Highlights from World of Concrete 2018



Each year the entire concrete industry descends upon the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual World of Concrete tradeshow.  This year marked the 43rd show and included “58,222 registered professionals, and featured more than 1,567 companies (including 302 brand new companies) exhibiting across more than 747,411 net square feet of exhibit space.”

For nearly two decades, Curecrete has exhibited at the Word of Concrete, educating the industry on concrete densification and polishing, as well as concrete repair, protection and maintenance.  Curecrete’s commitment to innovation, industry expertise and pioneering legacy all continue to reflect its prominence as the World Leader in Concrete Densification and Polishing.

This year, Curecrete unveiled a new booth design focused on the theme “Love Your Concrete,” and demonstrated concrete solutions for a myriad of challenges and needs.  Whether customers desire densification, dustproofing, protection against stains, repairs, maintenance, etc. Curecrete’s full line of products can aid concrete floors in reaching their peak potential.  Showing concrete floors “some love” goes a long way – both in looks and longevity.  And in the long run, a concrete floor that performs well and doesn’t halt or hinder the productivity of any business is the number one end goal.

Concrete Polishing Luncheon

This year, Curecrete was proud to have Brak Carman, Supporting Products Specialist, serve as a featured panelist at the annual Concrete Polishing Luncheon and Forum.  Hosted by Concrete Surfaces magazine and the ASCC Concrete Polishing Council, and co-sponsored by Curecrete and National Flooring Equipment, the forum focused on “The First Cut: Maximizing Tool Utilization” and discussed the challenges, methods and products related to this important issue.   With nearly 160 contractors and polishing professionals in attendance, the panelists discussed a number of floor scenarios and “share[d] their inside knowledge on how they maximize productivity and profit.”

CIM Silent Auction

Every year at World of Concrete, Curecrete donates an item to the CIM silent auction, benefitting the Concrete Industry Management program.  The program provides students with the “skill set[s] necessary to meet the growing demands of the progressively changing concrete industry.”

Curecrete’s contribution to the silent auction this year was a Traeger Tailgater Pellet Grill – perfect for game day barbecues.  This year the CIM Auction broke their previous fundraising record  “rais[ing] more than $1.1 million in gross revenue.”

Auto Scrubber Winner!

During 2017, Curecrete held a yearlong contest promising to giveaway an auto-scrubber at World of Concrete 2018.  Every customer who purchased a pallet or more of CreteClean Plus or KickStart earned one lock box code (one code per pallet purchased).  On Wednesday afternoon (during the week of the show) a large crowd gathered around the finalists as they anxiously waited to see if they’d be the lucky winner.  With the auto scrubber key locked away and the finalists ready with their lock box codes, the final phase of the contest began.  But it was short lived.  Because after the first few incorrect codes were entered, the lock box went into reset mode – not once, but twice.  Recognizing our failed attempt to build some suspense as we tried to reveal the winner, Curecrete’s CEO, Scott Liggett stepped in to clear up the confusion and announced the winning code.  Thank you, Scott!

The winner of the IPC Eagle* / CreteClean Plus auto scrubber was Jaime Thames of Thames Concrete Services of Olive Branch, MS!  There was just one thing that still left all of us scratching our heads – Jaime was the first finalist to enter his code into the lock box.  But it didn’t work.  Did he incorrectly punch in his digits?  Who knows?!  But we triple checked, and he DID have the winning code!

That’s a wrap on World of Concrete 2018!  Be sure to join us next year at WOC 2019.  We’ve already got some great things in the works.

*Curecrete is proud to have partnered with IPC Eagle, a leading manufacturer of cleaning equipment and tools for the auto scrubber giveaway.