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Mason Contractors stack recruitment points 10 high

The Mason Contractors Association of America Marketing and Workforce Development Committees are targeting high school students in a two-minute video loaded with candid perspectives from member employees on rewarding-career prospects. As mason employment levels and wages rise, while college students confront high tuition and uncertainty surrounding market demand for degrees leaving them loaded with debt, MCAA spells out the “Top Ten Reasons to Join the Masonry Team.”www.masoncontractors.org

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Keystone looks at SRW units from three sides now

Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has strengthened its hardscape offerings with the uniquely designed Murino, finished on three sides. The segmental retaining wall unit offers myriad design capabilities, including structures up to 3 feet high, plus parapet wall, pilaster, column and stair configurations.

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Oldcastle APG integrates drainage function in stone veneer panels

Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG has unveiled the Beonstone collection of attached veneers as a system of versatile, durable and easy-to-install panels available in four popular natural stone aesthetics and six colors. Delivering the same thickness and rich look of natural stone, the producer notes, the collection is an easy, cost-effective way to achieve a high-end stone finish.

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Eldorado corrals color options for Vintage Ranch barn wood series

Precast concrete veneer leader Eldorado Stone LLC in San Marcos, Calif., continues to capture the character and warmth of classic American barn wood with the debut of two color palettes for its Vintage Ranch profile. Dawnwood, which presents a whitewashed beige barn wood, and Stratuswood, a warm-toned and earthy gray, expand on the stone series’ color offerings, allowing designers and homeowners to craft a contemporary design while incorporating the signature of some of North America’s most iconic rural structures.

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New digital tools steer LafargeHolcim customer experience

Recognizing that digitization and adoption of new technology are critical to helping customers take advantage of growth projected for the U.S. construction business in the coming years, LafargeHolcim is transforming its customer experience with the launch of ConcreteDirect, DirectAccess and www.MaterialsThatPerform.com. Each of the digital solutions are part of an ongoing strategy to improve engagement, streamline interactions, optimize projects, and bring added convenience and ease to customers:

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