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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.

ASCC to Hold 18th Annual Conference in Chicago in September 2019

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, will hold its eighteenth Annual Conference September 19-22, 2019 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL. Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking.

May 23, 2019
ASC Announces the 2020 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference & EXPO

The Adhesive and Sealant Council is pleased to announce that it will officially host the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference scheduled for April 20-22, 2020 in Chicago. The theme will be "Securing the Future." Serving as co-hosts are the Asia Regional Adhesive Council and FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry.

May 23, 2019
CPC Certification Relaunched by ASCC

The Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO, has relaunched its Tradesman and Craftsman certifications. The certification programs were begun by the Concrete Polishing Association of America, precursor of the CPC.

May 23, 2019
What Builders and Homeowners Need to Know About Meeting Energy Code Requirements

If you live in Pennsylvania, or 26 other states that have adopted building codes with energy requirements, you want to know a person like Chaz Steffen from Ideal Living Environments Inc. A certified Home Energy Rating Systems rater, Steffen regularly performs tests to help builders assure that homes under construction meet local and state energy codes.

May 23, 2019
High Performance Systems Releases New Product

For over 30 years High Performance Systems has specialized in installing resinous floors for overnight production shutdowns. Facility disruptions are a cost driver that reduces production volume and generates opportunity cost because the time lost due to disruptions could have been spent making products and generating profit.

May 21, 2019
Rapid Setting Multi-Functional Repair Mortar

ChemMasters Inc. has announced the introduction of “ChemPatch RS”, a versatile single component cementitious repair mortar for a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and overhead repairs to concrete substrates.  ChemPatch RS is specially formulated to produce a light color concrete mortar that blends well with surrounding concrete, with accelerated set and high early strength. 

May 21, 2019
Metabo HPT Launches the Industry's First 10" Cordless/Corded MultiVolt Table Saw

Metabo HPT introduces the industry’s first 10” MultiVoltTM Table Saw- model C3610DRJQ4. It’s Cordless, It’s Corded- It’s BOTH! With its large table size and extended rip capacity, this saw from Metabo HPTs MultiVolt platform offers a solid tool for the jobsite.

May 20, 2019
Western Specialty Contractors Dismantles, Reconstructs 19th Century Historic Fa├žade

The historic Dental Professional Building at 2358 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood may no longer exist, but through the expertise of Western Specialty Contractors – Chicago Masonry branch, its façade is still visible today as a significant element of the new Lincoln Common mixed-use development Lincoln Avenue street wall.

May 16, 2019
DSM to Drive Sustainable Coating Resins Solutions

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has today announced that it will phase out 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, commonly known as NMP, from its Resins product portfolio. In this way, DSM aims to drive the highest health and safety standards and strengthen its leadership in sustainable and innovative resins.

May 16, 2019
Coatings for Industry Launches New Website

Coatings for Industry, Inc has launched a completely new website,, delivering in-depth resources to its customers and professionals across the many industries the company serves.

May 15, 2019
Mega Warehouse Created with Superior Walls Precast Concrete Panels

When time is of the essence in a large project, individually-placed concrete blocks just won’t work. That’s what Chris Boel discovered when construction started on his new 16-unit warehouse in Toms River, N.J. The solution? Boel turned to precast concrete panels from Superior Walls.

May 15, 2019
M Property Services Hires New Director of Design/Build & Construction Management

M Property Services proudly announces the hiring of Dr. Ramona Tumblin-Rucker, PEng, MBA, MPM, CHC, as Director of Design/Build & Construction Management.

May 14, 2019
Trio of Construction Firms Acquire St. Louis-Based Leonard Masonry Inc.

Alberici Corporation, Byrne & Jones Construction and Central Building & Preservation, L.P. have jointly acquired the assets of the venerable St. Louis construction firm Leonard Masonry, Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed

May 13, 2019
Wagner Meters Introduces the New Rapid RH L6 System with Total Reader

Wagner Meters introduces the Rapid RH L6 system, an enhanced version of the already popular Rapid RH system, which consolidates many concrete moisture testing features into a simpler process while featuring advanced technology that makes reporting faster, easier, and more reliable, even in concrete with higher relative humidity (RH).

May 13, 2019
Ardex Americas supports INSTALL with Polished Toppings Training

INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is in the process of rolling out polished concrete training. In support of this training, Ardex Americas created a polished topping curriculum for INSTALL and implemented the training by providing an instructor. Among the first polished topping training locations were: New Jersey Local 251, Detroit Local 248 and Ohio Local 373.

May 10, 2019
Adenna and NuTrend Disposables Finalize Merger

The previously announced merger of Adenna and NuTrend is complete and will become official April 1, 2019. The intent to merge the two independent companies was announced last September, with the operations of both companies being consolidated under the Adenna name.

May 10, 2019
Walter P Moore Announces the Opening of Their New Office in Charlotte, North Carolina

International engineering firm Walter P Moore opens its 20th U.S. office in Charlotte, North Carolina, appointing Chuck Cardwell as the Managing Director for the firm's Structures Group, which encompasses structural engineering, enclosure engineering, construction engineering, secure design, and parking consulting. The Charlotte office officially opened on May 6, 2019.

May 9, 2019
Harlem Wood-Framed Apartment Fire Kills Family of 6

A fire erupted at a 109-year old wood-framed apartment building in Harlem, claiming the lives of 6 people, including two girls ages 11 and 6 and two boys ages 8 and 3. Three others suffered from smoke inhalation and required hospitalization.

May 9, 2019
Reaching Net Zero Emissions From the Cement Industry Sector is Possible by Mid Century

Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from the cement sector is technically and financially possible by 2060 according to the Sectoral Focus published today by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). This Sectoral Focus presents in more detail the underlying analysis on cement industry decarbonization that fed into the ETC’s integrated report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century.

May 8, 2019
Stacked Home Made from Superior Walls Precast Concrete Panels

Ethan Graff is a logistics guy. Perhaps it’s his dedication to finding solutions that intrigued him about precast concrete panels. Having previously learned about the wall panels while working on a programming job at Northeast Precast, it’s no surprise that when it came time to build his own home, he turned to Superior Walls products.

May 8, 2019