February 24, 2024

Their modern curves supply the primary clue that the half dozen benches scattered round downtown Tehachapi aren’t run-of-the-mill spots for the general public to take a seat.

Plaques on these benches say, “I’m Gus constructed from a wind turbine blade.” And QR code hyperlinks clarify that Gus is a line of outside furnishings provided by Canvus, an Ohio-based firm that diverts huge blades from decommissioned windmills away from landfills and upcycles them into picnic tables, swings, fountains and different types of practical artwork.