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North Star logs certification for BASF Rheopel

North Star Stone and Masonry announced the Water-Repellent Admixture Certification for concrete block production containing RheopelPlus high-performance admixtures produced by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC. The company will manufacture Rheopel Plus admixture-treated concrete masonry units, having met the performance requirements for water repellency as set forth by BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC, at their Medford, Minn., plant location. Rick Johnson, plant manager, will oversee manufacturing, production and distribution to ensure quality levels and availability consistent with other North Star products.

“We’re very excited at this growth opportunity for North Star Stone and Masonry to provide the region with quality, ‘certified’ water-repellent concrete masonry units,” says Johnson. “These concrete masonry units will improve the quality, value and overall aesthetics of North Star’s concrete masonry units through its inherent benefits. In addition to water-repellency, this process will enhance color intensity and uniformity as well as reduce the potential for efflorescence consistent with North Star’s quality requirements.”

North Star Stone and Masonry serves southern Minnesota builders, architects, contractors and homeowners. Their solutions include clay face brick, manufactured and natural stone veneers, architectural block, concrete and stone pavers, flagstone, natural stone, concrete retaining wall products and more.