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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Rob Swanson

Owner, ICS Inc

Just sending out a quick note about the GatorBar.

The guys love it, they were already saying 40% labor savings on the first day, and by the end of that week they didn’t want to ever see steel on our flat work jobs again. My guys have been working with steel for 15+ years and the acceptance of GatorBar started within minutes, and as we know change comes hard in this industry.

Just landed a 30,000 sq. ft. job with 1 ft. OC #4 bar and the General Contractor signed off on using GatorBar instead. The guys were extra happy!!! as that would have been a back breaking event for sure.

For any company that ties up a lot of bar or a little it’s a NO BRAINER even if steel comes back down in $$$ we won’t go back to steel for our flat work.

Thanks for all your help, and keep cranking out that GatorBar.

Rob Swanson ICS INC.