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812 Marion Avenue Ellwood City, PA 16117     
Phone: 724.758.0123 Fax: 724.758.0155     
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History of Business

Lite Fibers, LLC was formed in July, 2005 to exclusively manufacture and market coated fiber glass using the Hercuflex® trade name. Hercuflex® is a well established product line that has been used extensively by global customers for more than 20 years.

Hercuflex® was a trade name and product owned by PPG Industries, Inc. PPG was a leading supplier of fiber glass reinforcements for fiber optics and drop wire cable applications. Fiber glass with specialized coatings is used by cable manufacturers to reinforce copper telecommunication cables for the tensile loads required by aerial installations. Fiber glass with similar coatings is used by manufacturers of fiber optic cable to provide the protection and tensile strength required for both aerial and under-ground applications. Reinforcements for the telecommunication industry have been marketed by PPG under the trade name Hercuflex® since 1987. Hercuflex® was sold to Bob and Peggy Rau in April 2006.

Lite Fibers was certified in December 2006 as A WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

Bob Rau had over 30 years of engineering, production and product development experience with PPG Industries, Inc. He holds 9 US patents with 3 patents pending in product, process and chemistry. He worked the last 17 years in the Fiber Glass Research and Development group developing new products and manufacturing processes. His final years with PPG included managing the R&D technical support for the Hercuflex® product line. Peggy also has over 30 years experience in office management, finance, warehousing, and purchasing for county government and both large and small businesses. We are very fortunate that we work great together and we complement each other with what we know and how we approach our business.

Lite Fibers is located 40 miles North West of Pittsburgh, PA., between Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, in the town of Ellwood City, PA. We may be contacted by Phone: 724.758.0123, Fax: 724.758.0155 or e-mail: peggyrau@litefibers.com and bobrau@litefibers.com
 


A WBENC - Certified Women's Business Enterprise
 

Lite Fibers Contacts - Lite Fibers is located in Ellwood City, PA.  We may be contacted @ 724-758-0123
or by e-mail 
peggyrau@litefibers.com and
bobrau@litefibers.com