April 19, 2022

    In This Transformed Market, Buyer Beware

    Founding father Benjamin Franklin once wrote the famous phrase, “But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Never, never, never would I have ever expected what has occurred in the past two...

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    Topics: FRP Composites

    April 13, 2022

    ‘Penta’ Loses Registration, FRP a Strong Wood Alternative

    Wood treatment facilities using pentachlorophenol – commonly referred to as “penta” – have until February 2027 to use penta on their products, while penta manufacturers must cease penta production by February 2024.

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    Topics: FRP Composites, utility poles, utility

    March 22, 2022

    Need High Volume & Cost Efficiency? Try Transonite!

    American businesswoman Martha Stewart parlayed her passion for cooking, gardening, decorating and cleaning into a $400 million business empire that has made her a household name worldwide. Her motto is "the right tool for the...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, transonite

    March 02, 2022

    FRP Composites vs. Steel: Why Composites Come Out On Top

    English writer Eustace Budgell wrote, “Imitation is a kind of artless flattery,” in a 1714 edition of the newspaper The Spectator. The proverb didn’t gain popularity until the 19th century when Charles Caleb Colton wrote,...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, infrastructure bill, ACMA

    February 23, 2022

    Reflecting on OPRA 2022

    From February 6th-8th, the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) held its yearly conference and trade show at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. There were more than 70 educational sessions with the trade show this...

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    February 11, 2022

    How FRP Is Making Ferry Rides Smoother

    For a growing percentage of commuters, commuting by ferry is dependable to get between points a and b - Ferry operators who transport passengers and vehicles across rivers, bays and ports all across the United States know it. In...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    February 04, 2022

    Bridge Spotlight: Mill Cove Creek

    Coming into 2022, we want to spotlight more of our composite bridges. I want to share the stories of bridge-building, the impact of these bridges in their communities, and how we work with customers. This month we are looking at...

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    Topics: trails, pedestrian bridges, trail bridges, bridge design

    January 28, 2022

    Can the AEC Industry Find Labor to Meet Funding Boom?

    The newly passed H.R. 3684, known as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), allocates an unprecedented $1.2 trillion between 2022 and 2026 to revitalize America’s infrastructure. This is outstanding news for the...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, infrastructure bill

    January 21, 2022

    New Infrastructure Bill Pumps Major Dollars to Prepared AECs

    The last few years have been hard on some segments of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Shut-downs, work-from-home and minimal travel have hobbled construction projects. Other market segments, like...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, utilities, power infrastructure

    January 13, 2022

    Building Better Pathways with Cantilever Sidewalks!

    Clinton Township, a community northeast of Detroit, is proud of its network of pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths. Connecting the Civic Center area trails on the west side of the river to the trails near George George Park on...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, FRP Composites