ASCC Foundation for Education, Research & Development receives $250,000 donation from Somero Enterprises

The American Society of Concrete Contractors' (ASCC) Foundation for Education, Research & Development, St. Louis, MO, has received a donation of $250,000 from Somero Enterprises, Ft. Myers, FL, a sustaining member of the organization. "This gift is one of the most significant ever received by the ASCC foundation," said Scott Anderson, foundation president, "and will go a long way toward funding the research and educational programming that will continue to improve the quality and productivity of our contractors." 

In making the donation Somero president Jack Cooney said, "Somero has played a long, active role in ASCC and through our partnership has built strong relationships with the country's most successful concrete contractors. In recognition of this history and in preparation for the future we are very pleased to help further the goals of ASCC in this way." 

Somero pioneered the Laser Screed® machine market in 1986 and has since led through continued innovation by growing its product offering from a single product in 1986 to a portfolio of 13 products and by developing proprietary designs protected by a portfolio of 63 patents and patent applications. Somero offers customers equipment with unsurpassed quality and performance and unparalleled global service, technical support, training and education, operating in markets across the globe. 

Somero equipment is used to place and screed the concrete slab in all building types, including all floors in multi-story buildings, warehouses, manufacturing assembly plants, exterior paving and parking structures, retail centers, and other commercial construction projects that require extremely flat floors. Somero equipment has been used in construction projects for a wide-array of the world's largest organizations including Costco, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, B&Q, Carrefour, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, FedEx, the United States Postal Service, Lowe's, Tesla, and ProLogis. 

Somero’s Global Headquarters and Training Facility, and the home of the Somero Concrete Institute, is in Fort Myers, FL while the company’s Operations and Support Center is in Houghton, Michigan. Somero also maintains a Sales, Service and Training Facility that is home to the Somero Concrete College in Shanghai, China as well as sales and service offices located in Chesterfield, England; New Delhi, India; and its newest location, Melbourne, Australia. 

The ASCC Foundation was created in 1989 to fund education and research that advances the quality and productivity of concrete construction. 

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