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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.

Oldcastle APG Acquires Eagle Bay Hardscapes/Allied Concrete Products

Oldcastle APG is pleased to announce the acquisition of Allied Concrete Products, enhancing our customer’s experience by expanding product options and distribution. Since 1945, Allied has been an established leader in hardscapes under the Eagle Bay brand, along with Allied concrete masonry and lightweight aggregates in the Richmond/Tidewater region. 

April 2, 2019
The Construction Field vs. Office Chasm Is Real and Getting Bigger

Construction leaders across North America voice strong disagreement on the state of the industry, according to new research. The 2019 People In Construction Report is available from FireStarter Speaking and Consulting, a Raleigh, NC based construction leadership consultancy.

April 2, 2019
WarmlyYours Launches New Design Tool for Quoting Floor Heating

WarmlyYours has launched a new digital tool which is expected to make online quoting for electric floor heating faster and easier.

April 2, 2019
Randall W. Poston Elected President of American Concrete Institute

he American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently introduced its 2019-2020 president, vice president, and four board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Quebec City, QC, Canada.

April 2, 2019
From Custom Builder to Pro Fisherman

Greg DiPalma is living every guy’s dream. After a long run in the construction industry, he’s swapped his tool belt for a fishing rod. The Millville, N.J. native, who spent 16 years working side-by-side with his father at E D Builders, has just completed his first professional Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament --- and he has no plans to return to the construction site.

March 27, 2019
ASV Expands Dealer Presence in Final Months of 2018

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added several new dealers to its dealer network in Q4 of 2018 — R&S Industries, Inc., Robin Rents, and Kruseman Implement, Inc., plus new locations for Heavy Machines, Inc., Buckeye Power Sales and Delta Power Equipment.

March 27, 2019
PCA Praises Bipartisan Reintroduction of the PAID Act of 2019

The Portland Cement Association, representing America’s cement manufacturer’s, lauded the Preserving America’s Infrastructure Dollars (PAID) Act, H.R. 1375, which is bipartisan legislation that would require states to conduct a life-cycle cost analysis on federal-aid road projects over $30 million.

March 26, 2019
Wooster Unveils New Ultra/Pro Firm Paintbrush Variety 3-Pack

The Wooster Brush Company is proud to announce that one of their most popular paintbrush lines—Ultra/Pro® Firm—has grown to include a new variety 3-pack. The Wooster 4188 includes one thin angle sash brush (catalog number 4181-1"), one angle sash brush (catalog number 4174-1½"), and one varnish-style brush (catalog number 4176-2") all conveniently packaged in a resealable clamshell.

March 22, 2019
The BNT-40X Rebar Tier By BN Products-USA

The BNT-40X Tiger Tier™ is the next generation rebar tying tool. It is lightweight and has a compact, easy to hold, glove friendly grip. The tool is well balanced and is designed to tie rebars as fast as you can pull the trigger.

March 21, 2019
High Performance Systems Expands Decorative Flooring to Include Metallic Epoxy Floors

For over 30 years, High Performance Systems has specialized in installing resinous floors. Recently HPS Corp. has expanded their robust catalog of products offered to include metallic epoxy floors.

March 21, 2019
Scott System Has been Acquired
March 20, 2019
Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding Signed

The ICC Evaluation Service, the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, and the China Academy of Building Research entered into a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding to help streamline the evaluation processes for manufacturers in North America, the European Union and China.

March 20, 2019
PCA Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption Growth at 2.3 Percent in 2019

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Spring Forecast which envisions strong to moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.3% in 2019; compared to the Fall 2018 forecast this represents a marginal slowing in the pace of growth.

March 19, 2019
Bon's 2019 Master Catalog Now Available

Bon’s line of contractor-grade hand tools and materials for the building trades has been expanded with over 350 new parts which are included in the recently released annual issue of Bon’s Master Catalog. This 2019 catalog includes over 5,000 parts, representing the majority of Bon’s product offering.

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Safe Operator of the Year Recipient

The American Concrete Pumping Association is pleased to announce Bobby Blankenship as the recipient of its 2018 Safe Operator of the Year award.

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Releases New Concrete Pump Operator Video

The American Concrete Pumping Association created a new video called Day in the Life of a Concrete Pump Operator to support the ACPA Workforce Development program.  

March 18, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

The ACPA is pleased to announce the election of its new executive board at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on January 23, 2019 in Las Vegas. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly elected Executive Board includes:

March 18, 2019
Thermal-Chem Announces new Epoxy Gel Material

Thermal-Chem is excited to announce a new addition to their concrete repair and restoration line; 729 ArmorGel is a three-component, epoxy gel repair system designed for small concrete repairs.

March 18, 2019
Survey Shows Many Contractors Struggling to Meet Project Deadlines as Labor Shortage Persists

Results from the Q1 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) indicate the labor shortage continues to pose major challenges to the industry, causing firms to ask skilled workers to do more work (81%), struggle to meet deadlines (70%), increase costs for new work (63%), and reject new projects (40%).

March 14, 2019
New Quikrete Fastset Stucco Patch Makes Repairs Easy, Fast and Effective

Stucco accounts for about 20 percent of the current residential siding market, and while the material is durable, it will inevitably require maintenance. Quikrete, the leading manufacturer of pre-blended commercial-grade cement and concrete products, has made stucco repair easier, faster and more effective with its new Quikrete FastSet Stucco Patch.

March 13, 2019