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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.

The Concrete Convention and Exposition Going to Cincinnati, Ohio

More than 2,000 engineers, students, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, October 20-24, 2019, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices.

August 15, 2019
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.

August 14, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Experts Say Maintaining Educational Facility Facades Just as Important as Maintaining Their Interiors

It’s back to school time and facility managers are busily preparing their buildings’ classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias and other interior spaces for the rush of students returning from summer break. Obviously, an important task, but how much consideration is given to ensuring that the building’s exterior façade is also ready?

August 13, 2019
ACI Announces ACI 318-19 Building Code Seminar Dates for 2019

The American Concrete Institute is offering a new series of seminars to focus on the new ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

August 12, 2019
ASCC Presents Safety Summit in Vernon, Iowa

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Mt. Vernon, IA, announce the ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2020. This is a new event, designed to bring those responsible for safety in their companies together for a day of information exchange.

August 8, 2019
Introducing the new Depth Control System by Smith Surface Preparation Solutions

The days of manually adjusting cutter depth are over. SMITH’s new electronic depth control system raises and lowers your cutter with the push of a button.

August 7, 2019
Brokk Hires Central Canada Regional Sales Manager

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, hires John-Paul Duquette as regional sales manager for central Canada. Duquette manages sales for Brokk robotic demolition machines and provides support for new and existing customers throughout Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

August 7, 2019
Cemex USA Supplies Concrete for $1.8 Billion Luxury Project

Cemex USA, a building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities while leveraging its well-connected network across the country, today announced it is expected to deliver an estimated 155,000 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete to supply the construction of The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. 

August 7, 2019
Stainless Steel Fasteners is the Best Option For Corrosive Environments

Corrosion results in billions of dollars of lost income across the United States. Determining if a fastener will be attacked by corrosion can be a primary factor in achieving cost efficiency for long-term maintenance.

August 6, 2019
A Library of Resources for Concrete Paving Contractors and Designers by ASCC

The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, MD has assembled a Paving Tool Kit, a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers. 

August 6, 2019
Aggretex Systems Announces New Distribution Relationships

Aggretex SC, LLC, a leading manufacturing in the decorative concrete space, announced new strategic partnerships with two of the nation’s premier flooring and construction products distributors.

August 6, 2019
Job Hazard Analysis Sheets Released by CPC

The Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, prior to starting work each day, to remind craftsmen of the risks inherent in the work for that day, and the precautions that must be taken to avoid accidents.

August 6, 2019
ACI 318-19 Builidng COde Requirements for Structural Concrete Now Available

The American Concrete Institute announces that ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is now available in print and digital formats.

August 5, 2019
Oldcastle APG Acquires Abbotsford Concrete Products

North America’s leading manufacturer of hardscape building products, Oldcastle APG, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Abbotsford Concrete Products, enhancing APG’s customer experience by expanding product offerings and manufacturing capabilities in its western Canadian region.

August 1, 2019
Mapei's Jeff Johnson to serve on FCICA Executive Board

Mapei Corporation announces that Jeff Johnson, Business Manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairman of Associates on the Executive Board of the Flooring Contractors Association. Elected by FCICA members in good standing, those on the FCICA Executive Board serve a three-year rotational term.

July 31, 2019
Blastrac Global Consolidates Three Business Units

As a leader in surface preparation and polishing products, Blastrac Global is consolidating three of its business units. As market leaders, they are combining resources to take the products of Blastrac, Diamatic, and Cyclone Technology to new heights.

July 31, 2019
Bay Area Ready-Mix Plants first in Cemex USA to earn ISO 14001 Certification

Cemex USA announced today that nine of its ready-mix concrete plants in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California earned the prestigious and internationally-recognized ISO 14001:2015 Certification for their environmental management systems, making the plants the first Cemex ready-mix operations in the United States to achieve the designation.

July 31, 2019
Texas Lath & Plastering Contractors Assoc. Appoints President

Joe Kerlee, Regional Manager for Quikrete Wall Systems in the Southwest was recently appointed president of the Texas Lath & Plastering Contractors Association (TLPCA). In his role, Kerlee helps steer efforts to elevate the quality of stucco manufacturing and installation through the TLPCA’s education and awareness programs targeted at members, building departments, architects and specifiers, builders, lath and plaster contractors across Texas.

July 30, 2019
New Prosoco Cleaner Meets EPA Safer Choice Direct-release Criteria

A new all-purpose cleaner and degreaser from Prosoco called Klean ‘N Release Cleaner is now certified with the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program and meets its direct-release criteria for products with outdoor uses. 

July 29, 2019
Duo Patch Restoration in Panama

The versatility of our Duo Patch – our two-component, polymer modified concrete repair mortar – was on display on a project recently in Cardenas, Panama. Our distributor in the region, Construventas, S. A., partnering with Tecnova Panama, S. A. and coordinating with our SpecChem sales representative Roger Bellido, utilized SpecChem’s repair and restoration line to the tune of over 40,000 square feet of resurfacing, patching and repair.

July 26, 2019