MAPEI Corporation is a world leader in the chemical adhesive and sealant industry. Its products include a variety of mortars, grouts, epoxies, adhesives, sealers and cleaners for use on concrete, tile, carpet and decks. The company employs professional chemists at its manufacturing facilities who produce its advanced chemicals and polymers. MAPEI was founded in 1937 in Milan, Italy, as a paint producer. Its competencies extended to adhesives and sealants in the 1950s. By the 1970s, the company s operations had spread throughout Europe and North America. MAPEI maintains its North American headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The Garland, Texas, location is a regional manufacturing facility.