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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 8:01 am | Updated: 8:31 am, Fri May 22, 2020.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2020--

An industry pioneer known for its iconic and unmistakable yellow bag of concrete, The QUIKRETE ® Companies turns 80 today. This historic milestone celebrates the journey from fledgling building materials supplier in Columbus, Ohio to the largest manufacturer of pre-blended, packaged concrete and cementitious products in North America. On its 80th anniversary, The QUIKRETE Companies is a comprehensive building solutions powerhouse proudly contributing to the growth and health of our country’s structure and infrastructure every day.

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On its 80th anniversary, The QUIKRETE Companies celebrates continued service to the infrastructure well-being of our country as a comprehensive building materials resource. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Following the vision of our founder, Gene Winchester, The QUIKRETE Companies remains true to its roots as the innovator of pre-blended materials that make building, repair and home improvement projects efficient, consistent and profitable,” said Will Magill, CEO of The QUIKRETE Companies. “Building on an unmatched network that allows us to provide products anywhere within 24 hours, we’ve diversified and strengthen our portfolio, manufacturing capabilities, quality control, technical expertise and geographic footprint to best serve the marketplace. This approach and a dedicated team of associates has allowed us to live up to being ‘What America’s Made Of’ for 80 years.”

Under the leadership of Winchester’s sons Jim, Jack and Dennis, who remain active Board members, The QUIKRETE Companies realized a transformational evolution grounded in developing, producing and delivering high-quality, commercial-grade materials that meet the demands of a constantly emerging industry. Started on the heels of a prosperous post-World War II economy that drove building across the country, The QUIKRETE Companies made trademark advancements in every decade, highlighted by:

1940s

The precursor to The QUIKRETE Companies, Maintenance Products Inc. was founded

1950s

First pre-blended, branded product called Gemaco QUIKRETE manufactured

QUIKRETE ® brand trademarked

1960s

QUIKRETE Hydraulic Water Stop introduced

QUIKRETE Do-It-Yourself with Packaged Concrete and Mortar Guide produced

1970s

QUIKRETE QUIKWALL Surface Bonding Cement introduced

20 th QUIKRETE plant opened

1980s

QUIKRETE Fast-Setting Concrete in the Red Bag introduced

QUIKRETE ad campaign starring Don Knotts launched

1990s

QUIKRETE Commercial Grade FastSet Products introduced

70 th QUIKRETE plant opened

2000s

QUIKRETE Concrete Resurfacer introduced

QUIKRETE logo updated to current version

2010s

100 th QUIKRETE plant opened

QUIKRETE acquires industry-leading companies in adjacent categories

The QUIKRETE Companies is able to effectively serve its customers as a scalable, single source for commercial, residential and industrial building, repair and rehabilitation projects across North America. The QUIKRETE Companies includes:

  • QUIKRETE ® – pre-blended, packaged concrete mortars, grouts, stuccos, and other related cementitious and repair products
  • Custom ® Building Products – flooring preparation products, and tile and stone installation systems
  • Contech ® Engineered Solutions – infrastructure solutions including stormwater management systems, corrugated metal and plastic pipe, erosion control, and bridge structures
  • Rinker Materials ® – concrete pipe, concrete box culverts and related products for the collection, storage and controlled release of stormwater
  • Pavestone ® – retaining walls, pavers, patios stones and other segmental concrete products serving the consumer retail market
  • Keystone ® – concrete segmental retaining walls, concrete pavers and other hardscape products serving the commercial, residential and industrial markets
  • Best Block – architectural block, standard block, retaining walls, and masonry and concrete accessories
  • SPEC MIX ® – pre-blended, packaged mortars, grouts and stuccos available in standard bags and 3,000-pound bulk bags delivered through silo systems
  • Premier ® Building Solutions – high-performance sealants, adhesives, foams and flashing products for commercial, residential, industrial and transportation applications
  • QPR (Quality Pavement Repair) – permanent pavement repair and asphalt repair materials

For more information about The QUIKRETE Companies, visit www.QUIKRETE.com and/or connect at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

The QUIKRETE ® Companies

Founded in 1940, The QUIKRETE ® Companies serves the residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure industries as a scalable, single-source solution for building, repair and rehabilitation projects across North America. Not only the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in the U.S. and Canada, The QUIKRETE ® Companies also delivers high-quality, commercial-grade products through related industry-leading organizations including Custom Building Products ®, Contech ® Engineered Solutions, Rinker Materials™, Keystone Hardscapes ®, Pavestone ®, Best Block, Premier Building Solutions™, Spec Mix ®, Target Technologies ®, Daubois ® and QPR ®. The QUIKRETE ® Companies operates about 280 facilities including technical centers to provide unmatched product innovation, depth, quality-control and distribution as well as full-service customer support. The QUIKRETE ® Companies truly is “What America’s Made Of”. For more information, visit www.quikrete.com or call (800) 282-5828.

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CONTACT: Chad Corley

The QUIKRETE®Companies

(404) 634-9100

ccorley@quikrete.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE MANUFACTURING COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS OTHER MANUFACTURING

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