Topic: News

Neuvokas is Awarded Contract with Purchasing Cooperative of America
Ahmeek, MI – November 10, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation was recently awarded a contract through the Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA). This contract is another layer of validation and, in addition, will make working with governmental agencies much easier by streamlining the solicitation process...
Larry Goldberg, PE joins Neuvokas Corporation
Ahmeek, MI – August 29, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation welcomes a new team member Lawrence (Larry) Goldberg, PE! Larry will begin leading the technical sales efforts in Texas as the Southwest Regional Sales Director. Mr. Goldberg got his start in Civil Engineering with Dannenbaum Engineering of...
Road paves way for economic development
"AHMEEK, Mich. (WLUC) Sometimes, the barriers to business can be easily solved. An improved road in Ahmeek is helping local businesses grow. A simple road can mean a world of difference for a growing company. The Neuvokas corporation makes a synthetic building material. They know the importance of...
Neuvokas Makes Large Donation to Houghton Skatepark Project
August, 2 2016- Ahmeek, MI- The Houghton Skatepark Project has received a large donation from the Neuvokas Corporation out of Ahmeek, MI. Neuvokas has agreed to a monetary donation of $1,000 as well as a discount on rebar at an estimated value of $5,500. The rebar will play a critical role during...
High-tech startup companies are revitalizing the Copper Country
"Neuvokas Basalt. You see it everywhere in the Copper Country. It's the volcanic rock from which the area's namesake ore was extracted, leaving piles of fragments still rich with copper and silver. So, thought Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen—businessmen, engineers, and fiercely loyal residents of the...
Road renovations in Keweenaw County give local company room to grow
Ahmeek, MI - June 29, 2016 - Thanks to a TEDF Category A grant awarded by MDOT in August of 2015, the road connecting Neuvokas Corporation to US Highway 41 is repaved to enable year round use. TEDF (Transportation Economic Development Fund) helps fund road projects around Michigan that stimulate...
GatorBar featured on cover of Concrete Contractor magazine April/May 2016 issue
GatorBar is featured on the cover of Concrete Contractor April/May 2016 issue! Read the online version of the article here: READ ARTICLE. Flip through the online version of the full Concrete Contractor April/May 2016 issue: READ APRIL/MAY ISSUE.
Neuvokas Corporation Honored as One of “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” in 2016
Ahmeek, MI - March 14, 2016 - Neuvokas Corporation will be honored as one of the "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 5, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan. Every year the State's entrepreneurial community honors...
Spark Plug awards for community achievers
"CALUMET - Mark Wilcox talked about a snowblower's spark plug, the least expensive part of an engine. "It's a tiny thing," he said, "But that tiny thing makes the whole (machine work)." Wilcox gave the opening remarks at the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce's annual Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards...
Invited to Capitol Hill
Ahmeek, MI – February 9, 2016 - On February first, Matt Kero, Neuvokas’ VP of Engineering traveled to Washington DC as one of only 10 companies selected Nationally by the ASBDC to participate in a reception on Capitol Hill. Senators, members of the House of Representatives, staffers, and SBDC...
America’s #SBDC Congressional Showcase – Neuvokas Corporation
"Located in the far reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), Neuvokas Corporation was founded in 2013 by Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen. Neuvokas runs out of the former Rensen Manufacturing facility in Keweenaw County, which the company renovated with state of the art equipment and machinery. The...
Inventiveness Paves the Way to Success for Neuvokas Corp. in the Rebar Industry
" "Inventiveness" or "resourcefulness" constitutes a key building block for entreprenuerial ventures, and the Finnish translation, "Neuvokas," is the moniker of an advanced-materials company from the far reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula..." Read more.
Neuvokas Selected to Represent Michigan at Capitol Hill Reception
Ahmeek, MI – January 6, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation was selected by the Michigan Small Business Development Corporation (MI-SBDC) to represent the state at Americas Small Business Development Corporation (ASBDC) annual Capitol Hill Reception on February 1, 2016 in Washington DC. Neuvokas produces...
Neuvokas: Business lives up to Finnish name with innovation award
Daily Mining Gazette - November 23, 2015 "AHMEEK LOCATION - Neuvokas is a Finnish word meaning resourceful, creative or innovative, and it's also the name of a manufacturing company in Ahmeek Location, which recently received an award for innovation in energy conservation..." Read Article .
Local company manufactures product renovating road construction
ABC 10 News- November 19, 2015 "AHMEEK - A manufacturing company in Ahmeek has a long road ahead of them. And that's good news because they produce a fiber reinforced polymer rebar used in the construction of roads..." Article/ Video
Neuvokas Awarded MIEIBC Emerging Company of the Year
Ahmeek, MI – November 11, 2015 – Last night the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Michigan’s leading advanced energy business association honored Neuvokas Corporation with its Emerging Business of the Year award at its annual gala. At scale Neuvokas’ FRP rebar manufacturing process...
Neuvokas Takes Home “People’s Choice” Award at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Ahmeek, MI – November 5, 2015 - Neuvokas Corporation was selected as one of 10 finalists at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). On the strength of company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen presentation the day before, Neuvokas earned the right to present in the event’s final...
Neuvokas Semi-Finalist at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
For the third year in a row, Neuvokas Corporation was selected as a semifinalist at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). On November 4 th , at 2:20 pm company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen will pitch Neuvokas to a panel of judges at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit, MI...
MDOT to Use GatorBar for the First Time in Upcoming Project
The following excerpt was taken from the Hancock City Council Meeting, as written by Mitch Lake of 920AM WMPL Radio. October 21st, 2015: "Remember the fun you had driving through Houghton a few years ago during the reconstruction of Shelden Avenue? Well, you can relive those memories next year in...
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) Active Awards
National Science Foundation SBIR Award

Jesse Garcia

Seguro Construction

"We used GatorBar for a parking lot tearout and repour in Houston. My guys were impressed with the weight advantage, and said they could place GatorBar easier and faster than steel rebar. We are excited to use it again on future projects."