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Have you ever completed a marquee project? Something out of the ordinary, maybe a building that was somewhat prestigious would qualify as a wow we did it job. The criteria for a paint and coating job to be considered big time is varied and does not require projects taking thousands of gallons. Most likely the project may involve manpower challenges, access difficulty, complexity (restoration or other trades), working around daily operations or the public and other aspects that may directly impact scope performance.
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Origins of Craftsmanship
Painting a World Icon
For the very first time in its history, the most iconic landmark in the City of Light is undergoing extensive refurbishments to improve and beautify the Eiffel Tower experience. The comprehensive project, led by SETE*, the Eiffel Tower Operating Company, is underway and will take a total of 15 years to complete. All the while, Paris prepares to host the 2024 Olympic Games as well as the 2025 World Expo. The renovation/upgrade budget reportedly exceeds 300 million. The Iron Lady will have a complete makeover from head to toe to be all set for these major events.
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Great Career Prospects
Many students automatically look at options for a four-year degree and don’t consider a two-year degree or certification in skilled trades. A close look at the data may convince you that a trade school or votech school is good alternative. Skilled trades are typically jobs that require specialized training, including on-the-job training, apprenticeships or a formal vocational education, but not a bachelor’s degree.
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Killer Contracts
The heart of a construction project is the contract. Everything flows from it. Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the latest version of their set of standard contract documents, covering a wide range of agreements necessary to construction. It includes the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (AIA A201), which governs the relationship between owner and contractor, and is incorporated into its architect agreement. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) did not endorse this contract.
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Industry News
Benjamin Moore Scuff-X
Benjamin Moore’s Development Chemist, Jonathan Dugan, explains how Ultra Spec Scuff-X performs in high traffic areas and commercial spaces. Click here for more      
Festool Partners with This Old House
Festool has announced its new media and content partnership with This Old House (TOH), America’s No. 1 multimedia home-enthusiast brand. Click here for more      
Graco Reports Record Sales and Operating Earnings
Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2018. 2nd quarter sales = $424.6 million; 6 month sales =$830.9 million Click here for more      
PPG – Architectural Coatings: a Business Snapshot
PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. Click here to view      
The Sherwin-Williams Company – Record Sales for the 2018 Second Quarter
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Click here for more      
The Colorsnap Matching Tool is for Contractors
Matching color has never been easier with Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Match. Click here for more      
New Methylene Chloride Free Paint Strippers
The new products represent a continued effort by the Company to find solutions that meet the challenges faced by customers and end users. Click here for more      
AeroSander Sandpaper from Wooster
High-performance sandpaper that works 30% faster than conventional sandpaper. Click here for more      
Job Openings Reach Record High
The tight labor market continues to be the biggest problem facing small businesses, with 37 percent of owners reporting job openings they could not fill in the current period, a new survey high. Click here for more      
ABC Calls for Expanding Apprenticeship
MOn behalf of ABC, Mike Holland, chief operating officer, MAREK Companies, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about the need to modernize and expand apprenticeship opportunities in the United States. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Titan® Red Series® Airless Spray Guns
Grasp the future with Titan’s Red Series®, innovative spray guns built for the way you work. The RX-Apex is the newest addition built with practical innovations like the Infinity Packing™ , an ultra-customizable grip and All-Day Trigger™, delivering more comfort and making jobsite life easier. Watch the video and find out more at titantool.com/RedSeries.         
Sherwin-Williams | High Performance Waterbased Alkyd Urethane
Sherwin-Williams® Pro Industrial™ Waterbased Alkyd Urethane offers tough enamel quality in a water-based formula. This interior/exterior enamel offers exceptional durability, a high-quality appearance, excellent touchup and washability. The coating is suitable for multiple substrates, including drywall, wood, masonry and metal.
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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.
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