Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas & New Year's Day Holiday Closures

Curecrete Distribution, Inc. will be closed December 24th, 25th & 28th in observance of the Christmas (US) holidays.

Regular business operations will resume on Tuesday, December 29th.

We will also be closed on January 1st in observance of New Year's Day and will resume operations on January 2nd.

Please prepare in advance for your ordering and shipping needs.

Thank you for your understanding.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

AF in ConstructionWeekOnline.com Magazine

Tony Hogg, Managing Director Middle East for the Ashford Formula was recently featured in ConstructionWeekOnline.com magazine citing the sealing benefits of the Ashford Formula.

The article focuses on the ever-changing construction industry in the Middle East and explores the benefits and "future of precast in the Middle East."

Click Here to read the full article.  (Note: Ashford Formula featured on pg. 5.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NEW! Ashford Formula Electronic Literature Suite

The Marketing Department recently compiled all Ashford Formula literature into a single, complete "suite" for easier accessibility and distribution through various electronic mediums.

Each brochure may be downloaded individually or together as a whole.  We hope that this will increase the flexibility of distributing Ashford Formula literature and reduce the need for hard copy literature now and in the future.  By doing so, we will also be helping the environment, which is always an added incentive!

TO DOWNLOAD THE SUITE CLICK HERE!  Note:  You may need to download an updated version of Adobe Reader in order to view this document.  When you click to download the literature suite, you will be automatically notified if your software requires updating.


Happy Holidays,
The Marketing Department

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

Curecrete Distribution, Inc. will be closed November 26 - 27, 2009 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day (US) holidays.

Regular business operations will resume on Monday, November 30, 2009.

Please prepare in advance for your ordering and shipping needs.

Thank you for your understanding.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cure-creeepy Halloween Party!

This past Friday, Curecrete Distribution, Inc. celebrated Halloween with a very fun and festive Halloween office luncheon in the conference room.  Thanks to Sheri-Ann (Marketing Director), Laura Clark (Sales & Corporate Accounts Assistant), Amanda Arnold (Purchasing Clerk) and Linda Beckman (Operations Assistant), the conference room was transformed into a dark dungeon with tons of cobwebs and mysterious bubbling potions of every color!

Everyone dined on hot soup and chili, along with a few tasty salads and warm, delicious bread sticks and rolls!  To make it even sweeter, there was pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream, peanut butter brownies, doughnuts, homemade fruit cobbler, cupcakes and pumpkin whoopie pies filled with cream cheese butter cream.  As if things couldn't get any sweeter, Curtis Turnbull (RetroPlate National Accounts Representative) made a huge batch of his famous homemade root beer complete with dry ice for special effects!  Everyone agreed it was probably the best root beer they'd ever had!

The highlight of the party was when Jerry and Calleen Jones strolled in as a biker couple complete with leather jackets and helmets!  It was certainly an awesome sight to see.

Here are a few pictures from our party.  I hope you all had a fun and cheerful Halloween with lots and lots of candy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Concrete Latinoamerica 2009

The sixth edition of Concreto Latinoamerica, formerly World of Concrete Mexico, was held from August 18 - 20, 2009 at the Centro de Exposiciones Banamex in Mexico City, Mexcio.

The conference hosted 7,252 construction members from more than 22 countries with 11,000 sqm of indoor exhibition area and 500 sqm of outdoor exhibition space.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Curecrete Distribution, Inc. Hosts Japanese Executives

(L-R) Takahiro Kagawa, Toshihiro Okawa, Jerry Jones, Christine Tanner

On Monday, Curecrete Distribution, Inc. hosted two executives from Tokyo, Japan - Mr. Toshihiro Okawa, President and Mr. Takahiro Kagawa, Executive Officer and G.M. of Administration of Toyo Kogyo, Co. Ltd.  They visited with Jerry Jones, President and CEO of Curecrete Distribution, Inc. and Christine Tanner, Director of Operations and International Sales to discuss the Ashford Formula and the current global economic situation.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

World of Concrete 2010 - Discount Passes

World of Concrete 2010 will be here before you know it!  The Marketing Department has already received discount coupons for admissions to the show which will be held February 2-5, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Register online today at www.worldofconcrete.com and use the source code BUY to gain exhibits-only admission for $10! Admission at the door is $65.

Please notify your customers and clients of this great deal!

To download this coupon click here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Congratulations to Derin Demirsoy!

Curecrete Distribution, Inc. is proud to acknowledge the achievements of Derin Demirsoy who won the 2009 Show Jumping Grand Prix in Salzburg, Austria. Derin, only 15 years old, competed in the 16-25 age division with his horse Murano Surprise.

"A sensation was his victory! Derin Demirsoy today saw the European Youngster Cup not only because of his young age of only 15 years for attention but also because of his performance on the course. In the saddle of his 10-year-old son Murano Surprise, he proved not only talent but also feel for distance and speed. The only Nullfehlerritt brought the first victory in the European Youngster Cup S ** and a lot of attention to the professional audience." (As reported on www.eycup.eu)

Derin is the son of Emir Demirsoy, international distributor for the Ashford Formula in Turkey.  Congratulations Derin for a job well done!  We are very proud of you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Allstate's Eco-Friendly Data Center (Rochelle, IL)

The Ashford Formula was recently applied to 23,000-square-feet of Allstate Insurance Company's new "Eco-Friendly Data Center" in Rochelle, IL.  According to the press release, this 65,000-sqaure-foot facility "is targeted to meet LEED Gold certification" and is "one of America's most energy-efficient and environmentally conscious data centers." 

Allstate has released a short video highlighting this facility's "green" attributes, including a few great shots of their newly treated Ashford Formula concrete floors (pictures at 00:39 - 0:40 seconds).

Ashford Formula's "green" attributes were no doubt a major factor in its selection for use on this facility.  Ashford Formula is water-based, contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and is fume and vapor free.  Unlike many other floor coverings which require adhesives, or contain fibers that can harbor ordors and other indoor air contaminants, the Ashford Formula seals and dustproofs exposed concrete floors, eliminating any concern regarding poor indoor air quality.  The Ashford Formula is also a one-time, permanent application that lasts the lifetime of the concrete, and is also ideal for preserving and protecting existing concrete floors.  Preparing existing floors with Ashford Formula reduces waste, as well as the need for new construction materials (see "LEED Point Contributor: The Ashford Formula").

Curecrete Distribution, Inc. and the Ashford Formula are proud to have contributed to this great, eco-friendly facility.  Our appreciation goes out to Bob Donahue, Ashford Formula Technical Field Representative and Artlow Systems who served as the applicator for this project.  Great job!

Friday, October 2, 2009

M&M Distributing Coors Beer (Salt Lake City, UT)

Ashford Formula was applied to the concrete floors of the M&M Distributing facility in Salt Lake City, UT in the late 1970s. Tony Perry, Operations Manager at M&M Distributing explains the improvements and benefits of using Ashford Formula in his facility and demonstrates the extreme hardness the floor has taken on since being treated. Along with a solid floor, Tony also explains the natural sheen which develops with time and traffic, the dustproofing benefits of Ashford Formula, and also the minimal maintenance required to maintain the floor's surface.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Project Highlight: SEW Eurodrive by NORSA GmbH (Bruchsal, Germany)

NORSA GmbH recently completed the floors for SEW Eurodrive's corporate headquarters in Bruchsal, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  The owners of the building specified the Ashford Formula on the 416,029 sqf / 38,650 sqm project, which was started in December 2008 and completed in August 2009.  SEW Eurodrive is an "international organization that manufactures geared motors, frequency inverters and servo drives."  They employ over 11,000 people worldwide.*

According to NORSA GmbH, the project was "an overall great experience" because "quality standards during construction were set high." The building owners understood that cleaning the floors were very important to achieving an excellent floor.  Applicators originally cleaned the entire floor in preparation for the Ashford Formula, and for every subsequent application phase the owners cleaned and prepared the floor for the applicators.

Well done to NORSA GmbH and their crew for an excellent project, and to Jeannette Hogue for submitting this project highlight.  The floor looks great!

*SEW Eurodrive. (2009, April 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:56, April 21, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Come See Us!

The Ashford Formula will be exhibiting at the following trade shows. If you'll be in attendance, please make sure to stop by and come see us!

DBIA 2009 Design-Build Conference & Expo
November 5-7, 2009
Gaylord National
Washington DC

Booth #602 (Click Here to View Map)

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
November 11-13, 2009
Phoenix, AZ

Booth #5300
(Click Here to View Map)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome to the New Ashford Formula Blog!

Welcome to the new Ashford Formula Blog! We're excited to share with you the the latest news and events of the Ashford Formula as it happens worldwide!

Here you will find project highlights, press releases and magazine feature articles highlighting the success of the Ashford Formula, as well as announcements, news and current events. Remember to check back often to find out where you can meet up with our representatives at trade shows throughout the year!

Ashford Formula Featured in CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY TODAY Publication

The Ashford Formula was recently featured in Concrete Technology Today Magazine (Volume 4, 2009), a publication based in Singapore. The article featured the Ashford Formula's use on existing concrete floors, and specifically focused on the work completed at the General Motors Service and Parts Operations (SPO) Plant in Drayton Plains, Michigan, USA.

The article focused on the facility's damaged concrete floors and the more than 50 years of wax build-up that began to chip off under the extreme weight of forklifts. The floors were plagued with "dangerous pits, ridges, and unevenness " causing forklifts to bounce as they carried heavy loads throughout the facility. Tire markings were also a significant concern as the light reflectivity of the space had been significantly compromised due to the floor's severe damage.

To find out how the Ashford Formula was used to repair this damaged floor, CLICK HERE and read the complete article.

Rehab Floor: ProLogis by Probeton Sp. z o.o. (Katovice, Poland)

The Ashford Formula was applied on the floor of a new ProLogis warehouse in Katovice, Poland. The floor had been abused by the previous tenant and ProLogis wanted to bring the floor up to a respectable standard before acquiring the space.

The Ashford Formula Distributor in Poland, Probeton Sp. z o.o., approached ProLogis to expound on the virtues of an Ashford Formula treated floor. This led to the completion a 3,000 sqm refurbished floor along with 6,000 sqm of additional new flooring treated with the Ashford Formula.

Probeton Sp. z o.o. has consistently sought out the refurbishment market ever since they became an exclusive Ashford Formula Distributor in Poland. This has led to their great success over the last 5 years and this project is only a small representation of their classic work in their region.