In July BASF completed its acquisition of the Degussa AG Global Construction Chemicals business, which includes Degussa Construction Chemicals (Master Builders). This strategic initiative positions the company to tap into the growth potential of the construction chemicals market on a sustainable basis. With headquarters in Germany, the global BASF Construction Chemicals division consists of Admixture Systems and Construction Systems. In North America, the BASF Admixtures business unit will continue to market the Master Builders brand of products and solutions to the ready mix, precast, manufactured concrete products, paving, and underground construction markets.