International Masonry Institute News

IMI Targets Restoration, Retrofit and Repair Market

juneblog-300x224Restoration, retrofit and repair continue to be one of the strongest construction markets for BAC members and contractors and IMI has the education and training courses to maximize those market opportunities. Two of this year’s IMI outreach programs in this area have been with APPA, the group of facility managers responsible for the maintenance of higher education facilities and a national seminar series with Cathedral Stone Products, Inc.

IMI’s National Director of Industry Development David Sovinski presented a masonry restoration and troubleshooting program for the Annual Meeting of the Regional Chapter of APPA covering New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Several follow-up meetings resulted from this presentation including ones with George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Rutgers University.

The joint seminars with IMI and Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. address new technology and proper restoration techniques, as well as a demonstration of Cathedral’s new environmentally safe cleaning and paint removal products for masonry. In some cities, attendees will also get to try their hand at stone patching using Cathedral’s Jahn material.

In addition to the seminar at the John J. Flynn National Training Center, in Bowie, MD, seminars have also been held this year in Long Island City, NY; Bordentown, NJ; Milwaukee, WI and Boston, MA. One is also scheduled for Indianapolis, IN on June 19 and Detroit, MI on June 21. Fall seminars are being planned for Chicago, IL; Hudson, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information regarding APPA presentations or IMI restoration seminars with Cathedral Stone, contact

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