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Industry News The Quikrete® Companies day one, my father, Gene Winchester, was driven to meet the Celebrates 75th Anniversary needs of both contractors and homeowners with the highest- quality products at fair market value, and that commitment Iconic Yellow Bag Represents Much More than remains a core value of QUIKRETE today. It’s been quite the Just Cement and Concrete journey from a single plant in Columbus, OH, manufacturing The QUIKRETE® Compa- three products to plants across the country manufacturing nies, a leading manufac- hundreds of products, but a journey made possible thanks to turer of packaged cement our hardworking employees and loyal customers.” and concrete products for construction, repair, and home The QUIKRETE Companies offers professional-grade and improvement projects, turns 75 this summer. Widely recognized consumer products including concrete mixtures, mortar mix- for establishing the pre-mixed packaged concrete category, tures, cements, shotcrete, concrete repair products, stuccos, QUIKRETE helped shape the building and do-it-yourself (DIY) waterproofing products, tile setting systems, hardscapes, home improvement industries with thoughtful product innova- blacktop products, floor underlayments, sand and aggregates, tions, unmatched customer service, and a dedicated staff of and other seasonal items. Today, the QUIKRETE family of associates. The company’s evolution from small building companies also features leaders from related industries, materials business in Columbus, OH, to multi-brand conglom- including Pavestone®, Custom Building Products®, SPEC erate catering to the needs of millions of homeowners and MIX®, Target Technologies®, Daubois and QPR®, which pro- professionals annually is available at www.QUIKRETE. vides customers with a single source for unsurpassed product com/75. and service support. Collectively, QUIKRETE manufactures “We’re proud of our heritage as an American, family-run and distributes products from nearly 150 facilities in the United company that has helped revolutionize the building and home States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Peru. Supporting improvement industries during the past 75 years,” said James technical centers across the QUIKRETE network also ensure E. Winchester Jr., CEO for The QUIKRETE Companies. “From that professionals and homeowners receive the most innovative and highest quality products available. In addition to introducing the iconic yellow bag of pre-mixed packaged concrete, QUIKRETE is credited with a number of other industry firsts, including Vinyl Concrete Patcher, QUI- KWALL Surface Bonding Cement, Fast-Setting Concrete, Concrete Resurfacer, and Green Concrete. QUIKRETE also proudly boasts a portfolio of high-profile, landmark building and restoration projects including the Statue of Liberty, Frank Lloyd Wright House, National Museum of the American Indian, The U.S. Capital, George W. Bush Presidential Center, San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. “Long before the term do-it-yourself was coined or HGTV existed, QUIKRETE was helping homeowners with easy, affordable projects around the house. However, we’ve also stayed true to our core customers in the building industry by providing heavy-duty products that meet the needs of even the most challenging projects,” said Winchester. “QUIKRETE has truly evolved from concrete in a bag into an iconic brand that lives up to its mantra, ‘What America’s Made Of ™’ every day. We’re extremely grateful for the success and look forward to writing the next chapter in the company’s history.” More QUIKRETE product and project information is avail- able at www.quikrete.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy for Confined Spaces in Construction The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Con- 56 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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