Fulcrum Composites Inc, is a Midland, Michigan-based company dedicated to developing new architectural and building products and bringing them to market. Our sandwich panel products were developed to make things easier for drywall contractors, general contractors and architects/project managers. We offer products that allow curved features in drywall and curved architectural elements that would be difficult to fabricate in any other way. Our aim is always to make life better for our customers.
We could tell you about ourselves, post head shots, talk about our pets and hobbies but you don’t care about any of that. Construction is a hard job, whichever end of the food chain you are at. You don’t need to know about us. You need to know what we do for you. Two words drive us – speed and quality.
Installation time is a key driver for us. We know that any experienced drywaller can bend drywall. They learn the tips and tricks as they serve their time – wetting, draping, scoring, doubling up 1/4″ ‘bendy’, close stud spacing etc. But all these things eat up time. Prefabricated curves save time. Saving site time saves money. It’s that simple. For drywall installers, faster installation gets you and your people off the current job and onto the next one sooner which means more jobs done and more $ in your pocket. General contractors know that the faster your drywall sub gets in and out the faster the next trade can start and the more likely you are to bring the project home on time. For architects and project managers, the faster everybody gets done, the happier your client will be.
But speed is no use without quality. All the tricks to bend drywall cost time but equally importantly, they are sources of inconsistency. Each crew does things a little differently and every time you bend drywall it behaves a little differently. The differences can often be seen in the finished job. (And by the way, if you were hanging my house I would hate the idea that you were wetting down drywall. It takes days for drywall to fully dry out, so the chances are it may not be fully dry before the space is enclosed. Wet drywall in an enclosed space with no airflow is the fastest way I know to grow mold.) With prefabricated sections you get a perfect and perfectly consistent outcome every time. That means fewer call-backs, better quality, happier customers. Whichever end of the food chain you are at quality and consistency are your friend.