The Latest From Neuvokas

Welcome Parr Lumber!
Parr Lumber, the 17th largest independent lumber chain in the United States gave the nod to GatorBar. Parr Lumber will begin selling GatorBar in the great Pacific Northwest corner of the good old USA starting in October. We are excited to work with Parr to get them started!
Neuvokas Raises Rebar Production Speed
Neuvokas reports that it has achieved a process speed of 150 ft/min (45.72 m/min) for its continuous fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar production. “While this accomplishment is gratifying, we look forward to achieving our new goal of 250 ft/min (76.2 m/min) in 2018,” notes the company's Chief...
GatorBar Vs. Welded Wire mesh
Erik was out of town the other week and happened to stumble across a pile of crumbled concrete in New Hampshire. He stopped by to check it out, and of course, take advantage of a perfect real world example. Welded wire mesh, though inexpensive, is not your best option for reinforcing a slab for...
Neuvokas reaches 150 feet per minute process speed
After recent improvements to our now patented manufacturing process, Neuvokas reached a significant milestone: We can now make GatorBar at 150 feet per minute! This is FIVE TIMES faster than our original manufacturing process. Not to mention the fact that we were already blowing the doors off of...
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...
2017 Brings New Partnerships and Distribution
If you’ve ever been involved in a start-up from the ground up, there’s one feeling that’s pretty relatable. It’s the feeling that you’re flying 60 mph downhill in the back of a red wagon with Calvin and Hobbes at the wheel. The rocks and bumps knock you around a bit, but the excitement of reaching...
Honolulu Wood Treating predicts GatorBar will see success in Hawaii
Ahmeek, MI – March 15, 2017 - At the end of 2016, Honolulu Wood Treating made a statement. They wanted to be the exclusive distributor of GatorBar in Hawaii and seized the opportunity by committing to a truckload order, right before the turn of the New Year. Honolulu Wood Treating, along with Aloha...
Neuvokas Donation Supports Educational Program
Neuvokas Corporation was pleased to contribute to the CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Silent Auction at the 2017 WOC show in Las Vegas this past January. Neuvokas donated 10,000 linear feet of GatorBar to the auction to help raise money for the CIM Program. Adam Anvarinia of Premier Homes &...
Barnsco - Dallas New Distributor of GatorBar™
Ahmeek, MI – February 24, 2017 – Neuvokas Corporation welcomes Barnsco as a stocking distributor “As a distributor, Barnsco will provide stocking service to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex area and Austin,” said Neuvokas Chief Executive Officer, Erik Kiilunen. “With their extensive Texas reach and...
Crain's Detroit Business: Neuvokas raises the bar on manufacture of rebar
" "I work with a lot of companies in Michigan, and this is one of the few that can be a billion-dollar company," Arcadio Ramirez, technology business consultant for the Michigan Small Business Development Center, speaking about a small company in the Upper Peninsula called Neuvokas Corp. It's the...
FIND US AT WORLD OF CONCRETE 2017, BOOTH N3245!
World of Concrete 2017 is quickly approaching! For the first time Neuvokas – GatorBar will have a booth, so we’re in full pre-game mode. And since we don't want your World of Concrete trip to be incomplete, we're letting you sign up for your free GatorBar tee ahead of time! We hope to see you all...
Neuvokas is Awarded Contract with Purchasing Cooperative of America
Ahmeek, MI – November 10, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation was recently awarded a contract through the Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA). This contract is another layer of validation and, in addition, will make working with governmental agencies much easier by streamlining the solicitation process...
Larry Goldberg, PE joins Neuvokas Corporation
Ahmeek, MI – August 29, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation welcomes a new team member Lawrence (Larry) Goldberg, PE! Larry will begin leading the technical sales efforts in Texas as the Southwest Regional Sales Director. Mr. Goldberg got his start in Civil Engineering with Dannenbaum Engineering of...
Road paves way for economic development
"AHMEEK, Mich. (WLUC) Sometimes, the barriers to business can be easily solved. An improved road in Ahmeek is helping local businesses grow. A simple road can mean a world of difference for a growing company. The Neuvokas corporation makes a synthetic building material. They know the importance of...
JULY '16 REVIEW: GATORBAR BEING TESTED IN RAMMED EARTH & TILT-UP APPLICATIONS & A FEATURED PROJECT
I hope you all appreciated your freedom and experienced your fair share of fireworks for Independence Day. The fact that we get to wake up every day and decide how we want to spend our life is pretty awesome. We often lose sight of how wonderful it is to be free when the media is a constant outpour...
Neuvokas Makes Large Donation to Houghton Skatepark Project
August, 2 2016- Ahmeek, MI- The Houghton Skatepark Project has received a large donation from the Neuvokas Corporation out of Ahmeek, MI. Neuvokas has agreed to a monetary donation of $1,000 as well as a discount on rebar at an estimated value of $5,500. The rebar will play a critical role during...
High-tech startup companies are revitalizing the Copper Country
"Neuvokas Basalt. You see it everywhere in the Copper Country. It's the volcanic rock from which the area's namesake ore was extracted, leaving piles of fragments still rich with copper and silver. So, thought Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen—businessmen, engineers, and fiercely loyal residents of the...
A NEW ROAD FOR NEUVOKAS, QUITE LITERALLY
My top priority for July is definitely making fresh lines on the new pavement outside of Neuvokas with my long board. After hours, of course. Or maybe it'll be my daily lunch break ritual. We'll have to see; I'll keep you posted. In August of 2015, MDOT awarded a grant to support Neuvokas...
GATORBAR™ USED IN FIRST MDOT PROJECT, NSF GRANTEE CONFERENCE & MORE
Since my office at Neuvokas is the only office regulated by an AC unit, this summer is off to a great start. And, well, the Yoop (Upper Peninsula of MI) is beautiful in the summer. But mainly, things are picking up at Neuvokas! Customer Appreciation: Last month, I promised to share the details of...
Road renovations in Keweenaw County give local company room to grow
Ahmeek, MI - June 29, 2016 - Thanks to a TEDF Category A grant awarded by MDOT in August of 2015, the road connecting Neuvokas Corporation to US Highway 41 is repaved to enable year round use. TEDF (Transportation Economic Development Fund) helps fund road projects around Michigan that stimulate...

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.