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What is Traffic Calming? Are Bollards Effective?

WHAT IS TRAFFIC CALMING? – “Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. It aims to encourage safer, more responsible driving and potentially reduce traffic flow.” One of the most common products used to calm traffic are bollards, both permanent and portable. We offer both, but decided to focus this blog article on the moveable bollards as they allow for flexible traffic calming and are great for stadiums, concert venues and other high traffic areas that require changing traffic delineation. Large planters are also commonly used to calm traffic in busy pedestrian areas. Dawn Enterprises manufactures moveable bollards which are used in hundreds of applications across various different industries. These portable bollards are particularly useful for streetscape…

Buyers Guide To Commercial Benches

Anyone who has looked for commercial benches online is aware of how many choices are out there. It can be a bit of a daunting experience. This buyers guide is designed to help you ask the right questions and navigate the crowded market to find the right bench for your commercial or residential property. Price Point: Determining your price range is the first step when considering a commercial bench. The amount you are looking to spend can impact the size, material, and installation method of the bench. When considering the price range think about the expected life expectancy, amount of use, and the vulnerability of the bench being stolen. Indoor/Outdoor: Since many benches are placed outdoors you can rest assured all of our benches are…

5 Reasons To Choose Plastic Planters

Brickell Plastic Planter

1. Exceptional Durability Plastic is an extremely popular material for planters due to it’s exceptional durability. Extremely weather resistant it will not splinter or crack when exposed to the elements. 2. Great Value Lower price points then fiberglass and concrete planters, lower shipping costs and fewer replacement costs equal a great value. Plastic planters show virtually no wear and tear from the weather and are a logical long term solution. 3. Low Maintenance Highly recommended due to the fact they require very little maintenance and are easy to transport and place prior to planting. The only maintenance required is a light cleaning with a damp sponge or rag. 4. Decorative Plastic planters are available in a wide range of colors , shapes and designs to…

5 Maintenance Tips For Winter – Outdoor Site Furnishings

Many of our customers manage commercial and residential properties. With Winter around the corner we wanted to provide those on our mailing list with a quick checklist of important maintenance tips for winter. Some may apply, some may not, we just want everyone as prepared as possible. 1. Prepare For Closing In places affected by snow, business closures are sometimes unavoidable. Here are a few things for business and property owners to consider. – Be sure to inform customers in advance and check listed hours online if they change during holidays or inclement weather. – If a space is unused or closed for several days, or longer, think about shutting down any office equipment that is not being used. – Secure the building and set…

Product Highlight: Self Watering Planters

Dawn Enterprises new “Aqueous” self watering planters look terrific and are the perfect low-maintenance solution for any planting project indoors or outdoors. Save big $$$ on shipping costs without sacrificing that upscale, permanent appearance. This planter ships at a weight of 13 pounds, yet weighs 300 pounds after planting! Create an attractive perimeter to your property without worrying about a huge freight bill; or losing your new planter to inclement weather. Homeowners, property managers, architects, engineers, landscapers, restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, etc. will love the variety of colors offered (If you’re going for a traditional Terra-Cotta planter, look no further!). The robust features list: * Rotationally molded high density polyethylene with UV inhibitors. * Dual overfill prevention allows excess water to escape the planter and…

Learn More About Our New Building Improvements And Renovations

In 2007 Dawn began manufacturing its own concrete products and moved it’s headquarters to Manchester; doubling their manufacturing space and further expanding their product line. After ten years of leasing in Manchester, Dawn purchased the building in July 2017 making a substantial investment in renovations and building improvements and once again nearly doubling their space from 12,000 SQ FT. to 24,000 SQ FT! The renovations include: doubling our manufacturing space, additional dock doors and ramps for shipping, repaving our parking lot, painting the building to match our company’s logo, new signage and landscaping, and all new energy efficient interior and exterior LED lighting. The renovated space is allowing us to streamline our production process and house more concrete molds to further expand our product offering….

FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A PLANTER

There are several factors to consider when looking for the right outdoor planter for your property. At Dawn Enterprises we offer a wide variety of planters in various materials, designs and sizes to fit your needs. To ensure you select the right product the following buyers guide can help narrow down your search in addition to our knowledgeable sales team. Price Point: The obvious place to start is determining the desired cost of the planter. Keep in consideration delivery and set up costs associated with placing the planter. The biggest factors that affect the total price are materials, weight and the size of the planter. Fiberglass, Concrete, Plastic, and Metal all have advantages at their respective price point. Call us today and we are happy…

DAWN ENTERPRISES CONTINUES TO GROW

Dawn Enterprises

Manchester, CT, is home to Dawn Enterprises, one of the fastest growing manufacturer and distributors of outdoor site furnishings in Connecticut. Dawn Enterprises offers a wide variety of site furnishings made of concrete, metal, plastic, and fiberglass. This small Connecticut company is doing big things across the country. Over the last decade Dawn has manufactured concrete products for many significant projects, including security bollards for the Baltimore Ravens (M&T Bank Stadium), the Baltimore Orioles (Camden Yards), and the US Marine Corps Base at Twenty-nine Palms, CA. Other notable projects include concrete planters at Gillette Stadium and concrete benches at Bubba Gump restaurants. Their products are also found across the country at Sonics, Burger King, Dairy Queen, McDonalds and many more well known establishments including the…

Buyers Guide To Trash Receptacles

  There can be a lot of things to consider when shopping for commercial trash receptacles. At Dawn Enterprises we offer a wide variety of trash receptacles in various materials and designs, including several lid options for most of our trash cans. In order to help ensure you get the right product the following buyers guide can help guide you in addition to our knowledgeable sales team. View our buyers guide below. Price Point: Deciding on a budget is the obvious place to begin when thinking about buying a commercial trash receptacles. The amount you are prepared to spend can impact the features, size, and material of the receptacle. Indoor/ Outdoor: Where will the trash receptacle be placed? When you are selecting receptacles for indoors…

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