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      October 11

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
There is Big News! AkzoNobel will be split into two companies from the sale of their chemical business. The Netherlands based company is one of the biggest paint manufacturers in the world and this sale is a major deal. It leaves Akzo with a singular focus on paint making. Not so long ago, PPG tendered a buyout, which was opposed and things got a bit bumpy when PPG increased the value of the offer.
The Culture of Leaders
Tom is a friend of mine. Tom is a triathlete. Tom missed his last event due to a broken collarbone, because Tom went over the handlebars on his bike. It’s time to be the adult in the room without being a boss. I’m already on record as having said swimmers are odd ducks. But bicyclists are nuts. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that almost every serious cyclist I know has had a brush (or two) with death.
Image Matters
Image matters. In fact, sometimes it isn’t even the best idea that wins in the marketplace, but the idea that is told in the most compelling way and reaches the right people. For entrepreneurs or small-business owners, it’s impossible to have expertise in every area of your business — legal, human resources, finance, marketing. And frequently, you don’t have the budget to hire those experts full time at the start of your journey.
10 Business Building Tips
Building a business doesn’t have to be complicated–it just has to be effective. As a business owner, we have many concerns. From accounting and inventory to managing employees and subcontractors, small businesses do it all. Sometimes it may feel like there’s little time left to work on building the business.
Industry News
AkzoNobel sells Chemical Business
Akzo Nobel N.V. has completed the sale of the Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion (Aprox. $12.5 billion US dollars). Click here for more      
Benjamin Moore Century (1:40)
Century is the world’s first Soft Touch Matte finish paint with never-before-seen depth in 75 exclusive colors. Click here for more      
Dunn-Edwards 2019 Color of the Year – Spice of Life (2:13)
Spice of Life urges us to explore, to reflect, to live! Learn more about Spice of Life, our 2019 Color of the Year. Click here for more      
Cavern Clay is Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year
A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, Cavern Clay is a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together create the desert modern aesthetic. Click here for more      
Painting the WestJet MagicPlane (2:40)
The Magic Plane took a total of 36 different paint colors and features a familiar and friendly Disney Sorcerer Click here to view      
Rust-Oleum introduces RockSolid Patio & Driveway
Under the trusted RockSolid name, Rust-Oleum is rolling out a family of products to protect and beautify patios and driveways. Click here for more      
Wooster Mini-Koter Line Gets a New Look, New Items
For decades, the Wooster Mini-Koter® miniroller line has remained a good solution for painting in tight areas such as behind radiators, pipes, behind toilet tanks, or anywhere else a brush or full-size roller simply won’t reach. Click here for more      
Titan PermaStroke Technology (.21)
Our Elite 3500 and PowrLiner 3500 both feature our innovative PermaStroke Technology. Click here for more      
Compensation rises as owners report no qualified applicants at a record high
A record net 37 percent of owners reported raising overall compensation in hopes of hiring and retaining employees in the tight labor market, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, released today. Click here for more      
Paint Manufacturers Ask EPA to be more Transparent
The American Coatings Association (ACA) submitted commentary requesting that the EPA make the science based information regarding regulatory decisions publically accessible. 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.         
Block Stains to the Extreme
Stop stains and tannins from bleeding through repaints with Sherwin-Williams® Extreme Block™ Interior/Exterior Stain Blocking Primer/Sealer. The fast-drying alkyd formula seals off stubborn stains like smoke and nicotine, is easy to sand and can be topcoated in as little as two hours, quickly restoring properties to a fresh condition.
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
IDAL 2018 Convention
Greensboro, NC
October 17th - 21st 2018
Orlando, FL - Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Feb 11th - 14th 2019
SUB Excel
Nashville, Tennesse
March 6 - 9th 2019
Knowledge Test
1. A safety culture is when someone gets injured everyone shares the blame:
2. ______percent of workers’ comp claims involve a real accident at work
3. After selling the chemical business, by sales, AkzoNobel is the ____largest paint manufacturer in the world today.
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com