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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.

5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

The future of the manufacturing industry will be shaped by a number of ever-evolving trends and technologies. While there's no telling exactly how things will play out in the long term, it seems safe to suggest a few will have a profound impact on manufacturers this year. As a result, it's critically important for those within the industry to develop a keen sense of what they are, how they will change over time and, most importantly, how they will impact organizations in 2019 and beyond. 

January 22, 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.

January 22, 2019
ACI Announces Recipients of the ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 22, 2019.

January 22, 2019
Announcement of Efforts to Augment Durability of Post-Tensioned Bridges & Other Structures

The Post-Tensioning Institute announced today during a press conference at the World of Concrete current and future initiatives to help augment durability of post-tensioned concrete bridges and other structures.

January 22, 2019
Concrete Pumping Association of Canada Merges with American Concrete Pumping Association

The American Concrete Pumping Association announces the Concrete Pumping Association of Canada (CPAC) will now operate as an ACPA chapter, continuing under the CPAC name. The merger will give ACPA members from Canada a dedicated forum for addressing issues affecting Canadian pumpers. Current CPAC members will benefit from ACPA’s strong safety, training and concrete pump operator certification program.

January 22, 2019
iQ Power Tools Updates Dry-Cut Power Cutter with New Quick Change Options

iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, announces new upgrades to its already innovative “Dry-Cut Power Cutter” designed for the concrete and masonry industry.

January 18, 2019
Milwaukee Launches M18 Switch Tank Interchangeable Tank System

Milwaukee Tool is delivering unrivaled productivity for commercial and residential concrete contractors with the new M18 Switch Tank Interchangeable Sprayer and Water Supply System, which includes an interchangeable 4-Gallon Concrete Sprayer and Water Supply.

January 17, 2019
The Concrete Convention and Expo in Quebec Include Student Competitions, Contractors' Day, and More

Nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene at the Québec City Convention Centre and Hilton Québec Hotel, Québec City, QC, Canada, March 24-March 28, 2019, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.

January 17, 2019
CIM Program Announces Professional And Sports/Travel Items For 2019 Auction

The Concrete Industry Management program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the following list of professional and sports/travel items have been donated for their annual auction at World of Concrete.

January 17, 2019
Scanmaskin Presents the World Series Floor System

When it comes to polishing a floor, there are two important things to remember. These are to set the customers’ expectations and start with the end result. Anna-Lena Lööf, Marketing Director at Scanmaskin, describes the difficulty of today

January 17, 2019
Introducing the EZ Tile Leveling Systems

Alpha Professional Tools is excited to introduce two new tile leveling systems which not only minimize lippage, but they speed up the installation process saving time and expensive labor costs. The EZ Wedge and EZ Click are next-generation tile leveling which maximize performance and can be installed in tile corners, thus requiring very few pieces to obtain a perfect, lippage-free and professional result.

January 17, 2019
NCCER Releases New Construction Superintendent Certification Program

NCCER has released a new superintendent assessment and is partnering with FMI® to offer a joint certification to qualified professionals in the superintendent field. The assessment was developed in conjunction with subject matter experts for professionals whose primary role is to oversee the operations of a construction site from planning to completion.

January 16, 2019
Michelman Celebrates Grand Opening of New "Michelman Sustainability Center" in Shanghai

Michelman will celebrate the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) on January 17, 2019 at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone.

January 16, 2019
Contractor-Focused Items Available at 2019 CIM Auction at World of Concrete

The Concrete Industry Management program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the following list of contractor-focused items have been donated for their annual auction at World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

January 16, 2019
Glenn Tench Appointed to Vice President of Sales And Marketing

W. R. Meadows is proud to announce the promotion of Glenn Tench to vice president, sales and marketing. Glenn previously held the position of director of marketing, having held this position since 2003. As the newly appointed vice president of sales and marketing, Glenn will oversee the entire sales and marketing functions of the company.

January 15, 2019
Adam Equipment Introduces New Cruiser CCT Bench Counting Scales

Adam Equipment, a leading provider of professional weighing equipment, is now offering its new Cruiser CCT bench counting scales. Ideal for use in warehouses, manufacturing processes, and production facilities, Cruiser scales are useful for any counting application.

January 15, 2019
Kingspan Showcases Insulation Solutions for Concrete Applications at World of Concrete 2019

Architects and builders working with a wide variety of concrete applications are seeking insulation solutions that deliver outstanding performance and provide cost saving benefits.

January 15, 2019
Spot-on Topics. Awesome Presenters: It's All at World of Asphalt 2019 Education

From paving and plant performance best practices to safety and sustainability to the latest technology and workforce development strategies, the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference brings it all together with education to help asphalt industry professionals grow their businesses and their careers.

January 14, 2019
Bosch X-Lock Interface Makes Fast, Simple Grinder Wheel Exchange a Snap

Bosch is the acknowledged leader in development of professional interface systems for power tools – interfaces so technically advanced that they’ve become industry standards. Today, the company has added another breakthrough to that impressive history with the introduction of the X-Lock interface for grinders.

January 14, 2019
Newly Appinted President of Bay Area Concretes Inc and PolishedCrete

Ryan Chance has been appointed President of Bay Area Concretes, Inc. and PolishedCrete, effective January 1, 2019. Michael Price has stepped down as President after 20 years in the position, and assumes the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer and also Co-Owner of Bay Area Concretes, Inc. along with his long-time business partner Jonathan Vasquez (Chief Operating Officer) and the brand new President Ryan Chance.

January 11, 2019