lead time | Noun /ˈliːdˌtaɪm/
- The time between the initiation and completion of a production process.
A common question our estimators field from prospective customers is, “What is your lead time?” Before we answer this question, let’s first address the term “lead time.” The dictionary defines a lead time as the time interval between the beginning of a process and the appearance of its results. Unfortunately, when it comes to custom bolts, there is no single answer to this question.
Many different variables determine how long it will take us to produce your bolt order. These factors include quantity, size, grade, bolt type, finish, etc. In a perfect world, all the orders at Portland Bolt would be produced on what we consider to be our “standard lead time” for a particular list of items. But even though we feel like our standard lead times are as fast as most other companies’ “rushes”, we know as well as you that nobody in the construction industry can live with “standard lead times.” Therefore, we don’t manufacture fasteners based on our schedule; we make them according to yours. Our skilled estimators are trained to always ask how quickly you require delivery and work with our production team to accommodate your delivery requirements.
Customers who work with us regularly have grown to appreciate this responsiveness with regard to deliveries. If you haven’t worked with us before, give us a try. We think you’ll find our approach to manufacturing based on your schedule refreshing. To learn even more about the factors that determine our lead times, read this FAQ.
Our newest website, www.highwaybarrierpins.com is an educational website covering steel connecting and stabilization pins for highway median barriers. Modular, precast concrete barriers are designed to separate lanes of traffic, while temporary barriers are also used to reroute traffic and protect pedestrians during highway construction.
Connecting pins that link the concrete barriers together and base pins that anchor the barriers to the ground are both covered on this website. Our Highway Barrier Pin website also contains frequently asked questions about barrier pins, discusses thehot-dip galvanizing process that some pins undergo, and contains information about the ASTM specifications that cover barrier pins.
Created by our resident barrier pin expert Derek Marquez, and designed by our web guru Sarah Kemp, this microsite is designed for highway contractors and precast concrete companies throughout the United States who are seeking technical information on pins that not only connect barriers together, but also pin them to the ground.Since there is little standardization between various states when it comes to barrier pins, Portland Bolt manufactures black and galvanized pins in a variety of grades and configurations. Do you have questions about barrier pins, require a quote, or need to procure barrier pins for your next project? If so, contact Derek.
Misalignments in construction can take on many different forms. One of the most common problems we see is misaligned anchor bolts. In these scenarios, a mistake has either been made when the anchor bolts were set in concrete, or the hole pattern in the base plate was laid out incorrectly.
Although these problems can be very expensive to correct, AISC’s Design Guide 1 provides options to possibly correct the misalignment and minimize the cost of the repair.
Dane McKinnon summarizes the methods commonly used to correct misaligned anchor bolts in our latest FAQ: Misaligned Anchor Bolts.
Have other fastener related questions? Visit our database of Frequently Asked Questions related to anchor bolts and construction fasteners.
Timber Bolts manufactured by Portland Bolt were used to rebuild an historic New Jersey boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.Who can forget the iconic pictures of a roller coaster partially submerged off the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? Less than a year since the devastating events of October 29th, 2012, the rebuilding has begun. In March and April of this year (2013), Portland Bolt manufactured and shipped over 15,000 galvanized timber bolts for the construction of a new boardwalk that will connect to the new Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Additionally, we are currently manufacturing 2¼” x 9″ galvanized, high strength hex bolts that will be used to reassemble the Skyscraper attraction on the Casino Pier.