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As old 2017 canes its way out the door, wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Now is the time to implement change. At work, stop with the social/meaningless resolutions! Why can’t we be more like athletes and make work a competition? Winners get little fake gold statues, along with a pat on the back and profit or a quarterly bonus. Losers struggle left frustrated and half empty, while quietly promising to work harder. Hit 2018 running; train to be an all-star.
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Why We Can’t Seem to Understand Millennials
Today, there is no shortage of advice and observations about employing people in the millennial generation. According to researchers Neil Howe and William Strauss the millennials are those “born in 1982 and approximately the 20 years thereafter.” It wasn’t until 2012 that they established the official end point of the generation as 2004.
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What’s in Your Warranty?
A warranty is meant to protect a purchaser from any faults or defects in goods or services purchased. But warranties are as different as the products and services that they protect. What’s more, because courts interpret warranties in widely different ways — as either a creature of tort, contract or a mixture of both ― there exists no “one size fits all” approach1. As such, it’s important for both owners and contractors to know what the warranty they are receiving or issuing is worth. What is and is not covered? What are the gaps in coverage that could lead to future disputes?
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Technical Talk
New Gypsum Board in General
For a while now, there has been a lack of understanding of the issues and concerns that come between the industry trades of gypsum board finishing, paint and wallcovering application and what is stated in the project specifications. This lack of understanding leads to finger-pointing whenever performance expectations are not met.
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Construction Jobs of Tomorrow
Much of the current conversation about the future of work in the United States revolves around fears of technology making workers obsolete. But, the discussion can’t only be about how automation will change the nature of work or how machines will replace human workers.
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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
Old Tires Come Back Black
AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tires…Tires that have reached the end of the road are being harvested for carbon black and used to produce powder coatings. Click here for more      
A Winning Combination: Louisville Slugger® Case Study
Louisville Slugger teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to improve their products and as a result, saved time and money Click here for more      
PPG board of directors authorizes $2.5 billion share repurchase program
The authorization is effective immediately, does not expire and gives management discretion in determining the conditions under which shares may be purchased. Click here for more      
Rust-Oleum Industrial 3800 System DTM Acrylic Enamel
Rust-Oleum Industrial’s new 3800 System is a fast drying acrylic that delivers excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion Click here for more      
SW’s New Color Palettes Bring Trends to Life
Color can make a positive impact on a space and its inhabitants. Click here for more      
Festool: Creating Profitability for Craftsmen
Dettmore Home Improvements are professional home remodelers in New Jersey. Click here for more      
NLRB Overturned the Joint Employer Rule
“NAHB applauds the NLRB decision to overturn its ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries that radically expanded the traditional test for joint employer status." Click here for more      
AGC Targets Burdensome OSHA, PLA and DOJ Guidance
A recent decision (link is external) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed what AGC informed Congress of last November (link is external): that Congress may repeal not only final rules under the CRA, but also agency guidance and policies. Click here for more      
ABC Chief Economist Predicts Stable 2018 Construction Economy
While construction project backlog and contractor confidence remain high heading into the new year, Basu warns there are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into play. Click here for more      
What is a Finish?
Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) looks at how industrial surface finishing enhances everyday products, showing different coating applications, uses and advantages. Click here for more      
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
Paint Shield® Interior Latex Microbicidal Paint
Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint is the first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of Staph, MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on a painted surface. Paint Shield® offers an important new tool to help prevent the spread of bacteria on painted surfaces.
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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
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