Not ready to try GatorBar? Read this.

With steel prices climbing, there couldn’t be a better time to give GatorBar a try on your next concrete project. Because I know you won’t take it from me, I’m bringing in some back up on this one. The following testimonial came after Steve had a great call with our friend Rob at ICS, Inc in North Dakota. So good that Steve had to ask, “Can I have you put that in an email?” 


Hey Steve,

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 Gator bar 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.

Bismarck, ND

Download official letter here.


Concrete pour with GatorBarConcrete pour with GatorBar by ICS, Inc


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Insulated Concrete Structures, better known as ICS, Inc., serves North Dakota and the Upper Midwest. They specialize in ICF construction as well as concrete flat work, excavation/water/sewer, and project management. Visit to learn more!


Randy Oja

MJO Contracting

I wanted to drop a line and comment on your GatorBar product. This is the second project we’ve used it on and the first one that we used a power rake with. We placed the bar 18” OCBW and chaired it to 2 1/2” for a 5” slab. The GatorBar worked well, in particular we noticed how it rebounded back to the center of the slab after we drove over it, with steel rebar the rebar would often end up bent and left at the bottom of the slab, where it does nothing for crack control. Also, the labor savings on rebar placement was significant and I know the crew appreciated not having to wrestle with the heavy steel. We look forward to using it again on future projects.