DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibergrate Composite Structures Inc., the inventor of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) molded grating, will mark its 50th anniversary in September. The company was founded by William C. Coonrod after he created the first fiberglass molded grating panel in his Dallas garage.
To celebrate the 50-year milestone, Fibergrate will host events for employees at its Dallas headquarters, as well as its two manufacturing facilities in Stephenville, Texas, and Querétaro, Mexico. The globally recognized brand works with clients around the world with sales and service offices on six continents. Fibergrate has more than 300 employees worldwide, including many who have been with the company since the 1970s.
At the three events, Fibergrate will commemorate the company's history and reveal the company's new tagline to employees, leading them into the next 50 years.
"I thank each and every one of our valuable employees for continuing to innovate and advance Fibergrate's international footprint," said President Eric Breiner. "While we're proud to be a global manufacturer, we find the greatest achievement is our commitment to provide personalized service with local teams who work closely with our clients on projects from beginning to end."
With a history of constant innovation, Fibergrate has expanded its selection of FRP products to provide high-performance, cost-effective engineered solutions, including custom creations, to a variety of industries ranging from architecture and food & beverage to transportation and oil & gas. Fibergrate has provided solutions for Coca-Cola, Shell, NASA, Disney, Kiewit Corporation, Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, General Dynamics and more. Key applications include slip resistant molded and pultruded grating for flooring, stair treads, safety railings and structural components for platforms.
FRP products are typically used in place of traditional materials due to their impressive longevity. They offer a longer, lower life cycle cost and are low maintenance, corrosion and slip-resistant, and electrically and thermally non-conductive.
Fibergrate consistently exceeds safety and regulatory standards, earning industry certifications and approvals for its facilities and many of its products. Its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for following strict requirements for customer expectations and quality management.