The Latest From 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...
Neuvokas Corporation Honored as One of “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” in 2016
Ahmeek, MI - March 14, 2016 - Neuvokas Corporation will be honored as one of the "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" at an awards ceremony during the twelfth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 5, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan. Every year the State's entrepreneurial community honors...
NEUVOKAS ON CAPITOL HILL, WOC 2016, SPARK PLUG AWARDS & A FEATURED CASE STUDY
February proved to be an eventful month for Neuvokas starting on day one. February 1st - ASBDC Capitol Hill Showcase: We were honored to represent Michigan’s Small Business Development Center at the annual ASBDC reception on Capitol Hill. Neuvokas was one of ten companies selected to showcase the...
FRP VS. STEEL STRESS STRAIN CURVE- THE ELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF FRP REBAR
So how does FRP rebar differ from steel rebar? In the previous video we mentioned that FRP rebar is five times less stiff than steel, or FRP has a modulus of elasticity that is five times less than that of steel. This being said, we have to remember that steel and FRP are different materials,...
Spark Plug awards for community achievers
"CALUMET - Mark Wilcox talked about a snowblower's spark plug, the least expensive part of an engine. "It's a tiny thing," he said, "But that tiny thing makes the whole (machine work)." Wilcox gave the opening remarks at the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce's annual Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards...
Invited to Capitol Hill
Ahmeek, MI – February 9, 2016 - On February first, Matt Kero, Neuvokas’ VP of Engineering traveled to Washington DC as one of only 10 companies selected Nationally by the ASBDC to participate in a reception on Capitol Hill. Senators, members of the House of Representatives, staffers, and SBDC...
WHAT IS FRP REBAR?
In this series, we are going to cover some frequently asked questions we hear when we introduce our product, GatorBar , to anyone new. The first and most basic question is the obvious one. What is FRP rebar? While it may surprise you FRP rebar has been with great success for over thirty years, and...
America’s #SBDC Congressional Showcase – Neuvokas Corporation
"Located in the far reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), Neuvokas Corporation was founded in 2013 by Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen. Neuvokas runs out of the former Rensen Manufacturing facility in Keweenaw County, which the company renovated with state of the art equipment and machinery. The...
Inventiveness Paves the Way to Success for Neuvokas Corp. in the Rebar Industry
" "Inventiveness" or "resourcefulness" constitutes a key building block for entreprenuerial ventures, and the Finnish translation, "Neuvokas," is the moniker of an advanced-materials company from the far reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula..." Read more.
Neuvokas Selected to Represent Michigan at Capitol Hill Reception
Ahmeek, MI – January 6, 2016 – Neuvokas Corporation was selected by the Michigan Small Business Development Corporation (MI-SBDC) to represent the state at Americas Small Business Development Corporation (ASBDC) annual Capitol Hill Reception on February 1, 2016 in Washington DC. Neuvokas produces...
Neuvokas: Business lives up to Finnish name with innovation award
Daily Mining Gazette - November 23, 2015 "AHMEEK LOCATION - Neuvokas is a Finnish word meaning resourceful, creative or innovative, and it's also the name of a manufacturing company in Ahmeek Location, which recently received an award for innovation in energy conservation..." Read Article .
Local company manufactures product renovating road construction
ABC 10 News- November 19, 2015 "AHMEEK - A manufacturing company in Ahmeek has a long road ahead of them. And that's good news because they produce a fiber reinforced polymer rebar used in the construction of roads..." Article/ Video
Gatorbar & DPR Construction

Brandon Liming

General Superintendent, DPR Construction

“With #3 GatorBar we were able to make guide pins to help us place our forms more accurately, while eliminating the concern about corrosion.  The pins will be close to the outside of the wall, and in a corrosive marine environment, like Galveston, it’s nice to have this option.”