ADA Parking With over 25 million faculty, staff, and students coming and going across college and university campuses in the United States, it is crucial for these organizations to have proper parking signage displayed. In recent years, the University of Connecticut (UConn) has battled with damaged and broken sign posts across their campuses. The bent […]

SmartCone Technologies Inc., leaders of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, partnered with the Ottawa Police Service for a project. The project was to make a busy intersection and surrounding bike lanes safer for cyclists and motorists. Before the project, the intersection was not signalized. Channelizers were perfect for this project. SmartCone installed FlexPost’s Flexible Channelizers […]

ADA is an abbreviation for “Americans with Disabilities Act”. It banned discrimination based on one’s disability. In 1968, a Danish student Susanne Koefoed designed the International Symbol of Access. Also known as the International Wheelchair Symbol. Recently, the International Symbol of Accessibility has been depicted as a forward leaning figure in a wheelchair to promote independence. […]

FlexPost Partners with JMB We at FlexPost Inc. are happy to announce our partnership with JMB Manufacturing! Through this partnership, FlexPost® products will now be available in Australia. We will kickoff our partnership with JMB at the 2017 Parking Australia Outlook show in Sydney, Australia from September 17th-18th! Both of our companies will have our products […]

History Mary Anderson is credited for inventing windshield wipers for automobiles. In 1903, she was granted the patent for the device that removes “snow, rain, and sleet” from a vehicle. It is said that Anderson was inspired while she was traveling in a streetcar during the winter. The driver experienced difficulties seeing through his windshield […]

Fifth Parking Wheel Parallel parking is a nuisance for newly licensed and veteran drivers everywhere. Someone took notice of this issue and looked towards technology for a solution. As cars got larger and parking spaces got smaller, the “problem” of parallel parking increased. How It Works In the early 1930’s, Brooks Walker created a new […]

Smart Cities A 2014 report from the United Nations states that 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas and by 2050, that number is expected to grow to 66%. As the world becomes more urbanized the need for more efficient cities has also rose. The phrase “smart city” does not have a universal definition. However, […]

History Dwight D. Eisenhower was able to experience the benefits of fast-moving highways on two separate occasions– first, as Lt. Col. in the army. Lt. Col. Eisenhower volunteered to be a part of the United States’ first transcontinental convoy. This convoy was responsible for testing the mobility of the military by traveling from Washington D.C. to San […]

History of Parking Garages Parking garages were a result of the “automobile boom” of the early 1900’s. As the number of cars grew exponentially, the need for easy and accessible parking became higher and higher. Also, cars in these days were much more sensitive to weather. Maintaining a vehicle’s longevity was done by parking them inside. […]

Polyethylene Our FlexPost-SM™ product line is composed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Polyethylene, (C2H4)n,is one of the most produced plastics in the world. Trash bags, tubes, and bottles are all created using polyethylene. Specifically, high-density polyethylene is used in milk bottles, children’s toys, and cutting boards. HDPE is stiffer and stronger than other types of polyethylene because […]