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New Schönox Staff Putting Product Technology to Work in Texas

Schönox Regional Business Managers Addressing Subfloor Challenges

Florence, AL – July 18, 2017

Having joined HPS Schönox earlier this year as Regional Business Managers, DJ Gardner and David Zelaya are already making a positive impact in their respective territories within Texas and Oklahoma tackling challenging subfloor issues. “DJ and David brought a strong blend of both business and technical experience to Schönox that allowed them to quickly see the real- world applications for Schönox product technology with quite varied clients and projects,” explained Dave Lepird, Vice President – Business Development, HPS Schönox. “I was not surprised when I saw them solving challenging subfloor issues in the field very early in their tenure with the company.”

Early in his work with Schönox, David Zelaya met with a government client with not only a tough subfloor condition, but the added challenge that the facility could not be closed.
Traditional demolition would not be an option and further, the building would be in active use during the flooring project. Zelaya worked with the technical teams at Schönox to put together a project plan involving a series of products including Schönox AP, synthetic gypsum self- leveling compound. Schönox AP is designed with renovation projects in mind with special dust- reduced properties, no VOCs, and performance characteristics that work well going over existing subfloors without demolition. “The client was really pleased with the resulting renovated subfloors and a process that allowed the facility to remain fully operational during the project,” explained Zelaya, Regional Business Manager, HPS Schönox. “I am delighted that we could bring this level of technology to the project.”

Recently, DJ Gardner worked with a national restaurant chain to specify subfloor materials that would allow the restaurant to do the flooring projects overnight. The restaurant could remain open for normal business hours, the installers would be equipped with the series of subfloor products to address the various issues, and the subfloor work could be completed in an efficient manner with minimal cleanup and no VOCs. “We used outstanding Schönox product technology to create strong, smooth subfloors that met performance and budget needs,” explained Gardner, Regional Business Manager, HPS Schönox. “Whether it’s patching compound that is moisture resistant, self-leveling compounds with embedded fibers for added strength, or anyone of our other products, we have features and performance criteria that will surprise and delight customers with demanding subfloor projects.”

About HPS Schönox

Schönox HPS North America, Inc., a business unit of TMT America, Inc., is a customer-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-tech company specializing in subfloor solutions for new construction, as well as renovation and occupied spaces. Innovative products include primers and moisture mitigation systems, subfloor repair products, floor-leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing materials for installing floor coverings. For more information about Schönox products, contact the Marketing Department by emailing moc.s1718231765roolf1718231765busph1718231765@gnit1718231765ekram1718231765, calling toll free 855.391.2649, or visiting