With more than 18 years’ experience in the concrete industry, focusing on concrete materials and concrete pavements, Sherry collaborates with decision makers to provide competitive concrete paving alternatives and to improve long-term pavement performance. Using a consultative approach, she will work with you to provide the most optimized and competitive pavement alternative for each specific project. She has experience with all types of concrete pavement applications (including, full-depth concrete pavements, concrete overlays, optimized pavement design and roller compacted concrete pavements).
Bill has been with FORTA for 34 years and has been instrumental in the growth and success of FORTA-FERRO macro synthetic fibers. Bill and his team of fiber experts across the country are dedicated to providing a longer lasting concrete future.
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FORTA announced today that it has appointed Peter V. Ferris, the former President/COO of Dur-A-Flex, Inc., as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. The appointment coincides with John Lindh, FORTA’s current CEO, assuming the position of Chairman of the Board.
John Lindh said, “We are delighted to have Peter join the FORTA family. Peter has consistently demonstrated throughout his career the ability to build teams that achieve strong performance and growth. We welcome his business experience and leadership.” Additionally, Lindh said, “I look forward to continuing to support the growth and success of FORTA in my new role as Chairman of the Board.”
Ferris said, “FORTA is uniquely positioned to successfully grow in the global concrete and asphalt markets. I look forward to working with John and the FORTA team to further achieve the company’s commitment to excellence in innovation and customer service.”
FORTA, LLC, the leader in synthetic fibers that specializes in reinforcing concrete and asphalt, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Helix Steel, a leading, innovative manufacture of twisted steel micro reinforcement products used in a variety of concrete applications. Helix® Micro Rebar® will expand on FORTA’s commitment to offering customers a wide range of products to address specific project needs.
Peter Ferris, FORTA’s CEO said, “The acquisition of Helix Steel is highly strategic to FORTA, accelerating our global growth and leadership position in the concrete reinforcement market.” Lauren Camp, FORTA’s President added, “Helix has an incredible portfolio of intellectual property, including several patents and a robust new product development pipeline. The combination of FORTA synthetic fiber products and Helix twisted steel Micro Rebar products will provide customers a comprehensive solution for a broad range of concrete reinforcement needs.”
Luke Pinkerton, Helix Steel’s CEO and founder said “We are pleased to announce the transaction with FORTA. This will be a tremendous benefit for our customers and our employees. The combined design and field support organizations will be better positioned to provide innovative solutions for a diverse range of concrete applications.” Pinkerton continued “FORTA’s existing global footprint provides access for our existing 5-25 and 8-52 twisted steel Micro Rebar products into new international and domestic markets that would have otherwise taken us years to develop organically.”
Founded in 2003, based in Ann Arbor, MI, with production facilities in Grand Rapids, MI, Helix Steel is an ISO 9001-2015 certified manufacturer of micro reinforcement, including Helix 5-25 and 8-52 Micro Rebar. Helix has an extensive forward-looking IP portfolio, with over 12 existing patents and numerous provisional and pending patents. .