Cooling Towers

Wood deteriorates. Steel corrodes. Our fiberglass structural shapes offer the strength of these traditional building materials without the rot, rust or corrosion. It also weighs significantly less, so it’s an excellent alternative for cooling tower construction. And with a life expectancy of up to 50 years, it’s a cost-efficient choice. You can also visit our Featured Projects page to see Bedford materials used in unique ways for a variety of industries.


Bedford offers structural FRP profiles in the exact dimensions required to replace standard wood profiles, including channels, square tube and decking.

Cooling Towers: Bedford products are a durable solution for platforms, stairs and handrails in the corrosive cooling tower environment.


  • Light weight, high strength — may reduce support requirements
  • Corrosion resistant — a good match for the cooling tower environment
  • Long-lasting — lower lifetime cost than traditional building materials
  • Easy fabrication — weighs less to transport and is quick and easy to install
  • Non-conductive and non-sparking — contains no metal (won’t conduct electricity)
  • Proven performance — Bedford has developed several proprietary glass, pigment and resin systems for the cooling tower industry
  • Low thermal conductivity — does not easily conduct heat or cold
  • Industry commitment — Bedford is a member of the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)