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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
Neuvokas Awarded MIEIBC Emerging Company of the Year
Ahmeek, MI – November 11, 2015 – Last night the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Michigan’s leading advanced energy business association honored Neuvokas Corporation with its Emerging Business of the Year award at its annual gala. At scale Neuvokas’ FRP rebar manufacturing process...
Neuvokas Takes Home “People’s Choice” Award at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Ahmeek, MI – November 5, 2015 - Neuvokas Corporation was selected as one of 10 finalists at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). On the strength of company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen presentation the day before, Neuvokas earned the right to present in the event’s final...
Neuvokas Semi-Finalist at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
For the third year in a row, Neuvokas Corporation was selected as a semifinalist at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). On November 4 th , at 2:20 pm company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen will pitch Neuvokas to a panel of judges at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit, MI...
MDOT to Use GatorBar for the First Time in Upcoming Project
The following excerpt was taken from the Hancock City Council Meeting, as written by Mitch Lake of 920AM WMPL Radio. October 21st, 2015: "Remember the fun you had driving through Houghton a few years ago during the reconstruction of Shelden Avenue? Well, you can relive those memories next year in...
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) Active Awards
National Science Foundation SBIR Award
State transportation economic development grant will support new jobs in Keweenaw County
WNMU FM "The Michigan Department of Transporation is awarding a grant to support the creation of 31 new jobs in Keweenaw County..." Read Article.
State transportation economic development grant will support 31 new jobs in Keweenaw County
MDOT Press Release The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state transportation economic development grant that will support the creation of 31 new jobs in Keweenaw County. A Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grant for $136,911 will leverage $1.58...

Paul Roloff

Owner at Paul's Concrete Construction & Excavating, Inc.

“We tried GatorBar for the first time in a driveway. It worked great; the crew really liked how it was lightweight and easy to use. I just bid GatorBar into a couple strip malls, we will definitely use GatorBar if we get the jobs.”