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Mapei acquires concrete admixture specialist in USA

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Additives specialist Mapei Americas has acquired General Resource Technology, Inc. (GRT), a company that markets concrete admixtures and auxiliary products for the concrete industry in the central United States. The company will follow its current operation structure, with GRT Vice President Travis Collins acting as General Manager and reporting to Mapei Americas President and CEO Luigi Di Geso. GRT has two production sites, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and St Louis, Missouri.

“We are very excited about bringing GRT into the Mapei family,” said Mr Di Geso said. “Mapei Group has been in the admixture business for a long time globally, and GRT will certainly help us move forward in that market in the Americas.” By developing synergies with its own product lines, Mapei plans to expand the GRT footprint east and west in the United States and eventually north into Canada and south into Mexico. “With the addition to our portfolio of an admixture manufacturer based in the Americas, the growth rate of our Concrete Systems category will increase even more quickly,” Di Geso added. “As our global Underground Tunneling Technology division expands, GRT will provide an important source of highly specialised products for this market as well.”

Mapei specialises in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls. In addition, Mapei is a world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings. 

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