Cemstone and Powers Fasteners Join Forces in the Upper Midwest

Full line of concrete anchors and fasteners available at Cemstone Contractor Supply stores

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN -- Cemstone, the Upper Midwest's leading supplier of construction materials and related products, high performance/decorative concrete and Insulating Concrete Forms announced today that it now offers a complete line of Powers Fasteners products through its Contractor Supply Store locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Cemstone will stock and distribute the growing family of Powers Fasteners anchoring and fastening products to concrete and masonry contractors.

"The driving force behind Cemstone Contractor Supply is to help our customers be more productive and profitable, and the addition of Powers Fasteners is an excellent match," said Jason Fritz, General Manager, Cemstone Contractor Supply. "We focus exclusively on professional grade tools and equipment, and Powers anchoring and fastening products have a well-earned industry reputation for innovation and quality."

"With the addition of Cemstone in the Upper Midwest, Powers has increased its presence with professional concrete and masonry contractors," said Lenny Colasuonno, V.P. Sales and Marketing of Powers Fasteners. "This, coupled with their tenure in the market, jobsite expertise and multiple convenient locations makes Cemstone the obvious choice. We are expecting significant growth based on all of these factors."

Powers Fasteners Inc., based in Brewster, N.Y., is a leading marketer of concrete anchoring systems and also offers an extensive line of adhesive anchoring systems, roofing fasteners, gas and power actuated tools and fasteners, carbide drill bits and mechanical anchoring systems. The company has been serving professional construction and plant maintenance markets since 1921; it has 25 regional sales locations in the United States as well as an international presence with locations throughout the world. For more information, call 1-800-524-3244 or visit www.powers.com.

Founded in 1927, Cemstone now operates numerous CCS Stores and ready-mix concrete plants in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. The company features a fleet of blue Cemstone ready-mix trucks, offers a complete line of block and masonry products and has, for the past eight years, been the nation's largest distributor of Reward Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), which are used in the construction of concrete commercial buildings and homes.

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