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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

FORTA Donates fiber for Bowling Ball Competition

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Bowling Ball Competition 2020 FORTA has once again donated fibers to engineering students across the country participating in this year’s Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Bowling Ball Competition.  The competition will take place on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 during the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Convention in Rosemont/Chicago, IL. The FRC Bowling Ball Competition challenges […]

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See us at our next show – ACPA – Pennsylvania Chapter

American Concrete Pavement Association, Pennsylvania Chapter 22nd Annual Concrete Conference February 19-21 Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACPA will meet to discuss state of the art practices and innovations in concrete pavement technologies and other long term and cost-effective concrete solutions for the transportation infrastructure. Stop by Booth #21 for more information on how FORTA […]

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FORTA Donates to CIM Auction

CIM AUCTION SUPPORTS DEGREE PROGRAMS IN CONCRETE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT Since its start in 1999, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program has given students the skills and techniques needed in today’s ever-changing concrete construction industry. This first-of-its-kind program offers new concrete professionals extensive management skills developed specifically for the concrete industry while earning a four-year degree, […]

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FORTA Partners with ACPA to offer discounted registration for World of Concrete 2020

FORTA PARTNERS WITH ACPA FOR DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FORTA is proud to partner with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) to offer our customers a discounted registration rate when attending the 2020 World of Concrete.  This year’s event will be held February 4th-7th at Las Vegas Convention Center and features over a dozen contests, events and […]

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