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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.

Brokk Introduces B300, Next Generation Demolition Robot

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduces the new Brokk 300, which features 40 percent more demolition power than its predecessor, the Brokk 280. It also boasts Brokk SmartConcept technological features that improve power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics.

February 27, 2019
Laticrete Celebrates Top Applicators with Second Annual Supercap Awards

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, recently celebrated top Laticrete Supercap self-leveling underlayment applicators with its second annual Applicator of the Year and Spirit of Supercap Awards. 

February 26, 2019
KAI Hires Matt Westphal as President of KAI Design, KAI Engineering

KAI announces the appointment of Matt Westphal as President of KAI Design and KAI Engineering.

February 26, 2019
Chromaflo Technologies to Introduce a Host of New Technologies

Chromaflo Technologies, the premier global provider of colorant technology solutions, will introduce a host of new technologies at the European Coatings Show March 19-21, 2019 in Nuremberg. To find out more, visit the Chromaflo booth in Hall 7, booth 7-167.

February 26, 2019
Don Gordon inducted into NCMA's Hall of Fame

Don Gordon, retired vice president of sales of CarbonCure Technologies, Inc., Dartmouth, NS, Canada, and previous owner and president of Atlas Block Company out of Midland, Ontario in Canada, was presented with NCMA’s Hall of Fame award February 14, 2019 at association’s Annual Convention held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area hotel.

February 25, 2019
Karl Watson, Sr. inducted into NCMA's Hall of Fame

Retired president of Rinker Materials Karl H. Watson, Sr., who helped grow the West Palm Beach-based company that helped build Disney World and Cape Canaveral to be the largest producer of concrete block and ready-mix in the country -- was presented with NCMA’s Hall of Fame award February 14, 2019 at the association’s Annual Convention held at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs Area hotel.

February 25, 2019
Aquanil Plus Penetrating Silane Sealers Now Available with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor Protection

ChemMasters, Inc. has announced the addition of three new versions to its popular Aquanil Plus line of deep penetrating, chemically reactive silane sealers.  The new Aquanil Plus MCI series silane sealers feature the addition of a migrating corrosion inhibitor (MCI) for superior corrosion protection of structural steel and rebar in concrete in a single application.

February 22, 2019
Sakrete Launches Augmented Reality Application for Concrete Calculations

Sakrete, a leader in concrete, concrete-related products and technical support, released its new mobile app that calculates the amount of product needed with a simple scan of a project space. The Sakrete augmented-reality based application uses spatial computing to measure and estimate different jobs, saving contractors time, product and money. Launched at World of Concrete 2019, the app recommends the correct Sakrete product and quantity, and directs users to their closest retail location for purchasing.

February 20, 2019
Mom Designs First Concrete Pipe Tiny Home

With the prevalence of homelessness and overpopulation across the country, Rinker Materials and the American Institute of Architecture Students joined forces to make affordable, high-quality housing a reality through the vision of architectural student Sandra D. Guillen. A native of La Paz, Bolivia and the single mother of a 12-year-old son, Guillen tapped personal experiences to win the Rinker Materials/AIAS Pipe Dream tiny home design contest. Based on her design, the first tiny home built from concrete pipe in the U.S. was revealed at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas on Feb. 19th, 2019.

February 19, 2019
Honda Engines Expands Mini-Four Stroke Engine Lineup

All-New Honda GX50 Delivers More Power and Class-Leading Performance in a Lightweight Package for Demanding Applications

February 18, 2019
Aquajet Systems Upgrades its Aqua Cutter Hydrodemolition Robots with Versatile Super Lance 3000

Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, introduces a new, more versatile lance system for its Aqua Cutter hydrodemolition robots. The Super Lance 3000 replaces the previous lance and allows contractors to use a single lance for any pressure up to 43,500 psi (3,000 bar).

February 14, 2019
Elastocolor Offerings Now Include High-performance Primer, Textured Coating

MAPEI recently extended its Elastocolor product line of coatings to include Elastocolor Primer AR, an alkaline-resistant primer, and Elastocolor Texture, a high-build, textured coating. These two products offer high performance for a variety of cementitious substrates.

February 13, 2019
WarmlyYours Report: 2018 Amazon Radiant Heating Sales Nearly Tripled

According to a recent industry report, the retail giant, Amazon, continued to be a huge driver of radiant heating sales in 2018.

February 12, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Offering FREE Comprehensive eBook on Property Inspections and Maintenance

Properly maintaining a building, facility or structure is one of the most challenging, yet important tasks of a facility manager or property owner. Knowing which building components are the most vital, when those components should be inspected and how they should be maintained over time can be overwhelming to the inexperienced, and even the most experienced facility manager.

February 12, 2019
Butterfield Color Project of the Year Winners Announced

Butterfield Color’s introductory 2018 Project of the Year contest proved to be an overwhelming success based on the extent and quality of the projects submitted. The contest garnered over 60 entries total nationwide across the 3 categories: Residential, Commercial and Municipal.

February 11, 2019
Reduce Impact of Lead in the Environment with Zamac Fasteners

Concrete fasteners have successfully adapted to meet the ever-changing regulations related to protecting the environment. While maintaining their original design concepts, anchors have evolved over the decades to offer improved safety and upgraded support for conservation concerns.

February 11, 2019
Vacuworx Adds New Members to North American Sales Team

Vacuworx is pleased to announce the expansion of its North American sales force with the addition of three new members to their existing team going into 2019.

February 11, 2019
Jon-Don Acquires Quest Building Products

Jon-Don, a leading supplier of equipment, consumables, and know-how to specialty contractors, is expanding its distribution network with the acquisition of Quest Building Products, an Anaheim-based distributor of concrete surface prep products, equipment, and service.

February 7, 2019
Long-time Dallas Community Leader Darren L. James, AIA, Named President of KAI Enterprises

KAI Enterprises, an integrated architectural, engineering and construction services firm, is pleased to announce that long-time Dallas community leader Darren L. James, AIA, has been named President of KAI Enterprises. The leadership change reflects the company’s vision to grow, connect and transform communities across the country.

February 7, 2019
Milwaukee Introduces New Measurement Technology with RedstickDigital Levels

Milwaukee Tool continues to develop new technology for enhanced jobsite productivity with the introduction of Redstick Digital Levels w/ Pinpoint Measurement Technology. With a dynamic, 360° full-color display, a proprietary calibration process, and powered by Milwaukee’s USB RedLithium battery, Redstick Digital Levels provide the best user experience, are the most accurate levels on the market, and the world’s first rechargeable digital levels.

February 7, 2019