MAPEI is proud to announce that it has successfully completed 25 years of business in Canada. The parent company, MAPEI Group, was initially launched in 1937. In 1978, the company’s owners, Rodolfo and Giorgio Squinzi, chose Laval, Quebec, as the site to establish MAPEI Inc., their first plant outside of Italy. From a handful of people in one location, MAPEI Inc. has grown to 335 employees in four plants across Canada, including the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, and serving more than 180 distributors all over the country. “We want to thank our employees and clients for having faith in our company and for helping MAPEI Inc. grow into the leader in our industry,” said Luigi Di Geso, general manager of the Canadian subsidiary. To show its appreciation to “friends and family,” MAPEI is sponsoring two free, private concerts for MAPEI employees and customers — one in Montreal and one in Toronto. The featured singer at both concerts is famous Canadian songwriter and vocalist Paul Anka, who has over 900 songs and 125 albums to his credit. MAPEI has been supplying systems for tile and stone installation, floor covering installation and concrete restoration for over 65 years. Distributed in over 80 countries, MAPEI is a single-source supplier of flooring installation systems for residential and major commercial projects. The company is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete repair. For more information, visit www.mapei.com or call (800) 42-MAPEI.