Aegion Corporation Announces CFO Transition

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aegion Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select Market:AEGN) (“Aegion” or the “Company”) today announced that, effective November 18, 2017, David A. Martin has resigned his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  The Company further announced that David F. Morris has been appointed as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer to serve until a permanent Chief Financial Officer is hired.  The Company intends to consider both internal and external candidates in its search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer.  During the Company’s search, Mr. Morris will also maintain his current responsibilities with Aegion.

Following over 20 years of dedicated service to the Company, Mr. Martin entered into a transition and separation agreement with the Company under which he will maintain continued employment with the Company as a special advisor through March 31, 2018.

Charles R. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Aegion, said, “On behalf of the entire Aegion family, I thank David Martin for his contributions to the Company over his 20+ year career at Aegion, including his invaluable service as Chief Financial Officer.  On behalf of management and the Aegion Board of Directors, we appreciate David’s willingness to continue on with the Company as special advisor during the transition period, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

David F. Morris has been with Aegion for more than 13 years and currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and is responsible for the Company’s legal, administrative, corporate governance, safety and compliance functions.  Mr. Morris joined the Company in January 2005 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  Mr. Morris was appointed Chief Administrative Officer in August 2007 and Executive Vice President in October 2014.  Mr. Morris has over 25 years of experience handling legal, strategic, financial and administrative matters for public and private entities.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morris was a partner with the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP, in its corporate and securities practice areas. 

Gordon continued, “We also thank David Morris for his willingness to fill the role of interim CFO during the Company’s search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer.  David has been involved in all key strategic and financial matters since I joined the Company, and I am confident he will ensure a smooth transition.” 

About Aegion Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select Market:AEGN)

Aegion combines innovative technologies with market leading expertise to maintain, rehabilitate and strengthen infrastructure around the world. Since 1971, the Company has played a pioneering role in finding innovative solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. Aegion also maintains the efficient operation of refineries and other industrial facilities. Aegion is committed to Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure®. More information about Aegion can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Aegion’s forward-looking statements in this news release represent its beliefs or expectations about future events or financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Aegion and on management’s beliefs, assumptions, estimates or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. When used in this document, the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “plan,” “intend, “may,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those referred to in the “Risk Factors” section of Aegion’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1 2017, and in subsequently filed documents. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events may not occur. In addition, Aegion’s actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, suggested or projected. Except as required by law, Aegion does not assume a duty to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors should, however, review additional disclosures made by Aegion from time to time in Aegion’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please use caution and do not place reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made by Aegion in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements.

Aegion® and the associated logo are the registered trademarks of Aegion Corporation and its affiliates.


CONTACT: Aegion Corporation
  David F. Morris, Executive Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
  (636) 530-8000

Acme United Corporation Announces Financial Presentation Schedule

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acme United Corporation (NYSE American:ACU) today announced that it will participate in the following financial conferences in December 2017:

  • Singular Research 12th Annual Best of the Uncovered Conference
    Date:  Monday, December 4, 2017
    Presentation Time:  1:45 PM PT
    Location:  Hotel Angeleno – Los Angeles, CA
    Presenter:  Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO
  • 10th Annual LD Micro Main Event Conference
    Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    Presentation Time:  2:30 PM PT
    Location:  Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
    Presenter:  Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO

The company will also participate in one-on-one meetings, made by appointment, with investors registered to attend each conference.  

The company’s investor presentation is available in the Investor Relations section of the Acme United website.

To obtain additional information about Acme United’s participation in the conferences, please visit or

ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting devices, measuring instruments, and safety products for school, home, office, hardware and industrial use.  Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®, CUDA®, PhysiciansCare®, Pac-Kit®, First Aid Only®, DMT® and Spill Magic®.  For more information, visit

CONTACT: Paul G. Driscoll       
Acme United Corporation      
55 Walls Drive                         
Fairfield, CT  06824
Phone: (203) 254-6060          
FAX: (203) 254-6521


Ceramic Tiles Market – 10% Growth for the Asia Pacific region to 2024


Ceramic Tiles Market – 10% Growth for the Asia Pacific region to 2024

Wall tiles product segment in Ceramic Tiles Market are set to grow at over 9.5% CAGR to 2024 as these tiles retain their color without fading for a long period of time making them preferred application in walls.

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OCEAN VIEW, Del., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ –  Global Ceramic Tiles Market will be valued USD 178.16 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing construction spending globally is the key factor driving global ceramic tiles market share over the forecast timeframe.

Asia Pacific, mainly led by China, Japan and India construction business is experiencing robust growth owing to boost industry growth. China was the major industry contributor, with construction expenses over USD 1.7 trillion in 2015. Government initiatives towards infrastructure development, rising disposable income and high population density are some of the other factors which are positively influencing construction sector, consequently stimulating the market size.

Robust growth in flooring industry, which is an essential portion of residential and commercial structure including airports, railway stations and hospitals, will boost the market share by 2024. In addition, flooring market size in Europe was roughly 3 billion square meters in 2015.

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Key raw materials used in product processing includes silica sand, kaolin, Feldspar and bentonite. In 2015, bentonite clay price was approximately USD 65 per ton. Increasing raw material prices post economic downturn of 2008, will negatively influence ceramic tiles market share over the forecast timeframe. Furthermore, rising demand of these raw materials across various end user industries including thermal & electrical insulation, glass, paints, food packaging and refractories may affect the market price trend.

In 2015, floor ceramic tiles market share was valued at over USD 39 billion. Enhanced product quality including shock & thermal resistance and high durability compared to hardwood and other flooring material will drive industry growth by 2024.

Ceramic tiles market for wall might witness gains exceeding 9.5% over the forecast timeframe. Wall tiles are sunlight resistant which helps in retaining its color for extended years. Also, these are available in a wide spectrum of colors which makes them desirable in walls. These are widely used in kitchens owing to their easy to clean characteristics.

In 2015, ceramic tiles market size for residential replacement application was valued more than USD 36 billion. Rising remodeling spending to enhance floor & wall appearances will drive growth.

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In 2015, North America, mainly led by the U.S, generated revenue above USD 1.4 billion. Inclining remodeling activities laterally with forthcoming construction projects, including both residential and commercial buildings, are the major drivers for regional ceramic tiles market share.

Asia Pacific will experience highest growth at over 10%. Growing construction spending in China, Japan and India will drive regional market size. Furthermore, drifting trend towards replacing marble floors, metal slabs and paints will further drive regional growth.

In 2015, ceramic tiles market share was fragmented. Siam Cement Group, Mohawk Industries, Lamosa Grupo, Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics and Kajaria Ceramics are significant industry share contributors. Other industry participants are Florida Tile, Crossville, Ceramiche Atlas Concorde S.P.A. and China Ceramics.

Browse key industry insights spread across 120 pages with 143 market data tables & 16 figures & charts from the report, “Ceramic Tiles Market Size By Product (Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles), By Application (Residential Replacement, Commercial, New Residential), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, China, India, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, GCC), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024″ in detail along with the table of contents:

Chapter 4     Ceramic Tiles Product Insights

4.1    Ceramic tiles market share by product, 2015 & 2024

4.2    Floor tiles

4.2.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

4.2.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

4.3    Wall tiles

4.3.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

4.3.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

4.4    Others

4.4.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

4.4.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

Chapter 5     Ceramic Tiles Application Insights

5.1    Ceramic tiles market share by application, 2015 & 2024

5.2    Residential replacement

5.2.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

5.2.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

5.3    Commercial

5.3.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

5.3.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

5.4    New residential

5.4.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

5.4.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

5.5          Others

5.5.1    Global market estimates and forecast, 2013 – 2024

5.5.2    Global market estimates and forecast, by region, 2013 – 2024

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