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 new opportunities for GatorBar in the Houston area.

“Having the City of Houston on board opens doors for us,” said Larry Goldberg, Regional Sales Director. “Their thorough examination and approval of BFRP rebar will give contractors peace of mind when trying GatorBar in their non-structural concrete projects.”

About The City of Houston: Houston is considered the Energy Capital of the World, with one of the strongest and fastest growing economies in North America. Houston is often an early adopter of new and innovative materials.

About Neuvokas Corporation: Founded in 2012, Neuvokas Corporation is an Ahmeek, MI based company that manufactures and distributes FRP rebar made from basalt fiber (BFRP). Distributed under the GatorBar™ brand, Neuvokas’ BFRP is stronger and seven times lighter than steel reinforcing bar, is non-corrosive and is priced at a competitive cost with its domestically produced steel rebar counterpart.

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Matt Downey

Downey Concrete

I used GatorBar for four pours this summer.  I love the way it handles, the concrete just flows around it and it doesn’t bend and get left in the bottom of the slab it stays where you put it.  Also my back enjoyed the break!   I look forward to using it again.