USG announces user-friendly waterproofing system for tiled showers
USG Corporation has launched a new waterproofing system for tiled showers. The Durock Shower System is a fully bonded waterproofing system that features easy installation and controls moisture independently of the tile covering.
The system streamlines the installation process via pre-sloped foam shower trays (versus the typical dry pack mortar shower bases). Durcok also features a thin, pliable waterproofing membrance and an easily installed drain assembly.
"We are very proud to offer an affordable, higher quality system that will enable faster job turnover and higher profits for our customers," says Scott Crandall, business manager, Substrates and Specialty Division at USG. "We put an abundance of research and engineering into this system to ensure a best-in-class solution that outperforms the competition."
The product is designed for both new construction and repair or remodel projects, with more than 50 grate options in 10 different finishes.
Master Lock stresses education during National Preparedness Month
In observance of September’s National Preparedness Month, Master Lock is launching a campaign aimed at educating consumers on basic emergency preparation guidelines.
Among the tips offered by Master Lock are:
• Signing up for alerts from FEMA;
• Understanding common terms used by news and weather reporters;
• Keeping digital copies of important documents such as passports and insurance policies;
• Create a family evacuation plan; and
• Build an emergency disaster kit containing water, non-perishable food items, a radio, flashlight, batteries, first aid supplies and more
"We often think that emergencies won’t happen to us," said Mario Armstrong, a Master Lock representative. "In reality, emergencies catch families off guard all the time, which can make our digital lives very vulnerable. Technology is making it easier than ever to stay informed of emergencies and safeguard what’s most important in these situations — our loved ones, our digital memories and the items that can help us with a speedy recovery."
Cemex bolsters its European presence via Holcim deal
Cemex has reached an agreement to acquire some of Holcim’s assets for 70 million euros, a move aimed at strengthening the building materials company’s footprint in Europe.
“When finalized, this will be an important strategic step that should allow Cemex to improve its footprint in Europe, and it will consolidate our portfolio in the continent,” said Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman and CEO of Cemex.
Specifically, Cemex is set to acquire all of Holcim’s assets in the Czech Republic, including a cement plant, four aggregates quarries and 17 ready-mix plants.
In Germany, Cemex is divesting its assets in the western part of the country to Holcim, including a cement plant, two grinding mills, one slag granulator, 22 aggregates quarries and 79 ready-mix plants.
Cemex and Holcim will combine all operations in Spain, with Cemex maintaining a 75% controlling interest over the combined assets.
All together, the transactions are expected to fuels gains in Cemex’s EBITDA of roughly $20-30 million. They are not final and are subject to the fulfillment of various conditions and due diligence. The company expects to finalize the deal in the fourth quarter of this year.