DURAGRATE® Molded Grating Exclusively Made in the USA
Strongwell is excited to share two announcements about its DURAGRATE® Molded Grating product line:
1. All DURAGRATE® Molded Gratings are exclusively made in the U.S.A., in Strongwell’s Bristol, Virginia manufacturing facility. Buyers of DURAGRATE® can be confident they are getting material manufactured by Strongwell and never outsourced to an unknown manufacturer.
2. All DURAGRATE® Molded Grating has been tested in accordance with recently-released (and more stringent) performance standards for molded grating and Strongwell has published updated load data related to this testing.
Why Made in the U.S.A?
Molded grating is often seen as a commodity product. This approach has yielded a product that is sometimes a bit lower in price, but often of extremely poor quality, both visually and mechanically. Strongwell is proud to be known for producing only the highest quality pultruded fiberglass products, made in the U.S.A. It only made sense that DURAGRATE® Molded Grating be treated the same way - always made in the U.S.A. to the highest standard of quality and appearance.
Why the new standards?
The Fiberglass Grating Manufacturers Council (FGMC) recently released an FRP Composites Grating Manual containing mechanical property information and testing protocols for FRP grating and stair treads. The manual was designed to educate engineers, designers and end users and create a recognized standard for specifying FRP grating.
The standards set forth in the FGMC Composites Grating Manual raised the bar for how grating should be tested and what expectations specifiers of grating should have with regards to mechanical performance.
Strongwell recently completed testing on DURAGRATE® Molded Gratings and verified its 1" thick DURAGRATE® panels meet the mechanical properties of FGMC protocols. All DURAGRATE® panels greater than 1" thick exceed the mechanical properties of FGMC protocols. Simply put, when you buy DURAGRATE®, you’re buying the best.
See our full DURAGRATE® Molded Grating product brochure
DURAGRATE® Molded Fiberglass Grating is:
• Corrosion Resistant
• Easy To Fabricate
• Fire Retardant
• Impact Resistant
• Low in Maintenance
• Low in Conductivity
• Cost Effective
• Uniform in Appearance
• Bidirectional Load Bearing
• Easy To Install