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Remember the Beatles? The band, a four man group, became a world-wide phenomenon. Their talent and craft forever changed the music industry. The Beatles propelled the genre of rock and roll into everyday life. Do you think something like that can happen in another business or even the paint industry? Well, it has happened and probably more often than we realize. Of course, not usually in the sensational Beatles’ way, nonetheless individuals and small groups have innovated and effected human existence from the beginning of time.
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Employee Compensation and Small Business
The Great Recession reinforced the importance of business profitability as it relates to compensation, with small employers quickly slashing wages and benefits to survive during the downturn and gradually reversing course when profits improved. Employee compensation is one of the most—if not the most—important points of negotiation between employers and employees.
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First Ever Anti-Mosquito Paint
Kansai Paint Group, a global manufacturer of paints and coatings, has announced approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint.
The Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint is designed for interior use and contains a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide. The paint has been shown to significantly reduce the presence of mosquitoes in painted areas, contributing to effective mosquito population control and reducing the spread of many mosquito-borne diseases. Formulas for all base colors have been approved for use in this product, enabling Kansai to offer a wide swath of attractive colors.
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Safer Company Driving
Telematics is often thought of as a technology for gathering current vehicle and equipment locations, but the benefits go far beyond tracking asset whereabouts for construction businesses. Telematics provides essential tools to help businesses tackle their most significant challenges, like improving driver safety fleetwide.
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Industry News
Festool’s Aistream Battery Technology: faster, cooler charge
Batteries for the toughest demands: Reduce downtime waiting for battery charging with the Airstream charging system with rapid battery cooling and charging. Click here for more      
PPG’s Paint The Ice EventT
Pittsburgh Penguins fans stop by the PPG Paints Arena to paint messages on the ice thanking the players on another successful season. Click here for more      
Emerald Interior/Exterior Urethane Trim Enamel - Sherwin-Williams
For best-in-class performance on your doors, trim and cabinets use our latest technological breakthrough, Emerald Interior/Exterior Urethane Trim Enamel. Click here for more      
New Cool Feel Color Technology – Sherwin-Williams
Developed to reduce deck surface temperatures by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, SuperDeck Solid Color Stain is available in 20 rich colors that help keep decks cooler to walk on, compared to conventional colors. Click here for more      
Titan Capspray HVLP (2:12)
As a leader in spraying technology, Titan manufactures and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. Click here for more      
Fix it with Zinsser Wall and Ceiling Texture
Have a ding in your textured wall or a stain on your ceiling? Patch, prime, and spray. It’s that easy with Zinsser! Click here for more      
500,000 Workers Needed
Apprenticeships Must Be Expanded - The Construction Industry needs 500,000 workers in the near future – ABC Click here for more      
Virtual Safety Training (cool)
Discover how the Finishing Trades Institute is using virtual reality technology to train members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Click here for more      
NFIB Launches New Brand, Website
NFIB, America’s leading small business association, today unveiled a new brand and updated website that reflect both its 75-year history of blazing paths and its commitment to advocating on behalf of small businesses. Click here for more      
New Banking Law amendment may make credit more available
“NAHB commends President Trump for working with the House and Senate to advance bipartisan banking reform legislation through Congress." Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Titan | TR1 High Efficiency Airless™ Tip
The TR1 HEA tip is a high production tip that is optimized to spray coatings at 1,000 psi which decreases overspray by up to 55%. This revolutionary technology delivers speed, added durability and is perfect for spraying large residential and commercial jobs. Find out more at titantool.com/TR1HEA.         
Sherwin-Williams | Click. Buy. Paint.
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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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
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1. When the EPA levies monetary fines to a business the money goes to the US Treasury:
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