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™ , which can power wireless devices for their entire lives without batteries, is but one of the game changers in its developing family of Evergreen® 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 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 piezoelectric devices, self-powered wireless remote controls and clean energy harvesting. The company will soon unveil additional important energy harvesting advances.
Face® has been granted more than sixty 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 international awards for technological innovation.