The Face® Companies of Norfolk, Virginia have been breaking new technological ground for a century and a half, principally in the construction industry and now with its revolutionary advances in clean energy harvesting. Its recently unveiled Evercell™ and Spectral™ are but two of the game changers in its developing family of technologies.
From its nineteenth-century beginnings as the construction contractor E. W. Face and later a manufacturer of building materials, Face® evolved into an inventor of construction tools and techniques. Over the last forty-five years, the family-controlled business has dramatically improved concrete floor placement methods, along with flat-and-level measurement tools. The ASTM International standard for concrete profile quality control – “F-Numbers” or “Face Numbers” – is named for the company.
More recent Face® technology developments hold the promise of similar impacts in a variety of other industries, including clean energy harvesting, self-powered wireless remote controls, and piezoelectric devices.
Face® has been granted more than eighty U.S. patents, with dozens of patents pending, in areas ranging from energy harvesting systems to wireless devices and construction equipment, and has garnered numerous national and international awards for technological innovation.