History and Milestones

2015 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announces the addition of a FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing Line at its Clarke County Alabama facility.  FlameBlock will be manufactured under a Technology License Agreement with the use of Pyrotite® Technology (See News)
2015 Filed for and received a provisional patent for the process of using Pyrotite® to treat I-Joists.
2013 Overseas Licensing Agreement with Kronospan for the manufacture and distribution of Pyrotite® products in the European Union and Russia (See News)
2011 Ratification of Three-Year Supply Agreement with LP® Building Products (See News)
2010 Barrier signs exclusive supply agreement with LP® Building Products  for private label fire-rated product marketed as LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing (See news)
2006
First commercial production from new manufacturing line. Fully operational – June 2006. (See news)
2006
Filed for and received “patent pending” status on new manufacturing line process. Major step in enabling new licensing opportunities. (See news)
2005
Received International Code Congress report, ICC-ESR 1365. Expanded territory to include entire region west of Mississippi. (See news)
2004
Groundbreaking of new automated manufacturing line, estimated at 2.8 million. Projections to double current capacity to 40 million square feet. (See news)
2004
Barrier announces acquisition of Pyrotite fire resistant technology, dramatically expanding business potential in new markets, applications, and through licensing
2003
Barrier establishes sales agreement with Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. to sell Blazeguard® into the commercial modular building market
(See news: August 5, 2003 and June 19, 2003)
2003
Blazeguard® passes rigorous fire and wind tests that qualify it for a UL listing and sales into the commercial modular building market for roof deck applications
2000 - 2003
Blazeguard® is sold to end users such as Centex, Lennar, KB Home, and D.R. Horton, and establishes Stock Building Supply as a new distributor
1999 - 2000
Barrier advances marketing and sales activities targeting the U.S. east and southeast, establishing Lowe's Companies as a distributor
1998
Blazeguard® (one-step product) again passes fire tests and relevant building code evaluations
1997 - 1998
Barrier moves manufacturing to Watkins , MN to new plant. Purchases new one-step mixing, spray and kiln equipment for the Blazeguard® manufacturing process
1993 - 1996
Barrier moves manufacturing and production plant to Harrisburg , PA and advances manufacturing from two-step to one-step coating process
1995
Dr. Mike Huddy moves from Weyerhaeuser Blazeguard® development team to become CEO of Barrier USA
1992
Barrier buys rights to Blazeguard® from Weyerhaeuser
1991
Popular Science awards Barrier and Weyerhaeuser an Excellence Award for Home Technology for Blazeguard®
1991
Blazeguard® registered and passes fire test
1991
Barrier and Weyerhaeuser sign a five-year exclusive purchase agreement under which Barrier supplies Pyrotite laminate sheets from Vancouver manufacturing plant to Weyerhaeuser
1990
Barrier and Weyerhaeuser work on FRT plywood alternative
1988
Contracted by American Plywood Association to develop alternative to fire retardant treated ( FRT ) plywood
1987
Completes $2M IPO and begins fire rated sheathing R&D utilizing Pyrotite
1986
Barrier acquires rights to manufacture and market Pyrotite products in Canada



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