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Between the scramble of daily work and the barrage of too many media outlets reporting storms, tragedies, and mayhem, the pace becomes fast and maddening. It can be numbing. The statistics mimic inside baseball analysis. Instead of batting average and obscure factoids like, ninth inning on base percentage, we measure deaths, injuries, homes without power, houses and buildings set for demolition, number of people in shelters and so on. It is worth realizing that we should not get preoccupied with disaster central or become desensitized, while watching the plight of the unfortunate in real time.
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Improving Crew Productivity
The retirement of older workers, the job losses predicated by the economic downturn and the perception of construction work as a “last choice”all point to a shortage of qualified craft professionals at a time when demand for massive upgrades to infrastructure, industrial facilities and commercial space is on the horizon.
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Time to Make Painting Sexy Again
The lack of construction workers has and continues to pose serious problems in the building trades, costing the industry increased overhead, delays in completing projects and, in some cases, the inability to even bid on jobs. Legislative committee examines problems, solutions for construction labor shortage in Arizona “The labor shortage in Arizona is a growing crisis that not only threatens the construction economy but also impacts the Arizona economy overall,” Carol Floco, CEO, American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, told a state Senate panel in a recent hearing at the Capitol. “We need to make construction (Painting*) – - sexy again,” she said.
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Boston University & SW Paint Shield
A walk through the Boston University campus reveals the architectural charms of an historic institution that dates back to 1839, as well as the modern technology expected at one of the world’s leading research universities. The challenges of preserving, renovating, growing and maintaining such a diverse campus, with more than 300 buildings and 33,000 students, can be daunting. Michael Mercurio, a project manager with the school’s Facilities Department decided to embrace improvements in coatings technology.
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Contractor Pleads Insanity
An Idaho man convicted of storing hazardous waste on his property that cost the government almost $500,000 to clean up was unable to convince the Ninth Circuit to overturn his conviction on grounds of diminished mental capacity.
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Spotlight On:
T-Rex® Tape – Ferociously Strong Tape®
T-Rex® Tape is ideal for craftsmen and contractors who demand the highest quality tools. Unlike ordinary duct tapes, this ferociously strong tape is built for intense holding power. Its aggressive double-thick adhesive is what gives this tape the ability to stick to rough, dirty surfaces through all-weather types and temperatures.
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Industry News
AkzoNobel - Wood Coatings Trends
AkzoNobel experts on wood coatings design presented the latest findings on color and styling trends at the Fall 2017 High Point International Home Furnishings Market. READ NOW      
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018: Caliente AF-290
Caliente AF-290 is the champion of Color Trends 2018, a palette of 23 colors that represent Benjamin Moore’s view on the year’s most influential hues. READ NOW      
PPG Home Ice
PPG is proud to be the Official Paint of the NHL. See how our paints and coatings protect everything from a hockey arena’s goals, railings and ceilings to the places we call home. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Launches Organic Zinc-rich Epoxy Coating for Accelerated Recoating
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Zinc Clad 4100, a new high-solids coating featuring recoat times as short as 30 minutes... READ NOW      
Titan Impact Airless Sprayers
As a leader in spraying technology, Titan manufactures and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. READ NOW      
Level 5 Drywall Tools – Flat Boxes
Level 5 Tools have Flat Boxes that are a classic design with high quality anodized aluminum construction and traditional brass blade holder with stainless steel blades. READ NOW      
EPA Lead Paint Requirements Waived for Hurricane Renovations
An extremely active hurricane season this year has created widespread property damage impacting many states including Texas, Louisiana and Florida. READ NOW      
2017 Wallcoverings Trend Report
Find out what’s trending from the market’s top experts in a dispatch from the Wallcoverings Associationannual conference in Clearwater, Florida. READ NOW      
EPA Moves to Discourage “SUE AND SETTLE” Tactics
Construction Officials Say EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Decision Will End the Closed-Door Negotiation of New Regulatory Requirements with Special Interest Groups READ NOW      
Shrimp Shell Paint
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution. READ NOW      
Product Introductions
3M™ Wall Repair Fiber Reinforced Compound
3M™ Wall Repair Fiber Reinforced Compound is 3X stronger than other 3M spackles and doesn't shrink, crack or sag. Use it to repair holes up to 5" on drywall, concrete, stucco and plaster. It's easy to sand and can be used inside or outside (with exterior paint).
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Sherwin-Williams Extreme Bond™ | 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. Learn More      
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 Convention 2018
New Orleans, LA
January 15-18, 2018
PDCAEXPO 2018
Galveston Island, Texas
February 21-23, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. In the mid 1930s, colors made from uranium oxide, such as brilliant orange-red, were radioactive.
2. Four common categories of scaffolds are mobile,
3. Who patented ready mixed paint and what year was it registered?
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