GatorBar Glass – 100% Made in the USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2020

AHMEEK, Michigan – With recent concerns arising over global supply chains and origins of manufacturing, Neuvokas Corp, a leading composite rebar manufacturer, wants to assure concrete reinforcement customers that its GatorBar Glass fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar is manufactured in the USA.  GatorBar Glass is constructed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan using components that are 100% made and sourced within the USA as well.      

GatorBar Glass offers the everyday lowest cost composite, zero-rust rebar that dramatically reduces material, labor, transportation and handling costs, while providing better crack control and up to 4x greater tensile strength as compared to steel rebar.     

“One of the objectives during the development of GatorBar Glass was to produce a concrete reinforcement product that was 100% made in the USA.  This means it would not be held hostage to vagaries, delays, uncertainties and or import tariffs often witnessed with other products with supply chains and or manufacturing processes outside of the United States,” said Ken Keranen, COO at Neuvokas Corp.     

About Neuvokas Corp:  Neuvokas Corp is based in Ahmeek, MI Michigan and produces industry leading composite rebar products for the concrete space using its proprietary and patented manufacturing process.  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.

 

For further information about or how to purchase GatorBar, please contact Neuvokas Corp at info@neuvokascorp.com or 906.934.2661.     

Download official Press Release here.

Randy Oja

MJO Contracting

I wanted to drop a line and comment on your GatorBar product. This is the second project we’ve used it on and the first one that we used a power rake with. We placed the bar 18” OCBW and chaired it to 2 1/2” for a 5” slab. The GatorBar worked well, in particular we noticed how it rebounded back to the center of the slab after we drove over it, with steel rebar the rebar would often end up bent and left at the bottom of the slab, where it does nothing for crack control. Also, the labor savings on rebar placement was significant and I know the crew appreciated not having to wrestle with the heavy steel. We look forward to using it again on future projects.