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Steel Outdoor Picnic Tables for Schools and Parks

January 25th, 2012 by
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What are some design characteristics of your steel outdoor picnic tables for schools and parks that make them superior to competing models?

First, the type of steel from which they are constructed is galvanized steel that is rust resistant and capable of withstanding the stress of polluted air environments and areas near the ocean.  They are further protected by a layer of Thermostat, which is UV resistant and very tough in spite of its soft feel to the skin.  Thermoplastic is very difficult for vandals to cut.  Even if successfully damaged, it can be easily repaired by maintenance crews by the allocation of a heat gun which will reseal the opening in seconds.

What steel outdoor picnic tables for schools and parks do you recommend for elementary schools?

We recommend you invest in children’s tables that are built with table tops that are lower to the ground.  When children climb on the tables and jump off, they have only a short distance to the ground.  This minimizes the risk of injury.  Edges and corners are rounded off so that when children run into them they are not injured. 

What do you recommend for middle school campuses?

We recommend that you buy steel outdoor picnic tables for schools and parks that have table tops large enough to support students who like to sit on the table as much as they like to sit on chairs and benches.  Even if this is against school policy, you know some kids are going to do it, so you should be proactive and provide them with a sturdy surface that will safe for them to use this way, and that will allow them to climb down safely when you ask them to do so.

What are the best steel outdoor picnic tables for schools and parks that meet the needs of high schools, colleges, and universities?

Take a look at several of our larger models.  These have plenty of surface area that will accommodate students who like to study and eat outside.  There is plenty of room on each of our larger models to setup a laptop, have textbooks at hand, and to have paper to write on while eating a lunch or a snack.  We also have umbrellas that can be installed in many of our models to keep the sunlight off of laptop screens and people. 

Do you have steel outdoor picnic tables that will look as natural as wooden table?

Yes.  If you have a campground or park, XPB Locker can help you find models that feature very natural greens and browns ideally complimentary to surrounding terrain and foliage.  Just ask us, and we will show you what we can do for you.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial mailboxes, lockers, outdoor furniture, commercial lavatories and bleachers delivered nationwide. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will be pleased to help find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Houston, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Salisbury, N.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Boston, Massachusetts, Salt Lake City, Utah, Billings, Montana, Tulsa Oklahoma, and Los Angeles, California.

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Heavy Duty Commercial Metal Park Picnic Tables

January 20th, 2012 by
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As their name indicates, heavy duty commercial metal park picnic tables are the most practical way for campgrounds, fishing areas, and public parks to provide guests with safe and comfortable seating above the ground. 

Additionally, they benefits to many more facility types beyond those of outdoor recreational areas.  They are more than simple park benches.  They blend attraction factor, durability, and practical function to such degree that they contribute form and function anywhere they are installed.

Businesses prefer to use these tables over other forms of seating because a single unit can accommodate multiple persons within the confines of space that is more often limited than not.  The many models sold by XPB Locker feature geometric designs that compliment both contemporary and traditional architectural motifs. 

Heavy duty commercial metal park picnic tables make break areas more amenable to people who need to truly relax.  In addition to providing a surface on which to place food, they are excellent places for people to read a book, look through a magazine, or even take work outside on a laptop.  Optional umbrellas that can be ordered from XPB Locker can be fitted to the center of many of these tables so that occupants can be shielded from the sun.

Heavy duty commercial metal park picnic tables can be setup in other places as well.  In public centers, such as those around city halls, recreational skate parks, beach areas, and food courts in theme parks, a group of these tables can accommodate a large number of people and still provide enough space for easy walk through access.

These facilities can put their fears of high maintenance costs aside in light of durability that characterize the construction of these tables.  Not only are they made from heavy, commercial grade metal, but they are coated in a substance known as Thermostat.  Thermostat has the unique quality of feeling very soft to the touch, but nevertheless remaining impervious to accidental impacts that would damage or scratch exposed metal surfaces.

This makes heavy duty commercial metal park picnic tables vandal resistant to all but the most malicious and forceful attacks on their structures.  Any successful cutting of the coating can be easily repaired by the application of a heat gun.  Maintenance can be done onsite, with existing personnel, with negligible time and expense.

Even better, the protective surface of heavy duty commercial metal park picnic tables makes them very easy to wipe down.  Even if patrons forget to clean them, cleaning crews can have them fresh and ready to serve more customers in a matter of a few short minutes.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Commercial Steel Outdoor Courtyard Patio Furniture

January 18th, 2012 by
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What kind of commercial steel outdoor courtyard patio furniture should be buy for a small office building on a small lot?

You really only need to buy one or two picnic tables and order umbrellas to keep the sun off of people on hot sunny days.  It is also a good idea to have at least two trash receptacles and a cigarette snuffer in order to prevent people from littering the sidewalks and ground.  If you have more people outside than your fixed furniture can accommodate, then add a few patio chairs in key locations.  These chairs are portable, and some are even stackable, so they can be stored, place in position at will, and then stored again for security purposes. 

What do you recommend for municipal facilities such as town squares, city hall exteriors, and public parks?

The most prevalent form of commercial steel outdoor courtyard patio furniture that you always see around facilities such as you describe is the metal outdoor bench.  These benches can be in-ground mounted in grassy areas shady areas under trees.   They can also be surface mounted to any concrete surface, and some can even be ordered portable if you have a way to secure them, or to store them, in the event that they have to be moved inside to prevent theft. 

You should also place waste receptacles around any seating area, and we recommend too that you strongly consider adding cigarettes snuffers to these areas as well.  Smoking is becoming increasingly unpopular, but so many people still do it that the only rational way to manage the litter it produces is to accommodate the smokers who are visiting your facility.  If you are concerned that too many trash cans will make you look bad, consider the many decorative options you can buy from XPB Locker before you limit yourself and have to reorder additional units after the fact.

What type of commercial steel outdoor courtyard patio furniture do you recommend for theme parks and recreational pools?

You need a combination of all the many types of commercial steel outdoor courtyard patio furniture that we sell.  The exact types of furniture, and the number of each type that you will need, depends on how many people you need to accommodate in designated eating and resting areas.  XPB Locker has a long history of selling to theme parks and recreational pools and will be happy to help you calculate just what types of commercial steel outdoor courtyard patio furniture you will need and how best to configure it in different places. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Adjustable Height Work Bench

January 13th, 2012 by
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Adjustable Height Work BenchAn adjustable height work bench gives you an ergonomic work surface that you can set to any level to perform safe and effective work on any number of materials, supplies, or parts.  These heavy duty work tables are suitable for any shop, warehouse, or factory environment. 

There has always been a need to work on different objects at different heights.  This often led to muscle and back problems, because workers had to reach down or bend over to work over benches that were not always set at optimal heights for the materials they worked for.  Even if this did not result in serious injury, it still caused production slowdowns due to fatigue, diminished worker morale.  Inappropriately sized workbenches also led to damage to many items that were difficult for workers to handle at awkward heights. 

The adjustable height work bench allows you to adjust your work load to a height most suitable to the tools you are using, the maximum comfort for your body, and the items on which you are working.  Its ergonomically sound design makes labor more focused, less of a strain, far less dangerous, and easier to maintain in a positive, can do, will do, attitude. 

There are certain features that characterize adjustable height work benches that make them highly suitable for any task in an industrial environment.  A secondary drawer beneath the main bench, for example, gives you the ability to store essential tools and to secure them with a combination lock or a padlock.  You also can choose between several types of bench tops, depending upon which is best suited to your particular environment. 

There are steel tops with no holes that are designed to withstand hard use, and that will not absorb oil.  Hardwood tops are laminated for attractive and durable work surface for lighter applications.  Layered density particle board tops resist splintering and conventional spills.

The sturdy steel frame makes the adjustable height work bench super sturdy in the most challenging of heavy duty, high pressure environments.  A ten inch riser on the back of the unit, along with a lower shelf that has a stringer attached to it, maintains lateral stability under the pressure of heavy weight.  Back and end stops also keep materials and objects worked on securely positioned on the workbench surface.

Adjustable height work benches are easily assembled, and accessories kits are available that include leg extensions, lower shelf addons, and back and end stops.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Secure Metal Outdoor School Bike Parking Storage Racks

January 12th, 2012 by
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XPB Locker delivers secure metal outdoor school bike parking storage racks in a wide range of designs.  These designs range from basic space saving parking areas to unique geometric configurations intended for maximum security, vehicle protection, and user access.  Any school, college, trade school, or university can find both and aesthetic fit and a practical function in any number of models that we sell to educational institutions. 

The reason that there are so many secure metal outdoor school bike storage racks with different types of geometries is because there are many different methods used to secure bikes to racks.  Different shapes accommodate different sized bikes and different sized cables used to secure them.  There are also U-Locks that are intended to clamp a part of the frame directly to the rack.  Shapes like curves, triangles, angles, and waves accommodate the many different bike designs that currently dominate the market.

They also help add an architectural accent to building exteriors.  Since all buildings have architectural motifs that derive from basic geometric shapes, secure metal outdoor school bike storage racks mirror these motifs with designs that compliment building arches, eaves, roof overhangs, and columns.  Building colors can even be accented by racks that are made from a steel foundation, but available in a broad spectrum of colors that adds a decorative element to the location in which they are mounted.

Secure metal outdoor school bike parking storage racks are made to be durable.  Models are available that are made from galvanized stainless steel, powder coat finishing, and thermoplastic coating.  All of these surfaces are incredibly weather resistant.  Galvanized steel stands up with an impeccable corrosion resistance in polluted and salt air environments.  Powder coat finish adds an extra layer of protection and adds color to the mix.  Thermoplastic does this as well, but it also adds a high level of vandal resistance to the rack.  Any deliberate cutting of the coating can be quickly repaired onsite with a heat gun.

Secure metal outdoor school bike parking storage racks are also good for helping establish a sense of order on campus.  Schools without bicycle racks often face the challenges of students cabling their bikes to trees or columns.  This results in damage to the tree or building structure, and it is not always the best way to protect a bike against theft. 

Secure metal outdoor school bike parking storage racks are designed to go anywhere they can be safely installed away from motor vehicle parking areas.  Portable models are available, as well as surface mount designs for concrete surfaces, and in-ground mounts for installation in grassy or sandy areas.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockerscommercial lavatoriesUSPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Commercial Outdoor Steel Public Bicycle Parking Racks

January 11th, 2012 by
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Commercial outdoor steel public bicycle parking racks provide safe and secure bike parking.  There are a variety of designs that accommodate various methods of securing bicycles in place.  Some of these designers are more effective in regards to convenience, while other designs are better suited to maximum bike protection and theft protection.

Clients often call us to inquire what we consider to be the very best design for a commercial outdoor steel public bicycle parking rack.  We cannot say if any one design is supreme over all others in every single application.  Generally speaking, racks that accommodate both U-Locks and cables are considered a better way of securing a bike than racks that hold the front tire of the bike in place.  However, this cannot be seen as an absolute rule for all settings.  Some places have a minimal risk of accidental impact to a bike, and on-site security that all but eliminates the possibility of theft.

The biggest concern that you need to address when shopping for commercial outdoor steel public bicycle parking racks is cyclist safety.  We always think that the most important thing to protect here is the bike because we forget that cyclists are most vulnerable when they are parking their bikes.  If racks are located too close to motor vehicle parking spaces, cyclists run the risk of being struck while they are preoccupied with parking their bikes.  Commercial outdoor steel public bicycle parking racks should also be in plain view of everyone, and ideally located close enough to building entrances that cyclists do not get attacked by nefarious individuals of a criminal nature.

Regardless of what rack design you ultimately decide to buy, one thing you will find that is common to all of our many available models is the ability to install identical units in a row of any size.  If you have a general idea of how many cyclists will be visiting your facility on any given day, you can call XPB Locker and ask to have us customize a specific configuration of identical units that will provide a total number of bike parking spaces that is more than adequate to accommodate the needs of your visitors.

Options of portable racks, surface mounts, or in-ground mounts allow commercial outdoor steel public bicycle parking racks can be installed on sidewalks near building entrances, rotundas that are safely far removed from motor vehicle parking, and in grassy areas to the sides of walkways. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial mailboxes, lockers, outdoor furniture, commercial lavatories and bleachers delivered nationwide. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will be pleased to help find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Houston, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Salisbury, N.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Boston, Massachusetts, Salt Lake City, Utah, Billings, Montana, Tulsa Oklahoma, and Los Angeles, California.

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Anti-Ligature Toilet Sink Combination for Correctional Facilities

January 8th, 2012 by
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If you have very little room to build a bathroom, you can invest in a toilet sink combination unit.  Technically, these security fixtures can be installed in any facility with very limited floor space.  Most of our sales, however, are to correctional facilities and mental hospitals where security fixtures are mandatory for inmate and patient safety.  XPB Locker offers several models of these space saving, durable restroom fixtures that feature a wide range of customization and accessorizing options. 

Toilet sink combinations are made from type 304 stainless steel.  They are super vandal resistant and ideal for the security requirements of mental facilities and correctional institutions that need anti-ligature fixtures for patient safety.  Stainless steel is very hard to damage, and it is almost impossible to break.  Welded surfaces are rounded, and sides are contoured so there are no sharp edges or corners.  Stainless steel is also moisture resistant.  Water does not bead on its surface, so bacteria does not have an opportunity to grow.  In the limited area of a patient room or jail cell, this added sanitation is a plus for individual health concerns in tight quarters. 

Toilet sink combinations have lavatories on top of the unit molding that feature oval bowls with multi-hole fast drain air vents.  They keep water from overflowing and spilling onto the floor.  Soap dishes are molded into the countertop area and are designed to self drain so that soap scum does not build up on the top of the unit.  Water flow is controlled by a number of valve options, including self-closing, air metering, pneumatic metering, and electric metering options. 

Water control is important because vandalism sometimes takes the form of attempts at flooding rooms and hallways.  Inmates and patients may attempt to stop up the toilet and cause it to overflow when they flush it.  To prevent this, toilet sink combinations are designed with blowout jet flushing that forces toilet contents out of the bowl with 30 PSI.  This is typically all that is needed to remove any foreign object that would otherwise stop up a standard toilet. 

Accessories are also built into toilet sink combination units.  These accessories include toothbrush holders, toilet tissue dispensers, and towel hooks.  Various configuration options and customization options can be ordered through XPB Locker.  Combo units are ideal for both new construction projects and for older facilities undergoing remodel.  Both floor mounting units and wall mounting units can be ordered. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Galvanized Wave Style Bike Rack

January 3rd, 2012 by
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Q. Is the Portable Wave Bike Rack light enough for easy placement where needed for bike parking?

 A. Yes.  In portable galvanized wave style bike racks are commonly used by public event planners who need to set up special accommodations for various types of guests.  Bike parking areas can be assembled quickly using portable racks.  Although these racks are not secured to the ground, security can be maintained by placing them near guard shacks or areas that are monitored by cameras.  Placing racks end to end will create as many spaces for bikes as the event requires.  When guests return home, the racks can be gathered up and conveniently stored for future use. 

Q. How many colors are there to choose from with the Powder Coated Wave Bike Rack (1 5/8″).

A. There are 8 colors to choose from. 

Q. How many bikes can the galvanized wave style bike rack safely secure?

A. It can park 5-9 bicycles.  If you need to park more than 9 bikes, we recommend that you buy more than one rack and mount them end to end.  Doing so will allow you to customize your bicycle parking area to both your space limitations and the number of cyclists visiting your facility.

Q. What is it made of?

A. Galvanized steel coated with black powder coat or with thermoplastic, depending on what you choose.

Q. What type of mounting options can I choose from when buying a galvanized wave style bike racks?

A.  You can choose from a plate surface mount or in ground post mount.  Plate surface mounts can be placed in concrete sidewalks, rotundas, or parking lots.  In ground mounting allows the rack to be positioned in a grassy area near a walkway or parking lot. 

Q. What is thermoplastic in regard to the galvanized wave style bike rack?

A. Thermoplastic is a durable weather resistant coating that is available in 16 colors.  The advantage that it offers over powder coating is two-fold.  First, it comes in more color choices that give it far more decorative power than standard powder coating, and certainly more than the unfinished steel you may have seen in cheaper bike racks.  Secondly, it is much more durable.  Although its constitution resembles paint, it is nothing like paint.  If it is scratched or cut, a simple heat gun can close the opening.  This makes it both accident resistant and vandal resistant. 

Q. Does the Wave Thermoplastic Bike Rack come with cover caps?

A. No, but they can be purchased separately.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-483-9270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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