Press Releases

Giatec’s SmartRock Plus Solution Enters the International Market

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their SmartRock™ Plus solution for ready-mix concrete producers is now available internationally. As a value-added solution offered by high-quality ready-mix producers, SmartRock Plus enables contractors to see concrete temperature and strength data in real-time using Giatec’s SmartRock wireless sensors, allowing producers to […]

ACI and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announce Expanded Partnership

In direct response to expressed industry need for building code requirements that address the unique aspects of precast concrete design, the American Concrete Institute and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute are pleased to announce a new, expanded partnership to increase efficiency for design of structural precast concrete structures.

Western Specialty Contractors Minneapolis Assistant Branch Manager David Grandbois Receives ICRI 40 Under 40 Award

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, recently announced the winners of its first 40 Under 40 Award. Western Specialty Contractors is proud to announce that Minneapolis Assistant Branch Manager David Grandbois, 31, was among the announced winners.

How The Tapcon Masonry Anchor Revolutionized the Concrete Fastening Business

“During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the Tapcon masonry screw was initially introduced to tap threads into concrete,” stated Bob Carlisle, President and founder of Concrete Fastening Systems, Incorporated. “The combination of the screw’s capacity to have threads hard enough to cut into concrete and to also remove the dust created during the application created an innovative design that revolutionized the concrete fastening business.”

Nox-Crete welcomes new Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Nox-Crete, Inc. is welcoming a new team member who is a familiar face among the customers in the territory he’ll be representing. Industry alum Jeter "Jey" Yates started his role as Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Nox-Crete earlier this month where he represented Nox-Crete at the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Yates’ territory will include Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Alchemco has one of its main waterproofing products nominated for Most Innovative Product of 2020

Alchemco, a Henrico-based company, recently had it’s TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent nominated for the Most Innovative Product of 2020 award, at the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Used as part of the factory warranted TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System, this cutting-edge, spray applied product is revolutionizing the concrete waterproofing world.