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WHAT'S NEW WITH FRE® PRODUCTS

Expansion For Growth

Having achieved a very strong performance in 2005-06, FRE Composites is committed to pursuing strategic initiatives to further expand into new geographical territories and market segments. Its association with FRE Northeast ensures local availability of high quality products throughout the northeast region of the United States and is a clear demonstration of its commitment to distribution.

Its recent strategic alliance with PW Eagle ensures a strong market presence in the western 13 states of the U.S. as well. Now all distributors throughout this large territory can receive the advantage of high quality fiberglass elbows. Ensuring local product availability is again at the root of this initiative. Three stocking locations have been set up to serve the needs of our local distributors.

We will continue to increase our presence wherever it is needed, both in North America and worldwide. Product distribution is a key to our continued growth.

FRE® Connect

Our new website, FRE® Connect, is now on-line with features ranging from technical documentation to new business tools. More extensive than ever, this launches a series of initiatives to enhance the efficiency of our sales force and meet the ever changing needs of our customers.

This new functionality offers significant advantages to its registered members. This is the first step in our ongoing quest to answer the needs of our customers better and faster than our competition.

New standards

FRE Composites recently submitted three new RTRC standards for consideration by the NEMA TC14 Sub-Committee. They are:

Below Ground conduit:

This proposed standard includes new products for Encased Burial (EB) installations such as our 4" (102 mm), 4-1/2" (114 mm), 5" (127 mm) and 6" (152 mm) Thin Wall (TW) conduit system, as well as a new range of products for installations with heavier load requirements such as our 4" (102 mm), 4-1/2" (114 mm), 5" (127 mm) and 6" (152 mm) Heavy Wall (HW) conduit system. All of these new products will be available in both IPS and ID trade sizes.

Above Ground conduit:

This proposed standard includes revised requirements for conduit bodies and new Heavy Wall (HW) products for applications which can be more demanding.

Telecom Conduit:

This proposed standard defines the requirements for our eXtra heavy Wall (XW) conduit system which can be installed where subject to physical damage.

FRE Composites has also submitted a NEMA RTRC Expansion Fitting Guide which is currently under consideration. This new industry publication will offer technical information to all users of FRE® RTRC products.