Monday, April 16, 2012

Surface preparation shines.

On January 19th – 22nd, 2012 Husqvarna’s surface preparation sales/product management team competed in the 2nd annual Concrete Polishing Rodeo hosted by Concrete Polishing Magazine (CPM). The Concrete Polishing Rodeo is a competition for equipment manufacturers to go head-to-head and showcase how their equipment compares.

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This year, eight equipment manufacturers competed in real-world test exercises designed and developed by the CPM staff and judged by a panel of concrete polishing contractors. Husqvarna’s grinders competed in the “Grind Off’ competition for Electric Large (32" and larger) and Electric Mid-size (27" and smaller) grinders. The grinders were judged based on speed, gloss level and aggregate consistency reached within a 4 hour period. Husqvarna’s PG 820 won the Electric Large 32" group and the PG 680 won the Electric Mid-size 27" group! In their categories, each piece of equipment out polished the competition with the fastest grind, most exposed aggregate and an average gloss level in the mid 80’s.

In addition to the grinder wins, for the second year in a row Husqvarna took Best in Show honors!

“It is a great privilege to be given these honors and to continue building our reputation in the concrete polishing industry. Husqvarna strives to develop products that meet the needs of contractors and winning these awards affirms that we are accomplishing what we set out to do.” said Jamie Krueger, Product Manager – Surface Preparation.

To learn more, please visit the following link on Concrete Polishing Magazine’s website: