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Release date: September 2017
September 27, 2017 – We are proud to announce the latest additions to our sales team here at Conproco.  Bob Holmes and his team at Holmesco Inc. (formerly R.K. Holmes Co.) will be representing our product line in the Southern Region of the U.S. (Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) and Mike Dickey, President of Dickey Sales, LLC will be our newest representative in the Midwest Region (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).  Click here to meet the Holmesco Inc. team.  Click here to learn more about Mike Dickey and follow him on Linkedin.
September 19, 2017  – CONPROCO and PROSOCO have reaffirmed their commitment to product training and support for restoration professionals by co-founding the Restoration Training Collaborative (RTC).  The RTC will develop and host a continuous series of joint training programs for the restoration industry at nationwide locations.  See the press release.
Specialty Sealants in Detroit, Michigan owned by Andrew Fortin is our newest Matrix Kiosk Color Matching System Distributor.
Release date:  August 2017         
2017 Trinity Award Winner – The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island and The Seaside Park was featured on the cover of SWR Institute’s Applicator Magazine this month.  The 8 page article written by Preservation Architect Diane Kaese highlights the use of Conproco’s “sand colored Stucco” as the product of choice for the nearly 100 year old building’s exteriors walls.  See the full article here (reprinted with permission).
Release date:  June 2017
June 21st – Conproco is proud to be a supporting sponsor of one local library’s summer reading program “Build a Better World”  right around the corner at the Barrington Public Library.  We’re pleased to lend a helping hand and inspire the next generation to learn, grow, connect and create.  Here’s two of our own favorite library summer building (restoration) projects:  Morgan Libary (masonry) and the Worcester Public Library (concrete).
June 19th – We’re excited to share that the Loom City Lofts project in Rockville, CT was selected for an Excellence in Construction Award by the Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The project was selected as a winner by an independent panel of judges consisting of owners, architects and engineers and is a “testament to the work performed and your firm’s capabilities in the construction industry.”  The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Release date:  May 2017
Conproco introduces ISR V/O.  This Portland cement based concrete repair material with ECB-Tech corrosion protection is perfect for protective repairs to vertical and overhead jobs.  See our latest ISR Marketing Bulletin for even more features and benefits.
May 17-20th – Aaron Wolk and Jim Hunter joined forces at this year’s “Imagine the Power of Partnerships” – Michigan Historic Preservation Network Annual Conference at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.  Click here to see their 2017 Member Directory which features a Conproco photo of ornate terra-cotta repairs done to the facade of the Burton School in Grand Rapids.
Release date:  March 2017
This month felt a little like March Madness for Masonry Professionals with a record number of trainings, trade shows and conferences happening from coast to coast!
  • Jim Hunter, our Michigan sales rep, kicked off the first full week of March (Feb 27th actually) sharing his deep industry and Conproco product knowledge at ICRI Michigan‘s Demo Days in Detroit.
  • Larry Burkhardt and Kirstin Davis officially kicked off March on the 1st with an AIA Facade Repair workshop for 50 folks in Harrisburg, PA at MCACP‘s “Masonry for the Ages” event.
  • Lucky Larry also represented Conproco at SWR Institute’s Winter Technical Meeting in Huntington Beach, CA from March 5th-7th and proved he’s more than a master of masonry troubleshooting. He took home the top trophy for his sleuthing skills at the Murder Mystery event aboard the Queen Mary!
  • Concurrently, Conproco helped sponsor a “Concrete 101” event back on the east coast along with Genest and Maine’s CSI – (Construction Specifications Institute). Don Michaud and Corey Davis traveled to Gorham, ME to share some problem solving techniques for proper repair and quality control strategies on concrete.
  • Back at the home office, we welcomed Cathy Freeman to our Customer Service Team on International Women’s Day (March 8th) and have kept her busy in training on all things Conproco since.
  • When winter storm Stella hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions mid month, it didn’t deter Aaron Wolk and Larry B from delivering our half-day Matrix training out in the Midwest at Glenrock‘s Chicago and Milwaukee locations.
  • A week later, Kirstin and Larry took time to “Train-the-Trainers” at IMI’s Chicago branch on March 20th and 21st.
  • Meanwhile, Corey Davis represented ProMasonry in the New England market March 20th and 22nd by jumping in to Genest’s Boot Camp Event for Contractors at both Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME locations.
  • Don, Larry and Aaron are back at it in Baltimore on March 23rd offering our SWRI validated Masonry Restoration Elements Full Day Training Class. This class is getting rave reviews and is newly AIA certified which will make it an even better investment for specifiers.
  • Believe it or not, Aaron and Larry are back at it in the Midwest leading another sold out, half day Matrix Certification class at Glenrock in Indianapolis on March 28th. Then it’s back to Chicago for the final event – Glenrock’s Annual “State of the Art Show“.
Release date:  February 2017
Conproco and CEO/President Chris Brown celebrate 42 years in business this month!
Release date:  January 2017
Conproco’s newly validated “Masonry Restoration Elements Training” received kudos and accolades from SWR Institute proctor Dave Moreland of The Witmer Group ~ Excellent training!! This 8hr class was by far the best training that I have been a part of since I have started my masonry career 20+ years ago! The crew at Conproco did a fabulous job organizing and performing the training. I also had the privilege to act as the proctor for this training thru SWRI. I would highly recommend it to anyone in or new to the industry! Great Job Larry (Burkhardt), Kirstin (Davis), Aaron (Wolk) and Don (Michaud)!
Release date:  January 2017
2017 TECHNICAL TRAINING ANNOUNCED – February and March are filling up with full and half day hands-on masonry restoration classes both at our Mid-Atlantic Resource Center (MARC) and across the Midwest at the Glenrock Company. We’ve also added a new hands-on training class this year titled “Protective Coatings – Hands On” for 1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits. To find out more about this and all of our approved AIA/CES courses click here.
Release date:  December 2016
Jim Hunter, President of R.M. Hunter Co. in Grosse Ile, MI, is our newest manufacturer’s representative.  Jim brings over 35 years of expertise within the construction industry representing quality product lines and conducting architectural and engineering consultations. We’re very excited about Jim’s long track record in the region and the opportunity our relationship affords us both in bringing high quality resources to our customers across Michigan.
Release date:  December 2016
We’re excited to announce the newest addition to our Technical Sales Team.  Aaron Wolk joined Conproco in early December and will be working to support the Midwest Region. See his bio and contact information here and be sure to connect with him on Linkedin.
Release date:  September 2016
LEARNING NEVER ENDS – Conproco’s Sales Team met mid-month to talk shop and beef up their technical skills in our Bow, NH plant.  Don, Corey, Kirstin and Larry spent the day with George Boisvert, a veteran contractor with 60 years of field experience and a Conproco partner for over 3 decades getting their hands dirty, mixing and coloring stucco, and plying the trowel to make sure their product knowledge is top notch and up to date.  Keep in touch and see pics on Conproco’s Facebook page.
Release date:  July 2016
NEWLY VALIDATED SWRI MASONRY RESTORATION TRAINING –
Release date:  June 2016
We’ve added several project profiles of award winning restoration efforts to our website: Historic Walnut 32 Parking Garage at UPenn in Philadelphia, PA; Luxury residences at 100 Arlington Street in Boston, MA; and Repurposed factory turned community housing complex at Loom City Lofts in Rockville, CT.  Click here to see ALL our project profiles.
Release date:  April 2016
Conproco’s Mid-Atlantic Resource Center (MARC) is getting BIGGER and BETTER!  During the month of May, we’ll be relocating our Baltimore training and warehouse facility to 8969 B Yellow Brick Road.  This new venue opens up more square footage for Hands On Masonry Training, AIA/CES Approved Courses, Product Demonstrations and our Advanced Color Matching Lab.
Release date:  March 30, 2016
Conproco is proud to announce the launch of its new and improved website www.conproco.com.  Newly redesigned with a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, it’s loaded with informative and insightful tools to help better meet the needs of our customers.  It’s brighter, more interactive and easier to read and navigate, enabling users to quickly find product solutions, project photos, local dealers and resources for design professionals and contractors including upcoming AIA/CES Courses and hands-on product training events.  We’re very proud of our new site and will continue expanding content to share even more relevant information for our industry partners.
Release date:  February 26, 2016
Conproco introduces ISR Deck Mix. ISR Deck Mix is a unique, highly crack resistant concrete developed by Conproco and its partners in an ambitious research project commission by the U. S. Navy.  The Navy requirements were to develop a repair material with a high resistance to cracking and maximize the use of recycled materials.   ISR or Internal Stress Relief technology is the result of a three-year laboratory and field effort. Every test for a repair material listed in the ACI/ICRI Data Sheet Protocol has been conducted by independent laboratories on ISR Deck Mix. The material handling characteristics are exceptional in that it can be placed up to a 8” – 9” slump without effecting material properties.
Release date:  February 2016
Major components of new fully automated production line for powders manufacturing are in place.   The new process improves efficiency and quality control.
Release date: – January 2016
Construction of new silo complex is completed. The total of 20 silos provides greater flexibility and improves lead times.
Release date:  December 2015
Conproco introduces Matrix Kiosk.  This system allows our dealers to produce any Matrix color in 50 pound pails, eliminating the cost of shipping and providing their customers with immediate turnaround on color matched Matrix.
Release date:  September 2015
Don Michaud and Larry Burkhardt present ISR Deck Mix at SWR Institute Fall Technical Meeting.
Release Date: April 2015 
Conproco, Bonstone and D2 join to form Restoration Solutions Alliance (RSA) dedicated to providing hands-on training in proper application of restoration materials to specifiers, contractors and individuals.
Release date:  March 2015
Evaluation of ISR (Internal Stress Relief) technology is completed.  Work begins on development of a family of repair mortars using this advanced technology.
Release date: January 2015
Long-term weather testing of M3P Overcoat begins
Release date:  December 2014
Construction of 12 new silos at Bow plant begins
Release date: October 2014
Construction of plant expansion in Bow New Hampshire completed, doubling the size of this facility
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Conproco introduces RePoint, a Portland/Lime repointing mortar without additives or polymers for the historic repointing market.
Release Date: September 30, 2013
Our hours have changed. Customer Service hours are now 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. This shift is permanent in response to the hours of our customers.
Release Date: Summer 2013
Applicator Magazine interviews our President and founder, Chris Brown. “Lessons of Experience”.
Release Date: April 15, 2013
Conproco is excited to announce the opening of our Mid-Atlantic Resource Center (MARC) on April 22nd, 2013. A companion facility to our exisiting New Hampshire North East Resource Center (NERC), MARC is conveniently located in Baltimore just minutes from the I-95 and I-695 interchange.
MARC is a multi-faceted facility offering hands-on educational programs for design professionals and contractors, state-of-the art color matching for all of our protective coatings and stone repair mortars, and AIA approved courses in a variety of masonry and concrete related topics.
All Conproco products will be available at MARC, and on-site color matching will significantly reduce turn-around time. Our contractor customers now have the option to place orders with our dealer partners and pick-up directly from us. With our form & pump, hand patching, very rapid setting mortars, facade repair coatings and water repellents in stock,
it is all there for you when you need it.
MARC is located at 3 Nashua Court, Suite G in Baltimore, MD 21221.
Located off Kelso Drive, we are just off Route 40.
Check our website, facebook or twitter sites for updates on our Grand Opening event and future classes. Or call us at (800) 258-3500 for details.
Release Date: September 2012
Conproco introduces Injection Grout. This single component, breathable, high flow material can be used to fill hairline to 3/4″ cracks in masonry and concrete. Available in 8 standard colors, Injection Grout offers a repair material for delamination and transverse cracking that is fully compatible with the existing substrate.
Injection Grout can be retempered and has a long pot life, making it easy to use in any jobsite environment.
View Injection Grout product bulletin
Call us today for a sample.
Release Date: June 2012
The First Presbyterian Church project in Wilmington, North Carolina was the featured subject of the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute’s Spring 2012 Applicator magazine issue. A copy of the article is available here. For information on the Conproco products used, as well as high resolution photos, please see our project profile.
Spring 2012 Applicator magazine article
Release Date: May 8, 2012
The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia just selected 3 Conproco projects as winners of their annual awards. Congratulations to the specifiers and contractors involved in the Arch Street Methodist Church Window project, the Saint Francis de Sales Church project and West Chester University’s Recitation Hall. For more details about these projects, check the link below, or go to our project profile page.
Preservation Alliance article
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Conproco is excited to announce that Larry Burkhardt has joined our sales and technical team as Eastern Regional Manager. Larry has over 14 years of experience in the industry; including 12 years with Cathedral Stone Products (Jahn). He most recently worked with Allied Building Products in their concrete and waterproofing division. Larry will support our reps in DC, Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Restoration of the landmark Saint Francis de Sales church domes in Philadelphia was recently completed using our M3P mineral silicate paints. Links below provide additional information.
philadelphiaheights.wordpress.com
hiddencityphila.org
www.newsworks.org
Release Date: May 26, 2011
Caretti Restoration & Preservation Services, LLC continues work on West Chester University’s Recitation Hall. MIMIC repair mortar in a variety of custom blended shades of yellow and green is being used to simulate Serpentine stone.
Release Date: May 19, 2011
Our Express Set formula is now even better! Our pour-into-place repair mortar for parking structures, bridge decks, industrial floors and other horizontal applications is now lighter to work with and features increased flowability.
Release Date: April 25, 2011
Our hours have changed. Customer Service hours are now 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. This shift is permanent in response to the hours of our customers.
Release Date: October 20, 2010
ICRI awards the façade restoration of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, North Carolina an Award of Merit in the Historic Category. Using Conproco products, Seager Waterproofing, Inc., Engineered Concepts Consulting Engineers and Sutton-Kennerly did an outstanding job of restoring this structure.
Release Date: September 29, 2010
ProMasonry website is updated providing easy-to-access information of all the materials in the growing ProMasonry product offering.

Release Date: September 29, 2010

The easy-to-navigate Conproco website gets a major over haul. Functionality remains the same but content is updated to match the recently issued “Black Book”.

Release Date: August 1, 2010

The popular “Black Book” is revised and updated with new charts to help to select the proper trowel/floats to use with each product as well as a table providing material curing guidance at various temperatures. Also included is a “recoat” chart.

Release Date: June 7, 2010

Long-time industry expert Don Michaud joins Conproco as National Accounts Manager. Don will be responsible for developing our relationship with key design professionals, government agencies and leading contractors.

Release Date: May 1, 2010

Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (ESC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Conproco Corp. for the “Collaboration for the Research and Development of a Crack Resistant Durable Concrete Repair Material and a System to Guide Concrete Repairs”.

Release Date: January, 2010

Conproco presents to US Navy the results of a three-year effort to develop a durable concrete repair material using innovative high-content recycled material.

Release Date: January, 2010

Conproco introduces innovative polymeric sand for concrete paver applications. Product colors include beige, gray and black. Unique high-strength joint material designed for joints from 1/8” to 2”. A wide joint version can be used in applications exceeding 4 inches.
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