A Beautiful Dock That Will Stay Beautiful

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Jan 6, 2016 10:04:05 AM

A beautiful dock that will stay beautiful…yeah right… It’s a tale as old as time, and some part of us actually believes it within the first couple years of installation. Even if you invest your time and money into regular dock maintenance, your dock will eventually become a weathered mess.

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Topics: FRP, Corrosion Resistant, Decking, Docks, architectural

The Perfect Fit for the Marine Industry

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Jul 29, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Skandi Africa was named the “Ship of the Year 2015” at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Osla, Norway this past June – a title earned through careful design and selection of materials. It is a state-of-the-art vessel specially designed for subsea operation duties to support the oil and gas industry (Teigland, 2015). It was planned with a “high focus on sea-keeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performance and low fuel consumption” (DOF Vessel Skandi Africa Named "Ship of The Year 2015" in Norway, 2015).

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Topics: FRP, Corrosion Resistant, Decking, Marine

Increasing Plant Safety with FRP Flooring and Railing

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Jun 10, 2015 1:21:45 PM

The Importance of Plant Safety

Although the number of workers’ compensation claims has decreased over the past fifteen years, the total cost of medical payments to workers has significantly increased (Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services). In fact, the total price of workplace injuries and illnesses cost the nation around $250 billion each year (FSM). In order to keep workers safe and protect the company from lawsuits, it is imperative to create a safe workplace.

In addition to staggering costs, a safe workplace typically increases productivity and boosts employee morale (FSM). Preventative care is the best solution for both the company and the employees.

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Topics: Safety, Ergonomics, Corrosion Resistant, Slip Resistant, Light Weight, Low Maintenance, Non-Conductive

Corrosion is Silently Draining the Economy

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Apr 16, 2015 2:31:00 PM

Did you know corrosion is the third largest cost for Americans, only to be preceded by real estate and healthcare?  Why should this even be? Many applications could utilize corrosion resistant materials, saving the economy money and, more importantly, lives.

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Topics: FRP, Corrosion Resistant, Slip Resistant, Structural Shapes, Corrosion, Pultruded Grating, Low Maintenance, Long Service Life

Custom Hawaiian Railing – Perfect for Beach Environments

Posted by Paul Kane and Michael George on Mar 26, 2015 3:11:00 PM

Reconstructing a bridge in a coastal area comes with its own unique set of hurdles. With all of the rain, sun and salty air, corrosion is a significant problem. Kauai is the garden island with more annual rainfall than any other Hawaiian Island, further intensifying the risk of corrosion. When renovation began on a bridge in Kauai, the materials chosen needed special attention.

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Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Corrosion Resistant, Railing, Custom Railing, Dynarail, Guardrail, Marine

5 Reasons NOT to Buy FRP

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Mar 12, 2015 1:36:00 PM

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) can be used in a number of markets in a number of ways. It is recently gaining light because it is easy to work with and saves a great deal of money in the long run. While the decision to choose FRP may seem logical, let’s analyze some reasons you may NOT want to buy FRP.

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Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Safety, Corrosion Resistant, Rapid Installation, Long Service Life, Employee Safety

FRP Products that Excel in Wineries

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Dec 30, 2014 10:46:00 AM
In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits – such as costs savings and cleanliness – FRP has over traditional materials. Today, we are going to discuss FRP products and the applications in which they can be used.
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Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Food and Beverage, Corrosion Resistant, Winery, FGI-AM, Antimicrobial

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