Customer Testimonial: A Pleasant Surprise After Hurricane Irma

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Nov 30, 2017 1:51:56 PM

 

This year has shown us some of the most destructive hurricanes.  Our hearts have collectively broken for all those affected. 

People build communities. Communities build cities, and cities build people.  Unfortunately, rebuilding these cities is not going to happen overnight.  It will be a process, a very long process, but those cities and the communities will come back stronger than ever. 

We are so happy Tim Raftery shared his testimonial with us about how his deck built with Fibergrate Micro-Mesh® Molded Grating survived Hurricane Irma and made his overall rebuilding experience that much easier.

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Topics: FRP, Decking, Docks, Hurricane, Hurricane Destruction, Hurricane Irma, FRP Dock, FRP Decking

FRP Phenolic Grating in the Oil and Gas industry

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Nov 2, 2016 2:08:24 PM

One of the largest offshore oil platforms is currently being built, and it requires around 250,000 square feet of grating. Offshore oil platforms have a list of environmental factors that must be considered when selecting materials. The salty ocean air makes for an extremely corrosive environment. The slippery conditions cause their own unique set of safety concerns, and the risks of fires need to be kept in mind. While these are all important factors, perhaps the driving factor in deciding materials is the weight requirements.

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Topics: FRP, Pultruded Grating, oil and gas, phenolic grating

Building the World to Last by Building Trust

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Nov 2, 2016 2:07:22 PM

When deciding which company to contract for the fabrication and installation of grating on one of the largest offshore oil platforms that has ever been built, a customer realized he already knew the right choice.

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Topics: FRP, Pultruded Grating, Services, oil and gas, phenolic grating

An Easier Solution to Non-Magnetic MRI Flooring

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Jul 25, 2016 12:45:44 PM

As the medical industry quickly changes, the need to keep up with current technology becomes ever-present. A university in California recently accepted this challenge when renovating one of their medical research facilities, originally built in 1952.

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Topics: FRP, Non-Conductive, Electrically Non-Conductive Fencing, Non-Magnetic, MRI, Raised Flooring System

Finding Solutions in Innovative Materials

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Apr 29, 2016 2:06:47 PM

Assembly lines have come a long way since Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Each step has become more automated and efficient – requiring less human capital and providing a smaller margin of error.

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Topics: FRP, manufacturing

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

Who Knew Metal Was Bad for the Metals and Mining Industries?

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Nov 2, 2015 1:58:53 PM

The metals and mining industries are among the most dangerous industries in the United States. Steel foundries, iron foundries, and copper foundries are in the top ten industries with non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. (Kurtzleben, 2012). According to the National Safety Council, each lost workday costs almost $35,000 between worker compensation, loss in production, medical bills and other costs.

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Topics: FRP, Corrosion

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