November 23, 2021

    Pause & Reflect – It’s Thanksgiving

    A pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg on October 3, 1863, prompted President Abraham Lincoln to write the proclamation that set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. He named November 26, 1863, as an...

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    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

    October 22, 2021

    Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit Reflection

    Last month, the Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit held its biennial event in Erie, Pennsylvania, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Erie County, Erie County Conservation...

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

    October 13, 2021

    C is for Capabilities

    A lot of companies are quick to talk about their capabilities. The word is routinely used to describe a company’s products and procedures. But there’s another way to look at it. The word “capabilities” can also mean a...

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    Topics: FRP, design capabilities, engineering capabilities

    October 06, 2021

    Planned Savings: FRP For Infrastructure - The Right Choice

    Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material is poised to build better infrastructure and put cash back in the pockets of state agencies and private owners as soon as Congress passes the bipartisan infrastructure bill. On...

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    Topics: infrastructure report card, infrastructure bill, FRP

    September 30, 2021

    Futuristic FRP Products Showcase Storm and Fire Resiliency at The Utility Expo

    At more than 1.4 million square feet, the Utility Expo is one of the largest trade shows to feature the latest utility technology and products. On this enormous stage, composites continue to show visitors and experts alike...

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    Topics: FRP, utilities, utility poles, fire sleeve

    September 24, 2021

    Beat The Heat With FRP Utility Poles And Fire Sleeves

    CNBC recently reported that grid operators in the Western U.S. are struggling to keep operations running smoothly in the face of wildfires and drought. On August 31, 2021, the U.S. Drought Monitor recorded moderate to severe...

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    Topics: FRP, utilities, utility poles, fire sleeve

    September 16, 2021

    Custom FRP Bridges Are Our Specialty

    Pedestrian bridges play an important role in helping those who walk across them reach their destination – including children on their way to school in Narragansett, Rhode Island. So when a company reached out to us looking for...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures