Since 1951, the family-owned and-operated National Barricade
has not just met the traffic control service needs of the Seattle, WA
, area but has also played a significant part in innovating the industry as a whole.
In the early '50s, the traffic control standard-issue equipment was not only outdated-it was downright unsafe for use. Items such as kerosene lanterns with red glass lenses and oil pots with wicks posed a serious fire hazard in unstable circumstances, so our company sought to change the standard. First, our founders developed and distributed a battery-powered flashing light. Then, they followed it up with reflective sheeting, helping to pioneer the industry's evolution. Since then, National Barricade has always endeavored to deliver innovation while providing high-quality traffic control services and equipment.