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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.

Fox Blocks ICF Acquires TrueGrid

Airlite Plastics acquired TrueGrid on April 15, 2019, adding the permeable paving grid system to its line of environmentally sustainable construction products.

April 17, 2019
Carbide 101: A Primer on Tungsten Carbide

Bosch Power Tools Accessories Group Manager Tom Grego Answers Questions About Carbide Use in the Concrete Industry

April 16, 2019
INSTALL Works Alongside Industry Experts for Concrete Polishing Curriculum

INSTALL, the flooring industry’s most endorsed and specified training program, is leading the charge in developing and implementing a comprehensive concrete polishing curriculum. The organization has worked hand-in-hand with manufacturers, contractors and industry influencers over the past few years to craft a new curriculum based on real-world challenges. Today, this landmark training is nearing completion and will soon be implemented across the United States and Canada.

April 15, 2019
The Code Council Assessment Center receives ANSI accreditation

The International Code Council Assessment Center received the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for Residential Building Inspector and Commercial Building Inspector certifications. Accreditation is the hallmark of a quality certification program, and ANSI accreditation is recognized globally.

April 15, 2019
Advanced Surfaces Inc. Celebrates 40 Years

2019 marks a major milestone for Advanced Surfaces Inc. as they are celebrating their 40th year in business! This year has been a reflection on how far their company has come and the relationships they have forged with their customers over 40 plus years.

April 15, 2019
Introducing Summit AP Polishing Wheels

Alpha is pleased to introduce Summit AP Polishing Wheels. This enhanced version of our popular Summit Resin will now polish Engineered Stone and Quartz Surfaces in addition to Granite, Marble and Limestone.

April 12, 2019
Bon's Tote Provides Easiest Way to Carry Tools to the Jobsite

Bon’s new Bull Float Tote Bag holds one bull float, channel float or fresno with a bracket attached and four handles. The open ended tote is constructed from durable nylon and is equipped with plastic feet that run the full length of the tote to help keep the items upright and stabilized. Tools stay secured, protected and organized for storing and transporting.

April 12, 2019
The Concrete Countertop Institute has Announced Brand New Classes for Aspiring Creative Concrete Professionals

The Concrete Countertop Institute has announced brand new classes for aspiring creative concrete professionals.

April 10, 2019
Create Stronger Concrete with new Strength-enhancing Technology

Master X-Seed 55 is a patent-pending, strength-enhancing admixture that improves both early and late-age strength development in concrete, while supporting sustainable construction. Master X-Seed 55 admixture is based on a unique technology that facilitates improved cement hydration, thus enhancing strength development.

April 9, 2019
New Bosch Cordless Bulldog Rotary Hammer Now Available

The time is always right to combine cordless performance with power and safety in a jobsite-tough rotary hammer. That’s what Bosch has done with the GBH18V-26D 18V EC Brushless 1 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer with CORE18V battery, which combines corded-like performance with next-generation Lithium-ion 21700 cell technology.

April 9, 2019
PCA Announces 2019 Chairman's Safety Performance Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards, which recognize outstanding safety performance in the manufacturing of portland cement, the core ingredient used in all forms of concrete. Presented at the 3rd Annual Cement and Concrete Fly-In event, the nine winners were selected from 98 cement facilities across the country.

April 9, 2019
PCA Announces 2019 Safety Innovation Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association announced the winners of the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards, which recognize creative safety-enhancing projects in the cement industry.  Presented at the 3rdAnnual Cement and Concrete Fly-In event, the winners were determined by a panel of judges that evaluated innovative submissions from across the country in five categories: distribution, pyro-processing, general facility, quarry and mine, and milling and grinding.

April 9, 2019
Venator's Davis Colors Launches New Line of Pigment Dosing Machines

The Davis Colors division of global chemical company Venator has launched three new advanced, automatic, pigment dosing machines that can make the production of colored ready-mix concrete cleaner, more consistent and, in some cases, twice as quick.

April 8, 2019
ACI Foundation Announces New Trustees

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new trustees—Robert J. Frosch and William E. Rushing. They join Michael J. Schneider, current Chair of the Board of Trustees, who begins his second three-year term, and eight other serving trustees.

April 4, 2019
ACI Foundation Announces New Leadership for Concrete Research Council

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Aleksandra Radlinska as Chair of the Foundation’s Concrete Research Council, and Scott Anderson, PE, as the Chair of the Scholarship Council. These appointments were effective at the close of the American Concrete Institute’s spring convention on March 28, 2019.

April 4, 2019
Air-Shield Aluminum Sheet Membrane from W.R. Meadows

New from W. R. Meadows comes Air-Shield Aluminum Sheet Membrane self-adhering air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier. This roll-type product comprised of aluminum bonded to specially modified asphalt is nominally 40 mils thick. Its aluminum properties allow for an extended 12-month exposure time.

April 4, 2019
Founder of Scott System Inc. Retires

It is a bitter sweet moment as Buck and Mo Scott announce their retirement and the sale of their company. Scott System has provided unique form liner and brick inlay products to the construction industry for over 50 years.

April 4, 2019
American Concrete Institute Announces Winners of Student Competitions

The American Concrete Institute announces the winners of its Mortar Workability Competition and Eco Concrete Competition, held recently at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Quebec City, QC, Canada.

April 3, 2019
Amerimix AMX 485 High Performance Stone Veneer Mortar Wins Most Innovative Product Award

Amerimix AMX 485 Ultimate Stone Veneer Mortar from Oldcastle has won the Industry Choice Award in World of Concrete’s 2019 Most Innovative Products (MIP) in the Masonry Materials and Equipment category. The MIP award winners were selected by World of Concrete attendees and the audiences of Concrete Construction Magazine along with publisher Hanley Wood’s panel of industry experts based on the innovation they represent to the industry.

April 3, 2019
Versatile Launches New Ultra High Solids Polyaspartic Top Coat

With a solids content of 97% + 3%, this new Polyaspartic High Build Topcoat allows film thickness to build in excess of typical standard systems with water like clarity that leaves a mirror like reflection with any object that sits upon it.

April 3, 2019