ARDEX Awarded Best Service Provider by Fuse Alliance

Fuse Alliance awarded ARDEX Americas the best service provider of 2017. Fuse is a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors. Robert Dalton, ARDEX Director of Customer Operations and Commercial Excellence, accepted the award on behalf of ARDEX during the Fuse Alliance annual conference, held in March of this year in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“It is truly an honor for the ARDEX Americas’ organization to be recognized by this great group of commercial flooring installers,” Dalton said. “We all look forward to continued support of Fuse, its members, and the entire flooring industry, with outstanding service and innovative solutions.”

Pictured from left to right are: Geoff Gordon of Fuse, Robert Dalton of ARDEX and Mike Hutton, also of Fuse.


ARDEX Announces Investment in DTA: A Market Leader in Floor and Wall Installation Accessories

Witten (Germany), Melbourne/Sydney (Australia) and Livermore, CA/Aliquippa, PA (USA) (March 7, 2018)

The ARDEX Group announced today it has attained a strategic stake in DTA, a quality tools, trims and machinery provider for the wall and floor market.

DTA was established in Australia in 1976, and is a market leader in the industry. They manufacture, import and distribute high-end tools, trims and machinery throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.  Dedicated to delivering innovative, dependable products, DTA focuses on servicing the professional contractor.

“This joint venture is an exciting addition to the ARDEX strategy of system solutions,” said Mark Eslamlooy, CEO ARDEX Group. “The burgeoning synergies we develop with DTA will present additional value to our customers.”

“DTA is proud to be welcomed into the fold of the ARDEX Group,” said Phillip Cozens, Owner of DTA. “We anticipate building on opportunities for DTA in markets around the world.”

DTA will continue to operate independently from the ARDEX companies in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. There are no planned changes to personnel in either company.

A Global Key Player in High-Performance Specialty Building Materials: 

For nearly 70 years, ARDEX has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent building chemicals with supreme processing reliability – the brand of choice for installers and wholesalers. ARDEX remains an independent, family-owned business focused on our most important tradition: uncompromising quality. Today over 2,700 employees in 50 countries work towards our vision of being one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality specialist building materials.

WEBINAR: Capillary Passive Drainage for Exterior Tiling Installations

Join us on August 22 at 1:00 pm Central Daylight (2:00 pm ET) time for a one-hour educational webinar.

Exterior tile and stone installations are becoming more popular and requiring the use of specialized installation materials to handle the tough demands of tiling outside. With these tougher conditions to overcome such as freeze thaw cycles, water management and proper installation techniques, failures can still occur and result in costly repairs.

This one-hour webinar will examine common failures on balconies and decks, how the use of capillary passive drainage mats can avoid effloresce and failures, and how thresholds should be addressed so that exterior tile and stone installations can be installed properly.

Exterior Systems Webinar 1

Exterior Systems Webinar 2

About the Presenter:

Mark Pennine

Mark Pennine has been involved in the tile and stone industry for over 35 years.  As a third-generation tile installer, Mark owned his own tile contracting business for 25 years. Mark has worked for ARDEX Americas for the past five years, most recently as the Technical Manager of Tile and Stone Installation Systems. He has presented tile and stone installation products and procedures to contractors, architects, manufacturers, and distributors. Mark is active on many industry committees including the ANSI ASC A108 standards committee, NTCA Technical committee, MMSA, and IICRC substrate committee.

ARDEX Americas Announces Expansion of Aliquippa, PA Manufacturing Facility

Aliquippa, PA, July 11, 2017 – ARDEX Americas recently announced a major expansion of their Aliquippa, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility, effectively doubling its size. This is the third such expansion for the company this year. In February ARDEX released news of an extension for the Dallas, Georgia plant and is also currently working to expand the manufacturing footprint in Stockton, California. The Aliquippa addition, which is the site of the Americas headquarters, includes significant increases in warehouse and production capabilities to better facilitate ARDEX’s growth strategy.

ARDEX Americas President, Jesse David explained, “We continue to experience strong growth throughout the Americas and across all business segments. This expansion is a direct result of our growth and allows ARDEX to continue to provide innovative products to our existing customer base as well as meet the future needs of an expanding market. We are committed to investing capital into our plants and infrastructure to provide the very highest levels of service and support that our customers demand.”

The expansion includes the addition of a new production operation and additional capacity to support future growth. ARDEX Director of Operations Jim Masterson added, “We wanted to enhance the capabilities of our operation group and increase efficiencies in the long term. This will help both production and storage and position us well for the future.” The Aliquippa expansion project will continue in phases for the rest of 2017 and into 2018 but will have no effect on how customers are serviced.

Try the new ARDEX OVP™ White!!


Trowelable finishing compound used for tilt-up walls, pre-cast or poured in place concrete panels, and other concrete or masonry surfaces.

Product page: https://www.ardexamericas.com/products/

ARDEX Americas Wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices Award

Aliquippa, PA, April 5, 2017 – ARDEX Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category; Innovation in Learning and Development. The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest Pittsburgh based HR organization, has sponsored this event for over a decade. This award celebration recognizes employers from across the Pittsburgh region who have demonstrated creativity in designing business practices that have significantly contributed towards organizational and employee achievements. This award exemplifies the commitment we have made to key business strategy, “Drive Culture and People Development.”

ARDEX Americas was recognized for creating a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program called “Stepping Stones” to better prepare the hi-potential talent pool, to “step up” to new opportunities. Kathryn Gardner, ARDEX Recruitment and Employee Development Manager explained, “We believe our employees are our most important asset as an organization and it is critical to create innovative education programs to enhance learning and develop an engaged workforce.” Founded in 1978, ARDEX Americas has always put a focus on learning and education for their customers -and employees. Rhonda West, ARDEX Human Resources Director notes, “ARDEX is known for innovative products, so this award continues a culture of innovation for our overall people process.”

Award synopsis: Americas has created a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program, that addresses the training needs for every level of personnel, from the individual contributor, to executive leadership.  “Stepping Stones”, is successfully meeting the key challenges identified by the business in successfully assimilating new employees into Company Culture, creating a skilled, diverse and engaged workforce, and a dynamic, hi-potential talent pool, who are better prepared to “step up” to new opportunities – both locally, and globally. ARDEX Americas has made “Driving Culture and People Development”, a key business strategy, and has invested significant time and resources, in creating learning and development programs that directly address business needs, impact bottom-line line results, and give them the competitive advantage. ARDEX is truly making their people, ‘the Foundation on which we build our Business”.

PHRA awards press release link; http://www.pittsburghhra.org/page/22

For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit www.ardexamericas.com

ARDEX Adopt-A-Highway – Thank You!

Thank you to the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who dodged “April showers” to pick up the following debris from Todd Road and the ARDEX campus during our Spring clean-up held yesterday, April 4th.  The team picked up 30 trash bags, a tire, a TV and other miscellaneous debris. This is ARDEX’s 11th year participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program. We achieved our 10-year designation in 2016.

Our volunteers were as follows: Bob Kosior, Brandon Hoo, Breanne Thompson, Bret Lewis (Team Lead), Brian Leheny, Charles Powell, Dan Higgins, Dan McLaughlin, Eric P. McGrosky, Harold Cain, Joe Tisak, Kathryn Gardner (Team Lead), Lori Angelo, Mark Perez, Matt Costanza, Randy Holt, Rhonda West, RJ Smith, Ryan Koerbel, Sean Wormald, Sharon Prince (Team Lead), Steven Newbrough, Tom Tran, Tony Tilford.

Launching at Coverings ’17!

What can withstand 150+ Freeze Thaw Cycles?

What can defy even the strongest rains?

What is insensitive to the harshest heat and humidity?

Find out at ARDEX Americas, Booth 2638, during Coverings ’17!

Countdown to Coverings ’17!

ONLY 4 Days Left Until COVERINGS ’17!

Checkout the ARDEX Americas Booth (2638) located in the TCNA Pavilion!

An Edge Above the Rest

An Edge Above the Rest

Cutting Edge Tile Inc, Owner Carl “TheFlash” Leonard recently used ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems for a 95 sq. ft. bathroom remodel in Sewell, NJ. ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane was installed over 3/4″ plywood subfloor with ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid Set Uncoupling Membrane Bonding Adhesive. 12″ x 24″ porcelain tiles were installed on the shower wall using ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar.

“I like FLEXBONE uncoupling underlayment because of it’s unique ability to accept Latex modified thinsets on top and bottom. I’ve also noticed that I use significantly less thinset during pre fill . Ardex is definitely at the forefront of the Industry with these products. I spec out Ardex products with every project i take on!  I give a 20 year Guarantee with my installs.  Ardex allows me to offer this great Guarantee to my clients and I sleep well at night knowing that I use the Best Products available.”, TheFlash on why he LOVES using ARDEX!