In today’s world, we’re often reminded of the importance of spending time outdoors. When we head to the parks for a walk, we take advantage of outdoor furnishings such as park benches, litter receptacles and bicycle racks. But have you ever stopped to think about what goes into the designing and manufacturing of those outdoor furnishings that we use so often?
Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. (KRD) has been focusing on those fixtures for more than 25 years. “Outdoor spaces have recently become more important than ever, and it’s our job to make sure these shared spaces are equipped with the right furnishings and aesthetic designs to make them safe, functional, accessible and inviting,” explained KRD Director of Marketing Angela Maloney.
Located in Butler, the company was started in 1995 as a family business with a background in entrepreneurial ventures and the playground manufacturing industry. A combined passion for the outdoors and the manufacturing process led them to focus on furnishing public spaces with quality, commercial-grade steel furnishings with long-term durability.
According to Maloney, this required the company to sometimes make difficult choices, navigate unexpected market and economic challenges and seize strategic business opportunities. She added that KRD is passionate about their work and the people they employ, as well as supporting the community and contributing to the local economy as an American manufa