Steel fiber specialist adds capacity as infrastructure market prospects grow

Sources: Helix Steel, Grand Rapids, Mich.; CP staff

Helix Steel is stepping up production of its namesake Twisted Steel Micro Rebar, citing higher sales fueled by a renewed focus on rebuilding tunnels, highways, bridges, dams and other critical infrastructure. Capacity expansion reaffirms what management calls a “commitment to continued ISO 9001:2015-certified American manufacturing, increasing jobs, and driving local economic development in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

“We are experiencing increased demand from owners, developers and general contractors due to the advantages Helix Steel brings to distribution and logistics centers, manufacturing facilities and large multifamily developments,” says Founder and Chief Technology Officer Luke Pinkerton. “The U.S. steel industry is rebounding, and with continued support for Buy America compliant solutions, Helix Steel will be able to deliver American innovation on the global stage.”

Amid reports of tunnel, bridge, dam and other critical structures’ failure, adds CEO Chris Doran, “Our goal is to change the conversation from how cheaply someone can build, to how it can be built to last. We challenge owners, architects, builders, designers and engineers to put more thought into how we build. Adding proactive concrete reinforcement technology to any project provides a longer lifespan and lower life-cycle cost.”

Helix Steel Micro Rebar imparts cracking resistance in concrete slabs and structures, and is the only product bearing an ISO 17065 evaluation report showing compliance with International Building Code and International Residential Code provisions for augmenting or replacing traditional reinforcing steel. —


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