22nd December, 2017

2017 Highlights

Tangent (formerly Bedford Technology has had an amazing year! We were able to push innovation further than ever before and roll out brand new structural plastic lumber products to better fit your needs.

Below are more details about the projects in the video:

2017 Project Highlights

Brooklyn Navy Yard – This project included a unique cutting method so the installation of the marine pile easily connected to the dock wall.

Navy Pier – Numerous projects took place at Navy Pier including bleachers and bandstands for the 4th of July event, and our structural plastic lumber was also used for the substructure and decking.

Assabet River Trail – Construction updates will complete in 2018. One portion of the construction was building and installing new fencing and boardwalks.

Miletta Vista Vineyard – For this project, 2in. divine posts were installed. The grapes grow directly on these stakes and withstand extreme wind and weight.

Yamhill Valley Vineyard – This project included vineyard posts as an alternative to wood, which are more durable and withstand wind and are insect/pest resistant.

Outdoor Furniture – Our outdoor furniture projects are processed through continuous extrusion (CE) which allows our plastic lumber products to come in a variety of sizes, lengths and colors. We are also working on new products for 2018.


Product/Application Testing – An important aspect of our customer service is ensuring that the products and applications meet all requirements. One way that is accomplished is through testing. Below are a few testing examples:

  • Dock Decking – new product durability
  • Vineyard Posts – testing wind load and vibration (when mechanical harvester is used)
  • Fence Posts – split rail testing for creep and deflection over time
  • Crane Mats/ Swamp Matslarge profile mats for durability and load capabilities

Enhanced Website

More Content – This year, we have made it a priority to put out more content to help our customers and prospects find the information they need. This includes blog posts, company updates and an enhanced social media presence.


Tradeshows – One of the ways we like to connect with our existing customers and prospects is to have face-to-face interaction. This year, we participated in the following tradeshows:

  • Northern Green Expo
  • CONExpo
  • Inland Marine Expo
  • GCBAA Summer Meeting
  • MREA Show
  • RAM/SWANA Annual Fall Conference
  • NRPA Annual Conference
  • ASLA Annual Conference
  • The Docks Expo

Company Culture

Fundraisers – There are so many ways to help and support each other. Giving back to the community is an important part of our company culture. Each year, Tangent participates in a year-round fundraiser to help those less fortunate. We adopt a family through Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), contribute gifts to the South Shore Care Center, and create a functional furniture piece using our recycled HDPE plastic lumber, and donate it to a silent auction.

Exciting News for 2018!

25th Anniversary of SeaPile®/SeaTimber® – 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Port of New Orleans project. Tangent’s structural plastic lumber has stood up against the harsh weather and everyday use. We look forward to the next 25 years!

In 2018, we are striving for more product innovation, continuing to be the best in customer support and more customized solutions for your projects.

To learn more about Tangent, please visit our website, and follow us on Social Media!