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ARMA celebrates centennial

Multi-ply bituminous asphalt roofing system on a distribution center in Portland, Oregon. This year, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is experiencing its centenary, and 100 years of committing to excellence. Photo courtesy Malarkey Roofing

Formed in 1915, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is now marking a century of service with a new logo and celebrations. The trade association has brought together many North American manufacturers under the common goal of championing asphalt roofing.

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Faster-drying Noise Control Mat

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Quiet Qurl® FT is a sound control mat designed to limit impact noise between floors. The “fast-tracking” fabric liner suspends the concrete mixture while expediting the drying time.

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U.S. demand for precast concrete products to exceed $12 billion in 2018

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Spurred by rebounding construction activity, the country’s demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.4 percent annually, reaching some $12.2 billion in 2018. According to the Freedonia Group market research report, “Precast Concrete Products,” these increases will be augmented thanks to the material’s ability to reduce the time and expense of construction projects while also improving quality.

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IGGA announces grooving and grinding winners

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The International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA)—a non-profit organization promoting acceptance of diamond grinding and grooving as well as pavement preservation and restoration—has announced the winners of their annual awards program.

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