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PROSOCO Launches More Powerful Graffiti Remover

A new graffiti-removing product from PROSOCO offers a more powerful punch than its predecessor. Defacer Eraser Graffiti Remover, which replaces the now-discontinued Graffiti Wipe, effectively eliminates graffiti with a shorter dwell time that gets the project done faster and contractors onto the next job more quickly. Formulated based on contractor feedback from the field, Graffiti… Read more →

MASONRY MADNESS® Day at 2018 World of Concrete

World of Concrete attendees should set their schedules for Wednesday, January 24 to take part in the 2018 MASONRY MADNESS® Day located in the Bronze Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s one of the trade show’s hottest attractions that includes a series of four intense masonry competitions taking place one after the other.… Read more →

Webinar: The Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4

2 January 2018 — The Masonry Society will host a webinar entitled “An Overview of the Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4” on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The webinar is part of the society’s 2017-2018 series presented on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Sustainable design and green… Read more →

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Savage Promoted to Lead PROSOCO’s Concrete Flooring Group  

28 December 2017 — Nick Savage has been promoted to lead PROSOCO’s Consolideck concrete flooring line of products designed to harden, decorate, protect and maintain finished concrete floors. A seven-year veteran with PROSOCO, Nick previously worked as the company’s regional sales manager covering the Midwest. He started working for PROSOCO in 2010 as a field… Read more →

Acme Brick Announces Lemond Retirement, Executive Promotions

26 December 2017 — Acme Brick President and CEO, Dennis Knautz, recently announced that Senior Vice President of Sales, Bill Lemond, will be retiring in summer 2018, shortly after attaining 40 years of service. “Since 1978, when Bill first joined Acme Brick Company, our sales have grown by an astounding 625%,” Knautz said. “That’s one… Read more →

Recent Features

Better Relationships, Better Specifications

By Ron Baer The relationship between an architect and a contractor is not always smooth, but in the end they need to work as partners. After a few successful projects, perhaps the intermediate relationship problems can be nearly eliminated and the teamwork can be established early in a project. In this way, the masonry contractor… Read more →


Much at Play: Early Learning Center Design Trends

The classroom has always been and will continue to be a core learning space. But why should the learning stop there? Since early learners are constantly on the prowl for new information, today’s early learning centers (ELCs) should offer learning opportunities around every corner. Traditionally, the school corridor has functioned solely to transport students from one classroom to another. That is a wasted opportunity. Breakout areas just outside of classrooms support small-group activities and specialized instruction. They also create a sense of community and arouse curiosity among passing students.… Read more →

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Building a Community for a Booming Campus

At 216,000 square feet and spanning nearly an entire city block, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s (UNCG’s) Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness more than doubles the size of the university’s previous recreation building. The facility was designed to provide indoor recreational space for a projected population of 24,000 students, along with faculty, staff and alumni.… Read more →

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Freedom Walkway

If you pay a visit to downtown Rock Hill, S.C., you might find yourself in the Freedom Walkway, walking on bands of red and cocoa pavers from Pine Hall Brick Co., laid into a running bond pattern that turns into a basketweave pattern at gathering spots. The Freedom Walkway takes its design from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, commemorating the sit-in, an often-used method of civil disobedience. Black college students adopted the method of going to segregated lunch counters and ordering food. When they were denied, they would refuse to leave and ended up under arrest. Bolstered by a sit-in in February 1960 by four North Carolina A&T State University students at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, N.C., the movement spread to 250 cities across the U.S. by the end of that month and 400 by the end of the year. In January 1961, the Friendship Nine — so named because eight of the nine were students at Friendship Junior College — attempted to integrate a whites-only lunch counter at the McCrory’s department store in Rock Hill.… Read more →

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