May 11, 2012

Oldcastle Architectural, a leading producer of concrete masonry products in North America, has renamed its high-density, pre-finished architectural concrete masonry unit Cordova Stone, according to a company announcement. The rebrand is part of the company’s research and development in artisan stone veneers.

April 24, 2012

The Reston, Va.-based Brick Industry Association (BIA) pointed to winners of its 2011 Brick in Architecture Awards to promote the sustainability of clay brick.

“As a versatile building material made from abundant natural resources, there is no substitute for genuine clay brick,” said Gregg Borchelt, president and CEO of the BIA.

October 3, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) announced its third annual MVMA Design Awards, a program created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. 

July 6, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association Design Awards recognized a variety of projects featuring masonry veneer on the interior or exterior of the project.

The program was created to recognize the work of industry professionals who are setting trends by featuring manufactured stone veneer in their projects. 

June 6, 2011

Laticrete, manufacturer of systems for the installation of tile and stone, launched its Laticrete Grout Channel Refurbishment Kit with the environmental benefit of waste reduction.

April 19, 2011

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA), the trade association organized specifically for the adhered masonry veneer industry, has announced new officers.

Dan Mulhern, of Veneerstone, will serve as president and Chuck Stein, of Environmental StoneWorks, will serve as VP. Ardeen Brever, of Boulder Creek Stone, will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer, and Ralph Vasami of Kellen Co. will continue to serve as the executive VP.

January 11, 2011

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center compared moisture resistance among typical residential exteriors and found brick veneer provided the highest in moisture resistance and dryness.

December 22, 2010

Owens Corning has signed an agreement to sell its masonry division, which makes Owens Corning Cultured Stone exterior siding, to Boral Industries in a two-part transaction, the company announced. 

The building products supplier will sell a 50% stake in its masonry products unit to Boral Industries for $45 million at closing, and the unit will then be operated jointly until early 2014. At that time, Owens Corning will sell its remaining 50% stake for $45 million and may receive additional proceeds dependent upon 2013 financial performance. 

November 15, 2010

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October 27, 2010

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March 2, 2008

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November 11, 2007

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October 2, 2007

Middleburg, Pa.-based Architectural Precast had 2006 revenue of $14.3 million....

September 9, 2007

Quality Concrete, headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, will become part of Knife River Corp., the construction...