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  • 3/14/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    Previously, the equipment for 3D printing concrete was large and cumbersome. It was confined to a specific location or production facility. This meant that components had to be printed ahead of time then transported and installed onsite. For all intents and purposes, concrete 3D printing operated in much the same model as precast.
  • 3/6/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    It may only be March but, for most of the country, unseasonable weather means Summer is practically here. For concrete finishers, that means two things. First, it’s time to start working. Second, it’s going to get hot and finishing is going to get more difficult. It’s ironic – conditions that allow you to place and finish concrete make it harder to place and finish concrete. DAY1 exists to save your tired back and ease your worries when the slab starts getting crusty.
  • 2/28/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    2017 signifies the 90th anniversary of Solomon Colors. For four generations, Solomon Colors has been proudly serving customers, providing the highest quality materials and products. Read on for a brief overview of the company’s history.
  • 2/2/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    There is a direct benefit to joining MyConcreteContractor.com: your company is put right in front of customers, in your area, looking for decorative concrete. Finding the right customers is made easier which, in turn, reduces the barriers to finalizing the sale. MyConcreteContractor.com is free, direct advertising for you. Improve the quantity and quality of your customers, and earn more.
  • 1/6/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    Sign up for MyConcreteContractor.com between January 17 and February 17 for a chance to win a Samsung Tab2 tablet! Offer valid for qualifying decorative concrete contractors. Visit booth #O41054 at World of Concrete 2017 for details! Sign up here!
  • 1/3/2017 by Aaron Szerletich
    Value Added is the cornerstone of a successful business. In order to make money, on a good or service, you have to be able to sell it for more than it cost you. The best way to add value is to make something more desirable. By improving a product’s utility or perceived value, the customer wants it more and is willing to either pay a premium or buy larger quantities. These changes in behavior result in more earnings for the seller and, ideally, a happier customer.
  • 12/19/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
    We pride ourselves in being active, supportive members of the community – locally and nationally. Cancer is one of the causes Solomon Colors is most active in. Every year, for example, we raise money for the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer.
  • 12/13/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
    To transform a “normal” stamped concrete slab into something truly special and unique, use a medallion stamp. Medallions are usually large, round tools with a standalone decorative pattern. Common designs for medallions include the compass rose and star.
  • 11/28/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
    The renovation of our truck continues. The body was returned - repaired, repainted, and looking great - from a local body shop. The body is the same bright red as the V-Bottom Totes Solomon Colors is known for. It features custom, hand painted graphics on the side that call back to the company's original name in 1927 - Solomon Grinding Service. Solomon Colors' maintenance crew is currently working hard to install the body and complete the truck in time for World of Concrete 2017!
  • 11/21/2016 by Aaron Szerletich
    Creating and designing retail spaces is a difficult task. Build cost, maintenance cost, durability, and visual design must all be weighed to maximize the utility and effectiveness of the space. The type of merchandise, expected traffic levels, and desired image must all be carefully considered. Concrete is a natural choice for retail spaces – especially big box stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, and value oriented retailers. Concrete is durable and cost effective. In the pursuit of these two qualities, designers may neglect appearance… generally to their misfortune.
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