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PRODUCERS - August 2014

Ernest Maier has added the CarbonCure technology to its Maryland concrete masonry operation, and is poised to be the first Washington, D.C., market operator to issue Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations for block. An EPD covering CMU processed with a carbon dioxide-based curing system will time with the ongoing implementation of the District of Columbia’s Green Building Act, the first local law requiring new, private buildings to meet LEED rating system standards. EPD will especially factor into projects for which certification under the new LEED v4 is targeted.

“We’re in a market that has committed to the best green construction standards and we fully support this commitment,” says Ernest Maier President Brendan Quinn. “CarbonCure is allowing us to better serve this market and meet the demands of our customers.”

Quikrete Cos. has been awarded a 2014 Golden Hammer Award in the building materials category from Home Channel News. “For more than 75 years, Quikrete has been committed to helping home improvement retailers meet market demand by offering the most comprehensive line of concrete and masonry building and repair products,” says Vice President of Marketing Frank Owens. “We appreciate being recognized by customers for our efforts in areas like new product development, distribution, advertising and marketing, and quality control.”

A number of initiatives during the past year helped garner Quikrete’s Golden Hammer: a new line of concrete stains and coatings; television ad campaign launch; online how-to video library expansion; and, Custom Building Products acquisition.