Client News 8/7/09

Anchor redefines structural blocks with Tufut™ Structural Masonry

Anchor Block’s Tufut™ Structural Concrete Masonry Units offer construction industry professionals a new way to design, engineer and build beautiful and economical structures. This 24-inch, “two foot,” structural block can help shorten development schedules by covering more space with fewer blocks.

Tufut units are available in smooth, scored, rock face and burnished textures and are sold direct and through Anchor Block’s authorized masonry distributors throughout the upper Midwest. For supplier information and product details, please visit

“We are very proud to offer this industry-changing, product to the construction community,” says Mark Severson, sales manager. “Anchor is constantly striving to provide greater design flexibility, quality and innovation, and we’ve achieved these goals with Tufut.”

Anchor Block’s Tufut™ Structural Concrete Masonry Units

Anchor Block’s Tufut™ Structural Concrete Masonry Units

Available in a variety of solid and blended colors, Anchor Block also can provide custom color matching for personalized creations. Helping to meet tight construction timelines, Tufut blocks also install up to 30% faster and require less grout. Each two-foot-long unit covers 50% more wall area per unit than conventional blocks. Maintaining structural integrity, Tufut units exceed ASTM-C90 requirements. Each unit is equivalent in weight to standard 12-inch block.

Anchor produces traditional concrete masonry blocks, retaining wall blocks, pavers and other masonry products, using more than 7,000 color, shape and texture combinations to add color, design and versatility to homes, businesses and public green spaces. With an in-house quality control laboratory, Anchor ensures its products are durable and consistent for projects that will stand the test of time.

Celebrating 100 years of leadership in the landscape and construction materials industry and in the Midwest, Anchor Block Company designs and manufactures concrete landscape and masonry materials. From the standard gray blocks of the early 1900s to the innovative, diverse line of products available today, the company has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of contractors, architects, homeowners, engineers and retailers. Anchor’s masonry and landscape products are sold in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

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