November 18, 2021

    FRP Gets The “All Clear” Signal From The Mass Transit Industry – A Case Study

    As part of the MBTA’s capital plan, the Silver Line 3 through Chelsea, Massachusetts saw major improvements. In 2019, we were tapped to install an FRP three level switchback ramp at Chelsea’s Bellingham Square Station. The new...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP Composites

    November 10, 2021

    FRP Delivers Knockout Blow To Conventional Materials For Waterfront Structures

    The 1954 film “On The Waterfront” won eight academy awards for its gritty portrayal of union corruption on the docks. The movie also chronicled the redemption of ex-prize fighter Terry Malloy played by Marlon Brando who...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    October 29, 2021

    Lower Lifetime Costs with FRP Fabricated Structures

    Structures fabricated from FRP composites provide lower lifetime costs. Traditionally, engineers design a structural project using materials such as wood, steel, or aluminum. While these materials meet performance and safety...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, structural fabrication

    September 09, 2021

    Infrastructure Funding Looks Promising for All: Including FRP Composites

    Like most of the country, those of us who have dedicated ourselves to improving our nation’s infrastructure were pleased to see the bipartisan infrastructure bill [Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act] pass the Senate last...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, FRP Composites, FRP

    September 02, 2021

    Hurricanes are another example of why durable FRP products are the future

    During hurricane season, cooling towers for HVAC are at risk. Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause major damage to facilities. This type of damage can be costly to the cooling towers and related equipment and the potential...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, FRP, Cooling Towers

    August 26, 2021

    Celebrating a Special Composites Day and Week

    Three years ago, the composites industry joined the trend of setting aside special days to celebrate people and events. National Composites Week was established during the last week in August to highlight how fiber reinforced...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, FRP Composites

    August 05, 2021

    The Magic of FRP Seamless Slides for Your RV

    In the 2005 film “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire,” Arthur Weasley borrowed a tent from a co-worker to spend the weekend with his family at campgrounds located near the 1994 Quidditch World Cup games. Little more than...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, FRP, RV, RV Slides

    July 29, 2021

    Resiliency: Where FRP Composites Contribute Greatly

    Unscathed FRP utility pole after a hurricane

    Resiliency is one of the most used words these days. This is due to many reasons, including recognition that we need longer-lasting infrastructure and the extreme weather pushing...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, FRP, Resiliency

    June 30, 2021

    Look Behind the Label

    There is nothing more rewarding than when a customer dominates the competition because a newer technology took their product or system beyond its intended capacity or capability. More often than not, it is a key component or...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, custom molding and OEM products, Crane outrigger pads

    June 25, 2021

    FRP vs. Fiberglass

    Some industry professionals use the terms “fiberglass” and “fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)” interchangeably.  However, there is technically a difference as the two can refer to distinct products.  Below, we highlight what...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Fiberglass