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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.

ACI Symposium Releases Online Courses

The American Concrete Institute has added two online, on-demand courses to its ACI University: Ward R. Malisch Concrete Construction Symposium Parts 1 and 2. The courses cover information on concrete constructability issues in honor of Dr. Ward R. Malisch, a former senior managing director and an Honorary Member of ACI. Malisch is presently concrete construction specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

June 6, 2019
John Buser Lost at Sea

John Buser of Dust Collection Products was declared lost at sea in the San Diego area on April 20. He set sail on his sailboat April 17 and never returned. After his unmanned boat was found off the coast of Point Loma, an extensive search involving multiple agencies was launched. After three days, it was called off.

June 5, 2019
Franchises Now Available for Concrete Log System Dealers

Everlasting Concrete Logs, a family-owned and -operated business in Texas that developed a concrete logcladding system for interiors and exteriors, is now offering franchise opportunities nationwide.

June 5, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Launches New Website

Western Specialty Contractors has launched a new website with several enhancements aimed at improving overall navigation and customer interaction.

June 5, 2019
Brokk Introduces the MMB326 Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, delivers a sleek, low-profile design and impressive power-to-weight ratio with the new MMB326 hydraulic drifter rock drill attachment from TEI Rock Drills.

June 5, 2019
Build with Strength Applauds Los Angeles City Councilmembers in Motion to Strengthen Building Codes

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, along with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, introduced “Building a Safer Los Angeles,” a motion to strengthen fire safety standards.

June 5, 2019
American Society of Concrete Contractors Publishes 44th Position Statement

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-fourth Position Statement, “Measuring Air Content in Non-Air-Entrained Concrete.”  ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.

June 5, 2019
Sundek Releases SunLastic Water Proofing System

Sundek, an industry leader in decorative concrete coatings since 1970, expands line to include decorative waterproofing solutions. Waterproofing membranes are now available with Sundek’s extensive line of decorative coatings suitable for all commercial and residential applications.

June 4, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Offers Advice on Conducting Exterior Property Inspections

Building owners and managers often struggle with determining when and how often to perform exterior property inspections. An essential part of sustaining an attractive property and minimizing risk, inspections conducted at the right frequency and schedule are an important element for a property’s overall success.

June 4, 2019
Graycor Adds Weston Tanner as Director, Construction Technology and Innovation

Graycor, Inc., a leading provider of construction, maintenance and facilities services, announced that Weston Tanner has joined the company as Director, Construction Technology and Innovation.

June 4, 2019
American Concrete Pumping Association Releases New Safe Driving Video

The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) announced its newly updated Proper Driving Techniques video. In the video, the ACPA addresses the No. 1 safety hazard for concrete pumpers. The video is available in both English and Spanish language versions and addresses safety practices proven to help pumpers avoid driving accidents -- the most common types of accidents involving concrete pumps.

June 3, 2019
Concrete Industry Forum Showcases New Technologies

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its Technology Forum 46, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August 27-29, 2019. The forum will include several technology showcases that highlight new and innovative equipment, materials, and applications that have the potential to advance the industry.

May 31, 2019
PCA Commemorates National Dam Safety Awareness Day

The Portland Cement Association announced the re-establishment of a Geotechnical Group supporting cement-based solutions for water resources to coincide with National Dam Safety Awareness Day, providing a boost to the technical support available for dam safety nationwide.

May 31, 2019
Donaldson Company Announces 10.5 Percent Dividend Increase

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase to its quarterly cash dividend and authorized a new share repurchase program.

May 31, 2019
Donaldson Company to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

Donaldson Company Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration products and solutions, today announced that members of its management team will participate in two upcoming investor conferences.

May 30, 2019
Cemex Completes Deployment of Cemex Go With Customers Worldwide

CEMEX announced it has successfully completed the deployment of its CEMEX Go platform worldwide, setting the foundation for a higher standard of customer service in the global building materials industry. CEMEX is committed to proactively developing innovative products and cutting-edge solutions to help fulfill its customers’ business needs.

May 30, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Applies Protective Waterproofing to New Milner Library Plaza

Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, IL branch recently helped to replace and protect a new concrete plaza surrounding Milner Library at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. The project was put on an aggressive four-month schedule to complete before the winter set in.

May 29, 2019
Simpson Strong-Tie Renews Lead Sponsorship for Habitat Strong

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has renewed its support of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Strong program. Simpson Strong-Tie remains the leading sponsor of the program.

May 28, 2019
MBW Announces Hiring of New Engineer Manager

MBW, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Christy Matuszewki as the Engineer Manager. Christy comes to MBW with 20 plus years of engineering and management experience. Christy holds a BS from Marquette University as well as BA in Mathematics and Business & Management and an MBA from Alverno College.

May 28, 2019
Revolutionary Product: The Tapcon Masonry Anchor

Tapcon Screws attaching wood to concrete“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.

May 28, 2019