Molded Fiber Glass Cos. is playing a role in rebuilding of New York's World Trade Center.
The company's Independence, Kan.-based MFG 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 workers 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,” sales manager Joe Kusiak said in a news release.
To follow World Trade Center construction, with aerial views of the site, see www.911memorial.orgwebcam.