World of Concrete 2014

Words: Dan Kamys

In January, Masonry Magazine met with companies from all segments of the masonry industry during World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2014 in Las Vegas. Attendees at the high-energy show seemed positive about the immediate and far future of the masonry business. Key industry players are convinced that 2014 and 2015 will be successful years. Following are images from some of our visits to companies throughout the show.

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Makita’s booth offered a wealth of information about the company’s newest blades and products. Kordayann Wiley participates in the Oldcastle ‘Build for Charity’ event, which featured installing the EnduraMax High Performance Wall System. As the wall grew, so did dollars donated to SkillsUSA.
 
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Maxwell Systems gave a presentation on its latest software for contractors.
   
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Mark Bury, BASF Construction Chemicals, addresses the crowd during a BASF morning press conference. Cool-Crete’s Dwayne Dillingham explained the company’s concrete additive product.
 
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Quikrete’s Multi-Media Demos showcased the company’s R&D efforts.
 
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Shown is the Portable Inverter Generator from Kohler – small in size, packed with power. Husqvarna hosted a breakfast press conference to introduce its latest and greatest new products.
   
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IQ Power Tools’ Paul Guth demonstrates the PC 912 Dust Control Power Cutter. ITW’s Karen Kowalczyk gave Masonry a tour of the company’s offerings for mason contractors. Jennifer Morrell, editor of Masonry, tests an impact driver from Bosch during WOC/WOM 2014.
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