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There is some breaking news; Mexican officials have denied Sherwin Williams an appeal to a previous decision not to allow the SW/Comex acquisition. Very likely, it may be on the account of a foreign company taking over the sole manufacturing and/or controlling the distribution of products to about 750 dealers, which own approximately 3,000 stores throughout the country. Although the deal appears dead, there may be a slight chance that some of the Mexico– based Comex assets get purchased. PPT will keep you informed. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
KILZ PRO-X® 300 SERIES INTERIOR PAINTS
A quality Zero VOC latex paint delivering excellent hide and coverage with superior touchup. Application benefits include excellent sprayability, leveling and brush-out is exceptionally smooth. Ideal for paint contractors, remodelers and property management for walls and trim. Dried film is mold & mildew resistant. Green Seal, GREENGUARD & CHPS compliant.
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Regulatory Review – Did the EPA Lie about the need for RRP?
If we had an opportunity to ask this question to the Environmental Protection Agency, most likely one of two answers would be muttered. READ NOW        
Liability Insurance Covered or Not?
Ever notice when buying some products that the container or quantity is noticeably smaller, but the price is about the same or has gone up? READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Sherwin-Williams Statement Regarding Decision of Mexico’s Competition Commission to Deny Appeal
The Sherwin–Williams Company announced that the Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico informed the Company last evening that the Company’s appeal relating to its pending acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. was denied and the acquisition is not authorized. READ NOW        
Wooster Expands Cirrus Roller Line
Paint rollers made with polyamide yarn fabric are known to offer better production on block, stucco, and other rough textures. READ NOW        
Construction Adds 20,000 Jobs in September as Unemployment Hits Six–Year Low; Spending Climbs in August for Fifth Straight Month but Public Outlays Lag
Industry Was Doing “Relatively Well” In Months Prior to Federal Government Shutdown but Quick Passage of Water Resources Legislation Needed to Help Industry Recover from a Likely October Slowdown, Officials Say READ NOW        
Manufacturing reborn? If we do things right, the United States could see a renaissance in manufacturing, says PPG’s CHARLES F. KAHLE
Will manufacturing in the United States experience a long–term rebound? READ NOW        
Sales Growth Lifts Sherwin-Williams 3Q Profit
Sherwin–Williams reported on Friday a 12% increase in its third–quarter earnings, led by a big sales boost at the company’s paint stores READ NOW        
OSHA Extends Silica Rule Comment Period by 47 Days
On Oct. 25, OSHA announced a 47–day extension of the public comment deadline for OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rulemaking, extending the deadline from Dec. 11 to Jan. 27. READ NOW        
House Science Committee Blasts EPA for Putting Rulemaking Ahead of Science on Clean Water Act
… the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R–Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R–Utah) sent a letter raising concerns over the draft rule, which is expected to greatly expand the agency’s regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore problems getting painted over by Buffett
Warren Buffett is trying to paint over the ugly picture at Benjamin Moore – again. READ NOW        
Akzo Savings Propel Profit Growth as Competitors Look at Europe
Akzo Nobel NV beat analysts’ profit predictions for the first time in a year, with Chief Executive Officer Ton Buechner’s savings plan gaining traction as U.S. competitors test the Dutch chemical maker’s dominance in Europe. READ NOW        
ABC Members Experience Skilled Worker Shortage
According to a survey of ABC members, 75 percent of respondents’ companies are experiencing a shortage of willing and qualified craft professionals. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams® Dry Erase Coating
Sherwin–Williams Dry Erase Coating transforms most walls into a dry erase surface. It’s clear gloss finish allows the wall color to show through. It can be used with any standard dry erase marker, and wipes clean with no ghosting. Designed for application by a professional paint contractor.

Learn more at sherwin-williams.com
        
Faux Effects® NüVilla™ Elegant and Traditional in Design…
Dynamic Color Line Up is just MAGIC!
NüVilla™ is an extremely versatile creamy, light and smooth decorative finishing medium that dries to an almost flat appearance; a very low sheen without much movement. This new, low VOC plaster product is elegant and traditional in design--perfect for the client who may be apprehensive of decorative finishes and opts for just painted walls. NüVilla™ has subtle, light absorbing qualities that add a soft warmness to any room. An impeccable upgrade!

NüVilla™ also exhibits superior color blending qualities. Because of its velvety smoothness in nature, application on walls and other substrates is a breeze! NüVilla™ is excellent for both the decorative finisher and paint contractor. No burnishing is required and it's easy to repair!

Available in a tasteful 15 pre-tinted designer color palette and a tint base.

Traditional Timeless Elegance ... NüVilla® the Perfect Accent to Your Home!

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From the Blogosphere
Best Feature for a CRM Added to Base CRM
If your business is not using a CRM to track leads, customers, and sales, you need to start this now. It is one of the most crucial things your small business needs to run a successful business. I’ve written on a lot of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programs over the years. You have a lot of choices. READ NOW
Research on Financial Markets Recognized for Nobel Prize in Economics
Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, is one of three Americans to be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. The committee recognized Robert J. Shiller (Yale University), Eugene F. Fama (University of Chicago), and Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago) for the empirical analysis of asset prices. READ NOW  
White Pattern + Light in Architecture
PATRICIA GRAY INC is an internationally acclaimed interior design firm in Vancouver. Great design and a life well-lived is our tireless pursuit. Here, we write about lifestyle and WHAT’S HOT in the world of design, travel, art and architecture. READ NOW
Valspar Wet Cement
Little Bit of Paint remodeled their bathroom on a tight budget. It looks like a completely new room! The paint color is Valspar Wet Cement. Love how it looks with the wainscoting. READ NOW  
Protecting Your Investment
One of my recent blogs was about getting bids for a commercial job. But what about the products to protect your investment? Just recently Brooks Painting was re-hired by Valley Farm Transport in Dixon Ca. to re-paint a peeling and deteriorating block building with metal siding. We brought in our Kelly-Moore representative Greg Morgan to write a product specification based on his inspection of the building conditions and challenges. READ NOW  
Recycle Color
Color is always recycled in different mediums; be it as trends, changes in season as seen in landscapes, or just from items that have been mangled. Recycle adds a new life to an existing object about to be tossed. Color can be recycled since color defines boundaries; shape, form, line. READ NOW


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