New website seals CMHA positioning in segmental concrete products, systems

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association checks one of the final deliverables in the integration of predecessor groups, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association, with the launch of Site programming has been a work in progress since the ICPI and NCMA merger in July 2022 and…

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Outdoor Living Supply adds California’s Rock Garden

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Hardscapes distributor Outdoor Living Supply (OLS) has acquired The Rock Garden of Truckee, Calif., a division of Marsh Ventures Inc. Founded in 1998, the independent distributor of natural stone, hardscapes, architectural elements and hand-hewn stone furniture extends the OLS platform into the Golden State and strengthens its regional presence in the Lake…

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Oldcastle APG makes major capital investment in bagging plant along Charlotte-Atlanta corridor By Don Marsh Significant capital investments made by Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, have timed well with strong 2020-2022 building activity. On the heels of a similar investment in Austin, Texas, the provider of integrated outdoor living solutions finalized its most recent big-ticket investment in the last year:…

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George Schofield Co. anchors Outdoor Living hardscapes franchise

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Outdoor Living Supply has commenced a hardscapes distribution business plan with the acquisition of Bridgewater, N.J.-based Geo. Schofield Co. Inc., a leading natural stone source. The transaction is the first for an entity established late last year in partnership with New York private equity firm Trilantic North America. OLS principals aim to…

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ICPI opens 2021 virtual education event registration

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of this month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond…

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Keystone Hardscapes integrates Mid-Atlantic mainstay CST

Sources: Quikrete Cos., Atlanta; CP staff

Keystone Hardscapes is embracing the outdoor space needs of Mid-Atlantic homeowners, contractors, developers, architects, designers and landscape material distributors by bringing New Jersey-based CST under its umbrella. Recognized for high-quality pavers, segmental retaining wall units and related products, CST gains award-winning design innovation, a deeper offering and robust marketing expertise as part of Keystone Hardscapes.

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Natural stone leader Polycor adds Indiana’s Elliott Stone

Source: Polycor Inc., Quebec City

A top player in natural stone, Polycor continues its growth program with the acquisition of Elliott Stone Company Inc., Bedford, Ind.-based quarrier and fabricator of Indiana limestone. The deal expands Polycor’s ability to deliver the most comprehensive offering of natural stone building products for the hardscapes and masonry segments.

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Hardscapes leave asphalt jungles, creosote timbers in rearview mirror


The Brick Industry Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association’s 2017 Hardscape North America awards program recognized 16 winning and 20 honorable mention projects. Sponsored by Belgard and Pavestone, the program was open to residential and commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways, commercial plazas, streets, and other applications of concrete, clay or porcelain pavers and segmental concrete retaining wall units.

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