Barnsco - Dallas New Distributor of GatorBar™

Ahmeek, MI – February 24, 2017 – Neuvokas Corporation welcomes Barnsco as a stocking distributor   “As a distributor, Barnsco will provide stocking service to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex area and Austin,” said Neuvokas Chief Executive Officer, Erik Kiilunen. “With their extensive Texas reach and industry leading service, Barnsco will bring incredible value to our efforts.”

“Barnsco has always taken the lead with new and innovative products. With the price of steel rising and the cost of FRP falling, I think the next few years will prove to be the beginning of a transition in the way concrete is reinforced, and we aim to be in the lead,” said Barnsco President, Jeff Barnes.

About Neuvokas Corporation. Neuvokas Corporation is an Ahmeek, MI based company, founded in 2013, that manufactures and distributes basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) rebar. Distributed under the GatorBar brand Neuvokas’ BFRP is stronger, seven times lighter than steel, is non-corrosive and is price equivalent to its’ domestically produced steel counterpart.

About Barnsco. Beginning in 1984, Barnsco has been supplying concrete contractors with quality construction materials. Barnsco Texas also specializes in equipment sales and rental. They are dedicated to earning customer loyalty by providing superior service as well as providing quality lines of construction materials. Barnsco’s core value is to treat their customers above the industry standard by providing them with attentive, courteous service in a timely manner.  Barnsco has Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin showrooms and warehouses.

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Rob Swanson

Owner, ICS Inc

Just sending out a quick note about the GatorBar.

The guys love it, they were already saying 40% labor savings on the first day, and by the end of that week they didn’t want to ever see steel on our flat work jobs again. My guys have been working with steel for 15+ years and the acceptance of GatorBar started within minutes, and as we know change comes hard in this industry.

Just landed a 30,000 sq. ft. job with 1 ft. OC #4 bar and the General Contractor signed off on using GatorBar instead. The guys were extra happy!!! as that would have been a back breaking event for sure.

For any company that ties up a lot of bar or a little it’s a NO BRAINER even if steel comes back down in $$$ we won’t go back to steel for our flat work.

Thanks for all your help, and keep cranking out that GatorBar.

Rob Swanson ICS INC.