New faces at Degussa

Degussa Admixtures Inc. has added two new product line managers to its Technology Innovation and Sustainability Group. Dana Pasquali will manage Degussa’s Master Builders brand core products: water-reducing, accelerating and retarding admixtures, viscositymodifying admixtures and the Rheomac UW450 product line. She will also lead the company’s work in Liquid Sand […]

Mer-Ko Brand acquired

Graco Inc Acquires Gusmer Corporation

Fluid handling equipment manufacturer Graco Inc acquires Gusmer Corp. and also, in a related transaction, Gusmer Europe S.L. Gusmer is a leading designer and manufacturer of two-component dispense equipment systems. These two-component systems are designed for use with polyureas, polyurethanes and epoxies, among others. Graco Inc acquires Gusmer Corp. from […]

Green homes a perfect fit at Yellowstone

Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd. claimed its share of the credit when two single-family residences in Yellowstone National Park earned LEED certification. The houses were constructed with Quad-Lock insulating concrete forms. The contractor, Zanterra Parks & Resorts, chose Quad-Lock because it was aiming for LEED certification, and Quad-Lock forms provide the […]

Report bullish on Asia, forecasts lower demand for portland cement

World demand for cement and concrete additives is forecast to rise 6.8 percent per year through 2008 to $6.7 billion, a big improvement over 1998-2003, according to a new study from market research firm The Freedonia Group Inc. The report, “World Cement & Concrete Additives,” predicts the healthiest gains will […]