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Category: Concrete coatings

Western Specialty Contractors restores open-air St. Andrew by the Sea Catholic Church in North Padre Island, Texas

The Diocese of Corpus Christi contacted the concrete restoration experts at Western Specialty Contractors – San Antonio, TX Branch to restore the church to its original beauty and integrity, and to protect and extend its service life. The church had numerous chips, cracks and spalls on the concrete pews, under the roof structure and around repair patches. Every structural beam and column within the pavilion also needed repair, as well as a wooden cross and bell tower at the top of the church.

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Sherwin-Williams names key partners for new global headquarters and R&D center project

The Sherwin-Williams Company today announced the key external partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.; HGA Architects and Engineers, LLC (HGA); Vocon Partners, LLC; and Welty Gilbane, are among the key project partners announced in the press release.

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Rodda Paint Company introduces new SharkSkin® Primer/Sealer

Rodda Paint Company announces the release of SharkSkin Primer/Sealer — a new flexible, semi-elastomeric, acrylic water-based Primer/Sealer designed to stabilize surfaces and increase the adhesion of solid top coats, such as SharkSkin Solid Hide stain. SharkSkin Primer/Sealer is formulated to promote adhesion to structurally sound surfaces, such as CMU, plaster and concrete as well as horizontal and vertical wood surfaces.

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ICP Building Solutions Group names new Division President

ICP Building Solutions Group has named Jay Doubman its new Division President. “Jay is a tremendous addition to our leadership team, and I’m confident in his ability to lead our organization as we continue developing professional innovative products and solutions,” said Doug Mattscheck, President and CEO, ICP Group. “Adding Jay’s expertise will be invaluable in our pursuit of new growth in revenue and profitability.”

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SSPC and NACE announce ad-hoc integration teams

SSPC and NACE announced July 24 the launch of thirteen ad-hoc teams which have been convened to begin the process of combining the associations. The teams were appointed by the SSPC-NACE Steering Committee and consist of members and staff from both organizations. Each team is focused on a different area of the associations’ operations and services.

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ChemMasters®, Inc. acquires Vexcon® Chemicals

ChemMasters, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Philadelphia-based concrete chemical manufacturer Vexcon Chemicals. Founded in 1974, Vexcon manufactures a broad line of concrete chemicals including both water and solvent borne cure & seals, highway cures, sealers, water repellents, densifiers, hardeners and treatments sold under brands such as Certi-Vex®, Certi-Vex Envio® Cure, Certi-Vex Penseal, PowerSeal®, and StarSeal®.

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American Concrete Institute transitions its convention to virtual event

Due to local, state, and federal regulations, and to protect the health and safety of attendees, the American Concrete Institute announces the transition of the ACI Concrete Convention from an in-person event in Raleigh, NC, USA, this October, to a 100% virtual event.  The ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will be held over similar dates at the end of October.  Attendees to the ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will collaborate on advancing concrete codes, specifications, and practices during hundreds of committee meetings.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.