Powerconcrete CEO Stephen Schurmann business was called Plaswall Manufacturing and Development Alabama LLC is on the lease of his rented building at 525 Galloway Circle, Alabaster, AL 35007. That was before he was fired for running a con. The proff is in this interview by the newspaper:
He then got angry and acted like a child and now the website he created is all lies. The real web site for Plaswall is plaswallusa.com
On our site you don't see us bashing or lies
You see our real projects, Schumann has NOTHING
None of the photo's on his site are his work
Ask him to show you anything he has built, only words. LOTS OF WORDS.
ALABASTER, Alabama -- It didn't seem like it at the time, but Steve Schurmann says he picked the perfect time and place in April when he opted to build Plaswall Manufacturing's first U.S. factory in Alabaster.Schurmann's company makes a building product sold under the names of Plaswall and Powerform that he says are flame- and water-resistant and better able to withstand powerful winds like the April 27 tornadoes that decimated neighborhoods across Alabama.Since the storms struck, Schurmann says he has had a much easier time getting potential clients in Alabama to listen to Plaswall presentations. Over the past month, he has presented at the Associated General Contractors' Birmingham monthly meeting, the Alabama Fire Marshal's meeting at the Cahaba Valley Fire District in Shelby County, and talked with building professionals across the state.
On Tuesday, Schurmann has a meeting with Gov. Robert Bentley in which he will share the benefits of his product as the state looks to rebuild areas affected by the storm. The German entrepreneur came up with the product idea six years ago and his group has Plaswall manufacturing plants in 10 countries so far.The Plaswell building system relies on modular walls that use fiber cement boards and spacers made from recycled plastic. Sections are bonded together using an adhesive to create a strong, self-supporting formwork that can be filed onsite with concrete, according to a description of the system.Before establishing factories that create Plaswall's building systems, Schurmann says he spent 17 years managing establishing offshore companies in 75 countries, from Europe to the Far East, U.S. and Caribbean.STEVE SCHURMANN
Company: Plaswall Manufacturing & Development Alabama LLC
Founder: Steve Schurmann
Contact: 525 Galloway Circle, Alabaster, AL, 35007
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE ENTREPRENEURSchurmann is a self-made entrepreneur who has funded businesses across the globe using private capital. He learned the building trade more than two decades ago in his native Germany.In addition to serving as CEO of Plaswall Manufacturing, Schurmann is general manager of 21st Equity Homes Manufacturing Inc., a company that markets and develops what it is termed "villa in a box systems and powerboard" building products across the globe and has an office in Las Vegas.Besides making Plaswall and Powerboard products, Schurmann owns patents for what he calls "floating cement terminals" as well as cement products called power-cement and power-concrete that he uses in his company building systems.
THE IDEASchurmann says he and his partners saw a need for more affordable homes and developed a building product he says is five times stronger and 30 to 40 percent cheaper than traditional drywall or wooden walls."With our technology and logistic solutions we were able to deliver non-combustible homes for the poorest people on the planet, which in the long term will help to fight poverty and create proper housing standards, especially in third-world countries.Schurmann says Plaswall's technology help disaster victims rebuild emergency or permanent homes "in a short time frame and more cost-effective" than you would build with wood. "It is a preventive construction method.
The beauty of this product is that it is stronger than traditional building products and better able to withstand high winds like tornadoes, water floods and fires that result from disasters."THE CHALLENGESTop challenges are getting word of Plaswall out to potential users, and marketing to the public in order to educate them about a building system that is totally new.Finding license partners is another challenge. Schurmann is the only investor, and is offering to potential license partners opportunities to open independent Plaswall plants or partner with him to build more factories across the United States.
Schurmann is the only person working at Plaswall's Alabaster facility while he markets the business, but within three months hopes to gain enough orders to staff the plant.He said a typical Plaswall manufacturing plant would have eight to 12 workers, capable of producing 200 panels (about 8,000 square feet) of Plaswall and Powerform product per eight-hour shift.THE PLANSchurmann wants to open 40 to 50 Plaswall Manufacturing plants across the country. His initial plans are to expand in Alabama and then spread out into other states."Each plant would cost about $250,000 in co-ownership to set up including equipment and materials," Schurmann said. "That is far less than a typical concrete plant that can cost $2 million to $4 million."Join the conversation by clicking to comment or email Williams at email@example.com.Inappropriate post? Alert us.Related topics: April 27 2011 storms, business columns