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Decorative Concrete Press Releases

All the latest information on new product releases for decorative concrete contractors. Plus, openings and closings, mergers and partnerships, industry trends, new standards, conferences, and other news of interest to the decorative concrete industry.

American Concrete Pumping Association Releases Safety Bulletin for Double-Ended Hoses

The American Concrete Pumping Association announces a new safety bulletin, Safe Practices for the Intended Use of Concrete Delivery and End Hoses. The bulletin addresses the proper methods for using concrete delivery hoses with two ends. Concrete delivery hoses with two ends have different purposes from concrete delivery hoses with one end.

December 6, 2019
Construction Lubricants Sales Surge as Investment in Protective Solutions Grows

The construction lubricant sales are estimated to surpass 6,400 KT in 2019, according to a recent study. Resurgence in construction activities and growing investment in infrastructure development projects, particularly in emerging economies, continue to support growth of the construction lubricants industry.

December 6, 2019
New Addition to INWHITE UHPC Family, Aalborg Excel

Aalborg Excel, the 2nd UHPC premixed product, developed under the Aalborg InWhite Solution, can satisfy manufacturers to seek the ultimate surface detailing and aesthetical expression, within aesthetic and architectural applications. The product is self-levelling and fast flowing, allowing combinations with pigments and fibers, achieving very smooth surface finishes, even with the most challenging shapes.

December 6, 2019
'Data Hygiene' Should Be a Top Priority for Construction Contractors, Advises Data Scientist

Contractors can benefit by shifting to construction data analytics platforms. However, beautiful charts, graphs and animations mean nothing if the underlying data is full of holes, writes Bruce Orr, Chief Data Scientist of ProNovos, in a new post at

December 6, 2019
CIM Announces Donation By Mack Trucks and McNeilus for Annual Auction at World of Concrete

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce that the signature item for their annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite Boost-A-Load mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and equipped with a McNeilus FLEX Controls Bridgemaster Mixer.

December 4, 2019
Alpha Professional Tools Introduces the AIR-830 & AIR-850 Pneumatic Polishers

The Alpha® Air polisher set a standard as the pneumatic polisher with a center water feed many years ago and changed how stone fabricators polish the edges of hard surfaces. Since then competitors have copied the design in various ways just emphasizing the high Alpha® standard.

December 3, 2019
Alpha Professional Tools Introduces the PSC-600 Pneumatic Stone Cutter

There is no doubt that the electric angle grinder is the most popular portable power tool in stone fabrication. It is normal to see such grinders being used in almost all stone fabrication shops, whether creating dust or blowing dust into a vacuum system.

December 3, 2019
Laticrete Hires Dustin Prevete as Senior Product Manager

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, has named Dustin Prevete Senior Product Manager of the Membranes business portfolio. In this role, Prevete will drive rationalization and innovation into his high-potential business, and position Laticrete for aggressive long-term sustainable growth.

December 3, 2019
New Spray Mist Skirt for Grinding Concrete with Dust Control

Aztec is pleased to present their latest innovation: the new Spray Mist Skirt for the Aztec UltraGrind. This spray skirt was specifically designed to operate at 1000psi with the appropriate nozzle size to generate the optimal quantity and size to effectively trap dust particles that would otherwise escape traditional dust control systems. Misted water droplets knock down the dust particles, so they are contained on the floor without creating a slurry.

December 2, 2019
Cemstone Adds Justin Lashley as New Materials Engineer

Cemstone, a Midwest leader in ready-mix concrete, announced that Justin Lashley has joined the company’s nationally recognized engineering team as a Materials Engineer. Justin has extensive cementitious material knowledge and concrete testing experience from his former rolls with Lafarge and Braun Intertec.

December 2, 2019
ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the winners of its 2019 Project Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced at awards ceremony on November 12, 2019.

November 25, 2019
Blastcrete Equipment Tier 4 Final Products Meet Emission Standards

Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a longtime manufacturer of shotcrete and gunite mixers and pumps, announces the completion of the transition to Tier 4 Final-compliant products for the full line of Blastcrete Equipment.

November 25, 2019
FlipToggle - The Next Generation of Hollow Wall Anchor

“The Flip Toggle is a single-strap hollow-wall anchor that represents the next generation of hollow wall anchors,” announced Bob Carlisle, president and founder of Concrete Fastener Systems, Incorporated. “This anchor has a simple design which can help prevent jammed toggles, broken straps and misaligned bolts that slow down the application process.”

November 25, 2019
Metabo HPT Introduces Black Tools in time for Black Friday

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) launched its new 18V Brushless Driver Drill (DS18DBFL2QB) & 18V Brushless Impact Driver (WH18DBFL2QB). These models offer affordable Brushless tool options to get anyone powered up for the holidays. Why the all black tools you ask? Why not! End users love them, and we listened

November 22, 2019
Concrete Fastener User Guide

It is necessary to consider many factors into consideration when determining which type of concrete anchor is best for each unique job. No matter what the application, it is a cost-effective measure to purchase the most effective anchor by first considering the type, configuration and style of fastener available.

November 22, 2019
MR Says That Natural Compositions Are Bringing Discipline to the Sustainability Drive

The coatings industry has been significantly impacted by stringent emission norms in the recent past, compelling manufacturers to shift from conventional coatings to sustainable bio-based coatings. Coating manufacturers have strict VOC emission permits driven by stringent regulations proffered by local and state authorities.

November 20, 2019
Get a Foot in the Door to the Hybrid MultiVolt Platform

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) today announced the launch of its new 18V Brushless Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (KC18DBFL2T). This kit offers Brushless technology at an amazing value and combines an 18V Hammer Drill (DV18DBFL2T) and an 18V Impact Driver (WH18DBFL2T) along with a 36V/18V MultiVoltTM backwards compatible battery for up to 5.0Ah of run time per charge and a lightweight Compact 3.0Ah battery for improved maneuverability.

November 20, 2019
Registration Now Open for Canadian Concrete Expo

Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE)—the only national trade show dedicated to the concrete construction industry—is pleased to announce that registration for the 2020 show is now open. The show takes place at the International Centre, Toronto, January 22-23, 2020.

November 20, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Offers Free Downloadable Visual Guide & Checklist for Parking Garage Inspections

Maintaining multi-million-dollar parking garages can be a daunting task for building owners and their facility managers. Identifying and tracking problem areas within parking structures has just become easier with Western Specialty Contractors’ new online Visual Guide & Checklist for parking garage inspections.

November 20, 2019
FPT Industrial Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Microvast to Develop and Offer Battery Power Systems

FPT Industrial, brand of CNH Industrial, dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications, signed a memorandum of understanding foreseeing an industrial and commercial cooperation with Microvast, which will enable FPT Industrial to design and assemble in-house high-voltage battery packs, to be offered on CNH Industrial vehicles and to third-party customers.

November 19, 2019