NFL Survivor Pool
At Portland Bolt, football is a religion. And from our perspective, there is no better way to kick off the football season than to enter our 7th annual Portland Bolt NFL Survivor Pool! It’s free, takes only a second to sign up, and you could win the grand prize that includes a $250.00 Amazon gift card, a Portland Bolt polo shirt or sweatshirt, and an engraved crystal trophy. Over $700.00 in cash and prizes is up for grabs, so we encourage you to sign up now!
Rules: Select a different NFL team to win their game each week and continue to participate until you have selected the wrong team twice. Beginning at week 6 we will ask you to select two teams each week. Survive longer than the other competitors to take home the grand prize! The second place contestant earns a $100.00 Amazon gift card and polo, while the third place contestant wins a $50.00 Amazon gift card and polo. Although our employees are not eligible for prizes, we will be participating as well. So challenge your sales representative and see if you can survive longer than he or she can. Have fun and let the games begin! 5 random contestants will also be selected to receive a Portland Bolt Promotional Prize Package.
Perhaps you are not a football fan, but you enjoy quizzes, puzzles, and tests. If so, check out our Fun Zone for an opportunity to test your fastener knowledge and win free Portland Bolt gear!
Galvanized Anchor Bolt Microsite
Educational Website Covering Galvanized Anchor Bolts!
Our newest website, www.galvanizedanchorbolts.com is an educational website covering the manufacturing and galvanizing of anchor bolts. Anchor bolts are embedded in concrete and are designed to anchor structural supports to foundations.
Created by our resident galvanized anchor bolt expert Gary Rusynyk, and designed by our web guru Sarah Kemp, this microsite is designed for power and energy contractors, electrical contractors highway contractors, steel fabricators, engineers, and various other industries seeking technical information regarding galvanized anchor bolts.
This website contains an anchor bolt manufacturing video, specification information, nut and washer compatibility, technical information about the hot-dip galvanizing process, and an FAQ area addressing common questions about anchor bolts and galvanizing. Do you have questions about galvanized anchor bolts, require a quote, or need to procure galvanized anchor bolts for your next project? If so, contact Gary.
IIHS Expansion Project
In early spring of 2013, ground was broken on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) expansion at its Ruckersville, Virginia campus. Researchers will use the new facility to conduct safety tests on passenger vehicles by performing impact tests and rating the vehicles based off their performance. The project includes a new 5 acre outdoor covered test track, new office space, new conference rooms, and technology upgrades. The outdoor test track is covered by a fabric roof structure which is fastened to high strength anchor rods embedded in concrete pylons.
FAQ: Ask our Expert
Substituting F1554 Grade 55 for F1554 Grade 36 Anchor Bolts
Q: Can an F1554 Grade 55 anchor bolt be substituted for an F1554 Grade 36 anchor bolt?
A: Yes. According to ASTM F1554-07a, when Grade 36 is specified, a weldable Grade 55 material may be furnished at the supplier’s option.
Learn more on this topic and about the dangers in substituting one grade for another.