Portland Bolt Goes Social!
Get the latest on Portland Bolt’s projects, careers, FAQ’s, and contests! We encourage our customers and vendors to interact with us at any or all of these outlets. Here’s a brief summary of our various social media sites:
- Follow us on Twitter for updates on new projects, contests, FAQ’s, careers, and other Portland Bolt news.
- Like us on Facebook to get all the latest on Portland Bolt, or just to get to know us!
- Watch us on YouTube for videos such as our extremely popular “How a Bolt is Made.” You can also find video FAQ’s and on-location videos from our project resume.
- Google +1: If you have a Google account and like our webpage, you can recommend us publicly to your friends, and anonymously to the rest of the world when you “+1” us!
Hanford, California Portland Bolt has provided anchor bolts for several large solar projects over the last couple of years. In one of our more recent solar projects, Portland Bolt provided high strength anchor bolts for the Nicholas Farms Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Power Plant in Hanford, California. This plant will produce 2.244 million kilowatt hours in its first year of operation, significantly lowering the operating costs for the adjacent Nichols pistachio farm and Processing plant. By producing roughly 70 percent of their required electricity, Nichols Farms has mitigated the impact of future increasing energy costs and ensured that two generations of the Nichols family will be able to continue to grow, process, package, and market pistachios in a more environmentally friendly way. Portland Bolt provided nearly 1,000 galvanized high strength anchor rods, all of which required assembly with nuts, washers and template plates. Read more about the Nichols Farms CPV Solar Power Plant, or watch a video for the full scoop.
Made in America!
Does my project require domestically manufactured product? Portland Bolt has been manufacturing anchor bolts and construction fasteners in Portland, Oregon for 99 years. Our bolts are domestically manufactured and galvanized in our modern, 85,000 square-foot facility. Mill test reports accompany each and every order we provide. Derek Marquez composed the following FAQ that addresses various types of projects that will require domestically manufactured product. Question: What is a “Domestic Requirement” and how do I know if it applies to my project? Answer: There are a variety of different types of construction projects that require domestically manufactured (U.S.-made) products, including bolts. There are three main pieces of legislation that mandate “domestic” products. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 The Buy American Act of 1933 The Buy America Provisions of 1982 Read about each…