In the late 1950s United States Steel funded a research project at Carnegie Mellon University. The goal: find a way to use steel fibers to increase the overall strength of concrete.
The result: Fibercon steel fiber technology proven to increase crack stability, minimize crack propagation, improve impact and fatigue resistance as well as reduces joints.
Fibercon from US Steel
In 1980, the Mitchell family purchased Fibercon from US Steel. In 1981, the plant was moved to its present location in Evans City, PA. From that humble beginning, Fibercon International has emerged as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steel fiber reinforcement for the concrete construction and refractory industries.
In addition to manufacturing carbon steel and stainless steel fibers, the operations include continuing research and development of fiber technology to improve and expand the application of steel fibers. Fibercon’s research and development is continually refining its products and developing solutions to industry problems, both in the lab and in real-world conditions.
Our fibers are unlike any others out there. They save time and money, are easy to mix, place, finish and are safer for the environment. With decades of research to fortify its success, our fibers are proven to be more effective.
At Fibercon, we customize fibers to your specific application. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. We provide high-quality, strong fibers that prevent cracking and make concrete look perfect for years to come.