23 June 2002
23 June 2002
Edge Structural Composites. of Richmond, California has formed a strategic alliance and partnership with The D.S. Brown Company of North Baltimore, Ohio.
D. S. Brown will be the primary distributor for Edge Structural Composites FiberBond FRP structural strengthening system for the Transportation Industry & other markets. ¡§We are very pleased to be partnered with a well established company of D.S. Brown¡¦s caliber,¡¨ says Edge Structural Composites President, Karl Gillette. ¡§They have an excellent reputation for quality, innovative engineering, and customer service.¡¨ Edge CEO Richard Martin adds - ¡§ D.S. Brown¡¦s experience and broad scope will bring both national and international exposure for, and attention to the Edge Structural Composites family of FRP strengthening products.¡¨
The D.S. Brown Company¡¦s president, Kirk Feuerbach, comments - ¡§We are looking forward to our partnership with Edge Structural Composites. Their extensive background in the automotive and boat racing industries brings an innovative look into the bridge FRP market. FiberBond„§ will play an integral role in our core product mix and also compliments our other seismic bridge product offerings. We believe that our sales, engineering, and field service capabilities coinciding with Edge¡¦s technical expertise, will establish us as a leader in the FRP marketplace.¡¨
Edge Structural Composites was founded to provide an alternative to ¡§off the shelf¡¦ strengthening systems. Our principles & team members all have successful backgrounds ranging from corporate & entrepreneurial business to engineering, construction & composite material design & handling. ESC, Inc. is devoted to being the leading composite retrofitting and strengthening company in the industry. The Company is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and processes using the most innovative technology that will advance and enhance public safety.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.