Thank you to the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who dodged “April showers” to pick up the following debris from Todd Road and the ARDEX campus during our Spring clean-up held yesterday, April 4th. The team picked up 30 trash bags, a tire, a TV and other miscellaneous debris. This is ARDEX’s 11th year participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program. We achieved our 10-year designation in 2016.
Our volunteers were as follows: Bob Kosior, Brandon Hoo, Breanne Thompson, Bret Lewis (Team Lead), Brian Leheny, Charles Powell, Dan Higgins, Dan McLaughlin, Eric P. McGrosky, Harold Cain, Joe Tisak, Kathryn Gardner (Team Lead), Lori Angelo, Mark Perez, Matt Costanza, Randy Holt, Rhonda West, RJ Smith, Ryan Koerbel, Sean Wormald, Sharon Prince (Team Lead), Steven Newbrough, Tom Tran, Tony Tilford.
An Edge Above the Rest
Cutting Edge Tile Inc, Owner Carl “TheFlash” Leonard recently used ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems for a 95 sq. ft. bathroom remodel in Sewell, NJ. ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane was installed over 3/4″ plywood subfloor with ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid Set Uncoupling Membrane Bonding Adhesive. 12″ x 24″ porcelain tiles were installed on the shower wall using ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar.
“I like FLEXBONE uncoupling underlayment because of it’s unique ability to accept Latex modified thinsets on top and bottom. I’ve also noticed that I use significantly less thinset during pre fill . Ardex is definitely at the forefront of the Industry with these products. I spec out Ardex products with every project i take on! I give a 20 year Guarantee with my installs. Ardex allows me to offer this great Guarantee to my clients and I sleep well at night knowing that I use the Best Products available.”, TheFlash on why he LOVES using ARDEX!
ARDEX Americas hosted a Self-Leveling Underlayment training, “Bigger Tile Needs Better Preparation” at the Stockton, CA location this past Tuesday!
Local North Texas Sales Professional Katie Mazza took home a Second Place, Silver Medal finish in the 72kg weight class at the USAPL Powerlifting American Open Championships in Orlando, FL. Katie hit personal records in all 3 lifts. Katie squatted 336lbs, bench pressed 192lbs, and deadlifted 336lbs for a total of 864lbs lifted! With these numbers, Katie has qualified to compete at the USA Powerlifting National Championships which will be held in Orlando Florida in October of 2017.
Congratulations to Katie Mazza of the North Texas ARDEX Team!
Images: Katie receiving her Silver Medal with her coach Jonathan.
ARDEX Building for Growth in the Americas
ARDEX Americas has announced the expansion of their Dallas, Georgia manufacturing facility to include warehouse and production capabilities in support of both the ARDEX and HENRY brands. The 50,000-square foot expansion continues ARDEX’ growth strategy, focusing on manufacturing, training and customer support.
ARDEX Director of Operations Jim Masterson explains, “Expanding our Georgia facility provides our customers in the Southeast US with a full-service warehouse and production facility. Producing, storing and shipping a full line of Tiling and Flooring materials will allow us to better serve our broad and expanding customer base.”
The expansion includes increased silo capacity, production enhancements and state of the art warehousing services. In addition, a brand new ARDEX Academy training center was added to service customers in the Southeast and beyond. The facility is designed to allow for future growth. Jim notes, “Our local engineering team and production staff have a sense of pride knowing their efforts will help grow the company.”
Fuse Alliance has announced ARDEX as the 2016 recipient of their Supplier of the Year award, which was recognized at the organization’s 2017 annual conference in Austin, TX. The Fuse Alliance annual conference focused on connecting the architecture and design community with the network’s flooring experts. In addition to supplier awards, Fuse Alliance network members were recognized for excellence in Communication, Reporting and Follow Up, Loyalty, Sustainability and Spirit.
Bob Dalton, ARDEX Director of Customer Operations and Commercial Excellence explains, “We at ARDEX are extremely honored to receive this award from the Fuse members. This represents the overall commitment from the entire ARDEX organization to provide best in class Products, Services and Support to our business partners.”
ARDEX President Jesse David noted, “We constantly strive to provide the best service and support to our business partners and we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to this outstanding organization in the flooring industry.”
Fuse Alliance official press release can be found here:
AT COVERINGS ’17
ARDEX Americas is pleased to present:
Presented by: Mr. Ralph Johann, Managing Director, Gutjahr Systems, Germany
Friday April 7th – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
(Click here to register and more information)
NEW Tile & Stone SystemOne™ Warranty
ARDEX Americas is pleased to announce that ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems is now offering a 25-Year SystemOne™ tier Warranty on select high performance products!
Click here to learn more about the entire warranty program!