About Bedford

“Adapt. Innovate. Overcome.” That mission is posted throughout our facilities and it says a lot about who we are. From our humble beginnings to today’s ever-growing operation, we’ve always been driven to help customers solve their toughest challenges.

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. Throughout our history, we’ve continued steady growth and expanded our line of high-performance structural fiberglass products to serve a wide range of applications and markets.

Today, Bedford is still privately owned and operated by the Stahl family in the same Central Pennsylvania countryside where it began. We now have more than 250 full-time employees and 200,000-plus square feet of fiberglass pultrusion manufacturing space, including a state-of-the-art fabrication center.

Customer Service Promise
Although we’ve grown substantially, we will never be too large to offer the one-to-one service we’ve always given our customers. Over the past three decades, our core philosophy has remained the same:

  • Provide quality products at a fair price, where and when customers want them.
  • Make it easy to place orders without restrictive policies, hidden conditions or hassles.
  • Give every customer the same high level of service we expect for ourselves.
Products and Services
  • A complete line of standard and custom FRP shapes
  • Fiberglass molded grating and pultruded grating
  • Experienced engineering staff
  • Design, estimating and drafting capabilities
  • Fabrication services, including CNC machining and assembly
  • Secondary coating and painting services
  • Full-service machine shop
  • In-house testing facilities
  • Nationwide distribution, with warehouses across the U.S.
Memberships and Associations
Awards and Recognition
  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America in 2008 and 2009
  • Named one of the Top 100 Organizations of Central Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Business Central in 2008
  • 2010 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) from ACMA for innovation and green composites technology