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Storefront Crashes Cost Much More than Just Money

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by Garrett

As a business, whether a mom-and-pop shop in a small town or a corporate powerhouse in a metropolitan setting, being properly insured at your store is common sense. But, for some reason, being properly protected at the same stores isn’t as common sense as you’d think.  According to the Storefront Safety Council, there are over 60 storefront crashes per day in the United States. That equates to…

Close Call: Residential Bollard Protection Makes the News

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 by Alex

Two years and several months ago we had a customer order steel bollards and decorative bollard covers to protect his residential property. As you can see from the pictures, his house is at the end of an incoming street. He made it clear that it’s a common occurrence for vehicles to end up in his front yard and/or crashing into his home. Obviously not ideal for…

Truck Crashes into Storefront in Grand Rapids

Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Alex

Accidents happen each and everyday. It’s just a fact of life. Which is why being as prepared and protected as possible is important, especially when it involves your home or place of business. But that wasn’t the case the other day when a large pickup truck crashed through the storefront of Estate Sales Warehouse near CenterPoint Mall in Grand Rapids. There’s really no other way…

Smash & Grab: Latest Detroit Storefront Crash

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by Alex

I posted a story just this week about a driver hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing him to crash through the window at Tim Horton’s and nearly hitting another customer. This morning another storefront crash took place right here in Detroit. The difference is, this time the driver had a motive. The driver of a pickup truck smashed through the storefront window…

Hold the Caffeine: Storefront Crash at Tim Horton’s

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by Alex

How’d your day start? For a couple individuals just looking to get some coffee and breakfast, it was an eventful morning as another storefront crash took place at a Tim Horton’s in Birmingham, Michigan.  Click on Detroit ran the story this past Friday. Have a look at the video:  Fortunately no one was injured, but it’s also extremely simple to prevent these types of occurrences.…

Two Storefront Crashes in 48 Hours

Posted on: August 22nd, 2016 by Alex

The news is always full of crazy events. It happens daily and a lot of it is understandable. However, these storefront crashes are not one of those understandable events. Every time I see news like this, I have to wonder, why this continues to happen?  Not the crashes. I understand accidents happen. But I wonder why more property owners don’t install bollards in front of…

Tragedy Strikes Taunton, Massachusetts

Posted on: May 11th, 2016 by Alex

It’s absolutely heartbreaking to scroll through my news feed and learn that something so horrific has taken place. While no amount of safety products could have prevented this devastating incident from unfolding yesterday evening, having bollards installed certainly would have stopped that car from crashing through the front of Macy’s. Would that have stopped the man from entering the store? No one can be certain,…

Ideal Shield’s Newest Product – Parking Block

Posted on: April 27th, 2014 by Ashley

Ideal Shield’s Parking Block uses the newest technology on the market. Polypropylene mold-injected skin with expanded polypropylene beads reduce the weight while the parking block remains as tough as concrete. Ideal Shield’s parking block offers superior durability – 80% lighter than conventional concrete competitors! Standard colors are yellow, blue and gray. Standard nameplates are handicap, vistors and reserved. (Read more…)

Pay Attention to Rooftop Safety, Protect Your Assets with Ideal Shield Roof Rail

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Ashley

Increasing attention given to roof fall hazards from OSHA and Insurance companies has tripled our Roof Rail System sales in the last year. The sky is the limit when it comes to Roof Rail opportunities. Join Ideal Shield in protecting workers while increasing your sales. Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than…