AZTEC WRANGLES A RODEO WIN!

If you were in Las Vegas for the World of Concrete trade show in January, you know there was a lot of action on the trade show floors, both inside and outside. The Aztec Products booth was outside for the first time, and we had a blast. Not only was the weather beautiful and sunny every day, but our visitors were also able to try running the machines for themselves. The Aztec booth featured a 20’ x 20’ concrete slab that we polished to a beautiful mirror-like shine using our Aztec UltraGrind, the Answer Dust Control Buffer, the ProScrub autoscrubber and the Grand Finale chemical applicator. Our trade show concrete floor was so smooth that you could actually read our logo clearly in the reflection, while at the same time feel safe walking on such a glass-like surface.

After the close of the show, Concrete Polishing Magazine sponsored a weekend “Concrete Polishing Rodeo” event. The Rodeo was a competition between various manufacturers of grinding and refinishing equipment. We are very proud to announce that Aztec’s UltraGrind won the following four individual categories:

• Maneuverability
• Ease of Abrasives Change
• Replacement Parts Availability
• Highest Average Gloss Meter, (67 without Sealer / Guard)

The UltraGrind also earned “Overall Best in Propane Class” honors with a gloss rating highest in show. The judges additionally noted that (although it was not a competitive category in the Rodeo) our floor was much flatter than our competitors because of the UltraGrind’s planetary action.

Aztec’s concrete product line focuses on PROPANE DRIVEN machines because we believe that this is the most efficient and fastest way to prep and polish concrete. The line includes:

• The ULTRAGRIND for deep grinding and polishing
• The DIAMONDSHINE for refreshing polished concrete surfaces
• The 27″ ANSWER burnisher with dust control
• The ULTRAVAC propane powered concrete dust vacuum system

All of Aztec’s propane products are EPA, CARB, LEED and GS42 green certified for indoor use in approved areas.

In addition to these propane powered products, Aztec manufactures the GRAND FINALE sealer and densifier applicator and the PROSCRUB 20″ battery powered auto scrubber. The Grand Finale will allow you to apply densifier quickly and evenly directly from your box or pail with no mess. The 20″ ProScrub will pick up wet-grind slurry and do a great final clean-up job on the floor before densification.

Whatever your equipment, chemicals or diamond needs may be for concrete care, Aztec would like to work with you. We manufacture a wide range of floor care products, which can be seen on our web site www.aztecproducts.com. Please call (800) 331-1423 or email us (info@aztecproducts.com) to let us know how Aztec can help make your business more profitable.

Aztec Products Introduces the New Answer Dust Control Buffer

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA – New Aztec Green Cleaning Burnisher Improves IAQ. Aztec Products announces the new Answer dust control floor buffer/burnisher. The new Answer DC buffer is EPA, CARB, LEED and GS42 green certified for indoor use in approved areas. The new Answer DC, with its vacuum system, improves indoor air quality (IAQ) by containing air particulates, and meets the US green building council LEED IEQ credit 3.4 requirements.

The new Answer DC buffer offers all of the same features and benefits of Aztec’s standard Answer buffer, including the completely modular design, full cast aluminum body with centered deck, adjustable wheels for fine tuning pad pressure, and is aggressively priced. The dust control upgrade was developed as part of Aztec’s commitment to green cleaning and to comply with GS42 requirements.

Aztec Products continues to develop floor maintenance equipment for the jan/san industry that saves money and labor expenses. Aztec strives to remain the trusted leader in propane buffers and floor strippers by consistently exceeding customer expectations.

Made entirely in the USA, the high speed propane Answer DC Burnisher is the newest addition to the Aztec product line. Steven Spengler, Aztec’s VP for Sales, said, “Aztec has designed this model to enable the contractor to service their accounts with confidence in facilities that demand health based green cleaning compliance.”

“Green cleaning continues to be an increasingly important initiative for the maintenance of high traffic facilities. The improvements in IAQ resulting from the Answer dust control buffer will be beneficial to a variety of institutions, particularly schools and universities”, said Whit Beverly, President of Aztec Products.

Aztec Products, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Montgomeryville, PA. Aztec is proud to manufacture all of its products in the USA, at its Philadelphia area factory. For over 35 years, Aztec has developed a series of innovative floor cleaning machines that are engineered for quality work at high speeds, and has become known as the problem-solver for the floor cleaning industry.

To see the complete Aztec product line, visit: www.aztecproducts.com

It’s the Final Countdown (to World of Concrete!)

Next week the Aztec Products sales team will descend upon Las Vegas for the World of Concrete show. Aztec’s trade show booth will be outside this year, with a 20’ x 30’ concrete slab for daily hands-on demonstrations of the featured machine line up.

The show dates are January 18–21, 2011, and we will be showcasing Aztec’s newest products for concrete floors, including the new UltraGrind propane-powered concrete floor grinder and polisher, the Grand Finale floor chemical applicator and the Dust Control Answer Buffer. The ProScrub autoscrubber and DiamondShine honing and polishing machine will also be available for use. Come by and try the Aztec machines for yourself!

In addition to the hands-on demonstrations, Aztec will also be offering a special Instant Cash Back Promotion. Call (800) 331-1423 today for details, or visit us at our outdoor booth #O30226. Hope to see you there!

Countdown to World of Concrete

At Aztec Products we are gearing up and counting down the days until the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas!!

Only two weeks before the commercial concrete and masonry construction industry descends upon Las Vegas, NV on January 18–21, 2011. We will be showcasing all of Aztec’s hottest new products for concrete floors, including the UltraGrind propane-powered concrete floor grinder and polisher, the Grand Finale floor chemical applicator and the Dust Control Answer Buffer. The ProScrub autoscrubber and DiamondShine honing and polishing machine will also be available for use.

Aztec’s trade show booth at WOC will be outside this year, with a 20’ x 30’ concrete slab for daily demonstrations of the featured machine line up. Come by and try the Aztec machines for yourself.

In addition to the hands-on demonstrations, Aztec will also be offering a special Instant Cash Back Promotion. Call (800) 331-1423 today for details, or visit us at our outdoor booth #O30226. Hope to see you there!

A STEP BACK IN TIME TO 1988

In 1988 the Hubble Space Telescope explores deep space. The Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed and exploded over Lockerbie in Scotland on December 21st. In 1988 Prozac was sold for the first time as an anti-depressant. The popular movies of 1988 included Rain Man, Die Hard and A Fish Called Wanda. That same year Frank Munoz, owner of Kern Commercial Cleaning of Bakersfield, CA, walked into the Aztec booth at the BSCAI trade show. Frank absolutely refused to believe Aztec’s claims about the Sidewinder System. Things got to the point where Frank called the owners liars, so Aztec shipped a Sidewinder to him for a free trial. Frank stripped 40,000 sq/ft in just 3 hours on that very first night with the Sidewinder. If you meet Frank today, he will enthusiastically tell you how happy he is with his Aztec equipment. In fact, he’ll also tell you that his vintage 1988 Sidewinder is still running strong.

For almost 35 years now, Aztec has been the innovative leader in the manufacturing and direct selling of propane buffers and floor stripping systems. As a proud USA manufacturer, Aztec maintains a strong commitment to quality, leading the industry by exceeding our customers’ expectations, saving them time and money, and helping their businesses become more profitable. Today over 2500 businesses and floor contractors worldwide depend on Aztec’s products and services for their building maintenance needs.

Over the past decade, Aztec has invested significantly research and development, successfully launching numerous new machines, including the battery operated ProScrub autoscrubber, the dust control Answer propane buffer/burnisher, the Grand Finale chemical applicator, the UltraGrind and DiamondShine propane concrete floor grinding, honing and polishing machines, and the Hot Spotter/Hot Rod heated carpet detailers.

Aztec continues to be committed to Green Cleaning with Propane machines as demonstrated by the new FS481V engine, which comes standard on all of Aztec’s propane machines. This 603CC engine yields a maximum of 20hp when set-up to burn gasoline and 17.19 with LPG. The propane emissions meet the US green cleaning council’s LEED IEQ credit 3.4 requirements, and are compliant with EPA and CARB emission standards, providing a safe working environment, whether it’s in a school or a store.

With our consistent dedication to products that will save you time, money and labor, Aztec Products mission statement reads, “When you buy from us, you’re buying directly from the factory, allowing you to get the best value for your hard-earned money and we won’t disappoint you. No other manufacturer can offer the level of pricing and the degree of commitment we maintain as consistently or affordably. We are so confident, we guarantee it. Our expertise, dedication and value-added services make our products the best choice for your budget and business.”

So when investing in your next commercial floor maintenance machine, you’ll find that the Aztec Products floor maintenance equipment delivers. From our concrete floor grinding and polishing machines to our floor stripping and refinishing machines, each is designed and built as a rugged piece of equipment that will be durable enough to last for years and powerful enough to help you clean better than the competition.

TRADE SHOW RECAP – ISSA ORLANDO, FLORIDA 2010

It was an exciting week for Aztec Products during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show, which was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando November 9-12, 2010. The trade show brought the Jan/San industry together for a week of networking, education and special events.

While Aztec’s trade show booth featured the ever-successful Sidewinder system and the ProScrub autoscrubber, the all new dust-control Answer buffer and the Aztec UltraGrind concrete grinder and polisher were no doubt the highlights of the show. Contractors and distributors were all a-buzz about these two new machines that are taking Aztec’s reputation for serious high speed floor care to a whole new level. The new dust control Answer buffer/burnisher solves the concern of IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). Meanwhile the UltraGrind concrete floor grinding, honing and polishing machine is truly something to see. Weighing over 800 pounds, it caught everyone’s attention.

If you would like to see Aztec’s dust control Answer and UltraGrind machines in person, stop by our outdoor booth # O30226 at the upcoming World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, January 18-21, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center; you will even get to use the machines yourself!

Visit our Facebook page for pictures from the ISSA tradeshow: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aztec-Products-Inc/83048477383?v=app_2373072738#!/pages/Aztec-Products-Inc/83048477383?v=wall

Trade Show Recap – International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference (ICPSC) in Atlanta

The 3rd annual International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference (ICPSC) in Atlanta was Aztec’s first. Traditionally Aztec has only gone to the larger shows with more attendees, but since the successful launching of Aztec’s new concrete polishing line of machines, we decided to give this conference a shot. Unlike the ISSA or World of Concrete (WOC) shows where there are 15,000+ attendees, the ICPSC had only about 300. However at this conference every one of them was interested in polished concrete, and therefore was a potential customer.

The ICPSC was a very successful show for Aztec. In spite of all of the accelerants and hardeners put in trade show concrete slabs, we managed to get our 10×15 concrete slab cut and polished very quickly with our new UltraGrind machine. Some competitors (who shall remain unnamed) had a much harder job of opening up their floor. Some even resorted to riding on their machines to generate additional weight.

After we got the floor polished with the diamonds, we hit it with our new dust control burnisher, which really brought up the shine. It worked so well that we ended up lending it to 3-4 other competitors to get their shine up. You can see a picture of the floor with our logo reflecting in the floor, check it out on our Facebook page. The crazy thing is we got this level of shine only going to 800 grit.

The other great thing about the Aztec buffer was how fast it heated up the concrete. An infrared thermometer revealed that our new dust control buffer increased the floor temperature by 10 degrees per pass. We actually got the floor up to 127 degrees. This is significant because heat is a necessary ingredient to optimize many guard products.

People also liked the idea of the VCT crossover products that Aztec manufactures. The Guzzler is made to pick up floor wax slurry on a VCT tile floor, but works really well on concrete slurry too. The Grand Finale was designed to apply floor wax quickly and evenly to large VCT tile floors, but works great for densifier and guard products.

Last but certainly not least, Aztec was able to hire Skip Edwards as a new manufacturer’s rep for concrete polishing equipment. Skip has extensive experience with concrete over the years and is currently also a rep with Ameripolish. He will be covering concrete products sales in CA, NV, AZ and HI for Aztec.

It was not all work at the ICPSC either. Steven, Whit, Joe and Skip were able to catch a Phillies – Braves game on Friday night. The Phillies win was punctuated by a Grand Slam homerun by Jimmy Rollins.

We are now looking forward to the ISSA Jan/San show November in Orlando and the World of Concrete Expo January in Las Vegas. At the World of Concrete, we will have a 20ft x 30ft outdoor slab where you can try all of our machines for yourself. Please come and visit!

Aztec Introduces the Grand Finale Floor Finisher

Aztec completes the Sidewinder™ Stripping System with an easy to use floor wax applicator – Aztec is introducing the Grand Finale, the newest addition to an extensive line of floor stripping, buffing and polishing machines. The Aztec Grand Finale is a simple, rugged floor chemical application machine designed to apply floor finish, concrete densifiers, hardeners and sealers quickly and uniformly. The Grand Finale also completes the Aztec Sidewinder™ Stripping System with an easy to use floor wax applicator.

For over 20 years the Aztec Sidewinder System has saved customers hundreds of man-hours on the labor-intensive job of floor stripping. The Sidewinder Stripping & Refinishing System can now also save them many hours on the slow process of applying floor finish.

The Grand Finale provides an easy, high speed way to lay down a smooth, uniform coat of fresh floor finish at an average rate of approximately 50,000 square feet/hour. The janitorial/sanitation industry will quickly recognize huge labor savings in the elimination of baseboard splash and product waste associated with finish puddling.

The Grand Finale is the newest addition to Aztec’s extensive line of high speed floor stripping, buffing, scrubbing and polishing machines. Aztec’s VP of Sales, Steven Spengler said, “For years our customers have encouraged Aztec to produce a wax applicator to complete the Sidewinder Stripping System. Therefore, we are very excited about our new Grand Finale. With Aztec’s Grand Finale, we complete our arsenal of high speed custom built equipment for VCT floors. By the way, it’s works well on wood and concrete floors too”.

Whit Beverly, President of Aztec Products said, “As a manufacturer, Aztec is thrilled to now be selling a finish applicator that we make ‘in-house’ at our Philadelphia, PA facility. Because we make it ‘in-house’, we have an extensive inventory of reasonably-priced service and replacement parts at our fingertips for quick shipment to customers in need. Quality is assured by Aztec’s production team, and customer service calls are answered by the same people who make the machines. The other great thing about the Grand Finale as a product is that it addresses both of the markets that Aztec serves as a company – VCT maintenance and concrete floor polishing.”

Aztec Products, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Montgomeryville, PA. For over 30 years, Aztec has developed a series of innovative floor cleaning machines that are engineered for quality work at high speeds, and has become known as the problem-solver for the floor cleaning industry. Aztec is proud to manufacture all of its products in the USA.

To see the complete Aztec product line, visit: www.aztecproducts.com