The winners’ circle

Twenty-seven concrete and masonry products were honored at the third annual “Most Innovative Product” awards program, held at the 2005 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Awards were issued in 17 categories, with an Attendees’ Choice and Experts’ Choice winner in each category.

Here is a partial list of winners:

? Concrete Placing & Finishing Equipment — Attendees’ Choice Winner: White Cap Construction Supply, the Tibroc CF-40. Experts’ Choice Winner: Wacker Corp., the CT Series Walk-behind Power Trowels.

? Concrete-Making Materials — Attendees’ Choice Winner: Durafiber Inc., Buckeye UltraFiber 500. Experts’ Choice Winner: Lafarge North America, Tercem 3000 ternary cement blend.

? Formwork & Forming Products — Attendees’ Choice Winner: EZ-Footings, EZ-Footings. Experts’ Choice Winner: Dayton Superior, E-Z Form Anchor System.

? Decorative Tools & Materials — Attendees’ Choice Winner: Acid Stain Enhancer & Neutralizer, Clemons Concrete Coatings. Experts’ Choice Winner: Lifeguard Waterproofing Products, Lifeguard Wet Look Gloss.

? Concrete Construction Tools — Attendees’ Choice Winner: Jimmy T Tools, the Jimmy T Stake & Nail Puller. Experts’ Choice Winner: Exaktime, the Jobclock.

? Residential Concrete Products — Attendees’ Choice Winner: Innovative Polymer Systems Inc., moldmaking polyurethane. Experts’ Choice Winner: Fritz- Pak Corp., Counter-Flo.

? Production Equipment — Attendees’ Choice Winner: Concrete Washout Systems Inc., the Concrete Washout System, which contains concrete washout wastewater and material. Experts’ Choice Winner: Concrete Washout Systems Inc., the Concrete Washout System.

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