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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.

ASV Holdings, Inc. Signs Definitive Merger Agreement With Yanmar Holdings

ASV Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Yanmar Holdings.

June 27, 2019
Eliminate Damage to Wedge Anchors During Installation

Damaging the threads on a wedge anchor during installation is a common cause of escalating costs and diminishing longevity of applications. Care must be taken not to damage the threads during installation. Awareness of several basic practices will result in protecting the wedge anchor threads, which will increase cost effectiveness on the job site.

June 27, 2019
Synthetic Latex Polymers Markets Will See Changes in China, India, and North America, According to Kline

Despite China’s economic slowdown, consumption of synthetic latex polymers in the country is expected to exceed that of North America by 2023. Meanwhile, India only holds a 5.2% share of global consumption in 2018, but it is the fastest-growing market for SLP globally, finds a just-released report covering the SLP markets of China, India, and North America. To learn key insights, register for an upcoming webinar.  

June 26, 2019
ACI Certification Verify App Now Available for Download

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released its new ACI Certification Verify app.  The app allows users to quickly and easily verify the status of ACI-certified individuals through three search options: (1) verify an individual’s certification ID number, (2) search by an individual’s name, and (3) find the total number of ACI-certified individuals in an area. 

June 26, 2019
American Concrete Institute Releases New ACI 562-19 Repair Code

The American Concrete Institute announces that ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary is now available in print and digital formats.

June 24, 2019
MAPEI donates product and volunteers for Project Vegas

Mapei has partnered with the charity organization AEC Cares for “ProjectVegas,” donating time and materials in order to improve conditions at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rescue Mission is composed of a campus that takes up two city blocks in downtown Las Vegas and provides beds, clothing, and recovery programs, as well as an estimated 30,000 meals to hundreds of men, women and children per month.

June 19, 2019
Brokk Appoints First Business Development Manager

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, appoints Jeff Keeling as its first business development manager. Keeling transitioned from the role of Brokk’s midwestern regional sales manager to the new position earlier this year. He works closely with regional sales managers to develop and grow the Brokk brand in key segments across the United States and Canada. He is also responsible for educational initiatives aimed at helping customers maximize their Brokk machines’ potential.

June 19, 2019
Highly Respected Concrete Coating Manufacturers Dive into Contracting Side of Business

With superior knowledge of product formulation and application, Daniel and Leane Owen have launched Phoenix-based Tenec Coatings, which offers residential, commercial and industrial clients a new, high-quality option for concrete coatings installation, flooring removal and specialty flooring services, including concrete polishing and moisture remediation.

June 19, 2019
Nox-Crete names Lori Reid New Company President

Lori Reid has been named President of Nox-Crete Products Group, Inc., a promotion that comes three years after she joined the team as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Established in 1956, Nox-Crete Products Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemical products for the concrete construction industry.

June 18, 2019
Trade Association Leaders Provide Insights at TACA Annual Meeting

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) – the leading state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement and associated industries –welcomed more than 360 attendees to its 65th Annual Meeting June 12-14, 2019 at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas.

June 17, 2019
Build Your Future Florida Established to Expand the Qualified Construction Workforce

Recognizing the need to address the shortage of skilled craft professionals in Florida, the Construction Workforce Taskforce partnered with Build Your Future to establish Build Your Future Florida. With a wide range of information to help people interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry, Build Your Future Florida aims to provide a collaboration between construction associations, employers and government to satisfy the increased demand in skilled construction workers by attracting interested applicants.

June 17, 2019
ASCE Seeks Comments on Updated Professional Standard

ASCE will conduct a public comment period on the update to ASCE/CI 71-XX Identifying Quantifying and Proving Loss of Productivity. The public comment period will be held from June 12, 2019 to July 29, 2019.

June 13, 2019
Announcing Changes in Executive Leadership at Texas Bomanite

Chandler Balch and Tyler Balch have taken over the day to day responsibilities of managing Texas Bomanite. Chandler’s new role as President / Principal will include Field Operations oversight, while Tyler will be responsible for Estimating and Project Management in addition to the Financial Operations. Scott has moved into the role of Chairman.

June 13, 2019
ASV Bolsters Dealer Network in First Quarter of 2019

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added new dealers to its dealer network in Q1 of 2019 — King Hydraulic Inc. and Barry Equipment Co. Inc., plus a location for Northwoods Hydraulic & Equipment Inc.

June 13, 2019
Seven Safety Tips to Protect Construction Workers From Extreme Heat

Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers.Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Every year, construction workers become ill on the job and some even lose their lives due to heat exposure.

June 12, 2019
Shotcrete Contractor Education and Shotcrete Inspector Education Programs to be Offered in Fall 2019

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is pleased to offer two education seminars in Fall 2019. The Shotcrete Contractor Education program covers best practices by the contractor for quality shotcrete construction and will be available at ASA headquarters, Farmington Hills, Mich., Sept. 28, 2019.

June 12, 2019
Atlantic County New Jersey Board of Freeholders Supports Stronger Building Standards

The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders voted unanimously to support a piece of legislation making its way through the New Jersey state legislature, which seeks to improve safety standards and building materials for new low and mid-rise lightweight construction.

June 11, 2019
New Fire Safety Measure Garners Praise in Los Angeles

Gloria Colazo, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, St. Jude Health Centers and International Director - Business Associations for the El Salvador Chamber of Commerce, endorses a new fire safety ordinance introduced by Council members Bob Blumenfield and Monica Rodriguez.

June 10, 2019
Introducing the Husqvarna LP 9505

The new LP 9505 is a powerful, easy-to-operate trench compactor that delivers superb productivity in demanding trench compaction jobs. Whether in steep, tight or loose soils, the LP 9505 will get the job done on time.

June 7, 2019
Brian Barnes joins PROSOCO from Helifix

Brian Barnes is the new sales manager for Prosoco's masonry anchoring products, including masonry restoration anchors and wall ties. The anchoring system of products is part of PROSOCO’s recent acquisition of Construction Tie Products.

June 7, 2019