preparing to ship to Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station.

Jan
11

Bedford’s Blackberry Bottom Farm Covers Up For Winter

Oct
27

Worldwide Drilling Resource LAGCOE Interview

Sean Richard from Bedford’s Lafayette office, interviewed by Worldwide Drilling Resource Magazine at LAGCOE 2011.

Oct
21

Bedford to Receive Economic Development Award

Oct
15

Ribbon-Cutting for New Bedford Dock (Bedford Gazette)

Oct
15

Penn Lines Features Bedford’s Blackberry Farm

Oct
15

Ribbon-Cutting for New Bedford Dock (Cumberland Times-News)

Oct
14

LAGCOE Preview Interview

Bedford to exhibit at LAGCOE, the country’s 2nd largest energy exposition in Lafayette, LA Oct. 25-27, 2011.

Oct
7

Bedford Dock Installed At Koon Lake

The Bedford Gazette reports on a dock that Bedford Reinforced Plastics designed, built and helped install at Koon Lake.

Sep
13

Bedford Employees Honored

Bedford recognizes seven team members for 20+ years of service.

Sep
12

Bedford & Trellis Growing Systems Discuss Partnership

Shannon Foor (Bedford) and Richard Barnes (Trellis Growing Systems) talk about the partnership between their companies.

Aug
30

Bedford Partners with Customer to Grow Blackberries

Bedford sees potential with customers’ new midwest blackberry growing system and partners with them to grow 20 acres.

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