Structural Applications

Shakespeare specializes in creating composite solutions for structural challenges using our expertise that has been developed over the past 65 years of working with composites and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products.

Whether the application requires the strength to support the weight of a building or the strength to hold back the ocean, we have created a product for our OEM customers which will exceed their requirements. We have the ability to develop products which are up to 36” X 24” in size or larger with a length of 50 ft. or longer.

A final solution to meet your requirements needs both the design and manufacturing capabilities along with testing to ensure the correct results. Shakespeare has a complete test lab including the ability to test large scale products to validate that the design. In most cases, our expertise in composites provides us with the ability to tailor the properties of a composite part to meet your strength requirements no matter what combination of compressive, tensile or flexural strengths are needed.

A major manufacturer of building products required an outdoor product which would not rot or corrode, was lightweight, but had the strength to support the weight of a building. Shakespeare developed a finite element analysis combined with actual testing to create a part which exceeded all of the customer needs and provided a finish which looks like traditional painted wood without any of the drawbacks of wood products.

Give us the opportunity and we will create a composite solution to improve your products and business.


The wide range of structural elements available from Shakespeare Custom Composites includes sturdy, yet highly flexible commercial umbrella support components, and rugged, durable sea-wall piling. These composite structures will never rust while withstanding the harsh ambient conditions of a marine environment.