NEWs Releases


ICC-ES ESR#1959 Verifies Five Anchor Block Company Products
Minneapolis (July 2014) -- Five Anchor™ products -- Diamond® retaining wall system, Diamond Pro® retaining wall system , Highland Stone® wall system, Vertica® retaining wall system and Vertica Pro® retaining wall system -- manufactured by Anchor Block Company under license by Anchor Wall Systems, Inc., recently received an evaluation report (ESR#1959) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that these wall blocks meet code requirements. Read full press release

Rinn™ Paving System Has Unprecedented Rich, Long-Lasting Colors with Iconic European Styling
Minneapolis (July 2012) -- Anchor Block Company announces the exclusive introduction of the Rinn™ Laziano® and Medino® paving systems for residential driveways, patios and walkways. The segmental paving systems, available through an agreement with German manufacturer Rinn Beton, feature rich colors and wear-resistant surfaces that surpass current paving products, and quality that exceeds world standards for strength and durability. Read full press release

Made in Minnesota: Anchor celebrates centennial anniversary
Minneapolis (November 2009) -- Anchor Block Company celebrates 100 years in business as a Midwest manufacturer of concrete construction and landscape materials. Founded in the Twin Cities, the company began in 1909 at a time when homebuilders dug foundations by hand and used horses to haul Anchor’s standard gray, concrete basement blocks. Today, Anchor is recognized worldwide for its extensive line of innovative products and inspired applications. Read full press release

Anchor adds Kingston Plus™ and Holland Plus™ Pavers
Minneapolis (August 2009) – Anchor Block System announces the addition of Kingston Plus™ and Holland Plus™ to its line of paving stones. Ideal for driveways, walkways, terraces, paths, pool decking and more, the Kingston Plus and Holland Plus designs are sold through landscape wholesale distributors throughout the upper Midwest. For a complete list of suppliers and product details, please visit Read full press release

Anchor redefines structural blocks with Tufut™ Structural Masonry
Minneapolis (August 2009) -- 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. Read full press release
Anchor’s Bravissi™ Sculpted Masonry Veneer product mimics real stone look, without the cost
Minneapolis (August 2009) -- Professional contractors, engineers, designers and architects seeking a cost-effective way to build with the beautiful look of natural stone are turning to Anchor Block Company’s Bravissi™ Sculpted Masonry Veneer products. Read full press release

Anchor expands Artisana™ line of retaining wall products
Minneapolis (June 9, 2009) --Anchor Block Company has added a new wall system to its product line, the Artisana™ multipiece retaining and free standing wall system, available in premium color blends. The Artisana product is ideal for residential and light commercial projects and has the natural look of quarried stone. The units are sold through landscape wholesale distributors throughout the upper Midwest. For a complete list of suppliers and product details, please visit Read full press release


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