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In case you have not noticed, there are more small professional paint and coating application companies than medium or large. Also, the statistics indicate that more of the moderate sales volume contractors focus on the residential marketplace. This pattern seems to be reinforced from many a craftsman’s idea to captain their own ship or maybe sometimes just to stick it to the man. But the most practical reason appears to be the easy, quick entry to gaining homeowner work.
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Handle More Projects
Higher project volume—whether it’s more projects of the same size or the same number of projects at an increased size—can place stress on any contractor. The starting point for handling that stress is the business plan, which should be prepared and continually updated. Accordingly, contractors that decide to increase project volume should only consider doing so after careful planning.
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Improve Your Small Business Security
If you’re a small business owner, you might consider yourself immune from break-ins or cyber attacks. After all, shouldn’t criminals be more interested in giant corporations and their much deeper pockets? It would be great if this were the case, but unfortunately, statistics paint a different picture. Criminals actually target small businesses at an alarming rate both on- and off-line, and these companies are often the least equipped to cope with the financial and reputational losses that come along with data theft.
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Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions
According to the Bureau of Labor, the statistics on scaffold accidents are not particularly encouraging. The CFOI reports that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the incident either to the planking or support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object. And depending on who you talk to in the scaffolding industry, some will tell you that these statistics are not accurate and could be even worse.
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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.
Learn more at TrexTape.com
Industry News
Akzo Nobel’s Merger Plan With Axalta Set to Create PPG Deterrent
Akzo Nobel NV is exploring a combination with the biggest maker of car coatings, almost doubling the size of its paint business in a bid to create a deterrent should PPG Industries Inc. attempt another takeover as early as December. 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      
Playing with Fire: Artistic Inspiration Dunn-Edwards
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the first major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and ’80s, Carlos Almaraz. READ NOW      
KILZ Expressions Interior Paint
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PPG expects more blue automobiles on the road in 2018 and beyond
PPG (NYSE: PPG) unveiled its automotive color trends and data, citing blue as the fastest-growing color for automobiles across the world. READ NOW      
Krud Kutter Mold & Mildew Stain Remover
Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Pressure Washer Concentrate is formulated specifically to remove tough stains from mildew, mold, algae, fungus and moss. READ NOW      
SW 3rd Quarter Sales at Record High
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. READ NOW      
New Buy Online Option for Sherwin-Williams Pro Customers
Sherwin-Williams announced the launch of online ordering for professional customers. READ NOW      
Wooster Alpha Paintbrushes
From the first dip Alpha™ brushes show just how well they deliver coatings to the wall. READ NOW      
It is a good time to be a Craftsman…
The construction industry has a message for career-seekers this October: the demand for construction workers is high, and firms are looking to hire.. 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 | Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel
Ideal for windows, doors, and trim, Emerald® Interior/Exterior Urethane Trim Enamel improves efficiency and aesthetics. Emerald goes on in fewer coats and is formulated to stand up to frequent cleanings. Available in satin, semi-gloss and gloss sheens, Emerald delivers a long-lasting look your homeowners will love. 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.
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