Utilities

Utility companies choose Bedford’s fiberglass reinforced plastic because it’s one of the most durable options available. It’s exceptionally strong yet lightweight. It’s nonconductive. And it stands up to the elements without rotting, rusting, corroding or leaching harmful chemicals.

Applications

Bedford FRP profiles and systems are available with a wide range of options, including fire-resistant resins and OSHA safety yellow color.

Utility Poles: Bedford manufactures fiberglass reinforced plastic utility poles, providing a lightweight, environmentally friendly alternative to treated wood poles.

Power Plants: Bedford’s FRP structural shapes and fiberglass grating are corrosion-resistant and nonconductive — perfect for catwalks, ladders, handrails and more in power plants.

Advantages

  • Light weight, high strength — easier to transport and install with standard tools
  • Corrosion resistant — won’t rot or rust and absorbs minimal moisture
  • Long-lasting — lower lifetime cost than traditional building materials
  • Dimensional stability — no shrinking or swelling
  • Safety — FRP is non-conductive and non-slip surfaces are available
  • Low maintenance — molded-through color does not require painting