The Latest From Neuvokas

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...
THE HALLS RIVER PROJECT: A WIN FOR FRP COMPOSITES IN THE U.S.
Steel reinforced concrete is known to be the most tried and true method of construction. We have tried it for over 100 years and found that one thing remains true: embedded steel will corrode, causing early failure of the concrete around it. Contrary to what you see in the media, the US isn’t very...
GATORBAR™ NOW AVAILABLE IN LOWE'S! MI50 & OTHER NEWS
Well guys, May has come to a close whether you like it or not! In the U.P. it’s definitely a good thing. Snow in May is fairly common, but, June? I think we’re finally in the clear. Bring on the sunshine and pesky flying creatures! I’ll trade my shovel for a fly swatter and bug dope any day of the...
NON-CONDUCTIVE REINFORCEMENT SPECIFIED TO REDUCE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY STRAY VOLTAGE
A customer recently used GatorBar™ to fulfill a building specification for a milking parlor on a dairy farm. The concrete reinforcement was to be non-conductive to help reduce stray voltage. This intrigued us, so we did a little digging... Stray current is a phenomenon that occurs on modern farms...
GatorBar featured on cover of Concrete Contractor magazine April/May 2016 issue
GatorBar is featured on the cover of Concrete Contractor April/May 2016 issue! Read the online version of the article here: READ ARTICLE. Flip through the online version of the full Concrete Contractor April/May 2016 issue: READ APRIL/MAY ISSUE.
GATORBAR ON COVER OF CONCRETE CONTRACTOR APRIL/MAY EDITION & MORE
Time is flying by faster than a hungry cheetah here at Neuvokas (Is it the same everywhere else?). In any case, here's a little recap of events that took place in the month of April... Customer Appreciation: We were excited to deliver GatorBar™ to Oostburg Concrete Products of Oostburg Wisconsin...
CIGMAT CONF., MICHIGAN 50, UPCOMING ARTICLES
And just like that, Q1 of 2016 came to a close! Time really does fly when you're having fun (working your tail off so you live to see tomorrow). Here's a little recap of events at Neuvokas in March: CIGMAT Conference Wrap-up: To start off the month, Neuvokas made an appearance at the 21st Annual...
100 YEARS OF PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT: TOP 3 REASONS TO CONSIDER FRP REINFORCEMENT OVER STEEL
FRP rebar has been around for decades, but has been used very seldom in comparison to “good ol’ steel” rebar. Lately, advancements in the composites industry are bringing the price point for such materials down, and there has never been a better time to start considering this alternative material...

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.