GatorBar Approved onto Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) New Products Evaluation List!

AHMEEK, Michigan – Neuvokas Corp, the leading composite rebar manufacturer, is excited and proud to announce that GatorBar® has received approved evaluation status from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and has been placed on its New Products Evaluation List (NPEL) effective June 2, 2022.  GatorBar’s corresponding VDOT Product Number is 2022-4.     

Matt Kero, Neuvokas Vice President of Engineering said, “Neuvokas has been working extensively with VDOT engineers to address their material, testing and application questions and is pleased at being added to VDOT’s approved NPEL.  VDOT maintains a rigorous process of material, performance and property testing for innovative product ensuring materials meet the highest industry standards.   Over the course of the next 24 months, Neuvokas, its distributors, and end-users, will be working diligently with its respective VDOT coordinator as more and more Department projects begin utilizing GatorBar®.”    

GatorBar® is an industry changing, glass fiber reinforced composite rebar (GFRP), that is 100% made in the USA using 100% USA made materials.  GatorBar® offers: 

  • The most economical composite rebar on the market.
  • Pricing substantially better than steel with increased strength and performance.
  • 2x – 4x stronger in tensile strength than steel.
  • 4x - 7x lighter in weight than steel. 
  • Zero-rust.

For further information in how to utilize GatorBar® within VDOT projects, please contact Sherman Mowery, Neuvokas Customer Care Specialist, at 906.934.2661 or sherman@gatorbar.com.

About Neuvokas Corp:  Neuvokas Corp is based in Ahmeek, MI and produces industry leading composite rebar products for the concrete space using its proprietary and patented, high-speed manufacturing processes.  Founded in 2013 by Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen from a simple observation:  advances in manufacturing and material sciences would allow composite rebar to be produced competitively with its steel counterpart at higher levels of performance.  For further information about or how to purchase GatorBar, please contact Neuvokas Corp at info@neuvokascorp.com or 906.934.2661.  

Costello Construction

Costello Construction

Kauai, HI

"It [GatorBar] is so easy to work with it feels like we are cheating! We have always used a #4 steel rebar grid in warehouse slabs to add structural integrity, but no matter how hard you try, 6x6x10/10 wire mesh always ends up on the bottom of the slab. There is never enough time to pull it up, and even if you Dobie it up, the steel bends down when you step on it. In the end, it does not add structural strength to the slab. GatorBar springs back, staying centered in the slab."