(BASKING RIDGE, NJ) – Axion International Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXIH) has established a golf division to provide its environmentally-sound, cost-competitive and ultra-durable vehicular and pedestrian bridges and walkways – made from the company’s 100-percent recycled materials- for golf courses being built, renovated and regularly maintained.
Axion technology enters the golf industry with a decade of its high-quality, “green” bridges and railroad structures used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Union Pacific, Chicago Transit Authority, Bay Area Rapid Transit and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Golf-course builders, developers, managers, owners and superintendents familiar with the aesthetically-pleasing Axion bridges rave about their superior performance compared to wood, steel and concrete structures. Several brand-name course architects have already committed to using Axion bridges for their projects, in part to satisfy strict environmental guidelines of planning and zoning authorities, as well as homeowners’ associations.
In addition to Axion bridges traversing golf-course water features, environmentally-sensitive areas and rough terrain, the company’s innovative green technologies are used to create attractive landscaping materials for bulk-heading and framing walkways, cart paths, tee boxes and steps.
The patented mechanical properties and design of Axion bridges and other green products cause them to rank extremely high in independent tests for durability, lasting more than 50 years with minimal wear and tear. By contrast, conventional bridges are susceptible to rotting, corrosion, leaching, cracking, rust and overall deterioration, thus, requiring heavy maintenance, “jerry-rigging,” complete replacement and unbudgeted expense, often after only a decade of moderate use.
Additional advantages of Axion bridges:
* Textured surface doesn’t absorb water for less slippage than wood (safety upgrade)
* Withstand severe weather and flooding
* Customized for extreme traffic and weight (golf carts, maintenance and construction vehicles)
* Décor of classic and contemporary models (various surface, railing and bumper colors, textures and shapes) blend with course surroundings
* Minimal color fading and looks new over time
* Impervious to moisture decay, fungus and insect infestation
* Absence of toxins eliminates pollution and preserves wildlife habitat
* Quick, hassle-free installation by contractor or course staff reduces time, manpower, machinery, golfer disruption and cost
* Virtually maintenance-free – no painting, staining or patching – saves on repair labor and downtime
* Lower cost per square foot for higher quality material
“There’s a proliferation of golf courses employing ‘green’ practices, and our company is the only provider of Axion 100-percent recycled materials for bridges,” says James Kerstein, Chief Executive Officer of Axion International. “Moreover, the sustainability, engineering, affordability and style of Axion bridges are a natural fit for courses while the status quo of traditional materials is old news.”
About Axion International
In conjunction with scientists from Rutgers University, Axion developed patented technologies which convert 100-percent recycled consumer and industrial materials – waste otherwise destined for landfills – into structural products used in commercial applications. These super-polymer composites are extremely strong, flexible in use, long-lasting, low maintenance and cost-effective. For these reasons, the U.S. Army recently selected Axion bridges to carry its heavily-armored tanks. Operating from a “green” base with a “no-trees-cut-down” mentality, Axion management has more than 100 years in the plastics industry.
For more information about Axion: www.axionintl.com, 908.542.0888.