Vanguard ADA Systems, a firm well known for safety products such as non-skid surfacing, ADA required truncated domes, and cane guidance systems branched out to include its most recent product—the DisposaCone, a recyclable barricade system.
Introduced in the first week of March 2008, DisposaCones are already in use in the U.S. markets and available in Canada. Jon Julnes, owner of Vanguard ADA Systems and the DisposaCone division, invented the product after years of frustration at running back and forth to construction and other sites to pick up 3 of the 10 traffic cones his firm left only the day before. Finally he exclaimed “there has to be a better way!”
DisposaCone was a natural solution and marked the end of sending production crews back at $35+ an hour to pick up rubber cones that were just going to disappear anyway. Now just tell the on-site staff “this project will be ready for traffic in 6 hours” and while they’re pulling your DisposaCone’s for you … you’re already on another job making more money!
Perfect for private construction, law enforcement, municipalities, and roadside emergencies, this low profile, temporary barricade even withstands up to 4 days of wind and rain. String CAUTION tape through the notch provided at the top of every DisposaCone. Vanguard also found that the product is ideal for clean rooms, hospitals, and other areas where high visibility and sterile conditions are critical, even during maintenance. It’s an obvious solution to a persistent problem, and a product suspected to be around for a long while to come.
Julnes says, “We had enormous success with our previous 14 and 17 inch tall DisposaCone’s, but many law enforcement agencies and contractors told us ‘if it isn’t 18 inches tall, we can’t use it’ so … we listened and adapted the product to obvious market demand.”
The patented device is now as tall as a standard 18-inch rubber traffic cone, while compact enough that 25 fit under a vehicle’s front seat. With traditional rubber cones at $20 a piece, versus less than $3 per each DisposaCone, the device makes economic sense in almost any environment.
DisposaCone is made of recyclable paper and features an adhesive base that sticks to any dry hard surface such as concrete or asphalt. Sized perfectly to fit motorcycle saddlebags, emergency preparedness kits, construction trucks, buses, mail carriers, and the like, DisposaCones fold flat and are available in a variety of quantities online, at many retail outlets, or through distributors. www.DisposaCone.com. ■
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