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February 20, 2014

Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Bosch believes caulk and sealant removal in tough masonry and industrial applications can be a difficult and time-consuming job.

The Bosch Industrial Sealant Knife is designed to speed up those demanding projects by using the versatility and power of the multi-tool for what has traditionally been a hand-tool task.

January 6, 2014

United Gilsonite Laboratories developed what it calls the first clear masonry waterproofer.

Scranton, Pa.-based UGL introduced the Drylok Clear Masonry Waterproofer as an alternative coating to traditional pigmented waterproofing systems. According to the company, it is a ideal for waterproofing new and existing construction made of masonry block, pre-cast, poured walls, interior and exterior, and decorative elements, such as split faced block, stone, brick and stucco. 

December 10, 2013

It’s been a busy summer and fall for HCN: Its editorial staff was taken to many corners of the great United States in pursuit of emerging brands and game-changing products. We were happy to see many industry heavyweights at several of the big trade shows this year, as well as a few hidden gems in the home improvement aisle. From old favorites to promising newcomers, here are a few highlights from the reporter’s notebook.

September 10, 2013

Sealing and protecting your driveway, walkway, or patio is critical to prevent water damage.
QUIKRETE® has the solution, with a full line of waterproofing sealers to beautify and protect concrete, brick, masonry, pavers, even stone and stucco.

August 7, 2013

Hohmann & Barnard, a subsidiary of MiTek Industries, announced Tuesday that it had completed the acquisition of RKL Building Specialties Co.

The New York-based companies both deal in masonry products and anchors. According to the company, H&B is the world's largest manufacturer of reinforcing products, anchoring and flashing systems, vapor products and restoration barriers. With the backing of H&B, RKL is set to help its parent company expand its presence in the local market through its loyal customer base.

November 2, 2012

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop

July 5, 2012

Oldcastle Architectural, producer of concrete masonry products, has renamed its high-performance wall system with the new name of EnduraMax. 

The change -- the product was previously known as SureTouch -- better communicates its performance offering and reflects its place as a new perspective on a traditional product, the company said.

June 29, 2012

The new Non-Penetrating LCD Moisture Meter with Tricolor Bar Graph from General Tools & Instruments offers professionals and DIYers a powerful and affordable tool, according to the New York City-based manufacturer.

The MMD7NP measures the moisture content of hardwood, softwood, drywall, masonry or concrete. It can also detect moisture below the surface of carpets and subflooring; and locating water leaks above ceilings, below floors or behind walls. 

June 10, 2012

For about two years, the story at Stanley Black & Decker was never too far removed from the single word: “integration.” The merger of two tool giants was a natural topic for analysts, observers and customers.

During a product demonstration and media day in New York City this month, the story began to change back to another word: “innovation.” The company, as it unveiled dozens of new products at a New York City event this month, says it is beginning to gel across Stanley, Black & Decker, Bostitch, DeWalt and Porter Cable.

May 11, 2012

Oldcastle Architectural, a leading producer of concrete masonry products in North America, has renamed its high-density, pre-finished architectural concrete masonry unit Cordova Stone, according to a company announcement. The rebrand is part of the company’s research and development in artisan stone veneers.

January 18, 2012

CalStar Products, a manufacturer of low-energy, low-CO2 masonry products, has hired Joel Rood as its new CEO. Rood has worked in the building products and materials industry for 15 years, most recently as general manager for CertainTeed Canada. He also served as general manager of the southern U.S. division at James Hardie Corp.

Rood’s previous positions also include assignments with Hilti and Schlumberger in the United States and internationally.

October 3, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) announced its third annual MVMA Design Awards, a program created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. 

September 16, 2011

AZEK Building Products, a manufacturer of PVC-based molding, trim and decking, has entered into a strategic alliance with VAST Enterprises, a maker of composite masonry products. Under the agreement, AZEK Building Products has purchased an interest in VAST and will make the VAST brand available to AZEK's distribution network. AZEK and VAST will collaborate on sales and marketing initiatives to drive brand awareness among architects and contractors, according to the announcement.

August 4, 2011

Malibu Hardware and Masonry Supply has held a soft opening and will offer a limited assortment of lumber to residents of this famous beach town, according to a story in the Malibu Patch.

The business, which is planning a grand opening in the fall, is owned by Malibu resident Dave Anawalt. The Anawalt family operates three home and garden centers in the West Los Angeles and Hollywood areas.

July 6, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association Design Awards recognized a variety of projects featuring masonry veneer on the interior or exterior of the project.

The program was created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. 

April 19, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA), the trade association organized specifically for the adhered masonry veneer industry, has announced new officers.

Dan Mulhern, of Veneerstone, will serve as president and Chuck Stein, of Environmental StoneWorks, will serve as VP. Ardeen Brever, of Boulder Creek Stone, will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer, and Ralph Vasami of Kellen Co. will continue to serve as the executive VP.

December 22, 2010

Owens Corning has signed an agreement to sell its masonry division, which makes Owens Corning Cultured Stone exterior siding, to Boral Industries in a two-part transaction, the company announced. 

The building products supplier will sell a 50% stake in its masonry products unit to Boral Industries for $45 million at closing, and the unit will then be operated jointly until early 2014. At that time, Owens Corning will sell its remaining 50% stake for $45 million and may receive additional proceeds dependent upon 2013 financial performance. 

November 15, 2010

Kilz has announced a new primer product designed for the pro channel that will be...

June 22, 2010

New York-based Dumond Chemicals, maker of paint removal and stone and masonry cleaning products has announced the appointment of John Petroci as President and CEO affective immediately.

Petroci is replacing Hy Dubin, who announced his retirement after serving as president and CEO of the company for 29 years.

Petroci served as VP Sales and Marketing at Dumond since 2005.

November 2, 2008

There was a lot to talk about last year at the STAFDA convention—protectionism, steel prices,...

August 26, 2008

Karel K. Czanderna held various executive management positions in the home channel before joining the...

June 12, 2008

Owner Gary Robinson said the business still was viable, but a combination of wanting to...

March 2, 2008

Diedrich, based out of Oak Creek, Wis., is a producer of products used for historic...

September 9, 2007

United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) is ramping up its partnership with International Specialty Products (ISP), a...

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