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American Concrete Institute Offers New Shotcrete Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector certification program to certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Comprehension of the responsibilities and qualification requirements of a Shotcrete Nozzleman are necessary. The Shotcrete Inspector program joins several others in a […]

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Mohs Testing Will Save Time, Money and Frustration

In an earlier concrete polishing tip, I mentioned there are many options when choosing diamond tooling configurations and grit levels. Now we’re going to learn about another variable to consider. Today, we’ll learn how to match a diamond tool’s metal bond to the concrete prior to choosing the grit level […]

Milwaukee face coverings

New Milwaukee Neck Gaiter Delivers All Day Comfort with Adaptable Protection

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter. Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ […]

Basalt Fiber Production Facility

Mafic USA Starts Operations At World’s Largest Basalt Fiber Production Facility

Mafic USA has commenced operations at the world’s largest basalt fiber production facility in Shelby, North Carolina.  It is also the first such facility in North America. Last week, the company completed the highly calibrated process of starting-up the plant’s furnace.  This week, Mafic’s team began melting basalt rock and […]

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American Concrete Institute and Post-Tensioning Institute Announce Expanded Partnership

In direct response to expressed industry need for building code requirements that address the unique aspects of post-tensioned concrete design, the American Concrete Institute and the Post-Tensioning Institute are pleased to announce a new, expanded partnership to increase efficiency for design of structural post-tensioned concrete structures. While the two organizations […]

New appointed position

Laticrete Bolsters Regional Sales Arm with Vice President Promotions

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, has promoted Eric Pucilowski, Robert Smith and Brett Spencer to Regional Vice President of Sales, allowing each to serve their respective region with greater authority and deliver tailored customer service to their clients. Pucilowski will oversee the sales […]

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ICRI Announces Updated Educational Opportunities

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, is proud to announce an important update to their Concrete Surface Repair Technician (CSRT) training program. In response to the changing needs of the concrete repair industry, ICRI has decided to take a bigger, […]

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Cemstone Companies Company Match Program

Amcon Concrete Products, Cemstone Companies and TCC Materials, leaders in manufacturing professional grade construction related products and services, are pleased to announce the completion of an employee-based, company-match Food Shelf Donation Program which raised over $12,000. While COVID-19 has affected many communities, helping neighbors who are experiencing hunger is more […]

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