Tripepi Smith Helps Elevate Atkore Calpipe Security

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Tripepi Smith was selected to help elevate the voice of Atkore Calpipe Security, within the sphere of local government. Atkore Calpipe Security specializes in manufacturing safety bollards and related pedestrian safety products that help secure areas at the interface between pedestrians and moving vehicles.

The engagement includes writing news articles and advertisements on the PublicCEO platform (PCEO) and business development support. The goal of the engagement is to raise the general awareness of local government officials – both elected and agency staff – about the risks to the public and the solutions that are available. The work has taken on particular importance during the pandemic as outdoor dining in parking lots and along streets has exploded in popularity.

Tripepi Smith is executing the work in partnership with Victor Manalo, a former councilman from Artesia and professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Victor suffered from a family loss related to a vehicle that struck and killed a family member where a Calpipe safety bollard could have made the difference between life and death.

“This is not just another municipal issue for me. It is personal. I know the consequences of not implementing simple solutions to protect people in common everyday public areas like parking lots,” observed Victor. “The answers are right in front of us – and I am working to ensure they are clear to the entire local government sector.”

“Atkore Calpipe has always placed an emphasis on providing safety for public spaces. With dining and community events shifting to outdoor spaces, it is crucial for cities to evolve their viewpoints on how to protect the public in this new era,” said Greg Davidson, Atkore Calpipe’s director of sales. “With their extensive relationships and platforms, Tripepi Smith provides a pathway for Calpipe to provide our insight to local government agencies we otherwise would not have been able to reach.”

Working alongside Victor Manalo, Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith and Junior Business Analyst Allison Torres are engaged on this project. The duo also taps other members of team Tripepi Smith, such as Senior Business Analyst Bria Balliet for the creation of the PCEO advertisement, and Junior Business Analysts Alexandra Applegate and Ethan Kielty for article publication.

“Tripepi Smith is honored to extend our resources to Atkore Calpipe Security,” said Ryder. “Being able to amplify the voice of Atkore Calpipe allows us to provide more options for cities to increase public safety and will help save lives. This is a win-win scenario.”

About Atkore Calpipe Security

Calpipe Security Bollards is a part of Atkore International®. They provide bollard products and bollard security services. Manufactured in the United States, Calpipe Security Bollards offers a wide range of bollards including – safety and architectural bollards, lighted and standard landscaping bollards, as well as crash-tested high-security bollards engineered for anti-terrorist or high-threat applications.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lakeport, City of Lake Forest, City of Napa, City of Paramount, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Vallejo, Cal Choice Energy Authority, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Institute for Local Government, League of California Cities, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates and Climatec Energy Services.