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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.

PCA Praises Bipartisan Reintroduction of the PAID Act of 2019

The Portland Cement Association, representing America’s cement manufacturer’s, lauded the Preserving America’s Infrastructure Dollars (PAID) Act, H.R. 1375, which is bipartisan legislation that would require states to conduct a life-cycle cost analysis on federal-aid road projects over $30 million.

March 26, 2019
Wooster Unveils New Ultra/Pro Firm Paintbrush Variety 3-Pack

The Wooster Brush Company is proud to announce that one of their most popular paintbrush lines—Ultra/Pro® Firm—has grown to include a new variety 3-pack. The Wooster 4188 includes one thin angle sash brush (catalog number 4181-1"), one angle sash brush (catalog number 4174-1½"), and one varnish-style brush (catalog number 4176-2") all conveniently packaged in a resealable clamshell.

March 22, 2019
The BNT-40X Rebar Tier By BN Products-USA

The BNT-40X Tiger Tier™ is the next generation rebar tying tool. It is lightweight and has a compact, easy to hold, glove friendly grip. The tool is well balanced and is designed to tie rebars as fast as you can pull the trigger.

March 21, 2019
High Performance Systems Expands Decorative Flooring to Include Metallic Epoxy Floors

For over 30 years, High Performance Systems has specialized in installing resinous floors. Recently HPS Corp. has expanded their robust catalog of products offered to include metallic epoxy floors.

March 21, 2019
Scott System Has been Acquired
March 20, 2019
Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding Signed

The ICC Evaluation Service, the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, and the China Academy of Building Research entered into a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding to help streamline the evaluation processes for manufacturers in North America, the European Union and China.

March 20, 2019
PCA Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption Growth at 2.3 Percent in 2019

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Spring Forecast which envisions strong to moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.3% in 2019; compared to the Fall 2018 forecast this represents a marginal slowing in the pace of growth.

March 19, 2019
Bon's 2019 Master Catalog Now Available

Bon’s line of contractor-grade hand tools and materials for the building trades has been expanded with over 350 new parts which are included in the recently released annual issue of Bon’s Master Catalog. This 2019 catalog includes over 5,000 parts, representing the majority of Bon’s product offering.

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Safe Operator of the Year Recipient

The American Concrete Pumping Association is pleased to announce Bobby Blankenship as the recipient of its 2018 Safe Operator of the Year award.

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Releases New Concrete Pump Operator Video

The American Concrete Pumping Association created a new video called Day in the Life of a Concrete Pump Operator to support the ACPA Workforce Development program.  

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

The ACPA is pleased to announce the election of its new executive board at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on January 23, 2019 in Las Vegas. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly elected Executive Board includes:

March 18, 2019
Thermal-Chem Announces new Epoxy Gel Material

Thermal-Chem is excited to announce a new addition to their concrete repair and restoration line; 729 ArmorGel is a three-component, epoxy gel repair system designed for small concrete repairs.

March 18, 2019
Survey Shows Many Contractors Struggling to Meet Project Deadlines as Labor Shortage Persists

Results from the Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) indicate the labor shortage continues to pose major challenges to the industry, causing firms to ask skilled workers to do more work (81%), struggle to meet deadlines (70%), increase costs for new work (63%), and reject new projects (40%).

March 14, 2019
New Quikrete Fastset Stucco Patch Makes Repairs Easy, Fast and Effective

Stucco accounts for about 20 percent of the current residential siding market, and while the material is durable, it will inevitably require maintenance. Quikrete, the leading manufacturer of pre-blended commercial-grade cement and concrete products, has made stucco repair easier, faster and more effective with its new Quikrete FastSet Stucco Patch.

March 13, 2019
Husqvarna Opens New Distribution Center in Lenexa, Kansas

Husqvarna Construction Products, headquartered in Olathe, Kan., has expanded with a brand new 150,000 sq ft distribution center. The center, located in Lenexa, Kan., is only a mile away from our present headquarters and central warehouse.

March 12, 2019
From Start to Finishing - Husqvarna's Range of Compaction and Concrete Placement Equipment

Husqvarna Construction Products' compaction and concrete placement equipment helps support customers from the ground up.

March 12, 2019
Connecticut Awarded State Affiliate of the Year Award by NRMCA

The Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association was awarded the 2018 State Affiliate of the Year award by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association at the annual luncheon for state affiliate organizations March 6th, 2019. The award ceremony was part of the annual NRMCA convention held at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Florida.

March 12, 2019
Bosch's 1,200-Lumen Connected LED Area Light Brings Bluetooth to the Jobsite

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

March 12, 2019
General Equipment Appoints New National Sales Manager

General Equipment Company, manufacturers of extreme duty light construction equipment, is pleased to announce Greg Kunderman has joined the company as National Sales Manager where he will have responsibility for the development and coordination of sales for national and independent accounts. He will also oversee long term sales strategy development as well as General Equipment’s sales representative organizations for North America.

March 12, 2019
Construction Employment Increases in 44 States from January 2018 to January 2019

Forty-four states added construction jobs between January 2018 and January 2019, while 33 states added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials cautioned that the employment gains may not last without an increase in the number of people trained for construction careers.

March 11, 2019