Turkey for You, Turkey for Me 2017

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Yesterday was the annual ARDEX “Turkey for you, Turkey for me” event! ARDEX’s dynamic leadership team: Jesse David, President, Americas; Lori Angelo, Chief Financial Officer and VP Shared Services; and Mike Crouch, President, Americas, Latin America, Innovation & R&D were … Continue reading

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ARDEX Volunteers at Veteran’s Salute Breakfast

ARDEX employees volunteered at the Veteran’s Salute Breakfast on Friday, November 10. The event, which ARDEX helped to sponsor, was hosted by Community College of Beaver County and Senator Elder Vogel Jr.

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ARDEX Introduces UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane in Convenient Sheets

Aliquippa, PA (November 7, 2017) – ARDEX Americas is pleased to announce that ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane is now available in convenient sheets for purchase at ARDEX distributors throughout North America.
A revolutionary unbonded, floating uncoupling membrane for true 100% uncoupling, the ARDEX UI 720 FLEXBONE sheets are designed for installer convenience on smaller jobs. Each sheet is 39” wide x 78.75” long (1 m wide x 2 m long) for 21.5 ft2 (2 m2) of coverage per sheet.

ARDEX UI 720 FLEXBONE saves up to 50% on installation time and cost and is an ideal solution for frequently changed-out floors or for use directly over an array of difficult substrates that would normally require subfloor preparation prior to installation. The unique bone shape design allows for fast and easy prefilling in just one pass.

“Our UI 720 FLEXBONE SHEETS are the perfect solution for smaller jobs when the 215 sq. ft. roll is too much.” said Russ Gaetano, ARDEX Senior Marketing Manager, Tile & Stone Installation Systems. “The innovative technology behind this one-of-a-kind uncoupling system is now available as a convenient solution for every size installation!”

For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit www.ardexamericas.com or call 1-888-512-7339 to find a distributor near you.

A Global Innovation Leader in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:

Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. A family owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do.​

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ARDEX Participates in Adopt-A-Highway

Yesterday ARDEX’ Adopt-A-Highway volunteers dodged November rain to pick up litter from Todd Road during our Fall clean-up. The team picked up 28 bags of trash and other miscellaneous debris.

This is ARDEX’s 11th year participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

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Breathing New Life into an Old House: KR’s Contracting and Remodeling Solutions, Inc.

Kenny Roberts of KR’s Contracting and Remodeling Solutions Inc. recently completed this bathroom install in Plattsburgh, New York. He used ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying, Cement-Based Finish Underlayment​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to level the 80 ft2 floor prior to the installation of the tile. Kenny also used ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar on the floor and 100 ft2 shower walls to complete his installation.

Kenny began learning the tile trade in 2001, and in 2011 he started his own business. He counts on ARDEX products to help him deliver quality, precise, clean installations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Payam Riazati Receives the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship

Aliquippa, PA, October 18, 2017 – FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, along with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced that Payim Riazati is the 2017 3rd quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.

Riazati of Universal Metro, Inc. writes, “I have always believed in the power of education and the difference it can make in one’s life.”

Riazati holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a specialization in structural design from the University of California, Irvine, and his master’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in construction management. As Director of Construction Services at Universal Metro, Riazati has been working on substrate remediation techniques.

Riazati said, “I am humble and proud to be the recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship. This opportunity will help me in engaging myself in a life-long learning experience through CIM programs. It is my vision and dream to learn and deliver this knowledge to the next generation of Certified Installation Managers. On behalf of our entire team at Universal Metro, I would like to thank the FCICA board and committees as well as the sponsors of this program: ARDEX and nora.”

Bruce Newbrough, a former ARDEX Director of Technical Services and later Applications Development, was the inspiration for the eponomous scholarship due to his passion for industry education and training of proper substrate preparation. The scholarship covers the costs associated with the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program, including application, content and assessment fees.

Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year, the next scholarship opportunity will open this December. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM .

About ARDEX, A Global Key Player in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. As family owned company and built on a foundation of product performance and a global focus on training, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. For more information about ARDEX Americas: www.ardexamericas.com, or call 724-203-5000.

About the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program:
The CIM program provides industry-specific training modules led by experts that speak from years of floor covering experience packaged with assessments to confirm the vast knowledge obtained. The program is completely online, allowing users to work at their own pace, on their own time. For more information about the CIM Program, go to www.fcica.com/CIM.

About FCICA:
​FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Canada and Guam. For more information about FCICA: visit www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.

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ARDEX Americas Grows Employee Product Training Program

Thanks to a robust research and development team, ARDEX Americas launches about 10 new products annually. Add those to the existing lineup of 500+ ARDEX products, and that makes learning about ARDEX products an on-going initiative, even among long-term employees. For a new employee, it can be a daunting task.

To help with this process Jesse David, ARDEX Americas President, recommended to formalize a quarterly product training class available for ARDEX employees across the organization.

“One of our initiatives, Lunch with Leadership, allows me to sit down and really connect with our employees on a regular basis,” Jesse explained. “Everyone consistently expressed great interest in learning more about our products, so we’re happy to add trainings to address that need.”

The first of the quarterly trainings was led by Pat Cunningham, Technical Service Supervisor on October 17, 2017. It included comprehensive classroom and demonstrations of key products across ARDEX product categories including: substrate repair, toppings, exterior, tile and stone and adhesives.

If you’re an ARDEX employee interested in taking part in an upcoming quarterly training, or participating in a Lunch with Leadership, contact Carla Pratt in Human Resources.

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Honoring the Craft with Quality Installations: Stoneman Construction

This standard tub and shower installation in Portland, Oregon was completed by Stoneman Construction. Proving that expert craftsmanship is in the details, Jeremy Bickett explains that they took the time to vein match the tile, a polished porcelain, even though they only had five different tiles to choose from.

“We believe that the key to a successful install relies on attention to the details in all phases of the installation. We take pride in meeting or exceeding all industry standards,” Jeremy, a CTI, explains.

Stoneman used ARDEX products throughout this install, including:

  • ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar, ARDEX 8+9™ Rapid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound
  • ARDEX CA 20 P™ Multi-Purpose Construction Adhesive and Sealant
  • ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar​​​​​​
  • ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout
  • ARDEX SX™ 100% Silicone Sealant for Tile and Stone Applications

“We use on the highest quality materials,” he says, “and we believe that taking the time to do proper prep work, prior to the tile installation, makes the entire installation process easier and faster.”

Jeremy, a recent transplant from Indiana, has been in the tile industry for almost 20 years. He met Jason and Shawn McDaniel, the brothers of Stoneman Construction, through the Facebook tile group Global Tile Posse.

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ARDEX Partners with Habitat for Humanity

ARDEX Americas was a corporate sponsor at the 25th Annual Run for Humanity this past weekend. The event, hosted by the Habitat for Humanity of Beaver County included a 10K run and 5K walk/run.

The weather was bright and sunny as participants looped around scenic downtown Beaver and enjoyed the riverfront views.

Team ARDEX had a strong showing again this year, and eight of the attendees took home medals! ARDEX employees attending the event with their friends and family were:

Michael Bender
Jesse David
Dave Fabyonic
Ken Gloor
Anna Hancq
Doug Marple
Jim Masterson
Eric McGrosky
Deb Miller
Steve Miller
Kara Psomas
Melissa Alliston Rai
Martin Reilly
Alyssa Sineway

The eight medal winners included four first places (pictured) by Ken Gloor who ran the 10K, Nick Miller, Lynn Gloor and Mike Bender, who all participated in the 5K. Other medal winners included: Eric McGrosky, Doug Marple, Marilynn Marple and Martin Reilly.

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ARDEX Americas Matches Employee Donations for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Aliquippa, PA, September 18, 2017 – ARDEX Americas is committed to aiding recovery and rebuilding efforts by all those affected by the recent hurricanes and announced that it will be matching employee donations collected through the end of September. The contributions, as well as an additional corporate donation, will be made to the Red Cross.

As the immediate recovery ends and long-term rebuilding efforts begin, ARDEX Americas will be working in collaboration with distribution partners to help those affected in the local communities to recover and rebuild.

For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit www.ardexamericas.com or call 1-888-512-7339 to find a distributor near you.

A Global Innovation Leader in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. A family owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do.
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