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FORTA Gives Back: Relay For Life

FORTA Corporation sponsored a team at the Grove City Relay for Life that took place July 28-29, 2017 in Memorial Park, Grove City, PA. FORTA’s sponsored team, “Lovett’s Striking Out Cancer”, was created in memory of Jeff Lovett, FORTA Corporation’s previous Director of Operations, who lost his battle with cancer in 2015. The Grove City [...]

FORTA Gives Back: Relay For Life 2017-08-07T09:42:04+00:00

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. [...]

Reinforcing a Green Future 2017-06-02T08:47:11+00:00

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 [...]

FRC Pavements Technical Report 2017-03-29T21:08:57+00:00

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, [...]

Inside Sales/Customer Service Opening 2017-03-29T21:09:38+00:00

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 [...]

2016 Concrete Canoe Competition 2017-03-29T21:11:35+00:00

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 Stealth WIns 2015 Innovative Fiber Project of the Year Award 2017-03-29T21:14:37+00:00

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 [...]

The Safe Way Is the Only Way 2017-03-29T21:15:14+00:00

FORTA’s 4-C’s of Fiber Formula (say that 10 times fast)

 The 4 C's of fibers – Configuration, Chemistry, Contents, and Correct length  Configuration The most important criterion is the fiber configuration. Common sense would suggest that something deformed or irregular in shape will anchor much better than something straight and smooth. A thin, smooth finishing nail doesn't hold like a heavy lag bolt. For the [...]

FORTA’s 4-C’s of Fiber Formula (say that 10 times fast) 2017-03-29T21:15:23+00:00

Pervious Parking Lot Project

Another job well done using FORTA® fiber in pervious concrete: The project involved covering over 100,000 sq ft of paving and requiring over 9,000 lbs of the 2 ¼” FERRO-GREEN® pervious macro fiber.  There were many interesting facets to the project aside from the use of fiber – a specially-altered laser-guided screed to accommodate the lay [...]

Pervious Parking Lot Project 2017-03-29T21:15:31+00:00