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       March 30

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
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It does not happen that often, but there is breaking News from the land of the wooden shoe. Netherlands based Akzo Nobel has split into two companies; the well-known paint operation and a new, separate chemical corporation. The chemical business has been sold to an investment company led by the Carlyle Group. The selling price is $12.5 billion ($10.1 billion Euros). What does that matter to American paint professionals? Well for starters, it realigns the world’s largest manufacturers in this order: 1. The Sherwin-Williams Company; 2. PPG Industries; 3. Akzo Nobel.
Best Approach to Outsourcing Work
Small businesses can outsource effectively by following with best practices. Outsourcing can be a great way to grow a business and clear your schedule to work on high-level executive tasks. These practices will help you determine what you need to know before you outsource.
Ask One Question to Win More Projects
In a fiercely competitive environment, as we’ve been experiencing over the past few years, small differences can play a major role in whether you win or lose a proposal competition. Let’s be honest with ourselves. We all provide the exact same services our competitors do. And for the most part, our qualifications and experiences are the same.
Get the Safety Walkaround
Washington — Demonstrating a commitment to worker safety, and getting a firsthand look at whether safety and health programs are working. These are two of the reasons business owners and managers should personally conduct periodic walkaround inspections, OSHA states in a recently released fact sheet. The fact sheet breaks conducting a walkaround into three steps: before, during and after an inspection.
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Color Selection
Cabinet of Curiosities
Cracked apothecary jars, wax-sealed test tubes, flasks with glass stoppers, old labels reading “Mummy.” Special cabinets within the Harvard Art Museums crowd with approximately 3,000 preserved color samples. Below each pigment is shelved the corresponding source material: rocks, shells, roots, insects — even a sample of said mummy. Together, the assembly constitutes the Forbes Pigment Collection, each item of which has a story and a serious place in art history.
Industry News
Akzo Nobel Sells Chemicals Business to Carlyle for $12.5 Billion
Akzo Nobel’s sale of its specialty chemicals unit to U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group for 10.1 billion euros ($12.5 billion) is set to transform the Dutch company into a more focused supplier of paints and coatings. Click here for more      
Axalta Acquires California Manufacturing and Distribution Facility
Axalta has acquired a manufacturing and distribution facility in Sacramento, Calif., to reportedly support growth in its North American Industrial and Refinish businesses. Click here for more      
Renovation Services by PPG Paints
From written specifications to project inspection, the experts at PPG Paints provide a comprehensive program for exterior renovations. Click here for more      
RPM Acquires Miracle Sealants
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Miracle Sealants Company, a manufacturer of sealers, cleaners, polishes and related products primarily for tile and natural stone. Based in Arcadia, Calif., Miracle Sealants has annual net sales of approximately $25 million. Click here for more      
Rust-Oleum Industrial- Chip Flooring System Demo
Rust-Oleum Industrial provides a step-by-step application demonstration of the Chip Flooring System. Click here for more      
Sherwin Williams…da Plane
Fun to see an airplane transform from good to great. Watch as the C&L Aviation Group’s Aircraft Painting Team transforms a CRJ 700 private jet into an airborne work of art! Click here for more      
Titan Introduces RX-Apex Airless Spray Gun
Titan manufactures and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. Click here for more      
Valspar Paint 12 Colors of 2018
Love color? Valspar is your playground! With a nearly endless supply of colors to choose from, we make change fun, easy and beautiful. Click here for more      
Festool’s GRANAT Net Dust-free Sanding
The new GRANAT Net is perfect for sanding materials that produce large quantities of dust. Click here for more      
Shepherd Color announces new YInMn Blue Pigment
The Shepherd Color Co. is excited to announce the groundbreaking “YInMn Blue” technology, licensed from Oregon State University, and inspiring the new “Bluetiful” crayon color from Crayola, is ready for commercial sale. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
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Sherwin-Williams has exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. Buy online anytime with benefits including order status updates, 24/7 ordering, a Quick Order link to streamline your purchase, and a Frequently Purchased section for easy reordering. At mySW.com, you can plan ahead for a faster, more efficient workflow.
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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
International Workshop & Tech Tour
London and Oxford
May 22 - 27, 2018
Wallcovering Installers Association - WIA Convention
Denver, CO
Sept 13 - 15, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. After drying, exterior masonry paint is not immediately waterproof; it becomes waterproof after curing.
2. If an employee is not performing:
3. In the mid to late 1800s, there were about _______ paint and paint component manufacturers.
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com