Strongwell Corporation Partners with Economic Development Authority

Handicap-Ramp---Arts-Center-5-21-13-005wp(Chatfield, MN)  Strongwell Corporation recently partnered with the Chatfield Economic Development Authority to develop, build and install an ADA-compliant handicap access ramp for the Chatfield Center for the Arts. Located at the historic 1916 and Potter Auditorium Buildings, this ramp is one of many changes taking place as the area is being transformed into a modern, sustainable, regional destination for the arts.

The 5’ x 20’ ramp was built using Strongwell-manufactured fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, prefabricated at Strongwell’s Chatfield location, and then sent to the install site at the northwest entrance to the Chatfield Center for the Arts building. Mike Tuohy, a member of the Center for the Arts Advisory Board, arranged site preparation and along with Strongwell personnel, supervised the final installation of the donated structure.

Strongwell-Chatfield’s General Manager, Mike Jaszewski, said that, “Strongwell is proud to be a part of a community-wide effort to create an arts center with regional influence and continues to support the Chatfield community in its efforts.”Handicap-Ramp---Arts-Center-5-21-13-010wp

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Headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, Strongwell is the world’s leading and largest pultruder of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The company has pultrusion manufacturing facilities in Bristol, VA, Washington County, VA and Chatfield, MN. Strongwell is a financially strong, privately-held company, producing products including structural shapes, grating, handrail, structural building panels, decking systems, composite armor, ladder rail, and many OEM products for its diverse customer base.