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Before we get into the News, no matter if you are an ardent tree hugger or just a regular guy, recently, regulation mania has gotten out of hand. This is not an opinion…just an eye opening observation. First, over the last several years the number of pages added to the Federal Register of regulations has surpassed all records. Interestingly, the page count is how the administration and the watchdogs measure productivity. For the last five consecutive years, every year has set a new page high. Regulations have been added more rapidly than in any other time in US history…the volume is unhealthily obese.
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How to Set Specific Overhead and Profit Goals
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 and stay ahead of their competition.
The goal in business is not to stay in business or keep your crews busy. The goal of business is to always make a profit.
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Ethics and the Law
In 1986 Robert Lund, an engineer and company manager, faced a dilemma. As a lead manager of a very time sensitive and highly public project he had to decide whether to proceed with the project or put it on hold due to a potential problem. Project engineers recommended that the project be delayed even though they were uncertain the problem would arise. Lund’s fellow managers recommended the project proceed as scheduled.
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Regulatory Review
EPA Revises the Hazardous Waste Generator Regulation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication copy of its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements final regulation, which amends the regulations governing hazardous waste generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The final rule will be published in the coming weeks.
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Industry News
New Product DAP RapidFuse
RapidFuse – An all-purpose adhesive that provides a fast-setting, professional-strength, clear bond without the expanding foam or dripping glue mess. READ NOW      
Graco ProXChange Pump Repair
Check out this video. No narration…just a demonstration READ NOW       
Faux Plank Floor by H&C Decorative Concrete Coatings
H&C and Sherwin-Williams team up to provide decorative concrete coatings. This project shows a beautiful decorative plank floor. READ NOW      
Sikkens Australia
Cool deck brush shown at about two and half minutes into the four minute clip. READ NOW      
Titan Spray Guide
As a leader in spraying technology, Titan manufacturers and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. READ NOW       
Varathane Wood Finishing Technique
Highlight and Brush Blending READ NOW       
GW Bridge Painter: Dangerous Jobs
Hanging more than 600 feet above many lanes of traffic for these guys is just another day at the office. READ NOW        
Inspired learning and great potential for our future from a Millennial
Justin, an Australia and TAFE SA graduate of Painting and Decorating READ NOW        
Kärcher’s iSolar Accessory
Kärcher’s iSolar 400 and 800 power washer accessories are designed to clean solar panels safely and effectively. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin Williams | BONDS TO DIFFICULT SURFACES
Sherwin-Williams new Extreme Bond™ Interior/Exterior Primer is formulated to promote adhesion on hard, glossy surfaces. This high-quality, waterborne acrylic primer assures a uniform appearance and adhesion of topcoats. It can be used with both high performance epoxies and urethanes. Sanding may not be necessary for most clean, paintable surfaces.
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PPG Pittsburgh - Regency® Interior™
REGENCY® interior latex paint is our finest interior paint-and-primer-in-one product with excellent durability that repels stains. It provides excellence in coverage, durability and stain resistance.Regency applies smoothly and has great flow and leveling for a beautiful finish. It is ideal for withstanding wear and tear in high traffic areas. www.ppgpaints.com         
Featured Videos
New Titan RX-Pro™ Airless Spray Gun
An innovative spray gun built for the way you work, giving you ultimate comfort and control.
Upcoming Industry Events
SSPC 2017
Tampa Convention Center Tampa, FL
Jan 30 - Feb 02, 2017
2017 Painting and Decorating Expo
San Diego, CA
Feb 23 - 25, 2017
Salon NYC 2017
New York, NY
April 13-16, 2017
Knowledge Test
1. In 2012, the CDC established a different measure of blood lead levels (BLL) – the “reference” level – which is intended to mark the BLL below which 97.5 percent of U.S. children fall; was lowered from 10 and set at 5 micrograms.
2. In 2016, Congress passed a new law (which was ceremoniously signed by President Obama) giving unprecedented power to the EPA that allows new regulations:
3. The term ‘French polish’ refers to:
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