Manhattan, KS, USA
In October 2010, as part of the “Resourceful Kansas” program, Riley County, Kansas, in partnership with Kansas State University, initiated a sustainable energy expansion to add renewable energy features to the recently completed Riley County Public Works (RCPW) facility, which is an award-winning model for sustainable design. Among the additions at the site were four solar-powered street lights, a used-oil heater, a thin-film PV system, a solar under-floor heating system, and multiple wind turbines from 2.5kW to 100kW in size. When the contractor performing the installation of these wind turbines needed anchor bolts for them, he came to Portland Bolt.
In just over two weeks time Portland Bolt was able to manufacture and ship over 100 galvanized F1554 Grade 105 custom anchor bolts along with several hundred galvanized custom size F436 hardened washers. Our in-house galvanizing line gave us the flexibility and control to manufacture the non-standard fasteners the project required in the time frame the contractor needed.
The energy produced by the wind farm will create enough energy to power the public works facilities for up to 20 years.