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Decorative Concrete Press Releases

All the latest information on new product releases for decorative concrete contractors. Plus, openings and closings, mergers and partnerships, industry trends, new standards, conferences, and other news of interest to the decorative concrete industry.

Mapei Wins 2019 GreenStep International Award

Mapei received the 2019 GreenStep International award at the GreenStep Environmental Awards banquet, which was held by Floor Covering Weekly magazine at the Dalton Golf & Country Club in Dalton, GA, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The International award is presented to companies with an international presence, and a clear focus on sustainability and transparency.

November 7, 2019
Gemite Develops Advanced Crystalline Waterproofing Systems

Gemite Products Inc. has developed a new Advanced Crystalline Waterproofing System with less expensive, easy to use material that delivers an extended life-cycle performance in comparison to the old-style crystalline waterproofing.

November 7, 2019
Bosch 'Break Up 2 Trade Up' Contest to Give 1,000 Lucky Winners an 18V Battery, Charger and Power Tool Pick

Bosch Power Tools is kicking off its biggest contest to date today with “Break Up 2 Trade Up”, an interactive initiative that invites contestants throughout the U.S. to share why they are willing to cut ties with their current battery platforms. A total of 1,000 winners will be selected to receive a lucrative prize package that includes a Bosch CORE18V battery kit and their choice of seven leading tools.

November 5, 2019
Versatile Introduces New Solid X Epoxy Slurry

Versatile’s Solid X Epoxy Slurry is a 100% solids cementitious epoxy system that provides a tough and high build underlayment that is low in VOC and is in compliance with the strictest SCAQMD rules in the Country. Solid X Epoxy Slurry is a combination of a 100% solid epoxy blending with a proprietary slurry filler. This system provides a strong, protective and durable floor finish to old damaged concrete floors.

November 5, 2019
ASCC Releases 2020 Schedule of Events

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., has scheduled the following events for 2020. Any events listed in a calendar can include the web address and the ASCC office number 866-788-2722.

November 4, 2019
Sundek Acquires Bullion Coatings in Houston, Texas

Sundek announces today that it acquired Bullion Coatings in Houston, Texas. Bullion Coatings is one of Sundek’s largest installation contractors in the country. Sundek is looking forward to further build the installation support base and expand their contractor network in the US. In addition, Bullion’s commercial relationships, align with Sundek's overarching objective to continue growing its commercial opportunities.

November 4, 2019
Sleeve Concrete Anchors Get The Job Done

The sleeve-type anchor is specified for anchoring into concrete, hollow concrete block, grout-filled concrete block and brick base materials. The versatility of this anchor is unmatched by any other expansion anchor in today’s fastener marketplace. Manufactured in both zinc plated and stainless steel, the sleeve anchor can get the job done whether the application is located indoors or outdoors, or in dry, moist or wet environments.

November 1, 2019
Swedish Hultafors Group Launches in the U.S.

This year’s STAFDA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee will see the introduction of Hultafors Tools to the North American market, with a range that includes over 120 different hand tools. Since the acquisition of Johnson Level & Tool by Hultafors Group AB in April of 2018, the aim has been to bring the brands and products of Hultafors Group to the U.S. and Canada, and this official launch of the Hultafors branded hand tools is the first step in that initiative.

November 1, 2019
Bon Introduces New Steel City Finish Trowels

Bon’s offering of contractor-grade hand tools has expanded with a line of the highest grade professional finishing trowels. The new trowels are marketed under the brand name Steel City Trowels by Bon. Over 200 new trowels are in production covering all of the most popular sizes in demand for concrete and plaster/stucco work.

November 1, 2019
Barco Investment Group Acquires CTLGroup

Barco Investment Group announced the acquisition of Construction Technology Laboratories, Inc. (CTLGroup), a subsidiary of the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Additionally, the PCA campus in Skokie, Illinois has been purchased by Barco Investment Group.

October 31, 2019
Milwaukee Announces the MX Fuel System

Milwaukee Tool is proud to announce the MX FUEL Equipment System. This groundbreaking cordless system revolutionizes the light equipment market by delivering the performance, run-time, and durability demanded by the trades without the hazards associated with emissions, noise, vibration, and the frustrations of gas maintenance.

October 31, 2019
New Research and Development Director Appointed for Elcometer Ltd

Elcometer Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high quality inspection and blasting equipment, has appointed Paul King as their new Research and Development Director.

October 31, 2019
Aggretex Systems Announces RazzoEFX

Debuting at the Concrete Decor Show in Arlington, Texas, RazzoEFX is being launched by AggretexSC to take design to the next level with four new additions to the polishable overlay space.

October 30, 2019
ACI Announces Winners of FRP Composites Student Competition

The American Concrete Institute announces the winners of its Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites Student Competition, held recently at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Cincinnati, OH, USA.

October 30, 2019
ASCC Gaining Strength Award Presented to Jordan Berens

The Emerging Leaders Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., presented its second Gaining Strength Award to Jordan Berens, director of project management and estimating for Kent Companies, Grand Rapids, MI. The award was established to acknowledge up and coming individuals aged 40 and under, from member companies, who go above and beyond to promote and professionally represent the concrete industry, through their actions in their company and industry organizations.

October 28, 2019
Tape Measures Deliver Standout

Milwaukee Tool has taken tape measures to the next level with the introduction of its redesigned Stud Tape Measures, new Wide Blade Tape Measures and new Compact Tape Measures. These new tapes with enhanced durability will deliver best-in-class blade standout, reaching up to 14 feet.

October 23, 2019
ACI Announces Winners of Annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, who were honored at a Gala event during the Institute’s Concrete Convention & Exposition, October 21, 2019, in Cincinnati, OH, USA.

October 22, 2019
PCA Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption and GDP Growth Annually in Next Two Years

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast which predicts moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.4 percent in 2019, 1.7 percent in 2020, and 1.4 percent in 2021.

October 22, 2019
ASCC's SRMC Awards Chris Plue with Member Owner Safety Award in 2019

The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Chris Plue, senior vice president, Webcor Concrete Division, San Francisco, CA, received its ASCC Member Owner Safety Award for 2019, presented September 19 at the association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

October 22, 2019
Dur-A-Flex Expands Operations, Relocates Distribution Center in Illinois

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional resinous floor and wall systems, is once again expanding its operations, this time in the Midwest, relocating from their current facility in Bensenville to a 15,000 square-foot facility in Roselle, IL.   The facility officially opened for business October 1, 2019.

October 17, 2019