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If you haven't yet made your way to the Silver Lot, in front of South Hall, be sure to stop by and visit the many decorative concrete manufacturers, watch the concrete tool demonstrations, and experience the creation of artistry in decorative concrete. New to the World of Concrete this year, the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion is sure to meet all of your decorative concrete and surface restoration and repair needs.
About 20 different manufacturers have setup shop in the pavilion, hosting a variety of decorative products, information, events, and demonstrations. Solomon Colors Inc./Brickform (Booth O41052), Springfield, Ill., will be hosting daily demonstrations on product applications with stains, overlays, and sprays.
Butterfield Color Inc. (Booth O40859), Aurora, Ill., has had 11 workers prepping for its daily demos since Thursday of last week. The company showcases demonstrations on microtopping and stampable overlays, as well as its new product, the Rock N Roller.
Operative Plasters' and Cement Masons" International Association (OPCMIA) (Booth S12851, O40753) is working with Local 797 OPCMIA Union and Apprenticeship Program on a plastering and staining project. "We will have a demo every day and plan to complete the project by the end of the show," says Waymond D. Parker, vice president of OPCMIA.
Something Better Co. LLC (Booth O40645), Phoenix, is offering a few different training opportunities including Decorative Concrete Training School. The company also is showcasing its newest product, Sink Crete, currently entered in the MIP contest-don't forget to vote for your favorite.
Another manufacturer hosting demonstrations is Prosoco Inc. (Booth O40944), Lawrence, Kan. With a focus on coloring, the demos are held daily during show hours.
In addition to all the manufacturer events, the pavilion is home to the Decorative Concrete Tools Demonstrations where contractors can learn how the proper tools and accessories can help them perform on specific decorative applications. Also, as the 12 artistry projects remain a work in progress, there is plenty of activity buzzing around.