ASHTABULA, OHIO (June 6, 3:55 p.m. ET) — Molded Fiber Glass Co. is playing a role in rebuilding of New York's World Trade Center.
The company's Independence-Kan.-based Construction Products unit has partnered with Ridgefield Park, N.J.-based Engineered Devices Corp. to supply various sizes of custom fiberglass columns for the World Trade Center.
These two-piece column forms are 48 and 60 inches in diameter and range from 1-8 feet tall, allowing architects and construction worker to make concrete columns of various heights.
Fiberglass forms were chosen instead of steel for cost savings and ease of use, according to MFG. Because they are lightweight, the column molds can easily be moved by hand from floor to floor.
The inside walls of the molds are coated with a gel that gives the finished concrete columns a smooth finish that needs no further work.
“This project was such a large part of history that the entire MFG Construction Products team was proud to be able to be participate in a small portion of the rebuild of Ground Zero,” said sales manager Joe Kusiak, in a news release.
To follow the World Trade Center construction, see www.911memorial.org/webcam.