Bostik Promotes Adam Abell

Bostik, Inc., a world leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, recently announced that Adam Abell has been promoted to the position of Market Manager, Tile & Stone Installation Systems.

Since joining the Bostik team in 2012, Abell has been a Territory Sales Manager, offering the firm’s comprehensive ranges of tile installation and surface preparation products to customers throughout the Ohio Valley.

Abell, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, learned the tile business from ground up, working at Mees Tile & Marble in Lexington, Kentucky. There, he started off in the warehouse, then moved on to contractor sales, A&D sales … ultimately becoming branch manager. He will be relocating from Indianapolis to the Milwaukee area, soon to be working out of Bostik Americas Technology & Business Center headquarters.

“I’m excited about my new position within the organization,” exclaimed Abell. “Put simply, my job will be to ensure that we’re driving the ‘innovation’ factor of all Bostik products. We’ve brought so many ‘firsts’ to the industry, including Bostik’s BEST®, TruColor ® RapidCure™ Grout and most recently, Bosti-Set™… and we plan on bringing even more. We are on a quest to build our marketshare and we have the product pipeline and team to do it.”

 

Forney LP, manufacturer of cementitious material testing equipment, spotlighted on Manufacturing Marvels® – September 5 and 6

Forney LP – Premier supplier of construction material testing equipment

revolutionizes lab testing processes and documentation

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Forney LP, the premier supplier of construction material testing equipment, will be spotlighted in a nationally televised production called “Manufacturing Marvels®” airing between 9:30 and 9:44 pm CST on September 5 and September 6, 2018 on The Fox Business Network®. The two minute production showcases the surety Forney  helps bring to the construction process through quality testing products, and innovative systems to help insure quality testing results.  Of particular interest is Forney’s latest innovation – ForneyVault® – a cloud based system that not only improves laboratory productivity, but greatly increases the transparency and value of the testing process.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to tell the world the story of how Forney actually improves construction results through automating and recording laboratory test efforts.  The Test Report is the test lab’s product, but it’s the process that instills confidence.  100 years young, we’ve been in the vanguard developing technology that keeps all of us just a little bit safer,” said Jeff Dziki, CEO, Forney LP.

Founded in 1916, Forney has a long history of transformative innovation, and ForneyVault® is the latest and most dramatic technology.  To learn more about this and other fascinating advances at Forney contact us at 1.800.367.6397 or [email protected]

About Forney LP:

Forney LP is a material testing equipment innovator and distributor based in Zelienople, PA with additional facilities in Aurora, CO.  Forney focuses on material testing equipment for cementitious materials like cement, mortar, grout, and concrete for the construction industry, downhole cement and proppant materials for oil and gas industries, and general metals testing. Forney sells to over 75 countries worldwide. For more information visit: www.forneyonline.com

ARDEX Americas Launches New Website

Aliquippa, PA, August 28, 2018 – ARDEX Americas, a market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products, announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. Offering intuitive navigation to product information, the new website is also mobile-friendly, and features engaging images and consolidated video content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new website features a clean design, improved functionality and enhanced content – all designed to better serve its customers. It is located at the same address, https://www.ardexamericas.com/.

“We are excited to launch this new website and offer these enhanced capabilities to our customers,” Ben Mack, ARDEX Americas Director of Marketing, stated. “We believe the mobile- compatibility in particular will improve our visitor experience dramatically, allowing them to find the information and answers they need more quickly and easily, no matter what device they are using.”

ARDEX Americas Marketing Communications Manager Annika Oeing added, “To serve our diverse audiences, the website is available in English and Spanish. We plan on adding French content in the next few months. We’re committed to making our information accessible to everyone in the North and South Americas.”

 

Melcer Tile Company Celebrates 50 years

Melcer Tile Company of Charleston, S.C. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

2018 marks 50 years of business for Melcer Tile Company, a tile and stone distributor based in Charleston, S.C. The business was founded by Mel and Phyllis Rauton in 1968, and is currently owned and operated by 2nd generation tile distributor, Jay Rauton.

Back in April, the company hosted a 50th anniversary BBQ for nearly 200 customers, vendors and friends. It included prize drawings, reminiscences from the company’s 50-year history and fellowship.

“ We are so thankful to our customers and our community for so many years of support,” said Rauton, who is president of the company. “We look forward to facing the challenges of the future while keeping in mind the lessons of the past.”

Nearly 200 customers, friends, and vendors attended the celebratory BBQ on April 27.

 

AMERICAN OLEAN TARGETS DESIGNERS & ARCHITECTS AT METROCON

DALLAS, TX (August 21, 2018) – American Olean (AO) recently exhibited at the 2018 Metrocon Expo and targeted the brand’s message specifically to the designers and architects in attendance.  AO is especially relevant to these two groups, because the brand is continuously enriching its line with more fashion-forward, sophisticated designs.  American Olean representatives were joined in the booth by architectural reps from distributor BPI and together the team interacted with more than 100 designers in the two days of the show.

“American Olean has products in the line that really catch the attention of designers,” said Williams Pontel, commercial sales manager for American Olean.  “We have positioned American Olean to be a major player in high-fashion designs.  Our new products are not only different from what was previously part of the AO line, but they are different from anything seen in the overall market.  At the show, we highlighted products such as American Olean’s new Neospeck, Union, Visual Impressions, and Timberbrook collections that represent much more fashion-forward, interesting looks than ever before.  These new tiles also feature graphic effects, texture, and interesting 3-D elements.”

For more information about the Metrocon Expo, visit metroconexpo.org.  For additional information on AO’s new products, visit americanolean.com.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT PUTS DALTILE’S “BEST FOOT FORWARD”

Dallas, TX – August 9, 2018 – As Daltile kicks off their new social media platform, an area in which they have experienced substantial user engagement is reflected in a new Instagram Highlight.  Daltile’s newest Instagram Highlight features a collection of photos that social media users have organically taken and shared that feature their feet standing on a newly installed Daltile floor.  Shoes representing every style, and from all walks of life, are showcased on an equally impressive wide range of tile designs and colors from Daltile. This Instagram Story Highlight is found on the brand’s profile page and is entitled, “#DanceOnDaltile”.

“The most exciting thing about #DanceOnDaltile is that all of these photos are User Generated Content (UGC),” said Kylie Cammon, social media marketing manager, Dal-Tile Corporation.  “In the world of digital brand marketing, the most coveted of all content is high quality UGC. Our new #DanceOnDaltile Instagram Story Highlight is composed entirely of content where designers and homeowners have taken pictures of their feet standing on their newly installed Daltile flooring, totally unprompted by us.  These organic postings lend so much credibility to the product for those viewing the photos on Instagram. UGC is also one of the ultimate compliments for a brand.”

“Another fun aspect of these organic photos is how artistically engaging they are,” added Cammon.  “They not only reflect different styles, tastes, and personalities, but each photo feels as if it has captured a moment in time.  For instance, these photos may feature an interior designer’s perfectly polished stilettos that are the height of fashion on an equally sophisticated Daltile offering while another image features a more Bohemian installation of mosaic floor tile and the homeowner is wearing frayed blue jeans above bare feet — perfectly exemplifying the vibe of that installation.”

To view #DanceOnDaltile, click here https://www.instagram.com/daltile/.  For Daltile product information, visit daltile.com.

 

 

 

 

LATICRETE Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of SPECTRALOCKⓇ with a Six-Month Prize Promotion

One lucky recipient will win a brand new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

July 19, 2018, Bethany, Conn. – To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the SPECTRALOCK® Grout product line, LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, is launching a six-month prize promotion for its U.S. and Canadian customers (excluding Quebec). Beginning this month, verified tile and stone installation contractors may enter to win monthly prize drawings, including an enclosed trailer filled with LATICRETE® products and an Apple® prize pack. The grand prize, a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, will be given to one lucky winner at The International Surface Event in January 2019.

“For 15 Years, SPECTRALOCK Grout has been the top contractor preferred epoxy grout in the world. This promotion is a chance to thank our customers for their support and celebrate a truly exceptional product line,” said LATICRETE Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications Maria Oliveira.

Prize Schedule:

  • July – Yeti® 65 cooler

  • August – Apple prize pack

  • September – DeWalt® Wet saw

  • October – LATICRETE products

  • November – TV and Bose® Wave System

  • December – Enclosed trailer filled with LATICRETE products

  • January – 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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For entry and official rules with complete eligibility, prize descriptions, odds disclosure and other details, visit www.spectralock.com

 

Silver City Arts & Cultural District

Entrepreneurship for Creatives Workshops – FREE

Join us for CLAY’s first-ever workshop series designed to help artists from all disciplines make money from doing what they love. Workshops start Monday, July 16, and run throughout the week.
Presenters include Dr. Miguel Vicéns of the Western New Mexico School of Business; Jane Janson of the Small Business Development Center; Minneapolis potter Robert Briscoe, who founded the St. Croix Valley Pottery Trail; last year’s CLAY juried exhibition winner Marko Fields; and Carly Quinn, owner of Tucson’s Carly Quinn Designs.
Local artists and youth mentors Romaine Begay and Diana Ingalls Leyba will be conducting a special workshop targeting teens that includes a copy of the book “Show Your Work.”
As part of the series, Jamie Rushad Gros, co-founder of Albuquerque marketing and e-commerce firm Calindo Creative, will present a two-day boot-camp style workshop “​Paths to Marketing and Selling your Artwork in a Digital World” on July 18-19 from 10 a.m.-noon both days. On day one registrants will gain a digital marketing overview, learning about branding and e-commerce. On the second day participants will learn social media strategies, search-engine marketing, digital advertising and data analytics.
Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. For class descriptions and to register, click here.

Register for Hands-On Workshops Today!

Hands-on workshops begin Monday, July 16. Make a rattle or two with Silver City artist Zoe Wolfe, learn how to make clay tell your story with Silver City artist Romaine Begay, become part of the Silver City community with San Antonio artist Patricia Castillo Jolet, learn the basics of building a mud structure with Silver City resident Herbie Marsden, or paint a tile with Tuscon artist Carly Quinn. Register here before spots run out.

WNMU Offers Limited Preview of Museum

In joint celebration of the CLAY Festival and Fleming Hall’s in-progress transformation, the public is invited to a special “sneak peek.” Explore the newly renovated two-story Grand Exhibit Hall and Main Floor filled with selected pieces from the WNMU collections. The museum will then shut its doors until the transformation is complete. Located on the Western New Mexico University campus. Note: College Avenue is closed due to construction; use 12th Street as an alternate route.

Remembering Warren David Nichols

October 9, 1931 – May 20, 2018

Warren David Nichols, age 86, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was the beloved grandfather of NTCA Five Star Contractor Bradford Denny, Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co, Inc., of Joelton, Tenn.

David served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received a Purple Heart due to being wounded in combat. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he began working for the Art Mosaic Tile Company and became a union member in 1955.

The demands of his job kept him away from home, which is why after he married Juanita Ann Crockett Nichols in 1961 and became a father to her son Billy Jr., he was driven to begin working toward starting his own business. In 1973, after many years of hard work and planning, he proudly opened Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co. Inc., and his company is currently in its 45th year of operation.

Some of David’s more prominent interests and hobbies included his membership in the Korean War Veterans Association, membership of Masonic Lodge #409, his involvement with the Al Menah Shrine, and his membership at First Baptist Church Joelton. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing go-carts, and playing music with friends. One group that he played with, The Cumberland River Band, played for over eight years at various retirement centers. His love for music went beyond playing and into becoming an amateur machinist so that he could build his own steel guitars.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Juanita Ann Crockett Nichols; parents, Lonnie Jackson Nichols, Sr. and Marjorie Parker Nichols; and brothers Jack Harding Nichols, Charles Edward Nichols, and Lonnie Jackson Nichols, Jr.

Survivors include; stepson Billy Collier (Janet) Denny, Jr.; grandson Brad (Nicole) Denny; granddaughter Amber (Noah) Hunter; great grandchildren McKenzie Hunter, Austin Hunter, Abigail Denny, Aiden Hunter, and Daniel Denny; sister-in-law Helen (James) Payne; nephews Nick, Mark, and Dennis Nichols; nieces Lori Davies, Dawn Wood, and Jennifer Hollandsworth; and cousins Robert “Stretch” Hester, Susanne McIntosh, Debbie Smith, Bobbye June Noland, and Donna Love; and many beloved nieces and nephews from his wife’s family.

A Masonic Service took place on Wednesday, May 23rd, followed by a Memorial Service with Bro. David Royalty officiating. Interment followed at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens.

Active Pallbearers were Brad Denny, Noah Hunter, Austin Hunter, Dennis Bobel, Malcolm Arrington, Nick Nichols, and Dennis Nichols. Honorary Pallbearers were the employees of Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc., Paul Arrington, Robert “Stretch” Hester, Thomas Cobble, Glen Perry, Jim Milliken, and the members of the Senior Adult Mens Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Joelton.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church Joelton Children’s Playground Renovations. Visit http://fbcjoelton.org/let-the-children-come/forinformation.

Quick Ship Collection Expands for the 2018 Year to Include 61 Spanish Tile Companies

Miami, FL – July 2018 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces new additions to the Tile of Spain Quick Ship Collection. The updated catalog of Spanish tile now includes 61 ceramic tile companies and over 230 products that are available in the U.S.
The Quick Ship Collection reference guide includes a select group of tile products from Spanish manufacturers that are available for immediate purchase in the U.S. and available for delivery within 4-8 weeks. Established in 2013, the collection is updated annually to ensure the most up to date information is available to purchasers.
“Tile of Spain USA is excited to expand the Quick Ship Collection offerings for the sixth year in a row,” states Rocamador Rubio, Director for Tile of Spain. “The last few years have been an integral turning point in ceramic tile technology, and we are overjoyed to be able to bring the latest Spanish tile innovations to the U.S. market.”
New Tile of Spain companies added to the Quick Ship Collection for 2018 include Bellavista, Cevica, Dualgres, and Harmony. These new collections, along with updates from 57 additional ceramic tile companies, are available online at www.tileofspainusa.com/quickship. The Quick Ship Collection’s interactive catalog makes it easy to search the Spanish Tile. Users can search by product category or by company name. Each entry includes the series name, color image, a detailed description of each design, available in sizes and U.S. contact information for purchasing.

Tile of Spain companies in the Quick Ship Collection include: 

Adex Elias Onice Ceramics
Alcalagres El Molino Onix
Alea Emac Oset
Alttoglass Emotion Ceramics Pamesa
Aparici Equipe Peronda
Apavisa Estilker Porcelanicos HDC
Argenta Gayafores Porcelanite Dos
Azulejos Mijares Gres de Aragón Porcelanosa
Azulev Grespania Realonda
Azuliber Halcon Roca Tile
Bellavista Harmony Rosa Gres
Casainfinita Ibero Saloni
Cas Ceramica Inalco Sanchis by Azulev
Ceracasa Keraben STN Ceramica
Ceramica Mayor Keros Ceramica Tau
Cevica Land Todagres
Cicogres La Platera Undefasa
Colorker Levantina Vives
Dualgres Metropol Zirconio
Dune Natucer
El Barco Neolith
To view the Quick Ship Collection, visit http://www.tileofspainusa.com/quickship.
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