SEATTLE -- Vanguard ADA Systems, a firm well-known for safety products in ADA fields, recently branched out to include its most recent product: the DisposaCone, the world's first disposable traffic barricade system.

Introduced in the first week of March 2008, DisposaCones are already in use in the U.S. markets and available to Canada as well. Jon Julnes, owner of Vanguard ADA Systems and the DisposaConedivision, invented the product after years of frustration at running back and forth to construction and other sites to pick up 3 of the 10 traffic cones his firm left only the day before. Finally he exclaimed, "There has to be a better way!" Indeed there was, and DisposaCones were the natural solution.

When asked about the product, Mr. Julnes said, "Years ago one of my firms used traffic cones fairly often. One day I thought we really ought to change our company slogan to 'cone supplier of the known universe,' since we're always leaving 10 cones, only to come back the next day and pick up 3 or 4. It seemed like we were always spending $60.00 to send someone out to pick up the $30.00 worth of cones that remained, or weren't already on their way to someone's soccer field."

Made of recyclable paper with a small butyl (tar) adhesive strip on the base that keeps them attached to any dry, hard surface, they can be picked up by onsite personnel.

Meanwhile the contractor, whose work needs protecting, can send crews to other projects, instead of clogging freeways and wasting valuable resources picking up products that aren't even as valuable as the resources spent to retrieve them in the first place. Sized perfectly to fit motorcycle saddlebags, emergency preparedness kits, construction trucks, buses, mail carriers and the like, DisposaCones fold flat and easily fit under most car seats. DisposaCones are available at, and soon at retail outlets nationwide.