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Stonhard Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Kemtile's parent company, Stonhard, specialists in the manufacture and installation of high performance seamless floors, walls, and linings solutions, is celebrating an incredible milestone in 2022, its 100-year anniversary.

Throughout the year, the company will be celebrating what it means to be Stonhard with the people who continue its long tradition of quality and reliability.

In 1922, Benjamin Baldwin of Cleveland, Ohio, had an idea to help plant managers, produce and market a patch-and-repair floor product, Stonhard Resurfacer, for quick repairs to keep busy factories running. And Stonhard was born.

Many years later, businesses began to consider the value of preventative maintenance, that is, protecting the entire floor to avoid damage occurring, so Stonhard suggested, "We'll do it for you."

This turnkey model of products and installation became the Stonhard Difference, one of the significant ways it stands apart from its competitors. To this day, Stonhard works at a local level with its customers on both product and installation, providing a single-source warranty, no matter where they are in the world.

"The legacy we've created over the past century is a result of the people behind the Stonhard name from the 300+ territory managers and sales leaders who have built loyalty and trust with our customers across the globe, to those working behind-the-scenes in administration, marketing, technical service, R&D, project management, finance, and business analysis," says Greg Michael, President of Stonhard.

He continued: "We could not call ourselves Stonhard without our manufacturing and operations team and valued installation partners, who are all committed to quality, day after day. We are beyond thankful to those who continue to trust Stonhard to solve their problems."

Kemtile joined the Stonhard family three years ago and is spearheading growth in the UK market, promoting the "single source" message on supplying and installing floor, wall, and lining solutions for industrial and commercial industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, healthcare and education.

The company has developed several specially formulated epoxy, urethane, and MMA products that, like Stonhard, stand the test of time. Its diverse range of flooring products offer specifiers, architects, construction partners and business owners unique solutions, backed by Stonhard's 100-year reputation.

Kemtile MD Jamie Cook said he was proud to be part of the story. "We joined forces with Stonhard in July 2019 and have not looked back. They share the same commitment as us to building something for the long-term, our own 40-year reputation underlines the importance of legacy, experience and quality which is the bedrock of any successful business."

A century in business is no small achievement, and Kemtile is excited to be part of this year's celebratory events. Watch as we celebrate our innovation, solutions, and relationships all year long with the people who make it happen, throughout the world.

21st February 2022

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