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Building a Greener Future

Sustainable Concrete with FORTA-FERRO® Transparency in Environmental Impact Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are becoming essential tools in the construction industry for assessing and communicating the environmental impact of materials, including concrete. EPDs provide comprehensive information about the life cycle of a product, from raw material extraction to manufacturing, transportation, and end-of-life considerations. By using concrete […]

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FORTA Expands Product Line

FORTA Acquires helix steel, llc Acquisition enhances FORTA’s product portfolio in concrete reinforcement technology FORTA, LLC, the leader in synthetic fibers that specializes in reinforcing concrete and asphalt, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Helix Steel, a leading, innovative manufacture of twisted steel micro reinforcement products used in a variety of […]

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FORTA Welcomes New CEO

FORTA Appoints Peter Ferris as CEO John Lindh named chairman of the board FORTA announced today that it has appointed Peter V. Ferris, the former President/COO of Dur-A-Flex, Inc., as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. The appointment coincides with John Lindh, FORTA’s current CEO, assuming the position of Chairman of the Board. “We […]

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EPDs – Transparency in Sustainability

The construction industry, and more generally the world, is transitioning toward a more sustainable future. As concrete is among the world’s most consumed material, creating a way to focus and quantify sustainability measures has become the focus of governing bodies.

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Here’s the key to ditching the steel

The costs associated with steel are skyrocketing. Not to mention the use of traditional steel reinforcements in slab-on-ground and slab-on-deck applications can come with a list of safety issues. This leaves contractors looking for more efficient means of concrete reinforcement. Use of a synthetic fiber reinforcement allows for significant safety improvements, while also decreasing labor and […]

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The Rise of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Overlays

The Situation Drivers are well aware of the declining condition of the streets, highways, parking lots, and pavements in the United States. Taxpayers are also painfully aware of the limited transportation funds available to correct these deteriorated pavements. Totally new pavements are usually not possible or affordable in today’s transportation climate. Therefore, rehabilitation of existing […]

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Thank you for “40 Years of Fiber”

FORTA announces the retirement of Daniel Biddle FORTA would like to announce the retirement of Daniel Biddle, Vice President of Sales. Dan has been a staple in not only the concrete industry, but also our hearts for the past 40 years. His impact on the use of fiber reinforcement in the industry is legendary and […]

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FORTA Reinforces Permeable Concrete Vessels

This research project, which first began in 2017, aims to clean and preserve local water reservoirs. For example, in some shallow waterways nitrogen and phosphorus can leach into the reservoirs resulting in an annual bloom of toxic algae.  An Ohio State University research team aims to combat this algae bloom by creating Artificial Floating Islands (AFIs) […]

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Permeable Concrete Vessels