Blog 2017-06-02T08:49:24+00:00
206, 2017

Reinforcing a Green Future

FORTA Corporation has been a part of a variety of projects around the country that have been LEED® certified and conscious in their goals to contribute positively to the environment. Each project’s use of materials was taken into account, leading to efficient and cost effective green building materials and careful conservation of water and energy. FORTA’s help in constructing and reinforcing concrete in these environmentally friendly projects leads to the overall goal of "reinforcing a [...]

2303, 2017

FORTA Gives Back – Donates to Concrete Canoe Competitions

It’s that time of year again! The concrete canoe season has begun and engineering students across the country are readying their competition canoe designs for the upcoming 2017 regional student competitions. Eighteen American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Conferences are held every spring around the country, each including a business meeting, professional/technical presentations, competitions (surveying, technical paper presentations, concrete canoe competition, steel bridge), social activities and an awards banquet. The National Concrete Canoe Competition, [...]

1708, 2016

FRC Pavements Technical Report

Report done by: Dan Biddle Introduction At a time when the U.S. infrastructure continues to deteriorate, and construction and maintenance budgets remain underfunded, it becomes even more imperative that highways and pavements achieve longer life and increased durability. While the basic design and available construction materials for Portland cement concrete pavements have remained essentially the same for decades, the traffic and weight loads on today’s pavements have continued to multiply. As a result, corporate owners, [...]

2007, 2016

Inside Sales/Customer Service Opening

Forta Corporation is looking for a talented, detail oriented, competitive Inside Sales Representative that thrives in a quick sales cycle environment.  The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious customer service and revenue growth objectives. You must be comfortable making dozens of calls per day, working with sales partners, generating interest, qualifying prospects.   Responsibilities Source new sales opportunities through inbound calls and outbound cold calls and emails Understand customer needs [...]

1706, 2016

2016 Concrete Canoe Competition

The 22nd Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition was held on May 13-15, 2016, at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. The competition is a three-day event that hosts teams from all different academic backgrounds. This competition is unique because students are given the chance to design, build, and actually compete in the canoe they create. This is a positive experience for the students because they must use skills they have learned in the classroom and combine [...]

2302, 2016

Project Stealth WIns 2015 Innovative Fiber Project of the Year Award

The Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association’s (FRCA) yearly Innovative Fiber Project of the Year (IFPY) award acknowledges and highlights innovative and unique projects that expose and advance the use of fiber-reinforced concrete throughout the U.S. market. This award takes all types of applications into consideration, such as shotcrete, precast, decorative, pervious or slab-on-ground.   The Stealth project submitted by FORTA’s® Regional Sales Manager, Tom Baggett, was awarded the 2015 IFPY award at the FRCA meeting during [...]

2909, 2015

The Safe Way Is the Only Way

The Safe Way Is the Fiber Way: An area of concern for contractors when working on composite steel floor decks is the safety of their workers. Many contractors tell stories of their workers catching their boots on the wire mesh fabric, falling and injuring themselves.  This can lead to costly workers compensation claims for the employer.   Also, there is the added cost of storing the wire mesh fabric on the job-site, as well as [...]

2608, 2015

No Breaking Your Mother’s Back On This Sidewalk!

THE BACKGROUND: FORTA Corporation, founded in 1978, spent the first 15 years in business focused on using low dosages (1.0 to 3.0 lbs./cu yd) of synthetic fibers to control concrete cracking caused by the effects of plastic shrinkage.  Yet during that time, the goal was always to refine the fiber characteristics that would allow for much higher dosages and therefore lead to performance improvements in many areas – all while remaining user-friendly in the field.  [...]

1408, 2015

Fiber Myths: BUSTED! – Part 2

Myth: Sand- or shot-blasting fiber concrete will reveal more fiber and therefore impede surface bonding agents.     ...PART 2   Answer: The synthetic fibers are strong and tough, but certainly not tough enough to withstand the abrasive forces of sand-blasting or grinding, and would be quickly removed from the concrete skin, possibly leaving extremely small fiber ends at or near the surface. We have used micro and macro fibers for over 30 years in concrete [...]