Aliquippa, PA– ARDEX Americas, the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance building products for substrate preparation, tile and stone installation, concrete repair and resurfacing, and finished surface installations, and the industry innovation leader opened the doors to a new innovation / brainstorming room named by ARDEX Americas employees the “Innovation Station”.
To reinforce innovation and the creative breakthrough thinking process that is synonymous with ARDEX, ARDEX Americas President and CEO, Stephan M. Liozu moved from his corner office and designated the space to be used as a brainstorming and innovation room. The name of the room was chosen through a naming contest open to all ARDEX Americas employees. Over 100 names were submitted for consideration, the name selected was “Innovation Station” and thus, the new space had its name.
The Innovation Station is a combination of traditional conference and meeting space combined with a casual, creative and high tech atmosphere designed to inspire free and creative thinking to inspire innovation and problem solving sessions among cross-disciplinary groups within ARDEX Americas.
“ARDEX has been the innovation leader in our industry for over 60 years globally,” stated Mr. Liozu. “The cultural changes by ARDEX are underscored through investments like the Innovation Station where a traditional building products company is providing creative space for its employees to think outside the box and to have a forum where they can develop new ideas and suggestions. ARDEX is fully invested in breakthrough thinking and the innovative process for all aspects of our business.”
The Innovation Station showcases the latest in ARDEX innovative technology with the installation of an ARDEX Polished Concrete Floor. Company logos are also stenciled onto the polished concrete surface. A mural featuring great inventions and innovations hovers above three walls that feature writable dry-erase surfaces. The writable surface is from the floor to eight feet high. The Innovation Station’s state of the art media center contains a 55” large screen monitor, sound and video systems for presentations, as well as video conferencing capabilities for face-to-face meetings with ARDEX team members around the globe.
The Innovation Station was dedicated on Tuesday May 17, 2011 by the ARDEX Global Management Committee during meetings at the ARDEX Americas Corporate Headquarters.