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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.

Metabo HPT Joins Movement to Rebuild the Skilled Trade Workforce

Metabo HPT announced today they are joining Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Together, Gen T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028.

April 25, 2019
New Bosch Battery Delivers Next-Generation Power and Runtime

Upgrading your jobsite and doubling productivity just got easier with a battery that delivers on the promise of increased power. The Bosch GBA18V80 CORE18V Performance 18V Lithium-Ion 8.0 Ah Battery uses the latest high-power 21700 cells to deliver twice the power and runtime of standard batteries.

April 24, 2019
Built Robotics & Sunstate Equipment Announce First of its Kind

Built Robotics and Sunstate Equipment Co. have formed the industry's first partnership to rent out autonomous construction equipment to contractors around the nation. Built Robotics, founded in San Francisco in 2016, is a leading developer of autonomous equipment, including skid steers, compact track loaders, excavators, bulldozers and more. Sunstate Equipment, founded in Phoenix in 1977, has made a name for itself as a people-first company, with high-quality equipment and dependable service.

April 24, 2019
Decorative Concrete Acrylic Cure & Seal with Penetrating Silane Protection

ChemMasters, Inc. has announced the introduction of Polyseal EZ Shield, bubble resistant, non-yellowing acrylic curing and sealing compound with penetrating silane “shield” for beautification and protection of decorative concrete.  Polyseal EZ Shield is a “low-VOC” product formulated to meet the stringent regulations for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in states requiring less than 350 g/L VOC’s

April 23, 2019
New Recommendation to Create a Building Component Inventory Prior to Inspections

If you are a building owner or facility manager preparing to launch a new or revamped maintenance program, the first step, according to the experts at Western Specialty Contractors, is to create a building component inventory, even before you do an inspection.

April 23, 2019
Surtec, Inc. President and Co-Founder William Fields Passes

William “Bill” Fields President and Co-Founder of Surtec, Inc. passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

April 23, 2019
Contractors Should Nix 'Casual Use' of Drones Over Construction Sites

Drones stand to bolster both safety and efficiency in the construction business, but casually flying them over jobsites carries liability risks that are often underappreciated, LeClairRyan aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff advises in an opinion piece for

April 18, 2019
Fox Blocks ICF Acquires TrueGrid

Airlite Plastics acquired TrueGrid on April 15, 2019, adding the permeable paving grid system to its line of environmentally sustainable construction products.

April 17, 2019
Carbide 101: A Primer on Tungsten Carbide

Bosch Power Tools Accessories Group Manager Tom Grego Answers Questions About Carbide Use in the Concrete Industry

April 16, 2019
Advanced Surfaces Inc. Celebrates 40 Years

2019 marks a major milestone for Advanced Surfaces Inc. as they are celebrating their 40th year in business! This year has been a reflection on how far their company has come and the relationships they have forged with their customers over 40 plus years.

April 15, 2019
INSTALL Works Alongside Industry Experts for Concrete Polishing Curriculum

INSTALL, the flooring industry’s most endorsed and specified training program, is leading the charge in developing and implementing a comprehensive concrete polishing curriculum. The organization has worked hand-in-hand with manufacturers, contractors and industry influencers over the past few years to craft a new curriculum based on real-world challenges. Today, this landmark training is nearing completion and will soon be implemented across the United States and Canada.

April 15, 2019
The Code Council Assessment Center receives ANSI accreditation

The International Code Council Assessment Center received the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for Residential Building Inspector and Commercial Building Inspector certifications. Accreditation is the hallmark of a quality certification program, and ANSI accreditation is recognized globally.

April 15, 2019
Introducing Summit AP Polishing Wheels

Alpha is pleased to introduce Summit AP Polishing Wheels. This enhanced version of our popular Summit Resin will now polish Engineered Stone and Quartz Surfaces in addition to Granite, Marble and Limestone.

April 12, 2019
Bon's Tote Provides Easiest Way to Carry Tools to the Jobsite

Bon’s new Bull Float Tote Bag holds one bull float, channel float or fresno with a bracket attached and four handles. The open ended tote is constructed from durable nylon and is equipped with plastic feet that run the full length of the tote to help keep the items upright and stabilized. Tools stay secured, protected and organized for storing and transporting.

April 12, 2019
The Concrete Countertop Institute has Announced Brand New Classes for Aspiring Creative Concrete Professionals

The Concrete Countertop Institute has announced brand new classes for aspiring creative concrete professionals.

April 10, 2019
Create Stronger Concrete with new Strength-enhancing Technology

Master X-Seed 55 is a patent-pending, strength-enhancing admixture that improves both early and late-age strength development in concrete, while supporting sustainable construction. Master X-Seed 55 admixture is based on a unique technology that facilitates improved cement hydration, thus enhancing strength development.

April 9, 2019
New Bosch Cordless Bulldog Rotary Hammer Now Available

The time is always right to combine cordless performance with power and safety in a jobsite-tough rotary hammer. That’s what Bosch has done with the GBH18V-26D 18V EC Brushless 1 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer with CORE18V battery, which combines corded-like performance with next-generation Lithium-ion 21700 cell technology.

April 9, 2019
PCA Announces 2019 Chairman's Safety Performance Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards, which recognize outstanding safety performance in the manufacturing of portland cement, the core ingredient used in all forms of concrete. Presented at the 3rd Annual Cement and Concrete Fly-In event, the nine winners were selected from 98 cement facilities across the country.

April 9, 2019
PCA Announces 2019 Safety Innovation Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association announced the winners of the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards, which recognize creative safety-enhancing projects in the cement industry.  Presented at the 3rdAnnual Cement and Concrete Fly-In event, the winners were determined by a panel of judges that evaluated innovative submissions from across the country in five categories: distribution, pyro-processing, general facility, quarry and mine, and milling and grinding.

April 9, 2019
Venator's Davis Colors Launches New Line of Pigment Dosing Machines

The Davis Colors division of global chemical company Venator has launched three new advanced, automatic, pigment dosing machines that can make the production of colored ready-mix concrete cleaner, more consistent and, in some cases, twice as quick.

April 8, 2019