CHARLOTTE, NC -- SAKRETE® is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011 and to commemorate its diamond anniversary, the company is giving away five diamond pendants as part of its online contest.
The contest will run through mid-October 2011 and features 75 weekly prizes and five grand prizes. In honor of the "diamond anniversary," the weekly winners will have a chance to win one of five diamond pendants, which will be given away at the end of the sweepstakes. Entrants can visit www.sakrete75.com for a chance to win, and also to check out fun historical facts, listen to classic radio jingles or view the archived photo gallery.
Established in 1936, SAKRETE has transformed the concrete business and provided solutions for effective construction for both commercial and DIY applications to millions of people worldwide.
Seventy-five years later, the SAKRETE brand has evolved from its foundation product - a convenient, high-quality bagged concrete mix - to a range of the finest-quality, competitively priced packaged building material products.
"We're so happy to celebrate 75 years of SAKRETE's growth and success that we wanted to share our joy with our consumers!" said Johnsie Beck, president - SAKRETE of North America.
SAKRETE - a brand now recognized around the world as a leader in concrete and concrete-related products - was the first to provide concrete specified for strength, not proportion, and this continues today.
One of the keys to success of SAKRETE products is their convenience for use in all projects, both small and large. The SAKRETE website provides "how-to videos" and quantity calculators, which are two of the largest draws on the site, enabling users to quickly see how to do an assortment of projects and easily figure out exactly how many bags they need for their project.
Fun Facts - What happened in 1936?
•The Green Hornet radio show debuts on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
•The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida
•New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut
•Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is published
•40-hour work week law is approved
•The Oscar Mayer 13 ft. Wienermobile first appeared on the streets of Chicago
•President FDR is elected
•First bag of SAKRETE Concrete Mix is produced and shipped!
SAKRETE products are manufactured at more than 45 plants throughout North America within its network of licensees. The SAKRETE brand is owned and managed by Bonsal American Inc., an Oldcastle company. Bonsal American is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. For additional information about SAKRETE, call 1-800-738-1621 or visit www.sakrete.com
No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends 10/16/11. Must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Sweepstakes subject to Official Rules available at www.sakrete75.com. Void where prohibited.