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TechFab, LLC to Exhibit at 2006 Concrete Countertop Industry Conference

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2006

TechFab's C-GRID system of carbon/epoxy-based grid reinforcements will be exhibited at the 2006 Concrete Countertop Industry Conference November 6-7, 2006 in Raleigh, NC.

C-GRID corrosion resistant composite grid structures have many advantages for use in concrete countertops, including rust and bleed-through resistance, ease of handling and fabrication, increased ductility of the concrete, minimization of crack width and crack spread, being stronger than steel by weight, and excellent mechanical bond and strengthening properties for thin concrete sections.

John Carson, Director of Commercial Development and Program Leader for C-GRID technology at TechFab, states, "We recognized early on that C-GRID technology could be used not just in large architectural pre-cast panel structures, but also in decorative concrete applications including concrete countertops. Jeff Girard worked with TechFab years ago to evaluate the use of C-GRID in concrete countertops, and we are excited to partner with The Concrete Countertop Institute for this conference."

Jeff Girard, P.E., President of The Concrete Countertop Institute, says, "I appreciate TechFab's dedication and commitment to providing innovative products for the concrete countertop industry. This kind of novel technology is what helps concrete countertop makers create better products more easily."

For more information about TechFab, LLC and C-GRID, call 864-260-3355 or visit

For a complete schedule and details about the first annual Concrete Countertop Industry Conference, visit or call 866-844-0999.

About TechFab. LLC:

Headquartered in Anderson, S.C., TechFab, LLC manufactures adhesive bonded non-woven scrims, scrim composites, carbon fiber C-GRID™ and MeC-GRID® Structural Grids using fiber glass, polyester, Kevlar®, Spectra®, Vectran® and other high performance fibers. Adhesive binder systems used by TechFab include PVC, Latex, SBR, urethanes, and epoxy thermoset resins. Examples of applications for the companies products include cement and concrete reinforcement, roofing systems, high performance sail cloth, and Infrastructure repair and rehabilitation products. The company is a 50/50 joint venture with partners Hexcel and Chomarat.

About The Concrete Countertop Institute:

The Concrete Countertop Institute’s mission is to raise the standard for concrete countertops. The Institute provides contractors with intensive training via its CCI Training Programs and information and networking opportunities via the Concrete Countertop Society and the Concrete Countertop Industry Conference. The Institute also works with manufacturers as a resource for designing and distributing the best possible products for making concrete countertops, through the CCI Alliance program.

For more information, contact Lane Mangum at 888-386-7711 or visit

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