ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The three award-winning projects in the third-annual QUIKRETE® One Bag Wonder contest combined function and flare to beat out arguably the most competitive field to date. Ed Trapper and Ron Norton took top honors with their Drink Caddy, which is based on the premise that cooled concrete will act similarly to an ice pack. Mark Dunne’s mixed-medium Live Edge Side Tables finished second and Jacob Snyder’s retro Singer Sewing Machine Sink finished third.
“Each year, the quality and creativity of the projects submitted into the QUIKRETE® One Bag Wonder contest reach new heights, and this year is no different,” said Frank Owens, Vice President of Marketing for The QUIKRETE® Companies. “The idea that concrete will not only make a great carrying case for beverages, but will actually keep them cool is an unbelievable concept brought to life in the Drink Caddy. The second place side tables and third place sewing machine sink are also wonderful examples of beautiful, one-of-a-kind concrete projects with a real purpose.”
QUIKRETE® One Bag Wonder 3.0 contest was judged by the Home Projects Council, a think tank of home improvement experts, and employees of QUIKRETE®, the leading manufacturer of packaged concrete. First place won $2,500, second place won $1,500 and third place won $500. All three winning projects will be celebrated by QUIKRETE® at the Haven Conference, an annual conference for leading design and DIY bloggers, in Charleston, S.C. from July 12-14.
The QUIKRETE® Companies
The QUIKRETE® Companies is the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in the U.S. and Canada, and an innovative leader in the commercial building and home improvement industries. QUIKRETE® also offers related products through numerous wholly-owned subsidiaries including, Keystone Hardscapes®, Custom® Building Products, Contech®, Rinker Materials™, Pavestone®, SPEC MIX®, Target Technologies®, Daubois® and QPR®. Collectively, The QUIKRETE® Companies operates about 250 facilities in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and South America, allowing for unsurpassed distribution and product depth. Technical centers across the QUIKRETE® network also ensure that professionals and consumers alike are provided with the most innovative and highest quality products available on the market. For more information on The QUIKRETE® Companies or its products, visit www.quikrete.com or call (800) 282-5828.