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In our neck of the woods, it is time for a professional Renaissance. Over 100 years ago, in 1905, the world was introduced to E=mc². Einstein’s famous concept is that energy and mass are equal, since the speed of light is constant. This equation was a revolutionary idea; it was thinking way outside the box. We need this method of thought in the paint and coating application industry. Rather than dumb down the profession to the minimum level of technical skill for a particular market segment, we must embrace the past and move forward collaboratively to fulfill a brilliant, spectacular future.
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Stop the Insanity, Change Now
A better foundation to build requires three things: trust, collaboration and innovation. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is the only industry that has become less efficient and productive since 1964.
Albert Einstein said that doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is the very definition of insanity. The way we traditionally contract, design and interact in the AEC industry fits this definition.
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5 Tips to Using SEO
print 5 Tips to Using SEO In any industry—but especially the construction industry—it is critical to have a website to promote services and generate sales. However, the internet is a crowded place these days and just having a website isn’t enough. To effectively increase traffic and sales, websites will need to be fine-tuned with search engine optimization (SEO). As business owners seek to make their websites work for them in 2018, here are some key SEO strategies.
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Technical Talk
Sometimes it Sticks & Sometimes it Does Not
The Emerald Arms is a large six story condominium building shown in photo 1. Exterior concrete floors had been previously coated with silicone acrylic floor stain. The stain was in relatively good condition with some areas showing a wear pattern. The reason for refinishing the floors at this time was because the building walls had been repainted and the color of the floors did not complement the new color scheme.
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Industry News
CENTURY Color Tools Benjamin Moore
CENTURY is a new dimension in paint and design. This innovative paint comes in a curated collection of 75 new colors with unprecedented depth. Click here for more      
Festool’s NEW CT Dust Extractors
Keeping your work clean has never been so easy: thanks to its smooth exterior, the new suction hose ensures everything runs smoothly with improved suction. Click here for more      
Graco Today
Since 1926, Graco Inc. has been a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries. Click here for more      
Introducing KILZ® Chalk Style Paint to Add Color and Character
The KILZ® Brand, a trusted name in coatings for more than 40 years, is launching its newest product aimed to meet the needs of the avid DIYer. Click here for more      
PPG’s Olympic Brand not in at Lowes
PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced that Lowe’s will discontinue the sale of OLYMPIC brand paints and stains in its U.S. retail stores, effective mid-2018. Click here for more      
Voorhees Named CEO of Rust-Oleum
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its Rust-Oleum Group will have new leadership. Click here for more      
The 2018 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge
The Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories. Click here for more      
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 2018 Updates
It just became even easier for professionals across the country to get their favorite Sherwin-Williams products. Click here for more      
Measure to Repeal Colorado PaintCare Law Defeated
A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate that would have effectively dismantled the state’s PaintCare program was defeated last week. Click here for more      
Two-for-One Regulatory Relief for Small Business
U.S. District Court Dismisses Challenge to Two-for-One Executive Order Washington, D.C. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams
Top tools for painting pros
Your local Sherwin-Williams store has the latest time-saving tools that will help you and your crews be more productive on every job.
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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
AWCI’s 100th Anniversary!
Orlando, FL
March 24-28, 2018
International Workshop & Tech Tour
London and Oxford
May 22-27, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. Back at the company’s founding in 1883, the initials “PPG” stood for Patton Paint and Glass.
2. One of the most common and valuable functions of record keeping is that it:
3. Leadership of a paint and coating application company:
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