Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® at Teco Boardwalk – Tampa Bay, Florida

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® at Teco Boardwalk – Tampa Bay, Florida

This next blog will cover a recent plastic lumber project in Tampa Bay, Florida. Teco Boardwalk at Apollo Beach is a Manatee Viewing Center and sanctuary, and is near the Big Bend Power Station. The power station’s clean discharged, warm waters are a safe haven and protected area for the manatees, thus providing them with a natural habitat, and the community with a chance at viewing these magnificent creatures.

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® plastic lumber products were used in all of the new boardwalks, ADA ramps and observation tower at the Teco Boardwalk facility.   The plastic lumber profiles used on-site were 2×6, 2×8, & 3×12 – all in Bedford’s brown color. Tampa Bay Marine was the contractor on the construction of the new boardwalks and tower and they recommended the use of Bedford Technology recycled plastic lumber products. TBM’s expert craftsmanship led by owner John Galves is second to none.  Their attention to detail is on display throughout the boardwalk and tower.  View more photos on our facebook page to see how truly impressive this project really is!

For more information on the Manatee Viewing Center you can visit the following link at  There are also some great photos, reviews and images of the facility at this link: There are also more photos of the boardwalk and tower posted at our Facebook page at

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® recycled plastic lumber is a strong, durable product utilizing fiberglass strands to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates characteristics suited for many structural applications where a wider span, dimensional stability, increased strength or stiffness is required. FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool HDPE plastic lumber is formed in molds in various traditional lumber profile sizes. This lumber product is a coarse, rigid and rough textured material in appearance and feel, making it great for projects requiring particular lumber profile sizing and added strength characteristics.

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool product also has a foamed core end-cut appearance, textured surface finish and comes in a variety of colors, making it more useful in commercial playground equipment, park and recreation applications, signage, boardwalks, decks, piers, parking curbs, landscaping boards and any harsh weather environment application. FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool Plastic Lumber looks great and is long lasting and resistant to: rotting, splintering, water damage, termites (pests), etc.  FIBERFORCE® plastic lumber also doesn’t require painting and is very low maintenance (compared with traditional wood.)  FIBERFORCE® Hard Tool product is a high quality, carpenter friendly product that can be drilled, sawn, cut, routed and worked just as wood lumber.

Bedford Technology’s FIBERFORCE® recycled HDPE plastic lumber serves as a replacement to traditional parts made from injection molding, rotational molding, vacuum forming, aluminum extrusion, lumber profiles and wood profiles. Bedford Technology can also design a plastic lumber product to suit your specific application, including custom molded products (ie: pipe supports, bench frame shapes, lids). Contact us today at (800)721-9037 and talk with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. Visit us online at, “Like” us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at