A fencing outfit in Newark, New Jersey approached us to manufacture an order of fencing ballast blocks to anchor commercial fencing. Each ballast block was slightly thicker than a standard patio block (24" x 24" x 6" thick), and weighed approximately 280 lbs. A 10" long x 2" diameter steel pipe was cast in the center of each block, to slip the fencing posts into. Rebar handles were cast on either side of the block for handling purposes (note: rebar handles should not be and are not typically meant for lifting purposes!). Forms were placed in a gang-line to be poured at 20 blocks a day in our plant.