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Learn about Landmark & TWSI products at Booth #413

We’re kicking off our Trade Show tour of 2016 in Ottawa!

On February 10th, Landmark by Crozier will be exhibiting at Eastern Ontario’s green industry products & services showcase- the 2016 Green Trade Expo Landscape Ontario’s 23rd annual Green Trade Expo is held inside the EY Centre in Ottawa and runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

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Stronger focus on growing Landmark division in place for 2016

With a New Year, comes a change in direction for Crozier Enterprises as we focus on expanding the Landmark by Crozier division and its growing product lines. 

Effective December 1, 2015, Crozier Enterprises closed its Play! by Crozier division and all its product lines, with the exception of RockCraft, the leading manufacturer of concrete climbing rocks for bouldering (manufactured in BC, Canada's rock climbing capital). See our unique, natural looking boulders that offer fun for children and fitness for all HERE! 

To provide a seamless transition with the change in representation of GameTime products in Ontario and Manitoba over to Park N Play Design Co. Ltd., Crozier Enterprises has tried to ensure that any and all open quotes and designed/committed projects through 2017 are honoured and completed as planned with no interruptions in service.

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Cast iron Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI's) durable for Canadian winters

Winter is coming. And there’s no avoiding it. It might still be sunny and fairly warm outside but as the last leaves fall, a chill will creep across the ground and soon there will be snow. 

Number one priority when winter hits - keeping the roads safe. This means winter tires and snowplows. As far as pedestrians with vision loss, they rely on the durability of Tactile Walking Surface Indicators(TWSI's) to withstand harsh weather conditions and safely alert them of upcoming street crossings.

While plastic plates have been shown to crack over time from the impact of snowplows, Neenah Foundry’s TWSI’s are made from cast iron materials that don’t wear, peel or crack.

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Cast iron Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI's) durable for Canadian winters

Winter is coming. And there’s no avoiding it. It might still be sunny and fairly warm outside but as the last leaves fall, a chill will creep across the ground and soon there will be snow. 

Number one priority when winter hits- keeping the roads safe. This means winter tires and snowplows. As far as pedestrians with vision loss, they rely on the durability of Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI's) to withstand harsh weather conditions and safely alert them of upcoming street crossings. 

While plastic plates have been shown to crack over time from the impact of snowplows (see example below of a plastic plate with obvious signs of wear), Neenah Foundry’s TWSI’s are made from cast iron materials that don’t wear, peel or crack.

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Neenah Foundry's traditional bollards make a comeback

As communities strive to improve the look of their downtown core through new developments and revitalization projects, many are cycling back to traditional designs for inspiration. 

Traditional bollards have made a huge resurgence across North America in recent years, with bollards reminiscent of the 1800’s being requested in landscape projects. In addition to wanting a cast iron bollard that’s durable and long-lasting, many people are requesting bollards that include traditional-style, with round finial embellishments.

Neenah Foundry’s New Family of Bollards Brochure highlights this “old is new” look of bollards. As seen in the brochure, Neenah offers 71 bollard configurations to choose from, including the popular interchangeable finials.

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10 Reasons to Choose Neenah Foundry TWSI's

Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI) play a crucial role in better alerting those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings and potential hazards. With more and more of these textured warning plates popping up across Ontario, it's clear that communities are committed to making their streets safer for people with vision loss.

Pedestrians and motorists will soon see an influx of TWSI’s in the year ahead. Effective January 2016, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) states that TWSI’s, also referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP), will be mandatory on all new and repaired depressed curb sidewalks in Ontario.

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Neenah Foundry Tactile Walking Surface Indicators provide alerts for secure crossing

The life of a pedestrian trying to navigate through the city can prove challenging at times. On any given day, a simple walk can include jumping over potholes, dodging construction materials and avoiding cars that seem to come out of nowhere. For a person with vision loss, the list of potential hazards is even longer.

Landmark by Crozier, a Canadian supplier for high end site furnishings and construction castings, recognizes this need for increased safety measures. The Landmark team are actively providing Neenah Foundry’s Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI’s) to municipalities across Ontario to better alert those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings. These textured TWSI’s, sometimes referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP’s), have been instrumental in notifying people with vision loss of any upcoming dangers prior to stepping out on the street.


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Architecturally designed tree grates & guards provide unmatched longevity

Looking to protect your trees for decades to come while adding a touch of class and sophistication to your landscaping project? If so, look no further than Neenah Foundry’s vast collection of beautiful tree grates and guards.

Architects and landscape designers alike turn to Neenah’s cast iron tree grates and fabricated steel tree guards to provide the strongest, most cost-effective solution for protecting trees in urban environments.

The sturdy cast iron tree grate and frames have been designed to provide longevity in any type of hard surface medium. The frames are installed flush with the surface of the adjacent concrete, interlocking pavers, and even Granite Borders allowing the 2-piece tree grate sitting in the frame to finish flush unaffected by snow plows, cars, or heavy pedestrian traffic (including motorized mobility devices). Many models in this vast selection meet A.O.D.A. requirements, and we have no purchase requirements, we’ll gladly ship just one unit.

Designing for a downtown street, suburban neighbourhood or stadium? Need a look that’s clean, eye-appealing, custom for mature trees or for a historical site? Neenah’s vast collection can match your specifications. Many designs even allow for the inclusion of your city or company logo.

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Neenah Foundry Tactile Walking Surface Indicators

Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI) play a crucial role in better alerting those with visual impairments of upcoming street crossings and potential hazards. With more and more of these textured warning plates popping up across Ontario, it's clear that communities are committed to making their streets safer for people with vision loss.

Pedestrians and motorists will soon see an influx of TWSI’s in the year ahead. Effective January 2016, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) states that TWSI’s, also referred to as Detectable Warning Plates (DWP), will be mandatory on all new and repaired depressed curb sidewalks in Ontario.

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Are you planning on attending this weekend’s 2014 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition? If so, be sure to come see the Landmark team at Booth #1723.

Landmark by Crozier will be accompanying the Neenah Foundry team to man the Neenah booth at the congress, held August 17th to 20th in Toronto. This year marks the first time the APWA Congress has been held in Canada for more than 25 years.

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