Sources: Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals, Alpharetta, Ga., CP staff
Ten months into its launch, Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals has stepped up support of the combined Chryso Inc. and GCP Applied Technologies solution portfolio, especially in markets where the concrete admixture brands are best established. An inaugural integration of Chryso and GCP product processing or manufacturing is complete at a Royse City, Texas plant; conversion of other North American sites to dual brand production capability is under way. Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals is also extending its Technical Services network in the United States and Canada to provide customers product recommendations and troubleshooting. Announcement of a new lab is planned for later this summer.
Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals formed in October, shortly after Chryso parent Saint-Gobain, Paris, acquired GCP Applied Technologies. Management has initially prioritized customer continuity, maintaining consistent services, personnel and products. “We continue to be focused on being a leader connected to our customers,” affirms Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals North America President Steve Williams. “Responsiveness is critical in our industry. By combining our two businesses, we can leverage the best local teams to provide hands-on service, improve lead times and optimize our overall services. I am proud to announce that we have invested in multiple Capex projects across North America to further strengthen our customer-centric focus, helping customers grow their business.”
“The integration of Chryso and GCP offers more than 200 years of combined experience,” adds Technical Service Director Terry Harris. “From my days at GCP, to now leading the Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals concrete Technical Service team, innovation continues to be our core. Earlier this year, we introduced EnviroMix SE, a strength enhancer that reduces concrete embodied carbon. It is the first co-developed solution from Chryso and GCP, and greatly illustrates how both companies are stronger together.”
With a continued focus on performance and sustainability goals, Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals has been introducing other innovative product solutions designed to reduce the cement and concrete carbon dioxide footprint, as well as enhance the circular economy. The combined Chryso and GCP teams are presently engaged in an extensive customer and employee consultation project on the future company brand.