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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.

Mapei's Jeff Johnson to serve on FCICA Executive Board

Mapei Corporation announces that Jeff Johnson, Business Manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairman of Associates on the Executive Board of the Flooring Contractors Association. Elected by FCICA members in good standing, those on the FCICA Executive Board serve a three-year rotational term.

July 31, 2019
Blastrac Global Consolidates Three Business Units

As a leader in surface preparation and polishing products, Blastrac Global is consolidating three of its business units. As market leaders, they are combining resources to take the products of Blastrac, Diamatic, and Cyclone Technology to new heights.

July 31, 2019
Bay Area Ready-Mix Plants first in Cemex USA to earn ISO 14001 Certification

Cemex USA announced today that nine of its ready-mix concrete plants in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California earned the prestigious and internationally-recognized ISO 14001:2015 Certification for their environmental management systems, making the plants the first Cemex ready-mix operations in the United States to achieve the designation.

July 31, 2019
Texas Lath & Plastering Contractors Assoc. Appoints President

Joe Kerlee, Regional Manager for Quikrete Wall Systems in the Southwest was recently appointed president of the Texas Lath & Plastering Contractors Association (TLPCA). In his role, Kerlee helps steer efforts to elevate the quality of stucco manufacturing and installation through the TLPCA’s education and awareness programs targeted at members, building departments, architects and specifiers, builders, lath and plaster contractors across Texas.

July 30, 2019
New Prosoco Cleaner Meets EPA Safer Choice Direct-release Criteria

A new all-purpose cleaner and degreaser from Prosoco called Klean ‘N Release Cleaner is now certified with the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program and meets its direct-release criteria for products with outdoor uses. 

July 29, 2019
Duo Patch Restoration in Panama

The versatility of our Duo Patch – our two-component, polymer modified concrete repair mortar – was on display on a project recently in Cardenas, Panama. Our distributor in the region, Construventas, S. A., partnering with Tecnova Panama, S. A. and coordinating with our SpecChem sales representative Roger Bellido, utilized SpecChem’s repair and restoration line to the tune of over 40,000 square feet of resurfacing, patching and repair.

July 26, 2019
Construction Employment Increases in 42 States from June 2018 to June 2019

California and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Lags; California and Wyoming Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Nevada Has Worst Declines

July 19, 2019
Cemex Supports Youth Soccer Initiative with Concrete Donation

Cemex is donating concrete to further its support of Soccer in the Streets, a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Ga., that develops soccer projects and provides leadership programs to benefit children in historically marginalized communities.

July 19, 2019
High Concrete Group Kicks off $8 Million Manufacturing Revitalization

High Concrete Group LLC today broke ground on a major revitalization of its award-winning precast concrete production facilities at its Denver, Pa. headquarters. The investment in new equipment, processes and construction will completely overhaul operations on its 148-acre Pennsylvania campus in a bid to extend the company’s growing presence and influence in the world of architectural precast concrete.

July 17, 2019
Blastcrete Equipment Offers RS180 Mixer-Pump for High-Volume Gypsum Applications

Blastcrete Equipment LLC, long-time manufacturer of shotcrete and gunite mixers and pumps, introduces the RS180 Mixer-Pump with variable speeds from 0-18 cubic yards per hour and long-distance and high-volume pumping capabilities.

July 17, 2019
Confast Flat-headed Sleeve Anchor is Now Available

The Confast flat-headed sleeve anchor is now available through direct purchase from Concrete Fastening Systems Inc.

July 16, 2019
New Engineered Cement has Multiple Uses

Imperial Core Bond, the latest industrial-grade engineered cement from Kingdom Products, is a multiuse polymermodified cement-based product designed to be used as a basecoat over EIFS applications and mortar substrates.

July 12, 2019
BAM Investigates the Use of Earth Block Masonry for Sustainable Housing Construction

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung is involved in a new project which investigates the use of earth block masonry for sustainable housing construction. The research aims to examine the load-bearing behaviour of EBM in terms of failure mechanisms to ensure the design complies with the generally applicable masonry standard, DIN EN 1996/NA.

July 11, 2019
Keson Announces a New Level Product Launch

For years, the spirit and screeding level industry in North America has lacked meaningful innovation. Keson is aiming to change that through a new partnership with Sola Measuring Tools. Together, they are bringing high quality and affordable levels, featuring Sola's Focus vial technology, to North America.

July 10, 2019
Brokk Launches New Website for Ease of Use, Mobile Access and Educational Resources

Brokka leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has launched a new website, www.brokk.com.

July 10, 2019
Concrete Surface Treatment Chemicals Market Size Worth $15bn by 2025

Concrete Surface Treatment Chemicals Market size will likely surpass USD 15 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

July 10, 2019
Makinex's Jeff Durgin Takes New Role as Flooring Director

Jeff Durgin joined the Makinex Team as the as Global Product Manager back in February of 2018 and has now transitioned into the North American Flooring Director position.

July 10, 2019
Basic Knowledge of How to Securely Anchor Machinery to Prevent Movement

A proactive business owner knows that providing a hazard-free workplace by adhering to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will help create a successful work environment. Reducing workplace risk is a priority that benefits all elements of a business.

July 10, 2019
Bon Introduces New Line of Forged Masonry Trowels

Bon has introduced a new line of contractor-grade hand tools - Keystone Forged Masonry Trowels by Bon. The production of this trowel sets a new performance standard for masons.

July 9, 2019
Laticrete Launches the First Pumpable Underlayment

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced SuperCap SC650-MC, a fine-sanded, pumpable and pourable, low alkali cement-based, premium self-leveling topping that is suitable as a high-strength wear surface or underlayment. SC650-MC is the first high-volume self-leveling underlayment of its kind that flattens floors all while producing durable and low maintenance finished wear surfaces for an all-in-one solution.

July 9, 2019
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