September 1, 2015
Long Island, New York – Super Stud Building Products, Inc. (SSBP) announced today they are celebrating their 40th Anniversary by supplying materials to Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) for construction of a single-family home for a Veteran in Manorville, Long Island, New York.
The nonprofit HFOT operates nationally to build specially adapted mortgage-free homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. The Long Island home is currently under construction, with anticipated completion this fall.
“When we reached the milestone of our 40th Anniversary,” says Ray Frobosilo, President of SSBP headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, “the Super Stud family looked for something meaningful to mark the occasion. We made an offer to HFOT to supply them with a state of the art category five structural system from our FRO MAR Home System, used on commercial and upscale residential buildings.”
“It is very rewarding to watch this come together,” says Ron Chase, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SSBP. “You know, a home is just the beginning of Veteran support. We hope that media buzz about the project will engage the local community in supporting our Veterans long-term. Increased interest should help to initiate and accelerate accessibility projects in both public and private spaces.”
Don Allen, Director of Engineering at Super Stud, was impressed by HFOT’s prioritization of design with respect to the needs of the user. “The failing of much design for accommodation is that it often assumes a single user who needs all possible accommodations at one time. The reality is a variety of needs in a wide array of users, but a home needs specificity. This is what excites me about the HFOT mission and how that affects their project decisions: I love that this home we have helped build has been specifically designed to meet the unique needs of a special individual.”
Allen added, “From an engineering perspective, we are especially proud of the FROMAR Home System. It is one that we developed, tested, and used to build many homes in the gulf area prior to Katrina. After the devastation caused by the hurricane, there was no damage to the FROMAR Home Systems. We’ve gone on to help rebuild in that area with this same system.”
Frobosilo added, “We are happy and proud to celebrate our anniversary by being a part of HFOT’s mission of building homes and rebuilding lives. Many of the people on my team have put in extra time on top of their regular duties at work to make this project happen. Super Stud eagerly anticipates the day HFOT delivers the key to a completed home to the Veteran for whom this house was designed.”
“We are pleased and proud to work with Super Stud to provide a fully accessible home to Marine Sergeant Luis Remache,” says HFOT’s Executive Director Bill Ivey. “Their assistance and generosity have saved us resources that we can use to build a specially adapted, mortgage-free home for another deserving Veteran.”
About Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
Super Stud building Products, Inc., located in Edison, New Jersey and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a leading manufacturer of steel framing components and accessories.
Long Island resident Ray Frobosilo, Founder and President, began working in the steel industry in 1963. He founded Super Stud in 1973. Since then, the company has grown from six employees to over 250 today who work in multiple facilities serving the entire East Coast and South.
In recent years, SSBP moved from Astoria, Queens, NY, to its current location in Edison, NJ. This facility encompasses 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space sitting on a twenty acre site. Today, the Hattiesburg, Mississippi facility serves the Southeast with multiple roll forming lines and specialty equipment for fabrication of the FRO MAR panel system. The Hattiesburg facility has 85,000 square feet of manufacturing on a 23 acre site.
“Our Edison facility,” explained VP Ron Chase, “houses state-of-the-art equipment for shearing, roll forming, slitting, stamping, and brake forming, including our metallurgical lab which is certified to the standards of ASTM International.”
“I believe our constant focus on design innovation has allowed Super Stud to expand its brand to markets across the country,” said Frobosilo. “One of our standout accomplishments is that we designed the first drywall metal stud product to truly put the safety of the framer first with a patented rolled edge to protect workers from potentially severe laceration.”
Looking back on the past 40 years of owning the company, Ray Frobosilo is proud to have built a company that is a recognized industry leader in product innovation while maintaining a “Customer First” attitude toward service. Frobosilo added, “It’s been a gratifying ride! We have been rewarded for our dedication to the construction industry with the success we are experiencing today.”
About Homes for our Troops: http://www.hfotusa.org
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its founding in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to HFOT has gone directly to program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
For more information:
Don Allen, P.E. / Director of Engineering, Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
732-662-6220 / email@example.com
Donna Kaiser / Technical Services Manager, Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
732-662-6217 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
2960 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837-3406
FRO MAR Structural Steel Panel Systems
3470 Rand Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080