Clean Flooring Trend Sparks NEx Systems to Join Forces with OPCMIA

Clean Flooring Trend as seen here in an airport
With heightened consciousness about cleaning and also substantial increases in the type of flooring solutions that make it easier, NEx Systems has announced a shift in company direction. They’re taking advantage of the clean flooring trend and shifting to the craft of polished concrete and epoxy floors. Clean floors top a list of concerns for returning workplace occupants. Thus, there will be a preference for smooth, nonporous floors.

NEx will fulfill the construction market’s installation needs by exclusively doing union work in the San Francisco Bay area and Northern California. They have also joined the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons (OPCMIA Locals #300 and #400) as signator.

Adrian Henry, who leads NEx Systems’s Polished Concrete Division, welcomes the change. “Our goals here are to focus our capabilities on serving the top tier of new commercial construction and restoration of existing buildings. With an increased importance in the hierarchy of needs for specifiers, and pre-construction estimators on polished concrete, this is the perfect storm.”

Henry, a mason and also a 30-year career polished concrete and epoxy expert, is confident. He believes the demand for skilled labor to create and install this kind of flooring in this sector can be met. “We want to give confidence to our commercial real estate partners as well that they can fulfill on their promises of a healthy, cleanable workplace. We do the finest, easy-to-maintain floors that fit the bill.”

Taking the next steps

NEx Systems will work the bid boards and also meet with project executives. “I’m thrilled our talented crews will dedicate themselves to serving the expanding needs for polished concrete floors being built by large, union general contractors,” said Henry. The Bay Area Economic Council states, “construction is expected to grow by more than 14%.”

Henry has a long history as a trainer for both polished concrete science and techniques. He will be operating a training site for apprentices with the support of OPCMIA.

“Building wellness is paramount. That starts with the right kind of flooring and maintenance,” stated NEx Systems Inc. founder, Keith Bewley.

“Joining the cement masons to provide a needed qualified and reliable workforce was a logical move to meet the demands for polished concrete and resinous floors by building owners, developers and GCs.”

About NEx Systems

NEx Systems began as a cleaning technology company more than 30 years ago in Stockton, California. This will continue to be its base of operations. “The company has long invested in the best talent, equipment and tooling for the job,” said Bewley.

In addition to their work in artisan concrete, urethane and epoxy floors, the company cleans and disinfects for workplace wellness. It also produces eco-friendly products including nonslip coatings like NEx Systems patented PAH and other sealants.

For more information, visit or call (833) 313-1100.

About the OPCMIA

The Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local 300 (OPCMIA) is a part of the AFL-CIO. It also represents more than 2,500 members in Northern California. The labor union began in 1864. It plays an active role in training both apprentice and journeymen and journeywomen masons.


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