NEx to Collaborate with Canadian-based Rebar Manufacturer

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, announces MST Rebar Inc. as a new Bronze Supporting Member. The organizations will work together to help drive NEx’s mission to collaborate globally on the use of nonmetallic building materials driving research, education, awareness, and adoption. MST Rebar Inc. will join Sustaining Members Aramco and ACI, and Gold Supporting Member ExxonMobil, to support NEx in achieving its mission.

MST Rebar Inc., formally B&B FRP Manufacturing Inc., is the manufacturer of MST Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company has over 50 years of experience in the fiberglass industry with experienced engineers on staff specializing in chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering. MST Rebar Inc. uses cutting edge technology to produce the highest grade of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) rebar in the world.

“MST-BAR is the best solution to combat corrosion while also helping the environment,” said MST Rebar Inc. CEO Borna Hajimiragha. “It is manufactured with an extremely environmentally friendly process, and a very low carbon footprint. Our vision to provide a sustainable and reliable solution to help reduce CO2 emissions goes hand in hand with NEx’s initiatives.”

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, is a catalyst for global collaboration on the use of nonmetallic building and construction materials in areas of education, awareness, research, standards development, and adoption. NEx looks to draw additional partners from leading government agencies, technical societies, standard bodies, and manufacturers. To learn more about how NEx is advancing nonmetallics and to get involved, visit

About NEx

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, was established in 2021 by the American Concrete Institute with Aramco as its founding member.   The Center, based at ACI World Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, accelerates the use of nonmetallic materials and products in construction, leveraging ACI’s role as a world-leading authority and resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials. The Center’s membership is open to government agencies, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, manufacturers, and contractors. To learn more, visit


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