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    Paint and coating technology is entering an advanced era that was considered science fiction 20-30 years ago.  We watch spy movies where some evil doer has a super secret lab making

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    Color plays a powerful role when designing a small city at sea. When passengers first board Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, eager to start their vacation, they notice the vibrant

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    While some change orders have a minimal effect on an original contract’s scope or value (or both), they cannot be overlooked. Cumulatively, or even individually, change orders have

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    Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center Supports Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Expansion Benjamin Moore & Co. opened a new distribution center in Landover, Maryland. The brand

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    Have you worked as a subcontractor or sublet a part of a project or a compete job to or from another painting company? Most professionals are somewhat familiar with these arrangements.

  • A Cherry Paint Job

    Recoating a City Symbol “Spoonbridge and Cherry”  The Minneapolis’ sculpture weighs 1,200 lbs. Since the mid 1980s, the “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture in the Minneapolis

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  • Glidden’s ‘Colortopia’ at Epcot

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    On average, the contract rate on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes increased 12 basis points in July, to 3.98 percent, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).? At 3.98, this is the highest the contract rate has been since December of last year. Initial fees...

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    We have just finished an Interior Design installation for our clients' vacation home here in Vancouver. There is a piece of my art hanging in their stylish entry foyer. It was wonderful to work with you Larry and Kim! http://www.patriciagrayinc.com/projects/index.php "Benzi Burnt Orange" Patricia Gray - Acrylic &...

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