New Venture for Jim Bradac Honored by Local Development Corporation

On February 21st, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation honored its 2018 business of the year winners at R&D Banquet Hall in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The 2018 winners are St. Croix Blow Molding (Town of Hudson) as Emerging Business of the year; Next Generation Automotive (Village of Baldwin and City of Hudson) as Small Business of the Year; and iMARK Molding, Inc. (Village of Woodville) as Business of the Year. St. Croix Valley Blow Molding is located in the Town of Hudson and was launched in 2017 by Jim Bradac, who also owns and operates Ceme-Tube and other related companies, also located in the Town of Hudson. Ceme-Tube had

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How One North Woods Cabin Led to an Industry-Changing Invention

Ceme-Tube https://www.blubrry.com/landscaperadio/43760073/episode-7-jim-bradac-of-ceme-tube-llc/ Jim Bradac, of Ceme-Tube®, LLC, manufacturer of innovative plastic blow-molded tubes for pouring concrete footings, columns, piers and light poles based in Hudson, Wisconsin, talks with Landscape Radio’s David Maas about how a problem with the construction of his North Woods cabin led to an industry-changing invention. Released May 5, 2019    

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Persistence, Hard Work and Tenacity Revive a Good Product with Bad Timing

By Brenda Bredahl  When Jim Bradac launched his Ceme-Tube™ product at the 2007 World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas, he wasn’t ready for the overwhelmingly positive reception the product received. And with a major investment in a new product for the construction industry, he didn’t anticipate the economic downturn from 2008 to 2012  that would have a negative impact on the product’s market. Show-goers swarmed his booth, saying that the round, plastic blow-molded tubes for pouring concrete footings, columns, piers and light poles were an outstanding solution, compared to the cardboard forms that dominated the market. If that wasn’t enough,

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A Product on a Solid Footing

A product on a solid footing Jim Bradac came up with Ceme-Tube® after trying to lay concrete in wet ground. Now, he’s pouring his life into his new venture. BY LESLIE BROOKS SUZUKAMO Pioneer Press Article Last Updated: 11/30/2007 07:31:42 PM CST Three years ago, while laying concrete footings for his family cabin, Jim Bradac ran into a problem. The ground was so wet that the cardboard forming tubes got soggy and useless before he could pour concrete into them. Wasn’t there a plastic tube he could use instead, he asked his local hardware store? The answer was no. So

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Sonotube® Meet Your Match Ceme Tube®

Sonotube® Meet your match, Ceme-Tube®. by Shelley Hawes While laying footings in wet land for his cabin in northern Minnesota, Jim Bradac was troubled by the complications of pouring concrete into traditional cardboard Sonotubes®. The material quickly became flimsy, and pouring had to be done immediately after placement to properly set. Bradac had to believe there was an alternative, something as simple as waterproof forms must certainly be available. It only made sense. After careful patent research, Bradac discovered there was really no product available to pour concrete into that was manufactured out of plastic. “I can literally say this

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