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    Sep 14, 2023

    Take A Hike—With FRP

    What activity is free burns 440 to 550 calories an hour and can reduce the risk of mental health problems by 50 percent? If this was a Jeopardy question and your response was hiking, you’d be correct. There are approximately 57.8...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, composite bridge, FRP Composites, frp bridge

    Sep 7, 2023

    Six Reasons FRP Delivers A Sustainable Bridge Solution

    Robert Wills, vice president of, the Construction Program for the American Iron and Steel Institute recently called attention to the critical need to repair or replace thousands of off-system bridges. He was talking about spans...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, vehicle bridges

    Aug 31, 2023

    Pultrusion and Creative: Going Strong for 50 Years

    They say time flies when you’re having fun. That must be why it’s so hard to believe that both pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Creative Composites Group (CCG) had their 50th birthday this year. The product and the...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, pultrusion

    May 12, 2023

    Ipe Wood is Out. What Are Some Hardwood Alternatives?

    Two of the most popular tropical hardwoods are now on the CITES Appendix II of the endangered species act. This is good news for Cumaru and Ipe trees, but it presents major pricing and availability challenges to the markets that...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, utility

    Apr 28, 2023

    ESG Week ‘23: Enduro Industrial Roofing Saves Energy Costs

    Hill & Smith PLC observes an annual ESG Week. Creative Composites Group is proud to contribute to overarching sustainability goals. This blog post is adapted from this Enduro case study.

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    Topics: FRP Composites

    Apr 27, 2023

    Sustainability Week – Community Spotlight

    Our parent company, Hill & Smith PLC is dedicated to creating sustainable infrastructure and safe transport through innovation. As such, they will participate in their second Sustainability Week April 24 to 28. 

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    Apr 20, 2023

    CCG Restoration Stories: Rocks Village Bridge

    Shortly after the American Revolution ended, in 1794, the first bridge at Swett’s Ferry across the Merrimack River was built. The wooden bridge allowed Bay Staters a simpler alternative to a ferry crossing and its 30-foot draw...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, vehicle bridges

    Apr 6, 2023

    FRP: No Hazmat Suits or Masks Needed

    Speaking with line workers, I’ve heard concerns that Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) utility poles present more health hazards than wood poles. The presumption is that the fibrous glass dust produced when cutting a synthetic pole...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, utility

    Mar 30, 2023

    FRP Composites Go To Washington

    In February, Creative Composites Group had the unique opportunity to tell Members of Congress and agency leadership a compelling story about the flexibility, sustainability and resiliency of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)...

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    Topics: FRP Composites

    Mar 2, 2023

    CCG A Headliner At ACMA's Upcoming Infrastructure Technology Days

    Creative Composites Group (CCG) has helped to spearhead the adoption of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) for applications across the board. These pioneering inroads have established CCG as an innovation leader in infrastructure...

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    Topics: FRP Composites