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The Facts and Faces of Sustainable Energy 2019
From the Clean Energy Business Network : Faces Behind the Facts Faces Behind the Facts tells the stories of clean energy business leaders behind these transformations. From the largest energy corporations in the world to the smallest family-owned businesses, these American entrepreneurs are...
Calumet, MI is Kraft Hockeyville 2019
This week has been all Kraft Hockeyville in our hometown of Calumet, MI. Tonight will be the featured pre-season game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Saint Louis Blues . It will be played at the Calumet Colosseum, the oldest ice rink in the world to still be in use in its original form. The...
Experience Faster Installation
Get Results Higher productivity Tie grids on rainy days – more productive work days Pre-tied grids place quickly making rebar setup easy Contractors experience faster installation time when using GatorBar. The faster installation time, due in large part to GatorBar being seven times lighter than...
GatorBar Health Benefits
GatorBar leads to: Reduced cost of workers’ com because it is easier on worker's backs Happier, more productive employees Better end-customer impression With GatorBar, you can look forward to less down-time, more productive up-time, and reduced workers comp. GatorBar #3 Composite Rebar is seven...
CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Join our Team
If you are a Business Development Sales Executive with experience in concrete accessory, rebar or construction product sales, we have a great career opportunity for you with an option to work from anywhere in the United States. Neuvokas, based in Ahmeek, Michigan, is seeking a self-starting, well-...
Transportation Cost Savings
GatorBar Benefits Transport on a pickup truck rack 7x lighter than steel No extra trailer for the rebar Feel the Savings GatorBar low-cost, composite rebar is seven times lighter than traditional #4 steel rebar. Contractors and concrete delivery service teams can transport the rebar on pickup truck...
Neuvokas Corporation Awarded $2MM from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology
January 2, 2019, Ahmeek, MI– Neuvokas Corporation has been awarded $2MM in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) group. The funding will initiate the development of an energy efficient manufacturing process to produce CBF (continuous basalt...
Neuvokas Corporation Ranked Most Fundable Company by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
October 12, 2018, LOS ANGELES – Neuvokas Corporation is thrilled to announce that it received a No. 7 rank on the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s first annual Most Fundable Companies List . Neuvokas Corporation competed against thousands of early-stage U.S. companies with less than $10...
Dispatching business expertise to Michigan companies: U-M helps UP firm grow sales
BY KIM NORTH SHINE Neuvokas Corp., a manufacturer in Ahmeek, Mich., a village with a population of about 200 in the Upper Peninsula, could have been among the more than half of manufacturing startups that fail in Michigan. But with its forward-looking leadership and the support of the Economic...
Not ready to try GatorBar? Read this.
With steel prices climbing, there couldn’t be a better time to give GatorBar a try on your next concrete project. Because I know you won’t take it from me, I’m bringing in some back up on this one. The following testimonial came after Steve had a great call with our friend Rob at ICS, Inc in North...
The Rusty Signature of Steel Rebar
Work never stops when you’re running a growing business, and sometimes a weekend trip for travel hockey turns into a marketing opportunity. Our CEO, Erik Kiilunen, recently found himself at the Cornerstone Community Center in Ashwaubenon, WI, where two of his boys were playing in a hockey...
Neuvokas Team works to expand manufacturing capabilities
The bench work is complete and the initial lab results are in! The team at Neuvokas has made their first effort to expand their manufacturing platform. The first attempt to make a two-dimensional profile, other than round has proven successful. The guys had a little spare time (between 3 am and 5...
WCCHC Day of Caring 2017
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Day of Caring. WCCHC is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of health care services to the Waianae Coast of Oahu. Since 1993, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company (HDCC) along with their family,...
Welcome Parr Lumber!
Parr Lumber, the 17th largest independent lumber chain in the United States gave the nod to GatorBar. Parr Lumber will begin selling GatorBar in the great Pacific Northwest corner of the good old USA starting in October. We are excited to work with Parr to get them started!
Neuvokas Raises Rebar Production Speed
Neuvokas reports that it has achieved a process speed of 150 ft/min (45.72 m/min) for its continuous fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar production. “While this accomplishment is gratifying, we look forward to achieving our new goal of 250 ft/min (76.2 m/min) in 2018,” notes the company's Chief...
GatorBar Vs. Welded Wire mesh
Erik was out of town the other week and happened to stumble across a pile of crumbled concrete in New Hampshire. He stopped by to check it out, and of course, take advantage of a perfect real world example. Welded wire mesh, though inexpensive, is not your best option for reinforcing a slab for...
Neuvokas reaches 150 feet per minute process speed
After recent improvements to our now patented manufacturing process, Neuvokas reached a significant milestone: We can now make GatorBar at 150 feet per minute! This is FIVE TIMES faster than our original manufacturing process. Not to mention the fact that we were already blowing the doors off of...
The City of Houston Approves Basalt FRP Rebar for use in Non-Structural Applications
Ahmeek, MI – June 07, 2017 – The City of Houston has approved the use of basalt fiber composite rebar in non-structural applications. The approval comes after working extensively with Neuvokas Corporation, analyzing data and test results of their BFRP product, GatorBar. This approval will present...
2017 Brings New Partnerships and Distribution
If you’ve ever been involved in a start-up from the ground up, there’s one feeling that’s pretty relatable. It’s the feeling that you’re flying 60 mph downhill in the back of a red wagon with Calvin and Hobbes at the wheel. The rocks and bumps knock you around a bit, but the excitement of reaching...
Honolulu Wood Treating predicts GatorBar will see success in Hawaii
Ahmeek, MI – March 15, 2017 - At the end of 2016, Honolulu Wood Treating made a statement. They wanted to be the exclusive distributor of GatorBar in Hawaii and seized the opportunity by committing to a truckload order, right before the turn of the New Year. Honolulu Wood Treating, along with Aloha...

Bill Heinonen

Ultra Concrete

"We laid it (the GatorBar) out the same as we would steel and then tied it in place once laid out. Tie wire guns worked perfectly. Usually the guys can't keep up to the crew grading, but with this they were standing around waiting for them. I’d say time savings amounted to 4 hours. Our crew really liked the fact that you can carry a large amount with ease.”