Monday, December 10, 2012

On a run through Bensenville, IL. FlagRunners saw the White Metal Casting flagpole through the trees. This is when one of us yells, "flag on!" and we ran to the pole. It was a pleasure to take a video of this flagpole. This is a great way to show people why a flagpole doesn't have to be silver o white. This dark bronze anodized flagpole matches the trim of the building. The flagpole flies a 5 x 8 ft. American Flag, as well as a 3 x 5 ft. custom White Metal Casting Flag. What does this do for your company?

 White Metal Casting is a 75 year old company which specializes the top end of metal, magnesium, and zinc casting. The building decor speaks volumes for the integrity of their product. Nice dark bronze aluminum trim wraps the building. So for the flagpole to be dark bronze, the entire presentation is uniform, efficient, and well put together. White Metal Casting is IS0 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Certified. Some companies choose to fly ISO certification flags. But in some cases, this is not as impressive as your logo on a flag. This is a good example.

Not only does anodization give you the opportunity to the trim and fixtures of your building, but it also adds a protective finish to the flagpole, preventing scratching or staining. Drawbacks? You have to think ahead. Many times in construction projects, flagpoles get lost in a the details. Construction companies bid out too late. A flagpole has to be approved before any exterior concrete is poured. This is because you have to set the foundation tube in concrete. To bring the mixing truck out twice is a waste of time and money, even if the flagpoles are not being set in the walk/drive way.

Anodizing can take up to 8 weeks. You may be able to source a pole and have it delivered quickly, however, this pole will most likely not meet your original approved specifications. Plans tend to make compromises when time is an issue. If you want to be buttoned up and have a proper entryway and exterior for your company, it pays to think ahead, and to know the lead times before you break ground. That is the difference between White Metal Casting and the other guy. You can believe White Metal Castings' customers, employees and community know that.