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World of Concrete to Bring Innovative Masonry Products

World of Concrete to Bring Innovative Masonry Products

By Jennifer Morrell

The 2018 World of Concrete/World of Masonry show will take place Jan. 23-26 in Las Vegas, with seminars beginning Jan. 22. It’s the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, and the best opportunity to view innovative masonry products including the latest equipment and tools available to the mason contractor.

World of Concrete is a show that first began in 1975 with 77 exhibitors. Flash forward to 2018, and the event will host more than 1,500 exhibitors and 55,000 registered industry professionals. Both manufacturers and masons alike enjoy attending the show. They are able to share ideas and connect, person to person, about where our industry is headed and what its needs are. Masons will want to attend the Spec Mix BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship bricklaying competition as well, Jan. 18.

“World of Concrete is the epicenter when it comes to the masonry industry,” says Joey Peters, masonry brand manager – Echelon Masonry and Amerimix. “From innovative masonry products to education on issues impacting the market, we know this show is where mason contractors come to learn how they can better run their businesses and prepare for the future.”

Peters says competition and demand are high in the masonry industry, so exhibitors need to offer value, rather than merely a catalog of what they sell. “For Amerimix in 2018, we’ve really dug into how to save mason contractors money, with real, tangible improvements they can take away and start using in their company,” he says. “Sure, we want them to use Amerimix products, but we also understand that we have an obligation to help mason contractors thrive, not just survive.”

Husqvarna Vac AttachmentHusqvarna Vac Attachment
This dry-cutting vac attachment for Husqvarna’s MS 360 vacuum enables dust to be collected the moment it is created, establishing a cleaner work environment and is one of the innovative masonry products included in the 2018 World of Concrete show . The attachment makes it easy to cut bricks and blocks indoors or outdoors. This simple-to-install attachment can remain on the saw at all times. |


Spec Mix Thin Veneer Adhesion Mortar XP500Spec Mix Thin Veneer Adhesion Mortar XP500
Thin Veneer Adhesion Mortar XP500 is a pre-blended, polymer modified, thin-set mortar specifically designed to adhere manufactured and natural thin veneer masonry units in interior and exterior installations. Its anti-sag formulation and optimized sand gradation offer workability, bond and durability. Spec Mix XP500 is engineered with performance additives for increased jobsite productivity and maximum bond strength. |


Sakrete Type S Mix
Sakrete’s Type S Mix is a pre-blended mixture of sand and masonry cement or sand, lime and Portland cement for laying brick, block and stone in load-bearing walls and below grade applications. Meeting ASTM C1714 and ASTM C270 standards, contractors can utilize the mix to build walls, planters and chimneys, as well as for tuck pointing or repairing existing mortar joints. The versatile mortar mix also can be used for scratch, brown and wall finishing and can be color pigmented. Look for this and more innovative masonry products at the the 2018 World of Concrete. |


BOSCH Blaze GLM 42 Laser MeasureBOSCH Blaze GLM 42 Laser Measure
The Bosch BLAZE GLM 42 Laser Measure offers a full-color backlit display with clear resolution, even in dark areas or in low-light/no-light conditions. With default real-time length, area, volume and indirect measuring functions that are simple to navigate, the device also has a 20-measurement storage capability, addition/subtraction functionality and a digital bubble vial to give a visual reference when measuring horizontal distances. |


Echelon’s Amerimix and RainBloc
Echelon’s Amerimix WRM with RainBloc GP is a complete approach to moisture in masonry walls. Amerimix mortars can be mixed 50 percent faster and are available in a portfolio of masonry colors. When used with concrete masonry units that contain RainBloc, the system creates a moisture barrier that inhibits water penetration. RainBloc offers a factory-controlled, precision engineer mortar delivered to the jobsite ready for use. |


DeWalt Bluetooth-Enabled Green Rotary Tough LaserDeWalt Bluetooth-Enabled Green Rotary Tough Laser
DEWALT’s 20V MAX Bluetooth Enabled Green Rotary Tough Laser has Bluetooth connectivity to the Tool Connect app. With an IP67 debris/water resistance, 2-meter drop protection, as well as a highly visible green beam, the DEWALT 20V MAX Bluetooth Enabled Green Rotary Tough Laser enables use in adverse conditions. The rotary line and up/down dots use green beam technology for additional visibility, and run times are similar to red beam counterparts. |

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