For over a century, The Euclid Chemical Company has served the global building market as a worldwide quality supplier of specialty products and technical support services for the concrete and masonry construction industry.
The Euclid Chemical Company designs and manufactures concrete and masonry admixtures, curing and sealing compounds, structural grouts, epoxy adhesives, floor hardeners and toppings, joint fillers, industrial and architectural coatings, decorative color/stains/stamps, and a comprehensive selection of restoration materials.
Marketed under the Euco, Eucon, Tamms, Dural®, Baracade®, Hey’Di, Increte and Speed Crete® brand names, a full line of products for both new construction and the repair of concrete are available through a domestic and international network of over 1200 building materials suppliers. Along with superior products, The Euclid Chemical Company provides a wide range of technical support services including research and development, seminars and training programs, and design and installation consultation for contractors, architects, engineers and owners.
The Euclid Chemical Company is a business group comprised of 6 core units, (Euclid USA, Euclid Canada, Euclid-Mexico, Euclid Toxement, Productos CAVE, and Increte Systems). Operating within the RPM Building Solutions Group, Euclid Chemical is wholly owned by RPM, Inc., a $3.5 billion publicly traded corporation located in Medina, Ohio.
The Euclid Chemical Group is proud to supply the highest quality products and services to the global building community.
History: A Family Tradition Of Customer First
Since 1910, The Euclid Chemical Company has supplied specialty products and support services to the concrete and masonry construction industry. Throughout this long history, the company has maintained the cultural foundation of family ownership and built a reputation of leadership on the basis of superior products and services delivered as promised.
Established in 1910 as the Klein Building Products Company, pioneer Jacob Klein developed and distributed waterproofing and concrete additive products in the local Cleveland, Ohio market. Over the next three decades, the Euclid Chemical Company and “Euco Method” became known as the industry standard. Klein partnered with his cousin, Lawrence Korach, and by the mid 1940’s the company was marketing eight products on a regional basis under the Euclid Chemical Company, Euco brand name. The cousins continued to grow the company jointly until 1951 when Larry purchased 100% interest, becoming sole owner and President.
By 1960, the company had grown nine-fold and relocated into a new headquarter and operating facility. Mr. Korach expanded the product line to over 60 concrete and masonry construction products and set up a transportation system to launch the distribution of Euco products into the national market. Lawrence Korach retired as President with the sale of The Euclid Chemical Company to RPM, Inc. in 1984 but continued to assist the company in a consultative role.
RPM named Jeff to succeed his father as President of The Euclid Chemical Company in 1984. As President, Jeff Korach continued to propel Euclid Chemical’s growth and expansion, increasing the product line to include over 150 standard products. Under his leadership, the company developed the domestic and international sales force and opened the distribution of Euco products into the global marketplace. In 1997, RPM named Mr. Jeffrey Korach, President of RPM’S wholly owned subsidiary, Tremco, Inc.
Kenneth Korach, son of founder, Larry Korach, recently retired as President of The Euclid Chemical Company, a position he held since 1997. Ken implemented the quality system under certification by the International Organization for Standards and updated the company’s electronic technology to current standards. Ken directed the acquisition of Euclid Chemical’s joint venture companies in Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.
Today, Moorman Scott continues to shape the family goal for The Euclid Chemical Company, to be a world leader and satisfy every customer. Euclid Chemical manufactures and distributes over 600 specialty products as well as supporting services to the concrete and masonry construction market.
Technical Service and Support
The Euclid Chemical Company has adapted a philosophy of “demonstratively better” as its foundation to serve and support its customers. Front line product technical support is provided by a national network of industry experienced sales representatives, available locally to provide on-site project support. A dedicated Technical Support Group provides additional support through an 800 phone number to customers, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and owners.
A Business Development Group is available to provide specification and seminar support to architects, designers, engineers, building contractors and owners. These experts provide a full compliment of services to the industry, ranging from specification creation, product recommendations, to offering a large variety of technical seminar programs on concrete and related technologies. Many of these seminars satisfy American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Units as well as earn attendees professional development hours. This ensures that owners and their agents receive the proper products and services needed for successful completion of construction projects on budget and on-time.
The Training Group compliments the Business Development Group with training programs designed for the sales force and distributors, as well as externally to architects, engineers, contractors and owners. Euclid Chemical supports the advancement of best practices in the industry through company funded training programs and technical assistance provided on product selection, specifications and installation.
Euclid Chemical maintains a 25,000-square-foot technical and training center that houses extensive state-of-the-art laboratories, an expanded auditorium and a fully equipped customer and sales training center. The support and service provided by the company make certain that Euclid Chemical delivers the proper “concrete system” to meet all of the customer’s needs.
Quality: ISO And CCRL
The Euclid Chemical Company pursues a pro-active quality philosophy. In 1996, the company achieved quality system approval by the International Organization for Standards (ISO). From design through manufacturing, all Euclid Chemical products are produced to this quality assurance standard. For over 100 years, The Euclid Chemical Company has maintained a dedicated focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. This quality orientation is compliant with the principles emphasized under ISO 9001-2000 certification.
As an industry leader, Euclid Chemical is constantly engaged in research and development, and provides R & D, testing and analytical services to customers. The company exercises stringent quality controls, testing incoming materials to finished products and monitoring internal manufacturing process. All research, development, testing and analysis are conducted at Euclid Chemical’s CCRL facility.
The six on-site laboratories permit Euclid to provide analytical and petrographic evaluations, as well as testing services with research and development. The analytical lab enables Euclid Chemical chemists to evaluate raw materials which helps to improve custom formulations and ultimately, overall product performance. Euclid Chemical’s petrography lab enables the company to run product and system analyses helping customers to determine where problems may be occurring prior to recommending a particular product. The coating lab aids in color matching epoxy systems and sealing compounds.
The concrete lab and mix station provide an area to test actual mixes using a customer’s local materials. This provides a way to trouble-shoot and train personnel at the same time. The physical testing lab simulates years of exposure to harsh conditions, such as salt, humidity and UV exposure. The grout and cement lab provides R & D, testing and specialized analysis when designing and developing high performance cement based grouts and mortars. The sales meeting area and sales training center enables Euclid Chemical to bring sales representatives, design professionals, distributors and customers together in one central location, which enhances Euclid Chemical’s best practices philosophy.
In addition to Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory inspected status, the company’s product testing program conforms to accepted standards determined by ASTM, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute. Certification to current quality standards will continue to remain a company priority.
As a member of the RPM Building Solutions Group, Euclid Chemical advocates environmental policy. The Euclid Chemical Company practices Coatings Care as part of the National Paint and Coatings Association. Programs within the company have been implemented to reduce waste. Recycling programs have been instituted by employees to have a more favorable effect on the environment. Product development has taken aim at providing more sustainable products, through the use of recycled content, water conservation and low VOC content.
An extensive line of green products has been developed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines. Many of the Euclid Chemical products contribute points toward environmentally friendly, “green” building construction in the areas of water savings, energy efficiency, materials and indoor environmental quality. An
icon is used in the Euclid Chemical Product Catalog and on product literature to indicate products that have sustainable content.
Commitment to Industry: Active Participation
The Euclid Chemical Company is firmly committed to continuous improvement within the industry and is a highly active participant in many leading organizations. Euclid Chemical provides industry associations with technology support from staff, as well as financial support. The company continues to support industry best practices through a number of resources including a CCRL facility, training programs and technical support services.
At both a local and national level, the company is active in ACI, ICRI, NCMA, NRMCA, NPCA as well as many state ready mix associations. Euclid Chemical’s Business Development Group, research and development staff and product managers devote many professional hours as members of technical committees including ACI, ICRI, ASTM, and other instrumental industry agencies.
Euclid Chemical is dedicated to the ongoing development of new technology that benefits all users. The company funds this objective aggressively, offering generous financial support to many industry trade and professional organizations. Euclid Chemical is a sustaining member of ACI, a supporting member of ICRI, and maintains membership commitment in many additional associations.
Euclid Chemical, the One Source for perfecting your concrete . . . inside and out.