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 ARDEX Named Pittsburgh Business Times Manufacturer of the Year Finalist

Aliquippa, PA –  ARDEX Americas, the leading developer, and manufacturer of specialty, high-performance products for substrate preparation, tile and stone installation, concrete moisture control, concrete repair and resurfacing, and finished surface installations was named as a 2010 Manufacturer of the Year Finalist by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
 
The Pittsburgh Times, a leading regional business publication hosted the 8th Annual Manufacturer of
the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday December 2, 2010 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. ARDEX Americas was selected as a finalist in the Mega Company Category for their innovation, capital and resource investments and aggressive marketing strategies that resulted in positive gains and continued a sustained leadership position during a volatile economic year in the building and construction industry.
 
ARDEX Americas was nominated by Malin Berquist & Company and the awards were judged by Robert Beatty; University of Pittsburgh Manufacturing Assistance Center, Petra Mitchell; Catalyst Connection, Bill
Omurtag and Arif Sirinterlikci; Robert Morris University, Dennis Thompson; Doyle Center for
Manufacturing and John Van Kirk; National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining.
“We are honored to be recognized among the other elite manufacturing firms here in the Pittsburgh Region” stated Stephan M. Liozu, President and CEO, ARDEX Americas. “It is no secret that the economy has been very difficult for the building industry across the nation. ARDEX remains committed to leading the industry in product performance and technological innovation that provides our customers with a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace, especially at a time when it is needed more than ever before. Our people have shown extraordinary dedication and commitment to excellence in all areas of our business and this award is a direct result of the efforts of every employee at ARDEX Americas.”
 
Mr. Liozu further stated, “These awards also shine a light on the vibrant manufacturing sector in the Pittsburgh Region. Once represented by the steel mills and smoke stacks that lined the three rivers of Pittsburgh, manufacturing here has a new face rooted in technology and innovation. Evident by the outstanding companies recognized by these awards and the hundreds of other manufacturers in the region, manufacturing is still an important and thriving sector of the Pittsburgh Region’s business landscape.”
 
This was the 8th Year for the Pittsburgh Business Times Manufacturer of the Year Awards.  More information can be found at:
 
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2010/12/02/MOY_award_winners_announced.html