Category: Company News Color and Design

Boral® Bricks and Forterra Brick announce name of joint venture: Meridian™ Brick

Leading brick manufacturers merge to increase distribution footprint and product offerings   ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boral® Bricks and Forterra Brick, leading manufacturers and suppliers of sustainable building products and construction materials, announced today the name of their joint venture, Meridian™ Brick. Serving both United States and Canadian markets, Meridian Brick builds on the two companies’ histories of innovation while uniting the strength and passion of their personnel to deliver a broader range of high-quality products and solutions as well as superior services and support across a larger network. A New Direction The new name, suggested by Debbie Brady, Director of Sales for Forterra Brick and 32-year industry veteran, speaks to the new direction the joint venture will take toward both performance gains and cost reductions. Meridian is defined as a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth’s surface. With the definition in mind, Brady added “Meridian represents the joining of two companies, their people and the promise they bring to the future.” The new logo conveys the cornerstone of two companies merging into a unified, diverse structure focused on elevating the new brand while also communicating to the market-at-large the influence the combined presence delivers. The angular, upward motion of the mark denotes both innovation and strength while simultaneously representing an iconic brick structure. The Future Customers, suppliers and employees will...

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Richman Signature Properties partners with Laurel & Wolf to rewrite rules of interior design in luxury rentals

The rules of interior design for rental living are being reimagined thanks to a new partnership between Richman Signature Properties, a leader in luxury rental communities, and nationally lauded online interior design service Laurel & Wolf. The collaboration, which launched this summer, provides access to a professional team of certified designers, expert insights on interior design trends and a collection of on-trend paint colors selected exclusively for Richman Signature Properties’ luxury rental communities to help residents create one-of-a-kind living spaces. Upon moving into one of its luxury communities, residents of Richman Signature Properties may choose one of three special...

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TimberTech® Premium Decking and Rail featured on Archadeck’s Design Excellence Award Winner

TimberTech®, a premier low maintenance, high quality and durable outdoor building products brand, is featured in the winning design of Archadeck Outdoor Living’s Design Excellence competition. The deck design was awarded the top spot from more than 40 entries received by Archadeck, a leading deck building franchise specializing in custom creations. The award recognizes the designs and building products that take outdoor spaces to the next level. The winning deck was created by the team at Archadeck’s Nova Scotia location, and features TimberTech’s premium decking, rail and lighting throughout the elaborate multi-level and multi-functional deck. The award-winning design showcases...

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OLYMPIC® Paints & Stains was awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

With more than 150 gallons of OLYMPIC® MAXIMUM® stain and 33,000 WOOSTER® paint brushes, the Olympic Paints and Stains brand of PPG achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest paintbrush mosaic. Hundreds of shoppers and guests at 21 LOWE’S® locations across the Midwest and east coast helped to build the 350-square-foot mosaic as part of the Olympic Maximum stain tour. The tour stopped first in Indianapolis in early May, where the paintbrush mosaic of stained Adirondack chairs overlooking a colorful sunset began. Each tour attendee along the 1,500-mile route could dip a paintbrush in Olympic Maximum stain...

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‘All in One’ stain/finish joins Vermont Natural Coatings product line

Vermont Natural Coatings, an independent manufacturer of naturally derived whey-based wood finishes, introduced All-In-One Stain & Finish with Polywhey® Technology. The product is reported to offer vibrant color, durability, ease of application, neutral odor, soap-and-water cleanup, and “ultra-low” VOCs. The company also announced the availability of begun a complementary product, the Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, designed to condition wood to accept stain without blotches or streaks. The product is now being shipped to Vermont Natural Coatings’ independent retail partners. Vermont Natural Coatings, based in Hardwick, Vt., says it is an environmentally sustainable business producing PolyWhey naturally derived wood finishes without the use of toxic chemicals. PolyWhey is a patented formula using whey, a byproduct of cheese making, as a key ingredient. The PolyWhey formula was developed as a collaboration of farmers, furniture makers and scientists at the University of Vermont as part of an effort to expand the value of Vermont agricultural and forestry industries, the company says. The PolyWhey line of Interior floor and furniture finishes also includes Exterior Penetrating Stains and Exterior Penetrating Water Proofer Infused with Juniper. More information on the company, products and network of 400 independent retail partners: Vermont Natural...

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RPM International acquires concrete products maker Seal-Krete

RPM International Inc.’s Rust-Oleum Corp. subsidiary has acquired Seal-Krete, a major U.S. manufacturer of concrete coatings and sealants with annual sales of approximately $10 million.   Terms were not disclosed.   Seal-Krete, formerly a division of Clayton Valve, manufactures a line of priming, painting, sealing and finishing products for maintenance and decoration of concrete, masonry, brick, and pavers. The company’s products are sold primarily through home-improvement centers and independent hardware and paint stores.   The company’s best-known brands are Seal-Krete® Original, Damplock®, Epoxy-Seal, and Clear-Seal.   “The acquisition of Seal-Krete expands Rust-Oleum’s range of concrete care products,” said RPM International Chairman and CEO Frank C. Sullivan. “Complementing our existing EpoxyShield and RockSolid lines, Seal-Krete will allow us to offer a complete one-stop-shop for concrete care.”   “We expect to grow Seal-Krete by leveraging its products across the Rust-Oleum distribution network,” Sullivan said.   RPM International Inc., Medina, Ohio, owns subsidiaries in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services, with industrial-market products from Stonhard, Tremco, Illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, and Euclid Chemical. The company’s specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Heeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat, TCI, and RPM...

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The LEED silver building is an important project for Wayne State University, as it enables the university to participate in the National Institutes of Health funding and initiatives. Wayne State University’s Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). Photo: © John Lacy Photography
The LEED silver building is an important project for Wayne State University, as it enables the university to participate in the National Institutes of Health funding and initiatives. Wayne State University’s Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). Photo: © John Lacy Photography

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