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Business Overview

BASF Construction Chemicals is committed to providing quality products and systems designed to exceed the needs of construction professionals throughout North America. Its research and development centers and network of strategically located manufacturing and distribution facilities support Business Lines that focus on specific market segments and customer groups. Working in concert, this team ensures that BASF's know-how and technology are available locally, where customers need them. With its highly recognized brands, BASF Construction Chemicals Americas holds the number one and two position in every market it competes and is the overall market leader of construction chemicals throughout the Americas. BASF Construction Chemicals is comprised of four unique business lines; Admixture Systems, Building Systems, Wall Systems and Watson Bowman Acme.

Admixture Systems

Founded in 1909 as Master Builders, Inc., the Admixture Systems business of BASF Construction Chemicals is a leading innovator in the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical and mineral admixtures for specialty concrete used in the ready-mix, precast/prestressed, concrete paving, manufactured concrete products and underground construction markets.

The company offers the widest range of concrete admixtures available from a single source, used to improve the placing, pumping, finishing and appearance characteristics of concrete. The Company's respected Master Builders brand products ensure high strength and durability, inhibit corrosion of steel embedded in concrete, reduce permeability, improve resistance to chemical attack, allow effective placement of concrete in extreme weather conditions, and even enable concrete to be placed underwater. New liquid color conditioning admixtures ensure enduring, structurally sound colored architectural concrete.

Respected throughout the world, the Admixture Systems business has always been at the forefront of innovation in the concrete construction market. Our Technical Center in Cleveland, Ohio is the world's largest privately owned laboratory facility devoted exclusively to the science of concrete and concrete-related products.

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Building Systems

Building Systems (Shakopee, Minnesota) is a union of many of the most recognized brands in the industry such as: Sonneborn, Thoro, Hydrozo, MBT Protection &Repair, SRS, Selby, Ucrete, and ChemRex. With this comprehensive product offering this business provides integrated solutions in joint sealants, adhesives, waterproofing, deck membranes, grouts, concrete repair, concrete strengthening, cures and surfaces treatments, wall coatings, water repellents, surface retarders and release agents, cement flooring, performance flooring and flooring surfaces products.

Uniquely diverse, these high performance, integrated building systems span a wide range of applications, from commercial and institutional buildings, parking and stadium structures and industrial facilities, to roads, bridges, tunnels, water treatment facilities, civil infrastructure and OEM and industrial applications.

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Wall Systems

Wall Systems (Jacksonville, Florida) is the leading supplier of EIFS, hard-coat stucco systems and architectural finish coatings in North America. EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems -- multi-layered exterior wall systems similar in appearance to traditional stucco, but offering increased insulation and enhanced aesthetics. Wall Systems products and systems are marketed under four brands: Senergy, Finestone, Sonowall and Acrocrete that provide differentiated benefits for new and retrofit commercial, institutional and residential construction.

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Watson Bowman Acme

Watson Bowman Acme (Amherst, New York) has specialized in the science of expansion control for thermal and seismic applications for over 50 years. The company manufacturers and markets expansion control products, providing unparalleled service and solutions to the architectural, bridge, parking structure and stadium markets under such brands as Wabo and Jeene.

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