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    While at work, have you ever been so busy that time becomes unimportant? Maybe it was a missed lunch, dinner or an hour zoom where it seemed like only a few minutes passed. If this

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    Although not as common as exterior coating issues, interior coating failures occur on new and repaint projects. It is a good idea for craftsmen to understand how catastrophes happen

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    As with any trend, certain movements take time to catch on. Such has been the case with historic renovation, as well as the need for artisan workers who can bring the skills needed

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    There is a powerful new tool helping designers create better healthcare environments and it will probably surprise a few people. Traditionally considered solely in terms of color and

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    As old 2016 canes its way out the door, the new arrival awaits with blinking eyes, coo sounds and occasional crying. In Pulp Fiction, it was said that anytime is a good time for pie.

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    Jab, jab, attack forward, bob and weave, avoid the straight fist and deliver the roundhouse hammer. Repeat. And don’t forget to keep you’re your hips over your quick moving feet

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    Contractors’ get work departments can be like a car with a bad alignment. While everyone is working hard to get where they want to go, some of the effort is being pulled toward the

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    The connection between architectural paint/coating application and art has been interlaced since the stone wall illustrations depicted early man’s happenings. One thing that is often

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    Companies without precise overhead and profit goals never make enough money and probably won’t make a profit. Companies who track costs, target profit and control overhead are in-control

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    The number of people not in the labor force has been growing. As of December 2016, 95.1 million people, aged 16 or older, were not in the labor force, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). An aging population is responsible for this growth, but what are the other reasons individuals cite for not being...

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    Don Searcy, the inventor of the Bottom Feeder has invented a product that he says: In the paint industry, time and resources are a valuable asset. Any time saved during the cleaning process, by making clean-up faster, enables you to get more work done and finish more jobs! With resources saved through the use of […] Author...

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