Traditionally-Designed Bollards by Reliance Foundry Used in Security Upgrades at Fenway Park


Vancouver, BC – Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America’s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, announced today that its signature bollard, the model R-7539, has been installed at Boston’s historic Fenway Ballpark. A Massachusetts design firm, the Beta Inc., selected the model R-7539 bollard for its traditional ornamentation and the historic style that would complement the early 20th century architecture of the park. It has been installed at many high profile sites across North America and will now be used to define architectural perimeters that will help to increase safety at the stadium. The installation was performed by Lanzillo and Sons Construction during the week of August 19th, 2013 and the project was overseen by Thomas Barriers Inc.



“The model R-7539 is one of the most architecturally versatile bollards in our catalog,” said Len Cranmore, Product manager at Reliance Foundry. “It works particularly well with period architecture and it is effective at tying perimeter security in with the time-honored design of Fenway Park.”



Reliance Foundry’s model R-7539 bollard stands three feet high and is constructed from high-grade-ductile iron. It is features a spherical cap and fluted shaft, creating an old-fashioned architectural highlight. It is finished with a highly-durable powder-coating and it requires little in terms of ongoing maintenance. The model R-7539 features a hollow shaft which allows it to be installed alone in decorative applications or over security posts. When installed in this manner, it becomes a device for blending perimeter security into the surrounding landscape and architecture.



To perform the installation at Fenway Park, threaded rods were set in the interior concrete of the security pipes. Once the concrete had cured, the model r-7539 bollards were placed over the security pipes and secured to the threaded rods with washers and 1” nuts. Each bollard’s cap was then fastened to the shaft with anti-theft set screws. The installed bollards help to disguise the presence of the security pipes, creating an architectural highlight that coincides with site’s celebrated architecture. The project was performed quickly and the installation company notes that the bollards have delivered the desired aesthetic.



“The bollards look just as great as we hoped they would," said Elaine Grilli, President of Thomas Barriers Inc. “Our experience with Reliance Foundry was totally positive. The office personnel were professional and efficient. Delivery was exactly as they had promised. Support on the phone and email was immediate and the product quality is excellent.”



Reliance Foundry’s bollards are designed to increase safety and security on streetscapes while enhancing their surrounding architecture. They can be finished with one of six different powder-coated color options and they are relatively easy-to-maintain. With Reliance Foundry’s catalogue of mounting options they can be installed to deliver differing levels of impact resistance for decorative, safety or security applications. The model R-7539 is a traditionally-styled, iron bollard that pays tribute to the historic significance of Boston’s beloved ballpark. To view Reliance Foundry’s classic ductile iron bollards and watch a video of the installation, please visit: http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/r-7539-bollards-fenway-park-boston  

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