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Partner Profile: STEGO

by A.H. Harris

For A.H. Harris, one of our greatest accomplishments as a company is the strong relationships we have built with our vendors. Within our 40 locations, our branches have established connections with various companies that create many business opportunities. We want our construction community to learn more about our vendors and let them share their story.

Featured in this blog, we put the spotlight on Stego Industries, the leader in below-slab moisture vapor protection. Stego Industries has recently launched Beast™ Screed, a patent pending, fixed-elevation, point-to-point guide screed system that allows you to maintain floor levelness during the screeding operation.  Beast Screed was named “Industry Choice” by Concrete Construction magazine in the 2016 World of Concrete Most Innovative Product Awards in the Slab Tools/Equipment & Materials category. A.H. Harris offers our congratulations on this achievement and we look forward to our ongoing partnership.

Northeast Regional Director for Stego Industries, Mark Prosser, gave us more information on the history of the company and their vapor barrier products and accessories.  Let’s hear it from Mark.

Stego Industries brought Stego Wrap Vapor Barrier to the industry in 1998. Our products are protecting billions of square feet throughout North America and beyond. The Stego team strives to provide product availability and technical support that is second to none. We know that projects can move quickly and you depend on accurate information and timely delivery.

EPA mandated water-based adhesive products, new energy codes, and the growing liability for mold and contaminants have forced the building industry to re-evaluate, and switch to cost-effective, solution-oriented products which will help control moisture, moisture vapor, radon gas and other contaminants. Stego Wrap helps eliminate major moisture sources that can lead to flooring failures, poor indoor air quality, and delayed construction schedules.

Stego Industries recognizes the complex and controversial nature of these moisture/contaminant-related problems facing architects, engineers, flooring installers, contractors and building owners. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions and the highest level of customer support possible. Our goal is your complete satisfaction.

Stego Wrap Vapor Barrier (15-mil) is a low permeance under-slab vapor barrier engineered to exceed ASTM E1745 Class A Standards and provide long-term moisture vapor protection. Stego has the accessories you need to complete an ASTM E1643-compliant installation.  Stego® TapeStego MasticStego Crete Claw® Tape and StegoTack® Tape enable efficient vapor barrier installations, saving time and resources.

Our company is a leader in industry education. Stego Industries provides thousands of continuing educational programs (AIA approved) each year. We will be pleased to share our expertise with you, as well as to help you reliably address any aspect of our products’ selection, location and installation.

Stego Wrap has become the most widely specified Vapor Barrier in the United States by earning the respect, trust and recommendation from the design and construction community.

If you’d like any additional information about how to protect flooring from moisture related flooring failures, we would be more than happy to have a quick chat over the phone.

 

Follow this link here to our Contact Us  page, call us toll free at (877) 464-7834 or stop by any A.H. Harris store.

 

The Stego Industries Team of Below-Slab experts

Kayla Rivers (NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME) – (617) 605-4590

Mark Prosser (NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA) – (949) 302-6484

Wes Hawk (NC) – (678) 925-2035

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Meet the Team Part 33: Ed Hoyt

by Liza Wardwell

In part 33 of our 'Meet the Team' series, I had the chance to speak with Ed Hoyt, the Director of Operations. Ed has been with A.H. Harris for 9 years now & has been a huge part in many projects. With the opening of our new location in Allentown, PA Ed has played a major role in making sure this move was a success. Ed has put many miles on his car as he travels to each branch constantly to assist each team. He is a perfect example of Harris Pride. Now, let's hear it from Ed!

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Cold Weather Concreting: How to Make it Work For You

by Martin Hennig

(guest blog post by PowerBlanket)

Brace yourself, winter is coming. Among the many challenges associated with concrete construction, there is none more common than that of pouring and placing concrete in cold weather. While cold weather concreting has been addressed overtime with varying levels of effectiveness, there is really only one optimal approach to proper curing during cold weather. Additives and accelerators have unfavorable side effects, but insulated heat application doesn’t.

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Protect your Concrete this Winter!

by Liza Wardwell

This winter, A.H. Harris wants to help you be prepared for the winter weather ahead. The winter snow can be tough, and even tougher on our concrete. Concrete placed during cold weather will develop sufficient strength and durability to satisfy intended service requirements only if it is properly produced, placed and protected. It is important to get a head start on preparation for the cold weather ahead Perma-Patch, the #1 rated asphalt, pothole, and utility cut repair option. This season, beat the weather and protect your concrete with Perma-Patch.

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Partner Profile: SILPRO LLC

by Liza Wardwell

SILPRO LLC: Manufacturer of Premium Floor Preparation, Masonry and Concrete Repair Solutions for Quality Minded Professionals

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A.H. Harris Branch Spotlight – Williston, VT

by Martin Hennig

(by Rob Foster, A.H. Harris Willistion, VT Branch Manager)

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Meet Lynn, your expert for anything Harris Industrial!

by Martin Hennig

Industrial Account Manager Lynn Manzella Decker about her work in the Industrial Construction Market of New Jersey.

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Cold Weather is Upon Us, Be Prepared with A.H. Harris!

by Liza Wardwell

The cold weather is upon us, which means we need to take extra care in our concrete. A.H. Harris is your choice for tips & solutions for handling the cold this season. Concrete placed during cold weather will develop sufficient strength and durability to satisfy intended service requirements only if it is properly produced, placed and protected.

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Meet the Team Series Part 27: Tom McCadden

by Liza Wardwell

Number XXVII of our ‘Meet the Team’ leadership spotlights. Today, I got the opportunity to interview Tom McCadden. Tom is the Account Manager of the Plainville branch and has been with the organization for 27 years. On Facebook we run an album called “Faces & Places of AH Harris” and we also feature snapshots of our crew on Instagram. But we want to give some insights into who our company leaders are, what their background is and include some ‘personal touch’ that goes beyond what you would find on LinkedIn. Let’s hear it from Tom!

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Meet the Team Part 26: Bob Tetrault

by Liza Wardwell

Number XXVI of our ‘Meet the Team’ leadership spotlights. Today, I got the opportunity to interview Bob Tetrault. Bob is the Credit Manager of the Plainville branch and has been with the organization for over 8 years. On Facebook we run an album called “Faces & Places of AH Harris” and we also feature snapshots of our crew on Instagram. But we want to give some insights into who our company leaders are, what their background is and include some ‘personal touch’ that goes beyond what you would find on LinkedIn. Let’s hear it from Bob!

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