Yardley, PA — Yardley Inserts, a manufacturer of precision engineered threaded metal inserts for a wide range of fastening applications, provides custom solutions for a broad range of industries. Recently, Yardley was approached by Greg Benson, CEO of Loll Designs, a world-wide leader in recycled outdoor furniture manufactured in the USA with a focus on sustainable manufacturing practices, with a custom inquiry for an insert.
Loll DESIGNS was searching for a solution for inserts that could be used in assembling furniture that would not split the building material upon insertion. “This was a unique inquiry, in part because Loll DESIGNS had firm guidelines for the quality and manufacturing process of their products, and also because Loll furniture is designed so that it requires no seasonal storage or maintenance,” says Yardley’s Vice President Ken Grady. This meant all components used to assemble the pieces had to be extremely durable, anti-corroding in all types of weather, and fit the sustainability requirements mandated by Loll. Additionally, Loll only uses USA-made products for assembly of their furniture line.
“When we got this request, I immediately knew we could offer Loll DESIGNS a solution,” says Grady. “We’ve been in this business for 65 years and have plenty of experience in manufacturing inserts to specific customer requested tolerances and designs.”
Yardley and Loll worked together to design a custom-sized insert from Yardley’s Fiber-Sert® line. The custom insert features strong, permanent threads for insertion in the recycled, high-density polyethylene material used by Loll DESIGNS, and it won’t split the sections of material. The inserts cut their own threads as they are driven into previously drilled holes in the plastic. The coarse, external threads are engineered for maximum resistance to backout and loosening.
“Yardley helped us to design and manufacture an insert that was specified for the recycled plastic material we use. The fact that the custom inserts are made in the USA and the great service made Yardley an easy choice,” says Greg Benson, CEO of Loll DESIGNS.
To eliminate any potential delivery issues, Yardley stocks the custom inserts to ensure they are always available to Loll. Additionally, Yardley Inserts is conscious of sustainable manufacturing and is RoHS Compliant, which made them extremely excited to work with Loll DESIGNS, a company at the forefront of the industry for sustainability.