Helix Steel was first developed as part of a research project that challenged University of Michigan Engineers to create a reinforcement technology that could product provide quantifiably better resiliency, ductility and elasticity to concrete structures. After years of applying the Twisted Steel Micro-Rebar™ reinforcement technology to various use cases and stringent test case scenarios, it was decided to incorporate and bring Helix Steel to the market in 2003. One of the initial focus areas where Helix Steel collaborated with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was as an alternative to rebar in blast resistant applications where rebar was not good enough and too cumbersome for use.