Portland Bolt Announces Approval to Supply Fasteners for PennDOT Projects

Portland, OR – February 20, 2009 – Portland Bolt & Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of domestic construction fasteners, is excited to announce the recent approval to provide anchor bolts and construction fasteners for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects. Bulletin 15 is a comprehensive list developed by PennDOT to ensure construction material specified for state highway projects meet strict quality and manufacturing criteria. Vendors are carefully screened prior to being adding to Bulletin 15. The product evaluation process required extensive material testing, including mechanical and chemical property reviews.

Dane McKinnon the company’s Certification Manager commented, “Our standard certification procedures were sufficiently well organized and traceable so that the approval process, although lengthy, was not unattainable. We have always had a commitment to thorough and complete certification documents, and this allowed us to gain PennDOT approval.”

The addition to Bulletin 15 permits highway contractor to source the following product from Portland Bolt: ASTM A307 bolts under section 1105.02(c) 1, ASTM F1554 anchor bolts in Grades 36, 55, and 105 listed in section 1105.02(c) 3, and ASTM A449 galvanized anchor bolts as outlined in section 1104.02(d) of Bulletin 15 Approved Construction Materials.

“With the federal government’s emphasis on infrastructure improvements, there is an increasing demand for domestically produced construction fasteners for highway projects,” stated Greg Lindsay, Portland Bolt’s General Manager. “With our recent 30,000 square foot expansion, a new state-of-the-art hot dip galvanizing line, and our ability to manufacture bolts quickly and on time, we have positioned ourselves to become a competitive supplier of bolts for PennDOT projects.”

Pennsylvania is the latest state agency to approve Portland Bolt products. Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington are a few of other states that have approved Portland Bolt. The company manufactures a number of certified products for state and federal highway agencies including, but are not limited to, a variety of different types of bolts for bridges, median barrier pins, and anchor bolts for overhead sign structures, light poles, and traffic signals. This approval will allow Portland Bolt to meet the needs of customers working on PennDOT projects.

The PennDOT approval documents can found at: