FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: SHANNON GODWIN
WEDNESDAY - APRIL 25th 2007
Welch Products Receives Patent Protection for
"Anti-vegetation Post Collar "
from US Patent Office
Welch Products announced today that it has received US patent protection for
three anti-vegetation post collar designs to be used around guardrail and sign
posts found along Interstate highways and local roadways.
"This product is the next generation of our patented DuroTrim™ vegetation control
product line and has evolved from six years of research and development with
local and state DOT agencies", stated Shannon Godwin, Director of
Communications for Welch Products.
"New roadway designs, created by state and local DOT's, have been developed
to control vegetation growth around guard rails by extending paving beyond
guardrail posts. A new appliance was required
to prevent the paved surfacing from completely surrounding posts, inhibiting
the posts ability to give or twist in the event of a vehicle impact. This
product clearly meets this need," added Godwin.
These innovative products simplify the road construction process because
they are installed around guardrail posts during the installation process as a
construction mold and then left in place as a maintenance appliance.
Tim Mahoney, Vice President of Welch Products, stated, "This product will be sold under the brands
of "TopHat™" and "Leevout™ through Welch's newly created National
Transportation and Construction Technologies (NTACT) marketing division. These
products are manufactured with Welch's patented cold cure process utilizing
recycled crumb rubber and proprietary resins."
Mahoney adds, "We will continue to invest in the research, development and
protection of leading edge products that have real opportunity to become main
stream. More importantly, we will maintain our focus on creating products for our
customers based on their individual needs. We look forward to the growth and
acceptance of these products in the market."
specializes in manufacturing, product research, and market development of
environmentally responsible products. Our patented, proprietary processes
are utilized to create quality
products from recycled materials, primarily recycled
rubber. Our finished goods can be applied to many applications most
often used by state transportation
departments, marinas, public
schools and child care centers. Nearly all end users of
our products are government agencies.
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