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  • Who is Iowa’s Best Bricklayer?

    Eldridge, Iowa– The world’s largest and most exciting masonry challenge, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®, is coming to Eldridge on September 19th, 2024. The top masons from the Iowa will grab their levels and trowels to battle for a chance to be named, “Iowa’s Best Bricklayer.” The 2024 Iowa SMBL500 Regional Event is one of…

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  • TCC Group Companies Acquires VERSA-LOK Companies

    The TCC Group Companies® is pleased to announce that it has acquired the VERSA-LOK® Family of companies. Established in 1987, the VERSA-LOK® companies includes VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems and Willow Creek Concrete Products. Subsequentially, the business operations of Patio Town and Villa Landscapes have been acquired by Rock Hard Landscape Supply. Amcon Concrete Products®, a…

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  • Importance of Low-Dust Additive

    Using a Low-Dust Additive with mortar or grout is important because the dust created when working with sand and cement blended powders can be harmful to the health of anyone breathing this dust. The longer the exposure, the greater the possibility of health issues such as silicosis. Preventative steps can be taken by using the…

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  • Tenon by TCC Materials at The Precast Show

    Tenon by TCC Materials exhibited at The Precast Show in Denver Colorado March 8th-10th. The Tenon booth showcased the latest technology along with many of the existing products we design, formulate and manufacture. The TCC team was busy throughout the show discussing all of the Tenon solutions to existing and potential customers wanting to learn…

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  • What are Air-Entraining Concrete Admixtures?

    Air-entraining concrete admixtures facilitate the development of a system of microscopic air bubbles within concrete during mixing. The main reason for the use of air-entraining admixtures is to increase the resistance of concrete against the alternating freezing and thawing cycles of water. TCC Materials carries multiple air-entraining products such as Akona Liquid Air Entraining Admixture…

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  • Tenon by TCC Materials at World of Concrete 2024

    Tenon by TCC Materials participated as an exhibitor for the second year at the World of Concrete 2024! The event was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-25. The Tenon booth showcased not only the latest technology, but also many of the existing products we design, formulate and manufacture. The…

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  • Northern Green Expo is 1 Week Away!

    TCC Group Companies, Amcon, Borgert, and Tenon by TCC Materials, will be participating in the Northern Green Expo on January 23-25, 2024 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Northern Green is the largest green trade show and educational conference in the north-central region. It is where outdoor pros connect and grow. Come check out booth 205…

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  • Cherry Stone Traction Grit Featured on CBS and ABC News!

    BREAKING NEWS: This month, TCC Materials’ Cherry Stone Traction Grit was featured on CBS and ABC News! Two Minneapolis neighborhoods are teaming up to reduce the amount of salt used to minimize water pollution by providing free bags of the alternative option, Cherry Stone Traction Grit. Residences of the East Isles or Wedge neighborhoods could…

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  • World of Concrete 2024 is 1 month away!

    Tenon by TCC Materials will participate for the second year at the World of Concrete 2024 in 1 month! The event is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-25. You will be able to find Tenon in South Hall, booth S11343. Tenon has also donated a pallet of Concrete…

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  • Questions About Cherry Stone Traction Grit

    Winter and snowy weather is right around the corner. Cherry Stone Traction Grit works when salt and chemicals won’t. Sprinkle the fine, sharp, crushed rock on the icy and snow-packed walkways, driveways, and streets for immediate non-slip relief. Some frequently asked questions: Why use Cherry Stone Traction Grit? Will Cherry Stone harm my concrete? Can…

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  • TechMix Premium Concrete Countertop Mix Commonly Asked Questions

    Looking for a product to use during the colder months without going outside? TechMix® Premium Concrete Countertop Mix is a fast-setting, high-strength mix specially formulated to create countertops, bar or tabletops, workbenchs, or utility tops. Use this product for any interior products you may have. Some commonly asked questions: When using more than 1 bag,…

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  • Patch Concrete like a Professional with Tenon Vinyl Concrete Patch

    The Tenon Vinyl Concrete Patch is a good “all around” utility patching product. It can be used both horizontally and vertically. The Tenon Vinyl Concrete Patch has very good compression strengths (>7,000 psi at 28 days), excellent flexural strength (>1,850 psi at 28 days), and superior bond strength (>1,800 psi at 28 days). It can…

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  • Protecting Concrete from Salt Damage with Tenon Salt Barrier

    Winter is coming! It’s essential to protect your concrete from the damaging effects of salt and de-icing chemicals, but some sealing methods can affect the existing look. Tenon Salt Barrier Tenon Salt Barrer in Action The Burnsville Police Department in Burnsville, Minnesota had some updates made around their building in 2021. Using PaveDrain provided by…

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  • Concrete Works 2023

    TCC Materials’ sales representatives, Eric Wymer, and Robert Klaus, represented Tenon at Concrete Works 2023 on October 2-3, 2023. The conference was held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, and brought together business meetings, social events, informative educational seminars, and keynote presentations. Tenon got the opportunity to showcase the latest and greatest products of…

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  • Penetrating Concrete Sealers: What’s the Difference?

    Penetrating sealers are a great way to extend the life of your concrete. When applying a penetrating sealer, the sealer saturates and absorbs into the surface to provide lasting protection. Aside from outside appearances, sealers with more active content provide more extended weather protection. Tenon has a line of penetrating sealers perfect for your next…

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