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 Dakota. So good that Steve had to ask, “Can I have you put that in an email?” 


Hey Steve,

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 Gator bar 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.

Bismarck, ND

Download official letter here.


Concrete pour with GatorBar

Concrete pour with GatorBar by ICS, Inc


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Insulated Concrete Structures, better known as ICS, Inc., serves North Dakota and the Upper Midwest. They specialize in ICF construction as well as concrete flat work, excavation/water/sewer, and project management. Visit to learn more!


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."