Electric Utilities Secure Power Grid with
Superior Concrete Products’ Fences
Precast Pioneer Todd Sternfeld Showcases Security Barriers During the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition in Dallas
Superior Concrete Products
Todd Sternfeld, owner and CEO of Superior Concrete Products (SCP), a Texas-based manufacturer and installer of fence and retaining wall products, is known as a pioneer in the precast concrete industry. For the more than 30 years, Sternfeld has been designing and building some of the nation’s most secure, cost-effective and maintenance-free fencing for the Utilities market. Sternfeld, along with team members of Superior Concrete Products, will be showcasing the company’s innovative line of products at the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution (IEEE PES T&D) Conference & Exposition this week in Dallas.
IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, and the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), are hosting the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Conference to address important topics related to electrical power distribution and the nation’s energy grid. “One thing that all electric utility providers have in common is the need to screen and secure their power-generating equipment,” said Todd Sternfeld, CEO of Superior Concrete Products. “Over the years, we’ve installed numerous security barriers and screening walls for power substations throughout the United States. Because of our decades-long commitment to serving power generating companies, we’ve become experts in producing fences that look attractive and fit seamlessly into all kinds of neighborhoods and communities. Our fences are more than rugged enough to protect valuable high-voltage equipment, while delivering decades of performance without maintenance.”
With a Superior Concrete Fence, power grid installations are surrounded by a solid, yet attractive wall of protection, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And since all SCP fence systems are modular, they can be built faster and less expensively than traditional masonry structures: this keeps barrier costs down. Another advantage of a Superior Concrete Products’ wall system is that the modular units can grow with the size of the installation. The company’s wall systems can be expanded or reconfigured, if need be, and they can be built up to 30-feet high with the option of adding galvanized steel barbed wire to ward off intruders.
“Industry officials are all too aware of the security issues facing our power grid, and the fact is that the day of securing equipment with chain link fencing is long past,” Sternfeld noted. “Rules adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have mandated that power companies nationwide must identify key installations vulnerable to blackouts or power outages and safeguards must be put in place to protect these facilities by 2016.”
fired at close range fails to penetrate the
Superior Ballistics Reinforced Fence.
For substation operators that have a greater need for security, the company has developed Superior Ballistics™. Created through the development of a proprietary process, Superior Ballistics is a membrane that makes any of the company’s solid fence panels resistant to close-range rifle fire. In addition to protection from rifle fire, Superior Concrete Products also engineers and installs gates and security systems for customers who need added protection for their property.
This past year alone, we’ve installed more than ten substation projects, and one of the best compliments we’ve received is the fences are designed to blend into the environment. “We spend much time and effort designing fences so that the texture compliments the surrounding landscape” Sternfeld said. Our fences are manufactured in a variety of popular textures, including Superior Brick™, Superior Board-on-Board™, Superior Cobblestone™, Superior Fence™, Superior Ledgestone™, Superior Rail™, Superior Stucco™, and Superior Wood Plus™ all of which provide the realistic finish of the fence that their name suggests. Specializing in customized colors and finishes, Superior Concrete Products creates fences that will compliment any décor or job specification.
In addition to fences, the company manufactures decorative Superior Stone Columns™ and heavy-duty commercial grade ReCon™ Retaining Wall blocks. And, the company’s innovation doesn’t stop there. Sternfeld has used fence panels to construct buildings, which has spawned a new product line — Superior Buildings.
To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and its innovative line of fence and barrier merchandise, phone 817-277-9255 or visit www.ConcreteFence.com. Todd Sternfeld and members of the company’s sales team will be in the Superior Concrete Products’ booth #550 throughout the duration of the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition held May 2-5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
About Superior Concrete Products:
Founded in 1986, Superior Concrete Products engineers, manufactures and installs precast concrete walls, fences, structures and other barrier systems for the utility substations, residential developments, golf courses and the farming/ranching industries throughout North America. The company also has installations abroad and licenses precast mold products and services in countries around the globe. Certified by the National Precast Concrete Association, the company is headquartered in Euless, Texas. For more information, go to www.ConcreteFence.com.