FIberglass Rebar History -US

FRP Fiberglass Rebar is the "Hybrid" concrete reinforcement noted for its high tensile strength, light weight , Non-Corrosive, & Non-Conductive properties. KODIAK Fiberglass rebar was the first structurally viable Fiberglass rebar developed & produced in the United States. 1982, Leroy applied his extensive knowledge in structural plastics & years of experience in the field of plastics pultrusion moved with the idea of industry change for infrastructure sustainability. 1984 Leroy Heston stepped forth with Kodiak Fiberglass Rebar, as the most effective solution to the US’s crumbling bridge infrastructure. Over time, salts used to de-ice bridges slowly penetrate bridge concrete to its steel reinforcement. When chlorides chemically react to steel rebar, rust is formed expanding as it reacts. The expansion of rust exerts tremendous internal pressure from the inside of the concrete structure eventually causing the concrete to crack, ultimately causing structural failure shortening the working life of the structure.

The Original Fiberglass FRP rebar in which testing & application standards as used in ACI440 were set. The Mckinleyville Bride of Buffalo Creel was first vehicular bridge in the U.S. using only GFRP concrete reinforcement (WV Mckinleyville bridge 1996) for the U.S. Federal Highway Department with The University Of West Virginia's Dr. Hota GangaRao.

Kodiak Rebar, Used for the First FRP Reinforced Bridge in U.S. History
(Mckinleyville Bridge over Buffalo Creek, West Virginia 1996)

Mckinleyville Bridge -Kodiak FRP Rebar

Sustainable Building is Green Building

Use of advanced materials in design is the key to building green...Sustainable Building!

There is not a legitimate argument in the facts. Infrastructure development using Kodiak FRP rebar is the most economical option. Anything less is recklessly short sighted cost analysis projection. Ignoring service life cost projections is a display of defiance to fiscal logic, an adolescent mentality that we just cant afford as a society in progress. Kodiak GFRP reinforcement cost is fractionally higher on front end budget calculation. Analyzation of cost to service life savings when accounted, convert to an astronomical fiscal return on program investment.
Too often, critical working life cost analysis is dismissed or minimized carelessly with short sighted budget politics over-ruling or ignoring the best interests of the peoples national infrastructure longevity & sustainability. Save a buck today & kick the can, spend 5 times as much next time to demolish & rebuilt again, and Again &... Again.

Now is the time for responsible planning. Its time to scrutinize service life projections critical to long term value engineering with use of high quality, efficient materials for the infrastructure of our country, our home.

Kodiak FRP Rebar